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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BJL: The absurdity of the anachronistic description "Full Frame" becomes ever clearer. It has meant 36x24mm but sometimes 56x42mm for medium format, and now it apparently also means a 36x20mm video format, according to Canon.

Seriously, it would not be either hard or confusing to start giving the sensor dimensions in mm. Actually, in most cases just the sensor diagonal would be enough: the industry also uses diagonal length in spec sheets as the format "Type", and that one number tells us the image circle size needed.

Film formats are sometimes described this way: often for medium and large formats, and also "36x24" is used for standard 35mm film still camera format in parts of Europe.

And don't get me started on Canon's absurd use of "APS-H" β€” which was the 30.2×16.7 mm uncropped format of the failed Advanced Photo System film format. Canon's misuse is a different size and a different shape, and almost nobody knows what APS-H was anyway.

The only thing absurd here is you hate filled rant over naming conventions. Seriously dude get a life. The world has gone mad.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 21:58 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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nickolas84: We have had similar pixel densities in cellphones for years! Why is it so difficult to deliver this as a consumer product?

Canon better step up their game, otherwise Sony and Samsung will take over!

I guess those 100MP Phase One sensors are of no use too. Oh an what's that, next Fuji MF cameras will be 150MP and 100MP, what on earth would they be used for I wonder?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 08:35 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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pannumon: Comparing this to a 9-year old Canon Flagship model that is marketed to do 1080p does not make much sense (does 1D mk IV in practice shoot OK 720p?). And that 120Mp video does not look very sharp at pixel level either. It's probably kind of OK when downscaled to 8k, except the frame-rate makes it totally unusable.

What does this all tell us about the company?

Yeah, I wanted to be even a bit positive, but I failed.

So where is this 600MP sensor. At least Canon made a working sensor, not talking cheap trash from his mommies basement.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 08:33 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: This sensor can see the GEARS in the WATCH of that guy sitting in the stands?

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

I used to watch CSI and even back in 2007 they could zoom in on a fly 1 mile away and show it's junk in full detail, so Canon is way behind the times.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 08:29 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: Canon has their eye on me more than I have my eye on them.

They really don't.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 08:27 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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Mescalamba: Would make nice Canon 1D MKV. :)

Well I would gladly take 30MP APS-H, 12fps, but heck miss the APS-H 1 series very much

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 08:26 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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samsaamsaaam: I hear it has 4 stops of dynamic range!

That's 4 stops funnier than your joke.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 03:57 UTC
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noisephotographer: Just looked at zoom images from gsmarena and the 5x zoom looks like digital zoom. Maybe just a tiny bit better.

Have a look at how appallingly bad the iPhoneX zoom output is, nothing could be worse.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 00:14 UTC
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Bokeh Blues: Canon desperately needs to bring out a FF mirrorless pronto. The reason is because Sony is dominating the marketing and needs competition. Sony lenses get bigger and more expensive, yet their quality control for their thousand dollar+ lenses have more variations than Fujifilms kit lenses, and are all made in Thailand. They are getting lazy and they can get away with it because no one is competing. Having Canon around will finally force Sony to step up their game and offer more value. It also means Sigma and Tamron releasing more native mirrorless lenses designs because they can easily adapt it to a bigger market with having 2 mount options. Fingers crossed this rumour is true.

Sony desperately needs to bring out a FF DSLR. The reason is Canon and Nikon are dominating the market and they need competition. Ok let's not forget Canon and Nikon sent Panasonic and Fuji scampering with their tails between their legs because they couldn't compete at all in DSLR's, they had to reinvent themselves to survive. Now I agree mirrorless' times has come, but until the Sony A7(R) mk III's, they weren't in anyway compelling at all. Canon and Nikon have hardly missed any boat as long as they hit the road running. They will look foolish if they offer deliberately crippled feature poor options and the Sony A7III's aggressive pricing is going to test Canon and Nikon's resolve. One should say the A7III has basically shot Sony in the foot as well as regards the A9, it looks extremely poor value now against the A7III and even A7RIII. They better cook up something special for the A9II that's for sure.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 00:58 UTC
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Graham Austin: Anyone else get the feeling that in a few years the market will just be full of nice cheap Canon glass? :)

No it's just you

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 00:50 UTC
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FrequencyDancer: With well over 900 comments, maybe it has already been said,

But in case not, if the survey to pros about what features they would like to see only went out in January, hows is a working camera now in their hands in mid March?

