brendon1000

brendon1000

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Joined on Feb 7, 2009

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photominion: So they copied the nifty fifty, added a metal mount and a fancy, bokeh-killing asph lens element and more than doubled the price..

I'd rather get a VERY nice manual focus 50mm and use it with focus peaking.
(for 250$ you can get most of the "slower" 50mm lenses - incl. Zeiss 50/1.7 and CZJ 50/1.8, and even some f/1.4 Takumar, Olympus, Nikkor, Canon, etc.)

For those who don't mind MF lenses then obviously this lens wont't be on their radar. However for the huge majority who don't care for MF in this day and age they will be far more interested in this lens than in a lens which cannot AF.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 09:36 UTC
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Velvet Man: I just got myself a Sony A mount 50mm 1.8 SAL for 90USD brand new yesterday, it is a wonderful lens full of character.

I have that lens and use it on FF. Its good but on FF you get horrible vignetting. This is NOT a APS-C lens but a FF lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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princecody: $1500 vs $3500 (EM1+300mm Pro)

Err you are shooting in completely different environments and lighting conditions ! And the OP was referring to the Olympus 300mm f4 lens which isn't the one you are using.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 06:09 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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princecody: $1500 vs $3500 (EM1+300mm Pro)

Your photos are really nice but they are processed images while the images above are off the camera JPEGs.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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hteasley: Leica brings out the passion in folks... for or against.

I had an A7R and was miserable shooting it. Loud, poor ergonomics (in my opinion), and while it could produce excellent images, it wasn't my only camera that could do that. It's a great camera, and if you like shooting one, then awesome.

My M (and the M9 before that), I get a lot more keepers than I did with the Sony. I recently purchased a Q, and I love the way it handles, and I love the images I get from it. It's not jewelry, it's an excellent camera.

Nothing handles, for me, better than a Leica. Nothing unessential, no clutter, just simple controls and great IQ.

My point is simple, the Leica has a sub par sensor but has a good lens and AF but thats about it.

Leica users always give some crap like 'feel' to say why they like the camera which is non quantifiable. I tried the Leica Q and hated the ergonomics. There wasn't even a comfortable grip to hold the camera.

So if the Leica Q has neither a size advantage, or a IQ advantage then what exactly is the point of this camera considering you are paying such a lot ? Let me guess "Feel" ? :P

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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princecody: $1500 vs $3500 (EM1+300mm Pro)

I would wager the EM1 + 300mm pro combo will be better but I doubt it will be by that much.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)

Not too bad actually. The 600mm samples are pretty decent. This can be a low weight birding camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 17:21 UTC as 62nd comment
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PKDanny: $500

http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/hd-pentax-da-55-300mm-f4-5.8-ed-wr.html

PKDanny probably wants to show off his ignorance on a large scale ! :P

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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hteasley: Leica brings out the passion in folks... for or against.

I had an A7R and was miserable shooting it. Loud, poor ergonomics (in my opinion), and while it could produce excellent images, it wasn't my only camera that could do that. It's a great camera, and if you like shooting one, then awesome.

My M (and the M9 before that), I get a lot more keepers than I did with the Sony. I recently purchased a Q, and I love the way it handles, and I love the images I get from it. It's not jewelry, it's an excellent camera.

Nothing handles, for me, better than a Leica. Nothing unessential, no clutter, just simple controls and great IQ.

Look at it this way the Leica Q is a fixed lens camera without any size advantage of a fixed lens camera.

If size is not important then a D750 with a Nikon 35mm f1.4 is not much bigger but has the added advantage of cost savings plus far better versatility than the Leica Q can ever hope to achieve.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 07:07 UTC
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stevo23: How about that! A 50mm for under $400.

Hey any FE lens below $500 gets my attention. :P

Though I am tempted I think ill save up and get the Zeiss 55mm f1.8

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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spiderhunter: Damn! They should have made a 100-400 E mount lens instead! This 70-300 is big with a a 72mm filter and weighs in at 854 gm! Reminds me of the Canon 70-300L which came b4 the 100-400 version 2! @300mm, it is still 5.6 so why not add 100 and make a 400/5.6? That would mate well with the A6300.

