brendon1000

brendon1000

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scoobysnapstories: not impressed. sticking with big dslrs. as im used to. the only camera that have changed my mind is the gfx. but im a fashion photographer, not into sport so yeah.

Lol I need to join the Ferrari fan clubs and post there about not being able to afford any of their cars. Makes more sense than the OP ! :P

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
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User3787089555: In my opinion, FE12-24 is way too small to be a top quality lens, compared with Canon 11-24L and Sigma 12-24.

Well one of the best performing lenses I have is the Sony 55mm f1.8 which is tack sharp even wide open and is a pretty small lens.

I have a Zeiss 85mm f1.8 Batis which is small and a Sony 85mm f1.4 GM which is crazy huge ! And both are pretty much equally sharp to my eyes though some computer chart may say differently.

You can make smaller lenses though of course generally its easier to make very sharp lenses when you aren't constrained by size.

More than the size I am most impressed with the price which isn't overtly over the top.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
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marshwader: Will there ever be an a7 mk3 or is the a9 with its improvements actually the equivalent of an updated mk3 followed by an a9s as an update to the videocentric a7s2 and a high resolution a9r as an update to the a7r2. This might turn out to be a method to get them to a new and much more profitable ( and realistic ) price point in a shrinking camera market. As with other camera lines they might just leave the older models for sale unaltered.All camera manufacturers are trying raise their prices to higher levels. The a9 might just be Sony's ruse to get there. Spectacularly overpriced it might be but high end users might just have to get used to paying for the disapperance of the lower end of the camera market.

The A7 is the entry level 35mm sensor camera. Similar to the Canon 6d and Nikon d750. So for sure when the A7 II is updated there will be a mk 3 version with a much lower price than the A9 camera.

The A7rII also should be updated since it is the high resolution camera similar to the d810 and 5dr.

Last line up is the A7s which is purely video centric and which also will be updated since the A9 lacks video features like slog.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)
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linzdoctor7d: DPR won't compare the A77m2 to anything I wonder why?

Look I have nothing against the A mount but Sony themselves aren't really promoting it anywhere. In Australia which is a pretty huge market A mount products are not sold at all and in my country no one is buying A mount cameras or lenses anymore.

When Sony launches 5 - 6 new lenses for E mount every year and zero for A mount that isn't very reassuring to consumers.

You may call it a supported mount but most people don't and the evidence doesn't show anything that Sony is actively supporting it.

Pentax continues to launch new lenses and bodies every year and has multiple bodies at all price points. The A mount has just 3 cameras including a huge gap between the A77 II and the A99 II.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 04:50 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (546 comments in total)
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linzdoctor7d: DPR won't compare the A77m2 to anything I wonder why?

I don't know how to explain it to A mount users but you guys are the only ones comfortable with the system. To almost everyone else its a dead system not supported by Sony anymore.

In my country they are being sold off for 50% discount but still no one is buying them.

The A77 II is a fine camera but as a system its a very hard sell to anyone who sees nothing new is announced for years.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 15:40 UTC
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Gimli son of Gloin: For those who are "tired" of seeing A9 articles and are trying to say Rishi is getting paid: it is not his fault that your favorite brand is not realising anything worth talking.

Perhaps spending some more time whining for your favourite manufacturer to release something decent is a better employed time than coming here and crying over another article. I am a interested in seeing advancements in any camera.

The worst thing about this A9 camera is how much is angering the fanboys in other brands. Sheesh...

Again both the D5 and 1Dx II were small upgrades over their predecessors. Nothing really news worthy about them.

The A9 however is something very revolutionary and whether it is better than the D5 or 1Dx II isn't the point. The point is that it is far better than what Sony has ever done before and is the first true camera that can give the D5 and 1dX II a run for their money. I think the D5 and 1Dx II may still be a better option for various reasons but this camera is certainly revolutionary enough to warrant all the attention it is receiving.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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User9362470513: I think the death of the digital camera is premature if my experience at Borough Market in London is typical.

