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Horshack

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Sony is keeping Adobe busy with all these camera releases :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)
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Horshack: "Leica's solution for owners of affected cameras is a long-term sensor replacement program that covers free replacement for up to three years from the purchase date. After this time, replacement fees will be subsidized by varying amounts depending on the time since purchase, or since last sensor replacement."

Leica should dispense with the byzantine subsidy formula and guarantee a free sensor replacement for life since this appears to be a manufacturing or design defect. I wouldn't usually hold Nikon as an exemplar for customer service but this is exactly what Nikon finally did for D600 owners for the shutter oil issue.

Appears Leica has come through. Bravo.

http://en.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-News/About-Leica-News/Global/Important-Information-Concerning-the-CCD-Sensors

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 18:01 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (368 comments in total)

"Leica's solution for owners of affected cameras is a long-term sensor replacement program that covers free replacement for up to three years from the purchase date. After this time, replacement fees will be subsidized by varying amounts depending on the time since purchase, or since last sensor replacement."

Leica should dispense with the byzantine subsidy formula and guarantee a free sensor replacement for life since this appears to be a manufacturing or design defect. I wouldn't usually hold Nikon as an exemplar for customer service but this is exactly what Nikon finally did for D600 owners for the shutter oil issue.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 03:47 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (517 comments in total)
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ethern1ty: A7s : I am not sure about the low AF. it focuses up to -4EV. Was able to trigger several shot in really low light (e.g. underwater) that I couldn't with all my other camera.

The A7s is rated for -4EV but in my use the A7s struggles in low-light. I tested it side-by-side against a D800 and D750 and it consistently failed to lock AF in situations the D800/D750 had no problem with. I imagine its -4EV rating is based on some minimum level of subject contrast.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 01:00 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (517 comments in total)
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AKH: The D750 it is great for the price and it is nice with "only" 24MP, but it cannot touch D810 for ultimate image quality.

The D810 has these advantages:
- Better ergonomics (grip).
- AF-on button.
- Focus system is top notch with focus points spread over a larger area.
- Color depth is almost a stop better on the D810.
- Much larger buffer for continuos shooting.
- Shutter speed up to 1/8000s.
- No AA filter.
- Base ISO 64 compared to ISO 100.
- Shutter life 200.000 versus 150.000.
- Round eye piece which I think is nicer.
- 15 MP DX-crop versus 9MP on the D750.

The D750 has a few adavantages which are mainly:
- Tilting LCD.
- Low light AF down to -3EV versus -2EV.
- WiFi (don't care the least about it)
- Some would say 24MP versus 36MP and I agree.
- 140 grams lighter.

D750 has the better grip. It's much deeper and more comfortable to hold for extended periods of time. I imagine the D810 successor will inherit the D750's grip as well. Also, not sure where your color depth stat comes from and exactly what metric it represents.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 21:10 UTC

Sounds like a photo contest that Adobe's Creative Cloud would run :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)

Great video, great camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 03:19 UTC as 74th comment

Based on the following image from an SAR message board post, the A7 II's IBIS will be compatible with manual lenses:
http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1466/1462/original.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:18 UTC as 202nd comment

50mm f/0.95 lens on FF sensor with 4 stops of stabilization = usable handheld photos in conditions so dark you can't even see the camera you're holding. Sony should include a flashlight to help with manual focusing :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 309th comment | 2 replies

Looks pretty nice to me. A tinge of luxury but without a hint of gaudiness.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 04:38 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
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Horshack: Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

@austin, I suppose framing Sony's response as honesty is one way to look at it. That honesty is mighty expensive for us Sony users though :) Speaking seriously though, I guess we'll never know if a firmware workaround was possible; our best chance was a delay between the closing of the 2nd curtain and the opening of the 1st during the beginning sequence of an exposure. It's unclear whether their hardware design allowed for firmware intervention between those two steps.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 19:59 UTC

Q: Why did it take so long to replace the EOS 7D?
A: I will ask our engineers!

There's no way it took Canon's engineers 5 years to design a 7D replacement. The Sigma CEO praised his engineers during his interview; this one throws them under the bus.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 139th comment | 1 reply

I predict the dpreview forum server will melt from overloading in 3..2..1

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 151st comment
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Horshack: Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

Not sure how a high-MP camera can be considered 'functions as designed' when it doesn't control internal vibration effectively enough to prevent that vibration from affecting the resolvable resolution of the camera. I suppose the Hindenburg functioned as designed until someone verified that Hydrogen was flammable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
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Horshack: Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

Sony's approach is to have you spend another $2400 on a new body rather than implementing a workaround for the first $2400 you spent. Do you really prefer that approach?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
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Horshack: Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

Which would you prefer, an "improper" solution or no solution?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:30 UTC

Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 9 replies

In other news, the discovery of fire might prove useful.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:17 UTC as 44th comment
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JanMatthys: I say in 2 years Nikon files for Bankruptcy protection and in 3 years it gets bought out by Samsung

Nikon net income was $460 million USD for its most recently completed fiscal year.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:15 UTC

Nice to see such a technically competent representative from a camera company. Great interview.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:25 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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