mick232

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On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (493 comments in total)
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Tatouzou: DSLR are a mature technology, which inheritated SLR technology from the film era.
With digital sensor replacing film, the OVF via a mirror and pentaprism is not needed anymore: its present superiority in high end cameras is only the result of mirrorless not being able to offer equivalent performance.
When mirrorless will prove it can do it, DSLR will become obsolete.

Don't worry, soon the wait is over. The A9 will be available to you from June onwards.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 19:48 UTC

Short version: four bugs fixed

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 16:08 UTC as 17th comment
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (493 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.

What did you expect? Images taken that no man has ever taken before, on the very first day of using the camera, by non-pros?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (493 comments in total)
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brianphoto: Do the colors look a bit muted to any of you? Or is it just me? I know Sony color hasn't tested as high as the other brands, but they seem a tad muted to me. I don't know. What do you guys think?

Set saturation +1 - done

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (493 comments in total)
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stratplaya: My 10 year old D200 is envious of that ISO performance.

So is any other Nikon camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 00:08 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (493 comments in total)
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mxx: I see nothing here that I would not have been able to take with my 1979 Pentax MX and some high speed film. (Probably with much more grain, I have to admit.)

And when I watch ATP tennis on TV, it always seems so slow. I bet I could beat those guys.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 00:04 UTC
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zahidpix: Not impressed. Canon and Nikon are far better and have showed incredible results in the sport events. The photographer who took these sample images in seemed not to be familiar with sport coverage. So the resulting images are poor. A professional sport shooter might give us some better results by using this camera. On today's advance technoligies, I remember my 1970's twin lens reflex cameras. I had a Yashican-d ( a Japanese cheap version of Germen flagship Rolleiflex of that era). The fastest available speed in that camera was 1/500 sec. With no motor drive concept at that time one has to rely his judgement to click at a time when action of a sport event reached its peak. If missed you had nothing to show your editor. Have a look of two sport events of that time where you had a chance to only click once and the action was over. Please look Soccer and Swimming event in BW here: https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5302851839

These guys were using the camera for the first time. It's also a new kind of tech, not a traditional DSLR. What did you expect? It obviously takes a while to learn a new tool.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (493 comments in total)
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davids8560: As a mere enthusiast who's trophy camera is a comparatively meek Pentax K-3, I feel I am very much the outsider looking in here - and having admitted as such, perhaps some of you will dismiss my comment out-of-hand.

But after looking at everything to do with the a9 announcement, and reading all the comments, I gotta say, and again, I say this as a mere observer, that the insights coming from the more strident Canon pro shooters are very convincing.

Perhaps Sony has awakened a sleeping giant.

Sony was the sleeping giant and has just awakened.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1186 comments in total)
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kreislauf: the more the crowd raves about the sony a9 and a7, the more I want a Pentax K-1

Some people still listen to vinyl records today. Same reason. It makes you feel special.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (507 comments in total)
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princewolf: I think

"it's much faster than the a7R II, with a more sophisticated AF system, but it can't match the older camera for sheer resolution."

Sums it all up pretty nicely.

Just like a 2017 Tesla can't match a 40 year old pickup truck for sheer capacity. Big deal!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (493 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Dpreview editors. Tony Northrop in his video review says that A9 only maintains 20 frames per second when the camera is NOT focusing. When camera needs to adjust focus between shots (which is to me definition of CAF) the AF speed falls to 10-15 frames per second. Can you confirm or deny Tony's findings? That's huge!!!!!
https://youtu.be/wv7ZVSnEtmA?t=51

It probably depends on the lens. If it takes longer than 50ms to focus, you can't keep 20fps.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (507 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I do not feel Sony have gone far enough. I would have kept the 42MP of the A7RII, and then fast use would have a choice of an APS-C crop, for sports and wildlife-perfectly OK resolution and much faster frame rate with longer reach= equal to a Canon 1D Mk IV, with less noise and no vibration with just the electronic shutter, but I applaud the ports and hope for USB3, waiting 10 years already! The screen needs to have greater resolution and be able to turn into the body for its own protection, and complete weatherproofing is a must. In the US it comes to B+H with only a 12 month warranty- should be the 5 years Nikon used to give their pro lenses. No point having a 500k rated shutter with a short (and in Europe illegal) warranty. WE get two years offerred as a favour, but actually legally enforceable, again useless if the thing isn't waterproof.

When it IS completely weatherproof and as above with 4K, I might be tempted, but at D810 prices thankyou.

If this isn't enough innovation for you, maybe you should go to CaNikon? *ROFL*

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:06 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (507 comments in total)
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munro harrap: As this is the 1st of the A9 series it is better to await its successor. Think Canon 1Ds, Canon 1Ds MkII, or Nikon D700, Nikon D800 or Sony Nex7, Sony a6000. It'll be better and cost less, and maybe a case and an extra battery and Capture one or DXO ?

They haven't hinted because they don't know. They have speculated.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:02 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (507 comments in total)
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StevenE: Any idea about 1080p performance on the A9? max frame rate, full sensor read with no binning, no rolling shutter, etc?
A9s with same sensor and I'm interested, or A7s mk 3.

This is a stills camera, nobody expects it to excel at video.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (507 comments in total)
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Marty4650: You really have to give Sony a lot of credit.

They found a viable niche (FF MILC) and they are milking it for all it is worth. Certainly much better than their only competitor in this space is (Leica SL). And this is much to the delight of the people who want this sort of camera.

They are rapidly creating a comprehensive system for full frame users who want a MILC camera. They keep announcing wonderful (but expensive) full frame lenses, and now they have a full frame MILC alternative for sports/action photographers.

This is precisely the same strategy Olympus is using for M4/3. Start small.... make something for everyone... then go for the high end. Even Canon is expanding downward into MILC territory, to offer their customers more options.

Meanwhile.... Nikon and Pentax could be left behind.

How does “niche“ and “for everyone“ fit together?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:08 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (507 comments in total)
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Azathothh: Just bring us first a proper review with real world tests....

The NDA expires tomorrow, till then all you will find are teasers re-iterating the specs over and over again.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (507 comments in total)
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Chuckmet: When can we expect to see reliability and durability comparisons between top camera makers. All I ever see is tech. And price comparisons which is important but not as important as reliability in my opinion.

We'll see that as soon as there is real evidence of significant differences in reliability over various camera. As of now, these concerns are not substantial.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (507 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Enough of Sony!

Who forced you to click the link, troll?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:59 UTC

In other news, a bag of rice somewhere in China has fallen over.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 41st comment
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Sports Shooter: The only way for Sony to break into the sports market is via one of the big agencies, ie buy their business into Getty/ AP etc. To do that they need fast prime teles, 400/500/600, solid service dept like CPS , a product to convince the pros, and a lot of money for Sony to convince the agencies to switch.

In my case as a seasoned sports shooter ( hence the name) I cannot afford to switch for the shake of 20fps. I am still using the 1D MKIV / 1 D MKIII and sell photos via the agency. There is a lot of competition in sports photography and us freelancers work for next to nothing. Thankfully I have a well paid day job and I enjoy my part time hobby and get some money from sales to amortize my investment.

Sony will find it very hard to compete with Canon/Nikon in the sports arena

Then why is he calling it a "hobby"?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
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