Dylthedog

Dylthedog

Lives in United Kingdom Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (137 comments in total)

April fool anyone? :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 17:30 UTC as 82nd comment

Nice idea from Canon. Makes for a lower cost backup if you're used to xD or xxD cameras and provides a platform to step up to them for xxxD users from a familiarity perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 6th comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)
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dwill23: I LOVED the EOS M. The size, weight, and image quality were truly awesome. People put too much emphasis on the AF, sadly because review sites like this had a pre-hung-jury before it could get into consumer's hands.

It was a great camera. Period. It took excellent photos. Period.

But, AF and Video performance on other cameras eclipsed the EOS M.

I can only assume the EOS M did so poorly in the US, that's why Canon didn't bring the EOS M2 or M3 to the US.

Well Canon, you fixed the video and the focus, so I'll take one!

This hurts Canon so much in the mirrosless segment that there must be another reason. Maybe they know people in the US can shell out the money for a small compact and an SLR and don't want one that comes close to doing both.

This slew of cameras is not enough to save troubled Canon. This is good news; they'll have to do better soon.

I'm hanging on to a few lenses and a 70D... but maybe not for long. (I used to have EOS 1s and all L's).

Time will tell.

@Plastek getting a large sensor compact carries no autofocus speed guarantee and depending on what you shoot, autofocus is a huge differentiator. Look at how Canon has historically segmented it's DSLR market with autofocus capabilities.

Plus most of large sensor cameras are fixed focal length at APSC size or you are looking at a M43 or a 1inch sensor.

Having used Sony and Canon 1 inch sensor cameras, there is a grand canyon sized gap between them and mirrorless cameras from Oly and Panasonic in autofocus speed. I've not used an LX100, so maybe that is OK.

I'd be interested in a large sensor zoom lens compact that got close to the leading mirrorless autofocus speed - please enlighten us which compact camera we can side-ways step from?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)
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dwill23: I LOVED the EOS M. The size, weight, and image quality were truly awesome. People put too much emphasis on the AF, sadly because review sites like this had a pre-hung-jury before it could get into consumer's hands.

It was a great camera. Period. It took excellent photos. Period.

But, AF and Video performance on other cameras eclipsed the EOS M.

I can only assume the EOS M did so poorly in the US, that's why Canon didn't bring the EOS M2 or M3 to the US.

Well Canon, you fixed the video and the focus, so I'll take one!

This hurts Canon so much in the mirrosless segment that there must be another reason. Maybe they know people in the US can shell out the money for a small compact and an SLR and don't want one that comes close to doing both.

This slew of cameras is not enough to save troubled Canon. This is good news; they'll have to do better soon.

I'm hanging on to a few lenses and a 70D... but maybe not for long. (I used to have EOS 1s and all L's).

Time will tell.

The world is a competitive place and focus speed is important. It's one of the reasons many people step up from a compact to mirrorless.

Don't blame review sites, they didn't lie. When it came out other mirrorless manufacturers were already producing cameras faster to acquire focus than DSLR's, with the other missing features you mention.

I'm a Canon user myself with a big glass investment but I do get the impression they rely on brand perception a little too much in quite a few areas.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (551 comments in total)

It looks relatively large to me and because it's APSC, lenses still need to be close in size to the EF-S line or they will be optically compromised.

So, why choose this over one of the now relatively compact regular Canon DSLR's? Or dare I say a Sony RX100mk3 which is more compact, has an EVF and fixed lens-wise of course, but given the current range of optics for this Canon, is that such a big deal?

Say what you like about M43, the 2x crop delivers most of what you get from APSC and you get much smaller bodies and lenses, which I think is the point of this category. Or did I miss something?

It would be nice to see Canon properly go for this market instead the DSLR King Kanute stance they are taking at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:10 UTC as 75th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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Fish Tank: PLEASE do not take this as a Sony fan-boy rant - I graduated over to SONY after getting entrenched in/used to the Minolta system, and quite appreciate all cameras for their own merits - but this is a serious question. Are any of you Canon users disturbed by the lack of care Canon seems to have for things even as simple as the rear view screen? How long has Canon been using the flush-mount viewfinder/screen? I own the a77, and find the multi-hinged screen a pure joy to work with, and though some may call it unnecessary, one really can't say that unless you have used it. Even a simple flip down and around screen that is offered on many compacts and P&S cameras is extremely useful for overhead shots, or foot-level shooting (and of course the nauseating selfies). As an outsider it seems that Canon is doing the least amount it can for its users based even on that ONE simple bonus feature. I look at Canon bodies and I see "good-enough" thinking, not "forward".

@armandino - I'm a big fan of right tool for the job and I'm not a pro but if I were, I' certainly be using the Canon more. Though there is an increasing number of serious pro's shooting with Olympus these days.

Interesting analogy of yours though - 'smaller camera, must be a hobbit'. Your logic dictates that because you have a big camera, you must big and sausage fingered. If you ever need help pressing the your ISO button give me a shout.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 09:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 comments in total)
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Fish Tank: PLEASE do not take this as a Sony fan-boy rant - I graduated over to SONY after getting entrenched in/used to the Minolta system, and quite appreciate all cameras for their own merits - but this is a serious question. Are any of you Canon users disturbed by the lack of care Canon seems to have for things even as simple as the rear view screen? How long has Canon been using the flush-mount viewfinder/screen? I own the a77, and find the multi-hinged screen a pure joy to work with, and though some may call it unnecessary, one really can't say that unless you have used it. Even a simple flip down and around screen that is offered on many compacts and P&S cameras is extremely useful for overhead shots, or foot-level shooting (and of course the nauseating selfies). As an outsider it seems that Canon is doing the least amount it can for its users based even on that ONE simple bonus feature. I look at Canon bodies and I see "good-enough" thinking, not "forward".

