AlephNull

Lives in Australia Melbourne/Victoria, Australia
Joined on Dec 15, 2007

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gokhankuzu: The best FF sensors ever made: Pana S1R, Sony A7R3, Nikon Z7II. The Sony A1's sensor had poor results.
The IMX610 has not been a good sensor in terms of photo quality.

“It is not clear how the A1's sensor has passed the A7R II, which was released 6 years ago”

Oh, it is clear. The A1 sensor can provide 50 million samples of data in less than 1/250 (someone else quoted the measured time). That data can be captured as an image or used by the autofocus system. The A7RII can provide 42 million samples in around 1/15. That is a simple case of one of the ways the A1 sensor has surpassed the A7RII. There are other measures, but that one is a major difference. It is the reason why the A1 sensor is capable of operating without a mechanical shutter. Try using an A7RII to photograph something like a swinging bat in e-shutter mode, and observe the “rolling shutter” effect.

Oh. According to your gear list you don’t have any Sony cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2022 at 01:46 UTC
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Francis85: And? This IMX610 appears not to be the best sensor Sony has. As that sensor seems to be in the Z9. So really what's the point of this Sony marketing message?
Or... it might be that the sensor in the Z9 is not a Sony made, but one made by Aptina and then Aptina did a better job at bringing worlds currently best sensor into a camera at a lower cost.

So good for Sony to keep this specific sensor for themselves.
I think no other manufacturer cares a lot since they have one that excels this IMX610.

"why can't A1 do 120 fps at 12MP? The sensor should be able to do that, but it doesn't."

Who says the sensor can't do it? It is entirely possible that the sensor can do it, but Sony have not provided the ability to select that mode. I would not be surprised to hear that there are other things the sensor can do which are not available on the A1.

Or it is possible that this mode requires some hardware binning of data, and maybe that is not in the sensor in the A1.

Either way, this feature is not something I care about. It's presence or absence is not going to determine which camera I buy.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2022 at 20:43 UTC
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mferencz: A big engine in a tiny body. Unlike that Brontosaurus you know who.

I don't know what the A1 shutter sounds like. I've never used it. The A1 can shoot anything (except 1/400 sync speed) using electronic shutter, and that's how I use it.

Not sure how someone can judge the sound of the Z9 shutter, either...

I like the sound of silence :-D

And this article isn't Sony hyping anything. In fact, it's a report by a firm doing product analysis that's verging on industrial espionage.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2022 at 20:24 UTC
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aarif: at first I though it was overpriced but then came the Leica M11. now it seems dirt cheap

Well, cheaper. But never dirt.

:-D

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2022 at 20:17 UTC
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gokhankuzu: The best FF sensors ever made: Pana S1R, Sony A7R3, Nikon Z7II. The Sony A1's sensor had poor results.
The IMX610 has not been a good sensor in terms of photo quality.

The DxO rankings are not the final word on testing. Any process which takes an array of measurements to concoct a single number is flawed. If you have three sensors, and each is best in one area, you cannot describe any of them as the "winner".

The fact that you believe the A1 to be "not successful" and to have "poor results" says a lot about how you think, and nothing about the A1.

Top marks on trolling, though.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2022 at 20:16 UTC
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CTMRIGuy: It's fascinating to get an inside look into how 7Artisans crafts their lenses.

No, this is how they prototype their lenses…

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2022 at 05:11 UTC
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Vincenco: Toilet paper roll is definitely associated with the hole, but not the pin one.

I knew people were hoarding toilet paper, but I though it was because of the pandemic…

Sounds like it would have poor weather resistance :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2022 at 05:00 UTC

I'd have liked to see fewer monochrome shots.

(yeah, I know - Canada really is looking monochrome in that weather :-) ).

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2022 at 21:00 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Leica M11 initial review (736 comments in total)
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Lars: I’d be tempted by a more modern M with EVF, IBiS and the brilliant sensor of the SZL2S. 60MP for a street camera without IBIS makes no sense, and the lovely old Leica glass would als fare much better with lower resolution too. RF is really challenging for me with eye glasses, and constantly caring about calibration is no fun.

That's interesting. I was told that the focus distance was vital for accurate stabilisation.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2022 at 10:50 UTC
On article Leica M11 initial review (736 comments in total)
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Lars: I’d be tempted by a more modern M with EVF, IBiS and the brilliant sensor of the SZL2S. 60MP for a street camera without IBIS makes no sense, and the lovely old Leica glass would als fare much better with lower resolution too. RF is really challenging for me with eye glasses, and constantly caring about calibration is no fun.

IBIS needs to know where the lens is focused to work - the M mount has no way to convey that information. So IBIS is impossible.

It's like demanding AF on this camera - equally impossible.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 19:28 UTC
On article Leica M11 initial review (736 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Oh goodness… Anyone who doesn’t want one is probably lying. As Jobs might have put it, “Look at it; it’s beautiful”. But don’t worry, it’s ok to take the pi$$ out of Leica’s pricing.

