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 Sigma 30mm f/2.8 on the NEX-7. article (19 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 07:02 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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RadPhoto: There is more Sony cameras than lenses.

battle of the Likes

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 05:55 UTC
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tipit08: Wonder if "in-camera" IS is as good as optical IS with this type of lens ??

@OldScotch

The biggest downside to InBody Stablization as that you don't see the affect through the Viewfinder... However this shouldn't be a problem on the SLT bodies (cause they have EVFs)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:39 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Why not from Carl Zeiss? More new Carl Zeiss lenses would be better. Sony should consider to cooperate with other brands, like Leica, Cooke and Angenieux.

@Peiasdf

There are various CZ Lens designs for Sony that have AF.. a few of which utilizing SSM.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:36 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Why not from Carl Zeiss? More new Carl Zeiss lenses would be better. Sony should consider to cooperate with other brands, like Leica, Cooke and Angenieux.

I'm guessing CZ don't have a 500mm design? or at least one designed for SLRs?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 03:56 UTC
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Jonathan Siegel: I never really comment on these things, and I don't own a NEX but I did consider one once to play with. This lens lineup simply makes no sense *at all*. Do they serious think someone is going to sit down and debate between a very slow 18-200mm and a very slow 55-210mm? Or get excited about a very slow 30mm macro? I'm guessing that only audience for a 30mm macro are food photographers, because you would have to be insane to try shooting poisonous spiders and scorpions with something that short. A slow 18-55mm, isn't that the kit lens that comes with most other DSLR cameras? I don't see anything to get excited about in this roadmap, it's almost like Sony is trying to cross their "t"s and dot their "i"s by covering all the weak links first.

Can't name a macro shot I've ever taken below F4... Don't get me wrong, having F2.8 is nice, but people rarely use it during macro, cause its pretty shallow at 1:1. Although I've not shot with a 30mm Macro, so it might be less intrusive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 02:16 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)

Thanks for the speedy preview guys. Exciting Stuff!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:54 UTC as 404th comment
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Lucas_: A non-stabilized version for the Sony mount would be great ( f4 is reasonably fast and keeps the lens size small/light, w/o stabilizer cost goes down )!
Unfortunatelly Tokina seems to have stated they won't support any Sony mount anymore ( A or E )...!

Didn't realise they aren't doing Sony's anymore.. any idea why. Thats annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 17:51 UTC
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tesch: I must admit, when I first looked at these comparisons I really was very disappointed in the amount of noise in the A77 raw files. But after updating Lightroom and comparing the raw files on my own computer to the 5DMKII, there’s very little difference. The 5DMKI is still a better image at the higher ISOs and the A77 falls off dramatically around 3200 but the difference is not enough to justify “me” spending the extra $1K on the Canon. I’m in the market for an upgrade so I will be buying one of these cameras…..I just think it’s going to be the A77.

ksgant: I disagree, at 3200 and 6400 I think its fully usable. Even with default ACR settings... adding a little NR makes a big difference. Perhaps my expectations or needs are lower?

iso3200
http://thepixelbox.smugmug.com/photos/i-gmgsrNs/0/O/i-gmgsrNs.jpg

iso6400
http://thepixelbox.smugmug.com/photos/i-JF5tPrf/0/O/i-JF5tPrf.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2011 at 02:45 UTC
On Adobe releases Lightroom 3.5 and ACR 6.5 article (30 comments in total)
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EvanZ: No support for Nex-7?

kinda hoping they don't until after Nov ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2011 at 14:24 UTC
On Adobe releases Lightroom 3.5 and ACR 6.5 article (30 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Not long after the a77 test studio comparison shots. Will DPR review this "final" ACR to see if it makes any significant difference to their RAW conversions for the studio shot? Many people were complaining that the a77 RAW studio shots were noisier than they've seen from other websites.

I think the general consensus is that its the same version they used. Results are very similar is you turn off all NR (as they say they do). I do think the grain is slightly finer...

See if you can spot the rectangle of DPR's image overlaid on this Base output with 0-nr and 0-sharpening from ACRv6.5:
http://thepixelbox.smugmug.com/photos/i-FBVmLRV/0/O/i-FBVmLRV.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2011 at 14:23 UTC
On Create your own articles - public beta launched today article (144 comments in total)

Wow what a response. Some people appreciate nothing.

Well, thats for all the hard work guys, I for one love the idea, as I know many of my blogging friends will too. This will help me reach a larger audience.

I don't know why I'm surprised at how disrespectful people can be. Everyday I get shown that someone can moan about absolutely anything, even if its a gift. Jeez.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2011 at 03:45 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 studio comparison samples article (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.

Perhaps their aim was to move the performance of the A700 and A900 flagships forward, rather than focusing on competition.

I would find that a little narrow minded though.

Looks like a 2 stop improvement over the A700 to me, so I'm pretty happy. Funny thing is in the time I've had the A700 (from release) I only have a handful of images above iso800.

I guess I'm who this is aimed at.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 03:47 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 studio comparison samples article (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 article (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 article (226 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 article (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 article (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 article (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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