keeponkeepingon

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On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (781 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: " Yes, the a9 has an amazing buffer that I never once hit, but that buffer takes a good amount of time to clear."

According to Tony Northrup that "good amount of time" is up to 2 minutes.

Insane.

What functions where not available while the buffer was clearing.? Can you review images from the burst?

Thanks!
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Rishi Sanyal

This is the first time I've read any info from dpreview that you can't switch the mode to video for 2 minutes after a burst. Will this make it into your coverage/review or will you ignore the burst/lockout issue as you did for the A6300 review?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:49 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (781 comments in total)
In reply to:

keeponkeepingon: " Yes, the a9 has an amazing buffer that I never once hit, but that buffer takes a good amount of time to clear."

According to Tony Northrup that "good amount of time" is up to 2 minutes.

Insane.

What functions where not available while the buffer was clearing.? Can you review images from the burst?

Thanks!
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Thematic / Lone Wolf acccording to Tony N you can only access the FN menu not the full menu.

2 minutes to be denied any functionality is a gosh awful time in a camera of this price/class.

Esstee Tony N claims the 2 minute time is for a Fast card. What is your magic 4 times faster card and your source that it's 36 seconds not two minutes after a full burst?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:47 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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fyngyrz: Honestly, if you're going to try to show what a camera body can do, shoot with good primes. If you shlock up what reaches the sensor with a compromise lens, you're giving entirely the wrong impression.

"an the iPhone zoom from 18-55? How are the images "flat"?"

Dual lens iphone 7 plus comes pretty dang close to that range. When I'm using a kit lens it's usually either get as wide as possible or get as zoomy as possible so I can see a dual lens solution working for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:41 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (298 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Since you've handled the A9 can you comment on Tony's Northrups claim that the camera takes 2 minutes to clear a full buffer?

Ref:
"Sony a9 buffer: 220 compressed raw, 113 uncompressed, 1 or 2 cards 👍🏼Buffer takes 2 minutes to clear & no video or menu til it's done"
https://twitter.com/tonynorthrup/status/855112319080288257

Thematic have you handled the A9? Because according to tony N you can't access the full menu, only the quick menu.

patunes what do you mean by fast slow card slot?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (781 comments in total)

" Yes, the a9 has an amazing buffer that I never once hit, but that buffer takes a good amount of time to clear."

According to Tony Northrup that "good amount of time" is up to 2 minutes.

Insane.

What functions where not available while the buffer was clearing.? Can you review images from the burst?

Thanks!
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Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 00:11 UTC as 62nd comment | 8 replies
On article Sony a9 first look videos (298 comments in total)

Since you've handled the A9 can you comment on Tony's Northrups claim that the camera takes 2 minutes to clear a full buffer?

Ref:
"Sony a9 buffer: 220 compressed raw, 113 uncompressed, 1 or 2 cards 👍🏼Buffer takes 2 minutes to clear & no video or menu til it's done"
https://twitter.com/tonynorthrup/status/855112319080288257

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:33 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)

What kind of sports shooter can wait 2 mintues for a camera to clear the buffer during which time most of the functions and image preview is locked out?

Just mentioning this because I felt screwed with the way dpreview glossed over this issue on the A6XXXX and I can't stand using it for sports.

I understand and accept the long transfer time given the speed of SD cards but the fact that they can't figure out how to let you do other stuff such as operate the menu during the buffer transfer is crazy given the cost of the A9 and the market they are gunning for.

Ref:
"Sony a9 buffer: 220 compressed raw, 113 uncompressed, 1 or 2 cards 👍🏼Buffer takes 2 minutes to clear & no video or menu til it's done"
https://twitter.com/tonynorthrup/status/855112319080288257

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies

The raw data is not available to the public and we we are being spoonfed sony's interpretation (with no added value from dprevew) but some folks that have access note that this is not based on actual total sales but a survey of "retail stores".

Now honestly who shops at retail stores any more? We use them to try out some cameras then go online and find the best price.

Also for me the main take-away is that canon is number one. It's a bit fanboyish by dpreview to just regurgitate sony's press release and headline: Sony's #2! but ignore the #1 result.....

To be specific Brittany Hillen did not once type the word Canon in an article on Full Frame market leaders.

Inconceivable!

If you are just printing sony press releases why do you need "journalists"

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 08:05 UTC as 61st comment
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RichyjV: Shame on you DPR for re-reporting this baseless press release as fact. Anyone with any experience of statistics can see holes all over this immediately, its one data point!

Presume the next set of stats where Sony have a quiet month will have a headline "Sony is now the #4 full frame camera maker in Europe" or something similar?

Actually, by this logic just have a flash sale of your old inventory in a quiet month, and then post that you now are the leading seller (based on one month, once, and definitely not on the 6 months before or after).

It's based on a survey of "retail stores".

Now honestly who shops at retail stores any more? We use them to try out some cameras then go online and find the best price.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 08:02 UTC
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dgc4rter: Over the last few years, Sony have constantly pushed out new and innovative camera products. Aside from their FF ILC, we have the only other FF compact of two currently available on the market, the amazing RX100 and its bigger brother the RX10. They have the sensor market by the b@lls and can dictate what they do with it.

