Mark K

Mark K

Lives in China Hong Kong, China
Joined on Aug 23, 2001

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (412 comments in total)
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Amnon Duvdevany: A high-end Full-Frame body needs a reasonable line of lenses, especially the basics ones. Otherwise, it will be a waste (especially when there are alternatives).
It is also true regarding trying to attract past Minolta users - even if they kept some lenses, many of them are no longer up-to-date or even work properly.
Now its about time to have the "bread and butter" zoom lens of 24-105 back.
Without having this essential lens, selling the new camera will be almost like selling a new car with no rims and tires.
Maybe it is unreasonable to expect that Sony will invest in a full line of lenses for the A-mount, but the 24-105 is a must, and was forgotten after the Minolta (and K-M) days.
Sony, please, bring the 24-105 back.

Yes I do have after thorough home work. It is a nice lens with good build quality. However images quality are not as stunning as the DC 18-35f1.8 or Nikon 24-70f2.8.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (412 comments in total)
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Amnon Duvdevany: A high-end Full-Frame body needs a reasonable line of lenses, especially the basics ones. Otherwise, it will be a waste (especially when there are alternatives).
It is also true regarding trying to attract past Minolta users - even if they kept some lenses, many of them are no longer up-to-date or even work properly.
Now its about time to have the "bread and butter" zoom lens of 24-105 back.
Without having this essential lens, selling the new camera will be almost like selling a new car with no rims and tires.
Maybe it is unreasonable to expect that Sony will invest in a full line of lenses for the A-mount, but the 24-105 is a must, and was forgotten after the Minolta (and K-M) days.
Sony, please, bring the 24-105 back.

Well having three versions of 24-105 lenses, I doubt their existence as essential lenses. IMHO, these three f2.8 lenses are undoubtedly those basic lenses we should start from.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (412 comments in total)
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Rhawi Dantas: I have hope of Sony releasing an A99-like but more "modular" camera where adapters, LA-E4 for example, could be removed allowing FE-mount lenses to be used.

Interchangeable mounts in an ILCE.

My comparison with 5D3 or D810 maybe unfair...but low light AF speed gas room for improvement

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (412 comments in total)
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King of Song: Probably superior to the new Canon 5D mk IV in every way, but might not even have 5% of the marketplace success? Sony is striving for greatness, Canon is half asleep.

Too bad Sony didn't go that one step further and get rid of the redundant mirror, and score that knockout homerun against the 2 sleeping giants.

Yes. My 5D3 is better built mechanically

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:15 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (412 comments in total)
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Rhawi Dantas: I have hope of Sony releasing an A99-like but more "modular" camera where adapters, LA-E4 for example, could be removed allowing FE-mount lenses to be used.

Interchangeable mounts in an ILCE.

Using the combo...a lot inconsistent i~ AF, and very frustrating

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:14 UTC
On article LG V20 comes with dual-cam and stereo sound recording (28 comments in total)

I am using my 2nd LG V10 and I am very happy to see an upgrade. Coming from Galaxy Note 3, V10 offers much better image quality and with its internal 4Gb RAM, 2K monitor, 64Gb storage, a great user experience. Audio quality is better than any other flagship smartphone, but still miles behind a dedicated DAP. Can't speak too much the usefulness of replaceable battery and expandable memory for multimedia user like me who hikes a lot.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 13:18 UTC as 2nd comment

The only thing for a serious shooter to buy an XT2 from another system will be its continuous shooting capability in wildlife/sport. That brings us to its buffer size, tracking AF system and ...of course availability of decent telephoto lenses above 400mm.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 7th comment
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alcaher: Can you AF using the sigma with the TC 1.4 and shooting at 600mm? At 600mm the sigma is f6.3 so with a TC it goes beyond F8 (around f8.9) just wondering

Yes, it can. Only too late I found the the exposure not being accurate. Despite the fact tc1401 is the sharpest TC around, the combo isn't that great optically.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (96 comments in total)

I doubt local Nikon will replace all my Nikon batteries...a lot bought before D500

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 04:43 UTC as 19th comment
On article Two in one: LG G5 camera review (83 comments in total)

G5 might be the most ambitious product ever made by LG. Combination of good camera, great sound, fast processor, etc is good, only if these features come in one piece, instead of modules.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 36th comment

Bought a D810 coz thinking D500's price was rather ridiculously high and bought my D500 yesterday with the same price I paid for my D810. My bet was paid off.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 07:39 UTC as 57th comment

I have repeated failed AFS focusing in my Nikon 28-70f2.8 and Sony Zeiss 24f2.0

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 22:27 UTC as 8th comment
On article Meizu reveals PRO 6 with 21MP camera and 10-LED flash (22 comments in total)
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electrophoto: Any info whether the storage can be expanded with microSD or not?

There is one variant which supports dual sim card and the 2nd sim card can be used a s microSD slot

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 05:49 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.

They all captured superb images.

I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.

All three suffered issues due to this.

The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.

I am now trying Pentax.

If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.

Maybe I should.
I moved on to A6K as my main backup camera to A7rII/and main camera for hiking. 5t/5r's low light focusing ability is not that great. Improvement is seen with A6K but still miles behind from dSLR. This is very frustrating in underwater shooting coz while your camera struggles for focusing, the very short window to shoot what you want too bebecomes even shorter.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 15:25 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.

They all captured superb images.

I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.

All three suffered issues due to this.

The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.

I am now trying Pentax.

If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.

Have to check it out. In fact I found a similar claim from Matt Granger, a Nikon photographer trying out A7rII in safari.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 15:22 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.

They all captured superb images.

I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.

All three suffered issues due to this.

The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.

I am now trying Pentax.

If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.

Yes I did. My backup camera to 5r is the 5T (back experience of flooding my 5n underwater) and my 5t frequently has this "card no found" error. From the internet I know it must be the card reading pin's fault. Other than that these little cameras are just fine, as fine as my other cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 10:57 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.

They all captured superb images.

I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.

All three suffered issues due to this.

The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.

I am now trying Pentax.

If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.

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Not exactly. Nex cameras to me are made by Sony as more toy like than conventional dSLRS are and I am always worrying about their build quality especially in adverse weather conditions and that's why I bought so many....in case one fails me I can use another. I reality their exceptional light weight (in terms of multiple bodies and lenses in one go) always attract me first when I go out for a shooting.... and I think I have been lucky not to have too many quality issues from Nex so far.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 06:08 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.

They all captured superb images.

I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.

All three suffered issues due to this.

The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.

I am now trying Pentax.

If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.

I have Nex5, 5nx2, 5r, 5t 6, 3n. All have been used extensively by me up to the mountains, down to the sea. All were brutally abused with scratches here and there and even the newer A6000 cannot escape its destiny. I fell with the camera and the 10-18 lens once and brought a6000 to the coldest stormy hike I ever had. Guess what all cameras and lenses work like a charm.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.

They all captured superb images.

I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.

All three suffered issues due to this.

The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.

I am now trying Pentax.

If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.

I on the contrary have so many Nex cameras....which I find various problems. However, I believe Sony has been doing a lot in improving their qualities and A6300 is what we see after year's of effort by Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 12:09 UTC
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