Absolutic

Absolutic

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Joined on Jan 6, 2004

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On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (571 comments in total)
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Absolutic: And with that article, Rishi, you can say bye bye to all future Sony sponsored airline tickets and hotel rooms. They are not going to forget this article. Too honest, Rishi!!!!

hope so

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (571 comments in total)

And with that article, Rishi, you can say bye bye to all future Sony sponsored airline tickets and hotel rooms. They are not going to forget this article. Too honest, Rishi!!!!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 16:31 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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tkbslc: I'm all for progress and am far from a luddite. But 8K for video is utterly pointless. Your eyes cannot resolve the detail! The Pixels on a 60" 4K TV already become invisible to 20/20 vision at only 4 feet. Nobody is going to sit that close.

4K provided a nice resolution boost for larger TVs, but 8K moves past our biological limits.

Guys I don't remember how big the tvs were, Panasonic was smaller, and Samsung's was pretty big, at least 70 inches. There were 4K tvs everywhere. I am telling you guys, my jaw dropped when I saw that Samsung playing 8K. I am a jaded person too, I used to sell tvs for living, I don't get impressed easily. I was very impressed. I told my wife who was with me: I must get this when it becomes more affordable. AT CES 2015 these tvs were all prototypes. I imagine two years later, with at least one channel in Japan already broadcasting at 8K, these things are now ready for production????

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 06:18 UTC
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tkbslc: I'm all for progress and am far from a luddite. But 8K for video is utterly pointless. Your eyes cannot resolve the detail! The Pixels on a 60" 4K TV already become invisible to 20/20 vision at only 4 feet. Nobody is going to sit that close.

4K provided a nice resolution boost for larger TVs, but 8K moves past our biological limits.

I was at CES2015 and saw first 8K tvs from Panasonic and Samsung. These were amazing, you can see a map of a city and it looks like a real map. I could clearly see a difference between 4K next to it and 8K. I was blown away by 8K tvs there.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 17:37 UTC

You could easily do it in 2013 on Olympus EM1 Mark 1. I could set a scenario with 1/2000 and Continuous Fast AF and set it on FN button on the back. Then by pressing the FN button I goto CAF and 10 fps per second and shoot. The moment I press the FN button again, I am in the same mode I had been before, like SAF Center square.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Dpreview editors. Tony Northrop in his video review says that A9 only maintains 20 frames per second when the camera is NOT focusing. When camera needs to adjust focus between shots (which is to me definition of CAF) the AF speed falls to 10-15 frames per second. Can you confirm or deny Tony's findings? That's huge!!!!!
https://youtu.be/wv7ZVSnEtmA?t=51

Thank you Carey Rose for clearing it up for me!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Dpreview editors. Tony Northrop in his video review says that A9 only maintains 20 frames per second when the camera is NOT focusing. When camera needs to adjust focus between shots (which is to me definition of CAF) the AF speed falls to 10-15 frames per second. Can you confirm or deny Tony's findings? That's huge!!!!!
https://youtu.be/wv7ZVSnEtmA?t=51

CaPi, my XT2 can do 11 frames per second with grip (and mechanical shutter) and 14fps with electronic shutter. My Fuji XT20 ($899, $849 on sale) can do 8fps with mechanical shutter and full autofocus, and 14fps with electronic shutter and full autofocus. However, rolling shutter exists with 14fps and electronic shutter on my XT20.

A9 all these claims of 20fps with zero rolling shutter are really interesting.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)

Dpreview editors. Tony Northrop in his video review says that A9 only maintains 20 frames per second when the camera is NOT focusing. When camera needs to adjust focus between shots (which is to me definition of CAF) the AF speed falls to 10-15 frames per second. Can you confirm or deny Tony's findings? That's huge!!!!!
https://youtu.be/wv7ZVSnEtmA?t=51

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:01 UTC as 118th comment | 16 replies
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jadot: "A 20 fps bursts with continuous AF and no black out seems nice, but if you don't have the right glass for the job, that spec won't get you far".

I'm not a pro sports photographer, but I'm guessing that a single spec like a burst rate is so far from a good reason enough to have go through the ball ache of jumping from their tried and tested system, Canon or Nikon. Any photographer in that situation must surely know that the next time Canon release a pro camera the specs are going to be the same or better in some cases. I mean, what does the 1DXII manage - isn't 16 FPS in live view? Isn't that enough?

It's got to be enough to not want to throw $12K at a whole new setup, surely?

