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On ISO-12800-DSC00458 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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arqomx: this is good

yeah, one shoe is in focus

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
On ISO-4000-DSC00423-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)
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quezra: Wow, I did not realise you could make the FE 55/1.8 produce such terrible shots

It is amazing what you can do with Digital Image Processing nowadays at home, in the comfort of your living room.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
On ISO-640-DSC00341-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

messy!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 1st comment
On ISO-640-DSC00336 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (10 comments in total)

This image is fine but a serious overkill: You have a 1000-dollar Zeiss lens hooked on a high-tech FF sensor and you present a shot that tells us absolutely nothing about the AF acquity or detail sharpness or anything at all.
Do not tell me this is your job!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On ISO-640-DSC00374-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)

Well well well, exposure +2, shadows +51, blacks +29!
A shot exposed 5 stops off does not tell much of the camera but a lot about who's reviewing it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1347 comments in total)
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SkvLTD: Its like a Honda vs Porsche debate for a daily driver- both will get you to work, just one significantly faster and more reliable at high speeds than the other. If you're an ER surgeon, that 5 minute difference makes or breaks your job. Otherwise there are simple enthusiasts who seek that cream of the crop without price being a question.

Rain. You want a car when it rains.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 11:43 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1347 comments in total)
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SkvLTD: Its like a Honda vs Porsche debate for a daily driver- both will get you to work, just one significantly faster and more reliable at high speeds than the other. If you're an ER surgeon, that 5 minute difference makes or breaks your job. Otherwise there are simple enthusiasts who seek that cream of the crop without price being a question.

Driving a stick shift Porsche in a two-hour traffic jam is not fun.
Taking an SUV around the race track makes no sense, either.
If you have the means, take them both and a Micra to drive down town as well. If you don't, your compromise is nobody's business but yours.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 07:56 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1347 comments in total)

How many people actually 'need' a DSLR of any kind?
The ones who need them most (apart from the few professionals participating in these discussions) are the manufacturers and their salespeople and the hoards and hoards of specialists interpreting MTF curves peeping pixels and publishing pictures of their gear and the duck in the backyard.
Taking pictures has become a lesser issue.
It's all about money.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 05:50 UTC as 66th comment
On LG announces G Flex 2 smartphone post (1 comment in total)

Cool! I like the shape, it is more natural than the iPhone clones that the world has already seen too many of. It seems to be technologically top notch as well. Is it splash-proof?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 04:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US post (79 comments in total)

Wow! That looks snappy! Is there a printer inside?
The real bottleneck is the G3 networks that are available in most parts of the world. High quality pictures take a lot of bandwidth and the current transfer rates mean your pictures will go online at snail speeds.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 03:58 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Blue Swan Media: Just what the world needs - another black box running proprietary software to suck up an HDMI port on your TV.

So Canon will launch something that takes videos and pictures and can connect to this gizmo through NFS.
Now that would be great!
Ther figures for 2014 showed a 8.5% growth. High-end DSLRs still making profit but the camera segment sinking -not as dramatically as Nikon's but still. WTF don't they co-operate with Apple or ACer or Asus or somebody else who actually ha a vision of future?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (346 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: That photograph with the seemingly happy young lady and the painted horse on the beach may meet the comtemporary feeling of modern good life today but from an equestrian (and photographic) point of view it is a no-go.

NEVER use a wide-angle lens for photographing a horse! Unevitably, it will disturb the otherwise harmonic proportions of the animal.

The way the horse moves and (because) the lady takes her seat (as she takes it) she must feel uncomfortable while bumping up and down.

I know this is how today's photographers who do not know about horses usually take pictures - easy and cool but profoundly improper. Sadly, it is the expression which counts.

It seems that young people are less bothered about the wide angle distortion and/or different PP manipulations than the us the temporally impaired. To everyone his/her/its taste.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (346 comments in total)

What a beautiful set of technically impeccable pictures. Whether the photographer could do the same with other brands remains a mystery but most certainly this is the best kind of publicity you could give to the new Nikon.
Nothing like the usual pixel peepers studies of their amazing cat on the keyboard not to mention a brick wall. Joy and pleasure to watch these good time shots!

Hurry up, Canon, launch the 5D IV or I sell all my glass and switch to Nikon!
(Then you will be sorry) I might even get me a hoss...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 07:53 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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Just Ed: For years I have been hearing about the pending demise of Apple, now the demise of Canon is predicted by the opinionated DP nerds. I should buy some Canon stock, my Apple shares over the last six years have allowed me to by a 27" iMac, two iPads , pay off my SUV and buy a Canon 6D with 24-70 f/4 and I still have more money than the original stock investment. Starbucks is doing fine also, but unfortunately I sold their stock when they came out with VIA, silly me!!!

