Lucas_

Lucas_

Lives in Brazil Campinas / SP, Brazil
Works as a Retired Engineer, part time photographer
Joined on Oct 5, 2007
About me:

Retired Automotive Product Engineer, part-time Photographer for over 40 years.

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Imagine an airplane on take-off with full fuel tanks ( inside the wings... ) taking a hit like that...!!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 21:07 UTC as 99th comment
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (892 comments in total)

The design looks quite like a larger/heavier Sony A9, even the VF tower's front/side. Body sides are a bit rounder, though. No phase detection AF..? Seems unreal these days.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 6th comment
On article Nikon Z7 First Impressions Review (3465 comments in total)
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Ken60: Looking at the Z7 body laying there without a lens makes me wonder .... does removing the mirror and creating an open route to the sensor area increase the dust /pollen deposited in that area ? Has anyone using this type of camera made any observations on this ?

"semi silvered mirror, no noise or vibration" - That's the awesome Sony SLT..! I really enjoyed my A65, A77 and A99!!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 23:32 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 First Impressions Review (3465 comments in total)
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ojos azules: Nobody likes blackouts.

Or try a Sony A9...!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 23:00 UTC
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Old SonyGuy: Sony is in trouble and they know it. They put all their eggs in the FF mirrorless basket. Before FF mirrorless they lost a lot of money trying to sell NEX/apsc cameras (see Sony quarterly reports) which is why they greatly slow down development.

They only cameras Sony has to offer in the next year are a couple minor refreshes and since Sony already updated the same bodies recently, they won't have as big an impact.

But they also know TWO new systems will be introduced to compete with their one. I am told their "rosey" forecast is their holding on to 40% of the FF mirrorless market (and 0 of FF dslr).

This is the reason for the panicking and misleading information. Canon and Nikon beat them in DSLRs . They killed off Sony SLTs. They dominate the low end of the market. And Canon already out sells Sony in mirrorless in several markets including Japan.

I believe most of Canon's mirrorless camera sales is P&S. Not really Sony's target market. As for the SLT's, they are very advanced cameras and had their niche. Sony may fade them out slowly, a real pitty!

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 01:05 UTC
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StillLearning: This should make the Sony owners happy for a little time. Reminds me of when a movie first comes out and takes the weekend. They advertise that they are the top movie in the world. Well enjoy it while they can. Still doesn't draw me to their product. In the 70's and 80's they really had products that would last. After that now so much. Remember it was Minolta that helped Sony get a leg up in the camera business.

"Remember it was Minolta that helped Sony get a leg up in the camera business."
I agree, and that's a good thing! Minolta made fantastic cameras and lenses, they actually supplied lenses for Leica for some time. Unfortunately Minolta had financial problems and could not afford to continue in the photo camera/lenses business., they certainly would've been a great competitor. Anyway, Sony was visionary in buying Minolta's assets and manpower!

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2018 at 02:44 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: I really wish Sony to drown in its success.

Why? Are you own a huge amount of other camera companies' stocks?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 14:22 UTC
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Dennis from Florida: All started when they bought Minolta. [I still have one of those 9xi creative cards]

I had several Minolta SLRs, the 7D DSLR and most Sony DSLRs since the A100. Currently I have both A7II and A7RII ( still keep the Minolta 7D and a Sony A1 ), All great cameras!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 14:16 UTC
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cirtapfotos: Sony Looks Great On Paper.

Even better live, try one out!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 14:11 UTC

Congratulations to Sony, relentlessly seeking for the upper levels of technology and market leadership! They've come a long way in the photography business and are now starting to deservedly harvest what they planted!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 02:31 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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Lucas_: IMHO Nikon is trying to develop a mirrorless FF camera body with bells & whistles comparable to the D850, with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses. It may be smaller than the D850, but larger than a Sony A9, looking to please the larger handed photographers who don't want to use a vertical grip on a Sony Axx.
How`s that for dark teaser photos speculation....?
Good luck, Nikon! Competition is healthy!

