Harold66

Harold66

Lives in United States Florida & Belgium, FL, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Aug 26, 2007
About me:

Full-time Photographer specializing in Black & White photography

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On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (360 comments in total)
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NetMage: So wanted them to include a viewfinder...

Yes you would think they could have come up with at least an optional EVF .. or a better LCD. 460,000 points on a LCD. Must be a record low on a 2014 camera in this price range , no ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 04:36 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (360 comments in total)

Some NEWS. Nothing new except new color and a new button which is still a question mark?
Looks like another quiet year for pentax at photokina ...let s hope they have something between this " new " Q and the 645z

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:30 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh releases GR firmware 4.0 article (58 comments in total)

Actually I think a new version with a 2/40 mm equivalent and a 80 converter would make more sense as many street photographers want something in the 35mm to 50mm range. This camera would have a 24mp aps sensor and offer therefore a very satisfying 50mm crop ( like the 35mm crop on the current. GR just with many more pixels :). ) and it would replace the silly useless flash with a built in evf. Think about it. This way, one could have the FOV of 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 40, 50mm and 80mm with just two small cameras and two lens converters. HOW cool would that be !!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 04:05 UTC as 2nd comment

What a setback !! No doubt allowed : Sigma lost it AGAIN ( remember the SD1 fiasco ?). The dp merril cameras were "niche" cameras but were invaluable tools to many photographers as a complement for whatever your regular camera system was . You could get MF quality in the size of a coat pocket camera . Now with this silly looking device , no more discretion or camera in the pocket just in case...
This camera will be aimed at an even more tiny niche of "never without my tripod landscape photographers"
Sales probably will be lower than the new llimited edition of the silly Hasselblad mock ups
Harold

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 14:41 UTC as 167th comment | 3 replies
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (136 comments in total)

This is a misleading title for a list of cameras which does not include ricoh GR, Nikon A, sigma dpm. I have seen the reply from dpr but if this is high end what becomes of these cameras not listed : super high end ??
Harold

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 06:02 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
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KL Matt: Will its image circle cover a full frame sensor? I'm kind of excited to find out. Not only because of this lens, but because of what it may or may not reveal about Ricoh's next move.

well I think it fdoes because otherwise the choice of a 30 to 60mm focal rage is very odd.. but at the same time if it does it would have made more sense to have the focal lengths of 24, and 28mm on the barrel rather than 25mm and 30mm.....hmm, no I am not sure what to think

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:28 UTC
On Hands-on with the Olympus Stylus 1 article (47 comments in total)

One thing that I do not get is this silly unfinished-looking silver buttons around the dialpad on the back and for the Fn1 button
Harold

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 06:17 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Olympus Stylus 1 article (47 comments in total)
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ChrisKramer1: A sheep in a wolf's body...

I agree. In the compact with relatively small sensor size , this is a nice addition and I think with better settings than the sony Rx100 fr those of us who like to control parameters ( manual mode, custom setting ,manual zoom)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 06:16 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: The 'Hasselblad syndrome' has struck Ricoh.

from a Normal retail of $800 all the way up ( kidding) to... $899. you must not be paying attention to the price of the Hasselblad mock-ups
Not to mention that Ricoh has always limited editions of its own GR. Nothing new here

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 22:52 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

One thing that is obvious by today's announcements is that sony is ALL over the place . we now have NEX APS, then AR 35mm , then RX1 in 35mm fixed lens , then RX10 which is a smaller sensor on a big camera
It does look like they are experimenting to see which concepts catches on. some early adopters might be up for a rude awakening 1 year down the line

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 06:29 UTC as 251st comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh GR firmware version 2.03 now available article (19 comments in total)

wondering why 47mm and not 40mm so one can use a separate OVF. it would be nice if DPR could give the size of a file at 47mm . I believe 35mm was producing something around a 10.5 MP file

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Pentax Q7 Real-world Samples Gallery article (136 comments in total)
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marike6: Colors look similar to the original Q, but it looks like per-pixel sharpness is a bit better. This is going to be one of the more fun small cameras around.

Unfortunately their best and brightest lens, the 8.5 f/1.9 seems to have been discontinued, and the Q system without that lens is not as interesting. That means, no bright prime, and no OVF (which was designed for use with that lens).

I agree completely with the above

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 20:57 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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samhain: 400+ comments in 5 hours, no takers. Shocker. I'm guessing its the just the $140 lens cap people aren't happy with...

One good thing about this camera- it serves as a model for other companies as what NOT to build: a slow fixed zoom camera with no ovf/evf.

Samhain
You must have meant No BUILT-IN. Evf but i think an optional EVF has some advantages ( larger eye relief, option to shoot at a90 degree angle).I think the issue here is the lackluster specs of the lens( range AND. Max aperture at longer end)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 00:23 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)

The surprise for me is the lens choice. A 24mm to 80mm would have been a much more interesting choice and still manageable in size. And 3.5 to 6.4 is not bright enough for most users. Since it is likely to use that 16mp sony sensor , it means that the new 2.34 million EVF. Will be the sole advantage over a Ricoh GXR with the A16 module. Pretty lame even for Leica

Harold

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 150th comment
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)

Indeed that rangefinder is a BIG part of the cost in a M. If this min M let s hope that :
It will be equipped with latest 2.3 million EVF and not an outdated one
It will allow user to use other ratios ( 5:4 , 4:3) than the very oblong 3:2 ratio
It will offer a better LCD or OLED ( better for outside) than the M

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 16:46 UTC as 122nd comment | 7 replies
On Preview:ricoh-gr (295 comments in total)
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Harold66: Hello Mr Butler
any idea of availability in US yet ?

thank you very much for the quick reply

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 06:05 UTC
On Preview:ricoh-gr (295 comments in total)

Hello Mr Butler
any idea of availability in US yet ?

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 05:55 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR preview article (159 comments in total)
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Harold66: I am quite certain that the GRD IV does nor allow the use of an EVF contrary to what you wrote in this preview
Harold

yes I believe you are . The GXR has an optional external EVF

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 05:27 UTC
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR preview article (159 comments in total)

I am quite certain that the GRD IV does nor allow the use of an EVF contrary to what you wrote in this preview
Harold

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 05:16 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)

well the most difficult part to believe is why this image would draw such high prices
Harold

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 20:32 UTC as 118th comment
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