armandino

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MrTaikitso: Why 4K yet no flippy outie display to aid with video production? They put one on the lesser specced XXD range, such as 80D but not this? I just don't get it.

I am just saying that you can hold the K-1, a heavy camera from the tilting screen, to get an idea of how tough that is. Both 5DIV and K-1 are relatively light compared to the 1DX

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 02:53 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1058 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Bravo to Canon and it's DSLRs!

Canon is truly the undisputed King! ... of Incremental upgrades!

The next 5D series you will really want is actually about 3 or 4 upgrades away...

Great going Canon!

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I completely agree, just saying that you can get better pictures and videos with an A7RII that is one year older, and you can shoot in a more creative manner too.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 02:49 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1058 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Bravo to Canon and it's DSLRs!

Canon is truly the undisputed King! ... of Incremental upgrades!

The next 5D series you will really want is actually about 3 or 4 upgrades away...

Great going Canon!

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@Jake
Canon video AF is indeed amazing, but this just adds to the frustration of a mediocre video output.
@ Pritzl
I cannot agree less, but I am just looking at facts: in a world saturated with images and photographers, if your camera lets you open to new creative opportunity it is of huge relevance. I show up with my toysh A7RII in a place full of 5Ds and 1DXs and my images stand out because the more innovative ways I can shoot.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
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pahnson: I am not realy impressed with this upgrade, but it is a logical and "evolutionary" change. Canon just produces tools for photographers everyday work. A little bit of innovation would be nice, anyway.
I have a 70d and bought just a 5d III. I miss the Dual Pixel AF for video projects SO MUCH. This alone would be a reason for me to upgrade from the III to the IV... but the price tag... :( :(

Prosumer video? I think it is too late and too constrained for that party. It should have had 4K 60fps. No worries, the next Sony will.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:04 UTC
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Wanderer23: As a non-Canon shooter, I'm quite disappointed and underwhelmed. It's still an amazing camera and I'd be more than happy to shoot with it -- but I thought Canon had a great opportunity with this iteration to maintain/re-establish their dominance for the next 4-5 years. Certainly a refined, calculated, and safe update, but that's it. I can't imagine a ton of people switching to Canon now for this, but they'll still sell more than plenty of these bodies.

@Jonathan Brady
times are changing, not quite the 5DIII arena, and this camera simply is not that much better that the III 5 years after is a tepid update.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:01 UTC
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pahnson: I am not realy impressed with this upgrade, but it is a logical and "evolutionary" change. Canon just produces tools for photographers everyday work. A little bit of innovation would be nice, anyway.
I have a 70d and bought just a 5d III. I miss the Dual Pixel AF for video projects SO MUCH. This alone would be a reason for me to upgrade from the III to the IV... but the price tag... :( :(

@Henrik Herranen
Dual Pixel AF is the greatest current Canon asset. The 5D and 6D are the latest to the party. So yes it is innovation, but a kind of overdue and granted. And this alone is not quite enough to make a camera stand out.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:59 UTC
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armandino: So, this is it what Canon users will be stuck with for the next 4 years? Good luck...

a quick list
1) The EVF is insanely good and allows to do do things you cannot with a DSLR:
a) seamless EVF/monitor operation. Which means the camera does not change operating attitude as you move your eye from the EVF to monitor and back
b) ability to review images in the EVF. quite a nice touch actually
c) easily use manual AF
d) real time exposure and highlight clipping feedback
e) far brighter than any OVF in the dark, if coupled with fast glass
2) IBIS. In body stabilization is huge:
a) for manual focus
b) expand hugely low light photography with handheld camera and semi-stationary subjects
3) Electronic shutter. With the limitations due to rolling shutter, still a fantastic feature as you can shoot making zero noise.
4) Crop mode. It accepts crop mode lenses turning into an excellent 18MP crop camera. Sony offers tiny pancakes primes and zooms for travel and casual photography.
5) 42MP BSI sensor, currently the highest rated on DXO
6) video features

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
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armandino: So, this is it what Canon users will be stuck with for the next 4 years? Good luck...

