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Apr 20, 2017 10:26 as a reply to  @ post 18332909 |  #31

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Apr 20, 2017 10:56 |  #32

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Apr 20, 2017 11:55 |  #33

I just realized something...

How much is the grip and two batteries going to run you? That could pare down the price difference significantly.


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Apr 20, 2017 13:58 |  #34

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But before people go investing tens of thousands of dollars in Sony glass, they need to know that they can trust Sony to keep the same mount configuration for years and years and years to come. . Nobody spending 20 or 30 grand on a collection of lenses is going to be satisfied using adaptors.
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I totally agree. I'm a Canon shooter that loves the a6500 that I have. I use it as my hobbiest / fun camera now. The Canon is saved for my sports. I'm not jumping in with both feet yet but Sony is moving in the right direction. I'm an optimist at heart!;-)a


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Apr 20, 2017 14:04 |  #35

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I totally agree. I'm a Canon shooter that loves the a6500 that I have. I use it as my hobbiest / fun camera now. The Canon is saved for my sports. I'm not jumping in with both feet yet but Sony is moving in the right direction. I'm an optimist at heart!;-)a

Plenty will hold back. But enough are going to take the plunge. This is going to liven up the market quite a bit, I think. I'm looking forwards to see how Canon and Nikon respond ... although holding my breath would definitely be foolish.


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Apr 20, 2017 14:21 |  #36

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Apr 20, 2017 17:09 |  #38

This thing looks absolutely badass!


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Apr 20, 2017 17:14 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #39

It's not all good. Check out these links (courtesy DPReview):

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Those are some very nasty ergonomics.


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DaviSto wrote in post #18333330 (external link)
It's not all good. Check out these links (courtesy DPReview):

https://www.dpreview.c​om …s/9882546842/Ha​nd01c.jpeg (external link)
https://www.dpreview.c​om …58753/Images/In​handA.jpeg (external link)

Those are some very nasty ergonomics.

maybe if you have hands like andre the giant.

I had the a7rII and ergonomics are perfectly fine.


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Apr 20, 2017 18:02 |  #41

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It's not all good. Check out these links (courtesy DPReview):

https://www.dpreview.c​om …s/9882546842/Ha​nd01c.jpeg (external link)
https://www.dpreview.c​om …58753/Images/In​handA.jpeg (external link)

Those are some very nasty ergonomics.

Ergonomics-wise... I'm actually in agreement to a point. If you don't add the vertical grip, the thing is frickin TINY. I have long fingers, and when I use it without the grip, basically my ring finger and pinkie are curled around the bottom of the camera. Not pleasant for long shooting days. So my A7Rii basically has the vertical grip on it, almost all the time. But I do love the fact that when I want to just go out with the family, I have the option of stripping it down to a very small package... take off the grip, swap out the bigger lens for a tiny little one like the 55mm, and toss it in the wife's purse. heh

Here's how mine looks 99% of the time though. I find it very comfortable to use with the grip. And then, without. I like having the option, personally. (and yeah... I'm basically considering the a9 grip as a given part of the purchase price)


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Apr 20, 2017 18:20 |  #42

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Ergonomics-wise... I'm actually in agreement to a point. If you don't add the vertical grip, the thing is frickin TINY. I have long fingers, and when I use it without the grip, basically my ring finger and pinkie are curled around the bottom of the camera. Not pleasant for long shooting days. So my A7Rii basically has the vertical grip on it, almost all the time. But I do love the fact that when I want to just go out with the family, I have the option of stripping it down to a very small package... take off the grip, swap out the bigger lens for a tiny little one like the 55mm, and toss it in the wife's purse. heh

Here's how mine looks 99% of the time though. I find it very comfortable to use with the grip. And then, without. I like having the option, personally. (and yeah... I'm basically considering the a9 grip as a given part of the purchase price)


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I do fully understand the case for lightness ... but I don't follow the case for smallness. Allowing a bit more space for air inside a mirrorless body would add scarcely any weight, might improve cooling, and would allow for an easier form factor for most hands, and ... most importantly ... for a less cramped and diminutive set of controls.

I actually think this opens up a big opportunity for Nikon and, most especially, Canon to offer a mirrorless alternative in a larger and more relaxed form factor. Sony are stuck for a good few years to come within the constraints of their E-mount system ... no going back now. Canon and Nikon have a lot more freedom.


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Apr 20, 2017 18:26 |  #43

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I do fully understand the case for lightness ... but I don't follow the case for smallness. ...

Smallness = portability. I am seriously looking at the Sony system as it significantly decreases the bag size I have to lug around. Smaller camera, smaller lenses = smaller bag. Right now I'm lugging around a Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and it does get to be a pain.


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Smallness = portability. I am seriously looking at the Sony system as it significantly decreases the bag size I have to lug around. Smaller camera, smaller lenses = smaller bag. Right now I'm lugging around a Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and it does get to be a pain.

Exactly, and when you have to chase around your kid l. Small and light is a huge advantage.


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Smallness = portability. I am seriously looking at the Sony system as it significantly decreases the bag size I have to lug around. Smaller camera, smaller lenses = smaller bag. Right now I'm lugging around a Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW and it does get to be a pain.

I think the generally accepted position is that -- for the same level of quality (basically FL and aperture) -- there is scarcely any difference between a traditional DSLR and a FF mirrorless set-up. If you are going for native glass, what you gain on the body you lose on the lens (potentially, time and time again). If you are using adapted lenses, you may save some bulk/weight but you are likely to lose out a little on performance.

Fair enough, if you want to put together a more cheerful walk-about kit using slower lenses, you can maybe gain a couple of hundred grams advantage and a few cubic inches ... but it is not going to be a lot for any like for like comparison.

If you really want to save weight and space, you have to go cropped. It's physics.


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