jrkliny

jrkliny

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I will gladly help out. I have been waiting to get a replacement for my T6s that was killed by water from Beehive Geyser in Yellowstone. I am hoping for a 90D if that rumor is true. Anyway, I have been waiting and waiting and waiting....

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 20:57 UTC as 183rd comment | 4 replies

I thought this was the Digital Photography Review......

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2019 at 18:26 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article Widen your window: a message to landscape photographers (240 comments in total)
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jrkliny: Every time I see another landscape shot into the setting sun, I about barf. I call it shock and awe photography. Please as landscape photographers, we need to learn how to capture the world around us without just shooting sunsets. In addition not every picture has to be taken during "golden hour". There is a whole world of beauty and interest that occurs during the other 20 some hours of the day and night.

The general public also likes garish HDR. The general public also likes music from semi-nude women gyrating on the stage. The general public cannot tell the difference between fake news and real news and thinks we are haunted by UFOs and thinks the government is capable of maintaining conspiracies. Fortunately I am retired and do not need to sell my art and photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:19 UTC
On article Widen your window: a message to landscape photographers (240 comments in total)

Every time I see another landscape shot into the setting sun, I about barf. I call it shock and awe photography. Please as landscape photographers, we need to learn how to capture the world around us without just shooting sunsets. In addition not every picture has to be taken during "golden hour". There is a whole world of beauty and interest that occurs during the other 20 some hours of the day and night.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 15:05 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
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jrkliny: Canon can blame poor sales on a decline in worldwide demand. Canon should fire whoever is in charge of imaging sales. Demand will remain down if there is all but no innovation and development of new products. DSLR and compact cameras are looking out of date, dead, flat, dull technology.

Actually the 1DX serves as a great example of what is wrong with Canon. The top of the line, $4500, professional camera is now 3 years old and way out of date. The sensor is an embarrassment with 18 mp and low dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 13:20 UTC
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jrkliny: Canon can blame poor sales on a decline in worldwide demand. Canon should fire whoever is in charge of imaging sales. Demand will remain down if there is all but no innovation and development of new products. DSLR and compact cameras are looking out of date, dead, flat, dull technology.

Those are indeed mundane sounding features. People expect to be able to have basic performance such as autofocus. The battery life on my current camera is no better than 5 years ago and the battery will not last all day especially with use of flash. The buttons and controls are a long way from perfect. It is impossible or nearly impossible to adjust eV on my T6s while looking through the viewfinder. That is a definite step backwards and poor design. My viewfinder will not work for night or low light photography. Lenses....wow, who wants to spend a fortunate on an assortment of heavy and inconvenient lenses.

In any case this is again just expected performance. Canon has not given us anything special in a long time.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 01:21 UTC

Canon can blame poor sales on a decline in worldwide demand. Canon should fire whoever is in charge of imaging sales. Demand will remain down if there is all but no innovation and development of new products. DSLR and compact cameras are looking out of date, dead, flat, dull technology.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 04:51 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (453 comments in total)
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IchiroCameraGuy: As much as people make fun it will hang in just fine with all other APSC and best all m4/3 in real photos...all day long - with good features for an ergonomic DSLR at it's price range. I understand it's a type of sport to go after Canon though.

This NOT an ergonomic DSLR. The controls are horrid compared with my T3i. First the on switch includes a position for movie mode. It is very difficult to turn my T6s on without hitting the movie mode. It is also very difficult to use the lower dial. It is needed for eV adjustments so there is no choice. To use the lower dial downward pressure is needed and that activates the rockers and brings up unintended control settings. Bad, bad design and poor ergonomics.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 16:06 UTC

Several years ago cameras were getting better with every new model. That all but stopped about 2011 which is when camera and DSLR sales started to drop at a rapid rate. Everyone wanted the new technology. Now one camera is pretty much the same as another and there is not much reason to buy a new camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:10 UTC as 197th comment
On article Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear (154 comments in total)
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jrkliny: Counterfeits and fakes are clearly an issue especially if the buyer is fooled and thinks they are buying a Canon product. Otherwise I am really happy to see competitors enter the camera accessory market. I have bought high quality batteries and lenses hoods that were not OEM. They have performed well. I am looking forward to the day when Chinese manufacturers seriously enter the camera market. The Japanese makers, especially Canon, seem to have become bloated, offering high priced items with only very slow additions and improvements. Camera-Japan could use some serious competition.

