shaolin95

shaolin95

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Mr Pompey: The Nikon is 2/3 lighter than the tamron and is also slightly shorter. The weight may make a difference

Yeah so barely any difference. If someone really has an issue because of measly 100g extra then they have a WAY more serious issue than thinking about lenses lol

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 03:31 UTC
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Ran Plett: So it looks identical to the 16mm from Canon. Too bad because I think everyone wants to get just a little wider than 16mm.

Everyone? Please post that poll you did for everyone...I think you missed me btw...

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 03:30 UTC
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straylightrun: These should be free for those who have bought the flagship models. Seems strange after spending $3200 you need to spend $10 for another app along with the essential time lapse app which is also another $10.

I will NEVER understand such attitudes but so its human behavior!
Really, this is OPTIONAL you DONT Have to pay $9 if you dont want to...which if funny to complain about $9 when we spend so much on cameras and lenses so like someone said, maybe you need to change your hobby.

As I always say...when you bought the camera you knew EXACTLY what it came with since we have this awesome thing called internet so at the time of purchase you paid for what you knew you were getting and you accepted the deal by buying it so now to complain that this extra apps were not included is quite silly. Nobody forced you to buy the camera, you evaluated it and liked what it had at the time then bought it. Simple as that. If you thought it was missing things then why didnt you buy something else?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 02:25 UTC
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Don Diafragma: With other camera manufacturers you get these kind of updates for free in a firmware upgrade.

Oh no sorry....this is called an 'App', so they can charge you for the upgrade.

As basically this is nothing more then a single (paid) feature firmware upgrade as you still need to install this onto your camera and there is no open SDK for 3rd party developers available either.

Smart marketing move by Sony to call a paid single feature update that installs like a firmware an 'App'.

BS..
When I bought my A7ii I knew exactly what it had and decided it was a good fit to my needs for the money. I didnt buy with a wishlist for the future like hoping it will become a drone with a firmware..no, I read reviews, manual etc and when I was sure it had all I wanted, I bought it.
To have options like this add more functionality without having to upgrade is just the icing on the cake for me.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
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Adrian Harris: Sadly I can state that Sony's marketing philosophy drove ma - a previously loyal - away 2 years ago, but am now a really happy m4/3 user.

Care to make even less sense with that "statement"?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
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simmybear31: If you're running Windows 10 and use Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Opera DON'T bother you can't download the apps from Playmemories even if you are prepared to pay because the download software just goes through a constant loop of installing then telling you its not installed on your PC. Common problem on the Sony Network Community Forum apparently.

I have Windows 10 and juts used Explorer...simple and works.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 02:21 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: And that, kids, is what you can do for free by just making your own HDR in LR or any other software you probably already own. Plus, you have full control over it.

Guess you missed the idea but thanks for playing...move on.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
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robbinsbox: why so many whingers. If u want it get it, dont get it. If u thk it should have been included in the cam fair enough, just dont buy into the system.
looking forward to see how it compares to a grad filter. (or should they have included that with the camera)

Indeed. When they bought the camera they knew EXACTLY what came with it and if they bought it then it means they accepted the product for the money so whining now because we get this OPTIONAL , yes OPTIONAL features its just childish. I am with you guys.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 02:19 UTC
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Christian Unger: So basically this is an app that mimics gradient filters - by using different exposures just like HDR does.
But without the benefit of actually using a filter and without the benefit of real HDR (which the cameras can already do btw). And it costs 10$.

Kudos to Sony if they can actually con anyone into buying this nonsense instead of using the already existing (and much better) features of their cameras - or doing it properly in PP.

"Benefits of using a filter" ? LOL Like having to fiddle with filters, any IQ degradation involved when adding extra glass to your lens unless you pay good $$$ for a very good quality filter which I doubt you will since you are complaining about a measly $9 lol
Some people here seem to wake up with the only mission of finding something to whine about.
Just because YOU may not find a use for it does not mean its stupid or useless. There are TONS of things in Photography I have no use for but I am not egocentric enough to think that nobody else will have a use for them either ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 02:17 UTC
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MarshallG: As soon as you jump from smartphone to any digital camera, you instantly lose all of the connectivity and ease of use of the smartphone. DxO is trying to solve this, albeit at a price that's going to be difficult to swallow.

