mick232

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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

You aren't a pro then but an amateur.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 13:46 UTC

Ok, we get it. Sony lacks fast pro lenses. Canon lacks future-proof camera technology.

But what is more likely to have happened in 2-3 years from now?

1) Sony to issue a few pro sports lenses for the E-mount?
2) Canon to close the camera gap and come up with a body that can compete with the A9 series and its successors in the long run?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 13:34 UTC as 189th comment | 1 reply
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ArchiDeos: Lol.. DPR is trying hard to advertise this camera by directly comparing to Canon. Why not include Nikon, and some other brands too. Make it general, which include at least 3 major brand on the market. I get it that Sony make some good improvements in their lineup of Camera. But please don't exaggerate, be fair enough.

To me, the article sounds more like it's defending Canon rather than attacking them.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:15 UTC

The costs are not relevant if they are outweighed by the benefits. Could pros get extra business after the switch? Will they lose business if they don't switch?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:13 UTC as 249th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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cirtapfotos: Sony ....It is like Mercedes Benz producing a new car...but without an engine. It sure is pretty...but cannot move!

Me Thinks...Sony sure has produce...not a game changer...because Sony still is missing major components. Lenses.

Even at the hands on press deal last week...No Long Range Primes. 300, 400, 500 and 600.

How fast will Sony Produce what a Sport Photographer truly Needs?

That sure is a Pretty Mercedes...But can she Move?

Do you really believe it is an insurmountable challenge for Sony to release the 500/4 with E-mount? You can already today use the lens with an adapter, and changing the back of then lens to include the adapter built-in doesn't take rocket science.

And to stick to your comparison: when Mercedes Benz releases a new car, it comes with a limited choice of engines first. More options are added later on. Same here: you already got the 16-35 and 70-200, more options may come in the future.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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tkbslc: On top of all this, I just don't know if the motivation is going to be there. Pros have a job to do. They know the Canon gear works and works well for that job. Why bother learning a new system if the old one is working fine?

You should rather say: "if it's perfect, then don't improve it."
Problem is, DSLRs are far from being perfect.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:12 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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Dan Vincent: Realistically, the a9 is the first step for Sony's real target, and that's the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That's three years from now, and if you think they won't have supertelephotos by then... Honestly, I think they'll have something out by the end of the year. They'll have the a9ii out by 2020 as well to address shortcomings/flaws in this body too.

I wouldn't be surprised if Sony has something by the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)

"... Essentially a 16-35, 70-200 and 400 mm F2.8,' explains Seattle Times photographer Dean Rutz.

So what's missing is a 400/2.8 - the 16-35 and 70-200 are already available. And if you are willing to count an adapted 500/4, then nothing is missing.

If that is all that it takes for Sony to obtain world dominance, I'm pretty sure that won't keep them away for very long.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:05 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1154 comments in total)
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LouMeluso: One of the many Pros that switched to Sony from Canon and never looked back. The image quality is worth the price of admission in my line of work. I don't need an A9 but hats off to Sony for moving the bar.

They will switch to whatever makes them most money.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 10:02 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1154 comments in total)
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armandino: Do you hear the sound? That is the sound.... of the inevitability......

It's the wind of change.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 09:59 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1154 comments in total)
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JunzInc: A9 sits currently on top of B&H's rolling window digital camera best sellers list. I know it is initial days, but a $4500 Sony camera climbing to # 1 best sellers list tells that there is definitely a lot of interest in this camera. Let's see how long it lasts.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ns=p_POPULARITY%7c1&ci=9811&setNs=p_POPULARITY%7c1&N=4288586282&srtclk=sort

No big deal. 5 out of the top-10 are Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1154 comments in total)
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CaliforniaDave: "Incorporating XQD cards would also have meant my download times would be closer to three minutes instead of thirty at the end of the day . . ."

Version 1.0 XQD card specification tops out at 500 MB/s read, and typical cards top out at more like 440 MB/s. UHS-II specification tops out at 312 MB/s read, and typical cards top out at about 300 MB/s read. So your claim of ten times slower download for SD vs. XQD is wildly exaggerated. 1.5 X slower is more like it. Version 2.0 XQD card specifications top out at 1000 MB/s, but I don't know what the actual cards operate at, as none are for sale at BHphoto. Even they would theoretically be just over 3X faster, not 10 X faster than SD.

