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I had wondered why Nikon has been introducing primes without VR over the last several years. Perhaps it was with IBIS in mind all along.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 00:36 UTC as 13th comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (787 comments in total)

Compared to the price of the G1x mkIII this is darn reasonable: roughly half price. True, G1x mkIII has more features, but the M100 can use the 22 f2 EF-m.

And it is svelte compared to the gangly-looking G1x mkIII. I like these Canon cameras more when they come in at a reasonable price point. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 17:44 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon G1 X Mark III pre-production sample gallery (113 comments in total)

Very nice cat picture... I may need a G1X mkIII after all.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 04:55 UTC as 7th comment

RIP LowePro. :(

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 17:21 UTC as 16th comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
In reply to:

Howard: No AFMA, yikes, crippled!

Canon 77D has great features, and contrary to the whingers, I think it a very nice step forward from the T6s.

But the lack of AFMA is a showstopper for me. Which pushes me toward the 80D, just as Canon intended. But I will probably wind up getting neither. I'll wait for the 6DmkII. Also what in line with what Canon intended.

But a light relatively inexpensive 77D would be something I could use -- and what bothers me is that the afma is just software. Would cost them nothing to add it. They already have the code written.

Okay, now I'm whinging. Not really though -- just explaining how one customer will likely wind up passing on both the 80D and the 77D because of over-segmentation.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 22:21 UTC

What vacuous whining. How can one complain about a camera that "should" have been made two years ago without knowing the details of the technical challenges and the details of the cost structure? Canon makes cameras, not unicorns.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 03:07 UTC as 146th comment | 3 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2169 comments in total)

"we'd expect"... These statements in the absence of data are worthless. "we'd expect" DR will still lag behind... Based on what evidence?

"we'd expect" that coming from DP Review though, wouldn't we? I do have data for this last statement: the text of the preview itself.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 05:23 UTC as 503rd comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

basshead: Iconic moments always get captured by a canon

Iconic postings on DPReview always attract trollbait.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (95 comments in total)

1) Did you have any trouble getting into Safeco Field with the M3? Supposedly cameras with detachable lenses are prohibited. (camera policy below).

2) Could you add a blurb on location to the description section where appropriate please? The climbing looks like Smith Rocks near Redmond (OR) for example, but just a guess on my part.

The camera policy:
Cameras & Camcorders
Personal photography and video are permitted in the ballpark provided the images are for personal use only. However, videotaping any game action is prohibited. Photographic support tools that may interfere with the enjoyment of the game for others (tripods, detachable lenses) are not permitted in the ballpark. Selfie sticks are not permitted in the ballpark.

http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ballpark/information/index.jsp?content=guide#C

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 21:29 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

First off, thanks for sharing the beautiful image and great concise write-up.

Just to add .02 : Another wrinkle is to use a mask on the high pass layer and control where you want sharpness brought back in.

I like little PS articles like this. Brief, useful, practical. Keep 'em coming, DPR!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 06:04 UTC as 15th comment
On article Friendly Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D samples (170 comments in total)

Image 3. It can take great cat pictures. That's all that really counts.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 10:36 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Very cool. With the money he saved on the Rebel he got a nice assortment of lenses, I would say.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 19:50 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)

JP Morgan said there are two reasons someone does something: the reason they give, and the real reason.

While I imagine that the stated reasons for shutting down the rental business are valid, the real reason is because they make so much gobsmackingly more money from ad revenue and click-thru purchases on Canonrumors. It's good business to focus on the aspects of the business that make you the most money. And congrats on the success of the web site.

disclaimer: pure speculation on my part.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 18:20 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

Hey, Canon shooter here: that 200-500 looks pretty awesome, especially at the price. Hard to understand some of the caterwauling and griping.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 10:40 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite (85 comments in total)

B&H has preorder up. In the Box: the bounce adapter and color filter.

But they are also available separately for 29.95 each "as a spare or replacement". So don't lose 'em!

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 09:30 UTC as 11th comment
On article Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite (85 comments in total)

Impressed that they included the color filter and bounce adapter. Looks good.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 05:12 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite (85 comments in total)
In reply to:

ErikH: Of course! I just bought the 430 Ex II. Classic.

Image 5 extreme right: Made in Taiwan

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 05:10 UTC
On photo six_of_me in the Six of Me... challenge (24 comments in total)

The left eye of the left arm wrestler looks really odd. Overall a really nice job though!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 17:42 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

Just one thought to add: I wish the T6s had a weakened or removed AA filter (ala N D5500) as an added differentiator to the T6i.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 18:19 UTC as 18th comment
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (740 comments in total)

Anybody remember the early Nikon Coolpix models? They had the swivel idea for the grip. Then the industry - including Nikon - went with making cameras that were digital versions of old form-factor designs. It's nice to see this idea come back.

In the early days of digital there was a sort of heady optimism about the opportunities to innovate on what a camera could be. With convergence, maybe it's time again.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 217th comment | 3 replies
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