zxaar

Lives in Germany Nurenberg, Germany
Works as a Software Eng. (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
Has a website at http://1x.com/member/2612/
Joined on Dec 20, 2005

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skanter: Top notch? Absolutely terrible video and portraits were even worse. Where do they dig these people up?

"If joey learned photography at DP challenge, he bloody well mastered it. "

DPC was very active place back then. In fact people there helped him put his fist dvd.

As far as talent goes, what we think talent is subjective. I liked many people at DPC, who were far better than him (again opinion).

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
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skanter: Top notch? Absolutely terrible video and portraits were even worse. Where do they dig these people up?

I know of joe L from the time he started learning photography at dpchallenge. I could never like what he did or does. Its not my cup of tea. If some people like what he does good for them.

I think what we like or not is personal taste. We don't have to justify it.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
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J A C S: I expected to see everybody using a Sony?

They are using sony for serious stuff.

:-D

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 06:44 UTC
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aftab: Just before dying Samsung offered trade in. Hope, it's not that bad for Sony. Two of my photographer friends use Sony. I don't want to see their sad faces.

@Thorgrem

"Sony's history unfortunately tells there only recently profitable. "

To run a company as big as Sony in loss for 6 decades or so is also an art no. I wonder if they never made profit how they survive this long.

On second thought what you wrote is nonesense.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
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aftab: Just before dying Samsung offered trade in. Hope, it's not that bad for Sony. Two of my photographer friends use Sony. I don't want to see their sad faces.

Given sony history and their size you don't need to worry for them they are safe for decade or two.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
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Jesse_Just_Him: If they can reached the DR and high ISO performance of a m43, then we got a game changer~~~

Given the number of users of smartphone cameras and m43 users, i would say that m43 need to work on their size to catch smartphones and its not other way round.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 04:02 UTC
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Amando Hernandez Monge: Another step down the ladder for Nikon. It has to master mirrorless soon or its photography business would be in serious trouble.

@HowaboutRAW

Thanks I now read it till the end and it seems nikon also saying it (as you pointed out). Good times for nikon users as nikon also focuses on mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 02:22 UTC
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Amando Hernandez Monge: Another step down the ladder for Nikon. It has to master mirrorless soon or its photography business would be in serious trouble.

@HowaboutRAW

I think nikon has gotten more serious about mirrorless and i believe that in future they will have sony type approach that is a mirrorless that supports APC and FF. This is why 1 has to go. If anything , *in my opinion* , it is only hinting new beginning for nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 00:23 UTC

Looks like he did not send memo to voigtlander that sony closed the shop on e mount.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59863981

The FUD people spread...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 03:12 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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NickyB66: I was going to buy the A9 this weekend, but since this review, the banding in particular I will hold fire so to speak. Maybe Fujifilm is a better alternative, as I dumped Nikon ages ago and have two Canon DSLRs but what mirrorless to save space/weight.

@Vanitas, if A9 does not cut the mustard for him no fujifiilm will, there is nothing like that there. If it does then his demands are not very high, he may very well be good with entry level slr.

If someone said, that A9 has problems so i would rather take top canon or top nikon, it would have made some sense as they are comparable.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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sushidharma: Folks,
I have a $160 Home Depot/McMaster Carr LED lighting set up for product/sample documentation in our office,
We had the banding issue, it was driving us nuts!
we tried different cameras on Iphones and a Galxay 10 Tablet and alternate LED light sources. Nothing worked.
Out of desperation, I turned on the Anti Aliasing Filter in my Pentax S2,
that fixed the banding.
Excuse while I smile, my $500 Pentax with a 35 year old manual focus
50mm F1.4 Takumar,
beats a $6K+ Sony when dealing with LED lights.
It's got a lousy dated Auto Focus, but then my products don't move.

Hope this helps.
Sushidharma

@blink667

"If you're going to buy a camera for it tech rather than IQ, Sony is probably the camera for you."

What me buying a camera has to do with you making stupid statements like
" But it's a Sony so users will learn to accept it."

Can you name a single camera that is perfect and its buyer does not have to learn to accept it. If you talk nonesense people will point it out.

Last I definitely buy a camera for technology if it were not the case all of us will be using film mechanical slrs with AF and metering. (see how nonesense your statement was).

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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NickyB66: I was going to buy the A9 this weekend, but since this review, the banding in particular I will hold fire so to speak. Maybe Fujifilm is a better alternative, as I dumped Nikon ages ago and have two Canon DSLRs but what mirrorless to save space/weight.

@Magnar W

"If a Fuji suits your needs, you don't need an A9, I would guess."

