brendon1000

brendon1000

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stomrunner: Small format mirrorless (or so called, full frame) is dead. Medium format mirrorless is the future folks (at least until someone makes large format mirrorless)! The dynamic range and DOF on this thing will destroy small format cameras like the Nikon Z and Canon R.

Yes at $23000 or thereabout this camera is incredibly affordable if one sells their car and a few non essential organs :)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 16:25 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24mm F1.4 G Master prime (391 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: 445g!

Look the Olympus lenses are pretty good but there is a reason people pay so much for 35mm sensor systems. I have used the quarter frame format and while its decent its still a much smaller sensor format and those who demand the best IQ for the price will not be happy with it.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2018 at 05:42 UTC
On article Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM sample gallery (650 comments in total)
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Tom Holly: I find it a bit too sharp to be honest.

Geez in the old days people had to smudge vasaline or do all sorts of tricks to soften lenses. How we have a nifty slider in photoshop to soften photos. A soft lens can't really be sharpened but a sharp lens can be easily softened to taste

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2018 at 07:50 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: Amateur Photographer says ""The Nikon Z7 is one of the best stills cameras ever made."
"I think that on balance, it’s the best camera on the market right now, either mirrorless or DSLR.
Read more at https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/compactsystemcameras/nikon-z7/8#1LpMoxr6IKDf0BAQ.99

I think both Nikon and Canon have winners on their hands...and it will become more apparent as people get these cameras into their hands and experience just how nice they are.

@Thoughtsrus - wow what an idiotic comment! I love shooting with my A7 III. Its a fantastic camera and the results make me happy. That said I have used a 5d mk 3 and a Nikon d750 for a good amount of time. Both of those were also good cameras but if i had to choose between them i would choose the A7 III anyday. Eye AF alone is the feature thats the best aspect of the A7 III.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2018 at 08:08 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1157 comments in total)
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Greg7579: Outstanding job on the review. Not just because you like the camera, but because you guys are learning and the tone is now highly professional. I will of course pre-order this XT-3 like I did the 1 & 2, and we have known for months that it will not have IBIS, but I am looking forward to the next iteration which surely will.
In the meantime, I will wait for the XH-1 to get the new chip and sensor. I hope Fuji doesn't torture us too long by not wanting to upset people like me who bought the XH-1 the day it was released so they might think it is smart to wait awhile. No. Just go ahead and give us the new chip and sensor in the XH-2 please. Do it now Fuji. No need to be embarrassed. I shoot with IBIS (of course) and I don't want to shoot with the old chip and sensor. Why? Because there is a new chip and sensor. Nice job guys. Great job Fuji, except of course for the IBIS miss. You guys will get that sorted out, but you better do it sooner than later.

^^ That's such a ridiculous thing to say. You just clubbed 100 billion+ photos into the crap bracket. Maybe to you they aren't great but others will think differently.

To many photography is a hobby and a lot of newer photographers like me never used film. I tried it and hated the experience. I want the latest bells and whistles. My photos have improved a lot once I upgraded my gear. More so my professional work than my hobby work.

Earlier I had to use GNDs and bracketing in order to get a usable image or else my skies or foreground would be blown. Today one single exposure does the trick often enough or I can bracket. No longer I need GNDs. My life is so much simpler.

For work I used to get a lot of oof photos with fast lenses. Now with eye AF my keeper rate has improved drastically.

Tech is making it easier to take photos. Those who don't care for tech can stick to film.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 07:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1157 comments in total)
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D logH: Dear DPReview: ƒ/1.0 is ƒ/1.0. Format does not change that. Please send your staff away for a proper photographic education. I would suggest Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.

My Sony A7 III with Zeiss 55mm f1.8 was amazing till I noticed my phone had a f1.7 lens which means my phone is better since f1.7 is f1.7. Guess i should just stop using my A7 III and use my phone only :(

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 06:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1157 comments in total)
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Dbosch: Fujifilm: "make a great camera and make sure to leave out one important feature that everyone would prefer to have:"
fuji eng: "on it, no IBIS it is"

^^ Good point! That is a pretty good differentiator when the xh 2 releases. They should also think about giving the xh2 a bigger battery.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 05:30 UTC
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PhotoRoo: It’s hard for me to imagine dropping 6 grand on a lens for an APS-C camera. If someone is willing to spend that much does it not make more sense to invest in a full frame system? It’s not like size is a factor with a lens this big.

