jmeyersnv

jmeyersnv

Lives in United States Las Vegas, NV, United States
Works as a Financial executive
Joined on Dec 5, 2010
About me:

I've rarely seen a great new toy I didn't want to own! At 71, I worry I might be starting to run out of time.

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jmeyersnv: Okay, so I am going crazy. I purchased the Sony E 18mm-105mm power zoom last month, and it is still returnable. Today, I visited the Sony booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and spoke with one of the Sony camera experts about their new E 18mm-135mm zoom lens. He confirmed everything others have stated in this forum: the new zoom lens is sharper in the center and corners, with less distortion; it is lighter and smaller. I asked about the G vs. no G, to which he said that, five years ago, the IQ of that 18mm-105mm lens warranted that designation, but it is not a G when considering today's standards.

Here is my issue -- historically, I've rarely shot videos, but in the future I might start with my new A6500. I don't print larger than 11"x14", and most shots are viewed on a computer or a 65" TV. While the new lens is lighter, I can handle the weight of the older one. Should I keep the 18-105 lens for its power zoom or get the new one due to its superior IQ?

Heretofore the purchase of my A6500 in early December, my videos had been few and far between. However, this new camera has at least opened my eyes to the possibility of adding short videos of situations where just a photo, while valuable, misses part of the story. The issue for me is, as you rightfully point out, the value of my having a power zoom. I've read that zooming in or out of a video scene is now considered "hokey", so maybe I am erroneously considering that feature to be a plus, whereas it actually is worthless.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 00:40 UTC

Okay, so I am going crazy. I purchased the Sony E 18mm-105mm power zoom last month, and it is still returnable. Today, I visited the Sony booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and spoke with one of the Sony camera experts about their new E 18mm-135mm zoom lens. He confirmed everything others have stated in this forum: the new zoom lens is sharper in the center and corners, with less distortion; it is lighter and smaller. I asked about the G vs. no G, to which he said that, five years ago, the IQ of that 18mm-105mm lens warranted that designation, but it is not a G when considering today's standards.

Here is my issue -- historically, I've rarely shot videos, but in the future I might start with my new A6500. I don't print larger than 11"x14", and most shots are viewed on a computer or a 65" TV. While the new lens is lighter, I can handle the weight of the older one. Should I keep the 18-105 lens for its power zoom or get the new one due to its superior IQ?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 06:38 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (307 comments in total)

I recently purchased the M5 and previously had the original RX100 and the M2. This new version is MUCH better than the M2 in every way but one -- battery life. Right now, I am in Rome and my first battery was exhausted in under two hours and maybe 40 to 50 photos. I attribute this staggering power consumption to leaving the camera on between shots rather than shutting down and turning on repeatedly. Anyhow, I do hope Sony has a software fix for this.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 08:31 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (434 comments in total)

Incredible features (my prior one was the M2), but the drain manifested so far by the battery is a bit disconcerting.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 18:01 UTC as 68th comment
On article 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail (284 comments in total)

Sorry, folks, but I think these photographs are wonderful. They provide a unique intimacy with the physicality of the subject person and also bring home how complex and wonderful our bodies are in all their splendor.

Mr. Boschung has provided us with a very extraordinary new way of seeing someone, and I congratulate him for it.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 08:44 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On article Sample gallery: Sony's 20.7-megapixel Xperia Z1 (58 comments in total)

I am looking forward to a comparison of the same images taken by this new Z1 as well as the Nokia 1020 and the HTC1.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 01:31 UTC as 15th comment

Don't blame the current management for Kodak's demise. Back in the early 2000's, when I was an active technology investment banker at one of the leading securities firms, I proposed to Kodak's management that their company acquire Lexar Media -- a company I had then recently helped take public.

They turned my detailed proposal down cold, articulating the position at that time that digital photography would always be a small derivative of the well-established, film-based market. Instead, Kodak half-heartedly did a licensing deal with Lexar, which clearly evidenced its disdain for solid state film.

The rest is history.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 23:45 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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