Photomino

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From the specs. What a fantastic camera. A milestone in digital camera development. And promising a bright future for all of us who use our cameras for taking pictures and videos not matter what camera brand we're using today.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 5th comment
On article At the market: Panasonic GH5 sample video (76 comments in total)

Nice video.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 12th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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bernardf12: I will be tempted to buy a Sony once they improve their light skin tones.

Buy a new monitor.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)

What a nice camera - It has every thing a MFT should have and on the top of it in the G classic style with full articulated screen and EVF. Beautiful.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 16:29 UTC as 144th comment
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (95 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: the eos-m is a nice camera on it´s own.
unfortunately it does not exist alone.

i have around 18000$ worth in canon lenses and i still decided to buy a sony A6000.

i wanted a mirrorless for when i travel light.
i don´t need 10 lenses for it.
i don´t want to carry them with me when i travel anyway.

all i wanted was a small camera with an EVF that has an up-to-date sensor, blazing speed, good AF.

in all of these specs the A6000 was the better camera.

i really want canon to give me mirrorless i can love.
but for that it has to be at least as good as the competition.
just cheaper does not cut it for me.

Sony offers all the quality E and FE lenses you would/could pay for if you don't need the long primes.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (271 comments in total)
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deanfuller: Equivalent aperture range "F7.6-10.8".

Ha! The math deniers will surely fume about this. Mathematically, it is true though.

Apparently you're do not know how to to define f numbers? Several webpages for photographic absolute beginners can help you understand what's all about.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
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Donnie G: The ME20F-SH is a good example of how Canon plays to its strengths by creating entirely new imaging tools that present real solutions to longstanding problems encountered by imaging industry professionals instead of simply imitating what's being done by others. This camera is the only product available that addresses a longstanding need, (30 years or more), in the broadcast and surveillance industries for high quality color video capture in total darkness. At $30,000 a pop, you and I won't be buying one, but Canon will sell boatloads of these cameras to those who need them. Also, expect to see that new locking EF cinema mount on all future Cinema EOS camera bodies. Good job Canon!

How does colors look in total darkness?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

TRK obviously do not have any knowledge at all about lens/sensor combination mathematics and I count his comments as complete nonsense. And repeating the same crap in many treads. This is worse than spam, because you cannot remove this guy with your spam filter. What's the purpose of this? Are you bored? Please make your own tread and stop destroying the rest. So it's possible not to waste my time on your crap. But of coarse you'll risk not to have some to talk to or write to.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 16:29 UTC
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (850 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: Sony, if you're listening out there... fix the RAW compression issue via a firmware update and I'll place my order the next day.

I think the review is on target with its complaint. They say you're a "stone's throw" from being fully equal to a FF DSLR. You'll be a hair's breadth away with lossless RAW, or perhaps an option to save as an (uncompressed) DNG.

@Guidenet. Sorry. I don't want to act defensive or even offensive. Just commenting when I read this mount jumping anecdote. From a mount point of view, I find Sony were consistent. Even Minolta kept their SR bayonet unaltered for a very long period from 1959 to 1985. The connections were forward and backward compatible without need for modifications during the manual SR mount lifetime, until they stopped manufacturing lenses for manual focusing (1990's? later?) I also remember, when Minolta changed to the A mount in 1985 and Sony just continued using that mount, when they bought Minoltas camera division in 2005. Even today supporting the older mechanical AF system. The A mount has existed 30 years this year. The (F)E mount is obvious newer like all other mirrorless systems. Regarding IBIS has every Sony SLR/SLT A mount camera this feature - continuing this Minolta invention and supporting every A mount lens ever made. Finally it made it's way into the newest mirrorless Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1257 comments in total)

It looks like an amazing camera!
If Samsung still has the possibility to use Schneider Kreuznack lenses, the lenses also can be superb.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 17:04 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (850 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: Sony, if you're listening out there... fix the RAW compression issue via a firmware update and I'll place my order the next day.

I think the review is on target with its complaint. They say you're a "stone's throw" from being fully equal to a FF DSLR. You'll be a hair's breadth away with lossless RAW, or perhaps an option to save as an (uncompressed) DNG.

Guidenet.
Please help me explain which mounts Sony has jumped around with? I did only know the mirrorless E and the full compatible full frame version FE and the DSLR A acquired from Minolta.
Did you upgrade your Nikon lenses from the 60's every time Nikon changed connections?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (850 comments in total)

a silver award for the most advanced mirrorless camera ever made....

