Eleson

Lives in Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Works as a IT
Joined on Oct 13, 2003

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Sdaniella: .
wish i could take better advantage of SONY'S excellent EVF ...
it's diopter is too weak for my bad myopia
and i dislike wearing glasses when using any VF

ideally, mfrs should offer oem expanded diopter options, like some do for OVFs on dSLRs

i imagine there are also folks wishing their bad presbyopia make use of weak diopter EVFs less than optimal

i can remember, travelling to hawaii, where it is a cross-road destination for many from east asia visiting the "west" without needing to hop all the way over to "continental america" ... to enjoy deep blue ocean swimming/surfing paradise ... sports shops (like many in east asia apparently) include strong-diopter "swimming goggles" unseen in north america or even in uk/europe

it made underwater exploration so much more fun, without needing inconvenience of weak "plain" goggles or need for "contacts", or "eye surgery", or forgo with the visual activity altogether ...

ditto: photography cameras

Atleast you can use the LCD and still have access to the same functionality in the camera, including AF system.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:25 UTC
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zkz5: "Adds the function to transfer (FTP) protected files at once"

I wish more camera makers would add support for this to more (i.e. lower-end) cameras, though preferably with a file transfer standard from the current century rather than FTP.

Seriously, the same transfer method over an encrypted line?
In what way would that makes a huge difference?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:23 UTC
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chshooter: Is anyone surprised. Sony cameras always look great on paper but never live up to these promises in real life. The traditional and proven camera manufacturers still have the edge when it comes to reliability, durability and ergonomics. These aspects matter a lot more than specs

So all of the cameras under cover are Sonys?

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/remote-controlled-cameras-positioned-behind-the-goal-to-news-photo/525842472#remote-controlled-cameras-positioned-behind-the-goal-to-photograph-picture-id525842472

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:59 UTC
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KShape: Can the lens image stabilization work together with the Sony in-body stabilization?

But do they actually work together ?
Isn't either one or the other?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 11:14 UTC
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Old Cameras: Now let's see it hooked to the Sigma 2.8/200-500 mega-zoom! $25,999, free shipping!

I don't think you can hook up that Canon lens to the Sigma.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 11:01 UTC
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NOWHITELENS: Not too long ago I remember people claiming that mirrorless is small and light !?!?!?!

But now that is mostly claimed by DLSR mirror-flappers ,
and then they say "Look, the lenses aren't smaller!"

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 23:18 UTC

"No photo shoots" is far away from photography ban.
I think those who wrote the sign knew the difference.
Does the writer of this article know the difference?

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2017 at 16:49 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Stabilized primes is the way to go.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 22:57 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)
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Tony Northrup: Totally agree with all this. I've never been more stumped by two cameras. Both are awesome.

BUT the Sony's eye-detect AF is a game changer for portraits. Silent shooting with the viewfinder is a HUGE advantage for street photography, events, and weddings. And the EVF means I never have to chimp.

BUT the Nikon has a 600mm f4 for wildlife. And SO MANY excellent third-party lenses at 1/2 the price of similar Sony lenses. While you can technically adapt any lens to the Sony, over the years I've given up, because it's too flakey.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Adapting is a great choice for non moving subjects!
And that's about it.
Well, it may give a second life to old (MF?) lenses and for video use.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 12:00 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (483 comments in total)
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whawha: You might have forgotten to add “according to us” to the title...

I think you mean:
"Accordingly to me, you might have forgotten to add “according to us” to the title..."

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)
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WillieG: According to this review there is no clear winner between these two cameras. All the mirrorless fans keep saying: "Mirrorless is better.", "Mirrorless is the way of the future." But after more than 12 years of mirrorless cameras, the best thing you can say about them is that they're just as good as DSLR's. Well, I'm an old school photog who made the switch from film to digital. I did that because there were many obvious advantages. If camera manufacturers want me to switch to mirrorless they're going to have to give me some serious advantages to make it worth my while. I don't expect that to happen any time soon. Maybe in another 12 years?

Well, if you don't see the advantages there is no reason to switch.

But for some, having the same AF speed available when shooting using live view is a big plus.
Seeing what you take pictures of during nights is a big plus, if you set it up so.
Seeing how different setting affects the result in manual mode is a big plus, if you set it up so.
Totally silent shooting is appreciated by some.
Having the focus system on the sensor , giving no back/front focus issues seems to be appreciated as the MP count goes up.

