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    A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    In a recent thread I implied that Guy is a gear slut and offered odds on when he'd buy a D810.

    To the best of my knowledge he has yet to do so. I, however, made just such a purchase today.

    Guy, I apologise unreservedly. I am a very naughty boy.

    ;-)

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    The problem is that those darned camera people keep innovating. Please make them stop.

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Hey Tim I'm a gear slit there is no doubts about that. Right now Sony seems to be doing it for me and will see after Photokinia what's happens. But no doubt we all know I'll flip on a dime if the grass looks greener on another system. The 810 looks good but not enough to switch back. They still need something out there on the bleeding edge and the 810 is not it although very good .
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso


    I think 'slit' is an unfortunate typo in the context...
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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    You're probably right about the 810. It was the problems I'm having with mirror slap on the A7r with the FE 70-200 that did it. I still have a lot of Nikon fit glass and I re-upped a 70-200 f4 Nikkor and a Sigma 24-105 and will maybe get the Sigma 50 Art too, If Jack likes it. We'll see. I know his thoughts aren't always gold around here but Lloyd is really raving about the D810 and I had a lot of store credit with my dealer. Slutty Tim. You know me.

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Quote Originally Posted by turtle View Post
    The problem is that those darned camera people keep innovating. Please make them stop.
    Stop, stop, oh no, it feels so gooood...
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    Is AF better on the 810 ?

    I also have a pile of store credit that has to go to Nikon or Nikon compatible gear.

    I have been holding off because I like the Sony A7 so well.

    But, if the 810 really has better AF than the 800, I may make the plunge.

    Tim, have you noticed any difference in accuracy or speed of AF?

    Also, do you find the shutter to be quieter?

    All compared to the 800, of course.

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    I think you can give that label to many folks here. It's easy to see which forum is the most popular. It's usually the one that has released the latest camera.

    No offense intended
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    I have no intentions of grabbing an 810, but will be interested to hear your thoughts, Tim (and others considering a move). Thus far, I've read reports that the 810 is a 'major' improvement in all areas over the D800/e, and others that say it feels a bit better in hand, but that's about it. Even with some of the a7r's imperfections, I continue to be floored with the results I'm getting out of this tiny little wonder of a camera. Just wish Sony would step on the gas a bit on the lens front.

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    I'm moving backwards in time. All these new dangled things have gone back to the drawing board for me now ... Give me an old Leica or Polaroid, they're getting younger. :-)

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    I'll try to start answering questions in the next day or two, I didn't get the chance today to do anything other than charge the battery...

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I'm moving backwards in time. All these new dangled things have gone back to the drawing board for me now ... Give me an old Leica or Polaroid, they're getting younger. :-)

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    Ditto. Loving my old gear and film & old tech digital in addition to the uber sexy MF gear I have.

    Similarly, I'll wait 6-9 months or more until you're all bored and buy your cast offs and follow in your new new technology wake.
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"
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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    If I were shooting a D810 or 5D III today, the first three lenses I'd buy wouldn't be Nikkors or Canons. They'd be Zeiss 21mm Distagon, Sigma 35mm ART, Sigma 50mm ART.

    A few years ago, who ever would have thought that 35mm and 50mm primes made by Sigma would be compelling reasons to shoot Nikon or Canon cameras?
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    Zeiss 21 zm.2
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    It's not a question if it will happen, it's just a question of when. Resistance is futile.

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Btw, apologies to guy for being a gear slut (slit)?? - now that's just funny on so many levels

    Sorry guy
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Was that a Freudian slit?

    Errr... Oops...
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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Thinkin this needs a NSFW disclaimer....

    And no flesh in sight ....

    Go figure.


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    Dang iPhone. But the Sigma 50 art is in my very short buy list
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Or the Nikon/Sony lit ...
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Guy, I'm gonna shootout the a7r/50 1.8 vs D810/Siggy Art 50 soon. Look away if you don't want to see the results...
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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    So I just dropped my Pana GH4, Fuji Xt-1 X-M1 18 23 56 and 18-55 for a
    Sony A7s and Leica MM Silver....


    Does this ever end?

    Hopefully not....

    Bob
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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    Guy, I'm gonna shootout the a7r/50 1.8 vs D810/Siggy Art 50 soon. Look away if you don't want to see the results...

    That should be an interesting exercise, no doubt!
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    So I just dropped my Pana GH4, Fuji Xt-1 X-M1 18 23 56 and 18-55 for a
    Sony A7s and Leica MM Silver....


    Does this ever end?

    Hopefully not....

    Bob
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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    A lot of reviewers seem convinced the new ART Sigma 50/1.4 is the best thing since sliced bread. Their readership is still largely in the DSLR world of course ;-)

    Here is the only credible test I have seen thus far comparing the FE55, Sigma ART, Otus and others, with real images and real world analysis - done on a level playing field - the a7r:

    Most adorable 50s - UPDATED: Sigma Art 50/1.4 DG HSM Review

    The ART looks a little harsh to me, corners not outstanding until f4, less likeable bokeh. Add in 820 grams, complex configuration, needs micro-adjust...more data points are always welcome though, Tim!

    The D810 + Sigma ART weighs a half pound more than all of my main kit combined: a7r + FE55 + CY 21/2.8 + CY 100/3.5, so it's not for me. And Zeiss will not be producing cutting edge lenses for Nikon anytime soon, but they will be doing so for FE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philip_pj View Post
    Here is the only credible test I have seen thus far comparing the FE55, Sigma ART, Otus and others, with real images and real world analysis - done on a level playing field - the a7r:
    I don't call that a level playing field as comparing lens that is optimized for certain sensor (FE55) to lenses that are not natural fit for that sensor is not technically correct comparison.

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    I think I'm failing in slit tines. (Sluttiness on a normal keyboard ). I'll have to pull myself together, trouble is I don't know which way to jump!

    Just this guy you know

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    I just bought my third Sony. RX100 III. Then, I must be a slit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I think I'm failing in slit tines. (Sluttiness on a normal keyboard ). I'll have to pull myself together, trouble is I don't know which way to jump!
    My, that's a change! ];-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    So I just dropped my Pana GH4, Fuji Xt-1 X-M1 18 23 56 and 18-55 for a
    Sony A7s and Leica MM Silver....


    Does this ever end?

    Hopefully not....

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    Any sellers remorse yet? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I think I'm failing in slit tines. (Sluttiness on a normal keyboard ). I'll have to pull myself together, trouble is I don't know which way to jump!
    Medium format?

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    BTW people, I have posted some initial impressions of the D810 along with a small number of pictures and some loose thoughts versus the A7R over on the Nikon forum...
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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    BTW people, I have posted some initial impressions of the D810 along with a small number of pictures and some loose thoughts versus the A7R over on the Nikon forum...
    Thank you for the heads up.

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    Re: A full public apology to Guy Mancuso

    I've had two D800e's (in the studio) and my A7r (since it came out about 8 months ago) just going to sit back and look smug. Oh and I don't know about the 50mm ART but I have two 35mm ART's in the studio, it's really really good.
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