brendon1000

brendon1000

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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
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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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
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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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
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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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
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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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
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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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
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Kitschi: some of you mention that there are new photographers which get into the market of weeding photography and need a gear and will now choose the A9

I think you forgot, that these people also compare the brands and offer they'll get from each and then there is the big problem I see ->

Sony might have a IBIS in the camera and Zeiss AF lenses, but first most of them are only F1,8 at max aperture, then the price is in some points higher or same as the CaNikon lenses and the variety of lenses is very small also the lack of 3rd party lenses

and then everybody compares the A9 with it's high price against the D1X MkII and D5, but for wedding photographers those are not the first choice, there are the 5D Mk4 and D810/750 the working tools and those cameras are in a other price range compared to the Sony which plays against Leica with that price...

I am a small time wedding photographer. This camera isn't for me as I don't have the budget or business to justify the cost but I really don't think any lens is lacking in the E mount for wedding photography at least.

I use a Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4 and a Sony G master 85mm f1.4. While I do shoot at f1.4 I find DOF to be too shallow and so I generally stop down to f2 at least if light is sufficient else I stick to f1.4

Both the lenses are new and focus very quickly in all different kinds of lighting.

In comparison the Canon lacks a fast focusing 85mm lens. The Canon 85mm f1.2 is pretty soft wide open and focusing in low light is painful !

You do get the Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art but most wedding photographers in my country avoid Sigma due to many instances of focusing inaccuracies from time to time which causes people to miss shots.

And now with wedding films becoming so common many photographers are ditching Canon and Nikon systems to shift to Sony since you get great video as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 08:03 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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zakk9: Please explain this to:
Olympus E-M1, which at $2,000 has been critisised for being expensive, has similar specs, apparently better weather sealing, fully articulated LCD, dual IS and uses USB-3 vs. the USB-2 on the Sony. How is the larger sensor and lower specs of the A9 worth $2,500 extra for a camera that doesn't even offer the long lenses I would need shooting sports?

Lol if you think a bigger sensor is meaningless then its pointless arguing with you. Sell your silly 5d and use your phone since many phones are now waterproof and you don't seem to worry about IQ too much anyways. Why did you even spend so much money on a 5d mk 3 then ? You should have bought a cheap Olympus m43 camera which is also weather resistant and been happy with that.

If you were a lawyer you would be laughed out of court for having all circumstantial evidence to back up your phony claims and no real evidence whatsoever! :P

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:07 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: OK ...

Summary on Hi-Continuous Shooting: RAW (Uncompressed) = Maximum IQ

Canon FF EOS dSLRs:

1Dx MkII:
Pro-Action Max 16fps (Mirrorless-LV-Mode)
Pro-Action Max 14fps (Mirror-OVF-Mode)

and

5D MkIV:
Prosumer Max 7fps (Mirror-OVF-Mode)

SONY FF LV-capable dcams:

Mirrorless A9:
Pro-Action Max 12fps (Electronic Shutter)
Prosumer Max 5fps (Mechanical Shutter)

and

SLT A99II:
Prosumer Max 3fps*? or 6fps**? see notes below (Transparent Mirror)

*If A99II Max 12fps (=JPEG); then Max 6fps (Compressed RAW)
**If A99II Max 12fps (=Compressed RAW); then Max 6fps (=Uncompressed RAW)
i.e.
... Sony only willing to admit in their A99II owner manual that Uncompressed RAW is "slower" than 12fps, and never admitting file type for max 12fps (may only be JPEG).

Sony A99II does, however, show their relative file sizes:
Uncompressed RAW is double the size of Compressed RAW
Uncompressed RAW is triple the size of Finest JPEG

Lol this is a thread about Canon and the OP is making some confusing post about Sony ? Some people have no other work in life it seems :P

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 10:56 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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notpc: Interesting I guess, but it's the upper end. What do these tech advancements mean for the lower end? What is Sony going to give us for $500, and how does it compare with what Pentax and Nikon offer for the same? Especially for those of us who get no benefit from more fps.

What rubbish is being spread. Sony is offering a 24 MP camera today at $600. What Pentax offers is the K50 that is only 16 MP.

If you find the K70 in some store that is fine but its NOT a current Pentax model.

So if IQ is your prime concern you are ill suited to go with Pentax.

And please please stop spreading lies.

Here is what Image-resource had to say about the K70 vs A6000.

