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On article Manfrotto launches a trio of new center ball heads (38 comments in total)

Still no Arca plate.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 21:45 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1796 comments in total)
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dual12: I've never shot anything at ISO 51,200 and never will. Moreover, even if I did, I wouldn't blow it up to 100%. This analysis is beyond silly.

Someone actually wrote "but since it's there, why wouldn't you want to use it?" And there is the problem. Or the solution seeking a problem. My kitchen has better specs than the neighbors' because I have a fire extinguisher. It's a nice feature to have but I don't plan on using it.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 18:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF10 sample gallery (205 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: The colors are nice and rich - typical Fuji. However, many of us have become accustomed to having a good IS system of some sort (either IBIS or lens-based). As a result - in particular with my getting older - I need IS. If this XF10 had it, I'd jump on it immediately, however, with the Ricoh GR III on the horizon, I will wait for that model. Soooo many choices now-a-days that it can become quite frustrating to be sure.

Word is, the GR 3 will be (like many recent digital wonders) jaw droppingly expensive. So it will be interesting to see how much people will pay for image stabilization. Same for no viewfinder at $900+ It may turn out to be a cult camera, or as hot a seller as the GR 21. (This is a joke; many people have never even seen a GR 21.)

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 02:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF10 sample gallery (205 comments in total)
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mxx: People complain about the lens. I don't see anything much wrong?

Maybe because the X100 costs a lot more and the Coolpix A hasn't been made for a number of years.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 02:34 UTC
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Donald B: my study, our photography club regular members have dropped from 60 to 15 in the last 5 years.

I think Photowalk is a Kelby thing.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 21:46 UTC
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EricWN: If DPR had done some survey itself, we would now have a bit more content to talk about than the rather short summary done by another party. Not sure why we need to be pointed to some research paper we won‘t afford. Its insights will remain a mystery.
And fittingly - the picture on the article doesn‘t even show a camera with interchangeable lenses.

There's no Sony news. Today, anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 21:41 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: ... "study ... is to equip companies ... with critical business planning information." BUT there is no study of current dSLR users consider migrating to FF Mirrorless.

Yes, there is that study but you have to buy those 158 slides PDF presentation ... assuming if there is that study. Because those who are buying the entire study are companies into mirrorless ... and ... maybe ... they bought that information to catch-and-kill.

Sounds like a conspiracy.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 21:39 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (749 comments in total)
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Garug: These cameras are just getting way too complex, all the meny settings, who has time for that?

Check page 496 of the manual. That's where you'll find the program settings. You can never have too many settings!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 17:59 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (749 comments in total)
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Nanospeed1: I have to admit I have a strong respect for Chris - despite being taken to Hawai and hosted there by Canon, he managed to keep a constructive, unbiased attitude. Kudos for that.
Unfortunately it more or less proves my points I have posted recently here:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4324209

Chris is also rising eye brows over the old sensor behind the competition, laggy and unresponsive touch pad and the trouchscreen, sometimes unreliable and not quite impressive AF performance and other AF abilities and hey, suprisingly for some we even have an SD card failure :-)

All in all, certainly not a bad camera, solid construction and real innovations but indeed seems to be rather a beta product on 6D level at the moment and needs to be taken as such IMHO. But I think any demanding photographer will skip this release. However, it is rumored that Canon is releasing a Pro mirorrless R soon - that's where things may really get interesting.

I'm sure Chris is as honest as the day is long and the review of this camera was certainly not favorable. But assuming DPR did not pay for this outing, the proper thing to do would be to decline free trips since it's inappropriate to for someone who writes reviews (with purchase links, no less) to accept gratuities from the supplier.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 17:52 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (749 comments in total)
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RedFox88: So all camera reviews on now will be video? No thanks. I prefer to read my news not watch someone tell it to me!

I vote for video. I want to see those palm trees swaying. Of course there could be video of guys throwing fish at Pike's Market but it wouldn't be the same.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 17:36 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (749 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: This camera is going to be a test of Canon's market dominance. It offers almost no reason for anyone to switch from another brand, so the entire market for it is current Canon users. And, what's in it for them, except the old 5d IV sensor at a lower price and an EVF? No IBIS. Single card slot. Underwhelming video. Expensive lenses.

