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On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2746 comments in total)
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dpreview44: wow 120fps.. double the refresh rate of Fuji

HaHaHa... say one calling himself Nikon Guy....

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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RubberDials: So many moronic comments on this page - too big, too slow, overpriced, paying for the blue badge etc..

If only the lens designers at Zeiss knew as much as you guys eh? They could have made it smaller and a lot faster!

Why don't you try emailing them your lens schematics? Maybe chuck in some suggestions for where to use aspheres or air spaces and what kind of substrates they could go with. Ways they could polish the elements to cut down on light scatter...

I'm sure the guys at Zeiss/Tamron/Cosina or whoever throws this Zeiss junk together would be pleased to get your designs. They haven't got a clue, right?

Early indications are that the optical quality of this lens is astounding, but I'm sure you guys could do better.

It is perfectly OK to prefer noisy, nervous, swirling bokeh, but for that the best choise would be a 25$ Jupiter... definetly not the Leitz heritage.

I had Batis 85 for testing and rejected it for wery unflatering bokeh, now looking forward for SONY 85/1.8 which looks quite better at least in this aspect or maybe SONY 100 STF GM - both look to be a more attractive options for my needs

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 14:06 UTC
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DarnGoodPhotos: Are these the APSC or FF focal lengths?

... full-frame 'Iberit' prime lenses is on display at this year's CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 12:50 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (765 comments in total)

Minolta srT 101, with 50/1.4. used at 1977.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:53 UTC as 381st comment
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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c45: The a6500 is the a6300 take No. 2, in 9 months there will be a6700 or a6300 take No. 3

A6300 was delayed due to lack of competition. Like A6300 the currently announced A6500 is just a respond to Fuji and Oly newcomers, and Sony just had to decide if to response now or still wait. Sony currently has 3 APS-C bodies that range in price and functions - all we have is to chose from.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 19:36 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2160 comments in total)
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akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.

They all captured superb images.

I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.

All three suffered issues due to this.

The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.

I am now trying Pentax.

If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.

I still have the original NEX-5 working flawlessly after ~45,000 shots. My NEX-5n is serving now other photographer passed the 60,000 shots. I have now one A6000 with more than 30,000 and another A6000 (relatively new) with over 5,000 shots. I had only one failure with NEX-5n (electronic failure).

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2160 comments in total)
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jango: i wonder how the sony a6000 get better score on egronomics& handling (it's the same body) and less point on image qulity and high iso performance (it's almost the same sensor)?

Actually, the A6300 has some new features to improve ergonomics over A6000. It looks like "ergonomics" was used by the reviewer as some type of "ballansing" issue not to be held as too positive toward Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
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Don Diafragma: With other camera manufacturers you get these kind of updates for free in a firmware upgrade.

Oh no sorry....this is called an 'App', so they can charge you for the upgrade.

As basically this is nothing more then a single (paid) feature firmware upgrade as you still need to install this onto your camera and there is no open SDK for 3rd party developers available either.

Smart marketing move by Sony to call a paid single feature update that installs like a firmware an 'App'.

You can save the 10$ and buy a Cokin or Lee Graduated ND filters set - a holder, 2~3 adapter rings for different lenses, 2~3 filter for as low as 150$...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 13:58 UTC
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Combatmedic870: No pics of the cool a*s oled? Looks awesome!!! This is how digital lenses should be made from now on (except with aperture rings of coarse)!! Mix the oled tech with fuji lenses and they would be AWESOME!!!

Minolta film AF camera - Minolta 7, had an LCD display on the film door at the back and among other presented focus and DOF information. This was around 1985 if I remember correctly...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 20:03 UTC
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thx1138: Nice enough video but we have zero proof of the tracking ability. What is the keeper rate, where are the 100% crops of the full size RAWs? Show me those and I would be far more impressed if it really can deliver consistently. Anybody can get a a sharp shot now and then, but what about 95% keeper rate and by that I mean critically sharp at 100% view.

However, the lack of EVF and the small size are a total turn off for me especially when hanging large glass off the camera. Heck we might as just well integrate the sensor into the lens, the body is so small as to be useless. Menu driven control is a total joke for a serious action camera and is bad enough for general walk about shooting.

lack of EVF ????

A6000 ???

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 02:49 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology (216 comments in total)

Arithmetically means that Pitch & Yaw is compensated by lateral movement of IBIS system in X and Y. The amount of movement is determined by detected angle and knowledge the focal length of the lens.

Actually, correcting Pitch and Yaw is the main if not the only reason that IBIS requires to be informed of the true focal length of the lens. This "algorithmic" correction of Pitch & Yaw was implemented from day one of Minolta IBIS introduced in Dynax/Maxum 7D and following models.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 05:13 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)
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ZeevK: Two things you can no longer do is attach an optional EVF or use a wireless remote control (though your smartphone can handle that).

