José B

José B

Lives in Canada Ontario, Canada
Joined on Apr 30, 2002

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On article Fujifilm X100VI initial review (462 comments in total)

Kudos from me as well. Thanks again for putting this initial review together. I already pre-ordered a classic black. Looking forward to using the film simulations, IBIS and it's like getting three primes in one camera. The colours look wonderful and beautiful skin tones to boot. Bokeh is nice too but if I want more subject separation I will certainly use the excellent Adobe lens blur filter. Can't wait to get mine. Camera looks gorgeous that I feel like dressing up when I use it. Maybe I'll polish my double strap monk shoes, in black of course :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2024 at 17:46 UTC as 22nd comment

Thanks Richard. Reala really looks very nice. Tough decision to choose the three simulations (for portraits, I might go with Reala, Astia and Acros).

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2024 at 03:24 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Love it!!! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful skin tones and overall colours. Bokeh looks great and if I needed more blur there's always the excellent Adobe Lens Blur filter I can apply. Hope to get mine within a couple of weeks-----ASTIA la vista baby----I'm in the Fuji camp!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2024 at 15:12 UTC as 17th comment
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NowHearThis: Always happy to see more and more lens options. I'm sure this will be a great addition to Canon's lineup. For those who can't afford it, the RF24-105/4L is also a great lens (I'm personally very impressed with it's corner performance when shootign at 24mm wide open - did not expect it to be so outstanding) and for approx 35% of the cost and 55% of the weight, it's a good value and easy to carry lens too. (Canon even has a 3rd 24-105 - although that one interests me the least, YMMV.) Nicely done.

Thanks. Hopefully the 24-105/2.8 will sell like hotcakes :-) so the stores can lower the price of the f/4 on or before the holidays. I normally buy and hold my standard zooms and once I have the GAS for it the f/4 will be my first modern lens for the R6MKII.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2023 at 21:56 UTC
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NowHearThis: Always happy to see more and more lens options. I'm sure this will be a great addition to Canon's lineup. For those who can't afford it, the RF24-105/4L is also a great lens (I'm personally very impressed with it's corner performance when shootign at 24mm wide open - did not expect it to be so outstanding) and for approx 35% of the cost and 55% of the weight, it's a good value and easy to carry lens too. (Canon even has a 3rd 24-105 - although that one interests me the least, YMMV.) Nicely done.

How's the AF speed of the RF 24-105/4 L IS? That and the fake bokeh/background blur compliments of PS lens blur filter should be a superb 1-2 punch for my R6MKII.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2023 at 16:52 UTC
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José B: Love the specs of this lens! Might be time to replace my 'heavenly rays' EF 24-105/4 L IS. But not with this.....can't afford it. Better option for me is the lighter and cheaper RF 24-105/4 L and just work a tad with blurring the backgrounds more with the superb PS lens blur tool and neural filter (depth blur filter).

Nah I will pass up, besides it's heavy and I'm not into video. As a matter of fact I might just stay the course with the EF because I still want to shoot with my 5Ds. Really loving the new software we have in 2023: PS, DXO PL7 Elite/FP7 and just renewed Topaz AI. All good!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2023 at 16:38 UTC

Love the specs of this lens! Might be time to replace my 'heavenly rays' EF 24-105/4 L IS. But not with this.....can't afford it. Better option for me is the lighter and cheaper RF 24-105/4 L and just work a tad with blurring the backgrounds more with the superb PS lens blur tool and neural filter (depth blur filter).

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2023 at 21:45 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a6700 review (1403 comments in total)

Thanks very much Dan and Richard....great work as always! And boy that was quick!! Looking forward to getting mine this week. Love the jpeg colors and skin tones.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2023 at 22:55 UTC as 102nd comment
On article DPReview.com to close (5186 comments in total)

Sad news indeed. Hope all the staff get suitable employment soon. Thanks for all your reviews and of course managing the forums. It was a great ride for over 20 years. Much appreciated Richard and team, Chris and Jordan for the thorough R6MKII review. Bought one recently and it's like what you said in your reviews. Thanks again!

