sportyaccordy

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On article 2017 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (716 comments in total)
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Magnar W: After working with photography for a long period, and now teaching photograpy, I don't care much about categories like "high end", "semi pro" etc. I have met photographers at all levels using different brands. From my point of view, photography is more about camera technique than camera model and system.

When buying into a system, I would not say: Buy the "best specs" or "best i test" or what your heroes use. I would rather ask to took closely into what their photography is about, and then go for a system that covers their needs. Many will find the emotional part the most important: Do I like the system, and will the system suit my needs for the future?

Cameras are tools that need to be operated with skills and knowledge exceeding shutter speed, aperture, ISO and autofocus settings to get results results that satisfies the photographer and the public, no matter if the goal is sharing pictures on Facebook, attending a camera club, making exhibitions, earning for a living, etc.

If this is what you believe, you're on the wrong website.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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sportyaccordy: 565g for 12mm FF is not bad at ALL. Price is Sony. Now they just need an 18-35 non G to round out the UWA line.

Canon has the 17-40.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 01:31 UTC

565g for 12mm FF is not bad at ALL. Price is Sony. Now they just need an 18-35 non G to round out the UWA line.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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sportyaccordy: Arrays on smartphones are going to kill prime fixed lens cameras anyway. I'd def go with the ILC.

Maybe at the absolute extremes of pixel peeping and system stress... but for web viewing and the like, the reduction in noise + added dynamic range will make a much bigger difference than lens quality. Plus it's not like prime FLCs aren't already compromised for size.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 19:11 UTC

Arrays on smartphones are going to kill prime fixed lens cameras anyway. I'd def go with the ILC.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 14:10 UTC as 140th comment | 2 replies

Panasonic should provide an optional grip. Cameras with no grips are the worst.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 16:44 UTC as 65th comment
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darlot: Great little camera, but why you didn't give award ?

DPR is so random, some camera you gave award , some you didn't.

Good <> worthy of an award.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 16:43 UTC

I too got a date from a camera (Fujifilm s6000fd- looks close enough to an SLR) once.... I really underleveraged that thing.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 19:44 UTC as 20th comment
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Franglais91: Mirrorless make up 36% of shipments. So what?

When I go out in the field (Paris, Rome) I hardly ever see a mirrorless camera.

- Mirrorless cameras are still not mature. Every year there is a new model which is bought by a dedicated population of users.
- DSLR's are very mature products. It takes 4 years or more to develop something that is significantly better than the existing version. And many buyers are not even going for the new version straight away

So do you base your purchasing decisions on what you see in the field? I was in Paris, London and Croatia not long ago... I didn't see ANY cameras in Paris, and I saw a decent number of MILCs in the touristy parts of London and Dubrovnik..

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 10:47 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: I predict the worst is yet to come.

Everyone's pushing towards the high end with higher margins leaving the low end market to smart phones.

Right now consumers have the best of all worlds. Spectacular technology for cheap (Like my $200 EOS-M, and my $500 A6000) while the camera companies are pushing the envelope on the high end (witness the A9 that dpreview lubs so much).

So now's ok but next year and the year after? Just looking back at sony their low end NEX style family has not seen any love for years. No decent low end lenses, no NEX-3n style consumer friendly cheap bodies.

So take away the low end, finish the current round of 4K high end upgrades and you will see sag in the market with dwindling low end sales and slumping high end sales while we wait for the next great thing (8k?)

There is still a lot of interest in the low end in Asia. Plus manufacturers won't necessarily pull out of the bottom end completely; just really slow down with the updates. For all intents and purposes the A6000 is still a phenomenal value some 3 years after its release.... there's not a huge need to update it.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 10:45 UTC

I like my Samsung 40" 4K monitor. I'd love something like that in 32"

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 23:45 UTC as 7th comment
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1284 comments in total)

My main hope/takeaway from this camera is the 10 FPS with tracking on adapted glass. Hopefully that can be enabled across the next gen A7 and crop bodies, because E mount tele lens selection is either expensive or abysmal

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 12:30 UTC as 37th comment | 14 replies
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sportyaccordy: Now imagine what this technique would yield with a large sensor. I suppose we'll never know as it's completely unnecessary lmao.

Would be better to put the money into cramming more sensor arrays onto cameras. 4-9 cheap sensors and a good combination algorithm >>>>>>>>>>> 1 sensor and a boat load of post processing work.

Yes, but in camera, not on my time.

And my 5 year old NEX-C3 can do stitch panoramas with ease in sweep panorama mode. A modern phone has combination power in spades.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 19:22 UTC

Now imagine what this technique would yield with a large sensor. I suppose we'll never know as it's completely unnecessary lmao.

Would be better to put the money into cramming more sensor arrays onto cameras. 4-9 cheap sensors and a good combination algorithm >>>>>>>>>>> 1 sensor and a boat load of post processing work.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 06:44 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

You guys need to do full video reviews and open the comments up. I've said it before, this halfway stuff is a waste of time.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 11:58 UTC as 7th comment

Aggressive. I like it. Looking forward to resolution tests on these.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 46th comment
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

I can do AF-C with my A7II and adapted lenses. It's pretty useless, but I chalk that up to the camera, not the adapter. I imagine that with that AF joystick and the latest AF algorithms the A9 should be competitive with the top DSLRs in demanding conditions.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 131st comment
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cosmicnode: Alternative facts. how can you prove that there would have been a 2% reduction withought Sony sales, photographers could have bought from other manufacturers, I take it the total market is up 5% and Sony's is up by 23% but actual sales figures are not shown to prove or disprove the claim. LOL

Yes, I don't think they would buy a camera at all. What's a comparable alternative to an A7 anything for the money and size?

No, they wouldn't stop taking pictures.... stop being obtuse. We know what's Sony's real impact was on sales over the first two months of the year... at least a lot more confidently than we know what camera buyers *might* have bought instead if Sony didn't exist.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 18:01 UTC

Sony's complete 180 in the FF realm is pretty interesting.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:38 UTC as 79th comment
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cosmicnode: Alternative facts. how can you prove that there would have been a 2% reduction withought Sony sales, photographers could have bought from other manufacturers, I take it the total market is up 5% and Sony's is up by 23% but actual sales figures are not shown to prove or disprove the claim. LOL

Lol @ completely discounting Sony's ACTUAL sales with baseless speculation that its buyers would have went elsewhere. Most Sony shooters I've talked to went with an A7 family body precisely because of what it has that Canikon don't- myself included. I am a self admitted Sony fanboi but I can at least admit when Sony is wrong or right.... you can't even bring yourself to admit Sony's actual impact on the market.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 09:18 UTC
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