lighthunter80

lighthunter80

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
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On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (376 comments in total)
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Dester Wallaboo: The problem with articles like this is that people will mistakenly believe that buying a camera from Brand X or Brand Y will somehow make them a great photographer. In reality, what makes a photographer great has almost nothing to do with the actual camera.

And I was just about to toss my Canon gear into eBay...

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 22:56 UTC

As much as people complain about Canon, I am happy to sit in this boat and not the Nikon one.

I have a lot more confidence in Canon to pull off a first full frame mirrorless camera, given that they have already tested all needed technology since the introduction of the EOS M in 2012.

All they have to do is coming up with a full frame version of the existing line but please, please not crippled down to be unusable...

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 00:03 UTC as 191st comment
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PhozoKozmos: NiSi F3:
FF 36x24 Diagonal AoV Specs
aimed at
old narrower Cine-Aspect-within-36x24 [3:2] Canon-FF-dSLR-format, only? [5DMkII]
and
newer wider Cine-Aspect-(of-38.1x20.1) Canon-FF-DCI-format, too? (C700FF)

_25mm T2.1 = 82° (81.5°)
_35mm T2.0 = 63° (63.2°)?
_50mm T2.0 = 47° (46.6°)
_75mm T2.0 = 32° (32.1°)?
100mm T2.0 = 23.5° (24.3°)?

Canon Cine FF = 38.1x20.1 (FF DCI): Canon FF Primes have wider 43mm+ image circle
Sony CineAlta FF (w/Cine) = DCI crop within 36x24 (like old current FF dvcams)
old
dci: 36x19 = 40.7mm image circle
16:9: 36x20.25 = 41.3mm image circle
2.35: 36x15.3 = 39.1mm image circle

What are you trying to tell with this post please?
You are posting stuff without context under every article and it feeld more like spam to me the more it happens. Sorry to be honest.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 00:04 UTC

Was about time. Their prices were always too cheap anyway. Exclusive products need to differentiate and price is an indicator for a luxury product category.

Well done Leica.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 00:29 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
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Veselin Gramatikov: Yeah 300/4 is nothing that 600f/8 equivalent. So nothing impressive here.
So far Full Frame ILC market is still opened for new companies. Now only Sony made Full Frame cameras there. Smaller sensors face much more competition.
Now is the time to entering Full Frame ILC bussines. They will star in onle line with Nikon and Canon and this is opportunity for every company. So far this will be marked shaking move for every company who decides to enter Full Frame ILC market today. Sony is far ahead now. Time for some competition. Market is changing...those who false to adapt will go down.

All those equivalence discussions revolve around DOF (mainly). If we leave DOF out and look only at light gathering (same f-Stop) and field of view then M4/3 has a real benefit. For landscape and travel shooter M4/3 is ideal due to size and weight if you don't use the latest generation of f1.2 primes.

I use full frame and fast primes and zooms as a preference, however, my last travel to the US (L.A., NYC, San Francisco) would have been 90% fully doable with my EP-5 plus 17/1.8, one UWA zoom and one Tele zoom. Would have saved me a lot of weight.

DOF wasn't a thing on this trip. In fact, more DOF can often be better when traveling.

Only super low light situations are still challenging with the small sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 00:06 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: m43 ...

budget FF alternative

Quad-m43:

Yi M1 FF (Quad m43)

34.6 mm x 26.0 mm (1.331:1)
43.280 mm image circle (4:3)
5,200 x 3,902 = 20,290,400 (Sony m43 RAW DNG)
10,400 x 7,804 = 81,161,600 (Quad m43 RAW DNG)

Interchangeable Mounts
44mm lens-sensor focal distance (Canon/Sigma/Laowa/Xeen)
54mm mount diameter (Canon EF/TSE)

USD 888

:D

Mate, just write in full sentences with commonly used punctuation and people will be happy to have conversations with you.

