hippo84

hippo84

Lives in Russian Federation Kirov, Russian Federation
Works as a photographer, teacher
Joined on Sep 27, 2011

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Anyblunder: And now Fro found banding issues with it.. Sony's are just like iPhones back in the days, the moment they hit the market they get all kinds of issues that make you think "meh", let's not go there.

@ A-Sign

Nikon is bad example of company that produces "polished" cameras) D600 with oil on sensor, D750 that had 2 service companies(problems with shutter and flare-gate), D810(bright spots at long exposures), D5000 that doesn't turn on...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
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Anyblunder: And now Fro found banding issues with it.. Sony's are just like iPhones back in the days, the moment they hit the market they get all kinds of issues that make you think "meh", let's not go there.

@A-Sign

Are there any APS-C cameras of the same size as A6000/6500 that can shoot 4K with full sensor read-out and don't overheat?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I really don't appreciate the way that this Sony thing is taking attention away from the Panasonic GH5. That revolutionary camera is the REAL story of the year, not this crazy Frankencamera that's going to be obsolete in six months when Sony brings out the A9II.

So, let's drop all this infantile Sony, Sony, Sony talk and get back to what's important please.

@MrBrightSide

A6500 is not replacement for A6300. Two different cameras with different price tags

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 06:10 UTC
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(unknown member): Maybe next time we should try a Sony lens like this:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/134746128@N05/33212584680/

https://club.foto.ru/forum/view_topic.php?t_id=486661 - look at 50/1.2L. Double-sided tape inside $1500 premium lens )

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 06:22 UTC
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amateurphotographer: Although the A9 appears to be a ground breaking camera. For those requiring long lenses - wildlife and sports photographers. If Sony doesn't get their long lenses out soon, or adapters up to speed, then the likes of Canon and Nikon can catch up. My guess (crystal ball) is that Canon and Nikon within the year will come out with an equiv A9, and Sony wouldn't have released a 300/400f2.8, 500/600 f4 lenses. So far the adapters are more compatible with canon lenses, rather than Nikon. So those Canon users could change camps. For me as a long lens Nikon user, not cost effective yet, as the adapters for Nikon lenses appear to be not that well developed yet.

According to SAR, Sony will release fast 135 and 400 primes this year

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 06:18 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)
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luigibozi: If DPR has to change/tune its camera testing methods, now this A9 is a real "game changer."

@trungtran

Have You read the article? DPR tests cameras using MF.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
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Bambi24: Sony spent millions on buying out youtubers, sending people like DPReview / Tony Northrup etc, to fancy 5 star hotels. Hiring out whole sports statdiums, hiring actors / models / etc, to do reviews. Giving everyone on youtube with a pulse a free camera to review. Lying in press releases that they're number two behind canon.

Yet, after all these years of throwing around money to promote their overheating spec sheets they call cameras, they still only have 14% of the ILC market. Behind Canon, behind Nikon, probably behind a bunch of other companies too. That should tell you about the general perception of photographers towards Sony cameras. Sony cameras are ergonomic nightmares that only look good on paper.

14% in an ILC market that has shrunk year after year, based on Sony's questionable press releases. The reality is probably more dire, I never see people use Sony cameras. I predict Sony throwing in the towel soon, they have no clue how to build an ergonomic camera whatsoever.

"no clue how to build an ergonomic camera" - A99 is much better in terms of ergonomic than any Canon/Nikon camera I've used.
"I never see people use Sony cameras" - in my city I see Sony users much often than Nikon ones.
"Lying in press releases..." - do You have any data proving this? Or these are just Your fantasies?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (101 comments in total)
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Artak Hambarian: Olympus, I am honestly waiting for C8080 modern incarnation:
- larger sensor - 1" or could be MFT
- in body stabilization
- could be ted bit larger with 24 - 240 mm lens is enough - no need in superzoom
- GPS and wifi.

RX10? ))

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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MarkAllen: You guys didn't fall on your head and drop the camera before you wrote this review did you?
Have a look at every comment below with a user feedback of over 10, and see what your readers think of your rating. You have to admit that they can't ALL be wrong...

@Rishi Sanyal

Have You used AF-Range during AF tests? This feature helps to choose distance for focusing. For example, using it You would't get any photos from baseball game with focus on backgroung. I use it very often on my A99 and A77-2.
P.S. Sorry for my poor English, it's not my native language.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Sutlore: So, this is Sony A5100's killer?

