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RedFox88

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mpgxsvcd: This camera has been delayed until May 10th now. Nothing like announcing a camera almost 3 months before it will actually ship. If it even ships then.

Nope. Amazon still says April 26

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
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DRNottage: The only thing Canon has done to advance the state-of-the-art in my opinion is develop dual-pixel AF. As a filmmaker, I actually used autofocus (!!) recently in a scene I shot with the 70D and STM 40 wide open to shift focus to several characters stacked within the frame. Worked flawlessly. And WAAY better than the system on the GH4. Still, no micro-focus adjustment on the Rebels make them a deal-breaker for me for serious still shooting. (And the 70D, with it's bounce flash underexposure issue, makes IT a pain for still shooting too. But that's why I have a 5DII and 50D- two of the most solid and reliable non-top-of-the-line Canons ever, imo.)

T6s doesn't have dual pixel sensor. That technology is more expensive to manufacture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 16:42 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (360 comments in total)

Can't believe you recommend the s5. I have it. Awb gives bluish tones and low light photos get detail smearing noise reduction. iPhone 6 does much better than the s5 at high ISO and colors.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 16:27 UTC as 81st comment
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)
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Sean65: If you're just sharing pictures online or maybe printing smaller photo books then this would be a great camera. My wife had the XF1 for a while and I'm still struck by how nice some of the images look when i'm going through the archives.

Just shoot jpeg and select an film sim' of choice and off you go.

WAY too many people take photography and cameras too seriously

No. You mean lots of people that post on here take their photo hobby too seriously. Most people that take photos don't take it seriously. They use the iPhones for all their photos.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 11:38 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)
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km25: X40 with improved processor, it is coming in the X-pro 2/XT-2. It will be able to handle 4k movies and/or better over all quialty. The only thing holding all this back is why just go to XZ 100, an X100T with the new processor and a zoom lens. Or make both. A one inch and a zoom on the X100T. Just think 4K in a Fuji!

Fujifilm not Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 11:35 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: Your troubles with white balance are interesting. Did you have a color temp meter with you to see what the actual color temp of the sky was when you were shooting?

As the lore and legend has it, 5400K was determined to be the color of daylight by recording the color temp of the sun at noon in Washington, DC every day between the summer and winter solstices and then averaging it.

In other words, if you were shooting the Fuji at higher elevations or latitudes or at a different time of year, then it is only natural that a Daylight white balance will be off. Or am I missing the nuances?

Are you seriously asking dpr if they know white balance temperature settings? Wow.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 11:34 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)
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TheWhiteDog: Comparing the scores of the X30 to the X20 the latter camera scores far higher in IQ. In this review the author says IQ(especially in RAW) is the same. I presume the X30 is being judged to a higher standard as time has increased expectations. That is fine but somewhere it should be mentioned that using the comparison tool is not always valid. Or change the ratings of older cameras to reflect the new standards. As for the review I feel it is, for the most part,, quite accurate. Having both cameras I feel the improvements made in the X30 are very substantial to the usability of the camera(finally polarizers are truly useful) and I really love mine. But if there is to be an X40, IQ will have to be improved, hopefully the rest will stay the same. But at a retail price now below $500 there is a lot of bang for the buck here.

Remember, 2/3" is the same size as 1/1.5" sensors. So it's barely bigger than the G16 image sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 11:32 UTC
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ewelch: So, I can store my 10 TB of photos in this? I'll retire before I can upload them all!

Nope. Say you have 10Mb/s upload (about 1 MB/s) that's 60 MB/min. 3.6GB/hr. Or about 70 weeks. Pays to do the math!

Better thing would be to delete all the junk photos and extra copies you've made. Lord knows you don't have 10 TB of good photos. There gotta be a lot if cap in 10 TB!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 02:02 UTC
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santamonica812: 12 bucks a year sounds great, even if used only as a third backup options.

I have about 9 TB of photos (RAW + TIFF & PSD). How do I get my photos from my computer to the cloud? Obviously, I can't upload them. . . by my rough calculations, that would take more than 6-8 months of continuous uploads (ie, 24 hours a day)--assuming that my upload speed stayed constant and at the advertised speed (hah!!!). In real life, probably about 18 months of doing this constant uploading, as I'll be using my computer to do other things at the same time.

I assume serious photographers will be uploading RAW and TIFF files, with JPGs used as images for web use only. So, I expect that pros, semi-pros, and serious amateurs will all have backups of 1 TB and higher. I'm not understanding the logistics . . . how are people managing to get such a huge volume of data uploaded in a reasonable time-frame????

Honestly why are you keeping tif? Waste of space!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 01:50 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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BobT3218: Who buys point and shoot cameras when phones are just as good? They should have put their design resources into real cameras.

