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Old 29-07-2017, 05:10 PM
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Arrow Petition against Sony's Star Eater

Hi all!



A petition is now online against the Star Eater.



It has been proposed by myself and reviewed by Laurent Laveder, Thierry Legault, Ian Norman, Damian Peach, Aaron D. Priest and Babak Takeshi.



We invite you to sign it and share it to the max:

http://www.change.org/p/sony-remove-...and-a9-cameras



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Old 29-07-2017, 05:27 PM
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Signed,even i am not a Sony owner.
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Old 29-07-2017, 07:13 PM
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sony star eater

Me too, as a contemplating buying one for the full frame goodness.
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Old 30-07-2017, 07:02 AM
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Thanks, done too!
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Old 31-07-2017, 12:27 PM
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Signed, I like my SONY, just wish I could tether it ..
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:19 AM
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The petition is online since 3 days and already collected 518 signatures ! Thank you all !

Do not hesitate to share it on Facebook, Tweeter... and to send the link to the astronomy magazines, to the photography associations, to the photographers (well known or not), etc.

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Old 01-08-2017, 09:54 PM
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Hear, hear! Maybe we need to get another petition going re. Their SDK
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:51 AM
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I think some Nikon models "suffered" of similar disease in the past? This was the reason why I am now in the Canon club....
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:29 AM
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I think some Nikon models "suffered" of similar disease in the past? This was the reason why I am now in the Canon club....
Yes it did. Exactly the same issue. Marianne Oleund fixed it for Nikon and they implemented the change. She has a detailed writeup about the change but basically I think it was making the detection size of the hot pixels tighter.
Currently Sony's and past Nikons detection size was too big thus picking up some stars.

Nikon has been fixed for quite a while now. I am not sure exactly when but it must have been several years ago now.

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Old 02-08-2017, 04:08 PM
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Thumbs up

The petition just turned 1000 signatures a few hours ago, after being only 4 days online.



Thank you all*



But the "quest" is not ending, the petition shall now be shared as widely as possible, in particular in the printed and online photography and astronomy magazines/blogs. If you know journalists or blogs editors, keep them aware !



You are also invited to ask authors of reviews of the A6000, A6300, A6500, A7 mk I and II, A7S mk I and II, A7R mk I and II and A9 to warn the reader of the Star Eater issue. For example no mention is made on the Star Eater issue in the reviews of DxoMark, Ken Rockwell, DPReview... this is misleading ! One request will not make them change their reviews, but several requests...



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Old 06-08-2017, 06:05 AM
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More than 2000 signatures 8 days after it is online ! Wonderful ! Thank you to all supporters
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:47 PM
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3200 today !
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Old 27-08-2017, 02:22 AM
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The petition has now been supported by more than 4000 persons!

It is available in 4 languages:
- english
- french
- spanish
- russian

Please:
If you speak Spanish or Russian, post the links to the Spanish or Russian versions of the petition on the Spanish and Russian forums / Facebook/ Twitter... about photography, nightscape and astronomy !


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Old 27-08-2017, 02:54 AM
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Signed and shared. Thx
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:07 PM
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Here are the most recent statistics about the supporters of the petition.

No of supporters counted by Change.org: 4 394
No of doubles: 7
No of supporters without doubles: 4 387

Supporters by country:
  • United States 1167
  • France 483
  • Germany 370
  • United Kingdom 296
  • Australia 191
  • Canada 153
  • Russia 147
  • Italy 135
  • Spain 105
  • Switzerland 94
  • Netherlands 81
  • Sweden 60
  • Austria 58
  • Belgium 57
  • Japan 55
  • Bulgaria 50
  • Hong Kong 48
  • New Zealand 48
  • Denmark 46
  • Singapore 46
  • Thailand 43
  • Taiwan 36
  • Georgia 35
  • Finland 34
  • Czech Republic 33
  • Norway 33
  • India 31
  • Malaysia 31
  • Poland 27
  • Portugal 25
  • Croatia 23
  • Ukraine 23
  • Brazil 21
  • Philippines 20
  • Greece 18
  • Indonesia 18
  • Romania 18
  • Ireland 17
  • Mexico 17
  • Hungary 16
  • Argentina 14
  • Chile 10
  • Turkey 10
  • United Arab Emirates 10
  • Slovakia 9
  • Israel 7
  • Belarus 6
  • Lithuania 6
  • Slovenia 6
  • Vietnam 6
  • Réunion 5
  • Serbia 5
  • China 4
  • Cyprus 4
  • Estonia 4
  • Qatar 4
  • South Africa 4
  • Sri Lanka 4
  • Kuwait 3
  • Luxembourg 3
  • South Korea 3
  • Armenia 2
  • Egypt 2
  • El Salvador 2
  • French Guiana 2
  • Greenland 2
  • Guatemala 2
  • Iceland 2
  • Kazakhstan 2
  • Latvia 2
  • Oman 2
  • Pakistan 2
  • Saudi Arabia 2
  • Algeria 1
  • Andorra 1
  • Azerbaijan 1
  • Bolivia 1
  • Colombia 1
  • Costa Rica 1
  • Ecuador 1
  • Ethiopia 1
  • Faroe Islands 1
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  • Guam 1
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  • Morocco 1
  • Paraguay 1
  • Saint Barthélemy 1
  • Sudan 1
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Supporters by continent:
  • Europe 2299
  • North America 1345
  • Asia 433
  • Oceania 241
  • South America 52
  • Africa 17
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:32 PM
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And after all this what is the end result????
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Old 19-09-2017, 03:46 PM
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The petition has now gathered more than 5000 supporters. Many thanks to all supporters.

It will soon be available in Swedish.
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Old 26-09-2017, 06:46 PM
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A rumor at SonyAlphaRumors says a firmware update may soon be online to solve the Star Eater but ... on mk II cameras only.

Why not the mk I ?

Source : http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-s...r-eater-issue/

Continue to sign the petition (if not signed yet) or share it !
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Old 31-10-2017, 01:15 AM
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Hi!

The petition is now over 6000 supporters, and to celebrate that number, three new translations are available :
- german (thanks to Beate Gauthier) : https://www.change.org/p/sony-sternenfresser-d
- japanese (thanks to Boris and Makiko) : https://www.change.org/p/sony-remove-star-eater-jp
- swedish (thanks to Nisse Rudhag) : https://www.change.org/p/sony-star-eater-se

At the time I write these lines, the above petitions counters have not been merged to the petitions counter below.

These three new translations join the following:
- spanish (thanks to Mrs Degot-Longhi) : https://www.change.org/p/sony-comedor-de-estrellas-sp
- russian (thanks to Daria) : https://www.change.org/p/sony-star-eater-ru
- english (thanks to Aaron D. Priest, Thierry Legault, and Ian Norman for their review) : https://www.change.org/p/sony-remove-star-eater-en
- french : https://www.change.org/p/sony-mangeur-etoiles-fr


Don't hesitate to share these links to the forums and social communities you subscribe to !


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Old 24-11-2017, 10:15 AM
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Update on A7III:

https://petapixel.com/2017/11/21/son...rs-new-report/

It still does look an amazing camera!

https://www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au/sony-a7r-iii

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PROD...y-a7r-iiiA.HTM
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