Dougbm_2

Dougbm_2

Joined on May 25, 2010

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On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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coyot3: Where is x pro 2 ._.

Under your 2015 Xmas tree?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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xpanded: "...size/price/image quality balance it offers and the style with which it does so."

You must be very stylish. Both the Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR give much better IQ than the X-Trans sensor. They are both smaller, cheaper and sporting much better lenses.

The only thing the X100 has going for it is the hybrid viewfinder.

And yes, I will upgrade my X100 when Fuji dumps the X-Trans sensor.

Yes...I too am not a fan of X-trans...but they are (unfortunately) committed to it. Damn shame as they do so well with Bayer. Thank God they kept issuing firmware updates to the original X100 so we can continue to enjoy it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:52 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: Gorgeous camera, but with a fixed LCD it loses many points for me, and the lack of an image stabiliser is a deal breaker. They desperately need something like the Olympus 5-Axis stabiliser. I couldn't buy it as it is.

OMG!! Catch up please. Everyone complained about the original X100 not having IS. It is not needed at this focal length. Ok it might be useful but in the 4 years I have owned the original X100 it has never been an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)

SIlver!! But I have never seen so many high ratings on your bar graph (except for video)…and performance.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:46 UTC as 124th comment
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GigaBrent: If only he knew how many of us are teetering on the verge of dumping our Canons.

I haven't seen a reason to switch until the release of the D750.
And who knows what is around the corner? If Canon could match the sensor performance of Nikon/Sony then I wouldn't be tempted.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 18:41 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Argument is different to arguing. : )

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 22:27 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Yes and I would like one.
Still this strays from the original argument which was in response to the original post.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:51 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Who mention Mp? We were discussing DR.
Personally 36 Mp is too much for me. I prefer smaller files.
I repeat - I think the D810 is exceptional but that doesn't mean the Canon is poor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:47 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Better by a little from 6400 to 12,800 - pretty much neck and neck from ISO 800. I quite agree the D810 is superior. I only post this to counter the claims that the Canon is somehow totally hopeless. It is outstripped for DR by the D810 at the lower ISOs but is not useless.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:31 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-D810-versus-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III___963_795
Go to measurements and click on Dynamic range. Admittedly not much in it and the Sony senor is way ahead at lower ISOs and way cleaner (ie when lifting shadows).
Both cameras fall below DR10 after ISO 1600 anyway so physics still applies. ie shoot at the lowest ISO possible.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
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Dougbm_2: He doesn't seem to know much at all about the market place. Life in a bubble.

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
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Aur: The dismissive attitude of the competition outpacing them is sad, it's very reminiscent of Nokia.

Saying they would use better sensors if anyone made them, Sony and CMOSIS sensors have way more dynamic range, some have global shutter and they're generally simply better.

Saying they provide enough lenses. Carl Zeiss their Sony lineup have all brand new lenses with MTF charts that easily beat Canon's offerings.

Sony FF sensor only has more dynamic range under ISO 800 when the Canon takes over.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: I am betting less than 10% of Canon's customers are professional "photojournalists". The rest are hobbyists, enthusiasts, and casual photographers.

In other words, he just gave 90% of his customers the finger(or any of countless other insulting hand gestures).

All the dancing around issues aside, I just can't wrap my head around the fact he thought this was a good strategy. Surely there were better ways to avoid questions than alienating their main source of revenue. Consumers are too well informed to swallow that "We make it for professionals, if you don't want it, you must not be a professional" nonsense(or are they?)

Elitist BS.

I reckon over 50% of tourists I regular see in New Zealand have an entry level or enthusiast Canon DSLR with a kit lens. Most people are not gear heads or forum trawlers but for them the name Canon is synonymous with quality photographic equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:59 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Suck at hi ISO? The 5DIII has better DR than D810 past ISO 800 but the Sony sensor has cleaner shadows. The D810 creams DR below ISO 800.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:52 UTC

He doesn't seem to know much at all about the market place. Life in a bubble.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:49 UTC as 141st comment | 3 replies
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sailorboy414: Like it...don't like it...at least it is leader in zoom. It has been a while since Nikon put out a camera that leads in something. Recently they've been following and not leading.

Following??
D810 best in class,
D750 best overall
D7200 best in class (probably)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
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tkbslc: atmospheric distortion + haze + diffraction + camera shake = FANTASTIC PHOTOS!!!

I had an SX40 that was poor at 'cutting' through the haze. I got much better results with a 70-200 lens on my 7D. The 840mm SX40 image was useless. It was surprisingly good otherwise but didn't serve the purpose I wanted it for.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 22:04 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1112 comments in total)
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Kaso: "It finds itself in the same class as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Pentax K-3, and Sony SLT-A77 II DSLRs as well as the Fujifilm X-T1, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, Samsung NX1, and Sony Alpha 7 II mirrorless cameras."

The Sony Alpha 7 II is a full-frame mirrorless camera. How can it be in the same class as the Nikon D7200? Maybe you should have added the Nikon D610, the Nikon D750 and the Sony Alpha 6000 to the "class" to make it more interesting and... crowded?

A77 not A7.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
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princewolf: Yet another 1/2.3'' tiny sensor camera...

How else would they make such a large zoom range? Even on a 1" sensor the lens would be massive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 08:02 UTC

They need about 10 stops IS for this!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 08:01 UTC as 57th comment
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