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tinetz: Impressive specs. But the same for the price... Makes a Pentax K-1 with a 70-200/2.8 at 3750,- $ look lika a real bargain kit...

Well this is a professional tool. The K-1 is a fine camera but its AF system is not up to snuff with Nikon or Canon.

The K-1 is a fine camera for studio photographers and other pros who don't need fast AF.

But the 70-200mm f2.8 is more of an event or reportage lens and not too many pros will want to use anything but a Nikon or a Canon for such usage.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
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Nobby2016: WOW... nikon really needs the money it seems.

this new 70-200mm is 900$ more expensive than the very good canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II.

should nikon not try to attract new customers in a shrinking market?
instead they scare away old ones.

@Nobby - People are going to throw so much mud on your face when Canon launches their new version for the same price ! :)

Canon and Nikon are both increasing the prices of their new launches every year ! :(

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 13:12 UTC
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tom1234567: Nikon pricing 90% of people out the market with their new price structure.......utter greed! I for one have done buying more Nikon gear......roll on more Fuji.

SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon £799need I say anymore´╗┐ just do a Google serch

Tom G

This is a professional tool. For those not looking at the last word in image quality have plenty of other options.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
In reply to: How much "breathing"?

^^ Any source for that ? I am sure a lot of people would be interested in the same.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
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saeba77: $2800 ?? for me this price is not justified
is true that there's an improvement but you had to consider that production process cost less than 7 years ago.
It's the same thing as smartphone...the top model cost always the same each years but there's always an improvement
The realty is that with a price of $2800 nikon can sell the previous model as now

Honestly prices will always go up. But as a user you decide whether you wish to pay so much. Nikon has the already excellent older lens still available new and for used.

If you want even cheaper Tamron has an excellent 70-200mm f2.8 VC. If you don't need f2.8 then Nikon has the 70-200mm f4 VR.

Plenty of choices available if you are a Nikon shooter today.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 08:19 UTC
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andyyau: Just $2800! It is lucky that I am not Nikon user.

@andyyau - You seem terribly confused. Nothing you have said supports your statements. Every lens will slowly reduce in price given time and no one was talking about the prices of old lenses today.

The launch prices of all companies INCLUDING Canon are increasing with each new lens. That was my point and I showed with examples why you were wrong.

So to conclude your initial premise of Canon not increasing prices of NEW lenses is incorrect and in future the new Canon 70-200mm f2.8 should easily match this price.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 08:15 UTC
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andyyau: Just $2800! It is lucky that I am not Nikon user.

@andyyau - Unfortunately you are wrong. Though I would have been more than happy if you were correct on this point at least.

Take the 16-35mm f2.8 III. Launch price $2199. The 16-35mm f2.8 II had an MSRP of $1599.

Then take the 100-400mm II. And lastly take the 35mm f1.4 L II. All substantially higher than the preceding lenses.

So the new Canon 70-200mm f2.8 is going to match this Nikon very closely when it launches.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 05:58 UTC
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andyyau: Just $2800! It is lucky that I am not Nikon user.

You think Canon won't charge this much when they come out with their own lens in the future ? :P

Unfortunately everyone is raising the prices of their new lenses by a rather substantial amount ! :(

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 05:47 UTC
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ThomasFromBavaria: Does it focus breath?

All zoom lenses and many prime lenses focus breath. The question is 'How much'.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 05:45 UTC
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Travo: I don't get the huge concern with battery life and mirrorless cameras. People can spend thousands of dollars on a camera and lenses but not $50 on a spare battery?

Worth noting is that the a6300 (and probably the a6500) can operate while charging off a USB battery pack. Handy if you want to do some astrophotography.

It is a problem and while I have learned to live with the poor battery life, DSLRs are far far far far better. My friend shoots weddings with me and he uses a 6D. I go through 3 - 4 batteries for his every 1 battery.

And his one battery charges faster than one Sony battery. So if I go for a 2 or 3 day wedding I am constantly worrying about charging my batteries while he never really worries about battery life with just 3 charged batteries.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
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Miki Nemeth: It is a significantly improved camera, no question: IBIS, no-overheating, touch screen alone enough to bring the A6500 into a different category. The three points mentioned on page 6 are totally irrelevant to me: I can live without a front control dial now that we have touch screen. The 4K image of A6300 was mind-blowing anyway. I am totally fine with the excellent small inexpensive Sony batteries. I keep 3 extra in my bag. The A6500 can be operated via a USB battery, absolutely very cool for long time-lapse. What I am missing, though are USB3, headphone jack, and GPS. Not having a GPS is really annoying. But, anyhow, for all these workarounds can be found, and they are not deal-breakers, definitely. The A6500 is a killer camera, sure: no competition can come even close. If only Sony would add touch screen to one of its A7 cameras before Xmas.

Its not sacrosanct but they did test both cameras side by side and one overheated while the other kept going till the 30 minute limit which is imposed on all still cameras.

