Josh152

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matthew saville: Kickstarter never ceases to amaze me with worse and worse ideas. This one is downright shameful.

1.) NEVER store memory cards *WITH* a camera. Your camera is the #2 most likely thing to get stolen, next to your camera bag. And if you ever put your camera down, it immediately becomes the #1 most likely thing to be stolen!

ALWAYS store cards in a secure card wallet, in your pocket on a lanyard, or in something that never leaves your person and isn't conspicuous.

2.) NEVER put anything between your camera and your tripod that isn't absolutely necessary. It will always affect your stability.

3.) What's this nonsense about LOSING a memory card? You gotta be kidding me. Maybe I'm jinxing myself right now, but good grief! If this device has one redeeming quality (for folks who mostly hand-hold) it shouldn't even be "don't lose your memory card"... It should be, "have a SPARE card for emergencies" such as when you are an idiot and forget to bring your card wallet on an outing.

Wow it's like you read my mind. I had those exact same thoughts. It's also bulky and wont let the camera sit flat like if you need to use something as an impromptu tripod.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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Scottelly: It gets attention, doesn't it? That could be what all this is about. He's a rock-n-roll star for a reason, obviously. Others spit on the audience. Some throw stuff at people in the audience. It sells more tickets. It makes the show more interesting. He did her a favor. I wouldn't be surprised if they actually pay him to do this to them. It gives them good video (if they're shooting video), and it gives them a story too. This girl will get a little bit of temporary fame, which is surely worth a lot more than the camera she was using, which probably is fine anyway. People who make a big deal of this are silly.

Wow Scottelly you are as much of a psycho as he is if you really think that way.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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TheDigitalDonbavand: Should be prosecuted for assault

@ Scottelly the truth is a violent psycho kicked her in the face and should be up for charges so others are protected from him.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 21:30 UTC
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TheDigitalDonbavand: Should be prosecuted for assault

I hope she does. She was in the pit at a concert and therefore authorized to be taking photos. it's not like she was paparazzi or something shooting him in a private moment and even that wouldn't' excuse kicking her in the face. I mean what the F wrong with him? He clearly has a screw loose. A normal healthy person would never even consider doing something like that.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
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jl_smith: Way too many people consider only bodies. It's a battle of systems as well.

Nope if you're talking the whole systems its no battle at all. It's a slaughter. Nikon is unarguably superior on lenses alone not to mention available accessories, much better flash system with many more options particularly affordable high quality ones, and after sales service support which Sony is notoriously bad for.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 05:08 UTC
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makofoto: They need faster SD cards. Waiting a minute for the RX10 mk4 HFR Files to Write is horrible!

@SCottelly Sony is simply treating their camera system like an electronics gadget to squeeze as much money out of as possible like a PS4 and clearly doesn't understand the market for $4500 plus pro sports cameras at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
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makofoto: They need faster SD cards. Waiting a minute for the RX10 mk4 HFR Files to Write is horrible!

Sony has SD cards that are rated at 299 mb/s write speed which are even faster than Sandisk extreme pros that are only rated at 260mb/s. As ijm5012 said the cards are not the problem. Even The A7RIII and A9 have UHS I second card slots. A mind boggling choice particularly for the A9. Well more mind boggling for the A9 that is supposed to be Sony's pro sports cam is that it's not dual XQD instead and has no integrated grip with large battery and good ergonomics for big telephoto primes but I digress lol.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
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piratejabez: This will be interesting to watch... huge PR opportunity for Netflix to do the right thing!

@yslee1 link?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 07:41 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (469 comments in total)
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Karroly: What kind of photographer has enough time to count the stars in his/her pictures ?
What is sure, is that this camera can see much more stars than my naked eyes. I really do not care if some are eaten in the process...

@lwany13&cahos2315bar2 See the thing is Sony is not a camera company. They are a consumer electronics company that also sells cameras. Their handling of the issues you mention epitomizes this.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (469 comments in total)
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rbach44: This is the reason why I left Sony an have never looked back… Why is it that every other brand has figured out noise reduction without eating fine detail? Or at least having the option to choose noise reduction levels? Or have an actual raw file where we can do this ourselves?

Personally, this issue doesn’t matter to me, but I’m not sure why Sony can’t seem to solve problems that that other manufacturers have never even had. All of these little annoyances here or there really add up to an unpleasant shooting experience.

This is just a symptom of Sony being young camera company that is still heavily influenced by it's history of making consumer electronics. That's why the get the big stuff right but miss on things like this. They don't' think they are important.

