RMGoodLight

RMGoodLight

Joined on Nov 9, 2013

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Steppenw0lf: The series of six I lenses are not spectacular but excellent workhorses (in metal casing). They have fast AF but are similar in size to the original Elmarits, but they are also close focusing with good bokeh. And they are affordable. A fine addition to the high end Leica primes.
The well known 2.8/45 was the first of them.

Actually I prefer them to the (often oversized) primes from Sony or CaNikon.

Oversized Sony primes? Sony released 3 tiny GM primes around F2.8 lately. Most of the primes released in the last years are smaller in size and weight than Sigmas, Nikons, Canons and Tamrons offerings. Look at the 35mm F1.4 GM, 50mm F1.2 GM or the FE 35mm F1.8.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 09:48 UTC
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attomole: the 90 2.8 looks nice lens, but at the expense of some weight and size I would have a macro lens of similar focal length, much more versatile, it looks a nice lens though so does the whole series, pity they dont have camera to match it,

Sony A7C? Sigma fp?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 09:40 UTC
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Marximus: That 90 is *tiny*.

Sigma 90mm F2.8 = L 62mm + Flange 18mm = 80mm
SAL 85mm F2.8 = L 52mm + Flange 44,5mm = 96,5mm

No, the SAL is not smaller if adapted to a Sony mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 22:24 UTC
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janist74: For Xmas my A7C gets the 90mm.... :)

A6400 and Sigma 90mm F2.8 would be slightly smaller and add more reach. 135mm f4.2 equiv.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 22:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II sample gallery (DPReview TV) (19 comments in total)
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Platinumkid: Honestly, I cannot see a difference between these and a gallery made with S1R, Z7II or similar.

What did you expect?! If you even out all factors like high MP count and eqivalent aperture the differece in good light is only visible side by side pixel peeping. FF has the advantage that lenses and sensors exists that are capable to replicate a similiar look to a Fuji or Hassi MF image. In theory APSC or mFT images could and might look the same but there are no 50MP sensors yet and glass that is eqivalent to a good MF F2.0 is nearly impossible to make.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2021 at 10:31 UTC
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EXkurogane: Viltrox released four new autofocus lenses for nikon Z. A 24mm 1.8 full Frant, and three APSC f1.4 lenses. Since last week. Some are already in stock in major camera stores. Where are the news? It's not here, it's not on petapixel, not on Fstoppers... 🤔

Oh yeah. I forgot there's an anti-nikon agenda online. The public shouldn't be informed, so that they will keep believing that Nikon doesn't get third party autofocus lenses.

This, this comment is irrelevant to this article, but I'm gonna rant anyway.

I only see to little interest in small companies new products on main stream sites here. Voigtländer releases frequently got missed here on DPR too. DPR and others don‘t even try to cover all new releases from lens manufactures. And even new lenses from big ones get slow and very few coverage.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 19:24 UTC
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Dan_168: Good news, already tried some of my E-mount lenses on the Z7 and Z7 II with the Techart adapter and looks very promising, now more adapter coming, one more step closer for my Sony to Nikon migration, as long as I can use all my Zeiss and Voigtlander E mount primes and more importantly the Sigma 35 F1.2 and Sony 14 F1.8GM, the two most used lenses which i can't find it in Nikon or Canon mount.

I‘m wondering if this adapter will bend if a heavy lens is used with it. The Sigma 35mm F1.2 is pretty front heavy... I hope they tested the durability with this kind of lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 19:17 UTC

I use a middle size Tenba shoulder bag and like it so far. It holds it‘s form pretty well fits a mirrorless with 3-5 lenses. I like the zipper at the top of the front flap so I don‘t need to open the flap to take out the camera.

That said I have to say that after years of using shoulder bags as cross body bags I have health issues. The weight even of small and empty bags causes some stress on the neck and shoulder. I get a paining shoulder when I use a shoulder bag for some time. So I need to look for other types of camera bags maybe backpacks now.

