Dester Wallaboo

Dester Wallaboo

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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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Don Sata: This camera's main feature article comments seem to be stagnated around the 500 mark. The X-Pro2 got more than 1,300 and it's not even noon of it's first day and Sony's new 6300 has about 300 already.

I believe this is quite telling of the interest a camera like this or Nikon's (400 comments) generate.

Actually.... it isn't that more people are interested in a $1,000 camera... it's that most people only need a $1,000 camera. That doesn't negate the necessity of the $6,000 camera for those who need it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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1DXMARKII: Anything about dynamic range and high iso?

We'll appreciate for this.
Dynamic range
New focusing system

Performance at low iso(100) high iso(6400) extreme iso(51200)

Comparison with the predessor ,1dx

I'm going to guess that the sensor is probably in line with the C300 II... so something like 15 stops.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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Eric8255: The actual saying is:

Amateurs talk about gear,Professionals talk about money and masters talk about light" - but your point is well taken

Eric

I guess sayings get mixed up over time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 01:04 UTC
On photo revelation in the Post Processing Challenge - Look challenge (1 comment in total)

Interesting that you changed her eyes. I had considered doing that as her left eye is tucked way too far into the corner looking over her nose. But it wasn't a paid job, so I passed on it. :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 00:56 UTC as 1st comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)

I heard a saying once from a photographer I highly respect: "Amateurs talk about gear. Professionals talk about composition. Masters talk about light."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On photo Lily Ciara as Harley Quinn in the Post Processing Challenge - Look challenge (2 comments in total)
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Stevequad: Perhaps you should re-read the challenge instructions..
Just tryin' to help out here.

What did I miss?.... Post-processing?.... mine definitely has it....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 04:38 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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sebasantos: Hello, I have a Canon 5D Mark III and I have focus peaking, zebras and lots of features that sony users say that canon are missing. And also my 5DIII has 14 stops dynamic range. It's free and easy to have those features. I don't use it for video, but there are also a lot of features for video like RAW video, etc, etc, etc.
I am not going to buy this camera, I don't need it but i am very interested in the sensor performance, because I hope that 5DIV is in its way and use the new sensor technology. If the 5DS sensor without the new technology close the gap between sensors, I think that the new sensor could be a very good surprise. The patent for this new sensor was introduced in 2014, so they were working in it for a long period of years.

OK... makes sense. I shoot with ML as well. Though I don't use the dual ISO setting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 01:39 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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sebasantos: Hello, I have a Canon 5D Mark III and I have focus peaking, zebras and lots of features that sony users say that canon are missing. And also my 5DIII has 14 stops dynamic range. It's free and easy to have those features. I don't use it for video, but there are also a lot of features for video like RAW video, etc, etc, etc.
I am not going to buy this camera, I don't need it but i am very interested in the sensor performance, because I hope that 5DIV is in its way and use the new sensor technology. If the 5DS sensor without the new technology close the gap between sensors, I think that the new sensor could be a very good surprise. The patent for this new sensor was introduced in 2014, so they were working in it for a long period of years.

Canon sensors are great. I shoot Canon for various reasons. One being that they have the largest, most flexible lens selection available on any camera in the market. Bar none.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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Tim Gander: Gotta love the commenters calling this a "brick" and a "dinosaur" and proclaiming that having a mirror is somehow hobbling the usability of the camera. Tell you what, go stick a 600mm lens on your Sony or whatever and let us all know how you get on covering a news or sports event in rubbish weather.

This camera isn't for me, but I do know who it's for and I'm not going to deride it just because it doesn't suit the work I do. I bet there'll be lots of agency photographers getting a nice update in the next spending round and a few freelances will be ready to upgrade older, worn-out bodies.

You nailed it. Kudos.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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MHJ19: Meh. Cannon is still trying to screw their loyal customers by purposely limiting the feature set, all the while Sony is racing ahead with exciting innovations with every release. Even Nikon is waking up and making cameras with way better specs than the Canon equivalent. Really hate to get out of the canon systems but may just have to. Screw the Corporate a-holes at canon!

I personally don't worry about zebras and peaking being a feature set standard on the Canon. I Magic Lantern all of our Canon's anyway. Which gives you all of these features plus much more.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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MHJ19: Meh. Cannon is still trying to screw their loyal customers by purposely limiting the feature set, all the while Sony is racing ahead with exciting innovations with every release. Even Nikon is waking up and making cameras with way better specs than the Canon equivalent. Really hate to get out of the canon systems but may just have to. Screw the Corporate a-holes at canon!

Yeah... my biggest gripe with the Sony ecosystem is the lenses. Honestly, none of them are that great and the selection is pretty limited. Lens availability and selection is probably what makes Canon king. Even 3rd party lenses nearly always end up on Canon long before the competitors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:57 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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thx1138: So why am I reading on other sites that dpreview aren't impressed with the 1D II AF and think the Nikon D5 is much better.

