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brendon1000

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10thumbs: The T6s is $100 more than a Pentax K-3. Other than a touch screen, why would anyone purchase this over a Pentax. Even if you owned an extensive canon lens collection is of no use on this model.

^^ If weight wasn't an issue, mirrorless cameras wouldn't be selling so well today. :P

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 16:09 UTC
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10thumbs: The T6s is $100 more than a Pentax K-3. Other than a touch screen, why would anyone purchase this over a Pentax. Even if you owned an extensive canon lens collection is of no use on this model.

^^ Do you honestly think DPreview gear list of everyone is upto date ? :P

Dpreview doesn't have any listing for Minolta lenses so I haven't added them.

I have a Minolta 35mm f1.4 ($230 approx +$15 to fix it), Minolta 50mm f1.4 ($100 approx Mint condition) and Minolta 85mm f1.4($550 Mint condition) and while I sold off the Minolta 50mm because I preferred my Sony 50mm f1.8 I use the other two lenses pretty extensively.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 14:04 UTC
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Gerrit J: WHY?
I own a Renault Espace and love it. Do I ever go to the website of Volkswagen or Ford to complain about their cars? Never! Why should I?
I own an EOS 650D (started with the A1 in 1978, that was innovation!!!). I am considering to replace this 650D, because I am not satisfied about the touch AF functionality.
Part of the fun of buying a new camera is reading about it. So, I regularly visit the DPREVIEW website to gather interesting/helpful information.
I also read the articles about the EOS 750D/760D and what do I see? Complaints, complaints, complaints. What garbage Canon is producing. Whether its is wise of Canon to bring an EOS 750D and an EOS 760D to the market at the same time etc. etc.
Who cares? For me Canon is allowed to also bring a 770D/780D/790D to the market at the same time. If I like the 760D (or whatever), I will buy it.
Anyway, If you hate Canon, buy a Nikon or Pentax or whatever, but WHY all this complaining (or is that for some people part of the fun?).

This is ridiculous. This site is essentially a discussion website. People come here to praise, criticize or just read up on photography gear. This isn't a photo sharing website but a b****ing site for differerent camera brands.

And lets face it, these Rebel Canon cameras are basically behind the times compared to the competition. That is the reason they are being panned by many people.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 05:33 UTC
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10thumbs: The T6s is $100 more than a Pentax K-3. Other than a touch screen, why would anyone purchase this over a Pentax. Even if you owned an extensive canon lens collection is of no use on this model.

What sort os stupid question is that ? Bodies don't make a system, lenses do. If someone is happy with the large selection of lenses that Canon offers why would he just buy a Pentax body just because it is better featured ? Personally I loved Pentax bodies but I find their lens line up to be the most unappealing to me as I love fast lenses and Pentax has few f1.4 lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 05:23 UTC
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UCSB: Without AF micro adjustment, this is just a frustrating waste of money. Anyone that owns any lenses or hopes to buy additional lenses in the future should not consider this camera. The front focusing example in the review is a perfect example of how every single one of your quality lenses will perform on this camera. The only question is just what will be the extent of the front/back focus errors ... one thing is clear at 24 MP, the focusing errors will be plainly visible.

^^ AF accuracy and front focusing are two completely different principles. No lens is 100% accurate and depending on the circumstance they do misfocus from time to time.

However front focusing means one lens due to tolerance errors CONSISTENTLY focuses either slightly in front or behind where it was supposed to focus.

So if you have a front focusing lens you can either return it or use micro AF adjust on that lens so it will focus properly most of the time.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 09:58 UTC
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Henry McA: Just a quick thought to the lack of microadjustment ability. No one should have to microadjust a lens. If I encounter such a thing the body goes back or the lens.

^^ Canon can easily do that but why offer consumers the best when you are market leaders ?

The old Pentax K500 launched years ago has a pentaprism viewfinder and AF micro adjust. All for $599 MSRP with kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 09:52 UTC
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JJ Rodin: Bad photographer or ?

Author complained about the auto ISO in A mode, he said he could 'resort' to M. Well as a reminder, there is also a Tv mode that allows choosing a shutter speed and I would hope the cam would choose an appropriate ISO ? Hmmm.

Intentional lapse of memory or intentionally producing a reason for negative comment - and Yes, a 1/30 or 1/40s shutter is too slow for most situ.

