Jim

Lives in United States CA, United States
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On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (248 comments in total)
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entoman: I can see the 200D as being a great camera to bring smartphone/compact users into the "serious" photography arena, BUT, I think the EOSM5 is a MUCH more suitable camera for such users, as it's closer to the smartphone experience.

I also think Canon make a big mistake in the pricing of the M series. They could take a nice slice of the mirrorless market if they would only undercut Sony etc on pricing.

Canon obviously want to protect their DSLR sales, but (as a 5DS and 5D4 user) I know full well that mirrorles is the future, and I really do wish Canon would take it more seriously, and give us full frame and APS mirrorless cameras that accept L glass without adaptors.

To: entoman

The strategy of protecting existing products and avoiding the obvious future direction (mirrorless) reminds me of Kodak. Kodak avoided entering the digital camera market in order to protect their film sales and then found themselves behind the competition to the point that they went out of business. What was unfortunate is that they already produced digital cameras for the military so they could have been the market leaders.

Obviously, this is an imperfect comparison as Canon already has mirrorless offerings but their constant seemingly trailing the market strategy could end up biting them. I hope not.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
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Osa25: Snide comments in the source article about it being a "one star" airline. But what is Ryanair then - zero star airline with up to date aircraft? Perspective please...

The "one star" airline moniker stems from their tail markings.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 06:21 UTC
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Jim: As a former military pilot, I would NEVER fly on a North Korean carrier...I mean NEVER. Their entire country is a joke so you think they'll take training and maintenance seriously? No thanks.

That aside, I do enjoy aviation photography so the article was certainly an interesting piece.

To Oleg Ivanovskiy: Do you seriously think that the NK's will announce their crashes like the rest of the civilized world does? Please.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 06:18 UTC

As a former military pilot, I would NEVER fly on a North Korean carrier...I mean NEVER. Their entire country is a joke so you think they'll take training and maintenance seriously? No thanks.

That aside, I do enjoy aviation photography so the article was certainly an interesting piece.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies
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Jim: A fair amount of the shots seem to show blown highlights...or is it just me?

As an aside, aircraft photography is my hobby as well and I was considering the RX10 III for those chores vs a Nikon or Canon DSLR with a 100-400 lens (aka bazooka). It sounds like you were very happy with the results from the RX10 III.

To: Barney Britton...Do you feel that the RX10 III is a good choice for shooting moving aircraft? My thinking is I was going to go for the Nikon D500 with a 100-400 lens because I know that this is a VERY good solution. However, if I can get similar results in a smaller package, I'm all ears and willing to listen. It's really not a money issue...It's a "lug-ability" issue that I'd like to avoid if possible. What's your view?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
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happypoppeye: What's the difference between an aeroplane and airplane? ...no, seriously.

Aeroplanes have pointy noses and feathers in the back. :-)

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 14:37 UTC

A fair amount of the shots seem to show blown highlights...or is it just me?

As an aside, aircraft photography is my hobby as well and I was considering the RX10 III for those chores vs a Nikon or Canon DSLR with a 100-400 lens (aka bazooka). It sounds like you were very happy with the results from the RX10 III.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 14:36 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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kty: To all that blind-minded fanboys that don't even tolerate the slightest criticism:
I ADMIRE CANON MORE THAN YOU GUYS!
Just like many, Canon 300D was THE camera to make me love photograpy. Not only that, it was again a Canon, namely the A1 which inspired me to dive in the world of film cameras. Now after years, i make my living out of these. I have been a keen admirer of Canon for nearly 20 years.
BUT
exactly for this very reason i am frustrated and angry for what they have turned into. My only hope is that they (and you too) will someday realize why Canon is NOT doing right. Before it is too late... Just like Leica, Rollei, Kodak and many other companies which also were making huge profits in their prime days but now are either deceased or shells of their former selfs.

I really think a non-technical thing that Canon could do that would be both productive and appreciated by its customer base is to rationalize the naming of its cameras. Slotting a "77D" into the mix makes no sense to me and the way Canon names their PowerShots is downright confusing to those not already very familiar with their product lines.

It's a straightforward suggestion that would allow more people to have a better idea understanding which Canon door their stepping into.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 07:39 UTC
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Jim: What a shame for Samsung and their customers. My wife had a Note 7 and it was a beautiful phone with no problems whatsoever. Its camera was great as was its phone. Mine was a Note 4 and it too was a very nice product. Mine was going to be a Note 7 too until this fiasco took place and we then both switched to the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone is also a capable product but I liked the Samsung better. I certainly hope that the "Note 8" doesn't suffer the same difficulties as experienced by the 7.

@cosinaphile: Honestly, the only reason that I went from my Note 4 to an iPhone 7 Plus was to standardize on one set of chargers (home, cars, office) for both of us.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 02:36 UTC

What a shame for Samsung and their customers. My wife had a Note 7 and it was a beautiful phone with no problems whatsoever. Its camera was great as was its phone. Mine was a Note 4 and it too was a very nice product. Mine was going to be a Note 7 too until this fiasco took place and we then both switched to the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone is also a capable product but I liked the Samsung better. I certainly hope that the "Note 8" doesn't suffer the same difficulties as experienced by the 7.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 20:43 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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BadScience: The wailing and gnashing of teeth about Trump becoming President of the USA is pathetic.

