Ebrahim Saadawi

Ebrahim Saadawi

Lives in Egypt Mansoura,, Egypt
Works as a Dentist, filmmaker, hobbyest photographr
Joined on Nov 11, 2015

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On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2020 (390 comments in total)
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Unknown Camera: With the new firmware the S5 is very close to the S1H, which dpreview named the best camera for video. I t appears it was not fully reviewed with the FW and wasn't considered for the article.
It would also likely easily win 2020 best camera for video if considered after the firmware update.
I know Jordan seems to love the camera.

Thing is, the S5 is a high resolution image, a +6K sensor over sampled to 4K, while the A7s image is quite soft, it can't do a lot with its native 1:1 4K bayer chip. So that's one thing... The other is the GH5's versatility in recording time limits, waveforms, vectroscopes, great peaking & zebras that WORK, etc. Just a few nice things.
On the other side if resolution isn't your thing, having 4K 2x slo-mo & 4x HD is quite a big deal.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2020 at 08:11 UTC

EOS M50 1.2 would still be being generous. A vertical video mode? Come the hell on. Where's the new 32,p chip with full-sensor 4K readout? that'd be a mark II alright!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2020 at 19:42 UTC as 1st comment
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Chris J Newman: I’m puzzled by DPReview’s comment that the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x makes it possible “to use EF lenses on the smaller Super35 sensor at their intended focal lengths while increasing lens speed by one stop.” Does DPReview mean “to reduce the focal length of EF lenses used on the smaller Super35 sensor by 29% and thus maintain their intended full frame field of view and increase lens speed by one stop.”?

simply makes your s35/APS-c sensor give FF images in terms of DOF, FOV and even help the noise. By all means, it becomes FF really.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 16:36 UTC
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Michiel953: On looks alone (important!) the Nikon wins by a mile... Somehow manages to look like a camera.

True. in my eyes, Fuji cameras are the sexiest, followed by Nikon Z cameras, then Canon R's do have some appeal and simplicity but aren't beautiful, then Sonys look to me like electronic gadgets, TVs/phones, etc, have no opinions about their aesthetic appeal, they have none to me. At least they aren't as hideous as their Sony Alpha DSLMs, thank god those monstrosities went out!!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2020 at 12:32 UTC
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mermaidkiller: I bet that the Z5 is a better entry level MILF than the RP. At least a newer sensor (Sony ?).
But, anyway when I buy a MILF as a successor for my 6D, it'll be the R6.
Better AF, IBIS, but the price... ($2500) I hope it will go down to $2000,

nah I am buying the one with the largest sensor... I wonder how searching for my next camera ended up with me joking about women slavery purchasing methodolgy. Good site.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2020 at 12:28 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: The rash of rehashed RP reviews over the last month have been totally ridiculous.

The RP is a trash camera. It was trash when it debuted a while ago and it's still trash now. If you want to buy this trash then enjoy yourself. But the way this totally dismissed camera keeps coming back into stories... I mean seriously?

At the end of the day the camera was released with a poor feature set with a poor sensor and the only reason it made any headlines was because of the price... that price isn't any better this much farther later and it is a poor purchasing decision unless your previous camera was a rebel. It's a poor purchase even compared to several M bodies.

These sites that have a lack of content literally bring this RP question up every single week... DP review is just following all of the little photo sites out there to resurface this poor piece of kit for eyeballs. Hopefully this is the last one. Cmon.

I don't know if you're trolling, but the RP is a great camera. Who else gives you a great ergonomic body with wonderful software, UI, Jpeg & raw colours, 26mp FF sensor, big EVF, articulating screen, great HD & good 4K, vast lens selection, all for a 999$? It's not the best camera in the world, neither does it claim to be, but certainly isn't rubbish. No professional reviewer ever claimed so. It might not meet your specific demands, but it perfectly meets mine.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2020 at 12:22 UTC
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EthanP99: so how many minutes of record time will a $800 1tb single cfe card last?

No not really, bit rate is NOT the be all and all of image quality or high resolution video. For example the GH5 you're talking about, used to record HD video in up to 90mbps, and they went to 4K without quadrupling the bitrate as you assume. Another example, a Canon C100 MKII records 24mbps 8bit 4:2:0 in 1920x1080, and the Canon 550D records 24mbps 8bit 4:2:0 also but the IQ is night and day.