Then again, no one forces you to put any value to any of these or other advantages.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)
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Matto715: No clear winner when it comes to "lenses"? Come on, give me a break! Nothing compares to Nikons huge choice of excellent lenses - not to speak of fantastic third party lenses for Nikons F-mount. For exactly this reason I bought the D850 and would never consider a Sony camera, sorry.

True that Nikon have produced more lenses over the years.
And have more lenses to offer now.
But for a long time very few primes were stabilized.
Older ones have mechanics for AF. making it unsuitable (noisy) for video.
They still have mechanics for Aperture, - Again video.

Sonys upside is an all electronic mount. Great for video and contrast based AF.
Sony cameras can mount more lenses than Nikon can through the adapters.
And all, even old ones, are stabilized to different extent.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 09:22 UTC
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robdestrube: One wonders if SHE had HIS permission to use HIS picture in her Instagram post

If she is suing for damages and any and all profits.
I'd say its commercial use...

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: The picture has zero originality and no creativity. Here in Europe it would never be protected by copyright.
And, as some have said before, this lawsuit is opportunistic.

Don't stop.
It's extremely funny to see someone tell with certainty how laws work in another country.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
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Michael Ma: It's obvious that Canon has not medaled in this race. Yet, the majority of professionals all over the world still shoot Canon. Quite an interesting phenomenon.

Could it be that the consumer's fascination with high megapixels, 4K, and per-pixel sharpness has very little to do with what makes a good photo? And that color and skin tones matters a lot more than people are willing to admit? Food for thought.

"Yet, the majority of professionals all over the world still shoot Canon."
The operative word here is 'still'.
And I'm not meaning that they will change anytime soon,
but that they have a history of using them,
and a set up based around a Canon body.

When they first chose Canon, it was (often) because of technical excellence.
The same should apply to anyone choosing a body today.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
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BillGarrett: Meh. The pixel-shift image only minimally sharper than the standard image. It's barely noticeable at 100% magnification. It would have no value in print unless you're doing an extreme crop.

You may be right that sharpness, clarity and contrast are not the right word.
But then again: "Like taking pictures thru a plastic bag" sounds less technical, albeit a correct description of the difference.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr360_0=pixel-shift&attr360_1=standard&normalization=full&widget=566&x=0.5707365104371801&y=0.30902033271719054

From there, zoom in the browser, and suddenly one roof have a structure and one doesn't .
Oh, and there seem to several adjacent windows in the background, not just one large.
More surprising, the tree between the towers to the left of the cut also looks sharper.
Then if the layman's call that contrast, resolution or something else, "frankly I don't give a damn".

But you are right in that the roof has to be still whilst the picture is taken.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
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BillGarrett: Meh. The pixel-shift image only minimally sharper than the standard image. It's barely noticeable at 100% magnification. It would have no value in print unless you're doing an extreme crop.

Check the crane around the cabin. It's like with or without Vaseline.

But it is true that it doesn't increase the resolution,
it increases contrast, sharpness and clarity.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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Ron Poelman: Life is movement.
Another bright shiny thing from a company that just don't listen.

Also,
Ppl have been screaming on Canon to produce a sensor with top notch DR.
Ppl have been screaming on Nikon for decent video and live view focusing.

I guess Polaroid is the only way forward.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 05:55 UTC
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)
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JonB1975: I can see no shot taken before a golfer strikes the ball... isn't that one of the major points of this article?

Here!
http://thesandtrap.com/uploads/static_huddler/e/ea/eaa46af9_12-17-20118-59-40PM.jpeg

Well, maybe not completely without bend...

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 18:47 UTC
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)
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zacharry: It's about time golfers fell in line with most other sports and trained themselves to be able to deal with noise. They never seem to get upset about a car horn tooting in the background, or birds chirping and squawking in the trees just as they are about to hit the ball, but the deafening sound of some camera shutters somehow gives them the right to direct abuse at people with cameras who are there supporting their fabulous lifestyle. (Rant, rant....)

Most other sports rely on adrenaline and (create) high pulse.
That is enhanced by a cheering audience.

I think golfers should be allowed the environment that they desire to perform at their best.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
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