tonywong

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On article Steve Huff: 'Why I love my Micro Four Thirds System' (33 comments in total)
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clack: I no longer get crazy excited with new DPReview posts because today almost ALL photo review website articles are fantastic and can in reality, tell us anything we need to know. I do not see much in the future that will truly make me jump up and down and get crazy excited, like some posts used to do for me, but hey, you never know. Even so, if you want a real article, one that reads well and reads all the time and is a joy to scroll through there will never be a replacement for that feeling for many of us. But man, there are so many great photo review sites out there today.

To those who discount DPReview you should not until you try a nice current post with good content. It is capable of just about anything you may want to read sans criticism and biting the hands that it is fed by. Other than that DPReview illustrations have pleasing color, and pop and always bring a smile to my face ; )

@clack, Bravo, well done!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
On article Meet Canon's 200mm F1.8, aka "Eye of Sauron" (17 comments in total)
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Sonamair: I actually have one of the few left on the planet in Showroom condition with hard case, soft lens cover and original as well as Arca foot and even the keys to the case
FOR SALE
If anyone is interested. Serious inquires only please

I see your post on FM. Will consider it but working on getting a few Olympus SHG lenses right now too. :P

Very beautiful lens, GLWS.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 05:26 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Karroly: Some say this is a Canon and Nikon killer. I do not think so. If they are not able to react quickly, they can turn into lens manufacturers for Sony. Their Pro lens offering is far broader than Sony. ;-)

There is a lot of gotchas that go on behind the scenes to adapt the different AF systems, some of which might be too difficult to tackle given a small company's budget. The first party will never do it, ie Sony and Canon are too stubborn to give away any of their proprietary knowledge, and the hardware necessary to make it happen might make the adapter too expensive (ie. higher voltage drive modes to move big lens elements around).

Using TS-E lenses are basically the best case scenario for the adapters because all you have to worry about is aperture communication.

Would I use a Canon 200/2 on a Sony adapted? Sure, but if Sony gives me eye focus, dual IS, fast CAF modes on a native 200/2 GMaster, you bet I'll be selling my EF mount unit for a Sony unit. Until then, I can't trust the adapters to work well, all the time.

There is hope, but then there is always hype. :P

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 02:21 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Karroly: Some say this is a Canon and Nikon killer. I do not think so. If they are not able to react quickly, they can turn into lens manufacturers for Sony. Their Pro lens offering is far broader than Sony. ;-)

But what's the point of it? After a certain point in time the native lens libraries should be diverse enough where the adapters are not necessary. So the extra years will be nice to make adapters mature enough but you may as well just swap systems once a lens library matures instead of 'early adopting'.

Native lenses will always focus faster and more accurately than adapted lenses. At some point adapted may be close enough where it won't matter, but most people will wind up using a native lens because they are likely to be newer and have more (compatible) features, as well as improved optics.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (80 comments in total)
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xsamie: Now compare the innovation of DJI with Canon/Nikon. This Spark proves that you can make a little brother of a great product without artificially limiting features. It has wow all over. Bravo DJI

Artificially limiting features isn't just limited to Canon/Nikon.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/3629905/top-drone-manufacturer-threatens-to-brick-its-1-5k-copters-unless-owners-agree-to-share-their-details-online/

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Karroly: Some say this is a Canon and Nikon killer. I do not think so. If they are not able to react quickly, they can turn into lens manufacturers for Sony. Their Pro lens offering is far broader than Sony. ;-)

I have a Commlite EF -> E mount adapter. I also have the Sigma EF-> E MC-11 mount adapter. I also have a Metabones IV EF-E smart adapter.

I would not count on any one to be used for more than hobbyist work.

Sometimes they work fine but sometimes they misfocus, sometimes they do nothing at all, sometimes they lock the entire camera up.

