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re: http://www.cameraegg.org/sony-a7-a7r-rx10-sample-images/

From my experience with image processing, I can tell you that these images were slathered with EE either in camera or post - so many EE artifacts its not funny.  Hopefully it can be disabled if in camera.


Sorry ... but what is EE?


EE = Edge Enhancement/sharpening.  If you look at any of the high contrast borders there is massive artifacting showing that substantial artificial sharpening was applied to the point where it looks unnatural IMO.

I.E. on this picture look to the on the left border of the model's arm and leg and you can see a thick outline/ghosting caused by the edge enhancement processing, you might need to zoom in a bit:
http://www.cameraegg.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Sony-A7R-Sample-Image-2.jpg


Thanks ... I see it too. In fact, it looks like her skin on the legs has a horizontal pattern to it  :o


I hope that is a bad PP skill there ;). I'll keep an eye on it when my combo arrive.

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Portrait / Re: Portrait of " THE PRO " ??
« on: October 23, 2013, 09:21:59 AM »
Thanks surapon for sharing. We need this type of topic more often.

This photo reminds me of me - owner of 5D III (x2) and L lenses, but I'm shooting more and more with RX1 + X100s ::)

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Lenses / Re: Issue with second hand EF 300 2.8 IS..Thoughts???
« on: October 23, 2013, 09:13:28 AM »
Thanks for all of the replies. I would considered the price paid to be an average deal so my epxectation was that there would be full disclosure if it was anything less than the "advertised condition of perfect". This will soon be in the hands of the ebay resolution team unless the seller agrees to a refund.  The seller has suggested that I send to CPS but my point is, that I purchased a lens that was said to be perfect. Therefore, I should not be having to deal with this. I have a hard time beleiving that a professional photag would not have recognized this when selling a high dollar item.

Lesson leanred ::) Experience shared with my CR buddies  :)

Thanks for sharing your story. I do buy used gear on CL + Ebay too. I'm glad you got this through Ebay. They seem to protect buyer quite well.

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Interesting sharpness - terrible photo.  That is a really awkward perspective.  I think those of you interested in the camera will find this very interesting; I always enjoy these guys reviews and they not only shoot the A7 and A7R (preproduction), but shoot the whole review on them, too.

I was so focus on the IQ and didn't notice about photo composition ;D

I saw this video the following morning, after the A7 series annoucement.

I like their reviews. He described the RX1 prefectly.


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Lenses / Re: What lens do recommend?
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:12:46 PM »
I have found that my Canon 28mm F2.8 performs pretty well on crop sensors and is cheap + cheerful. I do prefer my 25mm F2.8 Contax-Zeiss (with a 10 GBP adapter) is better but it's entirely manual - does not suit everybody.

Unless I had bad copy, most photos I took with 28mm were soft-soft-and more soft.

@ OP,  Canon Ef-S 17-55 IS 2.8 is one of the best lens for crop. It's little over your budget. I hope you can find a decent used lens on CL.

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Thanks for that Dylan777, I like the look of this as a second small Camera, seems a little more incognito than the 1Dx and the 200-400.

Spooky Girl shot though.

To me, A7 series will be a great walk-around-the-town camera. I'll look forward to see what Sony/Zeiss has to offer in prime lenses next coming years.

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Found this photo @ http://www.cameraegg.org/sony-a7-a7r-rx10-sample-images/

Taken with Zeiss 55mm @ f2.2

This photo has been resized to post here. More photos are on the their site.

Edit, more photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/102423606899805747607/A7Samples#

Oct 23, Add A7r photo: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/some-new-superb-a7r-images-by-ijsvogel/

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Lenses / Re: 24-70mm f/2.8 L mkII & 50mm f/1.4???
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:46:16 PM »
So I just bought the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L mk II yesterday and as luck would have it, was just offered a brand new Canon 50mm f/1.4 for a very, very good price.

So the question is, should I buy it? In fact, with the vaunted performance of the 24-70, does it still make sense to buy a 24mm, 35mm, 50mm or any other prime in that focal range?

I am thinking the only plus to those primes would be better bokeh, or am I being short sighted here?

