Chev Chelios

Joined on Aug 5, 2011

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On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (642 comments in total)
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aramgrg: So far, Canon has more M bodies than M lenses.

"I really don't get the issue people have with the M using EF lenses via the adapter"

The M system is supposed to offer the quality of a digital SLR in a compact body (Canon's words). Sticking an adapter on an M body in order to use a lens designed for a full frame sensor surely offsets some of the benefit of that compact body?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 19:46 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: The Flat Iron image is the real winner for me. Fantastic shot!

Yep agreed, the others are OK but the photo of the Flatiron was the only one that stood out for me. Composition is the only thing that lets it down though.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
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Henrikw: eeerrrr.....any pictures showing the result of this setup?!?

@panther fan. To quote one of the Yale Grad students: "We got an exciting result in our first images. It was very exciting".

So at least one person thought they were impressive! :)

Yet the original news article, and the dpr version of it, chose to assume that most readers wouldn't be interested in actually seeing the results from this lens array. Lazy journalism. I'm sure many of the visitors here on dpr are actually scientists who WOULD have an interest in this type of thing, given the chance...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
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fuego6: an article about amazing astrophotography.... WITHOUT PHOTOS!?!?!!?

Just what I was thinking. Waste of an article

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:22 UTC

The rubber surface of pretty much every table tennis bat I've used eventually Starts to peel off. Just sayin'

Price aside, as a piece of art work though I quite like it.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 08:28 UTC as 91st comment | 5 replies
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (190 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: Except substituting the X70 (Jan 2016) for the Coolpix A (discontinued) the list is unchanged from 2015. The X100T was released in 2014.

The Sony, Fuji, and Ricoh are 2nd or 3rd generation minor revisions of previous models.

As a segment, it's become pretty stagnant.

Exactly what I was thinking. No real innovation in the the past couple of years. If these manufacturers want the mainstream to ditch their iPhones in favour of one of these fixed lens cameras they need to up their game. First thing could be to stop reusing those tired old sensors, or alternatively lower the prices.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 05:27 UTC
On article Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration (41 comments in total)

MK a "luxury" brand? And don't get me started on their overpriced quartz watches.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 06:25 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (372 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: So viewfinderless cameras are still marketed over the cheap p&s segment? Amazing.

Yup some people (like me) have no need for a viewfinder, even on an enthusiast camera like the X70.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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creepy.sol: this just strikes me as stupid:

"On the bulky side for a Micro Four Thirds camera;"

no, it isn't bulky for a mft camera or, more precisely, camera body. the camera is as big or small as it needs to be. and it is, in fact, an mft camera body. this is a size that mft bodies come in. they come in smaller sizes, too. the whole range represents mft. and why is this a con? for lots of folks it's a nonissue. maybe you should also list as a con that it's unavailable in red.

Maybe the reviewer just thought it was on the bulky side for a Micro Four Thirds camera because it's one of the largest m43 bodies to date? The Sony A7 bodies for example house a much larger sensor yet are smaller than the GX8.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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Karroly: What is the advantage of a M4/3 ILC that is as big as an APS-C one ?
I know, the M4/3 lens should be smaller than their APS-C equivalents and the DOF and crop factor are bigger...
That's all ?

@ozturert Not sure about "very" high performance.

I've tried three copies of the 14mm f2.5 and all had varying degrees of decentering. The Oly 12mm also has similar issues (and Olympus has the gall to charge more for this tiny lens than Canon does for the EF 24/2.8 IS)

The only lens I'm truly impressed with is my 15/1.7

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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Chev Chelios: Seems a tad big if you ask me (as a GM1 owner), given the sensor size.

Is Panasonic reneging on its promise all those years ago that m43 would deliver "significantly lighter and more compact" camera systems?

So the only way to go is bigger? I see your logic.

Fact remains, the advantages of m43 are not as great as they could be. Some lenses are more expensive than their FF DSLR equivalents, and some camera bodies are no smaller/cheaper than APSC bodies.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 09:44 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)

Seems a tad big if you ask me (as a GM1 owner), given the sensor size.

Is Panasonic reneging on its promise all those years ago that m43 would deliver "significantly lighter and more compact" camera systems?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 01:05 UTC as 82nd comment | 5 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (315 comments in total)
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VBLondon: Nikon do seem to struggle with the concept that people want EVFs in premium compacts.

They can't even show any pictures of the optional EVF! Has anyone seen one?

But not everyone wants to pay extra for a tiny EVF they'll never use, me included.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 07:28 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

So 20+ years after Olympus produced the pocketable XA and Mju/stylus why has no one apart from Sony managed to produce a compact 'full frame' fixed focal length camera? Ricoh, Fuji and Nikon have almost done it, but is a full frame sensor still so much more expensive to produce than an APS-C?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 118th comment | 5 replies

erm, wasn't this "news" reported over a week ago elsewhere on the interweb?

Come on dpr, you can do better!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 13:11 UTC as 29th comment

No wifi in this day and age?! Seriously??

Good grief Canon

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 08:09 UTC as 13th comment
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BeaverTerror: The first as of yet unreleased products to become available will be the 90 and 16mm lenses, not the teleconverter. Did the writer of this article even look at the map?

I agee, the article is poorly written. First thing I wondered when reading it is, why no mention about the 16mm?

It could have been writte in a slightly more helpful way, by not assuming every reader was completely up to date with previous announcements.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 06:20 UTC
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Chev Chelios: So on the 5DSr, Canon's top US marketing man says:

"It has a different kind of low pass filter compared to the standard one in the 5DS...which basically cancels out the blurring effect..."

Ah I see, so Canon, you're telling me that on one of your highest-res dSLRs to date, the 5DS, the image is slightly blurred?

Sounds good, where can I buy one??

@clint...I know what an AA is for!

My comment was about Chuck's particular choice of words when trying to sell us the standard 5DS.

Sheesh

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:19 UTC

This looks quite good to me. A tad pricey but that's canon for you.

The real tell though is that there are no new lenses to go with it. Canon is basically saying "we want to milk the slr market for as long as we can"

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:37 UTC as 43rd comment

So on the 5DSr, Canon's top US marketing man says:

"It has a different kind of low pass filter compared to the standard one in the 5DS...which basically cancels out the blurring effect..."

Ah I see, so Canon, you're telling me that on one of your highest-res dSLRs to date, the 5DS, the image is slightly blurred?

Sounds good, where can I buy one??

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:29 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies
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