thx1138

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Senior Researcher - Canon Australia
Joined on Jul 17, 2004
About me:

Canon 1D X, 5D III, 17-40 f/4L, 45 f/2.8 TS-E, Sigma 50 f/1.4 Sigma 85 f/1.4, 135 f/2L, Canon 100 f/2.8L IS macro, 70-200 f/2.8L IS mk II, 300 f/2.8L IS, 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS, 500 f/4L IS mk II, 1.4x TC III, 2x TC III, 600 EX, Sigma 24 f/1.8 EX, Canon 24-7 f/2.8 mk II, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro EX HSM DG

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What we see is why the legal system is so expensive. Let's just waste time and money and kick it to a higher court with out even worrying about the merits, assuming you have deep enough pockets of course.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 22:19 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (120 comments in total)

What on earth is the 9000D?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 00:20 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (288 comments in total)
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Shunda77: Not enough is made of Fuji's outstanding high ISO performance on these x trans sensors. It is mentioned, but not really fully appreciated. You can shoot these things at very high ISO settings and get images that are damned near as clean as full frame cameras.

Fuji's ISO is almost a full stop exaggerated, it's well known and been demonstrated in a numerous tests.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (288 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: The Panasonic G85 is the most direct competitor for this X-T20 out of all mirrorless cameras, but was not in the comparison chart. Compared to the 2-year-old E-M5 II, which is included in the chart, the G85 is more competitive. It has, like the X-T20, a lower price at under $1000, 4K/30 and a built-in flash, all of which are not in the E-M5 II as shown in the comparison chart. It has also some other new features, like Dual-IS, and DFD, not in theE-M5 II, as well as a slightly higher battery capacity and burst rate.

Seriously just use the GX85 for the comparison tool they are virtually the same on the inside.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 06:23 UTC
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MichaelCourtney: It might be a bit of a red herring to say the Sony A7r II offers better low noise characteristics than the GFX. You're comparing the two at ISO 12,800.

For the vast majority of situations, I can't imagine shooting above ISO 1600, and based on your own visual comparison, the GFX appears to perform better through at least ISO 3200.

It's not even better than the 5DsR at ISO 1600!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
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Don Sata: Ok, the point is you can get very close results from top of the line 35mm equipment BUT to do it you need three different camera systems.

No just one will do

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 01:02 UTC

I've been saying for a while I simply do not see the point of the FUji 50S unless it's only competition was the 645Z, in which case it brings huge size and weight savings, is less clunky in use and has better AF. Compared to the top of the line FF cameras, it costs a lot more and brings almost nothing to the table. It seems Fuji wanted to say "look our APS-C is already as good as any FF, so let's do something different for the sake of being different"

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 01:01 UTC as 230th comment | 2 replies

Nice to see a positive Canon story at dpreview. Very interesting read. It's a shame you didn't get to ask them about the procedures involved for DO lenses. I've been told only one person is responsible for the polishing of the DO elements it is so specialised. Not sure if that has changed recently. Can they or do they at least hope to be able to automate DO lenses manufacture and.or polishing.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 22:10 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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Photoreader: Isn't non-aspherical == spherical
Or am I missing something?

I was going to say the same thing. Last I checked a normal lens has constant radius of curvature so is part of a spherical surface.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
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thx1138: Sigma pricing gradually becoming very expensive. No more bargains from Sigma. For that money I would have expected OS as well or $1200 max sans OS.

Tamron will release a 135 f/2 VC as sure as the sun rises and with weather sealing and be 30% lighter, 30% cheaper. The SIgma could have also justified the price better with it being an APO design. A 135 f/1.8 APO OS I would gladly pay $1500-1600 for.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 00:59 UTC

Sigma pricing gradually becoming very expensive. No more bargains from Sigma. For that money I would have expected OS as well or $1200 max sans OS.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 02:31 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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geekyrocketguy: No 14 1.8 news no care.

