kadardr

kadardr

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (442 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Regardless of the improvement sensor SNR, Sony Alpha lost 30% of the light which going to sensor right on the front.

Lost 30% of the light is all SONY Alpha about.

SLTs losing 1/3 EV due to the semitransparent mirror. Not good but not much either. Definitely not 30%!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 07:26 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (254 comments in total)

Please complain about Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX50S not having 4k video. They dont. How comes $10,000 plus camera not having 4k video? What a shame! DOA!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 07:23 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (442 comments in total)
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Amnon Duvdevany: A high-end Full-Frame body needs a reasonable line of lenses, especially the basics ones. Otherwise, it will be a waste (especially when there are alternatives).
It is also true regarding trying to attract past Minolta users - even if they kept some lenses, many of them are no longer up-to-date or even work properly.
Now its about time to have the "bread and butter" zoom lens of 24-105 back.
Without having this essential lens, selling the new camera will be almost like selling a new car with no rims and tires.
Maybe it is unreasonable to expect that Sony will invest in a full line of lenses for the A-mount, but the 24-105 is a must, and was forgotten after the Minolta (and K-M) days.
Sony, please, bring the 24-105 back.

Ok, not Sony, but if you consider Tamron VC primes and Sigma ART offerings the situation is not so bad. You may even have the 24-105 Art. Strange, Zeiss Milvus line does not offer A-mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:00 UTC

In the past the real tour de force was to build lenses with the least glass elements possible. There were normal and normal-tele lenses with 4, 5 and as a maximum 6 elements. Even the wide lenses were very good with max. 9 elements. If you check the old AI lenses you will find this. If you check the present day "magical" M-lenses you will find this (very few glass elements). I know I know the glass materials got much better, and the nanocoating is superb, but somehow I want to understand why does a 50 mm lens must have 13 elements (Sigma Art) and why this new 85mm ART lens consists of 14 elements?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:35 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies

Before the accusations: I am using Nikons exclusively. What do you get from Canon M5: well-established perceptions of reliability, good color rendition and quality. No nonsense traditional styling, smooth and easy to use user interface, including the well developed touch screen interface. These are generally the majority perceptions statistically. I hope M5 will be successful, because that will grow the mirrorless market and the acceptance of the concept. The pace of competition will change too.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 12:49 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Petzval 58mm real-world samples (58 comments in total)

Very very smart set. Very artistic too.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 16:42 UTC as 15th comment
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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CeleryBeats: It reminds me how far sony has actually progressed with their sensor technology. And it's good to see canon Full frame finally reaches the level of my sony 6300 in terms of high iso noise performance.

Dynamic range not there yet though.

Are you sure?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 09:45 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)

There is little difference between the FF sensors, or in other words the differences are not practical enough to make a purchase decision based on them. I am Nikonite so I say you can buy a grey market D810 AND a D750 for the price of one 5DMIV.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 11:33 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

There are some very difficult lighting conditions shown here. I am not sure they all solved with the best capabilities of the camera. (WB, metering options, highlights-shadows). Altogether very nice Canon flavors, for those who favors.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 05:53 UTC as 113th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1921 comments in total)

I have the impression that Dual Pixel technology is still not fully exploited by Canon. Autofocus LV with -4EV capability, and with continuous tracking, the microadjustment, Bokeh "adjustment" capabilities, well, these are absolutely serious and glorious innovations. The system's limits are determined by the computing power of the camera, and by the software algorithms its processor uses. But still there must be a long way to go to improve the capabilities of Canon's Dual Pixel technology. This is the present state of the art. Use it, explore it. Enjoy it.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 13:29 UTC as 247th comment
On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (86 comments in total)
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Alexis D: Are we going to get a "What you need to know" article after each camera review now?

If what's in this article is important enough to write about in a post-review article, shouldnt the information have been included in the review in the first place?

I also found this odd.

