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 article Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America (250 comments in total)
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J A C S: How many of the posters here have ever touched this camera? Let me start with myself - never...

The video output is supposedly excellent as are the stills captured from 4K. Handling will still be awkward being a DSLR. If the price had been within say $1K of the 1D X from the outset I would have bought one for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America (250 comments in total)
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J A C S: How many of the posters here have ever touched this camera? Let me start with myself - never...

Well if you have used a 1DX you have used a 1D C, a grossly overpriced variant with just a heat sink and different firmware.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 05:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America (250 comments in total)

Meanwhile in Australia no doubt we'll see a price rise of $4000.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 05:37 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm announces new rugged and long zoom compacts (29 comments in total)

1/2.33" sensors should be banned. Can't believe we still see this crap in abundance in 2015.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 09:36 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (108 comments in total)
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Mike FL: One thing is for sure, you pay less for "Made in China". Such as:

"Yongnuo clones Canon’s ‘nifty fifty’ down to every last detail at half the price (@$69)" per IR.

"the 'build quality seems to be on par with Canon’s 50mm 1.8 II; maybe a *tad bit better*, but not by much.'"

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/12/18/yongnuo-clones-canons-nifty-fifty-down-to-every-last-detail-at-half-the-pri

BTW:
Actually, you can get it for not $69, but $40 with free shipping.

As an reference a "Leica Lens Coffee Cup Mug" is $45, and " Made in Germany. Never used, only removed from box for this photo". Per seller, Oh yes. " Made in Germany."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-Lens-Coffee-Cup-Mug-Summarit-S-70-/181637130719?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4a6aa9df

"the 'build quality seems to be on par with Canon’s 50mm 1.8 II; maybe a *tad bit better*, but not by much.'"

That's not an endorsement but an indictment. 50 f/12.8 II build quality is a joke.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 01:21 UTC
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ogl: Good lenses, but too big...IMO.

So please explain how you change the laws of physics to make them smaller. All this demonstrates is the absurdity of FF mirrorless system. Sony has been careful to realse only slow lenses so far so as not to destroy the illusion of a compact system. But they can't keep the illusion forever and people will want fast lenes and guess what, they aren't that much smaller for mirrorless in many cases.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 10:33 UTC

Not much going on at Nikon or Canon these days at least camera wise. Lame update, surprised it was called the D5300s. Still no D9400 and most likely never will be announced.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:39 UTC as 47th comment
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yslee1: Holy cow. I wasn't expecting this at all! 755 grams? It seems Nikon's PF might actually result in more weight savings than Canon's DO?

How pray tell did you come to that conclusion? Until Nikon manufactures a 400 f/4 PF you have no basis for your conclusion.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:34 UTC
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lcf80: Phone-like sensor + dark lens = no go.

More lame than even the Canon offerings. Pathetic circa 2000 sensors plaguing the waterproof segment. I would have hoped someone had a competitor to the Nikon AW1 by now, but alas just more crap.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 00:29 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1968 comments in total)
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Wahrsager: Seems like they've created the "Honda Accord" of DSLRs. It's not the fastest, the prettiest or most capable, but it's probably the most well-rounded out of all of them.

Gosh your aiming low if you think the Honda Accord is a great car. The D750 deserves a lot more praise than that. At least you didn't call it the Camry or Corolla of the camera world, that would be the ultimate insult.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 09:32 UTC
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Zeisschen: 95% Platinum award

75% lead award

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:36 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 real-world sample images (326 comments in total)
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onlooker: At ISO 1600 (4_BETASAMPLE_ISO1600_SAM_0170) NR seems very heavy handed.

Samsung haven't got a clue about processing. They should stick to TV's. Just having a million features doesn't make it a good product. Fuji and Sony are miles ahead.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 08:04 UTC

Good to see Canon still not innovating!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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TangoMan: As the camera grows older, its close focus ability will decrease and it will eventually need close-up lenses.

I see what you did there.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
On article Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina (336 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Why does Sony hate fast lenses?

Well the 35 f/1.4 is fast, but the reason is simple: they don;t want you ruin the illusion of the A7(R) being a small camera system. Fast lenses will make it look unbalanced. Even as it is lenses like the 70-200 f/4 are unbalanced, but imagine whacking the f/.2.8 version on the camera. You'll be holding the lens only for balance. So Sony must stick to smaller slower lenses as a rule and offer a few fast WA primes. Give me a Nikon D810 any day of the week 99% of the time and you get vastly better AF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 05:15 UTC

But it's the bread and butter crap P&S that makes the money for R&D. Huge volumes, thin margins, but now much much smaller volumes. Where is the money to come from to pay for R&D for the advanced P&S, IL compact and DSLR? Nikon is financial trouble and like Canon have no phone presence. Canon should have been making sensors for smart phones for years and unlike the DSLR which still gets by on primitive 0.5micron fab, they have advanced 0.18micron fab that would be ideal for small sensors. Nikon is screwed though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 05:28 UTC as 74th comment
On article Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF (45 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I would gladly pay $899 for a 12-37mm F1.7-F2.8 M4/3 lens. Luckily they throw in a free camera body with it if you get the LX100. I can’t fathom buying the GM5 over the LX100 unless they also announce that great lens for m4/3s interchangeable lens cameras.

"The LX100 is the bomb of Photokina 2014." is that due to the lack of flash?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 00:57 UTC

Pro level camera it may be, but where is the pro level glass. 15fps would indicate it's designed for sports and wildlife action. So where's the 300/400/500mm lens options. I'd genuinely like to see how thing does for tracking fast erratic subjects compared to the new 7D II say with it's proven 1DX class AF. I'm hardly going to buy this camera just to put a 16-50 on it as nice as that sounds.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 23:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II (115 comments in total)
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nerd2: 4K is a reality. We are expecting descent 4K IPS display at around $400 soon (check the news please people)

Indeed Karl, how many of us have 4K display devices. Another 2-3 years before 4K becomes mainstream.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:42 UTC

By Canon and Nikon current pricing standards the DO is remarkably good value at the same price roughly as the 300 f/2.8 II. I expected it to be $9.5K, so this is a pleasant surprise. I think I know what I'm getting for Xmas.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:35 UTC as 5th comment
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