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On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)

I find it astounding that people here are defending Canon-- even cheering them on-- for selling such re-packaged mediocrity, and for a fairly high price, too.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 04:23 UTC as 69th comment | 9 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)
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jonny1976: Those who buy this camera, instead of any camera made by pentax nikon samsung sony olympus panasonic fuji in the last 5 years....new refurbished used...should be taken to an hospital.
i'm sure that the bulk of canon sales is this series of plastic toy with any feature minuscule ovf and noisy sensor, and that it's the proof that people buy 99% without any knowledge

@TMHKR - Google "Canon Error 99", "Canon front/back focus problem", and "Canon mirror falls out". Canon have had their problems, just like many other brands. I've been a long time Canon user. I see no need to put them up on a pedestal. They don't deserve it.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)
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TMHKR: The first thing a beginner should do before he chooses a certain camera system is to check how reliable the brand is. I've spent half a year reading reviews and opinions, user reports and videos on dozen entry level models, and at the end of the day, Canon is indeed the most reliable brand.

I've been a long-time Canon user. Canon's have had their issues. I've had Canon's Error 99 issues with a few of my Canon DSLRs. I've had Canon point-and-shoots that went dead on me for seemingly no reason. I don't think Canon, as a brand, is really that much more reliable than any other brand. I use Canon, Sony, Fuji, Samsung, and Olympus. I would not recommend any one of these brands over another based on "reliability of the brand". Stuff happens, and it happens to any brand.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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pkcpga: Great camera wish it had apsc sized lenses to match up with it. No point in a small camera if the g master or full frame zeiss are the only worthy glass. Every reviewer states the same that they like the g master lenses with it and the old e mount lenses don't do it justice. Any chance Sony has plans for new glass for apsc sensor size? I see no reason to buy this camera if I'm still going to pay for and lug around full frame glass.

There's plenty of excellent "worthy glass" for Sony APS-C. I recently traveled to Asia with an A6000. The glass I took with me was the Sony 18-105/4 OSS, 35/1.8 OSS, 50/1.8 OSS, 55-210 OSS, and Rokinon 12/2. All performed superbly, delivering excellent image quality. The image quality was just as good as the Canon DSLR glass I used to travel with, including plenty of L glass. People who use glass as an excuse are just grasping at straws, and probably spend too much time pixel peeping rather than spending time out in the real world taking real photos, or have delusions that their images are going to be printed up 6' high wall-size for some national ad campaign or something. Get over it. There's definitely good glass for the A6300. And even when I mount my Canon L glass on my A6000, it's still lighter and more compact, and my camera bag is lighter, than lugging around a comparably spec'd DSLR.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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Androole: "...one thing is clear: Sony anticipates the a6300 to be another top seller."

I imagine that a lot of the A6000's popularity came from its remarkably low price tag. It was a high-quality sensor and processor wrapped in a simple, inexpensive body with no extra features or frills to drive up the cost. The A6300 very much follows in its footsteps with a similar template, but at a 60% (!) increase to its starting MSRP for a very similar camera, it doesn't look like nearly the same bargain value proposition in a very competitive market.

Likewise, it's hard to feel like a camera at this price tag will stand the test of time and "look impressive, even two years down the road," with ergonomic oversights you've highlighted like the missing direct controls, no touchscreen or AF joystick, and not being weather-sealed despite the $1000 price point.

It's a nice camera, but doesn't feel like it moves the bar the way the A6000 did unless you only care about 4K and incremental AF improvements...

@Scott Nicol - The A6300 should not a huge surprise once reviewed, because it's just building on the A6000, which is currently ranked #11, #13, #14 (in various kit packages) on Amazon's Best Sellers in Interchangeable Cameras list: http://postimg.org/image/lrlskez2n/
And those aren't pre-order numbers for the A6000. The A6000 is the A6300's predecessor. It's been on the market for a while. In comparison, the highest current ranking for a Canon 70D, the 80D's predecessor, is #32: http://postimg.org/image/bwctjp8f5/

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)

Canon: "Missed Photo Ops a Thing of the Past"

Really? That's as dumb as the their disastrous "At Canon, We See Impossible" slogan.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5579438583/see-impossible-canon-counts-down-to-something

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 14:51 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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justmeMN: (Regarding Sony's sales claims.)

The last IDC worldwide ILC market share numbers I could find are Canon 43.3%, Nikon 32.1%, and Sony a weak 13.0%.

