theprehistorian

Joined on Jun 23, 2011

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  • I'm sure I'd change my mind if I took a closer look on my proper desktop monitor, but at a glance these mostly look like iPhone snaps.

  • Commented on article Fujifilm X100F Review

    'Soft' would be going a bit far. The problem is, it's not tack sharp either and so requires quite a lot of sharpening in post, which brings out the ghastly swirly whirly artefacts that blight the...

  • I recently dropped my D810 and Sigma Art 24-35/2 - fell off a bench into a hard surface. The camera was ok but of course the PDAF went out of whack; the mount snapped off the lens. Nikon were...

  • I would say that the main reason for preferring the camera manufacturer's own lenses is more reliable AF. Sigma are still struggling here. I basically treat my Sigma Arts as manual lenses.

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    HowaboutRAW - I'm sure it's a decent enough camera and that the lenses are nice. But as I say, you could buy a D750 plus a couple of Otuses for the price of that body...

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    @Angrymagpie Heh, yes there's that way of looking at it isn't there. I can't be bothered with the maths but I bet you could buy a D750 plus at least two Zeiss Otuses for the price of Leica's spiffy...

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    I agree, 84% seems very very generous. As far as I can tell the only good thing about it really is the EVF. Other than that it's probably not quite as good as a D750 or an A7ii, which are a...

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    Indeed, but what pro photographer would want the camera anyway?

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    I think I'd shoot it quite happily if it was a gift...!

  • Commented on article Leica SL Review

    Yes, quite. I don't know how Leica get away with it! That's a stupid amount of money for a camera that's comparable, but probably inferior to, a D750. Then of course when we factor in the...

  • I really want the 24-70 and the 135, just hope Sigma have finally got on top of their AF problems. No matter how optically wonderful they might be, I'm not sure what use either lens would be to me...

  • Indeed. It's not my bag of fish, to put it mildly, but it's basically professional, there's obviously a demand for it, so good luck to them!

  • Edgar - I even bought the USB dock and carefully calibrated my copy of the 50/1.4 Art and it STILL focused all over the place! I use the Nikon 50/1.8 G when I need AF. Just not sure what I'd do...

  • I love all the Sigma Art lenses, and I'll probably buy the new 85 at some point. Unfortunately, I gather this one focuses all over the place, much like the others, which is particularly lethal in a...

  • Yes, this 'wow, look what we just found!' play has quite a snigger factor! :D Still, it's a funky looking camera and I suppose if you really want one and have money to burn...

  • Clint - the vignetting doesn't worry me quite as much as the disgusting multicolour starbursts these mirrorless cameras produce if you put the sun in the frame. Hopefully Fuji have some magic sauce...

  • MAubrey - I hope so, but vignetting aside, pointing these mirrorless cameras into the sun really shows up some limitations (I.e. lens-sensor reflections). That's pretty much why I still shoot a D810.

  • John - very true. If you can't take a decent picture with either camera then you should do something else!

  • John - the Fuji is very funky and it's easy to see its appeal. Nonetheless, the lens isn't actually all that good as modern lenses go and is soundly trounced by the Ricoh's. Nonetheless, no one...

  • I'm not sure about the wisdom of these ultra short flange distances either. My experiences with the A7R and X-Pro 1 leave me with serious misgivings...

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