XeroJay

XeroJay

Lives in Toronto
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Dec 4, 2007

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I'm sorry... The update process happens through the connected camera body? WTH Sigma, why did I have to pay for a separate USB dock for my Art lenses?!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 03:38 UTC as 7th comment | 11 replies
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Camillo: What a bunch of non sense. You get what pay for. Cheap blur, cheap lenses and small cheap sensor quality output. Will it ever eclipse dSLRS? no not a chance, this is a fancy toy that works so long as you never print, or you never have to view it on a 5K or more display which will become standard on every phone and tablet soon enough. On a 5K imac images from d850, Canon 5dr or 100 MPX medium format cameras begin to fall a part at 200% because 100% is too small a file size to work on at this resolutions. There simply is not enough detail and quality coming from this top cameras at 5K standards.

Maybe. The fact is, smartphones have closed much the gap to full frame DSLRs, and will absolutely one day eclipse full frame DSLRs...BUT, by that point, full frame DSLRs will be relics that nobody uses unless they're feeling nostalgic. What smartphones won't ever do, is close the gap between whatever the professional imaging format is at any given point in time.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 23:07 UTC

Oh that's great for Canon. Clearly they're focusing on all the right things while Sony continues snatching up their users.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 20:23 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply

So, you want something like the EOS-M? I'm confused... Or do you just want everyone to make a retro-style line?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 13:57 UTC as 388th comment

This was great! Now I know.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 23:58 UTC as 19th comment

Everyone saying this is a mirrorless issue... My Canon DSLRs all behaved the same when I attached a flash. At least with the Sony you can disable it for a proper preview.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 11:56 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

This kind of reminds me of when a government will go deep into debt, blow way past their budget, then start selling public assets so they can turn around and say "We did it all and still balanced the budget!".

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 21:08 UTC as 59th comment
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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 !

Those guys with external monitors are doing video, not photo.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 15:32 UTC
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S Yu: That's actually quite commonplace in China :)

@SignumX, I'm not American, but whatever.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 12:29 UTC
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S Yu: That's actually quite commonplace in China :)

Really? I thought China had the highest levels of respect for copyrights ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 19:55 UTC

Cool.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 14:18 UTC as 65th comment
On article Sony a7 III Review (2213 comments in total)
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XeroJay: Wow, so many sour grapes in the comments... Can't say I'm surprised though. Many people have a hard time accepting when something new surpasses what they've grown accustomed to. The writing is on the wall for the DSLR, and it's the A7III that wrote it. The DSLR is basically at the end of it's evolution as mirroress is in it's infancy, and it's at this critical point where the mirroress has just demonstrated that it is now the more capable system in most regards.

I think the DSLR will exist, but I think we're at it's brink right now. From here-on, we will see a transition where DSLR releases are fewer and fewer, and mirrorless become the logical replacements. Tell you what, let's circle back to this conversation one year from now, and if both Canon and Nikon have not both announced a full frame mirrorless line, and have fewer DSLR cameras in the works than their averages if the last 10 years, I'll eat my SD card.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 13:01 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2213 comments in total)

Wow, so many sour grapes in the comments... Can't say I'm surprised though. Many people have a hard time accepting when something new surpasses what they've grown accustomed to. The writing is on the wall for the DSLR, and it's the A7III that wrote it. The DSLR is basically at the end of it's evolution as mirroress is in it's infancy, and it's at this critical point where the mirroress has just demonstrated that it is now the more capable system in most regards.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 02:29 UTC as 144th comment | 8 replies
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)

THIS is a perfect example of the benefit of a great photography community like the one here at dpreview. Great work guys!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 14:25 UTC as 172nd comment
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LessMirrored19: So why their commercial product cameras have low DR and iso performance compared to competitors ?

@stopthegas: Ditto what cujel said. Also, I have the Sony A7III and the 5DIV, and I can tell you, that difference in DR is not something you'll ever see in real word use. Noise levels are the same. People worship these Sony sensors and bash Canon, but when you actually use them, there's nothing between them.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 01:55 UTC
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XeroJay: I swear, I have seen all of this being repeated as news for literally years now. I'm going back to bed until someone announces an actual production full frame sensor with global readout and north of 16-stops DR.
Yawn.

https://petapixel.com/2015/07/30/canon-just-unleashed-an-iso-4000000-camera/ (2015)
https://www.pcworld.com/article/2981493/video/canon-creates-120-megapixel-dslr-camera.html (also 2015)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 22:27 UTC
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LessMirrored19: So why their commercial product cameras have low DR and iso performance compared to competitors ?

The DR and ISO are very much in-line with the competition. Sure SoNikon may have a few cameras that peak with around a stop more DR, but they also have current bodies with lower DR than Canon. All of them are basically the same in high iso. I could show you, but meh.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 22:24 UTC

I swear, I have seen all of this being repeated as news for literally years now. I'm going back to bed until someone announces an actual production full frame sensor with global readout and north of 16-stops DR.
Yawn.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 22:19 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies

I've been a full time pro Canon user since 2004. There was a time I was tempted to move to the Nikon D3s, but held off, and glad I didn't... But I just bought the Sony A7III. Sony is just playing the game right nowadays, and it's very obvious to me that they have a clear vision for the future. Reading this interview with all of Canon's stupid, cryptic, non-answers tells me they haven't a clue where they are going. If this A7III preforms as well as I'm hoping, I'll be swapping my glass and not looking back.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 01:40 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply

Why would Canon ever give the world what we want? In all honesty though, I'm constantly inching closer to making the switch from Canon to Sony, and it's that full frame mirrorless that's driving me.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 21:02 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
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