Well you got to understand that APS c lenses tend to be cheaper. I love bokeh so I have a lot of f1.4 prime lenses. But if you don't need bokeh then you get lenses like the 23mm f2, 35mm f1.4, 50mm f2 etc that are very cheap compared to ff equivalents.

Even the UWA lenses are much much cheaper in APS c. Well besides this 8-16mm monstrocity :p

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 13:03 UTC
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PhotoRoo: It’s hard for me to imagine dropping 6 grand on a lens for an APS-C camera. If someone is willing to spend that much does it not make more sense to invest in a full frame system? It’s not like size is a factor with a lens this big.

I think this question has been answered many times over. You don't have to build a very heavy APS c system. You have the option to pick and choose what you want. So if you buy this lens it doesn't mean the rest of your system will also include some huge glass.

For instance I have a Sony A7 III with the top of the line Sony lenses which makes for a big set up. But I also have the Sony 35mm f2.8 pancake and a few other small lenses for when I dont wish to use a heavy set up.

Similarly the fuji 200mm is a very specific use case lens and when not required you don't have to carry it around. I never carry around my heavy lenses on family and fun trips. They are solely for my work and not for anything else. .

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 04:53 UTC
On article Canon EOS R sample gallery updated with Raw conversions (579 comments in total)
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Vit Adamek: This is obviously not a professional photoshoot and I am just a hobbyist amateur but I don't like the photos where the model is iluminated by artificial lighting and the distant background is quite dark. Other than that, nothing new under the sun really but the possibility to adapt EF(-s) lenses and have them performing as native has its appeal. Anyhow, I am just going to hold on to my A7 MK I which delivers great IQ and although the AF is not the latest state of the art technology I still really enjoy the controls layout and adapting old vintage glass. For action requiring swift AF, my 40D still delivers great results at 4k resolution.

As a general rule, someone who makes outlandish claims with zero proof is considered a troll and not someone who should be taken seriously. Not taking any names here but there is one such person who claims to use almost every camera and lens out there and yet doesn't show even a shred of evidence of the same. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2018 at 04:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS R sample gallery updated with Raw conversions (579 comments in total)
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Vit Adamek: This is obviously not a professional photoshoot and I am just a hobbyist amateur but I don't like the photos where the model is iluminated by artificial lighting and the distant background is quite dark. Other than that, nothing new under the sun really but the possibility to adapt EF(-s) lenses and have them performing as native has its appeal. Anyhow, I am just going to hold on to my A7 MK I which delivers great IQ and although the AF is not the latest state of the art technology I still really enjoy the controls layout and adapting old vintage glass. For action requiring swift AF, my 40D still delivers great results at 4k resolution.

Wow with so many cameras you use could you share some of your work with us. It will be fascinating to see thousands of your photos clicked with so many cameras :)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2018 at 17:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS R sample gallery updated with Raw conversions (579 comments in total)
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Vit Adamek: This is obviously not a professional photoshoot and I am just a hobbyist amateur but I don't like the photos where the model is iluminated by artificial lighting and the distant background is quite dark. Other than that, nothing new under the sun really but the possibility to adapt EF(-s) lenses and have them performing as native has its appeal. Anyhow, I am just going to hold on to my A7 MK I which delivers great IQ and although the AF is not the latest state of the art technology I still really enjoy the controls layout and adapting old vintage glass. For action requiring swift AF, my 40D still delivers great results at 4k resolution.

