Chris Yates

Chris Yates

Lives in United States FLA, FL, United States
Joined on Feb 17, 2011

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On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

Sigma is on a Troll. They are trolling Canon, Nikon and Zeiss. :P

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 14:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

"VERY IMPRESSIVE" price upgrade. :P

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (502 comments in total)

Nowadays, aren't we all professionals! :P

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 14:19 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)

I think I'll get two. One as a backup.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 13:09 UTC as 35th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

When Canon's not sucking, they're really blowing it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 14:59 UTC as 108th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

It's DPReview that's misleading us. The title of the post should be:

'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... Nothing.

Quite the norm for Canon. In fact I'd be disappointed if they came up with something exciting. :P Come on bring the Canon back from 1987.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 13:53 UTC as 114th comment | 5 replies

"We are very focused on getting the best image quality. I’m not sure what measurements you’re looking at but when it comes to dynamic range for example we consider image quality as a whole, from low to high ISO sensitivities and on balance we consider our sensors to be the best."

"We have been very serious in mirrorless from the beginning"

Masaya, whatever you're smoking, give me a drag.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 17:14 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

I wouldn't boast about a 1.7 lens

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:34 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (570 comments in total)
In reply to:

Chris Yates: My new SIgma has exceeded all expectations. Build quality and optical quality is amazing, significantly (hands down) better than both my Canon 50mm f1.2L and my Zeiss f1.4 ZE planar, both of which are on sale on craigslist. Sigma has surpassed Canon as a lens builder. Possibly even Zeiss. And this is coming from a Sigma hater!!! To reiterate, the Sigma is sharper wide open than either of those stopped down to any level. It even humiliates my Canon 100mm macro IS L. I find myself in disbelief

Yeah, I'm still using the old 1st Generation 5D and cranking out beautiful photographs. The t4i is also a fun camera to use. It just depends on my mood really. I'd love to get a Canon Mirrorless, but it has to have a viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 01:13 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (570 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: My new SIgma has exceeded all expectations. Build quality and optical quality is amazing, significantly (hands down) better than both my Canon 50mm f1.2L and my Zeiss f1.4 ZE planar, both of which are on sale on craigslist. Sigma has surpassed Canon as a lens builder. Possibly even Zeiss. And this is coming from a Sigma hater!!! To reiterate, the Sigma is sharper wide open than either of those stopped down to any level. It even humiliates my Canon 100mm macro IS L. I find myself in disbelief

For one, the 5d doesn't go past 1600 ISO, and I rarely use the t4i past that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (570 comments in total)
In reply to:

Chris Yates: My new SIgma has exceeded all expectations. Build quality and optical quality is amazing, significantly (hands down) better than both my Canon 50mm f1.2L and my Zeiss f1.4 ZE planar, both of which are on sale on craigslist. Sigma has surpassed Canon as a lens builder. Possibly even Zeiss. And this is coming from a Sigma hater!!! To reiterate, the Sigma is sharper wide open than either of those stopped down to any level. It even humiliates my Canon 100mm macro IS L. I find myself in disbelief

The colors are much richer, contrast and micro-contrast is superior and sharpness is otherworldly. The Sigma simply outclasses the other 50s. no small feat.
FYI, I use a Canon 5D series body and a T4i. With the 5D the shallo DOF is spectacular, on the t4i it becomes a supern 80mm portrait lens. unbeatable. I do not use the lens past 800ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (570 comments in total)

My new SIgma has exceeded all expectations. Build quality and optical quality is amazing, significantly (hands down) better than both my Canon 50mm f1.2L and my Zeiss f1.4 ZE planar, both of which are on sale on craigslist. Sigma has surpassed Canon as a lens builder. Possibly even Zeiss. And this is coming from a Sigma hater!!! To reiterate, the Sigma is sharper wide open than either of those stopped down to any level. It even humiliates my Canon 100mm macro IS L. I find myself in disbelief

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 17:30 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies
On DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E article (72 comments in total)

And whoever thought the MP war was over is sadly mistaken.
It's just that Canon can't keep up.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E article (72 comments in total)

so Zeiss makes the best lenses :P

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (166 comments in total)

We can make Walmart pay for this by avoiding shopping there.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 10:46 UTC as 72nd comment
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: Canon has been lacking so badly in innovations in lens releases that matter, especially affordable ones, that I have been acquiring old Contax Zeiss and Zeiss ZE lenses. The manual focus gives me something to do while I wait for anything exciting from Canon. I even have a Sigma 50mm on order, and I swore never to buy Sigma again after several flops. But Sigma has been releasing exciting products and they should be complimented and rewarded for that.

I am taking pictures with the zeiss thank you very much.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 03:06 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

Canon has been lacking so badly in innovations in lens releases that matter, especially affordable ones, that I have been acquiring old Contax Zeiss and Zeiss ZE lenses. The manual focus gives me something to do while I wait for anything exciting from Canon. I even have a Sigma 50mm on order, and I swore never to buy Sigma again after several flops. But Sigma has been releasing exciting products and they should be complimented and rewarded for that.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:39 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

This white body will complement my 500mm F4 L quite nicely. I think I shall buy two.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 13:22 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)
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retro76: Last year I left Canon after years of being a loyal customer. The company in my opinion used to be top notch and the original Rebel and 5D are great examples of their innovation. Now years later we continue to recieve a recycled sensor with rather rudimentary dynamic range, and no replacement for their aging 50 1.8, 50 1.4, and 85 1.8 lenses. Meanwhile the rest of the world is moving forward, and Canon seems stuck in time. Of course they continue to sell well due to loyal customers like myself, but how long will it last ?

Canon has been lacking so badly in innovations in lens releases that matter, especially affordable ones like the ones you mentioned, that I have been acquiring old Contax Zeiss and Zeiss ZE lenses. The manual focus gives me something to do while I wait for anything exciting from Canon. I even have a Sigma 50mm on order, and I swore never to buy Sigma again after several flops. But Sigma has been releasing exciting products and they should be complimented and rewarded for that.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 13:20 UTC
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

Is this an L-series body? :p

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 10:26 UTC as 52nd comment
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