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Sony A9: Is Canon doomed ?

 
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Jun 02, 2017 14:53 as a reply to  @ post 18369318 |  #1141

30m non stop? You Sir, are a better man than I....


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Jun 02, 2017 14:55 |  #1142

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #18369329 (external link)
30m non stop? You Sir, are a better man than I....

... moving swiftly on ... ;-)a


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Jun 02, 2017 14:56 |  #1143

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It shouldn't be beyond the wit of man to develop an eye activation system that means, when using the EVF, the sensor is only energized as the camera is brought to a shooting position. It seems almost trivial and should greatly extend battery life as well as reducing heat generation.

That's technically how they work as is...there's a proximity sensor in the eye-cup that can sense when you have the camera up to your face. By default the live-view image is displayed on the rear LCD when the EVF is not active though. You turn the live-view image in the rear LCD off via the settings but I've personally never found it to be a problem


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Jun 02, 2017 14:58 |  #1144

mystik610 wrote in post #18369333 (external link)
That's technically how they work as is...there's a proximity sensor in the eye-cup. By default, though, the live-view image is displayed on the rear LCD when the EVF is not active. You turn the live-view image in the rear LCD off via the settings.

I would override those default settings ... they don't make much sense. Just make it a choice ... EVF ... LiveView ... sleep. Seems to be a no-brainer.


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Jun 02, 2017 15:54 |  #1145

DaviSto wrote in post #18369335 (external link)
I would override those default settings ... they don't make much sense. Just make it a choice ... EVF ... LiveView ... sleep. Seems to be a no-brainer.

Eh I keep it on. Being able to compose via the read LCD on the fly is useful


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Jun 02, 2017 16:02 |  #1146

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Eh I keep it on. Being able to compose via the read LCD on the fly is useful

OK ... I get the idea ... but I think you should be able to use the camera in your head at least as well if not far better. No battery drain and (usually) no thermal impact.


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Jun 02, 2017 16:10 |  #1147

DaviSto wrote in post #18369392 (external link)
OK ... I get the idea ... but I think you should be able to use the camera in your head at least as well if not far better. No battery drain and (usually) no thermal impact.

Yeah you can toggle it easily so the live view image doesn't display on the rear LCD. There's a display toggle button and one of the display modes puts the "q menu" on the read LCD in lieu of the live view image....basically like a DSLR


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Jun 03, 2017 07:06 as a reply to  @ post 18369264 |  #1148

Thank you!


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Jun 05, 2017 13:11 |  #1149

extensive comparison A9 vs D5




shocking, A9 focusing under low light..... absolute grueling test 19:40 in. also tested for banding under fluorescent lights.

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A9 no banding, more keepers, faster in low light, buffer not as good as D5


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Jun 05, 2017 23:36 |  #1150

Nice video. Surprising that in the night single shot test, A9 did so well compared to D5.


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Jun 13, 2017 22:18 |  #1151

Let's talk off camera flash... I got a Sony and we all know you underexposed some. At least I do. Well on my Sony screen is black. I have to press the shutter button for anything to begin to focus. That's my gripe about mirrorless. Now if you shoot outside is awesome. I shoot both canon and Sony. Not a fan boy or a computer photographer that sits behind a screen and run my mouth!!!




  
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Jun 13, 2017 22:31 |  #1152

jay25 wrote in post #18377934 (external link)
Let's talk off camera flash... I got a Sony and we all know you underexposed some. At least I do. Well on my Sony screen is black. I have to press the shutter button for anything to begin to focus. That's my gripe about mirrorless. Now if you shoot outside is awesome. I shoot both canon and Sony. Not a fan boy or a computer photographer that sits behind a screen and run my mouth!!!

You know you can turn the live view off right?.


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Jun 14, 2017 11:02 as a reply to  @ mystik610's post |  #1153

If that's my problem I will try it and see if that fixes the problem which I doubt




  
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Jun 14, 2017 11:23 |  #1154

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If that's my problem I will try it and see if that fixes the problem which I doubt

It will fix it. I use off camera lights inside and outside of the studio all of the time, and yes you can't see anything if you underexpose the ambient, so you need to turn the exposure preview off. I forget where it is in the menu, but set live-view display to OFF. If you have the latest firmware, you can map the live-view toggle to a custom button or menu.


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Jun 14, 2017 22:52 |  #1155

Charlie wrote in post #18369190 (external link)
I dont agree at all, dslr/mirrorless are fantastic video rigs.

how often do you need to capture 30 minutes nonstop anyhow?

I agree with Charlie. Even if I was videoing a all day recital... You would still have intermission, time between dance numbers etc. I've seldom recorded straight through before. Most I've done is about 20 minutes of a play.


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