TrojMacReady

TrojMacReady

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On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

Assuming people don't know what you're talking about, when you change your argument in every new post, is rather showing your own ignorance instead. And to reiterate that, I'll quote your exact words again:
"most mobile devices will only offer "focus now" on a screen, which differs from "focus on this or that""
And:
"vast majority of touch AF are type A; very few offer B or C, much less both"

False, almost every phone has A and B and many newer phones (mostly from the past 2 years) have an option to follow (C) in addition to that.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 19:38 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

"now watch the subject walk near far left right, etc
does af stay focussed on the subject, or not?
no. it doesn't."

You're changing the claims as you go: first you claim most phones can't focus where you tap (B) and now you only limit your claim to not being able to follow (C). Nice try, no cigar.

I don't know which phones you tested it with, but your S4 does not have follow focus or focus tracking (C), so of course it can't do what you described there, same goes for the S2. No one has claimed they can. But the S6 and S7 generations do. The S4 does have B, as does the S2, where it focuses specifically on the area that you tap.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

More false assumptions, thinking I can't distinguish between the obvious difference of those three modes (A,B and C). Fact: my S2 and every Samsung smartphone sold the past years, has supported B. The same goes for almost every Android phone out there. That's a few billion phones the past years. That includes your supposed S4. The past few years, they have added C to that.

Simple way to test: frame a distant and a close subject in 2 different corners within the same picture, touch the distant subject in one corner and see if it focuses on that, then the close subject in the other and again, it will focus on that closer subject. Now hit another subject that is outside the focus plane of either those 2 and notice the former 2 subjects going out of focus. B confirmed.

Next false claim to debunk please.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

"just assuming it has that functionality doesn't make it so."

You mean, I have actually used it, unlike your assumptions based on thin air, similar to your false assumptions about the swivel screen.

And another correction, most smartphones have offered local touch AF, linked to the actual area you touch, for many years (again, my 6 year old phone does it...). You would have known that too, had you owned one.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

"no AF selection for pdaf subject change (focus pull/push), and basically photo review. that's it."

That's because they don't show all the functions. The touch AF functionality on mobile devices has been available for at least 2 years for Sony A and E mount cameras with Wifi support.

You don't need a lit remote, IR remote plus the swivel screen pointing forwards, using delayed shutter works fine too.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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princecody: Yeah its got that BIGLY sensor but those lenses are huge compared to the EM1 M2. Your thoughts?

It's huge with a splash of orange around it. It's great, fantastic, the rest total losers.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: ok!!!!
tbclass (thx) kindly showed me a99ii vimeo video with its swivel-screen facing forward ...
(i'm happy to be wrong; first time for everything)

but why did dpr/sony not show this when promoting it first time round? (still missing to date)?

so ... if i were to update my APSC DSC-R1 to an FF A99II ... is there a nice fast A-mount Sony AF 24-120mm kit zoom available, too?

... btw, why does dpr call a99ii screen "tilting" only, in specs table, if it is truly fully articulated?

and if FF a7RII has the same "tilting" screen as the a99II ... i'd opt for mirrorless over SLT
... touchscreen pdaf ... both have it, or not, ...

i prefer touchscreen pdaf on Sony FF ... is a99ii the one offering it?

You can (wirelessly) add an external touchscreen for that purpose (including touch AF). Even works with a phone.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:42 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

Yes, my S2 has full remote capability with the A99II (including AF), so your S4 should work fine.
It works as explained in the link I posted, page 233 and further. And here's more info:
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/disoft/int/playmemories-mobile/en/operation/dsc_remote_and.html

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

"no reason to ruin it with one in my hand if i can avoid it entirely"

You can use the self timer, even with smartphone control. 10 seconds to put away that phone/remote. Next excuse.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

$80 "crappy" smartphones can do everything you need to do if you need to use it as a remote. For $175 you get one with a calibrated 5.2" OLED screen and a metal (alu) build on top. Any more excuses? This stuff works fluidly on my 6 year old S2, in 2017 it's not even a challenge for a budget phone...

