dmartin92

Lives in France Boulogne - Billancourt, France
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On article Canon EOS R first impressions review (1405 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: I've seen this movie before. When I was growing up I was really into audio (still am) and we had all sorts of HiFi equipment. It was the golden age. There were plenty of magazines with all sorts of reviews as well. And boy were there specs thrown around everywhere.

It got to the point where all equipment was so good that reviewers looked for every little bit of difference to justify their jobs. They began obsessing over frequency responses outside of the realm of human hearing, for instance. Kind of like that phony banding issue when pushing 5 or 6 stops, etc.

The best equipment ironically fell short on the bells and whistles. I remember going to Service Merchandise and looking at Technics and Sony stuff; all sorts of flashy lights and specs thrown in my face. Then I went to a high end audio store and was shocked. No flashy lights. Sometimes less specs. But far better sound.

There used to be a big argument about turntables: direct vs. belt drive.

One of the big experts said he didn’t care how the platter was driven: direct, belt, or a highly well trained team of gerbils.

I see some of the « direct drive vs. belt drive » debate in the « dslr vs. mirrorless » debate. The « mirrorless » crowd, they are the « direct drive », and the dslr folks, they are the « belt driven » crowd.

In both cases, it is way overblown.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 20:26 UTC
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User9362470513: Why? What is the point? Just doesn't look appealing or offer much beyond what is already available.

The Fuji X100 has a 23 mm lens, this has a 35mm lens. But because the X100 is crop, their equivalent lengths are the same.

But with a 35mm, you can almost shoot portraits, and have a blurred background.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 19:03 UTC
On article Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM sample gallery (660 comments in total)

Okay. If I win the lottery, I buy the lens. I will get the body too, because it will only work on that. Otherwise, no lottery winnings, I wait a bit.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2018 at 18:24 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM sample gallery (660 comments in total)
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Fergus Ferguson: So, it is about 23 times better than the 50mm f1.8. That's amazing.

Everything with camera equipment, It is « decreasing marginal improvements ». The best deals around are the 400 Dollar cameras. The 800 Dollar cameras are not twice better than the 400 Dollar ones.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2018 at 21:12 UTC
On article Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM sample gallery (660 comments in total)
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biggercountry: Shirley, I’m not the only one seeing the vignetting in every shot?

Just thinking, could vignetting be an expected downside of a f/1.2 lens, et f/1.2 ?

It would almost make sense. Or rather, it would make sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2018 at 17:34 UTC
On article Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM sample gallery (660 comments in total)

It seems obvious that this lens will do a lot to help launch the body.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2018 at 18:05 UTC as 116th comment
On article Nikon Z7 gallery updated with full-production samples (172 comments in total)
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Wu Jiaqiu: once again never a dull moment in the comments section....... best entertainment i've seen in a long time

I just noticed what I was doing... going to the comments rather than the photos. Maybe if it were the Z6, instead of the 7, the photos would interest me more.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2018 at 17:37 UTC
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Rascati: I love this call out in the main article

“Kenji Tanaka of Sony nailed it when he predicted that both Canon and Nikon would enter the full-frame mirrorless market within a year”

The guy is a real Nostradamus! Nothing against the guy, but I’m pretty sure that everbody who logs on to DPR could have predicted this one.

All the people at Sony, Nikon, and Canon.... the top bosses... they probably golf together at a country club somewhere near Tokyo. Not surprising he would guess it right.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2018 at 17:22 UTC
On article iPhone XS, XS Max and XR cameras: what you need to know (346 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: What I know is these iPhones are now all too expensive.

As a long time user of iPhones and on my second iPhone SE I am disappointed there is no sensibly priced entry level iPhone any more.

It looks like I will move to Android for my next phone as I am not ever going to spend a fortune on any mobile phone.

I do not think I will be alone in this decision.....

I had an Android. It was more buggy than the iPhone.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2018 at 20:59 UTC
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matt1941: "...The shorter flange-back distance allows Canon to mount a large rear lens element much closer to the sensor, and the wide diameter means they can create lenses that don't need to squeeze light through a narrow tunnel. Designing lenses that don't have to make such dramatic adjustments to the course of the light passing through the lens allows lenses with fewer optical aberrations. It also gives the option to use fewer elements, which can make some lenses lighter."

And YET the new lenses cost and arm and a leg, thus all these "advantages" are nowhere to be passed to canon's customers...

