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by bfitzgerald
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Wow I never thought I'd see a lens..
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

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

Sony seems to have joined the party too ;-D https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1592780-REG/sony_fe_28_60mm_f_4_5_6_lens.html At least it seems to have a metal mount and they managed F5.6! Almost $500 though, I wonder in 2020 if sales as so bad that kit type lenses need to be priced at such level...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions?
Replies: 24
Views: 4988

Re: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions?

I got the lens back serviced, but it again started acting up. It's as if something is jamming it up Whilst the lens looked in great condition, I have doubts about it so I returned it and got a refund. It locked the focus at certain angle, for some reason hence I think there is wear/play somewhere in...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: LA-EA5 adapter is official!
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Re: LA-EA5 adapter is official!

This is the compatibility list from Sony for the A7RIV http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/accessories/compatibility.php?area=gb&lang=en&mdl=ILCE-7RM4&cat=7 Things to ponder about! 1: The Minolta lenses are listed as supported (bar power zoom etc) 2: So far only 2 bodies support...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Olympus is out...
Replies: 21
Views: 4926

Re: Olympus is out...

Yeah I made a post on that yesterday just in case anyone is searching. It's good news but.. Only two bodies at the moment support it for screw drive AF A6600 and A7RIV. If more turn up we shall see bit limited with 2 bodies perhaps more updates will add more recent ones. It has potential but we have...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions?
Replies: 24
Views: 4988

Re: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions?

Update on the lens, I shipped it back to Germany. They said they would fix or refund which is fine by me (I still have the warranty on it) The lens service reported "hardened gear lubricant" as the cause, so they said they have serviced the lens and it's working. I'll update when it turns ...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: LA-EA5 adapter is official!
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

LA-EA5 adapter is official!

https://presscentre.sony.co.uk/pressreleases/sony-electronics-announces-new-la-ea5-lens-adaptor-for-a-mount-lenses-3030959 https://petapixel.com/2020/09/01/sony-unveils-new-a-mount-to-e-mount-adapter-with-built-in-af-motor/ There is one slight snag, at the moment screw drive AF is only supported on ...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: User hacks LEA4 adapter to provide AF on screw drive lenses with no SLT mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Re: User hacks LEA4 adapter to provide AF on screw drive lenses with no SLT mirror

Looks like it jumps about a bit and isn't that good (on that lens) almost like contrast AF. Don't know if this is a work in progress, and what I read it has limited lenses supported it's not really usable IMO at the moment v native bodies If Sony make one then that might be the way to go, least he t...
by bfitzgerald
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Olympus is out...
Replies: 21
Views: 4926

Re: Olympus is out...

They seem to put the decent normal and UWA lenses on the lower to mid range, and then save the tele lens for the higher priced phones. I can understand that. Saw some quite good shots from a P30 pro 10x was good even 20x usable. Thing is the cost new of a phone or similar is more than I'd pay for a ...
by bfitzgerald
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Olympus is out...
Replies: 21
Views: 4926

Re: Olympus is out...

I don't know what you're shooting? Work or for fun Cost of high end phone sim free v cost of replacement camera. I used the A57 for a back up for long enough does the job I used a Mi Note 8T a few weeks back, and I thought the camera was way better than I would expect for the price (I mean a lot bet...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Olympus is out...
Replies: 21
Views: 4926

Re: Olympus is out...

Lot of clicks on that! Not had a body motor fail yet Why not wait for things to calm down and used prices on bodies to drop? Pre covid stuff was really low in price The A77ii new price is way too high IMO for the camera, it's still good but it's overpriced big time for a 2014 model. In the old days ...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Olympus is out...
Replies: 21
Views: 4926

Re: Olympus is out...

Everything is exactly the opposite for me. :) All cameras, SLR, without SLR have died with success, only Sony remained. I really liked Canon, but alas, they ordered to live long. Although now Sony a77-2 has begun to create problems with the internal AF drive, sold it for spare parts ... So I'm look...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Wow I never thought I'd see a lens..
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

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

Canon are about the only maker who I would say are safe 100%, they are too entrenched as a system to disappear. They also seem to have upped their game recently (aside from heat things etc!) Nikon I have a lot of doubts about, the Z mount stuff doesn't seem to be getting a lot of traction relative t...
by bfitzgerald
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 91
Views: 35339

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

Maybe the message got through, at the time he seemed quite dismissive of it. Perhaps there is hope DT has a ton of potential, if only it's software that I would want to use. 95% of the time it's minor tweaks and I want to do this quickly, not wade through tons of micro adjustment options and spend t...
by bfitzgerald
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Olympus is out...
Replies: 21
Views: 4926

Re: Olympus is out...

Micro 4/3 is suffering from the same thing Fuji X is - it's a price problem There are budget bodies around, that seemingly don't generate a lot of interest or at least I don't know too people using them. The higher end offerings are more exciting, at a price which is near to full frame (or even high...

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