RubberDials

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Thoughts R Us: Sony has benefited from the fact that they have had the FF mirrorless market all to themselves (not counting Leica which is its own niche). When Canon and Nikon introduce FF mirrorless, they will inevitably grab some market share from Sony.

So Sony is about to gain 2 monster competitors and they expect to increase? What a joke. They already have lost the APS-C mirrorless war to Canon without Canon even breaking a sweat.

@Lawny
I'm not sure what you're shooting, but there is no need to avoid compressed raw unless you are doing a lot of night shooting with bright lights and lifting the images - which you may well be.

I think the release of the two 70-200s (plus last year's 85/1.4L) indicates that Canon isn't actually planning to release a milc to compete with the A7III or A7rIII. What they will be working on is a 1DXmkIII and this camera will be designed to beat the future A9II. The A9 technology has the capacity to completely replace DSLR technology in the professional sports shooting arena and Canon will fight hardest to stop this happening. Their brand prestige is deeply tied to action shooting and the income from that association far outweighs the sales of sport-specific equipment.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 14:48 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: Sony has benefited from the fact that they have had the FF mirrorless market all to themselves (not counting Leica which is its own niche). When Canon and Nikon introduce FF mirrorless, they will inevitably grab some market share from Sony.

So Sony is about to gain 2 monster competitors and they expect to increase? What a joke. They already have lost the APS-C mirrorless war to Canon without Canon even breaking a sweat.

CONTD.

"They already have lost the APS-C mirrorless war to Canon without Canon even breaking a sweat."

Sony's aps-c offering exceeds Canon's at every level. The A6700 is imminent. It will have the Z-battery, A9 influenced AF and and a joystick.

Canon has more than sweated with mirrorless technology. They are still unable to offer un-cropped 4K, or 4K and phase detect at the same time.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 12:53 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: Sony has benefited from the fact that they have had the FF mirrorless market all to themselves (not counting Leica which is its own niche). When Canon and Nikon introduce FF mirrorless, they will inevitably grab some market share from Sony.

So Sony is about to gain 2 monster competitors and they expect to increase? What a joke. They already have lost the APS-C mirrorless war to Canon without Canon even breaking a sweat.

@thoughts
"Sony has benefited from the fact that they have had the FF mirrorless market all to themselves"

You make it sound like they were hanging around and caught a lucky break. They actually CREATED the FF mirrorless market and they now they define it. Any Canon and Nikon product will be measured against Sony.

"When Canon and Nikon introduce FF mirrorless, they will inevitably grab some market share from Sony".

Sony users won't buy C & N Milcs, they will sell to existing C & N users. The market will grow. Knowledge of mirrorless is not widespread amongst the general public. C & N adopting it will speed this up, which benefits Sony more than C & N.

"So Sony is about to gain 2 monster competitors and they expect to increase? What a joke."

C & N are not 'monster competitors' in mirrorless, they are neophytes. Their products will be raw and technologically simpler. Mirrorless is a blank slate - starting from scratch. Nikon's 3D tracking is gone, DSLR battery life is gone.

CONTD.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 12:50 UTC
On article Sony 24-105mm F4 G OSS sample gallery (156 comments in total)
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Reservoir_Dog: I call it a paper launch. More then a half year out and you still cannot buy it. Very poor from sony.

@Miksto
46 e-mount lenses wouldn't cost you anything close to £400K, but you didn't remark on this because as we all suspected, you know nothing about the cost of e-mount lenses, never having owned any.

And you're not in a position to criticise anyone for personal attacks being one of the most personally insulting posters on here. I haven't forgotten your oscar-winning extended bootlicking of Adobe after they raised the subscription costs. Everyone and anyone who disagreed with your view was 'stupid' 'silly' an 'idiot' or bizarrely: 'a liar'.

You're one of the worst anti-Sony trolls on these forums and your claim to own 'almost entire their lens line up', should attract scrutiny, because it's obviously false, and provokes the further question, why do you feel the need to pretend to be a Sony user just to rubbish their equipment and name?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 13:02 UTC
On article Sony 24-105mm F4 G OSS sample gallery (156 comments in total)
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Reservoir_Dog: I call it a paper launch. More then a half year out and you still cannot buy it. Very poor from sony.

