Intermittentoverexposure

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On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (639 comments in total)

What I find odd is that they don't offer both a Bayer and a Foveon model. If they didn't, I'd buy the Bayer, basically right now. Sigma should just acknowledge that they're not a sensor company - they're a glass company. Sensor R&D is never going to play off for them. Roll that R&D into the camera body itself, buy the sensor from Sony, and give the world a top-notch FF mirrorless body to go with all that Sigma glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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Mike921: Specs look good, sure do. When/if the lens situation firms up they could be serious competition to Canon/Nikon. However, Cameras are such a small part of Sony corp. revenue, the product line can be eliminated in very short order should the balance sheet dictate (a la Samsung). Canon and Nikon have a lot more skin in the game.

I'm not a big Sony fan, but I don't know what you're talking about. They have a "holy trinity" on par with Canikon, they have massive selection available in the prime lens segment (Sony, Sony Zeiss, Zeiss Loxia/Batis, Voiglander, etc. etc.). They plugged the 70-300mm and 100-400mm gaps, and they even have a pretty good all-in-one option with the 24-240mm. What lens situation are you referring to? For that matter, this body will use Canon glass at near native speeds via adapter. Super telephoto sports lenses are a native gap, but definitely not a big challenge.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)
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attomole: Could be one of those landmark Cameras like the Canon AE1 or the Nikon D3. whilst not revolutioanry, put enough of the right key new tech features together as to change the market
The real world focusing performance will be key, not something that frequently lives up to the hype.

I don't think they would have released this body if they weren't confident it could match the other market leaders. If you look at the evolution of their AF subsystem, each release has demonstrated a real improvement at each step. This chain started with the A6000 (1st pdaf/cdaf hybrid), then the A6300/A7R2, and now the A9. The A6300 wasn't far off from the Canon 7Dii and in many shooting situations it was better IMO. I would be shocked if this body didn't match the performance of pro sports bodies.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (664 comments in total)

I think TCSTV guys nailed it - it's a great camera, HOWEVER it takes real skill to engineer the first DSLR with multiple grips and make ALL OF THEM suck.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 14:01 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1647 comments in total)

So it's basically impossible for a Canon body to get less than a silver award on DP. They basically cover the fact that this camera is inferior to every other MILC system camera, then give it a silver. LOL.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 92nd comment | 7 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (259 comments in total)
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laueddy: I like the M5, I think it is the camera I have been waiting for. Aside from my 2 large cameras (5DsR & 645Z), I have been wanting a slightly smaller camera that has decent AF capability (Ability to change AF Point location, Face-detection & AF Coverage). I tried an A7Rii, but I don' t like it. Difficult menu system, large heavy native lens, and don't work well with my existing Canon lenses. I purchased a SL1 for it's size, but the tiny viewfinder and AF Coverage just isn't sufficient for me. (Gave that camera to my dad).
Provided the M5 can addressed some of the weak points on the M1 & M3, I think I'll pick one up.

I suppose if you don't care that the feature set on this camera is vastly inferior to the competition, then yeah, this may be a fit. Given that it appears cost is not a major issue for you though, I would submit that the Fuji X-T2 or Olympus E-M1ii would be a far better choice. With those systems the Menus are much better than the Sony and you'll have a fully developed ecosystem. The Canon glass choices are weak at best. I owned the M1 & M3 and finally gave up. I own the E-M5ii Oly now and it's fantastic.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 17:29 UTC

This looks great. The only item I didn't see mentioned was star tracing like Pentax provides. I would love to see that, and it really should only require software options to do it.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:07 UTC as 110th comment

Frack. The same stupid swing-out screen as the E-M5 series. Newsflash: Nobody cares about selfies - vertical flip up/down is far nicer to use.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 129th comment | 12 replies
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Gray Photography: Pixel peeping taken to the extreme. A solution looking for a problem?

I fear DP Review has lost themselves in the world of examining belly button lint with a microscope.

None of this has anything to do with photography.

You're both wrong. Canon put this "feature" into the body. DPR is simply showing what it does. This technology has direct applications for high resolution shooting and can certainly impact large-scale (post-size+) prints. For that matter you're cropping 1/8th of a 30mpx frame to get a specific element then enlarging, this is also directly relevant.

Don't get so hung up on complaining about pixel peepers that you miss thinking about the real applications of a certain tech.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2150 comments in total)
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stevo23: Seems like a killer camera, well worth the wait.

But Canon's lineup has holes - no upgrade for the 6D, nowhere for a 6D owner to go but pro. They're leaving the serious hobbyist and amateurs with few choices.

Their lineup has holes - which is why my 6D and 4 "L" lenses were sold beginning of summer. I'm tired of Canon's blatantly gimping their product line, omitting ultra-basic features to protect their other models. We see it again here - the video spec for 4k is garbage. This "new" body can't even match the video quality of the GH4 which was released in spring of 2014 and is already about to be replaced at Photokina.

Canon is sabotaging it's own lineup to force upgrades by customers. They're competing with themselves, which is insane. With Sony set to release the A9 before the end of this year, and the X-T2 released by Fuji, it would appear Canon is sinking themselves.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2150 comments in total)
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stevo23: Seems like a killer camera, well worth the wait.

But Canon's lineup has holes - no upgrade for the 6D, nowhere for a 6D owner to go but pro. They're leaving the serious hobbyist and amateurs with few choices.

