Rob Sims

Rob Sims

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

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1 day early on the post?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 10:46 UTC as 30th comment
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)
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Caerolle: If they ever made some good fast APS-C primes I might be interested. I think the chances of that happening rank up there with an A7000 ever being made, maybe they will drop them at the same time, like a whole new system (or a reboot to the E-mount system).

@Caerolle
If it's narrow DoF you're after, you might as well get a FF body as there are plenty of F1.8 (gives equiv to F1.2 on aps-c) or F2.0 primes available.

Because the main benefit of an aps-c system over FF is size and cost. You lose both of these advantages as soon as you go F1.2/F1.4. It seems like F1.8 (with OSS) seems a good balance for aps-c.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 10:23 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)
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Caerolle: If they ever made some good fast APS-C primes I might be interested. I think the chances of that happening rank up there with an A7000 ever being made, maybe they will drop them at the same time, like a whole new system (or a reboot to the E-mount system).

SEL 24/1.8 is awesome, and available since near the start of e-mount.
Also the upcoming APS-C Sigma 30/1.4 looks promising.

And what's wrong with using some of the excellent and relatively compact full frame e-mount Zeiss primes? Thinking the 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 55mm, 85mm... Etc

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 06:59 UTC
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electrophoto: So the 24-70 2.8 has NO Image Stabilisation? at 2200$?
Even Nikons "mildly" overpriced 24-70 2.8 VR costs a tad less and has image stabilisation.

Tamron's pretty excellent 24-70 2.8 has VR... at about half the price (or even less).

And now there's what I've been saying for some time about the Sony FF Alpha:
it's "size advantage" is reduced significantly if you attach the respective fast lenses... making it less appealing in my opinion...

I'm assuming because the A7m2, A7r2, A7s2 all have IBIS.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
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Rob Sims: "The α6300 is compatible with Sony’s growing lineup of α lenses including the new premium G Master™ lenses also announced today"
...did I miss something, or is this announcement just out of sequence?

The 1.4/85 G is 2/3 a stop faster than the 1.8/85 Batis... some people will pay for.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: Thankfully, Sony did not hear the 36 MP siren song , I hope the electronic viewfinder is as good as the NEX-6 one.

Sounds like you're in luck:
"The α6300 camera is equipped with a high contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 2.4 million dots that offers exceptional corner-to-corner visibility"

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:55 UTC

"The α6300 camera is equipped with a high contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 2.4 million dots that offers exceptional corner-to-corner visibility"
That sounds like a chunky upgrade vs the old 1.4 million dot / SVGA OLED version in the A6000.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:53 UTC as 392nd comment | 2 replies
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JunzInc: "The a6300 is capable of uninterrupted live view at up to 8fps."
That seems to be a first for any Mirrorless ILC.

As far as I know only a rangefinder style camera has previously not had blackout... so is this a first for any camera, full stop?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
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teddoman: I know there's no Santa Claus, but just in case, full sensor 4K?

"When shooting in 4K, the camera uses full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 20 megapixels of information – approximately 2.4x5 (6K equivalent) as many pixels as 4K UHD and then oversamples the information to produce high quality footage with exceptional detail and depth"
- So looks like a very slight crop. Assuming something like 1.1x

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:41 UTC

"The α6300 is compatible with Sony’s growing lineup of α lenses including the new premium G Master™ lenses also announced today"
...did I miss something, or is this announcement just out of sequence?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:38 UTC as 410th comment | 4 replies
On article Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2015 (21 comments in total)

Only interesting thing to watch here is which camera gets 2nd place!

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 07:44 UTC as 7th comment
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Mikity: The Lightning to SD card reader is not new. I bought one over a year ago and it worked just fine with my iPad Air (1st generation).

My SD to lightning adapter (also bought a year ago) has a slightly different different shape SD-card end. Are you sure this isn't new to allow usb3 speed?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2015 at 06:39 UTC
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Mikity: The Lightning to SD card reader is not new. I bought one over a year ago and it worked just fine with my iPad Air (1st generation).

If you read the title, it specifically refers to the iPhone. I was baffled in the past why my Apple official SD card to lightning adapter would work on my iPad, but not my iPhone. It looks like that is now fixed.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 01:04 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)

Who else just came here to kick up their feet and enjoy the comments section?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 01:18 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies
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Mssimo: Canon should at least get the "Best camera, if it was still 2008" award.

If we had a comment of the month competition, I'd vote for yours Mssimo.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 12:02 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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greg57: 37 minutes?!? Guys, when my favorite information websites release videos, they have the decency to add a summary of it. I'm interested in Sony but sorry, I don't have 37' to give. TL;DR :P

greg57: "I'm interested, but no I don't have 37 minutes"

...I'd argue that if you have time to read and write to a DPReview comments section, you probably do have 37 minutes ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 01:01 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: Just out of interest, how many different mounts does Leica now have? Quickly I count five different ones:
1. M39 (screw mount)
2. M
3. R bayonet
4. T
5. SL

Both the M39 and M-mount can be adapted to the T-mount and SL-mount (or other mirrorless m43/e-mount...etc) right? But are the the T and SL incompatible with each other?

@Leandros S
"Lenses that were available for the APS-C Leica T are now to be known as TL. Full-frame lenses, like the one you see here, are known as SL lenses. The T-mount is now known as the L-mount. Confused yet?"
-Looks like you're right! L-mount is a re-named T-mount. APS-C lenses will be called TL, and FF will be called SL.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 07:36 UTC
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Rob Sims: Can someone explain the practical use of this lens which isn't already well covered?

-With 5-axis IBIS stabiliser and already amazing high ISO available (hello Sony A7sII), surely the extra stop of light vs. a good F2.0 doesn't make sense for the weight, size, cost trade-off? (image quality still unknown)
- Or if is it just for obscenely narrow DoF that this is marketed? Couldn't you just go lighter, smaller, and cheaper F2.0/200mm? (and perhaps also gain AF which is more or less required for Nikon/Canon users)

...honestly curious to know your thoughts.

@M Jesper
- Yup, I suspect that's true... certainly it made front page of dpreview and host of other sites!

@Ricard Murdey
Good thoughts, although I think you rightly identified that the extreme shallow DOF might be a problem in that case... also I feel the size and weight may render the set-up unworkable for handheld use!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 07:22 UTC
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