R Stacy

R Stacy

Lives in United States Cincinnati, OH, United States
Joined on Jun 19, 2002
About me:

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CURRENT

- OM System since 1982 -
... OM-1n (black), Winder2, T-32, Zuiko; 180 2.8, 135 3.5, 100 2.8, 50 1.8, 24 2.8, 35-105 and 50 3.5 macro.

Sony A7II, FE Zeiss 24-70

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maxnimo: Why do they call it a 1" sensor when not even the diagonal is even close to 1" in length?

dpreview.com/articles/8095816568/sensorsizes

Far past need of up an update, but explained well on this page.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (478 comments in total)
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Mike FL: From what I can see that SONY puts itself in a bad position from its own innovation - too many products lines.

By using A7x and A7-2 for example, SONY *should* have two Lens line for:
- One line with OIS
- One line without OIS

OIS can be disabled, or IBIS can be partially being disabled for using lens' OIS.

BUT same SPECed OIS lenses are larger and expensive than lens without OIS, and the extra cost will be added up fast as we buy more and more OIS lenses. It is system camera, not P&S like RX1, RX10, RX100 lines.

BAD. is it not?

Problem with your argument being you are dealing with a 4/3 sensor vs. a full frame sensor. Yes 2.8 is faster, but you'll get even less DOF with f4 on a FF. And the better Sony's are weather sealed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 21:12 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (478 comments in total)
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Mike FL: From what I can see that SONY puts itself in a bad position from its own innovation - too many products lines.

By using A7x and A7-2 for example, SONY *should* have two Lens line for:
- One line with OIS
- One line without OIS

OIS can be disabled, or IBIS can be partially being disabled for using lens' OIS.

BUT same SPECed OIS lenses are larger and expensive than lens without OIS, and the extra cost will be added up fast as we buy more and more OIS lenses. It is system camera, not P&S like RX1, RX10, RX100 lines.

BAD. is it not?

As an old Olympus user and still fan I've always thought IBIS was the smart move. Hopefully Zeiss and Sony are working on this message. It took Olympus more than a couple years to get into lens development after the E-1.

If Sony is going to get serious towards E mount, they'll have to and recent developments suggest they are moving in that direction. Not soon enough is the catch phrase for now.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (478 comments in total)
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Mike FL: From what I can see that SONY puts itself in a bad position from its own innovation - too many products lines.

By using A7x and A7-2 for example, SONY *should* have two Lens line for:
- One line with OIS
- One line without OIS

OIS can be disabled, or IBIS can be partially being disabled for using lens' OIS.

BUT same SPECed OIS lenses are larger and expensive than lens without OIS, and the extra cost will be added up fast as we buy more and more OIS lenses. It is system camera, not P&S like RX1, RX10, RX100 lines.

BAD. is it not?

No. I don't think its bad. One OIS or not OIS, this or that, really? Sony is evolving quite nicely, incredibly in fact. 5 axis IBIS is a recent development probably from their association with Olympus. Not a bad thing. I wouldn't mind seeing non OIS lenses in the future, now, but they are pushing the industry and leaving many in the dust to play catch up. Perfect systems? No, not yet. But they're working on it hard and fast and I applaud their top shelf efforts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 04:32 UTC

"NPPA's statement today ... don't think people should be punished for making stupid mistakes..."

Wow, how utterly glib. People go to jail for shooting deer out of season or driving under the influence, even though they are sure it was just a stupid mistake. Perhaps not the best analogy but to the point, standards and rules need to be set and enforced imo.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 07:34 UTC as 40th comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)
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R Stacy: It looks remarkably similar to Sony's A6000 except it's only half as fast.

And your point Sdaniella?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 05:05 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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jkoch2: Drones like the AirDog are designed specifically to fly over people and track their sport antics by camera. The owner will not always be alone on the ski slope, road, bike path, or wind surfing area. Some people also envisage lofting drones over games, parades, or even weddings. Safety factors not easy to reconcile.

Then there is the temptation factor: drone flight over an empty field probably gets tedious in a hurry. Old fashioned R/C planes were at least more challenging from the purely navigational standpoint.

Amazon to deliver goods by drone? A hoax. Even if hypothetically feasible, ahis would never be economical or safe, any more than travel by jet pack or flying car. First let's see if they can engineer driverless cars or delivery trucks.

