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Mark K

Member Since 12 Jan 2013
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In Topic: Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M for Sony E-Mount

Today, 08:34 PM

My buddy came back with A6000 and Touit 50M and he told me the combo was incredibly fast under water


In Topic: Time for a new rig; MIL?

Today, 08:33 PM

Having gone thru all your wishes, I think A6000 is the camera of choice. Needless to say EM1 is the one, if cost is not a concern but Sony A6000 answers many questions older Nex shooter like me. As the lens side, the current 50 macro 2.8 Zeiss does a decent job and the wide angle options include the 10-18 zoom and Zeiss 12/2.8. I suggest to shoot both EM5 and A6000 to decide which system to go. Olympus undboutedly has the most complete lens system with an excellent camera. Sony plays a catchup game with this A6000....I personally tested in Sony's shop and found it focuses more or less the same as A99. More tests are needed. Two of my buddies bout A6000 and the fantastic Nauticam housings.

In Topic: Time for a new rig; MIL?

Today, 08:33 PM

Having gone thru all your wishes, I think A6000 is the camera of choice. Needless to say EM1 is the one, if cost is not a concern but Sony A6000 answers many questions older Nex shooter like me. As the lens side, the current 50 macro 2.8 Zeiss does a decent job and the wide angle options include the 10-18 zoom and Zeiss 12/2.8. I suggest to shoot both EM5 and A6000 to decide which system to go. Olympus undboutedly has the most complete lens system with an excellent camera. Sony plays a catchup game with this A6000....I personally tested in Sony's shop and found it focuses more or less the same as A99. More tests are needed. Two of my buddies bout A6000 and the fantastic Nauticam housings.

In Topic: Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M for Sony E-Mount

20 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

I can confirm I also have the same problem with the Zeiss Touit 50 macro on my Sony a6000 - I am not happy.

Given the length of time it has taken Zeiss to produce this lens it is unacceptable that such a simple flaw was not detected.

Believe it or not, my Nex5r was no longer functioning after using Touit 12. I have to send the body back. Having Sony made Zeiss lenses like 24-70 f4, 55f1.8, 35f2.8, I can say Sony makes much better Zeiss lens in terms of build quality and mechanical performance. I also happened to have 10-18f4 which is great in many ways.


In Topic: Olympus OM-D E-M1 or wait for Sony A6000

20 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

As someone using different sensor formats (m43, APS-C,FF and sometimes even larger) and my experience on land I would say there is some difference in IQ between the different sensor formats. The larger the sensor the smoother the images do look IMO (tonality). They also seem to have more "depth" (whatever that is) The smaller the sensor the more important it is to really nail exposure in the first step/the less flexible the files are for any post processing and exp compensation in post can produce noise and ugly colors.

Dynamic range is another factor even though I find m43 surprizingly good in this regards.

Of course one of the big difference between different sized sensor is DOF for same f-stops, and while on land I can see subjects where shallow DOF is nice (advantage of bigger sensors), I would think under water more often large/deep DOF is needed (advantage for smaller sensor).

The other thing is user interface, the EM1 has many functions with direct and easy access. Thats nice (even though overall I find the camera a little overloaded which can be confusing).

EM1 should be the best one.