MannyV

MannyV

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a IT
Joined on Apr 19, 2015

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I already have the RF 14-35 F4 and happy with it as I do fair bit of landscape and UWA kind of photography. At the wide side the 14-35 is wider than 14mm. It is more like 13mm. Good to see Canon introduce a reasonable priced UWA zoom. I predict this will sell in volumes.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2022 at 05:06 UTC as 24th comment

Looks good. Happy for FujiFilm Photographers. There will be a lot of negativity towards its aperture . Ignore those. With the new tech, cameras can AF quickly and accurately in these aperture ranges.

PS: I myself am not in FujiFilm camp. Just feel happy overall for the photography community in general.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2022 at 19:47 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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papajohnny: The funny thing about all those LR alternatives they can't even repeat the functionality and usability of LR, much less making something better. They usually introduce a trick or two instead of getting the basics right.
It's been many years that people complained about Adobe subscription plan looking for alternatives and still nobody made anything better, and I tried them all.

Not a comment on Exposure software. Do alternative software providers have to imitate LR? Do alternative software providers provide some features not provide by LR? One should expand knowledge horizon perhaps? Try the competitor software and see what's out in the world? Heard of DXO optics corrections? DXO raw corrections? Heard of class leading Noise reduction by other software? I have nothing against LR. Used it and loved it. I did not want to go subscription model by choice and am happy with DXO PL. One doesn't need to make broad sweeping statements about alternatives to LR. Especially without using them

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2021 at 22:10 UTC

I pre-ordered. I love Canon. Lens for all budgets. This completes my collection of budget primes 16mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm. Also ordered the 100-500 as I feel the extra 100mm and slightly faster aperture will help. If I was an occasional super telephoto shooter I would have opted for the 100-400. Love the releases from Canon.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 23:49 UTC as 26th comment
On article DPReview TV: Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM review (275 comments in total)
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Samuel Lucifer: I am pretty confident that this is one of those lenses that will start to popup on Craigslist on a regular base. To me it was an inconvenient and uncomfortable lens to hold.

This 28-70 F2.0 is like the old BIGMA (Sigma 50-500).
Everybody wants to have one until they find out how cumbersome the lens is when used in the field and on regular base.

A 24-70mm F2.8 is just a better overall choice. And I think many people who are going to buy this 28-70mm f2.0 will end up reselling it and buying themselves a 24-70mm again for convenience reasons.

Q: does your camera system offer this choice?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 20:45 UTC
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MoonMadness: Gonna paint my R5 white, then post a video on YouTube: "cheap overheating fix"...."White paint reflects heat better than black paint. This is especially important on large lenses, such as telephoto optics. When a lens heats up, the increasing temperatures can adversely affect optical performance."

For shooting video or still?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 14:16 UTC
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photomikeleth: I wonder how many pros (not sponsored) are using mirrorless?? From what I see when I am out and about there are not a lot that have switched.

I wouldn't call it as ancient. Trend is towards mirrorless no doubt. However calling dslr ancient is a bit extreme in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 14:15 UTC
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aris14: I am afraid that no matter how great the service will be, no company's products cannot add spectators in the background.

As long as there are sports person competing there is something to capture and Canon's there. Canon is there where it matters the most.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 14:11 UTC

Am I the only one who finds humour in the comments? Some comments are more interesting than the actual contents. The diversity of opinions and how each one of us reads and interprets is interesting. Glass half full half empty. Oh well - there's a heat wave - I am gulping it down lol

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2021 at 19:30 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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String: From the article... "That said, it's encouraging to be getting regular yearly updates from DxO"

Whats not encouraging are the updates, which most of are very minor, still cost $60 every 6-12 months. And yeah yeah, I know you dont "have" to update however it rather makes the LR/PS bundle look like a bargain/year.

"and we're hopeful that further UI and performance enhancements are on the way"

Yep and you'll have to pay for it again. On top of all that, DxO has about the absolute worst customer support/service I've every experienced

You are lucky.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2021 at 22:19 UTC

Any idea whether it will have the terrible hiss most unbranded (or rebranded) wireless microphones suffer from.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2021 at 22:13 UTC as 2nd comment
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SirHarry: Here is the canon 800mm compared to panny 100-400mm, both collapsed πŸ˜„.

https://j.mp/2AI7NPm

OK and sensor?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 17:48 UTC

Wow. Finally a 600 and 800mm prime that is handholdable and more important does not require a mortgage πŸ™‚
Kudos Canon to your engineering, design, product, marketing and all teams who brought this to life.
For the naysayers of f11 - there are EF lenses for you and good for you. For some of us this opens up opportunities

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 17:42 UTC as 100th comment | 6 replies
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Cobus S: Let's face it. Olympus is gone. Sell your gear and start the journey with a different company.

