GulliNL

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GulliNL: If this comment section has taught me one thing, it is that people don't give a rat's ass about ethics and just care about their own wallets. They will go out of their way to defend this evil behemoth. Which is bleak, but also not surprising.

Congratulations, you deserve the big corporate overlord you have created. Have fun shopping at the only shop you know and putting small companies out of business. Have fun shopping at a company that extorts its own employees and then has the balls to set up a fund to help those people (and its own PR). Have fun shopping at a company that disregards its effects on the environment as it copies environmentally friendly products and sell the bare plastic knock-offs instead.

This company is cancer, and the people that keep feeding it are no better. If you feel attacked by me, good, take a look in the mirror and realize you're part of the problem.

chadley_chad
I fully agree that it is a bit extreme, but I also stand by what I said. This is probably the first time in my life that I actually stray from the middle of the road. I'm always the person that says 'you are right, but he has some valid points as well. I can't pick between you two'. But not this time, this time I'm 100% certain that I will do anything in my power to stop people from buying from this company. And if that means I'm extremist on some forum, than that must mean I have finally found my voice :)

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 15:28 UTC
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Sebastian Cohen: Though I can understand the feeling PD feels when a behemoth copies and undersells them. This is also how capitalism works and is part of what we know as competition. I can say I never buy Amazon Basics products because they are copycats, I also understand that some people NEED to buy these products. A 100$ for a small bag is pretty insane and no, it's not THAT well designed or made with special materials.

We should discuss IF this bag stops people buying the PD Sling. My guess is no. Different market segment. Still bad. But not direct competitors. PD should perhaps introduce a tiered segment (simpler versions) that "copies" Amazon Basics but at a slightly higher price. Then we can talk about right or wrong choices. After all, PD prices ARE also a marketing ploy...

I have to disagree. Yes, it is competition. No it's not FAIR competition. PD put in the research to create the bag. PD put in the marketing to make the bag popular. PD spends money on manufacturers that promise to pay and treat their employees well. PD spends money ensuring the materials are environmentally conscious. PD gives away 1% of its profits. PD inspires other companies to do the same and customers to buy with their hearts.

Amazon doesn't do any of that.

Matter of fact; are PD products overpriced? Yes, they are. But they are MEANT TO BE because you do not only buy the bag, but you help the industry behind it as well. For me that's reason enough to buy at PD (or any other ethically minded company) and won't touch anything Amazon sells with a 100 ft pole. And if that means I won't get the biggest bargain, so be it.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 09:49 UTC

If this comment section has taught me one thing, it is that people don't give a rat's ass about ethics and just care about their own wallets. They will go out of their way to defend this evil behemoth. Which is bleak, but also not surprising.

Congratulations, you deserve the big corporate overlord you have created. Have fun shopping at the only shop you know and putting small companies out of business. Have fun shopping at a company that extorts its own employees and then has the balls to set up a fund to help those people (and its own PR). Have fun shopping at a company that disregards its effects on the environment as it copies environmentally friendly products and sell the bare plastic knock-offs instead.

This company is cancer, and the people that keep feeding it are no better. If you feel attacked by me, good, take a look in the mirror and realize you're part of the problem.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 09:15 UTC as 108th comment | 13 replies
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Natalie007: The original Mini has been out less than a year (bought mine January in the UK when they finally arrived in the shops) I'm a little annoyed with this release.

Why, cause its now very unlikely the Mini will get any further updates, such as RAW files, or a follow me mode.

I think the camera on the original Mini can technically do 4k

Occusync seems exciting, but this is a beginner drone, you cannot fly out of visual range without the appropriate training & drone pilot qualification.

I'd have thought a follow me mode and waypoints would have been a better addition, that making it fly further!

Still, a great drone for beginners, but if I replaced my Mini, I'd probably go for the Air 2, for the extra features and not a whole lot more cash.

