russbarnes

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On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: As a Nikon D810 person I am in tears about this. Canon has totally leapfrogged us, especially since the cam is being released with two awesome new lenses and now has great video autofocus.
Although it is the natural order of things, it still hurts my ego and my sense of Nikon pride. If you need me, I'll be drinking copious amounts of Suntory and leafing nostalgically through my treasured copy of "The Nikon Way" by good old Herb Keppler and remembering when Nikon was the undisputed leader in small-format photography.

@maico Information which is doubtless wasted on them.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: As a Nikon D810 person I am in tears about this. Canon has totally leapfrogged us, especially since the cam is being released with two awesome new lenses and now has great video autofocus.
Although it is the natural order of things, it still hurts my ego and my sense of Nikon pride. If you need me, I'll be drinking copious amounts of Suntory and leafing nostalgically through my treasured copy of "The Nikon Way" by good old Herb Keppler and remembering when Nikon was the undisputed leader in small-format photography.

@AngularJS You're missing the point. I said the 5DMKIV lacked and it was Canon's opportunity to get well ahead. You seem to think somehow a crippled crop 4k video ability trumps a D810 but I've shown in fact that far from jumping well ahead of the D810 it's failed to even match key features. Facts are facts. It's OK, I understand how that stings.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: As a Nikon D810 person I am in tears about this. Canon has totally leapfrogged us, especially since the cam is being released with two awesome new lenses and now has great video autofocus.
Although it is the natural order of things, it still hurts my ego and my sense of Nikon pride. If you need me, I'll be drinking copious amounts of Suntory and leafing nostalgically through my treasured copy of "The Nikon Way" by good old Herb Keppler and remembering when Nikon was the undisputed leader in small-format photography.

I hate to break it to you but your Canon 5D did not have a native ISO50, it was an extended software push, most likely labelled "L1". The D810 has a native ISO64 - this allows incredibly clean images and is a key reason to own the camera, so yes, it's important. To say things like "is this an advantage" indicates you need to take a look at some basics. You also show considerable ignorance on what a camera like the D5 is intended to deliver. It's designed to shoot in the dark, and it does it amazingly well.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: As a Nikon D810 person I am in tears about this. Canon has totally leapfrogged us, especially since the cam is being released with two awesome new lenses and now has great video autofocus.
Although it is the natural order of things, it still hurts my ego and my sense of Nikon pride. If you need me, I'll be drinking copious amounts of Suntory and leafing nostalgically through my treasured copy of "The Nikon Way" by good old Herb Keppler and remembering when Nikon was the undisputed leader in small-format photography.

36MP v 30MP, ISO64 v ISO 100, No Low-Pass Filter v Filter (lol), 1200 shot batter v 900, Perfectly reasonable price v outrageous price. How many more would you like? This was meant to be Canon's moment to get well ahead. They didn't deliver. Nikon's next iteration will likely surpass every 'new' feature on the 5DMKIV.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: As a Nikon D810 person I am in tears about this. Canon has totally leapfrogged us, especially since the cam is being released with two awesome new lenses and now has great video autofocus.
Although it is the natural order of things, it still hurts my ego and my sense of Nikon pride. If you need me, I'll be drinking copious amounts of Suntory and leafing nostalgically through my treasured copy of "The Nikon Way" by good old Herb Keppler and remembering when Nikon was the undisputed leader in small-format photography.

What a load of drivel. The D810 remains well ahead of the 5DMKIV on so many levels it's unbelievable. This is meant to be the direct competitor, it's brand new and virtually nothing about it is better than a D810. Canon have failed to inspire once again, even the hard core fanboys know it.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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russbarnes: Canon's pricing is utterly, utterly out of control. A tiny number of people will pre-order this in the UK.

The issue of price against performance is of course key. The Nikon D500 price for example certainly wasn't cheap, but it came with some very big specs. As such, the camera has been in short supply. In respect of the 5DMKIV the perception is the specs do not justify the price by a long way. That leads to accusations of pure greed and a price gouge. I predict high availability of the 5DMKIV for a long time until it reduces to below the £2500 mark.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: For the first since leaving Nikon and having used every one of Canon's 5D and 7D series, I truly feel like departing with the Canon system. I might keep a 5D3 or sentimental reason. Appears that Fuji XT-2 is the way to go now, not even Nikon.

There's a big difference between full frame and crop sensors if you want narrow depth of field in your images, period. Fuji are therefore most definitely NOT the way to go if you're interested remotely in anything approaching artistic.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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davidevans1: With pricing it's $3499 in the US and Calumet in the UK has emailed it at £3599 body only! The Brexit effect maybe?
Their 5d mk2 trade in is £950 with a £250 trade in bonus, so £1200 trade in total.
I'm a Nikon user anyway, and an accountant (!) but having noticed Sony prices go through the roof, the Canon prices stood out.