Umm they camera is built long before the pro can get their hands on it. The purpose is then to get the pros to use the camera to help refine the product and add additional functionality if needed. Their feedback is invaluable to the camera maker

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 00:50 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Crazy how ppl want canonb FF mirrorles that is better than the 5DIV but as cheap as a 6DII? You'all will get disappointed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

You would think, but now we have the Sony A7III that has rewritten the rules on value, which makes a mockery of the A9 price given the features. Canon pricing even a mirrorless 5D4 camera at much more than say $2500 would be quite arrogant IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 06:14 UTC

Canon should release two versions at least for several years: a native EF mount to leverage the massive user base of EF glass and a new mount. I know some people think they should use EF-M mount, but it's throat diameter is only 47mm vs 54mm for EF and EF-S. Yes I know this is actually larger than Sony's 46mm throat diameter, but I wonder if this would hurt performance of say potential TS-E lenses or limit the ability to use very fast glass, like Nikon's smaller 44mm throat diameter (and large 46.5mm flange distance)?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 00:19 UTC as 132nd comment | 2 replies
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3DSimmon: Components are just the tip of the ice berg, it's the team that brought them all together from plans to final product that deserve a large chunk of the cost.

Yes and those costs have been amortized across hundreds of millions of phone sales. They don't start from scratch each time a new generation comes out. It's a tweak of the previous generation which was a tweak of the one before and so on. Adding in a new gen CPU and the latest tech doesn't cost them the world, yet they keep increasing the cost every time.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 23:07 UTC
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Deardorff: While getting a bit better Canon still lags in higher dynamic range sensors. Don't always need it but when I do it would be very nice to have. Head to head with friends Nikon in challenging light I can see the difference. General use, not so much. Why can't Canon at least match their competition?

I own the 5D4 and A7R3 and I can basically push the 5D4 as hard as the A7R3 in high contrast situations other than at base ISO where Sony has the edge for sure, but unless you accidentally are underexposing 5 stops where the Sony can be rescued more easily, in the real world the 5D4 can easily be pushed 4 stops and still have clean shadows and if you are regularly needing more than that you need to look at your technique. From ISO 160 up the 5D4, D850 and A7R3 have basically same DR as verified by

https://screenshots.firefox.com/6tiR3S6R2FJgRZ44/www.photonstophotos.net

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 00:11 UTC
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Carrmack: Sony is and has been listening to the consumers, Fuji too, Nikon sort of listens, now Canon is finally starting to listen.

If Sony listened they would have fixed the star eater issue, they would have made the cameras with better ergonomics, they would have released many more APS-C lenses. All companies do silly things and ignore important issues. I agree Fuji is unique in releasing very good firmware updates and adding functionality to even old cameras, but Canon, Nikon and Sony do not do this (well Canon did it once for the 7D and 1DX). No company is perfect and expecting them to be catering to every body's whim is unrealistic

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 00:00 UTC
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Mateus1: I loved my 5D mk1 with a few L glasses.

But in four years I lost trust to Canon. Completely. 100%. I do not trust these guys.
And I am not going back to Canon. There are enough good and better options nowdays.

Anybody paying $5000 for a 5D4 in Australia is insane, totally certifiable. It can easily be found non-grey for $4300 or so and grey is now under $4K. Yes it's expensive, but guess how much the D850 and A7R3 cost in Australia.

Also comments about I don't trust Canon are ridiculous. What's not to trust, did they kill your cat or something. It's one thing to say you don't find their products compelling anymore, but to say you don't trust them is absurd.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 23:56 UTC
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (340 comments in total)
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The Fat Fish: I'm glad Sigma are bringing their fantastic lenses to E mount. I really want to move to Sony but the lens variance is a big barrier for me.

Also I know it doesn't matter, but did they have to pick such an ugly design for the flange extension?

No one said anything about the looks of the lenses, I like them too, I'm talking about the size and weight and the lazy approach to delivering FE lenses. At least they have said they are going to design native FE lenses from scratch going forward, which is really important for UWA lenses. Compare the Sony 12-24 FE to the Sigma Art 12-24 and it's less than half the weight and much smaller. Imagine a true native FE version of the 14-24 f/2.8, we could expect it to be under 800g easily.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 02:34 UTC

These moronic tall aspect ratios and now 6.3" phones, phones are becoming less desirable every generation, not more.

I can just imagine Apple must be waiting for as many companies to copy the notch as possible before launching legal action. Asus has already copied it, claiming their customers demanded it.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 20:52 UTC as 14th comment | 10 replies
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (340 comments in total)
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The Fat Fish: I'm glad Sigma are bringing their fantastic lenses to E mount. I really want to move to Sony but the lens variance is a big barrier for me.

Also I know it doesn't matter, but did they have to pick such an ugly design for the flange extension?

I’m not, lazy approach gluing an MC-11 onto lenses designed for DSLR. They are all grossly overweight and will be ridiculously unbalanced on the Sony and now centre of mass is pushed another 1” further out.

Let’s hope Tamron design their FE lenses from scratch.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 19:56 UTC
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