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No IBIS, no touch screen, no thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 00:51 UTC as 16th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7S Review (496 comments in total)

So how log do we have to wait for the full review of the A7 II? A year? Please. The reality is that you can wrap fish in old news, but it's good for little else. Why would I want to peruse a camera review that's a year old? Doesn't everyone already know this stuff? In the past, a large part of my camera purchasing strategy was based on DP Review's knowledge base . . . I'm getting a little skeptical about that approach now. Also, Looks like Sony is getting the short end of the stick. I'm sure that an uptick in sales, for a nearly obsolete camera, is just what their marketing folks were anticipating. Not.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 14:24 UTC as 55th comment
On article A look back at the week: October 25, 2014 (13 comments in total)

Slow news week in Seattle? Since you have nothing to do, why don't you tell us what happened with Sony at Photokina? Did they snub the show?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

If you have a NEX7 you probably have already updated your firmware to take advantage of the much needed movie button disabling routine. But, they didn't go far enough with just providing the ability to disable the movie button. If you mistakenly touch the button while shooting stills, it pops up an annoying and time consuming message that tells you have disabled the movie function. Typically this happens at the exact same instant when you are releasing the shutter - damn, missed another one. An annoying little notification on the status screen would seem to be enough to alert you to the fact that you have disabled the function, instead of disrupting the whole capture sequence. A tiny bit of common sense would be helpful here Sony. Oh well, at least they are admitting that they screwed up when placing the button where they did in the first place.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 14:31 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 (116 comments in total)

Please folks, get a grip. If you want a camera with a grip, buy one. If you buy one that lacks a grip (for whatever reason) and you perceive that an aftermarket grip would aid you when you are shooting, buy it. If you like grips, buy and use them, if you don't like grips (for whatever reason) don't buy them. Pretty simple .

If so inclined, buying a custom grip from Richard is the only choice if you value your investment. Top quality materials, expert machining, and a totally "factory" fit and finish. Did someone mention price? . . . . . Really? Keep up the good work Richard, you are an asset to the industry.

Besides, if someone asks about the grip (that they don't have) just tell them that it's a new model - RX100G - they will never know the difference.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 22:49 UTC as 23rd comment
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