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Feb 03, 2018 06:55 |  #11341

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Fred was just mentioning the copy variation issues with the FE 55 just this week...said that the sharp ones are super sharp, but others less so. I think I have an “ok” copy. I’m happy with it.

Alfredo, tonight I snagged that a9 you told me about yesterday. He’s not shipping it till Monday, but I can hardly wait to try it out. :)

Congrats David. Having the a9 will probably convince you to upgrade your a7rII to the a7rIII for the amazing AF and shared batteries if nothing else. ;-)a


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Feb 03, 2018 07:42 |  #11342

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Hi Eddie

After years of moving away from Zooms I'm slowly starting to add zooms again. This came in today:-). Need to spend some time this weekend testing it out.

Joe

Nice one joe, my tracking says it should arrive on the 8th And we are away on a family trip for 3 days from the 9th so hopefully it arrives on time and I can test it out


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Feb 03, 2018 07:51 |  #11343

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Thank you! Haha, SATX is pretty safe. Very friendly people here.

I've been meaning to comment on your bird images. They're fantastic! You're doing a great job on those MM.

Yeah I feel more safe walking around with a bunch of gear in downtown SA than downtown Houston for sure.


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Feb 03, 2018 08:14 |  #11344

David Arbogast wrote in post #18555174 (external link)
Fred was just mentioning the copy variation issues with the FE 55 just this week...said that the sharp ones are super sharp, but others less so. I think I have an “ok” copy. I’m happy with it.

Alfredo, tonight I snagged that a9 you told me about yesterday. He’s not shipping it till Monday, but I can hardly wait to try it out. :)

David may I make a friendly prediction? I feel the a9 will be a giant love and giant hate fest for you. It will spoil you for unadulterated speed. Every camera
before will seem mired in a tar pit but you have been in the 42mpx world a long time, that 24mpx will be hard to swallow.....but you're keeping your R2
so you'll have the best of both worlds! I don't remember you using the apps that much but you'll still have them. It is the current combo that just can't be
touched. Another thing that really stood out to me in a loud loud way comparing to the 1DXii I also had for a short time period is the clunky slappy obnoxious
sounds the a9 leaves behind. The Riii was voted best new camera at several places but it was the a9 that actually brought new tech.

Bottom line, a huge congratulations.


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Feb 03, 2018 08:15 |  #11345

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Congrats David! I hope it works out for you. The a9 is amazing gear. That for sale thread was funny when one guy asked for the shutter count. It quickly spiraled downward from there.

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Closer view of downtown SATX with the Zeiss 35 f2 ZE

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Feb 03, 2018 09:04 |  #11346

navydoc wrote in post #18555301 (external link)
Congrats David. Having the a9 will probably convince you to upgrade your a7rII to the a7rIII for the amazing AF and shared batteries if nothing else. ;-)a

Thanks Gene!

I’m expecting the a7R II will remain very satisfying to use for landscapes and architecture where AF isn’t important or needed. The batteries are terrible though. I need to buy some fresh ones, because the half dozen I own are now terrible and don’t last long at all.

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David may I make a friendly prediction? I feel the a9 will be a giant love and giant hate fest for you. It will spoil you for unadulterated speed. Every camera
before will seem mired in a tar pit but you have been in the 42mpx world a long time, that 24mpx will be hard to swallow.....but you're keeping your R2
so you'll have the best of both worlds! I don't remember you using the apps that much but you'll still have them. It is the current combo that just can't be
touched. Another thing that really stood out to me in a loud loud way comparing to the 1DXii I also had for a short time period is the clunky slappy obnoxious
sounds the a9 leaves behind. The Riii was voted best new camera at several places but it was the a9 that actually brought new tech.

Bottom line, a huge congratulations.

Thanks much Robert!

