tongki

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Fujica: The RX600 had a short lifetime.
About 2 years and now already a mark 2 version

They got pushed from bottom by Yongnuo that are very cheap and same level with performance recycle from Godox V850/V860 and some people already move on to bare bulbs like Quantum and Godox AD-180/AD-360
Some brand minded still using Canon speedlite that has no innovations and getting more expensives with NOTHING
For that reason, Metz flash is definitely better quality than Canon speedlite

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 03:10 UTC
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Holscen: Canon say 1.1 to 1.5 times faster and 'up to' 2x faster with their new battery pack.
That's vague - is it 1.1 times faster on full power and 1.5 times faster on lower powers?

'Up to' 2 x faster is still only 'up' to that speed - perhaps the 2x speed is not also not guaranteed on all power settings.

Better overheat shutdown delay sounds very good. Easier variable manual power adjustment is an improvement if it means you don't have to press the +/- button first before turning the dial ( even with custom function set on the 600ex it only worked in non manual settings which was annoying)

180° swivel in both directions should have always been the case

All in all though I don't see much need to upgrade

better overheat shutdown delay is totally B*LLSH*T !
Small tube inside small casing and closed casing won't do NOTHING for the HEAT DISSIPATION itself
For the specs 1,1x and 2x, it is common that 8 AA with higher Amps delivered directly to the capacitors but overheat issues still the same
Did you see any airflow design or fan inside the new 600EX II ?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 03:07 UTC
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johnblue3: This sounds peculiar to me. The only way I know to increase the recycle rate is to deploy a larger xenon tube. Those who know a tiny bit about tube physics, know that the only way to do that is to increase the ratio of tube length to bore inner diameter.
Too, such a physical change should show up in terms of increased energy, hence guide number. It is a simple fact that these 4mm OD linear tubes with 30mm arc length can only be driven with average power <= 5Watts. That's 75 Watt seconds/(1/15 seconds), continuously. Beyond that, such a small tube would be expected to over heat, crack and fail catastrophically.
If indeed, they upgraded the tube, itself, they should tell us that for credibility on this upgrade. Just saying.

Godox V850 with Lithium powered already broken capacitors for many because a speedlite can't handle that much recycle time power
There are reasons why Quantum build bare bulb flash and Godox also playing the same game with AD-180 and AD-360
I know this new 600EX II can do firing burst better but the small tubes which I already knows Canon s*cks on this one, it will be replaced many times soon and small capacitors inside small speedlite body won't last long as 580EX and 580EXII that I used in the past only last for 6 months of heavy use and got to sell it and buy a new one to get "normal" recycle time, people on Canon SC don't know how to replace capacitors even I ask many times about it

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 03:02 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 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.

The point is, he took the path to edit photos where I choose NOT TO edit photos
I am not saying we don't edit photos, we do edit, but we did not put efforts on editing because we want our work already perfect not to be edited
for us, that's what SKILLS are for, not editing skills
Because we are photographers not photoshopers

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 00:07 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 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.

ever use flash where you can control the lights ? Btw, I use Quantum flash and it is known as the best for skin tone, ugh, sorry, probably YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THAT

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 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.

@MarcLee, I was going to say that we ussually handles thousand of images and we have no time for errors or RAW editing
Also worst battery performance of Sony is something that can not easy to accept for most of our task

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 comments in total)
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Joed700: Canon, just buy sensors from Sony...

@ttran88, hahaha

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 comments in total)
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Joed700: Canon, just buy sensors from Sony...

@ttran88, I don't know yet, maybe using laptop webcam for instance ?
As long as it is not Sony, I hate it when I pushed to use Sony A900 and results is crap !
I can see Zeiss power on their lenses and it is sharp but for DSLR ? Sony ?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 07:26 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 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.

OMG, that's a printed image and taken photo again, that's meaningless !
It's like converting MP3 into FLAC !

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 03:52 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 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.

@Ethan, show it full profile, I don't like seeing details, we need BALANCE, a good photographer knows how to balance thing, not focus in details, it's a CHILD TOY, I can ask anyone to shoot using 70-200mm on people face and easily get good results

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 03:24 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 comments in total)
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Joed700: Canon, just buy sensors from Sony...

No way ! I'll switch to others if Canon use Sony sensors !

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (731 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.

