DaddyG

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On article Canon EOS R5 review (2964 comments in total)
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Sarman 2525: The 8 stop IBIS might be the most overlooked feature in the long list of class leading features.
This should allow for long hand held exposures shooting water and night photography. And it should means smooth gimbal like video hand held. I find most jerky video unwatchable.

Maybe the final nail in the coffin for Olympus

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 18:44 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1351 comments in total)
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tbcass: Big and Heavy listed as a con. Totally stupid. Well I prefer bigger and heavier cameras so why doesn't DPR list too small and light as cons.

@Thoughts are us.
I don't think so.
Do you believe the R5 or R6 will be as good as the 1DX3 for moving subjects?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 07:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1351 comments in total)
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tbcass: Big and Heavy listed as a con. Totally stupid. Well I prefer bigger and heavier cameras so why doesn't DPR list too small and light as cons.

Id love to have all this capabilkty in an imaging device, but I will never buy the 1DXiii because of the weight and size. So I think it is a valid con for some customers.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 19:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5: The long game ends with a big leap (682 comments in total)

Canon are not getting the ROI on RF system. And finally waking up to the fact that they are bleeding customers.
So finally Canon have realised that they will need to throw the kitchen sink at the next RF camera. And announce it well in advance to prevent more lost customers.
IMO.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 01:23 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
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sh10453: They are opening nothing about photography. All of it is a bunch of psychology and the like.
I guess it's for collecting emails.
What a shame.

@NNotaphotog
the currency of the web is often not money but time , attention and data. So its not free at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2020 at 17:46 UTC

'loses tens of millions each year'
what are their expenses?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 17:28 UTC as 91st comment | 4 replies
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TheChappie: I SO absolutely hate the comments section here. Song releases a camera, other brands come in to troll. Other brands release a. Smear, Sony people troll. It’s like political thought process is now moving to the camera world. This is just a rant but also a plea that DPReview does something, as this is no longer fun. It’s actually tiring coming here and seeing these same comments on repeat.

Okay, rant over, so here it is for me: I am in need of a new body and I’ve held off getting one because I knew this camera was being announced and I needed to hear what they were doing with it. For me, it’s worth the price tag all day. Improved weather sealing, better battery, ergonomics, And UHS II in both slots. The biggest issue with the a9 for me was that the tech was unreal, but everything else wasn’t quite there with it. Now, that’s no longer the case. It feels like a complete camera and there aren’t many things you can criticize that aren’t nit picky. I’m excited to pick it up.

Yeah it's incredible how generally negative these forums are.

It d be interesting to have a country flag next to each poster.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 18:10 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS M6 Mark II review (305 comments in total)
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XeroJay: Okay so Canon's mirrorless strategy so far is:
EOS-M - Good bodies with no lenses to support them.
EOS-R - Great lenses with no good bodies to support them.

@Thoughts.
"all cameras are so good"

I hear this a lot. Can you please elaborate. Compared to what?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2019 at 03:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS 90D Review (973 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Can you confirm no 24 (23.976) fps in 1080p?

@jakejy
"A very maddening decision that doesn't make a whole lot of sense."

Makes sense for the shareholders. Its a method Canon have used for some time to get folk to upgrade. It's possible in this commercial application due to the customer system investment.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 18:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS 90D Review (973 comments in total)
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David Emery: Disappointed this doesn't come with built-in GPS.

Anyone looked at the Dynamic Range of the sensor?

Thanks Poznashu

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 18:16 UTC

Nicely presented vid, thx DPR.

Cameras are both a bit ho hum. But the cars..
What type of Lambo is that?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 07:47 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Review (992 comments in total)
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Iron Eagle: This is simply the best pocket camera available. The AF is on par with pro DSLRs, and it has 200mm of reach in a tiny package. The nearest competitor is the ZS200, which is known to have a less-than-sharp lens that's also much slower.

Sony has been killing it lately, while Canon and Nikon are still trying to compete with gen 3 cameras.

How can the AF be on par with Pro DSLR's when the Depth of Field is 10x greater?

( Following that logic, my phone has really good AF too)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2019 at 17:47 UTC

Smart move by FB.
The re branding of WA and IG will not reduce user numbers significantly, but instead will in time foster acceptance of FB as the default social media overlord.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2019 at 02:13 UTC as 20th comment
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mfinley: Facebook is a nice way to stay in touch with family and friends - friends are actually people you have a relationship with. Once you move beyond that you open pandora's box, but that's on you. Technology requires limits placed on it by you to avoid enslavement, not much more difficult than that. My facebook page is private, nobody can see anything on it unless I let them. I only see feeds from people I want to see, anything irrelevant is turned off. And I look at it about once a week.

If you have big problems with facebook, think it's a big evil monkey waiting to pounce on you, see the above, you're likely doing it all wrong. If you use it to see the new baby pictures of your niece or a grandkids debut in the school play you're probably doing it right, which means you're using it for something good in your life.

“ My facebook page is private, nobody can see anything on it unless I let them. “

I'm not so sure about that

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2019 at 02:09 UTC
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miggylicious: presenting the ultimate do-everything and bring-everywhere camera

Not quite. I want bokeh on my portraits. And this won't do it.
Astrophotography? Nope, not that either.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 17:47 UTC

My smartphone could nail these focus tests better than either camera.

My point: please include DOF/ Aperture information! Was it the same for both cameras?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2019 at 21:10 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
On article Is the Olympus OM-D E-M1X right for you? (389 comments in total)

DPReview: nothing about the relatively poor DOF control?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2019 at 17:49 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

"We don't deliver camera's, we deliver happiness"

I've certainly been very happy with my OMD. And, call it what you will, but there's satisfaction in owning a piece of a company like Olympus with a long imaging heritage.

Btw, love your books Jay!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 18:43 UTC as 24th comment

Is there a big difference between F1. 2 and 1.4? F1. 4 is certainly shallower enough for me.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 18:27 UTC as 134th comment | 3 replies
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(unknown member): The A7 Mark III seems to be a homerun for Sony. Nice after all these years of effort.
I do wonder what sells more units for Sony. APS-C or FF.

Indeed, but at what price for their higher end offerings?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2019 at 18:07 UTC
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