brendon1000

brendon1000

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Snikt228: Why doesn't this work on the A7 when it also has OSPDAF, just like the A7 II?

^^ No it won't. All Sony cameras pre A7rII used contrast detect the moment a non native lens was attached including Sony's own A mount lenses.

Thats why even the adapter manufacturer says A7rII and A7 II support only. For sure they would have boasted higher compatibility if the adapter was capable.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
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Snikt228: Why doesn't this work on the A7 when it also has OSPDAF, just like the A7 II?

^^ Thats the negative way of looking at it. My A7 II got the upgrade so I am at least partially happy since I didn't expect Sony to support that camera.

And I am merely speculating that the A7 is capable of it. Its highly possible I am wrong.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
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Snikt228: Why doesn't this work on the A7 when it also has OSPDAF, just like the A7 II?

I am afraid that considering the A7 and A7 II have the same sensor and processor I would strongly speculate that Sony simply didn't update the firmware of the A7.

Pure speculation on my part but I have both cameras and there is zero difference in IQ but the A7 II was the one that got the firmware update to support PDAF with non native lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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vicpug: Battery life is rubbish, still no lossless raw, no inbody stabilisation. Why bother with this upgrade.

IBIS is always useful in most situations and that is a bummer. Battery life I wasn't expecting any changes so I am not disappointed but if lossy RAW is affecting your photographic abilities then I am really interested to see your failed photos due to lossy raw !

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Hardly much weight saving over a Canikon system really. With far worse battery life if you use an A7....

I use an A7 and A7 II and both have pretty decent AF for BIF. Nowhere near say an older 7D but comparable to say a D5300 or Canon Rebel body.

AF is also pretty heavily dependent on lens attached. I shot with a A7 II and Batis 85mm f1.8 and got a pretty impressive keeper rate. Better than my friend with an OMD and another with a Nikon D750 but they were using slower lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Hardly much weight saving over a Canikon system really. With far worse battery life if you use an A7....

Very true. But you do get lenses like the 28mm f2 and the 35mm f2.8 which are really small and lightweight. You don't HAVE to use this lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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GCHYBA: To me there are 2 kinds of camera, one that fits in a pocket, and one that doesn't.
If it doesn't, I'd still prefer an SLR for the better grip, and a real viewfinder. Just an opinion.

Everyone has different opinions and needs. My friend sees no point in a bulky DSLR. To him the difference between 35mm and m43 is minimal enough that he prefers a small m43 kit which totally weighs less than a 5d mk 3 and a 24-70mm f2.8.

Told me he finally started enjoying shooting when having a nice small camera. For his needs - uploading on Flickr and FB, he was getting good enough results from his m43 at a much more compact solution. Similarly this camera with a 16-70mm is far lighter and compact than say a 7d mk 2 with a 17-55mm f2.8 lens

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
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Oliver Bedford: Funny. Each new Sony camera overwhelms us with ever increasing, almost incredible specs, but at the same time every camera is more and more boring. I mean: 61 or 425 or 867 focus points, does anybody care? At the end it's only the personal shooting experience that matters.

Oh please don't flatter yourself. Sony pays me zero cents to promote them. If I had the budget I would be shooting Nikon right now not Sony just FYI and I use a 5d mk 3 whenever required by clients.

I use cameras for their features. I don't take into consideration BS remarks like 'real' cameras. I find many Fuji people use that statement to justify paying a bomb for a camera with fewer features but higher price.

I mean just looking at that overpriced Xpro-2 I can see the Sony has a similar sensor with mostly better AF. Not saying the Fuji is a bad camera. I use my friends Xe-2 often and I find the camera decent though he paid as much as I paid for my Sony A7 II and that camera beats his Fuji hands down in IQ.

However he goes on to say that the Fuji is a 'Real' camera or some unsubstantiated BS like that. My policy is if you can't argue with facts don't bother arguing. Saying stuff like better color, more satisfying to use are all unquantifiable parameters.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
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Bram de Mooij: It seems the megapixel race has changed to an af points race. Do we really need that ? Most of the time I use only one af point. But that's me. Not really an action photographer and never using the video features of my cameras. I think I can stop buying now. Oh, but I forget I am a gadget freak .....

Lazy ? You call it lazy I call it using technology for my benefit. Some people will say you using AF is lazy and MF is the way to go for greatest accuracy. Next some will say TTL flashes are lazy. One should only use manual flashes.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
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Bram de Mooij: It seems the megapixel race has changed to an af points race. Do we really need that ? Most of the time I use only one af point. But that's me. Not really an action photographer and never using the video features of my cameras. I think I can stop buying now. Oh, but I forget I am a gadget freak .....

^^ Why is it a joke if people do things differently than you do ? Are you some noteworthy photographer that I need to try and emulate you ? I will do things my way unless someone can convince me that my technique is wrong. What works for me need not necessarily work for others.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 07:07 UTC
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Oliver Bedford: Funny. Each new Sony camera overwhelms us with ever increasing, almost incredible specs, but at the same time every camera is more and more boring. I mean: 61 or 425 or 867 focus points, does anybody care? At the end it's only the personal shooting experience that matters.

@veritalens - Pray tell what DO you need 24 MP for ? To improve your croposition ? :P

Your meaningless rant has ZERO relevance to me (or anyone else for that matter) and this camera will probably sell very well and I have no doubt tons of photographers will buy this camera whether you think its a bad camera or not.

