DFPanno

DFPanno

Lives in United States The High Dynamic Range, NY, United States
Works as a Image roper in the rodeo of life……...
Joined on Jul 10, 2002

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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2940 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: the picture looks very artificial to me or simply "not my style"
and the hole discussion about more dynamic contrast, HDR and better Sony Sensors is searching for a holy grail to me.
If I want to do landscape I take a large-format-camera - it is that easy.
Fullframe will never be the one solution for all, not even Nikon or Sony.
And if you like to use exotic and best lenses (like me) where can you go?
Sony? is just starting - Nikon is 5-8 years back, Pentax ...

Who has a8-15 mm - 11-24 mm - 1,2/50 mm - 1,2/85 mm - 2,8/65 mm Macro - 4,0/400 mm DO and a wide range of better zooms and lenses?

Canon could do even better and more, and faster - no question - but it seems Canons focus is where it belongs - on the lenses.

I think the notion that Canon can easily match the Sony sensor but has simply elected not to produce it is strictly a matter of faith.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 14:19 UTC

Great article.

I highly recommend Bob DiNatale's book "Obtaining the Optimum Digital Exposure".

Required reading for those that want to produce the most "filmic" files.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 12:24 UTC as 102nd comment
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Snikt228: Talk about major head in sand? I think most executives would at least say something about the competition and use creative wording but this guy just says basically "Nope"

When you look at mirrorless cameras from your competitors, what scares you the most?
Looking at all of the mirrorless cameras out there, there’s nothing that really frightens us.

You must watch the industry very closely - what did you learn from watching sony and Nikon go before you, in terms of offering nigher resolutions?
There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony

@gipper51 - good points; most likely the latter. If it is the later I am not sure how the interview served Canon; Inc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 18:21 UTC

I find it odd that the single greatest concern that the enthusiast community of Canon DSLR users has, dynamic range, was not addressed in a straighforward manner.

Was the an agreement to keep this off-limits?

He states that he is not concerned with the competition but I have a suspicion that he should be.

I have spent buckets of money with Canon since going digital sometime around 2001 with the S40.

Since buying my Sony RX100 in June of 2012 I haven't spent a dime on Canon gear. The RX100 was followed by a RX1 and then by an A7r and three lenses.

Obviously Canon doesn't give a d*mn where I spend my money but if that trickle to milcs becomes a torrent they might, might, be "left behind the eight ball".

My take, and I acknowledge that I might be proven wrong, is that the future belongs to mirror-less cameras with state-of-the-art underpinnings.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 195th comment | 3 replies
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justmeMN: Sony cameras are in their Imaging Products & [Professional] Solutions division. They don't specify how much profit/loss is from the former, and how much profit/loss is from the latter.

But yes, it's good news that they put IP&S in the "Stable profit generators" category rather than the "Areas focusing on volatility management" area. IP&S didn't make it to the "Growth drivers" category though.

@KC - I hear you but I am too bitten by the full frame bug to go MFT. For the moment Sony is the only game in town.

My personal mandate is to buy only what I would really use. If it ultimately blows up - well I got the use out of it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:24 UTC
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justmeMN: Sony cameras are in their Imaging Products & [Professional] Solutions division. They don't specify how much profit/loss is from the former, and how much profit/loss is from the latter.

But yes, it's good news that they put IP&S in the "Stable profit generators" category rather than the "Areas focusing on volatility management" area. IP&S didn't make it to the "Growth drivers" category though.

@Kangaroo Court:

So what do you recommend? Canon has clearly demonstrated that they cannot or will not provide a SOTA sensor.

Nikon has clearly demonstrated that they have ongoing manufacturing and after sales issues.

Neither company has a competing mirrorless camera or system.

AFAIAC Sony is where it's at in the MILC scene.

My gear is for pleasure not profit so I don't consider it part of my investment portfolio.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 02:41 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)

13 year Canon digital shooter.

I wouldn't buy either.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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qwertyasdf: One word: I'm buying this lens.

Actually five with two contracted……..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:33 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2940 comments in total)
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princecody: Canon 5DS R set to dethrone Nikon D810 via Sony sensor?

