tkbslc

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On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (69 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: when i saw 2 cameras, I got super excited, I thought... finally I will be able to shoot 3d..

I was so wrong :( Nothing special about this phone other than a gimmicky idea

My 2011 HTC Evo shot 3D.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (69 comments in total)
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lemonadedrinker: A phone is a phone; a camera is a camera. A cameraphone is like having a frying pan that'll cut your hair.
I see all the happy boys and girls marching about staring at their screens and do feel a certain pain at the triviality of it all- facebook, twitter and whatever else there is out there. Of course, on the plus side, you have all helped to make the people who made you think you really, really wanted to catch a Pokemon or tweet the weather in Bournemouth to your Mum and Dad on holiday in Australia, you have helped to make them among the richest people in the world! So, it's not all bad.

I bet you are really mad that they put a television into your typewriter.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 17:23 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (69 comments in total)
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lemonadedrinker: A phone is a phone; a camera is a camera. A cameraphone is like having a frying pan that'll cut your hair.
I see all the happy boys and girls marching about staring at their screens and do feel a certain pain at the triviality of it all- facebook, twitter and whatever else there is out there. Of course, on the plus side, you have all helped to make the people who made you think you really, really wanted to catch a Pokemon or tweet the weather in Bournemouth to your Mum and Dad on holiday in Australia, you have helped to make them among the richest people in the world! So, it's not all bad.

We get it. You are really old.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (100 comments in total)
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tkbslc: While this looks like a great option, I'm a bit baffled on the 28mm focal length. First, because it's just REALLY wide for a macro and forces extremely close working range. And second because this is only the second prime in EF-M mount and the other one is a 22mm. So this provides zero utility as a non-macro for most EOS M shooters. If it was a 55-60mm macro, it could double as a portrait lens and make a nice pair for the 22mm in a 2-prime kit. But who wants to carry a 22-28 pair of primes?

Still, the light idea is pretty cool.

Even if I can agree that 45mm equiv could be interesting in the right hands, I still think it is odd to branch out to "interesting" lenses when your lens lineup is so small.

And if it was a 55mm equivalent, then at least that would be some half decent separation from the 22mm f2 (@35mm equiv). As is, having only 2 primes in the system at 35 and 45 equiv isn't really giving you a broad range of capabilities.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (100 comments in total)
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Jim Hully: "All the trump cards held by the Micro-Nikkor fold when other features of the EF-M 28mm Macro are brought in to consideration, though. First, even though it is a wider FOV lens, its nearest focus distance is 3.7", nearly 3" closer than the Micro-Nikkor. Even taking the slightly longer field of view of the Micro-Nikkor in to account, the Canon is able to achieve a 1:1.2 reproduction ratio in "Super Macro" mode over the Nikkor's 1:1."

I have this lens and the difference between 1:1 and 1:1.2 is not that great and certainly not worth being 3" closer if comparing it to the NIkkor. On specs alone, the Nikkor is a better macro. Having the lights is definitely a plus for focusing but they are not powerful enough to make much of a difference if your subject is beyond 1:2 or you are using a narrow aperture.

I like this lens, an all-purpose one with a semi-wide field of view combined with decent macro options.

I don't get why the NIkkor was even mentioned. It's not a mirrorless lens and it's not even really a competitor. I would think the Sony 30mm macro or Panasonic 30mm macro would be the closest peers.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:44 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (100 comments in total)
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pannumon: Lead: "Thanks to built-in LEDs and very close focusing abilities, Canon's 28mm F3.5 for EOS M offers a great place to start learning more about shooting macro."

This really promotes the idea that (Canon) mirroless is for the beginners, and real photographers use real cameras. This matches my idea of what is the target group of EOS M system. It also tells a lot about the (general?) attitude regarding mirrorless systems.

I am writing this simply because I find it interesting.

this isn't even "humble equipment". It's a 1.2:1 macro with nice lighting.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (100 comments in total)

While this looks like a great option, I'm a bit baffled on the 28mm focal length. First, because it's just REALLY wide for a macro and forces extremely close working range. And second because this is only the second prime in EF-M mount and the other one is a 22mm. So this provides zero utility as a non-macro for most EOS M shooters. If it was a 55-60mm macro, it could double as a portrait lens and make a nice pair for the 22mm in a 2-prime kit. But who wants to carry a 22-28 pair of primes?

