futile32

futile32

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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 SLT-A77 studio comparison samples news story (226 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Score first post! So is the mirror like a natural ND filter? Does it effect any other quality aspects aside from High ISO IQ?

we'll have to wait for the full review, but indications are this 2nd gen mirror has a better coating that prevents the problems originally seen with the A33 etc.. I'm sure DPR will stress this area in their review, as the A77 success is pivotal on the SLT tech working!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 23:08 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 studio comparison samples news story (226 comments in total)
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ARTASHES: A77 supposed to be also a sports camera which means it had to be a good high ISO performer, those samples proves that it is not or not as good as Nikons, Canons etc. so complaining about that do make sens, history about resizing is the last argument resting but even D3x with resizing wasn't as good as D3 (from DPR testes) and I am sorry but no resizing can't get the details that just isn't there anymore
just for fun compare 12k iso raw fils from a77 to pentax kx's ones

here is a banded example of the 1600,3200,6400 iso from the A77 DPR samples. RAWs processed through Sony's IDC (only non-beta A77 Raw processor). I think the results show a different story:

http://thepixelbox.smugmug.com/photos/i-QJJNrxr/0/O/i-QJJNrxr.jpg

Thanks DPR for the RAWs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 22:54 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 studio comparison samples news story (226 comments in total)
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ARTASHES: A77 supposed to be also a sports camera which means it had to be a good high ISO performer, those samples proves that it is not or not as good as Nikons, Canons etc. so complaining about that do make sens, history about resizing is the last argument resting but even D3x with resizing wasn't as good as D3 (from DPR testes) and I am sorry but no resizing can't get the details that just isn't there anymore
just for fun compare 12k iso raw fils from a77 to pentax kx's ones

fair point about the Pentax, but does it not look like there is NR in the RAW of the pentax. Somethings a bit amiss there.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 22:39 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 studio comparison samples news story (226 comments in total)
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jl_smith: News flash people - ISO isn't the END ALL BE-ALL of camera performance. Kinda funny people bash Canon for being tunnel-visioned for megapixels, yet everyone here swears up and down by ISO performance and nothing else.

I own both Nikon and Sony systems (not interested in A77 though) and I will say I'd give up a bit more noise performance for Sony's color response any day over Nikon - the pictures just look "better". Also, do yourself a favor and compare JPEG output (I know, I know, JPEG is the devil) vs the other cameras - the Sony JPEG output kicks the crap out of D7000 and 7D.

Its funny but many will argue to the death that sony's is a more natural reproduction. Just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 22:37 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 studio comparison samples news story (226 comments in total)
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TrojMacReady: Seems like the same weird problems in ACR that we saw with the A35. Btw, the RAW files are not available for download. Seems like a fix is required there.

Thanks for the RAWs very kind of you guys. Gonna have a tinker and see how the look for myself. Much appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 22:27 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 studio comparison samples news story (226 comments in total)
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dylanbarnhart: Here's a comparison at ISO6400

http://lumitouch.com/pic/a77.jpg

The word "Paul Smith" on the watch is not legible on the A77, while all three other cameras are good.

On ISO 100, the 24MP resolution on the A77 definitely shows more details, such as at the feather area.

My conclusion is that the A77 is better in good light, but worse in low light than its competitors.

The missing clock hand is more of a concern for me. Could be a difference in lighting though.

I processed some of the Imaging-Resources RAWs through Sony's IDC raw processor last night. I found iso3200 comfortable, although I'll admit that I'm not sure of the possible better offerings elsewhere.

Here is a stripped composite of 1600,3200,6400 repeated:
http://thepixelbox.smugmug.com/photos/i-Ccc2B4M/0/O/i-Ccc2B4M.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 22:23 UTC
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njkdo: We hope in Canon serious release....otherwise we go for Sony Nex 7 that really listened people needs.
Please how can I control aperture and shutter in this camera in anual mode?

I wondered the same... don't really see a simple way to adjust A or S... if indeed you actually can. From the video it looks like its Auto only.. bit weird, especially for a camera that shots RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:13 UTC
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Kjele: Most people fail to realize that these cameras are most definitely not meant for any of the people on this board. A 1 inch sensor camera will never be able to compete with APS-C cameras as far as quality goes. Just forget it. The system is targeted firmly at people who buy compacts today and want the best compact available but are put off by the bulk of a dSLR,
These cameras are for your mums and girlfriends, not for you!
Why do you thing they are available in white, red and pink but not in kaki or chrome?

