keeponkeepingon

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retr01976: The images look pretty much like every camera on the market these days both crop and FF...

" like every camera on the market these days both crop and FF..."

Exactly. I'm even thinking for the many sunny day outdoor shots my iphone would have done just as well.......

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 05:51 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Wow. 171 images and not a single one taken with the lens sony sells with the camera? (28-70 mm )

While it is nice to see these pictures with the pricey sony glass (other than the few with the $550 85mm prime, every other lens is $800-$1700), It'd be really nice to get a few pictures with the kit lens to give folks an idea if they should spend the extra $200 for the 28-70.

"Not typically who this camera is gunning for"

It's one of the cheapest modern full frame bodies available and Sony's selling it with the kit lens so they must feel there is some sort of market for it.

"Actually, thee are people like myself who will be getting the A7III as their first semi-professional camera so the kit lens is very important."

Exactly. This is sony's low end. I'm sure a lot of folks will buy it with the kit lens (the package is only $200) and are curious as to what the IQ would be like versus the $1600 huge chunks of glass used in a lot of these pictures.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 05:47 UTC

Wow. 171 images and not a single one taken with the lens sony sells with the camera? (28-70 mm )

While it is nice to see these pictures with the pricey sony glass (other than the few with the $550 85mm prime, every other lens is $800-$1700), It'd be really nice to get a few pictures with the kit lens to give folks an idea if they should spend the extra $200 for the 28-70.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 12:38 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
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keeponkeepingon: Some of the pictures by Rishi have no lens information. The exif data for lens reads:

"E-Mount, T-Mount, Other Lens or no lens 137 mm
(Max aperture f/5)"

(example)
https://4.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS6000x4000~sample_galleries/6769434587/2368912765.jpg

Were these taken using a non-E-mount adapted lens or a new sony lens?

Thanks!

Here's what's in the exif data:

Lens Type E-Mount, T-Mount, Other Lens or no lens
Lens Spec FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 OSS

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 12:20 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Some of the pictures by Rishi have no lens information. The exif data for lens reads:

"E-Mount, T-Mount, Other Lens or no lens 137 mm
(Max aperture f/5)"

(example)
https://4.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS6000x4000~sample_galleries/6769434587/2368912765.jpg

Were these taken using a non-E-mount adapted lens or a new sony lens?

Thanks!

Using windowss file property the lens maker and lens model is empty.

The String I quoted above comes from plugging the URL into jeferies exif viewer

http://exif.regex.info/exif.cgi

As the dpreview viewer is showing the correct lens information for all the other pictures I"m wonder what happened in the camera or processing with the ones with the missing lens data.

It looks like I failed to scroll all the way down on jeffery's site and the lens data while not in in the "basic info" in the lens properties at the top of the page (which is where I copied the above string) it is in the xmp and exif data below.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 11:33 UTC
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BobT3218: While they are at it, how about making it easier to take portrait shots, I don't know, rotate the sensor 90° perhaps. You may not have noticed it but the world is going vertical. According David Pogue's article "Video Disorientation" in the March issue of Scientific American, 72% of millennials take their smatphone pics and videos vertically. I do it and I'm sure you do it as well. Sure one can hold the phone horizontally but that takes two hands, few do it. The media industry has noticed.

regarding "Sure one can hold the phone horizontally but that takes two hands, few do it."

I'm trying to wrap my mind around this..... Why does it take two hands to hold a phone horizontally? I always use one hand when shooting in landscape/horizontally (including selfies), doesn't everyone?

The only time I hold my phone vertically is when doing a panorama, as that maxes out the resolution.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 03:15 UTC

Some of the pictures by Rishi have no lens information. The exif data for lens reads:

"E-Mount, T-Mount, Other Lens or no lens 137 mm
(Max aperture f/5)"

(example)
https://4.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS6000x4000~sample_galleries/6769434587/2368912765.jpg

Were these taken using a non-E-mount adapted lens or a new sony lens?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 03:10 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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keepreal: Why is everybody so keen on mirrorless? To my way of thinking, it is like driving a car without wheels.

