STR54

Lives in United States OK, United States
Joined on Nov 27, 2012

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Well folks, here we have another $3k plus camera anouncement. IMO if Sony along with the majority of other manufacturers (are you listening Canon) expect its customers to continue to plop down the big bucks, then they need to really step up their game concerning their 'limited warranties'. To promote 150 to 300K shutter reliability, weather resistance/sealing and tough body construction with a 1 year factory warranty? Give me a break! Make it TWO YEARS standard.
Just sayin.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:01 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

With focus peaking this could make my legacy Nikon and Pentax M42 glass much more enjoyable. I wonder how well the 24 and 40mm 2.8 STM lenses would AF with the EF to M adapter? The overall length and weight of either one mounted on the M5 should be acceptable. Time will tell.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:12 UTC as 111th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

Boy, the image files taken with the 70-200 and 35L lenses look outstanding! Thanks for the postings DPR.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 13:20 UTC as 91st comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (287 comments in total)

I've never seen someone open a Nikon film back that fast before!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 121st comment
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (145 comments in total)

In image #57, look at the full size JPEG image left of center at the building. Is that a window washer up there doing his thing? Pixel shift mode is really impressive!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 21:17 UTC as 51st comment

Well, just by clicking on the comparison tool above you get a pretty good idea of what has happened so far. Canon 80D vs 70D verifies a +1 EV gain of DR latitude in favor of the 80D. Nikon D7200 vs Canon 80D reveals that the Canon still gives the Nikon a +1, maybe +1.5 EV DR latitude advantage. Thanks DPR for the info. Now for the review!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 12:42 UTC as 90th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's new SP prime lenses (101 comments in total)
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STR54: Hey Tamron, why don't you just blow every nature photographers mind with a 300mm f4.5 1:1 macro VC lens with a tilt feature? Can you say 2ft. minimum working distance? Listen up Sigma and Tokina.

You are probably right about the maximum fl for a tilt lense being 90mm. So think about this. Have a camera with software built in to power focus a telephoto macro to create a multi-frame focus stack and combine it in-camera to output a RAW file. Am I dreaming?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's new SP prime lenses (101 comments in total)

Hey Tamron, why don't you just blow every nature photographers mind with a 300mm f4.5 1:1 macro VC lens with a tilt feature? Can you say 2ft. minimum working distance? Listen up Sigma and Tokina.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 21:44 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

Just one favor Tamron. Could you create a weather-sealed, close focusing 400mm F4 VC telephoto prime that is $2k less than the Canon counterpart? Please!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 14:03 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite (100 comments in total)

Looks like a nice flash, except it's only power option is still four AA batteries. Too bad Canon did not incorporate a power port similar to the bigger units. It is convenient to have extra juice in a prolonged shoot that generally helps with faster recycle times as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 12:51 UTC as 20th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (467 comments in total)

Boy, after reading all these expert comments it must be an absolute miracle that my plasticky, bulky, slow, next to no DR sensor Canon t2i is still able to snap a pic without totally falling apart!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 93rd comment | 8 replies
On article Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery (140 comments in total)

Hey DPR, thanks for the stadium images. They look really sharp and colorful on my monitor with plenty of depth of field. The fifty with the 6D seems to be a heck of a travel combo. Relatively light and unobtrusive.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 12:40 UTC as 3rd comment
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HowaboutRAW: Yes, thanks for the raw file, but that's an odd way of deploying them. (Grammar is correct here.)

I look forward to checking them out in ACR 9.

The draft ceased in 1973.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (257 comments in total)

I wonder what the macro magnification would be with the optics reversed?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 17:08 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down (316 comments in total)
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Donnie G: No surprises here. Despite a market wide overall decline in camera sales that shows no signs of ending anytime soon, Canon profits while the competition starves. Canon's marketshare remains unchanged while its competitors can only manage to take marketshare away from each other. How is that possible? While the competition cuts each others' throats by slashing prices on their products to fire sale levels in a vain attempt to increase sales volumes in this constantly shrinking market, Canon has chosen to do the opposite, which is sell fewer ILC cameras at higher profit margins that reflect today's market realities, and sell more EF lenses. Canon rightly recognizes that their EF lens mount and EF lenses are much more valuable commodities than anybody's camera body. After all, even the competition depends on Canon lenses for sales success. I might buy a new camera body every 6 to 10 years, but I buy, trade, and rent lenses all the time. Which lenses? Canon EF lenses. :)

Donnie is right about the Canon lenses being a valuable commodity. It swayed me to their camp years ago when I went digital and the line still offers high quality (and high cost) choices. If Canon shows me a major (image) upgrade to my trusty T2i THEN I will buy.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 19:13 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1322 comments in total)

Thanks for the in-depth review DPR. The 7D MKII really makes sense for me, currently being a T2i user and invested in several Canon lenses.. Much of my photography is outdoors shooting wildlife in sometimes less than ideal weather and light. Accurate and sensitive AF especially for BIF, good Hi ISO performance, serious weather resistance and pro-level build quality and a big RAW buffer click nearly every box of upgrades I could want. The new sensor tech available is amazing as your Nikon D750 video demonstrated, so please keep up the good work.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 16:47 UTC as 102nd comment

Good reach, not great plus latest IS. Very useful MFD for flowers, butterflies, etc. Not super heavy with a nice zoom range for landscapes or portraits. Just need to wait for the actual image results, then possibly bite the bullet and make the investment!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 34th comment
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)

Now that these are out of the way, time to update the 300 F4L and 400mm F5.6L prime telephotos!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:09 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
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SunnyFlorida: Simply Awesome! an OMD-5 with this lens will be a sweet combo

Kind of reminds me of the 50mm Pentax Super Takumar I bought used recently for $40.00.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 17:55 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

As long as the camera woks with my Canon 70-300L...it's the camera of the year.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 15:23 UTC as 382nd comment
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