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meanwhile

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On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)
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sts2: Well that helps understand why all of the testing was done in brightly lit sports centres with huge windows, and why they had massive softboxes overhead the running track.
...aka a real world situation for any sports photographer *cough*

"What I read from the article is that the files carry less DR than you'd expect" ... at low ISOs (when compared to other recent Sony sensors).
At high ISOs, it contains as much as you would expect (due to the dual gain design), so your conclusion is incorrect.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
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dsut4392: My dream camera is something like the X100F, but waterproof (optics optimised for ABOVE water use). Would be the perfect camera to carry in a PFD pocket for sea kayaking, and be a great backup travel camera for street shooting.

Exactly - rugged X100. Ricoh is probably the company to do it.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 03:53 UTC

Alternatively, just get an original X100. The last firmware updates make it a solid performer, and cheaper than any of the options above. Yes, the autofocus isn't quite as fast, but you get what you pay for.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 03:52 UTC as 70th comment
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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dcolak: Want ice to look as green as grass? Use A9 AWB :-)

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/M15231

Adjusted to taste?

Ice becomes reddish.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/B47fvv

Do DP folks use calibrated monitors? :-P

It would probably take hours messing around to make the ice white and people look normal opposed to unhealthy, sickness stricken.

"It´s white whenever I go skating"

Cool. Well whatever eyes you use then, put those in now. :-)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)
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sknippen: I think i would go for the 135MM STF A mount. Whish that one had AF...

Yes, it works great with lots of lenses. Anything with a flange distance more than Leica M (which is pretty much everything) works well. M42, Olympus OM, Canon FD, Nikon Ai, etc, etc.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)
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meanwhile: I think I agree. The APD element is perhaps a touch too strong. The older STF and the Laowa 105mm have better wide-open bokeh.

Sure, but only one of them is in production and available for a reasonable price.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

I think I agree. The APD element is perhaps a touch too strong. The older STF and the Laowa 105mm have better wide-open bokeh.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:31 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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dcolak: Want ice to look as green as grass? Use A9 AWB :-)

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/M15231

Adjusted to taste?

Ice becomes reddish.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/B47fvv

Do DP folks use calibrated monitors? :-P

It would probably take hours messing around to make the ice white and people look normal opposed to unhealthy, sickness stricken.

The question is really whether what you are after is realistic, in either sense.

"It would probably take hours messing around to make the ice white"

What makes you think the ice was pure white?

I'm not defending the AutoWB, or the RAW processing, but consider:
when is an ice rink actually "white"?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 03:18 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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joe_leads: Why is always Adobe software used to edit the RAWs? Capture One is Sony's preferred software, CO has a strong emphasis on good color calibration, and when people complain about "bad Sony colors", my impression is that it always comes from Adobe software, but not Capture One.

"So then the advantage here is that you can use random camera ICC profiles with Sony in C1 Pro"

Not saying it's an advantage, nor that you should use C1 over Lightroom (I use both) - just saying how I get (what I think are) better colors over the default. Some of the default colors in the Sony profiles are "overcooked", I find using the Phase One profile brings things back to where I can get the colors where I want them. Nor do I just use them willy-nilly, this is the particular one I use all the time that works for me.

It's a kludge, but one that works.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 05:38 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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joe_leads: Why is always Adobe software used to edit the RAWs? Capture One is Sony's preferred software, CO has a strong emphasis on good color calibration, and when people complain about "bad Sony colors", my impression is that it always comes from Adobe software, but not Capture One.

I didn't make that point. :-)

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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joe_leads: Why is always Adobe software used to edit the RAWs? Capture One is Sony's preferred software, CO has a strong emphasis on good color calibration, and when people complain about "bad Sony colors", my impression is that it always comes from Adobe software, but not Capture One.

You don't *have* to use those profiles in C1 though. You wouldn't approve of my process, and it's likely flawed in a professional or team context, but I just use the Phase One IQ3 profiles and the Linear Response curve.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 23:30 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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dcolak: Want ice to look as green as grass? Use A9 AWB :-)

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/M15231

Adjusted to taste?

Ice becomes reddish.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/95921786@N05/B47fvv

Do DP folks use calibrated monitors? :-P

It would probably take hours messing around to make the ice white and people look normal opposed to unhealthy, sickness stricken.

202/198/195 is only "redish" if you are a color freak. You would likely see 202/201/201 as "redish" too. Leave us humans to our imperfect world.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 23:16 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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princecody: Does the Sony a9 come with a FREE Tshirt?

You fall asleep in less than 36 secs? Sounds like narcolepsy, better see a doctor.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Interesting to see the much ignored (DPR and elsewhere) A7II getting some more attention.

?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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joe_leads: Why is always Adobe software used to edit the RAWs? Capture One is Sony's preferred software, CO has a strong emphasis on good color calibration, and when people complain about "bad Sony colors", my impression is that it always comes from Adobe software, but not Capture One.

"but it operates very slowly and the menus are not exactly intuitive"

10.1 is much faster.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
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kotepum: Sharing is not stealing.

"Sharing is not stealing"

Sharing the link to the original, where the artist is identified and credited, is not stealing. Downloading and using/posting/sharing without crediting the artist is stealing.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 05:07 UTC
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WGVanDyck: Here I am, wearing my helmet, lathered in sun screen, sitting in my safe space waiting for something non-threatening to photograph.

"Dear me, no need for profanities"

Sorry King, in the world we live in there is very much a need for profanities.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 05:25 UTC
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WGVanDyck: Here I am, wearing my helmet, lathered in sun screen, sitting in my safe space waiting for something non-threatening to photograph.

Here I am grieving my dead kid. F*** off with your safe space babble.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 06:05 UTC
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PhotoKhan: You can "change the game" as much as you want, resorting to DNG included.

All these samples show color casts that are very difficult to balance, as samples 63 to 65 clearly and aptly show.

Foveon sensors far from being a photographers ally make color an enemy to contend with.

It has been so for 15 years and, apart from proving that a significant part of the population is, indeed, color blind, it is a mystery tantamount to commercial suicide why Sigma insists on this technical solution.

It's not sidetracking at all. Nor did they omit how Foveon sensors are more difficult to deal with. Most of the article is about exactly that. *shrug*

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 12:49 UTC
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PhotoKhan: You can "change the game" as much as you want, resorting to DNG included.

All these samples show color casts that are very difficult to balance, as samples 63 to 65 clearly and aptly show.

Foveon sensors far from being a photographers ally make color an enemy to contend with.

It has been so for 15 years and, apart from proving that a significant part of the population is, indeed, color blind, it is a mystery tantamount to commercial suicide why Sigma insists on this technical solution.

"I see you avoided my challenge"

No, I have a life to live. Photos to edit. Dinners to cook.

I don't have the issue with not being able to enjoy images made with Sigma cameras because I have issues with casts. You do.

Audiophiles who can't enjoy CDs because of the compression are the people with the real world problem, not those that can enjoy listening to the music unimpeded.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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