bluevaping

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ThatCamFan: I am sorry but They're scoring has become 100% null and void to me when they gave they're dxomark one camera the highest score a camera had ever gotten at the time and it was a 1" sensor.

I have to mostly agree. The DxoMark general measurement graphs are slightly useful, but score not so much. So if Nikon and DxoMark partnered up and made a Nikon D3400 DxoMark edition, it would out score this $40k+ Camera with SuperRAW.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 04:29 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

It's not even just camera size between mirrorless and entry level DSLR's it's about the target consumer. Just look at image resource website D5500, and Exposure tab. Scroll down to backlit portrait shoot. The live view with auto face detection nails a better exposure vs auto phase detection focus points. So if your novice user you see slow live view as better option with more keepers in some situations. A real dual system could be interesting.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:34 UTC
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princecody: So Olympus EM1 Mark II & Panasonic GH5 don't produce professional results 🤔

Dark Churches, haha. Your not allowed to use lights or strobes sir. Please no ultra fast prime lens sir. What is the slowest zoom lens do you have? Not conservative enough and too fast for this church, sir. What about this Sigma SD Quattro? Oh my, I do declare...

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "JPEGs offer typically good 'Canon color" -DPR

"JPEG color rendition remains a staff favorite" -DPR

For JPEG shooters, this is a make-or-break consideration. Some competing brands of cameras just don't cut it in this area.

@Vanitas red is not the issue. I didn't say you couldn't work around the saturation thing. Still doesn't help with color shift with green.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "JPEGs offer typically good 'Canon color" -DPR

"JPEG color rendition remains a staff favorite" -DPR

For JPEG shooters, this is a make-or-break consideration. Some competing brands of cameras just don't cut it in this area.

I have had the M5 for a few days now. I find the JPEG color rendition to be just ok due to color shift and lack of saturation and the JPG engine to be a mixed bag leaving room for editing or something. It's even harder to judge JPGs due to the overall high contrast viewfinder. The files are very editable in paint by numbers Adobe way. * JPEG files strongly edited to taste.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 added to studio scene comparison tool (87 comments in total)
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rrccad: I"m seeing blue shifting in low light is that tungsten wb aka .. ACR issues?

Seen that with the A6000 and NX1,etc sensors / cameras as well on this studio comparison.

I am seeing the shift at low ISO and with both lighting effects too. I said the metering was average at best with the samples pictures. And yes that means using the JPG engine with it to deliver photos. What are the official specs of the metering system? JPG engine or metering. It's the same as Canons best. Kind of, but not really. Compare the blue color checker with even the 80D. Tho, I am not seeing the huge difference in Raw. Maybe a fixable issue.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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Samuel C: Excellent work, but with the prevalence of conspiracy theorists, know-nothing wiki-experts, and extremely short attention spans it behooves writers or, in this case commenters, to provide context.
First, to Carey I once again must say your skill is unmatched by your peers. You are surrounded by good photographers, but I always view images without attribution first just to be objective, and when I go back through I find the vast majority of images I feel are interesting or even moving belong to Carey.
To those criticizing noise performance, notice many images have a negative 2/3 exposure compensation which then have shadows lifted in post. M5 noise is amazing and dynamic range will make even HDR sado-masochists happy.
To those yammering about correcting color in post using RAW files I suggest they try it. Color capture, even in RAW, is a function of the color filter array optics. Rebalancing color after the fact is a pain, and even with calibration tools not always effective.

While excellent work, I will have to test it differently. I am going to saturate the hell out of this camera and sensor and see the results. How does the JPG engine handle slightly blowout highlights. I am going to bring the noise and make Tony Northrup cringe.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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bluevaping: General results look like a average point and shoot metering system with fair to average zoom lens and the good 22mm. I guess it's good that the usability of the M5 seems well thought out and users have access to other EOS lens. Your going to need one or both.

Don't get me wrong. I have this M5 on preorder. It's been years since I have owed a Canon camera. Now I see why. Not sure autofocus is enough to justify my order. Usual metering, that is a cop out from 2012. Steak and Oranges? There is no grill marks on this steak and the orange is mess. Where is the paper towels?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 23:19 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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crashpc: As usual, with basic JPEG processing, grass looks like ugly mush. ISO performance is okay, but I still wonder If I shouldn´t jump to FF... Decisions, Decisions!

In reality fair to average quality lens, AA filter sensor, average metering and JPG engine, slightly soft focus or wrong depth of field and this is the results you get.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)

General results look like a average point and shoot metering system with fair to average zoom lens and the good 22mm. I guess it's good that the usability of the M5 seems well thought out and users have access to other EOS lens. Your going to need one or both.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1296 comments in total)

If this E-M1 Mark II was a sword it would be a like a rapier. Many shooting situations are brute force only options with comparable cameras, like a broad sword. Sure there cheaper cleavers that could do a certain job. If you need finesse options they are limited alteratives. Another sleeper hit from Olympus. Enjoy the holiday DPReview staff.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 164th comment

I am interested in the composite High Res 25 MP results. I think it might balance contrast & detail versus just high resolution. Looking good. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 13th comment
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (302 comments in total)

