Old SonyGuy

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On article Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7 (402 comments in total)
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refusenik: Nikon's entry into the FF mirrorless market is great news for Sony shooters, as it means that Sony will have to seriously up their game in terms of the A7's ergonomics, which suck compared with the Nikon Z series.

The z6 looks far more comfortable to use than the more expensive A7riii.

Better grip, usable touchscreen, etc.

After all these years and Sony STILL can't get the ergonomics right. And their touchscreen is a joke.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 14:37 UTC

Thank you Nikon.
After all those years Sony couldn't make a usable touchscreen. Nikon appears to nail it on their first try.
I know there are diehards, but a good touchscreen is an amazing and very beneficial feature.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 13:16 UTC as 90th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7 (402 comments in total)
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refusenik: Nikon's entry into the FF mirrorless market is great news for Sony shooters, as it means that Sony will have to seriously up their game in terms of the A7's ergonomics, which suck compared with the Nikon Z series.

Nikon almost always gets Sony sensors to perform better than Sony. The original A7 was bad compared to the D600.

Nikon sells more Sony sensors too, and so the Sony sensor company is hoping these cameras are a huge success because they know Nikon means more sales.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 13:11 UTC
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Tester_v: And we thought Sony cameras loosing it's value fast.
Now with a new Nikon camera I'm sure you cold buy A7iii for $1500 on a Christmas this year and for $700 next year.

The Sonys are going to lose value even faster now that Nikon announced their better mirrorless cameras. And over 300 Nikon lenses work on those guys!!!
No more cramp inducing Sonys!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 12:54 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4412 comments in total)

Wow, they nailed the right size and even put a good top LCD on it. It looks so much better than the uncomfortable Sonys.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 12:52 UTC as 949th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4412 comments in total)
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jtan163: I'm moist.
It's just a pity my F Mount gear is now worth zip and I've just signed a mortage.
Phooey.

Most of your lenses will work on this guy.
This looks like a home run.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 12:51 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7 (402 comments in total)

I feel really bad for those who over paid for the A7iii when it was in short supply.
A good number of them are now scrambling to return them for a loss or dump them on eBay.

Here we have a Nikon with a better lens that works with over 300 Nikon lenses. Millions of people already own compatible Nikon lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 12:49 UTC as 74th comment | 10 replies
On article Why I'm delighted to see an LX100 II (83 comments in total)

Richard has access to a lot of cameras.
The fact he really likes this one says a lot.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 14:43 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
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theronsan: "Sony claims top spot in full-frame interchangeable lens camera market"

So what other full-frame interchangeable lens cameras are there? Leica?

Fun facts...

Globally Sony is NOT #1 in FF ILC sales.
Over the past year Sony in NOT #1 in FF ILC sales.

And over the next year there is a good chance that globally they will be #3 in FF ILC sales...as usual.

They should remain ahead of Pentax though.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 14:41 UTC
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Tester_v: And we thought Sony cameras loosing it's value fast.
Now with a new Nikon camera I'm sure you cold buy A7iii for $1500 on a Christmas this year and for $700 next year.

That F adapter leaked pic looks good.
Anything is better than the God awful LAEA4 Sony tried to push on A mount users. Fixed f3.5, a mediocre AF system from 2012, etc.
My A mount lenses have lost half their value again in the last year or so.
A mount lenses have lost more value than Samsung lenses!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 01:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 review (875 comments in total)

I love how this site let's you "jump to conclusions"

Well played.

Looks like an awesome all around camera that goes anywhere.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 16:03 UTC as 52nd comment

Almost everyone I know with a Sony camera uses Canon or Nikon lenses in some fashion. A good number of articles at this site and others are about using Canon and Nikon lenses with Sony cameras. And there are at least 5 or 6 very popular adapters for this purpose.
This shows that lenses are more important than camera bodies and many many people are in a great position to easily switch to Canon and Nikon when they release their mirrorless cameras.
I already know several Sony users who have started putting their Sony gear up on eBay to beat the rush.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2018 at 12:36 UTC as 11th comment

Kudos to Nikon. Looks better every day.

And fun to see the Sony Defense Force out patrolling the comment section of a Nikon Story with so many posts.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 18:06 UTC as 97th comment | 3 replies

Cool. A usable touchscreen.

Sony makes the most worthless touchscreens on the planet.

When they work they are incredibly useful, save time, and touch shutters let you can shots that are more difficult with the Sony cr@p touchscreen.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 15:02 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply
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Old SonyGuy: Sony is in trouble and they know it. They put all their eggs in the FF mirrorless basket. Before FF mirrorless they lost a lot of money trying to sell NEX/apsc cameras (see Sony quarterly reports) which is why they greatly slow down development.

They only cameras Sony has to offer in the next year are a couple minor refreshes and since Sony already updated the same bodies recently, they won't have as big an impact.

But they also know TWO new systems will be introduced to compete with their one. I am told their "rosey" forecast is their holding on to 40% of the FF mirrorless market (and 0 of FF dslr).