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2023 at 22:59 UTC as 2413th comment
On article DPReview March Madness, vote for your champions (179 comments in total)

Dream shoot: SI Swimsuit on any white-sand beach vs. Wimbledon Final (Ladies or Gentlemen)

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2023 at 17:05 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS R6 Mark II in-depth review (1555 comments in total)
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Kevin DiOssi: I took delivery of this camera in late November at launch because it rectified all the issues I had with the original R6 - particularly when it came to shooting photo/video and not being able to store custom shooting settings for video…at all! It mean any frame rate change resulted in a menu dive while my other cameras were a simple dial turn and making minor adjustments to exposure.

This camera suffers from a significant loss in dynamic range when using electronic shutter - which is unfortunate, but not the end of the world. It has become my “pocket R3” as I keep it with a complimentary lens attached to it in a messenger bag as I walk around shooting at a race or event. I typically have 1 or 2 R3 bodies with a lens combo that works for what I’m shooting, but now I can add a smaller camera that’s almost equally as capable to shoot with and provides a 3rd look. A big deal when you have massive telephotos on 2 bodies and can keep a 15-35/24-70/50mm(etc.) ready to fire off.

I think I should ok with the dynamic range (jpegs) with the R6MKII. I've shot tennis with the A6600 and the most challenging dynamic range I've got was dark skin on white or yellow or bright red outfit or light skin in dark outfits. And I'd like to believe that the R6MKII's sensor is much better than the A6600.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2023 at 20:44 UTC
On article Canon EOS R6 Mark II in-depth review (1555 comments in total)

I think it should read: Good for a vast range of photo and video tasks.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2023 at 19:00 UTC as 69th comment
On article Canon EOS R6 Mark II in-depth review (1555 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: A few less FPS and few more MPs would have been nice, but otherwise it looks good. I agree with your observation that using older lenses with adapters is not ideal. While the best EF lenses are entirely "modern", going from an old camera with great lenses to a new camera with an adapter and great lenses does not seem like a seamless upgrade. More of a crossgrade. Is that a new word, like colorway?

It would be interesting to know what percentage of buyers are existing Canon users versus percentage of first time Canon buyers. I never thought I'd become a spec sheet worshipper but if I'm going to carry a full frame camera, I'm not going to upgrade from my 30mp 5D4 to a 24mp R6. I know there won't be a visible difference but I don't want to spend more and get less. (A prefect example of why you should not obsess over spec sheets).

That's my dilemma right now. Love the specs in particular the well-controlled rolling shutter in ES 40 fps shots. Tennis shots are impressive! I know my old EF lenses will be more than adequate (I use them with 5Ds). However, I also shoot with APS-C Sony and that modern lens 135/1.8 GM is superb with the A6600. But Sony is playing hard to get LOL with a A6600 replacement. And I am not sure if I can resist the R6MKII + vertical grip GAS temptation.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2023 at 18:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS R6 Mark II Sample Gallery (DPReview TV) (17 comments in total)

Chris and Jordan, thanks very much for sharing those images. I can hear the salesperson now, 'Sir do you want some fries with your burger?' Love the images from that RF 24-105/4 that it'll be a great standard zoom lens to the Canon R6II+vertical grip!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2023 at 20:07 UTC as 4th comment
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R6 Mark II Final Review (229 comments in total)
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PNad: This is pretty much a « baby R3 », the R6 mkII even have High-frequency anti-flicker shooting, how crazy is that? A feature usually only found in much pricier cameras (A9II, A1, R3 and Z9)

I mean, 40fps, useable electronic shutter for 99% of situations, high frequency shooting? In an « 6D » body? Wow.

This feels like a A9/A7III era all over again but this time with Canon

Definitely a baby R3 for me!! I just have to try out see how much FPS I could get with my EF lenses. If I can get max of 15-20 fps. I'll be ecstatic. Overall, I'm really impressed with the ES shots of tennis which I love and photograph. Will definitely get the vertical grip and fast SD UHS-II card(s). Can't wait to shoot with my 50L/1.2 and 85/1.2 LII with it for portraiture too! Just waiting for Sony to come out with the A6600 upgrade then I will decide if I go with the R6MKII.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2023 at 18:14 UTC
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José B: For me the most important 2022 story is the launch of the Canon R6MKII. I've seen various reviews particularly on the performance of the 40 fps. ES. I zeroed in on tennis because that is the sport I play and photograph. Overall, I am very impressed! Sure there were some images of distorted racquets and egg shaped balls but overall I think the rolling shutter was well controlled. If I am buying now, that is my pick plus the vertical grip.

