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    Sony A7R4 First Impressions
    https://www.albertdros.com/single-po...st-Impressions

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    α7R IV

    α7R IV 35 mm full-frame camera with 61.0 MP

    https://www.sony.com/electronics/int...-7RIV#Envision

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    Which Camera Ecosystem? Not Sony for many reasons
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c9Qn7h7E3I



    No bias!

    Apparently he just likes to shoot of his mouth.
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    https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/to...92/13#14919007

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    "Funny how we are all longing for this expensive FF camera so we can get a higher resolution APS mode... the marketing department somewhere must be celebrating.


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    Very funny indeed, considering the latest high resolution sensors from APS-C to FF to mMF have the same technology and pixel pitch!
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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Which Camera Ecosystem? Not Sony for many reasons
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c9Qn7h7E3I



    No bias!

    Apparently he just likes to shoot of his mouth.
    I always question the opinion of people who self mutilate
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    Projections on the Washington Monument
    https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/to.../1296#14919548
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    Many more images there in the link.
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    SR5) First leaked image of the new Sony A9II flagship camera!
    https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-...laship-camera/
    Quote: ”The camera will be announced in October and displayed at the PhotoPlus show in NYC (October 23-25)
    If true - this would be a welcome development.

    New cameras of interest to me: Fujifilm - GFX100, Sony - A7rIV, A9II
    Interestingly the GFX100 and A7rIV have an identical pixel pitch and, despite being an mMF, the Fuji doesn’t seem to have more DR than the FF Sony, according to Jim Kasson’s blog.

    A new A9II rumor thread also started here: https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1612739
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    With best regards, K-H.
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    IRT size, I'd say there's hope for the A9II ...
    Bart ...
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    How fast is the Sony a7RIV silent shutter?
    September 16, 2019 By JimK
    https://blog.kasson.com/a7riv/how-fa...ilent-shutter/

    Answer: It depends... 1/10 s, 1/20 s, 1/15 s, 1/30 s.

    My conclusion, mechanical shutter use necessary to avoid rolling shutter effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    SR5) First leaked image of the new Sony A9II flagship camera!
    https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-...laship-camera/
    Quote: ”The camera will be announced in October and displayed at the PhotoPlus show in NYC (October 23-25)
    If true - this would be a welcome development.

    New cameras of interest to me: Fujifilm - GFX100, Sony - A7rIV, A9II
    Interestingly the GFX100 and A7rIV have an identical pixel pitch and, despite being an mMF, the Fuji doesn’t seem to have more DR than the FF Sony, according to Jim Kasson’s blog.

    A new A9II rumor thread also started here: https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1612739
    In Sony camp I’m interested in the A9II and A7SIII... and in that order. I’ll pass on the A7RIV more than likely. 42mp is enough for me and I truly want the extra crop modes built into the software.

    I almost bought the S1R yesterday until they wouldn’t sell me one at the in-store price through mail order. I was willing to even pay for the shipment but apparently they wanted to verify ID... because you know it’s impossible to do that with the internet and a picture of a drivers license and card.
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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Thanks Tre. Who is “they”?
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Thanks Tre. Who is “they”?
    Samy’s Camera was having a different sale in store than online for their anniversary. I found out about it from a photographer buddy and called to see if they’d honor the price over the phone if I paid for shipping at cost. The salesman was willing but the manager nixed it. Easiest $2600+ they would’ve made that day. Oh well... been looking at the GFX50S again but honestly I’d like the GFX100 in the 50S body. I didn’t care for the differing ergonomics between landscape and portrait shooting... but it’s an amazing camera.
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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Sony a9 firmware update adds Animal Eye AF, interval shooting and more
    Published Sep 24, 2019 | Gannon Burgett
    https://www.dpreview.com/news/961021...4010_132618830

    Finally!

    Tutorials: Focusing on an animal’s eye
    https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp...-6400/03-1.php

    ILCE-9 • Specifications • Product Highlights • Downloads
    https://www.sony.com/electronics/sup...ce-9/downloads
    ILCE-9 System Software (Firmware) Update to version 6.00

    I just updated my A9 successfully to Firmware version 6.0!
    Last edited by k-hawinkler; 24th September 2019 at 11:59.
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    Sony a9 firmware update adds Animal Eye AF, interval shooting and more
    Published Sep 24, 2019 | Gannon Burgett
    https://www.dpreview.com/news/961021...4010_132618830

    Finally!

    Tutorials: Focusing on an animal’s eye
    https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp...-6400/03-1.php

    ILCE-9 • Specifications • Product Highlights • Downloads
    https://www.sony.com/electronics/sup...ce-9/downloads
    ILCE-9 System Software (Firmware) Update to version 6.00

    I just updated my A9 successfully to Firmware version 6.0!
    I wonder if we will see the A9 at a sub $3k mark once the A9II is announced. If so I’ll probably grab one depending on what we see from the successor and the A7SIII.
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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Good luck with that Tre. We'll see.
    Now I need to use my new and improved A9, FW version 6.0.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Good luck with that Tre. We'll see.
    Now I need to use my new and improved A9, FW version 6.0.
    I expect no less than perfectly focused HIF, K-H ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    I expect no less than perfectly focused HIF, K-H ...

