Who cares, right? It did make me wonder, however, what could happen if Apple acquired an imaging division and let them use Apple's computational photography expertise. It probably won't happen, but I still wonder what such a product would be like, e.g., a fixed zoom large sensor camera with...
Slightly cropped, both taken with the 30 1.4 stopped down, lens firmware upgraded to the v03 and AF is about the same or faster than the Sony 50mm 1.8 OSS lens, which is not ideal for fast moving subjects.
Does anybody have experience with fully electronic 3rd party lens on Sony bodies, if a lens like for example the Sigma 30 1.4, provides embedded correction profile, does the live view apply distortion correction?
I'm not asking about jpg or raw corrections, but the live view as that will affect...
This was the first lens I got for my Sony system. I took this photo at the subway during peak hour, the lady wearing a speaker probably has got the easiest job, to tell people to wait for the next train, luckily we don't have those "pushers" you see in Japan or even Beijing these days.
Here she is.
You might know those things that no reviews ever cover but can really make a camera system undependable for certain types of work, and when you ask, people tell you "that's what manual mode's for", or "that's just the way it is", it shouldn't have to be.
And TTL flash has long been the worst...
Please pardon the joke and the nerdy nature of these pictures. I tried to vary the iso a bit.
You've seen these bottles before. They are in our display case and these samples are about 100 years old. The Chrome yellow is a little more yellow than the actual chemical sample.
I'll start with one I took today with the a6400. I'm a little surprised that besides maintaining excellent contrast and sharpness, this lens seems to deliver neutral colours, and I'm skeptical about Sony colours.
Hi folks, why let FF gets all the fun? Let's see your Sony APS-C images. I got my a6400 yesterday and I'll start with one I took for testing the animal eye AF, it works
even on a wandering dog.
Now please show us yours.
Sold my Canon, got the Sony, no, let me rephrase that in the correct order.
I already hate the Sony colours.
Bought the Sony a6400 and 50 1.8 OSS to see if the animal eye af is as good as I wanted, ended up going out in a rainy day today to sell all my Canon gears and was originally set out to...
I returned my used A7R2 for various reasons and decided I’m going to get a new one. However, I can now look at the A73 for only $200 more. My thoughts are:
1. I think I would enjoy the higher resolution. I like detailed images and crop space.
2. It is a bit cheaper.
3. Not too worried...
...and I just wanted to share some of my initial thoughts.
it was a lot lighter than I thought it would be.
the AF was better than I thought, but it was also a lot slower than I would like in a camera for say shooting street. However, in a studio or landscape setting, I can see it being just...
While I was in the camera store yesterday, the Sony reps were there and brought with them some of the new A7R Mark IV.
My impressions (camera body):
The camera body is still not for me. The grip of the camera just doesn't feel good in my hands..
The physical controls are decent. Some tweaks...
I've read people complaining about Sony's stop down focus accuracy issue, unlike Canon that opens up the aperture fully during AF, Sony stops down the lens during continuous AF if you set a smaller aperture value for capturing, e.g. studio work. The reason being Sony does this to avoid heavy...
Here's the official word... $1400 for the A6600 body and $750 for the A6100 body...
Sony announces a6600 with image stabilization and Real-time Tracking autofocus
Sony's new low-priced a6100 is a stripped-down a6400
And here are the zooms - a 16-55mm f/2.8 for $1400 and a 70-350mm f4.5-6.3...
Sony introduces the a7R IV with 61 Megapixel full-frame sensor
More to the point, precisely *not* what I have been waiting for (not that there is anything particularily urgent); the fact that my whole processing chain couldn't handle those files only supports my take on this. However...
Hi Folks - A quick question - How do you recenter the focus point on an RX100 V, (or other versions), after having repositioned it for focusing that is not in the middle of the frame? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
. . . David
I've been searching for a cheap replacement for my Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 Nokton MC. While it was very sharp in the center, the field curvature softness was really starting to bug me due to the thick sensor stack of the Sony bodies. I've been looking at other alternatives such as the Voigtlander...
