Everlast66

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DFPanno: Not finding anything for the 16-35.

Maybe it just because it's newer and does not need it.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (104 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: I'm waiting for the A9II. When it gets here I'll start waiting for the A9III.

I'm waiting for the NEX 9N

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 16:06 UTC

If designing a new system from the ground up, it would be a clever move if someone comes up with a new sensor standard in between FF and APSC, with a crop in the region of 1.2 or so, to replace both standards.

This will be large enough to get many FF benefits, but also get many APSC benefits, like compactness, especially taking in account that it will be mirror-less system having the advantage of a shorter flange distance.

There will be a huge cost advantage for such a system as well. Firstly, due to the smaller lens and sensor sizes, but also additional saving from efficiency, combining FF and APSC lines, and respectively the extra R&D costs that 2 lines require.

Especially, if such company keeps along their existing DSLR FF/APSC lines for "professional" use and gradually establishing such new more efficient mirror-less system.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 13:21 UTC as 144th comment | 4 replies

The best solution for the customers is the most expensive investment-wise - effectively what Sony is doing - maintain the legacy mount for 5-10 more years, and start populating the new EOS-M system with full frame lenses and bodies.

Apart from the extra cost, another downside of this strategy would be, that for the next 10 years, we'll be hearing repeatedly "EF mount is dead" and "not enough lenses for EOS-M", as we have been for Sony.

However, this would still be better than keeping EF mount and making customers buy new mirror-less compatible lenses, while not being able to fully benefit from the short flange distance (at least for wide/uw lenses).

The third option, a swift migration to EOS-M, as FD to EF migration happened, would require the least investment, but will do most damage to the brand.

Anyway, we have two not fully compatible technologies here, so there is no painless solution.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:47 UTC as 159th comment
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)
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Retzius: All this will result in is another version of the 18-55mm lens

Tell the last one to switch off the light ...

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:21 UTC
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panther fan: So now Sony has:

Wide Angle zoom:

12-24 F4 G

16-35 F4 Sony/Zeiss OSS

16-35 F2.8 GM

Midrange zoom:

28-70 F3.5-5.6 OSS

24-70 F4 Sony/Zeiss OSS

24-70 F2.8 GM

24-240 F3.5-6.3 OSS

28-135 F4 G PZ OSS

Tele zoom:

70-200 F4 G OSS

70-200 F2.8 GM OSS

70-300 F4.5-5.6 G OSS

100-400 F4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Wide angle prime:

18mm F2.8 Batis

21mm F2.8 Loxia

25mm F2 Batis

Medium wide angle:

28mm F2

35mm F1.4 Sony/Zeiss

35mm F2.8 Sony/Zeiss

Standard:

50mm F1.8

50mm F2.8 Macro

50mm F2 Loxia

55mm F1.8 Sony/Zeiss

50mm F1.4 Sony/Zeiss

Portrait:

85mm F1.8

85mm F1.8 Batis OSS

85mm F1.4 GM

90mm F2.8 Macro OSS

100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS

135mm F2.8 Batis OSS

And all that complem­ented by

Samyang 14mm F2.8 AF

Samyang 35mm F2.8 AF

Samyang 50mm F1.4 AF

I think we can say that not many lenses are missing

They still don't have a 53mm f1.84, what a shame.
he he, kidding :)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 00:09 UTC
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QuarryCat: 565g???
Never! Sigma brings 1135g....

The short flange distance of E-mount is a huge advantage when designing wide and ultra-wide lenses, but has little advantage for longer designs.

Also a lot of the designs we've seen until now are probably remounted and optimised DSLR designs, that do not take full advantage of the short flange distance. Designing new lenses from the ground up takes years, an I think Sony were surprised by the success of FE mount, so we'll see more compact stuff in the next years, but this will be mainly wide and normal FLs.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 23:27 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 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.

@vscd "No they don't shoot 240 pictures in a row, but 2 seconds shoot and another one, and another one."

A9 can cope with that. Only when you fill the buffer (around 240 raws) it stops shooting, but you DON'T have to wait for it to clear completely. As soon as a few of these images have been cleared to the card, you can shoot again.
Reviews are just saying how long it takes to clear the entire buffer, you don't have to wait for this. You can top it up as it's clearing.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 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.

@Bambi24
There are many more advantages in addition to the silent shutter if you're not 80 years old to get used to modern cameras,
- the only sports camera with an EVF
- so no blackout
- you see actual exposure, no need to check
- you can even see histogram in finder
- you can review taken images in finder, without removing eye from it
- you can zoom when focusing, use focus peaking, etc
- 693 AF points covering to the edges of the frame
- usable Eye AF
- 20 fps
- no shutter shock with electronic shutter and no mirror
- higher resolution that competing sports cameras
- can use with your Canon and Sony A mount lenses with an adapter

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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kotepum: Sharing is not stealing.

