dansclic

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On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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dansclic: The words "high end" Is inflated : this camera is definitely not a high end camera, it lacks all subtleties and functions required by à so called high end camera. Things are changing. Basic p&s are now completely obsolete because of smartphones and it demands much more than a "normal" small camera to be called high end....

Stollen 1234, you missed the point.
What I wanted to explain is that :
- the lower end market will disappear because of more sophisticated smartphones
- the words "high end" refer to a specific market meaning that you get the best you can have even if it is very expensive. So, the leica Q is a high end camera. Beginning to use the words "high end" for such cameras as this Canon does not make sense.
- I never shoot with my smartphone because I am,so stupid that I need a viewfinder to make good pictures 😀

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 14:11 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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mcshan: I'm curious how it's IQ compares with the original RX100 which now sells at Best Buy for about $450 or so? Which of the two has the better lens?

The original RX100 was a bit smaller than the IV and V and should compare well size wise with this new Canon.

Woah ! This is your opinion but the rx100 maybe is sophisticated in a way, this does not make it the best camera : erratic autofocus, so so ibis, very very short battery life, slippery body, battery door prone to open accidentally (I have experienced that), etc. I resold mine to buy a gx80, much, much better

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 04:49 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)

The words "high end" Is inflated : this camera is definitely not a high end camera, it lacks all subtleties and functions required by à so called high end camera. Things are changing. Basic p&s are now completely obsolete because of smartphones and it demands much more than a "normal" small camera to be called high end....

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 04:44 UTC as 25th comment | 8 replies
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Zoron: whattt.....who say there is a x100F ?

No need to be nervous about the x100f : same lens, fixed screen, same crappy ISO button as xpro2, no improved battery.... pfff....

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (320 comments in total)
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dpkoop: Leica is better.

Most of,the time, a good picture depends on photographer's eye, not on the material.... leica has maybe good lenses, I should say had because now other manufacturers offer similar quality. Leica bodies are middle aged compared to other brandnames !

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (320 comments in total)
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a voice of reason: nikon continues to bore the crap out of me, w\o any exciting advances in design,no evfs,other makers offering rangefinder layouts as additional body options. ibis happening more & more,nikon continues to push out pointless incremental releases that seem exercises in naming schemes rather than developments in design\ capabilities.
canikon seems obsessed w protecting markets,ignoring technological \design advances explored by fuji oly, panny & sony. nikon1 tried everything but producing an exciting enthusiast model with great controls, their attempt to resurrect past design,controls,build quality..the df is a bloated confused mess, a parody of more successful attempts by fuji olympus & panasonic & sony
nikon once had the swagger& tone that made them objects of desire & technology appealing to real shooter,bit of chance taking..today canikon are boring with designs approved by bean counters rather than enlightened designers with fingers on the pulse of cutting edge developments.

Maybe Nikon has à too conservative approach. Nikon is a camera company only and many people ask questions. Where is the DL series ? What about the ONE series ? why no apsc or FF MIRRORRLESS to compete against Sony or Fuji ?
In fact, like Canon, Nikon knows that a new mirrorrless camera would cost a lot of money and bring some,problems, the biggest being that this new range could possibly harm the DSLR which are profitable for Nikon. You should read thom hogan, he has a very sensible approach for that problematic. If fuji is experiencing some success this is more due to the apsc lenses which offer build and image quality plus real diaphragm coupled with f1.4 . Canonikon do not offer this because they want people buy FF. Let's not forget that some Ff Nikon bodies are less expensive than some apsc cameras....

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (116 comments in total)
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pkcpga: Panasonic offer it as a body only for $100 less or with a pancake 28 or 35mm f1.8. The disposable collapsible lens is a detourant since I don't like throwing it out, but won't use it and I don't like paying for unwanted lenses.

@kinfinity
Olympus has better offers.....
The Sony rx100 has only one asset : it is small. Reason why it is a slippery camera with poor battery life, poor autofocus.
The omd em 10 with the small zoom offers much more than both Sony and Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
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noflashplease: So now it's Panasonic's "video and stills 'hybrid' lineup?" As someone who's more concerned with stills than video, color me unimpressed. The MicroFourThirds concept is increasingly irrelevant in the world of stills photography and is becoming a niche videocentric format.

The GH5 is a just another spec sheet hero. Classic Panasonic. More meh and better blah.

I can understand that. But as said here, it depends on what you have to do. Micro 4/3 require very good lenses to achieve good results but they can achieve good results in that case. Having à so so zoom lens on a FF will bring you much better results than an average zoom on a micro 4/3, I have experienced that. The difference is obvious. No need to shoot black cats in a coal mine to see the difference, just try to take a picture when the night is falling with a micro 4/3 and a full frame, and tell me.....

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 05:13 UTC
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Jylppy: USD 2000 !!! Ridiculously expensive m43-camera. Way overpriced. And weights roughly the same as Full frame Canon 6D camera. So what was all the talk about "carrying bulk"?

