IvanM

IvanM

Lives in South Africa Centurion, South Africa
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Sep 15, 2004
About me:

Professional photographer with a love of documentary and landscape photography

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On 15_samsung_nx500_ISO_1000_SAM_0372-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

mmmm, left hand side looks sharper than right, camera missed man in front.....very noisy....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 14:18 UTC as 1st comment
On 12_samsung_nx500_ISO_125_SAM_0877-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

also doesn't look sharp, especially the face...cant really tell much from this shot re the IQ...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 1st comment
On 12_samsung_nx500_ISO_125_SAM_0877-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

very noisy for iso125! Unless its badly processed...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1135 comments in total)

Now why doesn't Canon go and buy this sensor for their apsc models??? As a Canon user I have to admit I am a little bit jealous of this camera! I hope it sells by the ton!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 06:32 UTC as 170th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (548 comments in total)
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gLOWx: If you cumulate all IDGAF votes in the last DPR poll about M3, you get 80%
USA or not, it is a failure. I'm European, i love mirrorless concept (even if i love OVF pentaprism too).
And frankly, Canon or Nikon are my last interest in mirrorless world.
Give me a Sony, Fuji, Pana or Oly. May be even a Samsung.
They don't pretend to take mirrorless seriously : they do it.

failure or not I am probably going to get an M3. thats the weird thing, that even though on paper its inferior and guys like you hate it, guys like me will still go and buy it....go figure!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 07:58 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (548 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Got the body + EVF kit from Japan last week. Very nice camera with much faster focusing (still not as fast as an antiquated SLR). Less than $500 including shipping. I'm not crazy about the EVF and might sell it, making the cost of the M3 body even less than the original EOS-M. If Sony or Fuji have a mirrorless camera with an APS sensor for under $300 I must have missed it.

sell that EVF to me! we expect the M3 here in May, and the price sounds right...much less than the original M

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 07:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (646 comments in total)

I absolutely love everything about this camera..my only concern is that the images look so soft compared to the rest in the DPR test charts....not sure if it matters much, but.....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 15:18 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
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jrkliny: I have looked at this interview a couple of times. Each time I look at the opening question and response. How is it possible that Maeda does not know that the full frame Canon sensors have had the same resolution for 7 years? How does Canon expect to make sales if they do not improve their cameras? Cameras need good sensors, they need to autofocus and they need to correctly expose. It is pretty hard to sell autofocus and exposure. Those are givens. We expect our cameras to do those tasks. If the sensors are not improved why would anyone upgrade?

obviously he is 'tong in cheek' when he makes statements like that..he is the boss of a very successful company with market leading products..he is no fool no matter what the 'consumers' on these forums think and say...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 07:18 UTC
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craytonmccant: Relax Masaya Maeda, you can now continue to take your time with improvements and upgrades as far as I am concerned. This month I have switched to Sony for my body's, and Sigma Art for my lenses. I will continue to use my Canon lenses with the Sony A7II. I also just picked up a Sony RX100 III to replace my Canon S100. I could not be happier with the image quality now. Till you can look at Canons competitors and see where you are being passed, you will not be able to compete as they jump ahead of you in improvements and image quality. I am very sad to see Canon fall behind.

Surely no one can think that Canon can remain the market leader without ever listening to their customers? Maeda said at the time of the 7d2 launch that there has been requests for more pixels and that they are working on it...now about 5 months later they have delivered...sure we all wish it could have been earlier but that s how it is...I am sure that this camera will be properly sorted with none of the vibration issues of the d800 and alpha 7's. I see many D800's for sale around here...not that I think its a bad camera at all but for me at least there is now more choice without having to buy into another system....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 10:34 UTC
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Mark K: As long as Canon remains the leadership in the industry, his attitude towards Nikon and Canon is well justified. There is indeed nothing to threaten Canon's position as number one.

