PhotoKhan

PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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How much to the point can a bag be?
...Red point douche, that's how much.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 41st comment
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (369 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Good overall quality on the samples but why the vast majority of them underexposed? Is it a camera metering problem or just the photographer's option?

"I have a whack of X cameras".

Hilarious...only on DPR...

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 08:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (369 comments in total)

Good overall quality on the samples but why the vast majority of them underexposed? Is it a camera metering problem or just the photographer's option?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:42 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "Please note that many of the high ISO images from the EOS 5DS R break DPReview's file size limit on sample images when converted to JPEG"

...and, yet, some users here insist these monster file sizes are not a problem...

I don't do video, so I am not worried about that particular use.

It doesn't matter what those 4000 files have claimed in both storage and transfer times, be it 2014 or any other time-frame storage space.

They average 20Mb per photo. Had they come from a 5Dr/s they would average the triple of that. Even if they came from what I feel is the top limit of my file size sweet spot (30Mb) they would still double the required time and space to deal with them.

Pure and simple...and, for most applications, just absurd.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "Please note that many of the high ISO images from the EOS 5DS R break DPReview's file size limit on sample images when converted to JPEG"

...and, yet, some users here insist these monster file sizes are not a problem...

HowaboutRAW,

I had no "problems" either, downloading the provided files.

It still took 4 minutes...for 10 photos.

Last year I visited Japan. I took well over 6,000 photos which were trimmed down to a little over 4,000 upon initial review, back home.

The trip folder now rests at 2,428 files, in my system.

I am just glad they average 20Mb a piece and not 60Mb.

As far as I am concerned, 18 to 30Mb is the "sweet spot" for my photography, as far as file size Vs. Raw resolution goes.

Would I like to have some very high resolution files, sometimes? Sure...I am about to depart for an Iceland photo trip and would not refuse a loaned 5Ds/r from Canon Portugal, if they felt like it.

...but for my interests in photography (just about EVERYTHING that makes a compelling subject) I much rather prefer to wait for the 5DMKIV, thank you very much.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 15:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "Please note that many of the high ISO images from the EOS 5DS R break DPReview's file size limit on sample images when converted to JPEG"

...and, yet, some users here insist these monster file sizes are not a problem...

Errr...I am not challenging DPR limits, for sure. If anything, I have have full respect for their (...and your...) limits.

What I am saying is that there are a lot of people here claiming that the mammoth-sized Raw files from the 5Ds/r are not a problem, that one just has to get a decent computer and cheap storage to deal with them when, in fact, it is not so.

For general amateur and semi-pro photography they ARE a problem.

This little wall DPR stumbled upon is just a small but very illustrative and practical example of the type of problems that may always arise.

The thing is: For those who need the gargantuan files for specific applications, it makes sense. For everyone else, it is just cumbersome and non-efficient to juggle around 60Mb image files.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 13:19 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)

"Please note that many of the high ISO images from the EOS 5DS R break DPReview's file size limit on sample images when converted to JPEG"

...and, yet, some users here insist these monster file sizes are not a problem...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 19th comment | 12 replies

Apple and Leica interwoven in a technological tarfun, like a punchline to a "Silicon Valley" episode...?
Oh man, I think I just had a small climax moment :)

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 50th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2983 comments in total)
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hotdog321: Love the "Tulip Sunrise" shot--just a gorgeous image!

But when I downloaded the high rez jpeg, I was pretty shocked at the noisy shadows. The 5D S/R doesn't appear to be nearly as good as I expected.

Not a troll--I've been shooting Canon professionally for 35 years. I'm honestly looking forward to the hypothetical 5D IV or 1DXX, but they better do a better job on these cameras than they did on the 5D S/R.

Insightful, as usual :)

...It's deeply disturbing. I am almost certain I was getting better high dynamic range results with my standard PP approach and my old 30D...

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: If I click all over the scene, with RAW selected and different sample ISOs, what I see is that a $4,000 camera delivers the same overall highres quality of a camera that costs more than double (as a system, it even exceeds it, if we look at corners).

It doesn't matter that I am not the target for this camera. I can recognize success in a project when I see it.

Well, excellent!
I am sure those users will be flocking to it.
Hey, it may even drive the second-hand price up...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: If I click all over the scene, with RAW selected and different sample ISOs, what I see is that a $4,000 camera delivers the same overall highres quality of a camera that costs more than double (as a system, it even exceeds it, if we look at corners).

It doesn't matter that I am not the target for this camera. I can recognize success in a project when I see it.

By downsampling and then upsampling comparison files?

Sure.

