futile32

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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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Is the 25-600mm a pre or post translated 35mm equiv figure? Its astonishing that its a f2.8 constant, I'm guessing the sensor must be tiny? Any ideas on its size?

Amazing to get 4k with that kind of Lens size for $600. Curious how it stacks up against the video quality from the Sony's that are now double the price.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:41 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies
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futile32: I always get this the wrong way round so correct me if I'm wrong, but "4:1 macro" would mean 4x life? Should it be "1:4 macro" ?

Yeah you're right that does help. I'll remember it. cheers

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:36 UTC

I'm curious how long it will take for Panasonic, Olympus and Sony to realize they can all do this today if they utilize IBIS with some smart coding.

Software Bokeh has gotten surprisingly good these days, I do envisage a z-map added to RAW files in the future to allow bokeh simulation / refocusing.

My Android phone has done a surprisingly good job of this for the last two years.

EDIT.. although its nice to see Pany taking another approach and doing some R&D.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:34 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

I always get this the wrong way round so correct me if I'm wrong, but "4:1 macro" would mean 4x life? Should it be "1:4 macro" ?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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VisualFX: "Once-in-a-lifetime". This is very overused and getting old phrase. Just call it a "nice sunset", that actually will appear again on the next rainstorm. Also the image is highly over-processed. Nothing spectacular versus other sunset images.

but yes it is a nice sunset too

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
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VisualFX: "Once-in-a-lifetime". This is very overused and getting old phrase. Just call it a "nice sunset", that actually will appear again on the next rainstorm. Also the image is highly over-processed. Nothing spectacular versus other sunset images.

Well assuming you lived 80 years and started photographing sunsets at the age of 20 until the day you died. You'd have about 21,914 opportunities. Location, Weather and Seasons probably limit your chances of getting this scenario quite significantly though.

I think if you really spent your whole life trying you could absolutely get odds somewhere in the 1 in a million, so I'd say "once-in-a-lifetime" is probably an understatement but definitely not hyperbole.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 17:13 UTC
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RyanBoston: If he shot with an A7RII there would have been a rainbow with a unicorn flying over it. ;)

now now I don't think that's true. But he might not have had to bracket ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

Well, thats good news for Canon folk. Its a step up from what existed for them so far. Thats probably the main thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 19:13 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (752 comments in total)

Would be cool if it could detect both eyes and then do hyperfocal or Aperture suggestion/override.

This tech just opens the door to alot of possibilities for sure.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 02:07 UTC as 73rd comment

If Hassy can work with Sony to get Medium Format out there that would be awesome.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 15:06 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply

I found out about the Swift letter through EOSHD...
http://www.eoshd.com/2015/06/can-taylor-swift-fix-canon/

too funny.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 70th comment

FYI, I checked with Venus... the Sony FE mount will be slightly longer, so will be the same design with some extra distance added to push away from the mount. Basically a built in A-mount adapter.

Great that they are offering it as an option, but if you are already an A-mount/adapter user. Better to go with the A-mount option.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 04:12 UTC as 31st comment

Resolution and Detail are very good as one might expect.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 04:01 UTC as 24th comment
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Maji: Please note that the shift only works on APS-C sensors. I had missed this point but an astute reader of NR pointed it out.

Well spotted, thats a shame.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 22:03 UTC
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stanic042: apart from manual aperture and some barrel distortion, looks like a winner to me: "excellent image quality" "this lens a small chunk of solid metal"
http://sgmacro.blogspot.dk/2015/06/review-of-venus-optics-laowa-15mm-f4-11.html
another quick review: http://www.diyphotography.net/first-hands-on-review-of-the-venus-optics-laowa-15mm-f4-11-macro-lens/

5% off Code on the first link too, thanks

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 22:03 UTC

Interesting Hands On:
http://www.diyphotography.net/first-hands-on-review-of-the-venus-optics-laowa-15mm-f4-11-macro-lens/

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 19:02 UTC as 62nd comment
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misolo: 35mm-format image circle, 15mm focal length, 1:1 magnification, 12cm minimum focus distance measured from front element -- don't know much about macro but, just from simple geometry, unless there's enormous focus breathing involved surely something's wrong with these specs?

Also struggling to figure out how this is 1:1.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1076 comments in total)
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jl_smith: Did Sony just do the impossible.....you mean they actually made a new lens? Oh wait, never mind!

@ttran88 too funny!

@ObelixCMM yeah it seems like they have been pumping out lenses. They did the same on the A-mount over a very short amount of time. I'm very surprised that they managed what they did. I guess partnering with Tamron for designs way back was a smart move, but the Zeiss deal is really paying dividens. That relationship plays a big part to sony's future for sure.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 04:23 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1076 comments in total)
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saralecaire: DPreview's articles have really changed a lot since Amazon's buyout. They read more like opinion pieces than proper online magazine articles, as they used to be like.

"They read more like opinion pieces" made me laugh so hard

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 01:01 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1076 comments in total)
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MarshallG: Rishi,
I personally feel as though you are over-hyping this camera. It is not available yet, and there could still be significant problems that only a full review will (hopefully) uncover. For example, you give an example that shutter shock is a serious limitation in the A7R. But you can't uncover such an issue without a review.

I have deep respect for DPReview, but it's the REVIEW, not the preview, that sets you apart. I can find 100 websites that will republish or rewrite the camera's marketing copy and call it a "review." It's drivel! DPReview is different because you rely on your hands-on testing. With great admiration and respect, I admonish you to temper your enthusiasm until you can be certain that it's justifiable.

I think its safe to say, anyone interested in tech and photography-gear is interested in what this Sony means for the future of cameras.

You don't need to be a Sony fanboy to admire the change they are trying to drive. Look at the revolution Canon brought with their 5D series and Video. All camps too note and wanted to see what it meant, for all of us.

I personally enjoy 'opinion' pieces, it definitely makes for discussion, and discussion is a big part of DPR. I would love to see more articles like this, I certainly get to understand more about how this tech could shape the future.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 00:59 UTC
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