The Lotus Eater

The Lotus Eater

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Manzur Fahim: Nice! Time to sell my Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC :D

Did he say he couldn't take a decent pic?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:38 UTC

"Last, but certainly not least, is the 135mm F1.8 DG HSM telephoto prime. Sigma says that this lens 'offers the [...] resolution required for 50MP or higher ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs"

Does this mean the other lenses don't?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:31 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (433 comments in total)
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Jaythomasni: Arriving soon leaked images of 6D MkII. game changer. 4K,Built In Flash. Compact body. 5D internals..

Game changer?

Canon can't even change the record.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (634 comments in total)
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Fujica: The Canon M-Line does have potential, but they are 'contaminated' with poor management decisions from the past.

They'd better stop with the 'M' line and introduce a new line that is more tailored to the enthousiast and prosumer customers.

Get away from the 'M' series Canon!

So the link you posted is a guy guessing, and even then he says Canon are #3.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 09:36 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)
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BRWAT: I don't agree with this review at all.

I use a D5, D4 and D810 professional daily. I have more time behind the D5 than probably anyone I know. I personally own a A99II and I've been comparing it to my D5 for three months now (massive upgrade from the A850).

The A99II is so close to the D5's performance it's scary. Had it been equipped with XQD and USB C the performance delta would be negligible.

From SAR (Harlow): "I use a D4, D810 and a D5 daily" AND "massive upgrade from A850".

That's eerily similar to the post above, wouldn't you say?

So now we've established that you lied and you DO post on SAR, how can we be sure that anything you say is true?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)
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BRWAT: I don't agree with this review at all.

I use a D5, D4 and D810 professional daily. I have more time behind the D5 than probably anyone I know. I personally own a A99II and I've been comparing it to my D5 for three months now (massive upgrade from the A850).

The A99II is so close to the D5's performance it's scary. Had it been equipped with XQD and USB C the performance delta would be negligible.

Yes you do, as Harlow.

You used to post as BRWAT too: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB724GB724&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=brwat+sonyalpharumors

No, I'm not the Angry Photographer.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)
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BRWAT: I don't agree with this review at all.

I use a D5, D4 and D810 professional daily. I have more time behind the D5 than probably anyone I know. I personally own a A99II and I've been comparing it to my D5 for three months now (massive upgrade from the A850).

The A99II is so close to the D5's performance it's scary. Had it been equipped with XQD and USB C the performance delta would be negligible.

Moreover, BRWAT used to post on SAR and was a regular troll, known for posting false information about upcoming cameras.

I would very much question his claims that he owns a D5, D4 and D810.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)
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BRWAT: I don't agree with this review at all.

I use a D5, D4 and D810 professional daily. I have more time behind the D5 than probably anyone I know. I personally own a A99II and I've been comparing it to my D5 for three months now (massive upgrade from the A850).

The A99II is so close to the D5's performance it's scary. Had it been equipped with XQD and USB C the performance delta would be negligible.

BRWAT goes under the name Harlow on SAR.

He was much more rude about DPR staff on there. They're morons and trolls apparently.

http://disq.us/p/1g6tkua
http://disq.us/p/1g6r5wz

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:54 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (634 comments in total)
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Fujica: The Canon M-Line does have potential, but they are 'contaminated' with poor management decisions from the past.

They'd better stop with the 'M' line and introduce a new line that is more tailored to the enthousiast and prosumer customers.

Get away from the 'M' series Canon!

Have you got a link to those sales figures, Dr_Jon? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:22 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)
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julienA: short version: you don't turn a 1970 chevy into a ferrari just by changing the driver.

long version: the AF issues are due to the A-mount lens designs, not to the body. Using both A and E taught me that E-mount lenses have far better AF design (smoother, more decisive and confident, more precise, silent). Even A-mount SSM (the top of the line AF-tech) feels hesitant and laggy compared to the E-mount linear actuators.