You buy Sony when you want TV, Walkman, Stereo, other than that don't do that, it's a crap, LOL

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 03:16 UTC

Now we know,
Canon used to photograph people for skin tone

Nikon are great to photograph aliens, then

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 08:50 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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rleue: My brother and I had the Nikon 300 series several years back. We longed for the updated version (now the D500). News all over the internet said it was coming soon...we waited and continued waiting and continued waiting. They came out with the 7000 series, which was NOT a pro version at all. So we still waited for the new Pro version to arrive. It never did...until now. Only YEARS too late! Years ago we sold all of our Nikon gear and never looked back. Now we are Olympus and Fuji users. We were so uninterested in Nikon when we heard that they had come out with the D5 and D500 we marveled and joked, "Does Nikon even make cameras anymore? We thought they were into toasters now!" The real fact is, they will continue to lose market share until they decide to make a real pro mirroless camera. They probably can do it...well, probably. At this point maybe they could just get Olympus, or Fuji to make a camera for them and they can put their name on it! Or, they could just TRY making toasters...

7D mark II will last approx 600 shots on a single battery,
70D will last more than 600 shots
I own both models and own several units,
they all working every week and battery performance vary from 3 bar to 2 bar performance
Fully sealed is only comparable to 1D series
and I use to owned 1D mark IV for 3 years

Don't tell me that those toys camera are comparable to 1D

We ain't talking about ergonomic handles that are important for pro's that gonna use it all day,
I know how it feels when handholding 1D mark IV for more than 8 hours a day and it feels solid and comfortable in my hand
Do the TOY gonna perform ergonomics like 1D ?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 12:32 UTC
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rleue: My brother and I had the Nikon 300 series several years back. We longed for the updated version (now the D500). News all over the internet said it was coming soon...we waited and continued waiting and continued waiting. They came out with the 7000 series, which was NOT a pro version at all. So we still waited for the new Pro version to arrive. It never did...until now. Only YEARS too late! Years ago we sold all of our Nikon gear and never looked back. Now we are Olympus and Fuji users. We were so uninterested in Nikon when we heard that they had come out with the D5 and D500 we marveled and joked, "Does Nikon even make cameras anymore? We thought they were into toasters now!" The real fact is, they will continue to lose market share until they decide to make a real pro mirroless camera. They probably can do it...well, probably. At this point maybe they could just get Olympus, or Fuji to make a camera for them and they can put their name on it! Or, they could just TRY making toasters...

then enlightened me, BarnET,
which olympus and fuji are suitable for professional works ?
Do they equipped with large capacity battery or only lasts for 300 or more shots ?
We ain't talking about video use yet
That is what I am thinking when I almost decide to move to A7S
then I realized it is only a SMALL battery, that won't last long, anyway, it still a mirrorless, a TOY camera

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
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Pixnat2: I wonder if pros are as obsessed by chart numbers as us amateurs?

Noup,
Pro's looking by their eyes not stupid charts

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
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DonDown: But isn't it a news reporter's camera?
I don't think it should be judged by the same criteria as a fine-art tool.

I don't think news reporter will use RAW instead of jpeg

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 11:22 UTC
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rleue: My brother and I had the Nikon 300 series several years back. We longed for the updated version (now the D500). News all over the internet said it was coming soon...we waited and continued waiting and continued waiting. They came out with the 7000 series, which was NOT a pro version at all. So we still waited for the new Pro version to arrive. It never did...until now. Only YEARS too late! Years ago we sold all of our Nikon gear and never looked back. Now we are Olympus and Fuji users. We were so uninterested in Nikon when we heard that they had come out with the D5 and D500 we marveled and joked, "Does Nikon even make cameras anymore? We thought they were into toasters now!" The real fact is, they will continue to lose market share until they decide to make a real pro mirroless camera. They probably can do it...well, probably. At this point maybe they could just get Olympus, or Fuji to make a camera for them and they can put their name on it! Or, they could just TRY making toasters...

I am confused,
Which fuji and olympus body that you mentioned are PRO body ?
I thoughts they all are just a TOY camera

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 01:27 UTC
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jaykumarr: Engineering Manager: "we fixed the problem that was slowing down the focus by 50%"
Marketing Manager: "Our fix made focus faster by 50%" . So buy dock from us.

I think in engineering side, there is no way you could make lenses faster because the motor AF and movement parts inside got limitations
So, you are right, this is nonsense, they fixed the problems not making it faster

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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tongki: So white lens parade from Canon on sports soon will be replaced by G lenses from Sony, huh ?

Also, the battery capacity from "a toy" mirrorless is more than adequate for pros on their assignments ?

I don't like seeing people comparing mirrorless where the design is a small compact camera and to compare it with DSLR, 7D on this article, that doesn't make sense !

I don't, I know what Sony are capable of,
been using it on 2010

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
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