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?
gunkan: Nice photos and great detail. This camera is going to be a RX100 Mark II killer because of the price. 499€ G7X vs 679€ RX100 III. And i think it's going even lower.
The 24mm equivalent looks with bigger distorsion than RX100 III at 24mm. But everything is a trade off for the 100mm 2.8 and the lower price.
Those photos are good enought for me.
The price difference isn't that big in the US.
Entropius: I wonder how the AF compares to the system in the D7100, the closest thing Nikon makes? AF speed and accuracy, more than anything else, is the killer feature for the sort of action work that this thing is designed for.
I'm curious to see how this compares to the accuracy of the A77ii. I expect that the 7Dii's AF system is great, but how much better will it end up being compared to something like the A77ii, A6000, or NX1. More importantly how do these new crop of high fps and fast focusing APS-C cameras compare to things like the D4s or 1DX.
abortabort: Still no word, despite visiting and reporting on the Sony booth, from DPR about the prototype lenses announced and previewed at photokina? No I supposed that would go against what DPR believe in.
Another troubling thing... The reviewer working on the A77ii review commented that he was having trouble with the review because he couldn't find an A-mount 24mm f/1.4 lens to test it's tracking. When it was mentioned that maybe the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 would be an option to consider he said it wasn't available for A-mount even though at the time it was in stock at B&H/Adorama and for rent at lens rentals. It's like A77ii is actively being ignored and down played by DPR. I'm not saying it's the best camera ever, but it is an option.
Peter Gregg: Hello - no 4D Autofocus info? What cameras? It is firmware updatable? New cameras only?
I believe the A77ii also falls into that category for them. In one of the ads they brought up the A77ii, A6000, and A5100 at the end.
It may be nitpicking, but they really seemed to only compare the 7Dii to the D7100, with zero mention of the A77ii. And that's fine from a stand point of comparing DSLRs only, but I'm sure their final review of the A77ii will mention every camera that shoots 10fps to make it seem like it's a common thing. Meanwhile I'm sure they'll make it seem as though the 7Dii is the only APS-C camera that shoots over 8fps.
BCSeah: can we hv one thats non TTL? just auto? i m using Fuji n like Metz's product.
Well lens rentals has the 18-35mm f/1.8 in stock and this forum member in the US posted a little while ago using it on his A77ii: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54141956
Just a Photographer: None of the images shown in the example require 79 AF Points nor 12 fps.
If DPReview was serious with their real world samples. Wht didn't they go to a football match, motorsports or shoot birds in flight?
You might also consider trying it set to AF-A with DMF enabled (change "AF-A setup" in the menu). I think a lot of current A77 users frequently use this because you get focus peaking with AF as opposed to just for manual focus.
Maybe try it with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 or Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 It's not the same, but it's closer.
ottonis: I find it funny that some people actually compare the A7s with professional grade cameras such as D4s or 1Dx and then conclude that "A7s sucks".
The point is: Sony never positioned the A7s against D4s or 1Dx. Sony positioned the A7s as a special FF interchangable lens camera, capable of super high quality video under low-light conditions. The A7s is optimized for video (Sony needs some beating here for implementing 4k video only as an external option).The A7s is apparently neither optimized for landscapes stills (12 MP of resolution being a limitation here) nor for sports /action stills shooting (low fps and probably same AF as in the A7r).Many of us have seen (or wanted to see) the A7s as the ultimate low-light monster for stills photography, and while it certainly can catch up with the best of the best in low-light performance, it is still NOT a camera really optimized for stills photography.
While it may not be great for action shooting, I can see excellent potential for it with street photography where you may only want to work with natural light, day or night.
pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..
The US price is 950 USD (about 700 Euros) so it's about $440 more in europe...
Kane1972: The thing that seems to get missed on any Sony SLT camera is the fact it had TRUE Live View, which is something Canikon cannot say. In other words, what one sees in the EVF is the image they end up with. No more checking your shot, adjusting the settings and taking another, just adjust first and then shoot!
Also focus peaking. Has this been improved at all? Not sure it needs to be any better, but more colour options would be nice. This feature is invaluable to manual lens shooters.
With setting effects turned off you basically get the view you'd have with an OVF.
steve_hoge: OK, are any shooters out there really using Memory Stick media? I wonder if they'd have had room for GPS hardware if they'd left out the MS slot...
The card slot is SD or memory stick, so just one slot.
Banhmi: I'm pretty irked that they reduced features from the original a77.
Specifically, I actually really LIKE GPS now, even though I originally thought it was pointless.
I believe they basically switched out GPS for wi-fi/nfc. I can see how some will miss gps, but I'd rather have nfc.