Sony a1 Review by an Actual Professional Still Photographer, by Patrick Murphy-Racey

24. 04. 2021
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I've spend the last two months shooting with the new SONY a1 camera body, so I've had a chance to put it through its paces by shooting multiple sports in all kinds of light, portrait assignments, a food job, basketball on strobes to test out the new 1/400th strobe sync, and video as well. This review is still photo specific as I hope to have another video in the future that talks only about how capable the Alpha 1 is for that medium as well. Put short, it's an awesome box that is beyond capable for virtually any assignment you might have. this review is more than just a regurgitation about the specifications of the Sony a1 and delves more into real world usage with the camera in a variety of situations. A the time of publishing this, Sony has become aware of an issue with the eye sensor below the eyepiece when direct sunlight hits the back of the camera and causes it to malfunction. Sony is looking at this closely and is compiling data from Sony Pro Service Members about this issue and will be working on a solution. That is literally the only pain point about a1 that I am aware of. stay tuned to my channel for more information on this. Last, if you have received your a1 in the last month, please be aware there is already a firmware update available for it so be sure to download it and take care of that to get your best results. I love good questions and comments so please engage me in the comments below. If you are a CSbuild troll, be aware that my subscribers dig what I do and they show little mercy to attacks on my content. Please be kind and courteous to one another while visiting and posting in the comments section. Sincerely yours, pm-r :)

Komentáře
  • That kind of sums things up - by a real pro. Sony A1 is in a class by itself.

    William BibbWilliam BibbPřed 19 hodinami
  • This video pushed me over the edge. Placed my order yesterday. Can't wait to get it in my hands

    Steven TSteven TPřed 12 dny
  • So glad you continue to do reviews, PMR. There are dozens of CSbuild based camera reviewers who could take a page or 4000 from your work. So tired of high gloss influencers. You're the real deal.

    Marc MorrisMarc MorrisPřed 16 dny
  • Do you shoot in uncompressed RAW or lossless compressed RAW? And why?

    Maestro AgnewMaestro AgnewPřed 16 dny
  • I have the A1, how do you set S-Cinetone to work with photos as well as videos? I found the picture profile setting and set it to P11 (S-Cinetone), when I set the profile setting to S-Cinetone, does that auto apply to photos and videos or just video?

    Maestro AgnewMaestro AgnewPřed 16 dny
    • exactly-- S-Cinetone is active for both stills and video

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed 16 dny
  • Just had a quick question, we have been shooting my son‘s baseball game with a 7RIII and a 70 to 200 mm 2.8. I was looking at getting a Sony a II but then the Sony a 1 came out and my question to you is what will be The camera to get. We are also looking at getting a 600 mm lens to catch the outfield action that we can’t get with a 70-200 lens. Thank you for your time.

    Ricky VRicky VPřed 19 dny
  • Thanks for sharing your experience!!!! I own a canon 1dx Mark II , a Sony A7R4 and new the Sony A1. Its unbelievable what amazing results I get with the A1 together with my canon 85mm f1.2 lens . SUPER SHARP focus on the eye with almost no miss . Much better than the A7R4 . My canon 1dx Mark II does not even come close in terms with the autofocus to the A7R4. The A1 is a total game changer !

    Hans KuoniHans KuoniPřed 20 dny
  • What light do you use to create so many bokeh (light circles) in the background?

    Anh NguyenAnh NguyenPřed měsícem
  • I have some news for ya. 30 frames a second, uh, that’s called a MOVIE 😂😂🤪

    MrKenrwiMrKenrwiPřed měsícem
  • Excellent review, Thank you! Subbed ^^

    Swan StudiosSwan StudiosPřed měsícem
    • Awesome, thank you!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Hello again I'm waiting for my a1 to arrive in Germany. I get the next one. I like to do sports but I haven't purchased my 400 2.8 GM yet (it might be quite awhile for obvious reasons). I do have the 100-400 and 200-600 lenses. Have you tried those yet and how do they do with the a1? Thanks in advance.

