GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (729 comments in total)
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GaryJP: This is optimistic.

I'm using both Canon and Sony these days. I still prefer the colour of Canon. Too many Sony users are producing horrible fudgy looking low contrast pictures that look like they are shot on expired film. I can often spot a Sony image also by the predilection for green tinged faces and horrible over-modulation of blues, particularly from LED light sources (which DPReview never seems to want to own up to). And it is an aesthetic I try hard not to let creep into my work.

If the new 5D has better dynamic range and usable 4K, my A7RII and A7SII will be for sale. I get tired of struggling with the colours.

Not true. There's a difference in the colour technology and it takes wilful blindness not to see it. It shows in the final results a LOT of Sony users publish proudly.

And if you haven't noticed the blue LED problem then you are certainly a lot less perceptive than almost any Sony video shooter I know. You have to turn colour balance to absurdly warm to reduce it and maintain detail in blue areas and then fix it later.

Yes, as the argument goes, with effort you can use profiles to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse, but with extra effort you can overcome the limitations of almost ANY camera brand.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 03:12 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (729 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: it is nice that Canon has waked up from the sensor slumber and now has a sensor who are better but still are behind Sony regarding DR, and where are 4K video?

Well, tbf jaykumarr, if I were you I'd worry less about language and more about logic.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 03:10 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (729 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: it is nice that Canon has waked up from the sensor slumber and now has a sensor who are better but still are behind Sony regarding DR, and where are 4K video?

Old viewers of Risedal will know he does NOT generally have an English writing problem.

A multi-year anti-Canon obsession to the point of infinite tedium, yes.

But not an English writing problem.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 01:30 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (729 comments in total)

This is optimistic.

I'm using both Canon and Sony these days. I still prefer the colour of Canon. Too many Sony users are producing horrible fudgy looking low contrast pictures that look like they are shot on expired film. I can often spot a Sony image also by the predilection for green tinged faces and horrible over-modulation of blues, particularly from LED light sources (which DPReview never seems to want to own up to). And it is an aesthetic I try hard not to let creep into my work.

If the new 5D has better dynamic range and usable 4K, my A7RII and A7SII will be for sale. I get tired of struggling with the colours.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 141st comment | 40 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (729 comments in total)
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new fish: The video quality is very disappointing,.
lack of 4K, the weakness of all Canon's camera.
It will lose the most market in future.

Oh rubbish. As soon as you guys lose on thing to carp about you dig out another. It's all about the brand worship.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
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Earthlight: I am now very happy with my decision not to get a 5DsR last year. Give me a 5D4 with this sensor tech, say 28 mp and that is it. It would give very, very high quality 50x75 cm prints from a single frame. Stitch to get gigantic enlargements and panoramas.

I sold my 1DsMkIII in anticipation 6 months ago and have been shooting with a pair of 6D bodies since.

For me, I have the A7RII and A7SII, as well as my Canon gear, but one Sony top of the line camera has too many pixels for my everyday photography (I sometimes welcome it but not always) and the other has too few. although it shoots great video.

To me 20-25 mp is the sweet spot

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 03:47 UTC
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Earthlight: I am now very happy with my decision not to get a 5DsR last year. Give me a 5D4 with this sensor tech, say 28 mp and that is it. It would give very, very high quality 50x75 cm prints from a single frame. Stitch to get gigantic enlargements and panoramas.

I sold my 1DsMkIII in anticipation 6 months ago and have been shooting with a pair of 6D bodies since.

Yes, I think that would be the sweet spot for me too. Particularly if it had 4K.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 23:50 UTC
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Lawrencew: The comments section could be greatly simplified.
All we need are two posts

1. Its a Canon. Its rubbish
2. Its a Canon. Its fantastic

Then people simply like the one they prefer.

Or: It's a whatever. They ALL have issues and strengths.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
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ovlov: But... But.. But... All I hear from the Canon apologists on here is that Canon's products are fine with the dynamic range they have. No improvement is needed!

I guess we can now safely say that even Canon disagrees with ALL of you.

Incidentally, I would add that in many ways the DR obsession isn't really much more advantageous than the previous megapixel race was, and I am often amused and horrified in equal part to see the "Look ma, I got HDR" images provided by many Sony users who want to prove it by pushing up shadow areas and dragging down highlights until every image has milky browny blacks, no "snap", and looks like it was shot by fogged film sometime in the 1950s.

I am constantly double checking myself to make sure I have not been suckered into that particular DR "vision".