It is necessary to grow the whole photography market, as it is rapidly shrinking now. Any means important for the manufacturers/advertisers. An aid to informed decision making can be one of the tools.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (86 comments in total)

For me the good deal might be to buy the X-E2 without S. That's cheaper now, but the a6000 cost even less (not so hip though).

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 06:44 UTC as 6th comment
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Nuno Souto: When will the "dslr-only" folks wake up and understand the days of lugging around 15 pounds of equipment to take one photo or make a little video are over and done?

And no, you are NOT a "pro" because you use the same gear as some internet blogger!

Grow up, go outside and smell the flowers, it's really worth it.
Mirrorless is here to stay and is the future.

Let's see the weight of Nikon D750 and Sony A7RII with their respective 24-70 and 70-210 (200) F2.8 lenses:
Nikon D750 3443g 7.6 lbs
Sony A7RII 2990g 6.6 lbs
A similar Olympus sytem with OM-D E-M5 II and 12-40 and 40-150 lenses (F2.8):
1732g 3,8 lbs
Weight is more proportional to sensor size. But who wants FF may not want m43. Weight is not the most important parameter.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Sony has an incredible 6 models in the A7 line, which creates a fair degree of marketing confusion, but really only needs one better rounded, well developed product. Sony needs to use a larger capacity batter, fix the menus, at dual SD card slots and get the ergonomics right. How about one well rounded camera body rather than a half dozen overlapping and increasingly expensive models? In short, we need an A7 III with a lower resolution version of the BSI sensor so we can have better high ISO performance and more reasonably sized RAW file for the sake of workflow. In short, Sony needs to consolidate the A7 line to just one do-it-all model per generation.

Looking back I consider A6000 as the first solid Sony mirrorless camera, and 6300 is a worthy improvement. The first solid A7 camera is the A7RII, at a definitely high price. A7SII is a pricey video camera (rigged up). Hopefully the next generation will be a really solid offer. Sony PR machine invested huge amounts to establish their mirrorless concept as a religion, and it worked for some, but tapering off with others. There are many good cameras now, and willingness to buy getting less robust. I expect less camera launches at high price points.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

For Sony it's time to admit that A7II is not competitive at the present price point of $1700. A7II has nothing to offer when compared to Nikon D750, Pentax K-1 or even Canon 6D. The price of A7II should be lowered to the level of A6300 ($1200-$1300) as it could be an entry point to FF domain, and thus a real FF alternative for A6300, and also opening up a new FF price band (where 6D and D610 should be actually).

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 07:05 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

Why this and why now?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 13:13 UTC as 82nd comment | 4 replies
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MikeF4Black: I've got the other four mentioned and love them. The 85 doesn't get much use though, even for portraits when I mostly prefer the 58. The 24 feels neglected as well.

Just to make the line-up complete I should get the 105... But I won't.

Confessions of a F 1.4 buyer.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 12:43 UTC
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kadardr: Another reason to buy the 105/2 DC-Nikkor...

I do not own the 105/2 DC-N, but above two criticisms never read before about this DC lens. Definitely not an everyday carry lens, and not for sports too, but half price compared to this new 105/1,4. Many considered the DC 105 too expensive before. With the advent of the 1.4/105, well the price...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:17 UTC

Another reason to buy the 105/2 DC-Nikkor...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 08:26 UTC as 84th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (813 comments in total)

50 MP is no snapshot territory. You have to think several times. Production job. The alternatives for (or similars of) X1D are the RX1RII and the Sigma Quattro SD H. The former lacks interchangeability and have to be rigged up. The latter has a 1/180 flash syncro speed, so not for fancy flash work. But the price of X1D is really at the pro level, and these others are much cheaper. As for the X1D lenses the 24, 35 and 70mm equivalent (30, 45 and 90mm) set is good enough as a start. A 150mm tele and a 100 mm macro could be the next (may be final) step.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:09 UTC as 92nd comment | 4 replies
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