So keep in mind that shoulder bags, even the good ones, can cause health issues.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2021 at 13:40 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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Samuel Lucifer: The bigger and more important question here is:

Does this 'dream gear' make you a better photographer....

And that answer is clearly: No.
Better invest into training if you are looking to get better results.

Put it this way? Does a Porsche or Ferrari or a Mini Cooper make you a better driver? Mostly not but you might enjoy driving more than before.

A better camera or lens might improve your photos. I struggle with the AF of my camera. There are missed photos because the AF decides to focus on the wrong subject or background. It happens that fast that sometimes I'm not even noticing it and see the error on the big screen later for the first time. I could increase my keeper rate by manual focus, by foresee the movement of subjects better or by buying a more expensive camera body...

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 21:21 UTC
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RMGoodLight: If money was no objection I would buy Sony or Canon or Fuji and let them build my dream camera and lens setup! My wish would be a rangefinder style full frame with...

* the Sony A1 inside (50MP stacked sensor with AI AF)
* color since of Fujifilm
* wide Z-Mount
* IBIS of Canon R5
* able to use Sony FE 24mm F1.4, FE 35mm F1.4, FE 50mm F1.2, FE 35mm F2.8, FE 85mm F1.8 etc

If you ask why this would be my dream camera. I enjoy prime lenses most. I like small camera lens combinations best. Since I take a lot of photos indoor I use primes with large aperture most of the time (no flash). The A1 sensor is able to shoot stabilized images silently. So taking photos is more discrete and with no broken bokeh (EFCS). I think rangefinder styled cameras look better and my nose is not smashing the LCD screen all the time. Can't understand the obsession with SLR styled bodies. There are some small issues with Sony cameras (bad HD Video, color science). But if I own Sony things will improve. ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 16:51 UTC
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Samuel Lucifer: The bigger and more important question here is:

Does this 'dream gear' make you a better photographer....

And that answer is clearly: No.
Better invest into training if you are looking to get better results.

Since a lot of people here are hobbyists the fun shooting is more important then becoming a better photographer. Nothing wrong with this.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 16:39 UTC

If money was no objection I would buy Sony or Canon or Fuji and let them build my dream camera and lens setup! My wish would be a rangefinder style full frame with...

* the Sony A1 inside (50MP stacked sensor with AI AF)
* color since of Fujifilm
* wide Z-Mount
* IBIS of Canon R5
* able to use Sony FE 24mm F1.4, FE 35mm F1.4, FE 50mm F1.2, FE 35mm F2.8, FE 85mm F1.8 etc

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 16:34 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply

Hey Google, make a vacation photo of me and my family riding stegosauruses on Mars. Coming soon in 2024. Sell all your camera gear since you don’t need it anymore. Buy a top smartphone instead.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2021 at 20:09 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
On article Here's the Olympus PEN E-P7 and here's what it means... (385 comments in total)
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olakiril2: Struggling to see why anyone would get this over an X-E4 that has a larger sensor, EVF and PDAF.

IamJF: I had a similiar jouney. Startet with a Pen, later OMD, then Fuji, now Sony A7R. My verdict is slightly different though. I don‘t love the 4:3 ratio of mFT but it is good for some documentary style images. The Fuji cameras produced the most memorable and loved images of mine. The Sony is sitting between the mFT and Fuji cameras in my book. I try hard to get the same magic as with the Fuji but I‘m not there yet.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 08:15 UTC
On article Here's the Olympus PEN E-P7 and here's what it means... (385 comments in total)
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Shadowfox3141: Nothing terribly wrong with the old sensor, old ibis, old processor, no evf, overpriced for a aesthetic-oriented body. We've seen all of these before. But with all those combined, I sense very minimal effort, and feel they are just trying to squeeze out the last possible profit from recycled parts.

