brendon1000

brendon1000

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Joined on Feb 7, 2009

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cirtapfotos: Sony sure does look great on Paper.

^^ His reply was a perfect answer to the ops statement. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 16:37 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Let's hope this mishap isn't as bad as the green orbs that put Fuji out of business. Or the D600 oil spatter that was the end of Nikon. These were great companies, but DPR readers correctly called their demise.

^^ Yes competition was something Sony didn't really have in that space. But they have another opportunity as they invested in the professional mirrorless space long before Nikon and canon went in.

Yes you can adapt lenses but dedicated lenses are always preferable as I have personally been affected by adapter failures. And that is where Sony is way ahead of canon and Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 16:34 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Let's hope this mishap isn't as bad as the green orbs that put Fuji out of business. Or the D600 oil spatter that was the end of Nikon. These were great companies, but DPR readers correctly called their demise.

Sony is doing very well in the higher end ff mirrorless space which is a higher margin space. And Sony sensor company makes sensors for a lot of customers as well as Sony. There is little to suggest Sony is going to exit the camera space anytime soon when Nikon and canon new mirrorless offerings aren't as good in so many ways to the A7rIII and A7 III.

In a few years time Sony will have filled up the few remaining gaps in its lens line up so they can start working on their APS c mirrorless lens line up. And currently Sony is the only company in the mirrorless space to have both APS c and ff formats using the same mount which allows for an easy upgrade for customers.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 10:50 UTC
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thx1138: So A9 fw had to be pulled now the A7RII/A7III fw has to be pulled. Probably outsourcing like they do repairs.

Sony repairs used to he a pita. But in India they have improved significantly and they have pretty quick turn around times. Nowhere near as good as canon yet but significant improvements over the years is a good sign.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 at 10:42 UTC
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Sergio Bendana: Precisely why I didn't update my Sony A7III. It would be great if Sony add the following on their next firmware update:

1.- Add the PlayMemories App, I purchased several of these for my A7II and I would love to use them on my A7III.

2.- Add Picture Effect: Illustration (I used it all the time on my A7II but is no longer available on the A7III), wondering why they removed this plus 4 more.

3.- Add more detail to the "In-Camera Guideā€.

Sadly Sony have rewritten the code for the new cameras and play memories is no longer supported. So don't expect them anymore in future. Very sad as I also used to like a few of them

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 11:50 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Will take my A7iii to Algerian Sahara ' tadrart rouge ' tomorrow.
So excited :D

Read the thread here. Not one person has reported any of the issues mentioned in the press release as the reason why they pulled the firmware. Its more of an issue for non users and trolls who don't even use the cameras.

Are you personally affected by the firmware update? Which of the Sony cameras do you use that you faced the issue?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 08:13 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Will take my A7iii to Algerian Sahara ' tadrart rouge ' tomorrow.
So excited :D

This firmware has been out since October. So far the only issues is that 3rd party batteries are no longer fully supported and you get an error message that you are using an incorrect battery but you can still continue shooting.

I haven't faced the issue so far with either of my two A7 III bodies so it's highly likely that its a very rare issue that thankfully Sony has actually acknowledged. So while obviously Sony has goofed up and they better roll out a fix asap its not a widespread issue from what I can gather that should ring any major alarm bells.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 02:29 UTC
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iamphil: Do people still use auto review?

I do. Its one of the usp of using an evf where you can see if your exposure is fine without taking your eye off the viewfinder. However thankfully i haven't experienced any issues so far after using the cameras after the update.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 02:19 UTC
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aarif: i own the A7iii plus I've owned other bodies from Canon and Nikon from pro to semi pro bodies. this camera is just fantastic for it's price. shooting wide-open all time with 1.4 lenses and no worries that you missed the eye or the exposure was incorrect like before. battery that can last all day around 3000 shots on a single charge with a mirror-less body (I don't shoot videos). Great buffer 10 fps ISO performance DR what else could you want and yes dual slots :).

the only issue I have with it is no time-lapse

I would it lacks an intervalometer which is shameful considering even cameras as old as the d7000 had them.

That said you can shoot slow motion video out of the camera using the S&Q mode. You will need to edit the video though.

You can set the camera to shoot at 1 fps, 2 fps, 4 fps, 8 fps and faster depending on what you want to shoot.

