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Feb 25, 2018 20:24 |  #12316

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Us early adopters, will we ever learn.

nope...I take the good with the bad...I bought my last new car, first run of the new car...it had issues, but I never regretted it...I don't regret the a9...it was a big ask to buy it...but I love it and use it all the time...


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Feb 25, 2018 20:30 |  #12317

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18572260 (external link)
First 'real' use of the Laowa 15/2.
What do you all think of the ring flare?
Me, I kinda like it.
This was the venue -Circle Bar B Reserve- where we covered 27 miles looking for
critters and is now our favorite place in Florida. Maybe not panthers or manatee there
but everything else can be found (if you walk far enough).

And Vinz, I bracketed and this was my first melding of images via RP3.


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nice. how do you like the Raya3?

I kinda like that red ring flare too.


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Feb 25, 2018 20:34 |  #12318

vinmunoz wrote in post #18572263 (external link)
nice. how do you like the Raya3?

I kinda like that red ring flare too.

Thanks Vinz. I don't know about RP3 yet, first try....if followed his video and that was the outcome.
I don't know honestly if I like it any better than using the HDR melding in PScc....but I was using
quick/easy/Simple Simon mode and Jimmy says to get the best results to keep advancing. Rare I get
a landscape and Florida is not fraught with them but landscaping is something I want to move to. I
can't shoot bierds the rest of my life.


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Feb 25, 2018 21:30 |  #12319

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Usually when things like this happen its bone-headed manufacturing or design decisions that create problems that weren't detected until the cameras went live. It isn't unique to photography either...generally, it's best not to get the first batch of a product as these types of issues happen all of the time.

In the case of the 5DIII, there was a light leak in the top LCD deck on the first batch...I never had a problem, but sent it in anyway. Rx1RII had a light leak in the pop-up EVF, which I hard fixed too.

Yea I understand that. But I look at this as something similar to the tripod mount or strap holders failing. A part that never should fail does. And does anyone have any clue on how they repair it to make it better? How do I know this isn't going to happen in another 6-9 months?


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Feb 25, 2018 21:44 |  #12320

Jarvis Creative Studios wrote in post #18572291 (external link)
Yea I understand that. But I look at this as something similar to the tripod mount or strap holders failing. A part that never should fail does. And does anyone have any clue on how they repair it to make it better? How do I know this isn't going to happen in another 6-9 months?

Life's a gamble man! Personally I don't trust any camera except the Olympus sitting next to me as I type......but I've been reading about the swiss-cheese bottom on the A7Riii and water ingress and thinking about what my A7Rii has been through--and it still keeps on ticking....but I never sat it down in a puddle of water either.
Agreed Sony should have done better, but I can say that about anything I've every bought, that something could have been better.
But you are a working pro and this means money to you....to me the hobbyist, ah, oh well.


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Feb 25, 2018 21:57 |  #12321

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18572299 (external link)
Life's a gamble man! Personally I don't trust any camera except the Olympus sitting next to me as I type......but I've been reading about the swiss-cheese bottom on the A7Riii and water ingress and thinking about what my A7Rii has been through--and it still keeps on ticking....but I never sat it down in a puddle of water either.
Agreed Sony should have done better, but I can say that about anything I've every bought, that something could have been better.
But you are a working pro and this means money to you....to me the hobbyist, ah, oh well.

I'm switching back to Canon. Haha just kidding. But I am a bit nervous about how this hotshoe holds up even after the repair.


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Feb 25, 2018 22:37 as a reply to  @ Jarvis Creative Studios's post |  #12322

Of course you could go wireless ?? Those GoDox modules for the hotshoe weigh very little. But you do weddings I think? and all wedding photographers must be mobile with flash on the camera for what little I know.


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Feb 25, 2018 23:15 |  #12323

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Of course you could go wireless ?? Those GoDox modules for the hotshoe weigh very little. But you do weddings I think? and all wedding photographers must be mobile with flash on the camera for what little I know.

