Alfred Molon

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Joined on Feb 27, 2002

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  • I had exactly the same AF problems with the Pen-F using a Panny 12-32 lens: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57409648 Back then I was thinking that my Pen-F was defective, so I returned the ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    Dear Tom, perhaps we should stop this discussion now, because nothing of value is being added anymore. Read again your post - you are basically questioning my competence, blaming me for not knowing ...
  • Replied in A68 Tethering?
    You mean the ability to live-view the images on a PC screen (or other device screen) and directly save the pics to it? I just checked and the A68 doesn't seem to have wireless connectivity. Maybe ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    As explained in a previous post, the peripheral AF points are needed if you shoot a panorama sequence, because some images of the series sometimes contain 90% of sky. And since everything should be ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    What does "shoot wide AF open" mean? I don't understand what you mean. If a camera has AF points, these have to work reliably, irrespective of the technical implementation. Or are you saying that ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    But in this case the gear doesn't work reliably. To make an analogy, if a car has brakes, the brakes should work 100% of the time, not just 70% or 80%. How are the peripheral AF point supposed to ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    How do you know how the A65 chooses the focus point - did you design this camera, do you have a reference, or are you also just guessing? If the peripheral focus point of the A65 are not to be used ...
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    Thinking again about it, don't you think that the A65, given the choice of central AF points and peripheral AF points for focusing, will use the central AF points, and only use the peripheral ones ...
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    So what is the best option? AF-S with spot or local? I do a lot of panoramas, and sometimes some components of the panorama sequence have a lot of sky and only some structures at the image borders. ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    lhkjacky wrote: AF-A with the wide area.
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    Of course static. For moving subjects the success rate is very low.
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    If the camera confirms a focus lock, but then the image comes out not in focus, it's a camera failure, not user error. But it may be the case that I get only a slightly lower success rate than you ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    That's exactly the same problem I have with the A65 - the AF is not reliable. Often I find myself having to double-check on the LCD if an image is really sharp. By the contrast, when I bought the ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    Hmm... 550 Euro for the 16-50, cheaper than the 16-80 which right now goes for 600 Euro. But I wasn't actually planning to invest further in the Alpha system (ok, if I get an A68 I would be ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    I have the Zeiss 16-80. It's the lens I use most. -- Alfred
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    And I notice now that the A68 is launched 1 1/2 years after the A77 II, so it shouldn't have a worse sensor than the A77 II.
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    I will have to compare again the A65 with the Panasonic GM1 (which I bought as a backup last October), because I got the impression that the GM1 vastly outperforms the A65 at high ISO. Pixel size ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    Thanks. That is consistent with sample images of the A68 I saw in reviews. 1/3 of a stop is not much and I was actually hoping for a larger improvement (1 stop or so). The A68 is not exactly ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    With the A65 in practice you can't go above ISO 800. But the Panasonic GM1 ("toy camera") I bought last year as a portable backup impressed me with its high ISO performance. Its ISO 3200 looked ...
  • Replied in A65 to A68
    Thanks. Can anybody comment on the high ISO performance improvement compared to the A65? -- Alfred
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