looking for suspicious FF SLT camera in the Olympics.

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Archer66
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In reply to cyainparadise, Aug 1, 2012

cyainparadise wrote:

There is nothing at the Olympics that Sony can use for commercial purposes.

Why are you stuck on "commercial" ?? No one here said anything about Sony trying to use or sell pics taken with "A99".

It's a very good place to test the camera in real world situations against other cameras.

99.9999% of the people there wouldnt notice if Sony had some shooters there with "A99", they could even have a fake "A77" logo on it.

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In reply to Rooru S, Aug 1, 2012

Sony could somehow use the Olympics to their advantage, even though they are not an Official Sponsor of the 2012 Olympic Games, you might wan to read this-

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--beats-by-dre-gives-headphones-to-british-athletes--angering-ioc.html

Not only is the IOC upset with Dr. Dre, they are not allowing the athletes use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to promote their sponsor who are not Olympic sponsors.

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In reply to Archer66, Aug 1, 2012

Archer66 wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

There is nothing at the Olympics that Sony can use for commercial purposes.

Why are you stuck on "commercial" ?? No one here said anything about Sony trying to use or sell pics taken with "A99".

It's a very good place to test the camera in real world situations against other cameras.

99.9999% of the people there wouldnt notice if Sony had some shooters there with "A99", they could even have a fake "A77" logo on it.

You mean to tell me that there is no other place that Sony can test their cameras against other cameras.

Here's some other places and/or subjects- 1) an auto race or motocross event 2) Shooting the Blu Angles in Seattle this week 3) people jogging 4) a pickup basketball game 5) football practice (either high school or college) 6) surfers 7) bungee jumpers 8) bicycle riders 9) swimmers at the neighborhood pool 10) a children's gymnastic class

Most of these places/subjects can be shot at little or no cost. Why spend the big bucks for testing . The money they save, they can buy samples of the competitors cameras.

There is nothing magical about the Olympics. You, and others, seem to think that Sony has to be at the Olympics to validate the quality of their cameras. That somehow by having their camera seen at the Olympics they have reached the zenith of the camera world. Panasonic is an official sponsor and their cameras are not seen as equal to Canon or Nikon.

You and some others are felling inferior because the other guys use Canon and Nikon, and by not seeing Sony all over the place, you feel emasculated.

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In reply to cyainparadise, Aug 1, 2012

cyainparadise wrote:

Archer66 wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

There is nothing at the Olympics that Sony can use for commercial purposes.

Why are you stuck on "commercial" ?? No one here said anything about Sony trying to use or sell pics taken with "A99".

It's a very good place to test the camera in real world situations against other cameras.

99.9999% of the people there wouldnt notice if Sony had some shooters there with "A99", they could even have a fake "A77" logo on it.

Why spend the big bucks for testing . The money they save, they can buy samples of the competitors cameras.

Are you serious ????

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Selective editing to distort the story
In reply to Archer66, Aug 1, 2012

Archer66, why don't you post the full post that you're replying to, to give the context in which I wrote- "Why spend the big bucks for testing . The money they save, they can buy samples of the competitors cameras."

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=42162919

You should work for some politician as you are very much a spin-master. And, why don't you reply to the points I made, rather than trying to twist my words? Is it because you're unable to do so?

Archer66 wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

Archer66 wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

There is nothing at the Olympics that Sony can use for commercial purposes.

Why are you stuck on "commercial" ?? No one here said anything about Sony trying to use or sell pics taken with "A99".

It's a very good place to test the camera in real world situations against other cameras.

99.9999% of the people there wouldnt notice if Sony had some shooters there with "A99", they could even have a fake "A77" logo on it.

Why spend the big bucks for testing . The money they save, they can buy samples of the competitors cameras.

Are you serious ????

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In reply to cyainparadise, Aug 1, 2012

cyainparadise wrote:

Archer66, why don't you post the full post that you're replying to, to give the context in which I wrote- "Why spend the big bucks for testing . The money they save, they can buy samples of the competitors cameras."

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=42162919

You should work for some politician as you are very much a spin-master. And, why don't you reply to the points I made, rather than trying to twist my words? Is it because you're unable to do so?

Archer66 wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

Archer66 wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

There is nothing at the Olympics that Sony can use for commercial purposes.

Why are you stuck on "commercial" ?? No one here said anything about Sony trying to use or sell pics taken with "A99".

