brendon1000

brendon1000

Lives in India India
Has a website at www.brendonshootspeople.com
Joined on Feb 7, 2009

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On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (132 comments in total)
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Aroart: I bet 90% of the non pixel peeping average person will never know the difference if you took a pic with this lens or the coveted 70-200...

Yes very true ! But IQ is only one part of a lens. How is the AF, the bokeh, the rendering, the build quality etc. They all matter to some people.

For instance I used the 70-200mm f4 some time back and the thing that really struck me the most was NOT the IQ (though it was very very good) but it was the AF ! The speed and accuracy was brilliant. No hunting, no stutter just instant lock.

The older 70-300mm IS however was a bit slow to focus and occasionally would hunt which was irritating. Once I downloaded the photos and viewed them on my PC I honestly couldn't tell what photo was taken by which lens but usability wise I preferred the 70-200mm all the way.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:41 UTC
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havoc315: So a big heavy ultra wide angle lens... That really isn't too ultrawide. Equivalent of 21mm.... I don't see much of a point to this lens.

Havoc seems to be another clueless photographer who feels just because he doesn't find use for something it is worthless.

I unfortunately was quite like him before and I also never used to see any reason for fast UWA lenses till I wanted to shoot the milky way and startrails. And then my f4 lens suddenly seems to darn inadequate. :P

Now that its milky way season time in the northern hemisphere I need to borrow my friends 20mm f1.8 and head off to some nice dark place and enjoy the 1.8 goodness ! :)

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

^^ Most deluded and irrational people are generally secure in their conclusions so I take it you are too ! :) Good day to you sir !

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

Ok since you don't like DXOmark but still don't post anything to back up your BS. Ill go one step further and show you another website for you to check -

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7r-ii/sony-a7r-ii-image-quality.htm

They test against the D810 and they clearly find the A7rII to be better.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

Lol so you claim DXO mark scores are useless and then go on to post stuff with zero evidence to back up your claims ? :P

Sorry but no I will disregard anything you say as total utter BS unless you have something to back up your claims.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: They are almost right. I stated this here some months ago. Indeed this is a market reality.

What samples do you want me to show ? :P

If you want to see some photographers who shoot Sony in India check out Joseph Radhik and Anirban Brahma.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 20:07 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

It is the best available for even low light. DXOMark rates it high ISO performance better than its high MP peers.

And low light interiors are generally shot on a tripod and with lighting if required.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: They are almost right. I stated this here some months ago. Indeed this is a market reality.

Maybe it was the market reality 10 years ago. Its not really the same reality today at least. In my country many of the top wedding photographers use Sony systems.

Not to say Sony is brilliant of anything but pros work with what they feel suits them best. They will take brilliant photos no matter what system they use.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:30 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

Second tier camera systems ? :P

The Sony 42 MP sensor is currently the best available sensor in the market and its not available in either Canon or Nikon.

And a few of the highest paid wedding photographers in my country all use Sony so if your work is good it doesn't really matter what system you use as long as you can consistently provide great results.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:21 UTC
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drajit: $1000 for snapdragon 653, seriously? I appreciate the battery and Ram & storage but I think one plus 3T is a better deal.

And that 653 will have to power a QHD screen ! Ridiculous that at $1000 they couldn't spend for a Snapdragon 821 at least

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1180 comments in total)
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Greg7579: I am a Fuji aficionado and am addicted to the XT-2 and Fuji glass, but this camera looks sweet and I am a big admirer of Sony. Sony and Fuji -- they are competitors and that competition benefits us all (and I like the Sony sensor in my Fuji XT-2) :)
I of course think that the XT-2 would win the day over this fine Sony camera .
Here are a few thousand pretty good travel shots from my Fuji if anyone is bored and wants to look at my Flickr page. One thing we can agree on ... Sony and Fuji are awesome, and who wants to lug around all that big Canon and Nikon gear?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

@Fun4all - Err you are comparing a top of the line APS-C camera to zero feature plastic body model like the Canon SL1 ? This camera is more comparable (and better in some ways) to a 7D mk 2.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1180 comments in total)
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fsc1: I was expecting this review not to be great because the additional features they are offering are not upto the expectations and standards except the larger buffer and grip. For example, IBIS is 2.5 stops as it was advertised to have 4 to 5 stops advantage. Second, the touchscreen is below par as compared to others. And for these two important features u are paying extra 400$. And the rest is same as a6300.

You very well knew what I mean so please cut the fake surprise act.

