biza43

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
Works as a Petroleum Geologist
Has a website at www.paulobizarro.com
Joined on Oct 6, 2009

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On article Leica SL Review (863 comments in total)
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JensR: "Let's take a look at how the SL compares with the Sony a7R II, the only other full frame mirrorless camera out there currently."

Well, as far as I know: A7, A7S, A7R, A7 II, A7S II, A7R II

Also might be worth pointing out that all Mark2 Sonys offer stabilised lenses as well.

Choosing the 24MP A7 II for comparison would probably have helped to close the speed difference between Sony and Leica. Comparing it to the Mark I (no IBIS) would illustrate the price differential.

"I've shot the 24mm SonyZeiss, it seemed pretty good, but there's that whole lossy raw undercutting it. The A7 suffers from this problem too."

You continue to be out of touch with reality. Lossy Raw is a thing of the past on the A7 platform, since new firmware was released some time ago to correct that.

Also, you should really try the G, ZA, and GM lenses from Sony, you would be surprised...

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 10:15 UTC

Makes perfect sense as a step up from the Fuji X series, keeping in line in the same ecosystem.

But the title could be a little less sensationalist/paternalist perhaps? "You want it" and "We have the shots to prove it"... really?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 09:51 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica SL Review (863 comments in total)
In reply to:

JensR: "Let's take a look at how the SL compares with the Sony a7R II, the only other full frame mirrorless camera out there currently."

Well, as far as I know: A7, A7S, A7R, A7 II, A7S II, A7R II

Also might be worth pointing out that all Mark2 Sonys offer stabilised lenses as well.

Choosing the 24MP A7 II for comparison would probably have helped to close the speed difference between Sony and Leica. Comparing it to the Mark I (no IBIS) would illustrate the price differential.

HowaboutRAW:

"The Sony G lenses are optical jokes compared to good Leica lenses."

This statement is simply not true, to put it in a nice way.

"True I forgot about the very good SonyZeiss 55mm f1.8 for the FE mount. No there aren't especially good Zeiss or SonyZeiss for the E mount APSC bodies."

Funny you now digress towards APSC. But even there, you just forgot about the excellent ZA 24 f1.8; also you apparently don't know about Zeiss Touit.

" Again, starting from 50mm up all work fine. I know that, I use the C Sonnar 50 and 90 elmarit on my A7 and A7II. " If you insist. How are those corners.

"Is that the 90mm f/4 elmarit? I can see that lens working decently on an A7II body."

Leica M 90 f2.8 Elmarit. I also used the Tele-Elmarit, works fine as well. Of course Leica lenses are very good. You disputing the quality of the Sony lenses I listed is funny, you should take off your Leica goggles:)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (863 comments in total)
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JensR: "Let's take a look at how the SL compares with the Sony a7R II, the only other full frame mirrorless camera out there currently."

Well, as far as I know: A7, A7S, A7R, A7 II, A7S II, A7R II

Also might be worth pointing out that all Mark2 Sonys offer stabilised lenses as well.

Choosing the 24MP A7 II for comparison would probably have helped to close the speed difference between Sony and Leica. Comparing it to the Mark I (no IBIS) would illustrate the price differential.

"No, the A7 bodies, all, don't work real well with M lenses. Don't pretend otherwise. Now sure, a 50mm M lens, not the Noctilux, on the A7RII would would work better than say a 28mm lens on that same Sony body."

Boy, you are a bit thick aren't you? As I said, M mount wide angle lenses have problems in some Sony A7 cameras, with the notable exception of the WATE. Again, starting from 50mm up all work fine. I know that, I use the C Sonnar 50 and 90 elmarit on my A7 and A7II. You should do proper homework, rather than sweep generalizations that are actually wrong.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (863 comments in total)
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JensR: "Let's take a look at how the SL compares with the Sony a7R II, the only other full frame mirrorless camera out there currently."

Well, as far as I know: A7, A7S, A7R, A7 II, A7S II, A7R II

Also might be worth pointing out that all Mark2 Sonys offer stabilised lenses as well.

Choosing the 24MP A7 II for comparison would probably have helped to close the speed difference between Sony and Leica. Comparing it to the Mark I (no IBIS) would illustrate the price differential.

""Seems you forgot about other Sony ZA, G, and GM lenses." Nope I did NOT.

There are some very nice SonyZeiss lenses for the A mount system though, but I didn't mention that.""

Yes you forgot. I was talking about the very good Sony Zeiss lenses for the E mount (SEL), they are also called ZA. You should check them out: 24 f1.8 (for APSC format), 35 f1.4, 55 f1.8, 50 f1.4, 16-35 f4, 24-70 f4 (all for FF format).

"G lenses? ha, ha. They're AF I guess."

