Joseph Black

Joseph Black

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Between the D750 and 7Dii, there is a $500 difference and from what I can see it is easily justified...FF, WiFi, Tilted And better LCD, a proven phase system..... just to name a few.

Of course there are sadly too many Canon shooters that got suck into the system and now has lens stock that prevent them from moving away from the system.

I wrote lately in an Australia forum that Sony has change the pricing and product cycle of FF cameras it seems Nikon is catching on....just not Canon. I wouldn't be surprise though as friends in channel tell me Canon are as arrogant as they were ten years ago.

Finally DPR, we have heard enough about Canon in the pass few days already. Please talk about something else.

Sam, there will be a lot of people who will make a lot of money from their Canon gear. Those people probably don't come here or comment here because they know what to expect: amateurs who love their technology more than they love photography spouting expert opinions on subjects they have absolutely no knowledge of and telling people who know the value of a tool that it's worthless. You think that one aspect of a camera is the only one to consider or that having a bag of lenses makes you a brand slave, but most of the money from 7D sales came from people who make a living with their camera or amateurs like me who have a two or three lenses. Professionals won't sacrifice their livelihood for a brand and I can sell my lenses for almost as much as I paid for them five years ago (Canon resale is awesome, btw) so get over yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 14:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples article (33 comments in total)
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peevee1: The samples at 24mm f/4 don't really allow to evaluate focus precision - DoF is too deep.

badi, you're talking to a self-admitted troll. Don't feed the troll.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 13:59 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (141 comments in total)
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brownie314: Finally - Canon came to their senses and purchased a sensor from Sony.

No, they package them in excellent bodies but my point was they use the sensor's signal without insane jpeg overprocessing and insipid color rendition. I'm not sure if the chip comes without a RGB bayer filter and Canon makes their own and install it before assembling the camera or if they have their own color calibration curve that is applied to the signal processing, but I've been bitten more than once by Sony cameras. They can make my next television and my new PS4, but they won't ever get a dime of my camera money again.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 13:57 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Between the D750 and 7Dii, there is a $500 difference and from what I can see it is easily justified...FF, WiFi, Tilted And better LCD, a proven phase system..... just to name a few.

Of course there are sadly too many Canon shooters that got suck into the system and now has lens stock that prevent them from moving away from the system.

I wrote lately in an Australia forum that Sony has change the pricing and product cycle of FF cameras it seems Nikon is catching on....just not Canon. I wouldn't be surprise though as friends in channel tell me Canon are as arrogant as they were ten years ago.

Finally DPR, we have heard enough about Canon in the pass few days already. Please talk about something else.

So many people here are the smartest person in the room. Must be hard to be so smart around a bunch of mindless drones.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples article (33 comments in total)
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peevee1: The samples at 24mm f/4 don't really allow to evaluate focus precision - DoF is too deep.

badi, this is what happens when you look for evidence to support a conclusion rather than reaching a conclusion after evaluating evidence. If someone is obviously the smartest person in the room then if they've decided a camera must be awful then all future evidence will naturally support that conclusion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 15:08 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (141 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Size matters? Yes. The smaller, The better. But should not at cost of Battery life:

Canon G7 X = 210 shots VS Sony R100M3=320 shots, the number is bad.

Touch screen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (141 comments in total)
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brownie314: Finally - Canon came to their senses and purchased a sensor from Sony.

Isn't it sad that everybody who buys Sony sensors can do better with output than Sony themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples article (33 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Nice collection of pictures. I have a very good idea of the camera's abilities in many fronts...

Everything is in focus, nice DR, great subject isolation, canon colors...etc.

my only beef is with the resolution, +2MP after 5 years is pretty few.

Canon is out of the megapixel wars.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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peevee1: "like the 70D, the 7D II doesn't attempt to refocus in live view when continuous shooting."

Poor Canon, cannot do what every cheap camera can do now...

How pathetic.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples article (33 comments in total)

She has a loose thread near her right shoulder blade. Considering the lens I would have stopped it down a bit and used a slightly higher ISO. It looks like there are moments when she's spinning so fast the shutter speed isn't adequate to freeze the motion. Still, we appreciate some great first shots. The plant and glass are tack sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 18:17 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples article (33 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Pffft my P&S can do the same thing, and the Canon's orientation sensor looks defective. Epic Fail.

