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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caver3d: This is Sony caught with its pants down, frantically trying to keep up with Panasonic and the GH series - especially the amazing 4K GH4.

Personally, I would say Sony has the edge in terms of Lenses, purely based on the fact that the flange distance of the E mount means basically any lens can be used.

Because of the larger pixels we shouldn't have to worry about color shifts on the edges either.

The only major inconvenience is the fact you will need an external recorder for 4k. But given the price of the camera, and considering its full frame and able to use any lens, its a steal with or without 4k.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 04:01 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: The GH4 and the A7s are two totally different cameras. The GH4 is meant to be a universal solution. Average users could us it as an everyday hybrid camera. Pros could use it as a really nice 4K video camera.

The A7s is meant solely for pro videographers or more specifically pro wedding videographers. It will be incredible for low light with nice big full frame lenses. However, it will need to be tethered for 4K footage.

Both are great but neither is a true competitor for the other.

why wedding videographers specifically?

I've never seem one wanting to record to an external SSD. Seems to me this is more aimed at film makers. An area where Sony is loosing out to Canon and Panasonic (in the prosumer territory). Because of the successes with the 5D mk2/3 and the GH2/3. (Although arguably the success is more due to the custom firmwares available).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
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Lab D: The difference in low light between the 36mp D800E and current 16 and 12 MP full frame cameras is slight because according to DxO when you down size and image DR goes up and noise goes down. This is why the D800E gains 1 EV in DR when downsized in their tests.
My bet is the real reason for the low res sensor is HEAT. This is also the reason this 4K camera can't shoot 4K unless you buy extra stuff.

Likely more cost to be honest.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 03:55 UTC
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 news story (155 comments in total)
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EinsteinsGhost: " though the a5000 seems a natural extension of the NEX-5 line."

Not really. The a5000 is a natural extension of NEX-3 line.

good to know... any word on Focusing.. Phase pixels?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 02:04 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens news story (244 comments in total)

If this is anything like the 35mm its a winner. I could really do with replacing my old Sony/Minolta F1.4 and I've been hoping that Sigma got their ART formula on the 50mm. Will be waiting to see reviews.

Any news pricing and availability? Didn't see it above.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:43 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On Have Your Say: Best Enthusiast Zoom Compact of 2013 news story (57 comments in total)
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mike kobal: compact? RX100II of course, nothing else comes close.

I had to vote for the RX10, but I wouldn't really call it compact.

The RX100 v1 was revolutionary.. the v2 makes it better with the tilt screen, Shoe, NFC and WiFi. But I don't think it was 'new', just a v2 update. That said still awesome camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 23:48 UTC
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sbszine: I think the Sony A7 / A7r should be combined into one entry, as they are basically the same camera. (Not a partisan thing -- I voted for the E-M1 myself).

It'll work out in the end... 2 cameras could end up securing 2 top places and be more prestigious for Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 23:46 UTC

Took me a while to see the A7 and A7R.. listed as Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R.. Got there eventually.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 23:32 UTC as 66th comment
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom news story (193 comments in total)
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lescrane: Tamron posted MTF charts on their Europe site. Any comments??

http://www.tamron.eu/en/lenses/overview/single/product/sp-150-600mm-f5-63-vc-usd-5.html?tx_keproducts_pi6[cam]=&tx_keproducts_pi6[vc]=false&tx_keproducts_pi6[sp]=false

good to know. Look forward to the DxO review

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 22:06 UTC
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom news story (193 comments in total)
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dlkeller: If Tamron leaves the VC off this lens as they have their 18-270 PZD for Sony mounts I am through with their company forever! Otherwise, it is definitely on my wish list.

Its a pain that they don't include it anyway and allow the body to enable and disable it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom news story (193 comments in total)
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lescrane: Tamron posted MTF charts on their Europe site. Any comments??

http://www.tamron.eu/en/lenses/overview/single/product/sp-150-600mm-f5-63-vc-usd-5.html?tx_keproducts_pi6[cam]=&tx_keproducts_pi6[vc]=false&tx_keproducts_pi6[sp]=false

can't tell if its good or bad, anyone?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 21:30 UTC
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Lift Off: I have no idea who this man is, but if he is responsible for the RX1 and the A7, well, my hat's off to you, Sir.

The RX100, the RX1 and the A7 series.... This guy has steered Sony in the right direction. Well done sir, I can't wait to see whats next.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:48 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (499 comments in total)

best in class... silver.... 79%.... interesting....

I own the RX100, hands down an amazing camera pocketableness asside. My only quibble about using it for my everyday 'keepers' was no tilting display (for waist level shooting) and no EVF. Both of these objections have (sort of) been handled with the MK2. I do wish the EVF was part of the body, but I am still amazed at how they managed to fit in what they did. Can't have it all.

Seriously though, this camera should be graded for what it is intended for and for its target audience. To complain that it has too many options/filtering and no in-camera raw conversion is just a joke.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:17 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies

seems odd putting the alpha logo on it, can see lens mount confusion being rife with newcomers... unless they are also reading a nice offical speedbooster of their own.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:23 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Fantastic step forwards for cameras. I hope this puts pressure on other Brands to do the same. Pleasantly surprised that Samsung were the first to do this.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2013 at 20:28 UTC as 31st comment
On Aptina signs patent cross-license agreement with Sony news story (30 comments in total)

Good to see companies sharing the knowledge a little. Means only good things for the consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 15:28 UTC as 15th comment
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pureaxis: The Sony 70-400mm G is absolutely the best lens in its class, too bad Sony didn't update it with weather-sealing

curious why the 70-200mm hasn't been updated yet.

would the 70-200mm + 2x teleconverter be a better setup than simply a slower 70-400mm?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 06:13 UTC
On Canon reveals PowerShot Elph 330 HS, Elph 115 IS and A2500 news story (29 comments in total)

the 115 sounds like a step down from the 110? Whats going on with the exclusion of 1080p?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 06:42 UTC as 5th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended news story (282 comments in total)
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futile32: Question about old compact Film 35mm cameras. I remember when I was a little lad, my dad had a 35mm Olympus Film Camera. I think it was part of the Mju series.

The pictures were always pretty awesome, but I remember the lens being tiny, it made me think alot about today's lens size discussions revolving around APS-C (on the NEX) and FF (on this RX1). Was the old Mju lens just not as fast (aperture) or were they a lower class of Quality?

I guess I'm curious how they pulled off nice images back then with such a small package (perhaps it was just a time before pixel peeping).

I just dug up the model number, I think it was the Mju II from 1997, it had a 35mm f2.8 lens (I realise that is not f2), so I guess its all about the aperture?

Perhaps just tolerance for what was acceptable on Film compared to Digital today?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 17:04 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended news story (282 comments in total)

Question about old compact Film 35mm cameras. I remember when I was a little lad, my dad had a 35mm Olympus Film Camera. I think it was part of the Mju series.

The pictures were always pretty awesome, but I remember the lens being tiny, it made me think alot about today's lens size discussions revolving around APS-C (on the NEX) and FF (on this RX1). Was the old Mju lens just not as fast (aperture) or were they a lower class of Quality?

I guess I'm curious how they pulled off nice images back then with such a small package (perhaps it was just a time before pixel peeping).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 17:01 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
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