Daft Punk

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On article Fujifilm X-T3 sample gallery updated (199 comments in total)
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photofan1986: If the camera had IBIS and used a conventional Bayer sensor, I'd be interested. As is, nah.

I have too many cameras. FF Sony, Nikon, M43 Olympus and also X-T2.

All I can say about X trans is that I never, ever think about it. The fact it is "different" never crops up. I have sharp images that print up well. Cant see a difference between the Fuji and FF 99% of the time unless I crop heavily.

I use Exposure. Never liked LR anyway. Perhaps this is a factor, I don't know, but I simply fail to understand the negativity about x trans. I really, really like the Fuji and shoot it every day. I much prefer to my Sonys.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2018 at 09:26 UTC
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JCC123: I can't wait for this company to go belly-up. They stopped being relevant about 10 years ago. I can't believe people still buy their over-priced antiques.

Does anyone want to buy my Sony Walkman for $1,000?

Meanwhile, Apple's phones continue to get better and better. It's only a matter of time before Leica goes bankrupt from a complete lack of innovation.

Why do you care?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2018 at 18:20 UTC

The number of new back pack and camera bag makers is staggering. Add these to the established brands and it looks vastly over supplied to me.

Some of these hopefuls must surely fail. Barely a week goes by without another couple of new product launches.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2018 at 21:17 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Gallery update: The Nikon Z7 goes wrestling (223 comments in total)
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CanonSharpShooter: Couldnt this all be done with a D850? Manufacturers just taking the mirror out to get you to rebuy the gear that you already have. Mirrorless is an excuse to get people open up their wallets again!!

If you prefer EVF ( I do ) then your comments are meaningless.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2018 at 21:03 UTC
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raphaelmatto: Lifelong Apple enthusiast, since the early 80's—& I'm switching to a PC for my desktop. High prices aside, the parts I want just aren't available in Macs anymore. I can build a 5GHz 12 core / 24 threaded AMD box with 16 gigs of ram & a discreet !!NVIDIA/CUDA!! graphics card for less than a 3GHz 6 core mini w/8 gigs of ram & no graphics card, wha? There isn't even an Apple display to tempt me to stay in the ecosystem—I have to buy an HP or Dell or whatever monitor anyway. All the programs I want to use run on both platforms. Sigh. Maybe I'll buy a 4th gen iWatch to get my fix. Anyone else feel like this is the moment Apple lost you?

Also, my 2011 MacBook Air has a 2 core 1.6GHz i5. Guess what the 2018 Air has—7 years later!! ... a 2 core 1.6GHz i5. Yeah the new gen is a little bit faster, but... that's still ridiculous.

Mac want you to get a MacBook Pro if you want speed. My 2018 Pro is Quad Core. They obviously don't want the Air to offer the same thing on the cheap.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2018 at 01:43 UTC
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chadley_chad: Have you seen the price of the 12.9" iPads and mid spec Mac Mini’s ... Apple really ARE taking the p**s now - but those brainwashed sheep will continue to splurge their cash. Sighs.

I detect a chip on the shoulder.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2018 at 01:40 UTC
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Daft Punk: Oh how I love to read the comments when apple launch a new laptop.

It seems to be a badge of honour with some IT literate people to denigrate Apple products as overhyped and expensive. They simply cannot comprehend why people do not see Apple gear the way they do.

I’m old enough to have used both Apple and PC. I still run dual systems with a high end Windows 10 set up and the latest 2018 MacBook Pro i7.

Here is the uncomfortable truth - the Mac is just better to use everyday. It’s all about the OS. The average Joe who does not care “how” the thing works is inevitably going to end up with a MAC if they can afford it. This is what Apple rules all.

The gear nerds just have to suspend their disbelief and suck it up.

Chadley_Chad

I simply fail to understand how you can come to that conclusion. Windows 10 is still not a patch on iOS. My work forces me to use Windows while my creative stuff is all on Mac. My company provides the bestest, fastest, most expensivest, exotic Windows set up. I hate using it.

Maybe you use the Mac with a blindfold on or your fingers in mittens or something. The superiority of the Mac is self evident IMO.

Still each to their own. YMMV etc etc, blah di blah blah..

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2018 at 01:39 UTC

Oh how I love to read the comments when apple launch a new laptop.

It seems to be a badge of honour with some IT literate people to denigrate Apple products as overhyped and expensive. They simply cannot comprehend why people do not see Apple gear the way they do.

I’m old enough to have used both Apple and PC. I still run dual systems with a high end Windows 10 set up and the latest 2018 MacBook Pro i7.

Here is the uncomfortable truth - the Mac is just better to use everyday. It’s all about the OS. The average Joe who does not care “how” the thing works is inevitably going to end up with a MAC if they can afford it. This is what Apple rules all.

The gear nerds just have to suspend their disbelief and suck it up.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 22:54 UTC as 39th comment | 9 replies

My main concern is that it is surely inevitable that support of the app will cease long before the camera stops working.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 08:45 UTC as 118th comment
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Howard: Imagine how excited they would be if they had Sony sensors to work with! They may even crank out a decent camera!

