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by peterottaway
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Future of the 'E' mount CSC cameras
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

Re: Future of the 'E' mount CSC cameras

You do need to ask yourself about the likely sources of the rumours and the motivation behind them. Be they from self justifying fan boys to the well and truly bought and paid for "expert", and that is not to mention the mercenary click bait sites. In terms of price and added convenience t...
by peterottaway
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods
Replies: 15
Views: 5286

Re: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods

I happen to agree with you Barry, it's just that so much doggie-doo has been told by so many people, many of them into just plain trouble making. And things have the potential to end badly for countries on both sides of the Channel. But then again you only have to look at what was done to the people...
by peterottaway
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods
Replies: 15
Views: 5286

Re: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods

British / English freedom will in the medium and long term be good for most folk. The costs will probably fall more on the Reichsmark sorry Euro zone. Figures I have seen put the trade deficit with the rest of the EU at about GBP 85 billion a year and increasing at up to GBP 10 billion a year. And g...
by peterottaway
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: An Interesting Dilema For The Future
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

Re: An Interesting Dilema For The Future

Different preferences,different solutions. Now I don't often go over 300mm let alone 600mm so it's a matter of choice, and I can't justify upgrading to say a Series 11 70 - 400 mm A mount or any FE similar lens that may become available. The quality of the Sony 1 inch sensor is acceptable to me espe...
by peterottaway
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 24mp sensors and lens performance
Replies: 25
Views: 5677

Re: 24mp sensors and lens performance

Well 12 in focus is better than 42 not in focus. :D

When I was reading David's latest article I was sort of wondering who many of the usual suspects in DPR etc would use some of his photos go to prove the lens is only sharp in the middle with absolutely useless edges. :mrgreen:
by peterottaway
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 24mp sensors and lens performance
Replies: 25
Views: 5677

Re: 24mp sensors and lens performance

You often don't get a good impression of the actual picture quality from internet postings. But having looked at quite a lot of images that have drawn loud complaints about lenses or cameras, most seem to be photographer error or totally unreal expectations from on the run snapshots. Dull, sometimes...
by peterottaway
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: An Interesting Dilema For The Future
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

Re: An Interesting Dilema For The Future

I have pared down the number of cameras to the Nikon D750, the Sony RX10 plus the A7r and A7r II. So basically to two kits depending on what I am doing. My chief "problem" is over the years I have accumulated a lot off glass that I have been reluctant to part with, but I know it would be s...
by peterottaway
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: An Interesting Dilema For The Future
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

Re: An Interesting Dilema For The Future

Being an old school SLR type I think I might be having problems with the notion that a whole raft of traditional camera gear can be replaced by a single fixed lens camera.Even after having had the RX10 for some time. Probably possible in that I am definitely a low EI type of photographer. But I will...
by peterottaway
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: An Interesting Dilema For The Future
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

An Interesting Dilema For The Future

I have the A mount 70-400 lens which I use mainly on one of my A77 cameras when I need to go longer. I was considering buying an A6300 if there is no higher end A mount APS camera in the offering. But now things have got somewhat muddled for me. Now I could buy the new E mount 70-300 zoom lens and s...
by peterottaway
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: LA-EA2-like adapter for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc. lenses?
Replies: 65
Views: 21821

Re: LA-EA2-like adapter for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc. lenses?

You would think that Sony would have to had developed a new AF focusing unit for A mount cameras to make an improved adapter possible. And yet apparently Sony keep on postponing the release of the A99 II or whatever it will be called. Personally if I have to continue with using A mount cameras for a...
by peterottaway
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5389

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

The A6000 and A6300 aren't going to go away so there will be a couple of APS E mount choices for the foreseeable future. What happens to the A mount cameras is a cause for concern, especially for those with money invested in lenses and the fact that companies like Tamron are still introducing A moun...
by peterottaway
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5389

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

Of course we all self justify our own decisions - especially the expensive ones, but having used the Nikon D750 for a few weeks it does justify to me how good the A7r II has become. The D750 does deserve its reputation of being a quality general purpose camera at a decent price. But if say Sony or S...
by peterottaway
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5389

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

Trolls, disappointed Sony uses or those who simply misunderstood the question ? There seems to be a lack of technical knowledge being displayed on DPR by some very shrill critics. Some of Thom Hogan's recent comments on Nikon management will make for more corrective views. Yes IBIS and OSS can be us...
by peterottaway
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Not Sure About New Fuji
Replies: 12
Views: 6550

Re: Not Sure About New Fuji

As long as Sony only designs Nex style APS E mount camera I can't see how any of them will have IBIS. As it has become uncertain what Sony will do with its A mount cameras, I have been hoping for an A7 style APS camera but with the performance claimed for the A6300. I would like a camera that could ...
by peterottaway
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5389

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

I'm one of those who regards both Fuji and Olympus as being over priced but that is another story. I suspect many of the APS buyers simply buy the 1 or 2 lens kit and that is it. I have a number of A mount lenses so I have never really bought any of the E mount lenses, so I am at the other end of th...

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