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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Same old crap they've been churning out for years. This underwater segment is still a joke other than the Nikon AW1. No RAW, tiny sensor, poor IQ even out of water, woefully slow lens, could have at least gone say f/2-2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 07:49 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

1/4000 and f/1.2/1.4 lenses should work well. Why not 1/8000 on such an advanced model at a high price point?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 09:54 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies
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Leandros S: I believe this will create a huge Achilles heel for the sensor. I regularly have red subjects that become oversaturated even when the image as a whole is considerably underexposed. If you make the red sensels smaller, that lack of tonality will only get worse.

Thanks for your ignorance of sensor matters, Leandros is on the right track. Blue will also suffer. Also and we will have even lower resolution of the R and B channels. Already standard Bayer gives only 1/4 the total resolution for R and B and 1/2 for G. Looks like we will be down to 1/6 now for R and B.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 10:37 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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Jogger: Nice, all it needs is an FF sensor.

@jogger

You will now incur the wrath of the rabid Fuji fanboy for mentioning the F word. Remember APS-C is the best format in the world until the company produces FF, in which case FF is the best format in the world and APS-C sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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Mark9473: "Not so good for JPEG shooters, Auto ISO users, and photographers who want to quickly capture a moment"

Isn't that like 99% of us? ;-)

Also, taking just the average of the bars on the scorecard gives me a 74% average, not 80%. I wonder how they arrive at the overall score.

I agree it's a significant camera, the first full frame mirrorless and all that, but it appears there was a need to give it an award no matter what the test scores say.

photojournalists are getting work published in newspapers, essentially toilet paper quality, so in what universe does in matter what they shoot? They are starting to use iPhones at some papers showing how unimportant IQ has become. They hardly represent the majority of normal shooters. No serious professional or amateur that is making prints would shoot jpg.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 02:41 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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Mark9473: "Not so good for JPEG shooters, Auto ISO users, and photographers who want to quickly capture a moment"

Isn't that like 99% of us? ;-)

Also, taking just the average of the bars on the scorecard gives me a 74% average, not 80%. I wonder how they arrive at the overall score.

I agree it's a significant camera, the first full frame mirrorless and all that, but it appears there was a need to give it an award no matter what the test scores say.

Really, 99% of us buy a 24MP FF camera to shoot jpg! I hardly no anyone that uses this sort of high end gear that shoots jpg. What a total waste of the sensors real potential.

I think the camera is overrated. AF alone should have knocked this down to around 75%. Can't even get close to AF ability of m4/3 let alone something like a 5D III, D610.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 21:56 UTC

Sony would have done better to concentrate on it's crappy cameras they put in phone. Yes the specs all sound wonderful on paper, but the results are still second rate. Should have taken a leaf out of HTC's book. How about a 8MP sensor, 1/2.3", f/1.8 lens, and you could still shoot 4K video without any binning or line skipping. However, why even bother with 4K at this stage. Oh and if they aren't using the newer Snapdragon 805 which is specifically optimised for 4K, then even bigger waste of time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 20:32 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (495 comments in total)
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thx1138: Canon users are quickly finding the metabones adapter has issues and are needing to modify it to stop reflections etc, which is just ridiculous for an already expensive adapter. Novoflex says it will have something in 2-3 months but until then it's hit and miss.

Not true, still seeing softer corners and edges on the Sony, whether shifted or not.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 01:34 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (495 comments in total)
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wb2trf: What a dumb review. There are a few reasonable criticisms, but there is this overall tone of snarkyness that is merely a gloss on stupidity. Start here: "despite the best efforts of Sony's UX designers to bury the relevant option at the end of page three in the custom setting tab of the menu setting. 'Release w/o Lens: Enable'" Now lets think for one minute. Since every option has to go somewhere something must be at the bottom. Since there is never a need to reverse this decision, you literally set it once for the life of the camera, where should it be? At the bottom of course.
Next, we have the crazy complaints in the paragraph that begins, "I can't remember the last time I used shutter priority (I'm an aperture priority kind of guy)" This paragraph is completely idiotic in its entirety. He writes as if he is disappointed that aperture priority isn't useful. Of course not! Secondly the choice of 1/60th can't be "biased in firmware" as there is no information to use. Dumb.

What a dumb review of the so-called dumb review. So an auto ISO mode that only wants to select 1/160 when using aperture priority isn't a poor effort from Sony. If Canon were this stupid there would be a thousand posts screaming for blood.

Good review Barney and I agree that Av mode and Auto ISO is dumb.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (495 comments in total)

Canon users are quickly finding the metabones adapter has issues and are needing to modify it to stop reflections etc, which is just ridiculous for an already expensive adapter. Novoflex says it will have something in 2-3 months but until then it's hit and miss.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 21:34 UTC as 177th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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thx1138: Once they develop a FF system I'd be very interested, but if it's still just APS-C, no thanks.

Typical fabbois repsonse from BarnET. Got any more pearls of wisdom you dolt.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 01:13 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

Once they develop a FF system I'd be very interested, but if it's still just APS-C, no thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 99th comment | 7 replies
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LensBeginner: Isn't 3D printing a feature that would make much more sense in a 3D CAD?
Isn't PS supposed to be an image editor?
What am I missing?

Also I should have added PS can import 3D models and you can of course edit them and fine tune, them and then print them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 21:15 UTC

I think they should change their name to Adon'tbefooled. Zero credibility after the credit card fiasco and revelation they were using industry worst practices for encryption and additionally only offered US citizens any compensation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 21:02 UTC as 32nd comment
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LensBeginner: Isn't 3D printing a feature that would make much more sense in a 3D CAD?
Isn't PS supposed to be an image editor?
What am I missing?

PS Extended can do some basic 3D modelling and each new version has extended the capability. It's not even remotely in the class of a stand alone CAD or 3D program of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 20:59 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (347 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: Yet more free advertising for Apple, and they need it cause let's face it, they're a poor struggling company.

Sounds like more iDrivel.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 05:23 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (347 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: Yet more free advertising for Apple, and they need it cause let's face it, they're a poor struggling company.

Why not at least a comparison of say 4-5 cutting edge high end ultra books, with high res screens with good gamut range, then it would be useful.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (347 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: Yet more free advertising for Apple, and they need it cause let's face it, they're a poor struggling company.

I agree, why single out the Mac, there are now literally dozens of competitors, yet the USA still thinks the universe revolves around Apple. I was on a recent photo tour and there were 30 people total including partners and only my wife and I weren't using Apple products. We were the only non-US participants.. They bristled at suggestions of similar or in some cases better alternatives.

So given the still premium pricing despite great competition why reinforce the notion that somehow Apple is the only game in town.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 20:36 UTC

Much better with a 1/1.7" sensor and a 40x zoom. 1/2.3" sensors should now only be reserved for smartphones; welcome to 2009.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 21:30 UTC as 19th comment
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bluevellet: Cool, luxury lens.

But I'll stick with my Zuiko 45mm f1.8 on m43.

Find it hard to believe a 45 f/1.2 for m4/3 sensor can cost within a a few hundred of an 85 f/1.2 for FF. Priced at a more realistic $1K it would make some sense, but m4/3 is about small cameras at big prices, which is why I only own two lenses and one indeed is the awesome little 45 f/1.8, the other the 12-35 f/2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
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