Lawrencew

Lawrencew

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Does Google have to seek permission from the owner of every building or artwork on display in street view?

The power to change these laws is in the hands of the people. Keep on voting these people in, and nothing will change...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:48 UTC as 156th comment | 2 replies
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brendon1000: Sigh. One more case in point to avoid third party lenses for cameras.

Sigh. One more case in point to avoid buying Canon bodies :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 09:49 UTC
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Richard Schumer: Some history: Hasselblad went belly-up some years ago; its trademarks and assets were acquired by another company, who tried to market restyled Sony cameras to rich Asians in Hong Kong. Even with retailers in the mix, the plan was a failure and the CEO was replaced. The new CEO dissolved the design house and dropped the lines developed with Sony.

Now, let's translate some of the interviewee's other statements.

1. Hasselblad, whatever the previous CEO thought and acted on, is not a luxury brand, but it is a (high-priced) tool.

2, They are going back to their roots, starting with a brand-new aerial camera design, as their first product was also an aerial camera.

3. Perhaps they can convince the US to take their new camera to the moon again.

4. Let's ignore that Phase One has them on momentum and Pentax has them on price.

5. They have no other products in the pipeline.

6.. "This better work, or my career is s***".

First, they have to convince the US to go to the moon again :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 16:41 UTC

If you don't like a contract, don't enter into it.
Is it that hard?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 20:23 UTC as 66th comment | 16 replies
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samfan: OVFs and EVFs have each their advantages.

From OVFs, both SLRs and RFs have their advantages.

From EVFs, both large rear LCDs and the small peek EVFs have their advantages.

It's a pity that people start wars over this. It's like arguing whether wide lenses are better than long lenses.

I personally like the immediacy of OVFs but I hope all the current camera formats will survive for a long time. Because what I don't like is taking pics with mobile phones.

Pepper. Definitely Pepper.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:06 UTC

The most interesting thing for me about mirrorless is as demonstrated by Sony (and others), the increasing ability to separate lens mount/manufacturer from body manufacturer, and provide all the necessary AF and IS capabilities in the body.

This is potentially by far the bigger game changer as far as the manufacturers are concerned as it disrupts their ability to lock the consumer in to their body.

Canon should be the most worried in my case at least, as they can no longer make the assumption that because I have a large number of Canon EF lenses my next camera purchase is automatically going to be a Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:14 UTC as 227th comment | 4 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Feels like, looks like...

So 2005.

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Rrccad, how often do you use your M3 in that position with a 600mm lens?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 21:13 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)
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grimlock361: I am sorry canon but its now obvious you are capping the performance on your cameras. Digic 6 but only 3.2fps in servo. I am afraid to see the raw performance or does it even shoot raw. Not to mention the lack of an EVF. Why stop there when you can make the battery, strap, and the box it comes in an optional accessory. Remember it can't perform to well or people might not buy a DSLR so cap the ISO at 800 as well. Dishonest, low down and crappy business practices.

Yet another area where Canon just seem to be getting left behind. RX10II - 14fps. FZ1000 - 12fps
All the similar 20mp 1" sensor and yet Canon can only deliver half that speed. Same with the M3 and its competitors. What is Canon up to?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 21:08 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: I am guessing that like the recent EOS M3, the pop-up flash in this model won't support wireless flash trigger.

That means you have to add an external flash controller to do this - but that then prevents using the external EVF at the same time.

Not everyone needs such a capability, nor may it be used regularly, but triggering wireless flash from the pop-up flash would surely have been a simple thing to add.

@Sdaniella

Daniella, you are misunderstanding the issue.
This isn't triggering the camera remotely, but the camera triggering external flashes.
The pop-up flash on all EOS DSRLs and some other Canons can trigger an external flash - e.g. on a lighting stand with an umbrella.
Neither the G3X nor the EOS M3 can do this with their pop-up flash. So you have to put a flash controller in the hot-shoe, which means you can't use the EVF too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)

I am guessing that like the recent EOS M3, the pop-up flash in this model won't support wireless flash trigger.

That means you have to add an external flash controller to do this - but that then prevents using the external EVF at the same time.

Not everyone needs such a capability, nor may it be used regularly, but triggering wireless flash from the pop-up flash would surely have been a simple thing to add.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:19 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Feels like, looks like...

So 2005.

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Perhaps the reason why they "are coming from smartphones" is because why they want an EVF... i.e. they want something better, not the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:49 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: Seriously why is Canon dropping ball on 4K? its not like this camera is going to damage sales of higher end cinema cameras. Also both Panasonic and Sony competitors in this category both shoot 4K. Canon is seriously acting dumb, they need to restructure or they will lose market soon.