@miksto
"I have a few Sony bodies and almost entire their lens line up."

You have almost the entire Sony lens line up? ROTFL.

E-mount's 46 lenses would cost you almost £400 grand. Are you seriously claiming that you've spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on a system you've been bashing solidly for three years?

I read else where that you had 'multiple degrees'. :)

I think we know what you've got a lot of, and it isn't lenses or degrees.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 07:35 UTC
On article Sony 24-105mm F4 G OSS sample gallery (156 comments in total)
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Reservoir_Dog: I call it a paper launch. More then a half year out and you still cannot buy it. Very poor from sony.

@miksto

I'm confused as to why you bought this lens in January since you're not a Sony user and don't have a Sony camera?

Did you attach it to your eye?

Are you basing your comments on it's quality on that?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 16:39 UTC

Always enjoy Richard's articles - usually a cliché-free zone - but this feels a bit weird.

As if Gary Lineker or Ian Wright put a letter in the Radio Times explaining why Match of the Day featured teams other than Manchester United...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 03:16 UTC as 74th comment
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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vscd: Those problems seem to be the drawbacks of OnChip-Phase-AF for mirrorless cams. So, a independant AF-Modul is not as bad as the mirrorless-users wanted to declare.

@Daniel
"And no, a high MP mirrorless is not going to "redefine" sharpness for me versus the highest resolution 35mm sensor made shooting Canon L, Tamron SP, and Sigma ART lenses."

How exactly do you know this, since by your own admission you've never owned a high MP mirrorless camera? Do you not see a significant improvement from your 5Ds over your 7D?

"I have one lens that needs AFMA on both bodies. One. It took a few minutes to set AFMA and now it nails focus."

Some people do not need to micro adjust their lenses at all for front or back focus. Tests show however that without micro adjusting between shots you cannot get comparable focus accuracy to mirrorless systems. Whether or not that affects you depends on what you shoot, at what distance and at what aperture.

"But if I have to choose between occasional AFMA and worrying about stripes...."

I don't think you understand what causes the stripes. It's not a bug fix. Most users have never seen an instance of the problem.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:55 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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vscd: Those problems seem to be the drawbacks of OnChip-Phase-AF for mirrorless cams. So, a independant AF-Modul is not as bad as the mirrorless-users wanted to declare.

@Michel953
YOU:
"P.s.: RubberDials and others: in my experience, a higher Mp count (talking RAW’s here) doesn’t produce more sharpness, it produces more detail."

ME:
"Sharpness is an idiomatic term in photography & refers to acutance and/or resolution."

No need for a 'PS.'

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 20:03 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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vscd: Those problems seem to be the drawbacks of OnChip-Phase-AF for mirrorless cams. So, a independant AF-Modul is not as bad as the mirrorless-users wanted to declare.

I didn't change anything. My quote:

"When you get your first high MP mirrorless camera - and hopefully some good lenses, I can assure you you will redefine what you consider a sharp image."

You ludicrously tried to claim this sentence is factually wrong because a mis-focussed image is still sharp somewhere, just not where you wanted it to be. Nobody (including you) describes unsharp images as a 'sharp but not sharp where I wanted it to be', they say 'it's not sharp'.

Even if they did my sentence would still be factually accurate because it also refers to resolution ('when you get your first high MP camera and good lenses') as redefining a notion of a 'sharp image'.

Sharpness is an idiomatic term in photography & refers to acutance and/or resolution.

"Impressive that it took you three weeks to do your research."

Your problems with language continue to be far worse than mine. It would be UN-impressive. Your sentence doesn't even make sense as sarcasm.
I replied when I saw it.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 17:41 UTC
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xPhoenix: IF you like mirrorless, and that's a big IF. It's also great if you like stripes and lines on your images.

@xPhoenix
"I used it for like 2 days, and not in the conditions or with the lenses known to make striping happen."

