tbcass

tbcass

Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Retired and Loving It
Joined on Nov 21, 2005
About me:

Sony A99ii
Sony RX10iii
Sony RX100
Sony A77ii
Tamron 45mm f1.8 USD
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 USD
Sony 35mm f1.8
Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 "C" lens
Tamron 70-300 USD
Tamron 150-600 USD
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
Also play Bass Guitar and Keyboards
Fender Squier Jazz Fretless 4 String
Fender Precision Lyte fretted 4 string
Fender Squire Dimension 5 string
Yamaha TPG635 electronic Piano/Keyboard

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tbcass: This interests me. My problem is I can't use USB power and my remote control at the same time. This will solve that problem for extended video with my RX10iii. Hopefully Sony won't over charge for it. If they do I'll wait for a 3rd party knock off.

KennyXL
I don't know what to tell you other than it works for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:18 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Zdman: I'm torn. On one hand the stacked sensors with and electronic shutter marks a great day for cameras (shutter shock kills shots more than one would realise until you do the tests). On the other how much more does this really cost to make. At least with Canikon you know that mirror, shutter, prism is adding to the cost but this is essentially an A7 with a different sensor and they slamming a huge premium on. The sensor stacking is no doubt making the sensor more expensive but not this much. Sony must have spent too much time with the Hasselblad people when they designed the Lunar.

Zdman
The biggest flaw in your argument is the A9 is $1500 to $2000 cheaper than the D5 and 1Dx. As for R&D on the 1Dx and D5, most of that was recouped years ago because the newer cameras don't offer much over the previous models. Your arguments are so flawed that I get the impression you are just being argumentative for the hell of it.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 13:41 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (767 comments in total)
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KLO82: There are many photographers who are impressed, but will not consider buying this camera because they think they do not need the "advantages" and features this camera offers. Their current camera is good enough for what they photograph. In a sense, Sony is offering a solution to some problems. But these problems do not exist for some photographers. As if it has been done because it can be done (technologically feasible), not necessarily because it is needed.

There are sometimes when new products had been offered which we didn't even know that we needed. Only after getting it, it has become essential for us. Example: Facebook. So we have to see if this product is like that, or just a technological showcase.

KLO82
"1DX owners were lining up to buy the mkII version as soon as it came out."

Really? Do you have any evidence of those lines?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (767 comments in total)
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Deorum: Due to much less materials cost (most of the cost here is R&D i guess) this camera has the potential to be much cheaper in a few years, than a big - pro DSLR has, that carries much more complex mechanical parts.

Seeing the wan Nikon is going down the tubes maybe it's time to drop Canikon for just Canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
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DonParrot: The author is right when it comes to the blackout periods and I will envy the A9 users for the coming years due to this feature - but he is not right with the caim that the other cameras do show only slide shows of pictures already being taken. The E-M1v MKII provides live view up to its full 18FPS. Yes, it's with blackout periods but it's liveview nevertheless.

There are others. The A99ii shows real time in the viewfinder with blackout. The A6500 as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
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Dr_Jon: The e-mail I got from a dealer on the A9 said:
"now thanks to in-built RAM can handle a phenomenal 20fps in continuous shooting mode with AF/AE lock"
Is this true and there is no AF or AE at 20fps?

Dealers are not a reliable source of technical information.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (767 comments in total)
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dash2k8: Can someone confirm if the Sony Eye AF is the same thing that Canon had in the EOS-3 from the 90's? I believe it was called the Eye-Control system.

T3
That sounds like a great feature. I assume it didn't work very well because it's no longer available.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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msstudio: As usual, there's a camera for every application. And some people shoot sport with a view camera, or studio fashion with a 400mm on a 35mmDSLR. So if you know what you want you can choose whatever camera suits these needs/requirements/looks.
This is another great tool with some nice advancements nothing else.

msstudio
" And some people shoot sport with a view camera"

Do you know that for a fact or are you exaggerating to make a point?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
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tbcass: This interests me. My problem is I can't use USB power and my remote control at the same time. This will solve that problem for extended video with my RX10iii. Hopefully Sony won't over charge for it. If they do I'll wait for a 3rd party knock off.

KennyXL
I am talking about the RX10iii. Maybe the problem is your power bank doesn't put out enough power which is independent of capacity. I use the following which I can say with absolute certainty powers the camera without the battery running down.

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPower-External-16750mAh-Technology/dp/B00MQSMEEE/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1493039005&sr=8-9&keywords=usb+portable+power+bank

I have been told by others that while the camera will not operate without the battery in the camera USB power will not recharge the battery with the power turned on. There is a possibility there is something wrong with your RX10iii because the camera is supposed to run independently of the battery with USB power and my experience confirms that fact.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Zdman: I'm torn. On one hand the stacked sensors with and electronic shutter marks a great day for cameras (shutter shock kills shots more than one would realise until you do the tests). On the other how much more does this really cost to make. At least with Canikon you know that mirror, shutter, prism is adding to the cost but this is essentially an A7 with a different sensor and they slamming a huge premium on. The sensor stacking is no doubt making the sensor more expensive but not this much. Sony must have spent too much time with the Hasselblad people when they designed the Lunar.

