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trungtran: Cloud is the only way to stop the piraters.

It is a lot easier to share an account than to hack into the server.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
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LeoNik: I really don't see any reason whatsoever for Mac's or any kind of Apple product to even exist. Any kind, from IPhone I to a Mac Pro workstation. I really can't get the (il)logic of paying %50-100 more to get less in features and hardware.
But there a saying here in my country, goes something like this loosely translated:
"I'm trying to blind you in order to sell to you, you need to keep your eyes open when you by"

Better build quality. No need to run anti virus which save a huge amount of time. Better support. Quicker access to repairs via Apple stores. Much better integration between product types. And the list goes on ...

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:06 UTC
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Tommi K1: Interesting claim that you need to press shutter to own the copyright. While in many european countries the copyright is owned by one who plans the photograph. Even if you give camera to someone random person, go front of the camera and get your photo taken with the background, you are the copyright owner and not the one who pressed the photo.

Which is how photo assistants work. Often the assistant takes the photo but it is the photographer who sets the whole shot up.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 13:29 UTC
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miggylicious: Im predicting that Canon will launch a mirrorless dslr once their DPAF tech is good enough. It would be really exciting when that happens. Canon still has the most complete array of EF lenses.

You forget what Canon brings to the table is their brand name. That means a huge amount to a lot of people. As soon as Canon bring out a full frame mirrorless Sony have a major problem on their hands. The camera does not even need to be as good as the Sony. Just good enough. Sony need to be doing a lot better than they are at present which is a very distant third. Yes they are doing well in America but that is not good enough.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
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GEONYC: KODAK never made a good camera and their digital cameras were very good at the time, but... The Apple and the Huawei are way ahead. I hope to see them go to bankrupt part 2. The company was good, it was the people. They are/were chemists not engineers. I had a few personal experiences with them... All bad.

They made lots of good cameras. You clearly do not know your Kodak history and lack experience of using their cameras.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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rob asnong: Of course, I was waiting for some negativism. The color output is a matter of WB and is very much adaptable in camera settings, even in AWB. I have never had any strange color outputs on my Sony cameras, on the contrary I like the colors very much. The AWB on my A77mk2 and A99mk2 are just perfect in almost every situation. I really don't know what the guys of DPReview are doing.

rob asnong your google website photos show several examples of strange colours coming from your Sony cameras. As DYOC has said the colour output is not a matter of WB only. If you are not aware of that then you are not going to be the best judge of colour.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 14:04 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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User9362470513: To be honest, most of those photos look like complete mush at 100% with no fine detail and no contrast. Perhaps RAW will be different, but the high ISO shots all look very blurry and unimpressive.

The colour is sometimes very poor on the Sony even for indoors. The files are going to require colour grading. The Canon does much better on colour and enables a faster workflow for sports photographers. In comparing the two sets of files the Canon often displays more detail but as you say both cameras need testing in the same conditions.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Nikon Guy UK: 3 minutes to clear the buffer on this bad boy!! LMAO!!! A DSLR killer I think not!

Announcer at 2020 Olympics: "All events are temporarily on hold for 3 minutes. There is a Sony photographer clearing his buffer!!"

Or tennis matches at the end of a game: 'There will now be a buffer break for the Sony photographer'.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Vik2012: Therein lies the danger in overhyping something. I was expecting something extraordinary to follow. Maybe someone will explain how this camera redefines photography based on the shots taken with it rather than the engineering details.

The A9 a nice camera, no doubt. However, articles on migrating from the best Canon, Nikon or other gear over to it, seem a bit hasty.

T3 the next generation will look at the cameras other photographers are using in sports and use the same. They will also use what their employers give them.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 21:39 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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mmeerdam: Sony's got some new colorscience going on if you ask me. Less yellow green skintones. Not really sure about the image quality, the colors seem a bit more magenta though, which i like!

