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On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (186 comments in total)
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Phil Askey: Great round-up but you missed out my personal favourite (and often used), the Leica Tabletop tripod, not as flexible certainly but amazingly well built.

I have a Pentax TT tripod with a design similar to the Leica. It's sturdy, but when folded, as Impulses said, its angled shape is a bit awkward to pack. However, the "thickness" isn't as large as some of the other tripod types in the article.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 01:33 UTC
On article Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed (186 comments in total)

Nice review. Very informative. I wished you had included the Slik Mini-Pro III and the MeFoto Daytrip. I think those would be worthy contenders.

I have an old Pentax tabletop tripod that borrows the Leica tabletop tripod design concept. However, I find that it's a bit difficult to pack because it's angled legs and ballhead make for an awkward package. Sturdy though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 20:25 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
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Dave C 150: I still don't understand what the advantage of a mirrorless camera is supposed to be. If you need a big telephoto and I do, then it eliminates any size difference straight away. So what are the advantages ?

I think there's still a size difference. For example, I recently added a Zuiko ED 50-200 f2.8-3.5 SWD lens and MMF adaptor for my Olympus EM1. This gives me the equivalent of a 100-400mm zoom with a max aperture of f2.8 in a package smaller than the typical 70-200mm lens on a full-frame camera. With a small 1.4x Olympus teleconverter, I can get up to the equivalent of 560mm. Or, I could even use an adaptor to mount that Canikon 70-200 lens on my EM1 and get the equivalent of a 140-400 mm, albeit with manual focus and aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 00:06 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (504 comments in total)

I can't believe Olympus is selling this camera with the old 14-42 II R kit lens, at least in the US. Why aren't they selling it with the pancake 14-42 EZ? It would make much more sense, and make this camera a lot more desirable. Another site said that pre-sales of this camera are slow. I believe it. Olympus hasn't done enough to differentiate this from the previous PEN model. I'm glad they improved the control setup, but they really didn't do enough. Sorry, not interested.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

I think one of the first consumer digitals was the Apple Quicktake. This site is an interesting compilation of camera history, including digital cameras.

I didn't get a digital camera until 2002, but after that there was no looking back. I hardly used my 35mm SLR after that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 134th comment
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada (242 comments in total)
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108: Nothing really clear about the 4/3 future. First Olympus should keep their recipe for colour treatment. That's why I keep that E520 body with all its sluggish AF issues and general image softness : WB and colours I see no equivalent anywhere. E620 image treatment is not as good. Epl-2 is more "digital" like and no viewfinder except that horrid EVF you keep losing if you don't watch it. I checked the OM-D but I found it too small . Ergonomics are a major issue for me and this OM-D body is not comfortable at all, bad handling, sharp angles, a hard feeling. I don't like this all M4/3 line : too small and yet too big to offer the convenience of pocketable compacts like the ZX1 or Canon S95. I want something with the supposed quality of the OM-D in a body the size of a E510/520, and use my superb 4/3 Zuiko lenses , should have also an excellent optical viewfinder and good manual controls. Comfort, Mr Terada, comfort. If Pentax and Nikon can do it, why not Olympus ?

I got the JB Designs Grip Base and it made a big difference. I was getting cramped fingers without the grip.

But, if Olympus had made the grip part of the HLD-6 available separately, I might have bought it instead.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 02:40 UTC
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