marc petzold

marc petzold

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On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (344 comments in total)

Next time, a bit stripped down A9 as A7 Mark III, please. But i am more curious into a possible A7S Mark III. 2 Dials onto the top plate are very nice, Sony should bring this new 3.7 MP EVF to all newer A7 Iterations, means Mk. III here.

I've said that already a long time ago, the next EVF should be either equal to the Leica SL, or a 4 to 5 MP EVF. Sony delivered this time. I dislike my A7 EVF. This A9 EVF should be really good, from the specs, and 1st previews onto the Web.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:39 UTC as 75th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)

As a Sidenote, the A7 (Body only) goes for less than <1k at Amazon here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRDUZXM/ref=twister_B00PBBE4DC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

And that does to seem a permanent price, not just shortly reduced. Just saying. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 22nd comment

I remember that "Monster" quite well, boy, the OVF! I still love this OVF, so bright, and 100% View, way huge. I was shooting a D90 and thought to myself back then, damn, this one or the 5D....i got the 5D slightly later then. :-)

The Alpha 900 does have a flaw together with the Alpha 100 - both are best at Base ISO, and between ISO 100 up to 400. Nothing more. And because of this (Noise, grain, etc.) on higher ISO Speeds, it couldn't ever compete with the Canikon Offerings, which have been floating around into 2008/9...named the Canon 5D Mark II, and Nikon D3/D700.

.edit. But the Alpha 850/900 is the perfect Landscape DSLR, best being used with way good glass (think Zeiss Primes, and also the expensive Zeiss 24-70/2.8 Lenses) on a Tripod and with enough Light. From just the apperance of the DSLR Body, i do prefer this Alpha 850/900 over any 5D or Nikon D700. Better or equal (from just a design point here meant) is the Pentax K-1 only, from DSLR Design. I do love these ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 16:20 UTC as 50th comment
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (461 comments in total)
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Loro Husk: Reading the headline i thought: "Oh, Canons answer to the A9 is a firmware update and they even want money for it, impressive^^

Then i read that you have to send your camera in. Pretty funny for a software tweaking.

Then i realized they sh*t on customers loyalty and implement a feature Sony implemented in it's cheaper cameras three years ago in the now shipping, new cameras while asking already existing owners money for it.

This is hilarious.

Yes, Canon should sell all new being released from the factory 5D IV *with* the integrated C-Log Upgrade - for no extra costs, not even a penny, because the 5D costs already much enough.

Second, to-do the already 5D Mk. IV buyers (1st & early adopters) a sign of goodwill, they should upgrade them to C-Log with absolutely no extra charge at all - that is being called customer support & service, and was being expected by the Leader in Sales Terms & DSLR, Canon here, melking the cash cow (User) for another 99$ is really not showing Love.

Canon should really think about Fujifilms "Kaizen" Upgrades - but C-Log is a HW-Upgrade, not only being Software-related.

Nope, the A7 Body does for for as low as ~1k, sometimes. Body only.
It was just about the "bugs" of the 1st gen A7, nothing bad meant against you. :-) For instance, ppl which exchange / using heavy telephoto lenses, might encounter these issues. I have only mf primes on it, or a 28-70, or 28-85 MF Zoom, adapted.

Good Light !

Marc

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (461 comments in total)
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Loro Husk: Reading the headline i thought: "Oh, Canons answer to the A9 is a firmware update and they even want money for it, impressive^^

Then i read that you have to send your camera in. Pretty funny for a software tweaking.

Then i realized they sh*t on customers loyalty and implement a feature Sony implemented in it's cheaper cameras three years ago in the now shipping, new cameras while asking already existing owners money for it.

This is hilarious.

rrcad, yesterday & these days you've been shooting here against all Fans, users of a bright, pentaprism all-glass OVF into a different thread, only because you 1) admitted, you've got two (!) bad eyes. and 2) still being satisfied with your dim, smallish SL1 Canon OVF, and now you've been fishing for compliments, by shooting against Sony A7 Shooters, not gonna happen! That *is* being hilarious, for real

About your little A7 Users rant, which is quite amusing - 1st things first: 1) i've never encountered light leaks 2nd) I never have had a "wobbly" eMount, and 3) even not seen yet *any* kind of sensor reflections, folks, remember: things are never as bad as they seem.

Much of these things are just being exaggerated, more a balloon than into real life circumstances. And as a sidenote: i'd never change my A7 I against a SL1, which is truly inferior, and APS-C only. So horses for courses...to each its own. The A7 II does have exactly the same 24 MP sensor, and it's great with MF lenses

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 15:57 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)

Competition is always being great, but i do think the already shrinking camera market would even become smaller....more firms to quit during the next 5 years...perhaps Ricoh/Pentax, Panasonic..and maybe Olympus.

