Lawrencew

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On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)
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lol101: This M5 is a camera probably priced too high for what it is... I kept repeating this to myself but somehow pushed the "Buy" button anyway...

Does Canon put something in the tap water ?

I am very happy with the camera, the 11-22 is practically bolted to it, only briefly supplanted by the 22mm or the occasional EF 35 or 50...

And by the way I am left eyed and have no problem operating the camera FWIW.

I wish it was a minature version of the 80D, but there are quite a few missing features which are a bit inexplicable. Subtle things like no built-in Intervalometer, no AEB beyond 3 frames, no built-in wireless flash transmitter, no weather sealing of any sort at all. I could go on.

It's a nice little camera - I have one - but as ever I just have this disappointing feeling that Canon artificially constrain one camera so it doesn't encroach on anothers. In the UK it is even much more expensive than the 80D, so that disappoints even further that Canon would limit the feature set this way.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 11:38 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)

There's only one real reason to buy the M5 - Canon's lens line up.
If you want the 'best' MILC period, or the 'best' VMF MILC, or want the richest feature set, then there are plenty of better choices.
But ultimately, none of them offer the vast range and often excellent VFM lenses that Canon and 3rd parties make. Whilst the M5 body might appear expensive, the price of an M5 system with a small set of excellent lenses (both EF-M and EF) is often better value than Sony, M43, Fuji.

And now, finally, with the M5 these lenses perform just as well on a MILC as they do on any Canon DSLR.
Moreover, any MAF issues are banished in a stroke. Focusing is both very accurate and reliable. More so than any Rebel or xxD.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 08:57 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)
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Jorginho: Now if I remember correctly a downside of the GX80 was....no weathersealing. This cam is MUCH more expensive, but apparantly it not being weathersealed is not a problem...

@davev what market is it aimed at then? What market is there for cameras that are more expensive than the 80D, but lack basic features of it?
What market is buying >$1000 cameras but doesn't care about things like having some measure of moderate weathersealing?
This isn't a matter of the M5 not having full weather sealing like say an Olympus, but having none.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 08:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 added to studio scene comparison tool (87 comments in total)
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Phily: Well, judging from this tool, the difference between the M5 and the M3 is not night and day

I think if you look at the higher ISO RAW you can see a visible difference in the colour noise

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=canon_eosm5&attr13_1=canon_eosm3&attr13_2=sony_a6300&attr13_3=canon_eos80d&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=3200&attr16_1=3200&attr16_2=3200&attr16_3=3200&attr171_2=off&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.05345622119815669&y=0.32623626373626385

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 09:19 UTC

Not outside the US though... still "coming soon", despite being advertised as being available on "October 23rd", until October 23rd actually arrived.
I wouldn't trust a single date GoPro put out.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 23:37 UTC as 12th comment
On article Slik Lite tripods feature built-in LED lights (46 comments in total)
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James Pilcher: I've always wanted my tripods to shine. I cannot think of anything better to find under the Christmas tree, if it doesn't get lost among the tree lights.

Good grief. The next thing you know they will be putting video in still cameras.

Hang some baubles on it, and it could be your Christmas tree!

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
On article Slik Lite tripods feature built-in LED lights (46 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: U.K. Prices seem excessive compared to US (even accounting for currency and tax)

$104.94 / 1.26 = £83.29
+ 3.7% import duty = £86.37
+ 20% VAT = £103.65

So £142.99 is quite a hike...

However, the UK street price may be much less of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
On article Slik Lite tripods feature built-in LED lights (46 comments in total)

U.K. Prices seem excessive compared to US (even accounting for currency and tax)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 20:10 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies

Nice. UK availability?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 21:15 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
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Lawrencew: Except the GPS data is wrong - the speed is inaccurate. I was on my MTB with my bike computer showing 10mph, but the overlay showing 3mph. And to add the overlay you have to resave you clip, but Quik can't save 4K, so you get a badly artefacted and compressed clip.
Good idea, but poor implementation

perhaps it is a speed thing. The faster you are going, the more your location changes, and the speed based on the distance between the two points more accurately calculated?
Whereas at a slow speed, the location hasn't changed enough for GoPro to make an accurate calculation?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
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Lawrencew: Except the GPS data is wrong - the speed is inaccurate. I was on my MTB with my bike computer showing 10mph, but the overlay showing 3mph. And to add the overlay you have to resave you clip, but Quik can't save 4K, so you get a badly artefacted and compressed clip.
Good idea, but poor implementation

To be clear, the GPS location data is accurate. It is the speed display that is incorrect. Others have commented the same e.g. dcrainmaker

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 08:28 UTC

Except the GPS data is wrong - the speed is inaccurate. I was on my MTB with my bike computer showing 10mph, but the overlay showing 3mph. And to add the overlay you have to resave you clip, but Quik can't save 4K, so you get a badly artefacted and compressed clip.
Good idea, but poor implementation

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 19:53 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies

Red. The colour of envy

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 18:33 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (352 comments in total)

I still don't understand why the not tested and not available M5 is included in this round up, but the A6500 is not included in the 1200-2000 round up because it is not tested and not available

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 22:05 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (387 comments in total)
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Mike FL: SONY a6300 is too cheaper to get in $1.2-2K, but SONY a6500?

Nor is the OM-D E-M1 Mark II actually on sale yet...

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 18:35 UTC

There's a mistake in the Article.
You have the manufacturer's name wrong.
Its a Leica OM-D E-M1 II

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 168th comment | 1 reply
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halothane: UK price of £1850 for body alone, and £2400 with 12-40mm pro lens..... hmmm.
I was very interested in this camera, but not at that price.
My Canon 7D from 2009 will last .......
Noticed that in U.K. Price of all imported electronic goods have rocketed in last few months, thanks to pounds drop.
Perhaps as with cars that are pre-registered, perhaps there will be a market for cameras that are used, but in the sense that the boxes have been opened, to push the volumes of sales.....

But it is actually cheaper in the UK than the US once VAT and currency is taken into account

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 07:44 UTC

£1849 inc 20% VAT in the UK.
(which without VAT and at current exchange rates, makes that approx $1850 USD)

So actually priced lower in the UK than the US

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 07:31 UTC as 171st comment | 1 reply

I am pretty sure that at 1:18 two books were placed in the wrong order

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 16:01 UTC as 20th comment

Some great shots, but personally I didn't like the winner much. It looks more like a painting (perhaps that's why it won. But not my choice)
Liked 4, 6, 7, 10, 11

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 09:57 UTC as 61st comment
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