PhotoKaz

PhotoKaz

Lives in Canada Canada
Has a website at http://photokaz.com
Joined on Jun 7, 2012

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They should have called it Lightroom Elements, so many missing features. Also, why did they change the keyboard shortcuts? Z to "pick", gah!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 199th comment
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Androole: While personally I don’t find DSLRs particularly enjoyable to use, there’s no denying that this is an incredibly impressive camera. The absence of a true electronic shutter seems to be its only major weakness.

If was shooting for pay instead of fun, this is what I would get.

@osv,

Actually, a dslr in liveview mode is very similar to a mirrorless cam. That is exactly what a mirrorless cam is.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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Androole: While personally I don’t find DSLRs particularly enjoyable to use, there’s no denying that this is an incredibly impressive camera. The absence of a true electronic shutter seems to be its only major weakness.

If was shooting for pay instead of fun, this is what I would get.

@phips243 Yes, there is a technical reason the electronic shutter doesn't work in mirror mode, the mirror is in the way :)
So if you have to move the mirror, it's no longer silent.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
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PhotoKaz: So many comments about Sony coming out with better bodies. Who cares. Pros (or enthusiasts) don't switch brands because another company came out a better model. Sony has crap service and support, plus gaping holes in their lens lineup. They can release an a7R3 with a 100mp sensor and I wouldn't switch, and I know plenty of pros who would not switch either.

samhain, you are smoking dope. I can use Otus or Art lenses in my native mount, both are much better than the Sony equivalents. Stabilization is awesome, agreed. But VR lenses are great on Nikon, for lenses that have it.
Single card, crap battery life, poor lens selection, poor support. Sony isn't there yet.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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PhotoKaz: So many comments about Sony coming out with better bodies. Who cares. Pros (or enthusiasts) don't switch brands because another company came out a better model. Sony has crap service and support, plus gaping holes in their lens lineup. They can release an a7R3 with a 100mp sensor and I wouldn't switch, and I know plenty of pros who would not switch either.

samhain, I keep hearing that every time Sony releases a cam. Pros are not switching away from their Canon and Nikon gear to buy the A9. That camera has good specs, but there is FAR more to a camera system than the technical specs of the body. Sony has a long way to go.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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Nikonandmore: :
I am VERY happy to see Nikon finally come out with a new product worth their name, know-how and reputation.. none of that 100th Anniversary Products crap please! This is like a smaller D5 with higher resolution and much lower price and compact design.. a great camera, awesome features and a major step forward for Nikon.. it's about time!

NOW A REALITY CHECK:
When Sony releases an updated a7RIII and later on an a9II, it will eat this thing for breakfast, burp it for lunch and s..t it for dinner!

Sony needs lenses and support. Until they have both no pro is going to seriously consider them. I'm an enthusiast, and will likely upgrade my D810 to the D850 but I'm not even considering Sony. Switching would be very expensive and woudl not yield better IQ. Also, I could not replace my lens set with Sony equivalents.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
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justmeMN: There goes Sony's fantasy of being #2 in FF camera market share. Sony will remain stuck at #3 for the foreseeable future.

Update to the A9 or A7R2 in the next few months? You are in dreamland. Mid 2018 at the earliest.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
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Mirrorlessy19: A99mk2 can shoot 12fps without grip, it is 70% 5fps faster than D850 (7fps)
D850 need to pay extra US$500 to get the grip & special battery in order to get 2 more fps (9fps).
A99mk2 also build in 5-axis IBIS, EYE AF, Slog2/Slog3 and 399 OSPDAF.
The D850 still remain using slow slow CDAF in both video and liveview.
(D850 AF points only cover around 20% of the frame)
Not to mention, A99II also have quieter shutter, 12fps without grip and focus a mile faster in liveview mode.

Who cares, no good tele lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:28 UTC
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skylon: So, with Wi-Fi, I can take a picture and after a couple of taps on the screen/buttons, in 20 seconds I can see it on the internet? Yes or no?
If yes, fantastic---a $3,000+ camera has caught up with my $250 phone. If NOT, it's pathetic. (Just referring to this one feature.)

Yes, in theory. You can transfer images via wifi (clunky) or bluetooth (snapbridge). Neither work great.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
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Androole: While personally I don’t find DSLRs particularly enjoyable to use, there’s no denying that this is an incredibly impressive camera. The absence of a true electronic shutter seems to be its only major weakness.

If was shooting for pay instead of fun, this is what I would get.

What do you mean a true electronic shutter? It has silent mode in LV, similar to a mirrorless cam.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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PhotoKaz: So many comments about Sony coming out with better bodies. Who cares. Pros (or enthusiasts) don't switch brands because another company came out a better model. Sony has crap service and support, plus gaping holes in their lens lineup. They can release an a7R3 with a 100mp sensor and I wouldn't switch, and I know plenty of pros who would not switch either.

At least you have a full lens lineup with Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:24 UTC

So many comments about Sony coming out with better bodies. Who cares. Pros (or enthusiasts) don't switch brands because another company came out a better model. Sony has crap service and support, plus gaping holes in their lens lineup. They can release an a7R3 with a 100mp sensor and I wouldn't switch, and I know plenty of pros who would not switch either.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 77th comment | 24 replies
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Elite83: Wanted something like this for better timeline editing since... FOREVER. Too bad it costs an arm and a leg.

You are comparing a 12" device to a 27" device. That is where the price difference comes from.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: I like this concept, but it's way too expensive. A 2k resolution touch screen at 27" shouldn't cost any more than $900. And I'm a little disappointed that it's only 2k resolution. If this is supposed to target photographers, artists, and graphic designers, then there's no reason it shouldn't be at least 4k. I would actually prefer a more expensive 8k option similar to Dell's new Ultra-Sharp 8K 32" monitor; most pro-level DSLRs already shoot at or above 8K anyhow.

How much do you think an 8K touch screen would cost if the monitor only is $5k? You seem price sensitive, so doesn't look like a $7,000 monitor would be what you really want.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
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Irata: Anyone know anything about their terms & conditions with regards to copyright? So many rights-grabbing sites & photo competitions out there these days it's unreal.
I couldn't find anything on the Pixbuf website, though surely T&C must exist somewhere.

Apparently they are working on it but it will be pro photographer (as in friendly terms).

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
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Irata: Anyone know anything about their terms & conditions with regards to copyright? So many rights-grabbing sites & photo competitions out there these days it's unreal.
I couldn't find anything on the Pixbuf website, though surely T&C must exist somewhere.

I couldn't find it either. I'll send a support request asking them what the deal is.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 16:18 UTC

I tested it last night, trying to submit to all of the listed social sites. It didn't post to any of them, so there are definitely bugs to work out.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 16:18 UTC as 3rd comment
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