bodeswell

Joined on Dec 9, 2019

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Mlumiere: Reading some of the comments on the DPR site, one gets the impression that it's more of an ergono-photometric-electronic-pseudo-optical engineering site, and that my car is faster than yours? The human resources departments of Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Leica, Hasselblad, Sony, and maybe even the James Webb telescope team should be able to find the perfect candidate for their engineering department on the DPR site. And thank you for your contribution to all those artists who use this audiovisual equipment, who make it an art, and who are rarely talked about.

#SDKat I see that as a machine intelligence you are having trouble parsing the implied time reference in my comment with respect to Franz's comment. Perhaps a firmware upgrade will resolve the problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2022 at 02:31 UTC
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jonby: I would have thought that the number of people needing an R5-level stills camera and a Cinema EOS-level video camera in a single body is quite small. Clearly Canon think otherwise - will have to see.

Well, without the IBIS it isn't really an R5 level stills camera.

On another note, market research never seems to save companies from embarrassing blunders, like ballyhooing a feature only to have it turn out to be unsatisfactory to the presumed target audience. Now, since I don't care about video, I think the R5 is great.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2022 at 02:03 UTC
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Mlumiere: Reading some of the comments on the DPR site, one gets the impression that it's more of an ergono-photometric-electronic-pseudo-optical engineering site, and that my car is faster than yours? The human resources departments of Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Leica, Hasselblad, Sony, and maybe even the James Webb telescope team should be able to find the perfect candidate for their engineering department on the DPR site. And thank you for your contribution to all those artists who use this audiovisual equipment, who make it an art, and who are rarely talked about.

Why do you think they will need technicians?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2022 at 01:48 UTC
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Photoman: Will the RF version have a heat sink?!

True. They snoozed and lost. Canon seems to be awake, but who know what the future brings? Time? Enya? Anyway, what does that have to do with faux overheating concerns?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2020 at 01:30 UTC
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Photoman: Will the RF version have a heat sink?!

There is no heat problem except in the minds of people who can't accept that Canon is still #1.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2020 at 12:58 UTC
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bodeswell: Hmmm, Jordan says Canon doesn’t mention the heat related performance improvements, but the text accompanying the article, presumably straight from Canon, does. Why keep feeding conspiracy theories?

Not at all. Jordan obviously knew to test for improvements. He insinuated that Canon's failure to characterize the nature of the expected improvements was somehow mysterious and secretive. That's his speculation. Here is mine: after getting trashed for being enthusiastic about the initial release Canon decided not to characterize the improvements, but just to let people draw their own conclusions. Jared Polin has published his conclusions now: https://youtu.be/eJM0_pqxGD0 The counter marketers will have to retreat to a new line: the R5 still only gets 13 minutes more 8K than the competition (0 minutes) in direct sunlight on a hot day.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2020 at 19:39 UTC
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bodeswell: NoLife says firmware 1.1 a total game changer, gets vastly better results 4kHQ and 8K results - hours of recording. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8vCN7lkhis

@Handsome90
I'm one of those folks who don't care about video, but as a public service I posted so people who do care would know the truth. I also posted to annoy the counter-marketers.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2020 at 14:06 UTC

NoLife says firmware 1.1 a total game changer, gets vastly better results 4kHQ and 8K results - hours of recording. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8vCN7lkhis

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 18:52 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
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bodeswell: Hmmm, Jordan says Canon doesn’t mention the heat related performance improvements, but the text accompanying the article, presumably straight from Canon, does. Why keep feeding conspiracy theories?

And yet Jordan knew it would make sense to test for shooting time improvements before the release notes were published. So why take shots at Canon for being secretive? That bit at the end just seemed gratuitous.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 21:52 UTC

Hmmm, Jordan says Canon doesn’t mention the heat related performance improvements, but the text accompanying the article, presumably straight from Canon, does. Why keep feeding conspiracy theories?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 16:17 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies

What’s updated about the updated review? It still has the same slant. Why not acknowledge that and incorporate new facts, such as the hours of recording to an external device?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2020 at 12:45 UTC as 115th comment
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bodeswell: Why isn't it "enough" if they work as promised? Enough for what? Use cases that weren't promised?

Well, I'm not going to hunt down links but I have read comments from people who know what "B roll" and such like terms mean saying that the R5 will get used in high end productions. I guess time will tell. By the way, which use cases exactly in the press release do you consider the R5 to be unsuitable for? It could be a lead camera at 4K and a support camera at 8K.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:12 UTC
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bodeswell: Why isn't it "enough" if they work as promised? Enough for what? Use cases that weren't promised?

@MattWPBS I think it does exactly what it says it can do in Canon's press release.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 01:34 UTC
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bodeswell: Why isn't it "enough" if they work as promised? Enough for what? Use cases that weren't promised?

No, it does not work like a C300 Mark 3. It works like a great stills camera with some video features, a couple of which are currently unique.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 23:01 UTC

Why isn't it "enough" if they work as promised? Enough for what? Use cases that weren't promised?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 22:07 UTC as 342nd comment | 11 replies
On article Canon EOS R5 sample gallery (DPReview TV) (94 comments in total)

Excellent photos!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2020 at 14:15 UTC as 10th comment

Looks like their third and fourth quarters will be a lot better if they can just ramp up productions of the new products.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 01:44 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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NotANumber: It is just a matter of time more brands will leave the camera business. The mobile phones are taking over like a hurricane.

Well, there are just as many “brands” as there were yesterday. They sold their division to a willing buyer that apparently intends to keep making cameras. I am not an Olympus user, but I don’t get the gloom. It’s not like Olympus sent everyone home and locked the doors.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 20:10 UTC
On article The ins and outs of ISO: What is ISO? (588 comments in total)
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WryCuda: Same old story that makes a straightforward concept seem more difficult than it is.

Wow, I am not the only person still commenting! I somewhat disagree. As I understand it the principle component of what people call noise is the “shot noise” or randomness of photon arrival at the sensor. The shot noise is baked in once the shutter closes and can neither be increased nor decreased by the ISO setting, it can only be rendered more or less apparent. A higher ISO can make it more apparent because it isn’t lost in the shadows any more. There may be some other sense in which noise can be less at higher ISO.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2020 at 03:18 UTC
On article The ins and outs of ISO: What is ISO? (588 comments in total)
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WryCuda: Same old story that makes a straightforward concept seem more difficult than it is.

How about “If the image is going to be too dark increase the ISO to make it lighter, but note that noise may become more apparent.” That explains why one should do it as well as what it does, where “it” refers to “setting that thing labeled ISO to a higher number”.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2020 at 01:20 UTC
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