hippo84

hippo84

Lives in Russian Federation Kirov, Russian Federation
Works as a photographer, teacher
Joined on Sep 27, 2011

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On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (326 comments in total)
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joe6pack: The list look fine to me. But A7 II rated best? How many readers actually touched the camera? Let alone trying or owning?

Do You think, everyone here have been using Fuji 56/1.2, Lumix LX100, and so on

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 06:11 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (225 comments in total)
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blink667: IBIS is a great addition, but same sensor as the A7... any evidence of an IQ uptick?

What about Canon Aps-C sensors?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 18:23 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

2.0.5 is only fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable, that's all. Every manufacturer can make firmware with "bugs" and fix it 2 years later, but it's not the kind of support to be proud of.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 06:33 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

By the way, when update was out, 7d had been 3 years old, not 5

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:02 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

And that 7D firmware update is not a miracle, isn't it? Improved buffer memory-yes, it's great. In-camera image editing is a toy, in my opinion. Auto-ISO, GPS-module support, audio-level control, that's all? This update doesn't make IQ better, AF faster...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 21:34 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

Canon released an FW update because there had been no 7D successor for 5 years! How much major(not bug fixes) free(not $500 firmware for c300) updates have Canon released for 5D/5D2/6D/40-70D?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

Does Canon add DP-AF to 6D(Canon claims that 6D sensor is the most modern FF sensor they have). Or maybe They make contrast AF in Live View work faster(it's the thing that can be easily solved via FW)? Canon is no way better than Sony, when We talk about firmware support.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

I know about great 7D firmware update. Sony also does such things. My already fast A77-2 became even faster, much faster and get XAVC-S after firmware update in december. Sony greatly improved IQ with v4 for A700 many years ago. Sony added XAVC-S to RX10, and so on. About 3-5 years - is it bad, that Sony is listening to its consumers? Don't forget, A7 was the first FF mirrolless and there was many critique after it had been released: no IBIS, small grip, not very tough mount, shutter button location, and so on. These things can't be solved via Fwupdate, so now We have A7-2. Does A7 became worse after A7-2 is released? No. Doesn't Sony A7 users have everything They pay for? Does Canon constantly adds new features to its cameras? Does Canon 6D get 1080/60fps, focus peaking, zebra, clear HDMI out(every FF Sony has it )?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
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Gabriel Chan: So far, non of Sony FE lens have any significant weight advantage compared to the Canon and Nikon FF lens....so what's the point of changing to a mirrorless system if only the body is 100g lighter and all the lens weigh about the same as FF DSLR lens? the FE 70-200 f4 is even heavier than the Canon 70-200 f4

Even A7II, the biggest of A7-series, is much smaller than entry-level FF DSLR http://thenewcamera.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Sony-A7-II-vs-Canon-5D-Mark.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 09:23 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

Talking seriously, I understand Your point

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 08:31 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

I don't rememder it for sure. It was jurassic period, if I'm not mistaken ))

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 08:30 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

Maybe You're right, but C300 is not so new, isn't it? It was announced in 2011

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 08:11 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/news/canon-brings-dual-pixel-autofocus-upgrade-c300 - Canon adds DP-AF to C300 by $500 firmware without changing sensor

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 08:00 UTC
On Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II article (59 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Where is the XAVC-S Codec in Firmware 2.0 for the A7, Sony?

marc petzold -You didn't understand me. There is A7 successor - A7II. Why does Sony have to add feature of newer model to older one? Does Canon add DualPixel AF to 60D after 70D is out? About RX10 - there is no successor to it still, that's why adding XAVC-S is logical.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 06:55 UTC
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GuyMcKie: Big heavy and expensive lenses, where CA, vignetting and distortion are corrected in camera. Is that a progress? Compared with the excellent AF and very compact 28mm f2.0, 35mm f2.0, 100mm f2.0, 200mm f2.8 from Minolta. It's more difficult to design an compact lens and it needs a more accurate assembly.

But it doesn't mean, that 35/1.4 will be bad. Don't forget, 55/1.8 is the best AF lens according to DXO.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 13:56 UTC
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vmwelt: Hi all, I'm interested in FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens - does anyone have the info on the filter size (i.e. 72 mm etc)? Thanks!

72. We can see on picture on this topic(in full screen view)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Sony FE lenses are seriously too expensive. If Sony wants to sell the A7 series, they should drop the lens prices down to realistic levels.

Canon 50mm f1.4 = $400
Canon 50mm f1.8=$150
....Sony FE 55mm f1.8 = $1000

Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM = $600
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM = #200
....Sony FE 35mm f2.8 = $800

Canon 17-40 f4 = $800
...Sony FE 16-35 f4 = $1350

Canon 28-135mm = $500
Sony 28-135mm = $2500

As an amateur, I would be interested in buying an A7 camera if it wasn't for these ridiculous prices.

FE 55/1.8 has very pleasant bokeh and absolutely sharp even wide open(unlike Canon 50/1.4)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 06:25 UTC
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GuyMcKie: Big heavy and expensive lenses, where CA, vignetting and distortion are corrected in camera. Is that a progress? Compared with the excellent AF and very compact 28mm f2.0, 35mm f2.0, 100mm f2.0, 200mm f2.8 from Minolta. It's more difficult to design an compact lens and it needs a more accurate assembly.

So what? Did You use 55/1.8? 16-35/4? Aren't there many so-so Canon lens, for example? And where have You found 3%. Maximum distortion on FE24-70/4 is a bit higher than 1%, according to DXO. Canon 24-70/4 is better at wide angle but worse at 28-70.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 17:02 UTC
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blink667: Small elegant mirror less bodies, big ugly lenses... what's the point Sony?

Is ugly big camera with ugly big lens better? ))

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Sony FE lenses are seriously too expensive. If Sony wants to sell the A7 series, they should drop the lens prices down to realistic levels.

Canon 50mm f1.4 = $400
Canon 50mm f1.8=$150
....Sony FE 55mm f1.8 = $1000

Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM = $600
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM = #200
....Sony FE 35mm f2.8 = $800

Canon 17-40 f4 = $800
...Sony FE 16-35 f4 = $1350

Canon 28-135mm = $500
Sony 28-135mm = $2500

As an amateur, I would be interested in buying an A7 camera if it wasn't for these ridiculous prices.

Sony 28-135/4 is cine servo-zoom with OSS. Why do You compare it with Canon 28-135/3.5-5.6? Why do You compare Sony 16-35/4 OSS with old 17-40 but not with Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM($1200)?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 11:32 UTC
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