Eleson

Lives in Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Works as a IT
Joined on Oct 13, 2003

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Dante Birchen: Why would I do that? is Proctor & Gamble hiring?

Why are you using a camera at all?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 22:09 UTC
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Rocky Mtn Old Boy: Fired. This would have earned a maybe a "C" grade in my mid-80s photography school without the benefit of being "'shopped".
And with studio gear (thank-you, China) so bloody cheap now, why is this even a thing?
You can buy softboxes, strobes, backdrops, etc, etc at a fraction of what they used to cost 30 years ago... literally magnitudes less if adjusted for inflation. Under $1000 gets you a great setup for tabletop shooters where years ago it maybe bought one head. Maybe.

Many wouldn't describe $1000 for lightning as being on a budget.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1067 comments in total)
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cale johnson: What we have here is a reluctance by DPR to call DPAF what it is. A game changer for video and live view shooters. Canon knows that DPAF sells more cameras than Nikon's dynamic range claims. Scaling DPAF technology for full frame sensors must be very challenging. I wouldn't be thrilled to give up 3 stops of DR choosing the 6D Mark II over a Nikon D750 but I might not give it much thought if my style of photography aligned closely with DPAF benefits.

DPR may have said it a million times, "DPAF is great!" but that's no excuse for not recognizing its value in the 6D Mark II. This camera is an easy silver award winner in my book. YMMV

Hmm, most brand lovers, including me and my brand, complains about bias towards our own pet.
To make it simple: If your ambitions are to beat Nikons Live view AF speed, then I think you need to set your expectations higher.

I agree that gear sites, such as this, tends to focus on what they can measure.
DR is one of those things.

I'm eagerly awaiting a good AF test that at least is repeatable.

( Something as simple as an analog stop watch mounted on a toy car rolling down a pre built slope would give so much more that todays 'feeling' of speed.
- Then you could see sharpness and the stopwatch would give you a true fps.
- And it could be used for both video and stills. )

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 11:06 UTC
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Edmond Leung: That means Sony overpriced their cameras by, at least, $500.
So stupid to buy their products at their listed prices.

@Average User,
True! And from the producer side:
The reason they sell their goods is because they make money on it!
And if they manage to set the price so if feels just a little to expensive, but you buy it anyway, then the have set is absolutely right.
Price of a product has nothing to do with the cost of a product.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
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Artgenosse: Please pardon my technical ignorance, but what the heck is ILC supposed to mean?

Inter Changeable Lens (camera)

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1067 comments in total)
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walker2000: Thanks DPreview for the review. I stopped waiting for Canon and placed order to Sony A7R2 yesterday. I'm fully released now, no more frustrations with Canon. I'm sure it's good for my health, too.

@Shiranai,
https://youtu.be/KX1sfy__7A4?t=1175

Real world tests says otherwise.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 07:26 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1067 comments in total)
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cale johnson: What we have here is a reluctance by DPR to call DPAF what it is. A game changer for video and live view shooters. Canon knows that DPAF sells more cameras than Nikon's dynamic range claims. Scaling DPAF technology for full frame sensors must be very challenging. I wouldn't be thrilled to give up 3 stops of DR choosing the 6D Mark II over a Nikon D750 but I might not give it much thought if my style of photography aligned closely with DPAF benefits.

DPR may have said it a million times, "DPAF is great!" but that's no excuse for not recognizing its value in the 6D Mark II. This camera is an easy silver award winner in my book. YMMV

The notion of 'live view shooters' tells me that the camera has a mirror.

How many mirrorless systems have you compared the DPAF system against?
I'm not so sure the PDAF beats all offers out there when it comes to video and using the back lcd for framing.

But I agree that DR doesn't matter if the image is out of focus.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 06:49 UTC
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T3: The Nikon 1's mistakes all stem from Nikon's stubborn and short-sighted desire to protect their DSLRs. That's why they gave the Nikon 1 a tiny 1" sensor and gave it a non-standard flash hotshoe. Dumb, dumb, dumb. A lot of money down the drain. Nikon made 13 lenses for this system! Was it really worth it? No, it was a total waste, because it's now a dead-end system. This was short-term thinking, not long-term thinking. This was like Kodak clinging to film and not wanting to admit that digital was the future.

Just imagine if Nikon had made the 1 system an APS-C/FF system from the very beginning. They would be in a much better position for the mirrorless era of photography. But instead, they'll now have to start from scratch with an APS-C/FF mirrorless system, and they'll be way behind other mirrorless systems.

It has been a strange proposition from day one.
Customers looking for a small, carryable, camera would:
- Look once or twice at the RX100, also with a 1" sensor.
- Probably not look for a camera with interchangeable lenses.

Customers looking for better image quality would look for larger sensors.

