PNad

PNad

Lives in Canada Quebec, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.patricnadeau.com
Joined on Jul 20, 2012

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On article DPReview TV Classics: Canon EOS R review in Hawaii (109 comments in total)

Such a weird camera, feel like canon slapped some remaining peices just to release something asap and the R6/5 came the year after and were obviously near finished because you don’t R&D/draw/manufacture/market a camera in a single year.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2022 at 22:10 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3185 comments in total)
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dash2k8: For me personally, the lack of a mechanical shutter is a big problem because I shoot concerts and the modern LED lights create all kinds of crazy effects with electronic shutters. For everything else without a LED lights, the Z9 is as perfect a camera as anyone could expect.

This could easily be fixed with fractional shutter speeds, a really weird omission especially for a eshutter only camera. Canon can automatically detect the led hertz rate to remove any banding, hope Nikon does the same.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2022 at 04:32 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3185 comments in total)

Sadly yet no way to use fractional shutter speeds, the scan rate is fast enough for most situations but some leds require more fine tuned shutter speeds.

Hope Nikon copy the auto calculate led frequencies of the R3

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2022 at 19:40 UTC as 133rd comment | 6 replies
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goactive: Wondering if for photo editing and basic video editing if just buying a second Mac Mini M1 would not be the best plan or wait and see if they come out with a new Mac Mini M1 with 32gig of ram.
I all ready was forced to spend many hunderds more to buy hubs to get everything hooked up. For both my Mini and my Macbook Air M1 3 hubs costing over $1100 just for the hubs.

I can all ready edit photos in C1 with no problem and edit in resolve with no problem on my Mini M1 and work in Logic making music and in motion making graphics.

What speed will the new studio give over the Mac Mini M1 for working editing it seems very little. Just fast import and export two things i set and walk away and come back to when done.

the inport and export times are faster on the new system but that is not a huge amount not realy a big deal unless you are doing many video rendering outs a day many are not.
is over all editing a photo any faster on the new system i do not think so as its all ready fast now.

All this 16GB M1 = 32GB on intel is total bullsh*t. I tried working on a 16GB m1 laptop exporting hundreds of GFX100 files using lightroom and actually got the macos popup menu asking me to kill an application because I was running out of ram! Lightroom was all taking it.

Stop spreading misinformation about something you probably never tried.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2022 at 11:28 UTC
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Jer81: Looks nice, but the cheapest one is €2329. Fot that money you can build a nice pc tower. The Mac Mini is way more attractive as soon as they release a 2022 version.

That is if you can actually buy a 3070/80 whatever and at an outrageous price.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2022 at 17:23 UTC
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FrithjofA: "I can't give the Mac Studio 5 stars. The fact that you can't upgrade any of the components disqualifies it, and Apple left out some nice-to-haves like HDMI 2.1... or a mouse and keyboard."

I fully agree with the review. Considering how long apple products last, it should be no problem to swap the SDD drive in the future. Although many have a keyboard and a mouse, they also have a finite life time. After 10 years we should be able to get a new keyboard and mouse particularly since it is sold for that price as a iMac 27" replacement.

On the other hand, the Mac Studio seam to push you in the performance range of the Intel Xeon server architecture but comes loaded with 4 thunderbird 4 interfaces where we can add external SSDs with probably very little performance lose. The max studio doe not target the normal desktop market but more the advanced pros.

The advanced pros? And will the next Mac Pro be for advanced pro max?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2022 at 17:22 UTC
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Eric Glam: The Ultra is going to cause some serious damage...damn.

Theverge already tested the ultra, the overall takeaway from all the people who used it and the max was that it felt a bit faster, but far from twice.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2022 at 17:18 UTC
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4Photos: To my eyes, it is still the mac Mini, just a little taller. Let's call them:

- Mac Mini Max
- Mac Mini Ultra

These computers are not limited to studio use, ....

But who said they were limited to « studio » use whatever that means?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2022 at 17:16 UTC
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FrithjofA: The basic message here: you cannot beat the laws of optics. There is a big fuss about stuff which is trival and parially missleading.
The DOF only depends on the aperture and the focal length as Chris pointed out nicely, but the forgot to mentioned that aperture strongly influences the exposure time.
People seam to overestimate the advantage of a shallow DOF. MF was often used for landscape photography. Here you have to stop down quite a bit, since you want a large DOF, or even work with a hyperfocal distance setting on manual focus camera to maximize the DOF. But than bad things happen. In MF you need to close the aperture much more, leading to long exposure times. If you use the larger format for more megapixels, you also run into the diffraction limit much earlier. In that sense, the advantage of higher resolution sensors need to be counterbalance by larger diffraction do to the larger f-stop for the same DOF.
Essentially, all formats have pros and cons!