Yes they are. so what? Doesn't the Leica SL uses AF lenses too? Again, you should check the quality of following lenses: 90 Macro, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 70-200 f4, 85 f1.4... some are called GM.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (863 comments in total)
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JensR: "Let's take a look at how the SL compares with the Sony a7R II, the only other full frame mirrorless camera out there currently."

Well, as far as I know: A7, A7S, A7R, A7 II, A7S II, A7R II

Also might be worth pointing out that all Mark2 Sonys offer stabilised lenses as well.

Choosing the 24MP A7 II for comparison would probably have helped to close the speed difference between Sony and Leica. Comparing it to the Mark I (no IBIS) would illustrate the price differential.

"You'll need Zeiss Batis or Loxia to compete for optical quality with decent Leica lenses. And yes, I've not forgotten the SonyZeiss 50mm FE f/1.4. And the Loxia line of lenses is manual focus only."

Seems you forgot about other Sony ZA, G, and GM lenses. No, you don't need to use Zeiss Batis and Loxia to get top quality lenses for Sony A7 system.

"Right, the A7II is a nice camera, it doesn't work real well with M lenses, unlike this SL. The reason being that the SL has an effectively curved sensor."

It does not work well with SOME M lenses, notably wide angles. Even then, it works fine with the WATE, plus anything 50 and above.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 16:40 UTC

Great work.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 09:20 UTC as 13th comment
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (283 comments in total)

Good set of images.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:30 UTC as 55th comment
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biza43: It is interesting that all the recent trend and fashion on photo bag design is mimicking what Billingham have been doing since 1973...

The original is still the better.

The price difference is not that great really. Same ball park.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 10:14 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (648 comments in total)
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jorgepr: More of the same. Buy it, Canon will thank you

Yup, seems like the market wants and buys what they offer, go figure... seems like a good way of running a business...

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:13 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (648 comments in total)
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jorgepr: More of the same. Buy it, Canon will thank you

They seem to still be on top of their game compared to say, Nikon... Apparently, more of the same is what the market and buyers want...

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 09:44 UTC

If you couple the delays in development (with associated rising costs), with the launch of competitive cameras in the same segment from Panasonic, Canon, and Sony, it ends up being "not too much, too late".

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:23 UTC as 230th comment

It is interesting that all the recent trend and fashion on photo bag design is mimicking what Billingham have been doing since 1973...

The original is still the better.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 13:36 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)

Thanks to Roger for an informative article. Intuitively, we all know (or should know) that zooms show more variability in performance, given their more complex optics. In the end, some are better than others, and statistics/classifications based on a sample of 1 are worthless.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:38 UTC as 10th comment

Some good work, planning, and some luck, to get what no doubt will be lasting memories for them. Photography is about creating memories, so congrats to the couple, and thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 16th comment
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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TN Args: To me, that should end the accusations that this lens is bigger than it needs to be. Think Otus.

So, it's $5,000, right?

Sony A7 users must be a bit frustrated about lack of native access to the Sigma Art line.

As a Sony A7 system user, I am not frustrated for not being able to use the Sigma Art monsters in my cameras, natively. One of the reasons I chose the system was to be able to use top quality and small and light lenses like the Loxia 21, Batis 25, Batis 85, just to name a few. I even find the Sony 85 GM lens too big and heavy, and that one is smaller and lighter than the Sigma 85 Art...

I don't understand the current trend of having huge lenses, why are people asking for lenses that need to be large and heavy, just to resolve a few more lines-per-mm in the corners and edges?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:01 UTC
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Jim Evidon: It makes you wonder how the Weston's, Adams and Andre Kertez managed to take such great pictures without a Canon EOS-1D whatever. Oh, that's right. Talent. The more technology we have, the more complicated the camera. But is it really better for all of the complication? I doubt it.

"Kertez: A Leica; Weston & Adams: a Med. format Hasselblad, Phase One or possibly just stick with an 8x10 field camera with sheet film and if in a lazy mood, use a light meter. Why mess with perfection?"

Leica has gone digital; Hasselblad just introduced a mirrorless MF camera (so has Fuji). So much for useless technology, right? The 1DX is not a camera to shoot what those guys were shooting at the time, or would be shooting today. Or maybe, if they lived today, they would use a 1DX and shoot action and sports, who knows?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
On article Applying color theory to landscape photography (87 comments in total)

Good article.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 14:25 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

Another good article today, with focus on personal experience and photography, rather than the gear.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 14:07 UTC as 19th comment

Good article. I often find myself in the same situation, it is fun and challenging. Rather than thinking about the "shots that I have missed", I prefer to think on the "shots that I did got". The latter approach often gives me much better photos, as I make the effort to get a good photo.

And certainly, the shots in the article are good, really good, and "take me there".

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 126th comment | 1 reply
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