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steelhead3: Who uses the 11/24 other than a few niche players?

Obviously people employed by lens rentals.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 23:56 UTC

Interesting list.. a few notable exceptions such as the nikkor 14-24, D3, D700 ..

The original 5D versus the 5D mark II would have been mine, then again, it's tough to choose between the two, as both were groundbreaking in their own way.

Surprised by the 400 DO making the list.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 23:56 UTC as 4th comment
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PeaceKeeper: Oh my! So many DSLR's being used for a sporting event! I guess that ends the debate. DSLR's are better than mirrorless at absolutely everything. This single example from one specialized category in the photographic field has changed my mind.

Really, I came here to giggle at the "Pff! Canon?!" remarks... but it seems that those are outnumbered by anti-mirrorless rhetoric 3 to 1! Very strange. Are they scared? Or simply trying to justify carrying all that extra weight on their next vacation? You know, just in case a bicycle race breaks out spontaneously and they need tack sharp images of it for their family album.

Yes, you are using the same type of camera that Getty is using to cover the Olympics to shoot family photos and snapshots of your vacation and back yard BBQ. You're doing it right. High fives and pats on the back all around!

5 fps with liveview updates and guaranteed AF shot to shot in focus priority.

fuji states,

"As the burst speed increases the number of opportunities for refocus to be possible within a burst are reduced, but Fujifilm still cites that 5fps on the X-T2 is twice as capable as in the X-T1. We're talking accuracy here, as the system has those additional opportunities to refocus on a moving subject."

then we have electronic shutter - with fast moving objects .. really? lol,

again, plenty of real information out there.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
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Deliverator: Clearly, those guys at Getty don't know what their doing. The A6300 or the NX1 can do the job better for a lot less $.

@MIkeDPR.. but that's not all the lenses they are bringing .. and I suspect most of the supers aren't shown there.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (324 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: If only Sony put a larger battery and into their toy cameras, large SLRs wouldn't be making such a resurgence.

Lol resurgence?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: Oh my! So many DSLR's being used for a sporting event! I guess that ends the debate. DSLR's are better than mirrorless at absolutely everything. This single example from one specialized category in the photographic field has changed my mind.

Really, I came here to giggle at the "Pff! Canon?!" remarks... but it seems that those are outnumbered by anti-mirrorless rhetoric 3 to 1! Very strange. Are they scared? Or simply trying to justify carrying all that extra weight on their next vacation? You know, just in case a bicycle race breaks out spontaneously and they need tack sharp images of it for their family album.

Yes, you are using the same type of camera that Getty is using to cover the Olympics to shoot family photos and snapshots of your vacation and back yard BBQ. You're doing it right. High fives and pats on the back all around!

Lol the fuji?

Perhaps read that the 14fps is without AF and ponder how that'd work out in the Olympics.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (324 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: I had an F-22 circling around DPR office. In case of a "Silver award". Now it returned to base. Well done! This is an awesome camera, I know, but so is the D5. I have used both and it is very hard to choose among them - great tools.

pfff it's not a pentax review.. certainly not believable.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (324 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: I may have missed it but I did not see anything about:

1) The laundry list of things that will slow down the FPS (2 entire pages in the manual dedicated to scenarios where you won't get advertised FPS)

2) The AF is only -3.0EV sensitive at the center point in single shot mode, where few people use it. It drops to -2.0 for tracking scenarios, which is half as sensitive as the competition in the middle and one third as sensitive on all other points.

3) 1DX batteries do not allow for advertised FPS - you cannot re-use your old 1DX batteries without crippling the camera

Those are important pieces of info for perspective buyers IMHO. Otherwise great review.

crippling?

it reduces the frame rate to 12 fps.

Noting your posting history across all the canon forums, i'm beginning to wonder if you're just a troll.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
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Rich Rosen: What I find interesting, is that even with all the hoopla about newspapers going to photographers using smart phones, even with the so called stampeding of mirrorless, Getty has chosen to use the "antiquated" DSLR as their primary "weapon." I'm sure that mirrorless and smart phones will make an appearance, but it the DSLR that will be doing the heavy lifting.

actually the concept of mirrorless started way before that with rangefinder cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 02:58 UTC
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Deliverator: Clearly, those guys at Getty don't know what their doing. The A6300 or the NX1 can do the job better for a lot less $.

sure.. as long as you can get close enough to use that 150mm max focal S lens .. lol

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
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ondrejbobek: Where is the button "i want it"? :)

or the button for "I had it.. "

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
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Gregm61: If they gave me 5 of those white lenses and sent me for free, I still wouldn't want to go to Rio to take pictures of anything.

Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Panama, etc .. you always have to watch your gear no matter where you are.

