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EduPortas: Respectfully Richard, you should make clear at the beginning of the piece that Canon manufactured a press event and invited a bunch of journalists a to present this new camera. That way readers know exactly where you're coming from.

It's very different than saying "I got a chance to shoot with the EOS RP before its launch", which is not a lie, but leaves out valuable information.

This is a growing trend among some media outlets since companies like Canon are spending big bucks in PR and basically everyone can see through the veil by browsing YouTube.

All the well known reviewers are invited, including those on YouTube. It doesn't mean anything. Notice how all these same reviewers were invited to the "R" launch, and that camera was crucified. Just because you're invited doesn't mean you're suddenly obliged to provide a positive review. They were also invited to Nikon and Sony launches. It's how the world works and has been well before the internet.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2019 at 15:32 UTC
On article Canon EOS RP sample gallery (189 comments in total)
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headroom: Copyied a Post in Eosxx /EOS R/ Color reproduction is good, with only 6 colors deviating strongly, five of which are reds. ∆E is consistent and ranges from 10.3 to 10.6 at all ISOs tested. Photo: Automatic white balance is very good, ranging between 0.3 and 0.6 at all ISO s tested from ISO 100 to ISO 12800.Video: Automatic white balance is decent at high ISO  (0.7) but poor at low ISO (1.2). Color reproduction is nearly as good as in still images, with a ∆E of 11.7 at both high and low ISO .Photo: Maximum dynamic range: 14.1 f-stops measured at ISO 800. Dynamic range is more than 10 f-stops at all ISO s from ISO 100 up through ISO 3200. At ISO 100, dynamic range is measured at 10.9 f-stops, at ISO 400 12.9, and at ISO 1600, 11.0. Video: Dynamic range is good in video (9.7 and 9.0 f-stops for low and high ISO , respectively). Automatic white balance is decent at high ISO  (0.7) but poor at low ISO (1.2). Color nearly as good as in still images, with a ∆E of 11.7

@Richard - Wouldn’t know. I don’t test cameras, but supposedly you do. Just as a criminal case will have “experts” with vastly different findings, so too can camera tests, apparently. As a scientist you should understand that. Who’s to say who is right? I just asked the question. No implication was stated. Your snarky response was certainly unnecessary. Defensive much? Also, a larger sensor doesn’t automatically mean better DR, now does it? Case in point, the 6D2 sensor used in this new camera; bested by many smaller sensors in this regard. I checked, up is up and down is down. Gravity still works, Bill Nye.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2019 at 03:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS RP sample gallery (189 comments in total)
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headroom: Copyied a Post in Eosxx /EOS R/ Color reproduction is good, with only 6 colors deviating strongly, five of which are reds. ∆E is consistent and ranges from 10.3 to 10.6 at all ISOs tested. Photo: Automatic white balance is very good, ranging between 0.3 and 0.6 at all ISO s tested from ISO 100 to ISO 12800.Video: Automatic white balance is decent at high ISO  (0.7) but poor at low ISO (1.2). Color reproduction is nearly as good as in still images, with a ∆E of 11.7 at both high and low ISO .Photo: Maximum dynamic range: 14.1 f-stops measured at ISO 800. Dynamic range is more than 10 f-stops at all ISO s from ISO 100 up through ISO 3200. At ISO 100, dynamic range is measured at 10.9 f-stops, at ISO 400 12.9, and at ISO 1600, 11.0. Video: Dynamic range is good in video (9.7 and 9.0 f-stops for low and high ISO , respectively). Automatic white balance is decent at high ISO  (0.7) but poor at low ISO (1.2). Color nearly as good as in still images, with a ∆E of 11.7

So is DPR right or is PDN?

https://www.pdnonline.com/gear/cameras/the-best-still-cameras-for-dynamic-range-ranked/

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2019 at 00:59 UTC
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cirtapfotos: I wonder if Canon will place Sticker Shock $2,300 on their 24-70mm 1.4 ..Like Nikon did?

What's a 24-70 1.4 and who sells one? I want it!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 20:41 UTC
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sts2: I would be very surprised if that 70-200 is an external zoom design.
No idea how they would manage it otherwise, but turning to an external zoom design for the lens that usually takes the greatest beating on the job seems... unwise. Remember that this is the workhorse for photojournalists, sports photogs, wedding photogs etc... people who move around a lot and bump into things.

Making that lens anything other than "one solid part" doesn't seem logical.

The 24-70 2.8 is an extending design and always has been. That may be even more used than the 70-200, and would therefore encounter greater abuse. Should not be an issue.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 20:24 UTC
On article Canon releases firmware update for the EOS R (231 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I think this one is something 'Michael the Maven' on YouTube was talking about?
"Corrects a phenomenon in which horizontal linear noise may occur when using specific lenses together with certain recording image quality settings."

