Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
Technical / Re: Converting Canon lenses to Sony
« Last post by Jeff Behm on Today at 10:57:00 AM »
Cool, thanks.  Anybody have any thoughts (while we're on Sony) vis a vis the a900/850 versus the newer a9 or a7R II ?  Specifically, aren't those M mount bodies, and do they convert with similar success like the A mount a900?   It's already pretty clear that the Sony sensors are special - those two older pro bodies set the bar for their clean, beautiful files.
Technical / Re: Converting Canon lenses to Sony
« Last post by Sbuchanan on Today at 08:02:40 AM »
Thanks,  That confirmed my thoughts. I've got a rental body and adapter coming next week, I'll report back here after I've run some tests.
Technical / Re: Converting Canon lenses to Sony
« Last post by Jeff Behm on July 22, 2017, 09:41:44 AM »
I believe Darren's correct, but admit I'm not 100% certain, Steve.  I too, was recently looking at Sony...again...but due to the large number of L glass, don't want to take the hit.  The Sigma ART lenses can be converted for a fairly low fee, but it's still one system or the other, in that case.  Adding a second line is tempting, especially if the AF continues to work with the adapter, which I'm inclined to doubt.  I'm damned pleased with the 5D3 and 7D2 these days, reducing the temptation some, but those super clean Sony images and sensors are pretty fine.

If you were to call to inquire about renting your choice of Sony as a test, you might be able to ask them about recommended converters.  They thrive on excellence in their gear and their knowledge.  Since the TS-E lenses are all manual focus anyway, no problem.  But if an adapter removes the AF function, I'd definitely want to be sure of what I was getting into.
Technical / Re: Converting Canon lenses to Sony
« Last post by Darren Cassese on July 22, 2017, 09:06:01 AM »
My understanding is that this historical confusion for Canon owners over whether it does or not stems from adapters from the Canon FD mount. Those did apply an effective extension. But otherwise, this should not be the case with the Sony adapter.
Technical / Converting Canon lenses to Sony
« Last post by Sbuchanan on July 22, 2017, 07:37:14 AM »
I've been toying with the idea of switching to the Sony system and had a couple of questions. Since I don't have enough cash to sell all of my Canon glass and replace it with native Sony glass (all at once anyway,) I'm looking at using one of the many adapters available. Anyone have any experience with these?  Am I correct in assuming there's no magnification factor change when using one, since I'm going from slr to mirrorless? I shoot a lot of interiors, and Sony doesn't make tilt shift lenses, so I'd be adapting Canon's TS-E to work on a Sony. Is the 17mm still a 17mm when adapted? 
Technical / Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Last post by DouglasB on July 21, 2017, 08:42:35 PM »
The camera came Wednesday night.  I fiddled with it, then couldn't get much to work.

Total user error.  There are manual switches and dials for everything.

There's a little switch on top that changes it from Auto to other modes (represented by a dot).-- No M, A, S, etc.

Guess how the aperture changes?--By turning a ring on the lens.

Guess how the shutter speed changes?--By turning a dial on top of the camera.

It's all sort of backwards/retro compared to what I'm used to, but it's pretty fun.

Biggest problem I've seen so far is that you have to go into the menu to change the AF point.

Sounds like a nice acquisition Todd. Makes me miss the old school 35mm cameras from the 70's.
Image Showcase / Re: Another tear sheet for my collection
« Last post by Duck on July 19, 2017, 12:53:42 PM »
Good to know it's not just me being vain.  ;D
Years ago I worked as a production artist for a sign company. Some of those signs are still up. Every once in awhile I'll be driving around with my wife and I'll point one out, "I did that one." I don't think she gets the same thrill as I do.  :o
Image Showcase / Re: Another tear sheet for my collection
« Last post by Jeff Behm on July 19, 2017, 09:36:59 AM »
33 (almost 34) years into this, I still know exactly what you mean.  It's a good feeling, and congratulations.
Image Showcase / Another tear sheet for my collection
« Last post by Duck on July 18, 2017, 07:11:18 PM »
As a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer my work has been plastered just about everywhere. From billboards to signage to t-shirts, videos, sides of vehicles, books, websites and who knows what else. Even after all this time I still get a sense of pride every time I come across my work published somewhere. Here are some photos in an advertisement from one of my clients...
Technical / Re: I ordered a Fuji
« Last post by Todd Muskopf on July 16, 2017, 06:45:16 AM »
I'm liking it so far.  My wife and I hosted a charity fundraiser Saturday night and it was nice to have a camera around my neck that I didn't notice when I was talking or dancing, but that I could take pretty good images with.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10