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 X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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AshMills: Can someone confirm the crop for 4K video, have seen conflicting reports.

Yes it is a slightly larger than super 35mm crop and is 8.8MP 4096 x 2160. And before you complain the A7RII UHD output is far better in it's crop mode than it's FF mode.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 23:54 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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dwill23: Sad canon won't release this dual-pixel AF in any FF camera under this price point like Sony does. It's left to APSc cameras like my 70D and EOSM3 cameras. I'm about to ditch canon because they hold back that tech just to sell these type cameras. I had my credit card in hand for the new 5DS/R until I found out no live view AF, or at least, their fast "dual pixel" which Canon can 'magically' turn on with a firmware update on their $5000 video cameras. PFFF

I want the 6D mark II (if there'll be such a camera) to have dual pixel AF or i'm selling all my gear.

Crap, the 5DIV and 6D II will all have this dpaf sensors soon enough. The tech was not ready for the 5DsR and frankly they would have troubles making a 100 million pixel sensor at this stage. I'm sure in a few years we will even see it in 5DsR replacement.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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1DXMARKII: Anything about dynamic range and high iso?

We'll appreciate for this.
Dynamic range
New focusing system

Performance at low iso(100) high iso(6400) extreme iso(51200)

Comparison with the predessor ,1dx

It is looking much better on IQ especially noise and ability to push shadows (but we need RAWS to confirm) and AF is markedly better. Don't let the Sony sorry dpreview staff give you any doubts about how good this update is going to be. Canon has done a disservice by understating how much better this camera will perform and even hiding the new sensor tech such as on chip ADC.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 23:50 UTC
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)
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Retzius: If they wait long enough they can call it the D550

Nikon is skipping the D500 and releasing the D500s given the usual problems that will plague the camera. Might as well be proactive for once.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 23:46 UTC
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humbala: I am confused.. Isn't a6000 can do 11 fps with continuous autofocus?

Like wow and awesome, fully sic even

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 05:08 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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barry reid: Oh dear. Another 2x-70 FE zoom and another 85/90mm prime from the brain-dead half sits who run Sony. Guys please try to think about product differentiation. There's a reason Canon have a 24-105 and Nikon a 24-120 - people like the extra reach. Idiots.

But they have so many lens options it's not costing you other FL ranges. Sony priorities are weird.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 05:04 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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Bhima78: Is there a reason to copy canon on making the telephoto zoom lens look like a stormtrooper instead of black? Is it because the lens overheats often or something?

At least Canon actually have a good reason for the white lenses, do Sony use fluorite elements?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 05:02 UTC
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thx1138: So finally Sony announces fast lens for it's E mount FF cameras and the fantasy that this is a lightweight system is now dispelled. Sony deliberately only released slow lenses when the A7 twins first launched to con people into how small and light this system is compared to DSLR. The A7R II comes along almost 50% heavier than A7R and now we finally see their fast lenses as heavy or heavier than DSLR FF equivalents. So A7R II + 70-200 only weighs a few hundred grams less than a D810/5DsR + 70-200, but will handle worse.

Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better. I wasn't conned because I knew the truth and didn't buy into the system.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:42 UTC
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Satyaa: Excellent camera going by the specs.

The one feature in this model that I consider as ground-breaking is the uninterrupted live view display up to 8 fps. That is one area where mirrorless cameras were always discounted in any comparisons with DSLRS.

This is still the first camera (we don't yet know how well it works) but I see the potential of this. I hope that the pros start using mirrorless cameras for fast action.

The other big camera makers have been reluctant to get into mirrorless and have been justifying big DSLRs for that feature alone. I think that they have to plan their DLSR end-game.

The year of good cameras so far... D5/D500, X-Pro2, Pen F, 1D X, and now this... I hope people have money saved for all this :)

What's the bad part?
...

The specs overall are very average. Take away the AF and it's almost bottom of the class.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
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thx1138: Gee dpreview bit over-the-top with the headline, no Sony bias going on here of course.

While some specs are excellent others are pitiful:

1/160 flash x-sync
USB 2
Only 802.11n
1/4000
Rear LCD only 921kp
No touch screen
No GPS
No weather sealing

These specs alone see this as a $600 camera, but it seems Sony thinks their AF is worth $400

Still more impressed with Fuji's offerings.

