RichRMA: Nikon's oil splatter and focus issues were first noticed by disgruntled users so Nikon ignored them. Canon's issue was posted "front-page" by a large renter/retailer of camera equipment. It's no wonder they acted so fast. Also, the Canon issue was far more noticeable and provable.
If it had just been only random users they might have taken longer to respond. They could have blamed user error for a bit. I think the fact that a well known figure who's business is heavily involved in camera maintenance played a part in them saying something sooner.
nandbytes: well done Sony for updating already plenty fast 24-70 and 16-35mm lenses. Ok I can even somewhat comprehend a faster 24-70mm but a faster 16-35mm!? really!?
The sony zeiss 85mm and 135mm are still screw driven the SSM update would have been lot more sensible for those lenses or may be the 16-80mm or may be the whole range of minolta lenses?
An SSM beercan works be nice....
tabloid: If I put the 16-35mm on my A65, what do i get.Im after the sweet spot.
You'd get a sweet 24-50mm equivalent view. I've seen some already using the original on their APS-C bodies as a standard lens....
Photoman: I think I will stick to my Minolta 28/2.8. A lot of distortion in this lens.
Note: there is a Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8 and a Minolta AF 28mm f/2 .....
AlexisH: "On March 27, Samyang and Rokinon teased a new lens on the Samyang Facebook page"
I don't see any mention of Rokinon on that page. Why would Rokinon even be involved in the announcement of a Samyang lens? They're just rebranding Samyang lenses, they don't have anything to do with their design or manufacture.
Samyang/Bower/Rokinon are all the same company.
Exactly what i was thinking....
tommy leong: does A6000 come with 4D AF now?Is it on the market now or is this testing some yet to release technology ?
That's what they call the AF systems in the A6000, A5100, and A77mk2....
DStudio: The camera looks fine. Perhaps still not getting as much out of their own sensors as Nikon and Pentax do, but good enough. Especially considering almost any lens can be mounted with image stabilization.
It's the lenses I'm not convinced about. I'm not sure these FE-mount lenses match up to their excellent A-mount counterparts - the 16-35 and 70-200/2.8 lenses. I realize these lenses cost a little less, but they're still expensive enough. And at f/4, they'd better cost less! But they should still come close in image quality, and I'm afraid they don't. This is unacceptable in my view, considering how great many of Sony's other lenses are.
It seems like they release an updated body about every six weeks. Perhaps it's time to let us know how serious they are about the FE mount by concentrating on producing lenses people will still want in 2020.
Isn't it more like 4th?
ddtwenty: No Image Stabilizer?
What year is this? 1970?
Sony A-mount also has stabilization in the body, however you can usually find a good copy of the Minolta AF 135mm f/2.8 for about half the price of this one.
CanonKen: The Sony a9R is here...
The Phase One IQ250 uses a 50mp Sony CMOS sensor....
JRFlorendo: Hopefully these FW updates will find its way to professional sporting events like FIFA, NFL, MLB, F1,.....as of now you'll find large majority of A77 bodies in high school gyms used by high schoolers and soccer moms, unlike 7D II, no road rage please, I'm just stating facts. But hey, A77 II has super uber butt kicking sensor right, HOORAY!
It could happen. ...
SRHEdD: As an old Nikon guy, after my D600 flaked and D800 had white spots, I jumped ship. This is a great camera, and for a change I actually HAVE a camera that gets a great firmware upgrade! As good as it WAS, it is very noticeably faster now! You get so many creative hardware scenarios with Sony, and they have the lenses I need. Not as many as Canikon to be sure, but very nice lenses in my wheelhouse. The 16-50/2.8 is a great kit zoom, but a little heavy. And having an A6000 as a second kit, using the same flashes, microphones, etc. is very satisfying (I can even share lenses with a LA-EA4!). Even my Sony P/S uses the same basic menus and I can add a mic to its hotshoe on a windy day. That's three different formats/mounts using shared kit. THAT'S how to build a system. Great job Sony! I'm with you for the long haul! ...Now to get that new A7ii to fill out my bag!
@karlwunsch: I get what you're saying, but following the user experience over the past several months people have seemed rather thrilled with the AF performance as it was at release. It wasn't really something people seemed to be looking for and I think most of us in the A-mount forum were rather surprised by the firmware announcement.
In addition, they also added the XAVC codec for video recording, which is what was referred to above.
Marcus Antonius: If you look closely at the header photo, you can clearly see that he mirrored the image. There is also some obvious purple fringing going on in several places. Also the sky seems manipulated. What does that tell me? That this is a bad photo? No, but i would not classify this image as an interesting photo entry, let alone a serious winning contender for an award.
Actually I just checked the center corner. It appears to be digitally misaligned, so I think you're right.
If you look at his link, there's a photo that appears to be taken in the same general spot from a different angle and a different time of day....
Thoughts: Many legacy lenses are becoming even more expensive. Not good...
Better get to shopping those used lens caches quick...
Richard Schumer: Now I think I understand why Sony bought such a big part of Olympus a little while ago....
Most Sony users figured that out a while ago and have been waiting to see when they were going to implement it.
TriniArt2: Finally, more flashes for MI shoe. It won't be long now until Yongnuo follows up with theirs and possibly triggers too at a great price point!
I think you can already use Yongnuo manual flashes and triggers with the MI shoe. Just get the ones for Canon/Nikon.
aris14: Ι hate proprietary flash shoes...
The A99 was the first Sony cam with the MI shoe.
neo_nights: All jokings aside, did anyone ever test those cameras to see if image quality-wise there was any difference? Or if the design, even if very questionable (not to say 'ugly'), is functional?
Because AFAIK even those Panasonic rebadged Leica cams have some difference here and there (not that that justify the hefty price but just out of curiosity). So I was wondering whether that could've been the case with those HasSony cameras.
The thing I was always curious about was the build quality of the HV (A99 rebadge). That seemed to be the only alteration that might have been functional as far as increasing durability.
nerd2: Why they are still making long-flange (mirrored) version of their camera instead of going full mirrorless?
So is that review still happening?