I mean I could go with an L bracket. Attach a flash to that and use a cable. Or they could, you know, make a hotshoe that doesn't break from a normal flash being put on it? ;-)a.

But yes. It would make my job much harder to not have an on camera flash for impromptu portraits / candids at events.


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Feb 25, 2018 23:50 |  #12324

i hope the A7R3 did not inherit that hotshoe issue.


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Feb 26, 2018 00:03 |  #12325

My a7R II took a slight spill (I fell while carrying my tripod-mounted camera) and it appears my USB input no longer functions.

I had my cable release attached when it fell and it may have jerked the connection. I was hoping the failure was in the cable release, but when I got home and tried my second cable release it didn’t work either. So, looks like I’ll be stuck using the IR remote, which also means I won’t be able to use bulb mode (no biggie thanks to SR app). It also means no more firmware updates (no biggie there either, since the a7R II is unlikely to be getting more updates with the a7R III now released.

Of course I can send it in to be repaired, but I’ll wait till next year when I get a second body (a9 or a7R II).


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Feb 26, 2018 01:39 |  #12326

vinmunoz wrote in post #18572348 (external link)
i hope the A7R3 did not inherit that hotshoe issue.

I have not heard anything that makes me think it did.


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Feb 26, 2018 02:40 |  #12327

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Feb 26, 2018 05:03 |  #12328

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the 85 f1.8 is a good bit smaller than the EF 85 adapted. Here’s to hopeful thinking.

Would love a 105 to pair with 35, but won’t accept any weight. I do like that pair better, as the vintage Nikon 105 was fantastic.

the reason these lenses are larger and heavier is all the tech they put in it. IS/OSS for example then modern lenses now have like 100 elements in 50 groups compared to the old designs if 5 elements in 3 groups.

I am actually liking the old designs more and more. if they make these old designs with the native af implementation it would be a great time for me personally.

an option would be to use TAP but I don't think it does well with AFC Eye AF obviously not same as native.


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Feb 26, 2018 05:07 |  #12329

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My interest in the 105 f1.4 would be as a working horse portrait lens so the size isn't a big deal and no need for filter for portraits. I'd consolidate the 85 GM and Sigma 135 into this lens to basically get a similar background blur as the 135, but with an easier working distance. I like the aesthetic of a 135mm FOV, but the working distance makes it awkward when giving direction to your subjects because you're so far away when you're shooting anything other than a headshot. This is the reason I've never kept 135mm lenses even though I love the look.

I think for posed portraiture, I'd like to go 35mm, 50mm, and 105mm. I've been having crazy thoughts about the Nikon 105 1.4, but this Sigma simplifies things for me.

One other thought: while I hope Sigma makes some compact FE primes with presumably smaller apertures, I like the idea of taking their DSLR lenses and putting an FE mount on it if it means you get better AF than when using an adapter. Let's face it, like Jeffrey said, large aperture native lenses that aren't wide angles are basically DSLR sized anyway, and this would be a fast way to build the FE lens offerings up. There is a lot of really nice ART glass out there.

there would be a slight difference in your compression though with the 105 vs 135


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Feb 26, 2018 05:39 |  #12330

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Canons upcoming eos m body looks really promising. Still no FF mirrorless though

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Just as I suspected, it’s a half baked release, just let’s Canon say “look we do a 4K mirrorless”. 1.6x crop on top of the 1.6x crop of their sensor, so it’s a 2.56x crop. So your 22mm lens, which was a 35mm equivalent is now a 56mm equivalent. Has 4K, but no DPAF in 4K. Only offers 24p, no 30p. Has Eye detect, but only in AF-S. Has a mic input, but when you flip out that screen to the side, the wires of the mic will block the screen. Also battery life is rated for 235 shots, which is pathetic compared to the 400 of the a6300/6500, and even less than their m6which is 295.

Yes the price is lower, but what was once thought of possibly being value priced is now overpriced compared to the competition.


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