It sort of makes me want to go out and buy an old camera.
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I don't there can be much argument that the majority of listings are now BIN, and its easy enough to parse through the numbers at ebay using the used/new filter to eliminate the lens caps, filters and straps. One of the big reasons there are so many BIN listings is because of the fees, but I think there are some other things happening as well. There are now many used camera merchants that are trying to do business through ebay and they never use auction format (although they actively buy stock in auctions usually under second user accounts). Gokevin cameras is a good example, he has demonstrated the resources to actually control the market value for some items by buying up all of that item and then setting the price.
Total Listings for key word 'Canon': 238,485
Total auction format: 18,735
Total BIN format: 223,515 (93%)
Total listings for key word 'Zeiss': 11,608
Total auction format: 1,139
Total BIN format: 10,660 (92%)
Total listings for key word 'Nikon': 177,396
Total auction format: 15,177
Total BIN format: 165,064 (93%)
The punch line is that the statistics for actual sold items is overwhelmingly (more than 60%) items in auction format for these three listing categories, meaning that almost everything in auction format sells and almost nothing in BIN format sells. . .at the moment.
Liz, I'm sure you have your reasons for not just ditching Oly stuff altogether and sticking to Panny that's always worked well for you, but I admit right now they are beyond me ?... Why do you have to put up with that crap ?Noticed how i ignored this? Theres a reason
I'm pretty much on the same page with you. Panasonics are incredibly underrated for stills (and video) and generally denigrated in all of the forums. The widespread perception created by the online bashing (and there is some evidence that it is not unorganized or coincidental) is that Panasonics are junk. Unfortunately this perception has perculated upwards and it has made it difficult to show up on the set in front of clients with a Panasonic in hand, gopro's seem to have more 'street cred' which is truly a joke.
Sort of back to the OT--did you compare metadata on these frames?
« on: November 19, 2013, 06:36:51 AM »
Yes, its the Rhinocam. Interchangeable lens mount for Mamiya 645, Pentax 645 or Hasselblad. Nex mount on the back with detents/locks to do a 5X2 vertical stitch sequence, no parallax. Supposedly the whole thing will also fit onto a standard Grafloc 4X5 back which opens a lot of interesting possibilities, I have not 'Scheimpflugged' in 20 years.
Mirrorless Rumors & Official News / Announcements / Re: New image of the OWL drop in filter adapter for m4/3 adapted lenses« on: November 18, 2013, 07:48:10 PM »
Tamoio says: be vewy vewy careful using drop in filters behind wideangles
« on: November 18, 2013, 07:35:41 PM »
« on: November 15, 2013, 08:40:56 AM »
Canon already sells plenty of cameras but I'm a little surprised they haven't released a camo finished DSLR for all the truck-drivin' alpha males out there. Leica once upon a time actually had the 'safari' finish which I thought was tasteful in sort of an 'afrika corps' way.
Wasn't there a thread here a long time ago about people bling'n-out their compact cameras?
« on: November 14, 2013, 05:44:50 AM »
you mean this bad boy
I guess that all you need is: "the ultra-high-speed serial bus interface defined in SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.10." ?
'the trouble with 4K' etc.
« on: November 13, 2013, 02:17:41 PM »
hmmm . . .SDXC II u3:
supposedly Toshiba is making some of these with 200+ mb/s write speeds, engadget is a confusing dung heap of a tech site so no clarity there.
Getting products that will actually write that fast to an SD interface may be a trick.
« on: November 12, 2013, 08:38:31 PM »
agreed on the 4 2 2. heck if they can stream 4k into a card they can certainly crank 4 4 4 1080p easy. I insist that if this exists its not the GH4, its a dedicated video cam and the GH4 will come later
Certainly nothing in the rumors is beyond Panasonic's capability. On the face of it, it does seem a little early to be replacing the GH3. I think the key might be "heck if they can stream 4k into a card", this is the potential bottle neck, depending on the codec they might be able to do it with 95 mb/s SDXC but if they go to microP2 . . .then you are right, it is some sort of super-AF100. MicroP2 is pretty cool though, 200 mb/s write speed! $350 for 64gb though.
