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A little discouraging for Canon fans
« on: November 26, 2017, 11:10:21 PM »
DP Review has listed their Top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017.  I think it's a little discouraging for us Canon fans.

#10: Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art
#9: Fujifilm GFX 50S
#8: Nikon D7500
#7: Olympus Tough TG-5
#6: Sigma 85mm F1.4
#5: Fujifilm X-T20
#4: Leica M10
#3: Fujifilm X100F
#2: Sony Alpha a9
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A little discouraging for Canon fans
« on: November 26, 2017, 11:10:21 PM »

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 11:19:34 PM »
These are new products and people are curious to see how they perform. Perhaps.

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 11:26:08 PM »
Not exactly a stop the presses, rush to post on social media type of news stories which will rock Canon shooters souls to the core. Nope. I just sense someone fueling the Canon is Doomed fake news here but galleries don't equate sales so once again, nope.
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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 01:53:17 AM »
Somehow, I think Canon and its fans will survive.  ;)
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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 03:28:56 AM »
I was at a big society wedding in the Cotswolds over the weekend and photography was by a well known London wedding photographer. Not a Nikon or Sony in sight.

The lead photographer was using a 5DsR and new 5DIV. I grabbed a few minutes with her whilst she was having a quick break and she told me she much preferred the files from the SR to the IV - more dynamic range !! So there you go DXO & DPR 😁

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 03:48:09 AM »
DP Review has listed their Top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017.  I think it's a little discouraging for us Canon fans.

#10: Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art
#9: Fujifilm GFX 50S
#8: Nikon D7500
#7: Olympus Tough TG-5
#6: Sigma 85mm F1.4
#5: Fujifilm X-T20
#4: Leica M10
#3: Fujifilm X100F
#2: Sony Alpha a9
#1: Nikon D850

Canon is known for their consistency in quality. So, I am not surprised why few people are interested in visiting sample galleries of Canon cameras; we know what to expect.

Besides, I think if we look at the market shares of the above companies, which sample galleries in DPReview are popular are of little significance since they do not translate into sales.

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 03:49:03 AM »
DP Review has listed their Top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017.  I think it's a little discouraging for us Canon fans.

It tells more about the average reader of DPReview than anything else.

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 03:49:03 AM »

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 12:31:03 PM »
Means nothing. Anyone who gets discouraged by this was probably disappointed in who won prom queen in high school.

Heck, I go click on stuff all the time. That doesn't mean I buy it, like it, or want it.

Market share is what counts. Canon has them all beat. Money talks and clicking walks,
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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 12:39:58 PM »
These are new products and people are curious to see how they perform. Perhaps.

Correct. I'm also not sure who looks at sample galleries anyway. Every product is going to have a bunch of nice pictures in the gallery. I think they are kind of useless, although sometimes mildly entertaining.

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 01:06:53 PM »
I look at those sample galleries and tests for all brands that seem competitive, usually, they are about the same as my gear, so even though the grass is always greener, I have been bitten by switching before.

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 02:31:13 PM »
DP Review has listed their Top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017.  I think it's a little discouraging for us Canon fans.

#10: Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art
#9: Fujifilm GFX 50S
#8: Nikon D7500
#7: Olympus Tough TG-5
#6: Sigma 85mm F1.4
#5: Fujifilm X-T20
#4: Leica M10
#3: Fujifilm X100F
#2: Sony Alpha a9
#1: Nikon D850

Are you happy with your Canon gear? If yes...then don't look into this data. Keep shooting with your gear and  move on. Try to do price check on these products vs Canon, hope that will make you feel better  ;)
« Last Edit: November 27, 2017, 03:01:57 PM by Dylan777 »

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 02:37:30 PM »
Yes, but the company with the most in the top 10 is Fuji!

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 03:46:22 PM »
As told here before: watch any sport event on your TV and take a close look of the photographers next to the playground. What do you see? Most of them have the big white Canon lenses on Canon cameras (about 75%), some of them have Nikons, and only a few has other brands if any. So these sample galleries can be interesting and many of them can have pretty good pictures, but no one cares. The popularity of a picture (or a set of pictures) has nothing to do with the Image Quality. When a new lens or camera is released many people check the samples of it. If the list was released few months ago it would be very different. And it will be different in 2018 or 2019 or whenever. :)

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 03:46:22 PM »

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 05:31:44 PM »
"Popularity" relates to "quality" the way "belief" relates to "fact".  The former is not a guarantee the latter and, without investigation, should never be assumed.

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 01:54:49 AM »
As told here before: watch any sport event on your TV and take a close look of the photographers next to the playground. What do you see? Most of them have the big white Canon lenses on Canon cameras (about 75%), some of them have Nikons, and only a few has other brands if any. So these sample galleries can be interesting and many of them can have pretty good pictures, but no one cares. The popularity of a picture (or a set of pictures) has nothing to do with the Image Quality. When a new lens or camera is released many people check the samples of it. If the list was released few months ago it would be very different. And it will be different in 2018 or 2019 or whenever. :)

I just watched the Grey Cup (Canadian CFL football's final tournament), and the identifiable lenses were nearly all big whites.  Many couldn't be identified because they were wrapped in plastic, as it was snowing.  I definitely didn't see any Sony mirrorless bodies!

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Re: A little discouraging for Canon fans
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 01:54:49 AM »