paul wassermann

Lives in United States AZ, United States
Joined on May 20, 2002

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Just attempted to upgrade but the new version is deemed "incompatible" !!
Therefore I assume I may be stuck in this spot with 9.4 until I get a new computer. Currently have Mac late 2009 Intel Core 2 3.2 ghz Duo 12 GB memory.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 02:11 UTC as 5th comment
On article Sony a6400 sample gallery updated (149 comments in total)
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paul wassermann: Love my A6400. The microphone obscuring the selfie screen is nearly a non issue now that I have the new Rode Go Wireless set...a tiny transmitter/receiver that provides excellent audio. And the Eye AF and tracking is awesome.

I don't think that is possible...max is specified at 200 feet. I checked mine to about 40 feet and it was excellent. Another video posted somewhere encountered loss of signal at greater distances if the mic is turned away from the camera. Mine worked fine in another room at about 20 feet, but I haven't had a chance to really test it extensively. It's best feature is its tiny, tiny size.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 01:55 UTC
On article Sony a6400 sample gallery updated (149 comments in total)

Love my A6400. The microphone obscuring the selfie screen is nearly a non issue now that I have the new Rode Go Wireless set...a tiny transmitter/receiver that provides excellent audio. And the Eye AF and tracking is awesome.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2019 at 22:27 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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keeponkeepingon: Wow!

Wholly incompatibly batman

Given it's just software/firmware it's amazing that this software will not support 70% of sony's current lineup. Especially the old "app enabled" models which in theory could be programmed to do just about anything without a firmware update. FYI sony never discontinues anything* (lately) so the RX100mk1 and A6000 is still a current model. (* it looks like the A6400 will replace the A6300 but the latter is still listed as current).

This is worse than apple limiting software to encourage upgrades.

Calling all sony fan bois! Please explain and justify this in a way only a sony fan boi can. You are my only hope!

Ref:
"3. Compatible with ILCE-9 with software update Ver.5.0 or later, ILCE-7RM3, ILCE-7M3, ILCE-6400, DSC-RX10M4, DSC-RX100M6, DSC-RX100M5A. Availability of video transfer and playback varies depending on smartphone in use"

Why are you worried about it? I'll check it out in March when released and see if it adds anything to my a7III functionality. It is either an improvement or not, hardly something requiring a call out to all Sony fan boi base to defend before release..

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2019 at 20:00 UTC
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Duncan D: Smart ! But right out of the bad they should have done a double sided pieces ! Why on earth wouldn't they think of that ?

I thought the same thing...only reasons to be single sided that I can think of are:
1. Advertising brand on back
2. The backside may get scuffed or damaged from use
3. More expensive to manufacture double sided

I also thought having different back support angles might be helpful rather than confining you to 45 degrees.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 15:26 UTC
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paul wassermann: She has produced a very competent video, much more professional than many of our photography talking heads put out. But her product isn't going to get a warm reception here. At one point she is shooting with a point and shoot...her target audience should be primarily young women who want to post for Instagram, Pininterest, or Blogs. I wouldn't sell her short, nice to see the entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in a novice who is fluent and communicates well.

That is from your perspective...I suspect for the right audience the product might be very useful, but not for advanced photographers. My wife sells on Ebay and she thought those backgrounds would be very useful for her.
I certainly could see hiring this young woman as a promoter for a variety of video ad products; she is very fluent, engaging, and easy to understand.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 15:24 UTC

She has produced a very competent video, much more professional than many of our photography talking heads put out. But her product isn't going to get a warm reception here. At one point she is shooting with a point and shoot...her target audience should be primarily young women who want to post for Instagram, Pininterest, or Blogs. I wouldn't sell her short, nice to see the entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in a novice who is fluent and communicates well.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 14:34 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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JaimeA: 24mm is, for us at least, the ideal lens for interiors and architecture. 21mm is too wide and 28 is too small - unless you shoot two images and join them together in PS. There has not been a dedicated 24mm for the Sony FF cameras. There are of course the zooms, like the Zeiss 24-70; unfortunately of bad quality since away from the center images get soft and blurry. It also has a relatively large size that says “professional” – not good in discrete, surreptitious shooting. And we have another monster, the Zeiss 25mm Batis, also very soft at the borders even at f9.
We can’ wait for this 24mm prime; it will solve many problems.

