dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
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Plan 9.

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On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Tatouzou: I am very impressed: Sony is obviously challenging Canon and Nikon top end sports DSLR.
If they win, within a few years, Canon and Nikon will need to follow this trend and DSLR sales might collapse as fast as film did 10 years ago.

What are the Sony vs Nikon annual sales, up to now for 2017?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 19:15 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Tatouzou: I am very impressed: Sony is obviously challenging Canon and Nikon top end sports DSLR.
If they win, within a few years, Canon and Nikon will need to follow this trend and DSLR sales might collapse as fast as film did 10 years ago.

I do see the point. But cherry picking data will not correct for short term events, like sales or promotions, or new equipment, or stock shortages, or many other things. If the Panny GH5 sells well, as does the Oly 1.2, will they eclipse Nikon's FF cams for a few weeks? Who knows, but if they do, is it really significant?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Tatouzou: I am very impressed: Sony is obviously challenging Canon and Nikon top end sports DSLR.
If they win, within a few years, Canon and Nikon will need to follow this trend and DSLR sales might collapse as fast as film did 10 years ago.

Yes, with cherry picked data from a very specific time period. Let's see *annual* sales numbers for FF cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 11:59 UTC
On photo St. Peter's Basilica in the Perspective challenge (2 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: Very impressive detail and really no distortion. Nicely done.

Thanks. No distortion except for the usual "fisheye" effect. :-) It's a really spectacular location.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 21:47 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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surlezi: No black out.
Totally silent.
Best in class AF (according to Northrup who compares it to D500).
Joystick + Touchscreen.
EVF.
Battery life OK.
Dual SD card, among which one UHSII.
Menu Ok with "my menu" and other improvements.
Need bigger grip: there an extension grip and a battery grip.
Glass partly here, more coming.
4K.
Presumably better Dynamic Range than Canon and Nikon counterparts.

There might be some downsides, but most issues are adressed, and lots of best in the class features.

This camera and its glass is perfect for wedding shooters.
The camera is great for sports shooters and glass is coming.
The Camera Store guys are convinced it will sell like hot cakes for wedding shooters. They also believe it's a milestone camera for mirrorless, as well as DSLR: the EVF is now better than OVF.
Slapping mirrors will forever have blackouts and vibrations issues limiting their fps.

Thank you for everything DSLR, and Rest In Peace.
Now let's enjoy a superior technology.

Nikon abandoned their mirrorless line because it was a joke. A half-hearted attempt to enter a market they knew nothing about with the objective of NOT canabilizing their SLR sales. Fail. Epic fail. For Nikon to produce a professional mirrorless they'll need to address a number of items, not the least of which is AF speed. Good luck to them.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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surlezi: No black out.
Totally silent.
Best in class AF (according to Northrup who compares it to D500).
Joystick + Touchscreen.
EVF.
Battery life OK.
Dual SD card, among which one UHSII.
Menu Ok with "my menu" and other improvements.
Need bigger grip: there an extension grip and a battery grip.
Glass partly here, more coming.
4K.
Presumably better Dynamic Range than Canon and Nikon counterparts.

There might be some downsides, but most issues are adressed, and lots of best in the class features.

This camera and its glass is perfect for wedding shooters.
The camera is great for sports shooters and glass is coming.
The Camera Store guys are convinced it will sell like hot cakes for wedding shooters. They also believe it's a milestone camera for mirrorless, as well as DSLR: the EVF is now better than OVF.
Slapping mirrors will forever have blackouts and vibrations issues limiting their fps.

Thank you for everything DSLR, and Rest In Peace.
Now let's enjoy a superior technology.

Canon and Nikon already produce cutting edge sports/PJ bodies. Sony's effort is (seems to be) excellent, but we'll see. But the article make a good point about switching, the cost to do that, and the lack of glass. Sony cannot possible create a lens line to match Canon or Nikon quickly. Canon or Nikon, as you say, will likely produce a mirrorless body much quicker than Sony can create all those lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 23:00 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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surlezi: No black out.
Totally silent.
Best in class AF (according to Northrup who compares it to D500).
Joystick + Touchscreen.
EVF.
Battery life OK.
Dual SD card, among which one UHSII.
Menu Ok with "my menu" and other improvements.
Need bigger grip: there an extension grip and a battery grip.
Glass partly here, more coming.
4K.
Presumably better Dynamic Range than Canon and Nikon counterparts.

