PerL

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On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (433 comments in total)

Besides looking at the gallery shots, I also saw the video from Tony and Chelsea Northrup. The 20 fps with no black out seems to be impressive. The silent shooting may also be very useful in some situations.
But I also think the images highlights a few points.
None of them would make a pro sports photographer turn his head. The most important things are still framing, setting up the shot, positioning yourself, knowing the sport, etc.
To little subject isolation in many images also reminds why pros uses the super teles that are missing in the Sony system.
Seeing this demonstrates that 20 fps won’t give much advantage in getting the optimal shot, judging by the somewhat random look at some/many images.
Also you might think that uninterrupted view without any black out would give big advantages in framing correctly with moving subjects. But several images shows somewhat off framing with cut off feet, etc. Could it be that there is an EVF lag after all? (images 29, 31, 38, 88, 95, 97).

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:51 UTC as 51st comment | 7 replies
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PerL: The credibility is on unchartered territory now. I have never seen a similar article in any journalistic publication.

No, I mean it is highly unusual, for good reason.
Say for instance, when they tried the Nikon D500 and found the AF system class leading, that they should provide an article about what it would cost for those that had invested in say an m43 system, to switch to the Nikon system. Don't you think that would be odd, and cause reactions?
This is even worse, since there are no field test.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
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PerL: The credibility is on unchartered territory now. I have never seen a similar article in any journalistic publication.

entoman,
Have you ever before seen a photo magazine writing in detail, including trade in values, about the cost of switching from a brand to another? Have you ever seen a car magazine writing an article about the cost of switching from BMW to Mercedes? There are certain boundaries journalists know they shouldn't cross.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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Fujica: No serious pro would ever consider slow lenses like the:
- Sony 35mm F2.8, S while there is a 35mm f1.4
- 85mm F1.8, while they will most often use a 85mm f1.2
- Sony Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8 where they will use a 135mm f2.0
- Sony 16-35mm where they will use a 16-35mm f2.8
- Sony 100-400mm where they can use either a 200mm f4, a 300mm f2.8 or a 600mm. Then there are also zooms available that do perform better.

This article is nothing more then shameless promotion article.
DP reviews is getting another low score for credibility and objectiveness.

It is a promotion article, since it implies that switching to a Sony A9 would be a no-brainer unless the cost problem, or the fact that important lenses are missing.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:49 UTC

The credibility is on unchartered territory now. I have never seen a similar article in any journalistic publication.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 228th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1120 comments in total)
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PerL: Wow - talk about advertorial for Sony.

@Carey
Thanks for the clarification., seems reasonable. Although I am a little sceptic about the "switch-article". Imagine the reaction if there had been such a DPReview-article, for instance when the Nikon D3 showed up, during the Canon-Nikon fight over the pro market.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1120 comments in total)
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PerL: Wow - talk about advertorial for Sony.

@Carey
I agree that you need some time to AF-test the camera. That is why it is somewhat odd that you already recommend a switch to it, and even will provide a guide for how much it will cost.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 21:07 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1120 comments in total)
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PerL: Wow - talk about advertorial for Sony.

And a few points more: have you stress tested the rolling shutter, for instance golf swings, tennis rackets in motion etc?
You dont save much weight. To have the same comfort in handling big lenses you an optional grip.
Have you stress tested the AF system, for instance shooting a fast indoor sports game, wide open with a fast lens, side by side with Canon 1DxII or Nikon D5?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1120 comments in total)
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PerL: Wow - talk about advertorial for Sony.

I think when you say that the next article will be about the cost of switching systems, it went a little bit to far.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 13:14 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1120 comments in total)

Wow - talk about advertorial for Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 13:04 UTC as 178th comment | 12 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: Mirrorless and full frame DSLRs spoiled me, hard to go back to these tiny viewfinders. Not a fan of cropped DSLRs at all because of this.

When there is high contrast or very fine nuances the DR of any EVF is limited compared to an OVF.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 18:21 UTC

Based only on January to February it seems a little thin to draw big conclusions.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 23:33 UTC as 95th comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: Mirrorless and full frame DSLRs spoiled me, hard to go back to these tiny viewfinders. Not a fan of cropped DSLRs at all because of this.

Even if "bigger", an EVF is "smaller" in terms of resolution and fidelity.
Anyway, for an action-oriented camera like the D7500, an OVF is preferable.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 08:38 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: Mirrorless and full frame DSLRs spoiled me, hard to go back to these tiny viewfinders. Not a fan of cropped DSLRs at all because of this.

Then again, it is hard to compare looking at a little TV vs the real thing...

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: Mirrorless and full frame DSLRs spoiled me, hard to go back to these tiny viewfinders. Not a fan of cropped DSLRs at all because of this.

@wetsleet,
I agree about that. The viewfinders in many SLRs are wonderful. But as DSLRs go, the ones in the higher APS-C segment of Nikon models, cant be considered as small. For instance the D300 VF had the same size as the one in Canons 1DMkIV.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: Mirrorless and full frame DSLRs spoiled me, hard to go back to these tiny viewfinders. Not a fan of cropped DSLRs at all because of this.

The viewfinder in this class of APS-C is not tiny. Its much bigger than in the lower range. For instance the one in D500 is as big as the one in the FF 610.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 07:30 UTC

Digging the grave of photography...
IMO it is the element of realism that sets photography apart as a medium of art. If you know an image isn't real you lose interest rather quick.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 14:36 UTC as 16th comment

I think the 85 1.2 is the special one.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 08:48 UTC as 142nd comment | 3 replies

What strikes me is the amount of effort and technology involved and still struggling to match the AF performance of prosumer DSLRs from Nikon/Canon 8-10 years ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 09:11 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)
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Arkienkeli: I shoot with both OVF (Nikon D4 & D800e) and EVF (Fujifilm XT-2) and mostly prefer OVF. Certain type of shooting is still next to impossible with EVF, particularly sports, where a slightest lag makes capturing The Moment next to impossible (or maybe just spray at 25 frames per second, and pray). It seems that most people praising EVFs to the tenth heaven simply have never (tried to) shot pro level sports, or nature/birds, with their EVF cameras.

Certainly EVFs are getting better and faster, but lag will be there for a while still.

@Tommi K1, DPReview reviewed the Oly in november.
Still many members of the staff seems to prefer OVFs, as you can read in the article.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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