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andy1331

andy1331

Joined on Jul 26, 2012

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lhkjacky: Personally, I prefer using DLSR/ SLT, rather than the poor battery life, small e-mount camera.

The AF of my A77ii is still lots better than the A6000,
Interesting that Sony also admit that A6000's AF is only good enough for a holiday camera.

And A7Rii's AF is also not as fast as A6000, it is not surprise because Sony use hybrid AF, they use CDAF as the final state of the AF, APSC with small aperture zoom have wider DOF which help CDAF focus faster.
(Same reason Nikon 1 can CDAF faster becoz smaller sensor have wider DOF)

For large aperture zoom or long focal length telephoto lens, OSPDAF have difficulty to find focus at completely out-of-focus situation.
So DSLR / SLT is still better for sport shooter or demanding AF situation.

IMO, Sony should keep developing a-mount body with the unique SLT design.
It should have larger body, longer battery life, and ultimate AF ability.

Exactly. Or A mount mirrorless. But I can't see the advantage of these small E mount body. The lenses are big anyway. Actually A mount lenses are brighter when comparing them to similar sized E mount lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (517 comments in total)

I think DPReview is a bit too regaled/pampered/spoiled (*) from the products that Sony came up with during the last years and had very very high expectation. Because if you just review the facts and compare with comparable competition it should have eailiry a gold reward. For example I tested (and finally bought) this a77II and also tested a EOS 70D. The a77II was far better in almost every aspect (or at least similar) but he 70D gets a higher score from dpreview.
I think that the expectation were a bit to high. It's not that ultimate miracle wapon that beats a 4DS or 1DX for 15% of the price but compared to other 1000 € APS-C bodies out there it is very very exicting.
I love it !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 20:56 UTC as 52nd comment | 9 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (681 comments in total)

I actually planned to wait until the final review of the a77 II is there since dpreview actually always was my primary source for camera desicion etc.
But now I was getting weak and finally bought the a77 II.
And from what I can say until now is that it is really, really great.
I also testet a7 II and a6000 but a77 II was my clear favorite.
(And of course I don't regret that I switched from Sony to Canon some years ago.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 21:42 UTC as 9th comment
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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steelhead3: I thought the pictures were quite good, demonstrating DR that Canon shooters can only dream about. The only quibble I have is they seem a little bit underexposed.

As shown in the EXIF data most shots have been shot with some negative EV correction. Thats why they are a bit dark. Not sure why the photographer didn't keep default.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
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ZAnton: So the short flange distance makes no sense, because it causes big distortions, abberations and problems with "real aperture" on a big sensor (light has to fall on the sensor under a big angle). These lenses look quite long.

So what is a advantage of a slim 35mm mirrorless?

What I noticed is that a E mount lens with same price, weight and size is about one stop worse than A mount. So I do not see an advantage for E mount. I think they should also do a mirrorless body with A mount.
The main advantage for E mount is that you can use an adapter and then use Canon, Leica etc lenses.
But if you have no lagacy lenses I prefere A mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
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ZAnton: So the short flange distance makes no sense, because it causes big distortions, abberations and problems with "real aperture" on a big sensor (light has to fall on the sensor under a big angle). These lenses look quite long.

So what is a advantage of a slim 35mm mirrorless?

they should use A mount for mirrorless. Its easier to make fast and good lensrs for A than for E mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 23:01 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (681 comments in total)
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kevin_r: I see the studio images are up for this camera - and they look terrible against the Canon 7D II, Nikon D7100, Pentax 5S II etc.
No wonder DPR kept it back.

continue to dream...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (467 comments in total)
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andy1331: Why did you mention the a77II body as bulky? Its almost identical and even lighter than a 70d or others in this clsss.
And dont forget the advantages of the SLT concept like EVF, very fast AF even in LV, great Videi options... Lobe this one but dont understand why Sony doesnt come up with some smaller pendant. In this area they focus on e mount which is the worse mount I think for good fast glass...

did you try the EVF of the a77 II ? Sound slike you talk about the EVF some years ago...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 19:07 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (467 comments in total)

Why did you mention the a77II body as bulky? Its almost identical and even lighter than a 70d or others in this clsss.
And dont forget the advantages of the SLT concept like EVF, very fast AF even in LV, great Videi options... Lobe this one but dont understand why Sony doesnt come up with some smaller pendant. In this area they focus on e mount which is the worse mount I think for good fast glass...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 07:24 UTC as 71st comment | 8 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (681 comments in total)
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Scoots42: The price of this camera is coming down nicely... body <$900. I'm thinking of it for taking photos of my kids and their teams playing sports and just for an all around camera. My son plays college soccer and daughter grade school basketball(darker gyms).

