kurtjofsen

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On article Sony a1 review (2596 comments in total)

Best all round camera ever made. And still compact enough for almost all use cases. Not bad.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 07:53 UTC as 152nd comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview TV: Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM review (33 comments in total)

Love the GM lenses combo of excellent IQ, AF Speed, compactness

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2021 at 13:14 UTC as 7th comment
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Ying Yon: Increadible that the fastest sensor is also leading in dynamic range. Adding up the capabillites with fastest AF, highest fps, leading dynamic range, absolute lowest rolling shutter and all this with silent shutter @ 50 Mpxl resolution!
Add to A1 performance that e-mount is the only mount with large apperture native tele lenses for sports and wild life.

There's just no competition!

You forgot to mention that A1 does all that in a compact format without overheating issues that some larger bodies have.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2021 at 09:30 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: Unpopular opinion: why even bother with MILC body and benefints if you're making your body DLSR-level huge with a vertical grip you can't remove? I can more or less get it for photography (though A1 and A9 are perfectly fine even w/o it). But for video? This added bulk with a cage, drone or a rig? Just why? My silly theory atm: it's a cooling solution.

I really don't get what's Nikon's game at this pont. I almost sure that it will match the price of A1, but it is interesting to see how much speed Z9 will provide, especially with Z-lenses, many of which are not 30fps capable.

"The S-line lenses have dual AF motors and designed to move separate element groups thus halving distance to travel. They are extremely fast."

Did you try the 85/1.8 or the 20/1.8? No speed demons.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 11:09 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: Unpopular opinion: why even bother with MILC body and benefints if you're making your body DLSR-level huge with a vertical grip you can't remove? I can more or less get it for photography (though A1 and A9 are perfectly fine even w/o it). But for video? This added bulk with a cage, drone or a rig? Just why? My silly theory atm: it's a cooling solution.

I really don't get what's Nikon's game at this pont. I almost sure that it will match the price of A1, but it is interesting to see how much speed Z9 will provide, especially with Z-lenses, many of which are not 30fps capable.

"interesting to see how much speed Z9 will provide, especially with Z-lenses, many of which are not 30fps capable"

Yes it is unfortunate they have buildt the system for speed, the lens eco system are generally medium AF speed. So no matter camera speed the system will not perform so well until they have filled out with fast focusing lenses (which may take many years)

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 08:05 UTC

Good with compact and cable free option

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2021 at 21:12 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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(unknown member): Well, after a few months of detail we are seeing that 8I is the future and professionals are interested in capturing 8K and cropping to 4K. Amateurs are too.
Spend a lot on a 4K video these days seems ill advised. If you shoot Sony this is your best option.

correction: when its cold weather and you start the camera cold you'll get Canon 8K downsampled to 4K

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2021 at 15:36 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2596 comments in total)
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SteveCooper: I'm heavily invested in Nikon glass, both F mount and Z mount as well as 4 Nikon bodies- 2 DSLRs and 2 ML. My first prosumer camera was the Sony DSC-F828. I'm not gonna lie, I loved that camera despite it's shortcomings. If I weren't so heavily invested in glass, I'd LOVE to have this new Sony camera.

A7iii is 3 years old and still in 2021 outsell all Z-cameras combined. Not bad.

"by the Olympics, barring some new unforeseen catastrophe"

Great, looking forward to a Z-camera with stacked sensor before the summer then. That means retirement of D6 is imminent.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 15:47 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2596 comments in total)
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SteveCooper: I'm heavily invested in Nikon glass, both F mount and Z mount as well as 4 Nikon bodies- 2 DSLRs and 2 ML. My first prosumer camera was the Sony DSC-F828. I'm not gonna lie, I loved that camera despite it's shortcomings. If I weren't so heavily invested in glass, I'd LOVE to have this new Sony camera.

@ FutTeng - you are probably right. The photographers don't understand anything. Its a giant misunderstanding that the "long-in-the-tooth A7iii" is nr1 top seller right now at Amazon, and that Z6ii/Z7ii cant even be found in the top 50 list.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 14:03 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2596 comments in total)
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SteveCooper: I'm heavily invested in Nikon glass, both F mount and Z mount as well as 4 Nikon bodies- 2 DSLRs and 2 ML. My first prosumer camera was the Sony DSC-F828. I'm not gonna lie, I loved that camera despite it's shortcomings. If I weren't so heavily invested in glass, I'd LOVE to have this new Sony camera.

