Mike99999

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On article SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery (272 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Compared to a well exposed D810 image, these high(er) ISO images are disappointing.

"Same thing."

Nope, a third of a stop less light is one-sixth less light. Otherwise, a stop less light would mean no light.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Nikon seems to be running in place lately.

"Nikon seems to be running in place lately."

Funny, because the D500 runs circles around every other crop camera out there.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:04 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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a voice of reason: nikon continues to bore the crap out of me, w\o any exciting advances in design,no evfs,other makers offering rangefinder layouts as additional body options. ibis happening more & more,nikon continues to push out pointless incremental releases that seem exercises in naming schemes rather than developments in design\ capabilities.
canikon seems obsessed w protecting markets,ignoring technological \design advances explored by fuji oly, panny & sony. nikon1 tried everything but producing an exciting enthusiast model with great controls, their attempt to resurrect past design,controls,build quality..the df is a bloated confused mess, a parody of more successful attempts by fuji olympus & panasonic & sony
nikon once had the swagger& tone that made them objects of desire & technology appealing to real shooter,bit of chance taking..today canikon are boring with designs approved by bean counters rather than enlightened designers with fingers on the pulse of cutting edge developments.

Nikon does not exist to entertain your boredom.

They make professional tools, not fashion items like Olympus and Fuji.

Nikon should be commended for continuing to produce high-quality tools and innovating in non-obvious ways. The 750 grams Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF is a revolution in affordable weight reduction.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:03 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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Gever: I own D5500 and do not see enough reasons to upgrade to D5600, but generally the concept of an inexpensive, small, light, and very capable SLR with a great sensor, AF system and battery life seems to be a winning combination over current APS-C mirrorless.
I am sure mirroless cameras will be there some day, but today D5xxx is more attractive.

@Roderick Balle: LOL at the fanboy talk.

D5x00 cameras are a great way to get into the system. They are cheap, and entry-level lenses are cheap:
- 35/1.8 @ $200
- 50/1.8 @ $200
- 85/1.8 @ $400

Much cheaper than M43 glass.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 12:58 UTC
On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM puts this lens to shame and for half the money.

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/2601237181/canon-ef-m-28m-f-3-5-macro-sample-gallery/0930744429

Not a full frame lens and not an accurate comment.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)
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endofoto: This baby (37Mpix) is much sharper than Nikon 40mm (14Mpix) , 60 mm macro (20 Mpix) and Canon 50 mm macro according to DXO lab results. This is the sharpest macro lens ever seen on DXO lab results. Focus hunting results from the fact that you dont know what you are doing. Macro work is the most difficult but the least appreciated job in photography, you have to read and understand diffraction, sync speed, the behaviour of the insects. Full frame is not suitable for macro, APS-C format is the best I believe. The tests are done with FF cameras, and FF camera can not focus on the head of a dragonfly as a whole, and people think that this lens is not good and they buy another more expensive lens.

"This is the sharpest macro lens ever seen on DXO lab results."

False.

Sony FE 90/2.8 Macro - 42 mpix

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1158 comments in total)
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akjos: I was really close to pull the trigger... but then I came to my senses. Unless Sony produces even remotely reasonable lens line up for DX body whats the point. Glad i stuck with m43 . Home of awesome bodies and reasonably priced great selection of lenses... got 2 bodies and 2 great lenses for the price of one sony lol

...and the same cry is heard in Canon and Nikon land.

Nobody cares. No sane company is going to invest heavily in crop lenses when 99.9% of Rebel/DX/A6x00 users will never buy a second lens in their life.

Just get an E 10-18/4 + FE 28/2 + FE 55/1.8 + FE 70-200/4 and you couldn't be more set, and you get a full frame upgrade path to boot.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1158 comments in total)
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User3754336485: I'm surprised that DPReview did not mention how quickly this camera came out after the A6300 on the Conclusion page. Sony's speed of updating camera features is a sharp opposite of Canon. Did releasing this camera so soon on the heels of the A6300 mean some quality was compromised to get the product out? Will there be a firmware update to improve the touchscreen? Seems likely to me. I applaud Sony for pushing the envelope on improving their cameras. I just wonder if we'll keep on seeing new A6xxx cameras every eight months.

Is it the A6300 Mark II? I think not.

it is a model above just like the Nikon D500 is a model above the Nikon D7200. Nikon is just better at naming their models.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1158 comments in total)
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FoxShutter: The announcement of a6500 was like a "knife in a back" for many a6300 users who just recently bought their "class leading" Sony. As a result of that announcement I sold mine. After reading the review I don't regret the decision to sale it at all. A touch screen that barely works compared to competition . IBIS that isn't needed, just because almost every Sony or Sony-Zeiss Lens has OIS. No decent zooms: Sony 18-105mm and 16-50mm are mediocre lenses and 16-70 Sony-Zeiss is sharp only in the centre across all the focal lengths if you are lucky enough to find a good copy. FE lenses work better on a6300 and that's probably why we see them in most of the reviews and promotional ads, but what's the point of the system than? 24-70 FE becomes 36-105mm and 16-35 becomes 24-50mm and they are big, heavy and expensive. It would be much better if Sony would work on their aging and never excellent APSC lens selection rather than releasing every few months a few premature (again) bodies that don't really keep their value due to these frequent releases.