5D3 is a downgrade in ISO and has no wifi. Not a viable place holder.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: How the h3ll can dpreview give it an 80%? That's utter nonsense. Pretty much EVERY respected review site trashed this. It was named worst camera of the year on several.

@KrisAK

Rent it first, I did - it's not good. Most people commenting here haven't shot it. It's OK, at a $1000 price point. At the $2000 price point it's a f***ing ripoff. For that price you can get the Sony RX10m2 or 3 and have a bag of cash left over. The RX10x is better in almost every way. Canon has 422, so if you need 422, then that settles it. If you don't want to grade footage, then the skin tones on Sony may also be a concern. Other than those two items, the Sony is better in every way I know of.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

How the h3ll can dpreview give it an 80%? That's utter nonsense. Pretty much EVERY respected review site trashed this. It was named worst camera of the year on several.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 20:20 UTC as 59th comment | 9 replies
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Jonathan F/2: So nice of Fuji to keep updating their unfinished cameras.

What are you smoking? These are updates for lenses that didn't exist - how is that "unfinished"? For that matter, inside the same week you made the following two statements:

RE: The new 50mm FE

"M43 and Fuji are done. Budget Sony FE just drove the nail into the coffin of the small sensor format!"

RE: The GX85

"Camera. Of. The. Year. Good job Panasonic!"

Given contradictory statements like that, why would anyone give any weight to your opinions?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 13:13 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: I feel bad for the people that don't know any better that buy these. My mother-in-law has wanted a good camera for years. My father-in-law finally got her one for Christmas, a T5. The very same day I had my POS EOS-M over there to shoot xmas videos and pics. Even compared to the T5 (and now T6) the EOS-M is great, and the EOS-M itself is a POS. M-I-L didn't want to hurt her husband's feelings, so she kept the camera. It's gathering dust on a shelf, and likely never to be used.

I'm a Canon owner (5 figure investment), but for every user out there that gets a garbage product like this, Canon deserves to go down. They hurt newbie photogs by selling garbage cameras like this. I know, buyer beware, but to see what was a good company sustain itself with these tactics is pathetic.

@Joeseph Black

The demand on the Canon side for these ancient bodies is simply based on the name, from people that don't know any better, and those people would be far better off buying a modern MILC rather the T# series. I'm not a tech junkie - I was reporting on the experience of my MIL, and she is the exact target for this kit. When presented with a modern MILC, all joy at acquiring a T5 disappeared. I expect that to be a common experience.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: I feel bad for the people that don't know any better that buy these. My mother-in-law has wanted a good camera for years. My father-in-law finally got her one for Christmas, a T5. The very same day I had my POS EOS-M over there to shoot xmas videos and pics. Even compared to the T5 (and now T6) the EOS-M is great, and the EOS-M itself is a POS. M-I-L didn't want to hurt her husband's feelings, so she kept the camera. It's gathering dust on a shelf, and likely never to be used.

I'm a Canon owner (5 figure investment), but for every user out there that gets a garbage product like this, Canon deserves to go down. They hurt newbie photogs by selling garbage cameras like this. I know, buyer beware, but to see what was a good company sustain itself with these tactics is pathetic.

There is no reason in this day and age that a camera costing as much as the T5 doesn't have a touch screen, usable live-view AF, and better video.

@rrccad - yes, for all intents and purposes the 18mp sensor is the same between the T5 and the M. As far as skills, you're an idiot. I clearly stated my MIL is a newbie just learning, and that learning curve is a h3ll of a lot steeper on a camera lacking so many modern advancements.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)

I feel bad for the people that don't know any better that buy these. My mother-in-law has wanted a good camera for years. My father-in-law finally got her one for Christmas, a T5. The very same day I had my POS EOS-M over there to shoot xmas videos and pics. Even compared to the T5 (and now T6) the EOS-M is great, and the EOS-M itself is a POS. M-I-L didn't want to hurt her husband's feelings, so she kept the camera. It's gathering dust on a shelf, and likely never to be used.

I'm a Canon owner (5 figure investment), but for every user out there that gets a garbage product like this, Canon deserves to go down. They hurt newbie photogs by selling garbage cameras like this. I know, buyer beware, but to see what was a good company sustain itself with these tactics is pathetic.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 15:10 UTC as 141st comment | 6 replies
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Jim in AZ: I'm torn to what to purchase, D500 or the K1....sigh.

@PhotoUniverse - agreed, with any tech seeing is believing. I have used the X-T1 as well, both before and after FW4. I would describe it as horrible and then slightly better than horrible.

That being said, looking at those links I posted, it would have been impossible to get those results on an X-T1. Each MILC sensor revision has moved on-sensor phase detection a leap forward. Every indication is that this one is another. The latest with the A6300 using Canon adapted lenses looks crazy fast as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
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Jim in AZ: I'm torn to what to purchase, D500 or the K1....sigh.

@PhotoUniverse

Have you shot it yet? I don't think previous experience applies, based on the reviews coming in. The X-Pro2 is proving surprisingly useful for action photography. It had no problem at this low-light car race:

http://macleancomms.blogspot.cz/2016/02/x-pro2-does-rally-x-treme.html

And it doesn't seem to have a problem with pro soccer either:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDSPUrUKm-4

Granted, it may not keep up with the D500, but I expect it will keep up with the K1 in most use-cases, even out-shoot it depending on the situation due to the AF grid layout.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
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Jim in AZ: I'm torn to what to purchase, D500 or the K1....sigh.

Neither- go for the X-Pro2:)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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