brendon1000

brendon1000

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On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1914 comments in total)
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naththo: The conclusion about video, care factor 0 really. Who does video from DSLR or even in mirrorless. I hardly use video from any camera. I use still photos as a majority of it when using DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Right.. So you don't use it so that means no one does? I already know a few people using mirrorless cameras for pro video on a budget. And if you see the sales of a highly video focused camera like the A7s you would know that a lot of people do use cameras for video.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
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DVT80111: F2 wow. I hope it is not a flop like the VC 15/4.5

Yeah not sure why he hates the lens. The version III lens is pretty decent on Sony with correctable vignetting and good sharpness.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
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M Jesper: Why voigtlander didn't do this for MFT ages ago, i don't know.

We know they can do it. Instead they only gave us chunky F0.95 lenses for MFT to play with, but have new compact super wides now in the works for E-mount. Logic? I guess they took the opportunity to show off with (numerically) big apertures for MFT when they had the chance. Then E-mount interest went through the roof with the FF sensor game so they just switched? Traitors! Oh well, it's all good. =)

To be fair to Voightlander, the 0.95 lenses for mft were brand new designs while most of the UWA lenses for Sony are old Leica lenses modified a bit to work with Sony FE bodies.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:17 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1914 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: The distance between Sony and Canon sensor is closing and now is negligible. Given others Canon advantages (several advantages indeed) Canon beat Sony by a large score. Canon is sunny.

Canon sells because of its brand name and the cameras are robust and reliable.

But even this camera is hobbled purposefully by Canon in the video department while Sony isn't afraid of putting its best tech in their cameras.

In another 2 - 3 years time the newer Sony cameras will have AF that will match the best DSLRs out there and with EVFs getting better and better while OVF tech largely remained the same for decades.

So in a short time many of the Canon's and Nikon's best strengths will be reduced to a great extent. And with Sony launching so many new lenses even Canon's famed lens line up advantage will slowly reduce over time.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 06:50 UTC
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Deanaaargh: I will be interested to see if the optical design is the same for both. Obviously tooling and production will be different for these two lenses, but I would be curious to know how much of the R&D costs for these 110 degree FOV f/2 lenses can be shared amongst them.

finally a small uwa prime for mft.

^^ In a way yes. However that is not taking into account the sensor attached to the lens where a bigger sensor would offer higher DR, better noise performance and more color depth along with per pixel sharpness and MP advantage.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
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Frank_BR: A manual-focus lens from Tokina? Hmmm ... this is the territory of Samyang, which has just launched a 20mm F1.8 lens, which is faster (and probably cheaper, too) than this Tokina. I feel that Tokina is dreaming of the past when it was a competitive lens company.

^^ To be fair Samyang has launched their first two AF lenses for Sony FE mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 12:50 UTC
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Al Valentino: A 7.5mm f/2 is an ideal lens for astrophotography with m4/3, along with the PL 12mm f/1.4. Plus it is small, light and even accepts filters. Depending on price and IQ this could be a real winner!

@Oliver - Yes you are correct. Confirmed it on m43 rumors website that it indeed takes filters.

@Emadn13 - Astro doesn't really need shallow DOF. You are shooting things at infinty ! :P

What you need is fast speed in order to have less noise.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
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Al Valentino: A 7.5mm f/2 is an ideal lens for astrophotography with m4/3, along with the PL 12mm f/1.4. Plus it is small, light and even accepts filters. Depending on price and IQ this could be a real winner!

A little downer. I would wager there is no filter option for the mft option. The press release purposely shows a 72mm filter option for the bigger FE mount lens while there is no info whatsoever for the mft version. So I feel there is no filter option available just like the mft 7-14mm f4 lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 07:37 UTC
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Zenza R: Wow, specs for 15 is like a dream!

And it takes filters too !!! :D

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
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Deanaaargh: I will be interested to see if the optical design is the same for both. Obviously tooling and production will be different for these two lenses, but I would be curious to know how much of the R&D costs for these 110 degree FOV f/2 lenses can be shared amongst them.

finally a small uwa prime for mft.

See this is why I despise 'useless knowitalls' in place of 'helpful people' who would rather whine and moan about something rather than trying to educate the other who genuinely doesn't understand where he/she made a mistake.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 04:59 UTC
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matthew saville: So, Tokina beats Tamron and Sigma to the FE market, ...but doesn't do it with autofocus. Hmm.

