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Feb 20, 2016 11:33 |  #13366

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homeboy needs glasses now

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glasses are a pain to deal with, kids keep dropping them while playing at schools. I ended up getting eyeglass straps/cords, and they've been a life saver, but a little dorky. I've dropped my oakleys before, wish I knew about the straps earlier...


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Feb 20, 2016 11:35 |  #13367

Charlie wrote in post #17905701 (external link)
glasses are a pain to deal with, kids keep dropping them while playing at schools. I ended up getting eyeglass straps/cords, and they've been a life saver, but a little dorky. I've dropped my oakleys before, wish I knew about the straps earlier...

Good tip Charlie...have never had to deal with glasses before (I don't wear glasses/contacts).


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Feb 20, 2016 11:42 |  #13368

TRhoads wrote in post #17905693 (external link)
I have been walking around the track and paddock today with the A7R and the Sigma 20mmART.... I love this lens...

I've been very curious about this lens. Would love to hear more detail about your experience with it.


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Feb 20, 2016 11:55 |  #13369

Puckman wrote in post #17905710 (external link)
I've been very curious about this lens. Would love to hear more detail about your experience with it.

I will have a bunch of photos to post once I get home.


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Feb 20, 2016 12:08 |  #13370

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I had a question about eye af on the original a7.

I haven't used any native lenses on the a7 yet, but will probably pick up a couple down the road and I'm interested in eye AF for
Portraits. I also use back button focusing with the button (where the af/mf and ael toggle switch is). I'm wondering if it's possible to activate eye af
And still use back button focusing in an intuitive fashion?

I've never liked "half press" autofocusing.

I'm not sure about eye af on the original A7 but yes i use the AF/MF for a normal focusing. I customized the AEL button to activate eye af(AFC mode). It works. I'm also a fan of back button focus since canon. Make sure you deactivate AF on the shutterbutton.


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Feb 20, 2016 12:42 |  #13371

You have to press and hold whatever button you programme as eye af to make it work. I don't think the same button can be for back button focus. The workaround would be the ael mf/af button. Flick it up and have back button focus on the button and flick it down to have eye af on tye button.


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Feb 20, 2016 12:46 |  #13372

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For Puckman... ;-)a

I managed to find a little time yesterday to go out to a nearby spot to get some practice flight time in with my Phantom 3. Most of my time was spent trying to remember things like which way to roll the wheel to tilt the camera up/down , etc. I did try to do a POI shot of my car for the first time too. This was rendered as 2160p video using the highest 2704 x 1520 resolution of the P3 Standard.



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Feb 20, 2016 13:02 |  #13373

jocau wrote in post #17905592 (external link)
I think his review is pretty decent since he doesn't only look at sharpness and CA, but also at bokeh and flare resistance at different apertures. Which part(s) of the rendering aspect isn't he mentioning according to you? The more I see and read about the Samyang 135mm F/2, the more I think it's the best 135mm lens for the money and it's also in the top 3 of best 135mm lenses available right now.

Actually you're right. It's among the better reviews for showing rendering...I haven't viewed the review on my PC yet, but on my iPad the images are too small. Still, I give them much higher marks than other more popular review sites like Photozone, DXO, and others that focus almost solely on the measurables and just provide some token sample shots without commentary to cover the rendering aspect.

What I would love to see in that review is the same shots taken with all the lenses they mention in their review. Take the "Pin Pal" doll aperture series; I want to see the same series with SY as well so I can see how each lens renders the OOF. All the bokeh comparison I see is bokeh ball coparison (SY is the best there!). Maybe I missed something? To be fair, it is only a Zeiss APO Sonnar review, but they brought the SY and Nikkor into the review, so I want to see more extensive comparisons.

