XeroJay

XeroJay

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

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On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (462 comments in total)
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XeroJay: I'm going to bet that "unspecified hardware change" is just some form of DRM, preventing their precious new firmware from being spread for free.

Well, if you look at the 1DX vs 1DC from back in the day, Canon was VERY protective about the 1DC firmware, and wanted to make sure no one was able to extract it. They would only do firmware updates for the 1DC through Canon service as opposed to their typical web-delivery. They eventually released a statement if intent to take legal action against anyone who made the 1DC firmware accessible to 1DX owners.
http://nofilmschool.com/2013/01/canon-legal-team-modify-hack-firmware-1d-x-1d-c

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (462 comments in total)

I'm going to bet that "unspecified hardware change" is just some form of DRM, preventing their precious new firmware from being spread for free.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 15:12 UTC as 90th comment | 9 replies
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XeroJay: I'm not big on pushing any product or app, as most are cash grabs at best. Fundy Album Designer is one tool that I can whole heartedly recommend though. There have only been a couple of tools that I can honestly say have saved me more than than their sticker price worth of my time, and Fundy is one of them. I do 100 page books for my clients, and about 20 of those per year. I've calculated that Fundy has saved me about 5 hours of time per book, or 100 hours per year. I value my time at $200/hr, so you do the math.

Your logic is completely off. I'm not talking about movies. I'm talking about how a piece of software is able to do a job that I have to do, but in 1/5th the amount of time than the next best software. Why is this so trivial to you? Why do you have to draw metaphors and reduce it to extremes and ultimates?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
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XeroJay: I'm not big on pushing any product or app, as most are cash grabs at best. Fundy Album Designer is one tool that I can whole heartedly recommend though. There have only been a couple of tools that I can honestly say have saved me more than than their sticker price worth of my time, and Fundy is one of them. I do 100 page books for my clients, and about 20 of those per year. I've calculated that Fundy has saved me about 5 hours of time per book, or 100 hours per year. I value my time at $200/hr, so you do the math.

Haha, great saving that much time either way dude. It's not like Fundy's software is priced higher than most alternatives; it just works so much better. Have you tried it?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 16:20 UTC

I'm not big on pushing any product or app, as most are cash grabs at best. Fundy Album Designer is one tool that I can whole heartedly recommend though. There have only been a couple of tools that I can honestly say have saved me more than than their sticker price worth of my time, and Fundy is one of them. I do 100 page books for my clients, and about 20 of those per year. I've calculated that Fundy has saved me about 5 hours of time per book, or 100 hours per year. I value my time at $200/hr, so you do the math.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 15:44 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)
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XeroJay: 5DIV. I use the OVF just as I have for years, but also now use the LiveView with DualPixel AF af if it were a mirrorless. It's actually just like using a big Canon Full Frame EOS-M. The best of both worlds in one camera. Okay, so it's not technically an EVF, but then again most EOS-M bodies don't have an EVF either.

So I guess you aren't a fan of the Eos-M line?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)

5DIV. I use the OVF just as I have for years, but also now use the LiveView with DualPixel AF af if it were a mirrorless. It's actually just like using a big Canon Full Frame EOS-M. The best of both worlds in one camera. Okay, so it's not technically an EVF, but then again most EOS-M bodies don't have an EVF either.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 21:45 UTC as 230th comment | 3 replies

In sorry, but as a professional, am I the only one that thinks this is stupid? I keep hearing about Nikon being in financial trouble, and this is what they're wasting their time with?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 00:58 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)

These results look fantastic. Good work Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 84th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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fedway: Canon getting serious about mirrorless ILC is an ominous sign for Sony. How much longer before Canon springs an FF MILC on the market? 2018? (I don't know if the current EOS-M mount can cover FF circle) Canon can also engineer an in-house adapter. Then how many Sony users with Canon lenses are going to or going back to Canon? Now, that Canon is going all-in to apsc MILC it is all too obvious that FF is just a tiny step away.

I think Canon's DPAF is an under utilized weapon. It truly is the best of all worlds, and not even sony can quite match it performance wise. The problem is that they aren't maximizing on it's potential. Canon absolutely should be making a high performance full frame DPAF mirrorless powerhouse that uses effective lenses. Who cares if it needs to have a certain thickness in order to work properly with ef lenses? They should just throw every bell, whistle, and the kitchen sink into it and watch a new line be born of it. DPAF is as quick as any phase detect, as accurate as any contrast detect, can focus anywhere on the imaging sensor, doesn't need a mirror, can support uncanny servo and object/face tracking, can focus on about -5ev light levels, and never requires afma...just give us something that puts all of this at the forefront of intended use in a full frame pro - level body already! Don't just dip your toes in the pool of competition; jump in and make a spash canon!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 02:13 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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haiiyaa: It seems like most people here don't get this camera. With the 11-22mm and DPAF I don't think theres a more suitable camera for vlogging. Add in probably the best touchscreen and user interface I think this is going to sell very very well.

Lots of Vloggers are moving to 4K. Where did you read that most "vloggers use the 80d"?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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haiiyaa: It seems like most people here don't get this camera. With the 11-22mm and DPAF I don't think theres a more suitable camera for vlogging. Add in probably the best touchscreen and user interface I think this is going to sell very very well.

Anytime you mention video as a main selling point, be prepared for a rash of "No 4K" arguments, which are definitely valid at this point.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:28 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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Jefftan: What M system need is lens like 22mm F2 not camera

but I like M6 343 gram weight , M5 too heavy
This should be a $600 camera not $900

You do know that there already is an EF-M 22mm f/2, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:25 UTC

This case will get thrown out faster than a day-old burrito.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 38th comment
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Nobby2016: why the low resolution limit?
my phone can sure handle more, it has a pretty fast processor.

Google photos free allows 15mp images. This app outputs only 3mp.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
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XeroJay: Tried it. Not bad, but don't expect flatbed level results. The biggest hindrance is the 2000x1500 pix (3mp) output. All files end up at that resolution, which is okay for some old point & shoot or Polaroid prints, but completely useless for any real prints.

Maybe true, but the results aren't even that sharp. Believe me, there is faaaaar more detail in a 5x7" print than what this app will capture. This app has potential to be great though, if they update it to allow for more capture points and a greater output resolution

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 13:36 UTC

Tried it. Not bad, but don't expect flatbed level results. The biggest hindrance is the 2000x1500 pix (3mp) output. All files end up at that resolution, which is okay for some old point & shoot or Polaroid prints, but completely useless for any real prints.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (306 comments in total)

It's about time someone put together this comparison. I've been looking into one of these for my father, but Sony's made it a bit confusing to say the least. In one hand, it's great that they are upgrading their camera so quickly. On the other hand, it's a bit crazy how quickly. As soon as one RX100 is released, the next is in the works.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 13:36 UTC as 30th comment

Is anybody else seeing a ton of noise in the OOF areas even at iso100? My 5DIV is silky smooth even at 800... Have these images been oversharpened?
EDIT: Nah, it was just the monitor I was viewing them on (a big TV that's set too bright!).
The images look decent.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 125th comment

Honestly, 9 out of 10 images that have a sky in 500px have had the sky swapped. This just makes it easier for anybody to do that. The line between "great photography" and photoshopping say already blurred.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 23:46 UTC as 59th comment
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