Bhima78

Lives in United States Sacramento, CA, United States
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Joined on Mar 27, 2010

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On article Canon EOS M6 Review (342 comments in total)
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karlkk: A big "NO" to mirrorless.No matter how staunchly Japan Inc. thrashes this useless kind of gadget.

@karlkk
Well, all you need to know is Sony has already overtaken Nikon in the number 2 spot for camera sales. So its pretty clear people are choosing these Sony toys over yet another standard Nikon DSLR.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (342 comments in total)
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karlkk: A big "NO" to mirrorless.No matter how staunchly Japan Inc. thrashes this useless kind of gadget.

@karlkk
sigh...

http://camerasize.com/compare/#693,535

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 07:03 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (342 comments in total)
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ZeneticX: a6000 still looks like a good buy for those who need a portable ILC, that camera is 3 years old now!

But if its no fun to actually shoot with, who cares that its cheaper? This was and still is my issue with the A6000. I don't like the ergo on most Sony cameras, though I felt the A7Rii was a big step up in handling.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (342 comments in total)
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dansclic: The problem with this Canon M series is the samÄ— as Sony a6xxx series : no good lenses to,match the bodies. This is where Fuji , Olympus and Panasonic win

@noisephotographer
I don't think this is the lens at its best for a potential variety of reasons:
1) Likely an F-stop deep into diffraction territory to slow down the water (no EXIF data that I can find if they used an ND filter or not)
2) JPEG processing looks a bit heavy handed

Hey I agree the EOS-M is lacking native glass and basically Canon just wants you to adapt their DSLR stuff, but the 11-22 is a pretty great lens for its money.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (342 comments in total)
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karlkk: A big "NO" to mirrorless.No matter how staunchly Japan Inc. thrashes this useless kind of gadget.

@karlkk
What are you talking about?
The standard for FF DSLR: Canon 5Dm4 vs. the standard for FF mirrorless:
http://camerasize.com/compare/#624,682

The Sony is also over 20% lighter. So yes, it is smaller and lighter. And there are plenty of cheap mirrorless cameras out there that compete just fine in price, and are even better in specs than most DSLRs today. Take the blinders off please.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (342 comments in total)
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Kaso: The painful truth is that Sony a6000 (over 3 years old) is available, capable and affordable. Canon should work harder, move faster and price more attractively.

But what if you don't actually like handling and using an A6000, regardless if the spec sheet looks good for the money?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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Sangster: Interesting looking at MSRP of T7i versus M5 to see how Canon is positioning T7i as their entry level ILC with the M5 is positioned as a high margin premium compact APS-C solution. Nothing to do with the fact that manufacturing costs for mirrorless is lower than conventional DSLR, due to fewer parts count and less labor needed for alignments.

Canon has been building and refining mirror boxes for years and years. At this point for a manufacturer like Canon, the mirrorbox and alignment likely doesn't cost more than a new EVF.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Only sports? Nature, portraits, streets, night photography (bulbs from skies), and so on. Maybe a goop option for action, not very good for long exposures (night star portraits, etc.).

@Magnar
I just don't see any point to the A9 with Loxia, or really any MF only lenses as the primary lenses you would use. What is the benefit of this camera with those lenses versus an A7RII, or even an A7SII?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Bambi24: Were you only allowed to shoot with Sony glass?

At 400mm+ that 12.800+ ISO trying to make up for f/5.6 is really showing the limits of the Sony ecosystem for sports. Some pictures are incredibly noisy and soft when zooming in.

Canon with f/2.8 400mm+ glass would be 2 stops cleaner and make many of those pictures usable when cropped.

pic 16 @ 25600 ISO is really soft and lacking detail. At f/2.8 with a Canon lens that pic would have come out fine prolly.

The biggest problem with a 400mm f2.8 is, you are sort of just parked in one spot with a 8.5lb. lens. This is fine for major sporting events where you are part of the photo press club and are basically stationery for quite a time, but for a more informal event like this, its nice to have the freedom of movement without lugging that type of lens around.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
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Alec: If this is the "9" to Sony A7 and A9S, A9R are on the way, then ok. If not, here's my "It's 2017, hello!!" list:

1. HDMI out: 4:2:2 8bit. 8bit! Off native 14. It's 2017, hello!!
2. 4K top frame rate: 30fps (int. & HDMI). Let me get this: the thing does 20fps @ 24M (WELL over 6K), in 14bit RAW. Thing does AF+AE @ 60fps. But 4K vid's 30fps. It's 2017, hello!!
3. HFR. High Frame Rate. Am I blind or not there? Cyber-shot RX100 V does 250fps HD (over 10x slo-mo). As in, SONY Cyber-shot RX100 V. It's 2017, hello!!
4. USB2. Not Thunderbolt 3/USB-C (`cause, too clean). Not even the dumb USB3 "mini" that isn't. USB2. It's 2017, hello!!
5. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz only. Where's 802.11ac (finalized in 2013), where's 5GHz? It's 2017, hello!!
6. Actually VERY impressed it includes a wired Ethernet LAN terminal. Dare we expect a Gigabit LAN - not just 100M? Cause SONY's full specifications don't bother stating such minutiae. 10G with charging over PoE would have been fantastic. It's 2017, hello!!

