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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See, it's not just Canon that is patenting things.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 03:10 UTC as 26th comment
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (129 comments in total)

Jeepers, the folks whose main form of recreational activity is disliking Canon are taking this pretty hard.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 02:54 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (129 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: A single data point does not a trend make.

Hopefully not, for your sake, with that comment.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (291 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: There are two kinds of lenses. Normal and super telephoto. After you've mucked about with a normal lens for a day or two - it's time to purchase a super-telephoto, 300mm minimum, preferably something north of 400mm. Then you can get down to the whole point of photography - taking pictures of birds.

Why would you need a telephoto lens for a cat? You can walk right up to the things. Seriously people, put some thought into it before you post.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 00:23 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (291 comments in total)

There are two kinds of lenses. Normal and super telephoto. After you've mucked about with a normal lens for a day or two - it's time to purchase a super-telephoto, 300mm minimum, preferably something north of 400mm. Then you can get down to the whole point of photography - taking pictures of birds.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 12:41 UTC as 81st comment | 7 replies

Wonderful feature. Thanks Peter and DPR.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 31st comment

Not really comfortable with this. In talking about photography I am slowly trying to move away from gun references, words like "target" and "shot". Not an evangelist about it, just really tired of guns, guns, guns.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 13:49 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

Nice.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 03:05 UTC as 87th comment

2.2 Brazilian dollars?!? That works out to only 69 cents in american money.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 00:50 UTC as 79th comment
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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sierranvin: "Nurse, this patient is DOA. Call the coroner. Which patient is next?"

At least it has a touchscreen.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 14:22 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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mar2jeter: Yawn....Canon is so far behind Panasonic and Olympus when it comes to features.

I know it's annoying for you gadget heads, which is why you come here to pout, but Canon sells the most cameras. The G9XII will do just fine, probably outselling all Panasonic and Olympus cameras combined.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 12:36 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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mar2jeter: Yawn....Canon is so far behind Panasonic and Olympus when it comes to features.

I am a Canon fun!

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 04:58 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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mar2jeter: Yawn....Canon is so far behind Panasonic and Olympus when it comes to features.

And yet nobody buys Panasonic or Olympus cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 01:08 UTC
On article CES video: the Nikon D5600 (42 comments in total)

Ego non queri. Et faciam.

The official motto of us DPR commentators.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 17:39 UTC as 15th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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entoman: It seems to increasingly be the case that upgrades to DSLR's (not just Nikon) are becoming very incremental in nature. Partly of course this is because DSLRs are already highly developed, leaving limited room for further advances.

But a more likely explanation is that DSLR manufacturers know that in future the market for DSLRs will be much more limited. I suspect that virtually all of their R&D resources are concentrating on mirrorless. Before long, Canon and Nikon are going to have to bring out pro-standard FF mirrorless cameras.

Meanwhile Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic are fully established in the mirrorless market, and building good lens systems to back them up.

Entoman, the Kodak road, is that the one Samsung went down with its wonderful mirrorless camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 03:09 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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entoman: It seems to increasingly be the case that upgrades to DSLR's (not just Nikon) are becoming very incremental in nature. Partly of course this is because DSLRs are already highly developed, leaving limited room for further advances.

But a more likely explanation is that DSLR manufacturers know that in future the market for DSLRs will be much more limited. I suspect that virtually all of their R&D resources are concentrating on mirrorless. Before long, Canon and Nikon are going to have to bring out pro-standard FF mirrorless cameras.

Meanwhile Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic are fully established in the mirrorless market, and building good lens systems to back them up.

Speaking of incremental, exactly how big is the mirrorless market? Still tiny? Or still super tiny?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:16 UTC

Nowadays it seems the only way to repair a lot of small electronic gear is by buying a new one. Not good.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 20:00 UTC as 52nd comment | 7 replies

Information is abundant, and making decisions based on almost limitless data is difficult, so picking a wedding photog on the basis of their use of Canon or Nikon full frame cameras is actually not a bad short cut. Sure they might still be a crappy photographer, and there are lots of other gadgets that work just as well, but unless you are really into planning weddings - just go with a Canon / Nikon full framer and get it over with.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 21:32 UTC as 273rd comment | 7 replies
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AEP2: This is hilarious:

‘Digital photography allows consumers to take professional quality photos themselves,’ the study notes as one driving force.

Why is that hilarious? The statement is true, and applies to folks like me. You know, the people who take decent enough photos, give them away for free, and have terminated large swaths of professional photography - because digital cameras allow us to do now what once only people who could afford 20/30 rolls of film per day could do - take and process boatloads of pictures 24/7.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 03:45 UTC
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steelhead3: Nice comparisons with the older lens...I find it difficult to judge a lens for it sunstars when it requires dulling the lens with diffraction.

Thanks! I was wondering why I haven't been able to easily achieve sunstars since that photo. DPR comes through with the intel!

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
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