Starkiller

Joined on Jan 8, 2011

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On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)

Videographers in 2005: 5D for stills + VHS recorder for videos. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply

Does anyone use 3D-tracking/iTR? The composition determines the position of my subject within the frame.

Example (if the URL is not shown, have a look a the photo called "demo" in my gallery):
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5973957143/photos/3490031/demo

The first cyclist was my subject. I wanted him to cycle towards the center of the frame. I picked the single AF field (red box with the number 1 inside) on the left side near the point where the "rule of thirds" lines cross each other. That's the composition I had in mind.

iTR (3D-tracking) could probably have tracked the subject anywhere, but to get the composition you want, you have to move/pan your camera/lens along with your subject anyway. The active AF field (or AF group) never changes.

On Canon DSLRs you can save an AF field and assign it to different buttons. Pressing the joystick down activates the center AF field. This allows you to switch between your favorite AF fields (left side/center/right side) instantly.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 17:11 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (159 comments in total)

Just don't let water in motion look like gelatin.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (417 comments in total)

What does CIPA (battery life) mean? Last weekend I shot 2942 photos ( a complete 64 GB card plus another 64 GB backup card, dual RAW) with my 1DX and a 300m f2.8 IS, which needs more power than a smaller lens. After there was no space left on my cards, the battery was still more than 50 % charged. 1210 shots is ridiculous, unless you review every photo for 30 seconds on the LCD.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:27 UTC as 108th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

I'm expecting a new camera designed by Luigi Colani. Colani loves circles. Even his family tree is probably a circle. Everything on the new camera is going to be round.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:05 UTC as 150th comment | 2 replies

I moninate Emma Gruner for the "Can't Been Unseen Award 2016". Not safe for work, by the way.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:32 UTC as 44th comment
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Marcel: I prefer RED BULL Motor Cross event shots where motorcrossers take dangerious loops and that kind of things.

Btw i notice that the shutterspeed is too high if i see that the spikewheeks are bloody sharp. The should be blurry in order to suggest speed of the rotating wheel. Everything else should be sharp.

A slow shutter speed is only required when the wheels are on tarmac. On dirt or in the air it doesn't matter, because the movement is obvious.

Panning shots only show the skill of the photographer. They don't show how good the AF is.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 12:56 UTC
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DaddyG: Speaking of the Olympics, do you think any sports pros will be using the vaunted Sony A6300?

Not a single one.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 18:34 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's new SP prime lenses (101 comments in total)

No lens hood?!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 16:47 UTC as 1st comment

Probably 90mm f2.8 and 91-280mm f4.0. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 12th comment
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Starkiller: The piano <> Minimoog comparison is odd. The Minimoog is an analog synthesizer. The digital equivalent of a piano would be a ROM synthesizer. In a direct comparison I prefer a real Mimimoog over any other instrument, including every piano ever build.

Original quote:

“You know, forget about your incredible piano, you're going to play this concert with a Minimoog.”

I'm sorry, but you can't compare a (grand) piano with a Minimoog, unless you are really comparing only the amount of keys.

In terms of sound you can compare a real (grand) piano with lesser pianos or any ROM keyboard/synthesizer featuring piano multisamples, but you definitely can't compare it with a Minimoog. Piano vs Minimoog is like printed photo vs painting.

The way Emmanuel Lubezki said it ("incredible piano" > Minimoog), depreciates the Minimoog as an instrument. If you ask the best music producers and the best players (i. e. Rick Wakeman), they will all tell you nothing can beat a Minimoog in terms of sound and playing it live. If you want the best sound -> any Moog. If you want an "incredible piano": anything but a Moog.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 22:46 UTC

The piano <> Minimoog comparison is odd. The Minimoog is an analog synthesizer. The digital equivalent of a piano would be a ROM synthesizer. In a direct comparison I prefer a real Mimimoog over any other instrument, including every piano ever build.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 16:44 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies

I want an interview with the janitor working at Canon HQ. He is probably the only Canon employee to say something worth reading.

Interviewing any Canon Executive is like talking to my hand. If the Managers and Executives can't or won't answer your questions, don't interview them anymore.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 16:35 UTC as 9th comment
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)
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joelR42: Wait. You an't use the touchscreen to navigate or review images? That seems really odd.

You can scroll through your images with the big wheel besides the LCD way faster than with any touchscreen.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:18 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (105 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: How 'bout dads old dslr ;)

http://g1.img-dpreview.com/73105D9085C3428EA27D6AC16783D768.jpg

http://g4.img-dpreview.com/08CD948196A1403786227F8321D3451D.jpg

:-)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 23:58 UTC

$135 USD for a strap is only justified if the leather comes from the last unicorn.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 23:04 UTC as 16th comment
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Sir Corey of Deane: I'm waiting for the 1200mm f/0.95.

Transformers! That's why it's Optimus Prime, not Optimus Zoom.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
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Sir Corey of Deane: I'm waiting for the 1200mm f/0.95.

Canon showcased the front element of a 2000mm f2.8 at the Canon Expo 2015. That front element alone weights 115 pounds.

f0.95 is only 1/8th stop faster than f1.0, but with a 2xTC you get a 2400mm slightly faster than f2.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
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JackM: 24/1.8, nice, I'm jealous. Canon has no exact match - there's the aged 28/1.8 or the slower 24/2.8 IS. Price on that Nikkor seems about $150 too high though.

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM?!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (229 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: How does it get to be so big at just slightly wider (11mm vs the 12mm of the Nikon), while the Nikon is 2.8 and it's f4? Don't get that one . . . .

(Only) The entrance pupil is f4.0. It's located in the middle of the lens. The other lens elements do not count. The front elements can be as large as the manufacturer wants them to be. Just look at the vintage Nikon 13mm f5.6. It's only f5.6, but the lens is way larger than the 11-24mm f4 or the 14-24mm f2.8.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 10:58 UTC
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