ZAnton

ZAnton

Lives in Germany B-W, Germany
Joined on May 4, 2008

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Rachotilko: Hopefully for Canon (but also for their vendor-locked-in customers) this performs much better in terms of noise floor - ie. the dynamic range - than 650D. In case is does not (and this seems likely), then their trailing behind the competition is truely woeful. But maybe Canon thinks we don't need shadow details @ low ISO.

unfortunately 90% of DSLR users never use RAW, and have no idea what "shadow details" are. Considering a number and success of "Profi-Books", that tell us what DOF is, what aperture does, and how do you use flash (which is extensively explained in the manual), there will never be a need for Canon to make low read-noise at low ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 09:05 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Brilliant move from Canon — finally a camera that makes tiny kindergarten fingers happy (Canon had huge complains from kindergartens across the world, that their DSLRs were unusable by 5-year olds).
Now, if they could pull out the same trick with their lenses, especially zooms, and shrink them too. O boy, shall we dare to see … 18-55mm f11-f16 for APS-C ! .. now, that would be something!

18-55 f/11-16 for APS-C is a pin-hole ;). You can make it at home.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:54 UTC
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (154 comments in total)

Dpreview, please add a page with comparison against 650D (600D).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:47 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (154 comments in total)
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DerbyBill: Still waiting to hear about the 70D...

70D will probably get AF of 7D, while 7Dmk2 will get AF of 5D3. So that's it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:45 UTC
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ZAnton: Good circuitry is OK, but why can't they make a proper pixel binning for HD video on an existing sensor?
Instead of roughly 6000px*4000px, make a pixel binning 3*3 clusters to appr. 2000*1300px.

OK, not 24MP, then 8 MP, they already have this sensor for a canon C-video camera. If 1Dx is capable of 12fps on 18MP, 24 fps on 8 MP should not be a problem (except of the power required, hehe). Well anyway, as an engineer I am very curios about HD-FF, the ISO performance must be astonishing, but if I were marketologist, I would have some very serious doubts about such product. Using it as a HD-camera for normal filming make no sense - night lighting is very very bad, I mean not intensity, but aestetic attractivity. So only astrophotographers left. How much of them do we have? How many of them would pay astronomical prices for that camera?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 12:21 UTC

Good circuitry is OK, but why can't they make a proper pixel binning for HD video on an existing sensor?
Instead of roughly 6000px*4000px, make a pixel binning 3*3 clusters to appr. 2000*1300px.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 22:02 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
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Peiasdf: Got a feeling Sigma's 50 f/1.4 is going to be better than the Zeiss.... hmm. Zeiss aren't that impressive lately.

The new Zeiss 55 f/1,4 is very good indeed, but at price of 3000 Euro - forget about it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 08:22 UTC

Please, correct the name
"F4.5.6 G SSM" to "F4-5.6 G SSM"
Concerning lenses: Sony sells non IS lenses at the price of Canon/Nikon IS/VR lenses. Inbody IS gives at best - 2 stop, usually 0,5-1 Stop, whereas optical IS - at least 3 stop. So I don't think it is wise to get Sony at least at current prices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 08:22 UTC as 11th comment | 10 replies
On Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples article (255 comments in total)

I don't see much sense in that expenive lenses for m43. For a FF or APS-C you get those lenses for 1/3 of the price, why on earth does this thing cost 550 Euro? It is smaller (less glass), it is for smaller sensor (you dont have problems in corners as on FF), there is no stabilisation, but yet this simplest prime costs more than a camera...
I have FF and m43, but untill prices on m43 lenses will stay unconnected to reality, I will continue to broaden my FF lens collection, while Oly Pen will live with its kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 13:33 UTC as 25th comment | 13 replies
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ngollan: So far so uninteresting. A slow wide zoom and a purely professional lens.

I have been talking quite a bit with a friend who's going to get Canon equipment, and honestly, Nikon has a lot of catch-up to play when it comes to their lens lineup. There may be many great lenses, but there is, e.g., nothing to beat something like a EF 4,5-5,6/100-400 L IS USM, with the only remotely competing lens predating AF-S and VR.

There don't seem to be any modern lenses in the "amateur" telezoom range, and Nikon seem to have phased out interesting, differentiating, lenses like the DC primes.

All in all, I hope that they are going to use the 80th anniversary of the Nikkor brand to modernise their lineup and re-enter the market for affordable, interesting lenses.

@ngollan
it is not the question WHY Nikon has updated their standard lenses, but that they HAVE it done, and Canon - doesn't.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Preview Samples article (81 comments in total)

In corners - defenitely better than Canon 35L.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 21:23 UTC as 29th comment
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toomanycanons: I've never used ACDSee. Anyone want to comment on this update as opposed to, say, Lightroom 4 or CS5/6, if they're even comparable.

For viewing I use IrfanView, very small, fast, and versatile (plugins). Its copy/move window is genious, helps to sort lots of photos very fast. It also does Batch convertion/rotation/resize and lots of other stuff. For RAW editing - of course LR.
IrfanView doesn't have good viewing of the whole folder (small icons on the left, bigger photo on the right), but since it is free, I can live with that. Folder view can be made with Win7 or Total Commander + Plugins (also good for rotation/resize etc.)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 18:32 UTC
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toomanycanons: I've never used ACDSee. Anyone want to comment on this update as opposed to, say, Lightroom 4 or CS5/6, if they're even comparable.

I have stopped using ACDSee on its 7th version as its databese had taken whole drive C, it was slow, and unstable. I have no idea what is ACDSee now, but following the trend of all programs (except few), they become worse and worse. =)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 21:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview article (263 comments in total)

I don't know if it is made on purpose, but shooting macro is usually used to conceal poor ISO performance. Slow gradients, even colors, no small and sharp detail. Cactus, rind, leaves - are best for this. Same on the test scene - hand painted figures, wooden man, fiber balls. My cell phone will show decent performance on these objects.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 19:58 UTC as 44th comment
On Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview article (152 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: You'd think that from the bitching that's going on in this thread that Canon were forcing you to buy this lens. They're not.

@ Calvin Chann
your theory doesn't work with Leica. That is what Canon will be in couple of years.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 18:39 UTC

What a specs! Global shutter, 240 FPS...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 08:14 UTC as 22nd comment
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)

pentax makes great cameras, they need to make good lenses. At the moment they have only a few. Second, I would still make optical IS on some lenses, as it is way better than in-body IS.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 15:42 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
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akjos: About time... But what an a$$hole maneuver from
Nikon ... Charging 230bucks for tripod collar?
Speechless :/

just by a third party at 10 bucks

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 07:40 UTC

Body - G15 or Nikon P7700
24-150 f/1.8-2.0 lens, (can be a bit bigger than current G15/P7700)
OIS
sensor - 1/1,7" to 1"
8-12 MP,
DR of current Nikon DSLRs or close to that,
DXOMark max.ISO 400.
articulated screen,
no build in OVF or EVF
additional EVF either cheap or in package,
wheels for aperture (around the lens), for ISO (on top), for exposition (on top), relatively big wheel on the back side.
4*AA batteries.
cheap and small flash with tiltable light and AF-assist light.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 07:03 UTC as 110th comment
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ET2: Why you guys keep posting the old studio shots? Why not use the new version?

@Barney Britton
Wil the old test scene be available for older (non re-shootet) cameras? Can one choose one of the test scenes for the "transient" cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 09:09 UTC
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