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On photo Beautiful Morning in anwar ali's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Looking through this photog's gallery, it's incredible how many great images are there. And to think they were taken with a camera that the pigeons and seagull photo crowd would find utterly unacceptable for THEIR use.
Just amazing.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 16:48 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Mist & Me in the Smoke on the Water.... challenge (25 comments in total)

After seeing something this good, when someone posts the millionth photo of a seagull or pigeon, I want to start throwing things at my monitor!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Mist & Me in the Smoke on the Water.... challenge (25 comments in total)
In reply to:

MikeM58: Very nice. This is a shot that is not easy to plan. When the conditions are there, then one has to jump on it.

Some of the best shots - like this one - do depend on things coming together. This one is SO good - even the canoe is perfectly placed in an opening in the reeds, I am blown away by the perfection.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
On photo Mist & Me in the Smoke on the Water.... challenge (25 comments in total)
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Hello123: Well done and a perfect reason why one doesn't need the latest and greatest camera gear ;)

Lots of gear heads would scoff at using that ancient Canon - 'not good enough' for them I am sure - but few of them can produce a shot of their own this great.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
On photo Mist & Me in the Smoke on the Water.... challenge (25 comments in total)
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barb_s: Wow!! Great entry and worthy winner! I love the contrasty canoe and the image in general is just superb.

There are many people who would wait until the canoeist was out of the scene to take the shot, or else curse the luck that he was there, but beautiful as it is, without the canoeist it would not be 10% as good. Having him there makes it perfect and gives the shot a soul.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On photo Beautiful Morning in anwar ali's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

An incredible photo. An artist could not have painted one any better. The way the fog divides up the different trees and waters into layers, the contrast of the reeds against the fog, the peace and serenity of the single subject in the canoe, this deserves to be seen.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 04:31 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Mist & Me in the Smoke on the Water.... challenge (25 comments in total)

Flawless composition and beautiful Canon color. A truly beautiful, memorable photo that just cries out to be printed large. You could sell a bunch of these. This is a money shot for sure. Simply stunning.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 04:19 UTC as 12th comment
On challenge Stop Staring at Me ! (1 comment in total)

Apparently anything with eyes qualifies, it doesn't REALLY have to be concerned about being 'stared at'.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Bridge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

embie: "NO BRIDGES AS CONSTRUCTION / INFRASTRUCTURE ELEMENTS PLEASE"
...there are six (6) of them ?

I give a half star vote to any photo that was entered despite not even meeting the challenge, I don't care how 'nice' it might be otherwise. If someone is so dense that they can't resist entering a photo that doesn't belong, then half a star is more than they deserve.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On photo Storm in the Storm challenge (20 comments in total)
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Paul Janders: Great shot. I like the way the corn stalks are leaning to the left as though they are being weighted down by the approaching clouds.

In much of the country, the prevailing winds will 'bend' plants like cornstalks as well as trees, over time.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
On photo Storm in the Storm challenge (20 comments in total)
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RubberDials: Brilliantly moody and atmospheric shot. 1/13 sec handheld, people. Time for all cameras (including Nikon and Canon) to get IBIS.

IBIS has nothing to do with this shot (as compared to OIS). And IBIS is not a good thing to have on a DSLR, unless you want to accept an unstabilized, jittery OVF all the time. A DSLR needs OIS in order to provide a much less tiring viewfinder as well as better AF tracking since the AF sensors also benefit from a stabilized view.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 01:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (374 comments in total)
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Esign: In a camera, what's important to me?
1. Color, nothing compares to Canon.
2. Size, smallest possible and lowest weight please, DSLRs embarrass people.
3. Small but good lenses covering my needs, which are the 11-22 and 18-55.
4. Optional EVF for macro and repro.
— — —
97. Video.
98. Burst rate.
99. Battery Life.

Fuji - with flesh-toned teeth and other color bleed issues? Not all it's cracked up to be.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (374 comments in total)

Why is 80% a gold for their DSLR but a silver for this one?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
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Najinsky: And here we see how Canon are just so much smarter than the rest.

While DPR have repeatedly got on their case for not jumping into the latest money draining not quite ready for prime time fads, Canon simply continue make extremely well targeted products that people actually continue to buy and continue to enjoy using.

