armandino

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On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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armandino: For who was fighting back my comments about this camera being born old and the days of 5D series are counted might want to check out the newly announced Sony Alpha 99II
Let's talk a bit more about exciting innovation rather than incremental refinement!
Btw the Fuji MF is looking so good too!
Canon either has something big and new around the corner or it just missed the train.

-5 axis image stabilization (only Sony and Pentax FF IBIS)
- same BSI sensor of the A7RII (only 2 FF on the market with that)
- 12 fps on a non pro body FF!!!
- FF and super 35 video 4K and 120fps full HD and S-log
Canon only has dual pix as novel tech but so poorly implemented that is good only for simplifying amateur video and photo. Hopefully Magic Lantern will rescue it!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:06 UTC

time to save up! I am under the impression that Fuji is doing what I felt Hasselblad should have gone for

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:03 UTC as 119th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)

For who was fighting back my comments about this camera being born old and the days of 5D series are counted might want to check out the newly announced Sony Alpha 99II
Let's talk a bit more about exciting innovation rather than incremental refinement!
Btw the Fuji MF is looking so good too!
Canon either has something big and new around the corner or it just missed the train.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:53 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 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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@PhotoKhan
on cameras like the 1DX or the 5DIV Dual Pixel is mostly for video not for still. So you have a great AF for a mediocre video output? It is like putting a great engine on bad suspensions.... Dual Pixel should motivate you to buy the 5DIV for video, yet for the same money the A7RII is a far better option.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 01:42 UTC
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armandino: Of course no 4K. Could not have expected less from Canon. King of the crippling games.

@ Elaka Famor
absolutely

@Nobby2016
do you have a Sony? You might quickly learn that overeating is not much of an issue unless you are doing serious filming, in which case you are likely to use an external recorder and the problem is gone.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:17 UTC

Of course no 4K. Could not have expected less from Canon. King of the crippling games.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 06:56 UTC as 69th comment | 5 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 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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@PhotoKhan
Dual Pixel is an amazing innovation, yet dumbed down so its usefulness is marginal.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
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armandino: given the form factor and controls.... the Fuji X100T is lovely by contrast and you can get the X100S used for much cheaper too....

The idea is for a walk around fast lens with great optical performance in a small package. You pay the price of a fixed lens camera for a more convenient form factor and controls that are a joy to use. Btw for walk around 23mm is far more usable than a 30 mm. If you really need more reach you can get the 1.4X and you have a 32/2. Of course something like an A6300 serves a different purpose in general, but the comparison just came spontaneously for the walk around and street photography use.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 03:44 UTC

given the form factor and controls.... the Fuji X100T is lovely by contrast and you can get the X100S used for much cheaper too....

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 01:05 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (136 comments in total)

My first digital the F717, I had so much fun with!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 15:11 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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Wild Light: So many of these are soft because of Canons average lenses. For example - 35mm 1.4L II is beyond awesome. 35mm f2 is really terrible. Canon are catching up on their sensors but behind on their lenses which are typically mushy and the reason I left Canon. Would be good to see pictures taken with the Zeiss family of lenses.

Canon lenses are more than adequate and the workhorses are an exceptionally good balance of everything, typically the most all rounded for the money. They have also been updated to handle extremely high resolution.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 02:53 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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five5pho: Quick note to haters :
If you can not deliver memorable images with a older camera such as 5dmk3, Nikon d800 and such change hobby or profession .
In other words keep your Sony comments to sony forums and enjoy your wonderful sony camera or what ever rocks your fancy

@five5pho
many comments come actually from frustrated Canon users, like me. Having enough of Canon trickling small either boring, overdue, otherwise crippled improvements, just because the can with their exceptionally rich ecosystem and popularity, who rather shoot dealing with quirky solutions such as a Sony camera and a Metabone adapter refusing of giving our money to Canon.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 06:26 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Good, but inconclusive. Episode II.😀
Also, the 5D IV gallery expansion increased the struggle of Sony lovers around. With, say, about 30%. Even (or mostly) without prints.

