thomas2279f

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4K Canon to replace 70D ?
4K Sony to potentially replace RX-100, A5000, etc.

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On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (192 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 41st 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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Photo_AK: Anybody seen the prices quoted in British pounds?

£2649 at Jessops - it will be a stellar lens but i'm keeping my VR2 and if that breaks down possibly look at rivals or second hands. Earn money from Web design and Business Consulting but that money has other uses for me @moment - mortgage, travel, reducing debt, holidays/ travel, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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telawrence: I don't think we should be surprised at the price for this lens. With the market dropping for cameras due to phones they are doing what Sony is doing and focusing on professional lenses at top prices. They have to make a profit like every other company. Pros will buy this in droves. This is the same reason they aren't making APS-C lenses, why bother when pros mainly use FF and they can make more money per lens on a FF lens than they will on an APS-C lens.

No but they are putting off upgrades; do with their own kit or buy second hand and the pro market is a shrinking market now. I have to say I love my Nikon cameras and lens (web designer & Consultant) but I have more pressing need for my money to go to, e.g., travel for work, mortgage, utility bills, etc, etc, etc, etc

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
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tkbslc: A minor update to a perfectly excellent lens is a great way for a camera company to reset the price back up to full MSRP.

True on the Inflation and 16% but we in a different world 9 years on - where there is more competition and better tech now from Rivals - even phones / Bridge cameras, etc can produce excellent results now.

With newbies of Photography / web design can pump instead of good second hand gear or Bridge Camera or Good small mirrorless lens setup that traditional Camera makers like Nikon and Canon could see their market shares decrease to an extent that they could be in danger of going under. Analogy of this is the Atari vs Commodore war of the early 90's where both went under and new kids on the block Nintendo / Sony, etc mopped up the market. Plus Microsoft later...

Must say my main photo gear is Nikon but I'm adding Sony Mirrorless and Panasonic as Bridge and Compact setup + use a Moto / Sony Xperia Z2 G3 Mobile as a compact and handy go as you can photo snapper

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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(unknown member): It is difficult to talk about the real-world for a compact costing £999. Wouldn't 'Exclusive-World Pictures' be more appropriate.

It is a buyers market and if the price deemed too high then that will mean less sales to Sony and punters will look elsewhere instead until price is deemed value for money. Also these days the tech is already good in 2-3 year old cameras and there is less innovation and incentive to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
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mosswings: That sound you hear is Nikon's DL series asphyxiating as the RX series once again sucks up all the oxygen in the market. The DL will have better ergonomics, likely, but not better performance.

About 1/2 the price of the RX100 MK4-5 at moment although Nikon probably jack the price up and it may not be as good. However Nikon hasn't deliver the DL yet and it may be late next year or be canned completely....

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
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faterikcartman: I'm astounded people still manage to complain. I already have the IV and I'll still be buying this one. It's a no brainer. People demanding perfection and every feature they want, but not the ones they, personally, don't want, blah blah blah. Sony has to save things for the VI. And reality will keep some things in check if you want to keep the form factor. But while other options may be better depending on individual tastes and needs, if you want to cover the most bases with everything but the kitchen sink, I believe this is the only game in town. It doesn't compete with other makes. The V competes with the I - IV. Deal with it.

probably not the specs they are complaining about but the price as compared to competitors - even though the cameras may not be in the same league.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
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KonstantinosK: Which reminds me: Whatever happened to those DL Nikons?

They may get them out in 2017 and if the price stays as quoted and deliver good images and Video then along with other rivals should put more pressure on Sony to reduce prices downwards - especially if the sales are taken up by rivals and Phones can deliver some good results.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:49 UTC
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Catalin Stavaru: $1000/€1200 ? OMFG...what has the world come to ?

Agree.... however there are plenty of good rivals around (maybe not as good) but does the job fine like Canon GX, Pany, etc and much cheaper.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:47 UTC

Hope Apple using a I7 Phone body will produce same body in a new IPOD Touch series but with more GB Capacity and expandable by micro SDXC card. Unfortunately not in market for another phone as current one is good enough but a replacement Music MP3 player I am interested into my current IPOD Nano 8gb

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 380th comment

IT is good and produces great output and good complement to any photography's kit but doesn't replace a camera including Good Compacts like Rx100 and excellent mirrorless / DSLR's.

