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balico

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On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (217 comments in total)
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Storky: The most critical issue with this lens is: does it autofocus correctly? That's why I (and many others) swapped the Sigma 35 1.4 for the Canon original. The Sigma may be somewhat sharper, but it just doesn't focus reliably. The USB dock is an admission of this, and represents a partial, duct-tapish solution. And being slightly off focus at 1.4 is much more detrimental to image quality than small difference in optical corrections.

I have the Sigma 35 f/1.4 and bought the doc to get to to focus correct at all focus distances. Even though the lens should be correct out of the factory, spending a few hours tweaking the lens gives you years and years of pleasure with one of the best 35mm primes around!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 06:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: "but at least it isn't a step backwards." That's a gold award right there. But maybe these super high mp cameras really are a step backwards? In practical terms, you pay a premium. In exchange, you need to worry more about camera vibration, possible moire and lenses that were fantastic may no longer be, or even require upgrading. And don't forget to spend more computer power and bigger HDs.

An awful lot people buy and use cameras primarily for fun (despite what they say.) And this doesn't sound like that much fun.

Lenses that are fantastic, will sure still be good! Mediocre lenses less..

Since 2005 camera resolution has gone up 5x and HD space approx 10x.
When you have 8GB RAM installed in your computer, you will be fine! If you have 4GB RAM or less installed in your computer, it is an outdated model or entry level pc anyway and you probably need to update..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 01:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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Thomas Clabough: i want one ! Which is the best for me I ask myself. Are there any sample files that I could download and compare the two on my Canon 44" wide printer?
Just saying (:-)

Take the one with cancelled anti-aliasing filter when you have the extra dollars and are not mainly photographing repeating patterns/textures like textiles etc. In general photography, 99.9% of the time, moire is not an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 01:00 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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JJonrofl: People... this is meant for ultra high-res applications, landscapes, fashion portraiture, etc. In these settings, there is a great likelihood of tripod use. Does somebody realistically need ISO 12,800...? And if so, pushing can be done to accomplish this same ISO in RAW.
Also... if asked, I'm sure the Canon rep is going to say it will have similar dynamic range to the 5Dmk3 because the dynamic range is already excellent. And for people stalking websites like DXO mark... their scoring methods are controversial and oftentimes don't compensate for in-camera noise reduction and other settings. AND the Canon rep probably wasn't even thinking, he just said "it was similar" because it was already good in their eyes, and the DXO score for dynamic range could very well have gone up
90% of these comments come from people obsessed with pointlessly high ISO numbers and 100% crops when usability and function trump these easily.
Oh and don't come for me because I'm no Canon fanboy I shoot Fuji

Yes I do like to have clean results at ISO 12800 and even ISO 25600. Even when shooting with a f/1.8 prime wide open at low light events (traditional dance) I end up regularly at ISO 12800 to be able to get shutter speeds of 1/160 or higher.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 07:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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prossi: I am hearing the sensor is just the ff version of the 7DII apsc.
Meaning it is going to be a bigger & badder version whatever you didn't like in the 7DII.

7DII number 108 on the DXO sensor rating scale.. Hopefully this 5Ds can get in the top 100 then.. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 08:46 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Seems to me that these 2 new Canons have the potential to further disrupt the medium format market and possibly in a major way. It just seems like a good bet that up and coming architectural and fashion photographers would find a lot of uses for these cameras and their L-lenses that were not possible or even affordable to do with traditional medium format gear. Don't be surprised if Canon winds up taking some serious marketshare away from the medium format makers without having to invest in designing a MF sized body or MF lenses and lens mount. :)

Most medium format camera sensors have a bit depth of 16 bits compared to 14 bit of most "normal" dslr's. What bit-depth does this 5Ds sensor provide!?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 08:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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armandino: I feel like making a bit of a clarification here because we often say things not quite right and then we extrapolate and we end up with misconceptions.
Pretty much everyone talks about low floor noise and higher dynamic range as if they are the same thing. They are not. Although it is true that lower floor noise allows for shooting more on the left of your histogram and by stretching and compressing your levels you can use your available dynamic range more effectively and with better results.
For instance if you compare the same shot with a D800 and a 5DIII and you pull hard on the shadows, the D800 will not get a lot more details for the blacks, just marginally, however it will do it in a much cleaner manner.

