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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thx1138: Ok this might sound strange but I'd like to see how this stacks up against the Nikon D500 in a wildlife shootout. Similar pixel density, Nikon's AF is superb, so the Sony will have to deliver big time, but if it's competitive, there are lot's of other reasons I'd choose a FF over a cropper these days. Already use a 5DsR rather than 7DII and only really miss the speed, but 12fps makes that a moot point

Well let's leave the hyperbole to Rishi, and wait and see how it actually performs in real world. Great cameras aren't made by great specs.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
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thx1138: Ok sounds like a beast and perfect for wildlife. Anybody know how the Sigma 150-600 C performs on Sony A mount?

Ok I agree Tamron G2 would be my first choice, but weird B&H list Sigma as offering A mount version of 150-600C, not the S version though.

Also the new Sigma 500 f/4 will be available in A mount, so no need to rely on Sony's overpriced rip-off, that is heavier.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 05:02 UTC

Ok this might sound strange but I'd like to see how this stacks up against the Nikon D500 in a wildlife shootout. Similar pixel density, Nikon's AF is superb, so the Sony will have to deliver big time, but if it's competitive, there are lot's of other reasons I'd choose a FF over a cropper these days. Already use a 5DsR rather than 7DII and only really miss the speed, but 12fps makes that a moot point

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:42 UTC as 43rd comment | 9 replies

Ok sounds like a beast and perfect for wildlife. Anybody know how the Sigma 150-600 C performs on Sony A mount?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:31 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (177 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: We need more info on the video specs. Looks like it has the 20MP sensor, so what's the crop factor for 4K? And, does it record 10bit 4:2:2 4K incamera? Is the camera SDXC U3 capable, fully utilizing the double row of contacts? Or maybe it has a newer memory card slot (not SD).

6K is 19.4MP, so it'll be tight if it's 20MP. I wonder if they'll use the an all new sensor and go slightly higher on the res.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
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Jim Hully: What is it with these heavy/large f/4 zooms? I have two from Canon (16-35 & 24-70) and they are almost as big as their f/2.8 counterparts. Even the Nikon equivalents look fat! I had hoped this 12-100mm would be a bit smaller & lighter, never mind the price. Fortunately, my attention is turned to the trio of new f/2.8-4 lenses from Panny/Leica. That 12-60mm looks perfect for my needs.

Hilarious, complaining about a 12-100 f/4 that only weighs a 560g. And just how would you alter physics to come up with a lighter version, oh wait let me guess you'd rather have another f/5.6 version, to join the other hordes of slow lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:35 UTC
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dash2k8: I'm eagerly awaiting the 12-24mm, though the price has reduced the eagerness by quite a bit. If the IQ is as good as the rest of the Art line, the initial sticker shock will wear off quickly for me. Can't wait.

I already own several 85mm lenses in both Canon and Nikon formats (f/1.2 and f/1.4 respectively, plus other apertures) so the Sigma 85mm might not have a place in my bag. Damn you Sigma for waiting too long to get this out!

Stop whining about the price, for god's sake Canon charges 3k+ for their 11-24. It's incredibly difficult to design a highly corrected UUWA prime let alone zoom. This looks like a bargain, if you want to cry about prices buy Leica or Otus.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:28 UTC
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tonkis: It is totally unfair, Sony managers reading canon users forums, knows that they ask, wants .... and almost all their willings incorporated in the Sony a99 ii body.

