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PPierre: I try to compare this with an A7rII, and suddenly don't see the point of this camera. All the lenses will cost more than top-notch FF lenses, while being slower and not able to give as shallow a DOF as what you could get with faster FF lenses. For instance, the 110f2.0 will not even have the shallow DOF of Sony's GM85f1.4, while it will sure cost as much or more. Same for the 23f4 compared to the Batis 18f2.8, and so on.

Of course, one could say it's 50MP, compared to 42MP for the A7rII, but is that such a big difference ? IMO, nope.

If you absolutely want a MF, I can understand the desire for this, but otherwise, practically, it's a non revolution for IQ. Sony probably is close to it, Nikon will get there too, and Canon has showed that with their new sensors, they will be back in the sensor competition again.

"I dislike the price tag of the MF, and the market that's using them, fancy schmency names in photography - overrated high on ego hipster fashion promoting, silly concepts loving stubborn egoistic medocre pros standing out because of only on thing - they shoot Hasseblads!"

You have issues. Medium format is hipster? Since when?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
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inmagine: Nope... no interest... no leaf shutter lenses. The single biggest advantage of MF (for me) is the ability to sync flash above 1/250th of a second. This one will be limited to 1/125th of a second. No problem in studio, but very limiting for location work... and the whole idea of a smaller, lighter MF camera with weather sealing is that it will be good for location work.

Flash isn't for everyone.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 01:25 UTC
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PPierre: I try to compare this with an A7rII, and suddenly don't see the point of this camera. All the lenses will cost more than top-notch FF lenses, while being slower and not able to give as shallow a DOF as what you could get with faster FF lenses. For instance, the 110f2.0 will not even have the shallow DOF of Sony's GM85f1.4, while it will sure cost as much or more. Same for the 23f4 compared to the Batis 18f2.8, and so on.

Of course, one could say it's 50MP, compared to 42MP for the A7rII, but is that such a big difference ? IMO, nope.

If you absolutely want a MF, I can understand the desire for this, but otherwise, practically, it's a non revolution for IQ. Sony probably is close to it, Nikon will get there too, and Canon has showed that with their new sensors, they will be back in the sensor competition again.

Massive quantities of dumb pilled into your post. Here is my favorite brown nugget:

"Canon has showed that with their new sensors, they will be back in the sensor competition again."

So your solution is to wait 5 or 6 years for Canon to catch up to fujifilm and Sony (who makes this mf sensor) before Canon has something similar? By then the mk2 version will likely be out.

Professionals don't think like that. They are professional because they work and use tools for a living.

Doing nothing as your post suggests accomplishes just that.... Nothing.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (430 comments in total)
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Morvegil: Most sony users have moved to Mirrorless. Dead tech here.

Even if they have, who cares.

Nothing wrong with cameras that aren't huge sellers.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (430 comments in total)
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kobakokh: A99ii is great camera, of course. Just two problems are there - price of camera and not many really great new A-mount lenses for such high resolution sensor. I think Sony will produces soon that lenses, but, again, i think they will be very big size and very expensive... Also there are no third party manufacturers' lenses for A-mount now... And there are one little question: such fast camera usually want for sport photography, but without such high resolution, its not big problem, user can set low resolution or make crop, but for me its will be better if Sony will put in sport-like camera less resolution but highest iso effective sensor...

Tons of incredible Sigma and Tamron aount lenses.

Don't spread bs.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (430 comments in total)
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Lassoni: Sony shouldn't have abandoned their A mount the way they did. Bodies alone wont sell that well, need new glass with fast AF + OIS (IBIS alone isn't the answer for longer lenses).

And how mamy Canon lenses are great for video? Silent irises and af motors? Few.

Goes both ways.

No brand is perfect.

