Adrian Harris

Adrian Harris

Lives in United Kingdom Devon, United Kingdom
Works as a Multimedia Related
Joined on Oct 27, 2002

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On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: I have been asking for a high quality Sony A mount lens in this zoom rage for years. Sickening that they now bring a zoom out and it is only for E mount.
A mount is obviously shortly to be very dead.

Hi Tostuff - I already own the Sigma 17-70 and it is truly a superb lens, it's just that for portraits and for many events I shoot it is just not long enough. To try and go longer I have also bought (and returned) quite a few 'recommended' older used 28-135 lenses and although their zoom range was just right, their image quality was VERY poor in many aspects (not to mention they were also 'slow' small aperture lenses, which is not a good thing in poor light with the A77). I have tried aquiring the old Sigma 50-150 but they are a little long at the wide end and also rare. So I am very tempted by the Sigma 24-105 I have to admit, but fear it may be just a tad to short!

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On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: I have been asking for a high quality Sony A mount lens in this zoom rage for years. Sickening that they now bring a zoom out and it is only for E mount.
A mount is obviously shortly to be very dead.

You say there are many lenses that cover that range, but the only one that I am aware of that comes close is the Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM, which although is at long last a high quality and reasonably fast lens for use on a Sony A mount body. Unfortunately though it only goes to 105mm, if it reached 135mm it would be in my camera bag right now!

Yes there are many very slow lenses that cover the range from 24-135mm, in fact I own a Sony 18-200, but comparing the image quality to my 70-400G, well to say the least it is pretty poor.

I have often stated "I don't want a 'good value' lens, I want a 'good' lens". Sadly the market masses prefer good value to good.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: I have been asking for a high quality Sony A mount lens in this zoom rage for years. Sickening that they now bring a zoom out and it is only for E mount.
A mount is obviously shortly to be very dead.

So do you think Sony should ignore A mount users needs?

Why do E mount users need this zoom range but A mount users not?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 19:38 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)

I have been asking for a high quality Sony A mount lens in this zoom rage for years. Sickening that they now bring a zoom out and it is only for E mount.
A mount is obviously shortly to be very dead.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)

H'mm, well I would not have wanted to see the losers!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 13:21 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

I can just see the headlies now - Out of control drone laserates models face.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:35 UTC as 42nd comment
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (148 comments in total)

SAFETY (or lack of it) is the one word that springs to mind. I would like drones only to be legal if they have propeller guards fitted.

Spinning props make a nasty mess of the face. I can not believe that companies sell drones without them. I hope the manufacturers of 'guardless' ones do get sued.

PS. I am all for drones, they are a great idea, but choose safety, else all sorts of stupid laws will be forced on us (as if we haven't got enough restrictive laws as it is.).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (796 comments in total)

Great review on the RX100 Mk3 thank you, BUT...
I find it interesting that you dislike the rear control dial. I shoot with many cameras and at first also disliked the rear control dial on my Sony RX100 (Mk1), but after a few weeks fell in love with it. It is so quick and convenient and dearly wish all my other cameras had this feature.
...in fact I find it hard to understand what other users find so unpleasant about it?

PS. The step-less front dial (around the lens) is perfect (when setup) for accurate zooming control.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 148th comment
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chris_j_l: Not understanding the commercial rationale behind this. Olympus has 1 that covers this range, Panasonic has 2 that cover this range. Now we have Tamron wanting to cover this range.
I'm all for choice and that, but there is a phenomenal amount of me-too bunching of glass focal length in u4/3 with little or no differentiation between them bar the manufacturer name.
Tamron does have 1 jump on Oly and Pana in this - the announcement of the lens appears to be followed by sales 1-2 months later. Pana/Oly seem to be in the "announce this year, available 2 years later" which may as well be "available for sale on the 16th of Neveruary"

Hi Chris - I loved your " there is a phenomenal amount of me-too bunching of glass focal length" comment. I have been saying that for years ...and yet it still goes on.

