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 Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)
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IvanM: I had a look at some 'original' size images at max magnification, which I presume would be at 100%

Images have that typical 'mushy' and unsharp look of Canon's default jpeg processing. Some edges have a weird looking double line...

I am not really sure what the point of these images are and what insights we can get from them re Canons 'new and improved' sensor....

I know that the files can look much better but for that we need Raw and it's not available yet

Could our esteemed reviewers not have tweaked the jpegs a bit in post? Or is this the best they can do?

ok I look forward to some RAWs now that DPP has been updated. When you say adjusted RAW what do you mean?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)

ok my mistake, I see there are some high iso samples. Thanks and my apologies for my misguided comment earlier!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 06:59 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)

I had a look at some 'original' size images at max magnification, which I presume would be at 100%

Images have that typical 'mushy' and unsharp look of Canon's default jpeg processing. Some edges have a weird looking double line...

I am not really sure what the point of these images are and what insights we can get from them re Canons 'new and improved' sensor....

I know that the files can look much better but for that we need Raw and it's not available yet

Could our esteemed reviewers not have tweaked the jpegs a bit in post? Or is this the best they can do?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 06:54 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)
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George Veltchev: here’s a compilation of the best selling DSLRs based on Amazon Reports, where Canon has managed to convince the users with 11 models, Nikon 4, Pentax 1 and Sony with a single model .... Long live 7D MarkII ...the rest is just a fudge.

1 Canon EOS Rebel T3i
2 Nikon D3100
3 Canon EOS Rebel T2i
4 Canon EOS Rebel T3
5 Canon EOS Rebel T1i
6 Nikon D5100
7 Canon EOS 60D
8 Nikon D7000
9 Canon Rebel XS
10 Nikon D3000
11 Pentax K-5
12 Canon Digital Rebel XTi
13 Canon Digital Rebel XT
14 Canon EOS 7D
15 Canon Digital Rebel XSi
16 Canon EOS 5D Mark II
17 Sony Alpha SLTA33L

Gasp! My 6d is not on the list! should I sell it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 06:37 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)

I would have thought that the samples will include some high iso images...after all that's what we are all waiting to see - has the noise at high iso been improved or not? These images really don't tell us much.....all cameras perform pretty similar at 100iso, and that lens...is that the best we could do? And why shoot it wide open at all? Are these images supposed to show us the lens quality or the image quality? Come on Barney sharpen that pencil a bit more!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 06:36 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)

Pretty exciting times we live in! We are absolutely spoiled for choice and there is something that can deliver outstanding image quality for every budget! As someone that makes a living with my camera I am astounded at just how easy everything has become and what a perfect final product I can deliver to my clients. Its just so much easier than in the days of film. Complaints about the lack of technological advancement is just symptomatic of modern thinking and the short attention span of the consumer today. I like it that things take time to 'improve' because it gives me time to get a decent return on my 'investment'. I kept my 5d2 for almost 4 full years before I replaced it with the 6D....and never in those four years did I lack image quality or thought I really needed something better and when I sold it I got almost 50% of my money back.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 16:52 UTC as 13th comment
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (126 comments in total)

How long did it take you to do these photos?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 16:38 UTC as 47th comment
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jeremyclarke: What Canon needs:

• Mirrorless APSC camera with normal EF/EF-S mount.
• SL1 size but a little flatter in the middle (or just SL1 size and go after GH4 demo)
• EVF
• Dual-Pixel AF with mirorless-standard number of focus points (i.e. NOT 9!)
• ~$1000

I'd have bought that instead of switching to Fuji, and I'd now be saving up for Canon lenses.

Maybe the new M's will have more and thus cost more, I'm ok with that. But for me right now I cannot think of a mirrorless that has same price/quality ratio as M...I use M as backup for my 6D. No Canon digital has ever let me down since my first one back in 2004! One should not forget reliability and dependability from a pro's point of view. We have to make money with these cameras not just until a new better one comes along but for a few years at least...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:53 UTC

I have two M bodies. Sure the Af needs improving...why dont they use the 70d sensor for that at least? But I love the smallness, touch screen and the lenses are just superb and feel high quality and are quite small for apsc. All we need is faster AF and a EVF.

But as promised by Mr Canon we will get newer mirrorless cameras and also a more megapixel dslr's which is what we have all been waiting for.