If the XQD cards in practice were actually 10 X faster than SD, and not more like 1.5 X faster, then I can see the reason to use them. But if only 1.5X faster, it make sense to use fast SD cards which can also be used in numerous other cameras.

Besides, the read speed may not be your limiting factor.

If you download to a hard drive, it won't write as fast as the SD card reads. Same for anything attached to a network like a NAS.

Your only option is an SSD, but not all SSDs will reach 300 MB/s.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1154 comments in total)
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Nikonmaniac0620: Just as I kept saying, a toy will remain a toy.
I won't buy naught from Sony unless they come up with a body like D5 or 1DXII.

Yes a toy us a toy. But the A9 is not a toy. Surely you know the difference. If not, then you are probably not aware how ridiculous that claim would make you sound.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 13:12 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1154 comments in total)
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Gediminas 8: Carey, so is the camera the best you've used, bar none, or merely among the best? It can't be both simultaneously.

It can, if you consider a group of cameras the best.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1154 comments in total)
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Nikonmaniac0620: Just as I kept saying, a toy will remain a toy.
I won't buy naught from Sony unless they come up with a body like D5 or 1DXII.

It seems you should stick to the D5 then. Not sure why you read this article, though. After all the D5 is perfect for you, right?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: OK ...

Summary on Hi-Continuous Shooting: RAW (Uncompressed) = Maximum IQ

Canon FF EOS dSLRs:

1Dx MkII:
Pro-Action Max 16fps (Mirrorless-LV-Mode)
Pro-Action Max 14fps (Mirror-OVF-Mode)

and

5D MkIV:
Prosumer Max 7fps (Mirror-OVF-Mode)

SONY FF LV-capable dcams:

Mirrorless A9:
Pro-Action Max 12fps (Electronic Shutter)
Prosumer Max 5fps (Mechanical Shutter)

and

SLT A99II:
Prosumer Max 3fps*? or 6fps**? see notes below (Transparent Mirror)

*If A99II Max 12fps (=JPEG); then Max 6fps (Compressed RAW)
**If A99II Max 12fps (=Compressed RAW); then Max 6fps (=Uncompressed RAW)
i.e.
... Sony only willing to admit in their A99II owner manual that Uncompressed RAW is "slower" than 12fps, and never admitting file type for max 12fps (may only be JPEG).

Sony A99II does, however, show their relative file sizes:
Uncompressed RAW is double the size of Compressed RAW
Uncompressed RAW is triple the size of Finest JPEG

The point she's making is that anybody can throw around any numbers, no matter if they are correct or not.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 08:35 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)
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GEONYC: My son was born in a hosipital in NYC, three months ago and the doctors just
stopped by to add some hair to his head, test his hearing and repair his left eye.

Nice of them. It only cost us $300.

Sorry, just kidding. I call this the MS Tech.. "Fix it if they ask, after it's safely out the door and no one can really complain." B. Gates

No software would ever be released if you want to fix all bugs first.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)
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ofquiet: Charging consumers extra for something that should have been in the initial release of a very expensive piece of equipment is a new low, even for Canon. It's like they enjoy torturing their customers.

It requires some human work to perform the upgrade. To their defense, if they'd do it for free, many would simply get the upgrade just because it's available, not because they need it.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 18:06 UTC

I love the Japanese humbleness: "We learn from other companies. We must, because we are still beginners."

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 21:21 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Jonathan Brady: I've been trying to think of a decent analogy, and here it is...
Imagine a 4x4 race where one person runs a lap around the race track and then hands the baton off to the next person on their team who runs the next lap who runs a lap and hands off the baton to the next person who runs the final lap. So, 4 people, 4 laps. The total time run is the final time.
Now, imagine that a team is set to race against other teams and 2/3 of the way through the very first lap (so, still on the first runner), a team which last year finished in 3rd place stops and says "we left the starting line 23% faster than last year so we're in 2nd place in this race".
WHAT!?!?!
Questions:
Where are you in the current race? Your growth over last year is irrelevant with regards to where you are compared to others.
What about the other 3 runners? It's a bit premature to claim any sort of victory from the 2/3 mark of the very first lap!
Are you mentally deficient? Where's the precedent for such a proclamation?!?!

If the statement is as false as you say, it should be easy for Nikon to come forward with a rebuttal.

Have they done that so far?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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