hippo84

hippo84

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

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togpeter: It's really welcome news that there are more and more manufacturers coming through with Sony compatible gear.

I don't know if it's a reflection of the market, or a change in attitude from Sony, but in previous years you could never get anything useful that was a native fit, or worked fully. It was always 'adapters' and getting around certain limitations.

Wireless flash? Ha! HSS? You've got to be kidding! Now it's beginning to look very rosy indeed.

leonche64

I'm an A-mount shooter for 7 years, and I haven't had any problem with third party accessories. Triggers(TTL and manual) and flashes for Minolta hot shoe, batteries and battery grips...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 13:57 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 (277 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 (236 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
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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five5pho: I m not a someone who would buy this camera, but like or not Sony will sooner or later get to the top of professional cameras we use.

@Interestingness

About (*) - Have You ever read Canon press-releases? Here You are: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2016/20160915-EOS-M5/20160915-EOS-M5

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 10:41 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: I feel like buying a 2x4 at Home Depot and taking a trip to Sony Japan and whacking those engineers over the head. Wake up Sony! Somebody in the top three has to be the first to introduce a complete remake of the screen interface. It needs to be an icon driven touch very similar to smartphones. Dump those freaking menus!!! I want to organize the icons on multiple screens to suit me. YOU don't know what I need and never will. And I don't care what your engineers think about what belongs on a professional camera. Stop trying to sell customers what you think they need. Sell us what we want. Or have you forgotten who is paying the blinking bill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Samsung Galaxy Camera is what You need))

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 07:51 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: I feel like buying a 2x4 at Home Depot and taking a trip to Sony Japan and whacking those engineers over the head. Wake up Sony! Somebody in the top three has to be the first to introduce a complete remake of the screen interface. It needs to be an icon driven touch very similar to smartphones. Dump those freaking menus!!! I want to organize the icons on multiple screens to suit me. YOU don't know what I need and never will. And I don't care what your engineers think about what belongs on a professional camera. Stop trying to sell customers what you think they need. Sell us what we want. Or have you forgotten who is paying the blinking bill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Icons? Are you kiddin'? If You need icons, it doesn't mean that everybody needs it. If somedody wants to see built-in Angry Birds at their professional cameras, should Sony add it too?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 07:49 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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CaPi: I am looking for a new camera. I am willing to reinvest even into a whole set of new lenses.
This camera: Sorry.. nice figures.. extreme pricing.. overheating issues not even addressed verbally. I'm out. For money like that one gets to pick and choose an enormous variety of excellent cameras.
We dont need this.

@Interestingness

I have Oly EM5, 45/1.8 and a pair of zooms and often shoots with my friend's EM1 with 12-40 and 40-150/2.8, and I know m4/3 strenghts and weaknesses. I haven't said that m4/3 is worse in every aspect, I just meant that camera with larger sensor(1"vs 4/3, 4/3 vs APS-C, APS-C vs FF, and so on) may be more expensive. I haven't said any word about lenses

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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Lucas1964: There is nothing wrong with admiring the high tech that Sony incorporates into these camerabodies. There is also nothing wrong in mentioning the main flaws of Sony: a line of APS-C lenses that is at best dissapointing (either too bulky, too expensive or too much lacking in IQ). Colour science that is difficult to handle. Menu structures that are a pita. A random stream of body releases that leave many early buyers out in the cold.

I don't see why we shouldn't mention these flaws in forums alongside the true admiration for their cunning engineering brlilliance in the field of sensors and LSI's. Maybe Sony will one day hire some real photographers and address these shortcomings. Until then, I am tempted by these bodies, but at the same deterred by the grave pitfuls mentioned above.

I saw videos with A99-2 menu(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-botz4mFVI). It has to be similar with A6500 menu.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 16:20 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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Lucas1964: There is nothing wrong with admiring the high tech that Sony incorporates into these camerabodies. There is also nothing wrong in mentioning the main flaws of Sony: a line of APS-C lenses that is at best dissapointing (either too bulky, too expensive or too much lacking in IQ). Colour science that is difficult to handle. Menu structures that are a pita. A random stream of body releases that leave many early buyers out in the cold.

I don't see why we shouldn't mention these flaws in forums alongside the true admiration for their cunning engineering brlilliance in the field of sensors and LSI's. Maybe Sony will one day hire some real photographers and address these shortcomings. Until then, I am tempted by these bodies, but at the same deterred by the grave pitfuls mentioned above.

Have You already use Sony cameras with new menu(A99-2 or A6500)? About lens line-up: at least there are great and cheap 35/1.8 and 50/1.8, 20/2.8, very good 10-18/4, and so on. It's still better than crappy EOS-M lens selection

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 08:54 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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2482: anyone know the sync speed? Still 180? or 160? the old one was around that.

