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On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (406 comments in total)
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Shifter: $8,000 plus taxes. Hmm? My new iPhone is making me dump my 7D more and more.

What kinda photos do you take that allows an iphone to sway you from an interchangeable lens camera type with much larger sensor? Sure, the iphone can be used to take some very nice photos but its smaller than a finger-nail sensor size and lack of lens possibilities means it can never as good as the range of possibilities from a DSLR. How's the iphone do at 600mm?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: I agree with previous post. Newer, better, more expensive. I can wait. Nothing says I have to hop on the A7RII now anyway. There will be an A7RIII orA7III at some point. These Technologies just work this way. Time is on my side. Plus DSLRs are still keeping these cameras honest. I like the Sonys, but not $$$$$$ much.

Price of A7rII is too high already and I won't be buying it at $4200 CAD. Although there is a very nice sensor in that body, nothing else appeals enough to consider it. Battery life is woeful and it's physical formfactor coupled with great glass negates any size advantage. As a Canon users I'm waiting for either a 5DSrII or a 5Dr, both requiring a new sensor design that meets of exceeds the A7rII. Somehow I'm skeptical it's going to happen so I'll probably be looking at a used A7rII when the A7rIII comes out.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 15:46 UTC

Yup... that's perfect for the generation of smart-phone users with no attention span. Useless disappearing videos of their life-moments, cuz everybody has a story... nobody will remember anything about a day later.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 16:47 UTC as 11th comment
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (406 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: Photographers who need the best high ISO performance, videographers who require a deep feature set
D5 maintains an edge of a stop or two at high ISO settings.

what a utter nonsense....

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Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: wouldn't all those Rio thieves like to know where that office is.

Probably already do.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
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Nobby2016: getty, the IOC.. and the cheating russians make for a great threesome.

i don´t watch the olympics this year.
the IOC should have kicked russia out.
this is ridicolous and sends the wrong message.

this is like watching lance armstrong competing in this years tour de france.
who would want to to see that? i am sure not...

Sanity doesn't seem to be the norm anymore.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

The video was a good chuckle. The comments are really grumpy as usual. So much indignation.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 23:17 UTC as 42nd comment
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digilux: http://www.alteredimagesbdc.org/national-geographic/

I like the last sentence best:
Although lesser discussed, Gahan reportedly paid the men to repeatedly ride across the frame to get the photo he wanted.

I suppose if you twisted the thinking a bit, having them ride back and forth could be extrapolated to mean one attempt was considered better than the rest.

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Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:28 UTC

Good to watch a video showing the major pieces of this impressive lens. Amazing number of pieces in it, an engineering marvel.

Its a very nice lens with an extremely hefty price-tag that took a very long time to deliberate over. A near perfect lens for sideline sports shooting and for my uses as a wildlife lens, it really delivers flexibility that isn't possible with one long telephoto prime and external TC 's. Had the Sigma 150-600 Sport been available at that time, it would have been a very economical contender. The IQ from the Canon 200-400 is excellent. Not quite as good as the Mark II primes, but still exceptionally good. When it comes to getting 'the shot', the flexibility of the zoom plus instantly switchable TC allowed photos and video others couldn't get as easily.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 16:24 UTC as 1st comment

In the video, Ansel suggests he has far better images but people seem to really like this one. I think this was one of those images he saw at the instant he put his foot on the car brakes, but was never quite as happy as every second struggling to get set up, lost some of the intrinsic qualities he had to later work hard in his darkroom to recover. As time passed upon much reflection he darkened the sky even more to further convey and concentrate the mood he felt when he first put his foot on the brake.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Don't get carried away.....
Watch this first and then decide who the winner is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT14RrsDW18

A search-engine query for 5DSr and wildlife pulled up several photogs who said good things after trying it for wildlife. That doesn't mean its a perfect wildlife camera for every situation, however there are many times where 4-5 fps is perfectly adequate. Would it be the best choice if you could only have one camera body? For myself no.

Being a member of CPS is quite different than being a paid Canon professional. I may have misunderstood you, but a paid Canon professional would be someone paid by Canon for their professional work. In the case of CPS, that is quite the opposite. One pays Canon for the privilege of receiving loaner equipment and repair services from Canon. Unlike Nikon, my understanding is that no level of CPS is free. Now if you were someone like Arthur Morris, Canon designates you differently, giving you free support services in exchange for your undying loyalty to their products.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 06:52 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Don't get carried away.....
Watch this first and then decide who the winner is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT14RrsDW18

Where is the joke?
More megapixels doesn't mean you're absolutely required to use a higher shutter speed, unless you plan on capturing more detail of a moving subject (or lessening the effects of camera shake) than a lower pitch camera. Pixel-peeping a higher pitched image will reveal those minute variances but that doesn't mean you lose detail by shooting with a higher pitch camera. Therefore a 5DSr shooting at 1/2000th would capture just as much detail and quite potentially more than a D5 camera shooting at 1/2000th.

Yes, a 5DSr can be used for sports/action photography. Do you realize that the pixel density of a 5DSr is quite similar to a D500? The AF system in the 5DSr may not be quite as good as a D500 but very similar to the 7DII. Certainly you won't have the frame rate of a D500 but you will have the same ability to capture as much detail with the 5DSr as you would with a D500 at the same shutter speed.
They are not paid Canon photographers? Where did you get that from?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
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Camera Joey: So, does the 80D focus better than my brother with ADD?

You guys that don't pronounce the "t" in eighty... It must be the ADD.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 06:54 UTC

So much negativity oozing from the reader comments.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 14:01 UTC as 8th comment

About time! Big Brother will mandate an implanted version in all citizens and will include streaming video/audio/coordinates/health-vitals so that proper order can be maintained in the empire by all citizens. No more wondering who dunnit. Secure access to locations no longer require archaic retinal scanners as GIS citizen's location is always known, their present health status along with monitoring any hanky-panky activities.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 15:31 UTC as 6th comment

A few years ago I asked for such a feature on a Canon forum along with a flip-screen. Both were soundly rejected by the fanboy zealots. It's nice to see Nikon is proving that both are exceptionally good ideas on the D300s replacement. Too bad Nikon didn't openly consult with us here on DPR about how we'd like to see the auto AF fine-tune to function. The feature seems to be designed in the lab without much input from the user base. I'm confident Nikon will improve it over time...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 05:43 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

As crusty, old, never satisfied photographers, DPR should give us all an array of color intensity sliders that we can individually adjust the site to our own particular taste.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 05:04 UTC as 310th comment

Trying to appease these grumpy old men is a futile task. The delivery is a bit dry and a bit disjointed but it was still well worth watching.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 13:19 UTC as 6th comment
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)

It'll be a real disappointment if after the delay(s) the product has any QC/design defects. Fingers crossed..!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 10th comment
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