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beavertown: EVF seriously? that may be a deal breaker for many people as it lags.

I suggest at the very least you check out the demos. At 8fps the view interruption seems to be about the same as you would expect from a mirror moving up and down. They seemed to have worked out the issue on the A6300. So it'll probably be a non-issue.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (431 comments in total)
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DamianFI: Oh man, the faster workflow and fully articulating screen makes me wanna sell my 7RII.
But no 85GM and no Voigtlander 10mm :(

Come on Sony, make the A99II in an E mount!

Or the 85mm f/1.4 CZ

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (431 comments in total)
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Nigel Tafferham: The 'Hybrid Cross Type' AF is what I expected on the Canon DSLRs which have both external PDAF and on sensor DPAF, but AFAIK they do not - 1DXII & 5DIV.

If sufficient processing power (maybe not on 5DIV, no excuses for 1DXII) then it should not slow down very much the complete AF process - but maybe we will hear more about the Sony 'Hybrid Cross Type' and how speed relates to accuracy.

Looks like a nice expensive cam !! How about those mega buck lens though ???

I don't think it's a question of whether or not Canon could do it, but whether or not they'd ever drop the OVF.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 03:06 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (431 comments in total)
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kobakokh: A99ii is great camera, of course. Just two problems are there - price of camera and not many really great new A-mount lenses for such high resolution sensor. I think Sony will produces soon that lenses, but, again, i think they will be very big size and very expensive... Also there are no third party manufacturers' lenses for A-mount now... And there are one little question: such fast camera usually want for sport photography, but without such high resolution, its not big problem, user can set low resolution or make crop, but for me its will be better if Sony will put in sport-like camera less resolution but highest iso effective sensor...

No third party lenses? That's completely false.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:08 UTC
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AEY: What about playmemory App? Can you install in this camera

The A77ii had the play memory app but it was limited compared to the versions in the mirrorless cameras. The main thing i found missing was the functionality of the remote function. You couldn't control exposure manually. I hope they've changed it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
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RobLW: Suddenly I find myself researching what lenses exist for the A-mount.... This announcement from Sony and the Nikon D500 for the DX world are both big pushes for photography this year. But my word, this FPS + mega pix combo is fantastic!

Take a look at They have all the lenses there most with user reviews and sample galleries.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:56 UTC
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Sdaniella: a99 screen that fully-swivel (I like)
but screen to face-foward it tilts down + blocked by tripod mount (unlike)
Is lens A-mount adaptable to Canon EF/TSE lenses?

Is 5-axis ibis magnetically floating image sensor properly heat-sinked?
has shutter vibration been addressed (eliminated)
has its fixed translucent mirror improved internal reflection reduced/eliminated?
does it have full manual exposure control hdr stills+video?
does it have full manual exposure control multiple exposure?
no touchscreen AF? (unlike)
dual SD-only cards (huh?)
does its evf diopter go to +/-4.00 (very near-sighted); otherwise, I have to use the external screen only!
since video cams have zero blackouts, why does still hi-cont fps shooting have ANY blackouts at all?!? especially with no opaque mirrors to block image sensor?!

"since video cams have zero blackouts, why does still hi-cont fps shooting have ANY blackouts at all?!? especially with no opaque mirrors to block image sensor?!"

The sensor still basically needs to be turned on and off to begin and end the exposure. There's still a mechanical shutter being used for stills whereas video is typically a fully electronic shutter.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
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jim bennett: So my takeaway is that the in body IS only works for video and only in conjunction with lenses that already have IS? So it will not benefit lenses without IS or legacy non stabilized lenses. If true that is a huge miss for Canon. Probably on purpose but still, that really limits the effectiveness and is different than how most in body stabilization cameras work.

The first impressions review mentioned it as electronic stabilization for video. So it's unclear whether it's in-body sensor shift or simply an algorithm applied digitally. It does seem to imply that the 5-axis IS isn't available for stills.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
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Nobby2016: boring.... in that class of cameras i rather buy a mirrorless.

entry level DSLR´s are done. some amercians may still want a entry level DSLR.
but then some even want the DONALD to be their president.

but for such cheap entry level APS-C stuff mirrorless is the better choice.

I completely agree that something like the A6000 would be a more compelling choice than this camera. One of the problems though is there still aren't enough cheap e-mount upgrades for kit lenses. You basically have either the 18-105mm f/4 for $600 or the 16-70mm f/4 for $1000. Almost every other manufacturer has an 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 for $600 or less including Sony's own A-mount. If you're looking at entry level cameras, you don't get that option with e-mount. You have better options with micro 4/3rds, but unless you're in a camera store, it's unlikely you'd see one.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
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AshMills: If Hi Sync works by using a long flash pulse, does this mean it is less well suited to capturing very fast motion than "normal" flash?

