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On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)
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Bambi24: Sony engineer: "we can put 4k in our cameras, but they will overheat"

-Sony marketing: "Our audience doesn't care, they just care about large numbers and specs"

Sony engineer: "it will have horrible rolling shutter at 4k too"

-Sony marketing: "Just tell some Sony Artisan on Youtube to shoot an attractive young model in 4k, they won't notice. How are the other specs coming along?"

Sony engineer: "we have an experimental 20fps fully electronic shutter but it has problems with fluorescent light and ISO peformance is subpar and the buffer can't handl..."

-Sony marketing: "Put it all in, our audience only cares about s..."

Sony engineer: "specs, right,...I'm getting the hang of this"

It's not "some" features,

They are essential features to get the right results.

Zebra's are required to see what highlights are lost. Especially since the 1dx mk2 doesn't have a viewfinder.

Peaking is required to see what's in focus. again there is no EVF and the screen won't fold forward(nor does it on Sony's mirrorless unfortunately.

So a 1 man interview is very difficult to set-up with both.

It may be clean for 60 fps. An A7sII is MUCH cleaner at high ISO's at 4k 24-25 and 30 fps.

The 1DX mk2 is a great fast action stills camera foremost tied best with the D5 probably. A good allround stills camera beyond that albeit i'd rather take the lighter A7rII D810 and 5dmk4 for general photography since those just offer better image quality. Last it's a solid pass for video. Don't bother get a second camera for that.
60 fps 4k only makes the files more trouble to handle. Especially with their garbage codec.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 11:34 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)
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Bambi24: Sony engineer: "we can put 4k in our cameras, but they will overheat"

-Sony marketing: "Our audience doesn't care, they just care about large numbers and specs"

Sony engineer: "it will have horrible rolling shutter at 4k too"

-Sony marketing: "Just tell some Sony Artisan on Youtube to shoot an attractive young model in 4k, they won't notice. How are the other specs coming along?"

Sony engineer: "we have an experimental 20fps fully electronic shutter but it has problems with fluorescent light and ISO peformance is subpar and the buffer can't handl..."

-Sony marketing: "Put it all in, our audience only cares about s..."

Sony engineer: "specs, right,...I'm getting the hang of this"

Angular. In motion jpeg without Clog without zebra's and all other stuff videographers need. Nor does it allow external recording. Stuff the Sony does offer at roughly 1k.

The C300 mk2 is Canon's first useable 4k camera with interchangeable lenses.
It;s brilliant but more then 15k.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 09:29 UTC
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dbateman: Best option is to try and get a Panasonic GM5 with either the 12-32mm or 14-42mm pancakes. Full range, option to go faster when need and smallest for in your pocket. But the GM5 with kit 12-32mm has been harder to find. Hopefully Panazonic wakes up and reallizes people want a GM5 body with updated sensor and 4k.

The Gm1 like every Panasonic m43 camera can touch and slide settings.
I don't see how it's worse then any phone.

Unlike a phone it also has albeit small some level of physical control.

I don't see how you can keep it the same size with all the dials you want.
The LX100 has a significantly larger body. Your asking for more less the layout of my X-T20. There is no way to downsize that to a Gm-1 while maintaining sufficiently large buttons we can actually use in practice.

So get a larger body with more controls. or swallow the compromise.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 12:22 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)
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BarnET: Well there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Magnar - Agreed! but in order to make that decission we need solid pieces like this one.

Artem - Why does that never happen to me........ I love BBQ!

StevenE - That ain't "free" they wanna sell goodies and use samples to lure you in. It's text book advertising.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 12:50 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)
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Bambi24: Sony engineer: "we can put 4k in our cameras, but they will overheat"

-Sony marketing: "Our audience doesn't care, they just care about large numbers and specs"

Sony engineer: "it will have horrible rolling shutter at 4k too"

-Sony marketing: "Just tell some Sony Artisan on Youtube to shoot an attractive young model in 4k, they won't notice. How are the other specs coming along?"

Sony engineer: "we have an experimental 20fps fully electronic shutter but it has problems with fluorescent light and ISO peformance is subpar and the buffer can't handl..."

-Sony marketing: "Put it all in, our audience only cares about s..."