    Peter ColichidasPeter ColichidasPřed měsícem
    • you will be very very happy Peter!!!! :)

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • This is a great video and reflection of one of the best cameras I've ever used. Anyone know how to fix my A1 constantly freezing up on me shooting in sunny conditions (i do a lot of outdoor and seems to happen around ISO 200 / 70-200GM) and how do i get 30fps Raw; no lossy compression? for my $6500.00 + $800.00 for memory + commie tax $710.00 camera?? If i only get 20 fps no lossy raw; i might return it for a cheaper brand/body that can do 20fps raw and save some money. - ok, found some posts online about A1 freezing up... i'm not the only one.

    J. KimmerJ. KimmerPřed měsícem
  • I am not very happy with my a1 after 2 weeks of use. HSS doesn't work properly at higher shutter speed, lots of bandings on the images. The IBIS takes much longer to stabilize, and in the past generation it used to be instantaneous. The EVF eye sensor position of the a1 is also more vulnerable to improper detection under harsh sunlight. The battery life is much worse than the a9 which I have been using for almost 4 years, and only after 15-20mins use, the camera is uncomfortably warm. And since the back dial is now elevated above to the surface of the top plate, the PASM dial lock made even less sense, unlocking it would easily cause accidental rotation of the back dial. I would still be keeping it for its amazing 50MP 30fps features, but I really love it less and less the more I use it.

    Shang-Hsien YangShang-Hsien YangPřed měsícem
    • @PM-R TV my Godox lights work properly with my a7R2 and a9 without banding regardless of the shutter speed. In the mean time you can check out "Is the Hype Real? Fstoppers Reviews the Sony a1" by Jason Vinson. Based on his test Elinchrom lights are affected as well. Based on my own testing with the a1, banding is more severe when the flash output power is low - say 1/128. At 1/2 or 1, it is not noticeable. The banding pattern also gets more severe when the shutter speed is shorter.

      Shang-Hsien YangShang-Hsien YangPřed měsícem
    • @Shang-Hsien Yang I can say this from my own experience--that Godox doesn't allow 1/8000th on much of their product line where I can shoot over 1/4000th with other brands like profoto, Elinchrom, and even Jinbei. if you are having HSS issues and you are using godox, it's not likely your camera.

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
    • @PM-R TV Thanks! I am also going to report to the service center here in Taipei. But I really appreciate your help! I really want the HSS problem and IBIS fixed with a firmware update. I can't keep my hopes up regarding the heat though, considering how powerful the a1 is, it is physics that makes the camera hot.

      Shang-Hsien YangShang-Hsien YangPřed měsícem
    • you are certainly in the minority of those who are using the a1, but I copied and pasted your comments and sent them to the engineers today. Kindest regards, pm-r :)

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • SONY 𝛂 1 - "It ruins you."

    Brett SimpsonBrett SimpsonPřed měsícem
    • lol, indeed!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • I love the A1 but have had lots of issues with the bright sun locking my evf and also a bigger problem is the camera just locking up and having to remove the battery. I still use it over my a9ii just for the apsc punch in for football. Just wish it was a smoother camera with less issues for the price. I know sony knows about these issues so maybe a update will clear some things up.

    DesignsbyDMDesignsbyDMPřed měsícem
    • I’ve heard of this blackout issue from several users....bad enough that some people had to return the camera...hopefully they fix with a firmware update 😯

      Mr BobMr BobPřed 22 dny
  • Thanks for the video Patrick the A1 is the first E-mount camera that I feel can allow me to replace my 3-A99m2's without having to worry about giving up something!

    351linzdoctor351linzdoctorPřed měsícem
    • Glad to help

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • audio is out of sync

    rhapsodistrhapsodistPřed měsícem
  • Great review, ready to jump from A7Riii to this. Will I notice a difference in image quality from the 42mp of the A7Riii to the 50mp of an A1?

    K WomackK WomackPřed měsícem
    • Yes, absolutely. Remember, it's not just about mp size but rather the processing of the images--you will be jumping an entire generation of camera (a7RIV) to get to a1. It will blow your mind...