This thing does 20FPS RAW for like, 10 seconds max though... that is not the same thing as recording unlimited amounts of 4K video with a decent codec.

The video capabilities of this camera are still better than its main competition, and really, its just not meant to be a primary video camera in any way. Just get an A7Sii for that.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 23:13 UTC
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Magnar W: To the Dpreview staff:
Please do some torture tracking autofocus tests as soon as possible! Fast action, erratic movements, low light action, you name it! We will accept the results, even if the speed and precision is not quite up to our expectations! ;-)

@Richard
Since Sony's lens library is lacking compared to Canon and Nikon, especially in the space this camera is designed for, please also consider testing the Sony's AF ability with a Canon EF adapter and say, the 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 ii lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 23:07 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: For that price I'll take a Leica Q thank you. And it comes with a 28mm Summicron !

The Q is a great camera, but you aren't shooting wildlife, sports or action with it. This camera is direct competition to the $6,000 body only Canon 1DXii. If it beats that and the Nikon equivalent on AF and IQ, it will be hard for those types of photographers to resist since its $1,500 cheaper.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:58 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: Canon and Nikon both are having emergency "WT* are we going to do" meetings right now.

@tkbslc
While totally true, I wonder how well this new camera would do with a Canon AF adapter and the 100-400 f5.6.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1169 comments in total)
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maxnimo: So if I made a 4K movie with this GH5, would it look much worse than if I used an $80,000 studio camera?

@maxnimo
As long as you can control the light, it will look basically no different than any other professional camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1169 comments in total)
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jackspra: Max Yuryev did an interesting YouTube comparison with the A6500 on autofocus.If your buying you may want to take a look.

Max's review was hasty, and he did nothing to tweak the AF settings... AT ALL. Heck, even Northrup finds the AF in the GH5 respectable, but that is because he actually played with the various AF settings. From what it looks like, the GH5's C-AF is actually really good as long as you pick the focus points--if you let the camera pick it, it starts to get squirrelly. Its not A6500 level, but its more than usable for run-and-gun documentary style footage, just don't rely on it to track everything.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1169 comments in total)

DPR, this was a very in-depth review, and I appreciate the amount of effort you guys took to really tweak all the different AF systems to find some more optimal settings. Bravo guys, keep it up!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 21:09 UTC as 52nd comment
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Bhima78: The biggest issue with Gimbals compared to steadicams is that, the servo motors can create added vibration and sound... both blurring your image, and screwing up your sound. Supposedly, to fix this, one needs to get a PID editor and then fine tune the motor strength. Maybe there is a truly sophisticated motorized gimbal that can just adjust these things on the fly for you automatically, mine sure as heck doesn't.

@bed bug
I use a powered video mic pro and it still can just pick up a little of the hum.

@bakanecko
I have balanced it as best as it can in all 3 axis. its almost perfect, but unfortunately, my gx8 + lens may not be heavy enough for the DS1. Or, I need to adjust the motors with some sort of PID editor which I haven't tried yet. My point still stands though, a less than perfect balance on a steadicam can still give you good results, but on a gimbal it can lead to the motors vibrating and completely ruining the shot.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 14:05 UTC

The biggest issue with Gimbals compared to steadicams is that, the servo motors can create added vibration and sound... both blurring your image, and screwing up your sound. Supposedly, to fix this, one needs to get a PID editor and then fine tune the motor strength. Maybe there is a truly sophisticated motorized gimbal that can just adjust these things on the fly for you automatically, mine sure as heck doesn't.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 22:02 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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TwoMetreBill: They have to stop building cameras that their customers need to fight with on a regular basis. I finally gave up on a GH2, a pair of GH3s, the associated lenses and a FZ2500; all purchased new. For example, change what information is displayed on the EVF and the AF settings go crazy. The menu system is just plain nuts and gets worse with each succeeding body. Only a masochist could enjoy working with these cameras. Olympus does much better though with no shortage of problems and a company that is fast headed toward extinction.

Panasonic's menus are like every other manufacturer... page 1/9. At least Olympus' custom menu gives you headings for each page like AF/MF, etc instead of just a page number. People bash the Oly menus, but I find the Super Control Panel more intuitive than Panny's Q menu, and their custom menu is much easier to navigate than Panny's 1/9 pages.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 04:27 UTC
On article The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun (189 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Dear leica, please make such lens for microfourthirds.What a beautiful combo it would be with a GM1

There's one already better than this lens, and it pairs perfectly with the GM1: Panasonic/Leica 15mm f1.7
It also costs like 1/5th this lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 10:32 UTC
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