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by artington
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19116

Re: FF announced

by artington
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19116

Re: FF announced

There has been comment in places about poor focusing when using focus peaking. I am not sure whether this refers to focus peaking generally or only when used with classic MF lenses. The thread excerpt linked below, as well as having some impressive examples of the 40/2 Summicron-C, a lens I have pra...
by artington
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19116

Re: FF announced

This chap has tried it, likes it and specifically disclaims any sponsorship by Sony

http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/2013/1 ... 7r-part-i/
http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/2013/1 ... -and-more/
by artington
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19116

Re: FF announced

Let's not link to Brian Smith, great photographer but he's sponsored by Sony, paid for events etc, and on the "freebie" list so pays nothing for Sony gear. He's not likely to be overly critical of their products :roll: We can get much more objective reviews from other resources. That's an...
by artington
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19116

Re: FF announced

A couple of questions about this new range. Does anyone know 1. Whether it is necessary to use the LA-EA4 adapter to achieve autofocus with A-mount lenses on the A7 (given that this camera has phase detection AF on the sensor) or will the LA-EA3 do the trick? Clearly the LA-EA4 would be required for...
by artington
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19116

Re: FF announced

Steve Huff has done an extensive first look at these and is dismissive about the concerns expressed in one or two places about focus peaking and metering accuracy. His comments back up my own experience with peaking, ie it is a guide and has a fairly wide latitude. Indeed with focus magnification I ...
by artington
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19116

Re: FF announced

He is much more negative than I had heard from others before, but most of what I have read is by people who are posting about what they have read on the internet and specs. http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2013/10/sony-swings-for-fences-and-ends-up.html Interesting comments by Kirk Tuck, who I ...
by artington
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19116

Re: FF announced

Seems to me that camera body size is not really an issue for serious landscape photographers, who will be carting lenses including a tilt-shift, a tripod and, of course, Lee filters, . That surprises me. Certainly, if you are taking pictures near a car park you an take a load of equipemtn with you....
by artington
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 19116

Re: FF announced

... and using a partial plastic mount on bodies this price is really a no go. Is this correct? The lens mount shown in DPR's preview looks metallic to me. Seems to me that camera body size is not really an issue for serious landscape photographers, who will be carting lenses including a tilt-shift,...
by artington
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Build quality
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Build quality

Over time I've noticed a lot of complaints here about Sony reliability and I imagine other dedicated forums have much the same for their own particular brand (except Leica). There will always be outliers that people will naturally be vocal about. Fair enough, it's very irritating when something goes...
by artington
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 review
Replies: 47
Views: 8589

Re: Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 review

Of course this is not a top grade zoom lens. At this price and size it cannot be. Leica primes can be this small but cost ten to twenty times as much and the tri-Elmar triple focal length (and not zoom) is much bigger. However, as a travel lens it is brilliant and the software correction works well ...
by artington
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Final Poll-Chalenge #52: "Birds In Flight"-Winner Artington
Replies: 9
Views: 4528

Re: Final Poll-Chalenge #52: "Birds In Flight"-Winner Arting

Thanks, everyone. Just spotted the result :)
by artington
Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Professional & Freelance
Topic: Interesting new stock agency idea
Replies: 4
Views: 2489

Re: Interesting new stock agency idea

The US is always first but I imagine this idea will spread because it eases both the buyer's and seller's lot.
by artington
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Professional & Freelance
Topic: Interesting new stock agency idea
Replies: 4
Views: 2489

Interesting new stock agency idea

PicoImages Hopes to Shake Up the Stock Industry Through Crowdsourcing

Source: http://petapixel.com/2013/06/19/new-web ... otography/
by artington
Wed May 15, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The a mount is going mirrorless according to SAR
Replies: 92
Views: 9718

Re: The a mount is going mirrorless according to SAR

Coincidently, and apparently down to talk of a break-up, Sony's share price rose almost 12% in Tokyo last night. They have risen 92% over the last 12 months in yen terms.

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