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What is the advantage of using a Sony mirrorless camera? You could say sensor but Nikon uses the same one. I wouldn't think size and weight would make much difference for most photographers.


+1.  It can't compete with the Nikon/Canon ecosystem.  Love the RT system -- reliable and easy to use.  What can compete with the 24-70 II and the 70-200 IS II?  1st party systems work they way they should.  Adapting lenses does not - you get what you get and who knows if the next version will maintain the same level of compatibility for all lenses.  The lenses are just as large/heavy as Canon/Nikon counterparts and the battery life is much worse...

For hobbyists, it provides a way of using vintage lenses.  But many of those combinations don't perform as well as 1st party systems.  Sony native lenses are also expensive, so no savings there.  And the most ardent Sony mirrorless users have to upgrade every year to try and approach DSLR performance (i.e. tracking focus or low light focus).  So which system costs more at the end of the day?

Mirrorless may get "there" in a few years, but until it does, I'll still use the DSLR.

BTW, I think that Sony has thrown its best shots, and the pace of advancement will slow considerably.  Sony has refreshed camera sensors with the technologies used for cell-phone cameras first.  IBIS, layered BSI sensors.  What else?  Can Sony survive in an environment where its users update every 3-5 years instead of every year?
EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS M Camera & Lens Make an Appearance
« Last post by Chaitanya on Today at 12:56:11 PM »
specs now leaked


    As of specs for the next EOS M10.
    - Sensor: 18MP APS-C CMOS
    - Size: 108 x 66.6 x 35mm
    - Weight: 301g
    - Monitor: 3 inches 1.04 million dot
    - Image processing engine: DIGIC6
    - AF system: Hybrid CMOS AF III (facial recognition + tracking)
    - Lens Kit: EOS M10 and 15-45mm IS STM
    - Double Zoom Kit: EOS 10M and the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM & 55-200mm IS STM (price $ 849.99)
    Price of the EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM is $ 299.99

At that price of 300$ there is no point in getting a P&S anymore. Plus need be one can easily use all the EF/EF-S lenses with their adaptor.

on a serious side note: I though canon had run out of those old 18MP sensors, but seems like I am wrong. ???
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon ever sourcing their image sensors from Sony?
« Last post by Perio on Today at 12:50:08 PM »
I believe that those who want accurate colors would not want Sony's sensors in Canon's cameras...
What is the advantage of using a Sony mirrorless camera? You could say sensor but Nikon uses the same one. I wouldn't think size and weight would make much difference for most photographers.


I think many people are attracted by possibilities of using a wide variety of lenses from other manufacturers...
The Lightroom team wanted to let the community know that we’re investigating some critical performance and crasher bugs, and will be issuing an update shortly to address them.</p>
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you are experiencing crashing or slowdowns, please try the following:</span></p>
<ul class="ul1">
<li class="li1"><span class="s1">Go to Lightroom > Preferences.</span></li>
<li class="li1"><span class="s1">Click on the General tab</span></li>
<li class="li1"><span class="s1">Uncheck “Show ‘Add Photos’ Screen”</span></li>
<li class="li1"><span class="s1">Restart Lightroom</span></li>
<p><em>I think it’s important to provide some context to why we made changes to Import.</em>  Over the years we’ve done extensive studies of customers interested in Lightroom.  The studies have been comprised of people passionate about photography and who use their cameras as a creative outlet.  In short, their motivations share the same motivations as people who already love Lightroom.</p>
<p>We visited them in their homes, and asked them to install, launch and use Lightroom.  Since this was their first interaction with Lightroom, we were interested in observing specifically where they encountered obstacles, and therefore where we needed to focus our attention.</p>
<p>Customers were universally unable to decipher the Import dialog without getting frustrated. Some people pushed forward, bolstered by spending time searching the web for help.  They might have been successful in importing files, but they didn’t feel successful.  Others gave up, deciding that Lightroom might not be the right product for them.</p>
<p>The previous Import experience literally made people push back from their computers in frustration.  Keeping the existing Import experience isn’t an option, and we needed to evolve the Import experience.</p>
<p>We’ve heard great feedback on the changes, and we’ve always evolved the Lightroom product with feedback from photographers and look forward to continue to evolve the experience going forward with your feedback in mind.</p>
<p>Please keep the feedback coming!</p>
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I work with Lightroom by dumping my CF cards to external hard drives and then edit and store on those same external hard drives.  ADOBE needs to make this an easier workflow modality. The days of people storing and working with files on their computers is very 1990's.   As someone who bought the boxed ver of LR 5 and now is using LR CC, ALL my old hard drives should be automatically cataloged when attached.  AUTOMATIC.  Come on ADOBE you can do better!!!!   
EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS M Camera & Lens Make an Appearance
« Last post by Rocky on Today at 12:42:27 PM »
It seems that EF-M 15-45mm will be the first zoom lens pancake.

A camera that truly fits in your pocket?
I am curious about what make you say that it will be a pancake lens?
Hi Maui.
Thanks for the laugh, a nicely executed pee take.
It is unfortunate that Adobe has dumbed down, unfortunately it seems to be all too common, the race to the bottom.

Cheers, Graham.

Who needs the auto bomb to destroy the world, when we have Millenials
EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS M Camera & Lens Make an Appearance
« Last post by thepancakeman on Today at 12:31:50 PM »
So are cameras going to follow the same trend as cell phones:

Smaller, smaller, smaller...until suddenly...bigger, bigger, bigger?
Lenses / Re: 85mm 1.8 lens
« Last post by drmikeinpdx on Today at 12:30:50 PM »
I love the 85 1.8 and use it quite a lot.  I rented the 1.2 for a week and really did not like the weight.  I also found that sharpness between the two lenses was about the same at similar apertures.

In my experience, the 1.8 has a sweet spot between F/2 and F/2.8 where you get good sharpness with good background blur.

This shot was taken at F/2 using a 5D3.   Sharpness is Lightroom default.  Minor cropping at top and bottom.

I also have the 100 F/2 and the 135L but don't use them as much simply because it forces me to stand too far from the model and it's hard to communicate with them.

Reviews / LensTip Review: 11-24 f/4L USM
« Last post by ahsanford on Today at 12:28:18 PM »
LensTip published their 11-24 review.

Unfortunately, they haven't migrated to a 50 MP test camera yet -- this was done on the 5D3.

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