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 article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Waiting! PENTAX FULL FRAME is coming soon!!!

And in no way shape or form will be a competitor for the D5, so what's the point exactly?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 01:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Oh wow .. they still make cameras this big ....... err ...... why?

Same with the 1DX, even chimping a lot and shooting RAW, with IS lenses you can easily get 1500 shots. With jpg, and no chimping, well over 2500 is possible.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Nick932: Finally something more expensive than a Leica and everybody accepts the price as normal £5199. For about £250 you get a lot more than than a Leica SL. you get R(SLR), Size, Weight.

I don't accept the price as normal. It's frankly ludicrous in 2016 and such trying market conditions. I worked for Canon at one stage and I can tell you the profit margin on the 1 series cameras was huge, well over 50% and Nikon would be no different. They could sell this for $4000UD and still make a lot of money, but no Nikon and Canon think super high prices is the road to salvation, not that Sony is any less delusional.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (738 comments in total)
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snapa: "Nikon D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR's"
Yes, especially the price for the D500 *APS-C* sensor :O
Too bad Nikon will not try to make a great APS-C MILC :(
Some people simply will not carry a large DSLR and want something smaller!

I find it interesting how most mirrorless users (at least on forums) are very insecure in their purchases and feel that to justify their decision they have to ridicule people that still use a DSLR. I own both systems and love them both, I choose the whatever camera best suits my need and if I'm shooting sports or wildlife that certainly is not a mirrorless camera at this stage.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 01:23 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (738 comments in total)
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BigOne: All Sony has to do to bury these two forever is to add fps to their a7 line. Push it to 12-15 fps - and nobody will have a chance.

Won't Sony also have to add AF that actually can capture fast action, a line up of Superteles, pro build with actual weather sealing, etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (738 comments in total)
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GBJ: I will have to wait for a D5 sensor in a D810 body, and the new autofocus system. This will be my D700 replacement. If it has 5fps or faster, I will be satisfied.
I was strongly considering buying the D5, but I have never owned a full size body. I went to a rental shop to hold the D4 and see if I would like the large size feel and versatility, but I realized that for me, the body was too heavy and clumbsy. Also, I think I would attract more attention from people when I am walking with it and using it. I'd prefer to blend in rather than stand out when it comes to cameras.
I like the 20 megapixels, it's not too much and not too little.
I would like full frame sensor, as I have full frame lenses, and I like the dynamic range abilities of the 35mm sensor.
If this camera is released one year, I will buy it, regardless of cost...to some extent :)

Sorry what's wrong with the D750 sensor, it's already superb. If your seriously quibbling about the difference between 24 and 20 MP then photography might not be the hobby for you.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (738 comments in total)
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bernardf12: Guys I am sorry but your headline is misleading. The DSLR boundary was drawn by Sony with EVF (See what you will get), IBIS and video AF-C and these cameras do not have that. You may want to add 'action photography' to the headline to make it a true statement.

You mean after Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji. Sony revisionists are in plague proportions.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 01:13 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (738 comments in total)
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tsebis: I would say NX1 i still better than this ..

So how does that NX1 go with the long list of Samsung superteles, like for fast action work. Oh that's right, there are no Samsung superteles.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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10-75: With a $6,499.95 MSRP for the new D5, Hopefully Canon will price their 1Dx a little more realistically than the normal $7999.95 for their 1D series offerings...

1DX II to get totally new sensor and finally class competitive in DR, maybe even class leading. But we will know in a month or so at CP+

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:42 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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aarif: now only if they have had another version of it in a smaller body

Grip or not, now add a 600 f/4 to the A7RII and see how well it handles even if it could AF for fast action, which it can't.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:40 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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thetechhimself: At first I said to myself "how did Canon let Nikon release something more powerful then their existing lineup, even for a month?" then after being sad for all of an hour, I realized, oh wait, they didn't... Canon beat them to the punch... 2 years ago with the EOS-1D C, which is a 4k firmware flashed 1D X. 153 AF's is impressive, but still lacking cross types which is what's the point in a pro offering. That said, this is good for keeping Canon in check, they can't just go off half-cocked and release a 1DXII for $$$$$, but the D5 fails to check it enough, it'll still sell for $$$$ sadly... :( At least I have something to look forward to next month. Too bad Nikon didn't release their new 1" P&S;s, Nikon 1" 20MP PDAF on a dedicated optical system has to rock the socks off the RX100 IV, which is as badly in need of competition as the new not released 1DX II will be...

Bit of a fail there on the facts Rishi, 7D II has 65 x-type points, ie every single AF point is also x-type and 65 > 55 in normal world.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:36 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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Digitalis32: That's it, the final nail. The Mirrorless dinosaur is dead.

SO what's the meteor coming to kill off the DSLR dinosaurs?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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Raist3d: For anyone with the cash and needs, this looks like a really "throw anything you want at" camera. Glad Nikon decided to go for quality 20MP and not pursue mindless mega pixies.

Yeah like those mindless MP on the A7RII or D810. The low MP count is purely to facilitate a very high frame rate for action work and a manageable file size for those in the field needing to get results back to their office.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:30 UTC

LOL at the price. Seriously delusional. The mirrorless fanbois would be in hysterics if Canikon released a 300 f/4 that cost $2500. Hell the Nikon with DO technology is only $2K and has to be corrected for a 4x larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:36 UTC as 32nd comment | 23 replies
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deep7: "..with an equivalent maximum aperture of F8 and F12.6 on the 200mm and 800mm equivalent ends". One of the true advantages of m4/3 over larger formats - particularly at very long focal lengths, the extra depth of field is very welcome!

At 800mm on FF the difference between f/5.6 and F/12.6 for a subject say 10m away is 4.88cm vs 11cm. Still not large difference. But it will come at expense of subject isolation which one of the reasons I use a 500 f/4 wide open nearly all the time.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:52 UTC

Now all we need is a mirrorless camera that can AF worth a damn for fast action work and this would make a nice wildlife/birding lens

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:27 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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ThirstyDursty: ISO 3million

Good for shots of the inside of the lens cap.

I can see it not on show at the MOMA

You clearly miss the point of ultra high ISO. More important is how clean this will be in that ISO 3200-12800 range for action work. Current D4 and 1D X are already excellent in the ISO 1600-6400 and if this can get us at least another stop at same noise levels then bring it on. Especially since we have higher pixel density.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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kisvakoncl: OMG!
"I feel a great disturbance in the Force..
..as if millions of Canonian fanboys suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.."

The 1D X II will be announced next month and will be just as impressive. No losers in this game unless you're forum jockey that dwells on sensor specs. For those that like to actually take photos these are good times indeed.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:18 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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Prixnobeldefoot: Glad to see Nikon is not going the Megapixels road.

Curious it's an all new sensor rather than one of the 24MP sensors they use from Sony. But I agree 20-24MP APS-C is good.

Worryingly though I see rumours Sony A6100 will be a crazy 36MP, unless it's becoming FF.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:54 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: In terms of video, this is what the Canon 7D mark II should have been. I hope these sell like hot cakes and wake Canon up. Canon only seem to have eyes on Nikon.

Rumors about , that 7D II will be last of its kind. I'm a Canon person and the 7D II did not interest me much at all. Yes better than 7D, but other than new AF very little else to tempt one.

The D500 does interest me but I'll see what FF announcements are coming this year. I want a 30MP+ FF camera that shoots 8fps, maybe 5D IV, maybe D900.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
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