mick232

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On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1287 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 (1287 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 (1287 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 (1287 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 (1287 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 (1287 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 (1287 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 (464 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 (464 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 (464 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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Stefan Hundhammer: Nasim Mansurov from photographylife.com wrote an interesting answer to this:

https://photographylife.com/sony-overtakes-nikon-in-full-frame-sales/

And I think he has some very valid points there.

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Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
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aramgrg: What the hell, dear Sony, at least present yearly numbers. If we were to measure the sales of Pentax in FF market after K1 and you'll get infinite increase.

You won't get infinite market share.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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mick232: Nothing to see here, move along. Innovation happens elsewhere these days.

Smartphones and mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 18:29 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

Nothing to see here, move along. Innovation happens elsewhere these days.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 18:03 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies
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majorpaul: No matter what Sony says or does, the zombies will keep repeating: "A mount is dead!!" meanwhile some of us enjoy using the best camera in the world, the a992 :)

The only zombie who keeps repeating that seems to be you.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
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holin: Next time, ask about the firmware. Why they can't give even relatively simple new features for old, expensive, cameras, say, like Fuji does? And no, I don't count the a7 mk2 uncompressed RAW support as one (unhealthy number of high profile exposures on the issue) or the a6000 XAVC-S support (a6300 was delayed too much).

And also, why is their firmware updater so retarded that it bricks people's cameras or does nothing aat all, ie. it's too complex (compared to de-facto updating by copying new firmware on the SD card).

holin: the answer to your question in paragraph one you give in paragraph two. Adding features increases the likelihood of new issues, which requires another fix to follow. It brings both cost and risk. It's not unusual in software/hardware development to have new features in the next version only. Existing versions only get fixes.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 23:05 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: I own two a99II's, three a99I, two a900, two a7RII, one a7II, and nearly every lens Sony makes both A and E. I've owned and sold countless others since a700 and NEX7.

Fix a99II video overheating... Like they finally did for a7RII after four firmware updates. Can't even think about a99II for video any more. Too unpredictable. Identical to a7RII overheating with earliest FW. I just spent $7000 on bodies and grips, just to watch them overheat... again. So sick of Sony overheating. They lost me as a flash customer because of overheating. It's the only thing I can count on. I KNOW it will happen... every time.

Fix a99II crippled video AF only working in P mode locked to f3.5. DON'T SAY "...by providing great A mount bodies with no compromises compared to the E mount..." Mr Nagata. Sony intentionally crippled AMount video AF a great deal, by limiting modes and settings. I can hack my lens and prove that any aperture can work. 70-400/5.6 also works.

Sorry. All true. FIX IT.

Can you also guarantee that it works on all lenses, rather than one hacked lens? Because that is the actual requirement Sony is facing.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
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Amarillo Toby: The rear camera will be a full-frame DSLR-killer and the front camera will be an APS-C DSLR-killer.

Only if you place a full frame camera in front of a medium format camera on a table.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
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