It's a very good place to test the camera in real world situations against other cameras.

99.9999% of the people there wouldnt notice if Sony had some shooters there with "A99", they could even have a fake "A77" logo on it.

Why spend the big bucks for testing . The money they save, they can buy samples of the competitors cameras.

Are you serious ????

And your points are ?

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Re: looking for suspicious FF SLT camera in the Olympics.
In reply to Rooru S, Aug 1, 2012

This one looks suspicious!

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Archer66 wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

Archer66, why don't you post the full post that you're replying to, to give the context in which I wrote- "Why spend the big bucks for testing . The money they save, they can buy samples of the competitors cameras."

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=42162919

You should work for some politician as you are very much a spin-master. And, why don't you reply to the points I made, rather than trying to twist my words? Is it because you're unable to do so?

Archer66 wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

Archer66 wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

There is nothing at the Olympics that Sony can use for commercial purposes.

Why are you stuck on "commercial" ?? No one here said anything about Sony trying to use or sell pics taken with "A99".

It's a very good place to test the camera in real world situations against other cameras.

99.9999% of the people there wouldnt notice if Sony had some shooters there with "A99", they could even have a fake "A77" logo on it.

Why spend the big bucks for testing . The money they save, they can buy samples of the competitors cameras.

Are you serious ????

And your points are ?

Why don't you read the post that I referred to, to find out?

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Re: looking for suspicious FF SLT camera in the Olympics.
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jonikon wrote:

This one looks suspicious!

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look at the selector on the left. It's a nikon.

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Re: looking for suspicious FF SLT camera in the Olympics.
In reply to Rooru S, Aug 1, 2012

What a fascinating thread...

My two cents: Forget about "testing" the camera at the olympics, but on the other hand, lets pretend I'm a marketing guy working for Sony trying to dream up creative ways to get the pro photog community buzzing more seriously about a new FF sony body. I look around and discover that internet viral marketing is both free and wonderfully effective at generating buzz in target markets. So I think to myself..."Where can I get pro photographers talking about this new gear way ahead of any official marketing launch/announcement" and naturally I land on the Olympics as a perfect venue where I can simply show up with this camera, let a few people see it in person or from a distance over broadcast coverage, then disappear and let the rumors get going... then people who stare at the gear in the background, instead of the athletes in the foreground (and I am guilty of this), will spend a few days speculating in chat forums, breathing new life and interest into a product as yet unannounced!

I'm speculating like the rest of you (and have not spotted the alleged gear in the coverage I've been watching), but this scenario makes sense to me more so than using the Olympics as some sort of real-world try-out. I also think that secrecy of design is one thing, but Sony would be crazy not to encourage more informal rumors/speculation by staging a few sightings in prominent environments, of which the Olympics is at the top of the list right now.

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Re: looking for suspicious FF SLT camera in the Olympics.
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jonikon wrote:

This one looks suspicious!

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look at the selector on the left. It's a nikon.

Yes, suspiciously like a Nikon FF DSLR with the rumored 800mm f5.6 lens attached!
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In reply to TheVoid, Aug 1, 2012

is to make a cameras with a full system (and accessories), plus the professional support that the pros would want to use, or need to have. Right now, they are about 80% of the way with a desirable camera, and about 55% of the way with the system and accessories, and about 15% of the way with the support.

If Sony can't bring all of them up to at least 90%, then to have Sony at the Olympics is just for posing purposes. And, the Canon and Nikon user would be right in sneering at Sony.

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In reply to cyainparadise, Aug 1, 2012

Only in internet forums do users of one type if equipment "sneer" at users of different equipment.

In the real world, we call those type of people children and we both treat them and disregard them as such.

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Re: looking for suspicious FF SLT camera in the Olympics.
In reply to Rooru S, Aug 2, 2012

Is this it? If it is, then it looks like in a rather surprising move Sony have switched to using ARM processors.

http://www.theage.com.au/olympics/live-blog-london-2012/live-coverage-london-olympics-day-4-20120731-23cl9.html

(Sorry, couldn't resist :p)

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Great ARM processor!!!

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Hope nothing important happens on the left side.

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jonikon wrote:

Yes, suspiciously like a Nikon FF DSLR with the rumored 800mm f5.6 lens attached!

http://www.leonneal.com/blog/2012/07/31/nikon-800mm-f5-6-preview/

I wonder if he asked cyanparadise's permission to test it during Olympics.

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