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On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (619 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: "When I started shooting sports for college publications..."

And when I started shooting sports it was on a twin-lens reflex 6x6-cm camera with 120 roll film. There was no such thing as "frames per second." And no autofocus. And no through-the-lens metering. And no histogram. And no instant image review. And no tethering. And no blinkies. Today's "photographers," who are really just shutter-button-pushers would have absolutely no clue what to do if all those features were taken away.

@TommyK1
DSLR have also liveview to view the exposure in realtime, but nobody need that ,but noobs. Exposurecompensation is used for snow or dark rooms to get the exposuremeter away from measuring anything @17% grey. Sometimes I wonder whats wrong with the hating Mirrorlesskids in here ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 14:44 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (619 comments in total)

[...]The list of qualms I have with the a7-series in particular is full of items that, on their own, are quite insignificant; but as the list grows, they all combine to make for cameras that I almost never choose for personal work or play.[...]

Couldn't describe it better. The specs were always fantastic, but working with it was a pain. If I tried to reshape that phrase in comments I got a lot of hating... beeing a "fanboy" of (insert brand here). That's the reason why everyone want the sensors of Sony in a cam from Nikon or Canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies

Is it worth to be mentioned that Frederik Buyckx works with an old Canon 5D Mark II most of the times? That old sensor with limited dynamic range, banding and huge weight. He should soon get rid of his old "mirrorslapper" and go to the future of the world: mirrorless. I guess he would be pleased in this cold winterlandscape with a back full of batteries ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 09:38 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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leonche64: Sony is on one heck of a run.

Tell it Samsung... the NX1 was on the run..

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 09:29 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (448 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Will this still be in a better format than Motion JPEG or that's another $99 update?

Thanks for clearing this up, Sonyfanboy.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 09:25 UTC
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steelhead3: Why can't Fuji release a complete product?

Haters gonna hate... even on two weeks old threads. Congrats.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (448 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Will this still be in a better format than Motion JPEG or that's another $99 update?

Thats wrong in quite a few ways. First, they *can* do better as they already have better equipment for sale. They have not to prove it, they offer it as C300 et cetera. The heatingproblem may be a problem but an overheated Sony A7 which turns of after 5 minutes is better than a 5DM4 with MJpeg? Hmm. Choose wisely.

I don't care anyway because I shoot stills, so this videocrap is not important for me. If I would use it I would use it as 50 fps still-shooting mode and then MJPEG is better for me... anything below 10Bit Codecs is useless for a good colorgradation. CLog is only a workaround. So Canon, give me ArriRAW in the 5DM4 or let it be. ;) Skip H.264 or H.265 in 8Bit

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (448 comments in total)
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dcolak: Hey Canon.... A9

There is more to a body than it's specs. But you're right, Canon should get their a*s up, but a A9 is no match for the Canon in an overall aspect. At least not for me. For my work there is nothing i need from the A9. Much "want it" but 0% "need it".

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 09:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery (111 comments in total)
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Lazlo55: If only it was a true 1:1 macro lens it would be an amazing lens.

But it's a false advert. There are products on the market which would be banned for such behaviour. What about a car with "Turbo" standing on the back? It would not actually have a turbo at all but the company tells you "hey, turbo means *fast*, and this car is fast enough to call it a turbo". Hell yeah, I could read the specs, but if there is standing turbo on it it damn has to get one. Drift my catch?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 21:39 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (448 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Will this still be in a better format than Motion JPEG or that's another $99 update?

There is a *HUGE* practical benefit of MJPEG. It consists of 100% Keyframes and you can take any Intersection-picture as standalone-picture. It's way better than all the nifty better packing h.264 Codecs. The final result will get packed, not the Inputstream.
the only backdraw is the 8Bit Format, but that's not better with Mpg4.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery (111 comments in total)
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Lazlo55: If only it was a true 1:1 macro lens it would be an amazing lens.

I don't see it that way. It's false advertisement. On the Zeiss 100mm it's not even visible on the lens, it's only visible on the scale. I guess I can call my 70-200 a Makro then... it should be close to 1:4

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery (111 comments in total)
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Lazlo55: If only it was a true 1:1 macro lens it would be an amazing lens.

Why? To make a 1:1 Macro is way more difficult and should be noted. You can call anything a "Macro" if you want... on my old 35-70 stand also Macro with anything near 1:3. Where is the end of this? Macro is defined to be at least natural size an the sensor... if this is not the case it's a lie somehow. It can't be brought often too much, until this nonsense will be fixed.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery (111 comments in total)
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Lazlo55: If only it was a true 1:1 macro lens it would be an amazing lens.

Yes, but indeed it's no real "macro" with 1:2. The same thing Zeiss plays with some "macro"-lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
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Vitantonio Dell'Orto: 20 fps and the battery lasts 450 shots? That is 22 seconds shooting before having to change it. Don't think any actual sport or wildlife photographer would be thrilled. Until they'll fix the battery life in mirrorless (not just Sony's) reflex will always be the best choice for that kinds of photography.

I had 400 shots with the X-T1. Seems you burst 20 Shots in 2 seconds for one keeper.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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PWPhotography: Until now DSLRs especially the top line of 1Dx II and D5 still have AF advantage in scenarios in tracking fast erratic movements with busy background such as in sport fields. But I will not surprise hybrid AF mirrorless can beat top DSLRs just sooner or later in these fields as mirrorless already top DSLRs in certain areas of AF-C tracking and face detection and eye-AF in portrait photography. Let's wait to see A9 real-world performance in sports and wildlife fields. Meanwhile Sony needs to quickly develop E-mount super-tele lenses without sacrificing optical performance.

