Kawika Nui

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MaxFury: People don't give you feedback on the EOS M cameras because they see the competition like Sony, Fujifilm and so on fulfil their needs and go buy that instead of getting into your trashy mirroless line. In other words they don't give a sh!t to begin with. So you won't get any feedback. This is why a company needs a strong leadership because making the right decisions in not always obvious.

Also I wouldn't bet on only the DSLR's being used in the Olympics. Wait till Sony releases their next gen Full Frame cameras and then talk. Because I expect them to absolutely destroy the competition.

Canon is doomed to fail with a weak mindset like this. They don't see mirroless as the future. They intentionally and maliciously cripple their own cameras, like the 5D IV, screwing over their own customers that they lie about caring. And their are too slow to make a decision.

It's still not too late to invest in a MAJOR way into mirroless Canon. But you need to do it NOW and not 5 years from now.

Donnie G claims that "5.7 million shoppers bought Canon interchangeable lens cameras (DSLR and mirrorless) in 2016. That's 5.7 million people who voted in favor of Canon's management decisions with their wallets."
Not at all true. Most people go to their local camera shop and buy what's there. Most local camera shops carry Canon and Nikon. Period. For that reason, most people are virtually unaware of Pentax, Panny, etc., and their first camera is likely to be a Canon or Nikon. Even if they switch to buying from Amazon or B&H, they reflexively look at Canon or Nikon - they are unaware of anything else. This has nothing to do with "Canon's management decisions" and everything to do with the local camera shop and the power of habit.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 17:23 UTC

"introducing 4K to the entry-level is linked to the 4K TV market. How quickly that takes off and penetrates will tell us how and when we should introduce 4K to more affordable cameras. "
This kind of thinking will ensure that their products lag. 4K produces better footage when displayed on normal HD monitors, not to mention 8mp images. Canon execs seem sadly out of touch. This is also demonstrated by Canon's repeated failure to provide meaningful burst rates (1.5fps? 3fps? Are they joking?) and meaningful buffer depth.
You want to be dominant in the ILC market? For mirrorless, the first step is to get your products up to the level of Sony, Oly and Panny in terms of features and performance.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 4th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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gordonrussell76: I am afraid I have lost a lot of respect for Ming over this blog. I posted a few comments directly over on the blog. He responded with the following comment

YOU are the one with the sense of entitlement. YOU expect the internet to provide content for free, agree with your views, make you feel good – for free – then when you don’t get what you want, YOU become rude, sarcastic and abusive to somebody you’ve never met. I wonder if you’re as pleasant and charming in real life, or just when you’re hiding behind a keyboard."

Needless to say the above was a gross exaggeration of what has traspired, please have a look my username over there is Funkmonkey, legacy thin.

I responded to the above post saying that I am not hiding behind a keyboard just that I found his whole one almost troll like and I was left feeling almost as if he were trolling his own blog to increase traffic. Interestingly he has not allowed that comment to be posted. So he sensors his blog to make himself look good.

No way to find your comments nor his response based on your vague reference to his blog. Please provide details on how to access, so that we may judge for ourselves.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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wb77: The fan boys posting here and trolling MT's site come across as a bunch of 13 year olds screaming at each other over PlayStation vs Xbox. Grow up and develop some basic literacy.

Is an article on US politics lacking validity because it doesn't also cover Burkina Faso? Who cares if he didn't mention DSLRs, it's not on the scope of the article. If you had bothered to explore his site more thoroughly you'd note many posts addressing shortcomings of various DSLRs.

A guy named as one of the most important street photographers alive "loses credibility" to an anonymous poster here because he doesn't mention a Samsung cam? This guy shoots with a D810 and two Otus lenses, values IQ supremely and has developed printing methods to facilitate translating IQ to printed output. Please.

Aside from the battery issue, his general thesis was flawed products existing at great cost despite already existing solutions to those flaws. This is a valid point that only helps mirrorless going forward. So to those who have just committed themselves to another antihypertensive, what's your problem, exactly? He didn't insult you, and certainly not your mother.

