SELEES

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On article Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos (170 comments in total)
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SELEES: Hmm, all shots are at f1.8, yet some shots have pretty impressive shallow depth of field, (The hat for example) others virtually none....so is this camera artificially adding fake Depth of field?

Well I have to say it looks pretty 'real' so well done I guess.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
On article Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos (170 comments in total)

Hmm, all shots are at f1.8, yet some shots have pretty impressive shallow depth of field, (The hat for example) others virtually none....so is this camera artificially adding fake Depth of field?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 10:35 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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Slapstick Noir: The engine of On1 is very accurate! One of the few RAW editors out there who "know" what is highlights and what is shadows in an image. It's a very good alternative for people who do not like Adobe' subscriptions or Capture 1's price and slow camera support; and it's WAY better than DxO, Affinity or any of the other turds out there.

Curious as to why you say way better than DXO? I dumped Adobe and purchased DXO Optics Pro, Capture One and On1 RAW. (Yes I know, madness!) I settled on DXO after trying DXO Prime noise reduction which is superb. I do however wish they would add localised correction, which is to me the only thing it lacks. What do you not like?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
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A Owens: Marvelous! I hope this means we are no longer hostage to Adobe. I do like Lightroom but its performance sucks and I really did not appreciate the price increase for monthly subscription.

He is probably in Australia where ALL subscriptions such as Adobe, Netflix etc were forced to collect GST on behalf of our government, and rightly so. In which case, it was a 10% increase that goes to the Australian Government, not Adobe. Not that I wish to defend Adobe in anyway, I dumped them a while ago...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 13:27 UTC
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SELEES: THERE IS LIFE AFTER APPLE AND ADOBE!

There is only so much a person can take of the 'take all' and 'never give back' attitude of companies like Adobe and Apple. After buying and upgrading for 25 years for Adobe Suites, I get to pay the same amount for a subscription as the guy that was using cracked copies all that time? NO THANK YOU ADOBE!

And Apple simply continues to rape and pillage with their pricing, enough is enough. You can move on and be totally happy trust me. I hated Windows my whole life, but Windows 10 is brilliant, as are Serif's Affinity apps. I am so comfortable on Windows 10 and Affinity apps I simply don't think twice anymore.

I never thought I would be saying that either....

Not sure why you or DP say it is jittery, not even sure what that means to be honest. I find it flawless both on my current HP Workstation and even on my iMac when i had it, no problems what so ever.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
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SELEES: THERE IS LIFE AFTER APPLE AND ADOBE!

There is only so much a person can take of the 'take all' and 'never give back' attitude of companies like Adobe and Apple. After buying and upgrading for 25 years for Adobe Suites, I get to pay the same amount for a subscription as the guy that was using cracked copies all that time? NO THANK YOU ADOBE!

And Apple simply continues to rape and pillage with their pricing, enough is enough. You can move on and be totally happy trust me. I hated Windows my whole life, but Windows 10 is brilliant, as are Serif's Affinity apps. I am so comfortable on Windows 10 and Affinity apps I simply don't think twice anymore.

I never thought I would be saying that either....

No why? I use it every single day of my life to earn a living. It is a brilliant bit of software that is faster and more efficient to work in than Photoshop. Do I use it for RAW, no, nor did I ever use Photoshop for RAW.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 09:46 UTC

THERE IS LIFE AFTER APPLE AND ADOBE!

There is only so much a person can take of the 'take all' and 'never give back' attitude of companies like Adobe and Apple. After buying and upgrading for 25 years for Adobe Suites, I get to pay the same amount for a subscription as the guy that was using cracked copies all that time? NO THANK YOU ADOBE!

And Apple simply continues to rape and pillage with their pricing, enough is enough. You can move on and be totally happy trust me. I hated Windows my whole life, but Windows 10 is brilliant, as are Serif's Affinity apps. I am so comfortable on Windows 10 and Affinity apps I simply don't think twice anymore.

I never thought I would be saying that either....

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 06:59 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (319 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

Yes you can buy a DSLR and gain what exactly? Do the math on a DSLR setup with this capability and maybe then you will see the point.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Still big and heavy but I love the concept. Tamron built a business around super zooms and they weren't even sharp, so obviously there is a market for an all-in-one lens you never have to change.

Imagine packing for a trip with just one good camera, batteries and done. And remember most camera buyers are are not pros, they're people on vacation. First, the airlines crack down on what they can carry. Then, they're part of a tour group and don't have time to change lenses. Not to mention, they woudn't be carrying anything close to 600mm, anyway.

