The real reason Sony users don’t want a large full frame camera

I’ve watched a large number of posts across various Sony forums since the announcement of the Canon R3 and I’ve come to a realisation of Sony users. The real reason they don’t want a big Canon camera is FOMO (Fear of missing out).

It may seem like a strange statement but bear with me on this. The Sony fanbase is a strange place and their minds are the same.

I’ll be honest here, I think Canon is making the right move for one simple reason: Choice. Whether you individually would buy one is irrelevant. It’s whether someone else would buy one.

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Sony’s death nail in the APSC coffin…almost?

I’ve seen a lot of people questioning why Sony produced their latest set of G lenses. I think the question has always been “why would you bother with it when Sony has a great set of f/1.8 lenses available”.

It’s an interesting question but my suspicion is that if you don’t already know the answer to this, you’re probably not the target audience for these lenses.

Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G Lens
Photo from manufacturers website

Sony has been able to create small bodies that match their APSC counterparts for a long time. The A7C is as small as most of the Fujifilm bodies, so you’re benefitting from having full frame in the same size body as an APSC camera AND you’re getting IBIS which many of the Fujifilm bodies don’t have.

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The Sony A1 – So close to perfection…but…

The year started with a bang for Sony. There are already declarations that Canon and Nikon are dead. As a Sony user, I think its a little premature to be ringing the bell. The affiliate linked reviews will be telling you that the new A1 is the best camera ever made, and the specs are compelling, but they are specs and specs don’t tell the whole story. The authors on the other hand are paid to tell you how good it is because the more you buy, they more they make. Continue reading “The Sony A1 – So close to perfection…but…”

Sigma is one reason Sony will continue to lead…

My Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN arrived yesterday and you can colour me impressed. It’s marginally bigger than my Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 and Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM which is the holy grail of Sony lenses.

Sigma is producing world class glass at a fraction of the price of the Sony’s, and whilst that may be bad for the sales of the Sony 85mm GM, it’s good for Sony users, and Sony themselves as a result. Continue reading “Sigma is one reason Sony will continue to lead…”

Why does Sony have so many “#&%$ you” users?

Not sure what it is with Sony, but wow, the user base never ceased to surprise me. I’ve yet to see a camera user based filled with the same degree of self obsessed assholes, for lack of a better word. Why do I say this? Well simple. I commented previously on wanting a larger Sony body. Let’s be clear, this isn’t something I want across the entire range of cameras. I want one body in the range to have a grip that is large enough that your baby finger. Sony have 5 ranges of bodies currently, the A7, A7R, A7S, … Continue reading Why does Sony have so many “#&%$ you” users?

Wacom Cintiq 16 brightness issue solved

Since my switch from Apple to Windows, I’ve had a less than stellar experience with my Wacom Cintiq 16. I couldn’t get brightness and contrast right and it has this odd behaviour.

Minimum brightness is at 75, goes up to 100, however when you move from 75 to 0 it seems to stay the same brightness before becoming dull at 0. It’s obscure and mystifying that Wacom would put out an application in this way. Yes, that strange behaviour is apparently apparently the settings working as designed? Continue reading “Wacom Cintiq 16 brightness issue solved”