brendon1000

brendon1000

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obsolescence: Another approach to "round-ups" would be based on systems best suited to specific kinds of work, such as sports, fashion, weddings, portraits, studio/products, street/documentary, travel, etc. State the parameters for what makes them best for that work. Then show various statistics such as pricing & sales figures, available prime and zoom lenses, compatibility with other-brand lenses, duration on the market, rental availability, and query the readers to indicate their ownership and to rate them. I think that information would help with selecting products for a desired purpose.

What horror is this ??? Useful comments have no place here !!! :O

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
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runbei99: The Sony is NOT a semi-pro camera - someone hasn't been reading Kirk Tuck (Visual Science Lab site).

^^ Sush !!! Don't try to use logic to argue with trolls. Let them remain bitter ! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
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BobT3218: My God, are you trying to start a troll war by drawing the line between pro and semi-pro cameras? :)

Actually if you overlook the wording, the line is clearly the $2000 bracket. Else the D5 and 1Dx II would also be here.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 02:16 UTC
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TrojMacReady: The A99II is missing from the actual content.

DPR still doesn't claim to have it. They clearly state "While we haven't put an a99 II through its paces" and the whole tone is that of reading from the camera brochure.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 02:14 UTC
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Reop: Leica SL $7450 why? For the red circle?

Really ? A D5 compared to a Leica SL ?

The D5 is a serious professional tool backed with pro support and a huge array of lenses.

The Leica is backed by what 3 lenses ? Its a rich man's toy.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
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Rainersen: 1160g for an 85mm lens... I mean... WHAT ???
Ummmm... no... not for me.

Depends. Zeiss seems to think smaller aperture lenses are the best option for something like mirrorless cameras where size is an advantage in certain category of lenses.

So they have smaller aperture lenses like 25mm f2, 18mm f2.8 and 85mm f1.8 which means they aren't chasing very big aperture lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
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TrojMacReady: The A99II is missing from the actual content.

Nobody has it. You won't find much info from any of the major camera makers.

They probably made a small limited production run to sell to existing A mount users since the A mount is for all intents and purposes no longer actively supported by Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
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Rainersen: 1160g for an 85mm lens... I mean... WHAT ???
Ummmm... no... not for me.

Like it or not, newer lenses are getting bigger and bigger as they need more and more elements to correct abberations that occur when shooting wide open and to maximise sharpness at those apertures.

So if you shoot stopped down then there is going to be not a great amount of difference between this lens and cheaper 85mm lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 06:07 UTC
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Spectro: I been burned by sigma af motor 2x on both sigma i owned. I seen this lens and it is huge, closer to the nikon 105 size then 85 size. This 85 might be the sharpest wide open of all brands and versions. But i cant live with focus hunting, back focus, cant focus close to mininal focal distance, and too many OoF shots ratio. Going to have replace my old sigma 85 with the nikkor 85 1.4.

Yeah my friend went through 3 copies of a Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art and all of them had some Af problems or the other at specific focus situations (i.e. not something a universal micro assist could solve). And after tearing his hair searching for a good copy he spent a good amount more and bought the Canon 35mm f1.4.

Not as good a performer as the Sigma but it focuses perfectly 99% of the time and an infocus shot is far better than a sharp photo where your main subject is OOF.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 06:01 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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Rainer2022: Without that monster grip only 333 photos available until running out of batt power!

With that monster grip a good portion bigger and heavier than the Nikon 500, I guess!

For comparison: on my Canon 60D I shooted 5.000+ shots with a single battery :)

^^ Thank you ! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 06:12 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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Eugene CH: What a Pity! Neither Fuji X-T2 and X-T1 nor most of Fujinon lenses have image stabilization!

IS is very nice to have but honestly I have two cameras - one without IS and one with and most of the time if I don't even miss IS.

If I am shooting still subjects I use a tripod and for moving subjects even portraits I am using very fast shutter speeds. It is generally rare occasions where I am shooting without any tripod and shooting still life hand held in low light where shutter speeds is an issue.

That leaves long lenses that require destabilization's and all their long lenses are stabilised.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 05:21 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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alchenick: Thanks for the detailed review! I am a landscape-hiking amateur photographer struggling with choosing my next camera. I am considering the upgrade from an old DSLR and would like to get a mirrorless (dimensions and weight matter to me). So I am asking to everybody, how would you compare this camera to Sony A7ii and the new Olympus E-M 1 ii regarding landscape photography. Thank so much everyone ;)

I use the A7 II and its very good for landscapes. However this camera is also very good. Honestly since you are shooting at base ISO a lot you won't find any real meaningful differences between the two cameras.

One advantage of Sony is however that you can adapt any UWA lens with full electronic control. So you can use a Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 or a Canon 11-24mm f4 if you don't care for the native lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 05:10 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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Rainer2022: Without that monster grip only 333 photos available until running out of batt power!

With that monster grip a good portion bigger and heavier than the Nikon 500, I guess!

For comparison: on my Canon 60D I shooted 5.000+ shots with a single battery :)

^^ YOU don't but anyone shooting a lot of photos will care. Its probably why no one really buys the Sigma DP3m cause IQ is stellar but everything else isn't.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 05:08 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I have to say that I don't like the pricing trends. It used to be that the next generation was more features and better for the same or slightly lower price, but now there are a bunch of body-only crop sensors in the $1200-$2000 range. This sounds a lot like boosting prices to make-up for a dwindling market -- potentially the start of a cycle that doesn't end well for anybody.

