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had the original, registering your eye, and then tracking your focus of attention in the frame to focus the camera worked, but, in reality only ever turned it on once or twice due to the added steps :P

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2019 at 15:12 UTC as 5th comment
On article Is the Sony a6400 right for you? (178 comments in total)
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vallhall: Carey Rose

How much better is the real time tracking than the RX100 VI?

Thanks in advance

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/0650136683/sony-s-real-time-tracking-is-a-big-leap-forward-for-autofocus

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 14:00 UTC
On article Is the Sony a6400 right for you? (178 comments in total)
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NotAPhotog: As a Sony shooter, I'm happy that Sony has released the A6400, but what I really want are fast constant aperture zooms and updated native lens with improved optics from Sony. Fujifilm is running circles around us in terms of lens selection and even Canon has compact, sharp and affordable native EF-M lenses. I'm happy with the A6400, but if it weren't for Sigma, Sony APSC would be a hard sell especially in 2019.

pick up an MC11 and a raft of excellent Canon EF and EFs lenses, they work like native glass, and cost much less, the EFs 10-22, and 17-55 are awesome and very affordable

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 13:58 UTC
On article Is the Sony a6400 right for you? (178 comments in total)
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Bershatsky: Screen placement / hot shoe issue is stupid. No ibis.

Could have been great, but just meh.

actually, the button arrangement is much more intuitive then past Sony models, and for $1000, cannot beat this with any camera from any other maker for AF performance...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 13:56 UTC
On article Is the Sony a6400 right for you? (178 comments in total)

The AF is amazing, and, I tried the MC-11 with Canon EFs lenses, and they work great (have to pull the plastic dummy ring of the back so it connects to the EF mount. Tested the Canon 50 f/1.0, 24 f/1.4, 85 f/1.2, the EFs 10-22, and 17-55, all worked great, even with eye detect and excellent tracking, better then on any Canon body. The reason I got this was to shoot the Sony 100-400 w/ the 1.4X tele-converter for birding, awesome combination! Best AF available now on any camera.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 13:52 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies

What, no matching lenses? Maybe a 50/0.95 in steal me red?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 06:20 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies

the tech exists to make Li Ion batteries that do not catch fire, why isn’t it being implemented? the patent holder should be paid, abd the batteries manufactured asap

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 14:20 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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///M: handy for spying on people, does not look like a super telephoto lens, good for evidence gathering

first time I hit post, got a 404 error,

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:04 UTC

handy for spying on people, does not look like a super telephoto lens, good for evidence gathering

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:03 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

handy for spying on people, does not look like a super telephoto lens, good for evidence gathering

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:03 UTC as 9th comment

Impressive effort considering it was a fire and forget effort, no remote control, had to be planned meticulously to capture what he did. I invite any of the naysayers to try this, get better quality, without camera movement that would require exponentially more expensive equipment, 10's of thousands in av gas, to lease a Space X ride ;) I would try a 4k capable cell phone with a super wide lens, and face directly downward and edit the rotation out in post, though, that would also be very time consuming. Maybe in 7 years someone can try to catch better footage.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 8th comment

sorry, I could not hear the drone over the obnoxiously loud Harley with no muffler or the pickup truck that sounds like a semi,

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 12:44 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (734 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: LEDs are now everywhere. There is no way LED lights will go out of the way to please the camera and sensor maker and their inability / handicap to design a proper sensor / E-shutter. But the apologetic tone of the article and replies are quite interesting.

LED lighting is all over the place, venues with older LED stage lights are particularly bad, even for mechanical shutters. Automatic syncing technology and variable read out soeed needs to be incorporated into pro cameras to defeat these effects (I think Sony and Nikon are already doing this), the issue is the camera can only fix the predominately offensive light source, the panels at this park are likely running out of phase to each other. Advertisers will push the panel makers to come up with better units that will display their adds better for video cameras covering the events they sponsor.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 10:53 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (125 comments in total)

nice bokeh, should be a classic

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 22:25 UTC as 9th comment
On article Surfing under the northern lights (5 comments in total)

wow! hold real still :O

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 18:27 UTC as 3rd comment

Magnum, would enjoy more from their photographers!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 3rd comment
On article DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500? (223 comments in total)
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///M: another youtube segment by a blogger discussing his personal reason to buy or not buy the a9 for his holiday trip, I guess this is the target market for this camera, the a9 won't hold up to demanding use as the D5 or 1DXmkII, so I doubt users of those will pick up an a9, even with the 20fps silent shutter. I sent the a9 I pre-ordered back today, the noise, and softness of the AA filter, were disappointing, the a9 seems to be a product of Sony video camera development, more than a still camera sensor, as Sony is known to stuff anything they can in a mirrorless body these days :P

I suspect Sony has not worked out all the issues with the firmware yet, 47mb raw files? at least SLog is coming, I would have kept the a9 if I had known that, will likely be a very good video tool.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:21 UTC
On article DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500? (223 comments in total)
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///M: another youtube segment by a blogger discussing his personal reason to buy or not buy the a9 for his holiday trip, I guess this is the target market for this camera, the a9 won't hold up to demanding use as the D5 or 1DXmkII, so I doubt users of those will pick up an a9, even with the 20fps silent shutter. I sent the a9 I pre-ordered back today, the noise, and softness of the AA filter, were disappointing, the a9 seems to be a product of Sony video camera development, more than a still camera sensor, as Sony is known to stuff anything they can in a mirrorless body these days :P

I have seen D5s fail on photographers working demanding events, even with their heavy duty weather sealing and rugged body, but that was after being used for many events. The a9 does feel tough, but nothing like a D5 or 1DXmkII. The Canon and Nikon pro lenses also take an amazing amount of abuse and keep on going, the Sony mount on the lens, and the internals, are not nearly as rugged, and I have doubts about the lens mount on the a9/a7 bodies. Would be nice to see a sample of each pushed to destruction on an engineering bench to determine their breaking points, but that would be an expensive test! If you shoot a few weddings a month, the a9 should be fine, if you shoot 3-4 day music festivals every week all summer, definitely not going to survive. I would rather carry 2 a9s around my neck all day than 2 1DXmkII, I just would be afraid of them getting broken in a press pit or running around multiple venues at a festival.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:04 UTC

not appetizing to my eyes, cool to revive past cooking techniques

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 22:46 UTC as 6th comment
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GEONYC: Sorry, but I worked with KDAK US and they were a very controling, "Chemical Company", nothing to do with this magazine. Maybe they just needed the money and sold the rights. I feel very good when I see the Academy Awards and they are not in the, "Kodak Theater". Good-bye KODAK and good riddance.

Digital means, "No more scratches." The real reason Kodak failed was because the film industry went under and they had no idea as what to do, just a lot of old chemists with no idea as to how they could sell digital products. They made the first CD recorder and their sales people didn't know how to sell it. I know it sounds strange, but true.

Kodak held many patents on early digital imaging tech, they just failed to monetize it. Operations costs sucked up all their capital and it was too late to act.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
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