Dester Wallaboo

Dester Wallaboo

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Joined on Jan 7, 2011

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Rob: I have to say, it seems I've gotten used to seeing high-quality 4K videos at this point (or simply sharp HD resolution videos), and seeing the 5DMKIII's relatively blurry HD resolution is kind of disappointing. Also, it's such a heavy camera and today we have many 4K capable alternatives that are much lighter (much easier to use with a drone) and shoot far better video.

We use 5D3's as crash cams and sometimes for drone shots where we think there is a high risk that there might be a crash involved. Looking at the Miron's footage there could be a few factors a) definitely YouTube compression is at play... you can definitely see it in the mid-low and low tones where YouTube frequently falls apart b) not sure which lens they used, but it may be a factor c) probably should have done some slight sharpening on the final footage.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
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Rob: I have to say, it seems I've gotten used to seeing high-quality 4K videos at this point (or simply sharp HD resolution videos), and seeing the 5DMKIII's relatively blurry HD resolution is kind of disappointing. Also, it's such a heavy camera and today we have many 4K capable alternatives that are much lighter (much easier to use with a drone) and shoot far better video.

4K is overkill in most instances... I shoot 4K/6K/8K on a regular basis professionally for clients, including the NBA... and nearly always, with few exceptions, the final output is 1080p. We shoot higher res for various reasons: a) greater resolution for chromakey shoots, b) improved ability to remove shake, c) easier to remove wire rigging, d) the ability to punch in for edit continuity and changeup purposes, e) slightly sharper detail when downscaling from higher res footage to 1080p. There is almost zero 4K content delivery to customers worth talking about. And YouTube's compression is horrible.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
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Rob: I have to say, it seems I've gotten used to seeing high-quality 4K videos at this point (or simply sharp HD resolution videos), and seeing the 5DMKIII's relatively blurry HD resolution is kind of disappointing. Also, it's such a heavy camera and today we have many 4K capable alternatives that are much lighter (much easier to use with a drone) and shoot far better video.

LOL

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
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Rob: I have to say, it seems I've gotten used to seeing high-quality 4K videos at this point (or simply sharp HD resolution videos), and seeing the 5DMKIII's relatively blurry HD resolution is kind of disappointing. Also, it's such a heavy camera and today we have many 4K capable alternatives that are much lighter (much easier to use with a drone) and shoot far better video.

Do you serve cheese with that whine?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 17:08 UTC
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aramgrg: Getting Note 7! In a month. Refurb ;-)

Please notify us before you fly on an airplane..... so we can all avoid that flight.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
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Scales USA: Li-on batteries are dangerous, and difficult at best. Larger ones have more energy and are potentially nasty. I'm not happy with IOS 10 and my IPhone 6 plus, so was considering selling it. The hardware is fine, but I just do not like the new OS and having to learn to shut down or bypass some of the features that are a nuisance. Its too bad that Samsung has booted it, I am leert of the Google phone, I'll wait and see.

The changes in iTunes, iMessages, Maps, and Mail are superb.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
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Scales USA: Li-on batteries are dangerous, and difficult at best. Larger ones have more energy and are potentially nasty. I'm not happy with IOS 10 and my IPhone 6 plus, so was considering selling it. The hardware is fine, but I just do not like the new OS and having to learn to shut down or bypass some of the features that are a nuisance. Its too bad that Samsung has booted it, I am leert of the Google phone, I'll wait and see.

I think iOS 10 is by far the best OS released to date.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
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aiwentimotai: As the saying goes, " Love is blind. " For Apple lovers, the purplish tinge on your photos makes them more artistic. Shorter battery life is good as you have to charge your phone more often and thus, you get to excercise your hands and fingers more. The iPhone is made bendable so that it can conform to the contour of our butts, so it would be more comfortable sitting down with the phone in your back pockets. Having to pull out a recording through connecting your iPhone to a computer and then iTunes is more "straightforward" than Android phones that let's you plug a thumb drive into it and dragging and dropping it into the drive. Having Bluetooth and NFC that doesn't allow you to transfer files to other phones is good because it makes your iPhone more secure. Having a closed eco system and proprietary hardware gets you excluded from other commonly available and lower priced hardware, er i mean, it makes you more exclusive. Having no phone jack is good as it halfs the life of your lightning port since you use it both for charging and listening to music, and so it gives you the excuse to buy a new phone sooner. It also encourages you to spend less time listening to music as the compressed music through the wireless earphones doesn't sound too great after a while (and they also help you set a 5 hrs time limit listening through the earpods). All these also helps Apple in their share prices. You also save your ears from damage because of shorter periods on the headphones. No matter what flaws the iPhone has, Apple lovers will happily embrace them because to them, all these are meant for our good. So you see, love is blind.

