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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noflashplease: Those images all look very, very soft? There's nothing sharp about any of those sample images? Worse than a lot of legacy lenses. Is the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS really this awful? With mirrorless cameras, there can't be any front or back focus issues? Did Sony just make the worst recent 70-200mm F/2.8 or is this just an awful copy? Test charts?

@photomedium

Sounds like you own one and are in denial to justify the price.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 00:13 UTC
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noflashplease: Those images all look very, very soft? There's nothing sharp about any of those sample images? Worse than a lot of legacy lenses. Is the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS really this awful? With mirrorless cameras, there can't be any front or back focus issues? Did Sony just make the worst recent 70-200mm F/2.8 or is this just an awful copy? Test charts?

Nothing special at all about this lens based on the low ISO samples, they aren't bad but given the sensor I'd expect better, much better. Then again the jpg engine maybe crap, although I thought the Sony wasn't too bad in that area.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
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msstudio: So sad, but turning amusing, how Sony promised this lens for March 2016 and here we are, mid October with no solid delivery date (and i just saw a Sony Rep at my dealer without any answer). Not quite the pro league they want to play at. Happy the lens works and seems to be doing well. Now, if we all could have one and actually use it on shoots that would be something...

A little earthquake you may have heard about has delayed a lot of things from Sony and Nikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 09:06 UTC
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Scales USA: Li-on batteries are dangerous, and difficult at best. Larger ones have more energy and are potentially nasty. I'm not happy with IOS 10 and my IPhone 6 plus, so was considering selling it. The hardware is fine, but I just do not like the new OS and having to learn to shut down or bypass some of the features that are a nuisance. Its too bad that Samsung has booted it, I am leert of the Google phone, I'll wait and see.

I much prefer ISO10 to IOS10.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 02:30 UTC
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Timbukto: I'd just get the S7. Where as the iPhone 7 doesn't get all the camera goodies the plus has (OIS and telephoto prime), I honestly can't figure out what the Note 7 does that a S7 doesn't except explode! Also disappointing that no one has used extinguished as a pun. Otherwise yah Google Pixel looks nice, not as weather proof as the Samsungs but more fireproof.

You can buy a stylus for the S7 (Edge) I believe if it's that important. Sure it won't fit inside, but S7 Edge is a great phone and hardly different at all to Note 7

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 02:29 UTC
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Elite83: Can't wait till battery tech advances past the Li-Ion cells, it's about time I got my bendy/flexible smartphone!

femto fusion generators!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
On article BenQ announces 32" 4K high dynamic range monitor (81 comments in total)
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Photoman: I feel a Eizo CG monitor would be a better quality. I have been using for over 11 years now and no problems.

Well Eizo is not an option in Australia unless you can get someone to buy it for you. Entry level starts at around $2.5K and a monitor like this would run well over $5-6K. This BenQ looks very interesting and no doubt will be 25% of the price.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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Dan51: With smartphone sensors getting better and better I wouldn't get a camera like this. I love a 1" sensor on the FZ1000 where you can get 400mm zoom. For wide angle and short 50mm I will just use my smartphone if I need it be pocketable. For serious photographs I will use a DSLR.

Have to say while overall I think smartphones have been crap for imaging, there have been some great improvements. I cannot beleive how quick the AF is of my S7 Edge and the IQ at least that I've tried in daylight is very good. You could now easily make an 8 x 12' print, whereas a lot of phones are probably only good for a 5 x 8' and 5 x 3' at high ISO.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 22:48 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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azeg: Wonder if this 24FPS AFC tool would be able to focus Follow my doberman running towards me with 45km/h. No non DSLR i have tested so far produced good results in that test. If the SONY could, i would buy the MKV for sure.

LOL all of a sudden you need 24fps to do photography. I think you need a new hobby.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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azeg: Wonder if this 24FPS AFC tool would be able to focus Follow my doberman running towards me with 45km/h. No non DSLR i have tested so far produced good results in that test. If the SONY could, i would buy the MKV for sure.

