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On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1470 comments in total)
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Big Papi: I think this is a great camera, but it puts the a1 in a very good spot. I love my R5's and don't plan on upgrading to the R3 because I'm spoiled with a high MP count. The R5's battery life, card combination and articulating screen are really my only complaints (yes, I prefer a tilt screen). Personally, if I was a professional debating Canon or Sony, I would jump on that a1 like many of my colleagues are doing.

@Big Papi………So they are selling all their Canon stuff for the Sony system or keeping both systems?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 03:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1470 comments in total)
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And-roid: The R3 looks to be a phenomenal camera but, its a big but, Canon's own R5 and Sony 's A1 are far more practical options for most users. The R3 is obviously aimed fairly and squarely at working pro's and extremely serious enthusiasts willing to accept the size/weight premium.
What is obvious though is that Canon doesn't have an answer to the A1, really you need an R3 and R5 and even then they still dont offer, combined, the capability of the A1!! That must surely be infuriating to Canon, insulting even, that they can't compete technically with Sony and are losing/conceding ground. Such is the development period of these products it appears Sony is around 4-5 years ahead currently with the A1, in the fast changing tech market that's surely too far behind for Canon and unless they can miraculously develop an A1 competitor in the very near future will sustain massive detrimental financial impact in these next few years as more users migrate to other platforms.......... eg Sony!!!

Doesn’t put Canon behind based on MP. Faster sensor readout, eh. How about AF?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 02:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 Initial Review (1470 comments in total)
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And-roid: The R3 looks to be a phenomenal camera but, its a big but, Canon's own R5 and Sony 's A1 are far more practical options for most users. The R3 is obviously aimed fairly and squarely at working pro's and extremely serious enthusiasts willing to accept the size/weight premium.
What is obvious though is that Canon doesn't have an answer to the A1, really you need an R3 and R5 and even then they still dont offer, combined, the capability of the A1!! That must surely be infuriating to Canon, insulting even, that they can't compete technically with Sony and are losing/conceding ground. Such is the development period of these products it appears Sony is around 4-5 years ahead currently with the A1, in the fast changing tech market that's surely too far behind for Canon and unless they can miraculously develop an A1 competitor in the very near future will sustain massive detrimental financial impact in these next few years as more users migrate to other platforms.......... eg Sony!!!

Why do folks think Canon is behind? What am I missing? Are their sales below the competition? Are we waiting for the R1 to finally put the nails in the coffin?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 23:43 UTC
On article Closer look: Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM (181 comments in total)
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Jim Hully: Would have been nice to have a lock for the SA dial. And just like the "L" version of the EF 100mm macros, it lacks the front mount for Canon's macro flashes. Why not include the 67mm adapter that is available from Canon as part of the "L" experience?

Another $199 for the tripod mount ring.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 22:36 UTC
On article Closer look: Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM (181 comments in total)
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Jim Hully: Would have been nice to have a lock for the SA dial. And just like the "L" version of the EF 100mm macros, it lacks the front mount for Canon's macro flashes. Why not include the 67mm adapter that is available from Canon as part of the "L" experience?

I believe it does have a SA dial lock. I saw the brief video on this lens on the B&H site.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 15:29 UTC

And here we go!

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 04:15 UTC as 26th comment
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Mssimo: To put things into perspective, apple Now Has Over 1 Billion Active iPhones Worldwide, 1.65 Billion Total active Devices. So that is over 2 cameras and 2 lenses per device and they did it in 13 years.

text on Apple devices. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2021 at 17:16 UTC
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Mssimo: To put things into perspective, apple Now Has Over 1 Billion Active iPhones Worldwide, 1.65 Billion Total active Devices. So that is over 2 cameras and 2 lenses per device and they did it in 13 years.

...AND you can even talk and text on their devices! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2021 at 05:21 UTC
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CanonKen: Even though you would think my username would suggest overwise, I am over the moon about this! Lots of cool things here individually, and better when taken together. Interesting trend we have a high MP, high speed camera.

Hope this finally means some rebates on the R5!

