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Jun 12, 2017 04:15 |  #136

My favorite.

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Jun 12, 2017 05:50 |  #137

vinmunoz wrote in post #18376487 (external link)
My favorite.


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Great shot Vinz


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Jun 12, 2017 05:59 |  #138

vinmunoz wrote in post #18376448 (external link)
My RII and 85GM are back in business.

Few tweaks at LR only.
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I really like the first shot. Cool car and obviously model ;)


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Jun 12, 2017 08:21 |  #139

I was feeling especially lazy last night, shooting with the 24-240 rather than zeiss 100-300. Zeiss is obviously nicer, but longer setup time and bigger size, I just wasnt feeling it.... so I took a known okayish lens ;-)a

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Jun 12, 2017 09:15 |  #140

Hey Charlie, you see my question about the 70-300? A page or so back.


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Jun 12, 2017 09:42 |  #141

Anyone else see the rumors of the a7III? While I'm sure it's coming, I have doubts about whether it'll incorporate the a9 AF as well as the a9 sensor. Part of the reason for the high price is the stacked sensor for fast readouts. If there is a significant drop in FPS, which I'm sure there will be, there is no need for the stacked sensor. And without the stacked sensor that might be no blackout free shooting, no fully electronic shutter, etc. Might just be a 24MP sensor, possibly a reworked a7II one, with better AF, 4k, and old a7 body. Releasing an a9 lite version this soon after the a9 will cripple sales of the a9 since most seem to think that 20 FPS is too much and 10-12 is a preferred range.


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Jun 12, 2017 10:10 |  #142

NYC. So hot right now


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Jun 12, 2017 10:13 |  #143

I wish to have that new AF and drive mode dial on the left like the A9, joystick and dual card slots for the RIII. I don't mind if they'll use the old sensor. The RII's 42mp sensor is superb enough. And at least 6fps


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Jun 12, 2017 10:52 |  #144

vinmunoz wrote in post #18376649 (external link)
I wish to have that new AF and drive mode dial on the left like the A9, joystick and dual card slots for the RIII. I don't mind if they'll use the old sensor. The RII's 42mp sensor is superb enough. And at least 6fps

SAR says that a 24mp a7III is on the way. Should have all of the ergonomic features of the a9 unless Sony pulls a canon and purposely nerfs the camera (Sony usually doesn't do that though).


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Jun 12, 2017 10:55 |  #145

Puckman wrote in post #18376620 (external link)
Hey Charlie, you see my question about the 70-300? A page or so back.

the 70-200 is considerably sharper on the long range, however the 70-300 is okayish all the way through 300 (it doesnt have perfect edges like the 70-200 stopped down.

neither are truly as sharp as a 200 prime, both FD and OM ($60) primes are sharper, but the 70-200 comes very close, and doesnt have any flare issues the older primes run into.

that said, I do miss the smallish size of the 70-300. I gave owen my FD 200 when he bought something from me and do regret it :-P

the 70-200 is about on par with the size of the zeiss 100-300 and I'm not sure I want to go back to something that size or even put up with the zeiss in all honesty. If you're ok with size, it's an extremely solid lens, IQ generally excellent.


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Jun 12, 2017 11:32 |  #146

mystik610 wrote in post #18376666 (external link)
SAR says that a 24mp a7III is on the way. Should have all of the ergonomic features of the a9 unless Sony pulls a canon and purposely nerfs the camera (Sony usually doesn't do that though).

It looks like SAR said exact same Auto focus system as the A9 but there's no mention of ergonomics. Unless i'm missing something or maybe they will just add joystick as part of the auto focus system.


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Jun 12, 2017 11:33 |  #147

David Arbogast wrote in post #18374991 (external link)
Terrible harsh light for this, but I was only passing through and couldn't wait for the perfect light...will do that later.