Diffraction actually happens sooner on the 35mm format when both format use the same pixel pitch like gfx100 and a7riv

https://blog.kasson.com/gfx-100/a7riv-vs-gfx-100-for-landscapes/

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2022 at 13:08 UTC
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HenriC: Lensrentals?? Never heard of..... Oh, I see it's in the US only!

Why, DPR-people, you think this will interest your readers in the rest of this very very very big world? Readers with their own habbits and shops.

Because DPREVIEW is US based and a fair bunch of their market is….. US?

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2021 at 22:32 UTC
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Opie3: Really need to know if the GFX 100 files will be easy to process on this computer... otherwise I don't see the reason to upgrade atm.

I edit hundreds of GFX100 files on a i5 mac mini just fine, sure faster is better but is it struggling? Not at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2021 at 18:04 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3185 comments in total)
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Rudi Z: For a mirrorless camera, the weight (1400g) and size are too huge if we compare it with the Sony A1, even the Sony A1 is so much better. The image buffer is too small with 30 lossless images even from the Nikon Z50 the buffer is around 40 lossless 12Bit (14 Bit I never use, because for what?) images. Was there not enough space for a bigger buffer? And EVERY camera needs a high sync speed (HSS) flash for flashes over 1/200 seconds and the Nikon Z9 DOESN'T have that. Still, the Nikon is great for making videos. DO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NIKON Z9 II?

The Z9 can do HSS without any problems, stop spreading false informations.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 20:29 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3185 comments in total)
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whitelens: A viewfinder refresh rate of 60 FPS is not what I would consider PROFESSIONAL.
I think people used to shooting professional DSLR Nikons will enjoy that experience.

Wait, someone still believe that old human eye 60hz crap? Holy hell, you knkw that 120hz screens have been available now since many years both in camera and other consumer electronics like computer monitors and phones and the difference between 60 and 120 is very much striking?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2021 at 11:54 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3185 comments in total)
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attomole: Two mechanical parts that made DSLRs very expensive to manufacture, the mirror box and the shutter.

Whatever folks think of the camera, it's an end point in terms of what digital photography promised, fusion of Video and Stills in a direct view camera with no moving parts in the optical path.

You know that you can use an A1 without ever touching the mechanical shutter right?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2021 at 11:51 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3185 comments in total)
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Photodog2: Very impressive. Now a Z9 mini without the vertical grip for us amateur hobbyists who are not sports shooters and don't want to lift weights is hopefully on the road map. Nikon can also call it a Z7iii but I hope the market has room for both as the Z7 series can remain as the landscape shooter at a lower price point.

I had no idea the Z7ii had a stacked sensor

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 00:12 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z9 first impressions review (193 comments in total)
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PNad: 60hz only EVF? This can’t be right, this is a sport oriented camera why on earth wouldn’t you put at least a 90 or 120hz EVF in there?

Might not be the whole story, yet Chris noticed it.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 18:15 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z9 first impressions review (193 comments in total)
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PNad: 60hz only EVF? This can’t be right, this is a sport oriented camera why on earth wouldn’t you put at least a 90 or 120hz EVF in there?

Yeah no I shot with the A9 for 2 years the resolution drop not the refresh rate.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 15:26 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3185 comments in total)
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thx1138: Surely EVF is not 60Hz only, others are reporting 120Hz.

Pricing makes a mockery of the R3's. Time to slash the R3 price to it's rightful $4999.

Nvm

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 13:36 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3185 comments in total)
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: No doubt Northrup, Angry Photographer, Rockwell, Polin etc will be busy getting out their vids trying to find ways to hammer the Z9 with a screaming clickbait headline to drive views and comments which = more YT revenue for them. Just ignore them!

Polin is actually impressed

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 13:35 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z9 first impressions review (193 comments in total)
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PNad: 60hz only EVF? This can’t be right, this is a sport oriented camera why on earth wouldn’t you put at least a 90 or 120hz EVF in there?

Other reviewers say 120 after all.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 13:33 UTC
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