Daft Punk

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: I don't like the fully articulated screen to the point it is a deal breaker for me. Has Olympus decided that fully articulated LCD screens are now an "Olympus signature"?

Have the managed to put two batteries in the grip? as having to remove the grip to replace the inner one is idiotic.

Have they reworked the menu system that has been growing like Topsy and quite out of control.

Nice camera but I am afraid I am not a videographer and I can already create more images with the E-M1 than I can rationally deal with. I need even more images like a hole in the head. It is not necessarily good to be able to gather images like confetti.

Two SD cards? Why not just one larger card?

Think, think ... oh and the body still has too many buttons on the back plate with to little to do. Olympus should check out the other brands who seem to actually make fewer buttons do more things quite gracefully.

I really dislike the articulating screen as well. Hate the way it sticks out to the side. Much much prefer the old one that just flips up or down.

Possible deal breaker for me too - I dislike these sideways screens intensely !!!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 06:44 UTC

Disappointed at the screen that flips sideways.

I much prefer a simple tilt screen that stays in line with the camera. Having the screen off to the side feels just weird.

Sony do this much better.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:54 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)

I don't understand why people think this is expensive..

APSC mirrorless with great IQ and a vast range of lenses available via adaptors that apparently work seamlessly.

With an OK kit lens it is a lot cheaper than an XT2 with similar spec ( Fuji with 4K admittedly ) ..

Anyway, at this price ,what is not to like?

Expecting this to cost $6-800 or so is simply dumb. That would make no sense at all.

I am usually very negative of Canon. Not really a fan at all. But this seems a decent effort and something I would think seriously about owning.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 07:42 UTC as 3rd comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)

This is the most interesting camera from Canon for a long, long time.

This camera is potentially much, much more important that the 5D4.

It is the first Canon camera I can actually see me owning for quite a while.

The 5D4 offers nothing to tempt a D810 user. But this mirrorless camera offers real benefits over a Sony A6300.

I am tempted.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 18:32 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies

This is a big step forward for Canon. About time.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 175th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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Valeriu 64: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Gold, and Pentax K-1 only Silver .

As shown, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV it failed the test bike.

Why gold ?

Very strange.

Must be said that the Pentax pricing does remind us how horribly expensive the Canon is.

Unless you need the AF advantage the Pentax is simply a better camera. Granted, the lens selection is tighter but you can't deny what a great bit of kit the Pentax is. If you do landscapes it is a no-brainer.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:36 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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Mike Oo: A "30.4MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus" is listed as a PRO. Why? What aspect of it makes it a "PRO?"

Huh?

Dual Pixel AF makes live view AF best in class for a DSLR. It also makes AF in video also best in class.

Couple this with the new sensor and it is definitely a PRO point. After all, you can't get the combination anywhere else...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)

Nice image quality. Very nice.

Too expensive at current list price.

Should have a damn flip screen - the lack of one rather weakens the fact that the dual pixel AF gives a great live view experience. Not offering a flip screen rather reduces the benefit. A bone headed decision by Canon.

Great camera though on balance. The lack of a flip screen will definitely make my teeth itch and reach for a A7R2 though....

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 147th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)

I must say that there is one feature Nikon have, that seems to have caught Canon out.

This is the AF auto-tune feature of Nikons, eliminating the need to AF fine tune your lenses manually. It is a darn good feature, which means that Nikon DSLR's now have the technology to compete with mirrorless in terms of AF accuracy.

Canon must be kicking themselves that they did not invest in this.

Otherwise this camera looks very good to me. Dual Pixel AF and great live view is the big attraction to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 20:24 UTC as 189th comment | 2 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)

No satisfactory reason for the lack of a flippy screen.

And before people post that this camera " it's for pros that don't need or want one" let us remember that the simply isn't true for most.

Professional video shooters use cameras with flippy LCD screens all the time. In war zones and other hazardous environments. They don't break. They just work.

The luddites among us can always just not use it. Everyone else will be frustrated at Canons failure to provide one - given the dual pixel AF makes live view a worthwhile feature, the lack of a tilt screen at least is even more mind boggling.

Otherwise this looks a very good effort.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 17:19 UTC as 204th comment | 2 replies

Getting expensive isn't it?

Canon depend on sales to keen amateurs and gear heads. Sorry to be so cynical, but this camera will be a big hit, but we all know that a significant percentage of owners will shoot their kids and view the images on an iPad. This kind of makes most of the camera pointless - a simple 80D would do just as well.

