kevin_r

kevin_r

Lives in South Africa South Africa, South Africa
Joined on Sep 9, 2008
About me:

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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Finally, the Mini makes some serious sense as a desktop computer. Or as a portable.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 16:11 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

I See ASUS already SELLS a 24inch WUXGA with 100% colour gamut coverage. For $200. Seems like HP is very late to the party - 2021.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 05:20 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2234 comments in total)
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Photodog2: Gear fetishists versus parents with kids running around and post Covid travelers. This camera is for the latter segments. Its competition is not DSLR-replacement MILCs but smartphones.

@probert500
No, the mad high price was $498 after the split. Him want some more madness, me thinks.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 18:50 UTC

My simple take on it - a camera you can make and receive phone calls from and instantly post your photos to the web. Anything less would be obnoxious.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2020 at 05:57 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Daft Punk: Whatever it is, I have little doubt that a feature of the camera that will be essential for me, is going to be somewhere in page 9, subsection 4, sub-sub-section 6 of the menus.

Cos' its a Sony.

@Daft Punk - Maybe it's a good time to get rid of your Sony stuff then and move to canon??? Far better ergonomics and you'll love their menu system.
Plus you'll enjoy the benefits of super low light AF and fantastic built-in stabilization. There's really no reason to make yourself miserable every time you pick up your very expensive camera. Just sell Sony and buy Canon, problem solved. This goes for all the others who up-voted your remark.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2020 at 05:55 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV) (204 comments in total)

Beautiful photos! Well done!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 18:40 UTC as 41st comment
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: Why are the Sony folks afraid of comparing the A7SIII against the Panasonic S1H?

Why are the Youtubers mostly avoiding that comparison? What are they afraid of?

They probably did that and could not come to make the time to produce a video of it since the market is not there.
Perhaps YOU should make a video yourself - just buy the cameras or maybe rent them and show it to all others who think like yourself. There, pacified, now?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:44 UTC
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
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Cian3307: I asked this same question about similar claims in the Canon R5 forum, can one of the 9 people who claim to have already 'had it', please reply and explain how you came to have a Sony a7S III ahead of the release date and why did you get rid of it so quickly? Did Sony give you a pre-production model that you had to return to them? Or was there something so terribly wrong with the camera that you got rid of it?

You now that people like to pull legs, don't you? This happens aaaallll...the...timmmmmeeee.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:40 UTC
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
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pentaust: I don't need such camera. At least, minimum criteria for me to buy, it should have a well sized and shaped hand grip and well defined intuitive direct access to key camera settings. Since this is not the case for any of the A7 and A9 series, I will not buy (like many other potential customers). Amazing: even a made in china wooden grips that anyone can get for $100 or less are better designed than grips on $3000 Sony cameras.

Yes, As I said in my comment above, Sony likes to dangle on the edge, except in this case, the competition has caught up and overtaken them so this playing with fire is going to really hurt from hereon out.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:39 UTC
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)

Still no stills lossless compressed raw format. Sony likes to dangle on the edge, obviously. Just as with the lack of a 35mm f/1.8 lens, making people go look at what the competition offers, only in this case the competition has caught up and in some cases overtaken them so once the customers go looking there, they'll most likely not turn back. Just my jaundiced look at a small thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:36 UTC as 226th comment | 5 replies
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Prestidigitator: Time for Sony to go back to selling life insurance and PlayStations.

You forget that if they do that then the price of these Canons will shoot through the roof....be careful what you wish for.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 13:50 UTC

OK, now that we've seen all that, let's talk about financing this.....L.O.L!
Great camera for the enthusiast. Ticks all the right buttons. Those who want the higher pixel count...let's talk some more financing....

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 13:45 UTC as 296th comment
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Jo Lovell: Still waiting for you, Nikon....

...and Sony.....!

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 11:42 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: My laptop has webcam
My smartphone has webcam
My desktop monitor doesn't
I bought one from Walgreens
Rite Aid has it, too!
Clip. Plug in. Broadcast.
Cheap. No hassle. Small foot print.
dSLR as webcam?
Nu🥜🥜🥜TS!!! 😱😵🤑

You should try it sometime, you might be pleasantly surprised at the astonishing image quality you get!
Of course that assumes you actually do have a larger format camera, right? You do have one, don't you?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 11:41 UTC
On a photo in the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

...but, but, but, but,....where are the people portrait images???
I sincerely hope this is all just the prelims....
But thanks for your efforts...:-)

Link | Posted on May 22, 2020 at 19:24 UTC as 2nd comment
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chadley_chad: I wanted this phone for when my contracted ended in March ... but gave up waiting for its release!

Once a contract ends the terms default to month-to-month same as any other lease or rental agreement that is not renewed or terminated by either party.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2020 at 09:19 UTC
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RonHendriks: Way to expensive.

All the top models are - right across the mobile gamut.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2020 at 09:17 UTC

So like the Nikon D6 this is a statement saying "Please don't go anywhere yet, we've got something you might be interested in, PLEASE."

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 17:29 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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Thoughts R Us: I applaud Sony for resisting the urge to just up the specs for the sake of doing so and targeting the pro market. But they should have gone all of the way and built a pro body rather than stuff pro specs in a consumer body.

The problem is that pro sports shooters are used to using the pro bodies from Canon/Nikon and those are built like tanks, for very good reasons.

If I were a sales rep for Canon/Nikon and were trying to convince any pro customers to stick with me, I would just take my pro body and the Sony and do some torture testing in front of them: drop the bodies, pour water over them, bang them together, etc.

Some sports photographer made the comment about not having to drag around heavy gear and he welcomed the drop in weight (both cam and lenses) that Sony brings....just saying.
Plus he was very impressed with the AF.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 18:13 UTC
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery updated (383 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: Simply a lovely, lovely lens.

Canon is making sure their RF lineup of lenses is nothing short of superlative.

along with the price....Leica II, wannabe?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2019 at 11:53 UTC
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