captura

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On article Shooting with the Sony Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R (1 comment in total)

June 20, 2018.
I just bought my first A7 to-day. Now the fun begins!

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 06:15 UTC as 1st comment
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LakeSuperior1: Not knocking this lens particularly seeing as I haven't seen one yet. But I just find it interesting that so many people go for these Samyang/Bower/Rokinon lenses. The couple that I have used were very poor optically and the build was cheap. Way back in the film days, these names were the junk of camera gear and from the couple of lenses I have tried, they still are. I know they fit the price range for many. But why spend $1000 to $3000 on a body just to skimp on a cheap quality lens?

For the price, maybe all current Samyang/Rokinon/Bower lenses should be considered stellar.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 01:27 UTC
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Rich Evans: The low cost options for Sony keep coming: this 24, Samyang 35 2.8, Sony 50 1.8, Sony 851.8, Tamron 27-75 2.8.

Hard to find fault with lens ecosystem in Sony side now, unless you need really exotic piece of glass, and the prices are quite good.

Hard to justify in a dying system like, Micro Four Thurds with similarly priced lenses and cameras at a much lower quality. Pretty cameras though.

Also the Sony SEL28 FE 28 mm f/2-22 Standard-Prime Lens

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 00:42 UTC
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rationalist: Such small prime lenses make the whole Sony system extremely interesting to me. Just hope that the quality lives up to what the not so low price promises. With combinations like these I hardly see any reason to stick to my apsc gear... ( don‘t tell my wife )

I believe that Rokinon and Samyang are the same.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 00:35 UTC
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photogeek: A small and light 40mm f/1.8 pretty please?

How about the Samyang SYIO35AF-E 35mm f/2.8 Ultra Compact Wide Angle Lens for Sony E Mount Full Frame, Black?
Lots of choices.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 00:28 UTC
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EcoR1: “ The FE mount means it works with full-frame Sony cameras...”

Who is writing these articles? DPReview, do something about this. FE-mount doesn’t mean anything, because there is no such a thing. Writing this kind of nonsense gives impression that this lens is not usable with Sony’s A6xxx-series. Newsflash, as a full frame E-mount lens it works with all E-mount cameras, apsc and fullframe alike.

Editors don’t make this nomenclature mistake when covering Nikon’s F-mount news. F-mount is always called as F-mount regardless of the lens type. Why is it so hard to do the same with Sony?

Indeed. I've been making this correction all over the place. But this is the first time I've seen this mistake from a DPR "Pro."

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2018 at 23:32 UTC

To: (unknown member:)
June 11, 2018.
"Samyang Unveils The AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Sony Mount"

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 19:06 UTC as 4th comment
On article First pictures of rumored Samyang 24mm F2.8 AF lens (114 comments in total)

Carrying on, this lens would be an alternative to the Sony 35mm f2.8 (Full Frame E Mount)
In 2014, Phoblographer saidthis about the Sony,
"The first prime lens for Sony to release for the new full frame E Mount cameras is the 35mm f2.8. And it’s so far received some very mixed criticisms. If you’re a bokeh fiend, you may say that this lens has too slow of an aperture. But then on the other hand, some folks might want something a bit more compact. Ergonomics aside though, this lens is also about some serious performance.
With seven aperture blades, weather sealing and one of the most mind boggling lens hoods in the industry, this is a lens that you’ll most likely fall in love with due to its pure performance in the right situations."
This new Samyang 24/2.8 could be smaller, better, less expensive.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 00:39 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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captura: Too big, too heavy for most. Sony, give us a new A6700 with all the features of the Samsung NX1, please,

I agree. The NX1 is larger.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 23:27 UTC

Too big, too heavy for most. Sony, give us a new A6700 with all the features of the Samsung NX1, please,

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 00:54 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (549 comments in total)
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captura: It will be nice to check in on the Toronto Pandas when they arrive for their visit to the Calgary zoo!

http://www.torontozoo.com/Pandas/

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 02:13 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (549 comments in total)
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Dimit: I can hardly see a video with a duration exceeding 10 mins or something, but not when it's you guys!
So,I don't say ''slow down Chris when you're speaking like a machine gun'' cause the video would be 30 mins!!!
Great job as usual...

It's colder in Canada....we have to speak faster just to stay warm!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 16:51 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (549 comments in total)

It will be nice to check in on the Toronto Pandas when they arrive for their visit to the Calgary zoo!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 16:48 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies

Tsk! Tsk!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 01:02 UTC as 97th comment
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esmoxd: I wonder how Sony's digitally uncorrected lenses perform in analogue?

An APSC lens.
Hmm, is there something similar between NEX and LEX?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 03:30 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best cameras for parents (266 comments in total)
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derfotograf: What about 'Best Cameras For Idiots And Lunatics'?

Best cameras for pests?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 22:32 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best cameras for parents (266 comments in total)
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Dr Blackjack: Sony A7ii???

As a Sony fan and user... why? You list stabilization being great for stills and photos, but that's much more M43 territory. A7ii is a great camera for a huge range of purposes, but I'm not sure if it's particularly good at parents' unique needs. Even within 2 Sony picks I'd choose the relatively speedy and megacheap A6000 and then the stabilized,touch,front-LSI A6500.

Try again. Let's say there are several excellent APSC size lenses for the A6000 series cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 22:30 UTC
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captura: I expect the Sony e-mount version to be sharper.

The improved sharpness of the APSC version was also noted in DxO tests.
Lenstips failed to properly compare the brokeh qualty between the M43 and APSC models. The difference is huge.
The possible cause of this maybe a recurrent but well-hidden issue of Onion-Skin Bokeh, which is an occasionally repeating phenomenon that crops up here and there, in forums discussing Sony APSC sensors.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 21:14 UTC
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (630 comments in total)
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captura: Ha ha, I just bought a new one, dirt cheap. I switched it over to the Made-In-Japan variant of the 18-55, which was designed to suit the higher needs of the 24 mp NEX-7.
The 20mp sensor equals or outperforms the NEX-7, although I do get some moire.
I plan to use this A3000 for shooting with heavier telephoto lenses, and for video.
The grip and handling is fantastic. Don't mind the menu as I'm used to it.

With an AF autofocus lens, your ability won't be restricted by the dim near-useless EVF and screen.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 19:43 UTC
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (630 comments in total)
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captura: Ha ha, I just bought a new one, dirt cheap. I switched it over to the Made-In-Japan variant of the 18-55, which was designed to suit the higher needs of the 24 mp NEX-7.
The 20mp sensor equals or outperforms the NEX-7, although I do get some moire.
I plan to use this A3000 for shooting with heavier telephoto lenses, and for video.
The grip and handling is fantastic. Don't mind the menu as I'm used to it.

Most adaptors simply won't work or are too slow. Metabones and Sigma are OK but expensive. I would just use Sony lenses which give you the benefits of AF and in some cases, OSS stabilization.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 17:35 UTC
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