sportyaccordy

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I feep like DxOMark's days are numbered.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 17:58 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

I'm surprised they didn't sell the assets in the company. Things must have been really bad

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 20:02 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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sportyaccordy: Should have been a 16-xx. All standard zooms should start from 24mm equivalent

Sony already has the 18-55, 18-105 and 18-200... but only the sub kit grade 16-50 and much maligned 16-70. This should have been a 16-105. 2mm on the wide end goes much further than 30 onthe long end.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 15:48 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Should have been a 16-xx. All standard zooms should start from 24mm equivalent

Having to switch lenses to get what's a pretty standard wide angle field of view is not acceptable to me. All the current professional standard zooms start at 24mm for good reason.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 12:56 UTC
On article Sony releases silver version of the popular a6300 (211 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: They need to make a silver top version. My god, I would pay several hundred dollars more for a silver top A7III.

@entoman I don't see how someone into something as frivolous and image driven as photography can't understand the value in a better looking device. Houses, cars, clothing, plenty of functional stuff costs more for better aesthetics. Why should cameras be any different?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 19:34 UTC
On article Sony releases silver version of the popular a6300 (211 comments in total)

They need to make a silver top version. My god, I would pay several hundred dollars more for a silver top A7III.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 15:49 UTC as 38th comment | 28 replies
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sportyaccordy: Should have been a 16-xx. All standard zooms should start from 24mm equivalent

What? How do you know how wide this goes without samples? 16mm is wider than 18mm.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 12:23 UTC

Should have been a 16-xx. All standard zooms should start from 24mm equivalent

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 08:20 UTC as 89th comment | 7 replies
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sportyaccordy: I have one. It compares pretty favorably to the sigma art 35 with regards to image quality wide open and autofocus speed. However mine has a problem- there's an issue with the autofocus and it is strongly front focused. I'm not able to tune it out in my A7II so I have the lens dock on order. It should get here before I have to return the lens semicolon otherwise I will have to return it.

Other than that I am pleased with it. It's a good value. Very sharp wide open, quick enough autofocus, good build quality, and balances well on my A7 II with the grip extender. I do recommend it but make sure you get a good copy and test the auto focus right away

Update- I got the Lens Station dock and made an AF adjustment on that. Lens is good to go. Sending my Sigma back ASAP. What I lose in the Sigma's ultimate IQ, I gain back in usability via native AF. The corners are def worse wide open, but I use this for environmental portraiture anyway. It's a good lens but the calibration issue is a bugaboo.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2018 at 13:44 UTC
On article Yongnuo announces YN 14mm F2.8 in Canon mount (153 comments in total)
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Han Bin: Apparently these two lenses have different design. Yongnuo's MF/AF switch is more Nikon's look. I don't really think Yongnuo is "cloning" Canon.

This is like the MacDowell's legal pitch from Coming To America.

"They have the golden arches; we have the golden arcs"
"Their Big Mac has a sesame seed bun. Our bun has no seeds"

Etc.

What Canon should do is update the optics with stuff Yongnuo can't clone, like aspherical elements and proprietary coatings.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
On article Yongnuo announces YN 14mm F2.8 in Canon mount (153 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Yongnuo is NOT cloning Canon lenses. For example, I bought a Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 because it vignettes less than the Canon. Basically, Yongnuo is building their own lens lineup with physical attributes (focal length, aperture, features, and styling) similar to those used by Canon and selling well. It's actually a bit strange that this is a new approach, but 3rd-party lens makers traditionally avoided making products that would invite such a direct comparison... so this is a pretty gutsy thing for Yongnuo to do. They don't compare badly, either; resolution is poorer on the two I have, but other IQ attributes are actually better, so they are giving a real choice not just in pricing.

In short, I think this is a great thing for everybody but Canon. It's also worth noting that Yongnuo's EF-mount lenses work very well on recent Sony E/FE bodies using the Metabones adapter.

