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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Very interested in the EVF advances. The horror of jamming my eye against a tiny TV screen is my main concern about mirrorless - but I fully understand many people like doing that.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 132nd comment | 5 replies
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: No viewfinder.

Correct!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 12:53 UTC

What does this mean? That Nikon cameras will no longer be for sale in Brazil, or that Nikon will no longer directly market its wares there through its own internet site?

I can't believe they are simply abandoning the largest economy in Latin America and the second largest in the Americas.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)
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SignumX: Lackluster Canon review and gets Gold Award. Gotta keep the giant happy.
Nothing new under the sun...

A glowing review on DPR for a Canon camera is something new under the sun.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
On article Canon EF-M 22mm F2 STM sample gallery (176 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: I wanted to buy the M6, but the camera has too many issues.
-Completely unusable autofocus in low light with f/5.6
-P mode + Auto Iso often chooses 1/250s at 18mm in low light when you use exposure compensation of -3 unless you choose spot metering;
-exposure simulation as well as histogram are wrong in extreme low light conditions and there is no warning
-exposure compensation dial is too stiff
-exposure simulation has a lag of up to 1s
-and some other issues that also many other cameras have like very bad in-camera HDR, no 4k, nearly no auto iso settings, no option to have auto iso only in P/A/S, no silent shutter option

Sounds like it was really close decision.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 18:26 UTC

Good news. A pioneering company that really revolutionized videography for the masses.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 23:48 UTC as 5th comment
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paulfulper: That's why I left Italy , . The Italian government takes all your money and gives you back miserable third world services.
The triumph of socialism is Italy bankruptcy
And the 40.000 unelected european socialist bureaucrats impose rabid liberalism to all Europe

Infant mortality rate - Italy 3.38 deaths/1,000 live births | US 6.06 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth - Italy 82.09 | US 78.64
Obesity - Italy 8.5% | US 30.6%

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 11:06 UTC
On article My experience at an Instagram influencer party (48 comments in total)

That thumbnail provokes a double take each time I see it.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 19:45 UTC as 3rd comment

And it also takes photos!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies

One thing that is unclear in this situation is who is physically more repulsive - Terry Richardson or Harvey Weinstein? At least we can be sure of one thing - their behaviour is as ugly as their faces, and mindset of the people who defend them.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 11:47 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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FeDost: The word "Professional" can't be in the same sentence where Terry Richardson name is.

The term "Professional" means, in part, adhering to exemplary standards. So yes, Richardson and professional are mutually exclusive.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 11:38 UTC

Things seem to have finally caught up with predatory males. Good news for the world.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 03:13 UTC as 29th comment
On article Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens (132 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Much joy among Sony fan people, the vast majority of whom will never be able to afford this $15000+ lens.

Quatpat, yesterday I saw a used Canon 400 2.8 II at Henry's in Ottawa, Canada for $8,000.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:50 UTC
On article Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens (132 comments in total)

Welcome news. Interested to know if a 600 f/4 is in the works.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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wakaba: Hardly any new cams recently. Industry retooling for new prods? Or clueless? Probably both.

What a halfassed monstrosity and gorry IQ to prove it. Can we now move on to MF sensors and usable video. This is just boring old tech just like the D850 with too many features.

Wha?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:44 UTC

My preference would have been for Adobe to maintain the name Lightroom CC for the existing subscription program, and label the new more flexible iteration "Lightroom Basic".

I often have little or no access to the internet, so am not happy to see the trend towards potentially mandatory cloud storage.

Plus, I think George Orwell was wrong in identifying government as the ultimate totalitarian threat. Private businesses knowing and manipulating all aspects of our lives is a greater problem. Take your stinking paws off my images, you damn dirty corporations.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 15:08 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

The D850 is an extraordinary camera, but I'm not surprised it has some limitations on the video operability front.

I've never been able to make much use of DSLR video until Canon implemented its Dual Pixel Auto-Focus (DPAF) system. Being able to lock and hold autofocus with a tap of the finger on the back LCD has been a very welcome development. Canon gets some grief for being slow on the innovation front, but I don't think their DPAF gets the recognition it deserves.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 28th comment
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LessMirrored19: Conikon will never come close to this peace of technology ....

Yet ...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 13:49 UTC

A reminder that innovation alone doesn't lead to success. You also need a viable business plan.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 13:48 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply

I don't like change.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:18 UTC as 350th comment | 1 reply
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