sportyaccordy

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sportyaccordy: Yea, DEFINITELY sticking with my 85 1.8. 105 weighs more than my body with 2 lenses

I'm quite the phenomenon

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 20:44 UTC

Did they finally give it autofocus?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 13:29 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies
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sportyaccordy: I'm still miffed it's 28 at the wide end. Hopefully someone follows up with a 24-xx F/4. Happy they have made this though and that there appears to be a signal that Canikon will be jumping into the fray. In the meantime I will keep adapting my 24-105 STM and shooting fast native primes.

They could still sell an xx-24 later on. Or an xx-28.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 16:24 UTC

I'm still miffed it's 28 at the wide end. Hopefully someone follows up with a 24-xx F/4. Happy they have made this though and that there appears to be a signal that Canikon will be jumping into the fray. In the meantime I will keep adapting my 24-105 STM and shooting fast native primes.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 14:46 UTC as 23rd comment | 8 replies
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sportyaccordy: Yea, DEFINITELY sticking with my 85 1.8. 105 weighs more than my body with 2 lenses

I mean any 105 F/1.4 is going to be massive. But I was thinking, "ok, maybe this will weigh like 600g, but give my portraits more punch". 1600g though? Forget about it. This is strictly for pros and studio shooters.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 15:24 UTC

Yea, DEFINITELY sticking with my 85 1.8. 105 weighs more than my body with 2 lenses

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 14:13 UTC as 93rd comment | 7 replies
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (368 comments in total)

I'm intrigued. My Samyang 35 1.4 has focus issues (????). I briefly had the Sigma 35 ART with both the MC-11 and Metabones... I preferred the performance with the Metabones IV on my A7II. MC-11 was disappointingly sluggish. So the question for me is obviously price, but also AF speed. With the gen III bodies you may still be better off going adapted- but the adapter cost will have to be spread across multiple lenses I imagine.

In any case, I'm glad we have more options. Demanding the lenses be designed from scratch when we've already seen, for example, that BOTH Samyang AND Sony's 35 1.4s are pretty much the same size and weight despite being designed from scratch for FE mount says to me there's not much incentive in these redesigns. Maybe for ultra wide stuff but for 35 and up probably not.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 13:32 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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nerd2: And we still have people justifying $2,000 small sensor cameras

Don Sata large sensor lenses can get deep DoF too. It's called stopping down.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 02:56 UTC
On article Sony is working on high-sensitivity dual-camera setup (37 comments in total)
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marc petzold: That means, in 1-2 years, high ISO cams onto the smartphone are good enough for avialable light concert photography, even if with limited image quality from these small sensors. Whileas bringing separate DSLR to some concerts are not being allowed, a smartphone does have everybody into their jacket/pocket nowadays....to make some pictures.

They still won't be able to do all the things a standalone camera can do photographically with the same IQ. Computational photography can only cheat physics so much, especially under the scrutiny of experienced photographers. Don't get ahead of yourself

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 00:29 UTC
On article Sony is working on high-sensitivity dual-camera setup (37 comments in total)
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marc petzold: That means, in 1-2 years, high ISO cams onto the smartphone are good enough for avialable light concert photography, even if with limited image quality from these small sensors. Whileas bringing separate DSLR to some concerts are not being allowed, a smartphone does have everybody into their jacket/pocket nowadays....to make some pictures.

Good luck getting anything useful from a ~30mm equvialent lens dozens of feet away from a subject in typical concert lighting. Digital zoom/cropping will turn your photo into an abstract watercolor painting.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 14:49 UTC
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KoolKool: so sensor size will not be matter in the future?

No, there is still the matter of shot noise, depth of field control and lens selection.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 15:34 UTC
On article Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+ (107 comments in total)
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Georgeee: When did DPR becomes a rumor sites promoter/referrer ? Seems low.

If they want to keep the number of visitors up, they should stay away from clickbait like this, and stick to the quality content that built their following in the first place. Go look at Lenstip.com or Opticallimits and see how much gear they AREN'T reviewing. Instead they are moving to cell phone puff pieces that are more amenable to Google searches.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 12:49 UTC
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sportyaccordy: How is a manual focus, single focal length lens "versatile"?

Marketing FAIL.

A lens that "challenges" the person using it to be versatile is not versatile.

People can do/buy/use what they want. Me offering an opinion and asking a question <> forbidding or stopping anyone from doing anything. Hell, I myself use a lot of primes... even manual focus ones. But my original question still remains unanswered: how is a manual focus, single focal length lens versatile?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 12:46 UTC
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sportyaccordy: How is a manual focus, single focal length lens "versatile"?

Marketing FAIL.

I've had *several* 24mm primes, and I don't anymore for good reason.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 03:02 UTC

How is a manual focus, single focal length lens "versatile"?

Marketing FAIL.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:19 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies
On article Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+ (107 comments in total)
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Georgeee: When did DPR becomes a rumor sites promoter/referrer ? Seems low.

Since they figured out people like you would click the links and get their ad money.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:02 UTC
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sportyaccordy: No autofocus, no care.

Yes I think the option for MF is good. But not MF all the time

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 01:53 UTC
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sportyaccordy: No autofocus, no care.

I'm not even sure that AF costs all that much to implement. Sure, ultrasonic motors and all that will cost more, but if Yongnuo can make a FF AF 1.8 prime for $50 there is no reason anyone should be designing new MF glass. It's silly

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 13:47 UTC

Good for Samsung. I'm still waiting for someone to make a single FL multi module phone camera. There has been a lot of promise shown by separating out color and luminance channels

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 20:48 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

No autofocus, no care.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 19:43 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
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