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On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (127 comments in total)
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bakhtyar kurdi: I wish I had Fujifilm GFX 50S and 120mm f4 to try macro photography, don't laugh at me, that is the point of the video, and most buyers of this expensive thing are that kind of people, please help, I went to a camera store and told them what is the best camera right now, they told me Canon 5DIII, and what is the best portrait lens? it is Canon 85/1.2II, so I bought them, but I am very disappointed, everything is blurry, my cell phone was much better.

Learn about the basics of photography and practice. Any failings you are seeing from your camera and lens are yours, not the equipment.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 03:01 UTC
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Abdouh19: It is sad to see the latest development at Nikon, and i really hope they will make the turnaround, but I highly doubt that they will seriously compete in the mirrorless game. R&D is costly and they don't have the money, Look at the D7500, a clear indication of "save money" in R&D and production,I hate to say this, but when I saw the announcement my first thought was RIP Nikon.
They stopped the DL series before SOP, why, they had a unique camera, 18-50 (FF eq), no one else offered/offers that, and I really was thinking about buying this UWA 1'' cam, but they cancelled it before they even started production. how they will enter the mirrorless market is a myth to me, they avoid(ed) any financial risk in the past years (DL, skip Nikon 1 and go APS-C, then FF, ...) and came up with that old school D5 and D500, which is great, but nothing new, just some small evolution but no revolution that excites people.
But i sure hope they will stay in business, the market needs them, but the lack of innovation over the past years made them learn it the hard way that the digital century is a fast moving economy, and you can't always rely on your user (fanboy) base or brand name, only innovation keeps you in the game for the long run.

Abdouh19- Nikon may have spent little R&D on the D7500, because funds have been redirected to mirrorless development.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
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Marty CL: Well, hopefully this means APS-C or full frame mirrorless cameras. The Nikon 1 was already a mirrorless system (sort of), but with a 1 inch sensor with mediocre results.

AF performance on a 1" sensor is easy, as the depth of field is much greater than FF. Don't assume that the Nikon 1 performance can be translated to full frame.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
On article Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro sample gallery (98 comments in total)
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Paul Janders: I know there are two volcanoes near Seattle but I'm not familiar enough with the topography of the area to identify the one in image 17. I think it's either Mt. Rainier or Glacier Peak.

Does anyone know which one it is? Nice shot of which ever one it is.

That is Mt. Rainier.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)

The Minolta Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha 7. Probably the most advanced SLR ever made (introduced well into the digital era), with very sophisticated metering, wireless flash and HSS flash capabilities. Goes for around $100

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 350th comment
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barrym1966: Bye bye Nikon this could finish you

As a company, SONY does easily "eat" Canon and Nikon. There is an awful lot more to Sony then just cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 23:07 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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pjl321: If Sony knows what a great feature an electronic shutter is then why would they not include it on the A-Mount flagship the A99ii?

I like the A9 but the price is too high, the A99ii offers similar-ish speeds, almost twice the resolution, dual card slot, good battery life (for Sony) and has better priced lenses (ie Tamron, Sigma).

Its hard to justify paying 50% more for this camera over the A99ii or if you are locked into the E-Mount already then paying twice the price of the A7rii (although is a much bigger speed increase A7Rii to A9 than A99ii to A9).

I am also a little worried by the lake of interest in what mentioning what really matters, image quality, ISO handling, low light performance, dynamic range...)

Because the A9's sensor is a stacked unit with inboard memory, which allows the speed required for electronic shutter.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
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KyleSlamchez: Okay, hold the phone! The actual full specifications state that it only shoots 5fps with the physical shutter. Five frames per second!

The Nikon D5 shoots 12fps. The Canon 1DX II shoots 14fps!

I thought something was goofy. This is looking more and more like just an a7s ii with dual card slots, a larger buffer, and less resolution.

Mechanical shutter is for strobe and flash use. Electronic shutter is recommended for all other use.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Is this the holy grail of spray and pray photography for techies?
Thank you Sony; you have fulfilled the ultimate techie's dream — now no one has to know anything about photography, or cameras, but only keep the shutter release pressed down. Not even fingers are needed; stick it with a tape. Mystery and learning thrown out of the window. Basically, this is a thick, FF version of the iPhone concept.