Samsung has stopped making the NX1 or any other ILC for now and so its no longer a consideration for buying anymore. Maybe you want to start comparing Olympus DSLR 4/3rd cameras too while you are at it ? :P

I am quoting DPreview who tested the cameras.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii/10

Please forgive me if I don't take your word for it that there is a big difference between the IS systems of both cameras over that of a review website like Dpreview.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1180 comments in total)
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fsc1: I was expecting this review not to be great because the additional features they are offering are not upto the expectations and standards except the larger buffer and grip. For example, IBIS is 2.5 stops as it was advertised to have 4 to 5 stops advantage. Second, the touchscreen is below par as compared to others. And for these two important features u are paying extra 400$. And the rest is same as a6300.

@fsc-1 - Most cameras including the Olympus Em-5 II come with between 2.5 - 3 stops of stabilisation. So nothing really new there.

If you don't need all that as you said there is the A6300 already.

@Fun 4 all - Get over it. The Samsung is a dead camera. Compare it to its current peers instead if you wish

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
On article Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III real-world sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: It will have to be pretty fantastic to beat the Tamron 15-30 2.8 at less than half the price.

One big advantage this lens has over the Tamron is that it can directly take filters. Buy yes sharpness wise I don't think you will find any big differences unless you really pixel peep.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Strange people at Tamron support the A-mount which is dead, but not the K-mount. So not my gear of the year.

^^ I don't think anybody WANTS the Sony A mount to die. People aren't wishing for someone else to suffer. I don't think so many sadistic people exist. We are merely discussing whether we think if Sony has abandoned the A mount or not. If Sony starts supporting the A mount again I might even move back.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
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lesnapanda: And now Pentax is being punished for the low price. It would clearly be in the top cameras to buy in the highest-end segment, but it simply has a better price tag. My bet would be: a7rii + k1 in the ff cameras without price limit (though there is also Leica)

Oh my goodness. If you truly believe the content on this website is paid then please leave this website for good. Boycott rather than whine and complain about a camera that has won this comparison and won a gold award over here.

The Pentax K-1 doesn't have a very enviable lens system and its video performance downright sucks. Its AF tracking also is shown to be behind any of its competition. So while I agree with you that its a great camera it has its share of flaws that people need to consider and I feel DPreview have done a fair job.

If you feel they are overtly biased and paid off then please move on and go somewhere else.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Strange people at Tamron support the A-mount which is dead, but not the K-mount. So not my gear of the year.

The K Mount regularly gets new optical designed lenses and new cameras . The A mount has exactly 3 cameras from $500 - $3099. There are exactly Zero cameras in the $1k - 3k segment which is a clear sign that the manufacturer isn't interested in developing the mount.

And the last new lens designed for the system was the Zeiss 50mm f1.4 which is quite a while ago.

There is hardly any signs that any logical person can use to conclude that the A mount is a supported system by Sony.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 17:30 UTC
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a voice of reason: they should port this to pentax and fuji .... fools not to tamron is making themselves more forgettable every year

Pentax ok I can understand. Shouldn't be that hard to port a few copies to Pentax though Pentax people will probably choose the 100mm WR over this.

However porting to Fuji is not really possible since its a mirrorless camera and will require a complete redesign

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery (125 comments in total)
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Carl Mucks: Fail:
1. overpriced
2. doesn't look good until f8
3. edges and corners are bad in landscape photos

Great if you don't want 12mm FOV then feel free to buy narrower UWA lenses like the 14mm f2.8 Rokinon or something else.

This is an extreme FOV and that is why it costs a pretty penny since there are no direct equivalents that cost less. The old Sigma 12-24mm f4 - 5.6 is somewhat comparable but its an old optic and is one stop slower wide open along with being much bigger.

The Sigma 12-24mm f4 ART should be as sharp or sharper at f4 but its still more expensive and also one stop slower.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (351 comments in total)
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quietrich: Roundup of this year's roundups:
$2000+ = 1st Nikon, 2nd Sony
$1200-$2000 Full Frame = 1st Sony, 2nd Pentax
$1200-$2000 Crop sensor = 1st Fuji, 2nd Nikon
$900-$1200 = 1st Panasonic, 2nd Nikon
$500-$900 = 1st Nikon, 2nd Sony
$500 = 1st Fuji, 2nd Sony

No Canon and no Olympus. But Canon has held number one in share of digital camera market for 13 consecutive years:
http://global.canon/en/news/2016/20160329.html
And Olympus are the only manufacturer of milcs to increase market share in Japan:
http://www.43rumors.com/japanese-2015-sales-report-olympus-makes-an-impressive-12-in-market-share/

It seems that consumers know something that DPR don't....

@op - Mcdonalds is the largest selling burger chain in the world. However just because they sell the most doesn't make them the best. There are a lot of factors like availability, service etc other than pure taste.

Similarly Canon has a robust retail and service network, and a great lens line up even though their cameras didn't have the best sensors available. They are catching up though with the newest sensors.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 02:45 UTC
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