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 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 (728 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 145th 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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joe_leads: Sony E/FE, Fuji X, Olympus + Panasonic (MFT), Leica M/T/SL, Nikon 1, Canon EOS-M, Pentax Q – and Samsung NX. It's not surprising that not each of these mirrorless systems can become a huge, profitable success.

I still think we have too many companies and frankly couldn't care less about Samesung leaving. I'd much rather see actual camera companies that have been in the game for decades doing well, especially the likes of Olympus, Pentax and Fuji. There's more than enough great choice out there and Samesung will only be missed by a very small % of consumers.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 22:20 UTC
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tinternaut: That shows a remarkable lack of commitment from Samsung. I think it's a sign that the comprehensive size of the Micro Four Thirds System, and Sony's mirrorless full frame, leave Samsung with little room to manoeuvre in this market. It's a pity; the NX1 is a remarkable camera.

Yes it does and I knew they would never ever commit like Canon or Nikon. They started too late in the game and didn't offer anything compelling to make you change systems even from m4/3 IMO. Samesung thought technology was enough to rule the camera world but it takes a lot more and they would never be in it for the long haul.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
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dagobah: The G5X looks like a formidably sharp camera - wow! At all ISOs superior to other 1" sensor compacts.

The G9X not quite as sharp, but similar to the older model G7X at base ISO. However, the G9X gets far noisier as ISO increases. To my eyes G9X is superior to Sony RX100 mk 1,2,3,4 at base ISO but things go downhill and the Sonys look superior somewhere between ISO800 and ISO1600.

Despite the similarities of the sensor on paper, the electronics must be quite different between G5X and G9X.

Formidably sharp! How can you tell given how poorly the lenses are performing. Much softer in RAW than the Sony based on the studio test chart.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 04:00 UTC
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GaryJP: This is NOT a good camera for sports or action, although in some instances Sony and its worshippers have been trying to suggest it might be.

Yeah. you will get some shots, but you will miss far too many.

What counts are not the serendipitous hits - even soccer moms get some of those - but all the ones you miss.

Still pretty bad. You can't magically transform a terrible shot by downsampling. The amount of noise at ISO 3200 is shocking, much worse than say D810 and there's not much difference in image size between 36MP and 42MP

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 08:20 UTC
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GaryJP: This is NOT a good camera for sports or action, although in some instances Sony and its worshippers have been trying to suggest it might be.

Yeah. you will get some shots, but you will miss far too many.

What counts are not the serendipitous hits - even soccer moms get some of those - but all the ones you miss.

Shooting sports with a mirrorless is like a gambler. They only only tell you about the few bucks they've won, but totally ignore they've lost tens of thousands of dollars. Yes of course you can get some great shots with the A7RII, hell look what the guys used to do before AF came along, but the % of keepers is pitifully low, it'd make a 20D look good.

As for the IQ, some of them a simply woeful. I clicked on an ISO 3200 shot and it looked like I was looking at a shot from my old 1D II at the same ISO. Using a 1DX which barely even needs NR at ISO 3200 this is a joke surely. Don't even look at the ISo 12800 shot, you'll puke.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 03:52 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (753 comments in total)
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kriztian: The Leica is showing much more detail jpeg 12800 than Nikon 750 and the rest. The only camera beeing better is Pentax 645Z. Check out the black and white old mans beard.

Who spends a squillion dollars on a camera to shoot jpg? The RAW images show the Leica is no better at all than the 4x cheaper D750.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 04:58 UTC
On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (269 comments in total)

A list of cons nearly s long as the pros, useless AF for anything that moves, EVF still not a scratch on OVF, sky-high price. This is a 70% camera at best but hey it seems 4K video puts people in a trance and makes them lose their mind. Sony has become the new Apple it appears.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 23:53 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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samhain: Very impressive lens, sigma is really on a roll.
Making Canon/Nikon lens division look like they're stuck in molasses :)

Moronic comment, but don't facts get in the way of opinion.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 07:48 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Fast 24mm, Please! (FF)
Enough of the pedestrian hardly wide longish primes = 35mm (nor longish hardly wide 28mm, no thx)

What about making it with a Leica like Trimar lens, say 24/28/35 f/2. Sure lens would be bigger but camera more useful

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 01:25 UTC
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SammyToronto: This is the stuff of wet dreams; I want one BAD!

I'm sure your girlfriend will wish you and your camera well in the future

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 23:09 UTC

Canon finally gets the G7X right (well almost as there's no 4K video). But I'd trade that for the more useful zoom range compared to the RX100IV and $150 price advantage. Might sell the G1X for this but not sure yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 05:37 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
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