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I really like the harsh sunlight sometimes for landscapes. I think it looks great in this picture. One question for you. I'm constantly amazed at the sharpness/crispness of your photos. I realize that you have some incredible glass with the Batis and Loxia, but how do you sharpen your images? I know there are a ton of ways to do it but I feel like I can never replicate what you manage to do or even come close. Just curious what process you use. I generally use the High pass filter and play with the opacity slider and then create a mask over that and selectively sharpen things. I imagine you have a much better method and I would love to learn it. Great photos as always. I love your work.




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Jun 12, 2017 11:41 |  #148

vinmunoz wrote in post #18376699 (external link)
It looks like SAR said exact same Auto focus system as the A9 but there's no mention of ergonomics. Unless i'm missing something or maybe they will just add joystick as part of the auto focus system.

I could see it having the same auto focus but not the same sensor. Doesn't make sense to have the stacked sensor if you don't need the fast readouts. I don't see a a9-lite, especially if it's half the price of the a9 but 90% of the a9 minus the 20FPS.


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Jun 12, 2017 11:54 |  #149

TMaG82 wrote in post #18376704 (external link)
I could see it having the same auto focus but not the same sensor. Doesn't make sense to have the stacked sensor if you don't need the fast readouts. I don't see a a9-lite, especially if it's half the price of the a9 but 90% of the a9 minus the 20FPS.

Yeah the performance of the a9 comes from the sensor so I don't see how the a7III will share the same sensor. That said I do think the a7III will be an a9 lite just like the 5dIV is a 1dxII lite. If I were to play the gear guessing game I'd say the a7III is 28mp bsi (not stacked). AF somewhere between the a7rII and a9....basically a6500 level. Better DR than a9 throughout the entire ISO range...possibly a7s level DR and SNR at high ISO. 10 fps, no zero blackout evf, but a continuous evf like the a6500. Touchscreen and joystick, but no larger capacity battery. Probably not as susceptible to heat lol. $3,500.


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Jun 12, 2017 12:45 |  #150

cc1995 wrote in post #18376700 (external link)
I really like the harsh sunlight sometimes for landscapes. I think it looks great in this picture. One question for you. I'm constantly amazed at the sharpness/crispness of your photos. I realize that you have some incredible glass with the Batis and Loxia, but how do you sharpen your images? I know there are a ton of ways to do it but I feel like I can never replicate what you manage to do or even come close. Just curious what process you use. I generally use the High pass filter and play with the opacity slider and then create a mask over that and selectively sharpen things. I imagine you have a much better method and I would love to learn it. Great photos as always. I love your work.

Thanks! I actually don't have any Loxia lenses - wish I did, but all I got are the Batis ones. As far as sharpening secrets, here's everything I do:

1. In Lightroom I use the principles Mark Metternich teaches in this video:



2. Also in Lightroom I generally use just a bit of dehaze in most everything. This lends a tremendous clarity that can feel like sharpness. You have to be extremely careful - watch your histogram to make sure blacks aren't getting clipped. Also, I often use the radial filter in LR to selectively add dehaze to specific areas.

3. In Photoshop via Color Efex Pro I use a touch of Pro Contrast (dynamic contrast slider) and Tonal Contrast. These, like dehaze, can give a certain feeling of sharpness as they bring out more microcontrast. If my shot has any blurry out of focus areas, I make sure to mask away any pro-contrast/tonal contrast in those areas - these microcontrast tweaks are for in-focus areas only.

4. I sometimes use a high pass sharpen, but not always.

5. Finally, and this is an important step that I see frequently getting missed on images uploaded to forums: Web Sharpening. Web-sharpening typically involves a series of steps of incremental down-sizing + sharpening. This is absolutely critical. Below is a nice tut by Steve Perry on web-sharpening. Based on Steve's tut, I created a series of Photoshop actions to automate the process (I made the actions to downsize to 2048px as well as 1280px for posting here on POTN). If anyone wants my actions, let me know, I'm happy to give them away. :)


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