Do yourselves a favour and read through his excellent series of posts on photography, not equipment. Learn something, as he certainly has more technical understanding and artistic accomplishment than 99% of us here.

Thanks for yet another inane comment. The world is waiting for your own brilliant collection of dazzling images, which you're sure to believe are far superior. We won't hold our collective breath. Meanwhile, we'll continue to enjoy MT's wonderful photographs and his observations - which, unlike yours, are both valid and useful.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 17:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (42 comments in total)

The price and link at the top of the article are wrong. The link is to Amazon's GX85 page, not G85. And the price ($697.99) is for the GX85.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 18th comment
On article Canon PowerShot Pro1 Review (5 comments in total)
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Vintage _ Digital: I wish they could drop a new sensor in this body. It was epic.

"a compact 1" sensor camera."
Actually, a 2/3" sensor according to the spec sheet. Or is the suggestion to update to a 1" sensor?
There would also have to be a serious update to the burst shooting and buffer.
In any case, this camera has been surpassed by many others since the post by Vintage. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (397 comments in total)
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MacM: This might just be one of the next paradigm shifts.

Then again, it just might not.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 03:42 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (397 comments in total)

It's a lot of money for a point and pray camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 03:40 UTC as 8th comment
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maxotics: As interesting as the device is, as an optical computer, most photographers would rather shoot with a pinhole camera made from a discarded shoe-box. As for being as good as a DSLR, what does that mean? People don't buy DSLRs because of what they do technically (which most people don't know or care). People buy DSLRs because the best photographer in their family used one to take some cool photo. As maligned and forlorn as the family photographer is, it is them who lead the way in camera equipment. It is them who "Light" has ignored. Ironically, Light probably feels this is exactly the people they're building the camera for. Maybe it will succeed. But I get the sense it's a company ill with group-think. It's a company that doesn't truly love photography. It feels above it.

" People buy DSLRs because the best photographer in their family used one to take some cool photo. "
Tell that to all the professional sports photographers, wildlife photographers, portrait photographers and others who use DSLRs to make their living. Condescension is fun, but often totally unjustified. And it often makes the user look ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 03:29 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)
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TyphoonTW: It clearly DESTROYS all the bridge cameras in the 600/700$ price range.

Irony is always risky.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)
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electrophoto: In 20+ years of photography, I can count the number of times on one hand where I had to shoot at anything beyond 400m to get the shot I needed.
and 400mm hasn't been that often either.

Despite high ISO capabilities and IS - the number of times where anything above 300-400mm is practical without a tripod is small.

Personally from looking at the samples, I see no shot, other than maybe the bird and the plane - to be really anything "worthwhile" for the 600mm end.

Also that thing, for a 1" Sensor with it's limitations - is huge.

Well I guess I simply fail to see the practical use for such a long reach...

I'd rather have a fast 24-200mm in a much more compact body.... if I'd be going for a compact / fixed lens.
make it a stop faster throughout the range.... that would be an incredibly useful camera.

but honestly, I'm not even remotely tempted by the RX10.

OK, you don't shoot a long range, so you can't comprehend that anyone else would do so. How interesting.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)
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camshooter132: i was really interested in this camera, given the 600mm zoom. Then I saw the price. I've since picked up a used RX10 for $550. I don't think the 600mm zoom is worth the extra $1K...

Wait 6 months and check the price again. It may come down by 40-50%.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)
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Jesaja: I would like to buy a6300 and Tamron 16-300 instead of this.

And the great thing is, no one is preventing that.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)
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Kalhor: Image Quality = garbage, my old X-E1 makes better images in all ISO range.

If you don't like it, don't buy it. Isn't freedom of choice grand?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:57 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)
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Emmanuel Aldecoa: I can't believe people still throw away there money in bridge cameras . Lenses are soft in anything but the widest focal length , noise is terrible due to the small sensor , response times are slow , the "viewfinder" is hopeful .

