Stu 5: Still not going to cure the problem that the RF lenses do not perform well on the A7 to start with though due to short lens flange.
To M Jesper: "Those microlenses better work".Unfortunately they cannot compensate too much for multiple reasons.1. The camera must primarily deliver good results for FE-mount designed lenses2. Anything optimized for one particular wide angle would make it suboptimal for lenses of longer focal length.3. Compensation is also a matter of firmware correction. Leica achieves acceptable results with lens encoding system for their own recent model lenses. Sony simply won't support or recognize third party lenses in this way.
The mobile version of the forum is welcome.The text editing on iPhone and iPad is still seriously broken since the introduction of your "improved" editor.
If they'd only release a Monochrom competitor, I would be all over it.
I've read the camera guide discussing the different types, and was astonished that so much of the information about mirrorless systems is out and out false!
What is with this list of disadvantages?
* "Fewer models / brands to choose from" -- Fewer brands? Panny,Oly,Sony,Canon,Nikon,Pentax,Samsung is fewer?* "Limited continuous ('burst') shooting capabilities" -- is 10 fps limited? This implies bad burst speeds to the uninformed* "Electronic viewfinders cannot match the clarity of a good optical finder"-- this may be still marginally true, but there is no mention of the exposure/effect preview benefits of EVFs to counter this"Current models offer relatively poor low-light performance"-- this isn't defensible given comparable results for the same sensor sizes on DSLRs.
Also, I realize RX1 is new, but the flat out statement that FF is only available in DSLR format, is just not the case. Is this recycled text from years ago?
tesilab: Mr Butler: the extended preview seems indicate that Sony has explicitly stated that the peaking feature was purposely modified to be available only for focus-assist magnified view. Do I read that right?
It seems like a terrible mistake, and the rationale doesn't make sense in my experience using the feature on NEX with truly shallow DOF lenses. Also I asked a Sony rep about this at a B&H event, and he claims an engineer has told him this would be "fixed".
Can you please tell us how you came by this information?
Admittedly, wider angle lenses show more peaking effect, all things being equal, to the point of being useless. But it is still useful wide open at 24mm, and equivalents aside, it is better at 35mm due to longer focal length.
I use magnification to confirm critical focus all the time, but for *zone* focusing, taking away peaking robs us of the best tool we have on modern lenses to quickly arrive at the approximate focus. Also it is effective to tweak the jpeg settings (while shooting raw) to minimize activating the effect by lowering contrast, sharpness, and also lowering the peaking level.
Sony ought to make this feature available to those of us who gain a real benefit.
Mr Butler: the extended preview seems indicate that Sony has explicitly stated that the peaking feature was purposely modified to be available only for focus-assist magnified view. Do I read that right?
HeyItsJoel: I really don't see the big deal people make of GPS in cameras. Will it give you turn by turn directions on how to get somewhere? I mean really, who cares where the exact pinpoint location you took a particular shot? Are you going to come back to that exact same spot again in the future to take the exact same shot 5 years later? No.
Why is there EXIF data in an image file? We never had that with negatives? Why do we tag our images? Organize them in sets? Post them on websites? Many of these extraneous features have become mandatory for some of us. I like being able to browse my images by location.
I hope Mr Molyneux will read these comments. There is NO contradiction between touch screen operation and the EVF. Touch-shutter is a critical tool for a certain style of photography. It simultaneously establishes both when to shoot and where to focus. It is also criticalyl for discreet street photography.
But many of us require an EVF for all those occasions where the LCD simply won't work, when we either need a steadier hold on the camera, or the LCD is unreadable in bright sun.
Sam Carriere: It is incredibly disappointing that support for the Fujifilm X-Pro1 is not included. Do we blame Adobe or Fuji or both?
The de-mosaic algorithm for the XPro-1 sensor is something non-trivial. Even Fuji's algorithm still has room for improvement. I take it that is what is holding up the LR support.
Erik Johansen: I'm afraid "someone" at FujiUK promise too much.........
Fact is: No FW-update in the world can solve this problem. Can Fuji take the cost of change of the sensor?
My guess is that they will announce a free "fix" to anyone who has a camera that suffers from the problem. (Even though they all do.)Anyone who returns their camera will receive a new one with some kind of hardware fix. Most X10 owners will do nothing, having heard nothing, or not encountered the problem, or not think it is a problem, not want to part with the camera, or are too lazy to upgrade. Fuji will have established a reputation for supporting their brand, at not too outrageous a cost.
Sivashankar: The slider controls are way too small. We want a faster workflow. Instead of having to blink our way to the required control, it will be good if it's a little more prominent. Also shading the control groups in different colors (mildly varying and soft) will help us get to the controls faster.
I correct myself. There *is* such a solution:
Hmm, there are midi control panels with knobs and sliders. For example, I have a Novation Nocturne panel with Automap software. It makes sense with all these controls for Lightroom to support Midi control panels.
yukonchris: As good as this camera appears to be, there are rumours that Samsung is working on an EVIL camera with a 36mm square sensor. I'm going to wait a little and see. Imagine a larger than "full-frame" sensor in a mirrorless design?
Besides, a sensor with a square format, such as was found in the days of 6x6 film cameras, is a wonderful concept because it makes much better use of the image circle produced by any given lens. It also allows you to turn a photo on its side without loosing anything, and without having to do so first in camera - a real boon for those who often use tripods.
Frankly, I'm not sure why Sony, and Nikon chose to go with the shorter and longer form factor sensors in their cameras at all, unless they ultimately value video over still frames. Squarer sensors have always offered a more efficient use of the lens image circle. In fact, it is that height to width ratio that helps make the 4/3rds format as attractive as it is compared to APS-C.
If you want to make efficient use of the image circle, then make the sensors round! What about those odd shaped hoods that are designed to block light from above but not vignette image? Or those compact wide angles whose rears protrude into the mount, with protruding tabs that assume the sensor is not square?
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How did this end up in my viewfinder?
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