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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7r Arrived - Meeting New Buddies
« on: July 15, 2014, 08:02:37 PM »
Don't rush with your decisions and final verdict.
It took me some time to learn what I can get and how to use it to my satisfaction.
In my mind this is a poor man medium format camera for the moment, and I treat it like that.
Barely ever use Autofocus shooting super wide angle Canon lenses hyperfocus most of the time, which turns the SONY A7r in to fastest focusing camera in the industry ;-)
All the rewards come when I can push the envelope manipulating levels, lifting shadows, adjusting colors to my wildest desires without getting disgusting colorful vegetable soup like blotches and bandings in all colors (mainly red and purple) not only in the shadows :-)
I wont mention more obvious benefits like DR and resolution.
All boils down to what you need and what is useful for your type of photography.
Good Luck!

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Internet is buzzing with reviews, positive impressions about Sony, and all we got here is bitter, sarcastic ind smart ass comments without the end in sight.

Of course, what do you expect?

Lots of people here have spent thousands of dollars on what they consider to be A-grade photography equipment and don't take kindly to evidence that suggests that it isn't the best.

Okay, denial is really mature way to deal with facts, won't even bother looking for examples ;-)
If I was a true Canon fan like you guys are, I would be happy and appreciate what Sony is doing, because thanks to Sony people like me still hold on to the Canon Glass and that gives them extra time to catch up and don't lose customers, I can always get another Canon body when it will be worth my money to invest.
I hope you can agree at least with that.

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I am finding this forum more and more misleading in the worse fashion, lead by couple of devoted brainiacs with great ability to browse, process and serve confusing information.
It is so much like politics is scary!
Now even titles are intentionally skewed.
Internet is buzzing with reviews, positive impressions about Sony, and all we got here is bitter, sarcastic ind smart ass comments without the end in sight.
I own A7r and it is the best camera I ever own for my shooting style!

And yes I am here for the same reason many others are, waiting for a ray of hope from Canon, before I really will start selling my lenses, so please don't give me that just don't come and read Canon Rumors talk.

To counteract here just another terrible review of Sony (of course from another silly, unscientific, inapt source):
http://petapixel.com/2014/06/16/report-claims-sony-a7s-image-quality-comparable-medium-format/

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Love my Sony A7r, of course accepting all the differences of what we are used to, in my case particularly the wake up time of the view finder, and of course the clunky Metabones adapter! Hope Novoflex will come up with something adequate soon.
It is amazing that 36 mp sensor in that camera was not released with a companion of native super wide angle lens, and that is my only really serious problem I have with Sony so far.
On the side note, I am starting to don't believe the stats about the mirror less cameras market share, I have mirror less Sony, yesterday at Sanibel Island I meet a guy proudly caring his high end mirror less Olympus, and my friend just left for New York from short visit with his extremely elegant mirror less Fuji... Maybe coincidence, but if not, expect prices of DSLR really go up pretty soon if only pros with giant white lenses and wedding photographers will buy them, kind of like the cinema line, and seem like Canon really insist to alienate serious amateurs or semi pros...
People here are wishing things that are not good for them just because some weird love to a "brand". It is very interesting to watch how this will play out.

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Received my Sony7R yesterday, one word that comes to my mind is AWESOME!
If you are not addicted to Auto operation or don't use it for work, and I mean auto in broad meaning even when is called Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority, they are still Auto modes just with an added little angle.
For person that was using large formats and all kind of manual cameras the horrible difficulties of Sony, like menus or unacceptable position of an release button are just silly. Take a plunge and enjoy the only sensor right now that offers some abilities for people that like to push the envelope. I will post some images when available, still testing with Canon lenses.

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Lenses / Re: Finally!
« on: February 05, 2013, 11:23:02 PM »
Congratulations!

Great job advertising iPhone camera to!
I just got my iPhone5 and I think in some respects produces better jpegs than my first digital 8MP Rebel.

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Site Information / Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« on: February 02, 2013, 11:23:54 PM »
Could not agree more, the karma thingy was removed as well due to thin skin of some.
We all should just start wearing uniforms with Canon logo on it, and act properly.
I have pretty good idea who is so sensitive up there, but hey we all live pretty much in the "new" brave world already.
Anyway, I have been seriously warned already in the past so this may be my last post.
Cheers.