For me, these two kill the A5100 as an upgrade option for my NEX-5N...

And I cannot use the external flash and the external microphone I bought.

Actually, I feel that Sony just p*ss on me and all the customers that invented into the NEX system accessories.

This is a very disgraceful habit of Sony to neglect and completely disregard their current customers. I was a Sony fun for too long.

They got my money and in return they do not give a sh* about me anymore.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 10:02 UTC
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)

Two things you can no longer do is attach an optional EVF or use a wireless remote control (though your smartphone can handle that).

For me, these two kill the A5100 as an upgrade option for my NEX-5N...

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 09:33 UTC as 151st comment | 3 replies
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naththo: You need to watch out for vignetting at lower f stops like around F1.8 or F2 or F2.8 or so. That is very good lens I must say, very high level of sharpness but distortion is fairly significant that may be common through Sony lens even incorporated with Zeiss glass. I found that Sigma lens has a lot less distortion when combined with Nex 7 to compare to Sony fixed focal lens. Sony need to improve in manufacture over lens to have less distortion and vignetting that would be nice if they do so.

@naththo: "Sony need to improve in manufacture over lens to have less distortion and vignetting that would be nice if they do so."

Sorry, I don't know where did you get this... Distortion and vignetting has nothing to do with "manufacture" - these are pure design compromises / tradeoffs / limitation, generally unaffected by production variation.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1391 comments in total)
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Vignes: The retro styling hype is more saturated now; it’s become of a ‘me to’ thing. When Olympus introduces the OMD first, that was a great marketing hype but now every other maker has followed with the recent entry like Sony A7. Sony entry is funny because they never made SLR cameras in the 60s and 70s, so there is nothing original about a retro styled Sony DSLR. But Olympus, Nikon, Canon cameras did existed then.

SONY acquired MINOLTA in 2005, so they have a heritage from Minolta innovative SLR's from the 70's-80's. A7/7r is has many common design lone with 1985"s Minolta 7000/9000 the camera that started the AF era in DSLR.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 23:14 UTC
On article Samyang announces five full frame E-mount lenses (20 comments in total)

This makes the price of the A7 even more appealing to me... At least two of the five are very attractive to me - 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4. If of good quality - these would be high on my list.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 18:12 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Perfect traveling camera for me. I didn't go for the RX100 for it limited zoom and f-number at tele setting. The body looks much more ergonomic than RX100 and this 24-200/2.8 is a perfect traveler/tourist lens. I am ready to pay the price for this outfit.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:09 UTC as 39th comment
On article Phase One makes Capture One 7.1.4 available (18 comments in total)

I do not understand why the need to release new s/w version each time support added for a new camera? Why not use DLL or a plug-inn? I am really glad C1 now supports "300 different camera models" 298 of which I will never need... And it's not only C1 but also all the rest...

If you have bug-fix - release it as a bug-fix, if the u/g is only support for a camera I do not use - don't bother me..

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 11:22 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Prognathous: It's sad to see how Sony ruined the best hot-shoe implementation and replaced it with this seemingly-standard-but-not-really pos.

Hmmm. While I agree that the Original Minolta hot-shoe is best implementation, I wonder what do you mean by saying the new/old Sony hot-shoe is not "standard" one?

Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus... all have different layout of connection pinns and only the mechanical interface is common (standard). So how the Sony standard ISO interface is not standard?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:34 UTC
On article Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review (330 comments in total)
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TrekSF6: heh so many negative comments as usual.... I've owned all Nikon and Sony. Nikon DSLRs and Sony whatevers... And this NEX 6 is the closest I've come to a do it all camera. As with all mirrorless, the autofocus leaves something to be diesired, but otherwise it's a swiss army knife of cameras. First thing I did was sell the lens. Would rather use primes and already had the 18-55.
Crying about the menus is pointless. The quick navi and the fn button take care of that. Hardly any need to go into menus. Love that I an use my triggers with the hot shoe. Love the wireless. I shoot in my little studio and just hit send to computer. Love it. WONDERFUL CAMERA!
Touchscreen lol. Use your cell phone then. No real advantage imho. Actually it seems a handicap if you ask me. Turned it off on the 5n after a few weeks. However, I can see no reason why they couldn't have included it for the gadget crowd. So ok, minus half a percentage point.

IMHO Sony made a huge mistake ommiting the touch screen from NEX-6. I personally will not upgrade to 6 or 7 till it will provide touch option. I shoot a concert holding the NEX-5n in one hand over people heads. With my thumb I was able to percisely select the focus point for each shot. I shoot macro at low level with back LCD horizontal in both Auto and Manual Focus - being able to touch the screen for Focus selection is awsome.

When I take the NEX-5 (still with me as backup) - I feel handicapped without the touch interface.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 17:48 UTC
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