MarcMedios

MarcMedios

Joined on Dec 18, 2009

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On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)
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Lassoni: boycott canon. no more bad cameras. that's the only way around this

Great backup body

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 01:09 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)
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bernardly: My own personal opinion is the T5/1200D is the only currently available Rebel worth buying. I was never and still not impressed by the T5I for its price. The price of the T6S/T6I puts the 70D within reach which is a much better camera all around. The T5 is good enough for its intended demographic of novices and importantly, the money saved on the body can be used for buying additional lenses. The T6S/T6I duo are not for enthusiasts because they are overpriced beginner cameras. Canon will make tons of money upselling customers these newer cameras with their whiz bang consumer features and perception within the brand.

For the same reasons, I would always recommend a Nikon D3300/D3200 over the D5500. And for a bigger budget, the D7100/D7200.

As for the choice between brands, I always encourage people to make up their own minds based on handling the cameras themselves and taking their time to make an informed choice. And of course, there are mirrorless options.

Your "own personal" opinion. Of course. Who else's would it be.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 01:08 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)

Absolutely love it. What a great backup camera to have

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 01:06 UTC as 12th comment
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (566 comments in total)

Why did Canon choose to abandon the viewfinder?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (198 comments in total)
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jhwaaser: I am shocked at the lousy response to the Kodak name on here. Kodak invented digital photography, and Kodak, Nikon, and Olympus, all involved in film photography, were the first to tame the excess contrast of the charge coupled device. As a professional photographer, I tried Agfa, Ilford, and even earlier, Ansco products, but I discovered that Nikon cameras and Kodak film, paper, and chemicals made it easier for mecto make top quality photos without problems. I owned, used, and loved Kodak Z510 and Z712 cameras (okay, so my C735 was a p.o.s.) and I thought I would wait and get a Z-Max at a cheap price when they went out of business, but they sold out of that model first, and I lost out. One of my favorite film cameras was the Retina, and I had a iiic stolen out of a Stouffers motel, and haven't bought a Stouffers product since! High-end Kodak products rock, and I hope that the new products treat the brand name as well as, say, the resurrected Triumph motorcycles....

@RDMPhotos - Kodak is completely out of the photo equipment business. I'm sorry your highly literate mind is also a highly literal mind. Kodak made huge strategic mistakes in their entire approach to digital and cameras, mistakes that basically burned whatever respect you might have had for the brand.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 19:16 UTC
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MarcMedios: More blah blah blah from Leica. Why would anyone settle for fixed lenses for $4,500? It seems that being tied to the lens that some marketing guy in Germany decided was "right for you" is surrendering your personal choice as a photographer. I have nothing against this Leica (yet) or its price... but having a single lens fixed there... forever... nah. I'll pass.

Sorry Clint, not buying it. If you can't change the lens, it is a point & shoot. A good one, for sure, the sensor matches the lens, blah blah blah, but, at the end, you have a nice P&S

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 19:13 UTC

More blah blah blah from Leica. Why would anyone settle for fixed lenses for $4,500? It seems that being tied to the lens that some marketing guy in Germany decided was "right for you" is surrendering your personal choice as a photographer. I have nothing against this Leica (yet) or its price... but having a single lens fixed there... forever... nah. I'll pass.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy article (60 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: Honestly, I didn't find it that good at all. I think one might be jaded by the sheer amount of photography one sees on a daily basis.

I didn't say "overwhelmed". I said "jaded". It is a completely different word. I still don't find her work that great.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 15:09 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy article (60 comments in total)

Honestly, I didn't find it that good at all. I think one might be jaded by the sheer amount of photography one sees on a daily basis.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 20:34 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

In spite of the drawbacks, it is an absolutely great idea. I hope Canon and Nikon do it soon... and better.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 14:01 UTC as 24th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (668 comments in total)
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FeDost: Why spending money for something which is just a cool gadget which is desperately copying Leica's camera when you can have the same result or even better with the Ricoh GR?

P.S.
For who gonna say "because the viewfinder" you can have a Zeiss viewfinder on the GR for less than money than x100T.

The main problem with the add-on viewfinders is that they completely destroy the entire raison d'etre of the rangefinder type camera: the slim silhouette which is discrete, easy to handle and compact. The tall viewfinder feels like an add-on all the time. The Sony R100III has a very credible solution: a pop up viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 21:38 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (668 comments in total)

Nope. I am a real fan of rangefinders: lighter, faster, noiseless and beautiful on top of that. But, honestly, for $1,300 I don't want to be tied down to what some Japanese engineer decided would be my lens. I want options. So, either interchangeable lenses or a zoom. If a zoom, at least 5:1, so maybe 28-150 or something like that.

In essence, I'm describing my X20 with a large, real, honest to goodness, sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 21:34 UTC as 22nd comment
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AlexRuiz: I have come to the conclusion that these forums are the hang out place for expert photographers and legal counsels. LOL

Probably because many of us have taken the trouble to get educated in our basic rights. Education is really cool, Alex, it gives you knowledge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
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jhinkey: I see nothing inherently wrong with citizens photographing/making video of public servants performing their duties as long as:
(1) They do not interfere with the police action
(2) They, while photographing/making video, do not shirk their citizen responsibility to act if needed to assist the situation if necessary - meaning don't stand there with a camera while someone is getting beaten, abused, needs medical assistance, etc.
Though I'm an avid supporter of the police in general, they are human too and bad apples need to be rooted out. Here in Seattle there have been multiple incidents where the police clearly have gotten out of control or behaved inappropriately - as well as many equal incidents where the people the police are trying to arrest are out of control. Taking images of police goes both ways - both supporting the police AND supporting those being arrested, etc. by the police.
People tend to "behave" better when recorded - and that's a good thing.

I don't see how any photographer can be an "avid" fan of the cops. They pulverize our civil rights any time they can get away with it

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 20:34 UTC

A huge amount of credit goes to Carlos Miller and www.photographyisnotacrime.com or www.pinac.com he has done a huge amount of work, fighting, taking legal action and in general not allowing the police to whittle away at our civil rights

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 20:33 UTC as 20th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1460 comments in total)

The logical conclusion should be that the format, sensor size and system you ultimately choose need to respond to your individual present needs and future aspirations as a photographer.If I were a war photographer, for example, I would use a small rangefinder, big sensor, probably non interchageable lens with a good 5:1 zoom and quick aperture. If I were a high fashion photographer, maybe I would aim at a medium format. Depends on what you do.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 16:15 UTC as 12th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: Utterly stupid. More money than brains, that's for sure. Then again, people buy Leicas...

You must be thinking of a parallel universe dougigreen. Every article on modern Leicas usually stresses:

1. Optics not that great
2. Ergonomics, and esepcially menus, not that great
3. No viewfinder

And by the way, unique doesn't automatically mean better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 02:47 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (133 comments in total)
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EduardoKleinFichtner: I do not know why people complain about Leica cameras. Envy? This is a masterpiece, pure design, pure technology, pure engeneering. Is it expensive? Yes. But, if you can do it better, just do it!

More like pure bull sh*t to me

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:09 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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bronson: The conversation that SHOULD have taken place at Nikon Marketing....

"People let's think of the most gawd awful product we can produce, estimate how much damage in dollars it could do to our brand, then NOT produce it, but instead, use the money we just saved to donate to a worthy cause".

"Joe?"

"How about a gold plated camera?"

Next is Leica

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Utterly stupid. More money than brains, that's for sure. Then again, people buy Leicas...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:05 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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