XeroJay

XeroJay

Lives in Toronto
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Dec 4, 2007

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On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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alcaher: sensor scores comparison are great. Right now the latest canon offering are great and close to Sony and nikon. But the biggest news so far with 1dx2/d5/d500 is the Af performance

Why not Dpreview doing an article showing in the field comparisons between the 3 cameras regarding Af. wich one you consider the best in focus tracking, focus speed, etc

Yeah that makes sense. Just like how you compared the D5 to the Canon 6D in your D5 review. I'm predicting you'll compare it more with the D750. Gotta keep that Nikon edge.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 00:49 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)

I'm a bit late to the party, but doesn't DxO Mark directly conflict with DPR's findings? DPR claims that the 1DXII simply can't keep up with the D5 in low light. DxO finds the 1DXII clearly and marginally superior in low light. I thought DxO and DPR were affiliates?!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 22:07 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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alcaher: Congrats to canon for catching up with 2012's sensor technology... Right now is a tie between Sony, nikon and canon DR. Even DPR is happy about it

And congrats to Nikon for building the time machine that is the D5 I guess? ;)
Just kidding. I don't put much weight into DxO Mark. They seem to be their own island.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 22:03 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (503 comments in total)

Funny how they compare the DR to the Canon 6D rather than any competing camera. Why not compare it to the 1DXII? ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 129th comment | 3 replies
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bgbs: There is about a 1stop difference between D5 and 1DXII at high ISO.

A full stop difference? yeah right. Not a chance. More like 1/3 stop difference at best. These cameras are all basically the same at all useable iso's (100 to 12,800)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 18:37 UTC

In going to go out on a limb here, and predict that this software will use embedded jpegs when working with raw files. They claim that it's based on ON1 Perfect Browse, which does exactly that. I'm sceptical.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 21:03 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (53 comments in total)
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XeroJay: Of course; Because I JUST bought a 1510 two days ago.

Maybe...Like how I was lucky when I bought a VW TDI in September, one week before the VW diesel scandal broke. I have a gift for timing these things

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (53 comments in total)

Of course; Because I JUST bought a 1510 two days ago.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 00:17 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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XeroJay: 4k should be standard on every camera canon releases by now. Even smartphone mfgs aren't hesitating to put it in every new model now. If canon keeps trickling out these incremental rehashed updates, there will be nothing left for even die hard canonites to defend.

@Camley
I have no clue what you're going on about. I also have no idea how you guys went from me saying Cano shuuld include 4K to assuming I want to sell my 85 1.2 for pennies, but whatever.
For me though it's not a hobby; it's a career. It's my livelihood.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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rrccad: wow .. so the internet experts have only 4K to whine about? then I guess canon did a good job on the update.

curious and interesting to see the performance of livewiew. I would imagine with each DiGiC generation that will get better and better. it's got to be a bunch of heavy lifting calculating from 24 million AF points.

27 f/8 points is remarkable at this level of camera.

a very nice and well thought out upgrade from the 70D or from upgrading from a rebel class camera.

will be interesting to see how the sensor does and how well the points work.

for shame - no EVF support and no 4k .. just to shut everyone up about it.

canon also has to get it's act together from DSLR <> power shot firmware. this could have had focus peaking (assuming it does not) without much problem.

what's with the GPS - does it have or not?

@rrccod
Why would think I switched to Fuji? You must have me mixed up with someone else. I'm glad you enjoy taking pictures with your camera. Good for you. Still doesn't negate the simple fact: if Canon had included 4K in the 80D, it would appeal to a larger audience. It couldn't hurt to have included it, but it now misses that checkbox for anyone who does want 4K. Why are soe folks here acting as though 4K is light-years into the future? 4K tv sales are already huge, with over 30 million sold lat year, and 45 million 4k sets expected to ship this year.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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XeroJay: 4k should be standard on every camera canon releases by now. Even smartphone mfgs aren't hesitating to put it in every new model now. If canon keeps trickling out these incremental rehashed updates, there will be nothing left for even die hard canonites to defend.

@interestngness My Canongearis actually for sale, so pm me if you are intested. (not because of 4k, just because Nikon seems to be the more serious brand nowadays)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: This is actually a pretty decent effort. A nice camera. Probably all the camera most people would ever need if they are honest..

Puzzled by the obvious effort made to improve video appeal, only to deny 4K??

Why on earth do that, deliberately omit something so obvious??

Canon is a company that baffles me sometimes.