Stabilization, no doubt, has some uses. But it does seem like there are some features that the gadget folks really want : lots of pixels (more is always better), dual memory card slots, mirrorless, 4k vidéo, and in body stabilization. They don’t really need all that, but they howl like crazy when these features are lacking.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2018 at 17:36 UTC
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matt1941: "...The shorter flange-back distance allows Canon to mount a large rear lens element much closer to the sensor, and the wide diameter means they can create lenses that don't need to squeeze light through a narrow tunnel. Designing lenses that don't have to make such dramatic adjustments to the course of the light passing through the lens allows lenses with fewer optical aberrations. It also gives the option to use fewer elements, which can make some lenses lighter."

And YET the new lenses cost and arm and a leg, thus all these "advantages" are nowhere to be passed to canon's customers...

It would seem too that starting the line with great lenses is a good strategy. Once the body and lenses are out among the general public, the great images will start appearing, and that will cause some people to want the camera body. When the truth will be that it is as much the lenses as it is the body, if not even more. Cheaper lenses that don’t do as well would be bad for the launch.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2018 at 16:49 UTC
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matt1941: "...The shorter flange-back distance allows Canon to mount a large rear lens element much closer to the sensor, and the wide diameter means they can create lenses that don't need to squeeze light through a narrow tunnel. Designing lenses that don't have to make such dramatic adjustments to the course of the light passing through the lens allows lenses with fewer optical aberrations. It also gives the option to use fewer elements, which can make some lenses lighter."

And YET the new lenses cost and arm and a leg, thus all these "advantages" are nowhere to be passed to canon's customers...

If the lenses are as good as Canon L lenses, the price will be reasonable.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2018 at 12:41 UTC
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ProfHankD: Actually, the really interesting message of Canon with R is "what about M?"

They could have made M the FF mount, but instead look like they are killing it, yet were careful to announce a new M lens at the same time as R. Confused? I am... and I think Canon is too.

Cut their losses. Throw the M owners a little something so that they won’t complain too loudly. But wait for their numbers to dwindle before killing the line. Then kill it, in 2022.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 19:58 UTC

I think Canon and Nikon are just as « dead » as Full Frame was, six or seven years ago. You would see threads in Open Talk : « Full Frame is dead », six or seven years ago.

That is to say, these companies have great futures ahead of them. Their names alone are worth quite a lot.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 18:33 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies

I am happy to see it uses the LP-E6N battery pack. My 6D uses the same, so that means there is little doubt that I will be able to buy a new one, the battery pack, for a fairly long time.

For the camera, yeah, I would want one, if I was rich, which I am not.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 20:27 UTC as 81st comment

The folks at dpreview seem like a fine bunch, but this seems odd and/or funny.

Yesterday I saw a thread about leaked images of the Nikon disappear from “Open Talk”, deleted, apparently, but today they talk about this. Their relationship with Google must be different than their relationship with Nikon.

Ouf, whatever they want to do.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 19:34 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7 (417 comments in total)
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Eden_808: Why would anyone buy this over the cheaper A7iii. One card slot, fewer lenses, inferior autofocus, I don't get it.

Because some people just prefer to have their cameras say “Nikon”, not “Sony”, on them. Seriously, that is no doubt a good reply. Not for everyone, but certainly for some.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 11:28 UTC
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seethroughme: GoPro, if it struggles it’s because people have become lame and boring. In the 80’s we did things that kids today only try to understand through the empty emojis they send one another.

YouTube has a video: « Kevin Bacon Explains the 80s to Millennials »... it says the same.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2018 at 16:09 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: I think people are impressed with visuals their eyes aren't used to see in real life. Simplest form is something like B&W, newest form I can see is Drones. On the video side, Slowmotion & Timelapse, with realtime in between looking pale. Just look at this very gallery and think about it.

The difference between “drone” and “helicopter” is cost.

A drone may be a hefty cost up front, but using it is cheap. Helicopters, are just plain expensive. Even to rent one with a pilot, very expensive.

A drone, you can can go use it alone. Just charge the battery.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 18:04 UTC

The world is full of many, many great photos... shot every day.

These ones are fine, but the difference between these photos and others, it’s not so much.

So it seems a rather arbitrary decision. You just pick a few that are maybe just a tiny bit better than others, and say “these are the winners”.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 17:50 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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