subtraho

subtraho

Lives in United States MD, United States
Has a website at flickr.com/subtraho
Joined on Jul 27, 2017

Comments

Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7
In reply to:

RubberDials: The A9 has a different prism hump shape to the other third gen bodies. Now the A9II has taken on the fourth gen body design from the A7rIV but retained the same slightly different prism shape and geometry of the original A9.

Anyone have any information on this? As the original A9 body predates the third gen A7 body I assumed that body was a development of it. Seems not or this camera would have the same prism hump as the A7rIV and it hasn't. Must be a reason.

Again, I think you are overthinking it. It is unlikely they could reuse the mold in any case given the camera series' different dial configurations - I doubt it is as simple as drilling an extra hole in an a7riv body to accommodate the a9's extra top dial. That extra top dial also leaves less overall space for the EVF housing. That, coupled with the fact that they already have a functional design for housing the a9 EVF means that there is no real reason to adopt the larger housing and then re-engineer it for the older EVF. I genuinely doubt it has anything to do with which design is stronger or more rugged.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 16:31 UTC
In reply to:

RubberDials: The A9 has a different prism hump shape to the other third gen bodies. Now the A9II has taken on the fourth gen body design from the A7rIV but retained the same slightly different prism shape and geometry of the original A9.

Anyone have any information on this? As the original A9 body predates the third gen A7 body I assumed that body was a development of it. Seems not or this camera would have the same prism hump as the A7rIV and it hasn't. Must be a reason.

I haven't misunderstood, you're just reading too much into it. It's not a pentaprism hump any more, it's an EVF housing. No reason to redesign the EVF housing if you are keeping the same EVF.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 15:45 UTC
In reply to:

RubberDials: The A9 has a different prism hump shape to the other third gen bodies. Now the A9II has taken on the fourth gen body design from the A7rIV but retained the same slightly different prism shape and geometry of the original A9.

Anyone have any information on this? As the original A9 body predates the third gen A7 body I assumed that body was a development of it. Seems not or this camera would have the same prism hump as the A7rIV and it hasn't. Must be a reason.

Given that there's no actual pentaprism in these cameras, I assume the housing changes to the a7riv were to accommodate the upgraded EVF. The a9ii reuses the current a9 EVF, so it would make sense that it would reuse the same housing as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 15:24 UTC

Feeling better and better about my a7RIV purchase.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 14:05 UTC as 210th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 90D Review (966 comments in total)
In reply to:

FujLiver: I remember my first Canon, it was a 40D. Such a wonderful camera to use at the time. I was spoiled by the 5D. The world has moved on and APS-C DSLR doesnt make any sense as a technology. I would expect this is Canon's last xxD. Nice for those diminuishing numbers with any significant investment in APS-C DSLR lenses.
Definitely a collectors piece ..

@AshleyMC The X-T3 and both Sony cameras you refer to are are APS-C Mirrorless, the original poster specified "APS-C DSLR" for a reason.

7DII and D500 are indeed excellent cameras, but they are showing their age. Both are among the final few bright spots in a dying breed.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2019 at 19:36 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3274 comments in total)
In reply to:

rbach44: I’m not a Canon user for ergonomic reasons, but I’d give up a bit of noise/dynamic range performance to get the lovely OOC colors seen in the samples. Despite what the numbers say, these images look better than those from a certain oh so popular full frame mirrorless camera made by a TV manufacturer.

Besides, who really needs "the ultimate image quality" anyway? As if any modern full frame camera's IQ is anything less than excellent...

Those giant lenses, however, are just baffling to me.

If you are shooting RAW, 'Color Science' is basically a lightroom profile. Do you really care that much about out-of-camera jpgs that you'd sacrifice RAW DR?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 16:44 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2198 comments in total)
In reply to:

AdrianPocea: Ok...Good. I pre ordered it. But it doesn't seem to me like the new wonder of the world. Only like one third of a stop or even less advantage to my 5div and only if we are splitting hairs. I mean if we go into 25600-31200 territory, and not even there like obviously. I mean a great camera, and cannot wait to have it, but is not like it is such a miraculous medicine to all bad photography. The greatest thing about it is the ratio price - features, so the accessibility of great features and quality to most people. That's why it is ordered in flocks now and everyday another European guy that just got the camera starts another youtube channel with unboxing it and a so called "review" , with mediocre footage that shows nothing new. Of course this is a mean and preposterous thing to say, but my YouTube home page is invaded with videos about A7iii like a crop field with locusts.

I agree - most of the hype on this camera is based on what you get for the price. It' s not really objectively 'best' at any one thing, but it's a tempting package for the price. The 5div is $1300 more expensive than the A7iii, so you can get the sony + a nice lens for the same price as the canon body alone. That is huge to a lot of folks!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 15:10 UTC
Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7