Chev Chelios

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More scaremongering by the ‘authorities’. And a pointless test. A 500mph head on collision? What aircraft is going 500 mph anywhere near a drone. Most controlled airspace around the world is restricted to 250 knots below 10,000 feet.

And how many people have actually died as a result of a drone collision. Probably far fewer than on the roads, as a result of alcohol, slipping in the shower, etc. Probably zero??

The rogue drone that closed Gatwick airport in UK for 3 days probably never existed.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2019 at 16:54 UTC as 8th comment

"capture as large an audience..."

Canon's primary aim seems to be to make cameras that they can sell at maximum profit to as many 'consumers' as possible. On the other hand, manufacturers such as Nikon and Fujifilm appear to want to make cameras that 'photographers' want to buy.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2019 at 16:06 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm XF10 review (418 comments in total)
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bloodycape: Could a firmware update fix the AF issues or no?

Just what I was thinking - they should be able to improve things (even slightly) via a firmware update. Fuji is usually quite good in this respect so fingers crossed. I really like my XF10 but agree with the review that it could have been so much better.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 10:28 UTC
On article The best lenses for Canon DSLRs in 2021 (135 comments in total)
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Chev Chelios: So what’s canon’s best FF-equivalent 35mm f2 prime for APS-C?

@simon says Thanks for reply, but I guess my question was rhetorical!

I was making the point that 15 years after launching EF-S canon still hasn’t given its photographer/customers a 35/2 equivalent for that system.

And you kindly highlighted that we have to look to a mid-90s lens design (which has below average IQ by today’s standards) if we want something close to 35/2 equiv.

And don’t get me started on a 50/1.4 equiv for EF-S 😀

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2018 at 20:46 UTC
On article The best lenses for Canon DSLRs in 2021 (135 comments in total)

So what’s canon’s best FF-equivalent 35mm f2 prime for APS-C?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2018 at 18:40 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
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Dr Blackjack: I'm always impressed to see how many parts there are inside cameras. No wonder they are so expensive. You have to wonder if there is any way to simplify the layout and make manufacturing easier and cheaper.

I am sure that Canon, by charging their customers a few hundred dollars extra for REMOVING the flappy mirror mechanism, the glass prism, the PDAF system, etc, are making a half decent profit on this camera (what with its 5D mkIV era sensor).

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 19:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3219 comments in total)
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Chev Chelios: Like most people here, my first thoughts when I saw the press release were:

why the hell did Canon put that gimmicky function bar there?!
where's the joystick gone?
where's the control wheel gone?

@Thoughts R Us My apologies for speaking on behalf of you.

Out of interest do you think it took 'courage' for Canon to ditch two of the key controls that their customers have gotten used to since the original 5D/7D lines were released? (Heck even my lowly 20D from 2004 had the joystick)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 20:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3219 comments in total)

Like most people here, my first thoughts when I saw the press release were:

why the hell did Canon put that gimmicky function bar there?!
where's the joystick gone?
where's the control wheel gone?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 20:08 UTC as 544th comment | 7 replies
On article New 32mm F1.4 STM joins Canon's EF-M lens collection (292 comments in total)

Finally a decent 50mm equivalent for this system.

Well done Canon. It only took you six years!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 17:47 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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fmian: 1. A camera you can take anywhere with you is very important. The more pictures you take the better it is for a creative.
- What does this have to do with this new range of cameras? Are they lighter than a cell phone? Do they take larger memory cards than previous cameras? And more images isn't necessarily a better thing for a creative. It can be a hindrance.

2. It's just like a DSLR but physically it's totally different because it's so light weight.
- Not seeing the logic here. How is it just like a DSLR but totally different because of the weight? Is it lighter than a Canon SL2 DSLR @ 406grams?

3. It's so reliable and I'm always able to capture the most spontaneous moments.
- How can reliability be determined over a short amount of time?.. guessing there must be a zero standby->capture time like a mechanical analog camera.

Haha, quote number 6. was, like, the super stand-out quote for me too.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 06:11 UTC

As others have pointed out, this will give Canon a good reason to hike the prices by 20%.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 12:42 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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Jorginho: dpreview, I think you mixed the prices up. Probably 549 pouind and 579 euro body only?

Yep, those clever Oly marketing folks are determined NOT to sell any body onlys in the UK for the next 12 months at least, by which time the 16MP E-PL10 will be released, allowing us to snap up the identical older model for a 50% reduction.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 18:30 UTC
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Chev Chelios: 5 years passes by and no real progress tech-wise from Olympus at this end of the market. (same goes for you Panasonic!)

@ozturert The shame of it is, I don't even have to look at a 'camera' manufacturer. Just look at Apple. Look what they've done with the camera in their PHONE over the same period.

e.g. compare the relative difference between the E-PL5 and E-PL9 versus the difference between the iPhone 5 and iPhone 8 cameras.

Olympus adds a new 'Sweep Panorama' feature nine years after Sony did! And it's been in the iPhone for ages.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 08:14 UTC

5 years passes by and no real progress tech-wise from Olympus at this end of the market. (same goes for you Panasonic!)

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 07:26 UTC as 74th comment | 5 replies

"The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) function lets users record overcranked (time-lapse) and undercranked (slo-mo) video..."

Haven't Panasonic got their cranks the wrong way round?!

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 21:25 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (386 comments in total)

OK, I'll light the touch paper...

Wouldn't it be more accurate to title the article:

"Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens if you have a full frame dSLR" or even

"Why you should own an equivalent 135mm F2 lens" ?

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 18:16 UTC as 140th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (322 comments in total)
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Chev Chelios: Presumably dpr covered the original news announcement of this lens back in August? So why not put a helpful link back to that page in this article??

'Gear in this story' doesn't appear on the mobile site.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (322 comments in total)

Presumably dpr covered the original news announcement of this lens back in August? So why not put a helpful link back to that page in this article??

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
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Chev Chelios: I suspect many 40+ year olds, like me, will briefly think ooh wow that's neat. I want one. But like many other 'retro' things we grew up with in the 1970s/80s it's easy to forget the negative aspects. e.g. manual focus cameras, waiting a week for your 35mm film to get developed, vinyl records that always managed to get scratched, needles that picked up fluff all the time, music cassettes that eventually got distorted due to dodgy capstan/pinch rollers, tape heads that need cleaning (VHS tapes were the same).

Yes, it's instant. But the novelty of a $2 blurry print will soon wear off for most of us I suspect.

@The Davinator But the point is that the vast majority of consumers stopped buying vinyl, cassette, video tapes, polaroids etc because something more practical and 'better' came along.

I suspect the main reason why the consumer Polaroids got sold back in the day was because of the novelty of 'instant' results. Now we all have phones that can take vastly superior results that can be instantly shared via other means.

This new announcement by Polaroid is great don't get me wrong. But i suspect most of the new cameras bought will get shoved in a drawer after 6 months.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 06:20 UTC

I suspect many 40+ year olds, like me, will briefly think ooh wow that's neat. I want one. But like many other 'retro' things we grew up with in the 1970s/80s it's easy to forget the negative aspects. e.g. manual focus cameras, waiting a week for your 35mm film to get developed, vinyl records that always managed to get scratched, needles that picked up fluff all the time, music cassettes that eventually got distorted due to dodgy capstan/pinch rollers, tape heads that need cleaning (VHS tapes were the same).

Yes, it's instant. But the novelty of a $2 blurry print will soon wear off for most of us I suspect.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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