I guess you all remember photographer Michael Yamashita. He is the one that leaked the A99 in first place Sony Japan (Click here) now shows a dedicated online page where you can see his work with the A99 and NEX-6 cameras. It’s in Japanese only but pictures to tell more than thousand words…so they say. (Thanks Vadim for the link!).
If you click on the image on top you will see the full ISO comparison between the A99 and 5DmarkIII posted by DSLRmagazine (translation here). But before to go into the details of this comparison I want to go back to the ISO test made by Focus Numerique (translation here) where they compared the results with the Nikon D600. First, my french is very bad and google translation doesn’t really help you that much. I made mistake and said these were RAW converted files while they were not. These are original JPG images (but you can download the RAW files too). One of our readers noticed that the Sony JPG files are actually having a size of 8MB only compared to the 15-16MB of the Nikon D800 (Example: ISO 1600 -> A99 vs D600).
This means that Sony JPEG Fine setting compresses twice more than the Nikon! Of course a Nikon or Canon will always look better when you compare apple with oranges We really have to see a real RAW comparison to get a more accurate idea about the A99 performance!
Back to the comparison made by DSLRmagazine. These are once again JPEG comparisons and as we now know Sony applies a stronger compression for their JPEG files. In short…dear reviewers…show us some real RAW comparison!
UPDATE: Sonystore US has the A99 in Stock right now. Check out Alphacameradeals to see the full link list!
Sony Tokyo event:
Sony had a big event in Tokyo and you can read the article on DC.watch (translation here). They showed some graph that demonstrates how Sony is recovering after the Thai Flood disaster from last year. Sony is ruling the worldwide mirrorless market and that market is strongly gaining shares at cost of the classic DSLR market. They also announced the definitive shipping info for the new lenses. The pancake zoom will ship in January, the 10-18mm zoom on November 16th and the 35mm lens in December.
SAR readers mails: Bart: “Since today I am the happy owner of the NEX-6 with 16-50 powerzoom. I love the combination, the Phase-AF really speeds things up. One thing I did find out is that like Olympus and Panasonic, Sony also decided to let distortion correction in the lens go and just apply software corrections to fix it. When you take pictures at 16 mm you don’t see the distortion in the viewfinder or afterwards on the camera. But when you import the RAW files into Lightroom you see a huge distortion and high vignetting. Some examples of the difference between the RAW and JPEG files can be found here:http://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/list_message/39181572#39181572 It’s in Dutch but I don’t think that’s a big problem.” Michael: “My blog focuses on the areas where Photography meets Cinematography and it’s called PhotoCine News. I wrote an article about my just finished Sony NEX-7 Video Rig and thought you might be interested in it for your readers. Check it out at: http://photocinenews.com/2012/10/21/the-definitive-sony-nex-7-video-rig/“ Freddy: “I love my Alpha 57 !!! https://vimeo.com/groups/154861/videos/51938444” Vedran: “I would like to share my FB page to Sony users. Text on page is on Croatian, but only thing important on that page are pictures.:) Most of them are taken with Sony A77. Link to FB page: https://www.facebook.com/VedranTolicPhotography. My website is www.vedrantolic.com as you know, but FB page is great because there is a lot interaction.” Aleksey: “Hello! I am a long time constant reader. This summer, I’m using the Sony A77V and Minolta Dimage Z3 filmed timelaps our small town of Penza. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYHM_B2xTLI&hd=1” Mattia: “Super Drift Pro Challenge 2012 shot on the NEX with M-mount lenses on youtube.”
Markus: “Just wanted to share some pictures from my Nex-7 and SLR Magic Hyperprime F0.95.I just love this lens and its growing on me every day I shoot:D http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrosth/“
Hello all. Just picked up my a7 today, already loving how it feels in my hands. I was curious what longer-range lens anyone may be able to recommend. Preferably under 500$ I currently have the stock a7 28-77mm lens, and this one coming in the mail for wide angle = http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HAF167Y?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 […]
Hey all. I use my Fujifilm X-T1 for stills and recently purchased a Sony A7s for video. My question is, does the 55-210MM lens work well on the A7s? I been trying to find sample video of the two combined but have not been able to find anything. Please let me know! Thanks:lol:
I have a Sony a6000, a Sony ADP-MAA shoe adapter and a HVL56 am wireless flash unit.Any ideas on how I can synch the flash so that I can use it wirelessly off camera.Or do I need another bit of kit – if so any recommendations welcomed. (The flash worked perfectly off camera with my […]
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