Mark B.

Mark B.

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1180 comments in total)
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Tilted Plane: A pretty careful avoidance of Nikon (or Sony) comparisons, overall. Too bad. Head-to-head comparisons are really (!) helpful. Does this hold up next to a D750? Or even the D610? Or the similarly priced A7II? If so, when, where, under what shooting conditions?

pwilly, where can you find a FF camera that does 10fps while maintaining AF at a cost of $1,799?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 23:48 UTC
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razadaz: Fair upgrade on the 7D, but after all the secrecy and expectations I was left feeling seriously underwhelmed.

Unrealistic expectations will often do that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:04 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Rawmeister: Whoopdy do. A 70D on steroids.
I don't see how image quality will be better than that from a 70D.
They could not come up with a 24 MP sensor for this?
If your not a sports photographer, why not just keep your 70D or 7D and buy better glass instead. Geez - it's a no brainer.

They market the 18-135 with this sensor? What is the world coming too exactly?

Don't buy it - it's a no brainer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:41 UTC
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princewolf: I could never get used to the idea of carrying an expensive camera upside down, may be it's just me...

I've never run into a warning in any of my DSLR camera manuals about carrying it upside down. Been using a BlackRapid strap for several years with no problems. Stop worrying so much, these are very well built camera bodies, not soft boiled eggs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 00:19 UTC
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fuego6: Meh.. next! Paid advertisement?

So DPR should never have a news article about new photography related products?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
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rrr_hhh: Personally I think that nothing beats a neckstrap !
I don't like the camera sitting bottom up all the time you aren't using it and at that dangling on your hips..
Further : how about the tripod mount afters a while : it isn't made to support all the weight of a camera and lens combo : it is made to rest on a tripod which will bear most of the camera weight while sitting still (without any acceleration or distorsion due to your movements)

Neckstraps are the worst. Literally a pain in the neck if worn as the name suggests, particularly if used w/anything larger than a standard zoom. Doesn't stay in place if worn on the shoulder, mine has always slipped off unless one hand is holding on to it.
I've been using a BlackRapid strap for years, never yet had a problem with the tripod attachment on the camera. It's not going to slide off no matter what, so both hands are free if necessary.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 17:02 UTC

"Mi Pad"? Expect a lawsuit from Apple.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 14th comment
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

Sounds like great news to me.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 10:13 UTC as 63rd comment
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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stevo23: Where's my download? Does it take 24 hours to see it in your email or something?

I got the download immediately.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (673 comments in total)
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JKP: Who is it for? Rather expensive, you can almost get a FF camera with the same money. The mirror in between lens and sensor eats light, so sensitivity will be poor even if compared to other APS-C cameras.

The auto focus system needs to be really remarkable to to justify 'Translucent mirror DSLR' light loss.

Expensive? Not really when compared to the other top APS-C cams out there. The Canon 70D is currently going for around $1000, but it tops out at a slower 7fps; 12fps on the Sony is pretty impressive. If the AF and IQ at least match other top APS-C DSLRs it's going to give them a run for the money.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:05 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)
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String: So half the names on here bitching about Adobe have no issue giving Canikon $2000 plus every time a new camera comes out but balk at subscribing to the most powerful/useful software out there at $10/month?

Unbelievable...

Canon isn't forcing me to buy a new camera with every upgrade. I can skip one, two, or however many I want while my existing camera still works. Skip a payment with Adobe and the software ceases to operate.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:02 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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AlexRuiz: First Helix and now Calumet. Oh well! I may stop by this weekend to see if they have liquidation prices :D

Yes, it's very sad that the employees are suddenly part of the unemployment statistics. It's also frustrating if you're a gift card holder, and alarming if you happen to have gear in one of their stores for repair or cleaning. However I agree with the others, may as well utilize a bad situation if there's to be a liquidation sale.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:58 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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jhmackay: Drove to Chicago, and bought my last Canon L lens from their Goose Island store. The reality is that the big boys in NY will sell the same lens, with free shipping, and no sales tax. Very sad to see the demise of the last decent camera store in Chicago.

They don't 'sell with no sales tax'. Currently they simply are not required to collect sales tax unless there is a physical presence of the store in your state. New Yorkers must pay tax. If I buy from Adorama or Amazon, they charge tax as they are also in NJ. Technically you're supposed to pay the tax to your state when you file taxes, but the reality is almost nobody does that. I think the whole tax advantage will go away in a few years. States are losing too much money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:52 UTC

I don't care about video, but the dust & water resistance is very interesting to me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 00:07 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (104 comments in total)
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Artistico: Yes, this is the must-have thing for a camera since there is no way I'll be able to cope if I can't share all my unadjusted images almost instantly on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr - my friends would love their timelines filling up with that. Preferably they should be up there just as I trigger the shutter - no, even before I take the picture would be ideal so I could look it up there myself before bringing out my camera to see if a picture was worth taking. Someone should invent a time machine Eye-Fi card so I could do that.

Not to mention it is too much hard work actually taking the SD card out of my camera and inserting it in the card slot on my computer to import my photos that way. I mean: who does that anymore? I read a review of an Eye-Fi card and it says you can "get rid of a ton of messy cables". Who doesn't want to get rid of literally a ton of messy cables, right?

Artistico was being sarcastic...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:59 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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VaLeX: Why on Earth didn't Canon make this camera weather-sealed weather-proof or any other resistance to light rain, dust and sand? With such a sensor and lens, this would be the camera to take on world trip!

It's already priced at $799...how much more are you willing to pay for weather sealing?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Richt2000: Nice for family snaps / low light / high ISO.

But only 12mp? Is it still 2004?

What's the largest print you'll make? Be honest now...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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mwstebbins: When are these cameras going to start offering USB3, rather than USB2?

USB3 would be useful for tethered shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On SmugMug Films: Pulse-pounding aerial photography article (33 comments in total)

Oh my, I don't think she was using a protective filter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 22nd comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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Frank C.: 1/500s fastest shutter speed with auto-iso.... ugh
1/180s x-sync ...average
1/4000 fastest shutter speed... average
summary: ugh average average

"1/500s fastest shutter speed with auto-iso"

I don't understand this...why would there be a shutter speed limitation with auto-iso?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
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