Sad Joe

Sad Joe

Joined on Oct 8, 2011

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The 'guilty men'? Just look at the body language ! Do any of us really believe that Nikon has really got this sorted and the D760 ( ? ) won't suffer similar problems with QC ???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 17:27 UTC as 17th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Canon creates another tool for working pros that, once again, sends armchair hobbyists stomping about madly and foaming at the mouth with rage and resentment because the product wasn't designed for them and isn't priced for them either. Boohoo! How dare Canon put pros before trolls! Let's teach Canon a lesson by running out right now and buying all the A7s, A6000s, FZ1000s, and GH4s we can find, then put our Canon lenses on them. I bet that'll show Canon who's boss. :))

Spot on ! But I'll stick to my canon DSLR's and seperate BMPCC for now….

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 19:59 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)

Every so often Canon pull something out of the bag (in a manner that Nikon fail to do) - not sure what market place this is designed to address - perhaps like BMW they feel that they to have a camera in every possible slot or make their own slot. Given that cameras such as the Pana GH4 and the Black Magic (both of which are very different to the new Canon) are driving the market away from making vids via traditional DSLR's this is an interesting and unexpected move.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 17:21 UTC as 77th comment

Played with a range of their glass at the recent photoshow NEC, Birningham
, England. Very nice stuff - sort of sub Lecia/Zeiss - but as the brand attacts new clients I can't help but feel their prices are becoming too high - this will sell at almost £1K for 4 3 users ? Perhaps just a few....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 09:01 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)

Does it have any dust/ dirt/ oil/ flare issues ???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:09 UTC as 40th comment
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)

Its all about money people (and power) understand that Canon may be the only camera maker who is actually making any profits and camera production is only part of the Canon brand. As for Olympus - try to find the BBC programme on the net about their 'dealings' - I use Olympus (as well as several other brands) and love their Zukio glass - but their SMT - No way, Never. Sad.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:06 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: SONY got what it wanted in the spin-off medical joint venture and is now dumping the dying imaging division.

So sad, but I think you hit the nail on the head ....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:01 UTC

Waffle – sorry – tells us nothing that we did not already know and sadly the questions (sorry did I miss them?) were pointless - DPR staff need to ask for real info and future vids should not simply be a showcase for the camera brands to parade their wares...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 08:00 UTC as 5th comment
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junk1: In regards to mirrorless, this interview reminds me of the Kodak interview many years ago (1998/1999?) when their rep said digital cameras would not catch on (or similar statement).

Kodak had 60,000 employed in Rochester, NY at the peak, versus now they have around 2000?

The real elephant in the room is that most kids (sorry I'm old) have almost no interest in ANY camera that isn't part of a mobile phone and that in the mid term is what will kill off what we 'olders' call cameras regardless of its type or body structure.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:42 UTC
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Roman Korcek: "Canon offered a maximum pixel count of ~22MP for seven years before the launch of the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Why did it take that long to increase resolution?

I wasn't actually aware that it had been seven years!"

This guy really cares about his company and its products.

No, he knows full well - he's just deflecting and not giving an answer to the question !!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:39 UTC

Well, its a typical interview from a leading player - he gives nothing away and readers are free to make up their own minds as to his replies (you can't call them answers) failure is something no one in Japan will EVER admit too so even if Canon are worried about what others are doing he simply can't won't admit it as to do so would be to lose face or standing. NOTE - there is fantastic BBC programme about all the goings on at Olympus - try to find it on the web - simply brilliant TV and I promise you you'll never look at Olympus the same again.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:36 UTC as 183rd comment

I got trashed upon by Nikon usrs last time I dare suggest that the Tamron would do rather well as newer (high quailty) glass tends to be better than 'classic' glass - well - gonna enjoy this bit - TOLD YOU SO ! Having said that if it were MY money I would still get the Nikkor because of future resale value when the MK 2 comes out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 12:27 UTC as 37th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

I am sure that this new camera will fine - it's only with cheaper FF cameras that Nikon's QC seems to have gone of a cliff - having said that the main improvement over the D7100 seems to be a decent sized buffer ( at last) - which I am not 100 % certain Nikon could not have done via a decent software update…then again they need to flog new kit….FLARE test coming DPR ???