Talbot Fox, is that you?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:54 UTC
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abdoozy: maybe I missed this, but: does it have two SD card slots?

You missed it, it does.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:53 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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brownie314: What does this mean for the a99ii? And A mount in general?

The A99ii used a lot of parts that first appeared on the A7R, while the A9 is using parts that were introduced on the A99ii (the Bionz X processor and LSI). The only different major components between the SLT and E-mount are the lens focusing motor and the SLT mirror. The EVF, shutter, IBIS, processor, LCD and sensor can be shared between the mounts. R&D for a specific model are much reduced and it is in Sony's interest to spread these costs between several models.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: whilst A9 offers 4k UHD (for "videographers") and fast AF (again, for videographers)

does it have touchscreen AF (focus push/pull racking?) for Cinematographers?
even though Sony has forgone entirely with 4k DCI (for Cinematographers)

Read the article before spouting off nonsense repeatedly.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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ogl: The bomb! Really high-level sport mirrorless FF camera.

AF is only fixed at 20FPS if you are shooting at f11 or smaller. Don't think that's going to happen very often.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:12 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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David GranoDeOro: Impressive but please sony Add a proper back live view screen like in the Samsung Galaxy phones 4K HDR AMOLED. Samsung did it with their own cameras when they still made them. Let this be the extra clear premium over CaNokin's offering. But This is a clear shot at the Canon 1D and Nikon D4 line of cameras. Also the no blacking out EVF just added a huge nail in the coffin of OVF. The list of reasons for OVF is getting shorter and shorter.

At slower speeds, less then 1/60S, you also get momentary blackout with a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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JoaoPedroAB: 4500 dollars?
Sony, please, just give us a 7 III with a silent shutter for similar price of the 7 ii.

The A99 and A77 were concurrent. The A99 and A99ii are FF, while the A77 and A77ii are APS-C.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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cosmicnode: Although I at first thought it it looked quite large I now see it actually smaller than a D7500 and D7xxx series bodies, it will need the battery pack to balance it with long lenses. I'm not sure you can class this as pro size, it has a lot of features, perhaps it's better comparing it to a D750 with the exception of the e!ectronic shutter at 20fps which many mirrorless cameras already have they seem similar, who knowes yet how good the AF and tracking are until tested.

Don't know of any other ILC with NO mechanical shutter, as the A9 seems too.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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chshooter: Impressive specs and the total lack of a mechanical shutter is surely ambitious. So are the framerate and AF claims.
Yet there is no real info about weather sealing and proper pro-support. SD card-slot only can also be an issue for professionals who are used to sturdier cards like cfast and xqd.
The lens line-up is improving slowly but is still far from perfect. Im curious about the image quality of the new sensor. It will have to beat canon and Nikon by a wide margin to gain market shares

Sony announced updated Pro support during the A9 presentation.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:49 UTC
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rrccad: weird.. how can you increase the overall market by targetting enthusiasts and professionals that ALREADY HAVE cameras..

And now they'll have MORE cameras, using their Sony cameras in addition to their Canikons.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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Pixnat2: I don't understand why people want "innovation" so much?

If your goal is to take pictures (it's mine anyway), the D7500 seems an awesome camera, with an impressive feature set, at a very competitive price.

What else?

Why bother introducing a new camera model, if there is no innovation?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:12 UTC
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TheWhiteDog: Still using the Spyder 4 Elite, it still works great. Hopefully this new one can use USB 3.0 ports, mine needs 2.0 and that is a pain as my monitor ports are all 3.0 and the only 2.0 ports on the computer are on the back and one has to unplug the "Spyder" when they update- which is why I have yet to install the latest update for the Spyder 4 Elite. Other than that, it works fine.

Datacolor's own FAQ for SpyderPro Elite 5.1, for Windows, lists a USB port as a requirement, no mention of it being USB 2.


Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
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