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    The Amazing Sony A1/A7/A9/APS-C & Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    Irish wedding rain ie. the worst imaginable. I've never had any problems.
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    The Amazing Sony A1/A7/A9/APS-C & Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    At weddings, the only time to do this is during mealtime, so not applicable to jobs where I'm done at mealtime. But yes, during this downtime I do some of my transfers, but my preference is always to shoot on the same cards for the duration of the day unless I fill it up (which is rare). I'm of...
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    The Amazing Sony A1/A7/A9/APS-C & Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    I shoot weddings. We take anywhere between 5-8000 images a day between myself and my wife. To shoot uncompressed RAW I'd need to replace all my cards with 128 or 256mb ones. We have 8 sets of 8 cards, so that's thousands of pounds to replace them. Then, double the amount of HD storage as well...
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    The Amazing Sony A1/A7/A9/APS-C & Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    The most exciting thing about the A1 for me is that Sony have finally introduced Lossless Compressed RAW. Certain to be in the A7IV. Incredible camera on paper, and for the market it's aimed at, the £6500 price tag won't be much of a stumbling block. Will be interesting to see how much of...
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    Isolation: Any Gamers? Even Old Ones?

    My mate is a doctor and literally his only big social interest is pub quizzes, so we started this last night to help his sanity...
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    Nikon have lost the plot

    For the majority of D700 users, the D750 was the ideal replacement. Regardless, the D780 is significantly cheaper than the D700 price with inflation. The D870, should it arrive, won't be much more than £3500 if it is that.
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    Nikon have lost the plot

    Prices roughly adjusted for inflation based on BofE calculations 2008: D700 £2599 = £3500 in 2020 2008: D3x £5500 = £7600 in 2020 2009: D3s £4200 = £5535 in 2020 It's also worth taking into account that the pound was significanly stronger in 2007 and 2008 (around 2:1 on the dollar). The...
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    Nikon have lost the plot

    I think these companies realise exactly who is and who isn't buying their gear. Nikon's most profitable sales come from pros. The entry-level/mid-range is where they're losing money. You could argue it's because they're too expensive, but in reality, people just don't buy as many of those...
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    Will used D750s become cheaper after the rumoured January release of the D780?...

    Given two identical bodies, I'd pay a premium for a 24mp one over a 45mp one. 24mp is all I want or need for the foreseeable future.
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    The Amazing Sony A1/A7/A9/APS-C & Anything else welcome Mega Thread!

    Coming from Nikon, I didn't find much difference in how the A7III renders colour. There's more difference between a D700 and a D750 than a D750 and an A7III. I'd say you definitely could not spot the difference between Nikon and Sony shots in our portfolio.
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    Massively improved EV range coming soon?

    you’re of course right, they are paying carbon taxes on components brought in to get their EU certification.
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    Massively improved EV range coming soon?

    The good thing is that, unlike oil, the minerals used aren’t set in stone. Cobalt and lithium are used in today’s tech but not necessarily what they’ll use in 20 years.
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    Massively improved EV range coming soon?

    Battery second-life is big business already. Most of the EV manufacturers are investing in it. Even after an EV is done, the battery is still useful in a lot of applications such as household or grid storage. I imagine a lot of the elements involved will also be valuable for recycling so the...
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    Massively improved EV range coming soon?

    Do You have any research or stats to back up this belief. I hope I don’t seem rude, but beliefs, feelings and guesses aren’t helpful here. EVs do have an environmental impact but all reports would suggest it’s nothing like an ICE car (either diesel or petrol). Electricity production can be...
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    Massively improved EV range coming soon?

    Couldn’t find the story. Is it based on current EV tech without regarding battery breakthroughs that will appear over the next two decades?
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