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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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mxx: Only 24 megapixels? It's 2017, Sony!

The 24mp is likely to improve buffer and frame rates.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 04:23 UTC
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Trued1: Have the new STF been compared to the old A mount 135mm STF? This lens is an absolute favourite for me on the a7rII, but I need to go manual focus with the LAEA-3 adapter. Can it get any better optical wise then it already is? Guess Sony made a strategy for the 85-100mm fixed range now with 4 lenses WOW! Happy to have the 85GM and 90Macro two stellar lenses and now a NEW 100STF. Should I trade in the 135STF? Need to see proof that it is much better to make the shift.

I'm not suggesting that it needs to be a run and gun lens, but it's ability to AF means you can easily use something like eye AF when doing portraits for instance. If it couldn't AF, that wouldn't be a deal breaker, but it's a bonus.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 11:55 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1573 comments in total)
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Average User: There are a lot of different kinds of people who will buy this camera. I am one of them. I have an A7RII. You can't have this camera and not fall in love with the 42mp sensor also in the A99II. No FF camera today offers a comparable sensor. I purchased two wonderful A mount lenses, a Tamron 24-70 f 2.8 A mount and a Sony 70-400 II (still no comparable lens for FE mount). At the time I purchased, there were no comparable lenses for the A7rII. These lenses should perform better with the A99II than with the A7rII; and it will be a great second body. I understand Rishi's caveat: the autofocus won't be quite as consistent as my D500, but in many cases the best images will be better. Further, except in very low light, the SLT light reduction will not affect image quality, and in any event I can still use my A7rII for those. I have seen many many incredible shots from this camera, across the web, and here. I have never had an A mount camera before. I am looking forward to it.

If you haven't had a look at it yet, you may want to check out dyxum.com to see all the A-mount lens options.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 11:31 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1573 comments in total)
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imno007: I'm not sure why so many people are upset about the review's autofocus criticisms, since this isn't the first preview/review I've seen that's mentioned them. Kai touched on them in his review, for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OXV1p6oS54

I will agree with others, though, that the grading/award system here seems a bit erratic. Why, for example, does the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II score 85% and get a Gold Award, while the A99II scores the same percentage but does not get a Gold Award? They're apparently grading on some kind of curve, according to class of camera or market segment. That would explain how something like the Google Pixel XL could score better than this and other high-end cameras.

Actually he isn't with DigitalRev anymore.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
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Trued1: Have the new STF been compared to the old A mount 135mm STF? This lens is an absolute favourite for me on the a7rII, but I need to go manual focus with the LAEA-3 adapter. Can it get any better optical wise then it already is? Guess Sony made a strategy for the 85-100mm fixed range now with 4 lenses WOW! Happy to have the 85GM and 90Macro two stellar lenses and now a NEW 100STF. Should I trade in the 135STF? Need to see proof that it is much better to make the shift.

Well the 135mm STF is manual focus only, not just with the adapter. It's the only manual focus lens made for the A-mount by Sony or Minolta. This new one auto focuses. If it provides the same quality, that alone makes it an upgrade.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
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mosc: Isn't 100mm f2.8 a little... too deep for portraiture? This is equivalent to a 50 f1.4 which would need to be closer but it's not exactly a shallow DOF monster.

I suspected they meant DoF but in what sense? Same DoF or half?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 11:36 UTC
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mosc: Isn't 100mm f2.8 a little... too deep for portraiture? This is equivalent to a 50 f1.4 which would need to be closer but it's not exactly a shallow DOF monster.

The typical "portrait lenses" are usually in the 85mm-135mm range. What exactly is equivalent to a 50mm f/1.4?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 09:49 UTC
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TerrificShot Photography: Sony has already a great 90mm f/2.8 macro OSS G,

Do I miss something here ? What is the need for a 100mm f/2.8 macro lens?

——–

Best,

Herve

http://www.terrificshot.com/blog

It's not a macro lens. It has a "macro" switch which seems to improve its close focusing capabilities, but I don't think it does 1:1.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 09:40 UTC
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jor23: ok. with these big lenses, why not just buy a d810 and use Nikon lenses?

For me it's more about the tech features like eye-AF, usable live view with exposure preview, focus peaking, burst speed, etc... I shoot A-mount so the size thing isn't a reason for me, but the features are similar between A-mount and E-mount. There are definitely E-mount shooters that are into the tech, but actually want a more substantial body.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1573 comments in total)
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OlyPent: When the A900 was released, it shocked people. A $3000 FF camera with 24mp that rivaled the Nikon $8000 D3x. But, today, there are already competitors from Nikon and Canon in the same price range, backed up by a lens compliment that dwarfs Sony's in both number and quality. I hope Sony people buy into the camera, but I do not see Canon or Nikon users jumping ship, there just isn't enough in it for them.

