qianp2k

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On article Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop (71 comments in total)

Great set of photos to leverage A7R's resolution and DR and EF 16-35L/2.8. Will be even slightly better with newer EF 16-35L/4.0 IS or FE 16-35/4.0 OSS.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 26th comment

My A7R doesn't have a problem when 24-70L/2.8 II, 17mm TS-E, 70-200L/4.0 IS or 70-200L/2.8 IS II attached. Sure I hold on lens to keep balance anyway. I don't think a 1DX or D4s owner will hold on body when 600L/600G attached ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 02:06 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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Eric Calabros: "Though this kind of shot results in expected sensor noise"
Sorry, I didn't expect that much

It seems under very high ISO (but no EXIF). mFT will not be better under such high ISO.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
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Eric Calabros: "Though this kind of shot results in expected sensor noise"
Sorry, I didn't expect that much

Agreed, larger sensor, better IQ. Canon colors and tonality are very pleasing.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
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Paul Rumohr: Wow the A5100 is amazing by comparison

If someone's '645z' only can generate such photo, nothing A7R owners should worry about ;-)
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54405972

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 11:51 UTC
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Paul Rumohr: Wow the A5100 is amazing by comparison

@ Rishi - Which is why the 645z would trump even the A7S in ISO performance.

Have DPR tested? In Imaging Resource samples, I see 645Z high ISO is similar to D810 or A7R that in DPR test didn't trump A7s high ISO.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 03:09 UTC
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Paul Rumohr: Wow the A5100 is amazing by comparison

645Z has not been added in DPR studio comparison. A5100 price and size are much closer but not 645Z. By viewing IR 645Z real world samples, I am not that impressed. Its per-pixel sharpness is not as good as D810/D800E/A7R.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 01:36 UTC
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Donnie G: Nearly 1,400 rants and they just keep on coming. The whiners have proven again that they spend more time thinking, typing, and dreaming about Canon than they do about any other camera brand on the planet. No wonder the other camera companies can't make a dime. Canon Envy is such a powerful emotion that those people who are afflicted with it simply can't think of anything else. Good for Canon, bad for the competition. So lets keep those rants ah-coming folks. We have a good chance at breaking a DPR record before the week's out. Ok, who's next? :)

DL seems quite satisfied on his even lower resolution APS-C Fuji throughout forums. My 22mp FF 5D3 beats his lower-resolution 16mp gear into water. In his photo site, I have not seen a single photo that would require resolution and high DR and obvious true when he chose to display in such tiny stamp-size photos.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 01:50 UTC
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fakuryu: Pentax and Fuji are doomed! No FF! FF is a must! FF is the future!

Well not really :)

http://www.timesofoman.com/SiteImages/MyGalleryImage/bigthumb_13_7_2014_21_28_20.jpg

Must be a reason why nobody in above photo in recent WorldCup used Fuji or any ML in general ;-)

Just an example anyway. Pros and enthusiasts pick up the right tools to achieve the best result if possible. I fully agree that each camera in each format has its position. Many times I had S95 and now RX100 on belt and cellphone in pocket but left exotic cameras at home, whoops. Anyway in reality FF cameras are mostly used in most serious photography tasks from studio (I said most) to sports to wildlife...by many serious photographers, pros or enthusiasts because of lens choice, overall best IQ on balance of weight/size/cost (or ratio), expectation level (what good enough is enough)...Anyway FF or 35mm format has reasons become 'golden' standard in film and now in digital era. The bottom line is that pickup whatever you feel comfortable, feel good enough,could afford and willing lug around,cheers

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 20:44 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant (161 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: I ponder on the remark on Canon 7D mk2 "... it's a pretty major upgrade" and realized that 5 years ago Samsung and Sony mirrorless did not even appear yet. And now there is the crazy spec'd Samsung NX1 and the many Sony mirrorless from the A6000 to A7R.
I think both the Samsung NX1 (esp the new pro lens and the 157 cross type point AF) and the Sony FF (the A7 line) have finally spook Canon into seriously thinking about a serious mirrorless.

The mom must pickup a wrong camera, would be the same or worse if you gave her a 1DX or D4s ;-). But 7D II is not designed for P&S and for average Joe but for a budget professional camera that can use shorter FL lenses to shoot the most demanding and challenging action photos. Older 7D AF is problematic and not that reliable but the new AF engine since 1DX/5D3 and now 7D II (that will be implemented in future 1DX II and 5D IV that I am sure) is way better and field proved. For average Joe and daily shooting tasks I agree mirrorless is sufficient but still not be convinced in those most demanding professional usages as I have not seen any PJs to shoot with ML in fields and in TV, none such as in the WorldCup this year. Here shows in reality ;-)
http://www.timesofoman.com/SiteImages/MyGalleryImage/bigthumb_13_7_2014_21_28_20.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
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fakuryu: Pentax and Fuji are doomed! No FF! FF is a must! FF is the future!

Well not really :)

We have someone downplays the difference between FF and crop but overexaggerates the difference between 0.8x MF and FF despite he actually doesn't own those cameras. Worse someone only can resort to fabrication in boasting and getting attentions. Check someone's website in his so-called 2x years 'pro' experiences that he is keep boasting, nothing more than true P&S snapshots and he has not much things to do these years, hilarious that would require 645z or D800 in his bogus 'claims' that something he actually never own as nobody ever saw a single photo from his vaporware.