The A7s seems to have recently dropped in used prices, so I was able to get one from Adorama.com for a pretty good deal. I have been wanting to try one for some time, but wasn't sure it could compete with may A7ii.
What I have found so far is that I prefer the size of the A7s as well as the...
Looks like someone just usurped the Fuji 90mm as the new Wakizashi (Katana) of sharp short teles.
As is sometimes the case, I got access to a couple of pre-release copies of the new Sony FE...
Found this Youtube video. thought it interesting.
They tested the eye/face detect functions of the following cameras:
Canon EOS R, Fuji X-T3, Nikon Z6, Sony a9, Sony a7 III and Sony a6400
It is 20 minutes long, but if you scroll through the timeline bar, you'll see the thumbnails fear each...
I've had a 7ii for awhile and never really tested the CAF. After picking up the tamron I gave it a try at a high school basketball game. I was very impressed at how accurate, quick and silent it was. There was no hunting or pulsing and lens performed great. Here's a few shots, nothing noteworthy...
I currently have a bunch of m43 lenses and two 5 Mk II but I am not satisfied because of the quality of the images. Not that they are bad, but rather I find the ones from Sony to be far better with more colour rendition, sharpness and so on. They just please me more to the eye that's all.
For all users of the Samyang 35mm f/2.8 FE (at least if you have the latest firmware, version "03"): The lens focuses much faster and more accurately if you *switch off" Pre-AF on your Sony A7 II; I guess that's probably true for all Sony cameras, at least those with hybrid AF.
I don't know why...
Our town had a fun balloon glow event. Even though it got pretty chilly for us, it was fun hanging out, watching the balloons and chatting with neighbors
Balloon glow in fountain Park closes out 2018
A6000 and 50mm on a monopod got the job done.
First the Balloons and the fire that gets...
Had some time yesterday and took a short hike on one of our local trails
My short hiking pack. A large water bottle holder fits my A6000 and most of my lenses quite well and keeps the kit really secure. (Shot on my Note 5)
A6000 and 18-135mm
This short trail as a lot of signage
Sony has been aggressively focusing on FF cameras, and so far it seems like it was the right call. Now the A6xxx series feels a bit neglected, not to mention the lens selection. What do you Sony shooters reckon?
A6000 and 50mm SEL. Thank goodness for a flash
What a crazy night. We went to a Haunted house that our niece was a participant in. He puts on quite a show. It is kind of a weird holiday that I'm not crazy about it but my wife loves it.
Went to a little show at one of the local airports that has a CAF Museum:
Vintage Wings & Wheels Car Show 2018 | Airbase Arizona - Commemorative Air Force
A6000 and 28mm Sigma MF
Cars first: (So much glare and I forgot to bring a filter)
Out yesterday in Phoenix with the car after a good wash and stopped to get a few shots.
A6000 and 28mm Sigma MF. Wrong time of the day though, 1:00 in the afternoon so I did my best. That early afternoon sun is harsh ;-)
Currently sitting around a pool on Ischia, my thoughts turn to toying with the idea of something tiny and high quality. m4/3 is not for me, so in today's market that means Sony.
I'm happy with a 2x zoom, and value lens speed over reach. I want decent jpgs with the ability to capture raw for...
A friend of mine has a Sony A5100. She recently found a canon film camera with a couple EF autofocus lens. I know they're not the best but I told her she should get an adapter to use the lens on her sony. I doubt there would be any AF function with these old lens but is there any apeture...
Hung out and watched some fireworks for the 4th of July
Fourth at the Fountain
A6000 and 28-70mm FE. Forgot the tripod.
Agh, dirty glasses. Oh well.
Just a couple that turned out doing it handheld
The Sony A7 (the original) is pretty cheap right now. The 50 1.4 is also pretty cheap. Is the combo worth it as a low light non-action camera? I have no experience with Sony FF so i’m looking for advice from real users. I’ve already looked at the old reviews.