brendon1000

brendon1000

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brendon1000: Many of his so called flaws are rubbish. The menu system is a bit complicated but has so many features packed in its heavily customisable. In two days time I am very comfortable using and finding what I need without problems. The function buttons are very useful and he actually tries to make it a flaw. I used a couple of playmemories apps and some were very useful and lots of my friends used them.

Expecting an unbiased article from such a person is like Hillary Clinton writing an unbiased critique of trumps presidency. Maybe you are naive in thinking the article is fair but to those of us who actually use the cameras most of his points are bs and its a poor attempt at taking a pot shot at a company that cost him money. The only thing I really agree with are the sub par service of Sony which I agree with and the sub par weather sealing. The rest are non issues for most people who use the camera.

Most of the others are big issues for useless trolls like you :p

Lol just owning something doesn't mean squat ! My friend bought a 6D Mk II some time back and he hated it and would never recommend it to anyone who asked him. I use the Sony A7 III and find it much better than any of my previous cameras.

The main people having a problem are armchair trolls like you who have never ever used the camera for any real period of time :P

I have had 3 Sony A7 series cameras and I can tell you ergonomics were great, menu system wasn't the best of course but once I fully customized the camera it was never a problem and construction while not the best is still very good. None of my cameras are worse for wear after 100000+ shutter actuations. My 5d mk II has all the rubber parts fallen off after 95k shutters but that is considered a rugged body.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 19:48 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)

Many of his so called flaws are rubbish. The menu system is a bit complicated but has so many features packed in its heavily customisable. In two days time I am very comfortable using and finding what I need without problems. The function buttons are very useful and he actually tries to make it a flaw. I used a couple of playmemories apps and some were very useful and lots of my friends used them.

Expecting an unbiased article from such a person is like Hillary Clinton writing an unbiased critique of trumps presidency. Maybe you are naive in thinking the article is fair but to those of us who actually use the cameras most of his points are bs and its a poor attempt at taking a pot shot at a company that cost him money. The only thing I really agree with are the sub par service of Sony which I agree with and the sub par weather sealing. The rest are non issues for most people who use the camera.

Most of the others are big issues for useless trolls like you :p

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 10:14 UTC as 52nd comment | 10 replies
On article Sample gallery: Pentax K-1 II (155 comments in total)
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winkalman: Still probably the best landscape camera under $2,000.

It is a great camera no doubt but the system doesn't have the best selection of UWA lenses. The 15-30mm is a nice lens but costs more than the Tamron 15-30 that other systems get. And they still don't have a normal UWA lens that can take screw in filters.

The Canon system currently has the widest UWA lens and Sony E mount system is can of course adapt a lot of UWA lenses from other brands.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 09:51 UTC
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AKH: Check this article:
https://photographylife.com/sony-mirrorless-problems

@Thoughts diarrhoea - Lol a big troll like yourself commenting on Sony fans :p

The messenger is heavily biased since he lost money due to Sony. That alone will kill any credibility he has.

You will not hold someone who gets paid by Sony as credible and neither should you hold someone who lost substantial money due to Sony be credible.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 14:13 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: So what's the deal with PlayMemories?????

I just went through all 13 pages searching on PlayMemories and the only hit I got was

"No built-in intervalometer, no option to add one via PlayMemories apps"

Which could be interpreted as it's missing the PlayMemories intervalometer.

Or is the whole "app" system abandoned, and if so why did that get no mention in a 13 page review or listed as a con in the conclusions?

(or did I miss something?)

Sadly the whole playmemories app ecosystem has been abandoned. There were a few useful apps but honestly I don't really miss them so far. However people who paid money will obviously not be happy they can't use the apps on newer cameras anymore. Sony really needs to add a built in interval meter by now in their cameras.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 09:23 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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AKH: Check this article:
https://photographylife.com/sony-mirrorless-problems

@Thoughts diarrhoea - It's obvious that the a uther is disgruntled because of it affecting his sensor gel business. As such he is heavily biased and it clearly shows in his article.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 05:00 UTC
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AZheaven: I went to a local camera store yesterday. I held an A7Riii in my hand to get a feel for the camera, same body as the A7 iii. They had no A7 iii's in stock and have a pretty big waiting list. Imagine that!! Yes, it has a way different feel in the hands as opposed to my D7200. But it felt great! They didn't have a 24-105 lens to put on it, the lens I would buy. The EVF would take some getting use to. But I see that obstacle about the same as using a point and shoot and then graduating to a DSLR. I didn't play with the menu. That would have taken too much of my time and the sales person. I do have a conscience. But I played around with the camera for about 10 mins. I talked to him about the dual card slots and the difference. He stated that the one UHS II slot and the other UHS I is a non issue for most people. You need the UHS II for video and bursts. Which I have little interest in at the moment. And he explained the EVF. Looks like a winner of a camera.

