sportyaccordy

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$1300 for the Art zoom is a killer deal. Please hurry with the FE glass Sigma!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 20:09 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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darngooddesign: Hey, at least it's not another Sony article. :D

Black Sony user checking in!

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 00:35 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)

I knew this would trigger DPR's finest. So many snowflakes, such little time.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 00:55 UTC as 42nd comment
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d2f: Chances are once you stop this lens down to 5.6 or 8.0 most experts will not be able to tell it apart from the Zeiss equivalent. Even at wide open most people, including myself, will not be able to tell them apart, especially if corrected by Lightroom. Given that is the case the only issue will be how well it plays on the Sony camera and that remains to be seen. Assuming there are no glaring issues I will buy it. In my opinion, it complements the a7s attributes of small size and light weight.

Chances are if you stop any decent lens, prime OR zoom, to F/5.6-8, you won't be able to tell it apart. People don't buy fast primes just to stop them down.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Should have been an F/2. No, I don't give a CRAP about it being "small". A 35/2 of equal quality wouldn't have to be much bigger. Missed opportunity.

@T3 "It's a lot easier when you can dedicate all your resources to a a single format."

The only non FE lenses Sony has launched since the FE system was introduced were two updated A mount zooms. For all intents and purposes Sony HAS dedicated all its resources to the FE system.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Should have been an F/2. No, I don't give a CRAP about it being "small". A 35/2 of equal quality wouldn't have to be much bigger. Missed opportunity.

Nobody is upset, just disappointed.

If you want to talk about how to build out a good MILC lens system in short order, look no further than what the MFT brands or Fuji has done. Over the same period of time, Fuji has released equally high quality pro grade zooms for less money, along with a wider array of equally high quality primes... including not one but TWO 35mm equivalent primes at different price points and speeds. And Fuji is a much smaller company than Sony, with nowhere near as much imaging revenue or resources.

You seem to think we should all be tripping over ourselves to be grateful for ANYTHING camera makers throw at us, no matter how overpriced or underwhelming it may be, or how incomplete or slow they are at rolling out the products we demand. No thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Should have been an F/2. No, I don't give a CRAP about it being "small". A 35/2 of equal quality wouldn't have to be much bigger. Missed opportunity.

Agreed, the age of the system is irrelevant. We already have a 35/2.8; it was the first prime for the system. Nobody wanted or needed another one, and if you ask most people the #1 lens people wanted was a 35/2.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 02:21 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Should have been an F/2. No, I don't give a CRAP about it being "small". A 35/2 of equal quality wouldn't have to be much bigger. Missed opportunity.

T3 your optimism is boundless. The last FF AF 35/2 Sony made.... wait a minute, Sony never made one. The last one natively compatible with a Sony body was the Maxxum 35/2 for A mount from 1987. All the MILC hopes and dreams can put butterflies in your tummy but we can't take pictures with them.

I already have my prime fix- MC/MD 24/35/45/58 and I'll have the Techart LM-EA7 soon- but it's nice to have native options. Samyang is usually pretty savvy so this is disappointing for any non-MILC zealot.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 00:50 UTC

Should have been an F/2. No, I don't give a CRAP about it being "small". A 35/2 of equal quality wouldn't have to be much bigger. Missed opportunity.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 23:30 UTC as 48th comment | 23 replies
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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jimofcan: It would be nice if Nikon would offer a Camera that DOES NOT do the video thing! Might drop the price a few bucks too.
I thought the Hi ISO and low light performance was very good.
The 7500 does feel fairly good in the hands, way better than the D7000 ever did. Too bad it isn't being offered with a grip.

A camera without video would cost the same or more. The sensors are already optimized for it; it's just a few lines of code in Nikon's case

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 21:31 UTC

You must REALLY hate ILCs to buy one of these. What a cruel joke

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 17:50 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (205 comments in total)
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vaioy: How about the Minolta M-mount 28mm, 40mm adapted onto a Sony A7 series camera ?

Do you mean MC/MD mount? I have the 24/2.8, 35/1.8, 45/2 and 55/58s on my A7II. They are pretty good.... nothing crazy but sharp and characterful enough.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 15:09 UTC

Wonder if the paint will peel on these like the old CCD sensors. Love that patina

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies

Don't some of the Sigma ART lenses cover the full image circle with no converter necessary? Anyone have the full list?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 17:52 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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Magnar W: After working with photography for a long period, and now teaching photograpy, I don't care much about categories like "high end", "semi pro" etc. I have met photographers at all levels using different brands. From my point of view, photography is more about camera technique than camera model and system.

When buying into a system, I would not say: Buy the "best specs" or "best i test" or what your heroes use. I would rather ask to took closely into what their photography is about, and then go for a system that covers their needs. Many will find the emotional part the most important: Do I like the system, and will the system suit my needs for the future?

Cameras are tools that need to be operated with skills and knowledge exceeding shutter speed, aperture, ISO and autofocus settings to get results results that satisfies the photographer and the public, no matter if the goal is sharing pictures on Facebook, attending a camera club, making exhibitions, earning for a living, etc.

If this is what you believe, you're on the wrong website.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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sportyaccordy: 565g for 12mm FF is not bad at ALL. Price is Sony. Now they just need an 18-35 non G to round out the UWA line.

Canon has the 17-40.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 01:31 UTC

565g for 12mm FF is not bad at ALL. Price is Sony. Now they just need an 18-35 non G to round out the UWA line.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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sportyaccordy: Arrays on smartphones are going to kill prime fixed lens cameras anyway. I'd def go with the ILC.

Maybe at the absolute extremes of pixel peeping and system stress... but for web viewing and the like, the reduction in noise + added dynamic range will make a much bigger difference than lens quality. Plus it's not like prime FLCs aren't already compromised for size.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 19:11 UTC

Arrays on smartphones are going to kill prime fixed lens cameras anyway. I'd def go with the ILC.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 14:10 UTC as 156th comment | 2 replies

Panasonic should provide an optional grip. Cameras with no grips are the worst.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 16:44 UTC as 70th comment
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