Eleson

Lives in Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Works as a IT
Joined on Oct 13, 2003

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On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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miksto: What is the point of the focusing system that can only nail focus by such awkward means as described in the article and otherwise fails to do it automatically? And not that it is a high res camera. It is actually medium resolution wise.
It is double failure given Sony advertised on-sensor focusing as free of focus shift which it now proves to be totally wrong on A9.

Ford Mustang top speed sux. -I don't have the Mustang but I have a Bronco.
Drawing any conclusions on A9's AF system and performance based on A7Rii is equally valid.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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zubs: Would love an A9.
Right kidney/left kidney? decisions decisions.

The backup camera is the one causing worries...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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miksto: What is the point of the focusing system that can only nail focus by such awkward means as described in the article and otherwise fails to do it automatically? And not that it is a high res camera. It is actually medium resolution wise.
It is double failure given Sony advertised on-sensor focusing as free of focus shift which it now proves to be totally wrong on A9.

https://youtu.be/KX1sfy__7A4

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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Eleson: I have a hard time understanding ppl saying NAS is overkill for home use.
(These for sure are, though)
Most homes have more than one PC.
As a storage and backup solution they make perfect sense to me, and pricing starts well below $100 + disks for a 2-3 disk solution, and double that for a 4 disk solution.

I've had my cs407 since 2008 (or 9) and wouldn't go back.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 22:39 UTC

I have a hard time understanding ppl saying NAS is overkill for home use.
(These for sure are, though)
Most homes have more than one PC.
As a storage and backup solution they make perfect sense to me, and pricing starts well below $100 + disks for a 2-3 disk solution, and double that for a 4 disk solution.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 10:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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Chris59: Is it just me, but comparing the new Sony with the (old) APSC Samsung NX1with its standard zoom, the Samsung runs away and hides in terms of resolution and sharpness at low ISOs both in the centre and in the corners. The Sony is clearly better at high ISOs but it seems to me that there is something "wrong" with the Sony's resolution. Could it be that the lens wasn't focussed correctly with the Sony.

That would be a disappointment on so many levels.
First and foremost because MLC's should never miss focus.
On the are it focuses on.

The a9 jpeg engine seems to have less sharpening than most other jpeg engines.
Comments suggests that it is very unlikely you find halo's etc.
Could that be what you are seeing.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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Dave C 150: As a wildlife, mainly bird photographer, I've never actually considered mirrorless. Rather than tell me what it can do what are the actual real world advantages over a DSLR, my D500 for example.?

Some will enjoy the time with a completely silent camera when sitting in a hideout and being able to snap away without scaring the subject away.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 15:40 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: They might have to make another take on the body design. Give us a Hassleblad/Kiev type box (longer rather then wider) rather than continually aping the RF and slr shapes.

In this manner we might be looking at more waist level shooting looking down into a screened lcd with camera components packed around the internal "tunnel" caused by the longer flange focal distance. Furthermore i might be possible to make exchangeable "sensor backs" this way.

Often writing such as that from the OP comes from people using DSLR's.
For an MLC user, there is no difference in using the EVF or the back LCD in handling nor AF speed.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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justmeMN: DPR: In the Specs, you should have "Viewfinder Optional" rather than "Viewfinder No".

I'd say that $250 is the same as 'No' .
See it like this :
Would you rather have the camera reviewed at its current price point with a No.
Or with an viewfinder and at a$250 higher price point?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 21:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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justmeMN: DPR: In the Specs, you should have "Viewfinder Optional" rather than "Viewfinder No".

Tricky one.
Tripod = no or optional?
How do you describe items that is not included but can be purchased?
I guess a simple $250 instead of "No" would be correct.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
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Sunshine7913: The buffer is quite slow for press or sport uses. 36 sec to clear out? D5 takes only 5~10 sec to clear out all images with XQD.

A repost:
"You are talking about only one sport. What about others require better buffer?"
Please mention at least 2 other sports that needs better buffer.
^^^^ I am really interested in this one! ^^^^

If you fire the trigger 1 sec every 5 seconds you fill your SD card before any buffer fills up.

