tbcass

tbcass

Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Master of the Universe
Joined on Nov 21, 2005
About me:

Sony RX100
Sony A77
Sony A77ii
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 USD
Sony 35mm f1.8
Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 "C" lens
Tamron 70-300 USD
Tamron 150-600 USD
Tamron 16-300
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
Also play Bass Guitar and Keyboards
Fender Squier Jazz Fretless 4 String
Fender Precision Lyte fretted 4 string
Fender Squire Dimension 5 string
Yamaha TPG635 electronic Piano/Keyboard

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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

@Teila Day

I fail to see why you replied to me because nothing you said contradicts what I said. I admitted that for a small number of people the IQ difference is important. I have to ask. Why is the IQ difference important to you. Do you print huge or crop a lot?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 13:01 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

Teila Day;

I never said or implied that the aspect ratio was an IQ advantage. I was merely replying to those who consider the real IQ difference an advantage that is worth the cost. The vast majority of people do not. Personally if I could get an MF camera for the same cost as a FF or APS-C camera I still wouldn't buy one because much of my photography involves action and telephoto. The advantages in IQ that MF gives, and they are real if small, do not interest me in the least because I do not partake in the type of photography where it matters.

The Aspect ratio was something I addressed in a separate post and had nothing to do with IQ.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

@ Abbas Rafey

There's a small minority of photographers who consider even very minor differences in IQ important. For them MF is worth it. For the rest of us it is not.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 19:07 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

@IvanM and Telia Day

Of course it is a matter of opinion as to what is more "pleasing". Overall I find 3:2 more pleasing and for landscape 16:9 more pleasing still. I fail to understand why people assume that what they prefer must be true for other people as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
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f64manray: This seems kinda absurd. I'm sure the video IQ is quite nice, but who in this price range wouldn't opt for Cinema EOS or Alexa over this? I don't think the video will be a draw, and it's probably a waste of their R&D's resources.

Yes and is why I mentioned weddings of the rich and famous. I've been to a lot of weddings and have never seen a photographer using a MF camera. The people I know aren't rich and famous and couldn't afford that level of photographer.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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f64manray: This seems kinda absurd. I'm sure the video IQ is quite nice, but who in this price range wouldn't opt for Cinema EOS or Alexa over this? I don't think the video will be a draw, and it's probably a waste of their R&D's resources.

Revenant;

This is extreme overkill for wedding photography. Heck, unless you're doing weddings of the rich and famous any good APS-C or 4/3 camera will do the job.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
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Abbas Rafey: With price tag of this camera I can build an empire of cameras with superb glasses and I won't miss any thing from large print to a high flash sync to whatsoever this cam can get.

EthanP99;

If you blew up the photo enough true but at the sizes 99.999% of us print I say you couldn't tell the difference. Cameras like this are specialized for a narrow range of pro studio/fashion photographers who get paid huge fees for their work.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 14:18 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (259 comments in total)
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Mlumiere: The reasons why I bought this video camera are, broadcast quality video in a compact, self contained package, including a 305-Mbps 4:2:2 video codec, a 24mm-280mm zoom lens, and access to the same color profiles used on Canon's professional Cinema EOS cameras at a reasonable price. The XC10 is capable of delivering very good video results.

Do you use it for broadcast use? If not why was that important to you.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (259 comments in total)
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WillWeaverRVA: This is a bridge camera? I thought it was a video camera that did stills, and I was baffled by all the reviews that treated it as a strictly stills camera. For its price, though, I'd still rather have a M43 camera or a proper camcorder...

A bridge camera is one that bridges the gap between P&S and ICL mirrorless/DSLR cameras being a little of both and with a fixed lens. Video is not a requirement. I would call a still/video camera a hybrid.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (259 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Was able to try this on a wedding gig. To be fair, Canon's Log at daytime outdoor shots are good and grades well at 4K. But the price, the indoor, slightly dim shots at both 4K and 1080p are disappointing, not bad, but disappointing. At that price and the performance of my 4K RX100m3, I have to wonder why Canon made this camera in the first place.

Can't the "dim shots" be avoided with a little + EV?

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (259 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: All Panasonic need to do is a put a twisty hand grip on the GH4 and give it a ridiculously over the top bit rate to appease ignorant broadcasters who think bit rate and IQ are inseparable and they'd have themselves an XC10 killer with RAW photos and interchangeable lenses.