@The Silver Nemesis
I have been shooting for ever Canon bodies I also shoot Pentax medium format (Kodak CCD), Sony A7RII and Fuji.
Generally Canon gives you great skin tones right out of the camera, while Sony requires more work, nevertheless you can get the results too. Much of the work is due to the larger DR which often requires level compression to get the contrast right. However the added DR is welcome to have even if it requires more work. Fuji to me has the best out of the camera output. Almost pointless shooting raw.
The 5DIV seems to have a great image quality, however it still somewhat lags the competition. I expect it will score on DXO the same as the 1DX or slightly better maybe reaching 90. The point is that this is not particularly exciting, and in total honesty the very least Canon should have offered after 5 years. I hope the next generation 120MP stacked pixel expected to be in the next 5Ds will be the excitement I have been waiting from Canon.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 06:11 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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Arun H: Every time I saw an image that I thought looked special, it was shot with either the 35L II or the 70-200. I've never shot with the new 35L, but the 70-200 gives me a thrill whenever I shoot with it. I just know I'm going to get great images. Great glass, both.

70-200 and 35/1.4 is my bread and butter too. I also have been acquiring a taste lately for 20/1.4 for a more reportage look, although I like shooting wide open for a bit of a surreal subject isolation for such a wide lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 06:00 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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Matewka: 5d Mark 4 is definetely not a game-changer. I think 5D Mk 3 users will stay with their gear, 4K videographers will stay with their Sony A7, pro videographers will stay with their Canon C/Black Magic/Red Dragon, pro sport's photographers will stay with their 1DX / D4 / D5 / 7D Mk 2.

I think 5D Mk 4 is the worst camera in the 5D series in terms of advance to the predecessor.

and the problem with the mixed bag video capabilities, and lack of a tilting screen, DualPixel is almost useless. DualPixel is the next thing but it deserves a light body with different ergonomics and a tilting screen. Basically a mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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emfor: Is there any other camera that delivers 30mp @ 7fps? The 5Div looks like an excellent all purpose body. Fast enough for sports. High resolution for landscape. And with new sensor tech we can expect more DR as well. Reasonable battery life. Very promising DPAF. Touchscreen, ...
There may be other bodies that excel it in a single discipline, but then they fall back in all others (more DR or mp but then less fps and/or less battery life, more fps but then less mp, ...).

These upgrades are insignificant when projected on a 4-5 years span. 30mp@7fps is just nice today, nothing groundbreaking, DualPixel is nice but they cut back on video so a waste, really. If it was a camera with a 2 year cycle I would say it is no bad but at 4-5 years... really? To me Canon has a significant mirrorless in the sleeve, otherwise this step is just too short.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
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new boyz: So finally (some really die-hard) Canon (fanatic) users will agree that more dynamic range is a good thing. Same thing happened when Nikon released the D800, people who otherwise oppose high MP sensor suddenly changed their opinion. This kind of behavior is fun to see.

@Dylthedog
Agreed. At the price point it is an underwhelming camera. Canon is playing its game knowing that committed Canon users will take it as it is: a jack of all trades, even if a dull one, and good enough for what everyone realistically need. I am so glad that Sony is in the game now, good stimuli for the big boys.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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Matewka: 5d Mark 4 is definetely not a game-changer. I think 5D Mk 3 users will stay with their gear, 4K videographers will stay with their Sony A7, pro videographers will stay with their Canon C/Black Magic/Red Dragon, pro sport's photographers will stay with their 1DX / D4 / D5 / 7D Mk 2.

I think 5D Mk 4 is the worst camera in the 5D series in terms of advance to the predecessor.

@rafalvonbur
nothing is meant to last for ever. I owned the 5D, 5DII, 5DIII. I will not own the 5DIV unless offered at a very convenient price. This camera is far to conservative for its price. Mark on your calendar 3 years from now to come back to this tread.
5D series will either adapt or die, only matter of time.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
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new boyz: So finally (some really die-hard) Canon (fanatic) users will agree that more dynamic range is a good thing. Same thing happened when Nikon released the D800, people who otherwise oppose high MP sensor suddenly changed their opinion. This kind of behavior is fun to see.

@Rishi Sanyal
sloppy typing, I should have said "many" rather than "all" :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
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new boyz: So finally (some really die-hard) Canon (fanatic) users will agree that more dynamic range is a good thing. Same thing happened when Nikon released the D800, people who otherwise oppose high MP sensor suddenly changed their opinion. This kind of behavior is fun to see.

Funny to see that all the Nikon pros think now that DR is not a big deal since the D5 has the worse DR at base iso than any current sensor. Humans....

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 05:02 UTC
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