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On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (142 comments in total)
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FLruckas: And Nikon just patented how to run a 99.5 year old company into the ground before it's 100th year....
Just kidding.
Canon and Sony are the 800 pound gorrilas in the room.
Nikon will go they way of Hasseblad, Pentax, Mamiya....
The list goes on.
:-)

hits a wall, then charges off into an entirely new direction!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 01:34 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (142 comments in total)
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FLruckas: And Nikon just patented how to run a 99.5 year old company into the ground before it's 100th year....
Just kidding.
Canon and Sony are the 800 pound gorrilas in the room.
Nikon will go they way of Hasseblad, Pentax, Mamiya....
The list goes on.
:-)

squeaked is more like it.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (327 comments in total)
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RubberDials: "This is the best 35mm F1.4 prime currently available. On performance overall, it leaves all-comers floundering in its wake with outstanding image quality, especially at F1.4, and extra-robust build. Some rivals come close optically, but none offers a total package to match the Canon 35mm F1.4L USM MkII."

You know that DXOmark ranks the Sony 35/1.4 above this lens, overall, on a lower resolution sensor? The Canon has an overall score of 42 and a sharpness score of 37. The Sony is 44 and 36.

Obviously you don't rely solely on DXOmark's data but as far as I can see the only other 35/1.4 you've tested is the Sigma art, so how are you deeming this the best available?

No, he's questioning why DXO states it's the bestest lens ever and dpreview doesn't agree. he's a sony shill.

DXO even though it tries, the scaling and scoring doesn't work across brands.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
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fmian: No coffee cup lens warmer/stand?

wasn't that already done by SONY with the A6300? ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 05:10 UTC

ew.

so basically no warranty or support for the device either?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 05:09 UTC as 46th comment
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (99 comments in total)
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rfsIII: It's happening again, at least for me this gallery looks all just a little soft. Are we sure there's not some percent of Gaussian blur being added by the CMS software? Or something?

or they don't add sharpening and/or lens corrections?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (99 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Nice and diverse gallery, thanks for the effort.
It's great that you included full body portraits too, Dale.

I have the original 24-105L, it's a decent walkaround lens but I rarely use it because of the distortion at 24mm, which is barely any better with the version II, the chromatic aberrations, which seem even worse on the version II, the "busy" bokeh, which looks similar in the version II, and the 8-point stars, which still look "fat" and poorly defined with the version II (10-point stars is hardly any better in my opinion).

At this point, I do think the Sigma 24-105 f4 OS is a better option but I won't be surprised if the 24-105L II will soon be Canon's best seller, just like the 24-105L was until now. Many people will buy their 5D IV and 6D II and never upgrade the kit lens, unfortunately.

the Sigma is a better lens, but it's debate if it's a better walk around lens.

it's heavier / beefier and uses 82mm filters - and really isn't that much better than either offering.

IMO.. 24-70 and under 3x focals still seems to be the top end zoom range.

but yes, I"m with you .. i'm not sure I see the advantages of this over the original. it's transmission is much better almost a full stop, something that should not be that ignored, and has less distortion, even though that's fairly correctable.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (142 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I think it's time for Canon to downsize the overstaffed R&D department and invest the savings in acquiring more modern sensors, either through an updated chip fab or acquiring Sony's sensor division.

Patents are fine and dandy, but at this rate, the vast majority of those 3,500 patents will expire before any legitimate commercial use is made of them.

lol why on earth would they do that? I think where you went wrong with your comment was the first two words.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (142 comments in total)

Do people comprehend that canon is more than just consumer cameras?

beginning to wonder ..

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (142 comments in total)
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AstroStan: To become a patent troll after the real business collapses?
Or attempt "winning" in court instead of the marketplace?

Even less now that Canon owns toshiba's medical division.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (142 comments in total)
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Mike FL: It does not matter too much how many patent Canon has, but usefulness which can see from patent-sales:

IBM is #1, then Panasonic, NEC, and SONY, take a look:

https://ipcloseup.com/tag/patent-sales/

In some sense, patents are also products. products can be useful or USELESS.

selling your patents means you need cash and are looking at making some quickly.

it's not about the usefulness of the patent.

While IBM still leads, over the past three and a half years, it has been joined by IP-conservative firms from Japan, notably Panasonic/Matsushita, NEC and Sony.

