jonny1976

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On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2649 comments in total)
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CALLAGHAN92: For me the LEICA SL is far much better with awesome lenses and much more solid.

well i tried a9 in shop..i'm pretty sure if i throw it from one meter it will go pieces..the 1dx k1 d5 645d won't scratch some borders.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2649 comments in total)
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jonny1976: Conclusion:
The AF worked fine - better or worse than my Nikon? Not better, but it was acceptable for a first time use - more games and photographing other kind of sports would be needed to draw the final conclusion.
Is the A9 a game changer?
No - but it is probably the beginning of a game changer. Within 5 years a pro-sportsshooter could very well be working with mirrorless cameras.
Would I change my Nikon for this camera?
No!
Three reasons to why not:
- Not enough pro-lenses
- No IPTC in the camera ( this could be solved with a firmware-update)
- Not enough accessories

If Sony come up with the pro-lenses they will be in the same league as Nikon and Canon.

https://www.ronbog.com/blog-ronbog

pretty much my feeling...i doubt many pro will buy this system now...maybe in 5 years...so far 4500 ar a lot for non pros..for me the camera in a year will los a lot of the price and it could be a good buy. so far no.

i tried the a
9 in shop and even with the 24-70 f4 the camera was completely unbalanced....like i hold practically the combo from the lens not camera. i cannot imagine a 70-200...and all the zoom i saw in the presentation are probably bigger or the same as any normal dslr brand. so if u shoot small prime u have a combo well balanced...with zoom this camera look ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 11:02 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2649 comments in total)
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jonny1976: Conclusion:
The AF worked fine - better or worse than my Nikon? Not better, but it was acceptable for a first time use - more games and photographing other kind of sports would be needed to draw the final conclusion.
Is the A9 a game changer?
No - but it is probably the beginning of a game changer. Within 5 years a pro-sportsshooter could very well be working with mirrorless cameras.
Would I change my Nikon for this camera?
No!
Three reasons to why not:
- Not enough pro-lenses
- No IPTC in the camera ( this could be solved with a firmware-update)
- Not enough accessories

If Sony come up with the pro-lenses they will be in the same league as Nikon and Canon.

https://www.ronbog.com/blog-ronbog

pretty much my feeling...i doubt many pro will buy this system now...maybe in 5 years...so far 4500 ar a lot for non pros..for me the camera in a year will los a lot of the price and it could be a good buy. so far no.

i always hate sony as brand abut this is the first camera i would buy. but i tried in shop and the body is appalling but i shoot k1 that in ergonomic and building is also a milestone.
but really those square corner, small pattern , clumsy button, everything packed, difficult to put hand around the camera.
probably the same technology could have been put on the a99...if they put this technology in a99 they could have really earned sport photographer.
with the format of sony alpha 7 they won't have any sports photographer.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 10:59 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2649 comments in total)

Conclusion:
The AF worked fine - better or worse than my Nikon? Not better, but it was acceptable for a first time use - more games and photographing other kind of sports would be needed to draw the final conclusion.
Is the A9 a game changer?
No - but it is probably the beginning of a game changer. Within 5 years a pro-sportsshooter could very well be working with mirrorless cameras.
Would I change my Nikon for this camera?
No!
Three reasons to why not:
- Not enough pro-lenses
- No IPTC in the camera ( this could be solved with a firmware-update)
- Not enough accessories

If Sony come up with the pro-lenses they will be in the same league as Nikon and Canon.

https://www.ronbog.com/blog-ronbog

pretty much my feeling...i doubt many pro will buy this system now...maybe in 5 years...so far 4500 ar a lot for non pros..for me the camera in a year will los a lot of the price and it could be a good buy. so far no.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:36 UTC as 119th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2649 comments in total)
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surlezi: People here talk about camera, and comparison of camera. Now with this one, it's all down to electronics. The sensor is 90% of this camera, and most of what's amazing in it is because of its electronics.

The body itself is nothing. I'm not sure why Sony won't make a flawless body. Minolta (bought by Sony) already made better bodies 13 years ago with Dynax Maxxum 7D, with dials and ergonomics way better than what they have on A7/A9. I guess it's a way for to leave room for improvment, because with such sensors, customers would'nt be upgrading in a long while.

well tried the sony a9 ion shop...af is amazing no doubts, and am a sony critics, but ergonomics is terrible. i have big hand...without grip is all packed, i have very minimum space for grip camera with both hands...controls also not the best ergo..coming from pentaxk1 and pentax superb ergonomics i was not impressed for a 4500 camera.
personally they could have produced a body more oriented towards this class of camera, instead of simply reusing the a7 body to cut cost still asking more money.
some more inches here and there would have really made this camera perfect more sealed possibility and a real contender. i doubt one used to d5 could love a camera like this.

