Deven-D7

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On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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Morvegil: Not sure why anyone in their right mind would go back to A mount. Its a almost dead tech. With the Sony E mount and Canon/Nikon killing the lens game...just buying into a dead tech.

Might as well start your VCR back up.

I hate being argumentative, but your analogy is wrong. The A99ii is like HDTV/Blu-ray whilst Canon/Nikon are DVD's and the millions of people who have DVD's and SD TV's are complaining because they are unwilling to embrace change and technological advancement.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)

To those who want to know to whom this camera is marketed to, it is made for people like me. I am a long time Minolta user that never gave up on the A-mount. In fact, I keep adding lenses and made a point of getting only FF ones (Zeiss if possible). $3200 is an incredible amount of money to spend on a camera that will likely become outdated in a few years but to me at least, the A99ii likely will be something I do not move on from for a least a decade. I think the A99ii represents the pinnacle of technology. It does everything extremely well.

The whole point to getting such a camera is to team it up with many of the outstanding lenses in the Sony lineup (and yes, many have been updated recently). To me the main 'knock' on the Sony lineup of lenses is that they do not have 'cheaper' versions in the lens lineup (like F4 lenses, or the 24-105 lens). Lenses last 'forever' while bodies will come and go. It may take years to 'collect' lenses, but the A99ii should still be there.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 15:21 UTC as 235th comment | 6 replies
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2468 comments in total)
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Deven-D7: Forgive me if this has been answered already, as I have not read all 2000+ comments, but to me 'equivalency' is only applicable when you are using the same 'sensor' but only smaller. Pixel size and Pixel density need to be accounted for as well. Otherwise you are trying to convince me that going on a safari with an IPhone will result in equivalent pictures to a 1DX with 600mm lens. Similarly will a phone sensor with panoramic feature give me the same picture as a 16mm lens on a FF sensor?

What I think needs to be described and tabulated is the angular resolution of different sensors and sizes as a relation to distance from subject. I am still having a problem accepting that a 4/3 sensor with 300mm lens will produce the same quality picture as a FF sensor with 600mm lens when shooting from the same spot on a bright sunny day.

Am I missing something? Or are we not talking about the quality of the picture, only the DoF and FoV?

Thanks for the reply, and great read with that link, but I think I am more confused but I think I am starting to understand what you are saying. If we take a picture in low light with a cell phone, and we 'standardize' the same picture with a SLR by lowering the f-stop and increasing shutter speed to match the cell phone, we are then going to have essentially the same picture even though the sensors are of different size and pixel size/density may be different because at the end, the single most important factor is the amount of light hitting the sensor, and everything else essentially does not matter?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2468 comments in total)

Forgive me if this has been answered already, as I have not read all 2000+ comments, but to me 'equivalency' is only applicable when you are using the same 'sensor' but only smaller. Pixel size and Pixel density need to be accounted for as well. Otherwise you are trying to convince me that going on a safari with an IPhone will result in equivalent pictures to a 1DX with 600mm lens. Similarly will a phone sensor with panoramic feature give me the same picture as a 16mm lens on a FF sensor?

What I think needs to be described and tabulated is the angular resolution of different sensors and sizes as a relation to distance from subject. I am still having a problem accepting that a 4/3 sensor with 300mm lens will produce the same quality picture as a FF sensor with 600mm lens when shooting from the same spot on a bright sunny day.

Am I missing something? Or are we not talking about the quality of the picture, only the DoF and FoV?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:34 UTC as 93rd comment | 5 replies
On article Just Posted: In-depth Sony SLT-A77 review (225 comments in total)

When using the pull down to compare to other cameras, the canon 60D has a better video mode than the A77? The Nikon D700 has the same score for video mode? How can that be when this camera is the only one to do 1080p 60fps and has full time autofocus (albeit not able to control exposure and have autofocus at the same time). It for sure is the best DSLR at taking videos but its score is not reflective.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 01:39 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
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