Where is the phone with the 600 mm built in zoom lens? I'll wait. :D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 00:43 UTC
On Avaree at the tracks in the Strike a Pose challenge (17 comments in total)
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santamonica812: In terms of photographic skill, I think this is an easy 5.0. In terms of the model's ability, it's also a 5.0. But I'm not totally sure how well this fits into the challenge theme. For a theme of "Take your best model shot." or "Create a cover for a fitness magazine" challenge, I think this is a winner.

But the challenge rules seem to call for a photo that will make the viewer smile. Something "lighthearted." Your photo is a "Wow, that's really amazing" type of shot. But lighthearted?? Not at all.

When we all vote in December or January for "Best photos of the year," this image of yours will be in my top 5, I suspect. But (for me, at least), it doesn't work for this particular challenge.

Agreed. No model pose here it's dancing frozen and she has a scowl on her face. No smile.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 00:40 UTC
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justinwonnacott: Wrong attachment system ... no sale.

You don't use a ball head under a geared head. One or the other. A ball head is quick adjustment but coarse adjustment. Geared head is slow adjustment but very fine tune ability. I use the Manfrotto 420 geared head.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 22:17 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I am guessing that everyone in the Dpreview office is crowded around just waiting for the comments to roll in. This interview is a gold mine for them. They couldn’t have wished for a better interview even if they had scripted it.

The bile seems to mostly come from m43 fanbois. Bile spewing is often from those with lower real self esteem. As noted by studies showing youth have a high outward opinion of themselves but low internal self esteem which reverses as people grow older and mature.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:40 UTC
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Aur: I think some people miss the point of 4k, including canon. I don't have a 4k system, I don't have a 4k TV, I can't show 4k to friends who don't have it.

BUT, I can crop 4k in my video software, I can zoom in on parts of my video, and still remain at 1080p, the fact you can do this is amazing. It allows you to have a 2x zoom in 1080P without any loss of quality.

And the market for people who have time to edit their videos is a very small percentage of video users. Video users are a small percentage of photo users. Market is small. Have any video tools in the cam or phone if you want people to do more with their vids.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: No one seems to ever mention that despite Canon’s announcements of new products early last month we are still 2-3 months out from seeing those products on shelves. Olympus announced a camera with the capability to shoot 60+ megapixel images at about the same time and yet I have had that camera in my hands for 3 weeks now.

Canon has had a history of announcing things WAY before they are ever finished and then delaying them again when they can’t meet their initial deadline. I wouldn’t be surprised if the 5Ds and 5Dr aren’t here until closer to the end of the summer.

A 60 mp image? Gimmick. Just like the old Fujifilm cams that claimed 12MP when it was really 6.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:23 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I have to commend Dpreview on this interview. Most interviewers wouldn’t dare ask the questions that were asked here. Most companies would just answer no comment or give a very generic response like “We are working on that but I can’t talk about future products”.

This guy gives his own personal opinion several times. He should know that some people won’t care that he said it is his own opinion. He is there representing Canon so some people are going to attribute his opinions to Canon.

His comments are just too off the wall to be a translation issue. Simply put. He thinks Canon is doing everything correctly. Only time will tell if his customers think the same thing.

No one giving a public statement should ever give the notion of weakness or uncertainty in a way it makes the company or its leadership look bad.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Here is how he could have answered these questions and made the company look so much better than he did.

“Canon offered a maximum pixel count of ~22MP for seven years before the launch of the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Why did it take that long to increase resolution?”

We believe that the other companies chased the megapixel war too soon. Their initial high megapixel cameras did not offer the image quality that we believe our lower megapixel cameras offered. Now we have developed the technology to get great image quality despite having more megapixels than any other full frame DSLR on the market today. Now we see it as they are trying to catch up to us.

“You must watch the industry very closely - what did you learn from watching Sony and Nikon go before you, in terms of offering higher resolutions?

We didn’t want to copy anything they did. We wanted to innovate beyond what they were capable of doing. We have done that with our new 5Ds and 5Dr.

Wrong. The interviewee answered correctly. The design and make a mirrorless model but one country chooses not to sell It. Saying it's not worth the r&d costs would be a lie since they just announced a new model!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:19 UTC
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justinwonnacott: Wrong attachment system ... no sale.

You buy quick release plates.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 22:55 UTC
On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (194 comments in total)

LOL it's huge! If you're going to get something that size you'd be beer off with a small dslr with a 18-300 lens. Better IQ in the end even after cropping.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 23:41 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (492 comments in total)
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Photato: Apple is now hanging billboard advertisements around the world including some dramatic large billboards on the side of skyscrapers.
All Shot with 8MP iPhone 6.
Goes to show that 12MP is too low. lol

...because you can't enjoy a 8"x10" print from across the room.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 01:58 UTC
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