Jefftan

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fPrime: Right now Sony serves as a catalyst to push the laggard Canon and Nikon franchises from their lazy perch. I enjoy that. If they ever resolve their haptics, UI, and customer service issues I might even buy one.

for most people APS-C is the best sensor size for price/weight/IQ
for most full frame is expensive/heavy/similar IQ as APS-C especially in low ISO up to 800

But camera company don't want u to buy APS-C because that is not where the profit is
so almost all deliberately ignore APS-C lens lineup and want to force people to buy full frame

Now only Fuji is serious about APS-C but they use the X-trans which I don't want

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 03:21 UTC
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fPrime: Right now Sony serves as a catalyst to push the laggard Canon and Nikon franchises from their lazy perch. I enjoy that. If they ever resolve their haptics, UI, and customer service issues I might even buy one.

"You have seen the brilliant A6300 and more brilliant A6500 cameras right?"

U are right, I just got A6500 and the camera is just stunning
but lens is another story, I am using 10-18mm (if not for this lens there is no choice but to leave the Sony system)

other than this lens, no lens i really care in Sony APS-C e-mount
for example no AF ultra wide fast prime (like 18mm F2)
or even AF wide fast prime (like 24mm F2)

zeiss 16-70 F4 is a premium price kit lens
18-105 at 400 gram is too heavy for me

actually the pancake 16-50 kit lens maybe interesting, that is if u find a good copy

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 03:16 UTC
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Jefftan: I really don't know why so many people argue and complain about control/meun/buttons on camera

If a camera is good and get the auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance right there is no need for much control beyond maybe simple exposure compensation (for artistic effect)

I have yet to see a camera that always get the auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance right (maybe such camera exist but i am not aware of any)

Should argue which camera company have better auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance and not menu/buttons

"Most decent smartphone cameras get it right on white balance and exposure ....and no buttons"

amazing why camera lag behind smartphone in getting these right
software issue?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
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JPnyc: i know it's a horrible thought but my pick will soon be the next smartphone generation, i honestly don't think i will ever buy another camera again after i'll get a new phone. likely this will be something like an iPhone 8 or so.
simply because smartphone picture quality is really quite astounding these days, plus you just can't beat the "it's always there" factor. and the videos are great too. and the easy integration with all the apps and social media and whatnot ...
what do you guys think? honestly!

"auto HDR+ where it takes somehow up to 9 exposures in a split second"

i guess only in good light, low light same horrible noise as other small sensor

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 08:03 UTC

I really don't know why so many people argue and complain about control/meun/buttons on camera

If a camera is good and get the auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance right there is no need for much control beyond maybe simple exposure compensation (for artistic effect)

I have yet to see a camera that always get the auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance right (maybe such camera exist but i am not aware of any)

Should argue which camera company have better auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance and not menu/buttons

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 03:45 UTC as 40th comment | 7 replies
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fPrime: Right now Sony serves as a catalyst to push the laggard Canon and Nikon franchises from their lazy perch. I enjoy that. If they ever resolve their haptics, UI, and customer service issues I might even buy one.

to "RubberDials"

I agree with most except the lens part
Sony have better APS-C lens lineup compare with Canon? I am not sure but find it hard to believe

Sony now abandon APS-C and the lens lineup is terrible

Sony FE lens lineup catching up fast is true but APS-C lens not

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 03:40 UTC

interesting time. something big is coming to camera world next year in 2018

as rumor suggest, next year all Canon/Nikon/Sony will have their full frame mirrorless ready to battle it out

last 5 years is boring. Next 5 years is not. It will determine the future direction of camera and the whole industry

When the dust settle. What will happen to APS-C / 2nd tier camera company is anyone guess

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 03:30 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
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Bambi24: .
Sony is a tech company.
Canon is a photography company.

Sony wants to sell sensors.
Canon wants to sell cameras.

Sony users love specs.
Canon users love photography.

using Canon lens on Sony camera (sensor) get the best of both world
no need to argue

This is fact. Sony have the best sensor, Canon EF has the best lens

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 03:27 UTC
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Karroly: Same concept with a 1" sensor, please, and I might be interested. I do not care if it makes a bigger camera.

