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SushiEater: Mercedes Benz is build the same way but you need to buy two of them. One keep in garage and one to drive. All of this over engineered stuff doesn't prove anything just cost too much. At the end of the day Sigma 35mm F1.4 is better. And you can buy two of them for the price of one Canon.

SushiEater, Sigma lens AF is always hit and miss. They do reverse engineering since they don't have privileged to Canon AF technology and algorithm. I spend a lot of time doing AF adjustment and even then it's still a hit and miss. I had this problem with Sigma 18-35 DC and I had to return it. For me AF is really important. Tamron seems to do better job than Sigma in AF accuracy. In my opinion, nothing can beat native components integration. Canon are continuously improving their body, lens software and i'm not sure Sigma can ensure full compatibility, indefinitely.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 23:53 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: The Panasonic GH5 should be coming in 2016 so that would be a great EVF for it.

don't think Panasonic can push their future m43 price as high as they used to. Semi Pro/Pro FF/APS-C DSLR/MILC camera prices are getting really competitive. So, they'll be cheap in comparison. they'l need save cost and built something for the price point. The last thing they want is an expensive part.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 23:47 UTC

I'm a canon DSLR user. I never liked the idea of using 3rd party lens adaptor with A7R2. There is no equal to native lens integration. This is a good camera for me to explore Sony's new sensor which comes with a great lens. It's compact, has EVF. I didn't like original RX1 and didn't even consider it as an option for purchase but this one is in my list.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 04:48 UTC as 43rd comment
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Donnie G: If you are looking for a compact (mirrorless) ILC that sports a 1" sensor, then you should buy from Sony, Nikon, or one of the other guys, because at Canon, fixed lens all in ones rule, and for good reason. They sell! There are no ifs, ands, buts, or maybes about it. Canon sells gazillions of PowerShot cameras, and the new G5X and G9X cameras look to me to be 2 more home runs in the marketplace for the company. Brilliant job Canon! :))

XC10 doesn't seem like a camera for the masses. Dont think stores would stock up many. It's more a specialised video tool. Don't think the standard joe would appreciate it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 02:03 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Andrew Fudge: I have a 6D and am used to reading how mediocre it is compared to Nikon this and Sony that. Looking at the recent A7RII DR article, and the second comparison widget, I am surprised (but pleased) to see the 6D has lower noise at settings such as 1600 + 2stops, and 800 + 3stops. And it's even better against the 5DSR. But I've not noticed anyone else comment on this. Have I misunderstood what these test are about? Is this not a surprising result? Are DPR using the correct pics for the 6D?! Admittedly the 6D is worse than the Sony in the first widget at ISO100. AF.

Canon cameras usually does well in higher ISO accept 5DS. I have the 6D, it's almost 4 years old now. It's my first canon and I compared it to D600 before buying it. I liked it better than D600. There were lots of biased review of it when it was compared against Nikon D600. It kills D600 in high ISO, even better in long exposures.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
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ttran88: Hopefully now canon will buy from this new company.

Canon not competitive on sensor IQ? There is no such thing as sensor IQ. IQ depends on the final processed output which is stored in the memory card or temperary internal memory buffer.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 12:16 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Allar: How about final reviews on this camera, the Nikon D810, and the Canon 5Drs? Are we going to cut bait all day or go fishing?

By looking at some pictures from 5DS/SR, I thought the colour and res was good. Sensor half baked??? The package seems to be good. The one thing I dislike about Sony is colour. Nikon using Sony sensor does a better job. I have seen this in events like an Indian traditional wedding where the colour variance is huge, somehow I find Sony over does the green and blue colours.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

FF DSLR, isn't it late. I'm a DSLR user but I have invested on Fuji MILC and playing with both. I'm sure the big C and N are definitely having some development on a mirrorless pro FF body and probably waiting for the right time to release after Sony makes all the hard work in marketing and selling the idea of mirrorless to pro's.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 11:15 UTC as 80th comment | 9 replies
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Promit: Okay, let's get a couple of the common ones out of the way, shall we?

"Canon keeps making a great camera even better."
"Finally Canon is acknowledging that their flagship sports DSLR still needs work."
"Now if only Canon could fix the dynamic range in a firmware update."
"Pointless, just buy a A7R II instead. DSLRs are dead."
"This level of of commitment to pros is why Canon will never lose marketshare to other brands."
"Good to see they're not charging for firmware updates like Panasonic."
"Sony <whatever> is better."
"Nikon <whatever> is better."
"Overpriced camera that still doesn't focus well."
"The best crop DSLR on the market keeps getting better."
"I had a 7D2 and it was the worst camera ever made. Now I shoot with four D810s and thirty thousand dollars of lenses."
"I had a D810 and it was the worst camera ever made. Now I shoot with the 7D2 and only these Canon lenses."
"My iPhone still focuses faster."
"No EVF, no point."
"Nikon needs to release the D400 immediately."

I have both 7d2 and the 17-55. I did experience AF issues on the wide side even after AF micro adjust. Tele side was OK. i did the the FW upgrade, did some test and it does seemed to be better. I'll still need to do more test.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Does it have full 14bit raws?

