spiderhunter

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On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2472 comments in total)
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spiderhunter: Hoping someone can enlighten me. Can this camera with the new Fuji 100-400 attached capture bird in flight andl action like the 7d2 with the Canon 100-400iiL?

pkcpga: It looks promising. I really looking forward to see how the xPro2 performs with the 1-4 fuji. But more than that, I am anxiously awaiting news of the XT-2 because if they can create a AF system to rival, say the 7d2 or D500, then I think the time for hanging up my DSLRs is near ... but we shall see. The battery life issue still remains to be resolved though, unless there is a new type of battery that can double or triple (per charge) of the existing fuji ones.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 19:10 UTC

Damn! They should have made a 100-400 E mount lens instead! This 70-300 is big with a a 72mm filter and weighs in at 854 gm! Reminds me of the Canon 70-300L which came b4 the 100-400 version 2! @300mm, it is still 5.6 so why not add 100 and make a 400/5.6? That would mate well with the A6300.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 19:01 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2472 comments in total)
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spiderhunter: Hoping someone can enlighten me. Can this camera with the new Fuji 100-400 attached capture bird in flight andl action like the 7d2 with the Canon 100-400iiL?

Can anyone forward me the link that shows the Xpro2 with the fuji 100-400 tracking action or BIF, if any that is. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 23:28 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2472 comments in total)

Hoping someone can enlighten me. Can this camera with the new Fuji 100-400 attached capture bird in flight andl action like the 7d2 with the Canon 100-400iiL?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 21:13 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
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spiderhunter: I will buy this in a heart heat if, and only IF, there is a matching body that allows the AF to be as fast and as responsive as the 7D2 or D500. I believe the XT-1 cannot do it (i may be wrong), so hopefully they can come up with an XT-2 that has a revolutionary AF system to rival pro-grade DSLRs. Also, a new battery that is capable of doubling or tripling the power life of the present one. Now, that will be a real game changer. That will be the day I will hang up my DSLR.

I can't wait to read about your experience!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 03:12 UTC
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spiderhunter: I have used this lens for almost every imaginable purpose with the 7D2 and 5D3. Produces better IQ with the 5d3, btw. Yes this zoom@400 is sharper than the legendary 400/5.6L and that was why I finally sold the latter. Besides, it's a zoom and quite compact actually. Great BIFs and makes a great human portrait lens too, blazingly sharp. There is quite a bit of dust inside but I reckon it has to do with me changing the lens often and not taking care. A little dust is fine, doesn't bother me.

My wish - a 28MP 5DX that can do 10 fps, better DR and noise performance than the existing 5d3 and I am will be happy as a a bird in flight. With an in-camera crop of 1.6 I still have 17.5MP that is coming from a FF sensor not a APS-C one. 1DX2 is superb but can't afford it. 10. So hopefully the 5DX, still dreaming, will have the same AF performance as the 1DX albeit with a lower frame rate with exactly the same initial acquisition speed and tracking abilities ...

Oh, is that right? Might be a little miscalculation then, still it's better than the 20D or 40D. Besides it out of a FF sensor. D3 was 12MP?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 05:48 UTC

I have used this lens for almost every imaginable purpose with the 7D2 and 5D3. Produces better IQ with the 5d3, btw. Yes this zoom@400 is sharper than the legendary 400/5.6L and that was why I finally sold the latter. Besides, it's a zoom and quite compact actually. Great BIFs and makes a great human portrait lens too, blazingly sharp. There is quite a bit of dust inside but I reckon it has to do with me changing the lens often and not taking care. A little dust is fine, doesn't bother me.

My wish - a 28MP 5DX that can do 10 fps, better DR and noise performance than the existing 5d3 and I am will be happy as a a bird in flight. With an in-camera crop of 1.6 I still have 17.5MP that is coming from a FF sensor not a APS-C one. 1DX2 is superb but can't afford it. 10. So hopefully the 5DX, still dreaming, will have the same AF performance as the 1DX albeit with a lower frame rate with exactly the same initial acquisition speed and tracking abilities ...

