russbarnes

Has a website at www.russbarnes.co.uk
Joined on Jun 9, 2010

Comments

Total: 126, showing: 61 – 80
« First‹ Previous23456Next ›Last »
On article Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview (149 comments in total)
In reply to:

russbarnes: Incredible. Is there no limit to Canon's price gouging? It would seem not, this is meant to be a consumer lens to help sales of the poor 6D? What a joke. The pricing on display shows the breath-taking arrogance Canon has and the total belief that its once loyal customer base has unlimited pockets and will buy any old crap they put out there. I predict a lonely future for Canon, their products fail to innovate, Nikon, Fuji and Sony are positively running rings around them and their financial performance has been abysmal to boot. Could Canon be the next giant to fall in the consumer world? It's looking more and more likely, no one is immune these days. When you start increasing prices and delivering product that's a step behind the rest of the market it's time to start asking some serious questions about the entire leadership of the business. Thank the lord everyone has the amazing choice of pretty much ANY of the other brands out there just now.

Marike - it's an f/4 zoom which puts it into consumer category without question. Even DPR seem to be saying that this is intended to be a kit lens for the 6D. Who am I to argue, usually an f/4 zoom wouldn't exceed the price of an f/2.8 variant on any other planet, but on Planet Canon, absolutely any price now seems plausible to them on every release it seems. It's like they're playing a game of "who blinks first" with all of their customer base.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 13:54 UTC
On article Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview (149 comments in total)

Incredible. Is there no limit to Canon's price gouging? It would seem not, this is meant to be a consumer lens to help sales of the poor 6D? What a joke. The pricing on display shows the breath-taking arrogance Canon has and the total belief that its once loyal customer base has unlimited pockets and will buy any old crap they put out there. I predict a lonely future for Canon, their products fail to innovate, Nikon, Fuji and Sony are positively running rings around them and their financial performance has been abysmal to boot. Could Canon be the next giant to fall in the consumer world? It's looking more and more likely, no one is immune these days. When you start increasing prices and delivering product that's a step behind the rest of the market it's time to start asking some serious questions about the entire leadership of the business. Thank the lord everyone has the amazing choice of pretty much ANY of the other brands out there just now.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:19 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR (259 comments in total)
In reply to:

(unknown member): meh......

Yes, yet another reason to shoot full frame with Nikon and leave Canon behind. I can understand why you would find that very difficult to take Ape :)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 18:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)
In reply to:

VivaLasVegas: This is my third day looking at this latest release in hopes of purging my intial easthics impression. No change, it is such a fugly piece of plastic, sorry. Its getting uglier everyday I look at it.

Why do you personally care Viva? After all you are a self confessed silly little Canon troll and a VERY boring one at that. You don't even troll in an amusing way, you can't spell and that speaks volumes about your trailer park education. The word you were looking for is "aesthetics" :)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 06:44 UTC
In reply to:

VivaLasVegas: This glass is longer, heavier compared to EF counterpart, with so much more glass elements only to have a so-so mtf chart, this is not good. What.....the collar cost $$$, I knew it, that five step VR designation was a way to price gouge the consumers.

The MTF charts make the Canon equivalent look positively soft by comparison - this new Nikon will be killer corner to corner, especially at 200mm. You need to actually learn how to read those charts if you're going to troll properly fool :)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 05:18 UTC
In reply to:

thx1138: Pathetic value IMO, given the f/2.8 version gets the tripod collar as standard. I paid only $300 more for the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS mk II.

Wonder if this lens shares the woeful maximum magnification of the Nikon f/2.8 II version?

Its price will fall quickly after release. I never understand why so much attention is put on the release price.

As for the 70-200 2.8 VRII, it's a spectacular lens - I doubt you've actually used it at all given the amount of Canon gear you own.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 05:13 UTC
In reply to:

(unknown member): meh...

Yes, yet another reason to shoot full frame with Nikon and leave Canon behind. I can understand why you would find that very difficult to take Ape :)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 05:05 UTC
In reply to:

Lucas_: Why wait if you can have it all with an A99 in a couple of weeks and for a lower price?
I know, it comes from a house appliance and Pro video manufacturer..., which coincidentally is making the best image sensors in the world and most camera manufacturers ( but Canon... ) are buying them! Also, you have lots invested in other mounts' lenses. Well, good luck then!

You can't have it all though. No OVF, no great lens choices, these are the things that matter to most photographers at present.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 18:32 UTC
In reply to:

HenryTt: My wife purchased a 5D3 over the D800. They are obviously both top notch cameras. However, she felt the 5D3 was a more functional camera for use outside the studio (and not landscape). However, the D600 has given her pause and made us feel like we made a mistake in going with Canon. Here's why:
First, the D600 is a lot of camera for the money. I think the sensor is slightly better, and otherwise, the camera is 95% as good as the 5D3 for a lot less money.
Second, Nikon seems to have upped its game. One reason why my wife chose Canon was that they have a history of being at the leading edge while Nikon always played it safe. (Example, that 12MP is enough cr@p)
Third, Canon seems to be really bad at playing catchup. This firmware is an example of a half-ass attempt at rectifying some of their errors.