Factoring the money, for sure the SY looks like an easy winner. Whenever you finally pull the trigger on an a7R XIV you should definitely get one for it. :p I am kidding, but it does raise an interesting point for you: You are waiting for the perfect camera, but even if one finally is released there aren't any perfect lenses to attach it to. In fact lenses contribute a lot more to an image quality than camera stuff like compressed raw. Lens decisions are way harder than camera ones, imo.


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Feb 20, 2016 13:10 |  #13374

TRhoads wrote in post #17905718 (external link)
I will have a bunch of photos to post once I get home.

Renting? Would love to know how Sigma compares to Loxia 21mm. Heck, I've even contemplated the Nikon 20mm, which seems to be superb as well.


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Feb 20, 2016 13:27 |  #13375

David Arbogast wrote in post #17905770 (external link)
Actually you're right. It's among the better reviews for showing rendering...I haven't viewed the review on my PC yet, but on my iPad the images are too small. Still, I give them much higher marks than other more popular review sites like Photozone, DXO, and others that focus almost solely on the measurables and just provide some token sample shots without commentary to cover the rendering aspect.

What I would love to see in that review is the same shots taken with all the lenses they mention in their review. Take the "Pin Pal" doll aperture series; I want to see the same series with SY as well so I can see how each lens renders the OOF. All the bokeh comparison I see is bokeh ball coparison (SY is the best there!). Maybe I missed something? To be fair, it is only a Zeiss APO Sonnar review, but they brought the SY and Nikkor into the review, so I want to see more extensive comparisons.

Factoring the money, for sure the SY looks like an easy winner. Whenever you finally pull the trigger on an a7R XIV you should definitely get one for it. :p I am kidding, but it does raise an interesting point for you: You are waiting for the perfect camera, but even if one finally is released there aren't any perfect lenses to attach it to. In fact lenses contribute a lot more to an image quality than camera stuff like compressed raw. Lens decisions are way harder than camera ones, imo.

Funny, but with lenses I have less problems. I really have to control myself to not get the Samyang 135mm F/2 right now (EF mount). But since I want a native lens mount, I know I would have to buy it once more in the future if I buy it right now. And then it becomes an expensive lens with a not so great value anymore. I also don't want to end up with a gazillion of lenses. I like vincent's approach on this (2 or 3 lenses only).

The A7RII is very close to meeting my needs, but I ain't paying €3.500 for a camera body. Simply not going to happen. The A7II is close too, but I know I'm gonna miss Eye AF in AF-C mode. The A6300 could have been my easy way into the Sony system, but it lacks too many important features for being such a new camera (uncompressed/lossless compression 14-bit RAW files, IBIS, BSI and a decent flash sync speed) and the price is too high.


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Feb 20, 2016 13:32 |  #13376

David Arbogast wrote in post #17905785 (external link)
Renting? Would love to know how Sigma compares to Loxia 21mm. Heck, I've even contemplated the Nikon 20mm, which seems to be superb as well.

Speaking about the Loxia 2.8/21...

Review: Loxia 2.8/21 vs Distagon 2.8/21 (external link)


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Feb 20, 2016 13:32 |  #13377

Today's combination, Sony a7II, MBIV and Canon 70-300mm IS DO--a lens that gets little respect or attention.


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Feb 20, 2016 13:36 |  #13378

This one I post unedited, just so you know what the Sony a7II, MB IV and Canon 70-300 IS DO is capable of together.


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Feb 20, 2016 14:40 |  #13379

Jason Lanier tests the G master 85 f1.4 in a real world shoot. Bokeh looks oval to me but clean. Looks like a fat lens but very nice performer.

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Feb 20, 2016 14:46 |  #13380

digital_AM wrote in post #17905902 (external link)
Jason Lanier tests the G master 85 f1.4 in a real work shoot. Bokeh looks oval to me but clean. Looks like a fat lens but very nice performer.

http://youtu.be/XanRJL​X-2vo (external link)

Jason proves that you can't say "G Master" without laughing. It sounds like a lens you'd find at an "Adult" store. ;)


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