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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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? (1075 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? (1075 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? (1075 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
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1075 comments in total)
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ttran88: One of the most overlooked spec of this camera is the EVF. It's rated .78x most FF dslrs are at .71x only. It's even bigger than the XT-1's great EVF. This EVF will be a joy to use and compose.

agreed, I'm very eager to see it in person. I love my old A900, can't wait to see how it stacks up.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1075 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Now they need to do the Possible.

Lossless RAW

I've been shooting with Sony gear from when they were minoltas, and have owned plenty along the way. The A700 noise cooking was a problem I did notice in RAWs, I have to say I've never come across a problem since.

Maybe I have just been lucky with my types of shots, maybe I just don't 'push' that much in post, but the only reason I know about the 11bit RAW 'issue' is cause of this forum.

Thankfully its not affected my work or income, and therefore its not a huge deal for me. That said, I'd happily accept more captured/stored information. Who in their right mind would not want this as an option.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 00:45 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1075 comments in total)
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salamander1: "One of the major points of that entire section was to dissuade users from ever moving AF points manually."

real photographers want to choose their own focal point for various reasons, which is one of the most important things in photography i dare say. there is nothing like putting your square on your subjects eye, not the forehead, not the nose, and not the eyelashes, and taking that sublime and masterful shot of exquisite beauty and excellence. canon pro bodies can do this very well, real quick and easy, thank you very much. :)

Anyone else just zone out when a sentence starts with "real photographers want..." ha

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 00:40 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1075 comments in total)
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bartolyni: It can only be groundbreaking if it was designed in India, produced in China and reviewed by Rishi in USA! otherwise its just another camera on the block...

Thats a pretty special comment right there.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1075 comments in total)
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Ben Stonewall: According to the DPR own it, want it, had it ''feature'' less than 500 posters ''want it''.
Bit of a poor response there fanboys.
P.S. nice horsey pic from the D810.

I'm not sure that 'feature' is really alot of DPR users bother to click on. D800 has been out 3 years and a few months, and it still only has 1700 odd owners and prospective buyers.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 00:33 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1075 comments in total)

@Rishi Sanyal Thanks for the article. It nice to here that you guys are as excited about this camera as some of us.

I really hope Sony delivers on their promises too. Can't wait to see the review when you guys get your hands on it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 19:39 UTC as 218th comment | 3 replies
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1125 comments in total)
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Rooru S: DPR team, could you ask about Sony Teleconverters and A-mount lens compatibility via LA-EA adapters with this new model?

@Rooru S
Tested the 1.4x TC with my 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (making f6.7-8). It couldn't grab focus. So I assume the LA-EA4 requires at least F5.6 light to focus.

Fingers crossed the LA-EA3 + A7RII will beable to at least manage f8, that would be nice.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:02 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1125 comments in total)
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Rooru S: DPR team, could you ask about Sony Teleconverters and A-mount lens compatibility via LA-EA adapters with this new model?

@Rooru S I literally just got a Kenko 1.4x DGX TC and tested it out on my LA-EA4 with Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Lens. AutoFocus seems to work fine. I have a 2.0x coming next week too, so will test that one too and try them stacked also. This is all on my A7R body.

I do own the Sony 2.0x TC but don't actually have a lens anymore to use it on, so can't try that one.

Is its possible your Lens/TC combo is just too dark for AF to work?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 22:43 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction (227 comments in total)
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futile32: G series got big... Suppose its competing with the super zooms now. Definately impressive range. Shame no 4k though

a little surprised that no slowmotion fps mode either

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 04:22 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction (227 comments in total)

G series got big... Suppose its competing with the super zooms now. Definately impressive range. Shame no 4k though

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 04:20 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1125 comments in total)
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Rooru S: DPR team, could you ask about Sony Teleconverters and A-mount lens compatibility via LA-EA adapters with this new model?

@Rooru S my post was directed at 'Jeff Svuk' comment.

I do own a 2TC but never used it on my LA-EA4 so that would explain why I never knew about the issue. I wasn't questioning whether it was true, just 'laughing' that Jeff Svuk assumed that DPR should know about all these problems.

Glad you are asking about it and hopefully someone who has a communication line to Sony can find out the answer...

If I had to guess, I wonder if the reduced light from the TC meant that the AF points in the LA-EA4 didn't work? This might mean that on the A7RII the problem is solved, as I thought I read that the On Sensor AF points were sensitive upto f8 (plus there is no light removed for the mirror). Fingers Crossed.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 17:23 UTC
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