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EOS Bodies / Re: There Will Be a New EOS M Camera Coming in 2016 [CR2]
« Last post by d on Today at 02:58:17 AM »
f/4 is a very slow stop. any lens should be f*cking sharp at that aperture. on crop diffraction window goes to f/5.6 to max. f/8 - so there's not much of a useful f-stop range to start with.

...yet I've seen really nice images taken with this lens stopped down well beyond f/8.  Some photographers are evidently poorly informed about the limited usefulness of their little WA-zoom M lens.  Go figure!
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But if it is factually correct it isn''t "name calling" is it? His posts are so weak I feel sorry for him, ergo, he is pathetic. ...

If a girl sleeps with a different guy every night, some might argue that she is a "sl*t" and some might argue that the facts support that however to call said girl a "sl*t" is still an insult. If you see an an African-American in the streets of new york and call him a "black fella" because he has very dark skin (so it is factually true), you're insulting him and quite possibly being racist. In this case, Rishi is the professional journalist, not you, and has been at dpreview for some time. If Rishi was pathetic as you claim then likely dpreview would have let RIshi go. But most importantly, your claim to RIshi being pathetic is based on your opinion of Rishi as a result of articles on dpreview and messages written here - you have no insight as to who Rishi is as a person. Being factual or correct based on the facts you choose is not an excuse for being rude and disrespectful.

I have explained my position and I have provided evidence of complex thought. That your sensibilities are upset by the word I used to describe my feelings isn't my fault. I believe it was a fair and accurate use of the word and is not overtly derogatory but an accurate descriptor in this case.

As for DPReview's opinion of Rishi, I wouldn't claim to have any knowledge of that whatsoever. However as DPReview are owned by "the worlds leading online retailer" I suspect entertainment that leads to sales would be prioritized over objective and honest journalism that doesn't. Read DPReview and you be the judge.
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Deals on Gear / Re: Preorder All The New Canon Releases
« Last post by bitm2007 on Today at 02:34:28 AM »
I thought I heard somewhere price at launch was meant to be the same as the 5D3? Not so in the UK £3500 vs. £2999 http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/dslrs/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii

Perhaps the impact of Brexit and currency fluctuation as as some have suggested?

I'll be waiting to see the grey price in 6 months time vs. the 2nd hand value of my 5D3, also wait for the reviews to see whether I can convince myself there are reasons for upgrade  ;)

£ to yen exchange rate on June 23rd was 1.58, now 1.33, a difference of £570 on a £3599 item.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIV price confirmed
« Last post by Eldar on Today at 02:29:30 AM »
The problem with Canon is that they are using massive price differences around the globe, which I do not accept. But all I can do is to be loud and clear about my discontent and not buy. If enough people did that, especially the "not buy" thing, Canon may listen and do something about it. I am not very optimistic though.

You certainly don't have to accept it, but it's Canon's prerogative to charge what they want, where they want.  But because they can, it doesn't follow that they should.  Since I've previously designated BS as a term applied to DxO's Scores, perhaps we can label Canon's global differential pricing extortion policy a pile of dung. 

I do sort of wonder, though, if Canon Global/HQ is at the root of it.  How much autonomy do country-level subsidiaries have?  Canon USA decided not to sell or service the M2, and initially did not sell or service some of the EF-M lenses, for example.  So is the problem in your case Canon, or specifically Canon Norway?  Not that it matters in the end, I suppose – but voting with your wallet is the best way to send a message.
I am confident that these decisions are made in HQ or maybe at the nest regional level, in our case Europe (even the CFast-card deal for the 1DX-II was controlled and (hopelessly) administered from the European HQ). If you subtract the various VATs around, you´ll see that the European prices are pretty conform. In Norway we have longer warranties and a stronger customer protection, which adds a little to our price and there are a few others with the same. But I have seen the prices for Poland, Finland, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark (at least) and they are pretty much same same.

