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 Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (408 comments in total)
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Lucas_: Buy a Sony...!

Armandino, sorry but I thought someone asked what he should buy! Maybe a misunderstanding...?
Anyway, Sony has unquestionably been the tech breakthrough brand and most of other camera companies are currently adopting Sony image sensors. I guess that says something!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2723 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Even if I don't like Sony in general, and Sony cameras in particular (way too expensive, very bad UI, decent lenses are more expensive than other manufacturers') I have to insist that they are the only company trying to innovate, after samsung decided to quit.

Canon is ridicolous (see 6D-ii or 5D-iv) and Nikon is good only for the top end (D5 and D500).

We'll see what sony can do with the next iteration of high end FF (eg A7R III and A7S III). The A9 is really nice but definitely too expensive.

"The A9 is really nice but definitely too expensive".
I've had an A7II for about 3 years and considering to get an A7RII.
The A9 is fantastic, but for $4,500.00 it's prohibitive for me, although I think when compared to the Canon 1Dx II for $6,000.00 the A9 is a much better deal in every sense!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (408 comments in total)

I hardly read the Forums, but shoot with my Sony A7II all the time. I totally changed from a DSLR system to Mirrorless over four years ago and never looked back!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 21:23 UTC as 48th comment
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (408 comments in total)

Buy a Sony...!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 21:11 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2723 comments in total)
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EvilTed: "Note though that continuous e-shutter shooting (anything above 5 fps) does drop the camera into 12-bit mode, so expect decreased dynamic range in Raws when shooting (electronic) bursts."

12 FPS + 12-bit uncompressed RAWS.
AF tracking issues (Tony Northrup)
Rolling shutter distortion (Tony Northrup and Jordan from Camera Store TV)
Banding @ high ISO (Max Yuriev)
Two different card speeds that strangle the throughput in 2 of the 3 patterns.
2 minutes + to clear the buffer and unfreeze the UI (Tony Northrup).
and finally, weather sealing comparable to the A7r II.

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Sony+a7R+II+Teardown/45597

and we are expected to call this a pro camera and part with $4500 for the pleasure?
All of these issues should have been resolved before launch.

Tony Northrup...?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 21:21 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2723 comments in total)
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x-caliber1954: Until Sony come up with a full complement of Lenses to suit their bodies, they will be left with their wheels spinning and going nowhere! Sales are going to be severely restricted to photographers that can work with their range of lenses. That effectively rules out a lot of photographers no matter how good the body is. If you haven't got the lenses, you haven't got the system we need, you haven't got the sales either. Sony don't seem to worry too much about lenses for a lot of us. The A900 was released as a tilt at the pro market years ago - where are the lenses Sony? I will die of old age waiting!

Touché!!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
On article Metz mecablitz M400 flash unveiled at Photokina (44 comments in total)
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photolando: 4 "AAA" batteries? Really Metz? Most of us are already well vested in AAs. I don't want to have to carry and keep up with two sizes all the time. Your a great flash company but if Nissan could fit 4 AA's, you could have as well. This will not be a big seller because of the AAA battery size I feel. And if it performs no better than the Nissan (and MAN they look so much alike. Hmm), most will go with the Nissan.

Do you mean Nissin...?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 23:04 UTC

Seems like an awesome camera, with most ( if no all ) of the Sony A mount users best wishes, plus some more. I sold my A99 and some of my A lenses 8 months ago in favor of an A7x system, which fulfills all my hobby and now small Pro work. I left the A99 system primarily due to its weigth/mobility, a bit uncomfortable for my age (68). Nevertheless, this new A99II body is extremely tempting!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 106th comment
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Nikonandmore: I just talked to some hardcore Canon users' friends & despite none of them liking Sony, the general consensus is this camera is everything the Canon 5D MkVI should have been. Sony made a great move and though we'll hear endless "this camera is pointless" or "no one will buy it", in my opinion this is easily one of the most exciting DSLRs (form factor) of the year.

An absolutely killer sensor, 42MP at 12FPS, 4K video w/a real usable codec, a seriously impressive AF, in-body 5 axis stabilization.. this alone shatters the 5D MkIV into shreds, bits & pieces.. and for much less money!

Just imagine, if this was the real 5D MkVI, would be the most talked about camera of the year.. an epic meltdown!

..of course it would kill 50% of all other Canon cameras' business & a chunk of their Pro Video Gear Line. That's why they don't dare do a camera like this, innovate & advance at turtle speed & loose market share. We wont see all these features combined in a Canon 5D not even in the MkV or VII:)

You should look for better information on Sony SLT cameras and their fantastic image sensors, you may be surprised!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
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justmeMN: Canon has been #1 in ILC market share for 13 consecutive years. It's a safe bet that 2016 will be year 14.

(Nikon is a strong #2, and Sony is a weak #3.)

