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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On article Corel PaintShop Pro X9 arrives with improved workflow (44 comments in total)
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SRT201: YES, PLEASE Corel... get this right! We seriously need somebody to provide a good path AWAY from the Adobe weasels. ON1 RAW may be another way out of the Adobe gulag.

But when is that coming? They were talking it up at beginning of the year as though it was imminent and now still not a peep.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: Nikon took out the on board sensor cleaner, changed the internal mic from stereo to monaural, and removed the mic jack. Wow. I am not a video person but they really neutered the video mode on this camera. Extremely dumb since a lot of people would consider this camera for double duty stills/video.

Anybody serious enough to do external audio recording won't be buying this to do video recording, so what pacnwhobbyist says is correct IMO. For the casual videographer seems pretty poor effort from Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
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Howard: Just another thought about this -- if the Canon had 4K video, it really would have been a slam-dunk: surely, the Sony has the better sensor and is more compact, but in almost everything else -- handling, extensive lens support, etc., the Canon has the upper hand.

It is hard to believe that this cannot be done because of hardware limitations; it rather seems another example of Canon "crippling" a camera (so to reserve 4K as a feature for a higher model and a later model), which is a shame. I hope this can be "fixed" by a firmware update.

Well 5DIV will change that and going forward 4K will become common place even in Canon land. 4K TV and monitor adoption is really only starting to take off (despite lack of content), and sure while you can downsample 4K to superior 1080p, how many people would actually do that?

But I agree 80D should have had 4K if for nothing more than the stills grab.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 04:45 UTC
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Yossarian1: Have posted Canon 80D 7FPS AF photos in the Canon forum if you are interested.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58197128

Personally, I have found the AF to be better than what DPReview has found.

dpreview wouldn't be dpreview if it couldn't find fault with Canon AF, heck it found fault with the 1DXII AF. They were even shocked 1DXII had a learning curve to master the AF, although even case 1 works brilliantly for 90% of situations.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (129 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I guess there are too many 'workshops' being offered today to turn everyone into a Nat Geo photog and they couldn't compete with that. If I see one more Iceland workshop...

If you see one more Iceland workshop what? You might actually go?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 22:12 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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justmeMN: These two cameras share one key feature - neither one of them is good enough to be used at the Olympics. (Both Canon and Nikon DLSRs are excellent for that usage.)

trolltan88 has no points, just trolling.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 03:26 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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ttran88: Gotta love the Canon cheer leaders here singing of market shares and Olympic cameras. You know Sony is on to something great when you have these "market share learders" and "pros" reek of insecurities.

LOL the troll comes out to feed.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 03:24 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I look forward to the D750 vs D610 article or 6D vs 5D article. Long overdue, right guys?

You funny guy, you should work for Trump, he talks funny too.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 03:22 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: I am not a Sony owner but I am waiting to see what the next generation of FF cameras brings. Sony is very active in updating these bodies so I expect something soon enough.

Incremental, says who. 4K video @ 60fps, new AF, DPAF, new sensor, GPS, Wifi (via SD slot), 8fps. Gigantic step was mirrorless nothing more, they have now made their play and A7RIII has little else to offer, they can try and fix battery but won't, they can add more pixels and improve AF, hardly exciting. Camera has grown in size and weight, And offers very little real advantage unless you shoot with a small prime. They have no Professional support service and in fact their support system is a joke, you get same level of support as for a toaster.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 03:22 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I just bought an A7II. It can autofocus EF glass just fine with the latest software- I've been using it with various Canon glass and it works well, even in low light as long as there is some kind of contrast to grab focus with.

A7RII is awesome but just too pricey... even used the A7II is half the price. I would really love to have the full electronic shutter and the ability to configure minimum shutter speed, but other than that I think the A7II is cool. One thing BOTH cameras need to address is the weight- with a Fotodiox adapter my A7II weighs exactly the same as a 6D. 6D doesn't have IBIS though....

@ sportyaccordy

You buy the 5DIV to be announced in 3 weeks and junk the junk.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 01:07 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: I agree with previous post. Newer, better, more expensive. I can wait. Nothing says I have to hop on the A7RII now anyway. There will be an A7RIII orA7III at some point. These Technologies just work this way. Time is on my side. Plus DSLRs are still keeping these cameras honest. I like the Sonys, but not $$$$$$ much.

Sony A7RIII wil come within 6 months, price will increase again, soon reaching Leica absurdity. But now they have few features to wow with, all the current DSLRs will get updated and have 4K video, wifi, gps, and leave zero reason to move to mirrorless camera that is now heavier than mid tier DSLR.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 01:04 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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ttran88: Gotta love the Canon cheer leaders here singing of market shares and Olympic cameras. You know Sony is on to something great when you have these "market share learders" and "pros" reek of insecurities.

