Rouseabout

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Dec 16, 2011

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Dimit: The same old story..bliah!
Canon is the reference for the most obnoxious brand ever..
Just stopped by for the shake of commenting..cool up Canonguys,the name is ''free speech'' in democracy!

just thought you might drop in and show everyone how obnoxious you can be?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (248 comments in total)

How/why is this camera cheaper than the m6? With its battery life it'd be a great off grid travel camera. If only it was weather sealed.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 12:24 UTC as 9th comment
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WGVanDyck: Some of the comments are funny. But, for photographers, I am puzzled by the negativity. This is photography; the art form that raised the “Nude” to its greatest heights. Photographers pay models to pose for all forms of female and male nudes and look on it as art! This is the medium that refined Boudoir Art. And, some believe that this couple’s request for “tasteful photos” of their first night can’t be done. Photographers take shots of everyday people on the street and turn them into art. Aren’t photographers people that think artistic challenges improve their ability? And, while it is a really strange request, that frankly I wouldn't take on, there are some great photographers out there (even on this forum) with the vision to make it something special. I can’t criticize DPR for publishing this article; they are more than just equipment reviews. DPR “Challenges” and many of their articles address the art of photography. And, don’t artists challenge common perceptions?

"ONLY IN THE USA DO YOU FIND THIS GARBAGE"
@hanoise I had to check your nationality immediately to see what nation breeds such half brained, ignorant and hate filled fools. I was disappointed but not surprised to see you are a fellow Australian. It seems no country is immune!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:32 UTC
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
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Prio Utomo: There is no wins or losses in art. It's all beautiful in its own way.

While I agree with your sentiment for the purpose of encouraging new participants and being socially sensitive. I think that without constructive criticism and and appropriately honest critique sub par work will always proliferate and devalue the publics perception of artists in general. Imagine if we had such forgiving attitudes towards structural engineers. Buildings and bridges would topple and the profession wouldn't have the respect it has today.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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chj001: Kinda wish you had removed the plastic bottle from the filed of view in that first picture.

Let's not fool ourselves. The world is a garbage dump

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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quiquae: The last time I left the charger home on a two-day shooting trip, USB charging would have done nothing to save my day since I didn't have any micro- or mini-USB cable with me either: just a Lightning cable for my iPhone, and a SD reader dongle for my Surface Pro. ("You can always just buy a new one," you say? This was in rural Myanmar, where supplies can be restricted.)

So, while I'd welcome USB charging on any camera I buy, it would be close to the last item on my decision-making criteria.

I was in rural Myanmar 11 years ago before smart phones and had no problem finding a USB cable. I don't think it'd be a problem now

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 11:24 UTC

Richard, nice article! I'm curious, how did you carry the camera? In your hand? Wrist strap? Neck strap? Belt pouch? In your bag? How did that effect your experience in your use case?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 11:15 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
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ybizzle: Having only used the 7Dii in this list, I can say it is truly a great all around camera.

Hewn from a single block of marketing gimmick. Leicas first camera fully designed by the marketing team while the Engineers and photographers were all on leave

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 22:13 UTC
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marabunta: Regarding the Fuji Pen-F's µ43 sensor, is this a mental gaff? Only Panasonic and Olympus are µ43. Fuji uses APS-C. It would be wonderful if Fuji and other companies hung their hat on the µ43 format. Yes, YI does µ43 too, but they only have one model and there hasn't been any more activity from them. The jury is out whether they will carry on. Chinese Kodak only released one model and then disappeared from the scene.

@blackjack. No! The Canon a6500 mirrorless dslr is another league

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
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Cheezr: How is the EM1.2 pricey at exactly the same MSRP as the D500 which is apparently not pricey? It includes more functionality and comparable image quality, just asking.

Because it's a cropped a9. And clearly everyone thinks that camera sux

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 21:57 UTC
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Mateus1: X-E3 with Bayer CFA and X-T2 tech would be Fuji best selling cam - even better than X-T2 and GFX together.

