Ralf B

Ralf B

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Ralf B: The thing holding me back from buying is the need to update my computer right along. 42 MP in 14 bit uncompressed RAW (that is an assumption until seen in specs or reviews) appears a tad too much for my 2012 MacMini 2.7GHz i7 which flies through the 24 MP 12 bit RAWs of my trusted A900s ... Worst of all, the need to leave 10.6.8 to get the latest RAW updates in Apple's OS.
But nice move, Sony! Well done!

@ JawzX Hello fellow person who describes his A900 as "by far and away the most reliable and indestructible camera... ever owned":
Thanks for sharing your experience! Given that mine don't get such extreme exposures (pun intended) I trust in them for even longer!
Still, the a99II pack is horribly tempting. I recently shot an a68 in a church and the electronic first shutter curtain and lack of mirror slap made it incredibly stealthy in direct comparison .... my a55 was already noisier than the a68 as it lacks that function...
Only one of several reasons I am tempted. I guess by spring next year then-street-prices and first adopter feedback will be available in sufficient A Mount ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
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Sdaniella: Canon is the only mfr that offered WYSIWYG LV (Live Exposure Selection Preview before shot taken; not just after) on all Manual - Exposure control live view camera models from "first, and every LV model onwards":
1) Digicams: All LV Powershots with M/Tv/Av/P-mode
2) DSLRs: All LV EOS APSC dslrs with M/Tv/Av/P-mode: 20Da/*/40D+, etc
3) DSLRs: All LV EOS APSH dslrs with M/Tv/Av/P-mode: 1DIII+, etc
4) DSLRs: All LV EOS FF dslrs with M/Tv/Av/P-mode: 1DsIII/5DII+, etc
5) Mirrorless: All EOS-M mirrorless with M/Tv/Av/P-mode: M1/2/3/5, etc
*30D LV was disabled; but it is WYSIWYG LV capable

@S(?)daniella:
There was never a Sony a800, the a900 and a850 never had life view, and these errors appear to be the smallest in your endless bloatings.....

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
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Marcelobtp: Please, make it clear DPREVIEW:"For the first time in a Sony A-mount camera, the α99 II has the ability to record 4K video internally16 with full pixel readout and no pixel binning17 through usage of the professional friendly XAVC S format. The camera is capable of recording high quality footage at 100Mbps for 4K recording, and utilizing the full width of the large, full-frame image sensor in doing so."
17. In Super 35mm recording mode
Full pixel full frame 4k or just like A7r2
looks missleading

Quotes from the Sony a99II brochure, page 14 of 18:
QUOTE 1: Full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Super 35mm format generates approximately 1.8 times the data required for 3840 x 2160 4K movies. That oversampled data is then processed to produce beautiful 4K imagery with spectacular resolution and minimal moiré effect. COMMENT: That is in super 35 format, with corresponding crop.
Now to
QUOTE 2: The a99 II is also (Comment: Note the "also" ! ) capable of recording full-frame 4K, with all the expressive nuance and subtlety that the full-frame format provides. Choose Super 35mm or full-frame 4K to best suit the type of imagery your artistic vision requires. END QUOTES

In other words: No pixel binning in S35 crop only. Full frame read out with whatever pixel binning or whatever it takes to record from the FF sensor sans crop. Clear now?
the brochure quoted from is here: http://sonyglobal.scene7.com/is/content/gwtvid/pdf/2016/A916/1e06f5296792e980.pdf

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
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JOrmsby: No OS on the 85mm, I'm bummed. Think I'll be happier with the Tamron 85 with VC, and less $ and lower weight.

@ Carl Mucks: Thanks for explaining your comment!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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JOrmsby: No OS on the 85mm, I'm bummed. Think I'll be happier with the Tamron 85 with VC, and less $ and lower weight.

@ Carl Mucks: That would be quite some bolting -on, given that Sigma offers no A Mount on these new, nice lenses...yet.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:54 UTC

A Mount?
K Mount?

Oooops, Sigma.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies

The thing holding me back from buying is the need to update my computer right along. 42 MP in 14 bit uncompressed RAW (that is an assumption until seen in specs or reviews) appears a tad too much for my 2012 MacMini 2.7GHz i7 which flies through the 24 MP 12 bit RAWs of my trusted A900s ... Worst of all, the need to leave 10.6.8 to get the latest RAW updates in Apple's OS.
But nice move, Sony! Well done!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:01 UTC as 81st comment | 4 replies
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Thomas Kachadurian: Amen. I would love to shoot with an APS-C Canon mirrorless with lenses like the 70-200f2.8 L IS II (try to say that fast, five times) but it doesn't exist. I want Canon mirrorless but first I need the best tools for photography. There are too many excellent choices to struggle along waiting for Canon to wake-up.

I've been hanging on to my Canon FF stuff thinking sooner or later they've got to get back to being leaders, but I keep finding the products I want elsewhere. The last great lens I bought for my Canon was the Tamron 45f1.8 VC. It's outrageous that Tamron would be the first with a stabilized normal lens when Canon owned stabilization just 10 years ago. Now they can't even produce a 50mm to match the Sigma Art.

It's been way too long since Canon made something I just had to have.

"...It's outrageous that Tamron would be the first with a stabilized normal lens..."
Stabilized full frame normal lenses - available in A Mount since Autumn 2008.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)

Here is looking forward to 2018, when DPR will honor the Sony a900's 10th anniversary in similar fashion. Mine from December 2008 works like a charm today.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:47 UTC as 74th comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (296 comments in total)

I feel as smashed and shattered as those poor pieces of gear :-(

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:22 UTC as 131st comment

Farewell Michael, RIP - and thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (135 comments in total)

Awesome, guys and girls at DPR!

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 64th comment
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Snikt228: What happened to the other 5 new FE lenses?

"A month ago Sony announced that 8 new FE lenses will be available til Spring 2016. "

Only see 3 new ones so far

"The other 5 have been sold already."
Thanks a lot for the good laugh :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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cgarrard: DPR Staff, the Sony A900 was the first conventional full frame DSLR to have built in image stabilization- and what a good camera it was too! :)

That said I really enjoyed this article however :).

Carl

24mp, ibis, .74x OVF, still have both of mine.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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dynaxx: It says "The K-1 becomes the first conventional DSLR to offer a stabilized full-frame sensor." but the A850, A900 are as conventional as you get, are they not ?. The A99, less conventional, but what difference does that make ?

Fewer axes, I'll concede, but the 2 Sony's ( using the Minolta stabilisation design ) were the trailblazers 9 years before Pentax.

Spot on, Dynaxx!
The a900 was the "first conventional DSLR to offer a stabilized full-frame sensor."

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
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Konstantin Mineev: Just imagine how these beautiful models would look on 135mm lens, instead on these big nose portraits.

Just imagine how the DPR comment section would look without those big nose comments . . .

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 15:36 UTC

No surprise to see nay sayers when someone steps out of the ordinary...
The technique demonstrated here with quite some success may not be for everyone obviously. Kudos to Rishi and crew to push the envelope.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply
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LJ - Eljot: Video to a 3 month old article?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3064016408/sunrise-sunset-sigma-24-35mm-f2-art-gallery-updated

Video editing takes time. Serious video editing makes you lonely....

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 15:33 UTC
On article Instagram now supports multi-account use (12 comments in total)

Nothing new. DPR fora have supported multiple user accounts since their inception....

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 4th comment
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