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Ah come on, this must be a joke? Pay an eye-watering price for a digital camera that doesn't do colour... but you can have the outside in colour instead?
There must be some b*&$/#^s with a sick sense of humour at Leica.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 18:12 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Patents hint at camera on future Apple Watch (34 comments in total)
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Reactive: 'Smart' watches are silly redundant products sold to silly people, and with a camera to drain the pathetic battery they'd become even more silly. I'll be interested when they have at least 1 month of battery life and can operate entirely independently as a phone without the close proximity of an expensive smartphone... which already does everything the watch can do, but much better.

Before very long, all those crazy expensive Apple watches will be hiding at the back of people's closets, their puny batteries lasting only 2 hours after being crippled by daily charging. Early adopter smartwatch owners are like those cool dudes in the 1970s who bought LED watches (yes LED, not LCD), had to press a button to see the time, and suffered crap battery life. History repeats itself...

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 19:07 UTC
On article Patents hint at camera on future Apple Watch (34 comments in total)

'Smart' watches are silly redundant products sold to silly people, and with a camera to drain the pathetic battery they'd become even more silly. I'll be interested when they have at least 1 month of battery life and can operate entirely independently as a phone without the close proximity of an expensive smartphone... which already does everything the watch can do, but much better.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 15:49 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

Whatever this 'game changer' is, it won't be changing the game for 99.9% of us on this forum, that's for sure.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 10:48 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies
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miles green: Grrrr, yet another lens that doesn't come in Pentax K-mount....

It's OK, one of those Chinese mount-adapter companies is sure to bring out just the part you need.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:13 UTC

I bet over at Leica they're crying their eyes out...
"Dammit guys, why didn't we think up such a beautifully impractical product like that? We're losing the race! Come on, let's go and finish that $15,000 ultra-violet-only SLR with the shutter release on the base plate. That'll sell loads."

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:10 UTC as 32nd comment
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)

Having seen how easy and logical it is to setup a wi-fi connection on a Canon EOS 80D, this guy has every right to complain.... although he must have more money than sense if he wants to go all legal about it! Take the camera back to the shop for a refund stating it doesn't work as advertised, then buy a camera that does.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 11:58 UTC as 76th comment
On article Canon USA launches new online photography courses (25 comments in total)

What typical Canon greed. They still don't include a lens hood with many of their lenses, the 3rd-party grip for my Canon cost 1/3 of the Canon official model and is identical. Why can't Canon just stick to what they do best and release a course called "How to Maximise Profits in Photography and Alienate Your Customers"?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 12:12 UTC as 1st comment
On article Video: Canon EOS 7D versus leaf-cutter ants (47 comments in total)

If you are in the UK and want to see some leaf cutter ants in action, head to the Butterfly Farm in Stratford-upon-Avon. You can also get some great pictures of exotic butterflies... provided your lens doesn't mist up first!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 11:54 UTC as 10th comment
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John _ Finn: Oh dear. Imagine the social disgrace when one is found to have fitted one of these ... adapters (ugh!) ... to one's Leica. One emerges from one's Bentley (Rolls Royces are strictly for the noveau riche) with the red-dot body around one's neck and then ... the gasps around the yacht club as the whisper spreads: "Peregrine can't afford a Leica lens ... he is using an adapter to fit a Canon! Haw, haw, haw". Really, it's enough to make one gag on one's Dom Perignon, it's such a ghastly prospect, darling. What *were* Novoflex thinking?

