Bodhi Dharma Zen

Lives in United Kingdom Sheffield, United Kingdom
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.manueldelaflor.com
Joined on Mar 24, 2006

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BEKippe: Dynamic range is the camera equivalent to top speed in a sports car. Lots of people talk about it, and make decisions based upon it. But it is certainly not the only important factor in buying something. IF one car handles much better than another, but only hits 150 instead of 180, is it a worse car? No, at least not for everyone.

Some people love the track, and pushing a car to its limits. The same can be said for a camera. For those people, the bleeding edge is for them. The top specs and best of the best are all they can tolerate. They love the head to head reviews, and the lab tests, and static comparison charts. But that is not a representation of everyone who buys a camera, or a car. For some people, not the best is actually good enough.

Im afraid your metaphor is completely wrong. DR would be the brakes of the car, and stoping 4 meters before, is the difference between smiling and crashing.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 17:35 UTC

Ok guys, I was waiting for this camera to upgrade from my 80D, I want a full frame, but have absolutely HATED the stupidly low DR from canon cameras for almost ten years now. When I got the 80D I was excited to FINALLY see an improvement on DR over all other canon cameras, I really had good hopes in to them FINALLY getting a nice FF with as much DR as the Sony sensors. Obviously, they care more about not spending money than in to thinking in the consumer. So, fffuck canon.

Which camera do you recommend me if I have canon lenses? Im gravitating towards a Sony, unsure in to which one. Im thinking in spending £2,000.00 or less if possible. THANKS!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 15:15 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

This is it for me. Canon, bye bye. Once more you RUINED a good possibility of a camera by using OBSOLETE technology. Not again, at least not for me, so many good offers from your competitors. Canon has lost the game.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 13:31 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (467 comments in total)

Ok thats it, I'm done with canon. They have the pockets to have the best RD in the market, they should be pushing ahead instead of playing the game of catching with what the others are doing. I will not buy anything else from them. For me the.. detonator is the LAME dynamic range of their sensors. Seriously even a cellphone have BETTER dynamic range than the canons.

Who lives in England? I have a T3i in PERFECT conditions, with a 50mm 1.8. a 70-200 F4 L, a 18-55 STM and a 8mm glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 08:20 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2464 comments in total)

To put it in other words. MARKETING people are (professional) liars. They would push a lens as being "2.8" when, in reality, their light sensitivity is a lot less (depending of course of the relative size between sensor and lenses)... There should be LAWS to guarantee that marketing people should be limited to stating FACTS in RELATION to an approved standard.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 11:00 UTC as 295th comment | 21 replies

Frankly, Nokia have something BIG in their hands... I want one of their phones just because of this:

http://www.gsmarena.com/pureview_blind_test-review-773.php

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 23:59 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
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rondhamalam: What ???????
Nokia ??????
What the heck...

iPhone and Samsung Galaxy are far better, and already implementing photography features.

Nokia belongs to old people. Struggles hard but it's decision to select Windows phone is a total disaster. Lack of apps and boring interface.

If Nokia concentrates on Android it will help.

http://www.gsmarena.com/pureview_blind_test-review-773.php

reality check

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 23:58 UTC
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: did it lost the T3i remote flash trigger?

I read it in more detail, it retains the wireless capability, which is a nice thing about the previous camera..

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 19:15 UTC
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: did it lost the T3i remote flash trigger?

but I couldnt find if it will work in ETTL like the T3i does, all it mentions is wireless solutions using their remote transmiter... so I have doubts about it.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 18:59 UTC

did it lost the T3i remote flash trigger?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 14:50 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published (287 comments in total)

beyond fanboyism (for any side) there is something tangible, objective, its called reality, and we humans when we want to go beyond theories and beliefs (or fanboyism) need to see at the objective data, which speaks on its own... here is another proof about Canon's problems with DR: http://home.comcast.net/~NikonD70/Charts/PDR.htm#EOS%205D%20Mark%20II,D800,EOS%205D%20Mark%20III,D4

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 13:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers (154 comments in total)

is it fully functional? can you save your work without watermarks? will only expire when the final product launches?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 14:44 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Just posted: Nikon D800 test samples (423 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: I have been reading the comments here for years but it looks like all the smart people have left the building or have stopped offering valuable opinions for frree to idiot trolls. No point wasting any more time here. I just hope DPreviews keeps up the quality of their reviews otherwise this site is really headed down the tiolette.

couldn't agree more... back in the day you could learn a lot in the forums, I used to find tips, good reviews, and sane discussions with the occasional troll.. now, its the other way around, fanboys arguing ad nauseam

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 18:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples (319 comments in total)
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Frank Palm: Truly disappointed on this upgrade, in my perspective 5D Mark III is old even before it´s on market. AF should have been on mark II, resolution is the same as mark II and the viewfinder just sucks. Way to go Nikon, Sony and Panasonic.

full of Canon fanboys, this thread is

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 18:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples (319 comments in total)
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: First tests, not useful for focusing problems and using JPEG, but still, a good effort from DPREVIEW. That said, what we are seeing with the release of the 5D3, is that Canon is way behind in sensor technology nowadays. They couldn't release a 650D for the same problem, and we can speculate that the results we see in this test are due to processing and not the quality of the sensor.

