sirok

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Joined on Jan 23, 2008

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efparedes: Looks like a nice camera to give to my brother. I guarantee plenty of saltwater, sand, and fish guts smothered over it within the first hour of use.

use mine (TG4) all the time down here on the Florida Beaches, it has seen a lot of sand/salt pounding at the edge of the shore , and have not had any problems. Hope the TG5 is the same as I might get one

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 23:58 UTC

Too bad they did not mention some of the accessories you can attach to this Cam, Like a true Glass fish eye Lens or for the Microscope Mode you can attach a nice Ringflash.
I have the TG-4 and love it.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2723 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

Really , you have never seen the youtube videos of Bride/Groom dancing down the aisles along with the wedding party. Or all the crazy stuff that happens on the Dance Floor ?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2723 comments in total)
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Gearsau: Just look at the shape of the thing. Looks like a rectangular box. No ergonomics there :-)

All those sharp corners. It's too small. Look at a Nikon D5 or similar . A proper size to balance the weight of hand holding 300mm f2.8 or 500mm f4 lenses..

No thanks .

NO bigger than any Camera from the film days. digital age brought on huge Bodies for some reason . (look at me and my big Camera and Huge lens , Im a Pro mentality)and are you going to cut yourself on the "sharp edges" ? Square equals more room for components. round is wasted space

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 01:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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mosc: This is pretty amazing to me. The 77 is almost exactly every feature "missing" on the T7i from the 80D I have zero interest in and includes none of the 80D's advantages over the T7i that I actually care about. Amazing. No, I would never buy a DSLR that doesn't have a 100% field of view coverage viewfinder Canon.

Whether or not you like EVF or Optical , The fact remains that a EVF like in the Sony A77 presents you with a Huge bright image at least as big as FF. I do not think I could go back to the tiny tunnel vision image in an Optical APSc viewfinder

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 20:55 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)
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OlyPent: This is going to be a nice camera for amateurs looking for performance, but no professional is going to wait three weeks for a repair while some Sony "designated"
Rep company sends it to Sony Japan to be fixed.

Really you have experience with this or something you read on the Internet , My a77 went out for repair on a Monday They had it fixed and was shipped out by Wednesday.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 14:35 UTC

Too funny , Ran into the same issue back in the Film days when a Bride to be asked what kind of Camera I use would only hire someone that uses a Hasselblad. her friend who new nothing about cameras told her ask that. BTW I was using Mamiya

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 133rd comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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sirok: Apple has lost their way since Jobs left. The Microsoft surface is beating Apple at their own game ,might not like the Os but the Hardware is great. Lots of college students use surface, you can take notes on the screen , flip it around as a Laptop etc. Lots of IO ports. What can you do with a Ipad Pro with no graceful way to get stuff off of the the freaking thing (no USB etc.) and no file system . And what about us Power users , No MacPro Desktop for years. Mac Minis and Laptops do cut it. I'm a long time Mac use and really think Apple wants to get out of the Computer biz.
Hackintosh here I come. Sierra, Really ?

@falcon eyes True but you cannot Write/Draw or detach the screen like a Surface. But being able to draw on its display is really awesome for Working on Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:25 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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sirok: Apple has lost their way since Jobs left. The Microsoft surface is beating Apple at their own game ,might not like the Os but the Hardware is great. Lots of college students use surface, you can take notes on the screen , flip it around as a Laptop etc. Lots of IO ports. What can you do with a Ipad Pro with no graceful way to get stuff off of the the freaking thing (no USB etc.) and no file system . And what about us Power users , No MacPro Desktop for years. Mac Minis and Laptops do cut it. I'm a long time Mac use and really think Apple wants to get out of the Computer biz.
Hackintosh here I come. Sierra, Really ?

