davidkachel

Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Nov 3, 2008

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On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

It would be very nice indeed if hobby photographers would stop telling camera manufacturers what professional photographers need. Even better, if Sony would stop listening to them! Sold all my Sony hardware and bought Nikon. Guess why!!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:43 UTC as 7th comment
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IvanM: Now here is the problem: Sony pulled completely out of my country a few years ago as they just couldn't compete....one shop in Capetown imports a few bodies but I have yet to see a Sony lens anywhere. Market is dominated by Canon & Nikon and it would seems Fuji is making some inroads...so here the choice is either Canon or Nikon for most....Saw an old college buddy of mine and he is still happily shooting with a 5Dmk2 and another pro friend of mine shoots commercial stuff everyday with a Nikon D3...I think there is a huge gap between how pros use cameras and what DP Review thinks we should be using...

Lucky you. You have been prevented from making the Sony mistake.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:33 UTC

Is this a joke? Since Sony has already established its complete willingness to simply abandon photographers on a whim, I assume you are joking.
I sold my a900 and lenses and bought Nikon because Sony gave me no upgrade path. In other words, abandoned me.
The jump in image quality with Nikon was, I must say, quite startling. I don't necessarily regret owning the Sony camera, but I am certainly glad to be rid of them.
Nikon will never tell me how it is just too bad they stopped making optical viewfinder pro cameras, and they will never simply write off the lenses I am using, AND they won't try to tell me that spending several thousand dollars more to replace a 25 megapixel camera with another 25 megapixel camera is an "upgrade". And waddya know, not having that stupid blur adding filter caused another dramatic improvement in my images. Sony to Nikon... one of the best decisions of my life. I guess I should thank Sony for pizzing me off.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:29 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

Well of course camera sales have dropped, you clueless twits! You decided to abandon a large segment of your users, forcing them to invest large gobs of cash in somebody else's camera system.
Instead of giving me an upgraded sensor version of my a900, you forced me to switch over to Nikon at no small expense, because you decided I should no longer have the option of an optical viewfinder.
You may think a digital viewfinder is a great new gadget but people who actually use their cameras for more than vacation pictures need glass!
I sold every scrap of Sony equipment I owned to help pay for the Nikon D810 and a gaggle of lenses. Better equipment and Nikon wouldn't be stupid enough to cut me off at the knees!
Lesson learned, though. I will NEVER buy another Sony product because now I know that Sony has no problem turning whatever it is into useless landfill, on a whim.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 03:06 UTC as 23rd comment | 11 replies

Good Lord! Well, at least they didn't make a version of the tired old "wedding couple floating in a wine glass".

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 03:01 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (359 comments in total)

Looks like Kodak is going to join Coca-Cola with their "New Coke" blunder and Apple with "Hey fellas, let's fire Steve Jobs"!
This is a galactically bad idea.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 12th comment
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (706 comments in total)
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ZJ24: As others have said, there's a review of this Pentax here [link below]. Given its price for a medium format 50MP sensor, autofocus for that format, adjustable LCD, I'm staggered that there's no full review of this camera on DPR, and that DxO are ignoring it. I'm a Nikon shooter but come on guys, 50MP medium format for under $10K? If it was a Nikon, Canon or Sony the reviewers would be all over it. Or is the idea that it might threaten the overinflated prices for 35mm DSLRs by suggesting that 35mm might not actually be the largest viable format out there?

https://luminous-landscape.com/pentax-645z-in-depth-review/

It probably has more to do with not threatening the other medium format cameras that approach the cost of a small house, for a throwaway camera.
As long as cameras are disposable and absurdly costly, there won't be a lot of high end cameras sold.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 19:36 UTC

The biggest load of bull I have read in a long time. But, the percentage of rich people who are too stupid to live is the same as the percentage of poor people.
In the early nineties a manufacturer of light meters spent millions developing a spot meter specifically for Zone System photographers. The only problem...
they didn't start by finding out how the Zone System worked. They brought to market a totally useless spot meter that was an overnight failure.
Dumb rich people will keep this camera afloat. But it is the same kind of mistake. Leica didn't bother to find out what photographers who work in B&W need or how they work.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 19:30 UTC as 17th comment
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princewolf: I can't buy one, so doesn't interest me. Waiting for Sony or Fuji to come up with that fixed-lens medium-format mirror-less for under 5000 bucks. Might be a long wait :)

Why Nikon over Sony? Never again. My next camera and all subsequent cameras with be Nikon. Sony will never again get another chance to pull the rug out from under me and stick me with lenses I can't put on an upgraded camera. I don't care if they bring out a 100 megapixel camera tomorrow, priced at two for $5.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 03:50 UTC
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Lilien: This is a real bargain.
The camera is only $55.000 (A280 with 80 MP) and a 16(!) GB CF-Card is included and don't forget the the Microfiber Cloth!

And lens cleaning tissue and fluid! What a bargain!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
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marc petzold: Where is the 6x9 Medium Format Sony Sensor`? ;)

It doesn't matter. Sony will put it into a mirrorless pocket camera, or sell it to Nikon.
Sony has guaranteed they will never get another dime from me. Anyone want to buy an a900 and lenses?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 03:39 UTC

Forty grand for something obsolete in a few years?
Gee! I'll take two!!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 03:37 UTC as 4th comment

"products for the world’s most demanding fine art photographers"
REALLY?!!!
Anyone know any fine art photographers who can afford forty grand for a one-lens entry level model? I mean, real fine art photographers, not the ones playing "The Emperor's New Clothes" with the rich and gullible.
Commercial photographers, some of them, might be able to afford this, not fine art photographers.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 00:56 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies

Nice lens. What are we supposed to put it on?
Real photographers need REAL VIEWFINDERS.
Selling off my a900 and Zeiss lenses. Sony and Zeiss told me they don't want my money and that, like it or not, I would have to go buy Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 00:55 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

No doubt he will be the first wedding photographer in history to get sued by 50 newlywed couples at once!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 00:26 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics (129 comments in total)

What I want/need is very, very simple.
I need a box that stores a bunch of megapixels, 36 minimum, 50-60 would be better.
Three or four high quality lenses, nothing exotic.
A good, 100% optical viewfinder.
Apertures and shutter speeds, along with built-in metering.
An upgrade path for the future so that I can have exactly the same camera (more or less), with ever-increasing image quality.

Isn't it amazing that Sony built a new camera (a99) with lots of bells and whistles but STILL managed to fail me even on this very simple list?

Anybody want to buy an alpha 900 with some really nice lenses?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 15:45 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

WOW!
T-Rex is dead!
Does this mean all Kodak camera films are done? I guess so.
This may go down in history as the biggest mismanagement case ever.
After all, photography is not dead, just Kodak.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 19:15 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies

If this is a copyright violation then every wedding and yearbook photograph is also. So is every painter of the same school who followed the first painter in that school.
Obviously, photographer #2 stole the style of photographer #1. Stealing style is not a copyright violation. It is simply a violation of taste and the wannabe rule.

The judge is out of his mind; but then, we kind of expect that from the whole upside down leftist British system.

The judge should instead have fined BOTH photographers for poor taste and boring us with their photographs.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 15:20 UTC as 193rd comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy (375 comments in total)

C'mon guys. Don't be so hard on Adobe. What else could they do? They don't have a Steve Jobs they can fire or a New Coke they can try to peddle. They have to do something monumentally stupid!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 01:15 UTC as 33rd comment
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