Earthlight

Lives in Finland Finland
Joined on Dec 30, 2002
About me:

Recent / current lenses:
Sigma 8mm f3.5 EX DG circular fisheye
Sigma 15mm f2.8 EX diagonal fisheye
Samyang 14mm f2.8 (broke after a few shots the first day, decentered, returned)
Samyang 14mm f2.8 UMC new model - a great lens!
Samyang 8mm f3.5 First copy was DOA, second is acceptable
Samyang 24mm f1.4
Samyang 35mm f1.4 (sold)
Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art
Canon 16-35 f2.8 L II (sold)
Canon 17-40mm F4 L (sold)
Canon 24-70 f2.8 L (sold)
Canon 24-70 f2.8 L II
Canon 24-105 f4 L (sold)
Canon 85mm f1.8 (sold)
Canon 100mm f2.8 macro w/ collar
Canon 135mm f135 L
Canon 70-200mm f4 L w/ collar (sold)
Canon 400mm f5.6 L
Canon MP-E 65 mm 1-5x macro
Canon EF-S 18-55 as a backup
Canon EF-S 18-55 STM for the cropper
Sigma 2x Teleconverter (sold)
Canon 2x II Teleconverter
And an old Canon wide zoom just for backup...

Past lenses too numerous to list. I've had a lot of Pentax K-mount, Canon FD-mount and EF-mount lenses. Most memorable was the EF 300 f4 L original.

Currently 8 tripods... Manfrotto 055 XProB & 488RC0 (498RC2 these days) sees most use. Manfrotto 028B Triman & #029 when I need super steady.

Plenty of bags. Lowepro Photo Trekker now sees most use. Love my Slingshot as well. My everyday carry bag: Vanguard Uprise.

Flashes: 580EXII and 2 x 430EXII flashes. Plus studio & Elinchrome flashes & Foba studio stand etc.

Cameras that I own or have owned:
Pentax KM (SLR) (sold)
Pentax Spotmatic (SLR)
Pentax K1000 (SLR) (sold)
Chinon cp-7m (SLR) (sold)
Pentax LX (SLR) (sold)
Canon A-1 (SLR) (sold)
Canon T90 (SLR) (sold)
Yashica T4 (P&S) (sold)
Canon EOS-1 (SLR) (sold)
Canon PowerShot S45 (P&S) (sold)
Canon 10D (DSLR) (sold)
Canon 20D (DSLR) (sold)
Canon 5D (DSLR) (sold)
Canon IXUS 70 (P&S) (sold)
Canon IXUS 860 IS (P&S)
Canon EOS 1000D (DSLR backup) (sold)
Canon 1DsMkII (DSLR) (sold)
Canon S110 (P&S)
Canon 60D (DSLR)
Canon 6D (DSLR)
Canon 1DsMkIII (DSLR)

Monitor:Eizo CX270 and Color Navigator, HP LP2475W.

Calibrators: Spyder 4 Elite. (sold i1 Display2 as it did not do well with a wide gamut monitor, also have used Spyder 3 Elite which was ok).

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Earthlight: Is it possible to bake in both cameras' information into a single RAW file?

So, no-one knows whether it is only the RGB camera that puts out RAW?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 19:57 UTC

Is it possible to bake in both cameras' information into a single RAW file?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 05:31 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Earthlight: Can somebody tell me what is the native bit depth of these RAW-files? Are there differences between manufacturers, say Huawei and Google?

And yes I know total image quality is a sum of many things, I am just interested in this one particular metric right now. :)

I had a look at some p9 files (16 bit .psd from LR to PS CC). They held up surprisingly well when pressed for some tonal gradations. There appears to be more bits than 8 but I still think 16 bit is overkill for these. I wonder why they did not choose 12 or 14 instead. Anyhow, I was positively surprised.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
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Earthlight: Can somebody tell me what is the native bit depth of these RAW-files? Are there differences between manufacturers, say Huawei and Google?

And yes I know total image quality is a sum of many things, I am just interested in this one particular metric right now. :)

I would love DPR have a look into this. Maybe Rishi et al. could investigate and give us the logic behind the decision to go 16 bit here.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 09:32 UTC
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Earthlight: Can somebody tell me what is the native bit depth of these RAW-files? Are there differences between manufacturers, say Huawei and Google?

And yes I know total image quality is a sum of many things, I am just interested in this one particular metric right now. :)

Can it really be the native bit-depth? It's like medium format territory.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
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Earthlight: Can somebody tell me what is the native bit depth of these RAW-files? Are there differences between manufacturers, say Huawei and Google?

And yes I know total image quality is a sum of many things, I am just interested in this one particular metric right now. :)

Really, 16-bit native, that's a big surprise! I was hoping for 12-bit. :D Thanks!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 09:23 UTC

Can somebody tell me what is the native bit depth of these RAW-files? Are there differences between manufacturers, say Huawei and Google?

