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brendon1000

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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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beavertown: In two years' time or so, when Sigma announce a new lens... it will be first available for Canon and Sony mounts, then Nikon and Fuji.

Highly highly doubtful. Canon and Nikon are both DSLRs and hence the same lens made for Canon can he easily tweaked to work on Nikon. The Sony will need a complete lens redesign.

Tbh I doubt this camera will sell as well as the A7rII. It's more of a technological show-off that will trickle down to the mass market cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:43 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is a video camera. RED could have done the same, and give us a 75 fps 'photography camera' in 8K. Sony have installed the mechanical shutter in A9 only to pretend this fully equipped video device, which needs no mechanical shutter to operate, built for video and the video enthusiasts ... is also a 'photography tool'. I mean, Sony even admitted this several years ago, that they wish to kill photography and substitute it with hi-res video.

Yes I am sure the red camera costs the same as this one. Probably cheaper! :)

Surprisingly all the headline features like AF points, 20 fps burst rate, 200 buffer etc etc are all geared for photography and not videography. Very strange

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
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zzzxtreme: Would a dc type dummy battery from ebay/aliexpress and xiaomi 20000mah powerbank be a cheaper solution?

Not sure. But if you have a Sony A7rII then it can be powered by a power bank plugged into the micro USB port while the camera is functioning. The other models can't run with it plugged in but can be charged when not shooting by the power bank

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:19 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: every time i see Sony's unchanged undersized lens mount diameter partially occluding its sub-FF sensor on their FF mirrorless ICL-cam bodies, it makes me ill, if not roll-my-eyes ...

and Sony's FF competitors just laugh ... (still laughing, even with Sony's new A9)

whilst Sony's FF fan-base are still so clueless to its implications overall, which seriously determines limitations on their lens design options

Its always funny to read clueless posts by people like Sdaniella who moan and groan about a system that they probably don't even own or use !

And on the other hand Sony keeps pumping out a lot of lenses every year including some really unique ones like the 100mm f2.8 STF

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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elementare: I cannot lol because I'm in the middle of a lot of people.

"It can shoot at 20 frames per second for more than 200 Raw frames" for a camera that with battery grip will have something like 1000 stills before requiring to substitute the battery, which will mean 500 stills for the next session assuming that you are not so fast to dismount the battery grip, put another battery for a complete reload and reassemble it to the camera.

Nikon d5 has 3750 stills before you need to change the battery.

20 fps for a camera like this means too much pictures in short time that shorten in turn a yet poor battery life camera.

Without counting that you will need a number of batteries equivalent to the price of the camera itself to be "in game"

There is a significant price difference between this $4500 camera and a D5 that costs $6500. I don't think buying 6 x $50 batteries will reduce that gap so that is there.

Plus the D5 is a HUGE camera. This camera is NOT just for sports photographers. This camera can be used by almost anyone including for video where it resoundingly trumps the D5.

And lets not forget this camera has much higher AF frame coverage, faster burst rate, smaller size, built in wifi etc.

Yes you will give up on build quality and battery life but lets not forget that with two batteries the CIPA rating of this camera is a decent 1250 if shooting on LCD so maybe 1000 if using both viewfinder and LCD. That is very close to a 1Dx II which is a pretty good achievement.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: I want a shootout between this and the new Sigma 100-400 + MC11. I bet this will be better, but I bet it won't be twice as good (or 2.5 times given the price).

@Miki - To be fair the Sony lens was priced $100 more than the price of the old Canon 100-400mm II when it was launched in 2014.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: I want a shootout between this and the new Sigma 100-400 + MC11. I bet this will be better, but I bet it won't be twice as good (or 2.5 times given the price).

Well in that case this lens would be much faster in AF cause all adapted tele photo lenses don't perform too good on Sony bodies. You want good AF on a tele lens then you need a native lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Mostly interested in:

1. Base ISO DR and high ISO performance of new sensor tech
2. Tracking ability of AF at 20fps

I hope they produce an enthusiast version of this camera, say 10fps and some cheaper VF technology. Could be a good reason for many people to jump into the ML bandwagon. Canon and Nikon are being just too conservative at this point ...

Of course they will. The A7 II is due for replacement soon maybe next year.

Hopefully they will have the same sensor but with the A7rIII's 399 point AF which is pretty darned good but with a slower fps and mainstream components. Hopefully at the old price point of <$2k

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: meh.....

Yeah the Canon 77D was so much more innovative ! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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spoonb1: finally sony..... back button focus, twin cards and a joystick... about time. Thank you, looks like i may be upgrading lol

I am more happy that they finally went for a UHS-II card slot ! I am so p*ssed off with the horribly long buffer cleaning times with my A7rII that its not even funny as it could easily be solved a card slot with UHS-II support.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
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Anadrol: "The FE 100-400mm GM is compatible with both the 1.4x (model SEL14TC) and 2.0x (model SEL20TC) teleconverters, allowing photographers and videographers to shoot at up to 800mm on full-frame cameras and approximately 1200mm (35mm full-frame equivalent) on APS-C cameras."

