I tend to do quite a bit of night landscape photography (always on a tripod, and bracketing again if necessary), and am planning to do a pano of the milky way during the summer of 2016. Ok I can´t argue with that so the only solution is the need to plan ahead when flying with lots of gear and with a camera equipment insurance, which will give some sort of peace of mind hopefully. Nikon having a 24 MP sensor in an APS-C advocates for the possibility of 54 MP FX. The Nikons can be reversed in all modes – both assignment and direction. That’s interesting to hear — the vertical orientation and IS, that is. I suspect that size has a lot to do with it – there is such a thing as too small…especially when the lenses do not (and cannot) shrink to match. The 2.8/35 is a superb lens that has a really beautiful rendering and conveniently, a 28mm equivalent FOV when shift-stitched vertically. I am conscious that the only thing/person responsible for the quality of the photograph is me. A very pragmatic statement and decision. Having gone through 120,000+ exposures with two 800Es, 10,000 or so with an 800, 50,000+ with an 810 and 10,000+ with the 5DSR, I find the Canon to behave more like the 800E than the 800. Now you are parting with the classic, “it’s not you, it’s me” speech. Probably my most frequently received question of the last few months…. And yes, due to the air travel hand carry limitations I also integrate Zooms. The Canon 5DSr is very, very good and I’m no longer considering jumping brands to Nikon as a result. I don’t know if that much testing has been done, but the correlation amongst my own lenses is undeniable. The D810 has the most dynamic range, and slightly better pixel-level acuity than the 5DSR. Thus I also dislike the entire series of 1.8 lenses that Nikon make so much fuss about – I’d prefer a 2.8 series much better. Canon 40/2.8 STM pancake B&H Amazon Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review Nikon D850 Review Canon EOS 5D Mark IV vs. Nikon D850 Specs Comparison Posted: 2/11/2019 7:09:34 AM CT Posted By: Sean Posted to: Canon … Is moire an issue with the 5DSR? If you're after a cheap laptop for yourself or someone on your holiday shopping list, you might consider one of these computers under $500. Thank you very much!! And let’s just say it’s rather large, and 100% live view also means finishing at least three batteries a day. He’s getting his information from me, and I’m getting it through my own examination of 7RII test files captured under controlled/known conditions and cross-referencing with Lloyd Chambers. Canon is only interested if they can dictate 100% of what you say and write, even if it makes you look like an idiot. compared to product development investing in technically air tight shooters seems like a small investment. Your site reminds me of a restaurant review book called “Where the Chefs eat” as it is dedicated to pros. We all thought the DF was going to be a proper digital F2/3…instead it turned out to be a retro-geek exercise with bad function and poor form. I give up something at the extremes of the performance envelope, but under those conditions I can probably stitch to close the gap. Your article about the Canon % DSR certainly caught my interest. I haven’t shot with the D810 yet but the superior DR is very tempting, particularly in those interior situations where I usually need to plate windows and shadows. What matters is the guy behind the viewfinder! I just got a used A7 for use with Zeiss ZM lenses and find the EVF quite natural and easy to use. Sony’s Industry Challenger The Sony A7RII was announced in June and started shipping world-wide in early August, 2015. In USA it will be “…and FULL house…” I sold it because I could not justify keeping and using a system of that cost/bulk that couldn’t serve as primary (cost of backups, lack of specific lenses, flash sync limits, lack of pro support). Nikon seems to only push their product with discretion. How does this camera perform in this regard? I really like your site, it’s very helpful. I personally thought the camera felt a bit more solid, and there was no popup flash to accidentally deploy and break. Do you feel the 645Z still has an edge in terms of resolution under ideal conditions? Finally, your Hanoi series on Flickr is great. Doesn’t that defeat the point entirely of having access to my audience? (Optical formula seems to be identical on this lenses) thanks in advance and sorry for my english, it is nos my native lenguaje. Since my glass investment is already F mount, it is with great sadness, I have to bid the 5DSR goodbye. Great artistry together with excellent technical understanding and a willingness to teach. But so far I can live with that. “You can’t swap the front and rear dial functions either, but you get used to that fairly quickly.”