rrccad

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iAPX: Two business days turnaround, that could translate to 4 or 5 real-world days?!?

A serious photographer using these ones might loose more than the body cost during this time, if he/her haven't a spare body!

that's about the norm for the high end pro service support contracts.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
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steelhead3: $500 annual for welcome kit and an insurance program for a studio and landscape camera?

there's no insurance really .. it's 30% off repairs outside of warranty, the same as canon's $300 plat. program, but canon offers you priority on free evaluation loaners and also on site support / loaners at major events.

basically you're paying 66% more than the canon plan, and getting less.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:10 UTC

LOL @ 499 per year.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:03 UTC as 5th comment
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iShootWideOpen: What a dumb article.

the Sony A mount 500mm is 4K more than the Canon 500mm. the 300 is around 1500 or so more expensive.

Also complicating this is canon has supertelephoto's coming out with DO - before 2020 olympics I would imagine (they have been showing the 600/4 DO prototype).

any weight or size savings of the sony ecosystem would get tossed out the door when they are released.

Nikon is probably coming out with the same with the PF designation, but their DO elements are a few generations behind canon's.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:03 UTC
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Fun 4 all: It's alive!!!!
I agree with everyone else, The system could have been much more successful.

okay.. but .. a 30-110 on a 1" isn't the same as a 35-100 on a m43's. one is a 300mm equiv max focal, and the other is 220mm. if i slap a 40-150mm on the GF800, and compare, the 1" is certainly smaller.

there's only so small you can make a pancake after that you're into diminishing returns simply because you need some user interaction usually.

the Nikon 1 70-300 is pretty well unmatched.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
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Jim Salvas: So, what you're saying is that very few established sports photographers will switch because of the cost. The conclusion is that only new sports photographers will buy Sony, which is still something of a market. And then what happens if those new photogs get better shots or more shots the older guys miss? In other words, none of the cost calculations matter until this gets out in the field. And then they might not matter much at all.

and how are you going to get that repaired, cleaned, adjusted and everything else that canon and nikon does in the field during events? or get a replacement loaner?

or in the case of SPS (sony) how are you going to get a new sigma 500mm lens for an event, while you are at the event?

we're talking about Sony here and using Sigma as the preferred telephoto.

Also points do make up what level of CPS/NPS that you are allowed to have - having third party gimps you there.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 23:51 UTC
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fatdeeman: The A9 is such a bold challenge it seems a shame they didn't announce it alongside a supertele prime. Seems like every pro with an opinion on the subject wants the same thing: big lenses.

even if the big glass arrives before 2020, by that time canon will have their DO lenses out.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
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Jim Salvas: So, what you're saying is that very few established sports photographers will switch because of the cost. The conclusion is that only new sports photographers will buy Sony, which is still something of a market. And then what happens if those new photogs get better shots or more shots the older guys miss? In other words, none of the cost calculations matter until this gets out in the field. And then they might not matter much at all.

except pros won't go to third party telephotos. how are they going to get support for them, when their competitors just walk to CPS or NPS booth and grab a new lens?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
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NJOceanView: I'm surprised all four respondents were Canon shooters when Canon's ISO invariance is so inferior to Nikon's. Apparently they must know how to expose properly :)

alot of these pros are JPG only. I doubt ISO invariance comes into play as much as it does with the weekend warriors.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
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iShootWideOpen: What a dumb article.

f2.8 lenses are always required for low light AF and also subject isolation.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 20:18 UTC
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tkbslc: Seems weird to announce a basic firmware fix like this as news. I get announcing firmware if it adds exciting new features, but basic bug fixes are common.

firmware updates are always announced, dpreview's decision to post it is another story.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:46 UTC
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Fun 4 all: It's alive!!!!
I agree with everyone else, The system could have been much more successful.

1 inch should offer a size benefit with respects to lenses against M43's .. and the Nikon 1 platform had blazingly fast cameras.

if they had a little more on the UWA end, it's hard to suggest that the Nikon 1 couldn't be a good "micro" ecosystem, moreso than m43's.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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sts2: In what universe can a 300/2.8 be replaced by a slow 100-400mm zoom for a sports photographer?

