Wes

Joined on Sep 19, 2000

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apsc4ever: Lol the sony fans are like mosquitoes squatted against the front of a B-52 Stratofortress.

Adults? You're joking right?

This site is not a photography community, its a cesspool of gear brand sycophants and you tube commentors most of whom dont actually do photography in any sense beyond clicking the "shutter" button on their phones.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 21:40 UTC
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borat21: great, still no 4k/60fps. even a cheap smartphone can do this. since 4. years.

Love your blurry focus

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 17:24 UTC
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contadorfan: To those who question the need for 61 mp, I didn't think I needed 42mp when upgrading to my current camera. But now I love the larger resolution. It's terrific for cropping. And as monitors get more sophisticated too, the higher res pictures are lovely to behold.

If you go to the Sony FF e-mount forum, have a look at Albert Dros's beautiful photographs and crops (he was lent the mark IV for testing):
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4410199#forum-post-62889672
IMO, they show the benefits of shooting 61 mps.

enormous... 60mb jpeg, 135mg raw

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 17:22 UTC

60mb jpeg files. 135mb raw files. Woof.

Someone, please, think of the children! ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 17:20 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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Rensol: Now Apple knows that $1500 is not a limit to milk brainwashed users.
Expect $2100 iPhone
:)

So you're a troll.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2019 at 22:26 UTC
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zw1975: For the first time since 2010 (the iPhone 4 era), I'm seriously considering switching camp from an iPhone to a Samsung phone. The Fold seems to me a real innovation that is useful.

Never. Ever.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2019 at 22:24 UTC
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artnaz: The demo in the video looks excellent, but to me, these automatic/dynamic modes are irrelevant. Since the Nikon D700 (so that's more than ten years ago) I'm using one AF mode (single-point AF-C with back-button focusing) and that works reliably and perfectly for any subjects (granted, I do not shoot sports).

Sure, these new intelligent modes will help the majority of people, but I rather don't perform another action (switching modes) and get used to one predictable approach so that it becomes second nature.

Yeah read about NYC's horse crap crisis at the turn of the century! I swear the stupid things people say.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 23:18 UTC

I for one will be VERY happy to see the ridiculous rate at which new cameras come out slow down significantly. It was never sustainable to begin with and is purely greed driven.

Professional quality (DSLR or mirrorless) cameras are not commodities that consumers need to upgrade every year. Our culture is so brainwashed to buy the "new thing," when the thing we already have works well and doesn't need to be replaced.

I groan every time I hear a comment or review saying that some piece of gear that has only been out a year or two is "dated" or "obsolete" and that the new thing is a "game changer"

Puke!

New high-end cameras used to come out every 5-8 years... which was considered pretty frequent. Now its every 12-18 months. The smartphone model is working its way into more and more products and we are all spending far too much money on this stuff.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 02:19 UTC as 199th comment | 6 replies
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Kevin DiOssi: I feel like this law was written by somebody who doesn't understand that bullets that miss their target will always reach the Earth. This is a ludicrous authorization.

Its FAR more risky to be firing into the air than to be around a flying drone. I would rather have 100 drones flying around than a single idiot cop firing his Glock into the air trying to take one down.
I've been in competitions and shooting ranges with many cops and they are mostly TERRIBLE shooters.
This is a ridiculously STUPID and dangerously vague law.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 18:50 UTC

This is a VERY bad law... too vague and much too far reaching. A further erosion of our constitutional rights. Ever since 9/11 the government can literally do anything in the name of "national security."

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 18:46 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

These types of pointless, click-bait articles are just designed to get people angry and generate comments. They are a single cherry-picked data point with absolutely zero context. This is a shady excuse for journalism.

Shame on you DPReview for sinking to the lowest level for clicks.

A camera... and a phone... are so much more than the financial sum of their parts, and you damn well know it.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 18:12 UTC as 51st comment
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Wes: Well, I'm a bit disappointed today. I see a lot of promise in this new EOS R system. But after several years of waiting to finally see a release that is only half a camera.

No IBIS !!?!?!!?! Seriously?
One card slot and SLOW SD at that. No wonder 4k is cropped.
And yes... ist STILL 1.7x cropped 4K and still no 60p or 120p in HD.
Very slow and hobbled FPS performance
Every good feature seems to have a caveat that makes it much less useful... like EYE AF! Oh but not in AI Servo. Ugh...

A brand new 28-70 f/2... that costs THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS and STILL has no IS and you're trading 4mm for a single f-stop. This is not a worthy replacement for the incredible 24-70 mk II that costs HALF of what this lens does and is tack sharp.

I'm not going to lose nearly $3,000 by switching to Sony. I guess I will have to wait ANOTHER 9-12 months for a real Canon professional camera to replace my very good 5DmkIV.

I KNOW that Canon can do this.... why they WON'T is what I don't understand.

Hehe, you sound like a salesman asking questions like that.

What ifs can be fun, but I can't commit to anything on what ifs. If Sony came out with a body that hit all the right buttons at the right price and there was nothing else that competed with it.... maybe. That's a lot of ifs.

But...

The biggest sticking point is that for me to fully commit to Sony I would lose way too much money, and that's just not worth it to me. I'm not shooting high-dollar weddings every weekend that I can afford to flip gear like that.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 01:21 UTC
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perbo: ...and no IBIS...

Its also only for video and only because of the crop.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 00:30 UTC
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Wes: Well, I'm a bit disappointed today. I see a lot of promise in this new EOS R system. But after several years of waiting to finally see a release that is only half a camera.

