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Sony Alpha a6000
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:01:07 AM »
Here are some videos of the latest Sony Alpha a6000 camera ... from initial reports, this looks like a fantastic  camera in a small package  ... I plan on getting it along with a 10-18mm Ultra wide angle lens.
FIRST LOOK: Sony α6000 with World's Fastest Autofocus System
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Sony Alpha a6000
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:01:07 AM »

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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 10:05:22 AM »
This camera supposedly has the world fastest autofocus in APSC cameras
A6000 i Walter Fogel
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 10:15:58 AM »
From the initial reports I find three things very exciting about this camera:
1. Auto Focus area covers a whopping 92% of the whole sensor (with 179 Af points!).
2. Supposdly the worlds fastest AF (0,06 sec), for APSC interchangable lens cameras, at 11 fps
3. It costs only $648 (Body only) and $748 (with 16-50 kit lens, which comes in a very small package)
Anyway, here is another video I found on youtube
Sony a6000 Review and AF Testing First Look
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 11:27:08 AM »
Dam....In 1st video, I thought I saw this mirrorless cam tracking subject running toward to the camera :o :o :o

Apply this new AF tracking feature into next FF mirrorless, I'll dump my Canon crap ;D


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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 12:04:53 PM »
Apply this new AF tracking feature into next FF mirrorless, I'll dump my Canon crap ;D
Careful with your words man, you will invite holy wars that are bound to spill much blood for at least a dozen pages on CR ;D
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 12:20:41 PM »
Apply this new AF tracking feature into next FF mirrorless, I'll dump my Canon crap ;D
Careful with your words man, you will invite holy wars that are bound to spill much blood for at least a dozen pages on CR ;D

Too late now ;D

I thought I'm going to sell some of my Canon L lenses after getting the A7r + Zeiss 55mm - just couldn't do it.

Q: why add A6000 when you already have a7, plus you mentioned you want to add a7r soon?
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 12:56:59 PM »
Q: why add A6000 when you already have a7, plus you mentioned you want to add a7r soon?
Good question ... let me answer that in the order of priority:
1. Severe GAS problem  ;D
2. It only costs $649 (much of which will be funded by the sale of my G1 X)
3. I want to have it mounted with the 10-18 lens and take it during business trips to make interesting architectural shots at airports, restaurants, office towers etc.
4. As on this coming Sunday, 16 Feb (BTW, our work weeks starts on Sunday here) our office location is moving to a 57 storied building where my office room has got some good views of downtown Doha (capital city of Qatar) ... so I plan on making some images of this fast changing city. (When I first came to this city, less than a decade ago, there was only 1 building of 14 floors, now there are 36 towers that make up the downtown business district - the tallest tower right now is 70 floors).

But the a6000 will only be available sometime in April, so GAS problems could change. ;D
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 01:06:21 PM »
This camera looks awesome.  I owned the Sony NEX 7 for awhile and loved the camera itself.  My only annoyance was Sony's Raw converter program was absolutely horrible and slow as molasses. 

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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 01:12:14 PM »
This camera looks awesome.  I owned the Sony NEX 7 for awhile and loved the camera itself.  My only annoyance was Sony's Raw converter program was absolutely horrible and slow as molasses.
Are you referring to Sony's RAW convertor software for the computer? or the actual RAW files from the camera?
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 01:19:25 PM »
This camera looks awesome.  I owned the Sony NEX 7 for awhile and loved the camera itself.  My only annoyance was Sony's Raw converter program was absolutely horrible and slow as molasses.
Are you referring to Sony's RAW convertor software for the computer? or the actual RAW files from the camera?
Cheers.

It's Sony's "Image Data Converter" and it's absolute cr*p, except for the color reproduction which I think is great. I adopted Adobe Lightroom so I can process my NEX files in a reasonable way but I have had a lot of trouble to get good colors from Lightroom though and only recently think I've got it right. LR is a bit too fussy IMHO.

I still prefer DPP for my Canon raws because it has better support for in-camera features, saves changes directly to the raw files and is database or sidecar independent - and its clean interface suits my shooting/editing style.
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 01:59:14 PM »


I thought I'm going to sell some of my Canon L lenses after getting the A7r + Zeiss 55mm - just couldn't do it.

Q: why add A6000 when you already have a7, plus you mentioned you want to add a7r soon?

A6000 AF system looks amazing.  No full frame though.  If Sony can come out with FF A8R with similar hybrid AF system in the future, my Canon gear is gone   :P  One caveat would be Sony coming out with a overheating-free speedlite system by then  :'(

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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 02:20:41 PM »
This Sony A6000 is now officially on my list for possible selection in the near future as my primary sub-100mm camera.

Question: I know one can put the APS-C E-mount lenses on the A7, but can one do the inverse ... put the full-frame E-mount lenses on the A6000?
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2014, 11:14:00 PM »
Question: I know one can put the APS-C E-mount lenses on the A7, but can one do the inverse ... put the full-frame E-mount lenses on the A6000?
Yes, absolutely.
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2014, 12:24:12 AM »
This camera looks awesome.  I owned the Sony NEX 7 for awhile and loved the camera itself.  My only annoyance was Sony's Raw converter program was absolutely horrible and slow as molasses.
Are you referring to Sony's RAW convertor software for the computer? or the actual RAW files from the camera?
Cheers.

It's Sony's "Image Data Converter" and it's absolute cr*p, except for the color reproduction which I think is great. I adopted Adobe Lightroom so I can process my NEX files in a reasonable way but I have had a lot of trouble to get good colors from Lightroom though and only recently think I've got it right. LR is a bit too fussy IMHO.

I still prefer DPP for my Canon raws because it has better support for in-camera features, saves changes directly to the raw files and is database or sidecar independent - and its clean interface suits my shooting/editing style.
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2014, 12:27:24 AM »
If Sony can come out with FF A8R with similar hybrid AF system in the future, my Canon gear is gone   :P
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Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
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