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malcolml1: They look reasonable at first quick overview. Of course there is the opt out clause that member states can still set their additional rules. Here where I live most of where you'd want to photograph from above is barred because it is an environmental zone. So nothing will change. Funny enough, a country like Switzerland, which you'd expect to be super strict, is pretty easy going (I know Switzerland is not in the EU).

I'm pretty sure that Switzerland will be covered by the new EU rules. Switzerland is a member of EASA and applies EU aviation safety regulation in the same way as EU Member States.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 11:19 UTC
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Horshack: If I'm understanding the chart correctly [that it's representing the percentage market share for the top 5 FF MILC sellers], the inverted line relationship between the A7III and RP indicate A7III volume was steady over the entire period whereas it was only RP volume which varied, starting strong at introduction and then dropping off considerably.

You cannot deduce from the graph that ‘volumes held steady’ since the graph shows market shares. That was the point I wanted to make. We don’t know whether volumes have grown or shrunk over the same period.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 06:13 UTC
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DougDolde: I would never buy a Sony camera !

interesting/fascinating

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 14:17 UTC
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Horshack: If I'm understanding the chart correctly [that it's representing the percentage market share for the top 5 FF MILC sellers], the inverted line relationship between the A7III and RP indicate A7III volume was steady over the entire period whereas it was only RP volume which varied, starting strong at introduction and then dropping off considerably.

No, the chart uses % so I presume we're talking market shares, not volumes. Sony A7III share seems to increase from c.28% to over 40% over the month. We can't tell whether what the volumes are.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 14:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3302 comments in total)

The (only) two things I love about this camera compared to my Sony A7 III are the flippy screen and the top LCD. The screen on the Sony is a bit crappy to be honest.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2018 at 13:48 UTC as 205th comment
On article Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD Review (172 comments in total)

€ pricing seems to be off. I'm seeing this lens advertised for €799, nowhere near the €1049 quoted in the article.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2018 at 08:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2018 (176 comments in total)

I thought it was Jordan’s job to do the review of the video capabilities of cameras under test. This time it’s Chris only. What’s behind that?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 22:11 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Livsimage: There is too much hype on here for Sony's so called innovation.

Eye AF is useless if there is any more than two people standing in front of you. These are gimmicks professionals mostly don't use. Same for zebras and focus peaking in the EVF: Inconsistent and at times not accurate; IBIS is a good feature for video but even then the movie makers turn it off when the camera is mounted to a gimbal.

The EVF's in most cameras today are still quite a way off of being crisp enough to provide relief for the human eye. The only one I tried that was any good was on the Panasonic G9. The silent shooting features are at least usable for shooting in theaters or golf courses etc... for mine that is the best feature on The Sony's. The other aspects - build quality, ergonomics, menus and colors are all a step or two behind the big two.
The biggest hurdle for Sony in achieving market penetration is their grossly overpriced lenses.

Like others have said, you're wrong on Eye-AF. Works fine for group shots. And quite frankly, I don't care if 'pros' use it or need it. I'm not a pro, but I know it helps me take good portraits.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 14:25 UTC
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ozturert: The problem is, half of things you call "innovation" have already been there. Sony has worked quite hard to match DSLR's performance and they have managed mostly (but not completely).
A simple joystick on a Sony body has caused tornados in internet, but that simple "innovation" has been there since Canon 20D!
It took several FF bodies and many years to "innovate" a big battery so that a 3000USD body can take more than 300 photos!
And now after so many generations Sony cannot even "innovate" a truly weather proof body! Your 3200USD body may leak!
There is making news and there is exaggerated bloated "innovations". I see the internet sites and Youtube rope dancers (so called "Youtubers") cannot find balance.