If you know your stuff you can look at a scene in real life or through an OVF and know what the tones will translate to in the image. You do not need a pesky EVF to approximate that badly for you.

"Tamron 28-75 f2.8 you can get a relatively small package to move around with. I would rather go on vacation with the A7III and that Tamron lens "

Is the 28-75 out yet???? I can't find it anywhere?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 15:37 UTC
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Nick8: I suppose Canon will ditch the backwards lens compatibility (meaning the "old" lenses will work only with adapter) for the opportunity to introduce a new mount. The EF-M mount has a diameter which is too small, so they cannot use it.
Why would they strain the lens design for years to come for the sake of few more cameras sold to the owners of existing lenses? They will make more money in long term with a new mount, because they will sell also new lenses.
Many years ago, when they introduced the current EF mount, they sacrificed the backwards lens compatibility. It was the right decision on long term. They will do the same again.
On the other hand "rumor" on DPR site is actually fact, so most likely it's already done.

Is it really?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 11:36 UTC

Probably not true or dpreview would be under their normal pre-release NDA and you would not be seeing this here.

"I’m very confident we’re going to see something announced before the end of Q1 in 2019."

lol . Crazy that they would release this right after photokina? But gosh still a year away from anything tangible?

I'm guessing a lot of the groundless predictions will be probably be true as it's the easiest route for canon to take:

EF-M adapter will be required for legacy lenses but like the original EOS-M they'll throw one in for "free" to lure in early adapters.

Like the latest onslaught of M bodies with almost no glass I'm guessing maybe one token full frame capable EF-M mount lens will be released with the body. I'm guessing a 50mm as it's lacking on the EF-M mount and by now canon can design those in it's sleep. It'll be small cute and "Tack sharp" and appeal to both APS-C and full frame EOS-M owners.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 07:48 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
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Tommi K1: Two ways:

Slim body, comes with mount adapter between current one and a new mount for mirrorless. Require customers eventually to buy a new mount lenses, and Canon to produce two line of lenses for legacy and then new mirrorless.

A existing body like 6D or 1D where nothing really changes than just removing mirror and OVF. Apply more CPU processing and take advantages of new possibilities and be 100% compatible with existing lenses. Nothing really change physically and it is forward proof, but mirrorless with huge EVF and so on. Later on they can make a slimmer body but flange distance is current so mount just extends outward slightly.

Anyways, Canon can not really abandon their current lenses and customers, as that is too risky for them to drive to competition if people needs to anyways buy new lenses. And new lenses requirement and they don't get people to swap. Used lens market prices drop etc.

Good point T3. And it makes my happy that I picked up several of the genuine canon adapters for $34 when the EOS-M flopped in the USA and they had a firesale on all things EOS-M

Amazing price graph on that overpriced chunk of metal:

https://camelcamelcamel.com/Canon-Adapter-Lenses-6098B002-White/product/B00CJZDO1G

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 07:19 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Update on the banding issue?

You (dpreview) have had the camera for some time and performed a zillion tests.

Is the banding an issue or non-issue?

Thanks!

Thanks for the clarification AstroStan!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 10:26 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Thanks for the chuckles. Fun read.....

" we will never ignore APS-C."

Ha. They already have, 5 years since the A58 release (curent USA model), four years since the A6000/A5100 release, no new APS-C lenses in four years, none on the roadmap.

"Do you think we’ll see mostly mirrorless cameras at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo?
Yes."

Ha!

So I missed a lens in January 2018 and a $3500 super35 cinema lens released in in 2016.

I'm still not feeling the Sony APS-C love.

"wrong again, as usual for you:"

lol. Get a life OSV . There's more to life than promoting sony prodcuts on every sony and canon thread:

https://www.dpreview.com/members/8708067633/overview

Gosh that's only 14 hours......

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 10:25 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: The EOS-M6 is a bit of surprise.

