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ZurichPhoto: Nikon sports shooter here who is keeping my eye on the brand's progress overall. Love what I see. Would really like to take one out for a test drive but until their lens range includes some 2.8 teles, (300MM +) I'll keep doing what I'm doing.... and waiting.

Fun 4 all, most people rent such lenses for special shoots. They don't buy them. Lenses are available.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
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ZurichPhoto: Nikon sports shooter here who is keeping my eye on the brand's progress overall. Love what I see. Would really like to take one out for a test drive but until their lens range includes some 2.8 teles, (300MM +) I'll keep doing what I'm doing.... and waiting.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/892394-REG/Sony_sal300f28g2_300mm_F_2_8_G_Super.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/845555-REG/Sony_SAL500F40G_500mm_f_4_0_G_Lens.html

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

AngularJS, he also doesn't know that K mount lenses are rated among the worst on dxomark when they were tested on APSC bodies. K mount has no FF lenses that can match Sony/Zeiss lenses rated 4 to 5 stars on photozone. Did you know Tamron stopped making K mount lenses years ago? Sigma support is shaky too. Some of these third party lenses that are available on A mount aren't available to K mount.

If he was Canon fanboy, he would have a point but if you check this guy's history, you will see he is a rabid Pentax fanboy. That's what motivates all his arguments/posts. I loved pointing out hypocrisy in this thread.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 08:46 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

You listed a bunch of Pentax lenses that were tested on APSC and are rated among the lowest in their class on dxomark. Pentax lenses are usually rated worst on dxomark. K mount doesn't have same class of lenses as A mount. Photozone did test many of the A mount lenses and rated them among the best in their class. There is no reason to believe the results would be different on A99 II. Until proven otherwise, these photozone lens reviews stands as among the best lenses in their class.

Even worse, K mount has far worse third party lens support than the A mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 21:14 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

Dxo did test many of the lenses you mentioned above on APSC camera, most of them are lowest rank lenses on that site. Funny you don't consider the site credible anymore. Photozone did test many of the A mount lenses and rated them among the best in their class. There is no reason to believe the results would be different on A99 II. Until proven otherwise, these lens reviews stands as among the best lenses in their class.

Pentax K mount has no such lenses of such high caliber as these lenses. It doesn't even have third party support that A-mount does. The K mount lenses on APSC cameras that Dxomark did test in the past, they were lowest rated in their class, if we were to believe dxo lens tests, which most people, including pentax fanboys, dispute. Go search the DPR Pentax forum.

In any case, the difference between A mount and K mount is huge in A mount's favor.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 14:32 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

LOL. This is funny. The fanboy shows his true color by bragging about Pentax lenses,, even though most of these Pentax lenses are lowest rated on dxomark. I guess dxomark site isn't credible anymore when it comes to lowest ranking Pentax lenses?

A mount has huge selection of lenses, some of them are top Sony/Zeiss that are rated 4 to 5 stars on photozone reviews, and unless proven otherwise by photozone tests that these lenses aren't the best on 42 MP, these reviews stand. K mount not only has no such lenses but third party support is basically dead too. When it comes to FF lenses., the difference between A mount vs K mount is huge, and A mount is ahead, by large huge margin.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

I did discredit you, easily. I have shown that you are nothing but a jealous little Pentax fanboy. That inferiority complex (no lenses whatsoever) and jealousy shines through all your comments, every time you post. You are discredited.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

Did I discredit you? ah, your own history discredit you. You are a clownish fanboy who were foaming at mouth at random people online because they were critical of your brand.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/5120223341/hands-on-with-ricohs-compact-pentax-kp?comment=8086827166
You discredit yourself.

A mount has a huge selection of lenses, some of them are top Sony/Zeiss that are rated 4 to 5 stars on photozone reviews, and unless proven otherwise by photozone tests that these lenses aren't the best on 42 MP, these reviews stand.

K mount not only has no such lenses (not a single actually), but Tamron stopped making new lenses for the mount years ago. Even Sigma has ditched the mount recently. Now that's pretty pathetic.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

Your history speaks for itself. If anyone wants to have a good laugh at his fanboyish history, check out this recent exchange

https://www.dpreview.com/news/5120223341/hands-on-with-ricohs-compact-pentax-kp?comment=8086827166

A classic DPR fanboy.

A mount has a huge selection of lenses, some of them are top Sony/Zeiss that are rated 4 to 5 stars on photozone reviews. K mount has no such lenses. Plus third party lens support is 10 times larger than K mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

Pentax fanboy, A mount isn't dead. There are plenty of Sony/Zeiss lenses, many of of them were upgraded to version II last year. K mount is the dead mount as not only there are no lenses comparable to native Sony/Zeiss but third party support is lacking too, like most of newer Tamron lenses that are available in A mount aren't available in K mount.

K mount is like 10 times worse when it comes to lenses. The difference is huge.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 07:34 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

Funny part is this dude is a Pentax fanboy, where there are not only far fewer lenses (no Sony/Zeiss), but also no newer Tamron lenses that are available in A -mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 14:29 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Can't look at the samples because someone didn't add the A99 II to the database but this:
At base ISO, the differences between the two are virtually imperceptible, save for resolution dropping due to the lens used. That means between the a7R II and a99 II (center) resolution and detail remain largely the same, as does moirè.

