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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (495 comments in total)

I very much appreciate this type of article. Negative points from professionals about a camera with so much hype as this camera is very useful. Because even if her/his disliked feature or lacking feature isn't immediately relevant to my photography, it might be in the future or should be right now.

I would like to see percentage of improvements in focusing acquisitions in the in depth review, in comparison to 70D, 7D I, 5D III. Along with the obvious DR, ISO ramp, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 137th comment

Brilliant, I am sure many of us wondered when and if they would get something like this in place. Rock on and thank you LensRentals!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 19:34 UTC as 30th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)

Great news you will have some content from a pro sports photographer. I wish you you could put the camera in the hands of a competent birding photographer, doing burst of even chickadees in the bush, and post a link to the RAWs.

I have been using the Show Focus Points plugin for Lightroom and would look forward to applying that to sample birding burst series. It wouldn't need to be of eagles, just back yard songbirds with a 55-250STM or 300mm f/4L or 400mm f/5.6L. That is what the majority of us shoot with a 7D type camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 20:22 UTC as 83rd comment

I hope you didn't let him leave the building with the camera. We want to see the the ISO range. And I'll give you an extra dollar if you use the old scene instead of the new one.

I appreciate the ethnic diversity of the new chart, but the images are poor and blown out in places. Also I feel there is a lack of shadow content on the new scene.

The reviews are usually very well written though. Thanks for all the efforts.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 02:51 UTC as 17th comment
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

The 300mm f/4L and 400 f5.6L are the only lenses I am currently considering buying new. So no joy for this nature enthusiast.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:44 UTC as 50th comment
In reply to:

TangoMan: Why are the photos so small? 442x448 pixels for the first one. That is 9.5% of my monitor's available pixels. Can we get a full screen mode please?
I can't tell for sure, but they look like very interesting pictures.

Click on the source link on the bottom that says Flicker. Then when you fine any particular image you want to see better click the down pointing icon to download the image to your desired place on your computer. I did so for several of the images and even had a brief play in Photoshop CC with camera raw filter to get more detail.

Hope that helps.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 20:48 UTC

Click on the source link on the bottom that says Flicker. Then when you fine any particular image you want to see better click the down pointing icon to download the image to your desired place on your computer. I did so for several of the images and even had a brief play in Photoshop CC with camera raw filter to get more detail.

Hope that helps.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 20:48 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2064 comments in total)
In reply to:

Richard Butler: It's been suggested to me that people would be happier if we used the term 'Equivalent F-number' rather than 'Equivalent Aperture.' Is this the case?

Yes, IMHO Equivalent F-number would be the easier reference term.

One point I don't think you drove home well enough particularly on the first page is that most often needing much more "money", lens for a smaller sensor camera to achieve the same bokeh. Financial expense just as important as the other factors as needing twice as wide f# lenses for on a small sensor system, completely eliminates them for some photographers. Size, Weight, quality are all important, but cost is often the final word. Not so much for moderate glass, no but the brighter the glass the greater the cost disparity. Or so it seems to me.

Glad to see DPR address this subject with a solid effort. But a shout out to Tony Northrup in the article for taking on the subject rigorously recently would of been appropriate. He already took most of the flack so give the man his due.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (58 comments in total)

Guys/gals, this is not specifically a DOF modification tool.

Perhaps watch the video? It is only one minute, forty two seconds long.

Like all tools, it will take the the effort of the individual artist or craftsman to make it useful. And also like most tools it will be all the more useful when combined with multiple, tools, filters, etc.

Each new selection method has particular strengths and weaknesses, very glad to have another option.

While I can only think of a couple ways I will use this off the top of my head, I am sure I will use the hech out of this within a year. Selective sharpening, denoise, clarity etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 00:29 UTC as 20th comment

I must say this is very cool of DPReview to post this type of thread seeing as how DPReview is owned by Amazon; and with B&H being a strong photographic equipment competitor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 20:05 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Create your own DSLR external battery pack article (66 comments in total)
In reply to:

brn: Nothing against the Chirs, but why is this worthy of posting on DPReview? It's using a DC Coupler for what a DC Coupler is designed for. Where's the news here?
All Chris did was mount the battery in a very inconvenient location. I can see my head hitting the battery or the cable. Not to mention, losing the ability to attach a flash or even the ability to use the built-in flash.

