keeponkeepingon

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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? (296 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? (296 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 35th comment | 2 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (296 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: what this article does not say is the obvious , every pro and serious enthusiast and newbie on the right path will own or seek to own a simple fast inexpensive prime .. if ones photo gear were a toolkit , a prime would be like a hammer or screwdriver or pliers......essential to have .... i dont care what kind of photographer you are or aspire to be , at least one good prime is absolutely necessary to own, period.

i believe is usefulness and value are without question , it expands available light shooting in a way even fast very expensive zooms cannot by sometimes 4 ,8 or more times the light of a kit zoom... it also offers good subject isolation when its needed

i do not understand why it isnt the first reccomendation for a next lens for newbies with a kit zoom only

Good point but everyone is different and shoots different stuff.

For myself I wish I purchased canons fabulous 10-18 before my 50mm F1.4. While the 50mm has great IQ the focal length is a PITA to deal with indoors, it is a focal length I have covered with the kit lens and F1.4 is a dangerous way to chase lowlight photography for a beginner (micro thin DOF and moving subjects plus a beginner = tons of trash).

The 10-18 otoh "just works", gives me a totally new perspective and is an instant ticket out of that no-mans kit lens smartphone land of 18-50mm focal lengths.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:12 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1640 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: For the pixel peepers note that the test scenes are shot with an adapter using a lens designed for film almost a quarter of a century ago.

I believe this is the only mirrorless system tested by dpreview tested using an adapter and such a cheap ($350ish) / ancient lens. By contrast the sony APS-C systems get tested with a modern $1000 chunk of zeiss glass.

I'm not insinuating any bias, just pointing out that when you compare you are not only comparing sensors/cameras but different generations and classes of glass.

RubberDials

Thanks for the chuckle to lighten my day. I don't find it depressing but find it hilarious that you took the time to post and argue about a few mm.

Your measurements are way off or you are including parts that disappear when attached to the camera.

Here is what canons full frame 50mm looks like on my EOS-M compared to my desingned for APS-C 50mm SELF18 on my A6000. As you can see the canon WITH the adapter attached is roughly the same size as sony's not so compact designed for a compact system APS-C 50mm Prime. (I own and use all of them, a bit different than just googling/posting specs)

http://camerasize.com/compact/#351.471.2,535.87,ha,t

The A6000 is probably the last Sony I'll own and part of the reason is the lack of love for quality compact lenses for the sony APS-C bodies.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 09:32 UTC
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breivogel: No 24mm and no EVF - deal breaker for me. At least they fixed the slow Raw speed.

I don't expect an EVF in a pocketable cam and the ones I've had with an EVF or OVF have been so horrible I never used them.

I'm even one of the few that hates the EVF on my A6000. Oh I use it on sunny days but the eyecup is horrible, and for every sunny day that it's useful there's a ton of times that it accidentally turns off my LCD messing up a shot (no way to turn the auto switch to EVF feature off on the A6000).

The 24mm though I have mixed feelings on. It's really too wide for a lot of things, but because thats where the camera powers on a lot of my quick snaps end up at 24mm (Talking as a sony 16-50 owner). Ideally I'd like a camera that lets me set a 28mm focal lenght then go wider if needed.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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willemd nl: I have the G9X Mk1. I love it, but this is a good upgrade, because it fixes the original's major flaw: it takes like 2 or 3 seconds to shoot single RAW photos.

For me, all comparisons with the Sony RX100 series are irrelevant. The Canon fits in my regular jeans pockets, which the Sonys do not.

Then nice thing about a truely pocketable camera such as this is you can put it in a little pouch and it will still fit nicely in your pocket. Try to put a pouch around your RX100mkV and see how it feels/looks in your pocket.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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princecody: Better than Panasonic LX10?

Better at fitting in your pocket (over 1 centimeter thinner) and better at leaving an extra $200 in your wallet.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#688,697

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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CaPi: A mixed response to this updated version.
TheVerge is rather frustrated by the recent incremental improvements by the classic vendors and states "Canon’s G9X Mark II is another unnecessary sequel".
Might want read that..
I can identify with the general statement not with the particular one.
Check here on DPr I see the mixed response is ongoing.
I do think this is an improvemnt.. would I invest? No.

Gosh the verge for photography reviews though. Not sure what that site is good for but it sure isn't camera reviews....

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Terribly slow lens presumably as soft as the first generation, no 4K, no 24mm, no tilt LCD, 1/2,000 max shutter, no viewfinder option, and contrast-only AF. Why bother with a MK II?