There are no high enough resolution lenses for A mount. That is a big problem when using a 42mp or in future even higher count sensor.

A mount has been around for a long time, and the number of FF lenses made even by Sony/Zeiss (lets forget older lenses) is more than Pentax would produce in the next 15 years. These are some of the best FF lenses ever made, according to photozone and other sites.

Dxomark tested A-mount lenses on older lower 24 MP cameras. That's why the lens rank lower than the lenses that were tested on A7R II. That doesn't prove anything. Dxomark is lens+camera combination, not just lens tests. If and when dxomark retests the A mount lenses with A99II, the results would be very different.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
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ET2: Red's raw are cooked. It's highly unlikely that smaller sensor camcorder could score higher than FF still camera sensors. DPReviewers should apply some common sense before posting things like this uncritically

If your aim was to show readers errors in my post, then you have failed . It's highly unlikely that a smaller sensor could score higher than a larger sensor, given we are already at theoretical limit for bayer's sensor. The scores are not just "higher" but ridiculously higher than larger FF sensors.

Yes, there are movies and dramas that are shot on Red cameras, but Alexa has completely dominated that market (Hollywood and Episodic dramas) for past several years. Is Red a successful company? We don't know that as it's a private company owned by a billionaire. Did he make any money? We don't know that, but I doubt it. The market is tiny and is dominated Arri. There is also Sony with F55 and F65, and Canon and Panasonic. Sony and Canon (C300 and FS7) compete at lower end market too. If you go even lower then there is Panasonic GH series. Pretty tough market with a lot of competition.

Red's raws are indeed cooked, so these Dxo scores are pretty meaningless

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
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ET2: Red's raw are cooked. It's highly unlikely that smaller sensor camcorder could score higher than FF still camera sensors. DPReviewers should apply some common sense before posting things like this uncritically

If all raws are cooked, then you cannot claim these dxomark scores have any meaning, as Dxomark simply looks at noise (not images) . Anyone who is applying more NR will score higher, even if the actual images are worse with soft smeared images.

So let's stick with common sense, and agree with science, physics, and say it's highly unlikely that a smaller sensor could score higher than a larger sensor (not just score higher but score higher with such huge margin). If you believe something like that, then I feel sorry for you. I bet you also believe humans never landed on the moon and earth is flat?

As for Alexa, look up stats on shootwithwhat website. Almost all of Hollywood has been using that camera (90% of movies), despite "high" score of Dragon on dxomark 2 years ago? I guess professionals aren't impressed by made up numbers and actually look at images.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 18:29 UTC
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ET2: Red's raw are cooked. It's highly unlikely that smaller sensor camcorder could score higher than FF still camera sensors. DPReviewers should apply some common sense before posting things like this uncritically

APS-H is smaller than FF, so I was correct. It's a well known fact that Red's raw are cooked. That was the same case with previous Dragon that scored high on Dxomark, but Alexa always beat Dragon for DR in actual test. Talk to people who used both cameras. Alexa remained favorite camera in Hollywood and that's not going to change.

I stand by what I said, and DPReview should apply common sense before posting things uncritically. These raws are cooked. A smaller sensor cannot score higher than best larger sensors, when we know for a fact these sensors are getting close to theoretical limit for a bayer sensors. You cannot change laws of physics.

Where is your common sense, DPR?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 17:59 UTC

Red's raw are cooked. It's highly unlikely that smaller sensor camcorder could score higher than FF still camera sensors. DPReviewers should apply some common sense before posting things like this uncritically

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 07:39 UTC as 3rd comment | 11 replies
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1154 comments in total)
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osv: what is with the fixation on the touchscreen? dpr ran a touchscreen poll a few months ago, the majority of the respondents did not want a touchscreen.

"I quite enjoyed using the flip-out screen at the skatepark we visited to get super low angles and the touchscreen allowed me to easily choose my point of focus." that was a classic manual focus shooting situation, the skater was making multiple passes, so you knew where he'd be ahead of time; pre-focus the camera, using magnification in the evf, no need for a touchscreen.

"engaging tap-to-track in video mode is far from intuitive and the exclusion of lock-on AF area modes in video is inexcusable at this point." dan, when was the last time that you saw autofocus hunting in a major hollywood production? video pros don't use af; sony knows that, they gave us the parfocal 28-135 lens for just that reason.

A6500 has IBIS, A6300 does not. That's far more important difference than touchscreen.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 17:58 UTC
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AshMills: Looks like a great package. Quite expensive compared to Blackmagic Ursa Mini though.

Both CFast and XQD are incompatible with CompactFlash. XQD isn't Sony's propriety. It's used by some Nikon cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 07:04 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: Still uses Sony's ridiculous proprietary storage.

Sony: proudly undermining and rejecting industry standards for decades.

XQD isn't Sony's propriety. The format was anounced by SanDisk, Sony and Nikon in 2010

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 07:00 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (342 comments in total)
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NativePhotog: I'm puzzled that the K-30, which was released in 2012, has better performance, metering/focus accuracy and low light performance than the K-70. Is there a specific reason?

Ratings are not comparable in reviews that are 4 years apart. You compare ratings to k70's direct compeition in 2016

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 19:30 UTC
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