Richard Butler

Richard Butler

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Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 7, 2007


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Htbaa: Want it! Until I saw the price tag of €1700 holy mother of...

steelhead3 - other perspectives are available.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
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Valis89: In what world do 1400 US dollar equal 1700 Euro?? Same story as with the 6300, all american reviewers praised it for delivering a great camera for just 999 US. In Europe: 1299. I really like Sony cameras, but no sane european should buy that

US prices tend to be quoted without sales tax, since this varies state to state.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
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helltormentor: Uncompressed RAW?

Not according to our guys handling it in New York right now.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
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NelsonMichaelJr: Does it have a microphone jack? It doesn't seem so from the above's spec list.

Mic yes, headphone no.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
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Everlast66: Great announcements from Sony proving they listen to customers.

The only thing they have to solve is their European pricing model. Currently in Europe we have to pay +35% on top of the US retail price!
Even if part of this is VAT (around 17% in most EU countries) and import duty (0-5%) we are still left with a 15% premium we have to pay.

I thought VAT was 20% in most EU countries.

On that basis, at the current exchange rate, it would be equivalent to $1517 without tax. And, given prices drop more readily outside the US, I'd expect it to be a similar price or cheaper within maybe 6 weeks of it hitting the shelves.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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jaqob: That price difference between US and Europe is insane, almost any way you look at it. I can literally fly from Europe to the US and buy it there for the same cost as just buying it here in Europe.

Two things:

1) The European price includes VAT, the US price doesn't include sales tax. Most people are supposed to pay some degree of sales tax on top of the US price.

2) Prices are maintained in the US for much longer, whereas they drop in the EU. Look up any of the current RX100 series in Germany and the US today, take tax into account and the German price will probably be cheaper whereas the US price will still be near MSRP.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
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MuffinButton: What about overheating? The a6300 has the problem even without the 5 axis stabilization..

How much of a problem have *you* found the a6300's overheating to be?

We've shot up to the 29.59 minute limit at room temperature with the latest firmware. It's shorter in warm conditions but if you're shooting multiple clips to edit together, it's extremely unlikely you'll ever encounter it.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
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Mssimo: And the D500 now looks a little aged.

Not if you've shot with a D500, it doesn't.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
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barrym1966: Sony can keep it off they want to rip off the Europeans.

€1700 if roughly $1900 not $1400

I see a lot of grey import profits 😂😂

Also, check the current online prices of the current RX100 models. They're often cheaper in the EU (if you compare on a similar tax basis), because prices in Europe aren't as well maintained.

In the US it's quite common for most retailers to charge near MSRP a year after launch, whereas this is rare six weeks after launch in Europe (assuming no supply shortage).

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:11 UTC
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barrym1966: Sony can keep it off they want to rip off the Europeans.

€1700 if roughly $1900 not $1400

I see a lot of grey import profits 😂😂

halc - depending on where you bought it in the US, you'd still have to pay sales tax. I also don't know what the rules are concerning VAT on overseas purchases (you are liable for duty + VAT if you get it shipped over, it might just be the duty you legally avoid by bringing it back, yourself).

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
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Jefftan: $1400 A6500 vs $1700 A7II
Isn't a $300 price difference too low?

A full frame IQ should be way above APS-C
I am aware A7II no 4k but for still IQ, it should be much better

You could say the same about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the 6D.

The 6D's image quality will be better but it can't match the AF or speed of the APS-C camera. Or, in the Sony case, the video capabilities.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
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Retzius: Oh yeah. Well the new Nikon D3400 with its 11 point autofocus system (1 of them is even cross-type!) is already shipping!

Beat that Sony!

You're comparing an entry-level camera to a range-topping one? Seems fair.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
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gn28: I hope that is a fully articulated touch screen. After all, what's the point in blocking it from turning on all axes?

I think there's a patent on the side articulating hinge. So it may be concerns about form factor or just an unwillingness to pay the licence fee.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
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Tim McClanahan: Mic jack?
Headphone jack?

The a6300 has a mic jack but no headphone socket. Until we hear otherwise, I'd assume that's still the case.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (387 comments in total)
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telefunk: Was hoping for an advanced camera in the LX5, Lx7, LX100 vein. This one seems more like a glorified P&S...
They should have called it TZ85

What makes this less advanced than the LX5 or 7?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (159 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: I love these lens reviews and comparisons. Really wish dpreview would do a lot more of them.

We plan to. We're trying to establish a format that allows us to cover more lenses (and comparisons).

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (159 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I think it was a mistake not to include APS-C impressions with this. It's pretty expensive- I imagine a DX 24 1.8 would cost close to the $500 of the FX 35 1.8- but it's just about the perfect weight and size. It would balance like or even better than many DX kit zooms.

For someone who doesn't need the width though I think the Sigma 30 1.4, at basically half the price, will probably be a better buy.

Our review format focuses on a single format, to avoid us having to essentially review the lens twice.

A 24mm lens and a 36mm equivalent lens are likely to be used for very different purposes and hence could lead to different conclusions.

In this instance, the obvious competitor to the 24mm F1.8 FX Nikkor on APS-C might be the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8, since it's a similar price and rather more flexible. But full frame users are unlikely to buy the Sigma zoom, just as the larger, heavier Sigma 24mm F1.4 is less likely to appeal to APS-C shooters.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (159 comments in total)
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RicAllan: Equivalent focal length of 36mm.... Learn your trade! CROP FACTOR! A 24 is a 24 is a 24. The CROP FACTOR does NOT change reach or focal length. It only impacts WORKING DISTANCE for the same field of view and Depth of Focus because of that change in working distance. Get it straight and don't push the marketing fallacies....

Concrete example to back up the diatribe... put it on a D5, shoot in FX cropping mode then shoot in DX cropping mode... has that changed the lens or what it produces other than the things I mentioned?? NOT!

Equivalent focal length does not imply that the focal length has changed, only that its field of view on a smaller format is equivalent to that of a 36mm lens on a full frame camera.

This is near-universally used terminology and does not imply a change in the actual (as distinct from *equivalent*) focal length.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 17:48 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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John M Roberts: Why the duct tape on the right of body? Odd for a demonstration.

I think it was to stop anyone taking the cards and publishing images from a non-final camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
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abortabort: Small correction, the 4.6K S35 URSA's don't have global shutter.

Ah, interesting. I'll check with Blackmagic on whether the situation has changed but, in the meantime, I'll correct the story.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
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