Started by BJL, April 30, 2018, 02:45:44 pm
Quote from: Martin Kristiansen on May 30, 2018, 02:36:34 amI think a lot of wishful thinking here. Nikon doesn't even have a camera yet and already it's competing for top spot. I just hope it's good. No one wants to see Nikon fail. And they have to compete with Sony's plans to spend 9 billion over the next few years on development.
Quote from: Martin Kristiansen on May 30, 2018, 03:10:48 amI really hope so as well. There are times when the big 850 is a real hinderance, lovely as it is. Think hours and hours walking up and down a busy street with a fair bit of personal risk involved in terms of crime. I use an apsc 6500 with three tiny primes. Guess who feels most vulnerable.
Quote from: Martin Kristiansen on May 30, 2018, 04:25:56 amCan't really argue with much that you say. When I'm using the full frame Sony it feels like a DSLR to me. Focus is 100% fine for my use. Feels in the hand a bit like an old slr so it's just another camera really. I do see some advantages beside the size. I like the customisable viewfinder. Ability to easily use 30 year old glass. That sort of thing. What I'm shooting happens so quickly and often in poor light the EVF is actually easier for me. Boosting the signal for really dark places gets noisy but still more usable than OVF. Then there is in body stabilisation. Also useful. But it's a camera. No more or less. I don't really get the mirrorless hype myself. I understand it's the future for all sorts of reasons but so whatTell you what is lovely though. Using an APSC and FF where you can swop lenses between and it's a seamless thing. I use a 500 mm Minolta mirror lens on the 6500 I get stabilisation with 24mp at the equivalent of 750mm. Can then swop it to the Sony A7 and get 42 MP. I don't buy the 6 stops with IBIS at all. It's rubbishI hear people go on about balance with bigger bodies and I don't buy it. One chap sold off his A7 because it's too small. Same man successfully uses a phone and you couldn't get the TV remote off him even if you broke both thumbs. How does he manage that? Big lens on small body you just hold it different. If it's all about balance explain an 850 with a nifty fifty and then with a 400mm fast lens. They can't both balance now can they.
Quote from: BJL on May 15, 2018, 05:29:44 pmIt would also ruin in any backward compatibility with existing lenses (unless some fancy optical adaptor could fix that) so I am skeptical.
Quote from: PeterAit on May 30, 2018, 10:00:32 amIs that true? I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that for any lens, the surface of "perfect" focus was always spherical. No?
Quote from: BernardLanguillier on May 30, 2018, 03:29:53 amAnother thing is that today going mirrorless isn't as much about a rationale set of measurable advantages as it is about hype. You are mirrorless your'in, you are DSLR, you'r out. The good old DSLRs still have superior AF, a much wider set of lenses, shooting experience is overall still much nicer with OVFs,... and still take better pictures in a majority of sitations, but this isn't relevant anymore it seems.
Quote from: Telecaster on May 30, 2018, 04:23:09 pmC'mon, this is fanboy silliness. A wider range of camera tech options is a good thing. VF choice is a matter of taste.
Quote from: BernardLanguillier on May 30, 2018, 05:16:10 pmI am fully in favor of the mirrorless development and have nothing against it. I am just saying that the hype is overall a bit ahead of the reality.
Quote from: Manoli on May 30, 2018, 06:23:51 pmHonestly, Bernard, you do keep bangin' away at that old drum.There are two fields in which DSLR's are still more prevalent - Fashion and Sports. For the rest mirrorless clearly has the momentum.
Quote from: BernardLanguillier on May 30, 2018, 06:40:53 pmHum... I still prefer the ISO64 mode of my D850 for landscape as well as the superior color rendering and quite a few other things as well [...] so I have to disagree your assessment is an objective one.
Quote from: Manoli on May 31, 2018, 03:08:24 amStill a wonderful shot of an even more wonderful daughter, though.
Quote from: Martin Kristiansen on May 31, 2018, 03:31:38 amPersonally I choose EVF over OVF. It's not even close. I don't really get the "enjoy" experience thing Bernard. Taking a photo I'm looking at focus, balancing compositional elements and engaging with the subject. I enjoy the process but I barely notice the viewfinder. Info. That's what I want. Histogram bottom right for a quick check, focus peaking if I'm manual focussing. Camera level. That's it. You say it's objectively better in your opinion. Is that not contradictory? If it's your opinion it's not objective. It's subjective.
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