I second that. Quick clean solutions are always welcome, particularly with purchase links for the odds and ends. When I have all my gear bought for a while I tend to not watch the headline as carefully. All in all they do a good job.

I am hoping to build or find such a solution for the 430EX II that does not have a external plug. If anyone knows of a proven solution, feel free to PM me.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 19:56 UTC

This takes to his galleries. I could see myself buying a few of these prints when cash flow is better.
http://www.laboile.com/works.html

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:02 UTC as 48th comment

In the car and the last image are my favorites of the set. I already found myself going back to review them a few times. Just wonderful.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 51st comment
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AbrasiveReducer: Love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit they address things right away before major damage is done. Someone there is right on top of things. Maybe this will set an example and GM will admit the Corvair really is a dangerous car.

AbrasiveReducer was joking, the Corvair is a car American car from the 1960s.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes article (75 comments in total)

I have great respect for the man. The amount of public pressure do to the revelations of photos and even video has changed dramatically over the last five years. Simply as cameras and social media have exploded.

But before these recent times it was only the prose and photojournalist we had and often still have to thank for our knowledge of what is really going on such as ballerinas murdered in the streets. And these men and women often loose their lives, families, and I am sure sometimes their minds in the process. Once the skill set of reportage in extremely dangerous surroundings is established it would be very hard to waste it and not do the important work.

If you read this sir, thank very much for your service.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 20th comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

The ease of reopening the image in raw as I go along as additional layers alone; was worth the $120. The Shake Reduction filter is subtle in most instances, best refining critical focus of hand held shots. Images mos of the way there but could use a bit more pop. The filters built in smoothing is better than going back into luminance reduction. Press Alt and click the Cancel button in the filter will reset it to its recommended settings for the given image. PS CC also seems a bit speedier than CS6 here and there. I like the idea of students being able to get their hands on skills rolling on the cheap, education is so terribly expensive these days. I gave a computer to a lady friend next door and she wants to learn a little Photoshopping, $120? Hmm yes, I think I just found her Christmas present.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 06:53 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

The new scene has many well thought out elements, plenty of shadow opportunities when combined with the alternate light.

I would appreciate it if you would tell us the brand of the color wheels you used so we might buy one for ourselves, not all brands are the same.

One problem does persist though. Although I appreciate your including the four most common ethnicity, none of these people actually live their lives with a flash bulb in front of their face. Especially the white man's image, it is nearly worthless. Very few clients would pay for such blown out face shots. Just look at the forehead of the black gentleman it is ridiculous. The scene is large enough to accommodate 8 human subjects, older with lots of character wrinkles and varied skin tone would be advisable. I am curious if others feel the same. I would also of included the female image from the previous scene as so many of us remember the iris and lips so well in comparisons.

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 21:45 UTC as 146th comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (333 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sad Joe: 'Inconsistent autofocus in difficult conditions even after microadjustment' - for me this is the KILLER - sorry Sigma I won't be buying one....

I second this. A in article assessment of the focus consistency addressed via DP-AF in live view with the 70D seems a must. These two products are THE current hot news for APS-C. If the reviewer does do a follow up please PM me with a link to your results.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 21:03 UTC

I have been impressed by how many badly started threads have turned around into productive conversation. Immature comments on honest inquiry of course happens, but is easily ignored.

I like skimming through the article comments. Its a bit different clientel than the dedicated product forums and sometimes I pick up something I wouldn't of known about.

My biggest gripe about forum users is weak generic titles people use. Some interesting threads are lost inside one or two word titles.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 19:51 UTC as 39th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Thanks for the fast work her guys and gals. I too am dying to see comparative DPAF with PDAF and the fast Sigma lenses. So add me to the chorus.
Blunty has shown the Sigma 18-35 1.8 works great with the 70D beta the Canon man let him fondle. But your estimate analysis will be much appreciated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDmnSUKSVas at the 7minutes 45 second mark.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 03:16 UTC as 246th comment
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