rrccad

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arhmatic: I know that your entry level mirrorless is just as light, but again, it's an entry level.

Most importantly, consider the volume. Most DSLR are just as bubbly as a soap bar. You might call it "design" but really, it's not. Less is more when it comes to industrial design. Random curves everywhere... why? Even microwave ovens are bubbly and round. "Aerodynamics?" NO, just NO. Simple and square and we can talk... So this is why Olympus, Fujifilm are winners when it comes to the sheer volume of the object, even if weight is similar to a D3500.

there's EVERY need to be sarcastic with such a meandering confusing and illogical post.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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Angrymagpie: I guess it makes good sense if the lighting condition tends to be good enough for base ISO shots. It doesn't work for me because light isn't so great in the denser part of the forest

in a forest? IBIS can stop leaves and branches / grass from moving? I must get that then.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
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santamonica812: We get a lot of stories from expert photographers, so it's nice to also see real-life stories from beginner photographers. While it's hard for me to imagine using Program mode for my own shots; your writing makes it clear that it is a great fallback option for those who struggle with correct exposure and/or who have difficulty understanding the zone system.

A great lesson in: finding a method that works for you, and sticking with it.

It sounds like a great trip, aside from the photography aspect. Getting memorable images is a wonderful bonus. Nicely done, and thanks for sharing this story.

I think he choses P mode simply because he's tired and doesn't want to think about it that much.

mind you, i'd still use Av mode with Auto-ISO and EC.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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DFPanno: A7R II with the Loxia lenses is not much bigger and provides some of the finest files avaible from a small format camera.

@dfpano .. it's called common sense, when you look at his shots, how he describes his lack of grip,etc that small fiddly primes would suck in the scenario he's describing.

panther .. an apt comparison, and yeah, alot more expensive.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
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Angrymagpie: I guess it makes good sense if the lighting condition tends to be good enough for base ISO shots. It doesn't work for me because light isn't so great in the denser part of the forest

unless you're shooting in bat caves, I'm sure a m43's is just fine.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:32 UTC

good article. thank you.

after dropping your camera, and having issues with the belt clip, I'm surprised you didn't have a safety cord attached to your camera and pack, just do it doesn't go bouncing down a hill or something :)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 100th comment
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arhmatic: I know that your entry level mirrorless is just as light, but again, it's an entry level.

Most importantly, consider the volume. Most DSLR are just as bubbly as a soap bar. You might call it "design" but really, it's not. Less is more when it comes to industrial design. Random curves everywhere... why? Even microwave ovens are bubbly and round. "Aerodynamics?" NO, just NO. Simple and square and we can talk... So this is why Olympus, Fujifilm are winners when it comes to the sheer volume of the object, even if weight is similar to a D3500.

keep on inhaling the good stuff.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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justmeMN: The important thing is that the Olympus PEN-F looks pretty. :-)

actually i think it looks ugly as sin.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
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DFPanno: A7R II with the Loxia lenses is not much bigger and provides some of the finest files avaible from a small format camera.

you should come to terms with the thrust of the article and realize he choose the 12-40mm zoom for a reason and didn't want to go with lighter primes that are available to him because swapping them out during the hike is a non starter.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1070 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Luckily, we are moving towards a world where photographers will be able to focus on the most important thing: capturing the moment. Just point, frame and shoot. Everything "technical", we will be able to do in post:
- set exposure in post
- set focus point in post
- set aperture in post
- shift perspective in post

Computational photography and sensor tech will allow us to do all that. Just look at the L16 by Light. Or the dual cameras on many cell phones. The future of photography is computational photography (whether some of you purists like it or not).

Sadly, Canon is lagging behind in this respect.

Even more sadly, they didn't put the best tech they have into the 6D II.

DR is a big deal. It is a big deal because the human eye can see 20 stops of DR. Even Sony sensor at 14 stops of DR are really terrible compared to how we see. And the 6D II is several years behind that competition....

Not including 4K just adds insult to injury.

except that's not really true. using a high DR camera, and not bracketting imposes certain limits on the post processing. bracketting allows you to shift exposures without necessarily shifting ISO. using one shot does not do that.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 13:52 UTC
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pleatreet: So...Nikon for action photography and Canon for videos?

