Jonathan Brady

Lives in United States Sarasota, FL, United States
Joined on Dec 31, 2010

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On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (77 comments in total)
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Pitchertaker: At $6K just for the body and only 20.2MP I'll just buy a Pen-F and all the Olympus Pro lenses.

So what you're saying is that you're not the target market for this camera and as such, probably shouldn't have even opened this article to begin with. Commenting on it was even more irrelevant to your photography preferences/style. In other words, you've wasted your own time, and everyone else's. Well done.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:09 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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Battersea: Two years for a review? It's hard for people to not wonder why a review of an important camera would take two years. That's like 4 generations of Sony cameras or something.

You clearly read the introduction to the review.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
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bongo: Your HEADLINE reads:
"Peak Design launches smaller 'Everyday Messenger 13' bag"

If their new 13 foot bag is the "small" one, how big is the big one?

HA! I can't believe I didn't catch that!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 02:12 UTC
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andyyau: Try to see 80D and 1DX2 skin tone of the girl on the right side. New Canon sensors all produce yellowish skin tone. This is not acceptable...

lol... well... they'd have to change their skin color too. Well, my wife would and I assume, as my son ages, he would too. Right now he doesn't have any freckles but I know they're coming! lol

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 02:11 UTC

I bought the Tamrac Rally 6. It has extremely similar storage options, is 40% lighter, and costs about 83% less on Amazon right now. Unless you just have money to burn, I have to assume there are better options for practically everyone.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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andyyau: Try to see 80D and 1DX2 skin tone of the girl on the right side. New Canon sensors all produce yellowish skin tone. This is not acceptable...

I'd actually welcome a tad bit less red/orange in Canon's images. I have a wife and son with orange/blonde hair (not sure why orange haired people get called redheads) and I generally have to desaturate orange in my images of them.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
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EwanMC: Wow, Canon have finally caught up to my Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 with their switch to on-chip A/D conversion! LOL

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydslra700/

Dynamic range has always been excellent, as long as ISO 100 is avoided at all cost.

You may want to expand your final sentence to avoid sounding like you have no idea what you're talking about.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (144 comments in total)
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CanonKen: I disagree about the metal scratching the gear (and what I am assuming caused the reviewer to give this 3 vs. 4 stars). I have used this strap since not long after it was available, and it has not caused any issues, in or out of the bag. I have hiked with it, wrapped the strap around the camera, and otherwise 'used' it (not just casually or infrequently).

You state 'risk' and 'fear' of this happening, but not it actually happening. Of course it could happen, but it does not seem likely.

Now to your point, would a different material (either coated metal, or plastic) have been a better choice? Probably, but until I read this review, the thought or manifestation of damage never came up.

If anyone wonders why I have such a passionate defense, it is because this is the best strap I've used, and I'd hate to see people shy away from trying it themselves.

Yeah, the review REEKS of F.U.D. during that part of the write up.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 14:23 UTC
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Max Iso: Easily the best crop sensor camera ever made. Best IQ, best battery life, best AF, best feature set, and Nikons great lenses backing it up.

ALL HAIL THE KING !!!!!!!!!

As a Canon user, I'd agree with your assessment. But the obnoxious sentence at the end, I could live without.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 03:39 UTC
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lynmay: The SE works much better for portability. I just
received mine yesterday and it's replacing my 5s.
I have my professional cameras for serious photography,
so the thought of lugging a small "tablet" phone around
for dual cameras is not a concern.
The only reason that I upgraded iPhones was because
my son gifted it to me. I'll appreciate the better screen
and 12mp camera, but it's only a secondary tool.

Hopefully, as the American people begin to realize that
bigger is not always better, the corporations will follow.
In order to maintain the consumerism attitude that will
be a given, until we have nothing else to consume.

Don't worry... There's a vocal group of folks who firmly believe that smaller is ALWAYS better.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 03:15 UTC
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LukeDuciel: I'd be greatly disappointed if Mr. Cook did not push dual cam into VR or at least some immersion experience. This is what Apple as industry leader should do. So far the dual cam on Huawei or LG serves only as a gimmick.