You did use one of the lenses known to make it happen - the 100-400GM - you obviously didn't read my previous quote from Rishi. You also used it outdoors in daylight to shoot birds - and those are precisely the kind of conditions where you might get internal reflections - shooting mostly sky in daylight.

So you're either lying that you rented the A7rIII and 100-400GM or bashing Sony is so important to you you're prepared to ignore your own experiences of using the system.

Either way you don't come out of it well. Which is it?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 17:03 UTC
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xPhoenix: IF you like mirrorless, and that's a big IF. It's also great if you like stripes and lines on your images.

@xPhoenix
Both the A7rIII and 100-400 can produce the striping artifact.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/6974141509/sony-striping-heres-the-fix
Rishi Sanyal:
"(...) this issue is not isolated to the a7 III by any means (though its predecessor the a7 II doesn't appear to have any issues). It occurs with the a7R II/III, a9, R100 V - i.e., most cameras with masked pixels for on-sensor phase-detect AF (and not just limited to Sony)."

"we continue to investigate what other combos can create such a 'perfect storm'. So far we've had a hard time recreating the issue with numerous other lenses, though we have recreated it with the a9+100-400."

If you are a genuine poster and not just here to bash Sony, you should use your experience with Sony to inform your posts. You used a camera and lens combination that is known to produce this artifact but YOU didn't see it. So why are you calling Sony users 'suckers' and claiming it's a terrible 'defect'?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 21:51 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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vscd: Those problems seem to be the drawbacks of OnChip-Phase-AF for mirrorless cams. So, a independant AF-Modul is not as bad as the mirrorless-users wanted to declare.

@Micchiel953
I can't admit I was wrong if I wasn't.

Here's a link to you saying exactly the same thing as me:
https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/8168463667/opinion-the-sony-a7-iii-is-the-new-nikon-d750?comment=6177089589

YOU:
"The more pixels, the more you need AF finetuning. If you think you don't, you must have something wrong with your eyes."

ME:
"the inaccuracy of phase detect without individual micro-adjust is not up for debate, it's widely known and documented. If you don't pixel peep, use comparatively low MP cameras and shoot at small apertures on a small number of lenses perhaps you could have gone through 20 years of shooting without noticing it, but otherwise no."

Funny how it's correct when a Nikon user says it but not when a Sony user does. :) According to your profile you're supposed to be a lawyer. God help your clients.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 21:35 UTC
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Jonathan Brady: Wow... Based on the vitriol in the comments section from folks who have likely never even seen the A7III much less used it, you'd think DPR called people's babies ugly. And stupid. And extra ugly.
It's really kind of sad to read. Hilarious. But, sad.

@thx1138
It suits a certain narrative to imagine that Sony is somehow selling the A7III as a loss leader before Nikon and Canon sweep into the FF milc market and take the football, but I don't think it's in any way accurate.

The A7III is essentially a synthesis of existing Sony mirrorless technology and I imagine it's margins are pretty healthy and certainly better than the A9 which was in development for years and has the most advanced sensor every offered in a high-street product.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 01:33 UTC
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xPhoenix: IF you like mirrorless, and that's a big IF. It's also great if you like stripes and lines on your images.

@xPhoenix
You claim to have hired an A7rIII.

How many of your shots and 'stripes and lines' in them?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 00:45 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2167 comments in total)
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Average User: Lens experience and suggestions: The A7III and the A7r series are capable of incredibly great detail, if you use good enough lenses. I am using most, the F4 Sony Zeiss 24-70. My copy was poor, but I sent it back to Sony (free) and they made it excellent. I have the Sony F2.8 24-70 gm, but it's so much bigger I mostly use the F4. I also have the F4 70-200. Stellar. Smaller than the F2.8 but equally as sharp. Next, must have at least one lens you can use in low light. Best deal is the 28mm F2, which is extremely sharp and at f2, under $500, is nearly two stops faster than the zooms. Very small. I use it for indoor at night casual shooting. These three lenses give you a full range very high quality kit, for not too much money.
The 90 mm F2.8 is incredibly sharp, less than $1000 and serves both as a general lens and as a close up macro lens. I also love the F1.8 55 mm Sony/Zeiss which is also one of the sharpest lenses on the planet.

