Frank_BR

Lives in Brazil Campinas/SP, Brazil
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Joined on Jan 20, 2005

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Frank_BR: An important point that the article does not address is how the legion of photographers who firmly believe that OVF is superior to EVF will accept the DSLR-mirrorless transition. They will certainly feel betrayed and will have a hard time adapting to the mirrorless concept. Take the case of Leica, who has never been able to make a successful transition from rangefinder to SLR. Leica lost the professional market and became a niche manufacturer. Canon and Nikon may be going the same way.

"BTW, don't talk to Canon about "betrayal"."

Who betrays once, betrays twice.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 00:33 UTC

An important point that the article does not address is how the legion of photographers who firmly believe that OVF is superior to EVF will accept the DSLR-mirrorless transition. They will certainly feel betrayed and will have a hard time adapting to the mirrorless concept. Take the case of Leica, who has never been able to make a successful transition from rangefinder to SLR. Leica lost the professional market and became a niche manufacturer. Canon and Nikon may be going the same way.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 22:25 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)

Nikon is needing to reshuffle its management structure because after the mirrorless technology has matured, many consumers have reshuffled their preferences.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 19th comment

Any questions now that mirrorless is the way to more compact and lightweight wide angle lenses? Half the weight of Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art or Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM. Checkmate.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 20:48 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
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Frank_BR: Some dinosaurs still had happy moments soon after Earth was hit by a meteor. Today's meteor is the mirrorless revolution.

"... the A7 has a lot or hype" LOL

Not just for WA primes, mister. For any WA, primes or zooms, a shorter register is better.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
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Frank_BR: Some dinosaurs still had happy moments soon after Earth was hit by a meteor. Today's meteor is the mirrorless revolution.

FE mistake? The A7 is a huge success for Sony! Are we living on the same planet?

Why has Hasselblad designed a new mount for the X1D, which is a mirrorless MF camera? Why did not Hasselblad use the H mount on the X1D camera?

What does the register have to do with grip depth or ergonomics? Nothing! The advantages of short register is for the design of lenses, especially wide-angle lenses.

Canon would be a stupid company if adopted the EF mount for its future FF mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
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Frank_BR: Some dinosaurs still had happy moments soon after Earth was hit by a meteor. Today's meteor is the mirrorless revolution.

Not so easy. Using the EF mount in a mirrorless camera would be a bad idea. Take the Sony case. Why did not Sony use the A mount in the A7 cameras? It would be so "easy" ... In reality, the A mount has a too long register for a mirrorless camera. To make viable the A7, Sony had to build a new line of lenses, which is still in progress, by the way.

The extensive line of EF lenses that today is an asset will be a burden to Canon tomorrow. When Canon launches a serious mirrorless camera, the entire EF line will become obsolete overnight, just as it did with the F-lenses. Canon's future is uncertain, you can be sure of that.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 11:31 UTC
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Frank_BR: Some dinosaurs still had happy moments soon after Earth was hit by a meteor. Today's meteor is the mirrorless revolution.

"Mirrorless will be the norm once Canon and Nikon decide it is. it won't be decided by Fuji, Sony, Olympus or Panasonic."

Hmm... Canon's and Nikon's soft landing is not so simple. Mirrorless cameras rely heavily on electronics, an area where Sony is light years ahead. Also, what will Canon and Nikon do with the extensive line of lenses they have built over time for their DSLR cameras? They will have to build a new line of lenses right from the scratch, something Sony has been doing for some time now. When Canon and Nikon jump into the mirrorless wagon, Sony will be well ahead.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 16:45 UTC

Nikon is a notoriously difficult company to deal with. Who does not know, for example, the compatibility problems that Sigma has faced in their lenses for Nikon cameras? Nikon leaves real booby traps hidden in the software for communication between cameras and lenses, so whenever Nikon launches a new camera, Sigma engineers have nightmares because Sigma lenses may suddenly stop working with the new Nikon camera. To counteract such Nikon tricks, Sigma launched the Sigma USB dock that allows easy firmware update of its lenses.

Now Nikon fights with ASML and Zeiss is a battle of giants. If Nikon misses, bye, bye Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 19:55 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
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Frank_BR: Some dinosaurs still had happy moments soon after Earth was hit by a meteor. Today's meteor is the mirrorless revolution.

Don't underestimate the force of the meteor impact, folks. The ecosystem has changed and one of the dinosaurs (Nikon) is already suffering badly.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 20:27 UTC

Some dinosaurs still had happy moments soon after Earth was hit by a meteor. Today's meteor is the mirrorless revolution.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 02:13 UTC as 6th comment | 20 replies

An important point which was not considered is that when switching from Canon to Sony, the photographer will be exchanging used/worn cameras and lenses by new/fresh ones with full warranty. What is the value of working with more reliable equipment?

But the fundamental question that the article did not address was: How much would it cost to a pro NOT to switch from Canon to Sony?

Today, the Sony A9 shoots "only" 20 frames per second. Tomorrow, Sony will launch a camera that shoots 40 or 50 frames with 100 MP resolution.

It should be clear to an attentive observer that the most important advances in cameras are fruits of development of sensors and electronic circuitry, precisely the areas in which the Sony is king. Lens development is no longer as important as it was 30 years ago.

If Sony is able to keep the current moment, it will fatally overtake Canon. The sooner a pro takes the jump, the better for him.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies

Why a soda can? A pinhole camera made out of a beer can would be much better.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:10 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

After the A9, DSLR cameras have a future... in museums.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 02:10 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply

Nikon, please don't be so sad. One of the advantages of falling to third position is that you cannot fall more. There is nothing else below the third position.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)

"Fans of Sony’s mirrorless full-frame cameras have a reason to smile..."

My smile turned into a laugh when I saw the price of the lens. lol.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 17:38 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

The Japanese are finding this discussion very funny. Surely they never imagined that an innocent little word would cause so much discussion.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 22:33 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
On article The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun (189 comments in total)

Think this Summaron as the fastest pinhole lens in the world.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 20:09 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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Jaythomasni: This is because terrorists achieved technique to insert bombs with the same density and physical footprint of the battery...it wont be captured in the screening and will look like li Battery

Catalyst Shift,
I thought that when I was talking about fuselage, it was clear that I was referring to the fuselage walls. Thanks for the clarification.

About the failed terrorist attack on the flight from Somalia, you can be sure that a disaster didn't happen by pure luck. If the explosion had hit a fuselage beam, the result would be catastrophic, and no one would be questioning the need to take extreme care of flights coming from socially failed countries that are nests of terrorists.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 19:56 UTC

Just to refresh the memory of those who have forgotten the near-disaster of a year ago:
http://gizmodo.com/terrorist-on-flight-from-somalia-allegedly-hid-bomb-in-1757833127

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 17:01 UTC as 4th comment
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