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Mirrorless: Less is more. An opinion by pm-r :)
Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 2:37 PM on 03.26.14
->> As the Cold War rages between Canon and Nikon, Sony has been creating technologies in its cameras and video gear that is really awesome. Completely new AF technology that may prove faster than anything either of the "big two" have, excelling at video in so many ways, and even creating a tiny "super camera that could easily replace everything in a newspaper photog's bag except for a few assignments. Introducing the Sony RX10 that you probably never heard of because most of us just look and buy that latest thing that looks like a Leica. 24-200mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens, 10 fps, 1/1000th sync with strobes, built-in ND filter and image stabilization, 60P full HD video with total manual control with external mic AND headphone jack, and a whole lot more. Interested? Read on:
http://pmrphoto.blogspot.com/2014/03/one-camera-one-lens-for-shooting.html
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Jack Kurtz, Photographer
Bangkok | Bangkok | Thailand | Posted: 9:56 PM on 03.26.14
->> There's a lot of interesting stuff going on in camera design and, so far, almost none of it is at Canon or Nikon. The whole mirrorless thing is very exciting. Not just what's happening at Sony but also Olympus, Panasonic and, perhaps mostly, Fuji.
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:18 PM on 03.26.14
->> yes, I agree Jack. From everything I've tried, read about, or talked to people about, Fuji has the best still image files, Panasonic has the best video, and Sony is very solid in both areas. I'm not sure anyone has made a camera quite like the RX10 though. The features are really amazing. Golf shooters would go crazy to use it on the tee box and for puts on the green. Courtroom stuff would be easy with no blimp needed, etc... working around a film crew with audio can be such a drag! The RX10 handles all those situations great. The hybrid leaf shutter is pretty cool--it somehow acts as the aperture at the same time.
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Garrett Cortese, Photographer, Photo Editor
Orlando | FL | USA | Posted: 1:02 AM on 03.27.14
->> Awesome post, Patrick. I'm curious to try some mirrorless stuff in the action sports world. I like the idea of something smaller, lighter, and more manageable for in-water/underwater shots. Using a big DSLR (or even a "smaller" DSLR like 5D is cumbersome and really expensive.)

I actually just picked up a Fuji XE2 for my honeymoon and couldn't have been happier. It came with a great 18-55 kit lens, produces gorgeous files, and is WAY more portable than any DSLR I own. Our trip was to Thailand and Hong Kong, I had the Fuji, 18-55, an 8mm Bower fisheye, and an old Konica Hexanon 40mm 1.8 pancake lens w/ adapter. The kit all fit in a tiny shoulder bag and I didn't for one second miss my DSLR (and I even felt like much less of a tourist or photographer on vacation).

With the new cameras and lenses Fuji is announcing, along with all Sony, Olympus, etc. are doing I think you're right that pro photographers are going to be looking at mirrorless options more and more in the near future. My friend just picked up a Sony a7r and can't stop raving about it.
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Naples | FL | USA | Posted: 2:45 AM on 03.27.14
->> How does it handle fast moving objects PMR?
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Jeff Stanton, Photographer
Atlanta | Ga | USA | Posted: 6:06 AM on 03.27.14
->> PMR, thanks for this post. I started doing some research on the Sony and can't help but think how this could possibly help my aching back and lighten my load. And the prices are so much more reasonable and the feature set is fantastic. Your wedding examples you provided on your blog look incredible.
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Erik Markov, Photographer, Assistant
Indianapolis | IN | | Posted: 9:13 AM on 03.27.14
->> I've got an Olympus EPM-1 which is really just something for me to play with. Understand 4/3, try some lenses out before I step up possibly to a body with an EVF.

The 14-42 kit lens that came with it is fine. What's got me really excited is the Wanderlust pinhole lens I just got for it. Check it out at wanderlustcameras.com

It's not the sort of thing you're going to use exclusively of course, but as a little pocket camera with a fun lens on it, I'm having fun doing some pinhole images. Sure the look could be replicated in PS, but it's more fun to do in camera obviously.