...and, after all, that's what they do on a daily basis in produce and fashion photography, right?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 14:23 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

If I click all over the scene, with RAW selected and different sample ISOs, what I see is that a $4,000 camera delivers the same overall highres quality of a camera that costs more than double (as a system, it even exceeds it, if we look at corners).

It doesn't matter that I am not the target for this camera. I can recognize success in a project when I see it.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 14:09 UTC as 78th comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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wildbild: tons of resolution, tons of moiré.
thanks for posting!

Err...there are 2 models on offer precisely because of that.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 14:01 UTC
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PhotoKhan: This is of very limited application, if not for anything else, because of the format.

Small emitting area in a narrow and long configuration is something that has very limited applications while lighting a scene.

The proof of how limited this solution is is well documented in their own gallery promotional photos where either (a) a creative solution is displayed but which wears itself off very quickly (model holding the light) or (b) the scene is poorly illuminated.

The real revolution in this area will be provided by these guys, if they manage to take the project to a safe and productive port. My mind blows when imagining the multiple solutions these could provide, if offered in multiple sizes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dypO8F34dM

I am not sure they were the innovators...
I remember already seeing the Westcott product last year when, excited by the Raglite campaign, I made some research.
The reason Raglite got more of my attention is because I immediately felt Westcott offer a very limited one (...and there's been no improvement there...), whilst the Raglite one made it clear from the beginning that several sizes and configurations would be available.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 13:57 UTC
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PhotoKhan: This is of very limited application, if not for anything else, because of the format.

Small emitting area in a narrow and long configuration is something that has very limited applications while lighting a scene.

The proof of how limited this solution is is well documented in their own gallery promotional photos where either (a) a creative solution is displayed but which wears itself off very quickly (model holding the light) or (b) the scene is poorly illuminated.

The real revolution in this area will be provided by these guys, if they manage to take the project to a safe and productive port. My mind blows when imagining the multiple solutions these could provide, if offered in multiple sizes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dypO8F34dM

Westcott already has a fully functional offer, including accessories and and soon-to-emerge portable power solution.
If they diversify their offer both in shapes and sizes they can grab the market before Raglite bounces back (there seems to be no news from them since the beginning of 2015) .
If this is "price contained" in the 300/400 USD bracket I can definitely see myself ditching most of my multi-speedlites+PW ControlTL kit and go this much more flexible way.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 13:46 UTC

BEWARE!

I lost 152GBP on a Kickstarter project promoted by a fully-operating company (TriggerTrap) that even had an "Head of Happiness" (!).

When the project went under the CEO of the company unilaterally decided he wouldn't return the money in full to the backers by "creatively" interpreting the Kickstarter's TOU in place at the time the project was launched. Instead he went for a partial refund with the claim that the remaining funds had been spent on the failed project.

In spite of having developed a prototype, industrial designs and dedicated firmware for the project with the backers money we are still to receive formal notice that we're co-owners of the said intellectual and industrial property.
(continues)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:01 UTC as 7th comment

(continued)
They keep doing "business as usual" and even have the gall to keep sending promotional emails my way. It may even be the surreal case that, in the future, I will be receiving a promotional email to buy something that can be traced to the attempts at getting the product we backed, as they continue to do business in the same general area.

So, just beware. The risks you're actually undertaking when entering a Kickstarter supported project might be in excess of those you are willing to assume.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:01 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

This is of very limited application, if not for anything else, because of the format.

Small emitting area in a narrow and long configuration is something that has very limited applications while lighting a scene.

The proof of how limited this solution is is well documented in their own gallery promotional photos where either (a) a creative solution is displayed but which wears itself off very quickly (model holding the light) or (b) the scene is poorly illuminated.

The real revolution in this area will be provided by these guys, if they manage to take the project to a safe and productive port. My mind blows when imagining the multiple solutions these could provide, if offered in multiple sizes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dypO8F34dM

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 09:16 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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DenWil: Now all I need is the camera body, lens, battery grip and storage cards and I'm all set. Then more lenses. More storage cards. Another body. More lenses. Probably a laptop...

Maybe I should rethink that free Apple Camera Raw download.

So cool, Peiasdf...I didn't know that...
Can I see some 1/4000 sports/action shots from your two?

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 08:47 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Given how visually obvious the problem seems to be, I have only one question:
Are there ANY quality control checks at Canon?

@M Jesper,

"It's not visually obvious, as is explained in the full story."

I am sorry but the included photo irrefutably proves that it IS visually obvious.

Tilting a camera through multiple incident light angles over the sensor sounds like a very basic step for an effective QC.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 21:14 UTC
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