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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Photo-Wiz: I hope these photos are not an indication of the camera's capability. The photos look grainy, a bit smudgy and lacking in sharpness. The one of the ship, looks weird as if shot through gauze. The London skyline across the Thames is noisy and lacking in sharpness. Building on the right looks all smudged out. I was thinking of buying this camera...not now.

1" sensor does fine in Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras. And what does that have to do with the lens, which is the real problem.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
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Photo-Wiz: I hope these photos are not an indication of the camera's capability. The photos look grainy, a bit smudgy and lacking in sharpness. The one of the ship, looks weird as if shot through gauze. The London skyline across the Thames is noisy and lacking in sharpness. Building on the right looks all smudged out. I was thinking of buying this camera...not now.

The lens must be ordinary as nothing is sharp and even in jpg's noise is visible at ISO 400. Very underwhelming. Bzzt next contender please.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 23:13 UTC

Hopefully it will drive down Metabones crazy price. Over $700 in Australia for M IV. But unless Sigma release version for native Canon glass it's of limited interest to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 09:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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ScanSpeak: Professional cameras for professional photographers.

Says you. Far more amateurs will buy the D500 than pros

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
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thx1138: It's using the same engine as 5.1 and really should have been called 5.2. Calling it v6 is a bit sneaky.

Standalone isn't enough of an upgrade to warrant whole new version number with no changes under the hood to the NR engine

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)

The high ISO jpg's are frankly appalling, painterly mush. The RAW's better be 10x better.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
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KrisAK: Photo was taken with an A7R II. I wonder if he noticed?
Not that it means anything, just kind of ironic.

Newsflash a dpreview staff member shot with a Sony camera. Colour me surpised NOT!

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:45 UTC
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justmeMN: Canon could take Dual Pixel CMOS AF from their 80D, take the built-in viewfinder from their Powershot G5 X, and create a nice M. Unfortunately, could, and will, are two different things. :-)

Bear with them a little longer and you will see this year a worthy mirrorless camera to replace the pedestrian M3. It's been too long coming indeed, but they do understand the importance of this segment now and let's not forget they now have G1X, G5X, G7X and G9X, so mirrorless is important, but the ILC mirrorless has been left far behind, but that will change.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
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phazelag: These answers from the Canon Execs year after year send a clear message that this is a company that has a deep conservative culture. When senior execs have to use language that careful when speaking directly to their user base, there is a huge disconnect.

Canon doesn't have a talent problem, they have a corporate culture that is stuck in the 80s.

Well 80 is the average age of Canon's senior management, so it's easy to see why they are glacial.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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Cdog: Also, "would not suddenly offer a mirrorless pro camera"?
Suddenly? What's so sudden. Mirrorless has been around for over 10 years.

Mirrorless cameras only constituted five percent of total camera shipments in 2013.[1] In 2015, mirrorless-cameras accounted for 26 percent of interchangeable-lens camera sales outside the Americas. (wikipedia)

Canon are you reading this? The rest of the industry is.

Yes indeed TrojMacReady you are in denial.

DSLR market share is increasing even though overall camera sales are declining due to collapse of P&S market.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
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photoaddict: That is why I switched to Nikon. Canon still lags behind the sensor sensitivity and noise control. ISO-invariant sensors are the future and allows more latitude for me to edit images.

Canon has been nothing but years of disappointment when it comes to competitive image quality. I am fed up with noise when I increase the EV.

Canon doesn't seem to be innovative nor competitive anymore.

Canon is still king of high ISO, it's only ISO100-400 DR that trails. Saying it lacls noise control shows how little you actually know.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:33 UTC
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Caerolle: Oh wow, so maybe they will produce a decent mirrorless system in 10 years, instead of 20! Should be fine, they may be the only camera company left then, so no hurry.

You will see a replacement for the M3 this year using DPAF..

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:31 UTC
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rjgalphaphotgraphy: Sorry canon well behind in mirrowless. Cams while Fuji Sony take the lead stop living in the past You need to compete or lose customers sold my canon gear to go Fuji years ago

Good for you.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:30 UTC

It's using the same engine as 5.1 and really should have been called 5.2. Calling it v6 is a bit sneaky.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:26 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
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Ilia Snopchenko: "Surprisingly, no third-party manufacturer currently offers anything similar".
Ahem... has the Sigma 120-400/4.5-5.6 already been discontinued? I understand it's not in the same category performance-wise, but the specs are pretty similar. :)

The Sigma 120-400 is a dud and was a very disappointing update. The only really good supertele zooms they do are the 150-600 twins.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: I did not wait for DP review to know that. I had the old version and I thought it underperformed in 7D MKI. This lens is great, and the combination of it with 7D MKII is very satisfactory for birding, nature etc.

More likely the 7D underperformed as the old 100-400 was still a very good lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 22:20 UTC
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PhotoPhoolish: I just don't understand all the people who post simply to bash this brand or that brand. If you're truly happy with your Sony, Nikon, Fuji, etc., what do you care what Canon does or does not do to make you happy? You are obviously not their intended audience or buyer. I can only assume people bash for one of these reasons: 1. You're looking for an audience to join you in your crazy behavior (misery loves company); 2. You're looking for a reason to jump ship and leave your brand because of some unhappiness; or 3. You're jealous of the loyalty of Canon users and just can't fathom why they won't leave Canon and buy one of the "obviously superior" cameras made by their competitors.

Meanwhile, you have no basis for ripping any of these new cameras, as none have been tested. I suggest devoting that time you use now for irrational behavior and nonsensical posts to work on your photography skills. We would all be better off! Personally, I think complaining for the sake of complaining is better left to 8 year olds.

Good luck in life haters. Remember, nobody likes a whiner.

Let's not talk about the referees performance in the game, no good can come of it.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
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endofoto: Olympus has just killed those 1'' sensor point and shoot like too expensive cameras with pen-F. D500 wont sell much although it is very good. Bec you have D7200 for birding. Pros wont use it for other purposes than birding. Pros will buy an extra D750 to carry to weddings instead of D500. If D500 was a fullframe it would sell enormously but it would kill D750. This is a show business to prove that I can do what Canon can do or cant do. For birding pros are changing to 3/4 systems, bec the long lenses are very small and you dont get neck disk hernia. Nikon has to produce a new mirrorless full frame, cheap and low weight around 1300 bucks to kill its rivals especially Sony.

Yes, 3/4 x 4/3 = 1 = FF

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 10:36 UTC
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Interestingness: "...one of the longest lines can be found Canon's booth. This year, Canon's EOS 80D and EOS-1D X Mark II were in huge demand from both press and public attendees alike..."

Oh oh, don't let the Sony kool-aid crew read that. How can that be, I mean, the historically class following DR of Canon sensors, the high price and size of the 1Dx. And how can the 80D be popular, like seriously, it doesn't even have 4K! Stupid stupid attendee's and press.

So Canon are damned if they have a lot of people at their booth or damned if they don't. Canon fills the water cooler with mind altering substance to attract the sheep, but the wiley Sony fans, all make their way to the Sony booth because of their superior judgement.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 00:48 UTC
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justmeMN: One of these years, Canon will put Dual Pixel CMOS AF into an M. (I'm not holding my breath.)

Don't worry and all new M is coming this year and will be a vast improvement over the boring and pedestrian current M3.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
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