IvanM

Lives in South Africa Centurion, South Africa
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Joined on Sep 15, 2004
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Professional photographer with a love of documentary and landscape photography

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So the Eos M5 comes in at nr 4...no wonder Canon sells the most cameras...there is a huge divide between the critics and the consumer who actually buys these things...go figure!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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rrccad: Dual pixel came out with the 70D.

Canon has been continuing to market the M lineup to younger people and females, primarily focusing on the Asian market. They have been doing this quietly, and steadily and now have a #3 to #2 global mirrorless market share.

With such a limited investment, it's hard to even seriously suggest what they did was wrong. It just wasn't what a USA centric enthusiast wanted.

USA has been really an afterthought, and really for the mirrorless market, it still is.

It's kind of odd that you in the beginning talk about dual pixel af, and then later suggest that canon hasn't done anything innovative.

Has canon let down the mirrorless enthusiast? Certainly, but that isn't there bread and butter, and is such a small and densely packed sub-market that Nikon doesn't even want to enter at all.

I easily get more than 400 shots out of my m3 and then there is still power left in the battery...

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 13:35 UTC

Yes even more puzzling than Canon's mirrorless strategy is this article.....Barney what the heck are you trying to say here?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 13:32 UTC as 312th comment | 2 replies
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Deliverator: The M IV looks to be a little more than a stop short of DR when compared to the D810 at base ISO. Canon shooters should be delighted. For all practical purposes the sensor has caught up to the competition.

to me it looked like one could recover 4 stops...which is good, 80D looks ok for 3 stops, about the same as M3 and 5d3 around 2/3 stops so there is definitely an improvement....

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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Stephen Scharf: The M3 looks absolutely ridiculous attached to that 70-200/2.8. Joe Ogiba nailed it, Canon is clueless when it comes to mirrorless.

of course any long lens will look absolutely ridiculous on any small mirrorless camera, nonetheless it doesn't mean that it wont work....any small body is not optimal re handling attached to a large lens...its just the nature of the beast and complaining about it is about as usefull as complaining why a sports car is not a truck

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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shooter mclens: too bad canon is cannibalizing its M system. a more responsive AF and some fast lenses would make this a street shooting contender. maybe next time.

actually if you practice you can do street shooting, the flip up lcd helps plus a little bit of planning

Here is some of my street shots plus travel photography with the M3:http://thelazytravelphotographer.blogspot.co.za/2015/09/canon-eos-m3-review-third-time-lucky.html

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 13:42 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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doubledeej: I own both the M3 and the Sony a6000. And 9 times out of 10 I choose the M3 over the Sony. Why, if the Sony is supposedly a better camera?

1. Battery life. The article criticizes the M3 for its battery life, but in my experience the a6000 is much, much worse. Especially if the camera has been sitting around for a while since the last time the battery was charged. The M3 can go for months between charges if it isn't being used much.

2. UI. The a6000's user interface is awful compared to the M3. Difficult to find what you need. The layout of the M3's menu makes much more sense.

3. Autofocus with non-native lenses. The a6000 takes absolutely forever to focus with Canon EF lenses.

That said, I still find the M3 lacking. I wish there were more lenses. I wish it had DualPixel AF.

Just my two cents...

I have easily managed to get over 400 images on a battery with some power still left...
EVF makes it much better/easier to use with long zooms although the small form factor limits the handling...really shows mirror less bodies work better with smaller lenses
MF actually works better and is easie rthan AF on long lenses...large AF point/box in viewfinder is the culprit
For its price imo its ok and image quality up to 1600iso is good..
If you already have a Canon system it makes sense, if not one has to think twice...

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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stratplaya: Well, the Nikon D810 still has less noise.

well some guys are moire obsessed, others are DR obsessed, and some are obsessed with a particular brand, and well, that's just human nature and when we compare things we compare the best of what we like with the worst of what we dislike..... so I just chill and read most comments and reviews here with a pinch of salt...

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: For a camera over $3000 the dynamic range is complete s**t, despite the "dramatic improvements".

except of course if HDR is your thing and that is what you measure all cameras by, but for the rest of us, well.....even 2 stops works well enough...6 stops totally amazing technology and yes I can see maybe one or two times a year where it could be handy...but really is that all we measure a camera by?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 13:03 UTC
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MaxFury: So Canon just released a camera to compete with the Nikon D810 that is now almost 3 years old and falls behind miserably. lol
I wonder how much move dirt will the 5D IV eat once the D810's successor will be released in the very near future.
LMAO Classic Canon fail

Max, I just made a A1 print from a 400iso 6D image...and I'm blown away by the quality...its a distance subject incorporating deep shadows and bright highlights...and processed to see details in both, and I am wondering if we really really need better...if the 5d4 can deliver better results than the 6D I will be in heaven, and I'm sure the 810 from all accounts will be even better, but will we notice a difference on a A1 print size? ( How many photographers here has ever made a print at that size? ) and if not haven't we already reached 'more than good enough' even if viewed at 100% we can see a difference? And maybe the pixel peepers will be dismayed at how bad the 5d4, 5d3 and whatever compares to the latest from sony and Nikon, but really for the rest of us average Joe's we will be more concerned with our photography than whether x beats y....

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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George1958: i am looking forward to the opportunity to try one. I have the 7d mk Ii and the 6d, both criticised by the spec sheet jury and scorned by some for not having a Sony sensor. My end user experience has been very positive for both the 7d mk Ii and the 6d and I have every confidence the new 5d will not disappoint me.
I have previously used Nikon and Sony dlsr, and fuji mirror less cameras and had good experiences with them. In no way did they feel better or worse, just different. I settled on Canon because as a total experience they just feel right and natural in the hand almost to the point that I don't need to focus on the camera at all, only the photographic endeavour.

