Photofrank Toronto

Photofrank Toronto

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Works as a Multi-Artist
Joined on Feb 28, 2011

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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2995 comments in total)
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Seth McGraw: The ISO limitation is really not a major concern for me. In my studio environment with up to 7 point lighting these bodies could absolutely rock! Paired with the Sigma 50mm Art lens I'm already drooling. Also I punish pixels so much during some of the art creation that having increased cropping capability might come in handy. It seems like these bodies are designed for very specific uses, and composite work seems like one of them. Backgrounds on a tripod, and controlled lighting in the studio. I do wish the price were a bit lower though.

YES the price...always a problem with Canon more so than Nikon.
Only one year guarantee on the really overpriced L series lens, and (Nikon offers 5 years automatically)

I think the answer is clear, if you already invested a lot in Canon lenses and you need 50 mega-pixels, go for it...if not, Nikon will come out with a better 50 mega-pixel camera with better video too most likely, at a bit better price point.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 19:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2995 comments in total)
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Lensjoy: Hey, Canon (and Nikon). Let me tell you what I want in a camera besides megapixels. With all the effort spent fighting a battle for the resolution king, I'd rather see these improvements:

Virtual depth-of-field indicator calculated from lens data, since zooms and many prime lenses don't have it any more.

Less noise at high ISO. I want better pixels, not more of them to fill up hard drives.

Focus bracketing with in-camera lossless compression so a stack of images doesn't take up a lot of storage.

GPS.

Wider dynamic range.

Better RAW architecture for custom ICC profiling.

Faster frame rate for wildlife and action shots.

Improved autofocus. Yes, these cameras are pretty good, but much more can be done here.

Switchable anti-moire (use the sensor cleaning vibrator to shake the sensor during exposure.)

Dual white balance (highlights and shadows) so that both ends of the dynamic range are neutralized. That's the way our eyes work.

Yeah, I often wonder in this digital racket age we live in, just how hi the clean ISO, and just how many the mega pixels, Nikon and Canon will have reached, just before Armegedon happens.
Sorry i watch a lot of docs on net flicks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 18:58 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: What makes the LX100 a "Point and Shoot" camera. Yes it has an Auto mode. However, all cameras including Full Frame DSLRs have an Auto mode.

The term "Point and Shoot" is what should die. There is no such thing as a point and shoot camera. All cameras have some sort of camera control now.

The more appropriate term is compact or more specifically you can say small sensor compact or large sensor compact.

Samsung has an app that works as screen,remote,and wifi, between tablet, or phone,with camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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thomas2279f: Good write up- how come you haven't review excellent Nikon D4 or the excellent Canon 1d MK X|

I think Treeshade has made the most sensible comment. If you have the money of course. Also, there are hybrid combos like I use Sony NEX 6 with an A Mount AF Sony adapter. Also own a speed booster adapter with a Leica R mount

Sony 16-50 2.8 lens, Sigma 70-200 2.8 lens, and my low light manual focus lens is the Leica 50mm. The speed booster adapter puts it at 1.4

My point being that adapter combos up the quality and these tests on here can not be taken totally into account.

Never mind what some pros say about adapters, They work great. You just have to get used to using them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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StuMatMeyer: I'd love to see a review by someone who shot 5 weddings. It isn't until you've shot a bride walking from a bright spot through a dark entryway and into mixed church light where small details become a big deal. Then, look at the images in LR to see how well noise cleans up and how many keepers you got. It isn't until the camera's features are integrated into a full workflow that you can do justice in a review. I used a 1DIV at 5 weddings back when it was new. I relied on online reviews, only to be astonished that it's AF could barely focus in low light. Sure, now it's common knowledge. The 580EXII - great reviews early on. Mine came loose off the hotshoe from day one. Did it on the 5DII and I sent it in 3 times. Still does it, and now on the 1DX. Got a 2nd unit and it slides off. No, I do not pick up by the flash. The 70-200/2.8 IS II - barely focuses in low light. Very little about this online. Using charts and specs, or shooting a ballgame in good light isn't a review.

Yep, real life experience video reveues, and images on flickr, or here, tell you a lot more about what it actually does in every lighting scenario.
I've shot 2nd camera, and even 1st camera at weddings, and I have 24-70, 2.8 77mm. L-series lens. So, I have been waiting for Canon to address these focus in low light issues, so i don't have to go to Nikon.
I do use a Nikon F100 for 35mm. film though. If I could get 900 bucks for my lens I might consider switching, but staying with Canon after some real reviews, might be the smart thing to do.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 04:01 UTC
On Nikon 1 System First Impressions article (248 comments in total)

Maybe someone at Nikon is starting to smoke seaweed, instead of making sushi with it.

Salespeople, will either try to sell you a bigger sensor, and talk you out of it, or they might push it, if they offer some kind of bonus commission for the staff selling it.

Hard to say really, but we ALL expected something better than a TOY sort of micro 4/3rds, with TOY lenses.

What were they smoking? is right! Too Funny!
But don't worry, they already have the improvement model in the works, I'm sure.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 00:17 UTC as 15th comment
On Tristan in the Newborn babies challenge (1 comment in total)

Awsome DOF. Great capture.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2011 at 01:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Newborn baby takes a bath for the first time in the Newborn babies challenge (1 comment in total)

Love the realism

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2011 at 01:33 UTC as 1st comment
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