andy1331

andy1331

Joined on Jul 26, 2012

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On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (673 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 (468 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 (468 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 (673 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 (411 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 44th 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 15th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 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 60th 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 (673 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 (673 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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