brownie314

brownie314

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On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (153 comments in total)
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brownie314: Cant wait for the fire sales. I will pull the trigger at about $90.

Well - this is better than a cell phone - and it is appealing to have a device I can throw around and not worry about it. The video is acceptable. At $90 it is worth the frustration to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
On article 2017 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (331 comments in total)
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Rob890: Would love to see a Coolpix A 2 on this list. Rather that than those DL cameras. Good to see Ricoh GR (When will its next iteration arrive?) a underrated tool. You could probably still have the x100t up there despite the x100F. Its still a very usable camera and cheaper now considering.

Yes, I have a Canon eos-M (the original) with 22/2. It is actually kinda good. Sharp, compact. I just do not care all that much for Canon jpgs or the DR of the sensor. But other than that - it is pretty good.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 02:07 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (153 comments in total)

Cant wait for the fire sales. I will pull the trigger at about $90.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 23:26 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (331 comments in total)
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Rob890: Would love to see a Coolpix A 2 on this list. Rather that than those DL cameras. Good to see Ricoh GR (When will its next iteration arrive?) a underrated tool. You could probably still have the x100t up there despite the x100F. Its still a very usable camera and cheaper now considering.

Yup - I have the CpA. It is awesome. I don't care for 18mm all that much - I think 24/2 would have been better. But it sure is compact - and that lens is super sharp.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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brownie314: I am in love with the A9. But honestly if I were a full time sports pro, I can't see how a D500/D5 combo would not be superior in almost every way. If I were going on a walk - A9 every time. But hauling hardcases into a stadium and setting up 4 lbs of glass and a body on a monopod - I think the Nikon combo wins (or the equivalent canon combo).

@weix - you are majoring in the minors here sweetheart. Of course I do not have the a9 - nor does anyone else who does not have a Sony polo shirt.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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tkbslc: On top of all this, I just don't know if the motivation is going to be there. Pros have a job to do. They know the Canon gear works and works well for that job. Why bother learning a new system if the old one is working fine?

@virtual - that is the thing - will a 'tog with an a9 come back from the stadium with higher quality images than a D5 or D500?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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brownie314: I am in love with the A9. But honestly if I were a full time sports pro, I can't see how a D500/D5 combo would not be superior in almost every way. If I were going on a walk - A9 every time. But hauling hardcases into a stadium and setting up 4 lbs of glass and a body on a monopod - I think the Nikon combo wins (or the equivalent canon combo).

Mike - yes, the silent shutter is cool - and will be very useful under certain conditions. Just saying for stadium sports - under that exact condition - standard DSLR probably won't hold you back.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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brownie314: I am in love with the A9. But honestly if I were a full time sports pro, I can't see how a D500/D5 combo would not be superior in almost every way. If I were going on a walk - A9 every time. But hauling hardcases into a stadium and setting up 4 lbs of glass and a body on a monopod - I think the Nikon combo wins (or the equivalent canon combo).

Weix - yes of course I already have the camera and 9 spares.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:56 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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CaptainNoddy: PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT THE FE MOUNT BEGAN FROM 2013!!! (How about Canon EF & Nikon FX, oh, 1987 and 1959)
Lenses are collections which last for decades.
It is unfair to compare them based on the lens collections right now.
Yes you may not want to change to Sony, and after 10 years your friends will laugh at a guy using ancient cameras called DSLR.

Not all cameras are uncool. If you are a hipster with a nice Fuji around your neck - you might be able to pull off some kind of cool.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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tkbslc: On top of all this, I just don't know if the motivation is going to be there. Pros have a job to do. They know the Canon gear works and works well for that job. Why bother learning a new system if the old one is working fine?

