brendon1000

brendon1000

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Joined on Feb 7, 2009

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Cameracist: Wonder how it works on Sony a7...

Howaboutraw has personally tested this lens and millions of other lenses on all different cameras in this known universe in his super secret test bed 10 miles below ground.

His rigorous testing method challenges other lesser methods like dpreview or dxomark as his findings are accurate to one billionth of a digit. Even nasa comes to him for testing different lenses on their telescopes.

Unfortunately his testing is so sought after that he doesn't share any data whatsoever. You have to 'trust' him and his super secret testing

So blindly believe him cause he has tested these lenses and has clicked over 1 million billion photos that you will never see since it's secret. But trust him :)

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 05:39 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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sh10453: Quite a jump in price.
Current IS USM version is around $340
http://www.eglobalcentral.com/canon-ef-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-is-usm-lenses.html

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-IS-II-USM-Lens.aspx

They found the IQ to be more or less the same though yes the 300mm end there seems to be a marginal improvement in IQ at the edges

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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sh10453: Quite a jump in price.
Current IS USM version is around $340
http://www.eglobalcentral.com/canon-ef-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-is-usm-lenses.html

There is no jump in IQ. IQ is generally regarded as being similar to the old model. AF is however improved quite a bit and unless you don't need very fast AF the new model is the one to get.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Canonians are lucky. The m4/3rds versions of the same focal length lens, not even supporting FF obviously is $100 more and in the case of the Olympus, slower on the long end.

@arra - The only thing tiny is your thinking. :P

m43 is a perfectly capable system but it needs capable hands. If you are sucky photographer then nothing much you will be able to do.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 16:12 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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Jeff Peterman: Why would someone buy this over the 55-250 STM lens? (The extra 50mm on the long end isn't that much.)

I also see the opposite ! :P

I guess the article you posted conclusively shows the Canon 55-250mm STM to be superior in all focal lengths and most apertures including wide open.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Canonians are lucky. The m4/3rds versions of the same focal length lens, not even supporting FF obviously is $100 more and in the case of the Olympus, slower on the long end.

@Rajeshb - A FF 24 MP camera when cropped to APS-C is about 10 MP. So a 24 MP crop camera when cropped to 2x should also be about 10 MP. Not as good as m43 which has a lot of 20 MP sensors if you need the 'reach'.

Basically m43 adds more megapixels on the target. When birding and you need to crop then its very useful to have more MP on the target.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:47 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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Aroart: I bet 90% of the non pixel peeping average person will never know the difference if you took a pic with this lens or the coveted 70-200...

Yes very true ! But IQ is only one part of a lens. How is the AF, the bokeh, the rendering, the build quality etc. They all matter to some people.

For instance I used the 70-200mm f4 some time back and the thing that really struck me the most was NOT the IQ (though it was very very good) but it was the AF ! The speed and accuracy was brilliant. No hunting, no stutter just instant lock.

The older 70-300mm IS however was a bit slow to focus and occasionally would hunt which was irritating. Once I downloaded the photos and viewed them on my PC I honestly couldn't tell what photo was taken by which lens but usability wise I preferred the 70-200mm all the way.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:41 UTC
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havoc315: So a big heavy ultra wide angle lens... That really isn't too ultrawide. Equivalent of 21mm.... I don't see much of a point to this lens.

Havoc seems to be another clueless photographer who feels just because he doesn't find use for something it is worthless.

I unfortunately was quite like him before and I also never used to see any reason for fast UWA lenses till I wanted to shoot the milky way and startrails. And then my f4 lens suddenly seems to darn inadequate. :P

Now that its milky way season time in the northern hemisphere I need to borrow my friends 20mm f1.8 and head off to some nice dark place and enjoy the 1.8 goodness ! :)

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

^^ Most deluded and irrational people are generally secure in their conclusions so I take it you are too ! :) Good day to you sir !