Ultimately all you have written in your meaningless post is all your personal opinion which I can guarantee you is meaningful to you and only you. No one cares that you don't like the camera since you are a nobody online with not even a photo to your generic name.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 07:00 UTC
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Sports Dad: Look! Another $1000 apsc mirrorless camera that can't match 1/2 the specs of the now defunct NX1 from back in 2014. :)

The Pen-F looks cooler and its features are more attractive to me.

Well DPreview comments in their cons - " No true live view when burst shooting" I will go with a reputable website testing and conclusion. I used the NX1 in a store and it was a slideshow

Even image-resource said the same -

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/samsung-nx1/samsung-nx1-field-test-part-i.htm

And lets not get defensive about a piece of electronic equipment.

I was a Sony A mount shooter before Sony discontinued that line. I switched to E mount only because I could use the A mount lenses for a while before I could get dedicated lenses.

However if I had a lot of money I would probably have just jumped to Nikon or Canon. These are just tools to be used.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
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Oliver Bedford: Funny. Each new Sony camera overwhelms us with ever increasing, almost incredible specs, but at the same time every camera is more and more boring. I mean: 61 or 425 or 867 focus points, does anybody care? At the end it's only the personal shooting experience that matters.

Yes agreed that is why this is the only APS c sized mirrorless camera today to offer a reasonably usable burst rate of 8 fps without a complete viewfinder blackout.

With faster evf readout the evf lag is also much further reduced adding to the shooting experience

All this while still having a 24 MP sensor cause how big do people really need to print?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:50 UTC
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Bram de Mooij: It seems the megapixel race has changed to an af points race. Do we really need that ? Most of the time I use only one af point. But that's me. Not really an action photographer and never using the video features of my cameras. I think I can stop buying now. Oh, but I forget I am a gadget freak .....

You use zone focusing with such cameras. You don't chose individual points.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
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Sports Dad: Look! Another $1000 apsc mirrorless camera that can't match 1/2 the specs of the now defunct NX1 from back in 2014. :)

The Pen-F looks cooler and its features are more attractive to me.

I hate to tell you this but a lot of DSLR APS c owners use lenses like a 70-200mm f4 lens or even a 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Heck I used to use a Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 on my old crop camera.

And the Sony lens prices are in line with the msrp of Canon lens prices. Of course more APS c lenses are required but face it DSLRs have very few dedicated APS c lenses

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
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Bram de Mooij: It seems the megapixel race has changed to an af points race. Do we really need that ? Most of the time I use only one af point. But that's me. Not really an action photographer and never using the video features of my cameras. I think I can stop buying now. Oh, but I forget I am a gadget freak .....

Yeah I am not someone who used film so while most of my friends turn off all the so called 'fluff' features of their cameras I happily use face detect, auto ISO, tilting LCD screens etc that most of my friends scoff at. Conversely I am all at sea when using a film camera. Tried many times but felt terribly awkward not knowing what exactly I was shooting.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
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Sports Dad: Look! Another $1000 apsc mirrorless camera that can't match 1/2 the specs of the now defunct NX1 from back in 2014. :)

The Pen-F looks cooler and its features are more attractive to me.

The NX1 was a very good camera no doubt but it was like every other mirrorless camera out there with total blackout at high fps shooting. This is the first camera to acutally allow you to see what you are shooting at even 8 fps.

Second the Samsung video codec was a dog to work with. The Sony XAVCs codec is far superior.

And lastly this camera is more compact and lighter than the Samsung while offering supposedly better AF.

The Pen-F is a retro hipster camera with a quarter frame sensor. If looks are that important to you then fair enough by all means go for it. This camera isn't going to win any beauty contests.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
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Bram de Mooij: It seems the megapixel race has changed to an af points race. Do we really need that ? Most of the time I use only one af point. But that's me. Not really an action photographer and never using the video features of my cameras. I think I can stop buying now. Oh, but I forget I am a gadget freak .....

I really can't fathom how people expect that their method of shooting which works best for them must also work for everyone else ?

I use all the AF points of my camera. Why ? No particular reason I just like that and while I don't NEED more AF points I wouldn't mind having faster AF and more AF points. So I am happy manufacturers are concentrating more on AF and AF reliability.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
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KameraFever: It's a spec monster, especially on the AF and video side. I love seeing all this technology creep it's way down into consumer enthusiast cameras. Even if I don't buy it, it will be pushing other companies to deliver comparable products. I bet there will be camera companies rethinking their mirrorless update because of this camera, and that is good for all of us.

True. This camera has zero interest for me but I like that one of mirrorless greatest weakness the continuous tracking and viewfinder blackout is almost gone with this camera.

So technology is getting better and better which means companies like Canon and Nikon can't just sit on their asses and will be forced to innovate which is good for consumers like us.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
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blackcoffee17: Probably a great camera and lenses.
When are we going to see a 600mm equivalent prime or zoom for native FE/E mount?
Seems like the world is stopped at 200mm for Sony.

Agreed but honestly the system has way too many lens gaps that need to be fixed so a 600mm lens is one the least important lenses to get.

If really required Sony has a 500mm f4 which can be easily adapted.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:55 UTC
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