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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On article YoCam is world's smallest waterproof 'life' camera (26 comments in total)

Had been looking about for these kind of 'life-cams' before xmas and found the YoCam and backed it. Looking forward to it arriving. Also the Narrative 2 looks cool, hoping to see what thats like also.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 20:11 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Curious about the resulting RAW file

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 09:22 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article SLR Magic announces CINE 50mm F1.1 (63 comments in total)
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Franck Bender: I'll be eagerly waiting for the reviews on that one. Apart from the virtual impossibility to focus it accurately wide open, it must have a very unique look.
It does look very plasticky, though.

I agree, I think $350 makes this a winner for the FE cameras regardless.

I'm not holding out massive hope for sharpness etc.. but shouldn't be an issue if used as designed (for video).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 04:05 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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futile32: Curious about the 28mp sensor, but not much else.

balls i guess i miss read and blended in the rumor of the a6100. oh well

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 07:34 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)

Curious about the 28mp sensor, but not much else.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
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Mathias Japri: why would sony design a "wart" viewfinder like that... is it just me? :(

I own and have used and abused my RX100III for a while now, the EVF is pretty robust. However I'm not a fan of having to pull it forwards etc.. but its a minor complaint next to not having an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
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Mike CH: Sonys scattershot approach to product design strikes again?

Seems like a logical step to me. Although I'd semi expected the RX range to lead the testing-ground a little. So would have been nice to see some further advances before this got released.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:01 UTC

I own the original RX1 and love it, but have to admit I ended up using my NEX7 more cause of the EVF, and now my A7RII. This new version is really tempting, it literally is the perfect setup for my needs.. 35mm F2 (all I want), 42mp (perfect), improved AF (old one was terrible).

If this behaves exactly like the A7RII but with a fixed 35mm f2 then I may sell up and just get this (video is not a priority for me).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:34 UTC as 203rd comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (390 comments in total)
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futile32: I'm guessing there is no RAW file if its a composite? Might be interested in it otherwise.

yeah we will have to wait and see. I'm hopeful that they might retain the raw data at least, otherwise its not that useful for many.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
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Mssimo: So is this a 10mm Full frame lens?

yeah looks like it, should be very interesting. Not seen a 10mm before

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 22:27 UTC
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Rod McD: These look good, but what of the corner issues that have plagued UWA short registration lenses on the A7 cameras? No mention....?

I guess we'll have to wait and see.. That said my Voigtlanders perform perfectly on my A7RII.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 22:26 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (390 comments in total)

I'm guessing there is no RAW file if its a composite? Might be interested in it otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 15:35 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Over at 'Sony AlphaRumors' They are talking about 'Lossless Compression'. Which means Sony RAW files will still be compressed.

Now what's the truth, as Sony Alpha Rumours proved to be right more then once and managers at Sony proved to be more then once they were lying in favour of marketing their products.

@Robert98 Depending on the load this takes on the processor, I'd almost prefer Uncompressed if it keeps things snappy. That said the buffer will almost certainly fill quicker.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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marc petzold: A7S Mark II comes with uncompressed RAW Option, A7R II via Firmware Update.

Proof: by the Phoblographer (A7S Mk. II Preview)

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2015/09/15/first-impressions-sony-a7s-mk-ii/

"in a meeting today with Sony’s engineers we were told that by enabling this setting, the files literally become twice as large. So if a file is 24MB, 14 bit uncompressed RAW will allow for a 48MB file"

So I guess that confirms that they mean Fully 'Uncompressed'. Which I'm actually fine with, but would have been nice to see a Losslessly compressed option (but not if its slowed the camera down).

Either way, great news.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 19:43 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (368 comments in total)
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dosdan: I know DPR's policy is to use ACR because of its market dominance, but doesn't ACR incorporate undisclosed "optimisations" that vary with the ISO? Because if it does, then the results of this test will be affected, perhaps significantly.

A test of ISO100 vs ISO1600 (4stops) should be performed using both ACR and RawTherapee (an open-source raw converter whose neutral processing behaviour is verifiable). If there is no difference, fine.

I'm not against raw converter optimisations if they can be disabled when required. But if they are present in ACR and can't be disabled, then this is not a test of "true" ISO invariance, but of "real world" behaviour i.e. what ACR has been specifically designed for, with ISO100 shots expected to need less noise optimisation than ISO1600+ shots.

Dan.

I just had a look at the iso100 raw in RawTherapee and the artefacts are more pronounced.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 22:37 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (368 comments in total)
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futile32: I own the A7R and A7RII, but thankfully have yet to see these compression artefacts?

Am I right in saying that they only appear when you severely push a shot in Post production?

I see. I suppose its sad that the issue is there, but I don't believe I'll ever see it or have it affect me in what I do. I do push my landscape shots a little, but am usually no more than 2-3 stops, I guess its good to know not to try much beyond that in high contrast scenarios.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (368 comments in total)

I own the A7R and A7RII, but thankfully have yet to see these compression artefacts?

Am I right in saying that they only appear when you severely push a shot in Post production?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 20:28 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
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Saintiwari: Rishi and others,
This stooping down behaviour of the camera that you noted, is only when you set it up for live view preview of your exposure...
What if you don't set it up like that for low light? What happens then?
Thanks

Interesting, I wasn't aware it was possible to have a shift in focus from an aperture change. Guess I got some reading to do.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 15:53 UTC
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Horshack: Question for Rishi or A7rII owners - Does the A7rII stop down the aperture when Exposure Preview is enabled, like on previous A7 generation bodies? (Sony calls it "Live View Display - Setting Effect ON"). If so, this would mean AF performance still degrades when smaller apertures are used.

Yeah I was playing with the setting of "Priority Set in AF-C" from Balanced to Release, but didn't seem to help.

Hopefully they will fix this, or at least give the option to choose. Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 07:50 UTC

@Rishi

You mentioned that from initial tests subjects moving towards the camera with Continuous AF and Continuous Drive can result in a number of OOF shots in the middle of the series...

I'm curious if you guys intend to measure the EVF lag... cause at least on the A7R I would routinely experience lag of upto 250ms... and I had a feeling it was partially to blame for slightly backfocused shots (when subjects came toward the camera).

I'd be curious if (1) you guys think thats likely, and (2) if the A7RII is much better in that respect. I'm assured in the forums it more of an AF speed issue, but the shutter lag feels like a possible culpret.

At least so far in my A7RII usage, I've not noticed the same kind of lag, although I have yet to shoot fast action.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 07:44 UTC as 110th comment
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