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On Musical Instruments challenge (3 comments in total)

For most of the entries, it also could have been a close up challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 17:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Roses in the Soft Focus challenge (2 comments in total)
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BonsaiZG: Beautiful pictures, but it seems to me that the focus is sharp enough that it could not be called soft focus.
Sorry but it seems to me so.

Thank you.
There was some soft focus applied to soften the subject more towards the borders, but the effect is very subtle. It gives the image a little bit glow, best seen at the roses around the edges.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 22:26 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)
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iAPX: What is the interest of a FULL FRAME mirorless?

If this is size, maybe we should use them with a pancake (there are none), not with the big lenses that are offered. It's even worse when you look at the adapters for old Sony lenses.

Do they have any commoon sense at sony?!?

"The inevitable pancakes will follow I'm sure."

With such a small mount to sensor distance? I doubt it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)
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Rooru S: "But, while it has done a remarkable job creating these two cameras, we feel that some refinements are necessary in order to make them more competitive with the likes of the Canon EOS 6D and Nikon D610."

Why compare it to SLRs when it's a mirrorless we are talking about???

Why compare it to SLRs when it's a mirrorless we are talking about???

That is my point of view too. It has the same price as the OM-D E-M1 and the best Fuji mirrorless is not far behind. A mirrorless camera is about having the same IQ of a good SLR, but without the bulk. I sold my SLR and bought a NEX-5 (own a NEX-6 now) a few years ago and never looked back. Now it is even possible to have SLR FF IQ in a small package. Sony deserves more than a silver award for that. But what does dpreview do? They are going to compare this little camera to some huge SLR's and they miss what this camera is about. It is not about the compromises you have to make when you put FF into a small mirrorless camera. It is about the freedom such a small camera gives you and the possibility to use almost every lens ever made.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)
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zink: The review is not as bad as some say, but the reviewers compare this camera not in its own class. It is a mirrorless camera after all. They should compare the A7 with the top class mirroless camera's like the Fuji X-Pro 1, the Oly OM-D and the NEX-7. Maybe even throw the Leica M9 in the ring. But when it comes to image quality, they compare it with heavy FF SLR beasts that are not in the same category (not mirrorless) and price class. If you take that in account, I think the A7 deserves better than a silver award.

So, what is all the buzz about? Just another FF camera? No... The buzz is about a mirrorless FF camera. It sits on top of this class with that FF sensor. But here, they compare it to huge FF SLR's. In that case, it is a wonder it got a silver award anyway. If it was compared with other mirrorless camera's, as I suggested for a good reason, the reviewers should have rated the A7 much higher. And I think the A7 deserves that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)
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zink: The review is not as bad as some say, but the reviewers compare this camera not in its own class. It is a mirrorless camera after all. They should compare the A7 with the top class mirroless camera's like the Fuji X-Pro 1, the Oly OM-D and the NEX-7. Maybe even throw the Leica M9 in the ring. But when it comes to image quality, they compare it with heavy FF SLR beasts that are not in the same category (not mirrorless) and price class. If you take that in account, I think the A7 deserves better than a silver award.

OK, lets skip the price class. You are right. The A7 is not that much more affordable. But the A7 is in the mirrorless market and appeals to mirrorless camera users most.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 09:13 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)

The review is not as bad as some say, but the reviewers compare this camera not in its own class. It is a mirrorless camera after all. They should compare the A7 with the top class mirroless camera's like the Fuji X-Pro 1, the Oly OM-D and the NEX-7. Maybe even throw the Leica M9 in the ring. But when it comes to image quality, they compare it with heavy FF SLR beasts that are not in the same category (not mirrorless) and price class. If you take that in account, I think the A7 deserves better than a silver award.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 08:21 UTC as 282nd comment | 5 replies
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (491 comments in total)
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zink: Some of the comments in this review make no sense. Of course A-mode is quite useless. The camera can not control the aperture. Of course peaking does not work with a Hexanon 57/1.2 wide open. There is no sharp contrast. Is that the camera's fault? Obviously not.
I have used mainly half frame Zuiko lenses on a NEX-5, NEX-F3 and now a NEX-6. Works like a dream. The A7(R) must be THE camera for all lenses out there that cover FF. But it takes some getting used to, some practice and some competent lenses. All too obvious, but the reviewer is scratching his head...

As an alternative for this review; take a look here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1255248

I have read the article and your comments here, but am amazed you still have not figured this one out. Nobody with some experience with manual lenses uses A-mode and that is for a good reason.

That Hexanon is a great lens, but do you understand now why focus peaking is not working wide open? Peaking is also more a video feature. For exact focusing, you need to magnify.

With all your comments here, I have the feeling you should be able to see you made some mistakes. That is not a bad thing. We all make mistakes. But only the brave have the courage to admit their mistakes.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (491 comments in total)
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PederL: I am an architect and bought the A7 with the intent of using legacy Nikon mount lenses. I often find myself taking pictures in very low light. It has been more difficult to use the EVF than I expected -very grainy and hard to see the focus even when using the methods described in your article.

Anyone have similar experience?

Looking forward to using Sony glass as it starts to become available.

With the NEX-6, I can focus really good in dim candle light with a 40/1.4 lens with the EVF. If the subject is not too far away, you could use a flashlight. But, yeah, you need some light to see. Natures law.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 16:22 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (491 comments in total)
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PederL: I am an architect and bought the A7 with the intent of using legacy Nikon mount lenses. I often find myself taking pictures in very low light. It has been more difficult to use the EVF than I expected -very grainy and hard to see the focus even when using the methods described in your article.

Anyone have similar experience?

Looking forward to using Sony glass as it starts to become available.

Focus wide open, shoot stopped down.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (491 comments in total)

Some of the comments in this review make no sense. Of course A-mode is quite useless. The camera can not control the aperture. Of course peaking does not work with a Hexanon 57/1.2 wide open. There is no sharp contrast. Is that the camera's fault? Obviously not.
I have used mainly half frame Zuiko lenses on a NEX-5, NEX-F3 and now a NEX-6. Works like a dream. The A7(R) must be THE camera for all lenses out there that cover FF. But it takes some getting used to, some practice and some competent lenses. All too obvious, but the reviewer is scratching his head...

As an alternative for this review; take a look here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1255248

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:49 UTC as 96th comment | 3 replies
On Low sun in the woods in the Prime Lens - Focal Length Equal Human Eye 1/2 challenge (2 comments in total)
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Ben Raven: Great shot, zinc,

Wonderful use of DOF to create a feeling of shimmering light, accenting
the deep forest feel of the tree and vine leaves.

What do people know ?
Your shot deserves recognition !

Thank you very much, Ben.

These kind of dark, moody pictures do not appeal to most people. I am aware of that, but I am glad you liked it. I have good use for it as a wallpaper on my computer. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 18:05 UTC
On Beautiful evening in the Prime Lens - Focal Length Equal Human Eye 1/2 challenge (1 comment in total)

This picture was shot with a Sony NEX-F3 with an Olympus E. Zuiko 38mm f/2.8 pancake lens (Pen-F).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 23:52 UTC as 1st comment
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