Just to maintain market share, Canon needs to sell twice as many of these as Nikon does of both Z models. The new Canon R forum gives a clue. It is moving at a snail's pace, compared to the new Nikon Z forum.

The EOS R may be unimpressive but if all it has to offer is the "old" sensor from the 5D4 for much less money, maybe that was the idea.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 17:29 UTC
On article Tamron issues warning about Nikon Z7 compatibility (244 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I think I just heard the sounds of Nikon's engineers giving each other a high-five.

Now, if they could just make an adapter that doesn't work with gray market lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2018 at 00:29 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (749 comments in total)

Hindsight being 20/20 I think we see Canon moving slowly on full frame mirrorless, and then making a half-hearted attempt. I envision a meeting in Tokyo where the person in charge of SLRs says to the EOS R product manager, "I told you so."

Of course EOS R could still turn out to be a strong seller, and if not, they can do big rebates. But compelling users to stick with their perfectly good SLRs is a missed opportunity to move more hardware.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2018 at 17:45 UTC as 103rd comment | 5 replies
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (749 comments in total)
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Rensol: Camera like any other mirrorless.
You can not do anything with this one other cameras can not do.

It's like finding out the newer model of your expensive car performs worse than what you already have, which is working fine. Except you don't have to put money into your current camera just to keep it running.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2018 at 17:30 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (749 comments in total)
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Bob Jameson: Fair review and these guys are brave enough to say what it is, i.e. bad camera, despite them getting a free trip to Hawaii courtesy of Canon solely for the Canon R.

The reality is, this camera will still be a hot seller, perhaps, selling more units over Nikon Z's simply because there are more Canon users who think it is good enough for their needs.

You need to take this a step further and ask "if their products are so terrible, why do they have such a big footprint in camera stores?" If you don't already know, it's easy enough to find out, but you won't find the answers in a camera review.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2018 at 17:25 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review (749 comments in total)
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Yake: As with every article about the new Canon R, Sony fans are doing the heavy lifting in the comments here. Some Nikon fans too.

Leaving comments is not heavy lifting. A Nikon Z with a .095 lens would be heavy lifting.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2018 at 17:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS R first impressions review (1728 comments in total)
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User9362470513: Even for DPR, these posts hit a new low. 99% don't contain any analysis, just carping back and forth and pathetic "my brand's better than your brand!" childish nonsense.

It's not only sad how cameras have become such a battleground of brand fanboys, it's genuinely unpleasant.

For decades, people used Nikon or Canon and it was like Ford or Chevy. A little good natured rivalry but users did not care about other people's choices. Why should they? But add Sony into the mix, and DxO scores and gold awards and this is what you get.

Many features that fans argue over did not even exist until recently. Take something you didn't really need in the first place, and then argue over who does it best.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 22:32 UTC
On article Canon EOS R first impressions review (1728 comments in total)

Some of this might have been avoided with less secrecy and more consumer feedback. If the touchbar doesn't work, this should have been discovered some time ago. IMO, on the back of a camera, all this touch-activated stuff seems like a bad but impressive technology idea. The first thing I do is turn off anything that will be likely be activated by accident. But since it's there, people will want to use it.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 18:03 UTC as 240th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS R first impressions review (1728 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: So... ergonomics... why change something for the sake of change?!

If you're not sold on the idea of changing things just for the sake of change, you might as well give up on software and digital cameras in general.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 17:51 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T3 review (221 comments in total)
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onlyfreeman: Can Chris and Jordan make a video where they read all these comments so we don't have to? Reading is very tiring, I much prefer a video.

You don't have to read the comments if you don't want to. But to summarize, if it's your favorite brand, and the review is favorable, that's an outstanding review. If the review finds serious flaws (highly unlikely, but possible) it's unfair and biased. In short, if you were planning to buy the camera anyway, your choice was a wise one.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 03:31 UTC
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