And let's not even get into what my Sony sensors do to detail in blue artificial or LED light unless I push the colour temperature way, way, up and then compensate for it in post.

To which true believers will say: "None of this matters: dynamic range, dynamic range, dynamic range, dynamic range ......"

Yes, I probably will be selling one of my Sonys when the 5D4 comes out. The death of DSLR has been much exaggerated.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
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ovlov: But... But.. But... All I hear from the Canon apologists on here is that Canon's products are fine with the dynamic range they have. No improvement is needed!

I guess we can now safely say that even Canon disagrees with ALL of you.

I use Canon, Sony A7RII, Sony A7SII, Olympus and Panasonic, for just a few.

What you ACTUALLY hear from Canon users if you don't have comprehension issues is that the dynamic range issues affect less than one in a hundred situations where we might photograph, that other cameras' dynamic range "advantage" occurs only at base ISO which we rarely use, and that other cameras also have disadvantages that make them, in many situations, less reliable or give less good IS, than our Canons.

Sony's "colour" affects EVERY shot I take with it. Yes, I CAN make it better, and do, but why should I need the extra effort on EVERY shot? Its focus speed is NOT up to DSLR levels whatever the true believers spout. And maintenance and servicing is behind Canon, as is its reliability.

DR is just the stick some brand bashing buffoons use to beat Canon. The main advantage of this upgrade is that now they will have to find another one. They seem pretty frustrated right now that this one is disappearing.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
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Mikael Risedal: The counter-argument has always been that Canon is the best and use proper exposures, and there are no need for better DR. I'm a little curious why Canon now suddenly invest money in a sensor with lower readout noise?? Better DR
and my sarcasm is based on a large number of argument from Canon fan boys during the years who have declared my arguments for a greater DR, lower banding etc etc as idiotic

Good lord, is this guy still banging on?

I swear I go away for months, if not years, and I come back and he is still bashing a camera he does not use (or like).

I don't use Nikon. (One of the only brands I don't) Time spent going out of my way to bash it = ZERO.

I avoid people muttering to themselves in the street ...........

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 02:47 UTC
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onemoreguy: Love this kind of headline =). Keep it coming Dpreview. Some folks in this site need to lighten up.

Oh wow ... absolutely unbelievable post.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
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ZJ24: "Oh, wow ..." I think this scene was in When Harry Met Sally - "Yes, YES, YES!!!"
Looks like an excellent camera, will be interesting to see how they progress with APS-C lenses too.

It's worth remembering she was faking it.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
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Photoman: Canon announce a new camera - 300 comments.
Sony announce a new camera - 800 comments.

What do you read from that?

Ha ha ha. As a user of both, I wish.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 01:06 UTC
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HaroldC3: DPR you should of titled it..."Oh Wow Still No Touchscreen!"

Touch screen impinges battery life, and Sony battery life tends not to be great anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:54 UTC
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Photoman: Canon announce a new camera - 300 comments.
Sony announce a new camera - 800 comments.

What do you read from that?

1: That one is more mass market than the other.
2: That not all the comments on either are fulsome praise.
3: That many comments are as much about DPReview editorial as much as camera.
4: That maybe there are as many or more hobbyists here as/than pros.

What was I SUPPOSED to read from that? Do tell.

If I can stick a decent lens on it I might consider it as a back up for my A7S II, as the A7R II - which I am also considering -- could be overkill. If I do that I guess they may have shot themselves in the foot. But these cameras DO have drawbacks (including A7S II tendency to yellow tinged video) that rarely gets properly addressed here these days.

Let's just have a "Wow" instead.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:49 UTC
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Coyote_Cody: Why the 'Oh Wow' heading ? Prejudice announcements - DPR you should be ashamed !!

DPR ~= Sony Fanboy now ??

Oh Wow, what is so astounding ????????????

I guess when it comes to Sony cams, ONLY 'Oh WOW' is warranted when they finally have touch screens !!!

Cure all cancers, I will give you a huge 'OH WOW', maybe even a THANKS, just another nice cam - you only earn a 'nice', make sure you always OVER emphasis the NON astounding DPR !!!! Silly stuff here !!

I know. Ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:26 UTC

Thought I'd stumbled into the Sony marketing department when I read that headline. Good lord.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:24 UTC as 151st comment | 1 reply
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GaryJP: Doesn't fit in a pocket. Fail.

Thought I'd just help the trolls.

We have plenty enough here.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 06:25 UTC

Doesn't fit in a pocket. Fail.

Thought I'd just help the trolls.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:33 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
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