U3 standard is uhs-1 :p

Where does it say uhs-II card is required? :p :p

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 18:44 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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AZheaven: I went to a local camera store yesterday. I held an A7Riii in my hand to get a feel for the camera, same body as the A7 iii. They had no A7 iii's in stock and have a pretty big waiting list. Imagine that!! Yes, it has a way different feel in the hands as opposed to my D7200. But it felt great! They didn't have a 24-105 lens to put on it, the lens I would buy. The EVF would take some getting use to. But I see that obstacle about the same as using a point and shoot and then graduating to a DSLR. I didn't play with the menu. That would have taken too much of my time and the sales person. I do have a conscience. But I played around with the camera for about 10 mins. I talked to him about the dual card slots and the difference. He stated that the one UHS II slot and the other UHS I is a non issue for most people. You need the UHS II for video and bursts. Which I have little interest in at the moment. And he explained the EVF. Looks like a winner of a camera.

Osv - Dude I just said you don't need uhs II. I have a Sony A7rII and that doesn't have uhs II card slot but I record 100 Mbps 4k video. In fact the A7rII uhs I card slot supports cards upto 45 Mbps only. So even a slower 60 Mbps card should work with 4k.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 07:07 UTC
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RubberDials: Still no take up for this observation from the review:

"In terms of JPEG color, the red patch looks incredibly similar to the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (which itself looks very similar to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, still one of our color benchmarks). This has a remarkable impact on skintones, which look more traditionally 'Canon-like' on the on the a7 III than Canon's own 5D Mark IV."

Quite astonishing considering the frequency of comments over the years complaining of the 'appalling Sony skintones' compared to Canon. Seems that the Canon users now have nothing to say about this.

@Thougtsareus - Well dude you are a pretty famous troll now so even Kim Jong-un has far more credibility than you :P

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 14:03 UTC
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hawk15: The ad right below the article says $450 for the Canon version. Yet $800 for the E mount. Ok Tamron.

It's like comparing a canon 50mm f1.4 to a sigma art 50mm f1.4. Same f1.4 f-stop but otherwise the Sigma is a sharper lens especially wide open.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 11:18 UTC
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vivaldibow: The 28-75 f/2.8 tamron used to be a classic in Nikon's d90 era, which sells for only $400. I will see how much improvement it has over the older generation.

It's like comparing a canon 50mm f1.4 to a sigma 50mm f1.4 art. Similar lenses but completely different optical formula.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 11:15 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: I'm so excited to get use this lens with the A7 III. I hope that for their follow-up act, Tamron releases something like an affordable 70-200mm f/2.8 or 100-300mm f4.

Well they compromised on the wide end so logically it would be something like 100-210mm f2.8 :p

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 11:13 UTC
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xiao_xiang: Today I stopped by a Sony store to check out some of their wares.

Walking through the camera section, I decided to have a look at the A7iii. While they didn't have that model in stock, I checked out the A7s, A7rii, and A7riii.

Beautiful to hold, well balanced with their kit lens, just lovely actually. More compact than my D750 and frankly a more modern look. I have previously "decided" to get a mirrorless camera probably next year.

Raising the Sony models to my eyes, one model after the other, the EVF were just awful. Lacking in contrast and detail, I was dismayed to realize that EVF's have not come along as much as I expected in the last 5 years. Adding to the distraction, focusing caused the image to jitter and jump around. It's like looking at an old CRT TV.

Blame me for liking an OVF all you like. But these view finders needs to get WAY more resolution and quality. Instead of faux 1080p, they need to be 4K viewfinders. Then let's talk.

I used to be like you. Hated EVFs and when Sony refused to launch any more OVF cameras I felt terrible as I loved my old A700's beautiful OVF.

I got the first EVF camera of Sony and hated it ! It had a horrible EVF to boot.

However after a while I got used to it and now I don't care for OVFs anymore. EVFs have just so many more advantages now adays like zoom, image preview, histogram, level meter, focus peaking, seeing a stabilized image even with lenses that lack IS, etc etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 12:33 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: I just found out that with the A7 III that Sony actually does not include the battery charger with the camera. That's just unacceptable especially on a $2000 unit.

It makes you wonder what else they've gone cheap on with this camera in terms of QA.

A third party charger costs like $20 if people really want.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 05:03 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: I just found out that with the A7 III that Sony actually does not include the battery charger with the camera. That's just unacceptable especially on a $2000 unit.

It makes you wonder what else they've gone cheap on with this camera in terms of QA.

You can always buy a additional charger if you want! I use the camera itself to charge the battery. And in my country Sony included a 64 gb uhs II card which is more expensive than a charger. I'll wait for a few months and pick up a 3rd party charger for cheap.