Well, if you examine the market evolution, youwill see that camera sales are 1/4 of what they have been 8 years ago. Less quantities, higher prices. Especially for smaller markets as Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji.
But Sony remains a strong competitor having excellent FF cameras for less money if you are photo minded.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 04:56 UTC
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dpr4bb: Give us a good lens or go home, Canon!

Let's be serious : the g7x is not known for having a good lens.....

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
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galone: why is it important the feature "de-clicked aperture control ring" ?
What happens then with the aperture control located on the camera body ?

The correct information is :
- Nikon and pentax are ok re diaphragm not canon but... :
- some samyang lenses communicate with other brandnames when "AE" is mentioned on the lens

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 11:01 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1590 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: "The M5 is, on the whole, a solid and capable camera for a wide variety of photography. Unfortunately, in the broader context of the mirrorless camera market, we can't help but feel a bit let down by the M5 on the whole, and are already looking forward to seeing what the next EOS M will bring." - I'm curious how many of these Canon will sell versus the Sony a6300, EM5 II, Panny G85 or whichever is closest (Panasonic's range confuses me), Fuji XT1 or XT10. Canon has the name but each of the others have been out for longer.

@bekipp
It is non sense to use ef lenses on a small camera aimed at making you travel light.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 05:18 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1590 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Obviously life is way too short to explore the minutiae of over 1000 comments, so this may be duplication. The thing that struck me most is the comment (conclusions) about being able to get much more camera for your money.

I've spent a lot of money on cameras; prime compacts, zoom compacts, full frame (DSLR/mirrorless), M43, APSC (DSLR/Mirrorless), bridge cameras. I also follow latest developments, so feel I have a pretty good handle on what is available to offer something new to the experience.

For me the criteria would go something like this; decent grip and central finder (dslr style). Compact size and weight, say under 500g. 20MP resolution or greater. Good dynamic range. Dual control dials from the shooting grip. Dual (or more) custom modes from a dial. Efficient focusing system (frame coverage and fast point selection). Interchangeable lenses. Budget $1000. Good customer support.

I could be wrong, but as far as I can see, only the Canon M5 fulfills this criteria?

Not for the lenses....

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 05:09 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1590 comments in total)
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blackcoffee17: For me this camera is the perfect mirrorless because of the lenses. I can buy a 10-18 and share together with the 100-400, Sigma 180mm macro with my 7D.
When i'm shooting wildlife i bring the 7D, when travelling i pick up the M5 for smaller size.

Are you really putting a 100-400 mm lens on this small M5 and so break the bayonet mount ? You are joking I guess....

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 05:07 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1590 comments in total)
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Donnie G: With the M5, Canon delivers an enthusiast level, compact mirrorless ILC that is so easy to use it will sell by the boatload, much like their Rebel line has done for the last 13 years. Seems to me to be exactly the kind of product I would want to be able to offer to shoppers if I were running a 32 billion dollar optical and imaging company. Just saying. :))

I am not sure they intend to be the leader with Mirrorrless cameras. They just adapt themselves to competition. Canon is not reallly interested in Mirrorrless cameras, they will really be only when competition grows stronger and endanger their position as leader of the dslr market.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 05:04 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1590 comments in total)
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sykkys: And one other thing, does this camera control distortion in real time? I've read wide angle lens show quite a bit of distortion on Canon mirrorless.

@dave v8
The 7-14 Olympus f4 is an old design and is dedicated to four thirds cameras not to micro 4/3...

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:59 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1590 comments in total)
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FotoFrik: The camera Canon EOS M5 is at the level of the camera Sony A6000, but Sony costs 500 EUR :)

Maybe but you won't find any Sony good lenses for your Sony I am,afraid.... this is the only apsc system camera with so many bad lenses, every concerned photographer knows that.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1590 comments in total)
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entoman: Some Sony and Olympus models definitely offer better specifications, and possibly marginally better image quality, but unlike them (in my opinion) this little Canon is much better designed, and because of that, it will I believe be far more pleasurable to use. And that means it will be used more often, and more productively. However I won't be getting one - mainly because I'm a left-eyed shooter, and I don't want to be poking my thumb in my eye all the time. For me, the 80D would be a better choice, but for right-eyed shooters who want something smaller and lighter it seems ideal.

Far more pleasurable....
Oh dear, certainly not. The lack of responsiveness of the shutter button is for sure the most irritating thing you experience every time....
I remember having sold my rx1 for the same reason. Putting it to silence, I could never knew if the shot had been made or not.
Also : where are the lenses ? Canon is making the same mistakes as Nikon with the one series , less so because of a better sensor, but anyway the small micro 4/3 are much much more interesting to buy

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:49 UTC

DPR does not say if the counterfeiters also copy the packaging....

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 06:43 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: The Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM puts this lens to shame and for half the money.

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/2601237181/canon-ef-m-28m-f-3-5-macro-sample-gallery/0930744429

I am not reading the same , dpr says " the results are not terrible" ....
@fun for all
You cannot actually compare FF lenses which are of course always usable on apsc cameras with apsc lenses dedicated to apsc cameras. This is nonsense. Some intelligent reviewers have shown that ALL FF lenses are superior to apsc lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
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