And because there's no mirror in the way with the 4/3, the lens is a design that actually creates some great images I think, as opposed to the pinhole lens I bought a few years ago for my D700. Plan on keeping the Nikon stuff around for sure for long lens images, macro, some lighting stuff. But 4/3 has a place for sure.
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Ralph Mawyer, Photographer
San Antonio | TX | United States | Posted: 9:33 AM on 03.27.14
->> In addition to his Nikon centric site, Thom Hogan provides insightful,ongoing analysis on mirrorless cameras that is worth tracking.

http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 11:08 AM on 03.27.14
->> The RX10 on fast moving subjects will never compete with a D4/1Dx for sports like basketball. I've not found the ISO quality acceptable much over 1600 ISO in my own testing, but the files have a lot of headroom which gives you a lot to play with in LR after the assignment has been shot. The sweet spot is anything 80 ISO to about 1000--you can really do nice reportage and be very unobtrusive as the RX10 doesn't look like a real camera. I can't believe more golf shooters aren't on to this box. The ability to shoot the swing would be awesome. The 10fps is no joke and you don't have to go to a smaller file to get that speed.

The tracking ability is good--maybe as good as a 7D or D90s or so. But for $1200 and that zoom range, add the awesome video capabilities... there is just nothing like it. I believe in time it will be a benchmark camera that is the first truly hybrid out there. It does everything well. That's saying something.

The frustrating thing to me is that Canon and Nikon are in much better positions to make mirrorless cameras. The EOS attempt is poor and the Nikon stuff isn't much better. I'm hoping one of the "big two" will get a clue and put an EVF into a mid-level camera sooner than later. I was reading the other day that Sony has 53% of the market share of mirrorless camera sales in Korea. That's amazing. Sony also boasts a 50% market share of all sensor sales in all cameras.

I like my A7 a lot and use it all the time for video projects with it's FF sensor and focus peaking feature for manual focus lenses, but I know what I want... A D600 with no mirror for video and an articulating LCD. Once you get used to that movable LCD, the camera is no longer tethered to your eye and very cool things transpire... :)
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Naples | FL | USA | Posted: 12:44 PM on 03.27.14
->> Just when you think you have it all figured out. PMR, now you got me thinking about the third body I was debating. My first world problems just got more first world.
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Gordon Grant, Photographer
East Hampton | NY | USA | Posted: 4:55 PM on 03.27.14
->> Patrick-

When shooting video, can you hear the autofocus working or is it silent?

gg
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 9:58 PM on 03.27.14
->> silent AF with facial recognition so it can automatically track people even as they move... sounds like science fiction, right????
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Joe Ahlquist, Photographer
Sioux Falls | SD | USA | Posted: 6:19 PM on 03.28.14
->> I like Corey's idea of using this camera (or one similar) for a third body, or for shooting video.
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 8:05 PM on 03.28.14
->> I have been using a Nikon V1, very similar technology and same size sensor for about a year now to do video. The Sony looks like a much better camera due to the the F/2.8 zoom. The Nikon is a great video camera. I suspect the Sony is even better due to the lens and the tilting screen. Good tracking of moving subjects while rolling video. In the Nikon the viewfinder gives a WYSIWYG display of exposure in video mode, but not while doing stills which I find confusing. If newsroom executives were thinking we would all be using stuff like the Sony RX10. The Nikon V1/V2/V3 system is crippled by the lack of a fast zoom lens similar to what the Sony RX10 has. Cameras with small sensors like the Sony and the Nikon V1/V2 benefit a lot from shooting raw so you want to make sure of your software before you leap if you care about how the stills look.
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 8:07 PM on 04.29.14
->> LR seems to keep up with new RAW versions from newer cameras at about twice the speed of PS. Anyone else notice this? It doesn't much matter to me at this point as I use LR for almost everything, save for HDR compilations and some photo merge features. The A6000 is now out and I am loving the feeling of shooting something smaller than a Leica with half the weight. The 24 f/1.8 Zeiss on the A6000 is just about a perfect PJ box giving me the 35mm FOV that I so love for reportage...
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Randy Sartin, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 12:56 PM on 05.17.14
->> I rented one of these based on PMR's suggestion, and it is one amazing tool. The facial recognition AF works so well it's scary.
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Richard Uhlhorn, Photographer
Chelan Falls | WA | USA | Posted: 1:35 PM on 05.17.14
->> The RX10 is on my bucket list. I've been researching this camera and the new Canon GX1mkII and my conclusion is that the RX 10 surpasses everything out there at that price point for a small bridge camera. The lens is huge, however.
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 7:44 PM on 05.17.14
->> I have a sony a7r with a zeiss 24-70 same sensor as the nikon d800 it is about 33 ounces and does a very nice job both in saving my aging body and in giving me sharp images and having a third body on me during pre game at baseball games and dugout action during the game. It is also a great camera for just a single walk around camera. ISO 3200 by the way is great 6400 very nice as well. I can also put canon lenses on it with af with and adapter .
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Scott Serio, Photo Editor, Photographer
Colora | MD | USA | Posted: 2:08 AM on 05.22.14
->> And just when I was about to post, I saw this thread. I have a project coming up where mirrorless would be very nice. Of the kudos for this system, the one I am not seeing so much is ability to shoot high ISO. If...just if...I needed to get to 3200 ISO, what would be the best body?

