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    wobba got a reaction from Shield3 in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    Yet in every example/comparison I have ever seen, PDAF has proven to be vastly superior to CDAF, particularly with respect to continuous AF video performance.  
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    wobba got a reaction from Shield3 in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    WOW ... no PDAF, yet again!
    CDAF is barely adequate on a m4/3 size sensor that is aided by a deep depth of field. 
    On a full frame sensor, with a narrow depth of field, CDAF will be a disaster. 
     
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    wobba got a reaction from Nodnarb in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    WOW ... no PDAF, yet again!
    CDAF is barely adequate on a m4/3 size sensor that is aided by a deep depth of field. 
    On a full frame sensor, with a narrow depth of field, CDAF will be a disaster. 
     
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    wobba got a reaction from Dan Sherman in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    WOW ... no PDAF, yet again!
    CDAF is barely adequate on a m4/3 size sensor that is aided by a deep depth of field. 
    On a full frame sensor, with a narrow depth of field, CDAF will be a disaster. 
     
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    wobba reacted to Trek of Joy in Some random thoughts, just throwing it out there   
    Sony always seems to elicit the "great IQ, hate the shooting experience" posts, and I'm no different. But after tinkering with an A9, Sony finally got it right IMO - the stuff that needs dials is there, the record button is fixed, body egos are better, AF is next level amazing, IBIS is much improved over the A7mk2's and so on. When it trickles down to the A7s3/A7r3/A73, it will be very tough to choose m43 or Fuji over Sony. If the A9 were priced at the A7rII intro price of about $3200, I would have two right now and be back in the Sony camp.
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    wobba got a reaction from Jaime Valles in Xiaomi Yi II $250, 4K, LCD screen, fast fps   
    Is 4K limited to 30P only (i.e. no 24/45P) ?
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    wobba got a reaction from webrunner5 in Casey Neistat - Panasonic GH5 shooter   
    In this VLOG, Casey explains why he's shooting with a GH5. He also provides pros/cons of the GH5 vs A6500.
     
