thx1138

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 Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)
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Ziginox: "Fortunately, all of those concerns can likely be addressed via firmware."
But unfortunately, they won't...

I think he knows that!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 00:05 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)
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xyxyxyxyxy: Cit."the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750"
You are certainly kidding. Did you ever _use_ both cameras?

Nice try.

Now that'a hilarious. Worst ergonomics of any camera ever invented. The A6xxx series are woeful in the hand, makes my A7R3 seem brilliant.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 00:01 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)
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sunilkumar: you will be surprised to see the weight difference between Sony and Nikon. its mere 100gms 650 vs 750 gms.Lenses are also in the same weight range.

Now the debate is on capability, functionality and last parameter handling.

No the D850 is 1015g with battery, it's ridiculously heavy, 5D4 is 880g with battery.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 23:59 UTC

We don't the aperture as it's T8.9 not f8.9.It's probably closer to f/8.3-8.4. This is a 1000mm lens so the aperture even if f8.9 is same size as a 500 f/4.5, so that's reasonably fast and could easily create excellent background blur, just as as 600 f/6.3 can.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 08:41 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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thx1138: The only thing absurd about these releases is the price of the 1.4x TC, at 25% of the price of the lens and the price of the plastic tubes, which would have been a rip-off at $100 a pop.

Maybe they are made of Unobtanium and I apologise to Fuji if this is so.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 01:02 UTC

Now matter what camera system you use, I think only the most hard-core troll/fanboy could not be impressed with Fuji's update efforts with their cameras and it doesn't matter if it's been out for years. In all my years with Canon only a few times have released large fw updates that have improved functionality, once on the 7D in 2010 and once on the 1DX in 2013 and 5D3 got a gimped subset of that.

Who else makes an effort, maybe Olympus, but not the big 3 that's for sure.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 01:00 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies

The only thing absurd about these releases is the price of the 1.4x TC, at 25% of the price of the lens and the price of the plastic tubes, which would have been a rip-off at $100 a pop.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 11:13 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

I'm waiting for the Huawei P50, rumors indicating that it'll have 10 image stabilised cameras, 6 on the back and 4 for selfies. The selfie cameras will have 1" sensors with 24MP each and anticipated DxO score will be 199.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 22:57 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (409 comments in total)
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Raja Baruah: What is the crop factor compared with 35 mm full frame? 2x?

Well it's a 4/3rd's sensor so yes, 2x nominally, but if it's multi aspect sensor like GH5s, it will vary.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 22:07 UTC
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Thomas Kachadurian: As a guy who does these things I can tell you that tradeshows have gotten ridiculously expensive to exhibit, and the organizers are increasingly hostile to participants. Everything has a cost and complication.

Add to that that there really very little new information at show that we can't get many other places. Last show my company went to our best leads were other vendors, not participants.

Trade shows may soon go the way of ink on paper.

The same thing happened with Motoring shows. In Australia Melbourne and Sydney had annual motor shows, then about 15 years ago a number of big name companies like Porsche etc said it was getting too dear to exhibit at both, so they alternated shows. Then more and more did the same thing, due to cost, then they decided Sydney and Melbourne should alternate who had the show, so there was only one show a year. Now we have none. The exhibition stands were costing companies like Mercedes 2 million or more and didn't actually drive sales. The greedy exhibit owners kept jacking up prices and now they get nothing.

I'll bet Photokina will rue the decision to go annual.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 22:05 UTC
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thx1138: Barney what’s your crustal ball thoughts on the time-frame for total demise of the DSLR. I’m guessing 5 years max before not a single DSLR camera is made by any name brand maker, but within 3 years even big pro cameras like 1DX and D5 will also be mirrorless. Heck the 1DXIII should be a mirrorless IMO.

Before the Sony 3rd gen FF though, IMO they weren’t compelling enough to warrant abandoning DSLRs, unless you didn’t do any sort of real action or wildlife work. But A9 showed for the first time the true potential of what mirrorless can really offer us, and frankly it’s very little to do with size and weight.

It’ll be very interesting what Canon and Nikon do about the mount. The EF/EF-S mount has a large 54mm throat diameter, compared to Sony’s ~46mm and Nikon’s F mount is only 44mm, while Canon’s EF-M is 47mm. Technically Canon could stay with EF-M as it already has 18mm register and is large enough for FF, but would it be enough for say TS-E lenses, or f/1.2 lenses?

