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Feb 26, 2018 07:44 |  #12331

has anyone created a very lightweight travel kit using the TAP

thinking something like this
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Jupiter 11A or even the Contax G 90 (will have its on TAP though)

you'll still have AF if you want to or go dull manual


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Feb 26, 2018 07:55 |  #12332

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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.

But what about that new dslr they just announced with the plastic lens mount, and not a pop up,.but manual pull up flash?


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Feb 26, 2018 08:00 |  #12333

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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 08:25 |  #12334

ccp900 wrote in post #18572490 (external link)
has anyone created a very lightweight travel kit using the TAP

thinking something like this
Leica wate
CV 40 1.4
Jupiter 11A or even the Contax G 90 (will have its on TAP though)

you'll still have AF if you want to or go dull manual

I have TAP and CV 35 with curvature fix.

IQ is super good, however, it's not lightweight. I'm sticking with native FE lenses if I want lightweight, the FE 28 is ~200g, FE 35 ~120g, FE 50 ~180g. Add in a 200 prime ~500g, and FE 12-24g ~500g, I've got my lenses down.

The TAP adapter by itself feels like 200g or so, heavy little sucker. CV 40 f1.4 is 200g+ I think and the T-stop is probably closer to F2.0-2.4 if I had to guess.

AF is OK in the central area, but if like me, you're shooting 35/85 combo.... the FE 85 just blows away in performance, while the 35 just stutters along. The optics are fantastic for sure, but AF is barely one notch above MF, and I'll often switch to MF mode if the light levels are low. The R3 is really spectacular in that regard, MF's very well.


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Feb 26, 2018 09:47 |  #12335

Jarvis Creative Studios wrote in post #18572494 (external link)
But what about that new dslr they just announced with the plastic lens mount, and not a pop up,.but manual pull up flash?

They must have a box of their old processors left over, saw that it’s a Digic 4. And 9 AF points. Anyone buying this would be better off just buying. $200 or so 60D, lol.


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Feb 26, 2018 10:12 |  #12336

You guys laugh st the eos M50 and t7 now, but Canon will sell a ton of these at Costco on black Friday, and in throwaway Amazon bundles with lens filters that don't fit. Sony might have all the fanciest tech, but Canon will continue to assert their dominance in the industry by winning the #I bought a "professional" camera but gave up because photography is hard so I'll use my smartphone instead market.


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Feb 26, 2018 10:37 |  #12337

I'm ready for winter to be over. Winter in Texas means it's cloudy as hell and rains everyday. My photography MOJO is dead because everyday is so ugly.

Excuses I know....


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Feb 26, 2018 10:43 |  #12338

mystik610 wrote in post #18572611 (external link)
I'm ready for winter to be over. Winter in Texas means it's cloudy as hell and rains everyday. My photography MOJO is dead because everyday is so ugly.

Excuses I know....

I know what you mean. Aside from the occasional nice sunrise or sunset, Winter is kind of depressing around here. I'm ready for wildflower season in the Hill Country.

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Feb 26, 2018 10:59 |  #12339

mystik610 wrote in post #18572611 (external link)
I'm ready for winter to be over. Winter in Texas means it's cloudy as hell and rains everyday. My photography MOJO is dead because everyday is so ugly.

Excuses I know....

I've got a sick baby, nothing kills photography like that ;-)a

I still managed to put close to 1K on my shutter over the weekend :-P

I just cant do anything planned, if my wife or the baby is feeling good, then I'll go, otherwise I'm pretty much baby sitting.

some shots from the old 28-75. On a GAS related note, really wish sigma to make the 135A in native mount. I dont think 105 will work for me, as an event lens, it replaces the 70-200, as I can typically get closer and make 135 work, however my past experience with 85/100/105 has me wishing for more. Not to say I cant make it work, but 85/135 does hit a pretty sweet spot for different scenarios.

that said, 85 I once considered a travel friendly lens, but over time.... too heavy ;-)a

so I could consolidate 85/135 with 105 as I only desire to have one very large portrait lens.

I like 85 for the slightly overhead portrait shots, they seem to be pretty popular when I do them. 135 is way too tight for that, 105 could probably maybe work.


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Feb 26, 2018 11:06 |  #12340

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I'm ready for winter to be over. Winter in Texas means it's cloudy as hell and rains everyday. My photography MOJO is dead because everyday is so ugly.

Excuses I know....

This has been the cloudiest winter yet in my three years here in West Point, Georgia. And, yes, it’s tough to get enthused about photography outdoors on these gloomy days.

Someone will make a comment about “big soft box in the sky”, but imo that is a feeble effort to put lipstick on a pig. ;) Sure, in some places in the world the drama of the natural landscape is so awesome (e.g. Iceland), that gloom and landscapes are a perfect match. But, for me, trying to make something of vastly more mundane landscapes, I need the sky to be at least slightly interesting. Generally overcast skies are not interesting. Heck, a clear plain blue sky is at least a vibrant color. My ideal world is direct sunshine at the very beginning and end of the day. #bigsoftboxintheskysuc​ks


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Feb 26, 2018 11:07 |  #12341

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I'm ready for winter to be over. Winter in Texas means it's cloudy as hell and rains everyday. My photography MOJO is dead because everyday is so ugly.

Excuses I know....

Winter definitely kills the shutter bug in me as well. I did get the wife out for a few winter shots portraits this past weekend. It was fun. I like taking the camer skiing but the visibility has been horrendous during the recent storms.


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Feb 26, 2018 11:16 |  #12342

A little color from Northern California to cheer you guys up ... :-D

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Feb 26, 2018 11:48 |  #12343

ccp900 wrote in post #18572490 (external link)
has anyone created a very lightweight travel kit using the TAP

thinking something like this
Leica wate
CV 40 1.4
Jupiter 11A or even the Contax G 90 (will have its on TAP though)

you'll still have AF if you want to or go dull manual

I have a lovely, lightweight, great IQ kit now ;-)a

A7, FE35/2.8, FE85/1.8 & the SEL2870 which with an L bracket and batteries comes in at under 1400 grams ;-)a


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Feb 26, 2018 12:27 |  #12344

David Arbogast wrote in post #18572641 (external link)
This has been the cloudiest winter yet in my three years here in West Point, Georgia. And, yes, it’s tough to get enthused about photography outdoors on these gloomy days.

Someone will make a comment about “big soft box in the sky”, but imo that is a feeble effort to put lipstick on a pig. ;) Sure, in some places in the world the drama of the natural landscape is so awesome (e.g. Iceland), that gloom and landscapes are a perfect match. But, for me, trying to make something of vastly more mundane landscapes, I need the sky to be at least slightly interesting. Generally overcast skies are not interesting. Heck, a clear plain blue sky is at least a vibrant color. My ideal world is direct sunshine at the very beginning and end of the day. #bigsoftboxintheskysuc​ks

Hehe yeah that's more of a portrait sentiment, but I wouldn't say grey skies make portraits look better...it just makes them easier to take since you have less directional light and contrast to contend with. But flat lighting often looks drab even with portraits. Whenever there's a big softbox in the sky, I make sure to bring my smaller softbox out to give some directional lighting :-)


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Feb 26, 2018 12:46 |  #12345

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I'm ready for winter to be over. Winter in Texas means it's cloudy as hell and rains everyday. My photography MOJO is dead because everyday is so ugly.

Excuses I know....

Man, I'd kill for some decent clouds out here.


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