Nikita66

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MF, I take it.
Can you just say so, DPR? It's professional journalism 101.

Even if a lens is all manual it would be nice if it had a chip to at least send setting data back to the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2020 at 18:06 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony ZV-1 (444 comments in total)

ugh, you have to be a total gear-head/tech geek to enjoy this.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 01:57 UTC as 4th comment
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KoolKool: i think the only "unusual and lame design" camera that escaped from downfall and successfully loved by everyone is Sony nex/a6xxx lines

I have many UI issues with the Sony a6xxx series menu system, but physical ergonomics have been okay for me.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 16:24 UTC
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Magnus Wedberg: What we can tell from this, is that it is a very good time to be a camera buyer.

Sure, if you have $4K - $5K to spend on photo gear. As a non-pro, I can't justify the cost of these.
The cost of photography as a hobby continues to creep beyond reason, IMO.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2020 at 13:38 UTC

Great, but if you don't have this stuff at home, you will likely not be able to buy it right now.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2020 at 17:20 UTC as 5th comment
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (859 comments in total)
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Nikita66: I just don't get the RX. For the cost of the latest one you can get a camera with a real sensor, the a6400+18-135, which is still fairly compact.

"I could show you pictures from both cameras, you’d not tell them apart."
Then why should anyone bother with bigger sensors at all?
These camera arguments are tiring.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2020 at 16:33 UTC
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Nikita66: So, "mirroring" Sigma. I wish someone, anyone, would do an AF UWA prime for APS-C. Like a 10mm 2.8.
Everyone praises the superiority of primes, but in this category, apparently, not necessary.

Usual reply, kobayashi, primes are good in every category but this one. And Tokina's 11-16, sells pretty well, and you basically use that like a prime, the FL range is so limited.

And Graham, Samyang makes a 12 2.0, for APS-C I'm considering, but I did suggest AF.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2020 at 20:27 UTC

So, "mirroring" Sigma. I wish someone, anyone, would do an AF UWA prime for APS-C. Like a 10mm 2.8.
Everyone praises the superiority of primes, but in this category, apparently, not necessary.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 18:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies

I went Sony over Fuji because the 18-135 was about $300 less than the Fuji version.
But now that I have it, I don't like it (a6400). It's sucked the joy out of photography for me. I can never remember all the settings, and settings change and I don't know what I did. It's more like a computer than a traditional camera, and computers ain't fun to me.

And BTW, no one makes an AF UWA prime for APS-C, like 10mm 2.8.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 10:11 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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DjangoChained: Fuji has two problems with their entry level lens lineup: The price of the XF 18-135 is way too high for a super zoom, and there is no affordable UWA zoom.

Agree, which is why I went Sony.
Though now that I have, I don't like it. It's sucked the joy out of photography for me. I can never remember all the settings, and settings change and I don't know why. It's more like a computer than a traditional camera, and computers ain't fun to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 10:08 UTC
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Rapidisimo: Hmm this is probably a manual lens right?

I assumed MF, but can't understand why it isn't simply mentioned.
How about Just be clear in the article, Burgett? Never assume your reader knows a basic fact like that.

I wonder if these MF lenses could still be designed with a chip to transmit exposure information, regardless of no AF mechanism?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2020 at 19:00 UTC

Manual focus I assume. Be nice if the article mentioned that.
And E-mount is APS-C, right?
Maybe Burgett could just be clear.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2020 at 18:01 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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Nikita66: Wow, the lack of interest doesn't look good for Nikon.
Nikon is just too slow to respond to a quickly changing market.

kb2, I think Nikon's sticking with the F mount is a problem now, as you say, but I think it helped in the conversion to digital. Nikon fell behind Canon in the digital era because they stuck with APS-C for too long, while Canon embraced FF. Nikon never recovered from their sluggish response to this.

More recently, they have been slow to move to mirrorless even though Sony is showing the way. And clearly, the Nikon 1 system was a strategic mistake. Those resources should have been put into a compact APC-C mirrorless system.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2019 at 16:18 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (859 comments in total)

I just don't get the RX. For the cost of the latest one you can get a camera with a real sensor, the a6400+18-135, which is still fairly compact.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 06:39 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Wow, the lack of interest doesn't look good for Nikon.
Nikon is just too slow to respond to a quickly changing market.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 06:27 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
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Aegon Targaryen: If Nikon gave the Z50 IBIS, it'd be backordered. Instead Nikon needs to beg people to try it.

Sometimes Nikon is so stupid it hurts. I'd say i hope they learn their lesson, but they never ever ever ever ever ever do...

marc, honestly, you're the illogical one here. IBIS is a recognized benefit, including it and wanting it are logical, on any camera.
And the body is too small? Unlikely; the Sony a6500/a6600 has it and that body is smaller than this, I believe.
Funny how someone says they want a feature and you want to argue about it.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 22:05 UTC

I might have tried this six months ago, although the lenses I want aren't available.
(super compact - Sony size - 18-135 and UWA prime, like a compact 10 mm 2.8).
Not altogether happy with my new a6400.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 21:58 UTC as 10th comment
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DFPanno: I have the AF-ON button (Alpha FF) dedicated to "Tracking ON".

I can be in any Focus Area and initiate tracking. Eliminates the need to choose between tracking and non-tracking versions on the same AF areas.

My AEL button is set to activate "Eye-AF". This will initiate Eye-AF if you are in a "Flexible Spot" area and you subject's eye lies is outside that area. It will lock on the eye instantaneously rather than waiting for you to move the spot over to the subjects face.

(Obviously not needed if you are in the WIDE AF area.)

Okay, that's helpful, thanks.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2019 at 22:32 UTC
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DFPanno: I have the AF-ON button (Alpha FF) dedicated to "Tracking ON".

I can be in any Focus Area and initiate tracking. Eliminates the need to choose between tracking and non-tracking versions on the same AF areas.

My AEL button is set to activate "Eye-AF". This will initiate Eye-AF if you are in a "Flexible Spot" area and you subject's eye lies is outside that area. It will lock on the eye instantaneously rather than waiting for you to move the spot over to the subjects face.

(Obviously not needed if you are in the WIDE AF area.)

But this means you have to be in AF-C all the time, and I find AF tracking comes automatically in AF-C sometimes when you don't want it to.
Have you never experienced this?

Example: shooting distant static subject through a tree, breeze blows leaves, camera starts focus tracking leaves.
Example: shooting distant sunset down a city street, camera starts tracking moving car in the foreground.
This is annoying as hell, because I lack control.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 06:18 UTC
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Nikita66: I expected to be able to assign a custom button to tracking on. Hit it again to stop tracking. Seems simple enough, but you can't actually do that (a6400).

You are basically forced to switch back and forth between AF-S and AF-C, an extra step and missed opportunity, in street shooting for example, to avoid tracking coming on automatically.

Okay, thanks guys. I'll try it.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 06:09 UTC
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