JOrmsby

Lives in United States OR, United States
Has a website at www.orogenyphotography.com
Joined on Sep 27, 2011

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neverendinglight: The biggest whiff here has to be that they already have the 18-105 F4.

So after 4 years of deliberating, they decide "let's give them 30mm more reach, a slower and variable aperture, and ditch the power zoom functionality. They'll love the whopping 20% weight savings!"

Sony is right. Their APSC is NOT for pros or even enthusiasts.

You hit on a point that's been frustrating, and why I've stayed on the sidelines from Sony - that being that they don't think APSC is for pros, and want to force people to buy up to full-frame. I fell for that marketing trap a few years ago with a Nikon D610. Loved a lot about it but at the end of the day, since I don't shoot astrophotography or ultra-high ISO stuff, I have no need for full-frame weight or cost. So back down to APSC I went and have been really happy with the results. I no longer have to stop all the way down to diffraction-territory f/16 to keep landscape shots in focus, and can still get all the bokeh and DR I need.

It's a shame that Sony won't release a pro grade lens (16-50 f/2.8) for the a6500. Or even make that body a little more ergonomic and controllable. Love Sony sensors, but their market strategy is annoying and I'm not playing into it. (Of course it's also annoying that Nikon has taken so long to release an APSC mirrorless camera too, so...)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 23:56 UTC
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Kaonashi: Has anyone been asking for another zoom in this focal range? Has Sony not been reading any of the APS-C user base comments? We wanted a quality 16-50 2.8-4f not this.

I was upgrading from Nex-6 - 6300 - 6500 but now I start to understand that only Fuji can provide decent lenses for crop sensor. I am not looking to get any of A7xx as I already have a Canon FF, just wanted a very decent back up system when travelling. This is shaping to be definitely not it.

I'm also in the 'we.' Sitting on the sidelines, not in a Sony system simply because they don't have a good 16-50 2.8.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 16:05 UTC
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jojolapin: Give us 16-50 f2.8 instead!

Amen! Yes!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 07:57 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

More lens reviews!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 16:07 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies
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sijou: We all know that Google is spying on us, they photographed every house, every street, town and city in every country. They photocopied and digitised all books ever written in all museums, libraries, monasteries, etc. -allegedly bribing so many..filtering my and your e-mailes..Microsoft is doing the same, Apple too, than not to mention Facebook, Twitter just to name a few. So what's new? Spying is just as old as humankind. What is new, is the fact that this DJI business made the headline on a purely technical forum like DPreview...Or so I thought- it was all about photography and not politics (on behalf of the US government?) How pathetic, DP review...

Not necessarily that @cosinaphile. But since it's a foreign company vs. domestic, I think it makes some difference.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
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sijou: We all know that Google is spying on us, they photographed every house, every street, town and city in every country. They photocopied and digitised all books ever written in all museums, libraries, monasteries, etc. -allegedly bribing so many..filtering my and your e-mailes..Microsoft is doing the same, Apple too, than not to mention Facebook, Twitter just to name a few. So what's new? Spying is just as old as humankind. What is new, is the fact that this DJI business made the headline on a purely technical forum like DPreview...Or so I thought- it was all about photography and not politics (on behalf of the US government?) How pathetic, DP review...

Perhaps it's the fact that it s a Chinese company instead of American (like Google, Apple, FB, etc) that makes it new?

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1234 comments in total)
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Gimli son of Gloin: This is really a watershed moment for Canon/Nikon as companies. This is the camera where strikes their bread and butter and it is truly standing on its own. The downsides of mirrorless have practically been mitigated with latest updates while DSLRs are standing still. I would still grab a DSLR like the Pentax K1 for extreme weather but for everything else a A7r3 is indeed a better package.

Which comes back to my previous system: Micro Four Thirds. Oly/Pana have to wake up and smell the money to notice that their clunky huge cameras, with tiny sensors, low resolution and laughable higher ISOs, have to be re imagined to compete with something this small that delivers this amount of IQ. It is time for the Micro Four Thirds cameras to return to their roots and know their place: cheaper, smaller, lower IQ cameras for the masses who are interested in ditching their phones.

1 inch sensors are really going to eat their lunch since IQ is so comparable to be difficult to tell the difference.

*edit to delete ‘websites’ above

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1234 comments in total)
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Gimli son of Gloin: This is really a watershed moment for Canon/Nikon as companies. This is the camera where strikes their bread and butter and it is truly standing on its own. The downsides of mirrorless have practically been mitigated with latest updates while DSLRs are standing still. I would still grab a DSLR like the Pentax K1 for extreme weather but for everything else a A7r3 is indeed a better package.

Which comes back to my previous system: Micro Four Thirds. Oly/Pana have to wake up and smell the money to notice that their clunky huge cameras, with tiny sensors, low resolution and laughable higher ISOs, have to be re imagined to compete with something this small that delivers this amount of IQ. It is time for the Micro Four Thirds cameras to return to their roots and know their place: cheaper, smaller, lower IQ cameras for the masses who are interested in ditching their phones.

1 inch sensors are really going to eat their lunch since IQ is so comparable to be difficult to tell the difference.

The real problem with m43rds are the crazy prices they (mostly Olympus) are charging for their smaller websites cameras. M43rds needs to upgrade to 14-bit processing and BSI before they can be considered professional and make a jump up in dynamic range, etc. to compete better with Sony and fuji’s Mirror less offerings.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1234 comments in total)

Now please release the a7 mkIII !

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 187th comment | 4 replies
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

Awesome news. I can’t wait for the telephoto from Sigma next. Would also love to see a 24 1.4 before too long. This series is what we APSc and m43 shooters need more of!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (411 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: M43rds isn’t going to be a serious stills system until they finally release cameras with 14-bit processing. As much as I love what these systems offer, the limited dynamic range (and lack of true ISO 100) really make it not worth the crazy prices they’re asking for.

Before anyone comments about how bit depth only affects colors and the diff between 12 and 14 is negligible, please read...

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/4653441881/bit-depth-is-about-dynamic-range-not-the-number-of-colors-you-get-to-capture

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (411 comments in total)

M43rds isn’t going to be a serious stills system until they finally release cameras with 14-bit processing. As much as I love what these systems offer, the limited dynamic range (and lack of true ISO 100) really make it not worth the crazy prices they’re asking for.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 64th comment | 8 replies
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princecody: Does Sigma make Olympus lenses?

They hold the patent for the Oly 75 1.8. Not sure if they produce too though.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 21:49 UTC

I was a lot more excited about these lenses (the rumors anyway) before Sigma's announcement earlier this week. Having Sigma's 32mm (Equiv.) 1.4, and potentially a 100mm 1.4 soon make these seem like more overpriced Oly lenses that are just going to rely heavily on software correction. All you gain is 1/3 stop, for likely 2-3x the price.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:01 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

Awesome news, looks like another Sigma winner. That next ‘telephoto’ in the series can’t come soon enough. Would also love to see a 14-50 f/2.8 zoom.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 20th comment

Bye Felicia!!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 10th comment

What's the best non-Adobe professional editor? Looking closely at Capture One...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 18:24 UTC as 178th comment | 3 replies

So does this mean they'll no longer be developing and upgrading the standalone version?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 186th comment | 2 replies

Look nice but sorry Manfrotto, I just bought a Sirui which is already perfect for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 24th comment

Congrats to Nikon on a job well done. They seem to get the most out of the Sony manufactured sensors. I can't wait for them to bring BSI to their mid-range models at lower MP counts (i.e.D750 and APS-C).

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 175th comment | 3 replies
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