Richard Butler

Richard Butler

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Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 7, 2007

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On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: how is the cipa battery life calculated?

is every shot with flash or a percentage of shots with flash?

edit:

i found it.
flash is used for every second picture at full power.

Most people's real-world usage sees them get more shots per charge than the CIPA numbers, just as most drivers end up getting fewer miles out of each gallon of fuel than the official figures suggest.

However, the numbers tend to be comparable between cameras (so if you get 500 shots out of a 300 shot-per-charge rated camera, you'll get nearer to 1000 out of a model rated at 600 shots-per-charge).

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)
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Nick Brundle - Photography: The implementation of this touchscreen is most impressive (if it works that is). It will be great to use the rear touchscreen to position focus, and use as a touchpad to move the focus point while using the EVF.
Look forward to the testing and the review.

Tommi K1 - every Panasonic I've used with focus touchpad has let you choose between absolute and relative movements.

The M5 offers both options and, lets you select whether the whole screen or just regions of it are active so that there's no risk of nose focus.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2654 comments in total)
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Class A: The K-1's sensor was measured by DxOMark. They call it a "Full-frame marvel" and it currently sits at 4th position in the overall ranking, beating cameras costing almost twice as much.

In all measurements the K-1 beats the D800 and even D810 at the same ISO setting. Only because the D810 has a lower ISO setting (64 rather than 100), it receives a higher dynamic range score.

A (real) lower ISO setting is of course a legitimate advantage (the Pentax K-5(II) put a lot of APS-C competitors behind it with its ISO 80 setting), but it is still impressive what Pentax manages to get out of that sensor for the supported ISO range.

The K-1 is even very close in performance to the leading Sony models with their high-end 42MP sensor. Another testimony to the fact that the Pentax engineers did a marvellous job!

You can't just *invoke* Rishi. He wasn't one of the primary reviewers of this camera and it's DPReview's score, not any one individual's.

Looking at the Raw image quality scores, it seems the K-1 scores higher than the 5D IV and a fraction below the D810. I'm not clear how that's inconsisten with what DxO has said.

The K-1 got a good score and I think the review makes clear that its image quality, especially in Raw, is excellent.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
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dotyman: Hey DPR–do you think you'll have the full review of the M5 done by Monday?

! ; ))

Not without a camera. No.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
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thxbb12: How come the comparaison table (in page 1) doesn't feature the Fuji X-T10? It would certainly be a strong contender!

Because a lot of the appeal of the of the EOS M5 comes from how easy it is to capture good video. I only had room for two comparison cameras so I went with two other strong stills/video models.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70 (110 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Where's Phil Askey now? He's quiet. He didn't review any. I knew him owner DPREVIEW since I joined DPR 2006.

The site was acquired by [Amazon](https://www.dpreview.com/articles/1690663587/amazonacquiresdpreview) just over nine years ago but Phil continued to run the site for several years after that.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 00:25 UTC
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6x9: I do not see viewfinder magnification data. Or have I overlooked this?

We haven't received that information from Canon. We'll ask.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 22:00 UTC
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osan: I think Dpreview has a "thing" with new 18-150mm zoom lens. On a page which I can't precisely remember where, it was converted as 29-149mm equivalent and on this page it's listed as 15-150mm§. It's just a trivia but the staff must have worked under pressure to meet the deadline for publishing the preview ;)))

Ah, a database typo! That should now be fixed. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
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downwind4final: I like the IBIS and form. Add 4k and I'll start being interested.

T3: I don't have notes about whether there's a different video crop for the IS on and off modes but digital IS is usually offered by capturing a larger-than-1080 region then selecting a 1080 frame out of that footage and moving the frame as the camera's shaken. (Hence why you usually don't get digital IS in 4K mode - because most cameras can't shoot a greater than 4K region to give that extra margin around the edges).

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
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osan: I think Dpreview has a "thing" with new 18-150mm zoom lens. On a page which I can't precisely remember where, it was converted as 29-149mm equivalent and on this page it's listed as 15-150mm§. It's just a trivia but the staff must have worked under pressure to meet the deadline for publishing the preview ;)))

If you can find that error, I'll be happy to correct it.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
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downwind4final: I like the IBIS and form. Add 4k and I'll start being interested.

