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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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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Jason Haven: I had a Canon Rebel XTi that I received that had some sort of mark, or air bubble in the glass when received. Something that wasn't on the surface, but I couldn't tell at the time. I sent it back to Canon (under warranty) and asked them to take care of it, but then they told me they couldn't, because it's in the glass, and then also said it wasn't covered by warranty because *I* somehow did that. Needless to say, it turned me off on Canon. I stayed with them for another camera longer because I was invested in the lenses, but yeah... never again, thanks.

Let's read the article again (or maybe a first time):

"I've talked to people at Canon about this issue and they are aggressively looking into it. It will take some time for them to figure out what the issue is, where it occurred, and what cameras might be affected. They're actively looking into the situation. They are NOT telling me, as some manufacturers do, that there is no problem."

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:39 UTC
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Michael MacGillivray: This nonsense has gone far enough. Consumers should be in revolt with camera companies, almost across the board. I'm expecting bad news when I buy new gear and guess what? I'm buying less.

Two suggested articles for DP Review would be a comparison of both the quality control records of individual companies and their customer service. Taking it a step further, it would be great if customer service ratings and QC issues could become part of full reviews and scores, several months out.

DPR reviewers certainly missed the oil spot problem on the Nikon D600 and it was left to a determined band of the camera's unfortunate owners to push the issue forward. The suggestion that quality control (hard as it may be to measure in some circumstances) be added as a core component of all reviews is an excellent one.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:31 UTC

"Cicala reports that Canon is aggressively looking into the issue and that it's being taken seriously by the manufacturer."

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 04:07 UTC as 113th comment
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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gskolenda: Canon, Listen UP!!

It would be wise for you to learn how a small company like Black Magic Design, has progressed into a very cool company, With there key drive being design!

This next Camera from them is going to make a serious dent into the market.
This the kind of forward thinking that people want to see Canon!

Your design is based on how can we give cutting edge features, and protect our other products profit margins, plus you can only ride that Lens program for so long!

Ok check this camera out, it is just outstanding! I already have mine on order.
Comes out in July, for $995.00 No, it does not have 4K, but, the 1080P form this camera is so good, it will trump 4K down reser's. See the specs.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicmicrocinemacamera

Stop advertising for Black Magic Design!

:)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 15:45 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen article (35 comments in total)

Beautiful work and a great continuing feature by DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:28 UTC as 8th comment
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Always amusing to see the crazy-town League of Canon Hating DPR Bias Conspiracy Theorists out in force. What is with you crack pots? Did Canon steal your lunch money? Dis-arrange your sock drawer? Sprinkle gluten on your rice crackers? Make you have a measles vaccine? Sheesh!

No cgarrad, if I said you thought you were a crack pot I would be speaking on behalf of others. When I say you are a crack pot I am speaking on behalf of myself. See the difference?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)

Always amusing to see the crazy-town League of Canon Hating DPR Bias Conspiracy Theorists out in force. What is with you crack pots? Did Canon steal your lunch money? Dis-arrange your sock drawer? Sprinkle gluten on your rice crackers? Make you have a measles vaccine? Sheesh!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:39 UTC as 65th comment | 6 replies
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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Fabio Amodeo: This machine addresses a problem that does not exist. I mean, nobody other than casual users needs a convergence camera. And casual users don't spend $2500 on an instrument. The rest of the market is made of photographers who know they could make video with their cameras, but don't care much about it, and videographers who could use photo cameras for their video, but have to add so many instruments to their 5D that the beast becomes hardly recognizable. They are different jobs with different needs (just think sound for video or lenses with shift and tilt or flash sync for photography) and the fact that they share some elements (lens, sensor, processor) is not a strong reason to invent a category that does not exist. The argument by DPR staff (if you are not interested, don't read it) is very unreal. When you do information, you're not only providing information bits, you're also building an agenda. And the DPR agenda says: convergence is coming, and it's important. Readers don't agree.

Your dislike of Canon is fine but it is your own. Please don't speak on behalf of others. You have no clue what your fellow DPR readers agree or disagree with.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:27 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I think the biggest problem I have is that Dpreview doesn’t understand its own audience. We simply don’t want to hear about this camera. It isn’t something that we would ever consider buying. We accept that you don’t EVER talk about products from RED or the high end Panasonic video cameras because we know that not many people here would ever buy those.

So why is this camera so special? What makes Dpreview think that their readers want to have this camera shoved in our face every couple of days. For once and for all. Stop pimping this camera to us. We get it that you think it is revolutionary. However, we simply don’t see it that way.

Canon stories consistently get the most comments on DPR because people are interested in Canon products. Keep up the great coverage.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:27 UTC
On Canon drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses article (58 comments in total)
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riveredger: It's funny that some of these lenses are priced higher than motorcycles. I mean, really!?

Yes, riveredger - you might be on to something. It is very suspicious how some things cost more than other things.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 18:22 UTC

This is an interview with corporate executives, not a deathbed confession. It is extraordinary that folks here would think the suits are going to spill their guts about their product's shortcomings in response to questions from journalists.

The piece, and similar interviews with the leaders of other camera companies, are still very interesting. You just have to read them with realistic expectations about how businesses operate and then parse out what information you can.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 13:13 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies

Interesting acknowledgement of Canon's 7D2. Hang in there friends, the D400 is coming.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 22:27 UTC as 135th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: Opinion: Overprized junk product!

Zeisschen, you own no Canon gear so why the obsession with the company? Are you okay? Or just 12?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 01:30 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)

This is a two for the price of one deal: a great opinion piece and a hilarious thread to follow it.

DPR: It is now confirmed, if you want to crazy up the comments section just write something about Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 18:59 UTC as 233rd comment | 3 replies
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)

What's this? A new product from Canon? Harumph. This won't do at all.

James, fetch me my cranky trousers. Immediately! Time to start complaining.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 56th comment

15 feet doesn't cut it if you want to record police behaviour from inside your car after they have pulled you over.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 13:01 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (326 comments in total)
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sierranvin: Nothing short of bizarre that dpreview's canikon worship has yielded a prompt, full review of this Nikon D7200 downscale echo model and never provided a full review of the Sony flagship APS-C the A77II. I opine that it stinks!

Sierra, I'm still waiting for the Canon 1DX review. Maybe we can form a support group.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:02 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (326 comments in total)

Why is it that this Nikon camera got a Silver Award but the similar recent offerings from Canon only got ... a Silver Award too.

Rats. I thought I had the basis for a most excellent conspiracy theory there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:00 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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