SnapHappy32

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Elliot H: the guys in Leica's lens department must be LOLing

Wait for Steve Huff to grab one of these and wax lyrically about a certain "je nais sais quoi" quality that makes it worth every penny.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (787 comments in total)
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gordonrussell76: No offence if you going to put that X-Trans is not to everyones taste in the Cons, can you please add, Bayer sensor not to everyones taste in every single review of every Bayer camera please. Bayer is not to my taste, so ergo that con logically must apply to all Bayer sensor based cameras. Equally you should retrospectively go back to all the reviews of CCD sensor cameras and add a similarly worded Con to them as well. Thanks

I get your point. However, Bayer is the standard. From a logical standpoint it makes more sense to comment on deviations from the standard than the other way around.

You imply that your taste is the standard measure.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:48 UTC
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Satyaa: I am not a Canon user (not anymore) and I like/dislike all brands equally based on what they do.

In this case, I like that Canon openly pointed out the issue and offered to fix it for free.

Some manufacturers don't even acknowledge problems. If you found it during the return period, you return it. Or, you get stuck with it.

Nikon would promptly have released a v2 of the lens touting better AF performance.

Yup. I bought a D600.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 05:11 UTC
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straylightrun: Whats with all the recent click bait headlines and articles? Dpreview got the intern to do them?

Its called transfer pricing. The principle beeing that all intercompany transactions must be priced fairly.

Say company A resides in a country with a corporate tax rate of 5%. Company B in a country with a higher rate of say 25%. Where would you want to move the profit to?

In theory. All major corporations find a way around it. Luxembourg has more companies registered than inhabitants.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
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straylightrun: Whats with all the recent click bait headlines and articles? Dpreview got the intern to do them?

Wow.

Fish watches lure. Is intelligent enough to identify the bait.
But still bites...

And complains about it.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 08:10 UTC
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ramonjsantiago: "85mm F1.2 is equivalent to 67mm F0.95"
How is that? Maybe its equivalent to to a 67mm F1.2.

Mike. I don't think we get the point.
Mind posting it a couple of more times?

Seriously though.
Aren't the differences small in most cases? Cine lenses with T-stop ratings of say 1.9 often have apertures of 1.8. Isn't that neglible?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 07:57 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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rainrunner: You might want two of these if you are using two different lenses, or risk dust on the sensor changing lenses in the field. DSLR's would get that dust on the mirror, not the sensor itself.

I was replying to rainrunner.

Beeing able to see the dust on the mirror first is only a pro if you can do something about it. Which is not the case when you're out shooting.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 01:38 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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rainrunner: You might want two of these if you are using two different lenses, or risk dust on the sensor changing lenses in the field. DSLR's would get that dust on the mirror, not the sensor itself.

I get your point.

But If I change a lens outside it is to shoot a subject with a different FOV at that very time. I'm not going to stop and inspect the mirror or sensor. At home - when prepping - sure I take my time.

Outside I just prep the lens to be changed - point camera down away from the wind and hope for the best. If some dust makes it onto the sensor I'll live with it. If you have to pixel peep to find it it's a non issue IMHO. Once its there I find my Oly much easier to clean than my Nikon.

The dust removal (vibration) is much better on the former as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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rainrunner: You might want two of these if you are using two different lenses, or risk dust on the sensor changing lenses in the field. DSLR's would get that dust on the mirror, not the sensor itself.

Come again?

DSLR's are no better than mirrorless cameras in this regard.
Dust particles do not settle and stay on the mirror. What do you think happens when the mirror moves?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Gnostos Agnostos: The 20 frames per second are impressive but a hidden disadvantage of all Sony a7 cameras is that at burst mode the raw files are downgraded from 14bit to 12bit.

Fuh. You know it's not (completely) irrelevant.

Think indoor sports - high ISO. DR and shadow recovery in PP suffers.
The A9 is not perfect. And we all need reasons to justify not lusting after it instead of facing up to a lack of funds..

I'm not dating Kate Upton as her hair is too short.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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amateurphotographer: all day sports shoot = 3000 photos. That's like 6-7 batteries. You would be paranoid and often change battery when only 1 block left in case you missed key moments. So you would get say 350-400 shots per battery before you change over. You could use a vertical grip and maybe get 900 shots. Also spend concentration on the battery indicator rather than the shoot subject. You would need 6-7 charges for overnight charging or wake up every 2 hrs to swap batteries over. All in all, great camera on paper, but for sports photographer shooting large numbers of pics , this camera is probably not practical, solely due to the battery. no mention of weather seal? But bravo to Sony for pushing the envelope.

Maybe a portrait grip with space for two batteries is on its way?