Borough Market, on London's South Bank is a hugely popular destination for tourists. Tourists have cameras. Yesterday I had lunch at the market and walked along the embankment and it was packed with tourists. A significant number of whom had cameras, particularly large, semi pro DSLRs.

Being a bit of a gear head (I post here, QED), I always look at what cameras people have. What surprised me, given the DSLR v mirrorless debate on here was that the vast majority of people carried DSLRs.

In 30 minutes I saw about 15 Nikon DSLRs including a pro doing a photo shoot using a D5 (I am sure she had ymthe A9

Europe and US I think more people buy DSLRs while in Asia mirror-less has seen large scale growth. And since Asia has far far more people than Europe and USA combined it means most of the mirror-less users are concentrated in Asia rather than scattered around.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 10:17 UTC
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Gimli son of Gloin: For those who are "tired" of seeing A9 articles and are trying to say Rishi is getting paid: it is not his fault that your favorite brand is not realising anything worth talking.

Perhaps spending some more time whining for your favourite manufacturer to release something decent is a better employed time than coming here and crying over another article. I am a interested in seeing advancements in any camera.

The worst thing about this A9 camera is how much is angering the fanboys in other brands. Sheesh...

... Contd - And lets not forget the headline 20 fps speed, MUCH larger buffers than previous Sony cameras, highest battery life than any mirrorless camera and all this in a body that is so incredibly small.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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Gimli son of Gloin: For those who are "tired" of seeing A9 articles and are trying to say Rishi is getting paid: it is not his fault that your favorite brand is not realising anything worth talking.

Perhaps spending some more time whining for your favourite manufacturer to release something decent is a better employed time than coming here and crying over another article. I am a interested in seeing advancements in any camera.

The worst thing about this A9 camera is how much is angering the fanboys in other brands. Sheesh...

@zdman - Both the D5 and 1Dx II were very evolutionary over their predecessors. A small bump to their resolution, more fps, more buffer, better video etc etc. Nothing about those cameras were truly revolutionary in any aspect.

The A9 on the other hand is truly revolutionary. I loaned my A7rII to a Canon shooter and he told me that the difference in AF tracking between his 5d mk IV and my A7rII was negligible once he figured out how to use my camera. However he still preferred his 5d mk IV since a) my EVF was not very responsive in tracking the action and b) 5 fps was decent but overall the camera responsiveness was not very good.

These two things were big drawbacks to him in his opinion and honestly my own usage matches those findings.

Now enter the A9 and they have ELIMINATED shutter blackout all-together ! Tracking which was a big bane for mirrorless and EVF cameras is not about as good as a DSLR or better for some.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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CaptainNoddy: First, wait for incoming accuses of DPR posting too many Sony Articles ;)

Actually bitter trolls like you are much worse ! Throwing unsubstantiated slanderous accusations without any proof and contributing ZERO to the discussion. Just think we have so much trolls spreading hate and negativity and you seem to think we don't have enough of them and wish to join their ranks !

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
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RedFox88: How much is sony paying DPR for all this a9 propaganda?

The Canon EOS M6 is such an underwhelming camera that it doesn't really deserve any press. Canon knows it can slap old specs and sell because people will buy anything rubbish as long as it has a Canon badge.

For its price the 2 year old Sony A6000 pretty much beats it in so many respects and has a built in viewfinder as well.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
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Gimli son of Gloin: For those who are "tired" of seeing A9 articles and are trying to say Rishi is getting paid: it is not his fault that your favorite brand is not realising anything worth talking.

Perhaps spending some more time whining for your favourite manufacturer to release something decent is a better employed time than coming here and crying over another article. I am a interested in seeing advancements in any camera.

The worst thing about this A9 camera is how much is angering the fanboys in other brands. Sheesh...

Its not over-hyped. Yes it has its flaws but its attacking the last remaining bastion that DSLRs held sway over mirrorless cameras that is sheer fps and tracking AF.

Its an exciting product in a world of staid boring cameras with small incremental improvements which is why it is receiving as much press as it is.

