matthew saville

matthew saville

Lives in United States Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Works as a full-time photographer & gear tester / reviewer
Joined on Mar 31, 2004
About me:

Full-time wedding photographer & astro-landscape photographer / adventure photographer. Writer of lens & camera reviews.

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  • This has less to do with the electronic curtain, I suspect, and more to do with Nikon's issues with the mechanical aperture lever. If a lens isn't perfectly tuned, simply put, it will NEVER give...

  • Commented on CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article

    I think that even though the interviewer avoided that question, the response was actually keen on answering it!

    He basically said, "we want to do something that doesn't exist". Meaning, I...

  • Commented on CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article

    It is a bummer, however, that they seem to be un-interested in offering even more affordable / lightweight f/1.8 primes; while Nikon has a pretty solid lineup I think Canon non-L prime sales would...

  • Commented on CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article

    YES, Sigma please give us a 14-24 f/2.8, NOT a 10-20mm f/4! (full-frame)

    Although, personally as a lightweight traveler, I'd much rather see a ~16-18mm f/2 that accepts front filters, than a...

  • @EthanP99, I do shoot more than landscapes, as you might safely assume for most landscape shooters. Actually, my day job is weddings. ;-)

    Either way, these are just excuses for first-gen tech...

  • The more I read about the weird things happening in the Sony camp, the more I realize the system is still not even close to being the right one for me. Lens startup lag time? What is this,...

  • The more I read about the weird things happening in the Sony camp, the more I realize the system is still not even close to being the right one for me. Lens startup lag time? What is this,...

  • Interesting, Rishi, to hear this.

    I'm going off of info that Roger Cicala reported, about the Sony A7R's (possible) difficulty with adapter'd ultra-wide lenses. It might not be a big issue at...

  • Unfortunately, Canon in particular has had a long history of being afraid to make its high-end bodies, especially the full-frame ones, appear at all amateurish. This is exactly the reason why even...

  • Since my previous comment was hijacked by a lunatic, I'll try again:

    I think both Nikon and Canon find themselves in a similar spot with these duplicate low-end cameras. Many many photographers...

  • All I can think about now is, I hope the A6000 mk2 has weather sealing and 5-axis IBS! Still the A6000 is fantastic. I really should have picked one up when it was $450 on black friday...

  • I will say this, however: Nikon SHOULD HAVE done away with both AF-D and their mechanical aperture coupling long ago. They should have gotten a much earlier jump-start on converting their entire...

  • @ Stephan, if you want to relate an oily sensor with optical quality, which is what i was talking about, and if you want to talk about in-camera JPGs, then I don't think I have much else to...

  • Well, that's what you should have said in the first place, then nobody would have been confused. ;-)

  • Yeah to be honest the decision to buy Rokinon glass really has a lot to do with your budget, IMO, because if you have an insane budget then most Zeiss glass will be superior in sharpness and ...
  • Since I'm mainly into astro-landscapes like the previous reply mentioned, no I haven't put much thought into the new 135mm.  However, I'd expect it to be as sharp or sharper than either the Canon ...
  • I too noticed that, but considering the test results posted from the adapted Sony 7-series camera, it looks like coma could be just as bad as any other 24mm. To be honest the Rokinon 24mm is such a ...
  • Also BTW, Marc, that is a very valid opinion that many others share. I too would agree that, even though the D7100 is an extremely capable camera that has everything going for it except a large...

  • Marc Petzold, unfortunately I have to agree that you're not making very much sense other than to rant about how the D5300 is "un-acceptable" for a serious photographer.

    The very first thing you...

  • Stephan, if Nikon had been run by Steve Jobs I'd have jumped ship so quick... The Apple business model of elitism, trendy-ness, and a complete disregard for the support for older hardware is truly...

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