Dr_Jon

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On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (142 comments in total)
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Dave Andrade: Ugh, Canon. just give it up. By the time, you implement something, it's already years old. And then when you come up with something, it just doesnt make sense. (like the flip DOWN screen of the M5 model). Fire your R&D department lol

The flip down screen is actually a good idea as it's the only direction you can look away from a lens while VLogging and it looks natural.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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Joe Van Wyk: I am a photographer and videographer. I really love vlogging and am slowly but surely building my YouTube channel.

As far as gear goes, I use a Sony A7r II with lots of fast glass, a Leica Q, an iPhone 7, and a GoPro.

My search for the perfect vlogging camera has been elusive and frustrating. What I’d give for a new A7s xx with a flip-out screen.

That said, I have learned this through many many hours of experience: I would trade sensor size for 4K ANY day of the week.

Video shot with my Leica Q at 1080p blows away the multitude of small sensor (including the GH5) 4K cameras out there.

Small sensor cameras are looking less and less different than iPhones and such.

For that reason, I applaud Canon for at least trying this configuration with the APSC.

15x45 is 60.9mm long, M5 is 60.5mm
GX III is 51.4mm thick, with the lens
Like I said, which one is going in a jacket pocket...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 17:53 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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Joe Van Wyk: I am a photographer and videographer. I really love vlogging and am slowly but surely building my YouTube channel.

As far as gear goes, I use a Sony A7r II with lots of fast glass, a Leica Q, an iPhone 7, and a GoPro.

My search for the perfect vlogging camera has been elusive and frustrating. What I’d give for a new A7s xx with a flip-out screen.

That said, I have learned this through many many hours of experience: I would trade sensor size for 4K ANY day of the week.

Video shot with my Leica Q at 1080p blows away the multitude of small sensor (including the GH5) 4K cameras out there.

Small sensor cameras are looking less and less different than iPhones and such.

For that reason, I applaud Canon for at least trying this configuration with the APSC.

The G1X III with its lens is basically the same thickness as an M5 without one. Only one is going in a jacket pocket...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
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Ergo607: Goodbye Lightroom, hello C1 pro...

Amount excl. VAT 279 EUR
VAT 55,8 EUR
Total amount 334,8 EUR
(Cut and pasted from my Phase One shopping cart.)

I have several raw tools, I quite like C1 but it still has some noticeable limitation so the price doesn't grab me compared to other options. If they had a discount to try to grab Lightroom customers I'd reconsider. I've had an expensive day photo-wise tho (lot more than C1 prices).

Software pricing is based on a tiny actual cost to supply the product so you can be quite flexible if you want to. For example if certain customers won't pay high prices you can consider lower ones for a subset of functionality that will exclude the people who will pay the higher price.)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
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Prairie Pal: How many people filing for divorce from Adobe today, are the same people years ago who said they would never subscribe to Adobe?

Have PS CS6 and LR6 but never subscribed (partly as I bought the full PS CS6 Extended just before they launched CC and you got nothing for that).

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
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Ergo607: Goodbye Lightroom, hello C1 pro...

That would cost me €335 which is a heck of a lot compared to most options...
I wonder if they have ever considered a licence not including MF cameras?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 15:58 UTC

I was surprised to find I only got Lightroom V6 in April 2015, it seemed much longer, still I guess 2.5 years life doesn't entirely suck, although without feature updates for a lot of it. I'll keep using it for now with DXO and sometimes Silkypix Pro (plus Capture One for Sony) as it's only an issue if Microsoft breaks it or I get a camera it won't support. Plus no-one else supports the ColorChecker yet. I might go more all-in for Capture One at some point, but the price is a bit scary.
On V6 Adobe say:
"Lightroom 6 will remain for sale for an undetermined amount of time, but will no longer be updated with camera support or bug fixes after the end of 2017. Lightroom 6.13 with support for the Nikon D850 will be released on October 26, 2017."

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 284th comment
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elgol20: Where is the standalone version?

They don't say 6.13 will be the last V6 version, they say it will arrive on Oct 26th and V6 will be updated until the end of the year, which would require extra versions.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:01 UTC

If Capture One responds to this with a discount plan to attract potential defectors they might have a sale...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:56 UTC as 296th comment | 2 replies
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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Joe Van Wyk: I am a photographer and videographer. I really love vlogging and am slowly but surely building my YouTube channel.

As far as gear goes, I use a Sony A7r II with lots of fast glass, a Leica Q, an iPhone 7, and a GoPro.

My search for the perfect vlogging camera has been elusive and frustrating. What I’d give for a new A7s xx with a flip-out screen.

That said, I have learned this through many many hours of experience: I would trade sensor size for 4K ANY day of the week.

Video shot with my Leica Q at 1080p blows away the multitude of small sensor (including the GH5) 4K cameras out there.

Small sensor cameras are looking less and less different than iPhones and such.

For that reason, I applaud Canon for at least trying this configuration with the APSC.

zavart - small indeed, but since no-one's putting a 10mm focal length lens in a phone anytime soon I think we're stuck with that for now, or much thicker phones (as they are all a bit thin to do a lens along the body plus a 90 degree prism). Maybe diffractive optics might do something at some point, but I guess the cost would be an issue for now.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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Joe Van Wyk: I am a photographer and videographer. I really love vlogging and am slowly but surely building my YouTube channel.

