007peter

007peter

Lives in United States Irvine (and Taiwan), CA, United States
Works as a Medical Nurse
Joined on Feb 28, 2006

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Just a Photographer: "If Canon is so frightened of cannibalizing its own entry-level DSLRs it could have participated in the mirrorless market with a camera that wouldn't compete with them."

Canon is playing it stupid here - Cannibalizing your own market is still always better then to be eaten by your competitors.

Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras are here to stay. They won't disappear because Canon or Nikon refuses to seriously enter that marketsegment.

As a matter of fact the longer Canon and Nikon will be waiting, the more people will switch to either Sony or Fuji. Two major players in the MILC market that do take these cameras seriously. While Sony might have cameras with better sensors, Fuji is building up (and now already has) a very strong lens line-up that can easily compete with Canons L-Lenses and Nikon's goldring lenses.

IMHO If Canon took mirrorless more seriously I don't think I would have switched brands. Their unwillingness to take this market seriously will hurt them in the end.

Most sensible post

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:31 UTC
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Roshni: Personally, I think the M2 is an absolute gem of a camera. The M3 is not.

Here is my reasoning: The M2 is a fantastic mini camera for grab and shoot shots when out and about - using the M lenses, but with the adapter can be used with the whole range of Canon lens (assuming it can drive them all unlike the Low end Nikon DSLR cameras) . Small, light, point, (maybe swipe or two) click (or point), back on the bike.

For real photos grab your big canon... See the Ms don't need and EVF, it's not what it is for, but people want the M to be like their SLR so canon take away the pure simplicity and ruin it's niche. It's gone from being a sturdy small brick to being a delicate heavy one.

Where Canon went wrong was not encouraging DP review to do a Review on the M2 - because it is a fabulous niche camera that deserved a lot more recognition that it got.

@AbrasiveReducer. That is why M3 is so much better than M1/M2. It has both Build-in Flash for portability as well as HOTSHOE. You have the best of both world with M3

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 02:53 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: Looks great - as an original M owner I think this will turn out to be an excellent go everywhere Canon, despite what all the haters say.

Nobody hate M3. Just about everyone agree that its a HUGE IMPROVEMENT. What we're upset is that Canon isn't selling the camera to the American. Nothing less, but also nothing more. We love the M3, but disappointed by the stupid No Sale for USA decision.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 19:11 UTC
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Roshni: Personally, I think the M2 is an absolute gem of a camera. The M3 is not.

Here is my reasoning: The M2 is a fantastic mini camera for grab and shoot shots when out and about - using the M lenses, but with the adapter can be used with the whole range of Canon lens (assuming it can drive them all unlike the Low end Nikon DSLR cameras) . Small, light, point, (maybe swipe or two) click (or point), back on the bike.

For real photos grab your big canon... See the Ms don't need and EVF, it's not what it is for, but people want the M to be like their SLR so canon take away the pure simplicity and ruin it's niche. It's gone from being a sturdy small brick to being a delicate heavy one.

Where Canon went wrong was not encouraging DP review to do a Review on the M2 - because it is a fabulous niche camera that deserved a lot more recognition that it got.

M3 isn't that much bigger than M2. The biggest physical difference is the deeper GRIP, which is an welcome change. The AF speed is quoted as 6.1x that of M1, or about 3x faster than M2.

M3 is actually much smaller than both M1 and M2 considering that M1 + M2 requires a bulky External ex90 flash. M3 has a a "BUILD-IN FLASH" and is much smaller & lighter overall. I have M1 + 90ex flash, and I much rather have M3 build-in flash to reduce size/weight

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Well, I for one am pleased to see the M3 - no its not a GH4 nor a A7 - of course Canon will not allow it to be until they elect to go for the mirroless market fully at which point I have no fears that they could take the market… I have two EOS-M's - which most people seem to HATE having never actually used one. Be even better if the M3 is another sales flop - £199 inc kit lens - Oh yes - bring it on! Note - DPR - NO FLARE ISSUES !

