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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599? Only an idiot would buy this. The price makes the entire conversation moot, unless you REALLY hate separate P & S options.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 18th comment
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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GeraldW: No micro-adjust. I think that's a critically important feature for any phase detect camera. The 70D has it, and it made a big difference with some of my lenses. Contrast detect cameras don't need it, and that's a feature that needs to be played up more for the mirrorless and fixed lens cameras. One of those dirty little secrets that the DSLR folks don't mention.

Jerry

This.

@Richard Butler

AMFA makes renting cameras a nightmare. I rented a 5d3, and had no time to shoot charts and other nonsense. I used it as is, and pray that it was at least decently compatible.

This is an issue that the camera sites- like DPREVIEW- should be taking the manufacturers to task for. This issues affects SOOOO many people, it's amazing that sites like this dont make a big deal of it. Pressure them already. This is a bullsh** situation, falling on the consumers to correct something that the manufacturers should have figured out a very long time ago.

A few weeks ago in japan, i was taking portraits of a streetwear model....and i noticed that the camera consistently focus on the eye BEHIND the front-most one. Like clockwork. I had to dig into AFMA repeatedly to quickly find a setting that captured the proper focus area.

Even for video games- the market is very vocal. For cameras? The audience is only vocal when it comes to stupid snipes in the comments sections.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 21:38 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Cane: Does it still feel like a plastic piece of junk compared to cameras from Pentax, Fuji, Olympus and Sony?

To each is own. My t2i gets plenty of use, with BEAUTIFUL, pixel -peeping results.

In my opinion, its the finest canon sensor next to the 6d (excluding the most high end bodies)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Vanitas Photo: Nikon and Canon will have to rethink their strategy for AF microadjustment pretty soon, tolerances from the time of the 450D are not the same today and with high resolution sensors they will have to add it sooner or later.

They keep trying to keep their entry level cameras "dumb" while others slowly eat their market.

And yes I'm a Canon shooter... One of the many who asked why TF didn't they added AF Microadjustment in the 60D at that time...

The entire reason for micro adjust is because the inherent issues with the system anyways. Canon should develop a tool for users that automatically sync the camera and lens. Bam.

Who the hell wants to take hours snapping charts when they could be taking real photos? You people are gluttons for punishment. :P

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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mugupo: T6s would be great except there's already Canon 70D which has more feature and actually cheaper as well with import or bundle. I don't see the appearing of T6s when there's exit of 70d. There are test been that show 70d does better focus than t6s for some strange reason despite is the same system.

The problem with the 70d is the AF. seriously the Af on the one i had from canon was so busted, im still shocked by it. Im galld it was however, as i bought a 5d3 instead. The noise isnt the greatest at all, but holy hell the focus is heavenly

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 21:04 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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nicoboston: If you want to have fun with a DSLR and good lenses, and don't want a big camera, get a 100D (SL1). The 100D should be the only "Rebel". The other ones (6 Rebels !!!) are mostly useless. Those who want a simple entry level DSLR will get the 100D, and if they need more "serious" gear they have the XXDs. Currently Canon has 17 EOS DSLRs available and it does not make sense ! In the current context it is totally counterproductive.They should get rid of at least 50% of current DSLR bodies, unless they want to make this wonderful EOS system totally incomprehensible :-(

Uh, im pretty sure two of them at least are tests with the market. And once you said these cameras can be useless, you pretty much summed up your comment as a whole.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
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The Silver Nemesis: What I find very intersting on this site is how (some) people owning the camera equivalent of a Lamborghini are expressing their point(s) of view about a VW Polo (entry level cameras). And that is...considered fair, by the...general audience.

I would have loved the 70d...the iso performance was very good, i enjoyed the picture profile. The Af was bad though, so i didnt get to enjoy the camera. one day id like it to replace my workhorse t2i.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 07:12 UTC
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Chronis: I've counted the word "disappointing"/"disappointed" five times....

Well done Canon.... replacing the 450 will have to wait...

