dpr4bb

Joined on Feb 2, 2014

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notpc: I LOVE reading this kind of honesty from dpreview. Please please give us more of this in the future. No more dancing around the obvious middle finger that corporations often point at the consumer (the usually uninformed consumer they reliably manipulate). The fact that the comments below are peppered with whiny protests from the usual corporate buttkissers is absolute proof that you are on the right path. These company line sycophants who argue against their own interests (that of the consumer) have been the plague of these forums for years.

What notpc said.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (464 comments in total)

I'm surprised there is no mention in the review of the vignetting effect having a green cast. You can see it in the studio scene images.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 96th comment
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (306 comments in total)

Too bad the second iteration keeps the compromised lens of the original model which is weak at 28mm eq. and below. Otherwise a wonderful camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 05:25 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (420 comments in total)
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dpr4bb: The kit lens on this lowly DSLR will produce better photos than the compromised zoom lenses on many "high-end" or "enthusiast" compact cameras and at a much better price point. Is it really a surprise that these things sell well?

@marc petzold
The LX100 lens may go to 24mm but stops short at 70mm. It is all of 2/3 of a stop faster than this kit lens in 35mm equivalent terms and is otherwise nothing special. The DPR review samples are pretty telling. The EX1 is a historical relic at this point. Now let's see you try and find another example. No historical relics, please.
Perhaps you're not very familiar with this kit lens from Canon, as it's just a "kit" lens. Have a look at its review at Photozone. Personally, I'm not at all surprised why these cameras sell well. They offer an incredible value proposition at $500. Those who don't get basic matters confused by a couple of "enthusiast" ergonomics bits and a "fast" lens thrown at them can evidently see that.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (420 comments in total)

The kit lens on this lowly DSLR will produce better photos than the compromised zoom lenses on many "high-end" or "enthusiast" compact cameras and at a much better price point. Is it really a surprise that these things sell well?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:52 UTC as 24th comment | 12 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (420 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Just a friendly warning to budget conscious DSLR buyers.... if you are on a very tight budget then you might be better off buying a high end fixed lens camera. Even if it is used, or an older model.

The whole point of interchangeable lenses is "buying more lenses" and most decent lenses cost more than this camera does. If your budget doesn't allow for additional lenses, then why do you need an ILC?

I think ILCs have been oversold. People who don't need them are buying them, and they may never need the ability to swap out lenses. Bottom line.... buy what you need, not what everyone else tells you to buy.

@Marty4650
The kit lens on this camera will produce better photos than the compromised zoom lenses on many "high-end" or "enthusiast" compact cameras. And at a lower price point to boot.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 05:46 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

I'd love to learn what Nikon marketing/engineering were actually thinking at the time when they came up with this bit of farce. I bet there is a comedic (tragic?) story there. Good to hear that somebody is calling them on it. I bet many a fan (that's short for fanatic) doesn't care, though ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 03:30 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (490 comments in total)
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biza43: Given that it is double the price of the competition, it better be better than the competition?

Barney, I hope you guys pay zero attention to the hate mail. Thanks for the great job. Keep it coming.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (490 comments in total)

Looks like a lot of people are hung up on the word "destroys" in the headline. Well, when a company is confident enough to put a really good lens on a camera with a smaller sensor, thereby risking sales of more high-end models, that is a praise-worthy act and should be called out, which is what the DPR team have done here. Sony didn't go for the weasel games that some manufacturers play in the name of product differentiation, and they deserve some credit. Canon would never ever do this. Just look at the lenses on any of their "enthusiast" compact cameras. I say this as a Canon shooter, by the way. I have never owned a Sony camera.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 13:58 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (490 comments in total)

