keeponkeepingon

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AngularJS: The idea of pushing everything by 5 stops is getting boring. You guys at DR-Review should focus on something else, otherwise it seems like a strong fixation that may require a medical attention.

Exactly. How about some useablility stuff like how the A6300 locks out many functions after a burst? No mentioned at all in the review. Does this camera lock up? Doubt it but who knows as DPreview as obsesses with stuff for folks can't control lighting but nothing for actually getting the job done.......

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (627 comments in total)
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Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

@JunzInc

Well good for you. I've been reading dpreview since probably before you were born and I've come to expect conclusions to highlight critical flaws.

"Well, now you know what to do better next time."

Thanks for the chuckle. "next time" in the glowing A6300 review DPREVIEW does not mention the lockup at all in the body or the conclusion yet according to IR the problem still persists:

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)

IR claims the A6300 locks up for 22 seconds after a burst. Yet no mention of this by dpreview?

Or did I miss it in the review?

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 14:47 UTC as 17th comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (627 comments in total)
In reply to:

Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

@Thuravi Kumaaran

"Perhaps you should have paid little more attention while reading"

Perhaps you should pay more attention. I explicitly stated that it's not mentioned in the conclusion, and it isn't. It's not like they did not have room the conclusion goes on and on with no mention of a debilitating feature then they state it's good for sports when it's fairly horrible for sports. Do you own an A6000? I do and I'm pretty unhappy when using it for sports.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: I think many of you are missing the point... Ignore that the complaint was filed by Getty.

So we are clear, Google is telling people that they MUST provide the full res images to be listed on the search engine. That, coupled with their efforts to absorb/destroy competing search engines, forcing people to use theirs or "die", is a pretty sound basis for the complaint.

The real money is in ad revenue, and that is what's really at the heart of this. Google is able to sell ad space, data mine, etc, without the user ever having to view the page hosting the image.

If you had a blog/website that produced revenue by ad space, and used images to draw people to it or make it more appealing, you'd be pretty ticked off if another site was embedding your photos and making money off ads without ever sending traffic to your site. This is exactly what Google is doing.

"Use another search engine!" Maybe you don't understand how a monopoly works... and why they are illegal.

"Use another search engine!" Maybe you don't understand how a monopoly works...

Yeah, too bad there is only one way to search for images. Oh wait.....

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=getty+images&FORM=HDRSC2

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=getty+images&ia=images&iax=1

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (627 comments in total)
In reply to:

Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

"If we are buying a camera based on a review site alone, we are in a trap."

Exactly! I was totally mislead by dpreview's A6000 review (no mention of crippling 20 to 30 second lockup after a burst in the conclusion yet they billed it as good for amateur sports photographers). Fool me once, I don't trust their glowing A6300 review and I don't trust their "meh" 80D review.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 06:48 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (627 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: D7200 wins this in all aspects, excl. video properties.

"And the northpole is much bigger than Germany."

Not it's not, it's just a point on the globe in the middle of an ocean, most of the time under ice.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (346 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: It's a beautifully made camera. People will buy it for it's looks and craftsmanship.
Lens isn't as sharp as Ricoh has but so what? In real life nobody will notice.
GR owner.

I use a fixed 22mm lens on my EOS-M a lot and really appreciate how sharp it is. Often I can't "zoom with my feet" but if I get everything right I can crop the heck out of a picture and still have tons of detail. I'm looking for something smaller and the GR has a rep for being sharp. I'm interested in the X70 too but don't want a repeat of my A6000 with the kit lens that knocks a wonderful sensor down to smartphone quality.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
On Connect post DxOMark Mobile report: HTC 10 (8 comments in total)

"For all DxOMark Mobile data presented on connect.dpreview.com we're only showing 8MP equivalent values, which gives us a level playing field for comparison between smartphone cameras with different megapixel values by normalizing all to 8MP"

Can I get an ELI5 on why I would want a level playing field in a review that is supposed to help me differentiate between products?

And so many numbers and charts but no simple test of resolution?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 00:54 UTC as 1st comment
On article DxOMark Mobile report: HTC 10 (8 comments in total)

"For all DxOMark Mobile data presented on connect.dpreview.com we're only showing 8MP equivalent values, which gives us a level playing field for comparison between smartphone cameras with different megapixel values by normalizing all to 8MP"

Can I get an ELI5 on why I would want a level playing field in a review that is supposed to help me differentiate between products?

And so many numbers and charts but no simple test of resolution?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 00:54 UTC as 1st comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: So I skimmed the review and did not see the answers to the following questions. If I missed them I apologize:

Does the A6300 lock out many functions after a burst? I purchased the A6000 based on your recommendation but the lock up makes it almost useless for sports.

Can I take a picture while taking a video? (as I can with every camera and phone that I own except the A6000)?

Thanks!

BluebomberTurbo

You are still locked out of playback after a burst yet dpreview never mentioned it in a 11 page review? Maybe I missed it? They did a great job of hiding it in the A6000 review.

According to Rishi Sanyal from dpreview:

(regarding lock out of playback after a burst)
"Rishi Sanyal (2 months ago)
@keeponkeepingon: ?

We constantly stress exactly this in every Sony camera review that warrants it: how the lockup during card writing is very problematic in the sense that it deters one from checking focus after taking a shot. Especially how the camera doesn't even remember or register that you hit 'Magnify' or 'Playback' while it's writing. The only time we don't mention it is when it's not an issue: e.g. with the RX100 IV, which is snappy in performance.

