ColdViking

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On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (443 comments in total)
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ColdViking: Betteridge's law of headlines: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."

@Barney Britton
>> The rest of what you wrote is just a matter of opinion

That's just your opinion.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
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wakaba: Superior doughnut? Compared to a current PC - This Apple is underpowered, slow, awful and limited OS. 900$ buys a PC Workstation with 3-10x The performance.

@Cameron R Hood
>> and I don't push my computer?

No, you don't. A software developer pushes his computer, on a day to day basis, more than all music and video editors push their computers collectively. Not because of resource usage but because a software developers can torment an operating system far more than any regular user can. I can intentionally crash your Mac with a single line of code if, for example, I am writing hardware drivers. It's trivial.

>> And I'm sorry but the whole world was in fear of Y2k, EXCEPT us Mac users

The Y2K bug was a problem in DATABASE software since in many DB designers had reserved six characters for storing dates. Such as 991210 to represent December 10. 1999. It wasn't an Operating System issue AT ALL, since all operating systems at the time used either the standard Unix way of representing a date or something similar. The standard Unix way of representing a date is safe until 2038. It had nothing to do with Win/Mac. You're just IGNORANT Cameron.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 09:06 UTC
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wakaba: Superior doughnut? Compared to a current PC - This Apple is underpowered, slow, awful and limited OS. 900$ buys a PC Workstation with 3-10x The performance.

@Cameron R Hood

>> I couldn't get it to run two days in a row without reinstalling
>> the whole freaking thing

Sorry, that's just nonsense. Or, perhaps you spent your days randomly re-formatting your HD, which is a dumb thing to do. I am a software developer and as such I push my computers far harder than you ever have, particularly back when Windows didn't run in protected mode, so single apps could easily bring down the whole system (as was the case on Mac at the time too).

>> And Y2K was EXCLUSIVELY Windows

Y2K was primarily a server problem for software written in COBOL on older machines from IBM, HP etc. It had nothing whatsoever to do with Windows, it had to do with old Unix, System/360, MVS, VAX/VMS etc. Please top talking about things where you have zero knowledge.

Also, and this is far more important, the Y2K problem wasn't an operating system problem, it was a DATABASE problem.

>> HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Time for your medications Cameron. You're losing it.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (443 comments in total)
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ColdViking: Betteridge's law of headlines: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."

@Barnney Britton
>> Very cute, but Betteridge's law only holds when it's a
>> question with an obvious answer

Actually, no, that is not when Betteridge's law holds. Betteridge's law holds when a journalist asks a question to which he knows the answer is "no". Wiki it.

>> In this case, the answer might well be 'yes' depending on
>> your circumstances.

As the journalist in this piece, and most of the people commenting on it, are fully aware, those circumstances probably do not exist.

1/ If you are looking for a not-super-expensive entry to FF, you're going to be (a lot) better off with a used 6D (or even a 5DII for that matter) and put some money into quality glass.

2/ If you already own a 6D, and you have a tiny amount of extra money, this is a non-upgrade, if you have real money, get a used 5Dmk3 instead.

3/ If you come from another system and want to get into Canon FF, well then you'd be nuts to get this one.

I seriously can't see any reason to buy this one.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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dialstatic: Thanks for this, DPR!

I was waiting for exactly this. I've been shooting my 7D2 for a number of years now, but my photography has shifted to stuff for which greater DR would be nice. As I'm not heavily invested in EF-S lenses (only the Sigma 18-35) I considered the 6D2.

It would be step down in terms of build quality, so for me, it came down to the swivel screen and the DR. This article decides it: I won't be buying the 6D2. I'll happily continue to shoot the 7D2 as I save up for a 5D4.

@Indik

>> even a full size DSLR + few lenses are much smaller than
>> a mirrorless + decent video rig

Yeah, but if you want to shoot video, a full size DSLR + a few lenses + a decent video rig is bigger and heavier than a mirrorless + decent video rig. On the other hand, there is frequently no need for the big rig stuff. You can do a lot of good video with the camera and some nice glass.

Also, on the mirrorless you can get decent manual focus glass, even old Canon stuff, that is far smaller and lighter than modern DSLR glass. I own a 100mm Nikon that I use from time to time, and it is smaller and lighter than a cheap'ish DSLR 50mm.

For video, manual focus is the game.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (443 comments in total)

Betteridge's law of headlines: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:25 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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wakaba: Superior doughnut? Compared to a current PC - This Apple is underpowered, slow, awful and limited OS. 900$ buys a PC Workstation with 3-10x The performance.

>> And Windoze computers were so bad, I stopped using them
>> in the 90's

Since you haven't used them since then, your comments are kinda dumb. They reflect the state of Windows twenty years ago. The operating system that is Windows today was written from scratch and has no components or resemblance to the Windows of the 1990s.

