Bernard Carns

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So the Fuji doesn't make it to prime time....
And using a Canon to shoot the president?
What is going on?
This is a misprint.
DPR you're going to have to print a retraction!
:-)
(Hope everyone has a nice holiday weekend (for those of you in the US))
BC

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 18:04 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

I'd prefer Android came up with a proximity sensor for iPhones.

So I could avoid the people using them.

:-)

BC

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 01:01 UTC as 120th comment | 1 reply
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sirhawkeye64: Overall, and in general, I think mirrorless cameras will eventually (I said "eventually") become the technology of choice, and overtake DSLRs, but probably not for another decade or so. There are still some things to be worked out, and in my opinion, the DSLR/SLR still has slight IQ advantages over the mirrorless. I will say that current mirrorless technology is getting better, but DSLR still wins in my opinion. I still like being able to look right through the lens as opposed to through an EVF (obviously, some type of EVF, be it through the lens via a mirror, or digitally generated from the image sensor, is better than just using a regular back panel LCD).

@sirhawkeye64
I agree that I think mirrorless will be how cameras are mostly made some day.
How may video cameras have optical viewfinders these days?
I think most cars will be hybrid someday as well.
But I personally prefer a fully articulated LCD to an optical viewfinder.
With the cameras I have with fully articulating LCDs I find myself putting the camera a many more creative angles/positions and the ability to see the composition like a mini instant Polaroid is great.

DPR can you fix the spell checker so it knows what in the heck mirrorless is?

BC

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 18:06 UTC

I don't see a way to search in news comments so I hope this isn't a duplicate.
But there is a strong rumor that Fuji will introduce a medium format digital camera in September.
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 18:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (338 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: It looks like Dpreview gave this review about as much consideration as I did for purchasing the camera. I simply glanced over the spec list and said “Meh, it is an ok camera with a discounted price but I want more”. Dpreview seemed to skip most of their pages in the review as well.

The review was halfhearted. Kind of like the effort Canon put into making the camera.

@villagranvicent
Clear as mud.
:-)
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (338 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: It looks like Dpreview gave this review about as much consideration as I did for purchasing the camera. I simply glanced over the spec list and said “Meh, it is an ok camera with a discounted price but I want more”. Dpreview seemed to skip most of their pages in the review as well.

The review was halfhearted. Kind of like the effort Canon put into making the camera.

@villagranvicent
This site isn't paywalled.
You don't have a membership.
We're all guests here.
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (338 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: It looks like Dpreview gave this review about as much consideration as I did for purchasing the camera. I simply glanced over the spec list and said “Meh, it is an ok camera with a discounted price but I want more”. Dpreview seemed to skip most of their pages in the review as well.

The review was halfhearted. Kind of like the effort Canon put into making the camera.

@Allison
Thanks for doing a whole-hearted review.
(Not a sarcastic comment).
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
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Bernard Carns: How ironic that I watched a documentary on Vivian Maier last night.
BC

@HB1969
Maybe a bit of both.
:-)
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 04:18 UTC

How ironic that I watched a documentary on Vivian Maier last night.
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 22:48 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
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noflashplease: Uh huh. It's not Canon's problem, but Canon is correcting it with a firmware in early July? Unless SanDisk is writing code in Canon's firmware for them, I'd definitely say it's Canon's problem.

@Fujica
Other brands do suffer.
I believe Sandisk CF cards have had problems with some Blackmagic cameras until there was a firmware update.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
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Hannu108: “ Mirrorless is 'probably' the future”

Battery technology has to improve a lot to achieve this...

@Fujica
I have a BMPCC, a couple of GH2s, a BMPC.
The battery life sucks on all of them.
Replacing a cheap battery every 40 minutes to two hours or running a camera from an external tethered brick isn't fun either.
I absolutely agree that battery technology needs to improve.
My mirrored cameras when not shooting video shoot for a day or two and thousands of pictures.
I also agree that mirrorless is the future.
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 12:21 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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ninja250: Impressive. If Hasselblad and Sony can do a mirrorless full frame, why haven't Canon and Nikon? I hope they both release something this year.

@ninja250 Canon is focusing more on their video business. Lot more of a market for expensive video cameras than big still cameras.
Nikon.
Oh who is Nikon?
That reminds me.
I have some glass I need to sell.
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:47 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (474 comments in total)
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Dillon Frazier: samsung got this wifi thing right and built one of the most well rounded camera bodies of all time, yet nobody bought cause it was a samsung.

now these same people complain about the lack of wifi implementations.

im really annoyed

@Frazier
Tesla needs to start making cameras.
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 00:44 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (474 comments in total)

So it's Ni-con and not Nikon?

:-)

BC

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 00:42 UTC as 140th comment
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BobVell: I wish cases designed to be "carry on size" were actually the size currently allowed by airlines. This case is too big for both major Canadian airlines (Air Canada and WestJet). (It also is too large for other international carriers, e.g., Air France, Lufthansa, etc.). All it would take is Pelican to shave 1 inch off... To those who say you can squeeze by, try Air Canada at Toronto Pearson and squeezing the rigid case into their metal measuring frame. Then get ready to check your Pelican. In some sense, Nanuk is even worse with respect to Air Canada because they're Canadian!

@BobVell
I wish the airlines would standardize on one carry on size, period.
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
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ThirstyDursty: A zen master wouldn't need a camera....but I do.

I use photography to focus and slow me in a moment.

Time is all we have, this is happiness

@ThurstyDursty
Agree.
When I'm taking pictures/video it makes me focus and slow down as well.
Makes the experience better for me.
Sometimes I take the cameras along just so that interaction happens.
BC

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
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jim bennett: "Now that the D5 has 20.8 megapixels a shutter speed of at least 1/2000th is needed to freeze most fast moving sport. What many people don’t realise is that the more megapixels you have the faster shutter speeds necessary to freeze the same action. "
This is the first time I have heard this. I have always been under the impression that it was about having a high enough shutter speed in relation to the focal length of the lens, and taking into account any crop factor that changes the equivalent focal length, but needing a faster shutter with more megapixels is news to me.

Michael Reichmann (rest in peace) wrote about higher shutter speeds required for the same focal length with higher megapixels, years ago. I think he recommended at least 1/2x the focal length. He had some good examples of what he was talking about. Maybe you can find a cached copy of what he wrote.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 03:28 UTC

I only looked at one.

That was enough.

Just a race to the bottom for one of the fastest dying professions.

The next to drop is going to be the engineer who designs cameras.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 02:05 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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ELLIOTPAULSTERN: I am not sure I get this. Digital cameras on drones have been doing this for quite some time with some very high quality images.

Is this all students at Rochester have to do?

It would have been more interesting if they had used the drone to paint graffiti on the outside of the 25 floor of a 100 story building.
It would have been a better match between a drone and art.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:21 UTC
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HarryLally: A very interesting and talented man. I'd like to know a bit more about his life and various careers. Does anyone have a link to a detailed obituary?

http://v1.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/Deaths.20160521.93374955/BDAStory/BDA/deaths

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
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