xPhoenix

xPhoenix

Joined on Nov 10, 2017

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Wow, that fox and eagle one is nuts! Might've went with a faster shutter speed, but the slower one gives a cool sense of motion. Nice work!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 20:49 UTC as 50th comment
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xPhoenix: This Sony appears to be the best MILC ever made. Top it off with the fact that Sony has all kinds of NATIVE glass (hello Nikon, where are you?). If you're a wildlife shooter, no problem. If you're a landscape shooter, no problem. And no funky adapter to use.

Also, like the D850, this is two cameras in one—a high res FF, and a very good resolution crop mode.

Canikon and all the others have a loooooong way to go if they're going to be competitive against this monster.

I don't know about Canon, but Nikon is seriously lacking lenses for their Z bodies, especially for wildlife and sports. There are no native long lenses, and none planned. For someone wanting to go mirrorless, this Sony has a lot to offer. Also, the Sony MILCs are better than both Nikon's and Canon's offerings.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 02:18 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV sample gallery (678 comments in total)
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borat21: when do we get the raws to see if it's really that bad of a jpeg engine, photographer's fault and/or lens issues that so many pictures do not demonstrate sharpness and focus but the opposite?

It's got to be due to poor jpegs. When the D850 first came out, I looked at all the examples and was not impressed at all. Once I got to play with the RAWs, I was very happy.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2019 at 19:15 UTC
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xPhoenix: Ouch! If Canon's numbers are down this much, imagine Nikon's! WOwza.

Nah, I'm guessing Nikon's numbers will be a lot worse.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2019 at 19:12 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV sample gallery (678 comments in total)
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xPhoenix: TBH, most of these test shots don't look all that sharp when viewed at 100%, especially the ones with people. Guess it could be the lens, jpegs or some other reason. I'd have to play around with the RAWs myself to make any judgment. Still, I have a feeling this is going to be THE MILC to beat.

It's probably the jpeg processing more than anything. I didn't realize these were SOOC jpegs. I can't really judge any camera by that. I'm sure the RAWs are very, very good.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2019 at 12:15 UTC

Ouch! If Canon's numbers are down this much, imagine Nikon's! WOwza.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2019 at 02:51 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7R IV sample gallery (678 comments in total)

Ah, so these are just OOC jpegs? That explains a lot. I'm betting the RAWs are much, much better.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 21:47 UTC as 81st comment
On article Sony a7R IV sample gallery (678 comments in total)

TBH, most of these test shots don't look all that sharp when viewed at 100%, especially the ones with people. Guess it could be the lens, jpegs or some other reason. I'd have to play around with the RAWs myself to make any judgment. Still, I have a feeling this is going to be THE MILC to beat.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 18:40 UTC as 91st comment | 5 replies
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Tongariro: If it had a 24Mp sensor I would buy it for the body improvements.

Yep, probably A7 IV. Between that and this A7R, Sony will have the two best MILCs available.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 12:08 UTC

This Sony appears to be the best MILC ever made. Top it off with the fact that Sony has all kinds of NATIVE glass (hello Nikon, where are you?). If you're a wildlife shooter, no problem. If you're a landscape shooter, no problem. And no funky adapter to use.

Also, like the D850, this is two cameras in one—a high res FF, and a very good resolution crop mode.

Canikon and all the others have a loooooong way to go if they're going to be competitive against this monster.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 12:03 UTC as 61st comment | 4 replies

LOL LOL LOL. Nikon might as well kiss their Z-bodies goodbye. They can't compete with the 3rd gen Sony. This 4th gen will be the Z killer. Actually, Canon's ML offering is not so hot, either. It's a good day for Sony. For the other guys....not so much.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 19:31 UTC as 186th comment | 23 replies
On article Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S sample gallery updated (137 comments in total)
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xPhoenix: TBH, the current Nikon pro lenses in F-mount are plenty sharp for me. Actually, even some of the non-pro ones are great on my D850. Chasing a little extra sharpness is not enough reason for me to "upgrade" to a Z body, especially when it lags behind Sony. I'd need a REALLY good reason to dump my F-mount glass, and I'm just not seeing any.

I'm glad it's working for you. TBH, from what I've seen people posting online, the output looks like any other modern-day camera. My current line of thinking is, if it ain't broke....

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 00:52 UTC
On article Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S sample gallery updated (137 comments in total)

TBH, the current Nikon pro lenses in F-mount are plenty sharp for me. Actually, even some of the non-pro ones are great on my D850. Chasing a little extra sharpness is not enough reason for me to "upgrade" to a Z body, especially when it lags behind Sony. I'd need a REALLY good reason to dump my F-mount glass, and I'm just not seeing any.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 15:50 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies

After the server-transfer debacle where the site was down for days, things seem to be working normally again for me. Thing is, I'm paying for it now, and I'm not really seeing any worthwhile changes for members.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 03:18 UTC as 35th comment
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xPhoenix: Not sure how this compares, but I just bought a Sony RX100 VI, and it's a phenomenal little camera. Pricey, but sharp and has 200mm reach.

Yeah, I had the really small Canon (G9?), and TBH, the lens was not very sharp. My RX100 VI is really good as far as sharpness goes, and 200mm in a pocket is nice.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2019 at 02:46 UTC

Not sure how this compares, but I just bought a Sony RX100 VI, and it's a phenomenal little camera. Pricey, but sharp and has 200mm reach.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2019 at 05:19 UTC as 47th comment | 9 replies

None.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2019 at 06:22 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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xPhoenix: Who cares. IG is garbage. Just like FB, just like Twitter, just like all the rest....

@Peter
Exactly

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 12:57 UTC
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xPhoenix: Who cares. IG is garbage. Just like FB, just like Twitter, just like all the rest....

Like I care.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 03:46 UTC
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xPhoenix: Who cares. IG is garbage. Just like FB, just like Twitter, just like all the rest....

People who use FB and IG are sheep, or I guess are just too oblivious to realize what shady companies they are. The "influencers" are really just sheep herders. BTW, FB isn't really a product. YOU are the product.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 02:19 UTC
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