Most people who HATE "M" never owned one. I bought M because of discount, but I endup loving so much that I rarely used my Canon + Nikon DSLR anymore. I sold off all my canon dslr, and my Nikon DSLR will be up for sales shortly.
Yes, the AF is slow, but there is Touch-screen-Shutter that can be focus in fraction of a second: just manually select you focus and camera snap the photo. Focus speed is actually a none-issue. But you have to OWN ONE to appreciate it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 00:13 UTC
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Bill Bentley: T6s looks nice enough. But when, oh when, will Canon finally drop the Rebel name? Just go with 760D worldwide for crying out loud.

Exactly, the "Rebel" name after Andri Aggassi back in 1990 is rather embarrassing. "Rebel" get no respect among the PRO. Just drop the stupid name please.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)
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telefunk: Looks very promising. Much better layout than the Sony A6000: bigger screen, dedicated exp. compensation dial, integrated flash... More of a photographers camera. Now if only it would focus! The A6000 was hopeless at focussing, not sure the M3 will do better.
And where is the Canon compact 16-50 kit lens?

A6000 has great Daylight PDAF focusing. The problem is that A6000 revert 100% to CDAF in low light, resulting in AF all over the place when light is low.
This is the only area where M (with touchscreen) is better than A6000 w/o touchscreen. When lights get low and AF become inconsistent, I simply use Touch-screen Focusing to snap my photo instantly. I wish Sony put a touchscreen in A6100

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)
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Atsyn: I dont see the point of this EOS M compared to µ43, fuji or sony mirroless...

@brudy. Not True Anymore. While M has better High Iso than "OLD" m43 (Gh2, GX1, E-PM1 etc...) it has FALLEN BEHIND newer M43 like (Gh4, EM1, EM10, or E-PM2).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (385 comments in total)
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phazelag: So Panasonic makes the LX100, FZ1000, GH4, and GM5 all of which are innovative and they make one camera with one feature possibly aimed at a younger market and people act like its a photography apocalypse is happening.

I have been told the photography doomsday has been here since I was 16 years old with my Minolta X370. These days any young whipper snapper with a disposable kodak can take photos. What will the world do with "real" photographers!

OMG with a flip screen people will actually be able to take photos of themselves to remember important moments. Whats next robotic cameras that follow us around with their helicopter wings? Oh yeah we have those too.

@brownie314 | Well said. Most people take photograph as a documentation. Being in the photograph @the scene (when travel) is more important than taking a photo of that scene (without people in them).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (385 comments in total)
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whyamihere: I like the adorable grumpiness and lack of awareness of the anti-selfie, anti-social media crowd. It's as if nobody in the history of the world ever photographed (or painted, or sketched) a self-portrait, published that picture in a public location for all to see (like an art gallery, or an online portfolio), or shared their photos with friends and family (photo albums, 35mm slide shows).

It's not narcissism. It's the same thing as before, just in a form you're all uncomfortable with because you don't know how it works.

Well Said. I was a SELFIE HATER ( I still don't know why), but after vacationing in Asia, I'm sold on the SELFIE idea. Now, I'm in a market for a Selfie Camera with a Flippy LCD.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 23:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (385 comments in total)
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Gesture: Neat Camera. Panasonic gets it. Except this should sell at $325.

I agree. Love the GF7 (selfie), but it is way overpriced. I might buy a last year's GF6, or older Olympus E-PL5, or Sony NEX 3N that offer similar Selfie screen for less

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)
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straylightrun: I reckon this will sell better than the Olympus E-PL7.

Yes, Olympus E-PL7 flipped the Wrong Direction. You can't attach a Selfie Stick (through tripod mount) without blocking the LCD. So this Fuji, is the better solution

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:24 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)
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Summi Luchs: Do selfie-shooters still use cameras ?

