straylightrun

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On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (512 comments in total)

Why does this article exist? You might as well make an article on the differences between a toaster and a basketball. A quick glance at the specs and summary and its pretty obvious what the differrences are.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)

Sony doesn't even have an external flash that is fully compatible with it's own system (none of the e-mount bodies can fire off an external AF illuminator as it becomes disabled when mounted on the body).

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 02:43 UTC as 41st comment
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1157 comments in total)

I hope they have revamped the entire menu system and make it more intuitive and less like a disjointed computer.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:19 UTC as 200th comment | 1 reply
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jeep: And a dedicated stills DSLR camera also, not sure why I need to pay for video technology in modern cameras when it has no interest for me.

Because it would actually cost more to have a stills only camera today.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:17 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
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Reactive: The spec sheet makes this look like the best performing and feature rich camera ever made. But being a Sony product, I know from bitter experience that it must include a significant flaw, or at least some badly chosen design compromises, that will irritate every single day. So apart from the pro-spec price, where's the Achilles heel on this one?

Unintuitive user interface and over heating.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:13 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)

Today's top headline: Sony releases a ground breaking new revolutionary mirrorless camera. In other news, Canon sells firmware update for $99.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:11 UTC as 110th comment | 21 replies
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straylightrun: What's with the bizarre clickbait title? "Finally"? I dont think anyone has ever really been waiting for this. The previous generation of Sony cameras all support charging and running with micro usb chargers. Plenty of third party chargers that charge more than 1 battery for ages.

^ Wrong. The current a7 cameras can run purely from external USB power.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:17 UTC
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KyleSlamchez: Okay, hold the phone! The actual full specifications state that it only shoots 5fps with the physical shutter. Five frames per second!

The Nikon D5 shoots 12fps. The Canon 1DX II shoots 14fps!

I thought something was goofy. This is looking more and more like just an a7s ii with dual card slots, a larger buffer, and less resolution.

@KyleSlamchez The Olympus has a smaller 43 sensor. This Sony has a proper full frame sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 08:38 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
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ThomasH_always: Please disregard this, its a sarcastic entry:

I am sure that the introductory price will fall... A bit. Like the EOD-5D, which I called from Day One a $1300 camera for $3000. Guess what , we can get 5D Mk III for $1700. So I will be willing to make Sony a favor and use their device as soon as the price will be a bit lower, say $1400-$1800, because of the lousy set of lenses, not a match to Canon or Nikon. And no optical viewfinder.

Well, folks, that's me, that's the way I purchase this stuff. So far it always worked out for me, but I do not shoot for money, and I am not in a hurry. The older I get, the less "stuff" I have, the lenses are smaller, my eyes see less fine details. Patience and a "virtual release date" of every piece of equipment shifted by a year works wonders on the prices...

^ a ferrari is a terrible comparison. A ferrari is a luxury car brand. People buy that for the brand and recognition. This on the other hand is another digital camera. It will be superseded and the price will go down drastically in 1-2 years. Its hardly unrealistic at all to expect the price to go down when the next models come out.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:22 UTC

What's with the bizarre clickbait title? "Finally"? I dont think anyone has ever really been waiting for this. The previous generation of Sony cameras all support charging and running with micro usb chargers. Plenty of third party chargers that charge more than 1 battery for ages.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 04:32 UTC as 18th comment | 11 replies
On article Sony a9 first look videos (300 comments in total)
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paulhojo: So is this the A7ii replacement? Or do we think there are more coming? I've been saving but not this much.

This is the first professional emount body. Its not even in the same category as the a7ii or r and s lines.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
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T3: With regard to the silent shooting of this new pro Sony, I think of how noisy press conferences are with all those DSLRs clacking loudly with all their mirrors flipping up and down. It's terrible. Maybe in the future, the press corps will switch over to quieter mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A9. What a big improvement that would be! I just don't see any point in the press corps continuing to use loud DSLR cameras with clacking mirrors and mechanical shutters anymore, especially now that we have newer, quieter technology like the A9 that shoot silently.

@HowaboutRAW yep, so we both agree that having a silent shutter option is an incredible invaluable tool to have in your creative arsenal, and is better to have than no silent option at all!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
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T3: With regard to the silent shooting of this new pro Sony, I think of how noisy press conferences are with all those DSLRs clacking loudly with all their mirrors flipping up and down. It's terrible. Maybe in the future, the press corps will switch over to quieter mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A9. What a big improvement that would be! I just don't see any point in the press corps continuing to use loud DSLR cameras with clacking mirrors and mechanical shutters anymore, especially now that we have newer, quieter technology like the A9 that shoot silently.

^ Pro Tip: Then switch it off. Its far better to have the option than not at all. The real photographer should be smart enough to decide which creative tool should be used at the time.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:36 UTC

No USB 3.0 port? No fully articulated screen? No proper weather sealing? At this price point.... 😬

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 77th comment | 15 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)
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T3: With regard to the silent shooting of this new pro Sony, I think of how noisy press conferences are with all those DSLRs clacking loudly with all their mirrors flipping up and down. It's terrible. Maybe in the future, the press corps will switch over to quieter mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A9. What a big improvement that would be! I just don't see any point in the press corps continuing to use loud DSLR cameras with clacking mirrors and mechanical shutters anymore, especially now that we have newer, quieter technology like the A9 that shoot silently.

^ or just use a Sony a9 that has silent shutter instead of trying to find a work around

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)

Is the new electronic shutter a global shutter? What differentiates it from the electronic shutters in the a7s, a7sII and a7rIIs?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:24 UTC as 154th comment | 3 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)

Canon and Nikon shooters on suicide watch

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:31 UTC as 165th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (157 comments in total)
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h2k: How i wish there'd be a fully native ultrawide prime, say with 8 mms. I can then still zoom easily with my arm and feet. Not sure why ultrawide needs to come as zoom.

(Aware of uw primes from Laowa, Lamyang etc.)

@deep7 Micro four thirds has a 2x crop factor. 8mm is not actually 8mm equiv, it's 16mm equiv because of the crop.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:50 UTC
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straylightrun: Full Frame shooters on suicide watch

^ wow, if FF will have the exact same resolution and IQ as MF in a years time, I can't wait to see what MF will be capable of!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (157 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: Seems slow. F/2.8 to F/4 is a F/5.6 to F/8 full frame equivalent. I do understand that that probably doesnt matter much since this is meant as a wide landscape lens, where long exposures negate the issue and slow apertures are necessary to get everything in focus. But if you plan on using this lens in any other capacity, you will be very disappointed in just how much noise that the lens will produce.

DOF equivalence isnt realpy that important with wide angle lenses. If youre trying to get portrait shots with a 16-35mm ultrawide, youre doing it wrong.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 07:20 UTC
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