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 CP+ 2014: Selected highlights of the show article (33 comments in total)
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icexe: Dear Hasselblad,

Please, just stop it. You're embarrassing yourself.

Looking at the Sigma quatro, I think they are drinking the same cool-aid. What are they thinking? IMO ugliest camera of all time including Hasselbad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 22:30 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half article (107 comments in total)
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sirrah: When I look at these pictures, especially the Canon 200-400 lens it makes me realize how hard it must be for companies producing photographic equipment to make a profit. The cost for design alone for a lens comprising close to 30 elements must be difficult to recover. We users of such sophisticated should be lyrically grateful that we are able to enjoy this technology at probably well below its true cost. As a yacht owner I look at the cost of a few crude, by comparison, stainless steel fittings and marvel at how cheap my camera and accessories are.
Strangely the cost of having fun on the water seems to be accepted with considerably less grumbling than I read on forum pages here.

As someone that works for a camera company the prices you see are way above the price the factory needs to sell at to make a return. There is a huge amount of fat in the products especially as you move up the food chain. If you really think a 200-400 is making a loss for Canon at $12K you are very naive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 07:15 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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petemod: Only Gold? This camera deserves Platinum!

@jabba23

That's a ridiculously long bow to draw and completely incorrect. Yes tripling battery life would be tough, but they have to do better, getting 200 shots if you are conservative is just not good enough. Other than that there's no excuse for the AF given how good Olympus and Fuji are on that front, there's no excuse for the lack of electronic first curtain shutter, given the A7 has it and there's no excuse for the cumbersome menu system. None of these require the camera to magically grow in dimensions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 03:08 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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moimoi: Shutter vibration that makes blurry images, have you forgotten dpreview?

It is a HUGE con.

Alas the A7R lacks electronic first curtain shutter, making it very problematic for shutter speeds in the 1/2-1/30s range, even if mounted on tripod. We have already seen tests that show you will get some blur due to this and can't be avoided if you need these shutter speeds, such as you would use in landscape. Nikon D800E does not have this issue as it does have EFCS. So in some cases blur cannot be eliminated by mounting on tripod.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 23:35 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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Kwick1: Interesting that, in the summary, there's no mention of high ISO capabilities - good, bad or otherwise.

Same as D800(E), so pretty good especially when downsampled.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 21:31 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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petemod: Only Gold? This camera deserves Platinum!

Sorry what's the point of your comment ???

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 21:28 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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petemod: Only Gold? This camera deserves Platinum!

A list of cons as long as the pros and not all of them are minor, it got a fair result. Now combine an A7r with say a good AF system like in a m4/3 camera, triple the battery life and improve several other annoyances and then it might warrant a 90%. At the moment it's a superb sensor wrapped in an ok body. If only Olympus could fit this sensor to an E-M1.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 20:17 UTC
On LG launches LG G Pro 2 phablet with 4k video post (27 comments in total)
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webrunner5: It would seem Canon, Nikon, etc. really need to start building Smartphones or they are going to miss out on a LOT of buyers.

Think down the road 4 or 5 years what Smartphones will do.

Canon at worst should be trying to get its sensors into phones, and tablets. Nikon doesn't even make sensors so it's going to find it very tough. But Nikon have Andorid and will offer a camera with it soon. Canon needs to say get a partnership with the struggling HTC and leverage their camera smart with HTC phones smarts. Could get a good deal.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 20:14 UTC
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joyclick: Can it beat E-M1 and LX 7? just by sheer sensor size?

That's a joke right, as you forgot the smiley face!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:45 UTC
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ponyman: Fractionally larger sensor aside, is there any particular reason why someone would choose this over the smaller, less expensive and better specified Panasonic GM1 with its interchangeable lens mount?

Why are we arguing about ILC vs fixed lens camera. Each suits a different need. I have a DSLR and a G1X II will be much more likely to come with me everywhere than a MILC and I know this because I have a MILC as well as a DSLR. So as a backup to my DSLR the G1X II makes much more sense than another ILC system and is versatile enough to be very useful.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:44 UTC
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Biggiep: I supposed the G1 X must've sold well for Canon to find it more worthwhile to put in effort to make a successor to it as opposed to fix their EOS M line. This G1 X is the ultimate tweener camera, which means it's half-assed in multiple respects. Too large to fit into a pocket, not large enough to have a viewfinder. Too expensive to not have interchangeable lenses. It's also curious that Canon develops a totally different 1.5" sensor JUST for the G1 X line because as we all know, Canon has been nothing short of legendary when it comes to getting the most out of each sensor design (ahem 18mp APS-C).

Why on earth do you think this has anything to do with the EOS-M line. It doesn't and has no consequences for the true EOS M successor which is coming this year. Canon has not abandoned MILC and EOS M2 will see more lenses and perhaps two models.

Maybe you wear tight jeans, but the G1X II will easily fit into cargo shorts. Well I guess they prioritized fast lens over built-in EVF. It seems you would have been whining no matter what Canon released.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
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SantaFeBill: Since where I live the sunlight is usually bright enough that you need a VF (OVF or EVF) to shoot outdoors, U.S. $1100 for a compact (that's not so compact) isn't attractive to me. But of course YMMV.

It's pricing is on par if not cheaper than competitors with optional EVF's.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:36 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 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 article (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 (899 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
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