Jeff Seltzer: I understand the idea of a very expensive, niche product/brand that's supposed to appeal to a small audience that truly can appreciate the expertise and craftsmanship and is willing to pay for the opportunity. I guess you can say that's the goal for any luxury brand. But, you expect those products/brands to truly set the bar and lead the way in terms of innovation. Is that we have in this case?
"Ferrari is truly innovative"? Are you serious? They are just transforming the image and sometimes technology of their racing stuff onto their regular cars. What's innovative about that?
The OP is right: luxury products are luxury because they stay the same in a world of crazy (forced) changing.
I like Leica, they remind me of the good old days of photography and the monochrome camera was a bold move. I respect that. It even made sense in their world. The fact that the dpreview crowd can't follow, makes Leica even more likeable.
marc petzold: It would be great, if CANON would also add the 5D Mark I as supported.Oldie, but Goldie.
i agree! still a fantastic camera with a unique image impression.
Coyote_Cody: I wonder if Canon is stuck in the:
'video too sharp (GH4/etc) looks too non-film like', so we make our video low rez and low detail & colors weak to approximate the old mostly low rez video film of Yesteryear ?
You think ?
Canon needs better DSPs and better video algorithms - very obvious to most of us.
I respect Canon for many things, but living with head in sand or in the past is NOT one of them !!
They are too fine of a company to be this neglectful of video and many other features that are missing in their cams - all/most of their cams - they have the money - they should use it for development !!
Plz pleasantly surprise us/me Canon in 2015 !!
the whole japanese technology industry has fallen behind, especially in software and everything mobile. the decay of the japanese videogame industry is also kind of tragic.
John McMillin: I know what you mean about the strong reaction a camera such as this will draw from bystanders. About ten years ago, I pooled spare funds with a photographer friend to buy a used Pentax 645 film camera, just for grins. After I received it and shot a roll., I arranged to meet up with him at a convenient spot that happened to be my kid's elementary school, right at afternoon pickup time. The sight of two men handling such an apparatus in sight of children so alarmed one mom that she called the principal out to confront "the perverts." It was a good thing that I already had a friendly relationship with that principal, as a parent and volunteer. The mom still was convinced we were up to no good. "See-- it's a movie camera!" she accused. So I whipped out my big, long, uncut ... roll of developed E-6 and asked her, "Do you think we're an IMax crew?" Well, I wish I had said that! She's still sure I'm a perv, I bet.
people are idiots nowadays. that alone wouldn't be a problem but the massive change of laws everywhere will make every (street) photographer an official perv very soon.
MisterPootieCat: Sorry Bettina, you lost me at "a color profile that reminded me of puke". It sounds like you can't even figure out how to get the color profile right. There's no evidence to support your claim either.
@MisterPootieCat: that is not true. The colors of the 7D really looked like puke if you use the jpgs or the Canon Profiles in DPP or Lightroom. There would be a lot of work necessary to get the colors right. Natural broad daylight was ok but anything else, especially high-iso, looked like crap. Even the old 5D looked much better.
AksCT: This article does not claim to be a "comprehensive and technical review" of the camera. It contains a lot of subjective and personal views of the author. Clearly, as posted in these comments, others have broad and differing personal views.However, it is quite disappointing to see unrelated and inappropriate comments.
If the comments turn out to be the ones i'm reading here, yes, please don't comment!
Oh yeah? And how would one get the colors right? Excessive RAW processing? They shoot jpg and they certainly don't sit at home profiling the camera, this needs to look good out of the box. And as far as i remember my 7D it didn't. It really didn't.
ozturert: I still wonder what she was using when she tried original 7D. "Puke" color profile is the same as all other Canons.And why does she want "lenses true to their focal length"??? Then I guess she has never used 1D (non-S) series with APSH sensor (probably she got "puke" color profile from those, too ;) ).
No its not. The 7D really had the worst canon colors. I totally understood what she meant with that comment. High ISO also looked like sh*t.
pfzt: that is a lot of comments about a thing that no one here will ever lay hands on but everybody has an opinion about it just because of the price. It's really amazing, just write 35000$ or 128000$ on something and suddenly everybody has something to say :) Why is that?
haha, i guess you're right but i wish the comments would be better.
that is a lot of comments about a thing that no one here will ever lay hands on but everybody has an opinion about it just because of the price. It's really amazing, just write 35000$ or 128000$ on something and suddenly everybody has something to say :) Why is that?
if this thing is as sharp as the 55mm:
then it will be worth every penny. i assume the bokeh will be outstanding too.
this is the 85mm on a D800:
So far i'm not disappointed with the typical dpreview discussion about a new lens for a camera system that nobody here actually owns. It's like discussing a Bugatti Veyron: it's a car and everybody has a car, so he assumes he could say anything about it.
karlchwe: I haven't seen anybody mention this, and it is important:
"RAID" doesn't necessarily mean greater data security. Depending on the type of RAID, It can mean less security but greater performance, or greater security AND performance (but increased cost, as you would expect), or various levels of both.
The most flexible and future-proof option for RAID is probably to buy a great big PC, and install some hard drives and a RAID controller card in it. Nothing is proprietary. You can add other types of backup, like tape, DVD, online, whatever. It can have any kind of port: USB, Lightning, FireWire, etc. Any hard drives will work. It might even be cheaper than these proprietary boxes too, but there is possibly more setup hassle.
But I am not in the industry any more. Am I out of date?
"I am clearly not in tune with wife issues"
be happy about that, they question everything that is fun ;)
I think that the "great big PC" may be the problem. Those things are usually not wife-approved and many people buying iMacs and Macbooks nowadays, so they need some external configuration.
Peiasdf: Public employees were getting too fat and lazy to climb the stairs anymore so they had to build a new union-accessible building and demolish this wonderful building.
Nice trolling. Even the buzz words "union" and "public employer" make an appearance. Must be a nightmare for you guys that people still get paid for their work. Better make them slaves at Koch Industries right away…
Lord Of The Flies: And what about dual monitor support?
i would like to see that too but i wouldn't hope for it.
madeinlisboa: Meanwhile, Nikon replaces Capture NX with a (not free) great piece of crap. Nice one Nikon!
that was a really unexpected and embarrassing move from Nikon. I still don't get it :(
b craw: Well executed, thus charming vignettes of domesticity. Some are perhaps overly-familiar motifs - pensive child through window, something out of natural context (dog) in a photo bag, etc. - but I doubt that these endeavor to be cutting edge in terms of concept or visual outcome. They are nice, and I suspect, compelling to a large portion of the viewers here.
"They are nice, and I suspect, compelling to a large portion of the viewers here."
lol! mean and true ;)
Duckie: If they put it to glasses, they would earn so much money that they can give up their camera business!
that is true. the coating even on expensive glasses is really weak.
these are great pictures. i really like the mood and the colors.