Which company? Any guarantee that company to which one switches too will stay in camera business forever? If not then what? Will all Olympus camera and lenses and accessories stop working the day the sale happens?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 17:17 UTC
On article Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro sample gallery (229 comments in total)
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petergerritsen: I own the 12-40 and wonder if its normal that there is a small wobble when the tube is extended. Does it effect the water/ dust sealing? Thanks for answers. Peter

I do not experience any wobble. Or maybe I am not as discerning. I have had lenses with wobble. Mostly the large telephoto zooms. It is a normal phenomena based on my online research. Never experienced any weather sealing related issues with those big lenses. That being said - I neither babysit my camera / lenses nor am I unduly rough. Normal usage and never had issues with my gear.

EM5 II and 12-40mm feels really good in hand. Love the form factor and feel. First time I held the lens, it felt a bit big. Then I remembered my full frame and 24-80 lens. And I never had any more issues or doubts with regards to its size. My debate with myself these days is where does my APS-C cameras fit. I reach for full frame in certain instance or micro 4/3rd. I am selling my APS-C gear gradually. The path is more or less getting clear for me. Love my micro 4/3rd gear. There is something which makes me keep reaching for it :)

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2020 at 18:39 UTC
On article Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro sample gallery (229 comments in total)
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MannyV: Using it on an EM5 II is a joy. Love the sharpness, colours, and contrast. Build quality is also excellent. Had some minor issue with lens cap which was fixed easily with double sided tape. My go-to lens and camera. Together with Panasonic 7-14mm and 100-400mm. All these give me tack sharp images. Purple flare issues occurs with 7-14mm on my em5 II when there is a direct source of light. However this is super obvious in evf and a slight perspective change removes it. The 100-400 has also been maligned. I use my by default and get sharp images.
Anyways with micro 4/3rd with these 3 lenses I have everything covered. I also have the / 12mm f2, 25mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8 and 75mm 1.8 when I want acceptable dof. All these can fit in my vanguard small bag πŸ˜€
PS: I have two other camps and love those as well. Each have their strengths and use. My fav no doubt is micro 4/3rd.

@buratino you can infer whichever way you want to. I know what I want and I have it. I know what I miss or rather know maybe missing in my setup yet I don't miss it as it is not high enough up in my requirements priority list. And don't forget I have a big brother ff system with 1.8's also with fairly investment amount of lenses and cameras.

As I said in my last sentence all my systems have some strengths. I pick and choose depending on my objective. And I will say it again Micro 4/3rd is my favorite go-to. Honestly I never felt compromised when using micro 4/3rd in real life shooting. Any subject be it indoors, portraits, wildlife, landscape. So go on inferring whatever one wants to.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 14:30 UTC
On article Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro sample gallery (229 comments in total)

Using it on an EM5 II is a joy. Love the sharpness, colours, and contrast. Build quality is also excellent. Had some minor issue with lens cap which was fixed easily with double sided tape. My go-to lens and camera. Together with Panasonic 7-14mm and 100-400mm. All these give me tack sharp images. Purple flare issues occurs with 7-14mm on my em5 II when there is a direct source of light. However this is super obvious in evf and a slight perspective change removes it. The 100-400 has also been maligned. I use my by default and get sharp images.
Anyways with micro 4/3rd with these 3 lenses I have everything covered. I also have the / 12mm f2, 25mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8 and 75mm 1.8 when I want acceptable dof. All these can fit in my vanguard small bag πŸ˜€
PS: I have two other camps and love those as well. Each have their strengths and use. My fav no doubt is micro 4/3rd.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2020 at 20:58 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies

I use Western Digital WD 3TB My Passport Wireless Pro Portable. It has SD card slot. No doubt it not a SSD. However I can backup all my SD cards without a laptop and most important without worrying about running out of space due to 3TB space. And cost a couple of hundreds only. Doesn't weigh a lot. Works on it own battery power too.

However I can see value in this one due to its SSD nature. I do hope prices go down. Cause eventually I want to move to SSD as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 23:57 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic officially unveils 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH (302 comments in total)
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Boissez: People here simply have no clue.

This lens costs exactly the same as the Canon 70-300L did when it launched (if you factor in inflation). Yet it is superior in almost every thinkable way, being much lighter and smaller while focusing much closer.

You will get it in June?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 00:23 UTC
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MannyV: I once did get a dud when I purchased a used camera in end 2009 as it had water damage which was not visible at time of purchase. Camera worked fine however with each passing week, the corrosion damage became obvious and visible. The company service center quoted me a repair price of almost 1/4th the price of a new camera. I was mad at that time.

However when I got the camera back, I realized I had got a virtually new camera. The housing, the sensor, mirror box, and main boards were replaced. As proof I was given the corroded components. Yeah basically it was a new camera. The camera lasted me well until I sold it on Craigslist after many actuations about four years later in 2014.

After reading this article, I respect the company even more as they even bothered to create a service request after the apparent signs of corrosion.

The camera I am talking about in this experience is my Canon 5D Mk II. The service center was Canon Singapore service center.

Reply to CQui:
No. Drybox is used at home for keeping camera and lens. When going outside, there are two options, let the camera and lens warm up in bag gradually to ambient temperature. In my day to day experience, it took about 10 to 15 minutes. The mistake people make is so out of an air-conditioned room or in the balcony, and voila - condensation on lens and inside camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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