Stig Nygaard

Stig Nygaard

Lives in Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Works as a IT Developer
Joined on Dec 4, 2006
About me:

Try my Flickr Fixr:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/flickrhacks/discuss/72157655601688753/
or xIFr, the Firefox exif-viewer:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/xifr/

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> You can use the controller in the
> top left corner to move around the frame

Or play using VR app and a VR headset. Otherwise the dual lens setup really has no effect... (Though people says Youtube compression serves this really bad in VR mode - I don't have a VR headset myself).

PS. The lens has not been added to DPReview's Canon Lenses page. Maybe because it is too much of a niche lens to be relevant there? Or maybe just forgotten like the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM ?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2021 at 21:42 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

There's a sample video here:

https://youtu.be/m0-CSldzg94

To to view the VR180 video stereoscopically (in 3D), do:

- Oculus Quest, Quest 2, or other VR headset: use the YouTube app in your VR headset and look for this video.
- With a Google Cardboard viewer: use your smartphone’s YouTube app (not browser). When the video loads, tap on the Google Cardboard icon and insert your phone in your Google Cardboard viewer.

(Instructions copied from 360rumors.com - Haven't tried myself. Cannot find my Google Cardboard)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2021 at 20:56 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

steelhead3: I wonder if cataracts will result from exposure to infrared leds?

I wonder if there are microchips in the vaccines?

(Just in case if anybody is in doubt: I meant it as a joke)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2021 at 15:01 UTC
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Indohydra: It seems like this camera is actually geared to the professional sports photographer...maybe a news or wedding photographer at a stretch...and that is about it. This is certainly not a camera that you want to walk around with.

Yes, R5 is very much an allround camera. R3 is very much a specialized tool for sports/action. Shouldn't come as a surprise actually. Everything (Canon including) has signalled that from the beginning.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2021 at 17:18 UTC
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Sc1920: So twice the price of the R6, faster frame rate, and as yet unproven advantage to eye control AF, what am I missing here? Why bother to upgrade when the R6 has excellent IQ, speed, etc.? An extra 4 megapixels is meaningless.

Do you think there's some ting wrong with you or a new camera just because you see no reason to upgrade from your current camera?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 21:08 UTC
In reply to:

Mariano Pacifico: Nothing beats Sony Eye AF. Sony is the baseline of anything AF

Actually I think Mariano made a joke (At least so I read it, and it made me smile:-) )

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 21:03 UTC
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Stig Nygaard: 635g 100-400mm....

> F8

Yes of course. But still impressive.

I'm a 7DII-user with a selection of lenses. But three of the lenses defines my "light weight" allround APS-C kit I can carry all day on a trip. The kit is 7DII, EF-S 10-22, EF-S 15-85 and EF-S 55-250 with a total weight of 2245g.

I would loose some flexibility in the wide end, but with the new fullframe lenses I could create a similar weight and range fullframe kit with: R6, RF 16mm, EF24-105STM+adapter(*) and RF 100-400mm. Total weight: 2115g !

(*) I deliberately choose the cheap EF 24-105 STM over the cheap RF 24-105 STM. The RF lens just seems to be too much of an optical compromise to me. The EF lens looks like it is a much better buy, and luckily there's still lots of the discontinued lens to be found around (at least in Denmark)

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 10:24 UTC

635g 100-400mm....

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 10:10 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
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TOF guy: What if’s something else or in addition to the R3 official launch, like the development of the R1?

I don't expect an R1 until OL year 2024. Traditionally Canon flagships are released on the year of summer OL (1DXIII was the camera for Tokyo 2020).

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 19:47 UTC

Who announced it first? I saw Canon's announcement long time before dpreview posted Apple's announcement here.
But even though those products are close enough to make dpreview cover them both, I don't think anyone considering an R3 will feel much "disturbed" by Apple announcing a phone on the same day.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 18:34 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies
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The Mad Kiwi: Finally some third party support for Canon R mount, those Canon R mount owners will be doing a little jig.

