Harold66

Harold66

Lives in United States Florida & Belgium, FL, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.thedemandingtraveler.org
Joined on Aug 26, 2007
About me:

Full-time Photographer specializing in Black & White photography

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dansclic: Do not understand why the GR is said to be sharper. This x70 is supposed to be as good as the x100t.
Ok thé GR is,more compact. This x70 is in the same family (though not same price ) as the nikon coolpix A, the leica Q .
Nô zoom thus to gain compactness, So comments about the fact that there is no zoom is irrelevant.

No the GrII is definitely the closest competitor of this X70 and the Q is another beast altogether ( size, weight, sensor size and resolution, and price) contrary to what you wrote

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 03:10 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

Ok let s just agree to disagree, shall we ?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

Obviously you have not done much street photography to write something like that
Harold

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 09:12 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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km25: The EVF is better then a pop up flash, what are the specs? I looks to be a bit of a pain. I hear this sensor can get hot. 40mps are better then 24mps, but do you really need it. PASM, with the pop up EVF. A FF RX100 VX. I would rather have the Leica and give up the MPs.

Garyknrd Based on what you wrote I think you would be better served with either a hybrid camera with interchangeable lenses or if a fixed kens a camera with a zoom to cover the various subjects you mentioned

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:52 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

Randy. Let s say one of the most popular FOV. the 40mm Fov was also a classic street photography focal length. Even the Rollei 35 despite its name had its most popular version with a 40mm ( and I think it was also a Sonnar if memory serves). if this new Sony had a 40mm Sonnar I admit I would be tempted since it also has a 4:3 ratio option. ( which the Leica persists in not offering even on the cameras without an optical finder)

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:48 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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King Penguin: It's obviously a superb camera but using your head not your heart, why would you buy this over a Leica Q.

It's like buying a Nissan instead of a BMW!

......and before the fan boys comment, it's not snobbery, it's about driving experience, pride of ownership, down the road resale price and most importantly pre and post customer
service.......the list goes on........

I am surprised by the amount of pettiness in most of the replies. First the desire to try to prove that the Q is soooo much better than this Sony, or the opposite. There are both great cameras and having more choices is always better. I do not plan to buy either one because I do not really need it and my preference is for another FOV.for those who can afford it, I think both have pros and cons but the deciding factors for most potential buyers would be the ergonomics and the FOV.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:36 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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G1Houston: I personally would much prefer a built-in flash as opposed to an EVF. Use the rear screen for composition, what do you do now if you need some fill in flash?

easy. you mount one on the hotshoe. An EVF is much more useful than a silly tiny flash on a camera of this caliber... and price

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:33 UTC
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Harold66: if it comes with an option for 4:3 ratio and a crop to 40mm (like the GR and Leica Q have crops mode from 28 to 35mm) I might decide to get one
Not likely though I know

Alpha Photo on your first point There is a difference between being able to crop a picture and being forced to have to crop EACH picture you make. As for your second reply about the double edge sword :No it is not. If you are not sure then crop in post processing but doing what you suggest ( which is what the Leica Q does ) would be equally silly. If one needs a crop because he wants to avoid the waste of time to crop each picture made , having to recrop later in post processing for the raw would be equally silly and a waste of time.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:35 UTC

if it comes with an option for 4:3 ratio and a crop to 40mm (like the GR and Leica Q have crops mode from 28 to 35mm) I might decide to get one
Not likely though I know

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:08 UTC as 217th comment | 6 replies
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Joel Benford: Instead of an adapter to take it from "too wide but I guess that helps keep the size down" to "even wider", could we maybe have a x1.5 converter to make it a standard lens?

I think a GR "N" ( for normal ?" with a 2/40mm ( 35mm equivalent) a no-alias filter 24MP aps Sony sensor ( with 50mm crop) and a 2x adapter would sell in much higher numbers than the 28mm version and would be bought also by most current GR users

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 11:45 UTC
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belle100: The last time it was a green marble edition, this time it is orange. Instead of all these unnecessary space waster, can we just have the EVF and filter thread built-in and a design to have the 21mm converter screw on instead. Also make the aperture and the shutter speed adjustable in movie mode. Plus weather proof. I want a GR but not this GR II. I hope that GR is not mark 10 if it ever happen.

a screw in 21mm converter. Why ? this is a strange request

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 11:41 UTC
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Prixnobeldefoot: I wanna buy that kit just for that aluminium case.

Really ? there is nothing special about that case . and it is not like you are going to use it in real life !

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 11:40 UTC
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cgarrard: I love Ricoh, but pretty disappointed with this announcement. I won't be the last :).