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    wobba reacted to Arikhan in 1dx II vs a7r2 - Dave Dugdale responds   
    @Marco Tecno
    Exactly. But as it lacks an individual image texture (tack sharp, puristic look), so people speak about "over sharp". When Canon declares their 720p mushy pixel soup as 1080p, C-Fanboys speak affectionately about "warmish and smooth outlines"...Resolution is nothing but resolution. 4K should be real 4K. After watching some newest RED footage on an expensive monitor in London, I would say, NX1 footage seems "mushy" compared with the RED one...As always, it's a matter of perspective...Tack sharp footage can be smoothed in post...BUT mushy, baked in pixel soap can NOT be sharpened as much...
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    wobba got a reaction from Emanuel in Sony A6500 movie and photo samples are coming in   
    You've just outlined a very compelling reason to buy an A6500.  Based on your cherry picked list, you essentially need to buy 4 camera systems to get all the features offered by the A6500.  While the Sony may need be perfect, it sure beats investing in and lugging around 4 camera systems.
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    wobba reacted to John Matthews in Shooting with the Fuji X-T2 in Italy - Samsung NX1 and Sony A6300 beater?   
    Nice video. I noted 2 things though:
    1. Crazy amounts of purple and green chromatic aberrations.
    2. Strange motion cadence... I could see the frames. Possibly due to shutter speed choice? Most notably seen on the first shot of the gondola coming our from a bridge.
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    wobba got a reaction from webrunner5 in Canon 1D X Mark II review part 1 - why superior colour means it's game over for my Sony A7S II   
    I'm not sure I understand the relevance of some of your comparisons in this review.  In Australia, a 1DX mkII will set you back $8500 vs $1400 for an A6300!
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    wobba reacted to liork in Sony Will Announce the A6500   
    You are wrong, both cameras are in the same position and angle. You can freeze the frame and compare it yourself in more parts of this video. The best part where you can see the real life difference in cameras behavior and jello effect is at time 0:26-0:29. If you don't see any difference, maybe you are in the wrong profession...
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    wobba reacted to The Chris in Sony Will Announce the A6500   
    Touchscreen and IBIS.
    My a7rII and a6300 are officially for sale.
    I'm buying two of these.
    Thanks Sony for FINALLY listening.
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    wobba got a reaction from jax_rox in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    There's plenty of material on-line comparing high-res full frame to m4/3 for photography.  When it comes to low light performance, resolution, dynamic range and tonality, the A7Rii competes with medium format while m4/3 is closer in performance to 1".
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    wobba reacted to Brian Williams in Photokina 2016 preview and summary of the year in video so far   
    As someone who preordered the X-T2 the minute preorders opened, and then cancelled that same preorder in order to buy a used A6300, I have to say I think you're way too hard on the A6300. Yes, the ergonomics are weak compared to the beauty that Fuji is, but it's still a pretty amazing camera, one of the best Sony has made, including its FE line. The X-T2's omission of 120fps and the A6300's inclusion of it was a big factor in my change of plans, as was the fact that it was half the price. From my tests I get 30minutes of 4k before overheating happens, and I've never in my life records for that long in one sitting; I know tons of people do, but I don't and probably never will. And from what I've read from reviews, rolling shutter is the same between both cameras.
    Not trying to knock the X-T2 in any way, I wish I could have both, but to say the A6300 is anything less than great is hard to swallow.
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    wobba got a reaction from Inazuma in Sony A6300 review (rolling) - Striking image but nagging issues   
    I couldn't decide and bought both the GX85 and A6300.  I ended up keeping the A6300.  The key issue wiht the A6300, overheating, has essentially been resolved.  Rolling shutter is slightly worse with the A6300 but still very evident with the GX85.  The GX85 records shockingly poor audio, the worst I've ever come across, due in part to the constant background noise generated by the IBIS.  AF tracking with the GX85's contrast detect system is also useless.  The A6300's hybrid phase/contrast detect AF, on the other hand, is sensational and only falters in difficult conditions (e.g. strong backlighting).  I like to shoot with shutter priority (1/50s) letting the camera adjust exposure on the run.  In this mode, the GX85 changes the aperture in discrete (annoying) steps.  The A6300 makes stepless aperture adjustments resulting in seamless transitions when shooting in varying lighting conditions.  The IBIS is great with the GX85 but this, on it's own, did not compensate for these major shortcomings.
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    wobba got a reaction from Phil A in Sony A6300 review (rolling) - Striking image but nagging issues   
    I couldn't decide and bought both the GX85 and A6300.  I ended up keeping the A6300.  The key issue wiht the A6300, overheating, has essentially been resolved.  Rolling shutter is slightly worse with the A6300 but still very evident with the GX85.  The GX85 records shockingly poor audio, the worst I've ever come across, due in part to the constant background noise generated by the IBIS.  AF tracking with the GX85's contrast detect system is also useless.  The A6300's hybrid phase/contrast detect AF, on the other hand, is sensational and only falters in difficult conditions (e.g. strong backlighting).  I like to shoot with shutter priority (1/50s) letting the camera adjust exposure on the run.  In this mode, the GX85 changes the aperture in discrete (annoying) steps.  The A6300 makes stepless aperture adjustments resulting in seamless transitions when shooting in varying lighting conditions.  The IBIS is great with the GX85 but this, on it's own, did not compensate for these major shortcomings.
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    wobba got a reaction from sanveer in Sony A6300 review (rolling) - Striking image but nagging issues   
    I couldn't decide and bought both the GX85 and A6300.  I ended up keeping the A6300.  The key issue wiht the A6300, overheating, has essentially been resolved.  Rolling shutter is slightly worse with the A6300 but still very evident with the GX85.  The GX85 records shockingly poor audio, the worst I've ever come across, due in part to the constant background noise generated by the IBIS.  AF tracking with the GX85's contrast detect system is also useless.  The A6300's hybrid phase/contrast detect AF, on the other hand, is sensational and only falters in difficult conditions (e.g. strong backlighting).  I like to shoot with shutter priority (1/50s) letting the camera adjust exposure on the run.  In this mode, the GX85 changes the aperture in discrete (annoying) steps.  The A6300 makes stepless aperture adjustments resulting in seamless transitions when shooting in varying lighting conditions.  The IBIS is great with the GX85 but this, on it's own, did not compensate for these major shortcomings.
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    wobba got a reaction from Paul Nelson in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    Unless you need AF in which case GX85 sucks. 
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    wobba reacted to Andrew Reid in Sony a6300 4k   
    Panasonic are forever playing catch up on specs as they can't compete on a level playing field with the smaller sensor.
    GH5 should start the transition to Super 35mm.
    Otherwise it will have to be seriously impressive to lure us away from Sony (raw, ProRes, 10bit, 120fps 4K) or to maintain any kind of uniqueness.
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    wobba got a reaction from sanveer in Sony RX10 II review final conclusion and introduction to its smaller brother, RX100 IV   
    How does 4K on the RX100 IV compare to the LX100?
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    wobba reacted to Andrew Reid in Shooting with a 4K pocket camera - the exceptional Panasonic LX100   
    To imagine how many Micro Four Thirds primes you're getting in with the deal, here's what the aperture does throughout the range :)
     
