TrojMacReady

TrojMacReady

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On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (747 comments in total)
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armandino: Sometimes I think getting so far in the detailing out all the little aspects there is a loss of the big picture.
If you dissect the 5DS and the A7RII the Sony comes ahead no question asked. However:
if you asked any Pro heading into a big contract in a properly equipped studio to pic only one camera, either the 5DS or the A7RII, the photographer would pick the Canon without a blink. Why? If you are a pro you know the answer.
Since these camera are targeting the Pros and advanced users, the final score should reflect that a bit more in my opinion.
Note that I have chosen an A7RII over a 5Ds. But only because I have a 1DX, a 5DIII and a D645 of back it up.

High ISO DR is visible through shadow noise at high ISO. Shadows tend to be quite dominant in low ligt too... So I guess it depends how one defines what low light is really about.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 09:36 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (747 comments in total)
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sparky33: Also for the a7r2 video comparison (leaving the Sony's overheating issues aside) - anyone pause the video and notice just how much better (pleasing) the Canon's skin tones were? The a7r2 looked pretty plastic. Not sure why one body was ISO 8000 and the other 12800...but anyway.
And before someone from DPreview says "the Canon only goes from ISO6400 to H-12800" - true. But the Sony will do ISO 12800 - and strangely enough from the tests I've seen, at least in FF mode, the a7r2 gets noisy at around ISO12800 (not in APS-C mode). Just makes one wonder, and no I do not have a tin-foil hat.

No, there is no wrong or right in this sense. Their methods of normalization are sound when it comes to comparing quantitative levels of noise, DR etc. But what they don't measure is metering accuracy in the sense of ISO values corresponding with visual output brightness. You'd need a calibrated light meter and actual converted output (ooc jpeg or converted from RAW) for that. DXO looks at binary RAW data, not using metadata or RAW converter calibration variables, that can and usually are part of the end result.

Two different things that don't necessarily interfere with one another in the sense that the latter doesn't change the impact of the former (their measurements).

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 06:40 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (747 comments in total)
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josseee: the colours are truly amazing. One thing I as a sony shooter envy a lot. Sony should team up with canon to provide the ultimate sensor :)

... Or you create custom profiles. At best, we're comparing Adobe RAW defaults here, worse, one of many in camera profiles.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 06:28 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (747 comments in total)
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sparky33: Also for the a7r2 video comparison (leaving the Sony's overheating issues aside) - anyone pause the video and notice just how much better (pleasing) the Canon's skin tones were? The a7r2 looked pretty plastic. Not sure why one body was ISO 8000 and the other 12800...but anyway.
And before someone from DPreview says "the Canon only goes from ISO6400 to H-12800" - true. But the Sony will do ISO 12800 - and strangely enough from the tests I've seen, at least in FF mode, the a7r2 gets noisy at around ISO12800 (not in APS-C mode). Just makes one wonder, and no I do not have a tin-foil hat.

DXO reported ISO's are not a reading of sensor sensitivity based on output metering and don't tell the viewer whether there is (metering) "cheating" involved or not, since it doesn't account for the full chain of amplification towards visual output, including digital amplification under the hood (of for example the RAW converter, helping increase highlight headroom).

If camera A gets a sensitivity rating of ISO 800 at DXO while camera B gets 1200, at the same indicated ISO, camera A *can* still show a brighter (or similar) *visual* exposure in the actual output at the same physical exposure (including same transmission values). This is also explained on their website.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 22:25 UTC
On article Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2015 (21 comments in total)
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Fri13: Strange that Olympus E-M5 II was left out, as it would provide best image quality from all those for studio (product photography) and landscape (same limits as 1s long exposures) or even stationary portraiture (with film we were custom to have models stay still for second).

And it is one of the best high-end ILC by the features as well.

The E-M5II resolution is easily ruined by shuttershock and the lenses don't seem capable to extract the full potential. Here's a best case scenario and it still loses against a Sony plus 55mm Zeiss:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=oly_em5ii&attr13_1=sony_a7rii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=400&attr16_1=400&attr126_0=highres&attr171_1=off&normalization=full&widget=194&x=-0.19988727911679868&y=-0.8485348618866433

Notice that at ISO 200, the output is even softer, due to shutter shock.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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alexne: like it or hate it. You can count on someone copying it.

