Xentinus

Xentinus

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Xentinus: Not to cannibalize their DSLR sales, letting another company to do that, is one of the major mistakes of Canikon.
Last 10-15 years, many people I know switched from Canon to Nikon. But since the announcement of a6000 and full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras, people started switching from Nikon to Canon. Because they are able to use awesome Canon glasses on their Sony cameras, which have the best sensor available.
So when some people were thinking it will affect Canon more than Nikon, I knew they were wrong, cause even I wanted to switch from Nikon to Canon and use Sony as a second body.
Sony stole Nikon users directly and indirectly. Especially wedding photographers.

IMO;
1-Nikon has to make a partnership with a big sensor company (Samsung)
2-They need to gain experiences on smart phone business. Even if they will not produce smartphones one day. Cause photography is running to the videography and applications are very important nowadays. They will have to be more creative and this is possible if only they are in this business.
3-They have to be "third-party friendly"

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 02:26 UTC

Not to cannibalize their DSLR sales, letting another company to do that, is one of the major mistakes of Canikon.
Last 10-15 years, many people I know switched from Canon to Nikon. But since the announcement of a6000 and full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras, people started switching from Nikon to Canon. Because they are able to use awesome Canon glasses on their Sony cameras, which have the best sensor available.
So when some people were thinking it will affect Canon more than Nikon, I knew they were wrong, cause even I wanted to switch from Nikon to Canon and use Sony as a second body.
Sony stole Nikon users directly and indirectly. Especially wedding photographers.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 02:26 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
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mezastel: Sample pictures need to be shown at 100% scan size in order to determine whether or not this is worth the effort. If he got his focussing right and is getting 200MP images on a budget, that's excellent! Especially considering how much GX618 and similar cameras cost.

The result will be exactly the same as a photo taken by using a medium format analog camera, which has Kreuznach 90mm f/8 lens on it.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
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Impulses: Having three UWA zoom options in such a short span is definitely quick progress for their FE lineup.

T3,
brother, I didnt say or mean they need to dublicate every lens...I really dont understand why u are assuming some things which I didnt even imply.
Im not gonna say "they don't need to dublicate"...I will say "they shouldn't duplicate" which means I agree and I even go further. For example 24-120 f4...its apsc equivalent is 16-80 f2.8...of course it will cost more than 24-120 f4 for ff and will be huge...so of course they should not make this lens. or 16-50 1.8 lens.

this also explains my point of view why I said "HAS TO"...It means if u can not produce a lens which s not cheaper and smaller of FF equivalent, then there is simply no point producing it.
But yes they need to produce 1.8 prime lenses for aps-c only...cuz it will be smaller and/or cheaper.
And of course they should give priority for a good 16-70 lens which is affordable or let me say, which deserves its price.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 04:22 UTC
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Impulses: Having three UWA zoom options in such a short span is definitely quick progress for their FE lineup.

T3,
please read my posts again. I actually emphasized that Sony needs a standard zoom lens, not 12-24. I already said "I was not talking about uw lenses particularly" but you are making comments without even reading or understanding what you have read.
About Tony Nothrup; buy it or not, it is not his opinion, it is the fact! If you say "I don't believe in math" then I can't help you.
If Sony was following Canikon, they would have not been where they are now.
I don't assume aps-c lenses would be much cheaper, let me make it clear for you:
aps-c lenses HAS to be cheaper or there is no point making an aps-c format.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 01:49 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)
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Retzius: All this will result in is another version of the 18-55mm lens

if that 18-55 is gonna be 1.8 Im in lol

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)
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wakaba: My phone killed my Nikons. It's networked, does 4k, raw and lasts 1day and costs 500$. I will not buy a Nikon FF anymore. I however would buy a networked, 4k, raw MF body running Android with mirror or mirrorless with glaslrism and as usable as a BlacKmagic cinema. That is worth to me 1000$. Restructuring is just a shuffle and means squat to me as a consumer. Change your product now or die.

at least he knows what he needs and what he wants! Im not sarcastic.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
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Impulses: Having three UWA zoom options in such a short span is definitely quick progress for their FE lineup.

