miggylicious

miggylicious

Lives in Philippines Metro Manila, Philippines
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Joined on Jan 9, 2009

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On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 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 (209 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 (75 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
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (75 comments in total)

congrats to the winners! a huge advantage to cameraphones is the ability to be able to always there to capture the moment. these shots represent just that.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 08:54 UTC as 13th comment
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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RedFox88: A dead format even at launch. Samsung now sucks.

Impulses loved your last comment!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 08:45 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: Samsung Electronics has been the world's largest memory chip maker since 1993 and this is the next generation of memory cards for smartphones and other pocket size devices. It's amazing how many clueless posts are here. Stick with your old DSLRs with flipping mirror and CF cards and bent pins.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3782629

i completely agree. i believe microSD may even replace SD in the near future as a new standard for photography. its just a matter of time.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 08:41 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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SW Anderson: I'm with photogeek. There comes a point at which miniaturization reaches diminishing returns. At that point, a camera, accessory or memory card becomes so tedious and fiddly to handle that whatever benefit its small size provides is outweighed by the nuisance factor.

Anything, even a good thing, can be overdone. I think that's what photogeek was getting at. To make out that saying enough is enough amounts to being against progress is a bogus argument. There's probably a just-right size for every individual. Overall, in the car world, a Toyota Corolla or Honda Accord is the right size for many more people than a Fiat 500. I can see many more people preferring an SD-size flash card to the micro variety, and even fewer wanting anything smaller.

brianric i stand corrected. how strange... i wonder why

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)

great move for sony... few will be able to afford this and even fewer use it to its full potential. nevertheless, its a state of the art lens that you can claim is one of the best. its a step closer to bringing the FE system to pro-level standards.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 08:23 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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Nigel Tafferham: Sad but true, on the web a 35mm sensor shot looks no better than a 1/2.3" shot, but sometimes better than a cell-phone shot.

Those iphone prize winning pics, imagine if taken with a 'real' cam a m43, aps-c, 35mm, med format cam, then those pics would look great MUCH larger on a wall, even up close - but very likely NOT those cell-phone pics.

Of course cell-phone pics hearken back to the Old 110 days, pics only good enuf for a 3" x5" or so print.

The cam makers should hope that cell-phone pics can lead the user to 'real' cams some day soon !!

its a different story when talking about bokeh and DOF. its one of the few remaining advantages of using a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 08:14 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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sh10453: I am glad that electrical engineers at various card manufacturers don't have the mentality of a large percentage of this audience.
If they had that type of mentality, we would still be using the 5 1/4" floppy drives for storage, with 64KB capacity.

If there is just ONE thing the ignorant needs to know, it is the fact that this is NOT, again NOT, a Samsung proprietary format.
This is a format that was adopted by the consortium of card makers (Lexar, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, Panasonic, ..., etc.).

This format has already been implemented in fixed memory/disks in your smart phone and tablet, if they were made in the past year or two.
The format should not be a problem for you. If you don't have a device that can use it, don't buy it.

I'm sure future devices will soon begin to welcome and adopt this micro disk format, and you may not have a choice but to buy such devices!

SEARCH, READ, and EDUCATE yourself before commenting and showing the world your level of ignorance.

sh10453 exactly. most of the people here don't realize that CF, which used to be the industry standard, was quickly phased out and replaced by SD. pretty soon microSD will replace SD too. samsung is making a good move in being the first to adopt a new standard.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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SW Anderson: I'm with photogeek. There comes a point at which miniaturization reaches diminishing returns. At that point, a camera, accessory or memory card becomes so tedious and fiddly to handle that whatever benefit its small size provides is outweighed by the nuisance factor.

Anything, even a good thing, can be overdone. I think that's what photogeek was getting at. To make out that saying enough is enough amounts to being against progress is a bogus argument. There's probably a just-right size for every individual. Overall, in the car world, a Toyota Corolla or Honda Accord is the right size for many more people than a Fiat 500. I can see many more people preferring an SD-size flash card to the micro variety, and even fewer wanting anything smaller.

people used to say exactly the same thing about CF cards some time ago. now, none of the newer cams support CF anymore.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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Toselli: In my opinion a bad move from samsung, it reminds my sony of some years ago, who created memory stick and no one but sony used. There were no benefits and they were twice the price of an equivalent sd. The benefit here is speed, but in my opinion nothing that can't be done with a new sd/microsd release. In my opinion also speed is not essential, on a phone (where this size is used) we already have a fast system memory, and the microsd is used almost only for music, photos and videos, which have no benefits with a faster memory. On a camera also speed depends mainly from the buffer, unless you shoot really a lot of long bursts at 10 fps, but the cameras made to do this already have xqd!

In my opinion, Samsung is making the right move as they've been at the forefront of Smartphone technology. There's a never-ending need for speed, space and compactness and we're quickly nearing the limits of UHS format. I believe microSD may even replace SD sometime in the near future.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Thematic: WOW!

https://goo.gl/sZjwM5

I own a Canon 5Dmk3 and was thinking about 80D as a backup.....Is canon that far behind Fuji, Sony, Nikon?

yikes.

whew, sensor tech evolves fast! my fullframe a99 can't keep up with the new crop sensors anymore!

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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caravan: The a6300 is much,much better and less expensive,nice try though.

xt2 looks like a very desirable camera. its an big improvement in all aspects (xt1's low-light was impressive). im not a fan of how it reproduces the color green though (i find that it the greens look a bit plasticky). but that might just be me.

my a99 is getting pretty old. but still lovin it.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 15:08 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)
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maximme: and their Sample pictures are sooooo convincing
TOTALLY NO FLARE

agree... the samples are terrible. lack of contrast and sharpness, and flaring everywhere! plus, the 1st and 3rd picture are almost the same!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 02:08 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)

Didn't think that my 4 year old A99 would still perform better (in good light) than Canon's latest beast.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 20:29 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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jaybr: I sold all of my Nikon gear (15 lenses) after their handling and denials about the D600 shutter oil splatter problem. I'm now a very happy Sony a7rii owner/user.

It clearly seems Nikon has learnt nothing.

J

I went from A7 to A99. Not that the A7 was bad. Its just that the native lenses are too expensive. Sold the A7 at a very good price, then got my A99 at 50% off, then went shopping crazy with dirt-cheap Minolta lenses. My 17-35mm f2.8-4 and 85mm f1.4 combo is like a dream come true.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
On photo Feeding the Fledglings in the From Little Things, Big Things Grow challenge (3 comments in total)

this can easily be the winner

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 06:44 UTC as 3rd comment
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FantasticMrFox: And once the S8 comes out my S2 and I will be six generations behind :D

note2 user here. though not as old as you guys :D

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
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Henrikw: Switched to the S7 Edge a few months ago - iphone user for 7 years.
All my worries about switching to Android were unfounded. The phone is amazing in every way - camera, expandable memory (I have almost 200gb), everything is configurable, and no reliance on software to add music and videos.
I certainly don't miss apple and doubt I ever will.

exactly. could not have said it better myself.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
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