Caerolle

Caerolle

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fleckster48: Great video. I have a question when shooting with studio flash. When you use your flash meter to determine the exposure, you basically set the shutter to X sync (you set the meter based on the closest value to what the X value is for your camera. Then you set your f stop. The problem here is that in manual mode the camera does not let you view the image easily with the lens wide open. The modeling lights are not powerful enough for you to see the image or am I missing something.

Yes, that was what I was wondering. Noone else seems to mention this but me, and I have had this issue with like 5 different mirrorless cameras I have used. So, I feel like I am missing some set up trick.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 19:21 UTC
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fleckster48: Great video. I have a question when shooting with studio flash. When you use your flash meter to determine the exposure, you basically set the shutter to X sync (you set the meter based on the closest value to what the X value is for your camera. Then you set your f stop. The problem here is that in manual mode the camera does not let you view the image easily with the lens wide open. The modeling lights are not powerful enough for you to see the image or am I missing something.

Yes, I understand why the yellow cast is there. I am wondering what other people think of it, including the photographer in the video, if she used custom WB.

Also, I am not talking about the exposure in the photo, I am talking about the exposure in the EVF. Since you are not previewing actual exposure, the camera is making its own guess at how to expose the image you see in the EVF. Maybe I am doing something wrong, or maybe it is that way for everyone, and most people don't care, but for example, if I am shooting against a black background, the person is blown out, and I can't see detail very well. I have even tried spot metering, but apparently the cameras don't use that to determine the exposure in the EVF when you have exposure preview turned off.

I was hoping to hear from Barney what their experience was in the shoot in the video, but apparently that is not going to happen. It looked like they mostly were shooting high key with little contrast, so it may have not been an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
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fleckster48: Great video. I have a question when shooting with studio flash. When you use your flash meter to determine the exposure, you basically set the shutter to X sync (you set the meter based on the closest value to what the X value is for your camera. Then you set your f stop. The problem here is that in manual mode the camera does not let you view the image easily with the lens wide open. The modeling lights are not powerful enough for you to see the image or am I missing something.

I am still interested to know what using the EVF in the studio was like. I posted a question earlier, but did not get an answer (not about the 'Preview Exposure' thing, but about yellow cast if you set a custom WB, and wrong exposure conditions in EVF due to contrast between subject and background, if this is extreme). There must be some trick I am missing, if the photographer didn't go 'ewwww' when she looked in the viewfinder, or make any comments about that.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
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Caerolle: I guess I am missing the right way to set up EVFs for the studio. Other people seem to find them fine, and the appearance in the viewfinder wasn't even really mentioned here, just the features of it.

I have had two issues with every EVF I have used, including the X-T1. First, I need to say, yes, I know about setting the EVF to not preview exposure.

So, my issues are, 1) I set a custom white balance for my flash, then under the modeling lights, everything in the viewfinder has a horrid yellow cast; 2) I usually have a lot of contrast between the subject and background, especially under the modeling lights (I often use speedlights for the background) ,so the EVF usually blows out the subject or underexposes them. As far as I can tell, since you are not previewing exposure, you can't adjust the exposure in the EVF, it is just metering all on its own based on the scene.

How the camera was set up in this shoot, and how did things look in the EVF? What do people do in general with EVFs?

Yes, all the other lights are off.

I do realize the reason for the yellow cast, it just seems odd that noone else seems to have it, or at least to mind, maybe. Same with the really off exposure in the EVF. About all I can use the EVF for is framing, personally, and I thought perhaps I was missing something, since other people rave about EVFs, even in the studio.

Unless I am missing some better way to do it, and can change to that way, I would be pretty hard pressed to every use a camera with an EVF as my main studio camera. Or probably period, when lighting with flash.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 20:15 UTC

I guess I am missing the right way to set up EVFs for the studio. Other people seem to find them fine, and the appearance in the viewfinder wasn't even really mentioned here, just the features of it.

I have had two issues with every EVF I have used, including the X-T1. First, I need to say, yes, I know about setting the EVF to not preview exposure.

So, my issues are, 1) I set a custom white balance for my flash, then under the modeling lights, everything in the viewfinder has a horrid yellow cast; 2) I usually have a lot of contrast between the subject and background, especially under the modeling lights (I often use speedlights for the background) ,so the EVF usually blows out the subject or underexposes them. As far as I can tell, since you are not previewing exposure, you can't adjust the exposure in the EVF, it is just metering all on its own based on the scene.

How the camera was set up in this shoot, and how did things look in the EVF? What do people do in general with EVFs?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 article (103 comments in total)

Too bad there isn't a place to vote for not having to do like three click-throughs to get to the actual content. I guess that helps with page click counts.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 22:48 UTC as 39th comment
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Caerolle: Wow, they made the ugliest camera in the world even uglier.

Are you saying that it is not correct that you can change some exposure settings such that the 'manual' knobs with their inscribed markings read one thing, and the actual value is something else, due to changes by the control dials?

And different point, that half the 'manual' knobs are difficult to use?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
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Caerolle: Wow, they made the ugliest camera in the world even uglier.