Meanwhile, Canon and especially Nikon can only give us tech updates on existing models but nothing truly innovative in a market that's been declining for some time."The times they are a changing..."

" Aside from their FF ILC, we have"

lol "we"? DO you work for sony? How much do they pay you per comment dgc4rter?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:58 UTC
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Chev Chelios: Is this lens really what EF-S system owners having been crying out for?

Canon had a 9 year head start on Fuji with their APS-C lens system. Fuji X now has 5 prime lenses which are 35mm or wider that have apertures of f2 or wider. Fuji also has an ultra wide 14mm f2.8.

Canon on the other hand STILL has no fast wide angle EF-S primes. If you want faster than f2.8 in a prime you need to pay much more to get the larger and bulkier L equivalent.

" Sony realised this and pretty much only makes full frame lenses now."

Thats' a good point with sony abandoning the crop sensor lens market.

For myself I've got feet in both systems but I am leaning towards dumping my sony stuff and siding with canon just because they are putting out affordable lenses (crop and full frame) with great IQ while lately sony seems focused on producing expensive lenses that only pros and dentists/lawyers can afford.

quarrycat does MF/FF reduce big-nose/perspective distortion? I though that was a function of distance from the lens and not sensor size????

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:46 UTC
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Chev Chelios: Is this lens really what EF-S system owners having been crying out for?

Canon had a 9 year head start on Fuji with their APS-C lens system. Fuji X now has 5 prime lenses which are 35mm or wider that have apertures of f2 or wider. Fuji also has an ultra wide 14mm f2.8.

Canon on the other hand STILL has no fast wide angle EF-S primes. If you want faster than f2.8 in a prime you need to pay much more to get the larger and bulkier L equivalent.

I think he means there is not a good EF-S portrait lens.

But they really don't need one the EF 50mm F1.8 STM is smaller than sony's EF-S 50mm. It's so small that you can add an adapter to it and on the EOS-M it's just as big as the sony's crop version.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 10:07 UTC

Arguably this is one of the few point and shoot niches that is justified these days.

A DSLR with a 960mm zoom would be incredibly huge and the superzoom trick is something the smart phones have not mastered (yet).

What canon/etc need to work on in this niche is AF speed, burst speed and of course sensor quality.

If Canon etc can keep on hammering on those weeknesses and offer significant improvements each generation I can see this niche surviving another 5 years or so.

For myself I have DSLRs, a mirorless camer, an iphone 6s and panasonics eqivalent of this camera (TZ something). Yeah I take most of the pictures with the iphone but if I want something a little better without the bulk of the canons I grab the travel zoom and throw it in my coat pocket or a little pouch.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 08:40 UTC as 11th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)

Which is better this or the old 70D? Both cost about the same, tough choice!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 08:19 UTC as 13th comment
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Chev Chelios: Is this lens really what EF-S system owners having been crying out for?

Canon had a 9 year head start on Fuji with their APS-C lens system. Fuji X now has 5 prime lenses which are 35mm or wider that have apertures of f2 or wider. Fuji also has an ultra wide 14mm f2.8.

Canon on the other hand STILL has no fast wide angle EF-S primes. If you want faster than f2.8 in a prime you need to pay much more to get the larger and bulkier L equivalent.

I'm guessing canon sees the APS-C crowd as the low end and as such have been focusing on affordable versus fast lenses.

On the wide end Fuji has nothing comparable to the 10-18mm zoom which I'd rather have instead of some botique fast prime only the pros can afford.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 07:47 UTC

Is this identical (optically) to the EF-M version?

As an eos-m owner my biggest question will be to use native or adapted.

Adapted gives me greater flexibility but a little bigger size. If optically they are identical I'd go with the adapted version.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 07:44 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies

After reading the horrible "surfing" article I almost did not look at this one. Glad I did, it's everything the surfing article wasn't:

A specific location detailed we can find and go to ourselves
A narrative on what it took to "get the shot"
A bunch of useful tips on taking photographs at the falls.

Maybe those three elements should be used judging if these type of road trip articles are relevant to the dpreview crowd?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 15:11 UTC as 7th comment
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elsen029: Where are the surfing pictures the title promises? Oh, it's the TRIP that is documented, not the surfing, right?

Very mediocre article, DPR.

The trip isn't even documented. They don't mention a single town or beach name. It's just a bunch of random pictures from main with no real rhyme or reason.....

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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They call me Hans: For an article about documenting surfing, there was a serious absence of people actually surfing.

they don't give a lot of context. Name of the town, name of the beach etc would have been nice but I guess from the "tri-state" area it's all just maine....

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 22:45 UTC

It's a travel web site but nowhere does it tell you where they went to surf, where they stayed etc.

Tons of pictures of random maine stuff and one.... one surfing picture.

For the dpreview crowd it's equally disappointing. Nothing about the process, gear, art just that surfing is his muse or something.

It's like one long "I took a picture" on a road trip.

Here's a direct link to the one surfing picture if you are not in the mood for going through random maine pictures looking for it:

https://i2.wp.com/travel.resourcemagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170214_surf_606.jpg

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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