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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Frank_BR: Some dinosaurs still had happy moments soon after Earth was hit by a meteor. Today's meteor is the mirrorless revolution.

As long as you feel good about yourself, that's the important thing.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 02:30 UTC

These comments provide fascinating insight into how deeply the desire for group identity is hard-wired into the human brain, extending so far as to provoke deep brand loyalty to consumer products produced for profit by giant corporations - and also how great Canon is! Go Canon!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:05 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (511 comments in total)

AF joystick! Fantastic innovation! Sorry, couldn't help it.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 113th comment
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Weerterbos: With all forms of respect towards the writer, but switching from a 300 2.8 to a 100-400 is retiring from a professional photography job and taking up a hobby.

Snap.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: The A9 is a fantastic camera, and it's mere existence makes me happy. For the moment, though, my needs are well provided by existing Canon DSLRs and lenses, and I am not sure what more the Sony product brings to the table that I really have to have.

In respect to the longer term, my gear trajectory plan is to go through the life span of my current set up, which should be a decade at least, and then consider the best equipment available at that point to see me through my sunset years. The A9 bodes well for the existence of even more spectacular cameras to come, so what's not to celebrate?

Always a possibility! But I figure a complete system switch would cost $25-50,000, a good cure for GAS.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 23:33 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)

The A9 is a fantastic camera, and it's mere existence makes me happy. For the moment, though, my needs are well provided by existing Canon DSLRs and lenses, and I am not sure what more the Sony product brings to the table that I really have to have.

In respect to the longer term, my gear trajectory plan is to go through the life span of my current set up, which should be a decade at least, and then consider the best equipment available at that point to see me through my sunset years. The A9 bodes well for the existence of even more spectacular cameras to come, so what's not to celebrate?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:19 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1153 comments in total)

Clearly an awesome camera! But for me, at least, 20FPS is one of the lesser advantages. There maybe a few rare occasions when such a rate would be necessary, but I can't think of many.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 11:09 UTC as 193rd comment

I had a thought today (happens sometimes) and that is that the more diversified a company is, the more likely it is to abruptly drop its camera component if profits falter there. That makes Sony and Canon as likely candidates as any to say goodbye to cameras, and Nikon less likely to bail. Highly diversified Samsung was building great cameras, but wasn't making money off them - so bye-bye.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 9th comment | 14 replies
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)

Won day agu I didnt now what C-Log is and now I cant live with ut it.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

A complex dispute over property ownership that seems to be unfolding as it should, argued and adjudicated by experts in the courts. It will be interesting to hear the outcome.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 20:47 UTC as 53rd comment

Wonderful article. That camera took great pictures, even in my novice hands:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulbjones/11913564253/in/album-72157646975304124/

Unfortunately, I could not keep the sensor clean, subsequent photos looked like a Llama sneezed on them. I thought it was dust, but in retrospect it must have been oil. Discouraged, I withdrew from digital photography for a time, re-entering with the 30D and never looking back.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 13:42 UTC as 68th comment

Bo-kah, rhymes with okay.

That's how I pronounce it, and I don't mind in the least if other people want to pronounce it that way too.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: I would love to get excited about he M5/M6 cameras output, but sadly it does anything BUT excite me. I don't see the level of resolution I'm accustomed to and the degree of noise past ISO400 is not up to snuff with most of it's competition. Oh well....as they say back to the workshop. Maybe one of these years Canon will get up with the program.

What program would that be?

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 29, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 20161.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 10:19 UTC

It would be sad to lose another camera brand, but it is probably too soon to say how this will unfold. Here's to hoping this is a Sony situation, not a Samsung.

News Release | April 12, 2012 - Sony CEO Confirms 10,000 Job Cuts, Reorganization

News Release | December 9, 2015 - Samsung Electronics today announced its annual structural reorganization to “pre-emptively respond to business uncertainties".

In case I'm not being clear, Sony's cameras moved forward successfully after a reorg announcement, Samsung's did not.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Paul B Jones: Easy. 800mm. I photograph wildlife. Reach is the main issue for me in the vast majority of photo situations. 800mm is the most reachy focal length. Therefore, 800mm.

I can accept that others might have a different choice, and that is okay.

Well, I hadn't considered the pano possibilities at 800mm, but it's not too bad a portrait lens:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulbjones/25335178184/in/album-72157663774908331/

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 15:42 UTC

Easy. 800mm. I photograph wildlife. Reach is the main issue for me in the vast majority of photo situations. 800mm is the most reachy focal length. Therefore, 800mm.

I can accept that others might have a different choice, and that is okay.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 14:15 UTC as 170th comment | 7 replies
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AndroC: One focal length to 'rule them all', and then this includes zooms? What sort of rubbish is DPReview running nowadays? Next we will have 'one camera to rule them all, but includes half a dozen cameras you like as well'. And as for lenses 'ruling', I am at a loss to comprehend this choice of words to start with. Various lenses exist each for their own purpose, surely.

Dear me.

You would be fun at a social gathering.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 14:07 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: If I were the judge I would rule that both parties are jerks. Jerk #1 shouldn't be flying his drone over his neighbor's yard (obviously quite low, since it was shot down). Jerk #2 should have talked to his neighbor and told him he wasn't comfortable having a drone fly over his yard.

Instead, they both make jerks out of themselves.

Kelpdiver, thanks for posting that link.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 11:53 UTC

Internet says the effective range of a birdshot loaded shotgun is about 120 feet.

In case that adds anything to the story.

Like how close you should fly your drone to Meredith's house.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 39th comment
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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Karroly: I like the OOC JPEG colors. I find them natural and not too much saturated.
But I find the EOS 77D pictures a bit soft, compared, let's say, to the Fujifilm X100F beta gallery...

That's why I did this:

:)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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