M H S

M H S

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Joined on Mar 4, 2014

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On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS R5 (519 comments in total)
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Howard: Is it really true that R5 does not have built in GPS?? This has been one of the most useful features of my 5D4 for travel. I was ready to buy R5 until I read this. It is a deal-breaker for me. WHY DID YOU DO THIS CANON???

deal breaker? really?

welcome yourself to a VERY EXCLUSIVE CLUB

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 20:52 UTC

makes sense to me... Giraffical Image Format

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 03:26 UTC as 13th comment

Amazing photos. It is truly awe-inspiring for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 02:29 UTC as 59th comment
On article Hands on with the Sony a6600 and a6100 (384 comments in total)
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c h u n k: One card slot???? No joystick???? Where is the outrage? If it was a Canon...

Spot on! It's to the point now where I don't even expect anything different.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2019 at 18:49 UTC
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M H S: I find this pretty interesting. I reluctantly bought an EOS R d/t my collection of EF L lenses. Based on the reviews, I was expecting everyting - INCLUDING FACE/EYE AF - to be sub-par.

I have found my actual user experience to be quite the opposite. Specifically regarding the AF - I just shot about 1500 portrait shots, over the course of 5 days, in in a wide variety of uncontrolled/outdoor lighting conditions from golden hour through blue hour (i.e. no full daylight).

The shots were all taken with my 85 f1.2 L and the EF-R adapter (i.e. not the new 85mm) - which is a notoriously slow (but accurate) focusing lens. About 85% of the shots were taken at f1.2 (1/3 full body, 1/3 half body, 1/3 head and shoulders). The other 15% were taken at 1.8, 2.0, and 2.8.

The subject was moving around in a typical fashion for amateur modeling (walking, swaying side-to-side, turning, etc...). Very few of the shots were taken with the model standing still.

The result - I counted about 90% *perfect* focus (front eye), another 5% good focus (other eye), about 3% fair focus (another part of the face), and only about 2% to be truly out of focus to a point where they would be unusable.

Needless to say, I was (pleasantly) shocked. Especially since *visually*, it did not appear that the tracking was working that well. This would explain Canon's desire to have the tracking box update faster (even if focus remains the same) since so many people seem to be influenced by just watching the tracking box move around on the screen, rather than quantitative examination of focus accuracy results. I personally was influenced by these videos (including from DPR, as well as many other sites).

Lastly, as several people have pointed out on these forums, eye-AF *at a distance* of >3 or 4 meters, is really pointless (as long as face AF is working). d/t the DOF of the focal length/aperture combination.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 14:25 UTC

I find this pretty interesting. I reluctantly bought an EOS R d/t my collection of EF L lenses. Based on the reviews, I was expecting everyting - INCLUDING FACE/EYE AF - to be sub-par.

I have found my actual user experience to be quite the opposite. Specifically regarding the AF - I just shot about 1500 portrait shots, over the course of 5 days, in in a wide variety of uncontrolled/outdoor lighting conditions from golden hour through blue hour (i.e. no full daylight).

The shots were all taken with my 85 f1.2 L and the EF-R adapter (i.e. not the new 85mm) - which is a notoriously slow (but accurate) focusing lens. About 85% of the shots were taken at f1.2 (1/3 full body, 1/3 half body, 1/3 head and shoulders). The other 15% were taken at 1.8, 2.0, and 2.8.

The subject was moving around in a typical fashion for amateur modeling (walking, swaying side-to-side, turning, etc...). Very few of the shots were taken with the model standing still.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 14:24 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 100 (580 comments in total)
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User5176225075: please see this page and samples
this camera is monster
https://jonasraskphotography.com/2019/05/23/at-the-brink-of-tomorrow-the-fujifilm-gfx100-first-look-preview/

at least he's honest about being influenced by perks.... unlike DPR who always claim no bias despite being flown around the globe and treated like celebrities.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 11:28 UTC

photos like that could be shot with anything.

bright sunshine, infinite dof, stationary subjects.