    Well Bart, the Hummers already headed south. So no HIF shots this fall.

    This following visitor, a member of a group of 3, enjoys munching on our front lawn and the water dishes we set out for the birds. I took this image from the kitchen area, through the garage with its double pane glass doors. Eye-AF for animals worked just fine. I noticed the framed eye.



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    The camera was actually set up for shooting birds when the deer showed up. I had already removed the 2x TC, but didn't change the camera settings. Oh well.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Sony Introduces Alpha 9 II Adding Enhanced Connectivity and Workflow for Professional Sports Photographers and Photojournalists
    Press release • Oct 03, 2019 16:00 CEST

    https://presscentre.sony.eu/pressrel...alists-2927763

    Good luck to the Sony Pro Sports shooters and the A9 II.
    As for me, I’ll stick with my A9 and Fuji GFX 50S.
    I am very happy with both.

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    I had thought that they would give the resolution a bump, but alas, I think a lot of people might hang on to their A9.

    Joel

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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    The a9 II is the camera Sony had to make - but they didn't make it for you
    Published Oct 3, 2019 | Barney Britton

    https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/517...4010_132618830

    Yup, so true.
    Thank you Sony, I just saved a lot of cash!


    New A9II rumor thread
    https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1612739

    Official: A9 II with 24MP sensor!
    https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1616075

    A9 II Announced
    https://www.getdpi.com/forum/sony/67...tml#post800717

    Sony a9 II has a refined design and more pro-oriented features
    Published Oct 3, 2019 | dpreview staff
    https://www.dpreview.com/news/146253...4010_132618830
    Last edited by k-hawinkler; 3rd October 2019 at 10:46.
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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    My theory on what happened with the A9II
    https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4431935

    According to Brian Smith, Sony needed to match the higher connection speeds of Canikon for the A9 II.
    Makes a lot of sense.
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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Animal Eye-AF for Horses.



    Sony ILCE-9 FW 6.0 + FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS @ 90.0 mm, f/2.8, 0.01s (1/100), ISO 250.
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    Yes all very well, but even a blind horse couldn't have missed this one ...
    Bart ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Yes all very well, but even a blind horse couldn't have missed this one ...
    Maybe. But, how about an almost blind photographer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Maybe. But, how about an almost blind photographer?
    Oh c'mon, K-H. You're doing splendid !

    Krgds.
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    From an B&H email:

    Heads Up! Sony Adds Real-Time Eye AF for Animals to a9 in Version 6.0
    https://www.sony.com/electronics/sup...ce-9/downloads
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    From Sony's support site:

    Focusing on an animal’s eye
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    Sony ILCE-9 FW 8.0 + FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS @ 90.0 mm, f/2.8, 0.01s (1/100), ISO 320.
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    The Little Guy is about a foot tall!





    A9 FW 6.0 + 90 MACRO FE
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    White • Black



    A9 + FE 90/2.8
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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    So I am relying on C1Pro, CS6, Nik, and HeliconFocus.
    It looks like I will be stuck with Mojave 10.14.6 on my late 2013 trashcan Mac Pro.
    CS6 doesn’t work automatically in Catalina, although someone claimed to get it running.
    So does Photoshop CS6 Run in Catalina?
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads...alina.2204104/
    Apparently CS6 has some 32 bit dependencies although it’s 64 bit itself.
    Also the current Helicon Focus plugin isn’t working.
    Oh well.

    I have Catalina installed on an external USB3 2TB Samsung SSD.
    Catalina doesn’t support at all 32 bit apps but - other than that - seems to be running smoothly.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    I too am keeping my old Sony cams though I could be convinced to trade in my original A7 for the A7III or A9. I think I’ve conceded the reality that Sony offered the fewest compromises for me as of now and frankly a GFX is sounding nicer by the day for my personal work. As such, once the Tamron 70-180 is released I’ll buy that lens and begin swapping my more outdated bodies for the newer ones with the exception of my FS converted A7R. I could probably get by with two A7III’s for my workhorse without issue.
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    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Well Tre, I see no reason to unload any of my 6 Sony cameras,
    as I have NEX-5N, NEX-7, a6300, A7r, A7r.2, A9.
    All of them are in excellent working order and I enjoy using them.

    I agree with you on the superb Fuji GFX system. I got the 50S and lenses last October to familiarize myself with the Fuji way and get ready for the GFX100. Now that I have used the 50S quite a bit and being impressed by what I can do with it, I think I will stick with the 50S for awhile instead of getting the GFX100 right away. Of course, it would be good to have IBIS, but 2 of my GF lenses, the GF120 and the GF250, have IS built in.

    BTW Jim Kasson on his blog has some excellent posts about his IBIS tests on the GFX100 and A7r.3 and A7r.4. The GFX100 is king.

