Dylthedog

Lives in United Kingdom Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Joined on Jan 5, 2006

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I agree Barney. I've a full frame Canon system and an M43 system for when I want light, plus an RX1 rII when I want that sort of thing.

This camera does nothing to make me want to swap my M43 for a Canon M. Higher resolution? Yes. Dual pixel AF? Yes.

That's it as far as I can see, but that isn't worth giving up the range (and growing) lens choice I have with M43. Or the hit of selling what I have.

Canon have turned into a 'milk the market we have with incremental change' kind of company, a bit like Apple. The trouble is I don't think that's a strategy many companies can pull off; it might work for a while I guess. Long term, I doubt it the speed things move these days, so let's hope they re-introduce the 'innovative' approach again.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 15:11 UTC as 278th comment | 3 replies
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Sacher Khoudari: Does anyone know why they didn't manage to make it water resistant without removing the headphone jack? Sony did, my Xperia tablet still has a headphone jack and I can submerge it.

The headphone jack has nothing to do with water resistance... Apple did that for other reasons, mainly cash I suspect so they could get license fees from 3rd parties using Lightening connectors.

I don't doubt that there was some hate of cables that played a part too. Though why anyone would want to compress their already strangled music even further to get it to wireless earphones is a mystery...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 08:43 UTC
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wtang: Why is there a need for an news article like this to "sell" people on the new iPhone 7? There hasn't been a similar article to try to and "sell" people on the merits of any other smartphone. Why does the iPhone 7 need and get this kind of editorial promotion/marketing? Just genuinely curious.

@wtang at 15% market share, there are plenty of folks who just don't care. I think that Barney's point is that whether you care or not, and for whatever reason, the iPhone has more market influence than any other phone.

And not just in the phone market...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 07:57 UTC
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Simon Stanmore: A 'professionals' perspective... This 'phone' is everything I suspect 95%+ of DPReview's readership actually needs to realise their 'ideal' images.

Dont forget cat pictures. Brick walls and cat pictures.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 07:45 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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Dylthedog: The camera looks interesting (for a phone) but losing the headphone jack is crazy.

How do I now use my £250 headphones and charge the phone? Buy some wireless ones instead, that I won't be able to use on a plane?

Android just became attractive to me for the first time, for a reason I'd never have expected.

I think this will be the first time in history that being out by 3.5mm will cost a company $1B.

@exit10 - I don't fancy take a dock on a train or plane thanks ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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Dylthedog: The camera looks interesting (for a phone) but losing the headphone jack is crazy.

How do I now use my £250 headphones and charge the phone? Buy some wireless ones instead, that I won't be able to use on a plane?

Android just became attractive to me for the first time, for a reason I'd never have expected.

I think this will be the first time in history that being out by 3.5mm will cost a company $1B.

@ttran88 - nope, it means lost a $700 sale.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 08:15 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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Dylthedog: The camera looks interesting (for a phone) but losing the headphone jack is crazy.

How do I now use my £250 headphones and charge the phone? Buy some wireless ones instead, that I won't be able to use on a plane?

Android just became attractive to me for the first time, for a reason I'd never have expected.

I think this will be the first time in history that being out by 3.5mm will cost a company $1B.

An adapter is included - for once. Doesn't make it a good idea though.

Show me a MacBook user and I'll show a person with a little bag full of adapters; Sir Johnny loves to make the hardware itself look great but at the expense of practicality.

Expanding this philosophy to the iPhone is folly.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 08:11 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)

The camera looks interesting (for a phone) but losing the headphone jack is crazy.

How do I now use my £250 headphones and charge the phone? Buy some wireless ones instead, that I won't be able to use on a plane?

Android just became attractive to me for the first time, for a reason I'd never have expected.

I think this will be the first time in history that being out by 3.5mm will cost a company $1B.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 07:14 UTC as 95th comment | 13 replies
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Dylthedog: Like others I really want to see a 5DIII on the comparison list... come on DPR! :-)

Thanks Rishi - looking forward to it after seeing the latest real world samples

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
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Dylthedog: Like others I really want to see a 5DIII on the comparison list... come on DPR! :-)

Ah, thanks Rishi. I did miss that :-)

It's not quite the same though; I still like the to see the 5DIII on the first page list.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 09:07 UTC

Like others I really want to see a 5DIII on the comparison list... come on DPR! :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 18:12 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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new boyz: So finally (some really die-hard) Canon (fanatic) users will agree that more dynamic range is a good thing. Same thing happened when Nikon released the D800, people who otherwise oppose high MP sensor suddenly changed their opinion. This kind of behavior is fun to see.

I've never been ashamed (as a Canon user, amongst other things) that more DR is a good thing and I've been waiting for this for quite a while.

When I started with DSLR's Canon was the undisputed leader in sensors and I built a systems based on that (I shot Oly with film) which in the last five years I've been regretting to some degree. Times change, and technology changes faster these days. The challenge for Canon is that I've found new toys while they've been lacking.

Will I get a MKIV? Not sure. As an owner of every iteration of the 5D, for once I'll be waiting for prices to soften. And I may not jump at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)

I can't quite see anyone taking this to the moon.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know (185 comments in total)
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mariuss: "4K recording is only possible in the highly inefficient Motion JPEG format, but according to Canon, this is deliberate, as it offers easy stills extraction from a 4K timeline"
Who is Canon to think what is best for us???
Next time when you take an interview from Canon, please tell them to make more marketing research. They should listen more carefully ... otherwise we will listen our heart but follow our mind ... buying more Sony :)

@DWinter - I agree 'you pays your money and takes your choice'. Choice is good.

But for a few folks around here your comment would more accurately be 'I invested a ton of money in a burger chain and now it's selling seafood...' etc.

See what I mean?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
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PanchoVilla: Poor Canon and Nikon, they're battling it out for scraps while Sony takes the bulk of the market. It's sad seeing these once great companies slowly go down the path of extinction!

Sony doesn't play in this market.

They are doing OK in the consumer market, but good luck spotting Sony's at the Olympics in the press area.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 18:38 UTC

This would kill the sales of iPhones, they would be mad to implement it.

And after their stance on encryption with the US government, I find this counter to freedom in many ways.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I've been using Mac for 7 years now and to this day never use iPhoto. I tried it for 10 mins years ago and was turned off by the fact it doesn't allow you to determine your own folder structure. No, Apple...you do not know better than me how to organize my own workflow.

That gazelle comment made me laugh. No different for any OS though TBH; Microsoft stuff is worse for it in many ways...

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 07:32 UTC
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I've been using Mac for 7 years now and to this day never use iPhoto. I tried it for 10 mins years ago and was turned off by the fact it doesn't allow you to determine your own folder structure. No, Apple...you do not know better than me how to organize my own workflow.

I feel the same way, I leave my casual phone photos in there and use Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
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Dylthedog: I'd be interested to know why the move from Canon in 2008. Today I could perfectly understand it, but back then the current state was about 180 in the other direction.

Honest question, idle curiosity only.

Interesting, thanks. I forgot the 1D mkIII was APS-H.

Never been 1D Mkx or Dx user but I do remember the focus bugs in the 1DmkIII now that you mention it.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 09:22 UTC

I'd be interested to know why the move from Canon in 2008. Today I could perfectly understand it, but back then the current state was about 180 in the other direction.

Honest question, idle curiosity only.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 18:37 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
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