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:02 UTC as 123rd comment | 8 replies
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (850 comments in total)
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koolbreez: With this increased body size, why not a single mention of the "No Flash" issue, especially in the conclussions, as it is a big negative factor? Smaller,lighter models have flashes, why not this one, and why no talk at all about this issue?

Actually I find the A7II very impressive but build in flash offers the possibility to lighten up shadows/portraits in daylight and also trigger other flashes. Love my build in flashes in my Nex 7, Sony DSLT, DSLRs and M43s. When you need it - it's there. They all got it and thanks for that.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (582 comments in total)

Canon apparently made a marketing decision not to cannibalize on it's very popular series Rebel, nD and similar, ending up making a downgraded basic camera even if improved compared to their first attempts. Other companies are not shy and are making mirrorless cameras in many (most) aspects superior to the M3. By the way - what a name for such a mediocre product. The competitors will not hold back their better cameras. Many here are pleased, that they can use this for a backup of their normal Canon equipment, but Canon are apparently afraid to make a really good camera, that could compete with their own DSLRs. (You can also use a Nex just as compatible with your Canon DSLR lenses.) Canon does still not look serious in the mirrorless market and that is a shame for a (former?) leader in digital photography equipment.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 20:10 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (582 comments in total)

Why would anyone buy this camera among the competetion? Does it matter if it comes to US?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:16 UTC as 65th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (453 comments in total)
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Glen K Wells: Jusy my two pennyworth but i think it is a mistake by Panasonic to not provide a built in flash.
Ok add-ons are more powerful etc but who are these cameras aimed at?

The LX100 - no flash and now the GM5?
Basic photo punters do not want to carry a separate flash around with them to a friends house or out in their other pocket. Just want to take a quick snap oh hang on everyone I need to find and then attach the flash - hey where did everyone go?
A built in flash is one of the functions that make cameras like the E-M10 and the NEX I mean A6000 lines popular.
A built in flash is dam useful. If there is no room on top anymore why not squeeze one on the front like the days of old - software or the camera can remove red-eye.

Personally I would not choose a camera without one, I know that counts for zip but it is a feature that I look for. Currently have D610, X-E2, NEX-6 and E-M10.

Gonna start a bring back the built in flash campaign haha.

A good reason for a build in flash is, that it also makes it possible to trigger at bigger flash. Even a small guide number can be used for outdoor portraits, but then there is the sync speed limitation to consider.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:53 UTC
On article UPDATED: Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai (227 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: Is the 16-35 that bad or this is an operator error?

adjust your monitor or polish your glasses.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
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Maklike Tier: Wow, that 28mm f2 is TINY. The bayonetted extensions look very clever.

Adapters of that kind has been done for 75 years. And the IQ can be excellent.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
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(unknown member): As I recall, Sony was the first to offer [essentially] digital camera in 1981, the Mavica. In 1995, I used Mavica to document field work. I'm not sure but it seems that Contax was the lens used by Mavica. Around 1997, I tried Minolta D'Image at a traveling Minolta trailer. The so called "Minds of Minolta" merged with Konica and years later, Konica-Minolta was purchased by Sony

Why bring this up? Contax, Minolta, and Konica had GREAT lenses for SLR. Minolta, Canon, and Nikon produced GREAT Japanese lenses that competed with the best of German lenses since the late 1940s. I don't know when Sony stopped using Contax but I assume Sony owns all the lens design and technology pf Minolta and Konica. That said, I am puzzled why Sony seem well behind Canon and Nikon in producing lenses for their DSLR

On an "aside", the best Japanese lens I ever owned was the Takumar lenses from Asahi Optical Company, aka Pentax. That was in the mid-1960s

Be free to correct any of my errors

The 58mm f/1.2 does not have the Minolta AF A mount, but the older SR (MC/MD) manual focus mount (more or less back from 1959). Minolta changed bayonet/mount to the AF A mount in 1985. Sony continued that A mount unchanged. Minolta A mount lenses works perfect on Alpha A cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
On article Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights (70 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Barney Britton (6): "one of the main differences in terms of performance between DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras has been autofocus".
Well... also the EVF still has to catch-up with the DSLR' OVF...

From my point of view, one of the remaining problems with the mirrorless cameras are the "shutter"lack/interval from the picture you see at the screen/EVF and the resulting image when you'd pressed the shutter. So in that point I agree with you. But for manual focusing (and especially manual lenses) the manual focusing with magninfied and amplified pictures or picture peeking is difficult to match for the DSLRs mate screens.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 17:50 UTC
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