AlephNull

Lives in Australia Melbourne/Victoria, Australia
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On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1179 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Only 30MP? Come on, its 2016!!

Anyone noticed that only Canon has created a 35mm DSLR with a 50 megapixel sensor? It has been out for a year, and none of the others have matched or beaten it. And yet people claim Canon is always behind.

This new camera is the first one with dual pixel RAW - another feature that Canon is the first to create.

Gosh, they must be so far behind!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
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aramgrg: I wanted to post "The new video camera killer", but then I saw that MJPEG.
And after all, may any of Canikon introduce a new body? No doubt this is a great camera, but we seem stuck in 90s body wise. Same green top lcd, same body, except touchscreens(finally).

I suspect they chose MJPEG because they wanted to offer that "grab a still from the video" feature - can't do that without capturing each frame as a whole, right?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:41 UTC
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VisualUniverse: Glad to see they finally added built-in wifi and GPS, both of which I appreciate in the 6D. Bummed the rear screen is fixed. The Nikon D500 rear screen is both adjustable and touchscreen, allowing me to select focus.

Here's to hoping the Canon 6D Mark II will have an adjustable screen.

It is touchscreen, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
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Cameracist: Many displeased and dissapointed comments, but what is ACTUALLY missing? May be IBIS? But that's not probable in a Canon anytime soon...

Doesn't have an articulated screen - there'll be some whiners complain about that.

Oh, and it doesn't come in a range of colours to match their nail polish.

I think that's everything it's missing :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)
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marc petzold: My lenses are as old as i am, and also quite older. Good mf lenses are some kind of investment, you can easily pass them to your kids, or even grandchildren, and with a bit TLC, they should easily survive decades, as long as they don't catch fungus. What's more - there is no built into electronics, which can develop whiskers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisker_(metallurgy) over time, defective/non funktional AF motors, and/or capacitors which lost capacity, etc....they've been made just from glass elements / metal body, so they could last a lifetime, when being handled carefully. Also old lenses are very appreciated for their own character, type of rendering images...and it just makes fun to use it with the focus peaking feature on Sonys eMount system. Also, old lenses can be a great bargain, too...in terms of price and image quality. I do also love the build quality on old mf lenses, they've been quite better being made some decades ago then just lenses today nowadays made...

With your surname, it's obvious you'd be into old lenses...

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)
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Nikita66: "introduced in 1995" I have this lens; kept it since my film days, which means I got it in the late 80s (for N8008), I think...
Works fine on my D7000, though noisy and not that sharp wide open.

But I don't really understand why they would keep making D lenses, especially when some new lenses are in short supply, and when newer lenses are optically better?

@serban - I believe that one of the features of the G spec is electronic-only aperture control.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)
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AlephNull: Introduced in 1995, and replaced some time ago.

The Canon 135mm f/2 was released in April 1996 (so it's barely younger than this lens, and had its 20th birthday this year). Hasn't been replaced, though - still a current model. And not showing its age, either - it's still one of Canon's best lenses: sharp, clear, and a lovely lens for portraiture.

Despite what the millennial babies think, new is not necessarily better :-)

Thanks! :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1607 comments in total)
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john isaacs: APS-C was a technology limitation; FF sensors were not available or too costly. But FF was and still is the goal. And that is why there are so few (or no) f/2.8 zooms and f/1.8 or faster prime lenses for APS-C.

FF is the obvious upgrade path from APS-C. You buy an APS-C camera and cheap kit lens, maybe get a couple of APS-C lenses, but when you want faster/better lenses, your only option is FF lenses. Now you have spent the money and are carrying the weight, but not achieving the image quality those lenses can provide. And you have the focal length FOV mismatch; not so much an issue with telephoto but definitely an issue with normal and wide angle ranges.

The next step, of course, is a FF body. APS-C would be a system unto itself if the lenses were there, but they aren't.

I shoot FF and m4/3. I got APS-C for backup on FF, just because it was cheap.

I think Sigma is showing that you can do some pretty awesome things if you are designing for an APS-C sensor - they have two f/1.8 zooms now, with the 18-35mm and the 50-100mm. Maybe putting some more design energy into APS-C isn't a bad thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 10:02 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)

Introduced in 1995, and replaced some time ago.

The Canon 135mm f/2 was released in April 1996 (so it's barely younger than this lens, and had its 20th birthday this year). Hasn't been replaced, though - still a current model. And not showing its age, either - it's still one of Canon's best lenses: sharp, clear, and a lovely lens for portraiture.