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

Ok since you don't like DXOmark but still don't post anything to back up your BS. Ill go one step further and show you another website for you to check -

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7r-ii/sony-a7r-ii-image-quality.htm

They test against the D810 and they clearly find the A7rII to be better.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

Lol so you claim DXO mark scores are useless and then go on to post stuff with zero evidence to back up your claims ? :P

Sorry but no I will disregard anything you say as total utter BS unless you have something to back up your claims.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: They are almost right. I stated this here some months ago. Indeed this is a market reality.

What samples do you want me to show ? :P

If you want to see some photographers who shoot Sony in India check out Joseph Radhik and Anirban Brahma.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 20:07 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

It is the best available for even low light. DXOMark rates it high ISO performance better than its high MP peers.

And low light interiors are generally shot on a tripod and with lighting if required.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: They are almost right. I stated this here some months ago. Indeed this is a market reality.

Maybe it was the market reality 10 years ago. Its not really the same reality today at least. In my country many of the top wedding photographers use Sony systems.

Not to say Sony is brilliant of anything but pros work with what they feel suits them best. They will take brilliant photos no matter what system they use.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:30 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

Second tier camera systems ? :P

The Sony 42 MP sensor is currently the best available sensor in the market and its not available in either Canon or Nikon.

And a few of the highest paid wedding photographers in my country all use Sony so if your work is good it doesn't really matter what system you use as long as you can consistently provide great results.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:21 UTC
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drajit: $1000 for snapdragon 653, seriously? I appreciate the battery and Ram & storage but I think one plus 3T is a better deal.

And that 653 will have to power a QHD screen ! Ridiculous that at $1000 they couldn't spend for a Snapdragon 821 at least

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1126 comments in total)
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Greg7579: I am a Fuji aficionado and am addicted to the XT-2 and Fuji glass, but this camera looks sweet and I am a big admirer of Sony. Sony and Fuji -- they are competitors and that competition benefits us all (and I like the Sony sensor in my Fuji XT-2) :)
I of course think that the XT-2 would win the day over this fine Sony camera .
Here are a few thousand pretty good travel shots from my Fuji if anyone is bored and wants to look at my Flickr page. One thing we can agree on ... Sony and Fuji are awesome, and who wants to lug around all that big Canon and Nikon gear?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

@Fun4all - Err you are comparing a top of the line APS-C camera to zero feature plastic body model like the Canon SL1 ? This camera is more comparable (and better in some ways) to a 7D mk 2.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1126 comments in total)
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fsc1: I was expecting this review not to be great because the additional features they are offering are not upto the expectations and standards except the larger buffer and grip. For example, IBIS is 2.5 stops as it was advertised to have 4 to 5 stops advantage. Second, the touchscreen is below par as compared to others. And for these two important features u are paying extra 400$. And the rest is same as a6300.

You very well knew what I mean so please cut the fake surprise act.

Samsung has stopped making the NX1 or any other ILC for now and so its no longer a consideration for buying anymore. Maybe you want to start comparing Olympus DSLR 4/3rd cameras too while you are at it ? :P

I am quoting DPreview who tested the cameras.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii/10

Please forgive me if I don't take your word for it that there is a big difference between the IS systems of both cameras over that of a review website like Dpreview.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1126 comments in total)
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fsc1: I was expecting this review not to be great because the additional features they are offering are not upto the expectations and standards except the larger buffer and grip. For example, IBIS is 2.5 stops as it was advertised to have 4 to 5 stops advantage. Second, the touchscreen is below par as compared to others. And for these two important features u are paying extra 400$. And the rest is same as a6300.

@fsc-1 - Most cameras including the Olympus Em-5 II come with between 2.5 - 3 stops of stabilisation. So nothing really new there.

If you don't need all that as you said there is the A6300 already.

@Fun 4 all - Get over it. The Samsung is a dead camera. Compare it to its current peers instead if you wish

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
On article Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III real-world sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: It will have to be pretty fantastic to beat the Tamron 15-30 2.8 at less than half the price.

One big advantage this lens has over the Tamron is that it can directly take filters. Buy yes sharpness wise I don't think you will find any big differences unless you really pixel peep.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
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