russbarnes

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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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Majauskasson: The Kickstarter folks tried and failed but have been completely up front and deserve commendation for their honesty and forthrightness. They produced solid evidence of a product so close to production it hurts to see it stop.
This is pure capitalism and entrepreneurship at its best. Investors know they are buying a risk and should accept that. Stocks are no different. You win. You lose. Companies like Sony soak up millions in research without blinking. This was a solid product not some penny stock scam.
It was a brave and honest venture and maybe a larger mouthful to swallow than first anticipated but so close it could have succeeded. I applaud the hard work of the folks who tried and failed and hope the spirit of innovation is still alive and well.

Stocks are very different. You own a stake in the company, you get a share certificate, you can earn a dividend and you can sell it again. Kickstarter? As close to accountability free money, no stake, no promise, no resale, no refund. You couldn't have picked a worse analogy.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
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russbarnes: Only the gigantically stupid back things with their own money. There's a reason why this didn't go down the route of banks and structured finance. Suckers! The owners are laughing at you.

lol. Wow, I was not aware it was cheaper to crowd fund instead of obtaining retail finance. You really have an advanced insight into corporate finance!

Obtaining money from people with no risk sure is an easy way to make a lot of mistakes with no accountability other than "oops sorry, we got it wrong". For me, it's borderline criminal, falling between the gaps of real governance and corporate responsibility. In fact I'm amazed the whole arrangement is even considered legal. People who put money behind these ideas deserve EVERYTHING they get...

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
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Rooru S: Partial refund??

If they were honest they would replace the word "partial" with "insulting" or "worthless"

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:31 UTC

Only the gigantically stupid back things with their own money. There's a reason why this didn't go down the route of banks and structured finance. Suckers! The owners are laughing at you.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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russbarnes: Incredible. There is absolutely nothing to write home about here. Colour is flat and dull, sharpness is questionable at best. It looks like output from a cheap crop sensor zoom that shouldn't cost you more than £150... There's nothing here at all worth talking about over the 18-55.

Well that's what we've been given to place the judgement on, so yes, let's.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 12:32 UTC

Incredible. There is absolutely nothing to write home about here. Colour is flat and dull, sharpness is questionable at best. It looks like output from a cheap crop sensor zoom that shouldn't cost you more than £150... There's nothing here at all worth talking about over the 18-55.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 13:11 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R (124 comments in total)
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DaveBowman: All that resolution and they still give you a crappy bit of rubber for an eyepiece shutter. Some things never change, like Canon not listening to feedback. Glad I moved away.

The weight of what Canon must feel about apparently innocuous features like that is staggering. They prove over and over that they think they know better than the people using their equipment. It's utterly appalling.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R (124 comments in total)

The truth about Canon's lenses and sensor performance will soon be revealed to the world, just as Nikon was laid bare when the D800 was released.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:19 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: Not surprised dSLR focus accuracy is so hit and miss. How on earth can a precision optical instrument be designed so poorly that the AF module is able to be installed in a visibly different location on each model.

That's not bad quality control, it's bad design.

But no one has ever missed focus with a Canon DSLR. Fact.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:37 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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Digitall: Flare gives the image a retro style, very popular these days, hence the Nikon have included this type of effect in his latest model, for free.

You should buy a Canon 1DX, it set the benchmark for this standard ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:35 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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FRANCISQUAN: I see prices have crashed right down for the DPR Gold award D750 which is now showing massive depreciation. Just wonder how much the repaired ones will sell for never mind the second hand models!!!

I'll just wait for the next model before thinking about a purchase!

Nikon D750 DSLR Camera (Body Only)£1,159.00 only with bank transfer payment (BACS), all inclusive.

Panamoz.com

You forgot to mention the price crash on the latest flagship crop sensor crap from Canon - yes the 7DMKII can be had from Panamoz for only £1111.50, a massive £500 discount from launch only a few weeks ago. Oh wait, you didn't understand the concept of grey import?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:33 UTC
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russbarnes: Also, can't believe they've released this before further lenses...

I don't want to use a body like this with an adapter where metering is guesswork and results are questionable. Where are Sony's lenses to properly support this line, or is their strategy really that this was always going to be a body for everyone else's lenses? If so, it's not working for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:37 UTC

Also, can't believe they've released this before further lenses...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:30 UTC as 246th comment | 7 replies

AA Filter or no?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:29 UTC as 248th comment
On article UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced (127 comments in total)

I find it best to try and stay away from photographers' rage on here these days. My thoughts on the winning image are on my website here instead:

http://russbarnes.co.uk/blog/2014/11/review-mark-littlejohn-landscape-photographer-of-the-year-2014

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF (99 comments in total)
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(unknown member): meh...

Ah there it is. He's incapable of any other comment when it comes to Nikon. Still so sour that Canon are incapable of producing anything remotely close to the quality of a body like this...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
On article Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions (72 comments in total)
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Smeggypants: he sounds a bit drunk.

Translation: "My hollow insignificant existence is so full of negativity that I am incapable of making a positive comment about anything, so instead I choose to vomit hate over anything I neither have the skill or talent to compete with, ever."

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 15:54 UTC
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