Had an M9. Got the Leica-curiosity out of my system. Genuinely not interested.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 06:45 UTC
On article Leica M11 initial review (736 comments in total)
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Relaxed: 2 seconds boot time is ridiculous.

2 seconds gives you time to Relax. Your shots will be more stable if you let your heart rate slow down…

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 06:37 UTC
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snapa: Is it actually true that this $9,000 camera does not have AF? I'm only asking because a few people below said that it does not have it. I'd really like to know if that is true.

Also, is there a reason why Leica could not have integrated the EVF into the body, rather than having that snap-on accessory? My six year old a6300 has one, and cost $8,000 less. How hard is it to integrate an EVF into a rangefinder style camera?

Does this camera have 4K video, add on grip, or any weather sealing? I did not see that in the specs either.

Assuming you are not trolling…

The M mount has no provision for AF - there is no way for the camera to change the focus on an M lens. There is also no way for the camera to change the aperture, either - the aperture is set by an aperture ring in the lens.

The M mount dates back to the dark ages of photography, long before this new-tangled ideas came into popularity.

Don’t worry about. You don’t have to buy one :-D

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 06:35 UTC
On article Leica M11 initial review (736 comments in total)

Those specs are very detailed on page 2.

😉

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 06:24 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
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Pseu_Pseu_Pseudonym: It just keeps getting better and better.

Sony will need to give the A1 another price drop.

You paid AUD11k for an A1? Ouch! That’s more the the RRP at launch. I paid just under 10k, ordered the day it was announced. And I thought that was a fair price, particularly considering that the preorder price on a Canon 1Ds III was AUD11k in 2007 dollars!

The Z9 has some interesting features, but not enough to make up for the weight as far as I am concerned. The R3 has one interesting feature (that eye-directed AF).

I am looking forward to see the rest of this generation of Sony cameras. The A9II and A7RV will make it clear what Sony’s vision for their range looks like.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2022 at 04:16 UTC
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JPM29: And who is going to use these amazing speed with tons of megapixel to process later and hundred of photos where you will pick one only ? Nonsense only good to show good specs.

@MikeRan - doesn't matter what speed you card is, because the buffer in the A1 is large, and it takes a while to fill. The speed of the card affects how long it takes to drain that buffer.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 10:07 UTC
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Pseu_Pseu_Pseudonym: It just keeps getting better and better.

Sony will need to give the A1 another price drop.

I preordered the A1 at the same price you did, and I noticed that price, too. But since I got mine I've shot 80 000 images (I only shoot stills), and thoroughly enjoyed doing so. When I saw that price my first reaction was "do I want another one?"

But hey, if you want to resent it, I can't stop you :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 09:47 UTC
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dash2k8: Regardless of brand, I don't see why any of us would ever need to burst up to 8 seconds. Unless it means the buffer could hold up to 8 seconds?

I guess you don't photograph birds in flight? I've shot bursts of over 10 seconds of birds in flight, with the intent of getting good wing positions. This is at 20 fps so that's over 200 images.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 09:24 UTC
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Stig Nygaard: I couldn't stop thinking that Jordan had lost the mic (Had fallen of his shirt and was laying next to him on the chair?)...

But besides that, I think the chip and supply crisis will prevent focus on lower-end but high quantity cameras. Focus will still be on high-end low quantity (but higher profit pr camera) camera models.

I believe/hope Canon will debut an APS-C camera for RF-mount. But it will be high-end. Maybe the "R7" I'm hoping for? ;-)
I also think that Canon will keep EF-M alive some more time. Probably not the original plan, but because they won't/can't introduce cheaper cameras for RF mount (fullframe or APS-C), they will postpone the death of EF-M.

Yes, you get one slight advantage using the mechanical shutter on the A1.

However my point was that the A1 was the first able to shoot studio flash with e-shutter. That was the last hurdle to using e-shutter alone - I can attest that you don't need to use the mechanical shutter on the A1 (I haven't!).

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2022 at 10:30 UTC
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User1234567890: My favorite RUMORS for 2022:

- Panny full frame with PDAF and fast like A1/Z9.
- shuterless A9iii with 1.8ms readout , 60fps , 120 AF/AE
- 7r5 with 102MP
- variant of Canon R5 with better video skills
- canon and fuji apsc with 8K recording

I don't think Sony will be precious about the A1. It's going to be the camera for high res / high speed, but an A9III will be all speed, just as an A7RV will be all res.

Sony doesn't mind if you buy all three - they had a bunch of us buying both an A9 and an A7R before the A1 came out, and if you've bought an A1, they'll happily sell you an A9III and an A7RV (or only one if the A1 gives you enough to skip the other).

And if the A1 is all you need, they won't mind selling you a second one :-D

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2022 at 07:18 UTC
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