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 on: August 22, 2014, 06:29:08 PM 
Started by David Eckels - Last post by David Eckels
Russ, you cropped! Wink I like it!
Yes, the sky in the "second #4" is interesting; definitely a work in progress.

 on: August 22, 2014, 06:17:15 PM 
Started by JoeKitchen - Last post by JoeKitchen
Don't worry, I always keep a couple of charged batteries in my case.  I am just glade, for now, that I do not have to worry about charging them and keeping track of them as we move throughout a building. 

 on: August 22, 2014, 06:09:22 PM 
Started by Justinr - Last post by elied

To be honest I have been completely lazy up until now and gone by rule of thumb of 1-2mb for A4 and 100 - 150kb to fill a screen, depending on complexity of subject.
Megabytes and kilobytes have nothing to do with it. A 2400x3600 pixels image for an A4 @ 300 ppi could be a 1 MB compressed jpg or a 50 MB 16 bit tif.

 on: August 22, 2014, 06:05:54 PM 
Started by JohnAONeill - Last post by JohnAONeill
Saw my name pop up so thought I would chime in a little since I came from 5 Phase backs , tech cams than to Nikon D800/E and than moved on too Sony. I went with the A series both A7 and A7r for various reasons over my Nikons. The biggys where focus peaking, better live view , size , weight also played a roll but more important I can use Zeiss designed lenses in AF which you can't do with Nikons. I have a lot of A mount lenses with adpter to my A7r. My biggest issue with the A7 series has been speed more than anything and I fixed that easily with selling the A7 and getting  A77II body which gives me amazing AF capabilities for a lot of PR type work. The A7r is the commercial, ad and landscape machine where speed is not the biggest issue nor is the AF abilities. So depending on what type of photography you do the A7r is a very capable cam. Now I view the cameras as disposable more than I do the glass. If they came out with a version II would jump on it. Now shutter shake and all that. I never had a real issue except for once with my Zeiss 135 ZF.2 lens on a vertical at 1/100 where it did come into play otherwise just like any other focal plane shutter camera they all have shutter shake at a certain speed. My Phase DF was horrible at 1/30th of a second for instance and extremely obvious it was happening. As a Pro I don't worry about this stuff because for 38 years I have done workarounds on every system just like almost all pros do to some point.

Nothing is perfect and this issue with the Sony A7r is a internet field day over this issue. Sure it's there in certain situations and such but you can certainly avoid it too and it usually is a 1 stop swing in shutter speed. Now I'm not going to go n about it as its minor in a lot of ways compared to the rest of the industry. I use a RRS L bracket with a Arca Z2 ballhead and RRS series 2 legs and that seems to work okay but I'm not looking for it either . If it happens I can usually tell in the field and work my way around it. But I was not that fond of my Nikons live view and its inability for focus peaking and confirming your focus anyway. So you move on to greener pastures and I am the worst at brand loyalty and will flip a system on a dime if I find something better. But its a good system it's growing but it is still young with regards to native glass but I like the look off there sensors and like using Zeiss glass and other 3rd party lenses as well. Today my Canon 17mm TSE comes and very excited about that.

So bottom line its a nice system that seems to be growing faster than other brands and more important you can produce professional quality images on a daily basis with it. At this point in my career that's all you can ask for and I'm pretty darn happy with it. Sure updates and firmware would be helpful but we can say the same for every system out there. Good luck on your purchase and if you need any help with the system just let me know.

Guy thanks for taking the time to post on this thread. I pulled the trigger on the A7R and received my body with 55mm lens yesterday. Initial tests look really very good. That sensor is really something special!

I'm not too familiar with sony's other system cameras but I'm going to google the model you mentioned for higher speed. I guess this is using sony's SLR mount? or can it use FE lenses (with adaptor maybe?) Given my current situation I'm well stocked with fuji glass. Ideally I would like to cover speed / absolute image quality with two bodies sharing the same lens mount, if possible. Apart from costs my goal is weight reduction and two lens sets is not ideal! If only someone could combine the oly's AF with fuji's EVF and Sony's sensor I could just get back to making pictures again ;-)

All the best

 on: August 22, 2014, 05:45:37 PM 
Started by David Eckels - Last post by RSL
Okay, but how about this? And I like #4 again. The sky is starting to do something interesting behind those cacti.

 on: August 22, 2014, 05:41:18 PM 
Started by RSL - Last post by RSL
Thanks, Eric. Interesting coincidence: I just finished answering an email from Rob and we were talking about landscape. He said that he never could get his head around open landscape. I told him I couldn't either. To me John Constable's "The Hay Wain" points the way to real landscape, landscape where the hand of man is dominant. I need to spend more time on the street and less time in Red Rock Canyon.

 on: August 22, 2014, 05:34:58 PM 
Started by Rob C - Last post by Eric Myrvaagnes
Some great shots in this thread recently. They make a fine tribute to Rob C who started the thread.

 on: August 22, 2014, 05:32:07 PM 
Started by RSL - Last post by Eric Myrvaagnes
I'm really glad you've gotten back to Street, Russ. Your recent landscapes have been pleasant, but I have felt that your heart wasn't really in them. This image is really first class.


 on: August 22, 2014, 05:26:56 PM 
Started by Rajan Parrikar - Last post by Eric Myrvaagnes
Tell me, have you ever taken a poor photograph?
I doubt it.

I understand a large region in the north of Iceland is closed to travel because of the potential eruption threat.

 on: August 22, 2014, 05:21:17 PM 
Started by KLaban - Last post by Eric Myrvaagnes
I think you would have to pay your passenger something to take the shot. Then it becomes a "work for hire" and you, as the one in charge own the copyright.

If that's the case, someone should find out if the monkey's photographer gave the monkey a peanut or a banana.

I, too, am not a lawyer, but I've watched one on TV.

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