j2fraser

Joined on Oct 4, 2011

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On article Canon EOS R review (3282 comments in total)
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j2fraser: What do we want in a camera review? Certainly, for any photographer, design of the user interface / usability is relevant, so criticism of features like M-Fn is certainly fair game.

But, come on, what we really want to know about a camera (particularly one that is not yet available) is primarily this: can it take good pictures? In 5 pages on the EOS R here, there seem to be only two sentences to describe output: "But on the whole, it's important to recognize that the EOS R can take some really nice photographs. Its sensor, closely related to the one from the EOS 5D Mark IV, gives great resolution and color."

I'm sure a more fulsome review is underway, and I"ll look forward to reading it, but maybe it's too early for even a 'first impressions review' if better information about the quality of images that the camera produces can't be evoked?

Fully agree that it is the photographer that makes pics, not the gear, but my 60D has limitations around noise in low light and DR that certainly make it challenging to capture good images under many conditions,

I also agree that it is hard to "...compare much of anything on the web unless some false/fake/contrived pic with extreme processing showing this or that...,"which is precisely why I come to sites like DPR for gear reviews. Reviewers should have an opportunity to pass along their impressions of gear performance, and image quality should share equal focus (pardon the pun) with hardware interface/design.

I am not a pixel-peeper or DR zealot by any stretch of the imagination, but I do think that it should be possible to give an impression of hardware performance in terms of noise at low light levels, DR and colour science, focus performance, etc. -- this kind of information helps consumers distinguish some camera systems from others.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 23:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3282 comments in total)

What do we want in a camera review? Certainly, for any photographer, design of the user interface / usability is relevant, so criticism of features like M-Fn is certainly fair game.

But, come on, what we really want to know about a camera (particularly one that is not yet available) is primarily this: can it take good pictures? In 5 pages on the EOS R here, there seem to be only two sentences to describe output: "But on the whole, it's important to recognize that the EOS R can take some really nice photographs. Its sensor, closely related to the one from the EOS 5D Mark IV, gives great resolution and color."

I'm sure a more fulsome review is underway, and I"ll look forward to reading it, but maybe it's too early for even a 'first impressions review' if better information about the quality of images that the camera produces can't be evoked?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 19:08 UTC as 406th comment | 2 replies

f/4? seriously?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 13:39 UTC as 11th comment

Touchscreen? I'll pass.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 14:18 UTC as 6th comment

My gosh Gretchen, thanks so much for that helpful news!!! I'm submitting my resignation for my current job right now! Where do I send you that cheque again?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 14:22 UTC as 209th comment
On photo The Razorback, Great Ocean Road, Victoria in the The Continents: Australia challenge (10 comments in total)

Sitting here in my office, looking at this photo, is making me wonder what the hell I am doing with my life! Why am I not THERE, wherever that is?!? Lovely shot - congrats.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 14:09 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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