What other shocking news have I learned?

that expensive L glass doesn't focus as well as crappy STM plastic .... WTF ?!?!!? I've been investing in L glass for a reason... to outlive any body for a couple of decades AND to make the so much awaited move to FF without having to change lens...

something is seriously wrong with Canon...

if you havent replaced a 450d...then you havent been paying attention. While the 450 still takes super sharp beautiful pics, the color depth and mp combined cannot compare to the t2i +. I noticed that 5 years ago when i rented a t2i. I still own one, and used it for model pictures in japan. It's a great lil body.

If youre still too scared or jilited or whatever from these websites, do yourself a favor- go rent, use, explore. the xsi is severely lacking in features at this point, and there could be some of those that you will love.

For the record, i have a xsi/t2i/6d/5d/m3/g12. And i know what kind of images come from all of them. :)

Cheers, happy shooting

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 10:18 UTC

Im a canon guy, with my first body being a xsi. I havent bough another rebel since the t2i.

One main reason is the bodies feel especially cheap, with the plastic finish getting softer finished, greyer, and easier to scratch every year. The old xsi has almost a shine to it, but it looks liek a premium body compared to these cheapos.

I was able to play around with these bodies and the M3 in Bic camera japan- and man, i wanted to put them down, quick.

Shame, because i have yet to own a variable screen dslr, and i really would love to have one. but these rebels arent getting my money...just feels too cheap :(

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 09:43 UTC as 65th comment | 10 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (814 comments in total)
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showmeyourpics: Camera gear should be judged by what you get out of it and at what cost (money and aggravation). If what you do with it is pixel peeping and/or bragging about it, then let's face it, you are not a photographer. Making large prints is the most demanding output with slide shows and sharing on the web being much less challenging. I love to travel to places that inspire me (Nature, city's, etc.) and can afford or intend to visit only once, and want reliable gear at affordable prices that is comfortable to carry around and let me make high quality prints up to 24x36". Here comes the M4/3 system with the new killer E-M5 II body and a record selection of good-to-excellent lenses (minuscule F/3.5 or f/4 lenses, larger pro level f/2.8 models, and all the 4/3 lenses with an inexpensive AF adapter) at a decent price. I do my diligent and fun research and, to the best of my knowledge, there is nothing else out there that can match its combination of quality, versatility, ergonomics and price.

IQ will always rule the day over here, i dont care what the vendor has to do to achieve it. And yes, that means Pixel Peeping™ :P

PP allows me to see if i achieved critical focus (if that was the gaols, usually so)...for every image select. i wonder what your method is

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 02:05 UTC
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Bill Bentley: T6s looks nice enough. But when, oh when, will Canon finally drop the Rebel name? Just go with 760D worldwide for crying out loud.

you guys are crazy, and apparently are oblivious to marketing.

If the name makes you not want the camera, you may have other issues

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
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lightmatters: Selling 60D and buying 760D (aka T6s) ... Am I crazy?

heck no, you're quite smart

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:57 UTC
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StevenE: They left out the most important innovation Canon has to offer in DSLRs: Dual Pixel AF. That was the one feature I was hoping would be included, and it's absence is a deal breaker for me.
DPAF allows me to leave a camera pointed at a subject unattended for video interviews, and keep the subject always in focus. It is THE market differentiator, and they withheld it!

@holdmybeer

I meant the 70d. Pardon the extra extra late reply

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
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Geo1: I have been using Canon since 1980. I switched over from my beloved Pentax Spotmatic, which I have in my display case.
I have been eagerly awaiting the M3, after the disappointing failure of the original M.
It is the attitude of Canon "USA" to not sell the M3 in the USA that further disappoints me about this once pioneering company. To this end I am seriously looking into other avenues for my camera dollars: Samsung, Sony, Lumix - all well received cameras.
Perhaps it's time to leave the nest!

The disappointing failure you describe- in market terms, i imagine- is prepping for it's trip japan right now. its a great piece of kit, and makes it very difficult to use a body with no touchscreen. Im excited to own a 70d after having this. The new rebels are going to kill, also.

Good canon times are coming, we have suffered long enough.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review preview (73 comments in total)
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JOPhoto: Basically upgrading my 60D. I can only afford the 7D Mii or 6D. I know they are completely different but, for a more all around use.....does one beat out the other?

