tbcass

tbcass

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On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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K1000usr: There are so many threads here now :-)

While Sony/Canon/Nikon aficionados can agree or disagree on what ever is superior about A9, one thing not so well highlighted is: product support.

Camera/lens repair and support infrastructural-dimension should be part of the calculus. It should be a category which should be separately tracked, and accounted for when giving awards (particularly of Gold standards..) to cameras. (Yes it doesn't apply to a specific model, but it is a universal basic requirement.)

How do these three companies stack against each other on Repair Infrastructure? This issue is more important perhaps to Professionals. And perhaps should be weighted more for 'Professional' cameras?

I honestly believe that Sony cameras are the most trolled of all brands. It's a direct result of the rapid improvement in their cameras making them among the best out there. This results in fanboys of other brands wanting to knock Sony down. It's the exact same thing I see on ESPN boards where fan's knock other teams. The Trolls treat photography as some kind of sport where there are winners and losers. It's a sad commentary on the human condition that some people put the camera brand used in such a high degree of importance.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 11:19 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

armandino
@Cthulion is trolling and I bet he's never even seen an A9 let alone used one. The more you reply the more you feed this idiot.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

T3
Give it up. Cthulion is a Troll and nothing you say will make a difference.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 11:24 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

Cthulion
I don't believe for one second you actually owned an A9.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 22:40 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

Cthulion and other such trolls are better ignored. As is typical they concentrate on any perceived shortcoming of the camera that they feel threatened by and ignore the shortcomings of their favorite brand.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Well, I really like the fact that this new camera has a big shooting buffer and lots of speed. I'm happy it's got a higher capacity battery and two memory card slots (though I wish both memory card slots were UHS-II speed). I like the fact that the new viewfinder is upgraded from the old one and that this camera has a touch screen, but I'm really surprised that it has just USB-2 instead of USB-3, because it could charge faster and offer more data speed for tethering and off-loading files with USB-3. Maybe a future model with have USB-C and two UHS-II slots.

I do wish that the tilt screen was a fully-articulating screen, like the one on the A99 II.

Over-all, I think this camera will be a winner, and if it drops in price like other Sony cameras have done, I can see myself buying one of these new when they hit $1,995 (if that ever happens). If not, then maybe in a year or two I'll buy a used one.

Dr Blackjack
I missed the sarcasm. :-) I have to laugh at these price too high arguments. It always happens when people want something but can't afford it. Yes I can understand the frustration but rather than making a factual declarative statement it would be better if these people would simply say great camera but out of my price range. A Maserati is out of my price range but it is not overpriced. The people who make the statement usually focus on IQ alone because they don't understand anything else.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

Cthulion

So if it doesn't matter to you that's all that matters. Your opinion should be everybody's opinion. When you start spouting off opinions as they relate only to you all credibility is gone because nobody cares. These discussions are how things relate to a wide range of people.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:06 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Well, I really like the fact that this new camera has a big shooting buffer and lots of speed. I'm happy it's got a higher capacity battery and two memory card slots (though I wish both memory card slots were UHS-II speed). I like the fact that the new viewfinder is upgraded from the old one and that this camera has a touch screen, but I'm really surprised that it has just USB-2 instead of USB-3, because it could charge faster and offer more data speed for tethering and off-loading files with USB-3. Maybe a future model with have USB-C and two UHS-II slots.

I do wish that the tilt screen was a fully-articulating screen, like the one on the A99 II.

Over-all, I think this camera will be a winner, and if it drops in price like other Sony cameras have done, I can see myself buying one of these new when they hit $1,995 (if that ever happens). If not, then maybe in a year or two I'll buy a used one.

Dr Blackjack
Did you post the same objection in the D5 and 1Dx reviews?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 15:20 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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Saman Shamim: Excellent camera in terms of technology and performance. However, my deal breaker with Sony cameras is their unpleasant color reproduction. It just doesn't look "right" to me. I guess only Canon and Fuji colors cut it for me.

Color is a matter of opinion. I like Sony colors better than Canon (too orange) or Nikon (too green).

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
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Bueche: Gold for
".....compelling proposition for professionals who can't afford to miss a moment."

The intended target group make up exactly 0,004% of all existing ILC users. I'm not sure it should be enough to get a gold award - far from it actually.

So the awards are based on popularity? That's a new one!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Well, I really like the fact that this new camera has a big shooting buffer and lots of speed. I'm happy it's got a higher capacity battery and two memory card slots (though I wish both memory card slots were UHS-II speed). I like the fact that the new viewfinder is upgraded from the old one and that this camera has a touch screen, but I'm really surprised that it has just USB-2 instead of USB-3, because it could charge faster and offer more data speed for tethering and off-loading files with USB-3. Maybe a future model with have USB-C and two UHS-II slots.