To me, the group that find this offer the No.1 is rather limited.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Fujica: "Promises a 8K time-lapse function"

What is so special about this?
You can create these with a D800 that dates back to 2012.

Ok, not in camera. But you are better off doing this in post anyway.

"You can always upscale a bit; nobody will notice or complain."

Let's break it down:
"You can always upscale a bit; nobody will notice ..." <<< True
"or complain." <<< False

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:41 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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alextardif: It's all fun and games until A9R comes out :)

Those who need more that 4 fps for landscape shooting, well, they need to look elsewhere.
Maybe the D850?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

It is worth wondering about why companies announce development.
You have to have really low expectations to take this as a positive surprise.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 06:01 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Retzius: I'm going to hold a meeting at work tomorrow to let everyone know I'm planning on creating great stuff some time later this year, or next.

It's gonna be great!
In fact, no one makes it greater!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:55 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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ybizzle: Nikon is the only camera maker that announces the development of future models, instead of just announcing the camera itself when it's ready. In other news, Nikon announces the development of the D6, D510, etc etc. Shocking...

Canon has also done it for sure.

To me, it sends a clear signal on how much they worry about their buyers and the competition.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:49 UTC
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cosinaphile: its entirely possible for lenses to bypass a bodies sensor and have incorporated in the lens like was done in the Ricoh grd system while preserving the more conventional approch

i don't understand this opinion that a zoom can not correct across its range on a curved sensor but countless long and short zooms can be designed to do so on a flat conventional sensor .... it makes absolutely no sense

flat sensors and correcting for them is the most optically challenging zooms do ... curved sensors would only simplify that....... if they can act over a magnification range
got flat they can for curved

Agree on the zoom stuff.
But the software that design/calculates lenses need to be rewritten for this.
And it needs to be done so that you can choose the curvature of the sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 08:31 UTC
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Ernest M Aquilio: For every "no 4k" rant, rampage, or rebuttal... the horse is dead. Leave it please. Focus on what Canon has done to improve this line and embrace the great options we do have for 4k

Having seen images that are extracted from a 4k video to be used on web pages. I say I want it, and I understand why other says they want it also.
There are uses for taking 'stills' at 30 fps.
Especially in a camera that moves a mirror around.

"Focus on what Canon has dome to improve ..."
I's say do it the other way:
"Focus on your needs and get a tool for that..."

Then , if that need isn't 4k, then that is how it is.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:26 UTC
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Fujica: This camera shoots faster on its mechanical shutter then the Sony A9 - 6.5 shots per second for the Canon 6D against 5 fps for the Sony A9.

And this camera can actually shoot with that 'looooong' glass too.
It is also better in flash photography as it has a faster sync speed to the the A9.

Not to say that a optical viewfinder is brighter and less sloppy and has less blackout then the A9 in its mechanical shutter mode.

In short if you do not use the electronic shutter (live view mode), then this is actually the better camera compared to the A9. ;)

In short, Live view mode is something that DSLR's have.

As it turns out, if you set both cameras to single shot mode, they are equally fast.

As it turns out, if you want to shot using the LCD for framing, one does 20 fps whereas the other does ?

I'm really interested in how the OVF i brighter.
With EVF you can have a bright view even at nights if you choose to.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 07:25 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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miksto: What is the point of the focusing system that can only nail focus by such awkward means as described in the article and otherwise fails to do it automatically? And not that it is a high res camera. It is actually medium resolution wise.
It is double failure given Sony advertised on-sensor focusing as free of focus shift which it now proves to be totally wrong on A9.

My bad. I read ...
" I do not have A9 but I own A7R II and found manual focus in certain cases is incredibly tough to get right. "
... as you were expressing worries based on your experience with A7RII.

Come to think of it, not much in that whole post would remain if you removed the A7RII experiences.
Thanks for clarifying,

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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miksto: What is the point of the focusing system that can only nail focus by such awkward means as described in the article and otherwise fails to do it automatically? And not that it is a high res camera. It is actually medium resolution wise.
It is double failure given Sony advertised on-sensor focusing as free of focus shift which it now proves to be totally wrong on A9.

Ford Mustang top speed sux. -I don't have the Mustang but I have a Bronco.
Drawing any conclusions on A9's AF system and performance based on A7Rii is equally valid.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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zubs: Would love an A9.
Right kidney/left kidney? decisions decisions.

The backup camera is the one causing worries...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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miksto: What is the point of the focusing system that can only nail focus by such awkward means as described in the article and otherwise fails to do it automatically? And not that it is a high res camera. It is actually medium resolution wise.
It is double failure given Sony advertised on-sensor focusing as free of focus shift which it now proves to be totally wrong on A9.

https://youtu.be/KX1sfy__7A4

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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