Lawn Lends

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Karroly: What is interesting to note about the daguerreotype process, and contrasting with the practices of our capitalistic world, is that the French governement, who acquired the patents, decided to make it free for the world to use it... :-)

Well, the French government obviously didnt have any photographers in it.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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maxnimo: What I wonder is what the original photos of Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Helen of Troy, Ishtar and Jesus would be worth.

Film or digital?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 06:03 UTC

I wonder if he had his own TV show before he was elected.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 20:41 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1068 comments in total)
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lichtfresser: After reading this review I realized that Canons main strategy must be the protection of the 6Dm1 sales

Ha. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
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Lawn Lends: Pfaw.... I will skip this one, and the next time, I will fly my Learjet up to Nova Scotia...

My scarf, it was apricot

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 04:04 UTC

Pfaw.... I will skip this one, and the next time, I will fly my Learjet up to Nova Scotia...

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 05:26 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II sample gallery (53 comments in total)
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Hamera sandwich: Why do these sample pictures look so much better (to my eyes) than the 5Dmkiv gallery. The mkiv images all look a bit washed out but all these 6Dii pictures look great, fantastic colour. I know colour can be a subjective thing but my goal of getting the best colours with minimum work would point me to the 6Dii... I would miss the dynamic range though.

What is your goal for color/colour? Do you want them to be realistic or great looking? If you want them to be realistic, then you probably had to be at the scene of the pictures and are comparing the color from memory. If you want "great looking" then why couldnt you use a camera that took realistic colors and then make them to your taste in PP?
I would trust a camera that comes out with realistic colors not one that comes out with what other people (people who were never at the photo scene and have no basis to judge how the scene looked originally) think are "great colors" because I would guess that those people are just looking for colors that "pop" or please them visually, and if a camera is set up to produce colors that "pop", they are probably not realistic colors.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II sample gallery (53 comments in total)
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lingccp: Beautiful photos...no different from my old 6D. Hmmn...

Well, the RAWs are probably larger files. So there is a difference...

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 20:32 UTC

DPR: Great job getting this review up so promptly!!
Edit: I man "review of dynamic range"

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 20:20 UTC as 181st comment | 3 replies
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aramgrg: This is as close to suicide as it gets, dear Canon

Look at it this way, Canon had a choice -- put money into a sensor that will maintain its competitiveness over the next four or five years, or put the money into marketing. Expect to see a lot of ads for the 6D2.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 06:35 UTC
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D135ima: А ведь могла получится отличная камера. Все для кого 5D4 был слишком дорогим и излишне репортажным, ждали её.
Господи, это ведь прямо как мой 5d2, мои родные шумы при обработке.
Впервые сенсор с подобными характеристиками появился в 1DsIII, по правде говоря, она была заточена под низкие исо и ДД на исо 100 там даже выше. 10 лет ! Совершенно не имеет значения для кого по мнению кэнон эта камера, за 10 лет эту характеристику должно было "случайно зацепить". Ну не бывает такого в мире технологий. И нельзя выкатывать в 2017ом году ФФ, который по способности сохранять после обработки качественную картинку с низкими шумами, чистыми текстурами с честным разрешением уступает какому-то никоновскому кропу типа д5200, который наверное сейчас можно с молотка долларов за 250-300 взять. Ну блин нельзя ! Тем более это ФФ, медленный, любительский ФФ - единственное что от него требуется - это качество изображения

Canon is in deep trouble, Nikon was throwing in free hammers with their D5200 which costs $250-$300.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 06:30 UTC
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mjflower: My current 5D Mk II and Mk III bodies are very long in the tooth now with very high shutter counts and I've been asking myself, If these died ( or I dropped) one of these tomorrow, what would I do, stay or switch. I don't need the mk iv for my bread and butter (portraits) and it's mega pricey in AU so thought maybe I could just downgrade to a 6D mkii. Well, now I've read this and if checks out then Canon has made my decision for me. Can't believe it! All my glass, aargh!! The worst part is there won't be another full frame (5D or 6) from Canon in probably 3 years at the earliest and even then will it be old tech?

One thing is clear. The wheels turn slowly at Canon.

Shouldnt the 5Dsr2 be due out in 2018 or 2019?

barrym1966 means A7rii

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 06:21 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (447 comments in total)
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Och Elo: Few companies shake off as much vitriol upon a product's launch than Canon. Are there any historical sales figures that break down by model? I would not be surprised if the Canon 6D is the best selling FF DSLR of all time. It's a successful product for Canon that was absolutely destroyed by the internet when it first came out. Same thing for their mirrorless products, and yet they are what, Top 3 in Japan now? 70D with DPAF was a massive success with videographers and vlogging types.

Canon seems to do a lot of things right.