Funniest thing of the day, Sony troll talking about insecurities.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I look forward to the D750 vs D610 article or 6D vs 5D article. Long overdue, right guys?

Only Sony is trendy.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: I am not a Sony owner but I am waiting to see what the next generation of FF cameras brings. Sony is very active in updating these bodies so I expect something soon enough.

Pentax K1 and D810 are better all round cameras and when the 5DIV is announced with new sensor, 4K video, DPAF sensor, no Canon users will drift to the Sony, they can sell their A7RII and go back to a real camera. Already many have tried the experiment and returned to the fold.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 00:58 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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Elljustin: If the A7III isn't announced next month I'm going to eat my shoe.

Maybe with mk III they can finally get it right, but unlikely. What we do know is price will increase again and dpreview will go into hype meltdown.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 00:54 UTC
On article Gallery update: Nikon 300mm F4E PF ED VR (54 comments in total)
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Timbukto: This lens along with overall Nikon AF is a piece de resistance in getting me to switch to Nikon. Wenmei Hills pictures of kids at play with the D810 are still the more impressive shots to me compared to the D5 + speedboats (although I appreciate the update regardless). Shooting kids at play wide open near what looks to be pretty close subject distances and absolutely nailing focus and being sharp where its needed...IMO hugely impressive and this lens + Nikon body combinations that almost *mock* the uber expensive mirrorless premium telephotos in price performance. Sadly you can't beat physics with mirrorless telephotos, but with this one you almost feel like you can. Canon's 400mm DO II fits in the realm of...hey if you want this tech, you need to be a rich gearhead or a sports pro photographer. The Nikon's 300mm says, hey just buy me at a great price and I'll never go down in value while you use me to take pictures of your kids + sports, etc.

Stupid comment about the price of a 400 f/4 vs a 300 f/4. Do you seriously think your Nikon pals would give you a 400 f/4 PF much cheaper. How much does that NIkon 300 f/2.8 cost again.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
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tkbslc: I briefly owned the 50mm f1.2 from this series and the optics were superb. It was very sharp right from f1.2. However, I found it difficult to focus accurately, even with focus peaking and the like. In the end I traded a little bit of aperture for autofocus, which is extremely accurate on mirrorless.

I feel like most people would be better served with the new Sigma 30mm f1.4 that just came out. An imperceptible amount of additional DOF control isn't worth a lot of ruined shots. At least it wasn't to me.

Mirrorless camera allow for magnified view when touching up focus, a godsend for a MF lens with such fast aperture. This is why I want hybrid OVF/EVF in DSLR so we can have this feature.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 04:55 UTC
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GatanoII: Interesting and informative video and this makes me think:

In this scenario (I must repeat , _in_this_scenario_) it's evident that the direct competitor Nikon D5 should bite the dust , no usable smooth video AF for rapid moving subjects , way slower 4K frame rate for applying slow motion (same separation that exist from usable and useless), "slower" 12fps vs 14fps for getting more decisive moments and far less workable dynamic range for recovering shadows in high contrasty scenes (this is odd and new to Nikon vs Canon) ... and the Canon AF proved, obviously, to be up to the tasks, maybe Nikon could have an easier way to set up to be up to the different tasks, but not enough to separate them, while the pluses from the Canon 1DxII can make a real difference.

So the only think that puzzles me is why DPR did give the same points to the both cameras, since I see substantial advantages/disadvantages where it makes a difference to easily claim a winner.

Sony sensors get praised to hilt for low iSO DR and fair enough it's a great feature. Canon doesn't have this feature until now and gets slammed unmercifully. New Nikon D5 has woeful low ISO DR, sacrificing that totally for high ISO performance, but there's barely a peep. Yes it's been noted, but we don't hear the constant harping on about it, instead it sets new standards which I assume only refers to the new AF. Canon's mistake was keeping same number of AF points and not making it look like an all new AF when in fact it's pretty much is a an all new AF which just happens to have same number of AF points as old system. Those that own both will testify the new AF is simply much better and I've seen the evidence for lower contrast, subjects, when using TC's, in lower light. It's very hard to get it to miss. But I guess now it'll always be in Nikon D5 shadow because low ISO DR isn't a thing now, it's the new 3D AF.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
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villagranvicent: Great footage! I assume this kind of dynamic range will be presented in the next 5Dmiv/6Dii cameras??

Yes already in the 80D. Canon stated last year they would be making on chip ADC a priority and eventually all sensors they make will feature this. 5DIV is next cab off the rank announced in just over 3 weeks.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 00:48 UTC

Weasel words as usual when they are caught red handed. It's like setting up shell companies to avoid paying tax and saying you abide by all tax laws.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 45th comment
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