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  1. Hopefully, when released these will be easier to get then the 400mm f/2.8 GM. Not likely to be announced during the 2019 NABShow although, SONY is making an announcement today at 2:oo pm PST From Alpha Rumors https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/new-sony-patent-discloses-500-f-4-and-600-f-4-e-mount-lens-design/
  2. bdrc


    Travel shoot at Kundasang, Sabah. With Mount Kinabalu as backdrop. Taken with A7iii, Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f/1.4 MD: Vivi Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bdrc1989/
  3. Hi all, Avid A7RII user here - but trying to find a lens solution for a current project. I am looking for a not huge, fixed telephoto lens somewhere in the 120-150 range - preferably a 135. Curious as to what good options would be? I can't seem to find much of anything, which is frustrating, and thought there might be some good user experience here? My biggest concerns are the size/weight of the lens and IQ. I walk miles with my camera, and weight is important. It's why I got the Sony. Right now I usually use the Contax G 90mm 2.8 with the converter, and it is a fantastic size/IQ combination for what I am shooting - but even this wonderful, older lens has its' limits on the Sony sensor, so I'd like to not get any worse in terms of IQ, but it's too short for some of the work I need to do. Aperture is not a big concern - an f/4 lens could work. Manual focus is not a big deal but if this comes on an older lens that renders colors like an older lens I can't have it for what I'm shooting. The Contax G lenses are as old as I can get an even that 90 renders colors not *quite* as well as the 55 I have, which makes the images harder to use in continuity. Budget is also not really a concern, unless we're getting like, over $2k. (I would like to spend less but if I can find the right tool I will pay for it). I know I'm spoiled with the size of the 90 though. I've seen some off brands like Rokinon etc but should I trust them? My gear knowledge has it's limits and I usually stick to native brands or Zeiss glass. Never really trusted those other ones but maybe they are better these days? Last time I looked seriously into a third party lens was the sigmas back in like 2007 for my Nikons - I don't buy a whole lot of gear.
  4. Hey! I just recently bought the Fotodiox mount adapter from Nikkor F-Mount to E- mount, so I can use my two Rokinon lenses on my a7 camera. I have the Rokinon 16mm t2.2 full frame and Rokinon 85mm t1.5 full frame. I tried the adapter with my 16mm and it worked just fine both APS-C OFF and ON. But the 85mm doesn't work when I switch between APS-C OFF and ON and it stays in ON , so I can't use the whole full frame and it sticks with the crop APS-C. I've just tried these settings in the a7 Menu since I can't find anywhere else an option to work this out. Any ideas? Thank you !
  5. Hi everyone! I just acquired a couple of months ago the Sony a6000 to start into serious photography (I used to shoot IPhone and even if I love it, I've always looked for better and true stunning photos), I paired it with the Sigma 16mm F1.4 and love the versatility and the results especially the image quality. I've used primarily as an all-round, travel, every day photography even environmental portraits in low light. I'm very excited since just received the A7III in addition to start in the FF world and I'm just trying to decide the first lens should I buy for, after reading and watching a lot of reviews I narrowed my search to the following candidates: Sony 24-105mm F4 G, very useful focal length range and super sharp, F4 aperture may be compensated by increasing ISO in low light situations. Tamron 28-75mm F2.8, standard zoom lens for landscape, portrait and street photography, the F2.8 and apparently good sharpness is something really gets me. Sony Zeiss 50mm F1.4 / 55mm F1.8 standard primes, the overall performance and good perks of the 55mm are great, but the reviews about the stunning pop ("like magic") of the 50mm image quality really wants me to incline for this lens, is that really good? Sony 24mm F1.4 G Master, in pre-order right now but I really expect an excellent performance and to be a go-to for landscape photography and overkill the previous experience with the Sigma 16mm 1.4 (APS-C). I can just afford 1 lens this year (I won't be buying another lens even after savings) and don't mind to be walking in or out to get the perfect composition, I just want to get the best experience and image quality and start building my lens kit after time. Thank you for the feedback!
  6. From the album: Architecture of Connecticut