Nope, haven't used one. Too big, ugly, and pretentious for me. I guess all those reviewers must be wrong about the control system, though.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
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Caerolle: Wow, they made the ugliest camera in the world even uglier.

ravduc: My Canon is pretty ugly, I agree. But it isn't the monstrosity of a Frankencamera that the Df is. And it has a unified control system, instead of two control systems working against each other.

Pretty sad, they actually could have made something good, and instead made an oversized mess. I guess they just couldn't let themselves really commit to the concept.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 16:59 UTC

Wow, they made the ugliest camera in the world even uglier.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 13:09 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)
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HeyItsJoel: Hmmm. Thanks to that comparison chart, I think I'll go with the G1X II. Compared to the G7X, it has a larger sensor, further reach, lower ISO and a hotshoe.

Joseph, oops, sorry, your comment is too complicated for me to think about. So I will just say that I will take the word of the people who tested both over some angry dood on the internet.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)
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HeyItsJoel: Hmmm. Thanks to that comparison chart, I think I'll go with the G1X II. Compared to the G7X, it has a larger sensor, further reach, lower ISO and a hotshoe.

"The larger sensor doesn't give any noticeable advantage, though - the G7 X's much newer sensor design means it offers more low ISO DR, similar noise (when compared at the same pixel count) and the same control over depth-of-field."

This would be funny if it weren't so sad and pathetic.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 18:31 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Neuroanatomist: So now even Samsung has better Sensors than Canon?

But that may be like saying GM makes better cars than Fiat.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 16:45 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Samsung already owns much of the camera market via cell phones. It's obvious from the specs that Samsung also is trying to be a leader in serious system cameras, and the sample images show that they haven't screwed-up very much. I look forward to a teardown, which I expect will reveal that this is almost entirely made from Samsung parts and subsystems. In the near future, how will other camera companies compete against the targeted resources of arguably the world's largest tech company?

Here's hoping this is a motivating challenge to companies like Canon, and not the big, bright, thing in the sky that causes a mass extinction when it hits.

Yes, it's funny, I saw a guy I knew who is an Apple devotee with a new phone, and it looked like a generic Android phone (that is, like some Samsung), and asked him what he got. Turned out it was the iPhone 6, lol. Not such distinctive industrial design anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 16:23 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I was convinced that I wasn't among the consumers that Canon's G7 X was made for because I have never been interested in owning any compact camera. Boy was I wrong. Although I have no interest in owning compact cameras, my teens are very interested in the category, and I am their "deep pockets". So I wound up buying 2 G7 X cameras, one for him and one for her. Between the 2 of them, they were able to setup the cameras without any input from "the broke old guy". After about 10 days, my gorgeous gal pal, Brandi, and I were able to decipher enough teen slang to learn that the camera features they worship the most are the programable click wheel around the lens collar, the articulated touch screen, and the ability to upload images to social media via Canon's Image Gateway service. I don't think that these kids are even aware of the other features, such as sensor size, lens speed, focal length, or even IQ. It takes better photos than their smartphones and their friends think its cool. :)

Donnie: Well, Canon seems to be taking the right approach to being a profitable camera company, then. They seem to be working far harder on branding than they are on delivering great cameras, much less innovative ones. Cynical but effective, I suppose.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)
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W5JCK: Wow, a Cons list that is considerably longer than the Pros list, and questionable IQ, but good ol' DPReview gives it a 77 point Silver Award! Do their reviewers even know much about photography or camera gear? What a joke!

Abrasive: And a lot of people will buy it because it is Canon. Canon may not be there with technical excellence, but they are working very hard on branding excellence.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 19:33 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)
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Jogger: This would have been competitive 2 years ago.

Chronis: I do have a 6D, and really love it, but in most ways it is a very much a lesser camera than the Nikon D610. I really only use Canon instead of Nikon because I love the Canon control system, and hate the Nikon one. Plus, Nikon seems to despise their customers after they got their money. They do offer a lot more value at point of sale, though, from entry-level up through at least the D810.

Fortunately, I don't have many lenses, though, and they were pretty inexpensive, so if and when mirrorless catches up to what I want in a system, I will probably move over to that. Note that I certainly don't expect Canon to be the one to get there. It seems they are planning to ride their old tech and manufacturing into the ground. Maybe they intend to extract the last bit of profit, then just move on to focusing on office machines or whatever else it is they make.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)
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Jogger: This would have been competitive 2 years ago.

I keep waiting for Canon to restore my faith in them, but that seems less and less likely these days. And with their latest financial reporting, I would guess, knowing Canon, they are going to dig in even deeper and be less inclined to offer cutting edge products, instead relying on fancy ad campaigns and brand promotion. I guess that is a lot cheaper than R&D and updating your manufacturing facilities.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)

So Canon continues its practice of releasing crippled cameras at premium prices. Maybe they will at least do a firmware release of this and the G1 X like they did with the M to make them at least usable. So disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 17:24 UTC as 109th comment

Thank god.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 19:56 UTC as 103rd comment
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