Sony engineer: "specs, right,...I'm getting the hang of this"

Ironically the product you comment one has none of your mentioned issues. And your favourite brand (Canon according to your gearlist) can't even remotely match it's performance in such a small package.

Heck they want at least 15k for a useable 4k capable camera with interchangeable lenses.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (578 comments in total)

Well there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:41 UTC as 116th comment | 5 replies
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straylightrun: Nice lens. Shame about the typical inflated Sony price though.

THX, they can do it because the flange distance is smaller. Makes the design of these UW lenses much easier.

Just compare the Samyang 12mm F2 With their 14mm F2.8 for Dslr's.
The mirrorless one is smaller, cheaper faster and wider. And to top it off it's just as good.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 08:54 UTC
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Joaquin Trigueros: Sony is finally getting serious. How about some telephoto news now_

They got serious when they released the A7rII and their first GM lenses.
Building a system from scratch takes time.

But yeah they need some fast telephoto primes to match their A9.
Like a 300mm F2.8 with a custom 1.4x teleconverter for starters.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
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mario loconte: 6D + 28 or 24mm 2.8 is usm.

Bigger combo, much better low light experience.

Fujifilm GFX 50 with the upcoming 43mm. Bigger combo much better low light experience. Just as pointless as the 6d in this context

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
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dbateman: Best option is to try and get a Panasonic GM5 with either the 12-32mm or 14-42mm pancakes. Full range, option to go faster when need and smallest for in your pocket. But the GM5 with kit 12-32mm has been harder to find. Hopefully Panazonic wakes up and reallizes people want a GM5 body with updated sensor and 4k.

The cropfactor is just arround 3 for the phone compared to m43. Not when compared to 35mm then the cropfactor is 6x ish depending on what phone you have.

3 x 1.8 = 5.4. A M43 kit-zoom is more then a stop faster then that.

Then we have the problem that you need a MUCH greater sharpness from your lenses to yield equal results.

and we are still ignoring useability issues. Sure phones become better and they practically killed the entry level point and shoot market.

But not the small Panasonic's which face tough competition from 1 inch compacts.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 06:55 UTC
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dbateman: Best option is to try and get a Panasonic GM5 with either the 12-32mm or 14-42mm pancakes. Full range, option to go faster when need and smallest for in your pocket. But the GM5 with kit 12-32mm has been harder to find. Hopefully Panazonic wakes up and reallizes people want a GM5 body with updated sensor and 4k.

You really need to redo your math on how small 1/2.6 inch really is compared to m43. It's more then 11x smaller.

Then smartphone lenses are F1.8 at roughly 28mm equiv.
The panasonic pancake is F3.5 at that field of view.

It gives you several stops over any smartphone. Just not over 1 inch compacts with fast lenses.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
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LJ - Eljot: "4:2:2 10-bit capable cameras are usually very expensive. It’s a feature mainly incorporated in cameras costing over $10,000..."

Like the Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera which cost about $1300?

Sony FS7 is probably the one that most run and gunners went for.
It retails arround 8k body only. The mk2 version costs 10 grand.

Then a C300mk2 does it too. And it's roughly 15 grand.

So yeah it's more or less the truth.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)
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IdM photography: For video the Pentax K-70 is probably not the best choice, but it is for shooting landscapes on a tripod... The Pixel Shift feature will allow you to get the best resolution and lowest noise, possibly equaling the image quality of full frame cameras...

no it can also be touched to focus and shoot. But i find that bothersome because it doesn't know the difference between my fingers and my nose. So i have that disabled.

It can't be used to adjust settings unfortunately. Nor in the menu's

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)
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IdM photography: For video the Pentax K-70 is probably not the best choice, but it is for shooting landscapes on a tripod... The Pixel Shift feature will allow you to get the best resolution and lowest noise, possibly equaling the image quality of full frame cameras...

But if you bought the X-T10 which let's be honest let's just pretend that it doesn't shoot video(like my X-E2) at all. I doubt you'd care about 4k.

The main improvements are

- Autofocus. Much more flexible PDAF selection. And it's much easier to keep the subject in an area roughly half of your frame instead of that centre 1/9th block in the middle.

