photogeek

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photogeek: Sony drives a hard bargain. On the one hand their prime lens lineup is pitiful at best. On the other, I will no longer buy a camera which does not have in body stabilization or evf, and Sony basically has no competition there. I just wish they overhauled their navigation. Today it’s not as bad as in the days of NEX7, but compared to Canon/Nikon/Oly it’s a steaming pile of spaghetti.

Sony’s 50mm is a dog, every single review points out just how bad its AF is. 55mm is an odd focal length. 50mm f/1.4 inexplicably weighs a ton and costs an arm and a leg. I don’t want Samyang. I want Sony to take staple prime lenses seriously.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 19:13 UTC
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photogeek: Sony drives a hard bargain. On the one hand their prime lens lineup is pitiful at best. On the other, I will no longer buy a camera which does not have in body stabilization or evf, and Sony basically has no competition there. I just wish they overhauled their navigation. Today it’s not as bad as in the days of NEX7, but compared to Canon/Nikon/Oly it’s a steaming pile of spaghetti.

I basically need 2 lenses that do not exist in Sony’s prime lineup: a compact, inexpensive 35mm f/2 that focuses closer than their 2.8 (which is limiting in that regard), and a compact, inexpensive 50mm f/1.8 that has a non-embarrassing AF system.

The fact that these two staple lenses are not in the Sony lineup severely undermines it.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 18:38 UTC
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photogeek: Sony drives a hard bargain. On the one hand their prime lens lineup is pitiful at best. On the other, I will no longer buy a camera which does not have in body stabilization or evf, and Sony basically has no competition there. I just wish they overhauled their navigation. Today it’s not as bad as in the days of NEX7, but compared to Canon/Nikon/Oly it’s a steaming pile of spaghetti.

Scrollop: third party lenses suck. They are huge, heavy, and AF doesn’t quite work at the same level as with the native lenses.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 18:34 UTC

Sony drives a hard bargain. On the one hand their prime lens lineup is pitiful at best. On the other, I will no longer buy a camera which does not have in body stabilization or evf, and Sony basically has no competition there. I just wish they overhauled their navigation. Today it’s not as bad as in the days of NEX7, but compared to Canon/Nikon/Oly it’s a steaming pile of spaghetti.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 13:33 UTC as 160th comment | 17 replies
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photogeek: In 10 years the entire back of the phone will be covered in crappy cameras. Anything to win the spec sheet war.

You do understand that the only thing “Leica” in that phone is the logo, right?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 06:13 UTC
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photogeek: In 10 years the entire back of the phone will be covered in crappy cameras. Anything to win the spec sheet war.

Thanks for explaining, Huawei employee. “Leica imaging technology”, smh.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 16:37 UTC

In 10 years the entire back of the phone will be covered in crappy cameras. Anything to win the spec sheet war.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 09:21 UTC as 5th comment | 8 replies
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Richard Murdey: It seems Samsung have stopped offering these in regular SD card size now, both the endurance and plus are only available in microSD.

"Use and adapter!" you say.

I don't want to use an adapter. I want to buy an SD card for my SD slot cameras and SD card reader. It's easy to pull out the microSD card from the adapter when trying to remove the card from the camera, and I have always avoided adapters for this reason ... though currently I use Samsung Pro+ cards in all my cameras.

I should have bought a couple more 64GB Pro+ SD cards while I had the chance.

If it’s stupid but it works, it’s not stupid.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 11:16 UTC
On article Hex Raven DSLR Bag Review (88 comments in total)
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photogeek: Or you could just take less gear with you and use any bag you like.

Just pointing out: if weight and bulk are a problem, perhaps you don’t have to take the entire lens lineup with you.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 11:43 UTC
On article Hex Raven DSLR Bag Review (88 comments in total)

Or you could just take less gear with you and use any bag you like.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 13:53 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

I hope they’re charging you an arm and a leg for this. They’re worth it.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 15:58 UTC as 231st comment

Not the worst fate to be sure. Staying under Verizon would have been worse.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 14:35 UTC as 58th comment

The real customer is probably US law enforcement and spooks. Print this capture on a 3D printer and they've got a key to unlock your iPhone if you didn't force it to require the pin before it was taken away from you.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 04:48 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Behind the scenes with some incredible camera robots (32 comments in total)
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rbach44: Is a Youtuber considered a job now?

That’s the brilliance of MKBHD’s approach: as long as he doesn’t sh#t on Android, he will continue to rake in the dough.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 18:33 UTC
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Franz Weber: This is the German answer to Donald for threatening them with higher import taxes.

Make no mistake, the main target is China. As to Germany, perhaps frau Merkel could find it in her heart to not tax US cars at 4x the rate of US tax on German cars. There’s still time.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 08:13 UTC
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Protogonus1: They are pieces of sh*t anyway! Ever seen the DP studio comparison of what kind of resolution and fidelity you get with Leica sensors? Be ready for a shock, gang! The word “Leica” is nothing but a front for mediocrity. Waaay overpriced, too. This is not 1930, Hans!

Cameras, yes, total PoS, but lenses are really to die for, in my personal experience.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 05:40 UTC
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Franz Weber: This is the German answer to Donald for threatening them with higher import taxes.

I don’t think Germany is threatened by stuff that’s very explicitly aimed at China.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 05:38 UTC
On article Behind the scenes with some incredible camera robots (32 comments in total)
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rbach44: Is a Youtuber considered a job now?

MKBHD is making millions, so yes. Much like TV, this is a job for him.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 20:08 UTC
On article Quick look: Canon's new compressed Raw format (241 comments in total)
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Ian: Storage is cheap and the whole idea of shooting RAW is to maximize your post-processing flexibility, so this seems pointless at best.

Shot noise is mostly random, so you can only “discard” whatever stationary component it has, and even then you need to take a dark frame.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 15:15 UTC
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Ian: Storage is cheap and the whole idea of shooting RAW is to maximize your post-processing flexibility, so this seems pointless at best.

This is in preparation for 100MP+ FF sensors, I think. In that case more sophisticated compression will be useful. With the cameras they sell now, not so much.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 21:35 UTC
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