futile32

futile32

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 2, 2004
About me:

Mamiya RZ67 Pro II.
Bronica SQA.
Fuji GS645S.
Fuji GSW690III.
Agfa Billy Record (6x9).

Canon G9.

Contour HD.
GoPro HD Hero 1.

Minolta 404si.
Minolta 5.
Minolta 7.

Minolta 7D.
Sony A700.
Sony NEX5.
Sony NEX7.

Minolta 28mm f2.8.
Minolta 50mm f1.7.

Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f1.4.
Samyang 85mm f1.4.

Sigma 12-24mm f4-5.6.
Sigma 15mm f2.8.
Sigma 24-70mm f2.8.
Tamron 90mm 1:1 f2.8.
Tamron 70-300mm 1:2 f4-5.6.

Sony CZ16-80mm f3.5-4.5.
Sony CZ70-300mm f4.5-5.6 SSM.

Sony 20mm f2.8.
Sony 28mm f2.8.
Sony 50mm f1.4.
Sony CZ85mm f1.4.
Sony 135mm STF f2.8.

Sony 35mm f1.8 SAM.
Sony 50mm f1.8 SAM.
Sony 85mm f2.8 SAM.

Fujinon 25mm f1.4 CCTV.
Industar 69 28mm f2.8.
SLR Magic 28mm f2.8.
Fujinon 35mm f1.7 CCTV.
Konica 40mm f1.8.

Sony 16mm f2.8.
Sony 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 (black).
Sony CZ24mm f1.8.
Sony 50mm f1.8 OSS.

Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN.

Sony LA-EA1.
Sony LA-EA2.
Sony 2x Teleconverter.

Minolta 5600HS.
Sony F43AM.
Metz Mecablitz 15 MS-1.
Yongnuo YN-560 [x3].
Vivitar 285hv [x3].

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futile32: I'm curious how long it will take for Panasonic, Olympus and Sony to realize they can all do this today if they utilize IBIS with some smart coding.

Software Bokeh has gotten surprisingly good these days, I do envisage a z-map added to RAW files in the future to allow bokeh simulation / refocusing.

My Android phone has done a surprisingly good job of this for the last two years.

EDIT.. although its nice to see Pany taking another approach and doing some R&D.

Can be done by just moving left and right. Only senarios where this really isn't good is with glass objects in the shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 03:14 UTC
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cgarrard: Yay! Tiny sensors still have a legit place on the market. Would have been nice to see a BSI CMOS 1 1/7" sensor on this, even with say a max aperture range of f/2.8-4 instead of constant f/2.8. I think that would have been a tradeoff many would be willing to stomach. Regardless, the FZ200 was no slouch on IQ in any regard.

Carl

Yeah just looked at the Z200 vs the Sony RX100, its not too bad considering the sensor size, probably will make for a good Video camera at the least.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:48 UTC
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futile32: Is the 25-600mm a pre or post translated 35mm equiv figure? Its astonishing that its a f2.8 constant, I'm guessing the sensor must be tiny? Any ideas on its size?

Amazing to get 4k with that kind of Lens size for $600. Curious how it stacks up against the video quality from the Sony's that are now double the price.

sorry just found the other news item:
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)

Pretty small I guess, but its the IQ that counts.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:42 UTC

Is the 25-600mm a pre or post translated 35mm equiv figure? Its astonishing that its a f2.8 constant, I'm guessing the sensor must be tiny? Any ideas on its size?

Amazing to get 4k with that kind of Lens size for $600. Curious how it stacks up against the video quality from the Sony's that are now double the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:41 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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futile32: I always get this the wrong way round so correct me if I'm wrong, but "4:1 macro" would mean 4x life? Should it be "1:4 macro" ?

Yeah you're right that does help. I'll remember it. cheers

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:36 UTC

I'm curious how long it will take for Panasonic, Olympus and Sony to realize they can all do this today if they utilize IBIS with some smart coding.

Software Bokeh has gotten surprisingly good these days, I do envisage a z-map added to RAW files in the future to allow bokeh simulation / refocusing.

My Android phone has done a surprisingly good job of this for the last two years.

EDIT.. although its nice to see Pany taking another approach and doing some R&D.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:34 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies

I always get this the wrong way round so correct me if I'm wrong, but "4:1 macro" would mean 4x life? Should it be "1:4 macro" ?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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VisualFX: "Once-in-a-lifetime". This is very overused and getting old phrase. Just call it a "nice sunset", that actually will appear again on the next rainstorm. Also the image is highly over-processed. Nothing spectacular versus other sunset images.

but yes it is a nice sunset too

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
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VisualFX: "Once-in-a-lifetime". This is very overused and getting old phrase. Just call it a "nice sunset", that actually will appear again on the next rainstorm. Also the image is highly over-processed. Nothing spectacular versus other sunset images.

Well assuming you lived 80 years and started photographing sunsets at the age of 20 until the day you died. You'd have about 21,914 opportunities. Location, Weather and Seasons probably limit your chances of getting this scenario quite significantly though.

I think if you really spent your whole life trying you could absolutely get odds somewhere in the 1 in a million, so I'd say "once-in-a-lifetime" is probably an understatement but definitely not hyperbole.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 17:13 UTC
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RyanBoston: If he shot with an A7RII there would have been a rainbow with a unicorn flying over it. ;)

now now I don't think that's true. But he might not have had to bracket ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

Well, thats good news for Canon folk. Its a step up from what existed for them so far. Thats probably the main thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 19:13 UTC as 129th comment | 1 reply
On Sony: An eye on focus article (758 comments in total)

Would be cool if it could detect both eyes and then do hyperfocal or Aperture suggestion/override.

This tech just opens the door to alot of possibilities for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 02:07 UTC as 69th comment

If Hassy can work with Sony to get Medium Format out there that would be awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 15:06 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)
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Horshack: The studio scene is definitive proof that dpreview has an anti-Canon bias. Check out this 100% crop from the 5DS file:

http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-m6bhXrm/0/O/i-m6bhXrm.jpg

Oh no.. don't be holding up that A7RII review! Got that fella on preorder, wanna know if its a keeper!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 01:52 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)
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Horshack: The studio scene is definitive proof that dpreview has an anti-Canon bias. Check out this 100% crop from the 5DS file:

http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-m6bhXrm/0/O/i-m6bhXrm.jpg

@Richard Butler
too funny, it took me a second :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 21:40 UTC

I found out about the Swift letter through EOSHD...
http://www.eoshd.com/2015/06/can-taylor-swift-fix-canon/

too funny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 70th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)
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futile32: Anyone else seeing comments marked as 4months ago? on page 4/5 onward

yeah just figured that out, appologies. Confused the crap out of me

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 16:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)
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Frank C.: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-5ds-sr/7

100 ISO +6EV compare Nikon vs Canon

Nikon kills ANYTHING Canon

shame....Canon's got some pretty good glass

I guess it'll eventually be used on the A7R II

Canon to become Sony premier's lens supplier!

Wow that is quite a stark difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)

Anyone else seeing comments marked as 4months ago? on page 4/5 onward

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 16:14 UTC as 123rd comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)

Looks good to me, better than I think people suspected. Curious to see how it scored on DXO

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 15:54 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
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