MAC: Seriously, where is this camera on the pro sports sideline? Nowhere. Where is the long f2.8 sports glass? Nowhere. Where did Gary Fong's demo go? Nowhere. A6000 - slows down to 8 fps with f2.8, you need f3.5 to reach 11. And where do pros use EVF for sports? Nowhere. And DPReview rates the 7d2 Silver? Does DPReview even know what sports tools are? No, this is highly touted dPReview toy - that gets expensive with even f4 glass - and is less capable sports camera than the new canon. Before rating and reviewing what they call sports cameras, DPReview should really ask sports pros.
"Because of glass and acquisition"
You mean like this Mac
Mounted on m4/3 and an APS-C 24 meg sensor. No AF though, never found a use for it ;-)
You are obsessed and completely one eyed Mac. If the Canon shooters I shoot with had that attitude about one brand and one camera, they would be out in the cold. Its a good action camera Mac, no doubt about it, but there are plenty of others around as well. Gulp, heaven forbid, even Nikon's.
It depends on who is pushing the button and I've never sold image files that small. Prints that size look fine from most cameras and not all DSLR's either.
Worry about the image Mac, not the dumb box. I see plenty of decent sports shots from a heck of a lot of different brands.
Time to move on, see ya.
Mac, I think you are lucky they are using the A6000 and not one of the A7's with that lens on it. I take shots in daylight (not a BB stadium) because that's when the power boats race and its darn hard to get a BIF at night time. That's not my fault !! Yes I would be only too happy to shoot alongside you in those conditions.
I shoot next to Canon and Nikon users all the time Mac. I miss with manual focus and trust me, they miss with their PDAF. I can tell when they do by all the swearing that goes on. I miss more though, so don't worry too much about it. Manual focus is cheating anyway ;-)
What's better ?? Canon 1DX with 400 F/2.8, 500 F/4, 600 F/4, Nikon D3 / D4 with a 400 F/2.8, 500 F/4, 600 F/4, There ya go, those do work well for sure. So if you want the best, there it is.
The A6000 body sells for $548 US, so why worry about it. Its not a threat.
All shot at F/4.5 with a 500mm lens and a few with a 1.5x TC. DOF huh, same as an APS-C DSLR using the same lens, same size sensor on the NEX-7 at 24mp.
Somehow the DSLR would be better with DOF from the same distance with the same lens, ahhhh nope. The thing is, do they sell, so why not just keep using the set up.
Sony NEX-7, manual focus lenses
whakapu: Nicely made advertisement, but seriously - "testing" tracking AF by following a surfer in a black westsuit on white water moving mainly across the image plane and progressing slightly forward within the depth of field. The surfer is indeed "fast moving" relative to the water he's in but very slow moving relative to the focus range of camera. A more meaningful test was done by Tony Northrop trying to snap his daughter on a swing. The A6000 couldn't handle that. It's a great value camera, but an action camera it ain't. More importantly it's the total process of selecting a focus point, composing, autofocusing, shooting that is critical to getting the shot. The A6000 does have fast AF but pocket to shot I'd bet on even my EOS-M, yes featuring Canon's comedy-focus Af system, to beat it - because of the touchscreen.
Silly comment. Tell you what,I bet my manual focus lenses will beat your EOS-M AF. How's that ;-) Post a link to some of your action shots.
So, wrong side of the bed this morning I take it ;-) Why do you sound so worried, interesting.
papa natas: What!!!???Another 1st prize for a great picture taken with a puny, 200$ (2010) camera?I can no longer take this kind of insult!!!I refuse to accept that a photographer can be creative with a less than low budget camera in his hands.It's financially, economically and capitalistically impossible!!!I urge DPREVIEW to put a stop to this madness!!!
Its pretty special huh ;-) Just goes to show .....
I love the balance of this along with the subject and congrats on the win. Excellent shooter behind the box and lens. Great to see thanks. Danny.
Akpinxit: Great IQ , but as before : to get more than average results you must pare it with Zeiss lens .
I only use Canon, Nikon and Sigma on E mount. Its not a problem ...... unless you need to rely on auto focus and that doesn't appeal much to be honest. My lenses work silently on E mount and fast ;-)
Or Canon, Nikon, Sony A mount, etc. One of the advantages in a way I guess.
The natural framing of this is magic, darn nice timing as well. Congrats and well deserved. Danny.
Told you it was good Jeff :-) The best Cormorant action shot I've ever seen. Congrats and so very well deserved. Danny.
Yeah, that's darn clever and well deserved. All the best and great thinking. Danny.
paps01: They certainly are extraordinary. I'd like to know what each was taken with and the settings were. I have a D7000 that would never take a photo like that and I wonder if I spend $4,000 on a d810 it would either?
Most cameras are capable, that's not an issue. A lot of it comes down to the lenses and who is pushing the button.
Boss of Sony: Canon SX50 HS has a 1200mm lens, and only costs about $500. It also has better image quality than this £99,000 one, and is much lighter.
LOL, I'm sure it is.
phoenix15: it looks like the big brother of Pentax 560mm F/5.6
More like the farther of a baby :-)
Tom47: You can get the Pentax A version for a lot less:
at F/8, the Canon is F/5.6. Believe it or not, that is a major difference !! ;-)
Not sure on the rest. However #2 is a "Sacred Kingfisher" taken with a Sony NEX-7 and a manual focus Canon FD 500 F4.5L. The NEX-7 was picked to suit the lenses, so the body was picked carefully. The D7000 with the new Tamron 150-600 does come to mind in your situation. Personally I like cropped sensors for the distances used here.
All the best.
waxwaine: With all Light Leaks affairs undercover recently, I presume DPR tested D610 on this issue
Yes, apparently some Canon and Nikon's are the same
Interesting results !!