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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HeyItsJoel: For crying out loud, how hard is it to turn on HDR with previous iPhones? You see that button that says "HDR" up at the top? Push it.

@ Viking, alas it is clearly not, stronger HDR does not equal better HDR. Too bad the iPhone 6/7 flash is so pathetic as to be useless, you could use it to fill a bit of the shadow and the HDR could protect the highlights

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:12 UTC

iPhone 8 overcooks it, I prefer the more natural iPhone 7 version of HDR. Tech companies thinking they know how to make a great photo using silicon and AI. They should at least offer a slider to change the amount of HDR processing. Be default it should be at the iPhone 7 level.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:10 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (1813 comments in total)
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thx1138: With a list of cons about 1/4 the length of your typical Sony, this should have scored 105%. Lack of on-sensor PDAF is only real nit. Complaining that AF is not quite as good as 2x dearer D5 is ridiculous. The D5 has had several fw updates, let’s see how D850 performs when it’s a bit more mature. D850 blows the D5 away in so many other areas it’s ridiculous, makes D5 look shocking value. Also who cares about lack of pop-up flash, it was done for weather sealing, a small dedicated unit is 10x better than any pop-up and only adds 100g.

Well you shown yourself to be a true mirrorless fanboy, your momma must be so proud.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1813 comments in total)

With a list of cons about 1/4 the length of your typical Sony, this should have scored 105%. Lack of on-sensor PDAF is only real nit. Complaining that AF is not quite as good as 2x dearer D5 is ridiculous. The D5 has had several fw updates, let’s see how D850 performs when it’s a bit more mature. D850 blows the D5 away in so many other areas it’s ridiculous, makes D5 look shocking value. Also who cares about lack of pop-up flash, it was done for weather sealing, a small dedicated unit is 10x better than any pop-up and only adds 100g.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 04:28 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies
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thx1138: Funny how they quote FF equivalent FL but not aperture, really an f/4.5-9 lens if they want to go that route. So hardly fast for maximum brightness. It's actually slower than the lens in the G1X mk II taking sensor size into account, even when that lens was fully zoomed to it's 120mm FF equivalent FL.

Yes but the sensor 60% smaller, so the ISO equivalency is f/9, ie the APS-C sensor at f/5.6 gathers same amount of light as FF at f/9. It needs the faster lesn to equalise it's noise, but you cannot just choose which part of equivalency you want to mention. You need to go the whole shebang.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 03:02 UTC

Funny how they quote FF equivalent FL but not aperture, really an f/4.5-9 lens if they want to go that route. So hardly fast for maximum brightness. It's actually slower than the lens in the G1X mk II taking sensor size into account, even when that lens was fully zoomed to it's 120mm FF equivalent FL.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 23:51 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
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Peiasdf: Like the sensor size and range but f/2.8-5.6 is too dark. f/2.8 constant or f/1.8-2.8 would be amazing

People talking crap. What other cameras with APS-C sensors not 1" sensors has fast fixed lenses and weighs 400g. I don't think much of this camera for the price, frankly it's entry level stuff at premium price, but get real about the physics and compare apples-to-apples.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 23:26 UTC

For the sake of 50g, would have preferred a 24-96 f/2.8-5.6. One thing I liked about the mk II was the 24-120 provided a very nice range for travel. For that price lack of 4K is sad, but otherwise specs are solid. Will appeal to those that are put off by Canon's woeful lack of lenses for the M5/M6. EOS-M is a joke, after 4 years lens line-up is appalling, which is a shame, M5/M6 are very nice cameras. Compare to Fuji and Olympus's excellent line-up.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 05:29 UTC as 208th comment | 2 replies
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El Chubasco: Very ugly camera. Canon needs a new designer

That's your take away, it's ugly, Thanks for the insight and of course conveniently ignoring that all cameras are inherently ugly

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 05:24 UTC
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Fujica: Still the same conservative Canon approach.
Wake me up when Canon will bring out a Full Frame Canon Mirrorless camera that has the same offering as a 5D MKIV or beyond.