Exactly - I think that is the most compelling argument. This article is written from the point of view of a gearhead pouring over specs and weighing options. Pros don't have time for that. They will shoot their current gear until such time that it no longer meets their needs. Then they will replace it - probably with the next newer model from the manufacturer they currently shoot.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)

I am in love with the A9. But honestly if I were a full time sports pro, I can't see how a D500/D5 combo would not be superior in almost every way. If I were going on a walk - A9 every time. But hauling hardcases into a stadium and setting up 4 lbs of glass and a body on a monopod - I think the Nikon combo wins (or the equivalent canon combo).

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:23 UTC as 109th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1140 comments in total)
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Max Iso: The A9, for me, doesn't represent what ML offers right now bc i won't be paying many thousand$ for it and the glass. It represents what might come down the road years from now in ML, after the tech trickles down. I can get better battery life, AF that can keep up with action, and a VF that is suited for sports, all right now with a DSLR and i can get it for a fraction of that $4500 (even FF).

It's interesting to see the tech show up but in no practical way does it affect me. I hope it ends up in an A6xxx body that isn't $2k but even that isn't a sure thing. Sony, Fuji and Olympus already proved good AF tracking is possible on ML, now it's about bringing DSLR like AF at DSLR like prices, bodies and lenses.

Maybe this A9 is supposed to compete with a D5 but how many people are there in that price range? The masses don't buy D5s and 1DXs, they buy D5500s and Rebels, A6xxxs, like that. If this improvement doesn't find it's way to the lower end, i don't think it makes much difference.

Totally agree. Can't wait until this tech finds its way into the A7iii. That will be really nice at a much lower price.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
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rialcnis: Next question is, will there be a a9rii and a9sii?

Oooooohhjjh - I want the A9sii. 12MP sensor 100 fps. Nice.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 04:04 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
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PHtorino: can't justify the price! specially because within a few months Sony will make multiple new versions with various improvements and so on. The resale value will come down to one third or less. So, Fanboys.. take a deep breath and wait for the right time.

O seriously doubt the resale will be 1/3 the original price. The A7 is old as pi$$ now and still resales for more than 1/3 the original price.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 04:02 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Only thing I saw good in that camera is; it shares the same body as A7 series has. If anyone has accessories of that system, it will work with that too.

Other than that.. Could this replace Canon 1D or Nikon D5 ? Really ?

Why not? What is this body lacking to replace those bodies? Yes, we know about lenses - separate issue. We know about pro support systems. But just the body itself - what is lacking?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)

What does this mean for the a99ii? And A mount in general?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:47 UTC as 295th comment | 5 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
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Pritzl: So far Sony's strategy for capturing market share has been "throw everything at it including the kitchen sink and see what sticks." This time, provided the product actually delivers of course, they may have finally nailed it. For one thing, I'm seeing more photography-focused features versus technology and gimmicks being touted in that press-release... and there's A LOT of them.

Too bad it's not in my price-range and well beyond my needs. Then again, at least some of those features could be trickling down into other, more attainable mirror-less offerings in the future eh?

I think the a7rii also made a big splash in the pool - but it was not sports focussed - so this one probably has some very specific appeal to that crowd.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)
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rlidal: We have come (too) far when ISO 6400 is "rather limiting" in Raw mode. For all intended purposes – quite literally – 6400 is miles and miles and miles past what anyone needs, 99 % of the time. And that goes for anyone who holds a camera – with professional photography it's even less true. Someone who calls herself/himself a professional photographer, and claims she/he is limited by ISO 6400, is of course not a professional photographer.

Then the D4 and D5 should have come topped out at ISO 6400. Yet somehow people (even professionals) talk about how good it is at higher ISOs. Gasp! How could it be - why would they even bother with those ISOs. Well - they must suck.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 00:00 UTC
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brownie314: I am sure this will fire up the mirrorless / DSLR clubs to bring fire and pitchforks.

I can't imagine that the A99II had very many sales. But - I could be wrong.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 23:58 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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Nindy: I still would rather dual pixel smoothness then 4k jerkyness

Yes, totally. Nikon is terrible with lv af

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 13:01 UTC
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