AbrasiveReducer

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Too bad it's a joke. You could take it to Yosemite and it would just lock up. Point it at Justin Beiber or Miley Cyrus and it would jam and shut down. Try to shoot the Eiffel Tower from underneath? Good luck, pal. Circular star trails? I don't think so....

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 17:07 UTC as 81st comment
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rishikol: One thing is for sure... Sony is serious about taking No. 1 spot in professional photography. With Canon and Nikon equally aggressive it is good time for the customer!

It's a good time for the customer who wants to keep buying and buying cameras. I wish they would increase the ISO, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 16:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (152 comments in total)
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rfsIII: RAW = SLAVERY!

We are many, many years down the path of digital imaging science and a camera like this M3 should be able to produce awesome jpgs without human intervention—RAW should be a distant memory by now.

So why does DPReview shoot in RAW? Why the necessity of all this post processing? Shouldn't part of the money we pay for a camera go to better image processing?

It is time for the camera makers to step up their game and give us photos that are gorgeous straight from the camera so we don't have to waste hours fixing their shortcomings in post.

I like stuff that's easy, too. But I don't know about "no human intervention." We already have more "professional" photographers than there are people. Why? Well, the camera determines the exposure, does the focusing, processes the image optimally and gives instant feedback if you somehow manage to make a mistake.

Of course DPR readers still won't be happy but it's getting to the point where if the subject looks nice, so little skill is needed, it hardly pays to even show up.

I'm exaggerating. A little. But compared to the time, knowledge and effort it took for an amateur to properly expose & process film and make high quality prints, honestly, how much easier can it get?

Pretty soon, they will make cameras that analyze the subject and determine the composition--or let you listen to music or make phone calls while you decide where you want to point the camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 03:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (152 comments in total)

We're these taken by Ken Rockwell? I don't know anyone else who would use a camera like this and test it's quality by shooting jpegs.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 22:38 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (152 comments in total)
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ryan2007: I would like to know the experience of the photographer taking the sample galleries. It is either the camera or photographer, but the results are just not good enough to say save your $1,000. If anyone should be annoyed are is the manufacture themselves if this is not a true representation of any cameras ability.

If these photos were representative of what the camera can do, or if it cost $1000 I would have to agree with you. But they're not and it doesn't.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
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TrimbleGator: Haters still are going to hate. Most of the people who are complaining about this camera don't even own it. I own it! I love it! Now no camera is perfect just ask Nikon's d600😇! Dont get me wrong there is no comparison between the two (7DMII blows it away) but that was a crowning achievement for Nikon wasn't it?

The sense is in comparing something that has a defect with something else that does not. Or at least not a problem serious enough to result in legal action. Has nothing to do with sensor size.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 18:37 UTC

On the Mirrorless Mover (sounds like a Motown record) what happened to the corner on the flap? I suppose it's a handle but it looks like they ran out of material. ThinkTank bags, with or without leather flaps, are great, IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 16:21 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Heavy lifting: Leica S (Type 007) sample gallery (197 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: There is some irony that Leica should be the one to demonstrate medium format is still better.

Yes, but Pentax acknowledged the usefulness of medium format long ago with 67 and 645 whereas a Leica was always a 35mm camera.

There was also a time when Nikon advertised the F as the ideal camera for every task. There was nothing you could not do with the F system. Then they started making view camera lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 04:56 UTC
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nerd2: Here's some facts.

-Iphone 6s still lacks OIS
-Iphone 6s/6s+ has EXACTLY SAME sensor size and optics (which means the same f2.2 aperture)
-Now they crammed 1.5x more pixel into same sized sensor, so now pixel pitch is 1.22um down from 1.5um of IP6

Let's compare this to Samsung GS6.

-f2.2 optics is 34% slower than f1.9 optics of GS6.
-Each pixel is 18% larger (in area) than 1.12um pixels of GS6.
-So GS6's each pixel takes 13% more light than IP6s.
-And GS6 has 33% more pixel count than IP6s.

This simple calculation says that for low light photography, GS6 has theoretical 50% advantage over IP6s. Oh GS6 has OIS too....

