justmeMN

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On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Let's face it, if Nikon released this, everyone would be calling for resignations from the board and spelling out "the end of Nikon". As it is, somehow Canon will be allowed to get away with this substandard POS. Or will they? I rather think they need to be given a spanking for this from their user base because as long as people buy it, Canon will think it's the way forward - the recent story of unexpected demand for this I'm just not buying at all. Ultimately I feel sorry for the Canon customer base and the damage this is doing to the whole brand.

By comparison look at what Nikon are likely to pack into the D850, and it's anyone's guess what Sony will try and put into something like the A7RIII. There are still innovators in the market, but Canon are RAPIDLY losing their way.

@YA9Productions: The overwhelming majority of professional photographers use Canon brand DSLRs. They must all be blind. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Let's face it, if Nikon released this, everyone would be calling for resignations from the board and spelling out "the end of Nikon". As it is, somehow Canon will be allowed to get away with this substandard POS. Or will they? I rather think they need to be given a spanking for this from their user base because as long as people buy it, Canon will think it's the way forward - the recent story of unexpected demand for this I'm just not buying at all. Ultimately I feel sorry for the Canon customer base and the damage this is doing to the whole brand.

By comparison look at what Nikon are likely to pack into the D850, and it's anyone's guess what Sony will try and put into something like the A7RIII. There are still innovators in the market, but Canon are RAPIDLY losing their way.

"By comparison look at what Nikon..."

did with KeyMission, DL, and Nikon 1. :-)

(They are not without their flaws.)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:47 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)
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mac west: anyone know where it is made?

I don't know about this particular model, but:

"Canon is also cutting costs through automation. The introduction of robots to the company's single-lens reflex camera factory in Oita Prefecture has helped reduce the number of necessary workers for certain tasks from some 40 to just three or four."

https://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Tokyo-Market/Canon-on-track-for-40-profit-growth-on-printer-sales

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
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rrccad: the SL2 sort of sits "outside" of canon's atypical line.

canon and nikon match up against the T6/D3400, (T7i, 77D)/D5300, 80D/D7500, etc.

the SL2 is a odd duck that sits outside of the bunch. So I'm not sure this is a apt comparison.

also the comparison mentions battery life but fails to mention what they did to get that .. ie: removed dust sensor shake, and downgraded the onboard flash.

Also...

I do believe the D3400 doesn't have mirror lockup or AEB and I'm not sure about USB tethering, while the SL2 has all.

the SL2 (and SL1) make a nice little cameras for prime focus astrophotography, whereas you have to go up to the D5xxx series to get the same.

Get an SL2, full spectrum convert it, and buy backyard EOS and you're set.

The launch price of the Nikon D3400 was $650, so it's pretty close to the launch price of the Canon SL2.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 20:04 UTC

The Canon SL1 got a DPR Gold, and the SL2 looks even "golder". :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 18th comment
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)
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mrgooch2008: In the 1970's IBM ran into the same problem with thinking they were so big that they didn't have to worry about competition.

The competition isn't giving Canon much pressure. The ILC market share of #2 Nikon has significantly shrunk, and #3 Sony is significantly behind that.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I have a hunch you will see this camera discounted fairly soon. And a pretty good discount too.

Perhaps they should have just called it a Full Frame Rebel, and priced it appropriately at launch.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)

At US$1,999 (body only) Canon should have tried harder.

A significantly lower price would fix the problem. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 240th comment
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marc petzold: The SL2 is significant more expensive than the D3400, and it's Canons smallest DSLR.

The real competition for the D3400 is the Canon 1300D, soon 1400D. It should being compared to this Model, which is the Companys lowest DSLR into the price range.

The launch price of the Nikon D3400 was $650, so it's close to the launch price of the Canon SL2.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
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justmeMN: I guess most people don't care, but I don't think the Nikon D3400 has Automatic Exposure Compensation. (It only has manual exposure compensation.)

With Automatic Exposure Bracketing, you press the shutter (usually) once, and get (at least) three different shots, at three different exposures. Then you keep the one that turns out the best. It's a convenient way of dealing with tricky lighting situations. It's a common feature, nothing Canon-specific.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 16:52 UTC

As an added bonus, the launch price of the SL2 (with kit lens) is $100 less than the launch price of the SL1.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 15:53 UTC as 45th comment

"GoPro is building momentum."

Nikon KeyMission is probably building momentum too, but in the opposite direction.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 15:21 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I doubt that my local fire department would have approved of this.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 14:42 UTC as 21st comment

Camera companies also have to address the question:
If we add Feature-X , will it increase sales/profits, or will it only increase production costs, resulting in decreased profits?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 51st comment

I guess most people don't care, but I don't think the Nikon D3400 has Automatic Exposure Compensation. (It only has manual exposure compensation.)

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 13:43 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies

I wonder what percentage of ILC buyers care about 4K. I suspect not many.

Panasonic are apparently considered to be leaders 4K, but that hasn't resulted in them getting much market share.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 17:37 UTC as 101st comment | 4 replies

Anyone who doesn't want the same brand/features/camera-type as me is ignorant. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 15:17 UTC as 118th comment
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justmeMN: If the text in the red dot was Huawei-Leica , it just wouldn't be the same. :-)

Notice the :-) in both of my posts. You take everything oh-so-seriously.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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justmeMN: If the text in the red dot was Huawei-Leica , it just wouldn't be the same. :-)

Whatever company ends up owning 45% of Leica deserves some name recognition. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 21:20 UTC

Wouldn't 4K from a tiny sensor still look like video from a tiny sensor?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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