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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On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (818 comments in total)
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thx1138: Why not down sample the 64MP RAWs to 40MP rather than post them at 64MP?

While I can many improvements over the original E-M5, IQ has barely budged and this is my main bugbear with the m4/3 sensors, they seem stuck in a time warp. While I love my E-M5 going forward I'm not sure I'll stay in that ecosystem unless there is a genuine breakthrough on the sensor front soon. But I do love the lenses so hard to give those up.

Also disappointing to see the woeful menu system still in place by Olympus and I guess the manual is still as bad as ever.

Clear lack of reading and comprehension skills shown by many on this forum. Where did I say anything about resolution, there's a lot more to a sensor than pixel count. 16MP if fine for such a small sensor, but there has been no progress in DR, low ISO shadow noise, high ISO noise since the E-M5 came out.

Sad to see how insecure many mirrorless fanbois are about their toys as any criticism is not tolerated. Actually it's quite pathetic.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 05:47 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (818 comments in total)

Why not down sample the 64MP RAWs to 40MP rather than post them at 64MP?

While I can many improvements over the original E-M5, IQ has barely budged and this is my main bugbear with the m4/3 sensors, they seem stuck in a time warp. While I love my E-M5 going forward I'm not sure I'll stay in that ecosystem unless there is a genuine breakthrough on the sensor front soon. But I do love the lenses so hard to give those up.

Also disappointing to see the woeful menu system still in place by Olympus and I guess the manual is still as bad as ever.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 07:52 UTC as 140th comment | 7 replies
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nkistrup: 0-stop circular polarizer? That alone is intriguing.

My lenses are geared for macro & landscape work, but it seems that attribute would be nice for the 150-600 long telephoto lenses.

They are not implying that at all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 02:36 UTC
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luxor2: Transmittance values are improbable!

Clearly they just mean the glass not including the polarization foils. You want the highest transmittance glass as your starting point.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
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agaoo: can't wait for 42.5mm F1.7 though expected new weathersealed OIS lenses from panasonic.

Why wait, Oly has had the superb 45 f/1.8 for year now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 04:10 UTC

Nice enough video but we have zero proof of the tracking ability. What is the keeper rate, where are the 100% crops of the full size RAWs? Show me those and I would be far more impressed if it really can deliver consistently. Anybody can get a a sharp shot now and then, but what about 95% keeper rate and by that I mean critically sharp at 100% view.

However, the lack of EVF and the small size are a total turn off for me especially when hanging large glass off the camera. Heck we might as just well integrate the sensor into the lens, the body is so small as to be useless. Menu driven control is a total joke for a serious action camera and is bad enough for general walk about shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 02:14 UTC as 120th comment | 8 replies
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (319 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: They're both still clunky mirror box machines. Consumers are catching on to systems like the Sony A6000. The newbie at work that asked what to upgrade his Nikon to just switched after I suggested it. He dumped a Nikon D5100, which really isn't much different than the "new" 5500. Once more consumers figure out there's ZERO reason to buy these old clunkers, Canikon will be playing catch-up.

The fan boys will never tell you about Sony's rank amateur and frankly pathetic customer service. Cameras to Sony are still just another electronic device like a toaster.

I'll take a clunky mirror box camera with great phase detect Af over a mirrorless camera with crap contrast detect that can't track anything moving faster than a snail worth a damn.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 09:09 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (319 comments in total)
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blue hour: If you appreciate the Canon 760 D feature set and control layout
you should consider the Canon 70 D.

The 70 D offers a superior pentaprism viewfinder, Canons cutting edge Dual Pixel CMOS AF, better battery life and a more durable body.

I'd wait and see how the IQ compares of the two sensors. If the new 24MP sensor offers some tangible improvements in DR, read noise, colour accuracy then it'd be my pick.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 23:45 UTC
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Peiasdf: I hope Pentax don't increase the size of it camera just to "balance" the lens. Compact FF is where it is at.

Ha Ha, you want to put a 150-450 on a FF mirrorless. You dreamin'. Mirrorless is useless with big glass. I'd rather have a DSLR any day for sports and action with big glass. Mirrorless is fine for landscape, architecture, fashion.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 04:18 UTC
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thx1138: Is this a Canon sensor or Sony sensor? 5Ds (R) all use antiquated Canon sensor (essentially 7D II sensor scaled up to FF).

Yes I meant is it Sony tech sesnor? I find it hard to beleive they couldn't have used this esnor on 7D II and includied DPAF it is there own sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 01:46 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)
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MPA1: Technically impressive but practicality lacking for many uses - which at least they seem to have recognised.

And I beleive Canon have improve low ISO read noise. This should be able to push shadows fairly well. It might not be as good as a Sony sensopr, but I think for there target audience thjey have tuned the sensor to give it's best. Sure I'd love to see a Sony like sensor in this, but I'm not even sure I'll buy one, at least not until they are readily available second hand say in about 18 months.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 01:44 UTC
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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 (3412 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 (3412 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 (3412 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 (3412 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 (144 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 230th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 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
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