PhotoFactor

Joined on Nov 6, 2011

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  • What's the point of the bottom 75% of the rating scale when we get such a clearly substandard product against its competitors, yet it still scores 3/4 the way up the scale?

  • Given that  by far the most popular cameras are our phones, I'd say yes portability is very important.
  • Size and weight. Better picture quality than my older DSLR. The above, plus 10fps versus 3 fps on the DSLR. My son is using it. I don't understand that question. Both my DSLR and mirrorless are ...
  • I thought patents had to be substantial inventions/concepts that are "which are non-obvious in light of the prior art". There have been square displays, and it's certainly not a concept that would ...
  • When I really want to be less intrusive I point the camera where it seems the subject is and shoot. I don't even look at a screen or viewfinder. IMHO one of the least ways to be intrusive is to not ...
  • It's kind of hard to do 5-10x zoom with a smart phone. Digital zoom looks like crap at large sizes.
  • I've been consistently impressed with the camera in my Nexus 5x (same as the 6p). I had edited a bunch of photos from a recent camping trip, and even used one of those edits as my desktop ...
  • Another point that the original comment missed - sure there may not be a huge weight/size difference when shooting long lenses. But put on a normal prime or WA lens and suddenly the difference ...
  • Lesson for other readers: When you buy a system camera, look at the price of the entire system. It's a huge oversight to focus only on body or body+kit and then not actually price out the lenses ...
  • I wouldn't buy a camera to worry about "residual value".
  • If you want to try astrophotography, Joshua Tree is a good place. The Rokinon 12mm f2.0 is a great lens for APS-C although manual focus. But that's easy as it has a very wide DOF.
  • There are a lot of E mount lenses, however some specific focal lengths/apertures are missing. What is it that you want from E mount that is not available?
  • Replied in 35mm vs 50mm
    Agreed. The OP wants to do wildlife and landscapes. Those are typically two very different focal lengths. I'd ask - why primes? (and I'm a prime fan). For cost, weight, size, sharpness? Decide ...
  • There are numerous threads on this. Short answer: it's not available. Get an A7rII if those features are really important. Or buy a different brand. Someday Sony might sell what you want but I ...
  • It's interesting that the one manufacturer that has done what I've suggested is GoPro. I see them with modes that are "120 angle of view" or "180 degree angle of view". But I haven't seen what ...
  • It could still translate into something useful. Today we sort of know that 50mm equivalent in 35mm film terms is a "normal lens". We know that 28mm equivalent in 35mm film terms is a "wide angle ...
  • Replied in ANGLE OF VIEW
    OK, good point and my mistake. I meant "angle of view".
  • Yes, but most lenses are either fixed, in which case your comment is irrelevant, or designed for only one size sensor, in which case your comment is still pretty much irrelevant. So, as an example ...
  • Actually IMHO the best change would be to say that the lens has a xx degree field of view on <sensor size>. This would eliminate a lot of the crop factor confusion. But I don't see it changing, so ...
  • I would recommend taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway if you get a chance. You go from desert to mountains/forest in only about 10 minutes. Lots of photo opportunities.
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