Chris Yates

Lives in United States FLA, FL, United States
Joined on Feb 17, 2011

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On article Quick Look: Parallelism in Landscape Photography (109 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: The third image is a standout, but I find the lens flare distracting.

people look for perfection in a lens, not realizing that imperfections in the equipment make the image perfect.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)

I'd like to say it's great price for a backup or disposable body, but then again I can get a 5D mk I or Canon t4i for the same price on ebay/Craigslist and be happier.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 174th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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BarnET: "The Rebel T6 will ship in the US next month at a price of $549"

I bet you my car that it will be half of that before the end of this year.

Or a quarter on craigslist.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 12:57 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)

Yawn. Wake me up when a proper mirrorless or innovative effort from Canon is here.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 12:55 UTC as 177th comment | 8 replies
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reptile9985: Is there any chance that Sony will stop this adapter from work in future firmware updates? I'm afraid of...

I doubt it as they would be hurting future camera body sales. With lawyers, legally, they could. However, if they just block it using code, future firmware updates from Sigma USB dock could bypass these roadblocks.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 21:07 UTC

With fantastic glass, cross platform compatibility and (relatively) modest pricing, Sigma's goal is to become a powerhouse and a winner. Bravo.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 21:05 UTC as 70th comment
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Combatmedic870: The original 100-400 wasn't a classic. It was old. There is a difference. The 85 1.2 is a classic.

Thank you. The 100-400 is far from classic.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 18:41 UTC

Every question must seem an exercise in futility.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 12:54 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
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Nindy: Why does DP dance around questions? I would love to see Canon pushed a little harder with questions around why 4K hasn't been implemented in the enthusiast market, we all know answer. Letting Canon give you a BS answer maybe be acceptable to DP but we the readers want DP to ask and push manufacturers and be the voice of the people

Precisely why the Koreans have overtaken the Japanese

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 12:53 UTC
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ProfHankD: Did Canon say something? Nope.

The "read between the lines" is that Canon can't figure-out how to make really new products while keeping their very cost-effective standard guts in them. Sadly for them, they no longer have the infrastructure to compete with engineering-intensive companies like Sony.

My suggestion to Canon is to embrace the main sources of their innovation over the last decade: CHDK and ML. If Canon can't afford to do the research and development, especially in software/firmware, there are people in the open source world who can and are willing to, including academics like me. All Canon has to do is decide to support rather than ignore/frustrate these efforts....

Looking for funding are we?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 12:50 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (516 comments in total)
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wb2trf: This is a deeply stupid review because it confuses two fundamentally different questions: does one want to use a camera that is in this class (compact, high resolution, fixed focal-length lens) and is this a good camera of this class? Instead, as it stands, this review is like a review of a live-theater play that compares it to a movie version of the same play and is written by someone who deeply likes movies, not plays. This class of cameras is like the live theater: tough to do Star Wars in live, but maybe, to some, live has its unique charms. The fact that the reviewer deeply prefers movies keeps creeping into this confused review.

Lets instead suppose that no one buys this class of camera who doesn't think that they want to own this class of camera, with all the class peculiarities. The review should really confine itself to comparisons to the Leica, (unless there are any other relevant cameras in this class.) That's all that belongs here. This vs. the Leica. That's it.

or the reviewer?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 13:18 UTC

I'm waiting for good fast Tokina primes like Sigma and Tamron are offering. Tamron is getting to be exciting with image quality approaching Sigma Art at a lower price and with stabilization. Come on Tokina.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Behind the Shot: Prince of the Night (85 comments in total)

Erez, your image is great, and better yet sharing your techniques was a very generous and selfless gesture as I mentioned in the very first post at the bottom. However, don't take all the negative posts here to heart. Most people here will rip you to shreds for no reason, it's been like that for years. Quite possibly the most aggressive forum on the web. It's the culture here. By posting here one pretty much agrees to being desecrated.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2015 at 12:30 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

If you could afford the 600mm you'd have a 1D or 5D body. The body price of the t6i falls in the disposable camera category relative to the price of the lenses shown in this video. Looks like a Canon commercial.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 14:21 UTC as 7th comment
On article Behind the Shot: Prince of the Night (85 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing your details about the story and techniques. That's the only way for others to learn. Enjoyed your post

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 13:59 UTC as 29th comment
On article Sigma US goes public with Black Friday lens deals (34 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Meh. Only 5 lenses and only one of them is high quality.

Correct

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 17:42 UTC
On article Sigma US goes public with Black Friday lens deals (34 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Meh. Only 5 lenses and only one of them is high quality.

I'd say only one of them (50mm) is a world class leader in image quality.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 02:25 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tudor ApMadoc (41 comments in total)
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Karroly: Subjects are interesting, well framed, but I am bored with these highly saturated - and thus unnatural - colors most landscape photographers used these days. Do these landscapes really need such post-processing to look great ?

Landscape photography has become a test of post-processing skills; how can I outdo the guy next to me with more MegaPixels, more PhotoShopor whatever else, otherwise it's the same shot as the next guy. Not much going on.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 13:57 UTC
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Chris Yates: It's because of Sony and it's A7 mirrorless lineup. Canon still doesn't get it.
Put out a FF mirrorless and see sales skyrocket. there are countless people like me waiting on the sidelines. But once I pull the plug on another system it's over.

I really wanted to say, and should have said any mirrorless system, not just the a7.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 19:39 UTC

It's because of Sony and it's A7 mirrorless lineup. Canon still doesn't get it.
Put out a FF mirrorless and see sales skyrocket. there are countless people like me waiting on the sidelines. But once I pull the plug on another system it's over.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 19:15 UTC as 61st comment | 9 replies
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