marianco

Lives in United States Monterey, CA, United States
Works as a Physician, Psychiatrist
Joined on Feb 15, 2003

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On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)
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lol101: This M5 is a camera probably priced too high for what it is... I kept repeating this to myself but somehow pushed the "Buy" button anyway...

Does Canon put something in the tap water ?

I am very happy with the camera, the 11-22 is practically bolted to it, only briefly supplanted by the 22mm or the occasional EF 35 or 50...

And by the way I am left eyed and have no problem operating the camera FWIW.

The Canon 80D costs about the same as the Canon M5.
The Canon M5 is a miniature version of the 80D.
If you can afford the 80D but want a much smaller pocketable travel-friendly version, get the Canon M5.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:34 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)
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taktak91: Nice camera, sure.
But who's it aimed at?
Too pricey for beginners, too limited in specs for enthusiasts.

"Too pricey for beginners"? The Sony A6300 costs the same but lenses are very expensive. And the Sony A6300 can't do 4K without quickly overheating. So it is essentially a 1080p camera.
The M5 is aimed at:
1) CANON ENTHUSIASTS. This was blatantly stated by Canon's lead engineer. You don't lose the ability to use the Canon lenses and flashes you already own.
2) It is A MINIATURE 80D. Any enthusiast that loves the 80D - and the 7D Mk II will LOVE this camera.
3. It is a FANTASTIC TRAVEL CAMERA. It directly replaces my 7D in a lighter smaller more travel friendly coat-pocketable package.
4) It is a TOTALLY EXCELLENT VLOGGING CAMERA. It is the step up from the Canon GX7II. It is much better than the 80D since it is much smaller and lighter. The focusing system is the most advanced for vlogging. Canons are the most popular vlogging cameras on YouTube. Used with a bendy tripod, it won't be falling down and breaking as often as Casey Neistat's Canon 70D.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (46 comments in total)

The biggest problem with 4K is: Do you have the storage for it and the backup capacity?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 09:13 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (352 comments in total)

The Canon M5 can be attached to an external USB Battery and run indefinitely. So battery life isn't really a problem.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 09:12 UTC as 6th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (352 comments in total)

The Canon 80D has the best solo vlogger subject-tracking and focusing among the cameras. The Canon M5 is its smaller clone.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 09:11 UTC as 7th comment
On article Canon EOS M5 added to studio scene comparison tool (87 comments in total)

Not bad at all. The quality is very similar if not the same as the Canon 80D and Sony A6300.

Too bad Canon doesn't have a processing chip that can do 4K yet. Or Canon doesn't want to cannibalize the sales of their higher priced cinema-capable cameras so Canon crippled the lower and middle-end cameras. Heck, even the Canon 5D Mark IV is crippled when doing 4K.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 09:08 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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shk12: outsource your manufacturing to boost margins in the short term and this is the result

It is a different lens design than the Canon 100 mm F2. So it is a different lens period.

Sigma did the same thing for years. And no one complained.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 08:23 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)
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marianco: The Canon M5 essentially is a miniaturized version of the Canon 80D.
The biggest problem is the flip screen. Canon should have copied the full articulating screen of the 80D. But instead it did a flip down screen. How exactly will you use this with a tripod? That was a stupid design move - particularly for self videos such as for vlogging.

Note that the Canon G5X HAS the fully articulating screen that would have been perfect for the M5. Sigh.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)
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QBNY: Canon is only fooling their fanbase. They're STILL behind everyone in mirrorless, aside from Nikon -which isn't saying much.
Just the fact that their lens selection is utter trash, with a sorry excuse to use an adapter for lenses that you already own, defeats the purpose, because of larger lenses.

Canon, where are the serious Primes? Where's the 50mm eq? Where's the 24mm? The 80mm? Making another zoom, shows canon is not interested, OR they're scared of biting into their own DSLR sales.

Canon, go All In, or don't go in at all.

Compared to Sony Canon is only behind in not having 4K

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 15:27 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)
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QBNY: Canon is only fooling their fanbase. They're STILL behind everyone in mirrorless, aside from Nikon -which isn't saying much.
Just the fact that their lens selection is utter trash, with a sorry excuse to use an adapter for lenses that you already own, defeats the purpose, because of larger lenses.

Canon, where are the serious Primes? Where's the 50mm eq? Where's the 24mm? The 80mm? Making another zoom, shows canon is not interested, OR they're scared of biting into their own DSLR sales.

Canon, go All In, or don't go in at all.

