Thomas Richter

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This DOF scale on the 55 mk2 does not look real. If you look at the f4 mark, it seems to cover the range from infinity down to roughly 1.5m. That can't be true. Do the Chinese think those marks are just for beautification? ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2021 at 13:53 UTC as 1st comment

I think what is more needed is a decent and fast 18mm for APS-C...love that 28mm equiv FOV.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2020 at 08:22 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Did they fix the overheating? - I prefer you just tell me the answer. A simple yes or no will suffice ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 07:56 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

Two things: I find it hard to believe that it took Fuji so many years to find out that people want larger grips. So it was intentional crippling. Now they are under pressure and release that crippled feature. Secondly, I find it unlikely that this camera will boost sales overall. Why yet another SLR style mirrorless while dropping the rangefinder style?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2020 at 06:57 UTC as 178th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon's new RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM (193 comments in total)
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Thomas Richter: Big, ugly, slower than the thirty year old ef 85/1.8. Let‘s hope for optical qualities then...

Just wondering why Canon does not make an 85mm f1.4 like other vendors. Guess their strategy is to widen the gap between pro and consumer lenses, so you really got to paid $3k to get anything decent.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 10:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6 (305 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Now that the early adopters have helped sort out the problems with the first Canon R models (thanks, by the way), I wonder how long before Canon ups the megapixels to 25 or 30 in a R6 mkII. It seems obvious this is what comes next, and it would still provide adequate differentiation from the R5.

Sensor development and manufacturing is very expensive. Canon would have to sell loads of cameras to recover the cost.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 20:49 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM (193 comments in total)

Big, ugly, slower than the thirty year old ef 85/1.8. Let‘s hope for optical qualities then...

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 20:34 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS R5: The long game ends with a big leap (682 comments in total)

The things I expect when upgrading my Canon DSLR in order of importance:
- better off-center (eye) AF than DSLR
- availability of decent native RF f4 zooms
- more DR at hi and low ISO
- two card slots of same type
- battery life on par with A7III
- decent 1080p
Note 4k and 8k is not on the list ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 06:55 UTC as 54th comment

Why is it that I only learn about significant shortcomings of a camera after it has been discontinued? Have had this "aha" effect a couple of times now.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 07:07 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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Thomas Richter: If the M system had decent lenses and for 500 EUR this would be a buy. LOL

For a compact travel camera my first lens would be a standard zoom, meaning: at least 28mm, better 24mm equiv. at the wide end. The only native M lens with that property is the 15-45 and that is certainly not a decent lens for an enthusiast. The mechanical quality alone disqualifies it. All the 18 to something zooms are 29mm equiv and no, I am not willing to make further compromises beyond 28mm, it's 2020 guys at Canon. It also seems like the 18-55 was discontinued.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 06:53 UTC

If the M system had decent lenses and for 500 EUR this would be a buy. LOL

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2020 at 06:55 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
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Thomas Richter: When will we get a lens roadmap from Canon? Or do they still think they are the kings of the industry...giving customers a little bit less of everything at a slightly higher price? With the current line up of ultra expensive lenses the "R" is simply a hard buying decision, so I will hold back my money and I believe many others will do so too.

I think Canon are shooting themselves in the foot by holding back information. I would be willing to upgrade some of my EF lenses but have decided not to because I see advantages in mirrorless. However without knowing when or if ever I can buy reasonably priced zoom triplets (say f4) I am not going to buy into a new system. Basta. (And DPR are shooting themselves by requiring me to solve 3 captchas each time I log on. What are they thinking...)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 10:19 UTC

When will we get a lens roadmap from Canon? Or do they still think they are the kings of the industry...giving customers a little bit less of everything at a slightly higher price? With the current line up of ultra expensive lenses the "R" is simply a hard buying decision, so I will hold back my money and I believe many others will do so too.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 08:08 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies

1700€ for a crop camera body and still not a single decent standard zoom available for it. Thank you very much.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 07:31 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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crashpc: I was about to buy this little beast, but 1150€? Come on! That's a joke.

Exactly! I am still enjoying my NEX-3N which I picked up for 299€ including kit lens. And that lens is not f6.3 and has a metal mount...

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 09:19 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: I was hoping a prime or two would have been announced also

I even own a Sony mirrorless. The native lens series for M is no better, but at least DPAF focuses well in low light (at least I assume so, for the M5 we will have to wait and see).

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: I was hoping a prime or two would have been announced also

Sure I did:
> accurate AF
rules out most PDAF below 5Dmk3 level
> decent/affordable lenses.
rules out all Sony mirrorless.
> AF should work in low light.
rules out Sony mirrorless mostly (except maybe A7R2)
> No broken sensors please,
rules out Fuji
> not smaller than APS-C?
rules out all m4/3

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:05 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: I was hoping a prime or two would have been announced also

Just saying that any system, even with adapters, that fulfills the mentioned requirements, is a step forward. Sure we would all like to have all thinkable lenses in native format, perfect IQ, and low cost on any mount, but that is just not going to happen.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 17:10 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: I was hoping a prime or two would have been announced also

Not necessarily. I am looking for accurate AF and decent/affordable lenses. AF should work in low light. So where else do I get this? (Not considering $4k bodies with super PDAF). No broken sensors please, not smaller than APS-C?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:35 UTC

The range of adjustment is smaller than the focus shift of the EF24-70 f4L.
LOL

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 07:26 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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