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Has anyone seen 13 cameras? Hahaha

    Chris LChris LPřed měsícem
  • It would be good if this guy could do a comparison between Canon and Sony

    sexysilversurfersexysilversurferPřed měsícem
  • For sports, specifically high school football.

    Alex GarzaAlex GarzaPřed měsícem
  • PMR, best choice for a 300 2.8 on A-1? Canon /metabones Sigma 120-300 /mc11 Sony / LA-EA5 Sub $10k option, thanks?

    Alex GarzaAlex GarzaPřed měsícem
    • Sigma right now with MC11

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • 26:45, I shoot backup to 2nd card slot. Is there a possibility to delete synchronised slot 1 and 2? Couldn’t figure out this on my a9ii.

    Roland Rick PhotographyRoland Rick PhotographyPřed měsícem
  • Thanks for the superb review. OMG, 21:51, gear broken? Something’s flying away...

    Roland Rick PhotographyRoland Rick PhotographyPřed měsícem
    • I know, right? He kicked the a1 with the pocketwizard and godox trigger so hard it knocked the AA batteries out of the trigger! both my shins were bloody after but the scabs came off a couple weeks later. it hurt!!!!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Loved this..No mention of not being able to use the menu system,and no mythical nonsense about 'overheating'.This further proof that once you learn a camera,master it,and actually use it in the field,THEN you place yourself to truly have an accurate viewpoint.Now I need to get outside with two cups and get enough change to get back to Sony...

    michael smichael sPřed měsícem
    • lol

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Unfortunately the new eye sensor location often is a bit of a problem for bird photographers. Most of our shots are with the sun at our back, depending on our position, or how the camera is positioned the sensor seems to catch a lot of light and the EVF remains in blackout when we bring it to our eye. Lot's of sturm and drang over the issue and Sony has been notified. Other than that it's a fantastic camera. 100x better the the Canon 7DII I was shooting a year ago.

    Bill AtwoodBill AtwoodPřed měsícem
  • Thanks a lot PM-R for this detailed review...if you can put a word in for us to Sony: I believe, and have been believing since I got my first proper camera in 2015 (which thankfully happened to be an hybrid one), that double tapping should be available on all (Cn) buttons on all cameras...single tap = one function / double tap = different function...this would be smarter than adding Cn buttons...and simpler as I am pretty certain this is feasible via firmware update...and, of course, whose who don't need it / would find it "risky" would be able to disable double tapping. Cheers

    Gaël CaroGaël CaroPřed měsícem
    • @PM-R TV Hey PM-R. Glad you like it! With mirrorless cameras bringing more and more interesting features as time goes, menus are necessarily getting more and more crowded and even the "my menu" is not enough/too slow for many use cases IMHO. Any chance you have enough influence or can get enough people with enough influence to ask Sony to investigate feasibility of this? Cheers

      Gaël CaroGaël CaroPřed měsícem
    • interesting idea... I like it!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Hello again Patrick,having recently just acquired used Sony a9 in perfect condition(I luv the camera)it’s makes you wonder with Sony a1 have on earth are they gonna top that!looking forward renting 100-400 gm for my the Sony a9 shoot wildlife(normally shoot street)silent shooting is so good regardless how many frames you shoot.keep the videos coming.👍

    Colin DoyleColin DoylePřed měsícem
    • thanks Colin, Will do!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • waiting for it to dropped price wise? needed badly to complete my kit a7s3 and A1 will be perfect combo ....

    yohannsphotography videographyyohannsphotography videographyPřed měsícem
    • it could be quite some time before that happens... :(

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • I appreciate your insightful comments and honesty about working with the a-1. I picked up one yesterday and traded a ton of gear to offset the cost. I’ve only taken a few pix around the house and even then I could see the a-1 is both different AND better than anything I’ve used before. I’ve been a hybrid shooter for some time and have multiple formats for different applications. I shoot a variety of subjects in unpredictable settings like a photojournalist. I was drawn to the a-1 because I thought it might offer a way for me to simplify...settle on one camera and one format for 95% of what I do. So far I think the a-1 opens the door for that. And As much as the a-1 excels for action photography I have to say that it’s amazing in the way it renders an image (especially skin tones) in even crummy mixed lighting. I think the new sensor is something special in a multitude of ways. Do you know if the a-1 will still do 30fps with the Tamron 2.8 trinity or is the 30 FPS limited to Sony glass?

