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New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« on: March 28, 2012, 09:28:12 PM »
There is a rumor on sonyalpharumors that sony is developing a new FF that has 102 x-type AF system.  24MP sensor.  SLT.  Here is another reason to kick your 5D mark iii into a lake (just kidding).

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New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« on: March 28, 2012, 09:28:12 PM »

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 10:43:09 PM »
We have to wait and see how Sony will spec and price the A99.

If Sony is smart, they will price it at $2200-2400 and will also make it the best video-DSLR (well, SLT) on the market. 

It appears that videographers are mostly underwhelmed by the 5DIII video enhancements.
If Sony play their cards well, the A99 might become the DSLR of choice for videographers.

This would be a very welcome development for those (like me) waiting for the 5DIII price to drop ;D 8).

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 10:43:46 PM »
There is a rumor on sonyalpharumors that sony is developing a new FF that has 102 x-type AF system.  24MP sensor.  SLT.  Here is another reason to kick your 5D mark iii into a lake (just kidding).

Why kidding? It has improved waterproofing.
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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 11:20:54 PM »
Mmmmmm that sony lens selection is so tempting, I just cant decide which one of the 3 available lenses to get...
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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 11:46:13 PM »
When we decided to make the push into professional photography, and bought up a whole bunch more gear for the company, I really wanted to go with Sony. But because the video in their SLRs was so bad I had to go with Canon (I'd used Canon and Olympus before that). I like Sony because I think they really have to work hard to impress consumers a lot more than Nikon and Canon do, and they've been impressing me.

I'd take Zeiss lenses with autofocus...

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 09:49:52 PM »
Mmmmmm that sony lens selection is so tempting, I just cant decide which one of the 3 available lenses to get...

Yup.  I have a friend that shoots sony.  He isn't as deeply into photography as I am and he just can't understand why I would pick Canon over Sony.  His argument is that for equal money, you get so much more with the Sony.  That may be true, if you are talking about just the body.  But what I keep trying to get him to understand is that when you buy a dslr (or slt) body, you are buying into a system.  You have to see your lens choices and possible body upgrade paths.  All that stuff just isn't there for Sony, yet.  Sony is full of smart people and it looks like they are in the high end camera game for the long haul.  I don't doubt that they will eventually build up their lens selection and body selection.  But for right now, for me anyway, there product offering is just too immature.

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 11:07:35 PM »
Mmmmmm that sony lens selection is so tempting, I just cant decide which one of the 3 available lenses to get...

Indeed - gotta make your decisions carefully mate.
At least you have in body stabilization - that solves your IS vs Non IS dilemma that you get when shooting Canon

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 11:55:22 PM »
Hang on, what's the date today? (yesterday?)
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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 12:27:57 AM »
Hang on, what's the date today? (yesterday?)

it was posted on the 29th, sooo yeah, thats out of the question...  ;D

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 01:31:34 AM »
Hang on, what's the date today? (yesterday?)

it was posted on the 29th, sooo yeah, thats out of the question...  ;D

Well, I did notice yesterday that photorumours.com leaked a 24MP FF Pentax K-3 (when Pentax themselves have said there's nothing to go in between APS-C and 645)
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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 01:38:41 AM »
Hang on, what's the date today? (yesterday?)

it was posted on the 29th, sooo yeah, thats out of the question...  ;D

Well, I did notice yesterday that photorumours.com leaked a 24MP FF Pentax K-3 (when Pentax themselves have said there's nothing to go in between APS-C and 645)

That one I would question though, rofl
I'm just thankful CR hasn't pulled anything

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 02:20:29 AM »
We have to wait and see how Sony will spec and price the A99.

If Sony is smart, they will price it at $2200-2400 and will also make it the best video-DSLR (well, SLT) on the market. 

It appears that videographers are mostly underwhelmed by the 5DIII video enhancements.
If Sony play their cards well, the A99 might become the DSLR of choice for videographers.

This would be a very welcome development for those (like me) waiting for the 5DIII price to drop ;D 8).

How far are you willing to let it drop?

I figure that so long as it is higher than any 5D2 price (i.e. >$2699) it is overpriced.

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 02:24:43 AM »
Hang on, what's the date today? (yesterday?)

it was posted on the 29th, sooo yeah, thats out of the question...  ;D

Well, I did notice yesterday that photorumours.com leaked a 24MP FF Pentax K-3 (when Pentax themselves have said there's nothing to go in between APS-C and 645)

That one I would question though, rofl
I'm just thankful CR hasn't pulled anything

Actually, I'm kinda disappointed, CRGuy, where's my 40MP 3DX Rumours?
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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 02:24:43 AM »

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 10:36:29 PM »
It appears that videographers are mostly underwhelmed by the 5DIII video enhancements.

I'm happy with the improvements, but only because I knew they were only going to slightly improve the video.  They were clearly trying to separate the stills shooters from the DSLR video shooters, hence the Cinema DSLR.  I have a feeling we'll know what it's all about soon, and I'm willing to bet it's going to be amazing.
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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2012, 08:38:40 PM »
It is now rumored that " the upcoming next Sony full frame cameras “main feature” will be the low price. "

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-sony-wants-to-price-the-a99-as-low-as-possible/

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Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2012, 08:38:40 PM »