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brendon1000

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oliver26n: Just what the world needs, more lame super wide angle, long exposures masquerading as "art".

Well said techjedi ! :)

Wish the world would have less condescending jerks but sadly oliver26n is just of many around who decides he knows best what constitutes art and what doesn't.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 04:42 UTC
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M1963: One for the extra patient.
Normally, the use of ND filters results in cheesy pictures made by people who have no taste but believe they master photographic techniques.

I love long exposures especially if done right. If someone else doesn't thats perfectly fine but dissing a line of art and calling it lame just because it doesn't float your boat is cheap and lowers that person's standing in everyone's eyes as a bitter person who can't find room to accommodate other people's tastes.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
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eazizisaid: @Rishi the original A7 has pdaf and Sony deliberately decided not to update it to take advantage of pdaf with this type of adapters. What a waste ! Could you guys put write about it... "Force" sony's hand over it ? It's just a firmware update away.

^^ I am fully aware how certain products are crippled. I am also fully aware that seems so doesn't mean certainly so. You are making a very strong statement from what you read on a press article ! :P

You need to be an engineer and know the specs of the processor inside to be sure that the processor is actually exactly the same.

So you want to force Sony do something based on what you read in a press statement and your gut feel that internally its the same processor ? :P

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 18:29 UTC
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eazizisaid: @Rishi the original A7 has pdaf and Sony deliberately decided not to update it to take advantage of pdaf with this type of adapters. What a waste ! Could you guys put write about it... "Force" sony's hand over it ? It's just a firmware update away.

Sigh ? Where did they explicitly say both cameras use the same processor ?

I use both and the A7 is a bit slower in everything be it powering up, focusing and in general speed which I believe shows that the A7 II has a faster processor.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
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eazizisaid: @Rishi the original A7 has pdaf and Sony deliberately decided not to update it to take advantage of pdaf with this type of adapters. What a waste ! Could you guys put write about it... "Force" sony's hand over it ? It's just a firmware update away.

^^ Pure speculation on your part all based on hearsay. Just because Sony calls the chip a Bionz X doesn't mean they haven't improved it in any way from its predecessor.

If you ever tried to sue Sony using these so called 'facts' Sony will take every penny you ever have

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 11:28 UTC
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eazizisaid: @Rishi the original A7 has pdaf and Sony deliberately decided not to update it to take advantage of pdaf with this type of adapters. What a waste ! Could you guys put write about it... "Force" sony's hand over it ? It's just a firmware update away.

@eaziz - The burden of proof that Sony deliberately decided not to update the firmware solely rests with you and not them.

Since you have none your statement is meaningless and is bordering on slander.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 04:26 UTC
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elefteriadis alexandros: Slowly we start to pay the ''made in china'' effect.

A real stupid comment. If you are willing to pay for Quality control you can get great stuff made in China. Apple Iphones, macbooks etc are all superb devices made in China.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
On article Macphun offers Aurora HDR Pro 3-month payment plan (39 comments in total)

Ah was just thinking that this sounds like a good plan and then I find out its mac only so can't use it. :-(

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 06:32 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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greypixelz: they should make it for K-mount. the K1 would kill with these lenses!

Lenses will come. Of all the lenses announced by Pentax in the last year 3 of them are pure Pentax designs - 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED, 150-450mm and 70-200mm f2.8. That is about in line with what other manufacturers have launched in the year.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
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greypixelz: they should make it for K-mount. the K1 would kill with these lenses!

Well look at it this way. Sony was panned for not having enough lenses. Its taken almost 3 years to get a 24-70mm f2.8 and a 70-200mm f2.8 lens for them.

I am sure Pentax will replace those Tamron lenses in future when they can.

So if you take a poll to see whether people would prefer a system with less lenses or a system with more lenses albeit good Tamron lens designs I am sure you will be in a small minority that will be happy that Pentax launch their camera with just the existing Pentax designed lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:54 UTC
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ozturert: Make the 85mm 600$, I'll jump...

Yes depends on your reference point. I never found my Minolta 85mm f1.4 inadequate on crop but once I went FF I suddenly found my wide open shots noticeably soft compared to my Tamron 70-200mm.

On my old crop camera the differences weren't that great but on FF it was very noticeable.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 09:25 UTC
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JKPinPDX: Just pre-ordered the 30mm 1.4 now!
This should go nice as a dedicated prime for my new a6300 on the way!
Just hope this lens can keep up with the Sony Autofocus speeds! 👍🏼
I also got the metabones smart adaptor for my ef-s stable. Can't wait!

^^ Why didn't you consider the cheaper Sony 35mm f1.8 OSS ? Its a Sony branded lens and pretty cheap. Though its more like a 38mm lens so not as wide as the Sigma.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 08:10 UTC

Is the 30mm f1.4 available in E mount ?

Sorry but I just had to ask the question as people seem to be asking it on ever DSLR lens launch. :P

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 08:09 UTC as 52nd comment
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Dr_Jon: That's a lot of elements for an 85mm (13, the Canon is 9), it will be interesting to see how well the "SP" name still holds up these days.

I find Sigma art lenses to be fantastic ! I generally boost contrast anyways so I can make my blacks as deep as I want.

Plus the sharpness I get is incredible wide open. Something that most older optics can't do.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:59 UTC
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Alex Permit: No E-mount. I suppose that's mostly because of the smaller installed base?

Yes the Batis is a 11 element / 8 group design. This lens is a 13 element / 9 group design. Very different lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:52 UTC
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MikeF4Black: 700 grs for a 1.8 85...

^^ This lens is stabilized and is a modern lens designed to resolve today's 50+ MP sensors.

The Canon 85mm is a 25 year old optic released in 1989 designed to resolve film which isn't very demanding.

For those who don't really care for IQ wide open its a decent lens though.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
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greypixelz: they should make it for K-mount. the K1 would kill with these lenses!

@Greypixelz - Even Canikon take time to refresh their lenses. The Canon 50mm, 85mm, 135mm lenses are all optically very old.

Pentax is just launching a new system and they don't have the resources to launch all lenses at once.

So they are taking the help of Tamron. However they have also launched their own designed lenses like the 150-450mm lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:49 UTC
On article Sony FE 28mm F2 samples gallery posted (100 comments in total)
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Zoron: Can't they make a 24-35mm F2.0 zoom....50-85mm F2.0.....kinda 2 prime lenses in one....a 1.45X zoom & a 1.7X zoom

Just saw this after a year. Sigma needs to pay Zoron for launching their 24-35mm f2 lens and 50-100mm f1.8 lenses. :P

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:41 UTC
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ozturert: Make the 85mm 600$, I'll jump...

The Canon 85mm f1.8 is a pretty old optic and contrast is not that great nor the bokeh. For people who aren't very picky about IQ its a pretty good lens but it simply can't compete with modern lenses.

Even my old Minolta 85mm f1.4 was a wonderful lens but my Batis 85mm f1.8 is just so much better in contrast alone. I honestly don't require the sharpness but wide open the contrast of the Batis is just leagues ahead. I would wager this new Tamron will also be pretty sharp wide open.

For those that stop down the differences will be much less.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 20:29 UTC
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Pixnat2: 5 axis IBIS in a 36 Mpix FF camera, wow!
Kudos Pentax! Wonderful camera!

^^ A Sony A7 + 28mm f2 or a 55mm f1.8 is an incredibly small and light weight solution that is lighter than just the body only size of this pentax.

The point is you CAN go light weight with Sony if you want.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 13:26 UTC
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