Eleson

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

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On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (312 comments in total)
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mosc: Canon could easily charge $1,500 for this if it had an exceptional piece of glass. I don't think the lens is up to par here. It's really as simple as that.

I'd expect a 1" sensor camera to be smaller than an APS-C based.
But expecting a 2.8 zoom on a APS-C body to pocketable seems unrealistic.
Or at least it should include a jacket with big pockets.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 09:28 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (312 comments in total)
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mosc: Canon could easily charge $1,500 for this if it had an exceptional piece of glass. I don't think the lens is up to par here. It's really as simple as that.

They would also have won the Nobel Prize for breaking the laws of physics.

It is as small as it is because of the lens it uses.
This camera will find its buyers.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 19:46 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Here's how I see it - Nikon have a big problem, they have pushed a line of lenses for decades which have been the cash cow for the company. You buy a new body every 4 years, but the lenses are where the real investment has been.

If you move to mirrorless, can you afford to kill-off that cash cow? Definitely not.

If you produce a mirrorless camera which relies on the legacy lenses, you miss the point completely, and loose much of the advantage of moving to mirrorless. (Small size, lighter weight, new generation lenses with optical and digital correction in camera).

So what to do?

You produce a FF mirrorless, which also kick-starts a completely new lens range, while at the same time offering a legacy lens adapter to keep your cash cow on life support.

You gamble that your new lens range sales will grow quickly, to compensate for your legacy lens sales dropping off a cliff.

It's going to be fun to watch - and they aren't in the best financial position to be trying this!

One strong reason for Sony introducing the e-mount must be that is an all electronic interface.
That enabled much more silent lenses, an absolute need for video.
That meant a short flange distance to enable adapters for a-mount.
Making a short flange opened up for lots of adapters that gave quick traction for the mount.

The first is a must for Nikon. That means they need to leave lenses behind, at least without an adapter.
So adapters will be needed for loyal followers.
That in turn opens for comparison on who have the fastest MLC body for legacy Nikon lenses.

Regarding the second one, yes Nikon needs a short flange distance for the same adapter needs.
But I don't think they can pull off the 'open mount' trick as Sony did.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 18:12 UTC
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lambert4: Is this the only true HSS LED flash available now, not just a modeling light? If so that I think is whats most compelling. It has my attention at least and after some reviews possibly my money as well.

A traditional flash burns much short time than the time needed for one of the shutter leaves to pass the sensor.
Then HSS was invented where the flash fires multiple stobes to cover the image.

Does this flash do this?
Or does it just have a long enough burn time so the shutter can pass the whole sensor?
If it is the latter , then probably all led flashes can do the same,

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 11:47 UTC
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ThomasH_always: I have to sadly repeat myself: No ViewFinder = NoPurchase.

We just have had the Solar Eclipse in the US. Many of us got solar filters to photograph the star. Now we know in numbers: the energy of the light from the sun is so massive, that the solar filters have necessary suppression rate of 100,000:1 about.

And here Canon hopes again that their battery and LCD screen will generate light enough to compete with sunlight... I do not know what uber-humane eyes you have: I cannot see A SINGLE THING on my cell phone, or any LCD screen, when the high noon sun is above me and shines on the said LCD screen. How comes that Sony or Panasonic manages to provide Viewfinder in a tiny body, and the leader in photography cannot? After the 6D Mk II publicity disaster, here comes another.

Let me (re)spell is out: Only when we will have a passive (reflective) display, like paper, the energy of the reflected light will always be proportional to the energy of the ambient light.

Spec might be better, but real world AF just could be another thing.
Time will tell.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
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Phil Birder: Actually had to double check I wasn't reading a year old article. 1080p? Seriously?

"U need 4K for what on a beginner camera?"
You need it to sell it.
If buyers come from a phone that can do it, they expect it here also.
If you need it or not, doesn't enter equation.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
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turretless: It's amazing how good are Sony sensors nowadays!

Google for "Printed circuit board online"
You'll find plentiful of companies that can help you MANUFACTURE your board.
All these companies have capabilities and limits as to what they can do.
Within these limits, you can DESIGN your board pretty much as you like.

Both your skill and the manufacturers affects how good he end result will be.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 08:25 UTC
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turretless: It's amazing how good are Sony sensors nowadays!

Why does everyone and their sister have so big problems in understanding the difference between design and production?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 21:52 UTC
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Eleson: Impressive!
But I still don't understand why Nikon users still accept that the camera have locked down the fps unless you buy the grip.
It was semi-explainable when the was a motor moving film around, but now???

"It's probably a problem with power supply. 1 battery apparently can't handle more than 7fps at this resolution."

"It's more voltage in the MB-D18 battery when you put it in the grip, it speeds up the camera."

Seriously. Are you all drinking the kool-aid?

Of course the camera can do 9 fps as it is.
It is 100% a set up from Nikon to sell more grips ( and to prevent 3rd party grips) .
It is very close to a scam and I'm surprised Nikon users accept it.
But as long it is accepted it will continue.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 10:15 UTC

Impressive!
But I still don't understand why Nikon users still accept that the camera have locked down the fps unless you buy the grip.
It was semi-explainable when the was a motor moving film around, but now???

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 07:42 UTC as 178th comment | 11 replies
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piratejabez: (Minor typo: "most noise is most images comes from the amount of light captured.")

In the defense of light:
So does most of the picture also. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:03 UTC

The important thing to bring is that colors are a personal preference.

Interesting though:
We where asked to pick which we liked the most.
Would we rank differently if we were asked to pick which we though was the most accurate?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:00 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
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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 (1118 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 (1118 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 (1118 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
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