JoeDesperado

JoeDesperado

Lives in Austria Salzburg, Austria
Works as a Sports / Landscape Photographer, Medical Doctor
Has a website at http://www.oberschneider.com
Joined on Sep 27, 2011
About me:

Physician / Freeride Skier / Sports & Landscape Photographer from Salzburg, Austria

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On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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JoeDesperado: Dear DPR staff, could you please elaborate on the AF performance (and its limitations) when using A-mount lenses on the A6300 via the LA-EA3 adapter? I had to find out the hard way that the praised AF tracking options like "Lock on: expandable spot" and even the "zone AF" mode can't be selected when using this combination, which is a major letdown and is nowhere clearly stated by Sony or any review I read so far.
Here's a link to my findings: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3976376

I know about the limitations on the A7rII. Nevertheless, Sony does not communicate the shortcomings of the A6300 when used with A-mount lenses at all, and the reviewers don't seem to care, either.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)

Dear DPR staff, could you please elaborate on the AF performance (and its limitations) when using A-mount lenses on the A6300 via the LA-EA3 adapter? I had to find out the hard way that the praised AF tracking options like "Lock on: expandable spot" and even the "zone AF" mode can't be selected when using this combination, which is a major letdown and is nowhere clearly stated by Sony or any review I read so far.
Here's a link to my findings: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3976376

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 03:51 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)
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JoeDesperado: Just got my A6300 from a shop here in Austria. Looks & feels great. When using A-Mount lenses via the LA-EA3, AF-C is really fast and accurate, but some of the tracking features can't be used, such as the Lock on AF: flexible spot or the Expand Flexible Spot mode. Also, it's not possible to select the "zone" AF mode, which is even more annoying! Tried it with the Zeiss 50 1.4 and Tamron 24-70 & 70-200, all lenses behave the same, it's not like the tracking modes are unlocked when using the Zeiss.

To be honest, that's quite a big letdown for me personally, because it cripples the potential of my fast A-mount lenses.

The LA-EA2 has a built-in AF-System, that will override the A6300's AF-system. It's basically a translucent mirror (like the one of the A65/77) in combination with an adapter. It's an old design, you'll lose 1/3 of the incoming light and the performance is inferior to the A6300 on-sensor PDAF system.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)
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JoeDesperado: Just got my A6300 from a shop here in Austria. Looks & feels great. When using A-Mount lenses via the LA-EA3, AF-C is really fast and accurate, but some of the tracking features can't be used, such as the Lock on AF: flexible spot or the Expand Flexible Spot mode. Also, it's not possible to select the "zone" AF mode, which is even more annoying! Tried it with the Zeiss 50 1.4 and Tamron 24-70 & 70-200, all lenses behave the same, it's not like the tracking modes are unlocked when using the Zeiss.

To be honest, that's quite a big letdown for me personally, because it cripples the potential of my fast A-mount lenses.

Not sure what that means? LA-EA3 is the way to go!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)

Just got my A6300 from a shop here in Austria. Looks & feels great. When using A-Mount lenses via the LA-EA3, AF-C is really fast and accurate, but some of the tracking features can't be used, such as the Lock on AF: flexible spot or the Expand Flexible Spot mode. Also, it's not possible to select the "zone" AF mode, which is even more annoying! Tried it with the Zeiss 50 1.4 and Tamron 24-70 & 70-200, all lenses behave the same, it's not like the tracking modes are unlocked when using the Zeiss.

To be honest, that's quite a big letdown for me personally, because it cripples the potential of my fast A-mount lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)

Just got my A6300 from a shop here in Austria. Looks & feels great. When using A-Mount lenses via the LA-EA3, AF-C is really fast and accurate, but some of the tracking features can't be used, such as the Lock on AF: flexible spot or the Expand Flexible Spot mode. Also, it's not possible to select the "zone" AF mode, which is even more annoying! Tried it with the Zeiss 50 1.4 and Tamron 24-70 & 70-200, all lenses behave the same, it's not like the tracking modes are unlocked when using the Zeiss.

To be honest, that's quite a big letdown for me personally, because it cripples the potential of my fast A-mount lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 8th comment
On article DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 (397 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The reason they do this is money: create a system that obsoletes the previous one by making everything in all old systems completely incompatible- they are all doing it. Nikon and their G mount. Olympus invents 4:3 system scraps it and devises micro 4:3 system, then ? Reverts to full-frame system to compete with Leica having mastered necessary technologies leaving stranded everyone who bought all those dinky micro-4:3 system lenses whilst Nikon and Canon rewrite their firmware to outlaw use of Sigma, Tokina and Tamron Lenses?? All of which will self-destruct adding massively to our eco-meltdown since they took the lead out of your pencil (sorry, I meant solder) resulting in the tin sprouting"tin whiskers" after a decade or so and shorting out all said circuits (see Ken Rockwell, NASA, Toyota "tin whiskers").
To get you all to buy even more adding to our economic dependency on China, Japan and Korea...

could be both, though.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 06:47 UTC
On photo Rooster at sunset in the Roosters challenge (1 comment in total)

http://www.facebook.com/Christoph.Oberschneider.Photography

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 08:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Which route? in the Remembering the Past: Rte 66 Memorabalia challenge (7 comments in total)

no matter how this image was created - it certainly doesn't deserve the 1st place in this (or any other) challenge.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Which route? in the Remembering the Past: Rte 66 Memorabalia challenge (7 comments in total)

viewing this photo in full size REALLY gave me the creeps.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 07:55 UTC as 4th comment
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