brendon1000

brendon1000

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Joined on Feb 7, 2009

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On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (320 comments in total)
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Felice62: in the 1" arena I would still pick Nikon 1 V3 with the fabulous 70-300 VR CX zoom for about same money, if I needed that reach and speed.

There are literally hundreds of different combinations that give somewhat close to all the features and performance of this camera but nothing at all that offers even close to everything that this camera does.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 08:44 UTC
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princecody: Is IQ & DR any better than the Sony RX10 III?

Nope. Not even slightly

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)
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photomedium: I am not sure what the hysteria with this camera is about. The DR and noise are virtually indistinguishable from the A7RII. This is basically an A7RII DSLR with top notch AF from a $6k camera. The price happens to match the a7rII at launch two years ago. That maybe the only remarkable thing here.

^^ Agree with you on most of what you posted but you also forgot to add that the A7rII has larger AF point coverage, far faster live view AF and much better video. The D850 has good video specs but in reality it sucks bad.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (561 comments in total)
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Jefftan: wonder why smartphone is taking over camera?
Look at this, at least smartphone is making IQ progress every year

Company think customers are idiot and will buy the same camera (sensor 5 years old) over and over again
in the end they will find out who is the idiot

No one care about camera should attack Sony
At least it is the camera company most keen on innovate, without it camera is doom and smarphone will take over

The point is that smartphones are getting much better every iteration while cameras are taking far longer for every incremental update.

My friend has an Olympus OMD E5 with the kit lens and after he got the Samsung S8 he stopped using it. He finds IQ to be practically the same and the phone is always with him. Sure he misses the zoom but he doesn't find the E5 IQ to be appreciably better for him at least. If Smartphones can figure out a technology to add something like a zoom in future then budget cameras may just disappear in future.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (561 comments in total)
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stomrunner: "Not so good for
Sports shooters or anyone demanding dependable autofocus"

LOL, is this a joke? Or perhaps this camera is a joke. I was considering a switch from Canon to this camera, now it seems I must choose between 77D/80D and the upcoming Em5iii. Pity.

Well the GH5 is decent but it still can't compete with even PDAF mirrorless cameras like the A6300 in tracking. The GH5 did strictly OK in Dpreviews own tracking test while the A6300 got about 100% results. My friend was gifted a Panasonic GH5 by Panasonic and he also feels his 80D does AF tracking much better.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:10 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (561 comments in total)
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quietrich: Cons: "•16MP starting to look a little dated"

Because we are all buying into the marketing bs? Nope, having exhibited 36 x 24 inch prints in a London exhibition, produced from a 16mp sensor, I can honestly say that 16mp is a perfectly usable res. Don't buy into the marketing BS guys - 16 is plenty!

The competition has moved on and left this camera in the dust. If the choice was between an old dated 16 MP sensor and a new 24 MP sensor I would go with new and not buy an older sensor camera especially since this isn't a cheap budget camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 05:58 UTC
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cityofdust: Can someone suggest me a wide angle lens for Sony a7 with adapter I'm looking for a old glass with vigneting.

17mm or wider but no fisheye

Thank u very much

You could try the Tokina 17mm f3.5. Pretty cheap and if you stop down pretty sharp too. I had one long time back but didn't like the low contrast look so sold it off.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 04:13 UTC
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)
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NickyB66: So now the Chinese government departments can see all the nice images we take with our multi-mega pixel cameras.

People seem to forget Google knows much more about you than maybe even you do ! :P

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
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GuitarCamera Man: Just imagine what this can do to your retina!
Any eye doctors out there?

Everyone from the press to people around the world are making fun of President Trump. Miserable people all of them trying to make fun of a great man. But despite the constant negative press covfefe

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 08:59 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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Bershatsky: Meh... I'll stick with my Sigma Art.

^^ Can't say. I used the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art and that was bloody sharp. However the Canon 35mm f1.4 L II beats it in sharpness.

Of course you are comparing two very very sharp lenses and most of the differences are seen only while pixel peeping.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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Bershatsky: Meh... I'll stick with my Sigma Art.

