Ad12

Joined on Aug 30, 2018

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On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2479 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: Great camera, not so great sensor. Worm-like artifacts all over the place, like with every other X-Trans sensor. I tried an X-T100 with a traditional type sensor for several months and it has excellent image quality.

That’s a function of the processing software used. Light room for example does that unless you use enhance details.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 08:44 UTC

I hope one day they will make a camera with more space between the grip and the lens as my fingers cannot fit in between at all. A shame.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 23:33 UTC as 119th comment | 5 replies
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Makingtrax: Everyone of them better than the Palm photo awards and some better than the Sony awards. Right time, right place > right gear. Tough to take for those with a small mortgage for a truck load of lenses.

I think for general work that’s true. But if you want to shoot a small rare bird you really need that 600mm lens and ILC!! This I feel will remain a niche where ILC’s are safe.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 16:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6 (305 comments in total)
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JE River: The 1DX III has a DXO DR score of 14.5 EV. It may be safe to assume the R6 has the same DR score, which would be up there with the best of of competition. Looks like Canon finally got that all sorted.

Ah they have updated it. When i first saw the data from DXO the sensor performed poorly, which seemed off given DPR review. Looks like they re tested it.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 19:51 UTC
On article Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro sample gallery (228 comments in total)

Ive started to look at M4/3 a lot. I feel for travel versatility, and low light none action shooting, IBIS could compensate for the smaller sensor than my APS-C f2.8 OS setup a little. I guess the APS-C 2.8 OS would be better, but a very small m43 setup could be so good, especially with the crop factor.

I’m unsure about the 16mp options though, the 20mp options seems as expensive as FF cameras. IBIS though makes unstabilised fast primes also so useful.

Is Panasonic or Olympus currently the best option for travel?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2020 at 20:54 UTC as 11th comment | 8 replies
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)
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Hannu108: I could add the excellent EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM UD. Used ones aren't too expensive!

Always considered this lens. I use a 17-50 f2.8 sigma. But the 15-85 versatility seems great. Only issue now is - i feel the resale value is going to become £0 so I’m afraid to buy even used efs lenses. At least ef can work with R mount. EF-s on M would be unbalanced. If Canon would give a solid roadmap we can invest!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2020 at 23:35 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)
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Ad12: I purchased and really enjoy the Tamron 100-400 on my 800D. It has a 640mm equivalent length, but is only around a kilogram, and has great image quality. I got this as the reviews had suggested it a bit better than the sigma, but also it comes with a tripod collar.

Has DP Reviews ever reviewed the 400mm options? So Tamon, sigma, Canon, Nikon, 100-400mm’s? The tamron is great value too for my cheaper camera.

Good to know Chuckmet. I haven’t purchased one yet, it is light to carry. I also read centre sharpness was better on the Tamron, which on a cropped appealed to me. But ultimately, you cant go wrong with either, both great lenses I think, I just had to make a choice as the price was the same at the time!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2020 at 15:52 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)
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Ad12: I purchased and really enjoy the Tamron 100-400 on my 800D. It has a 640mm equivalent length, but is only around a kilogram, and has great image quality. I got this as the reviews had suggested it a bit better than the sigma, but also it comes with a tripod collar.

Has DP Reviews ever reviewed the 400mm options? So Tamon, sigma, Canon, Nikon, 100-400mm’s? The tamron is great value too for my cheaper camera.

Apologies i should clarify. I meant a collar is available. Where as for the sigma there isn’t one, i believe.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2020 at 11:03 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)

I purchased and really enjoy the Tamron 100-400 on my 800D. It has a 640mm equivalent length, but is only around a kilogram, and has great image quality. I got this as the reviews had suggested it a bit better than the sigma, but also it comes with a tripod collar.

Has DP Reviews ever reviewed the 400mm options? So Tamon, sigma, Canon, Nikon, 100-400mm’s? The tamron is great value too for my cheaper camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2020 at 10:31 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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Upper Structures: I picked up the Z50 this week and have had a bit of time with it, but not extensive use yet. I am generally impressed but there are some annoyances and caveats, such as the inability to move the focus point on the screen while using the EVF (which I knew about but still do miss). One thing I find particularly annoying is that as a left eye shooter my nose is constantly activating the flush icons on the back screen, which interferes with my flow and photo acquisition. I may be forced back to Sony with their EVFs on the far left? I am not sure if there is a way to deactivate this feature (it doesn't appear so), but I don't really want to deactivate it either as I use these buttons to zoom in and out when I want to. So a bit of a catch-22.

Could this be the niche market that Canon designed the m6ii for? The attachable EVF sits away from the screen quite nicely or so I’ve read. Perhaps Canon is on to something.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 23:24 UTC
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Lokinator: I have Canon G7X II and it has the same IQ as the G5X II at half the price.
One who doesn't need EVF, soft images at 120mm zoom end and 4K video that looks like 1080p (unlike RX100 VII, that has great and sharp 4K), can buy Canon G7X II.
It's 3 years old, so I hope that you understand that the company's mostly recycle their products with tiny improvements, so they can take our money for buying the same products.
I want to see improvements in sharper and better IQ, not in everything else BUT the IQ.

I have the g7xii but am unhappy with the 24mm equiv quality due to the distortion caused by the lens correction. Otherwise it’s very good.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 21:12 UTC
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Jared Huntr: Canon IQ will be inferior as long as they continue to under-spec the lens image circle for black corners and then mitigate by stretching the corners, cropping to 16 Mp, and up-sampling back to 20 Mp. You can verify this with any RAW converter than doesn't automatically apply the correction (like RawTherapee).

This is a big frustration of my g7xii, that it’s soft at widest angle due to this distortion caused by not covering the image sensor. Sadly in lightroom you can’t even turn off the adjustment so you’re stuck with it.

Is the g5xii the same- widest angle not covering the sensor? If so it’s a bit disappointing for me personally - although others won’t mind.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2019 at 21:11 UTC

Could it be a small viewfinder?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2019 at 08:19 UTC as 18th comment
On article Canon EOS RP vs EOS 6D Mark II: Which is right for you? (575 comments in total)
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Platinumkid: I think RP is aimed at Rebel series shooters. Upgrading one of those with a RP makes sense, especially if people have EF lenses already. The 6DII had the same idea, when it came out in 2017. I don't have the numbers, but my guess is it was selling well. So, people who are pointing out the weaknesses of these cameras compared with other brands are missing the point why these cameras exist in a first place. They provide a good option to a Rebel shooter. Sony A7III or Nikon Z6 with a decent lens and extra batteries will be like $3k. The RP is offering similar IQ for less than half that sum to current Canon shooters. If you are $1.5k short, the "full stop of DR behind the competition" means nothing ;)

What confuses me as a rebel shooter, is that on the reviews I've seen the data for, my t7i has greater dynamic range results the 6dii or the RP. My main interest is landscapes and travel really - and the reviewers tell me its not great for this due to the DR. I'm sure the 6dii and RP are much better than my t7i overall - but I don't want to spend double the cost of my current camera for something that's potentially worse in an important area. Yes if I was better I could compensate with talent, but its the principle really. It's a shame as I like the idea. Seems the RP isn't up to scratch, and the R is too expensive! I'll keep my T7i which with the autofocus/sensor from the 80d works well.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2019 at 17:51 UTC
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