EDWARD ARTISTE

EDWARD ARTISTE

Lives in United States New York City, NY, United States
Works as a Digital Art Director, Photographer, Illustrator
Joined on Dec 29, 2009
About me:

On a photographic journey, and loving every minute of it.

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MRK 2010: The first mirrorless effort from Canon was simply awful. If that's what being serious from the beginning produces then I have my doubts about what they will bring out as their next mirrorless offering.

Awful...yeah right.

If you are going to criticize a product, back it up with real facts, not hyperbole.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
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ZhanMInG12: Amazing! In seriousness Canon managed to create the mess that is the EOS M, then proceeded to sell an upgrade the equivalent of new firmware!

I shudder when I think about what they would have done if they weren't serious...

"The kit lens alone is worth at least half that price and blows the EOS M lenses out of the water "

This is so very inaccurate. The M 18-55 and 11-22 are very well reviewed. The 22f2 is actually a good lens, renders image well, smooth bokeh, and only misses out in overall sharpness.

Being able to even use a full frame lens is actually a HUGE part of the benefit. Any of my Ef lenses i can use.

Did i also mention that i paid 300 for the M? I have been considering buying a second one as a backup, because its just that good.

Whether it's competitive with other cameras is another story..for what it is, its a great value that you can do anything you need to with, save for shooting fast action.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 19:41 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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fakuryu: Wow keyboard warriors disagreeing with a full time professional (sports) photographer's opinion in what this camera seemed to be aimed for, what else is new?

Nice one- agreed. Pieces like this really bring the dumbos out, and we should commence pointing and laughing at them at every chance. They really make photos look bad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:52 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Steve Balcombe: It's really good to read the actual thoughts of an actual working pro. But I'm afraid her reaction mostly comes across as "Ew, a crop camera".

The first big giveaway was "I like knowing that my lenses are true to their focal length", which is just ridiculous and betrays a complete lack of understanding. I wonder what she did before the 1Dx (i.e. only 3 years ago), when sports professionals routinely used the 1.3x crop 1D MkIV?

Then there is this emphasis on the voice memo feature which is apparently a deal-breaker for her. I can understand how useful it is. Yet she speaks highly of the 5D3 *which has no voice memo feature".

And she lists "no built-in wifi" in her Cons, but no 1-series or 5D has that either.

Fine, these are the observations of a working professional photographer and valuable as such. But I think she decided she didn't like it because it's not a "professional" body in the traditional sense, then she looked for reasons to justify that.

You guys are the worst.

"she is biased".

If thats what you are thinking, then you're not very bright.

This is the working opinion of someone is a very specific professional that demands specific functional capability in order to complete the job. Thats the ENTIRE POINT of the review of a camera billed as a professional crop wildlife/action/sports camera.

Real though, what is so hard to understand here?

It is that hard to grasp that a crop sensor is not as good as a FF sensor? Really? So now her PROFESSIONAL opinion is somehow deteriorated because she states the obvious facts about crop vs FF?
TAHTS the bias that you're going to nitpick?

Wow. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.

You jokers have nothing to say to her. She is doing the work, and her opinion actually matters, unless like yours. Nobody cares about your non-witty bias whaaaambulance claims.

dpreview commentator fail.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: Nowadays, aren't we all professionals! :P

Helllllll no

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Skip Bastrisky: Well, I guess I'm mixed up with all the 7D confusion !!! I'am a professional photographer who shoots action auto racing. I have press credentials with NASCAR. I shoot with three, I repeat three Canon 7 D's and all my lens from 18mm to 400 are Canon "glass" lens. I produce wonderful and colorful prints up 16X20 and have good bokah,clarity and not much "noise" in them!!!! I shoot three to four thousand photos a race weekend and I don't seem to need voice recordings. And I guess I'm deaf because I don't hear any rational noise in the "shutter" department.They look as good or better than what you posted of"Seattle". I think it's all in the preference of where you want to put your money !!!! I use the three different 7D's so that I don't miss a shot by having to change lens!!! I have about $30,000 tied up in my equipment. The only problem between me and her is that I don't have a big corporation to buy my cameras and glass !!!! I had a couple of "pennies" laying around, so I used them !!!

@skip

Not much noise, on a 7d? Blasphemy.

Sometimes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. NO one can say that that camera didnt have noise issues. You would have to be visually insane not to see it. iso 100 blue sky good light noise. The 7 is a great camera, with a terrible sensor.

I mean, we are visual guys, and to each is own, but no one is served well by acting like its not there. As well, many photos have developed workflows that do a fair job of canceling out much of the noise from images, and printing will hide noise even further.

However, Im glad thought that you hard as a photog, you are certainly living the dream of many others.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
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ZhanMInG12: Amazing! In seriousness Canon managed to create the mess that is the EOS M, then proceeded to sell an upgrade the equivalent of new firmware!

I shudder when I think about what they would have done if they weren't serious...

I've created man, MANY great images with that awesome e'mess' you describe.

the camera is awesome, and the touch screen is aces. heck, i just rented a 35/f2 IS so i can get the same view as my 50 on a a 6d.

Also that it perfectly mates to the 50 1.4, and even better the 10-22, this lil 'mess' is a jack of all trades that i constantly get asked about.

