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

Comments

Total: 866, showing: 161 – 180
« First‹ Previous7891011Next ›Last »
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

Mssimo: Does it still have 11 stops of dynamic range?

There is mention of improved shadow noise, so shadow DR may actually be a bit better. I can push the 1DX shadows 2.5 stops so a any improvement will be nice and if they have eliminated banding completely like the 7D II it should be pretty good for pushing the shadows.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
In reply to:

Gesture: A suitable paradox. The industry is challenged even with so vast a global audience, but the overall products are clearly superb technologically and artistically. The caliber of main line cameras from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, etc. is phenomenal. The digital era has redefined what it means "to see."

And alas (for them) there is not so much need for upgrade of cameras when they are already so good. Also the response of Nikon and surely others will follow is to increase prices a sure fire way to increase sales said no body ever!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 07:10 UTC

So a few years ago when anyone complained about the lack of EVF options they were ridiculed by the fan boys. I wonder now that pretty much every mirrorless has an EVF option what these peanuts will have to say.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 08:20 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)

The author must be blind. The RAW DR test clearly shows the Fuji at +4EV is actually slightly worse than the Nikon at +5EV and much worse at +5EV. Also it's clearly not ISO invariant, the ISO 200 + 4 EV boost is noticeably worse than the ISO 800 +2EV boost. It seems +3EV is best you can do.

Also the studio scene shows the Nikon reveals finer detail.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 07:41 UTC as 269th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

Gesture: Regardless, who would have thought that Leica would be able to introduce so many models within the last 5-6 years.

And alas still only for the rich. Of all the camera makers to finally do something wonderful in the UW segment it had to be Leica, the last thing we needed. Still plaudits for doing what all the other pathetically slack companies haven't. I really thought after Nikon offered a 1" sensor in their AW1 it would finally usher in a new era, but als the market is still saturated with utter crap, tiny sensored cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wubslin: 'faux leather'

Stopped reading right there. Goodbye Fuji, you won't be missed.

We prefer the term pleather, sounds more impressive.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 08:59 UTC
In reply to:

DavidsfotosDotCom: No Wide Angle.
No Fast Lens, so not much use below 25' most the time.
No Raw.
No Time Laps.
The only reason this camera should be water proof to 50' is if you drop it off you yatch while anchored in 49' it will not be damaged, (it comes ruined from the factory so that is not a issue)!
Don't buy this for underwater use, BOYCOTT.

So funny and so true.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 08:38 UTC

Yes the prices are crazy, but the lenses are works of art, pure lens porn. Ah to see real distance scale engravings, those were the days.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:44 UTC as 12th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
In reply to:

AEY: Body so big but 4k so tiny 3 min per clip. Why??

Yet the 4 yo Canon 1DC does not have a 3 min limitation and the 4K video is better. What on earth has Nikon been doing for 4 years on it's video tech?

http://www.eoshd.com/2016/01/nikon-d5-versus-canon-1d-c-cinematic-4k-video-wins/

This sums up the D5's video capability
"It’s hard to believe why Nikon with no professional cinema range to protect or segment their other cameras from can F*** it up so massively by failing to put even the most basic of commonly requested video features into their flagship $6500 camera, not even something as simple as focus peaking."

and

"Also puzzling is that even technically the D5 compares so poorly to most of the competition for 4K video in the consumer market, let alone the pro market. Technically speaking the crop meanwhile is a further embarrassment as is the dated 8bit codec. Even Samsung can do a 6.5K full pixel readout on their $1500 consumer camera, the NX1, thus avoiding any reduction in field of view. "

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
In reply to:

PKDanny: Waiting! PENTAX FULL FRAME is coming soon!!!

And in no way shape or form will be a competitor for the D5, so what's the point exactly?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 01:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
In reply to:

Morpho Hunter: Oh wow .. they still make cameras this big ....... err ...... why?

Same with the 1DX, even chimping a lot and shooting RAW, with IS lenses you can easily get 1500 shots. With jpg, and no chimping, well over 2500 is possible.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
In reply to:

Nick932: Finally something more expensive than a Leica and everybody accepts the price as normal £5199. For about £250 you get a lot more than than a Leica SL. you get R(SLR), Size, Weight.

I don't accept the price as normal. It's frankly ludicrous in 2016 and such trying market conditions. I worked for Canon at one stage and I can tell you the profit margin on the 1 series cameras was huge, well over 50% and Nikon would be no different. They could sell this for $4000UD and still make a lot of money, but no Nikon and Canon think super high prices is the road to salvation, not that Sony is any less delusional.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
Total: 866, showing: 161 – 180
« First‹ Previous7891011Next ›Last »