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All about the Sony a99 for stills and video These are the most interesting articles that I came across. I have seen fewer and fewer lately. Somehow the pizazz has worn off and you will note that few Scoop.it posts are recent. My take is simple - it works. Feels good. Drives value. The low light AF is less than a Nikon and about as good as Canon 5diii. The lenses are as good overall as anything from Canikon Although I haven't reviewed in post any video captured, I can say that the capture is fine and generally OK despite the ergonomic hits and contortions of using a DSLR for video. I think that the res of the stills is good enough and the res of the video that I have seen all looks more than good enough for anything Web application. It all comes down to what you want, if you can live with a system change and if you like or prefer the EVF over an optical view. FC http://www.fcundin.com/
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Sony A99 To Be Discontinued This Summer [Rumor]

Sony A99 To Be Discontinued This Summer [Rumor] | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
The Sony A99 was announced back in 2012 and is one of Sony’s more high-end DSLR cameras. It is certainly a beast with its specs but according to...
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To All,

 

A short conclusion is that I have been on hiatus for good reason, and besides many distractions to manage there are some things photography that would be a valid pull away from the monitoring tasks of things "Sony A99", and I have some. I will have to take further observation of the near future of things Sony and the big 99 as a reference for what could have been and what is still getting tweaked and finished.

 

It is too early to compile a review of the history of the A99, also it is too hasty to regard that what is only starting is something that will stand up a true legacy and pillar of fine industrial craftsmanship and pride. The big Sony 99 is a fine rig that holds up to suitable scrutiny and delivers well when the design specs are considered. It is easy to critique in comparitive fashion the now staid specs against new comers and high tech darlings without noticing how serious Sony has become in the still camera imaging game.

 

It is fair to consider the big 99 as an assault gun that pioneers ahead or recons in force against not so treacherous terrain and enemy, mostly because the others are not paying attention, and see that it is a heavy hammer for the job. Today the form factor and weight advantages of some very capable mirroless designs are overshaddowing the design niche that the big 99 kept all to itself. It is beacause the outstanding thinking and applied execution of Fuji, Sony  7R and Panasonic that the nigh of the big 99 seems prudent.

 

I would suggest vigilence to note the used market for Sony as a less costly means on entering into the system.

 

 

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Camera News at Cameraegg

Camera News at Cameraegg | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
Canon Rumors, Nikon Rumors, Sony Rumors, and more Camera Rumors !
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So much of the anticipation of anything new is not so that we can convince ourselves that the things coming, new and improved, are actually any better than what we may already have. This subtle fear of the new is inherently a drive to reinforce some deeper resistances that happens in the quiet recesses of the calm mind, if we allow for it, when the inevitable item comes to light and we begin a juxtaposition against what perception is telling us is the marked performance distinction of note. The effort to understand through the vicarious window of the Web is an exhausting exercise. A problem of reaching and never feeling. Continuing with any sort of theme of this sort leaves you in a fixx for what is likely to make the task, the drill or the sensation complete. We can review later, or at least pay it off later, but we must drive that experience now for the time is a fleeting thing and we need what we perceive to be the singular tool in the kit that is still missing. Sure, all of this makes sense, I now sip some bourbon, and I then return to a further search for a99 rumors and forum banter that will fill in what is just not happening openly enough. I have stored a number of a99 rumor/notices and head's up to share here, but I have restrained from sharing and eventually lost track of all the links. The Sony pace of marketing blitz and product development is not as well reported or buzzed compared to the Fuji way. So Sony followers have more angst perhaps when we consider things flagship camera Sony. The reality now is that we all have much to work on already and actually only need more time over more tools. FC
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Hiatus?

Noting that few items are being discussed about the Sony a99 on the web... Perhaps because all things Fuji has taken such a hold and continues to establish new exciting marks of appeal and performance, should not Sony also take note and review what is well within their scope of interest to change and stay competitive? FC
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The Visual Science Lab.: THE FIVE CAM SLAM.

The Visual Science Lab.: THE FIVE CAM SLAM. | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
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Working notes on a working camera passed on for reference...

