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Oct 15, 2015 15:26 |  #7741

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As promised to self I took the 55/1.8 out today. An excuse to show you guys where I live and try to get to grips with a focal length I have little use for, besides the focal length the lens does have its positives, for one it is preciously lightweight and who couldn't love its colors and aperture.

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Oct 15, 2015 15:29 |  #7742

medicineman, I guess from you username you are in the medical profession but if you dont mind me asking what is it you do? (no worries if you dont want to divulge but I have been curious about it)


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Oct 15, 2015 15:48 as a reply to  @ post 17746641 |  #7743

'add a new processor, support UHS-II cards, increase the burst rate, further refine the PDAF to truly bridge the gap between mirrorless and DSLR, and...' And you'd have a more viable wildlife machine. The only thing that I've seen so far doing BIFs with the Rii + 70-400g, even more important than the frame rate, is the EVF refresh rate. It's just not fast enough for a true BIFer and thus fast sports. I would think a new more powerful processor can help that along as well.


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Oct 15, 2015 15:51 |  #7744

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'add a new processor, support UHS-II cards, increase the burst rate, further refine the PDAF to truly bridge the gap between mirrorless and DSLR, and...' And you'd have a more viable wildlife machine. The only thing that I've seen so far doing BIFs with the Rii + 70-400g, even more important than the frame rate, is the EVF refresh rate. It's just not fast enough for a true BIFer and thus fast sports. I would think a new more powerful processor can help that along as well.

Yeah the processor is the biggest bottleneck, IMO. We need a more efficient one not only for performance, but battery consumption and heat. Of all the wonderful things they put in the II version of the a7 bodies.....they didn't update the processor.


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Oct 15, 2015 15:51 as a reply to  @ post 17746714 |  #7745

Vin the Rii is already outdated. Sad but true. 18 months max until Riii. Which means I need to get my Rii on the buy/sell at FredMiranda in 12-16 months. I think I anticipated well this last sell off and didn't take a blood bath, in fact I lost more money selling off the 5Diii.


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Oct 15, 2015 15:52 |  #7746

With regards to heat i have ordered a dummy battery and an external 10000mah power pack. Going to see if it cures the LE heat issues. Worst case scenario nothing changes but I have a really long battery life for landscaping which will help for my upcoming project


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Oct 15, 2015 16:08 |  #7747

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I went out at 9PM and nothing, then 2 hours later we were getting bombarder here in Riverside. Biggest storm I've ever seen hit us. So much Thunder and Lighting. Until 4 in the morning.

Kinda ironic how I check my mailbox and I get the "you're only allowed to water twice a week now" drought postcard.

Well, supposedly, even with a record El Nino winter forecast for 2016, we're still so far in the hole when it comes to water reserves that they think we'll still be "in drought".

What's really ironic is that I seem to live in a pocket of "No Rain". We didn't get a single drop yesterday here in Yorba Linda. It was pouring down in Riverside (which is only a few miles away as the crow flies, behind those sets of ridges that separate us). My friends along teh coastal areas were reporting lightning shows. Same with a friend who lives in Simi. In the meantime, I sat in my backyard looking at a semi-clear sky, a mediocre sunset, and absolutely no rain...


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Beautiful scenery around you! I live in the concrete and suburban jungle.

Same here. I'm so over the suburbs.


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Oct 15, 2015 16:19 |  #7748

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trying to get my head around how this would work. You can't increase the image circle of the lens so the only way I can think this works is by cropping?



Some lenses have image circles much much bigger, I've seen medium format guys use 35mm lenses. Just this week I saw a Canon EF 800mm on a Pentax 67 body. 6x7 is gigantic compared to 35mm, I know since I shoot my RB67 daily.


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Oct 15, 2015 16:33 as a reply to  @ xpfloyd's post |  #7749

Brilliant!!!
Now after you get the parts/pieces please teach me the connections/wiring. Is it a simple matter of cutting/stripping/sold​ering?
On one timelapse with the Rii I used a Patriot fuel cell and powered via the USB but duh that blocks the USB which I wanted to go to the Syrp Genie so the Genie could trigger the firing/stop-move-shoot.
It's good that we can use the USB not only to charge but power the Rii but the dummy battery has its place too.

