TheEngineer

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Looks like a typical witchhunt. When recent history has shown one thing then its not to blindly trust any accusations. There is a reason why due process is, or well at least was, a thing...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 01:44 UTC as 38th comment
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supersteelman: this is why I dont ever buy into the nude art nonsense. its all a bunch of pervert guys wacking off to their screens while they turn the image to B&W saying its art.

Those pointing the finger and screaming the loudest are usually the worst offenders...

Just saying...

:-)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 01:42 UTC
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keeyoni: Yes its wrong for him to use is status and sphere of influence to coerce cooperation. I find Kim Kardashians reaction to be a bit disingenuous in light of her support of a President who pretty much engaged in very same behavior.

Coercion? I guess having to pay when you buy something is also coercion for some people...

:-)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 01:40 UTC
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chrissf: Looking in the comment section I get the impression that most dpreview users are perverts, who also don't see anything wrong here.
Reminds me of "Well she dressed too sexy, that is why she got raped"

Most dpreview users are perverts?

Does that include yourself?

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 01:37 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2410 comments in total)
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brownie314: I think DX is probably the smallest sensor size most sports togs are willing to live with. This oly looks interesting - but why wouldn't I get a D500 and some excellent Nikon glass?

Why? Because the technology in the E-M1X is so much superior that it cannot even be compared.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 08:10 UTC
On article Sony a7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6, which is best? (1235 comments in total)

In short:

1. Sony. Well done, though room for improvement.
2. Nikon. Worthy first try, even though some puzzling oversights (2nd card slot, etc.)
3. Canon. Worst video, bad dualpixel AF, worst banding, worst battery life, no ibis, most expensive lenses, questionable ergonomics choices, etc. All in all proof that technologically canon has become a has been.

Crazy how the mighty have fallen. Especially the fact that the Sony has 3 times as much battery rating than the Canon shows that they need to get back to the drawing board. But then since the eos-m has been technologically rather disappointing I doub't Canon can actually do anything better.

Well, people might claim that Canon sells good. Doesn't change the fact that technologically Canon is over.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2018 at 10:45 UTC as 76th comment | 9 replies
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EXkurogane: A camera is only as good as its lens ecosystem. Even with all the bashing from specwhores who memorised the spec sheets of cameras on the Eos R, i do think canon has a good future ahead.

I'm jealous of this and the F2 28-70, but it's not like i can afford it either.

A good camera body lets you take photos with ease. It assists, helps and makes the handling of an inferior lens easier and makes up for its shortcomings and consistently maximises your use of it.

A bad camera body is something you struggle with, has shortcomings and flaws that hinder you that prevent you from taking photos and no lens can compensate for that.

If you'd actually took photos with various lenses, brands, formats and quality of camera bodies and lenses you'd know that...

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2018 at 11:03 UTC

What people forget is that they need to consider the price of this lens.

It's 2300$!

For this price it *has* to be great and tbh. I actuallyexpected it to be better.

This lens costs twice as much as the dslr version and over 3 times as much as the nikon dslr version.

Again, instead of creating a convincing portfolio to get the ball rolling and build a good mirrorless rep, Canon milks the market with overpriced products.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 20:40 UTC as 15th comment | 16 replies
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EXkurogane: A camera is only as good as its lens ecosystem. Even with all the bashing from specwhores who memorised the spec sheets of cameras on the Eos R, i do think canon has a good future ahead.

I'm jealous of this and the F2 28-70, but it's not like i can afford it either.

You can have the best lens in the world but if you attach it to a potato you still won't make good photos...

;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 20:32 UTC
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Kona Mike: I bet that the real story with these new RF lenses, which no one is really talking about now, is the copy to copy consistency.

I've read a few articles over the last few years about how Canon was trying to improve build quality for better consistency between each actual lens. They are trying to design the lens and improve manufacturing techniques so each assembled lens is closer to the ideal optically.

It is one thing to have the greatest optical lens design on paper or even as a prototype. It is another thing entirely to build 20 thousand lens and have them all perform to their design potential. If you design a lens so it can be built with better tolerances and tool your factory for these better tolerances, you'll get better consistency. You can't just crack the whip on QA people, it has to be designed in.

copy to copy consistency?

For that price I get a handful of sony lenses of which one is bound to be better...

:-)

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 20:31 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: This is an interesting quote: 'One thing that is very clear [...] Canon has invested very heavily into developing the lenses of the R system. This level of engineering didn’t all happen in the last year, they’ve been working on this for quite a while.'

