Vivid1

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Vivid1: Canon has had 'Dep' mode forever. Olympus has had focus stacking forever. What is it that Apple 'invented' excatly???

I suppose don't expect much real invention from the company who patented rounded corners on a box :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 04:41 UTC

Canon has had 'Dep' mode forever. Olympus has had focus stacking forever. What is it that Apple 'invented' excatly???

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 20:51 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1560 comments in total)
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Vivid1: Another whiz bang camera from Sony that looks like it should appeal to pros, yet it has no pro following because it has no pro system. Why does Sony not decide which system they want to support, spend money on expanding their lens lineup, then convince some pros - maybe they'll get some customers...

No doubt Minolta used to have some awesome glass out there - I know because I owned some years ago, but it is behind the best Canon and Nikon offerings - especially on the long end. Many legacy users are keeping a cheap Sony body for their Minolta glass and changing to Canon or Nikon.
So here is my suggestion to Sony: Drop the A-mount and buy Nikon (but please keep the brand). Nikon with Sony backing will give Canon a good run for their money - probably even surpassing them....

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:38 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1560 comments in total)

Another whiz bang camera from Sony that looks like it should appeal to pros, yet it has no pro following because it has no pro system. Why does Sony not decide which system they want to support, spend money on expanding their lens lineup, then convince some pros - maybe they'll get some customers...

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 06:21 UTC as 235th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1560 comments in total)
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Hawaii-geek: I would like to see some AF Comparisons ... withing Price range.
and the D5 and 1DX2 :)

AutoFocus Review.

To try to standardize a bit on any Comparisons. here is the set up
* 70-200mm f2.8 (basically ALL Action Sports PROS own this)
* Lock-ON Flexible Spot ... Nikon calls it Dynamic AF point.
* Use the Center AF point (the most sensitive CROSS) to Lock ON
* AF Priority
* Max fps for the Camera ... and 8 fps (because most do this at least)
* AF-C
* Battery Grip if it makes a difference

I like your test methodology, but I disagree on the lens: where do you need extraordinary AF performance? sports and wildlife - and these photogs use looong lenses with very thin DOF. So the test should be done with minimum 300/2.8 @ 2.8, but preferably 400/2.8 or 600/4 wide open... Oh wait.. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 06:29 UTC
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Vivid1: You will get the exact same poll results if you asked the question:
"Which brand of camera do you own:
- Canon
- Nikon
- Sony
- Fuji etc etc..."

For camera bodies - you most definitely will.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 12:03 UTC

You will get the exact same poll results if you asked the question:
"Which brand of camera do you own:
- Canon
- Nikon
- Sony
- Fuji etc etc..."

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 04:32 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

Very nice photos. But why are photographers from Africa (and a few other countries) not allowed to participate?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 19:35 UTC as 12th comment
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: why don´t you let a working professional, someone who has a real clue, write such articles?

get a canon pro sports photographer to write about his experience with the 1 DX II.... get a nikon pro sports photographer to write an article about the D5.

i doubt that you guys at DPreview, sitting at your desk most of the time, have as much experience with the cameras as they have.

YES! Get a Canon or Nikon photographer from Rio to talk about their gear - positive and negative - and show some results, instead we have al sorts of conclusions based on gut feel and personal opinions with no REAL and conclusive imagery to proof these conclusions. Spending time with a camera does not mean they know how to use it properly - else we'll SEE what they mean and not just hear about it.
It is simply not possible to devise analytical tests for many of the parameters of these cameras like AF, ergonomics etc (See how much difference of opinion there is about a measurably quantity like IQ). The only way is to get it into expert hands, use it in the field and give some feedback with as many images as possible (good and bad)

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 05:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: With Canon falling behind compared to Nikon in AF, in additional to the well established disadvantage in image quality, what reason (except for prior investment) do photographers have left to choose Canon over Nikon?

Congrats FantastcMrFox! Could you please send us your physical address? DPreview would love you to review the Canon 1dMkIV for us. You seem to have excaclty the sort of skills, journalistic competence and unbiased spirit which DPreview is striving for. We are looking forward to more unabridged non-wisdom from your un-expert inexperience.
Regards.
The DPReview Team
:-)

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 05:40 UTC
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chipmaster: Comparisons and DP score of 89 aside, I'd say based on two days of olympic watching that Canon is slamming Nikon on camera placement with them white lens dominating everything I've seen.