The ageing 80-400? It's 2 years old. I think you need to sort your facts out. You're clearly a fanboy on a mission. You thought so much of the "superior" (lol) 100-400 that you bought the Sigma according to your gear list.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:06 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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davidevans1: With pricing it's $3499 in the US and Calumet in the UK has emailed it at £3599 body only! The Brexit effect maybe?
Their 5d mk2 trade in is £950 with a £250 trade in bonus, so £1200 trade in total.
I'm a Nikon user anyway, and an accountant (!) but having noticed Sony prices go through the roof, the Canon prices stood out.

I don't get your argument on the 80-400 and 100-400. They are priced the same in the UK.

Canon are known for their greed. That's why they priced their 5DMKIII at £3000 at launch when Nikon came in well under that with the D800/E. Canon have a whole history of this - I'm sure none of their users have a problem with their pricing policy on cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:50 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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davidevans1: With pricing it's $3499 in the US and Calumet in the UK has emailed it at £3599 body only! The Brexit effect maybe?
Their 5d mk2 trade in is £950 with a £250 trade in bonus, so £1200 trade in total.
I'm a Nikon user anyway, and an accountant (!) but having noticed Sony prices go through the roof, the Canon prices stood out.

I disagree. Companies need to be realistic and Canon are in my view completely out of touch now. Look at Nikon's release and pricing of the 200-500mm f/5.6, they were both thinking about their target audience and set a competitive price in the market sector given the choices from other manufacturers. The D500 may have raised an eyebrow on price but I don't think anyone thought it was completely outrageous given the spec. But Canon's price for the 5DMKIV certainly IS both outrageous and underwhelming and I don't see anyone saying otherwise...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:34 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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davidevans1: With pricing it's $3499 in the US and Calumet in the UK has emailed it at £3599 body only! The Brexit effect maybe?
Their 5d mk2 trade in is £950 with a £250 trade in bonus, so £1200 trade in total.
I'm a Nikon user anyway, and an accountant (!) but having noticed Sony prices go through the roof, the Canon prices stood out.

Obviously the value of the £GBP dipped in June and may take years to recover, but that only accounts for around 10% on the price. Everything else is pure greed. We have had $US equilibrium on £GBP prices in the camera market for some time. It's because Canon and Nikon think that British people will buy their products no matter what and have more money than anyone else in the world. They are wrong. At £3600, this is twice the price of a Nikon D810 in the UK and I therefore predict a TINY number of people will be pre-ordering a 5DMKIV. Did you see the pricing for Canon's new 16-35mm f/2.8 too? I have one word: LOL.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:39 UTC

Canon's pricing is utterly, utterly out of control. A tiny number of people will pre-order this in the UK.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:33 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Gallery update: Nikon 300mm F4E PF ED VR (54 comments in total)

So many of these either has a fence in front of the target or behind it, it's difficult to really know the true level of the IQ or bokeh properly. Hmmmmm

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 19th comment

I'm sure millions would love to see Getty burn to the ground...

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 58th comment
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 comments in total)
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walkaround: Oh the Nikon fanboy angst is palpable, and delicious.

lol he shoots with a poxy 70D. Enjoy your banding :D

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 comments in total)
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dholl: high-end Canons are "made in Japan". high-end Nikons are not.

I believe this fact bares further investigation as there lies the answer to Nikon's problems.

The Df is also produced in Japan. More guff from Canon fanboys.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Good news is all that excellent Sony sensor DR will help clear up that Nikon shutter shadow.

Unfortunately Canon's lack of DR is unable to help with this problem on the 1DX. It's a shame Canon won't do anything about this issue...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 07:21 UTC
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slippedcurve623: Now If nikon updates their 200mm f/2, the 200-400mm f/4 ii (yea the nikon 200-400 ii is not as sharp, even when compared to canon 70-200mm f/2.8 ii) as well as releasing the d900 with the a7r ii sensor, then I might jump ship from canon :-)

"Whispers are the 1D X II will finally get a totally new tech 25MP sensor with class leading DR and hopefully 5D IV gets this sensor tech too"

lol

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 19:30 UTC
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)
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russbarnes: How is the moire so bad with the 5DSR? It's all over this image, yet there is no sign of it with the D810. Canon seem to have got something hideously wrong with this camera.

Maybe it's just me but I keep seeing this effect over and over with 5DSR images in particular. I've rarely seen moire anything like this ever since the D800 was launched more than 3 years ago. I maintain that Canon have not got the balance right somewhere in their recipe. Take a look at the banknote in this scene in particular. Two different lenses, very similar results.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 19:58 UTC
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)
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JackM: What's up with the color Moire in some places in the 5DSR image?

These images compare a 5DSR and D810 so it's very much on topic. Look at the dark areas of this image in particular and the Canon performs poorly. Comparing the 5DSR to the 5DMKIII is pointless given the resolution gap.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
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