Sonylover1

Sonylover1

Lives in Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Works as a CEO
Joined on Feb 4, 2007
About me:

Insanely interested in photography, especially astronomi, birds, landscape and strange "motifs".

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1532 comments in total)
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Sonylover1: Comic.
800E looks better - and less moire.
Sony A7R kicks them both.
End of story.

If I had Sony A7R sensor in my old trustworthy Canon 7D I could go on for 10 years still to come. The 7D is my all-favourite for action-photo.
My RX100 for street.

I think you shouldnt by a new camera more than 2 times in a decade.

@EricCul and HFLM.
This was a spontaneus comment after an extensive analyse of the DP testchart.
My point is that 810 isnt THAT good so you throw your 800E and the A7R over board. IT has other advantages.
D200 was a major step from D70 as was D700 over D200.
The D90 and D300(s) wasnt a Giant leap.
Canon 30D, 7D and 5DIII plays out all the other versions.

Sony did a smart thing - on the same platform releasing 3(!) different cameras - two of them extreme in their respective usage.

P.S I am to old to be a fan boy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1532 comments in total)

Comic.
800E looks better - and less moire.
Sony A7R kicks them both.
End of story.

If I had Sony A7R sensor in my old trustworthy Canon 7D I could go on for 10 years still to come. The 7D is my all-favourite for action-photo.
My RX100 for street.

I think you shouldnt by a new camera more than 2 times in a decade.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 21:15 UTC as 140th comment | 8 replies
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (218 comments in total)
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Sonylover1: Tammy looks VERY nice on a 5D III with f8 on 600 mm.
Compare it with Canon 200-400 with 1,4 extender at 560 mm f8.
It is not a 10x times difference as of price...

DP must have a crappy 100-400 copy.
The 100-400 at infinity or long range is superior in comparasion to many other zooms/ cheap fixed lenses.

I have "stalked" everything written and published about the Tamron 150-600. I am impressed of what I see and I think you could do nothing wrong with this lens. If you have some newer camera then its no issue with "struggling AF" either.

Look at
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/01/tamron-150-600-telezoom-shootout#more-17144
and
http://www.lenstip.com/403.4-Lens_review-Tamron_SP_150-600_mm_f_5-6.3_Di_VC_USD_Image_resolution.html

You see that Tamron is as good as 400 mm wide open stopped down to F 8,0 at 600mm. Therefore Lensrentals graph is a bit misleading because they only show 600 mm wide open.
It is absolutely a Bargain.

And yes, I think its better than my Sigma 120-300 with 2.0x TC but I can add that I have made some tremendous sharpening in Lightroom on pics taken with that combo. Could I choose today I would buy the Tamron however.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (218 comments in total)
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Sonylover1: Tammy looks VERY nice on a 5D III with f8 on 600 mm.
Compare it with Canon 200-400 with 1,4 extender at 560 mm f8.
It is not a 10x times difference as of price...

DP must have a crappy 100-400 copy.
The 100-400 at infinity or long range is superior in comparasion to many other zooms/ cheap fixed lenses.

You can get shoots sharp at all focals with changes on the Microadjustment but in the "heat" you dont start to change it.
An example without Extender:
F 2.8
20 meter: MA -3, 100 meter: MA -5. Infinty: MA -5
F 4.0
20 meter: MA +2, 100 meter: MA 0, Infinity: MA -3
F 5.6
20 meter: MA 0, and the same for the other ranges.

In between you have F 3.2 and 4.5 and they also need some different MA.
So I have decided for fixed MA depending on or without Extenders, Canon 7D has good memory...and just keep in mind witch F to use for best result

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 07:06 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (218 comments in total)
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Sonylover1: Tammy looks VERY nice on a 5D III with f8 on 600 mm.
Compare it with Canon 200-400 with 1,4 extender at 560 mm f8.
It is not a 10x times difference as of price...

DP must have a crappy 100-400 copy.
The 100-400 at infinity or long range is superior in comparasion to many other zooms/ cheap fixed lenses.

