Jonathan Brady

Lives in United States Sarasota, FL, United States
Joined on Dec 31, 2010

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On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (409 comments in total)
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Nindy: A lot of guys on here are saying that regardless of specs, Canon sell more cameras then anyone else. You know McDonalds sell a lot of Big Macs too

That's a pretty poor analogy because you either need to admit that Nikon, Sony, Fuji, and everyone else are the equivalent of Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, etcetera because the price points are similar, or you need to acknowledge that Canon charges quite a bit of money for their offerings making them a premium brand.
Honestly, the best analogy is that Canon is like Apple.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 23:56 UTC

I had a Coolpix 4500 and lusted after the 950. Why? It was more expensive, it had to be better!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 23:53 UTC as 13th comment
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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jorg14: Years ago I use to drive past 'auto row' on the way to work. I'd notice all the posted prices: $16,998 for this model, $19,995 for that one, etc.
Within one year, all that changed to lease prices: $399 for this one, $449 for that one etc.
I suspect it's a harbinger of things to come for a lot of products where the manufacturer can get more for selling things piecemeal to people who don't/won't add up the total cost. For heavy users the cost will be minimal. For the rest of us we pay the price.

My wife rented a dress for her company holiday party... Here's the craziness: for the fee charged, she got to pick a dress, a backup dress, and 2 sizes of each one. So, 4 dresses arrived in the mail.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (63 comments in total)
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Robert Zanatta: For Plus buyers, the dual lens doesn't matter nearly as much as the much higher capacity battery and larger display.

The only reason I considered the 7+ was the dual camera setup/portrait mode. Ended up passing on it, but went so far as to order it and then cancel later.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
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Nikonandmore: Let's see, you'll get the same camera PLUS a rumored price of nearly 1000 dollars for the unlocked SIM free version. Hmmmmmmm.. phones are on their way to be more expensive commodities than an actual photo camera! I guess Samsung doesn't care about any major upgrades on this phone except to make sure it doesn't explode. 1 dollar for the phone and 999 dollars for explosion insurance = MANUFACTURER'S COST BREAKDOWN:)

Let me go buy a Sony a5100 Kit for 450 bucks and 2 year old phone for 100 instead. I can make actual photography and as a bonus, I can make calls as well!

Bought the S7 unlocked to use on Verizon. Had no idea the downsides.
1) no voicemail notification
2) no HD voice (no data and talk at the same time)
I bought it to eliminate Verizon's bloat but I'd happily take that bloat to get those 2 things back.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 00:19 UTC

I'm waiting for the app that electrocutes someone every time they take a selfie. I mean, not to the point they die or anything, just some electrical feedback to coerce them to cut that crap out.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 03:41 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)

Clicked just to read the comments. VERY disappointed in the DPR community. Y'all can do better than that. MUCH better. I'm so sad now, I'm going to go sit in a corner and cry. I'll be back later and in the meantime, I want you kids to think about what you've done (or not done). Get these comments up to snuff! I expect entertainment!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 45th comment
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Vegetable Police: I never liked Nikon. Not sure why. That is all.

Define "better". Is it the number of recalls per camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:03 UTC
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villagranvicent: The outcome looks pretty generic, like anything else.

Neither is the cost

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 15:49 UTC
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (215 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: What GPUs are capable of outputting 8k @ 60hz with 4:4:4 and 10 bit color? Does displayport 1.4 even support that? Does thunderbolt 3 support that? But that does sound dope. One step closer to being able to display a 5dsr image at 1:1. That would be a sight to see.

Print one

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 03:03 UTC

Wouldn't it be awesome if everyone who complains and moans about the absence of a specific feature related to video on any given camera went out and bought a gh5? Then they could all just shut up and enjoy the very best the market has to offer. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening and instead I believe we will continue to see people without a cinema-line budget or even a much smaller gh5 budget complaining that their preferred manufacturer didn't throw every conceivable feature into the cheapest possible camera and then sell it at a loss so that they, personally, could be happy.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:00 UTC as 156th comment | 4 replies
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PhotoUniverse: No issues with my iPhone7+. Love the camera!

A comment such as yours communicates one of two things to the person reading it... 1) yours isn't having a problem, which is a pointless comment to make as the article quite clearly points out that it's "some" owners of the phone and it can be inferred it's a very minimal percentage as the problem hasn't even had a recall issued by Apple (it was also a very teeny tiny percentage of Note 7 owners who had an issue as well) or 2) you don't believe the problem exists because your device is fine which would be a ridiculous way to go through life - thinking that if something doesn't apply to you, it applies to no one.
Maybe there's another interpretation of your comment, but I'm sure it's equally worthless as the above 2 possibilities.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 17:48 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: No issues with my iPhone7+. Love the camera!

Well then! Everyone else must be lying!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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PRohmer: What's the bloody hump for? And why bother with a built-in flash?

It's a lovely lady lump

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 21:33 UTC
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kiskami: Yeah! Very good Pro Journalist instincts and technical reflexes! Congrats!
Risking to anger the killer more and get shot yourself and other people (maybe) for fame and money - thats where criminal psychology has a different opinion. I guess.

I agree, that's definitely a possibility. But there are also terrorists who WANT the fame, or at least the message to get out. In those cases, the one holding a camera is likely the safest in the room. The trouble is, how do you know which situation is which?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 22:00 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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princecody: Other than better dynamic range & a tad better focus system @Barney how could you pick this over the Olympus EM1 MII? 🤔

size of the userbase and thus, the number of people who could benefit from it, perhaps?
Also, notice that if you search this webpage, there's no mention of the word "battery" until you get to the comments section and people are discussing mirrorless systems...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
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scottcraig: Just had to chek mine to make sure it wasn't a fake. Thankfully it's genuine. That being said its always best to buy new and even used gear from a reputable source. If you're ever unsure where to shop B&H is your safe bet.

@Sacher - there are plenty, but B&H is the biggest and most well known. They also have a great reputation and liberal return policy. Thus, MANY people shop there. But in reality, you can get equally great customer service and the exact same pricing (thanks to manufacturer enforced minimum pricing) from many other retailers. I regularly purchase from B&H as well as Adorama, Amazon, Profeel, BuyDig, Cameta, and even from a store in Canada (Camera Canada) as the Canon products sold in North America are all covered under the same warranty. I have no doubts there are numerous other fantastic retailers as well.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 10:51 UTC
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Photoman: How much profit must there be to counterfeit a cheap lens? Is it a Yongnuo factory doing this???

@leonche64 - you have a very uninformed idea of what it takes to run a business. And if you're using the counterfeit lens as an example of a product produced by a legitimate company, I think you have a very skewed notion of what a legitimate company is. All in all, you should probably seek out a business education from a legitimate school. And to avoid confusion - any place offering "classes" is NOT legitimate (ie, Trump University).

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 10:46 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (333 comments in total)
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fiatLuxFoto: Ok Canon, outside recouping marginal R&D over the previous technology why are they charging $1,700? The physics has been known for decades, there is nothing new here so why charge so much for such incremental value? The majority of images from this lens will be viewed on a computer monitor or laptop monitor so how does this lens justify it's cost?

I highly recommend a few business courses at your local University. Heck... even an online University would do. Even one of the free ones. Or just a conversation with a business owner, perhaps...?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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Flashback: Nice set of pics. Nothing to worry about with this sensor.

Just add IBIS, 4K, include a couple fast primes and this could slow the Sony juggernaut.

I honestly don't recall, bit hasn't the Sony juggernaut already slowed? Their market share hasn't grown for a while, has it?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
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