keeponkeepingon

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On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (544 comments in total)
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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
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (544 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: "It's not spectacular in any one area, but it's easy to use and performs well in most situations. The SL2 isn't for those taking a lot of photos of moving subjects, nor is it wondrous at video,"

Isn't shoving dual pixel AF and the 80D sensor into a $500ish smallest DSLR on the market fairly spectacular? And then they throw in a fully articulated screen? And while the video specs are not "wondrous" I'd wager that it AF's better in video/live view than every single other non-canon DSLR on the market. I'll take in-focus 1080p with an articulated screen versus stooping down to look at out of focus 4K any day of the week.....

These days it's "more natural" to use the screen. It's frustrating but when I hand a dslr that is not in live view to a younger person I have to tell them "Put your eye up to the eye hole" and they look at the viewfinder like I'm trying to trick them or it may bite them. Is the screen broken??????

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 09:20 UTC

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?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 09:07 UTC as 74th comment | 12 replies
On article iPhone 8 Review: Pushing the limits of photography (43 comments in total)
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35mmBlueSky: Pushing the limits of reusing the same 1/3.6" and 1/3" sensors as previous generations as Android competitors have moved on to 1/2.3" senors years ago, and adding a flashier price tag of $1000 to make it more "Appealing", Apple surely knows how to maximize shareholder's profit well.

I seriously doubt it's the same sensor.

Maybe you meant the same size sensor?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (544 comments in total)

"It's not spectacular in any one area, but it's easy to use and performs well in most situations. The SL2 isn't for those taking a lot of photos of moving subjects, nor is it wondrous at video,"

Isn't shoving dual pixel AF and the 80D sensor into a $500ish smallest DSLR on the market fairly spectacular? And then they throw in a fully articulated screen? And while the video specs are not "wondrous" I'd wager that it AF's better in video/live view than every single other non-canon DSLR on the market. I'll take in-focus 1080p with an articulated screen versus stooping down to look at out of focus 4K any day of the week.....

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:05 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (544 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: I'm curious as to why DPREVIEW does not list the battery life using an EVF for the mirrorless cameras?

I had assumed using an EVF you'd get more pictures but for some reason with sony it gives you less shots per battery (310 versus 350 pictues, I have not looked up the others).

So the difference is relevant and it is different enough so why not post it to allow us to weigh the merrits of an OVF versus an EVF with respect to battery life?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (292 comments in total)
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landscaper1: It would be nice if DPR were to conduct and publish a comparative feature-by-feature evaluation of the various lower price alternatives to Photoshop. Compared to PS, all of the others are fairly inexpensive, but which one would best meet each individual's needs?

Don't count on it. Have you seen their camera roundups? Basically they just list a bunch of specs you can google and randomly pick a best of the bunch/recommendation.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 06:24 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (292 comments in total)
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NarrBL: I've recently had a chance to appreciate how much better Affinity's Healing Brush is than the one in Photoshop CS6.

I was removing rust stains from a stucco building front below seaside flower boxes, hence the rust. Cloning not appropriate due to gradation and the variegated surface.

With PS, just could not get a clean job -- the dark box bottom kept being drawn into the healed area.

Switching to Affinity, a great difference. Their's is a much more precise tool, which doesn't try to insist what nearby has to be pulled in -- and most of all, has a 'window' on the brush area, so you can see exactly what you are going to get. I finished in a few quick strokes.

Affinity is I think justly proud of their imaging math being better, and this of the user experience certainly is. I would definitely support the idea others state, of using Capture One 10 as a main developing tool, and Affinity for touchup beyond the things C1 already does interestingly well in its Local Adjustment layers.

I had to look it up but wow CS6 is 5 years old (!?)

So 1/2 a decaded old software isn't as good as modern software. Surprise surprise......

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 06:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (544 comments in total)

I'm curious as to why DPREVIEW does not list the battery life using an EVF for the mirrorless cameras?

I had assumed using an EVF you'd get more pictures but for some reason with sony it gives you less shots per battery (310 versus 350 pictues, I have not looked up the others).

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:55 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies

At the end of the days these are not "explorers" they are tourists looking for a few happy snaps.

dpreview, why are you promoting something that almost every other country in the world consider a crime?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 05:58 UTC as 8th comment
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dharmagreg: There is a reason why Tonga is the only country that allows you to swim with whales. All other countries where the humpbacks pass through don't allow it to protect them from annoying tourists as they have just given birth & they need to be left alone!

Regarding 2stepbay's "sacred moments" "2stepbay
Misinformation, such as you post, leads to more misunderstanding. I have had in-water interaction with humpbacks in Hawaii. "

This is illegal in hawaii.
"
It is illegal to approach humpback whales in Hawaii and Alaska within 100 yards (300 feet) by land or sea"

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/dontfeedorharass.htm

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 05:54 UTC

Ok "Made me look".

So here's a TLDR to save ya'll a click: The video is a total waste of time other than offering convincing evidence that the cameras is an overpriced POS.

Sony should pay to have you take down this video. The stabilization (I assume) creates a subtle jerkyness that I find nauseating. While I find some of the features intriguing this video is not going to sell any cameras, quite to the contrary I've totally lost any minuscule interest I may have had after seeing the video.

Am I a bit harsh just because the video is sub-par. Maybe but at this price for a 1" sensor it really needs to be "hitting on all cylinders" and gosh with video like that, I might as well just use my iphone.....

