Joined on Jan 29, 2015


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On article Sony a1 review (2580 comments in total)

Am I right in thinking the A1 has a setting for closing the shutter when removing a lens, to protect the sensor from dust? Is this something that could be a firmware update for other bodies?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 19:04 UTC as 337th comment | 3 replies

Re. Hand grips. Sony makes a nifty extension grip for the a7 and a9 series. It improves handling significantly but has to be removed, a fairly quick operation, for battery changes. Don't know if it will fit the A1 but it appears the new camera has a deeper grip in the first place.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2021 at 21:56 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7C vs Sony a7 III: Which is better? (264 comments in total)

Eye AF is shutter button actuated on a7iii since the firmware update last year. So no button push required.

In passing I've discovered that the AF illuminator on a7iii works in AF-S and AF-A but not AF-C. Does anyone know what governs the decision to go for single or continuous AF under AF-A are?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 13:56 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2231 comments in total)

No mention of banding under fluorescent lights in electronic shutter mode, a common problem with a7iii when shooting silently (weddings, shows etc). At least the a7iii mechanical shutter eliminates this (at price of noise). Does the mechanical shutter in the a7c eliminate it as well? Shame they didn't use the a9 processor - presumably saved for the a7iv.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 14:01 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2231 comments in total)

Does the Bionz X processor in the A7c mean that the banding in electronic shutter mode under LED/fluorescents will be similar to A7iii? A9 apparently doesn't have this problem when shooting in silent mode but I gather that has a different processor.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 10:46 UTC as 354th comment | 2 replies

Maybe this will inspire Sony to provide company recommended instructions on sensor cleaning beyond using a blower or taking it to a shop, which is often impossible. Swabs, arctic butterfly, dust grabbers, sticky pads - which is best. Leica sponsored a cleaning video which advised against blowers?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2020 at 19:38 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply

The photos show that these lenses do not have a small protrusion to line up the lens with the camera mount. This is also the case with the 28-75. Makes lens changing in the dark more difficult. Yes, you can add a small blob of glue. But why does Tamron not provide a small bit of plastic where the white line is located? Tamron?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 17:31 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9 first look videos (299 comments in total)

Sony continuing to press home it's sensor advantage. As the world's leading sensor producer it can withhold the most advanced sensor technology from rivals who don't have the resource to develop superior sensors. Panny for example is now ' scaling back ' it's camera division after earlier saying it would resume sensor research. Meanwhile Sony can secure higher margins by emphasising sensor technology and low light performance.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply

So is the aperture 2.0 or 2.2? And can anyone explain why focal length is never quoted for phones. They range from 25 (Sony) to 35 ish(Samsung) so why not provide this info either in press releases or reviews

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)

No flash?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:21 UTC as 9th comment
On article 4K video: What you need to know (285 comments in total)

This looks and reads like sponsored content - which I realize it is. It would be useful to have an independent pros and cons article. The memory and hardware demands are obviously an issue which some will have to consider even if their camera has 4K.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies

Several posters assume that Oly and Sony are true competitors. Unless something has changed they are not: Sony is the largest shareholder in Oly and bailed out Oly a couple of years back promising synergies between sensor expertise and lens expertise. Puzzling that Mr Ogawa didn't bring it up. Is Sony perhaps betting on 1" and full frame being the two system survivors. But why not instruct Oly to make lens designs for Sony, its parent company. Or maybe Sony has sold or is going to sell its stake?

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 21:53 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (464 comments in total)

It is surprising that DPR has not highlighted the aging 16 Mb sensor on 4/3 before. It appears to have been used widely on both Pany and Oly products for several years. What is curious is that Sony, the largest shareholder in Olympus, has not offered its partner upgraded sensors to better compete with Pany. When Sony bought the shareholding and provided a cash injection to Olympus it spoke of the synergies between Olympus lenses and Sony sensors - there is the obvious competition between 4/3rds and APSC ILCs but why aren't Olympus redesigning their lenses for Sony cameras? Meanwhile Olympus are investing effort in sensor shift on their 16 Mb sensor to generate 40 Mb images (albeit from a tripod) . And at the same time Sony is selling its 20 Mb 1" sensor from the RX100 III to Pany for the CM1 phone ,and the FZ1000 superzoom, and to Canon for the G7 X. So does Sony have a new generation of sensors ready and waiting? PS. If I'm not mistaken another investor in Olympus is Nikon

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 14:51 UTC as 40th comment
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