RandyPD

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On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (180 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Olympus did not answer "will it be over heat?", but telling DPR "there are 4 CPU/core".

Olympus did not know that high-end phone has much more cores which can combine info from dual lens to one instantly as we see in Huawei.

As far as ML goes, SONY cameras have greater processing power than others as far as I can see.

Well, on the A99 II, based on its ability take 42MP FULL-FRAME pics at 12fps with AF/AE, It would be safe to say that it probably has a faster processor.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 05:04 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (411 comments in total)
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Xentinus: It has everything (even more) I wanted!..I just wish Sony's lens line-up was as good as Canon.Especially price wise!
They have no similar products as CaNikon.Like 85mm 1.8 G,50mm 1.8 G,100mm 2.0
200mm 2.8 or 17-40 f4.

Heck I ship old Minolta A-mount lenses to all over the world, including Russia, from my Ebay account. The old screw-drive lenses are louder but they AF just as fast as the new lenses because the newer in-camera AF motors are also faster. The Minolta 85 f1.4 and 100 f2 lenses are legendary.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 04:04 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (411 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: what about the aperture closing down for fast shooting?

i read for 12 FPS you basically shot at f9.. is that true or did someone tell me BS?

It says F9 OR HIGHER, not ONLY F9.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:45 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (411 comments in total)
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MrCentrist: If only Sony and Sigma would start making more lenses for this camera. Sure there are a lot of older screw drive lenses from 15 years ago, but almost everyone paying over $3000 for a camera to shoot sports and action will want newer faster lenses with a wider variety of focal lengths. For example, Sony has the Minolta patents for a 300mm F/2.8 and 400mm F/4.5 primes, but the decided to quit making them.

There is Sony 300 2.8 SSM and 500 4.0 SSM for A-mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (411 comments in total)
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Xentinus: It has everything (even more) I wanted!..I just wish Sony's lens line-up was as good as Canon.Especially price wise!
They have no similar products as CaNikon.Like 85mm 1.8 G,50mm 1.8 G,100mm 2.0
200mm 2.8 or 17-40 f4.

If you look at Ebay for Minolta lenses, every lens that you mentioned should have an equivalent.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:39 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (411 comments in total)
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It links with your smartphone via bluetooth and gets GPS data from it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
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onlooker: Looking nice. Pity they shortened the grip.

It will most likely have an accessory vertical grip.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:24 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1093 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Another home run for Nikon. It's good to be king.

I can go the other way and say, just because Nikon has allegedly more capable bodies doesn't mean they are 'King'. Canon still has the way better user interface, has more (and arguably better) lenses. And of course, a lot more users. You can argue both ways, but somebody declaring "It's good to be king" for Nikon smacks of fanboism. And no, I don't own Canon gear.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1093 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Another home run for Nikon. It's good to be king.

In terms of DSLR sales, Canon still outsells Nikon worldwide. Hate to say this but Canon IS king.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 18:26 UTC

Same concept as the old Contax AX, which focuses by moving the film plane. In this case, it moves the lens towards/away from the sensor plane. Nothing new, really.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 08:43 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

Harold66, so are you trying to say that you don't move at all when taking pictures? If that's the case, you need a zoom lens, not a fixed focal length.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 05:28 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

What is the practical difference between a 40mm and a 35mm? Virtually zero. If you have to nitpick between a 5mm difference, you can always adjust by moving what's called your legs ;).

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 08:46 UTC

It actually reminds me of the Sony A900, especially he pentaprism.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 08:43 UTC as 112th comment | 2 replies
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

35mm is the classic "street" photography focal length, halfway between a normal lens (50mm) and a wide angle. You will hardly need stabilization with this focal length (the traditional formula is to match shutter speed with focal length so with 35mm, you need 1/35 seconds or faster shutter speed)unlike a tele lens. Of course there are always exceptions.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 03:04 UTC
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papa natas: At ISO 409 600...
Can it be used by radiographers?
Can it read minds?
I mean it's so dark inside my head....
What can one shoot at ISO 409 600?

maybe it will know if you have gone to the 'dark side'...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 02:36 UTC

This might just be the first camera in the world that can capture ghosts straight out of the box. Some Chinese company is going to come up with an add-on that will make it a portable CT-scanner and can actually measure how big your kidney stone is.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 02:35 UTC as 60th comment
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Chris Weller: Am I the only one that thinks a version of this sensor is going to end up in a Nikon DSLR by Christmas anyway?

Even if it doesn't, while this camera certainly has a bunch of great new technology as a Nikon shooter who primarily shoots sports, wildlife (birds mostly) and my kids running around, this camera cannot compete with a Nikon D810 or a 750 or a d4 for any of those types of photography.

They don't have serious telephoto lenses, I'm guessing the AF will still not be close to as good (which is absolutely critical for that type of photography).

And for the IQ geeks (like I would have to think you are if you buy a 42 MP camera), the 11+7 bit Raw thing cripples this camera. Which makes it inferior to the D810 for Landscape and Portraiture.

It's a really nice camera, but my belief is that it falls short of the best camera Nikon offers for every single major type of photographic type (sports, wildlife, portraits, landscape.

I might be in the minority, but I also prefer OVF

Sony DOES have a 500mm f4 and a 300mm f2.8 in A-mount, which works fully with E-mount with the LE-A adapters.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 03:08 UTC
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Chris Weller: Am I the only one that thinks a version of this sensor is going to end up in a Nikon DSLR by Christmas anyway?

Even if it doesn't, while this camera certainly has a bunch of great new technology as a Nikon shooter who primarily shoots sports, wildlife (birds mostly) and my kids running around, this camera cannot compete with a Nikon D810 or a 750 or a d4 for any of those types of photography.

They don't have serious telephoto lenses, I'm guessing the AF will still not be close to as good (which is absolutely critical for that type of photography).

And for the IQ geeks (like I would have to think you are if you buy a 42 MP camera), the 11+7 bit Raw thing cripples this camera. Which makes it inferior to the D810 for Landscape and Portraiture.

It's a really nice camera, but my belief is that it falls short of the best camera Nikon offers for every single major type of photographic type (sports, wildlife, portraits, landscape.

I might be in the minority, but I also prefer OVF

If the new PDAF system works a swell as the one in the A6000, then there is no reason why anyone can't get more than decent pictures of the subjects you mentioned.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 02:47 UTC
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RandyPD: ..and they had to go with almost the exact same shape as the GoPro...I see a lot of originality here..

There are many shapes of cameras. If you look at these 'action POV' cameras, there is basically only one manufacturer who adopts a 'squarish brick' shape and that is GoPro. Others have a separate lens attached via dongle to a the recording unit, others have a camcorder format. So basically they copied the GoPro size. If they did it to take advantage of the GoPro popularity and USE accessories meant for the GoPro, so be it. I'm just saying they have no imagination (which is true).

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 05:55 UTC

..and they had to go with almost the exact same shape as the GoPro...I see a lot of originality here..

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 05:32 UTC as 69th comment | 5 replies
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