cd cooker

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MirrorLessHater: Sony officially declared war against D5 and 1DXii and their successor.

you will use monopod at least for this kind of lenses anyway, so the size of the camera body really doesn't matter that much. Even D5/1DxII will be small relatively when mounting on a 600mm lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 15:02 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 135mm F1.8 G Master lens (413 comments in total)

at 1.8 and 2.0, cat eye cat eye cat eye...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 20:48 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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thx1138: OMG the A9 is already amazing, easily best AF I've used so this is even more great news and wow didn't think we'd see animal eye-AF with the current gen. And finally adding intervalometer is better late than never.

So that's Fuji, Nikon and Sony adding massive improvements and features via fw, over to you Canon. Time for a big 1DXII, 5D4 AF update and of course they promised new fw for EOS R to make eye-AF work in AF-C but when no idea and not a lot of details.

the management team/executives in Canon is too slow (to react), it is not hardware.

I can foresee that even there is a EOS R II in 2020, it won't beat the A7III of 2018 in terms of features and specs.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 23:13 UTC

the skateboard video definitely was shot with a gimbal set up. Even with IBIS, it won't be this smooth.

is flip out on the side a patent from Canon/Panasonic? Why Sony can't make one like that? The last stock image really shows the disadvantage of the flip up approach, once you need to mount something on the flash mount.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 23:02 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
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cd cooker: One question missed in this interview: which camera(s) Phil is using regularly today?!

Phil, thanks for your reply!

Glad to know that you are still a Canon DSLR user.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2019 at 18:55 UTC

One question missed in this interview: which camera(s) Phil is using regularly today?!

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2018 at 18:13 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2018 (528 comments in total)
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Derek_ZA: And let the competition.. commence!

competition ended even before it commences! Sony can easily declare victory in the mirror-less FF market now. Too little too late for Canikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2018 at 18:08 UTC
On article Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM sample gallery (665 comments in total)
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Flashback: Damn you Canon. You launch a new camera and through your shear bloody mindedness forget to include IBIS and then give it a laughable 4K 1.8 crop. Then guess what, you tempt us with a new 50mm F1.2L with stunning contrast and beautiful colour. I give up ;)

You give up or give in? :)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2018 at 19:11 UTC

Other than the big R on the front of the camera, I don't see any other alphanumeric sub-model names. That's kind of weird. If it is like the D or M series, at least it should have something like R1 or R5, right?

Looks like no IBIS too. If it does, should have been listed on the rumor sites. So, my assumption is all future EF-R lenses will have OIS.

USB-C?

A real game changer will be a feature that user can share photos right from the camera, not using a camera app. All it needs is a wifi connection.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 16:10 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)
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xPhoenix: Interesting. Big, heavy and expensive, though. To put such a massive lens on such a tiny body seems very awkward. Even if I had a Sony camera (which I don't), I'd need something much lighter for wildlife. Would not want to handhold this for long.

big lenses like this even on pro DSLR will still be awkward to hold. As seen on world cup, all cameras with big lenses are mounting on monopods.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 16:19 UTC
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cd cooker: While the unchanged internal is already kind of inexcusable, and Canon is so lazy to not even improve the mounting ring? I thought they will go with the same style as 100-400mm II. A new paint job and coating shouldn't warrant a "Mark III" namesake in Canon lense development.

@Samuel C "The internals have not remained unchanged. What would make you think such a ludicrous thing?"

Did you watch the Canon video on this page? At around 2:01 mark, the Canon guy basically said there is no internal change on this lens!

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 16:02 UTC

While the unchanged internal is already kind of inexcusable, and Canon is so lazy to not even improve the mounting ring? I thought they will go with the same style as 100-400mm II. A new paint job and coating shouldn't warrant a "Mark III" namesake in Canon lense development.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 20:39 UTC as 12th comment | 8 replies

I am surprised they still make this.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 16:26 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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cd cooker: I don't know why Canon and Nikon don't make good use of the inherited larger DSLR size to be a design advantage over the Sony and other mirrorless miniature size. Let me say it here LOUD: put a larger LCD on the back! Unless Sony change their design philosophy, I don't see they will fit a LCD larger than 3" on their current A7 or A9 series camera. May be 3.2" at most. This is it. But for Canon and Nikon, 3.5" or even 4" is not impossible, and some, if not most, people do like to use a larger screen for review or live view.

