brendon1000

brendon1000

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On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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(unknown member): FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

Just for your info there was ZERO f2 zoom lenses for APS-C or FF before 2014. A century of lens development didn't have any f2 zoom lenses for large sensors and suddenly Sigma launched 2 f2 zoom lenses that worked very well.

So talking about what happened in the past is pretty irrelevant in todays time with the rate of technology increasing.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 06:28 UTC
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Indik: Great lens, if sharp (and it should be). Lightweight and cheap.

You probably had a bad copy. Every review out there that actually tests the lens unlike Dxomark that is theoretical only says its a very good lens.

Here is a photozone.de review -

http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-aps-c-lens-tests/849-sony35f18nex?start=1

They gave the lens 3 and half stars. And the lens is well built to boot.

You can't really compare this lens to the FE 35mm f2.8 as that costs a LOT more for one and has a much smaller aperture which is easier to design.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
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Indik: Great lens, if sharp (and it should be). Lightweight and cheap.

What do you mean the 35mm f1.8 is not useable wide open ? :P

All reviews I have read say otherwise - https://www.ephotozine.com/article/sony-e-35mm-f-1-8-oss-lens-review-20665

And I don't know how old your information is but the newer Sigma Art lenses work just fine on even a old A6000.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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(unknown member): FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

^^ Whether they are good (or not) is irrelevant. That they are a reality IS what is important since there doesn't exist such fast lenses for medium format yet. So my point is that if lenses like this does exist we can expect more such lenses from better manufacturers once MF adoption improves

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:28 UTC
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Indik: Great lens, if sharp (and it should be). Lightweight and cheap.

Actually they have quite a few cheap good lenses available though of course there are plenty of gaps.

There is the regular 35mm f1.8 OSS and 50mm f1.8 OSS which are both very decent lenses. Then there is the wide 20mm f2.8 pancake, Sigma 19mm f2.8, Sigma 30mm f2.8, 30mm f1.4 and 60mm f2.8. All sharp lenses.

Zooms are lacking somewhat but the 55-210mm is decent as is the 18-105mm.

Honestly for a decent cheap system Sony is pretty compelling

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 16:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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(unknown member): FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

^^ There exists TODAY f1.2 lenses for MF. Its just that they are manual focus lenses.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9707208210/speedmaster-65mm-and-85mm-fast-primes-for-fujifilm-gfx-on-the-way

I am sure in a few years time with 3rd parties entering MF territory we might see more lenses added.

And yes I shoot for a living. So if MF can help my work improve ill spend the money if required. However right now its not good enough for my needs and so ill stick with my current system.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 14:59 UTC
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Zeal2: Now I wonder if this can compete with my Sigma 10-20, If so might have to sell it and buy the Nikon

I had the Sigma and while I liked the colour and contrast it wasn't a particularly sharp lens though its possible I had a bad copy since that lens was infamous for its poor qc

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 05:46 UTC
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Impulses: Nice rival to the Canon 10-18... With $300 UWA options on both of the most popular DSLR mounts I hope one of the mirrorless players tries to rival this sooner or later (even tho I'm already sorted as far as UWAs, I know price keeps a lot of people from trying them out).

Sony sorely lacks a cheap UWA. Though if people do have a canon or Nikon adapter then they can pick up one of those lenses. AF is unlikely to be great but for UWA you can get away with using a pure MF lens

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 05:44 UTC
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Indik: Great lens, if sharp (and it should be). Lightweight and cheap.

Agreed. Wish all manufacturers had an inexpensive UWA lens like Canon and Nikon. Olympus has a 9-18mm but that's not as wide as this lens.

Sony also lacks a cheap UWA lens.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 05:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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(unknown member): FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

^^ This whole discussion has been about this particular camera and hence we are talking about digital medium format. And by mature I mean mature I mean not age but maturity of technology. Currently digital MF lags behind smaller sensor format cameras in almost every aspect and some of the things are quite glaring like AF and lens selection.

After a few years I am sure those shortcomings will mostly vanish and digital MF will become more mainstream. But currently due to very high prices and limited lens availability the system isn't going to attract too many people right now.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 03:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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(unknown member): FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

Sensor size is just one part of photography. Else everyone would be shooting large format film.

MF is currently a niche market for a lot of people. You can't match FF for shallow dof, video capabilities, size, AF, range of lenses and price.

