Viramati

Viramati

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

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1201 comments in total)

Great camera but I will stick with my mkIII

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 113th comment

Looks interesting but not for me. Will stick to my Billingham Hadley pro

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:14 UTC as 6th comment
On Video Overview: Leica Q article (161 comments in total)

Come dpreview let's interview people who know what they are saying. In the UK the 28 summilux is £3979 and the Q is £2900 so the lens costs a third more

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 09:41 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (831 comments in total)

As the owner of mkII I would certainly like to have the benefit of 14bit uncompressed raw files but on the whole I find them to be very malleable 99% of the time though you do need to know how to get the best out of them in Lr5 which has some very advanced noise and detail control algorithms.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:44 UTC as 83rd comment
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (488 comments in total)
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WanderingEYE: Pretty much useless as a stills camera with only 12 MP.
Must be some kind of inverted snobbishness at work here, an "exclusive" camera for artists perhaps?
Not even real 4k.
The NX1 is a much better movie making tool, it has a touch screen too which is particularly useful for documentary shooting in unpredictable situations.

I only use this camera for stills photography and I t would take me to long to list all the reasons why. a superlative picture making tool

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 20:16 UTC
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Calvin Chann: Of the three, the only one that doesn't interest me is the 28. I've never really gelled with 28mm, much preferring 24mm. Look forward to seeing how they perform.

This is the only lens that really does interest me. Different strokes for different folks

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 14:08 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (488 comments in total)
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cbenge: I am a Unit photographer in the film industry and this camera is a game changer for me. It is totally silent, which enables me to discard my blimps. Usually around hour 8-9 I have a burning between my shoulder blades from my 21 pound Nikon in a blimp, and by hour 12 forward it is agonizing. With my 2 Sony7s I can get out of bed the next morning without any pain..

It is also less intimidating to my actors than the huge Nikon DSLR in a blimp.

by using the tip out screen I can get shots without climbing a ladder, I can shoot around a corner if I need to be more discrete.
I find that the low light capabilities are much more than my D4S Nikon offers.
I love this camera and I never shoot video, so I can not comment on that aspect.

I have large hands and found I needed the power grip for balance as well as the extra battery power.

I hear you. I used to be a set photographer in Italy in the 80's and early 90's and used to build my own Blimps. The A7s would have been heaven on earth for this work

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (488 comments in total)

another thing about the A7s is is the way it's files convert to B&W. it is something special

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 18:04 UTC as 110th comment
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (488 comments in total)
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Horshack: Great review. The extensive pages on dynamic range are very well done.

The only important note I'd add about the A7s is how much harder it is to manually focus vs the A7/A7r due to its lower-clarity Live View magnification and surprisingly, its much worse low-light Live View noise performance. It appears Sony is line-skipping for the A7s's LV feed ala the D800/D800E. I compared all three A7 bodies for MF here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54123743 and http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54128288

strange I find the low light live-view to way ahead of the it on my A7II and the A7 when i had that

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (488 comments in total)

I have this camera and the A7II and while it doesn't have phase detect Af on the whole I find it to be actually faster than the A7II to lock focus especially when the light gets low. By the way I only use it as a stills camera

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 113th comment
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Viramati: Great if the IBIS was reliable!! My A7II IBIS mechanism broke down after 3 weeks use and the camera has been with Sony now for over 3 weeks and they still don't have the part to fix it. Not fantastic

My Supplier has actually been very good and have given me a loan A7 and did offer to replace with a new A7II but Sony initially told me that their had been a production issue and my dealer only had another camera from the first batch they received and I preferred the idea of the repair

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 16:48 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)

Great if the IBIS was reliable!! My A7II IBIS mechanism broke down after 3 weeks use and the camera has been with Sony now for over 3 weeks and they still don't have the part to fix it. Not fantastic

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 10:50 UTC as 27th comment | 11 replies

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 60th 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 63rd 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 46th 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 (332 comments in total)

April 1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:19 UTC as 119th 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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