monokultur

Lives in Germany Cologne, Germany
Joined on Jan 1, 2012

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On article Canon EOS R review (3203 comments in total)
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monokultur: All the internet gurus saying "well it could have been this or better that if not even that."

And than you look an Photokina (been there for 2 days) and the only booth that was crowded no matter what time of the day was the Canon stand showing the EOS R. Emptiness at Panasonic, not much better at Sony. My local dealer told me he will probably receive 8 EOS R bodies next week. All of them have been sold days or even weeks ago.

And no. Nothing is laggy. Nothing slow. No blackout in the viewfinder. Wow. It focusses in situations you can BARELY see the object with your eyes. And even this 35mm 1.8 Macro focusses like hell. Never seen a Macro that focusses that fast from macro distance to infinity. Wow.

Just try this camera. It is much better (in use) than its "poor-cropped-4k-no-ibis-etc-" specs suggest.

No blackout in the viewfinder". It has a blackout. Very much so. It's just disguised by software by Canon.

For whatever it means „disguised“. It does not feel that there is a black out. And the viewfinder does not lag behind and the camera does not slow down or gets unusable. So whatever Canon did they did it very well or as the Bruce sang: is it no Blackout or just a brilliant disguise.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 16:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3203 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: It's a glass half full or half empty type of situation. I'm somewhat shocked that so much of the impression is driven by that multifunction bar. I haven't used one yet, it does seem like a good idea, but it might not be the best executed yet...but it seems that the main complaint of the reviewer is that item, and that to me seems a rather unbalanced perspective. It's one feature and it can be disabled. It may not be ideal, but come on, it's not the whole camera, and yet so much of this first impressions review makes it seem that it's the main thing.

For the glass half full, from everything I've read, one of the most outstanding features of usability is the adjustable control ring on the RF lenses. That could be a game changer, and most likely will be in the long run. My guess is that in a few years everyone will want or expect that feature from all manufacturers, since it is convenient.

I played with the EOS-R for roughly 2 hours (get mine next week). And I got used to this Touch Bar within 5 minutes. Cant understand the complaining. And best: It can have different functions in Video and Photo Mode. Within the short time I used the camera I programmed the ring on the lens for aperture and the Touch Bar for EV-change. Worked like a charm.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 15:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3203 comments in total)

All the internet gurus saying "well it could have been this or better that if not even that."

And than you look an Photokina (been there for 2 days) and the only booth that was crowded no matter what time of the day was the Canon stand showing the EOS R. Emptiness at Panasonic, not much better at Sony. My local dealer told me he will probably receive 8 EOS R bodies next week. All of them have been sold days or even weeks ago.

And no. Nothing is laggy. Nothing slow. No blackout in the viewfinder. Wow. It focusses in situations you can BARELY see the object with your eyes. And even this 35mm 1.8 Macro focusses like hell. Never seen a Macro that focusses that fast from macro distance to infinity. Wow.

Just try this camera. It is much better (in use) than its "poor-cropped-4k-no-ibis-etc-" specs suggest.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 15:00 UTC as 555th comment | 8 replies

Well, I like my hero 6 and fusion. The picture quality is just wow for such small sensors. I am doing corporate video as a second job and the fusion made some real cool Timelapses possible that I moved in FCPX on a 2D timeline. All the clients said just „wow“. To create that kind of stuff with my 5D IV i would have to make an equipment war with sliders and so on. And the software is where it really separates from those Chinese rip offs: Quik and the GoPro run like a charm in my iPhone X. I can create cool videos and even 2d animated video from the fusion in now time and very little effort. I hope they will survive.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 17:03 UTC as 14th comment
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CarpentersEye: Looks like fun; but the Instant film would have to come way down in price. Plus the plastic camera would need to come free with the film. LOL.

They are losing it with high prices for various plastic lenses. Two or three lens should come free with it all. Otherwise this too shall pass.

I could take a roll of 35mm Fuji 200 film, 4-rolls I just bought on clearance for $2.50 and put them in my real and original Diana-F (120 by homemade 35mm adapter). Nah. Probably the Elan 7e and f/1.8. ;) That way I can choose edit them into lomo or not. XA could be fun too. Oh, then there's my FG. Anyone know the cheapest send out developer in 2018?

