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Horshack

Horshack

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Horshack: Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

@austin, I suppose framing Sony's response as honesty is one way to look at it. That honesty is mighty expensive for us Sony users though :) Speaking seriously though, I guess we'll never know if a firmware workaround was possible; our best chance was a delay between the closing of the 2nd curtain and the opening of the 1st during the beginning sequence of an exposure. It's unclear whether their hardware design allowed for firmware intervention between those two steps.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 19:59 UTC

Q: Why did it take so long to replace the EOS 7D?
A: I will ask our engineers!

There's no way it took Canon's engineers 5 years to design a 7D replacement. The Sigma CEO praised his engineers during his interview; this one throws them under the bus.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 136th comment | 1 reply

I predict the dpreview forum server will melt from overloading in 3..2..1

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 148th comment
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Horshack: Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

Not sure how a high-MP camera can be considered 'functions as designed' when it doesn't control internal vibration effectively enough to prevent that vibration from affecting the resolvable resolution of the camera. I suppose the Hindenburg functioned as designed until someone verified that Hydrogen was flammable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
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Horshack: Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

Sony's approach is to have you spend another $2400 on a new body rather than implementing a workaround for the first $2400 you spent. Do you really prefer that approach?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
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Horshack: Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

Which would you prefer, an "improper" solution or no solution?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:30 UTC

Q: We had an issue with the A7R with shutter vibration reducing resolution in certain situations. How do you incorporate feedback like this from your users?

A: We take the feedback and make note of it, and we use it to improve the next generation of products.

Reading between the lines this means the A7r will not be seeing a firmware workaround for the shutter vibration issue. Sony might want to consider a different firmware support strategy if they want to be seen as a maker of serious cameras and camera systems.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:43 UTC as 50th comment | 9 replies

In other news, the discovery of fire might prove useful.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:17 UTC as 41st comment
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JanMatthys: I say in 2 years Nikon files for Bankruptcy protection and in 3 years it gets bought out by Samsung

Nikon net income was $460 million USD for its most recently completed fiscal year.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:15 UTC

Nice to see such a technically competent representative from a camera company. Great interview.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:25 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (835 comments in total)

Richard, regarding your comments about the G7 appearing to have better image stabilization than the RX100, is that compared to the RX100M3 or the earlier generations? The RX100 and RX100M2 both had very ineffective stabilization, essentially yielding zero noticeable improvement. However the RX100M3 stabilization is much better and is good for at least 3 stops.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 02:01 UTC as 175th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1872 comments in total)
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jhendrix: Imaging Resource says the new sensor provides improved "clarity" over the 70D and eats the 1DX for lunch.

The 1DX is much larger and heavier than the 7DM2, so if the 7DM2 ate the 1DX for lunch then it will have the mother of all stomach aches. And a voided warranty, since gluttony is not covered.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1144 comments in total)
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Retzius: Nikon went back to the AA filter?

Nikon has never released a 24MP FF body without an AA filter. The pixel density is too low to avoid aliasing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:37 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1144 comments in total)

One-click zoom! The D610 has moved up to a deluxe apartment in the sky.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:23 UTC as 330th comment
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arhmatic: The iPhone is probably the most used camera mainly because it's in your pocket. I've been using one daily since 2007.

Otherwise, is below average, I have to sadly admit... No exposure compensation, no ISO, interface nowhere near Nokia's....

Camera+ doesn't implement true exposure compensation - it doesn't alter the aperture or shutter speed - it only adjusts the brightness of the resulting JPEG.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:13 UTC
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arhmatic: The iPhone is probably the most used camera mainly because it's in your pocket. I've been using one daily since 2007.

Otherwise, is below average, I have to sadly admit... No exposure compensation, no ISO, interface nowhere near Nokia's....

iOS 8 is adding exposure control.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 22:55 UTC

P&S cameras, the bell tolls for thee.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 22:33 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)

Not sure this 85mm has a place like the Otus 55mm does. When the 55mm came out there wasn't any DSLR 50mm lens that was very sharp wide-open; the Sigma 50 ART and Sony 55 FE came after. However there are lots of great 85mm designs, from the very inexpensive Nikon 85G f/1.8 and even the older Canon 85 f/1.8, up to Canon's superlative 85mm f/1.2L II.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 00:55 UTC as 110th comment | 5 replies
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Great camera but Sony needs to add lenses to its lineup. Bad. They do that and the camera world is their oyster.

C

For the general A7 series of cameras I would agree. But the A7s is a primarily a video camera and video is shot almost exclusively with manual focus; with E-Mount nearly any lens ever made can be adapted to it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 14:02 UTC

It would be neat if cameras used their electronic level circuit to detect the rapid acceleration of a fall and triggered photos in response. Some cameras already use the circuit to detect drops, like the RX100. I suppose that information could be used to void warranties.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 35th comment
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