Hot shoe flashes normally produce a series of pulses at a reduced power because they aren't powerful enough to sustain the flash. Since these units are more powerful they can produce the same effect with a longer duration rather than pulses.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (177 comments in total)
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Shake Reduction: Sony should try and partner with a cheaper 3rd party manufacturer too so that your only choice isn't plus $1000 options only. It's like only offering Hyundai's with carbon fiber body panels.

If you look at Sigma and Tamron, they make lenses for Sony A-mount that are cheaper. But then they also have Canon, Nikon, and Pentax as well for non-mirrorless options. So if they make one lens design they can easily just change the mount and sell a larger volume.

Right now there are only 3 APS-C and 1 full frame mirrorless options. Until mirrorless cameras are being sold in that volume it's likely they'll be slow to come out with new cheaper lens designs.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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kaiser soze: Dpreview: You're really getting on my nerves. What is the point of mentioning the "equivalent" f-number (f11). Have you all lost your senses? All this is going to do is cause confusion. All this is, in total, is a way of saying that the total amount of light captured is the same as it would be with a 35mm camera and a lens at f11. Why do you think that it is meaningful to point this out? I think it is bizarre.It has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING that matters. Nothing at all. The camera exposure value is the same as it would be 35mm camera and a lens at f4, correct? So it has no relevance to exposure settings, and the angle of view, expressed comparatively, is determined by the relative difference in sensor size, i.e., the "crop factor". So what is the point? I find it downright BIZARRE. You have simply come up with something that you think makes you look smart. It doesn't make me think you are smart. It makes me think you are a bunch of WEIRDOS.

@RStyga, while I agree with the idea that it can be useful to know the equivalent DoF, lately it seems to be that they don't make that part clear in the reviews. Then you get first timers buying cameras that think that there will be a difference in exposure with smaller sensor cameras and general confusion.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: If the A-mount version is any indication, the 70-300mm should probably drop in price especially if it gets bundled in kits. The 50mm FE mount lens looks good. Might be time to transition fully to the Sony FE system!

Which A-mount version are you talking about? The original 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G is still selling new at about $1000 and the new version was about the same as this one when released.

The 75-300mm was the only one I ever saw bundled, and that was much more of a "kit" lens than the G-series. It was probably also the worse performing A-mount sony telephoto.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
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janbanan: WOW, first good system for Sony!

Will this be comptabile with Elinchrom and Sekonic form wireless common standard partnership?

The original odin was available for sony as well. The main difference is this version is meant to work with the MI hot shoe vs the Auto-lock hot shoe with the previous version. However you can still use the older odin on MI bodies and flashes using an adapter.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:06 UTC
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evilmagicnut: How is this different from Phottix Laso?

I believe the Laso is only for Canon's RT system

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
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Tom Schum: If Samsung has allowed Sony to take over, we are all the losers. Sony's strong push into the upper reaches of sensor design seems to be dominating the markets at this point, whether in Sony cameras or other brands.
So we have one fewer sensor manufacturer out there, and fewer choices for our art.
Even with my Fuji system I am supporting Sony, who has built the basic sensor my Fujis use. Same for many other brands.

As a dedicated Sony user, I totally agree. Competition is always good for the consumer as well as pushing others to innovate.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:01 UTC
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photomedium: For those who folks complain about the price: when is the last time a 'mark II' version of anything has come out out with a lower price than the original?

The A77ii was cheaper than the A77 was at release.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 03:01 UTC
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Miki Nemeth: By December Sony will announce A7Sii with ISO 16 million for $2500, IBIS, EF (via Metabones) support, 4K internal with a FF BSI sensor being developped these days. Even today pros use A7S for low light a hell lot. No chance for Canon to kick A7S position for low-light videography.

@Rishi: Vice news was using the A7s for their reportage of "The War Against Boko Haram". That isn't meant to support any sort of position, just thought you might find it interesting.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 11:18 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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desaint: Oh my freaking g#d...a lot of people complaining here..10 dollar a month three beers less and you are there.
I'ts a ver expensive product to make,you pay thousands of dollars on camera gear but you don't want to pay for your software??
Normal you have to buy it once in the three years and now you pay monthly,i think at the end it's about the same...
And for the illegal downloaders there is enough other software builders you can
use for"free"and then can complain about it:)

If you think your photos are being held hostage, then you don't get technology....

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 08:53 UTC
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lorenzo de medici: Rishi is a fine photographer, and optically the lens appears to be excellent. I'm just not a fan of close up portraits, or wide angle shots with a shallow DOF. So while I commend Sigma for producing a unique product, it's not one that I would buy or use.

A wide aperture on a lens has benefits not related to DOF. The wide aperture feeds more light to the AF system and makes the view in the viewfinder brighter.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:49 UTC
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