You might also think of the Pentax K-70 if you need a weather resistant camera, which is being marketed to outdoorsy types. It's heavier, the AF on most affordable Pentax lenses is old tech, and the battery life is not what I would hope.

But...it has a nice pentaprism instead of mirror prism viewfinder, a swiveling screen, and in body image stabilization and good through the lens light metering for legacy lenses. It also has a pixel shift app for even higher resolution still life photographs.

If you have some good Minolta Maxxum lenses you want to use, there is the Sony α58. At 8 fps, it might be even better than Nikon for action photography.

except the A68 was $600 for the plastic fantastic body only at launch.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
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Bob Janes: Would have been interesting to see the entry level pentax included in this comparison...

does pentax still make cameras?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
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eddie_cam: Are front focus and back focus issues still a thing with DSLRs? AFAIK mirrorless cams don't have that.

nope. still need microadjust, or you do the halfassed sony solution which is to AF your lenses stopped down.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
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rrccad: Also .. as far as page 3. Sony sensor crop factors have been slowly inching their way to 1.55 anyways.

I think right now they are at 1.54 crop.

so to suggest a difference in crop without really looking at the actual sensor size, is a little disingenuous.

(canon is 1.61 and nikon is 1.54 in this case). essentially a 9% difference in actual area.

23.5mm x 15.6mm (D3400, A6500,etc) is 1.53519 crop, aka 1.54 crop.

people round it down to 1.5 but if you are getting as anal retentive as this comments section, you shouldn't round down necessarily.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
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Jefftan: for landscape shooting, in my experience
27mm vs 29mm make a huge difference
every mm count

for most who will only use kit lens, a serious concern if camera is for landscape

new sony sensors are around 1.55 or actually 1.54 crop.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1070 comments in total)
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Joed700: Although I'm very disappointed at the 6D II for the DR performance, I went to my local camera store and tried it out this afternoon. The 6d II feels good in your hand, especially the focus tracking and the way how the shutter sounds is way better than the 6D. This is the part where I'm scratching my head...had Canon given us the DR like the 5D IV, this camera would be selling like a hot cake; I would have pulled the trigger right on the spot! Oh well...

or perhaps the camera would then have to be priced well above the 2000 it is.

it's really hard to say why canon decided to compromise on the sensor, however, you can be sure there's a reason more than "line protection".

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1070 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Luckily, we are moving towards a world where photographers will be able to focus on the most important thing: capturing the moment. Just point, frame and shoot. Everything "technical", we will be able to do in post:
- set exposure in post
- set focus point in post
- set aperture in post
- shift perspective in post

Computational photography and sensor tech will allow us to do all that. Just look at the L16 by Light. Or the dual cameras on many cell phones. The future of photography is computational photography (whether some of you purists like it or not).

Sadly, Canon is lagging behind in this respect.

Even more sadly, they didn't put the best tech they have into the 6D II.

DR is a big deal. It is a big deal because the human eye can see 20 stops of DR. Even Sony sensor at 14 stops of DR are really terrible compared to how we see. And the 6D II is several years behind that competition....

Not including 4K just adds insult to injury.

the same sensor tech in thier APS-C's.. well, according to DxO there's a difference in two of the sensors between the M5 and the 80D. the difference is actually pretty close to what we're seeing with the 6D.

so how do you know they aren't?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
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LFPCPH: Quote "Most significantly, the Canon's sensor is slightly smaller. This means that it introduces a slightly more aggressive crop factor of 1.6X, compared to 1.5X from the D3400."
I disagree - instead it means that the Nikon has an advantage in low light photography.

except it's not 27 to 29mm. it's 28 to 29mm.

and the EV difference is less than 1/4 EV. so about the difference of an 1.7 lens versus a 1.8 lens.

you're not going to notice it considering the latitude inside of the cameras is greater to make up the difference in exposure.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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Jefftan: for landscape shooting, in my experience
27mm vs 29mm make a huge difference
every mm count

for most who will only use kit lens, a serious concern if camera is for landscape

except it's 28mm versus 29mm in reality. which is pretty minor.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
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eddie_cam: Are front focus and back focus issues still a thing with DSLRs? AFAIK mirrorless cams don't have that.

they have focus shift. they aren't infallible.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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