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steelhead3

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When they brought the poor fellow to Olympus medical division, they were beside themselves...a perfect fellow for controlling the endoscope.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 20:43 UTC as 92nd comment

Is this another Beta camera that needs constant updates like fuji or is this a long term camera that will be constantly updated to extend its usable life?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 01:49 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (117 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I am not seeing a lot to dislike about this camera. They would sell a lot more of these if they advertised them more and also sold them in stores like Best Buy right from day one. As it stands right now Canon will sell many times as many T6s/T6i cameras as Panasonic will sell G7 cameras.

That is also despite the fact that the Canon cameras had a significant defect in a large portion of their initial shipments(Which they addresses quickly), the T6s only does 5 FPS vs. the 7 FPS for the G7, The G7 is cheaper, and the G7 does 4K @ 30 FPS video vs just 1080p @ 30 FPS for the Canon cameras.

Panasonic’s issue is not that they don’t make great cameras. There issue is that not enough people even know they make cameras.

For a still photographer, 4k does have its uses...from Fred Miranda thread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM1_Dsq_VAA

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (117 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I am not seeing a lot to dislike about this camera. They would sell a lot more of these if they advertised them more and also sold them in stores like Best Buy right from day one. As it stands right now Canon will sell many times as many T6s/T6i cameras as Panasonic will sell G7 cameras.

That is also despite the fact that the Canon cameras had a significant defect in a large portion of their initial shipments(Which they addresses quickly), the T6s only does 5 FPS vs. the 7 FPS for the G7, The G7 is cheaper, and the G7 does 4K @ 30 FPS video vs just 1080p @ 30 FPS for the Canon cameras.

Panasonic’s issue is not that they don’t make great cameras. There issue is that not enough people even know they make cameras.

4k is taking over if you need or want a new TV...Sony just dropped the price of its 49" 4k TV from $2,000 to $1,000.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (356 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: From the pictures I get that you absolutely need to nail exposure. The second picture is 2.3 stops pushed up from ISO 100 and looks like ISO6400. The DR of the portraits is bad, skin almost washed out. Canon sensor tech is years behind everyone.

Those shots were an answer to skin tones which the original gallery lacked.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 12:05 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (356 comments in total)

Portraits added are great (everyone gone Northwestern with the beards, just missing the plaid shirts). I am curious about skin tones other than Caucasian, sometimes the manufacturer may be accurate on one skin type, not so much with others.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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Papi61: Wow, it seems to be out of stock everywhere. Is it really selling like hotcakes or did Nikon only make a small batch?

I used to have the old 300/4, it was a phenomenal lens, but the lack of VR restricted it to a tripod (or at least a monopod.)

Comparing a flawed lens to an related problem is true straw man arguing...good work.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 04:05 UTC
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Papi61: Wow, it seems to be out of stock everywhere. Is it really selling like hotcakes or did Nikon only make a small batch?

I used to have the old 300/4, it was a phenomenal lens, but the lack of VR restricted it to a tripod (or at least a monopod.)

They had to recall the lens because of VR problems.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 23:02 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (306 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Once again Canon is ripping us off in the UK

Whilst in the USA the price of the new STM is pretty much the same as the original lens - $129 vs $125 (Amazon, BH)

In the UK however, the new STM is £130, whilst the original is only £75 on Amazon et al - both including taxes.

So for us in the UK, Canon haven't introduced a replacement at the same price, but taken the opportunity to nearly *double* the price...

So there is no "Wow. Just wow. Thank you, Canon. And that price? Again, wow." as MikeFairbanks posted earlier. Just the opposite...

I suspect that taxes put on the supply chain of distribution and import duties are causing a lot of the excess cost. Camera lenses come into the US duty free.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (306 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Once again Canon is ripping us off in the UK

Whilst in the USA the price of the new STM is pretty much the same as the original lens - $129 vs $125 (Amazon, BH)

In the UK however, the new STM is £130, whilst the original is only £75 on Amazon et al - both including taxes.

So for us in the UK, Canon haven't introduced a replacement at the same price, but taken the opportunity to nearly *double* the price...

So there is no "Wow. Just wow. Thank you, Canon. And that price? Again, wow." as MikeFairbanks posted earlier. Just the opposite...

Talk to your MPs about gov't mandated warranties etc; you as a consumer have to stand up and be counted.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 14:48 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (306 comments in total)

Finally DP will have a great lens to test the new high resolution sensors Canon is putting out.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 09:39 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)

Why would you test lenses designed for aps-c with a cropped camera...it is analogous to testing FF lenses on aps-c. Really difficult to see anything on the sides (the center of most lenses are sharp).

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 13:57 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: No complaints about the lens used, they just use the best 85 from each vendor. it would be interesting to see an update to a OTUS 85 for each vendor, the ones that are not native use an adaptor for it.

I don't think you have priced modern lenses lately...many are more expensive than the cameras (which are throw aways in the modern digital world of constant upgrading).

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: No complaints about the lens used, they just use the best 85 from each vendor. it would be interesting to see an update to a OTUS 85 for each vendor, the ones that are not native use an adaptor for it.

Dp would have to lay off one of their new employees if they bought a couple of Otus for testing.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 15:34 UTC
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Stollen1234: just wondering why just ensrental is reporting this problem?? what about canon actual user who owns these models ..why arent they reporting this problem??

Just wondering

Write Canon on how quality control has no bearing on the camera you select.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 04:12 UTC
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Mike FL: Is this an issue too?

http://archy-news.com/man-claims-the-sony-rx100-iii-has-dangerous-levels-of-radiation-is-quickly-petapixel-blog/

Easily cured with an aluminum hat

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 14:01 UTC
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Stitzer23: Why do the spots appear at certain f stops only? Its on the sensor after all. Appreciate any explanation please. Thanks.

It is like having permanent dust bunnies on your sensor, probably also lowering contrast and accenting flare.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
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Stollen1234: just wondering why just ensrental is reporting this problem?? what about canon actual user who owns these models ..why arent they reporting this problem??

Just wondering

Image resource has an article of one their failed cameras.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2015/05/01/canon-t6-sensor-flecks-how-big-an-issue-an-in-depth-look

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 13:58 UTC

I know Canon will get everything right for affected customers...my question is how this may play out with unreleased 5ds and whether the same set of problems may be present.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 15:20 UTC as 57th comment
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (234 comments in total)
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Papi61: "capable of firing off 125 6x6 frames per second"

What kind of magazine would that require for a 10-second burst? Not to mention a whole gallon of lubricating oil for the entire system to not grind to a halt after 2 seconds...

Japanese whale oil...I don't know if it is still used in Janpanese cameras, Nikon sure changed something.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 22:32 UTC
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