@op - As you can see howaboutraw claims to use a huge number of cameras but please don't ask him for his raws as proof cause you will never get something like that from a troll :)

I still have my A7 and while I don't care for its AF which is pretty crap in low light the IQ is still very good and as I mentioned never had any client of mine saying any of my photos had artifacts that they didn't care for. I have had bad feedback from sometimes excess noise or for a photo being slightly oof but never about compression artifacts that trolls like howaboutraw have a problem about. Its up to you if you want to belive someone who says they use a camera but offer no proof whatsoever or you can belive someone who still has The camera and can prove it easily :)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2018 at 16:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS R sample gallery updated with Raw conversions (579 comments in total)
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Vit Adamek: This is obviously not a professional photoshoot and I am just a hobbyist amateur but I don't like the photos where the model is iluminated by artificial lighting and the distant background is quite dark. Other than that, nothing new under the sun really but the possibility to adapt EF(-s) lenses and have them performing as native has its appeal. Anyhow, I am just going to hold on to my A7 MK I which delivers great IQ and although the AF is not the latest state of the art technology I still really enjoy the controls layout and adapting old vintage glass. For action requiring swift AF, my 40D still delivers great results at 4k resolution.

Please remember howaboutraw is a well known troll who likes to manufacturer facts with zero proof. The lossy raws is a big problem with trolls like howaboutraw who never shoots any photographs or even uses Sony cameras. For people who actually use the cameras its not a problem. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2018 at 07:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1157 comments in total)
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Dbosch: Fujifilm: "make a great camera and make sure to leave out one important feature that everyone would prefer to have:"
fuji eng: "on it, no IBIS it is"

The point is a lot of people would have bought this camera if it had ibis. Its a good selling point especially since most fuji prime lenses lack ibis and a lot of good zooms as well.

Earlier fuji lacked the technology but with the xh1 its clear they have perfected the technology. The xh1 is a more video focused camera than the xt3.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2018 at 07:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1157 comments in total)
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Dbosch: Fujifilm: "make a great camera and make sure to leave out one important feature that everyone would prefer to have:"
fuji eng: "on it, no IBIS it is"

Wow, companies must love customers like you who feel lack of a feature is a plus point :)

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2018 at 15:48 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Why dpr didn't say the same about first gen A7 ?

I still have the A7 and A7 II. The A7 II had given me trouble. The hot shoe had to be replaced and one of the dials stopped working but I had over 1 lakh shots on that camera so can't complain too much. The A7 is still ticking along with no issues. I also had an A7rII which i sold. Again zero issues. All of these cameras are used professionally with no trouble except for that A7 II issue.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 11:17 UTC
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raoulJ: Every time Canon releases a new camera, that's about the same story: it's bad, it doesn't have this or that, it's a fail, shame on Canon,...
Read comments attached to the DPReview presentation of 5D2, 5D3, 6D, ...
You could pretty much copy/paste them here.
And they finally end up being huge commercial success, and to set the reference against which others compare.
Why ? Because, hey, real people purchase camera with other decision factor than the comments posted here (or on other forums).
Marketing power is one of those, for sure.
But also confidence (based on reputation of reliability and quality) and usability.
Two things that are harder to review indeed (and, that's maybe not this site's role either), but that some of the "higher-speced" competition lacks for sure.

Canon is like Mcdonalds. Definitely no where the best bugers but they sell like hot cakes. Similarly canon cameras sell based on brand name and availability alone. A few canon cameras are really good and they have a fantastic selection of lenses but most cameras have a lot of crippled features that canon knows their brand name will still ensure that the cameras sell.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 08:28 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Why dpr didn't say the same about first gen A7 ?

Because the market and technology was very very different at that time. The A7 was the first AF ff mirrorless camera of its time. Now technology has progressed to a huge extent and canon has decided to dumb down the camera to some extent probably to protect its DSLR line.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 08:23 UTC
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lacikuss: I know that there is no adapter for Sony bodies yet but will it be physically possible to adapt an RF lens into a7 III? More so b/c the Sony has IBIS...

I love that 28-70 F2

David that's wrong info. The flange distance of both mirrorless systems are too similar to have any AF adapter. If there ever comes and adapter it will be a pure mechanical one as the difference is only 2mm between the Canon EOS R and Sony E mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 17:15 UTC
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CaNikonianite: Fully articulating screen. Yuck.

Why yuck? If you don't like it you can keep it fixed to the camera in its default position.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 15:43 UTC
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