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I can see trump wanting this in short order.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 22:52 UTC as 140th comment | 2 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (334 comments in total)
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Max Iso: My first inclination is to scoff at the 9 pt AF system, but considering you get a $200 lens with it, essentially paying $300 for this camera isn't as bad. I'd still rather buy an older model (7D, D7000, D300) for barely more, but owell.

there's nothing wrong with that 18-55 .. it's actually quite the little bang for the buck lens.

the A6300 ships with the 16-50 pancake..

and that thing is basically the bottom of a coke bottle.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (334 comments in total)
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mosc: I learned more from the comments than I did in the article. The T6 is just a T5 with wifi, digic 4+ (which brings ISO expanded 12,800 with it) and a less archaic rear screen. Am I missing anything? Even a small anything?

The Pentax S2 is a remarkable little beast though. It really seems to dominate this segment.

this is a camera that after a time, canon will sell from around 250 USD kit price refurbished to around 350 bucks new.

I think people also tend to forget in alot of areas in the world .. the difference of 200-300 bucks for a camera is a big thing.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Plus, Sandisk (as well as Samsung and other major brand name cards out there) has been proven in many tests and studies to be reliable, so again I'm sticking with this is a CANON software/hardware problem, not the card. I wouldn't be surprised if it happens with Lexar, Samsungs, and other CF cards (particularly the low-speed cards).

just how many CFAST 2.0 cards are in use out there in cameras for you to stake that claim?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (334 comments in total)
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Interestingness: I have a tween daughter that has a birthday next month and she wants a camera. Dad shoots with a Canon, and her friends parents have Canon's. She's young, it will probably be dropped and broken before it ever wears out and if it doesn't get stolen or left behind somewhere, there is a good chance it will suffer water damage from the pool.

You guys that are OBVIOUSLY pro's based on your well thought out comments (and those amazing galleries and personal webpages you hold) are totally correct - instead of buying her something like this I should drop $10k+ on the latest and greatest full framer and a bagful of lenses, right?

Dumbasses. Every time I read the comments here my IQ goes just that much lower.

people suggest used,etc .. however there's warranties to consider as well.

of course if you are in the USA and have to use precision camera as your warranty repair, maybe that's why some feel that buying used is a better choice.

whatever gets her interested in photography and enjoying the camera and using it.. who the hell cares what it is?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (334 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Just a friendly warning to budget conscious DSLR buyers.... if you are on a very tight budget then you might be better off buying a high end fixed lens camera. Even if it is used, or an older model.

The whole point of interchangeable lenses is "buying more lenses" and most decent lenses cost more than this camera does. If your budget doesn't allow for additional lenses, then why do you need an ILC?

I think ILCs have been oversold. People who don't need them are buying them, and they may never need the ability to swap out lenses. Bottom line.... buy what you need, not what everyone else tells you to buy.

Marty4650

I totally disagree with the lens prices you are alluding to.

The EF-S STM line is very economical. not to mention the canon used market is huge and active, and then you have friends and family with cameras,etc,etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 00:25 UTC
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jmey26: "The statement makes very clear that the problem is caused by SanDisk's cards, not by the camera. Canon says it may issue a firmware update in early July to address the problem."

Ok so if its not Canon's problem how come they seem to have a fix coming?

because it's not something they can fix. they'd have to break their own protocols to make something of sigma's work.

sigma also falsely reports itself to the camera exasperating the issue.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
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Dragonrider: The problem is Western Digital really put a micro hard drive in those SanDisk CFast cards and it takes a while to spool down :-).

lol .. I remember those microdrives!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:10 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Canon should have used UHS-II SDXC slots. The 2000x UHS-II SDXC cards are very reliable and more than fast enough with much lower cost.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1191363-REG/lexar_lsd128crbna2000r_pro_2000x_uhs_2.html

more than fast enough?

4K at 60 fps is something like 800mb/sec

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:08 UTC
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noflashplease: Uh huh. It's not Canon's problem, but Canon is correcting it with a firmware in early July? Unless SanDisk is writing code in Canon's firmware for them, I'd definitely say it's Canon's problem.

wear leveling happens behind the scenes.

it's difficult to say if the camera would have knowledge that sandisk is moving blocks around.

then it powers down quickly.

in theory it shouldn't be a problem.

or sandisk is reporting that a write has completed, when it's still in temporary volatile cache.

I'm also curious on where the heck are all these cameras that use CFAST 2.0 like some are blathering on about..

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:07 UTC

so basically they aren't making cameras that no one wants to buy anyways?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 01:17 UTC as 8th comment
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photomedium: They are fixing it, it's all good. Anyways, sandisk cards are just fine.
No need for Canon to play the blame game.

works fine with lexar,etc ..

not with sandisk..

and it's a blame game?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
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steelhead3: Looks like Canon is having trouble moving into this century with memory media also, should have gone with Sony's XQD cards.

the Sony QXD cards that sony doesn't use in their cameras?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (474 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: Then why the double hockey sticks is DPR giving it a 91%? This is unacceptable. Either wait out all the fixes and then do the full review or rate it with all the broken crap.

for the same reason the A6300 got a gold for stating it has full 14 bit raw output.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
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zodiacfml: I can't stop thinking about that APS-H camera. I wonder what is the price premium. $100 over this is reasonable. Around $200 is quite hard to accept and I feel will be Sigma's strategy.

I wonder how bad the vignetting is for various lenses.

@zodiacfml .. ummm. no.

@lesnapanda .. that's really my guess as well.

also yeah .. depending how long the global impact of brexit lasts, it could have a impact on it for sure.

I'm sure we'll see new releases from canon and nikon start to jump up in MSRP over in NA.

then there's trump.. lol.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 15:17 UTC

this is alot less than I was expecting I was thinking more 1500 and 2500 for the asp-c and aps-h model respectively. especially considering that for sigma, it's foveon bodies are simply hobbies for their main lines of businesses.

while I'm not that interested in the APS-C model, this gives me hope that I won't have to sell a first born for the APS-H one.

at this price, it almost gets me interested in the aps-c model and something like the 17-70mm.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 15:15 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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deep7: The rate of comments on this news story suggest Hasselblad may well sell a good number of these cameras - and they deserve to! Great design, competitive price, proven sensor. I really like what they have done.

The two current lenses fall into focal length "holes" for me, though I understand many people are happy with the field of view of that 45mm. However, I like the balance of size/speed they have chosen.

My own preferences run to smaller bodies with zoom lenses but I do like the idea of heading out for the day with one of these and a 60-65mm lens and just having fun. It will be interesting to see how lens development proceeds.

they'll probably sell one per comment

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: How will it fare compared to 5Ds?

I guess you entirely missed the point .. try reading that again Teila.

I'd love to know what system you shoot with that doesn't require optics.

right now that has two, and only two.

and if you blow whites on a full frame sensor, the problem is the photographer, the raw processor, and not the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: BTW I'm assuming it's the same sensor as the Pentax 645Z, so you can compare DR right now...
http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%205DS%20R,Nikon%20D810,Pentax%20645Z

actually it should be less than the Pentax 645z since the sensor is running all the time, that will add some latent noise due to thermal conditions.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Johannes Leitner: So who is the first who builds an adaptor with integrated leaf shutter for Canon, Nikon, or Schneider tilt shift lenses ?

it's actually not a bad idea.

it's probably the ONLY way you'll get a 17mm prime on this sucker.

use the 17mm TSE with no movements and use it as a prime.

it should have a big enough imaging circle.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
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