Apple hasn't been an industry leader in quite some time.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
On article Sony may split off its imaging products business (71 comments in total)

Getting spun off means that your new division is now wholly responsible for profits. This also means that each individual product line will be evaluated to see if it adds or subtracts from the bottom line. In my opinion, this might, read that again - might, lead to a culture in the imaging business which is less willing to take chances and instead play it safe. Because safe makes money. Failed chances, do not.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 20:47 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (293 comments in total)
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vscd: [...]A whole day of shooting stills and video (about 700 stills, and 35 videos, most about 30 secs in length) resulted in only a 1/4 drain on the battery[...]

This sounds amazing, even for DSLRs. I assume 10times to mirrorless?!

It sounds realistic to me. I have no problem getting a couple thousand images out of a single charge, and that's spread out over several weeks while not micromanaging the battery, and recharging at 1/4 or more. I would think if one aims to conserve battery life and/or simply has a style conducive to it, the authors results would be easily attainable. If I'm heading out and have at least 50% battery left, I don't bother swapping for a full battery or recharging the one I have. That's with both 6D and 70D.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 09:58 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (293 comments in total)
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brownie314: I just can't see how Canon can sell more big black plastic boxes when there is competition like the A6300 around. Yes, I know they are still the sales leader - and DT is still leading the R primary race - that doesn't mean he is the smartest choice - he is just shouting the loudest.

Wow... you didn't even read the d*** article. No wonder you come off like you have ZERO clue. You just came here to troll the comments and bluster on about the "superiority" of MILC. Can't believe I got sucked in. What's the old saying? "I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it." and there's always “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” Well done brownie314. Lesson learned. We're done.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 01:22 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (293 comments in total)
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brownie314: I just can't see how Canon can sell more big black plastic boxes when there is competition like the A6300 around. Yes, I know they are still the sales leader - and DT is still leading the R primary race - that doesn't mean he is the smartest choice - he is just shouting the loudest.

And now we've come to a reasonable end to this discussion. In the beginning, you questioned the authors preference for the 80D based on your preferences and biases, despite the author explaining his decision. Then you asserted that mirrorless is the best for everyone, which you later recanted and excluded "specialized" cases. Now, you've finally said this: "You chose your system for your reasons. If you are happy with your choices - great." Had you started with that acquiescence, you would never have had to post in the first place. So, maintain this new found tolerance and understanding and you'll save yourself a lot of time in the future.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (293 comments in total)
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brownie314: I just can't see how Canon can sell more big black plastic boxes when there is competition like the A6300 around. Yes, I know they are still the sales leader - and DT is still leading the R primary race - that doesn't mean he is the smartest choice - he is just shouting the loudest.

See... you're COMPLETELY honed in on size/weight. I'd suggest a gym membership and move back to DSLR, but realistically the weight difference isn't that much - so really you're just whiny.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (293 comments in total)
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brownie314: I just can't see how Canon can sell more big black plastic boxes when there is competition like the A6300 around. Yes, I know they are still the sales leader - and DT is still leading the R primary race - that doesn't mean he is the smartest choice - he is just shouting the loudest.

You're missing my point (which admittedly, has been implied - so my apologies for not being 100% clear). I consider myself to be "most people" (especially on DPR) when it comes to cameras. I have a few favorite lenses (1, really), enjoy the ergonomics of my current system, like the output it produces, and have enough money tied up in it that switching would be financially burdensome. I also rely on my camera to produce images in varied situations and simply won't accept being a beta tester while a company works out the kinks. So me, being an average person with a camera he likes and a favorite lens, I'm asking you to illustrate how moving to Sony FF would benefit me. If you wish, pretend I have a 6D + 24-70 II and 70-200 IS II. That certainly is not a 1-off kind of example - THAT particular photographer is everywhere. Why would switching to Sony FF E mount be beneficial to them?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (293 comments in total)
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brownie314: I just can't see how Canon can sell more big black plastic boxes when there is competition like the A6300 around. Yes, I know they are still the sales leader - and DT is still leading the R primary race - that doesn't mean he is the smartest choice - he is just shouting the loudest.

Oh, and why would you assume my camera and lenses are sitting at home in a cabinet? I use them, on average, about 5 days per week. So your assertion that my stuff doesn't get used is false, and nearly as absurd as your suggestion that mirror less is THE solution for most people (which you reduced from everyone).

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
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