Hugo600si

Hugo600si

Lives in Netherlands Spanbroek, Netherlands
Works as a IT Management
Joined on Sep 19, 2004

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bajanexile: I own the Sony ILCE-7R and experience wobble with the Sony FE 70-200mmf/4 OS lens. I strongly suspect that the Plastic Shim/Seal is there as part of the weather sealing design to prevent the entry of moisture. You probably need to be aware that its removal may make the camera system less weather proof. I don't take images in the rain so it is not an issue. Regarding fitting the Fotodiox Tough E-Mount, I would suggest cutting a clean lens cleaning tissue to a size such that it can carefully be placed inside the opening above the sensor, preferably not directly on to the sensor. You want to avoid at all costs dropping the screws onto the surface of the sensor. Common sense and some care will suffice. If you are one of lifes ham fisted individuals then forget it. I have mine on order and will report the efficacy of "the fix" in due course. Steve

You can also unscrew these type of things from below, so the screws fall away from the subject. If you don't have a clamp you can use a tripod pointing the camera down.
Assembly is a bit trickier, but with the cam facing forward instead of down it is doable and a lot safer if you want to minimize risk of sensor damage.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 23:45 UTC
On The Elephant in the Beautiful Antique Nameplates challenge (1 comment in total)

My favorite one, guess I have a weird taste according to the ratings :). Thanks for sharing!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 00:13 UTC as 1st comment
On 1-cimetiere cox 014 in the Beautiful Antique Nameplates challenge (1 comment in total)

beautiful image, but I'm not seeing the nameplate if that is at all important

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 21:32 UTC as 1st comment

Got me thinking, how much would I pay to have a lens tested professionally before buying it and only getting top of the line samples. Would be worth about 10% of the price to me on top of retail

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 10:31 UTC as 5th comment
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (269 comments in total)
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Darren Lee: Will these work on the NEX bodies? or A6000? i'm sure vignetting will occur, but at least i can use them before deciding to upgrade to A7 or whatever comes out in a year or two.

You willmost definitely NOT have vignetting, these are full frame and cover an area significantly larger than the sensor in the a6000 or other nex camaras. You will carry more glass than needed, but these should be pretty good... lets see the reviews :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 11:44 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (649 comments in total)
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duartera: I've been shooting with my a700, for the last 6 years. I shoot mainly landscapes, indoor low-light situations, and infrequent indoor/outdoor portraits. When the a77 initially came out, I couldn't justify upgrading since I had no issue with my camera. However now that the M2 is coming out, I am thinking about it again. For those of you who have shot with both the a700 and a77, how would you compare the high ISO performance between the two? Even though have regularly pushed the a700 to 1000-1600, as we all know, it suffers BIG time and I must use heavy PP to get decent images. I have heard very mixed reviews about the low light performance of the a77. Would you consider the low-light performance upgrade between the a700 and a77 to be worth waiting for the a77 prices to drop even further? Or go with M2?

I'd go with the M2, the extra high iso for the M2 will help, the a77 is not bad but its also not a high iso animal if that is important for you.
I had to get used to the noise of the a77, the a700 is a lot cleaner out of camera and at pixel level, part is due to the higher mpix count. With the right post processing settings in LR it is a joy to work with though.
Even though I kept my a700 as a backup I have not shot a single shot with it since getting the a77... that EVF is so much easier to work with for almost anything I personally do.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 21:56 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (649 comments in total)

Tricky one, looses GPS, AF assist light and gains the unwieldy ISO hotshoe (meaning replacement of my 58), but wifi (if it tethers), a new sensor and AF may be enough to counter those :S Hopefully there will be apps to record GPS via wifi on a smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:26 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (246 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: An opening of f2.8 will not render both the fire and the distant pinpoint light as sharp.

A smaller aperture was used.

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At F2.8 on 16mm:

Subject distance 4 m
Depth of field
Near limit 1.72 m
Far limit Infinity

I don't see the issue about smaller fstop.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
On IGUANA~2 in the Chamaeleon challenge (4 comments in total)

Striking image, we should do a lizard contest soon, it would do well!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Chamaeleon challenge (12 comments in total)

Withdrawn my entry, it was not a Chameleon even though my guide at the time indicated it. Thanks for the feedback Merops!