From my personal experience there are number of novel functionalities in the A7RII that add a substantial amount of creativity. However it is a slower, more sluggish camera in any regard. If you can put up with that (i can cope with it for most situations) then I think the A7RII has more to offer. It works well for me as if I need speed I switch to my 1DX.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:39 UTC
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armandino: So, this is it what Canon users will be stuck with for the next 4 years? Good luck...

@Digimat
The A7RII is not far ahead of the 5DIV, it pulls away from some feature sets, but it holds back for other performance metrics. Realistically it is not a clear cut and it really is a personal choice. What in my opinion is a problem is that the 5DIV just came our and the next one will be sometime around 2020. On paper the 5DVI does not really pull ahead of the A7RII which is one year old, the A7RIII is around the corner and it will likely see 2 more upgrades before we will have a 5DV if we will ever get that.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
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armandino: So, this is it what Canon users will be stuck with for the next 4 years? Good luck...

@mammagamma
I make deductions based on what appears to me to be opinionated misinformed observations. Your comment on how to use the monitor in a DSLR to compete with a seamless functionality of mirrorless gives away a scarce understanding of fundamental operational advantages in mirrorless. "I have tried mirrorless in the past and it didn't suit me" what mirrorless did you actually try? Also, "trying" is not really adequate. You shoot mirrorless with a different mind set, and that needs training. If you do not have somewhat of such experience you are not really qualified to sustain such argument. I gave you specific reasons for which the A7RII EVF is superior to an OVF and that comes from extensive use of both, and it does not hold true for "any" mirrorless. Mirrorless is moving fast, very soon it will be mainstream relegating DSLRs to niche applications. That will happen before the next 5D cycle.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:26 UTC
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Adam Sharp: Yawn ... Used canon for years .. Shadow noise banding reliability issues . Bet it has the same issues . 900 shots battery life . Dull and boring . I picked up a Olympus pro body to test it was fun small and nice in the hand . Nikons just feel great and amazing chip set . Pentax Fuji all great and good value . Canon over priced

@photenth
I am not sure what you are trying to prove with your link, we are talking about base ISO DR and ability of pushing shadows.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
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Parhelic: Here is the SONIKON killer :)

@photenth
1) It does with an external recorder, and if you are serious enough to shoot 4:2:2 you are shooting with an external monitor/recorder
2) let me think.... 42MP BSI. Yes! I see the difference!
3) Great feature, I would love it on on a Sony
4) Do you have any idea of how many scenes you can shoot without worrying of rolling shutter? Do you realize the benefit of the e-shutter? A full wedding ceremony without a single click? Candids? Golfing? The list goes on.
And of course you would not know about the long list of benefits from the A7RII EVF and IBIS.
I have owned every single Canon body worth having, sorry I will not miss the 5DIV.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:06 UTC
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armandino: So, this is it what Canon users will be stuck with for the next 4 years? Good luck...

additionally:
for low light photography the EVF is vastly superior with fast lenses:
1) Very bright, you can see brighter than with your naked eye
2) because of the above you can manual focus down to -6EV
3) You can also manual focus accurately because IBIS compensates for the camera vibrations and obviously using the EVF rather than the monitor
4) Review images for your self or your clients through a much better EVF rather that the Monitor which is even a bigger difference in bright sunlight. You can also review your images PRIVATELY even if you are in a crowd.
5) you hate floppy screens likely because you do not know how to use them. You can shoot in a more comfortable position with the camera touching the ground, or explore new viewing angles.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:54 UTC
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armandino: So, this is it what Canon users will be stuck with for the next 4 years? Good luck...

