captura

Joined on Apr 11, 2011

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MikeFairbanks: Remarkable photo. Thanks for sharing. It's odd to think that every single one of them are no longer living. Even their kids are no longer living. Crazy to think about.

I'm waiting for the colorized version.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 23:23 UTC
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Tobamory: i just so wish Sigma would make FE mounts and stop messing about with the MC11.
If that 24-70 is as sharp as they say for 50mpix then surely this would mop up the Market from the exceptionally expensive GM, id deffo buy 1. i can but dream i suppose....

Xentinus:
Sigma already makes numerous lenses for Sony e-mount. No adapter is required with these.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 01:29 UTC
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Tobamory: i just so wish Sigma would make FE mounts and stop messing about with the MC11.
If that 24-70 is as sharp as they say for 50mpix then surely this would mop up the Market from the exceptionally expensive GM, id deffo buy 1. i can but dream i suppose....

No such thing as an FE mount. There are FE lenses designed for full-frame Sony bodies, but only one lens-mount for mirrorless, known as the 'E mount.'

Brian Smith offers some insight:
How Good is Sigma’s MC-11 Smart Adapter?
http://briansmith.com/sigma-mc-11-smart-adapter/

Or were you perhaps thinking of Canon?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1492 comments in total)
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imno007: I'm not sure why so many people are upset about the review's autofocus criticisms, since this isn't the first preview/review I've seen that's mentioned them. Kai touched on them in his review, for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OXV1p6oS54

I will agree with others, though, that the grading/award system here seems a bit erratic. Why, for example, does the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II score 85% and get a Gold Award, while the A99II scores the same percentage but does not get a Gold Award? They're apparently grading on some kind of curve, according to class of camera or market segment. That would explain how something like the Google Pixel XL could score better than this and other high-end cameras.

Who would have thought that Kai would be back, in this very promising sequel...

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 04:01 UTC
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captura: The Zika virus was a fake.

"Experts Admit Zika Threat Fraud"
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/06/07/zika-virus-threat.aspx

Ever wonder why you don't hear about it anymore?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 00:44 UTC

The Zika virus was a fake.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)
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Karateka: I got the a6000 looking forward to upgrade to a6500 anytime. But when it comes to video-stabilisation it seems the 6500 still can't compete with Olympus. And the image quality isn't really bad either...is the Olympus stabilisation really that good or rather sony's so bad as shown in the video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE2__Xlx8Yo
That would be so annoying...

The same lenses can also be adapted to M43. But usually there is no need because M43 has such a huuuge range of native lenses to choose from.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 21:41 UTC
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PieterB: And yet again no new aps-c lenses. Sony has forgotten the aps-c owners.

There are no FE mount lenses. Only E-mount lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:01 UTC
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PieterB: And yet again no new aps-c lenses. Sony has forgotten the aps-c owners.

I regularly use a lightweight but fullframe FE 28-70 on my NEX-7 with excellent results. Although it may not be wide enough for some occasions it gives me more headroom at the long end. The image quality, while barely sufficient on it's host A7 body, is far better on APS-C. And it offers some of the best test results on DxO for that combination; even better than some of the prime lens comparisons.

Still it's a pity there are no newer small lenses for Sony APS-C.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 00:52 UTC
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PieterB: And yet again no new aps-c lenses. Sony has forgotten the aps-c owners.

You're kidding of course.
Any 85mm lens will produce 127mm in 35mm equivalence when mounted on a body with an APS-C sensor. And will remain at 85mm if mounted on full-frame body.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 23:14 UTC
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PieterB: And yet again no new aps-c lenses. Sony has forgotten the aps-c owners.

Yes the issue is size, pure and simple. Full-frame FE lenses are by their very nature about 50% larger. What good all these new smaller compact APS-C camera bodies when the owners are being forced by Sony to use the FF lenses. The whole package is nearly as large.

Sony has not introduced a new for-APSC lens with OSS (steady shot) in 3 years. No matter how many Sony evangelists want to dispute this, it remains a fact. This is the main reason I switched over to Olympus.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
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Zenza R: I could only be happier if 85 would be priced at 500 bucks. Great news!