Sorry, you doth have this one right buddy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
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KodaChrome25: Reddit demographic: as of May 2013, the median Reddit user is male (59%), 25–34 years of age, and is connecting from the United States (68%).

What more needs saying?

It's like being surprised by the DPReview demographic: armchair attorneys, armchair art critics, armchair media critics, and armchair journalists.

designers of armchairs? LOL you win the internets.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 04:08 UTC
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offtheback: From a quick review of the comments,he may regret the photo being posted on DPREVIEW.

lolz

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 04:06 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: the 10-18 would be great on am eos M. heck, the existing 10-22 is well balanced on it.

IS? yes plesase. i wish the 22f2 had it

Sharp enough sounds good, but you can do a image quality compare at the digital picture. Difference is extremely minimal.

It's still not as sharp as it could be.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 01:29 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

lol screw appl software. They should never, ever ver be counted on in a pro environment. Their track history make adobe look like your best friend.

I was at the apple store the day aperture was released- the presentation was fantastic. one of the best software intros ever.

But, its apple. No communication on where the software was going. Missing features the competition had, not alarmed at all. Apple doesnt react, it just does its thing.

MAcs? awesome. Apple consumer software? Mostly sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:08 UTC as 145th comment
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (182 comments in total)
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Joe Mayer: I must be a dino. I have no interest in manipulating any images on my i-anything. I don't see the point in using Photoshop AND Lightroom. LR is simply PS-lite and if you have PS, the "free" LR is of no use unless you really have poor cataloging skills and need a program to keep track of your stuff. As for the new features of PS, well, Adobe has always introduced new touch-feely stuff to attract people to update. In this case, they are giving it to those subscribed and are trying to tempt the hold-outs. I don't need to blur my photos and selecting according to sharpness is something I don't get. If I have a shot with great bokeh, I want to select the sharp part? Most people want to select the model so they can create fake bokeh. I'm sure there's a use for it but I can't figure any for my use so for those who can, enjoy. The only use I've seen for sharp masking is in the selection of a group of photos where you can immediately see which ones nailed focus.

@joe Mayer

You simply dont know what you are talking about. At all. (Regarding lightroom)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:52 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S5 post (79 comments in total)

Oh rly?

Ive been so impressed with the camera on my Note 3 that its damn near replaced my g12. Took great shots of people, places, and things in japan. Af is quick, and i can shoot without any shutter noise or beeping by just pressing the screen.

So if this is better, that awesome. Go samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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a1strank: Wow the price of that 10-18mm is unbelievable.. that alone made me want to pick up an sl1 with it and it will still be cheaper than any fx ultrawide lenses LOL

Thats a damn good idea. Cheers to that

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: the 10-18 would be great on am eos M. heck, the existing 10-22 is well balanced on it.

IS? yes plesase. i wish the 22f2 had it

As much as i like the 10-22, its definitely not the sharpest lens in the world. In my opinion, IS is always worth it. This thing look small (and kind of cheapish), but thats just speculation until its in our hands.

Ah, I did forget the 11-22 ef-m. Damn i want that lens.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 05:32 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

the 10-18 would be great on am eos M. heck, the existing 10-22 is well balanced on it.

IS? yes plesase. i wish the 22f2 had it

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 88th comment | 7 replies
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Richard Franiec: It is really refreshing and encouraging to see the smaller player like Sigma to go toe to toe with the legend like Zeiss. For fraction of the price.
I'm watching recent Sigma's unpretentious approach to their new product with awe.

This lens among the other Art Series lenses should serve as a bucket of an ice water on the heads of disillusioned profiteers from major brands.

i wouldn't call it cheap either, but a legacy 1.4 what?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
On P1110943 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (20 comments in total)

i can see whats important here. Its not the lens.

jussayin'.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 03:40 UTC as 6th comment
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dcperspective: No IS No Sale for me.

You dont NEED IS!!!! <----wtf is this about

The people that complain about others wanting IS in their lenses is simply nonsensical. Any tool that helps get.the.shot is a boon to photographers.

Naturally some people have steadier hands then others- are you goign to tell those people that they are SOL and they should take up another hobby/profession? Cmon.

Try to remember that your particular views are not gospel for others.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 22:38 UTC
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Biowizard: This is very "Apple": they did this with their iOS device interface, where first the depracated one of the pins that used to carry analogue audio, giving it a new digital function, and then a couple of years later, when they binned the interface altogether for the new, sleeker "lightning" connector.

A number of third-party add-on companies got badly burned: one, in particular (Blue, who make microphones) had just brought out a high quality stereo mic for the iPhone, complete with free matching recording app. Within weeks, the mic was made obsolete by the change in pin assignment. So Blue continued to work on a Digital mic instead - and just as that was ready, Apple switched to Lightning. Blue have (understandably) gone away in a huff, and have pulled any attempt to produce a mic for iOS, and have stopped developing the app.

The losers are the Users. And Apple, because some of those users will have switched to Android to avoid this kind of crap. Another reason I will stick to Olympus.

I her you on that, but its not really the same thing. Apple has routinely made their hardware- and connectors- smaller and smaller. Thats no surprise. And the software vendor that didn't continue their app is not Apples fault, it likely meant that they didn't have the funds or care to create a newer version. Furthermore, that software continues to work on the model that it was created for still.

This is simply a software lock out. Nikon flipped a switch to block those products.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 19:31 UTC
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