AbrasiveReducer

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On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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Nindy: A lot of guys on here are saying that regardless of specs, Canon sell more cameras then anyone else. You know McDonalds sell a lot of Big Macs too

Maybe McDonald's should stop selling Big Macs and start innovating!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 07:17 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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kty: "They have the largest marketshare and make the biggest profit"

This is a miserable excuse for making bad cameras!

They're not in business to make good cameras. Or bad cameras. They're in business to sell cameras, which they do, with far greater success than the innovators.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 07:09 UTC

Well done. I'm not sure why they release and quickly followup with firmware fixes but at least they do.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 06:56 UTC as 13th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (659 comments in total)

I guess, since they already had the M3, it was easy enough to make a few tweaks. This would make it a low investment project, and if it's not popular, easy to drop the price.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 48th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (659 comments in total)
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justmeMN: This is nice for people who don't want an EVF, but external EVFs are an overpriced kludge.

At some point, they'll bundle the EVF so it won't cost extra. Then, it will start to look surprisingly attractive.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:09 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (659 comments in total)

The bad news is that these cameras are boring. The good news is they will ship before the announced date and there won't be backorders. If I was a big retailer, and in a postion to influence customers, these cameras would look good to me.

Now, all they need to do is throw in the viewfinder, or give a rebate to cover the cost of the EVF.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:07 UTC as 128th comment | 3 replies
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MikeFairbanks: It's very difficult to get most consumers to invest in an enthusiast point and shoot when their phones take excellent snapshots.

This leaves the photographers, and they probably aren't a big enough market for this series.

My personal standard is that I want a quality DSLR or mirrorless, and for snapshots: if it doesn't fit in my pocket, I don't want it.

The Canons and Sonys with a 1-inch type sensor can fit in the pocket (except the Canon GX5). Those are great and make a big difference in photo quality. I like those pocket cameras, but even I don't have one anymore (because I rarely used my G9x I sold it).

I use my DSLR and my iPhone. I think phone cameras will continue to improve until the 1-inch type sensor is either somehow worked into the phone or discontinued altogether.

Digital cameras aren't investments. Unless you're investing in eBay. Everyone is a photographer now and with each phone, you're effectively getting a new camera, free.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
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sh10453: In 5 years or so, who will acquire Nikon?
I bet Fuji might be the one.
What do you think?

I think Minolta will acquire Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 21:08 UTC

As a Pen owner, I can tell you its tough to find an outdoor situation that's so absolutely still, you can use high res mode. But when it works, it's impressive.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Given the state of the business, an extraordinary loss isn't that extraordinary. It is an interesting thought; Nikon's ergonomics and image processing with Sony's money behind them....

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 00:27 UTC as 141st comment

Life will go on without the DL but I feel bad for the people who are getting voluntarily retired.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:00 UTC as 245th comment | 2 replies

Shame on you, ThinkTank. Unneccessary straps, unneccessary buckles, huge heavy strap hardware and fabric that looks like the lining of the coin tray in my car. This fine for a showy, boutique bag but TT is known for unobtrusive stuff you can really use.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 05:04 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)
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thx1138: Exactly why I don't care a damn when someone tells us their single copy of a lens is a dud and then proclaim to the world not to buy the rubbish as they must all be duds.

They might not all be duds but quality control could be poor, resulting in lots of duds. And the sample sent for testing, if it comes directly from the distributor will certainly be good. Even then, they can label it "pre-production" in case it got bounced around in the FedEx truck.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Anyone notice a common theme in all the lens testing done, where the problems are?
"Decentering" especially with fast lenses with elements with steep curves. Maybe it's time for mfg's to work on the mounting of these lenses, to create something not so prone to allowing lens decentering? Compensating mountings, or using better materials that can allow for closer contact with the lenses but not allow binding (aluminum and glass have different coefficients of expansion) if temperatures change in use.

That's a great point. Sites that are not prone to rave reviews like Photozone.de, almost always find decentering.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)
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John A A: I'm curious about this "good copy vs bad copy" situation. I don't recall it being a topic of discussion during the days-past of film cameras.

Has anyone done a study of the variation of lens copies. Due to design, manufacturing, shipping, or just that they are delicate instruments which don't get the handling they deserve ?

Modern Photography used to have a line about getting friendly with your camera dealer so could swap lenses if you got a dog but in general, not much is said about this because all parties have a vested interest in the consumer buying and keeping.

At one time, Linhof and Sinar used to do their own inspections, and it's thought provoking when you find a Schneider or even a Zeiss lens with a Linhof engraving, suggesting that even a Geman Zeiss lens was subjected to a second round of tests after leaving the manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 20:26 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)

Required reading, with so many good takeaways. DxO has tried to boil this down to a single number, which is as useful as Dick Clark's Rate-A-Record.

But the desire for convenience goes beyond zoom lenses. Who wants to look at lots of charts and then be forced to admit that lenses vary--or worse, that primes are better than zooms because, for one thing, there is less to go wrong.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 20:18 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

I might just carry this one instead of the 70-200/4 L IS. Neither one is a back breaker, and I wouldn't mind going to 300mm. And it's not white; even better.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 7th comment

I'm afraid that if everyone had easy access to a high quality infrared camera, the world would be flooded with cliche images that would make extreme ultra HDR look tasteful by comparison.

Another consideration is that users might get frustrated since, as everyone here knows, infrared images require tweaking and post processing. Even then, you don't get the 99% success rate people have come to expect from auto-everything cameras. And then there's lens compatibility, since many wide angles perform terribly with infrared. I wouldn't want to write that instruction manual.

Still, if I were a camera manufactuer, I'd consider an infrared feature because they are running out of features to add that are of much use. Sony and Sigma havde already done this (sort of) and Fuji periodically makes "forensic" cameras with IR capbility.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 5th comment

The more people order it, the fewer they will ship. If it's really popular, they won't ship any, ever.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 18:15 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (177 comments in total)
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cirtapfotos: DP..I love you showing all these Ford Pinto's and Chevy Chevette's of the camera world...u done real good.

Pintos and Chevettes were cheap. This camera would be $2000+ today.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 18:10 UTC
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