Why don't you buy the actual DSLR that can do what you want, D500 wouldn't even raise a sweat.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 01:20 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Almost every shot looks blurry/mushy to me with no fine detail when viewing the full sized JPEG - what is going on there? Is that just the NR destroying the image?

We need RAW's the jpgs only look good at small size, when you download the full sized image it's not so rosy, but that could be Sony's heavy handed NR and this is for shots no higher than ISO 1250. Currently the high ISO jpg's look like smartphone images, great on the device very ordinary at full size.

I'm guessing with RAW you could go to ISO 1600 maybe 3200 in some light, and get a good image.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 23:45 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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photomedium: These new cameras generate a ridiculous amount of data. You go through SD card like ammos on a minigun. Is any on this really useful or we pass the point?
Honest question. Who goes through a zillion photo sequence like that to pick the best?

They put this in the wrong camera, no need at all with a paltry 24-70 lens, need it it in a camera with a 24-600 f/4 so it can be used for sports and wildlife, not walking around a city.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)

Not in Europe it's not, where they subsidise US price.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 40th comment
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)
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Greynerd: It is difficult to talk about the real-world for a compact costing £999. Wouldn't 'Exclusive-World Pictures' be more appropriate.

Not in Europe it's not, where they subsidise US price.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 22:03 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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KW Phua: Come on Canon skip the 7DIII & 7DIV, go directly to 7DV, if not if will be run out of business. Show us your true colour.

I'd like the a6500 a lot more if it were a little larger, had better ergonomics, had a bigger battery and some telephoto glass like a 100-400. Why do they insist on same stupid little size for all the models. Olympus M1 II shows them how it should be done.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 05:23 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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rz350: Sony a6500. Ooooh. Can't wait till the Sony a6700. 6 months?

It'll look identical, have same battery, shoot 12ps, have slightly improved touch-screen, 400 frame buffer and cost $1800USD and dpreview will be gobsmacked and declare D500 dead.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 05:19 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: I know I'll be trashed for this, but for me this must be the poorest system ergonomy wise. Touch screen finally but poorly implemented, lack of direct control, and look at that 24mm f1.8 prime lens, it's bigger than my 14-140mm ultrazoom. Yes Sony has a 1 stop better sensor than m4/3 but there are many sacrifices for that.

That said, I love what Sony is doing in the past years. It's pushing the whole industry and we all are going to benefit from it.

Sony (and CAnon) should outsource FW updates to Fuji. Sony has to release new hardware every 6-12 months to fix all the problems, Fuji has much longer product cycle but keeps system fresh with massive updates. Canon doesn't care that much about it's users, even 1 series owners rarely get a fw update that isn't a minor bug fix. They only release two good FW updates in their history.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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mychoice: Oh, new mirrorless APS-C... Wow! It is so small and light in comparison to my DSLR, I can barely make the cam out on the pictures. Will definitely fit in every jeans pocket. Well improved!

As long as you only have the lens cap on, or like those super baggy cargo shorts with enormous pockets, then sure it'll fit.

LOL

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 05:11 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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canonluber: Well this stinks, just bought the 6300 in March, its not enen out of waranty

a) It's a photokina year, so you have to expect camera announcements
b) It's a Sony and it's been more than 6 months since model release, so you have to expect an update that fixes 30% of the issues with the current model and adds a few new features.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
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itaibachar: This body design is useless with action/sports. The Nikon D500/Canon 7D is so much better. Sure the low weight is nice, but handling is p&s level.

So where is the Sony long glass to make it viable action camera. Nikon and Canon have vast array of glass to choose from in the 300mm to 800mm range, what does this have? Yeah you shoulders won't hurt because that 16-70 f/4 won't be used for real action work. But you can photograph people doing real action work.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 01:06 UTC
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