Mr Darma

Mr Darma

Joined on Feb 26, 2013

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On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)

I must admit, as a film shooter, I admire Olympus most of all for the indefinable quality of the images. But as you thumb through images one after another you realize it's only digital....I want to go digital so bad and get away from the lab....but the flat, waxy, magazine like quality of all digital images just can't be ignored....even with Olympus which appears to be one of the very best of them as seen (at least to me) in this gallery and the one from the M5......

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

If this is what I have to look forward to when I switch from film and get on the effete digital merry go round, I think I'll pass.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 22:40 UTC as 14th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

There was no Takumar 50mm f/1.2 lens for the Spotmatics. Pentax couldn't make a 1.2 lens until 1975 with the K mount bayonet lenses. The flange on the screw mount used by all Takumars was too small.
Of course you were only 14 then and memory sometimes plays tricks. :)

That said, this new K-3 seems to be an ace new camera....you should really enjoy it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 15:07 UTC as 152nd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

no video! hooray.....pre-Ai lenses....hooray....my dreams come true...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 18:14 UTC as 203rd comment | 3 replies
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (123 comments in total)

as expected, they stink. Placing an image on a 1/3 inch sensor is for kids.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:48 UTC as 15th comment
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bikinchris: I have this phone and find that in good light the camera does a fine job. See my gallery for a few examples.

exciting image capability...about equal to watching grass grow...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 12:55 UTC
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armanius: Bye bye K01!

correction: manual lenses can be stopped down but you'd never know it from the manual....found it in the blogs...the camera is looking better!...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 04:27 UTC
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armanius: Bye bye K01!

rock solid in your hand....not plasticky....and I do like Leica...I have three film M's...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 03:24 UTC
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armanius: Bye bye K01!

I bought this camera when the price dropped. It's a shame that a camera built like a Leica and has IQ second to none, http://www.pbase.com/classics/stuff, especially at high ISO had a few fatal shortcomings. For me the screen's daylight performance and the fact that it cannot stop down manual lenses were irrecoverable flaws. Why make a large mirrorless camera so it could use all the lenses and only go half way? The focus was OK with AF lenses but difficult with manual lenses...no in focus beep like my MZ-S and PZ1p......definitely could have used a viewfinder and a reticulated screen...so net net another marketing failure for Pentax. Finally it is boring...but then so are all digital cameras except for the single digit Nikon pro bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 13:57 UTC
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