RandyPD

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PanchoVilla: No doubt history will repeat itself. Americans haven't learned anything, in fact people are dumber than ever!

Wallowing in willful ignorance is dumb. Very dumb.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 04:58 UTC
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RandyPD: Spec/dollar, nothing comes close to the A99II. I mean, it's a 42mp camera that can shoot at 12fps. The only common mantra against is is that it 'lacks lenses'. Seriously, what lens is not available for the A-mount that can't get the job done?

If you are used to the way a certain camera make works out (sounds like you are a Canon user), then anything that you are not used to probably 'won't feel good'. I will wait for the official review.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 21:22 UTC

Spec/dollar, nothing comes close to the A99II. I mean, it's a 42mp camera that can shoot at 12fps. The only common mantra against is is that it 'lacks lenses'. Seriously, what lens is not available for the A-mount that can't get the job done?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 06:28 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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Boky: I really expected to be blown away with this latest RX100 incarnation. Unfortunately, I still see unexciting and dull colours leaning towards cold. This is supposed to be a high end, most expensive P&S camera today that will attract masses; but I simply do not see its appeal. I am still waiting to see if Sony can finally make a camera that will produce nice colour-saturated photos... but have great hopes for DL if Nikon decides to release them one day.

Well, the lighting is pretty dull in most of the shots because they were shot with an overcast sky.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 05:42 UTC

I thought they slapped a PC power supply to the back.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 22:05 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (553 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: It's a sad day for Fuji owners! The A6500 just made the XT2 look like a poor afterthought!

Well, going to the Sony website, I counted something like 30 E-mount lenses, Fuji I counted around 20. And don't tell me Zeiss lenses aren't great lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 06:54 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 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 (441 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 (441 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 (441 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 (441 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 (1118 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 (1118 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 39th 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
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