Shaun Gibbs

Shaun Gibbs

Lives in Australia Brisbane, Australia
Works as a I.T.
Has a website at http://www.shaungibbs.com.au
Joined on Mar 28, 2009
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On article What you need to know about the new Canon EOS R3 (194 comments in total)
In reply to:

RubberDials: @Barney

Slide 14

"unsurprisingly, the EOS R3's CIPA rated battery life is substantially less than its DSLR peers, at around 440 shots per charge. (...) at least for now, today's crop of high-end mirrorless ILCs are unable to match their DSLR forebears for stamina."

Feel there is a little bit of saving Canon's blushes here. We know that today's mirrorless cameras can't compete with DSLRs for battery life - that argument is somewhat of a red herring - the point is surely that the R3 can't compete with today's mirrorless cameras for battery life either.

Both the A9II and the A1 can offer approximately the same battery life as the R3 with their much smaller and lighter batteries - and crucially, those cameras can take two batteries.

CIPA ratings (battery and IS) ARE pretty much meaningless metrics irrespective of what DPR says.

In real world usage there are too many variables involved from climate, photographer usage, lenses, IBIS, viewfinder fps, sleep mode, turn on - turn off etc.

Anyone taking 3000+ photos plus in day (like a wedding) will always take spare batteries irrespective of the consumption rate or camera brand, including Sony A1 users.

Get over it and take spare batteries with you and swap them over quickly whether you use a battery grip or not.

I have never used more than two "small" LP-E6NH batteries on the R5 at a wedding. 3.5K photos and with battery left over. I usually take 7 batteries on weddings and never have used more than two in a day.

It's not rocket surgery. It really is a non issue.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 07:11 UTC
In reply to:

And-roid: Just goes to show how advanced the Sony A1 is!

Yeah, Just like 12 mp is advanced on the Sony a7s iii.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 11:49 UTC
In reply to:

SupremeWideAngle: The Canon R3 are HUGE compared to Sony A1 and Canon R3 only have 24 megapixels to Sony A1´s 50 megapixels, WHAT went wrong Canon ! I am so HAPPY that I went from Canon DSLR to Sony mirrorless !

@thx1138 Doesn't look like the A1 has an all day battery either.

Camera Screen Viewfinder
Canon R3 760 440
Sony A1 530 430
Diff 230 10

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 07:39 UTC
In reply to:

FujifilmXT3: Who is gonna pay six grand for 24 megapixels?

Camera Model MP Price PP/MP
Sony a7S iii 12 $3,500 $292
Canon R3 24 $6,000 $250
Sony a9 ii 24 $4,500 $188
Canon R6 20 $3,500 $175
Sony A1 50 $6,500 $130
Canon R5 45 $3,900 $87
Canon R 30 $1,800 $60
Canon RP 26 $1,000 $38

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 07:19 UTC
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FujifilmXT3: Who is gonna pay six grand for 24 megapixels?

Some people pay $3500 for 12mp. Sony Alpha a7S iii

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 07:03 UTC
In reply to:

And-roid: Just goes to show how advanced the Sony A1 is!

I wouldn't call a 144, 000 dot LCD screen advanced by today's standards.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 06:50 UTC
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LiangMing: I am so grateful that Sony offered the 50 MP A1 with just $500 more.

And I'm so grateful that Canon made the R5 for $2600 less than the A1.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 06:44 UTC
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NMAR66: All great, but is it only me that sees this UGLY looking camera? Maybe it has something to do with that cheap looking texture and dull gray color?

Probably just you. Same as your personality just shines through your avatar.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 09:37 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2595 comments in total)
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Shaun Gibbs: Nothing Earth shattering here that I can't take with my existing cameras e.g. weddings/events/landscapes/nightscapes/fast sports/Studio work etc.

It's a pity that DPR doesn't do compatibility tests with third party systems e.g. flash triggers like Godox strobes for studio work etc. Sony always seems to be incompatible/proprietary, and you have to buy something extra to make them work, like a Sony specific Godox trigger $$$.

It is also a pity that few, if any, of the sample gallery photos actually show the style/subjects they claim a camera is good for. I would love to see a real wedding or other important event photos in the sample galleries where a camera is pushed to its limits under pressure e.g. low light events and bright daylight subject matter.

Otherwise, it is just based on word with no real world testing, and the review is suddenly out.

@The Mad Kiwi

Well, I have 3 x Elinchrom triggers for those strobes and 6 x triggers for the Godox strobes. It all adds up $$$-wise. It's great when triggers can be used on different cameras and still work. I haven't bought a Pentax trigger yet as not too many Pantaxians around. ;)

I have also finally updated my gear list. All mirrorless now since last year and before. I do have some point and shoots too which aren't listed e.g. Panasonic, Olympus TG-6 etc...

@Yxa Thanks!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2021 at 07:24 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2595 comments in total)
In reply to:

Shaun Gibbs: Nothing Earth shattering here that I can't take with my existing cameras e.g. weddings/events/landscapes/nightscapes/fast sports/Studio work etc.