Wish Sony would include an interval meter in future.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 08:55 UTC
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abruzzopat: I'm not a conspiracy theorist... really I'm not! But for some reason it caught my eye that a story in which it is shown that Canon is dominating lens rental gear, the photo chosen by DPR (credited to lensrental) has a BIG SONY in it, and not a single product from Canon.

https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/6889573524/Most-Popular-Photography-Videography-1.jpeg

^^ That is also because a lot of people use canon lenses with Sony cameras as the performance is near native to Sony lenses.

A couple of my friends shoot with Sony cameras but use their old canon lenses as they don't find much downside to using them on their Sony A7rIII cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 05:02 UTC
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Aroart: Sony A7 III.. Stole mine from Best Buy open box with kit lens $1650... Can't believe what a great camera it is ... I think Sony made CANIKON wake up from the mirrorless coma...

^^ And I am sure you must have some inside info about them leaving the camera market :P

They have a weird way of showing that they are leaving it though considering they are launching hugely popular products like the A7 III along with lots of lens launches like the new 24mm f1.4 GM which has come into high praise.

The only real manufacturer who seems to be exiting the camera market must be Pentax. Aside from a few die hard fans hardly anyone talks about them anymore. And since they seem to have no plans to move into the mirrorless space I don't see much future for Pentax.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 04:51 UTC
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Aroart: Sony A7 III.. Stole mine from Best Buy open box with kit lens $1650... Can't believe what a great camera it is ... I think Sony made CANIKON wake up from the mirrorless coma...

In 2017 DSLR sales decreased by 10% while mirrorless sales went UP by 40%. With Canon and Nikon having serious camera systems in the mirrorless space those numbers will skew even more in mirrorless favor.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2018 at 13:24 UTC
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Lajos Hajdu: Well the DSLR really seems to be dead - none nominated here.

Well other than the minor update with the k1 II there was no real pro or semi pro DSLR launched.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2018 at 18:50 UTC
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kurt765: Probably doesn't address the star eater issue I'm guessing on the r3

If you shoot a lot of astro then maybe you need to either switch systems or get another body just for astro. I know two people who decided Sony just didn't have any decent affordable tele lenses and so got a Canon 7D II with a 400mm f4 and the other a used 500mm f4. Keeping two systems is a bit of a pain so one of them sold off their Sony system and moved entirely to Canon.

You need to figure out how much of a problem this spatial filter is for you because Sony has not shown any signs that it wishes to fix this.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2018 at 08:54 UTC
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Camera Conspiracies: Go home Samyang, you're drunk. Focus on RF mount, Z, E and L and forget the dinosaur EF mount. DSLR's are dying and only used by strong backed grandfathers who smoke cigars. 1kg+ lenses belong in a museum.

Err the Canon eos system is still by far the most sold system and it will take a good amount of time before it gets obsolete if ever.

Plus this lens probably spent a few years being developed.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2018 at 05:02 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: this 2/35 looks better than Sigma Art 1.4/40 reference lens :)

Very different design principles. The Sigma is a sharpness monstor with no consideration to the size. This lens has no AF and is for a very niche Leica M mount camera which means that it will sell a small fraction of the number of Sigma art lenses.

Sometimes i feel like getting a voigtlander 35mm f1.4 for my Sony just for fun. Add a different dimension to photography with a proper mechanical lens. But then i look at the price and realise there is no way I can justify spending so much for a niche item with very limited use :(

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 07:09 UTC
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Dima_467: Great lenses, but world needs a cheap Digital M-body

No no. Leica needs to keep its brand value intact. They should increase the prices of their cameras instead.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 05:14 UTC
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ValveBone: Man, it looks like Oly and MFT are getting swept away. Is another system going obsolete?

Yes it will give you that much dof. But if you don't care for extremely shallow dof then its a very decent lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2018 at 21:18 UTC
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ValveBone: Man, it looks like Oly and MFT are getting swept away. Is another system going obsolete?

^^ Those are the pro grade lenses. You do still get a huge plethora of reasonably fast glasses at decent prices. Yes they are not as fast bokeh wise as FF glass but the entire system can be very small and lightweight if you so desire.

My friend has a nice lightweight system of a Olympus Pen + 9-18mm + 17mm f1.8, 45mm f1.8 and 40-150mm. He carries all of it in a very small bag while I need a pretty big bag to carry all my stuff.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2018 at 09:17 UTC
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ValveBone: Man, it looks like Oly and MFT are getting swept away. Is another system going obsolete?

I doubt that. M43 system has a niche segment of a reasonably large sensor with a possibility of having a set of very small lenses compared to the much larger 35mm format system.

Even if Panasonic doesn't launch too many new models or lenses for m43, Olympus can easily carry on the m43 system without Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2018 at 04:17 UTC
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