brownie314

brownie314

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Nabilon: DPreview can only write such a negative comment on the Canon mirrorless, because they already know that Nikon will present a new breakthrough mirrorless at their Photokina press event tomorrow. *fingerscrossed*

The 1 J5 with native lenses is spectacular though. It isn't really fair to judge AF speed on adapted lenses. Then we would have to judge AF speed of Canon lenses on the D500, which I am sure would be pretty slow (as in manual focus). If Nikon could bring the 1 system speed to a DX body mirrorless - slam dunk.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 01:55 UTC
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Nabilon: DPreview can only write such a negative comment on the Canon mirrorless, because they already know that Nikon will present a new breakthrough mirrorless at their Photokina press event tomorrow. *fingerscrossed*

OTOH - is Nikon willing to compete with themselves for high performance DX bodies? An NX1-style body would be directly competitive with the D500. It is complicated.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
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Nabilon: DPreview can only write such a negative comment on the Canon mirrorless, because they already know that Nikon will present a new breakthrough mirrorless at their Photokina press event tomorrow. *fingerscrossed*

That is the 5 million dollar question. Will Nikon even put the development effort into the mirrorless DX market? Do they see an opportunity that some other company isn't covering? I think there is room for a serious Samsung NX1-style DX mirrorless camera. Maybe Nikon sees the same thing? Hard to tell.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
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Nabilon: DPreview can only write such a negative comment on the Canon mirrorless, because they already know that Nikon will present a new breakthrough mirrorless at their Photokina press event tomorrow. *fingerscrossed*

No, DL is 1", and delayed - possibly cancelled - who knows. No, this should be DX.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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Nabilon: DPreview can only write such a negative comment on the Canon mirrorless, because they already know that Nikon will present a new breakthrough mirrorless at their Photokina press event tomorrow. *fingerscrossed*

Don't hold your breath. If they could make a system similar to the N1, but in DX format - slam dunk. But you might be waiting for D500 years for it to happen.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 20:25 UTC

Uh, if this had been an A6300 spec sheet with Canon good sense of handling - it would have been a slam dunk. But - it wasn't.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 205th comment
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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brownie314: If AF speed is significantly better than the original M, I might consider it.

Well, I have a high performance DX body for action - a DSLR. I like the size of the M - and really did not ask a lot of the AF system - just have something fast for center point only focus. But that was asking too much.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 02:03 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.0 now available (29 comments in total)
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photomedium: this camera seems so 'whatever' right now...

And? Did it take 2 years of technology improvements to get to the AF system in the D500? It seems Canon already had near D500 AF modules in their Pro cameras - and so Did Nikon. But Nikon stuck those really great AF modules in a DX body - Canon did not.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 02:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.0 now available (29 comments in total)
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photomedium: this camera seems so 'whatever' right now...

I think this was a half azzed job by Canon. They should have put their full azz into it. They could easily have produced a body like the D500. But they chose to make it somewhere between the D7200 and D500.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 02:41 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)

If AF speed is significantly better than the original M, I might consider it.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 13:39 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Wait - this is a big deal right? Not being sarcastic - I mean this should really be a big deal.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 02:09 UTC as 5th comment
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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brownie314: It is inexplicable why canon would not put the dual pixel AF in arguably the only ILC they have that REALLY needs it. Maybe they could not adapt the sensor to the EOS-M lenses wrt the focus mechanism? I don't know. They should have tried harder. But on the plus side - I will pick up an M3 body with kit lens for less than $300, I am sure, within a few months.

Well, hopefully - it is the kind of manufacturing expense that they can reduce with economies of scale or cleverness.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 15:03 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (65 comments in total)

I think we are getting to the point where all of these new aps-c and above sensors are so good that the sensor performance is really becoming a non-issue. To me there are many more things I would consider before sensor performance. To me, after all the body ergos are taken care of - I care about the image profiles of the manufacturer before I care about sensor performance. I bought and returned a panasonic body because I just hated the picture control settings - no matter what I did I could not get something pleasing. Other than that - it was a great body. But I refuse to spend hours in post customizing every image to get it to an acceptable level. I have not tried Pentax profiles.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 23:05 UTC as 13th comment
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)

It is inexplicable why canon would not put the dual pixel AF in arguably the only ILC they have that REALLY needs it. Maybe they could not adapt the sensor to the EOS-M lenses wrt the focus mechanism? I don't know. They should have tried harder. But on the plus side - I will pick up an M3 body with kit lens for less than $300, I am sure, within a few months.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 21:02 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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Mahmoud Mousef: More negative talk please. I want the price to drop in half. This review was far too positive for my liking. That's no way to go if you want the price to go south.

The good ol' days, when the M was completely ignored by the masses and panned by the ciritcs far-and-wide (and inexplicably not reviewed by the biggest photography review site on the web); ahh, those were the days.

Those were the days. I got my M with 22/2 for under $300. It is sweet as hell.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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brownie314: Seriously Nikon? I wonder sometimes what marketing flunky they have in charge of the product road maps. First, the d5500 was barely an update over the d5300. And now this. Nikon should not be surprised that smartphones are killing the camera business.

Marty - yes, in the right hands, this DSLR will smoke any cell phone. With a capital "in the right hands". The way most people who will buy this body use a camera - it will sit on a shelf and collect dust when they cannot figure out how to get good results out of it. Which is why most people just use their cell phone.

And yes, Nikon has WAY too many DSLRs on the market right now. I think they should kill off the D3x00 and the D5x00 and make an entry level mirrorless similar to the (now dead) Samsung NX1. I think mirrorless have the advantage of operating much more like a cell phone camera that people are now very familiar with.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
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brownie314: New DX zoom lenses with no vr? Is there a mirrorless body coming with sensor shift?

OK. It seems to me it might be cheaper just to make one lens with VR since these seem to be pretty cheap anyway - then to develop, source, assemble, stock and sell two separate lenses that will also create lots of confusion in the consumer market. Hmmmm.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 20:48 UTC

New DX zoom lenses with no vr? Is there a mirrorless body coming with sensor shift?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 14:21 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

Seriously Nikon? I wonder sometimes what marketing flunky they have in charge of the product road maps. First, the d5500 was barely an update over the d5300. And now this. Nikon should not be surprised that smartphones are killing the camera business.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 14:01 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)

This is effin fantastic. And I was just about to sell my eos-m. This could be my favorite lens of all time.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:41 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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