fakuryu

fakuryu

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nerd2: XT-1 is nice and all but I think it's still seriously overpriced. Should be similar to a6000 ($700-800 range at most) considering it only has 16MP APS sensor and lacks IBIS.

Nothing really wrong with 16mp sensor. In the sense the dF/D4/D4S should be lower than the asking price because of just having a 16mp sensor and the A7S should be lower as well because of the 12mp sensor (compared to other FF cameras)?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 02:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1178 comments in total)
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deserthawk742: C'mmon NIKON, where's D400?

I think Nikon already killed that dream with the D750 (I think basically what the D400 could have been if it was an APSC)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1178 comments in total)
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sneakyracer: Overall the 7D2 is a superb Camera Body looking for a better sensor. The Image Quality in both Stills and Video is Competent but not class leading. It is a shame because everything else is superb. (could use WiFi though).

I doubt that Canon engineers cannot fit a Wi-Fi module inside that FF like sized body of the 7DII

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 05:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1178 comments in total)
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RyanBoston: So the 70D is in a lower class and still scored higher and got a gold award. I guess that's great news for 70D owners who don't need the insane focus system for half the price. Great job on the review! I'm sure it was tough to get it out as early as you guys did.

Well you can Google it, there plenty of examples since the K20D. Being someone who cannot use the camera well does not mean that the camera is not capable (cough cough)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 05:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1178 comments in total)
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PenGun: Amazing. The Fuji X cameras are the best APS-C cameras there are right now for pure image quality. The Sony FF stuff now rules the roost and looks like it will replace one of the Canikon pair in a couple of years.

There sure is a pile of astroturf over this camera and the Nikon 750, ya think it's panic ... nah. ;)

Not all Fuji X cameras uses the X-trans

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 02:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1178 comments in total)
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RyanBoston: So the 70D is in a lower class and still scored higher and got a gold award. I guess that's great news for 70D owners who don't need the insane focus system for half the price. Great job on the review! I'm sure it was tough to get it out as early as you guys did.

The 7DII is not really in a class of it's own. It is just barely catching up.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1178 comments in total)

I'm just here for the comments

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 00:41 UTC as 211th comment
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fakuryu: Comparing RAWs at daylight and low light even at just ISO800 vs the K3, K50, D7100, XT1, X100T, that Canon sensor is still lagging behind especially with the chroma noise. Wished that the K5II or K5IIs was also in the comparator since the lowlight high ISO performance of that 16mp sensor is sweet.

Actually comparing ISO6400 RAW of the 7D2 and the D7100, the Toshiba sensor holds more detail, has better control of the chroma noise and also has a finer grain.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 17:35 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (468 comments in total)
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LF Photography: As a Pentax user who's switching to Nikon, I agree with the overall ratings of this review.
Yes, the K-3 is better than the D7100. No doubt about it. It's IBIS makes every prime lens a low-light marvel, it's rugged build and weather sealing is leaps and bounds ahead of Nikon, it's selectable AA filter is revolutionary, and the 8 FPS make the K-3 a better choice for sports.
BUT...the severe lack of 3rd party support for Pentax, combined with it's sub-par Flash system and video capabilities that were INTENTIONALLY crippled (low quality video codec, no focus peaking and no IBIS in video) make the D7100 a better choice in the long run. Especially if you plan to use your camera for anything other that amateur work. Going (semi)pro with Nikon is a lot easier. I learned that the hard way.

I just wish someone had told me this before I invested so much money in Pentax gear...

Well...

*Pentax has a sophisticated AF system as well specially starting from the K5II, it just handles differently than Canikon (I sometimes shoot Canikon as well)
*The K3 has no real issues with the flash, a lot of professionals use manual flash anyway and Pentax probably has the only weather sealed flash in the market AFAIK
*Would a 3rd party bag really affect your decision to buy a camera?
*Nikon actually crippled 3rd party lenses AF with their FW
*Pentax actually covers 8mm to 560mm lens ranges

so, what is all the misinformation about?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 04:23 UTC
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SFXR: Put it up to the 3 year old EM-5 at RAW ISO 800....nearly identical! WTH Canon?

