Joed700

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On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (104 comments in total)

The A9 is shipping today, but they are in stock in most of the online retailers as well as local camera stores, a very interesting phenomenon. In the past, when either Canikon release theirs, nothing is in stock until weeks and months later. In fact, the Fuji XT-2 has just become more readily available in both Adorama and B&H...

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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VadymA: So other than 20FPS without AF, what are other advantages of A9? I am wondering because my Nikon J5 can shoot 20FPS with AF on (!), and 60FPS with AF off. Buffer clearing seems on par with Sony as well :) So Nikon definitely has the technology and can easily incorporate it into a high-end MILC with the same or even better specs as A9 as early as this year. And with the JPEG color issues and who knows what other problems A9 may reveal, I don't see many Nikon pros ditching their systems in favor of A9 so quickly. So Sony may be helping to end of era of DSLR sooner, but not the end of Nikon / Canon dominance in the pro photography market. Just saying.

As I had mentioned in my other posts, Sony has stopped selling pro-level sensors to Nikon and anybody else for that matter. (source: sales person at my local camera store; inside info perhaps). That means Nikon has to either buy sensors from another company, or start with their own R&D, which means it would take sometime before we can see anything materialize. That also explains why Nikon don't have any new bodies to offer for their anniversary other than the gun metallic BS....

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 01:51 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)

IMO, the jpeg performance is not as important for prosumers; most of us do post processing anyway. Nonetheless, my iPhone does a good job in the jpeg area, so why can't a camera costing $4500 get the jpeg colors right?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 01:41 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: With all my terrific Nikon lenses and strobes... Sonys offering here is making me REALLY EXCITED for the next new Nikon camera. Nikon lenses ROCK and their current cameras exceed all my expectations. Sony can do backflips, win the lottery, put the next man on the moon and run for president... they still ain't gettin my vote. This comes from a super-pro with lots of paying clients and magazine covers to my credit... ;)

@D7000shootersUK - the info was from my local camera store....

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 19:14 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: With all my terrific Nikon lenses and strobes... Sonys offering here is making me REALLY EXCITED for the next new Nikon camera. Nikon lenses ROCK and their current cameras exceed all my expectations. Sony can do backflips, win the lottery, put the next man on the moon and run for president... they still ain't gettin my vote. This comes from a super-pro with lots of paying clients and magazine covers to my credit... ;)

In case you haven't heard this, Sony has stopped supplying pro sensors to Nikon...It will take sometimes for Nikon's R&D to come up with something. I guess Canon saw this day would come and insisted on making their own sensors, though it's not the best compared to Sony's.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 06:47 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

The a9 will be a game changer for sure. People can debate whether the a9 will become a pro sport camera, but Sony's move is good for all of us. The a9's lower price and loads of features will definitely force both Canon and Nikon to come up with something to stay competitive. In the end, we all will benefit!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 05:13 UTC as 30th comment
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)
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Joed700: I think it's a bit too late for Canon now since the announcement of the Sony a9. Here is a list of what Canon should do with 5D Iv. First, release a firmware update to make the 4K features totally compatible to the Sony's Axx. Next, drop the price to about $2800 to make it compatible with competitors. Or finally, be an A-hole and watch the 5D series disappear like Kodak....

Moon0326 - Sony's intent is definitely to get into the sports world, but IMO, it also created more options for people like me. People always wanted an all-in-one camera, and the a9 maybe it from the price stand point, at least for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)
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Joed700: I think it's a bit too late for Canon now since the announcement of the Sony a9. Here is a list of what Canon should do with 5D Iv. First, release a firmware update to make the 4K features totally compatible to the Sony's Axx. Next, drop the price to about $2800 to make it compatible with competitors. Or finally, be an A-hole and watch the 5D series disappear like Kodak....