I do wish that the tilt screen was a fully-articulating screen, like the one on the A99 II.

Over-all, I think this camera will be a winner, and if it drops in price like other Sony cameras have done, I can see myself buying one of these new when they hit $1,995 (if that ever happens). If not, then maybe in a year or two I'll buy a used one.

utomo99
What a stupid statement!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

sirok
The dance floor is easy to photograph because the dancers aren't moving in any direction very fast. Dancing around with crazy movements is easy compared to a runner coming straight at you or a football player running down the field.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

T3
You used to shoot weddings? Well you obviously couldn't cut it so your opinion is useless to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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endofoto: DXO published a9 lab results. It has a modest DR score of 13.3, much lower than crop sensor D7200 which has DR 14.6. Sony produces best sensors for Nikon, why did Sony back up? I think it is for video and/or speed.

I may be prejudiced because I own an A99ii but for me it's the best all purpose ICL camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

T3

It could be argued that a camera with more color depth, resolution and dynamic range would be better for weddings than the things you mention. I think the A7Rii would be a better wedding camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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tbcass: "The Sony Alpha 9 is the company's first camera aimed at professional wedding, action and sports photographers."

I'm sorry but in what way is the A9 aimed at wedding photographers? When was the last time you saw the bride and groom sprinting down the aisle? In the Sony line the A99ii and A7Rii would be better for weddings. I'm not a pro wedding photographer but I have shot many weddings as a second photographer as a favor of the bride or groom. Never have I felt the need to use a high speed camera.

KISAP

Those do not require a high speed camera with excellent tracking. They require a camera with fast continuous Auto focus which any decent DSLR has these days.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: No loosless compressed RAW, USB 2.0 interface and only one UHS-II SD card slot? On a $4500 "pro" camera? Well.. OK.......

If absolute best quality is your goal you should be using lossless RAW. For high speed file transfer there is a LAN port which is faster than any USB port.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 14:12 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: The problem of Sony, the history of Sony, the curse of Sony is that every single product they make, is half-baked. There is not ONE thing they have EVER made that actually got finished up. Never. Every single Sony product is like this. So now I've reached the conclusion that there is a "half-baked" department in each of the company's divisions, to un-tweak, screw-up & remove certain features before something goes into production.. cannot be a coincidence that this happens every single time on every single thing they do.

Without going any further on a longer list, let's see.. humm, USB3.1 came out in 2013 (4 years ago), USB3 came out in 2010 (7 years ago) & USB2 came out in 2000 (17 years ago). 17 years ago Sony was making cameras like the 2.6MP DSC-F55. Fast forward to today & Sony's most advanced & expensive digital still camera, uses a 17 year old interface.

There is no way this is because of an overlook or "technical difficulty". This was on their "let's f..k something up" list.

"But whether I am using a D200, D3s, or my D800, I still am using dynamic 9 or it's equivalent in the center of the frame because the things I shoot are framed that way."

Exactly. I don't understand DPRs obsession with a wide array of focal points. I always use center spot or a center group because it gives me absolute control over what the camera focuses on. It seems to me that a wide focus array is a crutch used by less skilled photographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 14:09 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: The problem of Sony, the history of Sony, the curse of Sony is that every single product they make, is half-baked. There is not ONE thing they have EVER made that actually got finished up. Never. Every single Sony product is like this. So now I've reached the conclusion that there is a "half-baked" department in each of the company's divisions, to un-tweak, screw-up & remove certain features before something goes into production.. cannot be a coincidence that this happens every single time on every single thing they do.

Without going any further on a longer list, let's see.. humm, USB3.1 came out in 2013 (4 years ago), USB3 came out in 2010 (7 years ago) & USB2 came out in 2000 (17 years ago). 17 years ago Sony was making cameras like the 2.6MP DSC-F55. Fast forward to today & Sony's most advanced & expensive digital still camera, uses a 17 year old interface.

There is no way this is because of an overlook or "technical difficulty". This was on their "let's f..k something up" list.

You really know the Nikon and Canon trolls are threatened by this camera when they post this trash talk. Yes, USB2. Who cares? Does any serious photographer use the USB port to transfer photos? I haven't done that in years!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2674 comments in total)
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endofoto: DXO published a9 lab results. It has a modest DR score of 13.3, much lower than crop sensor D7200 which has DR 14.6. Sony produces best sensors for Nikon, why did Sony back up? I think it is for video and/or speed.

Cameras tuned for speed, and that includes the D5, D500 and 1Dx, tend to have lower dynamic range and high iso scores

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 13:59 UTC
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