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On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1040 comments in total)
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John Koerner: Actually, the conclusion is false. They rate the lens availability as equal, which is a joke. Sony only has a bare-bones lens profile, and nothing that can come close to matching Nikkor's super-telephoto lens profile. Not by a country mile.

The AF acquisition of difficult subjects decidedly goes to Nikon, while the 'eye focus' of Sony for human portraits is overrated.

To compare the functionality of the menus, etc. as 'even' is also false, as 100% of users favor this to Nikon.

They didn't even discuss the ergonomics, where Nikon wins by another country mile.

The tiny bodies of mirrorless, used on heavy glass, is an impediment, not a virtue. The claim of "less weight" is a myth, given the hungus glass Sony keeps putting out.

If 100 photographers were asked to hold a camera all-day, shooting top-tier glass, 100% would find the curved shape/grip of the D850 to be more comfortable and better suited to serious use ... than the thin/dinky, right-angled Sony.

No you check it out.
https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-70-200mm-F28-G-ED-VR-II-on-Nikon-D810-versus-Sony-FE-70-200mm-F28-GM-OSS-on-Sony-A7R-II__406_963_1679_1035

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 17:53 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1040 comments in total)
In reply to:

John Koerner: Actually, the conclusion is false. They rate the lens availability as equal, which is a joke. Sony only has a bare-bones lens profile, and nothing that can come close to matching Nikkor's super-telephoto lens profile. Not by a country mile.

The AF acquisition of difficult subjects decidedly goes to Nikon, while the 'eye focus' of Sony for human portraits is overrated.

To compare the functionality of the menus, etc. as 'even' is also false, as 100% of users favor this to Nikon.

They didn't even discuss the ergonomics, where Nikon wins by another country mile.

The tiny bodies of mirrorless, used on heavy glass, is an impediment, not a virtue. The claim of "less weight" is a myth, given the hungus glass Sony keeps putting out.

If 100 photographers were asked to hold a camera all-day, shooting top-tier glass, 100% would find the curved shape/grip of the D850 to be more comfortable and better suited to serious use ... than the thin/dinky, right-angled Sony.

Sony glass beats Nikkor on sharpness at 200, 400, and 500mm (per DxO's measurements.)

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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pentaust: The maximum theoretically achievable dynamic range with single gain 14bits on chip A/D is 14ev. 15ev is fake. Think twice about those figures.

Stop it. You don't have a clue what you're talking about. The dynamic range of each photosite is independent of the number of bits used to digitize the output voltage.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2174 comments in total)
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Mechtasy: Going the opposite way. With the larger sensor, could Sony split the senor in half and double the dynamic range and density. Call it sensor bracketing with some sort of software adjustment to each side?? Uncompressed Raw, smaller size better photo. Now if we go into even larger 80+ sensor's we could divide it into multiple parts, retaining current lens limitations.

what you gonna do with such a high dynamic range? same thing everyone does with hdr imagery, produce ghastly skin tones, blurry skies, and psychedelic landscapes.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
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Mammolo02: My one humble question is: "What is the problem Sony believes it is solving by this complex firmware contraption"? Because they *must* believe they are solving some problem, right?

My guess is they're addressing the performance bottleneck between sensor and SD card. Compressing the image means less data to buffer while the processor waits for slow SD card writes, which translates to longer periods of burst shooting before having to wait for the buffer to clear.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 17:04 UTC
On photo Autumn Lake in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

Panoramics are so hard to judge in this format. I would have liked to see it uncropped.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 15:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo a swamp sunrise in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (2 comments in total)

and color. Well done.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 15:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Late summer in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

I had such a hard time capturing the majesty of those canola fields. That yellow just isn't the same in a digital capture, is it? I could never get the color, and the vastness of that color inside my camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 15:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tree in the distance in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice capture.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 15:00 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Spey Bay in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

cropped to 4x6 at the bottom right. As a panoramic there's just not enough interest.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 14:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Lindis Pass, New Zealand in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

Maybe have the person a little more prominent in the foreground.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 14:56 UTC as 1st comment
On photo lonely apostles in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

to give it a sense of scale. As someone unfamiliar with that spot it's unclear to me what's going on in the photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 14:51 UTC as 1st comment
On photo i feel her pain when i look in her eyes in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

But with all the time to line up and frame the shot, I'm not sure this was the best composition you could have chosen.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 14:47 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Lonely Tree in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

and a great story to go with it!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 14:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fantasy Island in the Sony Alpha Only - Landscapes challenge (2 comments in total)

I loved it!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2009 at 14:43 UTC as 2nd comment
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