No. Canon would spend too much energy calibrating each product so that it did not give consumers "too much". Regardless of the sensor. They are a mean-spirited company obsessed with avoiding cannibalisation across product lines and not upsetting the status quo.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 17:58 UTC
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Daft Punk: Canon is a frustrating company.

I wonder if they are as frustrating to work for too !

The bureaucratic, endlessly controlled narrative; the fundamental process of inventing cool stuff and then holding back on its implementation. The constant presence of people at the top finely calibrating products so they offer just “enough” but never “too much”. The deliberate hobbling of products and features to protect other lines - even if it makes no sense.

Canon offers many marvellous things. Great lenses for a start. DPAF is a great innovation.

But in lots of other areas Canon truly sucks. Their cynical attitude to consumers bothers me.

I just wish they would unshackle themselves and just go all out to impress. It’ll never happen.

Nice try TORN but it does not work.

Sony are brave and set out to disrupt things. That is no mean feat for a large company. Sometimes they get it wrong.

Canon are not brave.

There is a big difference.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 17:56 UTC

"We want to surprise and astonish you, so please expect big things"

Nah. Color me cynical. Canon is fundamentally designed to deliver just "enough" to people. Minimum of features and capability at the max price they feel the market can take. Sometimes they get it wrong.

Technology which is so deliberately hobbled and compromised just annoys me. Canon do this more than most tech companies.

This makes Canon a hard company to like.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 14:17 UTC as 28th comment | 8 replies

Canon is a frustrating company.

I wonder if they are as frustrating to work for too !

The bureaucratic, endlessly controlled narrative; the fundamental process of inventing cool stuff and then holding back on its implementation. The constant presence of people at the top finely calibrating products so they offer just “enough” but never “too much”. The deliberate hobbling of products and features to protect other lines - even if it makes no sense.

Canon offers many marvellous things. Great lenses for a start. DPAF is a great innovation.

But in lots of other areas Canon truly sucks. Their cynical attitude to consumers bothers me.

I just wish they would unshackle themselves and just go all out to impress. It’ll never happen.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 09:24 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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Oskar P: What upsets some is knowing that in year Canon could very well be the FF mirrorless market leader, just as they now are with ALL mirrorless in Japan.
Amazingly Canon's few APSC mirrorless bodies have outsold ALL Sony mirrorless the past few years. No doubt this new camera will increase their lead.

I'd love to see how many Sony owners use Canon lenses. It could be more than 30% use at least one Canon lens.

Does anyone care who is market leader ? Just seems like mindless bragging rights to me. It has nothing to do with taking pictures.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 08:39 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (2221 comments in total)
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wasTF: So.. Z7 gets dynamic range first, but Canon R gets image quality first....

STRANGE!
Its probably coincidence, right?

IQ is pretty much the same as 5DIV.

And the AA filter mushes fine details. If that floats your boat.

We are getting into the realms of subjective IQ. Plenty of people regard the Canon IQ as pleasing. That is enough. Others disagree.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 10:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (2221 comments in total)

This forum is a great example of confirmation bias.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 10:30 UTC as 161st comment

So many bags. New start-ups everywhere trying to challenge makers who have been going for years and years. Hard to believe that so many people want to buy new camera bags.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 19:56 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (467 comments in total)
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ozturert: So Panasonic did a fine job.

Rarely does a comment reveal just how little the person who posted it actually knows about the subject matter.

Well done.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 15:58 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (467 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: The Leica S has always been a beautiful example of modern European design.
Having handled and shot with them I found them to be a delight to use.
Roughly comparable to my FF Canons but with a brilliant finder and butter smooth operation.
OK it is expensive, but so would be any Nikon or Canon if they were produced in similar numbers. Leica, OTOH has wisely offered unique features such as a slightly larger sensor that permits higher quality on a per MP basis and they offer a startlingly extensive line of lenses, many with leaf shutters.
The LS are nod to pros who use flash and prefer not to be limited by the kludgy workarounds of HSS. In addition, every lens they offer would be a reference standard for IQ by any other maker. The difference is that every lens in their line is of that caliber.
So, yeah, they are expensive. The real surprise is that they have created a system that is uniformly excellent yet is as inexpensive as it is.

Indeed, Japanese salaries are relatively high. Which is precisely why increasing numbers of cameras are made elsewhere.

The best DSLR in history is the Nikon D850. Made In Thailand.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 15:56 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (737 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Great thanks to Canon to make my decision so easy!
I will go for Z6 or X-T3.

I have used X-T2 alongside the A7R2 for a year or so now. I am not surprised at all that the X-T3 has turned out to be so good.

My X-T2 is used more than any other camera I own. It is a very, very good compromise and the X-T3 seems a very sold and substantial evolution.

95% of the time, it is all the camera anyone ever needs.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 14:41 UTC
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