Ummmm, quotes are used when quoting someone, which I wasn’t doing. I was merely using the same words for my own, different, point. This is allowed in the English language and grammatically correct. So I am well aware of when to use them. And how do you know I wasn’t calm? I felt calm while typing, and didn’t even use all caps. See? Calm.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 02:32 UTC
On article Canon releases firmware update for the EOS R (231 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I think this one is something 'Michael the Maven' on YouTube was talking about?
"Corrects a phenomenon in which horizontal linear noise may occur when using specific lenses together with certain recording image quality settings."

You deserve some grief for using grief twice in the same sentence, while also misplacing the grief about a press release that never happened. They released a minor firmware update, while DPR released the info. So if anything, DPR deserves the grief for reporting something so minor. Good grief!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 00:12 UTC
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falconeyes: Whats happening to consumer electronics prices? Shouldn't they decrease over time?

Not only do smartphone prices skyrocket. But system camera prices too. A decent system camera (in the 20MP region) used to be $1000 or less. Seven years ago, the $3000 D800 was an exception but it boosted resolution to a new record. Now, this price range seems moved from 1000-3000$ to 2000-4000$.

At the same time, vendors wonder how sales goes down. Is the capitalist market broken?

And your constant attempt to bash Canon continues, eh T3? The 5DS and 5DSR have absolutely nothing in common with the S1R, except maybe absolute resolution. A much better comparison would be A7R3 and Z 7, which cost $3,198 and $3,397, respectively. How does that pricing compare now? Why would anyone choose the S1R over either of these?

And to respond to the OP, which you failed to do, pricing goes up and follows inflation. All these advancements don't come cheap or free. Look what these cameras can do now. They are the Walmart equivalent to modern day cameras. All in one for cheaper than a combination of both.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 16:34 UTC
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Aroart: Hey Canon wake the f up.. where is your action camera, rugged camera, drone, steadycam gimbal, you want to survive get with the times.. Duel pixel and great color science got you through for a while.. Instead you held back your video specs and are now on the verge of being Kodack...

It’s “dual pixel” and “Kodak”.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 04:58 UTC
On article Review: Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S (931 comments in total)
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Scottelly: It amazes me that Nikon can't make a lens for the Z system that's smaller and better than the 50mm f1.8 G. At least they could have kept it about the same size and weight, but NOOOOOOOO. I am using the 50mm f1.8 G on my D810 right now, and that lens is excellent at f5.6. Nikon COULD have made a lens that's excellent at f4 and very good at f2.8, while keeping it very sharp in the middle at f1.8. That's really all they needed to do. This thing is WAY too big for a compact 50mm lens. What do they plan to do? Are they going to make the 50mm f0.95 and a compact 50mm f2 as well now?

Thanks for the polite response and sorry if I came across like a $#!@.

And the way people comment here it would seem that lenses don't matter, only the camera body, which as we both seem to agree, is utter nonsense. However, the OP seemed to be upset with Nikon offerings, and suggesting a different brand, which would require a complete system switch, did not seem to fit this particular person.

Comparing lenses can be fun, but it's really only useful to very few (IE: new users or those willing to sell off everything they own to switch). That second one requires one hell of an argument and some spectacular lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2019 at 16:10 UTC
On article Review: Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S (931 comments in total)
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Scottelly: It amazes me that Nikon can't make a lens for the Z system that's smaller and better than the 50mm f1.8 G. At least they could have kept it about the same size and weight, but NOOOOOOOO. I am using the 50mm f1.8 G on my D810 right now, and that lens is excellent at f5.6. Nikon COULD have made a lens that's excellent at f4 and very good at f2.8, while keeping it very sharp in the middle at f1.8. That's really all they needed to do. This thing is WAY too big for a compact 50mm lens. What do they plan to do? Are they going to make the 50mm f0.95 and a compact 50mm f2 as well now?

@panther fan - why would anyone with a Nikon camera be searching for that lens? Your constant effort to interject Sony into every post is beyond pathetic. Stick to the script.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2019 at 15:54 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony a9 with beta firmware 5.0 (491 comments in total)
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ttran88: I'm still waiting for Nikon and Canon to get serious with MILC.....

BBT (easier to type) - are you saying Canon is inferior in image quality or the other areas? If other, which specifically? Also, I’ve noticed it’s superior in other areas, which again supports why scores are important.

And no offense, but you seem to be of the mindset, like many others, that all cameras must be capable of the same things and cost the same too. This lacks a grasp with reality in the real world, but matches the new philosophy that follows the Walmart thinking (IE: you need a camera that does everything and costs nothing). Perhaps you need to think outside your comfort zone and realize that not all things fit this mold. Cameras used to be specialized for the task, but now they all must have 100 MP, 20 stops of DR, shoot 30 FPS and perfect 4K 60P. I wonder if 1% of people that demand these specs actually use them.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2019 at 21:35 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony a9 with beta firmware 5.0 (491 comments in total)
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ttran88: I'm still waiting for Nikon and Canon to get serious with MILC.....

