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On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (458 comments in total)
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Thoughts: I guess some people will never like EVF or mirrorless, just like some never liked digital cameras.

try Leica M2

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 23:07 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (458 comments in total)

I guess some people will never like EVF or mirrorless, just like some never liked digital cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 21:27 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon patent shows curved sensor design (94 comments in total)
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Everythingis1: I sincerely wish that one of these companies would perfect the curved sensor and associated lens design then release a pocketable APSC fixed zoom lens camera.

Get a Ricoh GR and zoom with legs or use cropped mode to 35mm and 47mm.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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massimogori: Food for thought for all the people who quickly defined the Nikon 1 series as crap.

still it is a copycat :P

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (458 comments in total)
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braisim: I don't understand why Sony don't just use the A7 family form factor for their top of the range APS C mirrorless line. It would solve some of the ergonomic issues of the A6000 family quite easily (e.g. viewfinder placement, twin control dials). The current A6000 form factor might be good for a consumer entry-level camera like the A6000 or the A5000, but surely not on a camera like the A6500 costing some $1400.

It is not entry-level styling.

It is just range-finder style, some people prefer it over A7 SLR style.

Some argue, for example, for street photography, range-finder style is better.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Why to spend $1200-2000 to buy any of these. Buy a D7200, and you'll have a state-of-the-art- camera for the next 5 years. Sure.

Olymguy, I agree that they are fast and good quality, but they are not for everyone due to the weight and size.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:48 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: --------------BREAKING NEWS-------

TOKYO -- Nikon plans to eliminate about 1,000 jobs in Japan, or 10% of its domestic workforce, as the company shifts resources away from once core businesses to medical devices and other growth areas.
The cuts over the next two to three years will mostly affect Nikon's money-losing semiconductor equipment operations and its shrinking digital camera business.
Nikon likely will offer early retirement to workers at facilities including its Kumagaya plant in Saitama Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, which makes semiconductor lithography systems. Severance payments and other restructuring costs are expected to total hundreds of millions of dollars over two to three years.
Nikon is seen missing its forecast of a 64% jump in net profit to 30 billion yen ($287 million) for the fiscal year ending in March. Its net profit has fallen from a peak of 75.4 billion yen in fiscal 2007 to 18.2 billion yen last year.

Nikkei - ... Sales in the company's camera business dropped 30% in three years to 520.4 billion in fiscal 2015.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Why to spend $1200-2000 to buy any of these. Buy a D7200, and you'll have a state-of-the-art- camera for the next 5 years. Sure.

brumd, I wouldn't defend Nikon's poor effort like this. Try to find a Nikon FX 14mm f2.8 and compare the size and cost. All they want is ask you to get upgrade to FX camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Why to spend $1200-2000 to buy any of these. Buy a D7200, and you'll have a state-of-the-art- camera for the next 5 years. Sure.

No doubt D7200 is great on its own, Nikon's DX lens offering is rather underwhelming though. Fuji has excellent 14mm f2.8, 18mm f2, 23mm f1.4 etc . Nikon has only two DX primes.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Year 2002, Canon A40, 2 mega pixel.

A luxury item for a poor student.

Learned some basics and took photos such as :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/20652943@N00/5719629898/in/dateposted-public/

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 348th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)

I had it for 3 years. I wished that Nikon would make a wide angle prime (18mm f2.8), along with their 35mm DX, this compact D40 would have been even more awesome. Eventually, I gave up waiting and sold all my Nikon gear. 10 years later, not sure anyone is still waiting for more DX lenses, in the meantime, the list of 18-xxx mm lenses has become even longer...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 64th comment
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Thoughts: I am a little uncomfortable that they didn't think it was a liberated Japan.

A beautiful piece of work though. Much prettier than any today's Nikon DSLR.

Germany was defeated too. I am not sure if I have ever come across any products manufactured post-war that indicates Germany was occupied.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 23:11 UTC

I am a little uncomfortable that they didn't think it was a liberated Japan.

A beautiful piece of work though. Much prettier than any today's Nikon DSLR.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 20:38 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
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PPierre: And yet, no WA prime for this incredible camera. The SEL10-18 is too mushy, the Sigma 19f2.8 is good but not a winner. I think I'll spend that cash on an A7II, though to me, this A6500 would be a perfect camera. It just lacks a WA prime that's worth the body...

http://sebimagery.com/blog/2014/12/24/no-pants-day-7-sony-a6000-voigtlander-15mm45-cv15

This is one, I use CV15 ltm on Nex5n, you can find my recent posts.

The third version is heavy and pricy, if you only use it on Apsc , then the older two versions work well enough.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
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PPierre: And yet, no WA prime for this incredible camera. The SEL10-18 is too mushy, the Sigma 19f2.8 is good but not a winner. I think I'll spend that cash on an A7II, though to me, this A6500 would be a perfect camera. It just lacks a WA prime that's worth the body...

Samyang 12mm, Zeiss 12mm,or Voigtlander 10, 12, 15, various versions.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 08:43 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: It seems like a great camera, however the product cycle is REALLY short (from March when the a6300 was introduced til today) it is kind of crazy...

If you see it as the upgrade of NEX 7,then the cycle is long!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
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Thoughts: I predict in year 2026, DPR will publish an article titled :

Throwback Thursday: Sony a6500

call it Advance Thursday for now Richard? :)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
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johnduncan: Given it addresses the perceived flaws of the 6000/63000, not sure how anybody could find anything to complain about in this camer...oh.

Mike, I just tried to make a point that people always find some faults despite the fact it is a major upgrade indeed. I think it is a perfect travel camera to use my legacy prime lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:01 UTC

I predict in year 2026, DPR will publish an article titled :

Throwback Thursday: Sony a6500

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:50 UTC as 111th comment | 4 replies
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johnduncan: Given it addresses the perceived flaws of the 6000/63000, not sure how anybody could find anything to complain about in this camer...oh.

Read below or above: update too soon, too expensive, not enough lenses, potentially too hot when shooting videos. Not nice to hold.... That's about it

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
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