    11mm - F1.7 (24mm equiv. taking into account 2.2x crop)
    16mm - F2.3 (35mm)
    22mm - F2.7 (50mm)
    34mm - F2.8 (75mm)
     
    Not bad for $899, though I am sure the LX200 will end up with an OLED EVF and F2.0 at a 50mm long end (110mm).
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    wobba reacted to Quirky in Sony A7S Review Part 2 and Conclusion   
    That was intended as a friendly pun for sure, but the comment does actually have a point, anyway. The EOSHD name may have felt cool back in the day, but it, along with any name linked to a single brand and model, becomes a branding ballast rather than a branding asset at some point. 
     
    Here's a recent example from the photography blogging world. Surely you have heard of an Aussie bloke called Matt Granger? 
    He was and still is a photographer and a YouTuber with a relatively large following. In YouTube and in social media he was known as That Nikon Guy.  Surely that felt cool at the time, but before long his appearances online had more and more to do with all but Nikon gear. A personal brand tied to an industry brand is always a big risk, and it's bound to become a burden at some point. Like it did in his case.   So even though Matt had branded himself as That Nikon Guy, he took the risk of changing his well known but increasingly obsolete online brand and changed it to something more generic yet unique, his own name.   The risk paid off, as he did it soon enough and quickly enough, and apparently his online success didn't take any significant hit. Looks like he's doing even better these days, with a new and snappier Get Your Gear Out slogan, and being his own brand rather than being tied to any camera brand.     The point of this (somewhat OT) story is not to promote Mr. Granger, I don't even subscribe to his YouTube channel, but just as a relevant example.  Perhaps a similar move might be a good idea for EOSHD, too. After all, a new domain will only cost around $30 and then $10 per year, and your online community wouldn't disappear because of a new, more appropriate name. It would work even better in the long run, bringing you more new readers who now may be put off or distracted by the Canon (dSLR)-related brand name, at least in the initial search results. Just saying.  -_-     The world is changing, life is a stage and the players in the play keep changing through time. Even big names exit the stage at some point, giving room for new names. To be or not to be? That is the question. Would we be better off trying to block the door to the stage, or would we be better off seeing daylight through that open door?  :P
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    wobba got a reaction from Edward Zaee in 4K for $899 with the Panasonic FZ1000 - but beware the quirks!   
    This could have been near perfect except for two, maybe three, showstoppers.  
     
    1. Lousy 28mbps bit rate for 1080P
    2. No in-built ND filter (tiny cameras like the Ricoh GR and RX100m3 can accommodate one).
    3. Panasonic need to stop living in the 70's and do away with this NTSC/PAL mentality. Why are they still doing one lot of bodies with NTSC frame rates and a different lot with PAL rates.  This is BS!
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