These firmware changes are a welcome update. But Canon needs to: A) lower the price to $3000. B) Put out the firmware sooner. C) I'd like to see better auto ISO handling.

I can't argue with much of what you've written, except for the 12MP part. I recently had to get a 3rd party to produce a one-off 3m x 2m print at 240dpi from a 12MP D700 file which I interpolated myself and the result was staggering. I mean really incredible. So despite choosing to shoot with the D800 these days myself, actually Nikon's line all long was spot on in my view - 12MP on a full frame camera is enough to produce incredible results even beyond 120 x 80 inches in print, you don't need more - it's the marketing spiel of manufacturers like Canon that pushed the MP race and now they are behind they are claiming the sweet spot is 20MP. What a surprise.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 18:30 UTC

He shows great technique with a fantastic camera and lens combo. He gets low with the 14-24 which makes the world look very cool. A magnificent camera and lens in the hands of someone who whether others like it or not is now a living legend. Bolt will be talked about in 50 years.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 11:44 UTC as 43rd comment
In reply to:

Camediadude: Heheh, I like that shot of the photographers & crowd, where EVERYONE is wielding a camera, nice!

Where everyone is wielding a Nikon. I guess Canon pros are dumping their kit as fast a Bolt can cover 200m.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 11:41 UTC
On article Reuters showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes (226 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ropo16: SDYUE are you the worst marketeer ever employed by Canon, or just someone with a severe disorder?

lol. Yep.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 08:34 UTC
On article Canon releases promised Firmware v2.0.0 for EOS 7D (104 comments in total)
In reply to:

facedodge: Canon, one day may we get a built in intervalometer for the 5D Mark III?

Don't worry Canon will be along soon to give their users a "massive" update and everyone will dance around saying how wonderful it is and how Nikon should sit up and take note blah blah blah.

The fact is that it is Canon that deliberately CRIPPLES their products in the first place so that they can keep their users hungry. It's a VERY cynical policy. Try loading the camera with top spec in the first place; the D800 has a huge mass of features the 5DIII does not. Just in the same way even the ageing D300S has features the 7D still not, even after this so called upgrade.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 06:25 UTC
On article Reuters showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes (226 comments in total)

Wow. Who the hell does "sdyue" work for? Looks like the Canon marketing department is in overdrive trying to prove what an invaluable unique feature this is. Unfortunately the dated 5 year old sensor in the 1DX has so much banding that you'll barely be able to see the final image or it will have been crushed by the ultra heavy handed JPEG noise reduction.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 21:00 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Nikon D3200 in-depth Review (358 comments in total)
In reply to:

EmmanuelStarchild: A camera body is only as good as its lens. As a Canon user I admit Nikon makes a technically superior camera body, it just can't compete with Canon lenses. This is the only thing keeping me from switching to Nikon.

lol. Canon can't build a decent wide angle. The 1.2 lenses are painfully slow and near impossible to focus. And people go on about the quality of a single f/4 zoom. In the DPReview forums on here, the first lenses to get recommended in the Canon forums are Sigma and Zeiss - says it all really.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 17:42 UTC
In reply to:

Timbukto: This must be a ploy by Canon to get users to try out their first 'mirrorless' camera to have them swear off all mirrorless as a non-functional fad. An attempt to poison the well so no one will actually try competent mirrorless brands.

So this is why we waited so long! So Canon could survey all the advantages of all of its mirrorless competition...and create a camera with *NONE* of them.

Good play Canon...

Agreed this is a VERY poor addition to the market bringing absolutely NOTHING to the table. When will Canon actually innovate with a new product again?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 06:11 UTC
In reply to:

BoyntonBlade: If I'm ever in the market for an ugly poor mans version of the NEX 7, i'll be all over this camera.

Ha ha ha ha. So true. Except it will still cost you the same anyway :)

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 06:05 UTC

No viewfinder + ugly as hell + yet another Canon price gouge = FAIL

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:59 UTC as 364th comment
On article Canon issues allergy warning for EOS 650D/Rebel T4i (176 comments in total)
In reply to:

waxwaine: Nikon´s new camera batteries exploding, Canon has poissones grip. Looks likes this days you don´t need to go shoot in to Ciudad Juarez or Siria to put your life in danger as a photographer.

Just to prove the point and show the BS people are prepared to peddle on here:

https://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&gs_nf=1&cp=25&gs_id=2w&xhr=t&q=%22nikon+exploding+battery%22&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=%22nikon+exploding+battery%22&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=c72d84806ae8a6&biw=2560&bih=1355

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 19:40 UTC
On article Canon issues allergy warning for EOS 650D/Rebel T4i (176 comments in total)
In reply to:

waxwaine: Nikon´s new camera batteries exploding, Canon has poissones grip. Looks likes this days you don´t need to go shoot in to Ciudad Juarez or Siria to put your life in danger as a photographer.

Wow. The clueless really do occupy these pages. I guess you don't know how to actually use Google - perhaps it's even a first like the non-existent Nikon exploding battery phenomena. What a crock of crap. Some people really are dumb asses......

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 18:54 UTC
Total: 126, showing: 61 – 80
« First‹ Previous23456Next ›Last »