Bassman2003

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On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1098 comments in total)
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Nindy: It's not worth it, no way...
4K means nothing on this camera or Xmk2, the codec is unusable. So that just leaves stills, why pay this much for a stills camera when there are better options

MJpeg is not that bad but totally out of place on a hybrid camera. 800 Mbps in the 1DX II and 500 Mbps in the 5D. Those are huge numbers without being 10 bit and 4:2:2 The numbers are so large because the codec is not as efficient as modern codecs.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 13:26 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1098 comments in total)
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Bassman2003: I wonder if Canon will let us use the MKIII battery grip or if they expect us to do the whole song and dance again...

$490 - Just to let you turn the camera on its side. Ouch! Makes one want to stay with the MKIII.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1098 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: 120fps in 720p….that´s wow.

That's what I thought but I don't want to put words in their mouth.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1098 comments in total)
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Garug: The face tracing seems to work excellent. Now it they would provide the X, Y coordinates of the tracked face on screen, a gimbal could be locked to the face select to be tracked... If they would provide the interface...

The problem with this type of feature is that you can not see it if you have the camera up to your face shooting. So it is limited to when you are holding the camera like a tourist. If you are shooting pro video there is a good chance you will have a loupe on the camera. So this puts the camera in a strange in between spot imho.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1098 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: 120fps in 720p….that´s wow.

Wow good or wow bad?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1098 comments in total)

I wonder if Canon will let us use the MKIII battery grip or if they expect us to do the whole song and dance again...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 175th comment | 3 replies
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steelhead3: These I am sure are for server farms like Facebook and Apple (in my backyard, they are huge)

It all depends upon how much they can get the cost down in manufacturing SSDs. The drives are mainly memory chips which get faster and cheaper in every other area of the computer world. If you could make SSDs for the same cost as today's spinners, why keep the spinners?

No doubt we will get there. Consumers and prosumers mainly do not need drives over 10TB. I think we will see 10TB SSDs in an affordable range for those who need them within a few years.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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Bassman2003: Thanks DPR for being honest about the camera in this write up. I can not believe they released a camera with video being a noteworthy feature without the ability to use manual WB. I can deal with auto focus and iris but never auto WB!

Thanks for the update.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)

Thanks DPR for being honest about the camera in this write up. I can not believe they released a camera with video being a noteworthy feature without the ability to use manual WB. I can deal with auto focus and iris but never auto WB!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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Fotoni: No 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 internal video? Improved video specs? Also IBIS should be a standard feature by now with that price tag.

No way you will get 10bit 4k internal video recording in a $1,500 still/hybrid camera.. This is barely happening on any video/cinema camera. The makers are stingy with the bits!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
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Fujica: Good news for Sony users - Bad news for Canon owners.

It won't be long before Canon now will:

1. Come out with a news lens mount
2. Encrypt the communication between camera and lens
3. Go mirrorless, make a very short flange range and make the combo impossible at the expense of shadow cornering.

I do not know who is winning here. The performance I read about with these adapters is mostly "not for critical work". The seem like they are perpetually almost there. Sony would best off expanding their lens lineup. They have made a splash with their bodies but the lenses are limited. All manufacturers would prefer native equipment, so I think this middle of the road adapter performance is kind of baked in forever.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 12:52 UTC
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Corkcampbell: Writer: Good review; I just ordered one to go along with my new Sony RX10M3; it will replace my E-M5II, as I am doing much more video now than stills. Went to the Glazers Fotofest in Seattle Sunday where one presenter (not a Pany rep) was using this camera. Note in future writing: "cannot" is correct, whereas (in almost all instances) "can not" is incorrect.

I was always taught that can not should be separated. Are they teaching something new these days?

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
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Aroart: Its Canons own fault for not giving 4k to cameras less than $3000.. Dave Dugdale from learning video.com summed up Canons demise for videographers with one statement.. He said when he was at NAB this year that he did not see anyone shooting with a Canon when 3-4 yrs ago the 5dm3 was the go to Camera... The camera he saw most people using was the Sony a6300...