Other than the reach of the zoom I much prefer to use an iPhone 6S. BTW I was Panasonic FZ8 and Fuji XS-1 so I've got some useful first hand experience.

I can't believe that you think anyone cares about your opinions on how other people spend their money.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)
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DickBas: Don't believe any of the negative comments from the trolls who don't even have the RX-10 MK3! They don't know what they are talking about!
I am a Canon Pro and have $30k worth of pro Canon gear.
I purchased a Mk3 two weeks ago because in my advancing years in have difficulty in holding up a 6 lb 1Dx with a 9 lb 200-400 F4 L IS.
I have been absolutely blown away by the capabilities and quality of the MK 3! The detail and resolution is on a par with my much more expensive equipment, and at a much lighter weight!
The Zeiss lens is super sharp!!
I'll post some shots soon.

Where can we see some of your Canon work for comparison?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: The biggest thing is POU, who really wants this camera for $1500.00 up front? Someone who doesn't want lenses to think about. Wants 4K video. A good build. It is to me all in one, and ready to go. Optimized? Nope. Quality, and ready to go? Yep. It will not be the right one for everyone. For me, I just can't make that financial leap up front. Over time, I may spend more. But for now, a body I want. And choice lenses are a better way for me. Video is not that critical for me. Purpose of Use is POU by the way.

So what's the answer to your question? It's still very expensive for what it is; the FZ1000 is half the price and way more than half the feature set. The soon-to-be-available DL24-500 may be just as good and it's far cheaper.
Six months from now, if it drops enough, the price for the RX10 III may make sense. So who really wants this camera for $1500 up front? And what is the relevance of purpose of use? Like all cameras, it is used to generate images.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)
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TN Args: I think that it is a real pity that you rushed this review into print while the Nikon DL 24- 500 is on the horizon. The Nikon and the Sony together are the new kids on the block, so side-by-side comparison is a really good idea, and would've made all the comparative discussion going on in this review much more complete.

I'm glad that you highlighted the poor performance of this camera with birds in flight or similar types of long-range action photography. That is the one area in which the Nikon is possibly a bit of a game changer for this type of camera. We, the unwashed masses, need to know!

There's no reason to doubt that the side-by-side comparison will be forthcoming once the DL24-500 is released and reviewed. There's nothing wrong with releasing information as soon as it becomes available. And the review doesn't seem rushed at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (474 comments in total)

A lot of noise in some images, even at low ISO (like the image of the ferry and gull 375mm equivalent | F5.6 | 1/100 sec | ISO 200). This is disappointing.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:40 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (306 comments in total)
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jimi5150: On the 'bridge camera' aspect. Anyone remember the 'awesome' C8080 by Olympus? A great lens, at the time, built around a camera. I see this as today's equililent. I'm still in the Dakota's with the family and wish I had this camera. Fact is, I'm not gonna lug my 6D,4 lenses, flash, and extras around. Especially, in crowded areas and through gift shops. But, I want something better than an SX30. I'll give up a little wide angle (I can use my iPod with 12mp sensor) if I get a better than average picture through the zoom range. 600 is good enough for a lot of birds ... and wome ... uh .., people. I don't need 4K but it means the HD will be very good. Finally, while I like some if the compacts like the G5 and others, I want a viewfinder and want more than a 5X lens. I'll wait for a good review, but I see me owning this camera. Finally, a new incantation of the C8080!

Every camera today is a bargain compared with a few years ago.
The C8080 had 8mp, used 512MB memory cards. 5x zoom. Burst (JPEG only) = 1fps (limit 26), 1.6fps (limit 5). Video 640x480, 15fps. ISO range = 50-400.
Nice: 2/3in sensor.
Really nice: shot JPEG, uncompressed TIFF, or RAW!
Awesome for its time, no doubt about that.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
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