Viramati

Viramati

Lives in United Kingdom london, United Kingdom
Works as a heating engineer / photographer
Joined on Feb 21, 2008

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So having checked out my A7 and A7s I see the A7s already has an all metal mount which probably explains why one of my adaptors seems to be a much tighter fit on the A7s. I suppose over a long period of time the plastic mount could wear after a lot of lens changes but for the moment I will leave well alone

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 59th comment

I have the A7 and A7s and used to have a 2nd A7 and have never had any problem with any lens mounted on them. I am surprised the DPR advertise this product in this way. Also a good way to invalidate your warranty

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 62nd comment
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (200 comments in total)

Almost beats the leica 'Frankenfinder' for ugliness.
http://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Technical-Equipment/Viewfinder-Accessories/Universal-wide-angle-viewfinder-M

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 08:54 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

higher iso. great
better DR. Great
12mp. usable
Video is of no interest to me.
Will have to see what it costs

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 10:24 UTC as 45th comment

I can only cry at the suffering of the world.
Om Mani Padme Hum. May the great Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion watch over her , her family and all beings lost in the mire of greed, hatred and delusion. May her pictures help to bring an end to all suffering. Thank you for all you gave us

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 19:18 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

April 1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:19 UTC as 118th comment
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)

Sounds like a good time to buy a 2nd hand D600, free lifetime warranty on the shutter!!! and they are going cheaper because of this issue

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 26th comment
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Hwirt: Excellent lens that is ideally suited to the compact A7/A7r, not cheap but as usual you get what you pay for.

no get the CV 35/1.2 V2 which works very well on the A7 unlike the summilux

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
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yabokkie: > the sony-haters that the ZA lens have NOTHING to do with zeiss

they are bad by saying ZA lenses have everything to do with Sony?
praise Sony if a lens is good, blame Sony if it's not.
nothing to do with Zeiss who got their dirty money.

What is the matter with you?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
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Viramati: I have this lens on the A7 and I will so only one thing 'Stunning', equals and and probabaly betters the leica summilux 50 asph on the leica M (240)
Expensive!!!! the Leica costs £2700 so it is cheap by comparison

of course it is relevant as the leica M an the 50 lux are the nearest equivalent in size and performance and both are the only FF mirror-less cameras on the market. AS I own both I do feel that I can make a comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 07:27 UTC

I have this lens on the A7 and I will so only one thing 'Stunning', equals and and probabaly betters the leica summilux 50 asph on the leica M (240)
Expensive!!!! the Leica costs £2700 so it is cheap by comparison

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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Sannaborjeson: Dpreview forgot to mention it's shutter sound.
I own a7r and the shutter sound is just horrible. Can't believe Sony engineers managed to make it that loud without using gunpowder.

The A7 has a different shutter and is a lot quieter as it has an electronic first shutter

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 00:05 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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Viramati: impressive. If only it was FF I would leap on it

no it may not be magic but it is different for the reasons I gave above. the main ones being the difference in DOF and POV that you get from different sensor sizes it is nothing to do with IQ or pixel count. If fuji had made an 18mm lens that behaved exactly like a 28mm lens on FF I may well have stuck with the fuji and sold my Leica M and saved myself a load of money

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 09:09 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Fascination with retro will come to an end as soon as manufacturers find out that their new cameras are not selling any better than their predecessors.
The fake pentaprism on mirrorless camera is like a saddle on a cow. The 30 y.o. controls is a dead evolutionary branch, discarded in DSLRs many years ago. Fuji would have better return on investment if they finally made a good grip, which wouldn't require attachments, and touch screen LCD wouldn't hurt either.

It is not a matter of being retro as actually for some of us working photographers we find it more intuitive and a lot quicker to use analog type controls. I can see at a glance and change all my settings in a way that is a lot easier than doing it through a display. But hey we are all different with different needs

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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Viramati: impressive. If only it was FF I would leap on it

My working cameras are now the leica M and Sony A7. I also have the X-pro1 and fuji 35 and 14mm lenses. I am not sure that I agree that the A7 is a study in the ridiculous. I would like it to have the fuji and leica analogue controls but have to say that I find the A7 has no shutter lag (can't speak for the R) the menus are fine once customised. EVF is fine but then I use the native FE lenses. I love the fuji with the 35 (50) and 14mm (21) lenses but the 18mm (or 28mm equivalent) lens just distorted to much for my work (when shooting people the actual 18mm focal length exaggerates foreground perspective) and as the 28 is one of the prime focal lengths I use this was a real problem for me on a crop sensor. Also it is hard to get subject separation on the wide end with a crop sensor on the other hand crop sensors can be great of landscape work giving you more DOF. So it is not that I need FF because 'bigger is better' it is for distant working reasons

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:51 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

impressive. If only it was FF I would leap on it

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:24 UTC as 397th comment | 9 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)

The A7 along with the FE55 and 35 lenses is an awesome package for it's money and size. You really need to take some time to set the camera up and even after a couple of months I am still tweaking the settings and I can understand that a reviewer won't spend the time doing this. Yes the jpegs are not good at high iso but I only shoot RAW and am very happy with the high iso output. autofocus on the 55 can be a little sluggish in low light but that is really the only downside I can think of. I do miss not being able to see aperture and shutter speeds in an analogue way as I can on my leica M and fuji Xpro-1 but I can live with that (leica is mainly used for street work precisely for this reason). battery life is not good but hey it is a small camera and I just have to carry a couple of spares so no real problem. I do believe that most of the issues I have with the camera could be sorted with firmware updates
Anyway the A7 is a definite keeper for me and is now part of my working setup

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 10:04 UTC as 98th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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Charlie Lab: Good to finally have a full review up. I tend to agree that the "cons" were weighted more that I would have done, but overall a pretty fair assessment. I like what Sony has done with the A7/A7R and if I were buying a new camera today, it would be one of these. Not perfect, but very good for my style.

GREAT for landscape & street photography, natural light portraits, & using older manual-focus lenses. The accuracy of CDAF focus should be noted in addition to the slower focus compared to PDAF. Small/light weight FF such a huge plus.

NOT GREAT for fast action or sophisticated flash work. Limited glass selection means it is (temporarily) limited in native lens use.

I appreciate that the reviewers did not like the "feel" of the camera - as shown by the lowest score in "ergonomics and handling" - but also recognize this is the most subjective of sections, and the most customizable.

Overall, Sony deserves to be applauded for innovation, this pushes the art of Photography forward.

after using a Leica M the ergonomics of the A& are like being in heaven at least as far as the grip is concerned

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 19:13 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)

I have they A7 and FE55 and FE35 and am blown away with the results I'm getting from this little gem. I actually used it on a job last night along with my leica M and found that the A7 did most of the work. I personally give it a platinum award!!!
I would add that this is the first time that I have owned or used a Sony camera and that I mostly have used the Leica M system for my recent work both personal and professional

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 19:08 UTC as 146th comment | 1 reply
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses article (218 comments in total)

Potentially interesting but I find the HDR just to be overdone

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 07:28 UTC as 50th comment
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