. I can’t speak more highly of them. At least the Nikon knew about it, isn’t mad, and isn’t walking out with the kid and half the house…. Given that it may not be such a challenge to do so. I can’t ignore the financial aspect but I am also conscious that I would like to get the best quality files to my clients and also that unfortunately sometimes client paying you a good advertising rate expect to see an expensive camera on set. I hadn’t tested the 5DSR at the time. Not exactly a vital concern for you, I suspect. In this review, learn all about its specs and capabilities. The 40 STM was the surprise of the bunch, and very enjoyable to shoot with because of size and image quality. I do enough work in challenging light that I can actually make use of all the dynamic range the camera has. i would be scared to guess the ratio of cameras (including the ever more capable camera phones) sold per year as vs high res fine art prints. […], […] ensure there are no strange effects. Lesson learnt – if you’re in the market for a Sony mirrorless, be afraid; be very afraid!!! I placed the camera on a tripod in the dead of night, pointed it at a famous hotel in Dubai and took the shot with the timer (this camera is notorious for all sorts of image-blur problems though I am not entirely sold on the “shutter shock” theory that has made its way around the net (equally, I am not denying that there is a problem – perhaps the latest version has solved it???). I have never seen a single well-executed sample image from any camera maker, and I agree, their samples are rubbish – and not at all representative of the performance that is possible. It wouldn’t make sense to swap them just for manual and then have confusingly reversed controls in Av…. I’m a little puzzled by your comment “Dynamic range is limited compared to the D810 – about 2 stops at base ISO, by my estimation. La Paz Village, 11 November 2015. Would sport a high end EVF to ensure better focus ability in low light and have super precise AF. How many professional photographers could not deliver a quality product, due to the “limited” DR of their Canon sensor? Lately it seems like every photography news site or blog is buzzing about either the Canon 5DS/R and/or the Sony a7RII. Check this list of Adorama Black Friday deals, Amazon Black Friday deals, and much more! Flickr never really gives you an ‘optimal’ web image – you have to make it yourself. Long term review: Canon 5DSR (19 Aug 2015) Review: The Canon 5DSR, part I – solo (2 Jul 2015) Fresh off the boat: Canon 5DSR and some early … Maybe the general level of technology service in Australia is better? It’s far more likely to be ‘we have no budget to hire a photographer. Beyond that, not only the difference does not increase (as per your statement), but they seem to become practically the same. I’ve been looking for insurance in this part of the world for the last 10-odd years – nothing that doesn’t require a 25% premium, which is crazy. I am truly scared that I could miss shots, due to this insane number of pixels over crowded on the same full frame sensor…Maybe, Sony made the right decision with their last 42 megapixels sensor, have chosen the correct compromise at this stage of technological progress. keep on. Overall, yes – not very much, though. I have done enough work to convince myself it isn’t an issue, and I probably work under a far wider variety of conditions/subjects than most. Under ideal conditions, the Canon has about the same DR as the Hassy MF system, but slightly less acuity and color accuracy. Thom Hogan assiduously covers the Nikon beat over at his blog and has been very critical of Nikon’s quality control and customer service in the US. And the shadow texture/sine compression noise is still there. (In your D810 review you stated that for D800E you “could use down to perhaps 1/focal length at best; everything else was 1/2x (borderline) or 1/3x + (consistently sharp)”, and that for D810 “without changing anything in the way I shoot, I’m finding myself with an extra half stop to full stop of shutter speed before I see camera shake creeping in”. Your last comment on the Pentax 645Z is interesting. In practice 36MP is noticeably more forgiving on glass than 50MP though. i’m sure it’s a crazy ratio. We discuss the design … An very good report, but the results of this review were forseeable! 100% are not possible, but the better, is the good enemy! Unfortunately, it doesn’t include features a videographer would want, like focus peaking or highlight warnings. Well, Canon 5D sensor has been measured for 12.4, at ISO100. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I really enjoyed reading your reviews which are refreshing compared to the vast majority of geeky/bird watcher pixel counters amateurish reviews. K – understood. My Conurus converted Contax N 85/1.4 and 70-200 work well on the 5DsR when I need AF but want to keep the Zeiss microcontrast, colors, and rendering. (BTW I don’t lke Sony, so no fanboy here). Either way, I like to recommend MPB as the go-to for used cameras because they have a detailed and reliable system for rating their gear. The D810 does quite a bit better because it has a smoother highlight rolloff that both looks more natural and is closer to the tonal response of film…. […], […] Source: Long term review: Canon 5DSR […], […] entirely. At high ISOs I’d rather use a different camera to either of these because you lose a lot of acuity and land up with big but ‘loose’ files. The ability to move the magnified point quickly in live view, hit 50 or 100%, and return to centre with single button presses – again, not possible on the D810. You never see a Nikon add on the back of a toilet door. Not bad for portraits and shallow depth of field, but it mostly likes f/5.6 and smaller. (I find the ergonomics weird and nasty, but my favorite camera is a Rolleiflex 3.5f.). There is a difference in color rendition between N and C – whether it is an issue or not depends what you shoot. It weakens a bit above 200mm, but not that much. And an attractive/pleasant (if technically unremarkable) image viewed at medium red can be produced by almost any camera (and many or even most photogs)….so other things have to be focused on (both literally and figuratively)….like specs and fun subjects…and saving some marketing cash along the way. The problem is that I would love to fall in love with a system again but that system would probably not offer me sharpness from corner to corner which is an absolute necessity in a good majority of my jobs. So it’s more of a choice of what do you prefer – you can’t have both for now… , I had the same issues with ergonomics. Same risk problem – then compound it with taxes at destination and the risk of somebody at the receiving end pilfering it. Some button function combinations are just impossible: you cannot have AE lock on the shutter button in anything other than evaluative metering, for instance, and then spot metering point doesn’t follow your AF point. Preservation of the original file when running crop modes; only the crop selected is. This is our long-term real world review of the Canon 5d Mark IV. Covered a bunch of interesting points. Just get one of the engineers to take some snapshots’. There’s an entire article, boiled-down to just five sentences. All or them working fine on my Canon 5d3. Better mirror lockup implementation. This was also very visible in print, with a significant advantage over the Nikon; I’d have to do significant compensation work on files with the D810, but the 5DSR’s files just looked correct, Preferable (to me) ergonomics and handling – the grip is perhaps the most comfortable I’ve held, and whilst I still get blisters with the D810 on my little finger second joint after extended use with heavy lenses or the grip because of the location of that one lower seam, I didn’t with the 5DSR. But how often is that a real challenge? I have the Contax 135/2.8 and while it has a great ‘look’ (ultra smooth bokeh) it’s noticeably soft wide open on my 60D due to strong longitudinal CA. I have seen 7R2 RAWs that were even worse. In total, I shot three assignments, one workshop and north of 10,000 frames with it. author of Canon 5DS / 5DS R Experience. And it’s expensive. You may be on to something, at least to a certain extent and in certain circumstances. The only thing I can testify for is that I bought me a Sony RX1R precisely for portability, the great Zeiss F2 lens and the famous wide dynamic range sensor. Excellent write up Ming. I still have reservations for critical work where cross-frame consistency is required; but for cinematic photography like Hanoi, very little of the frame is actually in focus, so it isn’t a problem . That is slow and you either have return to centre or magnify, but not both. But it will come. The extra resolution really comes through in your above landscape shots and must be really good for your Ultra prints. Thanks for this very informative review. Great, Canon offers 50 MP, so does the 645Z. Light is hard, greens are subtle but varied and never really electric – there’s a warmth to the palette which I’ve only managed to print right with the 5DSR. As I don’t do