So it is interesting to see how the wheel turns. Post WWII, Japan made lots of cheap copies of products from other countries. Now some of the other Asian countries are doing the same. There is a difference this time. China is already the world's most advanced manufacturer with plenty of robotic and other high tech companies. They have huge numbers of highly educated engineers and other technicians.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 15:58 UTC
On article Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear (154 comments in total)

Counterfeits and fakes are clearly an issue especially if the buyer is fooled and thinks they are buying a Canon product. Otherwise I am really happy to see competitors enter the camera accessory market. I have bought high quality batteries and lenses hoods that were not OEM. They have performed well. I am looking forward to the day when Chinese manufacturers seriously enter the camera market. The Japanese makers, especially Canon, seem to have become bloated, offering high priced items with only very slow additions and improvements. Camera-Japan could use some serious competition.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 13:22 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (308 comments in total)
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Yehuda_: 'boring' and 'meh' come to mind

Truly, I don't understand why people keep buying these overrated outdated pieces of junk when you can get a great mirrorless for the same price.

I'm not even getting into the discussion about how a great premium compact (like the Panasonic LX100 or one of the Sony RX100's) with an excellent sensor and sharp and fast lens can outgun an entry-level Canon (or Nikon etc.) + kit lens in most anything. Oh, those kit lenses, with their slow apertures and not wide enough focal length (~29mm in full frame, for Canon)... boring is beyond what I think of them.

The Sony RX100III does remarkably well under low light conditions. The results are impressive and as good or better than I can get with my T3i. That is about it. Overall image quality is good but not better. Jpegs seem to have a cellphone look to them.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (308 comments in total)
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Yehuda_: 'boring' and 'meh' come to mind

Truly, I don't understand why people keep buying these overrated outdated pieces of junk when you can get a great mirrorless for the same price.

I'm not even getting into the discussion about how a great premium compact (like the Panasonic LX100 or one of the Sony RX100's) with an excellent sensor and sharp and fast lens can outgun an entry-level Canon (or Nikon etc.) + kit lens in most anything. Oh, those kit lenses, with their slow apertures and not wide enough focal length (~29mm in full frame, for Canon)... boring is beyond what I think of them.

I have a Sony RX100III. Believe me it does not even come close to beating my old Canon T3i....even if I restrict the T3i by only using the cheapest kit lens.

The Sony is light and small and convenient. It is also very limited and cost me more than the T6s.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (453 comments in total)
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marlonbridges: I think entry level DSLR's still make a lot of sense for many people, but one thing I can't wrap my head around is why you'd release a DSLR that leaves the buyer without a way to MFA their lenses. The tolerance range on mass produced items - even tightly QC'd ones like camera bodies and lenses - means that you're eventually *going* to need to do some fine tuning. I could not in good conscience recommend a camera without this feature to anyone, especially with so many compelling options from competitors available.

So far I have owned 5 camera bodies and 10 lenses without need for microadjust. I guess that day will eventually come and I will need to return a camera or lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (453 comments in total)
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topstuff: For the love of God, Canon, please be brave and make steps to lead the market. Dream to offer more. Take customers on a journey toward new tech, a new approach.

These black plastic lumps with their dials and dark tunnel for an OVF and poor live view, are simply unattractive to the new generation.

Hundreds of thousands of these will be sold to people who think they want a "proper camera". Hundreds of thousands of them won't get used much and end up on ebay or lost in a cupboard because the user reverts to taking pictures with their iPhone.