    SeattleDigitalVideoSeattleDigitalVideoPřed měsícem
    • I think it drops the fps slightly in the 20 fps range with Tamron E mount lenses--not sure if this is actually published anywhere though...

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • What do you do for initial software at import to cull volumes of massive files quickly?

    neelin wilsonneelin wilsonPřed měsícem
    • Photo Mechanic - Awesome for culling, captions, re-naming, and ftping

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • I love this camera and have already gotten some wonderful images. I do have a complaint in that during post I just end up with too many great images. For those of you that do bird photography I have a little warning, you are going to fall in love with taking shots of birds in flight to the point you will be taking shots knowing that you won't be keeping them. Also I have found myself taking shots of moths in flight just because they were there, nothing else was happening and because I could.

    David LewisDavid LewisPřed měsícem
    • Totally agree

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Hi, that's a great review! Thanks. I'm considering dropping my Nikon gear and moving over to Sony. One question, I understand you have all the focus points in APS-C mode available, but how is the viewfinder quality when you're in crop mode? Is it on par with the FF mode? Any concessions on the resolution vs frame rate front? In general, assuming you use a FF lens, is there any difference between crop and FF mode? Thanks, Greg.

    GB DR_PS_fanGB DR_PS_fanPřed měsícem
    • Thanks for your feedback.

      GB DR_PS_fanGB DR_PS_fanPřed měsícem
    • because you are starting out with so many pixels in the EVF in the first place, you don't really notice that much when you punch in. the Exception is when you are using the full bplast 240hz setting in the EVF for the fastest and least latency--here you will notice a change when punching in--but it doesn't really matter all that much. the reason? because most of your frames will be tack sharp anyways... you learn to trust what the camera can do. I am rarely disappointed!!!!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Nicely done. I am wondering... I've notice in my photos when I view them thru Sony A1 monitor they look amazingly sharp however when I transfer them to my laptop MacBook late 2019 photo images do not look as sharp vs. in camera monitor? I'm using Lightroom and Photoshop.

    jem gasjem gasPřed měsícem
    • try shooting jpg--they will look awesome all the time! I think what you might be seeing is low rez thumbnails from shooting RAW only files. Try shooting RAW + jpg and it should radically improve.

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Finally, a review that mentions the dual view EVF. I wear glasses and shoot with my left eye, so this could be the big game changer. Thank you Patrick, for your in depth and in the field description. Cheers Hamish

    Hamish A.Hamish A.Před měsícem
    • thanks Hamish! It really is nice to switch it back and forth depending on what I'm shooting!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • There are some camera reviewers which I respect a lot, like Gordon Laing (and Kasey Stern), but ultimately, I do want to hear from people who use the cameras for work. I think that one of the great things about Sony cameras is that they let you use log profiles for JPEGs, not just video. It's a pretty good way to preserve more DR in a format that can be immediately published as-is. It's not as good as JP2K or HEIF but it's better than nothing. Olympus gives you tone curve control which is a bit different. I'd be curious to know if the A1 is ISO invariant or not. That's kind of important if you're shooting RAW. BTW I *love* that shot at 8:10! It's like a Renaissance painting.

    Karim GhantousKarim GhantousPřed měsícem
    • @PM-R TV In short: ISO invariance is when underexposing (the RAW file) yields a result no different than changing the ISO setting. The advantage of this is that you can underexpose and protect your highlights, while your shadows don't change. That's the theory, and some cameras are different than others. This is the opposite of 'expose to the right', which kind of gets you thinking!

      Karim GhantousKarim GhantousPřed měsícem
    • thanks so much!!! Can you help me understand what you mean my ISO Invariant? Never heard that term before....

