sportyaccordy

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Leonp: "As final results can sometimes look unpleasant to the human eye" meaning it only works very very bad at the moment?

Sooo, in the future we will not be able to see some people on photo's anymore, if google decides they are an unimportant detail.

And as we all know, once someone does not turn up in a JPEG processed by Google, they cease to exist....

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 20:27 UTC

If you shoot Sony, Capture One Express is really, really good and FREE.

Unless I'm mistaken, isn't DxOptics an alternative too? Strange omission.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:49 UTC as 27th comment
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sportyaccordy: Now the big question. Do you think these were taken as single shots, or captures out of the series of a burst?

I don't believe it. Real photographers just know. I don't believe these were shot on 1DXs. They probably shot them on F2s with focusing screens and added fake EXIF data to the scans.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Now the big question. Do you think these were taken as single shots, or captures out of the series of a burst?

Because "real photographers" don't spray and pray- they take single shots and perfectly capture the moment. Every. Single. Time. :-D

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 13:27 UTC

Now the big question. Do you think these were taken as single shots, or captures out of the series of a burst?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 12:26 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
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sportyaccordy: Samyang missed an opportunity. I'm being totally selfish here, but I don't think I'm being completely unreasonable. This lens wasn't needed. Its hyperfocal distance wide open is 12'. Plus they already have it in non AF spec for less than half the price.

If they absolutely needed an SLR UWA prime I feel like a compact + light 18/3.5 would have been it.

But as an FE shooter, I can't help but wish they filled out the gaping holes for affordable primes in our lineup. 18/24/35/85 F2 AF, all under 400g and $500. Those lenses would not be limited in use to FE shooters... those are good FLs for all the APS-C MILC systems out there too. A real shame

Indeed, I didn't realize this was a mirrorless only design. Still though, for this focal length I'm not sure AF or a new design is worth $500. This kind of conversion could warrant that kind of cost increase for focal lengths closer to normal. I guess Samyang is testing the waters, but this lens' specialized/limited use may paint a false picture of the market. I know if they made a 35/2 AF for FE mount I would not have bought my Canon 35/2 IS.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 19:03 UTC

Samyang missed an opportunity. I'm being totally selfish here, but I don't think I'm being completely unreasonable. This lens wasn't needed. Its hyperfocal distance wide open is 12'. Plus they already have it in non AF spec for less than half the price.

If they absolutely needed an SLR UWA prime I feel like a compact + light 18/3.5 would have been it.

But as an FE shooter, I can't help but wish they filled out the gaping holes for affordable primes in our lineup. 18/24/35/85 F2 AF, all under 400g and $500. Those lenses would not be limited in use to FE shooters... those are good FLs for all the APS-C MILC systems out there too. A real shame

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 16:48 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies

At this point Nikon's approach to DX glass is just pure sadism.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 11:39 UTC as 26th comment
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (420 comments in total)

This does not bode well for the rumored Canon FF MILC that's supposed to debut at Photokina....

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 129th comment | 2 replies
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sportyaccordy: I thought MFT shooters don't care about large formats? MFT has everything anyone ever needed lol

I kid but I do think Sony FE has pretty much killed Speed Boosters.

Not of much use if you like to shoot wide angle... and the cost of the MB Smart Speed Booster warrants the jump to FF on its own...

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 00:58 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I thought MFT shooters don't care about large formats? MFT has everything anyone ever needed lol

I kid but I do think Sony FE has pretty much killed Speed Boosters.

If the DL bodies live up to their promise they will definitely be a problem for MFT. Hell if they had been available this summer I may not have gone full frame. The DL1850 looks like the ultimate travel/vacation/tourist camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I thought MFT shooters don't care about large formats? MFT has everything anyone ever needed lol

I kid but I do think Sony FE has pretty much killed Speed Boosters.

Ha ha- oh Max ISO you never cease to entertain with your bias and misinformation.

"Sony FE makes you choose. Want good AF? Gotta pay out the wazoo."

Just like with any other system. The AF systems in the D5/1Dx are nothing like those in 6Ds and D610s. And the AF in my A7II is much closer to the AF in the A7RII which costs 2x the price than the AFs of cheap and expensive Canikons.

"Want a less expensive body? Both the IQ and features suffer."

