Interestingness

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On photo Blackheart Burlesque in Interestingness's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Just got my 80D and while taking this picture, accidentally moved the ISO up to 16000 (sixteen thousand!) via the touchscreen and still got a very usable picture. Not bad Canon, not bad at all. This would have been a noisy grainy banding mess at 12,800 on my 50D.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 13:40 UTC as 1st comment
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KrisAK: Great, but I really need a camera with a built in viewfinder.
Any chance, Canon?

Canon makes a great many varying camera's with a built in viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 04:16 UTC
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steelhead3: The A7 series is more than A7rII, if you want great video, The A7sII spanks the 1dxII. What a fluff piece this article is, DP should be ashamed.

Hahahaha at @steelhead3! You actually made me laugh out loud there, glad I didn't have anything in my mouth or I'd be cleaning my laptop off.

"...the hyperbole was a little breathtaking."

The things Sony fan boi's say. Sony has been the MOST hyped up camera/system in recent memory but is loosing all it's, ahem, 'advantages' quickly. This Canon beats it but you claim this is a fluff piece then Barney comes in and states clearly why and now your position is it's 'breathtaking hyperbole'.

It's funny as when anything Sony releases gets praise it's 'because it's a superior product and if you don't use it you're wrong' but when it comes up short to the competition it's a fluff piece or Sony isn't getting treated fairly.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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owenleve: completely defeats (in my opinion) the heart of going mirrorless. Size, weight, cost. And this lens better be 2.5x better than the f4 version. Compared to a nikon lens the f4 is garbage.

@HFLM

It is very much like a cult or a drug addict. They rationalize anything Sony does and spin it as a positive. If you have a negative comment or experience about the brand then you are wrong no matter what evidence you bring to the table. If you do prove them wrong then they go off on another tangent to dodge admitting they are wrong. A previous comment I made addressed this, ie, DSLR's are too big and heavy that's why Sony A7 and now that the Sony A7 and decent lenses are just as big and heavy, it's not because DSLR's are too big and heavy, it's about choice, it was never about DSLR's being too big and heavy. They criticize anything an other brand does as being subpar but when Sony does it, it's perfectly acceptable. Just look at that spare-parts parts bin A68 they just came out with - 2.7" LCD with only 460k resolution? What year is this?

It's easy low-hanging fruit making fun of these people. Sometimes I feel bad about it but then I think, it's kinda funny ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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owenleve: completely defeats (in my opinion) the heart of going mirrorless. Size, weight, cost. And this lens better be 2.5x better than the f4 version. Compared to a nikon lens the f4 is garbage.

@HFLM

Really? You don't even have to leave these very comments to see it in action. Up above @bwana4swahili commented that the price on this lens is too high and that he had the 70-200/4 version but sold it because his copy had bad corners. He is getting chastised for it! The Sony cult members have;

- told him how dare he sell his lens, he should have exchanged it (and repeat) until he got a good copy
- called BS that Sony has quality control issues
- accused him of having a personal vendetta against Sony (ummm, he uses Sony!)
- he can't be taken seriously
- when @bwana4swahili offers a link right here on DPReview to show that others have issues with this expensive lens he is dismissed that he is desparate to try to prove is point and that he is on a crusade!

Wow. Just, wow.

You yourself in one of your other comments in this thread have been told that Canikon are unsuitable for paid work (really, how can anyone not be laughing at this?) reliably. Come on!!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
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DuxX: Excellent captures of a terrible accident. This is what nuclear technology will bring to us in future. Now it is happened in Japan. Tomorrow can be everywhere else. Human kind must stop with exploitation of nuclear energy. Immediately. :/

Yes, lets nominate @craig66 to take a stroll through the Chernobyl and Fukushima reactors, since you know, there have been no deaths from radiation, it's perfectly safe. Not a single person died from the Chernobyl meltdown, or from radiation exposure in Japan after the two atomic bombs, nope, didn't happen. I'm ignorant of the exposure from Fukushima so can't make a comment on that.

From Wikipeida - "The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties.[1] It is one of only two classified as a level 7 event (the maximum classification) on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.[2] The struggle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles.[3] During the accident itself, 31 people died, and long-term effects such as cancers are still being investigated[4]."

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 14:12 UTC

Hasn't the photographer watched the Chernobyl Diaries?

