brendon1000

brendon1000

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Joined on Feb 7, 2009

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Kamox: Is a 85/1.8 lens so much worse?

See for those who love the IQ its a no brainer. I had a Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 and a Sony 85mm f1.4. Now both lenses are incredibly sharp but I kept the Sony 85mm only because I could use it at f1.4. Not the best reason to choose one lens over another but this Sigma will be sharper than any 85mm f1.8 lens around.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 16:07 UTC
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CaptainNoddy: Great Competitor against Canon EOS M50!!

It seems we cannot get proper 4k at this price point (Around $600 - $700)... Manufacturers seem to use different tactics LOL

Canon M50: Extreme Crop (around 2.7x eq. to FF)
Fuji X-T100: 15 fps....
Sony A6300: It OVERHEATS when shooting 4K (A6000 no 4K)
Nikon: We don't make entry level Mirrorless Camera..

Olympus E-PL9 seems to be the most legit camera to go for.

The m43 or quarter frame sensor cameras are not a choice for people who want the best IQ for the price. The quarter frame format is best for those who value size over having the best IQ at the given price.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 13:03 UTC
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Hugo808: You can tell that the Fuji love of style has got to me because I want one just because of the new colours.

But I won't be able to shoot raw without getting a new developer to replace Lightroom. Curse you Adobe...

Not the best option but if you don't shoot a lot of photos you can try their DNG converter and process your RAW files in Lightroom.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 05:39 UTC
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Retro1976: I can agree Sony is doing amazing things for the industry, especially when it comes to sensor technology, But I still don’t believe they are a solid choice compared to Canon, Nikon, and Fuji for example. Sony has a long history of abandoning projects and it seems like every iteration of the A series has been a *Bug* fix for the previous generation. And let’s face it, they have already abandoned their crop series. I also believe Sony lenses are way overpriced and tend to underperform compared to other brands with the exception of a few prime gems. Subjectively speaking I still can’t for the life of me get with Sony’s output. There is something about Sony colors, wb, and tones that really turn me off, it looks like mobile phone output, albeit with obviously much better detail. I am still rooting for Sony because it will drive other manufacturers to step up their games, but I don’t see a big future for them once other companies bring their systems up to par.

You make some fair points but I heavily invested in their system as I felt they were one of the few really innovative camera companies around. And to date I really like their products so far. Sure their earlier bodies had a few niggles but they had some really great features at the time.

The current A7 III is just the icing on the cake. It's so superior to anything I have used before and that includes Nikon and canon bodies. I feel Sony is strongly concentrating on their FF mirrorless bodies cause they know the future lies here. Canon and Nikon are way behind them now.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
On article Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens (90 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Yet another Yongnuo lens, a copy of a lens but in MUCH lower image quality. I feel sorry for everyone that buys Yongnuo lenses. They might as well buy a Holga the image quality is not much better than a Holga.

Sure! Call me whatever names you want to! :)

My cousins kids call me names all the time. If you wish to be as mature as a kid that's fine by me!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 19:26 UTC
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roustabout66: For all their "innovation" Sony has not yet built their own service/repair facilities in America as far as I know. Until they are on a par with Canon and Nikon in terms of support and repair I will not even consider purchasing one of their products.

Fair point! In my country as well their service is way below the standards of Nikon or canon. But I love their products. Eye AF is revolutionary and I don't want to use cameras that lack such a feature.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 19:24 UTC
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steelhead3: My bet is this lens will not play nice with Sony cameras...it will be propitiatory to Canon cameras.

Nothing of the sort! It will be a class leading lens but I am sure will cost more than the previous version to compete with Sony lens prices.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 19:22 UTC
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The Fat Fish: Looks like EF mount is staying. Good or bad.

They are the market leaders why the heck would they kill off the EF mount? :O

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 19:20 UTC
On article Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens (90 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Yet another Yongnuo lens, a copy of a lens but in MUCH lower image quality. I feel sorry for everyone that buys Yongnuo lenses. They might as well buy a Holga the image quality is not much better than a Holga.

Lol what are you a 5 year old kid? :p

Calling me names without even so much as a shred of a rebuttal to what I said? Am I to take offense from such a childish retort? :)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 19:13 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1537 comments in total)
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utphoto: For all of the pixel peepers and purveyors of irrelevant statistics:

https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/5-things-we-need-to-forget-about-as-photographers/#

@dpthoughts - Oh yes! It's a game changer for portraits. I had eye AF on my older A7rII but it was only available in AF-S mode not in continuous AF and the speed was something like 1/10th the speed of the A7 III eye AF.

The A7 III just locks on and has a much better rate of perfectly focused shots compared to any of my previous cameras.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 16:47 UTC
On article Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens (90 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Yet another Yongnuo lens, a copy of a lens but in MUCH lower image quality. I feel sorry for everyone that buys Yongnuo lenses. They might as well buy a Holga the image quality is not much better than a Holga.

