Richard Franiec

Richard Franiec

Joined on Feb 14, 2007

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On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (146 comments in total)

Drinking on the job seems appealing and highly liberating as this video shows.
Even Canon can be forgiven for being 2 years late to the party with M5.
Well, if you work 24/7, you deserve libation from time to time in order to clear the head LOL.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (254 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Because the lack of native lenses this camera is targeted to existing canon users via adapted lenses. I cant imagine anybody investing in this as a system.

If you're thinking about a portable high quality camera system Canon still has a long way to go.

That is why they call every new (non-revolutionary) product: another choice.
Fuji created a very nice system, no doubt. A pricey one as well. I love the execution of the concept on part of Fuji.
Eos M5 might not appeal to current Fuji users but it has a massive appeal for every Canon shooter and everyone who recognize the solid position of Canon in the marketplace. Can you say that about Fuji cameras?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 13:04 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (254 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Because the lack of native lenses this camera is targeted to existing canon users via adapted lenses. I cant imagine anybody investing in this as a system.

If you're thinking about a portable high quality camera system Canon still has a long way to go.

The target market for this camera is enormous number of Canon DSLR users wanting a discreet, ergonomically well designed, capable cam which can be easily adapted to plethora of Canon lenses and accessories. Also upgraders from previous M and Powershot users. And finally, people who are dissatisfied with M4/3 format.
I think, the camera will do just fine (read: will easily beat the existing competition) in terms of sales and popularity.
More good quality lenses in M mount will follow shortly. Just the logical consequence of hitting the "bull's eye".

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (254 comments in total)

The more I see about M5, the more I like it.
Not a record or trend setting beast in every respect but convincingly solid photographic tool designed to work extremely well within the Canon ecosystem of lenses and accessories.
For this Canon DSLR user, EOS M5 seems to be about the perfect "take me everywhere" camera for now. Something, I was waiting since the first M.
I'm convinced that sales success will promote further development of Canon's mirrorless line.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 16:55 UTC as 37th comment

A good editorial piece with self-inflicted wounds of controversy from the perspective of a passionate photo enthusiast who, happens is also an editor, entitled to his opinion.
I cannot agree with everything he wrote, but, as an EOS M user I fully associate with his reflections not only regarding the EOS M5 but also with a state of affairs at Canon's way at reacting to the changes in the photography gear sphere of creation. (not a marketplace, which is a totally different thing).

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 13th comment
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keeponkeepingon: " asking people to invest in a small camera with the expectation that they'll use larger EF and EF-S lenses doesn't sound like the easiest sell."

I would think asking Canon photographers to invest in a camera with some fantatic native lenes and the ability to use every lens they currently own would be an easy sell. The adapter is so cheap to make (A third party sells one for $40) it's a wonder they just don't throw it in with the original kit.

Regarding size, There are some crackerjack EF/EF-S lenses that are pretty small. The 24mm F2.8, 40mm F2.8 pancakes and even the 50mm F1.8 are all not terribly large even when you add the adapter (betcha canon's 50 with the adapter is not much bigger than sony's 50mm F1.8)

Native lens selection is not terrible, although it has room to grow.
EF/EF-S lenses works very well via adapter, at least based on previous M models.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 04:12 UTC
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CE3: Looks like a great update, just needs more native lenses.

If that great update transforms into sales success, I'm sure that we'll see more native lenses. Until then, their adapter for EF/EF-S lenses works exceptionally well on M series so there is no shortage of a good glass to choose from.
But I understand that your mention of native lenses relates to the size of optics rather than a poor variety choice of available lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 04:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)

Finally, M5 looks like nice, capable all purpose camera from Canon. Compact body with what appear to be a nice ergonomics and UI. I can see it as my next travel cam since I already have lenses i need for it (via adapter).
It is a great addition to already excellent Fuji and top M4/3 offerings making our choices harder but not for someone who already invested in excellent Canon optics, like myself.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 22:08 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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Richard Franiec: When the original Eos M was introduced, it quickly became a laughing stock for already well developed M4/3 and Sony Nex users and reviewers. Maybe rightly so.
Now, after four years, Canon has something that other mirrorless makers might to start worry about.
It is not uncommon that adapting to the new realities takes time for a large corporation but when they finally do, they can make difficult for smaller companies to compete for the long run. Looks like that time is around the corner.
Likely, Nikon will do something similar if not better. We'll see.

