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On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)

I downloaded the full Nik Collection 1.2.11 in March 2016 and it's still the current version. So it's not like Google was putting a lot of effort into updating Nik.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 155th comment | 2 replies
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
In reply to:

Richard Kwon: I know to buy a new camera when DP Review posts a new article! Lol :)

Hmmm...how many A9's do you have on order?


Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (371 comments in total)
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thx1138: Darn tootin (for the dpr prudes), why are there only 3 pages to this review?

They heard you! The review is up to 4 pages now. #DPRListens

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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Toni Salmonelli: "That's promising, for sure, but in a chicken-and-egg dilemma, do you want to be among the first to adopt the Sony system and test the validity of those claims for yourself, or wait to see what other professionals who switch have to say?"

Hi Carey, nice preview, but this is nit really a chicken-and-egg situation. Unless Sony would wait with establishing pro service until enough A9 units will be sold. And that is probably not the case. Or is it?

Sony already has support centers for their pro/broadcast video & audio products. Naturally, there are locations in New York & Los Angeles (also Laredo, TX and San Jose, CA). http://tinyurl.com/5rl3m2

I imagine these two big locations will form the start of their pro still-camera support network.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:07 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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photog4u: Dear Nikon:
This Christmas I want you to make me (and all of my friends) a FF mirrorless camera with A9 specs but in a D500 body. Please make it work with your existing lenses, weather seal it and provide at least one XQD compatible slot. Feliz Navidad!

There are a few childhood diseases that initially show up in flash photos as a golden- or white-eye instead of the typical "red-eye".

Fortunately, you don't need a Sony A9 to notice it:

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 14:21 UTC
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RE Alpha: I am wondering whether this new camera autofocuses to EV-4?

From the Sony A9 page at Sony.com:

Focus Sensitivity Range
EV-3 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)


Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
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Ralf B: Curious to see the next Sony A - to E - Mount adaptor that lets A Mount lens owners benefit fully from what the a9 has up its sleeve. LA-EA 2 / 3 / 4 do not cut it at all.

Yeah, they really need to do something about those adapters. But I'm sure Sony is thinking the same thing.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
In reply to:

Bolin27: Menu system. Does it still suck?

Well, Mr. Richard Butler got his "My Menu" system (30 items) so he's happy. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: A simple question that I would have asked Sony: Why can't you make your cameras a little bigger to fix all the existing problems - heat, battery life (larger batteries), ergonomics, and better/more controls?

Silly me...I just shoot A-mount which addresses all these issues and others not even mentioned here.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 18:38 UTC

You know, I'm a Sony guy and this news discourages me. I wait for Canikon to pull a rabbit out of their hats - they're certainly capable of it. But these two companies continue to sit on their laurels just like Kodak. What's wrong with these guys?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 144th comment | 8 replies

Rejoice! There's still the Aperture of Wied il-Mielah in the same area:

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 22:29 UTC as 19th comment

Huh, I didn't know who Mannie was until I looked him up. He couldn't get his White House press pass renewed because of the charge that was dropped months later. I imagine he might have lost some income as a result.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 21:58 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Wait a minute...

This is just an update of an article posted in Apr 2015:

Who is this fellow Sven Skafisk? The only thing I can find on him is some private account in DISQUS:
Did I miss something?

I have no doubt cell phone sales are very large. But everyone is just taking his word for it. Hasn't anyone done any homework to confirm Sven's data, even for just one year?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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shademaster: you guys should look up "logarithm" ;)

Like shademaster, my vote goes to a semi-log plot. Otherwise, both plots are indecipherable.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)
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Hunting light: Question - shooting stills in APS-C mode - how many megapixels? How many fps?

18 megapixels, frame rate should be the same.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 06:25 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)
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Ollum: @ Rishi Sanyal:

After reading all these comments are you still convinced everything was made right with the review of Sonys A99II?

A lot of users (here as well as other reviewers) tested the A99II directly against Canikon flagships and rated especially the AF performance as comparable.
It is obvious that your review of the AF is based either on a handling error or on a defective AF module. I personally disbelieve a handling error.

Have you contacted Sony and talked about the AF findings before you published the review? This is common scientific practice in such a case. Maybe they can ship a second body with a working AF module.

In each and every case the test has to be repeated with a second body or altered handling and the findings published regardless of whether the findings can be reproduced or not. Otherwise dpreview will suffer from credibility not only by Sony users. A lot of Canikon flagships users knows from own experience that Sony plays in the same league with the A99II.

I'm happy Sony's been contacted, I hope they provides some answers or a little tech info to help explain their AF system.

I'm amazed at Rishi's thick skin (http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/thick+skin for non-Americans). :D

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)
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86proshooter: For the first time I had a hard time believing this review on the Sony Alpha A99 II especially the AF point is really shocking.
Wonder what lens did they use for the testing? 3rd party lens maybe.
Anyway, I used to owned both Sony A99 and Canon 5D Mark III but I still prefer
to use Sony A99 SLT most of the time since the AF is much easier to work with than the Canon 5D.

When I read that for the newer A99 II the AF is a "hit and miss", I was rather shock.
A99 AF is really quick, I even tried to use it in fast action scene it did managed to capture and lock onto the subject properly.

However on the A99 II is a step backwards? I was thinking to get a A99 II but I will have to rent it to know what dpreview mention was true or not.

Sony A mount lens have not seen much developing so maybe dpreview is also hinting that current A mount lens can't get the most out of the A99 II especially it's 42mps sensor?

Hopefully Sony can comment about this.

G-Master = FF E-mount. You're thinking of the SEL70200GM. Of course this lens isn't mountable on the A99ii.

Both the bicycle and basketball tests used the A-mount SAL70200G2:

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)
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Gangstar: anyone know when the full review is out?

Full review has just been posted.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:40 UTC

If strangers to the STF lenses would like to know what makes them special, try here:

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 03:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)
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MPS Photographic: Is that red and gold band around the mount really that visible when the lens is attached? Nothing like shouting to the world "Hey everybody, check out the $4300 worth of electronics I'm holding!"

Sniff...it is not "red". Because it's an expensive Sony camera, it is "cinnabar":


Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 05:28 UTC
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