So what if there aren't any EF-M lenses that image a FF image circle, they haven't made a FF mirrorless camera yet, so why would they have any? The throat diameter is 4mm larger than the FF sensor diagonal and that's all that matters, hell Nikon's is less than 1mm larger than the FF diagonal. EF-M is still larger than FE, so the mount can be used for FF mirrorless and has the same 18mm register as Sony.

Also you are way off the mark about f/1.2 lenses, you might want to talk to the pros that use them and the reason they use wide open, a lot!. Today IS is excellent, not so much back when the 85 f/1.2 came along, high ISO is excellent, and Canon f/12 is really closer to f/1.3, so there is little actual difference in aperture and the bonus of IS can't be overlooked. An f/1.2 IS version would be much larger, and costlier. Canon has tread a path where you get a nice balance of IQ, speed and IS all for less than the 85 f/1.2L. It has little to do whether it is film or digital.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 23:57 UTC

Barney what’s your crustal ball thoughts on the time-frame for total demise of the DSLR. I’m guessing 5 years max before not a single DSLR camera is made by any name brand maker, but within 3 years even big pro cameras like 1DX and D5 will also be mirrorless. Heck the 1DXIII should be a mirrorless IMO.

Before the Sony 3rd gen FF though, IMO they weren’t compelling enough to warrant abandoning DSLRs, unless you didn’t do any sort of real action or wildlife work. But A9 showed for the first time the true potential of what mirrorless can really offer us, and frankly it’s very little to do with size and weight.

It’ll be very interesting what Canon and Nikon do about the mount. The EF/EF-S mount has a large 54mm throat diameter, compared to Sony’s ~46mm and Nikon’s F mount is only 44mm, while Canon’s EF-M is 47mm. Technically Canon could stay with EF-M as it already has 18mm register and is large enough for FF, but would it be enough for say TS-E lenses, or f/1.2 lenses?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 22:34 UTC as 202nd comment | 7 replies
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thx1138: All this tech in a 27" non 4K display. Sure that's fine as long as it's not the only one you're releasing. 32" 4K and same specs and features, for $2K then you're talking, but $2K for this, typical HP.

And only Quadro cards (not sure about Firepro) support 10 bit. Lame ass Nvidia won't even allow 10 bit support in 1080 GTi.

To MaxNeko, the idea behind the higher bit-depth LUT is to allow for a more accurate mapping between the 8-bit signal sent by the video card, and the 8-bit output of the monitor, to allow for smoother tonal gradations. So the 8-bit signal from the video card can be mapped in this case at 14bit resolution, allowing for a much smoother output gamma curve, which leads to the smoother tonal transitions. More expensive monitors likje your NEC have higher bit 14 or even 16 bit LUT's, but even a 10 bit LUT found on cheaper monitors will help as that's still 4x more precise than 8 bit calculations.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 04:29 UTC
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thx1138: But aren't all my pixels going to be spied on by Xi Ping himself? And with 3 cameras, that's so may pixels. Luckily I use Google and Microsoft, so I know my data is safe.

I think with Trump in charge NSA == Nimrod States of America

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 01:01 UTC

All this tech in a 27" non 4K display. Sure that's fine as long as it's not the only one you're releasing. 32" 4K and same specs and features, for $2K then you're talking, but $2K for this, typical HP.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 01:00 UTC as 8th comment | 10 replies

Too bad about HP's woeful reliability. Never known a HP computer not to have issues. Wouldn't touch them with a 100' pole and that's before looking at the absurd prices.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 00:57 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

But aren't all my pixels going to be spied on by Xi Ping himself? And with 3 cameras, that's so may pixels. Luckily I use Google and Microsoft, so I know my data is safe.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 00:40 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
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rcl100: The top 1% are more than happy to pay a little more for something you can't afford.

Snob factor is a very powerful marketing tool. In Australia we pay up 1.5x-3x the US price for luxury cars, but sales are going gang busters. It's a mobile billboard saying you are rich. They don't care they are getting ripped off, they care about status.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 00:38 UTC

Oh no, this just won't do, just won't do at all. I can expect a tweet very shortly exclaiming fake news.

My solution is simple, own 1 of each.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 00:42 UTC as 68th comment
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PhotoRotterdam: I think this only shows that Canon, as a sensor design company, makes profit from other sources than photography equipment targeted at recording images for the sake of recording ones lives or art. Their biggest market is industrial use.

Why DPReview shows this? Maybe they can answer that question.

Here's a clue, most security cameras currently are a joke, pathetic resolution and poor noise, even blind Freddy can see where this heading in the near term. Hell Canon even said so a few years ago when this sensor started development.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 22:00 UTC
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