Was expecting some pictures of mutated creatures like birds with four wings and 15kg rats.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 14:02 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: $1500 for a 50mm 1.4 WTH

I actually like Steve Huff. I like his site, that he has film work on there, that he hosts other peoples pictures, has guest reviewers quite often and so on.

Having said that, I would not trust a single one of his reviews. What is he up to, the 612th consecutively positive review now? My girlfriend who does a lot of web work and did review products when she was getting her start says companies LOVE LOVE LOVE bloggers like Huff. Positive reviews and a large user base and he hits the SEO type keywords A LOT in his reviews.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (75 comments in total)
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ttran88: Hey wait a minute I was told on DPR only a full frame camera can make winning photos.

Only a full frame Sony with G lenses purchased from Amazon. THAT'S all you need to take winning photo's!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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Xentinus: No doubt,this is an awesome lens.But a lighter and smaller 200mm 2.8 would be better for mirrorless system.You can buy a 200mm 2.8 Canon for 500 USD (used).
Sony has to do something,if they want to stay as the king of mirrorless world for a long time.

@Vintagecamera - I dunno, I'm not a measurebator, my kleenex budget is nonexistant.

I would defer to the tens of thousands of pro's out there making more money than you or I that use said 20 year old prime. They are using said 20 year old prime and not just selling images, they are making just damned good images. Pretty impressive for a 20 year old prime in this day and age I would say.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: $1500 for a 50mm 1.4 WTH

@Villagranvicent and @edward

That's because all these Sony cult members trust test charts, forum comenters and online reviews from anyone (seriously, Steve Huff? That guy is like a golden retriever at the dinnerbell, he'll lap up anything you put in a bowl and set in front of him) instead of their own eyes.

It's probably why so few of them have any pics to share anywhere, Can't take a picture to save their life so they look for the highest rated gear to compensate, still can't take a picture to save their life so they do the next 'best' thing, come online and tell everyone else how 'good' their equipment is.

I saw a comment yesterday about some clown who claims his A6000 and kit lens makes better/sharper pictures than a 7Dii and 50mm. Riiiggghhhtttttt. Don't make eye contact and back away slowly, very slowly, don't startle the guy.

Another clown even said DXO is biased TOWARD Canon lenses and Sony doesn't stand a chance. Just, wow.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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owenleve: completely defeats (in my opinion) the heart of going mirrorless. Size, weight, cost. And this lens better be 2.5x better than the f4 version. Compared to a nikon lens the f4 is garbage.

I should start collecting all the silly things these Sony kool-aid people say and put them in a little booklet. Some of it is so comical and so brainwashed it's making Apple envious. Reality has definitely failed to exist for some of these folks.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 14:19 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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Xentinus: No doubt,this is an awesome lens.But a lighter and smaller 200mm 2.8 would be better for mirrorless system.You can buy a 200mm 2.8 Canon for 500 USD (used).
Sony has to do something,if they want to stay as the king of mirrorless world for a long time.

@Xentinus

We have disagreed before but this is one I totally agree with you. I will say you are 6 months late though. Correct my ordering if I'm wrong but the timeline goes something like this;

- Mirrorless is a dead end, DSLR's will always rule
- Sony comes out wit the A7
- Wow, DLSR's are so yesteryear and overpriced!
- Sony comes out with new more expensive bodies
- It's not about the price, you are paying for the smaller size and weight - who wants to hump a DSLR around?
- Sony lenses have wild build quality!
- Buy a bunch, test, and return the bad copies
- Sony releases lenses that are more or less the same size, weight yet more cost than Canikon
- It's not about the money, it takes more R&D to create these lenses and to get their house in order to better build consistency
- Now there is no advantage to size, cost, weight, etc, and in many cases, it's 'worse' than DSLR kits.

So what is the new tagline? It's about choices! What's next seasons reasoning?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 14:13 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (75 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Wow - some cracking shots in there.

Proof once again that it's the photographer, rather than the camera, which determines the quality of a shot.

#kiwisnap

Dude, these things are designed to be as easy to use as possible. If you are having trouble with a product that has what, all of four buttons, I would suggest it's time for a new hobby.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (75 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Wow - some cracking shots in there.

Proof once again that it's the photographer, rather than the camera, which determines the quality of a shot.