At least, Ricoh may decline Camera Business (that would be the End of Pentax) i do really hope it's not the case. My 1st SLR was the Pentax MX.

https://pentaxrumors.com

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 96th comment | 3 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)

Finally, a better EVF !

Blackout-Free Quad VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF

Hope it's as good (or better) as the Leica SL EVF. My hope is that would come to the "lower" End A7 Series....and not developing headaches & eyestrain as their current EVF. I can't use my A7 EVF for long because of this.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:14 UTC as 331st comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)
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cmc1: Trendy hipsters now be carrying 5DIV' s for that yesteryear look.

Best comment of today! ;-) Sony is really innovating, they've come in as a competitor way slowly (anyone remembering when they've bought Konica-Minolta back into 2006? I also thought to myself...nooooooooooo !!! But since then, the Alpha Series pretty much evolved...and Sony was pretty cool, when releasing back into 2010 their 1st eMount NEX3-/NEX-5 DSLMs...many had hoped since back then, including myself, hopefully someday a FF-eMount Camera...and it came just about ~3 1/2 years later in Shape of the A7...A7R...later A7S....if Sony continues this speed of innovation, Canikon would have a hard time...they'd being shocked atm because of their A9....i'd think....

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)

Watching the live Announcement on SAR since the Beginning... ;-)
Congrats DPR Team, you're way fast!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 443rd comment
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (257 comments in total)
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entoman: It's a great shame that the pentamirror viewfinders fitted to this (and most other) "budget" DSLRs are so poor - a bit like peering down a dark tunnel. A proper pentaprism would add to the cost and weight, but surely not by a huge amount? The poor viewfinder experience is quite likely to convince a lot of potential buyers to go mirrorless. Canon, Nikon and Pentax all need to look seriously at ways in which they can improve the viewfinder experience of their budget DSLRs.

@mosc

so did i - and was really disappointed. The xxD series all feature a true all-glass, bright pentaprism OVF...from 10D to 80D...well, that new "77D" is the only exception, Canon really should have named it EOS 780D instead.

It's not a xxD Series for real - Build Quality, no Battery Grip, the smallish (smallest yet!) dim, pentamirror OVF...

For cost reduction, Canon build the EOS 77D even with less Quality Standard than the 80D. I want the times of the alu magnesium alloy Bodies into the xxD Series back. Nowadays, one must buy a 7D II for this kind of build quality.

The 77D is for sure a slightly feature down spec'd EOS 80D, but with a newer processor, Digic 7.

Personally, i do think, younger photographers (which have been used smartphones as their tool before) don't need - or appreciate a 100% view, bright glass pentaprism OVF...because they're used to take pictures with just their smartphone display....but that won't work into way bright sunlight.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 08:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (257 comments in total)
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entoman: It's a great shame that the pentamirror viewfinders fitted to this (and most other) "budget" DSLRs are so poor - a bit like peering down a dark tunnel. A proper pentaprism would add to the cost and weight, but surely not by a huge amount? The poor viewfinder experience is quite likely to convince a lot of potential buyers to go mirrorless. Canon, Nikon and Pentax all need to look seriously at ways in which they can improve the viewfinder experience of their budget DSLRs.

+1 Richard (again ;-)

Pentax always have had into the beginners class a decent, bright pentaprism all-glass OVF, for instance - K-30, K-50, K-70....and these are even 100% OVFs, and all offered also a decent Sensor for it's time (back when being introduced) and also 100% Viewfinder coverage. Very good into this price class.

Pentax also had a (way) lowcost K-500, which was a slightly lower spec'd K-50, but also with the 100% OVF, and TwinDials, a feature, Canikon never offered into this DSLR Priceclass. (D3x00, D5x00 Series, also EOS 1x00D, EOS 6xxD, 7x0D back then.

Want some more? The K-30, K-50 & K-70 are even WR ("Weather Resistance") approved, for harsh weather (Landscape Photography) Conditions - also here, Canikon nowhere provide these features into this price segment.

Even my GX-10 Samsung (a 95% Pentax K-10D Clone - 2006 Tech) does have WR, and 2 Dials, and a bright all-glass Pentaprism OVF, i've said this way often here - the importance of a good quality, bright OVF.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 21:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (257 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: disappointing that canon continues to artificially remove features like adjustable minimum shutter speed for auto ISO n such.

+1 Richard. This is so 2003 style..even my 2006, 11 year old (almost) Nikon D40 could shoot RAW, and then picture by picure, in-camera NEF to JPG conversion. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 21:21 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (262 comments in total)
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ozturert: I think it's reasonable to upgrade from D7000. From even D7100, I'd reconsider (banding in shadows, shallow buffer, WiFi important for you?).
If you want the latest, D7500 may make sense.

Not this topic again...it does have banding issues. nothing more to say about this issue. You can read all about it onto the Net, even into the DPR Forums here. D7100 was a failure, and D7200 is truly the D7000 Mark III, as it should have been there 1st.

