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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« on: October 18, 2013, 10:12:17 AM »
Sony might have a plan for the future, but its not apparent.  Yet another new series of lenses, and it will take years before they are all available.  There seems little point in getting a small camera and huge lenses, FF lenses do not get smaller just because the body does.  You'll have to buy the dead end A series lenses if you want a workable system.  Those who bought into Sony's A system are not left high and dry, as Sony has apparently abandoned it.  That's what they are known for, drop a product line and expect customers to run out and drop another $20K on the newest thing.  The NEX system will be going soon.
That's why pro's have kept away from Sony.  2-3 month turnaround for repairs, and they drop their product lines at any time.
I can't bring myself to fall for their tricks, I've seen it happen over and over with their products for the last 50 years.  They can make good products, but they can't stick with them.

Changes can be bad or good. It's a risk that most of us will have to take in our life.

But "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" is not for me.

I just saw this from Viggo.


It's amazing how Sony got 35mm sensor in a tiny body. As you can see, olympus om-d e-m5 Vs A7/A7R body size.

That's pretty easy if there is no need for a mirror or any optical viewfinder...

Yeap....its' easy for you and me to say.

Lenses / Re: 200 f2.0 first dissapointed customer ever? *it's back!*
« on: October 18, 2013, 09:10:26 AM »
Thanks! That's awesome of you! Tested mine a bit more today and dear god, I'm starting to see why people say the AF is superb with this lens. Completely different world now.

Hi Viggo,
Glad to hear you got your baby back in proper working condition ;)

Lenses / Re: 24-70ii @MFD quality concerns. Please help
« on: October 18, 2013, 12:15:51 AM »
Few shots @ f2.8  indoor, no flash, close distance

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« on: October 17, 2013, 11:16:13 PM »
I'm interested, but I don't do pre-orders, so I'll wait for reviews first - and possibly that the price will drop a bit before buying it.
Otherwise, it's pretty much what I've been looking for: a lightweight full-frame camera that is more portable for trips than the Canon's crop bodies. I will still use the Canon's larger bodies closer home for better handling, but on trips, this is about perfect.

Especially if they get a 35/2 and a 85/2 (or 1.8s) out soon the A7 will be darn good for holidays, able to tack about anything I can think of and still be lighter to carry around than an APS-C body with 28/1.8 and 85/1.8.

Actually, thinking about it, I may sell the 28/1.8 and 85/1.8 soon.

A lot of people waited for the RX1 price to drop, well, is still selling at $2800 dollars - I'm glad. I hope the price of A7 and A7R will be the same.

Compared to Canon:
1. 5D III - $3500 one day, $2800 next day
2. 24-70II - $2300 one day, $1700 next day

As owner of Canon gear, I do feel little  :-\ >:( >:(about their pricing

manual focus or AF?
Samyang lenses are all manual. Not that it matters much at 14mm and 24mm. :)

I can personally testify to the sharpness of the 14mm. It's easily on par with the 14L. Razor sharp and razor cheap too.

It does have some issues with moustache distortion, but it can be corrected with a profile in lightroom.

Direct mount? or you need an adapter for it? thx

All those overlapping focal lengths.  :-\

Luckily, Samyang is brining all their razor sharp primes to the table in 2 months, including the 14mm!

manual focus or AF?

Looks like mini 1D X ;D

Attach EF adapter and 85L II to it, you wouldn't be able to tell the diff. ::) :o :-\

It's amazing how Sony got 35mm sensor in a tiny body. As you can see, olympus om-d e-m5 Vs A7/A7R body size.

I just don't see the point of buying 17.3 x 13mm system anymore. My 2 cents: Sony will release more FE lenses at much faster rate than other companies. Why? Sony has Zeiss doing lens design for them.

See video here:
Sony Alpha A7 A7r preview Small | Large

Looks like mini 1D X ;D

Attach EF adapter and 85L II to it, you wouldn't be able to tell the diff. ::) :o :-\

Sooooo... dust gets on the sensor while you change lens and you blame the camera?  :o
And you registered for the urge to say this?  :o

Yes, sorry if I stepped on your toe or something, but without the mirror the sensor is wide open and that's just not a clever design. Like I said, I'm talking from experience here. Don't be a fool and fall for this 'fancy smartness' just because I did. DSLRs work. They're tried equipment with a good and stable track-record. I don't care if you go ahead and blow your money on a mirrorless, but I felt a warning was in order. Take it or leave it. Peace out dude! :)

Hmm. I'm getting this strange kind of feeling that you don't really like mirrorless cameras.

You're like a psychic :)
You're right. Mirrorless is a consumer-trick. It sounds really cool, but they never mention the side-effects.

Unfortunately(?) the DSLR concept is as dead as CRTs (you know those big fat TVs and computer screens) was in the early 2000s, but they don't know it yet. DSLRs will hang on for as long EVFs and on-sensor focusing is not as good for the photojournalists and action photographers, but then they will disappear in favor of mirrorless.

It will be interesting to see who will be leading this unavoidable shift in technology. Currently it seems like Sony has the lead.

There might be a group of people who will switch to, or start with, mirrorless. Each to his/her own.
Fact is mirrorless has this major side-effect which WILL ruin your photos.
The choice is obviously your own :)
But mirrorless is not a clever design.

Operator error maybe?

Reviews / Re: Review: EOS M System
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:32:15 AM »
I always enjoy your PP skill TWI by Dustin Abbott :).

With 2 kids (2 &5yrs), I wish I can have some spare times and learn how PP digital images.

Why does anyone think these are 'back up' cameras?

+1...I don't get it either. Especially "I don't need new Zeiss FE lenses beccause they over priced". Better yet "I already have huge collection of L lenses"

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A7 or A7R pre-order list
« on: October 16, 2013, 11:42:23 PM »
Good luck with the A7.  I like your reason of getting one. Will wait for your reviews on this one in particular.

Personally, I'll wait for the lens collection to grow before getting one of these. I hope the system works and Sony gets its act together on the lenses which are smaller and lighter.

As far as I'm concerned, there is no point in using my L lenses with an adapter on the A7. The whole point of Mirrorless will be lost if all I save is a few grams in weight.

Thanks JR.

A7 + 55mm f1.8 is just a small combo I want to have to photograph my kids at Disneyland etc...

When they do ballet, swimming, and dancing I still have to pull out my bulky 5D III + 70-200. Trust me, I still have a plan on 300mm f2.8 IS II.

Zeiss lenses are quite solid - as good as Canon, based on what I see from RX1. Lenses  I would like to add to this compact system are:

1. 16 or 17mm
2. 85 or 135mm

No zoom for me in mirrorless world.

I'll keep you guys updated once I get a chance to play it.

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