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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

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    my metabones is a MarkIII and i had to use major force to rotate it onto the lens, but it did go on, and i expect it will reside there permanently.

    my hands are pretty strong and it was much tighter than i would like. from what i have read they loosen up

    also made me start to think about a special L-plate that will mount to the metabones socket...
    Thanks !

    It seems that things are aligning against the A7s for me : there is noway I'll get several smart adapters and I would need at least two or three (the two TSE lenses, plus the 45mm TSE I'm also considering, plus a 90mm macro).

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Still not very spring like around here. Steamboat Landing area with A7r and Leica R 50mm f/2 Summicron.





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    Hanging out the window doing 55MPH.

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    My Metabones is tight but i would say still right. No excessive force is needed neither to mount the lens nor at the cam. There seems to be some variation with theese adaptors.

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    A little info on more FE lenses at the rumour site, from Sony marketing's Mark Weir:

    (SR5) Mark Weir from Sony confirms new FE lenses and “unique” cameras will be announced soon! And very fast FE lenses will come too! | sonyalpharumors

    ...to be announced 'very soon', some lenses coming for the FE 'will be fast'. The guys in the video almost look sheepish when saying they got plenty of feedback on the lens program...at the 38 minute mark on. I bet they did. ;-)

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    with trepidation due to the required excess force, removed my too-tight MB adapter from the canon (whew!) , unscrewed the flange from the adapter and tested the flange only on the lens. the five little areas that rise above the surface on the flange and are to pass under the lens bayonet tabs actually interfere, as they are a tiny bit too high. this is not so easy to measure, and i have dial comparators, groove micrometers, height gages and step micrometers!
    but i estimate about .001-.002" metal has to be removed and will sneak up on it on a lapping plate.

    success! took about three light passes on 320 grit paper mounted on a surface plate, removed about what i thought

    this is not what the previous article talks about; they are monkeying with the spring stack, and the interference has nothing to do with the springs

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    Tried out the new FW settings today. I'm not sure if the camera is more responsive or if the shutter sound is faster , which gives the impression that the camera is more responsive. Either way I'm pleased. Here is a City Landmark...Muffler Man. In order to get the entire 15 ft. statute in the frame without standing in the middle of a busy street, I got some interesting angles/
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    One more from my trip downtown Escondido. Here is the old train station...now it's a museum.
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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    A pano (handheld) of 3 pics with the Canon 24/3.5 TSE II, 5mm upshift, to get rid of some foreground. If you go and look @ 100% the detail and sharpness is stunning.


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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Okay - well then - I took the 24-70 f4 out for a walk this morning - it's certainly much more compromised than the lovely Olympus 12-40 . . . . . but it's also fantastic. So is the colour. So is the handling


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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Oh Yes, and there is this:


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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

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    Oh Yes, and there is this:


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    Very nicely done! And from your previous series, (being the dog kind of person that I am) the picture of Matty is great!
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    Great series from just a morning walk, Jono. Very pleasing.
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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Quote Originally Posted by W.Utsch View Post
    A pano (handheld) of 3 pics with the Canon 24/3.5 TSE II, 5mm upshift, to get rid of some foreground. If you go and look @ 100% the detail and sharpness is stunning.


    Firenze from Piazzale Michelangelo



    I tried four fresh copies of this lens last week and all were notably soft on the left, both with Metabones III/A7R and on a shop-owned 5DIII. Have you noticed this? I am tempted to give up and take a 17 TSE instead but that bulbous front element freaks me out - I need filters to protect me!

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Jono, your description of the lens vs the Oly is perfect. Compromised but fantastic - unlike the pictures you're making with it, which are just fantastic...
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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Here are some still life shots from this morning.
    The first two were taken with the 55 f1.8, the rest with the 24-70 zoom.



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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Tim, no problems with my TSE 24 II and Metabones here.
    If you have problems i would suspect the adaptor or the combi of the two not the lens.
    On my 5DMKII the 24 is perfect as well. What i have read, there are a lot of mixed experiences with Metabones, some have big problems with tightness etc. Seams to be a lot of sample variation with these costly adaptors.
    Anyhow i could not exchange the lens because i have it a long time...
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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Tim,
    this is a link to Flickr, its the pic that was used in the middle of the pano, 5mm upshift!
    https://flic.kr/p/miRVxp
    you can have a look at 100%

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    None of Jono's images are opening up...just words...no pics...no one else has this problem?

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    The problem with my cat is that he thinks he owns my chair. Well... the truth is he does, I'm allowed to use it from time to time.



