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On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)

Lovely capture. Love the pose and the lighting. My only nit would be a bit more depth of field so that both eyes were in focus (only noticeable when fully blown up). Well done!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 23:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Boston sunset in the Your City - HDR in overdrive: cityscape challenge (10 comments in total)

What a marvelous composition. Actually IMO the sun (which I didn't even notice at first) doesn't add anything to the picture. A well deserved win.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 23:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Enchanted Forest in the Shades of Black in Nature challenge (6 comments in total)

stunning shot. well desreved win.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 16:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Sunrise at Porters Lake in the Abstract Photo of a Sunset or Sunrise challenge (6 comments in total)

What a wonderful shot. Was the camera on a tripod or hand held when you panned the camera?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)

Obviously photo shopped, but I like it. Has a surrealistic quality about it.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 14:01 UTC as 7th comment
On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (269 comments in total)

The beginning of the end of the traditional SLR/ Mirrorless SLR for the average user?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:17 UTC as 56th comment
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (733 comments in total)
In reply to:

Papi61: Why do Sony cameras have to be so "boxy" and unappealing? Not discussing IQ here, but Samsung and Panasonic clearly have Sony beat, as far as design goes.

Agreed. Thing looks like a brick. Put some angles on that thing and they'll probably sell a lot more of them. The new Lumix G7 is rather stunning IMO. And contrary to what some people say, looks do matter.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 10:35 UTC

Leica products are targeted for the uber rich, much like Rolex, Ferrari, etc. Are they well made? Probably. Will they take better photos than most any other modern digital camera? Probably not (certainly not $9000 better). Will a Rolex keep better time than a Timex? Will a Ferrari really perform that much better than an American Corvette or even a Shelby Mustang? Certainly not that much better to justify the 4 to five times price difference. The uber rich need to spend thier money on something. That's why these companies exist. You are buying mystique, tradition, cachet at these price levels.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 12:27 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies

What does Nikon have against tilt screens in their upper level models? How can one possibly take a hand held selfie with one of these cameras!!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 15:52 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)
In reply to:

Kaso: Strengthen the technical analyses of cameras and lenses. Stop the wimpy essays like this one, which is already one too many! No need for opinions by some pretender sitting in a cafe with a fruit-brand notebook and typing out a stupid stream of unconsciousness.

Ouch!!! A bit harsh in my opinion and probably unjustified. Having a bad day at work?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)

Specs aside, I think Canon should can the "Rebel" brand name and just go with the 750/760 name globally. I equate the "Rebel" brand name with a cheaper, inferior, entry level product. 750D/760D IMO evokes a more upscale "professional" product. Just my opinion...

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 51st comment | 8 replies
On article Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America (250 comments in total)

I guess I don't get it. If video is so important to some individuals why not buy a dedicated high end video camera instead of a stills camera that a manufacturer has slapped video capabilities into. If it looks like a dslr it's a dslr.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 (290 comments in total)

Is it mirrorless yet? Sarcasm aside, this camera line (D5xxx) is just begging to go mirrorless. Try liveview in a mirrorless camera. Seamless. Liveview in a dslr? Not so much so. Electronic viewfinder? Most of the naysayers have probably never used one. Yeah for those professional sports shots optical is probably the way to go, but for the rest of us EVF offers features OVF users can only dream of. Two separate focusing systems in a DSLR (because of that flip up mirror)? Why not just have one (as in mirrorless). Makes more sense to me. Until Nikon goes to a mirrorless line I'll continue to happily use my Lumix G5. BTW, I did come from a D5100, which now sits unused in it's original box, though a Nikon mirrorless D5500 would certainly get my attention...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 14:42 UTC as 25th comment
On photo Milky Way Explosion in the The Beauty. challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful shot! Are those lights on the mountain from climbers on their way up Rainier?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo The first drop... in the Large Aperture #2 challenge (4 comments in total)

Love the shot, definitely deserving, but that drop of water certainly isn't gonna wind up in her mouth . Nonetheless certainly a great pic!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 19:42 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Interesting concept, but sometimes these so called "revolutionary" technological advances typically only yield minor, very minor, or something the average person could not even see improvements in IQ. Sort of like the new "revolutionary" curved LED TV's. For the life of me I cannot see how a curved TV screen will improve my viewing experience.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 13:57 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2096 comments in total)
In reply to:

Brooks11: Thinking about purchasing this camera. I would like some feedback on how this camera works with the 7-14mm Lumix lens. Specifically fringing.


And if the camera (any camera actually) can produce excellent OOC Jpegs why not use it? Using in camera software vs software on a PC; does it really matter which one you use if it produces the desired results? Software is software; doesn't really matter where it physically resides.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 12:16 UTC
On photo A lot of sun umbrellas in the Beach Umbrellas challenge (6 comments in total)

Lovely shot but not my idea of spending time at the ocean...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 15:32 UTC as 2nd comment

So what can we extrapolate might show up in a future FZ250 now that the FZ70 specs have been released??

My guess:

Same body as FZ70
Obviously an articulated LCD screen.
Of course the higher resolution viewfinder
A leica branded lens
finally a rubberized eyecup.
It's not gonna be weather sealed or magnesium.
It aint gonna have a manual zoom ring.
I cant see them going less than 16meg sensor from a marketing point of view.

My guess is the FZ250 is gonna be geared towards the enthusiast market and higher IQ. So maybe, just maybe it will have somewhat larger sensor and the Leica branded lens will be scaled back to 800 or 900 but continue with the f2.8 constant aprature. I believe there will be an emphasis on reduced noise and higher IQ. You will pay a premium price...

I am really looking forward to a release of this camera. I own an FZ150 (which I love) and a Nikon D5100 ( which I have yet to fully embrace).

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 23:26 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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tenorsaxman: Slow motorised zoom lens again! Panasonic had a great lens on the FZ50,fantastic construction and range despite its small size.The lens was let down by the sensor performance. If Panasonic used the same lens coupled with the improvements in the venus engine etc I would buy it.
I'd love to get a good bridge camera so I don't have to lug all my heavy gear around just because I cant be without a camera,but the persistence with motorised zooms is annoying. Agree with the comments re telephoto range,500mm is more than enough, just give us a bigger sensor.
Note to manufacturers- give us what we want not what you think we want!

Actually IMO I like the motorized zoom on these so called "bridge" cameras. I prefer them over a manual zoom. So, you sir, please do not presume to know what all bridge camera purchasers want. But as far as 1200mm being excessive I would have to agree with you. But hey, if the picture quality is not half bad, why not. I can think situations where it might come in handy. I don't think at $399 most folks are expecting $6000 lens quality. If Panasonic could get these into the big box stores (Best buy) they'd have no problem selling tons of them...

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 23:02 UTC
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