I'm still learning this photography thing so apologies if my questions rankle.

24-70 II delivers sharp images, not much of special effect.

50mm, especially 50L will bring much more dreamy bokeh. I'm not sure what kind photography you into, but 85L II is one of my fav. lens for portrait.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumor: Nikon Digital FM2 - Retro look
« on: October 22, 2013, 10:08:06 AM »
Wonder if Canon going to have something like this? as a fun camera:

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Rumor Dimensions & weight: 143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm (765g)

                        Vs

5D III - 150 x 110 x 76mm (860g)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Let's get ready to rumble...
« on: October 22, 2013, 09:21:24 AM »
5D III - 150 x 110 x 7.6mm (860g)
That's one damn slim camera, that 5D III!
 ;D

Oppss correction: 152 x117x76mm. Dam smartphone ;D

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Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 22, 2013, 09:04:51 AM »
Retro is useless but can't be worse than TRONesque designs like the A7R. All in all, retro design can be the gaffer tape of mirrorless.

As to your point of size being a marketing ploy: if you think of interchangeable lens system and carrying a kit, I'd say you think like the new version of the newbie prosummer who is the target of those systems. Some of us here want a mirrorless where size is actually the main factor, fixed lens being totally fine. One focal to rule them all (they can probably have a 3 camera lineup, trinity wielding), daily camera for the photog man purse.

Wow...you took that like a man Grumbaki. I guess you didn't see my  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Feel better after getting that frustration off your chest?

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Canon General / Re: Benefits of a mirrorless FF?
« on: October 22, 2013, 12:03:06 AM »
Hi,

I do photography for a hobby and am not too updated on the technical aspects of the latest lineup of cameras  these days.

I'm just wondering as to what exactly are the benefits of a mirrorless FF? The only benefit to my mind is a shaving off of approximately 600-800 grams from the bodyweight. And yes, maybe with a dedicated lens lineup, a bit more.

Thoughts?

Cheers ... J.R.
Suprisingly few benefits and a lot of take-aways.
 
Weight- no major reduction, the lenses are as big and heavy as ever, a FF requires big lenses.
 
EVF - most of us hate them, but they are getting better.
 
Autofocus - slow and slower.  Tracking  - forget it.
 
The main benefit is the elimination of the moving mirror, but it comes with a loss of capabilities.

Agree, I would add it is not as durable as dslr

I wonder ::)... have you guys ever hand-on or shoot with RX1 before?

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Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 21, 2013, 11:45:12 PM »
What's Next for Canon?

Ask these guys, they will tell you ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Let's get ready to rumble...
« on: October 21, 2013, 11:39:13 PM »
http://nikonrumors.com/2013/10/20/breaking-new-nikon-full-frame-hybrid-mirrorless-camera-coming-soon.aspx/


Besides retro body:

Rumor Dimensions & weight: 143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm (765g)

                        Vs

5D III - 150 x 110 x 76mm (860g)



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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:36:20 AM »
Of the Canon Whites, the 300f/2.8 L II is about as good as it gets, when I recently purchased the 200-400f/4 the lens I sold was the 400f2.8 II, I kept the 200f2, 300f2.8 II & 600f/4 II, the 300 is just a perfect Lens, I use it mostly on the 1DX but also when I want to crib on weight I put it on the 5DMK III, brilliantly fast on focus lock, sharp as a razor, gorgeously crystal clear in the viewfinder on either the 1Dx or the 5DMK III, works a treat with the 1.4x extender, Ok with 2x converter, lighter by far than the Mk 1 version.

Jump on it Dylan777, I can't imagine how you will ever be disappointed, at least until the version III becomes available, which gives you about 5 + years of complete enjoyment with a brilliant piece of gear.

Thanks eml58 for feedbacks.

I'm waiting for Sony A7 +  Zeiss 55mm to arrive. I'm at the state of rebuilding mirrorless + DSLR system. I went through some photos I took last couple years, most are at 35mm - 70mm, candid style.

At this moment, I'm thinking: 85L until Zeiss releases 85mm, 135L, and 300mm. I really want to keep 70-200 because this lens is simply AWESOME, but I love bokeh of 135L.

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