The only reason I can think why Canon USA is not selling the EosM is because they dont think they are going to make a profit out of it...they must have looked at historical sales and decided that the Eos M is not viable ... for whatever the reaosns, reading from international sales reports it would seem that the USA is the weakest market ito mirrorless....we all agree the first EosM was not a success particularly at the launch price and with the 'slow' AF...it got to be much better value for money once the price dropped...I had two at one stage and still use one with the 22mm as my carry 'everywhere and everyday' camera...but if you look at their investment into mirrorless it does look like they are not investing all their money and efforts into it...it looks more like small little steps feeling their way forward and keeping an eye on the general market for it and sales potential....of course I want a kickass Eos M, and maybe the new one is that, if the price is right...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 06:56 UTC
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Mark K: As long as Canon remains the leadership in the industry, his attitude towards Nikon and Canon is well justified. There is indeed nothing to threaten Canon's position as number one.

Jpino so if marketing is the easy road to success I wonder why everyone isn't doing it?

And how do you think Canon sees the customer as opposed to say, Nikon? And how is it working for them?

Would you say the new 11-24mm lens was out of touch with customer demand and how about the image quality and design? Does that smack of a company that relies only on marketing to sell these products and that is behind the times?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 15:01 UTC
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Mark K: As long as Canon remains the leadership in the industry, his attitude towards Nikon and Canon is well justified. There is indeed nothing to threaten Canon's position as number one.

Well the mirrorless market hasnt grown even a fraction of the predictions so maybe Canon were the wise ones not to invest all their R&D into that, but rather into known and dependable sellers...no matter how cool your cameras and sensors are if the company doesn't exist in the future it was all in vain

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
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jpino79: I don't like Canon products. Now i know even better why...

well at least there you wouldn't have had to settle for cheap n nasty plastic!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: It's funny to read the comments and see how many times people can post virtually the same thing...a variant of "this guy is clueless...out of touch...head in sand, etc." And then go on to complain about Canon sensors.

So the main indictment from what I see is that Canon sensors have less DR at low ISO than the competition. OK. But does that merit the vitriol? Does that mean their cameras are worthless? Aren't there other measures of a camera system...like lenses, support, ergonomics, color signature, QC, etc?

There's also the indictment that Canon doesn't pursue mirrorless with enough seriousness...with no admission that the mirrorless market isn't that big and is stagnating.

If you need more DR, then fine, go to another brand. But Canon has the most customers and most pro's stick with Canon, and it's not because they cannot switch. It's because Canon is for them the overall strongest system.

Now Canon is not perfect; no company is. But let's have some perspective.

But Great bustard.... if I agree with you that Sony sensors are a big deal over Canon's, then we are both wrong.....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 13:28 UTC
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AngryCorgi: It is said that a smart man learns from his mistakes, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others. I gather, from the responses in this interview, that Canon may not be employing a large number of wise men.

so they are the market leaders with cameras and lenses that outsell everyone else's....ever wonder why the majority chooses this brand? And why would you want to give your future product strategy away to your competitors? Even if they are learning from their own and others mistakes, which I am sure they are, why would they want to admit it publicaly? These are large corporations and they do things in a certain way, my wife works for a large usa pharmaceutical, they have the same rules and practices ...that's just how it is, and to think and expect large corporations to act otherwise doesn't sound very wise and informed to me....I am sure Canon is going to be the market leader for a very very long time still and to be able to be that they will have to give, as they have done till now, the market what they want...ultimately his goal is one of sustained profitability for the company and its shareholders....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 13:09 UTC
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jpino79: I don't like Canon products. Now i know even better why...

jpino, Its a funny thing , we all look and want for 'something' in the products we buy..perceived value for money is important ...but if you had to compare a Leica to any other brand you get very very little value for money and yet thousands of people buy them and swear by them? Go figure...The nice thing is you can go and buy your Nikon and I can buy my Canon and some other wealthy dude can get his Leica....where btw there are no cheap tasteless plastic bodies with strange design buttons..even Leicaphiles will call Nikons cheap and plasticky, which of course they are and thats why we can afford them, and Canon, and Sony, and Pentax, and Panasonic and Olympus etc etc. The best is we have massive choice at affordable prices, there is something for everybody...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:55 UTC
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D Gold: >Users of the 5DS and 5DS R have much higher, stricter standards.

Respectfully, this statement indicates either a lack of understanding of the amateur photographer of today or was mistranslated. I kind of doubt the mistranslation, as that assertion is made more than once.