You may not like it or care for it which is perfectly fine but a lot of people do.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 13:17 UTC
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zeratulmrye: Since my wife will snap my neck if I bought a $4500 camera, I'm wondering if we will see all these good features on an A7M3 or something.

Of course not. You will see some features of course for sure. Maybe the same sensor but with a slower fps, smaller buffer and maybe a single card slot.

However I am hopeful all the electronic shutter advantages and the 120 fps sensor readout is given to the A7II

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 13:06 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Half-fake news are even worse than fake news, and this is becoming too ridiculous. Sony a9 is just one big over-hyped clickbait, and users discover daily that the reality about this camera is quite different, wildly mixed results. That alone shows how amateurish and irresponsible company is Sony, and how naive people are. Compare that to companies who built their reputation on reliability, decades of great customer service, fine tuning, proven performance in all circumstances, and fair assessment of their products.

Who are you referring to ? Nikon ? With oil spilling on their sensor that they refused to accept till faced with mounting public pressure ? Or Canon who boldly claimed that their sensors were the best in the world when they had horrible DR ?

Yes Sony isn't perfect. Not by a long shot but they are the only ones really innovating here. If they didn't you probably would have had another Rebel body with Canon's old 18 MP sensor that they kept launching cause they knew their badge alone didn't require them to take any real efforts to sell cameras.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 12:59 UTC
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oldfashioned: what I can't understand is this: sport photographers and publications and Agencies already have the small things to shoot the non-important things: cell phones. Then for the real things they have to carry those big 300/400mm to exercise?

^^ You have no issues with someone slandering someone by calling him a paid troll but you have issues with me calling a troll an idiot ? Great ! :P

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
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oldfashioned: what I can't understand is this: sport photographers and publications and Agencies already have the small things to shoot the non-important things: cell phones. Then for the real things they have to carry those big 300/400mm to exercise?

^^ If you ten seconds to look at his gear list you will see he shoots (among other cameras) with a 1dx II. So a 10 second check could have saved you the trouble to look like a complete idiot for asking such a dumb question to someone who also shoots with Canon's pro DSLR.

Even his gallery has photos taken with a Canon 1Dx

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 07:35 UTC
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Daniel L: All that talks and hypes about the ground breaking camera and then the image gallery fall flat.

Do you like have any benchmark regarding other cameras shot in the same location under the same lighting conditions ?

The A9 seems to match the A7rII at a lower resolution. That is currently the best 35mm sensor available today.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 07:32 UTC
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renault5: some great innovation from Sony - they are really challenging the status quo. A9 looks good value at $2,500...unfortunately it's $4,500

@renault5 - A9 is good value at $2500 ?? :P

Based on what exactly ? :D What are your benchmarks ?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 07:30 UTC
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Yiotis: Really? this images are from a 24 MP full frame sony sensor in 2017?
Jokes aside, this is pathetic.

His post is ridiculous and meaningless without contributing anything whatsoever. However what does his photos have to do with anything ? :P

Do we need to be movie directors to critique movies or artists to feel certain art is crap ?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 07:19 UTC
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FlyinDoc: The way I see it, the next gen are not beholden to DSLRs. Even if current pros can't switch due to existing glass and associated costs, someone getting into professional photography today has a real and competitive offering from Sony, where it was previously a two horse race.

Pro sports and wildlife was the last bastion of the venerable DSLR, and if nothing else, Sony has made a loud statement that there is no real weakness to going mirrorless and that anything is possible with this tech. They are not mechanically limited.

Switch today or not, point out A9 and Sony's weaknesses today and come up with reasons to not buy the camera, know that the possibilities are endless with completely electronic cameras and that Canon and Nikon better come up with answers fast.

Well said. This is a technology marvel. It's the camera that really eliminates the gap between DSLR and mirror less. It's not a camera that is going to destroy Nikon and canon. That's silly talk by mindless brand fanatics as Sony still has some way to go before their lens line up can be considered complete.

But it's the camera by Sony to show people that mirrorless is no longer restricted by the loss of the flapping mirror that helped DSLRs maintain a lead in the AF speed and tracking for countless years

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
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