Malikknows

Malikknows

Joined on Jan 14, 2012

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Shunda77: Boycott the b@stards.
They deserve to take a massive hit for this and no amount of lying can hide that fact that their bean counting and marketing department created this plan to boost sales at the expense of their loyal customers.
At least with their competitors you can buy a new battery for 20 bucks (or less) and do it yourself whenever you like.

Fran’s, hilarious to hear that kind of idiocy from a German! Tell me, Franz, why do Germans hate Europe so? Every few decades or so they try to destroy it. First by war, now by unrestricted immigration, all in the service of one failed ideology or another. Get your own house in order.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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Michael Ma: Was this made for the Canadian military? That would explain the excellent condition of this camera.

What an idiotic thing to say, RolliPoli. Outcome of WWII apparent in December 1941? You should take your own advice and learn some military history.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And how did this bit of touristing and nightsky photography aid Puerto Rico in recovery from the devastation of hurricane? Don't answer: "monies spent at the hotel went to locals"?

What did José Francisco Salgado do about restoring the electric grid, and citizen's access to potable water? If he can't say, he really shouldn't have visited PR.

Virtue signalling and getting your facts wrong. Nice.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
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KubeKube: At this price levels Apple should throw in a free bitcoin to attract enough customers.

Apple is the new Leica.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On article Teardown: Sony a7R III weather sealing examination (42 comments in total)

I wonder if weather sealing on the level of pro Canon and Nikons would add much bulk and weight and that is why Sony is reluctant to do so. My guess is no, but surely it would have some effect. Mirrorless puts such pride in lightness and compactness that even a mm or two would be bad.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

Loved this article, thanks Barney! Yes, quality and simplicity have their champions.

An M10 is out of my price range but I tried a (perhaps) poor alternative and learned something important about my own style/priorities. I used a Sony A6500 with a Voigtlander M mount (with adaptor) 21mm f4, using focus peaking, for 2 weeks doing the tourist thing in Hong Kong. Loved it! But I have to confess I missed my zooms more than I anticipated, and my autofocus a bit. That cured me of Leica lust somewhat.

All the best, Malik

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 21:49 UTC as 97th comment

I'm switching from the PS and LR for Affinity Photo. Simply don't want to pay month by month with no end in sight.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 15:35 UTC as 41st comment | 27 replies
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Gesture: No way to enforce, but it makes more sense that any batteries be removed and hand-carried and let the batteryless items be allowed in cargo.

Tough to take the battery out of an iPad or many other devices.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
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vadims: Michael Reichmann, who shot Hasselblads, top PhaseOne MF backs etc. once complained on his LL site that camera phones became too good and got himself some cheap ($20?) toy camera making 1Mp or so images, just to have some fun with it.

One thing I miss since film days is a sense of wonder I had while developing film and then printing it (I was always doing that myself): what would come out of that shot? And that shot? For that reason, I'm still thinking about getting a digital camera with just an optical viewfinder, w/o any LCD at all. Leica M-D obviously fits the bill, but only metaphorically; a wee bit too expensive for that sort of use... ;-)

I'm not saying Y35 is for me; those cartridges are, well, bonkers. But I wouldn't judge anyone who'd buy Y35 for fun, let alone call them "fools" (as Mr. Murabayashi did). Anyone who even mentions image quality while discussing Y35 is simply clueless; it's all about fun. And anyone who tries to tell me what is and what in't fun may go to hell.

"And anyone who tries to tell me what is and what in't fun may go to hell."

Wow, a bit of an extreme view there, no?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 09:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (572 comments in total)
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armandino: Great little camera, but as usual by Canon overpriced and underwhelming specifications. Sony A6000 is 3 years old, costs less and does a lot more, and it is a lot smaller too.
Sure people will say, but how about the lenses? Of course! That is why Canon is ripping you off, using its name and ecosystem to leverage an overpriced product. A small plastic box with a pentamirror in it and bottom end technology in it should be far cheaper.

@Armandino: Canon is simply not the company you want them to be. Choose someone else. Canon is playing its role very well, imho. It has the best brand in photography, and that does not require it to have leading edge technology. Other market leaders behave similarly in other markets (Rolex, Toyota, Apple). None of these companies have the best tech in their markets, but they all get the job done and are utterly reliable.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 15:09 UTC

Bravo, this needed saying, Allison. Esp this bit, relative to DSLR's:

"They're big, confusing and come with a significant learning curve. Camera manufacturers have been able to sell cameras to somewhat unwilling customers because they alone held the keys to better images."