I believe it is possible the same marketing thinking that happened with white goods a few years back...
I couldn't buy a coloured microwave as people only wanted silver or white. And guess why, manufacturers only made silver or white. That's what I call a self fulfilling prophesy - and I bet they all patted themselves on the back for getting it right !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 12:10 UTC

The real problem with curved sensors is that if anyone dares introduce them, their customers current lens line-up will be obsolete overnight. Which company would dare do that???
...well Sony already have about 4 different lens systems, so what the heck, here we go for a 5th lens line-up!!!

Would Canon or Nikon dare do that?
...which is maybe why it hasn't been done before.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 08:03 UTC as 106th comment | 11 replies
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

I have just signed. I still can not believe this is real. Who on earth granted it. Was it a BIG favour?

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 10:55 UTC as 3rd comment

Well the first 10 seconds was interesting, and that was about it. After that it became a very tedious effect and tiresome to watch.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 10:41 UTC as 63rd comment

H'mm, a distinct lack of good togs using Sony maybe?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 08:33 UTC as 4th comment
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

I had to double check the date, I thought it was April 1st.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 08:31 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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Paul Kersey Photography: With APS-C sensors in small form cameras, how relevant will the one inch sensor continue to be?

Dead - you have to be kidding. Having both a smartphone and a quality compact, I can assure you this market is far from dead. It may well be dead at the bottom end, but images from the Sony RX100 when used in 'normal' parameters easily compare with most dslr's.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 08:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (578 comments in total)
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Eric Eisenhandler: Let's be clear. The rating was 79% and silver, which is quite good. I agree about the items you mention, but you've left out what for the reviewer seemed like the killer point - the rainbow tearing in the viewfinder. BUT he said that if you don't see this then GX7 might be fine for you. Much earlier on this thread it was explained that gold is not based on points - it's subjective, for something that seems special. Reviews are not just about spec sheets - we've all picked up something with great-sounding specs but been disappointed because it wasn't magic for us, or on the other hand loved a gadget even though the specs or reviews were not great. I too thought the GX7 was for me, to replace my GH1, but the review made me think. Then when I tried one in a store (have you?) the "rangefinder" layout wasn't love at first sight (no rainbow effect though). I may still buy one. But the aim of an expert review is to give both evidence and personal opinions - not just help with the marketing.

"The GX7 EVF has better colours and resolution than any competing EVF. It is a worthy EVF, comparable on the top tier of EVFs, ..."

I do disagree here. Owning both the GX7 and a Sony A77 I can assure you that although the GX7 EVF is fine, the A77 one is simply outstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 22:49 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (335 comments in total)

Annoyed of the UK writes regarding Pentax statement...

"...there's no full-frame option to upgrade to."

I am fed up with reviewers assuming a bigger sensor is 'upgrading'.
Personally I would like to 'upgrade to micro4/3'. Oh let me think, that must be a downgrade path !

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 14:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

I have a similar 4 way command dial on the back of my sony rx100 which controls compensation, and once I got used to it, I found this 4 way control far quicker and more preferable to even twin dslr dials. ...and yes I do own a selection of dslr's and other cameras to compare it to.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:32 UTC as 185th comment
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)

I seem to bump into quite a few news journalists who use this system, - it appears that it suits their needs perfectly.

This system must also be a birders dream. .... the ultra long reach when combined with big lenses via an adapter and at 20 frames second, it means they will be able to capture perfect action shots of all sorts of fast moving creatures.

I don't own one (sadly I invested in other systems), but am glad they have bought it to the table.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:28 UTC as 182nd comment
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (102 comments in total)
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pwmoree: How to shoot RAW and at the same time send small jpegs to your tablet or PC I have never been able to find out. If you shoot large jpegs the transmission is rather slow. I liked the X2-pro but because of the above almost never use it.

I use Panasonic Image-App which does just what you require - and lots more. Mind you I had to buy a GX7 to go along with it :o)
...but I could never get the Eye-Fi pro card to do anything useful :o(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:05 UTC
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