My Batis 25 was superb...I think you either have a bad lens or extraordinarily high expectations.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 20:23 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony RX10 IV Review (266 comments in total)
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steviewa: If this is the way dpr are going it'll soon be bye bye from me as i prefer to read not watch as there's already utube to watch boring videos

Bye Bye then. I actually enjoyed the format. So you go, I'll stay.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 15:34 UTC
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JoeTheSemiPro: Mixed feelings. Zoom range is great for my every day use, f2.8 is plenty in most situations, and makes it easier to shoot a few videos as well (though no optical stabilization in lens, just in body).

However, I shot a lot with my 55mm 1.8 which ... and how often would I regret not having the sharpness of the 55 when using the tamron?

At the lower end, I have the 16-35 f4, with image stabi. At 16mm I can even shoot vlog style videos, and it also takes nice pictures at 35.

For portraits, is 70mm going to be enough? I'd probably regret not putting on my 90mm 2.8, which is just so sharp with nice bokeh ...

Sure, it's great to have one lens for travel, but often the 55 1.8 works fine in many situations.

Difficult problem ...

Difficult problem for you, but not for many others who don't have the zooms and primes you already use. Strikes me as a excellent value for those who don't have the Sony 2.8 24-70

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 13:17 UTC
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xeriwthe: unviles is that like making something less ugly?

It is to devilify.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 01:34 UTC
On a photo in the Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

The sharpness of the building's mid frame on the edges is awful

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 14:12 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (204 comments in total)

From my brief viewing appears very disappointing in edge (not just corner) sharpness. Stifled my interest in getting this lens. Can't imagine all these invited guests trying the lens mounting much enthusiasm for it, Sony might have even been embarrassed!!

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 14:06 UTC as 4th comment

definitely would put a small flash ahead of an external microphone. Best accessory I have purchased are the logi/tech attachment male/female connectors that let me swap straps, wrist strap, etc with a couple of clicks.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 22:08 UTC as 23rd comment

"Sony's NP-FW50, which was recently replaced the the NP-FZ100 that our own Richard Butler loves so much—took the number six spot" Really? Does anyone proof read this stuff? Great writing.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 13:45 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (526 comments in total)

extraordinary how Sony has leap frogged over the competition to a place of eminence.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 80th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1104 comments in total)
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entoman: The eye-AF of the Sony is constantly praised (rightly so) for being incredibly efficient at recognising and tracking human eyes.

But, as a wildlife photographer, what I'd really love is to receive feedback about how good the system is at recognising and tracking animal eyes.

I'm not talking domestic cats here (which have comparatively huge eyes compared to many animals) - I'm talking about e.g. jackals, cheetahs and birds.

I have the a7rII and the eye autofocus doesn't work on my Schitzu. weird.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 18:40 UTC

Thank you! As a non professional, just enthusiast, I found the content, style, and information very helpful. Your narrative is easy to follow and understand, something frequently missing in other photographers' work.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 03:29 UTC as 4th comment
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araudan: It looks a lot like the HX400V with fewer options to me. I can see why it might not be introduced here if there's not much of a difference.

http://www.sony.ca/en/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-hx400-hx400v .

On a 1/2 inch sensor?? Make it 1/4 of an inch and have a 2400mm equivalent.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 22:06 UTC
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Tord wullt: A comment on "dust sucking". This is a result not from the push pull design, but from the fact that the lens extends and thereby have a bigger internal volume making air beeing sucked into the lens. This is a problem ALL lenses that extend while zooming (or focusing) have. Only internal zooming have the potential to avoid this problem. It might be the old 100-400 extends more then usual as this is possible with push pull, and thereby have a bit more of this problem than other lenses. On the other hand, the old is light and have had a good optical quality for many years..maybe as a result from extending more then other leses and the simpler mechanics of push pull (I assume). Lenses have this problem as a result from lens element moving around..e.g my 85 1.2 have sucked dust...
I have the old one and I´m very OK with the push pull (quick and always support). Im sure the new lens is better, however if the lens would have been lighter with push pull I would have prefered that much.

Dust sucking is also related to the speed with which the volume changes and the push pull mechanism, seems in my hands, much more prone to generating vacuum that the rotating method.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 18:23 UTC
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