Steven Blackwood

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

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On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (417 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 (417 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 (417 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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pancho_rivera: 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 215th comment | 3 replies
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (449 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:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57122397

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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Steven Blackwood: But that $3200 price tag, That's $900 more than the current model.

Very true but one of the selling points was price, so this upward push on price resembles Canon's strategy on lenses. What will the A7s ii cost?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:28 UTC

But that $3200 price tag, That's $900 more than the current model.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:54 UTC as 244th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Nicolas Alexander Otto (40 comments in total)

all excellent but I was especially struck by #9.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 21st comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1328 comments in total)
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Steven Blackwood: I can't fault this review too much but, given how poorly WiFi is implemented by Canon, the lack of WiFi is no loss. Agree that a touch screen would have been great. And one area in which Canon's video shines is in the DualPixel AF which, in my opinion is top of the line. It will be interesting to see if the Samsung NX1 does better.

@nandbytes I can't comment on all mirrorless cameras but I recently owned a GH4 and I published a video comparison on Vimeo of the GH4 and 70D autofocus capabilities. Try as I might, the GH$ would NOT focus on a hollyhock flower without pressing the shutter button halfway while the 70d had zero problems.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 00:31 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1328 comments in total)

I can't fault this review too much but, given how poorly WiFi is implemented by Canon, the lack of WiFi is no loss. Agree that a touch screen would have been great. And one area in which Canon's video shines is in the DualPixel AF which, in my opinion is top of the line. It will be interesting to see if the Samsung NX1 does better.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 20:07 UTC as 200th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)

One observation. She uses a 5d iii but that camera lacks audio annotation as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 21:24 UTC as 128th comment
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)
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Zdman: Why is nobody else bugged by m43 camera's mostly having a 4:3 ratio as well? The specification is for an image circle so it could also be 3:2 like the others but all current models are 4:3. I would pick m43 if it was 3:2 but as it is I find it hard to compose. In all the comments by lovers and haters I've read (and that must be over a thousand by now) why have I not seen one comment on this?

You can also set your ratio to 3:2.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 12:23 UTC
On article Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 (82 comments in total)

A very welcome update. Now, how about movable focus points in video mode?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 11th comment
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