Is the 7D Mark ii good for weddings and portraits? I understand its forte is sports and nature. Just wondering.

Also, is the 6D good at action shots? I understand it forte is weddings, portraits and being a ff camera.

I have a 60D and looking to move up. I shoot a bit of everything. I have only one efs lens, so, that is not an issue.

I have researched and feel like I still don't have a firm grasp on my question.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

No action.

In the studio with some strong lighting, the results can be incredible. However, that also goes for aspc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review preview (73 comments in total)
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JOPhoto: Basically upgrading my 60D. I can only afford the 7D Mii or 6D. I know they are completely different but, for a more all around use.....does one beat out the other?

Is the 7D Mark ii good for weddings and portraits? I understand its forte is sports and nature. Just wondering.

Also, is the 6D good at action shots? I understand it forte is weddings, portraits and being a ff camera.

I have a 60D and looking to move up. I shoot a bit of everything. I have only one efs lens, so, that is not an issue.

I have researched and feel like I still don't have a firm grasp on my question.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I can say as an owner of one year who has shot landscapes, portraits, and fashion/style, this camera is not particularly suitable for anything that moves, and the non cross type points are even further problematic. You CAN use it as such, but know that you will miss a LOT of critical focus situations. Regardless of my lens selection- from the 50 1.4 to the 70-200mk2, my hit rate ends up around 60%. The bad part about that is that the subjects are NOT moving.

For sports, your only option is to use center point, as relying on the non cross points would be crazy.

It's a shame too, because the body itself is great and easy to use. And wow, the iso performance is utterly spectacular. I took this body to japan last year, and while it did well overall, the 6d hates my 24-105. I landed many usable photos, but just off in the focus in too many basic situations. I was sad that the IS didnt help more, and I dont exactly have shaky hands.

However ill walk to the store and by a 5d3. Ah well,

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 16:58 UTC
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DVT80111: Well, will see what Canon can bring to the table. Without new technologies, their Mirrorless will never see any significant sales, and will be dumped like the M1.

My M1 has gotten PLENTY of use, and was hands doen one of my best purchases ever, next to my 25-105, 70-2002, and rebel xsi. It will go to the japan with me in a months time (left it home on way to the airport last time, arrghrgh).

The 22/f2 is not the sharpest out there, but it arguably creates better images than the 10-22 that i carry alongside it.

Now that lens needs an update...edges are pretty lame

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 08:08 UTC
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Boky: Buying canon dSLR without focus micro-adjust is ludicrous. Been there, done that - never again!

Nick

You know what? How about canon and nikon put out a tool that handles it for you.

Think about the amount of shutter frames and time wasted over the years that have been used for this one thing. But canon makes them. In my opinion this is such DUH thing to do. And the community would go BANKERS for such a tool.

My 6d doesn't not respond well to FOcal, so ive tried the dot tune method and am looking forward to try it out

I love cameras, love photography, but absolutely HATE/despise AFMA.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 18:49 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I have to hand it to Canon. Finally they didn’t just rebadge an old camera. The sensor is significantly different (Finally for Christ sake) than its predecessor. The HDR movie mode sounds interesting as well.

@marc i have to defend the t2i sensor's honor. That is a GREAT sensor, a big jump from the 450d (t1i sort of doesnt count :P) i should know, i have both, and still use the t2i to this day.

the 7d iteration of that sensor began it's decent into hated territory, because the 7d version simply sucked and was noisy as hell.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:15 UTC
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StevenE: They left out the most important innovation Canon has to offer in DSLRs: Dual Pixel AF. That was the one feature I was hoping would be included, and it's absence is a deal breaker for me.
DPAF allows me to leave a camera pointed at a subject unattended for video interviews, and keep the subject always in focus. It is THE market differentiator, and they withheld it!

+1

That live view AF is FANTASTIC. i would have been happy with just the regular, awesome touch screen, but wow the prefacing in live view means the only thing you have to worry about is the exposure lock and shutter.

The plastic-ness turned me off at first, but its likely ill be renting one this weekend. wowoza

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
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