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meanwhile

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On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (128 comments in total)
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ObelixCMM: Overpriced when compared with its older sibling 28-135mm f4.0

The older one is a much simpler, less refined product. The improvements seem to be what was lacking in the old lens, and what the market wanted.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 00:33 UTC

Would this technology work more effectively on cameras with lower pixel counts?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 02:27 UTC as 43rd comment
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Howard: Another prime lens for FE? Maybe should divert some effort to making a decent and fast midrange zoom for APS-C E-mount?

I know apples and oranges, but Sony hasn't released any APS-C E-mount lens in 3 years!

Decent, fast midrange APS-C zoom would be great. A design that fixed the issues with the current 16-70 would likely suffice.

Perhaps with the smaller primes they could put a sticker in the box with the APS-C equivalent label that owners could stick on "E 2.8/75 MACRO"? *ducks*

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
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meanwhile: Fully agree, Dan! Ricoh/Pentax are probably the only ones who would do it.

If it's not a clamshell design, then they didn't do it. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:25 UTC
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dialstatic: "The combination of super high frame rates and exceptionally low energy consumption makes the technology useful for other types of technology, including self-driving cars, robots, gesture-recognizing gadgets, and more."

..."more" obvioulsy including "mass surveillance". I'm glad to hear that in the near future, governments will be able to invade our privacy in a more environmentally friendly fashion. But hey, cool tech!

"they're coming you know, right behind your flying car"

Hmm. Maybe you need to watch the news a little more, or I'm confused by what you mean? There are already self-driving cars.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 00:19 UTC

Fully agree, Dan! Ricoh/Pentax are probably the only ones who would do it.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 23:06 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
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Valiant Thor: If it was a Canon camera, the plane would have crashed.

"grammar Police"

Come now, surely it is either Grammar Police or grammar police?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Given the small amount of money I'm inclined to take their story at face value:

If it turns out after the project is greenlighted that the design infringes on a patent you are in a bit of mess. It means a total re-design, costly even if it's practical, which it may not be if the patent is carefully written. The money may have already been spent and the bag could have been in production, before they were made aware of the infringement.

I would imagine that this happens to Kickstarter projects moderately often, as the people behind them likely neglect to search patents before going ahead.

"I'm inclined to take their story at face value". Sure. But no refunds changes the outcome.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 04:10 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

"The two rear elements Samyang diagrams on http://www.samyanglensglobal.com/product/detail.do?SQ=48 sure look interesting!"

Ha! Indeed they do. I don't know 1% of what you know about lenses, but that does seem an unusual design, even to me. That said, the order of the others seems a little unusual too, though there are lenses that are similar (Otus 55, Sigma 50, even the Zeiss 21 Biogon), so maybe it's not.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

Yes, I have. There aren't many sharp edges, but I think a lot of people focus so that what they want in critical focus is in the middle of the peaked range, and that's not how peaking works.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

"and it was impossible to focus more open than that"

This seems to be a common thing that is said. Is it because focus peaking works in a different way than people (including me) think it does?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

"If you bought an LTII with an EOS mount on the front, you didn't make as universal a choice as you thought you did; the most universal SLR target mount is Canon FL/FD/FDn"

I don't think they were making that one yet at the time, but I could be wrong. I was able to use most mounts with it (M42/OM/Nikon/etc), but in the end opted to go A7II and use the lenses "as intended"-ish. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

ProfHankD: I had the LTII and a number of lenses when I had the a6000. It's a good solution. But I still think a dedicated, new lens will do better - especially in the corners. (Plus that $10 Minolta is likely to have other issues too, and you need the EOS-MC adapter too, and then the second one to replace that one when you can't get infinity with the first - that sub-$200 investment turns into $300+ in no time)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow... my eyes lit up when I saw "New Samyang 35mm mirrorless lens"...

Imagine my disappointment when I saw that it wasn't for Sony FE. There are already a truckload of 35mms for mirrorless and 35mm isn't even a very useful FL for MFT. Blah.

Still holding out hope for a mirrorless full frame 35 F/2 with autofocus. If it can be done for <300g and $500 I will buy it tomorrow.

"a sub-$200 combo"

It's going to be a low end focal reducer, and a low end lens though. The Samyang won't have issues with age, flare, internal reflections, etc that you will get with the reducer and old cheap lens. Also likely to be lighter, and more ergonomic.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 05:56 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: So horrible... It's how to software fix a bad shot taken with a wrong lens (in one of the next CC Photoshop releases)... I couldn't stand the example photos taken with a wide angle lens...

"And, well, there is a trick involving panorama technique"

Sounds like the Brenizer Method .

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 00:04 UTC
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marcio_napoli: I can't help myself, I'll leave here my opinion. If you disagree, feel free to leave yours.

I simply fail to see why anyone within the target audience (smartphone users would ever care for such gimmicks).

Like M1963 wrote a few posts below: "Why do these guys believe people who take selfies are interested in correcting perspective? They aren't! They just don't care. "

Nailed.

Know what? I'd include everything quality-related in the same comment. That DOF app... Do you really think a smartphone user taking a dumb selfie, or a burger shot, will care for "ahh... should I go with f0.95 or 1.2 bokeh? Zeiss or Leica bokeh?"

And that 41 mp Nokia?

I have a friend that owns this cell phone. She has ZERO knowledge about what megapixels really mean, she continues taking less than 2 mp worthy of real details images (motion blurred, noisy) and somehow she thinks her 41 mp cell phone is a "real camera".

"ahh... should I go with f0.95 or 1.2 bokeh? Zeiss or Leica bokeh?"

Given that has nothing to do with this app, huh? Maybe read again what it actually does.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 23:45 UTC
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meanwhile: If my calculations are correct, that means it's ~88 lux at 1m. Is that correct? I have an Ikan PL60 which is 219 lux @ 1m and it barely makes a difference from that distance.

Actually, my memory is off. Just got it out and it's actually pretty bright @ 1m. So this light should be good for a stop or two.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 02:59 UTC

If my calculations are correct, that means it's ~88 lux at 1m. Is that correct? I have an Ikan PL60 which is 219 lux @ 1m and it barely makes a difference from that distance.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 00:11 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 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.

"Like several others here I'm not certain I get the $2000 price tag"

I don't get it either. Maybe that's because it's $1500? Still out of my ballpark, but not what you state.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 03:59 UTC

This all reminds me of a story from an old (late) friend who worked in, among many other things, the photographic section of the Texas Highway Dept.
http://dougs-stories.com/stories.php?stories_ID=30

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 01:35 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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