I guess the other option is to forego the zoom at 2.8 and get one of these with a prime and just shoot more wide open. The RX1 witht he 35/2 may be an option. Just wondering if I should just rent this and be happy with the versatility.

Thanks...
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 9:08 AM on 06.15.14
->> Patrick.

Do you know if the video from the Sony RX10 can be edited on an iPad? I'm really tempted by the camera but I need to be able to edit short pieces quickly from the field. I can do this from the Nikon 1 V1 and V2. As soon as I put clips in via the sd card reader they are ready to edit in iMovie on the iPad and I have an edited piece up of the web almost as fast as if I'd shot it with a phone but with all the advantages of lens selection and better sound. Simon
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 3:33 PM on 06.15.14
->> Sony is putting out some awesome cameras, the new a7r has very good color quality, but over 800 ISO it's pretty bad. If Sony could do something about their noise problems I'd get one in a heartbeat. The newer 7S looks promising! Full-frame, 12 meg camera should be virtually noiseless.
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Andrew Richardson, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 11:22 AM on 06.21.14
->> Just sold a bunch of my Canon stuff and got a Fuji X-T1 and couldn't be happier. I held onto my 5D3 and long glass for occasional sports work, but for everything else this little Fuji is killer. One thing that has really stood out to me is the Focus Peak Highlight setting for manual focusing. I have never used manual focus before on a DSLR except out of pure necessity, but the Fuji makes it a literal joy.
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Robert Klein, Photographer
South Easton | MA | USA | Posted: 9:52 PM on 06.25.14
->> About six months ago, I sold all of my Canon gear, except my flash, and got a Fuji XT1 to complement my Fuji X100s. I have several lenses with the Fuji and have used it for my freelance assignments, which vary from high school and college sports to concerts and occasional special events. The camera, or should I say both, perform quite well. The tracking on the XT1 is not great, but by being innovative, you can get around that failing. The image stabilization in a few of the lenses works very well. The low light and high ISO capabilities also negate other minor issues. The image quality is far superior out of the camera as jpegs to my Canon 7D. The cameras produce very good images. I also just got a Sony RX100M3 to use as a walk-around. I am very impressed with this package and really do not mind that the Zeiss lens is just a 24-70 zoom, as the speed of the lens; 1.8-2.8 is a real seller. Image quality is very good and focusing is quick and accurate. The built in viewfinder sets it apart from other "pocket" cameras and the EVF is stunning to view. Video is supposed to be very good, but that is not something I do at this point, although I am eager to give it a try. Now, my gear weighs a lot less than I do!
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 11:45 AM on 06.26.14
->> I have been using the Sony A6000 for almost every still assignment since I got it. I use the Sony/Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 (35), 35mm f/1.8 (50), and the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 (82mm) for almost everything I shoot. I find the A6000 to be as fast AF as a D4S and it shoots 10fps. I find the ISO easily good to 3200 which is all I ever need as I'm shooting such fast lenses. IMHO, Nikon and Canon are both making a huge mistake cranking out big heavy cameras that are designed for the previous generations of shooters. I find it interesting that I made this post originally in March of this year and there are so few comments so far. It shows you how stuck in the mud most newspaper shooters are.

