Alex Permit

Alex Permit

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On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (412 comments in total)
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JPR.lda: Why is nobody complaining about:
- the lack of AF assist when using a flash?
- the fact that the cameras focus at shooting aperture and any aperture smaller the F8 the AF struggle to focus.
- all A7 cameras are useless for events and weddings because of the above problems. (unless you use them for video only)
I am not trolling, I use A7r2 everyday but I find it incredible that these problems are not addressed by Sony after six A7 cameras and a A9

While clunky, you could use a Godox X1T-S trigger. It will fire an assist lamp on Sony cameras, but you have to put the flash on top of the trigger or use off-camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
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Mike Sandman: In the discussion of the barriers to switching, dPreview commented that going to an a9 was attractive and a lot less expensive for wedding photographers than it is for sports photographers. But all of your subsequent discussion has been focused (pun intended) on sports photographers.

I submit that there are a lot more weddings every week than there are newsworthy sports events, and therefore there are a lot more wedding photographers than sports photographers. If Sony picks off a substantial slice of wedding photographers, they'll probably be very happy to penetrate the sports photog market more slowly.

The BLS reports roughly 125,000 professional photographers in the US. I agree, there must be alot more wedding photographers than any other type.
For a rough cut, assume In the US there are roughly 2.3 million weddings per year. If a wedding photographers averages 22 weddings/year (probably high), there would be roughly 105,000 wedding photographers.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 20:19 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (752 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I think of all the good points mentioned above, lenses remain the biggest issue. I've said on a separate thread that if Metabones gives me almost-native AF speeds, I'm sold.

With a firmware update, the LAEA3 will auto focus A mount glass at 10fps. Gives hope that metabones will be able to reverse engineer similar speeds.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (787 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: Carey, I was surprised you had no comments on the spacing between the camera grip and the 100-400mm lens body. Videos I've seen show it to be tight. Did you find that not to be the case?

@Flyindoc if you're talking about the GP-X1EM, it just lengthens the grip. I don't see how that will help widen the space between the grip and the lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 03:49 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (787 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: Carey, I was surprised you had no comments on the spacing between the camera grip and the 100-400mm lens body. Videos I've seen show it to be tight. Did you find that not to be the case?

Thanks, good idea. I own an a7r2 but don't own any of the "big" lenses. Largest lens I own is the is the 90mm macro. I still shoot tele with my Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 03:46 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (787 comments in total)

Carey, I was surprised you had no comments on the spacing between the camera grip and the 100-400mm lens body. Videos I've seen show it to be tight. Did you find that not to be the case?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 03:04 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (787 comments in total)
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Kevin Coppalotti: Carey is 100% correct on the frame rates. it is a hindrance to a sports shooter doing big events for hours, -all those pics have to be looked at and edited, and stored.

I would think the point of such a high fps is to better isolate "the perfect moment", not to just "spray and pray".

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 02:57 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (787 comments in total)
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dash2k8: All these amazing technicals aside, for me to even to begin considering buying this body is this: will my Canon/Nikon lenses focus fast enough to be unnoticeable with a Metabones converter? I'm not talking fast-as-native lenses, which would be obviously unreasonable, but the gap should be hard to notice and not slow me down too much. If so, $4500 does sound reasonable for all the good that this body can do.

Does metabones have a Sony-Nikon AF adapter? I didn't think they did. As for Canon, I can't imagine it would be faster than using Sony's A-mount adapter. With that adapter, your speed is cut to 10fps.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 02:52 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (86 comments in total)
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Biowizard: OK, I get it - the words are ambiguous. Nonetheless, somehow, when I go to a website like DPReview, and see an article called "xyz CAMERA Review", I tend to expect to find - how can I put this - a Review of a, er, um, CAMERA made by xyz. Not a phone!

Brian

The British were always known for their sense of humor. For fun, this 15 year old blog post was quite popular in its day
http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2011/05/euphemistically_speaking

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 20:15 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (86 comments in total)
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Biowizard: OK, I get it - the words are ambiguous. Nonetheless, somehow, when I go to a website like DPReview, and see an article called "xyz CAMERA Review", I tend to expect to find - how can I put this - a Review of a, er, um, CAMERA made by xyz. Not a phone!

Brian

Ah, the subtle differences in our respective languages. I took it as a sarcastic comment. I hear you, and I mean that in the American, not British way :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (787 comments in total)
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FlyinDoc: Will Canon produce a FF mirrorless camera to ward off the threat and keep up with the technological advances Sony is making? Surely a FF version of the M5 with the same adapter to use with their EF lenses is a no-brainer.

