Stealthy Ninja: All around the world rich hipsters cried out in anguish.
That doesn't make sense. Hipsters don't live for Mac.
Um, what's so great about the A7 except that it's smaller than this Canon?
It has washed out colour in raw, and a very very audible mechanical shutter. And with its 24MPs, it has about the high ISO performance of this 50MP Canon. It's good for video though.
And I like using EVFs in lowlight shooting, but the A7S is better for that than the A7.
So? You didn't read the links. Not my problem, your failure.
Shiranai: Its a nice move, but actually won't help their sales much because the camera is simply too expensive for an underdog in professional cameras.Here in Europe, Samsung NX1 is not even in the top 50 selling cameras. Even tho the camera is better than 7D Mark II, Samsung is some kind of a no name brand in cameras. They should definetely drop the price to at least 1200 € and put more emphasis also to their best selling camera, the NX500.
Well, there's the NX30, also good, but not with the AF or weather sealing of the NX1.
The NX500 doesn't have an EVF.
QuarryCat: same as Fujifilm -they always make us believe - they made the best possible AF - and I know AF from Panasonic is in most situations with low contrast or long lenses better and faster -and now they are coming with much improvement.That's good for us, then now everybody knows they are telling us marketing garbage.So Samsung is on a good way, maybe the next NX2 is a real good camera.I don't like the NX1 so much, even if dpreview and magazines praise it to heaven.There are not many good and fast lenses for it - Samsung has a lot to do.A camera is only as good as the system... (without adapter challenges)1. Panasonic/Olympus mft2. Fujifilm XF3. Sony Alpha4. Nikon 15. Samsung NX6. Canon EOS M7. Leica T
"There are not many good and fast lenses for it:
So you really don't know anything about the Samsung NX system.
BigOne: Two things seriously amuse me with this little foeble. One, people saying they pay for "German quality" when they pay $7,500 for a camera that barely has more features than a 1970's washing machine. And second, Leica KNOW about this problem, but instead of delaying the sales to solve the problem for their very rich customers, they issue this crutch of a bulletin to wave it in the faces of those who didn't read it and bought a Leica in a store that didn't get this memo. Good job, Leica! Keep it up.
The Samsung touch screen system on the NX-Mini is excellent and that on the NX1 is very good.
I've shot a bit with a Leica T, it's not a disastrous UI, but it's not great. Better than Sony's fails.
I provided the link and the name, you can figure it out.
When there are more new cameras from Sony, I'll attempt to get raws if I can. And then extract them with updated versions of ACR 9. (Perhaps Sony will have learnt its lesson.)
Can't say I'm going to do all sorts of formal testing. But the more formal testing I've seen backs me up. It's been admitted that Sony gets rid of colour to get the compression.
You've not presented anything to back your claims, while I've pointed to results.
martindpr: Great quality, though great pictures are not made by great cameras, but by great photographers. The DR is good enough to very good, the resolution is way more then you need, noise levels and sharpness are excellent, but there's one thought that comes to my mind: Why read Dostoevsky, when you can watch a movie, say Django Unchained? I don't remember any of Dostoevsky's points, but I well remember Django's. Epic IQ is a purpose of its own, but there isn't any essence to it, and the essence of photography is the message which the photo carries.
I read "Crime and Punishment" in high school, but that was a while ago.
The D4S costs a good bit more than this 5DS R.
MasterWayne: I tried to open the RAWs in Canons own Digital Photo Professional 4, which unfortunately failed. Does anybody know a work around (without having Photoshop)? Google didn't help :/
On a Win7 computer, after conversion of CR2 to DNG with DNG Converter 9, Rawtherapee 4.2 will open the resulting DNGs. As will PhotoShop Elements 9.
Indeed LCD screens stop at 10 bits, but Sony should start allowing the full 14 bit raws to be recorded. Like Apple, Sony gets a little to attached to slicker packaging.
I'd not thought of the noise thing, but I guess it could explain part of the reason Nikon+Fuji+Leica+Pentax can get better high ISO performance out of Sony sensors than Sony.
Chris Yates: The resolution may be impressive, but the noise quality in the shadows is mind-bogglingly mediocre.
Not in raw.
The free Adobe DNG Converter 9.0 should convert them to DNGs, then you'll have a lot more options.
I know Rawtherapee won't open the Canon CR2 files but, don't know about Rawtherapee and these DNGs. (Rawtherapee usually opens DNGs.)
The Squire: UHS-II card interface? Yey!USB 2.0 wired interface. Boo!
When are we going to see USB 3.0 on cameras, for those of us who prefer a cable rather than popping the card out?
I suspect the problem is that micro USB 3.0 is a really awkward shape. Very wide.
I guess we'll have to wait a couple of years for USB-C before we get faster interfaces to cameras...
My year 2000, late, Dell laptop has an USB 1.1 port.
Mass adoption of USB 2 came later.
And USB 3 cables remain a problem. You seem to think I'm not basing this comment on experience with USB 3 fails.
Then USB2 remains an option and one doesn't have to fight balky USB3 cables.
USB 3 cables, even the normal ones, can be real glitchy.
PhotoKhan: "Please note that many of the high ISO images from the EOS 5DS R break DPReview's file size limit on sample images when converted to JPEG"
...and, yet, some users here insist these monster file sizes are not a problem...
Then there's some bottle-neck in how Amazon runs its servers into Australia.
Perhaps Amazon chooses to not access whatever are the fastest trunk lines in Australia. And this is the kind of thing internet content providers do indeed have a choice about.
You didn't put a lot of effort into finding it--it's under the screen name mgrum. And even the Nikon 12 v 14 bit thing naththo linked backs me up.
ProfHankD: To me, the one obvious lesson here is that at 50MP FF, even 11mm @ f/5.6 has quite limited depth of field. I can't imagine anyone consistently nailing focus using manual focus with an OVF at 50MP. This will be a challenge even for focus peaking and magnified live view....
But how many people shoot a 200mm/f/2.8 lens, wide open, at objects less than 30 feet away?
(Absolutely, it can be done, and it's an effect that movie makers use.)
There's a reason that 85mm f/1.4 lenses are used for portraits with subject isolation and one big part of that reason is not having to work 30 feet away from the subject for the correct framing.
I'm not having any particular problem with "accurate" colour and ACR 9. (I'm guessing that's what LR6 is using for extraction now.)
And when I look at my A7II raws with ACR 9, they look better than the ACR 8 results, but my Olympus and Nikon D7200 shots under the same lighting, with very good lenses, look slightly better than the Sony results, that's with the smaller sensored bodies. Could be an ISO thing.
If you knew anything about hipsters, you'd know they shoot film.
Also, and as others have pointed out, why would anybody only use Mac Photos for these raws?
Almost everyone would use Lightroom/Bridge/CaptureOne.
There's no problem with the Amazon server. The file is a zip file of 600MB total.
It took about 5-10 minutes both times that I downloaded it, but a half hour seems reasonable too. (Why I did it twice, actually thrice, is that DPR implied there were new raws--there weren't.)
There are individual raws at PhotographyBlog--right, they are still 70MB apiece.