sportyaccordy

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On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (898 comments in total)

I feel like Sony can improve upon this pretty quickly with their own effort. In any case, kudos to Fuji for having the balls to swing for the fences like this, even if the hit only landed them at 3rd.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 02:59 UTC as 72nd comment

I want one. If it's good enough for people to risk their lives, it's gotta be a great phone. Plus I'm a large screen fan.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 2nd comment
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HarryLally: Maybe there's always an exception that proves the rule. My 17-40 f4L gets progressively sharper from 17mm to 40mm and is much sharper at 40mm than wider.

Same story with me.... no matter how far I stop down the corners never sharpen up.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

Thom Hogan is furious!!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

I think it's a little unfair to claim that the upgrades are limited to software. I mean the underlying hardware is what enables that software to work, no? Plus software/tech is an increasingly important part of the package. For example the A5100 and A6000 have the same sensor as I understand it, but the A6000 has nearly double the frame rate.. That's all thanks to the A6000's software and processor.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 18:13 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies

If I could only do one lens, I'd cheat and keep my 24-70 2.8 for sure. It replaced a bag full of primes, except one...

If I could only do one focal length, it would have to be 40mm. For some strange reason, I had a 35, 40 and 50 all at the same time. The 35 was a little too wide for environmental portraits, but too tight for landscapes/architecture. 50 didn't get in tight enough for portraits and was useless for much else. 40 is just right for general and street photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 13:49 UTC as 183rd comment

Sony needs to take notes.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 23:44 UTC as 65th comment
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sportyaccordy: More FE glass please! Full frame contemporary/DN please.

Not with native autofocus. There's still no affordable AF 35mm prime; no 24-1xx; no AF 135 etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 22:42 UTC

This would be so awesome in an ILC. Funny how tech seems to trickle UP now.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 02:06 UTC as 10th comment

More FE glass please! Full frame contemporary/DN please.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 23:18 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

Great low light performance, terrible low light AF....

I'm sure Sony has these sensors cued up with PDAF points.... just a matter of getting the right yield.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 20:53 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (137 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: "There may be other nuances we're missing that explain why Sony chooses to focus stopped down"

Complain without understanding the purpose. Brilliant. Sony told you why when it was first initiated in v1.1 on the A7Rii. Certain lenses were experiencing focus shift.

"We still wish this weren't the case, as (1) AF-C is often useful even in Single drive mode, and (2) DSLRs are fully capable of opening and closing the aperture in between shots, even at 14 fps"

Resulting in focus shift and senseless MFA requirements.

Interesting. I'm pretty sure I have the option available with my EF adapter, which is loosely based on the LA-EA3.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:26 UTC
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citrate: The sale caparison to smart phones is not fair for cameras.
For most people who buy smart phones, the photo function is just a plus.

As I said above, even if it's not a 1:1 correlation, it's clearly related. There's no other explanation; in this case correlation is causation.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
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villagranvicent: Smartphones are selling in those huge numbers not because they have cameras, people actually use those devices to TALK among other things. Assuming that for every smartphone is sold there is a compact camera that stays in the shelf, is wrong.

@pkcpga the problem is the way young folks look at photos makes it hard to see the difference in IQ. Obviously if you print or are looking at stuff on big 4K screens up close the differences become immediately apparent. But at web resolution you can get good looking shots out of a potato :-D

It's become a bit of a self fulfilling prophecy. They want better image quality, but they way they look at photos wouldn't really allow them to see it anyway. Once they put optical zooms in phones it's really going to be over for compacts.... that's the last frontier.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 01:55 UTC
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villagranvicent: Smartphones are selling in those huge numbers not because they have cameras, people actually use those devices to TALK among other things. Assuming that for every smartphone is sold there is a compact camera that stays in the shelf, is wrong.

Even if they don't use them exclusively for photography, smartphones provide a reason for people to NOT buy compacts.

To put it another way, if smartphones didn't kill compacts, what did?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 01:48 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Does anyone know if this device would enable me to use any of the supported cameras as webcams?

Ha, all that is way above my pay grade. Looks very cool. Keep me posted on when you get 1080p60 reliable.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I hope Samsung buys Nikon and gives them this tech. It's a shame it's being wasted on cell phones.

Camera companies can think whatever they want.... CIPA shipments show customers (the group who's opinion matters) don't.

You intentionally ignore the obvious value proposition of mobile phones. For photography they are obviously inferior to real cameras, but they are called smart phones, not camera phones. Here's a SHORT list of some of the devices they've replaced:

- GPS navigation
- MP3 music players/radios
- universal remotes
- clocks/watches
- personal computers (for some)

Etc.... you can get a phone with all that and a (admittedly seriously limited) camera for $50.... how exactly is $50 for all that capability "overvalued"? Are you one of those weirdos who makes it a point to use their phone for nothing but the phone part? If so that is your personal choice and in no way a poor reflection of the phone itself.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
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sportyaccordy: If you have no friends, no social life, or no understanding of social media, you should probably refrain from commenting on this product.

Almost $300 for this is pretty steep, but it's a solid idea.

It's not about having different social interactions. It's the continual marginalization and insulting of anyone who takes selfies or uses social media. DPR is social media. It's annoying.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Does anyone know if this device would enable me to use any of the supported cameras as webcams?

What you have setup is exactly what I'm looking for. I wanted to put something together that would be cheaper than one of those 1080P60 HDMI stream boxes on Amazon (<$150 or so). Do you have a link/diagram?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 22:23 UTC

If you have no friends, no social life, or no understanding of social media, you should probably refrain from commenting on this product.

Almost $300 for this is pretty steep, but it's a solid idea.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 16:00 UTC as 42nd comment | 9 replies
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