Yet when this exact point has been made by others on the site, they are attacked. "If you don't like the features, don't use them," they say. Yet this misses the point. The cel phone interface is easy and intuitive. Until DSLR's offer a similar experience (short of a Leica price tag), they will be increasingly challenged by phones.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 332nd comment | 8 replies
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Jonathan Brady: Between this reticle and the review, it's pretty clear where DPR stands on the 6D Mark II... Unless you're IN LOVE with Canon or are looking for a backup body, then pass on the 6D Mark II. Better choices are the 80D (better value = invest in lenses) or another brand's entry or even mid level FF (because the price is the same or lower for better tech/results).
I have to agree. In terms of benefits for consumers, the 6D Mark II is a rather narrowly targeted camera. Very few people are better off choosing it over something else. Unfortunately, most people won't bother to educate themselves regarding the options and/or they're so married to the brand that they can't wrap their heads around the fact that they're paying more for less.

I think there is a bit more to it, Jonathan. Canon's brand says reliability, usability, and trustworthiness, traits difficult to evaluate by DPR. These branding traits mean a lot to most consumers, far more than features they will likely not fully appreciate anyway. Enthusiasts like us and the folks at DPR value these features immensely and make our selections based on them. But most folks don't. Hence why Canon and Toyota are market leaders.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 04:33 UTC

Nice story. I'm an ultralight backpacker who gave up on my ilc (Sony a6000) and now use an iPhone as most photos while hiking are in good light. Also, the iPhone is weather sealed, a handy feature outdoors.

Question is, do you believe the photos were worth the weight of your Pen F?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1130 comments in total)
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entoman: Jack of all trades but master of none? A good choice for the general photographer perhaps, but not for anyone with a specialised interest such as sports, wildlife, landscape, weddings, street photography or portraiture (what does that leave?).

Nikon's D750, already long overdue for an update, is better in almost every respect (apart from video), and is considerably cheaper.

So, sorry Canon, I won't be recommending it to anyone, despite being a Canon 5DS and 5DMkiv user myself.

HowaboutRAW: Seriously, google is your friend:

https://nikonrumors.com/2017/07/13/important-nikon-expands-the-previous-d750-shutter-problem-recall-newer-cameras-could-also-be-impacted.aspx/

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1130 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Wow, a first - no dpreview silver Award, and especially also not a gold Award. The 6D Mk. II does have into the End, inferior performance compared to it's competition.

Not meaning it's a bad DSLR, just not exactly good enough for its performance and price range. I've handled more then twice the past years the original 6D, and always disliked the somehow more mushy, rear Scrollwheel, and less defined Buttons, compared to the original 10D to 50D, 5D series.

A great DSLR doesn't life by it's Sensor performance all alone, the whole System (AF Module, Sensor, Haptics, Electronics, Optic (OVF coverage & Quality) etc. needs to play as a whole great together.

Whileas the D750 isn't the direct competition for the 6D Mark II (the D610 is), it's being a bit long into the tooth, waiting for being replaced by a D760 or other successor, it's still a lot cheaper & also better from IQ, AF & performance than the 6D II.

In Germany, the 6D II is (almost) 400 EUR more expensive as the D750 Body.

An often neglected are of performance and one difficult for DPR to assess is reliability. Nikon products, esp. the D750, have been plagued with reliability issues and recalls. Canon does better on this. That is important to many consumers, perhaps more so than some of the performance metrics so important to DPR and the worthies posting here.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 07:34 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1130 comments in total)
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entoman: Jack of all trades but master of none? A good choice for the general photographer perhaps, but not for anyone with a specialised interest such as sports, wildlife, landscape, weddings, street photography or portraiture (what does that leave?).

Nikon's D750, already long overdue for an update, is better in almost every respect (apart from video), and is considerably cheaper.

So, sorry Canon, I won't be recommending it to anyone, despite being a Canon 5DS and 5DMkiv user myself.

Well, the D750's reliability problems should be mentioned. Several recalls. The Canon will likely prove rock solid, reliability-wise.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 04:39 UTC

The internet is putting millions of people out of work. Why should photographer's be any different? Adapt or die. No one cared when other craftsmen and entire industries became technologically obsolete. All this moralizing is missing the point.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 38th comment
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Zigmont: Meanwhile, 40,000 Americans died in car accidents in 2016 and 8,800 people have died so far in 2017 from gun violence. But hey, you got to have your priorities, after all, terrorists are scary.

Nothing proves your point better, jnd, than going through Tel Aviv. No terrorism and no nonsense. They profile. Time we began doing so.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 13:22 UTC
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CaMeRa QuEsT: So, 3 years on and Canon can't make the 6DMKII competitive against the D750? Why bother then? Oh boy, is this camera gonna get spanked!

Noogy is right. The D600 was a debacle.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 01:50 UTC
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Marty4650: Nice photos. Well written article too.

I really think Canon EOS M is the real sleeper in the MILC world. This is a very capable camera that is only hampered by being priced way too high, and having such a limited selection of native AF lenses.

Once those two issues are resolved, it may end up being the dominant crop sensor MILC format, due to the huge installed base of Canon users, their brand loyalty, and the overall competence of Canon in engineering, design and marketing.

Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic should be very grateful that Canon chooses to price EOS M cameras and lenses so high.

Not without a viewfinder, it isn't.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 18:17 UTC
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