Sharif Abdou

Sharif Abdou

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Works as a Finance
Joined on Aug 1, 2015

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On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (276 comments in total)
In reply to:

chulster: > At 663 grams it is among the lightest full-frame 24-105mm F4 lenses on the market...

Weak. There are only two other 24-105mm f/4 lenses on the market; surely it can't be too hard to say definitively which is lightest? (Hint: it's this Sony.)

@ Photo graphic

You're mistaking the specs for Mark I version of the Canon for the Mark II. The Mark I is indeed 670 grams; that lens came out in 2005 and wasn't that great. The Mark II is 795 grams and was a big improvement over the Mark I.

Comparing a 12 year old lens (from an era of low res cameras) to a brand new lens (designed for modern hi res sensors) seems like a bad idea, in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (276 comments in total)
In reply to:

FredVasilescu: I can not notice this lens is heavier than Canon counterpart.
Where is the mirorless advantage?

@FredVasilescu

The Mark I version of the Canon came out in 2005, and from what I've read isn't that great (I had no first-hand experience with that lens when I shot Canon). You're comparing the weight and price of a 12 year old lens, that came out in an era of 12MP sensors, to a brand new lens designed for 42MP and up. Doesn't seem like a valid comparison, in my opinion. The more apt comparison would be the Mark II of the Canon, which from what I've read is very good.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (276 comments in total)
In reply to:

chulster: > At 663 grams it is among the lightest full-frame 24-105mm F4 lenses on the market...

Weak. There are only two other 24-105mm f/4 lenses on the market; surely it can't be too hard to say definitively which is lightest? (Hint: it's this Sony.)

@ Photo graphic

The Canon is 795 grams (according to B&H product page), so this Sony is 132 grams lighter. That's 17% lighter, not insignificant.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)

This is disheartening news. I owned the GR V, one of the most enjoyable cameras I've ever used. I hope Ricoh pulls through and continues making cameras, whether under the Ricoh or Pentax names. Best of luck to Yamashita-san and everyone at Ricoh.

Tough time to be in the camera business.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (103 comments in total)
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Sharif Abdou: Question for the DPR staff, is there a way to watch live without a FB account? Thanks.

No worries Dale, I watched it later on DPR's YouTube channel. Thanks for the answer though.

Sharif

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (103 comments in total)

Question for the DPR staff, is there a way to watch live without a FB account? Thanks.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 16:20 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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