I hope DJI prove me wrong, as I feel the Mini 2 would still have the edge over the Mini even if it got a RAW upgrade and 4k video updates in firmware. The Mini 2 would still have better motors and OccuSync technology, which is quite a big upgrade.

That's why I waited, I anticipated DJI bringing out an updated version where RAW would be implemented. Or it could be that they would reserve RAW for higher end models, but I would know when the new one would come out.
My main use for a drone if I would ever buy one is photography, and since I use a DSLR which is glued to the RAW only-setting, I want a drone to be able to do the same thing.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 09:27 UTC
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tvstaff: What's wrong with the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III or II ? If you need a big white for work F/11 is not paying the bills.

Have you read the article at all? Or do you just want to spew? Because right now you're not looking too smart.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2020 at 05:41 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I bet the more expensive one will be around $250,000 and the cheaper will be $175,000.
But what on earth is a 1.25-inch sensor camera? I thought those were only for astro.

For 8k you don't need a FF sensor because that would mean you have to downscale to the correct resolution. It is more a matter of processing power to have 120fps @ 8K resolution

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 11:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP (763 comments in total)

I wonder what a Magic Lantern could unlock in this camera. I don't think they would build a completely different sensor/software combo, just close some 'premium' assets which can be opened up with a different firmware. Ofcourse the hardware like body and buttons is different but a lot of options are purely software disabled I guess

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:04 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP (763 comments in total)
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jay jay02: Pity about the 6D2 sensor, even though we need to wait for tests, but a smart move from Canon, at least with the US price, not such a good deal here in Europe.

Don't forget that the US prices are without sales tax, so you still need to add them (it's dependent on in which state you purchase it).

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 11:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3227 comments in total)
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SteB: I think essentially the Canon R started out as a working prototype on which Canon could test their new FF mirrorless lenses as they developed them. After all Canon doesn't have a FF mirrorless body, so needed to create one to test these lenses. This is why the R is essentially bits of a 5D mkIV with some off the shelf components, whilst Canon finishes developing their real R cameras with new technology, and developing the rest of the basic lens range. Canon made incredibly little of their camera at launch, but made a lot more noise about their lenses, and the whole system.

If Nikon hadn't introduced their mirrorless cameras, I think Canon would have held off launching their FF mirrorless system for a year or so. All they did is to polish their working prototype so it could be put put into production, and then slap on the M.FN bar as a gimmick. It holds a space. It gives a reasonably competent camera to use with the new lenses and which integrates with the DSLR system.

I think you're right. Reading this review it sounds like they pushed a product to be able to compete with Nikon, although they weren't done with UX design and testing.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2018 at 14:31 UTC
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NDT0001: Its a lovely tool, and stabilisers are certainly useful, but we must always question if camera movement is motivated by our story. Movement for the sake of movement is gimmicky film making, and just because we can, doesn't mean we should.

The directors of James Bond and Bourne disagree with you

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2018 at 07:15 UTC

*Takes a look into the comment section; morons. Morons everywhere.
Why is everybody so fanboyish? When you have brand A and some news article about brand B comes out you just HAVE to thrash it, downgrading all brands but brand A along the way. Only to justify why you picked brand A and not acknowledging that it may have its faults as well. Are you all really that insecure and immature?
No camera is perfect, and I truly believe that every camera from a respected brand is a good camera. Innovation is abundant and still camera's are crap according to you.
Any new camera is better than its predecessor and probably better than the camera you own yourself. But because it doesn't comply with your insane, self invented moronic specifications it's 'the worst camera in the world and it sucks'. To quote Louis C.K; "It doesn't suck, your life sucks, around it."
I love the internet for all its news and opportunities, I hate the internet for the people that use it.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 06:59 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies
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Mariano Pacifico: Sorry Sony YOU HAVE MET YOUR MATCH. This is your end. Nikon Z7 will even blast air-head EOS R. EOS R has too much air inside. Empty spaces. Cavernous un-used spaces.

GOOD WORK NIKON !!! ... and now ... let us talk about the pricing ...

