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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Medium Format Camera
« on: March 25, 2014, 02:00:04 PM »
No... I'm satisfied with FF sensor size, and Sony sensor are great. I'd rather buy more lenses for a a7 system.

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The part about focusing performance in low light was really helpful.

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Lol?  :o

Now, Nikon, please make a DSLR in EF mount. That would be lovely, thanks.

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I haven't seen Sigma lens prices drop. They are very firm except for the rebates. I don't expect the price to drop unless the demand is extremely higher than the supply. My local retailer didn't even know of this lens. I don't expect a temporary premium price locally.

i have.

the 35mm f1.4 dropped 250 euro in germany.

Except that street price has never really been 1000 EUR

well as you can see in the diagram the street price was 999-950 euro for a while here.
then it dropped to 850 only to raise to 950 euro again.

amazon was one of the cheaper resellers who could really deliver the lens. 
i bought mine when it was 825 euro, in july last year.

today you can get the lens for 729-645 euro.
for 645 euro you even get a manfrotto 680B monopod with the lens.

so yes, there is quite a price drop with sigma lenses.

Except that you're comparing the highest price at launch with the lowest price today, which is not fair nor representative.

Launch price has been 899 EUR, quickly settled down at 850 or so. Most shops today have it for around 750 EUR, so the real price drop is 100-150 EUR and not 250 EUR or more.

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Weird categories because the Canon L is far from being the benchmark from an academic perspective.

It has a special rendering that people either love or not. If they don't, then it's a OPS and saying as good as the Canon 50 L is not a necessarily a compliment  :)

I think it will be 90-95% of the Otus. It will loose something on things like bokeh, coma, etc. But I think in most photographic contexts it will be almost indistinguishable, and with the advantage of AF and affordability.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:33:53 AM »
A good 50-ish mm f/2 would be a nice addition.

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(Just because I have not written on CR for many days so I felt I should write something)

The sigma lens will be priced at $999 (±$50) in USA.

I don't think you're too far off. I do expect the price to be 999 USD / 899 EUR.

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I haven't seen Sigma lens prices drop. They are very firm except for the rebates. I don't expect the price to drop unless the demand is extremely higher than the supply. My local retailer didn't even know of this lens. I don't expect a temporary premium price locally.

i have.

the 35mm f1.4 dropped 250 euro in germany.

Except that street price has never really been 1000 EUR. I bought mine very shortly after release for 850 EUR. Now it's 750, which is pretty normal I guess. The canon 35 is went from 800 at release to the current 500.

I expect this 50mm to be priced similarly.

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I don't remember where I read it, but some reviewer wrote "the a7 is not going to replace your DSLR, but the MkII could". I bought a sony a7 and I sent it back because I didn't feel ready to invest in the system. But the IQ and the size were so amazing that I might buy one again at some point.


I agree with Rienz. I think in a couple years time the situation might be very different. Sony has still a so-so reputation in the photographic world, but if/when Fuji will release a FF X system, then the whole market might reconsider its position. Canikon don't seem too interested, unfortunately.

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A very anticlimactic announcement after all the hype.

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A rave review from a 600mm f/4 IS L pro

http://www.theamazingimage.com/wildlife/field-test-new-tamron-150-600mm-super-telephoto-zoom/


Less than credible review.

He talks about f/4 to blur the background while most often at 600mm f/8 the DoF is barely enough to cover your subject. He boils it down to a mere 1.33 EV difference in luminosity, apparently disregarding the fact that the Canon focuses much faster. No mention at all about keeper rate. He gives very detailed technical info about each picture, except the two in which he compares the Tamron and the Canon.

And I'm saying all of this as a very happy owner of the Tamron. It's an amazing lens, but I can't stand the wilful spread of incorrect and biased information.

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Photography Technique / Re: What could I do better?
« on: March 16, 2014, 05:57:08 PM »

It's hard to interpret too much from a jpeg, but it seems like the focus is behind the deer, maybe even in the bushes.


+1

I thought the same before even reading your comment.

Sure the AF was on One Shot?

With 1/1000s you don't really need a tripod. Much wildlife shooting, for the reason you mentioned, is off limits to tripods and other cumbersome accessories - not to mention manual focusing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EF lenses could work on a mirrorless body, right?
« on: March 16, 2014, 04:01:21 PM »
Yes, as long as the flange distance stays the same, mirror or no mirror wouldn't matter.

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Use the 24-70 on the long end. Some compression makes people look better, especially women.

For DoF reasons I advice against shooting any wider than f/5.6 for more than one person. It will be difficult otherwise to keep both on them in sharp focus.

For the background blur you can tune it by changing distance between subjects and background.

Since you will be shooting outdoors without possibility to bounce the flash, I strongly advise you use a diffuser or a small softbox.
Alright, thanks!

So I should avoid shooting at 2.8 for individual couples?

I will also bring a gary fong lightsphere for direct fill flash.

Depends on how far away you are.

There's a magic distance where wide apertures are able to keep your full subject(s) in focus but blur the background enough to make them pop. It depends on the aperture and focal length combination, and on how close you are. If you're too close you risk to have one face in focus and the other out.

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It's "New Homes" Sale baloon :)
I so wish this sensor was inside my 5D III.
I think its a good thing that this Sony sensor is not in the 5D MK III ... the Nikon/Sony cameras (with 24 or 36MP
Sony sensors) that I own(ed) and/or tried, do not have the same versatility, speed and accuracy of AF like the 5D MKIII ... from my limited experience I feel Sony sensors are "specialty" sensors, that are good for great image quality & DR but they are not good "all rounders".

Agreed.

Recipe for the perfect camera: take a 5DIII, add the a7 24 MP sensor with the BionZ processor and the VF of the D600/800. Done.
The a6000 (although APSC sensor) seems to fit your description ... that's why I eagerly look forward to getting the a6000 ... who knows maybe one day we will see an a6000 incarnation in a full frame camera.

The EVF is not as good as that in the a7/r - which is good, but still improvable. I'm OK with either a very good EVF or OVF. The OVF in Nikon cameras imho is much better than in Canons.

I also like the form factor of a reflex. It would be nice if it was mirrorless and with the shape/form-factor of the RX10.

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