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On article Live Q&A with DPReview editors about the Canon EOS RP (429 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: From another discussion on the Canon R forum, where noted technical expert Bill Claff writes this:

Except at the very lowest ISO settings Canon is on par with other sensors.

The 1 stop difference at maximum Photographic Dynamic Range (PDR) is only of practical consequence to a very very small number of situations.

@Thoughts R Us

"What Bill is saying is what so many have been for so long: that this obsession with curves and stats overlooks the real point, which is the impact on the photograph."

How bout a real life comparison, then, since people don't like graphs and numbers and stuff:

http://bit.ly/2NfR8Va

Oops, it's still trash. Here's some better competition:

http://bit.ly/2EljXwz

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 21:13 UTC
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Battersea: Apple is bokehed from my life.

You tell me:

https://bgr.com/2016/07/20/ios-vs-android-developers-profits-app-store-google-play/

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 21:08 UTC
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nerd2: They are not lying - it should be the sharpest among all 250mm lenses.

Competing against ancient lenses certainly sets the bar high...

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 15:39 UTC
On article Live Q&A with DPReview editors about the Canon EOS RP (429 comments in total)
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2JoeA7R2: You guys missed the point of this camera: it’s meant for beginners! The adapter it comes with and the RF lens prices tell you the RF lenses are not for this camera. The EF lenses are smaller, cheaper, and plentiful. 1080p with DPAF is plenty. Canon will sell a boat load of these!

@Thoughts R Us

"When Canon uses plastic they use it in quality ways."

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

"BTW, there is a magnesium metal core inside."

Which only protects the mount from the heavy RP lenses.

"From all reports this camera has the feel of quality."

Plastic is plastic. Texture and reinforcement placement on tacticle surfaces give impressions. Cracks shatter that impression. This is cost cutting, plain and simple.

"Not a single one feels that great to hold or use."

But we're talking about materials. A rock doesn't feel great, but it's incredibly durable. A snowglobe is smooth, round, and comfy, but don't knock it on the table when putting it down!

"And notice that in my post I didn't mention Sony at all; this is an article on the Canon."

Just bringing up your past inconsistencies.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 15:36 UTC
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Critical Thinker: That 17-28/2.8 looks fantastic. An excellent compromise of focal range for size. No doubt it will sell like hotcakes. I wish Sony would learn how to make small FE lenses.

Then there's the weather sealing issue. Unless this thing is using silicone squeegees around the zoom extension, the sealing will saturate and let water drag inside the lens. When you close up the lens and put it away, the sealing will just hold the water inside. Not to mention the pumping zoom will move dust in and around the lens.

Mr. Oversaturation himself, Ken Rockwell, likes to poke fun at lenses like these, coining the term "eyeblow" (another term Apppled...), since the OVF seems to be the weak point in sealing on many DSLRs, allowing air in and out., which you can feel on your eye.

https://kenrockwell.com/nikon/55-300mm.htm#eyeblow

And with the huge elements in this lens, the amount of air movement will be 3-4x as much as that tiny 55-300.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 15:28 UTC
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Critical Thinker: That 17-28/2.8 looks fantastic. An excellent compromise of focal range for size. No doubt it will sell like hotcakes. I wish Sony would learn how to make small FE lenses.

@Kandidn't

I'm guessing you've never used a 70-200 2.8. The zoom ring is feather light. You can use one finger to turn the zoom ring while holding the lens with the rest of your hand. That means your grip on the lens does not change throughout the focal lengths.

Now think about a 70-300 or 80-400. Since the zoom barrel extends, there's a lot more weight moving around inside. In order to counter gravity from pulling on this weight (zoom creep), the zoom ring is tighter. This means you need to grab the zoom ring with your whole hand to turn. As you turn, your grip on the lens changes, as does the angle on your arm. As you turn, the lens extends, and the weight moves forward and backward. And as you turn, the lens changes size, changing your minimum possible distance to your subject. So your entire grip, the balance of your combo, and the size of your combo are constantly altered, vs static grip, balance, and size on a a normal 70-200.

Continued...

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 15:28 UTC
On article Live Q&A with DPReview editors about the Canon EOS RP (429 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: Here are the advantages the RP seems to have going for it:
1) low price for FF
2) small and light
3) easy to use
4) feels good in the hand
5) produces high quality images with great colors
6) high build quality
7) able to use with a huge number of Canon EF lenses with supplied adapter
8) entry into the RF system of lenses, which is rapidly becoming the premier set of mirrorless FF lenses on the market

In short, it's a great camera for a whole lot of the potential customers out there.

@Thoughts R Us

"I won't go through your entire litany of items; it's too tedious."

