sportyaccordy

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PWPhotography: At time being yes. But hope Metabones and Sigma will release their FW updates or even new models to match to A-lenses on LA-EA3 adapter. No reasons why Metabones and Sigma unable to do it but need some time, as Sony just took advantage of first hand early development.

@A-Sign, as someone who has been shooting with nothing but adapted glass for the last year, I'm speaking from experience here. Here's my Flickr stream, full of photos taken with the combo you say doesn't work:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/41601371@N00/

You say adapters don't allow one to use the full potential of the camera.... guess what? Most photographers don't have the skill to do so anyway, with native AF capability. So that's a red herring.

For basic, non-action photography, Canon lens adapted to Sony bodies in AF-S works great.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
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MikeStern: What a wrong title: "Sony a9 falls short with Canon 300mm and 400mm lenses attached"

Let me correct it for you, so you replace it:
"Canon 300mm and 400mm lenses fall short with Sony a9 when they are attached with a third party adapters"
Because what focuses is the lens not the camera. Sony sensor tells the lens to focus If lens understands via the adapters. In this test, lens don't get it.

Sony makes their claims with their own lenses. Their lenses are just as good and better than all other brands. There are missing lenses only at the moment. It's only you coming up your own claims of how Sony fails on other lenses. You should change the language there.

I don't see the contradiction. The lenses they have made so far are good. But they still don't have a complete lens lineup.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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PWPhotography: At time being yes. But hope Metabones and Sigma will release their FW updates or even new models to match to A-lenses on LA-EA3 adapter. No reasons why Metabones and Sigma unable to do it but need some time, as Sony just took advantage of first hand early development.

A-Sign, have you used any of these adapters? They work fine.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
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sportyaccordy: $1300 for the Art zoom is a killer deal. Please hurry with the FE glass Sigma!

I could do without 1.4s. Change those to F/2-2.8s, and a nice light 24-85/4.... I'll be set.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 21:35 UTC

$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 36th comment | 7 replies
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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DarnGoodPhotos: 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 10th 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 33rd 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
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