*All four of these companies have something in common: poor recent financial performance.*

Kind of backfired on you there, didn't it?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (142 comments in total)
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FLruckas: And Nikon just patented how to run a 99.5 year old company into the ground before it's 100th year....
Just kidding.
Canon and Sony are the 800 pound gorrilas in the room.
Nikon will go they way of Hasseblad, Pentax, Mamiya....
The list goes on.
:-)

Lol. Sony is more like the 800 oz mouse.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (99 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Just saying, both Roger Cicala@Lens Rentals saying, the Mk. II Version is basically "meh"...especially for the asking price. Users of Mk. I 24-104/F4L USM doesn't need to replace it. And the 24-105 STM also comes close in IQ, too.

Photozone
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/995-canon24105f4ismk2
Quote: "So what's the final conclusion ? Honestly, we would recommend to skip this lens. We just didn't find any substantial improvement over the already not-so-great predecessor. Instead we would suggest to check out the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 USM L IS or the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 HSM ART. "

Lens Rentals
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2016/11/canon-24-105-f4-is-mk-ii-mtf-results/
Quote: "Would I upgrade my old 24-105 f/4 IS? Nope."

The Digital Picture (i've posted this before)
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f-4L-IS-II-USM-Lens.aspx

Thats a ridiculous assumption, since the 24-70 is a much smaller option and has macro.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (327 comments in total)
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RubberDials: "This is the best 35mm F1.4 prime currently available. On performance overall, it leaves all-comers floundering in its wake with outstanding image quality, especially at F1.4, and extra-robust build. Some rivals come close optically, but none offers a total package to match the Canon 35mm F1.4L USM MkII."

You know that DXOmark ranks the Sony 35/1.4 above this lens, overall, on a lower resolution sensor? The Canon has an overall score of 42 and a sharpness score of 37. The Sony is 44 and 36.

Obviously you don't rely solely on DXOmark's data but as far as I can see the only other 35/1.4 you've tested is the Sigma art, so how are you deeming this the best available?

You are still acting like the jilted fanboy.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (327 comments in total)
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RubberDials: "This is the best 35mm F1.4 prime currently available. On performance overall, it leaves all-comers floundering in its wake with outstanding image quality, especially at F1.4, and extra-robust build. Some rivals come close optically, but none offers a total package to match the Canon 35mm F1.4L USM MkII."

You know that DXOmark ranks the Sony 35/1.4 above this lens, overall, on a lower resolution sensor? The Canon has an overall score of 42 and a sharpness score of 37. The Sony is 44 and 36.

Obviously you don't rely solely on DXOmark's data but as far as I can see the only other 35/1.4 you've tested is the Sigma art, so how are you deeming this the best available?

oh god.. speaches from sony fanboys about DxO..
will it stop.

it is in dpreview's estimation the best 35mm lens. suck it up princess.

FYI the sony FE doesn't have f/32. the comparison is flawed.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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Kenny08: Sharpness also depends on the camera body that is being used? The sample shots were done on a Canon 5D Mark IV, so it'll be nice to see other shots taken on other bodies...Ie. 7D MKII, 80D, 70D, etc....

since all the images are done in ACR with specific and identified processing, you be the judge.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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GinoSVK: Only marginally worse than L, but the lens is slower... in the price/performance ratio the best on the market, because Tamron not as sharp at the end.

oh good grief...

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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Kenny08: Sharpness also depends on the camera body that is being used? The sample shots were done on a Canon 5D Mark IV, so it'll be nice to see other shots taken on other bodies...Ie. 7D MKII, 80D, 70D, etc....

a different camera would not have different detail. a bayer sensor is a bayer sensor. deconvolution makes up any differences really an AA filter strengths. so yeah. your post processing techniques will make up any variances in filter strengths between the cameras.

@rfsiii - canon is pretty remarkably clean to what it does to raw files, and raw data.

@olypent x 2 - the lens will "always do it for you" that's not what the OP was asking about. the lens will look / operate the same, the vast difference is how you post process from various camera bodies.

sharpness is not a factor of the camera, but the lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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sh10453: Quite a jump in price.
Current IS USM version is around $340
http://www.eglobalcentral.com/canon-ef-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-is-usm-lenses.html

yeah let's compare grey market pricing versus retail and claim it's a jump in pricing.

the original is MSRP'ed at 649.00

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
On article Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery (131 comments in total)
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DamianFI: Ken Rockwell has claimed this as the first use of an LCD screen on a lens.

I think he took that out. he does have some nice sample images there.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 15:08 UTC
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