bernarte

bernarte

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A7RII launched in 2015 with DXO score of 98 (26.0/13.9/3434)
D850 launched in 2017 with DXO score of 100 (26.4/14.8/2660)

Struggle is real...

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 03:47 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (734 comments in total)
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NicoPPC: Well, this is ugly but...

Do others cameras show up the same issue during this event ? If yes: Sony out of sport photography.

The Sony A9 has a mechanical shutter as well. You can use it in these situations.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2750 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: That's an awfully long "cons" list with some pretty major bullet points for 89%. Add to that no professional long telephoto lens selection whatsoever for this sports/action camera, and the longest list of caveats tied to it's performance specs I have ever seen...but Sony can do no wrong :)

Also missed some minor cons:
There are no shutter speed steps between 1/16000 and 1/32000, no-blackout EVF doesn't work past F11, EVF frame rate is reduced significantly for continuous shooting, buffer is greatly reduced to 128 frames in 14bit, and it does not allow 7 frame bracketing.

Not a bad product for Sony's first ever foray into this category, but to say it's equal to a D5 or 1DX II is a little extreme, especially with the current state of the lens system.

"but to say it's equal to a D5 or 1DX II is a little extreme,"

It's not equal. It is better than the 1Dx II.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)

Sometimes, reviewers make mistakes, too. The best thing DPR can do is evaluate their scoring system which has become so out of touch with reality.

87% Gold for the 5D IV
85% Silver for the A99 II and A6500
85% Gold for the A6300

Something is really disturbingly wrong here.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 06:30 UTC as 95th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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Fabian from Swizzy Land: The final score is a bit weird. A99 mark I got 84 points and gold award. 4 years later the new A99 mark II which is a huuuge update to the original cam only gets 1 point more.

This is an example of when a reviewer needs a full review of itself.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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Hunting light: Interesting to see the full review, when ready. It will hopefully be a good camerahouse, but still waiting for the result of the lowlight-testing. Video is not my cup of tea, and don`t bother if you are locked on F3,5, or whatever.
The old A99 produced noice after iso 800, so I expect above 12800 before noice is a problem.

That said - Sony needs a new lineup for A-mount lenses. Particular bigger lenses for sport/action, before I decide to drop my Nikon again.
Sony need a new zoom above 400, let`s say a 100-500, F5,6. Also a prime 500/600, which normal working people can buy.

Shooting kids at f3.5 is fine. Gives you AF and enough depth of field.

Shooting stills at f1.4 is difficult enough. How much more for video of moving kids?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 02:25 UTC
On article iPhone 7 Plus survives 13 hours in icy Russian river (93 comments in total)
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techjedi: Not an Apple user, but I hope the example set by IPhone and the few existing Android devices becomes standard for all smartphones. Kudos on the IPhone 7/7+, every dunk test I have seen shows that it really delivers on the water resistance.

I bet it saves them money in attempted replacements as well. I know they have that circuit in older iPhones that could detect water damage to deny a replacement, but I know people who pushed hard and got it replaced anyway.

Why would iPhone place a circuit to detect water damage if they claim their phone is water proof up to 1 meter for 30 mins? I mean, they cant deny a warranty claim for water damage.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
On article iPhone 7 Plus survives 13 hours in icy Russian river (93 comments in total)
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TheDarmok74: And this - unchecked - story makes it to dpr why? Is it a blog on mobile phones? The iPhone has a camera, but how does this come into play in this case?

Can you kindly share the statistics for this claim? Thanks

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 12:44 UTC
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Kevin Coppalotti: Is there a battery powered version a sports shooter could take into the field?

There's also the Elinchrom ELB Action Head is battery powered and has a t0.5 flash duration of 1/2800 s delivered at full power of 400Ws.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
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bernarte: Wow! Big surprise from Sony amidst all the death rumors for the A mount. It is a marvelous technological tour de force combining a7R2 stills, a7s2 video, a6300 evf lag, and a77ii autofocus features. I'm starting to save up for this one and hope to upgrade very soon.