Also, for sports, 362 jpeg's will reach a long way.
That's a 100 m dash + some seconds of the winner celebrating.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 07:07 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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OtiGuy: Sony A9 confirmed to only have 12 bit files when shooting continuous. Another Sony fail.

http://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/a9-drops-to-12-bit-precision-in-continuous-mode/

So what does that mean for all that are concerned about DR? :-)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
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Sunshine7913: The buffer is quite slow for press or sport uses. 36 sec to clear out? D5 takes only 5~10 sec to clear out all images with XQD.

"You are talking about only one sport. What about others require better buffer?"
Please mention at least 2 other sports that needs better buffer.

If you fire the trigger 1 sec every 5 seconds you fill your SD card before any buffer fills up.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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OtiGuy: Sony A9 confirmed to only have 12 bit files when shooting continuous. Another Sony fail.

http://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/a9-drops-to-12-bit-precision-in-continuous-mode/

Someone actually missed SDaniellas posts on this....

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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marshwader: The real world samples are a bit of damp squib. Too many soft uninspiring shots. Is it because the camera was released too early, before the AF bugs were sorted out or are the lenses just not good and fast enough to catch that moment? As it is they don't look at all like a credible challenge to Canon and Nikon, however much the fps are hyped.

Other reviewers have indicated that the jpeg sharpening have been tuned down.
Maybe that is what you are seeing.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 20:17 UTC
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PAntunes: Was that after they announced that the C-log was a paid upgrade?

@rrccad - Yes , different from apps that you can install yourself.
Apps is exactly that, a separation from firmware .
A good architecture for apps means that you can install several of them, and combine them without worrying about side effects.
And you can remove them.

Long term, that is all the difference in the world when it comes to maintainability and packaging.

Having said that, I don't mind C offering this upgrade at a cost.
But long term , it is not the way to go.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 13:32 UTC
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PAntunes: Was that after they announced that the C-log was a paid upgrade?

Imagine them providing 3 more features available with paid firmware upgrades, all at a small cost.
Should C provide 5 firmware versions?
Or 15 to cover all permutations?

And them imagine a bugfix in the core or an upgrade due to a new lens emerging.
Suddenly there is 5 to 15 different firmware's to maintain.
Or just provide the bugfix to the full package.

Providing ONE upgrade at a cost is not a big problem.
But as a business model, it will make everyone frustrated if continues.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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rubank: Samsung NX-1 came years ago, with specs in some ways better compared to the new Sony, together with (only) two excellent lenses. Still, they didn´t make it in the market. Why would Sony A9?

Whilst I share the view that Sony will be more successful, I do agree that the NX-1 is a pretty sweet camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:25 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: The new batteries are $80 each and no external charger in the box. Figure 4 batteries at least to match up with a 1DX II or D5 and two chargers because you have a lot of batteries to recharge each night. Many of us with Canon glass would buy the adapter - the price is now over $5500.

Expecting 7000 shots will set you up for disappointment for sure.

But to be fair, Maljo guesses out of thin air whilst I'm quoting some actual usage.
IIRC, I think I've heard 3-4000 shots and some 17% left on the battery in some YT video.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Raziel Orlando: Trolling aside, this is the first Sony camera that have the potentional to surprass DSLR's, the long awaited "nail in the DSLR coffin".

Mirrorless is the future. Just look how this camera leapfroged Canon and Nikon FLAGSHIPS in fps arena! Maybe the 1DX Mark V will shoot at 20 fps...

I haven't seen it, but I guess the mechanical shutter is needed for flash photography.

Traditionally ... -Frankly, who cares?

RAW bit rate is not reduced due to electronic shutter (ES).

ES gives banding etc in flickering lightning conditions.
https://youtu.be/QNKOvLL-xUw?t=222
- No this camera does not.

Rolling shutter.
Again, read up, or atleast show some evidence.
You seems to talk about a different sensor.

Global shutter.
True, but that goes for mechanical shutter as well.

Kryptonite. Again, read up.

As a side note.
A while back , Canon announced that they were to make an announcement soon! ( A year ago IIRC)
Compare that to Sonys press event where you could shoot with your own SD card and bring it back home from the announcement event.
And at the event they shot athletics, (thai)boxing, hockey.
All indoor!
That's an act of strong confidence and a contrast to the kryptonite description.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:05 UTC
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