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DominicVII: Did they launch this camera just to torpedo the M5? Well done, Sony. Attack is the best defence

i agree with obelixcmm. the M5 simply can't match the 6500. the 6500 is trying to dethrone the xt-2 here.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)

woah! how on earth do they fit 1TB in such a small package?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:56 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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esmoxd: At last I can retire my aging A900, this looks a clear improvement comparing it to the A99 version 2, the original A99 I felt wasn't a big enough improvement to justify an upgrade.

Agree. My A99 has too many quirks to get a high recommendation. It can get frustrating a lot of times.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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Blayse: This is closer to what i had hoped for (unrealistically, I know) from the Canon 5D Mark IV.

I saw a lot of similar frustrated canon 5Dm4 comments here

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
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Spongemac: tempting, but at ~30% light diverted to autofocus, I wonder its low light performance. a99 (previous version) low light performance wasn't too impressive according to dxomark. thats important to me for poorly lit indoor shots.

My a99's high-iso performance is terrible. But it can AF in dim-light without any problems. Not that precise though. But maybe its cause of my old minolta lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (437 comments in total)
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AngularJS: Does this camera mean Sony gave up on the mirrorless AF abilities? What about all those fancy GM lenses for the E-mount now? Should we expect them for the A-mount anytime soon? It's kind of hard to make a decision when 2 FF mounts coexists from the same vendor...

Does anybody know how good is the new SLT? 1/2 of a stop off or did they improve it? What are the limitations of 12 fps?

No. E-mount is here to stay for a very very long time. Maybe the on-sensor AF is just not yet mature enough. There are rumors of an A9 though... maybe Sony can pull it off next year. For now, the A99m2 is looking very good.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (437 comments in total)
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JakeB: Can Sony NOT make an ugly camera?

Yeah, it's a tool, got it.

Will no doubt appeal to those with the souls of plumbers.

Don't know what you're talking about but It looks good to me

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
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thx1138: Ok this might sound strange but I'd like to see how this stacks up against the Nikon D500 in a wildlife shootout. Similar pixel density, Nikon's AF is superb, so the Sony will have to deliver big time, but if it's competitive, there are lot's of other reasons I'd choose a FF over a cropper these days. Already use a 5DsR rather than 7DII and only really miss the speed, but 12fps makes that a moot point

if the AF can perform near the levels of 1DX2/D5/D500, then canikon could be in serious trouble. this A99m2 would be a very cheap sports/wildlife beast. im sure we're all very excited to see how camera will perform in the real world!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:14 UTC
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fatdeeman: Kudos Sony for keeping A mount alive even when people have been calling it dead for years, they could have let it slip away long ago. I'm sure it's a matter of time but it's admirable they have kept it going this long IMO.

agree. im actually surprised that so many people overjoyed to see this release. maybe the specs and feature-set are just that impressive.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
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69camaroSS: Funny how Canon can ignore a camera system for 4 years and nobody accuses them of abandoning the system, but Sony has to release a new camera every year or it gets accused of jumping ship.

69camaroSS nobody will accuse canon of abandoning their system because its the only system they have. but lets see if the mirrorless m5 can take off.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:47 UTC
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NoMirror99: Looks good Canon. Nice to know you didn't die and go to Valhalla after all.

Not yet.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:43 UTC
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calmins: I own a FE90,the minimum aperture is F22,it is not good enough for some Dof,like shooting beatles,and Minimum aperture of FE50 MACRO is F16,will it have the same issue like my fe90?

Everythingis1 is right. Or you can use a smaller sensor camera. FF has thin DOF which is great for portraits but not for macro.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 03:32 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2004 comments in total)
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King of Song: Here's how it went for me....... First I read the headline... Canon introduces the 5D mk IV... I got a rush of excitement! Then I saw the first photos.... well.. I guess the name badge is new? Then I read the specs.... blah, blah, blahhhh! Canon has become an evolutionary company. This is not the same mindset existed 10 years ago, when they created the original 5D. Of course this new model has a multitude of small improvements over the 2012 mk III, but it's not impressive enough for me to buy it, Canon used to impress the hell out of me on a regular basis with amazing innovations, now they bore me on a permanent basis.

