Mescalamba: - Slow AF in live view and video modes (compared to mirrorless APS-C cameras)
Suprising really. And as its supposedly big enough problem, are you aware of any dSLR that has fast AF in LV or video mode? I would be suprised if you know about one.
I have nothing agaisnt if you mention somewhere that it doesnt have fast AF in LV or video mode. For those who have no idea how AF works or they were under rock when mirrorless came. But it shouldnt be con for simple reason. LIVE VIEW CANT BE FAST WITH DSLR!
Unless you for that purpose put AF sensors directly on sensor (ala NEX-6 and others). Which Nikon didnt. Neither Canon, or Pentax. And I doubt they will.
They will. Sooner or later. Sony will feature on-sensor PDAF in 2014, with no mirror at all. Then you really get best of both worlds, and the competition will have to follow.
Scroll down a little in his blog and read how the Zeiss 70-200/T2.9 video lens is doing against the Canon 70-200/2.8 IS II.
Kodachrome200: I still dont get this. Again we are simply achieving the performance of 2.8 zooms on full frame. And in order to do it we are handicapping the zoom range and making an aps rig big and heavy and expensive. why not shoot full frame. and if you have an aps c body wouldnt you rather have a lens that was pretty good on dof and low light but had a normal zoom range? I mean if you really want lovely bokeh you should look to standard zoom anyway they tend to not have as nice a look as prime lenses do in these ranges. And they are already plenty of primes that offer f/1.8 and even faster.
@ZAnton: this lens will cost almost as much as a FF body. But to get the same DOF on a FF body, you can use a much cheaper F2.8 lens. The price for lens + body will be almost equal.
And as for weight: FF bodies are not so much bigger nowadays. If you add the weight of this huge lens, it may be even heavier than a FF body and an F2.8 lens.
Maverick_: Something is very fishy.1) the box has 1 lens, why is that lens always pointed to the outside? 2) Why is that box always kept on the outside in crates, never inside mixed in with the others?3) Does anyone really care how UK post office delivers a local delivery? They have been providing such videos for decades. There are dozens of TV shows with such footage since the early days. 4) If this is supposed to be a test of the mechanism, then I would say it's a success but looks like the UK PO was involved.
Do you know how often he tried it?
mick232: Bottom-line: don't spend $250000 for a print of a photograph and you don't have to worry about it losing its value.
Then why did he sue?
Paul Farace: Nikon made fire control optics for the Imperial Japanese Navy in WWII !!! They were intended to kill my father, my uncles, my cousins, and my neighbors and friends!!!! Yet I don't bear them ill will as a result. The policitally correct (self absorbed) wackos need to get a life... hunting scopes are a fact of life. I don't like hunting... so I don't go hunting! Problem is these leftists and nanny-staters want to IMPOSE their will on EVERYONE!
So did Zeiss.
Bottom-line: don't spend $250000 for a print of a photograph and you don't have to worry about it losing its value.
I always suspected that the Chinese cook everything, but I didn't know they would go that far... :-)
mpgxsvcd: The high ISO performance of the 6D is outstanding.
@thx1138: you do know that the A99 has to work with 30% less light due to the SLT mirror, don't you?
That Sigma USB dock is a good thing also for the following reason. It will build up pressure on camera manufacturers to either also build such a dock for their own lenses or enable micro-adjustment in all bodies.
mick232: How does the catalog handle the following situations:
1. Backup/restore of a subset of images including the settings? 2. Moving or deleting a subset of images outside of LR?3. Preview of raw files on SD card without actually editing them yet?
Sounds extremely cumbersome.
All of the above operations would be normal file system operations when no catalog is being used, i.e. they can be done using any file utility, can be scripted, automated, etc.
How does the catalog handle the following situations:
"which to my mind more adequately addresses the needs of today's photographer."
I stopped reading after this sentence.
Lee W: Beats the D800 hands down!
@io_bg: you are wrong
If DXO did that, the A99 would have exactly the same score as the D600. The NEX7 would have exactly the same score as the A77. But they don't. The compare sensors built into a body.
zinedi: Tell me why some manufacturers are competing in biggest/smallest item horse-race? Max. Mpix number (with IQ trade-off), smallest design (with handling trade-off), etc. Why they simply don't listen to our needs, wishes?Fuji is trying and showing the way - thank you Fuji, Sony - you are wrong - my opinion only.
If they would listen to your wishes now, you would get a camera according to your wishes in 2 years. But in 2 years, your wishes will probably be totally different.
Simon97: Almost sounds like he is saying, "We want Olympus for the medical division. To heck with their cameras."
It's like buying an analog body and lens on Ebay. You buy it to get the lens, the body ends up unused on a shelf.
HeyItsJoel: I really don't see the big deal people make of GPS in cameras. Will it give you turn by turn directions on how to get somewhere? I mean really, who cares where the exact pinpoint location you took a particular shot? Are you going to come back to that exact same spot again in the future to take the exact same shot 5 years later? No.
Doesn't matter. A GPS chip will add a couple of cents to production costs soon, as will WiFi. Any camera will have it soon.
Compare that with features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, multiple cameras, multiple cores, NFC, etc.which you can find on any recent phone. Almost nobody really needs all of these features, yet they get added because it doesn't cost a lot to add them.
RedDog Steve: A cease-fire in the pixel wars ?
The MHz war turned into a multi-core war. What will the megapixel war turn into?
Sensor size war?Sensor count war?Sensor type war?
Possibly all three of them. We are already seeing a trend to growing sensor sizes in multiple segments: DSLRs, compact cameras, mirrorless.
We are also already seeing changes in sensor tech, e.g. sensors that include AF pixels.
As for sensor count: the idea of stacked sensors is not unheard of anymore.
Hopefully Sony won't "disrupt" away with all my A-mount lenses one day.
stan_pustylnik: 1 from 2 1- tester, testing procedures were faulty - camera is great2- tester, testing procedures were fine - camera is bad
Test photos from A99 are not impressive. Color is bleach, contrast is low, detail is smeary at Actual Size, landscape photos - simply shame from CZ 16-35mm f/2.8 , 70-200mm f/2.8, and CZ 70-400mm.
These tests show lower IQ than images I get with Sony A850 + 20 years old Minolta Maxxum lenses.
Well, probably you are using the 20 year old Minolta AF 200 F2.8 G APO.
No wonder this prime gives you better results than the zooms used on the A99, even if they are CZ.