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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On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (145 comments in total)
In reply to:

FantasticMrFox: With Canon falling behind compared to Nikon in AF, in additional to the well established disadvantage in image quality, what reason (except for prior investment) do photographers have left to choose Canon over Nikon?

Mostly it's the intangibles, like not owning the same camera brand as a person like you.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (418 comments in total)

If you aren't shooting wildlife or action, pretty much any camera will do, so for an ambient image collector to back up to my DSLR/telephoto combos I get by fine with a G7X. No need for an EOSM because let's face it, for landscape or people photos, fine detail image quality is not that relevant.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 21:44 UTC as 37th comment
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (418 comments in total)

Excellent review. Poor camera. 75% seems generous. I won't be buying one.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 19:15 UTC as 118th comment

Nice review/comparison. Thanks!

But ...

As someone who photographs mostly wildlife, I always have in the back of mind the question of when/if to switch to mirrorless, given my somewhat specialized needs.

I would have been interested in more discussion of how the two cameras compare on action/telephoto capabilities.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 16:32 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
On article A photographer's guide to Cuba (44 comments in total)

Not sure about the situation with cats in Cuba, but for the third most popular photography subject (birds) the island is great. Lots of colourful species, and many special ones found no where else in the world.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 15th comment

That's a lot of cat photos.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 19:53 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (97 comments in total)
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shademaster: canon released the M3? News to me. <sarcasm> They must have been advertising aggressively. </sarcasm>

It is possible that Canon knows something the DPR community doesn't, specifically that market interest in mirrorless cameras is low, so there is no economic rational to invest heavily in their development.

Put another way, if you have a choice, there isn't much point to retooling for mirrorless. On the other hand, if you have no choice (because you can't compete with other DSLR manufacturers) then the mirrorless path is the only way forward.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

Mmmmm. Newer, more expensive camera performs better than older, less expensive one. Didn't see that coming!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 14:17 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

Mikael Risedal: Canon learned from the Beijing Olympics when many photographers wandered over to Nikon and borrowed camera equipment because Canon photograper could not "take sharp" images with Canon 1Dmk3 and the AF sub mirror problems.
The press release from Rio is the best PR for Canon up to this date
What is the Nikon equivalent ?

There is a movie you should watch. From Disney. It has a song. The song is called "Let it Go".

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 00:04 UTC

I've travelled fairly extensively but have never had a problem, spending 95% of my time in the countryside where crimes like this seem to be very rare. It's the cities that are the problem. All around the world they are full of thieves.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 19:07 UTC as 156th comment | 1 reply
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h2k: Now expecting an interview, i didn't expect in the least this awkward multi-click format. I find this user-unfriendly to a high degree (aware that many on-site clicks may be good for DPR).

I thought this could be interesting content, but i can't bring myself to click-click-click through this.

I know at least one great website of a major general weekly that breaks its stories into 2 - 3 pages - with the additional option of reading everything on one single page. Possible at DPR?

Clicking is hard! That's a new level of concern, even for DPRists.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 19:18 UTC

Reminds one of the depth of the Canon organization and why perhaps they aren't too concerned about the picayune spec debates that occasionally break out at DPR.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 19:17 UTC as 49th comment
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (159 comments in total)

Great advice. These DPR mini-tutorials are very helpful.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 21st comment


Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 21:30 UTC as 47th comment

Good 'ol Canon.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 20:01 UTC as 43rd comment
In reply to:

Paul B Jones: That's probably what heaven looks like.

Sounds good to me!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 01:50 UTC

That's probably what heaven looks like.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (146 comments in total)

So cool. If I didn't have to work for a living I would spend all day with gear like this and a drone, just mucking about acquiring new tech skills and making images of things.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 14:58 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)

Doesn't change my view of the photos. They still aren't very good, especially the selfies.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 8th comment

Not to be too much of a "DPR Downer", but those strike me as pretty pedestrian tourist snapshots from what could have been an extraordinary opportunity to acquire uniquely haunting/poignant images.

Big points for at least getting in the exclusion zone, though.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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