Honestly complaining about a charger when other cameras don't even have an option to charge their camera in body is a bit weak. This is their basic ff camera and not their flagship.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 04:44 UTC
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AZheaven: I went to a local camera store yesterday. I held an A7Riii in my hand to get a feel for the camera, same body as the A7 iii. They had no A7 iii's in stock and have a pretty big waiting list. Imagine that!! Yes, it has a way different feel in the hands as opposed to my D7200. But it felt great! They didn't have a 24-105 lens to put on it, the lens I would buy. The EVF would take some getting use to. But I see that obstacle about the same as using a point and shoot and then graduating to a DSLR. I didn't play with the menu. That would have taken too much of my time and the sales person. I do have a conscience. But I played around with the camera for about 10 mins. I talked to him about the dual card slots and the difference. He stated that the one UHS II slot and the other UHS I is a non issue for most people. You need the UHS II for video and bursts. Which I have little interest in at the moment. And he explained the EVF. Looks like a winner of a camera.

The two different card slots is a bummer but honestly you need to be shooting a lot of action shots to find it a problem. The buffer is pretty deep at around 80 uncompressed raw files and 40 compressed. I found the camera doesn't lock up like my earlier Sony cameras which happened at times I was shooting action a lot.

And you don't need a uhs II card to record 4k video. I do it very often with a 95 Mbps card.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 04:39 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: I just found out that with the A7 III that Sony actually does not include the battery charger with the camera. That's just unacceptable especially on a $2000 unit.

It makes you wonder what else they've gone cheap on with this camera in terms of QA.

Lol good one! Trolls are getting a bit lazy these days. Most should be experts now! 😁

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 04:35 UTC
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philo123: I'm all for new tech and this indeed looks like a great body. However having bought and sold an a6000 I just couldn't get to love it even though it took some great images(like ALL modern cameras/phones can). I sold the a6000 and 3 lenses and bought a Fuji XT-2 and man that feels so different in a much better way for me. Menus are easier to navigate/EVF is great and lens build quality easily surpasses Sony and you feel your working with something of real quality. However the XT-2 is not that great for my main photography passion - wildlife/Birds. For that I have a D500 and sigma 150-600 sports and Nikon 80-400 - a stellar combo for my needs. When you're looking through a DSLR OVF you can see that little bird on a branch with ease and focus acquisition and lock on are spot on. The same CANNOT be said when looking through an EVF at the same bird - frustrating and you have to take your eye away to check the little fella is still there. Great camera this maybe but NOT for everyone

Yes but thats exactly my point. Its all up to the user. Everyone praises Fuji for their ergonomics but I couldn't get around it. I love the handling of my A7 III even without any additional grips. But thats with prime lenses. Once I add heavy lenses then the ergonomics fall flat.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 18:34 UTC
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philo123: I'm all for new tech and this indeed looks like a great body. However having bought and sold an a6000 I just couldn't get to love it even though it took some great images(like ALL modern cameras/phones can). I sold the a6000 and 3 lenses and bought a Fuji XT-2 and man that feels so different in a much better way for me. Menus are easier to navigate/EVF is great and lens build quality easily surpasses Sony and you feel your working with something of real quality. However the XT-2 is not that great for my main photography passion - wildlife/Birds. For that I have a D500 and sigma 150-600 sports and Nikon 80-400 - a stellar combo for my needs. When you're looking through a DSLR OVF you can see that little bird on a branch with ease and focus acquisition and lock on are spot on. The same CANNOT be said when looking through an EVF at the same bird - frustrating and you have to take your eye away to check the little fella is still there. Great camera this maybe but NOT for everyone

@philo - Ergonomics and usability depends on person to person. Fuji cameras have some of the worst ergonomics for me. It has no grip to speak off. I always felt like it would fall down and break if it wasn't for the strap that held it up and right enough the camera slipped from my hands once as it was hot and my fingers were sweaty. Thankfully I had the strap on and so no harm done to my friends camera :P

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 14:22 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: dpreview did the right thing
by shooting ooc jpegs in "extra fine" mode
posted separate shots in "test scene" widget
from jpegs processed via ACR (DNGs) from shots from Sony ARWs

this allows better (fairer) comparisons of ooc jpeg vs ooc jpeg using higher Sony jpeg settings
than those otherwise used in "reversion" paired lower "fine" jpegs in Sony RAW+JPEG mode (not used in review)

but the caveat for those wanting best ooc jpegs during action sports high continuous shooting is to avoid shooting RAW+JPEG mode on Sony FF mirrorless cameras

or
wanting fastest high continuous shooting with best jpeg-from-ARW, is to shoot strictly RAW-only mode

Poor troll pk. Reads a few articles and then shows his ignorance about a camera he doesn't even own! :p

Best to just laugh at such idiots and move on :)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 12:04 UTC
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