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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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 article (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 article (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 article (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 (507 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 131st 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 article (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

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 article (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 article (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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JDThomas: I just saw the pricing for this lens. $1300?!? Not for a Tamron, no way. Drive this baby off the lot and it depreciates by 40%. I'll keep the Nikon thanks. VC is nice to have, but it's not a necessity especially with the way Nikons perform in low-light these days.

The Nikon 24-70 is a killer lens, with a better build and IQ, and you always know that you can resell your Nikon lens without losing too much.

meh, personally if it'll get me 99% of the quality at 60% of the cost, Its a good thing.

It means one very important thing, I'm not worried about it being stolen or smashed, and I relax and just take photos with it (like it's a tool and not a baby).

Plus, there is something really nice about finding a lens that is cheaper but as good as the competition. The hidden Gems.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 22:54 UTC
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Shield3: Where is this in Sony Alpha mount?

according to the PR it does exist: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/tamron/news/new-tamron-sp-24-70mm-zoom-nikon-canon-and-sony

wonder if it has the quiet motor and the Image Stabilisation though

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 22:49 UTC
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marike6: The guys over at CrisisLab did a comparison video of 4 popular standard zooms - this lens, and the 24-70s from Canon, Nikon and Sigma. It's one of the best (and funniest) comparison videos I've ever seen. Highly recommended.

http://nofilmschool.com/2012/11/canon-nikon-sigma-tamron-24-70mm-lens-shootout/

too funny. But heart goes out to the fallen lenses. Painful to watch.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 22:47 UTC

is the HSM available on the Sony mount?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 16:54 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On A Serious Rangefinder Compact Camera article (137 comments in total)

If the NEX7 had an OVF and Full Frame Sensor. There is little else I would want from a Camera (ever).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 23:30 UTC as 98th comment
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JordanAT: I wasn't impressed by the 4k, but 120fps at 720 is something that is interesting. Now if they could just put it into a non point-n-shoot case format.

I also picked up the Sony, the IQ is better than my first gen GoPro and the Contour. I'm very impressed with the speed of exposure change, and accuracy with WB, but as you say its a shame they didn't squeeze 1080p60 into the features.

I have a feeling it may be to do with the lack of AVCHD and choice to go with the MP4 container. Perhaps there was some limitation here.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 20:36 UTC
On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)
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Entropius: Sony's saying that Olympus can learn from their expertise in optics? I sure as hell hope not. Most of the NEX lenses are by reputation awful, and the folks that I know that have Sony DSLR's mostly use Sigma glass (although, to be fair, there *are* a few decent Sony lenses out there).

Meanwhile, Olympus has made quite a few lenses that are truly exceptional for their price, size, weight, and class:

ZD 50/2, ZD 150/2, ZD 14-35/2, ZD 35-100/2, ZD 12-60, ZD 50-200, ZD 9-18, mZD 45/1.8, mZD 12/2, mZD 75/1.8, mZD 60/2.8...

Let's hope Sony learns something from Olympus about optics, not the other way around! Olympus has already benefited quite a lot from that new Sony sensor in the EM-5...

@Entropius Obviously you've never used Sony/Minolta/Zeiss glass, so I find your comment a little pointless. I don't doubt that Olympus have decent lenses, but you shouldn't dis-regard Sony's based on heresay. If they were really that bad, Sony wouldn't have survived in this business.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 23:20 UTC
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