If you are lovin canon so much why not the SL2? You get all of the features of the M6, a better selection of native lenses, and OVF

Besides the OVF (essential for the beach) you also get full compatibility with canon speedlights. Unlike the EOS-M6 the SL2 can use the nice AF assist beam built into speedlights which is nicer than the lamp built into their cameras; a real asset for focusing in low/available light. For example I've had folks yell at me to turn off the flash when it was just the on-camera af assist lamp.

Finally there is the price. The high MSRP of the EOS-M6, especially if you include the adapter puts it in a league where there is a ton of competition arguably better for parents. Sitting at the low end of the canon ILC pricing spectrum the SL2 is has a lot fewer similarly priced alternatives to compete with.

pixelDoc, in liveview it has the same DPAF as the EOS-M6.

So you get that plus an OVF versus the M6 where you are SOL on sunny days at the beach.

Plus, as I use center point AF (esp with fast lenses), I'm not really that concerned with the lack of OVF focus points......

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 10:06 UTC

Update on the banding issue?

You (dpreview) have had the camera for some time and performed a zillion tests.

Is the banding an issue or non-issue?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 07:36 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
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De Fotoman: Let me "translate" the bit about weather sealing to straight up language.

Dpreview:
"Your weather sealing seemed pretty bad in recent tests, what's up with that?"

Sonyboy:
"Yes, we weather seal our cameras"

Dpreview:
"OK, thank you"

Now this some first class journalism, exemplary.

it's not a journalistic endeavor. It's a web site that when all is said and done was purchased by amazon to promote camera sales. (not impugning their integrity; the amazon relation ownership is clearly stated). It's like if a chrysler dealership purchased the NYT then the NYT interviewed lee iacoca (or whoever is currently running chrysler into the ground). Dpreview is all about maintaining a positive relationship with the big guys. I'm guessing sony may even have had a chance to preview this and make "clarifications".

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 10:19 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Thanks for the chuckles. Fun read.....

" we will never ignore APS-C."

Ha. They already have, 5 years since the A58 release (curent USA model), four years since the A6000/A5100 release, no new APS-C lenses in four years, none on the roadmap.

"Do you think we’ll see mostly mirrorless cameras at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo?
Yes."

Ha!

"bottom line"

I don't think most folks looking for a compact APS-C are going to choose a lens that weighs more than and is bigger than the body.

Sure it may be great for a certain niche but the size is similar to A7RII with the 24mm F1.8 (equivalent focal length, probably faster equivalent aperture)

http://camerasize.com/compact/#535.728,624.85,ha,t

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 10:15 UTC
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Jefftan: " because the majority of the market is APS-C"

for all those obsessed by full frame, a good reminder
for me because of price/weight, only use sub frame

either MFT or Sony APS-C
(not fuji for X-trans, not Canon for 1.6x crop/ lens lineup)

"almost itentical"

So the biggest APS-C DSLR is as big as the Smallest full frame DSLR? Folks concerned with price/weight aren't buying 80Ds, that's more in the M100 or SL2's wheelhouse.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 06:19 UTC

Thanks for the chuckles. Fun read.....

" we will never ignore APS-C."

Ha. They already have, 5 years since the A58 release (curent USA model), four years since the A6000/A5100 release, no new APS-C lenses in four years, none on the roadmap.

"Do you think we’ll see mostly mirrorless cameras at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo?
Yes."

Ha!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 06:17 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
On article Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE sample gallery and impressions (157 comments in total)
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FrequencyDancer: Would be great to see some samples shot on the 24MP APS-C bodies like the A6xxx/A5xxx series.

Good quality small light lenses are what the E system sorely needs to make the most of the smaller APS-C form factor, (off-center) IQ of the two Sony pancake primes is really quite poor.

I'm thinking this lens paired with an A5100 could offer excellent IQ in a very compact and light form factor.

"so they must be bulkier."

Yet the 16-50 kit lens has OSS (internal stabilization) and it's one of the smallest kit lenses on the market.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 07:39 UTC
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