^^ Lol no where did I say the m43 system or EM-1 II was inadequate ! :P

I simply said that compared to something like Nikon or Canon it is not in the same ball park in terms of Global availability, service set up, lens availability, upgrade path etc.

The D7200 is barely bigger than the EM-1 II - http://camerasize.com/compare/#692,611

And compared to another mirrorless camera like the A7 II you can see that despite having a 400% larger sensor the camera sizes are comparable.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#692,579

And portability I was referring to smaller m43 cameras like the EPL8 which is very pocket able indeed

http://camerasize.com/compare/#692,686

Again I am referring to market dynamics and perceived value of systems only. I am no where referring to the capabilities of the camera which are very good indeed.

Its just that in the eyes of everyone who is not a m43 shooter the EM-1 II is considered a overpriced camera and not very appealing.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (341 comments in total)
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Boomerdad: I don't understand how a camera with a 79% rating is preferred over one with a 82% and a couple with 80% ratings.

Lol you conspiracy nuts are always fun to read ! :)

They clearly said the Nikon was loved despite its lower specs. Sometimes specs and features don't make the camera fun to use.

The Sony A7rII is one of the highest rated cameras out there but it has a lot of quirks which some people hate and prefer other not as highly speced cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 05:09 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (341 comments in total)
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sh10453: Hello Richard. Thanks for the nice summary.
My understanding is that the a6000 has been out of production for a year now (or close to that).
This info was from the manager/owner of a large, local camera store, and he is an authorized Sony dealer.
I believe they stopped production when the a6300 was introduced as a replacement.
If that is the case, should an out of production camera be listed here?

@sh10453 - It may really be discontinued but Sony USA shows it as a current model and a quick check doesn't seem to show any stock shortages in the major websites so unless Sony officially states that it is discontinued we have to assume it is not.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 05:05 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I have to say that I don't like the pricing trends. It used to be that the next generation was more features and better for the same or slightly lower price, but now there are a bunch of body-only crop sensors in the $1200-$2000 range. This sounds a lot like boosting prices to make-up for a dwindling market -- potentially the start of a cycle that doesn't end well for anybody.

^^ There is a clear difference between the two.

Nikon and Canon have largely complete lens systems with upgrade options. m43 systems have a single sensor format with no upgrade options. To an outsider who isn't using either system a well established system is always more desirable.

If any m43 user wishes to upgrade his old 16 MP m43 camera to the new latest tech he is unlikely to find any great improvement in IQ.

If he really wants better IQ then his only option is to move to a system which has a larger sensor format like 35mm or even APS-C.

And Nikon and Canon have a lot of advantages over Olympus like Global availability, far larger service set up, many many more lenses available including used lenses, larger sensors etc.

The only reason for them to get a m43 system is if they want a smaller camera for casual work or for portability. And the EM-1 II isn't very portable for an m43 system and hence its target audience is very slim.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 04:55 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Plenty of offerings below that price that are better suitable for most, but good to see dslr trumps mirrorless :p

Wow you picked up a really really old comment but you are off mark. This is a discussion for crop sensors from 1200-2000 dollars. Neither of your two cameras you mentioned is in that ballpark.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 06:47 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I have to say that I don't like the pricing trends. It used to be that the next generation was more features and better for the same or slightly lower price, but now there are a bunch of body-only crop sensors in the $1200-$2000 range. This sounds a lot like boosting prices to make-up for a dwindling market -- potentially the start of a cycle that doesn't end well for anybody.

^^ There is a reason why the E5 failed and Olympus shut down that line. It was largely due to the perceived notion that with the sensor being the most expensive component paying so much $$$ for a smaller sensor wasn't the best idea.

Hopefully the Em-1 II does well and Olympus gets back to making profit.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 11:49 UTC
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cloudlessdays: Dear all, I'm more then surprised about most of the replies/comments in particular with regards to the pricing??? No one is forced to commit their funds to the new Olympus flagship - it is purely another choice or option. Assuming that most of the contributors live in countries where choices are abounds, or are hoping to live in such, I am totally appalled about all of the negative responses/comments. Short - it's usually called supply and demand. All "dogs" evetually crash and burn, the "stars" keep on! I for one, want to live in a society where competition, innovation, freedom of speach AND CHOICE exists, not least with regards to our children. Finally I feel more then sorry for all the TROOLS. As the saying goes, "You cannot ad days to your lives, but you can ad lives to your days :-)" For all the TROOLS and NEGATIVES, that may not be on the cards... Thank you DPR for your site - for good and for bad :-)

@cloudlessdays - Any new camera sells quickest at the beginning and then sales taper off as newer models are launched.

A $2000 m43 camera however good is not going to make DSLR users lust after such a thing unless it is a specialist tool like the GH5

So that leaves largely m43 users looking to upgrade & you can see a lot of them are finding it hard to digest the price.

So if Olympus doesn't set the sales registers on fire at the beginning of its life cycle then by the time the camera is discounted you are going to face far reduced demand anyways as newer cameras will be launched by both Pansasonic and other mirrorless and DSLR manufacturers.

However good the EM-1 II is a camera it is STILL a 1/4 frame sensor which is a factor at this price range. And lets not forget Olympus is probably the only major camera maker today which is still not making any profits.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 06:01 UTC
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