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Why don't you add the Sigma SD1 or the Merrill cams? In the review of the SD1 itself, the camera is inside the test, blowing every other cam away, but not in the Studio update.

Is there a reason for not including it? I think it would be fair to present the advantage of the foveon. Of course it's also fair to see the drawback from ISO800 and upwards. But simply not to show any sign of it is quite surprising.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 18:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Caerolle: I guess I am missing the right way to set up EVFs for the studio. Other people seem to find them fine, and the appearance in the viewfinder wasn't even really mentioned here, just the features of it.

I have had two issues with every EVF I have used, including the X-T1. First, I need to say, yes, I know about setting the EVF to not preview exposure.

So, my issues are, 1) I set a custom white balance for my flash, then under the modeling lights, everything in the viewfinder has a horrid yellow cast; 2) I usually have a lot of contrast between the subject and background, especially under the modeling lights (I often use speedlights for the background) ,so the EVF usually blows out the subject or underexposes them. As far as I can tell, since you are not previewing exposure, you can't adjust the exposure in the EVF, it is just metering all on its own based on the scene.

How the camera was set up in this shoot, and how did things look in the EVF? What do people do in general with EVFs?

Hey, funfact. The Pro-Cam of the X-Series has an optical Viewfinder ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 18:18 UTC
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vscd: Haha, you see the full advantage of mirrorless with a lense 3 times bigger than the body. An the vertical grip compensates this in even more size. Yeah. ;)

@UnderTheSun
And every smartphone is smaller @f1.8 than your Fuji X-T1. So what's the point here? If you want a small cam, use your phone. There are reasons for fullframe and there are reasons for APS-C. They both can coexist but are always compromises in any way. The lenses on the Fuji may be smaller than on FF (did you check the Canon 40mm 2.8? ;)), but they don't deliver the same picture. That's the difference. If you can live with the drawbacks of APS-C you can enjoy of course the advantages...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 18:15 UTC
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@Joed700:
The 85L 1.2 is for portraits, but it's advantages are more on the color rendition side and the bokeh is creamy as it even could ;) The "best" and useful apertures are around f2.2-3.5, the f1.2 is for churches and low light (sometimes I shoot film so you need every 1/3 stop). It was a job for a XMas athmosphere in a church, so the 35mm 1.4 and the 85 1.2 were the tools. The picture was just for the old "EOS1" body discussion to prove you wrong on your thesis ;) But that's settled, I think. I tried the Fuji X-T1 ca. 5-6 weeks ago because the combination of EOS1+85L is nice but, no, not too big, no too heavy, but too *noisy*.I need something handy and loudless with 35mm/85mm equiv.My first choice was the X100S, but I wanted to give the X-T1 a try because of the chance lens to a 55 1.2. We somehow couldn't get friends on the handling and the ISO was just average. For a whole system Canon is still my choice. Yet.
@Nigel:
You can nail the focus with magic lantern zebra (on the 5D)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 23:45 UTC
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@Joed700. Now you're coming back to a normal discussion, so we can talk in a decent way. I don't like to get every day the "lessons" from Fuji users how great their equipment is. I already shot with the Fuji X-T1 (I was curious about the 24 1.4), I just didn't tell you while you try to credit me down for not even knowing a decent Canonbody. The Fuji was a nice Cam and is getting even nicer after the last firmwareupdate. BUT. I don't like EVF and I want a fullframesensor (better mediumformat, but there is no real one like 6x8 or expensive like hell). The Continious AF-Tracking was not so good but the IQ was better than a fullframe,3-4 years ago.

Some friends of mine (no pros) sold their Canongear and got Fujilenses. That's a reasonable step for them...but hey, they never owned any L-Lens or 1Digit-Bodys but now they have 999$ 55mm 1.2 and blame the "plastic" Kitlense from their 50D. How fair is this?

So let's smoke the calumet ;) Oh, btw. from yesterday: http://tinyurl.com/lamyv2f

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@Joed700. I didn't answer to your question because you're not worth it. How do you know what my gear is? I had a Fuji GX680 when you didn't recognize Fuji as a brand. I'm not a Canonfanboy at all but I'm a hater of unskilled people judging my (from you unseen) photography by the cost of my camerabodies. An you even guessed wrong. So now, please grow up.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@Joed700. I won't answer to you kid in the same way as you did to me. But I got a glue what you can do as you have the money for gear I can't afford (how do you know)? So I hope you make at least good meals with your expensive spoons. At least I seem to know how an EOS1 is build. What's wrong with you Fuji Fanboys ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 17:17 UTC

Nice to see that Fuji is always keeping up the firmware... but on the other side this could also be a sign of "banana software, riping at the customer". Reminds me somehow to Windows Service Pack ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

You never had a real camera in your hand. Or at least nothing professional from "Canikon".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 12:37 UTC

Haha, you see the full advantage of mirrorless with a lense 3 times bigger than the body. An the vertical grip compensates this in even more size. Yeah. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 16:04 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review preview (16 comments in total)
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Cyrus the Great: Nikon D800 is clear winer over 5D iii in every things. Nikon has much sharper lens.
don't know why some people buy Canon???!!!!!

