PIX 2015
Rob Sims

Rob Sims

Lives in Singapore Singapore
Has a website at sims.smugmug.com
Joined on Feb 16, 2013

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On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (439 comments in total)

Phew an A7RII article. It's been a few days without one, and I was getting worried!

(I kid, I kid, amazing sensor and I expected no less from Sony!)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 13:11 UTC as 86th comment
On A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted article (321 comments in total)
In reply to:

Digital Imaging Technician: If you happen to be listening Leica... Make this with a 35mm lens (f/2 would be enough) and your market reach will be significantly wider. In fact, I would hit the order button this very minute. :-)

@joejack
What is this mad logic you talk about!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 13:27 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review preview (41 comments in total)
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jrlosangeles: "The main drawbacks stem from the camera's autofocus performance. While not at all bad, it's not fast enough for 'decisive moment' street shooting."

Kind of a strange comment, given that the man who coined that phrase and mastered that style (Henri Cartier-Bresson) shot with a manual focus camera ...

I find it a shame that the RX1 is focus by wire. It takes some getting used to, and even after a year I prefer to shoot auto-focus on it whereas I have no issues shooting real manual lenses on my A7.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 13:20 UTC
On A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted article (321 comments in total)
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Digital Imaging Technician: If you happen to be listening Leica... Make this with a 35mm lens (f/2 would be enough) and your market reach will be significantly wider. In fact, I would hit the order button this very minute. :-)

As HowaboutRAW said, I bet that would have been their first choice... only as Sony beat them to it by almost 3 years (has it been that long already?!) with the RX1 it would have eroded some of the uniqueness about this camera.

Saying all that, and as an RX1 owner, initial impressions are that the Q absolutely excels, and with an EVF built in as well ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley article (72 comments in total)
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John Bean (UK): I like the photography no matter the equipment used, but I have to query how the Sony 7RII - and only that camera - is shown in the "GEAR IN THIS STORY" panel when it fact none of the images used a Sony camera, even as recently as July 2015, but instead various Canon bodies.

Sure I read that the Canon gear has subsequently been sold to buy the A7R II but that's hardly the point; surely the featured camera(s) should have been those used to make the pictures in the showcase?

DPReview have simply linked for sale the latest gear used by the photographer, as they always do. Tony clearly states:
"So now I shoot with: Sony a7R II, Canon 16-35mm F2.8 L II, Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II, Canon 50mm F1.8"

I don't see anything different from normal here. What if most of the photos had been shot with something older, would you making the same complained that they hadn't linked to a Canon 10D / Nikon D100 when the photographer had already stated that he'd already moved on?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 06:04 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley article (72 comments in total)

For all those conspiracy theorists out there, DPReview have listed the current gear used by the photographer, that seems pretty reasonable right? Why would they list the old equipment that the author replaced with newer gear? He clear states:
"So now I shoot with: Sony a7R II, Canon 16-35mm F2.8 L II, Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II, Canon 50mm F1.8"

And around advertising links, no-one is forcing you to click them. Websites such as this depend on such things in order to pay their staff and costs, in order to provide their content effectively for free to you. Isn't that obvious?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 03:25 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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PVCdroid: Excellent! Canons answer to Sony.

I'm not entirely convinced they even understood the question...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:31 UTC
On Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review article (588 comments in total)

DPR, with this speedy review, you've basically just trolled half of your regular keyboard warrior readership. What are they going to complain about now?

...perhaps publish a couple more A7rII articles to keep them busy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 11:17 UTC as 109th comment
On 20150516-13hr11min08sec-ILCE-7(----) photo in Rob Sims's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

w/ Leica 90 Summarit f/2.5 M

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 04:43 UTC as 1st comment
On 20150426-17hr17min04sec-ILCE-7(----) photo in Rob Sims's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

w/ Leica 90 Summarit f/2.5 M

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 04:43 UTC as 1st comment
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)
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NearerNirvana: Trey has shown how doing HDR really badly appeals to the masses - but underneath this facade he is a very skilled & talented photographer.
It's a bit like discovering a gourmet chef runs Denny's

I've enjoyed his work for a few years now, sometimes the images are a little too cooked, but often not, and they nearly always show something unique compared to other photos.

He also comes across as a genuine guy who's happy to share his methods and try to get people enthused with photography.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:09 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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smokinman88: This is an interesting camera and I like many others have been waiting for Nikon or Canon to join the mirror less revolution. I have given great consideration to checking out the Sony system but the poor battery life (shot count) as indicated is a real deal breaker for me. I hope they can improve this on future models because 290 is unacceptable for a camera of this caliber.

I highly doubt that Nikon or Canon will be able to improve on the battery life situation should they properly get into the mirrorless game... it's a physical limitation of having both sensor and LCD/EVF powered for the whole time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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Dervast: Would not a pro need two sd cards slots or the memory cards have really stopped failing?
Regards
Alex

I've also shot a number of weddings (eight by the last count) and never missed not having a dual SD slot. I usually shoot with multiple cameras (with the most important shots done twice on two different cameras), and back up at the end of the day before I even start editing.

I do this, even though the last memory card that failed on me was on a road trip in 2003 when a budget CF got wet. Far more likely to lose a card or get it stolen, which is why you should always backup anyway.

(A slightly sad story, but a friend of mine lost ALL their wedding photos because their wedding photographer had his camera gear and laptop stolen from his hotel a few days after the shoot. The backups were on the laptop!)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 10:20 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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edrill4000: Just cancelled my Canon 5DSR order.

Sorry, just re-read what you wrote, I got everything backwards!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:59 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)

This may just be the upgrade I've been waiting for (from my current RX100m1). EVF, tilty screen, faster lens, faster AF and now with 4K video and slow mo modes, I could imagine carrying this along side my RX1/A7 for just the video features alone, as well as carrying just this when I don't want any bulk.

Does anyone know how much the image quality would have improved over 4 generations? Is noise likely to be better controlled? I shoot RAW but always felt that a lower resolution would have been a good trade-off at the time for lower noise as it's visible even at relatively low ISOs, let alone anything 1600+. Or is this just a compromise you have to live with shooting a 1-inch sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 08:44 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: Fine, you win Sony, you've made your point, just stop rubbing it in now. No-one likes a show-off.

Called humour.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 06:53 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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BobT3218: Why do you call it a "dog"? In Aussie slang it implies the camera is no good. Is that what you mean?

Definition:
alpha dog:- The leader or authority in a group, especially in a group of friends.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:33 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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edrill4000: Just cancelled my Canon 5DSR order.

@Esstee
They can easily re-order if the A7RII somehow ends up a dud.

Really it'd be jumping the gun to order the Canon 5DSR WITHOUT seeing the Sony samples.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:29 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: Fine, you win Sony, you've made your point, just stop rubbing it in now. No-one likes a show-off.

(but on a side note, thank you for all the beautiful images you've let me capture with my RX1 and A7+FE55... 2 years since I left Nikon and I never regretted a day).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:21 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)

Fine, you win Sony, you've made your point, just stop rubbing it in now. No-one likes a show-off.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:19 UTC as 164th comment | 3 replies
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