"People don't buy all-in-one camera..." They did with the 5D III. That's why most of them left the 5D series when 5D IV came out. The differences between 24 vs 30 is not a big deal. I have the 6D, D750 and D810...I don't see either 6D and D750 lacking far behind...in fact, both of them are my goto cameras. I was about to pull the trigger on the 5D IV until A9 announcement...

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)
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Joed700: I think it's a bit too late for Canon now since the announcement of the Sony a9. Here is a list of what Canon should do with 5D Iv. First, release a firmware update to make the 4K features totally compatible to the Sony's Axx. Next, drop the price to about $2800 to make it compatible with competitors. Or finally, be an A-hole and watch the 5D series disappear like Kodak....

Moon0326 - We're not just talking about S log here. The a9's 24MP is an all around camera plus speed, buffer, and FF 4K. From the value and price stand point, it not only challenges both 1dx II and D5, but also 5D Iv. For an extra grant you get everything; size, resolution, speed, and FF 4K...the 5D Iv is basically crippled by the 4K features and mediocre 7fps w/limited buffer...

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 04:18 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)

I think it's a bit too late for Canon now since the announcement of the Sony a9. Here is a list of what Canon should do with 5D Iv. First, release a firmware update to make the 4K features totally compatible to the Sony's Axx. Next, drop the price to about $2800 to make it compatible with competitors. Or finally, be an A-hole and watch the 5D series disappear like Kodak....

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

The a9 specs look great!
Check out the intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILisOOe3iLs&feature=youtu.be

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 371st comment
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entoman: As usual, a couple of very minor fixes for bugs that very few people ever encounter, but nothing of any real value.

How about increased functionality?

How about 4K crop?

How about increasing the number of functions that can be assigned to buttons/dials via the custom settings?

How about assigning the ability to toggle between bracketing and single shot to the AF lock or AEL buttons?

How about following Nikon by having the ability to tweak metering to personal taste, instead of us all having to set our exposure compensation dials to minus half a stop all the time?

And, it would be rather nice if Canon service centres were able to provide a service to convert the cameras to twin SD cards instead of the silly CF/SD combo we currently have???

How about it Canon?

+ Infared - was it used? Where?

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 04:18 UTC

If Sony is #2, who is "#1?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 22:41 UTC as 104th comment | 4 replies
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entoman: As usual, a couple of very minor fixes for bugs that very few people ever encounter, but nothing of any real value.

How about increased functionality?

How about 4K crop?

How about increasing the number of functions that can be assigned to buttons/dials via the custom settings?

How about assigning the ability to toggle between bracketing and single shot to the AF lock or AEL buttons?

How about following Nikon by having the ability to tweak metering to personal taste, instead of us all having to set our exposure compensation dials to minus half a stop all the time?

And, it would be rather nice if Canon service centres were able to provide a service to convert the cameras to twin SD cards instead of the silly CF/SD combo we currently have???

How about it Canon?

How about a more reasonable price like $2800 instead of $3499?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 00:01 UTC

I just spoke to a sales rep at my local camera store today. According to her, Sony will no longer supply pro level sensors to anyone but themselves. This may explain why we are not seeing any new camera bodies even for their 100th Anniversary. Guess Nikon has to fire up their R&D department again...

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 03:46 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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DanMcG: If you think this type of experience is fun, but would be better with explosions, the US Air Force would like to talk to you about a new job.

Just like Uber, you can earn extra money on your spare time....

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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Joed700: I keep on hearing from other sources that the Fuji GFX 50S isn't a true MF camera compared to say Hassleblad or alike. Can someone clarify this for me?

+ Barney - Thanks for the clarification!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 03:24 UTC

I keep on hearing from other sources that the Fuji GFX 50S isn't a true MF camera compared to say Hassleblad or alike. Can someone clarify this for me?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 23:24 UTC as 146th comment | 3 replies

If only other camera manufacturers would take care of business like Fuji....

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 23:18 UTC as 68th comment

My favorites are:
35mm f/2 IS USM
70-200mm f/2.8 IS L II

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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