CharlesB58

CharlesB58

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  • IMO if you feel you have to defend a camera or system you should sell it and stick with what you feel you don't need to defend. Photography should be about enjoying the photos you produce, not ...
  • You're right. The body of knowledge upon which thousands of optometrists, opthamologists, engineers and other visually related disciplines depend is wrong, because you can't make sense of it. ;-)
  • Sony's switch from DSLR to DSLT may have, in practical terms, maintained the same lens mount. In terms of marketing image, that's not the case. Same with E mount vs naming the new FF milc cameras ...
  • Replied in Saturation
    You left out the major reason people buy something like an ILC: coolness factor (which is related to keeping up with the Joneses, though). I sold cameras at retail for several years. One key to ...
  • Replied in Whatever.
    I think this is important to consider. I first became serious about photography back in the late 70's, when the Canon AE-1 had turned 35mm slr photography from the realm of professionals and ...
  • Marty, you're presuming that Panasonic and Olympus consider DSLR users worth pursuing compared to people stepping up from smartphones and compacts and, most importantly, videographers. I'm a ...
  • *sigh* Size advantage is for the entire system and lenses. Not just the body. As is always pointed out in this discussion. -- Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that ...
  • Confused the on/off indicator with the mode select indicator. Really? They're on opposite sides of the dial and look entirely different.

    Then making it sound like the articulating screen is a bit...

  • Out of ideas to actually take some photos, eh? LOL -- Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed. Garry Winogrand http://eyeguessphotography.com ...
  • The silent shutter did it for me. Just last night Martin Sexton banished me from stage side to the control both because he found the sound of my E600 too loud for his liking. Granted, any m4/3 is ...
  • It's not the lens. It's you. Try looking for out of the ordinary subjects or angles of view. -- Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed. Garry ...
  • Not likely. The film era "rough equivalents" of smartphones were pocket instamatics, very small 35mm rangefinders and perhaps instant cameras. What had the greatest impact on people stepping up ...
  • As the comparison photos show, the 40-150 pro is also internal zoom, while the 50-200 extends quite a bit when zoomed out. That by itself can be a good reason for going with the 40-150.
  • 99% of people couldn't tell the difference unless it was pretty obvious. 99% wouldn't care. The angst of IQ is reserved mainly for pixel peeping enthusiasts who are seldom, or more just as ...
  • You do realize that f3.5 is only 1/3 of a stop slower than f4, right? That is negligible on a camera such as the EM1 when it comes to exposure and DR. A better reason for the 50-200 is the extra ...
  • Video is becoming the new "Hi ISO Noise" arena for some people to argue the quality of a camera. For years, some people have harped on noise levels at 100% crops, using meticulous pixel peeping to ...
  • Created discussions EM5Mk2: Broaden horizons
    It seems like the EM5Mk2 is akin to the old "Slim Jim" commercial, where people either love or hate the 40MP sensor shift feature. Perhaps part of it is the marketing, but some people tend to ...
  • Because the thousands of pros who have found that the only way to stay in business is to add video to their services matter would disagree with you. I would consider such a camera a waste of money ...
  • I can no longer find the site, but years ago a photographer had a website devoted to tripods. He ran extensive tests showing how a good, solid tripod improved the sharpness of any photo, even those ...
  • +10 The nouveau experts of the digital generation seem to think a tripod is a burden. Some of us old farts view it as an essential piece of gear to ensure optimum sharpness. Oh wait, so do ...
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