Daft Punk

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User6644482279: Just watched that video again...lots of low light telephoto action shots being taken...I've heard they may use the additional real estate in the camera to go dual ISO. If this is true and it's got great auto focus then it could be a great camera. I shoot hockey a lot and high ISO noise is my biggest problem. Give me clean ISO 3200-6400 and I'm all set! But $3000 Olympus!? Screw you! Oh.. and here's my $3000.

Flappy mirror? Really? I don't know about the OP but I'm never going back to OVF.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2019 at 11:36 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Full-frame mirrorless camera party (194 comments in total)
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CanonSharpShooter: Directors cut has the D850 and 5DSR crashing the party and busting a can of a££ whopping on them plastic toys. Too brutal to make the final cut.

DPRs resident dinosaur speaks.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2018 at 22:54 UTC
On article Sony a7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6, which is best? (1234 comments in total)
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CanonSharpShooter: The lack of DSLR talk around DPR nowadays is exactly what Sony wants. Canon and Nikon fell for the trap set by Sony. Honestly what a shame, a d750 or 6DmII could do 95% of what these fancy techno cameras could do but at a saving of 40%-50%.

And I am bored with focus micro adjust, size, noise and vibration.

EVFs are good enough. I don’t spend hours staring through the OVF/ EVF anyway. Not long enough to care about it.

I am looking with my eyes 99% of the time and only bring the camera up to shoot. The EVF means I can sense the exposure before I shoot.

Keeper rate with EVF is higher.

Only reason for preferring OVF for me would be if I spent hours with a big tele staring at birds.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2018 at 22:33 UTC
On article Sony a7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6, which is best? (1234 comments in total)
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CanonSharpShooter: The lack of DSLR talk around DPR nowadays is exactly what Sony wants. Canon and Nikon fell for the trap set by Sony. Honestly what a shame, a d750 or 6DmII could do 95% of what these fancy techno cameras could do but at a saving of 40%-50%.

CanonSharpShooter is either a troll or someone with the condition called hard of understanding. Feeling loyal to a flappy mirror that is soon to be rendered superfluous is not a good use of time on this planet.

Cars used to have starting handles. Maybe he wishes car makers still fitted them?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 23:41 UTC
On article Sony a7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6, which is best? (1234 comments in total)
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CanonSharpShooter: The lack of DSLR talk around DPR nowadays is exactly what Sony wants. Canon and Nikon fell for the trap set by Sony. Honestly what a shame, a d750 or 6DmII could do 95% of what these fancy techno cameras could do but at a saving of 40%-50%.

That makes no sense. There comes a point when having a mechanical part flapping around at high speed has more disadvantages than benefits. We are getting close to that time now. The DSLR ( to buy new ) will be dead within 10 years, maybe less.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 23:29 UTC
On article Sony a7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6, which is best? (1234 comments in total)
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CanonSharpShooter: The lack of DSLR talk around DPR nowadays is exactly what Sony wants. Canon and Nikon fell for the trap set by Sony. Honestly what a shame, a d750 or 6DmII could do 95% of what these fancy techno cameras could do but at a saving of 40%-50%.

Doubling down on DSLR would be a road to go out of business.

The market is swinging to mirrorless.

Mirrorless is cheaper to build.

I have switched and would never buy a new DLSR ever again. I am not alone.

I still love my Nikons, and use them plenty, but mirrorless is the future. I love the EVF and the accuracy of focus without the need for micro adjust. No going back.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 23:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 sample gallery updated (205 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 (219 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 121st 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 29th 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 35th 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
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