It's a shame that they didn't implement this hot shoe for the R5, would have been useful with the 8k and everything, but it's a positive step going forwards.

> They probably will with the R5 Mark II

Or in a (rumoured) R5c[inema].

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 10:08 UTC
On article Atomos brings EOS R5 8K ProRes RAW to its NinjaV+ (96 comments in total)
In reply to:

Stig Nygaard: Firmware 1.4 for R5 now available on Canon UK site (Not yet available on every Canon site):

Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

1. Adds support for outputting 8K/30p/10-bit video signals for ProRes RAW recording to ATOMOS's Ninja V+ recorder* via HDMI.
* If you have any questions about ATOMOS products, please contact ATOMOS directly.
* Please note that the recorder may become hot.

2. Adds support for movie recording when the camera is connected to the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S or CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S EF cinema lenses.
* Still photography shooting is possible however performance is not guaranteed.
* Movie shooting in vertical position is possible however performance is not guaranteed.
* External power supply is required for AF operation during servo zoom operation. When there is no external power supply, AF operation is activated only when the servo zoom is not in use.

continues...

...continued.

3. Adds simultaneous movie recording capability on card 1 and card 2, however RAW movies and RAW(Light) movies cannot be recorded simultaneously on card 1 and card 2.

4. Adds support for the VPG 400 (Video Performance Guarantee Profile), a standard based on the CFexpress 2.0 specification.

5. Improves operation stability when using the RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF600mm F4 L IS USM.

6. Fixes an issue in which, during HDMI connection, if the camera's screen turns off, a zebra pattern is displayed via the HDMI output.

7. Fixes an issue in which sufficient image stabilization effects may not be attained immediately after the start of shooting.

Not sure direct link will work(?):
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos-r5.html?type=firmware&firmwaredetailid=tcm:14-2132234&os=windows%2010%20%2864-bit%29&language=

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 06:57 UTC
On article Atomos brings EOS R5 8K ProRes RAW to its NinjaV+ (96 comments in total)

Firmware 1.4 for R5 now available on Canon UK site (Not yet available on every Canon site):

Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

1. Adds support for outputting 8K/30p/10-bit video signals for ProRes RAW recording to ATOMOS's Ninja V+ recorder* via HDMI.
* If you have any questions about ATOMOS products, please contact ATOMOS directly.
* Please note that the recorder may become hot.

2. Adds support for movie recording when the camera is connected to the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S or CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S EF cinema lenses.
* Still photography shooting is possible however performance is not guaranteed.
* Movie shooting in vertical position is possible however performance is not guaranteed.
* External power supply is required for AF operation during servo zoom operation. When there is no external power supply, AF operation is activated only when the servo zoom is not in use.

continues...

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 06:57 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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Jer81: DPR already posted a article last week telling it was 24mp. Slow news period?

@Gannot, I think 24mp sounds realistic.
BUT it is still not a proff. As you say, most photographers at OL and alike events, are not interested in more than 20-24mp. Funny enough, from an old "wishlist post" on Jeff Cable's blog:

* User selectable image resolution
Many of the newer DSLR and mirrorless cameras are offering really high resolutions, in the 40MP to 70MP range. For most of my photography, I don't need or even want that type of resolution. But I would love to have the choice to shoot at various resolutions, depending on what I am capturing. I would love to have a camera that would let me shoot anywhere from 20MP to 50MP, and make it use selectable.

So Jeff (and possible most other photographers at OL?) would probably still shot 24mp if it was a higher mp camera also offering 24mp(?)

And also interesting, do a google translate on last paragraph here:
https://www.photolari.com/la-canon-eos-r3-se-deja-ver-y-mucho-en-los-juegos-olimpicos-de-tokio/

(ended by DPR's length-li

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2021 at 14:33 UTC
In reply to:

Kaj E: Terrible barrel distortion on that video.