Dark goob I do not hate Apple and am not ignorant ,(been with Apple since to IIC and I write this on a 2012 MacPro Tower) and this is a great machine for its intended audience , But they have left us power users out for years. The too expensive nonupgradable MacPro trash can has not been updated for years. There is no desktop option The Sierra update just obsoleted a lot of MACs including most Macpro towers that are totally capable of running it , so there is nothing for Power users other than the Hackintosh option

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:22 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

Apple has lost their way since Jobs left. The Microsoft surface is beating Apple at their own game ,might not like the Os but the Hardware is great. Lots of college students use surface, you can take notes on the screen , flip it around as a Laptop etc. Lots of IO ports. What can you do with a Ipad Pro with no graceful way to get stuff off of the the freaking thing (no USB etc.) and no file system . And what about us Power users , No MacPro Desktop for years. Mac Minis and Laptops do cut it. I'm a long time Mac use and really think Apple wants to get out of the Computer biz.
Hackintosh here I come. Sierra, Really ?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 00:51 UTC as 58th comment | 10 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (730 comments in total)
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RFLP: "No zebras to evaluate exposure"
-should be "No zebras to evaluate focus" right? Maybe I am also too far away from all the new tech stuff with my 6D :)

True but I live in Florida US and a sunny day on the white sand beach a rear panel LCD does not work so good.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 01:58 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (502 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: I don't own any Panasonic or Canon camera. I do have a Sony one. I found the title very biased, irresponsible, and also suggesting some immature school kid type of language.

Does not seem like this Camera has an average Lens

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:58 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (730 comments in total)
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RFLP: "No zebras to evaluate exposure"
-should be "No zebras to evaluate focus" right? Maybe I am also too far away from all the new tech stuff with my 6D :)

Your thinking of Focus Peaking , Both require an EVF

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 00:49 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Since the beginning I click a loop on the back LCD of my DSLR for video shooting: problem solved for 150$. I guess this Canon solution will likely be sold for more than 150$ extra ... About this Canon design: when using OVF, sensor is not used so no "interesting" data can be displayed additionally compared to today's DSLRs. I.e. no histogram, levels, zebra, focus peaking, etc. All these nice features can only be made available in "EVF mode" when sensor is used. And till today we did not see this happening in todays consumer DSLR's either on the back LCD in live view mode ... In fact the opposite is true for Canon, they cripple the video features of their last DSLR's (i.e. removal of more audio connections in newer 5D series) in order not to overlap and endanger their pro video camera business. So consumers should not dream too much. If patent is used for consumer DSLR's, I expect this concept to add very limited feature benefits compared to todays "back-LCD-loop" available for 150$.

Not all Sonys EVFs are Tiny , The one in my A77 presents a Huge image not at all like the Tiny tunnel vision image you get from a APSc optical.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 13:11 UTC

If the Cam had IBIS they could have a done a before Beer and after Beer Video comparison

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 13:56 UTC as 10th comment

This is just a Patent . I wish them Luck as this looks really Complicated and what does it really buy you over a 100% EVF

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 01:08 UTC as 57th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2162 comments in total)
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Jmalvar: Sony seems to forget about current owners, they seem to never update the firmware on their camera.

More Misinfo to try to scare people . Just to get you speed
Sony releases firmware update for the A7r, A7rII, A7s, A7, A7II, A6000 cameras! a few week ago .. Sheesh

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (352 comments in total)

Welcome to Miami Hope yo guys had a lot of Fun !!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 13:34 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (680 comments in total)
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theparadoxy: Andrew Reid has a great article on this camera's video features. http://www.eoshd.com/2016/02/canon-80d-chicken-feed-at-the-mirrorless-banquet/

Great Article, and its from an EOSHD site , more Sony articles there than any other Brand, for a reason , and " if you want a video Camera buy a Video camera" was not parroted when People shot Video an a MarkII

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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Langusta: OOOOPS...another overpriced marketing bubble.
A7 or even E-M5II (especially with pixel shift) perform similar / better.
That is unless red dot is must-have.

Sorry comment was directed at Stu and others that claim no weather sealing

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
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