Photomonkey

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Oct 28, 2002

Comments

Total: 710, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

bluevellet: That 18-50 compact sounds intriguing. I would like the mechanical shutter to be faster, but I understand this is a common limitation with those cameras.

I think the 3 stop ND solves the problem for flash users.
1/1600 is plenty fast for freezing action especially if you are at a max 50mm equivalent.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
In reply to:

MikeF4Black: What exactly was the "look inside"? Some recycled images (of outsides, unless you count the inside - just a glimpse - of the hinging screen), with a not very illuminating narrative?

That's the fifth "news" item on this camera in 24 hrs. You should all take some rest.

The people I know that work on web publications have gigantic pressure to generate huge volumes of work. Not their fault if some of the content is going to be a bit thin. Just the requirements of the medium.
As a card carrying camera obsessive, this does not make me sad.
You will notice that I even read all the comments to get down here. ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 15:12 UTC

Bravo Pentax!
A very promising intro from a company with a superb track record of good cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 22:26 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (516 comments in total)
In reply to:

Lee Jay: If I wanted a camera that can only shoot at one focal length, I could use my cell phone and save the $3,300.

Really, I wouldn't give $300 for a fixed-lens fixed-focal-length camera no matter how good it was, as it would only cover perhaps 1% of my shooting.

If you are unacquainted with Helmut Newton you are missing an interesting photographer.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (516 comments in total)
In reply to:

sportyaccordy: Seems that 42 MP is a bridge too far for the limited hardware real estate of the RX1's body. RX2 should be built around a ~16-20 MP sensor with a high burst rate, a tilting touch screen and the NW-FP50 battery out of the NEX/A7 bodies. Maybe even go down to 12 MP for max speed and sensitivity.

So... you're proposing an action/sports camera in this form factor and FL?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
In reply to:

Frank_BR: Now that the new CMOS sensor allows liveview, and therefore makes feasible an electronic viewfinder, what is the point in keeping an optical viewfinder that demands a heavy and expensive prism, and a mirror system that vibrates the camera at each exposure? Isn't time for Hasselblad becomes a mirrorless camera?

I am sure someone is working on it but they save a lot of money by keeping legacy mechanics.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 03:34 UTC

TL/DR: I presume the trolls have rubbished the lens and/or samples while a few have declared the arrival of the 85mm messiah.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 15:06 UTC as 38th comment

This just what Sony needed to convince more people, and particularly pros, that their cameras can be credible pro tools.
Size is a non-issue for me as fast lenses have to be largish to cover FF.
Durability and reliability are key.

It would be nice to have thumping large battery too.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:02 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

Gesture: The high-point, end-point of digital SLR with optical finder?

Actually the Nikon people would say that was the D5. ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:33 UTC
In reply to:

Valiant Thor: All this talk regarding high cost and arm and a leg chatter seems quite bizarre to me. The average American will pay around one million dollars in interest (mortgage, credit card, car loans, etc.) in their lifetime to criminal bankers (banksters), yet whine about paying $350 to a great company for a beautifully designed and manufactured piece of equipment. Now that's weird.

My Polish immigrant family taught me to work and save my money and pay for everything I purchase and pay no interest which I have done my whole life, so $300 to $400 for a nice tripod is a piece of cake and I get to keep my arms and legs. Just my rant on usury.

You must be new here. Whining about price is more popular than taking pictures among this lot.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 07:04 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (367 comments in total)
In reply to:

sneakyracer: These guys are cool. I like Fuji. It says a lot about a company when top execs. talk with such candor, passion and common sense. A lot of that is missing in today's world.

@Ed, Really? People knowing the basics? This and every other forum is filled with people who endlessly natter on about IQ while viewing at 100% and greater. That is a conceit of the "purists". The vast majority of people here and elsewhere are viewing their images on uncalibrated monitors ranging from 60" TVs to phones. Additionally, most look at a photo and say "That's nice" or "That sucks". They never concern themselves with the details. That is the global market and that is the volume that a manufacturer must satisfy. That is why we have "art" filters, video and JPG.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (367 comments in total)
In reply to:

sneakyracer: These guys are cool. I like Fuji. It says a lot about a company when top execs. talk with such candor, passion and common sense. A lot of that is missing in today's world.

Don is correct. Almost no one prints anything of significant size.BUT they have to respond to all the cranks who view their cat photos at 400%

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
In reply to:

vladimir vanek: Kind of steep pricing, I'd say...

The real question is the consistency of the product. I have a number of panels form the same manufacturer (Cheap Chinese) and they are each a different color. One is already getting dimmer than the other. I note that the LED lights for cine are miles more expensive and they tout the color, and consistency,

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
On article GoPro's poor holiday sales lead to staff layoff (124 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mister Roboto: Time to get out of comfort zone, innovate and set a competitive price. Sooner or later, Apple will suffer the same wrath.

Apple has been able to twist and turn and maintain consumer interest with new offerings and upgrades. GoPro has a much smaller market and have not brought out a product that excites. The new Session is a actually a great product at the wrong price point. Fixing that is awkward.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
On article GoPro's poor holiday sales lead to staff layoff (124 comments in total)
In reply to:

tkbslc: Seems like another example of a company (and investors) that believe that their initial double and triple digit growth patterns will happen forever.

If you look at the figures, the sales and revenue appear to be very strong, but because growth is leveling out in a mature market, they are forced to act like the sky is falling. 1.6 billion in sales last year with near 40% margin and 105 people lose their jobs?

Nobody can be happy with steady profits anymore, it has to be growth every quarter or the CEO is out and the stock tanks. This mentality is not healthy for the economy and society.

GoPro stock has also been a target for short sellers who see a stock that is an emotional buy for amateurs. They know they can rock the market disproportionately as the holders are inexperienced. GoPro did miss expectations but shares move in far greater swings than larger companies with more experienced and institutional holders.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)
In reply to:

Eugene232: $1700 for APS-C camera..
FF Sony costs $900

I tried to like a x100s, but couldn’t accept loosing in IQ after using A7..
sold Fuji..

Wow, how the mighty are fallen. Sony was the darling of the web two hours ago, now it is last week's lunch.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mister Joseph: Wait, what? $1,700 for a croppie with a fixed lcd?

No! This is FF µ43 is crop. 135 is MF (max falafel)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 00:49 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)
In reply to:

photomedium: Seems like a theme recently to produce successors of very popular cameras.
First nikon with the D300 update now fuji with the xpro. Put in the price prospective, seems nikon comes out on top here for just 300 bucks more.
Definitely this camera is intended to keep Fuji current customers more than grabbing new ones. Fuji seems maxed out on what they can deliver. Joystick, bigger sensor, dual SD. Can't even squeeze in an articulated touchscreen for fear of jinxing it and the max 8fps is more at the level of enthusiast DSLR than MILC.

Nikon does not rule the sales of cameras. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that people like other things too.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 00:48 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)
In reply to:

noflashplease: I keep thinking about the Sony A7II when I look at this Fuji. The Sony is the same price but with IBIS and a Full Frame sensor. I do like the concept the viewfinder on the X-Pro and X100 lines, but not enough to invest in APS-C in an era when Full Frame is about to become mainstream. Fujifilm either needs to invest in Full Frame or reconsider the X-mount. As it is, it looks as if Instax film is a higher volume business than Fujifilm's entire digital photography line.

"He knows the price of everything the value of nothing."

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:57 UTC

I used to have a camera powered by springs.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 21:24 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
Total: 710, showing: 41 – 60
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »