Nordstjernen

Nordstjernen

Lives in Norway Molde, Norway
Works as a writer, photographer, teacher, artist
Joined on Jul 6, 2005
About me:

Life is the stangest I ever have been a part of ... I am eager to find out what photography is all about. But first of all I enjoy beeing with people, no matter political, social and cultural status. We all share the same basic needs and dreams!

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intruder61: Bold statement from Samsung considering not one of their cameras ranks in the top 100 in sales.

To Intruder61: The world is bigger than your neighborhoods, and Samsung is a pretty strong brand in many markets.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 11:53 UTC
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Just a Photographer: If this is what Sony produces for their A-series with e-mount then this whole system seems very unbalanced.

A small light weight camera with heavy and huge lenses. No wonder you will need IBIS to shoot with this system.

To Just a Photographer: I don't see that you critisise Sony (critical judgements supported by arguments or/and facts), just complaints.

Surprise. I use Canon too (mainly Sony tough), but would never act so rude that I went into the Canon forums to whine about Canon cameras and lenses, even less walking into Nikon terrain just to whine about cameras I don't work with or know well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
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reinish: Just guessing, wont Sony introduce a new mount, before those are left from factory?

Didn't think of of the MF rumors - maybe a H mount (Hasselblad) ... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
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reinish: Just guessing, wont Sony introduce a new mount, before those are left from factory?

A-mount, two lens series: aps-c and FF
E/FE-mount, two lens series: aps-c and FF

Why do you think there should be a new mount???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 19:13 UTC
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abluesky: Why compressed raw Sony! Why!?

Sony offered several cameras with uncompressed and compressed raw. Then we could compare. Even for very demanding long exposure astro work I was unable to find any differences between RAW and cRAW. I have not seen others reporting differences, and for sure nothing that affects real world photography, even when the files are pushed beyond the indsane. Much smaller file size, increased in-camera processing speed and no visible loss of detail seems like a good compromise for me.

Edit: With some of these cameras there were sensor issues that affected low light work, but nobody was takling about this on Dpreview forums. Just a few of us had noticed (affected all cameras of certain models), since we were using our cameras for real world photography. Some found workarounds, others, like me, used other cameras for extreme low light work. cRAW was never a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 18:58 UTC
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Nordstjernen: A lot of people here are saying that many of the lenses look huge. Is there any spesifications for the lens size and weight avaiable?

Yes, Alec, I know.

When I looked at the Dpreview pictures showing the new Sony lenses, I started to think: If there were more space around the lenses, would most people percieve them as smaller (and lighter). My point is that it is hard to say if the lenses are small or large until we know the figures. Also, the "feel" of large or small is relative. I went to the FE mount myself since I wanted a more compact system, and with available Sony FE lenses I reduced the size and bulk of my camera system to the half, compared to my previous traditionsl DSLR system.

Edit: With the FE system I can go very compact FF when needed, and larger - still much smaller than DSRL - when bright lenses are needed. My experience: I bring hte camera with me more often! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 18:02 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Is that 90mm Macro a IF and weather sealed lens? in that case I might just go for the Sony A7 and that lens for my carry around camera.

Chaitanya S - I do not have real world experience with Sony gear in very high humidity climate, so I can't answer your question. But I would very much like to know how the gear fares under such conditions.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 17:48 UTC
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Just a Photographer: If this is what Sony produces for their A-series with e-mount then this whole system seems very unbalanced.

A small light weight camera with heavy and huge lenses. No wonder you will need IBIS to shoot with this system.

Funny, yes. People like "Just a Photographers" is here just to tell exactly what is wrong! Over and over again. This type of specialist, it looks like. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 15:15 UTC

A lot of people here are saying that many of the lenses look huge. Is there any spesifications for the lens size and weight avaiable?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:53 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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Just a Photographer: If this is what Sony produces for their A-series with e-mount then this whole system seems very unbalanced.

A small light weight camera with heavy and huge lenses. No wonder you will need IBIS to shoot with this system.

