armandino

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On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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thomas2279f: Good camera from Sony putting competition on Canon and Nikon to up their games, my gripes is again small body and the overload balance especially hiking a mid to heavy lens on to it, small battery and compartment and why didn't Sony use XQD card slot in it ? - especially for 4k, 10 fps, etc.

@AZheaven
of course one of the advantages of the EVF is that you can see your exposure real time, so you can see the histogram real time, you can also engage (I do all the time) zebra for the overexposed areas real time, so no need of chimping...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 04:49 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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thomas2279f: Good camera from Sony putting competition on Canon and Nikon to up their games, my gripes is again small body and the overload balance especially hiking a mid to heavy lens on to it, small battery and compartment and why didn't Sony use XQD card slot in it ? - especially for 4k, 10 fps, etc.

@AZheaven
if you are shooting a lot without turning on, off, review etc you get many more shots than what a camera is rated for, because it does not reflect the standard used. I can get more than 6,000 shots on a battery if I am simply shooting, i.e. sports with my A9. The A7 is supposed to be even better.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 05:28 UTC
On article Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display (378 comments in total)
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falconeyes: What's so special about a 0.5 type EVF?
A FF camera matte screen would be "1.7" type and brighter than 1000 nits on a sunny day too (with a fast lens). Seems like a long way to go still. Note that an 1.7" screen has 11 times the total brightness for a given surface luminance.

@falconeyes
"the comment by @armadino is typical for amateurs, like loud music equals better music ... The many likes is proof."
your ability in assuming my photography engagement level says a lot about your statements credibility. Honestly, I am not even going to bother presenting my credential, not worth my time.
Karroly, that is what with Sony is called live view display on/off and you can program any button to toggle the effect when desirable or not

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 03:58 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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thomas2279f: Good camera from Sony putting competition on Canon and Nikon to up their games, my gripes is again small body and the overload balance especially hiking a mid to heavy lens on to it, small battery and compartment and why didn't Sony use XQD card slot in it ? - especially for 4k, 10 fps, etc.

XQD at this price point? Still has a buffer that makes Canon and Nikon peers look pretty lame. Small battery? Same life as Canikon competitors. Small body? Add a battery grip with 2x battery capacity.
Let's move on...

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 16:12 UTC
On article Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display (378 comments in total)
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vscd: EVF? I use the unlimited resolution of my OVF ;)

@vscd
how good is the unlimited resolution of the OVF in the dark? you get a great unlimited resolution of uniform black :-)

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 00:43 UTC
On article Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display (378 comments in total)
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falconeyes: What's so special about a 0.5 type EVF?
A FF camera matte screen would be "1.7" type and brighter than 1000 nits on a sunny day too (with a fast lens). Seems like a long way to go still. Note that an 1.7" screen has 11 times the total brightness for a given surface luminance.

I do not care how bright it is in a bright daylight, but in very dark condition, that is where the EVF really shines (no pun intended) with a fast lens.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 00:40 UTC
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armandino: Canon and Nikon need to bring outstanding innovation and performance, so good that people will be ok with dealing with adapters. This will do themselves 2 favours:
1) fresh new market to a stagnant camera business
2) Business to a new dedicated lens system that will over time replace the old one.
Basically what Sony has done so far but better, because they are starting late and they need to satisfy pros demand.

@dprived prev
Dear dprived. There are businesses and businesses. There is the restaurant that has been serving the same menu since its opening and the one with the latest recipe that no one has heard of yet. Both have clients, however in a fast moving society the second one is more likely to be fit for survival.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 09:12 UTC
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armandino: Canon and Nikon need to bring outstanding innovation and performance, so good that people will be ok with dealing with adapters. This will do themselves 2 favours:
1) fresh new market to a stagnant camera business
2) Business to a new dedicated lens system that will over time replace the old one.
Basically what Sony has done so far but better, because they are starting late and they need to satisfy pros demand.

@dprived prev
"Pros are business people, if innovative feature impacts their business then it is worth considering"
this is true for every business, and thus, photographers too. I take pictures for living and i know many that do, we are no exception to business decisions and strategical planning. Best businesses make smart investments and many of these investments include innovation to stay ahead of the game. Not to mention that there are many many prosumers out there....

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 08:19 UTC
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Daft Punk: ."For me, telephoto lenses ruin mirrorless cameras. There, I've said it.

Telephoto lenses for mirrorless are just as long as their DSLR counterparts, so there's no size benefit to throwing away your mirror. Worse still, these long, heavy lenses demand that mirrorless cameras develop the bulky, bulbous grips that SLRs have evolved since the 1990s."

This makes no sense at all. I am surprised at you, Richard.

The size benefit of removing the mirror is irrelevant in this case. Using a tele lens with any camera is better when the camera has a grip and size that allows you to have a good hold of it.

Removing the mirror simply removes an element of vibration and increases the ability to engineer solutions in stabilisation that allow for the use of lower shutter speeds.

This makes mirrorless tech ultimately a big advantage for telephoto users too. We may or may not be there yet but it will happen.

Disappointing, Richard. Your case makes no logical sense.