as an aside... and I know this is a matter of taste... but I found those to be exceptionally uninteresting (though in focus and properly exposed) photos.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2019 at 23:57 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies
On article This is the first ever photograph of a black hole (634 comments in total)
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David610: For those who think this is a photograph read this link:

http://news.mit.edu/2016/method-image-black-holes-0606

the influence of the prior decreases rapidly as the number of data points increases. that's why the results were found to be robust wrt lots of different priors.

i don't claim to know all the details of their algorithm, but I do have a pretty deep understanding of mats and statistics. So do the peers who will ultimately judge the work.

it cracks me. up to see yahoos who don't even understand equivalence passing judgment on this finding.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2019 at 21:31 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a6400 review (288 comments in total)
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richshep: The people most excited about new gear these days are the youtube reviewers who see each fresh camera as new content.

@Paul Amyes - it will be interesting to see if these comments survive.

In the past, when I have pointed out DPR's conflict of interest, and poor understanding of the effect this conflict has on their views, my comments were taken down. Go figure!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2019 at 16:37 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a6400 review (288 comments in total)
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richshep: The people most excited about new gear these days are the youtube reviewers who see each fresh camera as new content.

@Paul... didn't you hear what they said? a completely unbiased review despite all the perks.

what's funny is that I bet they actually mostly believe this.

Read a bit about the history of the medical drug/device industry for a great lesson on how misguided this notion is. Even tiny perks like dinners and pens and donuts have been shown to influence doctors' decisions.

it is foolish to believe these bribes don't work. it's no surprise that the other manufacturers followed sony's lead when they saw how effective it was (which is not to say they aren't good cameras Also).

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2019 at 11:44 UTC
On article Should I buy the Sony a6400? Here’s how it compares (602 comments in total)

I'm confused...

is IBIS a "deal breaker", as it has been described with other cameras, or not.

in this article alone, the author vacillates significantly.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2019 at 11:46 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
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beavertown: Canon is always innovative in lens technology but not the sensor.

too bad photography is all about the sensor... you hear pros say that all the time.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 00:24 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3219 comments in total)
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M H S: Too bad bodies are so much more important than lenses. Otherwise, Canon would seem like a good choice.

@Yake...i was joking. it's one of the most well understood principles of photo equipment...and was clearly central to Canon's mirrorless strategy.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2018 at 03:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3219 comments in total)

Too bad bodies are so much more important than lenses. Otherwise, Canon would seem like a good choice.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 22:13 UTC as 261st comment | 3 replies

I would hope this article, and the extremely negative light it portrays KitSplit in, will help the author/victim recoup a more honorable settlement from KitSplit.

I, for one, will be sure to not rent through them, and to discourage anyone I know from renting through them, until I read a follow up article indicating this policy has changed, and the author has been reimbursed.

I would also post the full name, ID, and other info about the crook. it's not clear to me why the author is protecting him (while leaving others at risk to his future crimes).

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 21:05 UTC as 38th comment
On article Video: Shallow depth-of-field is overrated (161 comments in total)
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BlueBomberTurbo: Asking run-of-the-mill smartphone shooters to pick their favorite bokeh probably isn't the best method, as they've never seen/understood real bokeh beyond very close up shots with their phones or poor software simulations of it..

he didn't ask them to pick the best bokeh... he asked which photo they liked more.

the point being that his sample of viewers clearly didn't care about bokeh.

I think it all really depends on the audience. obviously, most photographers prefer better backgrounds. Random observers don't. peoe who appreciate art are probably somewhere in between.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2018 at 15:05 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)

no IBIS is only a minor drawback here, but Armageddon for the EOS R. please explain?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 18:44 UTC as 168th comment | 6 replies
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KoolKool: freedom at making more profit? okay! i get it! congratulation canon!

i want to see how len stabilization making you canon engineer more freedom on development compare to IBIS

omg... you're joking? a corporation focused on profit? stop the presses, you've unlocked the secret code.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 12:09 UTC
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Tical: > Aside from folks who still shoot film, almost nobody uses the term 'digital photography' anymore

But we should, since reality remains analog in its essence.

hmmm... ever heard of a little thing called the atom? quantum mechanics? etc...

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 01:53 UTC
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