Bit rate is NOT everthing.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 15:19 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)
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marc petzold: 10-18 STM, 40/2.8 STM (Fullframe also - sharper than the 50/1.8 STM (which is also FF capable, and a ~80-81mm Lens in FF-terms on FF (x1.62...1.63 real life Cropfactor, Canon APS-C) also the fine 55-250 STM Zoom Lens, and the latest 18-55 STM/4-5.6 is optically being pretty decent, albeit all these Lenses without the Size, and haptics from their X-Mount Equivalent, from Fujifilm. For instance - i do enjoy way more the underrated XC 16-50/3.5-5.6 OIS II, on my X-E1, than my 18-55/4-4.6 STM on my 40/50D. Also do have 24mm Wideangle in FF terms. (I do own the XF 18-55/2.8-4, too - the difference besides the XC 16-50/3.5-5.6 in Aperture into IQ is neglible)

Further, the Tamron 17-50/2.8 for Canon APS-C should being mentioned here, quite cheap, and much better Corners/Edges, sharper, than the whole Sigma Gang, means 17-50/2.8, 17-70/2.8-4 Iterations - of course, the Non-VC Version, which is optically being better, than the 17-50/2.8 VC.

A fine weekend, good Light.

Does the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 offer a higher image quality than the one they mentioned the Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8-4 contemprory VC?

IS is VERY important to me and need a general useful zoom for a modest budget, and other good options you know that have IS and 2.8ish (4max) aperture without breaking the bank? Sharpness is not that relevant as I shoot 1080p and 8mp 4K max so I don't want to needlessly pay for a Canon 17-55/2.8 IS for example for a sharpness advantage no client of mine will ever see.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 13:57 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Canon EF 50/1.8 STM is just a overhyped Lens, but 1st things first:
1) It's "just" a Nifty-Fifty, 50mm Focal Length, F1.8
2) There are Zillions of 50mm MF (Manual Focus) Lenses from the Film Era being avialable
3) The 40/2.8 STM into contrast, whileas also being build-quality wise plasticky, like the mentioned 50/1.8 STM, albeit a tad better...is being the sharper Lens of both. Again, on (also overrated, overhyped "Fullframe" 36x24mm Sensor Format, it does excel more, being better than the 50/1.8 STM, IQ-wise. (albeit not F1.8)
4) Last, but not least: On Canon APS-C (EF-S, EF-M) The 50/1.8 becomes a Portrait Lens, from Focal Length, compared to FF, due to Cropfactor - not everybody is shooting Portraits, and a small Tele (which the ~80-81.5mm truely is on APS-C) isn't the right "shoot it all" Focal Length on Canon APS-C !
5) The Allrounder Format Lens is truly (for APS-C Canon) the EF-S 24/2.8 STM, it gives ~39mm FoV, compared to FF, (x1.62..1.63 Crop) Albeit F4 DoF vs. FF.

I have the 50mm f/1.8, the 40mm f/2.8, and two film primes, a Helios 44-7 58mm f/2 and a Zenit 50mm f/2

I never touch any of them as long as I have the 50mm STM. It's simply for the AF, and for the MUCH shallower DOF for beauty shots compared to a shorter FL and a 2.8 aperture.

And yes at f/1.8 the 40mm is WAY not a tad sharper, but as soon as it's stopped down to f/2.8 for a fair comparison, they are identical and I defy you to show me otherwise. So why buy a more limited lens just for being lazy to take a step back? The 40mm is made for its pancake size, something many of us don't need but it's a great lens.

As for my old primes, they're great and give lots of charachter and swirly bokeh with an old look, it's a speciality use for video for me. The 50 STM is very well built and just unbeatable for the value for money.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 13:49 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: The canon suoer wide zoom does not look very good. Compare to fuji 10-24... albeit the fuji is not a kit lens.

I tried both the 10-22 and 10-18 and prefer the later by miles. The IS makes a HUGE difference in IQ, what I could shoot at 3200 ISO I can shoot at 400, and the combination of IS and very wide angle 10mm gives you the ability to take sharp photos at almost half a full second!

The 10-18mm is also a way better video lens with a smoother focus ring, less breathing, and the IS of course.

The Fuji 10-24mm takes the same images at 5x times the price, yes they aren't exactly the same optically but no client ever mentioned they wanted sharper results that the 199$ 10-18mm. This lens alone is a very compelling reason to go Canon and Nikon APS-C if you want to get into landscape, archeticture, video, etc

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 13:39 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)
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davev8: very surprised the EF-s 55-250STM was not mentioned pretty sheep and as cheap as chips

Ans btw it's the STM version that made this leap in IQ, the old IS & IS II are not very good lenses both in IQ and construction, and the IS system on the STM is Waaaaaaaay better and makes a huge difference in video shooting handheld. You can shoot tripod-like footage at 55mm and very stable footage even at 250mm. Just a wonderful wonderful lens if you aren't shooting at night or lowlight

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 13:28 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)
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davev8: very surprised the EF-s 55-250STM was not mentioned pretty sheep and as cheap as chips

I once put the 55-250mm STM beside the newest 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II, shot both at 70mm f/4.5 and 200mm f/5.6, and I swear to god there isn't the tiniest image quality difference, both sharp as hell. It's MUST have for any telephoto shooter on a budget and way cheaper the the 70-210/4 they mentioned with just a stop difference.

