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Sports / Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« Last post by TAW on October 20, 2014, 10:28:41 PM »
Wow - Stunning shots LetTheRightLensIn! 

I have only shot American Football a few times.  One day I hope to be shooting my son playing - alternatively,  maybe he will be dating the cheerleader!  Either is ok with me!


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« Last post by tcmatthews on October 20, 2014, 10:27:18 PM »
I just about guarantee it would snap off with a 400f5.6 attached, and that's a "light" lens.

Hooking a 400f5.6 to a E mount camera is much like hooking it up to an EOS M.  The camera cannot be used for little more than to stabilize you holding the lens.  And if you are hooked to the Lens instead of the Camera the Camera is more that capable of supporting its self. 

Ether way unless used as a backup a 400f5.6 is not realty in the use case for a small mirrorless camera.  Not to mention that unless it is real stead focusing on that long of a lens with is mirrorless camera is a serious pain.  I would stick to using a DSLR for that.

If it is really that much of an issue someone will find the replacement part Number for the mount on a A7s and get an official solid metal mount. 
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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD
« Last post by alan_k on October 20, 2014, 10:20:52 PM »
Some hand-helds with a 6D. The first has some sharpening in post, but the 2nd and 3rd are un-sharpened. The first and third are somewhere between 50 and 100% crop.

Sharp-shinned-Hawk 1880  on Flickr

RB Nuthatch1 1830  on Flickr

Juvie Cedar Waxwing 1833  on Flickr

IS is pretty good, because this sucker is LONG at 600mm. I ended up ordering a 400L while waiting for the Tamron to be delivered, and I think I'm going to sell the 400L and keep the Tamron.
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Lenses / Re: Zoom or 135 in Place of 100 and 200?
« Last post by Hillsilly on October 20, 2014, 10:19:10 PM »
For general photography, my 135 largely replaced my 70-200.  It's smaller, lighter, faster, and less conspicuous.  And it is a nice lens - it is sharp, focuses quickly, and has that f/2 aperture.   But the 70-200 still get a workout when I want the extra flexibility of a zoom and the extra reach. 

The 70-200 is probably the smart choice.  But the 135 has enough going for it to make it a valid alternative.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« Last post by neuroanatomist on October 20, 2014, 10:19:08 PM »
This is not applicable to the A7

The linked page states,

Compatible Cameras
All Sony Alpha NEX E-mount Camera Bodies, Including:
Sony Alpha α7, α7r, a6000


...and goes on to say the a7S has a full metal mount.   :o
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« Last post by 9VIII on October 20, 2014, 10:06:56 PM »
I just about guarantee it would snap off with a 400f5.6 attached, and that's a "light" lens.
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« Last post by tcmatthews on October 20, 2014, 10:04:12 PM »
I have never had a problem with mine.  I do not know how big of a lines you would need to actual make it an issue. On the E mount the second part is thought to be designed as a break point.  Most cameras have a designed brake point to protect the body and lens.  Canon places this on the lens side. 

I only see this as and issue with larger adapted lens.  But I have never noticed an issue hooking my Canon 70-200f4L the few time I have done it. 

Lets face it there are plenty of real life Tim "The Tool Man" Taylors in the world. Who look at it and decided this would be better as all metal.  They will likely be sending their cameras into Sony after sticking a screw driver into the sensor shortly. ;)
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FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Re: Flashes and PocketWizards
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on October 20, 2014, 09:59:30 PM »
+1
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Lenses / Re: Zoom or 135 in Place of 100 and 200?
« Last post by derrald on October 20, 2014, 09:42:16 PM »
The only thing I can say about having the 135 over the 70-200 is that with sporting events I always like having the extra stop to stop the action, especially when it comes to indoor sports.  IS doesn't really help with that.  Although I've never shot a volleyball match (Yet), many of the photographs I have seen with the 70-200 were pretty good at 70 to about 120 and fell off from there.  They tended to get blurry or noisy as the ISO was constantly bumped up to compensate.  Here's hoping the 7D Mark II helps in that regard!  :)
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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« Last post by kirkcha on October 20, 2014, 09:42:10 PM »
Bodie Classroom with a reflection of the town in window
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