Gabebalazs

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On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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endofoto: Perfect camera except dynamic range. Even crop sensor Nikon D7200 has better DR. D810 looks like from another planet in this test. However Canon may have surpassed Nikon with M5, we will see the test soon. Nikon D810 and Sony 7RII produced absurd colour abnormalities in DR test (but not D7200 and Canon) especially in the BW painting of a family on the left.

Dynamic range at what ISOs? That is the key question.
You should've phrased it more accurately: "...except dynamic range at low ISOs". The 5D4 matches the D810 around ISO 320 then pulls ahead from ISO 400 up. It and the A7RII are neck and neck up the ISO range 400 and over (both beating the D810). So if you are an event/wedding shooter where the majority of photos are higher ISOs (I'm one of them), then the D810 is actually worse than the 5DIV, especially considering that the 5DIV also handles high ISO noise a little better than the D810. The D810 is a great camera especially for low ISO landscapes for instance, but facts/measurements don't lie.
Also, the largest difference between the 5D4 and the A7RII is 0.3 stops (at ISO 100). That is almost negligible.
And let's not even mention the Nikon D5 and its subpar 12.6 stops of DR (but great noise handling).
I think the 5DIV's dynamic range won't be a deal breaker for almost anyone.
(For the record I own both a 5DIV and an A7RII).

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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mezastel: Canon's new camera is also going to be crippled with a 30-minute video recording limit, something the Sony A7x line of cameras no longer suffers from :)

A7RII over 30 minutes?
... great as long as it doesn't overheat.
Also, not everyone is comfortable performing non-factory modifications, FW updates etc.. Although, I admit I don't know much about what you mentioned, I use my A7RII mostly for real estate stills. Virtually never record any video. If and when I do, I just do 1080p anyway and short clips of my kid playing.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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gordzam: "The lower pixel count and inclusion of a low pass filter means it can't match the Nikon D810, especially if you're looking at the native output size". Here is a grab from comparing the 5DIV with D810 at 6400ISO:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2ntHcjy-l6iNjNKZjE3WWlHY0U?usp=sharing
I think, that the 5DIV is showing LESS noise than the D810. Anyone agrees with me?

I replied to your comment regarding the A7RII.
I do agree though, the 5DIV is better than the D810 even in Comp mode.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: MR HORSE SAYS, "no sir,.....i dont like it " with a downturned face

and neither do i ... i see canons market domination like i see apples .... relying on the crowd of followers until it becomes an unstoppable sea of lemming- like clickers who have little understanding of what counts in hardware or distinguishes different machines and simple buys a market leader

canon has the worst dynamic range and class following sensor goodness .... but the clueless dont know or care about canons shortcomings , or apples worst in the world music software , ignorance is genuine bliss

You'd never guess...
Wedding weather = beer spilled, campaign sprayed, sweat; running 20 yards in a downpour following the couple, taking photos in a snow fall (yes, as requested by the couple I shot last December). And in August multiple occasions of getting out of a 68 degree low-humidity hall to shoot stuff happening outside in 90 degrees and 70% humidity = instant heavy fogging all over the camera (NW Ohio). Yeah, and all that only in the last 5 months (since April).
I'd say "Nomad Wedding" is not too far fetched :)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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gordzam: "The lower pixel count and inclusion of a low pass filter means it can't match the Nikon D810, especially if you're looking at the native output size". Here is a grab from comparing the 5DIV with D810 at 6400ISO:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2ntHcjy-l6iNjNKZjE3WWlHY0U?usp=sharing
I think, that the 5DIV is showing LESS noise than the D810. Anyone agrees with me?

Make sure to view the samples in the COMP mode and not FULL mode. You need to view them at a common output size (it's the same as printing them at the same size e.g. 13"x19" for example). In COMP mode, they are virtually the same. I do own both cameras by the way and both are great and with about the same high ISO noise.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 00:13 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: MR HORSE SAYS, "no sir,.....i dont like it " with a downturned face

and neither do i ... i see canons market domination like i see apples .... relying on the crowd of followers until it becomes an unstoppable sea of lemming- like clickers who have little understanding of what counts in hardware or distinguishes different machines and simple buys a market leader

canon has the worst dynamic range and class following sensor goodness .... but the clueless dont know or care about canons shortcomings , or apples worst in the world music software , ignorance is genuine bliss

As opposed to you, the Mark IV will make my job easier and open new possibilities when I shoot events and weddings compared to my 5DIII (I do like the 5D3)
- Improved dynamic range for a bunch of scenes where I need to underexpose to preserve the white dress.
- Anti-flicker burst shots
- Lower sensitivity AF (important for receptions),
- Excellent live view AF, which I love using during receptions, especially that it's -4 EV sensitive, essentially 2 EVs lower than the Mk3.
- a bit faster burst, no big deal but still an improvement
- a bit better high ISO, which again is important for me at receptions
- slightly larger AF area
- new button mapping options
- bizarre point but it's a little lighter which I welcome on a 16-hour wedding day :)
- better Auto ISO implementation
- better minimum shutter speed implementation
- EC compensation in M mode with Auto ISO (very important to me)

