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 Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (600 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: Seems like APS-C DSLR will have a hard time beating this little speed monster. Everyone paying more money for a lower overall performance and twice the bulk and weight must be insane. This can do 99% of what consumers want to do with their camera.

@Troj
yeah, there's been a huge demand by breeders for 11fps to just capture that precise moment.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 21:41 UTC
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse news story (231 comments in total)

Mesmerizing, stunning, awe inspiring. I'd love to see this shot @4K shown on a 100" 4K TV.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:54 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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qwertyasdf: since its a m43 lens, even without looking at any sample pictures, i know i will be blown away by the price.

Olympus will price the 300 f/4 like a FF 600 f/4 and many here will believe it is a 600 f/4. If I stick with Olympus, I'd love the 300 however, but I know it'll be well over $2K.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (600 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: Seems like APS-C DSLR will have a hard time beating this little speed monster. Everyone paying more money for a lower overall performance and twice the bulk and weight must be insane. This can do 99% of what consumers want to do with their camera.

So what is the point of this amazing 11fps AF on such a camera. Only a serious sports or wildlife shooter would ever need such capability and yet Sony has zero lenses that one would want to use for such an endeavour, such as a fast f/2.8 supertele and of course even it it did it would be ridiculously unbalanced on such a tiny camera. On the a600 this AF will be mostly an unused gimmick

They need this AF in proper DSLR like camera like a replacement for the A77.

Let the hate begin.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
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thx1138: Wow another camera with the worlds fastest AF. That makes about 4 in the last year and none of them are DSLR's. Does anyone ever verify these claims?

Damn, I was ready to sell my 1D X and E-M5!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 08:26 UTC
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BeaniePic: It's not the same 18MP sensor everyone. Please, please, read up on whats happening before you comment. Haven't been here for a while due to the lack of knowledge and understanding from commentators on this site. I'm leaving again....

Oh please, cry me a river. No it's not technically the same, there have been minor changes since the 7D was released, but the IQ and DR and shadow noise are all basically unchanged over 4.5 years. Even worse they didn't even bother to give the 1200D a digic 5. Useless camera and every one should just look at the SL1 instead.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 08:24 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: This looks like a great camera from Canon. Looks like they are going back to their roots and just making a camera that is great for stills and video.

If I was shopping for a compact camera this would be high on my list. It has a huge sensor(1.5") for a compact camera. A nice bright focal range(F2.0 - F3.9). And it has a decent video mode with acceptable burst capabilities.

First ever Canon compact camera to excite me. While I thought about the G1X originally, too many things were crippled especially macro to make me want it. This has fixed many issues, is smaller, has high res EVF option, faster lens, etc, what's not to like?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:41 UTC

Wow another camera with the worlds fastest AF. That makes about 4 in the last year and none of them are DSLR's. Does anyone ever verify these claims?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:55 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

Would take this in a heartbeat of the Sony RX100II. Sure it's bigger, but given how much bigger the sensor is and the wider FL range with faster lens it'll well worth it and it's hardly big and still pocketable. Should kill the Sony above ISO 400 for noise and probably better Canon's own APS-C DSLR's for noise too.

Good to see the optional EVF is 2.4MP too and not 1.4MP. Finally rid of that woeful OVF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:48 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
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mpgxsvcd: Isn't the better and more full featured Canon SL1 already selling for less than this camera? Why would anyone ever buy this camera?

I agree, what on earth is the point of this rubbish. digic 4 and the same 4.5 year old sensor tech. Could have at least given it digic 5. 1100D was rendered obsolete by SL1 and this adds zero to the mix. Very sad to see they've given up at this end of the market.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:41 UTC
On Sony pins $1500 price tag on E-mount FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS news story (22 comments in total)
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joexu: Hope Sony will introduce a e-mount version of the 70-400mm

Yeah that'll be nicely balanced. Sort of defeats the purpose of a tiny camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:37 UTC
On Canon unleashes PowerShot SX700 HS travel zoom news story (22 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: F3.2-6.9 lens is all I needed to see. NEXT!

Does this set a record for the worlds slowest P&S lens? With it's I presume 1/2.33" sensor this will be like f/40 or so. In fact even wide open it'll be severely diffraction affected.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:34 UTC
On Nokia rumored to launch Android phone at MWC post (34 comments in total)
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thx1138: After looking at the specs, one can definitely say it's forked.

Not sure what they are thinking with this but they should stick to Windows phones.

I think you missed the pun.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 02:49 UTC
On Nokia rumored to launch Android phone at MWC post (34 comments in total)

After looking at the specs, one can definitely say it's forked.

Not sure what they are thinking with this but they should stick to Windows phones.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 01:01 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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thx1138: I assumed with a name like quattro we would be seeing 4 colour layers. Will be interested to see how it performs, but I find the styling horribly weird and the lens just too slow. Why would I choose this over a Fuji XM-1 for example?

Well yes I can read and know what it means after reading the article. Still a poor choice of terminology for what they are actually doing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 21:07 UTC

I assumed with a name like quattro we would be seeing 4 colour layers. Will be interested to see how it performs, but I find the styling horribly weird and the lens just too slow. Why would I choose this over a Fuji XM-1 for example?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:20 UTC as 227th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon releases Coolpix P340 pocketable compact with Wi-Fi news story (100 comments in total)

If this were an f/1.8-f/2.8 lens it would be great, but f/5.6 when competitors are much faster like the XZ-2's f/1.8-f/2.5. Sure Nikon lens covers wider range, but not much.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 05:11 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 news story (118 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Canon is left scratching its head. Wondering how they did this.

And Panasonic's presence in the Cinema industry is how big exactly.
Canon has initially chased the big dollars, but do not think video isn't a major focus for them in consumer cameras. Canon could have easily produced cameras like GH-4 if they wanted, but I'll bet they keep 4K video out of that market for at least another generation. And frankly in 2014 there is almost no need for it by 99.99% of us. Come 2015/16 this will change of course when 4K TVs and monitors have some presence and a bit of content is available, but people still have to upgrade BR players, receivers and I can't see that happening very fast at all.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 05:08 UTC
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 news story (118 comments in total)
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HaroldC3: 12fps is very impressive. Are we verging on the ability to shoot sports with mirrorless?

7fps for continuous AF, 12fps for single shot AF

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 05:02 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range news story (51 comments in total)
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eddie_cam: Still no Raw in the Nikon ultrazooms ...

Well it seems a common theme with any camera using those silly little 1/2.33" sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 04:49 UTC
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