CarlitosM

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On article Should you upgrade? New Sony a7 IV vs a7 III (301 comments in total)
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Nikita66: I just do not understand joysticks for focusing. Simply pointing, recomposing and shooting is way faster than messing with a fiddly little knob, at least for hand-held.

Lens with field curvature or narrow DOF, you are better off not recomposing

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2021 at 21:43 UTC
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kayphoto: Wow Dp really butched and put a cork on Sony. At least give a new product a breathing room and why be so negative right in the title and put out a review like before hand. Sad and very unprofessional. If it ain't Apple it ain't good for them.

Same for me. After reading the Sony rumours I considered cancelling my iPhone order. Glad having seen this article before I did.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 19:41 UTC
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Chris Dallas: I am not an Apple fan boy I hate their ecosystem therefore I will never own one, having said that, my wife loves them and she has the 13 Max Pro and I will never understand why all the Apple fanboys like it so much, the video and photos coming out of this Sony Xperia Pro I look way better than I've ever seen from my wife's phone I spent hours last night after the announcement looking at people who have this Sony and the footage they've taken and I am blown away it is actually that good even though it does not use the entire sensor but the area that it does use the pixels are much bigger than any other phone on the market today including the iPhone 13 Pro Max and the photos and videos speak for themselves.

The first dozen words were unnecessary

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 19:30 UTC
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Photo-Art: Compared to Sony how long it took them from the original A7 camera in 2013 until where they are now. Sony was having 5 year head start in advance.

And Nikon took only 3 years with the start of the Z-system in August 2018 to surpass all the competitors with this performance. That is simply a stunning engineering performance of Nikon.

It’s in all fields of science and technology the same. Pioneering work takes more time than following the well trodden path

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2021 at 21:10 UTC
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ProfHankD: The live view feed in most cameras is distinct from the raw framebuffer and often already translated into the color space used by the JPEG engine (for example, this is done in all the Canons I've played with using CHDK). This makes it easy to apply any JPEG tone mapping mechanisms, so limited DR EVFs don't have to clip. However, the latest few Canons have added support for HEIF -- which means their JPEG engine no longer needs the aggressive tone mapping, and that's probably why it suddenly makes sense to have such a stream appear in the live view.

The interesting question is: does this also change how histograms, etc., are computed and displayed? Such things are normally computed on the processed live view feed... so perhaps this will now more accurately reflect scene DR for raw captures?

Yes, that question came to my mind too. Exposure aids like histograms and zebras based on the full DR would really be a step forward.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2021 at 18:30 UTC
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steelhead3: I wonder if cataracts will result from exposure to infrared leds?

The dose makes the poison. That's also true for IR light. At sufficiently high intensity and duration, it can induce cateracts. I don't think the R3 gets there or it would have a more serious overheating problem than the R5.

To close the link to the vaccine, it's inevitable that sooner or later some users will have cateracts and have used an R3. The WWW will go wilde.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2021 at 15:35 UTC
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Gleb Esman: How scientific is the “Sony has worse dynamic range” claim?
Any proof to that ?

Dark shift, you could also sample to 45, it just would need to be same for both. If you leave everything at highest native resolution, you compare performance of individual pixels, not of the sensor. So, a camera like the A7S3, would do well.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 10:52 UTC
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Gleb Esman: How scientific is the “Sony has worse dynamic range” claim?
Any proof to that ?

You always have to normalise to compare. When you print your images, you print at a given size. If you simply always compare at 100% resolution, the best camera will always be a low pixel camera. The 12 Mpx camera will do brilliantly.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 21:27 UTC
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bigpigbig: I was surprised to hear you talk about lens selection. I have Leica, Ziess and F-Mount lenses for my landscape photography. The Ziess Milvus and Otus lenses are spectacular. The 25mm Milvus is as good as it gets.

Yes, the adapters are for Nikon users to start to buy into the Sony system. That makes their transition easier when they finally give up on Nikon (or Nikon goes bust) and switch to Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2021 at 20:35 UTC
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Gleb Esman: How scientific is the “Sony has worse dynamic range” claim?
Any proof to that ?

