MAC

Lives in United States midwest, United States
Joined on Sep 5, 2001
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Canon 7d2, SL1, + lenses-- Sports, Events, and Creative shooting

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On article On Assignment with Kylie Mazon and the Canon EOS M6 (94 comments in total)
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MAC: Hovering over food at close range with the M6 and 28 macro was a nice application of this technology. But really, bringing a 35 f1.4 II with an adaptor and using it without FF is just over the top lazy for a pro shoot. Canon needs some native Fuji like primes for the M and IBIS, then I'd be in, along with a whole bunch of other folks. Otherwise, Fuji will progress with IBIS and low light focus to -3EV (two areas of improvement) and eat Canon's lunch.

Agree, 35 F2 IS is a great lens and I'd use on an M. But in a pro shoot for shallow dof I'd take my $899 canon 6d refurb FF and $399 Tamy 45 f1.8 VR that is sharp wide open, versus taking a $1600 lens on location and leaving the FF at home.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 18:10 UTC
On article On Assignment with Kylie Mazon and the Canon EOS M6 (94 comments in total)

Hovering over food at close range with the M6 and 28 macro was a nice application of this technology. But really, bringing a 35 f1.4 II with an adaptor and using it without FF is just over the top lazy for a pro shoot. Canon needs some native Fuji like primes for the M and IBIS, then I'd be in, along with a whole bunch of other folks. Otherwise, Fuji will progress with IBIS and low light focus to -3EV (two areas of improvement) and eat Canon's lunch.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 17:35 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (483 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: The inclusion of the Canon M cameras is a joke. EOS M is a dead end until they start producing some lenses. Why would anyone recommend an ESO M when there's so many better mirrorless options, some cheaper, all equally good.

It almost seems like a consolation prize for Canon who have been struggling lately. And I'm a Canon guy.

ahh, the lenses, imagine that!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 03:36 UTC
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J A C S: A much better result than the G9... Unfortunately, the shadows had to be lifted, it is the way photography must be done nowadays, and the resulting image is very unappealing, not to mention the colors.

Not so different than the D850/5DS/5DSR (those without pixel shift). The A7RIII has less color aliasing but in most parts of the studio scene, those three cameras resolve better overall with more pedestrian lenses.

Some purple going on. Colors off...

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
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dosdan: Look at the CA in the extreme left-bottom corner for the lens used with the III. Not present to the same extent in the other cameras. Check out all 4 corners.

I wonder why DPR didn't use the same lens as with the II which isn't troubled with CA?

Dan

I saw this too. Some purple going on. Colors off...

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (323 comments in total)

it's a portrait lens, I'm sorry, these pics don't show us wow

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 00:15 UTC as 50th comment

outrages not to have individual option!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 15:20 UTC as 15th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)

Agree. It is outrages. The principle of the thing. DPP for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 03:05 UTC as 440th comment
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (419 comments in total)

hmm, think lens, not body, we'll see wide open
F2.8 at 24mm
f3.2 at 26mm
f3.5 at 29mm
f4 at 33mm – 1 stop dimmer
f4.5 at 39mm
f5 at 48mm
f5.6 between 57mm and 72mm -- 2 stops dimmer

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 21st comment
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Shiranai: Yawn, typical "influencer" video.
This flash costs a grand. For that money you can get:
- 2x Godox AD360 II
or
- 3x Godox AD200
or
- 5x Godox V860 II

- Also simple and easy to use
- All got air-remotes built in and work with TTL
- All of them got li-ion batterys so they also got very fast recycle times.
- The AD200/AD360 give you 2-4 times as much light as a speedlite.

