A99 Chinese Review

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A99 Chinese Review
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Re: A99 Chinese Review
In reply to Myari, Oct 12, 2012

I don't read Chinese but just skimming over the review the 99 looks impressive

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Translated review

Here's the link to the Google translation. Very extensive review, most of it can be understood from the translation.

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PeteC21 wrote:

I don't read Chinese but just skimming over the review the 99 looks impressive

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Will be interesting to see what DXOmark says about the a99 raw NR, if it has it. According to them, most of the sony DSLRs do,   http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Insights/Half-cooked-RAW/Noise-reduction

It will be hard to compete with the D600 (which doesn't have raw NR) if this is the case.

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In reply to Maxeyesore, Oct 12, 2012

Considering the DXO article is some 3-4 yrs old and it also states "other manufacturers" also cook RAW.. well, we can guess who they are so I wouldn't place my bets on Nikon being totally non-cooked either.

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Assumption galore.
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Maxeyesore wrote:

PeteC21 wrote:

I don't read Chinese but just skimming over the review the 99 looks impressive

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Will be interesting to see what DXOmark says about the a99 raw NR, if it has it. According to them, most of the sony DSLRs do,   http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Insights/Half-cooked-RAW/Noise-reduction

Assuming based on outdated info? Check.

It will be hard to compete with the D600 (which doesn't have raw NR) if this is the case.

Assuming without properly reading the article you linked to (other makers)? Check.

MaxISO on a roll of ignorance again.

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Re: Maxiass at it again!
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Give up the lies fooool!

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Thxs! Btw most of the photos are underexposed I guess? n/t
In reply to Myari, Oct 13, 2012

Nothing personnal so... I can't read chinese

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Re: Thxs! Btw most of the photos are underexposed I guess? n/t
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Looks really promising, but I'll wait for the DPreview, most suit for me

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PeteC21 wrote:

I don't read Chinese but just skimming over the review the 99 looks impressive

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Thank you for  sharing

I have gone through every single line and I am very impressive with the details of the review. Having let go my a850, I have this though of holding up for alpha mount camera for a while by, say having a 5D III.

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Re: Thxs! Btw most of the photos are underexposed I guess? n/t
In reply to Michel J, Oct 13, 2012

To me it looks like a couple of the first few images are underexposed but if you go through the entire review there are a lot more samples and they appear to be properly exposed.

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Clayton1985 wrote:

To me it looks like a couple of the first few images are underexposed but if you go through the entire review there are a lot more samples and they appear to be properly exposed.

Some yes, some not.

But yes, the camera is not faulty, but the photographer ahahah What is very sad for a TEST

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Re: Thxs! Btw most of the photos are underexposed I guess? n/t
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SthlmKid wrote:

Looks really promising, but I'll wait for the DPreview, most suit for me

Sure, the best DSLR ever, to my side! Reason why it's sad to have some photos not very well exposed! Do this photographer have eyes?

I plan to buy the A99.

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Re: 3200 iso with lr, 50%
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Re: 3200 iso with lr, 50%
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I was very happy to find a properly exposed high ISO image from this camera(finally). Most every image I've seen to date seemed underexposed for some reason or another.

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GuyMcKie wrote:

I was very happy to find a properly exposed high ISO image from this camera (finally).

It's not at all what I would call a «properly exposed high ISO image»
 If I have to publish this photo for press magazine, it must be exposed like this:


PP using CIE-lab and some adjustmenent of the WB...

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Most every image I've seen to date seemed underexposed for some reason or another.

I have already noted that, in a post above! And you know why?! Because Sony setup his camera for a «preservative exposure», to don't blowing highlights! But it's a shame that a tester can receive a camera for testing and don't know that!

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Michel J wrote:

It's not at all what I would call a «properly exposed high ISO image»
 If I have to publish this photo for press magazine, it must be exposed like this:

The image was taken in low light.

I have already noted that, in a post above! And you know why?! Because Sony setup his camera for a «preservative exposure», to don't blowing highlights! But it's a shame that a tester can receive a camera for testing and don't know that!

Can the A99 show real time histogram in EVF?

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johnbee wrote:

Michel J wrote:

It's not at all what I would call a «properly exposed high ISO image»
 If I have to publish this photo for press magazine, it must be exposed like this:

The image was taken in low light.

I have already noted that, in a post above! And you know why?! Because Sony setup his camera for a «preservative exposure», to don't blowing highlights! But it's a shame that a tester can receive a camera for testing and don't know that!

Can the A99 show real time histogram in EVF?


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johnbee wrote:

Michel J wrote:

It's not at all what I would call a «properly exposed high ISO image»
 If I have to publish this photo for press magazine, it must be exposed like this:

The image was taken in low light.

Wow! What does that mean?

Here the question is: do this photo is a «properly exposed high ISO image»...

Answer is: not, period!

It's the role of the photographer to solve every situations of light to make a photo (whatever the available light is, whatever available ISO it have nor what camera is used). 
So, it would be better too shoot 6400 ISO (than 3200 ISO) and having a «properly exposed image» (or better, using a tripod what is not the shame)

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Michel J wrote:

I have already noted that, in a post above! And you know why?! Because Sony setup his camera for a «preservative exposure», to don't blowing highlights! But it's a shame that a tester can receive a camera for testing and don't know that!

Can the A99 show real time histogram in EVF?

Of course yes! It have real time histogram in EVF I guess (the A900 had «Intelligent Preview» too) But what does that mean if some camera don't have? You can do a test-shoot (pre-shoot) then you can know what the histogram look like for real, and so on...

All that is not about good light available light (or not), features available in-camera (or not), but about the workflow imho.

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Michel J wrote:

Of course yes! It have real time histogram in EVF I guess...

Thanks.

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