russbarnes

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On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2080 comments in total)
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davidevans1: With pricing it's $3499 in the US and Calumet in the UK has emailed it at £3599 body only! The Brexit effect maybe?
Their 5d mk2 trade in is £950 with a £250 trade in bonus, so £1200 trade in total.
I'm a Nikon user anyway, and an accountant (!) but having noticed Sony prices go through the roof, the Canon prices stood out.

Obviously the value of the £GBP dipped in June and may take years to recover, but that only accounts for around 10% on the price. Everything else is pure greed. We have had $US equilibrium on £GBP prices in the camera market for some time. It's because Canon and Nikon think that British people will buy their products no matter what and have more money than anyone else in the world. They are wrong. At £3600, this is twice the price of a Nikon D810 in the UK and I therefore predict a TINY number of people will be pre-ordering a 5DMKIV. Did you see the pricing for Canon's new 16-35mm f/2.8 too? I have one word: LOL.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:39 UTC

Canon's pricing is utterly, utterly out of control. A tiny number of people will pre-order this in the UK.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:33 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Gallery update: Nikon 300mm F4E PF ED VR (54 comments in total)

So many of these either has a fence in front of the target or behind it, it's difficult to really know the true level of the IQ or bokeh properly. Hmmmmm

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 19th comment

I'm sure millions would love to see Getty burn to the ground...

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 58th comment
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 comments in total)
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walkaround: Oh the Nikon fanboy angst is palpable, and delicious.

lol he shoots with a poxy 70D. Enjoy your banding :D

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 comments in total)
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dholl: high-end Canons are "made in Japan". high-end Nikons are not.

I believe this fact bares further investigation as there lies the answer to Nikon's problems.

The Df is also produced in Japan. More guff from Canon fanboys.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Good news is all that excellent Sony sensor DR will help clear up that Nikon shutter shadow.

Unfortunately Canon's lack of DR is unable to help with this problem on the 1DX. It's a shame Canon won't do anything about this issue...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 07:21 UTC
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slippedcurve623: Now If nikon updates their 200mm f/2, the 200-400mm f/4 ii (yea the nikon 200-400 ii is not as sharp, even when compared to canon 70-200mm f/2.8 ii) as well as releasing the d900 with the a7r ii sensor, then I might jump ship from canon :-)

"Whispers are the 1D X II will finally get a totally new tech 25MP sensor with class leading DR and hopefully 5D IV gets this sensor tech too"

lol

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 19:30 UTC
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)
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russbarnes: How is the moire so bad with the 5DSR? It's all over this image, yet there is no sign of it with the D810. Canon seem to have got something hideously wrong with this camera.

Maybe it's just me but I keep seeing this effect over and over with 5DSR images in particular. I've rarely seen moire anything like this ever since the D800 was launched more than 3 years ago. I maintain that Canon have not got the balance right somewhere in their recipe. Take a look at the banknote in this scene in particular. Two different lenses, very similar results.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 19:58 UTC
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)
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JackM: What's up with the color Moire in some places in the 5DSR image?

These images compare a 5DSR and D810 so it's very much on topic. Look at the dark areas of this image in particular and the Canon performs poorly. Comparing the 5DSR to the 5DMKIII is pointless given the resolution gap.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)

How is the moire so bad with the 5DSR? It's all over this image, yet there is no sign of it with the D810. Canon seem to have got something hideously wrong with this camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)
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JackM: What's up with the color Moire in some places in the 5DSR image?

All I keep seeing in EVERY single image from the 5DS/R is noise. An unacceptable level of noise too. Incredible. No wonder there is no real world excitement about this camera, IQ is degraded even at lowest ISO.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Canon should have shipped their 5DS cameras sooner. They don’t even come out till next week and this announcement can’t help their sales. This Sony camera would at least give potential Canon 5Ds customers pause. The features this camera offers over the Canon camera are undeniable(4K, high ISO, High speed video…etc).