Only works one-way, Canikon don't care what we really want, if they do listen it's only to pros and their needs aren't often aligned with ours

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:21 UTC
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mjflower: Another disappointing release from Canon.. If they were serious about mirrorless surely they could make a full frame model (and throw in a few more pixels or fun)! Will that be the M1? ;) Touch AF is a great addition IMO and I enjoy that on my GX8 and the AF depth(?) is a welcome feature to prevent slipping into background focus that seems to be a bit of a problem on my m4/3 system compared to my DSLR system. Pity they couldn't manage a mechanical optical inbody image stabiliser though.. Looks good with the Dual Pixel AF (haven't seen that in the wild yet though) but won't be buying until they offer full frame and then they can take my money!. Better be quick though, Sony is looking enticing and would have already gone if it wasn't for mega bucks invested in great glass and a few other little issues..like noone making a decent adapter!! ;)

Prove to me or any one why FF mirrorless makes sense. I want a complete analysis and pros and cons of mirrorless and why FF is the way to go. IMO only m4/3 and APS-C make any sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 02:09 UTC
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PanchoVilla: I'd be crying if I were a Fuji X user. This seems to be the new APS-C mirrorless king!

This is a great camera in search of some fast(er) lenses. Lens line-up is sadly lacking even more so if the AF proves useful for doing action work like birding and sports. I'm a Canon DSLR user but a m4/3 user for mirrorless because they have such great lenses. Canon is light years behind and offering a crappy f/6.3 zoom doesn't inspire confidence things will get better any time soon.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:07 UTC
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MrTaikitso: I just read about this on Engadget, and thought, finally, Canon have innovated in their industrial and handling design. (M3 was dull and lacking in features.) Then I noticed it does not support 4K, which is now vital for prosumers. NO sale. What a huge waste!

4K is an easy whipping post, sounds great until you have to process it. Lot's of nosie by a tiny minority about it's absence that 99% of people don't care about. Another 2 years before it will become standard on all but entry level.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:04 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1595 comments in total)
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rrccad: you mention no peaking / zebra... did they drop that from the M3? the M3 had focus peaking.

They also claim the AF is contrast detect off the sensor which it patently is NOT.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:00 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1595 comments in total)
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beavertown: Now Canon is taking mirrorless seriously while Nikon is leaving this market by killing the N1. Canon's marketing decisions seem to be more accurate than Nikon.

Who said Nikon is leaving mirrorless market. The world did not end with the 1" mirrorless sensor. Keep your ears to the ground you may be surprised.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 06:58 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1595 comments in total)
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bluevaping: Announcing this EOS M5 at the same time as a full frame DSLR lens is no coincidence. You may need this to go with your kit. Uh huh right...

You mean advertising new products just before the worlds largest photographic gear show is somehow cynical. Uh huh right.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 06:52 UTC

The camera had DPAF and yet you list contrast detect AF on sensor. It's phase detect on sensor via 24 million pixels

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:48 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1595 comments in total)
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kingslayer: A grand for this? I would've pre order if it was $699.

Ok then how much is the Sony a6300 worth?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: the prices are too high..

True of all camera gear, which is part of the reason sales are falling.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)
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eno2: Nice review, but you forgot to mention the huge 1,75x crop factor in 4K UHD in "Cons" rubric.

And they also forgot to mention that the Sony A7RII produces it's best 4k video from it's similar super 35 crop mode, not it's FF mode. So what's your point?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 21:28 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Excellent and timely review, good job DPReviewers!

One niggle: "Optimization of AF settings takes practice and experience" , is this not a truism for any device? I just assume this for any of the cameras that you review.

That's why Canon has done the work for you and presented 6 cases. If you can't do most of your shooting with the 6 presets you can then further fine tune them, but hardly necessary for most people. Case 2 covers a hell of a a lot of territory, it's not a complex as you make out. Heck leaving it on the default of Case 1 will allow people to just pick up the camera and get excellent results in Servo mode. Sounds like you are trying to make the camera sound harder to use and get good results than it really is.

The most complex thing is setting up custom controls the most efficiently, lot's of settings and a many buttons to map settings to.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (58 comments in total)
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thx1138: Those MTF's from the 14mm if true are ridiculously good, but are they back to front, I'd expect the 85mm to have the better MTF curves, not an UWA 14mm.

Even so they are almost unbelievably good , go and look at any other 14 f/2.8 curves or any other UWA lenses at f/8, nothing comes remotely close. These are almost supertele grade.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
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