Joseph Gerges

Joseph Gerges

Lives in Egypt Cairo, Egypt
Works as a photographer
Has a website at http://www.josephgerges.net
Joined on May 6, 2007

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On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (496 comments in total)
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Niala2: What did I miss..? I'll ask my question naivaly:
How come the issue of "MODERN thirt party lenses" is not even mentioned? Is it anounced as an other, in depth article?
Is it logic that modern lenses just work perfectly and thats it?
I cannot imagine to be the only one to wonder how for instance Zeiss' ZE/F 35MM f1.4 or 50mm macro, or Canon TS 24mm( all with Metabones smart-adapter) perform on the 7R...

You're not alone, I was wondering the same, especially as people who want to change from another system would like to know, if they can use their existing modern lenses so it would not be such a costly proposition.
Anyway I've decided to stay with Canon, and considering that this is their first iteration we'll have to wait until next year or so until they come up with the next version of these Sony cameras which I'm sure will be better.
This system is too expensive to buy just so you can use your vintage lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 23:41 UTC
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)

I find it hard to connect with images containing no people.
As much as I'd like to connect with the universe, I can't claim to own pictures of the universe as they all belong to NASA.
How can you get model releases from people in the street who are part of a larger happening?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 17:19 UTC as 32nd comment

The proof of the pudding is in the IQ.
Waiting for some review of this one, looks good on paper.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 18:07 UTC as 4th comment
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)
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hiplnsdrftr: Canon has actually made the large sensor-compact camera I have griped about... and it's butt ugly. Oh well... can't win 'em all.

Berenice Abbott 1898-1991
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Annie Leibovitz

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 21:03 UTC
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Phil Llowe: As the series progresses the uglier and bulkier the camera becomes. Reminds me of Firefox. A kind of bloatware in the physical domain.

I would rather carry around my Nokia N8 than this on occasion when I don't have my 60D.

Not for me.

Absolutely!

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 20:55 UTC
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locke_fc: Interesting, but unless IQ is stellar, the lens looks like a deal-breaker to me: not wide enough, starting at 28mm, and too slow all through the focal ranges, which ot only affects low-light capabilities, but more importantly DOF control, thus making irrelevant the sensor size advantage over smaller-sized sensor compacts.
I know there are always compromises to be made in design, but why don't manufacturers understand that fast lenses and DOF are what most users, advanced or not, are looking for?
Still, waiting to see what the IQ will be on this one

Also, can they all stop naming their new models with G's and X's? Time to ask those branding guys to come up with more imaginative names.

If camera size reaches this point, buy an entry-level dslr and save yourself the headache.
Pocketability means just that. Then you don't worry about sensor size, you just want to have it on you all the time.
For me this really only means one thing: Canon Powershot S100, othewise get something decent and not just portable.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 20:54 UTC
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ADK Jim: One thing that appeals to me about 4/3rd cameras and remains lacking on Canon's G Series is truly manual focusing via a ring around the lens. Powered manual focusing is problematic in that you have to anticipate the correct time to take your finger off the button. I always end up jockeying back and forth until I hit it. A ring around the lens is faster and more accurate IMO. This is an intriguing introduction though and I do like my G-11. I might convert the G-11 to Infrared only and buy a G1-X for regular shooting.

Watch out, IR needs a larger sensor, IQ is easily compromised with such a conversion.
I've converted a 350d and have to be careful with exposure, or bracket exposures. Ask around.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 20:35 UTC
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SaltLakeGuy: If they had been able to shoehorn a 24-200mm equivalent f2.8-f5.6 it would have been superb and a LOT more versatile. Would have removed much of the desire to have a removable lens on it. As it is it's just NOT enough at either end to make it that compelling. And that viewfinder....what were they thinking?

Take a look at the 25 – 500 mm "Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR", if you must have a compact.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 20:26 UTC
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Solarcoaster: Nice Camera, but I think they are trying to copy the Panasonic GX1 by calling it the G1 X

Maybe it's just that great minds think alike, but some of them are dislexic.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 20:13 UTC
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Joseph Gerges: Not small enough for a DSLR user who wants a carry-around camera, S-100 much smaller with a more exciting zoom range.
Far too expensive, DSLR with lens is still cheaper.
Booooring zoom range.
Just not interesting, I have the Olympus e-pl2 and I'm quite happy with it for body and sensor size and IQ.

I will be adding the 40-150mm shortly, so it will be less boring, too. Will still be cheaper than this camera.
Wide-angle is out of the question, too expensive. But then I have so many other cameras so it doesn't matter.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 20:08 UTC
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Not small enough for a DSLR user who wants a carry-around camera, S-100 much smaller with a more exciting zoom range.
Far too expensive, DSLR with lens is still cheaper.
Booooring zoom range.
Just not interesting, I have the Olympus e-pl2 and I'm quite happy with it for body and sensor size and IQ.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 20:00 UTC as 370th comment | 2 replies
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Smada: I wonder when folks will realize that it's not the camera but rather the photographer's eye that makes the difference between a snapshot and a photograph? Until the copal square shutter failed on my 1962 Nikkorex F a year or two ago, it was still able to capture what my eye saw. I also have fallen into the quagmire of technology and own more cameras and lenses than i can use--Nikons and Canons and they all see better than I can. The one I carry everywhere is a Canon S-90! It mostly stays on P for "Perfect".

You're quite right.
I gave my S-90 to my daughter and maybe I'll buy the S-100 for myself, just waiting to see what the new year brings.
Nothing interesting so far.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 19:49 UTC
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jmaxx30: This is ridiculously expensive. If there were starting around $499, then this would be a fantastic carry around. But at $799 you can get a pretty dang nice 4/3s setup with a nice fast prime to go with it.

The camera makes PERFECT sense, but the price DOESN'T.

Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens.
Price: $709.95
amazon.com

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 19:44 UTC
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