Couldn't agree more

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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rrccad: wow .. so the internet experts have only 4K to whine about? then I guess canon did a good job on the update.

curious and interesting to see the performance of livewiew. I would imagine with each DiGiC generation that will get better and better. it's got to be a bunch of heavy lifting calculating from 24 million AF points.

27 f/8 points is remarkable at this level of camera.

a very nice and well thought out upgrade from the 70D or from upgrading from a rebel class camera.

will be interesting to see how the sensor does and how well the points work.

for shame - no EVF support and no 4k .. just to shut everyone up about it.

canon also has to get it's act together from DSLR <> power shot firmware. this could have had focus peaking (assuming it does not) without much problem.

what's with the GPS - does it have or not?

You remind me of one of those folks from 2007 that said "nobody even cares about 1080p. Most people only have 720p TV's and besides, you can't even see the difference unless your face is pressed up to the tv".
You seem to not realize though, that these devices are used to capture memories that most people will want to look their best 5,10, 20 years from now. 4k is a deal maker file done people, so don't say that everyone doesn't care.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:42 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)

4k should be standard on every camera canon releases by now. Even smartphone mfgs aren't hesitating to put it in every new model now. If canon keeps trickling out these incremental rehashed updates, there will be nothing left for even die hard canonites to defend.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 102nd comment | 15 replies
On a photo in the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

terrible exposure

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: When I see a camera like this, I can't help but think on why Nikon does not use a square 30 x 30mm sensor, which has diagonal equal to 42,4mm and so is perfectly compatible with the existing FX lenses. The use of a square sensor would eliminate all duplication of controls I see in this camera, would make the operation much simpler (and faster!), and certainly would decrease the size and weight.

Within the format 30 x 30mm there is a 24 x 30mm format, both in portrait and landscape orientation. The format 24 x 30mm is not much smaller than 24 x 36mm, which is often cropped in practice. In a camera for sport, the resolution is not so important, but if the sensor density is kept the same of the current sensor, the resolution of the 24 x 30mm format would be respectable 17.5 MP, which is greater, for example, than 16 MP of the Nikon D4. Finally, the square format has its own merits because many subjets benefit great from a square composition.

Wouldn't work.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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XeroJay: I've had JPEGmini for about a year now, and to be honest, it's good; not great. There is definitely a perceivable loss on quality for most images, but it depends on how keen the user is to the quality loss. It's most noticeable on fine details of the same tone (like skin pours/texture) and especially any grainy images, where it loses significant detail. Out of curiosity, I one day imported the result into PS, overlayed onto the original, set the layer to difference, and was shocked at how much difference there was. I could actually clearly make make out every person & thing in the image, just from the difference.
To say that there's no perceivable quality loss is kind of like saying that same thing about MP3's @ 128kbs

Well, then I guess the experienced professionals comparing massive prints done with JPEGmini in this video are missing the point too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdndN5kobdg
This video is actually what sold me on the product in the first place, but the truth is that it's misleading. I could EASILY tell the difference in not just a huge print, but also even a tiny web image from the results that I've been getting. And since there's absolutely NO settings in JPEGmini, I don't see how anyone is getting any different results than me.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 14:52 UTC

I've had JPEGmini for about a year now, and to be honest, it's good; not great. There is definitely a perceivable loss on quality for most images, but it depends on how keen the user is to the quality loss. It's most noticeable on fine details of the same tone (like skin pours/texture) and especially any grainy images, where it loses significant detail. Out of curiosity, I one day imported the result into PS, overlayed onto the original, set the layer to difference, and was shocked at how much difference there was. I could actually clearly make make out every person & thing in the image, just from the difference.
To say that there's no perceivable quality loss is kind of like saying that same thing about MP3's @ 128kbs

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 13:28 UTC as 113th comment | 11 replies
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (514 comments in total)
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PhotoRotterdam: Acoording to DxO Marks Landscape DR score, the A7IIR is only at 16th place, even below the original A7R. So it must be a Total Epic Fail of Interstellar Proportions.... ;)

http://www.dxomark.com/cameras#hideAdvancedOptions=false&viewMode=list

I think you are looking at he A7II; the A7RII is the new DXO Mark leader, overtaking the D810.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
On article The new Canon 35mm F1.4L II will be a thing of beauty (230 comments in total)
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Bhima78: While it is nice that Canon seems to have successfully updated this lens to match the competition, I can't help but wonder who would pay $1,800 for this when the fantastic Sigma 35mm ART is about half that price at $900.

Funny, so this talk about Sigma not lasting, or becoming obsolete... Yet Sigma comes with a 7 year warranty (here in Canada at least). Canon would have no issues throwing you to the wolves after 1yr+1 day.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
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