Mike Greer: What a bunch of whining. PS averaged upgrades every 15-18 months at a rough cost of $180. At a $10/month subscription, after 18 months that's $180. Roughly the same as upgrading your license. But I didn't upgrade to every new version you say. Neither did I. I upgraded every over version. So the subscription was a price increase for me. That is, without taking LR into account. When adobe added Lightroom for the same $10, that pretty much evened things out for me. I pay way more for Web based subscriptions that aren't as critical to my business as PS and LR. Netflix is $8/month and it's dirt cheap and it doesn't make me any money. $10/month for PS and LR is a joke. That's more than fair. It's actually underpriced IMO.
For those talking about C1, go to their website. Notice anything? Notice that you have the option of subscribing? For the time being you can buy it. Buy why offer a subscription if you're not intending to go that route exclusively at some point? Software companies cannot survive with people upgrading every blue moon. So they're going this route. I have no problem with it. Especially in this case where the product is so critical to my business and the subscription is ridiculously low.
In my country (Croatia-EU) I have only option to pay year subscription and for 'PhotoShop CC' alone it cost 495$ (41$ / month). Atm, there is no option for 'Lr CC' at all, especially PS+Lr.
GoranS: What's really evident from this test is, don't use 'EF 80mm f/1.8 USM' on 5Ds/R. Other than that, 5Ds wins hands down compared to 5DsR, I can't understand reasoning for removal of AA filter from any Bayer pattern sensor.
Cmon, there is purple fringing (LoCA) all over the image, from center to the corners. For instance, supposed black text on white background with 'EF 80mm f/1.8 USM' become purple text on white background. Conclusion is that lens is not up to the task or it's not adequately calibrated / micro adjusted, in other words, correctly focused.
Regarding tests and DPRev policy, some modernization is needed asap. ;) For now, we are lucky to get even test shoots with modern third party lenses.
What's really evident from this test is, don't use 'EF 80mm f/1.8 USM' on 5Ds/R. Other than that, 5Ds wins hands down compared to 5DsR, I can't understand reasoning for removal of AA filter from any Bayer pattern sensor.
GoranS: OVF = full dynamic range, zero lag. I'ts not just 'personal preference' it's the best tool we can get atm.
"Not even close dude. That's your eyes DR not the camera "
Exactly, so I can find instantly where is lightest light and darkest dark on the scene.
OVF = full dynamic range, zero lag. I'ts not just 'personal preference' it's the best tool we can get atm.
fdfgdfgdgf: I have checked the RAW ISO vs 5D3 its seems that 5D3 is better at one stop over the D600.
Why DPR concludes with "Outstanding low and high ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files" and not just very good?
"Outstanding" as being related to which peer full frame camera?
@marike6: Sony chip internally alter RAW files, it's obvious. For instance; compare RAW ISO 1600 tests, 5D3 is incomparable in shadow areas than check JPEG ISO 1600 same location, magically 5D3 have less noise and more detail.
HarleyFrank: DP, congrats on the new website "Connect". There seems to be a collision of cameras and cellphones that is eminent in the months ahead. I find it interesting that DP has the foresight to understand it is not really a collision. It is a whole to genre of interest in photography. I have been pondering the war between cameras and smartphones and wondering whether it will be Apple/Nokia who will win or will it be Canon/Nikon. If DP has guessed right, both sides will win. There is room for both. What may find its way to obsolescence could be the compact point and shoot cameras....those that are finding homes in the pockets and purses in the form of smart phones. My daughter is an avid iPhone "photographer" and has posted some remarkable images. She is your target market and there are many like her. I for one, will enjoy both your D Preview site and your Connect site.
Photography will win, no matter what kind of device you use.
Scott Everett: We are going to continue covering what is happening at the center of photography, regardless of whether a subset of our users doesn't necessarily like it. That doesn't mean we dont care about our users, it just means we are realistic. If we pandered to every single outcropping of product love or hate, we'd probably not cover Canon or Nikon for years at a time, depending on how loudly the masses are yelling.
We strive to provide the most informative and objective information that we can. We have editorial meetings daily to this end. It's hard to get that as a reader coming to the site with understandably strong opinions about a range of topics. But trust that our goals remain unchanged. We are photographers through and through, and so do not feel alone in your disdain of various trends in the world of photography, as many of these same arguments happen with us over lunch, or a beer.
I'm long time reader of DPReview and all those outcries of people who think that this site is all about niche high-end photography really saddens me. It never was and it never will be. Scott and rest of the team keep up the good work.
Thank you Canon, this is my dream come true, small sexy monster ;) and I can use all my lenses.
Brave move, great design, respect to the Pentax.