ThePointblank

Joined on Oct 8, 2016

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  • Without knowing the exact details regarding the max aperture and focal length comparisons, it's hard to tell. But if the lens only becomes f/7.1 beyond 400mm, I'm happy to get the extra focal ...
  • Well, with the current 100-400, it goes to f/8 with the 1.4x TC, but you go up to 560mm. To get to 500 on the 100-400 and 1.4x TC combo, the equivalent would be about 360mm, and at that focal ...
  • I can definitely see that the 100-500 be a very popular lens, especially for us air show photographers. If the lens is optically excellent to begin with, especially at the 400mm+ range, having a ...
  • Considering Roger is the head of LensRentals.com, has in his inventory thousands of lenses and cameras from all sorts of manufacturers, and is capable of doing repairs and maintenance in house, he ...
  • It's available from various Canadian sources (Amazon.ca), but it appears to have the same issue of LG struggling to meet demand. The 27GL850 does very well out of the box, and I believe it is ...
  • Replied in Macro Keypads?
    Most of the solutions you are looking at primarily for gaming, and for gamers, blowing $40-50 bucks on a macro keypad is nothing compared to the cost of a high end mechanical keyboard, which can ...
  • I recently went to the LG 27GL850 myself, and it was a significant improvement in IQ compared to my old display, which was a TN panel monitor. I can definitely recommend it, though you might have ...
  • An alternative is the LG 27GL83A-B. The only major difference between this one and the 27GL850 is the lack of wide colour gamut (as a result of using a more standard LG IPS panel versus the ...
  • You are moving lens elements inside a lens. Don't think for a second that there isn't air movement in and out of the lens. And Roger Cicala has far more experience tearing apart lenses than either ...
  • I suspect the market segmentation is that a true mirrorless 1D replacement will feature a significantly more rugged build quality and battery life to justify a significant price premium. Remember ...
  • Read what Roger Cicala says in the comments: Per what he sees, the current crop of non-pumping 70-200 f/2.8's are already gathering a lot of dust inside. He also listed a a couple of large prime ...
  • LG 27GL850? It's a 27" IPS display with high refresh rate, and it can cover 98% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, and 130% of the sRGB gamut volume.
  • I'm interested to hear more about the deep learning capabilities of the 1D X Mark III. Reading about what the Canon reps are saying about it, it will have AI subject recognition and tracking...

  • @RubberDials

    You do realize this is primarily a sports/action/wildlife camera? That means you are often keeping the shutter speed up, way up, in order to freeze action. At the higher shutter...

  • Sorry, what I meant was that I want is the ability to record video while I am using my existing camera and equipment for stills. Obviously, I can't record video while taking stills at the same time ...
  • The issue is that third party lens manufacturers are reverse engineering the lens communications protocols to the camera; they do not have direct access to the Canon lens protocols. That's why for ...
  • Created discussion thread Action camera for air show videos
    Hi, I'm looking for an option to record videos of the various air show performers during an air show, and I'm leaning towards getting some sort of an action or 360 camera for this job. I'll need ...
  • You can judge for yourself the photos, as I managed to finish editing them: https://www.flickr.com/photos/159659783@N02/albums/72157711083705227 All using Zone AF, continuous high speed.
  • My experience with the 1.4.0 update is that indeed, the AF seems far more quicker and acquires and tracks more effectively. I took my EOS R out with the 100-400 Mk II to shoot a flyby of the RAF's ...
  • On top of that, both Nikon and Canon have awesome support infrastructure in place to support their photographers via their Professional Services departments. And at big events, both Nikon and ...
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