Your are totally right. That’s what it is. Total bs. We are so trapped in this system of nonsense of producing crap that only lasts for a very short time ending up as waste polluting our planet. I mean: Kickstarter is literally full of bs like that. We really need to overcome this utterly nonsense „you have to have a job producing / doing something whatever and every year more than the last year to generate income“ thing. It won’t take us much longer

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2018 at 11:05 UTC
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G Sciorio: Accessory lenses are a waste of money. There's no way for these accessory companies to know what Apple has planned for their next phone and with a product cycle of a year it's a risky purchase. DXO had the right idea but the execution was poor.

The camera companies could get smart and make put resources (that means money) into developing a solid mobile app but you know...they just suck so bad at software.

I agree. Total waste. By the time this thing is shipped the new iPhone X is out with maybe triple lens setup or other drastic changes. Maybe the lenses will work (but nobody knows!) but the case won’t.

Then these lenses block the most useful feature: portrait mode which works really well on the X and more and more apps make use of the depth information.

So this is total mess.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 05:57 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1257 comments in total)

I bought this little cam last week as b-roll cam for mostly corporate video. Main cams are 5D IV. Although I get the complaints here - most of the haters will never do a living from video/photo and do complain about features not art. I never ever use log - I am not into Hollywood. Dialed down output (prolost flat) of my Canons is more than adequate for SELLING the final video. Yes Sony does offer more features. But - be honest: Do you really need them? Grade all your family or vacation videos? Whats the reason for that unnecessary and time consuming behavior? The highest production standards? What for? For kids and aunts and uncles hanging around in the backyard? Because its what? Future proof? Make better sure to always keep you digital videos playable so your kids can even view them at all in 30 years. Glad we have all those youtube talking heads who can't make a living from video either but have strong opinions on features sets that living without surely means suffering like hell.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 08:21 UTC as 73rd comment | 5 replies

This phenomenon isn’t new at all. Since the 1920s and especially in 1960s lots of sociologists argued, that despite claiming the opposite the late capitalistic society‘s individualism will spread within customer choices that only simulate choice and difference (let’s say coke vs Pepsi).
Facebook and all those other anti-social media now multiply this stupidity by infinity. Hallelujah.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 17:39 UTC as 61st comment
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Reactive: Perhaps Soderbergh's next film should be about the downfall of a once respected movie director, who sells his soul to a massive corporate entity, and spends the rest of his life making promotional trash to please the corporation, until he eventually dies of shame.

If a career path is what one desires - than yes. Otherwise Reactive is totally right. If it the sentences Mr- Sonderbergh is saying were spoken in an office / business content everyone would just call it "b..llshit" for the word game changer alone.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 15:12 UTC
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Einride: Looks good. Funny to see keyboard warriors go to town in the comments thinking they can teach Soderbergh his own craft.

Ok. Welcome to propaganda town. Now tell me, what the hell is gamechanging? They may have used iPhone (which by the way come 1.300 $ each! and every camera in this price range would have done better) but everything else was done as usual: very very expensive lighting gear, extensive and expensive post production, expensive audio recoding and post, dozens of people on the set behind "camera" err mean phone etc. etc.

Maybe the movie is good. But the rest is just click bait nonsense.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 15:01 UTC

don't get it what exactly is gamechanging here. To deliver bad quality intentionally? If it was shot on IPAD and even cut on the same device. OK. That would be different. But in the end those clips went through the SAME process as usual and more care in post due to the horrible 8bit picture dynamic range of the Phone. And they haven't used the iPhone for recording sound anyway. So what is this? Fake news? So why not just use a GX85 with at least 10x better image quality and still similarly sized? just look at the trailer. Even if the story is good - the quality of the picture s..ks. A real orchestra is a real orchestra. If you can't afford one everbody wants to have at least something like East West Sample libraries. Nobody would be proud of just using a 1990s Roland GM-Soundcanvas for it sounds like cheap computer music. And that is what this trailer looks like - cheap computer movie. leaving the WHOLE chain in post intact and degrade the first input is not gamechanging but stupid.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 14:45 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (448 comments in total)

