new boyz

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Neez: Wow, I was eyeing the RX100 V, but I guess I should wait for the RX100VI due to lower rolling shutter. I guess they're trying to make it the ultimate vlog camera.

I think the benefit is that the mechanical shutter doesn't need to wait for the pixels to be read from side to side, as all pixels in a same row will be read at once. But some distortion will still occur, albeit reduced. Any improvement, no matter how small, is a good thing.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
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Frank_BR: A9 is the seventh full-frame mirrorless Sony camera since the announcement of the Sony A7 in October 2013. Sony's progress since then has been spectacular. Compared with the achievements of Sony, the innovations brought by Canon in this period are almost insignificant.

Why would Sony have a hard time launching fast super-telephoto lenses to complete their line of professional lenses for the A7 / A9 cameras? Designing high performance 300, 400, 600 mm lenses is a capability that more than a dozen lens manufacturers have held for decades. The difficulty today is to design a camera with the characteristics of the A9. Designing a 300 or 400 mm F2.8 lens that can focus quickly, any Sigma or Tamron can do. So, do not be surprised if Sony launches one of these lenses long before many people imagine it.

Design part is easy,albeit expensive. How to sell the long lens is the most difficult part.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 05:55 UTC
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OrdinarilyInordinate: Sony has 300mm f/2.8 and 500mm f/4 A-mount full-frame primes. Also 70-300mm, 70-400mm, etc. Strange that those are overlooked, but a third party adapter with fourth party lenses are not.

No, A mount lens does 10fps. I don' t about tracking.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 12:00 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (398 comments in total)
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new boyz: Now the D5 looks soft in comparison.

A9 is sharper in the center(look at the banknote and the old portraits). The corners... too much purple fringe. D5 shows no visible PF.

But the D5 softness could be a result of misfocus???

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (398 comments in total)

Now the D5 looks soft in comparison.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 00:44 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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kierenlon: Flash X sync speed 1/250
Pah!
My Nikon D40 can do 1/4000

T3, film SLRs do have rolling shutter problem.

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?31903-Jacques-Henri-Lartigue-and-his-camera

From the linked page:
"he used a focal plane shutter of which the slit moved from top to bottom. In this way we see different moments in time projected on different parts of the film."

BTW, I'm merely stating a fact here. I'm not in any way suggesting that the D40 is better than the A9 just because it has a faster x sync. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 04:56 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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beavertown: LOL 2020 comments, no one can deny that this camera concerns so many people.

Nobody can deny that this camera is hot, it overheats!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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kierenlon: Flash X sync speed 1/250
Pah!
My Nikon D40 can do 1/4000

Actually CCD often use global shutters. So basically, it can sync at any speed. There's no need for HSS when global shutter is used. HSS was invented for sensor with rolling shutter.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:19 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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zeev kirshenboim: One more important point: The Sony was able to acquire focus on the bird using Wide mode against the difficult background of high contrast dark see filled with many white spots of ice almost instantenously and with no axceptions. The Nikon, using automatic mode as well as group mode and 3D mode, was not able to acquire focus on the bird against such backround in most cases, and in the few it did, it took a long time. That is impressive.

One of the reason is the A9 prioritize nearer + moving object. I don't own one, it is just an assessment based on online reviews.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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Dr Blackjack: Hello SAR my old friend.
Has Barry finally met his end?

Nope.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
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Albino_BlacMan: If you look back dpreview has generally been correct with every rumor I've seen them post (I may have missed a few though).

Keep in mind they often get cameras to test/review before they are officially released.

As such, my assumption is that they link to rumors they know are correct to share info without violating non disclosure agreements.

Just for fun, they may be the one who leaked those specs to the rumor site..hahaha

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (100 comments in total)

Interesting pictures. Really captured the moment.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 20:30 UTC as 24th comment
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (100 comments in total)
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Alex Efimoff: "Like all photographers, he’s won plenty of awards (photographers love contests)"??? what was that? All photographers?

Most is more appropriate.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
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gphome: The future is mirrorless, everyone sees it, as shown in the sales

Eventually, even Canon will mass produce mirrorless. While this might be a bad thing for Sony, it's a win for mirrorless as a whole.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 13:59 UTC
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Negative287: So, think about how this could potentially change the entire landscape of photography for generations to come.

Right now the only companies committed to the technology are Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony... With Nikon mostly abandoning their failed entry level model, and Canon half heartedly releasing bodies that are good, but not so good that they will affect their cash cow.

It's looking more and more like the new big 3 will be Fuji, Sony, and M4/3 (Olympus and Panasonic). The only area that needs improving right now, deal with the AF capabilities of many of the mirrorless brands.

Oh and Pentax is a bit of an after thought in every phase.

I will wholeheartedly welcome Canon as I'm rooting for mirrorless, not Sony or Fuji. Any good mirrorless from any manufacturer is a good mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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Negative287: I remember hauling all my heavy DSLR Gear with me for walks, family outings, and vacations... Then one day, as I got older, I started to realize that my camera wasn't coming with me anymore and the hobby I once enjoyed so much, was fading out of my life... All of this was because of the size and weight of the camera gear.

A few years back I decided to try something new, I bought a used Olympus E-PM2 with a kit lens. The image quality for such a small body was great and while it wasn't exactly a high end DSLR rival, the camera itself was pretty nice.

Since that time I tried out the E-M5 II and then a few Fuji bodies, while opting to keep a Nikon D600 over the mirrorless cameras. Then I noticed the same patterns in my life... The camera was again staying at home more and more often. So, I dropped the entire Nikon line and opted to go full in with Fuji.

I have no regrets regarding the change, and the camera is almost always with me.

Deleted...I misread someone's post.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 13:32 UTC

A very powerful image.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 09:31 UTC as 6th comment

The bokeh is not bad for a cheap-ish 35mm lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 09:10 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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surlezi: I'm not impressed.
He should have mounted it on an A1 Abrams instead.

That will be cool. Extra benefit - tank gun is stabilized.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 02:48 UTC
On article New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning (85 comments in total)
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straylightrun: $4500 for a professional grade performing, rugged weather sealed camera, and it can't last 30 minutes in the sun?

What is Sony thinking?

Not leaving a good impression to be taken seriously for their first professional emount body, that's for sure. How embarrassing.

Also how can software fix overheating? Isnt it due to the physical body? Unless Sony originally intentionally crippled it with software?

It fixes the premature warning alert.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
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