StevenE

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Your article says the T7i does not have a mic input, then it says it does, then it says it doesn't again.
Every other website claims that the T7i DOES have a mic input.
Probably a good idea to clarify this here.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:09 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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Wayndom: Who are these clowns who claim they "had" a 77D? The dang thing was only announced a day ago. If ever there was an example of why you shouldn't trust online "surveys," this is it.

I think people add it to their gear list as something they want, and it shows up here

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)
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StevenE: Great lens if you shoot mainly environmental portraits, in bright areas with flash. The light loss is enormous compared to an 85 f/1.4 .... four full stops

I could definitely see myself using this lens to shoot intimate dialog scenes in video on the A7s ii. Close ups showing actor facial responses would also be awesome without any distracting details in the background.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)
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entoman: Two stops of light is a LOT to lose, meaning having to shoot ISO 1600 when 400 would normally get the job done. That might limit the usage of this lens somewhat, but that creamy bokeh is wonderful. A lens I would love to own.

It's FOUR stops of light loss compared to an 85 f/1.4 (common portrait lens).

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)
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StevenE: Great lens if you shoot mainly environmental portraits, in bright areas with flash. The light loss is enormous compared to an 85 f/1.4 .... four full stops

To put the light loss in perspective:
In low light it is very common to use ISO 1600 with an f/1.4 lens. With this lens you'd have to use ISO 25,600. Even the Sony A7s ii falls apart at these ISO levels.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 19:44 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)

Great lens if you shoot mainly environmental portraits, in bright areas with flash. The light loss is enormous compared to an 85 f/1.4 .... four full stops

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 18:47 UTC as 71st comment | 7 replies
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)

Very interesting, although T/5.6 is a heavy penalty to pay for the gorgeous bokeh.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 15:47 UTC as 94th comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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krectus: Releasing a DSLR in 2017 that can't shoot in 4k is really embarrassing. Cell phones have been able to do this for 2 or 3 years now. This is getting sad. Why not record in 4k? It could be a selling point. If their holding out on 4k to put in the 90d or next 7d to get people to upgrade to those it's just a bad strategy I think.

I was kinda shocked last year when I bought my t6s that it couldn't do this, but now I'm just baffled.

It's amazing how slow some people are to see the usefulness of new technology. Once again, for the slow learners:
4K Allows cropping during editing, and still getting a 1080p result.
4K Allows downsampling for lower noise, with excellent 1080 result.
4K downsampling gives a sharper 1080p
4K Allows plenty of room for digital image stabilization, both in camera and in editing
... and there's more, as if that isn't a strong enough argument for 4K.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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StevenE: Video 30p ALL-I but no 24p.
Canon's arbitrary withholding of features is infuriating. There's irritating omissions at every product level.
They must have a cabal of little weasels locked in a closet with no food or sunshine until they figure out the algorithm for maximum frustration in the user base.

Ebrahim Saadawi ... the ALL-I is only available in 30p, not in 24p (which is the mode at which most people might actually want to use the higher bitrate). The 80D offers ALL-I at both 30p and 24p.
It would have made more sense to offer 24p ALL-I instead of 30p, if they intended to arbitrarily withhold a video feature.
Personally, I'll still consider this camera because of the DPAF, but it's a close call since matching up the footage with other 24p cams will mean you have to use only 30mbps IPB codec. Just another thorn in the side for no reason.
30p = youtube, therefore lower bit rate is fine
24p = possible cinematic uses with other cams, therefor ALL-I preferred
Canon got it backwards (deliberately?)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)

Video 30p ALL-I but no 24p.
Canon's arbitrary withholding of features is infuriating. There's irritating omissions at every product level.
They must have a cabal of little weasels locked in a closet with no food or sunshine until they figure out the algorithm for maximum frustration in the user base.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 03:58 UTC as 40th comment | 7 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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Howard: What does the 80D have over this one besides FPS?

ObelixCMM .... it's the same video specs

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 03:47 UTC
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StevenE: The lenses are getting bigger and heavier with each new version. Soon you'll have to hire an extra Sherpa to carry your gear.

Triplet ... I think it's great that some top notch gear is coming out, but I am willing to let go of a little IQ in order to gain some portability. Something along the lines of the Tamron 85 f/1.8 IS is good.
Personally I went for the Canon 35 f/2 IS over the various f/1.4 lenses because of it's size, and inclusion of IS, not to mention the cost saving.
If someone was paying me $5000 for a portrait session, I'd probably run out and immediately buy this Sigma.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 02:20 UTC
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StevenE: The lenses are getting bigger and heavier with each new version. Soon you'll have to hire an extra Sherpa to carry your gear.

Wow Carl ... does your car follow you down trails, into buildings, and up stairs?
Yu so smart.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 02:06 UTC

The lenses are getting bigger and heavier with each new version. Soon you'll have to hire an extra Sherpa to carry your gear.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 88th comment | 5 replies

Nice purse, you go girl!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:22 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

Surely there are better ways to advertise your wealth

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 01:47 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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bryanbrun: I'm curious if people actually use 4K video when recording casual/every day videos. Videos of your everyday life that you might only share with family. I just don't see the point of 4K video. I've heard all the down sampling arguments (for better 1080p quality) and zooming arguments, and they just don't make sense to me.

I shoot a lot of 1080p videos with my OMD EM5. When I go on vacation I might come back with at most 10 gigabytes of video. I can't imagine going on vacation as Max did and returning with 1.5 terabytes.

What exactly is the point of 4K video if it takes up so much damn space and requires so much computing power to edit?

I would probably need to take another vacation after editing and finding a place to store all of that video.

Oh, and great video by the way!

Why do you need a camera that shoots more than 5 Mpixels?
If you shoot video in 1080p, you have no ability to crop or reframe.
4K also produces cleaner 1080p videos on downsizing.
4K allows you to get a two shot and a tight head shot at the same time in one camera.

There are a lot of advantages to 4K. I'd take 8K if I could, and obviously Panasonic understands the importance of ultra high resolution video, they are providing 6K in the GH5

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 02:42 UTC

The M needs some fast native primes. f/1.4 or faster.
Mitakon Zhongyi has a 35mm f0.95 ... I'd take a Canon EF-M 35mm f/1.2 (or f/1.4) with IS and AF for $1000

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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StevenE: I feel ripped off just for having read about it (I can't get that time back). I can't imagine what kind of sucker will waste good money on this.

sure buddy ... creativity is all about the camera for you isn't it. Maybe because overpriced crap filming will mask the fact that you have no story to tell. Thanks for proving my point.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

I feel ripped off just for having read about it (I can't get that time back). I can't imagine what kind of sucker will waste good money on this.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 03:34 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
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