brendon1000

brendon1000

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blackcoffee17: Probably a great camera and lenses.
When are we going to see a 600mm equivalent prime or zoom for native FE/E mount?
Seems like the world is stopped at 200mm for Sony.

Agreed but honestly the system has way too many lens gaps that need to be fixed so a 600mm lens is one the least important lenses to get.

If really required Sony has a 500mm f4 which can be easily adapted.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:55 UTC
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Jefftan: to me Sony added 4K to A6000 and double the price
Are u serious, Sony?

I am going to replace my aging NEX-5N with either the original A6000 or A7
both excellent value. I think I would choose A7

Its like this, the A6000 was not the flagship ASP-C camera for Sony while this is.

So Sony puts all its best tech in this camera while the A6000 got a few features stripped down like poorer build quality, plastic, no level gauge etc.

So its not really a A6000 replacement in that aspect but a new flagship APS-C from Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
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noflashplease: Autofocus performance was never an issue with the A6000. The kit lens was the biggest problem, as were a number of other unimpressive crop circle E-mount lenses. This new $1,000 update on the A6000 doesn't offer anything that the A6000 doesn't currently offer, except a few irrelevant features. The A6300 is unimpressive. Wait for it to be discounted or just buy an A6000.

Agreed the main development seemed to be on the video side of things.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
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AlfBundy: No IBIS, no touchscreen (which my NEX-5R had) and still stuck with a LCD resolution of 360p .... all that for just twice the price ?! WOW indeed !

I quit Sony. They're lost in confusion.

At least give us a NEX-5300 with touchscreen (min 720p) but no viewfinder (that thing that less than 5% use), and sell it for 600$ like the previous 5 serie.
Or 1000$ but with IBIS.

This makes no sense. :s

Where the heck did you get these figures ? 5% people use EVF ? :P

Agreed that no IBIS is a bummer. Never used a touchscreen though so can't comment.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Why does anyone think they need exposure compensation in M mode? Think about it.....

But disabling it seems pedantic.

I am still clueless why someone would be unhappy with a added feature. If you don't like it the regular manual mode is still very much available.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 13:25 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Why does anyone think they need exposure compensation in M mode? Think about it.....

But disabling it seems pedantic.

^^ I am so happy you aren't designing cameras. I wanted such a feature in my earlier cameras but I never could get it. Now its available on both my cameras and I use it pretty often.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
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PatrickSean: They already increased the prices in Germany like crazy after new years and they also discontinued the sb910 for some fricken reason. And all of the d5xxx and d3xxx kits also jumped quite a bit in price just because of that new 18-55 lens. I personally don't get nikon. The camera market is a shrinking market and a price increase will get people to buy more mirrorless cameras instead of nikon stuff.
In my opinion 2016 won't be as good for nikon as it was the past years except if they are releasing new mirrorless cameras which are kind of affordable

^^ Most of lenses you use are available in practically every mirrorless system out there. And most people just stick with the kit lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 06:08 UTC
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aftab: "Significant decrease in sales of image sensors, reflecting a decrease in demand for mobile products"

Does it mean that cellphone market has started the same downward trend that camera market started few years ago or it just means that some cellphone heavyweights, such as Samsung, are now making their own sensors instead of buying from Sony?

Probably other manufacturers selling more. Smartphone shipments recorded another impressive growth last year.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
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Benoz: As expected...many negative responses!...jealousy? :-)

I have no doubt that when released the camera will give some fantastic IQ but these images are utter crap and Pentax should be panned for posting such rubbish.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 06:33 UTC
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robspeed750: Not impressed! Why on Earth would they release such soft pics?

Agreed. I am sure when released the camera IQ at least will match something like a d800 or maybe even a D810 if there is no AA filter on the camera but these photos are horribly bad and should never have been actually released !

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
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noflashplease: Increasing the prices of Speedlites? Assuming for a moment that Nikon's production costs are roughly equal to the final retail price of a Yongnuo or Shanny flash, they probably have a 300 to 400% profit margin!

Looking at the rest of the price list, I see a lot of older lenses that are due for replacement. I'd imagine that many of the lower volume lenses are out of production and Nikon is simply just holding inventory.

This is not a brilliant business move after bringing out a $2,000 crop sensor body, or that ridiculously overpriced $600 Speedlite. Nikon is going to price themselves out of the volume market, and quite frankly, they don't have enough of a professional user base to fall back on when the enthusiasts and consumers depart for Canon.

^^ So you still believe in the concept of slavery in this day and age. Despicable !

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 06:12 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2478 comments in total)
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Frank in Bridgewater: Interesting specifications for a still camera. but for three times what you pay for a Sony a6000? And really sub-par video it seems.

