AllanW

AllanW

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Joined on Apr 17, 2004

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Thematic: https://youtu.be/ZDGnl5SHBzc

At the 20 minute mark - Mark Weir explains the incredible performance and tech that these lenses have.

They should be worth their asking price - remember how high a MP and resolution current FF Sony cameras are and will be in the future.

Smart move imo.

Interesting info. Thanks for the link!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:39 UTC

Such a beautiful and touching story.... Thank you Lynnette for reminding me that the world has so many beautiful spirits.

Thank you Dpreview for this great video!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 01:20 UTC as 8th comment

Keep 'em coming! :) I love these videos!!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 04:48 UTC as 13th comment
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)

Great video! Thanks for the effort!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 02:39 UTC as 36th comment
On article Into the woods: Samsung NX500 Field Test (73 comments in total)

Great video guys!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 02:34 UTC as 24th comment

No. 6 is a cracker! Perfect capture at the right moment!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 01:59 UTC as 11th comment
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AllanW: "Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."

Thanks for the article.

Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?

I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.

What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.

With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.

Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.

Thanks for the feedback Rishi...

"It's precisely for those candid moments that the a7R II will actually exceed almost any DSLR at nailing focus on the eye, because you don't even have to select an AF point or focus-and-recompose."

I understand what you are saying in theory but my question still stands. Is the above statement based on real world experience in **those particular circumstances**? If so then that is very good to know.

The ability to auto focus on an eye is great but what I'm trying to understand is how FAST will it AF in those circumstances. Will it AF in a split second? If so then great!!!

BTW, in group area mode on the D750 I don't have to focus and recompose. Actually I haven't done that for years, even with my older cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 03:50 UTC
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AllanW: "Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."

Thanks for the article.

Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?

I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.

What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.

With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.

Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.

@NoMirror99 .....

Thanks for that info! Very good to know.

With regards to the D750, I'm not sure what you mean by joystick. The D750 does have a multi selector button which to my knowledge is the same thing??

With the D750 I set it to Group area then use the back multi selector to navigate my AF point left or right of frame.

Keep in mind I have focus point wrap around turned on which is ideal when shooting in group mode.

If you imagine having the group mode AF points in the centre of the frame. I click once up and leave it at that all the time. Then I click all the way to the left or right as my starting point.

Because I have focus point wrap around turned on, from that point onwards all I have to do is push once to the left or right and my framing is close to the rule of thirds.

I hope that makes some sense. It would be much easier to show you then try and type and explanation. :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
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AllanW: "Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."

Thanks for the article.

Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?

I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.

What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.

With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.

Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.

BTW, I'm not knocking Sony and definitely not brand loyal, so this was a genuine question.

I'm actually thinking of picking up a Sony for video and as a stills backup but I have held off as I have yet to see real world tests of the above. Plus I use Nikon glass so cannot get AF with an adaptor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 01:40 UTC

"Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."

Thanks for the article.

Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?

I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.

What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.

With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.

Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 01:40 UTC as 69th comment | 10 replies

My understanding is that you cannot have AF with Nikon lenses on a Sony body even with an adaptor. Have I got that wrong?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 00:21 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (286 comments in total)
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rfsIII: But does it have XLRs with phantom power? I just used a camera this weekend with a pair of them (and autofocus that let you adjust how quickly or slowly it would bring your subject into focus) and I don't think I can live without those two features anymore. There's a lot of tech that still needs to make its way from camcorders to mirrorless and DSLR.

rsfiii, thanks for that!

Unfortunately seems to be 30mm wide focal length at the widest which wouldn't suit my needs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 02:26 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (286 comments in total)
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AllanW: Hi, What ISO was the image with the lady shot at?

Thanks Infocus ..... 64000 ISO. Holy Moly!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 11:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (286 comments in total)

Hi, What ISO was the image with the lady shot at?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 05:52 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (286 comments in total)
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rfsIII: But does it have XLRs with phantom power? I just used a camera this weekend with a pair of them (and autofocus that let you adjust how quickly or slowly it would bring your subject into focus) and I don't think I can live without those two features anymore. There's a lot of tech that still needs to make its way from camcorders to mirrorless and DSLR.

rfsIII........ Which camera were you using with the adjustable AF speed?

Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 05:23 UTC
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AllanW: Looks impressive. Any idea on low light capabilities?

@NoMirror99 ... thanks for that info!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 02:16 UTC

Looks impressive. Any idea on low light capabilities?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.2 adds local dehaze (60 comments in total)

If they EVER add localised HSL I'll be in heaven!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 22:30 UTC as 26th comment | 7 replies
On article Countdown to PIX 2015: Aaron Draper and Underexposed (41 comments in total)

Brilliant work!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 22:31 UTC as 7th comment
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RedFox88: So, it has to be used with a f/1.4 or faster lens. Gotcha. Where's a 24-70 f/1.4 zoom or a 70-200 f/1.4 zoom ?

Thanks for the feedback Rishi!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 08:58 UTC
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