None. Nikon j5. Audio options are just as limited for video, deal killer. Viewfinder cost for one lens. PDAF autofocus for stills and decent colors at bargain price wins.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 05:58 UTC as 69th comment | 12 replies

The SD Card slot is the least of my concerns with the latests laptops. My next camera is going to have a USB type C transfer. They could have added just one freaking One USB 3.0 Type A to there whole lineup from MacBook to MacBook Pro and there would be less freaking bitching. Keep the current ports and add that one USB Type A for legacy reasons and it also solves the lack of ports for most models too! And come on Phil just because it has a retina display doesn't make it Pro model for $1500. They could have made an air with the normal SRGB old retina, with smaller force trackpad, last generation PCIE SSD, old keyboard and used the same body of the Pro. And said if your photographer or multimedia type you should be looking at Pro model with more power and ports and higher gamut display. I can't recommend $1500 Pro model with 3 connections compared to 6 for outgoing Air, for person that use MS Word most of the day. Going half of the physical connections doesn't make sense Phil!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:46 UTC as 332nd comment | 1 reply

Looking forward to more information beyond the spec. sheet and extreme weather sample pictures. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 61st comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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j900: Just watched the Surface Studio intro video. Wow, Apple nailed it again, they're really at the forefront of innovation, always. And that Microsoft logo at the end - brilliant joke.

Seriously - Steve had these dogmatic positions on things, which turned out fruitful at the end because the guy was a visionary. Like separating iOS and the macOS, for instance, one for touchscreen and one for classic computer work. But Steve no longer is, and integrating computer and touchscreen no longer appears a productivity-killing idea.

In this context, the Touchbar is not much more than a half-baked attempt at encompassing a tiny fraction of the Surface Studio potentialities, and Apple feels like they're behind for good, just like they felt in the late 90's.

I was in focus group that covered this idea. Cool gimmick. Keyboard is in the way in the video. At your desk, put your hands past your keyboard, now raise your arms about 6- 8" above your keyboard, now keep them there for only about half an hour. Right... Now imagine selecting small icons and drop down menus. Ergonomic nightmare, were are the adjustable armrests. You will be switching from ceramic coffee cups to paper cups after the first repair. No heavy objects allowed in computer room. lol

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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XeroJay: I can't believe the hate on here... I'm truly dumbfounded by the number of people here who don't see the value in TB3. Oh well, give it a year and they'll all be hating on MS's new ridiculously overpriced surface studio when it can't run any of the Thunderbolt or even USB-C devices that will have taken over the world by then. Not to mention the speed of the storage options that TB3 already offers...
You know what, in going to set a reminder to revisit this thread in a year's time.

The new ports are sort of great. But, the non touch bar model only comes with 2 new ports. A recent MacBook Air had 1 Thunderbolt, 2 USB, and Power. That is 2 few ports for $500 more on a pro model. Three should have been the minimum. People do things offline or away from US fast broadband speed. You can't rely on cheap knock off cables or adapters yet. No official type C hub on Apple store.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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XeroJay: I can't believe the hate on here... I'm truly dumbfounded by the number of people here who don't see the value in TB3. Oh well, give it a year and they'll all be hating on MS's new ridiculously overpriced surface studio when it can't run any of the Thunderbolt or even USB-C devices that will have taken over the world by then. Not to mention the speed of the storage options that TB3 already offers...
You know what, in going to set a reminder to revisit this thread in a year's time.

I like the way you think. Not ultrabooks with 15w processors, which is good. This is still some old Apple BS revenue strategic. Feels like they are trying to sudo make up all lost of revenue sub $1000 market they are giving up with accessories. They could transition the ports easily. It's not like a big floppy drive that takes up the whole side of the machine. There is room for 1 USB type A port on all the releases. I will set my reminder for about two years from now.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (152 comments in total)
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bmwzimmer: EOS M5 does have a certain charm to it. If I was to recommend an all around camera for someone like a soccer mom who doesn't know photography very well and also likes to shoot some video, I'd highly recommend the M5. This is the same customer who will never use anything other than the kit lens and perhaps add a slow telephoto and shoot in Auto all the time. It will likely outsell the next closest competitor 5:1 if not more as this camera will be available at every Costco/Walmart/Target

@bmwzimmer
That only the low in my friend. Nice try. 80D fits your time frame and is $1649 for the double kit now.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (152 comments in total)
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bmwzimmer: EOS M5 does have a certain charm to it. If I was to recommend an all around camera for someone like a soccer mom who doesn't know photography very well and also likes to shoot some video, I'd highly recommend the M5. This is the same customer who will never use anything other than the kit lens and perhaps add a slow telephoto and shoot in Auto all the time. It will likely outsell the next closest competitor 5:1 if not more as this camera will be available at every Costco/Walmart/Target

I give it to Canon marketing they know what sells. They looked at Olympus best sellers OMD-EM10(Europe/USA) and EPL7(Asia). M5 looks like a combo of both. They give you a camera that costs double the price of one. I guess they figure your getting two cameras in one you might as well pay double. They just want to slow down the bleeding from mirrorless. Wrong market, Canon T6 double lens kit is $599 at Costco.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 17:10 UTC
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