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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:35 am 
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Hi folks,

For those that haven't seen it check out Thom Hogan's September 9th editorial "The Strange September Situation" which can be found by scrolling down slightly on this page. Amusingly written but, I think, with more than a grain of truth to it.

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I do read his posts regularly, as he does have an interesting perspective on things in general. I don't agree with many of them though - like every photographer, we all have different needs to form an opinion basis. That aside, I found it curious he wrote:

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likely we'd hear another round of "I'm switching" complaints, though this time mostly to Sony instead of Canon.


Open question to current Nikon users: If you were to jump ship, which way would you be most likely to go?

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Sony A77 is affecting the market - I hope the next generation of Nikon and Canon cameras will be there soon. Let's see how they will compare to the A77. :roll:

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If I were to switch, I'd probably go Sony. Their selection of lenses may not be as robust as some of the other systems, but their sensors are top-notch and they do a great job innovating. The A77 looks like quite an interesting camera, the whole "translucent mirror" thing really lets it stand out from the competition. It would be neat to see some pro, full frame bodies with the same technology.

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Sony is certainly quite interesting currently with their APS-C sensors and the Evil approach. Plus the in-body stabilization.
But if they can't catch up in FF sensors I'm not even thinking about them...

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Sony's current full frame DSLRs are rather old now. Look how much their APS-C sensors have changed over a similar time. I would expect a comparable improvement in whatever future model they have.

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Yeah, Sony seams now on a par with respect to DX sensors. But they've no match for the D3s and D3x sensors...

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Sounds like a gamechanger is on it's way, and it will probably fit into a Nikon just like the others.
Paul Genge from Sony UK said at British Journal of Photography
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(SR5) A Fullframe rumors summary.

That is more or less all what Sony had to say about their future Fullframe plans. What do I know more in terms of fullframe rumors?

1) The roadmap for FF lenses and camers has been shifted forward for a couple of months. Like it was for the A77 everything has been delayed. I will give you more info about the new Fulflrame lenses soon.
2) There will be more than one (probably three!) new fullframe cameras in 2012
3) Not a single one of those will have a classic DSLR design (no classic mirror, no prisma)
4) The A99 (one of the three cameras) should be unveiled before the Photokina 2012 show in September (I am not sure yet when Sony will announced about other one-two fullframe cameras)
5) Sony developed a new 36Megapixel fullframe sensor which will probably fit inside the A99


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Well Sony and Nikon both use the same full frame sensor, but according to DxOmark Nikon can pull like one or two more stops of dynamic range out of that same sensor. :lol:

So as a Nikon owner, what would I switch to? I don't really like Canons interface and autofocus, and I don't care for it's F4 line (way too slow), Sony has always been a tad behind in noise performance, Olympus has an even smaller sensor and even worse noise performance, and no fullframe. Then there's pentax for which has the same APS-C problem, but better build and good quality.

Screw it. You can pry my D2H from my cold dead hands.

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If I wanted to switch I'd go for Pentax. But having some quite expensive Canon stuff I'll stay with them. Waiting for the next generation. :lol:

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I don't care for it's F4 line (way too slow)


I'd have to disagree with you, Marijn. I wish that Nikon made more f/4 lenses for those of us who can't afford the $1700 f/2.8 zooms. It's still better than having to deal with 3.5-5.6 zoom lenses, of which Nikon has too many.
I personally want a 70-200 f/4 VR from Nikon, that would be an excellent lens as it would be fast enough for 95% of the situations that I (and many of us) photograph, it would be small enough to carry around most places, and it would be within my reach, price wise.

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Evan, It's not the money I'm most concerned with, it's just that I mainly shoot concerts where F/4 is not too practical :lol:

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