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On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Sony A7 with a different badge.

Lol its just plain facts. A huge portion of the price is inflated to make room for the owners ego :P

Anyone else making these cameras will price it a good deal lower.

The camera has a sensor and AF capability of a Sony A7 II which retails for $1500. So the only real difference between this $7500 camera and a Sony A7 II is the EVF, LCD, video performance and most importantly the Leica badge.

Nobody buys a Leica for its VFM ! Their rangefinders are at least a compelling option even though they are also grossly overpriced. This however is a huge brick that has none of the advantages its rangefinder system has. It is primarily aimed for Lecia fans who have another avenue to buy an overpriced camera :)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 12:35 UTC
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Sarah Terra: Does it work in my D500, and if so...take my money!

It does but xqd cards operate still faster!

Stick with xqd cards as your camera supports them.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:07 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Sony A7 with a different badge.

A better performing toy at less than half the price :)

This Leica is not a serious tool. It's meant more for people to show off not really for photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 05:30 UTC

I like that the lens is available for Nikon, Canon and Pentax mounts but the sole sample image attached is taken from a Sony FE camera that the lens isn't native to ! :P

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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sunilkumar: At this price i expect lens to be 1.4 not 2.

You guys are comparing street prices of older lenses like the Canon and Nikon to the launch price of a brand new lens. That is totally wrong. The Canon 35mm was launched at $849 and the Nikon at $600. Neither of those two are weather resistant lenses. The launch price of the fuji is $449 but it will fall in future for sure.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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sunilkumar: At this price i expect lens to be 1.4 not 2.

Really !!! You expect a f1.4 lens at $450 ?? :D

Pray do tell me all the lovely ~ 24mm f1.4 lenses with AF available for $450 :)

I am also looking for one !

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 04:48 UTC
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bluevaping: Pentamirror, eh no.

Actually Pentax has a Pentaprism on even its budget DSLRs. A Pentamirror is bad viewfinder period.

Canon has now given excellent AF to the Rebel series with 45 point system which is far better than what was previously available.

Obviously there has to be some differentiation between the Rebel and higher series which ideally should be only build quality with the Rebels being plastic and the higher end having better materials like mag alloy with better video, better buffers etc.

However every camera including the Rebel series should ideally have a pentaprism viewfinder. The differences are quite evident between the two.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:45 UTC

Wow 45 AF points ! In a Rebel ! Wow that pretty great :)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:42 UTC as 14th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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whiteheat: " For those that love SLT, the a99 II is definitely worth a look, but for those that need a solid all-rounder, or a lens selection beyond A-mount, the complications of SLT may not be worth the advantages."

I've been using Sony SLT DSLRs for years. I've never encountered ANY problems or complications with the SLT mirror system - probably the opposite compared to what could have occurred had I been using a traditional flip mirror system. I wonder what 'complications' are being referred to here?

^^ I use a lens brush to clean the mirror all the time ! Never had a problem in over 7 years. And I am a landscape photographer so dust is constantly a problem for me when I shoot at f16 or so all the time.

A blower does very little for stubborn dust. And in my country dust is a very big problem.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:21 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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rbach44: Playing the devil’s advocate here, but I’m trying to get an answer too: Whats the point of the SLT concept?

Its like mirrorless without the size/adaptability advantage (The two big advantages of mirrorless to me). It seems weird to have a camera with the bulk of an SLR but without an optical viewfinder.

Are there people that prefer EVFs to OVFs? I was never comfortable with them. I went mirrorless twice and ended up going back to SLRs each time. Even good EVFs feel like I’m looking at a computer screen with my scene on it.

Also, is the supposed advantage in AF functionality that great? My D600 has more than useful AF, my old D700 was a beast, and the pro Canikons are unbelievably good in this area. Remembers the 9 point AF that pros would use for sports back in the day? Are these new complex systems THAT necessary?

It seems like a solution looking for a problem to me, but I may be missing something. People seem to really like them. Perhaps I’m officially an old SLR fogey.

The MAIN advantage of SLT is that the mirror doesn't have to flip back and forth at very high speeds during high speed bursts.

So that is why this camera does 12 fps WITH AF and AE while something like a Canon 5d mk iv does only 7 fps and a much lower MP camera like the D750 also can do just 7 fps. They need to have more expensive mechanisms to move the mirror which costs a lot more.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 04:39 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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whiteheat: " For those that love SLT, the a99 II is definitely worth a look, but for those that need a solid all-rounder, or a lens selection beyond A-mount, the complications of SLT may not be worth the advantages."

