brendon1000

brendon1000

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On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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Kamox: The best choice I've ever made among my lens choices was to get rid of the 50/1.4 and getting an used 85/1.8 instead (I use Nikons but the same applies to various brands).
I encourage you to try this road if you're into portraits.

My friend tried your few steps back technique and he fell off a cliff. Thanks a lot ! He is planning to send the bill to you. :P

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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Henry McA: Not really nifty that fifty. But to whom it concerns, perhaps worth a look. I´d rather take the Canon 50 1.4 or Sigma 50 1.4 (if I was into sharpness & stuff).

There is a pretty good reason so many people buy a 3rd party lens like the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art. Some people actually do want a modern lens with better wide open performance.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 14:03 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Ironic this over-priced, over-sized offerings come from the same guys who brought us the smallest FF cameras ever.

The amount of times villagranvincent is going about talking about the Canon 50mm f1.4 lens is almost like he designed the lens ! Geez you don't care too much about IQ thats fine you don't have to shout it out for the world to see ! :P

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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PB47: I'm stunned at the price of these new Sony lenses. I think their pricing might put a damper on Canikon folks who are looking to make a move. Then again, there are so many affordable lenses they can adapt to these cameras, it probably won't. But Sony can't be expecting to sell too many of these at these prices.

^^ Its good you can be satisfied with an old optic like a 50mm f1.4. Saves you a lot of money in the long run.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Spectro: drop the Zesis name and drop $1k off the price. Sill haven't bought any new sony lenses for my original A7 with kit plus 50 1.4 a mount lens (which I got used for less then $250) with lap-3. I hardly ever get a tack sharp images focus peaking with large aperture and forget it it if you are in a dark bar.

Nikon doesn't have a 'badge' for their 58mm f1.4 lens which costs about as much as this lens and doesn't even measure as good as the cheaper Sony 55mm f1.8 lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:30 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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Teila Day: Hmmm. $2600? Here's how I look at pricing. When shooting portraits of all ages, what would I rather use invest in, a Sony $2600 70-200 f/2.8, or a used Nikon/Canon lens for less than half that amount and get the same practical performance? Further, would I rather shoot with the 70-200 or pay $1k or so more and buy a used Canon/Nikon 200mm f/2?

If I was starting out and buying lenses, that would be my thought process and I'd jump on the latter before the former and get more for my money. I realize that a big prime isn't for everyone, but $2,600 for a Sony 70-200... I wouldn't bite unless it offered something far and above competitors; e.g. a real-world 6 stop stabilization, built in 1.7x teleconverter, etc..

Adapters are one of the worst solutions available for any sort of professional work. I have burned a lot of money on adapters that have given me endless trouble in the field as they have failed when I needed them to work.

Long story short adapters are fine for casual work. For anything else its a heavy compromise.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:21 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.

If the Samyang is anything like the DSLR 50mm f1.4 version then its going to be an OK performer nothing great. Wish Samyang had instead got their 35mm f1.4 lens in Sony. Other than the $1800 Sony there is no fast 35mm lens in the line up.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Jylppy: Wow! So light! Only 778grams. Mirrorless systems are so compact.

Beautifully explained AlexisH. A brilliant retort to the OPs snarky comment.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: Hard to believe that outside of someone being a bokeh junkie, that this lens has anything on the CZ FE 55 1.8. An an awful lot of $ for that slim benefit . . .

Wrong choice of words on my part. I meant it gets noticeably sharper stopped down a bit.

It is however still very sharp wide open but it does get noticeably better at f2. f2 and above I can't notice any real central sharpness increase.

My Batis 85mm f1.8 in comparison is so sharp at f1.8 that at f2 I don't see any perceptible increase in sharpness so in that regard it is a better lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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Mokutaru: The 55mm is perfect for the A7 Body, I stopped caring about cat eyes and onion rings, i compose & plan ahead, thats how you get good images.

Yup! Thats the lens I am going to get next!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 04:15 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: I general I liked this photo shoot. The shots are dreamy. I don't know if that is the intent, but that is the way I see the shots. ..... Big shout-out to the photog... ..... Question: Is that the intended use of the lens - dreamy / creamy shots?

My guess is yes. If you stop down beyond f2.8 you will be hard pressed to tell any meaningful difference between this lens and the Sony 50mm f1.8 which costs far less than this. So the usp of this lens is for beautiful results at max aperture.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 04:14 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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snapa: It seems Sony is really churning out all kinds of high quality FF FE and GM lenses :0
It's a shame Sony can't squeeze out 1-2 new (or improved) native APS-C E-mount zoom lenses. Maybe even 1-2 high IQ pancake wide angle primes would be nice too. Does every lens they make have to cost $1,000-2,500 and be a FF lens? What ever happened to the days of the original small, inexpensive, light, NEX cameras and lenses? It looks like those days are over with :(

Unfortunately Sony is putting all their efforts and focus on the FE mount lenses and are ignoring the apsc E mount which has huge room for improvements. This means those needing an apsc solution will not be best served with Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 04:11 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: Hard to believe that outside of someone being a bokeh junkie, that this lens has anything on the CZ FE 55 1.8. An an awful lot of $ for that slim benefit . . .

