Joed700

Joined on Oct 10, 2011

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On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (291 comments in total)

For general photography and portraiture, just get a 35mm and an 85m prime...maybe a 24mm if you like wide angles. Your budget dictates whether you get the f/1.4 or f/1.8 lenses...try not to get the kit lens, because they are usually very slow lenses...

If possible, get a lens with VR or IS...are much more useful compared to the f/1.4 or f/1.8 lenses in most indoors situations; you get consistent sharp pictures....

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 16:22 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply

I will shoot film again if they would bring back 8 track tapes:)

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 04:05 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies

I would expect the video to show the next gen DSLR/mirrorless...for their 100 year celebration.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 00:36 UTC as 95th comment
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (224 comments in total)
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Joed700: I have a 5K monitor and there's hardly any media that plays 4K, so what is the point of 8K?

+rythie thanks for the suggestion...it was the browser, Firefox. I tried it with Chrome, and it was fine!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 16:20 UTC

Like a car, I want to order a red one...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 35th comment
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Boss of Sony: Will you be comparing the IQ of the graphite version to the black body? How about a whole new review?

Exactly, will the finish of the camera affect the final IQ? Come on....

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 00:00 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (224 comments in total)
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Joed700: I have a 5K monitor and there's hardly any media that plays 4K, so what is the point of 8K?

+ MartiCode - FYI, if I scroll a web page either up/down too fast, my 27" 5K monitor went into a blank for about 1/4 of a sec; it couldn't refresh fast enough...could be the video card or processor power???? I never had this kind of problem with my non 5K iMac screen...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)

Tell me about it when they release the D760/D900....

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 00:40 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (224 comments in total)

I have a 5K monitor and there's hardly any media that plays 4K, so what is the point of 8K?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 68th comment | 12 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1594 comments in total)
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tocar: I wished Canon used an articulating screen instead of a tilting one. I will stay with my 70D and the original M as I don't really see a monumental reason to get the M5. The 5D IV looks more enticing but then again I have the 5DII which still takes great pictures. Decisions decisions.

Yes, you got it!

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1594 comments in total)
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tocar: I wished Canon used an articulating screen instead of a tilting one. I will stay with my 70D and the original M as I don't really see a monumental reason to get the M5. The 5D IV looks more enticing but then again I have the 5DII which still takes great pictures. Decisions decisions.

"I wished Canon used an articulating screen instead of a tilting one." The M5 is basically a Canon 80D in a mirrorless body. Having an articulating screen will kill the 80D market...Canon's marketing strategy is to protect all it's current products. They could have easily implemented all the cool features of the M5 in the 5D IV + usable 4K, but doing so will eliminate most of it's current products....

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 17:33 UTC

Apple needs a new CEO!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 17:17 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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bwana4swahili: Totally B.S. magazine article. I can see recommending a Nikon but a Canon is definitely not an option. I'd much rather use my Sony A7R II!

Nikon = Sony :)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
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yesman12: this is ignorance. Lost of FF systems besides C and N and to be candid, the best will still come from MF and the leaders there are Pentax, Hassy, Phase one. C and N dont have anything to offer in MF.. and I will put a Pentax 645Z image up against anything Canon and Nikon can produce.

You forgot the Nikon D810 at ISO 64...it has MF quality according to many reviewers...

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
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Paul Auclair: should a photograph/photographer really be the principle focus of what transpires at these tragic events.
do we need to see these images in order to believe what takes place?

Yes, we do. Real and vivid photos were the main reason for the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War era...The U.S. government learned a big lesson then and started to censor all media...today, you hear about the wars but don't see them...in a sense, for the most of us, it's a distance thing...thus, it's very unlike we'll take actions, whatever it may be.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1594 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: "The M5 is, on the whole, a solid and capable camera for a wide variety of photography. Unfortunately, in the broader context of the mirrorless camera market, we can't help but feel a bit let down by the M5 on the whole, and are already looking forward to seeing what the next EOS M will bring." - I'm curious how many of these Canon will sell versus the Sony a6300, EM5 II, Panny G85 or whichever is closest (Panasonic's range confuses me), Fuji XT1 or XT10. Canon has the name but each of the others have been out for longer.

I think Canon either wanted aim for the mirrorless market or the M5 is just a dipstick before they move on to the next phase on whatever...I would hold off on buying any Canon equipment at this point, because IMO, most of the newer Canon bodies are half-assed at this point. For instance, the 5Dsr is for resolution but not good for low light; 5d IV for people who still believe in the 5D legend, good for low light but they took out the critical video features in order to protect their pro video equipment…the M5 (mirrorless with ton features that should have been on the 5D IV) is basically a 80D in a smaller package but the video screen doesn’t flip all the way around so one could take a selfie or Vlog. Canon did this on purpose to protect all it's current products...IMO, Canon is playing with fire here…fans may just switch to other brand altogether.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (216 comments in total)
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princecody: Other than better dynamic range & a tad better focus system @Barney how could you pick this over the Olympus EM1 MII? 🤔

Here is a review for the Olympus Em1 MII: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st_3d0QQOOA

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III real-world sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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DtEW: DXOmark's review of the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is now out.

https://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-2.8L-III-lens-review

And vignetting? Better than the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM at equivalent apertures, and mostly equal-or-better at maximum apertures:

16mm:

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM @ f/2.8 = -2.6 stops at corners
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM @ f/4 = -1.8 stops at corners
vs.
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM @ f/4 = -3 stops at corners

24mm:
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM @ f/2.8 = -1.3 stops at corners
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM @ f/4 = -1 stops at corners
vs.
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM @ f/4 = -1.4 stops at corners

28mm:
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM @ f/2.8 = -1.4 stops at corners
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM @ f/4 = -1 stops at corners
vs.
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM @ f/4 = -1.4 stops at corners

35mm:
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM @ f/2.8 = -1.4 stops at corners
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM @ f/4 = -0.8 stops at corners
vs.
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM @ f/4 = -1.3 stops at corners

Don't forget the sharpness results:

https://www.dxomark.com/lenses/brand-canon/launched-between-1987-and-2016/launch_price-from-0-to-13000-usd#hideAdvancedOptions=false&viewMode=list&yDataType=rankDxo

The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III is sharper than the f/4 version by one point, but the f/4 version has IS...it's a tough call...

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 03:50 UTC

That's what happen when you outsource your jobs and technology to other countries...I hope Canon learns a lesson from this.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 02:16 UTC as 51st comment
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (169 comments in total)
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BrianOC: Great camera... but waaaay to expensive

If you can wait a few months, the price will drop at least $200 or more, a typical trend for Fuji bodies...

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 03:12 UTC
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