Despite what the millennial babies think, new is not necessarily better :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 09:59 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1607 comments in total)
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bolt2014: I'm tired of hearing "You need a full frame camera to get maximum resolution". Unless you are going to do wall sized murals I doubt that more than 1 in 100 photographers need the resolution of full frame cameras! I think the full frame myth is perpetuated by camera manufacturers to keep people buying cameras!

The big things full-frame will always have over APS-C are shallowth of field, wide angle, and weight (you want the heaviest camera, you'll have to go full-frame!).

I really like the shallowth of field.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (62 comments in total)
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Vanitas Photo: Canon, Nikon, Olympus... and every other camera manufacturer:

Could you stop punishing your early adopters with half baked cameras and PLEASE deliver quality products from the first day of selling your gear?

Truly yours,
All of us the ef ing customers who buy your gear.

Actually, the complicated thing is the software, and the software for mirrorless is just as complicated as the software for DSLRs.

But if you like mirrorless, then go for it!

However, I've only had to send back one DSLR out of eight, and that was the 1D III - sent back for the recall, even though I never saw the problem. That's after hundreds of thousands frames.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 14:24 UTC
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (62 comments in total)
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Vanitas Photo: Canon, Nikon, Olympus... and every other camera manufacturer:

Could you stop punishing your early adopters with half baked cameras and PLEASE deliver quality products from the first day of selling your gear?

Truly yours,
All of us the ef ing customers who buy your gear.

If they waited until they fixed everything possible, you'd whine about how long it took to release. If they release a solid product on time, and fix the bugs as they find them, you whine about them finding and fixing bugs.

You are unreasonable.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
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Ron Poelman: light light black, huh ?
Another release, another truckload of marketing gibberish.
Cut to the skinny, print cost per sq mtr ?

light light black is part of all the K3 inks - not something new.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: Nice but I prefer their Retrospective 5. No shiny ThinkTank badge.

I have used a couple of Retrospective bags - using a Retrospective 15 at the moment. I like the tough canvas they are made from, and the weathered finish does not look like a normal camera bag.

They have a wide, comfortable shoulder strap on them. That matters a lot to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 07:23 UTC
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (610 comments in total)
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lorenzo de medici: Ok, so actually they recommended the D810, but pushed the D750 because it's cheaper, lighter, and has an articulated screen. Fair enough. Except the title of the article is "High-end Full-Frame Camera Roundup".

Downsampling to reduce noise is a myth???

In what reality?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 09:10 UTC
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (610 comments in total)

Nikon D810 is the best enthusiast full-frame. The D750 is only better if you consider price.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:30 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: I think Nikon now uses the same sensor that Sony uses in the a7r. Amazing detail is now also available for Nikon users.

I switched from Canon to Nikon because Canon hasn't managed to go beyond 22 Mpixel in the 7 years from 2007 (when I got the 1Ds III, which is 21 Mpixel, not 20). So I'm not interested in trying a 6D.

I am enjoying the D810, though, shooting at base ISO :)

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 07:48 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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Reality Check: "Note that in order to get maximal image quality out of the D810, we flipped the mirror up 3s prior to each exposure, and engaged electronic 1st curtain to eliminate any effects of the shutter opening on image sharpness."

Um yeah.. That may be fine and well for studio test scenes and landscapes, but how does that work for all the other types of photography - you know the other 90% of photography...

Seems something with lower mp would have greater benefit overall, unless test charts and shadowless landscapes are your thing..

I thought electronic first curtain heated up the sensor, thus introducing more noise?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: I think Nikon now uses the same sensor that Sony uses in the a7r. Amazing detail is now also available for Nikon users.

@HowAboutRaw - your comments about lack of dynamic range do not match my experience with the D800e.

I found that Canon RAW files (I have most experience with the 1Ds III) don't respond well to underexposure - if I try to lift colour out of black, it breaks up into noise fairly quickly. The D800e files let me pull a lot more detail out of black. That's more dynamic range.

I generally shoot at base ISO, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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mayurgogoi: I have gone through many reviews regarding Nikon D810--but the summery may be like this--This camera is the house of technical upgrade,but not in noise!

Am I correct?

I am not a pro-technical man to give certificate to Nikon D810--but my opinion is removal of Anti-Aliasing filter is creating a new problem--moire is seen in cloths etc--and though pics are more clear,but due to Moire Nikon is finding an solution --!

I am also noticing that Nikon D810's pics are little colourless,faded as Compared to 800E/800?My observations may not be correct!But My final words--Nikon D810 is technically best camera of Nikon,but We can not certify that it is 100% stunning--some faults are here!

http://www.pocket/-lint.com/review/129959-nikon-d810-review-says--NOISE is seen@ISO 560 in shadow areas(100% crop)

@SMPhoto: you got it - skin doesn't show moire.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
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