Many thanks to the DPR team for providing such detailed and informative comparison of lens performance at multiple focal lengths and apertures. This is extremely useful for anyone trying to decide which one of these cameras to buy. I'm not aware of any other review site that provides this type of analysis in such accessible form. Great job! Ignore all the rude and crass comments from butt hurt fanboys and trolls of various colors.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 05:35 UTC as 96th comment | 4 replies
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rrccad: yes, sony's making more profit at the expense of mount marketshare.. they are turning more boutique to make a dollar.

what happens when people decide what they have is "good enough" and no reason to upgrade?

while DSLR's for the most part have hit that "good enough" stage, MILC's are getting pretty close to that.

it's hard to argue that someone with a A6300 or a A7RII will see the need to upgrade next year, or in two year's time, as both cameras are excellent.

however it's good to always see sony recover from 5-6 years ago when it looked like they weren't going to be around too long.

and their latest innovations such as the GM line certainly shows they see a future.

I also notice that this sony advertisement missed the fact that they went from 8.5 million units to 6.1 million units shipped - a trend that Sony certainly needs to stop.

A well-known and outspoken Canon fanboy making fun of fanboys.
The irony..

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (356 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: What about the Nikons? DL 18-50 and DL 24-85?

One can only hope that Nikon will shake things up a bit and give us a decent lens in a reasonably compact body. That's what they claim about the DL line, anyway. Not holding my breath, though...

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 03:26 UTC
On article Friendly Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D samples (170 comments in total)

Why bother with those "enthusiast" compact zoom cameras and their compromised lenses when you can get one of these. This lowly DSLR with its "kit" lens is more of an enthusiast camera.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 03:18 UTC as 21st comment | 10 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (356 comments in total)

Hard to get too enthusiastic about these "enthusiast" cameras and their compromised lenses. I understand there are trade-offs, but come on...

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 02:15 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (356 comments in total)

Compromised lenses galore...

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 15:15 UTC as 61st comment | 12 replies

Hopefully, the 24-85mm lens is free of the compromises that Canon went for in their G7X lens. If that is indeed the case, the we may have something really good here.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:38 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply

If the 24-85mm lens is free of the compromises that Canon went for in their G7X lens, then this can be really good. We shall see...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 64th comment
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Barry Goyette: I think whats not being answered with all this focus on Dynamic Range and SNR is "does 14 stops of DR produce a photo that LOOKS BETTER than one taken at 12 stops. Sure I get that the Nikon/Sony will let you shoot directly into the sun while you focus on your tulips...but when I look at that shot....I see a very strange looking sky, which is where most of that DR is being utilized. I shot some tests with the 5dsr today in stupidly backlit situations and was able to get very satisfactory results exposing for the highlights and pulling up the shadows. The shadows had a bit of noise in them sure, but at this resolution, who flipping cares...you're never gonna see it won a print shy of 24x36.

But here's the thing, when I maximized these images with their paltry 11.7 stops of DR, frankly...they looked a little fake to me. They looked a little like DPR's tulip photo...(HDR anyone?) My question is this. Would stuffing 2 more stops of DR into that shot make it look any better?

You do what you want with your camera and let others do what they want with theirs.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 00:37 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (494 comments in total)
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breivogel: Very poor ergonomics on the G7 in two critical areas. This was so bad that I returned the camera, which I otherwise liked.

The Video button is totally flush with the top surface - it is impossible to tell by feel where it is. They should have at least have put a raised ring around it or made it stick out a bit. The 4-way controller is also very hard to use, as the buttons don't stick out enough either and are hard to actuate. Maybe these work OK with small Japanese hands, but not mine, They would be totally useless if wearing gloves (as in wintertime).

I tried and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II - the difference in the same controls was night and day. The M5 4-way controller much better, and you could locate the video button.

Right, other than shutter shock, gimped dynamic range with the electronic shutter and a few other things, it's "stellar."

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 05:10 UTC

JPEGs from ACR seem to have obvious uncorrected chromatic aberration, but the equivalent out-of-camera JPEGs do not have that issue. Is ACR not capable of correcting chromatic aberrations for the lens on this camera?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 31st comment
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