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Lives in Germany Nurenberg, Germany
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Joined on Dec 20, 2005

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NumberOne: ...So a brand - Sony in this case - should work and perform at 100% with other manufacturers gear?! :)
This is so pathetic - The compatibility is already an excellent gift - What do you want more?! :(

Amazing, to say the least! :)

I think sony is not putting gun to anyone's head to buy A9 for sports shooting. If you think you don't have lens options then don't buy (that will teach them a lesson).

Off course its sony's mistake that they made this camera without making these lenses few of the posters here demanding, specially when these posters won't even buy their gear (even when these lenses were there).

What was sony thinking.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
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RubberDials: Almost 600 posts and the vast majority from non Sony users who have nothing worthwhile to add beyond bashing, straw man arguments, logical fallacies and special pleading.

The real joke is Nikon and Canon don't even offer a FF mirrorless camera - let alone one with the capabilities of the A9. Their best effort is at the spec level of the A6000! With 9 consumer-grade lenses - most of them zooms. Nikon hasn't even got that.

The truth is you'd love it if the A9 was a Canon or Nikon product - absolutely love it. It's pure hypocrisy.

"Again you are spreading FUD around. "

If you believe that the day canon and nikon will have all the lenses in their mirrorless mount the day they announce mirrorless FF then the discussion is done, I won't talk to someone who is this dishonest to win an argument.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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RubberDials: Almost 600 posts and the vast majority from non Sony users who have nothing worthwhile to add beyond bashing, straw man arguments, logical fallacies and special pleading.

The real joke is Nikon and Canon don't even offer a FF mirrorless camera - let alone one with the capabilities of the A9. Their best effort is at the spec level of the A6000! With 9 consumer-grade lenses - most of them zooms. Nikon hasn't even got that.

The truth is you'd love it if the A9 was a Canon or Nikon product - absolutely love it. It's pure hypocrisy.

How is
"Kodak did not need to go digital either, but as you see future has its way ...."
bashing your beloved brand. It was you were trying smart with words here
" Canon and Nikon don't need to make a mirrorless version" and you got smart reply back.

The truth is canon and nikon do need to make mirrorless version because mirrorless is future. There is no escape. As of now you could be happy that they have all the lenses and all but another aspect of this is that the day they release FF mirrorless they won't have all those lenses (in the definition that now sony does not have Alpha mount lenses for discussion).

If you are not banned by that time, you will be defending what you are attacking now. It is just matter of time.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
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RubberDials: Almost 600 posts and the vast majority from non Sony users who have nothing worthwhile to add beyond bashing, straw man arguments, logical fallacies and special pleading.

The real joke is Nikon and Canon don't even offer a FF mirrorless camera - let alone one with the capabilities of the A9. Their best effort is at the spec level of the A6000! With 9 consumer-grade lenses - most of them zooms. Nikon hasn't even got that.

The truth is you'd love it if the A9 was a Canon or Nikon product - absolutely love it. It's pure hypocrisy.

"Canon and Nikon don't need to make a mirrorless version"

Kodak did not need to go digital either, but as you see future has its way ....

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
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lacix: Unbelivable! - So its not the adapters fault, but the Sony A9 falls short. - This guy must have a law degree of some sort.

"Canon and Nikon are pretty much complete and you still can choose either Tamron, Sigma or Zeiss if you want additional choices."

How many canon and nikon bodies keep up with A9 with canon lenses adapted on A9?

Any canon or nikon body that does not keep up is out too by the same token. You are left with less than 5% of cameras from so called complete system.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
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J A C S: "Moral of the story: stick to Sony glass..." or stick to Canon bodies?

@A-Sign

Moral of the story seems that before you use Nikon glass on nikon check the AF on canon bodies and then complain that it does not work.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
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Edmond Leung: No business will take such high risk to use this a9 for major sport events.
Also, even if Sony can make tele primes, will you trust its quality and performance? Questionable!

@Edmond Leung

"Are you a shareholder of Sony or you want to be a sales guy of Sony? Why so stupid to say so much for Sony? I only spend money for the benefit of my company."