 

 

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Sony at Napa Valley Film Festival 2013

For more info: http://bit.ly/Iib3R0 We teamed up with the Napa Valley Film Festival to kick off their first 4K Film Challenge, a timed filmmaking competition...
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Some high energy music, a Fig rig, tight jeans, kiss a baboon on the lips, some camera 4K porn and slider stuff with an a99, a dainty serving of popcorn and what all do we have left...

 

We have a method or a mantra, but have we anything more than a snip of time that could lead on to some suggestions or even a discussion? We could have a pizza a muse some over all of this.

 

They say that they have made "the ultimate short film" so that covers it.

 

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Sony A7r at ISO 100 in great light - Is this the best digital camera sensor yet?

Sony A7r at ISO 100 in great light - Is this the best digital camera sensor yet? | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
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After the gushing is done...

...we have some web shared images with impressive color, some more confidence that the Sony A7r is hot stuff and a notion that we are continuing to evaluate technical prowess over application oriented accomplished results and...

We should all hopefully have a chance to evaluate the new Sony's ourselves and learn what these interesting tools could offer new or better for what we enjoy with imaging; we should have a chance for some stick time. The method of any insight may be best reserved for a retelling of the more obvious points, qualities and details of a new tool against hidden nuances and personal esoterica that makes a tool "yours" and therefore able to deliver what the eye and the emotions best seek. Making a case for elusive and subtle details that are only managed through a hands on session is correct, but we all do not have local camera stores that openly share access and foster this sort of dialog.

The technical criteria are also getting narrowed again in scope and hierarchy as we did when we debated late into the night about megapixel counts and large print size possibilities. Thankfully those threads are archived, but still available for reference when we need more than only an elixir and Viagra is out of reach. Seriously, the more contrived focus on technicality points of comparisons is obfuscating more interesting tests and real world reflexive reviews that mean more in the field and the real world of imaging.

But always being practical can return some dullness and drab when zealous praise spurs motivation and spending response reflexes, so could we just stay on task to address what the tool really does?

The still forthcoming a99 replacement/upgrade is likely to hold many of the same properties and imaging characteristics as the new Sony a7s. We are encouraged that the image quality is holding strong with Sony sensors and expect that the new a99 will be replete with everything good of the current and some improvements in key performance specs for the future.

 

 

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Debunking a misconception: Sony A7 microlenses ARE offset

Debunking a misconception: Sony A7 microlenses ARE offset | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
    This will be a pretty short post, but I wanted to clear up a misconception about the Sony A7's sensor.
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And so if there is any controversy I wonder the application of microlenses and the realistic impact of this realization. Certainly image quality is at the fore of this sort of inquiry, but after it is assured what is the matter of the detail or minutia of microlenses and other essoteric digitalia?

 

Debating into teh night on forums is a thankfully long lost sport for me, and I regard such ripples of excitement as more trivial and Web detritus over anything substantial and serious.

 

These are still cameras and video capable cameras and Sony does not address when their image quality will fail or falter, in fact Sony is making no appologies from what they are not iincluding as a hybrid package.

 

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Shooting a documentary with the Sony A99

Shooting a documentary with the Sony A99 | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
These days, there are so many great cameras on the market, which is why I had such a difficult time last year deciding upon which one to purchase to shoot the Korean documentary “Sedae”. Originally...
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Go ahead and read through this article. It is short and perhaps less on some details and how to like descriptions, but it does demonstrate some of the good qualities of the a99 and video that are important, I think.

 

A plus is the auto focussing ability.

 

Another is the EVF.

 

There are also some suggestions or ideas to be considered and added into the feature set.

 

 

 

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Sony A7R and Continuous considerations - is there a reason why or for the a99?

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The news has broken about the new Sony A7 and A7r cameras and the initial impressions are looking good. The form factors are handy and the lenses promise to deliver what the sensors are well tweaked to capture. The design aesthetics are what I like. The EVF hump is certainly from the old school Minolta days of EX-7 vintage (see image inset)  

 

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There is an image of the Minolta EX-7 within this interesting thread on Photo.net that makes for rambling late night reading when sleep just won't do. Link: http://photo.net/classic-cameras-forum/00XYU0?start=0

 


...and is well repurposed here without being retro trendy and performance poor. The A7 and A7r design function is clearly an emphasis toward a concisce form factor and no one would doubt that the speed and dexterity of this new design and system will be a good tool set for serious and casual photography.

