tkbslc

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On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2146 comments in total)
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raindance: Honestly to people who complain about Canon, I think Canon tries hard to perfect technology before releasing a new body. I just bought a Canon 6D, it's an old camera compared to most, but the features it does have are way ahead of what I had in my Sony, Olympus, Fuji bodies. It's a rock solid camera that does everything I need and does it very well. Nope it doesn't have some of the cool features the other bodies I owned had, but what it does it does better. Look at "other" companies, instead of perfecting a body they force their users to upgrade every single year. Canon makes a good quality product with a much longer life cycle, I appreciate that. Some people want bleeding edge, I get that and sometimes I like that as well, but I have grown to appreciate quality over quantity over the years.

A long product life cycle is great for those who buy at launch. But you just bought a 4 year old camera. Meaning that if you get a few years use out of it, you will be shooting with a 8 year old camera.

I don't think Sony, etc, "forces" any updates. It just gives the option for people who are buying a new camera to actually buy a new camera. Not a 4 year old one that is still being sold new in the box.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
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tkbslc: Fuji really needs a pancake kit lens to go with their smaller/cheaper cameras. Who wants this big clunky lens?

Well I don't think a pancake kit zoom is going to be fast, but at least it helps it to handle like a compact. And ALL the competition has one now. (Panasonic 12-32, Sony 16-50, Olympus 14-42 EZ, Samsung 16-50, Canon 15-45, Nikon 10-30)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
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tkbslc: Now all we need is a 56mm f2 WR to pair this with.

I like 100mm equiv as a portrait lens option, but I think an 85mm equivalent pairs better with a 35mm equivalent as an all-around pair.

I do agree that 50 is a touch too short to be ideal on APS-C.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
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noflashplease: Fuji already had this focal length covered with the 23mm F/1.4, which is only $200 more at the moment? Besides, they also have a 27mm F/2.8 pancake which is $100 less at the moment. It's good to see Fuji developing their lens ecosystem, but all the same, redundancy is redundancy. Enough already. It's time for something new.

Personally, I'm done investing in APS-C bodies and lenses. It's time to Fujifilm to move beyond APS-C as well, whether it's full frame or medium format mirrorless.

$200 more while on massive rebates. Normally it's double the price.

Plus it isn't WR, is it?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
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tkbslc: Fuji really needs a pancake kit lens to go with their smaller/cheaper cameras. Who wants this big clunky lens?

It's not good size-wise, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:32 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2146 comments in total)
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AgentO: A7RII from last year says "meh". Too little too late Canon.

Can the Sony do Motion JPEG, though?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2146 comments in total)
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cirtapfotos: Soon will be forgotten, when Sony's New A9 Professional Arrives, and Nikon's D900 with Moonroof. lol

With the Sigma adapter, A sony A7 R II is pretty much native EF mount.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:30 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2146 comments in total)
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James Booba: From someone whos interested in video ... 4K 1.74x crop. Aha.

Next news...

wt*f Canon are you kiddin me?

Well it's 1.64x, but I agree. Might as well grab a Panasonic for under $1000 at that point.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:29 UTC

Fuji really needs a pancake kit lens to go with their smaller/cheaper cameras. Who wants this big clunky lens?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:15 UTC as 66th comment | 5 replies

Now all we need is a 56mm f2 WR to pair this with.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:12 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: With all these alternatives, it's surprising that we get in the habit of using Photoshop and just keep paying. You can look at something like Affinity Photo and get an idea of what PS should sell for, if it was something you could own. No wonder Adobe loves, loves, loves subscriptions.

Having to charge $900 on a credit card because I don't have that much disposable income sounds like a quicker path to debt.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
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maxnimo: If it doesn't have layers, masks, advanced filters, color curves, brushes and text tools then it's not a Photoshop alternative.

Now you are getting the idea. That's why these cheaper alternatives were listed and the whole point of the article.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 03:17 UTC
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tex: As others have noted, a rather incomplete and idiosyncratic list....

The next version will be called "Every Photo Editor ever made" and then someone will wonder why the 4-bit grayscale editor from PalmOS was not included.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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Matt1645f4: Have tried gimp so many times it just can't handle raw files doesn't matter what you run it on my laptop or my brother works desktop which he uses blender for animation and large raw images from advertising agencies. Gimp just has a melt down every time.

Even with the full Photoshop, typically one starts in some RAW workflow software and sends a TIFF or high quality JPEG over to the editor (i.e. GIMP) for additional work.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
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piratejabez: Thanks for the roundup! I'd never heard of CyberLink PhotoDirector Ultra 7 (ugh, that name...).

Most of these software titles have free demos. Wasn't a fan of PhotoDirector myself, but load it up and try it.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
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tkbslc: Hasn't a solid smartphone camera pretty much replaced the function of one of these?

Most high end camera phones support opening the camera app with a hotkey. Most also now come with PDAF for instant focusing. You can have the camera app open and focused in the time it takes to raise it up from your pocket.

There's just no way you are going to dangle a camera from your wrist every where you go, It would be the most annoying thing in the world. So I don't buy the premise anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: With all these alternatives, it's surprising that we get in the habit of using Photoshop and just keep paying. You can look at something like Affinity Photo and get an idea of what PS should sell for, if it was something you could own. No wonder Adobe loves, loves, loves subscriptions.

It may not be cheaper, but it sure lowers the barrier to entry. You can now start using Photoshop and LR for $20 instead of $900.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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maxnimo: If it doesn't have layers, masks, advanced filters, color curves, brushes and text tools then it's not a Photoshop alternative.

I think you mean that it isn't a Photoshop alternative to those that need layers, masks, advanced filters, color curves, brushes and text tools.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:00 UTC

SUprised two of the best didn't make the list:

Photoshop replacement: Corel PSP Photo
Lightroom replacement: ACDsee Pro (or Ultimate if you want Layers)

Photoshop ELements is a fairly weak editor compared to Corel PSP, but it has the advantage of supporting pretty much any full Photoshop plugin or action. So it's useful as a cheap interface to plugins (like DxO FilmPack or Nik Suite).

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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joe6pack: I have a lot more respect to this guy after learning that he never spend > $15 on a camera.

For some of these I would have to guess that trades were involved. You couldn't get a Leica for $15 in 1930.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
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