Paul B Jones

Paul B Jones

Lives in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Works as a Union
Joined on Mar 4, 2012
About me:

My plan is to take interesting bird photographs.


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Liorr: I read the article and cant believe it. They admit deliberately limiting the dual pixel in 4k in a 1000 usd camera which is expensive.
Samsung back in 2015 issued a 4k camera 3 years earlier for 600usd.
Canon makes me sick. They distroy the camera industry.
In a 1000 usd camera i should get all in if it is feasable. It wont make me buy the 2500usd camera it will make me go to the competitor which is sony when they will make a pullout touch screens...

I encourage you to purchase a Samsung camera.

Oh wait, you can't because their business model didn't work and they pulled the plug.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 10:36 UTC

Well done. Fantastic interview, lots of interesting information ... if you read it and are a photographer.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 99th comment
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ZeBebito: Canon executives seem to enroll at the "Kodak business school".

I can understand why folks repeatedly bring up the Kodak example - because it is simple. An example that might be worth thinking about as you incorporate more nuance into your analysis is Samsung - leading edge cameras terminated for lack of profitability. A lesson to fans of all brands.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 19:37 UTC
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ttran88: Thank you Sony, I’ve been mirror free for 4yrs now!! Once in a while I see a big black dslr I have flash backs of my mirror slapping years and want to throw up. MILFs for life!!

Has your photography improved?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 23:48 UTC
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LessMirrored19: I'd rather have a retro praktica body than canon's retro sensors ...

Either would work if you ever decide to take up photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 23:47 UTC
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VisualFX: If only they were not so impatient and dumped their NX camera system so soon. The NX1 was a really good camera.

Yes, Samsung dropping out of the camera business was interesting. Technology was ahead of the game, but I guess they just didn't see enough profit in the innovation.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 18:01 UTC

I would personally like to thank everyone who has been beta-testing mirrorless technology over the last 10 years. Looks like it finally about to go live!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 09:55 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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The Fat Fish: To go "on the offensive" you need to compete in both features and price. You can't continue charging $3300 for a camera spec'd noticeably lower than a $2000 camera. Consumers are constantly expecting more and complacency simply isn't good enough.

Good point, but you better let Sony in on your economic analysis. You can't continue charging for an a7R III or an a9 when a much cheaper a7 III will do just fine. Talk about cannibalization!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 21:41 UTC
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The Davinator: After switching to Fuji, I no longer care what Canon does...they waited too long.

Yet here you are, caring what Canon does.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 21:35 UTC
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LessMirrored19: But their fanboys will never give up the sound of the mirror flipping.

That doesn't make any sense. Fanboys, as you know, make there purchasing decisions based on the brand, not the tech.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 20:58 UTC
On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (551 comments in total)
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ttran88: It looks like dpr knows something about market trends and is trying to soothe a particular brand that’s going to feel the pain soon.

I know! Canon is digging into Sony's mirrorless share with pretty mediocre offerings. Imagine what happens when they get serious. Ouch!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 17:49 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (461 comments in total)

Good on Canon, an important initiative.

As to the men here who are upset by it, consider this. You have every gender advantage there is, and every door that could open for you was opened. So if your lives are pointless, miserable failures, at least you know it wasn't because anyone was holding you back.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 02:22 UTC as 81st comment | 4 replies
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Focus Shift Shooting: DSLRs = bulky, heavy, unwieldy, enormous, archaic technology. Mirrorless = Less of all that.

If you see the direction, then you know that this is merely a step.

The mirror on my camera clacks, it doesn't flap. That's an important distinction that I would appreciate it if you could understand.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 16:01 UTC

The thing that is great about DPR is that the language we use turns mundane business decisions into exciting conspiracies. Does a company offer models with lower capabilities than its premium line? It's crippling its products! Is a company shifting production from one tech type to another? It's cannibalizing itself! The excitement never ends.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:13 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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cirtapfotos: This is 100% Trumptool..aka Liar in

You fell for that one.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 01:26 UTC
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Danyehr Li: Would it be a good idea to replace the tilt-swivel LCD screen with a lightning or USB-C connector that tilts and swivels alongside a shallow cavity that would allow an average sized flagship phone to sit recessed in the back panel of a DSLR or MILC? Then companies can take advantage of the great screens (both resolution and touch capabilities) of smartphones and allow smartphone users to save images and share images easier? Perhaps maybe we could spark some synergy between smartphones and consumer cameras? Also, with powerful AI imaging chips in phones now (i.e. pixel, etc.) maybe cameras could take advantage of that too to warrant higher frame rates or buffer etc.

That's a great idea.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 01:24 UTC

It would be really funny if Sony becomes number one just as everybody stops buying cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 18:29 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)
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temalibero: this small camera seem ridiculous hanged to a so big lens

And remember, you have to figure it's going to be 25% longer with the lens hood attached. Welcome to the big city.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 16:17 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)

A great leap forward for Sony. Love the colour!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 16:15 UTC as 43rd comment
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The Fat Fish: If you think about it, it’s got arguably better specs than the 5DIV at the same price as the 6DII. Surely Canon can’t continue this trend? Just look at how people are already frustrated with the EOS M50.

Certainly puts a spot light on the 6DII.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 19:13 UTC
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