j900

j900

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On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (194 comments in total)

I guess Adobe knows what the photographic community as a whole thinks of their subscription business model...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 20:05 UTC as 36th comment | 8 replies
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mpgxsvcd: Saying nothing about something is better than saying something about nothing. Just ask Canon.

Seeing nothing is better than seeing impossible

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 19:40 UTC

Wow guys a CMOS sensor - the revolution is here indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 19:35 UTC as 49th comment
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)
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lol101: Wow!!

Five Powershot Compacts in one draw! And to think that some here thought that Canon was asleep at the wheel and then: BAM!! Five Powershots!!

Canon is on fire! What will they do next? Release an all new eos1250d with a 20mpix sensor... imagine that and the faces of Nikon's and Sony's CEOs... that would be huge!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Canon, Go!

I'd say yes it is sarcasm

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 15:18 UTC
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (71 comments in total)

My 2014 highlight is definitely the sony A77 II review.

Hey just kidding and happy new year!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 07:45 UTC as 37th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1230 comments in total)
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chrisP1: Thanks to DPR for comparing the shadow pushing abilities between different cameras. I don't care much about dxo numbers, but such simple tests just says it all. I still think the Canon 1dsIII from 2007 have the best low iso output from Canon dslr's, that is 7 years without improvements in this field!

I am surprised to see how many are in denial of this issue. When a site like DRP finally brings this to attention, someone at Canon got to listen. These sites and forums are our voice to companies like Canon.

I am definitely a better composer than exposer, and often I need to correct shots to my liking in post. According to some, I get the feeling that I may not be worthy to own a Canon. But I own two and a bunch of lenses, which I like to keep.

I really like Canon lenses a lot, and I am a little baffled that we still see great lenses being announced, without being accompanied by new great sensors. I sense the value of used C-lensed are going down, perhaps due to folks jumping ships?

+1

Exactly what i think - now that DPR exposed the issue very clearly, someone at canon should listen. No more "we make the best sensors" blabber please Mr Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 20:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1230 comments in total)
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oselimg: Dpreview is confirmed Nıkon/Sony endorser.

ten year ago as the 5d classic came out and canon was leading the pack people were bashing Dpreview for being canon endorsers. Truth is my friend, Dpr and other review sites endorse whoever is leading the race with their products. And it's sony and nikon now, not canon anymore

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1230 comments in total)
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deltaskyking: 10 frames per second - check
65 point wide viewfinder filling autofocus - check
Class leading fast autofocus - check
Pro level weather sealing - check
Excellent low light autofocus and image capture - check
Another B.S. "Silver Award" for Canon cameras from dpreview - check

Poor DR - check

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
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Joseph Black: Nice camera, or promising at least (despite the fact that it suffers from having menus, controls, and ergonomics deigned by Sony, and I know that is entirely subjective so ignore if you disagree), but at what point does image stabilization become the next megapixel war or whatever other spec. war one can think of? I'm sure there are plenty of circumstances where amazing IS is useful, but if you can shoot handheld at 1 second you'd better have a statue in your sights if you want a blur free image. It's another full frame camera and that's great for competition, but I don't see anything to get all in a tizzy about.
Buy a tripod ladies and gents. Seriously, it's one of the most necessary tools one can own. And if you want some serious IS right now on your camera get a monopod, too.

IBIS is much more than long exposures. On a hi-resolution FF you quickly get to see the camera shake - even more so on a small FF camera like the A7 where the shutter shock is a problem. With IBIS you can shoot 1/50s or 1/100s at 100mm and be 100% sure your shot will be pixel-sharp, even with 36 mpix.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:19 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (94 comments in total)

Not interesting - no on-sensor "see impossible" function.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 20:06 UTC as 18th comment
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j900: Hmmm. I paid for the upgrade this time, but for the first time I start to feel that the price is too high given the obvious lack of innovation.

Clearview does not work much better than a local contrast enhancement using USM or the Lightroom clarity slider.

Perspective is now a paying add-on while it used to be free. OK basic features are still free but the marketing strategy of $$ add-ons on a software that you already pay for has a name, and that name is greed, Mr. DxO.