It is strange only Leica make such camera
u would think normal people care about toughness more
for the rich, if camera damage just buy another one

really strange only Leica make one

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 06:18 UTC
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JPnyc: i know it's a horrible thought but my pick will soon be the next smartphone generation, i honestly don't think i will ever buy another camera again after i'll get a new phone. likely this will be something like an iPhone 8 or so.
simply because smartphone picture quality is really quite astounding these days, plus you just can't beat the "it's always there" factor. and the videos are great too. and the easy integration with all the apps and social media and whatnot ...
what do you guys think? honestly!

small sensor and as a result
lack of dynamic range at daytime
horrible noise at low light

no zoom, no real shutter button, no DXO prime NR even for popular Samsung Galaxy S7/S8,

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 08:57 UTC
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zzzxtreme: I have few cameras and lenses. what I miss most is the Nikon V1 + 10mm f/2.8 (28mm ff equivalent).

isn't Nikon 1 2.7x crop, than 27mm not 28mm

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 08:34 UTC
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Jefftan: My pick is E 16mm, why?
1 cheap
2 I like 24mm equivalent
3 use at F8 or F5.6 even at low light (just push up ISO and use DXO prime), IQ is at least acceptable and not as bad as most said

2nd pick is Fuji 18mm F2 but 27mm is a lot narrower for landscape compare with 24mm

another pick if u don't mind small MFT sensor is
Olympus 12mm F2
again for the 24mm FL , a wide FL for landscape is my most important consideration

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 07:13 UTC

My pick is E 16mm, why?
1 cheap
2 I like 24mm equivalent
3 use at F8 or F5.6 even at low light (just push up ISO and use DXO prime), IQ is at least acceptable and not as bad as most said

2nd pick is Fuji 18mm F2 but 27mm is a lot narrower for landscape compare with 24mm

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 05:00 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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Jefftan: Mirrorless is the future. Coming head of DSLR only a matter of time especially in Asia
People in Asia just hate big and heavy

"Mirrorless cameras make up a historic high proportion of these sales, and now account for 36% of all the ILCs shipped, though they make up only 25.6% of the value of those shipments"

"this myth of the DSLR being "better"

mirrorless just by being lighter weight is "better"
Who like heavy weight? Who want to weight lift doing photography?

As photographer is aging in general (now well known there is much less young photographer than old/middle age)
The desire for low weigh would assure the decline of DSLR. Only question is fast or slow

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
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Jefftan: Mirrorless is the future. Coming head of DSLR only a matter of time especially in Asia
People in Asia just hate big and heavy

"Mirrorless cameras make up a historic high proportion of these sales, and now account for 36% of all the ILCs shipped, though they make up only 25.6% of the value of those shipments"

Also the matter of style. In Asia (most likely other parts of the word) there is nothing that destroy your style more than a big monster DSLR

Forget about stylish for both men and women.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 09:08 UTC

Mirrorless is the future. Coming head of DSLR only a matter of time especially in Asia
People in Asia just hate big and heavy

"Mirrorless cameras make up a historic high proportion of these sales, and now account for 36% of all the ILCs shipped, though they make up only 25.6% of the value of those shipments"

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 09:07 UTC as 54th comment | 11 replies

It is Nikon choice if they want 1 system to survive or not
some pancake fast prime (especially wide and ultra wide)
light telephoto lens

1 system can still sell, all Nikon choice

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 04:16 UTC as 3rd comment

If I am Nikon I would make more long telephoto lens and hope to convince someone with a full frame to buy a 2nd camera

This is the only way Nikon 1 can survive

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 03:30 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

Panasonic should make a lightweight 8mm prime lens
huge demand

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 08:41 UTC as 4th comment
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Gabor Ruppert: So this is a lens which supports a smaller sensor than the Sony 10-18, but more expensive, bigger and heavier. What's the point I'm missing?

I have the Sony 10-18mm
At 10mm the edge (actually about 1/4 of image from edge) is totally blur
u don't need to look at it 100%. Can just see it in my 1280x720 computer monitor
unbelievable. I regret buying this expensive lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
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