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On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: I'm starting to wonder just how much money Sony is slipping DPReview (under the table) to do 6 different front page showcase articles on this camera in less than 2 months... and OH PALEEEEEEZE... with it's crappy dynamic range... it's neither working wonders or shetting blunders... :P

Gary shoots the Nikon D500 - and how many articles, videos, and hands on guides did they share?

https://www.dpreview.com/search/?query=nikon%20d500&terms=nikon%20d500

I lost count at over 30+

If its new, it gets coverage. Deal with it.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: I had suspected that speed would imply a cost in base ISO DR. It had happened to the 21MP sensor in the D5 as well.

Curiously, the cost is much less in the D500, but it's not as fast asthe D5.

For most mortals, the speed in these cameras is not relevant, so it's better to go for the "slower" versions, 6-7 fps is pretty good already.

a camera like this or the D5, 1Dx isn't just about 6-7 fps.

Read up on the other features these cameras provide professionals.

Its extensive.

If you typed your post wrong and meant "slower settings" then thats a different discussion and of course up to the user.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
On article Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM sample gallery (96 comments in total)
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Kainecons: Did Sony buy DPReview or something??

Kainecons cut it out.

You choose where to click on the internet.

Thats a pathetic excuse.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I myself long ago gave up pixel-peeping. If an image looks great on my pro-grade, color-corrected monitor, I'm not going to worry about how it will look in print. Truth is, I never print anything taken in a dark venue anyway. Every print is a studio or outdoor natural light shot. Can someone tell me (this is an honest question, not a rhetorical challenge) if he/she has ever printed something taken at extreme ISO settings?

Raising ISO has more to do with freezing action for a camera like this - ie boosting the needed shutter speed to prevent blur to compensate for existing lighting.

Respectfully I think you are confused about how cameras like the 1Dx, D5, and a9 are to be used.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)
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photoMEETING: Very nice numbers indeed.

But for me any EVF is a nightmare.

Been there, done that. Thanks, but no thanks.

I use Canon and OVF but tried the a9 and it was VERY fluid and exciting to NOT have any black out. In that regard (and provided screen information) it was actually superior to an OVF. The lack of flickering was refreshing and easy on my eyes.

If you dont like EVF, thats one thing, but don't group them all together.

Its like saying "I dove a Prius so a Tesla is crap because its electric."

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)
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photoMEETING: Very nice numbers indeed.

But for me any EVF is a nightmare.

Been there, done that. Thanks, but no thanks.

"Been there, done that."

No you haven't - this EVF is the first of its kind in the world so unless you have used the actual a9, I wouldn't make that claim. Its different.

"We have seen Sony give attention to viewfinder speed and performance in many of its recent cameras, but the A9 aims to take it to the next level with zero viewfinder blackout, even when shooting at 20 frames per second, and a direct viewfinder image of the subject during tracking and capture.

Looking at the viewfinder itself, it is a 0.5-inch OLED viewfinder with a massive 3,686K dots and it operates with a blistering 120fps refresh rate. The Tru-Finder EVF features 0.78x magnification and full 100% coverage. The viewfinder also has Zeiss T* coating to reduce reflections and was a joy to use."

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)

"Take home....

The good news is that those worried about the camera dropping to 12-bit readout in continuous shooting needn't worry: there's no decrease in quality, since a 12 bit file can contain all its dynamic range. By high ISO, general image quality catches up as the higher downstream read noise is overcome by the sensor's (similar to the a7R II) dual gain architecture. "

Well thats not all doom and gloom. To be expected. Likely on par or better than its competitors, (plus the extra resolution that benefits downsampling in post) just not at the level of DR of another sony at lower iso settings.

Great job Sony!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 23:07 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (60 comments in total)
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azinheira: My Fuji 10-24 With Xt-20 have better colors and contrast.

I was on Sony and not very happy.

good luck with that.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (60 comments in total)
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azinheira: My Fuji 10-24 With Xt-20 have better colors and contrast.

I was on Sony and not very happy.

So why are you "on" a sony topic then?

I shoot canon but don't troll Fuji and say "I was on Fuji and not very happy."

#use-your-gear-and-act-mature-about-it

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 03:48 UTC
On article Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM sample gallery (96 comments in total)
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Kainecons: Did Sony buy DPReview or something??

