Joo Prates

Joo Prates

Lives in Portugal Sabrosa, Portugal
Joined on Feb 25, 2010

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On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

Happy Holidays for all DP staff and thank you for bringing us the best information about cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 00:44 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1235 comments in total)

TOP TEN DPR GOLD AWARD:

- 5 NIKON CAMERAS
- 2 PANASONIC CAMERAS
- 2 FUJI CAMERAS
- 1 CANON CAMERA

Being a Canonist this is the reason of my disapointement with Canon, because this objective scores are the result of Canon trade, marketing and product development policy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:02 UTC as 46th comment | 14 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1235 comments in total)
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Joo Prates: I come back to my point about Canon:
THE NUMBERS ARE COLD, BUT SHOW THE FACTS:

Let's go to DPR ratings. In interchangeable Lens Cameras, ordered by rating, in Gold Awards, we find in the 10 first best cameras:

- One Canon Camera (EOS-1D Mark IV- 89% / Feb 2010) ,

- Four Nikon cameras (D3S - 89% / Feb 2010; D610 - 87% / Mar 2014; D600 - 87% / Nov 2012; D7100 85% / Apr 2013)

The new Canon 70D - 83% / Oct 2013 in 13 position Gold Award

The new 7D MarkII - 84% / Dec 2014 Silver Award

So, after 5 years...it's the best Canon achieves with their 7D Mark II? the same sensor...low DR...no Wi-fi? are you joking with us?

For instance in lens...how is it possible that Sigma makes a 50 mm 1,4 Art lens, for 950USD (price droping), and the top Canon L 50mm 1,2 that sells for 1600USD is worse in all levels, compared to the Sigma?

I've been a canonist all my life, but I'm disappointed with Canon Cameras and lenses, and I'm considering making the big move - changing to Nikon.

Switching gear or not, I will allways be out, taking pictures, when possible...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 12:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1235 comments in total)
In reply to:

Joo Prates: I come back to my point about Canon:
THE NUMBERS ARE COLD, BUT SHOW THE FACTS:

Let's go to DPR ratings. In interchangeable Lens Cameras, ordered by rating, in Gold Awards, we find in the 10 first best cameras:

- One Canon Camera (EOS-1D Mark IV- 89% / Feb 2010) ,

- Four Nikon cameras (D3S - 89% / Feb 2010; D610 - 87% / Mar 2014; D600 - 87% / Nov 2012; D7100 85% / Apr 2013)

The new Canon 70D - 83% / Oct 2013 in 13 position Gold Award

The new 7D MarkII - 84% / Dec 2014 Silver Award

So, after 5 years...it's the best Canon achieves with their 7D Mark II? the same sensor...low DR...no Wi-fi? are you joking with us?

For instance in lens...how is it possible that Sigma makes a 50 mm 1,4 Art lens, for 950USD (price droping), and the top Canon L 50mm 1,2 that sells for 1600USD is worse in all levels, compared to the Sigma?

I've been a canonist all my life, but I'm disappointed with Canon Cameras and lenses, and I'm considering making the big move - changing to Nikon.

Not a bad experience, but I fell that Canon is not anymore the inovative company it uses to be...today Canon cameras and lens are finantial and marketing products...who's Canon manager that decides that the 7dII should,t have wi-fi? cost reduction? what about client satisfation? what about facing competion?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1235 comments in total)

I come back to my point about Canon:
THE NUMBERS ARE COLD, BUT SHOW THE FACTS:

Let's go to DPR ratings. In interchangeable Lens Cameras, ordered by rating, in Gold Awards, we find in the 10 first best cameras:

- One Canon Camera (EOS-1D Mark IV- 89% / Feb 2010) ,

- Four Nikon cameras (D3S - 89% / Feb 2010; D610 - 87% / Mar 2014; D600 - 87% / Nov 2012; D7100 85% / Apr 2013)

The new Canon 70D - 83% / Oct 2013 in 13 position Gold Award

The new 7D MarkII - 84% / Dec 2014 Silver Award

So, after 5 years...it's the best Canon achieves with their 7D Mark II? the same sensor...low DR...no Wi-fi? are you joking with us?

For instance in lens...how is it possible that Sigma makes a 50 mm 1,4 Art lens, for 950USD (price droping), and the top Canon L 50mm 1,2 that sells for 1600USD is worse in all levels, compared to the Sigma?

I've been a canonist all my life, but I'm disappointed with Canon Cameras and lenses, and I'm considering making the big move - changing to Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 126th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1235 comments in total)

The numbers are cold, but show the facts.