That is standard. You always pay a lot of $$$ for that last incremental increase in IQ. The 55mm is a superb lens but just a tad soft at f1.8. This is probably designed to give outstanding iq right from f1.4.

I don't need this much IQ but Sony is providing two other 50mm lenses for people who need them

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 04:09 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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babart: For $1000 one can acquire a Sigma 50/1.4 plus the Sigma MC-11 adapter for Sony E mount. The MC-11 allows full auto control and works with many of the Art lenses.
If one happens to shoot Fuji, their 35/1.4 (50mm crop value) is $600. If one doesn't mind manual focus a Zeiss Contax 50/1.4 in mint condition can be had for $350. Like several others here I'm not certain I get the $2000 price tag.

If you want a compromise there are plenty of options. If you want the best then the price is going to be expensive. That has been true for decades now in Camera lenses

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 04:04 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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PB47: I'm stunned at the price of these new Sony lenses. I think their pricing might put a damper on Canikon folks who are looking to make a move. Then again, there are so many affordable lenses they can adapt to these cameras, it probably won't. But Sony can't be expecting to sell too many of these at these prices.

Sony has a 50mm f2 for $200 or so and a much better Zeiss 55mm f1.8 for around $800. This is simply a superior option available for more discerning photographers.

Myself I am going in for the 55mm lens as I love the size and output but in future if my work demands something very sharp wide open I'll definitely look at this lens

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 04:02 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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John C Tharp: If you're comparing this lens to 50/1.4 lenses of yore (which both Canikon varieties are), or even the 'premium' 50/1.2L/58/1.4G, you're wrong.

This lens is built more like a Sigma Art, with an eye toward high-resolution sensors that the Canikon lenses were not themselves built for; further, it does everything the Sigma Art does, but better.

This is a lens that's designed to make the Sony full-frame system relevant for professional work.

Lol! If you find no difference between this lens and a canon or Nikon 50mm f1.4 then you obviously don't appreciate image quality! I am not going to spend so much on a 50mm f1.4 but it is a stellar lens just from the sample images

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 03:57 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1228 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: Must say these new Fuji's do start to look very convincing, as does their lens line-up...
I went the Sony APS-C mirrorless route a few years back, a decision just based on camera specs, but I always was jealous of the Fuji's handling. Maybe now it's time to switch?

If you shoot for fun sometimes a new camera can really spice things up.

I was doing OK with my old A700. My skills definitely didn't demand a new camera but I got one anyways and I enjoyed my photography more. So try it out. If it appeals to you then why not switch ?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 14:13 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (111 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: The less mushy buttons and the criticism that a lot of mirrorless cameras are afflicted by much control prompt a question (from a Sony Alpha 7Rii owner): Could the mushiness be fixed if a camera repair shop installed stronger springs under the buttons on some of these cameras? (Maybe we need a teardown from iFixIt or LensRentals to show us how).

That was years ago ! Sony used to have everything propriety. Now they have a regular hot shoe from the old Minolta shoe, i can charge my camera with my mobile phone charger and I use regular SD cards after Sony stopped shoving memory stick cards. And lastly they released a firmware to add uncompressed RAW when i never found any issues with their old RAW files.

Oh and yeah they opened up their Sony FE mount so others like Sigma, Tamron and Samyang can make AF lenses. Sony has changed quite a bit,

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 17:58 UTC
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bubblyboo: I swear companies are just going on an slapping a label on these generic tripods:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RWYMHQW/
There's dozens of them for around $100 on Amazon. Not seeing much a difference especially with that $600 MSRP.

Not really. I have gone through a couple of Chinese tripods and ball heads. They aren't very good quality at all. This is far far better ! But $635 better ? I don't know if I am willing to spend that much on a tripod.

But for sure not going down the cheap route again. Tripods are things that last and I I feel its worth spending for a good quality one to last for decades.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 06:22 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (111 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: The less mushy buttons and the criticism that a lot of mirrorless cameras are afflicted by much control prompt a question (from a Sony Alpha 7Rii owner): Could the mushiness be fixed if a camera repair shop installed stronger springs under the buttons on some of these cameras? (Maybe we need a teardown from iFixIt or LensRentals to show us how).

Its ridiculous how crappy the dials are on the A7rII. I couldn't believe Sony made such crappy dials after the original A7 had far better dials.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
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