Solar Eagle

Solar Eagle

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On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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Solar Eagle: So will this be the star field lens to get? It seems so.... Coma correction made the feature list, which is what I'm most interested in seeing with this one....

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 22:15 UTC
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Digimat: really...i dont get it. its too expensive for entry level. but it seems to pack quite some hardware, but than, why is there no damn EVF in that body to compete with equivalent fuji/sony/m43 cameras? and its not a thing of beauty either...oh well...

Its pretty simple.... An EFV would make the body bigger and make the camera cost more...... Why make everyone suffer with a larger and more expesive camera when the EFV can clip right into the hotshoe for those that need one? I'm sure the percentage that needs one is quite small.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
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Lynda Botez: I have the first camera; after the major firmware update, I love this camera to bits. Can't wait for the M3. It's got to be a lot better, faster, etc. This size and weight make a great little camera, and the photos are amazing... If you haven't used one I wouldn't make up my mind against it until you try it. The small lenses are awesome too!

@digifanboy, what does the competition have to do with Lynda's love of the EOS M? NEWS FLASH: Only web trolls give a crap about the competition and want to make it a point of contention. The rest of us care about the camera we actually own and use.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
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ericnon: At last a real contender in the ILC market!
Taking all these improvements into account
nobody can argue that Canon doesn't listen
to their customers!

The photo culture in the US is totally different than the asian markets where mirrorless sells so well. Canon is a smart company so they are only doing what makes sense. I only bought an EOS M because it was $299 with lens, and I picked up the other lens and adapter for next to nothing as well. In total I have a camera, two lenses, and adapter for $450. A deal like that just makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 23:59 UTC
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Jerome Kwok: Canon just realized mirrorless cameras are more than a point and shoot with removable lens. M1 should have been what M3 is offering right now.

Sony and Fuji demonstrated mirrorless can be the future. Now Canon is at least 2 years late. I hope Canon is serious this time. Don't use black and white LED matrix and compact flash anymore.

Canon doesn't think like that though. They are the dominant player so they don't have to take risks like Sony and Fuji. In fact the original EOS M is not a point and shoot with removable lens, its a fully featured EOS camera. Don't let the absence of two turn knobs fool you. Canon made the right move by releasing the first model as they did, and letting the line mature natually. The focus on the first one was to be the smallest size possible. It would be nice to have the added resolution, exposure dial, and pop up flash on the M3, but I'm not about to replace my original with it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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Solar Eagle: So will this be the star field lens to get? It seems so.... Coma correction made the feature list, which is what I'm most interested in seeing with this one....

That too bad. Where did you find that bit of info? I was expecting better given their statement that "the new lens element design also delivers excellent peripheral brightness".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (51 comments in total)
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Alphoid: The main thing I envy from the Canon system is the lens selection... The 17mm TS. Now this thing. For all complaints about Canon sensors, they have a few lenses no one can match.

I don't think you will see real Canon photographers complaining about Canon sensors, only camera geeks who get hung up on incremental differences, or fans of other brands that are jealous over Canon's optical superiority so they hammer away at perceived sensor deficiencies.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 20:41 UTC
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (51 comments in total)
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Sessility: How about some new top-quality APS-C lenses targeted at the 7D Mark II ?!

What the heck are you talking about? They just released their brand new APS-C ultra-wide like 9 months ago....... And a new APS-C prime right alongside the 7D II....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 20:33 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

So will this be the star field lens to get? It seems so.... Coma correction made the feature list, which is what I'm most interested in seeing with this one....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 06:05 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (442 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The problem with pocketable cameras like this is that they are only really pocketable without a case and cameras with motorized lenses sometimes see those lenses jam due to what might be in a pocket, like lint or other particulate matter.

Who uses a case with these cameras? Old men? lol And when was the last time your lens jammed due to your old man pocket being to full of lint?

I mean who comes on here and complains because their camera is going to jam due to pocket lint? LOL Are you kidding?

