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 Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)
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Scrozzy: Did anyone else play the drinking game where you have to take a shot every time he says "disruptive"?

funny that no-one complained when Jobs used to say it every other sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 23:16 UTC
On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)
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achim k: "We believe that a user who buys a camera with an OLED EVF is concentrating on the shooting experience and wants to have everything at their fingertips by direct button control. We believe their interest in touchscreen capability is far less than the user who shoots with the camera held at arm's length"

...yes, I agree, but nevertheless would be happy to use the dark touchscreen-display to select the AF-point while looking through the EVF!!

EVF and touchscreen is no contradiction!

Personally I see no benefit to using touch screens on cameras with this level of control (in their current form). In general, I have not found any touch experience so far, that is quicker than using peripherals. I speak of Game Controllers, Mice and Cameras.

For me at least, touch devices slow me down.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 23:12 UTC
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T3: Good to see that it's image stabilized.

missed that, thanks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 04:30 UTC

Thing of beauty. But lack of phase detection and built in VF, and the inclusion of focus-by-wire means its not for me. So close though. Dashed my dreams.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 04:29 UTC as 60th comment

35mm F1.8 sweet

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 04:02 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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JackM: Comparisons to the G1X or X10 are invalid, those are cameras for people who want a viewfinder, a hotshoe, more external controls, and a bigger grip. Completely different class of camera. A valid comparison would be to the similarly pocket-intended S100, which the RX100 roundly trounces, at least on paper.

When Canon puts the G1X sensor into a compact ("S1X"?) then we can talk about that.

@tkbslc

Fair point, but you could argue that most will settle of the best compromise across all those factors. As nothing is ever everything you want.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 14:51 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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JackM: Comparisons to the G1X or X10 are invalid, those are cameras for people who want a viewfinder, a hotshoe, more external controls, and a bigger grip. Completely different class of camera. A valid comparison would be to the similarly pocket-intended S100, which the RX100 roundly trounces, at least on paper.

When Canon puts the G1X sensor into a compact ("S1X"?) then we can talk about that.

I agree.

Not that those things wouldn't be welcome, oh hang on they are already on my NEX7 like they should be, and wait a minute its body is comparable in size to the G1x.

http://www.sizeasy.com/page/size_comparison/34784-Canon-G1x-vs-Canon-G10-vs-Sony-NEX7-Body-vs-Sony-RX100-vs-Canon-S100

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 14:50 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Interesting that it uses same sensor size as Nikon 1 system. Coincidence? I don't believe it is, Sony and Nikon have had a long partnership regarding sensor development. Of course 20MP is not necessary in such a camera, but pixels sell, no doubt. Will be interested in the lens and image quality. I think Nikon will eventually develop a fixed-lens camera with the N1 sensor.

http://www.chipworks.com/en/technical-competitive-analysis/resources/recent-teardowns/2011/11/teardown-of-the-nikon-v1-camera-%E2%80%93-aptina-found/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 14:32 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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darkref: why are there comments praising the camera? am I still on d-preview?

@rocklobster
The IR Site, shows and example of the uncorrected distortion from the lens. As you state, it is pretty extreme compared to what we might be used to, and I think this might be one of the main CONS we see in reviews.

That said, I'm not sure it'll be enough to put people off.

Part of me wonders, if Sony should have made 2 versions of this (in true Sony style), one Prime and the other Zoom, would have probably helped them gauge the market a little. Personally I'm not sure which would win me over... perhaps a 35/50mm F1.8 equiv would have taken the gold.

Either way, I've perordered this RX100, looks perfect for my needs right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 14:30 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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darkref: why are there comments praising the camera? am I still on d-preview?

@HowaboutRAW

I own the G10, and it is not a pocketable form factor. 'In my opinion', the Canon G1X should be compared to ILCs with Pancakes. This RX100 is clearly smaller and designed for people who want a pocketable camera.

Most people have made the association with the S100 because of its size - not just individuals, but review sites too. And I feel this is a reasonable/logical and likely comparison. Infact in a shop display the average joe will see those two cameras as rivals, and the G1x will be looked at in a separate light - in a difference class, if you like (but not because of its IQ).

Realistically, if you like that the Canon G1X is APS-C and 10MP, perhaps you should look at the ILC offerings in comparison. They are similarly spec'd, and produce better IQ results with great expandibility options.

From the 'jpg' samples so far the RX100 holds its own against the G1x. It may not better it, but its close. Consider the benefits of the RX100, and most will see this as a winner.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 14:25 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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NowHearThis: I'm hearing the same 5 negative things rehashed over and over again and I wanted to comment on them.
» 1. Too many pixels.
• The 20MP sensor doesn't seem to affect image quality at lower ISOs. Between ISO 100-400 you can make 20x30" prints or bigger. And up to ISO 3200 you can make at least 13x19" or larger. In the past 7 years working at a camera store, I've never seen anyone come in and print their ISO 3200 and ISO 6400 shots bigger than a 4x6" print. Probably because those shots are better "memory" pictures than "showstopper" photos. If you have to shoot black dogs at night, then pick up the right tool for the job.