It's a pity that DPR doesn't do compatibility tests with third party systems e.g. flash triggers like Godox strobes for studio work etc. Sony always seems to be incompatible/proprietary, and you have to buy something extra to make them work, like a Sony specific Godox trigger $$$.

It is also a pity that few, if any, of the sample gallery photos actually show the style/subjects they claim a camera is good for. I would love to see a real wedding or other important event photos in the sample galleries where a camera is pushed to its limits under pressure e.g. low light events and bright daylight subject matter.

Otherwise, it is just based on word with no real world testing, and the review is suddenly out.

@MikeRan

Well since I do run portrait photography workshops in my studio (and have done for many years) I provide triggers for the other photographers to use.

I currently use Godox strobes (and Elinchrom) and the X1T triggers for Canon work on Nikon cameras and vice versa but they don't work at all on Sony cameras.

So I needed to buy a Sony trigger which only works on Sony cameras to cater for those photographers. It didn't break the bank, but is just annoying when you have to waste time and money getting stuff to work with Sony proprietary gear.

I have had Pentax, Olympus and other photographers attend too, and no problem with their cameras using the studio triggers.

So unless you can demonstrate otherwise, don't try and discredit my credentials and personal experience, just because you don't believe it.

Put your money where your mouth is i.e. test this all for yourself with your own $$$, just as I have done.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2021 at 02:58 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2595 comments in total)

Nothing Earth shattering here that I can't take with my existing cameras e.g. weddings/events/landscapes/nightscapes/fast sports/Studio work etc.

It's a pity that DPR doesn't do compatibility tests with third party systems e.g. flash triggers like Godox strobes for studio work etc. Sony always seems to be incompatible/proprietary, and you have to buy something extra to make them work, like a Sony specific Godox trigger $$$.

It is also a pity that few, if any, of the sample gallery photos actually show the style/subjects they claim a camera is good for. I would love to see a real wedding or other important event photos in the sample galleries where a camera is pushed to its limits under pressure e.g. low light events and bright daylight subject matter.

Otherwise, it is just based on word with no real world testing, and the review is suddenly out.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 07:09 UTC as 74th comment | 13 replies
On article Sony a1 review (2595 comments in total)
In reply to:

mahshid: The best camera ever built

It will not have a competitor for another 5 years

How many did you buy?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 06:56 UTC
In reply to:

Gesture: Don't the EVF (mirrorless) cameras have more power demands than OVF ones.
How are the OEMs - Canon and Nikon essentially - handling this.

If Canon put a 1,440,000 dot TFT LCD screen on their second teir camera, let alone their flagship camera, to conserve battery power that would REALLY be embarrassing.

We would never hear the end of it!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2021 at 02:01 UTC
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littleboyplopp: What a tank of a cam!

SteveAnderson

Probably. Also jealousy and just putting down everything and anyone that doesn't appeal to them, that they agree with, or they can't afford. Or just simple trolling, because they can, and also possibly childhood deprivation of values.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 08:06 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1 (366 comments in total)
In reply to:

JpGomez: Home setup (lighting, headphones, mic, etc):
Chris - 0
Jordan - 1

I disagree.

Chris's Rembrandt lighting (angle) and detail is far superior.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 03:13 UTC

As a wedding and portrait photographer the Canon RF is so much more useable and light especially after 6-8 hours shooting. No more sore arms.

It also fits upright in back pack. No more roll on suitcase needed for weddings.

I have never used a TC for weddings. No big deal it doesn't take them.

Sold the EF 2.8 as the RF is way better suited to my needs.

It is super sharp too.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2020 at 01:01 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2964 comments in total)
In reply to:

lazerbean: I see no mention of the shutter sound and/or electronic shutter banding issues (or lack thereof), which is one of the most important aspects of this camera over a 5DIV as far as I’m concerned (would be upgrading from 5D cameras, but not convinced yet, lot of money for a camera). Hate the loud shutter when shooting certain types of events - will the R5 make my life significantly better? Compared to, say, A7III ( half the price) or A9 (slightly cheaper)?

Can anybody with experience please elaborate?

The shutter is very quiet in EFCS mode. Much quieter than the 5D IV or any Canon DSLR in silent shutter mode. So quiet in fact it will be a dream to use at weddings etc. Which I will find out next week.

You also don't get the silent shutter lag of a Canon DSLR. It just snaps away.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 21:43 UTC
On article Sony a9 II review (1282 comments in total)
In reply to:

Shaun Gibbs: A full camera review TEN months after a camera has been released is diluted to say the least, notwithstanding firmware upgrades etc.

Conclusions and ratings are not very meaningful in this context.

Archer66 Indeed. 100%

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2020 at 03:15 UTC
On article Sony a9 II review (1282 comments in total)

A full camera review TEN months after a camera has been released is diluted to say the least, notwithstanding firmware upgrades etc.

Conclusions and ratings are not very meaningful in this context.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2020 at 00:39 UTC as 50th comment | 10 replies

Wonderful! What more do we need in 2020.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 23:27 UTC as 17th comment
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