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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 (1273 comments in total)
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amiripour: 4K Sample Video looks great. Does anybody know if you can use Fuji X lenses with this Sony. thx

Yeah I was blown away by the sharpness. Seems to be far better than the A7R at least. Looking forward to see how this Super 35mm mode works.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1089 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

@RichRMA this really isn't what I experience using my A7R viewfinder. If I point the camera in a dark room (that I can see in) the EVF shows nothing but black and static. If I take a photo and its say a 5 second exposure, then sure I suddenly see more than my eye could. But that is not the same as being as useful and clear as an OVF in low light.

I don't know the EV rating by which the EVF is useful I'm sure someone here does, but at least on my Sony cameras, it does not see in the dark better than my eyes do (in real time.. which is what a view finder is for).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1089 comments in total)
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DuxX: Fantastic camera but I can't shoot without OVF. Sorry Sony.

Personal experience with the sony oled evfs has shown me that low light is better with ovfs. Evfs don't see in the dark bettervthan my eyes when they adjust, fact.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 08:07 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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futile32: I wonder if this will finally convince Sigma and Tamron to get on board with the FE lenses. I know it probably not that beneficial for them given Sony is only a piece of their market, but damn I want some Sigma Arts in FE mount.

sweet, fingers crossed. More the merrier.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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AlexisH: "An ideal match for Sony’s extensive collection of FE lenses..."

Extensive? LOL!

fair enough :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)

I wonder if this will finally convince Sigma and Tamron to get on board with the FE lenses. I know it probably not that beneficial for them given Sony is only a piece of their market, but damn I want some Sigma Arts in FE mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:51 UTC as 68th comment | 13 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1089 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 think it was the NEX5R or T or N that I used, in that senario it didn't even have an EVF, so maybe it made more sense, but yeah on a DSLR like body, its gonna be Tongue or Nose. For waist level shooting you have to be a talented male unfortunately.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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AlexisH: "An ideal match for Sony’s extensive collection of FE lenses..."

Extensive? LOL!

@bronxbombers4 haha, you're not wrong. Wonder if Canon will start pursuing stronger legal action against Metabones, and implement new security on newer lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:57 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 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 (1273 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 (1089 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 (1089 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 (1089 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 (1089 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 (1089 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 (1089 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 (1089 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 (1089 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 (1273 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 70th comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 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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