iamraz

Joined on May 9, 2019

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On article Sigma to release new products on August 4 (68 comments in total)

One of them better be the 70-200 DG DN for Pete's sake.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 15:12 UTC as 4th comment
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)

Because Sony has such a large amount of 3rd party lenses and at various prices, my switch to Mirrorless was an easy decision.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2021 at 20:12 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply

You really didn't about the 70-200 DG DN? That lens should have been release last year.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 14:42 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery (161 comments in total)
In reply to:

zakaria: Brilliant. Color rendering is amazing.

I mean it's basically a rebadged Sigma 24-70 DG DN.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 13:44 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN 'Art' (169 comments in total)
In reply to:

white shadow: If you are using such a big prime lens on a " not so small mirrorless body" you might as well use a DSLR.

DSLR's are dead homie.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 13:18 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art review (62 comments in total)
In reply to:

dbateman: I see Sigma announced Chris's new favorite lens. Will be glued to his camera non stop no doubt.
This would have been the perfect lens for Sigma to announce with RF and Z-mount support. Too bad Sigma is still limited to only Sony and L-mount lenses.
Or Sigma should have really shocked us and announced the Foveon L-mount camera with this lens. That would have been exciting.

I could have easily went with a Nikon Z7II but Nikon's Z lenses are CRAZY expensive of the F-mount varieties.

I went with Sony instead since the Sigma glass is made for the E mount and it's a stellar set of glass products.

Nikon is shooting themselves in the foot by not opening their mount or allowing reverse engineering. On top of release bodies that aren't up to par with the last Sony products.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 18:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN 'Art' (169 comments in total)
In reply to:

iamraz: I switched to Sony last week (A7R IV) and in the process in selling off my Nikon gear. Sigma is a big reason I switched to Sony. Great glass at almost half the price and 95% of the quality of Sony G/GM lenses.

Too heavy is subjective. I like my lenses to feel substantial/premium.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 17:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN 'Art' (169 comments in total)

I switched to Sony last week (A7R IV) and in the process in selling off my Nikon gear. Sigma is a big reason I switched to Sony. Great glass at almost half the price and 95% of the quality of Sony G/GM lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 12:41 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM review (760 comments in total)

...when you want to go mirrorless, then see the prices of lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 19:55 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies

It's been two years since SmugMug took over. I didn't renew my subscription when it was up back in December.

I've seen ZERO worthwhile changes in the two years. Sure, they are doing alot of backend stuff. I don't care. That stuff should be a given and shouldn't be touted by the CEO as a "feature".

Flickr needs a desperate coat of paint on the desktop and mobile app. It's looks TERRIBLY dated, especially the mobile app. It's ridiculous.

It's a shame. I like Flickr. I like see EXIF data. I like searching for pics by camera or lens type. I like organizing by albums and making collections.

Unfortunately, in two years, Smugmug has done jack squat to revitalize the platform.

I'm well under the 1000 limit so I won't be giving them another dime until I see some changes in the UI and engagement.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 18:46 UTC as 100th comment | 4 replies

It looks like, if I switch to mirrorless, my combo will be Sony bodies and Sigma lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 16:42 UTC as 21st comment
On article Review: Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S (877 comments in total)

I wish Nikon didn't make their Z lenses look so boring. I love the way Canon mirrorless lenses look (but I don't like any of their cameras).

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 16:41 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM review (760 comments in total)

I've always felt that Canon had superior lenses, but their cameras were never up to par. Looks like the same tradition will continue in mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 14:41 UTC as 167th comment | 2 replies
On article The Nikon D750 vs D780: Should you upgrade? (321 comments in total)

Lack of pop flash and battery grip is a deal breaker. I'll get a 2nd D750 before they are discontinued and will continue to use it for the foreseeable future. I'll check back into mirrorless in 5 years once the cameras get better and more robust. The competition between Sony, Nikon, and Canon should help with that.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 18:56 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (345 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jonathan F/2: "By now it should be apparent that, in creating the D780, Nikon has chosen not to mess with the basics of what made the D750 a great camera."

Getting rid of an optional battery grip that has existed in the $2000 USD DSLR-range since the Nikon D100, seems like messing with the basics. I could do without the pop-up flash, but why omit the grip?

I concur. This class of DSLR should have a pop up flash. Especially since the D6xx line is no longer viable. The D7xx is clearly their "entry level" full-frame DSLR.

Looks like I'll be buying another D750 as a backup before they discontinue the model. I'll be shooting the D750 for the rest of the decade as mirror-less tech sorts itself out.

Plus I want to see how the UHS-II and XQD and CFExress card battle plays itself out.

I'll check back in about 5 years as Nikon, Canon, and Sony battle it out.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 20:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (345 comments in total)

Yes, people use their cameras in different ways. Yet Nikon removed feature in ways some of their users use the camera. What point are you trying to make?

I keep hearing people saying "nobody uses the battery grip so they removed it", nobody used the pop up flash so they removed it". Guess what, no one really used the D750 for video, yet here we are with 4K.

Some of you need to get off your high horse. Nikon removing things the previous camera had is a bad move, especially for this class of camera. They should be adding even more features to entice people to buy. I thought that was how technology worked. There's ZERO reason for Nikon to release this camera they way they did at the price they did.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 20:42 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (345 comments in total)

This would have been an instant purchase for me if they would have kept the pop up flash and battery grip connectors. Heck, just keep the battery grip connectors and I deal without having a popup flash.

And since this the 3rd model in a row in which Nikon feels its users don't need a battery grip, it looks like I'll be moving on from Nikon when it comes time to switch to Mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 15:29 UTC as 64th comment | 6 replies
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