Those that wish he were not elected president need to realise that he won in large part due to millions of ordinary Americans rejecting the fabricated thin-skinned outrage culture that is poisoning debate.

@El Chu: No one is claiming he's a "hero" and no one here is putting forth "alternative facts". Look, the man is president. I'm sorry you don't like it but that's the way it is. These claims of "alternative facts" are really amusing, particularly by those who don't understand basic market-driven economics and who aren't even willing to give Trump a chance. He sure as hell can't do any worse than the hopeless incompetent that just left office. Time will tell whether or not he's up to the job. We're all just going to have to wait and see.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
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BadScience: The wailing and gnashing of teeth about Trump becoming President of the USA is pathetic.

Those that wish he were not elected president need to realise that he won in large part due to millions of ordinary Americans rejecting the fabricated thin-skinned outrage culture that is poisoning debate.

@Davinator: Once again, go find out why the bankruptcy laws were implemented by Trump and then come back. I too have a degree in economics as well as an MBA so given your economic credentials, you should know better. ..but you don't so name calling is all you have left.

So, to further assist with your remedial history tutorial, Trump only turned a $1M start into a multi-billion dollar business. Clearly, that was a "very successful" business accomplishment by any reasonable person's measure, perhaps not yours. Maybe you majored in a different kind of economics. And so it goes...

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
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BadScience: The wailing and gnashing of teeth about Trump becoming President of the USA is pathetic.

Those that wish he were not elected president need to realise that he won in large part due to millions of ordinary Americans rejecting the fabricated thin-skinned outrage culture that is poisoning debate.

@Davinator: In addition to all the other topics you comment on and have no idea what you're talking about, you might also include the U. S. bankruptcy laws and their usage as one of your numerous remedial topics of education. It's pretty clear by your remarks that this too is not a topic you command by any first-hand business perspective. But hey, if Trump does it, it must be "bad". (snicker)

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 04:50 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Trump is about to erase everything Obama has done. His Legacy Lives by the executive order and will die by the executive order. Overnight !

@MarsViolet: It's remarks like yours that easily explain why the Democrats/Leftists were creamed in the last election. You have nothing to offer but name calling...and it shows. Oh well.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
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BadScience: The wailing and gnashing of teeth about Trump becoming President of the USA is pathetic.

Those that wish he were not elected president need to realise that he won in large part due to millions of ordinary Americans rejecting the fabricated thin-skinned outrage culture that is poisoning debate.

@Davinator: I would suggest that you examine Trump's accomplishments more fully. He's a very successful businessman and is not interested in protectionism. He's quite in favor of expanded business opportunities but ones that are more balanced from a trade deficit point of view. In addition, the man is trying to look out for the working folks in the country...something that the preceding administration had no clue about.

The proof of that is that the Democrat Party was obliterated in the last election losing 1,030 seats nationwide and in states that previously haden't voted Republican in many years. The Dems are now wandering around in a daze seeking some kind of relevance. Sooner or later they'll realize their Leftist agenda just isn't something hard working people are interested in.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 01:14 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Trump is about to erase everything Obama has done. His Legacy Lives by the executive order and will die by the executive order. Overnight !

@bryanburn: There's a difference between having health insurance and having health care access. ObamaCare was a hugely expensive failure with insurance policy deductibles in the stratosphere and continued to get worse. Every state-run exchange failed. If you have $6-$8k as a deductible, why bother because it will be all out of pocket since the deductible threshold will never be reached. Furthermore, it was so bad that many of the larger participating insurance companies have opted out. It was just one of Obama's many, many failures. At least he can't hurt anyone on the golf course unless he beans someone.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
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Trollshavethebestcandy: Are all the Barry Soetorro sycophants going to start a cult and worship him away from all the sane and normal people? Honestly, so many worship him like a deity. He was just a politician who managed damage America that will take decades to fix. And no, I don't like Trump.

Fujica, you might want to read up a little more on ISIS and how Al Qaeda expanded greatly during the Obama years before debating the subject.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
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BadScience: The wailing and gnashing of teeth about Trump becoming President of the USA is pathetic.

Those that wish he were not elected president need to realise that he won in large part due to millions of ordinary Americans rejecting the fabricated thin-skinned outrage culture that is poisoning debate.

To Carl Mucks: Yes, the Left has issues with achievers like Trump...the very same achievers the Left relies on to support them. And then they whine about the way they get supported. What a joke they are.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 22:37 UTC

More unexciting news! Keep this announcement next to your night stand as it will help you sleep.

Jim

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:10 UTC as 8th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1644 comments in total)
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Donnie G: With the M5, Canon delivers an enthusiast level, compact mirrorless ILC that is so easy to use it will sell by the boatload, much like their Rebel line has done for the last 13 years. Seems to me to be exactly the kind of product I would want to be able to offer to shoppers if I were running a 32 billion dollar optical and imaging company. Just saying. :))

But why offer a competing line to the Rebels that really isn't any better. It isn't that much smaller (particularly when compared to the S100/100D) and requires a $200 adapter to use Canon's own lenses. Sorry, but I just don't get Canon's marketing strategy of being late to this market segment and then offering a feature set that the M5's competitors have already surpassed...for less money! Sounds suspiciously like leading from behind to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
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