Paul B Jones

Paul B Jones

Lives in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Works as a Union
Joined on Mar 4, 2012
About me:

My plan is to take interesting bird photographs.

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The Clash!

That aside, I love these features, they put all the gear talk in context.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 16:56 UTC as 14th comment

8.64 lbs for the Canon 600 so Nikon comes in a bit lighter. Fantastic lens, fantastic time to be a bird photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 04:14 UTC as 33rd comment
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (221 comments in total)

Fa fa fa fa fa fabulous title.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 76th comment
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)

Not enough candy for the children.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 18:54 UTC as 63rd comment
On Readers' Showcase: Oscar Cwajbaum article (33 comments in total)

Little kid in number 15 rules. Interesting insights overall in to becoming a better photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 19:28 UTC as 19th comment

"Was this image taken with a DSLR or a mirrorless camera? If you can't tell from looking at the final image, does it matter?"

Not sure where the question is leading. The photo could have been taken with a smart phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:20 UTC as 153rd comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (568 comments in total)
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lacikuss: What is the target market for this camera? I just don't get it, I thought the G7x was a nice high quality portable p&s with a fast lens, what would I do with a unportable slow zoommed lens camera with soft IQ?

I agree. I bought the G7x for the reasons you list. Not sure who would want the G3x.

But then again, I'm not running the world's number one camera company so maybe there are a few things about the photography market that escape me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (568 comments in total)
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nikkornikon: I got a message from the President of Canon, Mr. Akihiro Canon and he wanted me to tell you all...If you don't like this camera, and it's over the top price, and no 4k, and our rather Old Dusty Sensor..or any up to date features on other cameras, then by all means, move along to Sony. Thanks...Mr. Akihiro Canon.

"Canon really needs to hire new engineers or fire the management that is keeping them behind."

Nekro, behind what? Sorry that the world is such a disappointment to you but Canon is the number one camera company.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 17:49 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (157 comments in total)

A number of bird watching friends carry these cameras to document sightings on their various expeditions. The results are quite impressive - if you don't look too closely and have normal-person (not Homo Dprensis) image quality expectations. I would definitely recommend a super-zoom for a bird/wildlife watcher who wanted to capture some good to very good snaps of things but was not interested in having more complex photography gear suck the joy out of every encounter with the natural world.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 21:08 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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bluevellet: R.I.P Canon

Then company continues to outsell everybody.

Well Celsus, there is you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 13:07 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: This Canon reminds me of Nokia churning out the same old gear while the newcomer steals their customers from under their nose.

Shame.

Canon ought to be blazing the innovation trail.

Nokia? Tell us again about Betamax and Vaio grandpa.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Tommygun45: This piece of crap will sell in droves this holiday season. Every person who knows nothing about how cameras work but wants to get a 'good' camera will go to Best Buy and be tricked into buying this thing. God the idiocy of the masses allowing corporations to be so lazy. This isn't how its supposed to work people!

Yup, you are a genius and the rest of the world is stupid. Good argument.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 20:58 UTC

These really are great videos that DPR is producing, as much about photography and photographers as any one particular product. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 39th comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)
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R Vaquero: Nobody has realised how ugly it is... For more than 3000 bucks they should have designed much better...

Seriously?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:53 UTC

Thanks for this review. As a photographer these field reports resonate with me more than lab tests.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 00:17 UTC as 18th comment
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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Viva Santo Nino: Why so many DSLR owners are angry with this report?

I think anyone who wants reliable information about camera sales should be angry with this report. I would be equally grumpy if Canon came out with a similar number torturing press release and DPR picked it up uncritically.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 16:20 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

Wow, click bait much DPR?

A more accurate headline would be "Sony press release cooks books to claim non-existent mirrorless sales surge".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 95th comment | 3 replies
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Gekneldeland: Well, I'm moving up from a 1100D (had it for 5 years now) so this looks pretty good.

The noise handling isn't as good as the 70D but not as bad as the 700D (yikes). I think it's priced pretty reasonable for what you get. Between the 70D and the 760D I save a few hundred dollars which could mean I'm a bit closer to a better tripod or flash unit, maybe even a proper ND filter for my 10-22mm.

My photography does not pay for itself. So I need to count my pennies.

There is a major bargain on the 760D here in my country. Better than even most second hand 70D prices! I'm still taking my time though.

The new trend/motivation seems to be to rather sell everything and go mirrorless. And every tech prophet on dpreview's comment section giving me this bleak and dark future of Canikon and DSLR's makes me wish I was born during the film age and died before digital. Things just seemed to be simpler.

I hate this place. Why do I come back? For sensation and drama I guess. Kind of weak I know.

I know what you mean. I was away for two weeks on a photography trip and I came back here and it is the same doom and gloom. DPR Is like an open coffin at a child's funeral I can't stop looking at.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 13:00 UTC
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nikkornikon: http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2015/05/01/canon-t6-sensor-flecks-how-big-an-issue-an-in-depth-look

Spots here also.

Interesting reference. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 10:53 UTC
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panpen: Canon? I forgot they are still in business

You "forgot" they were the camera sales leader? Better get that checked out.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 10:44 UTC
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