I think if Fuji offered a Bayer line parallel to the trans line they'd have the APSC mirrorless market covered

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 20:26 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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mick232: Same score as D5 and 1DXm2. I guess DPR didn't want to step on anyone's toe.

Exactly why I'd love to see a class and time agnostic absolute scoring system. It's an Interesting tool and it competes with more than one class of camera

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (105 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: The X-A3 is a superb camera with fantastic detail. However, there are so many operational issues (some subjective of course) during that the journey (towards getting the IQ) that it can be downright frustrating at times.

It has an entry level (as if it was 5-7 years old) touch screen scenario (sometimes you have to tape several times just to get the AF point right) and the LCD is virtually impossible to view in outdoor bright conditions - whether on sunny days or bright, overcast skies. This alone can have you screaming to the max.

But ohhhh, those files can be downright gorgeous. I personally don't care for the avant-garde styling of the camera (subjective, I know), and the brown version has more pink in it - only noticeable once you receive it. I think Fuji does Bayer very, very well. Just wish they produced one of these bayer version cameras with a viewfinder.

I'd defininitely be interested reading about Dpreviews opinion on this topic.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 18:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (105 comments in total)
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WT21: Can Fuji please explain again why they insist on using X-Trans? This sensor looks great, wrapped in a camera body I don't want. Put this sensor in a better body with Fuji lenses -- I think they'd get a lot more of the enthusiast market.

Haha lol

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
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jkokich: If you went to someone who knew nothing of the history of photography, and showed them two designs, one for a mirror system, with its complexity, and the other mirrorless, there would be no contest. Why have something so much more complicated? Now, I appreciate mechanical things, but the limitations of the mirror system place it firmly in the "yes, amazing, but things evolve" category.

I shoot mirrorless because size is important to me. If size wasn't so important to me I would choose a dslr for its view finder and battery life. But I don't get emotional, ideological and tearry eyed over tools...

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 18:13 UTC

Option 3
Build a camera with built in lens/sensor optimised mirrorless design that allows for shortened flange distance and legacy glass. Theoretically an aps h sensor combined with an optimised lens could provide the desired shortened flange distance while behaving as a full frame sensor and accomodating legacy glass for a negligible weight penalty

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 13:18 UTC as 150th comment
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Bombastic: Must be a real smart software engineer.

Or maybe he did it in the evening... No, of course not. He clearly did it during daylight hours at work!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 13:20 UTC
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dansclic: People,buy Canon also because it is a whole,system : your canon printer is easy to use when pictures made with canon bodies, because of interaction. You can use - although this a nonsense size regarding - ef and efs lenses on your m5 which is not perfect and quite expensive compared to an Olympus omd em10 II.
You can also have relatively basic cheap lenses. Some primes are stabilized like the excellent 35 mm. But what I do not understand is why the bodies are so expensive. The 5 d series is much more expensive than Nikon and are selling better. I would say the d750 and 810 are better bargains.

Correction. 200% or 3x net operating profit. Give or take

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Tsk, tsk, tsk...hasn't the market heard how Canon mirrorless suck?
I mean, they do, don't they?...It's all over the net...
...or could it be that they don't?...no, wait...I am confused...

Give it a few more primes, a better battery and IBIS. I'd be all over it! It's other short comings have little effect on my shooting.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
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dansclic: People,buy Canon also because it is a whole,system : your canon printer is easy to use when pictures made with canon bodies, because of interaction. You can use - although this a nonsense size regarding - ef and efs lenses on your m5 which is not perfect and quite expensive compared to an Olympus omd em10 II.
You can also have relatively basic cheap lenses. Some primes are stabilized like the excellent 35 mm. But what I do not understand is why the bodies are so expensive. The 5 d series is much more expensive than Nikon and are selling better. I would say the d750 and 810 are better bargains.

With regard to canon pricing I think it comes down to simple math. Canon could theoretically ship a body to wholesalers for $1000 with a net operating profit per unit of $50 or they can leverage brand strength and percieved value by shipping same body for $1100. That would be a 300% increase in net operating profit per unit. Looks to me like intelligent business if your brand strength can maintain the sales.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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