Alfonso Bresciani

Alfonso Bresciani

Lives in United States New Orleans -, LA, United States
Works as a IATSE Local 600 Still Photographer
Joined on Aug 27, 2001


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On article Sony a7S III initial review (2299 comments in total)

is the dual gain just for video or if it is for stills as well does it happen at the same ISO?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2020 at 16:51 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7S III pre-production sample gallery (86 comments in total)
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mikesco: I would suggest adding photo's at ISO 640 and especially at ISO 16,000 for comparison. From a review I watched it seams to indicate that this camera has dual ISO and that those are the base ISOs. An image at an ISO of 16,000 will be cleaner and have more dynamic range that an image at 12,800.


Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 02:35 UTC
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Jones Indiana: It is going to be interesting times as we soon can see if Sony is truly able to keep up its 'expectations', now both Canon and Nikon are going to launch their 2nd generation of mirrorless cameras soon too.

If this new Sony is going to be a mediocre update like the A7Riv and A9II, then Sony is going to have a big dent in their reputation. All eyes are on them as they are currently being seen as the 'most' innovative camera manufacturer.

I expect a fierce fight to come and Sony may not come out as the winner.
They have a problem of having the handicap of having a headstart. I expect the two other BIG players have learned their lessons in design and marketing. Now we will see how far they have come with their firmware and AF systems.

The new a7s III will be "at least" as revolutionary as when the original a9 came out.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 04:49 UTC


What is the date of this interview?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 15:04 UTC as 119th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS R5: The long game ends with a big leap (682 comments in total)

jump ahead in what... 8k? That's a very big leap in resolution but what about other technologies? They are still cathing up with the rest.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 04:13 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
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Sigma82: What about eyelash AF? Did they fix it?

then global shutter will come to Sony and Nikon will be another 5 yrs to catch up! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2020 at 03:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (353 comments in total)
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Eden_808: Imagine carrying around a big, heavy, ugly camera like this all day. No thanks.

"Try using a 400mm F2.8 or a 600mm F4 on a MILC, and you'll soon discover that a pro DSLR handles much better"

if you hand hold, you holding the 400 with your left hand and the body with your right hand. If on Monopod or tripod, it still does not matter whether you have a smaller/lighter or larger heavier body. I used to have a Nikon 800 f5.6 with a Niko 8008 body on a tripod I could care less how big the body was. Pros have have lots of bodies to carry around and/or setup at events, trust me it is easier if they're smaller and lighter. This dinosaur technology is about to be extinct, see the new Canon 70-200 RF and DO lenses, the goal is smaller.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2020 at 05:15 UTC
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mfinley: Growing up FedEx was regarded as an innovative and cutting edge company, well run in every aspect.

In the last 10 years, FedEx has deteriorated to a poorly run company, that the right-hand doesn't know what the left is doing, full of employees without pride in their jobs and a lack of consequence for their actions. It's not surprising to see a trainee not being trained by his trainer. This is like the blind leading the blind.

In the last year alone, twice my FedEx App notified me a package had been delivered to my house and signed for. I went to the front door, no package. One showed up 5 days later out of no-where, the 2nd time I drove through the neighborhood and found the driver a few streets over.

When I asked him about the package being delivered and who signed for it? He just reached into something next to him and handed me the package. By the way it was a $900 cell phone I had ordered. No explanations nothing.

FedEx is a mess.

Very recently two packages of mine were marked as delivered, but they disappeared and never got them so I had to file a report and got them replaced from the shippers!

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2019 at 05:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM (388 comments in total)
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jonpais: According to Roger Cicala, fluorine coating is fragile: once Canon began using fluorine coatings, the incidence of lenses needing front element replacements due to scratches or the coating peeling skyrocketed.

Just ordered a B+W UV filter thx!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 22:34 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM (388 comments in total)
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Verto: Sony has the worst Grip of any DSLR/Mirrorless Camera. These big lenses feel terrible on such a small body. I recently tested a A9 with a 24-70mm 2.8 and it was a very bad experience.

thank you very much! Before I switched to Sony I myself thought it was crazy to not have the grips, I had always used grips with Canon and Fujis so bought them for Sony's too, but as I said I fee more comfortable without them, they are lighter and then have a smaller footprint while on my sides. I don't use a 400 2.8 but I probably would use a monopod with it.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 at 22:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM (388 comments in total)
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entoman: "the 135mm GM balances reasonably well on an a9 or Mark III Alpha-series full-frame body"

I wish I believed you.

Sony needs a larger body for photographers who habitually use long or heavy lenses. A battery grip certainly helps to some extent, but is no substitute for a decent-sized, ergonomically-improved new body.