According to Photons to photos measurements, A7RIV at ISO 100 has the same (or slightly better) PDR as Z7II at 64. There are no meaningful dynamic range differences.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2021 at 20:27 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: At long last Sony speaks:
https://www.techradar.com/news/sony-explains-its-strange-new-sony-a7r-iv-and-a7r-iii-mirrorless-cameras

Doesn’t quite clear up every question, as TechRadar makes clear, but according to Sony:

"We have updated the Alpha 7R III and Alpha 7R IV in response to customer needs, as we always strive to provide the best technology."

So apparently Sony does consider the updated better resolution LCD panels to offer an advantage to customers, which should put to rest the arguments by some that the quality of the back LCD is an insignificant issue.

TRU, what would you say if you had a company that changes a minor detail of the specs of a product for whatever reason? You would say something meaningless like that. It's naive to think that this sort of statement provides the real reasons.

Anyway, who cares? These are minor alterations to excellent cameras that require an administrative change; hence, the addition of the a. It so minimal that Sony itself thinks it’s not worth an announcement. Tech companies aren’t really shy when it comes to grand statements. It’s a +/- meaningless change. You would not buy a new A7RIII because of the increased screen resolution (certainly, I wouldn’t change mine for that) and most people who do buy a new camera of this class would see this as a minor improvement.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2021 at 19:48 UTC
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CarlitosM: I do hope Panasonic inspires other companies with the idea of producing 20-60mm zooms.

It's not that I expect Panasonic to die. I don't think they depend on their camera business to survive. It's simply that it's too expensive to buy a body for every lens that I would like. I'am a happy Sony user but I have seen tempting lenses from all other brands you mentioned.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2021 at 19:23 UTC

I do hope Panasonic inspires other companies with the idea of producing 20-60mm zooms.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 19:22 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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LeDatas: Sharp at f/2.8, eh? Ouch.

Well, you get what you pay for.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2021 at 21:18 UTC
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Thecylon: Does anyone have information regarding whether the A1 will have focus bracketing capabilities?

I was asking myself the same question. Could not find anything about that in the specs on the Sony UK website.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 21:27 UTC
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JRFlorendo: I'm mainly a still photographer, but uses video clips 10% of the time per battery. My 10% usage is mostly a collection of many small clips, 3 minutes or less and 10 minutes tops for my long clips, no run&gun or production gig. My only use for 8K is, its ability for 35mp still grabs, which is awesome. For stills photography, the R5 is god send!

1. Canon IBIS(8 stops) is simply the best, right out of the gate, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/XZZ8XFnGal4?t=650
2. AF(100% coverage,1053 pts, -6.5 EV) is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/YT5GeNH3Ip0?t=895
3. High ISO performance for a 45mp camera is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/V-Y_zJJAFAc?t=220
4. Drive speed(20fps elct./12fps mech.) is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/YT5GeNH3Ip0?t=1042
5. DR has improve over R, just a smidge behind the A7R3 & Z7.
6. Dual card slot, unlike A7R3 & Z7.
7. Fully articulating tilt screen, vs A7R3 & Z7.

So yeah...R5 is truly a BEAST!

I did. Don't rely on reviews. Look at the DPR studio scene as you suggested to me and compare with the A7RIII and Z7. There was a discussion about this a while ago. I was one of those who thought that kind of comparison has issues, such as different lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 20:27 UTC
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JRFlorendo: I'm mainly a still photographer, but uses video clips 10% of the time per battery. My 10% usage is mostly a collection of many small clips, 3 minutes or less and 10 minutes tops for my long clips, no run&gun or production gig. My only use for 8K is, its ability for 35mp still grabs, which is awesome. For stills photography, the R5 is god send!

1. Canon IBIS(8 stops) is simply the best, right out of the gate, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/XZZ8XFnGal4?t=650
2. AF(100% coverage,1053 pts, -6.5 EV) is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/YT5GeNH3Ip0?t=895
3. High ISO performance for a 45mp camera is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/V-Y_zJJAFAc?t=220
4. Drive speed(20fps elct./12fps mech.) is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/YT5GeNH3Ip0?t=1042
5. DR has improve over R, just a smidge behind the A7R3 & Z7.
6. Dual card slot, unlike A7R3 & Z7.
7. Fully articulating tilt screen, vs A7R3 & Z7.

