RobertoAvanzi

RobertoAvanzi

Lives in Germany Munich, Germany
Works as a IT Security Expert
Joined on Apr 20, 2006

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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RobertoAvanzi: In my opinion the camera is a very solid product, in all senses ;-)

The only thing I would perhaps miss is the touch screen for fast AF areas selection in video (which IS a feature of the camera). But I am 100% sure they did some tests (including drop tests) and discovered they could not make it a resistant as the non-touch version (probably because of the surface). Furthermore, if robustness and sealing are important, a flip-out screen is completely out of the question. Hence the compromises...

Right, but this is a bit more cumbersome.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 08:38 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

In my opinion the camera is a very solid product, in all senses ;-)

The only thing I would perhaps miss is the touch screen for fast AF areas selection in video (which IS a feature of the camera). But I am 100% sure they did some tests (including drop tests) and discovered they could not make it a resistant as the non-touch version (probably because of the surface). Furthermore, if robustness and sealing are important, a flip-out screen is completely out of the question. Hence the compromises...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 296th comment | 3 replies

ThomasSwitzerland makes a very important point: DxO is a small company and they fight against a giant that has near monopoly on RAW conversion.

But another interesting aspect of DxO is that at some point the quality and robustness of their SW degraded - SW was very unstable, crashing constantly... and they managed to turn around and make their development lifecycle more robust, they even improved the user interface. Their SW is now of much, much higher quality than a few years ago. DxO 9 is a pleasure to use, it is fast, and the quality of the conversion is very high.

Roberto

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:15 UTC as 11th comment
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (669 comments in total)
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Daxs: Got my 70D!
It is better then you think!
Simple! When you start taking pictures you don't want to stop!
And all these negative comments just, just making me laugh! :D

My own comments on focusing: It's great. You may miss spot AF and expansion AF - if you need these you need a different camera. But the system is very fast and accurate. Live view is useable and I have used it with the great on sensor PDAF in circumstances where, due to required position, taking pictures would have been very difficult.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 23:18 UTC
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marike6: One of the posters below gave the best chuckle of the night. They would never buy such a lens because, in their words, it's slow.

a) This lens has a huge 82mm filter thread. A hypothetical zoom with constant f2 or faster max aperture would be the size of a can of Foster's Lager and would cost 4 times the price at least.

b) everybody here is fully aware of the advantages of fast primes but this lens is made for when it's not practical to change lenses to get the shot as in photojournalism, sport, weddings, etc

b) f2.8 is a common max aperture on the standard FF professional grade lens like those from Nikon and Canon.

Much smaller sensor, hence the need for MUCH SMALLER glass - you are comparing 4/3 with FF...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 15:17 UTC
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