You don't need to trade your lenses for this body. This is where the 5Ds will be eaten alive. Use your Canon glass on it and have the body that Canon can't give you. No swapping required - and Canon know it.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Canon should have shipped their 5DS cameras sooner. They don’t even come out till next week and this announcement can’t help their sales. This Sony camera would at least give potential Canon 5Ds customers pause. The features this camera offers over the Canon camera are undeniable(4K, high ISO, High speed video…etc).

You're wrong. The possible 5Ds owners were just given a huge reason to look at something else. And they will. The Canon board will be absolutely gutted today, especially as even after months of marketing no one has seen a good quality RAW file yet.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:45 UTC
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matthew saville: These full-frame Sonys just keep getting heavier and heavier.

The A7R was 14 oz. The A7 mkII was 21 oz. The A7R mkII is 22 oz.

Considering that a D750 is 26 oz and that a Df is 25 oz, and considering the rather pathetic lifespan of the NP-FW50 battery that would require me to carry 2-3x more batteries anyways, I'm throwing in the towel. This is a joke.

1.5x and 2x mirrorless are the only systems that are truly living up to the weight and space savings mantra that mirrorless had hyped up. Sony's FE system continues to deliver hefty lenses that weigh as much as or more than their DSLR competition. Their bodies get heavier and heavier, as they try and step up the build quality to an acceptable standard.

I'll grant that there are still innumerable new bells and whistles that many people are going to greatly appreciate about mirrorless. 4K video, in-body stabilization, and of course, focus peaking. If those were things I cared about, maybe I'd get on board.

Likely this is the weight of in-camera stabilisation. Worth every ounce for me...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
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nekrosoft13: me want!!! screw Canon 5Ds

Agreed. Most people would leave the Canon 5Ds on the shelf for this. 4k video, in body stabilisation and an absolute class leading sensor make this a winner, unlike the noisy files with no DR that Canon seem to have prioritised for their long suffering fanboys....

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
On article Canon issues product advisory for Rebel T6i/T6s (143 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Simply put, this is always the risk in buying a product early. Hasn't everyone learned yet? And in case you're thinking Canon's QC process is any different to Nikon, this proves 100% it absolutely isn't. I wonder if all the Canon apologists forgot about the 5DMKIII light leak and recall of the top of the line 1DX too? It's one model after another whoever you're buying from....Fuji have released endless firmware fixes (yes, they are fixes) for their products too. No more pre-orders for me, let the price settle, all the issues to be ironed out and buy after 6 months.

Problems caused by poor quality software are no less irritating or debilitating than those caused by hardware, so I disagree strongly. The AF on numerous Fuji X Series cameras was awful to begin with, all resolved by firmware. Stopped me buying one for years too...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 11:54 UTC
On article Canon issues product advisory for Rebel T6i/T6s (143 comments in total)

Simply put, this is always the risk in buying a product early. Hasn't everyone learned yet? And in case you're thinking Canon's QC process is any different to Nikon, this proves 100% it absolutely isn't. I wonder if all the Canon apologists forgot about the 5DMKIII light leak and recall of the top of the line 1DX too? It's one model after another whoever you're buying from....Fuji have released endless firmware fixes (yes, they are fixes) for their products too. No more pre-orders for me, let the price settle, all the issues to be ironed out and buy after 6 months.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 10:04 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies

This is impossible. Canon don't have any QA issues...

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 20:46 UTC as 16th comment
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Thoughts R Us: Here is what is so funny. The new 5Ds/r will probably outsell all of the mirrorless camera offerings combined and generate far more revenue and profit for Canon. I think those cameras are gonig to be a big hit.

The new Canon 11-24 we are seeing is an optical masterpiece and again will sell well for what it is.

Those new Canon Rebels...again they will outsell Sony, Fuji, etc. by a wide margin.

There is this weird disparity online between the loud internet critics and the reality of the market. It's really rather strange. Because in spite of the internet chatter, the market keeps voting with its money and is continuing to make Canon #1 in sales. I will be the first to admit they are in trouble once their market share / position slips but that is not happening, at least not yet.

Interesting. I've spoken to two retailers in the UK who said they've pre-orders that can be counted on one hand so far. Part of the problem is they announce a product months ahead of a release date, no RAW files available and actually no firm date for delivery either.

Canon are running scared.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 09:37 UTC
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