HowaboutRAW

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Yxa: The pricing of the Mk IV doesn't bode well for the D900

@Nobby:

And the price has gone down since version I, which launched in the USA at 3300USD 11 years ago.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 23:48 UTC
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Tal Shachar: 30MP for video shooting at 4K? so it uses 8MP out of 30MP which is 27% of sensor area.
Canon should embed Sony technology like a7 series and a6300 which uses the whole sensor surface for video. Or Canon should make the same camera but with 8 mega pixel version so it uses the whole sensor area for video. Just like Sony has the A7s with only 12MP which is very good for video.

Adam,

Whenever the Nikon D900 launches, it is unlikely to have dual AF.

If it were to use the 42MP Sony BSI sensor, I guess it could use on chip phase detect AF.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
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CheersUK: $3500 for a prosumer camera! Thats a huge chunck of change for an enthusiast and about $700 more than I would expect it to be.

In 2005, the first 5D listed for 3300USD.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
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Yxa: The pricing of the Mk IV doesn't bode well for the D900

In what sense?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: "Improved stability in picture shooting mode (by optimizing temperature control)"--didn't know firmware could make the body bigger for a bigger heat sink, sarc.

techj:

Right, I wasn't excluding the possibility that firmware can fix heat issues, Samsung got better higher ISO performance in raw out of the NX100 with a firmware update, when I saw that result, I thought it had to be some heat reduction trick. Panasonic did the same with the LX5. (Both cameras I owned.)

However Sony has a reputation of making the A7 bodies smaller than the need to be, and they have noise control issues that seem to be related to heat blooms in the middle of the sensor. (The same sensors in Fujis, Nikons, Pentaxes don't have this issue at the same ISOs). A bigger heat sink is likely the best fix for that, that means a bigger body.

And there's the video overheating reputation of the A7RII when shooting 4K.

Heat shouldn't be causing the computers running the cameras to fault.

I tried the new 50mm f/1.4 on the A7RII, and the lens is huge; Sony needs to remember that not everyone is going to use these bodies with tiny lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 21:32 UTC

"Improved stability in picture shooting mode (by optimizing temperature control)"--didn't know firmware could make the body bigger for a bigger heat sink, sarc.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 19:20 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
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youngjohn: Leica aren't putting it up for auction. The original cameras from the tree have been transferred to their new museum and the tree structure was sold to a UK dealer who has replaced the cameras and is now auctioning the whole thing.

youngjohn,

That makes much more sense.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
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Omexis: Why would Leica put this up for auction?? It's not like they need the extra money...or do they?

Depends on which Leica company owns this item.

The camera and binocular company is privately held--by some hedge fund like group. (Apparently, yes they make some money on cameras and lenses now.)

The microscope and range finder company (which seems to be the real owner of the name) is a separate company.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 21:14 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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Ayoh: How do they justify a $600 price premium over a Sony a6300 when they essentially have the same specs?

Kharil,

And the A6300 is a different camera than the A6000, though the bodies are very close in size and layout.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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PanoMax: Would be nice if they used a Foveon sensor

nicolaie:

Yes, the Quattros compete, at low ISOs, with 50MP medium format cameras for image quality, not things like the AF on the Pentax 645 Z.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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PanoMax: Would be nice if they used a Foveon sensor

F.E.

And I'm basing those words on images that I've shot and that others have shot, you know reality. In some cases these are images (raws) you can download and extract yourself.

Why on earth would you try the "words are just words" line, do you not know how silly that sounds? I did use the word "images".

Now, absolutely, the best Sigma lenses don't compete with Leica S and Schneider lenses for the medium format PhaseOne bodies. But the Quattro sensor does compete with that 50MP Sony sensor used by Pentax, PhaseOne and Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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PanoMax: Would be nice if they used a Foveon sensor

F.E.

Images say otherwise. Now if a particular DoF shallowness is of real importance, then medium format is the way.

But the Quattros already best the Nikon D810 for low ISO imagines of slow to non-moving images.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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Kostasm: Indeed a robust camera but if you 're looking for the perfect frame I think more mp are needed as the crop tool is the most useful tool ever.

Kostasm:

Higher ISOs are very important for sports events, especially indoors or night games.

Also cropping to zoom really only works well in the centre of the image.

Given the choice for sporting, events almost everyone would pick better AF, faster frame rates and better higher ISOs over more MPs.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 19:08 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Graham:

Because 3rd party raw converters are almost always better than extraction software that comes from the camera manufacturer.

Graham:

I certainly can't speak to your specific needs from your Canon files.

It also matters a great deal which version of ACR you used in your testing; going from 7 to 9 there were huge improvements. And the same is true of improvements over the years in CaptureOne and DXO. (Not so much in CaptureNX-D or Silkypix, or Aftershot. And I'm not familiar with Iridient.)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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PanoMax: Would be nice if they used a Foveon sensor

mgrum:

All your comment says is that you've not looked at low ISO raws shot with the Quattro.

Right, starting with a good raw, medium format--say the Pentax 645 Z, also looks very good at low ISOs. And that Pentax can be used at much higher ISOs than the Quattros. The Pentax is also 8 times the price of the Sigma. Then to get better lenses like Schneider or Leica, you'll add to the body+lens cost.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)

Graham:

Because 3rd party raw converters are almost always better than extraction software that comes from the camera manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:51 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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Graham: Great review, but I am puzzled that RAW performance is tested using ACR, not DPP. The package consists of the camera body, a battery, RAW conversion software and accessories. The camera is tested with the supplied battery, not a third party substitute, so why are RAW files evaluated using third party RAW converters?

I attended a presentation of the new camera by Andy Rouse, who explained that his lovely high ISO images of kingfishers had been processed in DPP, that he could not achieve similar results with ACR or Lightroom, and that DPP seemed to be performing some kind of magic not available to Adobe.

Maybe that has changed since the beta version of the camera and ACR has caught up, but would it not be a more valid comparison to test ISO performance with the software supplied by the camera manufacturers instead of, or as well as, a RAW converter made by a third party? After all, everyone buying the camera will have the maker's software, but not everyone will have ACR.

Graham:

Because 3rd party raw converters are almost always better than extraction software that comes from the camera manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:47 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: This looks like a big DSLR dinosaur! I'll take my Fuji X camera which has all the modern technology plus the awesome X-Trans sensor any day!

Pancho:

How about the AF on the Fuji XPro1?

X-Trans is a RGB filter array designed by Fuji, the Fuji sensors are by Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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mario GTI: Am I the only one liking some of the JPEGS better vs. their RAW processed conversions? They just look more natural and less digital IMO.
Awesome camera BTW!

"Most photographers using this camera will use jpegs."

Um, there are so many conditionals there.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)
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Androole: Interesting that at the very highest end, Canon seems like the better all-around camera than the Nikon D5, which seems to be a much more specialized device. That's not something that seems to hold true for the lower price brackets, where I would tend to pick the Nikon option for (what I think) is a more useful balance of resolution, ISO, DR, and AF performance.

Unless you care about very high ISOs.

And from my perspective the Nikon controls, buttons, wheels and sticks, make more sense.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 21:49 UTC
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