But some of us don't like the some may say overhyping of products like Sur'face with claims that it could / will replace traditional devices. Plus prices of this new tech including 5D , Sony Lenses, etc, etc are getting out of realms of what people can afford at once and in go - that people may put things on credit / building more personas credit up and getting into difficulties on things that may or may not be Revolutionary just Evolutionary.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:14 UTC as 382nd comment

Beautiful but if you mislays some screw and components before putting it back together you're knackered.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:10 UTC as 13th comment
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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Manbungo Skumbaum Chimwala: Every DSLR owner I know has broken out into a cold sweat over the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus.

not really another yawnish announcement by apple - nothing new or innovative announced and low res camera that have been around years in the dslr world

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:06 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: The best digital camera out there right now. Sweet i want one

Not really - but Smartphones do compliment my Photo gear, however don't see much innovative in terms of Camera in this expensive Iphone 7 announcement and not much innovation in this release.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 21:49 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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Roman_93: In Germany the 7 plus starts with 899€ W-T-F!

Pricey and still low capacity and Apple is charging a premium for higher capacity models..

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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livelong: So, Apple just released a entry-level DSLR killer.

No they haven't no is it a Mirrorless killer - still low res at 12mp where other makes like Sony are producing Smartphone sensors around 16mp - 22mp. Must say Smartphones now do produce some good images and handy to have one to hand but quality of DSLR / Mirrorless are still in different league.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 21:45 UTC

Camera these days look and deliver ace A1 results, what I am interested now is looking at the software and camera features to deliver Creative Photography like:-

* Timelapse Video
* Photoshop Montagues that allow still / moving images to be embeded - not sure on the movie side yet with PS CC ?
* Video 1080p - 4K
* Apple Moving Pictures (short videos)
* Video transistion slides incorporating Stills / text / music / Video / Timelapse video, etc... (Proshow Gold now bad for this)
* Video cutting, editing and re-encoding (Videoredo not bad for this)

Hope we see Canon and Nikon improving their own Raw / Properitory software to add in further filters and other cool things above - rather buying shed loads of additional software.

And to project our creations not only to PC but to share to Smart devices like IPads / Phones/ Tv / Multi media consoles, etc.

Some info on Photoshop Video Layers:-

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/new-video-features-photoshop-cs6.html#id89391

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:37 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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raztec: Someone at Nikon has finally woken up after some deep hibernation.

However, in typical Nikon fashion they have decided to cripple each camera in one way or another. No ND filter in one and no EVF the others.

This should have been only 2 cameras with identical feature sets except the lenses. An 18-50 and a 24-200. Both with EVFs and ND filtes and macro capabilities. I might have even bought both.

I think think the RX100IV has all the boxes ticked and isn't another cash grab like these cameras.

RX100 is a great series and wished Nikon started the DL series back then and hopefully the image quality and 4K Video will be ace. Hopefully the DL will not have a limit or overheating issue with shooting 4K Video. The Rx100 MK 4 is limited to 5 mins to protect sensor from overheating.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 10:14 UTC
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Random Asian Guy: Gee, coming from a Canon and Sony user. The DL18-50 actually interests me for a holiday camera.

The range is much more useful as on holidays you usually want to fit in a lot of scenery. Unless it's the Safari or Whale watching type of holidays.

Small sensor with fast lens is ok. Small Sensor will keep more of the scenery in focus especially at night with the fast lens. I've seen some pretty silly full frame 1.4 photos where you could barely make out the background location.

But I think leaving out a flash is pretty bad idea. On holidays it's annoying having to carry an external flash and charger. Hope there is a review and sample pictures soon.

True on your findings and the only External and light flash for travelling that I can think of using with this would be the SB-400 although you would need AA-batteries and charger and th Sb-400 in relation to the size of the body would be out of character.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
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