seloo

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On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (188 comments in total)

Probably because he is not a serious videographer, cinematographer?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2021 at 15:10 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies

This comment is specifically to summarise a lot of negative comments about the Eye Af tracking.
Not to criticize Richard Butler's good article on this feature

Eye focus might work very well or not so well, might be very useful for some photographers but useless for some.
Therefore ones who will make good use of it should ignore the Eye Af and not use it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 06:58 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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Indohydra: Eye control would seem to be another extraordinary technological accomplishment. But DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY YOU DO...it could also be totally useless. I suspect that many people will buy this camera to see if it actually works...and never even activate it at all.

What a fantastic logic.."Eye focus might be totally useless", "I suspect that many people will buy this camera to see if it actually works and never even activate at all".
I'll spend 6000usd for a camera just to check if a certain function works and even if it's useful I'll turn it off. :)))))

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 06:23 UTC
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Stujomo: Sounds like a great camera for Canon, nice to see how they have come along with the mirrorless bodies. Will be interesting to see how the Nikon Z9 turns out. Nice that Sony doesn't have the mirrorless market to themselves any more.

Sony's dominance was specific to full frame mirrorless bodies.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 06:11 UTC
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ZeroOne01: Canon is becoming years ahead of the competition. Nikon and Sony’s next cameras are pivotal for them.

@Anulu..A1 has faster sensor scan on paper but in real life it seems this doesn't translate as superior. The difference in use is negligible as the extensive tests show. A1 has the 50mp sensor as trump up its sleeve. That's all. Canon have almost caught up Sony in sensor technology. Which is a good thing for competition. There is more than the spec sheet when using specialist tools like the A1 and the R3.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2021 at 08:34 UTC
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papajohnny: I doubt that eye-control AF is useful. And it's not the first time Canon tries it. The first time Canon used it in EOS A2 in 1992. It never became a popular feature, so they dropped it.
For photography, it's much easier to point the camera to the subject, lock the focus and recompose allowing AF tracking to follow the subject.
For video, you aren't likely to use EVF in the first place, and using touchscreen is faster, more precise, and doesn't strain the eye.

@photograpytragic...
As your name and comment suggests, you still are going through the tragedy started about 20 years ago. ;)))

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 08:23 UTC
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papajohnny: I doubt that eye-control AF is useful. And it's not the first time Canon tries it. The first time Canon used it in EOS A2 in 1992. It never became a popular feature, so they dropped it.
For photography, it's much easier to point the camera to the subject, lock the focus and recompose allowing AF tracking to follow the subject.
For video, you aren't likely to use EVF in the first place, and using touchscreen is faster, more precise, and doesn't strain the eye.

@Papajohny...Is your doubt based on using the R3? With your logic a photographer shouldn't be allowed to change the af point while mantainin or/and not maintaining the composition. If you do this with your fingers you will first look and decide on where the af point should be and than your fingers will try to catch up on the idea. With eye-af this is done instantly upon making your decision. Whats wrong with that and why shouldn't we have that option?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 08:15 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)
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Acker Bilks Bowler Hat: The thing you have to ask yourself. What images can I get with this body that I can't currently get with any other camera?.....and is that worth the extra $xxxx? It's in your hands folks

Mechanical shutter pfs performance relating to the battery level and video overheat of R5 are both advertised and it has nothing to do with consistency. They are limitations you have to work around if you chose to work with this particular body.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 11:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)
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TheOwl360: Truth is, Sony and others didn’t bother implementing so-called Eye Control AF for the same reason Canon stopped implementing it years ago: Because while it sounds good and theoretically would be highly useful if it worked in ideal situations (shooting complex action), unfortunately it just will not work that much differently than pre-AF in most real-world use-case situations and certainly not consistently in a complex series of sequential and repeated actions, such as a basketball game or football game or soccer event.

Right now what reviewers are doing, and understandably so, is putting their eye up to the EVF and being fascinated by the fact they’re able to somewhat manipulate the general area of the ultimate AF point acquisition area by looking in the general direction. I get it, that’s pretty cool.

But will it work accurately, consistently, effortlessly in a real-world use-case? If not, it will fatigue and frustrate the shooter, who will turn it off and revert to manual mode.