Exactly. Even at the absurd price, I do not understand how these companies identify such odd niches and still decide it can be profitable.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 06:19 UTC

Whilst playing with the charts I compared an Olympus OM-D EM-5 II in pixel shift mode against a Canon 5DS. The results are very similar, certainly only as far apart as the 40MP v 50MP difference. So pixel shift mode can clearly match expensive sensors... but then what's the point? The Pentax results are extremely impressive as a technical feat, but only in a completely artificial scenario that's irrelevant to nearly every photographic situation - unless all you do is indoor table-top still life work. Pixel shift seems like a very limited gimmick to me.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Friendly Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D samples (177 comments in total)

OK, after reading more snarling comments about the 1300D, I have a confession to make. It's a very difficult personal decision for me, but here goes.... [deep breath, hangs head in shame]... I...I...I... still own a Canon EOS 550D AND I STILL HANG IT ROUND MY NECK IN PUBLIC AND I LET OTHER PEOPLE SEE ME TAKING PICTURES WITH IT!

There! I said it. I own a "prehistoric" camera much like the 1300D, with apparently hopeless resolution (18MP), awful noise problems and appalling dynamic range, and it only does 3.5 fps too! But somehow, I manage to stand tall in public places and let people see me use it. I even put it on a tripod sometimes, despite the crowds of howling onlookers laughing at my ancient and pathetically inadequate kit. The odd thing is, I get some really satisfying photos with it, not sure how.

There, I feel so much better having revealed my dark secret. I hope one day to be rich and stupid enough to upgrade my camera every two years, but sorry, I'm not quite there yet.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 11:46 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

I do hope Roger will be able to show us a Canon STM mechanism. If a huge manufacturer moves to a 'new' system like that there must be a good reason, and probably not just cost.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (135 comments in total)

Is this a late April Fools joke? Or are enough Apple users really stupid enough to make this a viable product?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 08:42 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (294 comments in total)
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Chris62: In general 80D seems very good camera but...
2014' Samsung NX1 is much better....
Why the most powerfull photo company as Canon is produces cameras with outdated technologies?
Sony in A6300 also uses newer technologies.

In Canon's user shoes I would wait for 90D with 4k and BSI CMOS + copper tracks sensor.
This model will be outdadet soon.

I agree. I was very, very, tempted by the 80D. But even though I don't really *need* 4K, it seems crazy that Canon released a camera in 2016 without 4K capability.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 12:10 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

AT LAST! After all these years, relief for our eyes! I used to always have to press Ctrl+A in my browser to invert the text to make it readable. If I didn't, after a couple of minutes I'd be left with scan lines burnt into my eyeballs! Now at last there is a sane black text on white option. Thank you DP Review!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 11:56 UTC as 419th comment
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (895 comments in total)

It's desperately sad to see such a massive wave of pointless negative reactions from gear-lusting camera snobs who have no interest in this 'low-end' camera. You sound like a bus-load of spoiled high school rich-kid brats humiliating a little kid 10 years their junior.

Canon has to cover all parts of the market, including the bottom. The RRP is set deliberately high so when the discount electrical retailers put "40% off!" stickers on it they're still making a profit. It's not a new idea.

So why don't you brats take your vitriol off this site and go and take multiple award-winning photos with your $5000 cameras and L series lenses?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 09:42 UTC as 56th comment | 13 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (895 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Canon has no shame, clearly.

I'm not defending a brand. I'm just pointing out that if you put a good lens on this camera, it will create some excellent pictures. My old 550D was considered quite good (at twice the price) a few years ago, but now this near identical model is being criticized at half the price. Only if you choose to print a huge gallery-sized poster (and few beginners will) might the typical purchaser wish they'd paid 5x more for a higher model. This model serves a purpose at a particular position in the market; it seems most people here on this site want to sneer at low-budget buyers.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (895 comments in total)
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stevo23: Canon's scraping the barrel. No 5DIV, no D62. Just dregs.

This is a 'beginner' camera at a beginner price. Somebody considering a 5D won't have the 1300D on their list of options, and vice-versa. It's the photographer's eye that counts, not the swanky kit round their neck.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 13:00 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (895 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Canon has no shame, clearly.

This is a 'beginner' camera at a beginner price. It is a light-proof box with a very fast shutter. Put it in the hands of a pro photographer and he will get a series of much better/saleable shots than you ever could on $5000 worth of 5Ds with L series lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 12:55 UTC
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