David Hull

David Hull

Lives in United States San Diego, CA, United States
Works as a Electronics Engineer (Semiconductors) -- retired
Joined on Mar 25, 2005

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  • Yea, I agree. If you saw the thread below, there seem to be a lot of descrete parts in the Nikon one, including at least one pretty chunky diode. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3715286
  • The diode will have a larger forward voltage drop associated with it (about 0.65V) than the MOSFET (which is 0.18V maybe). There are probably some power reduction benifits to using the MOSFET.
  • Can i mount a Godox on my R5 and control its functionality using the camera controls while looking through the VF on the camera?

  • Yep.  Salesmen (and stores) make money by selling what they have. And..., if they don't have any R3's they'' try to make you a fine deal on that R5 that's right there on the shelf. That said:  ...
  • Yep,  you are probably right.
  • Lots of good comments here. Note that if your flash has a High Speed Sync (HSS) setting you can also try that. On Canon gear that is symbolized by an "H" with a lightniong bolt beside it. The down ...
  • I'll second that. The "invert" feature on Select Sky (and Select Subject, for that matter) is also useful. The nice thing is that it actually gets it right the vast majority of the time.
  • It might be worth considering whether (1) Affordability was even one of the bullet points on the target feature list of the R5 when Canon started the engineering development. It seems ...
  • Replied in R5 affordable?
    Canon wasn't really "new to the game" they were in the game from the outset. All those pocket point and shoots, the G11, M5, etc. were mirrorless cameras. I bought the EOS R based on my experience ...
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    You say that but i sure see a lot of them out there -- a lot more than Canon R5's.
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    It's more than the megapixels. At the end of the day that thing will still be a phone that also has a camera. The ergonomics that makes it a pleasure to use as a phone, make it difficult to use in ...
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    The demographics that I remember using the things you mentioned, now use a smartphone to do the same job. What you never see anynmore are the little, Nikon, Canon and Sony pocket cameras that all ...
  • Replied in R5 affordable?
    I agree.  As I said in another post in this thread -- the vast majority of photographs are taken with iPhones and posted on instagram. I use my iPhone 12 a lot. Often times it fulfils that old ...
  • Replied in R5 affordable?
    First off, whatever "computational photography" can bring to the smart phone, it can bring to mirrirless cameras as well. Secondly, the smart phone is nothing more than a mirrirless camera except ...
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    I never shoot video so i cannot comment on the overheating. For my purposes the video might as well not be there. I do travel stuff mostly. I carry the R5, an RF 24-105 F4 and an RF 15-35 F2.8. ...
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    I would add that "for the vast majority of the population" (whatever that actually means), the R5 is not needed. "The vast majority of the population" shoots with an iPhone and posts to Instagram.
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    Great story.  I am pretty much the  same, started with the AE-1 when I got out of college and got married, moved to an A-1 a couple years later. Used cheap lenses (that weren't THAT bad).  In ...
  • Solved this by an uninstall / reinstall. Something must have gone wrong with the original install. I was never seeing the plug-ins in the "Edit In" list, only Color Efx Pro.exe. I goot good support ...
  • Tes, it makes the DNG into a TIF and works on that. It does that fine but there is nothing in the display of their editor when in the edit mode. The Color Effects Pro edit screen is just blank ...
  • I just updated Nik Tools to teh latest varsion (5.0.4) and when I choose (from LR) edit in Color Effects Pro 5.0, the program launches but there is nothing but a black screen where the image is ...
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