DoctorJerry: TWA flying a prop plane? Very grainy image with the appearance of a much earlier time.
Looks like a vintage/museum flight (it's a DC3).
Frederik Paul: Could it be that Canon finally got their things straight? I'm curious about the noise performance.
Take a look: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos70d/index.htmlThe ISO3200 one looks impresively clean.-P.S.: can someone help me? How can I write a clickable link in DPR comments? :)
rodney in brisbane: Let's wait until we see the reviews. For many stills photographers, the 70D will only be interesting if its high ISO performance and dynamic range is significantly better than those of the 60D and 7D.
I found the samples: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos70d/index.htmlI'm shocked by the ISO3200 pic... It's as cleaner than ISO320 (less than ISO400!) coming from my 40D, and that is PER PIXEL.I hated the 50D, and while I enjoy 7D (and using from time to time 600D), I still struggle with high ISO from the 18MP sensor.5DmkII was clean enough at ISO3200, but you still had to fight per-pixel noise; from what I can see in the few sample images, this looks to be the first really nice sensor in the last 5 years. I wouldn't be amazed if it beats the legacy reputation of Nikon D3S, sensor-wise; but it's a big IF, and only if those samples really represent the actual quality.
<< Since correction is part of the camera's design, we'd conclude that any converter not applying the corrections doesn't fully support the camera. >>
It's an *opinion* and I can respect that; your site, your rules. Still, it's no excuse to let it slide and NOT offer a test with a RAW converter that (at least) has the option to disable the automatic distortion correction.
Alphoid: Fantastic news. This was ask for before by other folks, and I'll ask again: Give samples on full-frame. Why APS-on-full-frame? You can crop. If you're doing a square crop, for instance, you get more image than you would on APS. If you're okay with a bit of vignetting, you get more image. Etc.
The lens is also likely to perform differently on full frame at different focal lengths and apertures. There may be some combos where it does quite well.
C'mon, mr. Butler! A full test is outof the question, but at least a few pics can be snapped even by your cleaning lady, if you give her a FF :)
davidonformosa: I'm currently using Lightroom 3.6. Is it possible to upgrade directly to Lightroom 5? Do I get to upgrade for the reduced price?
If you're from Europe, beware of the price gouging: $79 = €79.Try to use a proxy, it's unbelievable that Adobe still practices this mindless price difference, for the exact same download. Oh wait, there's also English to English translation... :D
Until Adobe fixes the Cloud mess, I predict a huge increase in photography-related ads. On illegal torrents sites, of course ;)
massimogori: It is evident that Canon rose the bar and targeted Leica, not Tamron nor Tokina. They already succeeded in matching prices. Next step will be to match Leica's market share.
Your take, obviously, was perfectly diagnosed by yourself: no idea.My take is based on testing them all, working in a photo equipment shop, seeing service operations and measurements for half a ton of lenses and... Oh, sorry, you were just in love with your brand! Then yes, I have no idea; I love some results given by various pieces of engineering, but I don't know hot to love the actual objects that much. Sorry for finding faults on your sweetheart :P
40daystogo: Adobe, let me explain it simply so you can understand.
Adobe, you think all you've done is made Photoshop a bit more expensive, but can't understand why the masses are rebelling. You don't get it.
There is nothing more sacred to digital artists than their data files. The single biggest fear of digital artists is that, years later, somehow they cannot use and edit the files that represent their lifetime's artistic work.
It was always a fear we thought would never happen, since we entrusted our files to the biggest player (Adobe) who wouldn't go away. Then suddenly Adobe turns around and uses that monopoly to hold us to ransom.
What Adobe have done is tantamount to holding a knife to the throats of our children, wives, mothers -- and not just held the knife there, but pressed a little into the flesh to draw blood. Adobe, do you now understand what you have done, and why the outcry is so great? It's because you, Adobe, have threatened the future-access to our own artistic data files.
If you need to edit your photos once and then forget, fine. It's like renting a car: you used it to transport you from the airport to the city, and there you give it back.But you must be really, really stupid to perpetually rent a car, years on end. Even if it were like a subscription where you would always get the nicest sedan, it's still not your car and you can't use it anymore the moment you stop.We want to BUY a piece of software, and have an option to upgrade when we want; we don't like being forced to pay until death, on the promise that "we will make it better". We pay for your software NOW, and we will pay again WHEN (and if) you make significant advancement with it.
KonstantinosK: By the way, I just checked the prices on DPreview Gearshop. I loved the "SAVE 1.99" green tag...
Say, it happens often to use your lenses as nutcrackers?The Tamron is built solidly, and more importantly: it's designed to eliminate weak internal adjustments, the ones that throw your beloved brand-name lens out of whack (centering, focus calibration etc) just because you sneeze at it. Of course, the metal outside looks perfect, but inside... Let's not go there.
Can't wait for the dinosaurs to be left behind by the ones that we consider now "third party". Even if I'm a Canon guy, I'd enjoy a 2015 when a humorless chap would come with some statistic like:
*Market share 2015:*Canon 5%Nikon 5%Others combined 10%Innovative guyz 80%
Bah... No chance for that to happen, as long as there are people to slavishly buy Cloud licenses and throw double the money on "brand name" lenses that don't feature even things that are common for third party.
Mark Smith: An Ok write up a few good options are missing where is serif Photo plus? Possibly I didn't read the article and missed it because of all the options available it probably offers a larger amount of the tools that PS offers than any of the one mentioned.http://www.serif.com/photoplus/
Hmm. Other people pushed really hard (read: more than a few times) for certain proggies available only for Apple /*nix. Why can´t someone suggest a Win alternative?