"even with my small hands it’s a challenge getting a good grip on the camera-body because you don’t know where to put your your little finger.
this is exactly my feeling. sony always fails somewhere big in any camera. this time body.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:31 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: There's much to like about the A99II and the A9.

But the A99II still needs better lenses, more of them.

And given that the A9 is supposed to compete with the likes of the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DS Mark II, the A9 body is too small.

A bigger body would allow for better heat dispersion, so the A9 could actually be shot at ISO 50k.

(As it is, the A9 stops being useful at about ISO 30K, mechanical shutter--raw, which is about Nikon Df territory, or Leica SL. It's big colour blotches that are the issue, not conventional noise/grain.)

It's an error on the part of Sony that the A9 can't remain mounted to a tripod head and still allow the battery to be swapped. The D5, 1DX II and the Fuji GFX-50S don't have this basic flaw.

The A9's mechanical shutter frame rate is too low for a "pro" body.

pro camera are built to last everything or most of them...the a9 won't last like a d5 or a 1dx bit not even a d800 or k1.
the button are all packed and so flimsy is impossible for those with big hand to use it without taking the eyes off the viewfinder..

in addiction it has evf, still look like watching a tv instead a ovf..i prefer the second

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: There's much to like about the A99II and the A9.

But the A99II still needs better lenses, more of them.

And given that the A9 is supposed to compete with the likes of the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DS Mark II, the A9 body is too small.

A bigger body would allow for better heat dispersion, so the A9 could actually be shot at ISO 50k.

(As it is, the A9 stops being useful at about ISO 30K, mechanical shutter--raw, which is about Nikon Df territory, or Leica SL. It's big colour blotches that are the issue, not conventional noise/grain.)

It's an error on the part of Sony that the A9 can't remain mounted to a tripod head and still allow the battery to be swapped. The D5, 1DX II and the Fuji GFX-50S don't have this basic flaw.

The A9's mechanical shutter frame rate is too low for a "pro" body.

nobody abuse it...but believe me when you do serious photojournalism and u run everywhere in th middle of people in small spaces, your camera hanging from our side is pretty easy to smash the body against somebody or something, and this camera don't give me the appearance that it can manage this very easy.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 16:28 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: There's much to like about the A99II and the A9.

But the A99II still needs better lenses, more of them.

And given that the A9 is supposed to compete with the likes of the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DS Mark II, the A9 body is too small.

A bigger body would allow for better heat dispersion, so the A9 could actually be shot at ISO 50k.

(As it is, the A9 stops being useful at about ISO 30K, mechanical shutter--raw, which is about Nikon Df territory, or Leica SL. It's big colour blotches that are the issue, not conventional noise/grain.)

It's an error on the part of Sony that the A9 can't remain mounted to a tripod head and still allow the battery to be swapped. The D5, 1DX II and the Fuji GFX-50S don't have this basic flaw.

The A9's mechanical shutter frame rate is too low for a "pro" body.

i agree. i am a guy who take a camera and in a second i can manage all dial and control..the ergonomics is not very good, even button and lever look flimsy...coming from a k1 for example is like night and day, building ergonomic of k1 are 4 notches ahed this camera.
sure it has what seems a very good af, and frame rate, so many pro could add this as second body. but for 5300 euro is a joke really. at 3000 probably would have been a good choice for many semi pro or amateur with big pocket, at 5300 any pro doing sport will choose night and day canikon.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: There's much to like about the A99II and the A9.

But the A99II still needs better lenses, more of them.

And given that the A9 is supposed to compete with the likes of the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DS Mark II, the A9 body is too small.

A bigger body would allow for better heat dispersion, so the A9 could actually be shot at ISO 50k.

(As it is, the A9 stops being useful at about ISO 30K, mechanical shutter--raw, which is about Nikon Df territory, or Leica SL. It's big colour blotches that are the issue, not conventional noise/grain.)

It's an error on the part of Sony that the A9 can't remain mounted to a tripod head and still allow the battery to be swapped. The D5, 1DX II and the Fuji GFX-50S don't have this basic flaw.