Well, that comparison link that I shared was not meant as an advocate for the 5Ds because you should have a look at the rating that DXO gave the 7D2 for "Sports/Low Light ISO", only 38% of the score of the D810 (1082 vs 2853).. 7D2 is ranked on place 108 of DXO sensor rating, just above the D300s..

Sure both 7D2 and 5Ds are fine camera's with good results.
I however don't think the 5Ds is THE Revolution in sensor technology to grab back the people that previously moved to a 36Mp Sony sensor..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 13:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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sunilkumar: This camera is clearly for the Nikon D800(on now 810) audience. Many people moved to D800 at that time and Canon lost share which he gained on the GREAT 5D M2. I shoot with D800 and I am sure there are public for 50 MPs. If you like 5DM3 keep it but it gives more choices,,,nothing wrong

But most people are not moving back and rebuilt their Canon lens collection I am afraid. This 5Ds seems too little (improvement) to late (2 years after D800), now if we were talking 100Mp with same noise and DR as an D8x0 then it would be a switcher..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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armandino: I feel like making a bit of a clarification here because we often say things not quite right and then we extrapolate and we end up with misconceptions.
Pretty much everyone talks about low floor noise and higher dynamic range as if they are the same thing. They are not. Although it is true that lower floor noise allows for shooting more on the left of your histogram and by stretching and compressing your levels you can use your available dynamic range more effectively and with better results.
For instance if you compare the same shot with a D800 and a 5DIII and you pull hard on the shadows, the D800 will not get a lot more details for the blacks, just marginally, however it will do it in a much cleaner manner.

This says enough considering this new 5D has similar sensor technology as the 7DII..

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Nikon-D810-versus-Nikon-D700___977_963_441

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 09:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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probert500: My guess - a sony sensor. Tests will give insight into the performance the upcoming a9.

Most certainly an in-house Canon sensor it is.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 04:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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Clark Hampton: I finally got a computer that can handle the D800 files, now this? :)

When your (new) computer can handle 36Mp files, it can handle 50Mp. Just make sure you don't get the cheapest computer with 2-4GB RAM, 16GB will do. HD space is getting cheaper all the time!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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Eric Ouellet: What a crazy mistake? What audience do they target? They live in another world - totally disconnected !!! Give me low ISO, Give me quicker and accurate focus in still and video, Give me fast burst rate with continuous focus, Give me choice of MP4 or MP5 in 1080p, Give me UHD... 50 megapixels while 30 is too much for me!
I'm really happy to not have any Canon gear.
If I had to choose an SLR now, I would probably go with Samsung, Sony, Fuji or Olympus. (But I'm a bit disappointed by the new E-M5 II / expected more)

Medium format camera's have generally 16 bit color, a feature this Canon also probably can not match.

This new Canon is only an answer to the D8xx serie in terms of resolution! It's mediocre dynamic range, removed video features and probably worse noise at high iso doesn't seems to make a statement though ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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munro harrap: THe limited dynamic range is very disappointing, although it can be increased in Raw and PP no doubt. I hope Dpreview review of these cameras comes soon, a full review, and I hope that this time you will include the APS-C and APS-H format comparisons againt the 1D MkIv and the Nikon D7100 and a6000 Nex models.

A criticism I have long had of the site is that the very useful RAW and JPEG comparison module omits discontinued models. I do understand why- the module did not exist long ago, but being able to compare Image Quality NOW with older models like the 1Ds MkIII and II and the 1DIII and IV would allow us to make our minds up collectively as to whether image quality has in fact improved.

Dynamic Range is sensor specific in connection with raw, you can only increase DR in post by using several photo's at different shutter speeds (exposure fusion/blending or HDR).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Part III .
Note too that the video is crippled. No 4K. only 30fps at HD1080p. There isn't even a headphone socket. You can get all that for far less than £3.2K on a Sony.

And this has me asking why there is no declaration here of buffer depths.
Why is there no declaration here of shutter-lag?

Both of which cripple earlier models and the Sony A7R. I am waiting until CAnon reduce shutter lag to 0.42 m/secs or less.

