Igor Sotelo

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Joined on Apr 16, 2006

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Igor Sotelo: Ridiculous to compare the Z5 to the Sony A7 III, I see a very strong bios trying to downplay price differences (Oct 22, 2020):

Nikon Z5 - $1300 (6ave)
Nikon Z6 - $1.400 (6ave)
Sony A7 III - $1.780 (Redtag)
Sony A7R II - $1.300 (B&H)
Canon RP - $1.000 (B&H)

The Sony A7 II is now very hard to find.

There you can see the logic in buying the RP, you have to pay 30% more for the Z5 or 40% if both are US versions.

Or you can pay $100 more to get a gray market Z6, over the (gray) Z5.

For the Sony A7 III be ready to shell out a lot of money, since it's NOT an entry level camera.

In the $1300 gray / $1.400 US price range of the Z5, Sony only offers the A7R II ($1.300), which isn't bad, at all.

@Thoughts R Us

The Z6 was from August, 2018 and it wasn’t quite state of the art when announced. The Z5 was launched recently in 2020, but it is a lower spec Z6 with dual card SD slots.

The A7R II was from September, 2015 and state of the art when launched, so wouldn’t call it a relic - compared to a Z5. If you value what high resolution brings and want to use 4K with wide angle lenses, it’s the better choice. If not, and if you’re good with Nikon Z lens lineup or have G/E lenses, would go with the Z5.

Bad Sony colours? Not sure that’s true.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 13:59 UTC
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Igor Sotelo: Ridiculous to compare the Z5 to the Sony A7 III, I see a very strong bios trying to downplay price differences (Oct 22, 2020):

Nikon Z5 - $1300 (6ave)
Nikon Z6 - $1.400 (6ave)
Sony A7 III - $1.780 (Redtag)
Sony A7R II - $1.300 (B&H)
Canon RP - $1.000 (B&H)

The Sony A7 II is now very hard to find.

There you can see the logic in buying the RP, you have to pay 30% more for the Z5 or 40% if both are US versions.

Or you can pay $100 more to get a gray market Z6, over the (gray) Z5.

For the Sony A7 III be ready to shell out a lot of money, since it's NOT an entry level camera.

In the $1300 gray / $1.400 US price range of the Z5, Sony only offers the A7R II ($1.300), which isn't bad, at all.

Nikon use a BSI sensor in the better Z6. Native ISO could be misleading.

Nikon, Canon or Sony won’t upgrade you for free from their 20-24 MP to their 45 MP cameras but rather charge you something like what the A7R II costs, since unlike what you may think, that feature is important. With a 42 MP camera you get a very decent 18 MP APS-C crop, increasing the focal length of your lenses.

Both have hybrid AF systems and the A7R II actually has more points than the Z5. There little data about the Expeed 6, but my guess is the Bionz X is competitive since it’s also used in the A7 III and A7R III. With a software upgrade the A7R II should do fine against the Z5.

The possibility to shot 4K full frame is important, ultra wide angle lenses are very often used in video. The Z5 will have 1.7x more FL than the equivalent lens on the A7R II.

The shutter of the A7R II is also good for 500.000 actuations. Not sure about the Z5, I think it’s 200.000. The frame rate is higher too, 5 FPS vs 4.5 FPS.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 15:44 UTC

Ridiculous to compare the Z5 to the Sony A7 III, I see a very strong bios trying to downplay price differences (Oct 22, 2020):

Nikon Z5 - $1300 (6ave)
Nikon Z6 - $1.400 (6ave)
Sony A7 III - $1.780 (Redtag)
Sony A7R II - $1.300 (B&H)
Canon RP - $1.000 (B&H)

The Sony A7 II is now very hard to find.

There you can see the logic in buying the RP, you have to pay 30% more for the Z5 or 40% if both are US versions.

Or you can pay $100 more to get a gray market Z6, over the (gray) Z5.

For the Sony A7 III be ready to shell out a lot of money, since it's NOT an entry level camera.

In the $1300 gray / $1.400 US price range of the Z5, Sony only offers the A7R II ($1.300), which isn't bad, at all.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 01:53 UTC as 19th comment | 8 replies
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Igor Sotelo: I would rather have a camera with interchangeable lenses, set of lenses, a GPD 7" or 8.9" high resolution windows laptop for editing on the go and a cellphone to upload.

There must be a niche for this type a product, someone that does street photo and wants to share on the spot, but that also wants a better control over jpg or basic editing. It doesn't seem like a big niche, though. Why not buy a smaller camera, like the Q2 and either post later or post straight from camera.

@Rolleix

To be honest, not sure where the “learn to zoom with your feet” concept came from. If that were a panacea, all pro’s would always shot with a single lens, yet most prefer the Leica M to a Leica Q.

While I enjoy more shooting with (Zeiss) manual focus lenses on two cameras rather than with zooms, images from different focal lengths look different. You can’t add compression or nice looking bokeh to a wide angle lens, and sometimes 35mm is too tight too or you want a ultra wide angle effect.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2020 at 13:59 UTC

I would rather have a camera with interchangeable lenses, set of lenses, a GPD 7" or 8.9" high resolution windows laptop for editing on the go and a cellphone to upload.

There must be a niche for this type a product, someone that does street photo and wants to share on the spot, but that also wants a better control over jpg or basic editing. It doesn't seem like a big niche, though. Why not buy a smaller camera, like the Q2 and either post later or post straight from camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2020 at 11:16 UTC as 154th comment | 6 replies

The problem was their ink-jet printer business was under pressure from HP, a better known brand for that kind of products. Their digital camera business, was affected because they didn't have strong brand recognition for doing point and shot cameras, plus with the advent of smartphones, that market evaporated and they were unable to make high end DSLR's or MILC's, nor professional lenses, something Fuji could do. Their image sensor business was affected by lack of investments, and couldn't keep up with Canon and Sony sensors.

Finally, film market disappeared.

But the company could reinvent themselves, as proven by the opportunities created by the Covid 19 crisis.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2020 at 12:57 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Tested: Four travel tripods for every budget (376 comments in total)

I like Sirui, too bad it wasn't included. They have a great variety of travel tripods just in their Sirui lineup.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 22:37 UTC as 74th comment | 9 replies
On article Ricoh introduces HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 lens (468 comments in total)
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Igor Sotelo: Pentax lost time with their 77mm 1.8, 43mm 1.9 and 31mm 1.8 limited lenses. They should have introduced a 135mm 1.8, 85mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4 and 28mm 1.4 top quality lenses.

I have switched to mainstream DSLR brands.

I switched to Canon and Nikon. Used a Pentax MX for 30 years with a 35mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4 and 135mm 2.5 lenses. Went with Pentax *ist DL, but for some reasons it was near impossible to make good photos with that camera, it was also barely compatible with my lenses.

I remember scratching my head when saw the 77mm 1.8 was more expensive than the older 85mm 1.4.

Today with a 5Ds and several L lenses, the magic has returned. Even my Df with the mainstream 50mm 1.4G takes phenomenal pictures.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 10:32 UTC
On article Ricoh introduces HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 lens (468 comments in total)

Pentax lost time with their 77mm 1.8, 43mm 1.9 and 31mm 1.8 limited lenses. They should have introduced a 135mm 1.8, 85mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4 and 28mm 1.4 top quality lenses.

I have switched to mainstream DSLR brands.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2020 at 13:50 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
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