ambercool

ambercool

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Has a website at http://www.ambercool.com
Joined on Aug 18, 2008

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I might buy into Fuji now because of this new version of the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 17:28 UTC as 11th comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mark Chan: Continuing from my post below

The EPL-7 is a boring update - and I hope the -EP-5 successor will have that viewfinder inbuilt, but I don't think one should complain about it being a disappointment when it is capable of striding the line between point and shoot upgrade - for those that just don't bother to do their homework, and as a serious compact alternative to large dslrs for those that need it with a bit of fiddling - for those that do their homework.
rant off

Why read the manual? Just go for it. That's the main joy of trying out new things. Besides, you can still take a photograph with the most basic functions.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (317 comments in total)

OMG I want this!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 22:53 UTC as 132nd comment | 2 replies

This is so ridiculous. Of course anyone who presses the button owns the copyright, but in this case the photographer deliberately wanted the monkey to take its photo for him. I hope this turns out with just cause because things like this is ridiculous to even debate about.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 279th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)

Might have to get it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 04:02 UTC as 232nd comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Why does anybody care about the video specifications of this high-grade stills camera? If I had $3000 to drop on this I'd do so for the amazing pictures it can take, not the Vimeo or YouTube clips it can record. It's an SLR, not a camcorder.

I don't care for video either, but everyone has to see the growing trend of this market.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)

I have to get this!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Vegasus: Sony products somehow always invented new technology but after a while, today's technology will be replaced by tomorrow's technology. This is mean price will drop a lot. Last time A mount lens, then E mount soon FE mount then what? Can't they keep it simple? New tech with new body, but still able to use older lens with no adaptor ring at all.
Another one is the NEX cameras, now they changed it to A cameras. Geez, just bought NEX-5 for like $990ish, changed the name now worth less than half the price.

This is true with all technology though. The Intel chip inside your computer will be so cheap by next year and so on and so forth. For those, not you, that think lenses and sensors won't fall into the same technological advancements is just ignorance.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
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DotCom Editor: "...even this component is lovingly crafted from brushed aluminum. It's easy to be cynical, but this kind of attention to detail is exactly why Leica fanatics stick with the company."

This will make my photographs better how, exactly?

Here's the thing... I'm not the one complaining. FYI, you can't have exactly the same photographs. There will always be at least one variable, if not many, that will be presently different.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 21:42 UTC
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DotCom Editor: "...even this component is lovingly crafted from brushed aluminum. It's easy to be cynical, but this kind of attention to detail is exactly why Leica fanatics stick with the company."

This will make my photographs better how, exactly?

Sell your car and go back to riding a bike. Bikes still get you to work... :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 04:07 UTC
On In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared article (69 comments in total)

These are really nice and very high quality!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 03:28 UTC as 4th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (739 comments in total)
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steelhead3: I guess the reviewer was not familiar with the Sony lens line up "(there's no real portrait prime"; what is the 50 1.8? The ZA Emont 55 1.8 is also available.

I thought steelhead3 was stating equivalent lenses for the E-mount. So what you guys are saying is that they didn't release a 32mm f/1.8 until only recently? I'm not entirely sure why that makes any sense on Sony's part.

This almost seems like they were too lazy to make the proper equivalent conversions and just ported the focal lengths until a later date?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (739 comments in total)
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steelhead3: I guess the reviewer was not familiar with the Sony lens line up "(there's no real portrait prime"; what is the 50 1.8? The ZA Emont 55 1.8 is also available.

Any lens can be used for portraits, but I think what they are referring to here is an 85mm and above.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 16:19 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)
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gLOWx: You love primes ?
One word : PENTAX
And another word : Limited

After that, you can speak about overpriced Zeiss, Sony, Sigma Tamron, Canon, Nikon, whatever lenses.

You've already done a comparison? Nice. Send the link please.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 23:52 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)
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ambercool: Why was the Summilux 50 f/1.4 left out?

Impressive answer. Well played... well played... :)

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 16:09 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)

Why was the Summilux 50 f/1.4 left out?

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 15:36 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Sony... why must you take my monies??

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 17:56 UTC as 586th comment
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)
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PiscesNH69: I don't get why people complain about "overly processed" macros yet lots of praises on "overly processed" landscape photos. what's the difference?

Ignorance is the cause.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 04:20 UTC
On Calumet Oak Brook, Illinois store reopens this Sunday article (41 comments in total)

I hope they take retail seriously because even when they took over the Penn Camera where I was, nothing changed. It was the same terrible customer service and without that warm greeting. Companies are surprised that they do bad and business closes down. A huge part of it is pure first line greeting and customer service. Online has a huge advantage because it's the same thing as shopping by yourself in a real store.

This is just my perspective with my one particular store, and even if it doesn't represent the whole it's still a part of the problem.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 03:09 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)

I think this is very promising. Give the damn thing a chance.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 06:44 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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