It is extremely hard to argue with someone who thinks that Fuji offers anything better than A9 (even with it producing some images with banding). His needs are not where A9 shines, he could as well do with canon rebel and does not notice a thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 03:03 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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sushidharma: Folks,
I have a $160 Home Depot/McMaster Carr LED lighting set up for product/sample documentation in our office,
We had the banding issue, it was driving us nuts!
we tried different cameras on Iphones and a Galxay 10 Tablet and alternate LED light sources. Nothing worked.
Out of desperation, I turned on the Anti Aliasing Filter in my Pentax S2,
that fixed the banding.
Excuse while I smile, my $500 Pentax with a 35 year old manual focus
50mm F1.4 Takumar,
beats a $6K+ Sony when dealing with LED lights.
It's got a lousy dated Auto Focus, but then my products don't move.

Hope this helps.
Sushidharma

"Thanks for proving my point."

Your point was this

"A $4500 camera body shouldn't exhibit banding. But it's a Sony so users will learn to accept it."

It has two parts
1. Such camera shall not exhibit banding.

May be it should given the technology in it and it may be unavoidable. So no this point of yours is not proven. You don't even know if there is a better way because as far as i know you don't make this camera. As far as you are concerned the talk is cheap. (And other brands too have more expensive cameras and too have some problem or other so problems are unavoidable).

Second
2. " But it's a Sony so users will learn to accept it"

No camera is perfact, any buyer of camera learns to accept it. So this point is as nonesense as saying that sun rises everyday and then claiming that i said so.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 02:12 UTC
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Great Bustard: Most probably think it's an easy in-and-out job, but there's a real possibility that things could get sticky. I'd recommend using the spray-and-pray method of photography rather than setting up with your tripod and using remote release at the right moment. A judicious use of flash might could also be of immense help (depending on the photographer, of course) and having an additional slave flash would certainly be handy.

All in all, I'd say it's a gig worth doing. If anything goes wrong, suck it up and drive on.

He waited for photographer to come before he came. Then three of them made memories that one of them recorded.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 02:16 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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fraga500: explanations from sony fans:

1. get rid of those LED panels (ON A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL GAME), it's their fault;
2. this only happened to x% of the shots, so it's no big deal;
3. camera x also had this problem, meaning it's ok that this one does so too.
4 . etc.

then proceed to post your comment, get instant likes, rinse and repeat. voilà!

@fraga500

" who are you talking to?"

Can't you read this "@RubberDials" at the start of my post.

" Can't be to me since I have absolutely no clue about what you mean by me being a known troll."

I was talking to him, you keep trolling.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
In reply to:

sushidharma: Folks,
I have a $160 Home Depot/McMaster Carr LED lighting set up for product/sample documentation in our office,
We had the banding issue, it was driving us nuts!
we tried different cameras on Iphones and a Galxay 10 Tablet and alternate LED light sources. Nothing worked.
Out of desperation, I turned on the Anti Aliasing Filter in my Pentax S2,
that fixed the banding.
Excuse while I smile, my $500 Pentax with a 35 year old manual focus
50mm F1.4 Takumar,
beats a $6K+ Sony when dealing with LED lights.
It's got a lousy dated Auto Focus, but then my products don't move.

Hope this helps.
Sushidharma

@blink667

You are not forced to buy the camera. Don't like the banding then don't buy the camera. Anyone who is buiying it for 4500 is buying it for lots of its features and very likely knows about it and still buying it.

You can come here and talk all this because you are not the buyer for it. Its very likely that you did not buy similar cameras from other brand too.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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fraga500: explanations from sony fans:

1. get rid of those LED panels (ON A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL GAME), it's their fault;
2. this only happened to x% of the shots, so it's no big deal;
3. camera x also had this problem, meaning it's ok that this one does so too.
4 . etc.

then proceed to post your comment, get instant likes, rinse and repeat. voilà!

@RubberDials

"So what's the deal frag500?"

He is a big time troll and perhaps an extra account for habitual troll here who gets banned often. DPR shall look into it.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 19:38 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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Tom Holly: Anyone live near that stadium and own a DSLR?. It would be great to see direct evidence one way or the other.

I would add one more thing into the mix, if A9 get 98% of images okay and D5 get 100% of images okay but A9 produces more usable images due to other factors like AF etc, then which camera is better?

So there are many variables at play. Those who are shooting with these cameras know what they are getting into when they buy.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 12:06 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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Rdefen: I've been unable to get the A9 overheat warning (on standard not high setting nor does the camera even without the vertical grip get particularly hot) despite hours of near constant shooting in 85F NYC humidity. (Or later after a 45 min 4K video). Heating issue is internet BS.

No banding either. I'm planning to take photos of tourists by the Times Square fugly neon color lights to investigate further the fake banding nonsense.

Oh, and I shoot Canon primarily but this A9 is one heck of a great camera.

You actually have the camera these issue are huge for people like A sign who don't have the camera. All of their photos are ruined by it.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 07:33 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: Another fascinating bit of sleuthing, by Rishi, DPR, and a host of clever contributors.
If you think of the average age of fanboy posters as around 14, the comments will begin to make more sense...

"If you think of the average age of fanboy posters as around 14, the comments will begin to make more sense..."

That would make the average age of sony haters at about 9 then, then comments really begin to make sense.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 04:38 UTC
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