@fatdeeman

I agree with you as far as broadcast quality because extreme IQ is simply not necessary in that context, they don't even do 4K and HD is only 2MP. It's for movies on the big screen where a lot of post processing manipulation takes place that it could be useful. I can't imagine using this type of camera for major motion pictures.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (259 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: TheCameraStoreTV gave it the award as worst video camera of 2015 and the lens was awarded one of the top three worst lenses of 2015 !
https://youtu.be/Mexs7HvHR2I?t=1316

Just because something is popular doesn't make it good. In fact the opposite is usually true with the more serious and technical sites being less popular because the masses can't comprehend it.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (259 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: TheCameraStoreTV gave it the award as worst video camera of 2015 and the lens was awarded one of the top three worst lenses of 2015 !
https://youtu.be/Mexs7HvHR2I?t=1316

TBH I can't take those guys seriously. They appear to be a couple of hacks.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (259 comments in total)

This camera makes the Sony RX10ii look like a bargain.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Another Sony completely reviewed while the D810 review has been "in progress" since the last update in December :) Didn't even have to check the last page to know it got a Gold award.

Looks good but dropping to 12bit in continuous shooting will be a deal breaker to some unless I misunderstood that. That's a fairly extreme handicap compared to the DSLR competition.

To you people saying DPR favors Sony, It took over a year for the A77ii to get reviewed. It's not Sony but E Mount gets reviewed because they're innovative. Cameras like the D810 are just slightly improved versions of the previous one so a review wouldn't have much to say. What does the D810 offer that the D800 didn't?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 12:04 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)
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tbcass: DPR "The dial on the rear face of the camera is much less impressive. It's one of the better examples of its type and can be moved the number of steps you require with only a slightly raised risk of over-turning or accidental rotation. However, it still requires you to reposition your right hand away from the shooting grip in order to make a change - something that shouldn't be necessary on a camera costing this much."

No it doesn't because it can be reached with your thumb without moving your hand. I don't own this camera but I do own an A77ii which is bigger and I can reach the joystick with my thumb with no problem. Overall the ergonomics are inferior to my A77ii however.

This Gold award should bring out the Sony haters/Trolls in full force.

That may be but the article said the wheel couldn't be operated without moving your hand which isn't true unless you have very small hands.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 00:44 UTC
On article Week in Review: Spring Fever (30 comments in total)
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Miike Dougherty: If Sony only had squeezed out another 200 mm and made it 24-800, I would have had my pre-order in by now.

@ mosc

Wrong

Telescope manufacturers always specify focal length f stop and aperture because they are equally important. For example;

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=872038&gclid=CjwKEAjw55K4BRC53L6x9pyDzl4SJAD_21V1hpvhlLXoSfg8EfEEky2lM4ogJENKsQpGdnjlXugbohoCvJPw_wcB&is=REG&ap=y&m=Y&c3api=1876%2C91439130122%2C&Q=&A=details

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 22:41 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Sony's 1080p FF A7 series (gen-II) mirrorless with IBIS has a notorious overheating sensor ...

now
Sony's 4k APS-C a6300 mirrorless, but no IBIS, also has a notorious overheating sensor (even for stills)

culprit: Sony's on-sensor adc sensor inadequately designed to cool properly even if properly heat-sunk.

if one is going to design on-sensor adc, do it so it doesn't falter from poorly thought out cooling inadequacies.

sony buyers, beware.

now, ... that Canon is looking at on-sensor adc, they may be the FIRST to include proper sensor cooling designs during typical use by photo/video/cinematographers

There's a lot of anti Sony Trolling going on just as I predicted. Sony could produce a camera absolutely perfect in every way with the best IQ ever and the Trolls would still say it's no good.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)
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razorfish: We all know dpreview loves Sony, so of course this got the gold award. As a standalone camera body, it most likely deserves it though, but I never understood how the surrounding ecosystem, the lenses and other accessories, can be overlooked when reviewing a camera. After all, it matters a lot for all practical purposes, and Sony's neglect of their APS-C ecosystem is in my opinion appalling. Sony are clearly focusing on "full frame" lenses, but I refuse to be part of an "upgrade path", paying for huge, expensive lenses made for a larger sensor. It seems like Sony are looking to Canon and Nikon who have had success with people buying their APS-C cameras as an "upgrade path" with "full frame" lenses, but I never liked the way Canon and Nikon treated their APS-C customers as second rate, and I don't like it when Sony copies that strategy.

@ razorfish

Strange you say that because over in the A Mount Forum people are convinced DPR hates Sony. Actually DPR likes innovation and technology and the E Mount cameras are technologically leading edge.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 22:15 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Another Sony completely reviewed while the D810 review has been "in progress" since the last update in December :) Didn't even have to check the last page to know it got a Gold award.

Looks good but dropping to 12bit in continuous shooting will be a deal breaker to some unless I misunderstood that. That's a fairly extreme handicap compared to the DSLR competition.

@ DualSystemGuy If that level of IQ is that important I doubt anybody would be shooting high speed bursts anyway. You should be shooting 1 shot at a time and being careful with exposure, composition etc. When shooting one shot at a time (or 3fps) you get the full 14 bit files you desire.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
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