Jet packs, flying cars and cars that drive themselves already exist.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 04:40 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: The potential for disaster is enormous.

Oh bulls**t. So are airplanes and automobiles and baseball bats.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 04:30 UTC
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uflux: The reaction on this forum is just bizarre. Sony's image division is making a sh*t load of money. They camera division is also doing very well, with A7 sales well above expectations. The idea that Sony is in trouble is a joke. They are one of the only Camera manufactures making good money....It is like you guys don't even read...

Anytime an announcement is made about downsizing, selling off this division or that, [Olympus - Minolta, dare say Kodak] it is and should be cause for at least some concern. Not one of these giants is immune to total collapse, and if anyone I suspect C and N to announce similar restructuring.

Is this a threat to Sony adapters and committed customers? One can only logically say it remains to be seen, and we can only optimistically say it isn't.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:13 UTC
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aarif: the A-mount is officially dead

I wonder, but you may be right.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:04 UTC
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R Stacy: The 90 and 35 are likely must haves.

Cool beans reporting... thank you!

Looking at the 28/21 again, I'll reserve judgement. I'll be looking at that 90 but only after I pick up the 70-200 next month or so.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
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R Stacy: The 90 and 35 are likely must haves.

Cool beans reporting... thank you!

I wish for a 21 prime, not the combo Sony is releasing. I just can't believe sharpness is going to hold up. We still need a fast 135 too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 19:11 UTC

The 90 and 35 are likely must haves.

Cool beans reporting... thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
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abortabort: So we might see this lens in A-Mount in another 6 months or so and then DPR can finally review the A77 II?

Until Sony comes out with an A99MkII and perhaps an A77III as a converted newbie to Sony's FE, that's all I'm interested in. I find it frankly disappointing Sigma, Zeiss, Sony, Tamron, or dare say Leica haven't embraced the FE system as yet. I do believe however it is only a matter of time.

Coming from "old school" Olympus E-1 4/3 system and all the razzing about it's shortcomings, I believe FE with SONY backing, again, its only a matter of time. But who wins? Clearly 4/3 did not. M4/3 won. I don't like the different formats no matter Sony's logic with E - FE vs A FF and A crop, same bit too complex, but anything can be workable with enough choices? I mean damn, how many lens and systems can one need, much less afford?

Me, I want FE's in 16 or 21 f4, 85 f1.8, 135 f1.8, and a 300 f4 with a 1.4 FE. Now how cool is that!!

:-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 06:31 UTC
On Towards Mt Buffalo 2 in the Last Position challenge (6 comments in total)

Very nice. Congrats on the win!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 18:55 UTC as 2nd comment
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abortabort: So we might see this lens in A-Mount in another 6 months or so and then DPR can finally review the A77 II?

Agreed, its already too late.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 05:52 UTC
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TheDevil: In the last three years I have seen only 2 mirrorless cameras out in the wild. A Sony A6000 and Sony Nex 5, that's it.

@TheDevil.... Don't get out much?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
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Babka08: Well stated article. The one thing I think that almost every comment overlooks in comparing mirrorless to dslr is......... the viewfinder. For too many people, including myself, EVF's simply suck. Even on the a7. It's like breathing canned air in a building vs going outside in the woods for fresh air. (Yeah, yeah, I know all about the evf information read outs and all that jazz. But.) When the viewfinders and AF find parity, then game over for the dslr. That gap is closing but is still wide. Sony continues to overwhelmingly lead the game forward regardless of market share.

I used to agree EVF sucked, and the first ones did. Nowadays however EVF is in a new league. I don't mind, or even notice much except clarity and especially if manually focusing EVF is incredible. I don't agree the viewfinder on the A7 is poor at all, on the contrary for me it is nearly as perfect as a viewfinder gets.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 18:55 UTC
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ChrisKramer1: Well I (and I suspect millions of others) gave up on Sony because they didn't produce any lenses for the NEX system. After using the G7X for a week or so, I have to say I see no further need for these mirrorless cameras.

Millions gave up on Sony? That's absurd. I guess to each his/her own, but apparently you haven't been paying much attention to lenses in the E/FE lineup.

No further need for mirrorless? Whatever, lol.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)
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R Stacy: It looks remarkably similar to Sony's A6000 except it's only half as fast.

tsh tsh... @srados; or a Sony A77II for 1/8th the price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
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