Yes, very unique though.

Or not:
http://phandroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/droid-incredible-2-back-550x412.jpg

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 11:20 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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wklee: Hasn't it been said that Apple waits to get things right before introducing a product??

Yeah, it is a battery. What's different about it?

6. has a status light that is only visible when removing the phone (thus the on screen info is actually a necessity)
7. has no on/off button, unlike practically any other battery case. Thus no user control over the actual charging action, once attached.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (562 comments in total)
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nzmacro: Hello, my name is Danny and I need help !!

I feel embarrassed when I shoot my mirrorless cameras while others seem cheerful, relaxed and confident using their DSLR's. My pitiful EVF is like looking at a blurry TV screen, while others are shooting through a bright clear window.

My mirrorless cameras fail in comparison to those gorgeous DSLR's I so want, but can't afford. I feel daunted to say the least.

I got sucked into mirroless by those that said you could fit them in a pocket because they are so small, but when I mount the 800 F/5.6 on it, I find I need much larger pockets.

I want my money back and DPR should pay for it, its here I got talked into it !!

So come on DPR, replace my mirrorless with a Canon 1Dx and 600 F/4 .... PLEASE.

Danny.

Hint: Danny was being sarcastic. Check his galleries.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 15:43 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (562 comments in total)
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otto k: Future DSLR camera will have hybrid OVF/EVF and will function as MILC with mirror up and like a SLR with mirror down. They will have all the benefits of MILC except for body size and wide lens size. But as soon as you go longer than ~35mm there really is no lens size difference between the two. Some mythical compact FF 70-200/2.8 will never exist unless there are serious basic changes in lens design and that would have nothing to do with mirror.

MILC advantages are the possiblity to have very compact (jacket pocket-able) camera with prime or collapsible normal zoom. Just like Sony a5100/6000 with 20/2.8 (or 16-50 pz) or Samsung NX500 with 30/2 (or 16-50 pz) or Panasonic GM5 with 20/1.7 (or 12-32). You get the picture.

"they were allowed to use their own sensor in a Sony device."

Allowed according to popular internet myth.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 18:56 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (562 comments in total)
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photominion: the ergonomics always get left out..

while a small body might be nice to have, a full frame sensor still asks for rather large lenses. Especially, if they're supposed to deliver perfect sharpness all across the frame.
That said, a tiny body with a huge lens simple feels awkward to work with, especially when you have buttons/controls on both sides of the body and have to let go of the lens to adjust settings.

On a tripod this may not play a role, but then again, when you bring a tripod and work with heavy lenses anyways, why would you need 200g weight saved on the camera body?
(You'll need to bring 3 spare batteries anyways, which almost nullifies that weight gain)

What people tend to ignore is that
A) Canon and Nikon batteries are 60% to 80% larger and twice the size, while providing about 3 to 4 times as long battery life when using the OVF
B) but when using LV (the LCD), for example an A7RII has 55% longer battery life than a 6D despite that much smaller and lighter battery.

Meaning, for mixed use (including use of LV for critical focusing and exposure purposes, possibly even video), the differences are much smaller. Even if you were to carry twice as many spares, the battery argument for size and weight quickly falls flat. In other words, it will largely depend on your type of usage too, whether the actual battery life and extra spares required, is a real issue or not.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 16:19 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2179 comments in total)
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Cpstirn: I love & distrust Sony. I own NEX7 - A7r - A7r2. Why the love? Great technology. The distrust? Spring 2015- I took my A7r into a brick and mortar repair dept. (Good guys). I had scratched my sensor. Sony's outsourced repair service took 6 monthes to fix it. The brick and mortar guys expressed deep concern about not getting a quicker repair. Search the internet you will see many express disappointment. Before buying my A7R2 - I emailed several very high up Sony Execs. One's who say they like to hear from customers. I wanted to know if they could assure me better repair service. None responded. I bought the A7r2 first day on sale - at the brick and mortar store anyway. The camera is just so damn good. I was sold an insurance with it as an effort to protect me. I hope I never have to test it. And yes - I know there is a Pro Support system available for a fee from Sony. Although I am Pro -- with three Sony's. I am one Zeiss lens short of their qualification system.