'EDIT: Geez! I just got a PM saying "RubberDials is another OSV puppet ID".'

No you didn't, unless you sent it to yourself from one of your other accounts.

I've reported your post. I doubt it will do any good - I mean - the mastering light account is still active. I've been a member of this site for more than a decade and have posted literally hundreds of thousands of words. Good luck trying to smear me with your crap.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 13:11 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2167 comments in total)
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Average User: Lens experience and suggestions: The A7III and the A7r series are capable of incredibly great detail, if you use good enough lenses. I am using most, the F4 Sony Zeiss 24-70. My copy was poor, but I sent it back to Sony (free) and they made it excellent. I have the Sony F2.8 24-70 gm, but it's so much bigger I mostly use the F4. I also have the F4 70-200. Stellar. Smaller than the F2.8 but equally as sharp. Next, must have at least one lens you can use in low light. Best deal is the 28mm F2, which is extremely sharp and at f2, under $500, is nearly two stops faster than the zooms. Very small. I use it for indoor at night casual shooting. These three lenses give you a full range very high quality kit, for not too much money.
The 90 mm F2.8 is incredibly sharp, less than $1000 and serves both as a general lens and as a close up macro lens. I also love the F1.8 55 mm Sony/Zeiss which is also one of the sharpest lenses on the planet.

@Steven Ar

Anyone who calls osv a troll is obviously a troll, but you put a cherry on the top by posting links and writing this: "If all the bad copies of lenses were not enough, now there are bad copies of the A7iii." Obvious troll is obvious.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 12:32 UTC
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Yxa: Change the name of this comment field to Sony fanboy zone and camera developer expert thread

@Yxa
"You fulfilled both categories, ”Sony fanboy” and camera developer ”expert”

As I said I didn't think you were referring to me personally, I replied to point out your hypocrisy. Sony is the most heavily trolled brand on here by miles. All Sony comments threads are dominated by non-Sony users like yourself.

Anyone who uses the term 'fanboy' is de facto an idiot. We are all fans of our own brand.

I don't know what a 'camera developer expert' is, but telling me that I fulfilled a category that you made up yourself is meaningless to anyone except you.

"You backseat take on engineering is amusing to say the least"

I'm a designer. When I write about ergonomics I'm working from my own experiences prototyping. There's nothing 'backseat' about my posts. I'm not a camera engineer and have never claimed to be. Are you?

If you think something I've written is factually or empirically wrong you're free to reply and demonstrate it. I'd rather hear that than one of your leaden one-liners.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 12:05 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (548 comments in total)
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Mastering Light: Chris and those guys are great. I've always enjoyed their videos.
The camera looks good though it was funny that much of the video was shot on the GH5s (as DPR says, the best video ILC. Period)

I see the say fanboys quickly showed up to bash Fuji as usual. We see an article that has nothing to do with Sony and with in minutes the same sad Sony guys show up to attack everyone. These are the same guys who cried that Sony cameras are weather sealed despite all the evidence.

Anyway, I recently bought an X-A5 and the colors are gorgeous. I am sure the H1 is as good or even better.

You clearly don't know what QED means.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 16:54 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (548 comments in total)
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Mastering Light: Chris and those guys are great. I've always enjoyed their videos.
The camera looks good though it was funny that much of the video was shot on the GH5s (as DPR says, the best video ILC. Period)

I see the say fanboys quickly showed up to bash Fuji as usual. We see an article that has nothing to do with Sony and with in minutes the same sad Sony guys show up to attack everyone. These are the same guys who cried that Sony cameras are weather sealed despite all the evidence.

Anyway, I recently bought an X-A5 and the colors are gorgeous. I am sure the H1 is as good or even better.

Let me get this straight: You think it's okay to bash Sony users in a Fuji thread as a Canon user but if I READ your comment I'm 'combing threads'?

You just made yourself look ridiculous. And about as secure as a balloon in a hurricane.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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