You can mount A-mount lenses using an adapter with full functionality. You can use other adapters to use many lenses or many makes and vintages. This is all great and fun to think of interesting combinations and potential creative results. I should like to try a Zeiss Jena 25mm that I have in a closet with this new Sony.

The camera looks suited for and best set up for still imagery, but it does capture video. For a comparison in purpose the Panasonic GH3 is also an excellent video machine that takes excellent still images. So what poison is your passion? These days making a system choice is more about purpose or application over system commitment or brand loyalty. This is a positive shift away from distracting marketing criteria and a more clear product trend toward tools that deliver strong performance and avoid frustrating marketing dead ends. The handy form factor and cool design aesthetics of the Sony A7 and A7r are showing good contrast against the Sony a99.

It depends...

So what is your application? This is a foremost question to evaluate these new machines and establish a reference against the well proven a99. Should the handy size and cool looks relegate the now older Sony to the trunk of the car? One could better reflect on how the tools are deployed and used after some experience and consideration of the applications expected as a challenge. I know that one challenge is weight and ten pounds of dead weight in a shoulder bag quickly spoils a day long photo exploration when there isn't a specific goal and purpose driving the quest. The nag of the weight on more creative and casual days is a factor that is not as easily ignored as the same shoulder pain on working days with client expectations and fast changing events are maintaining a motivation.

There are more details and applications to review and the retail cost is certainly a consideration. The delivery date is set for around Christmas 2013 so you have some time to think it all over. While there is all this thinking there is also some space for the why of these machines. There is perhaps a niche well filled. The wow factor is alone reason enough, if cost is no worry, and the weight and form factor are some details worth considering. A greater sense of the why is a more reflexive endeavor that is perhaps good training and coordinates the eye, the brain and the feelings in a cooperative triad of execution that at least demonstrates some of the why of all this imaging effort.


And here is an example of some why: http://gonecity.blogspot.com/2013/10/pictures-of-women-in-captivity-comments.html NOTE: there is no mention in this John Sevigny post of any camera tools, gear or working approach. And there is hardly any need for that inspection...


FC  Linked video is from kimin Chuang YouTube channel, link here: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6ZibEa4naSeIg7QV2f_Kw?feature=watch

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Sony reportedly has full-frame mirrorless cameras coming this year

Sony reportedly has full-frame mirrorless cameras coming this year | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
Sony got into full-frame cameras in a big way with last year's A99 and seemingly physics-defying RX1, and the company may be gearing up to apply the same formula to its mirrorless E-mount line....
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After a long hiatus I am sharing this post to describe some of the future of things Sony camera, DSLRs and imaging is all still alive and happening.

 

The accomplished a99 has been well documented and is still a quiet player on the DSLR pro/enthusiast front, but there is some news that will add to the Sony product camera maturity, see here...

 

The product design tension noticed is still primarily between that the cost and functionality of the sensors and camera package features as a trade off. These issues are still being tested and worked out. The tech is there, as demonstrated in the RX1 for full frame mirrorless designs, but the limitations of impingments of cost and market demand curtail the finished FULL functionality of the piece and any projected product combinations or solutions.

 

The mirroless design and even aesthetic or working application is now well established and testing the conventional DSLR flipping mirror designs to the limits of practical choice. We photographers have more options, many are well refined and accomplished. A system change or commitment is still a costly and working choice that takes some concerted reflection and thinking. We will likely see Sony continue to lead design change and grow as a viable and capable option to top shelf DSLR mirror box designs and systems from Nikon and Canon.

 

 

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Sony a99 SLT vs a900 DSLR Low Light Performance Review

Sony a99 SLT vs a900 DSLR Low Light Performance Review | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
I recently upgraded from a Sony a900 DSLR to the Sony a99 SLT.  The primary reason for my upgrade was because I needed to do HD video work, but I also needed a camera that would perform well in low light.
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Here's some low light testing of the a99 to think about.

