Revenant

Joined on Jul 29, 2011

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jkrumm: I knew the first thing I'd see in the comments is men whining about this.

"I knew the first thing I'd see in the comments is men whining about this."

You could post the same comment beneath any article on this website, and it would still be true.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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ttran88: Sigma is clearly not happy being 2nd in lens sales. Watch out Mr. Canon. #YearOfTheUnderdogs

Based on the latest BCN sales ranking for Japan, Sigma is now #2 after Canon, and Nikon is #3. Tamron hasn't been among the top 3 since 2013.

Global market shares could be different, of course, but without data we have no reason to assume that they are.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:47 UTC
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (79 comments in total)
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TN Args: "Available Mount Conversion Service (Allows use with another camera body)"

Other than Canikon?

I believe Sigma's mount conversion service only applies to those mounts for which the specific lens has been made, so in this case one can convert from any one of Canon, Nikon or Sigma to any of the other two.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:23 UTC
On article Leica SL gallery update (213 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Carey, taking the opportunity to improve this site, considering Auni's criticism just below, why don't you guys shoot (or hire someone specialized on that niche) the most common uses a camera will have?

I'll explain:

- include a fashion shoot with each camera you review. I mean a dedicated fashion shoot, with a pro model, styling, makeup, outdoors, strobes, testing skin tones, cloth moiré and texture, flash sync speed, etc. Many fashion photographers visit this website.

- shoot a real wedding. I'm sure if you guys use your network, there's a wedding opportunity for each camera review.

- landscapes: I mean proper landscapes, go to a nice location, wait for the perfect light, just like landscapers do. This could test weather sealing as well.

- sports: shoot a real sport event, whatever sport is available inside the deadline.

All that stuff besides the usual DR test, high ISO test, etc.

It's a nice idea, because who wouldn't like to see reviews with that kind of content? However, I don't see it as practically or economically feasible.
I presume that most of the other tests performed by DPR follow a more or less rigorous, standardized test protocol and method. It's hard to do the same when shooting a unique event.

I guess it all depends on how you see the purpose of the images. Is it to "sell" the camera (or lens), and show what a great photographer can achieve artistically when using it? Or is it to facilitate comparison between cameras/lenses and show what it's technically capable of (leaving aesthetics aside)?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
On article Leica SL gallery update (213 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Carey, taking the opportunity to improve this site, considering Auni's criticism just below, why don't you guys shoot (or hire someone specialized on that niche) the most common uses a camera will have?

I'll explain:

- include a fashion shoot with each camera you review. I mean a dedicated fashion shoot, with a pro model, styling, makeup, outdoors, strobes, testing skin tones, cloth moiré and texture, flash sync speed, etc. Many fashion photographers visit this website.

- shoot a real wedding. I'm sure if you guys use your network, there's a wedding opportunity for each camera review.

- landscapes: I mean proper landscapes, go to a nice location, wait for the perfect light, just like landscapers do. This could test weather sealing as well.

- sports: shoot a real sport event, whatever sport is available inside the deadline.

All that stuff besides the usual DR test, high ISO test, etc.

I think you overestimate the resources available to DPR. People have always complained about DPR doing too few reviews, and the usual explanations they get, are lack of resources as well as the thoroughness of the reviews. And now you suggest that every review should involve pro fashion models, stylists, trips to nice landscape locations, real weddings and sport events? The extra cost, work and time required for this would only result in us getting fewer reviews.

Do you know of any other review site that does what you suggest? As part of their normal review process for every single camera? If not, there's likely a good reason for that.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 07:51 UTC
On article Leica SL gallery update (213 comments in total)
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Auni: DPR

I live in Seattle. I have been taking photographs in Seattle for years. I recognize a lot of these places. These (and most of your stuff on DPR) - not done well at all.

Your site must have the resources to employ professional photographers. Professional photographer samples would be quite unique and refreshing for an internet gear-head review site. Be prepared to pay these professionals well.

Several of the editors/reviewers, Carey Rose included, have worked professionally as photographers before joining DPR.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (329 comments in total)
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Aroart: Bokeh is so overrated.. I Have a very strong fine art background and started getting getting serious about photography for the past 6 years.. Out of all the elements that make a great photograph bokeh is dead last.. Even photo contest winners rarely win because of, ooohhh look how blurry it is... Subject matter, Light, Composition, Story, will make or break your photograph..

Exactly, all great painters use different techniques and compositional elements to direct the viewers' eyes to certain parts of the painting. Photography is no different, and subject isolation is one way of doing that. It can be used to highlight the subject, enhance the composition, and tell a story.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (241 comments in total)
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mick232: It shows at what price lenses can be made available. Margins of other vendors must be huge.

You also ignore all the other expenses companies have: R&D, marketing, customer support, quality control, distribution etc. The customer pays for those things as well.

Edit: Someone else posted essentially the same thing while I was busy writing. Must learn to type faster.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 11:59 UTC
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (381 comments in total)
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Retzius: The D3400 is the laziest product update in recent memory.

@abortabort

Sorry for digging up a 4 months old thread, but I just saw this. The XQ2 definitely did not have "a completely different sensor, different control scheme and different body." It basically added a film simulation to the XQ1. Maybe you were thinking of the XF1, which was different from the XQ line?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 13:03 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (189 comments in total)
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paulfulper: That was a SONY sensor.... how did it become Canon now ? Did they copy it after using it for a while.
Remember that it was announced 3 years ago by Sony with a sample video

The sensor in this video is a Canon sensor. It was announced back in 2013.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/7606750544/canon-develops-high-sensitivity-full-frame-cmos-sensor-for-videos

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/09/13/canons-new-high-sensitivity-full-frame-sensor-captures-tiny-details-of-fire

Sony has also developed such high sensitivity sensors, eg. this one for automotive cameras:

https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201410/14-106E/

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (433 comments in total)
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kty: "They have the largest marketshare and make the biggest profit"

This is a miserable excuse for making bad cameras!

