Sad Joe

Sad Joe

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On Canon EOS M Preview preview (551 comments in total)

OK - I know this is an old review for a much disliked camera (almost always by people who have never tried one) - just reviewing images taken at a wedding during the week with an EOS-M and an Olympus pen 5 - NO CONTEST - the CANON images just POP with colour and life - yes the Pen has fast AF (much faster) but the final images from the little M are brilliant. Come on Canon get serious and support the M series as you know you should.

PS - met with a guy from Panasonic earlier today about the GH4 (most interesting) - he quoted that Canon have over 20 % and are increasing market share - Pan have 17 % and Nikon also have 17 % of the total DSLR/Mirrorless market at the £700 price point (UK) trouble ahead for Nikon me thinks….

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 18:47 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On ISO1000-P1000027 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

A cool cat of a lens - nice !

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 13:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (624 comments in total)
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Denis the Menace: Still not available at Amazon, B&H, or Adorama? Maybe more issues than just production. I bet there just aren't that many orders out there.

I think your spot on - I also believe as I stated in an earlier post that the main retailers have REFUSED to stock it seeing it as another bargain bin camera in say 12-18 mths. All of which is sad because Nikon are clearly trying to crack the mirrorless market - their just not doing it correctly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 14:51 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (624 comments in total)

Well CURRYS / PC World in the UK are selling off their very last EOS-M's for just £149 (about $250) brand new and boxed complete with flash and std kit zoom - I am tempted to buy another ( I already have two), until Nikon and Canon get real about Mirrorless tech both brands will suffer. Used a Fuji XT1 recently - lovely (want one pls) but expensive compared to flog off Canons and Nikons !

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 14:48 UTC as 8th comment

OK folks - were are Nikon & Canon in this bun fight ? Standing well back whilst the 'new kids' on the block fight it out - this is just what Nikon did when AF can along and Canon despite not being 1st with AF took the market right from under their noses. History repeating itself ? We shall see.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 20:56 UTC as 138th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (624 comments in total)

It'll be a bargain at 1/3 price ! Sorry but whilst the V3 is a step forward neither Nikon nor Canon (I use both brands) have got serious about mirror less (yet) my fav camera is an EOS-M (don't laugh) which must be the most underated Canon ever. Yep - V3 for £300 - bargain - start the que here - cause at £800+ Nikon aint gonna sell any….I strongly suspect that many leading retailers have REFUSED to stock it…..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 21:27 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

Where was the Nikon D810 ??? This is DPR isn't it ? - I simply could not take pics using old household tat without a D810….

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 17:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

I hate to admit it but I think Nikon are finally taking the correct course with their (so far failed) 1 series. The V3 might be of interest to those wanting a pocket rocket but its far too expensive and still poorly served by others such as Tamron who are about to introduce their first lens for the (so far failed) Canon EOS-M system. I think the future will be dominated by smart phones, a few clever CSC and even fewer FF - unless FF can 1: come down in price FAST (difficult) 2: Really provide a better image for the AVERAGE user (almost impossible). The DSLR as we have known it will be DEAD. Still at least Nikon are having a go with the V3. Come on Canon where is the EOS-M 3 ??

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus debuts 'Anywhere Classroom' video series article (43 comments in total)

Nice video - well shot ( I take it NOT via an Olympus as their current video models are poor) Shame that DRP didn't see fit to cover this same news item 4 times - then again it's NOT a Nikon….Anyone else fed up with YET MORE D810 news ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:50 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

WELL DONE FUJI ! As a Canon & Nikon user I do wonder how many of the 'improvements' newer cameras have could come via clever software updates….Ps - I love my two EOS-M's (no really - forget the negative reviews its a GREAT pocket DSLR) but I tried out a Fuji TX-1 at a wedding recently - superb. The pro I was working with is seriously considering selling off his FF Nikon kit he's that impressed with his TX-1. Perhaps Nikon & Canon should consider what this means to their business rather than half baked upgrades such as the D610 & D810 or a Canon 5d4 ????

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

As an ex APERTURE user and still an Apple user/ fan I'm not sure what to make of this news. I fear that its another sign that Apple without JOBS is more worried about holding on to its vast wealth than spending/ risking some of it updating (what could be) key products. Another nail ? Perhaps.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 42nd comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1527 comments in total)
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HarrieD7000: Great, as an amateur photographer I was thinking to step up to FF. I was putting mony aside to do so, and hoping Nikon would bring an upgrade for the D800's. The upgrade is here. My money not. But at the time I have the money for a new camera, this will be tested, and on the market for a few months. If nothing negative is heard of this camera by then, I buy this one.
From what I saw today it must be a beast of a camera for an amateur like me.

If you really want to go FF (fast) try the D700 - low pix count/ no video - but otherwise excellent. BUT I would strongly recommend you try FF as its NOT THE MIRCLE some reviewers would make you think. I used a 5d2 and an EOS-M on one shoot recently . An old but well regarded FF compared to a much hated mirrorless - can I see the difference in 99 % of my images ? > NO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:33 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1527 comments in total)

OK - but just how much coverage does DPR expect to do - I've seen enough already. Well done to Nikon for updating an already good camera, I know of at least one pro who will LOVE the S Raw feature. I saw one of their wonderful promo movies on U Tube for the D810 - however it clearly demostrated how little of the final image is created by the photographer as she had at least a team of 10 helping her light, set props, set models etc….Guess the cost of the D810 was about 5 % of the total……

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:27 UTC as 200th comment
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

Most interesting - the new super cheap 10–18 mm EF-S is of most interest to me as I shoot APS-C and APS-C M. Also interesting that it has the almost silent steper motor whereas the vasty higher cost 16-35 f4 doesn't…..OK Canon enough - lets get some more M lenses on the stocks too and a higher more pro spec EOS-M 3 whilst your in the mood.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

Sorry - but what normal photographer shoots at 3000 ISO plus and if it takes that to start to see a visible difference… bit like saying if I blow the image up to 30 foot by 60 foot the 4DS is the winner….crazy !

And how does any of this translate to real world PRINT quailty - I'm ALWAYS shocked at how much of the image quailty is gone when I have photos printed.

In the getting ever shorter term NONE of this matters as smart phones continue to kill off camera sales….

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

So the D4s is slighly better than a 3 year old Canon 5d3 which sells for well under 1/2 price - wow - must change all my kit - NOT. Guys don't be suckered - BOTH Canon & Nikon could bring out VASTLY better cameras for the same or less money - but won't as they wish to DRIP FEED us improvements and get us to keep updating our kit. Only fools with money to burn follow their lead - and don't give me the 'pros update all the time to stay ahead'. Rubbish - real - I have to make money - pro's are VERY careful about spending money….

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:36 UTC as 46th comment | 10 replies

Having recently used the fab new X-T1 I can understand why so many people are (said) to be buying into the Fuji X system. Good to see Fuji supporting 'older' models by fresh updates… Rock on Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:31 UTC as 5th comment

Another Pana in a fancy box at a very fancy price. As for having LECIA kit zoom lens - are they joking or do they really think all people who buy Lecia's are STUPID ???

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Errrrr…no I'll pass thanks.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:24 UTC as 5th comment

This sounds very clever - but does it work ? And will others follow their lead? It seems almost too good to be true.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 19:04 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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