Ouch. Well, its all one product line these days and if the $3,000 5D can shoot video that equals the $5,000 or $12,000 model, a lot of folks are going to skip the higher priced models.

Nothing to do with the sensors.

Once again, this discussion was speaking about video...

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
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Aroart: Its Canons own fault for not giving 4k to cameras less than $3000.. Dave Dugdale from learning video.com summed up Canons demise for videographers with one statement.. He said when he was at NAB this year that he did not see anyone shooting with a Canon when 3-4 yrs ago the 5dm3 was the go to Camera... The camera he saw most people using was the Sony a6300...

Actually, Canon dumbed down the 5DMKIII video to protect sales of their C-line of cinema cameras. This is totally in their right to do, Just does not make you warm and fuzzy.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
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Aroart: Its Canons own fault for not giving 4k to cameras less than $3000.. Dave Dugdale from learning video.com summed up Canons demise for videographers with one statement.. He said when he was at NAB this year that he did not see anyone shooting with a Canon when 3-4 yrs ago the 5dm3 was the go to Camera... The camera he saw most people using was the Sony a6300...

This is regarding video usage only...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
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Aroart: Its Canons own fault for not giving 4k to cameras less than $3000.. Dave Dugdale from learning video.com summed up Canons demise for videographers with one statement.. He said when he was at NAB this year that he did not see anyone shooting with a Canon when 3-4 yrs ago the 5dm3 was the go to Camera... The camera he saw most people using was the Sony a6300...

I would respectfully disagree. Nobody uses a 5DMKIII anymore because it is soft! And Canon has not brought out a new model yet. If the MKIV is strong a lot of folks will gravitate back, but "strong" these days is probably farther than Canon wants to go...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
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Lawrencew: I believe there is a large pent-up demand for the next wave of Canon cameras that should start arriving later this year.
My bet is lots of people are waiting patiently for models like the 5DMKIV, 6DMKII, M4 to surface.
I know I am, and I can't be alone
The grass might appear greener with the D5/500 or A6300, but Canonites are not about to jump ship when there is green grass on the Canon horizon too.
Patience is a virtue. :-)

I am waiting, but only to see what they come up with. Basically Canon has lost my trust/interest as an innovator. My 5D MKIII & II are great for still work and some of my video work. I will admit that my upgrade decision will be based more on video features than still features. Canon has the video DSLR market IF they want to re-take it. My guess is that they have spent most of their energy on finding a way to gracefully cripple the video on the 5DMKIV rather than knock it out of the park.

I am jaded but it comes from experience.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (258 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: 80% seems pretty high for what was called the "worst camera of the year" by the savvy folks at The Camera Store.

The codecs are strong which gets the approval but the lens is just slow. If Canon would have put a constant f2.8 lens like the RX10 MKII it would completely change the usefulness of this camera. But once again, Canon chooses the low road...

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (258 comments in total)

I agree, the concept is great for hybrid use. The execution for the price is sad. This is a perfect example of why people hate on Canon so much these days. How could a world class lens maker put such a mediocre lens on this $2,000 camera? The RX10 MKII wipes the floor with it and the MKIII steps on it even more. Both of which are $800 cheaper.

Small sensors need a lot of light and this lens will not give it too you. So the footage has to be gained up requiring more noise reduction etc...

Another example of Canon under spec'ing and over charging for a camera. Once a fan, now I have totally given up on Canon for video.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 96th comment
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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BostonC: Does the USB just charge the battery or it can power the camera too?

Thanks. Maybe a good way to test would be to have the internal battery on one bar and then use the camera or leave on with USB power plugged in. If it stays alive then the USB power has taken over. If it dies then no USB.

USB power is quite cheap and it is very handy to power the camera for longer video shoots since this camera can record unlimited video time.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
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