keeponkeepingon

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On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (279 comments in total)

OMG

Every once in a while when researching a product I hit a youtube link that is just a series of amazon pictures in a slideshow claiming to be a review.

And here we have dpreview doing the exact same thing..

Misleading clickbait providing no new information.

IF you have actaully turned the device on can you tell me what happens when you hit the shutter button while taking a movie? Prior to 2016 every canon would take a picture but in 2016 canon dropped the ability from every single DSLR / mirrorless camera.

Did dpreview mention it in any of the 8000 pages of canon coverge? Nope.......

So for $1300 can it keep up with every pre-2016 canon and every smartphone when I click the shutter button while taking a movie?????

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 09:01 UTC as 57th comment
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (405 comments in total)

"What you need to know"

Can it take a picture while taking a video?

Unfortunately every current DPAF canon except the 7D MK II has dropped this feature. If I pay $1300 for a point and shoot do I get to keep it?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 48th comment
On article Video: DxOMark's smartphone rating system explained (40 comments in total)

I hate videos so not gonna watch it (anyone have a transcript?) but I'm curious does he cover the fact that unlike the dxomark lens tests (which would be the most equivalent to the smartphone test as they test the lens/sensor combo) everything is "normalized" making the resolution of the sensor and the resolving power of the lens totally irrelevant beyond 12mp? So the test is literally an evaluation of who makes the best smartphone at taking 12mp images.

And yes it's really really odd that the test always tracks the iphone resolution (it started out at 8 then moved to 12 when apple upped the resolution)

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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PhotoUniverse: And all of this people thought Nikon paid to DXO to keep other sensors show up

Sony doesn't make the D850 sensor (which is sort of what this about).

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 18:50 UTC

So isn't this statement kind of silly, talking about the wonderful high resolution, considering that the DXOMark Sensor test is "normalized" to 8mp? Laterally all this test tells us is the D850 is the best 8mp camera $3000+ can buy.

"The introduction of the first BSI sensor in a full-frame Nikon DSLR with a super-high 45.7Mp resolution puts the Nikon D850’s image quality on par with, and often better than, medium-format cameras. The first DSLR to hit 100 points "

100 points in an 8mp contest.....

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

I just don't get trash like this. Most of it is plastic, solid petroleum.

Why not just burn it like they do in Europe (thermal recycling)?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 104th comment

As an APS-C user I just ignored almost everything you said about shooting with the 28mm focal length.

Since this is dpreviews only coverage of the 28mm in the 1/2 of a decade since it was released, It would be nice if you included some picts using an APS-C camera and a little bit of discussion on what that focal length is like on one of canons crop sensor bodies.

Given the size of canon's APS-C offerings (SL2, EOS-Mx w. adapter) it's hard to imagine that you could not find room for one in your pack.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 08:45 UTC as 9th comment

TLDR:

DXO mark finally "Jumps the Shark"

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 09:09 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
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Chriscotech: I thought the next firmware was going to bring the video profiles that you denied us? Did you forget about that Sony? I'm sorry, that's right, it's not a video camera, it's a sports camera, for photographers with no long, fast lenses. C'mon Sony, you are charging enough for the A9, give something to somebody. I thought you were aiming at a professional market.

p.s. I own one, but it needs a solid firmware update with features like flat curve video profiles and touch screen menus to break into the pro market.

There's a lot to like about the A9, close but no cigar.

@osv " real a9 owners want to interact and discuss issues, "

I thought personal attacks were not allowed here but since you've gone down that road:

Look at your post history. Recently you are either trolling nikon news or contradicting everyone who has anything negative to say about sony. Your discussing nothing, your conversation is one way, acting like a sony promoter not someone interested in a two way dialogue

TLDR

> Sony didn't give us the video profiles we want
Why should Sony do anything? They never promised it? It's not a video camera!

> Sony does not have the lenses I need for sports
They've released 10000 new FF lenses in the last year (and 999 of them were 50mm!)

Canon lenses do not focus as well as sony lenses
It's good enough for me and lots of people, lots of people on the internet!

And so on.......

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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T3: "The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need"...if you still want to lug around a huge 1-kilogram camera.

"because that's all they've ever known."

Yeah that's why every pro at any event I've seen (live and on the tellie) uses DSLRs. Has nothing to do with pro features/capabilities. Right..........

What pro wouldn't love cameras with a single gonna fail eventually SD card, the ergonomics of a toad, and love to lock up after a burst. Perfect features to base your career on.

(Disasstified mirrorless user, I'll give mirrorless another try in 5 years or so, maybe by then they'll have their act together).

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 06:28 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: "From landscapes to motocross and white water kayaking to a wedding, exactly what can't the D850 do?"

I betcha it would be hard to take a selfie with that beast of a camera?????