Meanwhile, they're in direct response to your items. Seems like you can't support your views.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 15:14 UTC
On article Live Q&A with DPReview editors about the Canon EOS RP (429 comments in total)
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2JoeA7R2: You guys missed the point of this camera: it’s meant for beginners! The adapter it comes with and the RF lens prices tell you the RF lenses are not for this camera. The EF lenses are smaller, cheaper, and plentiful. 1080p with DPAF is plenty. Canon will sell a boat load of these!

"quality build and feel."

Really? You berate Sony for their build quality, now this plastic fantastic camera with zero seals comes out, and you praise it? Your trolling knows no ends.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 15:06 UTC
On article Live Q&A with DPReview editors about the Canon EOS RP (429 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Please cut the marketing drivel about this being the cheapest FF camera. Yes, you added the "at release" phrase in this video to make it technically correct, but the Sony A7 is still VERY competitive with this and available new for under $800. Adding a decent native lens, the A7 combo is less than half the price of the EOS RP combo. We'll see if Canon really tries to compete... I would argue the RP isn't even close to competing until they have a few cheaper native lens options.

@Thoughts R Us

"As to this whole color profiling...remember, this is an entry level camera...many users will not know about this or want to bother. "

Nor will they care about the color. I've seen just as many wedding attendees shooting A6000s (lots!) and A7s as some old beat up D90. They actually start conversations with me, since they see me shooting something similar, and they all love their cameras.

"Color" is just the last thing Canon users can hold over anyone's head these days, being so far behind in tech, and the magic of actual editing makes color irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 15:02 UTC

Mmmmm, pretzval.

Yes, there's some salt for ya.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 14:39 UTC as 83rd comment
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padam19: Development announcements: they should make it to the list of worst photographic trends for 2019

@voronspb

"Would you prefer delaying the announcement until the actual release?"

Yes, because the lens would be available as soon as the announcement was released, or very shortly after.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 14:11 UTC
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Henrikw: well done Tamron - I was getting ready to drop a lot of money on the Sony 16-35mm - I will wait!!!

@Henrikw

Remember this isn't a fixed aperture lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 14:08 UTC
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cricnours: Hi, Mr Tamron, please ask your ingeneers to build a good 24-105 f4 for FE mount... Sony's too expensive and Sigma's is... Sigma (pretty good + pretty expensive too)

Sony's 24-105 is considered to be one of the best in the category. Sigma's... is not. You get what you pay for.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 14:07 UTC
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Manfred Bachmann: There was a countdown to an announcement for an announcement, which means, they have nothing, except a kindergarten management.

Reminds me of the D850.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 14:05 UTC
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Funkyd3121: No VC on the 35mm 1.4?
That 35-150 sounds Really interesting.

So much for the lens being the most important part. Time to upgrade!

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 14:00 UTC
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Critical Thinker: That 17-28/2.8 looks fantastic. An excellent compromise of focal range for size. No doubt it will sell like hotcakes. I wish Sony would learn how to make small FE lenses.

The Canon 70-200 will be harder to handle than an internal zooming lens, and have the potential to suck in dust and water when the air inside is displaced and restored.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 13:58 UTC
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Critical Thinker: That 17-28/2.8 looks fantastic. An excellent compromise of focal range for size. No doubt it will sell like hotcakes. I wish Sony would learn how to make small FE lenses.

What's your definition of "small"? Compared to the rest of the FF mirorrless industry, Sony's lenses are equal or smaller. Sometimes vastly smaller.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 07:22 UTC
On article Live Q&A with DPReview editors about the Canon EOS RP (429 comments in total)
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Robert1950: If you are an enthusiast, it might just fit your budget, if you are looking for a FF camera. But the dedicated glass for this camera now will price you out of the market. I have this no different for Nikon or Sony. I have no plans to make 20x30 prints. Every thing I do is currently displayed on online and therefore have have no need to move up from APS-C

And the A7 is known to have bad adapted AF. The A7 II is a big step up, and the A7 III another big step up on top of that, both after their own FW 2.0s.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 06:18 UTC
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Battersea: Apple is bokehed from my life.

@ThomasIII

"Popov...wonderful. How come developers prefer iOS then? How come 3rd party and car makers prefer iOS?"

Because iPhone buyers throw money at apps all day long vs more conservative Android users. It's not that developers prefer iPhone (and Apple's strict policies), it's that iPhone owners waste more money on apps.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 06:14 UTC
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pro photo 2011: The word bokeh came from the Japanese language.

It is pronounced like the English word bouquet.

It is definitely not bokuh or bokah.

How do you pronounce Ikea?

Definitely not like how you start to pronounce the word island.

@tkbslc

Nah, that's a Canadian thing. Correct pronunciation from Japanese is knee-cone. Nikon wants to be everyone's friend, so they say every way it's pronounced is correct. ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 06:06 UTC
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