I'll take Paul's crap over your condescending drivel any day.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 05:24 UTC
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MLPhoto88: This is what happens when the country's leaders are trying to tear down monuments...people stop caring

alt-right can only dish it out, turn to mush when the shoes on the other foot. Herr Dumbf should be blamed for just about everything, he does it himself.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 08:43 UTC
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RedFox88: With so much DOF from the small sensor it's not difficult to get subjects in acceptable focus.

Yeah these cameras have a long way to go to be taken seriously for real world sports and wildlife action. Only dpreview can post barely acceptable focus and call it great result. Small sensor, massive DOF and still often the shots were not in focus or soft.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 01:09 UTC

Police have narrowed down the suspects to either Herr Dumbf or Scott Pruitt and suspect there is worse to come from the pair.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 27th comment
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bwana4swahili: There are idiots amongst us!!

Looks like the asylum has let oscarc out on day release again, they have been warned about this before, never to let alt-right lunatics near a keyboard.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)
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thx1138: I wish DPRwould stop using ACR for their RAW converter especially for the 5DsR where the profiles are far too contrasty and crushes blacks. More importantly ACR hasn't updated their engine in 5 years and it after comparing ACR, DPP (Canon), DxO 11, C1 Pro 10 it's easy to see that ACR is bottom of the pack for extracting fine detail, it's often so dramatic I'm reconverting a lot of 5DsR landscape shots.

Aside from this the Fuji looks good but doesn't really seem to offer much over the DSLR's, the 5DsR is clearly matching it for detail and at high ISO noise is very similar. Yes it'll have better DR at low ISO but so does the Sony and the next 5Ds will close the gap.

So 5DsR when you look at AF, and lens support looks a better buy still. Some of the rumours of the D820 specs would also make that a much more desirable camera too IMO.

DxO and DPP's major failing, no localised adjustments or layers, which is why C1 Pro is also worth checking out. I hope DxO get to finally add localised adjustments by v12.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 00:52 UTC
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sh10453: A magnificent image!
Excellent choice of the color.

Just wondering how many attempts it took, and how many glasses broken, by Nadia before she got the right shot (since it was taken by sound triggering).
I hope she is reading, and would kindly reply.

I agree and was wondering exactly the same thing. Just an amazing shot.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)
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thx1138: I wish DPRwould stop using ACR for their RAW converter especially for the 5DsR where the profiles are far too contrasty and crushes blacks. More importantly ACR hasn't updated their engine in 5 years and it after comparing ACR, DPP (Canon), DxO 11, C1 Pro 10 it's easy to see that ACR is bottom of the pack for extracting fine detail, it's often so dramatic I'm reconverting a lot of 5DsR landscape shots.

Aside from this the Fuji looks good but doesn't really seem to offer much over the DSLR's, the 5DsR is clearly matching it for detail and at high ISO noise is very similar. Yes it'll have better DR at low ISO but so does the Sony and the next 5Ds will close the gap.

So 5DsR when you look at AF, and lens support looks a better buy still. Some of the rumours of the D820 specs would also make that a much more desirable camera too IMO.

ACR belatedly released a new V2 profile if you like after a year or more of complaints, but it' way too flat for my liking. Sure you can make your own profile and save it as a preset, but you can't extract the detail the other converters do. DPP and DxO do some fancy deconvolutions to overcome lens aberrations and the difference between ACR and these is often dramatic especially at the edges and corners. It's like the difference between a strong AA filter and none.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)

I wish DPRwould stop using ACR for their RAW converter especially for the 5DsR where the profiles are far too contrasty and crushes blacks. More importantly ACR hasn't updated their engine in 5 years and it after comparing ACR, DPP (Canon), DxO 11, C1 Pro 10 it's easy to see that ACR is bottom of the pack for extracting fine detail, it's often so dramatic I'm reconverting a lot of 5DsR landscape shots.

Aside from this the Fuji looks good but doesn't really seem to offer much over the DSLR's, the 5DsR is clearly matching it for detail and at high ISO noise is very similar. Yes it'll have better DR at low ISO but so does the Sony and the next 5Ds will close the gap.

So 5DsR when you look at AF, and lens support looks a better buy still. Some of the rumours of the D820 specs would also make that a much more desirable camera too IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
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