The A6300 is selling very well on Amazon. On Amazon's "Best Sellers in Interchangeable Lens Cameras", which includes both DSLRs and mirrorless, it is currently ranked #5 (body only) and #9 (kit). The only other two bodies in the top 10 are the Rebel T5 and Nikon D3300. Here's a screenshot:

http://postimg.org/image/theskizuz/

In comparison, the Canon 80D is currently ranked #66.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 07:45 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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Androole: "...one thing is clear: Sony anticipates the a6300 to be another top seller."

I imagine that a lot of the A6000's popularity came from its remarkably low price tag. It was a high-quality sensor and processor wrapped in a simple, inexpensive body with no extra features or frills to drive up the cost. The A6300 very much follows in its footsteps with a similar template, but at a 60% (!) increase to its starting MSRP for a very similar camera, it doesn't look like nearly the same bargain value proposition in a very competitive market.

Likewise, it's hard to feel like a camera at this price tag will stand the test of time and "look impressive, even two years down the road," with ergonomic oversights you've highlighted like the missing direct controls, no touchscreen or AF joystick, and not being weather-sealed despite the $1000 price point.

It's a nice camera, but doesn't feel like it moves the bar the way the A6000 did unless you only care about 4K and incremental AF improvements...

At this moment, on "Amazon's Best Sellers in Interchangeable Lens Cameras" which includes both mirrorless and DSLR cameras, the A6300 (body only) is ranked #5. The only cameras that are outselling it are the Rebel T5 in various kits (#1, #2, #3) and the Nikon D3300 (#4). The A6300 is available for pre-order on Amazon. The A6300 kit is at #9. In comparison the Canon 80D, which is also for pre-order on Amazon just like the A6300, is currently ranked at #66. It appears that the A6300 is doing quite well, at least on Amazon. Here's a screenshot:

http://postimg.org/image/79lx9n6q7/

If you look at just mirrorless cameras, the A6300 is the top seller, ahead of the A6000:

http://postimg.org/image/pl8y39fq5/

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 07:37 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)
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Caerolle: If they ever made some good fast APS-C primes I might be interested. I think the chances of that happening rank up there with an A7000 ever being made, maybe they will drop them at the same time, like a whole new system (or a reboot to the E-mount system).

There are plenty of good fast primes for E-mount. Especially if you include manual primes. And for fairly cheap, too. Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 135mm f/2 are two excellent, fast manual E-mount primes, both for only $550. For AF, I love my Sony 35/1.8 OSS and 50/1.8 OSS. There are definitely options out there. But I think it's a bit of a stretch to expect a "complete set of 5" lenses that all have to be faster than f/1.8. How many systems really offer that? And how many people really buy a full set of 5 faster-than-f/1.8 primes?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 15:27 UTC
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johnsmith404: Since people were asking, at a CP+ presentation the Sigma CEO has explicity stated that Canon, Tamron and Tokina lenses are not supported by this adapter (the LED shouldn't even turn on).

I think eventually software/firmware will be written to allow this. I think we're just seeing the beginning of what this adapter will be capable of. Gone are the days when a product was simply a static thing that couldn't be updated. Everything from cars to phones are getting software/firmware updates that add capabilities.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
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ttran88: No Canon EOS M mount so no good

How many EOS M users are there out in the wild? The system has been a sales dud. So I see no economic incentive for Sigma to bother with the EOS M mount. Besides, the EOS M system has such a poor selection, not to mention such a low usership, that it's kind of pointless to invest the time and money to make an EOS M mount. A "dumb" adapter would require practically no investment, but a smart adapter such as the MC-11 is a bigger investment for Sigma.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 10:28 UTC
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Donnie G: It's easy to see how this adaptor will help Sigma sell more of their glass. My question is what will this do to Sony's already anemic lens sales? Or put another way, why would anyone want to buy Sony lenses when they can get full functionality, by way of adapters, with Canon and now Sigma glass? It just seems to me that Sony loses more than it will gain from their "universal" lens compatibility "feature", especially so since lens sales is where the money is made with ILCs. Just saying. :))

I don't know why people seem to think there's only money in lenses, and no money to be made in cameras. It's the "lens sales is where the money is" fallacy. But notice that all the tracking data in the photography industry measures camera sales as the key metric. You never see lens sales stats. The reality is that lens sales are a small portion of overall sales. For example, as a Canon user I've bought one Canon 35/1.4L; I don't need another one. But I've bought six Canon DSLRs (Canon 10D, Rebel XT, 20D, 40D, 60D, 5D). I'm not buying a new Canon 35mm lens from them every other year! Canon has made plenty of profit with every new camera body I've bought from them. Likewise, Sony will too. Sony will be making plenty of money off of their camera bodies. And as "universal" bodies, even more people will be attracted to their camera bodies. And yes, plenty of people will still want to use native Sony lenses without the need for an adapter.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
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Tieu Ngao: Sigma lenses are on the heavy side. Sony bodies are on the light side. This combination is not balance for my taste.

