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On article Video: Sony a7R III first look (154 comments in total)
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PHtorino: It happened again!! Sony just made all their a9 buyer look like fool!!!

Same AF system?? So you've compared the two??

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 08:45 UTC
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Fotoni: So no internal 10-bit 4K 4:2:2 video? GH5 is still the king of video recording in same price range.

Multi-shot resolution? It was good news until I read that there is delay. Pixel shift itself is already problematic with motion and A7R III will increase this problem with bizarre delays which Pentax K-1 doesn't have?

Oh well, it seems that I have to get two cameras because hybrid cameras are still lacking. Pentax K-1 for stills and GH5 for video. I doubt that A7S III will do anything amazing for video and even if it does, stills are the weak point of A7S series unless shooting in very low light. K-1 doesn't have electronic shutter timelapse mode and that is currently the only major flaw against other similar price cameras.

Do you see this, Panasonic? Release full frame version of GH5 and add pixel shifting which produce at least same level results as K-1 (no extra delays) and that would be very strong hybrid camera.

GH5 has rubbish continuous AF in video due to budget contrast detect system.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 09:56 UTC
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BBQue: Is Nikon going to develop new lenses from scratch? Really? How long will that take? Can they catch up with Sony at this point? I doubt it....

Nikon's new mirrorless will use Swarovski crystal lenses ...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 08:12 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (736 comments in total)
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Photoworks: To infer, by why of headline, that this form of banding is unique to Sony is pure clickbait. Wake up readers !!

Here's an example with a Canon 1DXmkII:

The Canon shots were taken using it's mechanical shutter. If the Sony had been shot using it's mechanical shutter the banding would likely be non-existent.
Either way, my point is that the headline blazing across this article suggests that banding under LED lighting is unique to Sony when it affects potentially all cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 22:54 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (736 comments in total)

To infer, by why of headline, that this form of banding is unique to Sony is pure clickbait. Wake up readers !!

Here's an example with a Canon 1DXmkII:

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 04:06 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
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NameFinder: No 25p & 50p support?

Being in a PAL country with 50Hz-grid, I got used to writing this, if the action cam is not from GoPro or Sony.
I 'd choose 50p/HD over 30p/UHD, if I had the choice.

DPR generally overlook reporting of PAL country frame rates when listing specs for new gear.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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Jylppy: Oh, this is sad news. I hope Nikon will continue to innovate and succeed.

- A Canon user

Nikon are struggling because they have not been innovating.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 04:38 UTC
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DamianFI: That's pretty blatant and disgusting copying, at least the exterior design.
I won't purchase based solely on the fact that this is Canon's IP clearly being passed off as Yongnuo's.

How this is possible is an issue.

Photographers don't like their IP (images) being used for someone else's brand, this is essentially the same thing and any photographer who purchases the item and knowingly supports the infringing company should be ashamed of themselves.

Canon and many of their Japanese counterparts did the same decades ago by copying German lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 02:49 UTC
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starwolfy: I don't like the black tab and I hope it is not made of old days even the tab was made of chromed brass.

The focus tab is plastic. What do you expect for $8000?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 10:18 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (271 comments in total)
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jwd8002: Great, another 800+gram $A2,000 plus repeat lens that only the pros will be interested in: enough already! When are we "ordinary" photographers gonna see a decent FE Sony and/or Zeiss and/or "G" walk-around lens like Canon's f4 24-105L? Sony did a really great job with the new 70-300 but all the other lenses released this year are just too heavy and in many cases are duplicates of existing Sony and/or Zeiss lenses. Come on Sony, give us something with decent optics that we can ALL use daily at a reasonable price that we don't need a pick-up truck to carry around. Just sayin'...

Sounds like you need help ... read on:

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 02:57 UTC

Lloyd Chambers sums this issue up perfectly:

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 04:08 UTC as 14th comment | 13 replies
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (269 comments in total)
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bicycle snap shooter: Intense snap of Steve the way his face seems to be lit by the screen of his smart phone.

That's Steve Huff (the spirit communicator) from Huff Paranormal.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
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sh10453: I'm really disappointed and bummed. Why only $15,000?
If you aim a rare item at Chinese billionaires, you may as well make it worth their while!! 10 times this price would be a minimum starting point so they can have some bragging rights.

What is next? A limited edition Leica with a kangaroo picture to be sold only in Australia for $$10,000? Or maybe one with Donald Trump's picture to be sold in ... ummmm ... not sure in which US state!!! :-)

An Aussie special edition would fail big time ... we are not so gullible.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
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daqk: This is the right camera for image quality and portability. I own ZS40 and wanted to go 4K, almost wanted to go LX100 but no flash? This ZS100 is a valid upgrade for me.

But no GPS ... not a perfect travel camera.

Good luck shooting video outdoors with a fixed LCD. I tried desperately with my GM1 and LX100 but gave up in the end.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:13 UTC
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Aroart: I personally know quit a few photographers and videographers here in NY. Every time they use a Sony camera they all complain about the terrible battery life over priced lenses and ocassionall crashes. They either return them in a week or use them for a side kick and family gatherings. While the image quality is there I don't think it would be able to take the physical abuse and demands of a pro that shoots weddings or in extreme weather... So technically this camera realy should not be on best overall list...One more issue Sony doesn't even have the most used lense in there system lineup the 70-200 2.8.......

I know many that use the A7S and A7RII professionally, including myself, and they have been superb. Batteries are as cheap as chips. Crashes have never been issue. They're by no means perfect, but nor is any Canon or Nikon kit I've used in the past.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 21:08 UTC
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)
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Thorgrem: Another A7(x)II article? Lol.

Sony is the only company bringing something new to the table. What's there to say about Olympus or Panasonic, with their same old same old 16mp sensors? Does Oympus even bother to offer 4K? FUJI are still banging on with with their good ol' 12mp sensor, now 5 years old, that's barely good enough for stills and incapable of video. Samsung have quit for good. And Canon and Nikon are asleep.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 08:20 UTC
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: 220 shots per battery charge for a $3,299 camera? My, my! I hope they give a bunch of spare ones with it. My $350 Fuji F30 produces 590 shots per charge. No 4k video either. Nope, you can't have it all. Even if you pay big bucks.

The sensor in the Fuji F30 is a fraction of the size of the FF sensor in the RX1. So small, in fact, you need a microscope to see it.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:50 UTC

Why are all the muppets whinging about price. The only competition is the Leica Q which costs $1000 more and has the same sensor tech as the first generation RX1.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:48 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2169 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Digital Sony Photography Review.

Sony's getting a lot of attention because they're the only company bringing something new to the table. There's not a whole lot DPR can write about the E-M5II with it's vintage 16mp sensor and out-dated 2k video.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 23:41 UTC
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nerd2: Here's some facts.

-Iphone 6s still lacks OIS
-Iphone 6s/6s+ has EXACTLY SAME sensor size and optics (which means the same f2.2 aperture)
-Now they crammed 1.5x more pixel into same sized sensor, so now pixel pitch is 1.22um down from 1.5um of IP6

Let's compare this to Samsung GS6.

-f2.2 optics is 34% slower than f1.9 optics of GS6.
-Each pixel is 18% larger (in area) than 1.12um pixels of GS6.
-So GS6's each pixel takes 13% more light than IP6s.
-And GS6 has 33% more pixel count than IP6s.

This simple calculation says that for low light photography, GS6 has theoretical 50% advantage over IP6s. Oh GS6 has OIS too....

Who cares? It's a Samsung. I couldn't be less interested.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
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