The A9's mechanical shutter frame rate is too low for a "pro" body.

i agree with dppmetro. i use pentax gear, two years ago i had my 645d on a sling back. i haven't close it:( so walk i in the street and the 645d fall down from1,8 meter, I'm 1,90 mt. well apart the outer ring of a metal lens, god it was old metal lucky, who bend, the camera had nothing zero damages...i'm sure this sony would have gone to pieces.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 12:23 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: There's much to like about the A99II and the A9.

But the A99II still needs better lenses, more of them.

And given that the A9 is supposed to compete with the likes of the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DS Mark II, the A9 body is too small.

A bigger body would allow for better heat dispersion, so the A9 could actually be shot at ISO 50k.

(As it is, the A9 stops being useful at about ISO 30K, mechanical shutter--raw, which is about Nikon Df territory, or Leica SL. It's big colour blotches that are the issue, not conventional noise/grain.)

It's an error on the part of Sony that the A9 can't remain mounted to a tripod head and still allow the battery to be swapped. The D5, 1DX II and the Fuji GFX-50S don't have this basic flaw.

The A9's mechanical shutter frame rate is too low for a "pro" body.

abusing is normally when u work....especially in fast sport action or photojournalism. this camera is too fragile,but ask sai too small.
i'm 100% sure those who shoot d5 or 1dx will never ditch their tea for this. maybe they could add this camera to their canikon, it can be, but the cost is also high. in france 5300 euro.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 12:21 UTC
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Alex Permit: "the recent press release about being 2nd in the US market is as much to do with bouncing back after Kumamoto and second-placed Nikon not having released any high-end cameras recently, as anything else"

It's fun to reread all the hoopla when that press release came out. Sort of like a "throwback thursday". Here's the link.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/1896381164/sony-is-now-2-in-the-us-full-frame-interchangeable-lens-camera-market

i am at cannes covering the film festival...for 1 sony there are 20 canon and 10 nikon...even pentax can compete but in france pentax has been historically stronger, a lot of micro four third, sony mostly the cropped sensor....videographer all are using canon and panasonic gh series....
today i have tried the a9, and while great af is too small

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 00:14 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: There's much to like about the A99II and the A9.

But the A99II still needs better lenses, more of them.

And given that the A9 is supposed to compete with the likes of the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DS Mark II, the A9 body is too small.

A bigger body would allow for better heat dispersion, so the A9 could actually be shot at ISO 50k.

(As it is, the A9 stops being useful at about ISO 30K, mechanical shutter--raw, which is about Nikon Df territory, or Leica SL. It's big colour blotches that are the issue, not conventional noise/grain.)

It's an error on the part of Sony that the A9 can't remain mounted to a tripod head and still allow the battery to be swapped. The D5, 1DX II and the Fuji GFX-50S don't have this basic flaw.

The A9's mechanical shutter frame rate is too low for a "pro" body.

i have tried today at image photo in nice france the a9..those who think will compete with d5 or 1dx have spoken the best weed in the market....i have big hand and the ergonomic is appalling. better with grip but no way. af is pretty good sure but the other two are made to being abused...the a9 liked fragile compared to those camera.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
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Peter von Reichenberg: GFX 50 + Zeiss Otus trio? Killing set.

no way. probably u have never used medium format. it's not only about sharpness. I'm sorry.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
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KyleSlamchez: Okay, hold the phone! The actual full specifications state that it only shoots 5fps with the physical shutter. Five frames per second!

The Nikon D5 shoots 12fps. The Canon 1DX II shoots 14fps!

I thought something was goofy. This is looking more and more like just an a7s ii with dual card slots, a larger buffer, and less resolution.

we will see on paper sony tracking fps is always super game changer bla bla bla...i m not saying pentax tracks better...i choose pentax cause i don't need tracking or fps cause i don't do sport or wildlife professionally...sure at this point i won't invest in sony system if i were a pro shooter of sport.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: As a Canon user, I simply cannot understand the few criticisms that are thrown around in these comments. The specifications are a complete blast. Period.

If the camera lives on to those specs is something to be ascertained and commented when the testing is done. For the moment, any criticism reads like "sour grapes", really.

How can the MP count be brought along when the competition maxes at 19 and 21MP?

How can anything be said about the AF specifications, when almost full coverage of a scene is offered, something that anyone who has ever done a modicum of action photography, be it Nature or Sports, knows exactly how important it is.

(cont.)

i think it's a great camera. but for me it won't sell good a this price, and canon nikon will not be worried about professional moving to sony. the gap is too big. maybe in 10 years. now not.
4500 dollar are a lot of money. you need to be a pro shooters or somebody who take sport and wildlife serious enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:22 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: As a Canon user, I simply cannot understand the few criticisms that are thrown around in these comments. The specifications are a complete blast. Period.