Again, what system is this not the case for? Only one I can think of is Pentax, which makes you suffer with terrible AF and weak lens selection.

"The lenses are also overpriced,"

I agree, which is why I shoot EF glass through an adapter. AF performance? Much better than my C3 + kit lens. I know all us FE shooters are fanbois so here is a video of EF-NEX AF performance with OLD firmware:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N17iJoviMeM

So for the price of a Canon 5DIII I get to use EF glass with FF AND IBIS AND more DR. What a terrible setup LOL!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I thought MFT shooters don't care about large formats? MFT has everything anyone ever needed lol

I kid but I do think Sony FE has pretty much killed Speed Boosters.

@Androole- problem is the only EF AF speed booster worth buying is the Metabones one for $650. And it realistically only autofocuses on the $1000 A6300. For $150 more you can have a new A7II and non MB EF AF adapter. If you don't need autofocus for several hundred dollars less you can get an A7. So there is really no point. If Sony/Metabones update the firmware so you get useful AF performance with the A6000/A7/A7R it's still cheaper to get the A7 over the A6000 + SB. It made sense when there were no FF MILCs that weren't Leicas.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 03:17 UTC

I thought MFT shooters don't care about large formats? MFT has everything anyone ever needed lol

I kid but I do think Sony FE has pretty much killed Speed Boosters.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 23:52 UTC as 18th comment | 31 replies
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (228 comments in total)

This is a bummer. Looks like a much needed X-E3 with the new 24MP sensor will be a while

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 20:11 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (146 comments in total)

Key spec will be the weight.... could be a cool replacement for the 17-40. I could see this doing really well for low light group shots and night scenes

Hoping their next release will be AF FE mount though....

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 02:57 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I just bought an A7II. It can autofocus EF glass just fine with the latest software- I've been using it with various Canon glass and it works well, even in low light as long as there is some kind of contrast to grab focus with.

A7RII is awesome but just too pricey... even used the A7II is half the price. I would really love to have the full electronic shutter and the ability to configure minimum shutter speed, but other than that I think the A7II is cool. One thing BOTH cameras need to address is the weight- with a Fotodiox adapter my A7II weighs exactly the same as a 6D. 6D doesn't have IBIS though....

I don't know that I would call 150g (for the MkII) a significant advantage. Plus a lot of native FE glass has issues.... 50 1.8 is slow, 50 1.4 is expensive, 55 1.8 even more so; 28/2 has big distortion, 35/2.8 is not fast enough to justify over an F/4 zoom in my experience.

I am mostly OK with the weight... I just wish they hadn't switched to the all metal body. If they had to add weight, they should have made the body out of carbon fiber and moved to a bigger battery/grip.

But yea for me being able to use affordable, high quality Canon glass at shutter speeds of 2 or even 3/FL easily "outweighs" the weight penalty. Just seems like they missed an opportunity for weight savings. I think they got spooked by the A7R's shutter slap issues and went too far in the other direction.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 11:50 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I just bought an A7II. It can autofocus EF glass just fine with the latest software- I've been using it with various Canon glass and it works well, even in low light as long as there is some kind of contrast to grab focus with.

A7RII is awesome but just too pricey... even used the A7II is half the price. I would really love to have the full electronic shutter and the ability to configure minimum shutter speed, but other than that I think the A7II is cool. One thing BOTH cameras need to address is the weight- with a Fotodiox adapter my A7II weighs exactly the same as a 6D. 6D doesn't have IBIS though....

@lenoche what do I do with all my EF glass then?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 18:40 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

I just bought an A7II. It can autofocus EF glass just fine with the latest software- I've been using it with various Canon glass and it works well, even in low light as long as there is some kind of contrast to grab focus with.

A7RII is awesome but just too pricey... even used the A7II is half the price. I would really love to have the full electronic shutter and the ability to configure minimum shutter speed, but other than that I think the A7II is cool. One thing BOTH cameras need to address is the weight- with a Fotodiox adapter my A7II weighs exactly the same as a 6D. 6D doesn't have IBIS though....

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 14:20 UTC as 72nd comment | 6 replies
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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.

Have you used focus peaking? It is a huge step up from MFing through a DSLR OVF but it's no cure all or comparison to even half decent AF. It works off of edge detection... not very many sharp edges in a picture taken at F/1.2 for most subjects.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
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