thx1138

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Senior Researcher - Canon Australia
Joined on Jul 17, 2004
About me:

Canon 1D X, 5D III, 17-40 f/4L, 45 f/2.8 TS-E, Sigma 50 f/1.4 Sigma 85 f/1.4, 135 f/2L, Canon 100 f/2.8L IS macro, 70-200 f/2.8L IS mk II, 300 f/2.8L IS, 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS, 500 f/4L IS mk II, 1.4x TC III, 2x TC III, 600 EX, Sigma 24 f/1.8 EX, Canon 24-7 f/2.8 mk II, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro EX HSM DG

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On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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canonluber: Well this stinks, just bought the 6300 in March, its not enen out of waranty

a) It's a photokina year, so you have to expect camera announcements
b) It's a Sony and it's been more than 6 months since model release, so you have to expect an update that fixes 30% of the issues with the current model and adds a few new features.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
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itaibachar: This body design is useless with action/sports. The Nikon D500/Canon 7D is so much better. Sure the low weight is nice, but handling is p&s level.

So where is the Sony long glass to make it viable action camera. Nikon and Canon have vast array of glass to choose from in the 300mm to 800mm range, what does this have? Yeah you shoulders won't hurt because that 16-70 f/4 won't be used for real action work. But you can photograph people doing real action work.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 01:06 UTC
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caravan: 500 bucks for a touch screen, this is just too funny.

Same number of AF points as a6300

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 01:04 UTC
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Thorgrem: Are there also some APS-C E-mount lenses announced?

God forbid the AF is so good they could even release a native mount 80/100-400. Are we to assume this fancy AF is only to be used to tracks someones eys or can it you know actually track fast sport action, wildlife etc. If so that's a it hard with the current pathetic line-up.

If Canon had this lame a glass line-up dpreview probably would stop covering them.

The Canon 17-50 f/2.8 sucks, but the 17-55 f/2.8 is a much better lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
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HFLM: Nice updates eps. touch to focus. Still, -1ev AF sensitivity at f2 and flash sync of 1/160 in a third iteration model? Hoped for better sensitivity.

Oh look trolltran88 pops out of the wood work on cue.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 00:58 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.

You're even funnier, so only Americans know that old adage, Damn, thank god for America.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: This is what the A6300 should of been from the beginning. It could spell trouble for Fuji's X-T2.

Why Fuji's glass line-up makes a joke of Sony's.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: DPR can a camera be classified as being "weather sealed" if it is not rated to withstand a splash of water?

I ask because in the small print Sony clarifies: "This camera is designed for optimal dust and moisture resistance, but is not waterproof or splashproof."

I'm not trying to be mischievous; it's a genuine question. Do you consider it to be legitimately weather sealed or is this a matter of creative marketing?

It's a great test until your Sony starts fizzing. Don't test something you might like the answer to. If they don't test they can tick it off as a feature.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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thx1138: Hook line and sinker, the Sony price extortion continues unabated. Expect the A7RIII to be close to $4K and the A9 $5K.

Wow, so you conveniently ignore the $1K a6300 and leap to cameras in another segment. The 7D II was no dearer than the 7D despite coming out 5 years later. The a6xxx series has been increasing each generation but now 40% and typical you guys sweep it under the rug. If the 7D was closer to $3K you might have a point.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 00:46 UTC
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rfsIII: Excuse my ignorance, but what did sensor makers use for conductors before they used copper wire? And have they switched to copper all of a sudden? And shouldn't they be using silver or graphene if they want max conductivity?

No they used aluminium, not the mythical made in USA only aluminum.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
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HFLM: Nice updates eps. touch to focus. Still, -1ev AF sensitivity at f2 and flash sync of 1/160 in a third iteration model? Hoped for better sensitivity.

Can't expect too much for $1400 let's be realistic.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 23:12 UTC
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CoogSig: i wish they would release a new a7 with an updated sensor and 4K. They can leave the ibis out so it doesn't compete with the a7rii.

Funnily 4K is appropriate as that will be the new price it will now be called the Sony A7RIII 4K².

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
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DominicVII: Did they launch this camera just to torpedo the M5? Well done, Sony. Attack is the best defence

LOL, at 50% dearer I'm sure many will skip this rip-off.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 23:08 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.

What is the last 10% exactly in this case, the lack of touchscreen maybe?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 23:06 UTC
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KonstantinosK: Which reminds me: Whatever happened to those DL Nikons?

DL has been suspended probably until early next year, the earthquake killed any chance of a 2016 release. One can only hope they are using the time to further improve the cameras and will add some more lens options.

So DL is not dead, but Nikon is certainly not making sensible decisions in other areas.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)

Hook line and sinker, the Sony price extortion continues unabated. Expect the A7RIII to be close to $4K and the A9 $5K.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 22:59 UTC as 90th comment | 8 replies

DxO rates it worst DX sensor of Nikon line-up, worse DR and ISO and colour than D7200! So which is it?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 05:13 UTC as 5th comment

They call it photoshop elements, but all the elements I want from Photoshop are missing. It's truly awful software.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 02:30 UTC as 13th comment

Does only the USA have IR rays?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 02:27 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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aramgrg: Monopod for $320! LoL

Saw them for $700 or so in Australia

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 01:31 UTC
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