@entoman- I think the 50mm FL is the most popular prime. A new 1.4 version is long overdue

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
On article Yongnuo announces YN 14mm F2.8 in Canon mount (153 comments in total)

Judging by Yongnuo's previous offerings this thing may be DOA. A 14mm needs low distortion and good corners. It's a difficult design. Most of Yongnuo's lenses struggle with off center resolution pretty severely.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 16:48 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Yongnuo announces YN 14mm F2.8 in Canon mount (153 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Yongnuo is NOT cloning Canon lenses. For example, I bought a Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 because it vignettes less than the Canon. Basically, Yongnuo is building their own lens lineup with physical attributes (focal length, aperture, features, and styling) similar to those used by Canon and selling well. It's actually a bit strange that this is a new approach, but 3rd-party lens makers traditionally avoided making products that would invite such a direct comparison... so this is a pretty gutsy thing for Yongnuo to do. They don't compare badly, either; resolution is poorer on the two I have, but other IQ attributes are actually better, so they are giving a real choice not just in pricing.

In short, I think this is a great thing for everybody but Canon. It's also worth noting that Yongnuo's EF-mount lenses work very well on recent Sony E/FE bodies using the Metabones adapter.

Hopefully this provides impetus for Canon to update some of its ancient offerings. Would be great if Yongnuo made a new 50 1.4 for example.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 16:47 UTC

The Sony 35 1.4 is problematic. In this case the third party options are better, as is often the case with Sony lenses. Sigma and Tamron have pretty much cracked the autofocus code; I don't think your theories about third party lenses are true

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 02:31 UTC as 6th comment
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sportyaccordy: I have one. It compares pretty favorably to the sigma art 35 with regards to image quality wide open and autofocus speed. However mine has a problem- there's an issue with the autofocus and it is strongly front focused. I'm not able to tune it out in my A7II so I have the lens dock on order. It should get here before I have to return the lens semicolon otherwise I will have to return it.

Other than that I am pleased with it. It's a good value. Very sharp wide open, quick enough autofocus, good build quality, and balances well on my A7 II with the grip extender. I do recommend it but make sure you get a good copy and test the auto focus right away

IT's not that bad. All the Sigma & Tamron lenses I've had that focused on my A7II focused fine. My Rokinon 50 focuses fine. OTher people's Rokinon 35s focus fine. I think I just got a bum copy.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at February (81 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Nikon's best move ever! Thank goodness they came to their senses and finally understood that popular digital photography voices deceive manufacturers with contempt: seemingly "everyone" wants a small camera, but everyone ends up using smartphones, and spending big $$ for an FF! Those 1" sensor cameras are the biggest lie in the digital photography history, and should be outlawed. They only create loss for manufacturers who take them seriously. Manufacturers should spend time doing better things.

The good fortune they had was cancelled out by the senseless cancellation of the DL. Truthfully, the 1 series should have been the DL series. Now they have nothing

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 23:14 UTC

I have one. It compares pretty favorably to the sigma art 35 with regards to image quality wide open and autofocus speed. However mine has a problem- there's an issue with the autofocus and it is strongly front focused. I'm not able to tune it out in my A7II so I have the lens dock on order. It should get here before I have to return the lens semicolon otherwise I will have to return it.

Other than that I am pleased with it. It's a good value. Very sharp wide open, quick enough autofocus, good build quality, and balances well on my A7 II with the grip extender. I do recommend it but make sure you get a good copy and test the auto focus right away

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 13:34 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
On article Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 FE: sample gallery and impressions (142 comments in total)

I got this and the 35. I got the 50 used for $350. At that price, it's reasonable. Its probably an upgrade from the ancient EF 50 1.4 and maybe on the level of the Nikkor 50 1.4 AF-S. The AF noise and speed is FE 50 1.8 bad though, but it's at least accurate.

35 is good with one fatal flaw. It's much better in many ways- AF is fast and silent; it's sharp corner to corner wide.... just an overall better lens than the 50 and worth the asking price. IF you get a copy with properly calibrated AF. Mine was not- lots of backfocusing- and I could not figure out how to adjust it. That said, I looked into it and Samyang has some kind of lens software and dock... just ordered that so I'll see if that can fix the issue. Stupid that it didn't come working out of the box.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 03:34 UTC as 32nd comment

I am not going to lie- that is one SEXY hard drive

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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sportyaccordy: Context is everything. According to Google Trends, Flickr traffic has been steadily declining. DSLR shooters and the like are getting a bigger piece of a shrinking pie. As they should. Instagram is a much better medium for sharing photos on smartphones.

Who said it was? Point is an increase in share of a shrinking market is not a good thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
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