Canon... wake up... you cant ask such prices without underlying value, and obsolete sensors is not the way to keep customers.

for those who don't have a clue on what DR is and how badly it affect us (Canon user's) take a look at this:

http://testcams.com/blog/2011/05/03/nikon-dx-vs-canon-aps-c-dynamic-range/

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples (319 comments in total)
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: First tests, not useful for focusing problems and using JPEG, but still, a good effort from DPREVIEW. That said, what we are seeing with the release of the 5D3, is that Canon is way behind in sensor technology nowadays. They couldn't release a 650D for the same problem, and we can speculate that the results we see in this test are due to processing and not the quality of the sensor.

Canon... wake up... you cant ask such prices without underlying value, and obsolete sensors is not the way to keep customers.

for those who don't have a clue on what DR is and how badly it affect us (Canon user's) take a look at this:

http://testcams.com/blog/2011/05/03/nikon-dx-vs-canon-aps-c-dynamic-range/

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples (319 comments in total)
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: First tests, not useful for focusing problems and using JPEG, but still, a good effort from DPREVIEW. That said, what we are seeing with the release of the 5D3, is that Canon is way behind in sensor technology nowadays. They couldn't release a 650D for the same problem, and we can speculate that the results we see in this test are due to processing and not the quality of the sensor.

Canon... wake up... you cant ask such prices without underlying value, and obsolete sensors is not the way to keep customers.

Jexmark, extrapolating from known data is how one can make hypothesis with know facts (the pictures that are getting to the surface, that they didn't increment resolution, and so on). Now regarding the "professional photographers" you mention, you are right... the fact that someone earns his living from taking pictures of weddings says NOTHING about their understanding about the complexity on the field, , still, when using Canon, all of them are suffering from about 2 stop LESS Dynamic Range than other photographers using other gear...

In the end, all my ramblings are because I'm loosing those 2 stops, and I don't like having a mediocre product in my hands when I work hard to buy the best I can, I expect a company (any company) to GIVE ME ABSOLUTELY THE BEST THAT IT IS TECHNOLOGICALLY ACHIEVABLE, I demand that and no less. But big companies are concerned about costs, about making their investors happy, not about the general public...

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 15:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples (319 comments in total)
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: First tests, not useful for focusing problems and using JPEG, but still, a good effort from DPREVIEW. That said, what we are seeing with the release of the 5D3, is that Canon is way behind in sensor technology nowadays. They couldn't release a 650D for the same problem, and we can speculate that the results we see in this test are due to processing and not the quality of the sensor.

Canon... wake up... you cant ask such prices without underlying value, and obsolete sensors is not the way to keep customers.

I wonder where the ad hominem "critics" are now... so fast to attempt to castrate. First, look for the facts, analyze them, escape your bias, and then give an opinion.. but do not judge others, that's one of the MAIN problems with people in general.

Canon desperately need new sensors, I bet this is they main concern... what we public can see are the efforts of their millionaire marketing efforts, and marketeers are speciality is to sell, not to inform, they will make all sort of abracadabra's just to push something to the market, even when the heads of the company know their product is, at best, competitive, but certainly not better than the competition.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 15:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples (319 comments in total)
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: First tests, not useful for focusing problems and using JPEG, but still, a good effort from DPREVIEW. That said, what we are seeing with the release of the 5D3, is that Canon is way behind in sensor technology nowadays. They couldn't release a 650D for the same problem, and we can speculate that the results we see in this test are due to processing and not the quality of the sensor.

Canon... wake up... you cant ask such prices without underlying value, and obsolete sensors is not the way to keep customers.

Exactly Josh152 and nathanleebush, that's exactly the problem with the new Canon... I imagine they are working like crazy in new sensors, that's probably the reason they didn't presented the successor for the T3i, they didn't have anything new to show, they couldn't stick the same sensor as the 5D3 and so they are (IMO) in trouble. Sure, the 5D3 is a great camera, yes, there are other factors to consider than the quality of sensor alone, no, I wont sell all my gear and buy Nikon or Sony cameras... but... we users should notice they reached the limit of their current technology, and instead of applaud them for asking $3,500 for an obsolete sensor, keep them focused in that customers demand no less than the best.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 22:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples (319 comments in total)
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: First tests, not useful for focusing problems and using JPEG, but still, a good effort from DPREVIEW. That said, what we are seeing with the release of the 5D3, is that Canon is way behind in sensor technology nowadays. They couldn't release a 650D for the same problem, and we can speculate that the results we see in this test are due to processing and not the quality of the sensor.

Canon... wake up... you cant ask such prices without underlying value, and obsolete sensors is not the way to keep customers.

Alejandro, if you agree, why would you need technical arguments? Still, the answers are there, look at DxO graphs, do a comparison regarding Dynamic Range and high ISO performance, compare Canon (specially mid and lower ranges) and you have the appropriate facts to state that current Canon sensors are mediocre.

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings/(metrics)/

And here, a concrete example (and for me a fact) about the quality of ISO 25600, you tell me about if it is usable or there is any night and day difference with actual Canon sensor's performance:

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/files/education/technical/inside_canon_eos_5d_mark_iii/11_cinc_big.jpg

Henry, learn to argue first, ad-hominem is an old logical fallacy used by people unable to state coherent and logical arguments. Read about it in Wikipedia, I'm sure you will find it interesting.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 19:19 UTC
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