Canon has lost it's ability to dream. They are forcing me away as a customer with boring, mundane, non-innovative products.

I feel like a fool for waiting 4 years for this.....

The main attraction of Canon would be their ergonomics and the huge selection of glass. I think Canon might have made a more positive impact if they released a pro-level dslr with the size of the 100D. And it would be really amazing if they could take out the mirrorbox by relying completely on their dual pixel tech (if its mature enough).

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 15:33 UTC
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malabito: I don't understand the criticism. This is an amazing camera for the price. Buy it with the 35mm 1.8 DX lens and you have a great machine for street and carrying around. 24mp and no Olpf. I had many expensive cameras, and never used most of the items the functionalities they come with. I just want aperture priority, auto iso, and manual functions. If you want more things pay more :)

The question I have is how reliable these cameras are.

Does the D3300 have auto-iso in aperture priority?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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ksrk: This is not an upgrade. This is a ploy to increase revenue and profits from their entry level model. It's a matter of time that 3300 will be discontinued and stocks run out so entry level DSLR aspirants, and those who want to look like real photographers (don't know how many of them are around these days) will end up buying 3400 thus helping Nikon with more per unit revenue and profits.

The downside of this strategy is that the erstwhile mom and dads and wannabe photographers don't lust for entry level DSLRs these days and knowledgeable folks will not be impressed by this downgrade.

So more unit price, but much lower sales.

ksrk very well said! more unit price, but much lower sales... not really a good long term strategy for Nikon. Looks like they're also desperately trying to save money on development and production costs.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:12 UTC
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Marty4650: ...thus making the Sony A6300 seem like a raging bargain with a lot more features....

In every single area except "battery life."

i don't think the buyers of entry-level cams are really thinking about lens, flash and support. the value, convenience and portability of the A6000 makes more sense in this area.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:07 UTC

Nikon could have made a really big impact by offering a small and light-weight dslr with high-end specs especially since they're phasing out their Nikon 1 series. I think a lot of people still love the dslr form-factor... it's just that the weight and bulk makes it impractical to bring all the time.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (282 comments in total)
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ph2004: Hi guys, just got the 55mm 1.8. First impression: amazing.
This 50 came out literally the same day I received the 55. So now I'm in the middle of a crossroad if I return or not. Of course main differences are aperture and size/weight (55mm is tiny btw). I'm also into video and one thing that concerns me is if I'll adapt to focus by wire. I've done some reading on this new 50mm 1.4 and it's not so clear to me if it has a full manual option (like my old Canons...), despite the A/M button on the lens.
Does anybody know this?

For video shooters out there, should I keep this 55mm and get used to focus by wire? My first tests weren't bad, and since I'm a heavy enthusiast (only), I feel like I could manage the adaptation. Not sure tho

The new 50mm 1.4 is very tempting.. But the weight is though to get around, esp compared with the solid 55mm. So I'm looking for more reasons (if any) to actually change my 55 1.8 to the 50 1.4... Money is not the problem, but I value intelligent decisions!

i would stick with the 55. its already an amazing and compact lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (211 comments in total)
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osan: 6 years ago Canon 70-200 MkII didn't have much competition in this segment except for Nikon. If Sony want to compete they should have priced it closer to Canon/Nikon. They either think the lens is superior to the competition or relying on being spoiled by certain websites.

expect this new lens to be superior for both stills and videography

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)
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DanielFjall: People who can take good pictures doesn't always need all that specs in a camera.

nowadays, image quality of smartphones are so high that i can't tell the difference anymore. pretty soon, bokeh and thin dof will be the only remaining advantages of a large sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 08:58 UTC
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