I can't understand all the moaning here. I switched from MFT to FF 3 years ago and rented a D750 and 6D. After 3 days of testing I decided for the 6D for the much better color output. I don't care for 6EV shadow recovery for those pictures look rubbish and like fake HDR. I am into people photography (corporate, wedding, children etc.) and I always take care of light or light artificially. No need for raising the shadows. Maybe landscape photographers think differently. I think that most of this DR ISO Invariance moaning comes from amateurs and spec-lovers not from photographers. I will get a 6D II and retire one of my 2 6Ds. This camera never let me down. Last year I started corporate video. Guess what? NOBODY of the clients asked for 4K or LOG or whatever for their output is only FHD and for their corporate Web-TV only 720p! And no - you don't need 10bit to grade your corporate or wedding video til death. It is just not necessary.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 65th comment | 7 replies
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Reactive: "Suddenly I can shoots stills and videos of friends skateboarding, or snowboarding or an outdoor concert". Can you really? In the UK, flying a drone anywhere near other people in a public place is illegal. Flying over your backyard is not allowed as you are snooping on your neighbour. And so many idiots use them that even tighter rules are in preparation (e.g. licensing). And all that expense for what? More and more same-old aerial shots that are already becoming boring. Yes, drones are great tools for the occasional shot on a TV documentary, otherwise impossible movie action shots, or architectural surveying, but in amateur hands they're just an expensive one-hit wonder.

So true. Even the last aerial shots here on front page at DPREVIEW were totally boring stuff not worth mentioning: No story, boring cuts and even more so boring music (like in those cheap wellness temples). It seams aerial something is the new kind of thin DOF thing: It is so affordable now that everybody can do it and so it's ubiquitous. And 90% of the released material is trash.

Ok. Mavic can do boring stuff in 4k. Yeah.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 13:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 added to studio scene comparison tool (87 comments in total)
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MartinB77: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=canon_eosm5&attr13_1=fujifilm_xt2&attr13_2=sony_a6300&attr13_3=canon_eos80d&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=6400&attr16_3=6400&attr171_2=off&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.21330645161290324&y=-0.6095466705468984
(sure, pretty extreme at ISO 6400)

What the...? What kind of black magic does the X-T2 inside it's body? Don't get me wrong, all cams (espacially compared to my old Rebel) are performing quite good... but... just look at the T2!

Damn! Have to save a few extra €€ now... Already liked the concept of the T2 with the huge EVF, the manual controls, the Fuji firmware update policy, the Fujion lenses and now this.

I dont know what you are seeing but the T2 doesn't resolve any bit more of detail. There is slightly less color noise but not more detail.

The Sony a6300 shows most detail but not to a degree that it would really matter.

If one doesn't need 4k the M5 is surely a great option. I handled it at Photokina and it felt significantly better in hand and operating than the a6300. The T2 is a great camera but not system wise: For canon you can get lots of cheap TTL remote triggers and other really good 3rd Party stuff.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)

This is a very cool cam - indeed. I shot FT and mFT for more than 6 years. Even made money out of my shootings. But last year I did a step by step switch to Full Frame. And once you have tasted this - there is no way back. The files are much cleaner - at any ISO. The sharpness and tonality at pixel level is so much clearer. You can crop the files to half the size and still get real sharpness where the mFT file is looking flat and more and more like a smartphone picture.

Given the choice: Canon 6D and 50mm 1.2 vs. E-M1 II 25mm 1.2 or Canon 6D and 85mm 1.8 vs. E-M1 II 42.5 1.2
I would always choose the 6D. And than I would rather buy a 70-200 F4 L than the 40-150 2.8.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 59th comment | 10 replies

I just dont get it. Who is pushing shadows by 5 stops in real world use? I am into people photography and never ever push more than 2 EV. and i cannot imagine one serious landscape guy / girl who is shooting that bad that there is a need for pushing 5 or 6 EV in post. Look at The photo from that plane in the d750 story. Serious? This picture is pretty much useless and just good enough for having it sake. Last year I went into full frame. I had The d750 and The 6d for one week. After that week The d750 had to leave. Skintones are somewhat unhealthy out of cam and ISO3200 and ISO6400 are worse than 6D concerning color accuracy and detail. The pictures from The 6d where punchy and skintones were so much better right After opening The RAWs in lightroom. Together with the 135mm L I would always choose the 6d over d750 or d610.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 05:42 UTC as 124th comment | 3 replies
On article Just posted: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens review (155 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: Michelle Obama's New Official Portrait taken with 5D MKIII w/EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 63mm ,F4, 50iso, 1/80th sec :
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8491445521_3fd1722dd7_o.jpg

Its typical for a more techie site like preview that all one sees is the not so perfect sharpness. This picture is by ALL means a bad picture. BAD lightning, bad posing, BAD focal length. Look at her hands. What the hell should these big shovels aesthetically represent in this picture?

Its a real pitty that an attractive woman like Michelle Obama has been photographed in such an unflattering way.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:50 UTC
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