@Tieu Ngao - a lot of us use large telephotos on our DSLR bodies. Guess what? That's "front heavy"! Even a 70-200/2.8 is "front heavy" on a large pro DSLR with a big grip. What's the solution? Proper hand holding technique.

My first foray into mirrorless cameras was with a tiny Olympus E-PM1, and I used my big Canon FF DSLR lenses on it via an adapter! The reason I liked using the E-PM1 so much was because it had in-body stabilization, which meant that all of my Canon DSLR lenses that I used on it now had stabilization. It really wasn't much of an issue using these larger lenses, because I simply supported the weight of the Canon lenses with my left hand.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
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Tieu Ngao: Sigma lenses are on the heavy side. Sony bodies are on the light side. This combination is not balance for my taste.

Unless you hold your camera/lens combo entirely from the body, I don't see it to be a big issue at all. If you properly support the lens with your left hand (which you are supposed to do), the lens basically becomes weightless from the perspective of the body. Proper handholding technique ensures you can have proper "balance" when using any lens and body combination.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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sunilkumar: Somehow 'limited edition' does not sound much meaningful as it used to be in film era. After 3-5 years the digi camera becomes junk.

I am not saying anything against digital but only limited edition so

I don't know why people think "after 3-5 years the digi camera becomes junk". A digital camera can basically last forever, performing as well as the day you bought it, providing you have battery power. I still have a Canon 60D, which was released in August 2010, almost six years ago. It still works excellent, and still produces excellent images. A friend of mine is shooting with a Canon 40D, which was introduced in August 2007. Every day, she's still producing great images with it. The idea that a digital camera "becomes junk" after 3-5 years is pure non-sense coming from people who see cameras as gadgets rather than as photographic tools.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 06:49 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Things we found that had been cut in half (135 comments in total)
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Everlast66: I don't know why, but I find this old Nikon F and Canon F-1 much more nicely engineered.
Somehow they look much more clean, solid and passionately designed. Of course to some extent this is due to the actual technology being much simpler.

"much more clean, solid and passionately designed." LOL, talk about ridiculous romanticizing! Yes, they are "more clean" because they barely have anything to them. More "solid"? Maybe yes, maybe no, but there's no way of telling that from these cut-aways. But I think today's cameras, especially pro bodies are more structurally advanced and structurally stronger because manufacturers have had decades to refine these designs. As for being more "passionately designed"...that's extreme romanticizing. With these older cameras, there wasn't much designing needed. They were basically just squarish light-tight boxes. Very few controls, very few ergonomic considerations...just not a whole lot of "design" to do "passionately. In comparison, today's cameras have a huge amount of design considerations required of them.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 15:55 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Pentax K-1 past and present (152 comments in total)
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belle100: Call me ignorance. I know Pentax produced some excellent MF since the film age. But I don't understand what's the fuss. Why is everybody here so excited about this Pentax FF?

Competition is good. And sometimes, competition can bring something new to the table. In the case of Pentax, they've brought IBIS and other pixel-shift/sensor-shift technologies to the FF DSLR world. I don't think Canon or Nikon would have ever done that.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 04:49 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Pentax K-1 past and present (152 comments in total)

It's strange how the from so many years ago looks more modern than the newly introduced K-1.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 04:18 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Pentax K-1 past and present (152 comments in total)
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T3: That rear LCD articulation looks fantastic. Very innovative. I love it when companies are willing to try something new, and to break from the stodgy, conservative status quo.

@photomedium - apparently, there are some people who still think that the only way to take a photo is from eye level.

I like articulating LCDs, and I like them even better if they can stay in line with the viewfinder (I don't like the kind of LCDs that swing out to the side). The K-1's articulation is a great solution.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Pentax K-1 past and present (152 comments in total)

That rear LCD articulation looks fantastic. Very innovative. I love it when companies are willing to try something new, and to break from the stodgy, conservative status quo.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
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