rjx

rjx

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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

20 fps? geez. Quality vs quantity. Timing is everything imo. 20 fps is ridiculous. Hell, even 10 fps. If you're experienced in what you're shooting, you should have good timing. Even with spray n pray it doesn't mean you'll get the frame that mattered. But with good timing, all you need to do is fire off a shot or two and getting the shot at the exact moment you needed.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:35 UTC as 203rd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)

Excited about the lens. Not excited about the price. I'll wait until I find one at a nice used price. I recently got a used 70-200 GM and for nature, really would like an extra 200mm w/o needing a converter.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 18th comment
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
In reply to:

GabrielZ: Why does it need image stabilization, if the cameras it was designed to be used with, already incorporate it in their bodies?

IBIS is nice for wide primes and adapted lenses. IS built into the lens is nice for teles ... all imo.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:21 UTC

It's a 135mm f/2.8 http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Exif-1.jpg

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 21:28 UTC as 3rd comment
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Everythingis1: These Loxia lenses should be half the price they are asking.

@mick232
Obviously you miss the point of the Loxia line with your 135mm comment. That's okay though since the Loxia line isn't a one size fits all. There's other options that might fit your lens criteria better. Something for everyone, or all photography occasions. We all win!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 21:18 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (261 comments in total)
In reply to:

rjx: Loxia 50mm for the win.

Was joking. All 3 lenses have their place and it really depends on what the photographer is after.

My Loxia 50mm is currently for sale and I was thinking about pulling the trigger on the FE 50mm 1.4 ... it's a beast of a lens from what I can tell.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 02:39 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (261 comments in total)

Loxia 50mm for the win.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 03:45 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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PanchoVilla: The Fuji 90mm f/2 looks better than this. It amazes people still shoot with those ancient DSLRs! Fuji X lenses are cheaper too!

It amazes me how much money people are willing to spend on a camera such as the X-PRO2 when there are cameras like the Sony A7II that offer a full frame sensor, stabilization for all lenses, great video, small size, and great glass for the same price as these expensive APSC Fuji cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2485 comments in total)

I used to own an X-PRO1 and S100S and really enjoyed these cameras. I didn't think I'd be moving to another small mirrorless camera anytime soon.

But.....

Then I purchased a Sony A7II.

WOW!!

After owning the A7II since November, the XPRO1 just seems over the top as far as price is concerned. Too expensive for what it is.

Comparing my A7II + 28mm files vs the X100S files, there was a noticeable difference in IQ (to me).

Fuji users, do yourself a favor and at least try the A7 series and come to your own conclusion.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 494th comment | 6 replies

Out of curiosity, why does DPR share news about brands such as Hasselblad and PhaseOne, yet they don't review them? And before anyone says it's because the majority of DPR viewers are only hobbyists, then why even publish such articles? Just wondering.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 02:03 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
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RedFox88: The 5Ds made the Hasselblad worthless.

There's more to these medium format cameras than just big megapixel counts.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)

I really liked the Fujifilm system. But I haven't looked back since I got the A7II. Sony & Zeiss released a lot of very good glass in a somewhat short period of time to make up for the lackluster selection, imo.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 18:53 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

Instead of orange, I would have liked a nice black leather case / strap.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 22:35 UTC as 45th comment

Silly.

Why prevent yourself from making images in certain areas? Instead, the camera should indicate heavily photographed areas so the photographer can do their best to put a unique spin on it. It's not where or what you photograph, it's how you photograph. What are you saying as a photographer? Are you repeating what everyone else has said before? Or are you trying to say something new?

A camera that prevents you from photographing certain areas will not help the photographer in any way. Instead of this, get a good composition book and search images on google / flickr / 500px / 1X / etc, for the best, highly rated photographers in the world to learn to think creatively when it comes to photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 00:09 UTC as 152nd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Gene Smirnov (50 comments in total)
In reply to:

Martinka: + for not another landscape photographer
- strange mix of different genres

@ Martinka
I'd rather see a "strange mix" than the boring same old same old photos I see everyday on photo sharing sites.

@ vadims
+1

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 22:23 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Gene Smirnov (50 comments in total)
In reply to:

sh10453: Another interesting story of a street boy becoming a top photographer; truly inspirational:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34090145

Thumbs down!

This DPR post is about Gene Smirnov. No need to steal his thunder and post a link to a different photographer. Uncalled for imo.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 22:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (336 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: In-lens IS or IBIS. Either way. Maybe a bit better in the corners but 35mm EFOV is just right for this type of camera IMO, and stabilization would extend the available-light shooting ability tremendously. 28 is too wide, especially when you only have 16MP for cropping (if you need less wide, that is).

If they could make a less expensive Bayer version that'd be sweet (not holding my breath for that one!). Otherwise, don't mess with the formula, please!

Because the wider the focal length, the less of an issue camera shake should be. Now if it was around 85mm, or maybe even 50mm, I could understand IBIS. But imo if someone needs IBIS for a 23mm lens, maybe they might have some issues with their technique that needs addressing.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 02:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (336 comments in total)
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JMichaelsPhoto: I would love to see a full-frame sensor, personally. If Fuji, and others, don't want to invest in full-frame sensor technology because of the cost of also developing an entire line of full-frame lenses, as Sony did, it makes the most sense to develop a fixed-lens full-frame compact, as Sony did with the RX1r, from a competitive standpoint. That's just my opinion. I'm okay with the 35mm equivalent f/2 lens, but a camera designed around a 35mm f/2 full-frame lens that says Fujinon on it would be pretty sweet. I'm just saying...

Not sure I'd buy another X100 camera without it being full frame w/ a nicer lens. Either 35 or 50mm. Or something like 42.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (336 comments in total)
In reply to:

scott_mcleod: In-lens IS or IBIS. Either way. Maybe a bit better in the corners but 35mm EFOV is just right for this type of camera IMO, and stabilization would extend the available-light shooting ability tremendously. 28 is too wide, especially when you only have 16MP for cropping (if you need less wide, that is).

If they could make a less expensive Bayer version that'd be sweet (not holding my breath for that one!). Otherwise, don't mess with the formula, please!

IBIS seems like a waste for a 23mm lens. Fuji better increase the battery life if they introduce IBIS because many people have complained about the the X100 series battery life even though 3rd party batteries are fairly inexpensive.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (336 comments in total)

I'd like to keep the rumors on the rumor sites, not DPR news / editorials / or whatever this is supposed to be.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 00:37 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply
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