Lan: Good comparison review!
Please can you do some vibration tests with a camera bag hung from the hook under the legs? Just one tripod would be interesting. I thought it would make things more steady, but I usually find that if there's more than a tiny draft, the bag starts swinging around - which I think might actually add extra vibration to the mix. So I'd be curious to see whether it does actually add vibration or not?
Also I'd find it helpful if you added a quick graphic to show how low the legs can go with the tripod flat down - a companion to the very useful maximum height graphic you already have!
LOL; I must say a bungee cord hadn't actually occurred to me. Not that I own any, but it's a good idea! Thx.
Good comparison review!
The blank aperture plate would lend itself rather nicely to a DIY zone plate...
Canon: Please add support for previous cameras to DPP 4; we (users) have lots of existing images taken with earlier camera models too. At the very least you need to support the previous models in that range - i.e. 5D2, 1Ds3, 1D4. Ideally all Canon dSLRs.
I know I'm being a bit cheeky, but whilst we're at it, please could you add support for the DualISO CR2 files created with Magic Lantern? Pretty please?
A useful review; thank you!
As a matter of interest; are you going to publish your views on the AF and effectiveness of VC when you've had more time to test it?
"Donk's moving on in part because he feels the big camera companies now know how to address issues and that there are fewer issues to address"
Nikon D600 anyone? Maybe Canon's learnt, but clearly Nikon hasn't. Harder to fake a non-existant internet presence though ;)
Time for a new blog; fake stony silence!
#4; I'm wondering whether the church is St Peter's (former) Church, White Hart Street, Thetford; and by extension whether the ruin is Thetford Priory?
Dash29: How nicer the UK looked as apposed to today
Remember this wasn't a halcyon world of sun and beaches. There was plenty of nastiness, but the photographer hasn't chosen to photograph it here.
Most people don't visit Slough in the drizzle and then put thousands of photographs of it in their wedding or family holiday albums. ;)
Clearly you see the negative parts in your daily life. The question is, do you choose to photograph the negative parts?
It's possible that it's just an isolated rotational shake caused by mashing the button overzealously; but I'm wondering whether the lens on the sample camera might be decentered? It's really visible on P1000102, the whole right hand side is way off on that one. Also to a lesser extent on P1000135.
Barney; if you still have the camera, would it be possible for you to take a similar shot (in terms of left and right hand subject detail, and similar focal length zoom), but from a tripod in remote timer; please?
Altruisto: Oh goodness! your sample seem to have a lot more corner softness than mine. Sample variation?
I'm wondering whether the lens on the sample camera might be decentered? It's visible on this shot to a certain extent - the right hand edge is softer than the left. It's really visible on P1000102, the whole right hand side is way off on that one.
It's possible that it's just rotational shake caused by mashing the button overzealously though ;)
Barney; if you still have the camera, would it be possible for you to take a similar shot (in terms of left and right hand subject detail, and zoom position), but from a tripod in remote timer; please?
MarcusGR: A very complicated way to obtain a rather miserable result ... connecting a large, horizontal circle of cameras all around an action-scene would have provided a much more interesting result ... OK, it would have been more costly as well. But at least worth the effort !
Yes, but then it would look exactly the same as "bullet time" in the Matrix. This was at least different.
I liked the pigeons and the skateboarder shots - the rest were a bit dull. Like bullet time it really needs to capture something in motion.
The question is, is it an intestine to use? ;)
UR cheezburger is over NR'd, and blurry ;)
Tibwolf: So they will support a smartphone RAW file but not a Fuji RAW file
As DxO have explained on a number of occasions, X-Trans demosaicing is very different to Bayer demosaicing.
It would require a lot of work for them to add support for X-Trans. Adding a new Bayer camera would require far far less work.
Hence this, not one of the Fuji cams...
If X-Trans persists then I guess they will eventually support it, but it's not worth completely re-writing the program just to support it when Fuji may stop at any moment.
Is it just me that misreads the name of the Toshiba memory card as Excretia? Talk about a crappy name ;)
Faster charging usually results in shorter battery lifespan. I how many times you can recharge at that rate before it can't be charged at all?
"Yay, it charged in 30s first time!" Works until flat.
"Excellent it charged in 30s again." Works until flat.
"What do you mean battery error?!" Never works again.
I was going to say perhaps I'm being too cynical, but I'm not sure that's possible ;)
iae aa eia: In my opinion no brand beats Canon when it comes to natural color. They only need a Foveon-like sensor to complete the perfectness.
Would that be the Foveon with dismal high ISO performance, or the Foveon incapable of producing reds? ;)
HaroldC3: That is a good range of samples there. I think ISO performance is okay. The church shot at ISO640 is again, okay. The shot under the arches shows good DR.
A little concerned with IMG0094 and the dust speck that is above-left of the tree. Not sure if that's on the lens or sensor.
The ISO8000 image I'm sure was done just for kicks but there is so much NR that it looks OOF.
I just wish there was a pancake lens with these specs for MILC cameras!
Not sure whether the spot on IMG0094 is a dust spot; could it be an insect near the camera? Most dust spots are black, whereas that is yellowish, which is unusual...
photoguy622: Looks promising. I did detect a slightly soft top right corner in some photos, though.
It's also nice to see some old test subjects back.
Particularly the palm trees on the right hand side of IMG_0135? If so, I was wondering whether that was partly down to movement in the palm tree fronds? The grass looks marginally softer on the right hand side of that frame, but nowhere near as much as the palm trees.
I didn't see anything major wrong with the right hand side in any other shots.
In other news, Sony also announced Europe falling off the face of the planet ;)
What about 50p?