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Err blinks: You do not buy an ILC camera, but a system of lenses, flash guns and accessories. I wonder if that great camera had a target group of customers and if so, it was a very small one, may be Dale who's editors pick it was once in 2015.
1500 US$ just for the body and a lens mount incompatible to 99% of lenses sold in the past 15 years? Really?
If the target customer was a professional, what should have been the reason to sell his gear to invest in Samsung glass and take that risk?
If the amateurs were the target group, why should they buy that expensive stuff while the Sony Alpha 6000 was available for cheap (and is still in production as far as I know)? Sure, Sony has some expensive Alpha 6xxx ILCEs too exceeding the price tag of 1000 US$, but to survive in that highly competitive market, you need a cash cow for a broader user base, constructed once and sold for several years in a row.
That NX1 was just over-engineered and over-priced to find the customers to keep the business running.

But strictly from a performance perspective, the NX1 was awesome.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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Smitty1: It looks interesting.. but I'm not sure I trust MacPhun anymore than Adobe...

They announced the new version of Aurora for Windows in a presale with a discount, say to buy now if you want to take part no trial no beta no nothing but a blind purchase.. then say if you are not satisfied we will refund the purchase price. Hokey but ok I can just wait until the software is released to give it a try... but nope I cannot.

Because the software is released officially.. I go to download the trial, click the button to download the trial, download and install the trial.. first run it tells me I have 0 days left to trial. hahaha

I contact support.. Macphun support tells me the trial isn't ready yet.. but here is a link to a discount to buy the full version. I click the link it takes me to some generic website landing page.

MacPhun doesn't have their act in gear yet.

Matt, it is all about cash flow.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (233 comments in total)
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rrccad: It's interesting from the aspect of sensor economics, and obviously DPAF sensors have come down and/or more able for Canon to manufacturer them with higher yields then when they first were introduced in the 70D.

it also seems to indicate that there's the potential that the 18mp sensors were being used simply because it took canon time to get this achieved.

I would be curious though to see the same generation of sensor, but without DPAF for higher end cameras. Enough of the video nonsense really.

It's losing out on potential IQ by using DPAF, that's simply common sense - as each pixel is split in half and there's extra logic and seperation in between the two pixels instead of just having one pixel.

for ultimate IQ, there should really be a choice - no matter how much I like DPAF, the sensors could be better.

Maybe we'll see this occur in the 5DsR Mark II.

I guess all of those folks using DSLRs for video - from YouTube stars to parents to film makers- are doing it all wrong.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (233 comments in total)
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rrccad: It's interesting from the aspect of sensor economics, and obviously DPAF sensors have come down and/or more able for Canon to manufacturer them with higher yields then when they first were introduced in the 70D.

it also seems to indicate that there's the potential that the 18mp sensors were being used simply because it took canon time to get this achieved.

I would be curious though to see the same generation of sensor, but without DPAF for higher end cameras. Enough of the video nonsense really.

It's losing out on potential IQ by using DPAF, that's simply common sense - as each pixel is split in half and there's extra logic and seperation in between the two pixels instead of just having one pixel.

for ultimate IQ, there should really be a choice - no matter how much I like DPAF, the sensors could be better.

Maybe we'll see this occur in the 5DsR Mark II.

There is nothing awkward about video on a Canon with DPAF. It sounds like you just want to complain.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (472 comments in total)
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CallumG: Why buy cloud storage? Just buy two hard drives from a reliable manufacturer, mirror them and take care of them by defragging and they should last years, not to mention much cheaper in the long run. I certainly can't stand for my photos being handled by someone else, who clearly only cares about revenue and not customer wishes.

Cloud storage has several advantages over a local HDD: off-site backup, easy sharing and ability to access on devices whenever you have internet access.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 01:36 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (233 comments in total)
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rrccad: It's interesting from the aspect of sensor economics, and obviously DPAF sensors have come down and/or more able for Canon to manufacturer them with higher yields then when they first were introduced in the 70D.

it also seems to indicate that there's the potential that the 18mp sensors were being used simply because it took canon time to get this achieved.