With due respect, I think it is you guys perpetuating 'public perception' and not the 'public'. By using grandiose superlatives like 'left in the dust' you are obvisouly playing to the click-through crowd and not the proffessionals who know what they are doing (why, oh why are there so few of them on this site nowadays?) When I talk to pros - Nikon or Canon, the answer is invariably the same: 'Give me either system - they're both brilliant". Never have I heard 'Left in the dust' by people actually using the stuff (some who have used both). Pro sports photography is a highly competitive endeavour - do you really think if one system was 'leaving the other in the dust' they will not flock to it, or at least publicly voice their concern (as was the case with the 1d3)?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 06:06 UTC
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chipmaster: Comparisons and DP score of 89 aside, I'd say based on two days of olympic watching that Canon is slamming Nikon on camera placement with them white lens dominating everything I've seen.

Not too bad for a camera 'Left in the Dust' by the competition eh? :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
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MadManAce: A click bait article if I ever saw one. Comparing spec sheets and making grandiose claims without any side by side testing, that is sinking to a new level. How about doing getting some PROs to compare the AF in different real life situations with lighting conditions and some repeatable dark studio tests. Lastly, I know very few situations that any PRO would use Dynamic Area Auto 3-D Select Focusing that reviewers are so keen on the D5. How the heck can one be satisfied with the camera making the decision on what to focus on. Now, I am not saying the Canon will win, but given these parameters, I would like to see the true results, not some spec sheet speculating article design to create controversy.

Call me a troll if you like but - we are talking about working pros earning their bread and butter and winning Pulitzers with this equipment ( sorry the macdonalds argument does not work here ) If the D5 leaves the 1dxii "In the Dust" as claimed here - the pros would be all over it - they are not bs'ed by hype, brands and personal vendettas on the internet.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 06:54 UTC
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MadManAce: A click bait article if I ever saw one. Comparing spec sheets and making grandiose claims without any side by side testing, that is sinking to a new level. How about doing getting some PROs to compare the AF in different real life situations with lighting conditions and some repeatable dark studio tests. Lastly, I know very few situations that any PRO would use Dynamic Area Auto 3-D Select Focusing that reviewers are so keen on the D5. How the heck can one be satisfied with the camera making the decision on what to focus on. Now, I am not saying the Canon will win, but given these parameters, I would like to see the true results, not some spec sheet speculating article design to create controversy.

'Grandiose' is the keyword. How can it be that the 'experts' at dpreview found the 1d's AF so bad, yet the predominant camera at sports and pj venues all over the world is this same camera with the mediocre AF? It is these sort of superlative claims ('leaves it in the dust'...), when the whole world knows otherwise, that says more about the incompetence of the reviewer rather than the product. I agree, the journalism on this site is really sinking to new lows...

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 05:44 UTC
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PhotoKhan: "While the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II’s autofocus is very good, and leagues ahead of earlier-generation professional Canon cameras, the D5 leaves it in the dust".

..."leaves it in the dust" !?... Quick, there's still time to inform all Canon-PJs before the opening ceremony, so they call Nikon for a "blitz" supply.

See how, with grandiose editorial comments like this, your emotionally-based bias for Nikon is quite easy to spot?

...It's actually a bit cute and quite harmless as, otherwise, this is another "tour de force" of journalistic and technical competence.

I suppose it would be too much to ask for proof of such superlative statements. After all that would require some real objective journalism... On DPreview?!? I don't think so...

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 05:30 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (445 comments in total)

A Canon receiving a gold award in DPreview??? What is the world COMING to?? :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 06:19 UTC as 73rd comment

I guess the pros don't read dpreview reviews and comments to see how cr@p Canon cameras are :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 18:29 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply

Wow! An article with nothing but praise for a CANON camera? On Dpreview?? Oh, I see - not written by dpreview staff but by working proffesionals out there who evaluates a camera on the IMAGERY it produces - not just for a few peeped pixels and the brand logo on the front... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 05:43 UTC as 6th comment

Beatiful pics. Reminds me of the amazing 'Year on Ice' documentary by New Zeelander Anthony B Powell. Anybody with interest in the south pole - you just HAVE to see this film. He talks about his cameras and problems here: http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/news/produce/antarctica-year-ice-recording-remarkable-environment-and-real-life-south-pole/608206

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 06:23 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1994 comments in total)

Does this mean we can look forward to the review of the Canon 1d Mark iii any time soon?
(If you remember when DPReview used to have reviews within a month of a camera's release, you must be very old)
:-) :-)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 08:38 UTC as 103rd comment
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