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Urbex Mark: $2500 for a camera without a top display? Come on.

@FooHead - "People still use the top display?"
Evidently, as it's on the R5. Maybe just the pros use it. I use mine all the time!

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 11:57 UTC
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Gesskay: While Many people didn't shoot M43,I believe no one can deny that Olympus was among the innovators of the Bunch.So many new features never seen before.Best in Class stabilization.Those who are laughing while saying "I told you so" are among the most ignorant of all photographers.It's a sad day indeed my friends

@dpthoughts:
The Canon A1 with the FD 50mm 1.4 (which is what I bought) cost 114,000 yen in 1978, as stated by Canon:
https://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/film100.html
114,000 yen in 1978 was equivalent to $570 US, which is about what I paid. $570 in 1978 is equal to about $2,358 in today's dollars. So, to me, prices haven't changed that much for a decent camera and lens. My 6D with the EF 50 1.4 USM listed for about the same price ($2,100 + $400).

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2020 at 14:54 UTC
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Gesskay: While Many people didn't shoot M43,I believe no one can deny that Olympus was among the innovators of the Bunch.So many new features never seen before.Best in Class stabilization.Those who are laughing while saying "I told you so" are among the most ignorant of all photographers.It's a sad day indeed my friends

"At the beginning of the eightees, a Canon or Nikon full frame SLR did cost around $200."
I don't know about that. I bought my Canon A1 in the eighty's and it cost me around $500........and I don't think that included the lens. $500 in the eighty's is probably around $1,500 today.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 12:10 UTC
On article The gear that got away: reader responses (237 comments in total)

I've had cameras since the 60's and none of them have taken a good photo so far. Maybe it's me?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2020 at 13:06 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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snapa: Robert Pattinson needs to learn how to wash and brush his hair. Why do people think it 'Is Cool' to look unkept like that? Especially for a magazine like GQ which emphasizes high fashion!

When I was growing up, you weren't allowed to wear blue jeans to school, let alone wear anything with holes in it or overly worn. Today people pay hundreds of dollars to wear "fashion" jeans that are full of holes, all torn up, and frayed. Go figure. By the way..........I have a bridge you can buy at a very reasonable price.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2020 at 13:55 UTC
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DanInJapan256: There's a small mistake in the article. No apostrophe is needed in "it’s products on its website."

JackM "A possessive noun is a noun that possesses something—i.e., it has something. In most cases, a possessive noun is formed by adding an apostrophe +s to the noun, or if the noun is plural and already ends in s, only an apostrophe needs to be added."
In the article where the sentence says: "it’s products".....the noun "it" refers to the company "GuoZh" and the "products" are a possession of that company.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2020 at 14:03 UTC
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DanInJapan256: There's a small mistake in the article. No apostrophe is needed in "it’s products on its website."

"it's" in this case is a possessive noun.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2020 at 16:22 UTC
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eno2: I'm disgusted by Adobe and their secret agreements with Microsoft to push for Windows 10 with any cost!

They've removed the video acceleration feature from the last two camera raw updates for windows 8.1 and everything moves disastrously slow in the editing tab. I'm forced to use the 11.4.1 until I change my camera, after that I will move to soothing else, not Adobe and not Windows 10!

I use Windows 10 for any of my (in house) photo programs that require this OS. I just don't connect to the Internet with Windows other than for updates when necessary. Microsoft and others can't do surveillance very well when there's an air gap. I use Linux when connecting to the Internet to share photos or for other queries.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 15:57 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a6600 sample gallery (65 comments in total)
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goodgeorge: Is there any single person who can judge a camera according to those sample images compared to any other similarily priced camera?

I'm pretty sure that you can take the same photos with recent Nikon, Canon, Pentax or Fujifilm gear and not a single person will see the difference.

There will be NO difference compared to A6400.

I think it has always been the human behind the VF, throughout camera history, that has made the greatest difference.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2019 at 15:14 UTC
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Battersea: I've seen that before somewhere...

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2019 at 12:23 UTC

She should be hired by the paparazzi police.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2019 at 13:09 UTC as 32nd comment
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DtBB: It is quite a feat what Sony has achieved since the days of the much maligned first NEX cameras.

We do know the usuals will come here and try to dismiss this article but the numbers have been clear lately: Sony announces that was 1st in FF in Europe, Sonys imaging earnings are better than their counter parts and now this.

Few years ago I remember when I decided to jump from Canon to Sony and have mFT as a side camera as well, I heard the following points:
-Sony will never have a fit FF sensor in a small body
-Sony will never have enough lenses
-Sony will never have IBIS in such a small body
-Sony will never have 4k in a small body
-Sony will never compete against D5/1DX

If not for Sony showing the way we wouldnt have Z6/7 and S1/r.

Competition benefits us all. Unless you are a Canon RP........

If you would have told me 10 years ago I could pay 2k for a small FF camera with 4k, IBIS and huge amounts of AF points I think this is wishful SciFi thinking.

I have one in my hands now.

@DtBB:
"And attitudes like this from the Canon loyalists encourage the company to release more cameras like the RP and the R."

I am not necessarily a Canon loyalist. I'm a "best bang for the buck" type of guy. I think that Canon provides just that for me. I'm an amateur photographer. Were I a pro, then I would buy whatever camera system did the job that was required.

"I for one prefer to have more and better features on my cameras but to each their own."

Don't we all?......I certainly do. Every new camera that I have bought has been better than the previous one......at least in features. Unfortunately, I have not gotten much better better at using them :) I'm still using my Canon 6D which is probably more capable then I'll ever be. As you say "to each their own".

Link | Posted on May 5, 2019 at 15:09 UTC
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DtBB: It is quite a feat what Sony has achieved since the days of the much maligned first NEX cameras.

