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 (1262 comments in total)
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AlexisH: "An ideal match for Sony’s extensive collection of FE lenses..."

Extensive? LOL!

In theory a single 24-300mm lens would actually cover the focal lengths of the majority of images taken in the world, and would therefore fulfill 'extensive'.

I personally think Sony did the main lenses first. They have most of the main primes, and a few zooms too. Pro and Enthusiast. You don't really have to branch out to A-mount or the 3rd parties to have a good line up right now. The only bit lacking for me is a Fast 135mm prime. But I have the a-mount for that for now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:55 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1262 comments in total)
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AlexisH: "An ideal match for Sony’s extensive collection of FE lenses..."

Extensive? LOL!

Extensive = covering or affecting a large area

incase you mis-understood the word.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1035 comments in total)
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theprehistorian: Looks excellent, but please tell me there's a lossless RAW option...?

Doubtful its any different to the previous bodies. But honestly I only just found out about this outrage over Lossless RAW in these comments today. And I've owned alot of Sony bodies, guess I just never noticed. Go figure. haha

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1035 comments in total)
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Rooru S: DPR team, could you ask about Sony Teleconverters and A-mount lens compatibility via LA-EA adapters with this new model?

Ha, can't tell if you're joking.

I've been using Minolta/Sony gear for over 20 years and own a number of mirrorless bodies including the A7R, I wasn't aware of this 'issue'.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:31 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1035 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 used an NEX camera that had touch screen. Single most useless feature (for me) on a camera.

From a traditional DSLR standpoint, I don't often shoot without my eye up against the body. When I do shoot using the rear screen both my hands are in use on the camera and lens. I can't think of a good way to touch the screen and keep the camera stable and under control.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1035 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

@DuxX I'm a owner of various cameras with EVF, and I probably still agree with you.

In low light EVFs truely suck, and there is a deffinately latency issue to.

My A900 is probably the nicest viewfinder I'll ever own, but you know what Focus Peaking and Zooming and histograms have all made EVFs more useful, just not better overall (in my opinion).

I think I'd like a hybrid solution, but its not gonna happen on a mirrorless (by definition).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1035 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 in what way is their 'image processing' subpar?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:17 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1035 comments in total)
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Donnie G: In terms of specs, the a7R II appears to be the first full frame body from Sony to seriously challenge Nikon's 800 series and Canon's 5D series cameras. If the a7R II works as well as its specs suggest it can, then Sony has hit a home run that pros will take seriously, and the legacy FF SLT bodies can finally be laid to rest at last. Good job Sony!

I think the original A7R did well in this regard already. I know of many pros that switched to Sony because of it. I'd argue the mkII is simply another step above the competition.

The A7R definitely had faults but I bet you it sold better than you think.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:15 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1035 comments in total)
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alatchin: good looking camera... It doesnt do much about the lenses though. Having said that, I keep thinking about getting one of these for my OM lenses... Does anyone know if they have dealt with the banding?

There is a pretty good selection of lenses from Sony and various other 3rd parties. Not to mention the whole A-mount line up if you really want.

I own the A7R and probably have 30 lenses I can use on it at home (yes all with full autofocus).

That said are there many that suit its size... I love the 35mm f2.8 the 55mm f1.8 and the 24-70 f4. All great lenses.

As Thematic says, the BATIS series from zeiss is gonna be really interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:13 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1035 comments in total)
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Thematic: Gotta love how wrong the rumor sites were about this sensor. Complete fail and click bate on their part. Well done Sony.

Actually I believe Sony had several different A7RIIs in the field likely with different sensors. This was probably their sweet spot. Can't wait to try it for myself.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:10 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1262 comments in total)

Eager to see DXO test this with the new BATIS lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:09 UTC as 67th comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1262 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
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