Really? All it takes is me to look at the picture I like in my camera, bump my phone on its side (NFC) and boom..its on its way up...not so hard but if one rather upload crappy phone pictures then there will always be an excuse ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (190 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: If cam makers got really serious and put in dslr sized sensors, raw and other dslr options into these cameras then who then needs a DSLR? Some are at 7 fps now. That's almost my 7D! 24 to 2000 mm's without swapping glass? Amazing stuff and it's only going to get better.

So what? That is funny...
In other words you have NO idea what I just explained..so go read and learn THEN you will get that is not so easy as you think..otherwise we would have it already. You are not THAT smart that they couldnt figure out it would be great to have bigger sensors without you pointing it out.... ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (190 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: If cam makers got really serious and put in dslr sized sensors, raw and other dslr options into these cameras then who then needs a DSLR? Some are at 7 fps now. That's almost my 7D! 24 to 2000 mm's without swapping glass? Amazing stuff and it's only going to get better.

That is not the point. You are only getting a 1200 or 2000mm (35mm equivalent range) because of the tiny sensors having a huge crop factor of around 5.62
Not saying that eventually technology will change this completely but for the time being this is not going to happen.
Its like when you have a 100mm Lens on a Full Frame camera...you get 100mm. But that same lens on a smaller APS-C sensor with crop factor 1.5 then becomes a 200mm in equivalent range.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 04:43 UTC
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (190 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: If cam makers got really serious and put in dslr sized sensors, raw and other dslr options into these cameras then who then needs a DSLR? Some are at 7 fps now. That's almost my 7D! 24 to 2000 mm's without swapping glass? Amazing stuff and it's only going to get better.

How do you expect this to happen? How do you think they can just put a much larger sensor and give you a 2000mm reach in that package?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 04:10 UTC
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (850 comments in total)
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Gs05: I agree with one of the comments that cameras these days are all amazing in terms of quality, performance that we are just splitting hairs!

I think the review was too focused on image quality comparison at crazy ISO ranges and the bulk of the camera, which to anyone who does a blind test realizes the a7ii is much smaller and lighter than any other Full Frame camera.

What the review looked over entirely (or didnt stress enough) was the huge amount of compatiability this camera has with legacy lenses. Add in IBIS and suddenly all those MF lenses has OSS!
Also, it never mentions any of the app driven aspects, where you can do some neat post processing, upload to social media automatically and best yet, use your phone as a viewfinder when trying to take shots of groups or even when putting the camera on crazy ledges in nature.

On the flip side, the bad battery life was never mentioned? It sux! did they actually use the camera? I have nikon and this...nikon collects dust!

Well, what did you expect from DPReview doing a Sony product? It has been like this forever so I dont even bother to read anything but the summary to see if they have changed. Then I go back and enjoy this BEAST of a Camera shooting with FD lenses at insanely low shutter speeds. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 13:49 UTC
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Robgo2: Since upgrading from DxO 9 Elite to DxO 10 Elite costs only $69, I felt that I didn't have much to lose and went for it. Right off the bat, I can see that tonal adjustments are improved with white and black points being more stable, i.e. they are less likely to shift with other tone adjustments. Highlight recovery seems better as well. Overall, I like the new version and think that it should serve most users well.

However, in head to head tests with Photo Ninja, PN is the clear winner, and that even includes Noise Ninja vs. Prime NR in super high ISO shots. Prime is hugely overrated (and overhyped), IMO. It may remove noise, but it does so at the cost of smearing detail and producing blotchiness. Neither program offers local adjustments. For that I use Perfect Photo Suite and get better results than are possible with raw convertors such as LR and C1. Sure, it means working on a converted file, but that's hardly a tragedy.

You inflamed? Not really...just saw the notification and decided to make you feel important by posting again since I feel this is as good as it gets for you.
You are welcome!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
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Robgo2: Since upgrading from DxO 9 Elite to DxO 10 Elite costs only $69, I felt that I didn't have much to lose and went for it. Right off the bat, I can see that tonal adjustments are improved with white and black points being more stable, i.e. they are less likely to shift with other tone adjustments. Highlight recovery seems better as well. Overall, I like the new version and think that it should serve most users well.

However, in head to head tests with Photo Ninja, PN is the clear winner, and that even includes Noise Ninja vs. Prime NR in super high ISO shots. Prime is hugely overrated (and overhyped), IMO. It may remove noise, but it does so at the cost of smearing detail and producing blotchiness. Neither program offers local adjustments. For that I use Perfect Photo Suite and get better results than are possible with raw convertors such as LR and C1. Sure, it means working on a converted file, but that's hardly a tragedy.

