Robert Holloway

Robert Holloway

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Dog rescue
Joined on Jul 4, 2001
About me:

Sony a6000
Zeiss 35/2.8, Zeiss 55/1.8, Rokinon 14/2.8, Sony 55-200/4.5

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sandy b: Gee, here is an idea, how about reviewing it on a CANON camera?

I use canon lenses on my Sony a7r2. FD28, 50 and 135 along with 135L an 200Ls.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 05:13 UTC

Many very silly, bitter, sad and jealous comments on here. Really interesting video for me. As an ex canon shooter who used to 300/2.8L IS this was a curiosity. Seriously, some people on here need to get a life.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 05:12 UTC as 9th comment
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)
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Tester_v: Canon 200mm f2.8 L is as good as 135mm and yuo can get one for about $300 used...

I have them both and they are excellent, but very different.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 04:40 UTC
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)

I had the Canon 135mm f2L when I shot Canon. I sold it when I switched to Sony. Missed the lens terribly, so repurchased it. The lens can easily be repurchased for $700 and has nice AF on a Sony with the Sigma adaptor. Everything in the article is true. It’s usually in my bag!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 04:38 UTC as 66th comment

Good idea, but hard for us Sony users to participate :-(

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 34th comment

More uneducated comments in here. We're talking about 35mm lenses, so saying it's a boring FOV versus 12mm is , to be honest, uneducated.

IMHO the 35mm focal length can be broadly divided into two groups. Manual focus lenses tend to be smaller and lighter, auto focus lenses tend to be larger and more expensive. However, the primary driver of size is aperture.

Then there's classic versus modern character. Neither right or wrong, just different.

I'm looking for a smaller manual focus lens that will yield amazing results in my eyes. Like some, I'm gravitating towards Voigtlander, Leica and Zeiss. Once I find my holy grail I'll sell all my other 35's except the Zeiss 1.4.

One person has labelled these lenses as collectors items for rich people. Comments that are of no use to any of us as they don't help and are profoundly ignorant.

Be constructive and helpful and if you can't... read, listen and learn. Honestly, it's a part of becoming a better photographer.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 19:48 UTC as 2nd comment
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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!

The Sigma Art is a totally different lens. I have the Sony Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon which i like, but it's big and heavy versus these guys. Trying to decide between Nokton, Ultron and Summicron.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 02:44 UTC
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Becksvart: In the same price range as the new Samyang AF FE 35 1,4, which is about as large and heavy as the Sony 35 1,4, which is significantly more costly.

I look forward to seeing comparisons between this, the Samyang and the Loxia 35/2. From what we see right now it seems attractive to me. MFD is 3cm, again like the Samy.

Small 35/2 for a Sony - Summicron. Affordable, not so sure :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 02:39 UTC
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Kashim: What's with all these crappy "classic" lenses they keep bringing back lately at exorbitant prices? Who is this garbage for? Rich collectors or something?

Some really uninformed comments here, but what's new? I am neither rich or a collector, but will be buying this lens (or the 1.7 Ultron) let me explain why for the uninformed.

1) IQ - Voigtlander sits up there with Leica and Zeiss producing some of the best lenses we can buy. However, theirs are significantly lower price.

2) Size - At about 250g it is way smaller than my Sony Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4.

3) Price - This is cheap versus other 35mm f1.4 lenses

4) The MF experience on a Sony a7 body - I love it!

Kashim and Everythings1, you might want to try using these types of lenses before pouring out poorly thought through comments.

Rob

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 02:35 UTC

DP Review, please can you review this (and other Lightroom competitors). It's as least as important to us as a lens or new camera body. More of your readers edit photos that use a specific lens or body in one mount. Thanks Rob

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 14:55 UTC as 101st comment | 5 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1631 comments in total)

Nice article Richard. With photo editing almost as important as the camera and this being a site about Digital photography, it's amazing that there are not more reviews of Raw Editors that offer an alternative to Adobe LR. Thanks

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 00:32 UTC as 118th comment

As a collector of classic lenses for my Sony this is fascinating. I'm really interested, however, the choice of photos is poor. The black and white is not an ideal set up for a lens like this as the child is behind the plane of focus. Very interesting.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 02:38 UTC as 8th comment

