mpgxsvcd

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On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (729 comments in total)
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armandino: Sometimes I think getting so far in the detailing out all the little aspects there is a loss of the big picture.
If you dissect the 5DS and the A7RII the Sony comes ahead no question asked. However:
if you asked any Pro heading into a big contract in a properly equipped studio to pic only one camera, either the 5DS or the A7RII, the photographer would pick the Canon without a blink. Why? If you are a pro you know the answer.
Since these camera are targeting the Pros and advanced users, the final score should reflect that a bit more in my opinion.
Note that I have chosen an A7RII over a 5Ds. But only because I have a 1DX, a 5DIII and a D645 of back it up.

A pro photographer would pick the Canon camera because he/she has a bag full of Canon glass that would force bankruptcy if he/she had to repurchase them from Nikon or Sony.

Let's face it. Most pro-shooters couldn't afford to switch manufactures for financial reasons even if they wanted to. Under that same logic they also probably aren't the ones that would pay over $3000 to upgrade the camera body either.

These are people that can already take fantastic pictures with their 6 year old camera. They would be more inclined to buy better lighting or new lenses than to buy a new very expensive camera body.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:30 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (729 comments in total)

Wake me when there is a Global Electronic Shutter that can put all of these shutter shock issues to rest.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:24 UTC as 143rd comment | 2 replies
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (729 comments in total)

This camera is touted as the resolution beast. There has to be a reason why you would accept sub-par performance in low light, burst, and movie modes. I went straight for the comparison images expecting to be wowed by its resolution difference at the expense of the ISO performance and dynamic range.

Honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference in resolution at all. Even at 1:1 pixel sizes it looked the same as the other cameras. Honestly, 50+ megapixels is pointless. Even high end glass doesn’t resolve detail in the 8K range.

Simply put. If I was a Canon loyalist. I would rather have the 6D and a bag full of lenses instead of this camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:20 UTC as 147th comment | 6 replies
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)

Does this law require people to register the drones they have already purchased?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 20:14 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)

Good luck enforcing this against every drone owner. What are they going to do with an 8 year old kid flying an unregistered drone in his/her backyard? Throw them in the slammer for 3 years and charge them $27,500? This will be a selectively enforced after the fact law.

They won’t prosecute people before something bad happens. They will prosecute people with this law only after the person has done something else wrong with it. It will make it easier for them to prosecute peeping Toms and people that operate them in flight paths.

Other than that this law will just fade away along with all of the other stupid unenforceable laws we have on the books.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 20:13 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (425 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Auto ISO is such an easy thing to get right. I am really confused about why so many companies get it wrong.

For the record I believe the list below describes a perfect Auto ISO implementation.

1. Standard out of the box Auto ISO – It will use 1/focal length for the minimum SS it uses before raising ISO. This assumes the camera has IS and it is on by default. Otherwise it will use (1/(Crop Factor times FL)) for SS without IS on or if it is in a “Sports” mode.

2. You can set a specific maximum ISO value the camera will use.

3. You can set a maximum(Fastest) SS the camera will use.

4. You can set a minimum(Slowest) SS the camera will use. This overrides rule number 1.

5. You can select from Fast, Med, and Slow algorithms that override rules 1,3, and 4.

@Karroly

If options 1-5 do not fit your needs then you probably are best off using a manually adjusted ISO instead of Auto ISO.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (425 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I would have loved to see the little depth of field comparison chart for this camera vs. its competitors. Was it included in the review and I just missed it?

Good review otherwise.

Here is the link Jeff mentioned incase anyone wants it. I agree it is way too buried to find it where it is right now.

http://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/0692551582/Equiv_Ap.png

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (425 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I would have loved to see the little depth of field comparison chart for this camera vs. its competitors. Was it included in the review and I just missed it?

Good review otherwise.

Jeff I just wanted to say I think you do an outstanding job. I really enjoyed your reviews on your old site. Keep up the great work.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 16:57 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (425 comments in total)

Auto ISO is such an easy thing to get right. I am really confused about why so many companies get it wrong.

For the record I believe the list below describes a perfect Auto ISO implementation.