Sony messed up the marketing.

Nobody complains when Nikon releases a D7300 a few months after some D5600.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1158 comments in total)
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gn28: The specs are great, but the battery life is not that great and the lens are crazy expensive compared to nikon and cannon.
Almost none of their lens are on DxO to give enthusiast an idea on actal sharpness.
Maybe they'll catch up to the phone market and have a built in high speed 32/64 gb memory in addition to the SD card for redundancy.

Just use Canon lenses then. They work wonderfully on E-mount.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1158 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Yeah, it cost more then D610 or 6D with kit lenses... Its very interesting how Sony finding so stupid customers?

6D is a terrible camera and D610 isn't too hot either. This camera should be compared to the Nikon D500 and Canon 7D II (high-end APS-C).

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:17 UTC
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Max Iso: These prices are just insane. Every time i think about whether i could live in E mount, i remember the lenses are just too much. My only avenue would be the Sigma 60/30 and that only offers f2.8. I like the systems i have but i also like choice, it's just not a choice with these lenses coming out. $800 for this and the one the other day was over $3000. Is this another Leica?

As to E-mount being too pricey, FE 28 + 50 + 90 gets you a long way for little money.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
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Max Iso: These prices are just insane. Every time i think about whether i could live in E mount, i remember the lenses are just too much. My only avenue would be the Sigma 60/30 and that only offers f2.8. I like the systems i have but i also like choice, it's just not a choice with these lenses coming out. $800 for this and the one the other day was over $3000. Is this another Leica?

Ugh.

Back in the day my APS-C Tokina 11-16mm was $699 and it was considered great value.

The Firin looks like a better lens to me. $799 doesn't seem that unreasonable.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
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TFD: While picking up a $100 used MF Russian lens is interesting as a cheap and cheerful toy. The idea of modern and expensive manual focus lenses is just dumb. Regardless if it is an $800 Tokina or a $3000 Zeiss. Tokina knows how to make autofocus lenses selling a MF lens is just a marketing gimmick.

Maybe the next step will be uncoated lens, might as well just go further back in time.

Bunk. The future is manual focus.

When you are peering into an 8k, 10x magnification EVF, you will want to just spin the focus ring, not fiddle with AF points.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
On article Have your say: Best prime lens of 2016 (152 comments in total)

"we have excluded some of the more exotic manual focus primes from the likes of Zeiss"

So it is the "Best Prime Lens Not Counting Zeiss Award". A bit like the special Olympics...

Does the Zeiss Batis 18 count as a "more exotic manual focus prime"? Or the Sony Zeiss 50/1.4 for that matter? Laughable.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 15:01 UTC as 41st comment | 8 replies

The 43 community is shaking in its boots with how abominable this camera is. Us long time Olympus users are shocked. What once was a system where $800 got you the latest & greatest, the camera would be half the size and match the IQ of a DSLR.

Now, several years later, they have you paying $2,000 for a body and over $1,000 for lenses, except now the IQ is over three stops worse than a $1,000 DSLR.

I am telling you that the community is shaking it its boots:

43-rumors has over 100 commenters banned from commenting due to all the negativity surrounding this abominable product.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:25 UTC as 18th comment | 8 replies
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VisualFX: Not too impressed. Noise in brightly lit photos using ISO 800. Photos of people in the distance blurry, cant make out details in faces in distance.

@Thematic: quite stunning that ISO 3200 example you linked to. It blows my mind that some people would spend $2,000 on this.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:21 UTC
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GinoSVK: Bokehless style.

"Bokeh is such an abused term, as it it describes the quality of the OOF areas, not the amount of it! "

Always the same useless perpetuation of a myth.

"Bokeh" is Japanese for "blur". No more no less. It is not necessarily restricted to the quality of said blur.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 15:55 UTC

Image quality is miserable. The noise levels are unacceptable.

I get the same lackluster image quality out of the tiny GM5.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies

Olympus: style-over-function bodies, crappy software, and a tiny sensor. It was all fun and games when high-end M43 bodies launched at ~$800. Now, this new "PRO" trend is just a joke.

They should have followed Sony and done a low-cost full frame PEN and OM-D instead. But I guess if you are dependent on Sony sensors then you have zero control over your product roadmap.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 11:26 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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