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by douglasf13
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Nex7 noise performance is simply fabulous
Replies: 44
Views: 7547

Re: Nex7 noise performance is simply fabulous

Pako, there are two comments - first: the boyz need to focus their 'real-world' 24/16Mp comparison shots better, OOF Nex7 can't win even in raw despite better noise performance; second: the Nex5N definitely produces much better JPEGs and much better ready for use they are while the 7 gets the same ...
by douglasf13
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for NEX-5N Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for NEX-5N Camera

No level bar. The EVF is simply showing the same LCD image data. If you don't have that EVF, you may just hook your HDMI TV up the output of the cam, and there you go - that's the image you get in the EVF. It's the same as you get on the cam's LCD, but the HDMI video signal is encoded so that scree...
by douglasf13
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: First tests on A77 ACR/C1Pro/JPEG
Replies: 9
Views: 2551

Re: First tests on A77 ACR/C1Pro/JPEG

[quote="agorabasta"]Pako, there's no such thing as an SLT-specific softness.

/quote]

Are you saying that there isn't a slight resolution loss from the SLT mirror?
by douglasf13
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Where are our quality E mount lenses?
Replies: 44
Views: 14730

Re: Where are our quality E mount lenses?

More evidence that the C3 sensor is improved at the edges: http://forum.xitek.com/showthread.php?threadid=902861&pagenumber=1
by douglasf13
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: best adapters
Replies: 9
Views: 1918

Re: best adapters

Here is a little thread I started about the Hawks with a couple of mfd pics.
http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28209
by douglasf13
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: best adapters
Replies: 9
Views: 1918

Re: best adapters

I have a cheapie adapter, a Metabones, a Voigtlander and a Hawks Helicoid M adapter, and while the Voigtlander are the great regular adapters, the Hawks Helicoid is fantastic. It cuts your M lens mfd by around half, and it nails infinity focus with my ZM lens. I haven't used the others since.
by douglasf13
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: NEX-7 announcement in three months time?
Replies: 57
Views: 8582

Re: NEX-7 announcement in three months time?

After inquiring about micro lenses, I just received an email back from someone that works in the business closely with sensor design, and he essentially told me that, if the microlenses on the NEX-7 (or new Ricoh) are optimized for wide angle RF lenses, the negative effect that it has on longer lens...
by douglasf13
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: NEX-7 announcement in three months time?
Replies: 57
Views: 8582

Re: NEX-7 announcement in three months time?

Yeah, while the exit pupils of long M lenses are certainly closer to the sensor than equivalent SLR lenses, the exit pupils of long M lenses are still quite a bit further away from the sensor than wide M lenses. So, I guess the question is, where is the tipping point?
by douglasf13
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: NEX-7 announcement in three months time?
Replies: 57
Views: 8582

Re: NEX-7 announcement in three months time?

Agorabasta, would not the same issues apply to the M9's micro lenses, since a Leica 90mm lens would be more tele centric than a Leica 21mm lens? Is there not a happy medium to be found with the micro lenses on the edges?
by douglasf13
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: NEX-7 announcement in three months time?
Replies: 57
Views: 8582

Re: NEX-7 announcement in three months time?

Bossel, I really do not need 24 Mp either. 16Mp would do fine for me. Problem: if the next generation of NEX, incorporating an EVF only is available with 24Mp and AF/AE is greatly improved then I am stuck with 24Mp whether I need it or not. So I want lenses which cover my range (near enough 16 to 3...
by douglasf13
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: No live view on SAM 35mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: No live view on SAM 35mm

never mind. :) I have to say the same. I don't know what settings I was using in the snow, but I just tested again and though the aperture does not close untill the shutter releases, the view dims as it should in M A and S modes when you go outside the parameters. so, sorry about that, seems just f...
by douglasf13
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: a580 beats a55, matches D7000 DXO reports
Replies: 14
Views: 2875

Re: a580 beats a55, matches D7000 DXO reports

I'm confused about DxO scores. If they testing sensor (as they clamed), they should move mirror away and test only sensor. How the same sensor could get different score? How sensor could lose DR just with translucent mirror? It is corrupted by different processing? With A55 mirror in the way, senso...
by douglasf13
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Things I hate about a55 and its siblings
Replies: 18
Views: 4135

Re: Things I hate about a55 and its siblings

I've noticed some outrageous purple fringing with some of my lenses on the NEX-5.
by douglasf13
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Sony Ultra wide conversion lens VCL-ECU1 - Any users?
Replies: 23
Views: 3796

Re: Sony Ultra wide conversion lens VCL-ECU1 - Any users?

I think dpreview's test of the 16mm lines up with my experiences. Very sharp in the center at f2.8, but not so at the edges. Corners are okay from f5, and the very, very extreme corners never get really sharp. If I need sharp extreme corners, I shoot at f8 and sometimes crop just a little out. All i...
by douglasf13
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: That Fuji X100 got me thinking
Replies: 44
Views: 8170

Re: That Fuji X100 got me thinking

I like the X100, and I have plenty of interchangeable lens cameras. If the sensor is up to snuff, I'll probably bite. Reminds me of my Olympus 35 SP.

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