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 Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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futile32: I wonder if this will finally convince Sigma and Tamron to get on board with the FE lenses. I know it probably not that beneficial for them given Sony is only a piece of their market, but damn I want some Sigma Arts in FE mount.

@Everylast66 yeah I saw they re-released them with a metal looking body, was tempted at one point cause of the bundle deal they had going, when both the 19mm and the 30mm together only cost like $300 or something.

The 30mm was a nice lens for the price, I rarely used it after I got the 24mm f1.8 Zeiss (as you might imagine). But I still have it now. I recall it having the knocking sound internally when not mounted onto a body that was weird.

Anyways, point is... Sigma have always been making lenses for the E-Mount, and I'm glad they did. It died down alot though, predominently because of the mounts uncertainty, but its looking robust now, and I seriously hope we start seeing some ARTs in native FE format. Even the amazing 18-35 f1.8 for the APS-C E-mounts would be cool, if they could find a way to distill its size a tad.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 17:30 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1065 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

On the Sony changing the ISO makes a difference upto iso3200 (on the A7R), but you have to have the setting turned on to reflect that in the EVF/LCD (live preview I think).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 01:59 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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futile32: I wonder if this will finally convince Sigma and Tamron to get on board with the FE lenses. I know it probably not that beneficial for them given Sony is only a piece of their market, but damn I want some Sigma Arts in FE mount.

@Everlast66 this was how I remembered it too, infact I recall buying the original Sigma 30mm dn E-Mount for my NEX-5 (the first ever E-mount). The lens was available only 6 months after the launch of the NEX5.

3rd Parties have been able to make lenses for Sony E-Mount since the start. There just wasn't a good reason to invest alot of effort in it, cause it was a new system in its infancy. Now though...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 01:48 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1065 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

@TrojMacReady there is no easy way for me to prove this, but I have the A7R in hand in a dark room. F1.8 at 25600 iso (although EVF doesn't get brighter than 3200iso), its far darker than just looking at the room. Hands down focusing will be easier if it was OVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 01:34 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1065 comments in total)
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bovverwonder: I just sold my Canon FF the same day the Sony A7R II was announced. I was sold that quick! I also shoot with Oly EM5 mk2 and Fuji XT1 (which I both love!) so I'm familiar with mirrorless. I was a Canon fanboy (heavily invested) and so are millions of shooters but I saw the light and had to get out of my comfort zone. Going to sell the remaining of all my L lenses/speedlights to fund the A7RII and a few Sony lenses. Bye bye Canon, hello mirrorless - it's the future!

@bovverwonder I have the 35mm F2.8 and the 55mm F1.8. They are beautifully light and balanced on the A7R. I realise they are no f1.4, but honestly f1.8 is probably a good fit considering the bokeh, sharpness wideopen and the size and weight of the lens.

I'm a little upset the new 35mm f1.4 is as big as it is, but I grateful its still an option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 06:59 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1065 comments in total)
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bovverwonder: I just sold my Canon FF the same day the Sony A7R II was announced. I was sold that quick! I also shoot with Oly EM5 mk2 and Fuji XT1 (which I both love!) so I'm familiar with mirrorless. I was a Canon fanboy (heavily invested) and so are millions of shooters but I saw the light and had to get out of my comfort zone. Going to sell the remaining of all my L lenses/speedlights to fund the A7RII and a few Sony lenses. Bye bye Canon, hello mirrorless - it's the future!

I don't know much about Canon gear other than most people say they are good. I'm really curious to see how they stack up resolving power wise now that canon have a High MP sensor.

The Sony's seem to do pretty well on the 36mp sensor, and the newer nano coated glass for Nikon the same.

I'm sure in the next few months we will see A7R II and 5DSR comparisons popping up using L glass. I'm really curious what it shows.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 06:57 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1065 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Is anyone else wondering why this sensor gets BSI? I mean aren't there 24 MP APS-C size sensors out there that are like WAY more densely packed with photo-sites? Why aren't THEY made in the BSI configuration?

