ActionPhotoPassion

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April fool in March? :o

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2023 at 21:50 UTC as 2549th comment
On photo All the way up there ..beautiful view in the Tout Là Haut challenge (2 comments in total)

Hi,

I answer here but it could be in any of the images that relates to what I'll say.

All this POV from the top to far away are clearly not expressing "Tout là haut" (over up there) but merely "Tout là bas" (over there)...

And I've seen some images that I don't see them neither meaning the first nor the second...

Ok most of you are certainly not french, but as I was enclined to discard one image for another challenge that didn't meet the description I consider that it was needed to give a heads up here.

Congrats anyways.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2023 at 08:35 UTC as 2nd comment
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ActionPhotoPassion: Just read a review of this thing.

I don't understand how come f4.5-6.3 can be considered a performance nowadays.
With DSLR telephoto we were used to f4-5.6...

Sony G ssm 70-400/4-5.6 is close enough in the wide FL

What bugs me is the fact that years ago everybody was unhappy by the 1/3rd stop loss of SLT A-mount technology and now everybody seems to like slow telephoto....

Come on ppl wake up, f6.3 is way too slow and shouldn't be delivered those latest days.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 15:14 UTC

Just read a review of this thing.

I don't understand how come f4.5-6.3 can be considered a performance nowadays.
With DSLR telephoto we were used to f4-5.6...

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 07:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies

So here comes the new Samsung NX series by Yongnuo...

At least this camaera should be able to easily be backed up with any android phone: remote afing/triggering, reviewing images, downloading images, sending to social networks and so on.

Android camera with android phone should be peace o'cake

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 18:44 UTC as 27th comment
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EXX: With SLT, A-mount became de facto a mirrorless mount, but without the benefit of the smaller flange distance of E-mount. In the beginning, A-mount SLT was still superior in AF performance and lens selection, but that all has vanished now as OSPDAF has progressed a lot and there are now lots of native lenses for E-mount . Sony could easily create an A-mount camera without the SLT mirror, but what is the point. This would effectively be an E-mount camera + LA-EA5 adapter.

What would be a great thing is that Sony would continue the Axx series (so using the body shape, swivel screen, top LCD, on board flash etc.), just with E-mount instead of A-mount, with or without the LA-EA5 adapter.

Sony had faked a try of this.... In a way Sony doesn't want to bring E-mount with A-mount ergos and form factor.

They designed a frankenstein ugly and useless camera-joke, the A3000, and used the sales numbers of this non-proposition to conclude that clients don't want E-mount with A -mount form factors.
I'm moving on my 2 legs, kangurus are moving on their 2 legs. Sony Conclusion ? Naturally I'm a kanguru.

Obviously clients want cameras with correct to good specs, not this fake atempt of a camera-joke that is A3000.
If Sony had put A6xxx sensor and tech into an A77m2 body, that would have sold like hot cakes.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 16:23 UTC
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ActionPhotoPassion: Can the straps be set up on the side, to have tripod on the side ?

Otherwise it would be impossible to travel with it in airplane cabin. Tripod set at the bottom of the bagpack is impossible to keep under airplane seat.

Ah that's perfect then.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2021 at 08:55 UTC
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juntoalmar: Question for people who own a similar design bag. Isn't that "rollable" design a pain to use because it takes a lot of time to open/close the bag? I often open/close the backpack (sometimes immediately because I forgot to take something). I feel I would be rolling/unrolling all the time and (eventually) getting a bag with a zip.

Opinions?

I have a backpack with this system from KF Concept and it's not an issue to roll/unroll.

What is cool is that thanks to the rolltop you can also carry 2 travel tripods if you want.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2021 at 17:00 UTC

Can the straps be set up on the side, to have tripod on the side ?

Otherwise it would be impossible to travel with it in airplane cabin. Tripod set at the bottom of the bagpack is impossible to keep under airplane seat.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2021 at 16:54 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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IdM photography: I never liked that "tranlucent mirror", taking away 1/3rd of the light...

Well fortunately with a camera able to focus at - 6ev f2.8 that's not really a problem in the field.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 20:36 UTC
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Cian3307: I wonder how long Sony will continue to provide after sales service for A mount gear? If I was heavily invested in the system, that would be my main concern at this stage.

If anything happens to the item under warranty well the manufacturer will have or to repair it or to replace it with something comparable/inline/equivalent...
So if you bought an A99m2 now and it had a problem under warranty Sony has to do the necessary even if it would mean for them to exchange it with an equivalent... Which would be something in between A7rm3 and A7rm4...

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 12:19 UTC
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ZeroOne01: They probably do the same to their APS-C line in the next couple of years too.