I'm seriously beginning to suspect DPR is getting some marketing $$$ from Sony to push this product. Just stop it, it's embarassing. It's a great camera and to me all this nonsense publicity is making it look worse actually.

they should have had an asterix and used the Canon 100-400L as the canon baseline.

missing the 300 to 800mm super tele's not to mention the 200-400's is pretty much game over and makes this a theoretical switch anyways.

then you have the fact that it seems like canon is ALSO coming out with DO lenses for their super tele's (they have the 400 and the 600 is coming) makes having a smaller A9 a ludicrous option if you are doing it to save space or weight.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
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junk1: If you "need" multiple bodies, switching one body to Sony and buying a very few Sony lenses would make the most sense to me.

oh sure, I'm sure a pro would love to be in a pressure packed situation and having to deal with TWO different support groups, not to mention dealing with the ergonomic, operational differences on the fly with no seconds to spare.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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rrccad: only 2 a9 batteries purchased? a little lightweight no?

also yeah.. comparing a 300/2.8L against a 100-400 GM is probably pretty skewed.

then you have the fact that with CPS and NPS you don't necessarily have to buy all your esotoric lenses, while with SPS being relatively new, there's a good chance, they aren't going to be out in the field with as many lenses for loaners while you are there at the event as the forementioned two major services.

sorry, no self respecting pro is going to use adapters, and if so, it's probably going to be an adapter per lens, taped to the lens.

and @Junzinc - I was agreeing with them.

the fact is that sony lacks the estoteric long lenses, and then on top of that, SPS doesn't have the inventory.

I haven't heard that they are even switching from using lens rentals as their loaner system. if they are still using lens rentals, how are they going to stock it all up for events?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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Fun 4 all: It's alive!!!!
I agree with everyone else, The system could have been much more successful.

lol .. that's the first thing I thought.. Itttssss alivveeeeee

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 16:34 UTC

only 2 a9 batteries purchased? a little lightweight no?

also yeah.. comparing a 300/2.8L against a 100-400 GM is probably pretty skewed.

then you have the fact that with CPS and NPS you don't necessarily have to buy all your esotoric lenses, while with SPS being relatively new, there's a good chance, they aren't going to be out in the field with as many lenses for loaners while you are there at the event as the forementioned two major services.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 13:42 UTC as 162nd comment | 4 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (474 comments in total)
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rrccad: I certainly can't disgree with the recommendations, i've been hovering over them as to purchase as well as the G9X II.

IMO, the G9XII should get honorable mention as being the most compact and go-to capable of the bunch.

the difference in size between all these cameras (and weight) is completely understated in this comparison and is one of the more important factors.

https://gyazo.com/515e74014e05e1ed0bb7d48495cc7d49

the chosen cameras esp the panasonics totally punch above their price class, amazing cameras, but lack the one thing that a compact camera should be .. compact.

they are in the difficult size as being big enough not to carry everywhere with you.

I tend to carry a camera in my jacket inside pocket. having extra weight there tends to be noticeable and also annoying. if not there, I want something small enough that I can carry in my jeans.

having a belt pouch immediately identifies i'm carrying a camera which is what I am trying not to do when I'm out and about.

so no matter what pocket, having a huge / heavy camera can be a problem.

but my point is that the compacts listed, aren't really compact - and if you do want a real compact and a 1" sensor, you're looking at the original RX100 or the G9X Mark II.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (728 comments in total)
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mick232: "... Essentially a 16-35, 70-200 and 400 mm F2.8,' explains Seattle Times photographer Dean Rutz.

So what's missing is a 400/2.8 - the 16-35 and 70-200 are already available. And if you are willing to count an adapted 500/4, then nothing is missing.

If that is all that it takes for Sony to obtain world dominance, I'm pretty sure that won't keep them away for very long.

16-35 2.8 already available?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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Stv: Bogus! It was a similar myth that plagued the defunct Minolta line. NikCan fanboys are still bashing SONY! 80% of Pro and Advance Users have little requirement for a 500/f4 or a 400/f2.8. SONY is shooting for that substantial 80% user market looking for superior performance and at a reasonable price point, get over it people !

you mean the defunct minolta line and the almost defunct A-mount line

and where exactly are you statistics coming from? and is it clean?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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