Wow !!! I will make great pictures on the beach this summer :D

Most likely the 2.0x TC will be utter thrash with this zoom lens. However the 1.4x TC should give a decent boost in range without that much IQ drop.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: I want a shootout between this and the new Sigma 100-400 + MC11. I bet this will be better, but I bet it won't be twice as good (or 2.5 times given the price).

Its generally the case that you pay a lot more $$$ for every incremental increase in IQ.

There are times that my Sony 18-55mm kit lens is so close in performance to my old Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 that I had to double check the EXIF to confirm it was my kit lens only.

However the Zeiss was far more consistent and I didn't regret paying the money I did for it. But it wasn't that much better than my lowly kit lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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straylightrun: Full Frame shooters on suicide watch

Why suicide watch ? I would need to spend 3x the amount to buy into the MF system. Not something I can remotely afford and I suspect a large number of FF users would also not be able to afford such a system.

Even if you can buy into this system its of no use to me since I need fast reliable AF which this MF system lacks.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
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great Javier: So expensive, so fuji.

^^If all you have to go on is charts rather than actual usage then you are ill informed.

I haven't tried MF so I don't have any clue but I can talk about APS-C vs FF.

The differences between APS-C and FF aren't very high. However I like the 'look' of FF which is something hard to describe. Similarly the differences between APS-C and m43 are again very little but after seeing tons of my friends m43 photos and compared to my APS-C images I find APS-C just that little better.

MF is similarly bigger and to those who have the budget to afford such a system its a no brainier what they will look for.

The only friend I have who used MF finds them superior to FF for his work purposes and hence uses them. However for fun photography he uses his D810 since thats simply easier to shoot with.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
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NDT0001: Fuji is on the right track. Leaving the other major players behind in the MF market.

^^ Its not really competing but another choice to use.

The difference between APS-C and FF isn't terribly large. But having used FF I don't like the small loss in IQ when shooting APS-C. For someone like me who appreciates the advantages of a larger sensor its difficult to accept something less capable.

So if I was very rich and could afford to spend $15k on a system to upgrade from FF I might have considered the Fuji for its slightly better IQ.

However my requirements need fast AF and none of the MF cameras offer that at this point so its not for me. More pressing is the cost of buying into the system but that should come down over time.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 06:11 UTC
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ttran88: Does this mean XF mount is soon to be abandoned by Fujifilm?

Highly doubt it. They are more than capable of supporting two mounts when the second MF system is going to sell in very small numbers which won't tax their production.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
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justmeMN: DPR posts Sony press releases, but it "forgot" to post this press release from Canon:

"Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras"

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/20170329-Marketshare/20170329-Marketshare

Flruckas - Yes cause one small genre of photography that few people shoot is the deciding factor for a camera brand! :p

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
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justmeMN: DPR posts Sony press releases, but it "forgot" to post this press release from Canon:

"Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras"

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/20170329-Marketshare/20170329-Marketshare

Nokia story is a little different. It's relatively easy for anyone to manufacture phones. Cameras are a lot more tougher for a new player to enter into and canon and Nikon have spent decades building up a strong support system that is very difficult for others to emulate.

As much as I like my Sony system the service is no where near as good as Canon and Nikon in my country

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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justmeMN: DPR posts Sony press releases, but it "forgot" to post this press release from Canon:

"Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras"

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/20170329-Marketshare/20170329-Marketshare

That is hardly news. Nikon and canon are always the big two fighting amongst themselves unmindful of the smaller players. But Sony success is something that is news.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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RubberDials: So many moronic comments on this page - too big, too slow, overpriced, paying for the blue badge etc..

If only the lens designers at Zeiss knew as much as you guys eh? They could have made it smaller and a lot faster!

Why don't you try emailing them your lens schematics? Maybe chuck in some suggestions for where to use aspheres or air spaces and what kind of substrates they could go with. Ways they could polish the elements to cut down on light scatter...

I'm sure the guys at Zeiss/Tamron/Cosina or whoever throws this Zeiss junk together would be pleased to get your designs. They haven't got a clue, right?

Early indications are that the optical quality of this lens is astounding, but I'm sure you guys could do better.

Having an opinion is one thing. Having an opinion based totally on ignorance is another. Ignorance and untruths need to be nipped in the bud. So much BS and misinformation is being spread around these forums that it is staggering.

In this thread alone people have dismissed this lens purely because it's highly likely to be a Tamron design. That is meaningless by itself since its the results that matter.

I have also been guilty of spreading misinformation and I reluctantly had to eat humble pie when corrected but at least I stopped.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
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