davev8

davev8

Lives in UK
Works as a Jack of all trades .....master of some
Joined on Jul 3, 2012

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silverspoon: The Canon New F-1 is also missing from this list. A very monumental camera from Canon which were used by working professionals and quite frankly the best manual focus SLR at the time. The 80's were also the birth of Canon's iconic "L" designation starting from their FD lenses.

I don't mind a modern mirrorless take on the Canon New F-1 perhaps to compete against the retro-styled Nikon Zfc.

but i don't think anything was carried over from the F1 to modern cameras unlike the T90 which was what the article was about

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 19:08 UTC
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justinwonnacott: This would be an advertisement?

yes i am just going to put a pre order in for a T90

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 19:03 UTC
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RolliPoli: Great Canon advertisement.

well at no point did i feel compelled that i want to get a new Canon body as some of its agronomics dates back to 1986...its just an interesting artical

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 16:42 UTC
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Kharan: What’s the point of this article? Some form of camera pr0n? I guess that’s me, but I find most Canon bodies amorphous blobs that lack any attractive features.

Also, all that gushing over the T90 seems a bit over the top, when the Minolta 9000 AF had been released the year before, and that camera was way more advanced, including: a touch-enabled shutter button, a full-size LCD screen on the back, highlight and shadow metering priority, and even a video still back that might make it the first DSLR. Oh, and autofocus.

Kahran i don't think this was an article to say how advanced the t90 was..it was to show how some of its innovative design features can still be seen on the latest canon bodys today ...i don't see any agronomics or controls on the sony A1 that was carried over from the 9000AF or any other camera for decades
ho the point is some may find it interesting

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 16:31 UTC
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LightPriority: The EOS 3 is a wonderful camera, despite being 20 years old its still going strong and has great AF and performance with modern L glass. I wonder how many digital cameras will still be useful in 20 years time?

my 5dmki has only about a good 3 years to go

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 15:44 UTC
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Horatiu Mihalache: I am surprised to see brexiloons around here. I thought they are enjoying their newly found freedom in the sunlight uplands. Or how do they call that now? Food and workers shortage?

i have not seen food shortages there maybe now/soon with Panick buying because of doom and gloom in the press) but many folks are enjoying the rise in wagers including me ..... the IMF is predicting almost twice the growth for the UK compared to the EU in 2022...hows them french submarines coming along

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 18:06 UTC
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A Owens: With the banana curve thing now successfully resolved the Eurocrats are cracking on with the next big issue.

Wu Jiaqiu yes but would it not be better to let the consumer decide ??? many would be pleased to buy an excessively bent bannana if it was cheaper, there is a lot of starving folk in the world that would be very pleased with a bent banana Are the EU saying i am not intelligent enough to buy a banana? that i am incapable of buying a banana that's not rotten?? what difference does it make if the banana i buy at my local shop is not the same as one sold in the outer Hebrides Scotland or Paris the big reason IS there is a lot of eurocrats in big offices trying to keep themselves busy making this crap up to keep there big fat salary and big fat pensions at the working man's expense.. if folk was heaven forbid to be allowed to use common sense when buying a banana it would save a lot of waste a lot of red tape and a lot of cost to the farmer, wholesaler, retailer, and consumer ..this was a fix to a problem that did not exist

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 15:30 UTC
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Mikael SB: I find much of the discussion in the comment section of this article to be painted with a strange antagonistic brush from people who have a comically poor grasp of what the European Union even is. Offputting, to say the least.

But the general harmonization effort the push for USB-C is, I find welcome. It's essentially the de facto industry standard connector, it's well-tested and keeps getting developed through revisions, keeping backwards compatibility. It's sturdy, symetrical, and got the transfer speed and charge rate to tackle virtually any task - and won't be going anywhere. I don't see phones becoming any smaller nor thinner to make the connector inadequate.

If the legislation passes it will be one of the invisible reforms that everyone, including Apple users, will take for granted. Much like a ton of other harmonization efforts that is completely natural in Europe, such as the roaming treaties.

so what happens when we have new tech??? if this happened 5 years ago you would be stuck with a crappy micro usb so glad the UK is out of this failed experiment ...i am of out to buy some extra bent bananas

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 12:46 UTC

its a good job they did not do this 5 years ago ...we would be stuck with the crappy micro USB ..so in 10 years when we in the UK and the rest of the world have the next best connector the EU will be in the dark ages and i will LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 12:42 UTC as 65th comment | 7 replies
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A Owens: With the banana curve thing now successfully resolved the Eurocrats are cracking on with the next big issue.

Wa Jiaqiu Err but the banana shape is a thing >>>>Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2257/94 of 16 September 1994 laying down quality standards for bananas,The regulation applies to unripened green bananas and thus to growers and wholesalers, rather than retailers. The main provisions of the regulation were that bananas sold as unripened, and green bananas should be green and unripened, firm and intact, fit for human consumption, not "affected by rotting", clean, free of pests and damage from pests, free from deformation or ABNORMAL CURVATURE, free from bruising, free of any foreign smell or taste. The minimum size (with tolerances and exceptions) is a length of 14 cm and a thickness (grade) of 2.7 cm. It specifies minimum standards for specific quality classifications of bananas (Extra, Class I, Class II). Only Extra bananas have to comply fully with the shape specifications. Class II bananas, for instance are permitted to have "defects of shape"

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 12:33 UTC
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Dan Donovan: I have been waiting for these reasonably priced cards. I shoot action with a Sony a1 and fast SD cards. Even with great SD cards, I hit the buffer once or twice during a game during an extended sequence. This is usually a celebration sequence that goes on longer than a normal play. Thank you ProGrade!