I usually bring my cheapest gear when I'm roaming around, just to save the headache and the worry.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
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Rich Rosen: What I find interesting, is that even with all the hoopla about newspapers going to photographers using smart phones, even with the so called stampeding of mirrorless, Getty has chosen to use the "antiquated" DSLR as their primary "weapon." I'm sure that mirrorless and smart phones will make an appearance, but it the DSLR that will be doing the heavy lifting.

the main reason? NPS and CPS.

companies would be foolish not to stick with one or the other of canon or nikon..

the london games CPS room.
http://petapixel.com/2012/07/31/canons-drool-worthy-gear-room-at-the-london-olympics/

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: Oh my! So many DSLR's being used for a sporting event! I guess that ends the debate. DSLR's are better than mirrorless at absolutely everything. This single example from one specialized category in the photographic field has changed my mind.

Really, I came here to giggle at the "Pff! Canon?!" remarks... but it seems that those are outnumbered by anti-mirrorless rhetoric 3 to 1! Very strange. Are they scared? Or simply trying to justify carrying all that extra weight on their next vacation? You know, just in case a bicycle race breaks out spontaneously and they need tack sharp images of it for their family album.

Yes, you are using the same type of camera that Getty is using to cover the Olympics to shoot family photos and snapshots of your vacation and back yard BBQ. You're doing it right. High fives and pats on the back all around!

aw don't sound so salty..

I doubt it the other smaller companies would bother.

NPS and CPS ship out far far more than that for pro support for the games, and no one else really has that kind of inventory, skill set, or .. well, real need really.

Heck sony's pro support loaners are even third partied out in the USA.

why would the smaller vendors even bother when it's really nearly 100% canon / nikon?

what other companies have a full range of super telephotos? or what turns out to be one of the nicer lenses to use at the games - the 200-400? or the full range of 2.8 zooms,etc,etc? and small sensor mirrorless? why would they?

and what pro would want to use non canon and nikon? if it breaks it's basically dead for the games. yes that makes sense. with nikon or canon, they simply walk into the room and show their badge.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 23:14 UTC

So much jealousy... Need to follow this up with Canon and Nikon cps and nps support at the games, so people figure out Sony et all don't play with the big boys.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 44th comment
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (270 comments in total)
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Photato: A Silver award based on erroneous assumptions.
Obviously the Video score is overrated given the G7X II inferior video quality to the competition. (Sony RX100 III & IV, Panasonic LX100 and the upcoming Nikon DL)
On page 4 "Features", of the Video section, the review mistakenly state "As with the original model, we believe that the camera is reading out the entire sensor when capturing video, which maximizes quality."
Which is false since their own test confirm that is not the case.
But don't take my word for it. Here is the link where you can compare the G7X video quality to the Sony RX100 III IV & Panasonic LX100, etc
Which by the way, these samples were not made public for both G7X reviews.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m3/8

Maybe because first of all... Its a camera with video capabilities, not camcorder with imaging capabilities?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)

"The MTF-50 result - better correlated with perceived sharpness - tells a slightly different story, indicating only around 875 line pairs per picture height resolved, which translates to ~4.6MP, or 19% of the total sensor resolution."

the M3 sensor is AA based 6000x4000 or 3000x2000 line pairs .. as it's maximum possible (less of course for the AA filter unless you are doing deconvolution filtering)

so wouldn't 875 be much larger than 19% of total resolving?

So I'm curious because 875lp/ph on an M3 sensor would render it .. well, as a piece of crap. and by your infinity pictures, it seems to be resolving far more than 875 would suggest.

this is a new lens test setup is it not? do you guys have an explanation on how you are testing and what you are using as a baseline?

default jpg will play a big role in determining what you come up with as an example, it would be interesting if we had as an comparison, even on the M3 - ie: this compared to the 22mm as far as your MTF setup.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 14:19 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Would it be possible, just for once, to have a Canon product review that does not evoke or "shouts-out" to other products from other brands?

In this particular case...you do understand that the incorporated LEDs make this an unique product, making all "shout-outs" and cross-references non-applicable, right?

also not sure why you wouldn't shout out or compare against canon's 100mm macro as an example, the first lens that had IS that was made for macro work, verus normal IS.

however I'm not sure why the lens wasn't compared to it's counterparts in the mirrorless world.

that would have made a little more sense perhaps.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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tkbslc: While this looks like a great option, I'm a bit baffled on the 28mm focal length. First, because it's just REALLY wide for a macro and forces extremely close working range. And second because this is only the second prime in EF-M mount and the other one is a 22mm. So this provides zero utility as a non-macro for most EOS M shooters. If it was a 55-60mm macro, it could double as a portrait lens and make a nice pair for the 22mm in a 2-prime kit. But who wants to carry a 22-28 pair of primes?

Still, the light idea is pretty cool.

Except a 60mm macro would not be as small, light, portable and cheap.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:10 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Don't forgot about Pentax Macro lenses!!??

good god.. pentax fanboys are like that annoying child that continually jumps up and down screaming for attention..

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
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