One, it means that Canon has been developing FF mirrorless for a while; they were not ignoring innovation or market trends, as some accused them of doing. They simply were taking the time to get it really right. Sometimes people think tech companies can conjure up all of these miraculous products overnight, as with the snap of a finger.

Two, it means they are taking their R system very seriously, and this will only mean other impressive RF lenses and higher end R bodies in the near future.

Three, what Canon and Nikon have done is create mirrorless mounts that set themselves up for the future and as time goes by we will see their advantages emerge moreso.

Hahahaha, not ignoring innovation or market trends?

They are the only one in the ff mirrorless game without ibis and decent video... if that is not only ignoring trends but sleeping at the wheel, then I don't know...

In the end: an overpriced sub-par camera is still an overpriced sub-par camera...

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 20:27 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 Review (1158 comments in total)
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The Fat Fish: IBIS, modern BSI sensor and great full frame 4K for $2000? Great release from Nikon.

Most Canon glass is old but these days Nikon lenses are better than Canon lenses .

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 20:11 UTC
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Oskar P: This fits with NPD sales numbers.

And it really makes sense. Canon has the best lenses. It's not even close. And it is lenses that drive which camera people buy and rent.

This is why 49% if ILCs sold are Canons.

I disagree. Canon has good lenses, but the best? No.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 17:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3298 comments in total)
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mgblack74: OMG it’s a bloodbath here. I have a friend who is a full time wedding pro. He just sold/traded in his two very used and very abused 5DIII’s and went all in with 2 R’s with adapters. He loves them. Absolutely loves them. Sam Hurd, a fairly influential wedding photog out of Washington DC just sold his Nikon DSLRs and went all in with the Canon R system. I recently tried it and then 24-70 f/2 and that lens is a revelation. 70mm f/2 is like having a 50 1.2 on the end of a zoom lens. So it’s not all doom and gloom for Canon. My friend has adapted to the way a mirrorless operates and specifically the idiosyncrasies of the R. He’s one guy but for every10 people that bemoan it’s operation, there are a hundred that are quite happy and don’t have time to post the positive on line.

I have a friend who is a full time wedding pro. He just bought 10 EOS R. While carrying them he fell down a flight of stairs and the cameras cushioned his fall. Those things are lifesavers. That alone should raise the rating to 85%!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2018 at 20:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3298 comments in total)
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SwampYankee01: At least Nikon has a great sensor to offset some 1st generation immaturity. As always Canons sensors are 2nd best so there really is nothing to distinguish this camera. I guess they sell enough cameras so a 2nd rate sensor is not a big worry to Canon. Glad I left them years ago

Canon color is way overrated. Tbh I don't even like it (it looks a bit off to me) after experiencing all the other companies color sciences, but I do think that is quite subjective.

And their sensors are just plain sub-par. Everybody knows this by now.
I think Canon should either greatly improve their sensors or just use Sony sensors. It sucks if a certain technology is created by only a single company. But it still beats using an inferior piece of technology that holds the rest of your products back.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 23:54 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3298 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: To keep in perspective. Sony wasn't perfect first time either. Now they do very well. I think Canon and Nikon will do very well too. Just give them time.

By the time Nikon and especially Canon will do better, Sony will be even better. Sony is not sitting idle and it appears Canon will always be hampered by their subpar sensors.

I think it would be hilarious if Panasonics first mirrorless ff camera outmatches Nikon's and Canon's offerings... :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 23:49 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3298 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: This experiment by Canon clearly failed, but it will still sell in the millions. 😉

You know the saying: .... a million flies can't go wrong.

Bon appetit! 😉

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 23:44 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3298 comments in total)
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Photoman: 79% is not bad for Canon's "First" serious attempt. I'll get one second hand when it is cheap as a 5DMKII.

Well, a mere 79% is a horrible rating for Canon's long awaited and highly anticipated first foray into the fullframe mirrorless market.

It practically means: Don't buy!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 23:41 UTC

I guess the R stands for Rubbish...

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2018 at 10:33 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies
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Thoughts R Us: This new R appears to have class leading ergonomics and feel. Too many people discount that but real users value that. People want their cameras and indeed all of their devices to provide a great user experience. Apple has understood that better than any company and used that to become the most valuable on the planet.

Specs don't matter if you don't enjoy using something.

A turd is a turd, no matter how well you can hold it :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2018 at 10:30 UTC
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