straylightrun

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straylightrun: Great. Now can they offer a firmware update for the lenses with Quality Control issues like decentering?

^ read it up in the Sony forums. There are alot of issues with Sony FF emount lenses, including their premium lenses. Their “Zeiss” branded lenses have very poor QC and decentering is very common (eg 24-70mm f4). You dont need to shoot just brick walls to notice softness on one side of the image.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
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straylightrun: Great. Now can they offer a firmware update for the lenses with Quality Control issues like decentering?

^ I take it youve never bought a Sony lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (122 comments in total)
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ddd - rrr: Not to be TOO much of a "wet blanket" here, but Samyang has a problem that, at least to this point, has not been resolved in my experience. While their lenses are often both brilliant in design and also relatively very inexpensive compared with other brands, their manufacturing inconsistency is notorious. I now avoid Samyang (and their rebranded versions, such as Rokinon, etc.) unless a lens is desirable enough for me to go through several samples to find a good one (as many as six of them with one lens I bought, and three with another - and with the latter, I "settled" for an imperfect one that served well enough for its intended purpose). I tried two samples of a third lens before giving up on it (the first sample was terrible, the second was good except in the lower right corner, but both had unacceptable levels of CA, so I gave up on trying to find a better sample of that lens). More is here in my MFT-Lenses reviews:
http://www.david-ruether-photography.com/MFT-Lenses.htm
--DR

Samyang quality control sounds no worse than Sony

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 03:27 UTC

Great. Now can they offer a firmware update for the lenses with Quality Control issues like decentering?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 01:44 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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ph2004: Hi guys, just got the 55mm 1.8. First impression: amazing.
This 50 came out literally the same day I received the 55. So now I'm in the middle of a crossroad if I return or not. Of course main differences are aperture and size/weight (55mm is tiny btw). I'm also into video and one thing that concerns me is if I'll adapt to focus by wire. I've done some reading on this new 50mm 1.4 and it's not so clear to me if it has a full manual option (like my old Canons...), despite the A/M button on the lens.
Does anybody know this?

For video shooters out there, should I keep this 55mm and get used to focus by wire? My first tests weren't bad, and since I'm a heavy enthusiast (only), I feel like I could manage the adaptation. Not sure tho

The new 50mm 1.4 is very tempting.. But the weight is though to get around, esp compared with the solid 55mm. So I'm looking for more reasons (if any) to actually change my 55 1.8 to the 50 1.4... Money is not the problem, but I value intelligent decisions!

Are there even any AF mirrorless lenses from a manufacturer that has manual focusing that isnt fly by wire?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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epsilonsa: I wonder if the timing of this announcement has anything to do with drawing attention away from the Samyang 50mm/1.4 AF that is expected to become available for ordering sometime this month.

The Samyang is 1/3rd the price.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 21:22 UTC

No external AF assist beam is a joke. Maybe they got away with it on the NEX-7, but no way can Sony get away with it now with the current a7 "pro" system. The cheapest Canon rebel DSLR is compatible with an external AF assist light, while meanwhile Sony's thousand dollar system can't do it.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 10:27 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

Considering the fact that the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 and Sony 50mm f/1.8 lenses already exists, I would of thought that a compact 35mm f/2 lens would have been a higher priority than another 50mm lens priced at $1500.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 21:23 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Don't worry, soon after this Apple will release a “Premium All Access Apple Freedom Pass” for only $99.95 a year which will give you an unlock code that will enable your phones camera to be used anywhere! True innovation.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 03:57 UTC as 145th comment
On article Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September (66 comments in total)

Good. Hopefully this means there wont be any more quality control issues and decentering in their $1000+ lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 08:23 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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blurredvision: Why exactly is the price increase so dramatic for such small increase in sensor size?

>small increase in sensor size

Haha, good one.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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capanikon: Looks great. Finally we can start moving away from the teensy so-called "full frame" format.

Poor m43 users though, this thing makes their format look even smaller.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Beautiful images, although it's hard to tell whether this is a result of a good camera or a good photographer.

Both.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:19 UTC
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Henry McA: I see lot´s of purple fringing, sharpness is unimpressive and noise even at base iso.

^ A very expensive half cup.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
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robjons: wish there was a 1.8 version for APS-C (at a more reasonable price)

^ I fully agree. At this price Panasonic is asking, it should at least be f/1.2 and include IS.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 01:12 UTC

They had to do a science experiment to figure this out? Its common sense that if you enjoy doing something... you enjoy it. Duh. Why are Scientists so autistic?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 21:48 UTC as 28th comment

A 24mm f/2.8 equiv for $1300? That is madness.

How can Micro Four Third lenses be more expensive than FF?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 04:24 UTC as 138th comment | 14 replies
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (146 comments in total)
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photomedium: I am sorry but the m43 proves once more to be the little engine that couldn't.
The pics have that 'compressed' signature look of 'not enough light up in here' and overly saturated colors.
I don't remember the last time I have seen a m34 sample set from DPR that didn't have a bunch of low light shots of rock band gig or bonfire or whatever. It almost seems they what to prove the point that m43 doesnt cut it . I'd rather really use a 1' over this. Really apsc is the minimum for low light situations.

Agreed. m43 is good for everything. Everything besides low light that is. When the light drops, the photos are far too grainy.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 08:26 UTC
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photogeek: Whoever is the first to make a rectilinear action cam will own the market.

@ProfHankD The TG860 is not an actioncam, genius.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 12:24 UTC

Non articulating fixed screen? What's the point? You would think they would make it able to flip around for selfie shooters. There is no reason to get this over a GoPro.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 9th comment
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