Surely all this cant be that far off as the man has admitted that thats what customers are asking for. I will wait patiently a bit longer!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 09:17 UTC as 62nd comment
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jeremyclarke: What Canon needs:

• Mirrorless APSC camera with normal EF/EF-S mount.
• SL1 size but a little flatter in the middle (or just SL1 size and go after GH4 demo)
• EVF
• Dual-Pixel AF with mirorless-standard number of focus points (i.e. NOT 9!)
• ~$1000

I'd have bought that instead of switching to Fuji, and I'd now be saving up for Canon lenses.

Actually for the price the Eos M is one of THE bargains at the moment! I have two and the quality is just great for what I paid and the lenses are 'sharper' than any of the mirrorless competition out there....
I have read all the reviews and I have yet to find a lens that is as good as the Canons in the corners.....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:30 UTC

Ok so from the man who should know we can expect more pixels and new mirrorless options from Canon in future.....so let the rumors begin!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply
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Renzokuken: All the answers sounds artificially politically correct to me.

If the 7DII's sensor is the "best" sensor that they ever made. Then you're in real serious trouble. I mean it's not a bad sensor but if that's the true maximum result Canon can deliver., they're in serious serious trouble.

Well no one really knows what the sensor is capable of yet. I have only seen jpegs which tell me nothing...lets wait for the raw pics and then we can slam or praise it. My 'sub-par' at launch 6d has turned out to be a really great all round, relatively inexpensive camera and I use it commercially at 800-1600 all the time and the files are just great! so lets wait and see actual pics before slamming the sensor.....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:25 UTC
On The X-factor: Hands-on with Fujifilm's X30 article (37 comments in total)

NICE, all it needs now is a 1 inch sensor!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:43 UTC as 3rd comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)

It doesn't really matter how bad the shooting experience is...the people that buy Leica cameras buy it for the name and the status that comes with owing a Leica 'luxury' product, because that is what Leica is, 'luxury goods'....the guys that want this T don't care how it compares or performs, they want a Leica product and wont settle for anything less...we who cant afford such luxuries of course don't understand it, but ask any Leica owner and he/she will explain it all very eloquently...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 15:14 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (665 comments in total)

If I look at he Raw comparisons the Canon files look sharper overall than the Sony...but the extra pixels may negate the sharper look of the Canon files when compared at the same size. At higher iso's the Canon files clearly have less noise and look quite good in comparison. Still, the Sony sensor is really good when one takes into account that its a high megapixel sensor and only 1inch in size...But the Canon sensor just looks better all round even with less pixels...bigger is still better methinks...Makes one wonder how much better this Canon is than what this review makes it out to be...DP Review was quite disappointed by the 6D and yet in practice its a really good camera at a very good price....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 13:37 UTC as 18th comment

After a quick look at the RAW comparisons of the A7s and the 5D3, I must say it l0oks like we are splitting hairs here. They all look pretty similar to me with the 5D3 perhaps retaining more highlight detail. The thing is that on many shoots I have been more than happy with my 6D's performance at 25000iso. I am actually just blown over by the quality of the images...I have even made A2 prints of theatre images and the quality is just superb ,but I am sure this quality can also be had from Nikon, Sony etc...I even bought DXO because of the many times I find myself using 25000 iso and after my initial test DXO looks like the king of noise reduction, imo only of course...We are living in good times!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (144 comments in total)

mmmm i dont like all the studs and metal buckles...it will scratch and damage the camera and whatever else it comes into contact with in the camera bag.Nice looking but a bit impractical

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 05:15 UTC as 12th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)

Jeff, had a look at two samples, large scenes, and the images looks soft with some double edges here and there...is it the 'default' jpeg processing? Because if it is its not really helpful...perhaps fewer images, shot and processed properly will have more value...as it is now the quality looks pretty soft viewed at 100% and its difficult to determine if its the camera or the operator...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 06:54 UTC as 23rd comment
On IMG_0051 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

something looks wrong, the whole image looks soft and some edges have a double edge. Probably 'default' jpeg processing instead of 'proper' raw files and processing...doesn't really help in determining image quality...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 06:48 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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white shadow: SONY is going through its metamorphosis again. How many times do you think they have to do it before they turn into a swan while the world waits?

Any photographers out there want to take a chance with them?

?Yes I would in a falsh if it can be established that the matabones adaper Ef to sony would work...two systems but only one lens set. I would buy this camera anyway with just the one lens...it would be perfect for my personal photography and because of the size I can carry it with me everyday. Use my canons generally and when I want super quality then out comes the sony...this could really work for me and no more waiting for canon to bring out their megapixel camera

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 07:06 UTC
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