I see... If the native lenses are not enough, there is the largest collection of lenses from any manufacturer available via adapter. EF and EF-S mount.
EF1200mm anyone?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 23:01 UTC
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Eric Glam: The battery life says it all - meaning, it's not for me.
Thanks, but no thanks, Canon.

You would likely to be able to buy the spare for just a few bucks.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:07 UTC

When the original Eos M was introduced, it quickly became a laughing stock for already well developed M4/3 and Sony Nex users and reviewers. Maybe rightly so.
Now, after four years, Canon has something that other mirrorless makers might to start worry about.
It is not uncommon that adapting to the new realities takes time for a large corporation but when they finally do, they can make difficult for smaller companies to compete for the long run. Looks like that time is around the corner.
Likely, Nikon will do something similar if not better. We'll see.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 17:35 UTC as 82nd comment | 5 replies

Finally, after skipping 2 generations of M cameras, my travel cam has arrived.
I cannot be happier giving it a try. And new compact zoom lenses as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 15:32 UTC as 100th comment
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)

Looks like ESPN is going instagram full blast.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 34th comment
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AmateurSnaps: Not usually one to comment on these articles but honestly, how much do dpreview get paid for these fluff pieces?

(I have an iphone so no hater but these articles are embarrassing)

It is not even laziness to check the facts before opening mouth, Barney.
It is a pathological aversion and hate to others success.
If you would speak about the underdog, the comments would be dramatically different.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Just don't understand why the successful companies like Apple must be admonished for working hard on groundbreaking developments. Not to mention the Amazon, blasted for being nowadays profiteering mogul.
Guess what, if there is no profit, there is no future for high tech company.
Don't buy Apple product, don't shop at Amazon if you despise them. It is your choice.
Enough said.

No, I mean the phone camera which puts most of the basic P&S cameras to shame. Are there any basic P&S cameras anymore? Looks like Doom and Gloom for what used to be a huge market but no more.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 04:29 UTC

Just don't understand why the successful companies like Apple must be admonished for working hard on groundbreaking developments. Not to mention the Amazon, blasted for being nowadays profiteering mogul.
Guess what, if there is no profit, there is no future for high tech company.
Don't buy Apple product, don't shop at Amazon if you despise them. It is your choice.
Enough said.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 22:26 UTC as 151st comment | 4 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)

Well, smart phones make high end compact cameras a fashion statement rather than necessity.
DPR was right when they started paying attention to rapidly evolving smartphone technology and giving it deserved coverage.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 03:55 UTC as 109th comment
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (460 comments in total)

EOS-M cameras are a decent APS-C compacts in their own right. They don't exist in a vacuum, however.
I guess that final scoring reflects the feelings of multiple camera reviewer rather than a seasoned EOS M system user and that's how every review should be viewed.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 69th comment
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (100 comments in total)

I still have and use original M with kit, EF adapter and a few L lenses I have.
Not a speed demon, not at the top of DR but, as a vacation compact camera it is hard to beat for this 1Dx user.
Original M was not embraced by reviewers for what it was, perhaps correctly.
I got my kit for $159.00 and quickly forgot the reviews after a few uses.
Waiting for the substantial replacement now.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies

Singapore have no such problems.
100 lashes with bamboo stick for stealing P@S, 200-500 lashes for DSLR and prime lenses. I don't think that they cut hands for stealing Hassy's and Leica gear anymore. Looks like their "education" works.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 04:34 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies
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