Funny, but look @it from the selfie-generation point of view. Any camera that cannot show 180 degree Selfie is useless. Camera maker need THIS kind of camera for the new selfie-generation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:23 UTC

Panasonic hits a home run this year and last year. The GH4 is a stunning achievement as a Film/Photo hybrid, then Panasonic release a FZ1000 super-zoom fitting a lens that almost seem impossible. Now Panasonic managed to squeeze in a 24-75/1.8 ~ 2.8 lens into a Micro43 sensor camera that is no bigger than a GX-7, what's more its stunningly cheap when compare to buying an M43 camera + Panasonic 12-35/2.8. Good Job Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I know everyone thinks I will pile on this camera, but I won’t. There is no need for that. Even Canon loyalists can see the lack of ingenuity here. However, what some people may not realize is that this camera will still sell.

The Canon name is still strong enough to sell this camera to people who simply don’t care about video, or touch screens, or ridiculous low light shooting. Those people who already have a bag full of Canon glass will stick with Canon till the very end.

And the truth is that they will probably take great photographs with this camera. It will suit their needs and they probably won’t ever consider buying another camera after this. That is the most important point.

This will probably be the last Canon A-PSC camera that sells simply because of the Canon name. Canon diehards will have the camera they can live with for the rest of their life and new potential Canon customers will be scared away by their high prices and lack of innovation.

Very Sad day for Canon.

7D will sell because of C A N O N band name. That is about it

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:40 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (595 comments in total)

Impressive, but with only a $100 difference between A6000 vs A5100. It look like a bad value. Perhaps, Sony should have sold the A5100 with $200 below A6000.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 04:45 UTC as 168th comment | 2 replies
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BarnET: Canon's camera releases from jan 2014 - august 2014

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS (IXUS 265 HS)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS (IXUS 150)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS (IXUS 155)

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 (IXUS 145)

Canon EOS 1200D (EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

An Whopping 13 camera's from which 12 were pretty much dead on arrival. People are desperate for Big news from the big market leader. All they get is a big finger.

The only innovated camera is G1X MK2. The rest are recycled point/shoot in a new color. P&S is a dying market, why Canon choose to introduce so many Dead-On-Arrival P&S is beyond me

Even worst is that the only DSLR is a Canon T5 with a 5yrs old 18mp sensor, 5yrs old Digic 4 processor, and the smallest 0.8x optical "tunnel" viewfinder.

As a canon fan, T5 is an Insult

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 18:35 UTC
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W5JCK: Bwahahahahaha!!!! Sadly I think the days of Canon being innovative are pretty much over. I don't expect much from them any more, and that is good because they certainly don't deliver much! Their one attempt at a mirrorless camera was pathetic. Their DSLRs are good, but they are too many years behind in design to be considered innovative. And their bridge cameras are just downright boring. I used to be a huge fan, but not now...

Well said. Sad but true. I don't expect much from canon anymore. Still like the brand, just disappointed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 17:49 UTC

I'm not surprised. Canon pull the same stun in Hong Kong 2 years ago. But the "BIG announcement" turn out to be a new "PRINTER". After that stun, I don't believe in ANY canon hype until I see the actual product.

When it comes to Canon, I learned you really must CURB your Enthusiasm. I suspect the Canon 7D (MKII) is nothing more than the same Canon 70d sensor with faster FPS...that it.

Maybe I'm pessimistic, but it wouldn't surprise me if canon pull such a stun

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 17th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (814 comments in total)
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Aguolo: Keeping on discovering this marvel.
Posted a video on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URPmeJbrDgo
making a comparison of my 3 latest HD gears : from a very compact hx9v that i loved for what it could and still can do despite its size, to the NEX-5R and finally the FZ1000.
In a normally illuminated room, iso auto, the results are just astonishing. The FZ1000 is just so clean and so clear.
Now, the only weakness i still see is shooting in lowlight environment.Small sensor, not great results.

By the way, i ask again, what do you think about the OIS noise. in a quiet place, i can hear as far as 10cms from it. Even if disabled.

So Clean, So Clear, FZ1000 is WORTH it just for its VIDEO ability alone.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
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