FF and APS-C are far more comparable since both are mature technologies with many similar lenses and other capabilities.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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(unknown member): FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

Sensor size is just one part of photography. Else everyone would be shooting large format film.

MF is currently a niche market for a lot of people. You can't match FF for shallow dof, video capabilities, size, AF, range of lenses and price.

FF and APS-C are far more comparable since both are mature technologies with many similar lenses and other capabilities.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 10:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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(unknown member): FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

As has been written before, MF is currently still in a very nascent stage with limited slow lenses, mediocre AF and prohibitively high prices.

In time prices should come down and many more lenses would also be available. But for now FF just has so many more lenses and accessories available right now.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 07:56 UTC
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roustabout66: This can not be good news for Sony cameras or the people who own them. All these years of pouring money trying to get market share (wasn't Minolta #3 when Sony bought them) and STILL #3 with about half of Nikon's share and 1/4 of Canon's share. No wonder Sony CEO Kaz Hirai did not even mention cameras as a profit center for Sony in the future:

"According to Hirai, that leaves Sony with three main businesses at its core :

Sony Pictures Entertainment, the hit-or-miss Hollywood studio that just fired Amy Pascal after being hacked to bits at the end of last year.

The PlayStation division, which has so far won the next-gen console race with the PS4 but yet to define a clear mobile strategy; PlayStation Mobile is all but ignored, and the Vita is a beautifully noble failure.

Selling image sensors to Apple for the iPhone."

https://www.theverge.com/2015/2/18/8063269/sony-electronics-future-selling-off-pc-smartphone-tv

IF Sony didn't want to be in the camera business for long WHY would they spend so much money on designing new lenses and new cameras ?

They have the FASTEST growing lens line up. Designing new lenses cannot be cheap considering no other camera manufacturer releases so many new lenses.

Your logic makes very little sense to me.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 05:45 UTC
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davev8: Head line should be "Sony still 3ed after 11 years with no market gain...will 2017 be any different".......Is factually correct

At one time they were out of even 3rd place. They came back with mirrorless and now with mirrorless tech improving they will start competing head on with DSLRs. Currently there are too many holes in their lens line up which keep reducing every year.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: I'm starting to wonder just how much money Sony is slipping DPReview (under the table) to do 6 different front page showcase articles on this camera in less than 2 months... and OH PALEEEEEEZE... with it's crappy dynamic range... it's neither working wonders or shetting blunders... :P

Don't go by just the name. Technique and photos have never been the highlight of this website. This is first and foremost a gear head website. You want a website for photography technique look elsewhere.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
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Jefftan: I really don't know why so many people argue and complain about control/meun/buttons on camera

If a camera is good and get the auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance right there is no need for much control beyond maybe simple exposure compensation (for artistic effect)

I have yet to see a camera that always get the auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance right (maybe such camera exist but i am not aware of any)

Should argue which camera company have better auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance and not menu/buttons

^^ While the menus I don't like I find the control structure to be very nice. With a huge number of custom buttons I love the handling of the cameras. Only thing I wish for is better menus but the cameras are a joy to use personally.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 08:06 UTC
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Jefftan: I really don't know why so many people argue and complain about control/meun/buttons on camera

If a camera is good and get the auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance right there is no need for much control beyond maybe simple exposure compensation (for artistic effect)

I have yet to see a camera that always get the auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance right (maybe such camera exist but i am not aware of any)

Should argue which camera company have better auto focus/exposure/metering/white balance and not menu/buttons

I am a long time Sony shooter. To be honest the menus are very convoluted BUT after a few months of shooting you configure the cameras very much in tune with your shooting needs and you get used to it.

Its a problem with people who have multiple camera systems but honestly for me at least its a non issue once you have learned what you need to change and whats plain extra.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 07:15 UTC
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: At just $1,800, PanLeica's 100-400 is starting to look like a bargain. It's slower at the long end, but brighter at the wide end.

The Panaleica is 985 gms. The Sony and Canon versions are much heavier approx 1400 gms.

Regardless both are incomparable lenses. One is designed for a quarter frame m43 sensor format and the other is designed for a 35mm format.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (103 comments in total)
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Avatar480234: Correct me if I'm wrong: is this the first coverage of this kind at DPR?

The interest for this camera model is STAGGERING!

^^ You missed out the nearly 90% frame coverage for the AF points and the first mirrorless with a decent battery life without having a massive body.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
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