"The best of the bunch at base sensitivity, though, has to be the Sony A6000. Sure, it's pink swatch is rather too warm compared to the Canon T6i, but it is still closer than the Pentax K-70's magenta rendering. And the Sony definitely holds onto the most detail of the group, despite lower levels of sharpening. (Note the absence of halos in the bottle crop, where the Pentax cameras and Canon T6i in particular show noticeable halos around the printing on the label.) And for bonus points, the A6000 also has the best contrast in the difficult red fabric swatch."

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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zakk9: Please explain this to:
Olympus E-M1, which at $2,000 has been critisised for being expensive, has similar specs, apparently better weather sealing, fully articulated LCD, dual IS and uses USB-3 vs. the USB-2 on the Sony. How is the larger sensor and lower specs of the A9 worth $2,500 extra for a camera that doesn't even offer the long lenses I would need shooting sports?

MEDISN - Please stop trolling. If you are happy with your tiny quarter frame sensor no worries. Go out and shoot.

This is a 4 times larger sensor and is meant for those that care for IQ.

If you don't care for IQ thats fine. That is what the m43 cameras are there for. A compromise in IQ for smaller faster cameras and there is nothing wrong with wanting a small fast camera.

HOWEVER for those who DO want the best IQ AND a fast camera then this is a very good choice for those who can afford it. Those considering this camera isn't going to be interesting in a small 1/4th sensor

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Every Crook and Nanny: I honestly don't get a lot of people. They treat brands like they are sports clubs, putting down users of other systems and using words like " Canon/Nikon/Sony fanboys", "DSLR killer", "the final nail in the coffin for C/N". Why should you care what others use? I think that the A9 is a marvelous feat of tech and it would be interesting to see it put through the wringer. Stuff like this drives competition and improves the overall level of imaging technology. It's never a good thing if brands die out and only a single brand is left to monopolize the market.

Also, why are DSLRs considered obsolete/dinosaurs? Did everything suddenly become too difficult for DSLRs to take pictures of? Truth is, we are absolutely spoiled with what modern cameras are capable of and if a Speed Graphic can still take jaw dropping pictures, I don't see why a DSLR can't. We all should be happy with the immense selection of camera bodies and systems we can choose from.

Isn't modern technology wonderful?

@Preternatural Stuff - Err NO. Look at the hard disk market. Earlier it was Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Hitachi and many others all competing to drive the technology upwards.

Then Seagate and Western Digital both swallowed up the competition, saw there was no need to innovate anymore and stopped completely.

That is why over the past few years HDD technology has come to a complete standstill. When SSDs start getting more affordable with bigger capacities you will see WD and Seagate start innovating again

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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MistaHaid: With an optical viewfinder you can observe your scene over a long period of time and wait for the right Moment without loosing battery or heating up your Sensor. Thats important for me. Besides that i think this camera brings a lot new Life in the camera Industry.

^^ Lol good burn ! :P

Seriously don't know why fanbois have to be so rabid. Yes its a good camera and it is really innovating in many ways but there are still areas where DSLRs are simply superior and there are options for people wanting either or. No need to get so defensive over an electronic item !

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
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miksto: Another camera from Sony with crappy ergonomics. It is still too small which means you do not get full hand grip and one or two fingers (depending on the hand size) will hang off the bottom with reminder not providing as good a grip as with full hand.

Furthermore, another proof of the crappy ergonomics is on this youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AREGOD7jf2s

They made battery compartment larger without making the camera larger and the reviewer's fingers are crashing into the lens being squeezed between the lens and the battery compartment.

Seems that Sony still has not learnt much on good ergonomics and just focused on rearranging the buttons around similarly sized body. They even made ergonomics worse than A7 series given not enough room for fingers between the lens and the grip.

Sony ergonomics is still a failure. If they have not reworked their too cumbersome menu then it is double failure.

@miksto - I think you will find India and China are where the vast majority of the people live and they have generally smaller hands than people from Europe and USA. So majority of people in the world have smaller not larger hands. Heck I am 6 feet tall but my hands are comparatively smaller than my US based friend who is a few inches shorter than me.

I am surprised by your low light AF issues. I have shot regularly in low light with lots of lenses and never faced any issues with my A7rII. Even Dpreview did a test and the A7rII came out on tops. So its surprising to read about your user experience there.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/6884391759/sony-alpha-7r-ii-can-match-or-beat-dslr-low-light-af-performance

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
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