N13L5

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On article Quick review: Nextbit Robin camera (44 comments in total)
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N13L5: Sounds fine for people who never leave their urban high speed internet area, who believe the internet will never be shut down for reasons of martial law or war or whatever.

I keep saying, the NSA should just offer cloud backup and they wouldn't have to go to so much trouble to get your data, you'd give it to them out of lazyness and airheadedness.

I carry a 40GB library on my cell phone, including tomes like "ditch medicine" and "a ship captain's guide to medicine when there's no doctor and no supplies" etc.

There is no better way to keep handy a lot of information than a cell phone. I don't know what you use yours for, but for me, its mainly a tiny computer and storage for data I may not be able to look up on Google some day soon, given the speed the warmongering Globalists are moving towards crisis.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 01:57 UTC
On article Quick review: Nextbit Robin camera (44 comments in total)

Sounds fine for people who never leave their urban high speed internet area, who believe the internet will never be shut down for reasons of martial law or war or whatever.

I keep saying, the NSA should just offer cloud backup and they wouldn't have to go to so much trouble to get your data, you'd give it to them out of lazyness and airheadedness.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 08:25 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (111 comments in total)
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N13L5: Previous model Z2 and Z3 phones already did not use glass.

Maybe the new plastic looks less convincingly like glass, but that's not new.

No, it wasn't a clone, I took it to Sony and I think they would have both told me and refused to repair it if that was the case...

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 03:59 UTC
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (522 comments in total)
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davelok: Any cheap, fun EF-mount lens you could recommend to try out on my NEX-6 using a Viltrox adapter?

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Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 06:16 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (111 comments in total)
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N13L5: Previous model Z2 and Z3 phones already did not use glass.

Maybe the new plastic looks less convincingly like glass, but that's not new.

Yes, they wrote the same thing about the Z2 and mine turned out to have a plastic back anyway, after I walked around with it for 6 months believing it was glass.

There is a distinct possibility, that they ship different versions to different regions. Some may have glass, others may have plastic / polycarbonate or whatever it is.

Certainly, glass could both be a good thing or a bad thing - less easy to scratch but could shatter.

I tend to put a protective foil on both sides and call it a day. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 06:04 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (111 comments in total)
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Vbx: "The main difference is that the back is now plastic instead of glass which means it doesn't quite have the same premium feel as before. On the upside, it's not constantly smeared with fingerprints and arguably less likely to shatter in a fall"

I thought the back was glass, as definitely is my E6653. Was the OP reviewing another model perhaps?

I thought for a long time that the back of my Z2 was real glass, because I read about it being glass. I only found out it wasn't glass after it came off from the internal battery swelling and pushing it out (after 6 months of ownership). As I went to remove the back panel completely, I found it was far more flexible than any real glass could possibly be.

If you really "know" that your back is glass, because you had it off at any point, it would point to the possibility of the Z line being equipped with different types of back panels, depending on what markets they are going to. (My Z2 was bought at the Hong Kong airport, for example)

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (111 comments in total)

Previous model Z2 and Z3 phones already did not use glass.

Maybe the new plastic looks less convincingly like glass, but that's not new.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (522 comments in total)
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User1192886920: I want to use the 7series with super telephoto lenses that do not have inbuilt stabilisation.
When using third party lenses does the sensor stabilisation still work? In other words does the 5 axis sendor stabilisation work independently of the lens?
Will the new 7II be the same?
Do any other dslrs with sensor stabilisation work with manual lenses?

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Mike

The games always start when an unholy alliance of bean counters and marketing types have taken over control from the engineers.

That's the point one wants to look for some company that hasn't reached that stage, but in an old market, there usually isn't one.

I got wishes for virtual lenses in my mind, sensors that use quantum mechanics to catch more light on a square millimeter than today's full frame sensors do. I want to stick the resulting camera to a pair of shades with a hud display. To take a picture, I want to just have to blink my left eye.

So, bean counters of this world, please go forth and do something more useful, like killing the corrupt world wide central banking cartel, eliminate the fraudulent fractional-reserve debt-money system or some other universally useful goal.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 13:44 UTC
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (522 comments in total)
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User1192886920: I want to use the 7series with super telephoto lenses that do not have inbuilt stabilisation.
When using third party lenses does the sensor stabilisation still work? In other words does the 5 axis sendor stabilisation work independently of the lens?
Will the new 7II be the same?
Do any other dslrs with sensor stabilisation work with manual lenses?

Thanks

Mike

ebay is something of an equalizer for switching - at least you can get like two thirds of your money back. Sometimes even three quarters...

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 03:52 UTC
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (522 comments in total)
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User1192886920: I want to use the 7series with super telephoto lenses that do not have inbuilt stabilisation.
When using third party lenses does the sensor stabilisation still work? In other words does the 5 axis sendor stabilisation work independently of the lens?
Will the new 7II be the same?
Do any other dslrs with sensor stabilisation work with manual lenses?

Thanks

Mike

You're right about open lens standards, that would rule.
But not so much in the interest of Manufacturers:
- Lenses are part of the lock-in, so you don't just buy whatever camera has the best specs that year.
- if you do switch for any reason, it becomes real profitable for the lucky company you picked.
- It would require some large economic block making a law, like they did with USB chargers in the EU.
- Another thing manufacturers won't like about standard lenses is the fact, that there would be very strong competition for every possible type of lens. Prices would drop, even on high quality lenses. That could actually be enough to force a shake-out among manufacturers, that risk already exists as it is.

So the further question is, if this would be a long term benefit to camera users or just a short term benefit, soon leading to less variety and less innovation overall.

I have no crystal ball for that, but the thought makes me not mind so much putting up with the status quo.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 03:49 UTC
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (522 comments in total)

No matter what article I read on the A7 series, great sensor, great form factor, but an infinite number of potholes in UI, processing, AF etc.

I find that is all unacceptable for the price. You're basically buying an awesome sensor tied with rope to a leaky raft.

Just the fact that a 2 year old a6000 still trounces the A7 II and A7S II, less so the A7R II in a score of useful features including a snappy AF capable of reliably tracking moving objects should tell you there's something gone wrong.

A7S II: Awesome low light capable full frame camera built with video in mind, but can't track anything in any light.

A7 II: Full Frame camera with worse low light capability than an ancient Nex 5n.

Well, maybe the A7 mark 3 versions will get decent AF and reach up to the quality of life features and other amenities of an RX100 IV.

I would like to buy one now, but I don't want to buy a $3k camera multiple times till Sony gets it right.
Hopefully won't have to wait till mk IV..

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:07 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (522 comments in total)
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User1192886920: I want to use the 7series with super telephoto lenses that do not have inbuilt stabilisation.
When using third party lenses does the sensor stabilisation still work? In other words does the 5 axis sendor stabilisation work independently of the lens?
Will the new 7II be the same?
Do any other dslrs with sensor stabilisation work with manual lenses?

Thanks

Mike

No, the camera stabilizes any lens...

The lens doesn't need to take any part in the IBIS stabilization.

A lens that does sport some kind of stabilization can be integrated into the camera's IBIS but its not required.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 03:54 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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AB8ND: Apparently one can not vote if using an iMac. Vote button stays grayed out

They just don't want Apple users to muck up the votes. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 05:13 UTC
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