Personally I'm perfectly fine with manual focus lenses, as an astro-landscape photographer, but I can already hear the groans of "not another MF lens for FE mount!"

Sigma already has a couple E (not FE) lenses available that have AF, so we know the third-party technology exists, it's just a question of why this one excluded it, (cost, weight?) ...and which of the big three third parties will be the first to create an AF FE lens...

I am hoping cost was the issue and they wanted their first lens to be not very expensive. Mainly because I want to buy this for astro and I don't want to pay a lot for it ! :P

But yeah its simply easy to make MF lenses. Sigma had those earlier lenses with their AF fixed lens cameras so the motors were already there and Sony had given them the FE mount spec to make reliable AF.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 04:48 UTC
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Frank_BR: A manual-focus lens from Tokina? Hmmm ... this is the territory of Samyang, which has just launched a 20mm F1.8 lens, which is faster (and probably cheaper, too) than this Tokina. I feel that Tokina is dreaming of the past when it was a competitive lens company.

To be fair Tokina is a more reliable company for getting a good lens copy. Samyang has been rather notorious for having large sample variations especially in their wide angle lenses.

If people can cherry pick their copy then great but in many countries you can't . If Tokina prices this right then this should sell well over other Chinese brands with also questionable quality control.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 04:46 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (128 comments in total)
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Jerry Pruce: If it was around $450 I'd buy it. Sony would sell a whole bunch of these if it was around that price. I might even go as high as $500. Wonder if there is an adapter I could mount it to my GoPro?

I think the last line of the OP should have been a dead giveaway that his post wasn't terribly serious :P

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
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saeba77: wow a 2x teleconverter
f6.3 became f12....usable only for the sun or in the sun:)

^^ No the max aperture of your lens is f6.3

If you are shooting at f22 also it will focus at max aperture which is f6.3 and then stop down to f22 after focus acquisition. With a TC your aperture is f13 max where focus cannot work at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
On article Tamron announces new 1.4X and 2X teleconverters (15 comments in total)

With the launch of a redesigned 150-600mm and these two TC lenses I think Tamron is now going to concentrating at the long end of the focal length and will launch a few tele lenses. Maybe a 300mm f4 or 400mm f5.6 tele prime lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 12:19 UTC as 7th comment
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saeba77: wow a 2x teleconverter
f6.3 became f12....usable only for the sun or in the sun:)

That is ridiculous ! They get f6.3 aperture for focus acquisition NOT f12. F12 is the actual aperture on FF which is too small for AF to work.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 12:13 UTC
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EwanMC: Note, the available Sony/Minolta Alpha mount. Does Tamron know something we don't know about the future of Sony's A-mount cameras?

Not likely. Its probably just a few lenses made in that mount to satisfy existing users.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 12:12 UTC
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Angrymagpie: The wait for a 35mm f2 or /f1.8 continues
I think a lot of people will be thrilled to see the 35mm f2 lens on the RX1 series be implemented as an FE-mount lens. It will probably be the lens that stays on my camera 90% of the time. Now I have to bring a faster lens to supplement my 35/2.8 for when it gets dark

^^ Honestly I get such sharp contrasty images at f1.4 that I am oh so glad I didn't get the f2.8 version. Yes the f2.8 version is also great due to the small size and yes I find the size of the 35mm f1.4 slightly bothersome but the creamy backgrounds you get at f1.4 is something I really really love. f2.8 is also bitingly sharp that I doubt the 35mm f2.8 is any sharper at f2.8. Plus the lens is built beautifully and I am really digging the clickless aperture wheel.

The only real negative is the darn price which honestly I have a hard time justifying. :(

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 12:56 UTC
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Angrymagpie: The wait for a 35mm f2 or /f1.8 continues
I think a lot of people will be thrilled to see the 35mm f2 lens on the RX1 series be implemented as an FE-mount lens. It will probably be the lens that stays on my camera 90% of the time. Now I have to bring a faster lens to supplement my 35/2.8 for when it gets dark

I gave up waiting for a 35mm f2 and got the 35mm f1.4. Its a great lens but its oh so heavy and it cost me a bomb! And did I mention it cost me a bomb ? :(

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
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justmeMN: "Sony has announced the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro, a full-frame lens..." -DPR

Of course it's a full-frame lens. That's all that Sony makes. :-)

^^ All L lenses are FF. And Canon has two mounts - EF-S and EF. You cannot physically mount EF-S lenses on an EF camera without modification.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 06:30 UTC
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