Curiously I just did, the 7D2 and the EM5 noise looked pretty close at ISO1600 RAW at both daylight and low light simulations. The EM5 had a lot of CA though but there are some parts of the test scene in where the EM5 RAWs looked better.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 03:35 UTC

Comparing RAWs at daylight and low light even at just ISO800 vs the K3, K50, D7100, XT1, X100T, that Canon sensor is still lagging behind especially with the chroma noise. Wished that the K5II or K5IIs was also in the comparator since the lowlight high ISO performance of that 16mp sensor is sweet.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 02:35 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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Adrien S: So... I totally need a body with these specs BUT A FULL-FRAME SENSOR.

On the day they release a FF body with similar specifications (and a comparatively low price!), Samsung can just take my money.

AFAIK the term full frame was a Canon marketing ploy

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (468 comments in total)
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andy1331: Why did you mention the a77II body as bulky? Its almost identical and even lighter than a 70d or others in this clsss.
And dont forget the advantages of the SLT concept like EVF, very fast AF even in LV, great Videi options... Lobe this one but dont understand why Sony doesnt come up with some smaller pendant. In this area they focus on e mount which is the worse mount I think for good fast glass...

I was able to test out the EVF of the A77mk2 and it is probably the best EVF to date and IMHO better than the EVF of the XT1 which I loved! It has no visible tearing or lag and almost as good as an OVF. Makes be wonder why they did not use that EVF on the A7?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 05:03 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (468 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: K3 is my favourite dlsr at this point, especially paired with ltd. pentax primes. It's a compact high quality kit I can take anywhere. Made me forget all my Nikon stuff.

faster lens does not always mean excellent IQ

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 09:28 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

It is nice when you conveniently edit things out. Yes things almost even out at high ISO but not necessarily the DR.

"Show me a situation where a Canon body has prevented you from getting the perfect shot"

How many times do we need to talk about dynamic range?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

All I see here is a man is a fan boy not acknowledging both the strengths and weakness of a camera (or just plain ignorant?). I commented a Sony sensor, I guess you did not even know that the D7100 uses a 24mp Toshiba sensor.

I never did say that the D7100 is the better overall camera. But if I am after for the overall IQ, the 7DII won't even be my first choice. The sensor in terms of IQ is still years behind the competition.

I guess you don't have anymore meaningful things to say huh?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

1. There are a lot of different techniques in photography and PP and unfortunately, the Canon way is not the only way.

2. So the Camera Store TV is not a real world review? They reviewed the stills, the video by their in-house videographer and the AF with a sports photographer.

3. Agreed.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 10:05 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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ShatteredSky: Hmmm, why is it that the A7 is moiré-fest, and the D750 isn't (at least in this engraving replica, look at the ceiling)? Interesting thing is, it gets worse with higher ISO in the A7R, but stays rather consistent in the A7. Does the noise "grain" interfere with the drawing pattern, and is the resolution of the A7R (and D800E) near a critical limit for that?

I don't know if the A7 does not have an OLPF but the D750 still has them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 10:01 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

I am a real life photographer, DR is important for what I do; mostly product and food photography and use as much natural/reflected light as possible. DR is important for me since Sony based sensors gives me plenty of headroom in PP. That is why I don't shoot with a Canon.

And what I've seen in the Camera Store TV's video review of the 7D2, the AF is indeed sweet but the reviewer mentioned multiple times that it is soft.

The 7D2 could have been the camera to have but defending that this camera is aimed mainly for birders and sports photographers is short selling itself.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 09:23 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

So are you saying that Canon lenses are inferior to Nikon? DR above ISO800 is nor even comparable, Canon is still horrible in that regard. Even the entry level D3300 spanks the 7DII Sharpness, resolution, detail, dynamic range. Camera Store TV already has a review out.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 06:52 UTC
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