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Wow a new AF system just from software?.

Firmware updates to fix bugs understandable.
Firmware to add a new AF system sounds fishy.

I think Fuji is intentionally crippling their cameras on release. Judging by the comments it seems they are repeat offenders. They probably think its a great marketing tactic. Users getting something for nothing.

Half the people that buy this camera don't frequent these camera forums. I guess they will never realize the full potential of their camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 00:10 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3361 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: The 7D mk2 is an action camera. With 10 fps and class leading auto focus, the camera is forgiven for low DR and not that good high ISO performance.

In contrast, a camera like the D800E or D810 is a slow, high megapixel camera with great image quality made especially for applications where a great image with lots of detail is required.

What canon has done is it has made a D810 style camera with the upscaled 7Dmk2 sensor.

And this just doesn't make any sense.

From a shareholder point of view, makes perfect sense. Squeeze more dollars from existing technology = bigger profits.

The camera might not be for everyone but at least Canon released what the market was asking for. A high megapixel native Canon mount camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3361 comments in total)
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Frank C.: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-5ds-sr/7

100 ISO +6EV compare Nikon vs Canon

Nikon kills ANYTHING Canon

shame....Canon's got some pretty good glass

I guess it'll eventually be used on the A7R II

Canon to become Sony premier's lens supplier!

Just based on Franks link
In the comparison tool DPReview has the files to download and shows the file size.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3361 comments in total)
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Frank C.: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-5ds-sr/7

100 ISO +6EV compare Nikon vs Canon

Nikon kills ANYTHING Canon

shame....Canon's got some pretty good glass

I guess it'll eventually be used on the A7R II

Canon to become Sony premier's lens supplier!

Big difference in files sizes as well.

5DS R
JPG - 46.2MB
RAW 46.9MB

D810
JPG - 23MB
RAW - 70.9MB

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 23:28 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1038 comments in total)
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Keeper78: Every five years I own a Sony camera system just because is looking so good on paper. Always I end up selling it after six months. Color quality and ISO performance is way behind Nikon, Fuji or others. If you printing on aluminum is ok.

Any crop sized sensor and above camera in the past 5 years can take professional looking photos.

Sony are at least adding new features to their cameras and not just on improving performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)
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Franck Bender: Sony sure knows how to trigger our GAS...
Guys, not to poop the party, but did you last body upgrade REALLY improve your photography ? Spend money not on promises and possibilities, but on something that'll allow you to do what you do better and faster.

...is what I keep telling myself.

Millions of people buy new cars with better tech but their driving still sucks.

Spend your money on what you can afford and makes you happy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 20:16 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)

This will be my camera in a couple of years once the price comes down or if my M3 dies.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:31 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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zsedcft: This thing should have 2 card slots. Most professionals will not buy this if they can't have in-camera backups, it is not worth the risk of losing client photos or even once-in-a-lifetime shots.

I can't even consider this camera because of that one omission and it is annoying. I'm sure that it is cramped inside the A7rii body, but they need to find space for a second card.

It would be interesting to see how many actual cards have failed. I would say there is more chance you losing the camera or physically damaging it before a card goes out. Never had a card failed through normal usage.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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twomoocows: This was nice to see:
USB power supply
The α7R II can be powered by USB cable connected to a USB charger or portable power supply for long continuous shooting.

Looks like a wonderful camera. Thanks Sony.

This is on a previously launched model. Very good for timelapse. Just hook it up to a USB Battery bricks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:05 UTC
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (170 comments in total)
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AlanG: The AF in my Canon 16-35mm can't be repaired due to the part being discontinued. So here's hoping that Yongnuo's clone AF parts can fix my lens.

Anyone try using a 3d printer to make the part?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 07:59 UTC
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)

You pay for sharpness not softness. Don't really understand this lens. hopefully no one falls for it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 23:05 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

This will be a cult lens once it hits 300 USD on ebay.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 20th comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)

I see a lot of complaints about it not being released in the US.
Guess its mostly old folks who don't know how to use the internet and order from Ebay or don't trust that the camera will last for more than a year and somehow need a local warranty.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 05:38 UTC as 82nd comment | 4 replies
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crashpc: I´m pretty certain that NOBODY around me will buy Samsung mirrorless in three years. How do they want to do "that"? :-D

That's what apple said when the first Iphone was released.
New generation don't have much brand loyalty. They buy the best value technology out there. Samsung will eat at Canons market share.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 20:41 UTC
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (151 comments in total)

Shouldn't be long before Samsung buys them out now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 03:05 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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Sirandar: I also checked out the similar legacy lenses from the 70s and 80s. They were beautiful creations but the images were nothing special .....

They were not sharp as the midrange m43 lenses I had and the contrast was sometimes good sometimes poor and the colours were mostly washed out. It is very hard to fix washed out colours convincingly in Photoshop.

They were dirt cheap and I still didn't buy them.

Nothing even cane close to my 45mm Oly Prime in any aspect let alone all three.

I also found a new respect for my cheap Oly 40-150. My copy is pretty darned good for any price. If only it was faster .....

You can't judge a lens much by how it looks or what is made of, or a red dot.

You judge it by the images and how easy it is to use.

My money would be on that it isn't worth 359$ as that is about what I paid for my Oly 45mm prime but we will see.

Practice what you preach. Don't say its not worth it when you haven't seen the images yet.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)
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Daniel L: Hey. Toddler and crybabies. Biiiitching and whinniiing do you no good.

PM me how much you want to sell your Canon gear.

Don't underestimate the power of the internet. Eventually if enough people complain, there will be some action from Canon. Negative feedback will get out there. Unfortunately Canon have a huge fanboy base that are balancing the negative comments online.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 15:26 UTC
On Drobo launches Mini with 8TB pre-loaded article (40 comments in total)
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DeanAllan: Firstly, from what I can see here, the most vocal ones unfortunately, does not seem to understand what backup and raid means.

In simple terms, backup means you have a copy of the data file located in another location.

If you keep all your files in a storage box, be it a Drobo, Synology or even souped up NAS running on ZFS that you built yourself, that is not a backup solution. You have simply built a storage box.

Some might point up "but I have raid with raid 10 and 8 disks" etc, etc. Guess what? Raid (RAID) is not backup. It provides redundancy, that is what the 'R' stands for. It allows you to continue operating while you get the faulty part replaced. This is useful for those who have datelines to meet and answerable to clients.

I had a friend who had automatic backups from his primary drive. One day he accidently deleted all his photos on the primary drive. The backup automatically synced so those got deleted as well. Lucky he noticed and was able to get some software to do the undelete. Some backup solutions are not simple. If you are not tech savvy do it the old fashion way and back up to multiple DVDs and store them in multiple places. I have had too many problems with hard drives, with family members accidently deleting folders, bad drive sectors, stolen drives, loss of power, dropping the drives. It just has to happen once and you have lost data permanently.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 23:27 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Looks they are diversifying their products and shifting focus to other areas. They probably realize the SLR cash cow has run its course and need to protect themselves from further future market shifts.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 352nd comment | 1 reply

I guess there is nothing else worthwhile to discuss while we wait 2 months for this thing to come out.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 64th comment
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