The Lotus Eater

The Lotus Eater

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(unknown member): Now some will think of going to full frame with these little lenses. Nice move from Sony.

wjan, you're missing the whole point of interchangeable lenses. The point is that those wishing to go FF with Sony now have a better choice of large, fast lenses AND compact, slower lenses.

Oh, and the E 35/1.8 isn't really very good.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2021 at 15:40 UTC
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VZA: Barely outperforms R5 for $2,600 more... GG Sony.

Yes, but then you'd be forced to use a Canon.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:43 UTC
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AcerK: I want same quality and body for a 50mm lens on my A7iii.. please Sony make same f1,8 but 50mm. Please don't reply to me saying that I can buy the Zeiss 55mm.

@AcerK - A good lens is a good lens, regardless of age.

@danm_cool - Don't know much about the 45, but the 50/1.4 is very average. Poor wide open or near wide open and bad border/corner performance.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 15:02 UTC
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TN Args: But how is that even *possible* with such a tiny lens mount diameter? :)

"No Problem with only f1.8. Hold my f1.2 L lens..."

...but don't drop it, as it cost me well over 2 grand.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 13:08 UTC
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JoeGuide: Barney and Rishi,
Obviously you do not have children. I have 3 daughters, and I am very careful, deliberate and measured when I speak to them about their attributes. I rarely use works like "near perfect or perfect" for fear of creating needless and irrational dissension. In the future, if you are going to use these words, I suggest you don't bring a knife to a gun fight. At least bring a MTF chart.

@RaLuC - There is no bias - you simply don't like the findings in the review. You're mistaking bias with you not being brand agnostic.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 12:55 UTC
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AcerK: I want same quality and body for a 50mm lens on my A7iii.. please Sony make same f1,8 but 50mm. Please don't reply to me saying that I can buy the Zeiss 55mm.

But you can.

I assume the focus hold/custom button and aperture ring are important to you.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 12:22 UTC
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KLO82: Wish Canon made something similar for EF mount.

p5freak, at $2800, no, it isn't similar. The Tamron will likely be 2-3x cheaper.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 11:54 UTC
On a photo in the Sony a7R IV sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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io_bg: Seems like his eyelashes are in focus and not the iris.

You're looking at the wrong eye. Right eye is pretty much dead-on.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 10:26 UTC
On a photo in the Sony a7R IV sample gallery sample gallery (22 comments in total)
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dpfan32: too much bokeh. when you look t this picture it's like you have a bad sight. there is almost nothing sharp. yes I know: the eyes should be sharp. but look at this: only one is sharp...

What you actually mean is, "too shallow DOF".

Bokeh is a term used to describe the quality of the out of focus areas.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 10:21 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV sample gallery (674 comments in total)
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forpetessake: That gallery is a total failure. On one hand, photographers who can't take decent pictures, on the other hand, a camera that can't produce decent skin colors.

radinal, the D700 is already a relic.

Go find the dpreview article where readers were asked to blind vote on colour reproduction across brands. Sony came out pretty well, dispelling the myth that Sony colours aren't right.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 09:29 UTC
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BigBen08: Your turn, Canon.

They should call it Canon RIP 2.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 20:48 UTC
On article Sony releases long-awaited FE 35mm F1.8 lens (596 comments in total)
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ijm5012: Looks like a great lens. Smaller, lighter, and cheaper than Nikon's 35/1.8 S lens. Assuming this lens is like the 85/1.8, Sony will have another winner on its hands.

Nope, it's lighter than the Canon RF. 280g vs 305g.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2019 at 16:39 UTC
On article Sony releases long-awaited FE 35mm F1.8 lens (596 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I was excited until I saw the price. Ouch.

Canon's is much cheaper, slightly shorter, and does 1:2 macro.

It's heavier though, and as doesn't fit on my Sony camera, I'd be forced to use a Canon R/RP.

Rough with the smooth,

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2019 at 16:34 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Can anyone comment on the linear vs accelerated fly-wire MF action of the 28-75, as a clue for what to expect on this new 17-28mm?

I'm pleased with the GM16-35 linear MF, along with the GM70-200 linear MF. But the GM24-70 is accelerated fly-wire, and the G24-105 is even faster accelerated fly-wire. Sold them both and ended up with the G28-135PZ Cine Lens and I've been thrilled with the perfect linear MF.

That's exactly what I'm saying. I can't remember the last accelerated non-linear Sony lens, but it was prior to the GM lenses. Everything since then has been linear, as far as I know.

With regards to the 24-105mm, one of the first batches did have a problem with focusing, but I don't think it related to MF. However, if there was some kind of problem with yours, then I guess it could have been one of the faulty batch. Sony repaired those lenses under a product recall, if I remember correctly.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 14:16 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Can anyone comment on the linear vs accelerated fly-wire MF action of the 28-75, as a clue for what to expect on this new 17-28mm?

I'm pleased with the GM16-35 linear MF, along with the GM70-200 linear MF. But the GM24-70 is accelerated fly-wire, and the G24-105 is even faster accelerated fly-wire. Sold them both and ended up with the G28-135PZ Cine Lens and I've been thrilled with the perfect linear MF.

The 24-70 GM and 24-105 G both have linear MF.

If you sold them for the reason that MF is non-linear, then you sold them for the wrong reason.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 10:58 UTC
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Leon Triage: Early review seems promising:
https://youtu.be/hiIDjWxowyE

Fantastic to have differentiation but personally frustrating as I now need to decide between this 17-28 f2.8 and the Sony 16-35 f4.

@Tony Co

Seeing as the Tamron clearly doesn't have lettering on the front, what do you think?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 10:13 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1238 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Whizz bang autofocus technology easily ahead of the competition, with a hilarious flip up screen, all housed in an awkwardly styled body that will be comfortably outsold by 300 dollar rebels and d3500's.

Cheap cameras outselling more expensive cameras shocker.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 10:11 UTC
On a photo in the Sony a6400 sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Reservoir_Dog: Ok she's a beauty but i have also this results with my A6400. Yellowish tones in the photo...
Made a topic about it

Not sure if serious. She's wearing a yellow jumper, which is clearly reflecting off her face.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 10:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM (384 comments in total)
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DuxX: Beautiful lens. I'm impatiently waiting for Canon's RF variant.

When Canon releases its equivalent of an A9, Sony will be on MkIII, golf clapping.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 00:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM (384 comments in total)
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Golan Ziv: i wasn't impressed with the lens quality. the samples ive seen doesnt look good to my opinion

@Golan Ziv, yeah, none of that happened.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 00:07 UTC
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