Dave Melges

Joined on Nov 12, 2012

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PaulSnowcat: Sony is a great sensor manufacturer, indeed. As for Mirrorless cameras... They should learn what "comfort" and "ergonomics" is... Just switched from Sony to Nikon and have zero regrets.

Sony! Create mirrorless camera in great A77-2 body, not those soap pieces!

Pretty much everyone I know......2000+ Sony photographers, almost all of which came from un-necessarily large, unwieldy, heavy DSLRs, much prefer the smaller cameras.

The only people who don't.....pretty much....are people who are simply USED to larger cameras and have to give it time (doesn't take very long) and those who's egos feel inflated when they carry big cameras.

There's nothing wrong with the size of the Sony a7 bodies.....and when I shoot faster and more fluidly than the outdated DSLRs next to me, it's just further proof.

I'm sure there will always be a niche of shooters that prefer larger cameras....but no doubt about it, 10 years from now, it'll be a TINY niche. We're getting smarter.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
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dansclic: This is an anti mirrorrless lens.....
Of course, sigma has its own logic building 1kilo ff lenses but what mirrorrless people are looking for is compactness !

Thank you for speaking for all of us.

No.

I have 2000+ Sony shooters on my friends' list, what we're looking for is THIS.

Most of us don't buy mirrorless because it's small, small is just a bonus. We buy mirrorless because it's a better design.

This is EXACTLY what most of want, just like the 30mm f1.4, this will soon be very very popular.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
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entoman: I know all the mirrorless guys will jump on me for saying this, but that lens looks huge on the Sony, and is surely going to be massively front-heavy and uncomfortable to hold for any period if fitted to a tiny little Olympus!

No one should jump on you, BUT someone should teach you how to hold a camera.

Every camera is front heavy with a lens on it.....unless you hold it right, with your left hand under the center of the mass.

Never will understand where the goofy idea comes from...that a camera/lens can be "unbalanced."

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2754 comments in total)
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pjbw127: "Moreover, α9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject ... but also the final image of a shot." from the Sony web page.
'the final image of the shot'. Could this possibly be the 'Full-time Live Preview' in the EVF that my Sony R1 had back in 2005 and which disappeared after they went DSLR?
Obviously impossible in DSLR and lack of it makes me feel blind using modern mirrorless cameras.
With the limited exposure latitude of the then APS-C sensor it was essential for accurate exposure metering. Unfortunately no reviewer at the time mentioned it; they would all have been DSLR people and a fixed lens camera would have been below their radar for a start. They probably thought that the way the scene's exposure visibly changed ('Live Preview') as they moved the camera was an aberration of the new-fangled EVF (though it was exactly mimicked in the tiltable, swivelable screen). If enough of them had noticed it might have encouraged Sony to continue with it.

As the settings change, what you see in the viewfinder changes to accurately reflect the picture you're going to get.

Don't bother with spot metering...or ANY metering, just use Manual and make your adjustments bases on what you see.

I had an R1...and an f707 before that. All FULL TIME LIVE PREVIEW. All of them.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 01:40 UTC

I heard an interesting rumor, that actually makes a lot of sense.

Sony expected to have to revamp the production facilities at a rate pretty much equal to innovation.....but they ended up being so far ahead technologically, that they can, essentially, "coast" for a year, without major changes to the systems they use to produce sensors for their vendors.

This is double trouble for everyone else in the industry, because it means Sony can deploy the latest and greatest just to THEMSELVES, while taking in higher profits from what they sell to everyone else.

Widening the gap.....and it should be pretty obvious after last week, the gap is VERY wide.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2754 comments in total)
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pjbw127: "Moreover, α9 allows its viewfinder to show not only images of the subject ... but also the final image of a shot." from the Sony web page.
'the final image of the shot'. Could this possibly be the 'Full-time Live Preview' in the EVF that my Sony R1 had back in 2005 and which disappeared after they went DSLR?
Obviously impossible in DSLR and lack of it makes me feel blind using modern mirrorless cameras.
With the limited exposure latitude of the then APS-C sensor it was essential for accurate exposure metering. Unfortunately no reviewer at the time mentioned it; they would all have been DSLR people and a fixed lens camera would have been below their radar for a start. They probably thought that the way the scene's exposure visibly changed ('Live Preview') as they moved the camera was an aberration of the new-fangled EVF (though it was exactly mimicked in the tiltable, swivelable screen). If enough of them had noticed it might have encouraged Sony to continue with it.

This is a little hard to follow, but modern mirrorless cameras, pretty much all of them, have full time live preview.

Every camera Sony makes, going back to 2010 has it. The SLTs, which only look like SLRs and focus like SLRs, are actually full time live view cameras with EVFs that show you exactly what you're going to get.

All of their mirrorless cameras......going back BEFORE the R1, my first was the F707 made in 2001....have true live view.

And yes, now the a6000, a7 series and a9 all have it.

WYSIWYG

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 20:05 UTC
On article Breaking the Rules (142 comments in total)

If you think you're breaking the rules and making great art, you didn't know all of the rules.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 14:20 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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