thomas2279f

thomas2279f

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Joined on Jun 27, 2011
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On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (516 comments in total)
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Jake2046: Question...for the people who are switching to Sony. Is it really worth it?...I know Sony mirrorless camera is pretty awesome but I don't think it's leap and bound that much better than Nikon or even Canon...the amount of money to rebuy all the lens are pretty costly...no?

Agree with that, for a newbie the choice is hard which system do I go for, how much money have I got initially and through out the next 2-3 years to buy 1) Camera 2) Lenses 3) Flashes 4) Accessories.

Also the price of each iteration of camera, lens, flash, etc is going up all the time pushing these products further and further out of reach of more and more people.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
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turretless: Philips 4K monitors are susceptible to screen burn-ins. Maybe this model isn't, but I would definitely do a serious research before buying.

This is not a 4K Monitor and would skip on this - pretty expensive for a 1080p unit

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 22:03 UTC
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PWPhotography: Very interesting. Does this mean Sony may even use CFast card in future as no Sony cameras ever used XQD card so far? CFast is winning battle over XQD in general and in video industry?

Cfexpress to superseed CF, Cfast and XQD. As the Cfexpress card is same form factor as XQD card maybe possible after firmware adjustments to use these in XQD devices

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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Snudur: Companies like Nikon need to adapt to changing markets. Why not try to make a collaboration with a smartphone company? Motorola or LG with Nikon branded camera as an example. Laying people off because the markets have changed the last decade is just silly in my opinion.

Probably bit too late now in this market now - should have done this collaboration years ago and also did the Aps / FF Mirrorless years back and done the DL series as well - shame they canned that DL.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
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dmartin92: That’s fine with me. No problem. If Nikon were going out of business, this would be awful news, but it is far, far from being that. Great, they will focus on serious cameras. For a few of their better compacts, they will continue to sell them. Fine.

Agree with BigBen08 - more expensive and reduction in market share / uptake of Nikon including non DSLR's, etc

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
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Franz Weber: So why not create cameras that can compete with phones? Why can the cheapest phones connect immediately to Wi-Fi and expensive cameras can’t? Why isn’t there a single camera in the whole world market that sports wireless charging? Why is Apple the only company that applies True Tone flash which adapts to the color temperature of the surrounding? Why do cameras not have full hd displays with a proper touch interface? Why is only 8bit JPG and Raw offered and no modern codecs like 14 bit HEIF or JPG2000? All of this is already achieved by smart phones at lower price levels

Think people now what a compact all in one device (jack of all trades), phone, game platform, social media, camera, video, instant messaging and chats and only a smart phone can do this.

Nikon has made some silly mistakes in the past / last year, e.g., not doing the DL series sooner and canning it, not buying Aptina sensor company when it was up for sale, etc

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
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Haim Hadar: Regardless of the impact on the photography market it is sad new for (at least most of) the 2500 people who lost their jobs.

Agree with that finding.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
On article Video: Sony a7R III first look (155 comments in total)

Good announcement by Sony - and the lenses look good to.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 22:14 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Video: Sony a7R III first look (155 comments in total)
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entoman: I think Nikon and Canon may have just died.

D850, Canon 5D MK 4, Sony A9 are still excellent cameras and why need for this fanboyish / fangirlish behavior - its good to have competition between all camera makers

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 22:13 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)

Would be nice to have more stock of this camera - especially in UK and Europe.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 149th comment
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marshwader: Both Canon's new offerings, which depreview have so far failed to cover at all and the new 1" Sony camcorders set out to disappoint users in their own sweet ways: Canon has 4K 60p but no broadcast standard codecs, Sony doesn't have 60p but acceptable broadcast codecs. If one could only stick these cameras together one would have one fantastic camcorder. Missed opportunities all around!

shame that Nikon did not / does not enter into this market and try to expand out / grab out as much market share as possible; shame that they didn't bring out DL's same time as Nikon 1 and that they canned it too late to the party.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (418 comments in total)

looks good but it looks like a modest incremental upgrade and the price should have a ceiling of maximum of £750 / $750, $1000 seems too much for a phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:05 UTC as 45th comment
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ojos azules: Do US buyers ever buy anything?
Or is everything always over priced?

US customers think they are the market.
But that was yesterday.

Asian market is way bigger, and goes for the clever stuff without being confused by legacy technology.

This is a brilliant camera in its class.
Read the specs.
Don't get it?
Read again.

the us, uk, europe are also in high debt including government borrow that to will 1) also need to be address or 2) explode / implode

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
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Marty4650: Why?

Why on earth would anyone buy a $1700 two and a half pound beast with a one 1" sensor just to avoid ever having to change lenses?

This behemoth makes a six year old Nikon D5100 with a couple of kit lenses look like a size, weight, image quality and value champion.

Could Sony sell more RX10's and generate the same profit margins if the price was cheaper ?

If Camera and lens models are increasing with every release how are the punters going to afford ever increasing equipment ?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:34 UTC
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Dennis: And Nikon cancelled the DL line “due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market.”

A %^%^%^%^ by Nikon and missed opportunity and they could give Sony a good competition with the on what on paper looked like a good range; abeit the launch price was probably a bit low and needed to be adjusted upwards

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
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otto k: Would be nice if they could make a wide angle one as well. Nikon was on to something, but Nikon... Eh.

Agree if Nikon decided to do the DL series even at Jan 2017 (should have done DL's years ago!) with possible price adjustments upwards they would a) sell a good volume of the 3 proposed camera b) would provide some competition (which may peg prices down) to Sony, Canon and Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:26 UTC

looks excellent but a bit expensive, why can't Sony put a ceiling price on their products (along with Canon and Nikon).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 229th comment | 1 reply

Interesting camera but a bit expensive, a go pro is a cheaper and tested camera in this field.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 16:15 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (195 comments in total)

Have to say with these excellent phones the Iphone 7, Samsung Galaxy and Sony Xperia delivering good 4K video and Images ( for good light and isos up to 400) plus apps, music and media centure + not a bad price ( compared to recent Camera price hacks) I not see no need to replace my broken Sony RX100 MK 1 with an updated model or the very late Nikon DL.

An updated phone like a Samsung Galaxy or Iphone 7 will do for me and it's a very compact device to use with my normal DSLR rig; take pictures upload them to Photo/ My Cloud, Facecobblers, Tw@tters, Snapchat, etc, etc, etc, etc.

Only thing I miss ( on most phones) is the lack of Raw feature

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 20:21 UTC as 45th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

MUst say somesay it's not like other Apple products not all that revolutionary now and just paying for the name. Rather stick with my Windows Laptop custom 17" 1080p Screen; I7, 4TB Storage built in; 4xUSB 3's with traditional plug; Bluray writer, good qualiy built and good & stable Windows System and cheaper than any of these. Stick with Non Apple stuff from now on and go for rivals; music / video streaming (Netflixs), Mobiles (Samsung), Windows PCs, etc, etc, etc, etc.

Possibly to big and arrogant for their own goods and stuck in their way - bit like unfortunately Nikon is and feel that they're both on a downward spiral with people buying elsewhere, second hand and making do with what they're got.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 22:48 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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