Prognathous: DPR: What's the point of having two separate comment threads for this story (one here, the other in the review page)? This is the same story and the comments should be in one place.
I think there are two reasons:1) Because people are much more likely to peruse the news, it makes sense to let them know there is a new review (or another important article). But that newsbit could be made to link directly to the article, right from the homepage. It takes no more than 10 lines of code in the site engine... Still, that´s not all; wait for the other reason ;)2) *Ads*. Since the site was bought by a large online retailer, the site is dramaticaly changing towards monetization and commercial stuff: less insight, more filler. They don´t actually need to employ independent research and actual camera work, but monkeys typing at the keyboard, rehashing info found somewhere else (DXO comes to mind, from the most recent ones; DPR did nice work when they honestly tried lenses, but now they can´t hold a candle to lenstip.com and slrgear). *The plot*: if they can get by with a crap news piece (we wrote an article), they get an almost free pageview from visitors to the site.
Leon V: Significant side effects on other companies and authors. I will continue to use Photoshop CS6 and not subscribe to Photoshop CC (I own the CS6 disc and CS6 will be on my computer for ever at no extra cost).
I am a NAPP member but I will not renew; NAPP will only involve PS CC from now on (useless to me) and no more trips to Photoshop World. Dekes Techniques and all of his books in the future will be about PS CC; I will no longer buy his books (I have many). I will no longer subscribe to Linda.com nor KelbyTraining.com for photoshop training. I will not buy future books on Photoshop and I have many (by M. Evening, K. Eismann, J. Schewe, and many others). I will not be looking at Photoshop Blogs by John Nack, Julieanne Kost, Scott Kelby, etc.
This move by Adobe is going to hurt many companies and authors that rely on future Photoshop releases, excuse me, I mean future Photoshop CC updates. I have really enjoyed the ride for many years but it has ended.
John Haugaard: Adobe decided that you can no longer use its software, unless you continually pay them. It's a change, and some are afraid of THIS change.Adobe evangelists are calling everyone a coward, because everyone is afraid of this particular change. Of course, we're cowards because we are afraid to bend over or we are simply not willing to; but, of course, there will always be people that have more relaxed... views ;)
First of all, this poll should be multiple choice.Second... The last entry is laughable; please replace it with "all of the above", if you don't give us the opportunity to tick multiple reasons.
facedodge: Now 3rd Party Batteries don't report remaining charge and you get a warning when you start up.
Uncompressed video doesn't have audio.
Magic Lantern won't load with it...
Video users beware.
Let's get serious... I'm in a country under the PAL standard, and I still can't find any reason for 25FPS; maybe for TV stations... And if you're a TV station and use a DSLR, maybe it's time to grow up. Right now, when the resolution is exactly the same, there is NO reason for the 24/25 and 50/60 fps schisma.
JacquesBalthazar: When I buy stuff, I look at the price/performance ratio like everyone else, and price is important. But I try and add another dimension to the value equation, and put a high weight on the sustainability/CSR side of things. I am prepared to pay a higher price for items that carry brands that belong to companies who have a publicised policy on those matters. That includes production conditions, fair employment, sourcing policies, environmental impact, etc.
I try and avoid giving my money, directly or indirectly, to sweatshops and environmentally irresponsible producers.
Nikon has a CSR policy. The Nikon point of view is here:
I tried to find information on Pixel's supply chain and CSR policies, and found nothing. They might be a good outfit (their management is proud of their production lines) or they might be pirates, I do not know at all, but if I purchase a grip for my D800, I'll buy it from Nikon, partly for that reason.
michi098: boohoo, gas 4 times higher? Oh noes... It's so expensive, that it got to almost 80% of the european price!Try now to mention camera prices: they're by default 20% higher in Europe (because in camera makers eyes, 1$ = 1 Euro).And salary? GTFO... If anything, I wonder when manufacturers will stop subsidizing the USA market, while inflating prices everywhere else.
J1000: I'm not a fan of the colors I'm seeing.
Excellent comeback, mr. Britton! It seems that there are again real people at DPreview. Keep it up!
Rachotilko: Thank you for the review.
I understand why the reviews are much shorter then they used to be 5 years ago: there's simply much more models being launched now then it used to be in the past. And that's especially true in the category of P&S cameras.
In the past, almost every review included at least a brief quantitative evaluation of sensor (noise, DR) and the lens (sharpness, distortions, CA). So I understand some readers are unhappy with the verbal-only a assessments.
Anyway, P&S cameras are much less interesting these days than they used to be, with manufacturers gradually lowering the quality of optics & pushing the sensors to extremes.
But in that light, dear DPR, I would really like you to do much more lens reviews. Especially in the mirrorless domain.
Still, even with so many models, it's kinda weird to read only an opinion about VR; yeah, they say it's working fine, but where are the damn results for stabilization? In such an extreme telephoto, that was the first feature that I came searching for in the so-called „review”.
johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: I wish it had hot shoe for external flash..and raw.. Maybe..
My stance: I'm in search for a superzoom to round up my DSLR kit.It's supposed used as a walk-around camera, when the 12kg bag is left at home.Having said that, the external flash hotshoe wouldn't really be useful *for me*, but the RAW option... C'mon Nikon, why not enable that? It would take just a tiny bit of code in your firmware...