As far as gear goes, I use a Sony A7r II with lots of fast glass, a Leica Q, an iPhone 7, and a GoPro.

My search for the perfect vlogging camera has been elusive and frustrating. What I’d give for a new A7s xx with a flip-out screen.

That said, I have learned this through many many hours of experience: I would trade sensor size for 4K ANY day of the week.

Video shot with my Leica Q at 1080p blows away the multitude of small sensor (including the GH5) 4K cameras out there.

Small sensor cameras are looking less and less different than iPhones and such.

For that reason, I applaud Canon for at least trying this configuration with the APSC.

zavart - I was comparing area, you just have the wrong sensor size.
My RX100V has a 13.2mm x 8.8mm sensor (1"), which is 116 sq mm
My iPhone 7 has a 4.88mm x 3.66mm sensor (1/3"-ish, per chipworks) which is 17.9 sq mm
The ratio between these is 6.5x (not 6.7x as I didn't bother including the different aspect ratio for my quickie calculation above, although I was comparing area).
For a sanity check note the diagonal of the phone sensor is 6.1mm vs 43.27mm for FF and so a crop factor of 7.09x. Which compares well as the 3.99mm lens is described as "28mm equivalent", which is a 7.02x crop. A 4x3 sensor would have a 5mm diagonal and the 3.99mm lens would be 19.9mm equiv, which it clearly isn't.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 15:46 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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Full Stop: What is the price of a
Canon 800D incl. 18-55mm
+ EF-S 10-18mm
+ EF-S 55-250mm

???

The price will come down and the spec is controlled by wanting it to be smaller than a ILC with lens. (The launch price is controlled by what they think is the most they can sell most/all of whatever their production is.) Really it's just missing 4k (I have a RX100V BTW.). There are also suggestions the lens is a good one (I couldn't say).

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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MikeStern: It says full HD with 60fps.
That’s the old good terminology used 3 years ago. New term should have been used: “still not 4K”
Can you please be real and speak out the facts.

Cropping 4k should be used with care as you end up with small amounts of sensor area.
Also I don't agree that Canon video or Codecs are so bad, my 5Dsr shoots very nice AVCHD video provided you use the Neutral Picture Style (or a Log one in a Custom Slot) and has good resolution (people seem to ignore "good resolution" isn't the same as "sharpened a lot in-camera") plus less aliasing and moire plus than either my GH3 or GH4 at 1080p. (I was amazed, but I'll still use the GH4 in 4k for video, where it really doesn't do aliasing or moire you'd ever get worried by.)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:47 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: No dual pixel depth of field simulation, no buy

Do you mean "No Dual Pixel Raw"?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:36 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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mailman88: I've read at least 3 other photography websites with G1 XIII sample pics and the results looked great. But everyone complained about the high price.

Seems understandable, but Canon will want to sell the initial ones for the most money that they can get people to buy the production quantities they have, then it will no doubt trend downwards. (Which does mean the more people buy them the longer it will be expensive, and v.v.)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:31 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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Joe Van Wyk: I am a photographer and videographer. I really love vlogging and am slowly but surely building my YouTube channel.

As far as gear goes, I use a Sony A7r II with lots of fast glass, a Leica Q, an iPhone 7, and a GoPro.

My search for the perfect vlogging camera has been elusive and frustrating. What I’d give for a new A7s xx with a flip-out screen.

That said, I have learned this through many many hours of experience: I would trade sensor size for 4K ANY day of the week.

Video shot with my Leica Q at 1080p blows away the multitude of small sensor (including the GH5) 4K cameras out there.

Small sensor cameras are looking less and less different than iPhones and such.

For that reason, I applaud Canon for at least trying this configuration with the APSC.

1" camera crop factor is 2.7x, iPhones are 7x (varies a small amount with model) so area difference is 6.7x or 2.7 stops.
Also Canon APS vs 1" is 2.8x or 1.5 stops.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:29 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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arieswar: I really wish it has brighter lens even if it means to have shorter focal range.

Their first USP is size, otherwise buy an M5.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:24 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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Full Stop: 24-70mm like the RX100 Mk3.
Collecting light (lens + sensor) worse than RX100 Mk3.
(5.6 x 1.6 = 9 vs. 2.8 x 2.7 = 7.6)
More bulk.
2x the price.

Only the RX100V offers phase-detect AF... (and very nice it is too)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:21 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (305 comments in total)
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Full Stop: What is the price of a
Canon 800D incl. 18-55mm
+ EF-S 10-18mm
+ EF-S 55-250mm

???

Instead of buying an iPhone I could have got a Flip-phone ($71), a 3G Hotspot ($140), a Fitbit ($60) and a Chromebook ($159) and saved a bundle... :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:20 UTC
On article ICYMI: Canon 28mm F2.8 IS USM sample gallery (68 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: I don't see the point of this lens. I own the "old" 28mm 1.8 USM. As I can see here my lens performs better at 2.8... maybe the 28 1.8 has a bit less contrast, but more sharpness: and I can go down till 1.8 when needed.

And it costed me just about 300 euro used in mint condition. It doesn't have the stabilizer? Ok, who cares on a 28? Stabilizer doesn't help when you shoot things that move... like people.

Mousing over the image here (so changing from 1.8@2.8 to 2.8 IS) I don't see it, did you have an iffy 2.8 IS?
https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=253&Camera=979&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=2&LensComp=789&CameraComp=979&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 17:08 UTC
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