It's obviously a fisheye lens being used

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 07:12 UTC
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MikeRan: Anyone have a link to an R3 photo with EXIF data? I went and found the same shot shown in the DPR article from his blog but it's a 900x600 resize with no EXIF data...

... or if you don't want to read old blog-post, this is the quote I'm thinking about:

> * User selectable image resolution
> Many of the newer DSLR and mirrorless cameras are offering really
> high resolutions, in the 40MP to 70MP range. For most of my
> photography, I don't need or even want that type of resolution. But
> I would love to have the choice to shoot at various resolutions,
> depending on what I am capturing. I would love to have a camera
> that would let me shoot anywhere from 20MP to 50MP, and make
> it use selectable.

Most photographers at OL and alike don't really want more than around 20mp. At least that is what Canon says they have been told again and again when choosing the resolution for their 1DXIII series of cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 07:29 UTC
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MikeRan: Anyone have a link to an R3 photo with EXIF data? I went and found the same shot shown in the DPR article from his blog but it's a 900x600 resize with no EXIF data...

Exif can be found in almost all photos on his blog. However most exif-readers doesn't seem able to read it, including my own xIFr extension for Firefox which in all modesty usually are one of the best ;-) Maybe Exif have kind of been semi-deleted like deleting file-info in FAT-table on a FAT drive without deleting actual data? I plan to investigate further, and see if I can get xIFr to read it too.

But EXIF Viewer Pro for Chrome can read it, and that is also the one used in screenshots.

Meanwhile it is worth noting, that if R3 is a higher resolution camera with an option to shot in lower 24mp resolution, Jeff Cable would probably choose to shot 24mp. Read an old blog-post from Jeff with wishlist for future pro Canon camera: http://blog.jeffcable.com/2021/01/my-wish-list-for-next-canon.html

...

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 07:20 UTC
In reply to:

Jeff Peterman: Maybe the camera has a cropped mode and these shots were taken in this mode.

I think 24mp is a realistic "guess" for resolution of R3.
But it could also just be Jeff Cable using a lower resolution mode? Actually Jeff Cable points out in an earlier post (that is a wishlist to upcoming pro Canon camera), that he would like to have lower resolution modes in high megapixel cameras.
And it is known that pro sports-photographers shooting OL and alike for years repeatally have told Canon they don't really want more than 20mp.

http://blog.jeffcable.com/2021/01/my-wish-list-for-next-canon.html

Also, it is worth noting that when I resize my photos in Photoshop those Exif-data are updated to the new image-dimension. Of course in this case the exif-data shows different dimensions than the image, so it is a very realistic assumption that the "exif-dimensions" originate from the camera. But we can only assume.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 20:10 UTC
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Halftrack: Think anyone will actually use it? HEIF seems like it's the future.

I think AVIF is the future, not HEIF (Though AVIF is also based on "HEIF containers", but AVIF is without licensing and patent issues).
Yes some cameras have HEIF support, but soon most webbrowsers supports AVIF which is very similar in features to HEIF as far as I know.
Chrome /Chromium already supports AVIF. Mozilla was just about to release support in Firefox a couple of months ago, but decided to extend/perfectionize implementation before release. But are probably close now. Microsoft has chosen to use their own AV1/AVIF engine instead of the default in Chromium, so I don't think they support it yet, but they have told they are working hard on it.... And Apple have joined the group behind AVIF, so I expect they are working on support in Safari too.

Primary problem is (like the other formats) editing software still not fully supporting it. But here's a plugin for Photoshop: https://github.com/0xC0000054/avif-format

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 18:40 UTC
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MinAZ: Hmm, no update for the R5?

Yep, R5 got firmware update with C-Log 3 and RAW-light back in March-April.
Though I think the dual-card video recording so far has only reached R6 (and 1DXIII). But will probably be included in next update for R5 which probably also have some other features that hasn't yet reached (or wont reach) the R6... etc... :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2021 at 08:18 UTC
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