Bob Jameson

Lives in United States Campbell, United States
Works as a Nothing
Joined on Oct 27, 2007

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No eye detection focus? Pass!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2019 at 20:06 UTC as 206th comment
On a photo in the Sony a6600 sample gallery (DPReview TV) sample gallery (7 comments in total)

Terrible color. Typical Sony. She looks dead.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2019 at 23:27 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

I'll wait for the 4k version.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 22:52 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Imager of: Thanks Apple for once again NOT listening to what your customers actually want!

If people keeps buying Apple products, that's what we are going to get.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2019 at 22:58 UTC

When is the Sirui version coming out for $150?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 17:11 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
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NJOceanView: I think this is a brilliant idea. Frankly I expect Bezos is kicking himself for not launching it first.

Except the Prime Visa credit limit is so low that it is not worth it. I spent over $15k annually in Amazon and all they gave me is a $4k credit limit. Yes, I requested for credit limit increase and I hardly have any debt but I was still denied.

The B&H option is now looking very good.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2019 at 18:45 UTC

The camera of this phone will be the same as the previous versions - crap. Too much marketing and features with quality that sucks. No more Sony phones for me.

Sony is supposed to be where Samsung is today. Challenging Apple. In fact, Apple should be challenging Sony. Oh, the Walkman days. They are over.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 04:23 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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AminF: Oh man, I want one now and I hate Kickstarter projects. But that thing looks like fun (yes, fun).

Not sure how stable it would be in tripod mode on an uneven surface though. That said, I don't really use uneven surfaces very often (=never) right now anyway.

Very tempting and what a cool idea.

Chinese copies will probably be available in what, 3-6 weeks?

...and cost $10.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 19:00 UTC
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Bob Jameson: I'm still waiting for my Sony RX100 replacement...

@ozturert, the Sony RX100 colors are too dull. No pop. Adjustments in post in raw takes a lot of time to tweak. It's not very quick in terms of how one operates it because of the poor menu structure. I hate the 1,2,3,4...9 tabs at the top. Too dumb.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2019 at 20:21 UTC

I'm still waiting for my Sony RX100 replacement...

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 18:06 UTC as 73rd comment | 7 replies

This is the reason I stayed with Nikon. I knew I can trust them over the long haul. If their cameras are not the best in their respective categories, they will work hard to make it the best.

Coupled with the new lenses coming out, which are fantastic, I see a very exciting future ahead for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 03:08 UTC as 21st comment
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Einride: Wow, Amazing my Z6 just got even better. Hands down the best digital camera I ever owned.

Why not? I didn't pay for it when I bought it. Nikon gave the feature to me for free.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 09:22 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2018 - Barney's choice: Nikon Z7 (358 comments in total)
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goodgeorge: There is only one reason to prefer Z7 over Z6 - you absolutely need more than 24 mpix. Less than one percent of photographers need it.

There are several reasons to prefer Z6:
- cheaper
- faster
- better low light
- better video

I think you forgot to mention cropping for the Z7 where 99% of the photographers need it. The Z7 is just more expensive to justify the cost by most buyers.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2018 at 20:34 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2018 - Barney's choice: Nikon Z7 (358 comments in total)
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Class A: "This gives Nikon's optical engineers a lot more flexibility when designing certain kinds of lenses for the new mount."

Is that so?

Can you share the math with us?

Bear in mind that the flange distances between Nikon's DSLR and mirrorless mounts are very different and a shorter flange distance requires a larger inner mount diameter just to keep the incident angles the same.

@Class A

Are you asking for the math in DPR? I'm surprised you are even here. Go check it yourself with the manufacturer. Nikon says the S lenses can go up to f/0.65. Find it out yourself with the manufacturer and not in this consumer forum.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 review (285 comments in total)
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riveredger: At the price point of these new FF Mirrorless cameras, I think that proficient tracking AF is a must.

The type of shots done by DPR on auto tracking is from say, 30 ft, down to 0 ft.

In real world, who does that a lot? In sports events, one will use a zoom lens where the AF mechanism is not stretched to the limit. The focus travel distance is a lot less relative to the shooting distance compared to what was done here.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2018 at 23:05 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 Review (1151 comments in total)
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sandy b: 50 1.8 Z preliminary review, pretty awesome

https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-z-50mm-f1-8s-review/

@NexLupus and @MayaTlab0

Disregard Grapejam. He's a Sony fan boy. He claims to be a pro but he's the guy who said that the 10-bit video in Nikon is useless because he cannot tell the difference between 8-bit and 10-bit in YouTube videos! :)

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2018 at 01:26 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 Review (1151 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: Looks like this camera focuses like the Z7 should have, but still not up to Sony level...
Single card slot, banding, it's still a no go...

...and ok with the sensor banging around as it is moved?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2018 at 18:09 UTC

You can already see where this is going with Sony on its 3rd iteration and powerhouses Nikon and Canon on their very first.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2018 at 09:24 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies

Great job, DPReview! Well balanced assessment.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2018 at 09:06 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Canon EOS R review (3227 comments in total)
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T3: 2017: Canon is taking their time, they are learning, they are perfecting the technology in their mirrorless camera. And when it is released, it will blow all other mirrorless cameras out of the water.

2018: Uh, never mind.

It just goes to show how overly optimistic people were.

Sony fanboys all over Canon articles too? Sony must be paying you good money.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2018 at 10:01 UTC
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