IN fact I am wondering why this is not a mirrorless machine sold with an AF adaptor for all EF and EF-S lenses? Really.

Is that in 6 years and 2 "upgradeson" ? Well as a Nikon user annoyed that the D810 was not produced first, I'm sure Canon users will learn here from how we were treated, at OUR expense to below par specification- as you can now buy a second-hand D800 that cost £2.4K in spring 2012 for £1K with a years warranty, so expect your depreciation on the non R model to be the same....

It is state in the preview "As far as dynamic range is concerned, we're told that the new 5DS and 5DS R should give the same performance as the current EOS 5D Mark III". That's a dynamic range of a 3 year old sensor..
http://www.fredmiranda.com/5DIII-D800/index_controlled-tests.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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Inge: I am so disappointed that it doesn't go up to ISO 1,250,000,000. I regularly shoot in complete darkness of course, like every one else. And why no swiveling display so I can take a selfie while I'm at it? But the biggest disappointment is probably that it doesn't have a built-in Facebook app. Shame on Canon, you are most definitely going out of business next week.

So.. Your point is!?

You make as much sense as this new release :p

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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yihlee: Year 2015, high-end fx dslr, ISO tops at 6400? Unbelievable.

Tops at 6400 and knowing Canon a bit over many previous models, the top ISO setting is generally unusable and practically you will probably top at ISO 1600 or 3200 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)
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Vignes: To early to say anything but the pictures (floating around) looks great as usual with Canon colour. Really like to see some good review test. 6400 ISO is sufficient for me. When D800 come out, the high ISO performance was not that great either.
Canon - Chuck W says DR same as 5D3 but we should wait for some test results before anything.

Sure the resulting photo's will not be bad but a dynamic range same as a 3 year old sensor and most certainly with more noise at higher ISO's doesn't seem to be an improvement to me..

When you never shoot in low light, ISO 6400 is enough, but when you want to photograph a low light event with moving subject(s) it can become a problem to get sufficient shutter speeds at a reasonable amount of noise..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2272 comments in total)

Meant for landscape, tripod and studio work only!

That the standard max iso is only 6400 makes me wondering about the noise level and probably there are too many pixels squeezed on this 35mm sensor (at the current level of technology) and makes it "less preferable" for event photography at low light. All together this sensor doesn't seem to be able to compete with Sony's current 36Mp sensor in any way beside resolution..

That this sensor is said to have same dynamic range as the 5D mkIII is not an improvement, also because the exposure bracketing of 3 frames at 1/3 or 1/2 EV is pretty handicapped compared to Nikon D810's 9 shots at 1 Ev or 5 shots at 2Ev..

Then they removed some of the video features that are used by many professional videographers, no built in flash and still price it higher then the Nikon D810..

It seems that Canon deliberately wants to limit the market for this product!?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:46 UTC as 544th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1876 comments in total)

Ooh, when you guys test the D810 for comparable flare, please finish the long overdue review also please ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 00:41 UTC as 103rd comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1586 comments in total)
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lorenzo de medici: Here goes Nikon again with this D750 "issue". Are these people trying to drive customers away intentionally? Good grief. The D600 fiasco. The D800s with focus problems. The recall of early D810s. Now taking the D750 off the shelves? (That's a metaphor since I understand most sales are on the internet now, not brick and mortar stores.) I am so glad that I just got a D810 without waiting for the worthless full review from DPR(Amazon) that never materialized. The D810 is the best DSLR in the world, period. If you don't want 36MP, just change it in the menu to a lower resolution. Use it as a DX camera and get the reach of a 750mm telephoto from a 500. Anything you want. It just does the job, period. Nikon management needs to get their heads in the right place and stop trying to send their customers to Canon. And any credibility that DPR retained from the old days when it was the "go to" site, is gone.

The "D750 issue" is strongly exacerbated. You mostly hear the issues, less about the non effected bodies. Same as the early "white spot issue" of the D810 was a non-issue fixable by a firmware update. When you say that Nikon drives away customers, you are doing the same with your writing.
I agree that the D810 is (one of the) best DSLR on the market and that dpreview never delivered the review!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:50 UTC
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