Digital watches replaced analogue watches? CDs replaced vinyl? I guess they will stay in parallel as an OVF will always be better for some of us... I might work with mirrorless but not with EVF. So I guess my next step after DSLRs will be a Leica Rangefinder. Or a Fuji X-Pro. ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
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ecka84: Well, this GF 110mm F2 is still equivalent to FF 87mm F1.6. You will get a little better image quality, due to a bit larger sensor, obviously. But, for the price, it's not more enough for me (only 60something%, not 200%).
I'm so amused by this Fuji war against FF :D ... so funny, so capricious and hysterical :)). OK, Sony didn't let you buy their best FF sensor (and/or spoil it with xTrans), fine, get over it already. Or we'll just keep laughing at you and your troll army till you grow up.

I also have a Zenza Bronica ETRSi and a Fuji GX680 and shoot wide open @f2.8 but that's never getting close to a f1.2 lens. And nowadays the Sigma f1.4 are sharp wide open, so there is no difference to fullframe in DOF anymore. It's even less difference because there is no real sensor available matching the old 6x7 or 6x8 formats ;) We compare real MF from filmdays to this Fuji-MF-Crop-sensor which is closer to 135 format than to 6x7. I don't need DOF-records, just saying that fullframe stays the sweatspot. The Mamiya 80mm f1.9 lens was nice back then... no leafshutter but hey. F1.9!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
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PWPhotography: Until now DSLRs especially the top line of 1Dx II and D5 still have AF advantage in scenarios in tracking fast erratic movements with busy background such as in sport fields. But I will not surprise hybrid AF mirrorless can beat top DSLRs just sooner or later in these fields as mirrorless already top DSLRs in certain areas of AF-C tracking and face detection and eye-AF in portrait photography. Let's wait to see A9 real-world performance in sports and wildlife fields. Meanwhile Sony needs to quickly develop E-mount super-tele lenses without sacrificing optical performance.

Then take a Nikon D500 or D5... at least it's not a sign of the technology itself but of the lazyness of the big companies, especially Canon. I admit that Canon should get his A*s up, even as I like Canon. There is no need to hide the truth... but to stick this to this ridiculous "mirrorless is better"-attitude is also stupid. In general, not for you personal. ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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ecka84: Well, this GF 110mm F2 is still equivalent to FF 87mm F1.6. You will get a little better image quality, due to a bit larger sensor, obviously. But, for the price, it's not more enough for me (only 60something%, not 200%).
I'm so amused by this Fuji war against FF :D ... so funny, so capricious and hysterical :)). OK, Sony didn't let you buy their best FF sensor (and/or spoil it with xTrans), fine, get over it already. Or we'll just keep laughing at you and your troll army till you grow up.

The 85mm f1.2L is not soft wide open. It's tack sharp in the middle and for portraits it's ok to be sharp in the middle, as even if the corners would be sharp the DOF would be too small to have anything else in focus.
From f2.2 on the Pictures is sharp from edge to edge...

P.S. For the Canon 50mm L 1.2 or L 1.0 you would be correct, but not for the 85L

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1845 comments in total)
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semorg: Sony is making a statement with this camera. But I don't think they'll sell too many of it. Why?
Not sure who their target audience is?

Sports/Wildlife? Where is the lens selection?

Street/photojournlism? I'll take the A7Rii or rather buy 2 of them. Larger image gives me options to crop, I can have two bodies for backup or two different lenses.

So who is this camera for? Mostly to make statement that Sony mirrorless has now arrived to challenge pro-tier Nikon and Canon cameras.

There is so much hate for DSLRs here... Nikon and Canon has to "suck" on it and they can't take pictures. Woho. They are all doomed and should immediately skip over to mirrorless. Yay. ;)
Are you aware that the Sony A7 is now 4 years on the market and all those cheeky words had no influence on it? Get over it. There is a good coexistence for Mirrorless and DSLRs. I would never grab a Mirrorless over a DSLR on certain jobs but I'm happy to have one for the fast streetphotography in the next corner.

@T3. Nobody I know uses a 1DX for weddings. Mostly 5D or D810. I guess you only wanted to compare it to the heaviest modell available.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:24 UTC
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ecka84: Well, this GF 110mm F2 is still equivalent to FF 87mm F1.6. You will get a little better image quality, due to a bit larger sensor, obviously. But, for the price, it's not more enough for me (only 60something%, not 200%).
I'm so amused by this Fuji war against FF :D ... so funny, so capricious and hysterical :)). OK, Sony didn't let you buy their best FF sensor (and/or spoil it with xTrans), fine, get over it already. Or we'll just keep laughing at you and your troll army till you grow up.

The mediumformat was never able to come up with lenses that had the shallow depth of field from fullframe-bodies. Don't get me wrong, there is no need to have that shallow DOF anyway in most cases. The fact allone that most professional MF cams had central shutter lenses kept them @f2.8...

Medium format has it's advantages in lightgathering, Tonal Range and Dynamic Range... this was somehow lost with keeping the old CCDsensors for years, while the fullframebodies went up to fairly good CMOS sensors. Today, with using the same technology it's again better in dynamic Range but it won't beat the DOF of an f0.95 Leica lens anytime soon ;)

Probably NEVER.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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