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FastFisher: One day....
1Dx + Magic Lantern = 1Dc

the 1Dc sounds like a step down from what magic lantern is offering! lose the focus peeking, zebra stripes, waveform during playback(probably), Magic zoom.

I mean wow canon I can capture with a different log gamma then is displayed on an external monitor? wow to bad I can already do that with the 5dII(has the ability to record in a different picture sytle than presents in liveview)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 16:24 UTC
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olakiril2: "Unlike the C300, the EOS-1D C does not offer zebra stiping or peaking focus aids, which the company sees as being more important in single-person operated documentary settings, rather than the rig-and-crew situations it expects the 1D C to be used in"

From the design 1DC looks more single person operated than the C300

That's the worst justification I've ever heard to not include features on a 10,000 euro plus camera. How could it possibly have less functionality than magic lantern firmware on the 5dII. They must not expect to sell very many of these.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 14:03 UTC

If this lens doesn't have front or back focus issues it's the clear choice unless you need higher build quality. Want this so bad, being able to shoot events in comfort knowing you'll only have to worry about motion blur on subjects, would be awesome.

I mean Canon is charging almost the same just for a 24mm prime with IS.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 14:21 UTC as 25th comment
On Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography article (228 comments in total)
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micahmedia: Maxmax offers more flavors than this, if it's science ye be aftar.

High ISO astrophotography? Next they'll be suggesting flash astrophotography...

because everybody has a motorized tripod...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:14 UTC
On Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography article (228 comments in total)
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PeterZOOM: Nice to see some new Canon stuff, interesting, a camera for astrophotography with hotshoe and build-in flash ... okay then.

You never seen a portrait of someone with the milky way behind them? Use the flash for fill light and then longer exposure for the sky.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:13 UTC
On Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography article (228 comments in total)
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mahonj: Why don't camera companies make the occasional monochrome camera - no bayer filter, no quarter wave plate, just very sensitive, very sharp images.

It would be very specialist and would sell in small-medium numbers, but if you can build an astro version, you should be able to build a mono version.

Apart from the different software/firmware, can anyone think of a reason ?

Canon sell so many 60Ds and 600Ds, they should be able to run a few mono versions.

@rare wolf
That's what coloured filters are for :P remember those?

You want to know the real reason? because the ISO performance would absolutely demolish their pro cameras so people would feel compelled to buy them. Then after they bought them they would start complaining that it was specialized.

Without a bayer filter you would collect 3 times as much light at every photosite(a bayer blocks 2/3 colors every pixel). This would triple the relative ISO settings, this would lead to complications like a high minimum ISO(near ISO 300 equiv).

And obviously raw files wouldn't really work with any available software since they assume a bayer arrangement. although a raw file is already just a 14bit black and white tiff file in a container so they could just give you that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:10 UTC
On Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography article (228 comments in total)

Fun fact, the Canon 20Da was the first canon DSLR with liveview.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:05 UTC as 53rd comment
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review article (519 comments in total)

the Dpreview guys just absolutely love the Canon G series styling and form factor. I mean just look at how well they rate the G12 which I would consider to be awful styling for a compact.

Regardless of anything, if Canon releases a camera that looks like a G series it will get a favourable review from dpreview. Simply read their other compact camera reviews, if a camera does anything different than a G series it's seen as a flaw.

There is so much about the G series cameras they perceive as perfect, you cannot add advanced usability to a camera in ANY way if it results in it not doing something a G series can do.

If canon released a full frame G-series with the same awful zoom design and hideous styling dpreview would give it a perfect 100, I don't think there is much question in that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 09:12 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply

QQ in the UK. That's what you get for having weak currency! Blame your banks not Nikon.

You guys should just get it over with and adopt the US dollar, pound is basically worth as much.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 11:44 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply

Great to see a large inclusion of handheld night street photography, wish my 5dII could get away with that, although not quite $4000 wish :D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 22:53 UTC as 73rd comment
On BK6A9683 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

picture really demonstrates the limits of the sensor, it's actually pretty good where it's well lit, but falls apart in the shadows. No banding is good to see, blotchyness is much easier to remove.

2 stops less and this would be a great image. looks marginally better than the 5dII at 12800 because of the lack of pattern noise(banding), it's softer than 12800 5dII though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 22:48 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

Wow that's some nasty noise and detail loss over ISO 3200, great nature cam but better options available for events/people.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:53 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

I understand why the mount side of the camera needs to be boxy, but couldn't they do something with the hand grip side of the camera? The grip just looks terrible, couldn't they make it thinner in the middle and then provide a more substantial hump?

It's like they wanted to make a mirrorless camera but couldn't afford to create a single new part, so they just sawed as much off the K-5 as they could.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:23 UTC as 106th comment

Well it does take filters, that's one thing it does that other ultra wides don't already do.

Why did they have a 5 minute video presentation and not shoot any footage with the actual lens? obviously people would want to see how it preforms for video.

Honestly Zeiss makes some pretty weirdly spec/priced lens, but this one sort of makes sense. Nikon 14-24mm is great and Canon 14mm is great, but they both have extreme bulb front elements that make them prone to flare.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 23:33 UTC as 43rd comment
On Nikon D800 preview (1106 comments in total)

" file size - 36.3MP .NEF files will take up approximately 76.5MB on a memory card"

Am I the only one that sees that as a bad thing? Regardless of how large they make the buffer, that buffer is going to clear pictures twice as slowly as the 5dIII.

I'd rather shoot in raw on the 5dIII than be forced to shoot JPEG on the D800. I hit my buffer all the time on the 5dII and I'm not really interested in a camera twice as slow.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 08:41 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply

Can I arrange my photos in the Photos application yet? Seriously unbelievable that after 2 years I still can't choose how to arrange my photos so I can easily use it as a portfolio. The fact that I have to manipulate meta data to do it is unbelievable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 05:54 UTC as 48th comment
On Just Posted: First Impressions - Using the Nikon D4 article (84 comments in total)

Can someone explain the AF/M switch to me? I can't imagine why such a switch would ever be necessary. For people who use full time manual focus lens and want to use the half shutter press for autofocus? That's the only usage I can think of, otherwise the switch is on the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 12:08 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe releases Camera Raw v6.7 release candidate article (27 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: What is the point of having ACR and Lightroom when they edit photos in exactly the same way?

Some people don't want to buy photoshop and some people don't want to buy Lightroom. I already have production premium CS5 so I'm not about to drop another $100+ on lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:33 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (901 comments in total)

Can you guys test the contrast detect autofocus? Silent shooting is only really possible in live view mode on the 5dII and I'm assuming it's going to be the same on the 5dIII, but the contrast detect autofocus is pretty slow.

That mirror clunking is the biggest problem with shooting with the 5dII discretely, I doubt they have figured out how to make it quieter. so knowing how the live view focus works would be great. Focus peeping built in for manual focusing?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:23 UTC as 350th comment | 1 reply
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bradleyg5: Honestly hate the IQ on iphones and other smart phones, never felt it was even close to most compact cameras. This on the other hand seems to be noticeably better than most compact cameras. Something like this could actually take some respect worthy pictures.

pureview phone, micro 4/3 compact, full frame dslr. Buying all those would make me a professional right? :P awesome to see such high quality cameras at every form factor now.

On a side critical note that lens does seem to have some pretty crazy distortion and field curvature and and with no ability to stop it down it's going to be pretty hard to keep flat objects in focus.

I'm going off this picture taken with it, the distortion is pretty severe and something is not quite right with the focal plane, might just be the way they are arranged though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 07:39 UTC
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