@TwoMetreBill haha throws away 90% of image quality. too funny

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 06:42 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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amiripour: 4K Sample Video looks great. Does anybody know if you can use Fuji X lenses with this Sony. thx

@teddoman From what I've read, it definitely seems that APS-C Lenses will work for the Super 35mm Crop mode. See my Forum Posts: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55983552

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 04:23 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1065 comments in total)
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lensberg: Wish Sony would swipe a few of Canon's or Nikon's engineers... They have amazing technology... but their overall image processing still needs a little catching up to do compared to these two stalwarts...

And with Sony corps money its really shouldn't be a problem...

@lensberg Thanks for the info. I own the RX100III and the A7R and I have never had any issue with the Noise pattern.

Perhaps I have not used super high ISOs, or not inspected so closely.

I thought Sony fixed the noise reduction in raw stuff back in the A700. I recall the update itself that bright it inline with the D300 results.

Since then I haven't had reason to suspect that sony's RAWs were cooked?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 23:42 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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technotic: Why not usb3?

@wimpishsundew that was pretty much what I managed to determine too. My SD cards only read at 45MB/s anyways, I know there are ones that do 90 odd, but its not a huge deal for me at least.

I can see how it might be a bottle neck for those tethered shooting though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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Ben Stonewall: What's that you say? No GPS, no built in flash!
Could do better Sony.
Guess I'll just have to wait for the mark-III.

GPS would be nice, but honestly it was a battery killer, and never really performed well, if you are in the habbit of powering on and off your device between shots.

I personally travel with a GPS data logger that I use for months at a time. Battery tends to last about 4 days and storage will last at least 4 months. I just sync up the shots with the logs files. There is free software to do it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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Josh SZ: First, congrats to Sony and it seems to be a dream camera to have.
All exciting things aside, I think those concerns of battery life, lack of on-body flash (source for remote flash) and missing of second memory card are valid for professional uses. I believe that is where a “smart vertical grip” can get in play – meaning a grip packing in high capacity batteries, providing the second memory card and adding a flash to trig remote flashes. This way the camera can still be small for traveling and professionals will have what they need for serious work. Necessary for 7RII but for future generations.
- Josh

hey they gotta leave some features for the pro range 'A9'. Bet that guys is gonna be a beast.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:10 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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amiripour: 4K Sample Video looks great. Does anybody know if you can use Fuji X lenses with this Sony. thx

Yeah I was blown away by the sharpness. Seems to be far better than the A7R at least. Looking forward to see how this Super 35mm mode works.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1065 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

@RichRMA this really isn't what I experience using my A7R viewfinder. If I point the camera in a dark room (that I can see in) the EVF shows nothing but black and static. If I take a photo and its say a 5 second exposure, then sure I suddenly see more than my eye could. But that is not the same as being as useful and clear as an OVF in low light.

I don't know the EV rating by which the EVF is useful I'm sure someone here does, but at least on my Sony cameras, it does not see in the dark better than my eyes do (in real time.. which is what a view finder is for).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1065 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

Personal experience with the sony oled evfs has shown me that low light is better with ovfs. Evfs don't see in the dark bettervthan my eyes when they adjust, fact.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 08:07 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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futile32: I wonder if this will finally convince Sigma and Tamron to get on board with the FE lenses. I know it probably not that beneficial for them given Sony is only a piece of their market, but damn I want some Sigma Arts in FE mount.

sweet, fingers crossed. More the merrier.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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AlexisH: "An ideal match for Sony’s extensive collection of FE lenses..."

Extensive? LOL!

fair enough :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)

I wonder if this will finally convince Sigma and Tamron to get on board with the FE lenses. I know it probably not that beneficial for them given Sony is only a piece of their market, but damn I want some Sigma Arts in FE mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:51 UTC as 66th comment | 13 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1065 comments in total)
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technotic: Why no touch screen? I find that really useful on m43 cameras. Baffled why Sony don't use them.

I think it was the NEX5R or T or N that I used, in that senario it didn't even have an EVF, so maybe it made more sense, but yeah on a DSLR like body, its gonna be Tongue or Nose. For waist level shooting you have to be a talented male unfortunately.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1268 comments in total)
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AlexisH: "An ideal match for Sony’s extensive collection of FE lenses..."

Extensive? LOL!

@bronxbombers4 haha, you're not wrong. Wonder if Canon will start pursuing stronger legal action against Metabones, and implement new security on newer lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:57 UTC
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