MAubrey

MAubrey

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a Linguist
Joined on Dec 22, 2011

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Sean65: I suspect this might be offered with the M1 ii body when released. Nice and compact for a 24-200mm f4

Mike99999, be polite.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
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h2k: No word on the weight?

561g

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:11 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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Max Iso: Two things. It may have been a pre-production body but i wish you guys would get creative with the tracking tests. Give the camera to Barney and have Sam or somebody run at him like a spider monkey real quick and test the tracking. Any moving subject is better than nothing.

Secondly in an unrelated point, i wish some MFG, any MFG, would start creating grips that hold 2 batteries, on top of the one in camera. My old 70D grip held two but also had the plastic insert so the one in camera was removed- still only 2 batteries.

Can some MFG, ML or DSLR, stop being so traditional and give us an improvement like this? The grip on the new Em1 is downright huge, almost as big as the camera itself. Surely if you have it gripped you are not too concerned with size, why not go that extra mile and make it slightly bigger for another battery? 3 is better than 2, 4 is even better than 3.

Fuji made such a grip for the XT-2. Two batteries in the grip, one of the body--1000 shot CIPA rating.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:02 UTC

Come on coma control!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 23:25 UTC as 27th comment
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MAubrey: Excellent!

I know it takes more time to write up the prose of reviews, but give your relationship with DxO, it'd be really nice if you could put all of their lens data into your comparison widget. I understand lp/ph better than I do perceptual MP's.

I know...that's why I wrote my comment.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 20:22 UTC

Excellent!

I know it takes more time to write up the prose of reviews, but give your relationship with DxO, it'd be really nice if you could put all of their lens data into your comparison widget. I understand lp/ph better than I do perceptual MP's.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 20:53 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
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BeaverTerror: Not interested in any move toward larger sensor sizes by Fuji. APS-C is the right balance between image quality, size, weight, and cost. I entered the Fuji system with the XT-1 when it was first released. At the time it was either the Fuji or a Sony A7.

I'm mostly a prime shooter. Let's look at the three most important prime focal lengths from both manufacturers.

35mm:
Fuji has the 23mm F1.4 (around F1.87 equivalent) at $900
Sony has the 35mm F1.4 at $1600, or the 35mm F2.8 at $800.
Comment: The fast Sony lens is difficult to justify and the slow Sony lens is absurdly overpriced. Fuji wins.

50mm:
Fuji has the 35mm F1.4 (around F1.87 equivalent) at $600
Sony has the 50mm F1.4 at $1500; the 50mm F1.8 at $250; and the 55mm F1.8 at $1000
Comment: Sony has this focal length well covered and wins.

85mm:
Fuji has the 56mm F1.2 (F1.6 equivalent) at $1000
Sony has the 85mm F1.4 at $1800
Comment: Almost double the price to go from F1.6 to F1.4? I don't think so.
Fuji wins

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Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:38 UTC

Seems to me that if they want to attract DSLR shooters with their new AFC functions, they'll be needing more and better telephotos...especially fast primes. A 200mm f/2.8 and a 300mm (at least f/4) would be a decent start.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:33 UTC as 84th comment
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jhinkey: Great. I can sleep better at night now.
But seriously there are at least a 1/2 dozen other things that could be improved/fixed via firmware on the A7RII alone - where are those?

That's a good list. Basically everything I would have said.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
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jhinkey: Great. I can sleep better at night now.
But seriously there are at least a 1/2 dozen other things that could be improved/fixed via firmware on the A7RII alone - where are those?

Not everyone's gear list is up to date.

Mine isn't remotely close.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 23:09 UTC

I'll have my order it!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 23:27 UTC as 14th comment
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bluevellet: I didn't expect them to deliver a cheap 50mm, not at f1.8. Good for them. But they need a whole lineup of cheap f1.8, at different focal lengths, just to compete with Canikon.

They've got two if you include the 28mm f/2...that's a decent start when normally there are only three or two total.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
On article Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar (71 comments in total)
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BigBen08: Sounds great, but don't tablets and smartphones have a limit on microSD capacity?
My new Samsung tablet will only accept up to 128GB.

They usually only list as the max limit the largest size currently available at the time of release, but the true spec is still always SDXC.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar (71 comments in total)
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Dan Tong: Fantastic ! Usually such a super high capacity, high speed card would be announced with an doubiously affordable price, but this is bargain priced, relatively speaking, and a dream come true for video makers.

Oops - just became aware that write speeds are NOT clearly spelled out.

As for the tiny size problem, if your camera, like most at this time, uses standard SD size, simply use an adapter, and it becomes easier to handle, and less easy to lose.

For reference, the 128GB version has a sequential write speed of about 50MB/s according to reviews.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
On article Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar (71 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: BTW the Lexar 128GB Professional 1800x UHS-II microSDXC Memory Card (U3) is 3x faster.

If only there were more cameras that work with UHS-II. Still, they do max out the camera write speed and computer transfers are so nice.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 22:20 UTC
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MAubrey: This is a huge loss. It was great for adding "instant" value at events and weddings...

Darngooddesign, I know. But using FP-100 on a Mamiya Universal is much more satisfying than an Instax.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 20:20 UTC

This is a huge loss. It was great for adding "instant" value at events and weddings...

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies
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blakevanderbilt: I'm getting really tired of your sh*t Sigma, where's the real lenses that people want? Where's the real lenses that people use? We've been asking for a 24-70, a 70-200, an 85mm, a 90 or 105 or 135 for ages now, literally ages.The last proper lens you've released was June 2015? How long do you want to milk that sh*t?

The 20mm f/1.4 wasn't proper?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
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Ben O Connor: It had to be F4 constantly to deserve "Leica" name on it! Seriously, too expensive for an ordinary tele...

I wished to own one... But I can't.

Well, Canon's 400mm f/4 DO is an /absolute/ monster. Just a relative one.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 23:48 UTC
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Snikt228: Why doesn't this work on the A7 when it also has OSPDAF, just like the A7 II?

Sony never bothered to update the firmware. It's possible that they can't. Or it's possible that they want people to buy an A7II.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 23:19 UTC
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