keeponkeepingon

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On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)

Which is better this or the old 70D? Both cost about the same, tough choice!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 08:19 UTC as 13th comment
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Chev Chelios: Is this lens really what EF-S system owners having been crying out for?

Canon had a 9 year head start on Fuji with their APS-C lens system. Fuji X now has 5 prime lenses which are 35mm or wider that have apertures of f2 or wider. Fuji also has an ultra wide 14mm f2.8.

Canon on the other hand STILL has no fast wide angle EF-S primes. If you want faster than f2.8 in a prime you need to pay much more to get the larger and bulkier L equivalent.

I'm guessing canon sees the APS-C crowd as the low end and as such have been focusing on affordable versus fast lenses.

On the wide end Fuji has nothing comparable to the 10-18mm zoom which I'd rather have instead of some botique fast prime only the pros can afford.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 07:47 UTC

Is this identical (optically) to the EF-M version?

As an eos-m owner my biggest question will be to use native or adapted.

Adapted gives me greater flexibility but a little bigger size. If optically they are identical I'd go with the adapted version.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 07:44 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies

After reading the horrible "surfing" article I almost did not look at this one. Glad I did, it's everything the surfing article wasn't:

A specific location detailed we can find and go to ourselves
A narrative on what it took to "get the shot"
A bunch of useful tips on taking photographs at the falls.

Maybe those three elements should be used judging if these type of road trip articles are relevant to the dpreview crowd?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 15:11 UTC as 8th comment
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elsen029: Where are the surfing pictures the title promises? Oh, it's the TRIP that is documented, not the surfing, right?

Very mediocre article, DPR.

The trip isn't even documented. They don't mention a single town or beach name. It's just a bunch of random pictures from main with no real rhyme or reason.....

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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They call me Hans: For an article about documenting surfing, there was a serious absence of people actually surfing.

they don't give a lot of context. Name of the town, name of the beach etc would have been nice but I guess from the "tri-state" area it's all just maine....

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 22:45 UTC

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 (669 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 (669 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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