Anything at 11fps and higher pretty much covers 99.9 percent of situations. Thus if Sony could make a smiler body but let's say 11fps and price it at $2500, I'd pick it up.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:52 UTC

Fuji needed to update the lens on this camera long time ago. it is not the sharpest wide open. A good camera line, nevertheless.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 20:04 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)

Rolling Shutter on A9: go to approximately 5min40sec mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AREGOD7jf2s

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 207th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Gary Fong just said in Live Streaming that there is NO TOUCH SCREEN. So someone is wrong there, either Gary or other press releases. He was using the camera.

Also he said he would be testing the rolling shutter issue tomorrow

sibuzaru, i am more comfortable withe the cars test because it reveals the problems fast.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Gary Fong just said in Live Streaming that there is NO TOUCH SCREEN. So someone is wrong there, either Gary or other press releases. He was using the camera.

Also he said he would be testing the rolling shutter issue tomorrow

Carey Rose, are you guys able to take the camera outside and REALLY test the rolling shutter? Very simple test: shoot some moving cars and pan your camera at the same time. This will reveal rolling shutter in like 2 seconds, if it is there.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)

Gary Fong just said in Live Streaming that there is NO TOUCH SCREEN. So someone is wrong there, either Gary or other press releases. He was using the camera.

Also he said he would be testing the rolling shutter issue tomorrow

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 274th comment | 6 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Here is my take on it. Since there are many cameras out there that do fast rates with electronic shutter. $899 Fuji XT20 does 14fps with electronic viewfinder and autofocus. Olympus EM1M2 does what 60fps? The big problems with Electronic Shutter is of course
1) Rolling Shutter
2) Inability to shoot under Incandescent Light without lines going through your shot
3) Use with Strobes

Sony only kind of addressed issue 1 with Rolling Shutter but saying the following:

Here is a statement in Sony release about Rolling Shutter Effect

"High curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect and shows excellent performance in capturing moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities. Slight distortion may occur in some shooting conditions."
Also Mechanical Shutter is present but only at 5 frames per Second

Could be. One way to check is to take this camera outside and shoot some moving cars while panning the camera. That'll reveal that Rolling Shutter Presence in 1 second, if its there

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:03 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: One thing is sure: Sony is very strong in the Marketing Department. But why only 24 FPS?! Why not 50? Or 100?

I am with Silver Nemesis. Olympus EM1 M2 does 60, even Fuji XT20 ($899) does 14fps with Electronic Shutter. Electronic Shutter = fail.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Here is my take on it. Since there are many cameras out there that do fast rates with electronic shutter. $899 Fuji XT20 does 14fps with electronic viewfinder and autofocus. Olympus EM1M2 does what 60fps? The big problems with Electronic Shutter is of course
1) Rolling Shutter
2) Inability to shoot under Incandescent Light without lines going through your shot
3) Use with Strobes

Sony only kind of addressed issue 1 with Rolling Shutter but saying the following:

Here is a statement in Sony release about Rolling Shutter Effect

"High curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect and shows excellent performance in capturing moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities. Slight distortion may occur in some shooting conditions."
Also Mechanical Shutter is present but only at 5 frames per Second

well, I've had tons of cameras, and I've never had any lines going through my photos in my living room (incandescent light) with any mechanical shutter. However, these lines are always there with electronic shutters.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)

Here is my take on it. Since there are many cameras out there that do fast rates with electronic shutter. $899 Fuji XT20 does 14fps with electronic viewfinder and autofocus. Olympus EM1M2 does what 60fps? The big problems with Electronic Shutter is of course
1) Rolling Shutter
2) Inability to shoot under Incandescent Light without lines going through your shot
3) Use with Strobes

Sony only kind of addressed issue 1 with Rolling Shutter but saying the following:

Here is a statement in Sony release about Rolling Shutter Effect

"High curtain speed of the electronic shutter suppresses rolling shutter effect and shows excellent performance in capturing moving subjects during sports and other fast-moving activities. Slight distortion may occur in some shooting conditions."
Also Mechanical Shutter is present but only at 5 frames per Second

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 325th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (536 comments in total)

Since D500 can be had (sometimes) Grey for $1299 on ebay, nobody should pay $1249 for D7500. But I am sure some people will.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:40 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (356 comments in total)

Love my XT20. One question though, how come only rear dial can be re-assigned and not the front dial? On XT2 with new firmware you can assign the front dial. The front dial on XT20 is clickable as well, but only rear dial can be assigned to a function?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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