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Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
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Bezbozny: When is the delivery date? Is it available now?

@obsolescence already pre-ordered :-)
The trip will also be very expensive!
I wanted to shoot from a cessna of the glacier river flows but they won't open the window except for a a dedicated phot flight which is twice the cost for half the flight time of a normal flight. An hour photo flight would cost more that the Mini 3 Pro/RC/fly more combo +!!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2022 at 03:14 UTC
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Calphate: Funny thing is that the equivalent aperture is actually larger than all the 1-inch models...

The mini series don't need a dedicated charger as well so for travelling it's really going to be much more friendly than a Mavic Air 2S. I think it's time to retire my Mavic 2 Pro.

@calphate you are correct... Not sure where I got the information. I can see that they are sold separately but they were not in the DJI Australia's store as an accessory and I can't find them on Amazon Australia's site either. I guess I will need to find them in store once it has been made available

Link | Posted on May 12, 2022 at 02:49 UTC
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Bezbozny: When is the delivery date? Is it available now?

1-July would mean cancelling my pre-order. I need it before I go to Iceland on 17-June :-(

Link | Posted on May 11, 2022 at 00:14 UTC
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Calphate: Funny thing is that the equivalent aperture is actually larger than all the 1-inch models...

The mini series don't need a dedicated charger as well so for travelling it's really going to be much more friendly than a Mavic Air 2S. I think it's time to retire my Mavic 2 Pro.

@calphate I believe that 3 NDs are included in the standard package ND16, ND64, ND256. They would be needed during daylight given the wide aperture

Link | Posted on May 11, 2022 at 00:13 UTC

Just pre-ordered in Australia from DJI's website.
Just hope it is delivered before my trip to Iceland in 6 weeks!

Link | Posted on May 10, 2022 at 13:19 UTC as 6th comment
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Jen Bruntnant: The only brand with reasonably sized top performing cameras that doesn't overheat. I wonder why they are best sellers?

@panther fan
If you bother to read the forum thread link then you will learn that the R5 does not overheat when shooting stills. The overheating warning comes on when shooting stills only when Custom mode 3 is set to one of the only 3 video modes that have thermal limitations (8k, 4k120 and 4kHQ). This is because the instant record button on the top of the camera goes directly to C3 mode. Change the video setting in C3 and no warning comes on when shooting stills.

People in DPR that love to throw out the "overheat" comment just don't understand what the capabilities actually are. Record externally on the R5 and get unlimited recording time. Want unlimited internal video recording in all modes then get a R5c.
Want amazing video features with some thermal limits then get a R5 at 60% of the Sony A1 price.

Something for everyone.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2022 at 00:45 UTC

How is this AUD99 (USD75) on Amazon's Australian website?? 10% GST and maybe a little for freight should be the only price difference.
Lots of other dew heaters for AUD20-30 on Amazon so I can't see how this will compete.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 04:12 UTC as 11th comment
On article Erez Marom: On Originality in Landscape Photography (302 comments in total)

Art is what it is to different people. My intent is not to be original and perhaps it isn't really possible as finding "new" locations is becoming increasingly difficult. Even if you don't look at other's work prior to visiting a location, you may still choose a very familiar composition and inadvertently copied it. If anything, we stand on the shoulders of giants by learning exposure triangle settings for different effects.
My intent is to have an authentic experience where the shot becomes a tangible memory at that point in time. I may shoot the same location many times and yet each will be different to me.
That said, I am not trying to sell images to make a living but rather enjoy the fruits of my labour by spending money on gear and travelling. I hope that viewers enjoy my work but after I leave this earth, only the photos with people in them will be interesting to the rest of my family.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 03:54 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a7 IV review (2358 comments in total)

The a7iv vs a7iii release reminds me of the Canon 5Div replacing 5Diii back in 2016. In most specs it was an incremental improvement all round but with a similar bump from 22mp to 30mp. In practice, the 5Div was much better than the 5Diii as a sum of its parts.
The 25% price increase for the a7iv (albeit with the a7iii still on sale) is a big differentiator. The 5Div was the same price (USD3500) as the 5Diii at release.
Later, clog was added with a USD100 increase though.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 01:14 UTC as 324th comment | 5 replies

Clearly there will be a lot of pre-orders. I can't wait to upgrade my 2013 MBP!
Are pre-orders available on the apple website at the start of the presentation or afterwards or ?
Need to know whether to get up at 4am Sydney time or not :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 05:17 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Here's everything we know about the Canon EOS R3 (660 comments in total)
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RubberDials: Slide 8:

"Given the company's use of CFexpress Type B cards, it's a reasonable assumption that it'll stick to using this larger (and faster) format."

Type B isn't faster, it actually runs at the same speed as type A (and type C) - it just has more bandwidth (than type A).

Slide 9:

The 8 stops IBIS is only available on 8 lenses (currently). It's worth mentioning that one of those 8 lenses has no OIS, so this seems to contradict Canon's claim of achieving the figure through IBIS and OIS co-operation.

Type b cfe cards have more pcie lanes than type a hence the higher bandwidth.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2021 at 07:46 UTC
On article Here's everything we know about the Canon EOS R3 (660 comments in total)

With 30fps raw ES and flash sync in ES, where is the need for a mechanical shutter? Assuming that the stacked sensor’s read speed allows 1/200s flash sync and decent ie better than R5 ES dynamic range then does the R3 still a mechanical shutter?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2021 at 07:26 UTC as 43rd comment | 12 replies
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Nikonb: As much as I can understand the advantages of 4K or possibly 8K for viewing professional programs (films) on television, I do not see the point in amateur use.
1 / First by the size of the files in these formats
2 / By the real use of amateur video which is massively the smartphone.
3 / Even if the video is now present in all SLR and ML how many users really use this function?
4 / Given the difficulties and practical constraints for quality video (technical skill, preparation, editing, sound, etc.) how many ML users are able to take advantage of the potential quality of their material?
5 / I am convinced that apart from semi pro and other you tubers, in 5 years video with our devices will become what happened to video with camcorders 15 years ago.
Video, and even more very high resolution video, is not at all suitable for amateur use with the current and future ML market.
For this use it is the smartphone that even corresponds to current owners of reflex and ML.