It may not have the amazing stacked CMOS BSI sensor, but it may not need it. The vast legion of Canon users can go lighter and smaller if they choose to and their lenses can be used seamlessly with the adapter. It will get Canon into the FF mirrorless game and disincentivize people thinking of switching. Win-win for Canon.

What am I missing?

On the back of the A9, the point of a mirrorless pro camea wouldn't be the size or weight advantage. It would be the fps, no blackout, and other features the A9 brings.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (787 comments in total)
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FlyinDoc: Will Canon produce a FF mirrorless camera to ward off the threat and keep up with the technological advances Sony is making? Surely a FF version of the M5 with the same adapter to use with their EF lenses is a no-brainer.

It may not have the amazing stacked CMOS BSI sensor, but it may not need it. The vast legion of Canon users can go lighter and smaller if they choose to and their lenses can be used seamlessly with the adapter. It will get Canon into the FF mirrorless game and disincentivize people thinking of switching. Win-win for Canon.

What am I missing?

Makes sense. They wouldn't need to release dedicated Ff EF-M lenses any time soon, their EF-S lenses would do fine with an adapter (which is just an extension tube).

They may eventually release some wide angle lenses, where the shorter flange distance has some benefit in lens design. The normal and teles range lens lineup is probably fine as is.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (86 comments in total)
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Biowizard: OK, I get it - the words are ambiguous. Nonetheless, somehow, when I go to a website like DPReview, and see an article called "xyz CAMERA Review", I tend to expect to find - how can I put this - a Review of a, er, um, CAMERA made by xyz. Not a phone!

Brian

Heard of a camera phone? A camera phone is a mobile phone which is able to capture photographs and often record video using one or more built-in digital cameras. The first camera phone was sold in 2000 in Japan, the Sharp J-SH04.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1878 comments in total)
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rialcnis: Funny how the bottom says "11 Had it" and "5 Own it" Is that even possible? Or or those trollers?

Happens alot. People mistakingly hit "own it" rather than "want it". Some then see it in their gear list, and undo it, which means they "had it"

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 03:56 UTC
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tex: I never thought I'd be interested in this sort of thing, but after seeing one demo'd last fall at PhotoExpo, I actually am intrigued. Then I saw this: https://pentaxrumors.com/2017/02/26/ricohs-multi-imaging-technology-connects-a-pentax-k-1-with-a-theta-s/

Then I got REAL interested. Biggest issues for me: current models had limited storage, it wasn't swappable, and no connector/adapter for mains power.

Fix those things in the new one (another version can already do this, but at 2K), and I'm in. BTW, I met a professional photographer at my museum shooting something I had worked on, and he was on his 3rd Theta. He loves it.

Thanks for the post, very interesting technology.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
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captura: When (if ever) will Sony launch some new lenses specifically for the smaller NEX, A6000 lineup? It's been years since the last one.

How about, at least, releasing an E-mount to E-mount speedbooster for the nex lineup?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:55 UTC

Thanks for the interview. I wish sony understood that there IS more to a camera than the sensor. If the ergonomics and image processing of their cameras and cell phones were at the same high standards as their sensors, they would have category killers.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:10 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (262 comments in total)
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CosminMunteanu: and... nothing about the two vs. one card slot , nothing about the all plastic body ?

Tab 11:
"64, 128 or 256GB cards offer plenty of capacity and card errors are rare enough that a second card slot isn’t a vital feature."

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 11:30 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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DenWil: The 90mm f3.2 headshot features DOF so shallow that neither the tip of the nose or the sideburns are in focus. For anyone wondering about the slow lenses of MF this is a perfect example of why slow is relative and that any slower here - say f2- would prove commercially unviable. Whether you are selling a product or the model selling the product- it helps if you can get a bit in focus. I would rather be offered f3.2 lenses that I can shoot wide open occasionally than pay the price premium for f2 and always shoot at f4.5.

Ditto. My go to portrait lenses on my D4s is the NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 20:05 UTC
On article 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for photography announced (168 comments in total)
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Kainecons: what about that guy who took the photo of the russian ambassador shooting?

that surely had to be up there!

It did appear in us newspapers so shouldn't it qualify?

I thought perhaps the Pulitzer committee thought the photo was just a 'lucky shot" and not "photo journalism". When Ozbillici took his shot he thought the assassination was staged theater, not an actual event.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 02:19 UTC
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