Lol well you were the one with such a snarky statement trying to look all clever but you just slipped and fell flat on your face and don't look all that clever anymore! 😁

If you had left out the snarkiness I wouldn't have had to reply in kind. Good day to you! :)

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 04:03 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1537 comments in total)
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utphoto: For all of the pixel peepers and purveyors of irrelevant statistics:

https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/5-things-we-need-to-forget-about-as-photographers/#

@pentaust - lol its nice to see that I have a fan! :D

The AF is totally dependent on circumstances. Tracking is not that great but general AF is perfectly fine. I don't think I ever claimed it was better than DSLRs cause its not true. Its a match for cheaper DSLRs but higher end ones will be better. The A7 II is much superior in this regard.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 15:19 UTC
On article Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens (90 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Yet another Yongnuo lens, a copy of a lens but in MUCH lower image quality. I feel sorry for everyone that buys Yongnuo lenses. They might as well buy a Holga the image quality is not much better than a Holga.

^^ I had a feeling someone would bring up that lens :)

Unfortunately for you that lens is an APS-C lens while this is a full frame lens. So my statement stands.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 15:11 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1537 comments in total)
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utphoto: For all of the pixel peepers and purveyors of irrelevant statistics:

https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/5-things-we-need-to-forget-about-as-photographers/#

Heard such things for years. Gear doesn't matter blah blah blah. But then these photographers will then use expensive DSLRs instead of a cell phone or some cheaper camera.

I shoot weddings for a living and I need reliable AF. I get a higher keeper rate with my A7 III than any of my older cameras. My A7 was pretty horrible when trying to shoot moving objects. With the A7 III and eye AF it's far easier to nail the focus.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 06:12 UTC
On article Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens (90 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Yet another Yongnuo lens, a copy of a lens but in MUCH lower image quality. I feel sorry for everyone that buys Yongnuo lenses. They might as well buy a Holga the image quality is not much better than a Holga.

@thecamfan - There doesn't exist a 60mm f2 macro lens anywhere as of now. So this is a brand new design and not a copy as you erroneously claim.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 11:19 UTC
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ThatCamFan: Yet another Yongnuo lens, a copy of a lens but in MUCH lower image quality. I feel sorry for everyone that buys Yongnuo lenses. They might as well buy a Holga the image quality is not much better than a Holga.

Which lens is this particular one a copy of?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 00:22 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1537 comments in total)
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Scintilla Aquila: "•No Face or Eye detect AF mode" -- Come on. It's right there in the manual, page 60. Pentax has had face detection AF since at least my 5-year-old K-30, on which it works quite well.

There's a gigantic difference between not being able to face-detect at all and not being able to face-detect *at the viewfinder*. Please correct.

It's possible they removed that part but the only place face detect has been mentioned is at the end of the AF section where they write about close focus AF. Other than that I can't find any mention of face detect in the cons section though as I mentioned it's possible it has been removed.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 20:00 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1537 comments in total)
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Scintilla Aquila: "•No Face or Eye detect AF mode" -- Come on. It's right there in the manual, page 60. Pentax has had face detection AF since at least my 5-year-old K-30, on which it works quite well.

There's a gigantic difference between not being able to face-detect at all and not being able to face-detect *at the viewfinder*. Please correct.

You fanbois really should read properly before posting rubbish and trying to make the site look bad.

The video clearly shows face detect via the ovf. Pentax only supports face detect in live view not via the ovf which Nikon supports nowadays.

Poor dpreview has to endure continuous bashing from fanbois of all cameras.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 15:12 UTC
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dpthoughts: WOW, just WOW.
The K-1 II is a jaw-dropping desaster. I didn't forsee this.

I don't even know where to start.

(RAW blurring)
Worst is the forced RAW denoising plus detail removal even for lower ISO, which you can't evade. This alone is a show-stopper, and a 1st timer in DSLR history? No other maker would have ever dared such.

This is now the key message attached to the K-1 II.

(Hand-held pixel shift)
This being a failure has been found already in dpreviews testing article at
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/7242776989/pentax-k-1-mark-ii-dynamic-pixel-shift-mode

Far inferior to the Photoshop stacking method available to everyone.
Unlike that, the Pentax pixel shift has less details, and comes with ugly artefacts.

(sensor performance)
Old sensor with still no dual-gain feature, nor BSI. Falling behind competition.
I'm curious if and how DxO mark are going to test this, when noise is obscured by RAW blurring.

Bit of a hyperbole IMO. Yes they didn't do any great upgrade but the better AF performance alone should be appreciated since that was a big weakness of Pentax. Lets not lose sight of the low price the K1-II retails though the Sony A7 has stolen a lot of thunder at its launch.

However if I needed a landscape camera and wanted to shoot in inclement weather I wouldn't choose a Sony A7 III.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 17:11 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1537 comments in total)
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travelshots_dpr: "The Pentax K-1 II is the only full frame DSLR - aside from its predecessor - to offer in-body stabilization"
What about Sony A99II?

That is NOT a DSLR. Its a fixed mirror camera and is technically a DSLT. :)

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 17:08 UTC
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