This is the reason for the panicking and misleading information. Canon and Nikon beat them in DSLRs . They killed off Sony SLTs. They dominate the low end of the market. And Canon already out sells Sony in mirrorless in several markets including Japan.

Yes, Sony has been aggressive and fast moving...slts....nex...FE...

I the past 10 years all of that took them from 13% of the ILC market to 13% of the ILC market.

All of that made the the #2 or #3 mirrorless maker in Japan.

And now the segment they had all to themselves is about to be bombarded over by Canon and Nikon.

DSLRs? SLTs? Sony has not done well against Canikon. They are at 13% and I bet that will plummet after Canikon releases their new systems.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 19:52 UTC
On article A wildlife photographer's perspective on the Sony a9 (482 comments in total)

Too bad like ALL Sony FE cameras it is not fully weather resistant.
As Lens Rentals showed a little moisture on the bottom can easily seep up in to the electronics. They have some great picks of a completly corroded A7S where moisture got in the bottom.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 19:30 UTC as 67th comment | 6 replies
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Old SonyGuy: Sony is in trouble and they know it. They put all their eggs in the FF mirrorless basket. Before FF mirrorless they lost a lot of money trying to sell NEX/apsc cameras (see Sony quarterly reports) which is why they greatly slow down development.

They only cameras Sony has to offer in the next year are a couple minor refreshes and since Sony already updated the same bodies recently, they won't have as big an impact.

But they also know TWO new systems will be introduced to compete with their one. I am told their "rosey" forecast is their holding on to 40% of the FF mirrorless market (and 0 of FF dslr).

This is the reason for the panicking and misleading information. Canon and Nikon beat them in DSLRs . They killed off Sony SLTs. They dominate the low end of the market. And Canon already out sells Sony in mirrorless in several markets including Japan.

I used to be a Sony fan warrior like T3. I know he thinks.

Look at his misinformation and deliberately fake information.

People are not quoting BCN. They are now using the CIPA status that Canon used in their last report.
Canon is the #1 mirrorless maker in Japan.

But it is true that Sony's market share in Japan has declined despite all the new cameras. Sony was much closer to Canon 3 years ago (but still behind them)

This is why the Sony patrol is freaking out. Sony was getting beat on their home turf by a company that only sold about 2 models...even though Sony was pushing 6 or 7 and multiple formats!!!

And now Canon is going to seriously enter the market with new bodies and so in Nikon.
Remember how badly Sonys SLTs were trounced? Remember how Sony was kicked out of the DSLR market (no it was NOT to make mirrorless...that was a year or so later).

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 19:26 UTC

Sony is in trouble and they know it. They put all their eggs in the FF mirrorless basket. Before FF mirrorless they lost a lot of money trying to sell NEX/apsc cameras (see Sony quarterly reports) which is why they greatly slow down development.

They only cameras Sony has to offer in the next year are a couple minor refreshes and since Sony already updated the same bodies recently, they won't have as big an impact.

But they also know TWO new systems will be introduced to compete with their one. I am told their "rosey" forecast is their holding on to 40% of the FF mirrorless market (and 0 of FF dslr).

This is the reason for the panicking and misleading information. Canon and Nikon beat them in DSLRs . They killed off Sony SLTs. They dominate the low end of the market. And Canon already out sells Sony in mirrorless in several markets including Japan.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 15:28 UTC as 23rd comment | 22 replies
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AKH: Maybe it should be mentioned that FF ILCs only occupy 3% of the market for ILCs in the US according to Thom Hogan 😉

And over the past year Sony was NOT #1 in the tiny 3%.
And no one expects them to even be #2 next year due to the number of upcoming Canikon mirrorless releases combined with FF DSLR sales.

With all of Sony's mirrorless offerings and new releases they were only #3 in home region the past 3 years. Canon is now #1 without a single FF mirrorless body.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 14:24 UTC
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Shiranai: When I already predicted Sony's rise with the A7III a few months ago, Canon fanboys got mad "Sony will never beat Canon sales, it's all shenanigans."
Well... told you so. And I'm gonna tell you, if Canon got nothing up its sleeves for this years xmas business, they gonna fail exactly like Nokia did when they underestimated the iPhone. Anyways - good for the customers, cause Canon prices will probably drop like a hot potato next year.

And there is the Sony talking point they want their team to spread.
Claim Sony sells more FF cameras!

Obviously that is misleading. They didn't sell more last year. They didn't sell more over the last year. They didn't even sell more globally in the past 6 months!!! And they won't sell more next year.
In fact, with Canikon entering the mirrorless FF market, Sony's own sales projections are not that great.

So, hurray, Sony found a short time period when they were #1 in a small ILC segment in one market (US) and they reached 13% overall.

Time to get the paid and unpaid patrol to repeat over and over the misleading claim that Sony is #1 in FF (but only during a short cherry picked time frame in one region).

Globally they don't sell more FF. They only have a 13% market share. And over the next year due to a Canikon onslaught their market share will most likely decline.

I know how those guys think I was one for years.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 14:19 UTC
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