AshMills

Lives in United Kingdom Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.AshMills.com
Joined on Aug 19, 2002

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On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (143 comments in total)

Is the implication that you don't need to know what is in the full and comprehensive review?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 20:59 UTC as 12th comment
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LoganInTX: Now if only one of these firmware updates would allow me to either set the APS-C sensor toggle with a custom button or at least retain the setting in any of the 6 memory slots :(
It takes way too long to switch back and forth if you want to use APS-C for video and full frame for pics.

It would if all the menu items could be assigned to it.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 20:06 UTC
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LoganInTX: Now if only one of these firmware updates would allow me to either set the APS-C sensor toggle with a custom button or at least retain the setting in any of the 6 memory slots :(
It takes way too long to switch back and forth if you want to use APS-C for video and full frame for pics.

Well, you could - for instance - allow a really customisable user menu page for things you personally use to get to hand easily in one place.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
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LoganInTX: Now if only one of these firmware updates would allow me to either set the APS-C sensor toggle with a custom button or at least retain the setting in any of the 6 memory slots :(
It takes way too long to switch back and forth if you want to use APS-C for video and full frame for pics.

So many things buried in the menus - how many clicks to format a card, or to change viewfinder from screen to VF? Annoying when this options are free to achieve and would make the camera so much friendlier to use.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
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raindance: On dpreview and DXO the winner is the Sony 6300. In the real world it's the Canon 80D, 'nuff said.

Yep, they buy the brand they see people using.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
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raindance: On dpreview and DXO the winner is the Sony 6300. In the real world it's the Canon 80D, 'nuff said.

Yes, sales to other people is usually an excellent way of choosing a camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 10:15 UTC
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raindance: On dpreview and DXO the winner is the Sony 6300. In the real world it's the Canon 80D, 'nuff said.

Nuff by you anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
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Mathieu18: ISO is a relative illuminance. So ISO 100, f/8 will result in the same shutter speed across formats. But it's also true that smaller sensors collect less total light, so on a smaller sensor, more amplification is needed to achieve that same illumination, hence the appearance of additional noise from that amplification.

Oh yes, that was Mathieu18 above- I think you and I agree GB basically, except for a bit of semantics here and there, especially around this total light thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
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Mathieu18: ISO is a relative illuminance. So ISO 100, f/8 will result in the same shutter speed across formats. But it's also true that smaller sensors collect less total light, so on a smaller sensor, more amplification is needed to achieve that same illumination, hence the appearance of additional noise from that amplification.

GB - I totally agree with what you are saying about blowing up a crop, applies to everything from shadow puppets upwards, my point is that you said that "on a smaller sensor, more amplification is needed to achieve that same illumination" which is not the case.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 10:35 UTC
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AshMills: This article should surely site the well-established and original kit sold by metabones for years. It is written as if they had thrown some magic potions in a pot and pulled this out. They are just another rip of a speedbooster.

I was talking about the product and the concept (ie for stills cameras) not the optical formula or the idea of a reducer. ( Doesn't meant that there aren't still people that don't understand them! )

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
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Mathieu18: ISO is a relative illuminance. So ISO 100, f/8 will result in the same shutter speed across formats. But it's also true that smaller sensors collect less total light, so on a smaller sensor, more amplification is needed to achieve that same illumination, hence the appearance of additional noise from that amplification.

I'm sorry I don't agree. What happens to noise when you crop a FF photo?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 23:30 UTC

In other news, tumble weed sales are up.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 23:25 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

This article should surely site the well-established and original kit sold by metabones for years. It is written as if they had thrown some magic potions in a pot and pulled this out. They are just another rip of a speedbooster.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 23:24 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Mathieu18: ISO is a relative illuminance. So ISO 100, f/8 will result in the same shutter speed across formats. But it's also true that smaller sensors collect less total light, so on a smaller sensor, more amplification is needed to achieve that same illumination, hence the appearance of additional noise from that amplification.

Surely its not the amplification so much as the size of the photosites? If you simply cropped a FF chip to m43 size you dont have to amplify the resulting image more, you just look at it closer.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (146 comments in total)
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Nikita66: sorry if this is a dumb question, but what, exactly, is Nikon AE mount?

I know, but I want to know whether the lens will communicate that it is being focussed at all. Its very handy when in live view to have peaking or magnified focus aids "know" when you are touching the focus ring, then switch off automatically.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
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AshMills: If Hi Sync works by using a long flash pulse, does this mean it is less well suited to capturing very fast motion than "normal" flash?

You are missing my point somewhat- since the flash duration of this unit is can be more than 1/8000 sec that will not freeze the fastest subjects that 1/50000 will (albeit at greater output.)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 01:47 UTC
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BigOne: Considering the quality and fail rate of modern hard drives I'd rather NOT have so much information stored on one device. Losing so much would be devastating. And very soon it WILL become a problem for large data centers, too. With the fail rate creeping over to 5%, you can easily lose 50 out of every 1000 SSDs you have installed. That's 3,000 TB lost - even monsters like Google and Yahoo would feel such a loss.

I really hope the manufacturers will abandon the volume "arms race" and start working on quality to bring it back to what we had 20 years ago. I still run my system on a 40-GB HDD I bought in 1998. But I lost a WD 3-TB drive (and everything on it) that wasn't even a year old. Cheap mass-production may work for underwear but for hard drives those fail rates are simply too high. Your made-in-china washing machine goes bang - no big deal. Your 3-4-8-10-TB hard drive failing is a disaster.

And this argument for "Yikes! Too many eggs in one basket!!" has been going on since baskets first got bigger.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:26 UTC

Will wait for the 120TB

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 19:58 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (146 comments in total)
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Nikita66: sorry if this is a dumb question, but what, exactly, is Nikon AE mount?

Do you get focus peaking/distance reading?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 18:55 UTC

If Hi Sync works by using a long flash pulse, does this mean it is less well suited to capturing very fast motion than "normal" flash?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
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