The video posted by Surfish already shows the LCD can be set parallel to the the lens axis, as did the Alphalab video (https://youtu.be/PDDKbSbXeAM?t=3m39s) no need to do more searching.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

http://sonyalphalab.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/a99m2-13-625x625.jpg

"nor the budget to buy another device"
Uh. It requires less money (< $80) than you pay for a decent filter for a $3,200 (let's not even mention lenses) camera. That's the weakest argument I've heard so far. 2 beefy memory cards can cost more.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: hrmmm ... a99ii screen face-forward ... not really .., canted upwards, or pr photos incomplete? missing screen fully-forward capability?

saw a77 video of screen-facing fully forward ... but no a99ii?

So first you claim it can't, then you are shown proof that it can so you claim to have been wrong for the first time (insert capitals for lol here) and now you're back to claiming it can't because it's every so slightly tilted backwards?

Wow. Picky are we. Side hinged means the photographer isn't able to see the full LCD when part of the group, standing on the left when the camera takes in the scene next to the group. Hmm, trying to find unique scenarios that make something look weak is fun.

On a more serious note, if that isn't enough to do your desired "overhead panorama group shots" then try the smartphone app through Wifi. You can operate the camera through your smartphone with a remote app, with full live view on your phone.
http://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1630/v1/en/print.pdf
See page 233 for example.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:27 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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turvyT: A99ii, A 7Rii, 810, D5 and K1 have similar IQ. But in Pixel shift mode, K1 beats them all. Static subjects, that's right, but nonetheless.

And where it's useful, it can be done with other cameras too, by combining exposures yourself. It just adds a little convenience (at the cost of some control).

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: I'm so confused as to why Sony seems to think their menu system is superior. It's horrendous. Haven't they heard from customers? Don't they ever read customer feedback? My A6300 is a great camera but the menu makes me want to throw it out the window at times. There are some mirrorless features I love and at times I need this camera, but if I need a quick shot and an easy menu to quickly retrieve a feature from I tend to pick up my Nikon D810 to get the job done. Sad to see their latest SLT camera's menu sucks too.

That's why you assign the features needed for a galloping horse or baby to one of the dedicated buttons or the FN menu, so it only takes 1 or 2 actions.

Most menu functions don't require changing for the scenarios above.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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tinternaut: Given what Google has been doing with larger sensors, from the 5X onwards, this would definitely be a little disappointing,

The Google apertures are smaller though, resulting in similar light gathering. Where the latest Google camera wins is combining multiple exposures in the default (HDR+ IIRC) mode, to get better DR, resolution and apply temporal noise reduction. With faster read out and processing, this could be achieved with a the module used in the S7 too, so I'm not too disappointed before knowing the results.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: It is surprising to see a company today say "yes we screwed up, yes we are sorry and yes we investigated what happened and you are allowed to know, also we have reinforced our quality control too"

Normally companies won't own their mistakes... So bravo to Samsung.

Just this week, Apple removed critical reviews of the (LG) 5k display on the Apple website, because of widespread issues. That's another method of making problems go away...
https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/5p3srp/apple_shutters_reviews_of_lg_ultrafine_5k_display/

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
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jonikon: The question is whether or not the consumer will trust Samsung products not to catch fire again. As the saying goes, "Once burned, twice shy!"

The answer is already in, 90 million smartphones sold in the 4th quarter, more than a year earlier, 50% boost in profit for the electronics giants as a whole over the year before.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
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marike6: Best, most inspirational president in my lifetime. Master orator, good family man, like him or not, he always carried himself with class and dignity. Leaving office with a 60% approval rating in such a polarized political climate speaks volumes.

"Getting rid of the electoral college?? Why"

Ask your president. He was all for getting rid of it, until he won thanks to it.
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/266038556504494082?lang=en

Such an elitist.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
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MikeF4Black: The political exchange in the comments below is harshly revealing, for a Western-European anarcho-liberal like myself.

Oh, these words have different meanings where I live. "Liberal" does not equate "Communist" over here.

@ Arbux:
Living on both sides of the ocean myself, I can only say you're very confused.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)
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Jaythomasni: What is Samsung doing with so many patents?... Are they patenting copy cat techs stolen from others...-;)..Soon patent office will be flooded with Chinese tech patents.. Chinese and Koreans are clever in copying brands better than the original....-:).

Yes, what's one of the largest electronics companies, active in so many different fields and leading developer in some of those fields, doing with so many patents.

*rolls eyes*

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
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