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On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (929 comments in total)
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Greg7579: I have my eye on this zeeseventwo for sure. I almost bought the alphasevenarefour five times and I had the arefive on order and then chickened out at the last second because of all that video overheating craziness even though I have never shot one second of video. I shoot GFX and Leica but I have for some reason decided I must have a Canon, Sony or Nikon high-end FF system too. It will be done. I just don't know which system yet. None of ithose three will be nearly as good for me as GFX. But I'm going to do it anyway. zeeseventwo? Maybe.
I just wish FF had the MF Look! (Kidding guys - just playing with your minds on that look comment. But I am looking at this very closely and I will get the r5, 7r4, or zii.)
Greg Johnson, San Antonio Texas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

It ain’t just the British. The Irish, Canadians, Aussies, Kiwis, Indians, South Africans & everyone else in the English speaking world pronounce the letter as Zed.

Not sure why yanks have to pronounce and spell words slightly different...though when one looks at who you’ve got as your commander in chief it all starts to make sense.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2020 at 07:46 UTC
On article Sony announces tiny FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 full-frame zoom (209 comments in total)

As many others have been saying, why the strange choice of zoom range? I get that it’s to save weight, but this is being bundled with a camera that is clearly targeted a video shooters and the vlogging crowd, so why not sacrifice some of the Tele end and give the vloggers the range they want at the wide end.

24-50 or 20-40 would’ve been much better options for the target market. Even for photography, 28mm isn’t wide enough most of the time in a standard zoom. I’d much prefer it starting at 24mm.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 15:16 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the new Sony a7C (289 comments in total)

I’m a Sony shooter and I’m totally underwhelmed with this release. It’s essentially an a7iii with improved af, flippy screen, a couple of very minor tweaks in a smaller body, which will make for poor handling unless using small primes or the smallest (and probably poorest quality) zooms.

For that you pay more than the 2.5 year old a7iii, sacrifice EVF size, a front dial, a card slot, 3 custom buttons a joystick and IBIS performance (according to Tony Northrup). It seems like a very poor trade to me. What gets me most is that they’ve included the old menu system. I personally don’t have any problems with the old menus, but plenty of people do, so why not include the new menus from the a7siii? Surely there’s no technical reason to do it and it’s purely to segment the camera.

The cost of recent Sony cameras has been steadily rising and with the exception of perhaps the a7siii, none of them are really innovating and bringing the improvements to justify that price rise.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 15:09 UTC as 59th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2228 comments in total)

I’m a Sony shooter and I’m totally underwhelmed with this release. It’s essentially an a7iii with improved af, flippy screen, a couple of very minor tweaks in a smaller body, which will make for poor handling unless using small primes or the smallest (and probably poorest quality) zooms.

For that you pay more than the 2.5 year old a7iii, sacrifice EVF size, a front dial, a card slot, 3 custom buttons a joystick and IBIS performance (according to Tony Northrup). It seems like a very poor trade to me. What gets me most is that they’ve included the old menu system. I personally don’t have any problems with the old menus, but plenty of people do, so why not include the new menus from the a7siii? Surely there’s no technical reason to do it and it’s purely to segment the camera.

The cost of recent Sony cameras has been steadily rising and with the exception of perhaps the a7siii, none of them are really innovating and bringing the improvements to justify that price rise.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 15:08 UTC as 309th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2228 comments in total)
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entoman: The Sony boys will slam me for saying this, but this seems to be a step *backwards* from Sony's already mediocre ergonomics:

Shallower grip.
Three dials, but all thumb controlled.
No AF joystick.
Small EVF with no proper rubber eyepiece.

Kudos to Sony for making an almost pocketable FF camera, and one which undoubtedly will perform well, but it looks fiddly and awkward to operate.

I’m a Sony shooter and I totally agree.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 14:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6 (305 comments in total)
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Ayoh: In Australia, the R6 costs $2000 AUD more than the Sony a7 iii at the moment. That will be a tough sell I think

Sony camera prices were falling nicely in Australia until about March/April, when almost all their bodies and lens prices went through the roof. Prices on a few items have fallen a little, but not to where they were before the price hike.

