Sodeska

Joined on Aug 30, 2018

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On article Zeiss expands Batis lens range with 40mm F2 Close Focus (214 comments in total)

This lens is a potential "one lens covers all" for the alpha-cameras. It is weather sealed and Zeiss really nailed the AF on the other Batis-lenses. If this thing renders nice images, it is a total home run at 360 grams and about 1300 bucks. Why then are there so few hands-on reports and early reviews of this lens? This is obviously the most versatile of all the Batis lenses, the only Zeiss AF-lens close to 35 or 50 - the two most used prime-focal lengths. Why no samples DPReview? Are you guys doing anything more on this lens?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 11:26 UTC as 4th comment
On article Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art beta sample gallery (207 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: The size and weight of this thing depresses me. Bums me out because I really love 40mm

I would love to see a comparison of the Batis 40, the Voigtlander 40/1.2 and this from someone. As there are now three "native" (the " in regards to the sigma) E-mount 40mms. Obviously only two of these lenses are AF, but image quality could still be compared between the three - and AF-capabilities between the Batis and Sigma.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 11:21 UTC
On article Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art beta sample gallery (207 comments in total)

Images look fantastic, but I would never even consider a 1,2kg 40mm. The 360g Batis would have to suck bigtime for me to choose this thing over it. 40mm is perfect for walkaround, travel, reportage and «one lens to cover all»-situations. For all of these I would pick the lens that has weather sealing and weighs under a third of what this Sigma does - evey time. The extra stop of speed and light is good to have, but not worth 850 extra grams.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 14:20 UTC as 70th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master (304 comments in total)
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Hypoxic: Wow...I have to say, Sony just got interesting. I've been impressed by the latest camera bodies but not interested in huge prime lenses. The non-huge prime lenses I found very mediocre. This one however...very interesting. And...aperture ring...I like...

I had the same mindset for years, but when it was time to retire my outdated D700 last year I plunged in and sold all my Nikon gear. Got an A7RIII and I have spent the last year buying and selling waaaay too many lenses to figure out what I like best.

Totally agree with you on the 55. Sold it and «bit the bullet» replacing it with the 50/1.4 ZA. Too big, but stellar.

Obviously preordered the 24GM, since it looks absolutely perfect. Also have the 18 Batis, which I love. The 21 Loxia, also great - but the GM will likely replace it. The CV 40/1.2 is probably my favorite piece of glass ever. And the light, compact and absolutely fenomenal Batis 135. All deliver great renderings to my eyes, and all except the 50 are compact/light.

The upcoming 40 Batis and 135GM might also be good. I have my doubts about the 135, which will probably be around a kilo - and thus out of the question. But Sony suprised the heck out of me with this awesome 24, so who knows.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2018 at 18:22 UTC
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Necip: I was suspecting no IBIS this really is a very bad move if true worse than the single card slot blunder on the Nikon Z. So far Sony still looks like the best option even with a converter for my Canon lenses. I doubt also that the Canon sensor is as good as the Sony probably the same old 5Dmk4.

Malabito: I'm a journalist. I shoot sports, portraits, events, concerts and other action-scenes filled with people every day. I'll tell you right now; You get more keepers every week if you have IBIS. You don't always have the luxury of using 1/250 or faster shutter speeds. That matters, A LOT.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2018 at 16:07 UTC
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Necip: I was suspecting no IBIS this really is a very bad move if true worse than the single card slot blunder on the Nikon Z. So far Sony still looks like the best option even with a converter for my Canon lenses. I doubt also that the Canon sensor is as good as the Sony probably the same old 5Dmk4.

I agree. Having shot Nikon for 15 years before getting a sony bosy last year I’m quite sure the only people saying they dont need ibis are the ones who have never had a camera with it. I’m never going back. The main benefit from ibis isnt shooting handheld 1/5 sec aurora pics with my a7riii - allthough that is pretty cool. Its getting consitantly steady shots at 1/60-1/160 with anything over 50mm. Many might say I need a steadier hand, but thats not always possible. Ibis is an absolute dealbreaker for me. I went into LR and checked a bunch of my shots with the D800 with 1/30-1/100 shutter. A lot of them had some shake. That is no longer something I need to worry about. Hopefully Canon will deliver.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2018 at 16:02 UTC
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camerosity: nothing new to see here. out of camera JPGs are never used by pros anyway, they are merely previews. only novices need good out of camera JPEG files. Shoot NEF or get a Coolpix!

When shooting fast and hard in available light the best way to deliver pictures that actually look authentic is to shoot raw. I have shot for newspapers for 15 years and I only use ooc jpg when time is a critical factor. With modern sd/xqd-cards and fast pcs/macs it doesnt take very long for an experienced hand to finalize and export finished jpgs for print and web.I don’t know a single colleague that shoots jpg only, that would be regarded as sloppy in my world. If what you say is true Ellis Vener, I’m glad I don’t work in the US. If I got word down from the top that it was jpg only I would move on to a more serious publisher. Manipulation is always a risk, and shame on those that do it. Sometimes - no matter how good you are - circumstances might conspire such that you end up with a «world changing» photo that is badly exposed picture and/or has the white balance messed up. What would be the manipulation then; to publish the ooc jpg or to make that raw look like what your eyes saw?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2018 at 19:38 UTC
On article Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III (1515 comments in total)
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nikkol: I doubt if any guy who start photography with Sony camera will find Nikon's menu and button layout are more easy to use.

They do point out that this is a subjective category. I use an A7RIII and several different Nikons, and I think both systems are fine - when you get used to them. I do like the custom menu on the Sony, to more easily have access to the most used items that you can't or don't want to bind to buttons. For me, if you look at button-binding and menus, the Sony is "better" for because I can make the camera function more to my own liking. On the other hand, Nikon has "faster" menus and they have actually implemented touch-screen-features on their newest cameras. For me, i'd score Nikon at 8 and Sony at 7 for this category.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 07:59 UTC
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