To Marty who asked why somebody would spend this much and carry this much just to avoid changing lenses, I would say: dust, wind, water, speed of operation, no need to mess with multiple filter sizes, less stuff to carry, etc. I'm curious to see if they can squeeze any more out of that sensor.

@wetsleet From Sony site with regards to dust: "High resistance to dust and moisture
Dust resistant, moisture resistant28 sealant and construction of operating parts allow the camera to withstand rigorous shooting of outdoor nature, sports, and wildlife in rugged environments under rainy, dusty, humid, and other difficult conditions."

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (319 comments in total)

No one has ever reached perfection, so nit picking aside, this is an extraordinary tour de force from Sony. If ever there was a single tool to replace a bag of bodies and lenses, surely this is it?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 22:46 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
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Bambi24: Sony spent millions on buying out youtubers, sending people like DPReview / Tony Northrup etc, to fancy 5 star hotels. Hiring out whole sports statdiums, hiring actors / models / etc, to do reviews. Giving everyone on youtube with a pulse a free camera to review. Lying in press releases that they're number two behind canon.

Yet, after all these years of throwing around money to promote their overheating spec sheets they call cameras, they still only have 14% of the ILC market. Behind Canon, behind Nikon, probably behind a bunch of other companies too. That should tell you about the general perception of photographers towards Sony cameras. Sony cameras are ergonomic nightmares that only look good on paper.

14% in an ILC market that has shrunk year after year, based on Sony's questionable press releases. The reality is probably more dire, I never see people use Sony cameras. I predict Sony throwing in the towel soon, they have no clue how to build an ergonomic camera whatsoever.

@armandino
There are many of us with the patience to learn and appreciate the Sony way, and if the cameras were truly awful to use, then everyone would be bailing out of the system altogether, but that is not happening. It is simply a matter of the squeaky wheel getting the grease....or in this case the press. I also truly believe that those who write about these things, are too scared to go against the grain and dare to be different to their peers, yes the ever repeating claim of Sony being difficult to use blah blah blah....

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
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Bambi24: Sony spent millions on buying out youtubers, sending people like DPReview / Tony Northrup etc, to fancy 5 star hotels. Hiring out whole sports statdiums, hiring actors / models / etc, to do reviews. Giving everyone on youtube with a pulse a free camera to review. Lying in press releases that they're number two behind canon.

Yet, after all these years of throwing around money to promote their overheating spec sheets they call cameras, they still only have 14% of the ILC market. Behind Canon, behind Nikon, probably behind a bunch of other companies too. That should tell you about the general perception of photographers towards Sony cameras. Sony cameras are ergonomic nightmares that only look good on paper.

14% in an ILC market that has shrunk year after year, based on Sony's questionable press releases. The reality is probably more dire, I never see people use Sony cameras. I predict Sony throwing in the towel soon, they have no clue how to build an ergonomic camera whatsoever.

@ Everythingis1
Totally agree with you here. The FN button on the back of all three of my Sony's is a god send, makes using the camera a breeze. I can only imagine how much the engineers at Sony must shake their heads in disbelief every time some buffoon makes another stupid claim about their menu system and the difficulty in using the camera.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
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SELEES: I find it hilarious that Canon and Nikon users feel the need to post in ANY article about Sony cameras, particularly given their obvious distaste for the brand and it's products. Even as an ex Nikon and ex Canon user, I do not feel the need as a now Sony user to start posting in the Canon or Nikon articles. Why would I?

The reality is, that both Canon and Nikon users are reading all about what Sony is doing because of the lack of progress in their chosen systems and choose to post pointless anti Sony crap instead of accepting it, and either choosing to buy in, or stay put and be satisfied with what they have...the later of which they can not do because of envy, plain and simple. Canon/Nikon users want progress and are not getting it, wake up Canon/Nikon.

@Fujica YOU may feel that you are influenced by reviewers and what not, but I am not. The day the A7R was announced, the very day.....I have all of my Canon gear (5D MkII and 8 lenses) up on eBay and sold with in two weeks. There was not a single review out at that stage of the A7R, just "news" and I based my buying decision on the fact that the Sony was so much smaller and lighter than the Canon, and had far better specs on paper at least. The fact that it was such a good camera when I eventually got my hands on it was thankfully a blessing. I have never looked back since...reviews mattered not.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 22:22 UTC
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SELEES: I find it hilarious that Canon and Nikon users feel the need to post in ANY article about Sony cameras, particularly given their obvious distaste for the brand and it's products. Even as an ex Nikon and ex Canon user, I do not feel the need as a now Sony user to start posting in the Canon or Nikon articles. Why would I?