@John C Tharp.... Until rather recently, Canon hadn't updated a lot of their lenses since the late 80's to mid 90's and some of those seem to be merely updating the AF motors with maybe some updated coatings. For instance, Canon's 100-400mm hadn't been updated since 1990 until about a year ago. The 50mm f/1.8 was more or less in the same boat.

The lens line up really depends on what you need. I primarily shoot night life, music, and some portraiture. I have every lens I need for the way I shoot with the A-mount and personally don't have a need for tilt-shift lenses or long telephotos past 200mm. If you need those then obviously it doesn't work for you.

If you're curious what is actually available, you can check out dyxum.com for user reviews and samples.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1573 comments in total)
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King of Song: The photo that DPR is using of the camera in review, has a Zeiss 85 1.4 mounted. Why is that lens not listed on Sony's official site? Are there other great lenses not listed?

My only complaint about this camera body is the lack of newly designed top quality prime lenses, with the latest AF motors. There are very many old Minolta lenses that are not good enough for this sensor, or AF system. There is no point having the best sensor in the world, attached to an old coke bottle....

Sigma Art, doesn't build their lenses with Sony A mount, Actually only the 35mm, none of the others. Really not much. The new Zeiss Batis, and Otus not in Sony A mount!!!

Best camera in the world, only has a bunch of 30+ year old lenses. Even Sony itself, choose to not build their top class lenses on their own A mount!!!! No G Master lenses for A mount???? Why???

Sigma has the 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, and 24-105mm f/4 Art lenses available in A-mount. Perhaps they'll release more of the recent ones in A-mount now that this camera is out.

As far as the Batis lenses, they'd probably have to be completely new designs. Some of the Minolta lenses seem to do quite well on the new sensor based on some of what I've seen from people that have got an A99ii.

As far as the 85mm f/1.4 ZA, there have been rumors that they're going to update it with SSM soon.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 07:14 UTC
On article SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery (272 comments in total)
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diogenes1: I regularly shoot at ISO6400 on my a99 (has to be correct exposure) and I'm very happy with it, I'd buy another a99 if it was still available. Why doesn't Sony keep it on the shelves, a la a6000/a63000/a65000. The a99II is too much money for me right now.
The a99II answers all my prayers (higher frame rate, better IBIS, faster/better focusing) but the gallery doesn't exhibit any ISO6400 shots, let alone 12800. It would have been so simple to up the shutter speed on one of the ISO3200 shots.
I noticed that one of the shots was at 1/4 sec. Assuming this was handheld, it still came out very sharp!

Check out the A-mount forum. I know people have posted examples since the first UK pre-orders were received.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 00:55 UTC
On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)
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Trubbtele: My Sigma EX 70mm is far suprior. Used in our advance lab.

@ Ron Outdoors: the Sigma 70mm macro was made for the Sony A-mount.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 13:43 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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King of Song: This is a very frustrating camera release. On paper it's the best camera in the world, by far. On paper totally destroys the new Canon 5D IV.

The big problem no lenses. The new and great Sony G Master lenses are only in E mount. The new and phenomenal Zeiss Batis is only in E mount. Sigma Art, only Nikon and Canon. What's left old Minolta lenses, and not much else. Oh maybe just the Zeiss 135 1.8 but that's not enough to buy this body.

Why can't Sony do something about this?

The Sigma 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, and 24-105mm f/4 Art lenses are available for A-mount. It could be they were waiting to see what Sony did with the A-mount before making the others in the series available. They initially didn't release the 24-105mm f/4, so perhaps they'll end up releasing the rest of the line now that the A99ii is coming.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
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AngularJS: Can someone confirm if it shoots 12 fps with black screen / EVF? So basically it's either 8 fps normal shooting or 12 fps pure spray and pray? Thanks!

I think there is some slide show effect with 12fps, but I think they basically did away with evf blackout like they did with the A6300 for 8fps.

From the demos I've seen, while the cross type points are located mainly in the center, you can select points all around just about the entire frame.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I think the Nikon V1 had 10, 30 and 60 fps...back in 2011. Maybe the buffer wasn't really deep, but...that was 5 years ago.

While you're right that it isn't a completely unheard of frame rate for a 1" type sensor, the RX100 V is 20mp vs. the V1's 10mp and 150 frames vs. 30 frames for the buffer.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
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Mateus1: It sucks! still no front and rear dial (like in Fuji) for direct setings... hoped also for joystick but not as much as the dials. Sony will never make a true camera for street and reportage shodting, but electronic toys that need pressing the buttons.

I'd have to agree that a joystick would really be helpful in the E-mount line.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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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 (441 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 (441 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
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