AF when tracking moving objects the Nikon is slightly better for sure. So sporting events, etc. But if you're just shooting in situations outside of this, the AF on Canon is superb.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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sebasantos: Hello, I have a Canon 5D Mark III and I have focus peaking, zebras and lots of features that sony users say that canon are missing. And also my 5DIII has 14 stops dynamic range. It's free and easy to have those features. I don't use it for video, but there are also a lot of features for video like RAW video, etc, etc, etc.
I am not going to buy this camera, I don't need it but i am very interested in the sensor performance, because I hope that 5DIV is in its way and use the new sensor technology. If the 5DS sensor without the new technology close the gap between sensors, I think that the new sensor could be a very good surprise. The patent for this new sensor was introduced in 2014, so they were working in it for a long period of years.

I have a Canon 5D Mark III... and I can tell you it does not have 14 stops. DXO Mark shows it close to 12 stops.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:54 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

This camera is extremely tempting. I currently shoot on the 5D3, but the near 16 stops this camera captures makes it very compelling. Couple that with the 40megapixel images, it makes it a win/win for what I do. I recently found out it supports autofocus using Canon L lenses? That being the case, I'm very intrigued as I have a fair amount of L-series lenses. The only reticence I have about moving over is losing MagicLantern capabilities to be able to shoot RAW video. :-(

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 34th comment
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mediman30: Let the cancellation of pre-orders for the 5DS/R begins!....

Here comes the Sony A7R II ! :)

My only complaint with the Sony cams is that the lens selection pretty much sucks. I love their sensors! Wicked awesome. But lenses?... not so much. And if you attach 3rd party lenses you lose autofocus abilities, etc. :-/

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:15 UTC
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coody: 50MP, is it necessary? Faster focus, better 4k video and small size are more preferable than the high MP.

All depends on what you use it for..... if you're shooting for movie posters... then medium format or high MP DSLR are necessary.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
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agaoo: Fullframe, 4k, and log gamma are reasons to consider but $16K price tag stops it. 4K blackmagic at $6K stands unbeatable.

Ever actually owned and operated a BlackMagic camera? Price isn't everything. I've owned everything from Sony to JVC to Panasonic to Canon.... and my worst experience has been with BlackMagic. We purchased the BM Studio 4K Camera and it took them THREE replacements before we received one without major flaws. Something I have never experienced with any other camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 22:56 UTC
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Biowizard: Further to my earlier complaint that a cinema camera costing $20K should have a GLOBAL shutter, not a Rolling shutter - I see the brand new, Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera (just announced in DpReview) DOES ... at a mere $995. Hurray!

Brian

I've owned BlackMagic cams (still have the BlackMagic Studio 4K cam)... and I can tell you they are great, for what they are. But, they have a lot of their own problems that other cameras do not have. So you can get into them on the cheap, but you're not going to have the experience you get with much better cameras. The only great feature of the BM cameras (besides price) is the universal sensor. Other than that, my experience on other cameras has been superior.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
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Dester Wallaboo: My biggest complaint with the Sony cams is that they are mirrorless.... yes.... I know the advantages, but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages in my book. Being at the mercy of a monitor to know what is coming through the lens is a not what I would call a great method for shooting. Yes, I use ML so I can get full histograms while shooting using a monitor. But at the end of the day the only real way to see what is coming through that lens, outside of long-exposure photography, is to look through the lens itself with your eye. Unless Sony has recently put in screens that can display full RAW dynamic range, which I'm certain they haven't, you are at the mercy of a monitor that cannot even display full sRGB, let alone ProPhotoRGB, and certainly not RAW.

I'm not pounding the Canon drum... I'm agnostic when it comes to manufacturers. Cameras are purely tools to be used. Obviously the camera aperture is wide open when not pushing aperture preview. But to say your screen is showing you EXACTLY what you are capturing is utter nonsense. No screen can display what your aperture is capturing. That includes Wide Gamut pro monitors like Eizo. My point is that I like to see what a screen cannot.

Let's hope that monitor technology finally catches up to sensor technology.... because they are worlds apart right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:46 UTC
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Dester Wallaboo: My biggest complaint with the Sony cams is that they are mirrorless.... yes.... I know the advantages, but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages in my book. Being at the mercy of a monitor to know what is coming through the lens is a not what I would call a great method for shooting. Yes, I use ML so I can get full histograms while shooting using a monitor. But at the end of the day the only real way to see what is coming through that lens, outside of long-exposure photography, is to look through the lens itself with your eye. Unless Sony has recently put in screens that can display full RAW dynamic range, which I'm certain they haven't, you are at the mercy of a monitor that cannot even display full sRGB, let alone ProPhotoRGB, and certainly not RAW.

I use my screen for dialing in my focus. Then shift to optical/mirror viewing so I can see all of the light as it is coming through the lens. I don't like the limitation of the screen's ability. Once screens become wide gamut, it will likely be less of an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
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