armandino

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J A C S: Amazing videos!

I have high hopes for the 5DIV, I really would like to move away from these bricks and their $$$$. The thing with Canon is that it is the most proficient company in preventing product cannibalism, and their marketing strategies with their 90% there product when you are paying already a lot of money unless it is the 1D body is getting me nowadays more than ever, preferring dealing with Sony's quirks rather than putting up with Canon's BS. So I am not holding my breath.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
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raindance: The space savings on the Sony A7 is reduced once you factor in the lenses which are every bit as big as other FF lenses (and in some cases bigger than Nikon/Canon offerings).

The A7RII can be bulky with G glass or very compact with small fast primes or crop mode lenses that still produce images rivalling the 1DXII in terms of resolution and DR in decently lit conditions. The advantage of FF mirrorless is the FLEXIBILITY of either or. I.e. My A7RII is tiny and unassuming with Leica glass or small primes like the 28/2.0 (28mm @42MP or 42mm @ 18 MP, so really a 28-50/2.0 at high to decent resolution, in a ridiculously small package).
This is actually a wonderful little package for video and general photography. Yet it fills your hand and I find it more comfortable to hold than my 1DX with the battery grip, even with the Canon 300/2.8.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 16:19 UTC
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armandino: I have a similar solution from RavPower. Why usb2 still?

my main use was to be able to transfer files from the memory card to a HHD on the go using an iPad. I never looked too much into using it for remote control, my A7RII does not need it....

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 00:46 UTC

I have a similar solution from RavPower. Why usb2 still?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 01:11 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

Is it just me noticing a fairly substantial noise in the shadows ISO400 and above?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 02:06 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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Frank C.: just tied the D3X... nice going Canon!

and no worse than the D5 if that matters. Actually the charts seems to make it a winner compared to the D5 except for tonal range.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
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FuhTeng: Ooo - very exciting. Looking forward to videos showing how well it works.

@Rishi Sanyal
I agree, when I read the news I was all over it. Disappointing, but possibly a step closer? For me the only benefit is AF on video mode with Canon glass wish is still extremely useful for when I run around with a steadicam.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
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FuhTeng: Ooo - very exciting. Looking forward to videos showing how well it works.

For that little I have tried so far reverting to green mode is the way to go especially in continuous focus, however it does a decent job with video in my opinion, which is really big for me not to rely exclusively to Manual focus on Canon glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 04:20 UTC
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SaltLakeGuy: Sorry guys if I offended you regarding your endless desire to mix and match. To me it's a bit like a "low rider", they butcher up a car to modify it beyond it's original design for their own amusement. Hey, it's a free country, knock yourselves out as it's your $$$ that supports their mechanical experimentation's.

let me think...
I can now AF video with virtually all my Canon L glass and Sigma Art... for free.
I will take the firmware upgrade and thank you Metabones :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 04:09 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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armandino: I like the concept however to me the sensor is just not that much larger than a FF 35mm to justify its clumsiness by comparison. Such design should be for an even larger sensor to make sense. I assure it will work for some, but to be a game changer it needed a larger sensor.

That is why I got the A7RII. Competitive resolution, I use Canon glass as it was a canon camera, a fraction of the price without needing new optics and a wealth of things such as 4K, ibis etc.
They needed the same FF sensor as the one in PhaseOne for a true splash, or a much lower price point. Personally at the same price I will still take the A7RII over this, but the temptation would be there....

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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armandino: I like the concept however to me the sensor is just not that much larger than a FF 35mm to justify its clumsiness by comparison. Such design should be for an even larger sensor to make sense. I assure it will work for some, but to be a game changer it needed a larger sensor.

You gain 1.68 factor, but you loose the agility interns of AF speed effective menus, 4K video, IBIS, frame rate, the list goes on... and price. I have a 645D and honestly there is not that much difference from my A7RII. I think for very few, realistically, the sensor factor make the difference worth the trade off. If you have to start a new system from scratch, do it right and make it FF MF. For THAT, I am ready to give up 35mm frills. This sensor size feels a bit as nobody land to me, especially for the money.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

I like the concept however to me the sensor is just not that much larger than a FF 35mm to justify its clumsiness by comparison. Such design should be for an even larger sensor to make sense. I assure it will work for some, but to be a game changer it needed a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 01:30 UTC as 177th comment | 5 replies
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armandino: Such a lens... on a 40D?????????

@acidic
keeping up with your name! Do not tempt me, I already have the A7RII...
but you can be sure that next year not in a decade, I would be using a more updated camera already for such a lens.... :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 08:30 UTC
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armandino: Such a lens... on a 40D?????????

oh boy, what a retard I am :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
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armandino: Such a lens... on a 40D?????????

I am not sure I agree. There are newer cameras with much higher resolution, better DR and noise on the market. The cost of such camera is trivial compared to the lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 15:53 UTC

Such a lens... on a 40D?????????

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 05:02 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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quietrich: On the DF: "trust us that the Nikon D750 is a better camera in absolutely every aspect, and one that can be had for less money."
On my DF: Trust me that the Nikon DF is a more enjoyable camera to use in absolutely every aspect, and one that is worth every penny.

@Jonathan Brady
@quietrich
Actually there is far more that that, such as poor AF, low resolution, and lack of innovation. No video is just the most obvious one.
Great camera for half the price. As it offers half what most other cameras in the same bracket (or lesser) do. This is no Leica that can ask whatever they want even without monitor.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (496 comments in total)
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CptRoger: It should be about time to see movable LCD screen also on these tools and abandon that silly idea that pros do not need them and have always to bust their knees and backs squatting down and rolling into mud to shot throgh the viewfinder. I'd rather that that video capabilities... even if a frame/crop out of a 4K footage may be usefull from time to time not to miss the action.

@WillieG
one of the main reason why I shoot mostly with mirrorless is because of the seamless versatility of switching from viewfinder to tilt screen, which opens up a great deal of compositions angles (or allowing the framing quickly without Yoga instructor certification).
Note that I have been a pro body and MF shooter for many years. Denying the benefits of the childish floppy screens or denigrating their usefulness for pro use is just a sign of inability of recognizing new opportunities.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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quietrich: On the DF: "trust us that the Nikon D750 is a better camera in absolutely every aspect, and one that can be had for less money."
On my DF: Trust me that the Nikon DF is a more enjoyable camera to use in absolutely every aspect, and one that is worth every penny.

For nowadays it cannot really be the camera of choice even simply because of the video feature. It is just too far off from being an all rounded camera to be considered for this selection criteria.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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Leandros S: So what happens when there's a cheaper camera that's actually more capable than the ones included in a given roundup?

sorry I misread you message. I interpreted as a cheaper within the selection, not outside the camera set.
Although it might fare well (i.e. the K1 for FF or A6300 for the crop sensor) I do not think it would be at the top. If you compare the top chosen for each category you see that the lower end one would not make it as the camera of choice for the higher end category.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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