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Joe Ogiba

Joe Ogiba

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cityofdust: A little bit out of subject ... But I was today at the Sony shop hold the a7r2 felt so wow great robust build, loved it. Than took a Sony lens in my hand ...

That was bad feel.

I am sure it wasn't this lens :

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (192 comments in total)
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D 503: Two and a half grand for a consumer electronic device with no real pro support or a Nikon D810 for less. Easy choice.

I shoot 4K more than stills, so that is an easy choice.

Dxomark 98 for the 42mp A7r II, 97 for the 36mp D810.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
On article 4K video: What you need to know (282 comments in total)

It's amazing how clueless people are about 4K here on DPR. Most top selling smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Sony , LG etc shoot 4k UHD video. Most TVs produced of 50" or more will be 4K UHD in a few months. 4K UHD is 8.3 mp vs 1080p with 2mp so you need your eyes examined if you can't see the difference between 8mp and 2mp. I have two 4K monitors and two 4K TVs because I hate looking at lower resolution . My NX1 and GH4 4K videos look fantastic on my 4K displays along with 4K Netflix and Amazon movies and TV shows. Youtube is now showing 8K videos.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 13:02 UTC as 70th comment | 8 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2085 comments in total)

I bet this review will set the record for comments :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 15:56 UTC as 215th comment | 3 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (269 comments in total)

I purchased the Canon T5 with 18-55 IS kit from Canon last week for $209 and that was the best bang for the buck for a DSLR in that price range that I have seen. I then purchased the 55-250 IS STM for $169 so it is a great kit for my wife to use when she wants something better than her smartphone. The T5 was listed as refurbished but it sure looked new to me with 1 year warranty .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 14:25 UTC as 10th comment

CES 2016 is January 6 in Las Vegas and Samsung will be showing new cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 01:39 UTC as 351st comment | 7 replies
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (213 comments in total)

The Studio Test Scene is not with the 42mp RX1R II but with the 24mp RX1R.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 21:55 UTC as 48th comment
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (268 comments in total)

Why would anyone want to shoot a 4K video @15fps on the Nikon 1 J5 ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 19:04 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

Since Sony is on a roll with full frame mirrorless cameras and 4K video cameras along with their camera sensor division they should not have financial problems like some other companies in the industry.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 17:20 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post Samsung launches enormous 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet (87 comments in total)

Samsung has 2560x1440 display on 5.1" smartphones (S6) and only 1920x1080 on this 18.4" tablet ! BTW the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 5.5" smartphone has a 3840x2160 4K UHD display !

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (729 comments in total)
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Utterlyotter: Hmm, pay Rolls money and end up with a Ford?
Admittedly quite a good Ford and definitely sturdy, but a Ford nonetheless...

Well, I´m sure some will love it.

I bet Leica cameras have better resale value than a Canon or Nikon. the Chevy and Ford of cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Yes, it is nice to be able to use old lenses. The shorter registration distance plus the avilability of adapters make e.g. a FF Sony mirrorlless camera able to use almost all lenses on the market. So, in a sense, it is right.

But, you lose some.


You lose auto focus and automatic closing of aperture. Sure, as it has an EVF, you can work with the lens aperture closed. Sure, with focus peeking you will make manual focusing easier. I have never use the Sony focus peeking, but I have a hard time using my Pentax focus peeking though. It is quite hard to get that exact focusing. It seems sharp almost everywhere.


Wow, the DSLR fanboys getting their cookies with this anti-mirrorless BS.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 11:57 UTC

Were is the video button like on the K-3 II ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 20:58 UTC as 157th comment | 2 replies
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paulfulper: Pentax 6x7 lens ,300mm f.4 is what I mounted on my Sony A7 with an adapter
My experience is that the image quality is good , manual focusing was difficult at first but then I corrected my vision with that tiny wheel dial near the VF
I cannot make it work the focus peaking and Manual Focus Assist ,it would help a lot if I can in the future.
The camera is obviously heavy with this lens.
It's great that the image at night appears much brighter in the VF than with the naked eye, so it must be the very sensitive FF sensor.
I think this 6x7 lens becomes about 500mm f.4 in a 35mm format , wich I could never afford if it was produced as a proprietary Sony A7 lens.
Hope it helps

I mounted my 165mm F2.8 Pentax 6x7 lens on my Sony VG900 full frame camcorder using my Pentax 6x7-K mount adapter and PK-Nex E mount adapter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 18:58 UTC
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Retzius: Ive heard the mirrorless-bigger-than-an-SLR is the new thing.

All the kids want one

All of the old farts stick with their buggy whip DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 20:26 UTC
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Peiasdf: So there is the Leica M39 mount, the M-mount, the S-mount, the T/TL-mount and now the SL-mount.

Beating out SONY, Leica is having more mounts than cameras.

Sony has two mounts, A (Minolta) and E just like Canon and Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (283 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Loved the a7S. Now I imagine the a7S finally corrected several issues from the first version.

Now ir only Sony offered an A-mount camera with less limitations (12fps, Better AF module, Dual Card slots, etc) with the very same sensor. Something like a cheaper 1DX/D4S competitor (cheaper because of 12Mpx sensor compared to 16 and 18Mpx from those cameras)

The E/FE mount A7 series is the future, not the Minolta SLR mount or Canon EF mount with flipping mirror box. Even the Presidents photographer is shooting with the A7r II now.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 18:09 UTC

I bet Sony will come out with a full frame version using the A7s II 12mp sensor for low light using ultra wide lenses like the new FE mount Voigtlander 10mm F5.6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar .

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 13:01 UTC as 8th comment | 10 replies
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: 220 shots per battery charge for a $3,299 camera? My, my! I hope they give a bunch of spare ones with it. My $350 Fuji F30 produces 590 shots per charge. No 4k video either. Nope, you can't have it all. Even if you pay big bucks.

Stick with your mickey mouse Fuji since you have no clue on were low cost camera batteries are sold.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
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Beckler8: What's the reason again for this NOT having interchangeable lenses?

Why are people here on DPR so friggen stupd ? Wake up boy. Sony has the A7r II for that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
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