No. That's not the reason DPR exists nor is it the reason Amazon bought DPR. The difference between scientific evaluation of images and great images is why DxO information is of such little value to photographers. To statisticians, it's priceless.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
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Promit: Okay, let's get a couple of the common ones out of the way, shall we?

"Canon keeps making a great camera even better."
"Finally Canon is acknowledging that their flagship sports DSLR still needs work."
"Now if only Canon could fix the dynamic range in a firmware update."
"Pointless, just buy a A7R II instead. DSLRs are dead."
"This level of of commitment to pros is why Canon will never lose marketshare to other brands."
"Good to see they're not charging for firmware updates like Panasonic."
"Sony <whatever> is better."
"Nikon <whatever> is better."
"Overpriced camera that still doesn't focus well."
"The best crop DSLR on the market keeps getting better."
"I had a 7D2 and it was the worst camera ever made. Now I shoot with four D810s and thirty thousand dollars of lenses."
"I had a D810 and it was the worst camera ever made. Now I shoot with the 7D2 and only these Canon lenses."
"My iPhone still focuses faster."
"No EVF, no point."
"Nikon needs to release the D400 immediately."

You forgot one. When Fuji corrects a problem: "Thank you Fuji for making a great camera even better!!!" For some reason, this enthusiasm for firmware updates applies only to Fuji.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 19:53 UTC
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krazeyez: So Canon seems to be feeling the heat from some other places and it is trying to future proof itself and assure their customer base that "hey we can do innovation too, look at what can we make up out of thin air".

Smells like desperation to me.

It seems they have difficulty with the digital product cycle. There was a time when you spent a few thousand on a camera and it was all you needed for 5-10 years. It still wasn't an "investment" but it was good value, at least.

Now, Sony makes your camera old in a year and obsolete in two and Canon is having trouble thinking up legitimate reasons for consumers to keep buying. 120 mp files will be great for a cover story in Popular Science, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 18:17 UTC
On article Heavy lifting: Leica S (Type 007) sample gallery (197 comments in total)

There is some irony that Leica should be the one to demonstrate medium format is still better.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 16:17 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
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exapixel: Does that camera have a mirror or not? I don't know whether I'm supposed to mindlessly loathe it or mindlessly defend its ergonomic faults.

Anything, so long as its mindless.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 18:15 UTC

It's a run-up to their expo this month. Typical Canon, following the money, aiming for lucrative industrial and government sales. The way the world is going, security and surveillance are going to be bigger businesses than consumer cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 01:12 UTC as 127th comment | 8 replies

Very cool. And aligning themselves with Google isn't a bad idea either.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 18th comment

They are in a bind because people won't pay for the ink. That's the bottom line. The money's in the ink and people will not pay for OEM ink. DPR readers may, but not the general public.

The reason the printers clog (besides the pigments) is that home users don't use the printers often enough. The reason they don't use the printers often is that the ink is too expensive.

Kodak saw this problem and offered printers with cheaper ink. That worked out great.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 22nd comment
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The Silver Nemesis: Good! But why the 45 mm? Why now?

Because they ran out of ideas for anything else and because Sigma has done well with their Art lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 23:54 UTC
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bernardf12: Good for Tamron to bring fast stabilized primes to the market. I am not aware of any IBIS patents for Canikon, although Nikon may end up sharing with Sony / Olympus.

Stabilized lenses are bigger and more expensive so IBIS is the way to go, as Panasonic and Sony found out recently.

Canikon will now have to play catch-up again.

Maybe Nikon and Canon like the idea that by purchasing one of their lenses you'll get something you usually won't get if you buy a different brand of lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 23:52 UTC
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nerd2: They have impressively short minimum focus distance but way too big and heavy for prime lenses. Nikon 50mm 1.8g is only 185gr, (now old) 35mm f2 is 205gr. And both these lenses weigh around 500gr... no thanks.

VC is cool and all but I don't think anyone really need VC with 1.8 lens with modern FF camera either.

Sorry but a Tamron lens--even one with "new design values" is not a Ferrari. Build quality looks better than typical Tamron and image stabilization is great but does not guarantee image quality. And because they're so easy to make, standard 50/1.8 and 35/2 lenses are generally excellent anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 16:47 UTC
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