    A7+55/1.8 - iso6400 and pretty much straight out of the camera.
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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Quote Originally Posted by W.Utsch View Post
    Tim, no problems with my TSE 24 II and Metabones here.
    If you have problems i would suspect the adaptor or the combi of the two not the lens.
    On my 5DMKII the 24 is perfect as well. What i have read, there are a lot of mixed experiences with Metabones, some have big problems with tightness etc. Seams to be a lot of sample variation with these costly adaptors.
    Anyhow i could not exchange the lens because i have it a long time...
    My Metabones has been fine with all other Canon lenses, which is why I also tried the copies of the 24 TSE on a native Canon 5DIII - with the same 'soft on the left' result. So I googled it and it was clear that a number of others have had this problem too :-(

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Quote Originally Posted by W.Utsch View Post
    Tim,
    this is a link to Flickr, its the pic that was used in the middle of the pano, 5mm upshift!
    https://flic.kr/p/miRVxp
    you can have a look at 100%

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    Thanks Werner, that's waaaay better than the copies I tried....

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    I think Jono summarized the FE24-70 best - compromised but fantastic. So I took this compromised lens on a walk two days on Brooklyn Bridge.

    Very pleased with the results and being able to get a decent output handheld at 1/15sec 60MM FL is amazing. The bridge is always vibrating so a tripod is useless.

    No lens profile applied.

    Blue hour in NYC:











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    Fantastic !
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    I see Velvia. Good photos everybody.
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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Quote Originally Posted by benroy View Post
    None of Jono's images are opening up...just words...no pics...no one else has this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benroy View Post
    None of Jono's images are opening up...just words...no pics...no one else has this problem?

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    Yes, me too.
    Roy - Ed - that's really strange (sorry!) - all seems good here (and obviously some can see them).

    Can anyone else not see them?
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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    not opening for me

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    I can see all of Jono's pics on this page.

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Strange indeed. After several reload attempts, your first two sets appeared once, but since then it's nothing but little white squares with big white titles.
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    not opening for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by erudolph View Post
    Strange indeed. After several reload attempts, your first two sets appeared once, but since then it's nothing but little white squares with big white titles.
    I'm able to see all the pics of Jono, but those white squares appears from time to time on other occasions.

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    A few from the morning walk. Just getting acquainted with the new A7.







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    I really love these last two :

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    A few from the morning walk. Just getting acquainted with the new A7.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Here are some still life shots from this morning.
    The first two were taken with the 55 f1.8, the rest with the 24-70 zoom.



    Picpoul de Pinet

    It is funny because you had been posting 24-70 shots so when I looked at this I assumed it was from that lens (skipped reading the text) and my jaw dropped, thinking, "yikes, I've never seen bokeh like that out of the 24-70."

    Then I read the text and said, "oh, ok...all is right with the world"
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    Jono: website link does not come up...still no pics, just titles...something we can blame on Putin?

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    jono: no go on your website

    The server at www.slack.co.uk is taking too long to respond."

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    Jono: website link does not come up...still no pics, just titles...something we can blame on Putin?

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    jono: no go on your website

    The server at www.slack.co.uk is taking too long to respond."
    Thank you for checking - I'd be really grateful if you could give it another test tomorrow and see if it's the same - you can email me at jonathan at slack dot co dot uk. It's particularly weird though.

    Sorry - and thanks for checking.

    anyone else with problems please chip in.

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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    Jono,

    Just tried it and from here into the Suffolk 2013 less than 3 seconds....

    May not be a global issue....


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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Jono,

    Just tried it and from here into the Suffolk 2013 less than 3 seconds....

    May not be a global issue....


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    It certainly isn't global, as people are adding likes etc. - it's just some people. I suspect that my ISP is blocking their ISP - I'll have to talk to them and see what's happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    jono: no go on your website

    The server at www.slack.co.uk is taking too long to respond."
    Same here, Jono. The server is taking too long....
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    Re: Fun with the Sony A7 and A7r series

    jono:
    working fine on my MBP at home, images and your site.

    was using a PC at work before

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    I can see your images,
    and your website comes up instantly
    but there's one hell of a delay in seeing .....



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    ........ your decision!

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    Botanic Gardens in San Diego Balboa Park w/ 28-70mm + A7


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elderly View Post
    I can see your images,
    and your website comes up instantly
    but there's one hell of a delay in seeing .....



    .......




    .......

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    I have the same problem with my Metabones Leica-r to E mount adapter. It is so tight I keep thinking I'll break the lens mount off trying to mount it. also I noticed recently that the lens release tab/mechanism leaks light if direct sunlight hits it - on inspection I can clearly see light from looking from the inside of the adapter through the release.

    I need a smart adapter for my EOS lenses, but Metabones seems to be a risky proposition at $400....

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    At the Seattle Center, behind the EMP.

    A7, 55mm f/1.8, 1/25s @ f/4, ISO 2000


    A7, 35mm f/2.8, 1/125s @ f/2.8, ISO 3200


    A7, 35mm f/2.8, 1/125s @ f/2.8, ISO 3200


    A7, 35mm f/2.8, 1/125s @ f/10, ISO 200


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI Ian
    can't you guess?

    Sorry, I should have added a couple of suitable smilies to my last post .
    Yes - I have made a decision about your decision .

    I'm just enjoying the Soap Opera Jono .
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    Some sort of "Self Portrait"





    and a statement




    Have a nice sunday....
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