Still, the light idea is pretty cool.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 26th comment | 13 replies
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (100 comments in total)
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pannumon: Lead: "Thanks to built-in LEDs and very close focusing abilities, Canon's 28mm F3.5 for EOS M offers a great place to start learning more about shooting macro."

This really promotes the idea that (Canon) mirroless is for the beginners, and real photographers use real cameras. This matches my idea of what is the target group of EOS M system. It also tells a lot about the (general?) attitude regarding mirrorless systems.

I am writing this simply because I find it interesting.

I'm far from a beginner and I want a lens like this.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)
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turvyT: AFC seems to be continuously out of autofocus.

Hard to get stuff out of focus? This is like using an f3.0-4.7 lens on Canon APS-C. You wouldn't have to focus an f3 lens on a Rebel?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 03:46 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: 1" is the new compact p&s

Nope, the iphone is.

1" are the new enthusiast toys.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 03:43 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)
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Androole: It's an interesting entry, and I think I largely prefer the choices that Canon has made with this one compared to the very pricey late-model RX100 versions.

That said, the G7X, like the RX100 III and IV is just outside of that "pants pocketable" camera realm, and so if I'm putting it in a belt pouch or throwing it in a jacket pocket or bag, I feel like it demands some of the niceties I'd find on a compact mirrorless, and chief among those is an EVF.

I'm not saying I'd always, or even often, use the EVF on a camera like this. But it competes firmly in the same class as the LX100, ZS100, and RX100 III/IV all of which come equipped with EVFs. The Nikon DL24-85 is a bit of an oddball in that respect in that it comes with an optional EVF, but it looks like it will be a very expensive accessory ($300?) to add to a compact in this category.

Interestingly, I feel like the G9X may ultimately be the more appealing option, as a cheap and tiny version with most of the capability.

Nobody is really going to carry any of these in a pants pocket anyway, so it's all mostly irrelevant.

(And if you do, you'll have non-cleanable sensor dust within weeks)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)
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Dave Oddie: "The G7 X II does not support an EVF, unlike Sony's RX100 III/IV, which have a clever display that pops up like a flash. "

So why isn't the lack of an EVF in the negatives column? The fact the G5 X has one which the review seems to be using as an excuse is irrelevant . It is not pocketable whereas the Sony's are.

If it doesn't advertise an EVF and nobody expects it to have an EVF, then why would not having an EVF be a negative?

Now the Sony having an EVF could be a positive, because that's something extra that is not standard.

Like you wouldn't say lack of AWD to be a negative for a Civic, but you might say having AWD is a positive for an Impreza.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 03:37 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "The camera's JPEGs have taken a step in the wrong direction compared to the G7 X, ..." -DPR

That's unexpected, bad, news. My perception was that Canon brand is known for having particularly good JPEGs.

Canon has never been known for good jpg? That's the first I've heard of this. Most rate them extremely high for JPEG quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 03:31 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)
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Awi888: i mean why are they compare it with outdated RX100 mk3 ?

And features.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 03:28 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Samples look really good. Probably better than any 4/3 or APS-C ILC with kit lens can do.

ttran88 -I'm sure you know what I meant, but go ahead and keep finding exceptions.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 01:15 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)
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ttran88: Why does my iPhone take wonderful photos and do 4K videos but this new and improved dedicated camera can't?

depends on the viewing distance. 27" from 2 feet away is a bigger screen than 60" from 8 feet back on the couch.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)

Samples look really good. Probably better than any 4/3 or APS-C ILC with kit lens can do.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 00:04 UTC as 39th comment | 9 replies
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (259 comments in total)
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ttran88: Why does my iPhone take wonderful photos and do 4K videos but this new and improved dedicated camera can't?

scale the 1080p from this camera to a 4k display and tell me which has more true details. 4k is the new megapixel race, but sensor size still trumps.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 23:53 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (233 comments in total)
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MDRCHINA: I bought into the a7 series (a7, a7r and now the a7rII) for the sensor and the form factor. This lens is massive and eliminate the form factors which initially were so appealing. What happens when Canon and Nikon place and EVF on there next DSLR's?
I will stay with the 55mm 1.8, the Batis 85mm 1.8 and the Loxia 21mm 2.8. You folks split the pixels and line pairs.

Sony already tried that and it didn't sell well. Check out the SLT-A99.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 03:52 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (233 comments in total)

On Rokinon's facebook, they said their new AF 50mm f1.4 should be about $700 and launching soon. Will be interesting to see how it compares, too. (Also interested in how Rokinon handles AF given this will be their first)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 03:51 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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