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Sony A99 Review from K Rockwell

Sony A99 Review from K Rockwell | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
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Ken says he likes it. It works and does a good job.

 

We can all relax now. We have the word.

 

Ken does a good job covering the features and the important basics.

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(SR5) There will be no more APS-C SLT cameras anymore. | sonyalpharumors

(SR5) There will be no more APS-C SLT cameras anymore. | sonyalpharumors | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
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So, just as we are getting comfortable or planning a system... we learn this...The good news is that the EVF tech will continue and that the A mount will remain.

 

 

 

 

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(SR5) A77II is only a nice incremental update (don't expect any revolution on this camera yet).

(SR5) A77II is only a nice incremental update (don't expect any revolution on this camera yet). | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
Image on top shows the silhoutte of the current Sony A77. The A-mount A77II will be announced around May 1-2 and so far we know it has an updated 24 MP sensor and that everything on the camera has ...
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This is something of a report on the larger issue of Sony and their less than organized effort to design and build serious flagship cameras for serious use. 

 

The key point that I notice is the issue of "no new significant feature" to be included, but I contend that the main issues (or features) lacking are those that add up to something called value. With a comparison to things Fuji X system I might better make my point, but the scattered efforts at Sony in this sector of products that I am most interested in are adding confusion and eroding trust in the future scope of the Sony Alpha system. Are these strong and serious tools for long term VALUE oriented purchases?

 

 

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Form Before Function: the Hasselblad HV is a Sony a99 with a new coat of paint

Form Before Function: the Hasselblad HV is a Sony a99 with a new coat of paint | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
    Hasselblad has announced a new entry in its ongoing line of cameras that are rebranded Sony devices. In the fine traditions of the Lunar and the Stellar comes the Hasselblad HV, a rebranded version of the flagship Sony…
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Rebranding or resharing is only some of the story here, but we benefit less from any of this action as opposed to serious work in addressing some points of contention in the a99 such as the AF system in low light. We are picking a fight here over more than only details and news stories of "development" and cooperative business arangements and wish only to be listened to in the areas of performance, image quality, functional elegance and value.

 

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(SR3) First details about the new generation A-mount cameras...

(SR3) First details about the new generation A-mount cameras... | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
A new source wrote this: "I was left some specifications for that ff and aps-c size A-mound cameras. both has WiFi and NFC tech. Improved JPEG engine. aps-c A-mount has lock on selector dial (same ...
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Some forecasting news BTW the Scoopit app for iPad needs a major revision/update... perhaps as bad as the AF system of the current and forthcoming a99. FC
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Fujifilm XF 23mm f1.4 R | Derek Clark Photography

Fujifilm XF 23mm f1.4 R | Derek Clark Photography | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
My first impression of the new Fujinon 23mm f1.4. Is this the best X Series to date?
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http://www.derekclarkphotography.com/index.php/fujifilm-xf-23mm-f1-4-mofo-mopho/

 

Disregard the issue that the linkie is about things Fuji, as I aim to point out that the sensor is a crafted Sony hardware issue to begin with. And then Fuji applies its expertise on top to offer what as a package strives for more than anything particular could be levied as a one issue argument.

The fact of praise of IQ gushing isn't of any interest for me, but there is more interest in knowing that the package as a working system is one that makes the simple details stand up and be counted for ALL of their better qualities.

By comparison, I always felt and saw more potential in the D300 (and the D3s) than what I was getting out of the thing when operating as a standard setting machine. Sure drive that thing harder or dial in special settings like WB preset or other image curve adjustments and you get some striking results. The matter though is that the time and the fiddling to make those output consistent is NOT so doable with the D300 at all, you might just try and forget seeing anything that you are photographing because you will be such a gear head and stuck in the menu all the time...

Complaining is not the issue though; it is the apparent comparison that I mean to explain some. We haven't the time, inclination and the full patience for twiddling before or during a shoot exercise to get the best possible in camera results. So by relying on Pshop later we standardize a working cultural repasse that relaxes demands and standards, the ol' "I'll fix it later" thing.

Based on the application and the parameters of the goals and task at hand our tools should support more of what we are seeking to record and capture.

