CopCarSS

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Oh, look. New DX zoom lenses. Thank goodness they didn't waste our time with any DX primes. </sarcasm>

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 04:06 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (420 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

Agreed. But this still brings up my original post. It makes me wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they did invest actual time and talent (and money) into mirrorless.

While Canon's approach makes a little more sense based on the points that you brought up (e.g. there is some parts reuse even in the M line), what the heck was the deal with Nikon and the 1 series? There were parts of that that showed real promise (AF, for example), but it still felt like a half-hearted attempt and it showed. So why invest that time any money? In this light Canon's approach makes a lot more sense even if the mirrorless product does come off as ho-hum compared to the competition.

But I still can't help but think that either manufacturer is missing an opportunity to take their knowledge and resources to create a mirrorless product that would be excellent and cheaper to build. And as long as it says CaNikon, those Walmart parents will still be buying them.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (420 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

@tr573 I understand. Still, if camera A and B are roughly similar in ability and camera A has a swinging mirror assembly and camera B doesn't, which one costs more to build? It doesn't matter how cheaply the mirror assembly in Camera A can be manufactured, if camera B can do the same thing without that mirror assembly, then it's a cost liability.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (420 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

The niche players are still doing a couple of things:

1) They're generating a lot more buzz. Nikon had a bit of a hit with with the D500. However, if the D3400 gets released tomorrow as the rumor sites seem to think, it's going to be a case of "Yawn, another D3xxx series." It will sell a lot of units, but it's not going to get enthusiasts fired up. Said enthusiasts are important in a shrinking market.

2) They're nibbling at the capabilities of DSLR's. The strong points of DSLR's -- autofocus, OVF, battery life, etc. -- are getting to be less of an advantage with every generation of mirrorless. At some point they'll be close enough to be a viable alternative to the traditional DSLR user. At that point, if you have two cameras on roughly equal footing and one costs $100 less (or whatever the difference to ditch the mirror is) to manufacture, which one makes more sense to build?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (420 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

OK, I stand corrected. Thank you for sharing that data.

That being said, I personally still don't see a future for traditional DSLR's mostly because of the cost of manufacture issue that I stated above. In a shrinking market, the cost savings associated with ditching a mirror will come into play at some point.

Continued in next post.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (420 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

@rrccad - It's becoming less of a niche everyday. Additionally, DSLR's are complex and expensive to make. One would think that at some point the bean counters would figure this out and make a case for building a cheaper camera especially in a shrinking market.

Don't get me wrong, I still love my DSLR, especially the OVF like Max Iso said. I just don't see an 8 Million unit DSLR market 5-10 years from now. And if Canon and Nikon wait too long to grab a piece of that "niche" market, there won't be much left to grab.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (420 comments in total)

It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 18:32 UTC as 132nd comment | 10 replies
On article Getty Images sued again, this time by Zuma Press (68 comments in total)

Getty altered/removed Zuma's credit and replaced it with their own?

Can't wait to hear Getty's response to that one!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

While I'm not really inclined to purchase any of their lenses because I think the price point is rather high for what is being offered, I at least understand why they're making them and why they're popular.

This, on the other hand, I don't understand. There are plenty of calibration options and I don't feel that their claims that the options are either too expensive or not good enough are completely accurate. I don't see everyone will drop what they have to get one of these. Their lenses are at least kind of unique (ignoring the fact that they're based on older designs). This doesn't seem to have the same appeal that those do.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 02:57 UTC as 14th comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

What, no equivalency discussion? This can't be a DPR post...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:12 UTC as 151st comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

Can we change the game back to what Hasselblad used to do? Beautiful, rugged cameras that shoot square images with top notch glass?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 194th comment | 2 replies

Now we just need to convince the pixel peepers of DPR to actually go out and take photos (and enjoy the experience) instead of arguing about ISO 51,200 noise comparisons and the dreaded "equivalency" discussions all day long.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 15:58 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
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Morpho Hunter: Well (presumably) this camera is already "dead in the water" after it's been rumoured that Olympus's EM-1 mark II camera (with its comparatively tiny, super high quality lenses) will produce 80 megapixel hand-held images .. for a fraction of the cost of the Hassy body and lenses..... but hey .. it could
all be a scam!! The era of full frame and medium format cameras is about to end ...

Even if the m4/3 sensor could give the same resolution of the Hassy back, there's a lot more to medium format than just resolution. Even ignoring all the sensor differences, there's a look to medium format because of the DOF that will not translate down to m4/3, no matter how magical the camera is.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:55 UTC
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PKDanny: Go to Samsung sensor or Philips sensor or other sensor!!???!!

Pretty sure that neither of those sensor manufacturers have 100Mp 645 sensors just laying around. And even if they did, it's not like Hasselblad could just swap them in place of the Sony sensor. These aren't exactly plug and play components.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:50 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (42 comments in total)
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NameFinder: A good "graphical eye" & nice pictures!

The comment beneath image 9 contains a small error:

Canon D30 should read 30D (I guess)!

Understandable. Canon's decision to use "30D" after "D30" was bad enough. To decide to reuse "D30" for a tough P&S proves that no one in their marketing department contemplates internet searching their products...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1090 comments in total)
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Gesture: Wonder why finally released when Nikon already has D7200? (+D5X00 and D3X00 series).

As nice as the D7200 is, this is in a different class. It's a pro level DX format camera. Build quality, weather sealing, focus performance, high speed shooting, buffer, etc. are all a big step up from the D7200.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (42 comments in total)

The B&W's are really nicely done. Very appealing tonality and compositions.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:08 UTC as 7th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (42 comments in total)
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NameFinder: A good "graphical eye" & nice pictures!

The comment beneath image 9 contains a small error:

Canon D30 should read 30D (I guess)!

Negative. The D30 was the granddaddy of the Canon prosumer line (which includes the 30D that came later).

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (289 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: Reading any DPR article that discusses equivalency and the shouting match that it's sure to bring about gives me the equivalent heart burn of a chili cheese dog and an order of buffalo wings.

Sorry, I disagree Richard. All that's it has served to do is stir up the hornet's nest of the equivalency debate yet again on DPR. It would be nice to read through the comments section without the dozens of posts from the various equivalency camps lampooning one another. And I don't believe that there's any useful reason for it.

With the exception of the LX100, none of the cameras are going to provide any kind of meaningful control for depth of field. So you make a note of that in that portion of the review and leave the whole equivalency thing aside in a discussion of this style of camera. I'm guessing that no one will be buying one of these P&S cameras for super shallow portraiture.

Bringing up equivalency right from the start of the article does nothing but instigate a flame war and makes it hard to find valuable discussion in the comments. I still have heartburn (without the enjoyment of any good food to cause it).

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (289 comments in total)
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Vegetable Police: I wonder if there will ever be a full frame fixed lens zoom camera similar to these? Even if it's not that small, I would love something like that ;)

@darngood Hence my use of the word "relatively." Comparing the Df to the FM is as silly as comparing the GA645Zi to the FM. The Df has to include a sensor, electronics, large battery and LCD in addition to all of the moving bits of an SLR design it shares with the FM.

When I use the word "relatively," that's precisely what I mean to do. Small will be relative to full frame DSLR's and their attendant lenses in the same way that the GA645Zi compared to 645 SLR's and their attendant lenses. If the design were to limit the zoom range and max aperture in a fashion similar to the way the GA645Zi did, I think a smallish (again relative) FF P&S would be possible. Of course there would be trade off. Everything is a trade off. It wouldn't be an ideal portrait rig by any means. What it would be is a small camera that would be nice as a take anywhere kind of rig.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
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