Recent content by PavelR

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    Three of the four new RF lenses are still scheduled for release in 2019

    Your experience is with two generations old technology. I've upgraded from 1ds3 + 1d4 to a7r3 +A9 and EVF (realtime zebra, dof, wb) + almost whole frame AF coverage + Eye AF (realtime tracking - reiliable at f1.4 on 105mm and 85mm) + silent shooting are the most used features I like far better...
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    Three of the four new RF lenses are still scheduled for release in 2019

    It hink that using current Canon 100-400 II with crop body is much more universal solution than another system with poor low light performance.
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    Is the term ISO “totally fake”?

    Yes, there is: ISO (organization) standard 12232:2006 and 2019
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    What happens if Canon and Nikon enter FF mirrorless in different price points?

    Exactly. + every manufacturer will later release some other mirrorless camera.
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    Fuji X-T3 coming

    I shoot mostly portraits too, but the difference is worth the money for me. (I'm now using Sony 85/1.4, Canon 200/2, Sony 70-200/2.8 almost all the time wide open, because AF on a Eye is spot on and if I can not control position / distance of my subject, I appreciate every bit of blurring...
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    Fuji X-T3 coming

    56/1.2 does not offer any better IQ than my current Sony 85/1.4 or Canon 200/2. And as there are no equivalent lenses FL & maximum aperture for APS-C (24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8, 35/1.4, 85/1.4, 135/1.8, 200/2), it is needed to use FF lenses and prolong working distance or using wider FL which both...
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    Fuji X-T3 coming

    The reason cropped sensor can not match the FF image is availability of the fast prime lenses - everybody need to decide if accepts the price difference, but IQ difference is obvious - for example at https://www.dpreview.com/articles/2666934640/what-is-equivalence-and-why-should-i-care/3 -...
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    50mm or 85mm?

    You did not mention maximum aperture of proposed FL lenses. I prefer the background separation and IQ of 135/2 over 85/1.2 II. I owned 50/1.4, but there is no corner sharpness... I can not comment 50/1.2 - I do not have personal experience with it. (IQ of 85/1.8 is pretty bad on the contrast...
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    Need a RAW Editor Recommendation

    Luminar is woth looking at... Following video shows the basic operations in four raw processors. The question from video name is not answered, because sharpness is not tuned - is used only defaults... But for overview of the user interface the video is quite good...
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    Sony introduces lightweight Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens @ 12000$/€

    I know full time photographers that use A9... I use mechanical shutter 1% of the time thus 5fps is not limitation for me. But there are features that any Canon/Nikon DSLR does not have: really silent shutter usable in almost all artificial light, almost whole frame Eye AF, zebra in VF, focus...
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    Sony introduces lightweight Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens @ 12000$/€

    There are another two advantages ;-): * Eye AF over almost whole frame * 20 fps with AF
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    Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

    Interesting question - I think that 105/1.4 will replace my 85 on shooting the concerts = low light and 85 is always short... If the background will be better on 105 it may be replace the 85 even on posed shooting. (135 is not too long for me but darker.)
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    Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25

    I've seen 5 of your images and 2 are front focused => I don't think that Sigma AF is dramatically improved on fast primes. (I like the Sigma - I own 85/1.4 EX, 50A, 120-300S, but none of the lenses are any close AF consistency to Canon glass.) 105 is better than 85 any time you can not get...
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    Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Pricing and Preorder Coming May 25

    You can get used to handhold such lens pretty easy. I was using 200/2 on monopod since day I acquired it, but today I use it hand held even on several hours shooting.