That's many years that APS-C is dead for Sony. They very recently deliver a new zoom tele up to 350mm and they certainly have the best advanced AF tech in APSC bodies but let's face it and be realistic that is not what we call a system.

In APSC system perspective wise, Fuji is light years ahead.

Sony is acting with e-mount apsc users, the same way they did with A-mount users. They give a bone here and there from time to time.

Sony is pushing FF and I wouldn't be surprised that they'd drift to Medium Format soon actually.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 06:49 UTC
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(unknown member): How was the sales figures last years for A-mount products? Probably very low, and hardly enough to make profit from new cameras. Seems like lenses still are listed in many regions.

Well since a month or so I'm trying to get an older A900 and clearly the prices 2nd hand of this real DSLR is preventing me to pull the trigger.
At 600e the piece, I can't justify it.
Prices of 2nd hand A-mount bodies are holding north and tend to rise actually.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 21:52 UTC
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Jan Itor: And the E mount will be gone with the next focus decision on the money earning parts of Sony like Games/Films/Banking

Or a Medium Format system from Sony :)

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 21:41 UTC
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Tim Zhou: The success of E-mount today has a lot to thank the work done by Sony on A-mount. So long A-mount, you won't be missed too much because I am keeping my a100 :)

The success of E-mount is only due to the advertisement and promotion ofnthe system. The use of ambassador and youtube photographers influencers.
If Sony had played the same card flr A-mount, the sales figures of this system would have been another story and ROI would had been better.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 21:38 UTC
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Rand Fotogott: Sony was never serious about SLTs. E mount was in development when the first SLTs came out, and SLTs always had features such as video full manual mode and video aperture adjustment crippled.
In 2013 when Sony replaced the mediocre Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM with an optically identical 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II (both lacking ILIS) and made it the most expensive 70-200 ever, it was petty clear Sony was trying to kill off the system.

Sony was never serious with A-mount.
If Sony had shelled out the same amount of ca$h in the promotion for A-mount that they have done and are still doing for e-mount, the sales figures of A-mount would had been different.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 21:16 UTC
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Timgomes1: I loved a-mount. Pretty much. Joined it back in 2014 with a Sony a58. Then I bought 2 a77 and 2 years ago I bought an a99. Also had an a6000 but hated the ergonomy, AF and colors... Moved to fuji a while back because I was hoping Sony would release an a77iii until 2019. When the a6400 came and there was no a-mount even in sight, I knew a-mount was gone for. I insisted on it for a while but it was already enough wait.

A-mount was the perfect mount. A mirrorless with great ergonomy. But Sony never took it seriously. It was just a gap for them to step on for a while. If they actually invested on marketing as they did to e-mount, they would have many more users. Some like the small, light and compact, but some have big hands and also happen to love EVF. The IBIS was a great way to spend less on OSS lenses.

It was a perfect mount for me. Also the Minolta lenses are great. Colors were great... But video was handicapped, and there was no more development.

So this is finally goodbye.Sad day

Well Sony never pull the trigger on advertisement and promotion of A-mount as they did it for e-mount... So sales figures are just the reflection of this.

Anyway, for E-mount it is clear to me that Sony is also lagging on APS-C. Limit Sony would find a way to ditch APS-C on emount, they would do it. Fuji is far more a mature overall system for APS-C.

I still have my A58 and bought it because it was so far more advanced of a camera at a bargain compared to Nikon D3100 in 2013

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 21:12 UTC
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Andersonm: A99 mark ii was the swan song, but a really good one. I will always give Sony credit for releasing it.

A99m2 is a pretty underated camera I'd say.
But its MSRP is just unreasonable

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 21:06 UTC
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Cian3307: I wonder how long Sony will continue to provide after sales service for A mount gear? If I was heavily invested in the system, that would be my main concern at this stage.

Supposedly if you have 2 FF cameras from Sony, you are up to be in their prograde warranty program... So I suppose that if 1 or more of those camera bodies are A-mount, the proposition is still valid. Hence no problem @ all.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 21:03 UTC
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DeathArrow: Unfortunately it doesn't make AF usable for things that move. If you are going to shoot stationary subjects, it will work, but so does manual focusing. :( I was hoping an adapter would allow focusing at speeds close to native mounts, so it's usable for action photography.

Yes clearly this topic will be interesting with telephoto up to the 12fps on A-mount bodies.
As Hippo84 said 70-200, 70-300 and 70-400

It will also but interesting to see how 3rd party lenses like tamron 150-600 G2, 70-300 would behave too. Taking into account that they already work well with LAEA3, there shouldn't be any bad surprise, but who knows.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2020 at 09:32 UTC
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