 

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Sony 54Megapixel Full Frame Sensor in Development, Report Says

Sony 54Megapixel Full Frame Sensor in Development, Report Says | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
Sony has recently amazed us with the world's first full frame mirrorless cameras and it's already rumored that the beginning of 2014 will br...
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Do we need more or less?

 

We have now some smattering of reports that are hinting at stunning specs and fueling possible new vistas of technical imaging quality.

 

So how are we going to use this potential?

 

 

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FujiFilm vs Sony A7(r)

FujiFilm vs Sony A7(r) | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
Ok, now this is a blogpost that I never planned on writing till I got a question about it. Let me start off by saying that I love the Fujifilm cameras A LOT, I own a X-E1 and in my opinion it is/wa...
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It would seem that I am drifting from the content scope and theme of the re-posting effort here, but I do have some general interest in things Sony imaging over strict a99 articles and reports. It has been reported that the new updated a99 cameras are coming in the 1Q of 2014 and that there is strong rumor that the current a7 sensor will be included in that new a99 update. So I included this comparison for some benchmark references against another strong imaging contender, namely the Fuji X cameras.

The maturing of mirrorless cameras has brought about another term and style of thinking in imaging. Particularly the integration or convergence of video and still high image quality capabilities all in a handy form factor are allowing for a near gestalt in imaging tool possibilities. It is with these tools that best future imaging stories will be made. Many are calling for a "hybrid" approach to imaging where we seemlessly switch between video and stills using the same camera. This is another subject, but the latest offerings of mirrorless designs and the a99 are supporting just such a working method.

This particular article details some performance comparisons using the a7r sensor (36mp) and is something to keep in mind when adjusting for AF speed time to lock and so on when compared to the Fuji camera. This may seem like an esoteric example and judgment process and we should all have more time to personally test and compare all of these cool tools. As long as we have the Web the exchange of camera ideas and sample experiences will flow and we will continue to loose too much sleep tweaking minute details in our heads when we could instead be out and enjoying sunshine and making pictures.

 

 

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Nikon Df body only price: $2,746.95, kit: $2,996.95 | Nikon Rumors - is there any sense in comparing an a99?

Nikon Df body only price: $2,746.95, kit: $2,996.95 | Nikon Rumors - is there any sense in comparing an a99? | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
Nikon Df body only price: $2,746.95, kit: $2,996.95
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Hmmm...

 

I am a Nikon customer and rely on good performance and output from things Nikon, but there is certainly a chink in the armour happening with this offering.

 

That vulnerability is the concept of what to use this tool for and how that possible concept compares in value to well established and perhaps more innovative Sony products like the a99, or Canon DSLR tools. It can be an interesting nostalgic consideration to evaluate or value photographic tools late into the night with wide inspiration and lust, but the doing is where the pudding is tasted. And the value propositions of this new Nikon offering are curuiously offered with less sugar than perhaps what we have been accustomed toward.

 

Well, if I don't like it I can just ignore it.

 

I could also continue with a99 examinations and explore more of the applications that still and video imagery that are out there. The world is still a wild and interesting place. Either a Nikon or an a99 will do nicely.

 

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DSLR Video Capture: David McLain talks a99 | Sony

DSLR Video Capture: David McLain talks a99 | Sony | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
One of the awesome things about Photo Plus is that we get to hang out with our Sony Artisans. National Geographic photographer David McLain joins us to share why the Sony a99 is his camera of choice for both photography ...
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Seems that David McLain is a more purist here with no added gadgets and cages locked onto the camera and looks to primarily use the EVF to frame with.

 

 

You can see the short film here:

 

http://youtu.be/hUTGiExMRA8

 

 

And you can see some more here:

 

Behind-the-scenes of The Calling

http://youtu.be/7akEMpm_saI

 

Learn about the Photographer behind The Calling

http://youtu.be/hyhd70FMhog



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Shooting Beauty Portraits - Fuji X-Pro1 vs Canon 5D Mk2 Review: DAY 254

Shooting Beauty Portraits - Fuji X-Pro1 vs Canon 5D Mk2 Review: DAY 254 | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
Here I go on another comparison test... I'll say straight up its not very scientific in its methods considering the cameras had slight a difference in settings, plus the idea of doing a blog post l...
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  Whoa...?