Hi Higuel.
The 120-300 is a very competent lens.
With 1.4x you get splendid sharpness at 5.6 - on par or better than Canon 100-400 at 400mm/5.6. But if you try it wide open at 4.0 it will be soft.
The 2.0x extender is more difficult. You can get good sharpness at 7.1 but to be sure you have to use 9.0 or 11.0.
It has something to do with the MicroAF you need with the Sigmalens.
I have been conducting extensive testing on all focals with and without extenders at range 20m, 100m and "infinity".
Sharpest on all ranges is it bare at 5.6 MA=0, 1.4x at 5.6 with MA=-5 and 2.0x at 9.0 with MA=+ 5.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 07:05 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (218 comments in total)
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Sonylover1: Tammy looks VERY nice on a 5D III with f8 on 600 mm.
Compare it with Canon 200-400 with 1,4 extender at 560 mm f8.
It is not a 10x times difference as of price...

DP must have a crappy 100-400 copy.
The 100-400 at infinity or long range is superior in comparasion to many other zooms/ cheap fixed lenses.

Indeed.
Sigma had a 100-300/4 which a used until I bought Canon 100-400. They could scale it up to a 300-600/5.6 and I will buy it for 6-7 K.
The Sigma 120-300/2.8 I have is very sharp but as soon as you put an extender on it you must give up F-steps, 420mm at 5.6 and 600mm at 9.0. Therefore a short FL 300-600/5.6 would be a Killer.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:58 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (218 comments in total)

Tammy looks VERY nice on a 5D III with f8 on 600 mm.
Compare it with Canon 200-400 with 1,4 extender at 560 mm f8.
It is not a 10x times difference as of price...

DP must have a crappy 100-400 copy.
The 100-400 at infinity or long range is superior in comparasion to many other zooms/ cheap fixed lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 19:28 UTC as 58th comment | 9 replies
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)

Otus killer?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 15:36 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)

I voted for RX100 although it is NOT the best camera 2012. Nikon D800E is probably the "best" camera.
The poll is wrongly done when you compare DSLR with fixed lens and fixed zoomlens small cameras. Better to polll most " innovative" or like.

I have used RX100 for three months and find it very competetive compared to my 7D at wide angle and in low-light. It is my choice for best Compact!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 07:01 UTC as 556th comment

I dont get it?
Is Canon joking with us?
How can the new 35/2 cost three times the old one - is it sooo good?

And I hope they send for free the new lenscaps!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 19:10 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Franco8: Evidence that Sony must spend a fortune in advertising with this magazine.
A compact camera with a zoom the new Canon 1GX is a leap above any other camera
Olympus Pen series cameras, with Nikon Canon Pentax etc all have dust issues and they a shutter protecting the sensor, with Olympus the sensor is fully exposed yet they do not have that issue due to there patented dust reduction system. this is a leap in technology.
what about these new lenses on the market 18~200, 18~270 or 18~300 even though they are not pro lenses, they are pretty good quality, this would have been impossible to manufacture several years ago.
all the above should be above the Sony.

Anyone thinking Canon G1x is a compact camera either must have gigant hands or never seen the RX100...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 06:45 UTC

Yes DP.
I had some thoughts why you didnt give the RX100 your Gold Award...

This camera is a huge leap in the world of photography. You missed it.

Then in return, I am very impressed with the guts and balls with Sonys R&D. They deserve credit for their pushing the limit attitude!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 10:06 UTC as 125th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review article (187 comments in total)

Never in human history did we have this huge range of fine cameras!
Another Silveraward - and I dont doubt its well deserved.

I think the studioshot is so-so. I would like DP to take real-life samples that are more or less consistent ( same F, iso, range and focal lenght). According to the studioshot my RX100 slap LX7 on the face.