Weather sealed, that's hilarious. Go own take this out in the rain, I dare you.

Good to be able to see life through rose tinted glasses. You can justify any crappy spec you like but doesn't make them any less crappy especially at this so-called flagship price poiunt. They are fine on an entry level camera not one starting at $1000 and clearly some of these specs are worst in class.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:09 UTC

So finally Sony announces fast lens for it's E mount FF cameras and the fantasy that this is a lightweight system is now dispelled. Sony deliberately only released slow lenses when the A7 twins first launched to con people into how small and light this system is compared to DSLR. The A7R II comes along almost 50% heavier than A7R and now we finally see their fast lenses as heavy or heavier than DSLR FF equivalents. So A7R II + 70-200 only weighs a few hundred grams less than a D810/5DsR + 70-200, but will handle worse.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:18 UTC as 55th comment | 9 replies

Gee dpreview bit over-the-top with the headline, no Sony bias going on here of course.

While some specs are excellent others are pitiful:

1/160 flash x-sync
USB 2
Only 802.11n
1/4000
Rear LCD only 921kp
No touch screen
No GPS
No weather sealing

These specs alone see this as a $600 camera, but it seems Sony thinks their AF is worth $400

Still more impressed with Fuji's offerings.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:09 UTC as 160th comment | 5 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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thx1138: So why am I reading on other sites that dpreview aren't impressed with the 1D II AF and think the Nikon D5 is much better.

I suspected so Rishi, but these clowns are obviously just slinging mud and saying with authority you have already dismissed it as inferior to help boost their credibility.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:13 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)

So why am I reading on other sites that dpreview aren't impressed with the 1D II AF and think the Nikon D5 is much better.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 08:38 UTC as 38th comment | 9 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: This is a camera for those who want to shoot sports and do sports, all at the same time.

Or from another point of view, it is a camera to spend money on and make money from.

You forgot the probably larger audience of those that do wildlife.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 05:42 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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spiderhunter: It would be good if advancement in technology meant smaller camera sizes.

You may disagree, but that doesn't change physics, so stop complaining to Canon or Nikon and talk to the alien master race that created the universe.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 05:37 UTC
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Segaman: Mommy look, another camera from Canon that has so so DR.
(Mom) Well its not for landscape you idiot, its for sport and wildlife.
Well can I still come to Dpreview and troll about any Canon stuff?
Of course, its the right place for that, cause the majority is like you, and dpreview would lose too many members if they would apply some serious anti trolling.

Mommy should check if he's fully tarded.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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Photoman: Sorry Canon. You left a lot of 1D X customers disappointed and if there not shooting sports, you will see customer buying current/future mirrorless cameras.

So Photoman you did a survey in the last few hours did you of 1DX owners. How big was the sample size, would 1 be a good estimate?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:52 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
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Joed700: Okay, it's great to see something new from Canon. However, the fact that there is no mention of improvement in DR worries me. Also, this baby is $500 less that the Nikon D5 confirms my suspicion...Canon usually charge way more than Nikon....

GO to any sports event and you'll about a 5:1 white to black lens ratio. !DX is still the king and I'm sure 1DX II and D5 will perform very closely and those that use these sorts of cameras aren't measurebators just hung up on DR. The 1DX has very little trouble with it's so-called mediocre 11.8 stops of DR, this sensor maybe be a bit better at least in the shadows and anybody complaining about 12 stops DR has too much time on there hands. YEs of course more would be nice, but for me it's things like AF ability and high ISO noise that rule. Other features are icing on the cake.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)
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Porsche 91730: The specs on the 1DX Mk II are impressive. But I would like to see how it actually performs in the hands of pros and amateurs before making the plunge to purchase one. For the time being, I am going to be sticking with my 1DX Mk I.

Best Regards,

Roman :-)

Not many 1DX owners would rush out to buy this. I'll probably wait 6-8 months like I did for the 1DX before deciding. That will give me plenty of time to see how early adopters are finding it's performance compared to 1DX and D5

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:46 UTC
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