Jabba23

Lives in Australia Brisbane, Australia
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Joined on Jun 5, 2011

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I love the photos that were presented here, even if they are from a few years ago. Japan is one of my favourite countries to visit and it is always great to photograph. I especially like the Asakusa shot with the dragon in profile. Looking up your Instagram to follow you now.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 05:30 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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ekaton: Size and weight advantage of mirrorless, where did you go?

Or Sony could get a kick up its butt and update their A-mount cameras again. If we go down the route of making the cameras bigger to add in all of the things you're asking for it really begs the question of what are they doing with the A-mounts and that's a real pity because I love my e-mount for travelling but if I was doing something like a safari I would pick up an A69 because of the bigger body, IBIS, weather sealing and all that but the A7 is great for picking up and putting in my bag to take with me to work. If it gets bigger it doesn't go anywhere with me.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:56 UTC

Here's a comparo of the Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Leica http://j.mp/1o86gGg For almost everything the Sony comes out as the smallest.
You could take a 2nd body with the Sony vs. the Nikon/Canon.
The Leica is an interesting one for sure but they are currently where Sony was when they first released the A7x series but then again those shooters play in a somewhat different ballpark to dSLR shooters (wouldn't say no to getting to play with one still).

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 03:59 UTC as 45th comment
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Georgeee: Comparing to Canon corresponding lenses (all 3) , the sizes are not smaller (some are longer). Could the lens design be shorter due to the mirrorless body? The Size advantage is diminishing on Sony. Plus $400 more on price (24-70)?

@Georgeee, what would be the advantage of waiting till the next lifetime for this full frame mirrorless from Canon that is still going to be the same size as it's current dSLR's?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 03:35 UTC
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marc petzold: The FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM lens is 2400 EUR here, and it's not even a ZEISS Design. Thanks Sony. I'd get instead the excellent Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC somewhere this year for my 5D, and with an Adapter, i can even use it onto my A7. That's quite better - and way cheaper, too.

Further, no Love from Sony for the A7 I & A7R, A7S Users yet for 14bit uncompressed RAW. So much Love from Sony for 1st Adopters - thanks. Lesson learned.

It's a negligible update, not really needed for early adopters. I would prefer more effort put into the UI which is something that can be done for every camera with the alpha UI. If your computer is anything like mine anyway, you would have a hell of a time getting the update to work anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 03:32 UTC
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ekaton: Size and weight advantage of mirrorless, where did you go?

Like you just said, Mirrorless. As in the camera had the mirror taken out of it, not the lens. Also physics is an immobile bitch and makes space for no one so in order to cover that full frame sensor and at the required speed and brightness of f2.8 you need a large lens. The great advantage is if you want to throw on a rangefinder lens you can.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 03:20 UTC
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Photomonkey: This just what Sony needed to convince more people, and particularly pros, that their cameras can be credible pro tools.
Size is a non-issue for me as fast lenses have to be largish to cover FF.
Durability and reliability are key.

It would be nice to have thumping large battery too.

That entire battery grip body should have battery cells built into it. A big waste of space, along with the 2 block sled should be more than enough for the vast majority of people.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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LJ - Eljot: What is Project 21? I mean if that does not specifically means "Man standing in the water, looking straight to the camera, a net over the shoulder and a ray in one hand" I don't get it why it is a winner.

The U21 photo seems the least overly processed photo out of all the winners not withstanding Swee Oh's architectural photo and that Urban photo. Technically it's not a bad photo but definitely having a hard time seeing how it connects to the theme of 'inspire'.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 01:36 UTC
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vscd: Nearly all of them have the look I don't like in sportsphotography... the background is too present in the picture. I think these pictures are already the best ones in this series (piucked by the author), so in my opinion MFT is no solution for me.

