DaddyG

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Has a website at www.sarnim.com
Joined on Mar 25, 2010

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On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)

In these shootouts, Canon never feature in the recommended cameras.
So why are they always number one in sales, year after year?

No criticism, just genuinely interested.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 04:16 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies

Speaking of the Olympics, do you think any sports pros will be using the vaunted Sony A6300?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 49th comment | 9 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (691 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: No camera company should be satisfied with a Silver award for a camera that has a significant placement in their lineup.

If you don't get a gold award now you aren't doing enough to stay ahead of the competition.

Canon's last Gold award was the Canon EOS 70D on Oct 31, 2013. I think that was before the "Gold" award standards were raised though. The "Gold" award means a lot more now than it did back then.

Sony has had 9 Gold Awards since then. Even Panasonic has had 5 Gold awards in that same time frame. Olympus has had 2 Gold awards since then for crying out loud.

This is just pathetic for Canon and Nikon shouldn't be applauded in that regard either. Nikon has only had 2 gold awards in that time frame.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews?category=cameras&utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

If Sony is seen to excel, a lot of people will switch and a lot money will be heading towards Retailers - like Amazon.
DPReview are owned by Amazon. Not necessarily bias, but good to be aware of.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (691 comments in total)
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ttran88: This camera makes the A6300 look really advanced and a better value.

Looks can be deceiving.The popular post above from Gabebalazs, who owns Sony, explains it.

He often reaches for his 80D.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 05:22 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (691 comments in total)
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Tariag: I'm not a canonian, but I expected gold honestly.
Especially since the 70D got it...
Yet I think it's one of the best APS-C DSLR today, alongside Sony's A77II.

The 70d was rated çompared to 2013 cameras, hence the Gold

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 05:15 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (691 comments in total)
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fabulousrice: The absence of 4K video is definitely a no-go and will bum out a LOT of filmmakers. The video is basically slightly enhanced from my T1i... Every other camera maker ships 4K... Even my phone has 4K... Wake up Canon! It's not even a question of owning 4K TVs, it's just that no one in the videography industry with Canon lenses could get work today without 4K equipment... What a shame.

"video is basically slightly enhanced from my T1i."

Don't know about that.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 05:11 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (691 comments in total)
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mr.izo: i must add to my comment before:

i don't think that it was done best/optimal af tracking real world test (and these goes in general for all similar test on different portals/youtube channels etc). there's so many variables that can affect results, and i really have yet to see some review of this thing done right, comparing apples to apples ot at least consider same or similar condition, equipment etc.

Maybe they tested using the old version of the lens. They used the old version of the 100-400

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 04:58 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (408 comments in total)

loved the humour in this article

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 74th comment

Definitely the best general purpose DSLR ever made.
As a Canon user, I could only hope for something like the D750. Unfortunately Canon are always so careful about cannibalising their other product lines.
One great thing about mirrorless is that this increased competition surely must force Canon to be more generous with their product feature sets.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 18:26 UTC as 86th comment | 8 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-$1200 (159 comments in total)

Canon is not doing very well in these round-ups. I guess that predominately reflects the comparative lack of new cameras they release.

Maybe they will get a Best Value award in the next one ($1200-$2000) with the 6D.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 03:38 UTC as 48th comment
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mpgxsvcd: Lossy compression absolutely disqualifies these cameras for astrophotography use. You can’t remove noise or signal from each sub frame or the stacking process will not be effective. That is a shame too because otherwise they would be pretty much ideal for AP.

What I don’t get is that the lossy compression offers no benefit to the consumer over lossless compression or even zero compression. I can buy a high speed 256 GB memory card for $90 from Amazon. There is no need to reduce the file sizes at the expense of image quality.

If I need a smaller file for immediate upload I can just use .JPG files. These cameras have RAW conversion in camera so I can even edit and process them directly into jpgs directly in the camera.

I really just don’t understand why Sony let this happen in the first place.

Create a specification (lossless RAW) for a version 3?
You're right, it really is a mystery.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley (73 comments in total)

Number 2 is very impressive, well done. Love the subtle flash top right.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 20th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap (60 comments in total)

Great images.
I especially love numbers 1 & 10.
In 10, the illusion of fire on the mountainside is really impressive.

Good to see you getting out & enjoying the land!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 02:03 UTC as 18th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean (36 comments in total)

Thanks for the comments all.
There is some confusion around the photo of the Spoonbills - image no. 7.
I can confirm that absolutely no cloning or compositing was done on the birds in this image. This is exactly the formation the five birds were captured in.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 22:49 UTC as 7th comment | 9 replies
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tkbslc: Wow, that D7200 looks good even up to ISO 12800! Barely any difference between it and the Canon 6D.

Have a look at the water color paints in the top left. Still quite a bit of difference there, to my eye.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 17:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1318 comments in total)
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DaddyG: Great review - the degree to which you highlight the 7D's poor dynamic range is long overdue. You do a great job on explaining why this is so important.

This level of negative publicity is long overdue, and can only be good for us locked into the Canon system. Surely Canon must concentrate on improving its sensor technology.

However, it is odd that you do not list it as a 'Con'. Because, for me & many, it is this camera's greatest disappointment.

Perhaps negative publicity was not the right term.
You're right. The user/customer should decide - with knowledge.
The knowledge of Canon's poor ability to resist lifting shadows has now brought more clearly into the light, thanks to this review. And, more importantly, the real-world implications.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 17:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1318 comments in total)

Great review - the degree to which you highlight the 7D's poor dynamic range is long overdue. You do a great job on explaining why this is so important.

This level of negative publicity is long overdue, and can only be good for us locked into the Canon system. Surely Canon must concentrate on improving its sensor technology.

However, it is odd that you do not list it as a 'Con'. Because, for me & many, it is this camera's greatest disappointment.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 23:02 UTC as 188th comment | 8 replies
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Greg VdB: Err... it was added already over a month ago... (http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6778992695/photos/3055280/rawcomparison_dpreview)

Did you mean you re-shot with a newer camera or re-render with the final version of ACR? (Or did you simply want to launch another pointles pixel-peep battle between people spending too much time in front of their computer screen instead of their camera screen?)

Indeed - what's new here DPR - what's the difference between these findings and those from a month ago? Maybe it is the production version now?

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)

Thanks DPR for not posting another 7D advertisement posing as a 'review'

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 158th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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Wes Syposz: she never really explains why she prefers a FF...

She does. Focal length remains at 1x

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:16 UTC
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