While I understand your point, entoman, if the scores are of limited value, why have them? The fact is that many readers of this site quote scores and the color of the metal when it favors their choice, but dismiss them when it starts to work against them. The three top posters in this thread are guilty of this as often as they breathe air. But I digress. Scores are the only way to even things out in the wash. It levels things when cameras exceed or fall short of each other when compared. If they didn’t matter, why is Canon lambasted for the 79 given the R? Coincidentally the M50 also received a 79 yet is regularly praised and even more often used in the land of the YouTube creator.

And BlueBomberTurbo, shouldn’t the heaviest weighting be on image quality? Seems logical to me in a camera review. It’s one of the main reasons your Sony’s are rated so well.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2019 at 21:08 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony a9 with beta firmware 5.0 (491 comments in total)
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ttran88: I'm still waiting for Nikon and Canon to get serious with MILC.....

I wasn't actually replying to you, barrym1966, but since you opened the door....

If you just reference this site (not my favorite choice) they give the A7III and A7RIII scores of 89 and 90 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, the Z 6 and Z 7 received scores of 88 and 89 percent. If that 1 percent difference is enough to convince you they are that inferior, you have an odd way of thinking.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2019 at 17:48 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony a9 with beta firmware 5.0 (491 comments in total)
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ttran88: I'm still waiting for Nikon and Canon to get serious with MILC.....

If left alone, you two half-brains would be dangerous. But when you pare up to form one whole brain, you compliment each other nicely. You should team up more often.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2019 at 17:26 UTC
On article LIVE from Sony launch event in San Diego (220 comments in total)
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PPierre: And... no lens ! I'm happy I have left the APS-C bandwagon long ago. Nice bodies, but Sony really ain't serious about this market.

Very true, but who's the adult and who's the child?

I'm following the post, while you're going off topic.

I'm stating fact, while you're stating opinion.

And now you're taking your ball and going home.

Yep, the conversation is only half written by an adult all right.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 16:49 UTC
On article LIVE from Sony launch event in San Diego (220 comments in total)
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PPierre: And... no lens ! I'm happy I have left the APS-C bandwagon long ago. Nice bodies, but Sony really ain't serious about this market.

Your comment: “it looks to me like sony is more serious about crop than canikon ever was.”

Sony cannot be “more serious” based on third party production. Sony can only be “more serious” based on their own, which 13 lenses doesn’t support.

You’re getting sidetracked and making the post about whatever you see fit, while completely ignoring what was posted.......Sony brand lenses.

And power zoom? Really? Come on! And yeah, I’d say Fuji is commited to aps-c when that’s basically all they make, not counting the medium format. Hype or not, it’s fact, which you seem to ignore.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 05:59 UTC
On article LIVE from Sony launch event in San Diego (220 comments in total)
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PPierre: And... no lens ! I'm happy I have left the APS-C bandwagon long ago. Nice bodies, but Sony really ain't serious about this market.

I’m not sure how you don’t understand nor why you keep deflecting, but you’re missing the point. The OP noted no lens announcement by SONY, which makes sense since it’s their announcement. How does other manufacturers making lenses remotely show SONY’s commitment to the mount? By making more cameras?

Canon and Nikon had no commitment to their aps-c mounts as well, yet by your logic they did because they kept making cameras which lens makers were happy to attach their third party lenses to. In fact, no one but Fuji is actually commited to the mount.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 03:27 UTC
On article LIVE from Sony launch event in San Diego (220 comments in total)
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PPierre: And... no lens ! I'm happy I have left the APS-C bandwagon long ago. Nice bodies, but Sony really ain't serious about this market.

Of those 95 only 15 are made by SONY, and 3 are 18-200’s, meaning SONY makes 13 different lenses specific to the mount. This validates the OP’s comment.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 00:02 UTC
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panther fan: Well you need at least a 120MP camera if you want 33MP 8k with a 2X crop.

So high res EOS R confirmed? ;)

@The Fat Fish - I wonder if you even realize that both the Z7 and A7R3 both shoot 4K with a 1.5x crop? And while you can shoot without, both then rely on pixel binning. Both of these are bad according to you (crippling or holding back), yet we can always find you bashing Canon, the brand you supposedly use. I call BS.

Additionally, whether cropping, line skipping, pixel binning or oversampling, each version has its issues. Of those, cropping is the only method that doesn’t lead to overheating, even though it has others.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2019 at 01:57 UTC
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