I dont recall Canon being excoriated by many on the internet when the 6D came out.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (447 comments in total)
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RayDee: Canon has had it's moments of idiosyncratic behaviour before, but the release of the 6d2 really sets the bar quite a bit higher in the bull$hit department. How in all earth did they think not getting roasted for using an old school off chip ADC sensor in their latest and supposedly highest selling full frame offering? It was so obvious to fail hard reputation wise that they either are oblivious of the desires their userbase has or they just don't care for the sake of market segmentation.
Maybe the rumours there would be no successor weren't that far fetched after all, and they just came up with a half baked reply to them...

To me, the 6D was the best IQ bang for the buck. The 6D was all about IQ and let those who want more features could spend more money on the 5D line. Now Canon add a bunch of features and leaves a chunk of IQ out of the mix. Sure resolution and color are a significant part of IQ, but so is DR. And of the added features, the one I personally most wanted was more cross-type focus points covering the majority of the viewfinder, so that I no longer have to use focus and recompose. So Canon first violated the spirit of the 6D line (failing to put IQ first) then didnt add the most important "feature" by leaving the admittedly improved 45 focus points in the center 11% of the screen. It's like knocking somebody over and kicking them in the balls (now that's a metaphor so dont take it literally Canon fanboys).

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (447 comments in total)
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monokultur: I can't understand all the moaning here. I switched from MFT to FF 3 years ago and rented a D750 and 6D. After 3 days of testing I decided for the 6D for the much better color output. I don't care for 6EV shadow recovery for those pictures look rubbish and like fake HDR. I am into people photography (corporate, wedding, children etc.) and I always take care of light or light artificially. No need for raising the shadows. Maybe landscape photographers think differently. I think that most of this DR ISO Invariance moaning comes from amateurs and spec-lovers not from photographers. I will get a 6D II and retire one of my 2 6Ds. This camera never let me down. Last year I started corporate video. Guess what? NOBODY of the clients asked for 4K or LOG or whatever for their output is only FHD and for their corporate Web-TV only 720p! And no - you don't need 10bit to grade your corporate or wedding video til death. It is just not necessary.

Straw Man Argument: A subtype of the red herring, this fallacy includes any lame attempt to "prove" an argument by overstating, exaggerating, or over-simplifying the arguments of the opposing side. Such an approach is building a straw man argument. The name comes from the idea of a boxer or fighter who meticulously fashions a false opponent out of straw, like a scarecrow, and then easily knocks it over in the ring before his admiring audience.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
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Doug Frost: The photo wouldn't exist without Slater's concept, planning and equipment. It doesn't matter that he didn't actually press the shutter release. It's every bit as much his photograph as if he did.

If I build a house and you take a photo of it from a public location, that photo wouldnt exist if I didnt have the concept, planning and equipment to build the house. Does this mean I have a claim to some portion of any income from the photograph?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 05:04 UTC

What's all the buzz about?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 05:05 UTC as 2nd comment
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breschdlingsgsaelz: This should be the camera I was waiting for. I wanted to replace my 8 years old 5DMkII with something with a good tracking AF, especially in video and more resolution. Since the 5DIV is outrageously expensive and has not articulating screen I waited for the announcement of the 6DII. Now somehow I am not convinced. Nothing special I am missing, but also no urge to upgrade.

Is there any picture of the placement of the AF points so we can see how far they extend? How do you quickly select one without a joystick? And is there AF at f8 (which will eliminate the need of higher resolution for me)

When real tests and street prices are available I'll make my decision, but I think I'll rather extend my gear with an M5 or 80D and wait for the 5DV/6DIII

It's a focus and recompose camera -- the focus point coverage is minimal and it has no joystick.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 08:27 UTC
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The Fat Fish: So Canon have released a D610 without the extra SD card slot? As a Canon user (6D), this is beyond underwhelming. I won't be upgrading to it. Let's hope the A7III delivers.

The A7rII is down to $2,700 and it has a 42MP sensor and gobs of DR. Of course, if you add on a Metabones adapter, it aint so cheap anymore.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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breschdlingsgsaelz: This should be the camera I was waiting for. I wanted to replace my 8 years old 5DMkII with something with a good tracking AF, especially in video and more resolution. Since the 5DIV is outrageously expensive and has not articulating screen I waited for the announcement of the 6DII. Now somehow I am not convinced. Nothing special I am missing, but also no urge to upgrade.

Is there any picture of the placement of the AF points so we can see how far they extend? How do you quickly select one without a joystick? And is there AF at f8 (which will eliminate the need of higher resolution for me)

When real tests and street prices are available I'll make my decision, but I think I'll rather extend my gear with an M5 or 80D and wait for the 5DV/6DIII

Yes. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59762317

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 08:01 UTC
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