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  1. You are comparing brand + 3rd party lens manufacturers (Nikon + Tamron) instead of brand + same brand lens manufacturers ( Sony + Sony lenses or Nikon + Nikon lenses) which is unfair. Did you calculate how much it may cost to have Nikon + Nikon lenses ? Nikon D810 body = $2,796.95 (Original price is $3,296.95) (Released in 2014 - Almost 2 years old!) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1062499-REG/nikon_d_810_digital_slr_body.html Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens = $2,296.95 (Original price is $2,396.95) (Released in 2015 - Almost a year old!) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1175033-REG/nikon_af_s_nikkor_24_70mm_f_2_8e.html/prm/alsVwDtl Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens = $1,896.95 (Original price is $2,096.95) ( Released in 2009 - 7 years old!!) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/644741-USA/Nikon_2185_AF_S_Nikkor_70_200mm_f_2_8G.html/prm/alsVwDtl Total = $2,796.95 + $2,296.95 + $1,896.95 = $6,990.85 I don't know how you did get the information that Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 will cost over $3,000. Since, Sony didn't reveal any pricing for that particular lens. Anyways, let's do the same math for Sony + Sony lenses as well : Sony Alpha a7R II = $3,198.00 (Released in 2015 - Less than a year old!) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1159878-REG/sony_a7r_mark_ii_digital.html Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM = $2,198.00 (Pre-order price. Thus, not Released yet!) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1222774-REG/sony_sel2470gm_fe_24_70mm_f_2_8_gm.html Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM = Pricing is not revealed yet. But let's take your assumption = $3,000 (Not Released yet!) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1222776-REG/sony_sel70200gm_fe_70_200mm_f_2_8_gm.html Total = $3,198.00 + $2,198.00 + $3,000 = $8,396 Difference = $8,396 - $6,990.85 = $1,405.15 For that difference you'll get less than a year old body and not yet released lenses! Meaning you will have much more recent generation lenses and more recent body. Another thing is that whenever new lenses/bodies came out of the oven freshly, they'll always be hot - Most expensive. But, of course, prices will go down in time. Sent from my Sony Xperia Z3
  2. What's wrong with Sony's "handling" and "feel" ? Honestly, Fuji (including X-Pro2) is one of the worst when it comes to "handling" and "feel", IMO. Because : - I find the grips on Fuji Bodies very uncomfortable and small. (Even in some models, there is almost no grip at all. Only a tiny hump.) Thus, makes the handling very difficult. - They look ugly. (Granted, that's a personal taste.) - Also, they are "expensive" for what they offer. (X-pro2 sells for 1899 USD at amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-Pro2-Body-Professional-Black/dp/B01A8DUR74/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1457089574&sr=1-1&keywords=fuji+x-pro2 while you can get a FF A7-II for a less!) And am not sure what do you mean by saying "that has that certain "something" to use" ? Sorry, if all those sound harsh or indelicate and my intention is definitely not to start a "flame war". These are just my personal opinions and wanted to share only. Cheers,
  3. - If your primary concern is "Image Quality" rather than money, then I'd go for Sony RX1RII. - If your primary concern is "size", then I'd go for Sony RX100 III or IV - If your primary concern is a mixture of all (Meaning: not too big in size and not too expensive. But, still to have good image quality), then I'd go for Sony A6000 or A6300. Reagarding Leica Q, there's an excellent article by Chad Wadsworth that compares Sony RX1/RII and Leica Q. http://chadwadsworth.com/2015/11/18/sony-rx1rii-vs-leica-q/
  4. Wow! Love the color tonal gradations and the creamy/dreamy bokeh on that particular shot. They are so smooth! Thanks a lot for sharing! Cheers, Tarkan
  5. Thanks BritinUSA. Then, that explains the "wow factor" of these shots! :-)
  6. Some very nice images! Well done! Which lens or lenses did you use ? Cheers, Tarkan
  7. Wow! These are some awesome images Trubak! Thanks for sharing :-)
  8. Hi David, A satisfied Capture One Pro 9 (For Sony) user here. :-) You really upped the game with this latest release in my opinion. It's really an amazing product with impressive image quality. Keep up the good work! Cheers, Tarkan
  9. Apparently, I was dreaming about 70-400mm. Somehow I read your post like you're also considering the 70-400mm as well. Sorry about that and I guess, I need more coffee ;-) Cheers, Tarkan
  10. Hi Al Pha, I guess, first you need to answer these questions yourself : - Do you need 70-400mm reach or 70-200mm is enough ? - Do you need fast F/2.8 aperture or F/4 and slowers are good enough as well ? If you're fine with 70-200mm range with F/4, then choice is obvious. Also, a native FE lens will always work better than anything with an adapter, logically. I'm not saying that, these lenses that your referred, will perform poorly. Just, no adapted lenses will be able to keep up with the native FE lenses. Though, that also pretty much depends on your shooting style, lighting conditions etc. Perhaps best is to try all of these options via renting etc. and see which one works for you. Cheers, Tarkan
  11. Hi Dieselhead, Thanks for sharing your first impressions and enjoy your new toy! BTW, it'd be sweet to see some images taken with this little gem. :-) Cheers, Tarkan
  12. Maybe, she just disabled "thermal cutoff" in the flash's settings as a workaround ? If you search, you may find a lot of people complaining about overheating issues of their flash guns (regardless of brand & model). Here are some example complains for SB900, for instance : http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3560794 http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1108080 https://www.flickr.com/groups/71917374@N00/discuss/72157623382292841/ http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00YkMF
  13. Nice B&W conversion noxferatum.
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