But to be fair, having made a couple of comparisons to Nikon and Sony, they are no better. A D810 is $2.796,95 at B&H and is priced at $3.840 here. A Sony A7R-II is $3.198 at B&H and $4.207 here. So from that perspective, Canon is just doing what the others are doing. However, when launching the 5DIII, 1DX, 7DII, 5DS/R and 1DX-II, we saw a multiplication factor of about 10x from the USD price to the NOK price, which is reasonable. For the 5DIV, that has turned to 12x.

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I wasn't claiming right or wrong from the outset. I said the caption was misleading and added weight to the suggestions of bias, he agreed and changed it stating that it had been an oversight. Now he decides to throw his toys out his pram and change it back, yet I am the one in the wrong?

When I read the conversation, I see nothing from you saying along the lines of "Thanks for making the change." I would have done the same as Rishi. He's tried to accommodate you and work with you on making it better and you're having a go at him for doing so? (i.e. you attempt to use the fact that he made a change to be evidence that it was wrong in the first place.)

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Dilbert, I'm not surprised you take Rishi's side in this, you have both shown an extreme aversion to corrections or contradictory facts. You often paint yourself into a corner even when shown undeniable factual contradictions to your position, but then we have all considered you entertainment for a long time  ;)

Like I said, nobody wants to be wrong (or admit to it) ;) - and that includes you :)

You are holding us to the same standards, that is wrong for a start.

Rishi is supposed to be an unbiased journalist imparting fair and balanced information and as such is held to a standard, I am a nobody off the internet with a fake ID. I work for myself and only answer to my personal clients, he is employed as a journalist  and is given amazing access to all kinds of stuff and given a wide reaching and broad audience who are supposed to be able to trust to his fairness. See the difference?

Did Rishi thank me for pointing out his oversight? No.

Why should I thank him because he made a correction to a portion of his work that made him look bad?

He isn't accommodating me, I just pointed out he was misleading his readers. A situation he has decided to revert to. Yet you think I should thank him?

I didn't say he was wrong in the first place, I said the caption was misleading. He agreed. Now he doesn't. If he has taken both positions he must have been wrong about one of them.

Of course I don't like to be wrong, I hate the thought of giving people bad or incorrect information. But if you look through my posting history on the rare occasion I offer a factual position and it turns out to be wrong I am quick to acknowledge it. I used to have a set of links illustrating that willingness to apologize and correct my mistakes but it, and half the posts, seems to have been lost.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Issues
« Last post by weixing on Today at 02:22:03 AM »
My post in reply to this thread met with a header:

Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 45 days....

have the 7D Mark II AF issues been rectified?

I started to be interested in this topic when my 7D Mark II gave me so little keepers that I'm beginning to loose faith in it.  I'm familiar with the settings and have gone through it many times.  Most of the time I would shoot using a tripod and even when the subject ain't moving, with focus locked onto its eye, the end result is a dismay!

I had sent it back to Canon once and the situation remains much the same.  My entire setup of the 7DII, 100-400 F4.5/5.6L II and a 1.4X III are back with them again currently for further checks for the past week after I discovered something which doesn't seem normal - I had mounted the camera on a tripod and shot a newsprint some 3-4 metres away with both the mirror up and mirror down using a remote cable release and noticed a distinct shift in the final images....

The Manfrotto carbon tripod with a fluid movie head had all the knobs tightened and was sturdy and the setup was mounted on the telephoto's collar foot and I'm wondering what had caused it?  Can it be a mirror box issue? Or is it a sensor issue?

The service centre gladly took it back when I raised the issue and the AF issues that I had and I'm still awaiting for their call ....
Hi,
   What's the shutter speed?? Did you off the IS??

   Have a nice day.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Well if that's the 5DIV, what will the 5DV be?
« Last post by ahsanford on Today at 02:20:11 AM »
In 2020:

The 5D5 will have every known lens mount from m43 up to 645 nested inside one another so that it looks like a robotic Sarlaac Pit.  m43 lens sales skyrocket.

The 5D5 will be the only camera that President Trump allows his ex-model-turned-serious-photographer to use when creating his 100 foot tall murals for his execution monoliths.  #yuge

The 5D5 will orient the sensor vertically instead of horizontally, yet the sensor will be square.  That it will be impossible to tell that the sensor was turned will be patented, given a catchy name like 'Puzzle Prime 90', trademarked, well marketed ('the vertical grip was there in my mind all the time!'), and it will be the darling of the design awards crowd.