So while eliminated is not the best word to use its still vastly superior to the A6300.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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Jefftan: The best pocket camera is Ricoh GR II
not this

Or get a Panasonic GM1/5 with 14mm F2.5 pancake lens
or get a A5100 with Sony 20mm F2.8

there are lots of tricks like slow motion video
but bottom line in terms of IQ , it is a very small sensor camera

None of those cameras have a zoom lens which limits the appeal greatly. This isn't a camera for the best IQ. Its a fun camera for convenience when you want to go light.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 06:42 UTC
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Bhima78: Wait, why is this double the price of the regular M-P? I mean, i actually like how this looks but damn... that is a fleecing! I could see 10-20% higher price, but making this thing $15,000 is crazy. It is products like these that make me realize Capitalism as it stands today is an utter failure as an ideal economic system.

This is a luxury item meant for rich people.

But do note that this is a kit with a 35mm f1.4 lens and a flash.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 05:23 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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Smack53: Wonderful image Quality from that sensor, but at a price that is just too far out of reach for my budget. It's a shame too because this is the best camera to have in my pocket for those unplanned moments that come up all the time. Still, I'll keep it on my wish list because you never know when you might strike it rich!! :))

^^ Exactly ! This camera has essentially the same sensor as the original Rx100 with a few minor tweaks. The main difference between this and the original isn't IQ but AF speed, burst rate and video.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 07:05 UTC
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mcentral: I'll add my two cents. I want an upgrade that is 1000% less about speed/action and 1000% more about ergonomics. A video and portrait/lanscape/street camera, strong in low light. Maybe once a year you shoot a burst tracking your niece running in the backyard. A camera with these video specs, IBIS, a touch screen, a flippy touchy. It can be bigger. It should have more sensible controls (I don't see the point of the mode dial, but this is industry wide. If you only have one dial, modes are not the things I want access to and could easily be in the function menu.) Two card slots, mic and headphone jack, no overheating, longer battery life, ruggedness. That is worth $1500. I have been pairing Canon FF and Sony E mount APSC, in a budget sort of way (6D, A6000). I still believe this approach is eminently sensible, but I can't quite buy in with a camera like this. I could get a Panasonic GX85 PLUS a Pentax K-70 for less money and I'd be well ahead.

If you really want great ergonomics you should try Fuji. A lot of people seem to like the controls :)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 04:16 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: I feel like buying a 2x4 at Home Depot and taking a trip to Sony Japan and whacking those engineers over the head. Wake up Sony! Somebody in the top three has to be the first to introduce a complete remake of the screen interface. It needs to be an icon driven touch very similar to smartphones. Dump those freaking menus!!! I want to organize the icons on multiple screens to suit me. YOU don't know what I need and never will. And I don't care what your engineers think about what belongs on a professional camera. Stop trying to sell customers what you think they need. Sell us what we want. Or have you forgotten who is paying the blinking bill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on dude just because you do something different doesn't mean everyone will like it :P

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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tobicy68: Wait am I the only one still waiting for the successor of the A6000? A6000 MkII perhaps?

With the rate Sony is launching bodies you may not have to wait too long... :P

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 07:10 UTC
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zorglub76: So, a6000 was $600 2.5 years ago. Now we have touchscreen, which is about $25 upgrade (iPhone 6s replacement screen is $85 if you buy a single item, so Sony's is probably $50, and no-touch screen is probably already $25), and IBIS, which, with all the other improvements, made a7II cost $300 more than a7.

This means that a6500 should cost about $325 more than a6000. Everything above $1000 is a rip-off.... If I want to upgrade my a6000 in two years, does it mean that my option would be a6900 with the price of $2700?

^^ He is a troll. Trolls are bitter creatures with ZERO usefulness in life. Best ignore them and let them wallow in their bitterness. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 07:02 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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chris boettcher: Looking forward to handling the A6500. I did not like the A6300 because of the brick-like feel of the body in my hands. I truly loved the ergonomics of the NEX7 body. Good to see that the a6500 has better focusing specs than everything that preceded it. Of course the menu interface is better than the NEX7 as well. I will have to try it out before spending the extra bucks. FWIW, the Panasonic GX8 has almost all the features that the negative review comments say are missing on the Sony APSC bodies. Maybe it is time for those folks to abandon the Sony ship for now. Comparing the IQ on the GX8 and the A6500 will be a good decision making exercise for me. The GX8 with the 12-60mm lens goes for under $1K.

@Photo Aficiondao - Sigma has an excellent 30mm f1.4 which will give a slighly more tele FOV on Sony. Or even the 28mm f2

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
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NightclubDancer: At high ISO (6400 and up) does this take cleaner picture than a6300?

@Steelhead - You will really struggle to see much high ISO difference with the current crop of APS-C sensors upto maybe 6400. More than that honestly you aren't going to get any great photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
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