I scary thing is I don't think it even competes with my G10. Aside from adding interchangable lenses and HD video, it doesn't seem like much of a purchase, even for those shopping in their area. Especially given Nikon's asking price.... Its just plain expensive for what it is and who its aimed at.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:11 UTC
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Aero Windwalker: I think this camera has a lot of advantage over NEX series. I personally would go with a V1 instead of a NEX-5N.

please elaborate, I don't see any advantages.

Same psychical size. But heavier. Same sizes Lenses but shorter Equiv length, and slower.

Only plus I see is the Slow-Mo capture, but it the resolution it does it, its hardly worth it.

Maybe I'm missing something key?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:07 UTC
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Peter Hayward: Bizarre!!!!

Now where is that number for Sony as for me the concept behind the NEX7 is just what I'm looking for in a mirrorless. I was seriously hoping that Nikon would produce a competitor along similar lines but alas no.

Pity.... BIG pity...

I agree. Sony have really hit the nail on the head with the NEX7. I hope the IQ delivers, but from what I've seen it matches the A900 24mp quality upto at least 1600iso, so I'm sold.

I really hoped to see Nikon come out with something similar. Its a sad day.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:06 UTC

not a fan of the design, but glad to see nikon joining the mirrorless market. albeit it fells too little too late to me. But we'll see how it stacks up against the competition. I'm really surprised they didn't go for M4/3... have the specified any details to why a 2.7x crop? seems very extreme (ly small) compared to the competition.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:36 UTC as 453rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony SLT-A35 review published news story (16 comments in total)
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Simon97: "Conclusion-Cons" says ghosting is a problem, but under "Photographic tests" DPR stated the the internal reflection off the mirror that caused the ghosting in the A55 is pretty much a non issue in the A35. Did DPR forget to remove that from the Cons?

we'll see with user hands-on experiences popping up. Would be great news though. Its the only concern I also had with the SLT design. Not that fussed about losing some High ISO levels. Never normally shoot about 800iso, 1600 is plenty.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 00:29 UTC
On Sony SLT-A35 review published news story (16 comments in total)
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Simon97: "Conclusion-Cons" says ghosting is a problem, but under "Photographic tests" DPR stated the the internal reflection off the mirror that caused the ghosting in the A55 is pretty much a non issue in the A35. Did DPR forget to remove that from the Cons?

hallegedly some new coating... or at least I recall that mentioned in the A77 PR I think.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 22:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony NEX-7 pre-production samples gallery news story (105 comments in total)
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hammerheadfistpunch: Typical Sony look; rich and saturated but lacking authenticity.

interesting comment, not heard anyone convey this 'typical' point before?

As far as I've read, most commend Sony on their color accuracy. I guess I'll leave it to the reviewers to debt, but surprised by your comment none the less.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 21:57 UTC
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Mssimo: We were just talking about this in the forums:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=39200001

jpegmini seems to work very well on all the samples we tried it on. I hope that camera makers and software starts using the format.

Only downside I can think of it that the file might not behave the same in PP with all the "lost" data.

I'd like it as an option for those of us that shoot RAW+JPEG... I archive all my OOC JPEGs just in case (I don't need em for PP ever).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2011 at 03:42 UTC
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techmine: Ouch... new lens announcement and I am getting my new old pancake 20mm f1.7 lumix today. But I can't justify $800 for this lens. So no returns!!

attractive price

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 22:58 UTC
On Sony announcements: content updated news story (7 comments in total)
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Ghislain Leduc: Strange I am getting an error when trying to look at A77 video samples.. not authorized...

Works fine here.. I just grabbed the MTS files and watched on my PS3+55inLED. Wow... this is the first 1080/60p video I've seen on my TV, its really impressive. Will be amazing for Macro / Wildlife footage.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 02:48 UTC
On Preview:sonyslta77 (343 comments in total)
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Green_Thark: 12 fps with continuous AF looks interesting... until you see the buffer size

I saw a video earlier in the day where I guy used it twice quickly in succession. Its doesn't seem very limiting in real world applications. Think it was here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1itxu5I_wM

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 02:38 UTC
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look news story (355 comments in total)
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h2k: So there is no touch-screen on the Nex-7, while the Nex-5N does sport a touch-screen? A touch-screen is wonderful for setting the focal point or for zooming and panning in record review. It sure makes sense not to offer this comfort on the Nex-7.

there is a video on engadget showing the Focus point to track on the NEX5n by taping on the screen. Nice feature.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 09:11 UTC
On Just posted: Our review of the Sony NEX-C3 news story (41 comments in total)
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czesiu: Could someone please get Sony to tell us why don't they allow to change maximum ISO in Auto modes... :(

Don't believe there is in my A700 or NEX5

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 02:38 UTC
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