But i think i won't buy anymore APS-C/DX DSLR bodies, perhaps someday 2nd hand the D7200 or D500, but there's little to no need to-do so - for my needs. I'd better grow my FF lenses, but i've to save every penny a long time for this...

Further, if you don't understand humor or sarcasm, you're into the wrong place being here.

So >you< should better watch your tone, this post is really ignorant & being aggressive from you into this term, period. I don't talk with ppl hiding under a nick, and dissing others, out of nothing - end of story. And you don't even get it - because you do *read* all wrong. You don't even know TWD.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (257 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: The fact that it has a pentamirror instead of a pentaprism disqualifies it. APS-c has a small VF as it is. Don't cut costs like that.

+1. I say this for a long time....bright glass pentaprism OVF, and not a dim pentamirror-based, small OVF. not working for my eyes otherwise, and never will....

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (262 comments in total)
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ozturert: I think it's reasonable to upgrade from D7000. From even D7100, I'd reconsider (banding in shadows, shallow buffer, WiFi important for you?).
If you want the latest, D7500 may make sense.

yes, i've read the sentence wrong. it *could* happen, so please stay calm, follow Rick, and continue to kill Zombies. ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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digiart: Many say D7200 is a better option. Well, maybe. But D7200 still costs 1250 €, body only!

@digiart
Here in germany it is being listed for the price i've mentioned with VAT included. 24% VAT? Uhum...and i've thought our 19% is horrible....thx4info.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 09:48 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (262 comments in total)
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ozturert: I think it's reasonable to upgrade from D7000. From even D7100, I'd reconsider (banding in shadows, shallow buffer, WiFi important for you?).
If you want the latest, D7500 may make sense.

Just to make it clear, because you do seem to be uninformed: the D7000, which i do own, doesn't have any kind/sort of banding issues - that was the D7100 only, not the D7000, and not the D7200!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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digiart: Many say D7200 is a better option. Well, maybe. But D7200 still costs 1250 €, body only!

@digiart
Not into germany - you can get the D7200 for as low as just 900 EUR, and if you can get a important model, which is ordinary from various sellers, you'll pay around 720 EUR (Body only) whileas the D7500 costs 1500 EUR - that's from this point more then twice the price.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 17:44 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)

Nikon could have made it much easier for them: save R&D costs, no new Body, just by putting the Expeed 5 Processor from the D500 into the D7200, give it also 8 FP/S, add the 4K Movie mode (for those who want it), put the D500 hinged LCD Panel into the D7200, and the 180.000 Pixel Metering Sensor.

Name it D7200s - and it would have been the perfect successor. Pricing a bit over the ordinary D7200. Done, The Userbase would be happy. Nikon did the same, smallish upgrade from the D300 from 2007 to the D300s into 2009.

The D7500 looks too much compromised. A DX Pro Shooter, who would use this DSLR for weddings, paid Work, would not being happy with a capped AF System into avialable/low light scenarios, (only Central AF Point -3 EV instead of all 51), would argue about the missing, 2nd SD Slot for confidence, would complain about the neglible build vs the D7200, and would complain even more about the missing Battery Grip, especially when the D7500 shooting capacity is lower vs the D7200.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 41st comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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Franka T.L.: By stripping away some important and much loved D7200 but yet do not offer proper true enthusiasts level in key performance area. NIKON is trying hard to sway people to buy D500. I think its too hard in fact. The 4k 2.55x crop is a joke. People want super 35 coverage when they have a super 35 sensor. Lack of dual card slot is a big disappointment not to mention lack of support for up to date fast i/o on memory cards. I was on the fence waiting for the D7500 but NIKON give me now every reason not to get one and no not the D500 either.

But here is the thing.... only the central AF Point goes down to -3 EV, whileas the D7200 does have all 51 AF Points focusing down to -3 EV Sensivity...that is a huge drawback for avialable Light Shooters.

But we've got Group AF therefore. I'd say, the D7500 is being technically crippled in order to save D500 Sales. This is a huge drawback, so is the missing Battery Grip, and the 2nd SD Card Slot for confidence, also the way cheaper, plasticky build. (Now with D5x00 build Quality Level).

The Eyecup is also very D3x00 alike, very cheap vs. the D7200 (which looks like the D300(s) Eyecup.

And the Camera Lugs are also very cheap & simple, because the Body is no-more (partial) being build out of Aluminium-Magnesium Alloy.

Someday, the D7200, or as i'd say: D7000 Mark III, as it truly is. So long, i am using my trusty D7000. ;-) All fine. DxO Mark showed that the D500 Sensor, whileas "only" 20 MP, isn't better as the 24 MP DX Sensor inside the D7200. And i want a Al-mg Alloy Body.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:19 UTC
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