General Photography Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Athiril

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    A7s was already excellent for Astro stuff with low read noise at iso 2000, wondering how this will push that further.

    So you just want 20 FPS burst?
     
  2. lonewolf1983

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    The reason that Canon/Nikon have not done their high end sports mirrorless is for a few reasons
    a) D6 and 1dxiii were already in the pipeline when the tech just wasnt there (at least for them)
    b) moving those shooters over to mirrorless in one hit is too big an ask - easier to get them using an R6 as a 2nd body to get used to it, and then next generation they are already somewhat accustomed to it.

    And yes, Canon expect those shooters to stick with the 1dxiii for at least a few years to recoup some costs
     
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    No anything over 5fps I can live with, 8fps is heaps. But a VF without lag and slideshow/blackout issues is key.
     
  4. phreeky82

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    Is this a suitable place to have a rant about selling old gear?

    - List 7D for sale for 550
    - Get asked if still available
    - Get asked if it's a mk2
    - Get offered 300
    - And repeat...

    If that is what it's worth I'll just hang onto it or loan to family.
     
  5. Hater

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    will it work with my nikon lenses?
     
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  6. metalrain

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    Probably better off as a 2nd or 3rd body. Perhaps even loan it to a youngin' wanting to get into photography.
     
  7. Xang

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    The A9 was under $4k at one point. It's the best action camera ever (except the A9II).
     
  8. metalrain

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    The Sony FE mount pro super tele lineup to go with those a9 series is stuff of envy. I'd imagine both Canon and Nikon have a long way to go to catch up on that department.
     
  9. lonewolf1983

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    not really, they're both equally as good (and a few grand cheaper) at least for the 400's
    Nikon's is slightly heavier though

    Nikon's range is far better too with 200mm f2, 300 f2.8, 120-300 2.8, 180-400 f4, 500mm f4 so Sony still does have a way to go.
     
  10. metalrain

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    Z mount native lenses?
     
  11. Hater

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    seriously wgaf

    in the right hands any of these systems will do great.
     
  12. metalrain

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    Just pointing out the disparity between the lens line-up in regards to the native mirrorless mounts.
     
  13. TheBear21

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    Gerald Undone - "The A7Siii has more dynamic range at ISO 102400 than the R5 does at it's native ISO."

    This is referring to video, not photos. Canon's native ISO in CLOG is 400.

     
  14. Dark Orange

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    I watched that video the other day - he's a great resource and that was a very interesting video.
    I passed it on to a Sony videographer who said she was very happy with her A7Riii and was just going to watch the first 5 minutes of it out of politeness. She's now looking to upgrade :)
     
  15. Dark Orange

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    As mentioned in another thread, I have just discovered the joys of vintage glass. I have long assumed it was the domain of wankers and hipsters, but bugger me if some of this stuff isn't actually awesome. Sure, they may not be as sharp as the latest mirrorless glass, but most of the "good" stuff is plenty sharp enough to give great results, as well as imparting a certain unique flavour to the images.

    A month ago I acquired a "Praktica" 50/1.4 which is ~50 years old and it is absolutely delightful and am in the process of adding more to my collection that I hope will be even more special (they certainly were more expensive).

    Does anybody else use old lenses on new gear?
     
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    I used to do more when I was shooting APS Canon....on M43 you tend to lose everything interesting about it, you just get the "mostly sharp but not terrific" central crop.
     
  17. Hater

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    I use a bunch of old Nikon glass on an original BlackMagic Pocket with the Super 16 sensor. I have swapped to doing everything with this setup now as it’s so pretty and smooth. Heaps of people are starting to do it now as the hyper sharp + saturated video look is overdone and boring these days
     
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    Ordered a Bronica SQ-Ai from Japan as well that hasn’t arrived yet. This RZ came up locally and I grabbed it in case I don’t like square format.

    This thing is a beast!!! Properly huge.
     

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  19. Athiril

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    6x7 is much nicer than square, nice score
     
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    This is why I went full retard and bought the Mamiya tonight also. I think the Bronica is going to be the nicer of the cameras. I'm just not sure square is going to be what I want to shoot. That said I think I can get 645 backs for it.
     
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