Lucas_

Lucas_

Lives in Brazil Campinas / SP, Brazil
Works as a pat time photographer
Has a website at http://lucaspix.smugmug.com/
Joined on Oct 5, 2007
About me:

Retired Automotive Engineer, part-time Photographer for over 40 years.

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On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (269 comments in total)
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spatz: The real game changer would be a number of Sigma lenses released for E and EF. Until then, these fantastic cameras are still paper tigers.

Unfortunately the new Sigma "Art" lenses, although excellent performers, have been very bulky and heavy. Not really Sony Ax style.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (269 comments in total)
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Stephen787: It is amazing how sony put an ibis in such a small camera.
After living with electronic shutter from sony A7s, i will never again buy any camera without that feature.
Therefore A7II is not for me. The next version with electronic shutter, i will buy that one.
Is sony the same company that going bust? How do they do that!

Have faith. An A9 may be around within a year...!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
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Nindy5: So I can get this camera and stick an adapter and put all ef lenses on it and it will auto focus with same focal length???

That, or just shoot in manual focus, I enjoy it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 23:08 UTC
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
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chj: To Sony (and all camera manufacturers)

Put a damn touchscreen on your cameras. It is by far the best way to choose a focus point. Anyone that says otherwise has simply not used one and is exalting their "skill" in getting around their camera's limitations. Technology trumps skill. You can't get faster, more reliable autofocus than my GM1 (unless you have another Panasonic). Don't tell me about workarounds. The GM1 nails focus more often.

OK, manual focus can get tighter focus on a stationary subject that's willing to wait for you to set up. But with that kind of time, ANY camera can get tight focus.

So stop listening to photo geeks that equate touchscreens with bad phone photos. On a GOOD camera, a touchscreen is an immensely powerful tool that has more impact on photos than pixel peeping details.

Feedback from DPR photo geeks is 0.005% of the market. The other 99.095% are using touchscreen phones. The camera market is shrinking, because you are listening to the wrong market.

I mostly compose and focus through the EVF on my Sony cameras. Moving the focus point with Sony's joystick control is a breeze ). The LCD is only used for checking menus and changing parameters when not in a hurry. Touching the screen usually helps to make the screen greasy/dirty on my tablet and phone!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 23:05 UTC
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FrankS009: About a hundred grams (roughly 20%) heavier than the old model. The same weight as a Panasonic GH4, and more than an Olympus EM1. That frankly is heavier than I would like to lug around, not counting lenses.

F.

No comparison, the A7/A7II are Full Frame cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:31 UTC

This is great news, kuddos to Sony (again)!
Now we A7 late adopters ( I just bought an A7 two weeks ago... ) will have to beg Sony to release a FW for the A7 at least with the A7II enhancements which are only software related! AFAIK both the sensor and Bionz processor are the same, so the 30% AF speed increase may well be one.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:49 UTC as 208th comment
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davephdv: I have a GX7

I use a Sony RX100 to supplement it, but am not totally satisfied with the Sony.

Should I buy a LX100?

Try an RX100III or an A6000!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: They're going to announce they have sold their camera business to Sony. Hahahaha.

Or, they will announce the new "1Dx MKII" with a 36MP Sony sensor, modified to Canon specs...!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 16:37 UTC
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Lucas_: Quite interesting article. Anyway, I'd ask: why buy a GX7 if you could buy a Sony A6000...?

I can't find anywhere the statement from Sony saying they won't make any more APS-C lenses for E mount.
Please help.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 14:56 UTC

Quite interesting article. Anyway, I'd ask: why buy a GX7 if you could buy a Sony A6000...?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 14:08 UTC as 56th comment | 22 replies
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (340 comments in total)

Sony even made the new "E" mount for APS-C ( starting with the NEX camera line and now also shared for FF and FE lenses by the A7/7r/7s series ). The new Sony G and Zeiss lenses for that mount show excellent optics and are small and light.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:55 UTC as 29th comment
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (340 comments in total)
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Foroa: Well, I am using the 18-105 G f4 lens (27-157 eq) on my Sony A6000, and I feel that, at 430 gram, it is a nice compromise.

Agree! I have an 18-105 f$ for my A6000 and it's a real gem: light, fast to focus, great colors. Some say it has high distortions, but the camera easily compensates for it for jpgs. RAWs are also fixed in pp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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Lucas_: Good for Nikon users, they're getting closer to Sony's A99. Still an old-fashioned OVF and limited LV, though.

Jack and John, I understand your feelings towards Sony's innovation. I'm sure you have a lot invested in your systems ( both in money and experience ). Anyway, I've been a photographer for almost 40 years and have been using only Sony for about 6 years now. I suggest you at least give them a weekend try ( rent an A77II, A99 with a good lens ), just for fun and glimpse of the future.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:18 UTC

A first for Panny, both with the 1" sensor on a smartphone and 4k video! Also great for Sony to be supplying their RX100II/III's 1" sensor with Panny now for both FZ-1000 and Lumix DMC-CM1 .

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 119th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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kalpeshmodi: They should also include Pentax K3 in comparison table.

And the Sony A77II...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:56 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

Canon users finally have a more modern APS-C DSLR, with most bells & whistles! It seems to be a worthy successor to the old Eos 7D and is getting closer to the excellent Sony A77 II, although at a quite higher price. I know old customs die hard, but IMHO both Canon and Nikon should at least be adopting EVFs by now!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:51 UTC as 570th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

Good for Nikon users, they're getting closer to Sony's A99. Still an old-fashioned OVF and limited LV, though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 253rd comment | 6 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (593 comments in total)
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Jurka: Sony fukked me up again!!! My A6000 costs 750 Eur WITHOUT havc-s codec...
:(
Ok, i have a hot shoe for mic! Bicches...

My A6000 has an EVF... ( doesn't yours? ). IMHO for only US$100.00 more, the A6000 is a better deal!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
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Paul Guba: Pretty stiff competition in the 50mm at that price point. Lots of good manual and auto focus lens available both new and used.

Well, I can choose among many Sony lenses, several Sony/Zeiss, some Zeiss, many Sigmas and Tamrons, plus a multitude of great legacy Minoltas!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
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Paul Guba: Pretty stiff competition in the 50mm at that price point. Lots of good manual and auto focus lens available both new and used.

Well, a Nikkor lens doesn't fit a Sony A99, so it's of no interest to me, regardless its quality! As for the Sony Zeiss Planar 50/1.4, at a price of US$1500.00 new, I hardly think it can be found for US$500.00.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
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