Fujica

And 1/32000 with electronical shutter

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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c45: The a6500 is the a6300 take No. 2, in 9 months there will be a6700 or a6300 take No. 3

"they are a consumer electronic company"
Canon is a printer, monitor, calculator company, so what?
Don't You know, that there are several independent divisions at Sony?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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CaPi: I am looking for a new camera. I am willing to reinvest even into a whole set of new lenses.
This camera: Sorry.. nice figures.. extreme pricing.. overheating issues not even addressed verbally. I'm out. For money like that one gets to pick and choose an enormous variety of excellent cameras.
We dont need this.

@Thorgrem

It's a camera with 1.5-times smaller sensor. I have Olympus EM5, Sony APS-C and FF and know what does this difference mean in practise. About 121 cross-type focus points - as I know, non cross-type on-sensor phase detection points are sensitive at both horizontal and vertical directions, aren't they? You can made them square, round, cross-form, and so on

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 19:50 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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five5pho: I m not a someone who would buy this camera, but like or not Sony will sooner or later get to the top of professional cameras we use.

@Interestingness

About service - neither Canon nor Sony doesn't have their own repair shops in Russia, they have main partner organization who implements guarantee and after-guarantee service. You know what, there is one organization to be official repair shop for both Canon and Sony, http://copiamos.ru/service/.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 19:36 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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CaPi: I am looking for a new camera. I am willing to reinvest even into a whole set of new lenses.
This camera: Sorry.. nice figures.. extreme pricing.. overheating issues not even addressed verbally. I'm out. For money like that one gets to pick and choose an enormous variety of excellent cameras.
We dont need this.

@Interestingness

You absolutely doesn't understand how AF systems of mirrorless cameras work. No cross-type? Please name one, just one mirrorless camera with cross-type focus points. How many of them does Canon EOS M5 have?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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five5pho: I m not a someone who would buy this camera, but like or not Sony will sooner or later get to the top of professional cameras we use.

@Interestingness

What a victim of marketing you're, true fanboy. Canon has 50% of market, so what? Justin Timberlake sells more CD's than Aerosmith, does it make him better musician? )) About sales - according to Amazon bestsellers, Sony mirrorless often sells better than similarly priced DSLR's from Canon and Nikon. About WorldPressPhoto - professional photographers shoot not only reportage, but also studio projects, wedding, and so on. Do You really think that Your 5D is better for EVERY kind of photo? If yes, than You're true fanboy. Professional photographer chooses equipment that is better for his work. Even in my small town there are several studio photographers who shoot A7r2 and there is no 5DS/r, not a single one. Does they stop to be professionals after moving from Canon to Sony? No, they're just smart enough and they're not fanboys, as opposed to You, dear Interestingness

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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five5pho: I m not a someone who would buy this camera, but like or not Sony will sooner or later get to the top of professional cameras we use.

@Nobby2016

Here in Russia Sony's support is great, much better than Nikon's for example(who can send unrepaired camera to its owner, like they've done to my friend Roman https://500px.com/labasta). Me with my wife shoot Sony(A850/77/77-2/99) for 7 years and never had any problems with service.

@Interestingness
Shooting 5D-3/4 doesn't make anybody more professional than those who shoot Sony or professional at all, does it?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 13:48 UTC
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five5pho: I m not a someone who would buy this camera, but like or not Sony will sooner or later get to the top of professional cameras we use.

In our city many professionals changed their Canon and Nikon to A7s(2) and A7r2. I have the biggest photostudio in our city and communicate with many photographers who rent it for their projects, and none of them is going to buy 5Dm4, for example, but A7r2 is camera that always gets attention always.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 05:59 UTC
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Bora Cyprus: No battery grip means Sony is not serious about APS-C line. They will not make good glass for APS-C only either.
To me, 6500 is just a testing camera Sony released to get AF feedback from users and they will implement it in upcoming full frame A9 which they will charge too much. They just care about making money by releasing fancy cameras every 6 months and not providing updates to old cameras.

Fuji is much better at providing genuine photography experience and they are committed to do so.

Sony should learn at least from Panasonic (if not Fuji) with their latest G80/85. It is cheaper, weather sealed, has batter grip, has good video features..all under 1000 bucks.

(i own a sony a6000 and A7 and thinking to ditch Sony soon)

"Just look at the current Sony adds of A6300/6500 - all lenses mounted to it are G from FF" - really? I see A6500 with Zeiss 16-70/4, 24/1.8.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 10:14 UTC
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