The reality is, that both Canon and Nikon users are reading all about what Sony is doing because of the lack of progress in their chosen systems and choose to post pointless anti Sony crap instead of accepting it, and either choosing to buy in, or stay put and be satisfied with what they have...the later of which they can not do because of envy, plain and simple. Canon/Nikon users want progress and are not getting it, wake up Canon/Nikon.

@T3 There are currently two shift lenses for Sony FE Mount, check this link: https://femount.com/tag/shift-lenses/

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
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SELEES: I find it hilarious that Canon and Nikon users feel the need to post in ANY article about Sony cameras, particularly given their obvious distaste for the brand and it's products. Even as an ex Nikon and ex Canon user, I do not feel the need as a now Sony user to start posting in the Canon or Nikon articles. Why would I?

The reality is, that both Canon and Nikon users are reading all about what Sony is doing because of the lack of progress in their chosen systems and choose to post pointless anti Sony crap instead of accepting it, and either choosing to buy in, or stay put and be satisfied with what they have...the later of which they can not do because of envy, plain and simple. Canon/Nikon users want progress and are not getting it, wake up Canon/Nikon.

Apart from long focal length primes, what else do you want in terms lenses? Take a look at the breadth of product available in the FE Mount format right now, in someways we are spoiled for choice! Check http://femount.com you may be surprised.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 12:44 UTC
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SELEES: I find it hilarious that Canon and Nikon users feel the need to post in ANY article about Sony cameras, particularly given their obvious distaste for the brand and it's products. Even as an ex Nikon and ex Canon user, I do not feel the need as a now Sony user to start posting in the Canon or Nikon articles. Why would I?

The reality is, that both Canon and Nikon users are reading all about what Sony is doing because of the lack of progress in their chosen systems and choose to post pointless anti Sony crap instead of accepting it, and either choosing to buy in, or stay put and be satisfied with what they have...the later of which they can not do because of envy, plain and simple. Canon/Nikon users want progress and are not getting it, wake up Canon/Nikon.

Yeah that is right, Sony bought their position in the market, it couldn't possibly be because of their product meeting consumer demand right? Remember it is CONSUMERS that buy the cameras, not reviewers that make Sony's market share position what it is. So Sony's growth is down to the consumer liking what they are making, not by reviewers having a free hotel room. Got it?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 00:23 UTC

I find it hilarious that Canon and Nikon users feel the need to post in ANY article about Sony cameras, particularly given their obvious distaste for the brand and it's products. Even as an ex Nikon and ex Canon user, I do not feel the need as a now Sony user to start posting in the Canon or Nikon articles. Why would I?

The reality is, that both Canon and Nikon users are reading all about what Sony is doing because of the lack of progress in their chosen systems and choose to post pointless anti Sony crap instead of accepting it, and either choosing to buy in, or stay put and be satisfied with what they have...the later of which they can not do because of envy, plain and simple. Canon/Nikon users want progress and are not getting it, wake up Canon/Nikon.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 00:05 UTC as 28th comment | 14 replies
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fPrime: Right now Sony serves as a catalyst to push the laggard Canon and Nikon franchises from their lazy perch. I enjoy that. If they ever resolve their haptics, UI, and customer service issues I might even buy one.

sirhawkeye64 you say Sony are not serious about APS-C, really? You have seen the brilliant A6300 and more brilliant A6500 cameras right? The cameras which are hard to get because they keep selling out (at least here in Australia) The cameras that give you a choice of consumer grade lenses or the ability to use their pro lenses, right? What do either Canon or Nikon have to compete with these cameras?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 23:26 UTC
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fPrime: Right now Sony serves as a catalyst to push the laggard Canon and Nikon franchises from their lazy perch. I enjoy that. If they ever resolve their haptics, UI, and customer service issues I might even buy one.

Bambi you are an idiot seriously...

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 23:21 UTC
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Olymguy: I think if SONY convinces itself to sell third party lens converters as a kit with their products it will sell much more.

Why? Do Canon sell their cameras with a Nikon lens converter and vise versa? If a Canon or Nikon user decides to switch, let them buy ONE converter themselves, and retain ALL of their current glass, Show me a cheaper way than that to move from one platform to another? YOU CAN NOT DO THAT WITH NIKON OR CANON!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 23:13 UTC
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