thxbb12

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On article Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review (330 comments in total)
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thxbb12: What about auto ISO ?
I wish DPR would have described the auto ISO implementation. It is very important and manufacturers have no excuses in not featuring clever implementations. Nowadays, there is no reason for not using auto ISO most of the time. For instance, Pentax and Nikon implementations are the best by far IMHO: you can set min and max ISO limits and the camera chooses the shutter speed (or aperture in T mode) and ISO according to the focal length. Additionally, you can offset the sensitivity (if you're below or over average in terms of shake) by an arbitrary amount (-2,-1,0,+1,+2). All of this can all easily be implemented in the firmware.
This review completely lacks information on this matter. From user reports, it seems all NEX cameras don't let you set min/max ISO. Furthermore, it looks like the shutter speed is fixed to 1/60 in A mode!? Totally ridiculous. Because of this issue alone, I'll simply never purchase any NEX cameras. It makes them totally unusable.

@byhyew: In A mode, can't you set the max ISO the camera will pick? Also, the 1/60 speed is irrelevant of the focal length? (makes no sense).

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 14:40 UTC
On article Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review (330 comments in total)
In reply to:

thxbb12: What about auto ISO ?
I wish DPR would have described the auto ISO implementation. It is very important and manufacturers have no excuses in not featuring clever implementations. Nowadays, there is no reason for not using auto ISO most of the time. For instance, Pentax and Nikon implementations are the best by far IMHO: you can set min and max ISO limits and the camera chooses the shutter speed (or aperture in T mode) and ISO according to the focal length. Additionally, you can offset the sensitivity (if you're below or over average in terms of shake) by an arbitrary amount (-2,-1,0,+1,+2). All of this can all easily be implemented in the firmware.
This review completely lacks information on this matter. From user reports, it seems all NEX cameras don't let you set min/max ISO. Furthermore, it looks like the shutter speed is fixed to 1/60 in A mode!? Totally ridiculous. Because of this issue alone, I'll simply never purchase any NEX cameras. It makes them totally unusable.

@doinksdoinks: no need to be impolite. Say I have a 15mm lens @ f/4 attached and I work in A mode. On a Pentax K5, in this situation the body knows the focal length of the attached lens and adjust the ISO accordingly. It would for example set a minimum shutter speed of say 1/30. If the light doesn't allow for this speed, then it would start increasing the ISO. How does a NEX behave in such a situation? The key here is that shutter speed threshold depends on the focal length as it should. Setting an arbitrary shutter speed makes NO SENSE whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 14:38 UTC
On article Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review (330 comments in total)

What about auto ISO ?
I wish DPR would have described the auto ISO implementation. It is very important and manufacturers have no excuses in not featuring clever implementations. Nowadays, there is no reason for not using auto ISO most of the time. For instance, Pentax and Nikon implementations are the best by far IMHO: you can set min and max ISO limits and the camera chooses the shutter speed (or aperture in T mode) and ISO according to the focal length. Additionally, you can offset the sensitivity (if you're below or over average in terms of shake) by an arbitrary amount (-2,-1,0,+1,+2). All of this can all easily be implemented in the firmware.
This review completely lacks information on this matter. From user reports, it seems all NEX cameras don't let you set min/max ISO. Furthermore, it looks like the shutter speed is fixed to 1/60 in A mode!? Totally ridiculous. Because of this issue alone, I'll simply never purchase any NEX cameras. It makes them totally unusable.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 09:06 UTC as 60th comment | 11 replies
On photo IMG_8191 in the Get A Room You Two! challenge (2 comments in total)
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JosephScha: That's the Jet d'Eau (the water jet) and a view of Geneva, Switzerland! But I'm trying to figure out where you were standing...

Given the angle, they were not standing at the top of the Salève mountain. I would say they were standing at a somewhat lower altitude.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 23:36 UTC
On photo Laser show ! in the Event Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Fabulous!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 21:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo What happened to fred in the Still life"B&W" challenge (1 comment in total)

Made me smile :) Well done!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 20:09 UTC as 1st comment

So funny! Awesome timing :)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 20:06 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Bike & Birds in the -1 second- (BW street photography with adult human) challenge (1 comment in total)

Fantastic shot!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 20:05 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Canoxa in the Cute challenge (1 comment in total)

I wonder how this shot didn't get the first place...
IMO the cutest in this challenge by a good margin!
Congrats!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2010 at 07:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Surfers in the Surfing challenge (5 comments in total)

wave!! Where is it??

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2010 at 00:27 UTC as 1st comment
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