When released I didn’t think think the a9 would have any appeal for me (and it certainly doesn’t for my landscape/architecture work). But I’m growing as a photographer; developing an interest in more candid street imagery. And after a year of frustration missing interesting shots on the streets due to that “tar-pit” a7R II AF system, I’m ready for some high speed silent shooting AF greatness. :)


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Feb 03, 2018 09:10 |  #11347

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Thanks Gene!

I’m expecting the a7R II will remain very satisfying to use for landscapes and architecture where AF isn’t important or needed. The batteries are terrible though. I need to buy some fresh ones, because the half dozen I own are now terrible and don’t last long at all.

Thanks much Robert!

When released I didn’t think think the a9 would have any appeal for me (and it certainly doesn’t for my landscape/architecture work). But I’m growing as a photographer; developing an interest in more candid street imagery. And after a year of frustration missing interesting shots on the streets due to that “tar-pit” a7R II AF system, I’m ready for some high speed silent shooting AF greatness. :)

I think you're going to get it!
Speaking of the tarpit Rii, Poof just developed an image she shot with 'her' Rii; she was amazed at the shadow pull with the hugely backlit sky-

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Feb 03, 2018 10:26 |  #11348

Played today with the a9 + PZ 18-200mm
What a hoot!
Of course it goes into crop mode instantly (and an effective 300mm), my file to work with on 10.6 mpx, and then
I had to crop into that.
I'd be no one in this forum would use the SEL PZ18200 but we like it for travel/video.
So the original and the final.
I'm very satisfied with this capture, the take away is the a9 is cropable and often it's not
the number of pixels but how good they are :)


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Feb 03, 2018 10:29 |  #11349

David Arbogast wrote in post #18555174 (external link)
Fred was just mentioning the copy variation issues with the FE 55 just this week...said that the sharp ones are super sharp, but others less so. I think I have an “ok” copy. I’m happy with it.

Alfredo, tonight I snagged that a9 you told me about yesterday. He’s not shipping it till Monday, but I can hardly wait to try it out. :)

Congrats David, now the 100-400GM and 1.4 TC might also be on your shopping list..

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Congrats David! I hope it works out for you. The a9 is amazing gear. That for sale thread was funny when one guy asked for the shutter count. It quickly spiraled downward from there.


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Nice Work !!

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I've finally took my laowa 15 to a ride. Hey! I know landscape too. ;-)a
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Nice work !!


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Feb 03, 2018 10:32 |  #11350

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Hi Eddie

After years of moving away from Zooms I'm slowly starting to add zooms again. This came in today:-). Need to spend some time this weekend testing it out.

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Congrats Joe !!


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Feb 03, 2018 11:37 |  #11352

After playing with the a9+PZ18200 I again hefted the a6500 + 2.0TC + 100400GM.
After two hours with it I can say it is a super viable reach machine if you have light....F11
is still F11. BIF'ing it wouldn't be my first choice. BIF could be done but I'd bet it would be like
the RX10iv where you would loose any AF-C when zooming; in fact for perched birds in bright light
there was some focus hunting in AF-C Flexible Spot--much less in AF-C Center focus. But there might
be a time when super reach and cropability are needed and I'm happy to have got to know this combo's
capability. Also today much less issues with correct color on the Cardinal.


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Feb 03, 2018 13:01 |  #11354

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One more of the Red-bellied using the a9 + SEL 18-200mm in cold cold morning
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Feb 03, 2018 13:06 |  #11355

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David may I make a friendly prediction? I feel the a9 will be a giant love and giant hate fest for you. It will spoil you for unadulterated speed. Every camera
before will seem mired in a tar pit but you have been in the 42mpx world a long time, that 24mpx will be hard to swallow.....but you're keeping your R2
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touched. Another thing that really stood out to me in a loud loud way comparing to the 1DXii I also had for a short time period is the clunky slappy obnoxious
sounds the a9 leaves behind. The Riii was voted best new camera at several places but it was the a9 that actually brought new tech.

Bottom line, a huge congratulations.

I pretty much agree with this...the two cameras have very different uses, and I for one think they are a great pairing...


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