It's simple through, you evaluate the current offerings, buy or rent what you need and that's it. Sell when they don't suit your needs anymore.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (430 comments in total)
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Irakly Shanidze: Played with it this morning. It was well worth the wait. at $3500 it offers more than my Leica SL, and it is actually smaller! Also, whoever says that Carl Zeiss lens lineup is not large enough for professional photography, is not me :)

And to add, the support for the a mount from Sigma, Tamron, etc has always been great.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (430 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Oddly enough, Sony needed a full frame E-mount camera with dual card slots, greater battery capacity, a larger body for better ergonomics and maybe even a top LED like the Leica SL. Instead, we're being offered yet another A-mount parts bin special. I'm glad that Sony is offering a final(?) full frame body for the handful of remaining Maxxum/A-mount loyalists, although it would be hard to get rid of stockpiled A-mount lenses without any camera bodies on offer. This thing looks like it will linger on the market for a few years and sell in relatively small volumes. The downside, is that Sony is wasting resources and market momentum on a dead product line.

"parts bin special" but also claim they are wasting resources?

Can't be both.

Noflashplease user congrats -for the biggest dumb comment of the month

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 23:41 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (430 comments in total)
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Thomas KP Lee: On A99 mark I, one issue is the shutter lag is much longer than the top of the line camera such as 1Dx, make shooting of action with flash, such as dance, difficult. Wonder what the shutter lag will be on the A99 II?

Thing of the past for Sony. Your talking 5+ years ago.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
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Teila Day: About time! I don't know how many times I've posted that the "writing was on the wall." You don't have to have a special line on corporate secrets, just a shred of common sense. Look at the greater photographic landscape. FF is just running out of Oomph and marketability. There's technical reasons why MF has advantages but there's also a very basic marketing reality as well. FF isn't "shiny and new" compared to MF. Most photographers dont know MF was practically the most popular format decades ago... people too casually call MF a "specialize tool". It's not.

The only reason MF isn't as popular as it once was is due to system price. The only reason MF hasn't become smaller, better AF, etc., was because manufacturers like Hasselblad, Phase, Mamiya and Rollei could get away with it; like Ferrari got away with building trash in the 80's (I digress).

MF can't get away with a single focus point and poor electronics today. Margins are thin & competition is heating up...

good!

Better version of what you typed:

FF isn't going anywhere for other manufacturers but this fuji is a welcome addition to the photography world.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
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photosplv: Somebody said it's sensor is made by Sony? is that true?

Yes

The world's best.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
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sknai16: Very exciting. I'd go right from APS-C to MF. On another hand, why would you pay double for a different camera with the same sensor. You get pretty good quality from the 5DR.

Wrong

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:42 UTC
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WalPhoto: Not much information on shooting handheld in hires; may be they didn't achieve it as they wanted? Otherwise, totally cool body, my OM5 got somehow old :o)!

?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
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Bershatsky: Cool, awesome, and neato, but how will it function as a family or event camera? How about sports? How's its autofocus? How does it compare to the competition?

Lmao

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:36 UTC
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daddyo: I can't wait for the equivalence arguments to start on the Canon, Nikon, and Sony forums. :-)
Where's the popcorn?

No popcorn

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
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notpc: What will this thing do that the Canon 5Ds can't? More dynamic range? Better high ISO? Something else?

All of the above.

The Sony sensor is proven to be exceptional. List anything the Canon 5ds has for image quality.... The fuji will be better.

It's that simple.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:19 UTC
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Old Cameras: Weird. A-mount? That's kind of whiskey tango foxtrot isn't it? Certainly nothing wrong with A-mount but this is definitely a case of mixed signals. It is a way to sell more 42mp sensors though and more volume probably doesn't hurt.

Edit ment a mount cameras are larger.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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Old Cameras: Weird. A-mount? That's kind of whiskey tango foxtrot isn't it? Certainly nothing wrong with A-mount but this is definitely a case of mixed signals. It is a way to sell more 42mp sensors though and more volume probably doesn't hurt.

A mount is larger and easier (atm) to cool for the massive video specs. Did you see the fps? Incredible.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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EXX: Great specs! But why no pop-up flash? A pop-up flash can be very handy as a last resort or as wireless controller.

What is next, an A88 budget version, with a 24 MP sensor similar to the A7II sensor?

Nit pick

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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PanchoVilla: Yay, another niche system. I can't wait to hear Zack Arias back track and say medium format is the future after saying APS-C was good enough with the X series!

Nathan just owned Pancho keyboard boy.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
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