 

So what is the deal here? This isn't about the Sony a99 as the previous sample Scoops have been. So what gives?

 

Well, there is likely more to glean from this comparison that is still applicable to things Sony a99 than to just leave it or ignore the points established because the article references a Fuji/Canon comparison. Don't fence me in...

 

Tough lighting situations that occlude details and the reduced tonal capacity or tonal dynamic range of our digital sensors these days make for some reduced results as compared to say medium format Tri-x 400 speed film. Yes, it is a valid comparison on the condition that I am moving a point to address things aesthetics and not only technicalia (my word), and I believe this is all a valid argument. I believe there is a right tool for the job.

Low light capabilities with DSLRs today allow for more photo possibilities when we would have ignored them or compromised some trade off variable with only film media for capture, but the visual artist isn't so concerned with technical issues over the aesthetic goals of making and image that is imbued with feeling, taste, style, execution, aplomb and so on. With this position in mind I suggest that this article has a rigorous comparison that supports some thought, and creates a reference baseline, toward a considerations in your own work for shadowy or darkish light. We must learn our tools effectively and apply them still knowing that there are some details pre-envisioned that are not technically possible or efficiently renderable. The goal of an aesthetic presses us on anyway and we are learning all the time.

The EVF is one aspect in the tool kit that has some bearing on the lighting, approach and lenses selected. This is a possible advantage where much burning and dodging later might replicate the idea first encountered, but then darkroom/Photoshop effort is another phase and mindset to imaging well apart from field camera and lens work. Our digital tools today are so capable that we are often too concerned with capturing the moment over many other aspects of the scene that end up getting evaluated later in some post processing review. Somethings often left out in the field or at the moment are: depth of feeling, singularity of irony, calmness of spirit, connectivity of humanness, statement on the condition of mankind and other enigmatic aesthetic mysteries that make a good moment into an extraordinary image.


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Brooke Tyson Photography: Sony Alpha SLT A99 Camera Review

Maryland Wedding, Portrait, and Senior Photographer
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Another review - another perspective.

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The grandeur and glory of Rome captured in stunning time-lapse video made with Sony A99

The grandeur and glory of Rome captured in stunning time-lapse video made with Sony A99 | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
The Latest on Digital Cameras, New Cameras, Scanners, Printers, & More. Current Digital Camera Reviews, Specifications and Comparison Shopping!
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Sony A-Mount Cameras Could Go Fully Mirrorless in 2014 | digphoto.org

Sony A-Mount Cameras Could Go Fully Mirrorless in 2014 | digphoto.org | Sony a99 | Scoop.it
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So with this news...

 

This news is actually well known information that can be garnered from many sources around the Web. We have seen pellicle mirror cameras before and they have adressed some interesting applications, but only for a short period of time. The speciallized Canon film bodies of yore are what I have in mind here, and their ultra high frame rate addressed some photographer's need for speed.

 

The a99 is not a specifically designed machine for speed or sports, but does very well in that application using the pellicle design and EVF. We are also learning much from the user feed back of the a99. In fact, I am often frustrated with the lack of user feed back on this camera as I expected a wider user fan base that intelligently wished to trade user notes and field experiences. My posts here are often stretched thin with little interesting references to share.

 

The rise and success of the latest generation of mirrorless cameras, notably the GH3, OMD, Sony NEX, and the Fuji Xpro, have perhaps influenced Sony in deciding a new course for future tech in a more mainship full bore DSLR form factor.

 

After handling the smaller cameras I am one that is well tempted by these very capable mirrorless designs and I am hoping that the high standards now reached are only improved and maintained. The smaller form factor in combination with high image quality is a persuasive set of qualities that conventional DSLR machines are not comparing well against.

 

Each machine design has the strengths and better points to keep all of this imaging tool stuff interesting. We are in heady times of digital camera tech and still are able to work with waning days of film materials without too much hastle accessing supplies. This transition period is slowing down and opening up new details for consideration and discussions. We are sometimes shifting away from technicalities and minutia details of materiel and asking some more of the WHY of imaging over only the HOW.

 

 

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