Why meh? It's just as fast with image stabilisation and it's smaller and lighter to boot! OK so it's more expensive but not by a huge amount and in the long run the Canon will have more resale value.

If you already have the Sigma art lens then Yeah no point upgrading. But for those looking at a new one I feel people should spend the extra $$$ for the Canon especially if they are using this for work

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
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chshooter: Again Sony sells their best Sensor rather than use it themselves. The d850 finally kills the Sony a99II as the best combination of speed and resolution without the limitations of the flawed SLT design.
That shows that Sony have abandoned their own product in favour of supplying the competition

Guys this isn't the same Sony sensor. The other Sony sensor is 42 MP. Nikon can't magically add a whole 3 MP to an existing sensor.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
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DoubleDash: This camera versus the 5dm4... Canon makes me sad

Of course the 5d mk IV is the target. Both have a $3299 MSRP

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
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KoolKool: raw is not miracle, you push anything too much, then there will be terrible noise

Of course its not a miracle. The point was JPEG is a compromise. You can always push your RAW file further than any JPEG file. So if you care about IQ RAW is the only way to shoot.

If however you aren't shooting seriously JPEG is perfectly fine then.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
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Bambi24: No improvements in live view AF.

4k is pointless without a proper focusing system like dual pixel AF. Putting lipstick on a pig, an expensive pig.

$500 Canon Rebels with dual pixel AF like the SL2 and 800D now have better Live view and video AF than $3,300 Nikon cameras.

Any half serious video maker worth his salt will never touch AF with a 12 foot pole. MF is the only serious way to shoot video. Sure if all you want is to shoot a cat yawning then AF is perfectly fine but then your smartphone can do that easily

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 05:37 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Wow this looks great. Great job Nikon!

Is D850 better than Sony a99MK2..? Specs look really comparable.

Would definitely be better in most aspects except RAW fps where the A99 II does 12 fps. However that 12 fps you don't get live view so 8 fps is the max you can get with live view and the D850 offers 9 fps with the grip.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 05:35 UTC
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RawBob: I have the X1-S and X1-N and three flash units so I will test this out tonight, as far as I can tell the X1 firmware was released yesterday, you can't control the flash heads directly without the corresponding X1 head unit. Seems legit, but only one way to find out I suppose.

UPDATE! It seems you need the A1, you can't talk to the flash or X1 system without it. I'll pass, I have enough gear without the need for an iPhone app, although it's quick and easier to do it this way than on the X1. They should mod the X1 to work with the app using the same tech in the A1, now THAT would be something worth looking at.

Unfortunately there is no way to transmit data from a phone to any flash as of right now

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 08:29 UTC
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stevo23: What are we really testing here? The default OOC out of the box jpeg settings on $4000 cameras? How useful is this other than being click bait? I want to know what a camera can be adjusted to. Where can I tweak it to? I'm certain one can make them look much more similar than we see here. Then what?

I disagree. These cameras are sports cameras and mostly they will be on JPEG only if you need immediate photos. Very few sports shooters actually shoot RAW as it slows the camera down.

And camera RAW converters have their own quirks. JPEG at least is straight from the camera. Different RAW converters have different outputs.

While obviously this test could have been improved upon its still a decent way of comparing default output straight from the camera with no other software involved.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 06:40 UTC
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stevo23: What are we really testing here? The default OOC out of the box jpeg settings on $4000 cameras? How useful is this other than being click bait? I want to know what a camera can be adjusted to. Where can I tweak it to? I'm certain one can make them look much more similar than we see here. Then what?

Did you even watch the video? You are commenting on a small part of a much larger video.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 04:59 UTC
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GabrielZ: "leading photographic equipment company" providing components? Probably Sony or Panasonic.

I am not saying Panasonic can't technically do anything but Sony has a huge collection of existing FF lenses that can be used for the new system. Panasonic will probably have to develop from scratch all sorts of lenses.

If Zenit decides to use the Sony E mount for instance then they will already have a practically full system to lenses and with adapters use practically any lens available.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 13:01 UTC
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