Thanks for your thorough examination of this camera (with a phone as an extra feature). Please go to Italy for your next review (so I can see some more great scenery) :) . (Just not Tuscany, Rome, or Venice; photo overkill).
Jeremy Park: I bought this lens and then sold it immediately. My copy was poor perhaps, however tested methodically on a tripod against all my other lenses the results showed me that it was soft and not up to standard for professional use.
Bad luck, Jeremy. Mine is excellent.
Peter Kellogg: Why doesn't Canon make an "L" version of this lens? I like the sample images, but there's no way its got the same quality as the professional lenses. And the focal length is perfect for street photography...
It's got surprisingly good quality, you might not be able to tell the diff. Been using it since it came out.
Sad Joe: PLUS: That its such a stunning little lens with STM motor. CONS: That Canon have totally FAILED to follow it up with any other decent PRIME STM lenses - SHAME ON YOU CANON.
That is not a CON as far as the lens is concerned, is it. Does the lack of new prime lenses from Canon make this lens perform any worse?
It does not wipe the metadata.
This is one of the better (and free!) photo apps out there.
Ermac: How about "More useless junk that does nothing for the world but contribute to the growing E-Waste problem"?
DPReview has contributed to that problem since the Amazon purchase... :)
GMart: Because we would all hate if our Canon / Nikon / ANO cameras could connect without effort to every other device we own or want to converse with.
It's worrying that FB is driving camera sales and feature development. Soon, we'll have farmville or some other garbage running on our full frame DSLRs suddenly popping up with bs notifications that a turkey has hatched or some crap (I have never, or will ever, play farmville) when we're about to get our shot of a lifetime, and accidental uploads of a shot of our zipper as our profile pics.
ChrisKramer1: This is really great news (and not before time too).This almost makes me forgive DPR for reviewing the Phone 5...
Barney -- this is the INTERNET :)
jj74e: "legendary in-depth reviews"
lol. not that i'm saying dpreview's reviews aren't good. but legendary? eh...
roustabout66: It would appear that the censors did not approve of my criticism of DXO results in my previous post so I will simply say I am not a fan of DXO testing. Hopefully this post sticks.
Scales USA: I am a bit concerned. Some of their conclusions regarding lenses just do not seem to be valid.
Like all others, they test lenses mounted to cameras, and then, only a small sample. The lens to lens variation and camera to camera variation leaves me wanting a real test of a lens. I am interested in seeing more information about their testing, but the single resolution figure for a lens on their site leavs me wondering.
I am hoping that they obtain the technology to first properly adjust a lens before testing it, as well as test a significant sampling. Otherwise, its just one data point, and not worth making a big deal out of it.
It all depends on how much DXO is paying you guys... I hope it's only for the logo, and not the content. I really do.
(unknown member): I hope you'll be asking Ken Rockwell in as a Guest Reviewer. ;-)
After the Amazon purchase, he has been superior to DPR. In particular, cause DPR has a very limited lens review section... Glad to hear that lens reviews will be back, and perhaps less book reviews?
Get rid of comments under every news article, review, etc. posted, and make the FORUM the main commenting/discussion... forum?
By introducing comments for each article/news item and keeping the forum separate, you have created two sets of forums. One which is the facebook-style forum with the Like button, and the old, dpr forum, for those who know how to use it (intimidating to many).
Please review your decision to include comments for every article... A button linking to a forum discussion might be better, and might keep the discussion civilized (moderator).
Thanks for reading.
Cincojoe: WOW this site amazes me. You call yourselfs photographers? Really? Shouldnt you be supporting a fellow photographer no matter what he used to take the photos? They are photos. Just that. Nothing more. A moment captured in time. You guys are nothing but gear heads that pixel peep and totally miss out on the big picture. I can only hope you're not like this in your everyday lives and I surely hope you don't act like this around your children if you have any. WOW.
Blaufeld - nice job quoting out of context. did you read the entire post?
rondhamalam: Dan Chung will do anything as long as you pay him.
It can also be called some other things...
TacticDesigns: My personal take on this is a little different and what I think is a bit down to earth.
Every now and then I'll meet another parent who makes the comment that they wish they had a "good camera" like my dSLR. They are under the impression that if they had a "good camera" they would get better pictures of their kids, and then they go on to mention how bad their compact camera is. And they don't even consider trying to take good pictures with their compact camera.
I try to tell them, with a few tips-and-tricks, their compact camera can take amazing pictures. But they aren't convinced. Which is a shame, because they are losing a lot of opportunities to get better pictures of their kids with the camera that they have now. But they just don't believe.
I'm going to share this article on my personal Facebook page with my friends to show what a professional can do with a less than "awesome" camera . . .
Remember to mention the binoculars and snap on lens, the app, etc...
Zoran K: I am impressed.
Are you going to buy an iphone now?
Davidgilmour: Phtographers are the biggest snobs I have ever met in my life. If the iPhone would cost $8,000 everybody would be raving!
larry, I don't think snob means what you think.