Ilvez

Works as a Seasoned dance & concert shooter
Has a website at www.kaurilves.com
Joined on Jan 9, 2016

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On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (509 comments in total)
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Ilvez: If dpreview really wants to stretch himself above others, then comparative review of D5 and 1DxII would be something to watch out for. Having pros, shooting side-by-side with these two bodies under challenging conditions and swapping war tales would be just golden.

6000+$ bodies are bought for a reason and instead of a review in isolation, I suspect it would make epic reading when these heros would be challenged against each other by the people who shoot for a living, where every frame matters. Not that dpreview lacks talent or wisdom, but racecars need racing drivers to bring out the best (and worst) in them.

Go for it guys!

Come to think of it - given dpreview.com visibility, it should not be too difficult to find 2 good sport shooters to share their experiences, they will get a decent amount of exposure themselves :)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 19:36 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (509 comments in total)
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Ilvez: If dpreview really wants to stretch himself above others, then comparative review of D5 and 1DxII would be something to watch out for. Having pros, shooting side-by-side with these two bodies under challenging conditions and swapping war tales would be just golden.

6000+$ bodies are bought for a reason and instead of a review in isolation, I suspect it would make epic reading when these heros would be challenged against each other by the people who shoot for a living, where every frame matters. Not that dpreview lacks talent or wisdom, but racecars need racing drivers to bring out the best (and worst) in them.

Go for it guys!

I partly agree with Carey that having pros shoot for comparison, will probably yield some results on their personal preferences. But this is also very valuable stuff to take in - the pros have their shooting preferences but they also have experience what makes an excellent all-round pro body.

It should not be about creating conflict between the two top-notch makes but rather comprehensive comparative real-life exercise and feedback sharing from the ones who shoot action on regular basis. I would love to know from firsthand why some pro picked Nikon and other one Canon? What do they like/loathe about their current cameras? What do they think after shooting with other brand for some time? It would be more personal blog-interview style post than minute measurement of DR of some other technical stuff. We know now what is in the clock, and now we want to know how is to wear them and what time is? :)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (509 comments in total)

If dpreview really wants to stretch himself above others, then comparative review of D5 and 1DxII would be something to watch out for. Having pros, shooting side-by-side with these two bodies under challenging conditions and swapping war tales would be just golden.

6000+$ bodies are bought for a reason and instead of a review in isolation, I suspect it would make epic reading when these heros would be challenged against each other by the people who shoot for a living, where every frame matters. Not that dpreview lacks talent or wisdom, but racecars need racing drivers to bring out the best (and worst) in them.

Go for it guys!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 78th comment | 12 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (509 comments in total)

Good camera, but hardly groundbreaking. Lack of anti-flicker mode will be a big turn-off for the pros who shoot infoor sport events with artificial lighting and might even be a reason to choos another camp.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 13:52 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies

Lets make it clear that "peers" are D5 and DxII, rest of the lineup would simply fall apart in the dimly lit sports event, or in rough counditions.

Even though the Nikon and Sony have been praised for their advances in the sensor area, then Canon must be doing something right when large part of the professionals in demanding conditions are shooting with it. That is all I need to know for now.

As today the professionals market also demands good video capabilities, including the ability to use autofocus, then D5 has a lot of work to do.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 09:40 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (608 comments in total)
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thx1138: So why am I reading on other sites that dpreview aren't impressed with the 1D II AF and think the Nikon D5 is much better.

Would not be interested too much because real life is always more complicated than models, which try to replicate it :)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:01 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (608 comments in total)
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Ilvez: Gradual but probably worthwhile updates for the pros who really need it.

It remains to be seen how the AF compares against D5 in real life. As expected from preliminary reviews, across the frame tracking is not so good but it seems that 1DxII is using "invisible" AF area (subject area detection), which greatly exceeds the D5 one:

kaurilves.com/public_html/clients/1DxII.jpg

Dual-pixel AF also enables servo AF in all video modes, which must be boon to lot of the videographers out there.

Most importantly - it has the anti-flicker shooting, which alone could be a deal maker against the D5 for the sport shooters.

