balico

balico

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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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jaayres20: So why is there so much noise in the sky? The sky has so much noise, it looks like it was shot at ISO 1600. I have downloaded several RAW images off of IR and I have yet to see that much noise in the properly exposed areas. Was the sky dramatically underexposed too?

I suppose the noise level is a result of pushing the exposure and the way of processing the image. The sky (although noisy) is still acceptable for me but the mountains are way to noisy and the trees on the right still exhibit CA, the bottom part also has lots of ugly chroma noise.. Probably it is not the best example as a main preview image for this camera, there is just to much processing going on to address the real camera performance here.

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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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Jon Rista: While the 5Ds doesn't bring a huge multi-stop improvement in DR to the Canon lineup, one thing I do recognize is the color noise seems to have dropped. Banding is still there, sadly, however I don't think I could have pulled off this photo with my 5D III without a lot more banding and unsightly color blotching.

As someone who is well invested in Canon lenses (which I really love), I would be happier with the IQ from the 5Ds than the 5D III. That said, when it comes to landscape photography...I don't see much value in the Canon lineup these days. I could get better images with a $600 Sony A6000...

Wonder if Canon will ever achieve the kind of low level sensor IQ that their competitors have achieved. Even the Samsung NX1 sensor is pretty amazing...it has the most neutral deep shadow noise I've ever seen...with some of the deepest, richest blacks.

Sure Canon will improve sensor performance also. They are lagging a bit behind in technology but surely will reach current performance levels of Sony and Samsung sensors over time. The problem is that both Sony and Samsung are sure evolving their sensor technology also..

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 05:00 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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lightmatters: Canon makes me frustrated. Their sensor's DR is inferior but their lenses are superior.
But you know what, if their sensor's DR is just good as others then there will be no competition at all.

Don't forget that Sigma is a good bridge with their new developed line of lenses. The 35mm Art and 50mm Art are better then any offering from Canon or Nikon at similar focal length/price. I guess you are not talking about zoom lenses when addressing optimum image quality?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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Stanchung: I pity Canon users. Just pay for a Sony sensor already.

Even the D7200 APSC kicks its a$$

Segaman has an *abcent* image gallery, so I wonder if he is just trolling..

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:45 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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Mr Ed M: When normalized to print resolutions the dynamic range is competitive with other cameras.

It took a while to load, but, ISO 100 +4 EV looks fine when set to print.

ISO 100 +5 EV should clean up fine at print resolutions with a little post processing.

I don't see any issue with the available dynamic range.

When I needed HDR or exposure fusion with my previous D300 at some scenes, I regularly only need 1 image with the D810 now. Not a big deal really in general or when bracketing is possible but in high dynamic range scenes with moving subjects it is certainly an advantage.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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Mr Ed M: Why aren't pushed Nikon D810 images available in the top tool for comparison?

Here they are available, maybe just added!
It seems the D810 is able to be pushed 1.5 - 2 stops more..

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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K E Hoffman: As a marketing person..The releases seem a bit cynical. The DSLR market is slowing so lets do two nearly identical 50MP cameras neither of which feature wise will replace our older 20MP offering completely. So they will have to keep the old one (no used sales cannibalizing new sales) and add this. Then we can sell them another higher MP camera next year when we do REAL update.

This is Lime Coke, Vanilla Coke or Directors cut DVDs etc... its about marketing, not advancing the main 5D offering.. Then when they do a proper update to the 5dMKIII you get to buy the newer sensor again!!! but in a completer body.

Just think Theatrical Edition, Directors Cut, Collectors Edition, Box set DVDs etc. (Maybe a 5D Box Set is coming?) and we see how Canon appears to be looking to increase revenue .

They try to exactly copy what Nikon did with the two version of the D800 several years ago. I am pretty certain that the people that moved from Canon to Nikon don't come back for this 5DS/SR because it has a few more megapixels.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Canon has got to do a TSE 11-24 F4L IS STM (or USM) next
'cuz the convergence* towards the ground/sky (if pointing below/above horizon) is so obvious ... there is no pp to fix it without adding other distortions

*trees leaning outward look so weird in this tulip field landscape shot
even though it does look nice overall (where fisheye shots always look worse; no matter how corrected in post)

Therefore it is probably more useful to shoot the trees horizontal (in landscape orientation) and to add a stitched image for the downpart by making a vertorama..

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:19 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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BigOne: If the filter is SELF-cancelling, why not just put a button that turns it off and make ONE camera instead of making two cameras one of which has the filter and another has the filter but then cancels its effect? Is there any logic in this?

Sure this new 5DS/SR will prevent some 5D Mkx users from running away to Sony / Nikon, surely when they have built a decent Canon lens collection. Canon is by no means "belly-up" and (as a Nikon user myself) I don't hope they will for a healthy competition (which encourages development).

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 03:52 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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ScapingFeet: They should have release this camera at $2799/$2999. Then the performance could have been justifiable.

Most medium format bodies have 16-bit sensors.
14-bit (4.39 trillion tones) is not to compare with 16-bit (281 trillion tones) and people who can afford a medium format camera and use it professionally will not be tempted by the 5DS/SR I assume.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 03:45 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D X overview article (369 comments in total)
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Pascal Parvex: Well, Amazon.com now has it, so where is the review? :)

Seems like the reviews of major camera bodies takes ages for dpreview, not sure why. I come to dpreview mainly for the forum now, for major reviews I go elsewhere! Still waiting for the D810 review..

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 02:53 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1604 comments in total)
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AndreaCa: How long do we have to wait for the D810 review !
I think that is a shame that DPReview come out first with the D750 review, I understand the pressure Nikon Made for that but now it's time for the D810!
Please join me in this request !

It's just ridiculous they don't review a presumably best camera of 2014..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 12:29 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1604 comments in total)
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bosco1955: My 6D has that too.

You mean what, dynamic range? Hahaha

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1604 comments in total)
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Mike308: any news about the D810 review?

Already promised many times but never published.

Mr. Barney Britton said last year "probably before christmas", which year he didn't mention however.

I assume it has something to do with priorities based on bribes from other companies as announcing the D810 as best general DSLR would cut in their sales big time!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (358 comments in total)

Nice work, Now finish the D810 review!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 46th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1604 comments in total)
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bosco1955: My 6D has that too.

Zzzzzz, Dream On! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1604 comments in total)
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Michael MacGillivray: Is there an issue with the camera? Is that the reason for delaying a review?

The issue is that the D810 is too good.. The review has been promised several times before, months ago.. It seems there are some changes going on at Dpreview, but they are slowly losing their authority status regarding in depth reviews..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
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AngularJS: Great lens, but I'm saving for the Canon 11-24.

Ya you can add it to your wish list with the 645Z and Zeiss Otus :p

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:46 UTC
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RichRMA: "Easily corrected" in ACR or post-processing. Does anyone enjoy having to do that? Let this be done in-camera automatically when possible.

Everything that has to be corrected in ACR or post will degrade image quality. So the best lenses need the least correction.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:44 UTC
On On The Helix Bridge in the Panoramic photos II night time challenge (2 comments in total)
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Lensmate: Beauty!

Thanks Lensmate.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 07:08 UTC
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