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brendon1000

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On article 2017 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs: full-frame (416 comments in total)
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hansip87: As an a6300 owner, i do wonder if going with A7ii will be considered as an upgrade or downgrade in spec/quality dept? Of course it's going to be a lot more expensive but i don't want to talk about price here, only the overall quality (i.e. AF speed, ISO speed). Anybody has an opinion on this matter?

I have the Sony A7 II and the Sony A7rII. Honestly other than the sensor being a bit lower in resolution and a bit worse at high ISO the AF system is very capable and I can barely tell if I am using the A7rII or the A7 II when shooting.

Unless you shoot a lot of action the AF system is going to be more than adequate and I generally shoot in low light and the A7 II is right up there with the A7rII

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs: full-frame (416 comments in total)
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JochenIs: In this price range a used D800E beats them all and is cheaper than most.

These roundups are confusing enough. Adding used options would make these downright ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2626 comments in total)
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Dave C 150: As a wildlife, mainly bird photographer, I've never actually considered mirrorless. Rather than tell me what it can do what are the actual real world advantages over a DSLR, my D500 for example.?

^^ Not all silent shutters are same you know. The A9 is specifically designed to shoot with E shutter and the penalty for using an E shutter is practically nil. My older A7rII does have a few issues when using the E shutter but the A9 is much improved.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2626 comments in total)
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Raul: One more toy camera for "pros" hahahaha

^^ Raul is a troll. Avoid such useless characters

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 14:22 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2626 comments in total)
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Chris59: Is it just me, but comparing the new Sony with the (old) APSC Samsung NX1with its standard zoom, the Samsung runs away and hides in terms of resolution and sharpness at low ISOs both in the centre and in the corners. The Sony is clearly better at high ISOs but it seems to me that there is something "wrong" with the Sony's resolution. Could it be that the lens wasn't focussed correctly with the Sony.

Highly possible. If you check the Sony A9 to the old A7 you will see the A7 is much sharper. Probably something wrong with the lens used.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2626 comments in total)
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scoobysnapstories: I'm so confuse with this 89% rating? first, so many cons and yeah significant? still cons! then there is video, not mentioning about slog etc? yet other cameras in this site gets cons for video. whats going on here?!? am i being fooled by this review? and no I'm not trying to hate, I have a a7r mark 2 , please dont get me that bs. seriously, how are they missing some pros and cons? giving video a good rating yet no comments done about video itself. does this mean the video is so perfect that it should not be mentioned? or the reviewer does not have a clue about it and just slap whatevers in hand?

They have a video section if you so care to read. Yes there is no Slog but its possible via a firmware update in future. Otherwise IQ is excellent. Its 4k video footage is more detailed than even the A7sII and there is no crop. You get full sensor width at 24p and a 1.2x crop at 30p.

No Slog as mentioned but it has all the required ports like mic and headphone jack along with HDMI.

However as mentioned this is positioned as a video camera. The Sony A7sII is what Sony wants you to buy if you want good video on a budget.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2626 comments in total)
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Dave C 150: As a wildlife, mainly bird photographer, I've never actually considered mirrorless. Rather than tell me what it can do what are the actual real world advantages over a DSLR, my D500 for example.?

Why talk about the camera but leave out the lens ? Sony has no real birding lenses. The 100-400mm is decent but its not a great lens for birding. Hopefully Sony will launch a decent 400mm f4 or 500mm f4 lens in future to satisfy hardcore birding shooters.

For the time being a Sony 100-400mm with a 1.4x TC is a decent option as AF will work on a body like the A9 but IQ will not match a proper dedicated prime lens even with a TC.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2626 comments in total)
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TheCollector: Very capable camera for sports and action photography.

I would be happy to read comparison with Nikon D5 and Canon 1DX MkII.

The only practical weak point is battery life, but it is twice lighter that Canikon - the neck would appreciate this :)

The A9 has a newer battery with 650 CIPA rating. With a battery grip you get approx 1300 shots with 2 batteries which is very decent. Not as good as a D5 or a 1DxII of course but no longer as abysmal as almost every other mirrorless camera out there.

My A7rII has bad battery life and I constant have to carry around 6 batteries for 2 cameras on long shoots. With the new battery having twice the capacity I would theoretically need only 3 batteries which is manageable.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 09:06 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2626 comments in total)

Dpreview why are you using the Sony 85mm f1.8 lens for this test ? I think the earlier Sony 55mm f1.8 was the sharper option or perhaps even a Sony 85mm f1.4 GM lens ?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 07:37 UTC as 138th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2626 comments in total)
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jango: compering the a9 to the sony a6300/6500 show that the a6300/6500 has batter raw iq
how is it? i think it will be very inters tying test a9 vs a6300/6500

If you are referring to sharpness that is partially due to DPreview using a 85mm f1.8 lens on the A9 while all other Sony cameras use a 55mm f1.8 lens

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 07:37 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2626 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Amazing camera indeed. Then again, my xt20 beats it in sheer detail (at the expense of higher noise).

@Bombastic - They used a different lens to test this. They used the 85mm f1.8 FE lens for some reason rather than the default 55mm f1.8 lens they use for other cameras.