It’s not meant or shouldn’t be to compete with the R5. Let’s see how it will compare/compete to Canon’s rumored R1. Too bad they don’t have competitive lenses to go with it.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 05:20 UTC
On article Photokina is cancelled indefinitely (368 comments in total)

Not surprised Photokina will be closing but sad to hear. I attended WPPI for many years. The last couple of years has been less enjoyable because there were fewer vendors. This last time will probably be the last year I will attend. A lot less vendors, less people and I actually left a day earlier than planned. I wonder if they will close shop.
This was the end of February 2020 and to think Covid-19 was full blown a few weeks later. This was the final straw for me to attend large shows for awhile.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2020 at 05:54 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2964 comments in total)
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Mike Fried: I'm considering upgrading my EOS 5D III... However, it's probably worth waiting until Christmas, as I'm not likely going anywhere worthwhile due to Covid for a long while, and Canon will likely fix the heat issues with a new model that will significantly drop the price of the EOS R5.

New model this year fixing what heat issue? No they won’t.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 14:33 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: Outside of Bluetooth for the iPhone (which, whatever) how is this different from my Gen 1 A1????

I guess the C1 is obsolete now too?

Was the C1 ever “solete” ? Has to be “solete” first to be obsolete. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2020 at 20:56 UTC

This is what a videographer needs to buy and not the R5. Buy the right tool for your profession. Nothing wrong with the R5 for minimal video use though fantastic for still photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2020 at 16:01 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On article Check out the Raws: Canon EOS R5 sample gallery update (236 comments in total)
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Coomer: I hope the new a7IV will have similar improved color science like Canon.

Too bad is mostly about processing skills. I’ll give you a walking to school in the snow story. Using a Hasselblad 503CX many years ago I had to get the shot right or you would be processing corrections forever especially after shooting an event with 300-400 shots vs the 3,000+ you can pick your best shots from now. I can say I’m not the best post processor but sure enjoy the benefits of the new R5. It helps.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2020 at 21:17 UTC
On article Canon RF 600mm F11 real-world samples (387 comments in total)

You are only getting $700 worth of lens or you can pay over 12x more for the big white. Honestly, I would prefer to use my 100-400 with a 1.4x or 2x extender.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2020 at 16:53 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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aquarta: Spend 5K for a Camera that doesn't do 8K

Of course, I didn’t know with your 1st statement you included the lens. It goes up from there as you add stellar RF lenses!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 19:05 UTC
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aquarta: Spend 5K for a Camera that doesn't do 8K

$4,000 not $5,000 or buy another hybrid on the market that shoots 8k for less money. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 15:18 UTC
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Ken1212: Thanks for confirming that the R5/R6 are not professional hybrid cameras. In 2020 we should never pay about $4k plus $$$$ for lenses for a hybrid camera that falls way short of expectations even if it's in video. To claim this is a photo camera first and that's why it heats after 20 minutes and you have to wait for couple hours before getting another 20 minutes is not just ludicrous but insulting to any hybrid shooter. Good luck Canon trying to beat Sony because you are going to need a miracle soon other than the R5/R6.

If I was a professional photographer/videographer and did 60% video I wouldn’t buy a hybrid camera for video use unless my business wasn’t lucrative enough to buy a dedicated video camera.
I have no idea how much lower in price the R5 would be without video functions but I bought it for stills as I did with the 1Dx and paid more than the R5. I never used the video function on the 1Dx and more than enjoyed the 1Dx.
As my testing goes now, the R5 outperforms the original 1Dx so I am happy.
You need to buy a camera that meets your needs and shooting 60% video I wouldn’t think the R5 would be for you.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 00:13 UTC
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steelhead3: Sony keeps making high end stuff and while Canon & Nikon wanted to play, they couldn't resist going back to their roots of low end consumer products.

@io-bg Who are you referring to?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 21:10 UTC
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steelhead3: Sony keeps making high end stuff and while Canon & Nikon wanted to play, they couldn't resist going back to their roots of low end consumer products.

Just to clarify......Canon does not make both “high end stuff” along with lower “priced” consumer products?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 18:53 UTC
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