General Photography Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. holdennutta

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    Did as dpreview people suggested. Still not super thrilled with it.

    Going to go buy 100-400 or fuck it all off and get an EOS R5.

    If I sell my stack of Fuji Pro 400H I should be able to afford it too :p
     
  2. jpw007

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    +1 R5.

    Do it!
     
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  3. holdennutta

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    R6 is probably fine in reality and $2k cheaper.

    I just keep getting more and more disappointed with the Fuji stuff :(
     
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  4. herzeg

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    I was in all sorts of bother attempting an impromptu astro shot with the XT4/23f2 a couple of nights ago; couldn't for the life of me work out why 15 sec exposures were taking 3min+ to "process and store", and still can't. I'm just glad I contained my violent thoughts in that episode...

    (FTR, LENR on/off made no particular difference.)

    I don't shoot astro at all to be frank, so I've moved on, appreciating the ergos and filmic jpegs for everyday photography.

    In terms of telephoto, fringe use case for me (mostly use the primes) and so I have limited the investment to the 55-200mm; know its not apples with apples, but It's doesn't get anywhere near the Oly 40-150mm Pro on the E-M1 in any sense; the AF in particular is universes apart.
     
  5. jpw007

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    Yeah I think R6 is my goal, though the newly acquired RP is really quite good.
     
  6. holdennutta

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    It would be an easy choice if it was a 24 or 26mp sensor but other than that and the video features I don’t need the r6 does everything the r5 does and I don’t need to invest in a new memory card format.
     
  7. lonewolf1983

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    the 100-400 is pretty nice
    R5 is a big step up in cost, but can probably make that back with cheaper glass 2nd hand.
    note that some glass wont get you the higher FPS in mechanical if thats something you're interested in.

    Im still tossing between fuji, canon, nikon
    had ruled out fuji but the fringer adapter now supports my 400mm
    had ruled out going to canon but current discount puts a new 300mm 2.8 in reach
    had decided nikon and got a z6ii, giving it a try out this weekend
     
  8. holdennutta

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    Yep - we have some existing EF glass. Most of it not amazing but have a 70-300mm which makes fairly decent images on the EOS R.
    For taking pics of the kid playing 9fps should be fine - apparently with <60% charge it drops back to 9fps regardless of lens anyway... I'll make sure I use something native if I ever get a chance to find any wildlife or airshow stuff again.

    Canon has equal best cameras with Sony now it seems. But clear best lenses. Buuuuut also clearly a lot more expensive it seems.

    The X-T4 AF is what's giving me pause from just going and getting the better glass for it. Compared to even the EOS R which was panned for crappy AFc performance the Fuji sucks.
     
  9. lonewolf1983

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    will probably be 6.8fps but yeah should be fine for kids
    Canon is now equal in regards to features and way better on ergos, but yeah not cheap. I like the functionality of the R6.

    Im taking adapted 400mm f2.8 out today on the xt3, see how it goes :lol:
     
  10. Xang

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    If you say so :lol:
     
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  11. holdennutta

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    Just parroting the YouTube review types.

    Whiiich isn’t always super smart as I found out with that 70-300 Fuji lens.

    But I fixed the Fuji issue today...
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    wasn’t a single lens I wanted in stock. So I bought the display stock 24-240mm f4-6.3 thing. Reviews had it being okay on the R5. We also have the 24-105 f4 if need be.
     
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  12. lonewolf1983

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    LOL, your as bad as me with impulse purchases :lol:
    RE glass and canon vs sony, both have good and not so good models

    Lens stock is an issue, people couldnt even get the 50mm F1.8 so i sold mine for a profit, and ordered in the samyang 85mm from the states
     
  13. holdennutta

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    Is it an impulse purchase if I thought about it overnight?

    Did a sample ISO12800 and holy crap it's great. From across the room I can read the text on the side of a lego rubber wheel through a glass cabinet.
     
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    whatever helps us sleep at night...

    Note that canon does some NR even on raw files on the R5/6, but yeah they're pretty clean - benefit of the R5's MP (same as D850 etc) is you can downscale to make noise look smaller, or trade off some of the sharpness advantage for more NR
     
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    I already turned the high ISO NR down to low. I usually turn it off as prefer to do that kind of stuff in post.

    Now I have the annoying task of selling XT4 kit and G9 kit...
     
  16. lonewolf1983

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    Yeah it still does NR on the RAW files apparently
    and yeah the joys of selling stuff - If i could have gotten the prices for my Nikon primes i'd probably have jumped to Canon
     
  17. Xang

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    Canon has

    - an 85/1.2
    - a slightly nicer grip

    Sony match or beat every other factor as far as I can see. Canon still have a long way to go.
     
  18. lonewolf1983

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    Sony's older zooms are tired - the 24-70 and 70-200 are now showing weaknesses with IQ and their AF systems
    Their older primes the same, their newer gen stuff is great

    Wont go into bodies :lol:
     
  19. holdennutta

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    Hooooooo sheit!

    R5 is some impressive camera gear. The animal detect tracking is uncanny. A lorikeet flicked past and I just swung the camera in its direction expecting nothing and it somehow managed to find it and focus. At just before dusk. At f5.6 max aperture. Not to mention ISO12800 is crazy useable too for indoor nighttime shots.

    Even the pleb spec 24-240 f4-6.3 which cost less than my Fuji 70-300 is great.
     
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    Aye yeah, I thought the EOS R's eye tracking with native glass was awesome but having played around with both the R5 and R6 makes me super jealous... That said, I'm still a little bit disappointed with the AF at low-light. So much so that I'm back to using ye olde 6D for my nightclub stills. Even with the same settings and glass and IR AF assist with the Speedlites there's that hesitation that just made me miss a few shots. I think I'll just keep using the 6D until it physically falls apart, then I'll just pick up a 6D Mark 2 or 5D Mark IV for cheap then to replace it :lol:
     

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