Oh Robgo2 you are funny indeed. Whatever mate..go on loving your Ninja and putting down anything that comes up about DXO, its your time, waste it as you wish. ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 04:37 UTC
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Robgo2: Since upgrading from DxO 9 Elite to DxO 10 Elite costs only $69, I felt that I didn't have much to lose and went for it. Right off the bat, I can see that tonal adjustments are improved with white and black points being more stable, i.e. they are less likely to shift with other tone adjustments. Highlight recovery seems better as well. Overall, I like the new version and think that it should serve most users well.

However, in head to head tests with Photo Ninja, PN is the clear winner, and that even includes Noise Ninja vs. Prime NR in super high ISO shots. Prime is hugely overrated (and overhyped), IMO. It may remove noise, but it does so at the cost of smearing detail and producing blotchiness. Neither program offers local adjustments. For that I use Perfect Photo Suite and get better results than are possible with raw convertors such as LR and C1. Sure, it means working on a converted file, but that's hardly a tragedy.

If that is what you call positive then I wouldnt like to see a negative review from you. So you are the volunteer PR for Photo Ninja..thats cool. Ninja has been around for a while now so I dont think they need so much help which in turn ends up looking greatly suspicious.
I think all these products are well known to anyone into photographer in any case.
I dont need to chill out, I am not the one posting on most of the Ninja threads raving about it like it was the best of the best. Nor I am the one looking for DXO threads to take a stab at it cleverly disguised under some fake positive comments.
You have been called out before and I thought it was just people being rude but now I see you really deserved to be called out about it.
So yeah, go on, keep searching for DXO and Ninja threads and continue with your campaign, I think everyone knows about you by now so you wont accomplish much.
Regards

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 21:35 UTC
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Robgo2: Since upgrading from DxO 9 Elite to DxO 10 Elite costs only $69, I felt that I didn't have much to lose and went for it. Right off the bat, I can see that tonal adjustments are improved with white and black points being more stable, i.e. they are less likely to shift with other tone adjustments. Highlight recovery seems better as well. Overall, I like the new version and think that it should serve most users well.

However, in head to head tests with Photo Ninja, PN is the clear winner, and that even includes Noise Ninja vs. Prime NR in super high ISO shots. Prime is hugely overrated (and overhyped), IMO. It may remove noise, but it does so at the cost of smearing detail and producing blotchiness. Neither program offers local adjustments. For that I use Perfect Photo Suite and get better results than are possible with raw convertors such as LR and C1. Sure, it means working on a converted file, but that's hardly a tragedy.

I actually said that on my very first post and PN in contrast either does not clean nearly as well or replaces detail with fake film like noise which you seem to like a lot but to me is just a horrible trade off.
Honestly I have never seen someone so defensive about a product. Any time PN comes up in the Retouching forum your name will be the first to come up to defend it like it was your own child. Do a search yourself and you will see I speak truth.
In fact when I saw this post I knew for sure it was the same person from the Retouching forum and I confirmed it right away.

Chill out man...for you it might be the Holy grail but others will surely disagree, including myself.
If it works great for you then awesome but your campaign of putting down DXO and glorify Ninja is getting old and boring..may want to give it a rest.
Regards

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 16:31 UTC
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Vasiliy Ivanov: Still no Fuji, this is not acceptable, bad soft.

Blame Fuji...there is a reason that only THEY are the problem while all others are fine

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
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Robgo2: Since upgrading from DxO 9 Elite to DxO 10 Elite costs only $69, I felt that I didn't have much to lose and went for it. Right off the bat, I can see that tonal adjustments are improved with white and black points being more stable, i.e. they are less likely to shift with other tone adjustments. Highlight recovery seems better as well. Overall, I like the new version and think that it should serve most users well.

However, in head to head tests with Photo Ninja, PN is the clear winner, and that even includes Noise Ninja vs. Prime NR in super high ISO shots. Prime is hugely overrated (and overhyped), IMO. It may remove noise, but it does so at the cost of smearing detail and producing blotchiness. Neither program offers local adjustments. For that I use Perfect Photo Suite and get better results than are possible with raw convertors such as LR and C1. Sure, it means working on a converted file, but that's hardly a tragedy.

Indeed it is based on one's skill in using it..on that I agree. And in fact I will take Topaz or Nik over PN for noise removal as well but I guess we will agree to disagree.
regards

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
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