CutTheShot

CutTheShot

Joined on Nov 11, 2017

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Mortal Lion: Government rules in favour of...

Alpa has won a case in the Chinese courts...

So courts equal government in China according to DPreview.

Mortal Lion, suggesting anyone watches Fox News is the cheapest shot you can take at anyone. How do you sleep at night spewing that kind of poison? Shame on you for suggesting anyone is a softhead that succumbed to Fox News. It is way too soon.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2020 at 16:29 UTC
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Mortal Lion: Government rules in favour of...

Alpa has won a case in the Chinese courts...

So courts equal government in China according to DPreview.

LOL this guy thinks there's trias politica in China... Mortal Lion, when is the end of President Xi's current term?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2020 at 01:13 UTC
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Photodog2: As more Chinese companies produce their own IP, China has been more careful about IP protection because it is now in their own interest to do so. This is actually well documented by a host of research.

...a host of unbiased research i'm sure.
is it just me or does china's most advanced stuff seem to revolve around tech that helps keep tabs on its people?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2020 at 00:55 UTC
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rockjano: The funniest is when one Chinese company copies the other one. It does happen often...

i agree, but then i'm thinking its all probably chinese gov subsidized spyware in the end.... and i stop laughing.
never gonna stop buying $100 4k 50" televisions and signing them into my networks though.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2020 at 00:53 UTC
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Marty4650: The judge ordered the defendant to pay "six figure damages." If those six figures were in Chinese currency (Yuan) then that means "somewhere between $14,000 and $140,000 USD. In other words, a token payment or mild slap on the wrist.

@landscaper1 i promise you the guy behind this is not your average Chinese person. He's probably had president Xi over for dinner on his mega yacht. This camera is probably nothing compared to what he rakes in in various other rampant intellectual property theft business ventures that are so profitable in China.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2020 at 00:51 UTC

the minute they release a foveon camera that is slightly less noisier, i'm jumping on L mount riding the sigma train.
i was so disappointed to read that the FP wasn't foveon... regardless, i ended up selling all my nikon f-mount stuff.
now i'm on a Z6 + kit lens and a bunch of rangefinder lenses WAITING...
waiting to sell that Z6+kit lens for a ticket to board the sigma foveon train into the land of the L MOUNT ALLIANCE.

Then i'll adapt all my rangefinder stuff to L mount and go all in.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2020 at 19:50 UTC as 24th comment

21mm f1.8 Ultron with a bigger/faster front element/group (same formula and size otherwise), no fixed hood (shorter), and added 2 aperture blades! Win!
I love my 21mm Ultron and wont be switching, but I know this lens will be awesome.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 20:56 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Sigma fp sample photos sample gallery (1 comment in total)

HIGH ISO???? Oh ... not a foveon sensor.. ugh i really thought i saw a unicorn there for a second.. :(

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 16:17 UTC as 1st comment
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User5814133619: With that Price, Size and Weight; I'll take the D850 any time.

yeah why is this damn thing so expensive?? even the S1 needs a $1k discount.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 18:36 UTC
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)
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MILC man: matt granger liked the bokeh on this lens, he compared it to both the canon 400/2.8 and the Nikon 400/2.8:

"The new 400mm from Sony is damn impressive. Looking at the images on my editing machine - it is crazy sharp, and the bokeh is as nice or better than the Nikon and Canon. It also has far less vignetting, and is lighter, faster to focus, and the added function buttons are really handy."
http://mattgranger.com/sony400

that's pretty strong praise, coming as it does from a self-admitted Nikon fanboi ;-)

@ MILC man
Sony was probably the best company to work for in terms of how they treated me. i have nothing but fond memories.

Re Granger.. yeah he wasn't paid, but they invited him, covered transport/food/lodging - Sony didn't put him in a motel6 and feed him stale bagels... he also is in an exclusive little group that guarantees him a lot of views for anyone looking for info on the lens and adds to his street credit. the carrot-on-the-stick here is OBVIOUS albeit fair game. you cannot deny that he is now invested in Sony.
YES canon does the same thing as I'm sure nikon and everybody else too. the issue i have here is that whereas canikon make great glass, i personally know that Sony will make and sell garbage intentionally... and to do this, they get these guys to push it HARD as you're seeing here.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 14:17 UTC
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)
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MILC man: matt granger liked the bokeh on this lens, he compared it to both the canon 400/2.8 and the Nikon 400/2.8:

"The new 400mm from Sony is damn impressive. Looking at the images on my editing machine - it is crazy sharp, and the bokeh is as nice or better than the Nikon and Canon. It also has far less vignetting, and is lighter, faster to focus, and the added function buttons are really handy."
http://mattgranger.com/sony400

that's pretty strong praise, coming as it does from a self-admitted Nikon fanboi ;-)

@ MILC man
"The shooting experience was arranged by Sony."
also, Sony also flew reviewers out to Italy recently for the Sony RX100 VI unveil.
the wining and dining is REAL. notice both of these sony products receive a ton of attention from dpreview?
these guys aren't rich and Sony knows how to treat them.
Sony has been working reviewers for decades.
As their legal team has some serious teeth and resources, I wouldn't give details, but I can say that I have worked on some real garbage for Sony that they somehow got popular/reputable magazines to write unbelievable puff pieces for before the garbage was even far enough along to recognize (compared to competition).
i'm not saying this lens is garbage, i'm saying the hype smells very familiar.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 05:02 UTC
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)
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snapa: As for all you trolls who are complaining and whinning about the bokeh, take another looks at the players, and how great the IQ and sharpness it. That is what you should be looking at and concentrating on rather than be background and bokeh. I quess Canikon fan boyz need something to put this great lens down to make you feel better about your Canikon lenses.

Wrong. Canikon fanboys have spent way too much on glass and want sony to make an actual good lens to drive prices down to reasonable levels.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 03:44 UTC
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)
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MILC man: matt granger liked the bokeh on this lens, he compared it to both the canon 400/2.8 and the Nikon 400/2.8:

"The new 400mm from Sony is damn impressive. Looking at the images on my editing machine - it is crazy sharp, and the bokeh is as nice or better than the Nikon and Canon. It also has far less vignetting, and is lighter, faster to focus, and the added function buttons are really handy."
http://mattgranger.com/sony400

that's pretty strong praise, coming as it does from a self-admitted Nikon fanboi ;-)

They're not "testing"anything. This was a controlled "wine and dine the starving YouTube influencers " event. I used to work for Sony. I know exactly how they roll. Their marketing and legal departments are godlike.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 01:45 UTC
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)
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David610: I opened the full size images ... I find the colors off-putting. I know most photos were shot under artificial light but the whites have a distinct color cast and the skin tones look unnatural. The green of the grass looks subdued. I blame the A9 not the lens. The bokeh also looks like contrived neutral. Overall I think the lens is amazing. Nikon get your FF MILC to market now.

This shot was "arranged by Sony."
And everyone seems to agree with you. Colors and bokeh are just not there. It looks like a pro nikon lens in white though. Sony is banking on marketing and that nobody actually buys this lens. The shills will definitely be seen with it.
Oh... and expect 4 or 5 more puff articles from dpreview about it.
No surprises, just sony trying to fabricate street cred.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 01:41 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (573 comments in total)

inb4 ken deletes his video

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 12:11 UTC as 132nd comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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Bershatsky: This looks like professionally lit and staged images - probably by Sony during an event. Thus, it is not a real world test and not going to accurately demonstrate the qualities of normal usage.

(but maybe these guys didn't get an invite?)

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 02:35 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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Bershatsky: This looks like professionally lit and staged images - probably by Sony during an event. Thus, it is not a real world test and not going to accurately demonstrate the qualities of normal usage.

sony flew everybody out to venice.... sony knows how to wine and dine starving reviewers

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 02:03 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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Kamox: This is the sixth homepage headline about this camera in three days.
I'm sure you're not Sony biased (and even if you were, I don't really care), but this doesn't help.
You could wait, do a comprehensive review, then wrap everything in a single post.

sony is all about marketing (and legal), so you'd better believe you're going to hear about any expensive piece of $%!^ they try to push regardless of how uninterested we all are in overpriced compact cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 09:56 UTC
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KonstantinosK: The Olympus is still the best in class. The only one with RAW.

good to know.
it also doesn't have GPS which should come standard in a rugged point and shoot.

i want to like the panasonic, but closer look seems to suggest they're just trying to sell a camera vs making a better camera that sells.
both have similar sized bsi sensors with the panasonic boosted to 6400 iso whereas the olympus will go to 12800... i interpret this as smaller photosites and more noisy megapixels (i'll pass).
AND the olympus also has FASTER glass f/2-4.9 vs panasonic's f/3-5.9.

panasonic is apparently going for cramming MOAR MEG@P1XELZ as opposed to better image quality. oh well... looks good on paper and i'm sure they'll sell a lot, but it is sad to see.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 20:52 UTC
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