    Jim also discusses IBIS limitations he has noticed. Very interesting indeed.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Processed with Capture One Pro 12.1.3 in macOS Catalina 10.15.



    A9 FW 6.0 + FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

    SoftRAID 5.8 also runs beautifully in Catalina.
    Install was easy following the instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Processed with Capture One Pro 12.1.3 in macOS Catalina 10.15.
    Cool ! So, no issues then with C1, K-H ?
    I’d like to upgrade, but would hate to install another program, albeit just temporarily, till P1 is ready for it.

    Krgds.
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    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS (SEL100400GM)
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    This year we got about a dozen apples like this from our tree.



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter

    We also harvested around 35 pounds of Apricots.
    The first Apricots we ever got off that tree.
    Before we put 'em in the freezer I took out all the stones.
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    Tracking AF on A7R3, A7R4, and A9
    https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1618364/0

    Very interesting discussion IMHO.
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    AN UPGRADER’S GUIDE TO THE SONY A7RIV
    OCTOBER 12, 2019 DAVID BRADDON-MITCHELL 36 COMMENTS
    https://phillipreeve.net/blog/an-upg...comment-128449

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    This isn’t a full review: if you want to check out the SNR then Bill Claff’s site Photonstophotos is where you want to go, and for technical analysis of many features of the rIV the Jim Kasson’s series is by far the best resource. Both of these sites are much to be preferred to any of the camera review sites if you have a modicum of technical knowledge.This article, though, is more of a personal discussion of how much the differences between the A7r4 and A7rIII matter to me: and a spoiler is that while there are lots of technical differences which you can read about in the sites I mentioned, they aren’t the most important ones.
    So as you can tell already, I made the plunge. Was it a good idea? that’s what this article may help you decide!

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    Tracking AF on A7R3, A7R4, and A9
    https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1618364/5#15022359


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    What I would offer again to this discussion is for each of you to prioritize your photographic needs. If you truly need the finest AF acquisition system for moving subjects, the A9 is the only answer. No other camera system can touch it, and I've shot with the D1X and D5, they are great, but not the A9. As for sensor resolution, the A9 is phenomenal. I still can't believe the IQ I can extract from serious crops. I do use the A7RIII for large groups (200+ people) but in truth, the R2 would do that just as well. Even there, making 2'x5' prints, I don't know that it does a better job than my A9's. There is no evidence to support that the R4 can AF on a level with the A9, and really, if I don't really need 42MP for groups of as many as 350, who really needs 60MP. Clean, used A9's are all over the place $500-700 cheaper than the R4. Consider that if your subject moves, and with BIF, nothing beats 20fps for just the right wing placement. Best to all.”

    Well, this captures well my sentiments with regards to the A9.
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    Yes, the a9 is truly revolutionary, don't know about the MkII being much better though.I suspect the next generation will be significantly improved in terms of AF - although I don't know how much more they can do.

    I am now in the happy situation of owning the a9 and the a7r4, both being the best of their own little worlds. No longer have to envy the Nikon guys for their D850s with the superior AF and high resolution. Combine this with some of the best super tele lenses on the market and Sony definitely has an amazing line-up.
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    Yes, the a9 is truly revolutionary, don't know about the MkII being much better though.I suspect the next generation will be significantly improved in terms of AF - although I don't know how much more they can do.

    I am now in the happy situation of owning the a9 and the a7r4, both being the best of their own little worlds. No longer have to envy the Nikon guys for their D850s with the superior AF and high resolution. Combine this with some of the best super tele lenses on the market and Sony definitely has an amazing line-up.

    Thanks Pradeep. I agree!
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    Well, the competition never rests, does it?

    Canon now comes out with the 1DX3, with an updated sensor that is supposed to be much improved esp with regards to AF and low ISO, also capable of 20fps shooting in live view.

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/940379...-1d-x-mark-iii

    Too late for me, sold all my Canon gear a while ago. Still, always good to keep the pot boiling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
    Well, the competition never rests, does it?

    Canon now comes out with the 1DX3, with an updated sensor that is supposed to be much improved esp with regards to AF and low ISO, also capable of 20fps shooting in live view.

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/940379...-1d-x-mark-iii

    Too late for me, sold all my Canon gear a while ago. Still, always good to keep the pot boiling.

    All good. Sony needs competition so that they keep pushing ahead!
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Senior Center Activities!

    Unfinished Puzzle


    A9 + FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
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    Surely you don't need an A9 for Senior Center Activities ...
    Bart ...
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    Via Greentoe ordered on 2018.11.15 the Sony FE 400/2.8 GM OSS lens. It arrived today 2019.10.24 after 11+ months. As it was already dark outside when UPS delivered it - we had quite a few snow flurries during the day slowing them down - an OOC shot of our kitchen wall clock will have to do for tonight!



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS @ 400 mm, f/2.8, Exposure Time 0.008s (1/125), ISO 4000.
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