keeponkeepingon

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Wow. I really like this. You take your time with it, play with it, give a fair analysis and then throw in an interview at the end. Well done Damien! Is there any chance you could start doing Camera reviews too?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 20th comment
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bwana4swahili: We now use WD drives exclusively after horrible experiences with Seagate drives. Not all that sure about Sandisk being a good match? I think they would have been better off negotiating a deal with Samsung...

samsung and seagate are in bed with each other so probably not gonna happen:

http://www.seagate.com/sg/en/about-seagate/news/seagate-completes-aquisition-samsungs-hdd-business-pr/

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 04:47 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (487 comments in total)

According to the EXIF data for the space needle pictures, the Sony and Panasonic pictures were not taken on the same day, they were taken a week apart. (2016:05:11 15:12:36 versus 2016:05:18 16:10:41.041)

Given the level of pixel peeping going on here is it possible we are looking at differences in atmospherics/air pollution versus differences in cameras?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 121st comment | 3 replies
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forpetessake: More and more businesses realize that paying for the ads in Google, Fakebook, social media sites is mostly a waste.

The game becomes more convoluted though, when a company owns directly or indirectly a big part of the advertisement company. Then it's mostly paying to itself for ads while boosting popularity and trying to sign in as many suckers as possible.

> We have a clear policy on sponsored content at DPReview. You can read it here:

I really can't take what you say on that page seriously:

For example you state: "... sponsored content outlined here exists separately from our in-depth camera and lens reviews and previews, which are produced entirely in-house and always will be"

Yet a large chunk of the final A6300 review was not in-house but from your sony sponsored junket to miami.

The review would have felt a lot more clean if you kept the report on the junket and the review of the camera separate.

To me the whole review had a sony "influencer" bias. For example you spent 10000000 words on how great the A6300 is for action shooting but never once mentioned in the article or conclusion that it locks you out of many functions for up to 22 seconds (an eternity!) after a burst of raw photos. (your competitor IR mentions it both in the body and conclusion).

Influencing or maybe y'all had a little too much Florida sunshine.....

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 12:25 UTC
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Jefftan: what the system really need is some lightweight fast prime
in 18mm, 24mm, 28mm ...etc
with F2 or better

Like a 22mm F2 pancake lens that's cheap and available as the kit lens. That would be perfect!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
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AngularJS: The idea of pushing everything by 5 stops is getting boring. You guys at DR-Review should focus on something else, otherwise it seems like a strong fixation that may require a medical attention.

Exactly. How about some useablility stuff like how the A6300 locks out many functions after a burst? No mentioned at all in the review. Does this camera lock up? Doubt it but who knows as DPreview as obsesses with stuff for folks can't control lighting but nothing for actually getting the job done.......

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)
In reply to:

Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

@JunzInc

Well good for you. I've been reading dpreview since probably before you were born and I've come to expect conclusions to highlight critical flaws.

"Well, now you know what to do better next time."

Thanks for the chuckle. "next time" in the glowing A6300 review DPREVIEW does not mention the lockup at all in the body or the conclusion yet according to IR the problem still persists:

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)

IR claims the A6300 locks up for 22 seconds after a burst. Yet no mention of this by dpreview?

Or did I miss it in the review?

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 14:47 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)
In reply to:

Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

@Thuravi Kumaaran

"Perhaps you should have paid little more attention while reading"

Perhaps you should pay more attention. I explicitly stated that it's not mentioned in the conclusion, and it isn't. It's not like they did not have room the conclusion goes on and on with no mention of a debilitating feature then they state it's good for sports when it's fairly horrible for sports. Do you own an A6000? I do and I'm pretty unhappy when using it for sports.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: I think many of you are missing the point... Ignore that the complaint was filed by Getty.

So we are clear, Google is telling people that they MUST provide the full res images to be listed on the search engine. That, coupled with their efforts to absorb/destroy competing search engines, forcing people to use theirs or "die", is a pretty sound basis for the complaint.

The real money is in ad revenue, and that is what's really at the heart of this. Google is able to sell ad space, data mine, etc, without the user ever having to view the page hosting the image.

If you had a blog/website that produced revenue by ad space, and used images to draw people to it or make it more appealing, you'd be pretty ticked off if another site was embedding your photos and making money off ads without ever sending traffic to your site. This is exactly what Google is doing.

"Use another search engine!" Maybe you don't understand how a monopoly works... and why they are illegal.

"Use another search engine!" Maybe you don't understand how a monopoly works...

Yeah, too bad there is only one way to search for images. Oh wait.....

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=getty+images&FORM=HDRSC2

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=getty+images&ia=images&iax=1

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)
In reply to:

Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

"If we are buying a camera based on a review site alone, we are in a trap."

Exactly! I was totally mislead by dpreview's A6000 review (no mention of crippling 20 to 30 second lockup after a burst in the conclusion yet they billed it as good for amateur sports photographers). Fool me once, I don't trust their glowing A6300 review and I don't trust their "meh" 80D review.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 06:48 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: D7200 wins this in all aspects, excl. video properties.

"And the northpole is much bigger than Germany."

