mr.izo

Lives in Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia
Joined on Apr 8, 2004

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On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (202 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: MOST lens reviews are largely inaccurate & a waste. Here is why:

One of the biggest flaws of ALL lenses is NOT its native sharpness, fall-off, CR, etc, BUT INSTEAD the variations between samples! Point:

Earlier this year I went to look for a second hand ultra-wide zoom for my a7RII, the only 2 options being Sigma's own 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II & the much hyped Canon EF 11-24mm F4L (both Canon mount to use with a Metabones adapter). Noting that SURELY this adapter is not originally meant to be used with these lenses & can largely affect its native performance, I tried 2 samples of the Canon that were great, 1 sample of the Canon that was HORRID, 5 samples of the Sigma that were "OK", and 1 sample of the Sigma that was STELLAR! Critically sharp all across the frame & going against just about ALL reviews out there that say the lens is "average".

Never buy a new lens! Never! Find second-hand ones that you can ACTUALLY TEST & you may find the stellar one for a killer price!

Agreed 100%. Lenses should be tested in factory (not just few samples from bunch of hundreds or thousands), so they preserve some kind of level of uniformity.
And i do agree that from this point of view is better to just buy second hand, where you can test things. I did have chance to test let say 3 different versions of same model lense (tamron) buying new, but that wasn't expensive stuff, usually you cant just pick 3 or 4 let say 11-24 L versions and play with them. Sigma is probably most effected by sample variation, which is too bad, since when you pick right, it's jack pot (sharpness etc).

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 04:47 UTC

and sony still don't get it..

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 13th comment
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Mordecai Papamichaels: 30 seconds to start. I am sure Sony engineers are nodding in approval

they aren't nodding for that big battery, for sure..

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:27 UTC

i guess nikon wants to scare costumers away with their price policy..

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 08:43 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies

it was about time, nikon. but it should be in 15-17mm area really (i guess that's how they wants to fond niche between 17 and 24 mm) and again, expensive as gold.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 08:33 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Tim McClanahan: Mic jack?
Headphone jack?

it's eve simpler than that, dpreview will approve link, i think..
https://www.amazon.co.uk/R%C3%98DE-Microphones-VideoMic-Directional-Microphone/dp/B018KIJGU8/ref=pd_sim_sbs_421_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3CART5PPJ8JBSXEEQFW4

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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Valis89: In what world do 1400 US dollar equal 1700 Euro?? Same story as with the 6300, all american reviewers praised it for delivering a great camera for just 999 US. In Europe: 1299. I really like Sony cameras, but no sane european should buy that

even with tax, us consumers gets cheaper stuff there. but i don't want go political now..

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
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NelsonMichaelJr: Does it have a microphone jack? It doesn't seem so from the above's spec list.

classic sony..

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (215 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Would be interesting if this lens performs well on A7 cameras using MC-11. There are people (Tony Northrup) saying that Canon mount wide-angle lenses adapted to A7 loose a bit of corner resolution.

he's new rockwell-

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
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snapa: The ONLY thing I was hoping to see was for Sony to introduce ANY new APS-C E-mount native lenses, or even improved MkII lenses of any kind. Since that did not happen (again), I hope Sigma will fill the need for very high quality 'NATIVE' zoom lenses. Even a new WA (16-20) pancake primes would also be welcome :(

agreed, i just dont get it , why sigma or tamron (sony is overpriced form start, imo, maybe it this the answer).. don't goes in e mount more with zooms etc.
i'm sure it's kind of legal stuff.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 11:28 UTC

sweden is north enough, no problem with overheating..

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 19:38 UTC as 24th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (46 comments in total)

Not sure if it was photokina star or not, but for ex, canon 300d was star in consumer market, no doubt. First camera, which brings "affordable" dslr to people (well, it did to me, anyway). that deserve place on some list, in my opinion..

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:44 UTC as 21st comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)
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King of Song: Actually I'm becoming a little frustrated and confused. I'm disappointed with Canon. I don't really like the Nikon F mount. The Sony E mount is half gadget half camera. Sony A mount??? At heart I'm a medium format guy, in the past I always used Rollei 6008. Medium format digital has not really been feasible until now.

Last year I almost bought the Pentax 645Z, but I hesitated because I didn't really like the lenses. This new Hasselblad X1D is truly gorgeous, but the lenses are going to be slow. This means for street photography you will need to use higher ISO's which may negate the benefits of the larger format? If that's the case, why spend so much more, lose speed and versatility, and gain weight, if there is no mage quality dividends?

Suddenly there is another alternative, the new Fuji GFX 50S. It has the potential for faster lenses due to the fact that it has a shutter. I will wait for DPR to test these two cameras side by side, before I make my final decision.

if you don't mind using manual lenses, you probably could use some old mf faster lenses (contax, mamiya, czj, etc), when adapters come out. Only thing i'm not sure is if this camera have kind of shuuter mechanism, that support lenses with integratred leaf shutters and all that. But since there is enough room for adapters, maybe they have intagreted shutters, too.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)
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mr.izo: How are the minimum focus distances on these short flange digital mf cameras ? I remember fot ex. on mamiya 7 lenses (i know, different lense design etc), you can't get real close to subjects. Ok, there are macro adapters and all that, bit still..

i'm aware about rangefinder design, i was speaking in these new mf mirrorless cameras, which is not that far away, if you look at it (smaller footprint etc). I think minimum focus is an issue here, since if you want it, you have to have bigger, longer lenses (same goes for aps or ff mirrorless cameras).
So, that's why i'm asking what's minimum distances for let say new lenses for fuji and other new mf cameras that are coming out. Could be critical, when doing some portraits, landscapes etc..

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:52 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)

How are the minimum focus distances on these short flange digital mf cameras ? I remember fot ex. on mamiya 7 lenses (i know, different lense design etc), you can't get real close to subjects. Ok, there are macro adapters and all that, bit still..

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:23 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands on with Sigma's latest lenses (82 comments in total)
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photog4u: Kindly as one of the product manager's in the booth if they are planning on supporting either or both of the Sony mounts anytime soon? Thank you.

olivemoonstudios, if that was the case, why bother with prime lesnses them which already are there? i think they would earn enough juts by good (affordable) e zoom lenses.. tamron is not maybe major player here, but sigma definitely is.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:56 UTC

is tha corner plastic removable? why not for camera use, too..

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:50 UTC as 8th comment

looks like a proper, no bs tool.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 111th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands on with Sigma's latest lenses (82 comments in total)
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photog4u: Kindly as one of the product manager's in the booth if they are planning on supporting either or both of the Sony mounts anytime soon? Thank you.

Good one. Still can't understand why sigma or tamron don't offer something like 10-20, 17-50/2.8, 24-70/2.8, 50-150/2-8, 70-200 lenses in sony e mount. Is it technical or something more fishy (like sony afraid of loosing sells of their overpriced lenses and make legal action about it or something)?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:08 UTC

looks like portable HAL 9000, lol.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:00 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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