futile32

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 2, 2004
About me:

Mamiya RZ67 Pro II.
Bronica SQA.
Fuji GS645S.
Fuji GSW690III.
Agfa Billy Record (6x9).

Canon G9.

Contour HD.
GoPro HD Hero 1.

Minolta 404si.
Minolta 5.
Minolta 7.

Minolta 7D.
Sony A700.
Sony NEX5.
Sony NEX7.

Minolta 28mm f2.8.
Minolta 50mm f1.7.

Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f1.4.
Samyang 85mm f1.4.

Sigma 12-24mm f4-5.6.
Sigma 15mm f2.8.
Sigma 24-70mm f2.8.
Tamron 90mm 1:1 f2.8.
Tamron 70-300mm 1:2 f4-5.6.

Sony CZ16-80mm f3.5-4.5.
Sony CZ70-300mm f4.5-5.6 SSM.

Sony 20mm f2.8.
Sony 28mm f2.8.
Sony 50mm f1.4.
Sony CZ85mm f1.4.
Sony 135mm STF f2.8.

Sony 35mm f1.8 SAM.
Sony 50mm f1.8 SAM.
Sony 85mm f2.8 SAM.

Fujinon 25mm f1.4 CCTV.
Industar 69 28mm f2.8.
SLR Magic 28mm f2.8.
Fujinon 35mm f1.7 CCTV.
Konica 40mm f1.8.

Sony 16mm f2.8.
Sony 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 (black).
Sony CZ24mm f1.8.
Sony 50mm f1.8 OSS.

Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN.

Sony LA-EA1.
Sony LA-EA2.
Sony 2x Teleconverter.

Minolta 5600HS.
Sony F43AM.
Metz Mecablitz 15 MS-1.
Yongnuo YN-560 [x3].
Vivitar 285hv [x3].

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On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: please come with 135 F1.8G Master performs like 135 1.8 CZ,,,Lord of mirrorless...

Seems like Zeiss is trying to strike the better balance between size and brightness by sticking to f1.8 and f2.0's. I'd guess we will see a 135mm from them before Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 05:42 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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bboy8888: So you buy mirrorless for the light weight and put a 2 lb 24-70 zoom on it?????

I've been using the E-Mount since the first NEX-5. Prior to that I owned A-Mount bodies. Since getting the NEX-5 then NEX-7 etc... I've never really looked back to my DSLRs.

For my personal needs, the smaller bodies and lenses have been great. I can travel lighter (I normally only take what I need). When I'm doing photographic work, its easy for me to plonk on bigger lenses with a more Pro intent. At that point the size and weight is not really an issue.

I guess what I'm saying is I get the best of both worlds, but thats perhaps because I don't often carry my Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 or Sony A-Mount 85mm with me for personal use.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 05:41 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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haplens: Sony seems to be insisting on using full frame lenses with APS-C mirrorless bodies as well. To hell with that!, we wanna use a APS-C due to its compactness, if they insist users to use FE mount lenses which are bulky, more expensive and heavy weight (compared to APSC lenses), and not producing APSC lenses, the whole point of APSC is gone! Im not a sony hater and I own an a6000, but this really is sick! Sony why don't you get some lenses for APSC only??

I'm glad they are building FE lenses first. We waited along time for a Full Frame E-Mount and Sony really needs the following from the Pro crowd if its to survive for the long haul.

Focusing on the FE right now, is in my opinion the right thing to do. I'm sure APS-C will come, but with Camera Phones eating into the profits from the regular consumers, Sony needs money from the Pros and Enthusiasts.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 05:36 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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Andy Galeati: No sense in having a small camera if their lens lineup doesn't have pancake like lenses. I understand one of its strengths is its small and affordable but I've never felt comfortable using a lens twice the size of the camera body. Im sure the line will be diverse in time.

Personally I've found the weight of the FE lenses really well balanced despite size.

That said the 35mm f2.8 is a great size for those wanting a smaller lens.

There are definitely more for the APS-C crowd. I have the 16mm the 20mm and the 35mm. All really compact and fast for an APS-C.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 05:31 UTC
On article YoCam is world's smallest waterproof 'life' camera (28 comments in total)

Had been looking about for these kind of 'life-cams' before xmas and found the YoCam and backed it. Looking forward to it arriving. Also the Narrative 2 looks cool, hoping to see what thats like also.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 20:11 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

Curious about the resulting RAW file

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 09:22 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article SLR Magic announces CINE 50mm F1.1 (63 comments in total)
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Franck Bender: I'll be eagerly waiting for the reviews on that one. Apart from the virtual impossibility to focus it accurately wide open, it must have a very unique look.
It does look very plasticky, though.