@badi

I was talking about native Sony LA-EA1/3 adapters which allows to use SAM and SSM A-mount lenses and LA-EA2/4 for screw-drive lenses

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:55 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Sutlore: So, this is Sony A5100's killer?

@badi

I've been talking about native lenses. Sony also has adapters which allows to use A-mount AF lenses(among them there are great APS-C options like DT 16-50/2.8), EF lenses, and so on

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Sutlore: So, this is Sony A5100's killer?

@davev8

Canon EOS-M doesn't have lenses at all )

At least, Sony has some good sharp primes like 35/1.8, 50/1.8, 24/1.8, zooms 18-105/4, 16-70/4, budget full-frame 28/2, 50/1.8, 50/3.5macro, 85/1.8(that can be used on FF bodies later)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 08:57 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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ovlov: Too bad Sony has all but abandoned the A-mount lens wise.

@TrojMacReady

...and Canon released 135/2 in 1996. OMG, Canon stopped supporting prime portrait shooters, EF-mount is dead

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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ovlov: Too bad Sony has all but abandoned the A-mount lens wise.

brendon1000

I have Zeiss 24-70/2.8, 50/1.4, 135/1.8, Minolta 16/2.8 fish-eye, Samyang 14/2.8, Sony 100/2.8. Going to buy 16-35/2.8, and I will spend $3200 on A99-2. All these lenses are top-quality and allow me to shoot everything I want. Great glass can be used for years, no need to update it every year

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 07:26 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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ovlov: Too bad Sony has all but abandoned the A-mount lens wise.

Sony had focused on creating FE lenses last 2-3 years. Now, when FE lens line-up covers almost all focal lenghts(except long tele), i think, Sony will continue creating and updating A-mount lenses

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 06:12 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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ovlov: I find it interesting that Sony continues to keep the A-mount on life support. What's really needed is a revamped lens lineup. I left the A-mount for the EF-mount years ago partially because scrounging ebay for used Minolta lenses gets old. Some of the issues that required service visits to Laredo got old too.

All these years later Sony still doesn't seem to have a road map for the A-mount.

@brendon1000

"old optical designs" - it doesn't make them worse. Canon doesn't have have any modern 50mm lens(50/1.2 was intoduced in 2006, even earlier than any of Sony Zeiss lenses, 50/1.4 is 24 year old), 135/2 was released in 1996, 70-200/4 - 2006, and so on...

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 07:45 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: I have never been a fan of Sony color or images. I look at what Nikon and others do with the Sony sensors and they knock them out of the park. I haven't looked at this camera yet so hoping they are doing better.

@Esstee

Isn't it better to compare RAW from NEX with RAW from EOS-M? Sensor size matters

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 06:36 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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Morvegil: Not sure why anyone in their right mind would go back to A mount. Its a almost dead tech. With the Sony E mount and Canon/Nikon killing the lens game...just buying into a dead tech.

Might as well start your VCR back up.

Maybe, those who see that A-mount has everything they need? Great cameras like A99-2, great lenses(Zeiss 16-35/2.8, 24-70/2.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.4, 135/1.8, G-line(70-200, 70-400, 300/2.8, and so on))... There are professionals who don't need over100 lenses line up(most of them are from film era) or special lenses like tilt-shift, extra-long lenses... My Sony gear allow me to shoot everything I need(portrait, wedding, and so on). My 135/1.8 is the best portrait lens I ever used(Canon 85/1.2, 135/2, Nikon 105/2, 135/2 are in diffirent league, not even close to Zeiss).
"just buying into a dead tech" - isn't it about buying DSLR dinosaurs with flipping mirror? ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 20:17 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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MLPhoto88: Why in the image comparison does the a99 II have so much red fringe??

@contadorfan

You are right. Canon 85/1.2L also has heavy CA. If it had been be used for shooting DPR test scene, we would see the same level of CA, if not greater. 85/1.8 is much better in terms of CA

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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MLPhoto88: Why in the image comparison does the a99 II have so much red fringe??

CZ85/1.4 has great bokeh but suffers from CA. Not the best choise for technical shoots but amazing portrait lens

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 10:52 UTC
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