keeponkeepingon

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On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (384 comments in total)
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LiangMing: Guess what, to be competitive, Canon should make its full frame mirrorless with Sony made sensor. It makes good business sense, and it is quick to get back on the mirrorless game.

Did T3 really just quote an article about 2010-2013 sales? And why is that relevant????? Yeah I loved my NEX-3N too but sony's given up on the low end (3 or 4 years since a sub $750 ILC?) so it's not really relevant today......

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 13:32 UTC

Can the miops or edelkrone motion box do star tracking?

In theory it's possible with two, it's just questionable if there is enough of a market to spend the man hours writing it into the app.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 06:16 UTC as 1st comment
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D W V: (Not affiliated) Edelkrone is already shipping a product like this and crowdfunded sites are dubious at best: https://edelkrone.com/products/motion-box

They should mention competitors, otherwise this is just a press release.

The attraction of this and what may make some tempted to back the kickstarter is that you can get the miops at 1/2 the price of the edelkrone ($178 versus $359 for one).

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 06:13 UTC

Never heard of?

Announced in 2016, available since Jan 2017 this isn't exactly a new camera.

Even the author's heard of it :

" I can't help but feel I'd be okay with a more restrictive zoom range in front of a 1"-type sensor (along the lines of the Sealife DC2000, which I'm still hoping to test out in the future."

Carey Rose July 2017

I remember reading that, chuckling, and thinking "If only that guy worked for a camera review web site......

You have to wonder though: WHy all the love 18 months after the camera was released?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 15:15 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
On article Buying Guide: The best waterproof cameras (73 comments in total)
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NAwlins Contrarian: Unless you're a serious diver or something, just buy one and have fun! Several years ago I bought a new (but discontinued) Nikon Coopix S30 'semi-tough' / (not deep) underwater camera on a closeout on Amazon for under $100. We bring it to beaches, pools, etc., and it's fun to capture family memories in and under the water. Is it a great camera? NO! But we're glad to capture the memories and not worry about the camera in the process. And the results are much better than either the bottom-end SeaLife 35mm underwater camera I had years ago or my old Canon compact in the Aquapac bag.

Our S30 leaked and died after less than a year of light use. And honestly the IQ of that is no better (probably worse) than the latest waterproof smartphone.....

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 11:13 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best waterproof cameras (73 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: You left out an iphone in a bag.

After having two of these cameras die from.... water damage now I just throw my iphone in one of those waterproof pouches and hope for the best. So far it's never leaked.

Also I've seen some nice underwate pictures taken with a.... gopro. Why isn't it on the list?

"Unfortunately those waterproof pouches can also fail"

The nice thing about the pouches is you can actually see the water tricking into it and do something about it.

Plus my phones water proof and that's another thing that should be on the list. As this isn't a "dive camera" but a "water proof camera" reviews why aren't the latest waterproof smart phones on the list.

Seriously. For underwater use, I'm really interested as to how these dedicated cameras compare to a gopro, smart phone or sony RX0 etc and I would wager a lot of readers are too......

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 11:11 UTC
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virtualreality: For the last time...!
There is no FE-mount, it's E-mount.
Any E-mount lens works with Sony full-frame cameras.
This is an FE lens which means the image (circle) covers the full-frame sensor.

Isn't part of this whole FE not FE mount not mount issue sony's doing?

For nikon I have F mount and DX and FX lenses for crop and full frame.

For canon I have EF-S mount (APS-C only) and EF mount (APS-C and FF compatible).

For Sony I have the A mount and E mount and FE lenses for full frame BUT what is a Sony lens made for a crop sensor, that will work on a full frame camera in cropped mode called?

NOTHING

There is no DX or AF-S or anything that says, this is a lens designed to work on a cropped sensor.

Even with the model name there is nothing telling you it's a crop lens. It's only the omission of an F that gives a clue.

Take for example the 50mm F1.8 crop and full frame lenses. The full frame version is called SEL50F18F and the crop version is called SEL50F18 (no F).

Now that may be obvious to even the most casual fan-boy, but for the new user? Downright confusing.....

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 11:01 UTC
On article First pictures of rumored Samyang 24mm F2.8 AF lens (115 comments in total)
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neod: It would give you a DOF similar to an f/4 on an A6000. So the 35mm equiv focal length may be ideal, the aperture is not.

I'd rather they produce a 35mm f/2 FE lens or a 24mm f/2 APS-C lens.

I guess I just miss my Fuji X100!

neod you may want to check your math again......

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 16:00 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best waterproof cameras (73 comments in total)

You left out an iphone in a bag.

After having two of these cameras die from.... water damage now I just throw my iphone in one of those waterproof pouches and hope for the best. So far it's never leaked.

Also I've seen some nice underwate pictures taken with a.... gopro. Why isn't it on the list?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 14:42 UTC as 29th comment | 11 replies
On article First pictures of rumored Samyang 24mm F2.8 AF lens (115 comments in total)

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/samyang-af-24mm-f-2-8-fe-review-32367

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 14:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (236 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Only one (totally meh) picture shot at 9mm (24mm equivalent) and nothing shot faster than F/4.

Inquiring minds want to know: What's the performance like wide open????????

Is the RX series like my A6000 it that it refuses to use any aperture faster/wider than F4 unless you are in manual or aperture priority mode????

