Chris Yates

Lives in United States FLA, FL, United States
Joined on Feb 17, 2011

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On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (226 comments in total)
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Jura S: ... no action shots?!

No. And thankfully no cat test shots either.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:42 UTC

Nice lens and nice pictures. However, the endless over-emphasis on sharpness and Bokeh blur makes for photographs so very antiseptic (without personality). I think the Zeiss Otus suffers from the same. Honestly, I prefer the look of the old Zeiss Planar 85mm ZE. Not that I wouldn't love to own the Sigma. :P
Love the vintage Volvo.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)

... and Nikon and Canon still want to hold back and not release any progressive technologies or professional mirrorless models. These guys asked for bad news and now they're getting it.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 23:14 UTC as 197th comment | 5 replies
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VadymA: Two things I didn't like - a very boring background and an overhang light. The background looks like the one used in every school photo I've seen and the light is just way too obvious and repetitive from shot to shot. So overall, it feels like photographers didn't push their creativity far enought to create an exceptional work. The photos look way too much like something that was done many times already. I would expect more use of modern light technology or unusual places for this to be of real interest.

And suddenly a few at Dpreview can best the original artists' work with mere opinions.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 00:47 UTC

I disagree with some of the negative comments below. I think the photos look great.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 71st comment

Sigma is the new Zeiss in terms of pricing.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
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mandophoto: Some perspective: The monsoons can be dramatic but the apocalyptic sense in this video, especially from the music is melodramatic. Watch the video with the sound off so that the perspective is more grounded.

The monsoons are actually anticipated for the life sustaining rain. Without the monsoons the southwest would be uninhabitable and barren. Also, the rain and cooler air rushing down bring a respite from the searing heat of the desert.

The video is well done and revealing of how these storms work, a fascinating close look at nature. As a 30 year denizen of the area -Tucson- I appreciate Mike Olbinski's effort. Nicely done.

A special request. Can we please bring back the "dislike" button so I can vote down comments made by "sierravin"?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 18:30 UTC

Can I say "SUPERFANTASTIC"? Both video and music.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 7th comment

It appears that DPreview has (for quite some time now) become the launch pad for anything and everything photography related that can be sold on Amazon and as a rabid Amazon Prime member I actually like that. I don't have to go hunting all over the place for new and interesting things. Just so you know this is a praise and not a complaint like most other posts here.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 8th comment | 13 replies
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (215 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: I understand the temptation to shoot all the shots widest at 12mm, but since this is a zoom, shots at other focal lengths would be more elaborating in showing this lens' capabilities.

Apologies, Sam Spencer, I did take a second look. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (215 comments in total)

I understand the temptation to shoot all the shots widest at 12mm, but since this is a zoom, shots at other focal lengths would be more elaborating in showing this lens' capabilities.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 22:47 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

Sample pics taken with the filters on would shed more light toward the necessity and capabilities of these filters than a picture of the filters themselves. I'm not chiding DPR, but Hoya perhaps.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 22:44 UTC as 10th comment

It seems just about everybody can do just about anything via firmware except Canon. :(

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 19:59 UTC as 8th comment | 17 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: I had a couple of old Sonys from the past. Am I the only one who thinks Sony build quality was better then than it is now? This the DSC-R1 felt better and more solidly built (from what I remember) than the a6000 and a7 mkI of today. ANyone care to share their thoughts?

Thanks for following up.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)

I had a couple of old Sonys from the past. Am I the only one who thinks Sony build quality was better then than it is now? This the DSC-R1 felt better and more solidly built (from what I remember) than the a6000 and a7 mkI of today. ANyone care to share their thoughts?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 22:47 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (563 comments in total)
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aftab: I can't think of replacing my OVF cameras with mirrorless. I love OVF. The organic feel of it. The direction connection it creates with the subject. I know mirrorless has many advantages over DSLR. For me, it is the size. Exposure simulation would be the next one.
I have been thinking of getting a mirrorless to accompany my DSLR when travelling. It surely would be very helpful. M5 seems like a good candidate for it. I would love couple more pancake/small primes in addition to 22/f2. I don't want to lose the weight advantage.
I know many have gone mirrorless completely. They have accepted the fact that except for small primes good lens will be big and heavy, similar to DSLR lenses. I am not there yet. I am sure many are not.

Unlike you, I'm ready to move on. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 01:54 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (563 comments in total)

Dear Canon,
You see the buzz around your best mirrorless effort to date. Can you imagine the response to a full-blown full frame mirrorless effort by your engineers? You know they're equally excited and frustrated like all of your loyal Canon shooters by your holdup. It's time to unleash.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies

Pass. Crazy Crazy price for mediocre perfomance characteristics. This coming from a Zeiss fan.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 21:02 UTC as 8th comment | 8 replies
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PanchoVilla: This camera is enough to keep any Canon user in the Canon camp. No point getting ridiculous adapters for a Sony camera!

ttran88, No they sing Kumbaya. :P

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:59 UTC

Nice Horse

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 22:24 UTC as 83rd comment
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