Not it's not, it's just a point on the globe in the middle of an ocean, most of the time under ice.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (370 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: It's a beautifully made camera. People will buy it for it's looks and craftsmanship.
Lens isn't as sharp as Ricoh has but so what? In real life nobody will notice.
GR owner.

I use a fixed 22mm lens on my EOS-M a lot and really appreciate how sharp it is. Often I can't "zoom with my feet" but if I get everything right I can crop the heck out of a picture and still have tons of detail. I'm looking for something smaller and the GR has a rep for being sharp. I'm interested in the X70 too but don't want a repeat of my A6000 with the kit lens that knocks a wonderful sensor down to smartphone quality.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
On article DxOMark Mobile report: HTC 10 (10 comments in total)

"For all DxOMark Mobile data presented on connect.dpreview.com we're only showing 8MP equivalent values, which gives us a level playing field for comparison between smartphone cameras with different megapixel values by normalizing all to 8MP"

Can I get an ELI5 on why I would want a level playing field in a review that is supposed to help me differentiate between products?

And so many numbers and charts but no simple test of resolution?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 00:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: So I skimmed the review and did not see the answers to the following questions. If I missed them I apologize:

Does the A6300 lock out many functions after a burst? I purchased the A6000 based on your recommendation but the lock up makes it almost useless for sports.

Can I take a picture while taking a video? (as I can with every camera and phone that I own except the A6000)?

Thanks!

BluebomberTurbo

You are still locked out of playback after a burst yet dpreview never mentioned it in a 11 page review? Maybe I missed it? They did a great job of hiding it in the A6000 review.

According to Rishi Sanyal from dpreview:

(regarding lock out of playback after a burst)
"Rishi Sanyal (2 months ago)
@keeponkeepingon: ?

We constantly stress exactly this in every Sony camera review that warrants it: how the lockup during card writing is very problematic in the sense that it deters one from checking focus after taking a shot. Especially how the camera doesn't even remember or register that you hit 'Magnify' or 'Playback' while it's writing. The only time we don't mention it is when it's not an issue: e.g. with the RX100 IV, which is snappy in performance.

I myself wrote a whole paragraph on it in the a7R II review, and Carey specifically called it out numerous times recently in his RX1R II review (as did Barney in our RX1R II video)."

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: So I skimmed the review and did not see the answers to the following questions. If I missed them I apologize:

Does the A6300 lock out many functions after a burst? I purchased the A6000 based on your recommendation but the lock up makes it almost useless for sports.

Can I take a picture while taking a video? (as I can with every camera and phone that I own except the A6000)?

Thanks!

" almost any mirrorless camera" Jefftan my horrible terrible ancient mirrorless EOS-M (that I love) can take a picture while taking a video.

Regarding DSLR my T2i can so I assume any canon going forward can also take a picture while taking a video.

It was a huge (as in dpreview you let me down) disappointment when I hit the shutter on the A6000 while taking a video and nothing happened.

It was also disappointing that you can't even configure the shutter button to start a video, instead it gives you an error in video mode and you have to use the dang awkward, hurt my thumb trying to press it video button.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)

So I skimmed the review and did not see the answers to the following questions. If I missed them I apologize:

Does the A6300 lock out many functions after a burst? I purchased the A6000 based on your recommendation but the lock up makes it almost useless for sports.

Can I take a picture while taking a video? (as I can with every camera and phone that I own except the A6000)?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 06:33 UTC as 62nd comment | 8 replies
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G1Houston: Finally!.. Hopefully this is the beginning of SONY to build a set of affordable FE prime lenses that are good enough for the mass. There is already an affordable 28mm lens, so if SONY can make an affordable 85/1.8, we will then have an affordable 3-prime set that makes the whole A7 package small and relatively inexpensive. When that happens it will be the beginning for the SONY FE mount to begin to chip away from current dSLR FF offerings. Finally.

"The Canon is pretty old and not very good" Wow. It holds it's own against anything in it's class. Sure the nikon is a bit better but it's more expensive. Not as good maybe but "not very good"?

How's it compare to sony's 85mm F1.8 BARNET?

http://www.eflens.com/ef-lenses/ef_85_f_18_usm.html
"a very reasonable quality prime lens, particularly once stopped down a bit. Light weight and fairly well built it makes a good cheap prime to move away from the kit zoom. Excellent for portrait work."

http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/419-canon_85_18_5d?start=1
"The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is a very desirable lens and, surprisingly, a very affordable one. Both contrast and resolution are very good straight from the max. aperture. "

http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/lenses/canon_85_1p8

The Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM has been in Canon's lineup since 1992, but still offers a highly attractive combination of small size, low weight, good optical quality and relatively low cost.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 08:10 UTC

Picasa! Picasa!

There's not enough Picasa in this thread.

I'm sure google will soon picasa* the Nik tools and add nik to the end of this very very very long list

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google_products#Discontinued_products_and_services

Picasa
V. Buy out a great product, make it free, grow a huge userbase, and finally, after every grandparent trying to figure out computers is hooked, declare "Nope" and cancel the whole thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:58 UTC as 102nd comment
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