The good or bad news is that I have plateaued. I am not going through cameras at a fast rate anymore. Plus, following the acquisition of my Google Pixel 2 for Christmas 2017 I no longer feel the need to have two cameras — a big one and a compact. The Google Pixel is my 2nd camera. So, just need one full-frame camera at any one time.
I kept my Sony a7 II for 690-days and took 30,455 pictures with it. I also kept the mega-zoom Nikon P900 around for long time but did not use it much after the first 9 months or so. The zoom was nice but I had become fond of BIG sensors.
Getting to know my new, 3-week old, Canon EOS RP. Need a couple more lenses. Plan is to keep it for at least a year, if not more. It seems pretty capable. Goal is to hang onto the lenses. That is why I went (bcak) to Canon.
Well, well, well.
I had no idea how old Sony was — or where the name came from. Now, thanks to Wikipedia, I know. “Sonny Boy” — and I can see how they came up with “Walkman” from there.
Over the years I have had lots of Sony products — going back to Betamax. Yes, I was a big adherent of Betamax.
So, it has to be Sony and I have to learn to live with Sony!
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Does seem a bit strange and inappropriate — though, of course, taking topless pictures are part of what many photographers do.
You somehow want to think that Fuji could have done better than this. If nothing else it seems to LACK imagination. Like the first idea thrown up at the first planning meeting.
Just wanted to share.
Fuji With Its Unprecedentedly Large, 27-Item 2.0 Firmware Update To X-T2 & X-Pro2 Continues To Fine Tune Auto Focus (AF).
In July 2016 I decided that the Fuji X-T2, which I had thought was going to be my dream camera, was not so because I was getting increasingly disillusioned with Fuji’s AF prowess.
Reviews of the X-T2 vindicated my decision.
And now this 2.0 Firmware update.
While I am glad that Fuji, true to its reputation, continues to improve features of its cameras, this shows that there is still a lot that needs tweaking in the X-T2 when it comes to AF.
I do miss the brilliant JPEG color I could get from a Fuji. But, AF woes really got me down.
Hence my new found fondness for Sony.
No chatter at all, at all.
So, we have to start thinking end of March or maybe even mid-April.
My druthers insist that a new a7 announcement has to be imminent. But, I could be wrong.
Just keep YOU posted, as promised.
IF this is to be the case you would have thought that there would have been much more ‘chatter’ by now.
Are we in for a disappointment?
Is Sony this good at keeping announcements under wraps?
Don’t they need to invite press to the event etc.?
Just seems strange.
Hope I am wrong and that we do see the a7 III unveiled this weekend.
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Just happened to notice that Nikon hadn’t announced anything, so far, in 2017 — mainly because I was wondering whether it has been a year since the premature announcement of the ill-fated 1″-sensor DL range. They were announced on February 23, 2016. So it is not a year as yet.
Noting from Sony either. By this time last year they had announced the groundbreaking Sony a6300.
So this is the state of play. Just thought I would share. Enjoy and cogitate.
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thread on “DPReview” Forums.
This thorny but waxing issue continues to linger and persists.
Yes, it is a problem for all sides. People, including I, return cameras. Retailers and manufacturers do NOT want to lose too much money on returned cameras.
But, there has to be a better, more equitable solution.
But, as can be seen from the Forum posts folks still have concerns.
Sony, for a fact, do not provide ANY seals on their cameras or lenses.
This, of course, is to HELP the resellers.
At a minimum all cameras, above say $450, should come sealed, in a sealed bag inside a sealed box.
There should also be a (hard to reset) shutter actuation count that can be displayed.
Otherwise we will continue to have this problem.
I am dreading getting the Sony a6500. What will I see in terms of shutter actuations.
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Latest November 20, 2016 earthquake (and Tsunami).
Impact of the April 2016 earthquake.
There has been no reports of any crippling damages as yet.
So all could be fine. But even a couple of days worth of delays at the Japanese end could affect Christmas availability.
I will keep an eye and let you know. This is just a heads up.
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