LOL Somebody is caught in the 00's with their catphrases/memes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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mmcfine: If you don't like it don't buy it! If you like photography first have something interesting to photograph, use the best (interesting) lens you can get, know how to post-process using RAW. Then you can buy a $200 used Rebel or $3000 5D, it won't make a massive different.

You did a shadow "pull" (you mean push, by the way...you push crushed shadows up and pull blown highlights back) on a jpeg? Why? Are you trying to prove that jpegs can't handle three stops of pushing or pulling, because we already knew that. Pushing shadows in jpegs and not knowing common terminology implies to me that you have no idea what you're doing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Sorry Canon I jumped ship after seeing no improvements in noise for years. I doubt this camera's image quality will be much different from the 70D if not identical.

Canon milks the cow by changing names of cameras while keeping the same old sensors & low light performance. I am glad I jumped ships.

But I will give them that 10fps is impressive, I just wish they would not feel the need to paint lenses white nor copy paste every single camera's sensor instead of doing some innovation.

You know Canon doesn't read these comments, right? Send their customer service an email rather than being such a Debbie Downer here. We're glad you jumped ship, too. Now please stay off the ship and away from the ship and maybe completely ignore the ship.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (443 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: Two (obvious) things spring to mind. Firstly Canon have done a great job of trying to out do the RX100 spec for spec, and seem to have achieved that for the most part (for photo, not video):
Size - tick / Lens - tick / Controls - tick / Sensor - tbc!

But given that these cameras are design finalised several months, or even years ahead of production, I wonder what the reaction was in Team Canon when the RX100m3 turned up sporting a built in EVF.

(Ouch?)

And for those who need it there are plenty of options. When 99% of the interested consumers don't want something it doesn't pay to care anything about the 1%. Fortunately different companies have different priorities or choose to add a feature that they believe will sell cameras even when another company has a different strategy.
Why does every camera need to be everything to everyone?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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jamesm007: Speaking only for the USA. Mirrorless sales are at record low levels. So are dSLRs. But dSLR sales are still much higher than mirrorless, why. The web sites such as this one and manufactors are driving away buyers. Once you buy a Pentax K-5, Nikon D7000, Canon 7D, or any FF. There is little to compel a person, a newbie an enthusiasts, a semi-pro, the money makers for manufactures, to buy another until this mirrorless thing goes away. By that I mean for mirrorless fans to stop trolling SLR forums. Its hurting sales overall! Everyone is doing it all wrong! Your confusing and pushing people away!

Its clear in all data that most in the USA and Europe don't want mirrorless as much as dSLR systems. Plain and simple. Once everyone learns this, you can steer the ship in the right direction. People would rather jump off the ship than forced into systems they dislike.

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10041/cameras-sales-february-2014-data-new-absolute-low-for-mirrorless-in-us/p1

You aren't providing a service. You aren't educating the uninitiated. You are erroding your own soul and making a pest of yourself. You are not the prophet of the camera world sent here to save us from our own stupidity. You accomplish nothing by continuing to spew bile. You perpetuate the stereotype of photographers as intolerable egotists. I've met plenty of those and you speak as though you've got this all figured out and the rest of us need your help. We aren't brainwashed or ignorant; we simply have different needs than you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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peevee1: "Their wishes have finally been granted - and in a big way"

You mean "in even bigger size"? Because it is approximately same sht otherwise. :)

Ben, agreed. It's like a broken record. You know, a vinyl record: those old devices that don't have as much capacity and aren't as small but still produced excellent sound? Vinyl is making a comeback because it has aspect that are more appealing than modern versions. So you see, there are some things that were done correctly in the past and don't necessarily require changing every five seconds.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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jamesm007: Speaking only for the USA. Mirrorless sales are at record low levels. So are dSLRs. But dSLR sales are still much higher than mirrorless, why. The web sites such as this one and manufactors are driving away buyers. Once you buy a Pentax K-5, Nikon D7000, Canon 7D, or any FF. There is little to compel a person, a newbie an enthusiasts, a semi-pro, the money makers for manufactures, to buy another until this mirrorless thing goes away. By that I mean for mirrorless fans to stop trolling SLR forums. Its hurting sales overall! Everyone is doing it all wrong! Your confusing and pushing people away!

