riveredger

riveredger

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

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On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (62 comments in total)

So much negativity in the photographic community ...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I sent my Leica M9 into Leica for an M9P upgrade and was informed by Leica that they were replacing the sensor as well. My sensor displayed the "white spot phenomenon". But so did my old Nikon D70s. Leica refers to it as corrosion. I have read that it is a problem with the cover glass made by Schott.

Leica picked up this problem and are replacing sensors at no cost to the customers; a very expensive courtesy to the company that few other camera companies would do.

Leica has issued a notice to their customers to avoid chemical cleaning their M9 sensors, but send their M9 into Leica for a cleaning at no charge. I assume that dust removal by the owner is still OK. I use an Arctic Butterfly.

As for Leica,I know of no other camera company with the possibly exception of Fuji that pays such close attention to customer issues and satisfaction. With a company like Leica, I expect to get many years service out of my M9P and know that Leica will stand behind it. Bravo!!

I don't think they are extending a courtesy. If they did not offer these replacements, they would damage their reputation for quality and possibly be open to litigation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 01:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)

Pros: Low Cost

Isn't this the most expensive APS-C DSLR on the market? lol

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 23:34 UTC as 119th comment | 2 replies
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riveredger: Observation: film guys really are full of themselves.

Photography is not that hard (the technical side - composition and subject matter is another story!). I think that's what bothers a lot of the folks who learned on film. They had to work harder to get the same results that the masses can get now with digital. They had to spend hours upon hours trying to learn the technical side of using a camera and then developing film to see their results. Digital has made it much easier for folks to learn photography. For some reason, it appears to bother them that newbies now no longer have to endure some sort of rite of passage to learn the mystique of taking pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 20:21 UTC

Observation: film guys really are full of themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)
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BJN: I will get one of these and be very, very careful with it. Sweet but delicate cameras.

Who said anything about throwing around gear?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
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straylightrun: " Of course the origin of A and E mounts might seem different from a customer’s point of view, but they are fully compatible with one another using adapters."

Incorrect. The E-Mount system is not 100% compatible with Sony's own line of flashes, as the AF assist lamp on the flash is incompatible with adapted a-mount lenses or even native e-mount lenses.

The mounts are compatible, as he stated. You have changed the meaning of his statement to support your position.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:51 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)
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BJN: I will get one of these and be very, very careful with it. Sweet but delicate cameras.

ouch ... good info. Surprising.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: so why do some people actually prefer a camera without flip screen? Don't they appreciate the extra possibilities?

@ Peter Bendheim - have you ever tried to take a photograph from an awkward position? Try shooting a macro from underneath a flower, for example, and you will see that there is a great benefit to a moveable LCD screen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:27 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)
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BJN: I will get one of these and be very, very careful with it. Sweet but delicate cameras.

It's made of mag alloy so it can take a bit of a beating :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:51 UTC

Oh, the whining ...!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 01:49 UTC as 78th comment
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 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 (616 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 (616 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 84th 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
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