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On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)

The future is full-frame mirrorless when the cost of full-frame sensors drops with volume. Sony can do that.
Maybe a new mount other than E. Can't stand the size and weight of mirrored SLRs. Also can't stand the little sensors that Nikon, Panasonic and Oly use. Totally unjustified. Especially for the price.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 20:14 UTC as 101st comment
On article The effect of pixel size on noise (113 comments in total)

Wow, just think how bad a little 4:3 sensor is!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 18:00 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1257 comments in total)

At current Samsung NX1 pricing, you might as well go full-frame with the Sony Alpha A7.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 317th comment | 23 replies

$1500 for a 21mm equivalent means that 4/3 is not the way to go for wide-angle. I didn't spend half that for my NEX-3 AND the wide-angle adapter that gets me down to 18mm.
How much would it cost to go to 17mm? Is it possible with the small sensor cameras? I wonder how much a wide-angle lens would be for new little Nikons with the smaller than 4/3 sensor? Size does matter!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 04:07 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (515 comments in total)

2.7 crop factor? Widest lens gives 27mm? I'm so glad I own a Sony NEX-3 with real 18mm capability. Go APS-C or you don't have a serious mirrorless. Only a real amateur with too much money will buy this Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 04:58 UTC as 131st comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (651 comments in total)

Nikon makes me real happy with my Sony NEX-3.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 23:55 UTC as 159th comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung announces tiny NX mini mirrorless camera (80 comments in total)

Yippee. Another small snsor camera that makes true wide-angle either expensive or impossible. 2.7 crop factor! Ridiculous.What happens when you want an 17mm equivalent for interior pictures? A 6mm lens? Does such exist?
Glad I have a NEX with APS-C sensor.Cheap wide-angle compared with this.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 24th comment

A 10-30mm yields a minimum of 27mm? What does it take to go to REAL wide-angle? My NEX-3 has 18mm at very low cost. That's why you don't want anything less than a APS-C sensor. Rephrased question: Why anything less than an APS-C sensor?"
In the case of the V1-V3, why should I pay more for a tiny sensor? If you want a small sensor, get a cheap compact.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:46 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm announces XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS wideangle zoom (172 comments in total)

Sony already has an equivalent E-mount lens for $749 at the local Sony store in San Diego. We will have to see what the street price for this Fuji lens will be after March.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 06:12 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies

Almost there! How about a 10-15mm zoom for my NEX-3 which would be perfect for real esate interiors. Real wide-angle is so neglected by the camera makers.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 03:15 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

As a NEX-3 owner and real estate photographer using the current 16mm with .75 adapter (18mm), I was hoping for a 10-20mm zoom. 20mm (really 30mm) is way too big for interior work.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 05:10 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

Whoopee! Because of the 2x crop factor, you pay a fortune for only a 24mm equivalent. If that lens was on my Sony NEX-3, I would have my 18mm true wide angle. Wait. I have the Sony Wide-Angle adapter on my 16mm NEX-3 from the factory. So I got my 18mm for only $90.00! Nothing like having an APS-C sensor instead of the point and shoot sized one in the 4/3 system!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 05:15 UTC as 35th comment | 11 replies
On article Pentax K-01 Hands-on Preview (376 comments in total)

It's cute from the front but too thick and bulky. I have looked through the K lens collection and to achieve an 18mm wide angle equivalent, it's just way too expensive. I bought a NEX-3 with 16mm and the Sony WA adapter = 18mm, the more powerrful flash, an 8gb card, camera case for less than $850. All the other hybrids want way more. You can pay $500 to 800 just for a WA lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 20:50 UTC as 162nd comment

I bought a NEX-3 for real estate pictures. I got it with the 16mm and added the wide converter for an equivalent 18mm. It's great but I need wider. Please build a 10-20 Zoom like Canon has for it's SLRs.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 02:32 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

I'm not impressed. Let's see. I buy an expensive prime lens. Then I get the wide-angle converter. Now I have a 22mm? Wow. I put the Sony WA converter ($90.00) on my NEX-3 with 16mm lens ($499) and get 18mm. Sounds like a sensor size mistake. Remember, Panasonic was early into the hybrid game.Sony learned from Panasonic and Olympus as pioneers. Let's hope Canon learns from Nikon's mistake on sensor size with their hybrid. Or Olympus may go BK like Kodak. Today's camera's are more into electronics than lenses anymore. Traditional camera companies like Canon and Nikon have to play catch-up now. It's similar to how Mercedes and BMW have had to play catch-up to Lexus in the electronics dept.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:43 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Mirrorless Roundup 2011 (426 comments in total)
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tourtrophy: I am surprised Fuji X100 and X10 were not mentioned.

I think that cost/value is an important factor.As a real estate broker, I do extensive interior work. Small sensors just add to the cost of wide-angle. I just picked up a NEX-3 on closeout for $499, added the Sony .75 adapter for $90 for 18mm. Added the optional hi-powered flash, case and memory card for less than $800 total.Now the NEX-5 is being closed out at the same price.Sony is where the value is, especially for Wide-Angle.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:37 UTC

I take pics of real estate. So bring on a 10-20mm Zoom (15-30mm)! I'm using the NEX 16mm with .75 WA Adapter but a 10-20mm Zoom would give me a wider view and more flexibility. In fact, it would be perfect for real estate and that lens would do it all.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 21:06 UTC as 28th comment
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