True that. And not a test chart, brick wall, mothers cat or squirrel to be found. Maybe these iPhone photographers are onto something!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
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GRUBERND: sigh. hardwired presets. not really innovative.

the designers of these films must be turning in their graves. does anyone really think they would have done _one_ look if they had the flexibility of todays digital workflows?

and here we are presented with restricted tools and the so called creative choice of pressing 300 buttons. good for the mobile phone filter generation, they will feel right at home. also good for art directors, they will love this.

And here is the DPReview comments section summed up :(

@Sannaborjeson has first hand positive experience with a product but don't let that disuade @Grubernd's opinion and closed mindedness based on never using said product interfere wiith that. 2 posts to 1.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
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PhotoKhan: In my calibrated monitor there seems to be a yellow/greenish veil cast in all the samples.

Definition is, indeed, very good but nothing to write home about for a MF sensor.

I was hopping to be more impressed. Maybe with the next batch of samples?

@thematic - you nailed it!

The first thing I did was look at @photokhan's stream and just rolled my eyes. After his comment I was expecting to be more impressed with his galleries too!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (413 comments in total)
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Interestingness: I have a tween daughter that has a birthday next month and she wants a camera. Dad shoots with a Canon, and her friends parents have Canon's. She's young, it will probably be dropped and broken before it ever wears out and if it doesn't get stolen or left behind somewhere, there is a good chance it will suffer water damage from the pool.

You guys that are OBVIOUSLY pro's based on your well thought out comments (and those amazing galleries and personal webpages you hold) are totally correct - instead of buying her something like this I should drop $10k+ on the latest and greatest full framer and a bagful of lenses, right?

Dumbasses. Every time I read the comments here my IQ goes just that much lower.

Yeah, my only error in writing my post and then reply was I momentarily mistook the commenters here as fellow photog's, hobbyists and people interested in various types of photography and equipment. What they are is a bunch of trolls. And trolls are like wrestling with a pig in a muck pool - it doesn't matter what you do or say at the end of the day you both get dirty and the fact is the pig prefers it like that. Same as the trolls here - like a lonely dog that has figured out bad attention is better than no attention at all they act out and misbehave to get noticed.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (413 comments in total)
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Interestingness: I have a tween daughter that has a birthday next month and she wants a camera. Dad shoots with a Canon, and her friends parents have Canon's. She's young, it will probably be dropped and broken before it ever wears out and if it doesn't get stolen or left behind somewhere, there is a good chance it will suffer water damage from the pool.

You guys that are OBVIOUSLY pro's based on your well thought out comments (and those amazing galleries and personal webpages you hold) are totally correct - instead of buying her something like this I should drop $10k+ on the latest and greatest full framer and a bagful of lenses, right?

Dumbasses. Every time I read the comments here my IQ goes just that much lower.

@villagranvicent - Im not sure what the going rate is these days but $10k may, just may, buy a sense of humour and sarcasm ;)

@Valiant Thor - Correct you are! Kijiji and Craigslist too.

@QuarterToDoom - not overly worried about damage as she is a very responsible girl but still, fact is shes still a tween, accidents do happen, and correct you are too - used is a possibility.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (413 comments in total)
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Interestingness: I have a tween daughter that has a birthday next month and she wants a camera. Dad shoots with a Canon, and her friends parents have Canon's. She's young, it will probably be dropped and broken before it ever wears out and if it doesn't get stolen or left behind somewhere, there is a good chance it will suffer water damage from the pool.

You guys that are OBVIOUSLY pro's based on your well thought out comments (and those amazing galleries and personal webpages you hold) are totally correct - instead of buying her something like this I should drop $10k+ on the latest and greatest full framer and a bagful of lenses, right?

Dumbasses. Every time I read the comments here my IQ goes just that much lower.

Wow, the ignorance here is something else. I hope the camera companies don't take anything on site's like this to heart when they invest in R&D.

@BarnET - Shes a tween, why would she be swapping lenses constantly, think dude. And if not having ultra sonic cleaning is the only thing you can say something about, you are grasping at straws.

#ttran88 - she wants what she wants. Why do your children if you have any want anything, why do YOU want anything. Do you go out of your way not to get gifts for people you care about at b-days and xmas and other holidays. Seriously, just seriously. If I shake my head any harder Ill get a kink in my neck here.

@yake - correct you are my man!

@xentinus - its absolutely NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS how I raise my daughter. You couldnt tell a picture taken with whatever camera if it was put right in front of your nose and you think talking about a sensor in a camera I *may* buy for a tween is a thing. Seriously dude, go outside.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 01:35 UTC
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