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Tamron has added a new moderate wide-angle Nikon F-mount SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens to its range. It features a sophisticated optical layout with VC image stabilization, two ED glass elements and two aspheres. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.
Our technicians have tested no fewer than 130 lenses on Canon’s 50.6Mp EOS 5DS R Digital SLR. With the results for both prime and zoom lenses covering a diverse range of focal lengths, we’ve got all the data you need for picking out the right lens. In Part 1 of our three-part review, we bring you the analyzed and verified scores for standard zoom lenses as well as 35mm, 50mm and 85mm primes on the Canon EOS 5DS R.
Early in the year Canon updated its high-speed 35mm f/1.4 L series prime, which is the first revamp of this model since the original was introduced in 1998. Read on to find out how well this new lens performs.
Designed exclusively for Sony E-mount cameras and the full-frame A7 series models in particular, the Zeiss Loxia 2/50 (50mm f/2), like the Otus ZF models, deliberately avoids AF in favor of a mix of manual mechanical controls and electronic data transfer. Read on to find out how well this lens performs.
After releasing high-speed 35mm and 24mm primes, Sigma has turned its attention to more moderate f/2-speed models. But rather than competing head-on with fixed focal length models, the company has introduced a high-grade f/2 zoom instead. Read on to find out how well this intriguing model performs.
As the successor to the EF 50mm f1.8 II, this upgraded model features a new exterior design in keeping with other recent EF and EF-S models and a metal mount. It also adopts a stepper motor for more responsive and quieter AF. Read on to find out how well this upgraded model performs.
Back in 2013, Nikon introduced its first AF super-telephoto with fluorite to reduce the weight while also suppressing color blurring with the 800mm f5.6E FL ED VR. The 400mm f2.8 is the second model in the maker’s super-telephoto lineup to undergo the same treatment. Read on to find out how well this substantially revised lens performs.
Although Sony has concentrated on the E-mount lens range for their mirrorless Alpha range, it hasn’t entirely forgotten the A-mount lens range. This lens is an update to the highly-regarded Zeiss-designed full-frame 16-35mm f2.8 SSM model. Read on to find out how well this updated zoom lens performs.
Launched at the same time as the 50-MPix EOS 5DS and 5DSR DSLRs, the EF 11-24mm f4L USM is the widest rectilinear lens for photographers in the world. Read on to find out how well this brand-new model performs.
You can test cameras all you want, ultimately it comes down to the skill level of the user. I've been in photography over 40 years and have used Canon, Nikon, etc. my understanding of exposure, composition, etc. (the basics) is what allies me to get successful images time and time again. Use what works best for you, but perfect your craft in the brain dept.
I work in Nyc as a fashion photographer and I have to say the the 5d series are the most used cameras out side of medium format cameras .Ive been shooting with the mark 3 for over a year after shooting with the mark 2 for 2 years great both great cameras. You can see the shots I've taken with it for my work on my website www.brianschutzaphotography.com hope it helps!! also note I only shoot RAW format
Because the JPEG tone curve (measured by DPR) tells us nothing about the DR captured by the sensor. It really just indicates which jpeg settings produce low contrast images and which jpeg settings produce high contrast images. In some recent reviews DPR has tried to clarify the difference, but unfortunately they continue to use the term Dynamic Range on their tone curve test.
The Shadow Noise test on page 26 of that same review tells us more about the Dynamic Range of the sensor. You can clearly see the Canon has more noise in the shadows. The D800 can capture more stops of highlight and shadow detail while remaining below a specific level of noise. That is how it achieves a higher DR score.
It is not a conspiracy. Canon just hasn't improved the DR of their sensors yet; I am sure they will catch up eventually.
As a Canon fan, you know there are many aspects to a camera beyond sensor performance (e.g. lens quality, AF performance, metering accuracy). For example, the Canon S100 sensor is better than the Lumix LX5 and Olympus XZ-1, but the Canon S100 lens is so bad that the other 2 cameras are much better options. So, DXO sensor testing only tells us half the story.
I own and use a 5Dmk3 for my studies and some of my clients for a few months now. I would have to write a sensor reading doesn't even come close to showing off this bodies attributes. Canon still have best lens choices if you can afford them, just show in raw if you might want more dynamic range or change settings in Picture Styles ( easy ). This is the fastest focusing body in this price range helping any one get the shot ( not missing it ), due to focus hesitation. Build quality is still best in class except for shutter count, Canon blew that one, but swaping out the mechanisium is always a option if you are a Professional down the line. Only because I'm able to buy one FF system did I invest in the best for most situations like a pro. I did care about just studio resolution becasue I don't have time for this in the field! The 5Dmk3 is the best in the field hands down. No hesitating focus, best lens choices and buid quality. Dxo's mark is for ametures.
I'm afraid it does rules the industry. But I agree with you that it is very arrogant. Unless of course this is the best they can come up with, a bluff of sorts. Just ask a lot of cash for something that isn't bad, but it isn't great either, and maybe you'll impress their loyal followers. After all, if it is this expensive it must be because it's good, right? :-)
Estoy sorprendido por la gran diferencia de calidad que hay entre las dos cámaras. He sido usuario de nikon, de canon y ahora lo soy de sony. Está claro que el sensor de la d800 es mejor en casi todo, pero hay algo que no me cuadra dado que no tiene ningún sentido. El tamaño de los foto-captadores es muy importante a la hora de obtener poco ruido a altas sensibilidades. No es posible que la D800 arroje mejores resultados a altas sensibilidades que la canon 5D markIII. Sencillamente no me lo creo, además he visto comparativas reales en internet y ni de lejos se le acerca en sensibilidad a la canon 5D markIII. No dudo de la objetividad de la pruebas efectuadas pero no cuadra de ninguna forma los resultados. Si hay forma de explicar esto sin recurrir al tópico de que son ciclos y que la tecnología avanza hacedmelo llegar. Saludos.
Pues a mí no me sorprende nada. Nikon usa sensores de alto rendimiento fabricados por Sony, Aptina y otros, mientras que Canon lleva casi una década sin innovar sustancialmente en la tecnología de los sensores. Por ponerte un ejemplo, los sensores de Sony son backlit; es decir que la parte que recibe la luz está libre de elementos conductores y otros obstáculos. Esos obstáculos disminuyen la cantidad de fotones que puede capturar cada fotosite y por tanto los backlit dan mejores resultados.
El desarrollo de sensores está cambiando a gran velocidad, a parte de la tecnología Exmor están saliendo al mercado muchos con patrones diferentes al de Bayer y también con posibilidades de "binning" o también los sensores con tecnología "foveon". Canon se ha quedado (hace mucho ya) atrás. No sabe o no puede desarrollar nuevas tecnologías en este área. La única manera que tiene de fabricar sensores de cierta calidad es el usar formatos grandes en donde la relativamente baja densidad de píxeles hacen que tengan un nivel de ruido moderado. Pero claro, a igualdad de densidad o incluso mas alta (mira la NEX-7 una APS-C que iguala a puntos a la 5D MK III), Nikon se los come con patatas.
No es cosa de DXOMark (no es razonable cargarse al mensajero por traer las malas noticias). Si Canon no es capaz de ponerse a la altura de la competencia, entonces debería considerar comprar sus sensores a terceros, como hace Nikon.
Y ojo, no estoy diciendo que la 5D MK III sea una mala cámara. En absoluto. es la mejor cámara que ha sacado Canon hasta la fecha y en términos globales es una excelente cámara. Simplemente sucede que hay otras muchas mejores.