If the camera lives on to those specs is something to be ascertained and commented when the testing is done. For the moment, any criticism reads like "sour grapes", really.

How can the MP count be brought along when the competition maxes at 19 and 21MP?

How can anything be said about the AF specifications, when almost full coverage of a scene is offered, something that anyone who has ever done a modicum of action photography, be it Nature or Sports, knows exactly how important it is.

(cont.)

well the d5 are trusted camera who can be use in sub zero situation..this sony is at least weather sealed?
sony is number 2 mostly for video feature..anyway i never saw any alpha 7r2 in action for example...but probably europe is more oriented towards canikon.
is a great camera i don't deny, but 4500 good luck sony. i repeat even the rx1 when went out was considered a game changer...nobody or few bought it and after some month you could buy one at 1700...look known eBay.
4500 are a lot of money....if you are not a pro sport shooter or wildlife...4500 by many other capable cameras.
and if you are somebody who live of sport or wildlife...uwould invest in a untrusted and new system?
i repeat maybe in 10 years. right now this camera will sell not great due to the price. the d5 is a camera who has been in the market from ages considering the old model from d1 to d5. that's why people invest in nikon or canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Sony A6 Series Shooter: The camera looks promising, but the price point is pretty bold, as well. While the weather sealing issue may give pause to professional photographers who value reliability and durability, the speed of this thing (if it lives up to the advertising hype) will likely be attractive to many of them.

If most of the autofocus features (and some of the speed) can be retained whenever they introduce a higher-resolution model (in other words, a 42+ megapixel camera in the same body), then Sony could scavenge sales from Canon... which would appear to be the ultimate aim.

Given them credit for getting "our" attention. A for Effort, Sony!

zero professional system,...zero lens for sport shooters....price is the only competition they have right now....canon went to rio with 1000 lenses and body....
they target professional but i doubt many will buy this camera at 4500, like few bought the r1x at 3200.
sony is till not seen by many to be worth this premium.
in addiction the new lenses cost much more than canikon, and they not have any sigma or tamron equivalence. so if you want buy the new system you need 7000 dollar a d500 with a sigma sport is 3000. do you think you will be a better sport shooter with 20fps? i doubt. tracking especially in low light has always been a pain with mirrorless.let's see this camera. the new olympus was advertised as af demon, in practice it fail every tracking test i see around.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:17 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Jorginho: Sometimes I think at least 75% of all people who write here are underaged and severly so. "Nikon/Canon" killer...What is this? Language of some Hollywood Superhero movie...

by the way I'm pentax user and ricoh and fuji and olympus. i not use sony cause i not find attractive camera fro my needs.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:13 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: As a Canon user, I simply cannot understand the few criticisms that are thrown around in these comments. The specifications are a complete blast. Period.

If the camera lives on to those specs is something to be ascertained and commented when the testing is done. For the moment, any criticism reads like "sour grapes", really.

How can the MP count be brought along when the competition maxes at 19 and 21MP?

How can anything be said about the AF specifications, when almost full coverage of a scene is offered, something that anyone who has ever done a modicum of action photography, be it Nature or Sports, knows exactly how important it is.

(cont.)

maybe but sony need money need profit not infinite losing money just to make canikon out of market....
4500 dollar camera 2500 lens...a system with 2 body and 2 lenses 13000 dollar....and you read forum and comments on youtube and seems all the world is preordering...nobody will take this camera apart some rinstagrmamer or loyal sony user...most of pro shooter will use this camera only cause sony pay them...do you think sony artisan choose sony for the system? no they choose and use cause sony pay even if professionally sony is far from a top system.
maybe in 10 years we will see. if i shoot sport i will stil buy a d5 compared to this.
i love optical viewfinder.
we will see at next olympics how many sony photographer there will be. i suspect zero.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
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KyleSlamchez: Okay, hold the phone! The actual full specifications state that it only shoots 5fps with the physical shutter. Five frames per second!

The Nikon D5 shoots 12fps. The Canon 1DX II shoots 14fps!

I thought something was goofy. This is looking more and more like just an a7s ii with dual card slots, a larger buffer, and less resolution.

tracking capability are not a 1000 points or xxx fps...that's why only pana still suck at track seriously...and sony need to prove the world they can track like a d5 or d1x. i doubt this is possible.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:05 UTC
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