Sonyshine

Sonyshine

Lives in United Kingdom Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a Maintenance Engineer
Joined on Dec 23, 2012
About me:

I have gone back to more fundamental photography now that I have sold my DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. I'm enjoying the simplicity and delights of an old Fujifilm X100.

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DamianFI: Popular and good are two completely different things.

Good but unpopular is bad.....

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 09:38 UTC

Do people still use Flickr?

I am surprised after years of Yahoo mis-management that it is still going. I left it years ago.

I'm not surprised smartphones dominate. That is how the vast majority of people take and share their photographs.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 08:39 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (163 comments in total)
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tkbslc: They really need a pancake zoom if they want this to be attractive. Sure the camera is small, pretty and cheap, but then it has a kit lens that would be more at home on a DSLR. If they had a lens like the Panasonic 12-32 to put on it, it would be a really nice setup.

Either that, or bundle it with the 27mm f2.8 pancake.

Or buy a used X100.....

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 08:43 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (91 comments in total)
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Nick Brundle - Photography: disappointing to say the least
But what do we expect from a Mobil phone

Oil?

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 12:43 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (91 comments in total)

Must do better Sony.
Imaging should be a Sony strength not a weakness.
It will be interesting to see who is still making smartphones in five years time:
Apple, Samsung, Huwaei.....and.....

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 15:24 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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davev8: Surprisingly its Instax that makes Fuji profitable

Cameras are a tiny part of the overall Fuji business. Emotionally important given the company history but not a major profit earner.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 08:20 UTC

Brilliant! Loved this write up. Thank you, I may have to treat myself to an instant camera now.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 17:57 UTC as 26th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (558 comments in total)
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Stejo: This camera makes no sense to me at all. Why rush the successor to a 6 month old, well received camera?

Ah, that makes sense.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (558 comments in total)
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Stejo: This camera makes no sense to me at all. Why rush the successor to a 6 month old, well received camera?

I don't disagree with your sentiments about the surprise quick launch following the A6300 but I fail to understand the bit about ' at the expense of their customers' How does this happen?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (558 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Another winning E mount camera from Sony. I couldn't care less about video, only stills.

Will it be exciting enough to tempt me back into buying a camera again after recently selling all my DSLR and Mirrorless gear because I was bored with it?

Hmmm - if any camera would then it would be this fast beauty. My previous experience using a Sony Nex F3 was good only spoiled by the slow focusing - which has now been fixed.

Well done Sony - and if Sony can resist updating their cameras every few weeks I may be tempted....

According to your gear list you owned a Sony A6500 - did that have a loose mount problem? Who are Trump & Farage?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 13:29 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (558 comments in total)
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Stejo: This camera makes no sense to me at all. Why rush the successor to a 6 month old, well received camera?

Sony are still better than Nikon who took five years to replace the D300s and also announced DL cameras which are still not available?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (558 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Another winning E mount camera from Sony. I couldn't care less about video, only stills.

Will it be exciting enough to tempt me back into buying a camera again after recently selling all my DSLR and Mirrorless gear because I was bored with it?

Hmmm - if any camera would then it would be this fast beauty. My previous experience using a Sony Nex F3 was good only spoiled by the slow focusing - which has now been fixed.

Well done Sony - and if Sony can resist updating their cameras every few weeks I may be tempted....

I have never had an E Mount become loose. They all seem very secure.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 13:14 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (558 comments in total)

Another winning E mount camera from Sony. I couldn't care less about video, only stills.

Will it be exciting enough to tempt me back into buying a camera again after recently selling all my DSLR and Mirrorless gear because I was bored with it?

Hmmm - if any camera would then it would be this fast beauty. My previous experience using a Sony Nex F3 was good only spoiled by the slow focusing - which has now been fixed.

Well done Sony - and if Sony can resist updating their cameras every few weeks I may be tempted....

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 12:15 UTC as 136th comment | 5 replies
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rsf3127: Luckily he has chosen a sunny country to use his Iphone. Next time try Scotland.

I used my iPhone recently for a trip to Moffat. Windy and rainy but the photos turned out fine.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
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Sonyshine: Nice work. I have recently sold all my mirrorless and DSLR cameras and am happily just using my iPhone.

I don't think I claimed that IQ was better did I?
I merely claimed to be happier.
Which I am.
My iPhone is always with me, it's small, convenient and uploads without fuss instantly.
I am enjoying seeing without thinking photography.
After many years of hobby, wildlife, wedding and engineering photography the simplicity of my iPhone is liberating. 😎

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 18:48 UTC

Nice work. I have recently sold all my mirrorless and DSLR cameras and am happily just using my iPhone.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 18:04 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)

Every cowboy should have one.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 11:15 UTC as 31st comment
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)

I thought this was the Throwback Thursday feature...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 12:47 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)

Nikon! Really? Is this the camera we have all been dreaming of? 😴💤

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:02 UTC as 67th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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jhinkey: As a long time Nikon user I've seen them be terribly non-creative and non-adaptive.
My recent $$ have all gone to Sony and the A7 series. If Nikon had made a full frame mirrorless, even still the size of the D8XXX series I would have bought that.
But they seem to be a slow lumbering dinosaur unfortunately.

Adapt or die, and they don't seem to be adapting too well . . .

I disagree. The Nikon 1 system is really very very good indeed and far better than many people realise - BUT - Nikon stuffed up by silly pricing, constant stupid design flaws and endless different batteries. Lenses are excellent but there are still massive gaps in the lens range that 1 enthusiasts have been crying out for. People have been screaming for a V4 with the J5 sensor and the V1 battery for ages - almost as long as people screamed at Nikon for the D500 .....

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
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