PaulSnowcat

PaulSnowcat

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Works as a Game Designer
Joined on Nov 10, 2007
About me:

Amateur photographer, used quite alot cameras, starting with primitive film ones, then some film SLRs, some P&S digitals, Samsung GX-10, then used Olympus gear and was happy with is but when Olympus killed it's wonderful E system, I moved to Sony and currently I am a happy owner of A-7II.

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PaulSnowcat: Well... Canon makes good lenses... Looks like it moves to become a 3rd party lens manufacturer :)

I like SONY's colors better then Nikon's... That was the main cause when I switched to SONY several years ago.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:15 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Well... Canon makes good lenses... Looks like it moves to become a 3rd party lens manufacturer :)

One example. I've got my Canon 70-200/4 USM for 300$ in LN condition. SEL 70-200/4 costs FIVE times more.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Well... Canon makes good lenses... Looks like it moves to become a 3rd party lens manufacturer :)

True, you cannot use SONY's new tricky features. But it is as good as is used to be always on DLSRs when you have only Phase Detect AF. I could live with past DSLRs and I can live with it now. The price difference is 3-8 TIMES (!!!). I really have better means to spend money then pay thousands of dollars for having "Eye AF".

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 07:48 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Well... Canon makes good lenses... Looks like it moves to become a 3rd party lens manufacturer :)

Still very usable. And great IQ for the money.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 07:28 UTC
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dansclic: This is the one thing I still do not understand : why Canon is still so successfull. I agree they have some,fine lenses but many are so so.
Nikon is cheaper, Have better sensors, much more durability (shutter life 150.000 to 200.000 while 100.000 for Canon), compatibility with older lenses.... tell me, Îwould like to know why people are buying Canon instead of Nikon or Fuji which seems today a better alternative for people who do not need the expensive 400 f4 lenses

Canon has THE largest lens pool. And there are many good lenses. But... Now you can have a Sony camera and use it with Canon lenses (this is what I am doing).

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 07:21 UTC

Well... Canon makes good lenses... Looks like it moves to become a 3rd party lens manufacturer :)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 07:15 UTC as 317th comment | 12 replies

Interesting project. But Pulitzer? I guess Volvo spent LOTS of money to allow that to happen.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 22:41 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: This is absolutely NOTHING to discuss. 2% in Fro's usage is nothing. True, it can be THE shot that gets someone's career going, but the fact of the matter is that in any digital camera, we all face anomolies of some sort, at some time. We are now at a point where we are nitpicking about every little thing.

Anyone who hasn't had some sort of technical anomoly in digital photography with "conventional" gear already simply isn't shooting enough. Whether it be blowing highlights, dealing with red LEDs on stages, warm lighting, tungsten, intense point light sources, extremely fast-moving objects, auto focus, moire, and on and on. Hell, push many cameras in post and see some sort of curved-field banding/grid patterning show up.

Bottom line: we're all dealing with technical phenomena and anomolies already as part of digital photography.

Agreed, but it's important to point SONY to this problem so they can solve it (at least in the next camera).

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:37 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: So, this banding happens only when you use electronic shutter, right? Why not switch to mechanical then in such situations?

Will Olympus have same problems with their electronic shutter? I understand that no pros are using Olympus at the same situations, but will they have banding also or not?

Yep, point taken.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: So, this banding happens only when you use electronic shutter, right? Why not switch to mechanical then in such situations?

Will Olympus have same problems with their electronic shutter? I understand that no pros are using Olympus at the same situations, but will they have banding also or not?

There is no clear answer on both of the questions... They say that in THEORY mechanical shutter would see half of the bands. as for other systems - I can't see the answer at all...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)

So, this banding happens only when you use electronic shutter, right? Why not switch to mechanical then in such situations?

Will Olympus have same problems with their electronic shutter? I understand that no pros are using Olympus at the same situations, but will they have banding also or not?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 05:54 UTC as 111th comment | 6 replies
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PaulSnowcat: I owned Tamron 16-300 and it is an unexpectedly good lens. Stopped down it produced a brilliantly sharp picture from corner to corner at every focus length! I've parted with this lens only because now I use FF. Tamron, please, PLEASE make a Full Frame 24-300 or even 24-450 lens with the same IQ that 16-300 PZD has!

Yep I am thinking about getting it actually, but 24 vs 28 is a big difference for me, 24 is really better, 28 often is not enough.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 19:46 UTC

I owned Tamron 16-300 and it is an unexpectedly good lens. Stopped down it produced a brilliantly sharp picture from corner to corner at every focus length! I've parted with this lens only because now I use FF. Tamron, please, PLEASE make a Full Frame 24-300 or even 24-450 lens with the same IQ that 16-300 PZD has!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 18:51 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: So Pentax is going to be the first Chinese brand able to produce full lineup of cameras? This might be an interesting twist. Maybe someone like Xiaomi will buy Pentax...

I've never said anything about 1dollar. This perhaps will be something like already happened to Motorola, Hummer (cars I mean), Alcatel... They are all Chinese brands now. They continue to exist and they were not sold for 1 dollar. That's just a normal business.

Making cameras and especially optics is a very-very complicated process. China wants to get in this business (look at Laowa, Yongnuo, e.t.c), but basically now has to stick with the most basic designs. So perhaps they will want to buy a ready business like Pentax.

As for Tamron... Tamron is not a totally stand alone company. It more or less belongs to Sony... Sony does not need another camera division I think...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 07:22 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)

So Pentax is going to be the first Chinese brand able to produce full lineup of cameras? This might be an interesting twist. Maybe someone like Xiaomi will buy Pentax...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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Piotr Krochmal: Crisis? start to invest Ricoh! I have my precious K1. I love it but tracing AF is a joke. Yes its best for architecture But I had to buy Laowa 12mm lens. Why are you making pentamron 15-30? make something like Canon 17TS :).

Actually, this is why people buy Sony. With SONY E camera you can use Sony E, Sony A, Canon and Nikon lenses with AF! Extremely wide pool of lenses! Practically, everything you can imagine!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 19:44 UTC

This "NEW" filter sounds (and acts) exactly like DXO Clear View :)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

This thing is clearly made "like" SONY-HVL20M flash unit. I had that thing some time ago and I can say it is a VERY useful thing! THe main advantage is that you ALWAYS have it with you, so you never suffer without a flash when you need it. METZ made it more powerful (Sony's GN is 20), so it will be even better.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 21:07 UTC as 8th comment
On article Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 (75 comments in total)

Well expected result. A truly innovative camera is leading. Well deserted. While Canon's traditional soap opera type cameras are lagging behind.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 16:40 UTC as 6th comment
On article Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer (628 comments in total)

Time to... Buy something else, if you have not done so yet. To support oter software makers. I shifted to Serif's product and totally happy with it. And no subscription.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:42 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
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