(I'm not advocating discontinuuing the existing bodies for those who prefer them compact and light, I just want an *additional* pro-orientated body- and yes, I'd be prepared to pay extra for it).

you gotta hold the lens and body together, what difference does it make a larger body!?! I actually love the tiny a9 body whether with a 100-400 or a 12-24 lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 at 19:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM (388 comments in total)
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Verto: Sony has the worst Grip of any DSLR/Mirrorless Camera. These big lenses feel terrible on such a small body. I recently tested a A9 with a 24-70mm 2.8 and it was a very bad experience.

I use two sony a9 with 70-200 and 100-400, and guess how bad it is, I have two Sony grips but don't even use them! :) The grip is tight next to the lens mount but it's not bad at all! I use both weekly 10 12 hrs at day!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 at 00:25 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 135mm F1.8 G Master lens (406 comments in total)
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thx1138: The good: max magnification 0.25x with an impressive 0.7m mfd. I love using the 135mm for floral portraits and 0.25x is often plenty. Also it’s over 200g lighter than Sigma’s tank and shorter.

The bad: price, however, it will also make a superb 189 f/2.5 with Sony’s excellent and lightweight 1.4x tc, a poor mans 200 f/2. Hell it’ll probably have excellent IQ with the 2x, and you then get near macro at 0.5x at mfd, far better than the old 300 f/4 I used to use.

If the IQ is at least as good as Batis 135 f/2.8, then being 1.33 stops faster it’s not that bad a value. My trusty old 135 f/2L might finally get replaced, but I’m waiting several months for the inevitable Sony sale.

I have read somewhere that's not compatible with the 1.4x tc.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2019 at 04:01 UTC
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UllerellU: Future Photographer: Person holding the camera and press the trigger ... I really love these advances, but it seems a desperate attempt to encourage us to update the equipment, I consider the AF system of my Sony A6000 perfectly capable. We have always dealt with worse AF or ... Without AF! What if ... That a higher rate of success is welcome, but I also like to do something, have something to say, it happens to me as with automatic cars, I just do not see the grace. Of course I feel much more accomplished when I get a perfectly focused shot with my Samyang 35 f1.2 than with any of my AF lenses. I think photography is not about this, it would be interesting for people to worry about taking better photos, taking care of the composition, than worrying about having a super AF that takes 14 shots of your cat in a second with the perfect focus ...

You are contradicting yourself! By having the camera taking care of the AF, THEN the photographer can truly be free and compose. if AF can be done automatically, the photographer can be more creative. AF is the least creative task, why not let the camera do it?!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 19:47 UTC
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FlyinDoc: Rishi, How reliable is the tracking on the A6400 vs A9? What you are showing is the camera tracking, but how about when you start reeling off shots? AF point lag (in the A6400) is quite discernible when shooting, so what is the hit rate?

How badly do low light and shallow DoF trip up the hit rate?

I'm sure as the light drop so does its reliability.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 16:26 UTC
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retr01976: Funny my Canon SLRs already do this with dual pixel autofocus. Using the touch screen it will follow whatever subject matter you select and does so incredible well even if you move the camera around or the subject moves, it always remember's the target. But of course because it's Sony they somehow beat everyone else to it... #SonyMarketingMachine

I keep on hearing about the greatness of Canon's dual pixel AF but everytime I try to find something online it's only about AF while shooting video. I would love to see examples but I cannot find anywhere!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 15:27 UTC
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teddoman: Interesting that Sony announces an eye AF upgrade a week after Nikon announces the introduction of basic eye AF on its Z mount mirrorless cameras.

but also they can develop and hold off for a few weeks/months depending on what the competition is doing. Besides, @Richard, the latter part of the update will be this summer.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2019 at 00:19 UTC
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MacroDonata: I'll be interested to see how the "Animal Eye AF" handles insect eyes, especially in flight.

Expanding the algorithm from human to mammal eyes is an impressive step. Compound eyes of insects may be a much bigger challenge.

good luck with that..Insect eyes in flight? I wish!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 05:29 UTC
On article Profoto teases something big that's small (59 comments in total)
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tugwilson: Seems to be the B10. A 250Ws battery strobe.

Google cache of a now deleted page give a price of €1,602

I've no idea if this price is correct but it feels about right.

it is 250 watts, the modeling right can be changed from 3000 to 5600 and it can be charged while used. ( AC/DC ).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2018 at 00:19 UTC
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LevelB: Umm, the link to the Sony website shows only the ‘v’. No mention of a ‘va’ that I could see.


its available for pre order at B&H as of today!

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 03:39 UTC
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