TheOwl360 is trying to rationalise his/her denial.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 08:44 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)

What most people fail to understand that pro's don't buy and hold on to their gear based on the spec sheet of a particular camera brand. What Canon and Nikon(in DSLR times) have offered was comprehensive, consistent and rugged systems with service backup. Nikon is almost written off by armchair photographers and spec sheet lovers but once they've produced their competitive pro body I'm sure they will pick up from where they left and the market will not be left to two way competition. I've never owned a Nikon body but I had the chance to shoot with a couple of bodies. Compared to Canon bodies Nikon lacked the ergonomics and ease of operation. As far as the enthusiast and prosumer level of cameras concerned anybody who can't get a good photo with any of Canon, Nikon and Sony offerings owes themselves some photography classes.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 07:48 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)
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Acker Bilks Bowler Hat: The thing you have to ask yourself. What images can I get with this body that I can't currently get with any other camera?.....and is that worth the extra $xxxx? It's in your hands folks

And what level of ruggedness, longevity and operational consistency you need in taxing conditions.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 07:23 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)
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whitelens: This R3 makes Canon's R5 look really very attractive.
Unfortunately it also makes Sony's A1 a real bargain!

The level of denial in Sony trolls reaches new levels with the release of R3

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 21:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)
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Fred the Swede: I am a bit surprised that the Sony A1 was not in the comparison. It is a much newer camera than even the A9II and can be used for similar purposes as the Canon R3 despite the higher mp count. Indeed, the R5 is in the table despite not being a direct competitor. I do not own any Sony system camera by the way, and I still think this is an omission in the comparisons.

@Pollup...Do pros buy cameras from comparing the spec charts? Wow!!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 18:44 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)
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seloo: "(though our DPRTV colleague Jordan Drake has, and has some concerns about the risk of overheating) "
Jordan should test the camera before exerting his fixation with overheating. Or he should symply watch Gordon Laing's extensive video over-heating test with the R3.
This is bad journalism.

And his only take away is that 4k 120fps may or may not overheat.
Also, did he test the cameras In high temperature mode?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 17:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)
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seloo: 14bit raw all the way, usable+well executed eye af, great 4K video output, built in vertical hand grip+large battery, proven ergonomics, no overheating. R3 is more of a direct competition to A1 than it is to A9II with a price advantage but with resolution deficit. I'm sure it will leave a lot of professionals scratching their heads.

Why, because they use a certain anti-dandruff shampoo? :)))

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 16:20 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)
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whitelens: Wow, Canon finally matched and even slightly improved on Sony's 2017 technology.

Like great Sony eye-af, great Sony optic smart controller, !4 bit RAW all the way which is reduced to 12bit on 30fps shooting with the A1 to name the few. It looks like you who is stuck in 2017.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 16:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)

"(though our DPRTV colleague Jordan Drake has, and has some concerns about the risk of overheating) "
Jordan should test the camera before exerting his fixation with overheating. Or he should symply watch Gordon Laing's extensive video over-heating test with the R3.
This is bad journalism.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 16:04 UTC as 158th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)

14bit raw all the way, usable+well executed eye af, great 4K video output, built in vertical hand grip+large battery, proven ergonomics, no overheating. R3 is more of a direct competition to A1 than it is to A9II with a price advantage but with resolution deficit. I'm sure it will leave a lot of professionals scratching their heads.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 15:53 UTC as 162nd comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1472 comments in total)
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Fred the Swede: I am a bit surprised that the Sony A1 was not in the comparison. It is a much newer camera than even the A9II and can be used for similar purposes as the Canon R3 despite the higher mp count. Indeed, the R5 is in the table despite not being a direct competitor. I do not own any Sony system camera by the way, and I still think this is an omission in the comparisons.

Could it be because this is a limited time use CANON launch event thus not an in-depth review? Naturally Canon representatives didn't have Sony bodies in hand perhaps.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 15:36 UTC
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SignumX: A new camera to heat the house? Perfect for the upcoming winter season. Canon really found a new niche there 😂

Canon's bank account is warming up up with sales from "hot" sales of R5/R6 while you're stuck in your infant sense of humour.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 09:21 UTC
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