Don't base your premise on chart performance. Real world usage can tell a very different story.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 06:44 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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dirkluchtman: Nikon completely lost my attention; nice stills cameras, no doubt, but way outdated in terms of live view or video functionality (proper continuous autofocus in video non-existent as far as I can tell). They really need to start catching up with this.

@Sandy - I am sure with your flawless logic you will tell movie critics to show you their movies if they dare to criticize any movie :P

None of the posters here professed to shooting videos. We only commented that Nikon continues to ignore video capabilities on its new cameras.

And having good AF in live view is not just for video but also for making use of that articulating screen that Nikon provides in the D7500.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 15:40 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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dirkluchtman: Nikon completely lost my attention; nice stills cameras, no doubt, but way outdated in terms of live view or video functionality (proper continuous autofocus in video non-existent as far as I can tell). They really need to start catching up with this.

You must some very important person that your opinion must be what everyone else wants :)

Glad I could at least make you laugh.

Well the truth is while Nikon makes fine cameras a lot more people are looking at video as well these days. If they don't have good video then guess what ? People WILL start looking elsewhere.

Canon is already gaining more market share at Nikon's expense which should partly be attributed to the complete lack of video options.

I don't care about video either even though my A7rII takes excellent video but guess what a lot of people who shoot just video have also bought the A7rII which adds to Sony's sales. If Nikon keeps avoiding video people then they can do so at their own peril.

Saying they have no pedigree in video is a stupid excuse. Nikon can tie up or licence tech from so many video camera makers.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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dirkluchtman: Nikon completely lost my attention; nice stills cameras, no doubt, but way outdated in terms of live view or video functionality (proper continuous autofocus in video non-existent as far as I can tell). They really need to start catching up with this.

^^ There is a reason Nikon is struggling right now. If you want both video and stills Nikon is not a very good option like Canon or Sony.

If Nikon doesn't move with the market there is a good chance they will continue to lose market share and money to the competition.

Comparing cine cameras that cost three to four times than what these DSLR cameras cost is ridiculous and unviable for most film makers on a budget and there are plenty of those around which is why the Sony A7s and GH5 sell so well.

If Nikon doesn't want a pie of all these customers who need both photos and video then guess who is going to be the loser

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Emadn13: i dont see any real improvement ,and nikon always sucks in video,

Ultimately yes the differences are not huge. You want a better D7200 you need to step up to the D500 which is a real beast of a camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 12:34 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Artak Hambarian: To be interesting as a DX camera for me it needs to be higher MP, e.g. 28-32 MP, instead of high buffer or frame rate, and GPS and all connectivity is needed and even more: should have a wireless network connection, like a smart phone. Certainly tilt touch high res monitor is a big welcome. Even bigger, e.g 5 inch monitor, @4K resolution. Its not a bad idea to look at mirrorless directions as well.

@Toni - Compare the 50 MP 5dr with the 5d mk 3 which has very similar performance. Noise performance is largely the same.

https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-5DS-R-versus-Canon-EOS-5DS-versus-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III___1009_1008_795

Also compare the Nikon D750 with 24 MP sensor to the Nikon D810 with 36 MP which are same gen sensors. Again very similar noise performance.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 07:40 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Artak Hambarian: To be interesting as a DX camera for me it needs to be higher MP, e.g. 28-32 MP, instead of high buffer or frame rate, and GPS and all connectivity is needed and even more: should have a wireless network connection, like a smart phone. Certainly tilt touch high res monitor is a big welcome. Even bigger, e.g 5 inch monitor, @4K resolution. Its not a bad idea to look at mirrorless directions as well.

@Desmond - I don't know why you are spreading false information. Please refrain from doing so in future.

More megapixels doesn't have to mean more noise. That is a myth that was disproved quite a long time ago. As Dr Blackjack mentioned the A7rII is living proof of that.

And you get plenty of lenses that will outresolve or match closely the highest resolution sensors today. Even a kit lens that might resolve 14 MP from a 20 MP sensor might resolve something like 20 MP from a 36 MP sensor. So either way the same lens will resolve more MP from a higher MP sensor even if it can't out-resolve that sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 06:08 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (138 comments in total)
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OlyPent: FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

Just for your info there was ZERO f2 zoom lenses for APS-C or FF before 2014. A century of lens development didn't have any f2 zoom lenses for large sensors and suddenly Sigma launched 2 f2 zoom lenses that worked very well.

So talking about what happened in the past is pretty irrelevant in todays time with the rate of technology increasing.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 06:28 UTC
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Indik: Great lens, if sharp (and it should be). Lightweight and cheap.

You probably had a bad copy. Every review out there that actually tests the lens unlike Dxomark that is theoretical only says its a very good lens.

Here is a photozone.de review -

http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-aps-c-lens-tests/849-sony35f18nex?start=1

They gave the lens 3 and half stars. And the lens is well built to boot.

You can't really compare this lens to the FE 35mm f2.8 as that costs a LOT more for one and has a much smaller aperture which is easier to design.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
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Indik: Great lens, if sharp (and it should be). Lightweight and cheap.

What do you mean the 35mm f1.8 is not useable wide open ? :P

All reviews I have read say otherwise - https://www.ephotozine.com/article/sony-e-35mm-f-1-8-oss-lens-review-20665

And I don't know how old your information is but the newer Sigma Art lenses work just fine on even a old A6000.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:39 UTC
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