Mike Oo

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FLruckas: Stuff like this needs to be sold while it still has value and the interest in advanced photography gear dies in to a niche interest.

4X5 is already a niche interest. I can guarantee that almost no one who reads this site has actually shot and developed 4X5. If they have, they probably use Sonys now and rave about the light weight and how their lower back was killing them when they used Canon/Nikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 07:23 UTC
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naturetech: Sometimes I miss the simplicity of the film era.

Then shoot it. I was going to upgrade my D90 to a new DSLR and then said f**k it and loaded my N90 with Portra 400 and decided I'm never shooting digital again.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
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Nobby2016: meh.. no 4k....

Ansel switched to Fuji before he died.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 07:19 UTC
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Photoman: This was on PetaPixel yesterday...before DP....again

...and it was in the Bristol Herald Courier 10 days before "PP."

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 07:18 UTC

It doesn't shoot 4k video or have IBIS so it should be thrown out.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 07:16 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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wolfloid: Tha size of the 24/1.8 really puts me off and somehow undermines all the effort made to keep the camera small.

It's not the weight, it's the awkwardness. Not to mention it looks ridiculous. "Why is that guy carrying around a lens?"

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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Stereoanni: I bought my A6300 in August one day before starting a three day press trip to Edinburgh. Before that journey I shot with A6000, Nex-6, Nex-7 and primarily with fullframe Canon DSLRs. Mirrorless Sony cameras are attractive in terms of weight, form factor and also (meanwhile) AF performance. In Edinburgh I shot demanding subjects like the big Military Tattoo or a female guide on the "Ghost Tour" down in cellars and dim lighted hallways.
The A6300 had no problems in delivering a great amount of sharp, well exposed shots that were usable for the newspaper and also for big prints.
Touchscreen? Bigger buffer? Nothing I really need. Not even when shooting sports with that astounding little machine... Next camera for me will be an A7III or A9, but no A6500 at all. Good FE lenses are better investions.

I'm not really sure what your point is. It's not the camera that makes "sharp, well exposed shots." It's you. It's as if you're shocked a camera in 2016 can make a sharp image......

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 07:13 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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Average User: It has been argued that this camera is just another model, better than the A6300 which is still a fine camera. The thing that is bugging those of us who bought A6300's only days after it was introduced, is that we wanted IBIS, but were told this was Sony's flagship APS-C camera...that IBIS was not forthcoming on an APS=C model, so buy this model now. There is no argument about this: Sony's own headline about the A6300 on the Sony USA site TODAY, RIGHT NOW, October 8, 2016, is:
"Meet the A6300 -- the flagship model in the form of an APS-C mirrorless camera that takes autofocusing (AF) and imaging speed and performance to astonishing new heights."
Flagship does not mean "Buy now, but we actually have a better camera in development that we will release shortly."
So the money is spent. Didn't get the camera we wanted. Sour.

Hey RubberDials, name one camera that has a "digital sensor."

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
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st4140: It looked like a nice camera, but as a nearly half of century as a professional photog, I couldn't even consider it due to it's lack of 1/8000 shutter speed. Why they did this is beyond me. What a stupid thing to cheap on. I'll stay with my D700, in fact, I just bought another!

@st4140 If you have so much experience then you would know that 1/8000 shutter speed is not as common as you think, nor is it necessary. The only people who care are morons who are interested in "bokeh" rather than photography....."Aw man, I can shoot at 0.95 aperture at broad daylight even though the light is bloody awful! Gotta show my flickr homies how awesome my bokeh is"

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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Dan51: With smartphone sensors getting better and better I wouldn't get a camera like this. I love a 1" sensor on the FZ1000 where you can get 400mm zoom. For wide angle and short 50mm I will just use my smartphone if I need it be pocketable. For serious photographs I will use a DSLR.

Until you saw them blown up to more than iphone screen size......

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 06:19 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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Timbukto: I don't think I'm that gifted at photography, but I am good at culling and picking photographs I think are better/worse than another. Looking at this sample set I have a 'feeling' that decisive moments were captured better here...and again these are things where the same photographers given a slow FPS camera like a Nikon D3400 didn't really come away with that much, but given a 10-24 FPS camera, there are clearly shots in here that are fleeting moments in time. IMO for a family/travel/documentary photographer high FPS rules over extreme shallow DOF photography that wipes away the background and make most shots look like one another as an overused style. It will be a long time before fleeting decisive moments ever become overused just due to the infinite multitude of moments out there. However there is not an infinite multitude of shallow DOF photography that doesn't get hugely boring IMO. Yes high FPS seems like cheating and is called spray and pray all the time. But it works.

If you had actually seen Cartier-Bresson's contact sheets (as I have) you would realize that his mythological decisive moment was just a PR stunt. He shot a lot leading up to his infamous shots and even *gasp* cropped. The man, to be honest, was full of sh^t about a lot of things....from the "decisive moment" to his retirement from photography so that he could paint. Like a lot of famous photographers, he let his massive ego get in the way.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 06:17 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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coody: Because Sony RX100 V limits 4k for 5 minutes, user should prefer Panasonic LX 10.

Engrish?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 06:14 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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iAPX: Pretty impressive sensor and AF!

I am actually playing with my old D300 and a 50 f/1.4, and I could tell that Sensor and AF are better on this "compact" camera!

Weird, the image quality looks worse than my D90. Maybe it's you.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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princecody: I wanna see a poll of how many people would prefer this M5 to iPhone 7 plus for photography?

Huh? What does a phone have to do with this camera?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 06:13 UTC

As someone who has owned two Fujis...an S3Pro and an X100T, I will never, and I mean , never, buy another weirdo Fuji design. There are always way too many downsides to a couple of cool features.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:38 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2084 comments in total)
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Ouchy: Around six years ago I found myself with enough spare cash to buy a EOS 5 mkII and 24-105L lens kit for £1900.

6 years later, with a better job, but more responsibilities, I have a similar amount of cash to spend on a camera - I find that two iterations later the camera now costs two and a half times the price. Does it run on a fusion core or something?!..

Well if everyone bought a new camera when it came out instead of waiting 6 years between iterations it would be cheaper. People are not buying digital cameras as much anymore. The Flickr boom is over. Be prepared for even more price hiking as digital photography with large cameras becomes an obscure hobby....

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2084 comments in total)
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Studio1138: I got my 5D Mark IV Thursday, photographed a session on Friday, and I am sending it back on Monday! Not impressed with the overall image quality, especially compared to my 5Dsr and Mark III. Skin tones did not look good, just did not have that Canon look at all. I had high hopes for this camera after waiting 4 long years for it. Makes me appreciate my 5Dsr & Mrk III even more.

You use it for one day and can't make it work so you're sending it back. Okay then.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2084 comments in total)

A "30.4MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus" is listed as a PRO. Why? What aspect of it makes it a "PRO?"

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 188th comment | 3 replies
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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Wild Light: "raw processing to taste" ...

Well the jpgs look impressive anyway.

Ed....are you new to photography? Be honest.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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Wild Light: So many of these are soft because of Canons average lenses. For example - 35mm 1.4L II is beyond awesome. 35mm f2 is really terrible. Canon are catching up on their sensors but behind on their lenses which are typically mushy and the reason I left Canon. Would be good to see pictures taken with the Zeiss family of lenses.

Who cares if it's just on a monitor? How does it print? I doubt it would be noticeable. Photography is not the act of capturing an image and then analyzing it at 100% to see if it's "sharp."

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
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