Let's go to DPR ratings. In interchangeable Lens Cameras, ordered by rating, in Gold Awards, we find in the 10 first best cameras:

- 1 Canon Camera (EOS-1D Mark IV- 89% / Feb 2010) ,

- 4 Nikon cameras (D3S - 89% / Feb 2010; D610 - 87% / Mar 2014; D600 - 87% / Nov 2012; D7100 85% / Apr 2013)

The new Canon 70D - 83% / Oct 2013 in 13 position Gold Award

The new 7D MarkII - 84% / Dec 2014 Silver Award

So, after 5 years...it's the best Canon achieves with their 7D Mark II? the same sensor...low DR...no Wi-fi? are you joking with us?

For instance in lens...how is it possible that Sigma makes a 50 mm 1,4 Art lens, for 950USD (price droping), and the top Canon L 50mm 1,2 that sells for 1600USD is worse in all levels, compared to the Sigma?

I've been a canonist all my life, but I'm disappointed with Canon Cameras and lenses, and I'm considering making the big move - changing to Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:18 UTC as 194th comment | 10 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Joo Prates: Sometimes, Canon creates big expectations, and than "the mountain gave birth to a mouse". I hope it's not the case...

Not even a Canon computer mouse...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

Dear Canon marketeer's,
It's very bad to create bad expetations on clients or potencial clients... it's a basic lesson on marketing...and I think you are doint that for a long time...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 346th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

Sometimes, Canon creates big expectations, and than "the mountain gave birth to a mouse". I hope it's not the case...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 08:57 UTC as 853rd comment | 2 replies

Reviews are one of the most eficaces ways to sell on the internet, (instead of "word of mouth", from our friends and familly), to use with weighting.

I was a kid when I discovered that Santa Klaus did not exist, so ...
Worse than telling lies is disguise them as real, with more or less scientific evidence to mislead consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:28 UTC as 66th comment

Of course there are comercial interests behind some reviews; we all know that there are some review sites that favor some brands; there is a particular review site, that favors Sony cameras, and that's incredable the way they always find to get the same result.
Reviews play an important role in buying decisions, so I'm not naive and I believe that brands are attentive and "work" consumer reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:07 UTC as 70th comment
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (148 comments in total)

The 700D is a marketing product... I bought a 650 D four months ago and the swivel-and-tilt screen is peeling, and I have only taken studio pictures and a few in the field... I have a 400D for years, and is impeccable. Canon launched 650D full of problems and using cheap quality materials; a camera that cost 750 €, is not cheap and compared to the 400D looks like a plastic toy ... I have been a Canon customer for years, but if I can sell my Canon lenses, I’ll go for Nikon and I advise those who are considering to buy a SLRD, to compare similar cameras and feel the differences. In high-end products Canon cameras are excellent... with entry or mid level cameras, Canon wants to make money and face competition, using cheap materials. It’s my opinion and I’m very disappointed with Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 13:56 UTC as 24th comment

Dear DPReview,

Suggestion: how about a different colour, other than black, in Richard Buttler clothes; in the video, a black camera with a black blackground? it's just a suggestion. JP

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 14:52 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon issues allergy warning for EOS 650D/Rebel T4i article (176 comments in total)
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Joo Prates: The problem is the greed of big companies that cut costs, by using bad material, to make more money. It is incomprehensible that a company like Canon put defective, or in this case, dangerous products on the market. Perhaps they transferred people from quality control to costs control. I am a Canon customer for years but I think is inadmissible the use of bad materials in such products, to save a few cents. And it is true that these problems are happening more and more, because the millions in profits are not enough…
"wash your hands with water if they have come in contact with the rubber grip"...it seems that to grab a camera is like playing with poisonous substances. whatch out ! wash your hands.

Yes I make mistakes, everybody that works, makes mistakes. But a company like Canon should have product control and testing, to avoid and correct this mistakes before launching defective products in the market, what is bad for the company and for the clients. And as a client, I don't have to know the manufacturing processes, I don't have to worry about that. We are spreaking about a company with decades of experience in making cameras, and not a new company in the market. This is not political criticism, but just a fact.
Some last words to comment your last paragraph: opinion, freedom of expression and democracy…

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:27 UTC
On Canon issues allergy warning for EOS 650D/Rebel T4i article (176 comments in total)

The problem is the greed of big companies that cut costs, by using bad material, to make more money. It is incomprehensible that a company like Canon put defective, or in this case, dangerous products on the market. Perhaps they transferred people from quality control to costs control. I am a Canon customer for years but I think is inadmissible the use of bad materials in such products, to save a few cents. And it is true that these problems are happening more and more, because the millions in profits are not enough…
"wash your hands with water if they have come in contact with the rubber grip"...it seems that to grab a camera is like playing with poisonous substances. whatch out ! wash your hands.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 00:17 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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