Marketing is fun. It is hard to see that there are a lot of buyers for a small mFT body without EVF. But maybe there is a huge market in Asia for this kind of camera as entry level.
I would buy a Pen-F instead or a Fuji X-E4.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 08:02 UTC
On article Here's the Olympus PEN E-P7 and here's what it means... (385 comments in total)
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olakiril2: Struggling to see why anyone would get this over an X-E4 that has a larger sensor, EVF and PDAF.

You can buy a Pen-F instead. No PDAF but IBIS.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 07:56 UTC
On article Here's the Olympus PEN E-P7 and here's what it means... (385 comments in total)
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KoolKool: come on, still that old 20mp sensor :\ ?

Finally the 20MP sensor for the Pen-P line. I see no use of higher MP for mFT. Higher means more image noise. Since mFT uses 4:3 ratio it has an equal subject scaling as 24MP with 16:9. Compare any 24MP FF model with a 20MP mFT model in the DPR comparison tool.

Add phase detection, stacked sensor, global shutter, quantum film or organic CMOS will be a different game but you will not see it at a Pen first. This is reserved for the E-M1.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 07:53 UTC
On article Why have cameras and lenses become so expensive? (673 comments in total)
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madeinlisboa: I can answer that. It's the market law of demand and offer. If there weren't so many gear freaks, eager to have the best of the best and switching brands like I change my wardrobe, instead of actually photographing with what they have, the prices wouldn't go up this high.
Thank you to them

You are right and wrong. Demand is shrinking since years. Smartphone makers are killing the photo industry slowly. Internet social media is killing professional photo journalism. So there is only a shrinking market for professional photographers and hobby enthusiasts left. So camera makers concentrate on the higher price segment. Changing systems (mirrorless) and speeding up the mega pixel race (40MP+, 4K, 8K) forces people to buy new bodies and HQ lenses. The move to mirrorless has increased used prices of legacy lenses as people started to collect old glass. And the high MP bodies keep people coming to all those Art, GM, Z lenses since the old stuff is not good enough for all those pixel peepers out there. In the end marketing and sites like DPR keep the shrinking photo industry alive.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2021 at 14:44 UTC
On article DPReview TV: The best $4000 camera kits (367 comments in total)
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RMGoodLight: A lot of zoom shooters here. I love prime lenses. I would rather spend all money on a single camera with single prime than 2 zoom lenses with one prime. It depends on the kind of subject you are shooting. For the kind of images I do I would go with a 35mm F1.4 or 50 F1.4 and keep adding other primes later.

My route into Sony FE: body + Zeiss 55mm F1.8 + Sony FE 28mm F2 => Sony FE 85mm F1.8 => Zeiss 35mm F2.8 => Samyang FE 35mm F1.4 => Voigtländer Nokton 40mm F1.2 SE => Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM

Seeing Chris buying the cheap FX 35mm F2 made me almost cry. I would buy the "slow" XF 35mm F1.4 instantly because it produces marvelous images and gives you F1.4 for low light and indoor.

Excellent << Marvelous

;-)

Link | Posted on May 16, 2021 at 17:57 UTC
On article DPReview TV: The best $4000 camera kits (367 comments in total)

A lot of zoom shooters here. I love prime lenses. I would rather spend all money on a single camera with single prime than 2 zoom lenses with one prime. It depends on the kind of subject you are shooting. For the kind of images I do I would go with a 35mm F1.4 or 50 F1.4 and keep adding other primes later.

My route into Sony FE: body + Zeiss 55mm F1.8 + Sony FE 28mm F2 => Sony FE 85mm F1.8 => Zeiss 35mm F2.8 => Samyang FE 35mm F1.4 => Voigtländer Nokton 40mm F1.2 SE => Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM

Seeing Chris buying the cheap FX 35mm F2 made me almost cry. I would buy the "slow" XF 35mm F1.4 instantly because it produces marvelous images and gives you F1.4 for low light and indoor.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2021 at 15:19 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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