I've found out that the Nikon D5, D500, Canon 1DX II, 5DS, 5DSR also do not have AF assist lamps.

The ones that do include Nikon D810, Canon 5D IV, 80D, and 7D II.

I'm a bit concerned that the lack of AF assist lamp might slow down AF in low light situations such as wedding dinner receptions.

In any case, this camera is really great and well worth the 4 years that we've waited.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:00 UTC
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bernarte: Watch Tony Northrup predicting the Future of Photography predicting the death of many systems including the A-mount https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMnBRD7fEVg

I posted the wrong link. This is the correct link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDvul84wues

Skip to 14:00

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:33 UTC
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EXX: Great specs! But why no pop-up flash? A pop-up flash can be very handy as a last resort or as wireless controller.

What is next, an A88 budget version, with a 24 MP sensor similar to the A7II sensor?

When I first saw the top portion of this camera looking like the top of the a77 ii, I thought Sony added a pop up flash. I actually prefer the shape of the a99 Mk 1. Why did they have to change it if they're not adding a flash anyway?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:52 UTC
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EXX: Great specs! But why no pop-up flash? A pop-up flash can be very handy as a last resort or as wireless controller.

What is next, an A88 budget version, with a 24 MP sensor similar to the A7II sensor?

I pray that Sony has addressed the wireless flash delay in this new body. Using the a99, I have to use FEL lock before making the shot to eliminate the significant delay.

I also hope that this body is compatible with the Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander FA-WRC1M which is listed to be compatible only with E mount cameras. Has anyone tried using this radio trigger with the a99 Mk1?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:41 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)

Can't wait to test the Zeiss 135mm f1.8 and 50mm f1.4 ZA on this new body. I wonder how they will perform on such a high resolution sensor. Hope DxO Mark won't take long to test this camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:19 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply

Good news after good news: Profoto AirTTL for Sony available starting 2017. http://profoto.com/speed-redefined/int/air-remote-ttl-s/

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:00 UTC as 38th comment
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bernarte: Wow! Big surprise from Sony amidst all the death rumors for the A mount. It is a marvelous technological tour de force combining a7R2 stills, a7s2 video, a6300 evf lag, and a77ii autofocus features. I'm starting to save up for this one and hope to upgrade very soon.

I noticed that there is no more AF assist lamp. What could be the logic behind this omission, and would there be a negative impact on low light focusing?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:47 UTC

Wow! Big surprise from Sony amidst all the death rumors for the A mount. It is a marvelous technological tour de force combining a7R2 stills, a7s2 video, a6300 evf lag, and a77ii autofocus features. I'm starting to save up for this one and hope to upgrade very soon.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:41 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies

Watch Tony Northrup predicting the Future of Photography predicting the death of many systems including the A-mount https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMnBRD7fEVg

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:09 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
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EXX: Great specs! But why no pop-up flash? A pop-up flash can be very handy as a last resort or as wireless controller.

What is next, an A88 budget version, with a 24 MP sensor similar to the A7II sensor?

An advantage of having a pop up flash is that it can optically trigger off camera flashes. Remember, one of the issues that plagued the a99 is the wireless flash delay that occurs when you mount an external flash on the hot shoe to trigger wireless remote flashes. This issue is not shared by alpha cameras with pop up flashes such as the a57, a65, and a77.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:23 UTC
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brn: Help me understand why this is such a big deal. My aging SB800 can have a flash duration as quick as 1/41,600.

The issue raised by the OP is flash duration, but you guys answer that the Profoto is more powerful or has faster recycling times which miss the point completely.

Please take note that the 1/63,000 burst happens only on 1Ws of power. Speedlights can give you that same fast duration on 1Ws of power.

At 500Ws, the flash duration of the Profoto plummets to 1/2,600, while at 1,000Ws, it slows down further to 1/1,600.

Yes, monolights are more powerful, but the flash duration is not amazing as they hype it up to be.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 03:32 UTC
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