@ZZT231
Hear, hear. Sony's eye-AF on the A6600/A6400/A6100 is fantastic! At the Sony APS-C forum, we've been treated to superb wildlife/nature images almost on a daily basis there. I'm very impressed by my A6600 and 135GM as a sports gear. It could certainly use some polishing for the next upgrade like more FPS, 1/8000 sec. shutter speed, use of UHS-II cards and etc. for its next update. I'd like a bigger body like an A7 series and a vertical grip option but I know the likelihood of this happening is pretty remote. I think it'll be great if Sony would match the specs of the Canon R7.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2022 at 19:06 UTC
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José B: For me the most important 2022 story is the launch of the Canon R6MKII. I've seen various reviews particularly on the performance of the 40 fps. ES. I zeroed in on tennis because that is the sport I play and photograph. Overall, I am very impressed! Sure there were some images of distorted racquets and egg shaped balls but overall I think the rolling shutter was well controlled. If I am buying now, that is my pick plus the vertical grip.

If I had the funds A9/9II would be the best choice. But like I mentioned earlier, it will be a lot more expensive as I have to buy a 70-200 or 70-180 lens. And also I don't like to buy used.

For me the R6MKII ticks all the boxes---again for the stuff I do. Even if I don't use the ES, the MS @ 12 fps is pretty good. Plus its shutter is not noisy. Again, I will wait for the A6600 replacement but I am already leaning towards the R6MKII for all the reasons I mentioned earlier plus it has the option of the OEM vertical grip. Looking forward to it to all its bells and whistles. Last time I splurged this much on Canon was 2015 with my 5Ds and vertical grip.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2022 at 16:34 UTC
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José B: For me the most important 2022 story is the launch of the Canon R6MKII. I've seen various reviews particularly on the performance of the 40 fps. ES. I zeroed in on tennis because that is the sport I play and photograph. Overall, I am very impressed! Sure there were some images of distorted racquets and egg shaped balls but overall I think the rolling shutter was well controlled. If I am buying now, that is my pick plus the vertical grip.

Thanks for the link. However, the A6600 does not have an ES rating. For MS the R6II is ahead 11.52 to 10.97. Also low light of R6II ES is 4984 vs. A6600 MS of 2929. Anyway these are just numbers. I've shot indoor volleyball @ ISO 6400 with the A6600 and I'm expecting the R6MKII will be better. I'm still looking forward to an update to the A6600 which should hopefully soon.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2022 at 15:56 UTC
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José B: For me the most important 2022 story is the launch of the Canon R6MKII. I've seen various reviews particularly on the performance of the 40 fps. ES. I zeroed in on tennis because that is the sport I play and photograph. Overall, I am very impressed! Sure there were some images of distorted racquets and egg shaped balls but overall I think the rolling shutter was well controlled. If I am buying now, that is my pick plus the vertical grip.

Where's evidence of that?

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2022 at 15:26 UTC
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José B: For me the most important 2022 story is the launch of the Canon R6MKII. I've seen various reviews particularly on the performance of the 40 fps. ES. I zeroed in on tennis because that is the sport I play and photograph. Overall, I am very impressed! Sure there were some images of distorted racquets and egg shaped balls but overall I think the rolling shutter was well controlled. If I am buying now, that is my pick plus the vertical grip.

Dynamic range or IQ is not an issue. Even my A6600 shoots jpegs superbly mechanical shutter or otherwise. Whether it's a dark skinned player with white outfits/shoes or vice versa----the details are all there. If it is a super bright day, bright outfits and etc. I can make the necessary adjustments i.e. expose to the right/underexpose and etc. And since R6MKII is full frame I expect the DR is going to be even better. Besides if I needed it, I have DXO PL6 Elite/Topaz Labs/Adobe PS and a fast computer.

BTW, I probably do not require 40 fps, 20 fps should suffice. I just want coverage of backswing to ball hitting the strings to follow through and maybe a fist pump after the shot. This way I am confident that I got the ball on the strings on all shots so I can put the camera down and really enjoy just watching the tennis match. Plus in non-sports like portraiture, I can still use my beloved 50/1.2L and 85/1.2 L.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2022 at 15:05 UTC
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