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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2018 at 17:49
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

... Especially for wildlife (and birds photography) a central viewfinder is essential.

If so, use of a7 series body is surely justified.
Just to be nice, if Sony will keep a6xxx series body alive too.
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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

For my uses I would like two cameras: a slow high resolution tiny body that wouldn't require an EVF but would benefit from a flexible touch screen. IBIS would be nice especially for pixel-shift tricks. This is much in line with those who want a rangefinder FE body. This even makes sense to me with a somewhat-larger-than 135 format full-frame sensor, but something closer to 100 MP in whatever format would be nice, and be an actual, though minor, resolution upgrade. The E lens selection seems better to me for this form factor.

A lower resolution larger body. 12 MP would be fine. I would use this for my motorsports photography. A light weight 50-300+ mm zoom is essential for me--a longer, long end would be great. The limited FE telephoto offerings aren't very attractive. The mechanical aperture and outdated lens communications limit A-mount. An A6x00 + FE 70-300G OSS and/or FE 100-400GM OSS seems less than ideal.


Sounds like everybody wants different things. In terms of a 'high-end' APS-C camera I'm still struggling to figure out what the advantages of this would be over the equivalent FF camera (A7 or A9). Here are some suggestions:

If using the A9 body: obviously weather sealing and dual batteries, dual card slots; but do you use the opportunity for:-
A) cost reduction (also gets the manufacturing volumes up for this body)?
B) greater pixel density for sports/wildlife shooters (if the long lenses will support that - they often don't)?
C) faster readout, greater burst mode, better video or video/stills crossover?
D) All of the above? But may not be possible to do (B) and (C) together.

If you're using the A7 body, you still have the same questions, but maybe not the same benefits, and this could take sales away form the FF, not add them.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Oz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2018 at 00:46
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Especially for wildlife (and birds photography) a central viewfinder is essential. For street, a viewfinder on the side is ok

I've only used cameras with a central viewfinder for wildlife, so I have no other experience to compare it to, but why is a central VF essential? I could try shooting wildlife with an offset VF, but the lenses I have for those mounts are a bit too short.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2018 at 05:06
It is much easier to see the animal and bring your camera to your viewfinder if you have it central as it doesn't chance perspective. It is hard enough to find the animal in the viewfinder and an off set viewfinder makes it just little bit more difficult.

I guess that if you get used to it, it will be better.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2018 at 11:45
I am sure I won't get what I'd like - a new e mount in the style of the A3000, with a new converter that handles screw and motor drive A mount lenses using the camera's focusing system. APS and FF versions would be nice. To be fair, the converter alone would be far more interesting than any new body.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2018 at 14:56
I do not know what you mean by A3000 style - isn't that just an e-mount camera with a central viewfinder? That is what the rumours say you're gonna get won't be as cheap though

Regarding the adapter: I saw on Sony Alpha Rumors a Lensvid interview with Sony. According to Lensvid making a new version of the Sony LA-EA4 adaptor (with an A99 AF system) might be possible in theory but probably too complex and expensive to develop. I did not view the video, but according to SAR "New A to E-mount adapter development is not planned"
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2018 at 12:56
Having just watched Tony Northrup's video on the best cameras for sports pros (all mirrorless, natch!), I'm wondering if the camera which the new high-end APS-C Sony has to beat is the Fuji X-T3. It comes a close second to the A9 and is *much* cheaper.

And all them beat the Canon and Nikon ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2018 at 13:58
No surprises there. I wonder how the A6500 compares. I haven't seen the video yet, but I guess he is not talking about the A7s2.

The camera the new A7000 has to beat is the Nikon D500, if they can do that....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2018 at 14:34
Tony mentions the A6500 at the end of the video. Says he would never use it for shooting sports since there are no good ways to control the focus.

The X-T3 body doesn't look designed for sports shooting either. The CIPA rating is only 390.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2018 at 15:24
With the vertical grip the CIPA rating becomes 1200 for the X-T3.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote djfoxy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 October 2018 at 21:36
The fuji XT3 is certainly an excellent APS-C body.
But the force of fuji APS-C comes from the APS-C lenses lineup.
That is Where Sony has to put its effort to catch up with Fuji in APS-C department. Far from won in my opinion.
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