^^ Most people shoot in A mode as they wish to control the aperture. You can do that in M mode too (control the aperture) but NOT in Tv mode.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 07:43 UTC
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Henry McA: Just a quick thought to the lack of microadjustment ability. No one should have to microadjust a lens. If I encounter such a thing the body goes back or the lens.

^^ Many parts of the world its not easy to return anything. Especially if you discover a problem later on after a few months.

Micro adjust is there for a reason. Not having it is a con plain and simple.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
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T3: The size of the viewfinder is disappointing. It's even smaller than the poor viewfinder in the SL1. Canon basically upgraded the features of the T6 to be more of a mid-level camera, but then downgraded the viewfinder to below that of an entry-level camera. Canon giveth and taketh away!

^^ Agreed. Pentax SLRs are awesome compared to the cheap Canon/Nikon DSLRs. But Pentax lenses are a bit of a let down for many people.

If I wanted a small compact APS-C system with fast lenses then I would choose Fuji over Pentax as Fuji has a nice set of f1.4 lenses. Pentax however has some decade old f1.8 expensive primes (77mm f1.8, 31mm f1.8 etc) and some small expensive slow primes (15mm f4, 21mm f3.2, 70mm f2.4) etc.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 07:33 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (797 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: Personally, new Canon T6s/T6i are more practical.

^^ True. But I am sure if you take a survey of people using AF lenses over people using MF lenses you will find people using AF lenses a huge multitude higher than people using MF lenses.

And its not like Canon can't take MF lenses. You can use Nikon AIS lenses, m42 screw mount lenses, Olympus OM lenses, Leica R, Contarex mount etc.

The only worthwhile lens mounts not available to Canon users (without crappy adapters with mirrors) is Canon FD mount and Minolta MD mount which have some nice lenses.

However if I ever go into MF lenses the m43 system is the last system I would ever use for MF lenses. With a quarter frame sensor a nice 135mm f2.8 lens will act like a 270mm f5.6 lens on a m43 camera and a normal cheap 50mm f1.4 will be a 100mm f2.8 lens !

Don't get me wrong I strongly believe the m43 system is a very good system but its best used with its small light weight native lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 19:53 UTC
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T3: The size of the viewfinder is disappointing. It's even smaller than the poor viewfinder in the SL1. Canon basically upgraded the features of the T6 to be more of a mid-level camera, but then downgraded the viewfinder to below that of an entry-level camera. Canon giveth and taketh away!

@JustmeMN - What you said is completely wrong. The Nikon has a larger sensor and so a bigger viewfinder. Please correct your mistake.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 07:49 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (797 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: Personally, new Canon T6s/T6i are more practical.

I don't disagree with your assessment of the Canon but Canon is more than just a camera. It has a robust flash system with many 3rd party support, FAR FAR more lenses available to it. Not everyone wants small and light lenses you know.

And Canon has a vastly superior support network of both own service centers and 3rd party service centers.

And lastly an upgrade path to a larger sensor if need be.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 07:44 UTC
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Cheng Bao: what's the phenomena of these:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3207741/dan_acr_iso200_f4?inalbum=fujifilm-xf-16mm-f-1-4-r-wr-samples-gallery
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3207208/dan_acr_iso200_f5-6?inalbum=fujifilm-xf-16mm-f-1-4-r-wr-samples-gallery
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3207742/dan_acr_iso200_f9?inalbum=fujifilm-xf-16mm-f-1-4-r-wr-samples-gallery

where orange lines against blue sky, I can see orange colored "halo" around lines.
Astigmatism?

Anything that needs to be studied at 100% crops really shouldn't be taken seriously.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 17:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (358 comments in total)
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InTheMist: Is it fast?

I was disappointed by my x100s: slow to start, slow to focus, slow to do ANYTHING. Great images though.

Sony user here but I used my friends XE-1 for a bit and was pleasantly surprised by its responsiveness. It was pretty snappy to do anything and this is supposedly much faster than the XE-1.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (134 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: Canon has a 2,0/100 mm which is a little cheap build but very sharp, with fast AF and really good bokeh -
- Fuji is heavy - 80g more
- Fuji is long 10,5 to 7,4 by Canon
- no image stabilization
- as sharp and nice painting like Canon???
- Price is more then twice as much

or 200g less then Canon EF 2,0/135 mm for full frame - but same price...
- not really short (11,2 cm)
- no really good magnification 1:5 (1:5,2)
- really expensive
- as sharp as Canon???

