Steven Blackwood

Lives in United States Milwaukee, WI, United States
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Joined on Sep 19, 2001


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xoio: About as tacky sounding as .... "It's a Unix System! .. I know this!" .. ;-)

@xoio Point for 25 year old Jurassic Park reference.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 18:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: Hey DPR + commenters,

Regarding #6 - Eye view focus-

It looks like every single publication and youtube preview missed this canon video of the Eye tracking feature. For portrait shooters, its a HUGE plus, and it looks much more useful than just having subjects stand still:

So that begs the question, did you guys NOT test this feature, since your implication of it's limits seem to already be incorrect by way of this video. Any feature that is new to canon bodies I figure would be the first o be put through its paces. Such odd reporting on this.

Maybe the speed to bash the camera's 4k is sucking up all the oxygen in the room, but cmon....

PS - vloggers are the only ones who can use 4k from this body? Is there nothing else to shoot? What an odd, odd photo community this is.

But it would appear that this is a STILLS only function. You can still use face recognition in video has before.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 16:47 UTC
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Achiron: 4k at 120MBPS and FHD 120 FPS video? HELL YES! Way to go Canon. Hope to see such specs in future offerings from Panasonic and Olympus.

It’s 120 in 720p.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 04:29 UTC
On challenge Morning (3 comments in total)

Although quite a few violate the rules as laid out, there are some mighty fine morning shits in this series.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 01:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

The guy at Canon Rumors said that this rumor from Canonwatch is a hoax. He further says that he hopes to have a more reliable rumor later this week.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 03:13 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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ozturert: I think Panasonic G9 is the only camera with support, am I right? Others still use b/g/n modules.

The Cam Fi itself is AC. It does require a computer with AC to reach those speeds. The Cam Fi is the WiFi hub.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
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otto k: 5000 usd? Really? I could finance that. This is silly. Also 10Mbps in article should be 10MB/s as in press release.

Sorry misread your meaning.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
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SarahTerra: More junk for the selfie crowd unfortunately

That's a ridiculous statement. People who do nothing but selfies don't usually edit their photos at all, let alone use this program.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (406 comments in total)
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henriks: Does it have microphone input?

No acc to spec sheet.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 14:32 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (406 comments in total)
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Per K: About sensor size:
So called 1" sensor is really 5/8"!
Its sensor area is 116 mm2. APS-C sensor area (non Canon) is 368mm2 = Area is 3.2 times lager!
From where is DPR 27%?

He was comparing it to a G1x ii with the sensor that was about the size of the m43 sensor.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (406 comments in total)
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Iloveaircraftnoise: I think a lot of critics on here who are dishing this camera from the start should have another think about it:

Canon is going for pros and enthusiasts who want an APSC travel companion. Most in this targeted market are primarily stills shooters. Not motion picture makers. As such, they don't want to be changing lenses on a camera they're taking everywhere. When you add DPAF to the mix, starts to become an appealing proposition.

And the m5 has a mic port.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
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(unknown member): This camera cost more than my D850, so I presume it's better. I watched Tony and Chelsey Northrup and they loved this camera. I'm not getting very sharp images and have dark corners with the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens. I think the Sony A9 might be the better camera for me!

You’re composing of not getting sharp enough images using a DX lens on an FX body. Makes no sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 23:25 UTC

Aside from phase detect AF (which is a fairly big deal for video) and faster continuous shooting, this doesn't seem to offer much. Did they reinstate the ND filter?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 216th comment | 3 replies
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (450 comments in total)
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Joed700: As a Canikon shooter, I've been wanting to replace my 6D for sometime now. I didn't go with the 5D IV because it was way overprice for what it is..I do have the D810 and D750 you know. The 6D is quite a capable camera provided that you know what you are doing. Several incentives for me to upgrade are: weather-sealed body, fully articulated screen, and better focusing system. I'm still waiting for DXO Mark to give me the DR and low light performance results; they too can affect my decision...

No, the DXOMark results have Not been published, as far as I can tell.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 00:03 UTC

Very disappointed that it actually took away a feature from the original 6d and that was ALL-I compression. VERY important if you want to edit video beyond the complexity of an interview.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 23:32 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Why would I want an external recorder/monitor? (70 comments in total)
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PieterB: I just wonder if you could a tablet as external screen.

Yes, you can. If you use Canon, there is Cameea Connect. Limited and finicky at times but it works.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 12:56 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (199 comments in total)

The two things I find annoying are when something is announced but1) no price and 2) no ship date.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 02:05 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Poweruser: f4... just too slow. Considering sensor size you will have the subject isolation capabilites of a smartphone.

F4 if equivalent to f8. A smartphone f4 is more like f24. This is a big difference.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
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Angrymagpie: I've written my initial review when I bought the bag 3 months ago:

I'm enjoying it three months in. The slider turns out to be tight enough so far.
My biggest problem with the bag - apart from it being quite fancy-looking - is its inability to stand on its own. The bag keeps tilting frontward and occasionally falls over. One time, tragedy struck, when I was packing and wasn't paying attention to how stable the bag was sitting on my desk, it fell over and a lens fell out and hit the floor. This wouldn't have happened with my 7-million dollar home.
Yes indeed I could have had the lid of my bag closed - but I was packing and I only just left my bag for a few seconds to grab something else...
Peak Design has to do something to address this problem in my view!

You nailed it with the bag unable to stand on its own. This is especially true if you put stuff in the front pocket. The Tenba DNA 15 is a bit larger and not so 'fancy' but looks plainer and does stand up easily. Cheaper too.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 00:40 UTC
On article UPDATED: Canon PowerShot G3 X real-world samples posted (166 comments in total)

I don't wish to be snarky but would it kil DPR to finally deep-six Flash? Many of us use mobile devices and Flash doesn't work. Yeah, yeah, it works on Android or at least some of them but Adobe is no longer developing for mobile. It's very laborious to click on pictures one at a time. hTML5, guys.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 00:15 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
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