keeponkeepingon

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On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Really nice video review here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpLtv8b3UJk

TLDR: IQ does not match canon's wide open but is close when stopped down. Does not focus well using "live view" on the Canon's 60D or EOS-M3. Focus motor is noisy as heck (both could be an issue for video).

According to wiki the canon version was released in 1992.

25 years ago!

Maybe if canon had spent some effort improving the design instead of sitting on their buts churning out the same old ... stuff for 1/4 of a century a Chinese company would not be able to produce a knock off for 1/2 the price.

Good for youngon, I hope version 2.0 is even better, maybe the sleeping canon giant will take notice, roll over and put something more current out.....

"Nah, Yongnuo is just using Canon's old Patents that have expired after 20 years"

That's the point isn't it? Canon is still producing the same 85mm F1.8 that they did 25 years ago. 25 Years! If someone else starts making something similar for 1/2 the price, maybe, just maybe canon will give us a similar update to the 85mm F1.8

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 01:53 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)

Really nice video review here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpLtv8b3UJk

TLDR: IQ does not match canon's wide open but is close when stopped down. Does not focus well using "live view" on the Canon's 60D or EOS-M3. Focus motor is noisy as heck (both could be an issue for video).

According to wiki the canon version was released in 1992.

25 years ago!

Maybe if canon had spent some effort improving the design instead of sitting on their buts churning out the same old ... stuff for 1/4 of a century a Chinese company would not be able to produce a knock off for 1/2 the price.

Good for youngon, I hope version 2.0 is even better, maybe the sleeping canon giant will take notice, roll over and put something more current out.....

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 15:11 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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)

No he hasn't used it otherwise he would not be recommending it for video.

It does not focus well with "live view" and the focus motor is noisy as heck:

https://youtu.be/KpLtv8b3UJk?t=155

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 15:09 UTC

It's not 18mm, but close. Casio has a 19mm capable compact, the Japan-only Casio ZR5000

http://www.casio-intl.com/asia/en/dc/products/ex_zr5000/

Nice dpreview discussion here:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4067649

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 07:37 UTC as 11th 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!

I love my EOS-M 1

Picked it up on clearance new with the 22mm for $200ish.

The funny thing is..... I was shopping for a 20mm-ish prime lens for my A6000 and given this camera with exactly the lens I was looking for was 1/2 the price of the sony 20mm with much better IQ it was a "no brainer".

Yeah it's slow but you deal with it. My A6000 is sometimes fast but I hate it (ergonomic nightmare) while I really enjoy using the EOS-M1. Also it's smaller than the A6000 so it's normally the camera I have with me walking about, while the sony stays shelved except for the days I'm shooting sports/action.

For hanging out with the family the EOS-M is the clear winner. For example the A6000 can't take a picture while taking a movie so you have to choose which while the EOS-M (and just about every other camera/phone) will let you take a movie and snap a picture while filming.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Riddle me this:

I thought the simplified design of mirrorless cameras was supposed to lead to reduced cost.

Yet the T7i and EOS-M6 cost almost exactly the same (and the M5 is more expensive).

Any thoughts on which costs more to produce? Is the EOS-M6 cheaper to produce than the T7i but they are hoping that the compactness sells and translates into more $$$$?

Or is there something else about the EOS-M6 that puts it in the same price class as the T7i?

My theory: Canon does not want to gut rebel sales by releasing a camera with similar features that undersells the rebel line. If the EOS-M6 has higher margin/brings in more dollars than that's OK if they loose rebel sales but anything else would be a step backward. Sort of like when IBM was in the predicament that PC sales were killing their typewriter sales.

Oldcameras regarding " Mirrorless cameras require an EVF "

The M6 ships without and EVF. This is the stripped down model yet they are keeping the price the same as a much more complex DSLR.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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Quantum Scientist: For about the same price you can get the new Fuji X-T20. Fujifilm quality, EVF, and 4K.

For about the same price you can get an iphone 7plus. Apple quality, 4K bigger screen and it fits in your pocket!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 05:35 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)

Riddle me this:

I thought the simplified design of mirrorless cameras was supposed to lead to reduced cost.

Yet the T7i and EOS-M6 cost almost exactly the same (and the M5 is more expensive).

Any thoughts on which costs more to produce? Is the EOS-M6 cheaper to produce than the T7i but they are hoping that the compactness sells and translates into more $$$$?

Or is there something else about the EOS-M6 that puts it in the same price class as the T7i?

My theory: Canon does not want to gut rebel sales by releasing a camera with similar features that undersells the rebel line. If the EOS-M6 has higher margin/brings in more dollars than that's OK if they loose rebel sales but anything else would be a step backward. Sort of like when IBM was in the predicament that PC sales were killing their typewriter sales.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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KubeKube: Or just buy Sony A6000 - same features at half the price.