... and a bunch of others. I didn't mention 4K video or DP Raw since those are not that important to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: MR HORSE SAYS, "no sir,.....i dont like it " with a downturned face

and neither do i ... i see canons market domination like i see apples .... relying on the crowd of followers until it becomes an unstoppable sea of lemming- like clickers who have little understanding of what counts in hardware or distinguishes different machines and simple buys a market leader

canon has the worst dynamic range and class following sensor goodness .... but the clueless dont know or care about canons shortcomings , or apples worst in the world music software , ignorance is genuine bliss

Worst dynamic range? I wonder where you rank the new $6,500 Nikon D5 then? :)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: MR HORSE SAYS, "no sir,.....i dont like it " with a downturned face

and neither do i ... i see canons market domination like i see apples .... relying on the crowd of followers until it becomes an unstoppable sea of lemming- like clickers who have little understanding of what counts in hardware or distinguishes different machines and simple buys a market leader

canon has the worst dynamic range and class following sensor goodness .... but the clueless dont know or care about canons shortcomings , or apples worst in the world music software , ignorance is genuine bliss

Canon is like Apple? Tell that to all the top pros who shoot Canon. They're not teenagers who follow the latest fad standing 3 days in line for the latest, newest Apple product. These pros chose Canon for a reason. Picking and using a particular brand of camera is a very complex decision. Sensor performance is only one aspect out of dozens. Robustness, ergonomics, speed, support, reliability, glass, etc. are all on top of the list of things that matter for working pros. And those are the things that don't really describe my Sony A7RII, a camera that I love using for CERTAIN photo shoots, real estate photography mostly. Would I use it for weddings? Never. Speed, ergonomics, weather sealing, image review time, battery life, no direct AF point/area selection, one card slot, etc. All these disqualify it from me using it for a stressful wedding. It doesn't matter that it has better sensor than my 5D3. A nice 5D3 image of the bride is a million times better than a missed 42mp Sony image.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
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Mikael Risedal: nice to see that Cannon not only makes office supplies

Who knew, he's talking about "Cannon"

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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photogeek: Sony a7r2 still runs circles around it. Unbelievable. Pity Sony's lens lineup is so bad.

The issue is that real working photographers can't afford to "run circles" when they focus on a specific task. I'd like to see my A7RII run circles around my 5D3 in the fast paced, stressful world of wedding photography. Yes, I do own both. Using the 5D3 for weddings/events, where slow operation, messed up menu, ergonomics challenges, no direct AF selection, slow image review, 250 shots/battery, etc. are a no go. One SD card slot is just borderline OK, better have 2 card slots for weddings. My camera also gets bumped around a lot, gets wet. Again, A7RII no go.
Do I still love my A7RII? Heck, yes! Excellent IQ which I can use for the real estate side of my business. Great DR, articulated screen (no more need to kneel down for interior shots), good on-screen level, tons of resolution, etc. At the same time, no rush, less stress, I can tolerate slower speed, have time to mess with the menu etc.
Right tool for the job in both cases.
That's all I have to say about running circles :)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 02:25 UTC
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BlueBomberTurbo: Welp, Canon's full frame DR has finally caught up to Sony's best.

Sony's best APS-C sensor.... -_____-

And Nikon's new $6,500 flagship D5's DR has finally achieved to lag behind Canon's best...

... APS-C sensor..... -____- (80D) ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 01:53 UTC
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BlueBomberTurbo: Welp, Canon's full frame DR has finally caught up to Sony's best.

Sony's best APS-C sensor.... -_____-

Imaging Resource has posted an article about how the dual pixel RAW actually gives you close to an extra stop of DR in the highlights. True, you have to shoot in Dual pixel RAW and it's a big file size but that would push the DR of the 5DIV over 14 stops. Heck, my Sony A7RII's DR is less than that.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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Mike Oo: Here I was expecting a "grown up" camera and they stick a touch screen on it. DSLRs being influenced by mobile phones and tablets is a clear indication of the state of the market. Digital photography as we know it is doomed.....

You'd be surprised how many professional photographers consider the touch screen a plus, including myself. I've been shooting with a 5DIII, 6D, and a Sony A7RII, and I often wish all of them had a touchscreen like my casual "hobby" camera 80D does. I actually get the 80D out during wedding receptions and use the touchscreen in live view for weird angle shots (raised high, lowered, etc.) The touchscreen makes it super easy to get a quick shot instead of using a joystick or a D-Pad to move the AF area. AND with the dual pixel AF in live view, I can actually focus faster with less hunting during dim receptions than using the VF (with the 80D, to make it clear). So I am for one excited about the touch screen coupled with the dual pixel focus. Heck, I know it's heresy but I'd even go as far as wishing it was an articulated screen like my 80D has :)
Back to reality, I haven't decided yet if and when I'll get a 5DIV, didn't preorder it.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
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JOrmsby: Congrats Canon, your new flagship all-arounder still isn't as good as my year-old APS-C D5500.

