onlooker

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On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (264 comments in total)
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DongaMogudu: Canon is dumping 80d's for $700. Comparing MSRP and test charts might not be accurate some cases. D7200 is going at this price which is a steal I think. Bought 80d with 18-55 is stm kit lens for $740 + tax on Sunday.

@blue27 -- Does that include your 22% VAT?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (264 comments in total)
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mxx: "In terms of wireless transfer, whether to your phone, a laptop, the cloud or elsewhere, there's not between these two cameras."

Am I missing much?

Funny.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (100 comments in total)
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onlooker: I like most of them, some are great, but the shot in the restroom creeps me out a bit.

"No faces, no private parts, what's the problem?"

The problem is taking pictures in a restroom while people are in it. Sorry, creepy.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 19:24 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (100 comments in total)

I like most of them, some are great, but the shot in the restroom creeps me out a bit.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
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dmanthree: Have they abandoned the headless Mac? No Mini news, no Pro news. Too bad.

"I think the iPad pro's are meant to replace the mini." -- Those are the exact opposites of each other. dmanthree was asking for 'headless', meaning in this context Mac Mini.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 02:23 UTC
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onlooker: And they're getting exactly what they wanted -- free publicity.

Sly sarcasm, it must be Joe swinging by. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:04 UTC

And they're getting exactly what they wanted -- free publicity.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 03:39 UTC as 97th comment | 2 replies
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SantaFeBill: Kickstarter? Why? You can get any number of excellent medium format film cameras used, many in excellent shape, that have far more capabilities. (See the article here about analog treasures.) So why would anyone pay money for this?

"If clowns like you were responsible for innovation" -- Do you have a stake in it? No? Then why the aggression?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 04:16 UTC
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BobT3218: A SurfacPro will be my next laptop. I love my SurfacePro-3. I call it a laptop because I never use it in tablet form. Frankly I find tablets a touchy feely PITA but I do love the pen. I always have the pen it in my hand when using the Surface.

Regarding ports, don't really know what at a USB-C is but I don't like these teeny weeny connecters. They are far too fragile. The fine gold contacts quickly wear. In a high vibration environment like in a car, one is lucky to get a year's life out of them. I regularly wear out mini-USB connectors.

USB-C: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2478121,00.asp

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 21:41 UTC
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virtualreality: Creativity is no longer required for making interesting photographs. The camera will be smarter than you are.

I am not sure how that is in any way related.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 21:27 UTC
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onlooker: So a new algorithm for the old healing brush we use and love?

Thanks for the clarification, yes, that makes sense. It seemed to read that way, perhaps I was influenced too much by some of the comments.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 21:26 UTC

So a new algorithm for the old healing brush we use and love?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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Vegetable Police: The tiny Sony x3000 would be the superior vlogging camera in every way imaginable. All these Casey Neistat wannabees make me laugh when I see them lugging around huge cameras on tripods, uploading shaky footage as their flimsy arms crumble under the weight of their vlogging rig.

davev8 "are you inferring that the earth is not flat?" -- Ah, good move, Dave. Provided you want to get into discussion about 2D universe, projection theories, simulation, etc., let's take that up in another thread.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 08:09 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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Vegetable Police: The tiny Sony x3000 would be the superior vlogging camera in every way imaginable. All these Casey Neistat wannabees make me laugh when I see them lugging around huge cameras on tripods, uploading shaky footage as their flimsy arms crumble under the weight of their vlogging rig.

"superior vlogging camera in every way imaginable", "make me laugh when I see them lugging around huge cameras" -- When you make absurd hyperbolic statements like that, no one will take you seriously. And no, don't even ask me to refute your statements, just like I will not bother refuting someone's assertion that the Earth is flat.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 18:57 UTC

RX 10 is still at "III"? It's been over a year, hasn't it? In Sony's years, that's like 7 years, isn't it?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 02:04 UTC as 12th comment
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Bambi24: With no viewfinder and small 4/3 sensors, I don't know what these things offer over a smartphone. The noise beyond ISO 800 is terrible.

These things maybe made a little bit of sense before smartphones came out with dual sensors, but they are pointless in 2017.

@zeratulmrye & kolyy: You are correct, I took the sensor sizes off google, which got them wrong. I looked them up in tech specs, and MFT is @224 mm2. My point still stands. The difference is enormous.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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Bambi24: With no viewfinder and small 4/3 sensors, I don't know what these things offer over a smartphone. The noise beyond ISO 800 is terrible.

These things maybe made a little bit of sense before smartphones came out with dual sensors, but they are pointless in 2017.

@Bambi24: Let's look at sensor sizes. I will be generous and will use the sensor from Galaxy Edge for comparison:
Smartphone: 23 mm2
MFT camera: 374 mm2
Let that sink in for a while.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
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zeratulmrye: Well, there is no perfect casual video-still hybrid camera at the moment

Sony's stabilization sucks
Pany's AF sucks

Let's see who can overcome their biggest weakness first

(I put my bet on Sony)

"whiners [...] in your crew" -- What do you think this is, Hollywood? Do you really think for a New York minute that Panasonic would have survived if its cameras were only sold to professional production crews? The vast majority of users are single-person operations. This whole "crew" affectation is silly.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
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Jorginho: An interesting read. Still if he wants to listen to customers than please..at least this one customers appreciates DFD a lot. But as long as it still behind OSPDAF especially in the video department go for sensors (all of them to keep the volume high enough) with OSPDAF and DFD (these two can go together well).

So we do not have to wait until DFD is better, but you can develop DFD and drop OSPDAF once the goal is reached. I am pretty sure I am not the only one thinking of this....

The negative remarks on GH5 video AF, even if exagerated here and there, are something you should not want.

Oh and finally: I think very few Canon 5D Mark III of MarkIV users think of GH5 and then think "and it delivers on the still side also, so why not?"

Don't get me wrong: I have GH4 and I have Em1.2 (so that is the best mFT sensor eqaul to GH5 in all likelihood)...Love it. But I am not so delusional that it somehow matches especially 5DmarkIV...And most users aren't like that either....

"maybe even paid off shills" -- Ah yes, let's call customers names, that will help the business.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 14:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 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.

"A 100 for many buyers? Or 80 for many, many more buyers?
Difficult, right :-)"

Substantiate your numbers three years from now.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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