Jonathan Brady

Jonathan Brady

Lives in United States Sarasota, FL, United States
Joined on Dec 31, 2010

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If you're dumb enough to fall for something like this, you should have your social media access revoked.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2019 at 17:39 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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trungtran: LOL, DP Review assume its real and coming soon.
You guys have a production model being tested in the wild.

Hey... NDA's are a PITA. DPR does what it can. They can't report rumors about products they have signed an NDA for, but they can certainly report news. This isn't a rumor, it's a fact, and therefore they can go with it as long as they report it as though they have no additional information.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2019 at 09:25 UTC

I've been screaming for this since DPAF launched like 7 years ago. But, I got tired of screaming into space and have almost completely switched to Sony instead of waiting for Canon to catch up.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2019 at 22:15 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
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Aegon Targaryen: Haha, now i have to pull mine out, charge it up and play with it again.

Neat on paper, but honestly not great IQ and a really weak projector. It's very novel though, and a great conversation-starter.

That was my conclusion as well. However, my wife and I (girlfriend/fiancé at that time) had intentions in-line with it's capabilities when we used it. We took it to clubs, bars, and other social gatherings and took pictures with it and when people wanted to see the picture just taken, we'd display it on the floor, wall, ceiling, table, whatever, instead of the back screen and people's jaws would just drop. That camera was the talk of the event with random strangers coming up to us to ask us about it. It was really neat.
Ours was reborn some years later as our daughters camera. She loved going around taking pictures with it and projecting the pictures on the wall for her friends in pre-school on show-and-tell day. So easy a literal toddler could do it! I just showed her how to frame the scene, zoom if necessary, capture, play back, project, and adjust focus of the projector. The kids LOST THEIR MINDS much like the drunk adults from our outings several years prior ! 😂

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:22 UTC

Not so much "accused". More like... "He definitely did that creepy $#!+"
I say total up the women who have proof of this behavior and then whatever that total is, his punishment is to be stripped naked and made to stand in stocks at that number of model conventions (or whatever they're called) with a large printout of his "requests" all around him.
Fair, right?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 11:33 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

Instagrammers getting sick because they're narcissistic? What's the problem? I say we sponsor a trip for them and send them all out there. Perhaps on a week-long camping trip sponsored by some company too stupid to realize that giving their stuff away for free to "influencers" is akin to setting it on fire. Then, we forget they're there until there's only one left to tell the tale and after the press conference we pack them up and send them off to live in the depths of a cave with no light or cell service. We'll call the whole experiment: progress - a case study in "no one cares"

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2019 at 10:02 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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Jonathan Brady: This release highlights how the third party lens market will look for the foreseeable future for RF and Z mount users... Lenses will be designed with Sony's mount in mind so if you want to sit on your lens engineer armchair throne and talk smack about Sony's mount (and look like an idiot), you're going to need to stick to first party lenses only because you'll know the 3rd party stuff is "compromised".
By the way, Canon and Nikon appreciate your loyalty. $$$$$

I have Canon and Sony bodies and lenses. I'm not afraid of a damn thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 14:10 UTC

This release highlights how the third party lens market will look for the foreseeable future for RF and Z mount users... Lenses will be designed with Sony's mount in mind so if you want to sit on your lens engineer armchair throne and talk smack about Sony's mount (and look like an idiot), you're going to need to stick to first party lenses only because you'll know the 3rd party stuff is "compromised".
By the way, Canon and Nikon appreciate your loyalty. $$$$$

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 11:24 UTC as 42nd comment | 17 replies

It's a fresh take on rebranding, if you ask me. The tried and true method is Canon's. They simply tweak and rebrand the same dang camera half a dozen times over as many years to keep the MSRP up (looking at you, APSC line up!)
Bravo, Panasonic and Leica! I'm proud of you for your ingenuity and clever approach to fooling as many morons as possible!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 05:27 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
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milkod2001: No offence but why would anybody bother to mount Sony lens on technically inferior camera? This looks to me like solution for non existing problem. Now make adapter Canon RF on Sony FE. RF 50 1.2 would be interesting to try.

@wats0n - the limited mount must be why this native e mount 50mm f/.95 doesn't exist... Right?
https://www.dpreview.com/news/5582670323/zenit-announces-ridiculously-fast-50mm-f0-95-fully-manual-lens-for-sony-full-frame-cameras

If you're going to say ridiculous s#!+, at least make it impossible to disprove you.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 10:00 UTC
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armandino: How about rescoring the A9 beast then? I am not sure if this rescoring based on firmware fixes is going to be a slippery slope.

