russbarnes

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alcaher: 500mm, who dont want a lens like that?

Is the 12-24 for just APs-C? or is it for FF? the ultrawide lenses like the 10-20 or the 8-16mm are great but they are not ART. If sigma make a high quality wa Art lens for Aps-c would be wonderful.... this one is great but starts at 12mm.

DG lenses are for full frame. The 12-24 is a DG.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:15 UTC
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kingslayer: $1200 for the 85mm? It better be way better than the tamron. Very disappointing. Waited all these years. Expected $900 max. Guess I will get the tamron for $749 instead.

Sigma's RRP does not reflect the street price long after release. A few months and it will probably look like a real bargain, if you want a massive 85mm that is.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:14 UTC

I love the look and consistency of this new Sigma brand, they're certainly doing their best to squash their old image. One thing I don't like however is that every lens is just massive. Everything may be "sharper" but not everything is "better" - certainly the 12-24 makes the Nikon 14-24 look like a lightweight option, plus you get an extra f stop into the bargain too. This new 85 also has an enormous front element etc etc. Not all of this development is for everyone really, a lack of weather sealing is a concern on all of their lenses for example.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:11 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
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Herp Photos: Please reconsider support of Fuji X mount Sigma. If for no other lens but the Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport.
You would fill a niche in the Fuji lens lineup which has no competitors and not even roadmap consideration by Fuji.

Fuji has a tiny share of the camera market. It's simple economics. Fuji fans would love to believe otherwise, but Sigma are about volume and that means mounts for mainly Canon and Nikon...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
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ttran88: 8 new lenses in one announcement, sigma is not messing around. BTW where's the Nikon F mount? Nikons aren't good for video?

The good news is that Nikon makes world class leading stills cameras instead. Honestly, video is an also-ran for all DSLRs, I wish Nikon would take it off completely like they did with the Df, reduce the complexity of the electronics and stop trying to be all things to all users who just moan about specs anyway. Anyone pretending that video in a DSLR is awesome is most likely creating low level YouTube content at best anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
On article Canon announces new flagship EOS C700 cinema camera (169 comments in total)
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russbarnes: There's your 5DMKIV video camera. $35k. I'm guessing this one doesn't have a 1.7x crop factor lol. When will people realise that quality video doesn't belong in stills cameras?

@otto k That's a discussion based on some interesting semantics. Yes, Super 35 is a smaller sensor than a stills 35mm full frame, but Canon are not cropping the Super 35 are they, in other words they are using all of the available sensor. The biggest beef is that Canon cropped the 4k output on the 5DMKIV so heavily that it removes any point in it being shot on a full frame camera at all. In other words, why did they bother? There should be a big sticker on the 5DMKIV saying "4k video for emergency use only" instead of the marketing spin which came with "we had videographers in mind when we designed this". Set the right expectation and people won't complain and rip the product apart.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
On article Canon announces new flagship EOS C700 cinema camera (169 comments in total)

There's your 5DMKIV video camera. $35k. I'm guessing this one doesn't have a 1.7x crop factor lol. When will people realise that quality video doesn't belong in stills cameras?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 05:36 UTC as 14th comment | 11 replies
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ttran88: Too bad now I have to go buy Canon 5dmk4

You are going to be very disappointed :D

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 07:23 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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DASHMALJA: The new King has arrived..great job Canon -)))))

@TORN I think you'll find the 5DSR is the head and shoulders leader in that department :)

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
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CameraLabTester: This is where this camera excels.

The array of available native lenses to attach, aside from the leading edge video features, is just unbeatable.

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@MyReality It's evident they didn't try and match the D810, if they have tried, they have failed woefully. The OP says the 5DMKIV is "unbeatable". The comment is hilarious.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:48 UTC
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ET2: The "videographers" aren't that impressed with video capabilities

http://www.newsshooter.com/2016/08/25/hands-on-preview-canon-5d-mkiv-has-4k-internal-recording-with-a-1-74x-crop/

Crippled further by using old card formats. A real camera for the future. Not. 4k recording to a CF1 card? Canon put the cheapest set of components into this they could get away with and then maxed the price.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:38 UTC
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CameraLabTester: This is where this camera excels.

The array of available native lenses to attach, aside from the leading edge video features, is just unbeatable.

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As I've already pointed out elsewhere it's failed to even match some of the key features on a D810 so I'm not sure how that makes it unbeatable lol. Quite the opposite. Nikon's next iteration of the 800 series will set the tone, not this.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:31 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2128 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Very interesting. It'll be even more interesting to see how this baby competes against the Nikon D810 in dynamic range and high-ISO noise. If they had put an articulating screen on this baby they'd probably pull a lot of buyers away from the Nikon D750 with this beastie.

No it won't. You're forgetting the outrageous price. You can buy two D750s for the price of one of these. If anything, Canon will push even more users towards a camera like the D750 because of its ridiculous pricing.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:05 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2128 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 (2128 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 (2128 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 (2128 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 (2128 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 (2128 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
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