Please watch this video at least from 3:30 to 4:00...Only 30 seconds and you will understand my point.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDbUIfB5YUc

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 06:58 UTC
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Impulses: Having three UWA zoom options in such a short span is definitely quick progress for their FE lineup.

Sorry clearly you are missing something here. what is the point, using a huge 12-24 f4 or 16-35 2.8 lens on aps-c sensor? Especially while they are very expensive!
aps-c is built for compromises.
Yes CaNikon is making mistakes, thats why Sony is increasing its market share.
And I don't question or complain why they are releasing more lenses for their ff line-up.
You are gonna buy a very expensive product to use %60 of it. It is gonna be bigger than it supposed to be and focal length will be almost normal not uw.

I was not talking about uw lenses particularly. So RubberDials, your comment makes no sense at all.
Impulses, I agree with you for those focal lengths. But when it is about 12mm to 85mm, aps-c sensor requires aps-c only lenses.
Sony still doesn't have a well-priced and decent walk around lens. Don't mention that over priced average 16-70 zeiss!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 06:39 UTC
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Impulses: Having three UWA zoom options in such a short span is definitely quick progress for their FE lineup.

CCD FTW,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDbUIfB5YUc

I know you can use them on aps-c sensor too. But this is not the point.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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Impulses: Having three UWA zoom options in such a short span is definitely quick progress for their FE lineup.

They should have announced some lenses for their aps-c users!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 00:51 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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vadims: Bringing in (and using) a gray card would have been nice.

I'm generally OK with "processing to taste", but not when green cast is replaced with magenta cast, as is the case with the first image. Having a gray card would have removed an unnecessary variable.

As to the second sample (tennis), I'm a bit surprised you draw attention to the background track: the biggest difference (to me) is the table color, which looks almost purple on the OOC JPEG, while (properly?) blue on RAW conversion. But... the biggest difference in perception comes from the increased contrast of the second (processed RAW) image; I have a feeling we're comparing apples to oranges here.

Getting WB right by the camera *is* important, whatever folks relying on PP-only WB adjustments of their RAWs might think; it's a a big extra bonus that should not be underestimated. Hence properly testing it is important. So, DPR team, please do bring gray card next time ;-)

I don't think they bring gray card with Canikon too. I really support Sony for its innovation, but they really need to have proper and standard color reproduction, if they wanna play for the top.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 23:00 UTC

This is what big boys should also do. Very compact lenses with wider aperture for smaller sensors.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 17:56 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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sknai16: I would not want to take this camera into D5 or D500 territory with respect to dust and water. The specs look great, but one still has the feeling that this would not stand up to the hardships that top DSLRs at half the price will withstand. Try all this electronics at minus ten C and you might be "deadly" surprised.
However, if they packaged these specs into a body that is really insulated and dust and water resistant like a working DSLR, watch out NIKCanon!

T3,
ok thank you! ^^

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:14 UTC
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WRvS: Work of Art! What a beautiful, and innovative camera. That new zoom is also a NICE one. Now it is sit and wait until we can admire what people actually are able to photograph with it.

what zoom? I guess I missed it...clear zoom or new zoom lens you mean?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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sknai16: I would not want to take this camera into D5 or D500 territory with respect to dust and water. The specs look great, but one still has the feeling that this would not stand up to the hardships that top DSLRs at half the price will withstand. Try all this electronics at minus ten C and you might be "deadly" surprised.
However, if they packaged these specs into a body that is really insulated and dust and water resistant like a working DSLR, watch out NIKCanon!

T3, what kind of slicon cover u are using?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

This is amazing for the 100th anniversary!
oh wait...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:07 UTC as 216th comment | 2 replies

Frankly I don't care who is #1 or #2...What I care and hope is, Nikon to stay in competition. Sony used the opportunities very well. They also took risk and created new market. So they deserve kudos.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:54 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
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PocketOrigin: The surprising part is Canon sold more 5D and 1Dx more than Sony's A7 Series. That's interesting. o.o

why interesting? there are many people who already have awesome Canon glasses. Of course they would have bought 5D and 1Dx.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:49 UTC
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PHtorino: The lens looks really promising. Inclusion of that flash ring really sets it apart. Kudos to canon.

techjedi,
what about video?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 23:36 UTC
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