They've actually supported many of their formats, long after they lost their economic value (read: sales that can actually lead to profits).
Think Betamax and Betacam, DAT, MD, Memorystick, etc. On the subject of photography, they actually support many dozens of lenses (by providing full functionality for them) that were produced as early as '84 with full AF and stabilization, from different makers (Minolta being the most obvious) on cameras sold today. Hint, very few camera makers can say the same.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2179 comments in total)
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pitaw: What ? ...only 290 shots max onthis camera, what about if you're using live view, some video clips and large tele lens? ...poor battery life indeed.

The camera effectively shoots in LV all the time.... With the LCD it's 340.

The 5DS scores 200 shots in LV using the LCD, using the same CIPA method for measuring.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 11:41 UTC
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Philippe R: Most people already have a camera brand, most likely Canon or Nikon, so why suggest so many Sony ? do they contribute more than the others to your site ?

False, most people don't have a system camera. Ignoring the rest of the fallacies in there for a second.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:59 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2179 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Is dpreview sponsored by Sony.

Mirrorless is NOT taking over ... at least not in the short term ... although that seems to be what bloggers and reviewers all over the Internet would like you to think, judging by the noise they make about it.

Instead of looking at % increase/decrease in sales look at the actual numbers of DSLRs and Mirrorless sales.

Exactly, to you. And since we all differ, it's probably fair to say that you can't discredit their conclusion, just because it doesn't reflect yours.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 15:43 UTC
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Kaso: "Best overall: Sony Alpha a7R II"

LOL. Rishi? Bring me more batteries!

Yes, the ratings between a camera with and one without flash can be misleading because of the CIPA protocols (flash every other shot iirc). But between two cameras both without flash and both FF, it's a good guideline for the same user scenario. If you'd for example get far more than 200 shots using LV on a 5DS, odds are you'd get far more than 340 out of the A7RII using the same or similar setup too.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 13:03 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2179 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Is dpreview sponsored by Sony.

Mirrorless is NOT taking over ... at least not in the short term ... although that seems to be what bloggers and reviewers all over the Internet would like you to think, judging by the noise they make about it.

Instead of looking at % increase/decrease in sales look at the actual numbers of DSLRs and Mirrorless sales.

"This camera ist more an absurdly overpriced toy than a serious tool for professionals, and therefore deserves a Silver Award at most!"

Let's add: to you.

Yet in the hands of many professionals it's more capable in many scenarios than anything costing up to twice as much or more (face tracking over the whole frame at large apertures, blur free prime shooting in low light, nailing focus down to pixel level at high resolutions, video, specifically 4K in general including AF and low light, etc.). To put "toy" and "absurdly overpriced" in to perspective.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 12:48 UTC
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Kaso: "Best overall: Sony Alpha a7R II"

LOL. Rishi? Bring me more batteries!

The interesting thing is that those who frequently use LV (for example for extra critical focus on high resolution bodies) or use that feature a lot, see their battery life on for example Canon DSLR's diminish to or beyond levels of those Sony cameras too, despite the differences in battery capacity (CIPA: 200 for a 5DS using the LCD, 340 for the A7RII using the LCD). Which shows that the differences in battery life strongly depend on the user case too.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 09:53 UTC
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Thorgrem: The logical conclusion of all these buy guides is that Amazon greatly overestimated the demand of Sony camera's and still have a huge stock left that needs to be sold. Why else such useless articles without use cases?

Sony changed policy where many of the older models remain in the lineup at discounted price points. See the RX100 range (the original is still listed even though they're already at the mark IV point). The same goes for the Ax range with the A7S, A7R and A7 still being listed (and possibly produced) too.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 09:46 UTC
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