@xPhoenix
what camera did you use with the Nikon 200-500? Also keep in mind that the A7RIII AF is definitely not state of the art as it uses the A7RII sensor. You might need to compare with the A7III or A9

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 07:59 UTC
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EduPortas: Canon's SL1/SL2
Nikon's 3400

Both are APS-C, smaller and lighter than a bunch of mirrorless systems. The lens ecosystem is already there. Hard to convince people to go full mirrorless unless you go really high-end.

size is not the only reason for mirrorless, btw how are you enjoying your pentamirror in your tiny viewfinder in the SL1?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 07:53 UTC
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armandino: Canon and Nikon need to bring outstanding innovation and performance, so good that people will be ok with dealing with adapters. This will do themselves 2 favours:
1) fresh new market to a stagnant camera business
2) Business to a new dedicated lens system that will over time replace the old one.
Basically what Sony has done so far but better, because they are starting late and they need to satisfy pros demand.

@dprived prev
" isn't just because these companies haven't had something new or innovative lately ... there are many other factors involved as well, namely, the would-be buyers inability to spend cash on fancy expensive toys!"
I have never seen as many expensive toy as in the last decade. How much people spend in smartphones and travelling?
"and TRUE "pros" don't always rely on new toys really ... they just make the best use of whatever that's available to them, even if it's a decades-old equipment!"
Pros are business people, if innovative feature impacts their business then it is worth considering, if not then it is not needed and squeezing business out of outdated equipment is not in conflict with such modus operandi.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 07:48 UTC

Canon and Nikon need to bring outstanding innovation and performance, so good that people will be ok with dealing with adapters. This will do themselves 2 favours:
1) fresh new market to a stagnant camera business
2) Business to a new dedicated lens system that will over time replace the old one.
Basically what Sony has done so far but better, because they are starting late and they need to satisfy pros demand.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 07:20 UTC as 79th comment | 8 replies
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michaeladawson: The premise in the title of this article is already a non-starter for me. I DO NOT WANT A COMPANION CAMERA!!! Got it?

I am a Nikon die-hard. My D810 and D5 have an AF system that is so much better than mirrorless it's not even worth discussing.

But I have been using Fuji mirrorless for a while now. I want Nikon to produce a better Fuji product. I don't want a "companion" camera.

The lacking AF capabilities on the Fuji system are the only thing that prevents me from dumping Nikon. Give technology a year or two and that need to keep Nikon will go away.

Wake up Nikon.

@michaeladawson

"I am a Nikon die-hard. My D810 and D5 have an AF system that is so much better than mirrorless it's not even worth discussing."
...mmm... no I do not think so... have you heard of the A9? :-)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 07:09 UTC
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ccarrier: For the same price, you can have 1 Tb of storage, Word, Excel, Power Point and Access with Microsoft! Not really a deal from Google!

Microsoft in my opinion handled its cloud strategy very poorly since the beginning, without a clear vision and frustrating the users: at the beginning they offered three services that would sort of compete among each other and not talk to each other: livesync, livemesh, and skydrive. Skydrive offered up to 15 GB free when everyone else out there offered 2 to 5. Livemesh was an amazing thing with a futuristic and fun interface, of course they dumbed it down after a few years and forced everyone to upgrade to Win7 in order to keep using it while the simple and very cool livesync was phased out. One year after forcing people to upgrade to Win 7 Microsoft decided to phase out livemesh too, the best cloud service yet in favour of skydrive, the most lousy one. Finally they changed skydrive into one drive and did something unheard of: taking storage away from people, downgrading the the free storage capacity. I do think i will waste any more time in the future with Microsoft.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 15:02 UTC

Jottacloud is unlimited for $9.99/month

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 02:44 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

I though this was a pretty commonly known thing. I have been doing it for a long time.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 00:10 UTC as 24th comment
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Pete_W: As expected, there is much weeping and gnashing of teeth from Canon and Nikon owners now that DPR is recommending FF mirrorless. The future of DSLR looks grim.

Well, I guess Pete bit me by few seconds on commenting...

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 02:13 UTC
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Pete_W: As expected, there is much weeping and gnashing of teeth from Canon and Nikon owners now that DPR is recommending FF mirrorless. The future of DSLR looks grim.

I might be wrong but I feel that Pete_W is more about being fed up with the majority of negative comments here that are for the most part unsubstantiated and clearly coming from vocal DSLRs users that cannot accept that their favourite system is now definitely marked as past its golden time and things will start changing quickly.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 02:12 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Poor quality EVF alone is enough to reject this camera. It might still take years & years before high quality EVFs drop in cost and become available in 2000 USD cameras ... Before that, I keep enjoying my D750 OVF while shooting. Viewfinder quality is most important part of the camera during shooting experience. And then I did not list yet all the unacceptable shortcomings of this particular Sony model ... just a piece of crap !

@Zakzoezie
"Poor quality EVF alone is enough to reject this camera"
Have you actually tried it? I do not think that criticism has been done for been "poor" but not being "as good as". Many reviewers did not observe a huge difference in the user experience.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 15:18 UTC
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AKH: "The Sony a7 III is the best camera you can buy for under $2000" - in Europe it is closer to $3000, so I don't agree :-)

So how does it compare to its peers in price in Europe?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 15:15 UTC
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