EDWARD ARTISTE

Lives in United States New York City, NY, United States
Works as a Digital Art Director, Photographer, Illustrator
Joined on Dec 29, 2009
About me:

On a photographic journey, and loving every minute of it.

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BobYIL: Dear dpr,

Most of us can not afford a D5 or 1DXII but still need a camera with excellent AF capabilities and "reasonable" cost. How about taking one of these two as reference and running a comparative test involving the D500, 7DII and A6300 so that we could have a clear and objective idea where each could stand concerning AF and responsiveness? I am sure this will receive more interest than the top-two pro cameras.

To heck with that, make it the 80d vs 7d2 vs d500...the sony has been tested to death already.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1940 comments in total)
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abi170845: Wouldn't a person be more interested in buying quality lenses than a DSLR?

Oh yeah..you mean about the lens needing a camera...very silly, indeed. Shame on me.

I'm done, enjoy your intellectual outing. (smirks) :P

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (611 comments in total)
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GRUBERND: this will go into the hall of fame of legendary cameras, trust me. i haven't used a more universal camera ever. if Nikon would ditch their confusing and overly crappy menu-system and the random distribution of items therein it would be perfect.
luckily this camera rarely needs menuing after initial setup.

The ugly nikon menus were one of the reasons i went canon in the first place- the other was support.

Especially nikon lower end camera-s super ugly lcd-like graphics and such. Canon kills them in this very important aspect, imho.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 14:06 UTC

Eye em is a great little baby instagram - however i rarely use it because the IDIOTIC tagging system makes me want to toss my phone.

Even worse, the app does not like when you dont use location services to tell the world your address from when you are posting from home. At least with instagram, since it uses foursquare, you can just give it an other location.

Did i mention that i truly despise the tagging system?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 13:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1940 comments in total)
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abi170845: Wouldn't a person be more interested in buying quality lenses than a DSLR?

Guidenet answered already. Nothing more to add to such a silly 'debate'.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1940 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: @DR Review guy(s)

I'm interested in a 80d. How does the 80d live view tracking compare to:

- the 3d eye tracking for both eyes/faces
- in stills & movement (say, model posing, modest to low speed)

Im looking for this ability to be able to capture more movement in my model photography

thx in advance

@Rishi

The model was not moving for that shoot- I was using one shot, single focus point expanded. Close up portrait, so the eye was a good size. Ive learned to always check AF for critical shots because of situations like that.

I quickly tested the 80d at BH- all live view. Wasn't quite sure how to set up the tracking properly. I set it to face tracking - trying it with servo and one shot. While the tracking was okay while half pressing the shutter, it frequently jumped to another location or part of the image. I tried tracking people walking back and forth in the store, without much success - mostly for poor shooting conditions.

And yeah you're right, the tracking square is quite large, and im not sure if you can zoom into the image and shoot (likely not). Once i can figure out how to use it properly

The buffer took a long time to clear after about 7 frames (reminded me of 6300 review comments). Like 10 seconds.

Where's a camera testing best friend when you need one.. :P

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 02:35 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1940 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: @DR Review guy(s)

I'm interested in a 80d. How does the 80d live view tracking compare to:

- the 3d eye tracking for both eyes/faces
- in stills & movement (say, model posing, modest to low speed)

Im looking for this ability to be able to capture more movement in my model photography

thx in advance

@Rishi thx a bunch.

In terms of accuracy/focus locking, I hope this can work well @ f1.8/f2 since its a crop body. I generally set my 5d3 to 2.8 and commence firing ;)

Having eyes always in focus is a GODSEND. On a previous shoot, a style model had her head turned towards me about 45 degrees. My 5d3 was capturing her far eye...it was a pain to AFMA on the spot (but i did get the shot).

I imagine the tracking from both cameras could help with this..im still learning how to use servo properly ;/

I would have loved to lock onto that near eye and catch a sequence of her moderately turning her head to me and breaking into smile while some wind catches her hair. I hope the 80d can manage that.

Cheers

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1940 comments in total)
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abi170845: Wouldn't a person be more interested in buying quality lenses than a DSLR?

What does a lens do without a camera?