DR is just one aspect of DSLR photography, heck even just 1 aspect of sensor performance. I'm a pro shooting with Canon and Sony bodies (including A7RII). Pick the best all-around tool for the specific job. Based on DR alone then I'd be shooting my A7RII every time from real estate to wildlife to weddings. Would I use it for fast-paced, stressful weddings? Never.
We can't just make a decision on 1 factor (such as DR). Excellent DR is a good thing but achieving good results is a more complex equation and depends on the task. You can't put a Ferrari engine into a stock Chevy Aveo and expect to win a road track race series :)
Oh, and at the same token, congrats to Nikon for achieving worse DR in the absolute flagship D5 than my crop Canon 80D ;) (12.3 EV vs 13.2 EV)

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (712 comments in total)
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Nick Brundle - Photography: I own a 70D and won't be updating to an 80D.
I firmly believe that working within limitations helps you become a better photographer.
IT’S NOT THE CAMERA, IT’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER

@rallyfan
You're right to some extent but what you're stating is indeed dependent on very specific needs and usage. Otherwise, look to the 80D over the 70D if you need:
- Significantly better low ISO DR
- Slightly higher resolution
- Much better buffer
- Exposure Comp in M mode with Auto ISO (that's a big deal for my needs)
- Anti-flicker mode
- 100% VF coverage
- Improved, motor-driven shutter, less shock
- Much better minimum shutter speed implementation (no upper limit of 1/250)
- Better auto ISO implementation
- Way more flexibility to shape your jpeg output with strength, fineness, and threshold sliders in the sharpness menu (picture styles.) Say goodbye to fine detail-less Canon jpegs
- Time lapse
- Better auto WB
- Headphones jack
- Better AF (both VF and DPAF)
... and the list goes on. Lot's of improvements, even if none is super revolutionary.
But you're right, if you don't need and/or use these improvements, the previous xxD cameras may be sufficient for your needs/budget.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
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Gabebalazs: The jpeg engine, if similar to the 80D, can now be tweaked to display finer detail in the picture profiles than it did in the past. In the 80D there are 'Strength', 'Fineness', and 'Threshold' sliders (instead of just one do-it-all 'Sharpness' control), which makes it possible to create picture profiles that look significantly different from the standard Canon jpeg results from the last few years.
I haven't gone through the 1DxII manual but I'd presume it has the same flexibility as the 80D.
In my 80D I've created a User profile. Faithful, sharpness strength 6 (goes 1-7), Fineness 2 (1-5), Threshold 3 (1-5). Looks better, sharper than the 'Auto' profile, and with less halos.

That's great, this seems to be the new Canon standard then. I know the 7DII does not yet have it.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 00:41 UTC

The jpeg engine, if similar to the 80D, can now be tweaked to display finer detail in the picture profiles than it did in the past. In the 80D there are 'Strength', 'Fineness', and 'Threshold' sliders (instead of just one do-it-all 'Sharpness' control), which makes it possible to create picture profiles that look significantly different from the standard Canon jpeg results from the last few years.
I haven't gone through the 1DxII manual but I'd presume it has the same flexibility as the 80D.
In my 80D I've created a User profile. Faithful, sharpness strength 6 (goes 1-7), Fineness 2 (1-5), Threshold 3 (1-5). Looks better, sharper than the 'Auto' profile, and with less halos.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 20:16 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (712 comments in total)
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Pedro Courelas: Boring camera... another one...

@Pedro
Interesting news, not Canon related though. Thanks for posting. Any personal experience with these lenses? (I can't tell since your gear list is empty.) Have you at least tested them? How do they perform? IF they're good, I may actually be interested in them. Oh yeah, forgot to mention to you I also own and use a Sony A7RII, I'm using it for certain areas of my photo business (mainly real estate photography). So you don't necessarily have to classify me as a "Canon fanboy". I'm a fan of anything that satisfies my photography needs and performs to my expectations. The A7RII has it's well-earned place in my arsenal and so does the 80D (and the 5DIII and 6D that I also own, and use those mostly for events and weddings.)

Not sure about Samyang's track record on AF FE lenses though, but obviously you seem to be enthusiastic about them and stand behind them. I'll guess we'll see how the pudding tastes...

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (712 comments in total)
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snappypaul: i've recently read a review of the 80d on a site that only reviews canon cameras...reviewer notes that the 80d locks up completely when using third party lenses like tamron, sigma etc. he notes that the battery needs to be removed to restart the camera. any confirmation on this from dpreview?

CERTAIN 3rd party lenses in LIVE VIEW mode. Tamron has a list (5-6 lenses) that lock up the camera in Live View mode (stills or video).
I tried the 80D with 4 3rd party lenses (2 Tamrons and 2 Sigmas) only the Tamron 150-600 freezes the camera, and only in Live View. I keep using it in normal OVF AF mode without problems. And even my old Tamron 17-50 2.8 non-VC works fine. So it's certain 3rd party lenses, and Tamron is already accepting lenses for firmware update free of charge (although shipping to Tamron is on the customer. Return shipping is free.)

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (712 comments in total)
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Pedro Courelas: Boring camera... another one...

Pedro, based on your posts it's getting pretty clear who takes the most boring title here :)
I'd like to see your work though, I'm really looking for some true excitement.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
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