Yes, my dear DP nerds:

Canon is dead
Apple is dead
Nikon is dead
Starbuck's has instant coffee

Somehow I think they know how to run their own businesses.

Apple flopped with the Newton in a big way because the time was not ripe, the components were to big and there was no infrastructure where it could have functioned according to its capabilities. It had all the elements of the first smartphone, ever.

Apple nearly capsized when Steve Jobs was kicked out. When he came back, the success story got another chapter or two. Thanks to Steve Jobs's visions and persistence we now have our various brands of iPhones and Macbooks that are hard to tell from the original unless you get close enough to read the logo.

Canon has been a game changer. AE-1 introduced digital processing to cameras. You might not remember the impact it made. Minolta and Olympus tried out the autofocus SLR:s but failed. EOS was another story as it was actually fast enough for sports action.

There is nothing there to keep from buying brands that fulfil one's needs better than Canon. It is sort of amusing. "We want an Olympus 4/3 made by Canon". Why, exactly?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
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ProfHankD: Yes, Canon has been serious about mirrorless in that the EOS-M is grossly inferior to their DSLRs only in AF speed and ergonomics. The problem is that it isn't compelling against models from Sony, Olympus, Fuji, Samsung, etc. Canon was once an innovator, but not lately, and they have a long way to go to make a compelling mirrorless. For example, I don't think a 7D Mark II with an EF-M mount would be a very compelling mirrorless, and it has been years since Canon's sensors gave them an real edge over those made by Sony.

I buy lots of Canon cameras, mostly PowerShots to use with CHDK, but also an occasional higher model to use with Magic Lantern. Ironically, both those environments are conspicuously not aided or supported by Canon. I think it is long overdue that Canon should encourage, and actively leverage, this type of external innovation.

I imagine Canon did take a serious look at the concept of mirrorless and the materials they had available at the moment and made a test shot with their M-series.

They know better than anyone of us what kind of technologies are in the pipeline and when they would be ripe for commercial utilisation. The components that they have at hand now are completely different than 5 years back.

Now they can launch something that could actually make a difference in the digital camera market. Another question, will they do it or will they protect the product lines already there.

It was not a coincidence that both Nikon and Canon mentionet FF sensor mirrorless fast enough for sports action. So let's just go out and shoot and let those guys do their job. They are the best in the business.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:37 UTC
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TheDreamingWatchman: "But we have a solution with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A"
Yeah, that's nice for Canon. For me - not so much!
I will most certainly not pay $850 just for Wi-Fi.

www.eyefi.com
get a WiFi capable SD card at less than 100 dollars and start complaining about something else.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:14 UTC

I like Maeda-san.
His focus is on the bottom line and he is known for making radical moves when necessary. Decisions that concern tens of thousands of employers...a scale I cannot even imagine. I like his irony. The interviewer must have felt quite small at times.
It is not in his manners to step forward to do pep talk. Something bigger than usual upgrades is cooking at Canon's. Will it make me sell my 5DIII and all the beautiful glass I got? Time will tell.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:10 UTC as 64th comment
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (593 comments in total)
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Johnnie: If you are interested shooting videos with the new Sony A5100, I hope you will take a moment watching my video sample and read my review here:

http://www.cinema5d.com/exclusivesony-a5100-video-review-footage/

Thanks!

Johnnie

Beautiful result. It was quite a rig you were using there. What would be the reason not to use a dedicated video camera instead of this monster? I am asking this for a reason...
Your review is well worth reading. Thank you. Keep up your excellent work, please.
Respect. martti-s

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 03:52 UTC

I can put my RX100II on a pole and control it with my smartphone.
It might be easy if you had three hands. Maybe I did not practice enough.
Next thing, they will launch a dedicated viewing and storage unit...
Is there a market?
People are crazy, I place no bets.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 03:45 UTC as 7th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (514 comments in total)

Got mine brand new for a really nice price as shops are getting rid of the 'old' stock. How many times did the review mention "shooting experience"-? It made me giggle. Personally, I get my kicks from the stuff I see uploaded on the screen.
Well, to each and every one of the reasons for choosing a camera are personal. I was looking for something pocketable to produce 'acceptable' picture quality. (5D III gives me all the "shooting experience" I want and a discal hernia on the deal).

On the negative side: The box had a very cheap feel to it and the manual is of no help at all. does But there are Kindle version guides for sale on Amazon at 10 dollars. Money well spent. An extra battery and an external charger are still on my shopping list and a protective case.

If this thing lasts in outdoors use is a question to be answered. Then again, I can buy a new one for the price of repairing a Canon L lens....

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 16:19 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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