Eddie- my moniker here is my 'trail name'. I've been hiking/backpacking on the Appalachian Trail for 34+ years, some sections I've done 19 times :) On the AT we use trail names, and for several reasons=anonymity and they are easy to remember=no one remembers Joe Smith. Trail names are given to you by other hikers. When on the AT in Georgia my oldest daughter was hiking with me during thru-hiker season and she noticed everyone had a trail name. She then said 'dad you need a trail name and it should be MedicineMan'. I said 'why because I'm a pharmacist?' and she said 'no because of all the pills you take!'
There you go, true story :)

My other hobby is bushcraft and if you are lost in the Appalachian woodlands you'd want me there for rudimentary medicines crafted from the plants and an expansive plant knowledge on edibles. I am also versed in trapping and woodcraft but am generally a week hunter (even with a camera!).


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Oct 15, 2015 16:51 |  #7750

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Brilliant!!!
Now after you get the parts/pieces please teach me the connections/wiring. Is it a simple matter of cutting/stripping/sold​ering?
On one timelapse with the Rii I used a Patriot fuel cell and powered via the USB but duh that blocks the USB which I wanted to go to the Syrp Genie so the Genie could trigger the firing/stop-move-shoot.
It's good that we can use the USB not only to charge but power the Rii but the dummy battery has its place too.

Eddie- my moniker here is my 'trail name'. I've been hiking/backpacking on the Appalachian Trail for 34+ years, some sections I've done 19 times :) On the AT we use trail names, and for several reasons=anonymity and they are easy to remember=no one remembers Joe Smith. Trail names are given to you by other hikers. When on the AT in Georgia my oldest daughter was hiking with me during thru-hiker season and she noticed everyone had a trail name. She then said 'dad you need a trail name and it should be MedicineMan'. I said 'why because I'm a pharmacist?' and she said 'no because of all the pills you take!'
There you go, true story :)

My other hobby is bushcraft and if you are lost in the Appalachian woodlands you'd want me there for rudimentary medicines crafted from the plants and an expansive plant knowledge on edibles. I am also versed in trapping and woodcraft but am generally a week hunter (even with a camera!).

Well thanks for fixing my curiosity. You sound like you lead the life I want to live with regards to hiking and backpacking which is what I love, just not getting the time for it these days.

With regards to my diy power setup the reason I opted for the dummy battery and not powering by usb was because I think the heat is from the battery so want to completely remove it. The setup I've went for is plug and play however I'm a bit concerned as my supply is 9v and a fully charged Sony battery is around 8.5v (although rated at7.2v) so not sure if a bit to high. I've found a solution though, you can get led voltage regulators for about £5 which I will solder into the wire feeding the dummy battery. That way I can ensure I won't nuke my camera. Once I get the parts I will post a list and some photos (and also my findings after some long exposures)


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Oct 15, 2015 17:32 |  #7751

I just got my a7ii yesterday but still waiting for my lens :( doesnt come in til monday. Btw anybody ran into any issues with the watson batteries/charger?




  
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Oct 15, 2015 17:40 |  #7752

I use the Wasabi kit (2 extra batteries plus charger). It works great.


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Oct 15, 2015 17:49 |  #7753

Puckman wrote in post #17746979 (external link)
I use the Wasabi kit (2 extra batteries plus charger). It works great.

+1 on that. Nice to have an external charger too.


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Oct 15, 2015 18:08 |  #7754

Puckman wrote in post #17746979 (external link)
I use the Wasabi kit (2 extra batteries plus charger). It works great.

Same here. Got mine on Amazon for around $25.



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Oct 15, 2015 18:12 |  #7755

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I just got my a7ii yesterday but still waiting for my lens :( doesnt come in til monday. Btw anybody ran into any issues with the watson batteries/charger?




I got lucky and mine came with a Sony external charger and battery, but on my EOS M I've been using the wasabi units for 2 years with zero issues.


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