This has been asked on so many occasions and this is one area where Sony simply doesn't want go.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 01:00 UTC
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Promit: Okay, let's get a couple of the common ones out of the way, shall we?

"Canon keeps making a great camera even better."
"Finally Canon is acknowledging that their flagship sports DSLR still needs work."
"Now if only Canon could fix the dynamic range in a firmware update."
"Pointless, just buy a A7R II instead. DSLRs are dead."
"This level of of commitment to pros is why Canon will never lose marketshare to other brands."
"Good to see they're not charging for firmware updates like Panasonic."
"Sony <whatever> is better."
"Nikon <whatever> is better."
"Overpriced camera that still doesn't focus well."
"The best crop DSLR on the market keeps getting better."
"I had a 7D2 and it was the worst camera ever made. Now I shoot with four D810s and thirty thousand dollars of lenses."
"I had a D810 and it was the worst camera ever made. Now I shoot with the 7D2 and only these Canon lenses."
"My iPhone still focuses faster."
"No EVF, no point."
"Nikon needs to release the D400 immediately."

I'm Xt1 owner. It took years for Fuji to improve on AF options like zone selection. These feature should have been included in the first release for a camera at this price point. Fuji fixes gaps via firmware upgrade. What they do is pre mature release their cameras get people's expectation low than impress them with firmware releases which were intended for either for bug or product gap fixes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
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Smeggypants: It's not smartphones, but the iPhone. ?????? I thought an iPhone was a smartphone?

Article sponsored by Apple

Apple like to differentiate but iPhone is a smartphone. Camera quality is not iPhones best qualities.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
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Donnie G: BR optics are another game changing technology that will make Canon EF L-series lenses even more desirable than they already are. Who knew that Canon could come up with a material that's better than fluorite at focusing light to the same focal point? Now this is innovation that matters. :))

Well said, I see lots of folks talking about sensor while I know that there are many whom are using canon dslr as professional making a living out of their camera. Canon sensor seems ok to many and most say the canon colour is good. Talk to the guys who does events where colour variance, skin tones reproduction is key.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 10:17 UTC
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Paul B Jones: The 7DII is a great, great camera. DPR showed its "toys for boys" colourful candy bias when it scored the camera low. Next time how about throwing actual field photographers a bone when reviewing stuff, DPR?

Canon 7d2 sensor on high ISO is comparable or better than SONY crop sensor. Only the Nikon 7100 which uses a Toshiba sensor matches.
DXO worshipers can do the comparison. >400 ISO

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 13:04 UTC
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bovverwonder: Overheating issues in 4K mode?

Ethan... Not sure where did you hear that. The point is every features needs to function fully not half baked performance. It's like Sony is actually aiming for spec sheet warriors not field warriors.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 11:53 UTC
On article Nikon updates Coolpix P900 and S6700 firmware (9 comments in total)

Cool pix firmware gets DPR attention and 7d2 firmware upgrade to 1.0.4 didn't.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 10:38 UTC as 4th comment
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sportyaccordy: How is the dynamic range....

Canon lacks is on the lower ISO. this is what everyone is complaining about. They do well on higher iso. But there are no other sensor available to compare with this, DR on this ISO is ??? what's the benchmark?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 13:37 UTC
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Class A: Great rendering! Another winner for Sigma.

rendering is combination which also depends on camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
On article Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (322 comments in total)
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Yudi Hilmawan: When I spend a lot of money to buy a fixed lens camera it needs to be all around performer.

I prefer RX10 II than any other bridge camera on the market because it has 4K with Full pixel readout XAVC Codec at 100Mbps, High quality Full HD @120fps even better than most other camera with bigger sensor, HFR and picture profile like S-Log function.
That is why for me RX10 II is the best Bridge Camera at least for now.

BarnET... no camera at this playing field holds value. I bought an a6000 with 2 lens kit for AUD$597 from a local shop. that's nearly 60% off. A6000 is much more favoured than EOSM.
moot point.
The only MILC that seems to be holding decent price point is Fuji but some of the Fuji X range are considered high end MILC...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:31 UTC
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Barry Goyette: Let's put this plainly. There isn't a print process in the world that can reproduce more than 7 stops of DR. The vast majority of electronic displays reproduce about the same amount. (The coming hdr displays will change this, true). Whether you are dealing with 10, 12, 15, or 19 stops of captured DR, any excess will need to be compressed into a smaller range or simply thrown away. The more you compress thru the mid-tones the worse it looks...and so the more DR you have to compress...well let's just say it's not adding anything to final image quality. Both canon and Nikon produce profiles that display 7-8 stops of dr withe the remaining range buried in compressed highlights and shadows. This provides a generally optimal look in most situations, as it matches the output capabilities of the vast majority of devices. Just because you can pull more of that range into the middle on a Nikon/Sony.. does not make the final image look more realistic.

continue...DPR spends a lot of time to prove DXO results like DR, why? I think they are incapable of finding out more about a camera purpose because they simply have limited imagination. Art is very subjective and hard to appreciate a review done on a tool used for art by those lacking on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
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