A mount to E mount? Sure. EF to E? Still a work in progress, no ETA on whether it will ever be good enough for critical work.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
On article Meet Canon's 200mm F1.8, aka "Eye of Sauron" (17 comments in total)
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Sonamair: I actually have one of the few left on the planet in Showroom condition with hard case, soft lens cover and original as well as Arca foot and even the keys to the case
FOR SALE
If anyone is interested. Serious inquires only please

EF or FD?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 02:43 UTC

You guys need a change list page of what was added and removed, otherwise the comments will make little sense as things get rearranged, added, dropped etc.

Article carries a publish date of May 17, 2017 but comments are already 11 months old.

Also the 2016 roundup bounces to the 2017 one, so the previous rankings and analysis are wiped out?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 22:58 UTC as 92nd comment
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Orchideon: Unbelievable, to today since long month after existence of the A99II on the market, no deep review of this great instrument here, on DPR. Where have you been the long time ago, where are you so long with them ? Since 25th of November I´m happy owner of this technical wonder, but I´m only amateur and want to have - behind other great reviews - your review too, and I´m not alone with this wish ... Why - while I still hope you´re THE BEST, BOYS. Or not ? Or are you worry, that the Cannikons may have a strong competitor in this class ? Or has D.F. Watt truth ? Oh, you´ll be the last with review ? See also my a little bit older small amateur review in this discussion.

-no text

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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poewing: A micro USB tether port does not belong on a professional camera.

You seem to love getting poked.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 03:31 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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poewing: A micro USB tether port does not belong on a professional camera.

Getting warmer...not.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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poewing: A micro USB tether port does not belong on a professional camera.

now you are setting yourself on fire. Amusing. Read the original post.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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poewing: A micro USB tether port does not belong on a professional camera.

Thanks for insulting me and OP, (s)he did *not* ask about tethering options, he probably knows what an ethernet port is for. It is moronic for you to assume otherwise.

His contention was that micro USB is not a good option for tethering vs other USB options, yet you wildly flail your way down the path like some village idiot babbling about ethernet and taking the camera's card out. Keep digging. It is highly amusing.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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poewing: A micro USB tether port does not belong on a professional camera.

http://www.webtorials.com/content/2013/11/micro-usb---unmitigated-stupid-blunder.html

This is an analysis of why micro USB is inferior to bog standard USB A or even type C connectors. On a 4500USD camera.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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poewing: A micro USB tether port does not belong on a professional camera.

The part where he said micro USB?

Besides, Sony makes no mention of the tethering speed of the ethernet port, it could be 100base T or sub gigabit speed as far anyone can tell.

Almost all laptops have USB, lots of laptops (ahem MacBooks) do not have ethernet.

Not sure why you don't understand what the OP's point is. If he was just talking about tethering options it would have brought ethernet into it.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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poewing: A micro USB tether port does not belong on a professional camera.

Gee, what does the ethernet port have to do with the OP's contention about micro USB? He is talking about micro-USB vs USB-A or USB-C connectors.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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thx1138: dpreview still clinging to outdated ACR for RAW. For high ISO DxO Elite PRIME is hands down best NR engine. Wait until that supports the A9 and it also extracts better detail, has better lens profiles. Only thing it lacks really is local adjustments, not sure why they haven't got on that yet. Otherwise C1 Pro 10 is best overall IMO.

If you want to use C1 Pro 10, go ahead, it's a good RAW processor, but if DPR switched to C1 Pro 10 for this, then A/B comparisons would be difficult between cameras already reviewed.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 05:44 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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poewing: A micro USB tether port does not belong on a professional camera.

@osv, well I guess that ethernet port is not for USB.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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VadymA: Sony just cancelled movie rental service on their smart TV's with no alternative app. Easy movie rental was one main reason I bought their smart TV in the first place. Speaking of Sony customer care...

What's wrong with Canon's photocopiers? Serious question, interested in their business volume stuff right now.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 05:33 UTC
On article Polaroid sold to new owner (93 comments in total)
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Quantum Scientist: How many Pollocks does it take to build a great camera?

How many American 'exceptionally higher IQ' individuals would misspell Vibrational as Vlbrational? L key substitution for the i key? Extremely odd mistake, especially for someone who purports to specialize in that field.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 19:14 UTC
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