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 21:16 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies

It all depends on the rules for the competition; if it was stated clearly that digital manipulation is disallowed then obviously this picture has to be disqualified. We have to determine whether the photographer was aware or if Nikon has set the rules clearly. The photographer said that "I crossed the line by submitting the photo for a competition" (as quoted). Perhaps he should have stated clearly that the plane was inserted in when he submitted the picture. Nikon Singapore, on the other hand, should have examined the picture more carefully and requested if any digital manipulations were done before awarding the prize. I am aware that in some major competitions, original unedited files of pictures selected for potential prizes must be produced. Just my 2 cents.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 17th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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bmwzimmer: Can't complain about ISO or Dynamic Range anymore. This real world review and High ISO images looks amazing!!!!

http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/index.php?b=1&currentpage=1

Would love to see how it compares to the D5! Just to satisfy my curiosity.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)

It would be good if advancement in technology meant smaller camera sizes.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:57 UTC as 54th comment | 11 replies

Does this dual pixel AF comes directly from the older Canon 70D?

As an aside, I wonder what the 5D MK IV's specs are? And if it will be a reality. If it's the rumoured 28Mp then might noise be an issue? Perhaps the 5D MK IV (@10-12 fps?) is to kill two birds with one stone ruling out the need for a APS-C replacement (7D2) as it's capable of 1.3x and 1.6X crops as rumoured?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

I will buy this in a heart heat if, and only IF, there is a matching body that allows the AF to be as fast and as responsive as the 7D2 or D500. I believe the XT-1 cannot do it (i may be wrong), so hopefully they can come up with an XT-2 that has a revolutionary AF system to rival pro-grade DSLRs. Also, a new battery that is capable of doubling or tripling the power life of the present one. Now, that will be a real game changer. That will be the day I will hang up my DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 21:05 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

A few more years before mirrorless cameras can catch up with the AF of higher end DSLRs. For any other work other than high action, mirrorless are fine, in fact excellent. Love it for use with legacy lenses and other slower work.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 10:00 UTC as 10th comment

Please add silent shutter and I will buy the 7II. Sony a7rII is just overpriced to the point being unreasonable.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 09:27 UTC as 3rd comment

It appears that Canon and Nikon are so complacent with their toaster-sized DSLRs that they are blind to what is going around them. They can reduce the size of things but they just don't do it. The song "the times they are a-changing" comes to mind. Sure, they still have their lion's share of the pro market but I feel Sony has rocked the boat. The Sony FF mirrorless are still not there yet when it comes to AF tracking abilities ( but great for non-action work) and battery life
but given time and more RD, they will get there. I hope the size of truly capable pro models will get lighter, not heavier.

Hand phones got lighter and smaller. The early models were gigantic by comparison. Compactness and portability is what manufacturers should aim for. Yes, there is a limit as to how small FF lenses can go but striving to reduce sizes and making things lighter are surely the way to go.

Go Sony, go! Show them the way!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 04:58 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
On article Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom (193 comments in total)

In the end, it is all about sharpness and performance. Can this lens deliver?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:35 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? (369 comments in total)

I have given up on Leica a long time ago. The issue is that you can't take any better pictures with this camera compared to any other mirrorless ones. So why pay the premium? And like someone said, there is not even a EVF built into it! That said, this is my opinion.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 00:32 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
On photo SDIM2351 in swedishnerd's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Excellent. Do you find the jena flektogon 35mm sharp at 2.4 as it is at f8?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 02:58 UTC as 1st comment

It weighs a ton and it had better have exceptional IQ otherwise it's a white elephant.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2013 at 00:50 UTC as 15th comment
On article World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners (298 comments in total)

I meant "well said" to King Penguin's comments.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 14:05 UTC as 17th comment
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