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 Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (545 comments in total)
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Scorpius1: The fact we even compare Sigma to Zeiss now shows how far Sigma have come!!Well done Sigma,

Loving these Art series lenses. Awesome work Sigma, seeing rumours of the 24mm and 85mm on the horizon. What a collection that will be. Hope they release a limited edition box set. Awesome!

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 05:37 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Lederhosen: Again with the complaints about the clickless wheel? Get over it, DPR. Some people like it, others don't. Your obsession with it is blinkered, subjective, and completely out of proportion. "The wheel does not click, therefore I cannot love this camera!" Please.

I'm with DPR on this.. Sony implemented an option on the RX10, it 'would have been nice' to have it on the RX100III also. Shame really, but no where close to a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 21:31 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

Something for the wishlist... would have loved the addition of a recessed 49mm thread on the lens. I got that magnetic polarizer on my RX100, and would prefer to have a screw on.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:17 UTC as 528th comment | 10 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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JaimeA: Wrong color, not sharp, this and that! Complaints.
My friend Tom (absolutely top images) explained it to me. You pestering fellows are probably using Microsoft Windows and the cheapest, not color balanced, uncalibrated displays or monitors. Use an Apple computer, or better, the Thunderbolt display for a true photographic experience. It will open a wonderland for you. Additionally you will get the truth. The Sony colors are the best there are to our eyes.
If you love photography do yourself a favor; use your brains and buy yourself a quality computer. Think of it as an essential part of your photo system and as important as the best camera or lenses you have. It will be a revelation.

"Use an Apple computer, or better, the Thunderbolt display for a true photographic experience"

hehe.... seriously! The Apple/PC arguments seem to pop up everywhere.

Use whatever you want, just understand the hardware you have otherwise you have no idea if what you are seeing is what it should be. PC or Mac it doesn't matter one bit. Fact!

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:12 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Donnie G: This Sony RX100 III makes more sense to me than any of the Nikon 1 series variants, and I think the price is right for its target audience. Good job Sony!

My RX100 is 20mp, and honestly it produces some amazingly clean shots. AF is probably the fastest of any camera SLRs included that I've used.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:09 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Everlast66: Wow, thats abso-f'ing-lutely great!
What an upgrade, they addressed exactly the right areas to make it a perfect walk-around camera.
As far as I am concerned, the right compromises have been made here!
Most happy about the faster tele end of the lens (Good Work Zeiss!), the new processor BionzX and EVF are a bonus. I have the original RX100, so the flippy screen and better ISO (backside iluminated sensor was added in M2) would be an upgrade for me as well.
What an evolution and all of this in under 2 years!

Exactly my situation / thoughts. Preordered right away to replace my RX100 M1. So impressed with what they have managed to evolve these RX cameras into in such a short time.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:04 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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SGN: on specification page :
External flash
Yes (via Multi-Interface Shoe)

This should be wrong because there is no 'Multi-Interface Shoe'!

If the onboard flash can act as a trigger that would be cool, but the hot shoe might have come in handy for audio to be honest.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:03 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Everlast66: Already Amazon top seller, not only in compact category, but all Digital Cameras:
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Digital-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/281052/

(it is a dynamic website, so might drop with time)

@GaryJP seriously.. that is at least the second time I've seen you write that. Seems like you are thinking about Sony users a whole lot. Not to mention this is a News thread about 'Sony', it seems a little funny that you would come here talking about Canon.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:01 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Not good to change the models so fast...There are so many rx100 and rx100ii in the markets. What will happen now?
why RX100 series change so fast??? What is wrong with it? is it a strategy or deficiency?

I think the RX range in general has beens Sony's Experimental range, but undeniably well received and successful. The fact of the matter is, the RX100 has certainly had a few variations in a short period, but really they have been welcome revisions and based on User Feedback. M2 adding the Tilting Screen, NFC, Wifi and Hotshoe. The M3 now bringing a faster lens and EVF.

Realistically you could argue they should have got it right the first time, or they should have held off on the M2 until the M3, but personally I love the pace Sony are moving at, I waited far too many Years waiting on Minolta and then Early-Sony. Its soooo awesome, they are pumping out inovation and new tech every few months.

I think the best thing really is that they are keeping the older revisions on sale, so there really is no down side of the user, If you don't want the lastest you can get the older 'still' for cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:33 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Digital Suicide: 24mm and ND filter... yay
Bye bye MK1, hello MK3

with yah

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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cgarrard: " The RX100 III has lost the hot shoe that was found on the RX100 II, though we imagine that most people will think the EVF was worth the trade-off."

Yes, its definitely worth the tradeoff. I've known no one that has ever used a full sized flash on a hotshoe on a compact camera.

Carl

Bought the sony Wireless Mic system for use on my A7R and it now won't be usable on this RX100M3. Thats kinda annoying, but true the EVF is a better trade off.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:26 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Jeff Fenske: DPReview, your reviews are very informative, and greatly appreciated, but you've been neglecting one key issue, which hasn't been fair to other cameras which do have good IMAGE STABILIZATION.

Whether it's improved or not, please cover Image Stabilization for still photos in your coming complete review, this time, since IS has been the RX100's achilles heel, as a commenter rightly called it — clearly subpar compared to probably all other compacts in this category.

IS is extremely important for compact cameras, which are almost always handheld, IS being the compact camera's tripod substitution.

Thank you.

I never noticed any issue with IS on my M1

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Gonini: its getting bigger and heavier, not nice

I own the RX100M1 and was tempted to upgrade to the M2 cause I wanted a tilting screen. I held off cause I heard rumors of the M3 having a built in EVF and that was - for me - the last piece of the puzzle which was missing.

I'm a little sad that the hotshoe is gone, but honestly I don't know what I'd use it for on the RX100 type body. Asside from maybe my wiresless Sony Mic I now own. Sad they removed it, but I'm still getting the M3, the EVF was a seriously good addition.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:22 UTC
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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 article (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 article (245 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 84th comment | 1 reply
On Have Your Say: Best Enthusiast Zoom Compact of 2013 article (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
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