bernarte

bernarte

Lives in Philippines Manila, Philippines
Joined on Oct 4, 2012

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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 32nd 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 33rd 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 35th 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
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2080 comments in total)
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peeyaj: This would perhaps become the go-to camera for 4k video stealing the crown of GH4 and A7s series. The 5D series is a classic in videography.

The A7S was designed more for video, while the 5D was made as an all rounder. A7S has bigger pixels, gamma profiles, etc...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 04:47 UTC
On article Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September (66 comments in total)

Any news on the Sony FA-WRC1M wireless flash commander and FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver? It was due to be released this June.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 5th comment
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vscd: To sum it up... mirrorless is nice for small sensors and small primes. If you need your daily workhorses (24-70 2.8+70-200 2.8) the Mirrorlessconcept is nuts. At least for size/weight.

I would only consider the size/weight issue between DSLR and mirrorless if they are equal in image quality. I mean why would I pick a "comfortably-gripped" camera that has inferior IQ?

Had the DSLRs' IQ come close to the A7 mirrorless systems, then it would be valid to compare their handling.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 03:48 UTC
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