You know why Canon has those empty spaces? Ergonomics. Maybe they could have arranged their inner parts differently so they could have made it more flat, but that would maybe give you a cheap sensation and a faulted ergonomic design. This way it hand holds better and gives the user a more satisfied feeling.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 06:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3227 comments in total)

I really like the concept of the extra programmable ring they added to the new RF lenses, and even bringing out a mount for it so you can have it on your EF(s) lenses too, brilliant!

But what I don't get; they have the G7 mk2 which also has such a programmable ring around the lens, I believe you can set it for aperture or ISO. Next to that ring is a little switch, and when you throw it, you can toggle between the ring being clicky or smooth. Why not incorporate that into the new 'magic' ring too?? You already have the technology! Videographers would have loved that, and this camera would be ideal for vloggers!

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 14:13 UTC as 612th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the new Laowa lens collection (102 comments in total)

I for one was surprised by the Magic Shift Converter they displayed. I thought this would give us Shift capabilities without having to shell out $2000 for a 'real' Tilt/Shift lens. Too bad they are also mount converters, so somehow you can't use your existing Canon lens on your Canon body. A weird decision on their part, I am wondering what the logic is behind that. (Does Canon somehow hold the rights to using Tilt/Shift on Canon mounts?)

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 09:24 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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GulliNL: You are lamenting the fact that when you want 60fps, the quality drops to 3K and you would like to see that improved.

Ever heard of processing limits? Of course the quality drops when you improve framerate, you can't have both. It's either quality or fps. I don't know of any camera that can deliver both for all framerates.

Sure, they have processing space to still deliver 4K at 60fps. But for instance the iPhone X specs;
Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
Samsung S9 specs;
960fps @HD, 240fps @FHD

Still the same principle, although at higher fps. You are dealing with a much better imaging processor in the iPhone (and perhaps the other camera's you mentioned too, also the Panasonics are more than triple the price of this GoPro!). You get what you pay for i guess.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 06:21 UTC

You are lamenting the fact that when you want 60fps, the quality drops to 3K and you would like to see that improved.

Ever heard of processing limits? Of course the quality drops when you improve framerate, you can't have both. It's either quality or fps. I don't know of any camera that can deliver both for all framerates.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 06:05 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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(unknown member): Seriously, why no RAW?!?

I always ask myself the same question. You would think all sensors output RAW in a way, and the camera interprets that and creates a JPG out of it. Just a matter of a software tweak.

Probably too complicated for the average point-and-shoot consumer, plus they need something to differentiate their GxX-line (next to bigger sensors and better glass).

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 06:10 UTC
On article Review: Palette modular photo editing system (141 comments in total)

Lol I thought these were rough prototypes, until I saw the price above. Sheesh! I guess they must be pretty good at what they offer.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 05:56 UTC as 24th comment

For me the bag itself is a bit large, and the price is quite steep as well. But I really am interested in the new bits they designed for it, how it works and how it is layed out. Guess I'll wait till it hits the stores.

Also I'm curious how the pouches and cubes work out with my current 20L EBP. Might pick some of those up in the future, together with the small elastic pouch which velcroes into every bag they make, those things are great!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 05:51 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3 (250 comments in total)
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HRC2016: "it’s worth the money if you’re looking for a new approach to the way you carry your camera."

These products seem like a solution in search of a problem.
I'd rather spent my money on going places to take pictures.

@Nirurin: I have the V2 and kickstarted the V3. I find that when you attach the V2 on your backpack strap (as shown above) the corners of the clip dig a little into your chest/arm as you move around. Since the V3 is narrower and has more rounded edges, this problem was solved completely for me. I now have my V2 attached to my Sling and just yesterday I did an 8 mile photowalk with a mate, both of us using Capture for storing camera's and swapping lenses without any fuss.

Added bonus is i now have a 'spare' V2 base plate which is now permanently attached to my 70-200's tripod collar doubling as a tripod mount.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 06:30 UTC
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