>> no Y2K scam on me

Now, if you think that Y2K had anything to do with Windows, you are just massively ignorant, but I'd also remind you that OSX, which you now run, is Unix, which not only had Y2K issues, it also *still* has a serious Y2038 problem. Once 2038 rolls around a lot of Unix software that deals with dates is going to think it is January 1st 1970.

To be more specific, any Unix based computer is going to think that the time following 19. January 2038, at 03:14:07 is January 1st 1970 at 00:00:01. So, you were saying?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:22 UTC
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wakaba: Superior doughnut? Compared to a current PC - This Apple is underpowered, slow, awful and limited OS. 900$ buys a PC Workstation with 3-10x The performance.

@Cameron R Hood

>> Windoze 95/98, the WORST software ever developed

That's a childish statement. Certainly Windows 95 had serious problems, but it had to run DOS software in addition to Windows software, and did a remarkable job. There is no 95/98/DOS legacy anywhere in Windows today.

>> work on Macs because they are bulletproof

Balderdash. My Mac Book Pro crashes every bit as often as my Windows machines. Neither of them crashes often.

>> this world is 80% Macs and growing

Actually, this isn't true. The Mac market experienced a decent amount of growth as iPhone developers moved in in droves, but its market share is again declining. Yes, it's still strong in the creative market, but even there it has been experiencing a drop. When FCPX was released video editors moved away from Apple in huge numbers, and Adobe sells more to Windows users than Mac users.

Also, have you seen the Surface Studio?

Your Balmer comment is childish. Grow up.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:11 UTC
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zorgon: I've owned and used many Dell computers in the past. The reason they're cheap is because they use the cheapest junk components possible. My university uses mainly Dell computers and we've had so many problems with them including an entire computer lab with failed cooling fans.
If you're looking for the best bang for the buck, or if you're a gamer, then absolutely get a PC, but some of us appreciate build quality, reliability, good design and an OS that doesn't change completely every couple of years.

@vdamjanovski

>> Windows OS is made to NOT run your software (you need to
>> confirm and enable all sorts of silly protections, but you are
>> still not protected !).

Sigh. That was true in 1997. That's twenty years ago. About the same time frame that has elapsed since Apple was an innovative company.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:01 UTC
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zorgon: I've owned and used many Dell computers in the past. The reason they're cheap is because they use the cheapest junk components possible. My university uses mainly Dell computers and we've had so many problems with them including an entire computer lab with failed cooling fans.
If you're looking for the best bang for the buck, or if you're a gamer, then absolutely get a PC, but some of us appreciate build quality, reliability, good design and an OS that doesn't change completely every couple of years.

@vdamjanovski

>> You are forgetting the OS and its handling of colours, gamma and
>> easy of changing screen resolutions

No, I am not, and since Windows 8 or so, Windows has surpassed the Mac in this regard. Both for calibration and for ease of use. This is particularly obvious in high DPI monitors where Windows now is better than OSX.

Also, if you consider iMacs, with their limited color gamut and mediocre color calibration performance, I am sorry, but you are quite wrong.

>> Apple was one of the co-creators of H.264

If you want to use an argument you should research it first. The two most influential people in creating the H.264 video standard was Thomas Wiegand from the Berlin University (I believe) and and Gary Sullivan from, badam, badam, badam, badam Microsoft. Now, Microsoft also worked on their own standard at the time VC-1, which arguably was superior to the H.264 standard, particularly as a streaming video standard.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:00 UTC
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lacix: I have built and used PC's for more than twenty years. When the first time had a chance to put my hand on a MAC, realized how much closer the system architecture is to me compare to the PC. - Five years past, all the frustration I had on PC, never really happened with me on the MAC. - We are wired differently, some likes PC some likes MAC. - Don’t put price tag on that!

@JJSo >> how convenient can you work with a system?

and there is a difference between OSX and Windows in that regard? I use both all the time. Some things are more convenient in OSX, others are more convenient in Windows. There is no winner here.

Remember, 1997 is quite a while ago.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 10:47 UTC
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paul cool: Really could be one reason money the others mentioned are just preferences
If money no object get the mac it is better and if you are upgrading parts why ?the cost becomes the same .
Also macs hold there resale value windows do not .
If you want touch screen get a ipad pro it will work better than any laptop

>> he has a point ipad for lightroom

Well, his point is this: I can do rudimentary adjustments on images with my iPad, and these will be synced with my Desktop (so that when I get home I can get real work done). That's not the same as doing real work on the road. My point still stands.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 10:45 UTC
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dialstatic: Thanks for this, DPR!

I was waiting for exactly this. I've been shooting my 7D2 for a number of years now, but my photography has shifted to stuff for which greater DR would be nice. As I'm not heavily invested in EF-S lenses (only the Sigma 18-35) I considered the 6D2.

