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 (1255 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: Still only USB 2? What's the deal? some of us use our cameras as the card reader!

USB 3 would have been nice, but honestly my SD cards only shift 40MB/s and USB2 achieves ~50MB/s so it seems like a non issue right now.

I know there are faster cards out there, but I'm not using em yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:08 UTC
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ttran88: Looks like the FE 28mm is not a Zeiss lens. Could this be the first affordable FE prime?

28mm lenses are generally well priced, but I guess we will have to see, as they are also normally f2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:27 UTC
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Marty4650: It looks like Sony is getting serious about FE.

Smart move, on their part. I hope Canon and Nikon are paying attention.

@Thorgrem
I would rather sony makes FE lenses, so that you can use them on APS-C and FF. If they focused on APS-C then they are only providing to 50% of their E-mount user base.

Feels like a good move to me. Ensure there is an upgrade path and that people know they are catering to semi-pros / pros. And then fill in the entry level slowly.

The otherway round means they would always be behind the curve and all customers are always waiting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
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samhain: I just can't take any full frame system that doesn't have a 50/1.4 seriously. That should've been the FIRST lens they released.
85/2 or 90/2 should've been 2nd.

7 new lenses later and still no dedicated portrait lens, with the only 'fast' lens being a wide angle?

The only lens in that entire lineup that's even halfway appealing is the 35/1.4, and that's a focal length that I've never felt the need to have a lens faster than f2.

I just don't get Sony cameras. Every new product, I'm left feeling the same way: Close, but no cigar.
One of these days they'll nail it.

Sure it's a mixed opinion out there, but for me I'd prefer a 35mm F1.4 over an 50mm f1.4... I'd be happy with a 50mm F2.0 slowest (with the increase in zoom, I need less aperture for DOF), looking at every image I've taken on my sony 50mm f1.4, less than 1% are shot at faster that f2.0).

Could be just me though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:14 UTC
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ealvarez: Bring AF performance up to D750 level I will leave nikon

Have been impressed with the AF in the a6000, my A7R sucks though. Hoping the next A7R II will bring good AF.

Funnily enough the RX100 III is super fast, faster than any DSLR I've seen. A6000 is pretty close behind.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:11 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: As much as I love the design of the 1.4/35 I think a 2/35 would have been the better option. Now you can decide in-between a slow and small 35 or a super fast but fat and big one.
2/35 would have been a very good compromise to keep size and weight reasonable.

Had the RX1 with 35mm F2 and wished it was f1.4, so am happy with this, but you're probably right with regards to portability.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:10 UTC
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probert500: 28 and not 24? The 35 looks interesting.

I don't know why, but I really dislike 28mm, but 24mm has a special place in my heart. Wish it was 24mm, but curious to see what DOF and close focusing is like on this lens, might be worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 11:57 UTC

Own an old Tamron Macro 90mm I think. Its probably one of my sharpest lenses, but haven't used it since I moved from A to E mount.

I'm looking forward to this 90mm macro too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 11:22 UTC as 9th comment

Really looking forward to the 35mm f1.4... I owned the 24mm F1.8 Z on the Nex-7 and loved that combo (36mm f2.7 equiv). I have the 35mm f2.8 on my A7R and its amazing how small, light and sharp they made it, but without close focusing it just doesn't perform like the 24mm on the nex7.

I'm hoping the new 35mm F1.4 will solve all, and will reserve judgement on the size/weight until I get a chance to handle it. Close focusing will be the decider for me though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 11:20 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (571 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 (2962 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 (2962 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 529th comment | 10 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 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 (2962 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 (2962 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 (2962 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 (2962 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 (2962 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 (2962 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 (2962 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
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