The 70-200/2.8 you're paying for the FF coverage and the ability to shoot an night and bokeh, which are a big deal but you can get a Yongnou 100mm f/2 for that goal as well, also a great 160mm f/2.8 equivalent.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 13:25 UTC
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EthanP99: so how many minutes of record time will a $800 1tb single cfe card last?

They haven't stated the data rate or codec it will use at all.

It could be an 8bit, H.264, 150mbps 8K mode in which case it will be just as much data and even less than many current 4K cameras (and even certain 1080p Raw video cameras)

Or it could be a beefy 500mbps Motion Jpeg 4:2:2 codec which swallows a 265gig card on the 1DC in 10 minutes!

It could be analyzed AT ALL without more information from Canon.

The 4K RAW internal option on the 1DXIII takes a whole 128gig card in 5 minutes of recording!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 20:14 UTC
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Opera Man: One positive about Canon has always been for quick video and vloggers, their color had always been top notch. Though today with all the LUTs for C-Log and V-Log it doesn't matter as much.
I'd rather use an S1H, but this looks competitive and has the 8K option.

This is different, it shoots 8K 24p from a FF sensor with 1:1 pixel readout WITH completely fluid touchscreen AF, and all of that can be shot handheld. This camera eliminates your external Atomos Recorder, your Follow focus with a focus puller, and your shoulder rig.

You can simply take it in a backpack and start shooting with a just a body & lens.

If you have no need for 8K or the FF look/high ISO, some cameras give you this freedom like the A7RIV & XT4, but again neither do it at 8K to a card or have the completely fluid and intuitive DPAF system.

I just wish they will give us C-Log on this camera and not keep that for the 1DXIII/C-Line. Would be a complete package.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 20:10 UTC
On article The Fujifilm X-T4 is a portable, powerful 4K video rig (134 comments in total)

Price is relative, give me another cheaper camera that conbines 10bit LOG 4K recording with internal stabilization and usable AF and you can say it's overpriced, but if there arent any other tools available for less that do the job, then it's actually the lowest one on the market.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:48 UTC as 6th comment
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Ebrahim Saadawi: How could a shutter freeze pass Canon QC? They MUST be taking test shots in various modes, testing AF accuracy, calibrating the mirrors & OVF, among many other tests before they send these out don't they?

If there's one thing that makes us stay with Canon despite of their slower technological advancement, it's this, the reliability, the fact that we rely on them to never make us look bad in a shoot, lose that, and you start seeing us buying Metabones EF to Sony E adapters.

I agree thoughts but also you can't deny buying a 1DX type body, the most reliable, most professionally proven platform in the world, and having the shutter not fire on a paid shoot, is quite a big deal... It never happened to any new Canon 1D body for the past 50 years!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:40 UTC
On article Nikon releases N-Log 3D LUT for its D780 DSLR (16 comments in total)
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Kandid: No idea what all this means.....🤓😝

This stuff is also used in photography nowadays!

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 18:22 UTC
On article Nikon releases N-Log 3D LUT for its D780 DSLR (16 comments in total)
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Kandid: No idea what all this means.....🤓😝

A LOG profile is shooting video is a super low contrast super low stauration "flat" profile to try to preserve as much information as possible and avoiding clipping... A LOG LUT is a file you insert in your editor in order to accurately reverse that effect and get back a contrasty saturated standard Nikon profile to give you an easier starting point to edit/grade your flat video without having to do the work from scratch. There are LUTs also designed to convert such LOG images into various popular looks like converting a Sony S-LOG2 image into a Fuji film simulation and having all shooters starting from the same point gives that ability to convert these images into certain looks with a click and having it come out accurate.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 18:16 UTC
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ecka84: I understand why this was done. But it is still a waste. Much like filming it with my 13-year-old Nokia would be too.

To be honest yes this exact film could have been achieved by filming with any modern camera and a little grading, and he'd still have the 4K original. But if he hadn't shot film, Ferrari wouldn't have been interested and the entire film would have been truly lost.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 16:26 UTC

How could a shutter freeze pass Canon QC? They MUST be taking test shots in various modes, testing AF accuracy, calibrating the mirrors & OVF, among many other tests before they send these out don't they?

If there's one thing that makes us stay with Canon despite of their slower technological advancement, it's this, the reliability, the fact that we rely on them to never make us look bad in a shoot, lose that, and you start seeing us buying Metabones EF to Sony E adapters.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2020 at 21:29 UTC as 27th comment | 16 replies
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