This lens is huge enough but they should be launching a wildlife lens like a 70-400mm a little later. Though with the new 150-600mm type lenses they may be tempted for something longer like those lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
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elgol20: No lossless RAW for 7R?

Disconcerting trend ? If you are expecting new features in all your old cameras you are opening yourself up for a huge disappointment.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
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PPierre: Almost everyone on Sony FF has the 55, and they release an 50f1.8... Had they released a cheap 85f2.0 (like, sub $500), they would have made both FF owners and aps-c owner happy.

Even though I think Sony is moving in the right direction with some cheaper primes (28 and 50), I really think they're making a mistake. However, this 50 could come as a kit lens, which would be a good move :)

What !!! How can you be happy with a f2.8 prime. f1.8/f2 or no deal

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
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PPierre: Almost everyone on Sony FF has the 55, and they release an 50f1.8... Had they released a cheap 85f2.0 (like, sub $500), they would have made both FF owners and aps-c owner happy.

Even though I think Sony is moving in the right direction with some cheaper primes (28 and 50), I really think they're making a mistake. However, this 50 could come as a kit lens, which would be a good move :)

I have been holding off on the Zeiss 55mm mainly because I don't shoot at 50mm very often but this lens at $249 is practically a no brainer considering it will have to have a completely new design being a mirrorless lens so I am expecting decent performance wide open and razor sharp images from f2.8 onwards at least in the centers.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
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Zorak: I'm a bit sad that I just bought the 70-200 f4 last week, the 70-300 would have been my choice if performance is good... If only they'd give some lense release planning...

Yeah you can try selling it off. There might be a few wanting the lens at a cheaper price in France and not want to wait 2 - 3 weeks for a lens from overseas

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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hteasley: Leica brings out the passion in folks... for or against.

I had an A7R and was miserable shooting it. Loud, poor ergonomics (in my opinion), and while it could produce excellent images, it wasn't my only camera that could do that. It's a great camera, and if you like shooting one, then awesome.

My M (and the M9 before that), I get a lot more keepers than I did with the Sony. I recently purchased a Q, and I love the way it handles, and I love the images I get from it. It's not jewelry, it's an excellent camera.

Nothing handles, for me, better than a Leica. Nothing unessential, no clutter, just simple controls and great IQ.

The RX1RII is significantly smaller than the Q. The real competitor to the Q is a Sony A7 II with a 28mm f2 and even that is smaller than the Leica.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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hteasley: Leica brings out the passion in folks... for or against.

I had an A7R and was miserable shooting it. Loud, poor ergonomics (in my opinion), and while it could produce excellent images, it wasn't my only camera that could do that. It's a great camera, and if you like shooting one, then awesome.

My M (and the M9 before that), I get a lot more keepers than I did with the Sony. I recently purchased a Q, and I love the way it handles, and I love the images I get from it. It's not jewelry, it's an excellent camera.

Nothing handles, for me, better than a Leica. Nothing unessential, no clutter, just simple controls and great IQ.

^^ Nothing unessential, no clutter, just simple controls and great IQ AND MIND BLOWINGLY INSANE PRICES !!!"

You missed a bit on your last statement ! :)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 10:04 UTC
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Mr Low Notes: We may not agree on camera gear but this is a very good shot! :-)

Thank you ! :)

Though honestly this was a total fluke shot for me. Just a case of right time right moment !

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
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tkbslc: Canon 85mm f1.8 = $370
Nikon 85mm f1.8 G = $426
Sigma 85mm f1.4 = $870

I wish them a lot of luck, but I just don't see where it fits in.

Just for VC ? What about sharpness, bokeh, color, AF etc etc ? We don't know whether this lens will deliver in those aspects but we can't disregard that all that extra weight is doing something for the overall IQ

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 22:00 UTC
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jesus_freak: Good news for everyone, as competition is healthy for progress. DR improvements plus dual pixel AF gives the competition reasons for continuing to push forward.

^^ What are you smoking ? I am a small time pro and Canon support in my country is far ahead of Sony which I currently use. But I never liked their sensors so I refused to shift. If their new sensors are better I can make the move which will help me get much better service which I currently don't have.

My Sony A7 II has a hot shoe problem and Sony has no clue what to do about it so I have been shooting without TTL on that camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
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