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: January 27, 2013, 05:12:38 PM »
I am really enjoying this gallery, in case of B&W I guess some HDR photographs minus wired grayish, decaying colors are quite palatable. 
My is not an HDR in the sense of using HDR stacking software, it is one shot adjustd in PS.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pentax FF DSLR for under 1499$ at release.
« on: December 04, 2012, 12:59:23 PM »
Would really hope so!
Beside Pentax, I can think of few other brand names that may have good chance to come back, if planned properly, especially because they often used others great optics.

If Sony was smart enough and kept name "Minolta" even if they have to somehow pay more (don't know the story behind) things may look bit different now for them.

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Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:52:25 PM »
love the 10-22.  just to lighten up the mood, here is a wave that hasn't crashed yet lol.  taken with the 10-22 REAL close.  no underwater housing.  camera moving with the wave firing away at 6fps.  I got drenched but the camera didn't :D

Wow!
Just wonder why do you have so much magenta in the left upper corner, is that color fringe or famous red noise, which may be the case because the same thing you can see on the lower right in the dark parts of the water with no contrast.
In case if this was produced by the 10-22 lens, you probably have a bad copy.

well, now you have me doubting that this was in fact the 10-22;   the no contrast in the water could be flare, and this could have been the 17-55, although the color fringing at the top of the wave is characteristic 10-22. 

as for the magenta itself, I suspect that is an artifact of heavy pp;  probably pushed the red sat slider too far. the colors were pretty wacked in post, so that the wave didn't appear too green and poluted :D

 :)
Depth of field seems bit to shallow to, you know, I have taped the focusing ring on that lens and using as fixed focus most of the time!
It has enough depth for regular landscaping work even at f5.6, the only problem is when I have to, very rarely zoom in, it needs small correction to the focus.

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Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:12:30 PM »
love the 10-22.  just to lighten up the mood, here is a wave that hasn't crashed yet lol.  taken with the 10-22 REAL close.  no underwater housing.  camera moving with the wave firing away at 6fps.  I got drenched but the camera didn't :D

Wow!
Just wonder why do you have so much magenta in the left upper corner, is that color fringe or famous red noise, which may be the case because the same thing you can see on the lower right in the dark parts of the water with no contrast.
In case if this was produced by the 10-22 lens, you probably have a bad copy.

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Canon General / Re: Photography websites. Where are you posting?
« on: November 27, 2012, 12:35:07 AM »
Have account for years with Smugmug, but after experimenting using someone else computer in the near by city, and seeing my stats not reflecting the true counters, I have posted big watermarks and waiting to see any of my photos printed somewhere without permission.... maybe, I will get lucky...
And for the FB users, my God get to your senses...

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Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 26, 2012, 11:48:28 PM »
Very cool, thank you for sharing.

 Thank you, but you may get in trouble pricing me so openly... I am a "black sheep" around here, I dare to criticize canon :)
And to top it of (God have mercy) I hate HDR!!!

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Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 25, 2012, 11:07:38 AM »
Here is another approach: some Rebel don't remember model with 10-22 lens @10mm, EwaMarine underwater housing, and not being afraid of water. That big blob was smashing in my face and camera just fraction of a second later. Maybe will post later when, I find the one "under" water and sand actually.

Please do post that!  Could you also tell us a little about any post-processing as well?

Here is something, I have found a primitive quick time movie made of sequential shots, no time to go through my files. Simple post processing, levels, color adjustment and contrast, don't remember the details. Taken during "Noel" several years back.

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Landscape / Re: Help Me Get Better - Crashing Waves - Round 2
« on: November 25, 2012, 12:04:19 AM »
I like it.

Here is another approach: some Rebel don't remember model with 10-22 lens @10mm, EwaMarine underwater housing, and not being afraid of water. That big blob was smashing in my face and camera just fraction of a second later. Maybe will post later when, I find the one "under" water and sand actually.
This was taken just some 50 mil south from your location.

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