« on: November 12, 2013, 08:10:26 PM »
Lots of conversation about this rumor at all the usual places, there is a sensor announcement and the sensor specs look suspiciously like the current GX7 sensor :
The main problem with the '4K GH4' is that (of course) you can't really believe anything you read over at eoshd.
The 'Russian' suspects it is all a conspiracy of disinformation formulated to destabilize the m43 user base.
FWIW most of us would be satisfied and served by a friendly 1080p 4:2:2 10bit in camera codec (my oft-repeated mantra), before we all go blasting-off into the brave new world of 4K.
« on: November 12, 2013, 08:00:35 PM »
I really loath these little youtube videos of some dork's hands fondling gear and "yada yada"
I have had a couple problems with m43 adapters interfering with the camera body in the past specifically examples with a built-on tripod foot, I think Ciecio7's FD -m43 adapter did that with the AF100, fortunately the tripod foot was removeable
I absolutely do not doubt that it's a fantastic camera. But boy I find it really, truly, fugly. Right there with the Nikon DF and Pentax K30
I agree. It makes the A7 look sleek and stylish. A little OM4t deja vu but different in unpleasant ways. I'm sure it will do the job though.
The external chargers are a must, but its essentially a smartphone battery
To completely squash tamoio's hopes, the camera overheats and turns off in video mode in about 20mins in 88 degree weather.
I saw the overheat warning 'feature' while looking through the manual today, but I didn't read anything about it shutting down. If this has happened to you it really needs to be distributed everywhere, no one else has reported it that I have read/watched.
And the battery lasts about 45-50 mins at the most in movie mode.
The same battery doesn't do any better in the NEX 6 so I'm not sure what anyone can expect here.
Theres also the usual 20 min mp4 limit and the 29min limit for avchd
This seems to be a real deal killer for a lot of people although in practice I rarely go more than 10 minutes on anything (pavlovian conditioning from the days when a 400 foot film mag would only go 12 or 13 minutes). There is no reason on earth for Sony to do this, I think there is only a restriction in the EU to differentiate stills from video cameras. North American and Asian Panasonics/Canons/NIkons don't have this limit to my knowledge.
So if the A7 is worth $1700 is the A7r worth $2300? I'm beginning to wonder whether anyone will really see any significant IQ difference between a NEX7 (or even NEX6) and an A7.
There are some definite physical challenges in this design, I'm pretty sure the NEX mount has a shorter ffd than Leica M, but that shouldn't really make a difference with adapted legacy SLR optical designs, Nikon F and Canon F both had pretty narrow throat diameters.
To be honest, I would have a difficult time pre-ordering either of these right now based on the samples that are drifting around. I know you can always cancel a pre-order but there are just no A-B comparisons with other cameras/lenses.
I'm going to be a bit contrary, I was not particularly impressed with the speedbooster on m43. I was specifically interested in wide-angle performance and I tried a number of wide-angle designs using the nikon-mft speedbooster on the GH3. I've seen other samples here from jman and cosinaphile using longer focal lengths that are pretty impressive but I have a pretty good selection of longer focal lengths already and I'm not entirely sold on the speedbooster 'look'.
I also think the jury is still out on what the FF NEX/ALPHA really offers, most of the fun of a NEX mount FF is going to be using legacy glass but no one has been able to definitively demonstrate if that is really going to be practical. In a best-case-scenario the A7r should be a low cost alternative to a D800e that can be adapted to a wider range of glass, so if a D800e represented some sort of photo pinnacle to you (and probably in some respects it should) there is some reason to be interested in the A7r.
« on: November 06, 2013, 08:28:38 AM »
I'm not sure if anyone has tried them but I actually prefer the 50 f3.5 macro FL to the FD version, the FL is a very simple 4 element optical design, on paper the more complicated FD/n 6 element design should be better, it might be marginally sharper at some subject distances and it certainly has improved coatings but the FL always impressed me, I sort of regret selling mine to Jason but there are quite a few clean ones out there.
I'm certain you can remove the batts from the A7/r and use them in an external charger, but probably the body doesn't arrive with an external batt charger in the box and you use usb (which is slow on the NEX6). My concern with batt life is entirely about having to interrupt someone mid-sentence in a video interview to change a batt, some kind of external power tap is usually the solution but I'm beginning to believe that Sony really doesn't want people to use their stills cameras for professional video work, they really want to protect the FS700 for a year or two more.