I try to like Fuji - but the prices are extreme,
I don't like the aperture ring with the ⅓ steps and the easy turning - I hate the sunshades for all the Fuji lenses since now.

I would give it a try for 500 but 1000 is as crazy as Olympus for it's 1,8/75 mm.

^^ Please don't tell me on how to do my job. My needs are different and the 6D failed to meet my needs so I don't use it anymore period.

I shoot with two bodies and having a flash on both bodies is cumbersome in my work environment so only one body has a flash at all times and the other is paired with a fast lens like an 85mm f1.4 or a 35mm f1.4.

I am comparing cameras like the Fuji XT1 where the AF system is more similar to the 5D mk 3 than a rebel like AF system of the 6D. Even the D610 has a far great AF point coverage though I have personally never used a D610 for my work.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 06:23 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (134 comments in total)
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Paul Verhoeven: Why Canon can sell FULL FRAME 85/1.8 USM for $350 and Fuji has to ask $950 for APS-C 90/2? No OIS in either (although even that adds maybe $20 to cost, just like WR).
Honestly, such overpricing is ridiculous.

Anyone comparing this lens with the Canon 85mm f1.8 obviously has no real idea what he/she is talking about. The Canon 85mm f1.8 is a pretty sharp lens but its an old optic with contrast that is no where near as good as better 85mm lenses. Neither is the bokeh anything great.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 06:11 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (134 comments in total)
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roytempest: It would save people a lot of time if DPR could just copy and paste the comments from below the previous Fuji product launch (How can Fuji expect anyone to but anything if they don't have IBIS?, expensive relative to FF, it's quite big, hipsters, my lens is better than yours, etc., etc.)

Price is not and end all to know performance. If Sigma launches an 85mm f1.4 ART series I would bet it would match or outperform the Fuji while selling for around the same price and being a stop faster too.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 06:09 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (134 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: Canon has a 2,0/100 mm which is a little cheap build but very sharp, with fast AF and really good bokeh -
- Fuji is heavy - 80g more
- Fuji is long 10,5 to 7,4 by Canon
- no image stabilization
- as sharp and nice painting like Canon???
- Price is more then twice as much

or 200g less then Canon EF 2,0/135 mm for full frame - but same price...
- not really short (11,2 cm)
- no really good magnification 1:5 (1:5,2)
- really expensive
- as sharp as Canon???

I try to like Fuji - but the prices are extreme,
I don't like the aperture ring with the ⅓ steps and the easy turning - I hate the sunshades for all the Fuji lenses since now.

I would give it a try for 500 but 1000 is as crazy as Olympus for it's 1,8/75 mm.

^^ I regularly use a Sony A7 with adapter and A mount lenses to shoot weddings in low light and from time to time I need to use a 5D mk 3 or a 6D. I get almost the same amount of AF misses with either my A7 and the 5D mk 3 but that is more to do with my familiarity with the A7 rather than the lack of the 5D mk 3 capabilities. My friend who shoots with me gets more accurate results.

However the 6D is still by far the worst of the bunch. Other than the single AF point the other points are pretty much useless.

And don't forget the Fuji XT10 has an AF assist lamp which helps in low light while the Canon doesn't have one.

If you want ultimate IQ then yes you need a 35mm sensor (not considering the far more expensive and limited MF systems). The Fuji is not the ultimate in IQ but considering the smaller footprint and excellent IQ the differences aren't that stark. I have used a Fuji too extensively and IQ was not something I was disappointed in.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (404 comments in total)

Seems to tick a lot of check boxes - small and light weight, not too expensive, built in flash, articulating screen, 4k video. No real negative other than its not weather sealed like the more expensive EM5 II and lacks a GPS.

Other than that it seems Panasonic has a winner in this camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 12:10 UTC as 105th comment
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (358 comments in total)
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iudex: s there any reason for limiting ISO 100 to JPEG only? I can imagine that ISO200 as the lowest sensitivity in RAW mode is too high for a shot with large aperture, e.g. f1,4, making outdoor portraits impossible (or needing an ND filter).

ISO 200 is the native ISO figure which is where you get the best performance from the sensor. Similar to other sensors like some m43 sensors. The advantages are you get higher shutter speeds at the native ISO which is a good thing. Negative is of course when you hit the max shutter speed and you don't want to stop down the aperture. Or if you do long exposure photography.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 09:10 UTC
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