Wow.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1940 comments in total)

@DR Review guy(s)

I'm interested in a 80d. How does the 80d live view tracking compare to:

- the 3d eye tracking for both eyes/faces
- in stills & movement (say, model posing, modest to low speed)

Im looking for this ability to be able to capture more movement in my model photography

thx in advance

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 17:54 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies

YAWN :P ....my lowepro's have been rocking this secure feature for quite some time now. Lowepro Flipside 300 even holds a 5d3 + lenses + flash + macbook pro 13". Go figure :P

That said, manfrotto bags have nothing on lowepro....overbuilt to the point of needlessness, monster squarish features and the lack of secure feeling and materials that lowepro has in spades.

The square openings are truly terrible- just go to bh and see how easy it is to get gear in and out of it.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 01:44 UTC as 8th comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)
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Chris62: So.... we can say D80 is disappointing.

The newest model from the leading producer in this price should be equipped with BSI CMOS sensor (it could solve DR issue), 4k movies and photo mode to be competitive to Panasonic 4k cameras or Sony A6300, and should be ff/bf issues free.

Maybe next model will be better and meet the expectations ???

Two years old Samsung NX1 body beats this Canon in every aspect (except of system age lens & accessories offer and mirror difference of course )

No..we can say, you think the ATD is disappointing while others most certainly do not.

Fixed :)

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)
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lawny13: People bash canon a bit too much (me myself included) I can't help but always want the best for my money, and like everyone else I tend to compare what I have to what is over on the other side do the fence. There is no other way to say it but I am disappointed, though for a large part due to my own circumstances. I am looking to move up from the 70D to FF, and I just can't stand the idea of getting a 6D while a new one might be around the corner.

I love my canon in hand compared to a Nikon, but I can't help but compare the IQ and wish canon had a FF camera that competes both in price and IQ to the competition. Would stick with them if they did... Might still of the 6DII comes out I the next 6 months.

So that is how I feel as a photographer. But as an engineer in the lithography business I do understand why it is likely this way. Fabs are very expensive to set up or upgrade. Processes require a long time to perfect and when you are that big and with your facilities in full operates you have to weight the costs, the gains, and the production you have to maintain. With a large market share you tend to have good exposure regardless of how many people may complain. Sony was new to enter they could use already existing tech to do fast prototyping in order to have a technological edge. So Sony had a starting point a good foot steps ahead. But in time their facilities (think hardware) will also be well established and they will continue to push what they can do with what they have. As we see canon is in progress with a change. It will be cost effective to offer better DR in all their lines as their fans are converted/upgraded. Then may likely enter a new cycle to push their tech with what they have, and the roadmap was likely set up with Sony sensors in mind. They will likely surpass the Sony sensor or at least match it for many years after. As big as they are and with how limited they are with the hardware they have set up canon plays of times scales in a decade or more.

That is my logic. I may be wrong. Regardless I can't wait for years to go FF. And since my life is considerable shorter than a companies I have to make the best choice for me. I like canon, I really do, but I am not deeply invested in glass like many of you (I don't like buying EF-S lenses thinking about going FF). Thing is that I am fairly certain I can learn to like another system as well. In the end as many people said, all these cameras can take great photos, so I am not exactly bent on that. The thing I dislike about th canons is that they do seem to cripple some of their systems. Had the 6D had a better AF (especially all cross type) and a joystick I would be all over it (for its current price). If the new 6Dii had great DR, great low light focusing and ISO I think it will be a big hit.

if you only shoot center point -useless for much portrait work - then i suppose its fine.

The outer points are horrendous however. They have failed me many many times.

Made even worse that the the points are comically smashed in the center of the frame.

One cross point is the ultimate bottom barrel af at this point in time - it was when the camera ws released also. It so bad, a rebel (granted they always had good af) will run circles around it, though the configuration is similar (pre T3i)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)
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Nick Brundle - Photography: I own a 70D and won't be updating to an 80D.
I firmly believe that working within limitations helps you become a better photographer.
IT’S NOT THE CAMERA, IT’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER

The Live view Af ability is critical. Confirmed to me by Sean at TDP, 3rd party lenses that may have af issues- especially sigma- will work BETTER using the 80d live view (or mirrorless/live view in general).