Really excellent article Allison. I'm a dog walker and the shots we get of client's dogs with the iPhone 7+ are very good. Our clients are delighted. I just can't carry my Sony a7r2 and a Zeiss Batis 85. The key point is that in portrait mode, it's good enough for 95% of people. BTW, I am convinced that in updates Apple is improving it. I see major changes versus when I first got the phone.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 23:20 UTC as 140th comment
On article Vintage lens shootout: three lenses, one model (77 comments in total)

Thanks DP Review for this video. It's outstanding! I have been collecting "classic" lenses since switching from canon to Sony. Many of my classics are Canon. I'm currently thinking about a Leica Summicron. The awesome thing about each of these lenses is that, in the hands of a skilled photographer, they produce radically different looks. I recently encouraged my friend to star shooting with a Canon FD 50 versus her kit lens and she's now hooked. My advice to anyone with a mirrorless camera (like Sony) is take the plunge, the lenses are cheap and focus peaking and assist makes it easy. Enjoy! Rob

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 02:39 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies

I'm sure many Canon users will be happy. Even my iPhone shoots 4k from a year ago. I left Canon 2 years ago after 35+ years of loving the brand. I still love the lenses and use them. But this introduction is exactly why I switched. Very sad :-(

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:25 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies

Beautiful! Reminded me of "The Big Blue"

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 12th comment
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Robert Holloway: I find DP Review's comments section increasingly depressing and useless. Endless people with no interest in a product pouring venom on every post. I won't be buying these lenses, but what fascinates me is to check the gear owned section of these critics.

People criticize the lack of lenses for Sony and the pick faults with every lens released.

I'm not sure if it's fear based (they are killing my brand) or simple ignorance. Today, none of them have used these lenses of seen the results.

Maybe that's what DP Review has become - a forum for people to desperately defend their positions by offering nothing more than scorn and venom on every new initiative in a dying industry (that's right, phones are the enemy) . Very sad

Rob

Exactly my point!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 03:13 UTC

I find DP Review's comments section increasingly depressing and useless. Endless people with no interest in a product pouring venom on every post. I won't be buying these lenses, but what fascinates me is to check the gear owned section of these critics.

People criticize the lack of lenses for Sony and the pick faults with every lens released.

I'm not sure if it's fear based (they are killing my brand) or simple ignorance. Today, none of them have used these lenses of seen the results.

Maybe that's what DP Review has become - a forum for people to desperately defend their positions by offering nothing more than scorn and venom on every new initiative in a dying industry (that's right, phones are the enemy) . Very sad

Rob

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 02:12 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (318 comments in total)

I love the people on this site who see something new and different and bash it. Likely the same people who criticize a lack of lenses for Sony. Will I buy this lens? No. But to a photographer, it's very interesting. I'm increasingly interested in lenses that provide unique looks on my FF body. hence the exploration of classic primes. I've purchased 6 this year already.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 01:43 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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Robert Holloway: Here's the problem. I have Batis 85 and it's a nice lens. Most commentators see little difference between it and new budget Sony 85/1.8 at $600. Batis 135 is $2k and f2.8 leaving space for new "budget" Sony 135 at $999 in 2018. Personally, an AF/MF switch and assignable Eye AF button is more useful than a digital focus point readout.

Now throw in the two 135's I already own. The Canon 135f2L which is a legendary lens and AFs beautifully. The Canon FD 135 f3.5 was a gift from a friend who lost her dad. MF but lovely images.

Final thought, I just bought an old Tamron FD 2x converter for $5. Matched with a Canon FD 50mm f1.8 ($40) it yields very interesting results.

Options, options.

For me personally, this is a no no.

Amazing indeed - As an ex Canon shooter, I'd owned the outstanding Canon 135/2L for many years and kept my eyes open for a mint used version. The same month, a friend's dad died and she gave me two of his old Canon FD lenses. All that said, I've long loved the results from Dave Rochelle's A mount Zeiss 135/1.8.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 06:04 UTC
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