There are still personal videos that will stand the test if time. My wedding video from 30 years ago was shot in 360i and it wasn’t the best. Although we had a videographer for my daughters wedding 5 years ago, I separately put my iPhone with a microphone on a tripod and recorded 4K for 90 minutes. Big file! Phone was a little warm and a great (static) reminder of the day. Videos of kids when growing up and loved ones no longer with us will be kept and watched again.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2021 at 02:07 UTC

Thanks Roger for the teardown. As someone who probably has an early copy at home, are you able to disclose the serial number range?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2021 at 02:03 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Bigsensorisbest: I rejected the R5 because of stuff like the AA filter, flip out screen which many stills users don’t want lower mp and a marketing obsession over the video side which I’d never use even once. Despite me having no love for Sony it makes more sense, only 2000 pounds grey from Hong Kong too, so no contest really

@Bigsensorisbest No need for a LCD protector if you fold it in when not using it. "Contempt" seems harsh. I'm primarily a stills shooter and a tilt-only screen doesn't help with shooting portrait mode on a tripod. Flippy screens when shooting astro @14mm in portrait mode (single shot or multi-shot panoramas) is easy as well as land/seascapes. I have even taken selfies with my R5.
Vloggers will also appreciate the screen facing frontwards. I can't see a flippy screen being a key blocking issue when choosing a camera but each to their own. Saying that it is too expensive and you wouldn't use many of its features is a different story as it is certainly expensive and still hard to get in some markets

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 04:59 UTC
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Bigsensorisbest: I rejected the R5 because of stuff like the AA filter, flip out screen which many stills users don’t want lower mp and a marketing obsession over the video side which I’d never use even once. Despite me having no love for Sony it makes more sense, only 2000 pounds grey from Hong Kong too, so no contest really

Using the flippy screen on the R5 is amazing for me as I do landscape, seascape and astro. Saves my back big time! Turn it in to protect the screen. Fold it in and it is the same as a fixed screen for when I shoot portrait/events. I fail to see why it wouldn't be a favorite for everyone.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2021 at 06:48 UTC
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CanonKen: For what Canon got wrong on the R5, it sure got a lot right. Maybe they realized how important it was to be first. Sony did/does so well because they are always a generation (or two) ahead with FF mirrorless, and Canon seems to want to have this advantage with 8k. I'm excited to see what the next-gen R5 looks like, be it a major refreshed V2 (with a new model), or a all-new design.

@MILC man
The R5 is the best overall camera at the moment. High resolution, video modes, speed, weather sealing and sensor quality. Battery life could be better but easy to carry spare batteries. Unique video modes that push the boundaries of what can be accomplished in a small body. Option for unlimited 4KHQ video recording externally. Canon has already announced Cinema raw lite for lower bit rates for video will be available in a future firmware release so this will mean longer internal record times or unlimited external record times for 4k120/8k30. It will be interesting to see this improvement.
There are better features in each niche in other camera bodies but I'm not aware of any bodies that are a better overall camera. Happy to hear your thoughts on this.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2020 at 09:11 UTC
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CanonKen: For what Canon got wrong on the R5, it sure got a lot right. Maybe they realized how important it was to be first. Sony did/does so well because they are always a generation (or two) ahead with FF mirrorless, and Canon seems to want to have this advantage with 8k. I'm excited to see what the next-gen R5 looks like, be it a major refreshed V2 (with a new model), or a all-new design.

@MILC man
Since you keep mentioning the sensor type and as much as DXO's results are skewed somewhat, you can see a comparison between the 2 at
https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-a9-versus-Canon-EOS-R5___1162_1355
Low light sports/ISO is better on the A9 but the others show the R5 is better. So is BSI/stacked the best or only way to make good pictures or has Canon made a better sensor without the need for BSI/stacked?

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2020 at 09:11 UTC
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CanonKen: For what Canon got wrong on the R5, it sure got a lot right. Maybe they realized how important it was to be first. Sony did/does so well because they are always a generation (or two) ahead with FF mirrorless, and Canon seems to want to have this advantage with 8k. I'm excited to see what the next-gen R5 looks like, be it a major refreshed V2 (with a new model), or a all-new design.

@MILC man
The technology used to make the sensors doesn't automatically make it good or bad - only the final result. Not sure why you are saying that any sensor that is not BSI/stacked is not still a good sensor.
Battery life that can shoot >1500 shots on one battery is more than most people will need. Not sure why this ability is "terrible" battery life
Since you are comparing to your A9, doesn't the A9 only shoot 12fps with uncompressed 24mp raws compared to R5's 12fps (for 50% of battery) @ 45mp uncompressed raws?
The "serious overheating issue" is only for video modes that the A9 doesn't even support. The A9 can only shot 4k/30 video with a 1.2 crop.
If you are going to compare specs then please be apples-to-apples.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2020 at 08:58 UTC
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azinheira: Why is the best if not even on the market yet. Canon just announced a few days ago a delay on this product because was no demand for it????

Best zoom lens - Runner-up: Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM

The R5 is readily available in Australia now and there are even 15% discounts on it at the moment (including the local Canon Australia 5 year warranty)

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2020 at 08:46 UTC
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