The Nikon D810 forum seems to have plenty of people shooting for iPad or the occasional 7x5 print.

Its a strange world.

Now I am going to get some milk from the shops in my car, which apparently has a top speed limited to 155mph.

First world issues. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:19 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies

If this had a flippy screen it would be perfect. It does not. So it isn't.

A shame. I don't get the luddites who don't like them. If you don't like them, don't use them, keep them folded in. The rest of us like them a lot.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:33 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)

For goodness sake Canon, get the message !! Just put a good EVF in the damn thing and give people what they want ! Canon is such a frustrating company some times.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 15:55 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies
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Donnie G: Sony fans can take heart in the fact that Sony broadcast cameras will be used extensively by some of the TV networks to cover the Olympic events. And who knows?
It's even possible that Sony might be a CPS platinum member too since most of those broadcast cameras will be equipped with Canon broadcast lenses. :))

This is very true. A Hollywood blockbuster may be made on an Arriflex. Why do I care?

Why do amateur photographers get all starry eyed over big white lenses? Are they compensating for something?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 10:47 UTC
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Polacofede: Honestly i don't get what is all this lenses and equipment for. I mean each photographer takes to the olympics their own equipment, so why would they need to take all this there? In fact they are risking to get stealed a lot of money. Is this just a marketing movement?

People shouldn't really care what pros shoot. I know I don't.

The fact that Canon make tele lenses that cost the same as a good used car is irrelevant to me and should be to most people. They may as well make new space shuttles.

I don't understand why some people are impressed by the Big White Lens and see it as aspirational. What am I missing?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 10:45 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)
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Wild Shooter: I think these competitions are rigged. Other than the winners which are awesome, I didn't even get a mention for my shots which I personally believe are better than a few people sitting on the beach.

They are OK. They aren't as good as the winners selected though.

Get over it, rather than bleat on a forum. Don't be a bad loser. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 11:09 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2669 comments in total)

Taking aside the K-1, I am interested in the review process itself.

I get it that the science and methodology of the review process evolves all of the time. This inevitably creates an imbalance in that earlier gear may not be tested in the same way as modern gear.

Surely the solution for a test is to compare the camera in question to its nearest obvious competitor at the same time?

In this example, I think readers would love to see a D810 used at precisely the same time and in the same way as a K-1 and with the same subject. Only then could a proper judgment be passed, surely?

This isn't hard to find on other sites. People in the 'real world" reviewing game ( as they call it ) in the absence of a scientific approach to testing, just grab a couple of cameras and try them out at the same time. This isn't to be denigrated - it is actually a pretty good approach.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 08:44 UTC as 244th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2669 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Regarding the AF row clearly kicking off here, I have a question.

Could there be sample variation? Think of all the QC problems Nikon have had with D800 left side focusing.

Did DPR have one just K-1 unit or more ?

In fairness ET2, lots of Nikon D800 could only be called "Poor" because they were faulty.

It is not beyond imagination that DPR's K-1 wasn't optimal. I don't have a problem with the AF and I haven't had a Pentax since a K5 many years ago.

And while I would be happy to accept that the K-1 AF is NOT class leading, plenty of other sites and owner after owner are not complaining about the AF.

DPR seems to be an outlier, relatively speaking. I think it is worth wondering why that may be so.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2669 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Have to say that while the AF is not probably as good as Nikon's 3D set up, it works perfectly well on mine. Put it another way - I have never thought to myself "this could be better".

I don't have a problem with the review. I am sure the people behind it have conducted the test with integrity. However, I am interested to see how other sites have not really corroborated DPR's findings. I also note that I have seen plenty of action shots on the Pentax forum and on FredMiranda, that do not support the thesis that the AF is "poor".

Above all I have a problem with the language. "Poor" is pretty derogatory and a word rarely seen on DPR. I haven't seen "Poor" used in reference for the Canon 6D for example, and that camera really sucks at sports.. :)

Agreed. It was more the use of the word
"Poor" I was referring to. The lack of cross points on the 6D make it pretty poor for sports compared to other cameras available. But that language was not used.

Big fan of the 6D though. I sometimes miss mine.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 16:09 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2669 comments in total)

Regarding the AF row clearly kicking off here, I have a question.

Could there be sample variation? Think of all the QC problems Nikon have had with D800 left side focusing.

Did DPR have one just K-1 unit or more ?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 273rd comment | 2 replies
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