brendon1000

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On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1515 comments in total)
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JemRaid: 3,000 quid for a body, it's got to be a joke! Knock a zero off buy G7 lol at 4K no one can tell the difference

If you see spending so much money on this camera only for video then that's a really dumb move. This is first and foremost a stills camera. And IQ wise it's gonna be a good deal better than a G7 with a 4 times smaller sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 10:53 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1515 comments in total)
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redhed17: Am I being dim, or have I missed how large the Buffer is for the 12fps?

I've just gone and looked at the original a99II announcement and could see no mention of it either. :-/

It's some 60 raw files, 50 raw + JPEG and some 200 JPEG files. Not the best of course but honestly pretty good

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 10:48 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1515 comments in total)
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kadardr: Which one would you buy? Sony SLT a99 II or Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

The A99 II is the better camera but with zero support from Sony I wouldn't buy into the A mount system again .

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 06:35 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1515 comments in total)
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princecody: Is this even as good as the EM1 M2 & GH5?

You mean the autofocus in video is not great because of the f3.5 limitation. There is nothing there about how good the quality is actually !

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 06:30 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1515 comments in total)
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King of Song: The photo that DPR is using of the camera in review, has a Zeiss 85 1.4 mounted. Why is that lens not listed on Sony's official site? Are there other great lenses not listed?

My only complaint about this camera body is the lack of newly designed top quality prime lenses, with the latest AF motors. There are very many old Minolta lenses that are not good enough for this sensor, or AF system. There is no point having the best sensor in the world, attached to an old coke bottle....

Sigma Art, doesn't build their lenses with Sony A mount, Actually only the 35mm, none of the others. Really not much. The new Zeiss Batis, and Otus not in Sony A mount!!!

Best camera in the world, only has a bunch of 30+ year old lenses. Even Sony itself, choose to not build their top class lenses on their own A mount!!!! No G Master lenses for A mount???? Why???

King of Song the lens is very much on the website - http://www.sony.com/electronics/camera-lenses/sal85f14z

@Mared - The rest of his post is very sensible. A mount is a dead system at present. Whether Sony chooses to resurrect it in future is uncertain. Right now anyone plonking $3500 for this camera needs to know Sony has stopped making new lens designs for A mount for many years now.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 06:12 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art sample gallery updated (94 comments in total)
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great Javier: Is it possible to have this bokeh in APS-C or M43? Is it a big difference or close difference?

Honestly if you love isolation then you need FF. However as a FF user I sometimes feel I am going too much for isolation and stopping down a bit is generally a good idea.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art sample gallery updated (94 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: For Sigma the only criteria to produce a lens is sharpness. They don't care about bokeh, chromatic aberrations, reliable AF mechanisms or anything else. And many of their customers are happy with that.

You got to remember that Sigma have to reverse engineer their AF routines and electronics. So they are never going to match Canon and Nikon.

The only time Sigma can match first party lenses is for mirrorless systems like m43 or Sony that allow other manufacturers access to mount specs so there is no guess work.

And you missed out build quality. They are generally pretty well built which is a big step up from their earlier lenses which were pretty poorly built and many of them had the plastic flake off.

Lastly their prices are less than first party lenses while offering similar or at times better sharpness and contrast.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 14:15 UTC
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Melchiorum: The price is very competitive. It's cheaper than other medium format cameras, offers better features, and knowing Fuji, it will probably have superb controls, ergonomics and image processing. I neither really need or can afford one, but I sure as hell WANT it!

I can't wait to see where Fuji goes with their G-system. Their X-system is amazing as it is and there is really no need for them to go full frame with it. Medium format, on the other hand, is exciting and if taken the right way, it may give Fuji the superiority in the top-end pro market for product, portrait, landscape and other photographers who need high-megapixel large sensors.

^^ True. The only thing Fuji will be worried about there is the Pentax 645Z which currently is close to the price offering of the Fuji and has largely the same sensor. Pentax has also more lenses currently available.

And then there is the X1D from Hasselblad which is more compact than the Fuji and IMO looks much better too.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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Melchiorum: The price is very competitive. It's cheaper than other medium format cameras, offers better features, and knowing Fuji, it will probably have superb controls, ergonomics and image processing. I neither really need or can afford one, but I sure as hell WANT it!

I can't wait to see where Fuji goes with their G-system. Their X-system is amazing as it is and there is really no need for them to go full frame with it. Medium format, on the other hand, is exciting and if taken the right way, it may give Fuji the superiority in the top-end pro market for product, portrait, landscape and other photographers who need high-megapixel large sensors.

^^ Hasselblad is like the Ferrari of the camera world. Yes you get Ferrari T-Shirts and key chains or watches which are cheap but their main bread and butter which are the cars are heavily sought after. Many people pick a Ferrari not for its performance cause performance per dollar you get much better options out there but for the attention to detail and brand value.

Fuji is more like Nissan. They make a lot of cheaper cars that no one will get excited about but then they also make a Nissan GTR which smokes a lot of Ferraris out there in sheer performance.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:08 UTC
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arhmatic: Smart move on Fujifilm to skip full frame and go directly to medium format.