It doesn't have IBIS.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
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mosc: I know this is getting mostly compared to the Sonys but what about vs the 80D? I'm struggling with when I'd prefer an 80D over the M5 if I owned both. For huge tele lenses I assume you'd get a 7Dm2 not the 80D or M5 so we're talking <2kg.

From all we can tell, they're broadly the same hardware, but with the 80D having an optical viewfinder and traditional DSLR phase detection AF module for when using that viewfinder.

The M5 is considerably smaller, will offer a more consistent user experience (rather than operating very differently when switching fro OVF to LCD shooting), but at the cost of battery life and native lens choice.

We're looking forward to getting a final one, to see how it compares. The reason I linked back to our 80D vs a6300 article is because I think this will work like a slightly slicker version of the 80D in live view mode.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:09 UTC
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Louis_Dobson: I'm not being a fanboy here, I just wondered why Olympus is so rarely mentioned here, since it seems to be the obvious competitor.

As for the camera, without trying it I have no view and without lenses no interest. I'm sure it's a sensible choice if you already have a load of Canon lenses and wish to go mirrorless.

On this occasion the Panasonic, with its more capable video stood out to me as a competitor that offered a different balance of features (specifically in terms of video) for a similar price. The E-M5 II didn't seem so distinct, but I agree I should mention it.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
On article Video: Canon EOS M5 hands-on (28 comments in total)
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SidePod: so you already did the Studio Scene? how about makeing the results accessble? ;)

The camera we got to use was non-final, so we were able to shoot the video of using the camera, we weren't able to properly shoot the test scene.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
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Suave: No 4k, no peaking, this is like a guide to self-inflicted wounds.

Because the pre-production version we saw didn't have peaking, so far as I know, so we initially reported it incorrectly.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:17 UTC
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DongaMogudu: "And asking people to invest in a small camera with the expectation that they'll use larger EF and EF-S lenses doesn't sound like the easiest sell."
I guess, DPR forgot to tell that (small body with big lens) to Sony for all these years.

Yes, because we have definitely not mentioned a shortage of native E-mount lenses in any of our Don't reviews.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:00 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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AD in KC: Well dang! I'm using a SEMI-professional camera to earn a living. I'm going to be REALLY embarrassed if a DP guy sees me on a shoot using a SEMI-professional camera.

We do (and always have, to the best of my knowledge) use the term 'Semi Professional' to cover products that will be bought and used by both enthusiast and pro photographers.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:37 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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Blake Cook: Its is utterly absurd review this camera using Adobe RAW which cannot extract some of the data available to DPP. Specifically the additional DR available to dual pixel raw files. Adobe raw cannot get colours and contrast even close and has yet to get either close, since and including the 1Dx.

Then you're welcome to download the Raw files and draw your own conclusions.

Our reviews are always based on the use of industry-standard software but if you prefer DPP I'd encourage you to download the files and see if it works better with your workflow.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 00:54 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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Arun H: DPReview team. The ISO invariance page has the following sentence
"This is precisely the technique I used to shoot the galloping horse on the first page."

I think this is a carryover from the first impressions review and needs to be removed (as the picture you are referring to is the D810 shot included in that article).

Thanks. I've taken that out.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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Homam: Does Canon 5d Mark II have higher raw image quality than 5d Mark IV!?

There is definitely something wrong with DPreview's comparative table. Mark IV has higher resolution, better high iso performance, & higher dynamic range than both Mark II and Mark III and yet, as shown in the compare mode, it has lower image quality than both Mark II and Mark III!!!??

Not to mention it also has the highest sensor score of any canon camera to date on DXOmark...

Preposterous...

The scoring is based on the time at which is was reviewed. As sensors have improved, the expectations have risen. So, while the Mk 2 scored well for its time, that performance would no longer be considered so good. The Mk 4 may have scored slightly lower compared to its contemporaries but it's better than the Mk 2.

And the next generation scoring system will (eventually) fix this problem.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 21:01 UTC
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