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On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.0 now available (29 comments in total)
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bugbait: As usual Canon DSLR updates come from Magic-Lantern volunteer group. At least tey could supply them with free donuts and soda pop.

I should say I plan to buy the 7D II as an upgrade from the 7D is worth it for the improved AF. But this update-fix is a real yawn-disappointment. I would still rather tether with DSLR Controller app as wired will always be a smoother more responsive workflow.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.0 now available (29 comments in total)

As usual Canon DSLR updates come from Magic-Lantern volunteer group. At least tey could supply them with free donuts and soda pop.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 20:09 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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bugbait: Most of the time I can't be bothered to click through 10 etc snippets of of information. It has always been annoying.

Anybody else usually just use the subject to find proper articles from other publishers to read. The content is not always shallow sometimes quite usefull in these DPR slideshows, (very old hat slideshows 1950s 1060s thinking.) But tremendouly frustraiting because of the lost marketing and educational potential.

The forums are very useful but for months at a time I never even look at the RSS feed of homepage content because most of the time itt leads to this type of format.

It seems apparent and logical that the majority of DPR reader do like the slide shows. If DPR is the only site you devote your gear reading the slide shows are better than nothing.

Some of us will always read content from multiple publishers several times a week, and we may be more picky as we get the strengths of all of them and can more easily dismiss what is not efficient to our prefered information absorbtion.

I wouldn't think page click revenue would be as important to DPR as other sites as Amazon (parent company) purchases through available pricing on most all of the site would be more profitable.

Indeed I read books all the time and rarely turn the page because the vast majority are digital versions and let the software read it to me. Even on DPR and other sites I just copy the entire content into a text reader and let the computer voice it out, repeatedly if complex and I want multiple passes to better absorb.

I'll devote any more on this in the site feedback forum.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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bugbait: Most of the time I can't be bothered to click through 10 etc snippets of of information. It has always been annoying.

Anybody else usually just use the subject to find proper articles from other publishers to read. The content is not always shallow sometimes quite usefull in these DPR slideshows, (very old hat slideshows 1950s 1060s thinking.) But tremendouly frustraiting because of the lost marketing and educational potential.

The forums are very useful but for months at a time I never even look at the RSS feed of homepage content because most of the time itt leads to this type of format.

I took the time because I would rather DPR be even more successful, also I gave my time to copy the text into a site feedback forum. The slideshows seem to be going on for years and I addressed this this one time, I doubt I am the only one annoyed by this but most people I would think wouldn't bother with giving their critisisim. Most might just use the forum and dismiss the articles, or the pointless article highlight "Click here for the real article." I guess you prefer the slideshows.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)

Most of the time I can't be bothered to click through 10 etc snippets of of information. It has always been annoying.

Anybody else usually just use the subject to find proper articles from other publishers to read. The content is not always shallow sometimes quite usefull in these DPR slideshows, (very old hat slideshows 1950s 1060s thinking.) But tremendouly frustraiting because of the lost marketing and educational potential.

The forums are very useful but for months at a time I never even look at the RSS feed of homepage content because most of the time itt leads to this type of format.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:36 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies

Well spoken Richard Butler. Yet for perhaps the majority of us this is already Well understood. I have almost never found DPR reviews too far off the mark for any camera model or brand. And I gauge this by comparisons with reviews elsewhere including customers on Amazon and B&H.

But it is important to realize I get the final decision points resolved by getting experienced answers to specific aspects of the camera and lens models I have selected as my most likely next acquisition from forum members. The majority of the forum post I read are honestly trying and most often are indeed helpful. And of course I try to offer the same. Indeed researching some less likely purchases are even quite entertaining as the balance of feature performance within camera systems is so varied.

It is easy enough to glance past the trollistic or obviously ignorant post and get to the helpful postings. There are many members who are always helpful.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 20:04 UTC as 112th comment
On photo Cali in the Artistic Pregnancy challenge (7 comments in total)

Lovely lady of course, and I wish her all the best.