^this

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 23:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (572 comments in total)
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David10: For a "hobbyist photographer" (interested but certainly not a pro), what would seem like a better choice for a travel kit, the Sony RX10 III or this Rebel SL2 with Tamron's new 18-400mm lens? Both offer similar reach from wide angle to super telephoto, with Sony's lens being a little faster and the SL2 having a larger sensor. Is it more or less a toss-up, or is there a clear winner?

stay with canon lenses - the 55-250 stm and the 10-18 stm. also get the 24 stm pancake

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 00:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (572 comments in total)

for $699 during 4th of July Holiday I got the T7i. The 21-27 raw buffer vs 6, and the 45 point focus versus 7, worth $150 more. I've owned 10 dslr's since my first $2K d30 15 years ago. T7i is my favorite fun camera and a Blast to shoot!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (152 comments in total)

It's better on T7i APS-C than a 50 stm is on a 6d

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 12th comment
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J A C S: "You don't get a significant improvement in AF performance,"

You do. For the same DOF (a.k.a. as equivalent shots), the AF is significantly better on FF. AF is not about tracking only.

"nor do you get the all-round improvement in image quality"

With fast primes and equivalent shots (when possible), FF creates crispier images. That is IQ.

Meant to say my T7i

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
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J A C S: "You don't get a significant improvement in AF performance,"

You do. For the same DOF (a.k.a. as equivalent shots), the AF is significantly better on FF. AF is not about tracking only.

"nor do you get the all-round improvement in image quality"

With fast primes and equivalent shots (when possible), FF creates crispier images. That is IQ.

FFontes

Canons 16-35 f4IS goes for around $1000

Canon can push shadows by a few stops

Pushing shadows by 4-5 stops blows colors

How often do you push shadows by 4-5 stops and go 20x30 in print where you can see this improvement?

Most post web size where a few stop shadow push is not an issue for canon and in my case, I use my $699 T4i for scrapes with 10-18 stm that is on par with your low ISO dr

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
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J A C S: "You don't get a significant improvement in AF performance,"

You do. For the same DOF (a.k.a. as equivalent shots), the AF is significantly better on FF. AF is not about tracking only.

"nor do you get the all-round improvement in image quality"

With fast primes and equivalent shots (when possible), FF creates crispier images. That is IQ.

To FFontes: and I'm a Canon shooter

Which Canon setup would I rather have for landscapes: an 80d + 10-18 stm or a 6d 2 + 16-35 IS?

When you put the L lens on the FF, IQ is better. Your DR obsession is only a feature that in a small % of cases matters

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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J A C S: "You don't get a significant improvement in AF performance,"

You do. For the same DOF (a.k.a. as equivalent shots), the AF is significantly better on FF. AF is not about tracking only.

"nor do you get the all-round improvement in image quality"

With fast primes and equivalent shots (when possible), FF creates crispier images. That is IQ.

For equivalence, imo, the distance from the subject needs to remain the same. Therefore different primes would be used and equivance is hard to measure. When using zooms to test equivalence, even the same zoom can perform differently in the zoom range. There is also the aspect that each body reacts differently to the same lens. Anyway, a general statement that is true is when you buy more expensive, heavier, L - EF glass designed for FF, that the combo bigger more expensive system is better in IQ. How much better though depends on each shot and the output
size.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 15:02 UTC

Canon lost my purchase of this camera with lame decisions: no dual slots; throwing what appears to be an intentional monkey wrench into the dr; the lame 1/4000 and 1/180 limits.
Your article is pretty good but needs more added on the better L glass designed for FF in the medium and wide range - if one is willing to spend the extra dollars on this EF L glass and carry the extra weight, then the system combination improves the overall IQ versus examining only the body alone

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 14:25 UTC as 77th comment

My Toki 10-17 FE was hosed

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 21:21 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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J A C S: The biggest difference (for stills) is the lenses you can screw on them. For those who would use it with the kit lens only, as a P&S, the most important differences are WB, color rendition, and auto exposure.

Canons 10-18 stm, 24 stm, 35 f2 IS, 50 stm, 55-250 stm are all awesome for the $

Canon colors are the best

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 15:25 UTC
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