So yeah...R5 is truly a BEAST!

As you bring it up. If the studio test shots can really be compared as you suggest, the R5 is clearly less sharp than other brands with similar resolution with no AA filter. Which is not really surprising as this is just how AA filters work.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 16:34 UTC
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JRFlorendo: I'm mainly a still photographer, but uses video clips 10% of the time per battery. My 10% usage is mostly a collection of many small clips, 3 minutes or less and 10 minutes tops for my long clips, no run&gun or production gig. My only use for 8K is, its ability for 35mp still grabs, which is awesome. For stills photography, the R5 is god send!

1. Canon IBIS(8 stops) is simply the best, right out of the gate, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/XZZ8XFnGal4?t=650
2. AF(100% coverage,1053 pts, -6.5 EV) is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/YT5GeNH3Ip0?t=895
3. High ISO performance for a 45mp camera is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/V-Y_zJJAFAc?t=220
4. Drive speed(20fps elct./12fps mech.) is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/YT5GeNH3Ip0?t=1042
5. DR has improve over R, just a smidge behind the A7R3 & Z7.
6. Dual card slot, unlike A7R3 & Z7.
7. Fully articulating tilt screen, vs A7R3 & Z7.

So yeah...R5 is truly a BEAST!

I remember that too, but I am only looking at his list and look what's fact and what's fiction.

I don't see anything about video in his list and I have little interest in video. Anyway, I don't think Sony's view is that people should get an RIV for video. Canon's decision to add an AA filter may have an advantage for certain uses but certainly does not help people interested in details and sharpness. I have not seen anything that would make me think the R5 delivers better stills IQ than a Z7 or an RIII. And yes, I do think that certain aspects of a camera that costs more than twice as much should be better to be competitive.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 10:31 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: Interesting perspectives from the DPR R Forum:

"What problems? These are design choices, not some manufacturing failure. The camera even tells you how much recording time you have. It was intentionally designed to record for a limited time.

Come on, people, give some credit to Canon engineers. The camera works as intended."

Also;
"After looking at the "Marketing"... there isn't a lot to hang your hat on there for the crowd who felt misled. I found two sentences about the video features in the initial announcement....

The real culprit in the "marketing" snafu is the YouTube and the social media crowd that saw something they liked and ran with it. Social media lost their minds when Canon said their new camera will be able to do something NO OTHER CAMERA can (south of $15,000). "

As I remember, Canon pushed the video capabilities quite strongly. Understandably, as announcing a 40 something MPx stills camera with excellent AF and IBIS does not necessarily stimulate a lot of excitement in 2020.

It looks like a great camera, but blaming YouTubers (I am definitely no fan of them and generally ignore them) for the fuss around the overheating is a bit unfair.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 21:10 UTC
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JRFlorendo: I'm mainly a still photographer, but uses video clips 10% of the time per battery. My 10% usage is mostly a collection of many small clips, 3 minutes or less and 10 minutes tops for my long clips, no run&gun or production gig. My only use for 8K is, its ability for 35mp still grabs, which is awesome. For stills photography, the R5 is god send!

1. Canon IBIS(8 stops) is simply the best, right out of the gate, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/XZZ8XFnGal4?t=650
2. AF(100% coverage,1053 pts, -6.5 EV) is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/YT5GeNH3Ip0?t=895
3. High ISO performance for a 45mp camera is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/V-Y_zJJAFAc?t=220
4. Drive speed(20fps elct./12fps mech.) is simply the best, vs A7R3 & Z7
https://youtu.be/YT5GeNH3Ip0?t=1042
5. DR has improve over R, just a smidge behind the A7R3 & Z7.
6. Dual card slot, unlike A7R3 & Z7.
7. Fully articulating tilt screen, vs A7R3 & Z7.

So yeah...R5 is truly a BEAST!

Yep, and if the actual facts don't support your point, just make up alternative ones. I remember a time people suggested it doesn't matter that the Canon R has only one card slot and the A7RIII two.

You don't think its odd that you have to compare the new R5 to an old Sony model that can be bought for less than half the costs of an R5.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 20:59 UTC
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