AlexK-12

AlexK-12

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howardfuhrman: Is there a market for the a99 II since nearly all the promotion to date has focused on the A7Rii? What advantages does the a99 II have over the A7RII?

12 fps 42mp capture

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
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Khairil: Just wow & great... But still, on that default 4 diagram, turn it to 'raw' and replace the D7200 with Fujifilm XE2. Go compare RAW 6400. You'll be surprised. Yes, it stops there for XE2 (but hey, a much2 cheaper cam), but just look at the lesser colour noise compared to even the great D500.

I'm not sure on all of them, but I started hearing about it with the X-T1. And I'm not spouting technical mumbo jumbo. Fuji's reported ISO is much higher than the actual ISO. I.e. a reported ISO of 3200 would actually only be about ISO 1600 or 2000. This is reflected in the exposure with a longer shutter speed compared to say a Nikon at the same ISO and aperture but having a shorter shutter speed for the same exposure.

I'm not saying Fuji has bad IQ, I'm just saying that there is a little bit of trickery that makes it seem better than it is.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 05:49 UTC
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Khairil: Just wow & great... But still, on that default 4 diagram, turn it to 'raw' and replace the D7200 with Fujifilm XE2. Go compare RAW 6400. You'll be surprised. Yes, it stops there for XE2 (but hey, a much2 cheaper cam), but just look at the lesser colour noise compared to even the great D500.

You may want to take note of the fact that the Fuji requires an extra 2/3 stop exposure time compared to the D500/D7200 due to Fuji's reported ISO being much lower than the actual ISO, and presents much less detail than the D500/D7200. This is because Fuji does some extra pre-processing on their RAW files compared to other manufacturers, hence the lower apparent color noise.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 05:33 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Ok, cool. Now release the new, tiny APS-C models!

Honestly I would do that, if only I could afford a $3200 camera body... Not everyone can afford a full frame camera and APS-C comes with the perks of offering smaller lenses and more lens options. An a7000 would be able to use E, FE, Alpha and full frame Alpha, EF, and EF-S lenses with autofocus. There are also other benefits with APS-C that are noted all over the web.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 22:56 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Ok, cool. Now release the new, tiny APS-C models!

Exactly! The a7rii with fast OSPDAF with alpha lenses got me pretty excited. Release an a7000 with the a7rii body and features and then Sony will have a truly modular/hybrid camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
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Stigg: no matter what they try it will never equal film

Dumbest comment right here. This sensor is made to output live video. Film, no matter how "unique" the picture is, will never be able to output live video.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On article Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina (335 comments in total)
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AlexK-12: That 24-240 is exactly what I was waiting for for my a7! I know you'll think me strange to say, but that may just be whats going to keep me with full frame e-mount. Right now all I'm using are MF primes and having a walkaround zoom with AF would be a nice thing to have. Just need to wait until February :(

I must have missed the price. How much is this 10X zoom going to cost?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 07:15 UTC
On article Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina (335 comments in total)
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AlexK-12: That 24-240 is exactly what I was waiting for for my a7! I know you'll think me strange to say, but that may just be whats going to keep me with full frame e-mount. Right now all I'm using are MF primes and having a walkaround zoom with AF would be a nice thing to have. Just need to wait until February :(

Yes exactly :) I have my fast primes for candid and creative shots and then have this zoom with AF and OSS for when timing is critical. It really is spectacular how forgiving this sensor is coming from the a77.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 03:11 UTC
On article Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina (335 comments in total)

That 24-240 is exactly what I was waiting for for my a7! I know you'll think me strange to say, but that may just be whats going to keep me with full frame e-mount. Right now all I'm using are MF primes and having a walkaround zoom with AF would be a nice thing to have. Just need to wait until February :(

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 53rd comment | 7 replies
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happypoppeye: Awesome ...so you buy a mirrorless camera for the main advantage of being smaller and lighter than an SLR then you put it on the back of one of the biggest heaviest cameras you can find.

Nice shots ...but wouldn't a macro lens work?

Some people, like myself, bought into mirrorless for its flexibility. I love being able to use a wide variety of unique lenses and adapters!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Wouldn't it have been simpler / more sane to have made a vaguely cubic, modular block with a lens mount and a sensor and call that a movie camera (like RED) ... rather than "the world's smallest full-frame camera" adapted with a crazy Rube Goldberg exoskeleton like that?

This "camera" shoots 4K. Camera is the key word. It is designed like a camera. If Sony wanted to design a 4K video recorder, they would have done so likely in the way of their VG design.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 05:30 UTC
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misolo: Not to nitpick, but the 4k video doesn't use the full sensor, only about 2/3 of it (90% horizontally, 76% vertically, 69% by area).

Well yeah... the video shoots at 16:9 while the sensor is 3:2, so of course part of the sensor isn't being used. The full width, however, is being used along with the necessary height to get the 16:9 aspect ratio. What they're saying is that there is no down sampling of the video or line skipping or any other type of processing to reduce the size.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 05:17 UTC
On photo a65 18135 wall_80 in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

At f/5.6, the Sony and Pentax 18-135 lenses appear very similar in sharpness (at least by looking at the stone wall). I figure in most real world situations, they should both be very capable when stopped down to f/8. I know my Sony is very sharp at f/9.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 14:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Just an old bus parked on an Armenian street. in the City of Yerevan - Armenia challenge (2 comments in total)

If you don't mind me saying, this is the best picture so far in this contest!

In all seriousness, it's a nice shot and a cool bus :)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 17:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1504 comments in total)

Sony shooter here, and I love my a55. It's perfect for me! But I absolutely fell in love with the MP count of the D800 and the image samples that have come from it! It's just a poor college student's dream, though...

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 17:31 UTC as 353rd comment
On photo Emerald Bay in the Mountain lakes challenge (3 comments in total)

Is this Lake Tahoe? I've never seen it look so beautiful!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 04:17 UTC as 3rd comment

This is my new favorite photo!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2012 at 19:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look (352 comments in total)
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ponyman: Can't help thinking that 24mps is around twice the ideal and hugely detrimental gimmick for a supposedly 'serious' camera.

Even if it is detrimental, you always have the option to choose a smaller size. And 24MP should come in handy at least a few times in it's use.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 06:47 UTC
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