No IBIS !!?!?!!?! Seriously?
One card slot and SLOW SD at that. No wonder 4k is cropped.
And yes... ist STILL 1.7x cropped 4K and still no 60p or 120p in HD.
Very slow and hobbled FPS performance
Every good feature seems to have a caveat that makes it much less useful... like EYE AF! Oh but not in AI Servo. Ugh...

A brand new 28-70 f/2... that costs THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS and STILL has no IS and you're trading 4mm for a single f-stop. This is not a worthy replacement for the incredible 24-70 mk II that costs HALF of what this lens does and is tack sharp.

I'm not going to lose nearly $3,000 by switching to Sony. I guess I will have to wait ANOTHER 9-12 months for a real Canon professional camera to replace my very good 5DmkIV.

I KNOW that Canon can do this.... why they WON'T is what I don't understand.

No, adapted EF glass doesn't work well enough for me at all, especially my 70-200 and 100-400. I rented an a7RIII and Metabones V and tried it for myself. It was a very disappointing experience. It worked well enough for the 16-35 and 24-70, but still lags far behind shooting with native Sony lenses... which are much more expensive.

Sony isn't an option for me anyway. They just aren't rugged enough for the type of landscape photography I do. I've seen several destroyed a7Rs in the last couple of years from sand, water and impacts while my Canons take a beating and keep working. That's very hard to walk away from.

So yes, I am sticking with what I have for now, but I am still hopeful that Canon will get this together in the next 12 months. All I really want is IBIS and a good evf. 4k Video is fun, but isn't a priority for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 00:27 UTC
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Slapstick Noir: Nikon reinvented the mirrorless; Canon reimagined the optical... whatever...

It's like Comedy Central, man. Who writes this stuff?
Can't wait for the reviews!
Meanwhile, they should rename the camera to "EOS NO":
- No IBIS
- No EyeAF in AF-C
- No FF 4K
- No second card slot
- No 4:2:2 internally
- No 1/250 flash sync
- No FHD 120p
...
- No Way! :)

What am I missing?

$2,299 is a pro body price??? Where exactly?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 00:18 UTC
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AriesII: Its a camera that has many catches. It has a decent video codec, but its handicapped by a 1.79x crop and no IBIS. It has USB charging but only with a special adapter. Its "professional" yet ONE memory card slot. The image quality is "better" than the 5D Mark IV yet same sensor with OLPF. This camera would have been a great release when the Mark I Alphas came out. Now? Its obsolete before release.

Who's calling it "Professional"? Canon isn't. DPreview isn't.... stop making things up.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 00:15 UTC
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ed rader: anyone thinking this camera was meant to be a 5D mark V created their own disappointment. i'll keep watching for a couple of generations while the beta boys have at it.

Right, at least DJI didn't let us down, JackM.... Mavic 2 Pro is exactly what I wanted and more. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 18:29 UTC
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Wes: Well, I'm a bit disappointed today. I see a lot of promise in this new EOS R system. But after several years of waiting to finally see a release that is only half a camera.

No IBIS !!?!?!!?! Seriously?
One card slot and SLOW SD at that. No wonder 4k is cropped.
And yes... ist STILL 1.7x cropped 4K and still no 60p or 120p in HD.
Very slow and hobbled FPS performance
Every good feature seems to have a caveat that makes it much less useful... like EYE AF! Oh but not in AI Servo. Ugh...

A brand new 28-70 f/2... that costs THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS and STILL has no IS and you're trading 4mm for a single f-stop. This is not a worthy replacement for the incredible 24-70 mk II that costs HALF of what this lens does and is tack sharp.

I'm not going to lose nearly $3,000 by switching to Sony. I guess I will have to wait ANOTHER 9-12 months for a real Canon professional camera to replace my very good 5DmkIV.

I KNOW that Canon can do this.... why they WON'T is what I don't understand.

Oh grow up, AdrianPocea. My disappointment is legitimate and I will not be shamed into silence by some anonymous forum dweeb.

We serious/pro Canon users have been waiting a long time for Canon to finally bring something to the pro mirrorless table... and they give us a vloggers toy.

Like I said, there's potential in this system, but its going to be probably another six months to a year of falling behind Sony, Fuji and Panasonic before they finally address the needs of their core shooters.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 18:27 UTC
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Dave Oddie: Oh well, another mirrorless system that requires the user to faff about with and adapter ti use existing lenses. And leaves users with a decision to make, do they buy an RF lens or the EF equivalent and use an adapter?

I really thought at least one of Nikon or Canon would have attempted a mirrorless camera using their existing mount to give seamless compatibility and I thought Canon might have been the one with their already somewhat more modern EF mount that as far as I know doesn't suffer any limitations.

Thing is, both Nikon and Canon did a GREAT thing with these adapters as they are both inexpensive and keep full functionality of their lenses.

Try a Canon zoom lens with a $500 metabones on a Sony body... its mediocre at best.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 18:05 UTC
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EthanP99: Last groundbreaking camera had was the 5Dii

Sorry, Canon is a one hit wonder :/

Tell that to the tens of thousands of sports and wildlife photogs shooting the 1Dx series... and the tens of thousands of people shooting the 5DmkIV, like me. I love that camera.

All I am missing is IS in my 24-70. A new body with IBIS would have fit the bill. But no, we get a toy for vloggers.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 18:04 UTC
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