I like the choice and careful selection, placement and textures of both pieces of clothing. I might of used PS to balance the lighting below the left arm, if not use an additional light. But of course you wouldn't want to fuss with lighting too long for the comfort of the model. All in all a great job. Congratulations to the model and the photographer.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 17:32 UTC as 6th comment
On photo An orb of spinning light sticks in the Those wonderful orbs (Light Painting) challenge (2 comments in total)

Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 20:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Indecision in the The fridge is watching you! challenge (6 comments in total)

First and foremost your picture "Indecision" is FUN. Then I notice the colors - they are wonderful, and technically this is a terrific image. And finally I appreciate the confident modeling and depth into the subject. Bravo.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 04:11 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Granny Loves Theo in the Woman in black and white challenge (13 comments in total)

This is one of the most amazing images I have ever had the privilege of seeing. Thank you Ralthefish, thank you very much.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 00:11 UTC as 6th comment
On article Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory (194 comments in total)

Sure I wish there was a way to load them all at one vs 32 clicks. But a large percentage of folks in the USA and the world in general have slow internet connections. loading all the images in one page can be frustrating for them. Not that much bother for me.

Great article and truly descriptive instead of just a few beauty shots we find in some lens manufacturing articles. Thanks Barney. And it is an Olympus EM5-II he was shooting.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 23:17 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)

I very much appreciate this type of article. Negative points from professionals about a camera with so much hype as this camera is very useful. Because even if her/his disliked feature or lacking feature isn't immediately relevant to my photography, it might be in the future or should be right now.

I would like to see percentage of improvements in focusing acquisitions in the in depth review, in comparison to 70D, 7D I, 5D III. Along with the obvious DR, ISO ramp, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 143rd comment

Brilliant, I am sure many of us wondered when and if they would get something like this in place. Rock on and thank you LensRentals!

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 19:34 UTC as 30th comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) (268 comments in total)

Great news you will have some content from a pro sports photographer. I wish you you could put the camera in the hands of a competent birding photographer, doing burst of even chickadees in the bush, and post a link to the RAWs.

I have been using the Show Focus Points plugin for Lightroom and would look forward to applying that to sample birding burst series. It wouldn't need to be of eagles, just back yard songbirds with a 55-250STM or 300mm f/4L or 400mm f/5.6L. That is what the majority of us shoot with a 7D type camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 20:22 UTC as 84th comment

I hope you didn't let him leave the building with the camera. We want to see the the ISO range. And I'll give you an extra dollar if you use the old scene instead of the new one.

I appreciate the ethnic diversity of the new chart, but the images are poor and blown out in places. Also I feel there is a lack of shadow content on the new scene.

The reviews are usually very well written though. Thanks for all the efforts.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 02:51 UTC as 18th comment
On article Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses (139 comments in total)

The 300mm f/4L and 400 f5.6L are the only lenses I am currently considering buying new. So no joy for this nature enthusiast.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:44 UTC as 50th comment
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TangoMan: Why are the photos so small? 442x448 pixels for the first one. That is 9.5% of my monitor's available pixels. Can we get a full screen mode please?
I can't tell for sure, but they look like very interesting pictures.

Click on the source link on the bottom that says Flicker. Then when you fine any particular image you want to see better click the down pointing icon to download the image to your desired place on your computer. I did so for several of the images and even had a brief play in Photoshop CC with camera raw filter to get more detail.

Hope that helps.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 20:48 UTC

Click on the source link on the bottom that says Flicker. Then when you fine any particular image you want to see better click the down pointing icon to download the image to your desired place on your computer. I did so for several of the images and even had a brief play in Photoshop CC with camera raw filter to get more detail.

Hope that helps.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 20:48 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2319 comments in total)
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Richard Butler: It's been suggested to me that people would be happier if we used the term 'Equivalent F-number' rather than 'Equivalent Aperture.' Is this the case?

Yes, IMHO Equivalent F-number would be the easier reference term.

One point I don't think you drove home well enough particularly on the first page is that most often needing much more "money", lens for a smaller sensor camera to achieve the same bokeh. Financial expense just as important as the other factors as needing twice as wide f# lenses for on a small sensor system, completely eliminates them for some photographers. Size, Weight, quality are all important, but cost is often the final word. Not so much for moderate glass, no but the brighter the glass the greater the cost disparity. Or so it seems to me.

Glad to see DPR address this subject with a solid effort. But a shout out to Tony Northrup in the article for taking on the subject rigorously recently would of been appropriate. He already took most of the flack so give the man his due.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
On article Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature (58 comments in total)

Guys/gals, this is not specifically a DOF modification tool.

Perhaps watch the video? It is only one minute, forty two seconds long.

Like all tools, it will take the the effort of the individual artist or craftsman to make it useful. And also like most tools it will be all the more useful when combined with multiple, tools, filters, etc.

Each new selection method has particular strengths and weaknesses, very glad to have another option.

While I can only think of a couple ways I will use this off the top of my head, I am sure I will use the hech out of this within a year. Selective sharpening, denoise, clarity etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 00:29 UTC as 20th comment
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