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Greetings from Africa Patrick. What have you gone and done to me!??? :-p I get my A1 on Wednesday, and I was nibbling at a second A1, but now I can definitely see my A9ii going, and being replaced by a second A1...EISH! Aaaaaaaggggghhhhhh! Great video Patrick... Keep up the great work. Take care, and be safe out there :-p Best regards. Tim

    Tim DrimanTim DrimanPřed měsícem
    • @PM-R TV Greetings again from Africa. I did it! I joined the SKIN Club ( Spend the Kids Inheritance Now) Sony were also very kind.....No2 will be with me tomorrow! :-p .... Take care and be safe out there. Keep up the great work :-p

      Tim DrimanTim DrimanPřed měsícem
    • thanks Tim. I ended up with two myself--the financial pain eases some each time I shoot them though...

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Wonderfully thoughtful, specific and relaxed take on the A1 from an accomplished pro photographer and profoundly decent human being.

    Three Blind Men and An Elephant ProductionsThree Blind Men and An Elephant ProductionsPřed měsícem
    • Here here

      Matt MoringMatt MoringPřed měsícem
    • Wow, thanks so much for the guy who owns class and deep thoughtfulness on YT!!!! UDAMAN

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Been shooting for a while now with the A1's as a pro sport photog: it is truly amazing. Issues: EVF switching malfuntions when the sun hits from the right rear in my case. Plus the camera sometimes locks up while shooting with the 70-200. Has happened quite a few times, but I can't pinpoint the exact circumstances when and why this happens. I suspect both can and will be solved with firmware updates. Everything else about these camera's is simply great. AF performance stunning, CF-A cards are fast enough (though I would still prefer faster XQD's), wireless FTP transfer easy and reliable, High ISO performance and the noise are very good. Ergonomics have been improved compared to the A9-2, but a larger body would still be good to have. The files allow lots of room for post processing if you want or need it. The new primes are great. I had a lot to complain about the A9-2's, but the A1 is really, really great.

    Arnd BronkhorstArnd BronkhorstPřed měsícem
    • Arnd, Sony is aware of the EVF switching issue and they are working on a fix. Agreed on all points--it's a pleasure to use and does everything FAST!!!!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Great video! I have started referring to the refresh rate of the EVF as 240Hz instead of 240fps to avoid confusion between shooting speed and EVF refresh rate.

    rghurstrghurstPřed měsícem
    • I should take that from you--thanks for the correction as you are right!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • I'm surprised that you're surprised about the value of 50MP in a sports camera, when you shot the 42MP a99ii for so long. Amazing to hear that the A1 is so much better than the A9/9ii, which is so much better than almost anything else already! 30fps just sounds to me like I need a whole other NAS for storage though. Great video, but I think the DOF is even a little TOO shallow on the talking head here (eye focus tracking, especially with the glasses, is impressive though). That basketball underexposed shot is incredible - the fact that the focus was spot on while so underexposed in something that can't be denied. Also, on deleting - does that delete from both cards? Finally, on the whole video though - production values: enhanced!! Great work, thank you!

    Bob DriscollBob DriscollPřed měsícem
    • thanks Bob!!! I appreciate your comments :)

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Great review - thanks for sharing, Patrick!

    Hans GuflerHans GuflerPřed měsícem
    • My pleasure!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • I emailed pro support about the EVF glitch, I'm sure it'll be a firmware thing they can resolve. Doesn't feel like a design flaw to me. I've had it happen a fair amount and lost a few moments. Another thing I noticed, is if you have S-Cinetone enabled for movies, it will disable the base (100), and extended (50, 64, 80) iso's even if you revert to shooting still images. Hopefully they can allow both soon... Other than that, it's a hot rod in a pinto sized body haha

    JimmyqballsJimmyqballsPřed měsícem
    • love the pinto reference!!!!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Always nice to hear from a working professional photographer who's been at it long enough to have some perspective.

    Photo TrekrPhoto TrekrPřed měsícem
    • thanks much!!!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • I don't use the back LCD much but with Sony updating the lcd on the A7RIV is there any danger of them doing the same with the A1?

