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 Lenovo Moto G5 Plus camera first impressions review (65 comments in total)

It still seems that smartphones are given a free pass because they only have their IQ examined at smartphone size. The 100% jpg's still blow chunks, painterly mush and over sharpened, what we used to get from cheap P&S 10 years ago. The IQ is only fit for social media.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 22:08 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (117 comments in total)
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Carerra: Also why doesnt DXO test Voigtländer how can we see how good these lenses really are?

Oh ha ha, that's hilarious, you should write speeches for dumbf with that drivel

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
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straylightrun: Fantastic news. RIP overpriced first party lenses. Now only the mindless talentless fanboy drones will buy them.

Yes meanwhile us "fanboys" have had the pleasure of shooting with a Canon 135 f/2L for the last 20 years, while you have been twiddling your thumbs hoping too one day Sigma can release one. It good to see Sigma SIgma finally offering lenses Nikon and Canon users have enjoyed for years, more competition is usually good.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: "The lens is weather-sealed ..."

It is pretty clear from the press release that there is only a rubber gasket around the mount, and some coatings on the front element. That is NOT weather sealing.

Other than that, that lens should give Canon and Nikon a run for their money, as always. But not as much as it could have, because a 24-70 f/2.8 is classically a 'workhorse' for most professionals, and durability is part of that equation. Why Sigma keeps omitting PROPER weather sealing from their lenses is beyond me.

Tamron's SP range is better built and has proper weather sealing. I'm hoping Tamron offers a 135 as well as it will have VC as well as good sealing, be lighter and cost a lot less than the Sigma

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 21:06 UTC
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stfn: 14mm f/1.8

For great photos in very narrow darkrooms.

@iudex

your sigma 18-35 is an APS-C lens, not FF, so corners will always be much better wide open. To produce a highly corrected f/1.8 @ 14mm is very hard and given the pricing will not be in the Otus range I'll be surprised if it really good wide open. Their 12-24 f/4 can't even boast great corners wide open.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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stfn: 14mm f/1.8

For great photos in very narrow darkrooms.

The 14 could be potentially an awesome choice for astrolandscapes, but let's see if coma is any good and if the corners are ok at f/1.8. If it needs to be stopped down to f/2,8 for decent performance then other options will probbably be better. I can't wait to see how it performs against the new Samyang XP 14 f/2.4.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:33 UTC
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thx1138: Clearly worth a gold reward and 93%!

Oh poor buthurt Sony fan, still crying after the A99II review.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 03:09 UTC

Clearly worth a gold reward and 93%!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 20:20 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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bluevaping: Pentamirror, eh no.

Did you just come out of a 20 year coma! All entry level DSLR's use pentaprism, that's why they are entry level. If they put a pentaprism you'd then complain it was too heavy, too tall and too dear and why didn't they put a pentamirror in it.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:06 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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pekr: We kind of got used to Canon ignoring 4K video. Well, no slow mo 120 fps FullHD video either. But now - no tilting external EVF is pretty much embarrassing and it mostly kills it for me ...

LOL just buy the optional EVF or M5 then and stop whining becuase Canon didn't custom build it to your exact specs.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:01 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)
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thx1138: Exactly why I don't care a damn when someone tells us their single copy of a lens is a dud and then proclaim to the world not to buy the rubbish as they must all be duds.

No company on earth has 100% QC, and with humans involved in the pipeline mistakes will always be made. Not every lens that is produced is rigorously tested, it's a statistical sampling process, so poor lenses can always get through to the customer. It's the % that matter. I would only be worried by consistent reports of trouble with a lens and these days that's not a common thing.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

Exactly why I don't care a damn when someone tells us their single copy of a lens is a dud and then proclaim to the world not to buy the rubbish as they must all be duds.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 05:17 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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Yxa: The Canon 85 1.2 weighes 1025g and the Sigma 85 Art is 1131g
106g not that huge difference

But the Canon is f/1.2 and still is smaller and lighter. The Sigma is a better lens but I find the size a put off and I'm used to big glass. I'd actually probably get the Tamron 85 f/1.8 truth be told. Still an excellent lens and competitive with most of these lenses and IS is most welcome at this FL. All of the current 85mm are sharp enough so with the Tamron at a fraction the price, size and weight it's ticks all the boxes and it's built better than the Sigma, which still can't even do weather sealing in this behemoth.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
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barrym1966: Need to get cameras into the shops to sell them

@Everythingis1

Indeed I would, and am considering either the a6500 or waiting for the A7RIII nice try but clearly you are clueless. Someone that just buys into a system no matter how many limitations it has more money than sense.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
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D200_4me: I like their sensors. Cameras, not so much.

I know many that did that and then sold their Sony and went back to a real camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
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barrym1966: Need to get cameras into the shops to sell them

They need to worry about ergonomics, battery life and lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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Donnie G: Canon is on track to become the #1seller of mirrorless ILCs worldwide before the end of this year as predicted. Their soon to be released M6 will help to seal the deal for them, but the M5 was clearly the right product at the right time. So while the couch potato CEOs here bashed Canon for being 'too late to the mirrorless party" or for not trying to match its competition spec for spec, Canon steadfastly stuck to their plan and grew a substantial base of real customers for their mirrorless products. Canon's ILC marketshare continues to grow. So who's marketshare is shrinking? :))

And won't dpreview and the fanbois be spewing, that is hilarious. I guess they'll call it fake news! 😂

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 19:38 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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Neuropsychology: is this just as sharp for EF mount? I think the dxo thing really relies on megapixels of the camera instead of lens right?

Yes theoretically the sensor resolution could limit the effective resolution of the lens, but there's no doubt in my mind the 5DsR would achieve well into the 40MP range as it's hard to believe the Sigma hits the wall magically at 36MP. If the Sigma can produce around 50MP on the 5DsR then with the rumoured 70MP+ sensors coming soon, it augers well.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 21:21 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Ok now put it on the A7RII to see if it can outresolve the Sony G Master.

The Sony is about superb bokeh as much as sharpness, the Sigma is probably a bit sharper but at this level who cares. I'd much rather have the smaller Sony, the Sigma's proportions are ridiculous and why I won't be selling my current Sigma 84 f/1.4 EX. I'll now wait for the Canon 85 f/1.4L IS or heck even see what the new Samyang 85 f/1.2 XP performs like.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
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steelhead3: Great Canon, recently released guide book for its complicated AF...after reading do I get a certificate suitable for framing?

DO you even own a 1DX II or will you read this guide for fun :o)

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 21:07 UTC
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