I still believe this is a heavily overpriced camera that aside from a limited usage OVF with a very specific set of lenses adds very little value over say something like an XT-1 or even Fuji's own XE-2S.

But I wholeheartedly agree that certain cameras just 'feel' right.

My friend is a hardcore Canon shooter but he fell in love with a Fuji XE-2 that he was supposed to sell. It just gelled with him even though his Canon 6D was superior in many aspects to the Fuji.

Long story short he sold off his Canon and went with Fuji. His photos have certainly improved not because the Fuji has superior IQ (its close but the Canon has the edge) but he just loves using it. He 'connects' with the camera.

That is something specifications can never tell you.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 05:40 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2478 comments in total)
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Andy Galeati: way, way too much retro... I appreciate the theme, but when it hurts the functionality of video, I just tend to stray. But Im sure the colors and tones for stills will be amazing.

This camera has its niche. Like Leica. The Leica SL has 4k video but I seriously doubt anyone will buy it for video.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 09:51 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2478 comments in total)
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Daryl Cheshire: I don't think a camera should be marked down because it has a fixed rear screen, fixed screen cameras are more structurally robust.

^^ Ha ha well said. Next people will say low battery life shouldn't be a con as it helps in maintaining a smaller profile !

The Nikon D500 is a far more robust camera than the Fuji can ever hope to be and it has a tilting screen.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 09:48 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2478 comments in total)
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exapixel: I'm not sure that this is much of an upgrade over a vintage-2012 NEX-7.

I used the NEX7. It had horribly bad menus and the sensor was terrible for lenses with crap corners.

The A6000 was superior to the NEX7 in many respects.

Though honestly the A6000 is pretty much tied to this Xpro-2 is many respects at less than a fraction of the cost.

IQ of this Xtrans sensor will be better though.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 09:47 UTC
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Zigmont: Anyone ever use an LED like these instead of a flash? I'd like to know what the advantage is. Are these continuous lights, or do they work like a flash?

Some use it like an always on AF illuminator. Just a little light to allow your camera to focus easier.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 08:43 UTC
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kimikuma: $200-400 ? I wonder how they compare to my chinese led panel which only cost me $20. My led even have the same package.

Well build quality of the Manfrotto will be far far superior. No comparison.

The manfrotto will also be far more accurate in color temp than your cheap Chinese LED.

This should easily outlast and outperform your Chinese LED and last longer.

That said your Chinese LED is great if you don't intend to use such a device often. The Manfrotto isn't particularly bright. A $30 LED light on Amazon will be as bright.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 08:41 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2478 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I keep thinking about the Sony A7II when I look at this Fuji. The Sony is the same price but with IBIS and a Full Frame sensor. I do like the concept the viewfinder on the X-Pro and X100 lines, but not enough to invest in APS-C in an era when Full Frame is about to become mainstream. Fujifilm either needs to invest in Full Frame or reconsider the X-mount. As it is, it looks as if Instax film is a higher volume business than Fujifilm's entire digital photography line.

I am also wondering how does one measure the story telling ness of his/her camera. Does a Fuji Xe-1 have only 90% story tellingness since its cheaper ? Does the story tellingness increase if you use a MF lens instead of an AF lens ?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 12:27 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2478 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I keep thinking about the Sony A7II when I look at this Fuji. The Sony is the same price but with IBIS and a Full Frame sensor. I do like the concept the viewfinder on the X-Pro and X100 lines, but not enough to invest in APS-C in an era when Full Frame is about to become mainstream. Fujifilm either needs to invest in Full Frame or reconsider the X-mount. As it is, it looks as if Instax film is a higher volume business than Fujifilm's entire digital photography line.

@Don - Your statement reminds me about my friends bike. He would keep telling me stories about the many times it kept breaking down ! He said that added a charm to the bike :D

Me ? i guess I am happy my bike doesn't have story telling ability since it gets me from point A to B much faster at a lesser cost but doesn't break down.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2478 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: This is REALLY HARD to justify over an A7II, even with the(SLIGHTLY) cheaper lenses.

The "OVF" is a gimmick as well. They should have spent that money on the new 4MP EVF. I hope they did away with the unswitchable high ISO NR too.....

^^ Plenty of fanbois around. I simply couldn't get myself to use the Fuji XE-2 that my friend has. Felt the camera was too complicated.

However he had no issues changing settings and he gets good photos from his camera so I never degraded the Fuji by calling it un intuitive. The same friend just loves the DR and tonality I get out of my A7 II and IQ wise even my Fuji friends will admit it is better.

But there are a few things that this Fuji can do better and of course Fuji has a lot more lenses that photographers would want.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
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