    Steve PuppeSteve PuppePřed měsícem
    • I hope they don't do the flippy screen thing on anything that follows the a1, a9II--I hate that screen!!!!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Out of all the reviewers out there, I appreciate your opinion the most. Unfortunately, no matter how great this camera is, it is way above my pay grade! But thanks for the incentive... lol!

    pkh540pkh540Před měsícem
    • Fair enough!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Always enjoy your videos! Great to get the real oil from a person who makes his living from actually using the camera!!

    Geoffrey McKayGeoffrey McKayPřed měsícem
    • Right on!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Always great content 👍👍

    kram0173kram0173Před měsícem
    • Much appreciated

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Fantastic review Patrick, very honest and precise findings, thanks for sharing, I have had mine for a month and have put over 30000 images thru it, I do nature / BIF photography, not big slow birds like a lot of people lol. instagram.com/mykelphotography7/?hl=en. I love everything Sony have done with the Alpha1, I have not touched my A9 since, keep up the great work!

    Mick JuryMick JuryPřed měsícem
    • Thanks for sharing

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • thanks for the review but,i do not see anything that the R5 won't do for almost 1800 cheaper. plus they are still using the cheap dials instead of of a top lcd screen and ,also. the speed. the cfxexpress b are twice as fast as the A.

    steve fitzgeraldsteve fitzgeraldPřed měsícem
    • @steve fitzgerald What R3? Can you buy that right now?

      351linzdoctor351linzdoctorPřed měsícem
    • @PM-R TV can u spell R3!!!!!!! bye bye A1

      steve fitzgeraldsteve fitzgeraldPřed měsícem
    • all I can say is... wow! 30 fps, 1/400th strobe sync, 1/32,000th shutter speed, tracking AF, full sized HDMI port, Ethernet Port, S-Cinetone, -- that's 7 things off the top of my head...

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Sounds like a Fanboy Review...

    Donald KelleyDonald KelleyPřed měsícem
    • @Daniel Daugherty It's a video about the A1. Why would he talk about Canon.? And yet he is accused of being a fanboy and making an advertisement for Sony. Go figure.

      Tommy LinTommy LinPřed měsícem
    • @PM-R TV ​ You should at least mention the Canons so it would not sound like an extended Sony advertisement. I loved my A7R series bodies until I had repeatedly, amazingly bad experiences with Sony service. Multiple events, multiple issues with just terrible service. I have had very good service from Canon (and amazingly good from Olympus)... The A1 has some great capabilities but Sony has become known for some very bad service experiences. Hopefully they will improved but there is no way I would chance my livelihood on Sony service if I needed a quick repair or loaner.

      Daniel DaughertyDaniel DaughertyPřed měsícem
    • you've got that right!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
    • That's because he's a Sony ambassador, which means he's going to exaggerate the camera's strengths and gloss over its deficiencies.

      SaoirseSaoirsePřed měsícem
  • That picture at 15:08 is just jaw-doppingly good.

    Rodrigo de PiérolaRodrigo de PiérolaPřed měsícem
    • @PM-R TV Hi, Patrick. How far back do you typically have to shoot from for portraits with the 135?

      Alien Drone ServicesAlien Drone ServicesPřed měsícem
    • thanks so much! She's a really nice person too. The 135mm f/1.8GM is my go to lens for portraits--any excuse to use it works for me!!!

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • This will be my first Sony; but used camera in the future; when version two is out .

    Juan LopezJuan LopezPřed měsícem
    • understandable

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • Thanks PM-R . We needed this clear voice from a working pro. Cheers

    Gerald WilliamsGerald WilliamsPřed měsícem
    • Glad it helped

      PM-R TVPM-R TVPřed měsícem
  • The EVF sensor sucks and the bird eye misses quite a bit. Massive blackouts shooting wildlife. Not sure how the EVF sensor problem was missed during the testing period. They also need t o improve the bird eye autofocus. It's not perfect, but a very good camera overall minus the bird eye and the EVF sensor issue.

    Mirwais AzamiMirwais AzamiPřed měsícem
    • @Mirwais Azami Yawn….zzzzz.

