sanosai

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On article DPReview TV: Sony 12-24mm F2.8 review (112 comments in total)
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sanosai: Twice the price of the 14-24mm Sigma. And the Sigma has already received very positive feedback. Is the GM twice as good as the Sigma?
I get that it should be more expensive. It's 2mm wider, which means more complex and it's got that GM badge. But twice the price? Really?

I do get the improved AF performance. On my 14-24 Sigma, sometimes it really struggles to focus outside the central 2/3 of the frame. So yes, probably that is crucial to some, I ll agree. As for weather sealing - I don't think the Sigma is lacking in that respect..it's got internal proper sealing too. Build quality is amazing as well. Makes my 90mm Sony G feel like a Samyang

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2020 at 11:55 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony 12-24mm F2.8 review (112 comments in total)

Twice the price of the 14-24mm Sigma. And the Sigma has already received very positive feedback. Is the GM twice as good as the Sigma?
I get that it should be more expensive. It's 2mm wider, which means more complex and it's got that GM badge. But twice the price? Really?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2020 at 20:35 UTC as 16th comment | 10 replies
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Jostian: The Sigma 100 to 400 for Sony isn't weather sealed, which makes no sense when all Sony bodies are... And having a rubber gasket is not weather sealed. Disappointed actually.

@RubberDials

Another good report of sealing: https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2018/02/taking-apart-the-sony-a7riii-in-search-of-better-weather-sealing/

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2020 at 19:06 UTC
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Jostian: The Sigma 100 to 400 for Sony isn't weather sealed, which makes no sense when all Sony bodies are... And having a rubber gasket is not weather sealed. Disappointed actually.

Yes, they are. There's certainly much improvement made from earlier A7* models. But in the end of the day, Sony needs to actually meet their claims about *proper* weather sealing at least for their flagship models: https://www.imaging-resource.com/articles/2017-weather-testing-nikon-d850-vs-sony-a7riii-canon-5div-olympus-e-m1II

I m not saying that its no good at all, but there's certainly room for improvement in that area. Perhaps A7R-IV lives up to these expectations. We ll know, once someone conducts a thorough water test such as the one made by Roger C for the previous model...

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2020 at 11:23 UTC
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Jostian: The Sigma 100 to 400 for Sony isn't weather sealed, which makes no sense when all Sony bodies are... And having a rubber gasket is not weather sealed. Disappointed actually.

In practice, nor Sony E/FE bodies are properly weather sealed (even though reported as such!). A7RIII had extensive sealing, but a major flaw at the bottom of the camera which compromised it anyway. Only exception is the A7RIV - which has even more extensive sealing - but remains to be proven in practice.
As for this new Sigma, yes, lack of proper sealing is disappointing. My 14-24mm Sigma does have more extensive in-body sealing in addition to the mount gasket. Which is why I ve bought it.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2020 at 08:20 UTC
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sanosai: This is great!
Let's see how this thing stacks up against the 100-400GM (given it's at least half the GMs price!)
Also, hopefully there should be a 600mm from Sigma. Let's have the FE line up filled up at last:)

Yes, you ll always lose some light with any converter, which ultimately will impact IQ of your results.
Whilst probably the 600mm GM is out of reach for most of us, and unless you can afford to spend in excess of 10K, the 200-600mm G is definitely the ideal way to go beyond 400mm on FE at the moment.
If we assume you already had the 100-400GM, the teleconverter would be what you d say 'value for money' option (vs buying the 200-600G).
Also, the x2 teleconverter hasn't received the best feedback - if you have to have a teleconverter, it should be the x1.4 one

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2020 at 20:54 UTC
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sanosai: This is great!
Let's see how this thing stacks up against the 100-400GM (given it's at least half the GMs price!)
Also, hopefully there should be a 600mm from Sigma. Let's have the FE line up filled up at last:)

Even if they can't match Sony's GM line up, it would be good to have them options as it would stir up the competition. Or even lower the price perhaps, who knows.

Looking at the specs on this 100-400 - I m disappointed by the much longer min focusing distance (vs the 100-400GM).
Is the magnification ratio really 0.71× ?? If so, this is phenomenal

I would be happy to see a 600mm prime or even a longer ultra telephoto

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2020 at 20:04 UTC

This is great!
Let's see how this thing stacks up against the 100-400GM (given it's at least half the GMs price!)
Also, hopefully there should be a 600mm from Sigma. Let's have the FE line up filled up at last:)

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2020 at 18:59 UTC as 32nd comment | 10 replies
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 review (230 comments in total)

Nice review, but would have been nice to see a more head-to-head comparison with the P1000. Because I don't think that anyone is considering going for the P900 anymore - it's just a case between the P950/P1000. Not even a case of upgrading from the P900 > P950 - although there are improvements, it just won't worth it.

But the case between vs the P1000 makes more sense. Is that extra reach of the P1000 have a negative impact on IQ compared to the 'shorter' 1000mm reach of the P950? Those type of questions...

And yes, there are cases where it could make sense to shoot at 3000mm (not a object that's 2miles away). It could be a headshot/portrait of a bird 200m away. So that extra 1000mm is not 'useless' IMO

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2020 at 13:28 UTC as 64th comment

Excatly!

Which makes me wonder even more why the A7RIII (or even more the IV) doesn't do 4K60? Sony CEO once mentioned that it "would all be too easy to have that as a feature..." well, just bloody do it then! There's certainly plenty of use for it (action videography, sports, nature etc)

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 14:37 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies

OK, just saw this:

"Thanks to the newly released firmware version 1.50, the GoPro Hero 8 Black is now capable of shooting 4K 60fps video in Linear mode with HyperSmooth 2.0..."

So scratch my previous comment (about fisheye) out :)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 11:13 UTC as 10th comment

Some (more) reliability would have been nice. I can still read 10s of reviews of Hero 7 users that the cam is stuck randomly (and with latest firmwares..) So yes, room for improvement still exists. It's definitely not hitting the 'action cam ceiling' yet!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 11:10 UTC as 11th comment

"What more can possibly be added to future action cameras?" ???

How about 4K60 *without* the fisheye effect? Because Hero 7 supported Linear FoV up to 1440p (if I remember correctly). No need for that fixed huge wide angle. Maybe that ll need a bigger sensor? Anyway, I think there's still improvement in that respect.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 10:32 UTC as 12th comment
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