@katastrofa
Why is my argument invalid ?!?
All I said was that he wouldn't mind if you can copy his car and use your own copy. This continues to be true!
Yes, it's not a perfect analogy with using someone's IP, but it's way closer than the completely irrelevant analogy you made between sharing someone's car and coping someone's IP.

There is a reason the term "infringement" is used which is not the same as stealing/theft.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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kotepum: Sharing is not stealing.

@katastrofa
I'm sure he wouldn't mind if you can copy his car, to keep your copy and happily use it!
(Without affecting his usage of the car of course)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 10:34 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Bambi24: Were you only allowed to shoot with Sony glass?

At 400mm+ that 12.800+ ISO trying to make up for f/5.6 is really showing the limits of the Sony ecosystem for sports. Some pictures are incredibly noisy and soft when zooming in.

Canon with f/2.8 400mm+ glass would be 2 stops cleaner and make many of those pictures usable when cropped.

pic 16 @ 25600 ISO is really soft and lacking detail. At f/2.8 with a Canon lens that pic would have come out fine prolly.

@montypieman
Excuse?!? More like bringing common sense back!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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stratplaya: Nice, but nothing ground breaking or "powerhouse" like about them.

@Vik2012
No manufacturer, incl Canon and Nikon, guarantees their camera is FULLY SEALED.

Nikon D5:
"All of this in a light and durable magnesium-alloy body with extensive weather sealing"

Canon 1DXii:
"Durable and rugged magnesium alloy body with dust- and-weather resistance for demanding shooting situations."
"The EOS-1D X Mark II and accessories like the new Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8A have extensive gasketing for improved dust and water resistance, even at their connection points."

Sony A9:
"Enjoy carefree shooting in tough environments, with comprehensive dust-and moisture-resistance measures that help guard against moisture and dust. Protection includes sealing around buttons, dials, media jack cover, and enclosure edges featuring tongue-and-groove joints for double shielding to tightly interlock panels and components."

And what got ppl worried
"Dust- and moisture-resistant design does not guarantee complete prevention of dust and moisture from entering the camera body."

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 02:21 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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stratplaya: Nice, but nothing ground breaking or "powerhouse" like about them.

@EricCul,
T3 showed you a screenshot from the specs page there is sealing in the camera. Without you testing it in rain, or someone complaining that their camera failed because of moisture is plain speculation and trolling.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 23:42 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Vik2012: Therein lies the danger in overhyping something. I was expecting something extraordinary to follow. Maybe someone will explain how this camera redefines photography based on the shots taken with it rather than the engineering details.

The A9 a nice camera, no doubt. However, articles on migrating from the best Canon, Nikon or other gear over to it, seem a bit hasty.

People (and mainly trolling Vik2012), all of these shots were shot by online bloggers, reviewers and Youtubers, not actual sports photographers, hand held, and without suitable sports lenses and all of this on the day after the camera was announced. The didn't even know in advance to prepare for sports shooting and only had hours to learn the camera.
Crucify them, or Sony, for not achieving the level of your favourite sports photographer with 40 years experience and long used equipment.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 23:26 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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stratplaya: Nice, but nothing ground breaking or "powerhouse" like about them.

Come on, Vik2012, we all understand you came here to troll

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: When viewed at full resolution, most of these images look pretty soft. If that is the best it can do with Sony's premium 70-200 lens, I would be disappointed.

Plus none of the photographers/videographers/bloggers that went to that announcement event of the event are actual sports photographers.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Bambi24: Were you only allowed to shoot with Sony glass?

At 400mm+ that 12.800+ ISO trying to make up for f/5.6 is really showing the limits of the Sony ecosystem for sports. Some pictures are incredibly noisy and soft when zooming in.

Canon with f/2.8 400mm+ glass would be 2 stops cleaner and make many of those pictures usable when cropped.

pic 16 @ 25600 ISO is really soft and lacking detail. At f/2.8 with a Canon lens that pic would have come out fine prolly.

This is only the A9 announcement event and the invited photographers were given a hands-on day after that. The camera was secret before the announcement so they didn't know they would need long tele lenses and 400/600 lenses are not the type of glass you just throw in your suitcase.
They will get a production copy for review in a week or two and I'm sure DPR will do a proper test.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:59 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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RandyPD: So if you have a 600mm f/4 and a 300mm f/2.8, can it handle them?

Yes, you will look exactly like the Terminator, and just as scary.

Though in the case of losing balance, you will not fall to the ground but turn into a human tripod.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:36 UTC
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mgrum: Imagine a world where lens mounts and AF protocols are standardised - there would be no concept of "systems" or switching... you just have the best lens for a certain focal length, and the best body for each application.

Yes, it's called the Micro Four Thirds system.

It is a bit small of course, and that's why I've been hoping for Pentax and Nikon to join E-mount making some sort of deal with Sony. They could have helped Sony to populate that lens line up, although chances got slimmer and slimmer for this to happen, to nearly impossible now.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
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