So you judge a camera by the spec sheet, not by its real-life handling and performance? It's okay to think a camera is bad, but to base that opinion solely on a list of specifications? At least wait until someone has tested it.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (433 comments in total)
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sh10453: This sounds like an SL1 replacement with a little bit of upgrade to take it just above the Rebel line.
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It's a T6s/760D replacement more than anything else. Isn't the SL1 smaller? I thought that was its unique selling point.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (433 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: Because that's exactly what Canon needed - another DSLR model next to the 1300D, 100D, 750D, 760D, 80D, 7D Mk II, 6D, 5D Mk IV, 5Ds, 5Ds R, and 1Dx II.

The 800D replaces the 750D, and the 77D replaces the 760D, so they aren't really adding yet another level. But sure, their APS-C line-up is a bit crowded at the low end.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (433 comments in total)
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kty: To all that blind-minded fanboys that don't even tolerate the slightest criticism:
I ADMIRE CANON MORE THAN YOU GUYS!
Just like many, Canon 300D was THE camera to make me love photograpy. Not only that, it was again a Canon, namely the A1 which inspired me to dive in the world of film cameras. Now after years, i make my living out of these. I have been a keen admirer of Canon for nearly 20 years.
BUT
exactly for this very reason i am frustrated and angry for what they have turned into. My only hope is that they (and you too) will someday realize why Canon is NOT doing right. Before it is too late... Just like Leica, Rollei, Kodak and many other companies which also were making huge profits in their prime days but now are either deceased or shells of their former selfs.

I believe Leica is also doing fine, in the little niche they've carved for themselves, and probably is the camera maker that best understands its target market.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (433 comments in total)
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henhen: compared to the 80d, this 77d has most everything the 80d has AND:
lighter
Bluetooth
higher iso
newer DIGI 7 processing
Isnt the 77d going to chomp on 80d sales? I mean its basically the same camera...some may say with improvements!

Even now the prices for body only 80d is about the same as the 900$ 77d!!
...mind blown!

im still going to get an 80d for the weather sealing...but I would have loved an 80d with the new processing system and Bluetooth and all the other bells and whistles...

I know...they are going to put those extra features of the 77d into the 80d and call it the 90d next year!!! I BET YA!

Besides the weather sealing, don't forget the pentaprism viewfinder in the 80D vs. the pentamirror in the 77D. And I don't think the latter has AF microadjustment, either.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (134 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: The tablet market is so mature now that any new entrants would have so little market share. Apple owns a decent amount and so does Sony and Microsoft. It will be hard to beat those three competitors IMO. Besides, there are so many Android tablet brands on the market now it almost seems pointless to even care what brand it is (although I'm a fan of Samsung so I'd go Samsung). Unless Kodak has anything new to bring to the table, like attachable lenses for its tablet camera, I really don't see this making any big dent in the market. I think it's more just Kodak is struggling since its core business died off years ago (film) and it's trying to adapt itself to survive. It's line of Digital cameras are on the "Bargain" side of things (I don't think they make any professional level digital cameras/DSLRs). Maybe they should look into creating a mirrorless camera than working on an Android tablet.

The cameras you mention are made by a different licensee, JK Imaging, and they do have a mirrorless ILC in their line-up. It's called PixPro S-1 and uses a MFT mount. It's a basic entry-level camera, though.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 21:14 UTC
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aramgrg: It's probably time to release an upgrade that will show a hot model who says "Thank you for being our valuable consumer, Joe" every time you turn camera on or off. That is because by the time you release the update, Joe will be the only Canon owner in the world.

Before complaining about the lack of new features in a firmware update, I think one should think about if any are needed. Are there any features that are requested by actual users of this particular camera, and which would be possible to add with a firmware update?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (634 comments in total)
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Fujica: The Canon M-Line does have potential, but they are 'contaminated' with poor management decisions from the past.

They'd better stop with the 'M' line and introduce a new line that is more tailored to the enthousiast and prosumer customers.

Get away from the 'M' series Canon!

Thom Hogan is a very qualified guesser, though. He's been analyzing the market for many years, and he knows a lot of people in the camera industry.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 10:16 UTC
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Anastigmat: I thought the world is moving to full frame. It looks like the camera makers still hope that people will buy the APS-C models because of the big profit margin on these cameras.

Yes, for FF to replace APS-C as high volume sellers, FF sensors will need to come down in price dramatically, and that won't happen unless demand (and hence production volume) increases dramatically. But the camera market is shrinking, and no one expects to see any dramatic growth. It's more a question of how long the decline will last, and at what level the market will hit the bottom.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 08:47 UTC
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aramgrg: It's probably time to release an upgrade that will show a hot model who says "Thank you for being our valuable consumer, Joe" every time you turn camera on or off. That is because by the time you release the update, Joe will be the only Canon owner in the world.

Yes, these are minor bug fixes, but are you saying that Canon shouldn't bother fixing those bugs just because they don't have any major new feature to accompany them? Strange logic. How can a bug fix be a bad thing?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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