Are you paid by the competitor companies to be negative of sony?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2670 comments in total)
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donsdavid: "max frame rate with flash is 5 fps"

I hope that this will be fixed by a firmware update. Some sports and wildlife photographers depend on flash. Skiing, motocross, wake-boarding photographers to name a few.

That situationn is not as common as sending email though. I would love to have A9 and i don't give a rat's rear to that situation. If this is what you want this camera is not for you. Why decide what others want?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2670 comments in total)
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wassim al malak: A9 , is or isn't , to be or not to be ?

IS it a new generation ? yes .
ISN'T the best sport's camera ? no .
TO BE improved ? yes .
NOT TO BE the dslr killer ? it will not .

@wassim al malak Though it was clear from your comment, it needed to be said that it was useless comment, just in case you try something similar next time you have a clue where it will end up.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Should have been an F/2. No, I don't give a CRAP about it being "small". A 35/2 of equal quality wouldn't have to be much bigger. Missed opportunity.

@Terkwoiz

"First of all f 1.4 is not f2."

One can use F1.4 lens at f2 too (at least in most of the cases). Not sure what your beef is with this statement.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
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DPPMetro: Cue the Pentax zealots to claim now that Pentax is beating Sony*

*Last week, they claimed (and not joking) that Pentax and Nikon are almost selling the same amount of units.

Pentax was done the day they said have they have no interest in ff.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
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panchorancho: Sony, what a bunch of liars! I can't support a company that lies about sale numbers!

Cmon you need to drag olympus into it?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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Bambi24: Sony spent millions on buying out youtubers, sending people like DPReview / Tony Northrup etc, to fancy 5 star hotels. Hiring out whole sports statdiums, hiring actors / models / etc, to do reviews. Giving everyone on youtube with a pulse a free camera to review. Lying in press releases that they're number two behind canon.

Yet, after all these years of throwing around money to promote their overheating spec sheets they call cameras, they still only have 14% of the ILC market. Behind Canon, behind Nikon, probably behind a bunch of other companies too. That should tell you about the general perception of photographers towards Sony cameras. Sony cameras are ergonomic nightmares that only look good on paper.

14% in an ILC market that has shrunk year after year, based on Sony's questionable press releases. The reality is probably more dire, I never see people use Sony cameras. I predict Sony throwing in the towel soon, they have no clue how to build an ergonomic camera whatsoever.

Kudos to sony for doing something that works even if that includes buying people.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

@Rishi
"the Nikon 70-200 F2.8E FL ED VR on a Nikon D5"

very nice photo this.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 11:01 UTC as 84th comment
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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Bambi24: They're shots, nothing great about them in terms of noise.

Still need to hear a convincing argument as to why any sports photographer would trade in all their gear to pick up this camera which has no 400mm/500mm/600mm f/2.8 whatsoever.

The only argument I heard is that the electronic shutter is silent. Why does this matter at sporting events where you can barely hear yourself talk.

@Magnar W

these people don't know that lens adaptors exist.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 14:09 UTC
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Georgeee: Competition is great. Sony's progress hopefully presses Canon and Nikon to innovate faster to come out with even better cameras (Lenses already top notch ), so none needs to switch! Hold on to your gears for a year or two, things will change.
Also, I do not like Sony's body form factor, way too small to hold, unbalanced with long lens.

It may be soft at f1.2 but all it has to do is to be better than other 1.2 at f1.2.

1.2 lenses are about dof and if there is sharper lens with same dof then by all means.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
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Carlitos Breton: being French, I knew it! .....BOUQUET! :)

Humour can be spoken in any language.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 02:33 UTC
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Frank_BR: The Japanese are finding this discussion very funny. Surely they never imagined that an innocent little word would cause so much discussion.

Yes. For the people who speak japanese this discussion is omoshiroi desu ne.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 02:31 UTC
On article Applying color theory to landscape photography (87 comments in total)
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Paul_B Midlands UK: That painting is something, tremendous.

he is self taught. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 15:08 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2016 (99 comments in total)
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Bob A L: How did the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 get to be a compact camera? It's larger than several APSC DSLR's.

i guess they are comparing with equivalent lens on and not just body.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
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