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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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 (237 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 (162 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 (162 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
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 (1106 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 (146 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 49th comment | 2 replies
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