I am very proud of my vacation 'snaps' such as my safari trip that I can afford and take shots with physical gears I proudly own. Someone must be very jealous and only can resort to fabrication and fantasy that is pathetic.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55485085@N04/sets/72157635553859863/

someone uses his multiple accts to keep voting himself or whoever even remotely 'debate' with me that is so hilarious.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 15:26 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant (161 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: I ponder on the remark on Canon 7D mk2 "... it's a pretty major upgrade" and realized that 5 years ago Samsung and Sony mirrorless did not even appear yet. And now there is the crazy spec'd Samsung NX1 and the many Sony mirrorless from the A6000 to A7R.
I think both the Samsung NX1 (esp the new pro lens and the 157 cross type point AF) and the Sony FF (the A7 line) have finally spook Canon into seriously thinking about a serious mirrorless.

Don't let paper spec fool you. I will only believe when mirrorless cameras becomes popular at side of NFL, Olympics Game and serious wildlife photography. I am interest to see the real field performance between Samsung NX1 vs 7D2 in most challenging and demanding AF tracking areas such as fast sports, fast BIF...I am still not convinced if ML and EVF are ready in prime time as overwhelmingly all those PJs using DSLRs in fields as see in TV. And I own A7R.

And don't forget lenses that is another equally if not more important half part. DSLR world still lead in this area very comfortably from fast and best quality prime to fast F2.8 zoom to special lenses to super-tele lenses. When you mount those super-tele lenses on 1DX/D4s, you pretty can forget about ML, at least in near future.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 03:31 UTC
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fakuryu: Pentax and Fuji are doomed! No FF! FF is a must! FF is the future!

Well not really :)

MF unlikely will be future in these factors - cost, weight/size, lens choice..

FF or sensor format is nothing to with techniques to help you to improve IQ. But in the same hands, FF generates better IQ than crop, that's why most pros and many enthusiasts use FF. Sure MF generates even better. However it is limited by lens choice, lacks of EFC so needs higher shutter, lacks IS-enabled lenses. You'd basically need to shoot everything on tripod even under good light.

And FF today is not necessarily large, heavy and lots more expensive as we see in Sony A7 series.

Here is a challenge for 'Just a Photographer' to let us see a such size photo or even at full size (16mp), and I have lots more in my Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55485085@N04/14897963579/

Please don't separate IQ from artistic value as two can co-exist. A pro with a crop takes better photos than ave Joe with FF, doesn't mean crop is better if the same pro also uses FF then the pro will generate better photo.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
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fakuryu: Pentax and Fuji are doomed! No FF! FF is a must! FF is the future!

Well not really :)

FF is yesterday, today and future. Full frame or no frame :)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
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IvanM: Ok so from the man who should know we can expect more pixels and new mirrorless options from Canon in future.....so let the rumors begin!

Yeah, indeed this guy seems leaking a secret, game on :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 19:40 UTC
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ihv: Hats off to Sony as the most innovative company in the photography field today.
Admittedly not all is rosy and flawless, but this is the risk with innovation.

As per rumours, Sony might be coming up next in some months with the global shutter. Interesting times.

Pity the same cannot be said to no 1 and 2 in the photography industry.

Kudos to Sony. I believe their next lines of A7-series will be great and will address most issues in current series, such as A6000-alike AF (or better) in A7 II and can take at least 10 fps, add EFC in A7 II that might have the rumored 46mp sensor. Wait and see January announcement.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 14:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples (101 comments in total)

I have heard lots that how good of Fuji skin tone. But in reality from what I have seen nothing spectacular. A few samples in this gallery for example show noticeable pink cast. Canon cameras might not be best in DR but I really love their colors and skin tone. My A7R has much better DR at base ISO but with noticeable green-cast under certain light. It's better I now export A7R files under a custom Adobe color profile rather Camera RAW profile I do with Canon RAW. Anyway each camera has its strength and weakness.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X (113 comments in total)
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qianp2k: Sorry I have not even watched video. Did DPR ask CW to acknowledge it uses the same 1" Sony Exmor sensor as in RX100 III? We know it uses but it has special meaning if CW officially admitted it. Then further question is that if Canon is going to use Sony FF Exmor sensors if it unable to make such one in near future? :-)

This interview like 7D II's one with CW is wasting time as nothing new but just gave CW a free stage for Canon propaganda.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/matt-granger-great-quest-video-whats-the-future-for-a-mount/

See how an interview should be such as above one with a Sony manager in Photokina.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 00:23 UTC
On article Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X (113 comments in total)

Sorry I have not even watched video. Did DPR ask CW to acknowledge it uses the same 1" Sony Exmor sensor as in RX100 III? We know it uses but it has special meaning if CW officially admitted it. Then further question is that if Canon is going to use Sony FF Exmor sensors if it unable to make such one in near future? :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 20:57 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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nekrosoft13: and BTW THIS IS NOT AN Interview, why don't you ask him some serious questions?

@Barney, check how someone else pressed a Sony manager on some sensitive questions that owners really want to know,
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/matt-granger-great-quest-video-whats-the-future-for-a-mount/

I agreed this is not an interview but offered CW a free stage for propaganda of 7D2. What we really want to know are,

1) If and when Canon will commit high resolution and high DR cameras?
2) If Canon unable to design or manufacture such sensors, why cannot buy from Sony or design own but let another company to manufacture?
3) Does and when Canon will answer Nikon's pressure of D810 and D750?
4) Timeline of 5D IV and 6D II?
5) Canon's plan in mirrorless, EOS-M3? FF mirrorless camera?

Those questions should be asked in such interview. Why DPR gave up its obligation and standard?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
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