Lives in Philippines Quezon City, Philippines
Joined on Sep 16, 2002
About me:

Equipment: Sony NEX 5T, Canon 20D. 400D with BG-E3
Lenses - ef-s 10-22 f3.5-4.5, tamron 17-50 f2.8 Di-2, e 70-200 f2.8L IS,
The L-like Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4.0 Di (on par with the 17-40 f4L); ef 50mm f1.8 mk2.
Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6 PZ OSS, sel 55-210 f4.5-6.3 OSS.
Plan to get a sony sel 18-104 f4.0 G, metabones, in the future.

Love sports/action, portraits, candid, street, photography. Love doing weddings and happy events.

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On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (589 comments in total)
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lacikuss: So the A6000 comes out at around $700 while this new one will be $100 less. Is it even worth thinking about buying the A5100 which has no EVF and half the shooting speed?

I think Sony came out with this A5100 to push sales of the A6000 which could be a good strategy depending on production costs and current inventory.

people should not be naive that this will be the standard price. Like anything new, this is just the introductory price. For sure it will be at least U$50 lesser.Then it should drop U$100 on avg in the coming months.

Also, the a5100 is different from the a6000. Even if the latter seem "better" in paper, some people have the need for touchsceen. Touch focus is much easier for some. Some don't use EVF's and couldn't care less about. Some also don't care about putting any flash or future expansion on the camera.

Many who will buy a5100 will value its small size, touch screen, ease of use, etc. while still benefitting from the fast AF and better sensor of the a6000. People should not try to extrapolate more into the a5100 because it is what it is . Sony is revamping their alpha lines and people must not try to continue with the same notion of what a 3 or 5 series should be.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (589 comments in total)
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Stephen123: Does anyone have thoughts on using this sort of flip up screen for shooting down toward the ground? Would you turn the camera around to get a position more stable than leaning over?

Shooting down the ground means shooting overhead, over the heads of other people. The camera is pointed to the ground as you raise it over your head so you can shoot above other people's head.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
On article Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera (104 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: Sony needs to start releasing some good lenses for mirrorless system and stop pushing so many bodies. Micro 4/3 and fuji x system have best choices of glass options right now.

Though I believe in lenses carrying a photographer in the long haul, as a business and when you are trying to fight the Canikon oligopoly, it's the bodies that pushes people to switch or to buy. Thus the 5100 is a welcome addition. In fact, the proper correction to the lackluster and subperforming a5000.

I have the 5T and the a5100 is a souped up 5T. It lacks the single navi dial and no flash or accessory port, but for it's intended market, it should do. If people need more advanced features, or some other features like EVF, the a6000 is there. Or wait for some future model. You can't have all.

Like the 5T though, it i small. And that is what makes it palatable for some people. You couple that with the a6000 AF, it will be a winner. Not everyone's cup of tea, but that is why there is the a6000.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:23 UTC

This is really great stuff! Very useful! It opens a lot of possibilities!

Looking forward to this software!

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 04:46 UTC as 13th comment
On article Sony a6000 Review (901 comments in total)
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Strachen: Strange that an model that starts with the a does not take a mount lens. Just sayin.......

In time, this will be moot, maybe in 5-7 years. Although they never said it, and will never say it, the long term plan really is to eventually kill off the SLT line. Thus, in time, Alpha will just be mirrorless.

Once they build the first global shutter alpha ILCE, the handwriting will be on the wall for DSLRs and SLTs. But it will be a gradual phase out stretching maybe 7-10 years. You'll know this is happening when the no. of SLT they introduce each year is outnumbered by 1:3 or 5 or more.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 06:12 UTC
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HENNIGArts: The Zeiss 4 / 24-70 mm and Sony 4 / 70-200 mm are nice and fit the A7 quite well. But 2.8 / 35 mm is not enougt, it should have been 2 / 35 mm. And I miss a 2.8/20mm, 2/90mm and WW-zoom.

As Seeky has written, it is to protect the RX1. In time, they will introduce the proper lenses for this FLs. In 1-1.5 year's time, we should see these lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:26 UTC
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photogalleryonline: Why don't they make the FE 70-200 f4G OSS in an A Mount, they would sell more of that lens in A than with an E mount I expect

Because the future is FE mount, not A mount. Sony planned this all along and now it is execution time.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:25 UTC
On article Aptina signs patent cross-license agreement with Sony (30 comments in total)
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dosdan: Aptiva + Sony = An even tougher time for Canon sensor innovation.



It does not matter how many alliances are formed. If Canon has something really groundbreaking to come out this year, they can't touch that product till they can come out with their own. But I don't think Canon has anything that Sony or Aptiva is to be worried about. If any, it is the other way around.

The fruits of this alliance takes time to bear fruit. I don't expect to see anything this year. Maybe 1.5 year from now, we'll see something come out. It takes time to digest and do R&D to integrate that into one's own product line.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 05:17 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review (499 comments in total)
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schufosi777: Pity I cannot buy it. I am an English speaker living in Japan and it comes with Japanese menus only and Sony will not allow it to be imported from anywhere. So its down to the other two who do have English menus.

