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Zigadiboom

Zigadiboom

Joined on Mar 1, 2011

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On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (302 comments in total)

There are still a few key areas ILCs trail in comparison to entry level DSLRs. They are:

- Low light AF and low light AF tracking
- Battery life
- Size: Canon 100d and D3300 are in reality not that much bigger than mirrorless options.
- Lens selection: Still cannot ignore the fact that Canon and Nikon have a wide and extensive range of good lenses to choose from both proprietary and third party. Olympus and Panasonic have a good range but Sony, Fuji and Samsung do not in comparison.
- Color rendition. I find a vast amount of photographers still prefer the colors Canon and Nikon produce. For landscape shots I know what I will be choosing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 08:15 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (302 comments in total)
In reply to:

ChrisH37: Friends/family often ask about which camera to buy (as they do, when you're a photographer), when they're looking for a 'DSLR' it's very difficult to justify an entry level one over a mirrorless camera now. I'm just not sure what they're bringing to the market in that particular sector.

The likes of Fuji, Sony, Panasonic etc now have more than adequate continuous AF, no potential focus issues, full AF/control via the LCD, extremely good kit lens and a usefully smaller form factor.

It's only the perceived 'professionalism' of a DSLR that puts them on people's radars in the first place, that and the bigger must mean better mentality still quite prevalent in the U.S. (Asia has embraced mirrorless in the entry level sector).

For all the talk of the big guns such as the Sony a7RII, I think the entry level market is where mirrorless already has the edge on DSLRs for the vast majority of potential purchasers, they just don't necessarily know it just yet.

There are still a few key areas ILCs trail in comparison to entry level DSLRs. They are:

- Low light AF and low light AF tracking
- Battery life
- Size: Canon 100d and D3300 are in reality not that much bigger than mirrorless options.
- Lens selection: Still cannot ignore the fact that Canon and Nikon have a wide and extensive range of good lenses to choose from. Olympus and Panasonic have a good range but Sony, Fuji and Samsung do not in comparison.
- Color rendition. I find a vast majority of people still prefer the colors Canon and Nikon produce. For landscape shots I know I what I will be choosing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 08:08 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (302 comments in total)

'MARKET FOR DSLRs SHRINKING DRAMATICALLY AND WHY CANON/NIKON ARE TO BLAME'.

http://www.eoshd.com/2014/09/market-dslrs-shrinking-dramatically-canon-nikon-blame/

Very insightful article I thought.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 01:56 UTC as 47th comment
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (599 comments in total)

EVF = Electronic Viewfinder Forsaken

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 09:44 UTC as 122nd comment | 8 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (599 comments in total)

Even an ultra mega die-hard Canon fanboy on crystal meth would find this purchase hard to justify at this ridiculously inflated price!?!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:35 UTC as 146th comment
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)

The Canon Rebel series is like Jurassic World - a recycling of a 20 year old concept with much less glamour and shine than the original.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:39 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies

I disagree with the author and think the photographer quoted in the article who said that his DSLR can do the same thing as the Typ246 has a valid point. Although there is a technical difference where DSLR's use interpolation, filtering etc to get the desired B&W effect, the difference in real world shooting and side-by-side results do not justify the stark difference in price between a top end full frame DSLR and this camera.

Also to say that discussing the price of Leica products is pointless - I agree there is a market for this product but whether it is an informed purchase is another thing. I don't think it is as the results can be replicated with capable equipment at a fraction of the cost. With the Leica the bulk of what you are paying is for exclusivity.

At least if I buy a Ferrari Im paying for sharp styling, F1 inspired driving dynamics, high revving power, handling and a glorious aural note that cannot be replicated by other cars which are at a fraction of the cost.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 22:40 UTC as 115th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (482 comments in total)
In reply to:

HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

You sure it was Nixon and not Nikon?

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 06:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

Due to the limited dynamic range available, the raw workflow runs like an absolute dream on my Commodore 64.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 14:31 UTC as 218th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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Zigadiboom: At last a decent resolution sensor that is competent enough to use for Instagram and Facebook. However I did notice that selfies lacked a little in the way of dynamic range though.

Haha yes no problems.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 10:20 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

At last a decent resolution sensor that is competent enough to use for Instagram and Facebook. However I did notice that selfies lacked a little in the way of dynamic range though.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 08:58 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Canon Interviewer: "So tell me about your previous work experience and one of your stand out achievements"

Prospective employee: "I previously worked at Nikon HQ for several years. My greatest achievement is that I headed the team that was responsible for the quality control of the D600 sensor".

Canon Interviewer: "You're hired!"

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 01:16 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)

Looks like Dpreview have made full use of Mark II's 65 point AF when taking these shots.

These samples is a bit like test driving a Ferrari in a straight line at 60kmh and then commenting on its performance and handling.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 04:10 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Mike FL: The guy is interesting, and he is not very sure that LX100 is better than 15 yeas old Canon P&S:

"Announced September 18, 2000, the PowerShot G1 sported a 3.3 megapixel CCD sensor...The Canon G series has been through more than a decade of evolution and remains attractive to enthusiasts looking for a compact with lots of manual controls."

"...the Lumix LX100 is undoubtedly a high-priced compact...As for how much we’ll miss those 3.2 million pixels, though, for that we’ll have to wait and see."

Ok, he will tells us what he sees...after he has LX100 to compare to the 15 yeas old P&S.

Ummm Mike, I think you have misunderstood what the author is meaning when he said,

"...the Lumix LX100 is undoubtedly a high-priced compact...As for how much we’ll miss those 3.2 million pixels, though, for that we’ll have to wait and see."

What he is referring to by the 3.2 million pixels is the difference in useable resolution between the GX7(16mp) and LX100(12.7mp). I simply doubt that the author is anticpiating making any comparison between the poor old Canon G1 to the LX100 once he manages to get his hands on one.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 04:04 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

I own a Canon G1X but Canon's sensors are so old they knew Gandalf before he had a beard and Burger King whilst he was still a prince.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:23 UTC as 527th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

This camera reminds of the Lexus ES300. Superb build quality and outstanding reliability with a top shelf 65 point auto focus system.

But under the hood it has the same v6 engine(20.2mp) as its lesser Camry stablemate.

True its not the same 18mp sensor that we have kept seeing from Canon since the time of Jesus but the 20.2mp is really not leaps and bounds better. In fact the gains are minimal.

I understand this very much a performance based camera but image quality is still paramount...and at $1800 it is simply astounding to know that you can get way better image quality for the price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:03 UTC as 539th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (471 comments in total)

Fuji have no doubt produced some fine cameras over the last few years. However to be frank this model falls short. The body is much larger than the RX100 yet the sensor is much smaller. The X30's camera dimensions r almost the same as the G1X Mark 2 yet the latter's sensor is way bigger.

Fuji's sensor tech is very good with excellent low light performance and dynamic range particularly from its APSC's. Stuff one of those or slightly smaller into the X30 body and people will definitely take notice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:20 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (205 comments in total)

Hmmm if this camera had a constant f1.2 aperture throughout the entire zoom range where it could just slip into your pocket it might have maybe had half a chance against the likes of the Panasonic FZ-1000 and Sony RX10.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 03:12 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)

Despite the use of a camera phone and the photos being edited, it clearly demonstrates that it is the keen eyed person behind the camera that ultimately determines the composition and quality of the shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 00:23 UTC as 16th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (694 comments in total)

YEAR 2018 - Canon G1X Mark IV - Press Release:

'Canon is excited to inform you that the new model has increased its resolution from 12.8mp to 18mp now matching Canon's enthusiast DSLR the EOS 7D'.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 131st comment | 2 replies
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