The 5D5 will come kitted with the long awaited EF 50mm f/nooneknows IS USM, which (on announcement day) is unveiled to actually be an EF 50mm f/1.8 STM with a red ring painted on it and a placebo IS on/off switch.  In unrelated news, a California man climbed into a belltower with a rifle and strangely started shooting in the direction of Japan.

The 5D5 autofocus will spread AF points beyond the limits of sensor frame, spurring a new genre of out of focus photography that gives people migraines to look at.  Ibuprofen sales skyrocket.

The 5D5 will have a Siri like personal assistant called Pikashoot.  Pikashoot will be removed from the 5D5 with a firmware update in 2021 when Pikashoot is revealed to say judgmental things about your photography, sarcastically question your choice of clothing, and possibly be racist.

The 5D5 will shoot at 42 FPS, but unfortunately the camera will only come with the same old UHS-I SD slots and it fills its buffer in a fraction of a second.

The 5D5 will have 5G cellular service onboard, spurring a new trend of people taking photos and posting them on social media while simultaneosuly talking while driving their cars.  Airbag sales skyrocket.

And the 5D5 will still not let you spot meter at the linked AF point.

- A
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DPreview First impression review 5D IV
« Last post by dilbert on Today at 02:17:49 AM »
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But if it is factually correct it isn''t "name calling" is it? His posts are so weak I feel sorry for him, ergo, he is pathetic. ...

If a girl sleeps with a different guy every night, some might argue that she is a "sl*t" and some might argue that the facts support that however to call said girl a "sl*t" is still an insult. If you see an an African-American in the streets of new york and call him a "black fella" because he has very dark skin (so it is factually true), you're insulting him and quite possibly being racist. In this case, Rishi is the professional journalist, not you, and has been at dpreview for some time. If Rishi was pathetic as you claim then likely dpreview would have let RIshi go. But most importantly, your claim to RIshi being pathetic is based on your opinion of Rishi as a result of articles on dpreview and messages written here - you have no insight as to who Rishi is as a person. Being factual or correct based on the facts you choose is not an excuse for being rude and disrespectful.
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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Last post by Eldar on Today at 02:12:02 AM »
I've simply adapted to the f/4 of the 200-400f/4 & the 600f/4 II, these two lenses plus the 70-200f/2.8 II is about it with a wide angle thrown in for just in case.
That´s interesting Edward, that the 600 made it to your luggage. I am trying to settle for a package to bring to Tanzania next month and, given the openness and distances of the Serengeti and also to capture the action in the Mara river (if there is any), I am considering the 600/4L IS II with extenders, in addition to the 200-400/4L IS 1.4x, 70-200/2.8L IS II and the 24-70L II. I will bring the 1DX-II and 5DSR cameras. My wife will use a 7DII with a 16-300 superzoom and a 100-400 f4.5-5.6L II.

However, since we will have a couple of small airplane flights, I am a bit concerned with weight and size. I am trying to clarify what the limits are and how I can get around them, but I do not have a proper confirmation yet.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DPreview First impression review 5D IV
« Last post by dilbert on Today at 02:09:22 AM »
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I wasn't claiming right or wrong from the outset. I said the caption was misleading and added weight to the suggestions of bias, he agreed and changed it stating that it had been an oversight. Now he decides to throw his toys out his pram and change it back, yet I am the one in the wrong?

When I read the conversation, I see nothing from you saying along the lines of "Thanks for making the change." I would have done the same as Rishi. He's tried to accommodate you and work with you on making it better and you're having a go at him for doing so? (i.e. you attempt to use the fact that he made a change to be evidence that it was wrong in the first place.)

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Dilbert, I'm not surprised you take Rishi's side in this, you have both shown an extreme aversion to corrections or contradictory facts. You often paint yourself into a corner even when shown undeniable factual contradictions to your position, but then we have all considered you entertainment for a long time  ;)

Like I said, nobody wants to be wrong (or admit to it) ;) - and that includes you :)
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