billboards, I bet until I can master ultraprints, Nikon will have a camera above 36 MP. Do you agree with this statement and if so would you mind elaborating on those occasional instances? (Quite a few pros couldn’t help themselves and responded too, skewing the results significantly. My point is that if I just could have rented the camera and the lenses, it would have been far more economical than making a big mistake by buying the damn things. Thinking about buying one to use with adapters. Moreover, I am entering a new world and even a bit strange for me: when am able to light up the shadows to that extent, with no visible noise increase, I am getting more of a “plastic”, “unreal” or “CGI” feeling…Therefore, I am sliding back the shadows, with no real gain from that great dynamic range. Nice to hear there is actually some substance to it, although I may still pass on it. The only reason for you to get involved to review it as an alternative to the various Leica digital M’s for the use of M-Mount lenses. I decide for the D810, the D 750 and the D7200. The weather-sealing is incredible, so you’ll never need to worry about shooting in dust or snow. 9especially when you are vacillating between 2 extremely high performances examples of such) Not a deal-breaker or a supplier switch trigger, anyways…. Hi Ming …. I don’t see too many problems, resolution-wise with the 17mm on my Sony A7r. Nikon must have changed the matrix formula at some point post D3, though. Fear you not of Nikon future releases.”. Perhaps too much bias to the AF point in use? Canon 5DSR B&H Amazon The 810 is slightly crisper than the 800E, but it isn’t always noticeable (dependent on subject and lens). The 5DSR has the highest resolution but visibly less distance is in critically sharp focus because the increased resolution also differentiates planes of critical focus more distinctly. and don’t normally print above 13×19. GoPros are highly capable cameras, but with these GoPro video accessories, you can turn your GoPro into an even better option for photos and videos. But your lenses are likely to leave something to be desired, and you’ll probably have to go Zeiss Otus – which aren’t AF. For example, you can set the top Main Dial to control the aperture setting (set for Av) and the rear Quick Control Dial to control shutter speed (set for Tv). I suppose if one never tried the other side, you wouldn’t know what you’re missing. It is one of the paradoxes of the digital age and it occurs to me daily. It also means having one adaptor for each lens since thin adaptors in the field are not so easy to change quickly. The rest of the time, I don’t see any clear advantage one way or another. It’s really quite good on the Alpha 7, although I feel kind of like I’m wearing virtual reality goggles. As for the dynamic range, I definitely don’t have your work span and experience in lots of different and challenging situations, so I will only take note of your findings. If JPGs are sufficient, I’ll take the Fuji X T1 (meaning no post processing by computer). What kind of proportion of your keepers were from the Otuses? There IS more dynamic range at the sensor level, but it’s being lost in noise and posterisation. What is the point of high resolution if the level of detail / sharpness in the shots leaves a lot to be desired??? As someone with experience with the Pentx 645Z and a Hasselblad CCD medium format system, Do you consider the Canon close to medium format quality, apart from the issues you mention with dynamic range? I’m a bit surprised to read that the colors of the Canon are that much better than those of the D810. Ultraprints from this series are available on request here. ming…all i can say is “it’s all good”. I must say I liked it much. I am aware of that. It would probably have handled the transition at the edge of the clouds a bit better, but I doubt it would have been able to hold everything – I was basically shooting into the sun at that point. I’ve seen the same sort of “hue/tone flattening” when comparing some Bayer and Foveon sensor foliage shots. And a full 5DSR mirror/shutter vibration test: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56099564, Thanks – the direction of travel of the shutter would explain why we see that when using the optical finder, but it doesn’t explain why it still happens in live view with EFC…. Tony & Chelsea Northrup 462,885 views 5:26 Canon 5DSR Hands-On Field Test (With Canon … You are head and shoulders above the regular bloggers Ming. The E-M5II has the most accurate color, but the poorest acuity, slowest capture time and worst dynamic range. 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