- Resolution 24mp just extracts noticeably more detail out of Fuji's amazing line of glass.

- Buffer. 20-29 shots depending on card and mode used.

- Burst speed 14 fps with electronic shutter is pretty awesome in use. It practically eliminated viewfinder black-out too. unfortunately rolling shutter is still a major issue.

- Touchscreen for easier image reviewing

- Across film simulations which look very good.

It's a very solid successor to an already good camera.
however some minor issues still exist.

Still 3 shot bracket only.

Can't program front dial(now the rear one is)

They removed an FN button on the rear.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)
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IdM photography: For video the Pentax K-70 is probably not the best choice, but it is for shooting landscapes on a tripod... The Pixel Shift feature will allow you to get the best resolution and lowest noise, possibly equaling the image quality of full frame cameras...

Well the added benefits developed to sell a 4 figure semi/professional mirrorless body trickled down to the X-T20. Which is a 3 figure body.(just)
It's indeed a well refined product well worth the price. The X-trans 3 files are great and the AF over the X-E2 i have (which is roughly the same as your X-T10) is greatly improved.

In time the technology developed for the EM1 mk2 and GH5 will trickle down to lower tier models. Well not sure about the EM1. There hasn't been a single affordable Olympus with phase detect autofocus.

But 4k video pioneered by the Gh4 is now available from just 549,- (Gx800).

I agree that these bodies are very expensive. Or dirt cheap actually if you want broadcast quality 4k with interchangeable lenses. That was 7 grand or more just a year ago.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)
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IdM photography: For video the Pentax K-70 is probably not the best choice, but it is for shooting landscapes on a tripod... The Pixel Shift feature will allow you to get the best resolution and lowest noise, possibly equaling the image quality of full frame cameras...

Sorry but i don't see the massive appeal of snapbridge apart from it not working.

With my fuji X-T20 if i want to quickly share an image. It takes we approx. 1 minute to connect to my phone transfer the full res image i want. I can crop do basic push pull edits and change the film simulation if i want.

I don't see the big deal of using bluetooth with an app that doesn't work.

The A9 has technology we didn't deem possible a few years back. Being able to adjust focus 60x a second while firing away a burst of 20 fps at full res raw is impressive. Especially since it does both at the same time.

That kind of technology will drive Dslr's obsolete. When rolling shutter gets further reduced and stacking large sensors becomes more affordable.

Panasonic's 4k photo and Pentax/olympus Ibis system are just clever pieces of software doing stuff with the hardware that was already there in the first place.
It does not drive up cost as the software can simply be copied.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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Great Bustard: Good to know that f/22 is the sharpest setting. : )

It's not to much to ask to move the aunt slightly further back and use a wide focal length at F11.

At F22 both are soft focus for physics sake.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 12:53 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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Great Bustard: Good to know that f/22 is the sharpest setting. : )

Actually there is a lot wrong with shooting at F22 with a 24mp Apsc sensor. You basically turn your great Dslr into a smartphone resolution wise.

If you need the depth of field you have to use alternative techniques like focus stacking.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 21:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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tbcass: This is a prime reason why DPR should change their rating system or make it more clear. I'll bet there are people who will think this camera is better than the 7D Mk ii because that vastly superior camera got only a silver award.

Well in some ways it is better then the 7d mk2.

Like useability in liveview. (touch + dualpixel something Canon stupidly dropped with the 7d mk2)
Video recording (same reason pull focus with the touchscreen)
And simply put image quality. the 80d sensor = better then the one in the 7d mk2

The 7d mk2 is faster much faster. But it still is and always will be a one trick pony

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)
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photog4u: Sony A7, the camera that started it all is $948. Probably the best over all value for someone looking to go full frame on a budget. Add the 50 1.8FE for 198. No tax and free shipping at B&H and you've got yourself a nice little full frame kit for under $1,200. Talk to me...

While i give crap about their consumer zooms. but yes the 55mm F1. 8 Zeiss is a one of a kind wonder.

It's called the baby otus for a reason.
Nearly as good but way way more practical.

Unfortunately it does need a fullframe sensor (preferably the A7rII) to truly shine. Anything else is just waste of potential.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 22:20 UTC
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