@Astrotripper - This camera with a slow 63mm f2.8 lens will cost around $8k or more. A Nikon D810 with a 50mm f1.8 lens will cost $3k for instance. If you want to go cheaper then a Sony A7 with 50mm f1.8 lens will set you back by $1300. And other than a slight IQ advantage the Nikon will massively outperform the Fuji in almost every other aspect like AF, flash selection and sync speed, lens selection, availability of accessories, service network etc etc.

So this will sell to a few discerning customers but I hardly see any large adoption as its prohibitively expensive for most people.

I would love to own a Fuji GFX 50s but only for my personal work like landscapes. For my work it is prohibitively expensive and won't even match my current kit for anything other than IQ which is not even that much better.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:00 UTC
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Zoron: Good price....competitive product that all the FF owners can upgrade to.

^^ I disagree. $6500 puts it in a very very niche segment. This will sell in very limited quantities.

A Sony A7rII for comparison is #7 in the list of all mirrorless cameras sold on Amazon and it has been in the top 10 for about a year now.

This Fuji is going to sell but a fraction of that amount.

Its a niche system for a few discerning photographers. You can't use this camera for sports, action or any genre that requires excellent AF. And very limited selection of very expensive lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
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Melchiorum: The price is very competitive. It's cheaper than other medium format cameras, offers better features, and knowing Fuji, it will probably have superb controls, ergonomics and image processing. I neither really need or can afford one, but I sure as hell WANT it!

I can't wait to see where Fuji goes with their G-system. Their X-system is amazing as it is and there is really no need for them to go full frame with it. Medium format, on the other hand, is exciting and if taken the right way, it may give Fuji the superiority in the top-end pro market for product, portrait, landscape and other photographers who need high-megapixel large sensors.

Depends. People who really need MF may prefer something like the Hasselblad for a better brand name.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
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Zoron: Good price....competitive product that all the FF owners can upgrade to.

Err no I have no use for this camera for my work. Would love to shoot landscapes with it for my hobby work but no I don't find it useful for my pro work.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:03 UTC
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highwave: LOL, it's just awesome to read FF user comments on here doing their best to degrade MF.

History repeats itself. This is exactly what was happening when FF itself was released into the digital world with Canon being an exclusive manufacturer and other brand loyalists needed to come up with a reason why FF was a bad idea.

We really should all be happy for new technology arrival..

Putting it simply yes I would love to have a camera like this. But its a very limited system and it would be a hobby camera at best. It simply can't replace my current FF system for my work.

So being for a very niche segment this camera isn't going to appeal to a lot of people.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:00 UTC
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Cameracist: Wonder how it works on Sony a7...

Howaboutraw has personally tested this lens and millions of other lenses on all different cameras in this known universe in his super secret test bed 10 miles below ground.

His rigorous testing method challenges other lesser methods like dpreview or dxomark as his findings are accurate to one billionth of a digit. Even nasa comes to him for testing different lenses on their telescopes.

Unfortunately his testing is so sought after that he doesn't share any data whatsoever. You have to 'trust' him and his super secret testing

So blindly believe him cause he has tested these lenses and has clicked over 1 million billion photos that you will never see since it's secret. But trust him :)

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 05:39 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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sh10453: Quite a jump in price.
Current IS USM version is around $340
http://www.eglobalcentral.com/canon-ef-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-is-usm-lenses.html

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-IS-II-USM-Lens.aspx

They found the IQ to be more or less the same though yes the 300mm end there seems to be a marginal improvement in IQ at the edges

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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sh10453: Quite a jump in price.
Current IS USM version is around $340
http://www.eglobalcentral.com/canon-ef-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-is-usm-lenses.html

There is no jump in IQ. IQ is generally regarded as being similar to the old model. AF is however improved quite a bit and unless you don't need very fast AF the new model is the one to get.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Canonians are lucky. The m4/3rds versions of the same focal length lens, not even supporting FF obviously is $100 more and in the case of the Olympus, slower on the long end.

@arra - The only thing tiny is your thinking. :P

m43 is a perfectly capable system but it needs capable hands. If you are sucky photographer then nothing much you will be able to do.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 16:12 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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Jeff Peterman: Why would someone buy this over the 55-250 STM lens? (The extra 50mm on the long end isn't that much.)

I also see the opposite ! :P

I guess the article you posted conclusively shows the Canon 55-250mm STM to be superior in all focal lengths and most apertures including wide open.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Canonians are lucky. The m4/3rds versions of the same focal length lens, not even supporting FF obviously is $100 more and in the case of the Olympus, slower on the long end.

@Rajeshb - A FF 24 MP camera when cropped to APS-C is about 10 MP. So a 24 MP crop camera when cropped to 2x should also be about 10 MP. Not as good as m43 which has a lot of 20 MP sensors if you need the 'reach'.

Basically m43 adds more megapixels on the target. When birding and you need to crop then its very useful to have more MP on the target.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:47 UTC
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