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julianstravels: Have been using CR for many years for everything from cars to computers. They are truly independent since they do not receive any corporate funding nor do they accept any advertising. In many ways this is perhaps one of the last best ways to gauge a product and have insight into testing methodology. They also purchase all the items they test. Compared to this web site for example, they are far more likely to be truly independent. If they say there's a problem with this device, I would trust their view.

@ybizzle sounds like CR is in the same boat as ILC camera manufacturers, doesn't it? Also DPreview for that matter.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 06:34 UTC

Do "Pro's" really use the camera strap that comes in the box?
Enquiring minds want to know.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 06:14 UTC as 8th comment
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janist74: If there are no news, then let's create them. >:)

Here is some lovely news for you, real life not made up (I still want to know if Steve Bannon was sucessful :-0 )

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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yanisha: "for some God damn reason" -- Sheesh, is this really necessary?!?! I immediately stopped reading at that point.

Did you read the interview Scaramucci gave the New York reporter? That was shocking language!

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 19:50 UTC
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Daspletosaurus: Maybe Canon ought to have a talk with IBM about how the PCjr worked out...

You nailed it. I was actually working for IBM when they passed that turd and believe me when I tell you that many of the long time IBMers thought that it was the greatest thing since sliced bread and bought them for home. None of them perceived it as a pathetic crippled POS.
Apparently Canon are under the same unfortunate delusion.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 07:46 UTC
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FlyinDoc: It is interesting to note the parallels between Canon in imaging and Samsung for mobiles in the developing world.

Samsung continues to make excellent top of the line Galaxy S series phones but at the mid and lower price segments, they are outspecced, outmatched and out priced by the Chinese phone manufacturers.

Yet Samsung is the dominant player in the market, but that market share is being relentlessly eroded. They are still the default option for those who just want a phone that works reliably from the best known brand. But for those who demand more, there are better choices available.

If you don't offer compelling products, sooner or later, the consumers will wise up. Brand equity will only last so long. Ask Nokia.

You mean like my Note 7?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 07:39 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (447 comments in total)
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beppe_it: i have a 6d and i am going to substitute it with the mk2 because:
- articulated screen
- dual pixel

I love my 6d because of:
- integrted gps (if you love travel fotography you understand how much is useful only if you have it)
- high iso quality (just put iso auto with max iso 3200 and forget it)

personally I do not care of 4k, i have few good canon lenses, but 80% of the time I use 24-104 L f/4.
I am very attracted by Sony cameras, but none of them (except A9) has articulated screen, which I miss a lot since old time oint and shoot. Using your phone for aiming and shooting because you miss the articulated screen is "silly" (personal idea).
I am waiting it arrives in italian shops at the beginning of august for "swapping" it with mine...

News flash, all of Sony mirrorless have articulating screens just like the A9.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 06:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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Cheezr: So far Fuji has released 3 aps-c bayer array cameras, you would think that DxO would test their lenses now..?

They claim that they haven't done it because they don't handle x-trans this is an answer to their claim.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 07:40 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)

So far Fuji has released 3 aps-c bayer array cameras, you would think that DxO would test their lenses now..?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 07:29 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies

I recommend 200mg of Sertraline daily and getting out of the house! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 19:15 UTC as 6th comment

Live Composite and a wide angle lens make it a snap on my Oly.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 19:55 UTC as 10th comment

LOL, the original SX70 did not have a built in flash, it used expensive disposable flash bars.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 03:37 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
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Lightgreen: Cha-Ching!

Sounds profitable for Sandisk's respective business units... And more expensive for us end-consumers as Lexar was Sandisks only "serious" competition in the high end flash removal media category; it's like Canon or Nikon leaving the DSLR world, sure others exist still, but they're the heavy hitters; without one to check the other, expect price increases shortly.

I'd suggest it'd be wise to stock up on anything you've been eyeing. I won't as my needs are presently met and technology is bound to change before I need another card; I do expect to pay double next round for it should Lexar have otherwise existed though...

Actually SanDisk recently sold out to Western Digital, the shrinking camera business is also shrinking the accessory business as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 19:54 UTC

This article really is unworthy of DPreview, it might be nice in the Awe section of a local news show but isn't DPreview a photo enthusiast website? Well I guess you get what you pay for ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 00:18 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

How is the EM1.2 pricey at exactly the same MSRP as the D500 which is apparently not pricey? It includes more functionality and comparable image quality, just asking.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)
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sh10453: When business doesn't seem to be going well, higher management love to do the restructuring.
It's a tricky strategy that seems to be universal.
A very large technical company I had worked for did the restructuring 3 times in less than 6 months, and a month later the company suddenly declared bankruptcy.
I wonder if restructuring is a method of covering up management screwups.

Google "prepare 3 envelopes" and it will become clear.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
On photo Spoonbill Siblings in the A Big Year - birds challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you, I got lucky (and was prepared).

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 00:35 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (283 comments in total)

Designed for CostCo not for DPReview tyros!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 49th comment
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Raist3d: I can only chuckle when people comment that Olympus has been doing Firmware upgrades adding features and taking care of the installed base like Fuji.

They haven't.

They recently started from what seems to
Me pressure by Fuji and they aren't still at this level. I hope Olympus considers stepping up some of their support on firmwares. I am sure te em1 mkII will be fine. Would be nice if they could improve the CDAF of the PenF.

@Raist3d Fuji may have done more or Oly may have had less to do. Either way both companies seem to do a better job of keeping users happy than say Canon, which in spite of giving users the finger continues to gain market share.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
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Jason Haven: As an X-Pro2 owner, all I have to say is, "Thank you!"


Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
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