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On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (146 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 (146 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 (407 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 62nd 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 50th 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 (1984 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 94th comment
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ProfHankD: Did Canon say something? Nope.

The "read between the lines" is that Canon can't figure-out how to make really new products while keeping their very cost-effective standard guts in them. Sadly for them, they no longer have the infrastructure to compete with engineering-intensive companies like Sony.

My suggestion to Canon is to embrace the main sources of their innovation over the last decade: CHDK and ML. If Canon can't afford to do the research and development, especially in software/firmware, there are people in the open source world who can and are willing to, including academics like me. All Canon has to do is decide to support rather than ignore/frustrate these efforts....

" but let's face it, the 1DXII isn't anywhere near the specs of the Nikon D5,"
LOL What a ridiculous statement. Define 'Not anywhere near' Have you even EVER used one of these pro cameras - I doubt it, because you will have known there is very little in it, in fact nothing for the skilled photographer.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 07:06 UTC

Not bad... But not much better than most of the imagery coming out of Africa of late

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 07:35 UTC as 26th comment
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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Vignes: not sure what's the point of DPR creating this topic. DPR has done the review and Nikon stuffed up their camera. Who is DPR to say worry or no worry when Nikon has acknowledged the issue and are addressing it.

Yes, Nikon has obviously stuffed up as you said (again; and by their own admission this time...) Now it is as if DPReview is trying to cover for them?
To those die-hards trying to convince us there is no problem or somehow Canon and others has it too and therefore it is no problem: NIKON HAS ADMITTED IT; THEY ARE FIXING IT... So send in your d750's and move on... IF Canon has a problem, it will be addressed by Canon and its users, not by Nikon fanboys.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 15:56 UTC

...and THIS is dpreview's 'Gold Standard'??? BhwaHahaha. Don't worry Nikon users, there will soon be a d760 to solve all the problems :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 05:44 UTC as 38th comment | 18 replies
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