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On article Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens (134 comments in total)
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Waterengineer: So Sony will miss the 2018 olympics with this lens. Well done, Sony.

What does that first sentence even mean? If there there are no native superteles, there are no native superteles to "transport," right? Yes, I agree you demonstrate a "small-minded, simpleton notion." Matter of fact you make a downright asinine post.

"Who cares....?" What a small-minded, simpleton notion and asinine question. You don't know how this works do you? I am sure Sony marketing would have loved to roll out this big lens, in a relevant venue, in front of Nikon, Canon, Fuji...and the world, making a huge splash. All I can do is shake my head and assume you are anther Sony apologist.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Waterengineer: Sony (lenses) = bring your money.

THKPIC, thank you for agreeing.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens (134 comments in total)
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Waterengineer: So Sony will miss the 2018 olympics with this lens. Well done, Sony.

The winter Olympics are in Japan. Where is Sony's HQ? Again, well done Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 17:26 UTC

What is the maximum payload this can carry? It says "mirrorless camera" in the video. That is meaningless.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)

Sony (lenses) = bring your money.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 11th comment | 8 replies
On article Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens (134 comments in total)

So Sony will miss the 2018 olympics with this lens. Well done, Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:32 UTC as 12th comment | 8 replies
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)

Maybe the D645 and lenses will become very cheap very soon.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 16:31 UTC as 8th comment

Major shortcoming of all the bags. No water bottle pocket.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 14:42 UTC as 3rd comment

I can live with the price. How does the image quality (the file) compare to the Go Pro file?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 7th comment
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what_i_saw: Bite it.

Bite trigger is how cameras are actuated on skydiving helmets.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 15:57 UTC
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Michael Ma: Finally, I can throw away my keychain remote that came with my Hero 3 Black.

And your Hero 3 Black, if you want to use this thing. You didn't read closely enough.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (156 comments in total)

I'd like to rent one. Where can I rent one?

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 17:06 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1563 comments in total)

A $1,000US for a compact camera! That is crazy talk. We are always told the image processor is the most expensive part of a camera. The sensor in this camera is tiny. Soooooooooo, the camera should be inexpensive, right?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 19:37 UTC as 278th comment | 7 replies

If he is serious about bringing differentiation and different tiers to the brand while respecting the core competencies of the company H should bring a digital version of the "Texas Leica" rangefinder to market. It would be a field camera with a 645 digital sensor and either an OVF, EVF or a rangefinder.

A medium format vertically oriented body would be much appreciated by anyone trying to work in the field as opposed tot he studio. The form factor has been proven by Mamyia, Pentax and more recently Leica with their "S".

Lenses would probably be needed however as the lens suite grows adapters could possibly be made to work. It couldn't be any worse that the wait for Leica to fill in the family of lenses for the "S" or Pentax to fill in their line of lenses for the 645 D/Z.

It would be new and innovative and sit along side the "H" and the "V".

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 20:07 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies

What a self-serving article - trying to justify his position and decision.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 16:53 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (278 comments in total)
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Jens Evensen: "We haven't tried the combination with an iPad, but honestly, you really shouldn't be taking serious pictures with your iPad anyway. Come on now."

He-he.. come on yourself Barney. This might be the greatest feature; a really nice big screen

Now why should you take photos with an iPad? Is it because looking at the huge ground glass on a 8 by 10 view camera is terrible? Ya, that must be the reason.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 02:19 UTC
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med007: I would love one of these new cameras, especially the benefit of leaf shutter lenses. However, I recently rented the 80MP Phase One with an 80 mm Schneider lens, for a weekend and shot side by side with a Sony A7R and the Sony 55mm.

The keepers with the A7R were more common, even though I focussed manually and looked at the magnified view! The Phase One shots have outstanding appeal too but are flatter and less dimensional and the colors less rich. In printing to 44" or 50" high portrAits of whole body shots, both gave magnificent prints.

The Phase One files are a tad more robust to manipulation, but the Sony A7R are also very well built. Recovery of highlights is nothing short of amazing!

Both sets of prints have amazing impact, but the Sony files, at least as processed by my workflow, are richer. But then one could say that Marisse's paintings I that richness too, but like the Phase One pictures, they have a subtle beauty in addition to being otherwise excellent.

If one looks carefully at hair, from up close, the finer resolution of the 80 MP Phase One sensor is obvious. But at a meter away, there's not noticeable difference in how the hair looks.

I have no doubt that with careful work in Capture One, the Sony images could be made to have the subtlety of the Phase One pictures and the Phase One files could deliver the bolder, higher impact Sony look.

For sure, I'd love to have the Phase One, but I suspect, I might get the added edge using the larger Sony Sensor in the Pentax 645Z.


(But, really, given the bulk of these MF systems, film seems awe dully attractive for small volume, detail-rich photography. None of these systems can improve on a studio picture made with an 8x10!)

The Sony files don't have the same skin tones and shadow roll off of the P1 files. I guarantee it.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 01:29 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America (250 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: People on this site get so crazy about one spec that they ignore the others and set their benchmarks too low. Who cares if it's better or worse than a GH4 or an A7.
The real question is how does the video look after grading? Does it output 4:4:4? Or raw video. Does it fall apart in cold weather?
How close can it come to the various Arri Alexas, Reds, and the other digital cinema cameras. How does the video look when projected on a 200 foot screen? How does it look when compressed to death by YouTube and watched on an iPhone? That's what's important, not some silly comparison to other prosumer cameras.

And in the mean time the camera still costs too much for what it is......

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

Let's see: $2,000US for a camera body, $600US for an EVF, $600 for a lens adapter, and you don't even have a lens yet. All so you can have a camera that behaves like an iToy.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:58 UTC as 660th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (705 comments in total)

Since the new camera is about 15-percent less in cost than the former model, how long will it be before we see incredible downward price pressure on the older model?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 15:13 UTC as 162nd comment | 3 replies
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