This is just something for special events in small rooms or when weight is absolutely important. If you like those pictures you should easily be able to do this with a Bridgecamera, too.

it's Micro 4/3 so smaller than APS-C, So that f2.8 would be an f4 on 35mm

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 23:44 UTC
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vscd: Nearly all of them have the look I don't like in sportsphotography... the background is too present in the picture. I think these pictures are already the best ones in this series (piucked by the author), so in my opinion MFT is no solution for me.

This is just something for special events in small rooms or when weight is absolutely important. If you like those pictures you should easily be able to do this with a Bridgecamera, too.

Check out his gear, he has what equates to a 70-200f4 and 24-70f4 on 35mm. In a smallish arena, what do people use at a basketball court?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
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vscd: Nearly all of them have the look I don't like in sportsphotography... the background is too present in the picture. I think these pictures are already the best ones in this series (piucked by the author), so in my opinion MFT is no solution for me.

This is just something for special events in small rooms or when weight is absolutely important. If you like those pictures you should easily be able to do this with a Bridgecamera, too.

I think he means the amount of seperation between the subject and the background but then, there is a price difference between what that pro photog is shooting with and what you as an enthusiast are shooting with.
Great images, capturing the heart of the sport and getting to show it here.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
On article Google+ converts DSLR panoramas into Photo Spheres (17 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I make first comment: what is a photo sphere?

it is something similar to a 360 degree panorama

Link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 04:10 UTC

This is going to be great for all of those people that take selfies of themselves in the toilet from the hip.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 23:42 UTC as 17th comment
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (522 comments in total)
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Tee1up: What a great concept. A million years ago I bought a Nikon F3Hp with a 50mm f1.4 lens ... the sharpest lens I've ever owned ... would love to give this baby new life.

Is this the kind of thing they are talking about or am I digging too deep in the history channel?

@quezra, I like to think I have mad MF skillz

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 09:03 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R Review (812 comments in total)
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petemod: Only Gold? This camera deserves Platinum!

@thx1138 with all of the things you want it to be, it becomes a dslr again. The compromises are there because not all of the technology is available yet or it is but it would put it out of the price range of far too many people to make it viable.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1599 comments in total)
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Tom Ames: "We see three major audiences: those stepping up from existing NEX models, photographers 'buying into' full-frame, and fans of third-party lenses who want to use them on a full-frame body."

And do not forget those who already has a FF camera and are looking for a smaller FF package. (I sold my D800 and invested in the A7r + lenses)

I'm all 3. Stayed away from dslrs specifically because of their bulk and weight and with this one I can fit it into my satchel bag with a 2nd lens and be out for the day with no worries. You can't do that with a dslr. You need at least a backpack

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1599 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: I see this as an interesting choice, especially regarding it's price. But the battery ? 2 to 3 hundred shots ? What's that all about ? Couldn't they give it a bigger battery ? I

On holiday in Thailand and I got a full day out of the camera, I've had it die on my twice both times due to moving pics to my tablet and phone to play with instead of leaving that to the end of the day but it was a brand new camera and I was excited. Airplane mode definitely helps, I would like this to be a fn option as transferring to the tablet is something I want to be able to do but I want the battery life savings as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (522 comments in total)
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bobbarber: I don't know what to think. I'm a little surprised about the comments about the difficulty manual focusing. I'm a m43 shooter, but interested in this camera as a FF option. I find manual focus easy on m43 with a viewfinder model (currently the G6 for me), or at least a lot easier than it was with a DSLR. To me, having to move the focus point before magnifying it is a feature, not a bug. Take the example in the text of the difficulty of trying to focus on a model's eye. Imagine how hard it would be if your focus always defaulted to the center of the frame, and then you had to recompose the picture after focusing, with only a centimeter or so of DOF to work with. Having not tried this camera, I'll trust the review. Maybe there is something poor in Sony's viewfinder or ergonomics that I'm not aware of yet.

It is a feature. Hard to tell what the OP's issue is until he actually explains a bit more, also think that a better lens would definitely help

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 07:23 UTC
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