Even taking that into account the colours are very poor at times.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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patrocal: First reviews are coming in and Tony Northrup says the a9 is worst than the A7RII in noise at high ISO and less DR which is surprising cause the A9 has less mpx so you would expect better high iso and the A7rii is 2 years old! So unless you need speed and silent shutter and are ready to compromise quality don't see why you would want A9 at almost $2k more.

Interesting he says with the Sony 100-400 GM with a9, focusing is basically perfect at 400mm even in dim light (1/4000, f/5.6, ISO 25,600)

I would call that far from dim lighting with that exposure and ISO. Will be interesting to see what it really is like when somebody test it in low light.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 14:08 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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stratplaya: No need for comparisons. The Sony A9 is the last and only camera you will ever, ever need. It's place in the Smithsonian is all but assured at this point.

Until next year when the replacement comes out.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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justmeMN: For comparison:

"It shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the [Canon] 1D X Mark II is solidly built. It features the same inspiringly-robust-feeling level of build and sealing that the 1D series has had for many years." -DPR's review of that camera

capeminiol you might not be able to but others can.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Iloveaircraftnoise: For stage & theatre, the silent shutter will be in it's element; the production companies will be all over this camera.
For weddings however, im not so sure. If I was the groom standing with the bride in the church, I would want to be hearing the clicks!

If the focusing is up to the task in low light and if the EVF is any good in low light. Two areas that make mirrorless a poor choice in theatre production photography. I need AF that is rock solid in a theatre. As long as you get the job done production companies could not care less what camera you are using.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:53 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Advent1sam: Imagine if press events ban mechanical shutters and flash, which they should anyway and probably will! The sound of multiple mech shutters going off is very disturbing to the other press not to mention the people being interviewed, anyway is about time they were banned from the press events.

Then they basically would not get any press. Oh yes I can see that catching on.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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greenieadi: I guess those who are not impress with the A9 is either:

1. Trying hard to convince themselves not to get it

2. Secretly wants to try it but afraid they will end up selling their gear and jump ship.

3. Eternal member of their brand fanclub.

Or is simply looking at the whole package and not just the headline specs.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 06:42 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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ttran88: Just imagine the amount of disposed dslr bodies in the next few years. I hope they dispose it in a responsible manner.

T3 pro sports don't switch all the time though. It is a huge investment of time and money and this camera does that appear to be there yet. It is going to take a A9 II or even A9 III. The cards are too slow for download for a sports photographer. The USB2 is too slow. The buffer takes too long to download to a card. A pro sports photographer on a tight turnaround needs speed in all departments not just FPS.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 22:32 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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mxx: "... this camera is among the best I've ever used, bar none."

What exactly does this mean?

lol. See what you mean. It's either the best or amongst the best. It cant be what has been written though.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 22:24 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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justmeMN: For comparison:

"It shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the [Canon] 1D X Mark II is solidly built. It features the same inspiringly-robust-feeling level of build and sealing that the 1D series has had for many years." -DPR's review of that camera

cbphoto123 his point is the Sony will not be suitable for football, outdoor athletics, outdoor cycling, rugby, F1, car racing in general, super bike racing or any other type of bike racing. The list of sports it cannot do will be even longer than that. On top of that you have a camera that takes two minutes to clear it's buffer and cannot take high speed cards for quick downloads oh and a USB2 socket. Yes again Sony have tried to save money in important areas

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: What kind of sports shooter can wait 2 mintues for a camera to clear the buffer during which time most of the functions and image preview is locked out?

Just mentioning this because I felt screwed with the way dpreview glossed over this issue on the A6XXXX and I can't stand using it for sports.

I understand and accept the long transfer time given the speed of SD cards but the fact that they can't figure out how to let you do other stuff such as operate the menu during the buffer transfer is crazy given the cost of the A9 and the market they are gunning for.

Ref:
"Sony a9 buffer: 220 compressed raw, 113 uncompressed, 1 or 2 cards 👍🏼Buffer takes 2 minutes to clear & no video or menu til it's done"
https://twitter.com/tonynorthrup/status/855112319080288257

Tony North used a 300 MB/s UHS II card to achieve 2 minutes.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
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