I've been using Sony SLT DSLRs for years. I've never encountered ANY problems or complications with the SLT mirror system - probably the opposite compared to what could have occurred had I been using a traditional flip mirror system. I wonder what 'complications' are being referred to here?

What are you talking about? My SLT mirror tore when I tried to use a lens brush to clean the large amount of dust on it. It's a liability as well as an asset

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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Greg Ness: Not so good for: Those needing accurate focus tracking.

Good grief! Who needs a camera without accurate focus tracking? Not me!

That is a relative statement. It is meant for people who shoot high end sports and action photography who need the best. This camera will easily work for the casual action like tracking kids or pets around.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 03:56 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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ovlov: Too bad Sony has all but abandoned the A-mount lens wise.

@TrojMacReady - Sorry you are correct I meant NOT available.

My point is the only real reason for Sigma not to launch those lenses for A mount is probably due to poor sales. With no affordable FF body available for A mount anymore except for the very expensive A99 II I can't see the situation improving anytime soon. And one of the main reasons for poor sales is the lack of support from Sony for the A mount.

I used to have a pretty decent system in A mount till I saw the w

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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ovlov: Too bad Sony has all but abandoned the A-mount lens wise.

@Hippo - You misunderstood me. I never said the A99 II is a bad camera or the A mount system itself was crap. I only said it's not a supported system that's all. If all the lenses you need are present in the system which is quite likely then good.

My only point was that this system is on life support. Even third party manufacturers know this and so all the latest Sigma and Tamron lenses like the 70-200mm G2 and Sigma 85mm f1.4 are now launched for A mount.

That's all I wanted to highlight nothing else. The A99 II is probably the best camera right now available at its price point and there are plenty of A mount lens gems available.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 09:20 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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MedicineMan999: My review you've all been waiting for.
Owning 5Dsr, 1DXii, 7Dii, Oly M1ii (to name a few), if the house suddenly caught fire and I could grab only one camera and lens it would be the a99ii + 70-400Gii.
I love the 5Dsr for detail, the 1DXii for frame rate and AF-tracking, the little Olympus for weight. The a99ii is all of them together.
So it looks like I'm an 85% silver type of guy. I'm good with that!
Also let it be said that if my lotto ticket pans out and I get a Sony 500/4 or the repair shop does a miracle with my Minolta 400 APO I can leave Canon.

Mared the world is full of negative people like you who constitute to general gloom and spreading their negativity to happy people. I am more happy to read the op comment. Positive people are not too common these days and I would rather read soon more positive comments than listen to a dime a dozen negative people like you.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 09:13 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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ovlov: Too bad Sony has all but abandoned the A-mount lens wise.

That is unfortunately wish full thinking. It's possible and something I would welcome (supporting A mount in future) but not something certain.

Right now you are spending $3200 on a camera where you will not likely get any really new glass for a few years at least. If the current glass is all you need then that's OK but people should know that beforehand

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 06:46 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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MaxFury: How is this camera not a good value? Are you high DPReview? It completely mops the floor in terms of value compared to other cameras, like the 5D IV, and is less expensive!
Where else in the industry have you heard of 12fps with a 42mp camera? It's DOUBLE the resolutions of the Nikon D5 or Canon 1DX II at HALF the price!
This camera deserves a Golden Score above 90%.
And it's the only Full Frame camera with a front facing selfie screen! Come on! A front facing SELFIE screen!!

I think if the tracking AF was better as I had expected it to be it would have scored much higher.

But at $3200 its AF is decent but not reliable enough to make full use of that 12 fps.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 05:14 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Notice that at high ISOs (since these are essentially still cameras) the Pentax K1 is cleaner (3200-12500) by what looks like almost a stop though the Sony has a bit more resolution.

The differences are very slight at best. The A99 II does have a light grabbing mirror in between but in real world testing anyone will be hard pressed to tell the difference.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 05:13 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1558 comments in total)
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ovlov: Too bad Sony has all but abandoned the A-mount lens wise.

Sony has simply stopped designing new lenses for the A mount. You get a few old lenses with better coatings and AF motors (but the exact same optical formula as before) at a hefty mark up and Sony calls these II versions.

The last proper brand new lens that Sony launched was the Zeiss 50mm f1.4 way back in 2013.

Die hard fanbois will refuse to believe the A mount isn't supported but they have no explanation why the system has just three bodies for sale with a massive gap between this $3200 body and a $800 A77 II

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 05:07 UTC
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AndroC: No A mount versions?

Nope ! If it was possible Sony would have done it a long time ago. Its easier to use DSLR lenses on E mount via adapters but there is no physical way to use E mount lenses on DSLRs.

It requires a complete redesign.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 08:12 UTC
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