It seems it is only a Sony thing. In our country, you can buy a gray Kiss camera (for Japan market vs the Rebel name in the USA and the xxD numbering elsewhere) and the menus are in english. It is user selectable.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 01:32 UTC
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Absolutic: also is it still going to be that you can only edit your post only once and also only during the first 10 or 15 minutes, or you finally will let people edit their posts at any point?

I thought about that same thing in the past, however, in an argument/debate, the OP or anyone can't just back out of a position if he can't continuously change his older posts to remove/edit the offending logic error or idea. By locking the post after a time, it makes sure that you can't weasel out of what you wrote before.

I wouldn't mind the spelling errors. It's the factual reference that is frozen in time and must be preserved that is more important. We can always ask the site to put a spelling checker there (auto or on demand) if spelling is just your beef. Even that, won't be perfect though, but still not the main thing why you should not be able to re-edit your post after a certain time or no of times.

The most that can be done reasonably is give you 3 chances to re-edit say, within 10-15 min which is just reasonable I think.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 23:49 UTC

Sounds good! We'll just have to wait to see how it actually works before more comments and suggestions come in!

I have a question though, how will this revamped pages work out with android OS or tablets/smartphones accessing it? Do you have a separate/alternate template for that or it will work just the same?

On another subject, I bet those stats on complaints column is going to be a subject by itself! A positive or thumbs up column would also be helpful.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 23:39 UTC as 312th comment | 2 replies
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vladimir vanek: What the... is this?? :D I don't need any apps or whatever in a CAMERA! I only need 3 functions, M, Tv and Av... :)


You are going to regret those thing you said in a year to 2 years from now. Wifi is not a gimmick. Anybody who has tried to transfer files or tried to print and be bound by wires will tell you otherwise.

As for Android, I am not sure if that will be OS of choice. But all these hacking shows you that there is a need to have users activate or add features that were not there. If Android will be that OS to make it easier and standard well that is well and good.

Many cannot see the advantages of these 2 techs because there is no precedent. But the success of Android is partly to the ability to customize a smarphone or tablet. If you can do the same with the camera then we will enter a new phase of photo-video that is unheard of.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 00:22 UTC


But somewhere in the hoopla of the smartcamera, we lost and forgot the features of the camera! What's the sensor size? ISO range? Does it have PASM? Max-min shutter speed? Does it do burst mode? Does it have auto-ISO? Is it configuratble? It does video but what framerate? Does it have stabilzation? Etc. etc.

This may not be a good start. In any case, I'll wait for version 2. Interesting as this one may be, there will be many things forgotten and not done right in the first outing. The lack of a 2nd camera or a tilt screen alone will make skyping hard to imagine!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 18:57 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review (373 comments in total)
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Absolutic: I don't understand the 78 score, dpreview. I own this camera, and it is clearly, and by far, the best pocketcam on the market. You state on your site that scores are relevant only to other cameras in the same class. Since it is the best pocket digitam on a market, why is it not a above 80 GOLD Score?

Ok I guess you state in one of your comments that gold awards are subjective and for standout products. Don't agree with you guys there. I am a former owner of D800 and present owner of Canon 5D Mark III and Sony NEX-7, both gold award winners. Both 5D Mark 3 and NEX-7 are amazing cameras; but RX100 is a phenomenal and standout product, I shoot it in bright light and I shoot it in very low light at ISO3200 and get absolutely phenomenal shots that I could have never gotten with previous compacts. This camera is something special. I do agree with Richard re: 1/2000 a limiting factor. I was shooting in bright sun today and had to stay at F/2.8 because 1/2000 is too slow.

Although I agree with you, I would not lose sleep over it. I respect the DPR staff, but I couldn't care less if they give it a 10%. If you know how good something is, it does not matter if it gets a Gold, Silver, or even tin cup award.

Eventually, the market decides. And companies would rather be judged by that. Awards are just good in paper but they won't necessarily generate income.

As for the shutter speed limitations, they could still maintain that 1/2000 but maybe in the future, have a built-in NDF, that would help. That would be helpful for video too.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 01:47 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review (373 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: I have been in and around cameras for nigh on 30 years now. My career in film & TV has resulted directly from my interest photographic pictures and the majesty of the engineering involved in the cameras & lenses and artists that capture them. I've been lucky enough to use pretty much every sort of camera going, from point-and-shoot to full-frame models from Canon, Nikon & Leica & beyond - and for differing requirements. But when all is said and done and despite its flaws, as an all-rounder, I have to say that in terms of cost, quality, weight, size, speed and the fact that the thing is there with you in the first place to take the damn picture... and most especially and simply in the quality of the output, as in what a given picture looks like when you look it on a given screen,  after having simply pressed the shutter release in say, programme mode, then as far as I'm concerned, the Sony RX100 is the best camera currently made, bar none. Just my ha'penth worth.

I couldn't have said it better.


Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 01:41 UTC

This is good news! My question is - is this a pure EF mounting only, or does it allow me to use also ef-s lenses? It would be a great boon if it did. There are good lenses in the ef-s family like the 17-55 f2.8 and the 10-22. True native aps-c lenses. It would be a shame if we can't mount it there.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 02:30 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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