And yes I know total image quality is a sum of many things, I am just interested in this one particular metric right now. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 08:09 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2077 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Not excited with mk4 at all for what it's offers today with 3400EUR body price. In 1 year it will be already a dinosaur I suppose.

Where can you find it for 3400 eur?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 08:12 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2077 comments in total)

Well, I was really hoping for backlit buttons. New sensor tech is definitely a step in the right direction.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 200th comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

Well, it was immensely pleasurable to see the kayak making process. What a great video! (I'm sure the camera is good too).

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 10:35 UTC as 12th comment
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Earthlight: I am now very happy with my decision not to get a 5DsR last year. Give me a 5D4 with this sensor tech, say 28 mp and that is it. It would give very, very high quality 50x75 cm prints from a single frame. Stitch to get gigantic enlargements and panoramas.

I sold my 1DsMkIII in anticipation 6 months ago and have been shooting with a pair of 6D bodies since.

We are talking about a (moderate pixel count) Canon full frame with this sensor tech.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 15:01 UTC

I am now very happy with my decision not to get a 5DsR last year. Give me a 5D4 with this sensor tech, say 28 mp and that is it. It would give very, very high quality 50x75 cm prints from a single frame. Stitch to get gigantic enlargements and panoramas.

I sold my 1DsMkIII in anticipation 6 months ago and have been shooting with a pair of 6D bodies since.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 09:29 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
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lensberg: Just for one generation at least I wish Canon would incorporate that new 24 MP Sony APS-C sensor in the A6300 ... failing which that 28 MP Samsung sensor would do nicely too... Blow away the competition in low light, DR & colour fidelity and call it a day...

They can go back to using their in-house sensors thereafter...

Do we know it is a Canon sensor? They said they would be going with new sensor architecture, I wonder if this "newly developed" sensor already has it.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (679 comments in total)

Do we know the sensor manufacturer?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 07:50 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply

Superb content from Lens Rentals!

As to Canon, world class glass. Check. Now give us the next gen sensor tech.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 17th comment
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Earthlight: I have three Canon bodies at the moment and 13 lenses. I will not upgrade my bodies until Canon sorts its sensor game. Sony and Metabones is an option though and eventually I will be forced to go that way or just sell it all (and take a huge hit) and go Nikon unless something happens in terms of Canon sensor performance. Say what you will, this is something I have paid attention to ever since the pattern noise city called the 20D.

During these years RAW processing software has advanced greatly and these days LR really makes a difference. But it does not close the gap entirely.

Of course not. But they could be/could have been better. More detail could have been extracted in some scientific applications. Technology develops all the time.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 16:28 UTC
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Earthlight: I have three Canon bodies at the moment and 13 lenses. I will not upgrade my bodies until Canon sorts its sensor game. Sony and Metabones is an option though and eventually I will be forced to go that way or just sell it all (and take a huge hit) and go Nikon unless something happens in terms of Canon sensor performance. Say what you will, this is something I have paid attention to ever since the pattern noise city called the 20D.

During these years RAW processing software has advanced greatly and these days LR really makes a difference. But it does not close the gap entirely.

That's the whole point: they were not. And seeing the development in other brands makes it all the more obvious. I have always chosen the best thing available to me (e.g. I skipped 5D3 and got the 6D instead to go with my 1Ds3). And now it seems there are really good options available from other brands. Makes one think. Pretty clear to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 10:59 UTC

I have three Canon bodies at the moment and 13 lenses. I will not upgrade my bodies until Canon sorts its sensor game. Sony and Metabones is an option though and eventually I will be forced to go that way or just sell it all (and take a huge hit) and go Nikon unless something happens in terms of Canon sensor performance. Say what you will, this is something I have paid attention to ever since the pattern noise city called the 20D.

During these years RAW processing software has advanced greatly and these days LR really makes a difference. But it does not close the gap entirely.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 19:55 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies

Yeeeeessss! Please take my money already! Go Sigma go!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 18:29 UTC as 69th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2165 comments in total)
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Earthlight: Once Sony puts out a camera with a sensor like this, a decent battery and puts a complete stop to this 14 bit, no 12 bit, oops, maybe 14 bit, no no, still 12 bit, maybe in this mode with these settings 14 bit... nonsense, it will be in a position to really hit the market by the storm.

In the meantime, they should also buy Metabones and offer these adapters at a price that makes sense... And also adapters that just work and with which you don't have to go Sherlock Holmes to deduce which adapter has the best antireflective coating inside.

I was >< this close to getting a Sony and then there was this new Canon exec interview where he stated Canon will go with on-chip ADCs in the future... So, I am waiting. But only ONE more round.

This is true. If only I was not so heavily invested in glass. I'd be shooting a D810 & D750 combo right now. I did ask Nikon reps (with the official importer of my country) for a quote for a full switch. They never replied despite promising to do so. I have three bodies and 13 lenses. It's a chore. Plus, yes, I love some of the glass.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 18:57 UTC
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