There might be some downsides, but most issues are adressed, and lots of best in the class features.

This camera and its glass is perfect for wedding shooters.
The camera is great for sports shooters and glass is coming.
The Camera Store guys are convinced it will sell like hot cakes for wedding shooters. They also believe it's a milestone camera for mirrorless, as well as DSLR: the EVF is now better than OVF.
Slapping mirrors will forever have blackouts and vibrations issues limiting their fps.

Thank you for everything DSLR, and Rest In Peace.
Now let's enjoy a superior technology.

But no sports shooter will abandon their system and leave their fast teles behind. Sony has no such option. Yes, the body is really nice. But the glass isn't there yet.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
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Ginger Snapper: Of course, we have no way of proving it is indeed Earth ;-)

Definitely not Alderan.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
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Ginger Snapper: Of course, we have no way of proving it is indeed Earth ;-)

It's us. I could see my house.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 00:10 UTC

When the iPhone accounts for the bulk of their revenue and profits, it's understandable that they don't pay attention to their PCs. But also unforgivable. They need to hit a home run with the new Pro. Lose the idiot designs and just make it work.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:35 UTC as 93rd comment

Well, if the cam is *in* the fridge, the guy shooting bears won't get the shots. Only a pic of himself under a black hood.

Is the white balance auto, or does the fridge ship with dedicated special color temp specific lamps? Nobody wants green bananas.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:17 UTC as 39th comment
On challenge Spoof (1 comment in total)

Can't wait to see if someone recreates the "Mom's Apple Pie" album cover. The original, not the censored one. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 22:45 UTC as 1st comment

I'll wait to see how this shakes out, but it seems like they'll all be going through a shake out period. Disappointing, for sure, since I'm heavily into m4/3 and Panny.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 19:42 UTC as 115th comment
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The Name is Bond: The zoom replies are cheating us of finding out what they would value the most.

Ie, practicality vs images. Eg, for me that would be wider-angle vs compression. I prefer the more distant view (compression) by far, but I also value flexibility. Forced to choose, I would go for compression. Photographer vs artist, maybe.

Zooms nix that and other value judgments that would make their opinions juicy and the characters more than one dimensional, instead of just tired repeats that we can think for ourselves.

Boringness? Uh....OK.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 17:07 UTC
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Starflash127: Lumix 12-60 on my G85 - both more weather resistant than I am. (24-120 for you FF folks). If limited to a single prime, my Lumix 42.5mm f1.7. I have been acutely myopic since birth so notice details and prefer close-up composition. My first zoom was a Nikkor 43-86 on a F2 - good for 5x7 prints.

Same here. I recently acquired the new 12-60 and it's addictive. I use it on a GX8 and it has become my mainstay.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
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The Name is Bond: The zoom replies are cheating us of finding out what they would value the most.

Ie, practicality vs images. Eg, for me that would be wider-angle vs compression. I prefer the more distant view (compression) by far, but I also value flexibility. Forced to choose, I would go for compression. Photographer vs artist, maybe.

Zooms nix that and other value judgments that would make their opinions juicy and the characters more than one dimensional, instead of just tired repeats that we can think for ourselves.

I've seen the "single focal length" discussion many times, but once you've used a high-quality zoom, well, why limit yourself?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
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The Name is Bond: The zoom replies are cheating us of finding out what they would value the most.

Ie, practicality vs images. Eg, for me that would be wider-angle vs compression. I prefer the more distant view (compression) by far, but I also value flexibility. Forced to choose, I would go for compression. Photographer vs artist, maybe.

Zooms nix that and other value judgments that would make their opinions juicy and the characters more than one dimensional, instead of just tired repeats that we can think for ourselves.

Why are the zoom replies cheating? Read the title of the article...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:41 UTC
On photo Glass ball on a perforated metal plate _2 in the Circles... challenge (10 comments in total)

Well, if I'm going to come in 2nd, at least it was to a damned nice shot!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 00:27 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Geez, no love for Apple. On the upside, the prices of used iPads will fall a bit, making them a better deal than any new iPad. While I do agree that Apple lags on updating tech, the are still nice units.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Looking forward to see how the new AF does with continuous AF. Rugby shots look good. Is it a match for the Oly EM1 II?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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