@Tommi K1, EVF, OVF, LCD, all have their own pros and cons. Rather than crawling on ground, why not use a flip out LCD to do it? In that situation, isn't bigger is better? If physically you prefer to crawl and use EVF or OVF, to each his own!

@Milc man, since you love to use "no one", "pretty much everyone", etc to defend your opinion, and hardly have any proof on how you could come up with such exclusive terms, I really doubt your IQ here. Oops, I am not talking about image quality...

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 20:46 UTC
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cd cooker: I don't know why Canon and Nikon don't make good use of the inherited larger DSLR size to be a design advantage over the Sony and other mirrorless miniature size. Let me say it here LOUD: put a larger LCD on the back! Unless Sony change their design philosophy, I don't see they will fit a LCD larger than 3" on their current A7 or A9 series camera. May be 3.2" at most. This is it. But for Canon and Nikon, 3.5" or even 4" is not impossible, and some, if not most, people do like to use a larger screen for review or live view.

Read my original post. if you want to discuss battery life, please write a new post. Since you asked for it, I gave you a reference on EVF vs LCD battery usage comparison.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 19:47 UTC
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cd cooker: I don't know why Canon and Nikon don't make good use of the inherited larger DSLR size to be a design advantage over the Sony and other mirrorless miniature size. Let me say it here LOUD: put a larger LCD on the back! Unless Sony change their design philosophy, I don't see they will fit a LCD larger than 3" on their current A7 or A9 series camera. May be 3.2" at most. This is it. But for Canon and Nikon, 3.5" or even 4" is not impossible, and some, if not most, people do like to use a larger screen for review or live view.

At least for Sony 6300, this is the case: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-a6300/3

Well, my original point is all about adding a larger LCD screen on DSLR body, and you sidetracked it to the pros of EVF vs OVF, which is another argument and different people have different preference for sure.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 19:30 UTC
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cd cooker: I don't know why Canon and Nikon don't make good use of the inherited larger DSLR size to be a design advantage over the Sony and other mirrorless miniature size. Let me say it here LOUD: put a larger LCD on the back! Unless Sony change their design philosophy, I don't see they will fit a LCD larger than 3" on their current A7 or A9 series camera. May be 3.2" at most. This is it. But for Canon and Nikon, 3.5" or even 4" is not impossible, and some, if not most, people do like to use a larger screen for review or live view.

last time i checked, the EVF will use up more battery power than the rear LCD. Also, to review an image thru EVF is silly, awkward. Think about it when you are sitting in a starbucks and try to review your photos you just took at somewhere, by using the EVF. May be this is how you like to review your photos. Not me.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 16:31 UTC

I don't know why Canon and Nikon don't make good use of the inherited larger DSLR size to be a design advantage over the Sony and other mirrorless miniature size. Let me say it here LOUD: put a larger LCD on the back! Unless Sony change their design philosophy, I don't see they will fit a LCD larger than 3" on their current A7 or A9 series camera. May be 3.2" at most. This is it. But for Canon and Nikon, 3.5" or even 4" is not impossible, and some, if not most, people do like to use a larger screen for review or live view.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 16:18 UTC as 140th comment | 11 replies
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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visualenvy: Band-aid fix for a missing finger.

Would love to hear the justification as to how this is acceptable...

@panther fan, because once you are the market leader, you are the target, for good or bad. Just like the Super Size Me movie, it could be for any fast food restaurant, but McDonald's is the leader and so it seems like it is targeting McDonald's.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 15:28 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2254 comments in total)
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Jonathan Brady: Do you guys think any work got done at Sony's headquarters when the image quality tests started coming out from the Canon 6D Mark II, or did the overwhelming chorus of laughter keep them distracted all day?

@Yake, from your link, I think D850 is best, but 6DII is better than A7III, look at the words "Water Color", it is very clear on all cameras except A7III.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 15:38 UTC
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