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Post Options Post Options   Quote Photosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 02:41
Oh boy yeah I checked one out at Schillers. Need ride but not quite the resolution of the cameras LCD. It's about the same size as my Dell Streak phone. Make it with iPhone resolution and rule the world.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 07:54
Originally posted by Photosopher Photosopher wrote:

Yes, vertical portrait from the waste. I do this all the time with a right angle finder on a900. I'm hoping to use a99 LCD instead of right angle finder. Is it sharp enough to use in magnified, or with hoodman?


In my opinion, magnified view is as sharp as the final picture taken.   It's perhaps a little different in grain - the final pic is always better when longer exposures are needed but in normal indoor light it is perfectly sharp and I use it a lot. I just tried a side by side comparison of zoom live view vs zooming in on the pic taken (raw, no in cam adjustments) and they looked pretty much identical
Here is an iPhone pic of the zoomed view:


And now zoomed on the taken picture:


Both pics should be clickable for the full iPhone resolution. Note the yellow focus peaks.   This was indoors, 1/100 f2.0 ISP 2000

Peaking may not be so accurate (particularly in super-thin DOF situations) but it appears to me to bo more sensitive on the a99 than onmy old a77. Perhaps this is down to the larger sensor being able to gather more light.

Re aps-c crop mode - yep, the a99 zooms the view to fit the crop into the entire EVF/LCD view.   It's very nice. The EVF is then the same layout as the a77.   Furthermore, the raw files are smaller (10mpix) as a result. This not only saves card space but allows longer bursts and (surprisingly) slightly higher frames rates in raw (8fps)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote galaga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 10:30
And yes, that external monitor works also in portrait orientation

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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 10:54
Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:


I have used the a77 since October last year and the a99 since last year.


How come you got the a99 ahead of everyone?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 12:16
Oops! I think I meant 'this year'    Sadly I wasn't a secret beta-tester for the a99...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Photosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 15:50
Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

...magnified view is as sharp as the final picture taken.   It's perhaps a little different in grain...


Looks pretty darn close.

Originally posted by galaga galaga wrote:

...external monitor works also in portrait orientation...


When testing a99 in store... I noticed camera must be leaned left for LCD to work vertical. Leaning right caused image to be upside down. Does the external monitor work for verticals leaning right? Exactly opposite than what you show in photo. This would place shutter button at bottom, and I find that more comfortable for right arm, shooting with thumb, and resting right elbow on chest.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote galaga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 16:02
It also shows the picture correct when you turn the camera to the right side. You could do probably even more things when you mount the monitor on a bracket (you need that too when you want to flash).

I tried your suggested shooting - thats extremely comfortable with that monitor, very well balanced. Thanks a lot. I try to make a pic later.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote galaga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2012 at 20:59
This must be your secret shooting-style photosopher, when using the thumb to release. Its more comfortable to take the finger next to the thumb (dont know the name in english) when using the shutter button on the camera. It is indeed quite balanced when the lens on the left is not too heavy.

BTW: You should have seen me taking that photo with my iphone.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Photosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 01:31
How odd the external monitor allows right lean orientation, but the camera LCD does not. Very strange.

And uhhh... yeah be careful. You're holding nearly $10G worth of kit there with that 85LE+a99+Monitor+iPhone! Do that over the mattress or something. It's giving me the nervous jeebie queezies!



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Post Options Post Options   Quote lpacus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 02:24
Originally posted by Photosopher Photosopher wrote:

How odd the external monitor allows right lean orientation, but the camera LCD does not. Very strange.






I don't think that is true. Just tried it with an A77 and you can get the LCD image to be in the right orientation irrespective of whether the camera is tilted to the left or right. It is also possible to get the LCD image in the wrong orientation (upside down) holding the camera either way. Depends on how you turn the bracket and LCD. Hard to imagine that the A99 would be different...
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Originally posted by lpacus lpacus wrote:

[QUOTE=Photosopher] How odd the external monitor allows right lean orientation, but the camera LCD does not. Very strange.

If I put the display of my A99 in the position that Serdar A has shown here the live view image is always correctly orientated, independent of the camera direction (portrait handle up, portrait handle down, landscape normal, landscape head down. No difference to the situation when the dispay is attached flat to the camera.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Photosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 07:19
Makes perfect sense. I had LCD flipped to the down side (left vert), and the display was upside down. Basically, the LCD needs lift to viewfinder for correct vertical orientation. I understand now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Serdar A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2012 at 14:12
Originally posted by Photosopher Photosopher wrote:

Makes perfect sense. I had LCD flipped to the down side (left vert), and the display was upside down. Basically, the LCD needs lift to viewfinder for correct vertical orientation. I understand now.

Of you had vertical grip on, that is how you would orient the camera as well. Now it makes even more sense.
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