Come on Canon ! Try leading the market rather than just following. Take some risks. Photography as we know it is dying out and you aren't doing much to help .

Personally I think the bulky costly full frames could be phased out or for serious pro use only. I would like to better and more sophisticated cameras with APS-C sensors. The 7DIII is a good example, but again, Canon is so far behind on sensor development and the 7DIII remains a limited camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 16:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (453 comments in total)
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topstuff: For the love of God, Canon, please be brave and make steps to lead the market. Dream to offer more. Take customers on a journey toward new tech, a new approach.

These black plastic lumps with their dials and dark tunnel for an OVF and poor live view, are simply unattractive to the new generation.

Hundreds of thousands of these will be sold to people who think they want a "proper camera". Hundreds of thousands of them won't get used much and end up on ebay or lost in a cupboard because the user reverts to taking pictures with their iPhone.

Come on Canon ! Try leading the market rather than just following. Take some risks. Photography as we know it is dying out and you aren't doing much to help .

I would disagree about the market moving to full frame. Smaller, lighter cameras seem to be way more popular. That is especially true since image quality for smaller sensor cameras has continued to improve.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 12:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (453 comments in total)
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John Usa: WARNING:
This is just a friendly and helpful warning for anyone considering buying the new T6i and T6s models to please read this so you will not experience any possible headaches:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2886594945/canon-issues-product-advisory-for-rebel-t6i-t6s

I currently use a T3i with lots of mileage and my go to lens is the 15-85. I bought the T6s/18-135 combo. I have posted some comments on this page a couple of days ago. I have also posted some brief user comments on the appropriate DPR Canon gear forum. For my unit, AF is excellent with almost always quick and perfect focusing and no need for microadjust with any of my lenses. The biggest issue with this camera is the out of date (but acceptable) dynamic range. I just found a powerful solution. I will be using DPP software to pull details from the shadows and to retain the sharpness of the details while killing the noise. I am very impressed with the performance of DPP in this regard. It outdoes anything from Adobe by a wide margin.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 16:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (453 comments in total)
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John Usa: WARNING:
This is just a friendly and helpful warning for anyone considering buying the new T6i and T6s models to please read this so you will not experience any possible headaches:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2886594945/canon-issues-product-advisory-for-rebel-t6i-t6s

I already bought mine and it has no problems. I bought from B&H. Their catalog listing mentioned that they did not have any of the affected units.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (453 comments in total)
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John Usa: My personal opinion, and you may differ on this, I would buy the T6s with the 2 kit lens, the 18-135 STM & and the 55-250 STM, as I think they offer the best value, if they were selling for a lot less as this camera is still cheaply made and not that robust.
The new LP-E17 battery is a joke and a huge disappointment. It should have had more power and much longer life.
Are you listening Canon?

The battery for my T3i has the same 440 shot rating. I can shoot a lot all day and rarely need to put in a replacement battery. I rarely use the on camera flash, so I can get way more than 440 shots on a battery charge. More would be better but the current battery is fine for my needs.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (453 comments in total)
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topstuff: For the love of God, Canon, please be brave and make steps to lead the market. Dream to offer more. Take customers on a journey toward new tech, a new approach.

These black plastic lumps with their dials and dark tunnel for an OVF and poor live view, are simply unattractive to the new generation.

Hundreds of thousands of these will be sold to people who think they want a "proper camera". Hundreds of thousands of them won't get used much and end up on ebay or lost in a cupboard because the user reverts to taking pictures with their iPhone.

Come on Canon ! Try leading the market rather than just following. Take some risks. Photography as we know it is dying out and you aren't doing much to help .

I agree Canon needs to get moving and come up with some trend setting advancements. Up until about 5 years ago cameras were advancing at a rapid rate. Since then improvements have been slow and DSLR cameras are no longer hot items. The general public has or is rapidly losing interest.
BTW, I do not agree about the "dark" tunnel. The viewfinder on my T6s seems brighter than the one on my T3i even though the magnification is supposed to be slightly less.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
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