    Sony A7 at 15mm with SEL1018

    © Dave Everett 2014

  7. From the album: Architecture of Connecticut

    Sony A7 at 15mm with SEL1018

    © Dave Everett 2014

  8. From the album: Architecture of Connecticut

    Sony A7 at 15mm with SEL1018

    © Dave Everett 2014

  9. Hi All, I'm curious about your opinion of the a6000. I currently have the basic a5000 and, honestly, have been impressed with its performance using a 55-210mm lens. I can get gorgeous images with terrific bokeh, I like the size, and I'm not bothered by some grain. I currently have the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses, which have served my photo avocation needs just fine, and would like to continue using them with a better camera. I've been looking at the A7, A7ii, a6500 and a6000. I'm not crazy about the idea of having to start buying full-frame lenses for the A7 and A7ii, although I understand both will accommodate my current e-mount lenses. So right now, interestingly, I am leaning toward the economical a6000, mainly because it has an optical viewfinder, fast 11 fps continuous shooting, hybrid AF, and the 24 MP sensor. I tend to shoot a lot of close-ups and portrait shots, not usually in low light. Do you think I need the full frame sensor to "take my images to the next level?" And do I need the internal 5-axis in-body image stabilization in the a6500? My impression is that the Optical Steady Shot stabilization in my lenses is good enough. Would they be notably better with in-camera stabilization too? Thank you!! Here's are a couple of pictures I shot yesterday: butterfly cemetery sunset
  10. Hi guys, I[ve got a brand new A7RII, and have been using it mainly for photography, As far as I can see, all firmware is the latest, and it is being used in pairing with a Sony Zeiss 24-70 f/4 lens. Today I had a video shoot for a client, however when inspecting the footage, I've seen that a LOT of the clips are covered in weird vertical noise patterns, lines, or something - I really have no idea what they are. I have no idea at all how to fix this and what is causing it, please, please can anyone help out? This is not happening to any clips shot at any other resolution than 4K. Please, does anyone have any ideas as to what this is and how to fix it? Please see attached picture!
  11. There are a lot of posts about using aps-c lenses on the full frame bodies but they all seem to be about the quality of stills which is a different thing. I am considering getting one of the power zoom aps-c lenses for my a7ii for use every now and then but not sure about how good this will work in video mode and I have no aps-c lenses to test with. I will need to use aps-c crop mode for this. But not sure how the video quality will be from using just a part of the sensor, and if it is worth it. I have found some footage on youtube and vimeo but would like to see some uncompressed footage before buying anything. Have anyone found an uncompressed file to download anywhere on the web or have experiences with this for video use?
  12. Hello all, could someone please tell me how the following lens's would work with my A7? I understand they are e-mount, but as far as I can tell they are not full-frame, so I want to know...will the 50mm act like a 75, and the 35 act like a 50mm? And will they end up as cropped images or would they in fact be full frame just a larger .mm because of the size of the sensor? thank you ! Sony SEL50F18/B 50mmhttp://www.amazon.com/Sony-SEL50F18-Mount-Cameras-Black/dp/B00EPWC30O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442186645&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+50mm+1.8 Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime Fixed Lenshttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096W1P5W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A36DL6WLK2RE7O
  13. Hi all. First post here, so be gentle please. I'm an enthusiast level Fuji X user who ran into the limitations of the crop sensor this weekend when I had to print images in large sizes for the first time. This led me to a bunch of Googling, which eventually brought me to the Sony A7 line. I make no money from my photography but LOVE taking photos, processing, reviewing, etc... My question is this: the Fuji X line is fine for what it is, but I'm getting more and more into night photography, landscapes, and long exposures, and everything I read about the Sony A7 line and it's full frame sensor is positive. I can trade all my Fuji gear and get an A7 and a kit lens (or a 28mm prime) for a reasonable price. As I want something I'm going to grow into, I'm wondering if now is the time to jump to the mirrorless full frame game, and if so, which A7 would best suit me. Again, I'm not a pro, but an extremely avid enthusiast. Thank you for any help and input, and I hope to learn a lot from everyone here. Jason A. Westchester, NY
  14. Last Friday I revisited one of my favorite architectural locations, the state Capitol building in Hartford, CT USA. It was built in the "Eastlake Movement" style in 1878. I last shot the interior with Nikon equipment three years ago, so with the recent acquisition of a Sony A7, a6000, and SEL1018 I set out to better my first attempt. I picked up the 10-18mm ultra wide zoom used from another user on a forum recently, knowing that it would be fully functional on my a6000 across the entire range, but most especially also useful in the mid-range on the A7 full frame. I found the "sweet spot" with the lens (no vignetting) at 15mm on my A7. You can see the great results with very little distortion in these photos. Enjoy! -Dave Everett
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