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Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:


I'm trying out Sony's 1" and 1/2.3" offerings lately. They're perfectly fine for the majority of my actual picture taking needs.


Like what? And what are your impressions of their handling? What causes you to reach for one or the other?
 



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Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

I'm a retired bum who gets paid for doing nothing.


And the more I do of it the better. It's a great life if we don't weaken.

Just read a Nikon exec's quote that IBIS can allow misalignment of the sensor causing a lack of sharpness. Do I now have an excuse for all my out of focus shots starting with an A100? To take a line from the blues, If it weren't for bad focus I wouldn't have any focus at all.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote whiteheat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2018 at 00:57
Originally posted by Cliff Cliff wrote:

Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

I'm a retired bum who gets paid for doing nothing.


And the more I do of it the better. It's a great life if we don't weaken.

Just read a Nikon exec's quote that IBIS can allow misalignment of the sensor causing a lack of sharpness. Do I now have an excuse for all my out of focus shots starting with an A100? To take a line from the blues, If it weren't for bad focus I wouldn't have any focus at all.

I guess that Nikon exec also failed to mention that any misalignment on any OSS lens could also produce a lack of sharpness? No, he wouldn't would he, even though it's probably much more likely to occur in a lens with much heavier glass elements than to a much lighter in body sensor.
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Originally posted by Photosopher Photosopher wrote:

Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

I'm trying out Sony's 1" and 1/2.3" offerings lately. They're perfectly fine for the majority of my actual picture taking needs.

Like what?

Just regular-life-type stuff ... what they used to call Kodak moments. I've owned several small-sensor Sonys in the past, but the current generation is much better. There's now an HX90V and RX100III in our family.

And what are your impressions of their handling?

They're tiny! I come close to dropping them every time I use them because there's so little to hang onto. On the other hand, the tininess is greatly appreciated when I'm not actually shooting. The user interface is ... well, it's Sony ... so I'm accustomed to it.

What causes you to reach for one or the other?

The HX90V has the smaller sensor and the 720mm equivalent zoom range and GPS (with not just coordinates embedded in the image files, but also continuous tracking saved to a text file), so it's best for outdoors. The RX100III has the larger sensor and bounceable flash and faster lens (with much shorter zoom range), so it's best for indoors and low light.

They should make a good pair for a big family trip this summer.
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oops, posted here in error.
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Forgive my ignorance please Wouldn't misalignment of the sensor result in misalignment of the image? How would it affect focus?
 



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ooops... see below.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Photosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2018 at 01:53
Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

I'm trying out Sony's 1" and 1/2.3" offerings lately. They're perfectly fine for the majority of my actual picture taking needs....
They should make a good pair for a big family trip this summer.


Impressive, I just looked up the HX90V. How useful. It's good to see purpose driven purchases. I fear all too often people make purchases hoping to find purpose.

You've been hinting at the all in one cams for some time now. I hope you post photos here and share your thoughts on using them. Seriously interested in seeing a running review on these little kits by someone who knows their way around a camera. I'd be interested in your photosophy while using them too, and how your approach may change from using larger cameras. Enjoy.

BTW... Does your a99 get much action these days?

EDIT: I just saw on another post where you sold it. I keep one around for dirty bruiser work. It's a real tough cookie. OTOH, a pair of Hassey HV's wait eagerly in another bag for black tie assignments. They look great with a monkey suit and some clients are best served that way. But I think the RX100 might have same effect, in more of a James Bond kind of way.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2018 at 02:23
Originally posted by Photosopher Photosopher wrote:

You've been hinting at the all in one cams for some time now. I hope you post photos here and share your thoughts on using them.

Well, maybe briefly in some other thread 'cuz dyxum is supposed to be about the big guns. (I did confirm that the RX100III (max aperture f/1.8) is just as good as my A55 with Sony 18-55 II (max aperture f/3.5) attached, and probably a bit sharper as well. Equivalence proves itself again.

... a pair of Hassey HV's wait eagerly in another bag for black tie assignments. They look great with a monkey suit and some clients are best served that way. But I think the RX100 might have same effect, in more of a James Bond kind of way.

I chuckled at that one.
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The end is here. I have a SAL70400G2. The lens is only 3 years old and you can still buy it new.

My lens has a failed focus ring. This is the second time it has failed. I sent the lens to the Sony authorized repair facility, only to have it returned unrepaired. The parts needed for repair are no longer available from Sony.

Sony is not supporting their A-mount lenses. Don't buy a new one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Photosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2018 at 02:39
Hi MKE2017, welcome to Dyxum. Sorry about your problems with the lens. Please excuse my skepticism with your first post, but it there any way you could link to some documentation supporting your claim. Forgive my cautiousness for new users making startling claims.
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Originally posted by MKE2017 MKE2017 wrote:

The end is here. I have a SAL70400G2. The lens is only 3 years old and you can still buy it new.

My lens has a failed focus ring. This is the second time it has failed. I sent the lens to the Sony authorized repair facility, only to have it returned unrepaired. The parts needed for repair are no longer available from Sony.

Sony is not supporting their A-mount lenses. Don't buy a new one.

Unfortunately, I think he may be right - in "the A mount is dead, long live the E mount" frame of reference. I just visited the official Sony Australia website. I took a look at their current lenses available. The majority of the lenses there were E mount. The listed A mount lenses were few and seem to be short of what used to be the lower end stuff. Mainly Zeiss stuff was still around, but significantly the 70-400mm was gone. It is no more. So, Sony is killing A mount by a thousand cuts. There won't be an announcement that A mount is dead, there will just be nothing left of it on sale from any official Sony store. It would probably be safe to assume that when that day comes, A mount will cease to be an officially live product.
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I don't really know how to take that. It's available new in stock B&H.

Hasn't Australia had many problems getting AMount for a long time? Literally it seems like ever since that old EMount campaign launched years ago from Australia. I forget the name of it, but it showed foolish AMount photographers (some with Minolta lenses) just being stupid idiots. All the while EMount togs were cool and competent. That's a pretty dirty move by Sony on all accounts.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2018 at 03:14
Sony Australia "killed" A-mount a long time ago I'm afraid in favour of E-mount. Only camera that can be had here now is the A99II and that's special order only, lenses are next to non existent and forget buying a replacement lenshood. I tried getting a replacement hood for a 50 1.4 a few years back just to be told it's a discontinued item.   

Probably a sign of how sorry the situation is down here would be Sony Australia's attempt at selling off a factory refurb 500mm F/4 on their ebay page, been sitting there for $8999 AUD since January and at the start also had a 10% off offer. At the time someone did the calculations at it was just south of $6000 US, don't think that would last long at somewhere like B&H.

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