I agree, I think $350 makes this a winner for the FE cameras regardless.

I'm not holding out massive hope for sharpness etc.. but shouldn't be an issue if used as designed (for video).

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 04:05 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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futile32: Curious about the 28mp sensor, but not much else.

balls i guess i miss read and blended in the rumor of the a6100. oh well

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 07:34 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)

Curious about the 28mp sensor, but not much else.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
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Mathias Japri: why would sony design a "wart" viewfinder like that... is it just me? :(

I own and have used and abused my RX100III for a while now, the EVF is pretty robust. However I'm not a fan of having to pull it forwards etc.. but its a minor complaint next to not having an EVF.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
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Mike CH: Sonys scattershot approach to product design strikes again?

Seems like a logical step to me. Although I'd semi expected the RX range to lead the testing-ground a little. So would have been nice to see some further advances before this got released.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:01 UTC

I own the original RX1 and love it, but have to admit I ended up using my NEX7 more cause of the EVF, and now my A7RII. This new version is really tempting, it literally is the perfect setup for my needs.. 35mm F2 (all I want), 42mp (perfect), improved AF (old one was terrible).

If this behaves exactly like the A7RII but with a fixed 35mm f2 then I may sell up and just get this (video is not a priority for me).

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:34 UTC as 203rd comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (401 comments in total)
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futile32: I'm guessing there is no RAW file if its a composite? Might be interested in it otherwise.

yeah we will have to wait and see. I'm hopeful that they might retain the raw data at least, otherwise its not that useful for many.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
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Mssimo: So is this a 10mm Full frame lens?

yeah looks like it, should be very interesting. Not seen a 10mm before

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 22:27 UTC
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Rod McD: These look good, but what of the corner issues that have plagued UWA short registration lenses on the A7 cameras? No mention....?

I guess we'll have to wait and see.. That said my Voigtlanders perform perfectly on my A7RII.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 22:26 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (401 comments in total)

I'm guessing there is no RAW file if its a composite? Might be interested in it otherwise.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 15:35 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Over at 'Sony AlphaRumors' They are talking about 'Lossless Compression'. Which means Sony RAW files will still be compressed.

Now what's the truth, as Sony Alpha Rumours proved to be right more then once and managers at Sony proved to be more then once they were lying in favour of marketing their products.

@Robert98 Depending on the load this takes on the processor, I'd almost prefer Uncompressed if it keeps things snappy. That said the buffer will almost certainly fill quicker.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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marc petzold: A7S Mark II comes with uncompressed RAW Option, A7R II via Firmware Update.

Proof: by the Phoblographer (A7S Mk. II Preview)

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2015/09/15/first-impressions-sony-a7s-mk-ii/

"in a meeting today with Sony’s engineers we were told that by enabling this setting, the files literally become twice as large. So if a file is 24MB, 14 bit uncompressed RAW will allow for a 48MB file"

So I guess that confirms that they mean Fully 'Uncompressed'. Which I'm actually fine with, but would have been nice to see a Losslessly compressed option (but not if its slowed the camera down).

Either way, great news.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 19:43 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (370 comments in total)
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dosdan: I know DPR's policy is to use ACR because of its market dominance, but doesn't ACR incorporate undisclosed "optimisations" that vary with the ISO? Because if it does, then the results of this test will be affected, perhaps significantly.

A test of ISO100 vs ISO1600 (4stops) should be performed using both ACR and RawTherapee (an open-source raw converter whose neutral processing behaviour is verifiable). If there is no difference, fine.

I'm not against raw converter optimisations if they can be disabled when required. But if they are present in ACR and can't be disabled, then this is not a test of "true" ISO invariance, but of "real world" behaviour i.e. what ACR has been specifically designed for, with ISO100 shots expected to need less noise optimisation than ISO1600+ shots.

Dan.

I just had a look at the iso100 raw in RawTherapee and the artefacts are more pronounced.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 22:37 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (370 comments in total)
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futile32: I own the A7R and A7RII, but thankfully have yet to see these compression artefacts?

Am I right in saying that they only appear when you severely push a shot in Post production?

I see. I suppose its sad that the issue is there, but I don't believe I'll ever see it or have it affect me in what I do. I do push my landscape shots a little, but am usually no more than 2-3 stops, I guess its good to know not to try much beyond that in high contrast scenarios.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
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