I myself wrote a whole paragraph on it in the a7R II review, and Carey specifically called it out numerous times recently in his RX1R II review (as did Barney in our RX1R II video)."

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: So I skimmed the review and did not see the answers to the following questions. If I missed them I apologize:

Does the A6300 lock out many functions after a burst? I purchased the A6000 based on your recommendation but the lock up makes it almost useless for sports.

Can I take a picture while taking a video? (as I can with every camera and phone that I own except the A6000)?

Thanks!

" almost any mirrorless camera" Jefftan my horrible terrible ancient mirrorless EOS-M (that I love) can take a picture while taking a video.

Regarding DSLR my T2i can so I assume any canon going forward can also take a picture while taking a video.

It was a huge (as in dpreview you let me down) disappointment when I hit the shutter on the A6000 while taking a video and nothing happened.

It was also disappointing that you can't even configure the shutter button to start a video, instead it gives you an error in video mode and you have to use the dang awkward, hurt my thumb trying to press it video button.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)

So I skimmed the review and did not see the answers to the following questions. If I missed them I apologize:

Does the A6300 lock out many functions after a burst? I purchased the A6000 based on your recommendation but the lock up makes it almost useless for sports.

Can I take a picture while taking a video? (as I can with every camera and phone that I own except the A6000)?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 06:33 UTC as 29th comment | 8 replies
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G1Houston: Finally!.. Hopefully this is the beginning of SONY to build a set of affordable FE prime lenses that are good enough for the mass. There is already an affordable 28mm lens, so if SONY can make an affordable 85/1.8, we will then have an affordable 3-prime set that makes the whole A7 package small and relatively inexpensive. When that happens it will be the beginning for the SONY FE mount to begin to chip away from current dSLR FF offerings. Finally.

"The Canon is pretty old and not very good" Wow. It holds it's own against anything in it's class. Sure the nikon is a bit better but it's more expensive. Not as good maybe but "not very good"?

How's it compare to sony's 85mm F1.8 BARNET?

http://www.eflens.com/ef-lenses/ef_85_f_18_usm.html
"a very reasonable quality prime lens, particularly once stopped down a bit. Light weight and fairly well built it makes a good cheap prime to move away from the kit zoom. Excellent for portrait work."

http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/419-canon_85_18_5d?start=1
"The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is a very desirable lens and, surprisingly, a very affordable one. Both contrast and resolution are very good straight from the max. aperture. "

http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/lenses/canon_85_1p8

The Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM has been in Canon's lineup since 1992, but still offers a highly attractive combination of small size, low weight, good optical quality and relatively low cost.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 08:10 UTC

Picasa! Picasa!

There's not enough Picasa in this thread.

I'm sure google will soon picasa* the Nik tools and add nik to the end of this very very very long list

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google_products#Discontinued_products_and_services

Picasa
V. Buy out a great product, make it free, grow a huge userbase, and finally, after every grandparent trying to figure out computers is hooked, declare "Nope" and cancel the whole thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:58 UTC as 100th comment
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dlb41: Pretty soon, the photographer will aim the camera in the general direction of the subject, and Adobe programmers will take care of producing a photograph.

"I thought Bridge did the same thing" bridge just searches the metadata you entered. This analyzes the images and lets you search even when there is no metadata/tags.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
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Shepherd90: OneDrive has already implemented similar feature

And google. Google photos has been doing this for some time....

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
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Alai_jw: This seems great, but almost completely useless unless I can store all my photos in the cloud somewhere and have Lightroom on the Web access them. It seems this requires the use of your Adobe CC storage... which as far as I can tell can't even be upgraded? So as a CC Photography subscriber I get a whopping 2GB. Completely freaking useless. If this just connected to Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, it would be a great tool.

Here it is: https://helpx.adobe.com/mobile-apps/help/lightroom-mobile-faq.html

Does syncing images to Lightroom for mobile use a portion of the cloud storage I get with my Creative Cloud membership?
No, the images synced with Lightroom for mobile are not counted as part of your cloud storage.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
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Alai_jw: This seems great, but almost completely useless unless I can store all my photos in the cloud somewhere and have Lightroom on the Web access them. It seems this requires the use of your Adobe CC storage... which as far as I can tell can't even be upgraded? So as a CC Photography subscriber I get a whopping 2GB. Completely freaking useless. If this just connected to Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, it would be a great tool.

I don't think it uses your CC storage. I synched a LR album to my ipad, the album showed up in my LR on the web without affecting my CC storage.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Funny how those Sony (sponsored) outings end up in all those similar GREAT, WOW! looking images, acxross the internet.

Michael Mann anyone?

I think the question is where you compensated by sony in any way to be at the event, and if so why not disclose that fact?

Regarding "we don't cook the results" that may be true but between you and the camera store I've seen nothing that would have challenged the A6000 let alone the latest and greatest. A like to call my A6000 my "sunny day soccer cam". It has decent tracking AF in good light but falls on it's face when there is not enough light for the PDAF and CDAF kicks in. After your "keeping up with the action" all I know about the A6300 is that it has.... decent tracking AF in good light.

A big fault of the A6000 was the lockup after a burst. I see no mention of the lockup or lack of lockup here so can I still assume it's an issue since you did not include conquering post burst lockup when singing the A6300 praises?

Finally why isn't a single picture shot with the 16-50 kit lens? (or did I miss them?)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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