Taikonaut

Taikonaut

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Taikonaut: If this doesnt kill of dSLR I don't know what will.
dSLRs with mirrors is an old concept from the film age that should have been fazed out years ago. Mirrorless is the way to go.

Having a mirror DOES NOT improve IQ. Its a throw back to the old days of single reflex cameras. So far most manufacturer did not introduce mirrorless on their FF but that doesnt mean people shooting videos need to put up with mirrors. Some had it removed.
And did you know without mirrors it does not blank out the viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 18:36 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: Retire adapters

Why adapters. Make it right the first time or move forward. Adapters are bridging technologies mostly not worth the price and results. The world is full of better solutions today, and even better, and for less money shortly (Moore’s Law still working for the smart). Save the money for something of today. For this adapter price in this forum context, it is just a rip-off.

Lenses are no more adapters built into a tube than adapters are on its own. Already have idiots who don't know the science behind the speed booster claiming it is just another novelty glass like SLR Magic.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 18:27 UTC

If this doesnt kill of dSLR I don't know what will.
dSLRs with mirrors is an old concept from the film age that should have been fazed out years ago. Mirrorless is the way to go.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 05:40 UTC as 29th comment | 9 replies
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kevindar: Its a great concept. a little expensive. at 400 I would order today. at 500, have to think about it a little.
the only thing is for many, the mirorless in large part is about size and portability. I have a 5dIII as my main camera. the nex 5n is designed as a light couple of lenses alternative. there are a few canon lenses that may make sense on this, such as the 40 2.8, 35 f2 IS, 50 1.8, 85 1.8, and maybe the tamron 28-75 2.8. all lenses which are reasonably in size. Once you mount a 70-200 2.8 IS II on the nex, I would much rather be using my 5d3.

Not if Metabone brings out an EF to EF adapter.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 16:24 UTC

Potential for BMD cinema camera with MFT mount using Canon EF lens turning the MFT or S16 size sensor to deliver S35 output is very appealing. Technically this turns a $3k video camera into something comparable to a $30k camera from RED.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 15:02 UTC as 119th comment
On Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview article (149 comments in total)

Something tells me Canon will not sell many of this lens unless it drops to £500. Even if price is not a factor this is not the lens I would pick for anything from walkaround, events or studio.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 07:01 UTC as 61st comment
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)

D600 is uncomfortably soft even for RAW. Looks like the result of noise reduction. I rather have the option of applying my own NR.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 09:50 UTC as 58th comment
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)

Looking at these samples at high ISO the 5DMkIII has slightly more chroma noise than D600 but the D600 looks a little softer than the 5DMkIII. Even though the D600 has 24mp it has no resolution advantage over the 22mp 5DMkIII.

What I have notice is despite the MP being very close the 5DMkIII corner sharpness and detail is significantly better than the D600. Could this be the lens or are we seeing a limitation of diffraction and that anything beyond 22mp the trade off is very soft corners?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 07:54 UTC as 82nd comment

I thought NASA recently admit those clear moon landing photos were faked.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 20:23 UTC as 40th comment | 7 replies

Yippee

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 13:59 UTC as 33rd comment

Fracking genius!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 01:47 UTC as 170th comment

Despite D800E having worse video aliasing because of absent of AA filter dpreview still put the score for video the same as D800.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 07:41 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon issues firmware updates for D4 and D800/D800E article (90 comments in total)
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Forfie: "When a still image was captured while viewing existing images in playback mode, the monitor turned off, the memory card access lamp glowed steadily, and, in some rare cases, the camera ceased to respond to operations. This issue has been resolved."

I can confirm (D800), did a shoot this morning with the new firmware, no more occasional HUGE delays waiting for the monitor come back up, or having to power cycle.

Things are moving right along, thanks Nikon.

You are thanking Nikon for selling you a duff camera. This problem should not have happened when D800 was sold to the public. All Nikon did was releasing a firmware fix, they did not give you extra feature or performance enhancement over what they promise on the original spec sheet.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2012 at 19:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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Earthlight: Both are fine cameras. That said, I feel this time Nikon hit a home run and this should be reflected in the scores. I shoot with Canon myself, but find the Nikon better and incredible value.

Of course you can make fine pics with both. But why review any cameras at all anymore if that is the sole criterion. The sensor in Nikon is leaps and bounds better. And no, I do not mean the pixel count.

Apart from video capability I felt as a whole the D700 was a better camera than the 5DMk2 in terms of useability but not so in absolute IQ. Fast forward to 2012 the table has reverse, the 5DIII is a better camera than D800 is useability (even the AF is superior on the Canon which is unthinkable since 2007) but absolute IQ with the right lens in controlled situation in good light the D800 is little better. I also believe the cut off with regard to useable lens resolving is 22MP, any higher edge softness will become pronounce. On the D800 even with a good lens only the centre 60% of the image actually resolve better detail than a 22MP sensor, the 20% around the edge is a lot worse than the edge sharpness of the 5DIII.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 05:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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69chevy: If you believe Canon missed the boat on the price, have a look at Ebay.

The D800 is selling for $3500.

The 5dIII is selling for $3500.

A product is worth what it will sell for. Nikon should have charged $3500...

They are selling the D800 at a bargain to sway customers back who left for the 5dII. The only problem for Nikon is the reputation of the 5dII in the video world.

It also doesn't help them that "The Avengers" filmmakers used Canon DSLRs in production, and the movie has grossed $1B.

Another thing that works against Nikon is third party hacks like Magic Lantern plus Cinestyles and video editors like Final Cut are design to make 5DII and 5DIII files look better for grading.Users of Canon C300, C500 and even Arri prefer to intercut video with footages from 5DII/III as seen in many hollywood production. I think poor moire & aliaising handling will rule Nikon out for future big budget cinema now that Canon can eliminate moire and ailiasing in its video.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 19:12 UTC
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JackM: Hmm, so lower pixel density really does equal lower noise, nice.

Serenading hey? You are basically telling everyone you are a old f*rt :)

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 19:50 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)

When Andrew Reid of EOSHD opinion is given towards the 5DIII review it is hardly a surprise why the 5DIII video is given such a low score while every reviewers says the 5DIII has better video than D800. For the record Andrew Reid does not own a D800 and constantly badgers around drooling about some post processed D800 samples posted on Vimeo by others. He also thinks D800E has the greatest dSLR video when others warned about D800E removal of alaiasing filter would make it worse. To Andrew it appears resolution is the rave over aliaising for now. EOSHD's opinion should not be taken with reagrds to video reviews.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 19:46 UTC as 99th comment | 7 replies
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peevee1: DPR, comparing 5D3 with D800... D800 has got lower score on "features". What features does D800 miss in comparison to 5D3?

Guest what they score LCD screen the same for 5DIII and D800 even though the 5DIII has better resolution and more accurate colours.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 16:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)

The reviewer tries too hard to be different with his reviews compared to others but end up making himself lack credibility.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 06:43 UTC as 185th comment | 2 replies
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Taikonaut: Dpreview thinks the LCD screen rating for D800 is just as good as the 5DIII despite the fact the 5DIII LCD has higher resolution. Almost every reviews and users of both systems thinks Canon has better LCD by a country mile. Also D800 innacurate colour cast on LCD issue was disregarded.

There is a green colour cast which does not match the files. D700, D3 and D3s does not suffer from it.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 06:40 UTC
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