1) How do you balance your camera? Left hand under the lens and the right hand operating the camera? This is the most sturdy grip technique, and the A7 balances very well with everything form the lightweight Zeiss 35 mm f:2.8 to my nice Minolta APO 400 mm f:4.5 telephoto lens, often used with a 1.4x TC. Never had trouble with balancing the camera.

2) Your IBIS theory is wrong! A heavier system, if not too heavy, is easier to hold steady than a lighter system.

3) Have you worked with an A7 series camera?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:46 UTC
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plamens: I noticed that the lens made from Zeis are HUGE, and the lens made from Sony(exclude the G sesries) are tolerably small and correspond to the concept of compactness. Why?

Plamens, different lens series gives us a choise between the very best Zeiss lenses, excellent G lenses or lower priced glass competing witl lower priced glass from other makers. Note that quality is both optical and mechanical quality, glass and build.

I think they do this since people are different, think different, and have differnt needs for theur photographic gear.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Is that 90mm Macro a IF and weather sealed lens? in that case I might just go for the Sony A7 and that lens for my carry around camera.

I have used Sony cameras in rain and very rough weather for years, also arctic climate, and never had problems with the environment sealing on the camera bodies or lenses. Actually, the most serious problem when working under such conditions is avoiding water droplets on the front lens element ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:24 UTC
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raydream: I suspect that the engineers had worked around the technical difficulty of the full frame E mount, by covering the mistake that original E mount wad never designed for full frame, and introduced these converters to achieve wide angle.

I find it strange that the FE mount takes almost all glass there is out there from any 24x36 mm SLR/DSLR if this mount never was designed for FF ... please enlighten me with some documentation or facts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:14 UTC
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abluesky: Why compressed raw Sony! Why!?

Ok, then show us what we loose with compressed raw, except posting the single and way too pushed "star trail proof" which we don't even know is caused by the raw compression.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:09 UTC
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Nordstjernen: I am reading a lot of "This is not for me, so the Sony guys have made a bad choise with these lenses". Those people will never buy any of the announced lenses anyway, probably no camera from this maker either. They just are here to act like product and sales specialists. Always knowing exactly what is wrong. Just boring.

Go for a system that suits your needs. Maybe Sony isn't for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 22:52 UTC

I am reading a lot of "This is not for me, so the Sony guys have made a bad choise with these lenses". Those people will never buy any of the announced lenses anyway, probably no camera from this maker either. They just are here to act like product and sales specialists. Always knowing exactly what is wrong. Just boring.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 22:40 UTC as 95th comment | 13 replies
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1323 comments in total)
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VikingPhotographer: Please stop using "Full frame" it do not give any meaning ! There are larger sensors than "Full frame"/24x36, just call it 24x36 :) Thank you very much !
If anything "new" to be made in photographic terms it´s about Lenses, it do not give any good meaning anymore to only use focal length in millimeter, far better would be angle degrees :) Then it is much easier to compare Lenses for different formats :)
Happy New Year :D

"Fulll frame" or "FF" is established as a term for 24x36 mm sensors. Just get used to it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (270 comments in total)
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StevenE: Does it have bad moire and aliasing like the original A7?

Samples please! Not known as a problem, and people struggle hard with producing real life samples.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 11:18 UTC
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rabbitzilla: I don't want IBIS.
I want lenses, lot of them.

They have the fastest-growing lens range ... within a year they are covered from 16 mm to 200 mm with native FE lenses, and many more is to come ... still people complaint.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:41 UTC

I think this lens should be a good choice if the optical performance at wide settings is up to a good Zeiss standard. Fairly bright, small and light, nice for travelling light. With an ultra wide lens I would stop down to f:5.6 to 11 anyway to ensure enough dof and acceptable corner sharpness for typical ultra wide work like landscape and architecture. I don't expect an ultra wide lens to be bright for point & shoot photography. If you need a bright 35 mm lens, go for something else.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:26 UTC as 17th comment
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