XeroJay

XeroJay

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

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I'm of mixed feelings about much of the direction that computational/AI photography is trending towards. On one hand, it's all very cool and allows for results that seemingly defy the traditional laws and limitations of photography. On the other hand, there's a purist in me who's been a full time pro photographer for 18 years, and I can't help but feel conflicted in a sense. I suppose it's only a matter of time before this level of AI and beyond creeps into "real" cameras... but is it "real photography" if AI is doing so much of the heavy lifting?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 13:15 UTC as 96th comment | 6 replies
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (747 comments in total)
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StillandMovingImages: Thank you for the very forthright video review of the EOS R. Thus far, the reviews of the EOS R that I have read and seen are very disappointing. The reviews, thus far, of the Z7 do not appear to be markedly better. I hope that Panasonic learns from Canon and Nikon's mistakes and offers something comparable to Sony.

I think the Panasonic looks awesome... In fact, if Canon or Nikon released the exact same camera, I would bet it would be the one to beat. Unfortunately though, Panasonic just didn't have the name in the photography world just yet, outside of the GH for mainly video work.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 01:03 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (747 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: for video 1 slot is fine.

i mean who shoots video to 2 cards? anyone? that´d be crazy! you´d fill so much space so fast!

We do.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 00:57 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (747 comments in total)
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Hautedawg: THANK YOU for pointing out how useless top plate LCDs are on milc!!!!

First person with the balls to admit it.

Yup. The only reason I ever used the top LCD on any camera ever was to check the mode on the 1D series... And since a mode dial negates this need, I have zero use for a top LCD on a body.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 00:56 UTC

Well this is where things get interesting. "Smart cameras" could see some huge benefits over conventional algorithms and if Google's pixel cameras is any indication, it could really get is closer to bypassing post production for many applications. AI is inevitability in the cards as far as future photography goes, and Sony is the most obvious candidate to begin the process of pioneering.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 01:54 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (892 comments in total)
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XeroJay: Well, I guess it's pretty evident that Sony absolutely got it right with the A7III and A7RIII, as every other camera maker is now doing their own copycat models.

@webber15: I don't see your point. If you think all these other companies just happened to come up with their own designs for 24mp and 40+mp cameras as firsts for their new FF mirrorless format without being at least inspired by Sony, then that's being naive. Sony nailed it with those two cameras, and it has literally changed the course of photography forever, as Nikon, Canon, and now Pentax are just playing copycat.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:35 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (892 comments in total)

Well, I guess it's pretty evident that Sony absolutely got it right with the A7III and A7RIII, as every other camera maker is now doing their own copycat models.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:08 UTC as 173rd comment | 16 replies
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riveredger: I suspect the higher performing EVF on the Nikon is what kills the battery life.

I suspect it's the more power hungry XQD, and hence one of the reasons they only included one.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 13:52 UTC
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XeroJay: ... And come Thursday nobody will care, because everyone will be focused on Nikon Z mount.

Well, so far it looks like most of the comments posted are about mirrorless or Z mount, so... I guess I'm not wrong.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 01:26 UTC

... And come Thursday nobody will care, because everyone will be focused on Nikon Z mount.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 19:32 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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vFunct: Pros don't use mirrorless. That is all you need to know about how useless they are for photography.

Just go to any press event, and look at the cameras. None of them are mirrorless.

Vfunct is obviously mistaken here. Let him be wrong. He'll figure it out in his own in due time.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 12:46 UTC
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OlHeath: Looks like the touchscreen has much better functionality than the Sony's, i really hope so, to get Sony to sort this crap out.

You got that from that one clip where they were using on screen back/next buttons instead of swiping?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 12:43 UTC
On article Sony takes five at the 2018-19 EISA awards (303 comments in total)

I feel like the D850 is Nikon's DSLR swan song. One last great DSLR before the focus becomes mirrorless...

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2018 at 18:59 UTC as 11th comment
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aris14: What a misleading graph..! Typical new-kid-in-the-block depiction. This new kid has some truly good product and there is no need for overreacting. Unless...

Right, and Sony was one of the first in the digital photography business. Thanks for the history lesson, which kind of counters your original post.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 14:00 UTC
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retr01976: I am curious, who is buying them ? I like Sony, so this isn't a knock against them but I have been on numerous photo walks, workshops, exhibits and the like over the last few months traveling everywhere and have yet to see one person shooting Sony. (was honestly hoping to meeting some Sony photogs). It's always your "general" Nikon / Canon crowd with a few odds and ends (Fuji etc) mixed in.

@T3: I'm not sure I qualify as a younger generation... I'm over 40 and have been shooting professionally for over18 years ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 16:08 UTC
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aris14: What a misleading graph..! Typical new-kid-in-the-block depiction. This new kid has some truly good product and there is no need for overreacting. Unless...

Yeah, no. Sony is not a new name in this industry. They're neither new nor small. Just gaining well deserved traction while the competition stagnates.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 13:52 UTC
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retr01976: I am curious, who is buying them ? I like Sony, so this isn't a knock against them but I have been on numerous photo walks, workshops, exhibits and the like over the last few months traveling everywhere and have yet to see one person shooting Sony. (was honestly hoping to meeting some Sony photogs). It's always your "general" Nikon / Canon crowd with a few odds and ends (Fuji etc) mixed in.

Well, I can only speak to what I see in my circle of photographers, but since March, I know personally 9 professional photographers (myself included) who have switched from Nikon or Canon to Sony. By this, I mean people who I actually know in real life, and keep in touch with on a regular basis.
Looking at the internet of things, Sony has gained a valid presence among the photography community. There are lots of pro photographers using Sony. I think that the attitude that Canon and Nikon will always be the big two is naive at this point. Let's not forget that Sony isn't a new or small name in this industry, and they did take on the Minolta legacy with their Alpha line.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 13:48 UTC

It's kind of fun reading the fanatic comments from both sides here. I see merit in both sides of the argument, but in my view, I think Sony has solidified itself a position as the third full frame pro name. To believe otherwise is to underestimate Sony's prowess. Things change. Things in the tech industry change especially fast, and companies are only as good as their last round.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 03:56 UTC as 56th comment
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cybertec69: May time I checked at sporting events I see nothing but nikon and Canon, did anyone watch the last world cup, nothing but Nikon and Canon in the sidelines, same goes for every other major sporting event. Sony is in panic mode as Nikon is introducing their pair of mirrorless cameras in a few weeks and Canon will not be far behind. When Sony can compete with a Nikon and Canon in the glass department and many years of experience in the photography industry, especially in the pro industry then they can talk, I have a friend who just recently bought the Sony A7RIII, glass is pretty much nonexistent from Sony, and the ones they have are ludicrously priced.

That's how IBM thought of Dell, Apple, and Google. Things change. Things in the tech industry can change fast.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 03:51 UTC

Wow... no real mention of Sony's full frame contributions as a staple in the MILC story...
That's a pretty big omission I'd say, especially considering where mirrorless is today.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 14:18 UTC as 165th comment | 4 replies
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