Sony doesn't have native lenses for the A6500 Either.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)

The Canon M5 essentially is a miniaturized version of the Canon 80D.
The biggest problem is the flip screen. Canon should have copied the full articulating screen of the 80D. But instead it did a flip down screen. How exactly will you use this with a tripod? That was a stupid design move - particularly for self videos such as for vlogging.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 07:00 UTC as 198th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (916 comments in total)
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noflashplease: It turns out that we're already past the peak of iPhone sales. Apparently, that peak was reached sometime in late 2015, so now the iPhone is going the way of the iPod and iPad...selling in ever diminishing quantities. The great irony is that Mac sales look more stable than any other Apple business line.

Apple still makes over 90% of the profits in the smartphone market. Every one of the iPhone 6 and 6s users want to upgrade. And there are 270 million of them.

Apple is also number 2 in the world of watches in profit.

And Apple still makes 90% of the profits for computers costing over $1000.

And it now has 17 million Apple Music subscribers - good for an extra $2 billion a year and growing.

Not bad at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 05:25 UTC
On article Lytro announces Illum light field camera (349 comments in total)

It is now 2016. The Lytro Illium was released in 4/2014 - more than 2 years ago. Initially $1500, it is now sells for $360. It is still limited to 4 megapixels of resolution of specialized thin-depth-of-field photos - when most of the time people want everything sharp. 4 megapixels only good for web photos. It doesn't do video. No upgrade to the camera is in sight. Their CEO stepped down. That doesn't bode well. It already looks obsolete. It's like my 3MP Nikon Coolpix 990 from 2000.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 1st comment

These are pretty uninspiring photos. They look cartoonish rather than realistic.

Why would anyone want to buy the Panasonic if this is the best you can do?

I wouldn't.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 09:12 UTC as 4th comment
On article DxO ONE real-world sample gallery (181 comments in total)

These are bad, dark, low dynamic range, bland, uninspiring photos.

The photos immediately convinced me to NOT buy the DXO ONE Camera.

I would rather carry a Sony RX100 II camera with me.
1. It would be much quicker to use for candid photos
2. It allows external flash to improve people photos and to improve lighting of the dark portions of the photos.
3. It has the same resolution as the DXO ONE Camera. I
4. It is as easily pocketed as the DOX ONE Camera.

I would also rather use an iPhone 6S PLUS for photography since at 12 megapixels, it would do a better job than the DXO ONE.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 16:14 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
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Nick Pisani: Well I am a "Johnny come lately!". Not being especially computer literate and older (73) I finally got around iPhoto (which I knew I would). I then wanted to progress into "Aperture. and what happens is Apple ups & discontinues Aperture. From all reports then "new" Apple Photo's" program is not for me. I am interested in of course saving my photo's in the usual way, but also doing some limited corrections with my Wacum pad. That is some facial smoothing, removing a telephone line, etc.
I read that the new Photo's software was being geared for cell phone photography and not much else.
I also heard that Adobe's Lightroom was not a good choice for an Aperture replacement. Looking at amazon, prices & configurations seem to go all over the place.
Guys like us need a article or email (clickitnick@icloud) touting the software that would be a good next step after "iPhoto".

Adobe Lightroom is a great replacement for Aperture. Even Apple recommends using it as a replacement.

I was shocked and pleased that Adobe cloned so much of the Aperture workflow that the latest Lightroom is nearly a drop-in replacement for Aperture. Of course it is much more sophisticated as well. It was competition from Apple's Aperture that drove Adobe shitless into greatly improving Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 15:45 UTC

AARGGGG. Photos is inadequate. The worse part is that your photos a trapped in its library. You cannot edit them in another app like with PHOTOS for the iPhone. I think Photos will mature and more features will come in to allow editing in other apps.

Apple IS A BRAND FOR PROFESSIONAL USE. However, for Apple is also a company of EXTREME FOCUS. Apple generally will only create a product only if it can do better than the competition.

For example, when it comes to pro video software, there is NOTHING BETTER THAN FINAL CUT PRO. And Apple continues to go whole hog in supporting it.

When it comes to professional photography apps, Apple has decided that it cannot do better than the competition - which is Adobe. Adobe - scared shitless - competed well against Apple's Aperture. And Apple acknowledged Adobe's win. Adobe even cloned the Aperture workflow so much the newest Lightroom acts like Aperture compared with old versions of LR. I was shocked and pleased.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 15:40 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies

So is this the end for Minolta-Sony cameras?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 3rd comment

1. M3 ergonomics are much better than with the M2 and M1
2. Wi-Fi = instant sharing of photos with your kids, friends, facebook via your iPhone
3. Wi-Fi = remote control via your iPhone
4. 6X autofocus speed of the M1
5. Flip Screen for more creative photos and selfies
6. Full HD Video
7. Digic-6 processing for much lower noise.

The M3 is a huge upgrade to the M2 and M1.

Luckily, despite not being sold in the US, we can buy it through eBay!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 18:12 UTC as 16th comment
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (583 comments in total)

eBay!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:02 UTC as 159th comment
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