Dougbm_2

Dougbm_2

Joined on May 25, 2010

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PeaceKeeper: I am betting less than 10% of Canon's customers are professional "photojournalists". The rest are hobbyists, enthusiasts, and casual photographers.

In other words, he just gave 90% of his customers the finger(or any of countless other insulting hand gestures).

All the dancing around issues aside, I just can't wrap my head around the fact he thought this was a good strategy. Surely there were better ways to avoid questions than alienating their main source of revenue. Consumers are too well informed to swallow that "We make it for professionals, if you don't want it, you must not be a professional" nonsense(or are they?)

Elitist BS.

I reckon over 50% of tourists I regular see in New Zealand have an entry level or enthusiast Canon DSLR with a kit lens. Most people are not gear heads or forum trawlers but for them the name Canon is synonymous with quality photographic equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:59 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Suck at hi ISO? The 5DIII has better DR than D810 past ISO 800 but the Sony sensor has cleaner shadows. The D810 creams DR below ISO 800.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:52 UTC

He doesn't seem to know much at all about the market place. Life in a bubble.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:49 UTC as 142nd comment | 3 replies
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sailorboy414: Like it...don't like it...at least it is leader in zoom. It has been a while since Nikon put out a camera that leads in something. Recently they've been following and not leading.

Following??
D810 best in class,
D750 best overall
D7200 best in class (probably)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
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tkbslc: atmospheric distortion + haze + diffraction + camera shake = FANTASTIC PHOTOS!!!

I had an SX40 that was poor at 'cutting' through the haze. I got much better results with a 70-200 lens on my 7D. The 840mm SX40 image was useless. It was surprisingly good otherwise but didn't serve the purpose I wanted it for.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 22:04 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Kaso: "It finds itself in the same class as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Pentax K-3, and Sony SLT-A77 II DSLRs as well as the Fujifilm X-T1, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, Samsung NX1, and Sony Alpha 7 II mirrorless cameras."

The Sony Alpha 7 II is a full-frame mirrorless camera. How can it be in the same class as the Nikon D7200? Maybe you should have added the Nikon D610, the Nikon D750 and the Sony Alpha 6000 to the "class" to make it more interesting and... crowded?

A77 not A7.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
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princewolf: Yet another 1/2.3'' tiny sensor camera...

How else would they make such a large zoom range? Even on a 1" sensor the lens would be massive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 08:02 UTC

They need about 10 stops IS for this!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 08:01 UTC as 57th comment

Limited to those Pros "who are using digital cameras of at least 16 Megapixels". How utterly pathetic. So they want images from my 18Mp 7D not my superior 12.9Mp 5D! So nothing from my X100 or any previous camera let alone SD14 or Fuji S2 pro

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 08:03 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

Any fixed lens system over 200mm that doesn't include an EVF is pretty unusable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:17 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

They are so afraid to 'contaminate' their DSLR range that they are unable to produce a decent mirrorless camera. With a quality EVF this would have outgunned both Panasonic and Sony in the high end bridge segment. As it is they land a product in no mans land again. Pity. I would have considered this as a good partner to my Canon 5D.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:14 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: DP Review you say "The D750 has a lockable mode dial". Does that mean it is optional to lock it or compulsory?

Crap. It's like a 60D. Why don't they, make it so you press down to lock and it stays locked and press again to unlock and it stays unlocked. This is flawed industrial design. I am regularly switching between AV and M and even custom modes even shot to shot. This lock button is just a nuisance.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 09:20 UTC
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Hold my beer - I got this: 760D vs 70D vs A77 ii vs GH4 vs (Feel free to throw in whatever)

for a new guy who is about to build his arsenal and is aiming to shoot video - shortfilms

@ThatCamFan see this :
http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=sony_slta77ii&products=canon_eos7dii&products=nikon_d7100&products=canon_eos70d&products=pentax_k3&sortDir=ascending

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 20:19 UTC
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Hold my beer - I got this: 760D vs 70D vs A77 ii vs GH4 vs (Feel free to throw in whatever)

for a new guy who is about to build his arsenal and is aiming to shoot video - shortfilms

A77ii is cop sensor not FF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 06:24 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)

DP Review you say "The D750 has a lockable mode dial". Does that mean it is optional to lock it or compulsory?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 03:10 UTC as 96th comment | 3 replies
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Mirko123: This looks like a great lens. Well done Fuji!
While Nikon and Canon are stilling on their hands producing the same old, out dated rubbish and expecting us to buy.

@Mirko123. Well there's the stm range - 40mm, 10-18mm, 18-135mm, etc and 15-85mm plus 70-200L mm lenses and the primes - 300mm, 400mm etc and the more budget range - 18-55mm. 55-250mm, 70-300mm, 50mm 1.8 etc etc etc Largest range of all manufacturers for APSC and FF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 08:43 UTC
On Mandarin Oriental, Singapore in the Elevators challenge (2 comments in total)

indeed! (what they said).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 09:01 UTC as 1st comment
On 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People article (23 comments in total)

No1 is totally delightful!
10 is charming too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 06:19 UTC as 13th comment
On 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things article (25 comments in total)

Some cool images. Really like no 1 and 6.
7 is mad!

No 11 isn't too bad … : )

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 06:15 UTC as 12th comment
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: I'm seriously considering selling all my Canon lenses and my old 5D mkI to finance the purchase of a D750 and one really good super wide angle lens. What do you all think?

@WayneHuangPhoto.
I am in the same position.
D750 (best sensor/camera combo) plus Nikkor 14-24 (best ultra wide ever made) is unbeatable. Not cheap but if you really want the best. Some people even use the Nikkor 14-24 on Canon bodies via an adaptor it is that good. But Ken Rockwell say "This 14-24mm is a huge, expensive and special-purpose lens. For 99% of the people reading this, the newer 16-35mm f/4 VR is a much better lens because it is smaller, lighter, has a more useful zoom range, it's easier to use, takes filters and is slightly sharper, too."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 21:32 UTC
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