At the end of the day I don't use Android for one reason only.... data mining by Google. No thanks. My data isn't for sale.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
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aiwentimotai: As the saying goes, " Love is blind. " For Apple lovers, the purplish tinge on your photos makes them more artistic. Shorter battery life is good as you have to charge your phone more often and thus, you get to excercise your hands and fingers more. The iPhone is made bendable so that it can conform to the contour of our butts, so it would be more comfortable sitting down with the phone in your back pockets. Having to pull out a recording through connecting your iPhone to a computer and then iTunes is more "straightforward" than Android phones that let's you plug a thumb drive into it and dragging and dropping it into the drive. Having Bluetooth and NFC that doesn't allow you to transfer files to other phones is good because it makes your iPhone more secure. Having a closed eco system and proprietary hardware gets you excluded from other commonly available and lower priced hardware, er i mean, it makes you more exclusive. Having no phone jack is good as it halfs the life of your lightning port since you use it both for charging and listening to music, and so it gives you the excuse to buy a new phone sooner. It also encourages you to spend less time listening to music as the compressed music through the wireless earphones doesn't sound too great after a while (and they also help you set a 5 hrs time limit listening through the earpods). All these also helps Apple in their share prices. You also save your ears from damage because of shorter periods on the headphones. No matter what flaws the iPhone has, Apple lovers will happily embrace them because to them, all these are meant for our good. So you see, love is blind.

Troj... all iPhones are professionally color-calibrated at the factory. Fact.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 23:32 UTC

I do love how many photographers on here don't even have a gallery. I'd say most do not from what I've seen.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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BigBen08: No thanks, my Canon is perfect.

Show me where the extra $1,000 for a Sony lens will make any difference on a paying job.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
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aiwentimotai: As the saying goes, " Love is blind. " For Apple lovers, the purplish tinge on your photos makes them more artistic. Shorter battery life is good as you have to charge your phone more often and thus, you get to excercise your hands and fingers more. The iPhone is made bendable so that it can conform to the contour of our butts, so it would be more comfortable sitting down with the phone in your back pockets. Having to pull out a recording through connecting your iPhone to a computer and then iTunes is more "straightforward" than Android phones that let's you plug a thumb drive into it and dragging and dropping it into the drive. Having Bluetooth and NFC that doesn't allow you to transfer files to other phones is good because it makes your iPhone more secure. Having a closed eco system and proprietary hardware gets you excluded from other commonly available and lower priced hardware, er i mean, it makes you more exclusive. Having no phone jack is good as it halfs the life of your lightning port since you use it both for charging and listening to music, and so it gives you the excuse to buy a new phone sooner. It also encourages you to spend less time listening to music as the compressed music through the wireless earphones doesn't sound too great after a while (and they also help you set a 5 hrs time limit listening through the earpods). All these also helps Apple in their share prices. You also save your ears from damage because of shorter periods on the headphones. No matter what flaws the iPhone has, Apple lovers will happily embrace them because to them, all these are meant for our good. So you see, love is blind.

Purchasing a phone that uses an operating system from a company that makes their living almost exclusively by mining personal data. What could possibly go wrong?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 17:35 UTC

Smart phone cameras are great for when you don't have a real camera with you..... that's about it.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2078 comments in total)
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mezastel: Canon's new camera is also going to be crippled with a 30-minute video recording limit, something the Sony A7x line of cameras no longer suffers from :)

There isn't anything on the planet that can't be screwed up by a lawmaker or an attorney.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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NoMirror99: A 30-35% reduction in size and weight would do wonders for this camera.

Built-in flash also reduces the water and dust resistance abilities of a camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
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mezastel: Canon's new camera is also going to be crippled with a 30-minute video recording limit, something the Sony A7x line of cameras no longer suffers from :)

So.... basically a hack that circumvents EU law allows for overcoming the 30-second limitation. Not what I'd call a "clear advantage"... as obviously MagicLantern will be likely be available for the 5D IV which will do more than simply remove the legal constraint placed on the camera by bad laws.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:30 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2078 comments in total)
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The Photo Fundamentalist: IMHO the problem here is not the camera. It is a fair improvement over the 5D III, but not a remarkable. As for the sensor being behind the Sony ones, I don't think it is that simple: DxO testing shows it trades some base ISO DR for better DR at higher ISOs compared to the Nikon competition. The A7R II is only a hair better here. So, for wedding photographers (surely the biggest pro market for this camera), it is to all intents and purposes 'up to modern standards'.

The problem is price. Forgetting gimmicks, tracking may be a bit behind Nikon's 3d tracking for ease of use, but it has this or that to level the field again. The problem is that Canon is charging a heck of a lot of money for a camera that provides little to no meaningful core stills performance improvement over the dramatically cheaper D750.

For EU/UK/AUS wedding photos wanting 2-3 new 5D IV bodies... you could buy an entire Nikon D750 kit with pro lenses. That's insane. Very good camera, ludicrous price.

$3,500 isn't a bank buster.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
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AgentO: This is a great camera, but the fact is that it also says a LOT about Canon these days. Their prosumer flagship can't keep up with comparable Nikon and Sony cameras that are over a year older.

At some point people will stop giving into the brand name. And as a consumer, its sad to see one of the industry leaders not step up to the plate and try to knock it out of the park. The competition leads to great innovation, and it benefits nobody when Canon can't keep innovating. Perhaps Canon will learn from this (we will see in 4 years with the 5DM5?).

Call me when Sony has even 1/2 the lens lineup that Canon has available.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
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NoMirror99: A 30-35% reduction in size and weight would do wonders for this camera.

Size and weight are fine on the 5D III.... this is 10% lighter... cannot imagine it's a problem. I actually like handling larger cameras. They are also smoother when shooting video than lightweight cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 19:50 UTC
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mezastel: Canon's new camera is also going to be crippled with a 30-minute video recording limit, something the Sony A7x line of cameras no longer suffers from :)

How is it crippled to 30 minutes?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
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