The Nikon 85 1.2 and 200 1.8 is better than the Canon ones... oh wait, no, it was the 8-15 f4. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 13:13 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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vscd: With a 50mm f1.8 there is no size or weight-advantage left (f.e. against a Canon 6D):

http://camerasize.com/compact/#380.306,579.87,gd,t

The longer the lens, the more the sensor has to move to compensate for the shake. Because the space for such sensor movements is limited, sensor-stabilized lenses are generally less effective than optically-stabilized lenses. The image shift for a given amount of camera movement is proportional to the focal length of the lens in use.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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vscd: With a 50mm f1.8 there is no size or weight-advantage left (f.e. against a Canon 6D):

http://camerasize.com/compact/#380.306,579.87,gd,t

Oh you picked up the needles. Then take mine...
>1) Picture quality
...but no lossless RAW. Yeah
>2) Silent autofocus
...did you ever use an Canon USM? Surely not.
>3) Take the 5DM3 then or use a sophisticated flashsystem with highspeed mode @ 1/8000
>4) In Body IS is ok, but not suitable for longer lenses. Don't bother... dou don't have any ;)
>5) ?? You don't have to change the screen. But you *can*.
>6) DR ist better below ISO800 and worse >800
>7) 6D was an example, take a 5D

Now get out and make some stunning pictures with it. But don't forget your 5 batteries, it's getting colder outside.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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ozturert: "Not dead yet" also means "dying" :)

http://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/e/d-201406_e.pdf

4 times more DSLRs... The growth of mirrorless cameras is there, but they can only grow. And thanks for complaing about my english but I think it's far better than your german.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
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Sir Canon: wait why would you spend $1500 on a 70-300 f4.5-5.6. even if its build like a brick outhouse wouldnt you get a 70-200 2.8

To be fair... the price of a lense doesn't depend on the focal length and Aperture, only. An OTUS 55 1.4 it's far to expensive compared to a Canon 50 1.4 ;) I think we should judge after the results. Sometimes a 70-300 @f4 is even more superiour to a cheap 70-200 f2.8 @f4 (an the f2.8 is useless on the bright one).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 08:52 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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ozturert: "Not dead yet" also means "dying" :)

>The DSLR market has been on the decline while
>mirrorless camera adoption has been growing

Which market do you mean? For Asian markets this
is true. In Europe, for example, the DSLRs are far
superiour to the mirrorless. Maybe we have larger
hands ;) Canon is far in front with DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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raoulJ: I just hope they fixed the main drawbacks of the A7 :

1. Halo in highligths at night (A7 only - a no-go for me)

2. Sensor dust and stain problem - due to the lack of a protection when you change lens and the short distance to the flange (18mm).
This was a nightmare with Nex 7 and is a nightmare with A7R.
Wouldn't it be possible to close the shutter whenever you change lens ?

3. Short life of the LCD screen - that degrades after a few months
(Same than Nex 7)

4. Of course, the fixed low speed limit for AUTO ISO.

5. Better AF too of course. But mainly an easier and faster way to select focus point.

6. Oh yes, the ability to really choose ANY function for the customizable buttons.

@Mel. Please learn to quote...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 08:43 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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vscd: With a 50mm f1.8 there is no size or weight-advantage left (f.e. against a Canon 6D):

http://camerasize.com/compact/#380.306,579.87,gd,t

@HornOUBet
I don't care about the front/back or sideview because a body without lense is useless. The whole system counts. On marketingprospects they, of course, they only show the bodies. That's the trick.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)

With a 50mm f1.8 there is no size or weight-advantage left (f.e. against a Canon 6D):

http://camerasize.com/compact/#380.306,579.87,gd,t

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 14:16 UTC as 36th comment | 14 replies
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GoneMirrorless: IMHO, IBIS is more for crop cameras where focal lengths are longer. @ 24mm IS is not a big deal. @300mm it is. That's why most long zooms and many long primes already come with IS.

@Bhima. It's even easier with a tripod... ;)

I, for myself, also use the same lenses with film on an older EOS1NHS. So every lense I buy can "carry" it's IS from body to body. Maybe the term "RealVR" is a little bit tough (and wrong), I admit. But shifting the sensor for a 400mm 2.8 lenses is quite difficult. In summary the mirrorless-system get's more questionale toward the longer lenses. The size/weight advantage, the handling, the non-intrusive look. All gone.

It's a good second cam to have on trips or jobs when you need smaller gear. But it's not *THE* new system all hassle about. It's a coexistence.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
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