Zdman
You didn't answer my question. The A9 is a lot less expensive than the 1Dx and 5D. Are you saying Canon and Nikon are gouging? Remember they are merely upgrades to an existing model while the A9 is a totally new design. Your comments reveal you are totally ignorant about camera design and R&D costs.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:13 UTC
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jl_smith: Still one of the most pleasurable Sony cameras to actually use, because it operated like a camera, not an electronic gadget. I had the A850 but practically the same as the A900, save the viewfinder difference.

I actually have a lot of the images I took from the setup in my Lightroom catalog and they're still gorgeous images. Was lucky enough to have the CZ 24-70/2.8 and the Sony 70-400, which focused slow as hell but had outstanding IQ.

Despite the fact I started with film SLRs in the 60s I like the fact that modern cameras operate like electronic gadgets. It's the Geek in me. I was a geek before there was such a term.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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redhed17: Odd that even with all this data having to be recorded Sony still haven't put (their own design) XQD cards in one of their cameras, sticking with SD cards. :-/

Makes me think why the Nikon D5/D500 needed XQD, and the Canon 1DXII needed CFast cards. Are they both that far behind Sony in the electronics dept!

Both my laptop and desktop computers are pretty new and have ethernet ports. For serious use wifi is too slow and unreliable IMO.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
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tbcass: This interests me. My problem is I can't use USB power and my remote control at the same time. This will solve that problem for extended video with my RX10iii. Hopefully Sony won't over charge for it. If they do I'll wait for a 3rd party knock off.

KennyXL
That is incorrect because USB power works well with my RX10iii. I use a 16,750 mAh portable USB battery pack with my RX10iii. No matter how long I record video the battery in the camera never runs down even a little. It stays at 100%. Not all cameras with USB work that way. Some keep using the battery while USB power is plugged in. The RX10iii seems to bypass the internal battery completely and runs off USB.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
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fenceSitter: A battery operated tripod head sounds like a Rube Goldberg contraption to me, and an obvious point of failure to boot. Proprietary, nonstandard batteries add insult to injury. Combined with Manfrotto's p!ss poor customer service, it's an absolute dealbreaker for me.

fenceSitter
Better reread the article. The battery is only for the lighted bubble level. If the battery goes dead it's the same as every other head without a light. If that's a dealbreaker you lack the ability to think logically.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Biowizard: CIPA Battery Life of 650; max 20 FPS shooting rate ... Yikes! I could drain that battery flat in 32.5 seconds! Wonder how warm it would get?!

Brian

The Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) set up in Japan in 2002 succeeded in developing a standardized battery-life test for digital cameras. Under the test scheme, the camera takes a photo every 30 seconds, half of them with flash and the other without. The test zooms the lens in and out all the way before a shot is taken and leaves the screen on. After every 10 shots, the camera is turned off for a while and the cycle is repeated. CIPA ratings replicate a realistic way a consumer might use a camera and most new cameras adopt the CIPA protocol to rate the runtime.

I have to laugh though. It seems that Mirrorless cameras are getting so good that the only thing the DSLR bigots have left to complain about is battery life. (disclaimer, I do not own a mirrorless camera)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:55 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Biowizard: CIPA Battery Life of 650; max 20 FPS shooting rate ... Yikes! I could drain that battery flat in 32.5 seconds! Wonder how warm it would get?!

Brian

Deliverator, who in their right mind would do that?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
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tbcass: This interests me. My problem is I can't use USB power and my remote control at the same time. This will solve that problem for extended video with my RX10iii. Hopefully Sony won't over charge for it. If they do I'll wait for a 3rd party knock off.

$399 is too much because I can live without it. I'll wait for the inevitable price drop.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 16:38 UTC

This interests me. My problem is I can't use USB power and my remote control at the same time. This will solve that problem for extended video with my RX10iii. Hopefully Sony won't over charge for it. If they do I'll wait for a 3rd party knock off.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 14th comment | 13 replies
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pitkon: Wish someone would come up with a battery pack for the Nikon Dx series, especially the D4s. Much needed, I wonder why no one thought of that. Not easy to switch batteries in the middle of a sports event, for instance... Ans no Dx accepts battery grips...

This is useful primarily for video.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1868 comments in total)
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Reactive: The spec sheet makes this look like the best performing and feature rich camera ever made. But being a Sony product, I know from bitter experience that it must include a significant flaw, or at least some badly chosen design compromises, that will irritate every single day. So apart from the pro-spec price, where's the Achilles heel on this one?

Every camera made has a flaw that is significant for someone.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
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