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On article Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? (319 comments in total)

I love my X10; didn't like the X20 at all; and while the EVF on the X30 would solve some problems, the fact that the lens doesn't go very wide is a deal breaker for me, even though the sensor is an improvement on that of the X10.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review (184 comments in total)

Why does DPR do this: the minimum shutter speed -- shortest being the minimum -- is 1/4000, whihc the maximum -- longest -- is 30 seconds. They have it backwards.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 16:02 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
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love_them_all: I'm take a wild guess. This lens will cost about the same, if not more than the Leica APO 50/2 M. It's aim the luxury market where owners could sleep better at night knowing they have the bragging rights on certain things. :)

Actually, it's a very expensive way to confirm that the problem with the pictures was the photographer, not the equipment.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 13:32 UTC
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depscribe: If there is a reason to get this lens instead of a very good (and very cheap, if you look around) 50mm f1.4 AIS Nikkor manual focus lens (and a KatzEye focusing screen), it is not apparent -- and there would be enough money left over for a 180mm f2.8 Nikkor.

That's funny -- the one I have is excellent, as is every other one I've ever used.

Zeiss and Nikon and everyoner else have been making fast normal lenses for a few generations now. That there should be any fuss over one is the triumph of hype.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 13:30 UTC

If there is a reason to get this lens instead of a very good (and very cheap, if you look around) 50mm f1.4 AIS Nikkor manual focus lens (and a KatzEye focusing screen), it is not apparent -- and there would be enough money left over for a 180mm f2.8 Nikkor.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:10 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
On article 17 signs that you were alive before digital photography (149 comments in total)
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marike6: Would absolutely love a digital camera like a Nikon FM2 Digital (or FM-D) that had a split prism view finder. It makes manual focus so easy. I have a couple of AIS Nikkors ready, I have a cable release, I'm just waiting for Nikon. :-)

The other stuff like the 4x5 film holder I still have, but I purchased it after I had already been shooting digital. Few hobbies are as fun and rewarding as large format photography. The prints just look so good.

I have this to say to you, re. the finder: Katzeye. I have them on both of my D7100s and it makes photography a whole nother thing -- and has returned my bag of wonderful old Nikkors to productive usefulness!

Now, in return, you maybe have a good source of 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 cutfilm (as well as holders)? I cannot use my beloved Busch Pressman without them . . .

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 12:42 UTC
On article Just posted: Pentax MX-1 review (101 comments in total)

Sorry, but if it has no viewfinder and isn't a view camera it's simply a non-functioning smartphone. Even if it looks as if it was designed by a six-year-old. I predict that Pencoh will sell up to a dozen of these.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 12:31 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon issues firmware update for D7100 (20 comments in total)
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ksgant: Any fix or perhaps lessening of the banding you sometimes get in the shadow areas when pushed?

That's because you got cheap imported gray-market electrons. Or else you tried to use black-and-white electrons to make a color picture. Did you check the electron compatability table in the user manual?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 17:36 UTC
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depscribe: This is the worst idea anybody has ever had since the beginning of time.

Because it is like the transcontinental railroad: Coming from one coast, they work to turn telephones into cameras. Now Samsung sets out from the other coast, trying to turn a cmaera into a telephone.

But it has no function for pressing clothes, no built-in air conditioner, and it will have surround sound only on the advanced model.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 15:32 UTC

This is the worst idea anybody has ever had since the beginning of time.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:29 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On article Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? (369 comments in total)

And no viewfinder.

Whoever gets this, I think, will be buying jewelry instead of photographic equipment. The lens is *way* too slow, the body seems to be that thing they have which got its clock cleaned by the X100, and the price is higher than a real camera with a few useful lenses.

Leica used to be respectable when it was the name put on cameras made by E. Leitz gmbh Wetzlar. not so much if they're putting out stuff like this. how embarrassing.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 18:40 UTC as 173rd comment | 2 replies
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bobbarber: Oh, God, here comes everybody making excuses already for the IQ.

This looks like a great camera, and I shoot m43. The reason to buy a DSLR is not IQ, but performance.

Remember film? Absolutely no difference in "sensors", but people still paid more for cameras that performed. That's what's going on here. You can stop already with the breathless analysis of what you found or didn't find pixel-peeping.

imho, you're absolutely right.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 12:18 UTC

What? No built-in telephone of MP3 player? No web browsing on the LCD? No Tootter or Farcebook? What good is it? A camera that only takes pictures? That is *so* when photography was an art.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:49 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

I'm on flickr and, while I would like to be able to for instance alter more easily the order in which pictures are displayed and to get rid of the absurd "date taken" nonsense on pictures scanned from negatives or xpcies, I am mostly happy with it. Then again, I think that Facebook and its ilk are for nonserious people.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 00:37 UTC as 107th comment
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derfla1949: The wood cover is promising.
It could make an evening by the fireside just that little bit longer.

You could just bring in some extra wood to make the evening by the fire longer -- no need to burn the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2011 at 16:23 UTC

My first SLR was a Ricoh Singlex (one found this out by removing the brand name on the front, which said "Sears" and was held on by doublestick tape), which came with a 50mm f1.4 lens and a 135mm 3.5. preset telephoto, case, and BC fanfold flashgun for $159 from Sears & Roebuck. It was a clone of the Nikkorex F, had the dreadful Copal Square shutter (but did have X sync up to 1/125). Terrible camera in every regard; I've avoided Ricoh ever since. That was, though in 1965. Maybe it's time to forgive them.


Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2011 at 15:22 UTC as 55th comment
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