thx1138

thx1138

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Senior Researcher - Canon Australia
Joined on Jul 17, 2004
About me:

Canon 1D X, 5D III, 17-40 f/4L, 45 f/2.8 TS-E, Sigma 50 f/1.4 Sigma 85 f/1.4, 135 f/2L, Canon 100 f/2.8L IS macro, 70-200 f/2.8L IS mk II, 300 f/2.8L IS, 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS, 500 f/4L IS mk II, 1.4x TC III, 2x TC III, 600 EX, Sigma 24 f/1.8 EX, Canon 24-7 f/2.8 mk II, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro EX HSM DG

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jaykumarr: So, Canon missed out 24MP in 7D MII ? anyway welcome T6 s.

Who said anything about DPAF. Talking DR, low ISO read noise, colour depth. Yeah do some reading next time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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Peter CS: Note to Canon - 50MP might sound great, but landscape photographers are just as much interested in great dynamic range, and this is why almost all serious landscape photographers have migrated to Nikon! I have held on to my L glass and love the new 11-24mm and 16-35mm, in hopes of a serious Canon rival to the Nikon 600,700,and 800 series. Also, I greatly appreciate the fact that Canon is bolder than Nikon in clearly labeling which lenses are weather-resistant. I hope that the 5s does have better dynamic range than it sounds like it does - and certainly better than 5dIII! I can only imagine trying to create HDR images from these huge image files - what a pain! (and may need/require necessary and expensive computer resources/upgrades!).
Canon, please just give us a 24mp or higher, high dynamic range camera so I can finally dust off my L lenses in storage and permanently retire my 5d and problematic Nikon FX equipment for good!
Lastly, thumbs up to Nikon for the 750 pivoting screen!

The overall DR is the same as the 5D III, 11.8 stops, but it's low ISO read noise is apparently much better something like 1.5-2 stops better than 1D X, but this has come at expense of high ISO noise, which is not really an issue unless you do astrophotography or shoot in caves. Looks like they've tuned it for landscape, architecture and fashion.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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jkokich: I've got a way to reduce mirror slap...

Yeah, sure if you want to use the ergonomically challenged A7R with it's myriad of issues, poor handling with longer glass and lack of lenses sure that's a good option

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:28 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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km25: If this is a landscape camera, at fity big ones. Canons needs to up grade most of their wides, like the 20mm F2.8, it was not even a great lens twenty years ago. I say this with respect for the a fine camera company.

Yeah let's use the 20 f/2.8 as the example to bash Canon with. The 24/28/35 IS lenses are all excellent as well as what Richard mentioned and also we have the 24 f/3.5 TS--E II which is a stellar lens. Canon no longer has to make apologies about it's wide angle offerings, they are top of the pops now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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stelioskritikakis: Lots of megapixels, many lenses wont cover them.
Not the ones that are made in last five years

EX. a fast new ultra wide is missing.
A replacement of the 16-35 2.8 II is needed.

Many primes missing too 50 85 135 L and non L

Indeed Juck, but stello obviously doesn't need empirical data to draw a ridiculously long bow.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
On Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor article (143 comments in total)

Still soldiering on without an EVF option I see. Given Samesung's propensity to copy I'm surprised they didn't use Sonny's brilliant pop-up EVF idea from the RX100III. 28MP crop sensor with camera held at arm's length for the ultimate stable platform for best IQ LOL

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 09:38 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Is this a Canon sensor or Sony sensor? 5Ds (R) all use antiquated Canon sensor (essentially 7D II sensor scaled up to FF).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 09:34 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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MPA1: Technically impressive but practicality lacking for many uses - which at least they seem to have recognised.

For a landscape, fashion, architecture, or macro shooter to name a few what exactly is it lacking. If you don't need 50MP you are not its target audience and fior its target audience it's not lacking at all. What were you expecting 12fps at 50MP to shoot sports?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:57 UTC
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jaykumarr: So, Canon missed out 24MP in 7D MII ? anyway welcome T6 s.

This is likely Sony sensor, while 7D II has to make do with ancient Canon tech sensor, unfortunately

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:33 UTC

You wonder why Canon even both offering video these days, they cripple it so much. What a pathetic joke not to even offer 1080p/60 let alone 4K. Hopefully this is a Sony sensor and not Canon's trailing edge circa 2005 tech.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:30 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (51 comments in total)
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Orin B.: Sounds amazing, but $2999.00 !?!?!? Wow that is a lot!

Yeds and no. Incredibly difficult to design a highly corrected lens that goes this a wide on FF. If this were a Zeiss it would be $6-7K. Also I would expect the price to ease over the next 12-24 months.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:20 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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J A C S: How many of the posters here have ever touched this camera? Let me start with myself - never...

The video output is supposedly excellent as are the stills captured from 4K. Handling will still be awkward being a DSLR. If the price had been within say $1K of the 1D X from the outset I would have bought one for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:01 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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J A C S: How many of the posters here have ever touched this camera? Let me start with myself - never...

Well if you have used a 1DX you have used a 1D C, a grossly overpriced variant with just a heat sink and different firmware.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 05:38 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)

Meanwhile in Australia no doubt we'll see a price rise of $4000.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 05:37 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm announces new rugged and long zoom compacts article (29 comments in total)

1/2.33" sensors should be banned. Can't believe we still see this crap in abundance in 2015.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 09:36 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Canon to move camera production back to Japan article (108 comments in total)
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Mike FL: One thing is for sure, you pay less for "Made in China". Such as:

"Yongnuo clones Canon’s ‘nifty fifty’ down to every last detail at half the price (@$69)" per IR.

"the 'build quality seems to be on par with Canon’s 50mm 1.8 II; maybe a *tad bit better*, but not by much.'"

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/12/18/yongnuo-clones-canons-nifty-fifty-down-to-every-last-detail-at-half-the-pri

BTW:
Actually, you can get it for not $69, but $40 with free shipping.

As an reference a "Leica Lens Coffee Cup Mug" is $45, and " Made in Germany. Never used, only removed from box for this photo". Per seller, Oh yes. " Made in Germany."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-Lens-Coffee-Cup-Mug-Summarit-S-70-/181637130719?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4a6aa9df

"the 'build quality seems to be on par with Canon’s 50mm 1.8 II; maybe a *tad bit better*, but not by much.'"

That's not an endorsement but an indictment. 50 f/12.8 II build quality is a joke.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 01:21 UTC
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ogl: Good lenses, but too big...IMO.

So please explain how you change the laws of physics to make them smaller. All this demonstrates is the absurdity of FF mirrorless system. Sony has been careful to realse only slow lenses so far so as not to destroy the illusion of a compact system. But they can't keep the illusion forever and people will want fast lenes and guess what, they aren't that much smaller for mirrorless in many cases.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 10:33 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)

Not much going on at Nikon or Canon these days at least camera wise. Lame update, surprised it was called the D5300s. Still no D9400 and most likely never will be announced.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:39 UTC as 47th comment
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yslee1: Holy cow. I wasn't expecting this at all! 755 grams? It seems Nikon's PF might actually result in more weight savings than Canon's DO?

How pray tell did you come to that conclusion? Until Nikon manufactures a 400 f/4 PF you have no basis for your conclusion.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:34 UTC
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lcf80: Phone-like sensor + dark lens = no go.

More lame than even the Canon offerings. Pathetic circa 2000 sensors plaguing the waterproof segment. I would have hoped someone had a competitor to the Nikon AW1 by now, but alas just more crap.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 00:29 UTC
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