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 19:51 UTC as 175th comment | 2 replies
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Jose Ernesto Passos: Unfortunately the market is concentrating and one option is going to disappear from the market. Sony has been doing lots of mistakes after it missed the LED technology in TVs. In the camera business it overstretched the number of camera models. Probably this decision was supported by the some major consulting company.
The fact is that Samsung may destroy the consumer electronics business in general. Today it has achieved such a huge economy of scale that dwarfs any competitor.
Canon in no way is a competitor for Samsung. Samsung dominates too many technologies today. If we take a look how it is starting to move in the camera business, unless there is an anti-trust action there will only one. I don't like a market with a small number of choices...

With a house stuffed full of Sony products ( I also worked alongside Sony for 10 years) I have to agree these are tricky times for Sony and their buiness move is very interesting. As for Samsung I am not a fan of their TV's (sorry) I find their colour balance is too rich for me - having said that my main TV is a Panasonic - so please don't think I am just Sony mad. I know Sony have failed to reach their stated aims within the camera market (in simple terms being 2nd after Canon having knocked Nikon down to 3rd and closing on Canon fast by now) but they have been clever - selling its sensor tech on-wards to several brands - this has been and remains a lifeline for Nikon. Samsung - the massive elephant in the room - now if they were clever they COULD become someone in the camera market but until very recently they don't seem to have tried very hard.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 11:05 UTC

An interesting move, I for one believe that Sony will still be around in 10 yrs time but just like the last 10 yrs their business model and its cashcow products will have to have changed. Sony has always been highly innovative but also blind to new ideas from others. Example: Betamax – better than VHS but let down by poor planning and a lack of understanding what customers wanted. Walkman – massive massive product and customer base but now stone dead due to MP3 / Ipod – I could go on..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 10:51 UTC as 11th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Well done Olympus its great to see all the new wonderful Zukio glass - I loved the old OM1 & OM2 and have used the Olypus Pen 5 - fantastic fast focus but I simply don't like the colours compared to Canon or Nikon. Remember people ts not all about the specs - so always best to take some test imges before you buy if you can.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 09:23 UTC as 74th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1932 comments in total)
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Mike814: Should I wait to purchase the D750 since I assume Nikon with be correcting the flare problem before they send out the next batch of cameras? Or should I buy the D750 now and then just send it back to Nikon for repairs?

LOL - no its because it two years old and everyone knows that Canon are planning to replace it…Please if your a Nikon fan and you want to buy a D750 please go do so. PS the Canon 6D has been a highly reliable camera with picture quailty slightly better than the much more expensive 5D3 and no recalls ….sorry I couldn't stop myself…

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1932 comments in total)
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Mike814: Should I wait to purchase the D750 since I assume Nikon with be correcting the flare problem before they send out the next batch of cameras? Or should I buy the D750 now and then just send it back to Nikon for repairs?

Taking your points:
1: - Wait and see. 2: Canon 6D - no issues. 3: Good for them (see point 1) 4: The point I was making is that Nikon simply does not turn out the same quailty of product anymore. 5: Granted but my G3 still works great (if rather slow!) as do my other much younger Mac's. 6: Really ? Who says so - not the 1000's of Pro's who use them each day. 7: Granted - its not Sony's fault - they make great sensors. My point was/ is that Pentax and Fuji aren't having a 2nd or is it 3rd round of camera recalls. But enough - please if you want to buy a Nikon D750 you don't need my permission or anyone else's to do so - please go and enjoy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 21:54 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)
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MarkByland: Sort of false representation taking 100 photographs, stitching them together, and presenting them as some thing that would come straight out of camera. Why not do side-by-side 1:1 series taken from a MkIII? Or, wait, a D810? Show us what you've got, not what can be done with major digital processing.

Also, does this 5Ds R come with a free, multiple terabyte, cloud based storage account?

You make some good points - I'm guessing but I think that at least 90 % of the people reading DPR NEVER print anything off as the prints always look so poor compared to a good computer monitor….I knew a pro who used the D800 and he hated the file sizes because it created lots of additional work and his 'state of the art' PC was tied up for hours - all so he could supply the Happy Couple with a DVD full of J Pegs ! He ditched it and went back to a D3 …..ya pays ya money ya makes ya choice…

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)
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russbarnes: The truth about Canon's lenses and sensor performance will soon be revealed to the world, just as Nikon was laid bare when the D800 was released.

Each to their own. Massive mega pixel cameras have their uses and their fans - Me ? I love great images but also great DSLR video which Canon introduced but are now falling behind with brands such as Sony & Panasonic taking the lead (at the sort of price point I can afford) Canon are (like Sony/ Panasonic/ Fuji) still able to charge huge sums for their top pro level video gear - sadly I can't afford £15K for a body only just to shoot 4K video - I am sure that I am not alone…

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 20:29 UTC
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