ABDurbs

Lives in South Africa Durban, South Africa
Joined on Oct 13, 2011

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mosc: I think a slide for the A7, A7R, A7S introduction was a fairly weird exclusion to this history, compared to say the GF1?!? Sony making a FF system was pretty different and it was aimed at an entirely different end of the market. You could probably do a slide for every mirrorless system's introduction (Sony's NEX, Nikon 1, Fuji, even Pentax Q) but the Sony FF line was a pretty big deal to mirrorless.

The other one I think interesting historically is the K-01. It's relative failure was a major direction that mirrorless cameras could have gone in (rather than essentially moving to the day when F and EF are abandoned) that didn't really work.

And strangely the DPR home page has this to say regarding this Micro Four Thirds article: " We're now on the brink of full-frame mirrorless from at least one major player". Maybe I missed something between 2013 and now. Must have been a typo :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2018 at 15:30 UTC
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Arcimboldo: Well, to say that "Nikon will continue to lead imaging innovation" almost five years after Sony launched their 35 mm mirrorless system is somewhat impertinent.

Actually dccdp if you want to talk about being rude, Photo_AK called Arcimboldo "stupid" so I am not surprised he was a little put out. Either way rudeness achieves nothing and is not necessary. I happen to agree that Nikon's comment was impertinent, but that's marketing hype for you.
I look forward to Nikons FF mirrorless system for one reason only - Nikon is better represented in my country than Sony is, so if I am going to switch to FF mirrorless , then I will have another option.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 08:22 UTC
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)

Pretty awesome lens, but at $16 500 for an A9 + 400mm, not for us mere mortals.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2018 at 10:38 UTC as 4th comment
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Wu Jiaqiu: Norwegian Blue anyone?

Ha Ha Ha. Good one.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 12:33 UTC
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)

Not including one of Sony's A7 bodies in this roundup makes me wonder about these tests.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 07:43 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)
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ttran88: Sorry but I have to say Sony A6000 is the best mirrorless camera for both midrange and enthusiast .

d3xmeister, A6000 paired with "enthusiast" Zeiss 55mm, Zeiss 35mm, Zeiss 24-70, Zeiss 16-35, 70-200 OSS !!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 07:41 UTC
On article DPReview launches GearShop (304 comments in total)
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gnewsch: What's the deal with the US shipping only? You'd think that an e-commerce giant like Amazon would have the know-how to help set up an international shop from the start. That would have been vastly more interesting than this test run in a market that is already saturated with a lot of good online shopping camera stores.

Nothing to do with Amazon not wanting to or being able to ship internationally. It's about brand licensing in Foreign countries where Nikon, Canon, Sony etc have brand licenses in place.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 07:30 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1504 comments in total)
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ABDurbs: Sony RX1 with FF sensor and outstanding 35mm Zeiss lens in a body that fits in your pocket. That's innovation and for me the best camera this year.

Oh boy I wish I had never put my PERSONAL opinion to print. How do I remove my posting ??

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 08:40 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1504 comments in total)
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Nikguy: I can understand the two leading cameras excellant and state of the art. However as we all dream of a pocket camera that can statisfy 80% of the needs of a big camera heavy (I know the Oly is somewhat small) my vote is with my RX100 the fun begins with pocketabilty and great photos. There are no losers to me in the list but we keep trying to pit one system against another, That keeps them all making better equipment and WE enjoy the results. Isn't the free market great!

No photography DNA ??

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 08:18 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1504 comments in total)

Sony RX1 with FF sensor and outstanding 35mm Zeiss lens in a body that fits in your pocket. That's innovation and for me the best camera this year.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 07:40 UTC as 282nd comment | 6 replies
On article Gearing Up For An African Safari (84 comments in total)
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cary smith: Basically good advice.
But - D300 would be better for telephoto work than D700.
And, one, only one, body??? What if it fails? Happened to me on safari with D200, glad I also had a D40X.

cary

On drives in Sabi Sands Pvt Reserve, South Africa, I normally take 1 FF with 24-70 lens, 1 APS-C with my long lens, a Manfrotto monopod with qucik release brackets on the FF and long lens, and a small HD camcorder. As you probably know, sometimes room is limited on the safari vehicle, so you can't take a big bag or too much extra gear on the drive.

I must add here that there is nothing better than having a guide who is a photographer because they will always put you in the right place for the best shot possible. I once had a guide who was not a tog and it was a bit of a nightmare trying to get him to move the vehicle for the best shot.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 08:08 UTC
On article Gearing Up For An African Safari (84 comments in total)

A great article Dallas, and IMO spot on. The least equipment you can get away with is always best when travelling anywhere.

For me the biggest benefit when going on safari to a South African private reserve is you don't need a long, heavy lens to get the action - you could almost get away with a good P&S. That said, if you are spending the sort of money you will be then take a good DSLR body,3 good fast lenses, a good P&S and of course lots of data cards. I like that you took a separate camcorder Dallas.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 07:53 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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