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by bfitzgerald
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

I think the post and the previous one is along the lines of "flamebait" There is no discussion, just posting links. Gets a bit boring really. This isn't news, come back when there is real news... This gave me the best chuckle of the day. Thank you! :lol: You are the poster boy for making ...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

Trouble with retro is many younger photographers have not lived through those days and cameras like the DF don't mean much to them, all being brought up on the currant DSLR shape. I heard one young photographer say he did not like of look of the Fuji cameras preferring his Canon DSLR. I guess the o...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

Former Nikon GM says the DSLR era has ‘already ended’ Tetsuro Goto feels Nikon would be wise to focus solely on mirrorless moving forward. But he does regret not making the D900. https://www.popphoto.com/news/nikon-gm-says-dslr-era-over/ Former Nikon general manager and product designer, Tetsuro Go...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

A side note here. I had some issues with the Aliexpress protector, high gloss, mediocre fit, fingerprints showing up all over the place. It was a nightmare outside (and it would be without the protector), the hi vis vest when I was out made it even worse Look at the Dynax 5d's, aside from the low re...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

This graphic has no meaning Does he know what the preferences for buyers/users are? any kind of poll/source/study for this? Nope This is why I added DPR to my "junky journalism" site list, along with Fstoppers/Petapixel/Techradar etc etc. It's just click bait pushing advertising revenue. S...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

That's not news, it's just an opinion piece. This says nothing new, and of all people Richard Butler..well talk about state the obvious -he's probably the most biased writer on DPR. It's full of statements which don''t always tie up with what people think or feel. We know Canon and Nikon are concent...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

Quick note to add I did play with an A700 a few months ago side by side with a KM7D, and even the owner agreed that the Minolta was a "better camera" in terms of design/handling/use. Not that the A700 is a bad camera, no doubt the 12mp CMOS sensor is a good step up in some ways. Just the o...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

It's about margins and trying to get people to buy the, "next new thing..which happens to be more expensive, cost more and higher margins" I think the camera industry is kidding itself, there is some kind of untapped customer waiting to unload vast sums of cash buying into a new system. Or...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

If I read something and there is no source, or reference, then it's not "real news". It was just a speculation article, it means nothing at all for users. The DPR article recently gone up, is an opinion piece, poorly formed IMO - though they can say what they like I don't care much. It's n...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

News from today in Japan. Nikon stops developing new SLR cameras https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20220713_18/ At the risk of sounding like a republican (which isn't something I aspire to) Looks to me like "fake news", no sources given on the original article. It's doing the rounds...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old camera appreciation!
Replies: 65
Views: 17989

Re: Old camera appreciation!

I pulled the 5d out today, the original one that works properly!
Perhaps I will keep it, dare I say for an old camera it's still got something going for it.
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by bfitzgerald
Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

Same I didn't like SLT much, but I got used to it over time. That said, I'm entirely comfortable now using an OVF, and moving forward I'd probably go OVF again with a second body. I'm not against the idea of an EVF camera down the road, but I will not give up using an OVF camera, and that is why I a...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

Friend of mine just got a 90D and says it's a nice camera, but Canon have cut back on their build quality, he said it's not as well made as a 60D let alone 7D series. Another friend sold off his remaining Canon gear, and didn't get a lot, he is using micro 4/3 and has been for a good while. That's a...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

The 1DX-III has a 0.76x OVF and the D850 has a 0.75x one. I'm not unhappy with a 0.70x. I think the A900 was 0.74x I'd hope Nikon do an updated D850 for their users, incorporate some of the D780 live view AF/video stuff. I just wanted an all rounder, something which is good at multiple things. The D...
by bfitzgerald
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings
Replies: 71
Views: 10915

Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings

Whatever happens, I'm sticking to what I have. Over time, used prices should recover a bit ie better value. I will probably buy used for a second body. I bought the 28mm F1.8 G used it's half the price of a new one, and well looks near enough new anyway! All the makers will do the same strategy they...