DjangoChained

Joined on Aug 18, 2017

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CaPi: I really enjoyed the review and your sense of humor. Thanks for that.

That said - as none of these lenses are meant to be used on another system, it is a bit of an academic comparison for most, isnt it.
If you own a Canon RF or a Nikon Z body.. these are your only choices to buy and you cant use the others in the comparison can you?

@CaPi: Personally I'm not in the market for a 70-200 2.8.
I am, however, in the market for a new camera system. For me, it is very important to have a good travel/super zoom, since that will be the lens I'm going to be using while traveling most of the time.
And therefore, the availability and quality of super zooms is a crucial factor in my decision; for example, I probably won't choose Fuji X because the 16-80 f4 is just not good enough compared to RF 24-240 and Z 24-200.

And if I were a user of 70-200mm lenses, this comparison would be highly interesting for me. Honestly, the small size of the RF 70-200 could be a strong argument in favor of EOS R.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2020 at 09:40 UTC
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CaPi: I really enjoyed the review and your sense of humor. Thanks for that.

That said - as none of these lenses are meant to be used on another system, it is a bit of an academic comparison for most, isnt it.
If you own a Canon RF or a Nikon Z body.. these are your only choices to buy and you cant use the others in the comparison can you?

Yes but if you are not yet invested in a system, comparisons like that can be very helpful in reaching a decision!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 12:20 UTC
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themountainphotographer: I de-Googled myself during lockdown. It's going to stay that way.

What are you using for search and maps?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 19:36 UTC

Yes sure, nothing I'd rather do than helping one of the richest companies in the world lower their mechanical turk costs! I'll get right to it!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 18:27 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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Dantist: There are some benchmarks around already. CPU wise M1 seems to be similar to, say, i7 9700K, which is 350$ for chip only, and apparently not nearly as energy efficient... Just google cpu monkey M1, there are tons of comparisons with other systems already. The new macs are clearly not ultimate performance machines, but not too shabby either. If the software you require runs native, of course. I’ll personally wait for 16’ MBP, which shall be more powerful, and perhaps come with more ram/storage. Will come with more software too :)

Holy Christ look at the numbers for the A14(!): https://www.anandtech.com/show/16226/apple-silicon-m1-a14-deep-dive/4
That's mind boggling, truly.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 22:52 UTC
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DjangoChained: So does it have a Sim card or what?

But how does the SSD help me sharing the photos I just edited. Don't get this at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2020 at 17:20 UTC

So does it have a Sim card or what?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2020 at 12:23 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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Och Elo: I've used both cameras with their respective cheap kit lenses. Just to state the obvious, the Z5 is objectively better in almost any metric that makes a camera a camera. As far as the kit lenses, I found performance to be quite similar from 24-50, so the 24-105 has a huge advantage by virtue of also have the option to use 51-105. I'm not sure if many consumers are just buying a FF camera+kit lens and stopping these days, but if that was the plan I think the RP by virtue of the kit lens having better range AND overall being cheaper would probably be the better bet.

But you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not investing it at least 1 prime lens. The Z 50mm 1.8s is a superb lens, but for the price of that kit if you go with Canon you could pretty much get the 35mm 1.8 AND the new 85mm f/2.

Not the case here at all. In Germany, the RF 35mm and the Z50mm go for the same price.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 10:32 UTC
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Breakfastographer 2: "Best handling
Best displays
Best image quality
Best lens lineup
Best autofocus"

Should have just made "Best IBIS" the first category and cut five minutes from the video.

Yeah I'm happy they mentioned weather sealing and dual card slots at the end, but how they could forget IBIS is seriously beyond me.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 10:29 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: Another R/Z article wich totally ignores the native lens selection and close mounts problems.

Look, it's almost impossible to buy truly bad body in 2020. It's the lens prices and selection wich swing the customer to one brand or another. And argue about it to the death, lenses like Tamron 28-75 or Sigma 100-400 is a very compelling reason to swing to Sony despite A7 III being slightly more expensive in Europe. In return you will sure save a lot on the native glass.

And don't start about the kit lenses. As was mentioned below 'kit lens photographer' is a fantasy in dedicated FF camera market. Today, this is a niche for informed enthusiast to begin with.

The A7 III is not "slightly more expensive", in Germany it's currently 800 Euro more expensive than the RP, body only. That's going in the range of twice the price.

