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by Heidfirst
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Another boost to A7/R
Replies: 74
Views: 14406

Re: Another boost to A7/R

from the forums that I read it seems that noticeably more Canon shooters are being tempted to the A7/A7R than Nikon users.
I suppose that was to be expected as Nikon users already have the Sony 24 & 36MP sensors in native mount bodies (albeit somewhat larger).
by Heidfirst
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Is lens manufacturing a money losing business
Replies: 28
Views: 3974

Re: Is lens manufacturing a money losing business

To Heidfirst, we still have some lenses that have had their R&D paid for a long time ago. The 70-200mm is a Minolta design and the II version added only coatings and a new AF motor, so there isn't any real reason for the price premium on that and I didn't read any information about sealing eith...
by Heidfirst
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Is lens manufacturing a money losing business
Replies: 28
Views: 3974

Re: Is lens manufacturing a money losing business

The actual manufacture and assembly of lenses is going to vary. Higher end ones have better quality components and more elements possibly the material cost is more no question, but it's not as much as you might expect either. It's pretty obvious that the higher priced lenses attract better margins,...
by Heidfirst
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19238

Re: FF announced

classiccameras wrote:Greg
You could say the same about Panasonic which is another large global electronics company who also make cameras, only difference is their camera division is doing quite well by camparison to Sony.
I think that you will find that Sony's camera division is in a better position than Panasonic's.
by Heidfirst
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Realism in photography in the future (if you need it)
Replies: 22
Views: 5410

Re: Realism in photography in the future (if you need it)

Thom Hogan's take http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/theyre-not-going-to-be.html It's also worth reading http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/the-new-nikon.html - possibly the most telling part imo is " what I see is that people are buying a US$100 less expensive camera with fewer features and ...
by Heidfirst
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Canon EOS 70D announced
Replies: 96
Views: 18952

Re: Canon EOS 70D announced

Any body got views on the new shortly to be released Olympus E-M1. From pictures on 4/3 rumour sites it is still small like the OM-D although some people are saying its bigger, it looks like it will only accept 4/3 lenses via an adaptor and its also rumoured to be a sub £700 camera. I thought that ...
by Heidfirst
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Canon EOS 70D announced
Replies: 96
Views: 18952

Re: Canon EOS 70D announced

Just looked at the Nikon product site for listed cameras (presumed current) D7100, D5200 and D3200 definitely 24.1Mp D3100 14.2Mp D5100 16.2Mp D7000 16.2Mp D300S 12.3Mp D90 12.3Mp Maybe Nikon have forgotten to remove these sub 24.1Mp cameras or perhaps they are still offering the odd one below 24.1...
by Heidfirst
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Canon EOS 70D announced
Replies: 96
Views: 18952

Re: Canon EOS 70D announced

but Canon screwed up big time by having the camera announced, and not being able to buy it for months on end. Last I checked Amazon had a pre order date in stock on 25th October, as of today that's over 2 months. Way too long for any actual product to be available for sale. Park Cameras are expecti...
by Heidfirst
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Going backwards - A580
Replies: 77
Views: 11847

Re: Going backwards - A580

I am surprised to hear that Sony doesn't have a stabilized EVF view. What is the reason for that? The E-M5 has a configuration option for stabilized or not stabilized view. I use the stabilized option and it works great. For stills the sensor is only actively stabilised during the exposure hence th...
by Heidfirst
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: SLT or Mirrorless and Tilt effect
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: SLT or Mirrorless and Tilt effect

What I am getting at, is it possible to have a tilt effect with the sensor (shift is not possible, I guess)? That is, what if we could control a slight angle deviation of the sensor from its initial plane, regarding the optical axis. And you could obviously visualize it in your EVF. :roll: don't Pe...
by Heidfirst
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Focus on imaging 2013 UK show - No show for Sony
Replies: 50
Views: 7373

Re: Focus on imaging 2013 UK show - No show for Sony

bfitzgerald wrote:Funny thing is I remember asking the Sony support guy what he shoots with and he said
"Canon"

I worked for Canon (& Agfa) & I shot Minolta ... ;)
by Heidfirst
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: Updates to RX100 and RX1
Replies: 15
Views: 12609

Re: Updates to RX100 and RX1

It's not just Sony clearly margins are higher on these models than budget compacts or DSLR's I think they're all milking it a bit, but hey fire away at that price I think it's too pricey. indeed as afaik the UK MSRP is meant to be £650 so it appears that the retailers are milking the early adopters...
by Heidfirst
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Want-ads
Topic: 62 mmSony Alpha lens cap
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: 62 mmSony Alpha lens cap

Adrian Paul
THE PHOTOSTORE
117 THE HEADROW
LEEDS
West Yorkshire
LS1 5JW

TEL 01132448664

probably be £10
by Heidfirst
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Manual Focusing with focus-knob on "Continuous".
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

Re: Manual Focusing with focus-knob on "Continuous".

Aart Roest wrote:
Or might it be a mechanical failure caused by turning the focusing ring with the focusing set to "C".

it's an SSM lens so that shouldn't be an issue as it has DMF.
by Heidfirst
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Mirrorless rumours
Replies: 120
Views: 16286

Re: Mirrorless rumours

Tamron were Sony's biggest supplier including most of the CZ zooms, Do you have any evidence that Tamron made the Zeiss zooms? Afaik nobody that knows has talked as to where the ZAs are made other than that they are made in Japan. Certainly Canon, Nikon & Pentax have alsoo outsourced at least p...

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