Cgarrard. Yes I saw your other post but it does not change anything. I get why Ricoh only updates once every other year. I am fine with that pace but this update is a mistake in my opinion as it alienates a lot of current GR users and is likely to be a flop outside Asia

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:35 UTC
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cgarrard: I love Ricoh, but pretty disappointed with this announcement. I won't be the last :).

no,you will not. Indeed I think it is fair to say that a very vast majority of current GR users are disappointed today

Harold

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 02:32 UTC
On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (342 comments in total)
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Rodger Kingston: Since 2012 I've been a confirmed Fuji X camera user, and never in 40 years of shooting have I had cameras I liked more than the lovely little X10 and X20 - not even my old Leicas and Contax Ts. (I've retired my big clunky DSLRs.)

I'm sure the X30 is an excellent camera, but I yearn for something better: an X100Z (the “Z” standing for zoom) with a lens equivalent to the one on my X20 (but of course configured for the larger X100 series sensor).

I yearn for the image quality and only slightly larger body (to say nothing of the amazing hybrid viewfinder) of the X100T, but without giving up the flexibility of the superb zoom lens on my X20. Will Fuji ever oblige, or am I only daydreaming?

To see photographs I’ve taken with the X10 and X20, go to my latest book, "Searching for Edward Hopper," at:
rpkphoto.smugmug.com/Books/Searching-for-Edward-Hopper. The 33 images from 2012 or later were made with these Fuji cameras.

Hi Rodger. This shows how different requirements people have for the X10 as there is no doubt that the X10 was the absolute worst digital camera I have ever used. Actually both the X10 and the X100 had many, many bugs originally. A large portion of them has been adressed in the third generation of these 2 models but in addition to be a bit " too little, too late" , I find the Fuji interface not too intuitive if you are also using another platform in addition to the Fuji.Harold

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 00:53 UTC
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (185 comments in total)

I know. I think DPR prefers cameras with a higher recognition . Maybe it is a good example how meaningless the term enthusiast camera is to try to describe a certain kind of buyers

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 03:27 UTC as 56th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1001 comments in total)
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Harold66: "I'd consider it the best photographers' cameras on the market".

This quote from the review seems odd , like an adjective is missing somewhere. Like maybe the best photographer's COMPACT camera on the market or maybe
consider it AMONG ..
otherwise it would indicate that there is no equivalent camera regardless of the category and price for "photographers" on the market which I am pretty sure s not what the reviewer means. Hopefully Richard Butler can clarify this for us

"You answered that as though all my points are irrelevant.(quote)
No I did not.
I like small cameras but many would say that most mirorless are still small cameras. I guess it all depends on how serious you are with your photography and what too big or too heavy means for different photographers. Harold

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1001 comments in total)
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yfan: I am torn apart by deciding which one to buy, LX100 or G7 X. I am not surprised that LX100 gets Gold Award. But at the end, size matters, I decide to go with G7X. The one in your pocket is the one get used, instead of another nice camera sitting on the bookshelf. Too bad Panasonic can not make it smaller. It seems that they can fit a large sensor into a small body, but not a large lens.

"The one in your pocket is the one get used, instead of another nice camera sitting on the bookshelf"
well for you maybe but most serious photographers are Ok to have as a everyday camera a camera that fits in a coat pocket or a small pouch. if the camera was smaller it would be too small to fit comfortably in the hand
there is for lots of us such thing as too small for a serious camera

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1001 comments in total)
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Harold66: "I'd consider it the best photographers' cameras on the market".

This quote from the review seems odd , like an adjective is missing somewhere. Like maybe the best photographer's COMPACT camera on the market or maybe
consider it AMONG ..
otherwise it would indicate that there is no equivalent camera regardless of the category and price for "photographers" on the market which I am pretty sure s not what the reviewer means. Hopefully Richard Butler can clarify this for us

Hugo. I guess your reply was directed to Stephen but I will answer it . I happen to own the LX100. I like it a lot . But I think no one could state that it is the best camera period. I assume the writer meant the best zoom compact camera. This is an opinion but is arguable.But comparing a LX100 with a pro dslr would not be serious

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1001 comments in total)

"I'd consider it the best photographers' cameras on the market".

This quote from the review seems odd , like an adjective is missing somewhere. Like maybe the best photographer's COMPACT camera on the market or maybe
consider it AMONG ..
otherwise it would indicate that there is no equivalent camera regardless of the category and price for "photographers" on the market which I am pretty sure s not what the reviewer means. Hopefully Richard Butler can clarify this for us

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 06:26 UTC as 199th comment | 8 replies
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