riveredger

riveredger

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Jul 10, 2010

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Oh, the whining ...!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 01:49 UTC as 70th comment
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (612 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Well, during the past 2 weeks I have purchased 2x ESO-M kits complete with FOC EOS lens adapters. These are already being used to shoot PRO videos - and frankly their brilliant - so much better than I had expected. The EOS -M2 - well its a move forward and I'm pleased that the new version hasn't trashed mine - I fully expect Canon to bring out a higher spec version based upon the 70D during 2014. Stand by for the M bashers to record their opinions of where Canon went wrong with their M2 and how its the end for Canon…such nonsense.

Truth is, all of the latest cameras can produce excellent quality photos (and many can produce great video as well). It's a good time for all of us.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 22:56 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (612 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: According to legend, the acronym EOS was created by Canon to represent the Goddess of Dawn. However, the market failure of the EOS M suggests that EOS stands now for End Of Success…

It seems Canon is starting to lose its commercial magic

The same company whose stock is down 16.8% YTD? The same one whose earnings growth is -7% year over year?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 22:48 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (612 comments in total)

3 lenses ... and they say Sony's e-mount lens line up is lacking lol (and yes, both can use adapters)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 23:59 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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raztec: I think nearly 1500 posts and counting just doesn't quite tell Nikon how we really feel.

If you take out the hundreds of comments from the bickering among Henry, Marike and Plastek then you will get a more realistic idea of the number of posts. Just sayin' :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:06 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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riveredger: Are those locking dials? That would really slow down user operation.

@Donnie. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a pretty nice camera overall. But come on - you can't say the objective of external dials is to make camera operation SLOWER. I bet that you will become frustrated with the locking dials after a while. I had the locking mode dial on my K5, which was a little annoying. But if I had to unlock every time I wanted to change exposure or ISO, that would have been a real PITA.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:04 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Archiver: 1226 comments as of this posting. This has to be a record for DPReview announcements, even bigger than the Adobe Creative Clod announcement. It shows how much interest and opinion there is for a camera of this nature.

most of these comments are from a handful of folks who are bickering back and forth ..,

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 20:19 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Are those locking dials? That would really slow down user operation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 20:12 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: We all like this camera.... just ignore those minority who don't like it.... Those minority were all bullshitting.

Nikon, our most concern is when can we expect to buy this new camera. Can we buy it before this X'mas?

Hope we all can get it ASAP!

how can you say you like this camera when you don't know anything about it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 20:15 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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nnowak: What is with this immense hatred of video capability? That's fine if you don't want to use, just ignore that little red button on the back of the camera. The addition of video capabilities have boosted DSLR sales volume to the point that allow for D600s and D800s to be sold at such low prices. Remove video and the camera price goes up.

Furthermore video advancements and live view enhancements go hand in hand. Shooting live view with a tilt shift lens is bliss compared to trying to compose with and optical viewfinder.

From my perspective adding video has only made my still photography capabilities better with absolutely no downside.

@larrytusza. Your comments about making videos for "YouTube clips", etc are sophomoric. Have you ever tried to make an engaging film with your camera? It is much more involved than taking a still photo. Try it sometime, then measure your work against some of the finely filmed clips on the internet - it might change your perception of "letting them buy a Coolpix" ...

Full disclosure - I have tried video and I suck at it. But it made me realize that it takes a ton of skill, practice and patience to make a film that other folks would find engaging or even mildly entertaining :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 22:08 UTC
On Mountain pasture hut in the My best picture this week challenge (16 comments in total)

terrific shot - really captures the cold!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 23:37 UTC as 1st comment
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yabokkie: for video, Canon intentionally slowed down the AF speed for smoother, more "natural" focus.

The A77 has a menu option to set the AF speed to slow. This supposedly reduces any hunting and helps with critical focus. I haven't tried the setting for stills or video, but perhaps it would help the A77 beat up even more on the new Canon :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 01:09 UTC
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onlooker: GPW wrote: "Sony wins, Canon sucks"

And yet, Canon is going to make a killing on 70D, and Sony is quietly bailing out on their SLT line.

If I worked for Canon or invested in Canon then that would be impressive. However, I am a consumer and prefer the better product :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 01:03 UTC
On SanDisk offers 'world's first' 256GB CompactFlash card article (70 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: $1809 Dollars??...hahahahaha..they will sell like 10 of these...no frikkin wayyyyyyyyy

Big deal - you save 1800 of taxable income.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 23:06 UTC
On Best DSLRs and ILCs for less than $1000 article (276 comments in total)

where can one get the 60D with 18-135 for only $750?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 02:02 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)
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kadardr: WE tend to forget that there is a sony nex 7 which is a much better camera ( with the new lenses it IS fact). A bit stealthy though. Pretty against 'profi"??

Only in AF performance.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 19:58 UTC
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Karl Summers: The Cloud will save me a ton of money on upgrades and new versions. I embrace the technology unlike many dinosaurs here. Sucks to be you.

Couldn't you just pick up your subscription at a later date when you get some cash? Really, if I lost my job I would be spending my time looking for a new one rather than playing on PS.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 01:02 UTC
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CarlosNunezUSA: A very nice article by Corel . I think they are the best alternative to Adobe and have really strong products. The problem is that they have no Mac Version which is a pity. I would encourage you to leave a message on their page requesting an OsX version. They cannot do that in 2 days, but I guess my CS6 version can hold until Corel is ready, if they make the commitment. Now would be a good time for Corel CEO to put on the big pants and challenge Adobe with an annoucement.

http://corelblogs.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/corel-is-all-about-giving-users-choice/#comments

lol, I am no shill. I just believe in free markets. Let them change their pricing model and if it fails they will be forced to change again or go out of business.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 23:28 UTC
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riveredger: Thinking aloud ... I think the way a lot of these posters feel is the way most people feel when they get the bill from their wedding photographer

You fail to grasp the point. But a sincere good luck with your new endeavor.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 23:22 UTC
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riveredger: Thinking aloud ... I think the way a lot of these posters feel is the way most people feel when they get the bill from their wedding photographer

howard you sound just like the CEO of Adobe; the same arrogance and concern for your self interest. Believe me, most of your customers only sign that agreement because they have no other choice - just like Adobe is doing to everyone. :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 23:10 UTC
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