» 2. No EVF.
• This would make the camera bigger so it's a bad idea. The NEX line is there if you want an EVF. Besides a soon as you put one in then some moron will complain that the resolution is too low, then he'll will complain it's not an OVF, finally he'lll complain more that it's not a hybrid like the Fuji.

@HowaboutRAW

I own a NEX7 and an A900. One is APS-C and the other FF, both have 24mp 'crammed' in them. The NEX7 performs better in terms of resolution and noise. For my purposes it is perfect... The rare occasions I've ever shot 3200iso or above, the images are never intended for large print, so I've never had an issue.

Personally I would rather have more MP and decent lowIso images than less MP and good highISO images. 99% of my shots will be in the lowIso range, and I think many others will have the same needs. For those that crave the need for clean highIsos, there are tools made specifically for you. Most of the time, those won't be compact.

The RX100 looks to be targeted well and I'm sure will make 99% of the target audience happy. I think many of us have been waiting for a camera like this, which appears to compromise as little as possible, for its intended use.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 14:14 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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Alpha Phil: Ahhh, another sloooooow compact zoom. Just what we've been waiting for......C'mon. Have the guts that little old Olympus or Fuji have.

those IR samples are amazing... looks to compete well with the G1X. Not looked at the higher ISOs though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:52 UTC

Will probably pick one up, been waiting for Sony to make a camera like this for about 6 years. Was on the verge of getting an S100. I think this one has won me over though.

Will hold out for the Review though, but looks promising.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:42 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)

looks promising. looking forward to the review.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:27 UTC as 155th comment
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dmanthree: I wonder if my GX1 will need a firmware update to take full advantage and provide in-camera corrections?

Smart design, like that.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 16:01 UTC
On Sony announces NEX-FS700 '4k-ready' E-mount camcorder article (236 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: I am not sure which brand of camera is uglier, Sony NEX-FS100/700 or Canon EOS C300/500. But the Sony-cams definitely have much more (and smaller) buttons on them. More buttons and lower price: Sony is a shoe-in. $ per button, it's the one to get.

If only they could have something like Alpha-mount, F-mount, or any other usable lens mount for it, insetad of the E-mount, right?

At least with the E-mount, you can use pretty much any other mount lens too. Suppose that will be desirable to most.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 20:45 UTC
On Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial article (168 comments in total)
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ybizzle: As a guy who has been into photography for many years, I can tell you that these cheap little tricks will never replace the true bokeh effect of a fast lens. At the same time though, it's a nice tool to have for those who can't afford fast lenses and want to simulate that effect in their photos.

@ybizzle
I would hate to commit to saying that software will 'never' replace high priced lenses (in terms of Bokeh). There is obviously enough demand out there for a simulated Bokeh, and enough people that can't justify the cost of higher priced lenses.

One day it will be possible to achieve this automatically. Right now these current tools can certainly simulate the effect close enough that most can't tell the difference (in certain photographic compositions).

I personally utilize blur effects to creamify 'busy bokeh' I get some my lens. Even pricey lenses like 24-70mm F2.8s are quite weak in the Bokeh area.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 21:07 UTC
On Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial article (168 comments in total)
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Aero Windwalker: Any software blur to-date are not very realistic, including CS6's blur gallery.

I'd argue that the effects are realistic, you really just have to be selective and manually layer the effects for real z-depth.

You currently can't assume 3D information automatically from a 2D image (unless you look at light-field tech). This is where manual labor must occur. Otherwise I'd say the Bokeh renderings are pretty accurate.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 21:00 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)
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Natan Lorenzi: So, I downloded the Nikon D800 (1600 - 25600) raw files and resized @ 22mpx. Both cameras has the same results at same iso ans same size (22mpx). But Nikon has more advantage because you can apply more Noise Reduction and more USM without degrade image, before you downsampling the image.

if you doubt it, try it.

I don't agree with your 3rd concern. Today's machines are easily capable of handling 36mp RAWs. I have a 3 year old ULV laptop which makes short work of the D800 RAWs I've tried. Its no different than opening my NEX7 RAWs or those from my A700.

As imaging tech has improve so has CPU/GPU/SSD tech.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2012 at 23:59 UTC
On Sigma 30mm f/2.8 on the NEX-7. article (19 comments in total)
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futile32: Thanks, had mine pre-ordered for a while, but have been eager to see a review on it. Looks like its a good investment for the price.

Would have liked to hear some feedback on the Sigma AF compared to Sony, and how it functions with MF.

thanks good to know

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2012 at 14:21 UTC
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