I was sure that A7RII is TheUltimateCameraThatWillStopTechnologicalRaceInTheIndustryForever.
surelythisnameisfree: Guys - to cover the whole scene with a wide angle lens they have to get pretty close. So much so that the edges are much further from the lens than the centre. With a longer focal length they could stand back and everything is the same distance from the lens. Think about standing up close to a painting with your nose touching it - You will only see the very centre clearly. Doesn't mean your eyes are no good!
win39: I understand what is being said about curvature of field, but I put in the Nikon D810 as a comparison it seems to be notably sharper in every area of the target. Am I missing the place where you explain what lens was used? I have never found it in your reviews. Is the lens on the D810 a similar focal length to the lens on the Sony? I also wonder whether on the Sony it is field curvature or as you also say it is a lens very close to the sensor. That would be softness due to non-parallel rays which is very different. Soft corners due to field curvature don't happen in a three dimension subject, but inability of the sensor to capture light at the corners because of the angle of incidence is not really recoverable.
surely, haven't You noticed, that most lenses should have rather flat focus plane, and most companies have no problems with this untill less than 24mm?
RichRMA: Wondering about construction. Every Manfrotto I had from monopods to tripods that used plastic clamps or related items eventually broke. This one looks all-aluminum. I hope so.
Digitall, my 055 looks fine too. But small impacts - year after year - on the the clamps caused that almost all of them were broken.Luckily I got plastic replacements. I'm almost sure that they will last for the rest of life (mine or tripod's).RichRMA, yes I know that they should be adjusted. But in case of mine the "wing" part was broken.
My 055 from 1994 had all metal clamps. None of them survived. My 190 which is little younger works fine despite its plastic clamps.
ChrisH37: Have all the people saying it's too close to the 24mm actually experienced the difference between 20mm and 24mm on full-frame? It seems not.
It's closer to the difference between 35mm and 50mm, rather than, say, 50mm and 54mm.
There is quite big difference between 24 and 20mm. But from my personal experience, 24 is more "important" than 20mm. 20's exhibits quite strong deformations comparing to 24.
steelhead3: Capture 1 will be taking over the raw processor software (they need an improved catalogue) now that Adobe doesn't seem to care about photographers and have punted rather than invest in decent trial versions.
Archer, FYI, MacOs and Android are "almost" Linux distros. Who heard about Android 5 years ago?
Marcin 3M: While I like most of these images, I have to ask myself, when the term "photography" needs to be replaced by some other name...
fz, I'm not asking the movement. I'm classifying works of "Da Vinci, Turner, Seurat or Picasso" as painting. Some painters also makes graphic arts. It IS graphic art then. When they mix different techniques - it is "mixed" or "author's self" technique.
Music uses sound as a media. All kind of sounds, combined by the artist is the music. However, we don't name the printed score a music, don't we? There is a nice piece on YT made as an experiment using ZOOM H6 recorder. No doubt, it's music, despite the origin of sounds. Simply it has all features of music.
Photography means "printing with light". On the discussed artworks some elements were printed with light, some most probably not - these are artificial elements that are shown in "imaginative" context. Hence my question - because those artworks needs light to be seen, but not always needs light to be created.
shigzeo, Mr. Anderson is an Artist, who uses photography to create his images. But these images are more digitally produced collages than a photography itself. BTW, I'm curious, if all elements of these images are photographed, or maybe some of them were produced with use of digital modeling.
ThirstyDursty, there is a program that allows to make a sculpture out of the image (ArtCam), that allows a skilled operator to turn a shot to a relief that can be minted on the coin. Do You still name it photography?
While I like most of these images, I have to ask myself, when the term "photography" needs to be replaced by some other name...
km25: This is good. Not a Sony hater, but a front running sensor maker, not so good at making cameras.
He did not missed them, just looked at it from different perspective.
Moon landing hoax?With the new software packages from the industry leader, anyone can show the evidence, that his mission to mars ended last sunday was a great success.
mediaseth: I work in a school where I still teach on Final Cut Express. We're a school, and it's what we have. I've used Pro, and at home I have Avid Media Composer and LightWorks (No, I did not mean to type LightRoom).
I have tried various versions of Premiere, Vegas and Pinnacle over the years and have found all them to to be buggy. As someone else posted below, it's all those weird errors you can't correct... Even the latest version of Premiere is a disaster on my fairly recent i7 machine. AVID and LightWorks just....work.
lancespring, Da Vinci is definitely professional program, and is... free (some limitations of free versions are IMO not important). LightWoks has free version too.
And did You tried DaVinci Resolve? Also free, in basic edition.
An did they finally invented curves?
Marcin 3M: AFAIR HUGIN was able hdr images years ago...
It can make hdr from hdr file format images with hdr file on the output. Afair It was exr format. Hdr mapping was done on the final panorama, not component shots.
AFAIR HUGIN was able hdr images years ago...
This feature was implemented to protect C/N users from the heart attack, which is almost certain if C/N dare to pixel-peep the image taken with S camera with Z lens mounted.
Marcin 3M: Most interesting part of the story is, that Nikon's compression of raw doesn't exhibit any artifacts like those from Sony.Raw can be and is cooked by the image processor, but in this case wee see something not cooked, but oversalted and burned.
MustyMarie, never ever have shake effects of this kind using tripod (this was not hondheld). There is no cure for this kind of artifacts other than fw fix. No mup, no tripod, no vr can help.