      Michael HainsMichael HainsPřed měsícem
    • @Mirwais Azami I do own it and I do not have the issue - perhaps I use a better technique. A rare and intermittent issue does not qualify as "massive blackouts". Your exaggerated feedback impacts your credibility.

      Michael HainsMichael HainsPřed měsícem
    • @Michael Hains Why would I comment if I didn't own it. Obviously you don't own it because you would know about the EVF sensor problem.

      Mirwais AzamiMirwais AzamiPřed měsícem
    • @Michael Hains Haha...

      Mirwais AzamiMirwais AzamiPřed měsícem
    • Sounds like you have never even used the A1. I have and your comments are complete nonsense or you do not know how to use the camera - the A1 is beyond your abilities and you need to improve your technique.

      Michael HainsMichael HainsPřed měsícem
  • What 3 lenses do you believe are critical for Sony to release or update?

    Thomas BreithauptThomas BreithauptPřed měsícem
    • Hah, spoken by a true sports guy!

      Thomas BreithauptThomas BreithauptPřed měsícem
    • 1. FE300mm f/2.8GM 2. FE300mm f/4G 3. FE200-400mm f/4GM

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  • Another great video with great insights. Thanks so much!

    Soso MelodiesSoso MelodiesPřed měsícem
    • Glad it was helpful!

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  • How do you set the S-Cinetone to still photos in the menu? Is applied to raw? I am not clear what you mean. I am not too familiar with Sony menus either. Thanks.

    Janelle Morte-LoriganJanelle Morte-LoriganPřed měsícem
    • Thanks!

      Janelle Morte-LoriganJanelle Morte-LoriganPřed měsícem
    • no problem--it is picture profile 11, which you can only achieve in jpg, not RAW.

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  • I like your statements cause your words are upon field experience and trustable. Thank you

    mrz 1342mrz 1342Před měsícem
    • thanks so much!!!

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  • What lens are you using?! The DoF is stunning!

    R GarciaR GarciaPřed měsícem
    • that is the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 on the a6600. Sweet, isn't it? :)

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  • Patrick, always good to see a new video of yours drop. Have you considered chapter markers? I'm absolutely going to watch the whole video, but chapter markers would be helpful when needing to refer back to a certain section for review. (But if markers take away from your YT algorithm by letting viewers skip around, then forget I said anything!)

    Anthony CAnthony CPřed měsícem
    • I'll try to figure it out--I'm better at making the content than understanding everything in the back end of YT. It's a great idea and it would help people. thanks! pm-r :)

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  • Patrick, have you shot in bright sunlight? My EVF locks up and I know others are experiencing this issue. I have re-initialised the camera and also tried a a deeper eyecup. Apart from that I have no issues, but it has meant missed opportunities.

    spitfire1962spitfire1962Před měsícem
    • @FarzadFarzamfar LOL, I hear you on the makeup thing--if only I was 30 years younger!!!!

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    • Not bad. You convinced me to buy this camera. However, a softer light, more depth of field an maybe a bit of makeup would make this talking head style video more enjoyable.

      FarzadFarzamfarFarzadFarzamfarPřed měsícem
    • @juan sierra if you just put your finger over the sensor and take it off again, it starts working again.

      spitfire1962spitfire1962Před měsícem
    • @juan sierra please see my replay to spitfire...

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    • SONY is aware of this issue and is working on a solution. I actually got a call from a SONY Pro Service Rep. asking me about this BEFORE I ever experienced it myself. Crazy good, those people...

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  • Thank you for the great Review. I also will go for the a1 this year (Currently own a9 and a7iii). Cannot wait to use such great Piece of Technology.

    Tobias MüllerTobias MüllerPřed měsícem
    • Glad I could help!

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  • Thank You Patrick, any idea of how the sigma 500mm f4 may work with the A1

    juan sierrajuan sierraPřed měsícem
    • @PM-R TV I agree, i tried the 120-300 Sigma and It does pretty good, not perfect but for the price is great combo

      juan sierrajuan sierraPřed měsícem
    • While I haven't tried it, it should be the best of all the cameras with adapted glass.

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