There's another fw update coming for the A9 very soon

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2019 at 15:03 UTC
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Jonathan Brady: If Marty McFly hadn't gone back in time and destroyed the prototype for the hoverboard so he'd have the only one, we wouldn't be in this situation!
Seriously though, if we can't kill these people, can we at least sterilize them?

Hey! Look everyone! I've found someone who doesn't understand humor.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 18:10 UTC

If Marty McFly hadn't gone back in time and destroyed the prototype for the hoverboard so he'd have the only one, we wouldn't be in this situation!
Seriously though, if we can't kill these people, can we at least sterilize them?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 22:41 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
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cdembrey: How many commenters on DPReview are paid? On both on the blog and the forums. There seems to be a lot of Godox-trolls and Sony-trolls. I say seems because they all have the same canned talking points—as if they are reading from the same scripts.

On the other side we have Apple-h8trs, Canon-h8trs and Profoto-h8trs—same scripts different days.

How can I go about getting paid for what I currently say for free?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 18:12 UTC
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Erwann Loison: The real question that remains unanswered is: who cares?

Lying and cheating is as much a part of who we are as humans as eating, drinking, breathing, sleeping, and reproduction. That's why we have to teach kids NOT to do it and why schools have ethics classes, companies have ethics rules, and why the legal system and religion were created.
Humans aren't the only species which lie and deceive to better their chance at survival and reproduction. Most (maybe all?) organisms do it.
There is no rationalization to lying and cheating to get ahead, that's the default setting for people. Where people are failing is in their rationalization or inability NOT to lie and cheat and that is either a byproduct of an individuals life experience, selfishness, or an inability to do so (mental illness), or some other individual reason or combination of reasons which don't align with present day society's expectations.
As for caring... The only reason I care is because I would love to see Instagram crumble to the ground.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 18:10 UTC
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: Just 39 comments? Wow. I guess if the title had been about the number of card slots it would be 100 times that. This is an important topic and should be mandatory viewing in schools.

It lost me when I found it was 49 minutes long. I decided to read the accompanying editorial and then scan the comments.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 17:54 UTC
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Photomonkey: For all the complaints about price and size we can only point our fingers at ourselves.

DPR is replete with long rants demanding reformulated fast lenses because bokeh. Wails for more wide open sharpness and absence of aberration result in lenses that are much larger than classic designs that had to contend with the far less rigorous demands of film. Subjective judgements of build quality based on weight encourage designers not to use strong, lightweight composites for fear of the plastic Nazis.

The result is large, expensive, heavy lenses with unimpeachable performance that produce outstanding results at the pixel level.

IRL the images will almost never display the difference that extra money bought. And when the fashion for bokeh subsides, the fast lenses will gather dust on Ebay just as they did before the current fashion froth.

I agree with your post until the last paragraph

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 20:50 UTC
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kristof93: "In terms of hardware, it is likely that mirrorless will catch up with DSLR." Haha, the A9 would like a word. 20 fps blackout free shooting with the world's best AF. No dslr will ever be able to do that.

The evf lag is noticeably less than the shutter blackout from even the fastest DSLR (1DX Mark II and D5).
You have to shoot with one eye looking through the evf and the other watching the action to see it, and even then it's usually imperceptible and always irrelevant to tracking a subject, doubly so when shooting high speed continuous vs a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2019 at 03:07 UTC
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Tony Northrup: I'm glad for this and we'll test it today... but losing all my settings is completely unacceptable. What other software do you update and it loses all your preferences? That's definitely going to cause some pros to miss shots because they forgot to re-map some button or other setting. I've customized my a9 gradually over the entire time I've owned it and there's no good way to know which settings are custom and which are default.

With all the changes, you'll probably want to remap your custom buttons anyway. I know I do.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2019 at 20:50 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 135mm F1.8 G Master lens (381 comments in total)
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Kaonashi: They want how much for this lens again? This is a joke.

@Kaonashi - honestly, a 135mm plus a 35, 40, or 50 (one of these, depending on preference) is a great combo for shooting weddings and events as a pro. Especially in combination with Sony's Eye AF and especially with the new FW coming to the A9. Personally, I have the Batis 135 and find it spectacular with zero plans to add 300g in order to gain 1.3 stops. Not all pros don't need a 70-200. Especially when the AF system is as good as it is with the A9 (and getting better).

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 15:55 UTC
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