EvanZ

EvanZ

Joined on Aug 24, 2011

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On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)

A friend of mine just bought the A7, so I tried out my old Nikon 85mm F2 that I've been using with a Nex C3 for a while now. It works great on the A7. Not sure why anyone would be complaining.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 16:25 UTC as 40th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Dazzer8888: The interesting thing about these cameras is you can put virtually any old (or new) FF lens on it from any manufacturer (all be it manual focus) via inexpensive, light-weight adapters.

Yup, going to be using my old Nikons again.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 14:49 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

So my Nikon AIS lenses just got a new life. I've actually been using an 85 mm AIS with an adapter on a NEX C3 for a few years, but now I will be able to use my "classic" 24 mm and 105 mm AIS lenses which have seen little use since I moved away from using an F4 several years ago. This is so exciting.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 14:48 UTC as 572nd comment
On Reviewed: Sony NEX-5N 16MP mirrorless camera article (195 comments in total)

I have a C3 and I love it. It's like a frat party where you can BYOG (bring your own glass).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 13:40 UTC as 39th comment
On Adobe releases Lightroom 3.5 and ACR 6.5 article (30 comments in total)

No support for Nex-7?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:37 UTC as 16th comment | 8 replies
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (352 comments in total)

Ok. No bokeh?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 14:48 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply

Oh, sweet. I've always wanted to turn my 24 mm AI-S lens into a 65 mm slightly-longer-than-normal lens with a strange wide-angle perspective. Not.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:26 UTC as 283rd comment | 1 reply

Wake me up when Zeiss makes a fast 16 mm prime for the NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:01 UTC as 48th comment
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Digital IV hands-on preview article (25 comments in total)
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JackM: As a DSLR and film shooter, I appreciate fast primes, but I have to wonder why anyone would buy this when they can have 28mm at f/2.0, plus zoom to 105mm, plus HD video in a smaller package, the wonderful S95. Maybe if this lens was f/1.6 or f/1.4, but as it is... man it's a tough sell. I'd like to see this camera reviewed for IQ side-by-side with the S95, XZ-1, and LX-5. Maybe the X100 too. I suppose if the IQ blows the zooms out of the water I might be interested.

28 mm is not really wide enough. The LX5 (and now S100) is more useful going to 24 mm.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 11:55 UTC
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tkbslc: Do people love the 28mm equiv prime? It seems really wide for a camera like this. Maybe it is just me, but I think something around 35-45mm would have wider appeal, especially considering how many compacts already zooms AND a fast 28mm end.

28 mm is not wide enough, as far as I'm concerned. 24 mm is much more useful.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 22:53 UTC

24mm is now "ultra-wide"? Anyway, at least, there is finally a bit of competition for the LX5 end of the consumer market. The LX5 has a significantly faster lens at the portrait end, but it looks like the Canon might be a bit more pocketable, for those whom that matters more.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 21:59 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

The rangefinder didn't replace the SLR. The Nikon FM/FE didn't replace the F3/4/5/6. There's going to be a place for the DSLR as long as people want to shoot with really great wide-angle and telephoto primes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 22:29 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm announces X10 high-end enthusiast compact article (279 comments in total)
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Jens_G: What's wrong with 24-70? they could've made the sensor bigger if they'd cut down on the zoom.

I would have liked 24-90, just like the LX5. Apparently, we're the only ones here who don't think 28 mm is wide enough. Guess Fuji did their market research.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 12:17 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X10 high-end enthusiast compact article (279 comments in total)

So close to being the ideal P&S camera. If they could have just made the wide angle 24 mm. :\

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 12:15 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies
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Color Blotch: So basically for $750 you get an lx5 with 28-84mm equiv lens and effective aperture of f1.7-2.5, plus blazingly fast zoom, snappy autofocus, as well as the ability to change lenses (and bodies). Where do I sign?

You don't get an LX5. An LX5 goes from 24-90, so it's actually more useful on both ends.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2011 at 02:22 UTC
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EvanZ: Damn, if it was just a 1/1.7" sensor, I would love this camera!

If you think 24x is that important...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2011 at 00:47 UTC

A not-so-wide wide-angle that is slow to boot? Sign me up. :\

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:25 UTC as 48th comment

Damn, if it was just a 1/1.7" sensor, I would love this camera!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:20 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies

This is the very definition of a consumer camera, a money grab if you will. I'm just not sure this is where the money is. Panasonic is probably making more money selling the LX5 to the enthusiast/prosumer crowd. Nikon, wake up!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 17:02 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Louis Dallara: Well, First I'm a Nikon fan boy, and I have 20k DLSR's to prove it..
so what do I use for a P&S ? My story.. I sold my CP5700 and started shopping, bough a CoolPix S8100, but sold it, no raw, couldn't live without raw. The S8100 was big anointment, looked at the P7000 held it shot with it, tried Canon S95, nice camera.. But tied of waiting for Nikon and went with The LX5 it wasn't first love and need some TLC from a Panny Pro, with one email from Dez he shot with the LX3-5 for years I was set. I really happy with camera and sometimes chose it over my D700, so I not sure whats up with Nikon, are they sleeping? I wonder if it got a another new NEF format.

Louis, see my post below. You nailed it exactly. (I'm a Nikon guy too.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 17:01 UTC
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