I would be curious though to see the same generation of sensor, but without DPAF for higher end cameras. Enough of the video nonsense really.

It's losing out on potential IQ by using DPAF, that's simply common sense - as each pixel is split in half and there's extra logic and seperation in between the two pixels instead of just having one pixel.

for ultimate IQ, there should really be a choice - no matter how much I like DPAF, the sensors could be better.

Maybe we'll see this occur in the 5DsR Mark II.

Video “nonsense”... funny. Have you ever created a video worth watching?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
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M W B G: I understand that people do shoot video, but what do you do with all this 1080p or 4k video? You watch it once, then store it on a drive with all your photos and never look at it again. I try to print as much as I can but what do you do with the video?

My kids love watching our Home videos. Different strokes for different folks.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
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King Penguin: Yawn......what I like about FF cameras is that coming from a crop sensor all my prime lenses are wider and I can use them in much lower light conditions.......at ISO 6,400, even ISO 12,800, one can still achieve great images.....

That's why I could never go back to APSC or M43 sensors......

Let’s see some of those ISO 12800 beauties!

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 22:50 UTC
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Hinder: I bought a Hero 5 last week and returned it two days later. All it did was seize, wheeze, freeze and sneeze., oh and hiccup too. Sooooo many things wrong with it! I think that's why they made it so you don't have to use a waterproof housing, because you have to pull the battery out so often to reset everything. Everytime I tried something it would freeze! I find it really difficult to believe people actually rely on these. After using that thing I also believe that they should be selling them for around $39. I have a polaroid cube and it was only $79 and has never failed.

Your experience sounds like an anomaly based on just about every other review that has been published.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 23:49 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (548 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I've been assured by the mirrorless / bridgecam fan cubs on here that the SLR has no future.

Yet Nikon and Canon are still - stubbornly - making new ones. How dare these giant corporations not do as they're told?

I love shiny and new!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (548 comments in total)
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ojos azules: DPAF only working in Mirrorless mode, of course.

So what the point of this mirror charade?

Mirror mirror on the wall what's the best camera type today?
Mirrorless!!

Would love to see an example of yours that would have been missed with an EVF

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (548 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I've been assured by the mirrorless / bridgecam fan cubs on here that the SLR has no future.

Yet Nikon and Canon are still - stubbornly - making new ones. How dare these giant corporations not do as they're told?

You sound defensive

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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just someone: Yashica, Polaroid, Kodachrome...
What year is this!!?

Nostalgia sells

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
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the Mtn Man: Why?

If there is true potential for a resurgence, Canon will sell a new film body. Until then it is a fad.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
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Nikoncanonfan: I've got a 1dx and struggle to imagine anything better save a few more pixels. Very happy with the brand

At $5k+ for a camera body, you should be happy.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (338 comments in total)
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Stephen McDonald: No 4K video at 60p nor 5K or 6K capabilities. No increase in lens reach, although I didn't expect it. The least Sony could do is include mounting threads for a lens adapter tube, for telextenders. It does have a touchscreen, a non-professional gimmick I would not use or want. I mount a diopter viewing loupe on my viewscreens, so this is not a plus. At its increased price, it will be even easier to pass up than last year's model.

You would love one, just say it ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (338 comments in total)
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Stephen McDonald: No 4K video at 60p nor 5K or 6K capabilities. No increase in lens reach, although I didn't expect it. The least Sony could do is include mounting threads for a lens adapter tube, for telextenders. It does have a touchscreen, a non-professional gimmick I would not use or want. I mount a diopter viewing loupe on my viewscreens, so this is not a plus. At its increased price, it will be even easier to pass up than last year's model.

You would love one, just say it ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (141 comments in total)
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Aroart: Also beware of B&H .. I bought a Fuji 18-135 used for $200 less and know after 5 months the zoom mech does not work and I have to do the old school push and pull with it...

So they knew it would fail after 5 months? Lol

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (141 comments in total)

skip Craigslist and eBay and stick to Fred Miranda.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 13:59 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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Tom Holly: Want full frame? Upgrade! Otherwise, don't.

What is wrong with WANTING full frame?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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