I think you've just about perfectly summed it up why so many photographers buy Canon...no matter what Rishi concludes....😀

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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makistza: If the dynamic range has improved enough from M3
and the dual pixel refocus in post has ~1cm range ( the miss shot of the eye) I will buy it.
Probably it will cost around 4000 but there are too many and expensive L lenses
and flashes I already own to think another company.
The Sony looks like a toy, no professional user can rely on that system,
at least for now, besides if every one year the Sony has a new upgrade then
your old Sony camera are worth nothing.
Just think about how much will be the price of a used Sony Alpha 7R II after 4 years.
It will be three or four models behind the 2020 flagship. It will be 500-700$ at the most.
So you will lose pretty much all your money if you invest to Sony.
The Nikon is a very respected and serious company with superior dynamic range BUT.
1. I don’t like the ergonomics.
2. The Canon lens are far better.
3. The cameras and the lenses they are too ugly for my taste.
My women, my cars and my cameras are and will be beautiful.

And with diminishing entry level camera sales profits are squeezed and therefore they will charge the max they can for each model....which if I was them I would also do....the demand is certainly there . The original M was heavily discounted probably because at the oroginal price point it didn't sell, understandably, so if the 5d4 holds its price it will be a good indicator of strong sales, priced as much as the marked will bear...

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: The dual pixel AF hints at the potential advantage Canon would have if it ever brings out a FF mirrorless camera.

Mirrorless would allow real time preview of the scene. Something an OVF will never do. Many of the issues in the wedding examples would be solved by a mirrorless camera even without a huge improvement in DR.

Imagine if Canon made its evf compatible with its dslr's....the evf fits perfectly in the hot shoe and although a bit unwieldy would work...it would also give them good feedback on the actual demand for an evf.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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Richmondthefish: Ouch, literally almost twice as expensive as the Pentax K1. Cool camera with 4k but seems very pricey

But here's the thing, for most of us switching systems is not an option, and sure in DR etc, Canon may never match Sony and Nikon, but it is the best all round Canon at the moment, and for most of us that is more than good enough....in fact this may be too good for me personally....for my type of photography a 6d is just perfect taking everything including price and the larger system into account..

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 04:36 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I can't see how anyone who watched that DPAF video is anything less than blown away. This will do for videography today what the 5D2 did when it came out. This is huge, FF 4K or not.

But still image quality wise the 80d in my experience is no match for a ff sensor especially above 400iso, and of course it has no 4K....

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 04:08 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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makistza: If the dynamic range has improved enough from M3
and the dual pixel refocus in post has ~1cm range ( the miss shot of the eye) I will buy it.
Probably it will cost around 4000 but there are too many and expensive L lenses
and flashes I already own to think another company.
The Sony looks like a toy, no professional user can rely on that system,
at least for now, besides if every one year the Sony has a new upgrade then
your old Sony camera are worth nothing.
Just think about how much will be the price of a used Sony Alpha 7R II after 4 years.
It will be three or four models behind the 2020 flagship. It will be 500-700$ at the most.
So you will lose pretty much all your money if you invest to Sony.
The Nikon is a very respected and serious company with superior dynamic range BUT.
1. I don’t like the ergonomics.
2. The Canon lens are far better.
3. The cameras and the lenses they are too ugly for my taste.
My women, my cars and my cameras are and will be beautiful.

Well when you make money out of the device I suppose it could be called an investment, no? I have invested in a 24tilt & shift lens and it has paid for itself many many times over shooting interiors and architecture, and the wifi capability of my 6d has been a great tool showing clients my images of their products etc....so Yes I would say both have been great investments...

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 04:06 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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ttran88: After seeing this release I'm truly thankful that Nikon, Sony and Pentax all release their own full frame cameras we can choose from.

Yes and it's this intense competition that keeps on driving innovation and excellence...and I am also truly thankful that Canon makes a cheaper 6 d version, although if I could afford the 5d4 I would snap it up in a hearbeat!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 20:27 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Any chance a 6D II is on the horizon? It's been, what, 4 years now?

In a way I'm glad the 6dmk2 will only be here in 2017... My 6d will be 3jrs old come November and if I can use it for another year before replacing it it will be just grand Ito value for money. I have used it for almost every possible shooting situation and still marvel at how good the image quality is.I still use my 10 year old Mamiya ZD and that's like a dynasaur compared to the modern cameras, but it still delivers in spades...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Canon invents the ultimate sensor based AF system and then only puts it in cameras with a mirror and Optical Finders. And they use old crummy Compact camera tech in their Mirrorless system. Makes absolutely no sense at all! It's like having air conditioning standard on cars you sell in Canada, but not even an option on cars sold in Dubai.

The path for Canon to really compete in mirrorless seems obvious. A camera like the GX85 with a built in EVF and dual-pixel and you'd have a hit. Launch it with a couple more primes along the lines of the 22mm f2 and you'd have m4/3 and Sony APS-C feeling worried.

I 'm sure Canon if they wanted to could easily fit the 80d battery in the m3, with the added benefit of a bigger grip....there is no reason imo why mirror less cameras have to be 'Impractically tiny'...

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Canon invents the ultimate sensor based AF system and then only puts it in cameras with a mirror and Optical Finders. And they use old crummy Compact camera tech in their Mirrorless system. Makes absolutely no sense at all! It's like having air conditioning standard on cars you sell in Canada, but not even an option on cars sold in Dubai.

The path for Canon to really compete in mirrorless seems obvious. A camera like the GX85 with a built in EVF and dual-pixel and you'd have a hit. Launch it with a couple more primes along the lines of the 22mm f2 and you'd have m4/3 and Sony APS-C feeling worried.

Agreed!!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 05:02 UTC
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