Mirrorless is not a fad. It's here to stay and right now companies like Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, and Fuji are cashing in big-time as profits fall for Nikon and Canon.

It's sad that so far the only mirrorless cameras that have really made it so far in the PJ realm is the Fuji when they still lack the full-frame capability. The Sony A7/A7S/A7R are awesome bodies and all offer full-frame sensors for your specific need be it huge files, or great video.

Last, I find it ironic that the newly released information about the upcoming Nikon D810 include it having a sony 36MP chip that is in the A7r.... LOL
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Jeff Stanton, Photographer
Atlanta | Ga | USA | Posted: 2:10 PM on 06.26.14
->> PMR, I do appreciate your input and feedback on this subject. As you recall, we spoke on the phone about the RX10 and through my research, I determined that it wasn't going to fit all my needs, but a camera like the A6000 could in fact be a game changer.

I did watch a review of the camera on Digital Rev. and the review didn't give much kudos to the fact it could shoot as fast as a D4s. So that is where I'm stuck on this.

I would like to get one in my hands and work with it for a weekend and just see what this camera is made of and if it could be a benefit to my work.

Thanks much for your posts.
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Doug Strickland, Photographer
Chattanooga | TN | USA | Posted: 2:42 PM on 06.26.14
->> PMR, I don't think anyone here has written off mirrorless cameras or decided that they're a fad. It's been pretty universally acknowledged that they're a rising market that is almost certainly going to rival DSLRs. Currently, though, DSLRs are considered by most to be more versatile. Until we start seeing sports-capable long glass for mirrorless cameras and autofocus that can rival cameras like the 1DX (note: I have no experience with the A6000 or other fast-focusing mirrorless cameras so they may already be there) then DSLRs will still be the go-to choice for newspaper photogs for most of their shooting just because most of us need to shoot both daily news and sports.

The fact that most of us are already heavily invested in lenses and accessories for Canon or Nikon gear (in tens of thousands of dollars) is only going to reinforce this.

All I'm saying is, while the industry may ultimately make a move towards mirrorless camera systems, I think it is going to be a slow and expensive move for many people. Don't be too quick to think nobody is interested in mirrorless systems, though!
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Doug Strickland, Photographer
Chattanooga | TN | USA | Posted: 2:48 PM on 06.26.14
->> Oh, and to add to that: EVERYONE I talk to wants a mirrorless camera for their third body to supplement their DSLR kit. That seems to be their primary strength right now: not really as the only tool, but as a part of your normal shooting kit along with your other gear. After I got an X Pro, the other photogs on our staff started picking up mirrorless cameras as well and they've done some really creative stuff with them both in video and stills. They open up a lot of options, as you said in your early posts.
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 8:01 AM on 06.27.14
->> My Nikon V1 and three lenses live in my Think Tank waist pack, so its always with me for great video from breaking news. Got to get an iPad mini so I can transmit from a scene. The regular iPad is awkward to carry.
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Scott Serio, Photo Editor, Photographer
Colora | MD | USA | Posted: 4:44 AM on 06.29.14
->> I rented the RX10 (twice now) and it seems as if it will be a purchase soon. I liked it in low light. I liked the RAW files I pulled from it. The range is fantastic. It is quiet and discreet. It is super sharp. As others have mentioned, it is a great third body. Hell, I even used it tonight for fireworks. One of my lenses died and I had to call an audible. The files looked nice. For photojournalists, the applications of mirrorless are very nice - especially if you need to be unobtrusive. Oh, and the straight 2.8 throughout with an equivalent Full Frame of 24-200/2.8 is pretty nice.

The built in Wifi is also sweet. Get the Sony App and you can go straight to your phone or iPad. It will send in RAW or even a modified 2mb JPG file, which is awesome for running and gunning.