We do know the usuals will come here and try to dismiss this article but the numbers have been clear lately: Sony announces that was 1st in FF in Europe, Sonys imaging earnings are better than their counter parts and now this.

Few years ago I remember when I decided to jump from Canon to Sony and have mFT as a side camera as well, I heard the following points:
-Sony will never have a fit FF sensor in a small body
-Sony will never have enough lenses
-Sony will never have IBIS in such a small body
-Sony will never have 4k in a small body
-Sony will never compete against D5/1DX

If not for Sony showing the way we wouldnt have Z6/7 and S1/r.

Competition benefits us all. Unless you are a Canon RP........

If you would have told me 10 years ago I could pay 2k for a small FF camera with 4k, IBIS and huge amounts of AF points I think this is wishful SciFi thinking.

I have one in my hands now.

@DtBB:
"What I said was that the Canon RP is a blunder of a release, nothing stops Canon releasing a camera that can ACTUALLY compete with the Sony/Nikon/Panasonic offerings. I am sorry there is something stopping Canon doing that, Canon."

Exactly. Canon is tops in it's marketing strategy as sales show. They do indeed rest on their laurels perhaps a bit too much for many, but it works for them. And yes, they can "ACTUALLY compete with the Sony/Nikon/Panasonic offerings" when they feel it is in their best interest (bottom line ($)). Most all big companies do what they think is best for them and their shareholders. Will their strategy continue to work into the future......who knows?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2019 at 15:08 UTC
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DtBB: It is quite a feat what Sony has achieved since the days of the much maligned first NEX cameras.

We do know the usuals will come here and try to dismiss this article but the numbers have been clear lately: Sony announces that was 1st in FF in Europe, Sonys imaging earnings are better than their counter parts and now this.

Few years ago I remember when I decided to jump from Canon to Sony and have mFT as a side camera as well, I heard the following points:
-Sony will never have a fit FF sensor in a small body
-Sony will never have enough lenses
-Sony will never have IBIS in such a small body
-Sony will never have 4k in a small body
-Sony will never compete against D5/1DX

If not for Sony showing the way we wouldnt have Z6/7 and S1/r.

Competition benefits us all. Unless you are a Canon RP........

If you would have told me 10 years ago I could pay 2k for a small FF camera with 4k, IBIS and huge amounts of AF points I think this is wishful SciFi thinking.

I have one in my hands now.

@DtBB:
I did cherry-pick your particular sentence "Competition benefits us all. Unless you are a Canon RP........" because I believe competition is good for all products and services, and leads to innovation and price cuts generally.

"Your point being that Sony is 3rd place in MS in Japan? The article is about the sales of the new ML systems no?"

No. The article is about Canon's market share worldwide (not just in Japan).

Link | Posted on May 5, 2019 at 15:06 UTC
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DtBB: It is quite a feat what Sony has achieved since the days of the much maligned first NEX cameras.

We do know the usuals will come here and try to dismiss this article but the numbers have been clear lately: Sony announces that was 1st in FF in Europe, Sonys imaging earnings are better than their counter parts and now this.

Few years ago I remember when I decided to jump from Canon to Sony and have mFT as a side camera as well, I heard the following points:
-Sony will never have a fit FF sensor in a small body
-Sony will never have enough lenses
-Sony will never have IBIS in such a small body
-Sony will never have 4k in a small body
-Sony will never compete against D5/1DX

If not for Sony showing the way we wouldnt have Z6/7 and S1/r.

Competition benefits us all. Unless you are a Canon RP........

If you would have told me 10 years ago I could pay 2k for a small FF camera with 4k, IBIS and huge amounts of AF points I think this is wishful SciFi thinking.

I have one in my hands now.

DtBB: "Competition benefits us all. Unless you are a Canon RP........"

Market share:
1.) Canon: 49.1%
2.) Nikon: 24.9%
3.) Sony: 13.3%

Competition does benefit us all.......including Canon owners.

Let us know when Sony catches up in sales:

https://photorumors.com/2018/08/01/2018-canon-nikon-and-sony-market-share-latest-nikkei-bcn-and-cipa-reports/

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 14:53 UTC
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Graham Meale: I still use the black background. Perhaps there's something wrong with me ...

It's great to have a choice of background. I changed to white as soon as it was possible. It would be interesting to see a poll of which background is the most dominate, now that the option has been available for quite a while.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2018 at 13:22 UTC
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Tapper123: Back in the day there was a slot on the back of many cameras (i.e. my beloved and still working Canon A-1) that could fit the end flap of the film box showing what film and speed you had. But, obviously not all cameras had that, especially if the ISO dial was on the back.

I have a A-1 as well and that's what I did to remind me what film I had in the camera (besides making sure to set the ISO dial when installing the film). For those cameras that don't have this "feature", you could just tape the box flap on the camera somewhere with tape of some sort. This seems to be a product in search of a problem.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2018 at 14:42 UTC

Richard Butler wrote:

"With hindsight we can see that Panasonic and Olympus were heralding the start of the mirrorless era."

I always thought most cameras before SLR's were mirrorless. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2018 at 14:02 UTC as 97th comment | 11 replies
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Gmon750: An Astronaut - doesn't know if an SD card is needed for recording?? Seriously? I just lost a lot of respect for this guy.

This is why check lists are important, no matter how mundane the operation is. Humans can only remember so much.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 13:17 UTC

Please don't change your web site just for change sake. If it's actually an improvement, then by all means, great. It took forever for you to change (an option) your background to white (even after so many complaints) instead of that dark, depressing, and hard to read (for so many of us) black background……..even better, you gave us a choice which made everybody happy. Choice, along with positive changes (to be determined by your readers), is the way to go (IMHO).

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 15:56 UTC as 35th comment | 12 replies
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