Jarekn

Jarekn

Lives in Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok & Toronto, Viet Nam
Works as a Professional Photographer
Joined on Jul 8, 2002
About me:

http://www.JarekNPhotography.com

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On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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Jarekn: So today I sold my last 3 nikon lenses, took a huge loss at the sale of my entire system (d4s, d810, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 85 1.4, sigma 35 & 50 1.4.) I have picked up Fuji X-T2 about 8 months ago mostly cause I was getting tired of having to fine tune my lenses in order to get the most out of em and to make sure that I wasn't getting back/front focus. The X-T2 is an amazing camera, love how it handles, the controls and the fact that focus is almost always spot on - no need to fine tune anything.

With that said I am missing the larger resolution and the shallow DOF of FF camera so now I need to decide if I'll pickup the A7R3 which given my large hands doesn't handle that great and also lacks on camera controls that make such a great difference.

While the D850 might be a great camera the need to fine tune lenses put me off DSLR system forever. I think that the future will go to mirrorless and in my opinion there is no way Nikon will catch up any time soon - if ever...

@BokehFantastic, ya that is what would think but that isn't the case. I had same issue on my D3s and D800... Did a full switch to D4s and D810 including new lenses and found the same issue. Had the system in at Nikon which told me that all was within their specifications, they didn't even want to look at my test photos. I guess the fact that over my life I had spent over $30k on Nikon gear didn't really matter which is fine as shooting the X-T2 gives me much more enjoyment and I will never again recommend a DSLR system to anyone. We have also done similar tests on my friends d600 with couple of lenses and there too we found issues. Pickup a test chart, put camera on tripod and do some tests where you'll change the subject distance, fstop and see how accurate it is. My 70-200 needed adjustment of +15 when shooting closer and 0 when subject was further away. My 24-70 needed one value at 24 side and another at 70... Just pain in the behind that now I don't have to worry about.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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Jarekn: So today I sold my last 3 nikon lenses, took a huge loss at the sale of my entire system (d4s, d810, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 85 1.4, sigma 35 & 50 1.4.) I have picked up Fuji X-T2 about 8 months ago mostly cause I was getting tired of having to fine tune my lenses in order to get the most out of em and to make sure that I wasn't getting back/front focus. The X-T2 is an amazing camera, love how it handles, the controls and the fact that focus is almost always spot on - no need to fine tune anything.

With that said I am missing the larger resolution and the shallow DOF of FF camera so now I need to decide if I'll pickup the A7R3 which given my large hands doesn't handle that great and also lacks on camera controls that make such a great difference.

While the D850 might be a great camera the need to fine tune lenses put me off DSLR system forever. I think that the future will go to mirrorless and in my opinion there is no way Nikon will catch up any time soon - if ever...

@russbarnes, I suggest you take some time to research how AF is achieved on DSLR systems and on mirroless and you'll see why the DSLRs are more likely to have issues with back/front focus... I like to shoot wide open and I am very critical of having the right focus - closes eye to me, so any back/front focused image is not acceptable. Here check this out, and if you don't think this article is accurate there are many others going into more detail. https://digital-photography-school.com/3-reasons-why-mirrorless-cameras-are-better-than-digital-slrs-for-focusing/

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 16:12 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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Jarekn: So today I sold my last 3 nikon lenses, took a huge loss at the sale of my entire system (d4s, d810, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 85 1.4, sigma 35 & 50 1.4.) I have picked up Fuji X-T2 about 8 months ago mostly cause I was getting tired of having to fine tune my lenses in order to get the most out of em and to make sure that I wasn't getting back/front focus. The X-T2 is an amazing camera, love how it handles, the controls and the fact that focus is almost always spot on - no need to fine tune anything.

With that said I am missing the larger resolution and the shallow DOF of FF camera so now I need to decide if I'll pickup the A7R3 which given my large hands doesn't handle that great and also lacks on camera controls that make such a great difference.

While the D850 might be a great camera the need to fine tune lenses put me off DSLR system forever. I think that the future will go to mirrorless and in my opinion there is no way Nikon will catch up any time soon - if ever...

In regards to your comment on Sony not getting you anything extra, I think you're very wrong about it. The AF accuracy on the A9/A7R3 I think is much better from any of the DSLRs, and the fact that there is no back/front focus is priceless for me. The Eye focus is another great feature, maybe not for everyone but for me would be for sure.

At the time of me getting the X-T2 I did look at the A7r2 but found the AF way too slow for my needs and so I ended up with the X-T2. Things do change, technology advances and life goes on. My friend will be getting the A7R3 on the 15th and I'll spend couple of days playing with it and then decide. So far I am leaning more towards the X-T2 but time will tell :D

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 09:45 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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Jarekn: So today I sold my last 3 nikon lenses, took a huge loss at the sale of my entire system (d4s, d810, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 85 1.4, sigma 35 & 50 1.4.) I have picked up Fuji X-T2 about 8 months ago mostly cause I was getting tired of having to fine tune my lenses in order to get the most out of em and to make sure that I wasn't getting back/front focus. The X-T2 is an amazing camera, love how it handles, the controls and the fact that focus is almost always spot on - no need to fine tune anything.

With that said I am missing the larger resolution and the shallow DOF of FF camera so now I need to decide if I'll pickup the A7R3 which given my large hands doesn't handle that great and also lacks on camera controls that make such a great difference.

While the D850 might be a great camera the need to fine tune lenses put me off DSLR system forever. I think that the future will go to mirrorless and in my opinion there is no way Nikon will catch up any time soon - if ever...

I can assure you that the focus shift I was experiencing was not due to a technical mistake on my side. I have done tons of tests with focus chart, tripod, consistent lighting and was able to demonstrate the shift every time across most of my lenses - some more than others. Yes, the images on my site are sharp as I was able to work around the focus shift by memorizing the Fine tune values for each of the lenses/focal distance/aperture - something that worked fine in controlled environment but did not work so well on street where things change every second and which caused many of what would have been great shots useless.

For me there is no going back to a DSLR period, the fact that I don't need to screw around with fine tuning is worth the small difference in the DOF. If I decide to stay with the X-T2 I'll get the 56 1.2 and that will partially take care of the DOF at least for that focal length.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 09:45 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)

So today I sold my last 3 nikon lenses, took a huge loss at the sale of my entire system (d4s, d810, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 85 1.4, sigma 35 & 50 1.4.) I have picked up Fuji X-T2 about 8 months ago mostly cause I was getting tired of having to fine tune my lenses in order to get the most out of em and to make sure that I wasn't getting back/front focus. The X-T2 is an amazing camera, love how it handles, the controls and the fact that focus is almost always spot on - no need to fine tune anything.

With that said I am missing the larger resolution and the shallow DOF of FF camera so now I need to decide if I'll pickup the A7R3 which given my large hands doesn't handle that great and also lacks on camera controls that make such a great difference.

While the D850 might be a great camera the need to fine tune lenses put me off DSLR system forever. I think that the future will go to mirrorless and in my opinion there is no way Nikon will catch up any time soon - if ever...

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 26th comment | 13 replies
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