The Samyang/Rokinon 85/1.4 manual lenses are only $289, and are great.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
On article Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show (102 comments in total)

Better than watching Black Sunday, thank you.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 01:22 UTC as 15th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)
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Karateka: I got the a6000 looking forward to upgrade to a6500 anytime. But when it comes to video-stabilisation it seems the 6500 still can't compete with Olympus. And the image quality isn't really bad either...is the Olympus stabilisation really that good or rather sony's so bad as shown in the video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE2__Xlx8Yo
That would be so annoying...

This mayor may not be an unfair comparison. The Sony 16-70 was noted for having many factory defect samples.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 22:24 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)
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Karateka: I got the a6000 looking forward to upgrade to a6500 anytime. But when it comes to video-stabilisation it seems the 6500 still can't compete with Olympus. And the image quality isn't really bad either...is the Olympus stabilisation really that good or rather sony's so bad as shown in the video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE2__Xlx8Yo
That would be so annoying...

Even the original Olympus E-M10, which I see on Amazon for $390, offers 3 1/2 f-stops IBIS, wheras the A6500 is only 2 1/2 f-stops.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
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Jefftan: no weather sealing $1200
what? Are u serious?

Company are not realistic with price
no wonder Canon mirrorless become #2 in Japan
Canon at least get the pricing right

Olympus #1 because it still have reasonably priced E-PL7/8 and EM10
If they follow E-M1 II crazy pricing, see what happen

Sony #3 thanks to those crazy A6300 pricing again, who know how low is Fuji sales

EM10 is outstanding, and has IBIS.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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scifisteve: Personally, it is hard to get excited over a 4/3d's sensor camera. I do not care about all the bells and whistles. The bottom line is, the lenses let the camera down! If you decide to use a speed booster, you loose any advantage of auto-focusing, but you can get low light performance and wide angle lens options on that setup. Every native lens you put on this camera has a 2X multiplier!!! So--no wide lenses and poor low light performance !!! So, using this camera means that for the best results you will have to have total lighting control, or a very bright day. Then, you have to make do with many lenses with few wide angle options, and high F stops!!
But, if you are looking for wide angles and low light advantages, start with an APS-C or full frame camera, light and portable. Then build on that with an external recorder. Each system has its trade offs, that is true, but I am not a fan of small sensors. P.S. file size can be an issue. 60 to 100 Mb/sec easy, but 300 Mb/sec?

The very sharp Samyang/Rokinon 7.5 mm manual lens for M43 is top drawer and works fine on Sony APS-C e-mount cameras, with an adapter. The only thing to do is to shave down the lens hood a bit.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:47 UTC
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Manalive: Preorder price in Canada is $2699, while the GH4 sits at $1500.

$1238 0n Amzon.ca

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
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Kostaseg: I received yesterday Sigma 30mm. It is an excellent lens. Negatives comments from members they haven't try it before, they have nothing to do with reality. Auto focus is very fast like any other lens i use. Size ant wight isn't a problem to me and any other use OMD or GH mft cameras. I used it without hood with a B+W clear pro protection filter.

https://flic.kr/p/Ngxmc5
https://flic.kr/p/MtZ7vc
https://flic.kr/p/NqVrKK

this one is just converted from raw to jpg
https://flic.kr/p/MuaLGd

No, but you will get very much nicer background blur. Which is why I ended getting the M43 version.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 01:37 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: I am sorry but these Canadians creeps should lose all their equipment and face a huge fine plus some community service. I am not to excited about the jail time since we have to pay to feed the jerks. These places are set aside for a reason which is to protect them for future generations. They take sometimes thousands of years to form maybe even millions. These criminals and others like them walk in and ruin it for everyone for a very long time. Have no mercy throw the book at them.

Nonsense!
I agree that the site is environmentally sensitive and should not be crossed, where indicated. We don't know the whole story yet. Maybe the signs were insufficient, but there must be good reasons for these laws. And the penalties, although a bit harsh, need to be there for prevention.

But your penchant for name-calling is not doing the cause any favors. By your act, you could potentially escalate this thing to whole new levels. Try to behave.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
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