I get that it's a couple mm's smaller than some other cameras, but if you don't care about performance or features, why not go smaller yet with a smartphone or different P&S? It seems like a very awkward middle-ground with few redeeming qualities other than being a hair smaller than some other much more capable cameras.

Even the Sony RX100 (original version from 5 years ago) looks to be a better camera.

I'm curious why you think the RX100 is better? This camera seems to out spec it in every way.

Regarding the lens for me these point and shoots normally live on the widest settings. The zoom is a nice to have but rarely used so for me the lens is plenty fast enough at F2.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
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teos: Technically it looks not as strong as competitors, BUT IQ wise I definitely prefer Canon compacts, especially it produces way better amazing results in Auto mode, I love the dynamic range, clarity and color palette very much.

I'm curious what 500ish competitors you are referring to?

Sure the latest RX100s outspec it but they are bigger, clunkier and twice as expensive.

What else is better at this size with these features for a similar price?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 14:22 UTC

If only it had 4k video it would be perfect!

How is this better than the free plugin that's been doing this for 2+ years?

Thanks!

http://www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 08:49 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1640 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: For the pixel peepers note that the test scenes are shot with an adapter using a lens designed for film almost a quarter of a century ago.

I believe this is the only mirrorless system tested by dpreview tested using an adapter and such a cheap ($350ish) / ancient lens. By contrast the sony APS-C systems get tested with a modern $1000 chunk of zeiss glass.

I'm not insinuating any bias, just pointing out that when you compare you are not only comparing sensors/cameras but different generations and classes of glass.

The 22mm F2 is quite servicable and sharp and native. Until the M5 it's what they used on the EOS-M studio scenes

"tells you all you need to know about this system,"

Here's the funny thing: The EF Full frame 50mm F1.8 with the EF-M to EF adapter attached is the same size as Sony's SEL50F18 or the full frame zeiss. That's right Canons Full frame DSLR 50 is smaller than sony's best efforts. So that should tell you all you need to know about sony lenses; they don't give a dang about the size.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1640 comments in total)

For the pixel peepers note that the test scenes are shot with an adapter using a lens designed for film almost a quarter of a century ago.

I believe this is the only mirrorless system tested by dpreview tested using an adapter and such a cheap ($350ish) / ancient lens. By contrast the sony APS-C systems get tested with a modern $1000 chunk of zeiss glass.

I'm not insinuating any bias, just pointing out that when you compare you are not only comparing sensors/cameras but different generations and classes of glass.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 07:39 UTC as 63rd comment | 10 replies
On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)

Bravo to sony for releasing a lens with decent IQ for a reasonable price.

Input for dpreviewers:

As a sony user I'm most interested how this lens compares to the A mount equivalent.

That lens has much better ergonomics, similar price, better build, fabulous IQ and should work well with the latest sony's with an cheap adapter (and with older sony's with an expensive adapter).

I'm also curious how it compares to the Minolta AF Macro 50mm F/2.8. Same optics but can be had used for $150 most days but I'd leave that for the user comments....

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 10:20 UTC as 5th comment
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (213 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: If it's your gear of the year why don't you give it a @#!$@!@ proper review??????

Because it's not sony?

You act all hurt and confused when folks claim you have a sony bias yet you reviewed the:

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 V2
Sony RX100 V3
Sony RX100 V4
Sony RX100 V5

But Canon comes out with a proper RX100 competitor (that's actually pretty decent) and for 14 months you practically ignore it other than a roundup and an editor saying she lubs it. (by comparison the RX100 v5 review came out less than 1 month after the camera was announced).

Sigh.......

"She?"

LoL! For some reason I confused you with your momographer editor. Sorry but your name would be so perfect for a lady.

"why are you keeping score?"
This is the first pocketable camera in awhile that I've been interested and in this case the score is so lopsided. Every single pocketable sony 1" sensor camera reviewed 5 reviews, but canons first entry ignored?

For various reason I really really hate my A6000 and doubt I'd buy another sony.

"conclude that the video quality is lacking,"
Myself and many other photographers just don't care. We take pictures not videos. Gosh if they made a cheaper version with no video I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1158 comments in total)
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akjos: I was really close to pull the trigger... but then I came to my senses. Unless Sony produces even remotely reasonable lens line up for DX body whats the point. Glad i stuck with m43 . Home of awesome bodies and reasonably priced great selection of lenses... got 2 bodies and 2 great lenses for the price of one sony lol

". No sane company is going to invest heavily in crop lenses ".

Canon just came out with a new crop 10-18mm and a new crop 24mm prime. Both are just or good (or in the case of the 24mm much better) than the sony equivalents and 1/2 the price. Thanks canon!

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 17:57 UTC
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