Gianluca Meardi

Gianluca Meardi

Lives in Italy Milan, Italy
Works as a Creative Business Tech Consultant
Joined on Dec 24, 2006

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Just received this lens for my A7r3: extremely happy about it!
Excellent definition, build quality, features and portability (for a 600mm cannon).

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2021 at 05:30 UTC as 15th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport (142 comments in total)
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Geomaticsman: Looks like an excellent option unless you shoot Sony, where it comes up well short of the 200-600G (e.g. slow focusing, 15 FPS limit on A1-class bodies, external zoom, possible dust vacuum).

Spannr, completely agree: just received this lens and it's super!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2021 at 11:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport (142 comments in total)
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thx1138: Really, stepping motors for a sports supertele. Come on Sigma, this is not a budget kit lens. Such a shame Tamron did not release a 150-600 rather than a barely lighter and slower 150-500 as their AF is much faster. Sony 200-600 is worth every cent with superb IQ, fast AF and internal zoom. This lens is needed more for Canon not Sony.

@thx1138 I super respect the Sony 200-600, but I dissent with your comment: I just received this magnificent lens and... boy it's awesome: exceptional construction, superior portability (those "less" centimeters are important), useful functions (and arca plate, and included bag). I am NOT a pro, otherwise the Sony would have probably been my choice: in my case saving on dimensions (and money) for roughly the same image quality has been a winning play. Only problem for me? Not the AF, but the TC non-compatibility with my A7r3. Amen.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2021 at 11:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sport (142 comments in total)

Just received this magnificent lens! Do you know if there will be any means to adapt the Sigma 2x teleconverter to the Sony Mount? It's pretty bad I cannot use the same TC available for L mount...

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2021 at 11:23 UTC as 2nd comment
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Gianluca Meardi: Just received and tested this lens on my Sony A7r3.
I’m in love with it: 75mm has been for a century the best portrait lenght (talking about Leica’s set of 75 primes?) and it is easier than 85/105 to manage if you’ve not a big Studio / subject distance.
But - above all - I love the portability, the compact size in combination of its high quality.
I considered for months if to buy the 85/1.4 from Sony or Sigma (and waiting the never arriving mirrorless-designed ART), but I’m now so happy of the new Sammy!
Given its size, I can always have it with me in combination with my Sony 16-35 GM, while a 1.4 lens would weight a LOT and need over twice the space.
AF speed is perfect IMHO (lot faster on r3 than on r2), and I absolutely like its bokeh (ok, the 85GM could be slightly better? But it’s huge, and more than 4x the cost).
In my opinion it’s an excellent lens!

Correct, Pellewin.
My only update now is that... finally Sigma is releasing the 85/1.4 native for mirrorless... We’ll see in short...

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 00:34 UTC
On article Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS sample gallery (85 comments in total)
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drbruce2: I have one and really like it. For travel I use the 24-105 lens, because I really don't want to schlep both. I wish it had another 100mm on it. Then it would be perfect for wildlife. Use it on a 7RIII.

Exactly same comment, on my side! :) I own an r3, my first lens was the 24-105, then this 70-300: very good lens, and portable for the reach!
More recently I’ve bought a 16-35/2.8 GM, awesome lens, that is slowly changing my habits in travel. I’ve coupled it with the new mighty Samsung 75/1.8 prime (tiny, super portable, yet really excellent!) and - eventually in crop mode - they can span with great quality from 16 to 105mm. The 70-300 has become my 3rd lens, for the maximum reach. Excellent even to shoot at the moon... even if - here - I’d really would have liked some mills more.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2020 at 06:08 UTC
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UllerellU: Interesting little lens, but in my opinion it should be quite far in price compared to the 85 f1.4, which is now quite cheap (around 500 ...) the Sony 85mm f1.8 is also around 500 or less, this would be a Super lens between 300-400, plus the size and weight makes it useful for APSC.

Just bought and love it: consider the mix between HIGH PORTABILITY and quality. The difference between having it always with you (I use in combo with a 16-35 GM) or only when you’re in a Studio (and need a smaller Studio, given 75 vs 85...). Excellent lens!

Link | Posted on May 9, 2020 at 14:31 UTC

Just received and tested this lens on my Sony A7r3.
I’m in love with it: 75mm has been for a century the best portrait lenght (talking about Leica’s set of 75 primes?) and it is easier than 85/105 to manage if you’ve not a big Studio / subject distance.
But - above all - I love the portability, the compact size in combination of its high quality.
I considered for months if to buy the 85/1.4 from Sony or Sigma (and waiting the never arriving mirrorless-designed ART), but I’m now so happy of the new Sammy!
Given its size, I can always have it with me in combination with my Sony 16-35 GM, while a 1.4 lens would weight a LOT and need over twice the space.
AF speed is perfect IMHO (lot faster on r3 than on r2), and I absolutely like its bokeh (ok, the 85GM could be slightly better? But it’s huge, and more than 4x the cost).
In my opinion it’s an excellent lens!

Link | Posted on May 9, 2020 at 14:25 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

Pls Tamron make a Sony E-mount, for my A7R3, and this lens will be mine :)
Given the success of the former Tamron E-mounts... why waiting for this?
Thanks ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2018 at 07:12 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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visualenvy: After more and more debate with myself as to what my next FX body should be I have been lusting over the D850 for a year but also patiently waiting for this day to also compare it to the new mirrorless.

I'm torn. For $3300 I would actually prefer the D850 for good "old fashioned" high resolution DSLR reliability. As much as I love the idea of 45MP it also scares my hard drive array. If I want a lower MP then the D750 is not worth $1700 and hope to see that go down to $1200 as standard price.

This then pushes me towards the Z6 as I'm interested in picking up more video work and that one would be the better choice. Good resolution, better video, better FPS with same body. The lesser AF points to the Z7 shouldn't matter for the lower res and not interested in an auto 8K timelapse.

Anyway.. blah blah blah.. the real question as I now see a huge hole.. where is the D760 or is this it?

Trying to figure out NIkon's camera road map is sending me in circles. Help me make a decision lol

Time for a Sony-shift ;-). After some Nikon and Canon... I super love my A7R3. The Z7 seems not that mature (and an issue for pros, given the single slot, battery life and current specific lenses): more than a reinvention is a partial copy :)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 14:56 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (170 comments in total)

G1... nice feelings... My very first digital camera... the one that I considered able to try substituting my previous film reflex (not a pro ;-). And I've still excellent pictures on the walls, thanks to this little camera (with 1GB IBM microdrive!!). Then my 2nd milestone was when I moved to the first DSLR with live view and articulated screen, the Sony A350, and now - finally - the 3rd milestone: the A7R Mark III... wow, this-is-really-SUPERB!

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 16:50 UTC as 18th comment
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1244 comments in total)

Hope the Play Memories CAMERA APPS will be reintroduced on the A7R3... for time lapses, smooth reflections, motion shots,... Sure these are effects that you can get in post-pro, but... many times you need using quick shots on social media...

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 13:04 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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