StevenE

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kodakrome: Okay, DPAF is really nice. It works great and no one else has it. Problem is, it comes at a price. Canon is telling us we can't have both DPAF and a newer, better sensor for $1999. Being stuck on that price point means the sensor is the odd man out. I would much rather have the better sensor, and give up the DPAF.

I may be the odd man out, but I'd rather it was $3300 and the same sensor as the 5DIV, but with articulating screen and a decent 4K

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 01:30 UTC

I bought the T7i just to test out the articulating touch screen with DPAF feature, and it is great. I was hoping that the 6DII would be the same but with FF IQ similar to the 5DIV, and I would buy it. No such luck. It will be another 4 years before Canon gets this done, and by then Sony will be beyond Canon's horizon.
Anyway, I used to upgrade with every release, but I skipped the 5D4, and kept my 5D3. I had really high hopes for the 6D2, but I can't believe what Canon did with it.
I very nearly bought the Sony A7s II six months ago, but I held off. Now I expect that the Sony A7s III will be irresistible, so my slow march toward Sony will continue. It began with me buying the Sony PXW-X70 over Canon's XF200. Next I will likely replace my 5D3, T7i, and 60D with Sony A7 series, and then most likely I will buy the FS5 over Canon's C100 mk III (unless this turns out to be truly compelling). It seems that Canon deeply underestimates Sony's strength in the low/med end of the market.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 14:37 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Meet Mark Zuckerberg's personal photographer (9 comments in total)

They had the foresight to disallow comments on that article.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 04:25 UTC as 2nd comment
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Indik: I`m not a hater, but on paper this camera looks quite weak because it doesn`t excell in any area: it is not great for photo purists due to outdated sensor and AF; it`s weak in video due to lack of 4k, decent codecs etc.; it`s not lightweight nor cheap..

You can get an articulated touch screen with DPAF in the $550 SL2 ..... and similar IQ!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
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CanonKen: What...the...&#^@

I was seriously ready to buy this camera, now I will just keep my 6D and wait.

Canon, REALLY!?

I'm in the same boat. Keeping my 5D3

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:39 UTC

Nightmarish? Really? I've had wet dreams scarier than this.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 03:03 UTC as 26th comment
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CreeDo: Anyone else find it sad how jaded people act about this stuff?

If I had put in the work to capture some of these shots, and the work paid off and I got footage as gorgeous as this, I'd be so overjoyed. But here we see all this "ugh drones, ugh time lapse, so boring and cliché, yawwnnnn".

These clips will form part of a documentary. It is hardly "vacuous," as I am sure they will contribute to the story of the documentary.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
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John P Warren: I've been hosting my own private photo storage facility. It's called an external hard drive x 2. I knew this would happen, there's no such thing as a free ride. Sooner or later, they pull the plug. It's the oldest trick in the book.

That's not hosting, that's just backup

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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StevenE: The biggest problem with carry-on hardcases is they weigh too much to carry on! The top of the line SKB is about 15 lbs, most airlines have a 25 lb limit for carry on. You can't even fill that case 1/2 full and stay under 25 lb. I've had to check my Pelican "carry on", at a cost of $200.
I also bought Pelican's ultra-light weight carry on that weighs only 10 lbs, and it is very hard to keep it under 25 lbs.
The best way I've found to fly with gear is to use a regular lightweight camera bag or two, and put them both in a light weight nylon duffle. The duffle bag i use is 280g, and I use a backpack that weighs 4 lb inside the duffle. This gives a little over 20 lbs for camera gear in your carry on. Then I also use a second camera backpack as my "personal bag," which also carries my computer. This setup allows me to carry on 30 to 35 lbs of delicate camera gear. All audio, tripods, cables, and other grip are checked in luggage.

They are called "Carry-On" luggage so that you can feel good about carrying them on!

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 13:58 UTC

The biggest problem with carry-on hardcases is they weigh too much to carry on! The top of the line SKB is about 15 lbs, most airlines have a 25 lb limit for carry on. You can't even fill that case 1/2 full and stay under 25 lb. I've had to check my Pelican "carry on", at a cost of $200.
I also bought Pelican's ultra-light weight carry on that weighs only 10 lbs, and it is very hard to keep it under 25 lbs.
The best way I've found to fly with gear is to use a regular lightweight camera bag or two, and put them both in a light weight nylon duffle. The duffle bag i use is 280g, and I use a backpack that weighs 4 lb inside the duffle. This gives a little over 20 lbs for camera gear in your carry on. Then I also use a second camera backpack as my "personal bag," which also carries my computer. This setup allows me to carry on 30 to 35 lbs of delicate camera gear. All audio, tripods, cables, and other grip are checked in luggage.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 18:23 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (128 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
2017, $2000, no 4K, no focus peaking.. let me stop right here.

Gotta tell you, some of these Canon executives and board of directors approving and greenlighting products for production, must be some very peculiar people living in their own bubble of delusional rot.

Focus peaking is critical for manual focus lenses

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 16:13 UTC

That is cool. Watching that giant bus take off almost straight up was unreal. The two planes flying in formation reminded me of momma and baby killer whales swimming. Same basic body shape.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 01:56 UTC as 84th comment

That is a truly great image!

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:57 UTC as 5th comment
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (102 comments in total)

This typically irks photographers, but the truth is there's often an element of luck in photography. Some photographers rationalize it after the fact and give a plausible explanation of how they got the shot, conveniently forgetting the luck factor.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:42 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (276 comments in total)
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reuptake: What is striking here: most of the cameras included are quite old. Only Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 is younger than one year. As I'm considering buying one before my holidays in July, anyone has any clues about newer versions? Is it worth waiting? I see that many were introduced in June.

Marty4650 ... I don't see an all-in-one replacing my DSLR. The full frame cannot be replaced so easily, so I will always have a FF DSLR ... if nothing else, just for it's beautiful shallow DOF abilities, and low light abilities.
But I would add a good all-in-one compact for the convenience and speed of quick grabs, and simplicity.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (276 comments in total)
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reuptake: What is striking here: most of the cameras included are quite old. Only Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 is younger than one year. As I'm considering buying one before my holidays in July, anyone has any clues about newer versions? Is it worth waiting? I see that many were introduced in June.

Marty4650 ... there are still good features that can be added to these cameras: on-sensor phase detect AF and continuous variable ND filters for instance.
None of these cameras offer quite enough to interest me, but I think they will one day soon. I expect the Sony RX10 IV will have both ND filters and a phase detect AF

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (276 comments in total)

Sony RX10 III is close. If they can bring back the ND filters, and add on-sensor phase detect AF in the mark IV, I would buy one. None of these cameras are quite there yet.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (95 comments in total)

I still have this camera. It's in a box with a bunch of other old cameras.
The swivel screen was awesome, and all cameras should have one!
PS .... it quickly got more use than my Canon SLR. I remember how much fun we'd have reviewing photos from the day's travels in the evening over wine. This Camera eventually sold me on DSLRs (now still with my Canon 5D3).

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 15:54 UTC as 44th comment

Presentation is ridiculous. It should be a slide show gallery, but you have to scroll every photo into place. That's to be expected from Vice I suppose

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 01:02 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Canon 35mm F1.4L II: a photojournalist's perspective (87 comments in total)

I'd like to know which lens you use the most NOW: the EF 35mm f/2 IS, or the 35 f/1.4L II ? And why?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 00:47 UTC as 5th comment
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