Truth is, Dxo is more and more about marketing and less and less about innovation. The days are long gone where they used to innovate with tools such as Lighting.

The day they sell an unsharp mask filter as a "detailizer" I guess I'll stop being interested.

hmmm ok redoing my math with the correct price for viewpoint (79 euro) gives 278 euro so OK and apologies, Dxo is slightly less expensive while providing more features. Still it's a very weird way of doing things.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
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j900: Hmmm. I paid for the upgrade this time, but for the first time I start to feel that the price is too high given the obvious lack of innovation.

Clearview does not work much better than a local contrast enhancement using USM or the Lightroom clarity slider.

Perspective is now a paying add-on while it used to be free. OK basic features are still free but the marketing strategy of $$ add-ons on a software that you already pay for has a name, and that name is greed, Mr. DxO.

Truth is, Dxo is more and more about marketing and less and less about innovation. The days are long gone where they used to innovate with tools such as Lighting.

The day they sell an unsharp mask filter as a "detailizer" I guess I'll stop being interested.

@Olivier from DxO Labs

your points about Dxo still being innovation-driven are well taken. But I guess we'd like some reassurance about Dxo not being marketing driven, either.

Concerning Perspective, new customers are now charged what they would have been offered as part of the main package 1 year earlier. This just does not feel right.

And let's talk about the price point. If a new customer wants to match the functionality of the older Elite v9, he/she nows needs to dish out 199+129=328 euro, versus 299 last year (prices outside promo periods). Your argument about price point is just not valid either.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
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j900: Hmmm. I paid for the upgrade this time, but for the first time I start to feel that the price is too high given the obvious lack of innovation.

Clearview does not work much better than a local contrast enhancement using USM or the Lightroom clarity slider.

Perspective is now a paying add-on while it used to be free. OK basic features are still free but the marketing strategy of $$ add-ons on a software that you already pay for has a name, and that name is greed, Mr. DxO.

Truth is, Dxo is more and more about marketing and less and less about innovation. The days are long gone where they used to innovate with tools such as Lighting.

The day they sell an unsharp mask filter as a "detailizer" I guess I'll stop being interested.

@meanwhile

you need to pay for Viewpoint if you want perspective correction in Dxo 10 - used to be free in 9. And yes indeed, this is absolutely ridiculous given the rather weak software value of Viewpoint in itself. almost 80 bucks for stuff that ALL other RAW converters do for free, go figure.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 09:21 UTC

Hmmm. I paid for the upgrade this time, but for the first time I start to feel that the price is too high given the obvious lack of innovation.

Clearview does not work much better than a local contrast enhancement using USM or the Lightroom clarity slider.

Perspective is now a paying add-on while it used to be free. OK basic features are still free but the marketing strategy of $$ add-ons on a software that you already pay for has a name, and that name is greed, Mr. DxO.

Truth is, Dxo is more and more about marketing and less and less about innovation. The days are long gone where they used to innovate with tools such as Lighting.

The day they sell an unsharp mask filter as a "detailizer" I guess I'll stop being interested.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 10:05 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: 7DMkII being APSC is the only one now pushing into FF IQ territory
IQ in good 'low-light' (or high shutterspeeds in so-so ok light)

is slightly behind in IQ below Canon FF: 6D/5DMkIII, and action oriented 1DX

but will make anyone think twice about Nikon FF: D810/D610, Df, action oriented D4s, and maybe D750 (D750 a bit ahead of (2) APSC Samsung NX1, which is a bit ahead of (3) APSC Sony A77 II; tested on a French site)

It's really aimed at those who had previous 7D oriented for hi-cont fps sports/action/nature who found 1D-series out of reach, or too heavy/bulky, like 1DX (or D4s) and 5D/6D hi-cont fps too slow for such action. The old 7D was very noisy vs older non-action oriented Canon FF: 5DMkII

it definitely leads against all other APSC from all mfr wrt IQ for fast action hi-cont high shutter speeds in so-so ok light (no APSC is really good in lower light than FF)

meanwhile: the lower APSC 70D is better suited to Touch AF needs of budget Cine than hi-cont fps sports/action

man, talk about reality distortion fields...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 08:08 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Canon Powershot Premium Compact newer "later model" large zoom video (teaser*):

http://www.canon.nl/assets/videoplayers/video.html?bctid=3785004121001

(Canon NL)

