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by WaltKnapp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 15766

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

Also where did the information come from that the A700 was a poor seller? I have never seen any supporting information, links or references to support that claim, it’s most likely just another pro EVF supporter justification, like the claim that Sony HAD to go SLT or sink out of sight. This is just...
by WaltKnapp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 15766

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

Keep in mind that all professional camcorders ever made use EVF, and Olympics you watch on your TV is shot with EVF camcorders. Poor DSLR could not use EVF like professional camcorders due to PDAF that only works with mirror. Now Sony has solved that problem. OVF is for amateurs. . AF is not the pr...
by WaltKnapp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 15766

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

Apologies if I missed it, but just exactly why is there a delay in the EVF? Is it built in to the design, or is it crippled in some way? IOW, would a software update ever fix it, like Sony did with the NR on the a700? I find it difficult (but not impossible) to believe that Sony would aim at a wide...
by WaltKnapp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 15766

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

Clearly not here though. How people can judge what the A77 will be like before it's launched is beyond me, but that's what Greg, Walt, Barry et al. are doing. Clearly getting desperate. The public statement by Sony Spain did not change my own estimate of where Sony was going, the one I plan my futu...
by WaltKnapp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 15766

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

Lonnie Utah wrote:
bfitzgerald wrote:I tried one
quoted for emphasis.
I've tried over two dozen.....

Walt
by WaltKnapp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: POLL: How much do you use the video function?
Replies: 84
Views: 14284

Re: POLL: How much do you use the video function?

Of course they are targeting the majority; they are not in it for doing favours for the minority. The A-33, 55 and NEX were all aimed at mass market, and it worked for them. The A 580 was aimed at people who wanted a DSLR, now when the A-77 or what ever it will be called that may be aimed at an eve...
by WaltKnapp
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 15766

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

Played with an a55 last week in the store. While it WAS super quiet, the EVF was too awkward when following fast motion or trying to get quickly on target. I would probably use it for some wedding shot, do to the low noise, but not as an outside camera. If Sony leaves OFV, I'll leave Sony when my c...
by WaltKnapp
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 15766

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

The headline should be "Sony drops out of DSLR! Back to consumer camera EVF!"

Now maybe the FF folks will realize they are in the same boat with a700 folks. Not immune to the loss of their pentaprism OVF DSLR.

Walt
by WaltKnapp
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77, am I the first to notice?
Replies: 123
Views: 25573

Re: A77, am I the first to notice?

If it materialises and is based on the one rumoured for Sigma's next generation DSLR it's 15 or 16Mp per layer or at least 45Mp total. Shooting RAW to get max DR it will be min. 65/70Mb and in TIF 24bits only 120 to 130Mb. Forget about converting to 16bits first. Big capacity fast cards, fast PC an...
by WaltKnapp
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: POLL: How much do you use the video function?
Replies: 84
Views: 14284

Re: POLL: How much do you use the video function?

In another thread agorabasta is discussing the SLT/NEX compromises to still image quality in order for them to have video. I got to wondering how much people are using the video function of their cameras. How much do you use the video function compared to the still photo function? Feel free to post...
by WaltKnapp
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77, am I the first to notice?
Replies: 123
Views: 25573

Re: A77, am I the first to notice?

@Walt Would Sony FF be an option for you, if they come with OVF? Really comes far down the list for me. APS suits my photography better. ie when I get to the point of having to jump it will of course be an option if it still exists in it's present form. But I do not expect Sony FF to be any differe...
by WaltKnapp
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77, am I the first to notice?
Replies: 123
Views: 25573

Re: A77, am I the first to notice?

If I were you Walt I'd make a move I don't see OVF models on the horizon from Sony. Hope I'm wrong but it's looking fairly likely. Sony are in a desperate hurry to abandon OVF's that alone was enough to make a move very easy indeed. While I agree the chances of Sony actually getting back to truly s...
by WaltKnapp
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77, am I the first to notice?
Replies: 123
Views: 25573

Re: A77, am I the first to notice?

The black A77 is the earlier mockup again, and has things like the 7D/A700 style metering control and a fixed screen. The clear one is a current mockup and probably based on real components, it does not have the same controls. I think the very large button in the 'movie' position is a response to c...
by WaltKnapp
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: a55 EVF questions
Replies: 71
Views: 13477

Re: a55 EVF questions

Mark, through the EVF you'll see not what you are staring at, but approximately at the final image that you will get with all the settings you are using. It's unusual for someone who has always used an OVF, but I assure you, you'll get used to it in no time. BTW, you can even see and notice the cha...
by WaltKnapp
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A700 replacement 2011 25MP...
Replies: 134
Views: 21652

Re: A700 replacement 2011 25MP...

As a long time member of GetDPI forum I can also confirm that it is a well run forum. Any personal attacks are quickly dealt with by the Administrators which usually result in a prompt reprimand or eviction from the forum. I find that the majority of members are pro or semi pro photographers who ar...