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On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1644 comments in total)
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telawrence: Ah the curse of the critic, I'll just have to bow to the superior knowledge of all the critics on this site who aren't happy with a camera they've never used or have even seen in action. Without using the camera I'd have to say it has potential. I'll be interested to see how fast the AF is, and how it connects to smart phones(which could be a big bonus for younger buyers). And of course every camera review of a camera that isn't full frame has to have someone comment how it cannot compete with a full frame camera and how their camera is so much better. Canon are heading in the right direction with this. Sure it would be nice to have this cheaper, but in time that will come. Where Canon goes, Nikon follows, so it should be interesting to see if Nikon rush out a model to try and compete, or if they take their time and create something without all the faults.

Only a handful of people have handled this camera and a space is provided for comments, what do you expect?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:49 UTC

If this is any good, it could be a way to keep the camera somewhat light and without the need to carry and change lenses all the time. On the other hand, if its Tamron superzoom quality....

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 9th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1644 comments in total)
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22codfish: So this is the camera for the wimps that complained about weight!

427 grams stripped compared to 1010 grams for a Pentax K-1 full frame. For about a pound more you get ten times the camera.

An extra pound is plenty of additional weight. If somebody wants an SLR, they can get an SL1 which weighs less than the M5, not more--and (sorry), they won't have to worry about the future of the company.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article Video: Canon EOS M5 hands-on (28 comments in total)

"From my own perspective, it's the most interesting EOS M camera Canon has produced." Wow, that's audacious!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:56 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Of course it will come down. But for $1000, I wonder how much better this is than just getting one of their smaller SLRs. Its already a little bigger and heavier than the M3. And guys who want to use it with the adapter will end up with a pretty heavy package.

Well, at least the M lenses are cheap.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:52 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2146 comments in total)

You guys must have had this camera for some time to complete a review so quickly.

DxO not withstanding, this looks like an excellent camera. At last, the lower noise you expect from a full frame camera.

I've never figured out the focusing options on the 5D3 and it hasn't been a problem. I doubt AF on the 5D4 could be even more complex, but I'll bet they tried.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 20:41 UTC as 191st comment
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (97 comments in total)
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photomedium: Goddamn this discussion is boring!

We need Ken Rockwell and Fro to weigh in. But seriously, a huge corporation selling your photos without the photographer's permission is potentially more important than the DxO score of a camera that will be discontinued by Easter.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (97 comments in total)

Ok, anything you find online is in the public domain. De facto, as the lawyers say. This makes sense, because if a thing can be stolen, it will be.

But charging money for something that's available for free, that's pretty low.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 23:10 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

Reason #11 at the end of your article contains the answer. It's the world's most popular camera. It doesn't have to be great, because its a cultural movement. As for the other 10 things, image stabilization should be helpful.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:35 UTC as 120th comment | 1 reply
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Brorjace: 1000 comments. Crazy. So much hate out there.

This is a phone. It doesn't rise to the level of being loved or hated. It's a phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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Dimit: How come a cellphone offering less costs more??? God only and Apple know!

And it chops onions so fast, there's no time to cry!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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livelong: It's the best iPhone ever made

Until next year

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (140 comments in total)

I used the 717 for infrared, via the Nightshot feature. But some nitwits on eBay convinced people Nightshot could be used to take naughty pix, and Sony restricted it to shooting wide open which really spoiled things.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:53 UTC as 58th comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (334 comments in total)

Folks need to know there will be punishment, it is real, and it will happen. Imagine what would happen if texting while driving resulted in lifetime license suspension. Not a "positive" approach but an effective one.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (486 comments in total)

Color does seem a bit subdued. But a consideration that goes back to film is whether users really want accurate color (which, in Seattle, can look pretty dismal in photos) vs. extra-saturated color. Everyone says they want absolute accuracy, but if that was true, Velvia would have been a flop.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 05:46 UTC as 26th comment
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (152 comments in total)
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Mike Oo: Is it not possible to have two sites? DP Review and DP Review Mobile or something like that? I come here for cameras, not phones and their accessories.

If it's so important to have a phone, why not put a keypad on a nice camera? If you get bored during a long exposure, you can text or check the stock market.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (486 comments in total)

Looks like a silver award. "While the 5D4 is capable of outstanding images and incorporates a few new tricks, the competition in this segment is intense and given the price, we expected a bit more."

As a 5D3 owner, does failure to earn the gold concern me? No, because if it's not a significant upgrade, I'll pass. If I see the value (in actual image terms, not DxO ratings) I'll buy, but after rebates or price drops. 5D3 prices have dropped so much, you can buy a spare crop sensor camera with the difference. OK, its an "old" camera. As old as that other antique, the D800.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 05:48 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (486 comments in total)
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noms78: Hmm Im still not convinced. These images were mostly taken at wide apertures and do not look sharp. My 5D3 produces much nicer photos.

You should see the results from the 5D2. And the 5D1...well, you don't wanna know.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
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sh10453: Never underestimate the gorilla.

Canon isn't just in the camera business.
Cameras are not even their big business.

Canon is in the businesses of radiology products, other medical equipment, electronic control systems, optron products, manufacturing / industrial products, machine vision, optoelectrnics, motion control, lithography products, and more.

I'm sure Canon cannot survive, or know how to do business without the advice on how to do their business from trolls on various photography web sites who can't afford even Canon's entry level Rebel cameras.

As one of my professors back in graduate school used to say (or repeat the good old saying):
*** IF YOU CAN'T RUN WITH THE BIG DOGS, STAY ON YOUR PORCH. ***

I think you're confusing sales with fandom. Sales (number of units, making money, etc) is boring. On the other hand, the fact that so many companies continue to develop new cameras for no obvious financial reason is intriguing, as is the technology.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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Mikael Risedal: congratulation Canon, it took you about 8 years to discover/ and fix the read out noise from your sensors , and you are not even close to Sony

Its a shame it took them so long, but maybe Canon was too busy selling cameras to work on catching up to Sony.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
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