While the updates to mk II are definately worthwhile, they are fortunately small enough to keep the 1Dx aftermarket from not crashing :)

Based on the long term experience with 1Dx and shooting variety of moving subjects in different lighting conditions, I can tell that using tracking across the frame is pretty much last resort choice on 1Dx if the subject-background is not clearly defined. Nikon pro bodies (D3, D4) have known to produce better results in similar conditions but the Nikon pro shooters I have been talking to don't use 3D tracking too often as well due to unexpected results. Zones are most popular in Servo mode and also single or expanded AF points. Even the wedding photogs revert to single point for 100% accuracy. It becomes a second nature to thumb the AF point around :)

As I said before, both bodies will get a lot of keepers if one behind the camera is up to a job. Ultimate test would be to shoot side by side for extended periods of time, changing the cameras between experienced action shooters.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 10:56 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (608 comments in total)
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Ilvez: Gradual but probably worthwhile updates for the pros who really need it.

It remains to be seen how the AF compares against D5 in real life. As expected from preliminary reviews, across the frame tracking is not so good but it seems that 1DxII is using "invisible" AF area (subject area detection), which greatly exceeds the D5 one:

kaurilves.com/public_html/clients/1DxII.jpg

Dual-pixel AF also enables servo AF in all video modes, which must be boon to lot of the videographers out there.

Most importantly - it has the anti-flicker shooting, which alone could be a deal maker against the D5 for the sport shooters.

While the updates to mk II are definately worthwhile, they are fortunately small enough to keep the 1Dx aftermarket from not crashing :)

Correct link: kaurilves.com/clients/1DxII.jpg

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (608 comments in total)

Gradual but probably worthwhile updates for the pros who really need it.

It remains to be seen how the AF compares against D5 in real life. As expected from preliminary reviews, across the frame tracking is not so good but it seems that 1DxII is using "invisible" AF area (subject area detection), which greatly exceeds the D5 one:

kaurilves.com/public_html/clients/1DxII.jpg

Dual-pixel AF also enables servo AF in all video modes, which must be boon to lot of the videographers out there.

Most importantly - it has the anti-flicker shooting, which alone could be a deal maker against the D5 for the sport shooters.

While the updates to mk II are definately worthwhile, they are fortunately small enough to keep the 1Dx aftermarket from not crashing :)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 13:09 UTC as 85th comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (718 comments in total)
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Ilvez: D5 good, but by far not revolutionary.

1. Out of the 153 AF points, only 55 are selectable and when looking at the AF area coverage on full frame, I would have expected more stretch esp. on center area up/down axis. It is barely better than current crop of Nikon pro bodies or Canon 1Dx. I made a short comparison of AF areas against my trusty 1Dx http://kaurilves.com/clients/D5_1Dx_AF.jpg It remains to be seen how much real life keepers the "invisible" AF points on D5 contribute to. Btw, invisible AF points have been available on various earlier camera bodies, like 5D, which had 6 invisible AF assist points in servo mode :)

2. Who have shot the sports know that using any automated algorithm for tracking across the frame is very prone to errors, especially if the scene is more complicated than simple subject against clear background, which it usually is :) It falls almost always back to either a single point or zone AF tracking.

3. No anti flicker mode on 7000€ body?!

The acid test to conduct is to have experienced action shooter shoot side-by-side with D5 and upcoming 1Dx II. Ideally it should cover various types of sports and subject-backgroung combos. I have a suspicion that both bodies will do a excellent job (and fail sometimges) and it is more of a personal preference of the camera body ergonomics and existing lenses than outright features of different bodies.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (718 comments in total)

D5 good, but by far not revolutionary.

1. Out of the 153 AF points, only 55 are selectable and when looking at the AF area coverage on full frame, I would have expected more stretch esp. on center area up/down axis. It is barely better than current crop of Nikon pro bodies or Canon 1Dx. I made a short comparison of AF areas against my trusty 1Dx http://kaurilves.com/clients/D5_1Dx_AF.jpg It remains to be seen how much real life keepers the "invisible" AF points on D5 contribute to. Btw, invisible AF points have been available on various earlier camera bodies, like 5D, which had 6 invisible AF assist points in servo mode :)

2. Who have shot the sports know that using any automated algorithm for tracking across the frame is very prone to errors, especially if the scene is more complicated than simple subject against clear background, which it usually is :) It falls almost always back to either a single point or zone AF tracking.

3. No anti flicker mode on 7000€ body?!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
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