Recent content by jayphotoworks

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    SIGMA announces the “SIGMA fp”, the world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera* with a full-frame image sensor

    This camera is a niche low volume product like many of Sigma's cameras. It doesn't have a mechanical shutter, so it will be compromised in stills performance depending on what you compare it against. At the same time, it will offer CDNG and 4K that can be built up or down depending on the type...
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    Canon working on another f/2 zoom lens for the RF mount [CR1]

    I still think the 11-24mm is a niche range. The 11-24 can't share filters with the 24-70, is a stop slower and can't cover 35mm in a pinch. I still think that the 16-35 range is still well regarded as part of the trinity. It can handle landscapes decently, but it can also cover indoor low-light...
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    Patent: Canon to have three image stabilization systems working together

    This is a great explanation and now I have a proper term to describe this type of low frequency shake. "Accumulated shake" is way better than what I colloquially call the "spaghetti light effect." If you watch the split video, the phenomenon on the right is what CR is describing. It's...
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    Rest well Canon EOS 7D series [CR2]

    I think I can agree with you, in the past, the 1Ds I've shot on in the past definitely feel like they focus faster, but I only had brief excursions with a 300 2.8 and 200 2 white lenses, but even lenses like the 85 1.2 felt faster. For years, I went with old school logic from Nikon since some of...
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    Rest well Canon EOS 7D series [CR2]

    Considering battery design and capacity is irrelevant without taking into consideration the equipment's battery economy. Most current systems (including mirrorless) are more than sufficient without "getting in the way." For hybrids shooting stills, DSLRs will always have an advantage without...
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    Patent: Canon camera with in-body stabilization and in-lens stabilization working together.

    EIS doesn't work that well in low light. You commonly get the dreaded "spaghetti lights" phenomenon. GoPro's hypersmooth which exclusively uses EIS falls down entirely in low light. GoPro tried to mitigate this with a later firmware by bumping the ISO to keep the shutter speed up which obviously...
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    Big Canon EOS R price drop, save up to $500 and still get the EF-RF adapter for free

    Have you even read the links yet? You can clearly see via BCN Canon's 3 month declining trend in the MILC category. You can further review Canon's 1Q 2019 performance which shows their Imaging BU at -17% sales and -82% profit compared to 1Q 2018. I would have expected the A7III market share to...
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    Big Canon EOS R price drop, save up to $500 and still get the EF-RF adapter for free

    https://www.sonyrumors.co/bcn-full-frame-mirrorless-ranking-in-april-sony-a7-iii-has-40-market-share-and-rising/ It is difficult to get consistent data month to month, but at least for the month of Mar-Apr for FF MILC systems, it shows the A7III outpacing both the EOS R and RP at around 13-14%...
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    Firmware: Canon EOS R v1.2.0 available for download

    Also, the camera's speaker will play a pre-recorded "sorry" or "excuse me" through the speaker whenever you take photos of people that are didn't want their photo taken.
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    The Canon EOS M50 leads mirrorless camera sales in Japan for March 2019

    Sony has had a track record of flops/failures in the past. Look at memory sticks, betamax, aibo, minidisc, sony ericsson and mobile in general, DAT, ATRAC.. I think Blu-Ray was the only format that stuck (and Toshiba lost). Sony seems to enjoy pushing consumer electronics in uncharted territory...
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    The Canon EOS M50 leads mirrorless camera sales in Japan for March 2019

    I've not only used one, I have one in my kit complete with battle scars..
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    Canon executives say a lot more coming in 2019

    I agree with this... as times and trends change, we learn to adapt and benefit from them. Those who don't, tend to get left behind.. I used to have a $200 Canon angle finder.. until I learned how useful a tilt flippy screen was and I don't even have to get my knees dirty. Heck, I don't even feel...
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    The Canon EOS M50 leads mirrorless camera sales in Japan for March 2019

    The A7III is also surprising. This is a $2500 pro/prosumer camera in a list of $500-$800 entry-level movers.
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    Canon executives say a lot more coming in 2019

    The funny part about this is Sony makes all of Fuji's sensors including their MF GFX line. I guess they aren't that old after all lol!
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    Canon executives say a lot more coming in 2019

    Everybody's situation is different, but for me, the opportunity cost of waiting for Canon to flesh out its video/hybrid system was simply not worth it. Thus, I went over to Sony in late 2017 from Panasonic/Olympus in the MILC space. I didn't move over prior to that because Sony wasn't quite...