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Sony SLT-A55
Sony 18-55mm
KM 135mm f2.8
KM 50mm f1.7
KM 28mm f2
KM 135 f2.8
Sigma 70mm f2.8
Sony 70-300mm G


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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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Astrotripper: I guess there will be more interest in bringing Darktable to Windows now :-)

But Darktable is just a raw converter and editor, whereas LR is that plus a comprehensive photo manager.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:46 UTC

Watch out for those finger prints unless you go for the soft-focus erotic effect.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 07:33 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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nilanjanray: Am comparing this to Nikon 80-400mm and Canon 100-400mm IS2. The Canikon ones seem better, and of course the Canon IS2 is the best of the x-400mm f/5.6 bunch. Having said that, one should done better justice to this lens, especially at 400mm. Most of the photos seem like snapshots.

So you like horses and you don't like Sony. That probably sums it up.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 10:12 UTC
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digital-freak: 1) The side pockets are ridiculously small and unusable(design over functionality).

2) The front pocket is too small for anything thicker than a filter.

3) Anything you do put in the pockets protrude inward rather than out, taking room away from the main inside compartment.

4) When the main flap is latched on the top clasp, it leaves gaping holes in the top sides of the bag due to the taper of the bag (more design over functionality)

5) Only 3 dividers come with the bag.

6) Strap adjustment is cool, but it's does not stay in place. It will slip!

7) The laptop compartment is way too tight for a PC laptop

The Thinktank Citywalker is half the price and twice the bag!

Googled Thinktank Citywalker. IMO it is quite ugly but that's personal taste, what bother me about Thinktank that it screams camera bag.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 09:37 UTC

Is anybody genuine surprised by the results? Comparing a small-ish sensor camera with contrast AF versus a big-ish sensor camera with phase detection AF. Apples and pears.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 08:19 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (707 comments in total)

So do I get this right. Canon created an amazing camera with a great range of functions, large sensor and an excellent fast lens with a very useful range. Canon has done everything to make this camera one of the hottest cameras on the market potentially selling millions of copies, but then why the **** they put such a mediocre sensor in it. At this price range you would expect something better!!!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:12 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (707 comments in total)

Sony pay attention: this is the lens characteristics people want to see on the RX 100 Mk III: fast and wide! A slow 28-100mm is just not cutting it!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:49 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies

Is this article about Ken Rockwell???

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 12:31 UTC as 58th comment

I had GAS for a while but fortunately being a student at that time I did not have enough money to let it get out of hand. I had to resort to lurking on e-Bay and other 2nd hand sites. Often I made good deals and occasionally sold them with profit.
One point I realized that I had so many lenses that were never used and got rid of them. Nowadays I only have one camera, one walk-around-lens, one tele-zoom and one macro.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 08:30 UTC as 29th comment
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MrTaikitso: Dumb question, but which camera offers the best IQ, the NEX series (say the mid range 5R, that I own) or the RX100/(I&II)? I understand the NEX has a larger sensor, so am assuming the only benefit of an RX100 is the genuine pocket ability?

I always say: the best camera is the one that you have with you. Being pocket-able means that people will carry it more often with them so it will take excellent pictures which you would/could not with a NEX.

I am waiting for RX110 with a 24-120mm lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 08:36 UTC
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Lajos Hajdu: Small point: the title is wrong.

"Sigma to start shipping USB dock IN May"
"Sigma to ship USB dock FROM May"

In school in the Netherlands we are taught British English rather than American, Australian English, etc. Of course with out funny accents.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2013 at 05:51 UTC

Mmm probably Tokina is using their usual built-like-a-tank material for the 70-200mm F4 since it not much lighter than some of the 70-200mm f2.8 out there.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 15:17 UTC as 18th comment

I've stopped associating the brand Kodak with quality long time ago. The owners just try to suck the last dollars out of its blood.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 08:20 UTC as 31st comment
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview (118 comments in total)
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Frenske: Still waiting on a semi-large sensor compact with a semi-fast lens that starts at 24mm and possible goes up to 120mm. One can dream, can we?

But hold on the RX100 has a bigger sensor and of course you will need a bigger lens to provide a the larger disk. However let's say a 24-120mm f2-f3.5 is not that far off the current lens, 28-112mm f2-f2.8.
Having something like a 24mm is very important for me, as a regular landscape, cityscape, architecture travel-photographer (hobbyist).

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 15:49 UTC
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview (118 comments in total)

Still waiting on a semi-large sensor compact with a semi-fast lens that starts at 24mm and possible goes up to 120mm. One can dream, can we?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 09:44 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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CZFox: So, if a Canadian citizen take a picture of let's say CN Tower and publish it publicly on web or sell few copies, the citizen can be sued by Canadian photographer who first shot CN Tower. Am I right?

Perhaps when the photographer owns the building too. If not well then I wonder you have been smoking.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 09:20 UTC

No denying in it. The RX100 is an amazing camera, but I won't buy it as long the lens does not improve. Please make it a little bit wider e.g. 24mm and faster at the tele end and I'll buy it as my 2nd camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 10:40 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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D200_4me: I like the 1" sensor idea, but I guess he's never heard of m4/3? ''Up until recently you've had two types of cameras - DSLRs, if you want the best image quality, or compact cameras if you need something smaller but there's nothing in between."

Which m4/3 can you actually put in a pocket? A mirror-less cameras cannot really be classified as compact cameras. I guess Mr Barna is grouping these cameras under SLRs category.
I waiting for a RX101 which has a 24-105mm lens which does not slow down quickly in aperture.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 14:00 UTC
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TAGRIFFIN: Hi. Perhaps this is an ignorant question...but why would I buy this lens if I have the Sony 18-250? Just wonderin'....

Well because the world does not turn around you. Some people have just a 18-55mm or some people have a 55-200mm but need more zoom. Some people want a cheap knock-about zoom lens to go with their 70-x00mm G.
Who knows ... if it is not for you then don't buy it.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 08:36 UTC
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Frenske: Depth of field: 0.0004m at 0.47m and f/2.8. LOL ... even at f/16 it is just 3mm. I am not sure the world really needs lenses like this.

I am guessing you have more money than sense if you consider to pair this lens with a teleconverter.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 13:13 UTC
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