Its clear in all data that most in the USA and Europe don't want mirrorless as much as dSLR systems. Plain and simple. Once everyone learns this, you can steer the ship in the right direction. People would rather jump off the ship than forced into systems they dislike.

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10041/cameras-sales-february-2014-data-new-absolute-low-for-mirrorless-in-us/p1

No, the images posted on imaging-resource including original raw files. You're so busy bashing you miss the actual information and posted real-world results. What's it like to make a hobby of trashing a brand? You appear to believe everyone who likes this camera is a mindless fanboy, and yet you are a blind basher. Test results, real test shots in the studio, will reveal if it's the same sensor. Right now you simply want to believe that you can continue preaching DxO.
What is so fun about being ceaslessly negative? Do you do it for all cameras you don't like or own? I just don't see the point of seeing a camera you obviously have no interest in and then spending time hating. Go ENJOY a camera you LIKE. Talk about IT. Shouting at the wind and tilting at windmills isn't going to change the world or make you a better person. What an incredible waste of time and a real indication that you relate the camera to talent rather than seeing it as a tool that works well for some.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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jamesm007: Speaking only for the USA. Mirrorless sales are at record low levels. So are dSLRs. But dSLR sales are still much higher than mirrorless, why. The web sites such as this one and manufactors are driving away buyers. Once you buy a Pentax K-5, Nikon D7000, Canon 7D, or any FF. There is little to compel a person, a newbie an enthusiasts, a semi-pro, the money makers for manufactures, to buy another until this mirrorless thing goes away. By that I mean for mirrorless fans to stop trolling SLR forums. Its hurting sales overall! Everyone is doing it all wrong! Your confusing and pushing people away!

Its clear in all data that most in the USA and Europe don't want mirrorless as much as dSLR systems. Plain and simple. Once everyone learns this, you can steer the ship in the right direction. People would rather jump off the ship than forced into systems they dislike.

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10041/cameras-sales-february-2014-data-new-absolute-low-for-mirrorless-in-us/p1

Barn, the test shots I've seen are excellent. Has DxO already told you what to think or are you assuming your precious scores will match the 70D?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (443 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: Two (obvious) things spring to mind. Firstly Canon have done a great job of trying to out do the RX100 spec for spec, and seem to have achieved that for the most part (for photo, not video):
Size - tick / Lens - tick / Controls - tick / Sensor - tbc!

But given that these cameras are design finalised several months, or even years ahead of production, I wonder what the reaction was in Team Canon when the RX100m3 turned up sporting a built in EVF.

(Ouch?)

Canon engineers probably laughed their butts off. Sony has a tendency to really reach for the stars and then fall flat on their faces. The EVF on the RX100III is something everybody who wants the camera will pay $100 for whether they want it or not. Canon learned a long time ago that in an S-type body very few people care about the viewfinder enough to make it worth including. People who want a small camera are only looking because someone told them their phone is horrible and it finally sunk in. Or for people like me who love their DSLR but would like a more mobile solution. The G1 X is great but some people want their small camera to be really small. I wouldn't mind having the G7 X if the image quality is the same as the G1 X.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1702 comments in total)
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jamesm007: Speaking only for the USA. Mirrorless sales are at record low levels. So are dSLRs. But dSLR sales are still much higher than mirrorless, why. The web sites such as this one and manufactors are driving away buyers. Once you buy a Pentax K-5, Nikon D7000, Canon 7D, or any FF. There is little to compel a person, a newbie an enthusiasts, a semi-pro, the money makers for manufactures, to buy another until this mirrorless thing goes away. By that I mean for mirrorless fans to stop trolling SLR forums. Its hurting sales overall! Everyone is doing it all wrong! Your confusing and pushing people away!

Its clear in all data that most in the USA and Europe don't want mirrorless as much as dSLR systems. Plain and simple. Once everyone learns this, you can steer the ship in the right direction. People would rather jump off the ship than forced into systems they dislike.

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10041/cameras-sales-february-2014-data-new-absolute-low-for-mirrorless-in-us/p1

One of the best autofocus systems available on the market and some think sports shooting is the only use for it. A solid, sealed body with a high frame rate and a video system coupled with DP-PDAF that will maintain perfect focus with smooth transitions. The real competition for the 7D Mark II is the 7D. Right now I think my 7D will last me for a few more years, and I might get the G7 X in the mean time. I think the 7D Mark III is much more likely to be released in a shorter time frame than the II.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
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