Also just to be clear the totally meh (according to dpreview) $500ish SL2 has better live view AF than this monster?

So this was a bit tongue in cheek (joking) but in addition to the weight you have a screen that can't flip all the way out (to compose the selfie) and nikon live view is ok not great (which you need for facial recognition so you can AF on the face you can't see in the LCD).

So since selfies are 20% of all photography (based on my extensive facebook research) this is not a camera that can do everything (well).

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 06:23 UTC

What's with only listing prices in euros and GBP????

What will these cost in the USA?

Also it cracks me up that they are offering btrfs and touting self healing files as synology fanboys used to claim it was not needed in this day and age (when comparing their stuff against stuff such as zfs which protects against bitrot).

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 1st comment
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keeponkeepingon: Is dxomark still "normalizing" everything to 8mp (which just happend to be be the iphone resolution when they started) so what they really mean to say is it's the best smartphone at generating 8mp stills?

" You should have said lens test"

Yeah your right. Sorry!

For the record Here's what goes into the DxOMark Mobile Scores.
"The DxOMark Mobile Photo and Video sub-scores and the overall score are generated from a combination of objective lab measurements and perceptual analyses. The following test criteria feed into the Photo sub-score:

Exposure and contrast, including dynamic range, exposure repeatability, and contrast
Color, including saturation and hue, white balance, white balance repeatability, and color shading
Texture and noise
Autofocus, including AF speed and repeatability
Artifacts, including softness in the frame, distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, ringing, flare, ghosting, aliasing, moiré patterns, and more.
Flash
Zoom at several subject distances
Bokeh"

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)

"From landscapes to motocross and white water kayaking to a wedding, exactly what can't the D850 do?"

I betcha it would be hard to take a selfie with that beast of a camera?????

Also just to be clear the totally meh (according to dpreview) $500ish SL2 has better live view AF than this monster?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 159th comment | 7 replies
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keeponkeepingon: Is dxomark still "normalizing" everything to 8mp (which just happend to be be the iphone resolution when they started) so what they really mean to say is it's the best smartphone at generating 8mp stills?

"What the maximal resolution of a camera is doesn't require rating by a testing body,"

The camera plus lens does require rating and DXO mark rates camera/lens combos. The smartphones are, a sensor paired with a lens and things such as resolution matter to most folks.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:36 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Is dxomark still "normalizing" everything to 8mp (which just happend to be be the iphone resolution when they started) so what they really mean to say is it's the best smartphone at generating 8mp stills?

"a dSLR is a camera body, not a lens." unless they remove the lens (they don't) the smartphone reviews are for camera body PLUS lens. Ergo the lens reveiws are the most comparable on DXO Mark.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:34 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Is dxomark still "normalizing" everything to 8mp (which just happend to be be the iphone resolution when they started) so what they really mean to say is it's the best smartphone at generating 8mp stills?

"4K is about 8 MP."

So? Your saying taking good movies negates the need to evaluate the sheer resolving power of the lens/sensor combo when rating a camera?

"DXO normalize every DSLR to 8MP"

No they don't. The first metric on the DXO lens test (which the smarphone test is closest to) is sharpness and the highest megapixel wins.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 11:05 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Is dxomark still "normalizing" everything to 8mp (which just happend to be be the iphone resolution when they started) so what they really mean to say is it's the best smartphone at generating 8mp stills?

The point is the ranking is meaningless if the camera without normalizing can resolve more than 8mp.

So dxo is ranking cameras by how well they make an 8mp image not on how well they can create an image.

But maybe by now they have changed their process?

Can you imagine the outcry if DXO "normalized" every DSLR to 8mp before evaluating?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (544 comments in total)

"doesn't stand out in any one area" according to jeff but according to this well known nikon youtube vlogger the live view AF is "earth shattering". Which is it? Is it the cheapest DSLR with decent live view AF or is it truely "meh" as jeff claims?

https://youtu.be/EdXVx6rdnx0?t=720

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 09:56 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (544 comments in total)
In reply to:

T3: "You'll get a much better focusing experience by shooting in live view, which uses Canon's excellent Dual Pixel AF technology."

Yep, get that stupid mirror out of the way and get a much better focusing experience. Hmmm, what would you call that? Oh, yeah, mirrorless! Flip the mirror back down and you can take advantage of that whopping 9-point AF system through the weak pentamirror OVF, with no exposure preview, no face AF, and AF points covering only the center of the frame. Woohoo! OVF for the win! Not.

And yet I throw up a little every time I put my A6000 EVF up to my eye and even when the camera is "off" the viewfinder sensor sucks my battery dry. One of the experiences I have ever had using a "viewfinder".

Meanwile even without a battery my DSLR viewfinder works fine.....

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 09:34 UTC
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