Since no other body on the market has the 80d's ability, its easy to see that if it can work for you, get it.

simple.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 13:44 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: D7200 wins this in all aspects, excl. video properties.

Wins this in all... stop reading right there. So sad.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 03:48 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)
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lawny13: People bash canon a bit too much (me myself included) I can't help but always want the best for my money, and like everyone else I tend to compare what I have to what is over on the other side do the fence. There is no other way to say it but I am disappointed, though for a large part due to my own circumstances. I am looking to move up from the 70D to FF, and I just can't stand the idea of getting a 6D while a new one might be around the corner.

I love my canon in hand compared to a Nikon, but I can't help but compare the IQ and wish canon had a FF camera that competes both in price and IQ to the competition. Would stick with them if they did... Might still of the 6DII comes out I the next 6 months.

So that is how I feel as a photographer. But as an engineer in the lithography business I do understand why it is likely this way. Fabs are very expensive to set up or upgrade. Processes require a long time to perfect and when you are that big and with your facilities in full operates you have to weight the costs, the gains, and the production you have to maintain. With a large market share you tend to have good exposure regardless of how many people may complain. Sony was new to enter they could use already existing tech to do fast prototyping in order to have a technological edge. So Sony had a starting point a good foot steps ahead. But in time their facilities (think hardware) will also be well established and they will continue to push what they can do with what they have. As we see canon is in progress with a change. It will be cost effective to offer better DR in all their lines as their fans are converted/upgraded. Then may likely enter a new cycle to push their tech with what they have, and the roadmap was likely set up with Sony sensors in mind. They will likely surpass the Sony sensor or at least match it for many years after. As big as they are and with how limited they are with the hardware they have set up canon plays of times scales in a decade or more.

That is my logic. I may be wrong. Regardless I can't wait for years to go FF. And since my life is considerable shorter than a companies I have to make the best choice for me. I like canon, I really do, but I am not deeply invested in glass like many of you (I don't like buying EF-S lenses thinking about going FF). Thing is that I am fairly certain I can learn to like another system as well. In the end as many people said, all these cameras can take great photos, so I am not exactly bent on that. The thing I dislike about th canons is that they do seem to cripple some of their systems. Had the 6D had a better AF (especially all cross type) and a joystick I would be all over it (for its current price). If the new 6Dii had great DR, great low light focusing and ISO I think it will be a big hit.

6d Af is pathetic. I wish it wasn't, is a very comfortable body to use. I think the 6d2 will be the most interesting canon predict coming. It will show how much they are willing to butcher a product to keep it away specwise from the 5d.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)
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Chris62: So.... we can say D80 is disappointing.

The newest model from the leading producer in this price should be equipped with BSI CMOS sensor (it could solve DR issue), 4k movies and photo mode to be competitive to Panasonic 4k cameras or Sony A6300, and should be ff/bf issues free.

Maybe next model will be better and meet the expectations ???

Two years old Samsung NX1 body beats this Canon in every aspect (except of system age lens & accessories offer and mirror difference of course )

You guys are so dramatic. How is that samsung...oh...is DISCONTINUED...ah ok yes its better to have a camera that no longer exists.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 01:52 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)
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Le_Kilt: One thing not mentioned much is reach. Many have bought a 7D or 7D II as a second body for the extra reach since the 1D series went Full frame with less pixels per duck. With this new sensor and a few more MPx, I'll be trying it out as a replacement for my 7D. If the image quality is there, it should be good.
Now, if Canon could put the sensor in a 7D III, keeping the 7D II tracking and adding the 80D touch swivel screen, that would be cool...

Not hard to beat 7d image quality. Not hard at all

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)
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Nick Brundle - Photography: I own a 70D and won't be updating to an 80D.
I firmly believe that working within limitations helps you become a better photographer.
IT’S NOT THE CAMERA, IT’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Liked your comment, but your statement is pretty pointless here.

The the photographer and the camera, to be exact. Makes a great combo :)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 01:42 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)

"FlexiZone-Multi live view focus mode is confusing"

That sounds INSANE. multi live view?

(head explodes, dont know wtf)

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:35 UTC as 57th comment
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Debankur Mukherjee: MF always wins over AF...............

Thats the craziest statement ever.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
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