Daft Punk

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On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1104 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 18th comment

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 12th 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 20th comment | 4 replies
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 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 14th 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 (2652 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 243rd comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 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 (2652 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 (2652 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 272nd comment | 2 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)

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.. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 274th comment | 4 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Sorry, D610, 6D nor D750 cannot be used as peers to judge AF in the K-1. All those use more forgiving lower-res sensors and don't have anything even remotely as sophisticated as the pixel-shift mode.

K-1 uses the 36MP sensor, and has a new AF with 25 cross points for a very serious reason: the image must be in perfect focus because the 36MP will pay you big penalties — especially in pixel shift mode.

In fact, some more experienced reviewer would presume (and even expect) that K-1 must be slower because of the extreme demands which the sensor, and special shooting modes, put on the camera and its AF system.

This is serious science here in K-1, serious photography stuff, and very serious tech that has certain requirements and needs apt minded folks to appreciate and value correctly.

I agree that the "poor AF" label is unfair. The same language was not used for Canon 6D, for example, which has crippled AF unsuitable for sports.

Poor review consistency in terms of language is the problem.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 14:32 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)

AF performance is a puzzle.

K3 can do better than that. I wonder if something was wrong?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 20:15 UTC as 374th comment | 4 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)

I think I would choose a Pentax KS2 over this.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:35 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (120 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I have had a Sony A58 around for a few years and a few A mount lenses acquired from eBay.

Here is the thing, photo gear-snobs, get this - the A58 is actually a fantastic little camera and at the price they fetch, probably the best value camera on the planet.

It has been used as a "family camera". Passed around kids and grand kids, taken to the beach, used at birthday parties, most of the time I do not even know who in my extended family has the camera and what they are doing with it.

And you know what, that little cheap A58 has delivered some of the best photo memories of ANY camera in our ( rather large ) collection. There are prints of kids and family on walls all over the country, taken with that cheap little Sony, and video's too, sitting on people's iPads nationwide.

The A68 is a natural successor to the A58. I would choose this camera in a heartbeat over ANY Canon Rebel.

Dont knock it unless you have experience of it. :)

I agree that most mirrorless cameras have all the benefits of SLT without most of the shortcomings.

But SLT does have many advantages over DSLR. These may either matter to you not. Live View does matter to me, so I prefer a budget SLT over a budget DSLR for the family to use.

The light loss issue is a non issue for most people, frankly. Or it should be. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (120 comments in total)
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Matsu: I didn't believe that Sony would continue to support their A mount. I still don't really think they will, but perhaps I'm wrong...

I think SLT was always an temporary technology until mirrorless AF got better.

Doesn't mean they do not still work well though. And they do. They work great.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (120 comments in total)
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Camera Newton: Sony had a bunch of old parts collecting dust in a warehouse from all the A77II cameras that never sold and some other parts from the old parts bin. So they stuck those 2.7 inch LCDs that were laying around since 2007 on a body with leftover A77II pieces.
In 2008 Sony held more than 13% of the DSLR market. Then they had this crazy SLT idea. Guess what their DSLR/SLT market share is down to now. (hint: a 3 toed sloth could count the percentage points on his toes and have toes left over).

You seem to be strangely attacking me. Why? I don't care about camera brands - I change them all the time. Got Pentax and Nikon too. Given that the A58 isn't in my hands at the moment ( it is currently serving duties in Europe stuffed in a cousins backpack ) I really don't care what happens to it.

When printing to A4 or viewing on an iPad there IS no IQ difference to a A6300, so why spend $1000 on another cam?

Are you stalking me? ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (120 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I have had a Sony A58 around for a few years and a few A mount lenses acquired from eBay.

Here is the thing, photo gear-snobs, get this - the A58 is actually a fantastic little camera and at the price they fetch, probably the best value camera on the planet.

It has been used as a "family camera". Passed around kids and grand kids, taken to the beach, used at birthday parties, most of the time I do not even know who in my extended family has the camera and what they are doing with it.

And you know what, that little cheap A58 has delivered some of the best photo memories of ANY camera in our ( rather large ) collection. There are prints of kids and family on walls all over the country, taken with that cheap little Sony, and video's too, sitting on people's iPads nationwide.

The A68 is a natural successor to the A58. I would choose this camera in a heartbeat over ANY Canon Rebel.

Dont knock it unless you have experience of it. :)

What does it say about me? I don't understand? How can satisfaction that a cheap camera does a great job saying anything about me? Its the only Sony I have at the moment. Im all in on Pentax and Nikon these days other than the Sony - which is currently in Spain I believe with my cousin, judging by the instagram shots I'm seeing :)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (120 comments in total)
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Camera Newton: Sony had a bunch of old parts collecting dust in a warehouse from all the A77II cameras that never sold and some other parts from the old parts bin. So they stuck those 2.7 inch LCDs that were laying around since 2007 on a body with leftover A77II pieces.
In 2008 Sony held more than 13% of the DSLR market. Then they had this crazy SLT idea. Guess what their DSLR/SLT market share is down to now. (hint: a 3 toed sloth could count the percentage points on his toes and have toes left over).

Interestingness & Cameranewton - you are both completely missing the point.

These are cheap cameras. Get lenses on eBay as I did ( e.g. Minolta 24-105 ) and you have all you need for APSC sensor camera with great live view, stills and great video. These little SLT are much easier to use than DSLR. IQ is fine. The SLT "light loss" is a non-issue.
All I know is this. I have multiple cameras -new K-1 and my wife has just got a D500 rig to shoot dog agility. We've got cameras everywhere.
The SLT A58 is a family favourite because it is tough and has good IQ for A4 prints on the wall and for sharp videos on a HD TV.
Granted, the A58 ( or the new A68 ) is never going to impress gear heads like you. But it works. And it is cheap. These SLT's get more use than the old Canon rebels I used to own. People, especially non-photographers, prefer them. No doubt proper mirrorless like 6300 is better, but costs more money. The improvement in IQ isn't noticeable or worth the extra.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
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