Mikee

Mikee

Lives in United States San Diego, United States
Works as a Creative Director
Joined on Aug 29, 2003

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mandophoto: Interesting how big and heavy these new fast, quality lenses are getting. Even Sony/ZEISS E mount large aperture lenses are big. Only Leica seems to build - albeit expensive - reasonable sized f1.4 lenses, at least for the M cameras. I guess digital quality demands are pushing these specifications.

Manual focus lenses tent to be smaller with the lack of motors and such.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 04:55 UTC
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (268 comments in total)

There are usually 2 reasons people come and hate on the A7 series cameras

1) Them hating on it is a way to actually convince themselves they don't want the camera. "Maybe if I talk about how much I hate it, I can delete it from my cart

or

2) They own a Canon/Nikon and literally are throwing a hissy fit that they don't really have much to look forward to. YAWN.

Just come to the dark (but good) side already. It's so much more fun.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 20:43 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: The red skin tones don't look natural. Using wide angle lenses for portraits doesn't produce the pleasant perspective that normal to telephoto range lenses provide. Can't believe these are the real life examples you chose to represent this lens/camera combination.

I think what Gary is trying to say is, he'd rather have pictures of butterflies and flowers, duh.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1565 comments in total)
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N13L5: Not one picture of the camera with the lens retracted?

Or does the lens always stick out that far?

lol

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 15:41 UTC
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Mikee: Everyone here talking smack about a GoPro probably hasn't used one and to that same notion, probably isn't for you. I've had so much success with a GoPro during my travels that it's a must travel accessory for me.

It's not only useful but it's also really fun, so relax. You probably aren't into super active things. I've used this while sailing (and jumping off a sail boat) in the Aegean Sea. It's been with me in the middle of the Indian Ocean on a pontoon. I've used it while snorkeling with Manta Rays off the coast of Kona. Heck, I've even used it to take a selfie of me with the Petronas Towers behind me. Oh and there was that one time I took a group selfie with it atop Marina Bay Sands in Singapore with people I just met on a tour (epic photo/view).

So yea. It might not be for you, but it's so for me and this smaller form factor will make it even easier to pack in my daypacks, pockets and explore the rest of the world while you continue to take photos of flowers and cats.

Show me some sub $100 alternatives that can capture footage like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjGkVCAo8Fw

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 17:13 UTC

Everyone here talking smack about a GoPro probably hasn't used one and to that same notion, probably isn't for you. I've had so much success with a GoPro during my travels that it's a must travel accessory for me.

It's not only useful but it's also really fun, so relax. You probably aren't into super active things. I've used this while sailing (and jumping off a sail boat) in the Aegean Sea. It's been with me in the middle of the Indian Ocean on a pontoon. I've used it while snorkeling with Manta Rays off the coast of Kona. Heck, I've even used it to take a selfie of me with the Petronas Towers behind me. Oh and there was that one time I took a group selfie with it atop Marina Bay Sands in Singapore with people I just met on a tour (epic photo/view).

So yea. It might not be for you, but it's so for me and this smaller form factor will make it even easier to pack in my daypacks, pockets and explore the rest of the world while you continue to take photos of flowers and cats.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 22:13 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies

Can people stop complaining and be happy that there are actually some improvements? And on the flip side, the very still capable mkIII will be much cheaper in the coming weeks. If Sony wants to update their cameras often which helps lower he price of the previous mode, that's fine by me!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 22:18 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply

Really great interview. Nice to hear a senior executive at Sony excited about their systems. Also nice to see they really do listen to their customers.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 16:16 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (857 comments in total)
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ekaton: Getting close to DSLRs in weight but not in IQ, AF, robustness, battery life, lens selection. Still work in progress. Good, but not great sums it up. Maybe the next generation. My A7II is for sale. The beta A7r will stay, at least its sensor shines and it is truly light weight and compact.

Close to a FF DSLR in weight? No way. My A7II and 55mm FE is a nice little combo.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (857 comments in total)

So far, the A7II is my absolute favorite camera to date. Thank you Sony!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 226th comment
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tom1234567: You pay for the name always the same Sony is one camera I would never buy

Um, they hold the number 1 spot for mirror less in Japan right now. They're surely on the right track.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 14:56 UTC
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cgarrard: Might be nice to see a few budget primes for this lineup too, get people into the system with less outlay.

An aggressive announcement regardless, and showing strength for the FE system.

That can come later. Give us more amazing primes like the 55FE please!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 04:56 UTC

I'll take my a7ii and 35mm FE 1.4 over my soon to be sold 5d3 and 35L.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 58th comment
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bluevellet: Is the D750 the Hulk Hogan of cameras?

Only 0.1% behind the A7II and still rising.

lol...

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
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bluevellet: Is the D750 the Hulk Hogan of cameras?

Only 0.1% behind the A7II and still rising.

Wow, someone is actually that involved to be looking at times of days votes go up and down? Kinda sad...

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 18:41 UTC
On article Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 (75 comments in total)
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Fox Fisher: Wow, suprised to see canon behind by miles. Also suprised to see a7 at top spot.

I don't think Canon did anything spectacular this year to warrant being close to the top, unless I missed something?

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
On article Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 (75 comments in total)

I was surprised that the a7ii is in the lead especially for being so new... but then I have it in my hands and am actually not surprised at all. Such an amazing photography tool in such a lightweight, but built like a tank, package.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 21:47 UTC as 12th comment
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 (117 comments in total)

Baffled, where is the Sony 55FE? Best lens I've owned.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 09:40 UTC as 32nd comment
On photo DSC00605 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

I wish they would have knocked down the shutter speed. That's what this camera is for with IBIS. Could have taken this probably at 1/8th of a second on that 35mm with steady hands, which would have dropped the ISO to something more useable.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Sony a7 II Real-world Samples sample gallery (7 comments in total)

I wish they would have knocked down the shutter speed. That's what this camera is for with IBIS. Could have taken this probably at 1/8th of a second on that 35mm with steady hands, which would have dropped the ISO to something more useable.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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