Given 4k TVs are now cheap as chips why wouldn't anyone in the target market for something like a G3X not want a 4K camera to show off their 'home movies'?
When the world went HD, no one would have bought a basic PAL/NTSC camcorder any more.
Now the world is going 4K, who want to spend this much money on a non 4K camera?
Even if you don't have a 4K TV now, you know your next one will be.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:46 UTC
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FEF: Wrong ACR version downloaded with PS CC 2015
I downloaded moments after the release tonight. The "de-haze" feature was not present, and I discovered that the "new" PS CC 2015 downloaded with the old ACR v. 8.0. Online Adobe chat was unable to help. They sent me a link to ACR 9.0. But the new version that should be included with PS CC 2015 is ACR 9.1.

I can't update PS CC to 2015.

It downloads, and then when it tries to install I get
Exit Code: 21
Please see specific errors below for troubleshooting. For example, ERROR: DW021 ...

-------------------------------------- Summary --------------------------------------

- 0 fatal error(s), 3 error(s)

ERROR: DW021: Payload {3FB7A108-368A-4849-A3F3-69571BAAC457} Photoshop Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 Support 16.0.0.0 of version: 9.0.0.7 is not supported by this version: 9.0.0.6 of RIBS

ERROR: DW021: Payload {793C2BF7-A4FE-4608-91C9-9282C5801C21} Photoshop Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 Core 16.0.0.0 of version: 9.0.0.7 is not supported by this version: 9.0.0.6 of RIBS

ERROR: DW021: Unsupported payload versions included

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 07:26 UTC
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RCantor: My Lightroom CC is supposed to have updated and is now showing that it's the 2015 version, but I don't see any dehaze slider under Effects or anywhere else. Where'd they hide it?

OK, I signed out of CC, and then signed back in again.
Now I get a totally different CC manager listing the LR update.

But now when I click on that I get a different error code... U43M1D205

Which according to Adobe means

The download is corrupted. Click Cancel, wait a few minutes, and try again. File is not present on update server at specified location.

EDIT: 3rd time lucky. Guess the servers are overloaded. Now have dehaze.
It needs to show the release on start up as 2015.1

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 07:21 UTC
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RCantor: My Lightroom CC is supposed to have updated and is now showing that it's the 2015 version, but I don't see any dehaze slider under Effects or anywhere else. Where'd they hide it?

same here. I clicked 'updates' on the help menu and it did update.

Like you I have no dehaze effect.

Are we supposed to download a whole new version, or just 'update'? Not clear at all.

EDIT: Tried again, and now there is a new 181mb update
However, when I try to update I get

Lightroom CC/6 update – June 2015
There was an error downloading this update. Please quit and try again later. Error Code: U43M1D20

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 06:52 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: This makes the transition from Canon to Sony so easy and appealing...

Canon. Wake up and smell the coffee!

What 'facts' did I get wrong?

And where did you download a A7SII RAW image to make a comparison? You might be happy with the 5DS RAW image, but who says the A7SII isn't as good?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:20 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

How can the Leica Q be "truly in a class of its own", when you then compare it with "the only other fixed-lens full frame camera currently on the market"?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:58 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)
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GatanoII: For Canon EF users there is now a FF mirrorless camera, if the metabones adapter will work with all EF lenses flawlessly , but looking at their website the incompatibility issues are way to long to be a real substitute for a proper Canon camera and if you don't need/want a mirrorless, Canon has plenty of better FF cameras with way faster speed or better resolution or 4K raw video and zero issues (if any a firmware wlil fix) with Canon glasse, not just i none "cheap" camrera but i ndiferent models, still once you put the glass cost i nthe game the cameras costs makes a lot less difference.

Anyway Sony a7R II looks a good advancement, competition is good, Canon will (should) take notes, it should not compete only with many models but with one that embodies most features as the a7R II do

"Canon has plenty of better FF cameras with way faster speed or better resolution or 4K raw video"

Plenty? FF with 4K?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)

This makes the transition from Canon to Sony so easy and appealing...

Canon. Wake up and smell the coffee!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 08:54 UTC as 103rd comment | 2 replies
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Lawrencew: A key advantage that MILCs have is no need for MFA as the focusing is performed on the sensor

So you would think the best competitive move by Canon would be to include MFA in every DSLR. The technology must be well developed by Canon now and a minor cost to add. It smacks purely of Canon wanting to justify the higher price of other models

Having faced these back/front focus issues with Rebel camera I would never buy another one. Seems like Canon would prefer I bought a MILC instead. Pity the M3 isn't good enough to then.

Then why not use a MILC in the first place, if there is no advantage offered by the DSLR?

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 11:37 UTC
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