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  1. stevelmx5

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    I agree that I feel more motivated to shoot when I have a camera that I want to pick up and use. I've shot portraits, weddings, sports and events with a whole range of kit from 40D, 5D mk1, Sony A6000, Nikon D750 and they have all delivered the results that the client wanted and paid me for which, to me, is key. There are still numerous photographers earning their keep with older 5D's and the equivalent Nikons so that's why I can't help but laugh when there are complaints that it's the fault of a 5D4 or A7Rii for the photographer not delivering the results (on the whole) ;0)

    Personally, I find more enjoyment in building cameras at the moment which is why I said I'm not the target market for the A9 but I agree that having the 'right' camera for you makes all the difference.
     
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    +1 ^ to what he says. 'On paper' it is a quite enticing bit of kit........................but the real world usages will inform us all :)
     
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  3. Raymond Lin

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    They do, and when i say Canon, I mean mirrorless with a EF mount, sod the EFM mount.
     
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  4. snerkler

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    probably did, but 12fps (or whatever the 1d) shoots at is still overkill for most scenarios. I've had 10 and 12fps cameras and even for sports and wildlife am more than happy with 6-7fps.

    And they still do. It's one of the reasons that I opted for the D750 over the D810. In an ideal world they'd give the option to have 14 bit RAW at different resolution options on these cameras so that you could shoot at full res if you absolutely needed the highest detail or wanted to crop heavily, but then shoot at 16 or 24mp for everyday shots.


    No s*** Sherlock ;) :p

    I didn't say it did, I said it was 'one' more part of the art going ;) However, I can see a day when you can generally wave a camera in the right direction and then focus, frame etc etc in post :rolleyes:
     
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  5. jakeblu

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    Because sports pro's couldn't get the shot before the A9.
     
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    As metioned
    This is one big area where I would love to be able to have a down-sampling ability within a camera body.
    For example on my Fuji XT-2 the body always shoots at the max sensor resolution of 24mp but if you select the RAW output to 12mp the camera would automatically resize/down sample to a 12mp.
    This would give you a better IQ file with less noise visibly present.
     
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  7. jonneymendoza

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    You can already do that on the a9
     
  8. jonneymendoza

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    Who said you couldn't?
     
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    Time to order then... lol :D
     
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  10. stevelmx5

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    I think that was the point..
     
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    Yup
     
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    Glad I'm not the only one who'd like to see a Canon EF mount mirrorless. For me it's not about the size - I just prefer an EVF.
     
  13. jonneymendoza

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    time to pre order
     
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    So are you not actually going to try it yourself first? That's a lot of confidence in one guy talking about how good the camera is for him.

    Good luck to you.
     
  15. jonneymendoza

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    i would love to try it out myself.

    The thing is no camera is perfect, including the canon or nikon sports cameras ...
     
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    If you pre-order with a lens combination from Park Camera's you can save yourself another £199 ;)
     
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  17. jonneymendoza

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    yea doing it now. wish me luck. i can always change my mind like i did with the 1dxmk2 lol.

    edit: pre ordered. no payment needed as you can pay when you go and collect it. plus i can delay going there until real world reviews appear or if i ever change my mind
     
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    I was really interested in this upon reading some of the news and especially the specs. But I then found something which put a dampener on it as I mostly shoot motorsport and am quite often shooting at narrower than f11 apertures when panning.

    Taken from DPR:

    Electronic shutter mode. At apertures smaller than F11 (F-numbers higher than F11), focus will not track the subject and focus points will be fixed on the first frame. Display updating will be slower at slow shutter speeds.
     
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    You will be fine, I know I am a Fuji Guru now but the Sony system is really good.... for me its just too expensive considering my primary job is in IT and not Photography :)
     
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    not even 1dx does AF beyond f8? or am i missing something?

    Anyways i shoot Motosports too and never shot at f11! i need the speed!!!!!!!!
     
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    my primary job is IT but that job pays for my traveling and taking pics ;)
     
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    EVF's are great. They allow you to see detail in the dark which would simply be invisible with an optical system, they allow you to see the exact framing, they show the exposure you're going to get and they allow a greatly magnified view making shooting distant objects seem like macro shooting.

    I would hate to go back to an OVF now and I just don't get the romance of not seeing the exact framing, not seeing the exposure, struggling to see if things are in focus, looking at specks of dust and debris and watching bugs crawl around in them.
     
  23. Kiwi Paul

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    lol I sure Sony could create virtual bugs and dust and debris to make the EVF experience more nostalgic.
     
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    If I could afford this bad boy, I'd have preordered already. The only thing keeping me on Nikon at the moment is the glass I already have and the lack of funds.

    It makes me laugh at the people trying to poo poo Sony. Usually Canon fan boys. If this had a Canon badge on it, they'd be out waving flags and shouting from the rooftops.
     
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    So you can shoot at 14 bit RAW at different resolutions therefore use it as a 24mp camera, 16mp camera etc?
     
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    Assuming that this mean a fast lens stopped down to f11 that's not great as I like to slow shutter pan which means I can often be at f11 and higher

    I believe the f8 you're referring to is the lens widest aperture such as using an f5.6 lens with 1.4TC, not any lens just stopped down to f11 as I assume toggerman needs. If you've ever done any slow shutter panning (such as 1/50 and slower) you would know that it's not unusual to shoot at f11, and easy to need f22 on a sunny day.
     