And all the while, quietly in the background, Canon continued to innovate in key areas, but in such a low key way not even the pundits see it happening (that seems to be a common risk factor when pundits are enthusiasts too).

Even the headline that Canon were granted more patents in 2016 than Apple, Google and Microsoft managed to stay below the radar for many.

Or maybe DPR are simply playing the double bluff game, taking the opportunity to be the criticiser now, so as they can be seen as they influencer later. Maybe. But Occam's razor suggests they are more likely just GAS addicts, like the rest of us.

I always enjoy seeing someone else who uses Occam's Razor for their judgments. So many people come up with tortured, tenuous or convoluted arguments for everything ("well what if they are considering a merger and they are trying to make their numbers look good..."), things out of blue sky, when the actual answer (which they reject) is right in front of them.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (370 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Dear Canon...thanks for...well....what...a plasticky 77D with inferior OVF?!...it's no rant, but look what Pentax deliver for that price.

100% All Glass Pentaprism OVF, 2 Dials, Weather Sealing "WR", not these heavy CAs at the edges. Named K-70. Also comes with IBIS _and_ PixelShift Feature, and also AA-less Sensor.

I really would have liked the new Kitlens, albeit F3.5 to F4 is very neglible, and from the specs, easier to design, reduced Lens Element count (now only 12) it should have give better IQ, from the CAs i've seen here, i must say i am disappointed. Nikon does this better with their Kitlens. (18-55 AF-P).

Anyway, i'd get the newer 18-55/4-5.6 as light Kitlens for my old 30D/40D, when the prices would come into the current 18-55/3.5-5.6 Range.

I've had hope that Canon would do a 15-55/4-5.6 STM, but we won't see this...sad, but true. Would be a good, cheap STM alternative for the 15-85 USM, albeit with less focal length reach.

I feel DPR is biased - 80% Gold Award?!

IBIS does not belong on a DSLR unless you want a tiresome jittery viewfinder and AF tracking that is worst among DSLR's. (The phase detect AF sensors get the same view as you do - is the subject moving or is the view of it just twitching?)

If you have a lot of 'old glass' and a tripod IBIS might be a good choice, but IBIS works against the things many or most people buy a DSLR for. It's just a bad fit for the camera type. On mirrorless, it's fine. Not on a DSLR. It's not as though OIS doesn't do a good job - it does a great job.

And Canon does 'too little too less' (sic)? What great things has Pentax done lately? Any real advances? Don't get me wrong, I've seen some great photos taken with Pentax, but where's the big advance? Even for regular AF, 'wait til next time' is getting old.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 19:44 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (370 comments in total)
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onlooker: Now just put in an EVF, 4K video with decent codecs, IBIS, and it would be close to a 100 for many buyers.

IBIS on a DSLR makes no sense unless you want a nice jittery viewfinder and poor tracking. (See "Pentax"...)
If you want a mirrorless camera, there are plenty to choose from. Don't ask a DSLR to throw away its features to make yet another EVF camera.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On photo Storm in the Storm challenge (20 comments in total)

Once again, an excellent photo which was given poor ratings by at least a few people. Pathetic.
This is a great shot. Viewed full screen it is amazing. I'll take a photo like this any day over yet another pretty scenic or waterfall... this is a photo I will remember. And I might add, I don't care in the least what camera was used - I never thought to look til just now.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)

Two people actually rated this photo as 1/2 star and 1 star, which is an example of the BS that pollutes these challenges. This is an excellent photo and no reasonable person could give it less than a good rating, unless it was off-topic for the challenge - but it is spot-on.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 4th comment
On article Pentax KP Review (662 comments in total)
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Deso: It seems like this is a camera everybody WANTS to love. Great design on this body.

That only matters if you're into taking selfies of your camera. I wouldn't trade my lumpy old Canon 7D for any camera on the basis of looks. Well, I might trade it for a mint Nikon SP rangefinder, on the basis of looks AND a huge difference in $$ value.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
On photo High Altitude Rocky Mountain Railroad in the On the Rails... challenge (23 comments in total)

Someone gave this only 1 and 1/2 stars? This is a really, really good shot.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 16:15 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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