keeponkeepingon

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It's a travel web site but nowhere does it tell you where they went to surf, where they stayed etc.

Tons of pictures of random maine stuff and one.... one surfing picture.

For the dpreview crowd it's equally disappointing. Nothing about the process, gear, art just that surfing is his muse or something.

It's like one long "I took a picture" on a road trip.

Here's a direct link to the one surfing picture if you are not in the mood for going through random maine pictures looking for it:

https://i2.wp.com/travel.resourcemagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170214_surf_606.jpg

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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fyngyrz: Honestly, if you're going to try to show what a camera body can do, shoot with good primes. If you shlock up what reaches the sensor with a compromise lens, you're giving entirely the wrong impression.

"But if it's going to be sold as a kit, showing the capability of the kit would seem to be pretty important to me "

Is this why you highlight the aweful 16-50 on your sony reviews... NOT! 13 of 95 pictures in the A6300 review were with the kit, the rest with high end botique zeiss or G series glass.
If you were really concerned with showing how the kit performs you should apply the same logic to all brands.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 09:07 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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fyngyrz: Honestly, if you're going to try to show what a camera body can do, shoot with good primes. If you shlock up what reaches the sensor with a compromise lens, you're giving entirely the wrong impression.

"as many people will start out with it"

If you were talking about a rebel or the lower end M's I'd agree with you but this is an XXD. It's really hard to imagine someone plunking down nearly a grand for this and not picking up either the 24mm F2.8 or 50mm F1.8.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: But is it as good as the Eos M10? Is it as good as 27 EOS M10s?

"I'd rather have one Leica than a thousands Eos M anythings"

I'll take the thousand EoS M anythings, sell them, and with the profits buy two Leica's.....

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 08:06 UTC
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: But is it as good as the Eos M10? Is it as good as 27 EOS M10s?

Thanks for taking me seriously but I was only joking.

Still...... I think it's only a matter of time before someone does an M10 shootout......

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 08:04 UTC
On article Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery (151 comments in total)

But is it as good as the Eos M10? Is it as good as 27 EOS M10s?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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LiangMing: Compared this one with my Sony RX100 M3, the Sony still has better IQ and richer feature than the Canon compact. I am glad I just need to pay $100 more to get the better quality.

I'm curious where you are buying a RX100 M3 for $600?

The M3 $200 more than the 9X II ($500 verus $700 with todays amazon prices).

Also the M3 is 30% thicker so it's kind of an apples and oranges thing anyway.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:30 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "...its slender design..." -DPR

It's 24% thinner than a Sony RX100 IV.

point being? To put it another way the RX100 IV is 31% thicker.

According to camerasize it's .38" thicker!

That's quite the fatboy when it comes to pocketable cameras.

Is that a Sony RX100 IV in your pocket or are you glad to see me?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Anyone else find it odd that a gear web site is applauding the decision to produce less.... gear?

Looking forward to your D760 and D820 reveiw....

(yawns)

Nice info-graphic covering the implosion of the total camera market.

Prediction for 2017 is less inovation as R+D budgets shrink and higher cost cameras as production volume decreases:

https://lensvid.com/gear/lensvid-exclusive-happened-photography-industry-2016/

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Anyone else find it odd that a gear web site is applauding the decision to produce less.... gear?

Looking forward to your D760 and D820 reveiw....

(yawns)

This move is not to make their cameras better, it's to make their bottom line better (as you pointed out the quality of their high end stuff is already great).

The thing is the entire industry is going in this direction (better higher end stuff less lower end stuff). Canon in the financial announcements for this past year basically stated the same thing. Canon's point and shoot market imploded (Down 44% in one year!) and they will be focusing on the higher end G?X series, DSLRs and mirrorless.

So if the entire industry is contracting you'll have less new gear which means less gear to review and in the end: fewer reviewers.

I assume that's not a good thing if your job is... reviewing.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 19:53 UTC

Anyone else find it odd that a gear web site is applauding the decision to produce less.... gear?

Looking forward to your D760 and D820 reveiw....

(yawns)

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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baerto: The M6 is for the Vlogging Youtube Crowd because the viewfinder folds up, whereas the M5 the viewfinder folded down and was obstructed by the mini tripod. Really, the M5 was a mistake, thats why the M6 came out so quick.

" M6 is for the Vlogging Youtube Crowd"

Face it the flip up with the 15-45 is for selfies which is a 1000000% bigger market than any vlogging/youtube crowd.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 09:37 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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Gerardjan: I wonder sometimes, do most of you people actually take pictures.......?
Coming from 30years+ pro Nikon cameras, in the time I bought the Eos m1+22mm, still own it, great great files and if you've ever learned how to take pictures, there's still nothing wrong with that camera. It's built for a lifetime, and as said files are fantastic.(NO, absolutely not a Canon fan boy, but certainly not an enemy either) Bought a Voigtländer optical viewfinder and it works like a charm! Yet, you have to know how to take a picture. The M1 made me very very happy! B/W stills great! Now I also own a Leica Q. I am in heaven 'cause now I ALSO have a camera with a built in viewfinder.....
(oh brother......)Now all you moaners go out and go take pictures with whatever camera you've got, IF you actually DO have a camera!