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

"If you have a minute to spare"

I do but I'm not going to click on your $#%#$% video.

Just tell me for petes sake.

Anyone want to give an anti-video ludite a TLDR?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 66th comment
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rmexpress22: It's not weird at all that such an expensive niche camera gets tons of praise and enthusiasm while the 6D2 got a meh response.

/sarcasm

Yeah, camera images look okay. Let's face it, most cameras get good quality and the gap between mid-range and high end is not huge.

This article literally just told people not to be outraged about the price and that it's a pro camera. That it feels like a pro camera like a 1dx or D5. A 6D2 is only $300 more (sans lens, of course) but there was a lot of outrage about that pricing.

It's like there's no effort to hide the blatant bias for Sony. I wonder if Sony directed the talking points for this article.

"How do you explain that, if DPReview has a "blatant bias for Sony?""

Hold my beer I got this.....

Obviously the D850 must have a Sony Sensor.....

Lol. Just googled and it doesn't. But maybe they fabricate the "tower jazz" sensorl...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (581 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Wow it looks like ratings are "jumping the shark" with this one.

As I read this review I kept on having flashbacks to the canon 6D MK 2 review. Essentially it's the same situation? Almost everything is improved but the IQ.

Dpreview slams the 6D MK II verbally and does not even give it a rating but with this camera it's almost like they are apologizing for olympus's lack of investment in the entry level market and giving it a pat on the back with an 80% rating even though it can't AF reliably.

16mp "STARTING to look a LITTLE bit dated" starting.... little bit? lol.

Here's dpreviews other some 80% ratings:

80% Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D / Kiss X9i Review (May 3, 2017)
80% Sony Alpha a6000 Review (Jun 3, 2014)
80% Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review (Mar 20, 2014)
80% Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (Mar 18, 2014)
80% Fujifilm X-E2 Review (Mar 5, 2014)
80% Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review (Nov 17, 2012)
80% Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review (Apr 30, 2012)

Clint Dunn Buyers care about ratings

Amazon has a whole dpreview section letting you view recently reviewed or gold/silver winners etc:

https://www.amazon.com/DPReview-Tested-Products/b?ie=UTF8&node=9433328011

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (581 comments in total)

Wow it looks like ratings are "jumping the shark" with this one.

As I read this review I kept on having flashbacks to the canon 6D MK 2 review. Essentially it's the same situation? Almost everything is improved but the IQ.

Dpreview slams the 6D MK II verbally and does not even give it a rating but with this camera it's almost like they are apologizing for olympus's lack of investment in the entry level market and giving it a pat on the back with an 80% rating even though it can't AF reliably.

16mp "STARTING to look a LITTLE bit dated" starting.... little bit? lol.

Here's dpreviews other some 80% ratings:

80% Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D / Kiss X9i Review (May 3, 2017)
80% Sony Alpha a6000 Review (Jun 3, 2014)
80% Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review (Mar 20, 2014)
80% Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (Mar 18, 2014)
80% Fujifilm X-E2 Review (Mar 5, 2014)
80% Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review (Nov 17, 2012)
80% Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review (Apr 30, 2012)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 05:07 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies
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Thorgrem: So it's a small update and a nice entry to the Olympus/MFT ecosystem. Not aimed for people like me who (eventually) want to update there original E-M10 although the 5 axis IBIS is very nice and the upgrade in EVF is welcome.

Great job Olympus with this minor update that concentrates more on user friendliness. And that for only 650, compared to the EOS M100 for 600 a real bargain.

"then what's the problem." this gave me a chuckle as everyone crucified canon for using the same 18mp sensor in their rebel line for so long and not improving the sensor in the 6D Mk II, but now that shoe is on the other foot y'all are saying it's ok.

But "what's the problem" isn't an olympus issue it's a canon/nikon/olympus/panasonic/sony issue. The problem is sensor development for APS-C m4/3 and full frame is progressing at a snails pace, minor upgrades every 5 years while the smartphone development is going at break neck speed.

They are all acting like slow moving dinosaurs while the quick moving mamals/smartphones destroy the species.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 13:14 UTC
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Thorgrem: So it's a small update and a nice entry to the Olympus/MFT ecosystem. Not aimed for people like me who (eventually) want to update there original E-M10 although the 5 axis IBIS is very nice and the upgrade in EVF is welcome.

Great job Olympus with this minor update that concentrates more on user friendliness. And that for only 650, compared to the EOS M100 for 600 a real bargain.

You are comparing body only price to body with a kit lens price.

Comparing apples to apples it's 800 versus 600 which puts this closer in price to the EOS-M6/EOS-M5

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Canon targeting ladies in japan.

For the rest of the world this costs as much as a real camera but can't do everything (no hotshoe for vf and flash). It looks like a point and shoot and point and shoots are dead.

@ozturert: Wow where was the EM10 selling for $200?

I remember "back in the day" there would often be fantastic deals on last years camera, esp on amazon but lately the only "deals" are cheap no-name accessories.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Canon targeting ladies in japan.

For the rest of the world this costs as much as a real camera but can't do everything (no hotshoe for vf and flash). It looks like a point and shoot and point and shoots are dead.

Maybe in your world but in mine everyone who does not persue photography as a hobby (ie the rest of the world) uses a smart phone and pulls out the (if they have it) "good camera" for special occasions.

No one will think of this as a "good camera" and would you honestly recommend it to any of your friends or relatives over the similarly priced SL2 or T7?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 09:48 UTC
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