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11-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #16
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The VG900 is the first full frame mirrorless since it has a Sony NEX E-mount that takes low cost PK-NEX adapters.
Joe, thanks for coming back and sharing this with us

If you happen to take some stills with DA glass, maybe share some corner crops in the https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/31629-da-lens-...ts-thread.html . Thanks.


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Welcome back, Joe and thanks for sharing your experiences with the VG900. What a great option for Pentaxians.
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Joe, thanks for coming back and sharing this with us

If you happen to take some stills with DA glass, maybe share some corner crops in the https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/31629-da-lens-...ts-thread.html . Thanks.
Hi Falk, I did test my APS-C Pentax mount Tamron 10-24mm zoom @10mm and here is what the vignetting looks like with the hood off:

Vignetting is almost gone @14mm:

The 10-24mm with PK=NEX adapter :

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Welcome back, Joe and thanks for sharing your experiences with the VG900. What a great option for Pentaxians.
It looks like it may be the only full frame mirrorless for awhile after seeing this quote from Sony:

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Q&A with Sony's Mark Weir: Will full-frame go mirrorless ?

DE: Does a full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera make sense?

MW: Well actually, we just introduced one. It's called the NEX-VG900. Most think of it in the context of a camcorder, but it is also an admirable still camera as well, and it does have an E-mount and it does have a full-frame image sensor, and you can use E-mount lenses on it. Needless to say with an APS-C crop, or it's also supplied with the LA-EA3 mount adapter, so it also offers an A-mount as well. But the idea of a full frame E-mount camera, yeah, we already announced it, it's called the NEX-VG900.

DE: Well, obviously very different form factors. I guess the question is does a rangefinder-style full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless makes sense?

MW: Well, I think everyone understands that if we can make the VG900, we could make a still camera variant of that. But what's really on everyone's mind, I would imagine, is an E-mount interchangeable lens camera together with E-mount full frame interchangeable lenses, and that's a different discussion. But can the camera be made and can it use full frame A-mount lenses? Yes, the product in the context of the VG900 was already announced. We have them on display here. But I think what those who are suggesting that a full-frame E-mount camera be developed is a full frame E-mount camera together with E-mount lenses that would operate with it and offer full frame coverage. And all one has to do is to look at the RX1 disassembled model and see the optical challenge that would represent."
Q&A with Sony’s Mark Weir: Will full-frame go mirrorless, and what’s the deal with Dual AF? - Imaging Resource

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Looking at the VG900, our readers are speculating on whether you will make a full frame E-mount stills-oriented camera. What can you say to them?

MW: The VG900 demonstrated that the E-mount lens mount can support a full frame sensor. Building the lenses that can cover a full frame imaging circle at that flange back distance is another matter. We'll see. The benefits of making a smaller camera with a full frame sensor and interchangeable lenses are clear. The E-mount that could do that would be a little different than the E-mount that we know today. But it is possible. Much of the lens geometry you see in the RX1 is what it would take to realize that design.
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I would be very interested in a dxomark.com evaluation of the VG900 as a stills camera.
Is it just the 24MP FF A99/RX-1 sensor in E-mount, or something different?
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I would be very interested in a dxomark.com evaluation of the VG900 as a stills camera.
Is it just the 24MP FF A99/RX-1 sensor in E-mount, or something different?
It seems it is, but w/o the mirror, it should have a better low light score than the A99.

But maybe it isn't because an ideal camcorder should downsample HD from the full still resolution (to avoid aliasing, moir and noise) and have a global shutter to avoid rolling shutter artefacts.

Maybe, jogiba can detail on that.
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I think the sensor is the same in all three new Sony full frame cameras since they all have 24mp jpeg/RAW stills mode and 1080p60 video. The RX1 has a shutter speed limit of 1/4000 or 1/2000 @ F2 compared to the VG900 and A99 with 1/8000 sec.


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Explore the possibilities with the first Full-Frame 35mm camcorder. Choose from the vast supply of lenses available for use with the appropriate adapter. Nikon, Canon, Zeiss, Leica, PL mount, the list is endless.
Filmmaking with the NEX-VG900

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