Nice little camera.
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 11:09 AM on 06.29.14
->> Scott,

Can you edit the video on your iPad? I suspect the camera would have to be in 1080 30p
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 7:41 PM on 07.03.14
->> I just shot two assignments just using just my Nikon 1 V1 and three lenses. One was a video on USA Luge's search for athletes and the other was fans at a World Cup watch party in Redondo Beach.

The freedom of using a small, full-featured, quality camera system is ... liberating.
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Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Sycamore | IL | USA | Posted: 1:45 PM on 07.06.14
->> Thanks PM-R, that was a good read and it has prompted me to do yet another round of research on DSLR alternatives. I was kind of leaning toward Micro 4/3, then I was waiting for the Canon G1X Mark II (which has had some disappointing reviews), but now the RX10 has really caught my fancy now that its price tag has dropped below $1000.

Have you done any more weddings with it since March?
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Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Sycamore | IL | USA | Posted: 1:59 PM on 07.06.14
->> Michael Reichmann commented on the similarity between the RX10 and the Sony DSC-R1 with an APS-C sensor from eight years ago. I think a lot of photographers were hoping to see the R1 evolve but alas Sony never developed a followup camera. It will be exciting to watch this technology evolve among competing manufacturers and I hope Sony is developing a line of successors to the RX10.
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Chuong Doan, Photographer
Kansas City | MO | USA | Posted: 11:31 AM on 07.08.14
->> After seeing this post and reading a few reviews, I picked up a Sony A6000 with the Zeiss 16-70 f4. Its a way lighter combination than my 5dm2 w/24-105 and image quality is stellar. Focus is extremely fast and its actually fun to use.
The Zeiss 16-70 (24-105 equivalent) isn't the sharpest lense in the world but you can tell that the sensor quality is just amazing for the size.
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 12:02 PM on 07.08.14
->> Robert,

It would be great if you could post links to the USAT site for your videos. I think I found the luge one but it wouldn't play. I would just like to see what some one else gets out of the V1. No hurry. Thanks Simon
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Matthew Hinshaw, Photographer
Prescott | AZ | USA | Posted: 10:48 PM on 07.09.14
->> Bert what lenses are you using on your Nikon 1? I have been using the two kit lenses that came with the V1. They are ok but not amazing. Recently picked up the FT-1 to use my DSLR lenses but have not really used it yet. Just wondering. Thanks.
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 8:17 PM on 07.10.14
->> Matthew,

I have the 10-30 and the 30-110. I also have an 18.5 f/1.8. I find that latter more useful for stills. Video needs zoom lenses at least for news work it seams. The 18.5 has nice image quality and is very light. I did have the 6.7-13 ultra wide. Super sharp, really nice image quality, but I just don't shoot that wide to justify having that much money tied up. I so wish Nikon would make a 10-30 F/2.8 fixed zoom. I'd give up some weight and size for the f stop. Are you listening Nikon? They are holding back on us.

I have an FT-1 and borrowed a friend's 80-200 AFS VRII to shoot in a police funeral and it did really well on a V2 body. Images were noisy at iso 6400 but the camera was silent.

I keep a Manfrotto quick release plate on my V1 to improve the handling but I can't mount the FT-1 with the Manfrotto plate in place. In those situations I get out the second body.

Simon
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:55 AM on 07.11.14
->> This is a video that was shot almost entirely with the RX10 and at 60P which rocks for slomo.

https://vimeo.com/95907596

Near the end, I used the A6000 with a Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 in the reception when they turned the lights off. it was cool to use focus peaking to be able to nail focus wide open in light that would only make a Nikon or Canon hunt. These cameras from Sony with the focus peaking feature allow you to shoot and see what you are shooting in almost total darkness...

Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:57 AM on 07.11.14
->> I'm looking at purchasing the new Sony 70-200mm f/4 OSS lens for use with the A6000 and A7/A7S. My buddy Paul Gero has tested it and loves it. This could be my excuse to move everything Nikon under 200mm.... we'll see.
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Richard Uhlhorn, Photographer
Chelan Falls | WA | USA | Posted: 11:18 AM on 07.11.14
->> Very nice.
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Matthew Hinshaw, Photographer
Prescott | AZ | USA | Posted: 2:29 PM on 07.12.14
->> Thanks for the reply Simon. I was just curious. I second you on a 2.8 10-30mm, I would have to buy that lens. The 10-30 and the 30-110 are ok but not great. I feel like they are a little soft but that might just be me. I still use them a lot but wish they were a little higher quality build. I will look into the 18.5 f1.8. I was also contemplating the 10mm f2.8 as well. I think adding a prime to my setup could help, especially one with a large aperture. Thanks for the input.
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David Rossiter, Photographer
Lethbridge | AB | Canada | Posted: 3:43 PM on 07.13.14
->> Matthew: I have the pair of zooms you mentioned but added the primes 10mm and 18.5mm and the primes are now pretty much bolted to my pair of V1's.
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 8:25 PM on 07.14.14
->> I played with a 32.1.2 in Henry's one day on a visit to Toronto. The pictures I took on a V1 looked great. Couldn't test the manual focus as I didn't have the right firmware in my V1. It's too bad it's a $900 lens, makes it a wealthy person's toy. I'd like to try the new 10-100. The old power drive one is so big it makes it too big to carry with the still gear. Its probably a great range for video in decent light. No more switching lenses which I find is a great dilemma shooting video.
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Michael Chen, Photographer, Assistant
Saratoga | CA | USA | Posted: 10:42 PM on 07.14.14
->> The Nikon 1 non-powered 10-100 is sweet. It's optically at least as good or better than the 10-30 and 30-110.

Durable as heck too. My dad banged his copy of the lens on every rock in Tanzania (apparently) and Nikon in Hollywood gave if a clean bill of health.

I usually use the 6.7-13 ultra wide zoom though. I've yet to try the 18.5; I really should, considering the price.
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 1:51 AM on 07.15.14
->> Michael --- How do you like the 6.7-13? I've been mulling adding that to me arsenal of Nikon 1 lenses...
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 4:36 PM on 07.15.14
->> Robert,

I had one. It had great image quality. Build quality was far better than the 10-30 or 30-110. I just didn't shoot that wide and I couldn't stand how slow it was indoors. So I sold it the SS classifieds. Some one in Florida got a great deal.
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:43 PM on 07.22.14
->> Today was a big day for me. After finally getting the new 70-200mm f/4 OSS Sony zoom, I put all three of my Nikon zooms on fredmiranda for sale. I used the proceeds to buy a new A7S which has been turning heads on both sides of the street (stills and video). I never thought I would exit shooting Canon and/or Nikon in my career but the time has come. The only Nikon stuff I have left is all mostly over 200mm, a 300mm f/2.8 and a 600. You never say never but I'm really excited about the images I make with the Sony gear and with how they are pushing all the time, cranking out features that I find ingenious and must admit would never ask for. Focus peaking is the bomb... 4K capture at 60P? I'm all in...
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Mark Neustaedter, Photographer
Calgary | AB | Canada | Posted: 10:57 PM on 07.25.14
->> Hi Patrick,

I've used many different mirrorless systems, but keep coming back to DSLR and Nikon in particular.

Have you used the A6000 + 70-200 f/4 lens for any fast action / sports photography yet?

What's been the result?

Thanks
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 11:15 PM on 07.25.14
->> Since this thread is going to end at 50 comments, I took the liberty of continuing it here:
http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=42521
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 11:21 PM on 07.25.14
->> The A6000 has uncanny ability of track moving subjects with it's unusual AF system that can stay on a moving subject without having to place an AF sensor on it while shooting.
It is possible, for instance, to shoot a RB coming right at the camera and as you move the RB from left to right in the frame, it will track about 90% in focus frames at 10 fps. it's crazy.

The FE70-200 f/4 OSS is a lens I just got a few days ago and I have not tested it yet but while the AF speed is a little slower than I'm used to with the D4S, it does a great job on the A7 with following action. I need to do some more testing this week on the A6000/70-200 combo. I will post results then.

My A7S should arrive tomorrow so I'll be doing a test of the low light capability using it against the D4S using the same lenses--that should be interesting... pm-r :)
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