I suspect that the better performance of the A7RII in the AF departement is mostly down to these better designs, since the body hardware is largely the same as the 99II.

@Ralf B - A Sony SLT camera, regardless of FPS, should not have to readjust AF when its PDAF module is getting uninterrupted light.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
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The Lotus Eater: Even factoring in the significant price difference, the Sigma's size, weight and the inconvenience and disadvantages of adaptors make it almost not worth considering on the A7 series.

The GM is large and heavy enough. The Sigma's performance advantages are too small to put up with the size and weight increase. If I was wanting to save money, I'd buy the Batis instead, which will do 95% of what the Sigma will do at less than half the weight.

Now if Sigma were to make a native FE lens, that might change things slightly. But please make it a real f/1.4 this time ;)

Yep, save money over the GM.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
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Marco Nero: How does it perform at f/1.2 ? Oh, that's right... ;)

How does the Canon perform at f/1.2? Poorly.

Next question.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 11:11 UTC
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Fujica: How can one call this lens a champion when its full of terrible chromatic abberations as is clearly seen here:

https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/2895939821/DSC07028.jpeg

To me all this halleluja feels like product placement and plugging of a far from perfect lens. I agree the sharpness is there and the overall colour rendition is fine. But you can't use this lens wide open or else your images will be full of terrible chroma. Now let the 85mm be one of those lenses that you would like to use full open pretty often in its use...

That scene would be tricky for any large aperture prime, but you don't need to view it at 100% to see the there is LoCA all over it.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 11:01 UTC

Even factoring in the significant price difference, the Sigma's size, weight and the inconvenience and disadvantages of adaptors make it almost not worth considering on the A7 series.

The GM is large and heavy enough. The Sigma's performance advantages are too small to put up with the size and weight increase. If I was wanting to save money, I'd buy the Batis instead, which will do 95% of what the Sigma will do at less than half the weight.

Now if Sigma were to make a native FE lens, that might change things slightly. But please make it a real f/1.4 this time ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 10:45 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
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Carl Mucks: It will be interesting to see if 85/1.8 is any good. Though it still looks overpriced compared to Canon, it's not as expensive as Batis. Unfortunately, Sony has a history of producing crappy lenses, so it's only reasonable to be skeptical at this point.

Examples?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)
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Chris59: Why did you use different lenses? Surely, in order to isolate the mirror's impact on image quality on a camera with an identical sensor you needed to use the same lens as the 7R2. Hopefully this will be corrected later so a proper evaluation can be made...

Of course, but I can't see why DPR would use an A-mount lens on the A7R II, seeing as the native prime selection is superior across the board due to the more modern designs.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)
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Chris59: Why did you use different lenses? Surely, in order to isolate the mirror's impact on image quality on a camera with an identical sensor you needed to use the same lens as the 7R2. Hopefully this will be corrected later so a proper evaluation can be made...

Assuming DPR used an E-mount lens, how do you propose they attach the same lens to the A99 II?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)
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Eloise: Now I may be missing the point ... but doesn't this camera offer the worst of all worlds. It doesn't have a optical view finder, yet has the translucent mirror in the way and taking up room - or is the fact that they still use the mirror for the focusing sensor an admission that mirrorless focusing still isn't as good?

Is this camera just for existing A-mount users? Wouldn't anyone buying into a new system do better with Sony FE-mount?

...or fast PDAF focusing in many scenarios. Personally I can live with that, but AF is not as good across the board as the A99 II.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)

"Let's get to it and answer the biggest question: how does the mirror of the a99 II impact image quality of the 42MP sensor from the a7R II?"

I wish I could have a look myself, but you won't let us view the A99 II!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 12:53 UTC as 285th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1474 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: The question for me is whether there is still visible ghosting from the mirror in strongly backlit pics. That's my favourite type of pic and it entirely stopped me from considering this line.

There hasn't been ghosting since the first generation SLTs (A33 and A55), has there?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
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