Just back to the planet?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:18 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Howard Moftich: Welcome to capitalism. Charge what you think the market will pay. In this case, Canon is obviously sitting on a warehouse full of them so they need to get rid of them as their value is decreasing by them sitting unsold.

@ JACS - LOL; so true.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 16:19 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Danny: Kind of scary that on a $4000 price-drop Canon is still making money on this unit..

Glad I didn't buy one last week….

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
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Jonath: Why do so many insist on rolling out the same old boring sony bashing. There's even someone on here whose sole comment is about RAW compression!? Relevance to the article? Sony cannot break the laws of physics, so bright AF lenses for FF are always going to be fairly large. If any of those complaining owned the system you'd know that the size makes it more versatile. If you want very good small lenses (and hence a small pocketable FF camera) they're already available, if you want FF quality and bright glass and can compromise on size you have that too, thing about a DSLR is it can never be small, it's not an 'option'.

@abolit

No, I have nothing figured.

All we can do is wait and see what comes forward.

In the meantime I am not going to criticize Sony with comments based on my lack of insider knowledge.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
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Jonath: Why do so many insist on rolling out the same old boring sony bashing. There's even someone on here whose sole comment is about RAW compression!? Relevance to the article? Sony cannot break the laws of physics, so bright AF lenses for FF are always going to be fairly large. If any of those complaining owned the system you'd know that the size makes it more versatile. If you want very good small lenses (and hence a small pocketable FF camera) they're already available, if you want FF quality and bright glass and can compromise on size you have that too, thing about a DSLR is it can never be small, it's not an 'option'.

@abolit

No one sugested that people can't express their opinions. The truth is that some opinions aren't worth the pixels they are printed on because they lack a factual basis or they lack perspective.

Leica lenses are small in large part because they lack AF and IS.

My guess is that you have little understanding of what Sony can and cannot do or why they might or might not do something.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 15:24 UTC
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Jonath: Why do so many insist on rolling out the same old boring sony bashing. There's even someone on here whose sole comment is about RAW compression!? Relevance to the article? Sony cannot break the laws of physics, so bright AF lenses for FF are always going to be fairly large. If any of those complaining owned the system you'd know that the size makes it more versatile. If you want very good small lenses (and hence a small pocketable FF camera) they're already available, if you want FF quality and bright glass and can compromise on size you have that too, thing about a DSLR is it can never be small, it's not an 'option'.

Exactly.

Lots of opinions from people who don't own the gear and never will.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 13:21 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1457 comments in total)

If I were to do it over again I would the bought the 5D or D700 when they came out and never looked back.

There remain some very good reasons for owning crop DSLRs I guess but my advice would be to go straight to FF if you can afford it.

All IMO of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:17 UTC as 429th comment | 2 replies
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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shadowhumper: On the RX1r "No built in viewfinder" how is this a con in a compact full frame? Do you take points of DSLRs for not being as compact as well?

Sounds like you are trying to find something else what is wrong and could not so started nagging about other things.

Another con: doesn't come in pink

If the evf was built in they would have needed to add a movable rear lcd.

Now it's not really an RX1 anymore is it?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
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Beckler8: Like all the haters here, I too think this is pretty stupid. It's a luxury image camera. But then admit that Rolls Royce and Rolex are ridiculous as well. At least this camera is a rebadge of a great model, whereas those two examples are badges of nothing.

@Richard Schumer - Trust me - you know absolutely nothing about Rolex watches. There is just nothing, nothing, in your post that is accurate. And no; I am not a Rolex fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:16 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

What a laugh. Embarrassing really.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 400th comment | 1 reply
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (176 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: $700, no VF.

Erh.

The reality is that for people for whom an EVF is important a very good (not excellent, but very good) EVF is better than none at all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (77 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Its nice to see those sensors compared size by size.

Maybe people will understand that size does matter for image capture. When you see this you soon realize the real IQ potential of your camera and will stop trying to make imaging proveness coming from smaller sensor vs bigger ones as a bases of your argument. And admit that your smaller 1", 4/3; APS-C just cant compete with FF on IQ.

I'm with lacikuss -

I shoot 3 full-frame cameras, an APS-C, and a 1" sensor camera.

When IQ really counts only my FFs can really do the job.

The others are there for convenience/ease of that's about it.

- From a spoiled FF fanboy

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 16:19 UTC
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