If anything, a lot of amateurs want at least as much, and perhaps more than many professionals. Just a perspective, but Canon has a rich history of saying, "You want a better image, or autofocus, etc, you are going to pay". Nikon, the same, but a bit better about feature sets and image quality on the lower end.

In the end, I hope the competition from Fuji, Sony, Olympus, etc, continue to put pressure on the big 2.

My most used lenses are the 40mm pancake for personal and other work. 24TS, 70-300L, 85f1.8 and 100mm macro for commercial, architecture etc (my only 'weak' lens is the 17-40)...my 6D is absolutely great at high iso in fact I often do commercial work at 1600iso and i just love the wireless (with the ipad its like instant polaroids) and the gps, and the camera was relatively inexpensive...so why on earth would I trade this system for something with limited lenses, only for a bit more DR, the 'lack' of which has never bothered me.....? I have thought of using the A7R with adapters with my 24TS but by all reports the corner sharpness suffers, and now Canon is releasing a 50mp camera anyway. I looked at the A7R but not for is DR but rather the 36mp and because of its relatively 'cheap' price, but now its not an issue anymore anymore....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:40 UTC
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D Gold: >Users of the 5DS and 5DS R have much higher, stricter standards.

Respectfully, this statement indicates either a lack of understanding of the amateur photographer of today or was mistranslated. I kind of doubt the mistranslation, as that assertion is made more than once.

If anything, a lot of amateurs want at least as much, and perhaps more than many professionals. Just a perspective, but Canon has a rich history of saying, "You want a better image, or autofocus, etc, you are going to pay". Nikon, the same, but a bit better about feature sets and image quality on the lower end.

In the end, I hope the competition from Fuji, Sony, Olympus, etc, continue to put pressure on the big 2.

Thanks! My usual workflow entails overexposing a bit and then pulling highlights back...6D and other Canons have massive higlight detail imo, even in seemingly overexposed highlights...For me the DR is really not the be all and end all...I usually make my images more contrasty in post anyway...and I am not too fond of the overly processed HDR look. Also I have a ton of Canon gear and I don't see anything from Sony to better it...I have no brand loyalty as such but I just like using Canons and I have not much to complain...I would rather have a sharp and in focus image with a dependeble and reliable camera than 'extra' DR that I don't really need or use in my shooting style.....having said that the alpha7mk2 sure looks good but that means another camera to learn and build a system with and I am a bit suspect of the alpha 7's corner sharpness in general...I think the filters over the glass is too thick...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:28 UTC

coming from a large format film background (4x5) I don't have a problem using the new 50mp camera on a tripod, cable release and mirror up at all..even for portraits etc, we got by in the old days and sometimes the image quality rules and ones workflow has to fit in with the image quality requirements...at the very least this camera will be easier to use with less vibrations than medium format..even if that format is ultimately superior, this 50mp camera will come close enough ito quality and at a much reduced price, especially if one already has a comprehensive system...from my pov it makes a lot of sense...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 76th comment
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D Gold: >Users of the 5DS and 5DS R have much higher, stricter standards.

Respectfully, this statement indicates either a lack of understanding of the amateur photographer of today or was mistranslated. I kind of doubt the mistranslation, as that assertion is made more than once.

If anything, a lot of amateurs want at least as much, and perhaps more than many professionals. Just a perspective, but Canon has a rich history of saying, "You want a better image, or autofocus, etc, you are going to pay". Nikon, the same, but a bit better about feature sets and image quality on the lower end.

In the end, I hope the competition from Fuji, Sony, Olympus, etc, continue to put pressure on the big 2.

Reduced DR? I very seldom do multi exposures I find my 6D gives enough DR to be able to do whatever I want. I agree the competition has more DR, which is not a bad thing, but that's not the same as saying Canon has 'reduced' DR...I do this for a living , I am very very critical of the images I deliver...go have a look here at www.ivanmullerphotography.com and tell me were the images are that are suffering from 'reduced' DR....maybe for you its important but for me underexposing by 5stops and then pushing the shadows and then complaining about the lack of DR, is meaningless...I dont encounter situations like that, the DR that I have now is pretty plenty for what I do...I need more pixels, I can use that....DR as it is is fine, for me...your requirements my differ of course...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 16:49 UTC
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