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 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 23rd 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
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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Zigmont: Wow, I really wanted to like this but just realized no pop-up flash, that really kills it for me, I use the pop-up on my D7100 quite often for a bit of fill flash. It would be a PIA to carry around the SB400 all the time.

I used to think the same, but then I bought a tiny hotshoe flash which is far better than any popup and only weighs 100g.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:46 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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win39: Too late for many. I got tired of waiting and went the D800 route. And like many started experimenting with mirrorless for travel. I have been known to say that my Fuji X-T1 was my D400. I can't count the number of times on the Fuji forum that someone said that they sold all their Nikon equipment.
Really? A DX flagship that is as big and heavy as a D810? Nikon should have used this opportunity to make this mirrorless and migrated the design down the line like they have in the past. I hope the D500 is successful, but I fear that much of the market for it has gone elsewhere and it delays Nikon's serious entry into mirrorless.

I would much rather have a FF with 36-40MP that shoots 8fps than a cropper these days. Sure you lose some reach when FL limited, but who cares, not all shots need to be frame filling of the subject, some environment for context is nice and when you not FL limited the FF will rule.

I don't really care about the weight of the D500 however, when you are using 500/600mm lenses and D5/1DX class cameras, the D500 is a lightweight and helps balance bigger glass better than tiny cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:43 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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pavi1: XQD and no flash. I am out. Will wait to see what is available when the D300S fails.

I agree, CFast and SD is the way to go rather than another Sony failed idea

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
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Jefftan: the first pic ,A great American tradition
is very bad even for small sensor,no detail at all
why? F8 diffraction?

camera is rubbish even in good light the IQ is smart phone quality.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 08:16 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (729 comments in total)

Some of the comments are so breathtakingly moronic, they're actually funny. Well done, it takes a rare talent to be an imbecile and funny at the same time.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:21 UTC as 146th comment

Poor choice of name for something that is supposed to repel everything. The Hoya Repulsion would have been more apt.

I call BS on the anti-fingerprint though, every company and their dog claims to have oleophobic coatings and none work worth a damn. Time will tell.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 04:12 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies

At what refresh rate? 240Hz would be nice.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 07:24 UTC as 13th comment
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DtEW: It's pretty awesome that some companies actually do seem to try hard to bring you good value for your money, and plan for a long-term relationship with the customer.

It's also great that Roger Cicala can educate and disseminate to the camera-buying-public this sort of insight that is rarely obvious behind all the marketing and ad-copy.

Kudos to Canon and Lensrentals.

Shhh, your not allowed to praise Canon on dpreview. Just remember they are a washed up company that doesn't innovate and you'll be safe.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 06:21 UTC
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thx1138: No No No. Everyone including my dog knows the Sony A7R II is the only game in town. This flawless gem of a camera renders all other devices obsolete.

Come on dpreview I thought you were on the same page.

Did I really need a smiley?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 09:44 UTC

No No No. Everyone including my dog knows the Sony A7R II is the only game in town. This flawless gem of a camera renders all other devices obsolete.

Come on dpreview I thought you were on the same page.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 06:12 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On article Sigma US goes public with Black Friday lens deals (34 comments in total)
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straylightrun: This is photography news, how?

LOL

I prefer a pinhole camera myself, but I suppose some people might use lenses occasionally.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 04:41 UTC
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