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by bfitzgerald
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 183
Views: 24388

Re: Future of A mount

Perhaps I'll pick up an A99II later on ;-D Once the price drops down! I did try a Z6 the other week a friend bought, it's quite a bit nicer in the hand v the E mount Sony's I've used. Still it didn't really blow me away either. Nothing so far has, just not feeling the vibe with these new cameras. I'...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 183
Views: 24388

Re: Future of A mount

With recent events I think the title should now be "future of camera industry" as a whole. Where I am there is a full lockdown (2km no non essential trips), almost all shops are shut, there is of course a heavy reliance where I am on tourism -which is non existent as you'd expect. Bar food...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Why I sold my Plustek 7200i
Replies: 6
Views: 3930

Re: Why I sold my Plustek 7200i

Bit late on this one. I had a monster slide scan job. Kodachrome stuff Yes it supports multi scan on the V550 with Vuescan, and I tried a few with it works well. Obviously adds quite a bit of time to the scan I did a 4 pass scan on a difficult slide, and I managed to boost the shadows and hold the h...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23225

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

Seems to sum up what's going on. Shame isn't it. Still I don't think I'll bother to try DT again. Seems the devs are ignoring sensible suggestions. Maybe something else will turn up
by bfitzgerald
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23225

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

Very interesting and his response signals that IMO DT is never going to be very user friendly. His reply was a simple UI is a "scam", which is baffling to say the least why he would say that. He compares photography software to learning the piano or music and keeps calling it art. Well for...
by bfitzgerald
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: A77II ramblings and thoughts

I'll keep that in mind if I break the one I have! I have been playing around with the AF a bit. Interesting discovery is that if you set the camera to wide AF (ie auto it picks the AF point) and cont AF...eye AF seems to work. Even if face detect is turned off! I've tried this in video and photos, i...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: A77II ramblings and thoughts

Quick update on things and time for a multi interface shoe mini rant ;-D I was out shooting the other day, using both the adapter for the metz and a godox flash. In both cases the flash almost slipped off at times, unless it's screwed down hard. I previously mentioned in other threads, that unlike o...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Wow I never thought I'd see a lens..
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Wow I never thought I'd see a lens..

This slow at the tele end https://www.canon-europe.com/lenses/canon-rf-24-105mm-f4-7-1-is-stm-lens/ Makes the old Minolta 24-105mm look like a bargain. I thought F4.5 might put people off, turns out it's quite fast compared to this. It is slightly lighter, but it is not smaller. Maybe we'll see more...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: A77II ramblings and thoughts

Yes of course it is possible to do that, just a whole lot easier if it doesn't require extra steps. As the remote shooting is also so limited on the A77II with the app, I just can't see any use for it for me. It wouldn't be hard to have added that (ie add gps to the photos the A99II can do it eviden...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 11571

Re: How wide is wide enough?

All I can say on wider than 24mm is, greatly depends on what you do I've found good use of the 11-16mm on a crop body for interior shots, whilst you could get there stitching it's extra work IMO On FF the 17-35mm has worked well enough. I do think it's worth having a wider than 24m lens, how wide is...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23225

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

Exposure looks pretty good, I'll probably give it a try at some point. Appreciate DT is open source and relies on people doing the work, but surely it must have hit someone it just isn't intuitive to use. I stuck with it, got better results, just can't deal with the extra time it takes for working o...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: A77II ramblings and thoughts

With the A99ii the GPS information is stored in the Exif. You need to connect the phone with the camera before taking photos, wich I forget :) Are you saying that the A77ii doens't do that? Well I think the A99II can do that from what I have seen, ie with phone connected it will tag photos with the...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23225

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

I've given up on Darktable, despite some improvements and the new so called UI refresh (which didn't change any of the issues I had) The software just makes a huge meal out of simple adjustments, and makes workflow far harder and longer than it should be. I don't think the devs have grasped how they...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: A77II ramblings and thoughts

Quick update on the Wi-fi saga I did manage to finally get the imaging edge app installed. Unfortunately the fun didn't last long Settings are so basic, it makes the app almost of no use at all. I can GPS tag images when they are saved to the phone (ie the phone picks up the GPS and tags it in the p...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Death of the camera industry...
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Re: The Death of the camera industry...

I see people are freaking out over the Canon statement: https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/well-that-was-damn-fast-transition-canon-says-focus-now-is-on-rf-lenses-and-there-will-be-no-new-ef-lenses-unless-market-demands-it/ Economies of scale isn't it, the new systems open the door to higher prices on...

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