purpleray

purpleray

Lives in Australia Sydney Australia, Australia
Works as a Retired teacher and strategic planner
Joined on Jan 4, 2007
About me:

formerly Olympus OM2 system & Panasonic FZ-20;
considered a Pentax K10d,

RecentlyE-520, E-620, E-5, 12-60, 50-200, 50 f2 macro & Fl-50R
Now, OMD-Em5, Ep-5, 7-14,12-35, 35-100, 17 f1.8,45 f1.8

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  • Replied in 14-35
    Thanks Bofo /Roger Hmm, I'll have to see how I can fit it into my upgrade plans. Cheers Ray
  • Replied in 14-35
    Hi Great to hear that it focuses well on the Em1. How does it focus in low light?  Henry Richardson suggests I use it for my theatre photography. I need more light for the wider DR in wider FOV  ...
  • Godfrey Then the IQ  in low light would have to be really something a whole level better to make it worthwhile.   What do you think? Perhaps the lens (the 24-70 f4 for my style of shooting), Image ...
  • Replied in Sample Images
    Dorothy with zoom Dorothy with prime Perhaps the comparison is a little unfair because of the FOV.  I do think it still reflects the difference. zoom Prime Maybe the comparisons here dont tell the ...
  • Replied in Sample Images
    Tom I should follow up with a zoom versus prime photos here but I would like to follow up colour and sharpness. a brightly lit scene - not as sharp as yours and with less neutral colours Another - ...
  • We do have very different techniques and equipment.  It shows there's more than one way to skin a cat I do tend to rush from side to side and up and down from my row of stacked chairs infront of ...
  • Tom I missed the bottom line.  In my shooting the need for low light DR improvement is small.   So the need for super fast lenses is not the same.   F2 would do the job for even the worst lighting ...
  • Tom Do you shoot during performances - hence the 200mm FF?  I've only shot concerts and small pub/restaurant gigs during performances.  I usually shoot dress rehearsals. When I shoot tele, it is ...
  • Patrick You summarise the good points well.  The 12mp is an issue in terms of the trade-off of low noise capability.  Will I in the end get much better results than the Em1 with the high resolution ...
  • Weather is pretty mild here in Sydney - mostly in the mid to high 20's over summer with about a week or so over 30 and a day or 2 over 40.  So a good time to be out and about. Cheers ray
  • Rob with all the trade-offs, the gains from the sensor dont seem to be enough to warrant a new outlay and sell out of my m4/3 system.  Maybe in a year or so in the next generation of Sony's. Your ...
  • Tom These are great photos.  So clean and it's not just the white walls of the gallery.   I should be shooting fast primes more and/or going FF - if I'm going to get anywhere near the IQ of these. ...
  • Jim Yes, too much choice!  I just need to learn how to use what I've got now.  I need to be ready to shoot theatre with primes if I'm worried about the light - but really, I've had not much to ...
  • Tom Your King Lear photos look great. They look like they were taken in the real corridors of power. With your equipment, you seem to be able to follow and achieve a more technical best IQ result - ...
  • Henry I might have to start a separate thread to find this out. Cheers Ray
  • Replied in I own both
    Maybe, next time round Sony will just get the right balance for me - with the A7s - it looks they are heading in the right direction. cheers Ray
  • Jim Overall, not such a positive report on the A7r - the ergonomics and the 24-70 F4 does not seem to live up to the potential of the sensor yet.   In the end, does it offer a significant benefit ...
  • I saw this in the last few days of September.  Digidirect in Sydney also had an additional 10% sale the weekend before. But all this was too quick for me to make a considered decision.  I had only ...
  • Most situations on stage are fine - though in amateur theatre - some people get carried away with how dark they want a scene to be.  Where I have had really low light problems are opera in the Pub ...
  • EinsteinsGhost wrote: purpleray wrote: pixelpushing wrote: Based on this statement alone, I say don't bother with Sony. If you think something like the 35/2.8 is too large, just forget it. I've had ...
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