There are some serious clowns on this forum. lol HERES A TIP, CLEAN YOUR POCKET WHEN PUTTING A $700 INSTUMENT IN IT>>>>>>>>>>>

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 09:41 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (242 comments in total)
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tarsus: Of course the LCD on the Canon GX7 does not tilt for anything other than selfies, that will be in version 2. Of course there is no EVF, that will be in version 3. After which you will have spent $2,100 on a compact camera. Note the progression of the RX series. You will have spent $2,400 to get the camera you want. The Canon G1X series is now at $1600 and counting. The next version with an EVF will put buyers at $2400. Of course the LCD on the Panasonic LX100 doesn't tilt because, well, you get the idea. I know they have to make money to stay in business, but my goodness we are seriously manipulated into spending a lot of money that I feel does not justify what you ultimately get. Smart marketing,? yes. Good for consumers,? no. By the time you get the LX100 you want, you will have spent $2700 for the tilt screen and a slightly longer lens. My only concession is the G1X bought used to shoot silently on quiet venues. Not one more step up from me.

This has to be the dumbest post I've ever seen. Sorry man, but you get the award. But hey, you get to be part of the club, right? I mean the sheer ass-clownery of dpreview's posters tops them all.... Can you imagine the office jokes dpreview must toss around>?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 07:44 UTC
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UnitedNations: I was waiting for the innovation , but never saw one...

Sounds like a personal problem to me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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hotdog321: Some have wondered why the new 16-35 is f/4 instead of f/2.8, even if they did include IS. I think that losing that extra stop may have been the tradeoff to create a truly sharp wide angle zoom in this range. I am eagerly waiting to compare this new version with version 1 and version 2 on DxO Mark.

Also, I wonder if putting IS on the 16-35 might point to putting IS on that marvelous 24-70 f/2.8L II in the near future?

There's said to be 24-70 f/2.8 IS protypes out there, but apparently Canon's concern remains that its too big and heavy for prolonged use as a general purpose lens.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 01:44 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (690 comments in total)

Why not cover the new macro capability in this review? It would be nice to know what kind of magnification you get from 5cm at 24mm, since Canon isnt telling us. Even a simple mention of the MM or coverage area would have been fine.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 01:35 UTC as 59th comment | 10 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Zoron: Incredibly poor photo quality.....even at low iso.....it seems the big 1.5"sensor and noise reduction software are designed to produce compromise quality.......amazing how the sensor is almost APSC size but clearly a sub-par sensor and very soft un-sharp center-to-corner lens combination....

I got rid of my G1X when I got an EOS M. The lens was just way to soft and the Powershot image processing is inferior to EOS image processing. Seems they maybe packed too much into this new lens, as it the image quality seems to have taken a dive, but who can really tell without a direct comparison?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 01:07 UTC

Some of those questions make me cringe.

"You guys don't innovate, your affordable full-frame isnt affordable, and your company is boring. Can you explain this?"

If you asked me questions like that I too would only give you standard maketing responses.

A little bit of professionalism goes a long way.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 13th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Zoron: i would prefer 3x zoom, 24-75mm f1.4-2.8

lol I would prefer a 5x f1.2-2.0. We may never get what we want!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:10 UTC
On Rotten pole in the Moss in Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

That's totally awesome. Really fun to look at.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 08:43 UTC as 1st comment
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UnitedNations: Why is Fuji watering down the reputation & image of the X-Series with their cheaper models coming out recently by employing the same retro classic design used on the X-pro1, X-E1, & x100? This seems to be bad marketing. If Fuji wants to add tiltable screens, WiFi, etc on their cheaper cameras I hope they would at least use a different design language to differentiate it from the higher level models. It would nearly be an insult to an X-Pro1 or X-E1 owner if he was asked by someone if his camera was a X-M1 or X-A1 without a viewfinder.

If somebody is insulted by such a question I'd say they have some issues to work out.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 01:26 UTC
On Carl Zeiss drops 'Carl', becomes 'ZEISS' article (113 comments in total)
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viktoriskra: "We've all been there - your friend Carl is over by the fridge, getting some ice, and there you are with an expensive new Carl Zeiss lens, and you're describing it to someone, and Carl keeps saying 'What? What did you say? Do you want ice?' It's confusing."

This is the pinnacle of journalism.

I think it's great. Very amusing. In fact I wanted to read it a couple times, just because its silly and fun. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 01:57 UTC
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