Just as a comment, Canon invests hugely in advertising, sales, after-sales and manufacturing capacity. All that pays off by giving them the higher market share which is obviously good for business. Their products seem to be in the average for technology and performance, not really top notch. Higher volume doesn't mean better product, IMHO Nikon have almost always been above Canon in those aspects throughout history and Sony, in the last 3 to 4 years, have shown such a leap in technology, which I hope they can also flow into their business strategy and management.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
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basshead: Always canon

Never Canon

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (399 comments in total)
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kadardr: For Sony it's time to admit that A7II is not competitive at the present price point of $1700. A7II has nothing to offer when compared to Nikon D750, Pentax K-1 or even Canon 6D. The price of A7II should be lowered to the level of A6300 ($1200-$1300) as it could be an entry point to FF domain, and thus a real FF alternative for A6300, and also opening up a new FF price band (where 6D and D610 should be actually).

The three DSLR examples you mention are actually at a lower level than the Sony A7II ( maybe the closest is the Pentax... ). Anyway, they still use prism viewfinders, slapping mirrors, bulky bodies, fake live view, etc...!

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 22:15 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (399 comments in total)
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Anadrol: A great feature of the A7RII is the possibility to configure the minimum shutter speed for aperture mode.
The A7II sets it at 1/60.

IF SONY ENGINEERS READ ME:
One should be able to set X in (focal length /X) for minimum shutter speed !
This way when you change lenses you don't have to go in the menu to change it each time...

Just set at Manual Mode (for a change...), set your preferred shutter / aperture and Auto ISO! Works very well for me with primes ( what I mostly use ).

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (399 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: touch screen. touch screen. touch screen. three Most needed features in the 3rd generation models.

Touchscreen? Well, as long as it costs nothing, can be deactivated and the current controls remain...!

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (399 comments in total)
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PanoMax: Considering this camera is approaching medium format performance in terms of resolution it would be interesting to compare it to a Phase One or Alpa or Hasselblad or even Pentax 645. At the extreme, a Seitz Roundshot

The new Sigma DP 4 is too bulky (as are the Sigma Art lenses ) for my liking. I was interested when I first read about it, but quickly forgot it when comparing to the Sony A7 line up.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 14:19 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2162 comments in total)
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2eyesee: Is anyone else getting rather cynical about Sony's habit of keeping old cameras on the market to justify charging a premium for their new tech?

There's no way this camera should be viewed as anything other than a replacement of the A6000. Just as the RX10 II should have been a replacement of the RX10 and the RX100M4 a replacement of the RX100M3.

"There's no way this camera should be viewed as anything other than a replacement of the A6000"...
Please note that many of us don't need super fast focus all over the display ( actually, I've read several times that most people still use just the center AF point ), many of us love landscapes, portraits, long exposures on a tripod, etc. Funny, many even moved to mirrorless Sonys because of the multitude of excellent lenses available for it with simple adapter rings, either legacy or not, and many really love the small and light manual focus lenses available, either native or not ( Zeiss, Leica, Voitglander, Minolta, Nikon, etc. etc. ), legacy or not!
The A6000 fits most, if not all, of those requirements!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (250 comments in total)
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dulynoted: Is it just me but are all of these images really dull. They look like they have no character to them at all. This lens might be clinically fantastic but it is definitely not producing great images for it.

Dull? Maybe it's your monitor..., or your taste, IMO they mostly look excellent. I guess the best way is to download them full size and compare with shots of your liking.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
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Guenter Hofstaedter: 645Z best camera i ever had !

It seems to be a great camera, and the Sony sensor for sure plays a big role there. Nikon did that smart move quite sometime ago. I wonder if Canon will ever try that "formula"...!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
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adengappasami: What will i do with all thee new cameras when i want a 14,21,24mm AF lenses. Guess i will continue to enjoy the BEST ever 35mm

I had the A7, now have the A7II. I have only one "native" FE lens, the Sony/Zeiss 24-70 f4, but have several A-mount Minoltas and Sonys,
Contax/Zeiss, Voigtlander, Olympus, Nikon, Zeiss/Praktica, etc..., plus a bunch of simple adapters!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 01:12 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1124 comments in total)
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jb11bear: With small full frame cameras there are ergonomic issues that larger ones don’t have since full frame longer focal length lenses, especially fast ones, are large and heavy. The size and shape of the grip of a camera combined with the height of it form the handle by which the lens is held along with the help of the left hand under the lens, or vice versa in the case of a very heavy lens.

I've had the A7 and now have the A7II. My only E-mount lens is the Sony/Zeiss FE 24-70 f4, which is wonderful. But I also have a Sony A99 and a multitude of A-mount glass. So I bought adaptors ( I love MF ) and use Sony and Minolta "A" glass, older Minolta Rokkors, Contax/Zeiss, Olympus Zuikos, Voigtländers, Nikon/Zeiss... and more! As for the larger lenses, my preferred ones are the Minolta 70-200 f2.8 G SSM and the Tamron SP 200-500; for which I use the attachable battery grip available for all Sony A7/A7II series. It holds two batteries and provides a comfortable extra grip for both vertical and horizontal shooting!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 04:27 UTC
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