King Penguin

King Penguin

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Joined on May 11, 2012

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rsenk19: It is difficult to trust the word "forever" from companies like Sony...

Leica!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:06 UTC
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rsenk19: It is difficult to trust the word "forever" from companies like Sony...

Nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
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kisvakoncl: OMG!!! Easily another "Camera of the Month" by Sony.. :D

....well, in terms of holding resale value......yes!

I and millions of other normal users don't upgrade our cameras every 5 minutes to get the latest gadget/gizmo!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
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Combatmedic870: For a second I thought they used panda skin or something with the permission of Chinese government. I was about to flip out!

But I like the idea of these cameras. Atleast they stand for something. They could atleast donate 1 dollar made from each camera and adopt a panda for christ sake....

...or American dentists......

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
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Geoffrey S Baker: D5 and D500 have only a three MINUTE clip length at 4k.....not sure if you can go longer with an external recorder.

D500 is 30 mins

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
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utphoto: An aluminum top plate with some normal wear and tear abrasions, won't do well in salt water. Salt corrodes aluminum and a protective coating or a hard anodize won't be 100% secure forever.

Aluminium sea boats do well and last for years, most are unpainted, they're very tough and used all over the world!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
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Aroart: I find it rather amusing how many photographers think there so artistic and creative when most take snap shots with high end gear and mess around in photo shop a little ... Its funny how they say there telling a story when all there doing is documenting an event.. Von Wong is a true artistic photographer his images are worthy of fantasy art and graphic novel covers..

Ad hominem 'fmian', ad hominem

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 07:17 UTC
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papa natas: I liked it.
Not enough to go and buy the camera, but guys...Thanks for not using "cool" and "sexy" about the camera's features.
Mystery question:
How do they get a British accent guy in...Seattle?

I'm a good example, I missed the grey stage and went directly to bald :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
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papa natas: I liked it.
Not enough to go and buy the camera, but guys...Thanks for not using "cool" and "sexy" about the camera's features.
Mystery question:
How do they get a British accent guy in...Seattle?

Erm......surely 'grey' as he's a Brit.......

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (404 comments in total)

Wow, these new cameras are tiny, much too light & small for my hands....I think I'll stick with my mirrorless offering........a Calumet Cadet LF camera 😄

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 09:50 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: The D500 looks better than the D5 for 4K UHD video but the Samsung NX1 kills both of them with both DCI 4K 4096x2160 and 4K UHD without cropping the sensor in 4K UHD mode.

Good luck mounting your Nikon glass on that.....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)
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DenWil: Another opportunity for responses from small, old or infirm people, for whom 1.9 pounds is big and heavy and who take every feature omission (by their standards) as a personal affront.

I agree, if they emptied their pockets of loose change or left their hand gun at home, they'd have the stamina to carry a proper camera :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 22:55 UTC
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Thorgrem: Apparently Olympus hit a home run with this amazing lens. Otherwise the non m4/3 users wouldn't be shouting about this lens in the 3 different articles. Apparently they feel m4/3 more and more as a threat. But even more and more as a serious option.

Why would someone with a FF camera perceive M43 as a threat? Most bizarre statement!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (103 comments in total)

When my son was 9, I gave him a Panasonic G2, 'cos he wanted a camera that looked like is dad's DSLR.

He loved it and used it most in video mode :)

When he was 14, I gave him a GoPro......and he doesn't use the G2 much now.....

GoPro for vids and his iPhone for stills, it's all he uses.....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 17:04 UTC as 36th comment

Nice to see he's using the older AF-D lenses, small and light and with an aperture ring + very good value for money........highly underrated in my opinion!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 21:43 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies

And the moral of this story is don't buy into a system for the body, buy into a system for the lenses......then, when they upgrade the body in a year or so, if you wish you can upgrade seamlessly.......

That's what millions and millions of photographers do for the long term......and that's why Canon, Nikon and Leica are still in business.....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 99th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (211 comments in total)

Well, the results in this test seem to show the Leica Q lens gives better results, coupled with Lecia customer service levels and better down the road resale values......I know where I'd spend my money......

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:56 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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Calvin Chann: Where I am in Europe, the NX1 never arrived. It was vapourware.

It is in Europe at present, but who knows after the 2017 referendum.......maybe we'll be towed out into the Atlantic :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)
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mathlawguy: DPreview has alienated many readers, including me, by an enthusiastic and little-qualified endorsement of a very one-sided blog entry without any apparent recognition of the issues that have persisted for a long time with DSLR cameras. It insults them because many of dpreview's very knowledgeable readers have decided that the insoluble problems of 50 years of DSLRs are outweighed by the huge advantages of mirrorless, notwithstanding their residual flaws. Unfortunately, some good points in the blog entry have their credibility overwhelmed by a polemical tone suggesting that design choices in mirrorless are "wrong" because the author simply has different priorities than many consumers. Yes, the Sony A7 series, for example, does not have the battery life of DSLRs; as a user, I too wish it had better. But this is a tradeoff. As a non-professional, I prefer inserting little batteries more frequently to leaving my camera or a lens at home because it does not fit in a carryon.

Ha, 'Nomirror99' complaining of trolls, LOL, his name gives us a clue!

He's a Sony fanboy who can't stand any critisism of his beloved brand.

A few weeks ago I made a valid point about the Leica Q compared to the new Sony compact (I didn't diss the Sony in fact I said it was a fine camera) and because my comment found favour with other readers who dared to like it, he accused me of multiple identities liking my own post.....as if I had the time, I'm not that sad!

He also said and I quote 'Sony has the best image quality of any camera, period'......this comment alone shows his lack of subjectivity on the issue.

Being a normal amateur photographer with no pretentions of being a pro, I'm interested in taking photos so ergonomics and lens quality, choice and value beats dinky gizmo cameras with or without a mirror any day of the week.

Hey, 'Nomirror99', I use an iPhone and drive a BMW as well, so you can hate me even more if you like :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 07:45 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)
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Mike99999: It is difficult to take Ming Thein seriously. His photos are terrible and his opinions a joke. A bit like Ken Rockwell but without the humor.

Just a hunch, but my guess is you own a mirrorless camera and don't like his conclusions.

No need to rubbish the man though.....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 14:08 UTC
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