Of course. When Sony release a new product, they buy all the internet websites related to photography - Sony recently purchased 15,000 websites that talk about these new products.

Doh!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 03:46 UTC
On article Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (60 comments in total)

Excellent corner sharpness. Great results from the a9 as well. Looking through these was a treat....nice variety of pictures.

Thank you dpreview.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 9th comment
On article Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (60 comments in total)

wow VERY nice.

The Sony lens lineup continues to grow and impress.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:35 UTC as 16th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: Stange that the gx850 gets a bad rap because, according to its reviewer, "brings nothing new to the table." Yet this equally dull Rebel that bring nothing new to the table gets a gold award.

Dpreview has said many times that the type of the awards given is based on personal "feelings." So don't read too much into it - but yes, I agree with you. Both cameras are not worthy of any awards.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 23:19 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (447 comments in total)
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joe_leads: Why is always Adobe software used to edit the RAWs? Capture One is Sony's preferred software, CO has a strong emphasis on good color calibration, and when people complain about "bad Sony colors", my impression is that it always comes from Adobe software, but not Capture One.

Agreed 100%

But Adobe is the only thing available right now. Personally I wouldn't touch a Sony file with Adobe after seeing capture one pros stunning abilities.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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sh10453: Speaking of camera speed and "capturing the moment" ... Unrelated to this particular camera, but 2 incredible images where the photographers paid for them with their lives (article):

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39798988

Sad. Even sadder it was just a training exercise.

Rip

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 00:23 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Rens: Not in the market for a sports camera myself, but the higher ISO shots are all softer than I was expecting. Some seemed wrongly focused, others just soft.

https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS5472x3648~sample_galleries/1116467197/2456740202.jpg

You mean like that? Guess what camera took that picture. (hint its also great but $6000)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
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Triplet Perar: On DPR was published a rumour that Ricoh is thinking into shutting down camera business "because of the losses". DPR published Ricoh's reply too, but went no extra mile, no extra 20 articles to dig more, see what is going on, because, imagine!, DPR may fear they may loose some valuable audience? Does DPR care about users of Ricoh's and Pentax cameras that come to DPR?

But there is TONS of coverage about one camera from one manufacturer. How disproportionate is that — care about one single product vs the future of an entire manufacturer and majority of their products?

That is one example I used to state DPR lost balance and reporter's cool. So instead of DPR, users of Ricoh Imaging's equipment must dig more, investigate what is the truth. In Ricoh's latest annual report, camera business division marked increase of sales (!) in fact. And, Ricoh is to repurpose some compact cams plants, and that is shown as cost, of course. How that squares with words in rumours? Who cares for truth?

Wait...explain what this has to do with the Sony a9?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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TN Args: Hungry for more, keep it up Rishi.

Resentful Canikonophiles seem to be dominating the comments on this camera -- to their own discredit.

Agreed 100%. And I own tons of Canon.

This is nothing but fantastic for the industry. People will nit pick a9 weaknesses but lose sight of the bigger picture. Ie this is a great alternative to established competitors and the single most important example of how mirrorless cameras will pave the way for the future of photography.

There are many landmark digital cameras, Canon D30, Nikon D1, and early Kodak releases to name a few - the Sony A9 will be remembered alongside those decades from now.

Fun times!

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1281 comments in total)
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JunzInc: Looks like Sony A9 pre-orders are still going on strong in B&H. # 1 in B&H Best Seller list.

Recent updates on website and youtubers around the world are showing very fast buffer clearing, stunning battery life, very good dynamic range considering what market this is after, improved skin tone over previous Sony 24mp sensors, fantastic high iso results......

The a9 is impressive.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Sacher Khoudari: Is it my screen, youtube's compression or the A9, that make the red shirt of the hockey player look almost blown out? I can barely see any features, except for some folds at the arms.

But on the other hand, it's a difficult situation, a lot of highlights (ice, wall, helmet, number on the back) and blacks (gloves, trousers). The A9 probably managed that quite well, but I would still like to see how another camera would have made the exposure in this situation.

thankfully its "almost" like you said and it has full color information and texture.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 04:58 UTC
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