  27. jonneymendoza

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    Yup,

    Trying to dig out the video i saw of that particular setting being talked about but here i remembered this:

    L- 24mp
    M- 10mp
    s - 3/5mp?
     
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  28. jonneymendoza

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    yes you are right i have done some panning shots at similar conditions.

    There are work arounds, at that huge DOF, you can manually focus or pre focus and just pan and shoot? AF becomes critical for shallow DOF and/or targets moving towards or away from you .

    When panning you tend to pan from left to right or up and down(you cant pan going near to far on a subject)

    in simple terms you pan along the X and Y axis. Not Z axes.
     
  29. Eloise

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    100% disagree ... I see too much smearing on all the EVFs I've tried - the newest (until now) Sonys and the Fuji (to a lesser extent). I want to see through the lens ... not look at a mini-TV screen. And I rarely "chimp" and am very happy with my images.

    Of course its what you're used to ... but all the trials I've had haven't convinced me I would get used to any of the current Sony EVFs.

    I'm not discounting them for the future ... and perhaps the Sony A9 would be enough to convince me. But my *preference* is for a OVF - even on something like a D3200 - over and EVF.
     
  30. Toggerman

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    I take it to mean a fast lens stopped down but am interested to see what transpires once it's out in the wild.

    I often pan in 3 dimensions, when a car is coming out of a corner and gets closer as it approaches. I also switch between cars a lot and can't imagine having no AF if that really is the case.
     
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    Presumably in such a situation though you wouldn't be wanting the focus to change as you panned though? Or do you mean taking several panned shots in succession?
     
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    I've no idea what you're talking about. Smearing? What smearing? The better ones are really good, there's no smearing only crisp sharp detail. I grew up with film and I'd take my A7 over any "FF" SLR/DSLR, compact or RF I've had and if you're using a modern DSLR APSC camera you may not be using the best OVF that's ever been made :D I didn't mention chimping but as you did I'll say that my experience is that an in view histogram and focus aids help a lot and my first time happy with the shot rate as never ever been higher.

    I'm not interested in convincing you or anyone, I'm 100% disinterested but when I read comments like yours I do wonder what you're using and what's going wrong. All I'm doing is stating my views and experiences and the only way I'd go back to using OVF's would be with a gun to my head. Maybe despite being a pedantic obsessive who looks for the tiniest problem in anything and everything I'm still a little more open to new tech than some because I worked with tech all my working life.
     
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    You know ... the smearing* that I see because the refresh rate isn't high enough (I'm assuming thats the reason). You don't see it fine. But you are telling me that what I see isn't real!
    Whats going wrong is that my eyes don't see in the same way yours don't. Thats fine. But yes you are (it appears) trying to convince me because when I say I see smearing of the image in the viewfinder with a EVF you are telling me I'm wrong! Sorry if that sounded angry ... but it was a little ... you start a sentence "I'm not interested in convincing me" but then say I'm wrong!
    I've also worked with tech all my life ... as I commented before: in the past I would have loved the spec of the new Sony and leapt all over it ... but my opinion is now that all the specs in the world are no good if someone doesn't like a camera. Its a tool and a tool is used differently by different people. I don't look for the tiniest problem ... but it stares me in the face every time I use a camera with EVF (with the caveat that I have not use any Leica which are supposed to have better EVFs and the technology is improving all the time).

    I've no idea if its related, but I also get a headache watching 3D movies.

    * smearing might not be the right term ... its just the best term I have and means I don't enjoy using an EVF!
     
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    It's probably because you are a pedantic obsessive who has worked with tech all their life that you don't appreciate the value of just looking through glass at a scene without pointless histograms and other crap getting in the way of it when making a photograph.

    EVF's are much better than they were, but they it's still like looking at a tiny TVs rather than the real world.

    :D
     
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    When I first tried the A72 the EVF flicker was very noticable and annoying, I assumed the camera was faulty and returned it. I then had a chance to try a friends A7 and the EVF had the same issue. I bought an A7R2 and it was the same. I decided to put up with it as I liked the camera otherwise and now I don't notice it unless I think about it. But initially the flicker was very distracting. Oddly enough none of my friends (2 with the A7R2, one with A72) notice the flicker although I could see it in their cameras.
    I never had that issue with any Olympus or Panasonic m43 cameras.
    I think some folk are more susceptible to it than others.
     
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  36. jonneymendoza

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    Umn how can you pan along the Z axis? That's effectively having a car coming at you or away from you? You zoom in or out for that pan effect? You certainly can't move your camera along the z axis following a car. Your camera needs to be attached to the car
     
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    Thanks for lessons on panning jonney ;) :p
     
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    BTW smearing is wrong term to describe refresh rate of a evf..
     
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    I think he means in a situation where the track is coming at an angle, so not only are you panning left to right (or right to left) the subject is also getting closer to the camera.
     
  40. stevelmx5

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    It's not the first time I've seen it described as that so everyone else must be getting it wrong too

    http://bfy.tw/BMA4

    ;)
     

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