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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mpgxsvcd: The vast majority of broadcast TV is still 1080i or 720p. Why again are we talking about 8K? Just give me 1080p @ 60 FPS H.265 for my TV and that will be significantly better than the over compressed 1080i that is available today.

Even with future compression technologies 8K is going to be over compressed. In addition I can’t even see the pixels in my 4K TV so why would I need 8K?

Let’s focus on getting good broadcast 1080p @ 60 FPS first. Then move to 1080p @ 120 FPS which is a universal format because it is evenly divisible by 24, 30, and 60 FPS. Give me well done 1080p @ 120 FPS and then you can start talking about taking resolutions to the extreme.

I get a lot of streamed 4k content from Sky, Amazon and Netflix.
Most of my viewing is now in 4k.
I record 4k video too and playback on my TV.
I would not be interested in any video device that did not produce good 4k.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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tonywong: Image 8 of 98 shows the horrible horrible effect of the electronic rolling shutter.

That stick is totally bent. Sony needs to fix this immediately.

#notbuyingnow

😂

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (199 comments in total)

This is simply Nikon management flaunting their utter incompetence with terrific enthusiasm....

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 14:31 UTC as 77th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

WOW!

I mean, just, WOW!

This is amazing!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:42 UTC as 394th comment
On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (305 comments in total)

This really intrigues me and could tempt me back into photography again.....

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 15:19 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax KP Review (658 comments in total)

I loved my Pentax K3 when I had one and was impressed by their lenses too.If Pentax could nail their AF with non-PLF lenses they would be class leaders.
Great build, handling, nice big OVF and lots of legacy gear.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 16:35 UTC as 111th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (764 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Well done Fuji for keeping the generations of X100's going. A great camera at launch and better with every upgrade.

I am still lovin' my original X100 though. One day I may be tempted to change but while my X100 still delights me my wallet is staying closed.

....most unlike me in reality! :)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (764 comments in total)

Well done Fuji for keeping the generations of X100's going. A great camera at launch and better with every upgrade.

I am still lovin' my original X100 though. One day I may be tempted to change but while my X100 still delights me my wallet is staying closed.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 15:02 UTC as 186th comment | 2 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)

I use the EVF on my Fuji X100 99% of the time.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 13:10 UTC as 338th comment
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (363 comments in total)

"We had more than our fair share of troubles with SnapBridge but many of these seemed to be resolved by resetting the camera and apps, suggesting users who are only connecting a single device, once, will have a more positive experience. "

Not good enough Nikon.

Must do better.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies

Nikon either have a very warped sense of humour or maybe their marketing department is just warped.....

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 07:28 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (70 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: I feel most camera makers are guilty of muddled naming and product hierarchy but Canon are by far the worst.

I look at a Canon camera (any type) and do not have a clue where it sits in the range. Base model? Top end? Intermediate?

Sorry Canon. Time to rethink your model naming.

.... good hierarchy should not need explanation.

It should be obvious.

1,2,3,4,5 etc.....

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 12:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (70 comments in total)

I feel most camera makers are guilty of muddled naming and product hierarchy but Canon are by far the worst.

I look at a Canon camera (any type) and do not have a clue where it sits in the range. Base model? Top end? Intermediate?

Sorry Canon. Time to rethink your model naming.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 07:57 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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rz350: Uhhh? Who is going to buy Sony sensors? This could be bad for Sony as who else besides Nikon buys the high profit full frame sensors in any quantity? Do you really think Ricoh-Pentax or Leica are going to pick up the slack? Or the medium format is suddenly going to blossom into a huge market?
Nikon needs to get mirrorless cameras out into the market. And ones which have some thought put into them. No more Nikon 1's. And bring their software into the 21st century. I bought a D300s and it was an awesome camera. Way better in so many respects then the Canon 50D that I had. But Nikon has not had the innovation that went into those cameras for a while. They seem rudderless. As they state in their report, they have the D500 and D5 and those are improvements on the cameras they replace, but whither the rest of line?

Apple

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (173 comments in total)

I still use mine almost daily.

Now the only camera I own after selling off all my Nikon and Pentax gear.

I simply love it!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:53 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Nice!
I still see no reason to upgrade from my original X100 though.

Exactly. What improvements Fuji have made are good but merely incremental.
None are compelling enough to splash the cash.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)

Nice!
I still see no reason to upgrade from my original X100 though.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 07:41 UTC as 91st comment | 9 replies
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Sonyshine: This iPhone owner is guilty of over eating during the festive period.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKiK7b2iZD0

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 17:05 UTC

This iPhone owner is guilty of over eating during the festive period.....

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 12:18 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)

The only mystery is why it took Nikon so long to make a camera ( D500) that their user base so clearly wanted ( to replace the D300s) and had been crying out for for a very long time.

At least Nikon heard the call eventually....

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 17:55 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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