What lens/lenses would you recommend for the above?

What camera would you buy instead in the same price range?

Thanks!

Tamron 70-200 / 2.8.
Either the new version for about 1000 € or the older (without ultrasonis motor) for about 500 €.
The camera is absolutely great. Easy choice. Lenses there are also more options depending on budget but the Tamrons mentioned above give great value for money...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 21:59 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (467 comments in total)

Hey dpreview staff: The review of the GX7 is fiished that soon and we still wait months for the full review of the a77 II.
Come on, give us the full review of the a77 II, please, please ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 20:52 UTC as 73rd comment

It's stupid to believe plastic = bad quality, metal = good quality.

Here are some fact's:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/12/assumptions-expectations-and-plastic-mounts

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 21:58 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)

Cool comparison by DCTV:

www.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_E6Mxxe_kG4

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 61st comment

It's like Sonys Picture faming option in their current SLT and mirrorless cameras. But why not...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 22:16 UTC as 9th comment
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (681 comments in total)
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Eddi D: I've used this site before a long time when searching for my 1st camera. Now I'm back for an upgrade. I currently own a Minolta 7D and Sony A100.
I have the following lenses:
Peleng 8mm fisheye
Minolta 50mm 1.7
Sigma 15-30mm 3.5-4.5 DG
Tamron 28-75 2.8mm XR DI
Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 EX DG
Sigma APO 2X EX DG Teleconverter
I'm going to 'dump' my Minolta and give the Sony to my wife (she's small and it suits her perfectly). The new camera will be for me. I like shooting mostly sports. 70% outdoors (softball, bikingl, etc) as well as landscape (mountains, etc) and 30% indoors (kids volleyball and swimming). I am not currently doing it for money, but do plan on possibly starting.
I have 2 questions:
1. It seems the A77 and A77ii would fill my needs equally. But, is the A77ii worth the extra $300 (I've found both NIB and thinking long term)?
2.Just to verify, my lenses will fit on both cameras, correct? I can't afford to change all my lenses.
Thanks for any guidance you can give me.

Lenses will work.
The a77 II is much better concerning High ISO and Autofocus of moving subjects. So I would urgently recommend the a77 II !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 16:21 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (681 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: Top of page 4 - the SLT mirror does NOT redirect 1/3 of the light. It is about 1/3 of a stop of light.

Interesting that they would NOT have included the on-sensor phase detect AF from the a6000 in this camera in addition to the SLT AF sensors. I have about 7000+ actuation shooting action with my A77 and the AF tracking is actually very poor even with fast lenses and SSM / HSM.The only reason I would have spent an extra $400 on the new A77ii was for the same AF system as the a6000. I wonder why they would not have included this on the A77ii? If it is the same sensor why can't they combine the information from both AF systems? But I guess we will have to see how they compare.

The On-Sensor AF-Sensors like in the a6000 or a99 are not that big, sensitive, fast and optimzed as explizit AF-PD-Sensors.
So the a6000 AF-System is really great for such a compact mirrorless camera but the a77II is even better and even more suitable for sports action.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 22:18 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Canon should replace the EOS M disaster with a newer body model instead on newer lenses.

New lenses, no matter how brilliant they are, are just bricks when mounted on the quagmire designed EOS M.

Come out with an upgrade for EOS M, then maybe consumers will call on the deal.

It is also your responsibility, Canon, to issue relevant and important FIRMWARE UPDATES to those who have been suckered into buying the EOS M incomplete camera. They deserve your support.

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M2 is nothing compared to a6000...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
On Sony SLT A57 preview (198 comments in total)

It seems like Canon spent some $ of their enormous marketing budget for dpreview to have them delay a full review of the a57 as it would excel the EOS 650D for sure ...

Maybe, maybe not.
I'm not sure but something is strange here ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2012 at 15:28 UTC as 15th comment
On Sony SLT A57 preview (198 comments in total)

Now the a57 won the EISA award "Best SLR camera 2012/2013" and still no full review ?
It's not just some petty toy but the best camera in it's class!
A full review would be obvious...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 20:23 UTC as 19th comment
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