"I can give an M to anyone and they can figure out how to use it, "

True story. When I first got my M I was so so frustrated with it. I finally got around to googling some of my issues and "discovered" The M has a touch screen. After getting over that "learning hurdle" it was all uphill. Now when I had the camera to a stranger for a happy snap I just tell them "just touch my face and it will take a picture". End result: Even with complex lighting such as backlit scenes I get way way better pictures than I have with any other camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 09:36 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: ". It didn’t test like we expected it to, which led us to reevaluate our testing methods with outside consultants "

Wow.

Another thing I find cool about your optical tests is that you use 10 copies. I wonder how many copies DXO and dpreview use in their camera/lens tests.

Thanks a bunch for the tremendous teardown. Really interesting to read/watch and I can't wait to see part 2.

AFAIK most review sites (imaging resource, camera labs, dxo) only use one copy. While you can make better inferences with N=10, assuming decent QC you certainly can make some inferences from N=1. But you do see the single copy sites occasionally getting a second copy if the results they get are really bad. You see this happen a lot with sony; even their premium zeiss labled lenses such as the 16-70 will have issues with decentered lenses etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 07:23 UTC
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iamatrix: Unfortunately so many people who praise lenses these days are paid by the manufacturer to do so, so it's extremely hard to discern the truth.

"I don't trust any of them any more..."

Exactly. You can argue all you want that the junkets and "sponsored videos" do not affect reviews but the first time someone reads a glowing partially junket-based review then picks up a camera that turns out to be a real turd.... BAM your credability goes out the window.

Your special relationships may have helped your bottom line but you've lost trust and that's almost impossible to get back.

I take your reviews as a data point. A faulty, biased, shoveling lock ups under the rug data point but now I look elsewhere, a lot more elsewhere before purchasing.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 08:45 UTC

". It didn’t test like we expected it to, which led us to reevaluate our testing methods with outside consultants "

Wow.

Another thing I find cool about your optical tests is that you use 10 copies. I wonder how many copies DXO and dpreview use in their camera/lens tests.

Thanks a bunch for the tremendous teardown. Really interesting to read/watch and I can't wait to see part 2.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 08:36 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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bryanbrun: Admittedly, I know very little about Canon cameras. Are these the best products they have?

There's no electronic shutter, no 4K video and the FPS for all these models seems quite low.

Why do people buy these cameras?

"Why do people buy these cameras"

Because they (gasp) take pictures.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 09:58 UTC

I know this may have made the article too unweildly but I would have loved it if you threw the 70D into the mix. Looking at upgrading from my T2i my biggest question is should I save a few bucks going with "last years model" versus paying through the nose for the "latest and greatest".

Alternatively if you only want to cover current models throw the M5 and M6 into the mix for a total canon APS-C dual pixel AF comparison. I'd really like to know what I loose by going compact with the 5 or 6 instead of going the more traditional route.....

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 31st comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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Gerardjan: I wonder sometimes, do most of you people actually take pictures.......?
Coming from 30years+ pro Nikon cameras, in the time I bought the Eos m1+22mm, still own it, great great files and if you've ever learned how to take pictures, there's still nothing wrong with that camera. It's built for a lifetime, and as said files are fantastic.(NO, absolutely not a Canon fan boy, but certainly not an enemy either) Bought a Voigtländer optical viewfinder and it works like a charm! Yet, you have to know how to take a picture. The M1 made me very very happy! B/W stills great! Now I also own a Leica Q. I am in heaven 'cause now I ALSO have a camera with a built in viewfinder.....
(oh brother......)Now all you moaners go out and go take pictures with whatever camera you've got, IF you actually DO have a camera!

"criticizing canon"

And yet unlike some other camera makers they make money year after year. They even made money in 2016 when their compact camera sales shrank by 44%.

Canon's not stupid. They know what the market wants and they are surviving and remaining profitable while an entire sector implodes.

Personally I think they are charging too much for the 6. It's nowhere near as complex as a DSLR that has the same internals that they are selling for the same price but they seem to know what they are doing.....

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:02 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: This is a really really good lens for those who just want the FL/FOV/DOF aesthetic, all of which it provides, for normal family/friends portraiture and most usefully for Video where high resolution isn't required.

-All in all, a great kit lens for Rebel cameras.

(Anything higher than 70D/7D you at least deserve the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM to utilize the cameras sensos and AF motors fully)

I imagine the sacrfice will be in resolution especially corners, inaccurate AF consistency, and a lens body you can't beat up.

The 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8 remind me of the new chinese phone companies that are good enough for a large portion of people (Infinix, Oppo, Huwawi, etc)

Ebrahim Saadawi
" AF performance, that are beyond the limit of being absolutely usable"

Yet the youtuber that actually used it showed it does not work well with live view and it's extremely noisy yet you (who have not recommended it) originally stated it's good for video.

"cosinaphile
i think its great to have this lens they should adapt it to every mount even mirrorless"

I think you have a great point. There's no native EF-M 85mm. I'm not sure how big the EOS-M market is but it's conceivable that a native EF-M version would not take to much work (EOS-M "understands" EF lenses) and it would fill a hole in the EF-M lineup, a hole that does not exist on the EF side. If only they could fix the live view issues, maybe it will work better with the dual pixel AF in the EOS-M5 and 6.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
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