hippo84

hippo84

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

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On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (347 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 (100 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 (1578 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 (1578 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 (1578 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 (1578 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 (1578 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 (1578 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 (1578 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 (1578 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 (1578 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
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1640 comments in total)
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taktak91: Nice camera, sure.
But who's it aimed at?
Too pricey for beginners, too limited in specs for enthusiasts.

@marianco

"The Sony A6300 costs the same but lenses are very expensive" - at least Sony has native fast primes with reasonable price(35/1.8, 50/1.8, and so on).
"Sony A6300 can't do 4K without quickly overheating" - it depends on conditions in which You use it. My friend, who used A6300 in pair with A7s, never had overheating.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:43 UTC
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Tiefenunschärfe: 890$ per cm² sensor size! LOL!

@naturetech

We are talking about interchangeable lens camera, body only, aren't We? How much does Oly with 24-600 cost?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
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tom1234567: I don't think there will be a great demand for this camera
there are plenty FF cameras that are better more affordable than this 99

Tom G

Which more affordable cameras are better than A99-2 and why?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:01 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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princecody: If this camera was the size of the Panasonic LX10 I might buy it??? Wonder if an aftermarket grip could fix the big hands problem? The verdict is still out on overheating in movie modes? That has been an achilles heal for all Sony cameras recently.

bummer: "The RX100 V shoots UHD 4K video at 24/30fps in XAVC S format "for up to 5 minutes", utilizing full pixel readout with no line skipping or pixel binning."

Interestingness

Nikon D5 can shoot only 3 min.4K videos, Canon 1DX Mark II - 10 min at highest bitrate.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (234 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: I would consider this camera if it had a less compromised 24-90/110/120/135 2.8 constant or 2.8-3.5 lens. I've always disliked 24-70 lenses due to lack of range. I don't care about the whole 1.8 at the wide end thing.

@ Mike FL
http://cameralabs.org/media/cameralabs/fotot/2014/04.14/30.04/canon_g1x.jpg
But it's much bigger. RX100 is about the same size as G7X, which has 1'' sensor, a bit longer lens but doesn't have viewfinder.
Sony doesn't have direct competitor to G1Xm2

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
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