For god's sake give it a rest, how many times are you going to beat that dead horse. The camera is coming next year just like Nikon's, until then enjoy what you have. Nothing at all to do with this camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 05:23 UTC

Awesome 0.4K video.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 22:53 UTC as 22nd comment
On article The magic of ultraviolet nature and macro photography (72 comments in total)

Damn I thought this was a story about ultraviolent photography, was hoping to see the gibs fly, not the dragon fly.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 04:45 UTC as 11th comment
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (295 comments in total)

Doesn't list the 200-500 yet lists the 80-400 which is not as good. 200-500 is an excellent performer on the same pixel density D500, and returns super results on D810, it'll be fine on the D850 for it's intended use.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 06:09 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV sample gallery updated (181 comments in total)
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MedicineMan999: Size:weight:dollar:focal range:fps:4K:AF-C:portability ratio screams yet another Sony WIN !!
What surprised me was the ISO 12,800 shots....that's something I even avoid with the a9.

Just because it can go to ISO 12800, doesn't mean one should, they are appalling. You would only go above ISO 3200 in an emergency and even ISO 3200 is not much chop. Looks good at ISO 1600 though. A9 utterly destroys this at high ISO.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 04:09 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1813 comments in total)
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vbuhay: Regarding 3D tracking, I was in a discussion thread previously about the 3D tracking capability of the D5 vs the D850 and the conclusion was that the Black out period was superior on the D5 vs the D850. I have not seen any specs on either camera for its "Blackout Period". Can you find out both??? I understand that D5 must be better but it would help our buying decision if these specs are published!!!!!

D5 blackout is around 35-40ms, similar to 1DXII, for comparison the 5D4 is around 65ms, I'd put the D850 in that area too.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 22:09 UTC
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Ben Herrmann: Sigh... And why in the hell couldn't Samsung have continued with this advanced R&D in their camera systems. Ohhh, what could have been. And for those of us who still maintain Samsung NX systems, you know what I'm talkin' about.

I remember seeing a circa 2013 interview with Samesung's head of imaging saying they'll be number one in digital camera world in a few years and were talking of even FF mirrorless. Unfortunately the pie was sliced too thin already, not enough room for another manufacturer, another mount, another set of glass, their sales weren't what they needed to be and it was never going to be the big dollar return on their investment unlike mobile.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 22:02 UTC

Is there a Darwein award for setting back the cause of technology.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 22:24 UTC as 149th comment | 2 replies
On article Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos (172 comments in total)

As suspected they look very poor at anything larger than smart phone sized. You canna change the laws of physics Jim, but the marketing departments don't worry about such trivial details.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 21:03 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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mosc: The 40.96mm x 21.60mm = 885mm and the native resolution must be something very close to 8192x4320 (35.4mp). 8K = 7680x4320 (33.2mp) which means the 8K part is something like 38.40x21.60 inches. If you want that in FF 3:2 ratio that's 7680x5120 or 39.3mp. That said, FF 3:2 is 36x24mm and you'd lob off nearly 16% from the top and bottom to get the aspect ratio to 16:9 so it's really slightly smaller at 36x20.25 (again 33.2mp) and that's only if the sensor over-samples and doesn't crop.

This sensor's 16:9 ratio area is 38.40x21.60mm = 829.44mm which is wider than your typical cropped FF 3:2 36x20.25mm = 729mm (not the 864 typical because you lob off the top/bottom). That's nearly 14% larger.

This sensor's 14% larger sensor area than, say, an A7Rm2 over a 16:9 8K region and that's assuming you downsample rather than crop to get to 8K cleanly (or else you lose another 10% area). Course that's 5fps and not 60fps.

8K or cine 8K is 8192 x 4320, and this of course has an aspect ratio of close to 17:9. Now like the 4K world where we have true cine 4K and UHD, we also have a res of 7680 x 4320, which is the 16:9 aspect ratio. I'm not sure what we call this res, Is it ultra ultra HD or hyper HD.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 05:05 UTC
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barrym1966: It's a phone. How well do both make phone calls, how good is the sound quality.

How good is the sound hardware for music, high quality DAC's or mediocre ones?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
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