Matt_Anderson

Matt_Anderson

Lives in United States Madison, WI, United States
Works as a Photographer, Digital Artist, Fine Art Printer
Joined on Jan 30, 2006

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Matt_Anderson: Anyone who shoots in those conditions, like myself, uses a $5 rain sleeve. (For any brand, not just Sony) ( as well as using an umbrella if doable)
Stupid unrealistic article.

"Matt I wanted to diss you so bad. But damn son your portfolio is damn impressive. Beautiful shots, amazing compositions, I really dig the symmetry. Awesome work. Yet it's not cool saying betting someone is not pro. Like who the **** you think you are dude?" Achiron, thanks. I'm an aggressive trigger happy powerlifter who takes photos, and is quite irritable some days.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 20:03 UTC
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Matt_Anderson: Anyone who shoots in those conditions, like myself, uses a $5 rain sleeve. (For any brand, not just Sony) ( as well as using an umbrella if doable)
Stupid unrealistic article.

ozturert, good one !

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 20:01 UTC
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Matt_Anderson: Anyone who shoots in those conditions, like myself, uses a $5 rain sleeve. (For any brand, not just Sony) ( as well as using an umbrella if doable)
Stupid unrealistic article.

ozturert, betting your not a pro. If I have to explain why pro's use rain sleeves, you probably wouldn't understand.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 19:19 UTC

Anyone who shoots in those conditions, like myself, uses a $5 rain sleeve. (For any brand, not just Sony) ( as well as using an umbrella if doable)
Stupid unrealistic article.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 19:15 UTC as 109th comment | 20 replies
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Matt_Anderson: Waiting for the stellar Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 FE Optimized Mount... ;)
(and the 14mm, 50mm, 135mm)
Sigma, Chop Chop!

Sigma FE mount lenses require a redesign for optimization.
MC-11 is a temporary band-aid.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 20:17 UTC

Waiting for the stellar Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 FE Optimized Mount... ;)
(and the 14mm, 50mm, 135mm)
Sigma, Chop Chop!

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (527 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: Having been a Sony user for just a couple months, Nikon and Canon before that.
I have to say, the A7RIII has reinvigorated my excitement for the actual hardware of a camera system. Like when I got my first digital camera ( changing from film ).
The 24-105, 85 1.8, and 100-400 have been pleasant surprises.
The general speed increases the Sony A7RIII has over the A7RII are worth the upgrade ( menus, focus, chimping, etc.. ) I won't miss having to calibrate all of my Nikon lenses to each body...

@ Nekro what adapter ?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (527 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: Having been a Sony user for just a couple months, Nikon and Canon before that.
I have to say, the A7RIII has reinvigorated my excitement for the actual hardware of a camera system. Like when I got my first digital camera ( changing from film ).
The 24-105, 85 1.8, and 100-400 have been pleasant surprises.
The general speed increases the Sony A7RIII has over the A7RII are worth the upgrade ( menus, focus, chimping, etc.. ) I won't miss having to calibrate all of my Nikon lenses to each body...

I bought the A7RII used, although, it only had 800 shots on it. Got it for a steal.
Actually I'm more of a WA shooter. ( see my website )I'm testing out the 16-35 as well as a batis, loxia, Laowa, and some other lenses. Some great options for wide angles. Also, it's quite nice to have so many lenses available via adapter. Focus peaking and zebras really do make nailing focus and exposure an easy task for MF lenses.
I used a Kipon adapter to put my Nikon lenses on the Sony, and the results were great! ( Manual focus / aperture ) It's a nice option for Nikon users to try a Sony body with their glass. You can get a minty A7RII right now for $1650. Adapter is $85.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (527 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: Having been a Sony user for just a couple months, Nikon and Canon before that.
I have to say, the A7RIII has reinvigorated my excitement for the actual hardware of a camera system. Like when I got my first digital camera ( changing from film ).
The 24-105, 85 1.8, and 100-400 have been pleasant surprises.
The general speed increases the Sony A7RIII has over the A7RII are worth the upgrade ( menus, focus, chimping, etc.. ) I won't miss having to calibrate all of my Nikon lenses to each body...

@ umeet: Bought a A7RII in October, tested it against my pro Nikon setup on a 3 week trip hiking through the Hawaiian islands. Compared the two systems exhaustively. Used in rain, surf, extreme heat. Recorded hours of 4K video as well. Returning from the trip I sold all my Nikon gear. (D810 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 200-500, 85/1.4, 50/1.4 Art all sold.) Ordered the A7RIII and more G lenses . Not looking back...

