sportyaccordy

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This lens might singlehandedly bring me back to crop. I'm in Europe now with an A7II and various EF lenses... most importantly the 35/2, 40/2.8 and 50/1.8. I haven't even put the 35/2 on as I prefer the 40's field of view. But indoors I do miss the extra stop. I've been finding that I stay out of the shutter speeds that utilize IBIS as well. And I'm happy with the A7II's output which is basically the A6000's base ISO threshold. This is basically a 45/2 which is just about perfect (I think a 42-43 equivalent would be ideal). With the Samyang 12/2 and Sigma 19/2.8 this would be a good kit. On the flip side though I have developed an appetite for a 2.8 zoom......

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 21:47 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10 (77 comments in total)

In.... 2007?... I bought a Fujifilm s6000fd for about $500. It was not a terrible camera, but I did zero research- I walked into B&H and basically bought something that "looked" professional lol. In retrospect I should have bought the D40 I wound up replacing it with. I did get some really good pictures with it though.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:37 UTC as 5th comment
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sportyaccordy: All we need is a Fuji body with IBIS and we are set. I would probably leave Sony FE for Fuji if they came out with such a body. 10-24, 23 1.4, 35 1.4 and a tele zoom... I would be set.

That is still plenty of room to implement IBIS on a crop sensor. FF has a 43mm diameter and Sony made IBIS work on that with only 3mm. Fuji has an order of magnitude more room to work with.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 12:11 UTC

I want to hear more about this laser AF....

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 8th comment
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sportyaccordy: Seriously? Still no 35/2 though???

Yes- the solution to a $500 35/2 is a $2,800 RX1 lol. No

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 16:33 UTC

Seriously? Still no 35/2 though???

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 13:47 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
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sportyaccordy: All we need is a Fuji body with IBIS and we are set. I would probably leave Sony FE for Fuji if they came out with such a body. 10-24, 23 1.4, 35 1.4 and a tele zoom... I would be set.

The dimensions of the Fuji mount and the Sony E mount are the same, and Sony did it on a FF sensor. I would have respected a little more honesty.... "we don't have the resources".... "we don't feel we need it" etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 23:53 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)

I was going to say this thing takes great photos, and to a large degree it does, but then so does my phone... with good light, downsized to ~0.4MP.

Still though this thing must have been a bomb when it dropped. I remember marveling at the bright viewfinder on my friend's 5D at a night time rooftop party.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 35th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I can't see how anyone who watched that DPAF video is anything less than blown away. This will do for videography today what the 5D2 did when it came out. This is huge, FF 4K or not.

ttran88 my point is a camera is not just a sensor and features, it's a system that needs lenses to work. 80D does not have them.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I can't see how anyone who watched that DPAF video is anything less than blown away. This will do for videography today what the 5D2 did when it came out. This is huge, FF 4K or not.

Good luck getting wide angle glass that is fast, quiet, and sharp for that 80D... the STM lenses are fast and sharp, but noisy.... third party options are fast and quiet, but many are garbage wide open. $3500 is steep for a body but then the 5D has always been a top seller for good reason

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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toolan: 4k is stupid right now. Not a lot of content for 1 plus the price, how many middle and low class can afford 4k? I know I can't and neither can most of my friends and family. People still buy DVDs over Bluray in 2016

Most people can't afford a $3500 camera either....

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 01:20 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)

I can't see how anyone who watched that DPAF video is anything less than blown away. This will do for videography today what the 5D2 did when it came out. This is huge, FF 4K or not.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 00:46 UTC as 264th comment | 6 replies

All we need is a Fuji body with IBIS and we are set. I would probably leave Sony FE for Fuji if they came out with such a body. 10-24, 23 1.4, 35 1.4 and a tele zoom... I would be set.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:10 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies

OK Fuji. Now, X-E3! Half price A6000 fighting XT-2 please!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:40 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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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 69th 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 78th 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
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