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Jan 29, 2014 18:45 |  #5733

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Jan 29, 2014 21:24 |  #5734

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Very nice Gene. When did you get the aR7? How do you like it?

So far, I'm having a blast using it Alfredo. I've had the camera since Dec 17th and wish I had more opportunities to use it than I have. I really like the idea of having a two brand camera (Canon, Sony) and one lens brand (Canon) system. I still have my 5D3 for moving subjects where auto focus speed is more critical but for most of the type of images I take, the Sony is perfect.


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Jan 30, 2014 15:21 |  #5735

navydoc wrote in post #16648689 (external link)
So far, I'm having a blast using it Alfredo. I've had the camera since Dec 17th and wish I had more opportunities to use it than I have. I really like the idea of having a two brand camera (Canon, Sony) and one lens brand (Canon) system. I still have my 5D3 for moving subjects where auto focus speed is more critical but for most of the type of images I take, the Sony is perfect.

If you don't mind me asking, what is the primary benefit over the 5D3?


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Jan 30, 2014 15:58 |  #5736

A7R is 36mp, if I'm not mistaken. And it has insane dynamic range at iso 100. Sony (for the time being) has a better imaging sensor that allows you to recover shadows with great detail without introducing nearly as much noise (or artifacts) as you would when trying to recover the same shadows on a Canon sensor.

The advantage is significant at low ISO. Canons are a bit cleaner at higher iso. So you kind of pick your poison. If you're a studio/landscape/portr​ait that rarely venture at high ISO, then the Sony's 36mp EXMOR is about as good as it gets (for now).


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Jan 30, 2014 16:48 as a reply to  @ jwcdds's post |  #5737

Julian is exactly right. With the Sony, I can use all my Canon lenses, using an adapter, coupled to a 36mp sensor with a greater dynamic range than my 5D3. The Sony is fun to shoot with and the evf works great. There are features built into the camera that make manual focusing a breeze. Using the Metabones adapter, auto focus is possible too but is slow.

I have to say that I did just pull the trigger on the Sony 55mm f1.8 lens, thanks to my pending tax refund.


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Jan 30, 2014 17:44 |  #5738

^ The Sony looks like a fun camera. I have tried one locally, and I do like to use my lenses in manual more and more.
Do you have any comparison shots with a 5DIII and Sony with the same frame / lens? Is the DR that noticeable or is only realized through PP?

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Jan 30, 2014 19:24 as a reply to  @ InfiniteDivide's post |  #5739

Do you have any comparison shots with a 5DIII and Sony with the same frame / lens?

No, I'm sorry, I sure don't. I've been having too much fun to do any comparison testing on two bodies.

Is the DR that noticeable or is only realized through PP?

Since I shoot in raw format, it's a little hard to say but I think it is apparent just by looking at the raw file straight from the camera that there is more dynamic range visible than what I'm used to seeing. Of course, when processed with Adobe camera raw, the results can be amazing. Here's a link to a topic in the HDR forum where I have a couple of before/after examples. https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1352063


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Jan 30, 2014 20:18 |  #5740

^ Thanks for the quick reply.
I was not looking for a scientific test with charts or anything, just curious from a point and shoot comparison.
I will check out the link, I have not seen it before. Enjoy the Sony. Maybe I'll try it too.

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Jan 31, 2014 11:51 |  #5741

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Don't mean to criticize... but something looks odd about these shots as though they were either cropped heavily, atleast on my laptop!! Having used this lens myself, these are quite uncharacteristic of this lens!! Nice countryside though.


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Jan 31, 2014 19:43 |  #5742

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Don't mean to criticize... but something looks odd about these shots as though they were either cropped heavily, at least on my laptop!! Having used this lens myself, these are quite uncharacteristic of this lens!! Nice countryside though.

No cropping, hosted on FB, I tried at 2.8 but lost much of the distant background.
And f 8.0 was not an option hand held. Very overcast skies, dull. Looks true to the day though.
17mm on T4i 1/50 SS f 5.6 iso 100 I added +.8 exposure in lightroom +5 saturation.

Here is another:

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Feb 04, 2014 22:41 |  #5743

nikmar08 wrote in post #16652841 (external link)
Don't mean to criticize... but something looks odd about these shots as though they were either cropped heavily, atleast on my laptop!! Having used this lens myself, these are quite uncharacteristic of this lens!! Nice countryside though.

They're odd because they're out of focus due to limited depth of field (and possibly simply out of focus as everything is soft, even the sky). This is why landscape photography isn't done at F2.8. Or any wide aperture for that matter. Not good examples of what this lens does or is capable of.

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Feb 07, 2014 10:44 |  #5744

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Feb 08, 2014 09:41 |  #5745

Just picked up this lens and I am wondering what UV filters you are using ? I heard a rumour that some UV filters will not allow you to use a hood due to their size.




  
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