That would mitigate that problem easily and improve ergonomics with larger lenses. Sony means business.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
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Sdaniella: note:
Sony is only counting their top end FF ilc (highest value) models a7 series and a99 slts
and not their more affordable higher volume (lower value) apsc ilc models

whilst their competitors have several model mixes, from budget FF to high end FF, to lower volume top end pro FF models

and the stats given are focused on total FF value shipped rather than total FF units shipped

... in only USA ... being 2nd ... in the 3rd largest market
where all markets are trending downwards (total value or total units)
and

where the largest markets are ...

for total # UNITS shipped:
1) europe
2) asia (excl. japan)
3) usa (<= diminishing piece of #volume pie)
4) japan
5) other

for total $ VALUE shipped:
1) asia (excl. japan)
2) europe
3) usa (<= diminishing piece of $value pie)
4) japan
5) other

just google it ... 2017 (data ... mostly 2016, or earlier)

and the diminishing USA market isn't leaping over europe nor asia anytime soon
even though they have the LOWEST prices globally

Starting from scratch was regarding the mirrorless design. My point was that SONY launched the first mirrorless FF camera (bar Leica MP) and added existing, sought-after tech in the second generation. From here on most improvements are going to be incremental.

Think iPad. None of the components were new tech. The combination was.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 08:23 UTC
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Sdaniella: note:
Sony is only counting their top end FF ilc (highest value) models a7 series and a99 slts
and not their more affordable higher volume (lower value) apsc ilc models

whilst their competitors have several model mixes, from budget FF to high end FF, to lower volume top end pro FF models

and the stats given are focused on total FF value shipped rather than total FF units shipped

... in only USA ... being 2nd ... in the 3rd largest market
where all markets are trending downwards (total value or total units)
and

where the largest markets are ...

for total # UNITS shipped:
1) europe
2) asia (excl. japan)
3) usa (<= diminishing piece of #volume pie)
4) japan
5) other

for total $ VALUE shipped:
1) asia (excl. japan)
2) europe
3) usa (<= diminishing piece of $value pie)
4) japan
5) other

just google it ... 2017 (data ... mostly 2016, or earlier)

and the diminishing USA market isn't leaping over europe nor asia anytime soon
even though they have the LOWEST prices globally

I get the attraction towards Sony currently. They have shorter refresh cycles and keep adding new tech continously. Take the a7Rii. Better sensor, IBIS and Electronic first shutter compared to the v1.

They compete and improve on more parameters than Nikon (resolution and AF basically). FF's are so advanced that there are very few quantum leaps to be made unless you're starting from scratch. Or if you deliberately hold back. Which seems to be Nikons MO.

Sony started from scratch and thus have more room for improvement. But it's hard to see how much they can improve in a 3. Generation model. My guess is that new 3rd generation a7's will not sell in the same volumes as the 2nd generation.

Major camera manufacturers will keep on leapfrogging each other.

One question though:

Why are Nikon and Canon reluctant to add IBIS? Mirror box issues?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 09:59 UTC
On article Updated: Creating the Leica T (196 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: Look at the size of the T mount. It could easily accommodate a FF sensor.

An AF FF leica. Compact(ish).

Thats a revolution they might not be interested in.

They are not funded as heavily as the Japanese giants - and rely on a core market of MF-afficionados.

But I can't fault your logic here. Sony did it.

If Leica does excactly that they'll be sure to price it out of reach of many (if not most). They'll have to recoup the R&D cost on a limited production run.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On article Updated: Creating the Leica T (196 comments in total)
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lighthunter80: Damn... now I want one :)
Just the body and the 23/2.0 would be enough. Or shall I better get the Fuji X-E2 and the 23/1.4 ?

Badi. How can you - so matter-of-factly - state that the Fuji has superior IQ ? Considering the quality of the X-vario lens I still put Leica ahead of Fuji. Especially if you stick to adobe software. In prime lens territory Leica is king. Now they make excellent zooms for ASP-C sized sensors as well.

Fact is - you have no idea. Stop "mentoring" or passing on "knowledge" if you're going to be so biased about it.

The Fuji is affordable and very capable. I own a Fuji X camera and zero Leicas. But I'm not going to kid myself.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
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Peiasdf: JVC is owned by Panasonic so this is just a badge engineered Panasonic camera. Next thing you know, Sanyo would join m4/3 because it is also owned by Panasonic.

And how typically non-american to state that as a general, American problem.

Prejudice much?

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:11 UTC
On photo Singapore in the Canon non SLR Challenge challenge (3 comments in total)

Beautiful entry!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 14:22 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Nikon D5300 Review (321 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: With the a6000 news just prior to this, it's hard to believe both product pictures are made in the same year 2014. Compared to the modern Sony design this camera just looks like a cheap plastic tool from the 90s.

*chen* implies you're German. I just visited Berlin - out of 100's of cameras on display only ONE - yes ONE - was sporting a M43. The rest were DSLRs or small compacts.

What are you talking about?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
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Cane: The fact that you need a grip in the first place shows the design fail of this style of camera. The past isn't always as great as old people remember it. Did Fuji just realize hands aren't rectangles?

I've just returned home from shooting 400 frames with an X100 (gripless). Not once did it slip, nor did I feel I needed one...

Forpetessake & Cane... What on earth are you talking about? Bad ergonomics? Makes me doubt that you've ever touched an x-series body.

The lightness of the camera allows you to hold it firmly just by gently squeezing your fingers on the body. YMMW if you're using it with a 55-200, in which case I'd reach for a grip.

Sorry mates - the X-series are ergonomical wonders. Essentially fatigue-free.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 21:01 UTC
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Northgrove: Beach 2014, here I come!

Pervert...

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 10:09 UTC
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