Beckler8

Lives in Canada NB, Canada
Joined on Sep 9, 2010

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Beckler8: I hope they're treating this mirrorless effort with the seriousness that the future of the company depends on outdoing Sony on this - because it may well.

Ridiculous. Sony has its issues but if you think a7, a9 for example aren't great cameras - and universally reviewed as such - you're the one uninformed, sir. I'm actually a Nikon (and sony) man too; I want them to make something that beats Sony's current offerings. Competition.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:47 UTC

I hope they're treating this mirrorless effort with the seriousness that the future of the company depends on outdoing Sony on this - because it may well.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 20:27 UTC as 133rd comment | 3 replies
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Beckler8: "Lighting and equipment", sure. An assaulter AND a liar - trump would be proud...

Is it a stretch tho? The problem is he's the most powerful man on earth so it's glaring. He's the same type of scumbag so one gets easily reminded. But you're right, it's not directly related of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 23:42 UTC

"Lighting and equipment", sure. An assaulter AND a liar - trump would be proud...

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 23:04 UTC as 136th comment | 10 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1076 comments in total)

What about the overall point that there's no way DSLR's will still be mainstream in 5-10 years (or sooner). That mirrorless is the next evolution is as obvious as film to digital. You may want a new camera anyway in that time frame, but if you're building a lens collection you may want to consider this. Will Nikon mirrorless F be compatible with standard F lenses?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 223rd comment | 2 replies
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tinetz: Sony is desperately trying to be taken seriously by professional photographers. They produce great electronics, full of new features, trying to take the market by bringing more and more in an increasing pace. And still I can not overcome the impression that this are gadgets, not tools. Even the highest repetition of praise here will probably not change that. Would go for D850 or 645Z anytime, but this might be just me...

We must know however that this is partly, if not largely, psychology. I think a9 is so good it must just be seen now as fully on par with top DSLRs - just different, so that each has its strengths. There may be other issues like reliability or service though which I haven't researched. I know what you mean about impressions - to me even the SONY logo on the 'prism' looks wrong, but obviously 100% psychology. The only real issue to me is ergonomics. There's no reason to go for boxy smooth minimalism that doesn't fit hands well. DSLR's are objectively superior in that regard but to what degree is still individually determined.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
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J A C S: Among what - the other Sony FF mirrorless bodies? How many FF competitors are out there?

Even so-called mirrorless cameras aren't truly so - for their user may be carrying a pocket mirror for instance, or other types of portable mirrors. Most people are carrying at least a half-dozen mirrors at all times.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 18:59 UTC

"TIME calls Sony a7R III 'one of the best mirrorless cameras ever made'"

This isn't news. It better be "one of the best" considering the price. It would be news if it wasn't!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply

Fullscreen mode doesn't work for me, using Chrome.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 15:40 UTC as 240th comment

This has more controls than sony a7 AND has a top LCD. When will sony learn minimalist style makes no sense on a camera. The more controls the better - you always have the option to not use them. But for those who choose to, the more you learn it like a musical instrument, the better your fingers get. This is all obvious stuff though. I prefer Sony but hate their idiotic design ideas. a7 to a9 is 5 years and they've added 1 or 2 more controls as though some great innovation.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (623 comments in total)

Is anyone looking at the a7rii now and thinking really good value? The updates here are minor - depending on the user of course.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:41 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies

Need the critical ii vs. iii comparison table - I like those. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 15:00 UTC as 143rd comment

Would be nice if Sony entered this segment. It would be easy, too - you know, just make an RX100 that's actually usable. Extra size would allow longer lens too.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 102nd comment

Didn't know dpreview was covering toys now. Ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 250th comment

Didn't seem that he really endangered anyone but still, no way you can do this if you're responsible. When more people are injured/killed - and it will be from this general sort of flying - then you'll see the regulations really go crazy.

But I have a real problem with people flying directly over traffic, people - any populated area. Eventually your quad will fail and crash on someone's head falling from 200 ft. It's guaranteed, just a matter of time. However that is still a low-probability event IMO.

But like say vandalism, ironically spray painted on this train too, there's no way to stop it. Too many idiots in the world. I don't see how posting this video here makes any sense at all though. It encourages stupidity. As others have pointed out this isn't a serious or professional type "pilot" just another clueless gamer-type moron.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 103rd comment

This is just cheating. A beauty of this level makes equipment choice irrelevant. :D

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:39 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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JackM: Or you could buy used and get a real camera and real lenses for similar money.

This is a real camera though. As with ALL cameras, it's always a tradeoff between features. You can't replicate the combination of features this camera has with any "real" camera system - just as those systems have their own unique advantages too.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
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Beckler8: Seems like a great camera. I'd like to see them have maybe two variations because 25x is just a niche use. Imagine this with like 10x (enough for most) but constant F/2.0 or so!

True, and I'm just saying if it were possible would be nice to choose. Even better, just make the lens interchangeable! :D How hard can it be - just a few changes in their CAD program...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:52 UTC

Seems like a great camera. I'd like to see them have maybe two variations because 25x is just a niche use. Imagine this with like 10x (enough for most) but constant F/2.0 or so!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 239th comment | 2 replies
On article Video: Olympus OM-D E-M10 III 4K sample reel (112 comments in total)

With that really thin zoom lens I think this could be high-quality small pocket camera. Sony a6500 is roughly same size but its 3x zoom lens is much longer. And different $ league of course.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 16:11 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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