I had the Panny TZ7 and was very happy with build quality. The TZ10 was another story... Therefore I turned back to Sony and I think RX100 is built like a brick. I hope LX7 didnt get the plastic disease..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 05:53 UTC as 47th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)
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Sonylover1: continued (pros)

Clear image zoom is a old but genius idea - works tremendeus well.
And last the Lens ring. Here DP missed whats good when it is stopless - no clicks. You can make movies and alter speed, F:s, zoom and so on without getting a lot of clicksounds. Excellent.

IQ? Cant beat my 7D but it is close and this is all that matters. I can use it as my sneak - travel -always -ready- for -action -camera.

How come Oly XZ1 and Canon G12 got a Gold award back in 2011?
Sony has made a Giant leap with RX100 - they should be rewarded!
But never mind - I can recommend it for any Compactcamera afficionado.

Ok , Richard. I cant compare my experiences with yours and It comforts me to hear you used one month to test RX100. DP has always been my nr 1 guidance for camera test but the former verdicts Recommended and Highly recommended was more appropriate for Conclusions. I did find your test very balanced but this time I bought the camera before reading the review. Thanks for your thoughts and answer!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 20:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)

continued (pros)

Clear image zoom is a old but genius idea - works tremendeus well.
And last the Lens ring. Here DP missed whats good when it is stopless - no clicks. You can make movies and alter speed, F:s, zoom and so on without getting a lot of clicksounds. Excellent.

IQ? Cant beat my 7D but it is close and this is all that matters. I can use it as my sneak - travel -always -ready- for -action -camera.

How come Oly XZ1 and Canon G12 got a Gold award back in 2011?
Sony has made a Giant leap with RX100 - they should be rewarded!
But never mind - I can recommend it for any Compactcamera afficionado.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:36 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)

High and lows.
I cant understand the bashing going around about the RX100...

I had F828 , fantastic 8 mp camera with Zeiss T- lens.. It was a milestone for Sony.
Then I bought the R1, also a fantastic camera with Zeiss, 10 mp, missed the filming but liked the peculiar placing of the LCD.
Moved forward to Canon 40D and then to 7D - camera that stands for itself when you want reach, fast AF, resolution .

Have also used Pany TZ20 and 30 which was worse than its older sister.

Now I am a owner of Sonys new milestone - the RX100. Is it good? You bet!

Cons: to small for my fat 7D-used fingers. But I will get used to it.
They obviously lied about the ability to see the Backlit LCD in bright sunlight.
You cant place your camera 2 cm from the object as with Pany TZ:s.

Pros: I cant describe all...
Wonderful executed user GUI - you cant miss as in Canon 7D.
Packed with features. And they are fun! HDR, Miniature, Panorama, Stacked and so forth. Sturdy topwheel - you dont turn it on accident.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:34 UTC as 37th comment

Ouuch!
Canon really disappoint me...

EF adapter is as bad as Sonys adapter to NEX.
New lenses to buy - no way.
The industries are just building up another consumer segment instead of merging DSLR to the mirrorless future.
Sony A77 is still the king and NEX7 , or Oly MP5 , the best small form cameras.

Amazing that Canon let Sony to pass them (Exmor...)and dragging Nikon past to ( sensor)!

Canon is still the best lensmaker and more priceworthy than the others. Shame they didnt exploit it in their new mirrorless compact.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 07:29 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On Baden-Baden,Trinkhalle in the Tribute to Eugène Atget (B/W only) challenge (1 comment in total)

I was in the progress to disqualify this entry, but due to voting was alreday on and the fact that the photo is very compelling, I didnt.

I really like the composition!

mike

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:59 UTC as 1st comment
On alone at night in the Tribute to Eugène Atget (B/W only) challenge (8 comments in total)

Congratulations!

Very nice work.

Mike

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:55 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On ChallengeEntry:496597 (1 comment in total)

A lot of the contributors obviously cant read.
I wanted standing (portrait) orientation.
But I will not disqualify any pictures just for the sake of orientation.

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 19:08 UTC as 1st comment
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