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by Vidgamer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 68
Views: 12166

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

I rarely contribute to discussions, being a keen and serious amateur who feels that he has little to contribute and a lot to learn. HoweverI find this discussion extremely shallow. I used to use Lightroom, but DxO is where all me shots go before I even look at them; its automatic treatment gets the...
by Vidgamer
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5477

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

It's much better for the sensor to outresolve the lens than the other way around.

I agree about the tele lenses and OSS. A dslr might be preferable here. But in some cases it doesn't matter; at airshows, I often use manual focus and pan with the action. But for birding or wildlife, it's a problem.
by Vidgamer
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5477

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

Mind you, for tele lengths, either a dslr or adapted lens may be better. For now?
by Vidgamer
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5477

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

Like your reluctance to let go completely on Nikon, I still have my A37 and no way is that going especially as I have the Sony DT 18-135 and a couple of Auto focus Minolta lenses which perform brilliantly on that body. I'm just struggling to build a decent small kit round the A6000. I guess my best...
by Vidgamer
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: E-mount tele zoom comparisons.
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Re: E-mount tele zoom comparisons.

I tried my trusty old Minolta 100-300 APO on my A77 and was a little disapointed. It performed better on the old A100 so I sadly sold it on. Mike The A100 is so only 10mp -- perhaps the newer sensors are more revealing? On my N x-6, the 100-300 APO has less contrast than my newer lenses, but it's s...
by Vidgamer
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: SAR SR3 rumour on NEX-7 Replacement next year.
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

Re: SAR SR3 rumour on NEX-7 Replacement next year.

Will it still be rubbish JPeg out put I wonder Which camera has "rubbish JPEG"? I turn NR to "low", as the camera otherwise has pretty heavy-handed NR, but that's my main gripe. Nex-6 output looks better than the Nex-5, but if I want the best quality, I use RAW. Shouldn't be sur...
by Vidgamer
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: SAR SR3 rumour on NEX-7 Replacement next year.
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

Re: SAR SR3 rumour on NEX-7 Replacement next year.

This rumour has a low rating, but does not sound impossible since Sony are focussing on the premium market. http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-very-first-a7000-rumors-nex-7-successor-has-4k-and-18000-shutter-speed/ I have no interest in upgrading to the A6000 as I do not think there is enough in th...
by Vidgamer
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: 18-105G -- Good or Great?
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: 18-105G -- Good or Great?

I was able to use the lens a lot yesterday, and I have to say that while I'm very happy with the results overall, the lens is kinda sluggish to get going when waking up. Sometimes, half-pressing to get focus took a bit before it would finally figure it out. It seemed more of a problem than I had wit...
by Vidgamer
Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: I want a pocket NEX
Replies: 120
Views: 26923

Re: I want a pocket NEX

I wish cameras like the RX100 were around several years ago. These kinds of cameras are small enough for all sorts of travel, but give really good results. I had to struggle sometimes with my early digital cameras. The smallest lens for the Nex cameras is the 20mm, but the Nex-6 isn't exactly a pock...
by Vidgamer
Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Lenses!
Replies: 47
Views: 7462

Beercan vs. The World

Coincidentally, the Beercan topic came up on DPR. There is a photo comparison at the bottom which is very telling.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3 ... t-54256887
by Vidgamer
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Lenses!
Replies: 47
Views: 7462

Re: Lenses!

.... but the lens is amazingly compact and whilst it's not L series build it's a mere fraction of the cost of the Canon, big heavy lump of a lens. Anyone saying mirror less is the way to go for compact size lenses, well the Minolta 24-105mm is debunks that firmly. ... Now if you could only attach i...
by Vidgamer
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Lenses!
Replies: 47
Views: 7462

Re: Lenses!

Well the 55-210 is E mount and not a lot of good for A mount users leaving that aside I don't like the rendering from the samples I've seen, and the Minolta 70-210mm f4 is a proven performer here (at least for me field use wise) I don't consider the lenses comparable Sorry, I meant the Tamron 55-20...
by Vidgamer
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Lenses!
Replies: 47
Views: 7462

Re: Lenses!

Who's going to buy this middle product? I'll say, three people, max. ;-) This isn't the Goldilocks story. If you're a pro, you can come up with the cash for the high-end lens. For everyone else, you still have options. If you're low on cash, you shouldn't have a FF camera, in which case you can use...
by Vidgamer
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Lenses!
Replies: 47
Views: 7462

Re: Lenses!

There are always tradeoffs. If size didn't matter, I might have stayed with A-mount, but then there are a couple of other advantages with E-mount. For example, the SLT mirror steals some light.
by Vidgamer
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Lenses!
Replies: 47
Views: 7462

Re: Lenses!

Couldn't disagree more the camera store guys are nice enough but one's a video guy (his needs are different) and the other is on this quest for "let's change" An ILC would offer me no advantages over my current set up other than a smaller body, having to buy an adapter to use my current l...

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