That being said, the Tamron lenses do make a strong argument in favor of Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 10:27 UTC

Please Fuji show Crop some love - it really seems like all other major manufacturers have given up on providing small, travel friendly camera systems.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 15:19 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
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DjangoChained: Yeah as an owner of an Android TV, I think it is a terrible idea to have Android run on a camera. Android gets outdated really fast, having security issues and all -> your hardware cannot support newer Android versions -> your apps stop working.
For my TV, it means it will be just a display for my Shield.
What it means for a camera, no idea yet.

I really believe that the Canon way of establishing good reliable connectivity between phone and camera is the way to go. Lightroom CC runs on the phone anyway.

Even cameras which don't run Android, see for example https://cameratimes.org/new-security-firmware-updates-for-11-canon-cameras/

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2020 at 05:40 UTC

Yeah as an owner of an Android TV, I think it is a terrible idea to have Android run on a camera. Android gets outdated really fast, having security issues and all -> your hardware cannot support newer Android versions -> your apps stop working.
For my TV, it means it will be just a display for my Shield.
What it means for a camera, no idea yet.

I really believe that the Canon way of establishing good reliable connectivity between phone and camera is the way to go. Lightroom CC runs on the phone anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2020 at 02:33 UTC as 212th comment | 9 replies
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Mortal Lion: The iPhone sounded muted to me me. Sony clearly had the best sound and Pana sounded better in some shots. for 4K you are going to need a selfiestick obviously. Please stop Jordan from doing that again. It is scary. I am 50cm away from a 27" 4k screen mkay?

To my untrained ear, the iPhone sounded by far the worst. Audio quality like from the inside of a tin can.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2020 at 11:13 UTC
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: Canon has one affordable and small, lightweight lens - the 35mm prime. An R6/5 plus a couple of lenses will weigh as much if not more than my old DSLR and cost over £5000. I'm tempted by Canon but the weight and cost penalty is just too much at the moment.

I think the R6 is really overpriced, but when it comes to more affordable lenses, I guess the situation is not so bleak:
Besides the 35mm, there is also the 85mm f2, and a 50mm f2 is coming.

Regarding zooms, the 24-105 4-7.1 and the 24-240 4-6.3 are consumer friendly.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2020 at 08:03 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR (551 comments in total)

On one hand, I think it is an amazing lens. The price is in 85mm f1.4 territory; since the results should be similar, the price seems reasonable to me.

On the other hand I wonder if that is really the lens the Fuji X lineup needed? Portraiture was not exactly a gap in Fuji X. I haven't heard a lot of complaints about the 56mm f1.2, and sure, half a stop is half a stop, but it seems kind of redundant to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 05:24 UTC as 88th comment

Damn if I'm not tempted by that camera. I'm thinking about upgrading to full frame, and I'd like to have a stabilized body and a super zoom. The Eos Rp with the 24-240 is 1629€ here, but it lacks IBIS of course. The R6 is out of my budget.
If the Z5 with the 24-200 will be available under 2000€, I might seriously consider switching over to Nikon.

I am also very interested in the 24-50 to have a small package for casual use, and the trinity of 35/50/85 f1. 8 are just my cup of tea.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2020 at 17:37 UTC as 190th comment | 1 reply
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oivecrp2: You know, I really want to switch to mirrorless and I was thinking of going with the R5 and/or R6 but when I look at the review of the R6, it doesn't seem much better in terms of image quality than the Nikon D750 which I own and love. So, if I want to go mirrorless, since there is no hurry, I might as well wait for the Nikon Z6s/Nikon Z7s, if they ever really do come about. The only problem is Nikon really seems to be dragging their heels. C'mon Nikon, get on the ball.

Yeah you don't switch to mirror less for image quality but for a smaller system, IBIS, better video, autofocus, and for new and exciting lenses made possible by the new lens mounts.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 05:08 UTC

Well, the official reasoning is obviously bull. I mean if the other photo app is on your phone it can spy, what does it matter if it's started from a 3rd party app.

Maybe it has to do with that guy changing from Google to Adobe with the intent of developing a universal photo app?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 11:10 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM sample gallery (471 comments in total)
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photoMEETING: I've no interest - I repeat: NO interest - in a lens with F/11.

No problem , Canon's got you covered: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/542293-REG/Canon_2746B002AA_EF_800mm_f_5_6L_IS.html
When will you order yours?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2020 at 20:35 UTC
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