Gosh that feature drives me crazy on my A6000 when using the 50mm F1.8 and it's unfortunate if the practice carries over to the RX series which is more likely to be shot on "full auto".

I use auto mode when time is of the essense and I don't want to mess with settings for the perfect shot/exposure.

And when I use auto I expect the the camera to use the full capability of the camera/lens to get the best shot possible so YES it is surprising that sony engineers would limit an F1.8 lens to F4 in the various auto and program modes.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2018 at 09:07 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated (148 comments in total)

19 new pictures and STILL nothing shot at F2.8?

You added one picture at F3.5 so at least there's that......

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 14:43 UTC as 26th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI first impressions (261 comments in total)
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DenImage: The RX100 V hits f2.8 early in the focal range at around 30mm, so the slower starting aperture of the new RX100 VI is no big loss in comparison.

I'm definitely buying it 👍
Den

Exactly twomonger. Thanks for posting the link. The V is faster across it's entire range and way way faster on the wide end. Thanks again!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 07:49 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI first impressions (261 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: SONY CYBER-SHOT RX100 VI What You Need to Know Published: June 5 2018
https://www.dpreview.com/news/9058595737/sony-cyber-shot-rx100-vi-what-you-need-to-know?utm_source=self-desktop&utm_medium=marquee&utm_campaign=traffic_source

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 VI First Impressions Published June 7, 2018
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8956183476/sony-cyber-shot-rx100-vi-first-impressions

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: Video Overview Published June 6, 2018
https://www.dpreview.com/news/2726883612/sony-cyber-shot-rx100-vi-video-overview

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Sample Gallery June 6, 2018
https://www.dpreview.com/samples/5880027144/sony-cyber-shot-rx100-vi-sample-gallery

Sony announces Cyber-Shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom Published June 5, 2018
https://www.dpreview.com/news/1644577141/sony-announces-cyber-shot-rx100-vi-with-24-200mm-zoom

It's a really slow time with few new camera releases. Since there is not much going on I like having the coverage.

However it is interesting to compare dpreviews coverage with canon's first foray into the compact 1" camera market, the G9X. Arguably this was canon's most exciting pocket camera release since the S95/S100/S110 era. There was a LOT of interest in this camera but all we had from dpreview was.....

"Canon PowerShot G5 X and G9 X added to studio comparison, real-world G9 X"

"Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts"

"Canon's new G5 X, G9 X, and EOS M10: What you need to know"

But no review, no dedicated non-roundup coverage then inexplicably after being snubbed:

"Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X"

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 15:28 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI first impressions (261 comments in total)
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DenImage: The RX100 V hits f2.8 early in the focal range at around 30mm, so the slower starting aperture of the new RX100 VI is no big loss in comparison.

I'm definitely buying it 👍
Den

30mm out of 72? 1/2 way through the focal range? Or 30mm FF equivalent?

Looking at these samples the RX100 m6 hits F4 really early in the focal range so you are probably still ahead on the RX100 m6 (the shots at 15mm are already at F4 "wide open" according to the exif data).

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 15:19 UTC
On article PanoClip is a 360-degree smartphone lens (24 comments in total)

Neat.

At first I thought this was just a $50 fish eye lens (then you spin the camera for 360) but it's actually two lens, one for the front camera one for the back camera.

So $25 per lens does not sound so bad plus you are getting the software to combine the output from both cameras for free (I hope?).

Of course it will not work with any case on the phone which is the main reason I never use any of these add-on lenses. It'd be neat if one of these companies partnered with otterbox and made a rugged version compatible with a rugged case.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 09:56 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (236 comments in total)
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Reservoir_Dog: Nothing i cannot do with the V

lol. I had a similar thought but it was "nothing I can't do with my iphone". Except maybe the few low light/night time pictures but even those are not very inspiring......

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 09:42 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (236 comments in total)

Only one (totally meh) picture shot at 9mm (24mm equivalent) and nothing shot faster than F/4.

Inquiring minds want to know: What's the performance like wide open????????

Is the RX series like my A6000 it that it refuses to use any aperture faster/wider than F4 unless you are in manual or aperture priority mode????

Gosh that feature drives me crazy on my A6000 when using the 50mm F1.8 and it's unfortunate if the practice carries over to the RX series which is more likely to be shot on "full auto".

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 09:39 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: What you need to know (429 comments in total)
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happy guardian: The Mk VI is complementing the Mk V. It is not for sure not replacing it.

I can think of 368 good reasons to still buy the 1. I think if they put out an updated version 1 and kept the price sub-500 it would sell like hotcakes.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 07:45 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)

Fantastic but dissapointing:

Meh telephoto range. In good light I'm most likely to pull out a "real camera" for wide and zoomed in shots. With this camera I'll probably still resort to my iphone as it's not wide enough and not zoomy enough to bother.

Price: $1299????? Affirms that sony's solution to the smartphone is to leica up and make botique camera for rich dentists and lawyers.

While it's great that they are showing love and innovation to the high end they've completely abandoned the low end. It's been almost four years FOUR years since we've had the release of a mirrorless or RX camera under $750 (A5100 came out in sept 2014).

I'd love, and I think a lot of the forum members would agree, a RX100 version One Mark 2 with 4K video and other modern features for $500ish. I think even in the iphone age there's still room for a quality, compact, affordable-ish 1" camera.....

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 06:25 UTC as 39th comment
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