T3_ I rest my case - you win, happy? I'm giving my opinion based on my over 40 years experience on the field as a mechanical design engineer, as I mentioned. Currently I shoot with two Sony A7xx , some Sony E/FE lenses, several legacy lenses of several brands ( Minolta, Nikon, Contax, Voigtlander, Leica, Pentacon, etc ( sorry, not Canons )) and with Sony, Techart and other adapters. Anyway, you seem to have a deep need to "have the last word"... I understand, but don't try so hard. It may not be so healthy - Have fun!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 23:03 UTC
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(unknown member): Sorry Nikon 3 years too late, no matter what you bring to the table......good luck.

Valikar - "Nikon was the first to introduce auto-focussing in an SLR" - wrong!! The venerable Minolta Maxxum 7000 was the first to be comercialized and the Nikon N2020 actually followed Minolta's exact same motor in the body and screw driven lens design. Canon came later, but with the "motor in the lens" design. AMOF Sony bought Minolta and started its DSLR line with the Sony A100, designed with the help of former Konika-Minolta engineers.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 09:04 UTC
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Lucas_: IMHO Nikon is trying to develop a mirrorless FF camera body with bells & whistles comparable to the D850, with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses. It may be smaller than the D850, but larger than a Sony A9, looking to please the larger handed photographers who don't want to use a vertical grip on a Sony Axx.
How`s that for dark teaser photos speculation....?
Good luck, Nikon! Competition is healthy!

T3 - an adapter is basically a cylinder to connect the camera's circular-shaped mount to a lens ( another cylinder ). The structural strength of a cylinder is dependent on its material and dimensions ( length, wall thickness and diameter ). A larger diameter camera mount allows for a more robust adapter, which will provide a more stable mount for a larger lens at its other end ( sorry, that's my 46 years as a mech design engineer talking ). Engineers have all that in mind when designing a system, more so when that system is to support a plethora of sizes/weights of lenses. Lens "wobbling", for example, comes to mind when both "adapted" Nikon F lens' sizes and the new (Z..?) sizes have to be served!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 01:24 UTC
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Lucas_: IMHO Nikon is trying to develop a mirrorless FF camera body with bells & whistles comparable to the D850, with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses. It may be smaller than the D850, but larger than a Sony A9, looking to please the larger handed photographers who don't want to use a vertical grip on a Sony Axx.
How`s that for dark teaser photos speculation....?
Good luck, Nikon! Competition is healthy!

" with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses". I wasn`t comparing Nikon`s F mount to Sony`s E. I just meant to emphasize that a larger mount may be better suited to allow easyer adapters design.
Sony actually did that when developing the E mount as compared to their A mount.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 15:27 UTC

IMHO Nikon is trying to develop a mirrorless FF camera body with bells & whistles comparable to the D850, with a mount as large as the D850`s to "comfortably" fit an adapter for current lenses. It may be smaller than the D850, but larger than a Sony A9, looking to please the larger handed photographers who don't want to use a vertical grip on a Sony Axx.
How`s that for dark teaser photos speculation....?
Good luck, Nikon! Competition is healthy!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 14:33 UTC as 69th comment | 7 replies
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keeponkeepingon: So Nikon will announce this system before photokina, dominate the show. Canon will avoid going "head to head" with nikon, come out with a new video-centric camera at photokina then after the press is exhausted gnawing on the nikon FF mirrorless release canon will come out with their full frame mirror-less some time in (hopefully) early 2019.

Sony may come at or a bit after Photokina with theA7SIII... !!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 14:17 UTC
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lukecookphoto: That does look like a camera.

IMHO it looks more like a cardboard box.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 14:15 UTC

I'm sure Nikon will be announcing a very good camera as usual, but it looks bigger than I expected and quite ugly... but I could be wrong.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 20:26 UTC as 165th comment | 3 replies
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ttran88: Anyone skipping work on the 23rd to watch the release??

Why? The video will still be everywhere on the 24th, 25th, and so on...!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 20:23 UTC
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j tokarz: If i could see the results of exposure compensation in the viewfinder (not electronic) i would not want or need a mirrorless.

To each its own!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 17:31 UTC
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