Lawrencew

Lawrencew

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I guess the comments of DPR's photographer community are not surprising.

However, I have little doubt these will sell out very quickly. If you have ever been to Harrods or Selfridges - the only places you can buy this - and seen the hoards of Asian female tourists buying anything with a brand on it, you will know why. This will be another must have for trendy young rich Chinese, Japanese and Korean women.

You might not like it as a photographer, but Canon and Stella know it will sell.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 20:09 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Given a SL1 kit costs around £450 in the UK, that's one heck of an expensive camera bag...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 86th comment
On Photokina 2014: Canon stand report article (70 comments in total)
In reply to:

justmeMN: Does Canon's stand acknowledge the existence of their EOS M line? In the USA, their last EOS M anouncement was in July 2012.

good question.
Presumably they have the current M, but not M2, and the EF-M lens line up on display?
Can DPR confirm?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:04 UTC

Ripoff UK pricing as per normal.
EF-S 24mm is $149, but will be £179 in the UK. That means the UK price is £149+VAT. Whereas US buyers will be able to buy one for about £95 at today's exchanges rates.

UK retailers, you can thank Canon UK for sending me to DigitatRev et al instead of spending my money with you...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:02 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (225 comments in total)
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Kevin Sutton: How can it be sharp at 600mm on FF but less sharp on APS-C?

I read the DXO review. I could see no explanation as to why it is worse. I am aware of the general reason as per viking79. But I just couldn't see any specific reasons given by DXO. Yes DXO state where it is worse, but not why.
It was just that the question why was asked by the OP, and Henry said see the DXO review.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (225 comments in total)
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Kevin Sutton: How can it be sharp at 600mm on FF but less sharp on APS-C?

Where? I couldn't see any explanation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:15 UTC
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Lawrencew: Next step is to dynamically adjust the curvature in camera, so that it is optimised for the focal length chosen by the photographer.

If they can do in body stabilization by moving the sensor, and now build curved TVs where the curvature can be altered, then it wont be long before they can alter the curvature of the sensor in camera too...

(where's the Patent Office btw :-) )

But a digital sensor itself was hard until someone did it.

Years to come, dynamically curved sensors coupled with liquid lenses taking light field images will be the norm... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:36 UTC

Next step is to dynamically adjust the curvature in camera, so that it is optimised for the focal length chosen by the photographer.

If they can do in body stabilization by moving the sensor, and now build curved TVs where the curvature can be altered, then it wont be long before they can alter the curvature of the sensor in camera too...

(where's the Patent Office btw :-) )

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 09:32 UTC as 96th comment | 5 replies
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Reactive: Sorry if I sound cynical, but I can't believe Canon would give away anything worthwhile for nothing. And yet again, another Great British rip-off for the paid service: "Oddly, the price for these services is listed on different parts of the site in the same amount for Pounds Sterling and in Euros". Canon, please explain why?

I'm a Canon user, but I won't be using this service.

if you go through the upgrade process, the prices in GBP are actually slightly lower. £4.49 instead of €4.99 and £99 instead of €109 per year.
But that still doesn't reflect exchange rates, and looks like as usual the UK is paying more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 12:52 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

A $299 launch price sounds a bit of a bargain for a UWA. That said, Canon's recent STM lenses like the 55-250mm have taken a long time to fall significantly in street price.

That's a pretty good starter line up now though from 10-250mm all IS and STM, if matches the decent (for their price) IQ of the 18-55 and 55-250 lenses.

It isn't clear how closely it matches, but the EF-M 11-22mm IS STM is an amazing lens, so that bodes well for the 10-18

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 76th comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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Zigadiboom: YEAR 2018 - Canon G1X Mark IV - Press Release:

'Canon is excited to inform you that the new model has increased its resolution from 12.8mp to 18mp now matching Canon's enthusiast DSLR the EOS 7D'.

ten years?
Bit optimistic don't you think?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)

What were they thinking with the video quality? Yuch!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 08:45 UTC as 118th comment | 2 replies
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

I understand Amazon have applied for patent to cover the process of one entity/person providing goods to another in exchange for money. I think they are calling it 'selling' or something like that.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:09 UTC as 37th comment

Pity they didn't improve the video quality. That is the thing still putting me off buying what otherwise looks like an excellent Camera - along with the X-T1 which suffers the same problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:43 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2301 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Sample images provided by DPR (it seems no matter which camera they test) are almost the worst one can find on the net, random in terms of composition and unappetising in terms of light.
For a much better idea on what T Type Leica lenses and imaging can do, take a look at the review at Red Dot Forum with heaps better and varied sample images taken with both kit lenses:
http://www.reddotforum.com/content.php/343-Leica-T-(Typ-701)-Review

Perhaps DPR reflects what the majority of its readers actual do with their cameras... :-)

"random in terms of composition and unappetising in terms of light."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 07:11 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2301 comments in total)
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topstuff: Amazing the inverted snobbery in play here. I simply cannot understand why people give Leica ( and their owners ) such a hard time for simply being a "premium brand".

Drive an Audi and most of the mechanics are shared with a VW. A new Bentley has much in common with a VW.

Anyone with a "prestige" car criticising a Leica is rather missing the point IMO.

Or does everyone on DP review reject "premium cars" and drive Korean? I bet they don't.

Yes, but the Audi that shares its floor plan and much of its mechanics with an equivalent VW doesn't have a 10x price premium over the VW. More like 10%...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:37 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)

Good to see they are still in the game. It is a potentially game changing technology, but only if done right, and still able to provide IQ that is on a par with conventional cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:54 UTC as 120th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (583 comments in total)

Any suggestion as to why the video quality from the X-T1 and the X-E2 is so poor?

Is it something that can be addressed in a firmware fix down the line, or is it something inherent in the sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 163rd comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (304 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: Can we please stop with the lower marks for bloody poor video!!! this site is called Digital Photography review, it you insist on scoring cameras down because of video make it a totally different section or start a Digital Video Review Site, i'm bored about the lengthy failings a camera his in its lack of video......

Well I can't be the only one who wants to take top quality stills AND top quality video, but not have to lug two separate cameras around.

I would seriously consider the X-E2 for its stills capability. But as long as the video is poor then it isn't even on my selection list.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
In reply to:

paul simon king: Hmm MY LR5.3 says there's nothing to upadte as it's up to date

*scratches bonce*...

same here

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 07:48 UTC
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