Mechworx

Joined on Sep 5, 2018

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Can i pay with Oil Barrels?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2020 at 19:13 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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Duncan M: It is clear to me Jordan never used this system properly back in the days. Once you got the hang of it and had calibrated it well, it was a wonderful way of focusing. Not just a gimmick as he says.

For those days it was a great innovative feature available in the EOS3 and Elan7. One should embrace such re-invations instead of asking the question if we need it.

Do we really need eye focus tracking or couldn't we make portraits until a few year ago? Is IBIS really needed or are many photographers these days just too stupid to remember simple rules to focus properly? Or... Do we actually need video in a stills camera.

Now its there it benefits all of us.
Asking yourself the question 'do we really need it' is just a stupid question. If it works and works well we need it and it can be beneficial.

You can also choose not to use such technology, even for the EOS3 and 7 you could just focus without the eye tracking system.

About 10 years ago I bought a cheap used eos 3, and at first I thought eye af was non functioning cause I couldn’t get calibrated properly. I couldn’t finish the process at all. But then one day without doing anything different it passed. And just worked flawless from that moment.

I can understand why they didn’t continued using it. Because it must have been frustrating for a lot of people who paid big bucks and Maybe was expecting too much of the technology.

Today event with no change to the technology i think it would be easier for a consumer to get it to work, YouTube instructional videos or even on camera instructions have a lot of resources to instruct and guide the user better than the 90s beeps and red blinking leds.

I would really enjoy a lot of having this tech in a modern dslr or mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2019 at 15:43 UTC
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cardboardbox: So what happened to this announcement?

It's a programable robot. RoboMaster S1

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2019 at 00:50 UTC
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Jonathan Mac: When did 28mm become only "semi" wide angle?

When appartment and houses started to shrink.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2019 at 15:55 UTC
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(unknown member): It amazes me how many elements there are in a short fixed-focal length tele lens. I remember those to be the ones with the lowest number of elements in the past. I thought computer-aided design and newer glass material and surface coating would help the design lenses with similar quantities of elements or even an even lower due to a better assessment of aberrations, more precise polishing, and said better optics and coatings, etc; but no. Wow! Just wow!

If someone has anything to say about this, I'd appreciate it a lot. I don't understand why the number of elements in the once-the-ones-with-the-fewest-elements has so many now.

Resolving power demanded by the modern sensors. When that leica was state of the art not even cinema looked as good as a video from a phone camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2018 at 00:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)
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pixperfect: I want to buy the X-T3 but I want to make sure the body is 100% magnesium alloy. Fujifilm used to include a picture of the metal body of the X-T1, X-T2 and X-H1. Fujifilm mentioned the body is magnesium allow but there is no picture of the body without the rubber skin.
Canon mentioned the EOS R body is magnesium alloy but when Lens Rental took it apart, all you can see is plastic and no metal. I am wondering is Fujifilm is doing the same thing as Canon.
I really hate plastic camera, this is the reason why I still did not buy the X-T3.
Some body can show me where I find a picture of the X-T3 body? Many thanks.

https://www.digital2home.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fujifilm-X-T3-Body-12-768x768.jpg

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 13:39 UTC
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Sir 7: I hate my 7RM2's ergonomics. Sadly, this Canon's seem even worse. Hard to believe the Nikon Z's poor ergonomics are the current best on market.

Just goes to show that camera manufacturers don't take mirrorless shooters seriously. Seems all mirrorless shooters want is an FF MILC that can fit in their pocket.

It's a sad day for the advancement of photography. Every MILC on the planet is garbage compared to DSLRs. Didn't have to be that way, but Sony, Nikon, and now Canon all treat their MILC shooters as 2nd class citizens. Not 1 MILC on the planet that's a legitimate contender vs. DSLRs. Very sad. :(

entoman. Off course. I think that for more Professional bodies they would be more conservative with the user experience and keep things like the joystick, bigger grip, because one of the reasons of sticking with a specific system or brand is not have to learn a completely different way of doing things, unless that new way is totally intuitive and natural.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 20:35 UTC
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lakkot: I came here to crap on this camera but those images are simply so good!!! The colors, the pop, this really looks better than my A7III. It seems like they messed up the ergonomics, especially no joystick, but man these samples are good!!
The price though is completely ridiculous, it shoud stay around $2k for a kit.

The AF points can be selected using the touchscreen as input device during EVF operation. Don't see the need for Joystick. But anyway, i think sony, nikon, fuji, panasonic and Canon all make great cameras and lenses. One just has to find what are the most important features. Those can be, Photo AF performance, Ergonomics, Resolution, Image Quality, Portability, Sturdiness, Continuous Shooting FPS, Video Autofocus, 4k 6k 8k video, etc. For the moment, at this price-point you can't have it all with any brand.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 16:39 UTC
On article Canon EOS R: first sample images posted (259 comments in total)
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pj1974: These photos provide an indication that the AF of the EOS R is good - most of the subject's eyes have nailed the focus. That's particularly so, considering that these photos were taken in challenging lighting (low light, mixed colour balance, some are moving subjects, etc)
Some of the images are at ISOs of 3200 and 4000 - which demonstrate the reasonable handling of noise at those levels. Thanks Canon, promising beginning for first EOS R "FF" (i.e. 36mm x 24mm) sensored mirrorless.
The lenses in particular look very impressive from IQ and usability aspects, imho. Not cheap, but for what they are, the prices are expected.

I am looking forward to the future of Canon EOS Mirrorless!

"I am looking forward to the future of Canon EOS Mirrorless!"

I agree with you. If there's no money or reasons to upgrade immediately , at least one can look forward with confidence if you're invested on the EOS ecosystem.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 16:08 UTC
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Sir 7: I hate my 7RM2's ergonomics. Sadly, this Canon's seem even worse. Hard to believe the Nikon Z's poor ergonomics are the current best on market.

Just goes to show that camera manufacturers don't take mirrorless shooters seriously. Seems all mirrorless shooters want is an FF MILC that can fit in their pocket.

It's a sad day for the advancement of photography. Every MILC on the planet is garbage compared to DSLRs. Didn't have to be that way, but Sony, Nikon, and now Canon all treat their MILC shooters as 2nd class citizens. Not 1 MILC on the planet that's a legitimate contender vs. DSLRs. Very sad. :(

entoman.
"No AF joystick - terrible choice to limit users to changing AF points via the badly positioned D-pad/wheel."
Watch the Canon EOS R Operation Youtube video. You just swipe the touch screen when using the EVF to move the AF point. Easier than a joystick.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 14:00 UTC
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HaroldC3: If it weren’t for the lenses, this would have been as lackluster as the original M which was grossly overpriced at launch as well.

HaroldC3. Professional Videographer are clearly not a specific target, but for youtube or whatever vlogging you can use a EF-S 10-22 or 10-18 and have ultra wide angle video. It's still a bigger crop (in relation to FF) than a m43. And you'll have great autofocus and a tilty flippy screen. In the 5D Mk IV the crop was more of a real issue because you'll have to spend big bucks on an expensive EF 11-24 to have a ultra wide angle lens for video.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 13:55 UTC
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MisoL: I will most skip this model. It has same limitations (1/200Xsync, 1.7x 4K crop) as my 5D4 for underwater use and adds shorter battery life.

If someone from Canon listens: please add sensor with global shutter to EOS R and I will buy 2 bodies.

Is it possible to make 11-24 smaller for RF mount?

Not completely the same limitation with the 1.7x crop for video. At least with RF you can use a EF-S 10-22 or 10-18 and have a ultra wide angle lens for video (17mm eq).

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 13:19 UTC
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