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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Wow, at least 3x the crowd Dumbf got last week

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 01:44 UTC as 5th comment
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Maioli: Fail, no touchscreen and 4k is only 30fps.
Please fuji, fix those problems.

The only fail here is failure to read the story:
"The X-T20 misses out on the X-T2's weather sealing, AF point joystick, ISO dial, Log output and battery grip option but gains a touchscreen that works in stills, video and playback modes, along with a built-in pop-up flash."

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 05:54 UTC
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SiberiaWolf: A 2017 camera that costs around 1k, without IBIS - that might be deal breaker...

What's jpg???????

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:56 UTC
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2eyesee: Has Canon officially abandoned the G1X line? A G1X Mk III with an updated (nearly) APS-C size sensor and improved video would be the kind of camera that would interest me. Instead all we are is this proliferation in the 1" sensor market.

Why would you think they abandoned G1X series. The higher up the food chain the longer the gap between updates.

Trouble is will Canon do another lame update like this one. Needs all new AF, DPAF, 4K, new sensor tech, faster frame rates to name a few big improvements.

I'm trying to decide whether to keep my G1X or get the Sony a6500 as I have no faith Canon will give us the features we want.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 03:52 UTC
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Lan: If it had 4K video it would be perfect.

No that would just remove one failing, still plenty left

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 03:49 UTC
On article Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US (92 comments in total)
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justmeMN: In addition to no DL, Nikon has a dormant-to-dead Nikon 1, with no mirrorless replacement in sight.

I read DL was supposed to start shipping in January. Apparently it had a large design fault, which they claim to have fixed. They should also update the specs given how long it's been since they announced them.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 00:51 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (117 comments in total)
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Jefftan: using micro sd is stupid
with 4k, high capacity , high speed card very expensive compare with SD

micro SD is stupid because it's too small in physical size in the field, need tweezers to pick the things up. Imagine that on a cold day and if you don't have slim ladies fingers.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (117 comments in total)
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princecody: Bigger sensor for half the price of the Sony RX100M5 😍

Yeah, no comparison at all to the Sony and now add in the AF system of the Sony compared to the Panasonic and the gap just grows

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:51 UTC

"It's not the most misleading marketing statement we've ever seen"

But it's up there alright.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:48 UTC as 89th comment
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kobakokh: again stupid expensive price! ooh...

Sad to see how many m4/3 users only seem to enjoy their purchase by denigrating users of other formats. Why I never go on the m4/3 forums since purchasing Oly E-M5 3 years ago.

BTW you can buy 20 corollas for the price of 1 Ferrari too if you want to make inane comments.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:47 UTC

At what FL does it become f/4? If it were a Sony that would occur at about 16mm, it would be nice if it were f/2.8 until around 30mm but I highly doubt that given the price.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:29 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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tkbslc: A weather sealed 600mm eq. for $650 is pretty amazing.

But it's a very slow 300mm, the sensor size is irrelevant, so it's poor value. Imagine how cheap a FF 600 f/11 would be. Btw Sigma's real 150-600 C can be found for $799 often, that's a bargain

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
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Aroart: I hope they improved the low light to be clean at ISO 6400 and make focus tracking reliable...

Are you talking video or stills? If the latter dream on.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Dx0 gave good marks to previous Z Sonys that had flabberghastingly poor IQ that I completely lost confidence in them.

Then they produced their own camera.

Time for dpreview to rethink their 'friendship'?

The sensor has great potential, at 12MP and in the hands of someone else, under Sony their 20MP+ phone sensors have always been rubbish. Appallingly IQ in anything but excellent light at lowest ISO setting.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)
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Betico: I think it is about time that Samsung takes over Sony and purchase it. Samsung has enough cash for that and they better do it before Apple does it (remember how Steve Jobs admired so much Sony).

Nah Microsoft should buy Sony, after the stellar job they did with Nokia.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 02:57 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)
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naththo: <REPEAT>
Same old Sony problem, artifact, noise, halo on edge on all of Sony phone. Thats why I
stay away from any Sony mobile phone. It looks awful even I have seen sample post of Sony Xperia picture on facebook and it just still look awful. It is nice colours but lots of detail are lost due to artifact, noise and halo including zig zag on edge.
</REPEAT>

Most decent phones flog Sony phones on IQ. They are over-hyped and under-performing. Not sure what's wrong with Sony's phone division, but how they turn good sensors into rubbish is gob smacking.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 02:56 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)
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Peter62: SONY builds the best sensors. But in their OWN smartphones they fail - every time! Again and again.

So true.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 02:53 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)
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livelong: The question is, why such an ugly camera body?

Maybe worry looking through the viewfinder than staring at the camera. Seriuslt who cares what it looks like and there are uglier cameras for sure.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
On article Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III real-world sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Over FOUR stops vignetting? Holy crap. That is unacceptable on a lens at this price IMO. If you correct that you will get an awful, noisy looking perimeter to the image. Some crop sensor lenses don't even vignette that bad on full frame.

Looks very much like a niche lens for PJ use. The average user is probably much better served by a third party option or something like the 16-35/4 IS.

It doesn't matter what you think it looks like, wide open the lens has been tested to show 4 stops of more in the corners. Easy enough to find reviews that do actual measurements. It won't matter for landscape photography, but this is not aimed at that crowd as much as those doing low light work or event photography etc and who shoot wide open often.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
On article Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III real-world sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: It will have to be pretty fantastic to beat the Tamron 15-30 2.8 at less than half the price.

@AshMills

And I guess the Canon is better @31-35mm. ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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