MisterHairy

MisterHairy

Joined on Aug 16, 2012

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  • When I replaced the mount, I left the original tensioning spring in place. That part was not replaced and the spring is not inadequate. The deflection was all due to the laminated mount as when I ...
  • Replied in Samples?
    The statement that the A7r mount is poorly specified is a pretty robust one to make, since there is well recognised  scope for excessive deformation. Equally, the statement that replacing it with ...
  • Replied in LOL...
    Good design is good design. Engineers use material properties to ensure parts are fit for purpose. The lens mount cannot support a light lens, the only thing that it has to do, so it is not fit ...
  • yes, I know. "Put" was ambiguous as it does not convey tense well. I was using it in the past tense, as in "which I was previously putting down to alignment/decentering, before I tried the new ...
  • Replied in LOL...
    But on good, well designed cameras, the mount is specified and designed to take those loads without deformation. It is not unnecessary strain, it is acceptable strain. Again, the 24-70/4 is not heavy.
  • Replied in Samples?
    You know what tenuous means, right?
  • Replied in LOL...
    What, you mean the situation where a well made camera can support a heavy lens with no deflection and remain as solid as a rock? I don't see you addressing that anywhere. In fact I see you ...
  • Replied in LOL...
    while the camera might be able to support such a lens, it does not seem like a smart thing to do. Not smart at all and just imagine what effect that the sloppy mount is having on the alignment ...
  • Yes, I did read it and muchof it was, at best, only tenuously linked to what I have been talking about so I addressed the parts which were relevant. We are not talking about how stable a tripod ...
  • Replied in Samples?
    Are you trying to suggest that I do not have an A7r camera with an improved mount? That seems to be your typical forum tactic when someone types something you don't like.
  • Replied in LOL...
    Totally agree.
  • Replied in LOL...
    *Sigh*. Back and forth. Yes yes, those heavy lenses come with their own tripod rings and feet and one would be well advised to use them. The 24-70/4 which is, after all, the lens which we are ...
  • Replied in LOL...
    No. The rest of his comment, which you edited out, makes good sense and will resonate with a great many photographers who have used cameras over the years which are sufficiently robust to support ...
  • Replied in LOL...
    There is no issue at all if the camera is designed properly. Then, the mount is strong enough to support the lens correctly. As mentioned (by myself and others), this is the norm for high quality ...
  • Why does there need to be any rebuttal? The guy knows what he is talking about and is actually correct. It is only the whiney "me me me" princesses who need affirmation of their personal ...
  • Replied in LOL...
    Amen to that!
  • You see, much of the argument coming from forum members against the replacement mount has been that empirically, nobody has seen a broken camera as a result of the slop in the mount. Fair enough, ...
  • Replied in LOL...
    So we are in agreement that Sony does not provide a sufficiently rigid mount to support the lenses which it classes as not requiring the additional support of a tripod mount. That's good.
  • Replied in LOL...
    No, which is why I modified my Sony camera to make it better. More fit for purpose, if you like. As for using the Zony 35/1.4 on the A7r on a tripod without something additional to support the ...
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