It doesn't matter what private messages you get; it's simply a fact that your way of communication comes across lazy and confusing, and this has nothing to do with computer age or intelligence. I work in IT (software development) since over 12 years and yet I communicate with my colleagues in plain English.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 22:31 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: m43 ...

budget FF alternative

Quad-m43:

Yi M1 FF (Quad m43)

34.6 mm x 26.0 mm (1.331:1)
43.280 mm image circle (4:3)
5,200 x 3,902 = 20,290,400 (Sony m43 RAW DNG)
10,400 x 7,804 = 81,161,600 (Quad m43 RAW DNG)

Interchangeable Mounts
44mm lens-sensor focal distance (Canon/Sigma/Laowa/Xeen)
54mm mount diameter (Canon EF/TSE)

USD 888

:D

Are you able to comment for once in coherent and full sentences?
I can never make sense of your fragments of information.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 10:10 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Hang on, Canon don't have an EF 20mm f1.4 L lens, so does this mean one of those is coming too? All the other FF Cine lenses have EF versions. Plus not a typo for 24mm as one of those already exists in the Cine range.

Don't hold your breath.
I recommend to get the Sigma Art lens instead.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 22:14 UTC
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ms18: The only chance of making difference is having it with EF mount so you can use huge collection of lenses. But they are also talking about cannibalizing DSLR. So they are going to make EF lenses in future without making DSLRs?

Too much confusion.

No confusion at all.

They will introduce one new mirrorless FF body and most likely with a new mount that allows for optmised lenses. They will likely have few lenses announced together with the body (e.g. a kit zoom and one prime). They will through in EF adapters for early adopters.

DSLR will continue to be produced and likely for another few years, until mirrorless has fully matured and can fully replace pro-level models like the 1DXII.
It's a transition and gives the existing and new users options to keep they old gear and use still it.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 09:08 UTC
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lighthunter80: It makes only sense to release a full frame mirrorless camera with a new no-compromise mount that allows to build optimised lenses. Hanging on to the EF mount and creating an artificial distance to the sensor just for compatibility would be foolish.

Whatever they release, it will have an option to use current EF lenses and I am very sure it will be simply an adapter like EOS M cameras have it. That's a totally fine solution, being still able to use native glass, and I don't think it would even have any performance impact (AF speed, image quality etc).

I don't mind at all getting into mirrorless and use a native adapter. It would be just a tube with connectors to pass through the signals. No big deal.

Mirrorless is the future - like it or not. I am saying this as an owner of 2 full frame Canon DSLR and several pro lenses. I am not afraid that my investment will be worthless in the next few years and image quality won't degrade with new technology arising.

Canon is a very conservative company but their products have always been rock solid and ergonomics are mostly flawless. I am looking at Sony for a while and envy some of their features (eye-AF in a $2k body, sensor performance), however, in the greater scheme of things, Canon has still a very solid offering that may not be on the edge of what's technically possible but their ergonomics, line of L lenses and pro service is unmatched.

If they have really used the time to develop a no-nonsense mirroless full frame camera that addresses the early days mirrorless issues like laggy EVF, poor ergonomics (too small) and poor battery life etc. Perhaps it was worth the wait. Well, it better is...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 08:54 UTC

It makes only sense to release a full frame mirrorless camera with a new no-compromise mount that allows to build optimised lenses. Hanging on to the EF mount and creating an artificial distance to the sensor just for compatibility would be foolish.

Whatever they release, it will have an option to use current EF lenses and I am very sure it will be simply an adapter like EOS M cameras have it. That's a totally fine solution, being still able to use native glass, and I don't think it would even have any performance impact (AF speed, image quality etc).

I don't mind at all getting into mirrorless and use a native adapter. It would be just a tube with connectors to pass through the signals. No big deal.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 08:54 UTC as 93rd comment | 10 replies

Comments like we cannot implement features in lower end models from the higher end models (e.g. decent 4K).

Even the pro-level 5D4 was crippled in the initial 4K implementation with MJpeg and no other compression options and the pathetic 1.7 crop.

Canon, wake up! You went too far.

Do I really need to buy a 1DX 2 to get decent 4K like Sony offers it in their ENTRY level model?

Mid to lower end models have become so crippled down that they cannot even compete with other brands anymore.

Canon, give us an affordable and competitive mid-tier DSLR (at least) or even better, make it you first full frame mirrorless. Shut all the critiques down once and for all (including me - 20 year Canon shooter).

