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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On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (460 comments in total)

Okay, a camera with a quality control problem that produces indistinguishable images from other cameras "destroys" said other cameras. Not DPR's finest headline moment.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 04:06 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)

D810. One of the all time great cameras.

Truly, we are blessed to be photographers at this time in history.

The current embarrassment of gear riches probably explains the relentlessly positive tone of discussion on DPR and the absence of incessant recreational complaining.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 29th comment
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)

Combines the human, gear and natural world elements of photography in an extraordinary way. Thanks DPR people.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 09:29 UTC as 21st comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (677 comments in total)
In reply to:

rallyfan: I didn't read the copy. I took a look at the images and they reinforce what a terrific little camera the Canon... SL is!

We're skipping this body. It fails to address any immediate need.

In two years, we'll see.

Who is this we of whom you speak?

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 04:29 UTC

At least they have profits to plunge.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 15:11 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (677 comments in total)
In reply to:

Aroart: This would be an awesome camera if it came out 5 yrs ago and If Sony and Nikon did not blow it away...

Is Nikon still in business? Good for them!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (677 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Could the reviewer be less enthused with this camera?
The stance he approached the review is almost palpable browsing through the "let's get on with it and head back home" images in the gallery.
The feeling I am getting from this review is a complete "meh-of-mehs!", in contrast with other online resources.
It is so much so, that I am now decided to get a loaner just to evaluate things for myself.
It is sad that after all these years, I am starting to get the feeling that I simply can't trust DPR anymore when it comes to evaluate Canon cameras.

I thought the tone of the reviewer was really positive.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (677 comments in total)

Nicely done review. I wonder if Canon is going to accelerate the life cycle of the 7DII to take advantage of their new sensor tech.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 164th comment
In reply to:

Patrick GEVAERT: I have it. I use it. It's a very good lens. Very sharp. Because of it's very wide angle you have to watch for flare while shooting in the direction of the sun. The lens renders his maximum optical rectilinear rendition used on a tripod.

And moon flare, as I noticed when recently trying a hand at astrophotography.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:54 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)
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filmrescue: I'm glad someone is making fantastic dual purpose affordable cameras with great IQ, dynamic range and features...because Canon certainly seems unwilling to do it. I know they can but instead they choose to once again cash in on brand loyalty. I feel there's only so many times they'll get away with that.

It's refreshing to read a skeptical take on Canon at DPR, for a change.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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Paul B Jones: If Canon developed a cure for cancer I would rather die than accept the treatment seems to be the attitude of a core group of DPR posterists. LOL.

Everlast, it was a metaphor (or maybe an analogy?). I don't think Canon is actually working on a cure for cancer. But if they were, and they discovered one, and it could save your life, I'm pretty sure you would turn it down.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 17:23 UTC

If Canon developed a cure for cancer I would rather die than accept the treatment seems to be the attitude of a core group of DPR posterists. LOL.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:59 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies

I really like flickr. I hope it survives.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 21st comment

The DRistas eat their own. Too funny.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 19:55 UTC as 55th comment
In reply to:

jbancroft1957: Pathetic! Not the camera, but the way us men (I'll give the ladies credit for having more sense), can get so worked up over a product release to the point we trade insults with each other.

Ease up folks and enjoy what you have. Others would.

Won yer a go eye cudnent evn spel cannone an now all eye dew ish camplain abut it.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:54 UTC
In reply to:

BlueBomberTurbo: Congrats, Canon! Welcome to 2010! :D

More like welcome to three and a half weeks ago when that gem of hilarity first appeared, to repeated again and again by the non-photographer crowd.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 00:05 UTC

Isn't anyone concerned about the implications of throwing thousands of professional Canon complainers out of work?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 21:55 UTC as 171st comment | 14 replies

Great video.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 02:44 UTC as 20th comment
On article Quick Look: Parallelism in Landscape Photography (110 comments in total)
In reply to:

oliver26n: Boy, dpreview has spent a lot of space peddling this guy's workshops, wonder why.

Oliver has just discovered the world isn't entirely fair. I guess we should cut him some slack.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 02:30 UTC
On article Quick Look: Parallelism in Landscape Photography (110 comments in total)

Parallelism. I learned something new. Thanks Erez and DPR.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 23:59 UTC as 15th comment
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