The track record from Nikon last 3 years is that they are getting further and further behind Sony and now also Canon. It would be great if that changes, there is just not any proof of such a change from Nikon now. But we can always hope.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 12:07 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2596 comments in total)
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SteveCooper: I'm heavily invested in Nikon glass, both F mount and Z mount as well as 4 Nikon bodies- 2 DSLRs and 2 ML. My first prosumer camera was the Sony DSC-F828. I'm not gonna lie, I loved that camera despite it's shortcomings. If I weren't so heavily invested in glass, I'd LOVE to have this new Sony camera.

@ wjan - its great if Nikon releases an A1 equivalent before summer. There were rumours a year ago as well that D6 would arive for the olympics and that the D6 would be so much ahead of everyone else. But it turned out to be the only sports camera realesed with very old sensor tech and very similar to their previous camera D5.
Compare that to Sony who did not desperately have the need tell their customers a year ahead of A1 "we have something coming, please dont leave us". They just delivered a camera outpacing every other FF camera on the market.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 12:06 UTC
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mick232: Seeing these specialized video cameras becoming more and more important, I wonder what will happen to camera manufacturers that don’t have the experience and R&D in the video area.

Z7ii has terrible rolling shutter, bad AF, Nikon are several years behind in key tech. Z7ii takes excellent stills on static targets though.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 08:56 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2596 comments in total)
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SteveCooper: I'm heavily invested in Nikon glass, both F mount and Z mount as well as 4 Nikon bodies- 2 DSLRs and 2 ML. My first prosumer camera was the Sony DSC-F828. I'm not gonna lie, I loved that camera despite it's shortcomings. If I weren't so heavily invested in glass, I'd LOVE to have this new Sony camera.

Unfortunately it is unlikely Nikon has anything like this in the next 3-5 years. They won't have the sensor tech needed any time soon.
And sad as it is, Nikon has not produced anything tech leeding for several years, they have rather slipped further behind every year.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 07:51 UTC
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Einride: Looks like an incredible camera! I’m excited to see Canons and Nikon’s answer to the A1.

The Z1 and R1. Although I think the Nikon should just be called “Z”, just like the original pro model the Nikon F.

@ Carlos1956 - Rubberdials is correct, the top notch stacked sensors (A9, A9II, and probably A1) are only used in Sony cameras. Same goes with the high performant sensors in A7rIV and A7sIII. It is only the more "basic" sensors that are sourced to Nikon and others. Sorry.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 07:10 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1 (366 comments in total)

The A1 sensor seems to be something else. Looking forward to tests and reviews.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 07:02 UTC as 69th comment
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El Jeffe: I salute SONY for their ambition and the way they are hammering forward with such strong technology. We have witnessed other brands resting on their laurels at times but now the competition is propelling the industry in great ways.
I have collected a lot of cameras and lenses and now I am looking to settle on one system. It very well may be SONY!

its the most complete mirroless system

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 12:39 UTC
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Rolf Brenner: can it do selfies?

:-)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 12:10 UTC

Considering the A1 speed its a good thing Sony has been mindful about superfast AF motors in many lenses including their GM lenses 400mm, 600mm, 135mm, 35mm, 24mm, 12-24mm, etc. They seem to think ahead long term about about the whole system characteristics. In this case so that the available lenses are already preparred for higher fps from new cameras such as A1, but also for higher resolution.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 08:29 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
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Einride: Looks like an incredible camera! I’m excited to see Canons and Nikon’s answer to the A1.

The Z1 and R1. Although I think the Nikon should just be called “Z”, just like the original pro model the Nikon F.

Nikon is missing in action :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 19:08 UTC
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akjos: First camera ever to be so expensive without intergraded portrait grip...
Ok canon now put all this in your R1 with proper “ pro” body , ergonomics and user friendly menus and awesome OOC color like you do and it will be the last camera I ever need to buy...

Canon hasnt even catched up with the A9 (2017) sensor readout speed and rolling shutter performance. How would they surpass the A1 sensor that is significantly faster than A9?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 18:25 UTC
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