1. Standard out of the box Auto ISO – It will use 1/focal length for the minimum SS it uses before raising ISO. This assumes the camera has IS and it is on by default. Otherwise it will use (1/(Crop Factor times FL)) for SS without IS on or if it is in a “Sports” mode.

2. You can set a specific maximum ISO value the camera will use.

3. You can set a maximum(Fastest) SS the camera will use.

4. You can set a minimum(Slowest) SS the camera will use. This overrides rule number 1.

5. You can select from Fast, Med, and Slow algorithms that override rules 1,3, and 4.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 16:32 UTC as 129th comment | 5 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (425 comments in total)

I would have loved to see the little depth of field comparison chart for this camera vs. its competitors. Was it included in the review and I just missed it?

Good review otherwise.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 16:17 UTC as 130th comment | 7 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (425 comments in total)

It’s a good camera. I am glad there are a lot of different options out there now. However, this camera doesn’t make me jump out of my chair with my credit card in hand like the LX100 did.

The LX100 isn’t a perfect camera and I probably would have a Sony RX100 MKIV now if it had existed when the LX100 came out. However, I don’t think I would have picked this G5X over either of those cameras even if the G5X had come out more than 1 year ago.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 16:15 UTC as 131st comment | 3 replies

I miss the days when camera announcements included details about the camera and not just headlines to grab attention for a few seconds.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 21:10 UTC as 94th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Some people (including dpreview I believe) are saying the Leica Q has in raw lens corrections and the Sony doesn't. But I can't see how those lens correction can make up for this differences. Lens correction are more about barrel distortion/vignette/ca's and not usually sharpness anyway. And not to this different degree.

That said the imaging resource shots sure look much better.

Richard,

Wouldn’t stopping down also improve the depth of field issue without sacrificing focus in the center of the frame? That may introduce a loss of detail due to diffraction but we can’t be certain of that until someone actually does a test on it.

If the distance to the center of the test scene was 56”(Measured by Sam) then @ F5.6 the depth of field was about 1.86 ft. If you go to F8.0 the depth of field goes to 2.73 feet and at F11.0 it goes to 4.2 feet. That should totally eliminate the depth of field issue and those focal ratios are extremely typical of what most photographers would select for this type of scenario.

In theory diffraction should not affect this full frame camera at all even at F11.0. I really wish you would retest this at a higher focal ratio. This camera is capable of being tested with your current setup it just needs the appropriate focal ratio selected.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

The GH4 will also get this firmware later on. Probably next year.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 19:39 UTC as 57th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

The biggest thing I have learned from these pictures is that the Leica Q is one impressive camera. It holds its own against pretty much everything else. I had dismissed it because of its absurd price before. However, after examining its images for this I have come to the conclusion that it definitely offers superior performance to anything else in its class.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

I still can’t see anywhere in the image where this camera is exceptional for detail. Based on the text that is just outside the center of the frame I would take the Leica Q over the Sony RX1R II all day, every day. Even with the RX1R II’s extra resolution it just doesn’t look sharp even near the center of the frame.

Dpreview keeps insisting that this camera has an exceptional piece of glass on it. However, all they have shown is that it isn’t as sharp as the Leica Q in any part of the frame and the Sony lens is highly susceptible to “tolerances for unit-to-unit variation of a lens”.

I would really love to see Dpreview demonstrate why they keep claiming this camera has an exceptional lens. So far I have seen nothing that indicates that is true. Hopefully, the real world images will amaze us.

I really love all of the other Sony cameras. However, this camera just seems like a Dud to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 17:14 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

“This includes the rapid manual focusing process”

I have never heard “manual focusing” described in that manner. I wonder how it compares to even the slowest Auto Focusing in terms of speed?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 19:15 UTC as 96th comment | 11 replies

They will probably sell 10s of these cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 19:11 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

This just seems like a severely limited camera to me and I have seen nothing to indicate that the lens is stellar in any particular scenario. I am really hoping that there are some outstanding F2.0 images in the sample gallery when it is published. Otherwise what is the point of limiting yourself so drastically with this fixed lens camera?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

I have one simple question for Dpreview. “What is the minimum subject distance and focal ratio that this camera produces exceptional detail across an entire flat field of view?”

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 14:14 UTC as 29th comment
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