Question: Can the A6000 take a picture while taking a video?

Answer: No.

Surprise surprise the king of video can't even match my smartphone or 4 year old point and shoot......

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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jorgepr: More of the same. Buy it, Canon will thank you

"Fuji XT-20 has it all at the same price" fuji is $899 body only, canon $779. Does not look like much but it's a big difference for mom and pops looking for something. ...

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:49 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)
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Jefftan: It need a ultra wide that go 15mm not the current 18mm for the M system
Very important to a lot of people

15mm and 18mm big difference

Canon has a 15-45 EF-M kit lens.

Then if you have a few $$ there is the excellent EF-M 11-22mm one of the best APS-C ultrawides available for canon

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Doh!

As smartphones tear through the low end Camera manufactures are increasingly throwing everything at the very high end while ignoring the consumer friendly lower and middle ground or anything that does not fit into well defined higher level niches.

I so wish apple or LG (or whoever) would buy out canon or nikon and and let the DSLRs/MILC benefit from the massive $$ poured into smartphone camera development instead of competing head to head or in this case giving up and failing to compete.

I guess you could argue that did not work out so well for samsung but on one level it did. Before giving up they were releasing cameras with mind boggling very competitive specs that would have sold like hotcakes if they had a canon or nikon nametag on them.

While most are taking a nose dive, canon's remained profitable even though their compact camera sales shank by 44% last year....

Canon's profitable:
http://www.canon.com/ir/results/2016/rslt2016e.pdf

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:18 UTC

Doh!

As smartphones tear through the low end Camera manufactures are increasingly throwing everything at the very high end while ignoring the consumer friendly lower and middle ground or anything that does not fit into well defined higher level niches.

I so wish apple or LG (or whoever) would buy out canon or nikon and and let the DSLRs/MILC benefit from the massive $$ poured into smartphone camera development instead of competing head to head or in this case giving up and failing to compete.

I guess you could argue that did not work out so well for samsung but on one level it did. Before giving up they were releasing cameras with mind boggling very competitive specs that would have sold like hotcakes if they had a canon or nikon nametag on them.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 225th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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entoman: This seems to be a pretty damning review with regard to the AF performance, particularly if using third part lenses, which is often necessary due to the limited range offered by Sony. After this review, I don't think anyone in their right mind could accuse dpr of being biased towards Sony anymore.

Prior to reading the review, I was VERY seriously considering adding a Sony a99ii (and Tamron 90mm macro) to supplement my Canon 5DS-based system, but I now think it makes more sense to get a 5DMkiv for low light situations, despite it having only 30MP.

> After this review, I don't think anyone in their right mind could accuse dpr of being biased towards Sony anymore.

Sony can't AF properly and they still gave it 85%

That's only 2% less than the gold rated 5D MK4 where AF is all over the "pros" and the main "cons" are video related.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:27 UTC

Wow. Nice pictures and it looks like a very capable camera. The last gasp of the minolta/sony era and it's going out with a bang.

Betcha you were the only pro there shooting sony?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:10 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)

Oosting Ousted!

You have to of at least considered that title?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 01:08 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: how's the size of this compare with the Canon SL-1?

I'm guessing with the EOS-M love we've seen lately we won't get an SL-2 so it would be nice if someone else made an alternative....

Just looked it up, it's a lot bigger than the SL-1 (Canon 100D). In size, according to the specs, this is exactly the size of canon's rebel series. Doh. A bit disappointing if this is Pentax/Ricoh's best compact effort:

KP: 5.2 x 3.98 x 2.99″
SL-1: 4.61 x 3.58 x 2.72
T6I: 5.2 x 3.98 x 3.07"

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

how's the size of this compare with the Canon SL-1?

I'm guessing with the EOS-M love we've seen lately we won't get an SL-2 so it would be nice if someone else made an alternative....

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:40 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Not a bad article but you fail to answer "what lens should I buy next?"

A more appropriate title would be "Lens primer for first time owners"

I get that, it's just that the title does not match the content; it's a great tutorial on lenses for the newcomer but includes no specific recommendations.

Here's an article that delivers on the "first lens you should buy" title with specific recommendations for each type of photography.

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-first-canon-lenses-you-should-buy/

You are trying to cover everything/all vendors which is a bit more challenging but one way to address that would be a table listing type of photography on the X axis, vendor/system on the Y axis then fill it out with staff pick for first lens. Or start with this article covering the lens basics for beginners then branch off into vendor specific articles with specific recommendations.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

Not a bad article but you fail to answer "what lens should I buy next?"

A more appropriate title would be "Lens primer for first time owners"

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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