Lucas_

Lucas_

Lives in Brazil Campinas / SP, Brazil
Works as a Retired Engineer, part time photographer
Has a website at http://lucaspix.smugmug.com/
Joined on Oct 5, 2007
About me:

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

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On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: Video overview (127 comments in total)

This RX100VI is my "wish come true" camera! I'm still using my RX100, regardless of all RX100xx that came after, because I was wishing for a longer reach. Now it finally came and got all the bells & whistles of the in-between models! Actually the RX100 is my companion for the A7II and A7RII systems I have. Now the price..., although I believe I may sell the A7II and some lenses ( I have too many ). I plan in buying the RX100VI by september, after it's been thoroughly reviewed and tested by many!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 22:29 UTC as 4th comment

Lowest monthly fee for Flickr ( non-Pro ) is about half the price of Smugmug's similar, and it seems there's several Flickr older subscribers on a free contract. I wonder how that will be handled by Smugmug. Their new ad leads to understanding that current Flickr users will get a proposal letter to migrate to Smugmug's terms within 30 days... (??).

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 19:27 UTC as 13th comment
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Diablorini: I think it is awesome that both Tamron and Sigma are now officially offering FE lenses, I have yet to have a bad experience with high end Tamron lenses for A mount and see no reason why that would change for FE.

One can hope that this means that from this point forward we can expect to see FE being part of the supported mounts when new lenses are announced from Tamron, and Sigma, at least that is my hope and what I think is the real story of these last few days.

IMO Tamron, although later, is showing a better design approach than Sigma by making a new design for FE instead of a simple adaptation on their DSLR Art line - too large and heavy for the quite smaller Sony mirrorless cameras! I liked Sigmas a lot when I had Minoltas and several Sonys DSLR's, but now with the A7xx.., I only kept the superb 150mm F2.8 DG HSM Macro plus the Sony EA-LA3 adapter.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 17:15 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I'm still miffed it's 28 at the wide end. Hopefully someone follows up with a 24-xx F/4. Happy they have made this though and that there appears to be a signal that Canikon will be jumping into the fray. In the meantime I will keep adapting my 24-105 STM and shooting fast native primes.

Heavy...!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 14:03 UTC

Awesome clean design. I hope it's light as it looks. Let's see the price! May be a good replacement for my not-so sharp Sony/Zeiss FE24-70 f4...!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 11:43 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

Outrageous size and weight!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:53 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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Lucas_: Kudos for Panasonic, it seems a poor man's A7xx!

S Yu, you may be right, the Panny is quite expensive for a small 4l3 sensor camera when compared to Sony's FF A7xx line, it seems to be closer to the A6500!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:29 UTC

Kudos for Panasonic, it seems a poor man's A7xx!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 11:23 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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estrada: where is the flip screen ??? ? sony so far and far away from what consumer want

Perhaps far from what - you - want...!!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 00:44 UTC
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rz350: Where is the a7-3? All the attributes of the a7r3 and the a9 at a fraction of the price? Or would it cut into a9 and a7r3 sales?

Have patience... IMO the A7SIII may still come before the A7III...!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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NOWHITELENS: Nice camera, but why is it so tiny!?
They should learn from experienced camera manufacturers like Canon and Nikon and make a full frame camera also a FULL SIZE camera, it would be so much easier to handle.

"Full Size" FF DSLR's ( like Nikons and Canons ) are too large and heavy for many of us, not all photographers are tall, large handed, academy strong...! Anyway, adding a simple vertical grip to a Sony A7xx or A9 makes them perfectly ergonomic for "Full Size"people and large lenses, adding very little weight and doubling battery capacity!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:30 UTC

I believe there are some features/enhancements ( IQ related, f.e. ) on this A7RIII that Sony could well introduce in a new FW release for the A7RII...one can only dream!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:17 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
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princecody: You walk into a bar and see this new Sony & a Nikon D850 next to each other-which one do you pickup? The sign says grab one 😀

The smaller, lighter, better featured and better looking one..! Although also an excellent camera, the Nikon is fat, heavy and looks old...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:04 UTC

Wow! Hmmm... I just bought the A7RII three weeks ago! Anyway, I had a good discount ( not as good as this week's Sony's offer of the A7RII for US$2398, though ), and having an A7II for three years, the A7RII is so much more that it will take me quite a while to learn all the bells and whistles! Maybe a couple of years from now I'll consider the A7RIII ( at a lower price )...!!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:54 UTC as 87th comment
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (593 comments in total)
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Lucas_: The Canon shows a very good spec sheet in most accounts, but its bulkier design is of quite dubious taste for a small camera with the high viewfinder. It doesn't compare well with the Sony, with its handsome and really pocketable minute size and weight. The Sony features are superior, even though without a touchscreen LCD ( at least for me, a useless feature since I'm an essentially VF shooter).

The mentioned sensor size/lens optical equivalency for both cameras put them or par on that subject and Sony's exhaustively proven high tech sensor design may give the Sony an edge in IQ.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (593 comments in total)

The Canon shows a very good spec sheet in most accounts, but its bulkier design is of quite dubious taste for a small camera with the high viewfinder. It doesn't compare well with the Sony, with its handsome and really pocketable minute size and weight. The Sony features are superior, even though without a touchscreen LCD ( at least for me, a useless feature since I'm an essentially VF shooter).

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 15:46 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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RubberDials: It's a great score, but the D850 sensor has no PDAF points and as such it is an anomaly and already orphaned from the future.

Anyway, who buys the D850 will not have the on-sensor PDAF and its advantages. Only a new or upgraded body may have it.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 13:33 UTC

Good for Nikon, but isn't the image sensor still a Sony?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 20:04 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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Mariano Pacifico: Wait out G1x Mark III ... see what it can offer ...

G1xs are designed and meant to be inferior like two Marks before but we'll never know it might be better and meaner.

Why is Canon cranking up so many camera models?

Competition is bliss...!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 21:24 UTC

May be a competitor to the Sony A6... series. I wonder if its image sensor is a Sony.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 21:23 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies
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