At AU$4,500 the R6 is going to be a tough sell in Australia. I personally thought it’d be priced around AU$3,000 to compete with the a7iii.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2020 at 08:10 UTC
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Photoman: Sell it to Sony...oh, they don’t need it 😏

Sony needs their ibis technology in a big way!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2020 at 14:40 UTC
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armandino: The conservative specifications of the 6DII and 5DIV at their launch were an obvious indication that Canon was making space for the mirrorless counterparts. Did not require special intuition, and that is also why I never bothered getting one.
Let's see what is coming next.

Agreed, I doubt the 5Div & 6Dii specs were influenced by the upcoming RF body cameras. Both were solid and reliable cameras, steady improvements on their previous models, but nothing earth shattering. That’s Canon’s MO 95% of the time. This upcoming R5 could well be one of the 5% occasions where they take a revolutionary step forward, such as introducing the EF mount or the 5Dii with its HD video.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 04:50 UTC

Without manual controls how will the camera compensate for the nd filter? Will it’s on-board cpu be smart enough to adjust the aperture rather than drop the shutter speed below the 180 rule or just bump the iso up?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2020 at 11:24 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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DtBB: Everyone: We want Full Frame 4K no crop video recording, 60FPS 4K, 10bit internal recording, IBIS, Dual SD Card and high resolution cam.

Canon: Astrophotography! Dur.....

Even full frame 4K would be a start

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2019 at 08:59 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a6600 first impressions (203 comments in total)

It’s funny how short everyones memories are. Up until around last year when the a7iii was released, Sony was being lauded by some for making major improvements to all their new cameras, think a7s, a7r, a7rii, a9, a7riii, a7iii and just focused on tech, not being for real photographers. Now in the space of just over a year, a whole bunch of people are on their back for not being revolutionary, making modest improvements and are even comparing them to Canon. Sony and basically any other camera company can’t win with all the keyboard warriors knowing best.

People need to chill the f**k out and realise it’s just a camera. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it, simple as that.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2019 at 04:26 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
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thx1138: Show us the coma dpreview ASAP.

Coma? Update? Reply even?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 11:30 UTC
On article Hands on with the Sony a6600 and a6100 (392 comments in total)
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dbose: I have been shooting with Sony since it was Minolta and have not been a a person who suffers from GAS (Gear acquisition syndrome.) I have been overall happy with the results my gear gives but now it is coming time to upgrade from my Nex6 and Sony has made the upgrade path very confusing. My mind is going something like this: The a6100 is much better than the Nex6 but wait for $250 more I can get the a6400 which is a bit nicer. Wait, for another $500 I can get the a6500 with IBIS and bigger battery. Wait, for $500 more I can get an a7 III, and plus if I sell all my APS-c glass I can get a couple zooms and have better low light performance. Wait, I got into the NEX series because of size. Screw it, I will get the rx100! I feel Sony has put an Achilles heel on all these APS-c cameras to either push you into FF or down/sideways into the RX100 series.

I think the lower res EVF will turn some people off the A6100. In Australia, the a6400 is only $100 more expensive through retail stores, or can be bought for $250 less if you’re willing to shop online and get a grey market model.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 04:39 UTC
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thx1138: Show us the coma dpreview ASAP.

?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2019 at 14:38 UTC
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thx1138: Show us the coma dpreview ASAP.

Any update on this?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2019 at 08:42 UTC
On article Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD sample gallery (76 comments in total)
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(unknown member): 17 isn't wide enough. 15 would've been doable.

DamianFI I agree, if they were going to reduce the zoom range I would have preferred they made it a bit wider, but as others have said the size/weight would have increased as there was no way they were going to shorten the 28mm end as it complements their 28-75mm.

Personally, I’m not a fan of their choices as on the 28-75mm, 28 isn’t wide enough and 75 doesn’t give you much advantage over 70 (or far less than 105). 17-28 also seems a strange choice. At 17 it’s wide, but not super dooper wide and at 28 it’s kind of in no mans land. I think I’ll pony up the dollars for the 16-35 f2.8 soon. It’s available for AU$2649 (US$1800), so although it’s still expensive, the price has come down a fair bit.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2019 at 08:36 UTC
On article Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD sample gallery (76 comments in total)
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David610: Cat says: Next time get my paw in focus or I brokeh your face. Humans can't even be relied on to use a SW zoom properly?

Cheesy, but good.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2019 at 08:17 UTC
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