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 21:43 UTC as 141st comment | 1 reply
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Shlomo Goldwasser: I want to say to manufacturers its their own fault largely. Offering gimped cameras is not going down well with those who know a bit about cameras.

With gimped cameras I mean they include software to limit the abilities of the cameras to do what manufacturers think is protecting their other product lines. This causes stagnation because people will rather sit on the fence. Compare it with other camera related products; they offer top of the range specs. Phones, action cameras and drones have 4k pretty much as a standard. Cameras seldom have it, and if they do you will pay an arm and a leg, or even the 4k specs will be gimped. With other features it is a similar story.

Example 1: Panasonic G9 has gimped video specs introduced through software to 'protect' the GH5. Fine, protect it, but no deal cuz im not stupid.
Example 2: Eos m50 crop penality with 4k; it's like Canon wants to milk the cow so badly, but we see through it.
Example 3: Fuji X-H1 not offering pixel shift is criminal.

Yep, same here. I was in the market for an upgrade of my 6D but the 6D2 for the price offered is a joke. Look at the new Sony A73 for the same price!
Canon, what were you thinking?
I basically have to either get the much higher priced 5D4 which is much heavier as well or... well, nothing. No other options in the $2k region with Canon, and there is likely no new options in the next 2 years. 6Dand 5D lines had both their recent upgrades and will stick there for another few years. Great...
I am more and more willing to try Sony with an adaptor. I have good L glass and the A73 is really, really attractive for the price.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 00:48 UTC
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lighthunter80: Kudos to Sigma for shaking up the big brands in the innovation department. However, this monster of a lens overshoots the goal in my mind.

It's too big and heavy to be practical. In all honesty, even a good 85/1.8 is in my mind a better alternative in terms of weight, size and cost.

I am a speed lover but within reason. Do we really need a 1.5kg 105mm lens at f1.4?
An f2.0 would have been fast and totally fine.

Interesting lens for sure but doesn't make me want it. I was put off by the 85 Art due to dimensions already.

I own the 35 Art which is a perfect balance of size, weight, cost and performance.

I am considering the 24 Art next...

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 12:08 UTC

Kudos to Sigma for shaking up the big brands in the innovation department. However, this monster of a lens overshoots the goal in my mind.

It's too big and heavy to be practical. In all honesty, even a good 85/1.8 is in my mind a better alternative in terms of weight, size and cost.

I am a speed lover but within reason. Do we really need a 1.5kg 105mm lens at f1.4?
An f2.0 would have been fast and totally fine.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 06:38 UTC as 121st comment | 4 replies
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io_bg: Slide 11 "Flickr reduction"
So does it disable uploading photos to flickr? ;)

Easter egg!
Looool

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 07:37 UTC

$500
You gotta be kidding me!
Skip.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 09:32 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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whakapu: But.... manufacturing can't be done in a high wage country...can it?

It can (Leica) but then be prepared for the price tag...

It's quite amazing how relatively cheap an XT2 is, considering its complexity, quality and all the effort of R&D that goes into such product. This can only be achieved through production in relatively low wage countries (without necessarily sacrificing quality).

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 22:54 UTC
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Ellis Vener: Interesting. Beyond being a full stop faster, I wonder how it will compare to Sigma's 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM |A lens, https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/art/a_12_24_4/

a lens which is (and I have shot plenty of photos with all three) at least on par with the 14-24mm Nikkor and just a hair in performance under the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4?

Are they going to replace the 12-24mm Art with a 14-24m mArt?

Well, the Canon 16-35/4 and 16-35/2.8 overlap 100% and coexist since years :)
Main difference is to offer a lighter and cheaper alternative to the f2.8
I reckon the same will apply in terms of pricing with the Sigmas.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 23:56 UTC
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Ellis Vener: Interesting. Beyond being a full stop faster, I wonder how it will compare to Sigma's 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM |A lens, https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/art/a_12_24_4/

a lens which is (and I have shot plenty of photos with all three) at least on par with the 14-24mm Nikkor and just a hair in performance under the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4?

Are they going to replace the 12-24mm Art with a 14-24m mArt?

Why replace? It's f2.8 versus f4.0 and 12 to 14mm is a big difference in FOV. Presumably the weight will be significantly different as well. So there is room for both in the market.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 20:52 UTC
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