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (527 comments in total)

Having been a Sony user for just a couple months, Nikon and Canon before that.
I have to say, the A7RIII has reinvigorated my excitement for the actual hardware of a camera system. Like when I got my first digital camera ( changing from film ).
The 24-105, 85 1.8, and 100-400 have been pleasant surprises.
The general speed increases the Sony A7RIII has over the A7RII are worth the upgrade ( menus, focus, chimping, etc.. ) I won't miss having to calibrate all of my Nikon lenses to each body...

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 14:23 UTC as 104th comment | 14 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1078 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: I sold all my Nikon gear after comparing the two systems for a three week trip.
14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 200-500, 85/1.4, 50/1.4Art all sold.
Really happy with Sony A7R316-35, 24-105, 100-400, 85/1.8, and hopefully a Sigma FE optimized 35/1.4 art in the future.
My fstop backpack went from 35lbs to less than 20lbs with the system switch.

Nothing against Nikon, I’ve be en shooting Nikon for ten years, but after comparing the two, Sony clearly feels more modern and the results are every bit as good. My keeper rate, equally good. And I really love the smaller form body.

I can tell you the Sony lenses ( I use ) are sharper than the Nikon equivalents.
The wider focals are lighter. I tested both systems, and this new setup works much better for MY shooting needs.
The Sony battery life on the A7R3 is ABSOLUTELY plenty for me.
I do tons of remote backpacking as well as lifestyle and event shooting. This new setup won’t miss a beat, and it’s much less weight.

I’m curious, what was your REAL WORLD experience in actually shooting both systems and comparing lenses, files, etc? Arm chair quarterbacks have no relevance IMO.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 23:20 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1078 comments in total)

I sold all my Nikon gear after comparing the two systems for a three week trip.
14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 200-500, 85/1.4, 50/1.4Art all sold.
Really happy with Sony A7R316-35, 24-105, 100-400, 85/1.8, and hopefully a Sigma FE optimized 35/1.4 art in the future.
My fstop backpack went from 35lbs to less than 20lbs with the system switch.

Nothing against Nikon, I’ve be en shooting Nikon for ten years, but after comparing the two, Sony clearly feels more modern and the results are every bit as good. My keeper rate, equally good. And I really love the smaller form body.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 22:27 UTC as 113th comment | 16 replies

Imagine the pixel shift score... Me thinks it would 108 ;) , right up there with the RED Helium 8K

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 56th comment
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (471 comments in total)

Jim is the man ! Me thinks Sony will introduce a future firmware update that will offer a user selected long exposure NR option that targets this concern.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 15:45 UTC as 111th comment
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Matt_Anderson: You can achieve similar results, 1/3 the weight, 1/3 cost, faster fps, much faster focus with no waiting for the lenses by picking up a Sony A7RX right now...

You do know "X" is a global variable used to represent arbitrary values in model references, funny guy.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
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bobn2: At your next editorial meeting, perhaps you could discuss a small amendment to your house style to use a better notation for f-numbers. The 'F2.8' notation you use confuses a lot of people into thinking that aperture is measured in units of F. Hasselblad gets it right. In their release above the refer to 'The XCD 135mm f/2.8' and so on. This is easy for people to understand as a formula, where 'f' is the focal length. I discussed this once with one of your staff (as I remember, Richard) who agreed that the 'f/2.8' notation is clearer, but said he couldn't do much because it was your house style. Maybe you could change your house style?
A small point maybe, but anything that makes it easier for people to understand should be welcomed.
Sorry, a bit OT here, but just seeing the contrast between what you wrote and Hasselblad's release brought it to mind,

I'd like a T rating as well...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
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Matt_Anderson: You can achieve similar results, 1/3 the weight, 1/3 cost, faster fps, much faster focus with no waiting for the lenses by picking up a Sony A7RX right now...

I'd argue 85mm f/1.4 on 35mm looks even "better" than 80mm f/2.8 on MF, and, with a better hit rate, especially with eye AF.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 16:26 UTC

You can achieve similar results, 1/3 the weight, 1/3 cost, faster fps, much faster focus with no waiting for the lenses by picking up a Sony A7RX right now...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 16:12 UTC as 27th comment | 18 replies

D800E / 85mm f/1.4 for me...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 13:58 UTC as 177th comment

If you can't get ...
-critical on-demand consistent focus ( poor auto focus )
-creative framing ( lack of focal lengths - lenses )
-creative dof ( lack of fast glass )
What's the point ?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:16 UTC as 289th comment
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