It would be step down in terms of build quality, so for me, it came down to the swivel screen and the DR. This article decides it: I won't be buying the 6D2. I'll happily continue to shoot the 7D2 as I save up for a 5D4.

>> Blank slate: I'd probably go Sony at this point

I did, and I did so by selling all my Canon gear (and some M4/3 gear). It was worth it. In all but AF and menu system the Sonys blows my 5DIII and 6D away. For me it wasn't DR as such, but the fact that Canon decided to abandon the DSLR video market (I shoot about 50/50 images/video) and with the 5D4 announced that they had no intention of ever again getting serious with video.

For me the choice then became easy, and still is. There is no camera (yet) from any manufacturer that better balances stills and video than the A7RII.

So, my advice, sell your Canon gear now, while you sill will get good prices for it.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 10:36 UTC
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elefteriadis alexandros: ''Dynamic range isn't everything, of course''. Sorry but it is Achilles' heel of digital sensors and the reason why digital is behind film even today.

>> [DR is] why digital is behind film even today

No longer true. DR for film varies a lot of course, but good color film typically is around 13 stops, perhaps a tad more for some quality B&W. Digital has caught up (and even surpassed) film in every aspect except for grain.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
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Cameracist: Canon has DP AF, Nikon has more DR. I see market for both but it's a shame you can't get both in one body. Maybe going mirrorless with Sony is the answer, but A7RIII has it's own downsides, like price, battery life or no touchscreen :-(

>> but A7RIII has it's own downsides, like price, battery life ...

Not to forget, not existing :-)
However, going by the recently released A9, I'd expect that at least battery life will be improved once the mk 3 is released. If it ever is. Perhaps it'll be the A9R.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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sts2: I don't understand why people get so hung up on the SD card slot. I too thought this was a major must-have when I got my first MBP (which still has one), then I realised: my primary cards are never SD. Always CF (and now XQD), so you need external readers anyway.
I suspect this is true for most pros. Wake me up when a laptop gets launched with a build-in CF card slot.

sts2

>>>> Where did I say that?

You didn't say it, but you implied it in the sentence below. Your "my cards are never" basically say that you only buy cameras with CF cards. Some of the best cameras in the world do not offer CF or XQD cards, so...

"then I realised: my primary cards are never SD. Always CF (and now XQD)"

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 14:32 UTC
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xslavic: More monitor choices are available for pc's.

>> Really curious what monitors

The monitors that fail is a Lenovo and a Samsung. No image. Can't remember the model of the Samsung, but the Lenovo is LE27Q10. Works with HDMI, but only at 1920x1080.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
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lacix: I have built and used PC's for more than twenty years. When the first time had a chance to put my hand on a MAC, realized how much closer the system architecture is to me compare to the PC. - Five years past, all the frustration I had on PC, never really happened with me on the MAC. - We are wired differently, some likes PC some likes MAC. - Don’t put price tag on that!

>> MacPro might have been a hell of a machine

It actually never was. It was under-specced from the get-go. Given the price even more so.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 11:16 UTC
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sts2: I don't understand why people get so hung up on the SD card slot. I too thought this was a major must-have when I got my first MBP (which still has one), then I realised: my primary cards are never SD. Always CF (and now XQD), so you need external readers anyway.
I suspect this is true for most pros. Wake me up when a laptop gets launched with a build-in CF card slot.

>> Why would you use the SD card instead of the faster CF card?

1/ If you chose your camera based on what memory card it uses there is something seriously wrong with your priorities.

2/ Considering all makers but one has abandoned CF cards, I would be less than willing to invest too much into products that require such these days, all else being equal. XQD on the other hand...

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 11:13 UTC
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zorgon: I've owned and used many Dell computers in the past. The reason they're cheap is because they use the cheapest junk components possible. My university uses mainly Dell computers and we've had so many problems with them including an entire computer lab with failed cooling fans.
If you're looking for the best bang for the buck, or if you're a gamer, then absolutely get a PC, but some of us appreciate build quality, reliability, good design and an OS that doesn't change completely every couple of years.

>> Photographs on a Mac display look real for a reason

If you get a cheapo display for a PC, it'll not look as nice as on a Mac, if you get a decent display, they will look the same. Apple sources their LCDs from the same places as everybody else. For example, go check out Surface Studio display.

>> Apple is the most creative and innovative computer company. Period.

This hasn't been true for at least a decade. In fact there is no creativity going on at Apple at all. Today the most innovative hardware company is clearly Microsoft. Look at the Surface Pro, the Surface Book and the Surface Studio. Each of them is more innovative as a platform than anything that has come out of Apple since the first iPhone.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
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