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equipment used:
Sony A99, A900, Nex7, Minolta 9xi, Zeiss 2.8/24-70 SSM, Zeiss 1.4/85, Minolta 2.8/100 macro, Sony 1.4/50, Sony 2.8/70-200 SSM, Sony 1.4x TC, Minolta 4.5/400 HS, Sigma 12-24, Sony HVL-56AM, Canon S90


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On article UPDATED: Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai (227 comments in total)

I like many of the camera tests on dpreview. But these real-world samples look quite non-appealing and random. Was this camera given here to a person that does not know about photography?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 08:17 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images (352 comments in total)

wow. some of the best macro photography I have seen.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 09:07 UTC as 111th comment
On article Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview (252 comments in total)
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3systermuser: it does not matter how small these new FF D-SLRs get , the future is mirrorless and EVF SLT or more like A99v mirrorless version.

Once you use and understand the benefit and power of the EVF , you wont like to go back to tunnel vision of the Optical VF.

and as for sure still life IQ , the Fuji X-E1 (that I just bought last night) or the NEX7 at base ISO easily compete well against any huge bulky D-SLRs.

so, as Sony marketing dept concluded , in near future , most of us (unless our main interest is BIF or sports)downgrading to either NEX , Fuji or Samsung type of cameras.

I am a bit perplexed about these Sony-bashing replies. I agree that the future lies in mirrorless or SLT and EVFs. I use the A99, I compared it to Canon 5DIII and D600, and I can only say the Sony A99 is a damn fine camera.

@ zodiacfml : and the A99 works NOW. Delivers all a PRO would need. A very exciting camera, and I would never want to go back to an OVF...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 23:51 UTC
On article Lightroom Photo Import (117 comments in total)
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rfsIII: The one thing I would caution is that a percentage of people (me included) find that Lightroom 4 runs v e r y s l o w l y on their machines and Adobe is still searching for a fix. So if this awesome workflow sounds good to you, definitely trial it before you jump in and buy a copy.

I also find lr 4 very slow. Its a big problem.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 12:31 UTC

seems like a rather useless product to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 12:05 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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Cy Cheze: A wonderful lens. But also a good illustration why this pauper covets something like the Fuji X-S1, or any sort of <$1,000 devices that offers long zoom and a sensor bigger than 1/2.3". After all, a FF alternative would not be something I could use that often, or want to carry around, even if money weren't a constraint.

I am a bit perplexed about such replies. This is a lens for (semi)professionals. Sure it is huge and heavy and expensive, but is not meant for the average consumer. You only need it for the ultimate image quality.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 13:45 UTC
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photogalleryonline: Minolta made a great 400mm f4.5 for about $6k, i picked one up for $2.8K from a japan dealer new once Konica bought Minolta out and they were stuck with stock. It is a fantastically sharp len with simply amazing colour rendition. I do hope Sony redo this lens with SSM, but I am now terrified that once they slap a Sony badge on it they'll want $10K for it.

The price of this 500 f4 is simply crazy! Oh and made to order, what planet do they live on?? ....From a very dissatisfied A77 customer.

The Minolta 4.5/400 is indeed excellent. But it never costed 6000 USD. It was only around 2000-3000.
I actually bought one used for about that price, and it is an awesome lens.
While I would love to own the 4/500, my 4.5/400 will probably keep me very satisfied until the street price for the 4/500 has come down to ~7000 USD.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 13:41 UTC
On article Just Posted: In-depth Sony SLT-A77 review (225 comments in total)

While the A77 seems largely a great camera, I am very disappointed about the sensor. What the heck was Sony thinking? 16 MP would have been more than enough. The high ISO noise on the A77 looks pretty horrible to me.
Wanted to buy the Nex-7 for my GF, but now I am not so sure any more about this sensor. Might better get the Nex-5n.

I also hope that next year's A99 is not going to have more MP than the A900. Otherwise I will not upgrade to it.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 21:44 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS-1D X overview (376 comments in total)
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jackpro: pow canon has hit a home run now we just need some better lenses!

While I shoot Sony A900, I really like this new camera. Seems like the perfect compromise of resolution and speed.
I hope, Sony will release something similar in the time to come.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 23:38 UTC
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