You are mistaken, Sony has been putting joysticks on camera bodies for years. See, for example, the A77, A99, A77II, A99II. Even the A900, going back 10 years... It's true that the first iterations of the A7 family did not feature a joystick, because I guess that it was not deemed a good use of space given the more compact form factor. But that has now been rectified. Likewise the battery. Sony A-mount bodies have for many years used large-capacity batteries and now Sony has worked out how to do that on a more demanding EVF, small body. That is innovation. So your comments really don't hold any water.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 14:24 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1178 comments in total)
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zakk9: "First, there is a perceivable lag when turning dials on the a7 III (and other Sony cameras for that matter), something that is not the case with other DSLRs at this price point. I also find the EVF can take a fraction of a second to engage when one’s eye is brought to the finder."

Yup, it is an issue for some of us, and no, I don't think it can be fixed with a firmware update. With a mirrorless, everything you see and do is processed by a computer. The processing capacity of that computer will decide how responsive the camera is.

Then there's battery life. I travelled with Nikon digital DSLR cameras for nearly 10 years. I mostly carried two batteries, and the charger was something I knew was somewhere at the bottom of my suitcase. Now, with mirrorless (Panasonic) cameras, charging is a daily routine and running out of power is a constant issue. Mirrorless cameras simply use more energy, due to the reliance of LCDs and all the processing mentioned above. This won't change soon.

regarding the time taken for the EVF to react, I find that with my Sony I subconsciously touch the shutter button as I bring the camera up to my eye and that way the EVF is active by the time I want to look at it. It's something you get used to very quickly so I don't think this is an issue of importance.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 08:49 UTC
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GabrielZ: That camera is huge for a 4/3 device! Does it really need to be that big?

Agree. It kind of looks like a sportscar driving around on 16" rims. Something not quite right...

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 15:38 UTC
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princecody: This new Sony is the Greatest til Sony releases a newer version in 6 months then the debate continues “I’ve got the coolest camera to date” ☺️

A7RII released almost 2.5 years ago. A7II released 3 years ago (and no update yet) A7SII released more than 2 years ago. Why do you expect a new version in just 6 months?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
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vFunct: Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

Just asking the question. Sure let’s consider what pros use. But their needs might be different to those of about 90% of the photographers in this forum. Different horses for different courses.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
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vFunct: Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

Frankly, should we even care that most pro photographers use DSLRs?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: When can we expect the A7iii?? I want all this in a 24mp version. Otherwise I’ll get the a6500 for my video needs.

Still a bit too expensive for me - I only recently got my A7II. TBH I value the ergonomic improvements of the A7RIII more than the resolution gain of the A7RII over the A7II

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: When can we expect the A7iii?? I want all this in a 24mp version. Otherwise I’ll get the a6500 for my video needs.

Me too. Can't afford this camera and don't need the resolution or the speed or dual card slots so A7III with joystick and bigger battery would be great.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
On article Best cameras under $500 (364 comments in total)
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liviutza: I am a long time Canon user and still cannot see how the M100 holds a handle to the A6000, photography-wise... focus in video may be faster to a certain degree (did not test them) but as far as I can tell that's the only feature where Canon may show some, if any, superiority. I do not believe buying a beginner's camera in this price range is better than buying a more serious one...

Indeed the DPR comments on each camera don't seem very consistent. Sony A6000 is criticised for its limited lens range, when the far more limited EOS-M lens range is not mentioned at all.
Re. AF, Sony has 179 phase detect points and 25 contrast detect points on-sensor. Surely more than enough at this price point.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:44 UTC

Facebook is evil

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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IdM photography: Nikon are stopping DIRECT sales in Brazil... not stopping sales... Does Nikon have direct sales in the USA or in Europe? No...

Article says that in Brazil, Nikon sells exclusively through its own e-commerce channels.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
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jc1000: They say Lightroom Classic will still be supported but I think the writing's on the wall. Adobe wants to maximize profits and lock you into cloud services. Time to move on to other products that are producing innovative desktop solutions instead of Adobe's amateur mobile products.

I agree, although the iPod Classic's death was rather long and drawn-out.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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