Cetonid, I had it in my own library with Chameleon tag and title... I guess I was too easily convinced and never looked it up.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 09:09 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (807 comments in total)
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Rawmeister: Lets see a serious review on the Sony FE 70-200 f4 OS.
It costs 1500 smackers. More than the legendary Canon IS version.

One would suppose it's an even better lens.
Pffftttt.

I'm not holding my breath over this vapourware that should define the usefulness of the system. All the other Zeiss for Sony products have been only so-so. Why should things change now, er I mean in the future?

so-so Zeiss lenses for Sony??? have you seen the 55 and 35 reviews? Ah well, enjoy your Sigma camera RM

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
On Kameleon-Sri-Lanka in the Chamaeleon challenge (4 comments in total)

Thank you, googling for it I think it is an agamidae(???), was hoping it was a Chamaeleo Zeylanicus, but I'm doubting it, I will withdraw, but I hope someone can tell me the right species before I do :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 21:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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pwmoree: I am no engineer, but can they not make a body that fits both the E and A lenses without having to use an adapter?

You simply need the space from the mount to the sensor available in the body, so it will always be as thick as an a-mount dslr. really no point to making such a beast

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:35 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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D1N0: Dual controls reserved for the A8000?

exactly, disqualifies it as a nex-7 replacement, that tri-navi is fabulous.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:33 UTC
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frenchdream: Hello, are you aware of rumours, that despite exceptional optical quality, this lens is prone to sucking dust inside?

No not aware, but interesting piece of bull your are spreading this way given the lens is dust/weather sealed...
The only note I could find which may have triggered your comment on this is from someone who mentions he had dust in his old 30 year old Canon 50 fd 1.4 lens which he has as an intermediary to this lens going on offer. His comment is a bit oddly written so you could accidentally read it like he had problems with the sony 55/1.8 (which he does not have)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 13:45 UTC

Looking forward to the EVF/OVF and SLT discussions in the Hasselblad forums

*goes and gets the popcorn*

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 13:31 UTC as 103rd comment
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (413 comments in total)

Interesting choice from Nikon stepping away from sharpness at all (photographic) costs. Still an awful lot of money for a specialty lens though and they will need some solid marketing to reach all potential buyers (Sony bokey beast 135/f2.8-T4.5 STF comes in at 1400 for example). It does leave some room for a nice Sigma ART upgrade in this section of the market... (one can always hope :) ) With both Sony and Nikon having 1500$+ lenses around the 50-60 mark.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:08 UTC as 100th comment
On Have Your Say: Best Lens of 2013 article (89 comments in total)
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Hugo600si: Voting doesn't seem to work for me (all other polls work fine)

The Zeiss without a doubt, bit like the Ferarri as a kid, too expensive to own, but one can dream. Missing the Zeiss 55/1.8 for FFE Sony mount though, affordable (sort of) and awfully close to the Otus.

Voting worked after posting, never mind!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 22:52 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best Lens of 2013 article (89 comments in total)

Voting doesn't seem to work for me (all other polls work fine)

The Zeiss without a doubt, bit like the Ferarri as a kid, too expensive to own, but one can dream. Missing the Zeiss 55/1.8 for FFE Sony mount though, affordable (sort of) and awfully close to the Otus.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 22:51 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Rumle: I don't see the obvious point in this, they just added a build in adapter, which makes them kind of huge compared to Sonys lenses. Of cause there are not many lenses for that system yet, but.
I'm guessing that there are two groups of people who represent the majority of the A7/A7r owners, one is people who just want the best mirror-less they can get. The other group are people who already own a camera system, most likely DSLR.
The first group are unlikely to buy anything without auto focus, they also want small lenses.
The other group would by the Samyang for the DSLR system they already own and use it with A7r on adapter.

trouble with adapters is that they are introducing extra play and issues with flat fields due to that (the guy from Lens Rentals isn't too happy with them).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 20:32 UTC
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