@mammagamma
1) have you tried the A7RII EVF?
2) Sure how well does it work on your 85/1.2? Or any of your fast primes? Do you see the potential in low light photography?
3) Cannot do that looking thorough the OVF. Many DSLR users, like you, tend to be opinionated about mirrorless without really operating or learning how to operate a high performance mirrorless, as a consequence have difficulty in understanding how they really work and the potential of that. SEAMLESS EVF/Monitor operation means the it happens instantaneously and the camera keeps on operating the same way: same AF, framerate, display etc. How clumsy would be operating operating a clucky dslr with an electronic shutter?
4) A7RII can be small and discrete. For real work use the battery grip and it as good as any DSLR. FLEXIBILITY. Btw, about flexibility, it accepts crop sensor lenses and detects them automatically turning in an 18MP crop. Have you seen the size and weight of the 16-50 pancake? That is a 24-70 equivalent.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:47 UTC
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Neuropsychology: Won't be ditching my a6300 as planned. I'll just keep it. Somewhat disappointed Canon.

@rrccad
there are cameras out there that have been offering similar feature set or more for a while. And this will set the bar for Canon for the next 4-5 years. The good part it it will likely do it very well within the design constraints.
Just a thought.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:31 UTC
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Adam Sharp: Yawn ... Used canon for years .. Shadow noise banding reliability issues . Bet it has the same issues . 900 shots battery life . Dull and boring . I picked up a Olympus pro body to test it was fun small and nice in the hand . Nikons just feel great and amazing chip set . Pentax Fuji all great and good value . Canon over priced

@photenth
I am not sure when you got in the DR wagon, but this has been beaten up to death for many years. If you are happy with 12 stops of DR good for you. Having 13-14 is far better, maybe one day you will see it for yourself, maybe you will never need it.
cheers

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:28 UTC
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armandino: So, this is it what Canon users will be stuck with for the next 4 years? Good luck...

@mammagamma
1) EVF/monitor seamless operation, real time exposure feedback, superior manual focus experience, much better experience in low light with fast glass.
2) IBIS.
3) Once the mechanical shutter is gone, frame rate ( bet we will have that in four years if not earlier, possibly even a global shutter)
4) weight and size.
Currently the A7RII works very well with most Canon glass. It offers already point 1) plus better video and video features set, electronic shutter, IBIS, and a flippy screen. I currently work also with a 1DX and a 7DII which get picked up strictly when high frame rate and fast AF is required (i.e. sports). For my use I take the A7RII over the 5DIV any day. I can only imagine what a Sony mirrorless will offer in 2020.
BTW:
1) Since I owned the A7RII has been the single camera upgrade I have done that has significantly impacted my photography.
2) You might want to re-read my company marketing approach observations as you clearly misinterpreted them.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
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armandino: So, this is it what Canon users will be stuck with for the next 4 years? Good luck...

btw for me features like EVF, IBIS, electronic shutter, better video of the A7RII easily overcome some of the quirks, and marginally sluggish performance opening more creative opportunities when compared to a DSLR unless shear speed is a dominant asset in shooting requirements. Hopefully Canon/Nikon will have something worth looking at, but cameras like the 5DIV or the next D810 are about to be obsolete for the better, and that is my main point. And not because of Nikon/Canon contribution to the market.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
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armandino: So, this is it what Canon users will be stuck with for the next 4 years? Good luck...

generally speaking Canon/Nikon are trying to milk every drop from the falling of the DSLR, while other brands like Sony see the opportunity of the new technology to carve their market share. So you are welcome to pick your way you like to be ripped. I rather go for pushing innovation...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
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Adam Sharp: Yawn ... Used canon for years .. Shadow noise banding reliability issues . Bet it has the same issues . 900 shots battery life . Dull and boring . I picked up a Olympus pro body to test it was fun small and nice in the hand . Nikons just feel great and amazing chip set . Pentax Fuji all great and good value . Canon over priced

@photenth
1) actually even in studio settings, especially low key images, if some areas need to be boosted in post.
2) ISO invariance is a great way of saving the highlights in low light scenes shooting at lower iso (underexposing) and boosting in post.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:51 UTC
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