I bought into Canon when they used to innovate, their sensors were the only game in town if you wanted decent results from digital back then.

Since then they just seem to do a bare minimum and segment markets by feature to such an extent that they alienate users that invest in their system.

They do have a challenge to be fair to them - just look at all the complaints on this thread. Whatever they do, people complain. That said, quite a bit of it is often justified. In the 5Ds/sr case I think the purpose of the camera has been largely missed. The s monika in Canon speak has always referred to 'Studio'.

I won't be interested in another Canon body until they catch up with (but preferably exceed) current competitors dynamic range and produce a 5D level product around the 20-30mp range that does 4k video with autofocus like the M43 community benefit from.

Until then my Canon lenses will sit with my 5Dmk3, seldom used, with my Olympus gear getting the bulk of my attention.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 20:54 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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mantra: hi
would like to know about the other brands , like nikon ,sony ,pentax and olympus

if someone can share i would appreciate to understand the future of the dsrl

thanks

Try the m43 rumors website - they regularly post market data, not just for m43. There are sister sites for Sony and others, too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 09:22 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (398 comments in total)
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vroger1: The reviews mirror what other sites have stated. It never ceases to amaze me that a company such as Leica could turn out a product which is so esoteric. I don't believe I have ever seen one in use. This problem is not strictly Leica's. Canon has for years striven to produce digicams with wide appeal but always leave something out- be it a viewfinder (Optical or EVF) or a fast lens. The only company in solely my opinion, which has time and again succeeded in bringing out digicams with the widest possible appeal is Panasonic.

Surely you mean that you hope they improve on the AF on the RX1 as the RX2 isn't out yet?

Given this review, it sounds like it doesn't have much to beat on the AF front.

Even if it's the same, it's still full frame vs a crop and for me (I have a FF DSLR and M43 system) that will probably offer more scope for use over another crop system.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 20:42 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (398 comments in total)
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vroger1: The reviews mirror what other sites have stated. It never ceases to amaze me that a company such as Leica could turn out a product which is so esoteric. I don't believe I have ever seen one in use. This problem is not strictly Leica's. Canon has for years striven to produce digicams with wide appeal but always leave something out- be it a viewfinder (Optical or EVF) or a fast lens. The only company in solely my opinion, which has time and again succeeded in bringing out digicams with the widest possible appeal is Panasonic.

I was thinking about this camera and my opinion is dented if I'm honest. The Sony RX1 now tops my list, but maybe I'll see what the RX2 is like.

I love using my wife's RX100 mkII so Im sure I will like the full frame RX.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 07:45 UTC

My two favourite pastimes combined much better than I ever have. What an amazing trip and thanks for your gift of sharing!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 16:04 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Marketing drives interest TO news. It isn't news in itself for crying out loud.

Come on Canon, sort yourselves out!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 256th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)
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jaxson: The English meaning of the last line just isn't right.

We see THE impossible would mean Canon are able to do what others can't.

We see impossible alone means Canons development team can't find a solution to the problem, that it's still impossible.

It's just not the message they think they're saying.

Haha spot on. The english is correct - they can't invent anything new so competing is impossible.

I'd laugh a little harder but I have a decent investment in Canon stuff which started back when they were actually the leader. Hard to believe now, I know!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:30 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review preview (34 comments in total)

Anyone used this and the new Leica X type 113? I'd be interested to hear what you thought. I was looking at the Leica and found this but clearly the Leica delivers only APSC/16MP but it does cost less (there's something you don't hear often!!).

I've always fancied a Leica but will go with better performance if justified, which on spec the Sony seems to do...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6 Plus post (35 comments in total)
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LarryLatchkey: "Apple set gold standard for smartphone image quality."

Well, the autofocus speed, the only clear advantage, is not really defining image quality, is it?

Personally I find a sharp photo is normally the defining quality factor over a blurred one...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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kona_moon: f/1.8-2.8 sounds impressive, but when you look at the plot of equivalent f-stop for the entire zoom range, it is almost a constant f/2.8 from 30mm up. Still, tempting.

The MKII is the same with the places where it hits 1.8 - but instead of 2.8 after that early wide zone it's quickly 3.8 or worse, 4.9!

My wife has a MKII and I love using it but I always say to her I wished it had a more constant maximum aperture. The MKIII looks to address a lot of things on my wish list. Nice machine.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (499 comments in total)

I hope they do a firmware update for the E-PL5 as well...

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 11:43 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Interesting selection - the perception of photos is definitely changing. I'm struggling with #7 as the winner for landscapes though.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 12:08 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (222 comments in total)
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wilsonlaidlaw: The car is a Morris 8 but all the pictures are great. Very nostalgic. I wish I had some of my dad’s colour photos from 1938 to 66 of Scotland and his various trips to Europe but my mother threw them all away when she moved house in 1971. Wilson

That's sad - pictures tell stories through the generations. You'd better make up for it ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:06 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (222 comments in total)
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graybalanced: These are fantastic. Having done some projects like this, there is definitely some fun to be had finding the locations today (no GPS metadata) and coming up with Then and Now views. Thank you for adding that to the slide show.

While some in the comments talk about loving film, the color shifts that still exist in these after correction show just why I have no nostalgia for film. It doesn't take much time or much of a shift in environment to lose the original colors. If these had been in the samples gallery for the latest Sony/Fuji/etc, the camera would have been hanged in the forums.

Colors in digital files could conceivably be printed as true as the day they were taken, indefinitely into the future, the only requirement is migrating images in standard formats to current media. And that's not even talking about scratches, dust, and mold. Long live digital!

I hope your descendants have electricity and suitable technology after the apocalypse/virus/asteroid strike :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
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