happypoppeye

happypoppeye

Lives in United States AK, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/happypoppeye
Joined on Aug 27, 2006

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Marty4650: The camera will be released on April 16, but five people have "already had it" six weeks before release date.

They probably returned it, because it was too heavy for their selfie stick.

Time to come out with a new godzilla stick.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
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MikeF4Black: Why is it that all Cuba photo exploits appear to share the same three cars and the same greenish tint?

I know the answer to that last one: as in, f.i., Mexican/U.S. bordertowns, that colour is just there.

For the rest, innocently beautiful but unremarkable.

The green tint is just reflection off of all the greenbacks the government has because they didn't spend it on cars.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 16:49 UTC

Looks great but the first item that comes to mind is - are Leica going ot guarantee this is waterproof to the specified depth? ...because every other compact waterproof has problems with actually being waterproof ...and now you are talking about a (relatively) lot of money.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:57 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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tecnoworld: after using the touch screen to select focus point on my NX1, every other focus selection system seems too old to be used.

btw: nice video, was it done with a NX1? ;) jocking.

What sport do you play?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 12:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (245 comments in total)
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nicoboston: Sony, Canon, Panasonic and others can make compact cameras with a decent sensor and a decent zoom.
Did Fuji give up?
This X70 looks great but the fixed 28mm lens is not very versatile.
Why don't they make something to compete with the Sony RX100s,which are among the most popular compacts on the market?

@nicoboston ...absolutely not. The x10/x20/x30 look like fine cameras (never tried any of them). That comment was in response to the question of did Fuji give up? and that a fixed FL lens is not versatile. Fuji probably just made a camera with much better IQ then what you suggest they compete with.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:17 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (245 comments in total)
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nicoboston: Sony, Canon, Panasonic and others can make compact cameras with a decent sensor and a decent zoom.
Did Fuji give up?
This X70 looks great but the fixed 28mm lens is not very versatile.
Why don't they make something to compete with the Sony RX100s,which are among the most popular compacts on the market?

Why would they want to compete with an extremely popular series when they make a camera with (most probably) much better IQ for less that is just as versatile as that series to someone who knows something about photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:13 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: A 20 megapixel 1/2.3" sensor with an F3.6 - F7.0 lens? Has Canon ever heard of the term diffraction?

I would be willing to bet that yes, Canon engineers have heard of the term diffraction as well as extensively studied the effects of diffraction on a photo when taken with a camera such as one with these specs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
On photo DSCF0795 in the Holiday challenge (7 comments in total)

Nice Photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 1st comment
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happypoppeye: Save yourself around $300 and get the Panny TS30 ...IQ is just about as good, its just a lot smaller and a lot cheaper.

Its very comparable.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
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happypoppeye: Save yourself around $300 and get the Panny TS30 ...IQ is just about as good, its just a lot smaller and a lot cheaper.

Amazon just had it for $70 ...I said around - I'm sure you could get it for less if you searched a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 22:42 UTC

Save yourself around $300 and get the Panny TS30 ...IQ is just about as good, its just a lot smaller and a lot cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 16:56 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
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Catalin Stavaru: I would choose the $450 Canon G9X as the winner travel camera. It is the size of the Canon S120 with an 1" sensor.

I bought the G9x for a trip to Bali ...just sold it after using the G9x on a trip to Bali.

I guess the #1 reason is that it really shows how much better the m43 sensor is, especially in a camera like the GM1 when it comes to travel.

G9x aside - there are arguments for the recommendation of hundreds of cameras for travel. I hope everyone who reads this article realizes this is absolutely opinion based.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 15:47 UTC
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ZeneticX: such a shame because they could bring a healthy competition to the market.

maybe they should allocate some of their marketing budget from their smartphone department

What? ...take money from a department which is making them lots of money and put it in a department which is just losing money and doesn't seem to have a bright future due to the smartphone market. That would just be bad business.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
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happypoppeye: There is very little benefit shooting in RAW these days and its easier for a company to handle jpegs. Plus, jpegs are almost just as editable.

Very little benefit of RAW over a jpeg. Its for camera fiddlers. mostly (not always).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 14:38 UTC

There is very little benefit shooting in RAW these days and its easier for a company to handle jpegs. Plus, jpegs are almost just as editable.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 23:15 UTC as 59th comment | 8 replies

This is gonna be a doozy. I think people have to realize this is an absolute opinion based list. 1000 people would probably come up with 900 different lists.

Hmmmm

10. USA
9. Thailand
8. Cambodia
7. Mali
6. Vietnam
5. Afghanistan
4. Nepal
3. Yemen
2. Ethiopia
1. India

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 02:34 UTC as 27th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: When, and if, Canon and Nikon pursue mirrorless cameras in a serious, meaningful way - and they have yet to do this - it will become mainstream. If I agree, it they're last to the party but get it right, that is the right way to do it. In the meantime, images are cheap and ubiquitous and camera phones are better and better, most people will continue to use them and will not bother with a dedicated, complicated and expensive camera.

Agree there ...they will, just a matter of time. For now though let the "little" guys fight over the scraps.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
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Elliot H: and this couldn't have been accomplished at intro?

Not for $1800.00

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 17:37 UTC
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happypoppeye: Compressed RAW is not RAW. Its compressed.

Why is everyone so mad that a changed raw file is no longer the raw file? Is this a bunch of sony supporters?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 18:21 UTC
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happypoppeye: Compressed RAW is not RAW. Its compressed.

A compressed spring has not been altered to the point where it can be returned to its original "spring". Bad analogy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
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