*most have seen a similar (but not exactly same) Powershot G promo video but this has added a bit of Canon 'history promo' covering G1XMkII, G7X, and teaser of new model only shows up at the very end of the video clip (same as screen capture shown elsewhere)

The lens appears to follow pattern of an interchangeable zoom lens, rather than a fixed zoom lens.
Sensor size, to keep zoom compact, would have to be smaller, maybe 4/3" sensor.
If folks prefer G1X 1.5" sized sensor, then the interchangeable zoom will definitely be a "large zoom" for a Powershot.
If the sensor is smaller, like a m43, it will be a model that slots below G1X-series, but above G7X.
With an interchangeable "large zoom" compact, with 4/3" (or 2x crop) sensor (18x13.5), it could be an EOS-G mount, and adaptable to EOS-M lenses and EF lenses, too.

hhmmm...

@Photoman - not sure - the guy (or girl) is a terrible advocate, but maybe Canon marketing does not care. Given their recent output that's more than plausible :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 07:55 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Canon Powershot Premium Compact newer "later model" large zoom video (teaser*):

http://www.canon.nl/assets/videoplayers/video.html?bctid=3785004121001

(Canon NL)

*most have seen a similar (but not exactly same) Powershot G promo video but this has added a bit of Canon 'history promo' covering G1XMkII, G7X, and teaser of new model only shows up at the very end of the video clip (same as screen capture shown elsewhere)

The lens appears to follow pattern of an interchangeable zoom lens, rather than a fixed zoom lens.
Sensor size, to keep zoom compact, would have to be smaller, maybe 4/3" sensor.
If folks prefer G1X 1.5" sized sensor, then the interchangeable zoom will definitely be a "large zoom" for a Powershot.
If the sensor is smaller, like a m43, it will be a model that slots below G1X-series, but above G7X.
With an interchangeable "large zoom" compact, with 4/3" (or 2x crop) sensor (18x13.5), it could be an EOS-G mount, and adaptable to EOS-M lenses and EF lenses, too.

hhmmm...

Errr... what?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 20:48 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Neodp: Smart move would have been APS-C and FF mirror-less offerings, fast AF-C tracking, low light EVF (side mount RF-like), in body 4-axis 4 stop auto stabilization, silent shutter, 1/8000, new mount, inexpensive, light, f/1.8 primes (35mm 50mm, 85mm) with aperture and focus rings, low CA, no dist., included EF/EF-S AF/AE adapter. World class video. All lower priced.

But apparently they have no honor.

Ahem - Sony does that all, don't they? Except the low price of course.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 05:46 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: impossible?
use 2007/8 FF 5DMkII DR 14.0 EV sensor
or
use 2011/12 FF 5DMkIII DR 14.5 EV sensor

and expand firmware so ML (magic lantern hack) is no longer needed to fully access the DR 14.5 EV

re-arrange the image sensor data outputs fully (all pixel lines, no line alternating) for dual-(tri+)-ISO real-time capture (probably use newer DiG!C7 processor; 1 or 2)

stuff in dual-pixel on-sensor PDAF like 7DMkII (unless, 5DMkIII/1DX already has it ... but needs to be unlocked with firmware!!!)

hm, ok, unlock 4k, too

and voila, upgraded 5DMkIII C,... and 1DX C ... woops, they could do that with 1DC, too.

pity, no one has been able to look at Canon sensors to see if older EOS models have hidden (unannounced) on-sensor dual pixel PDAF (5DMkIII, 6D, 1DX/C)

no one needs SONY sensors, really.

just better processing of sensor data (includes sensor circuitry rewired for full unlocked dual-ISO capture like ARRI ALEXA DGA, except Canons handle low light hi-res better than any other mfr.

Is this English that you're speaking?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:34 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

seems that Canon needs to dish out a few bucks in PR in order to prove they're innovating. That tells a lot about their innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:29 UTC as 289th comment
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