OnePointTwo....thier is a lot of things in life i can afford but don't buy because the price they are are not good value to me or my use ..i pay 2.25K for my R6.. in the UK canons batteries are 115 but i refuse to pay that .. does that mean i should not of spent the 2.25K on the R6? i could buy lots and lots of canon batteries without it being a problem and the wife probably won't notice but i chose 2 third parties with a twin charger for 43

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2021 at 10:39 UTC
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KZ7: There was a perfect example for how the eye focus could be beneficial in a real world example at the weekend.
AB's v Argentina, Scott Barrett breaks the line and goes into contact he passes out of the back of his hand to Tupou Vaa-i who scores the try (a similar and even better example from the week before when Beauden Barrett made an even better pass to Like Jacobsen).
If you are tracking the runner and he passes to his support player with other players around him, how easy and intuitive would it be to lift your finger from the shutter button, glance at the support player and repress, immediatly switching the focus and tracking from one player to the other.

MILC man i have never used sonys real-time tracking ...so you are at a soccer match and sony is tracking a player what do you do if you want to change to a different player or even theto the ball?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 09:16 UTC
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Necip: What a joke they say the lens is compatible with the RF converters. Actually UK prices for an RF 1.4x from a typical UK cam store Jessops is £559 which is $773 for a 1.4x!!! considering the lens price in US is $649 makes a mockery of the pricing. So we pay way more for just a converter than you pay for a lens..

did you not think the folk who may use a converter with the 100-400 may already have one? so it is a useful bit of info for some and worth reporting the fact

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 19:56 UTC
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SimonBlago: Good luck with f8 @400mm. Boy some folks @Canon smokes some serious ...
RF L f4 lenses @approx 1800-2000k euros and now this!!?? Canon user since T90 but this is ridiculous.

Fred....but you can still put big fast glass on your FF as well as smaller-format equivalents so with the RF mount you can have your cake and eat it

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 19:52 UTC
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DuxX: So basically Canon keep pushing their RF system philosophy. Current Canon user can choose between enormous huge and heavy professional lens and light and cheap plastic crap.
Optically great but also fairly small and light lens is reserved for another system. :/

Sunnycal ..that's not strictly correct ..the EF-M 11-22 is the best in class and the cheapest by a good bit and the smallest..the EF-s 55-250STM stand out at being a cheap lens better than the competition as did the insanely cheap EF-s 10-18
here is the EF_M 11-22 beating the 14mm Zeiss milvis prime at the corner ..the Zeiss is stopped down a stop at F4 the 11-22 is wide open at F4,5 https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=967&Camera=812&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=0&LensComp=1081&CameraComp=963&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 17:32 UTC
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SimonBlago: Good luck with f8 @400mm. Boy some folks @Canon smokes some serious ...
RF L f4 lenses @approx 1800-2000k euros and now this!!?? Canon user since T90 but this is ridiculous.

Simon say >>>>Good luck with f8 @400mm. Boy some folks @Canon smokes some serious ...<<<<< that's what they say for the 800mmF11 but i see fantastic photos from that lens that totally unattainable at that price from other lenses ,,,so F8 will be a peace of cake ...and incidentally F8 on FF is faster than F5.6 on APS-c and the same as F4 on m43...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 17:06 UTC
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Greg Ohio: Those are game-changing prices. And yes, they're a stop slower than the older alternatives. But, modern sensors and 5-axis IS more than make up for that stop.

i don't think there are any older alternatives as canon has never had a 400mm consumer lense before .. the closest to this lens and i think occupies the same slot is the APS-c 55-250 f4-5.6 STM the FF equivalent to that lens at the long end is 400mm F9..so if you had that lens on APS-c and you now need a RF full frame equiv the new 100-400 would be that lens

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 16:53 UTC
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davev8: i just noticed, one of the very few space photos taken at night so the stats are visible

i assume you are having a laff

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 18:56 UTC
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NeoGenFix: Wait!

...Wasn't Canon's M series pronounced dead by pundits, experts and other assorted online commentators?

What is "Dpreview Staff" doing, messing around with something that "is no more", ", "ceased to be", "bereft of life, resting peace", "an ex-lens", sort of speaking?

rumours on other canon bodies and lenses have sometimes have hit the mark but never with the M for some strange reason like the M50 mkii was definitely 32MP with IBIS 4k with no crop etc but yes i count them as entertainment

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 21:22 UTC
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ProfHankD: For the record, the wavelength of light isn't getting any smaller.

To get 576MP, I think they'll have to make a bigger sensor. Their current sensor is 1/1.33" and 69mm2 area. At that pixel density, they'd need to be roughly APS-C (actually, exact to two decimal places -- probably not a coincidence) to get 576MP. I think that would pretty much end MFT and APS-C dedicated cameras....

joe not if the phone takes hundreds of photos in a split second and stacks them ..my phone, not a top model but the other week i take a photo in all most pitch black of a serial number plate on some machinery i was fixing..the flash did not fire and i think bugger expecting a black image..but to my amazement, the darkness was lit up with a bright image on the LCD and i culd read all the small print ..don't know how it did it must be stacking many shots but i don't think my R6 would have had a hope in hell handheld

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 17:08 UTC
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