The A9 is another good example of this. Features for pro sports/wildlife/action, cool neat things like eye af, and price tag to match but missing many things to make it a legit choice for a pro sports cam. No fast telephoto primes being the biggest. But it also has poor ergonomics for using them anyway including no integrated grip, no professional level cards, is hampered by the second slot writing slower and has no lossless compressed raw option. All are baffling decisions for a pro spots cam.

If the A9 had an integrated grip body with deeper grips, Dual XQDs and the lenses to go with it, the camera might have actually been a real choice for sports photography for more people than weekend warrior Sony fans and paid sponsors.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 17:44 UTC
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Aaron801: The camera seems kind of useless in a world were great old, proven cameras are available so cheaply. Even if you have to pay to rehab an old Nikon, it's still going to be far less than this thing.

The ad script with the biz about film "allowing you to slow down and be artistic," is pretty silly to me as well. There's no reason that one can't take a more considered approach to shooting digital, I know I do it all the time. Manual focus lenses are one thing that feels very analog, but you can use those with digital as well...

@Rensol. Yep. It will be decades before Nikon F mount SLRs are hard to come by to a degree that they are not the more economical choice.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 02:49 UTC
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Aaron801: The camera seems kind of useless in a world were great old, proven cameras are available so cheaply. Even if you have to pay to rehab an old Nikon, it's still going to be far less than this thing.

The ad script with the biz about film "allowing you to slow down and be artistic," is pretty silly to me as well. There's no reason that one can't take a more considered approach to shooting digital, I know I do it all the time. Manual focus lenses are one thing that feels very analog, but you can use those with digital as well...

@landscaper1 Not when the new one is $530 so you can get 2 very good condition-excellent condition F100s or F4s for less.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 02:41 UTC
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)
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adengappasami: bright light and the actual samples shows you dont even need A9. Even the range finder cameras would be sufficient to capture each of these picture and probably with much ease with the RF...

These are poor samples to show capability of AF, speed or anything that A9 is meant for.

@mxx So? Plenty of light. Check. Not much need for shallow DOF. Check. Not making 20"+ prints. Check. Nothing about these images would make using FF produce better results vs Nikon 1.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 18:03 UTC

Can't really call it "responding to rumor." When Nikon Rumors simply reported the 100% true fact that B&H listed the cards as discontinued. That's not a rumor. You can go to B&H's website and see for yourself it's true.

This is more like a clarification from Micron/Lexar on the original Micron blog post about his than "responding to a rumor".

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Its good they are saying there will be a new Nik collection in 2018 too. That's a good sign they didn't just buy it to take parts for their Photolab software.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 11th comment
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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quiquae: >no lossless compressed Raw

/me has to re-read sentence three times in disbelief

Sony's capable of developing all these space-age functions, yet still has no capacity for a basic feature that's been on every Canikon DSLR for over a decade!?

What gives?

@falconeyes. Yeah this is just one of many areas where it really shows that Sony isn't really a camera company they are a consumer electrics company trying to sell cameras as just another product line. That's why they keep making neat o wiz bang better gadget bodies but have a lack luster lens lineup and get many of the basics like raw support wrong.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (134 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: A7Riii : 2
D850 : 0

@Dr Blackjack Someone has to be a counter point to the absurdity. But I see you figured that out ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 06:35 UTC
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photog4u: Man...talk about a D850 buzz-killer...OUCH! ;)

@ISO I'm not sticking up for anybody just trying to be factually accurate and provide a more rational, objective view point VS the fanboy nonsense and silly vitriol toward a camera manufacture on display in this comment thread. Thinking a camera selling out everywhere is bad for Nikon or makes them look bad is just absurd. Makes the D850 look like the most in demand camera in a long time and it probably really is. Would be true for Sony, Canon, ect too if the same thing happens to their cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 06:29 UTC
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (134 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: A7Riii : 2
D850 : 0

I have nothing against gear or people who's main interest n photography is the gear. But that is different from the "na na my specs are better than yours" and "lets comparing to see who wins instead of what's best for me or you" attitude gear heads have. The OP is literally keeping score and doing it with very inconsequential differences no less. SMH.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
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TN Args: A minor update of an extremely competent camera. The new EVF should be fantastic. The pixel shift is going to produce gorgeous images that look like 85 MP Bayer, but my experience with pixel shift tells me that this Sony version will be too limiting for anything practical outdoors.

I really don't get fanboys. Not everything has to be revolutionary. You could say the D810 was a "minor update of an extremely competent camera" Yet no one would say the D810 is a bad camera. Sony is doing the smart thing. Refining the less glamorous aspects of what is already a very competitive camera instead of pushing for big changes. Nikon and Canon became the market leaders and gold standard for quality and performance by doing this exact thing. It's a Sign Sony is maturing as a camera company and the A7 is maturing as a product line. It's actually a good thing to see this not a bad one.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
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