WhyNot

WhyNot

Lives in United States N, AL, United States
Joined on Jul 24, 2009

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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WhyNot: Having just read the “Shooting Experience” I find this an odd User's Report for a review article – a little more subjective than the usual...

“ … And you know why not? Because the LX100 is a lovely camera. … “

There is no real discussion of comparison or reference, really,with the RX100 which is pocketable or the X-100T or, more recent, X-30 which are also “lovely cameras” that are not pocketable..

I also think that this camera like other high end compacts at this price point are mostly about the lens and those that they might replace --- in this case the 12-35mm f/2.8 mFT lens by Panasonic... I'd like more discussion/comparison here..

I really like DPRs Shooter’s Report and the similar personal experience pieces that have recently appeared on other review sites... I live where I cannot compare many of these cameras, and probably none of these high end compacts...So your opinion matters in my decisions about what camera best fits my needs.. Currently I am looking for a “carry everywhere” camera to replace the S90 and the shorter/wider-angle range of my ILS camera lenses. So I do look forward to these reviews and comparison articles... Thank you for this one..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)

Having just read the “Shooting Experience” I find this an odd User's Report for a review article – a little more subjective than the usual...

“ … And you know why not? Because the LX100 is a lovely camera. … “

There is no real discussion of comparison or reference, really,with the RX100 which is pocketable or the X-100T or, more recent, X-30 which are also “lovely cameras” that are not pocketable..

I also think that this camera like other high end compacts at this price point are mostly about the lens and those that they might replace --- in this case the 12-35mm f/2.8 mFT lens by Panasonic... I'd like more discussion/comparison here..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 14:01 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)
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WhyNot: The concept of “appropriate for an enthusiast” is ambiguous. I would think for someone wanting to take great pictures sensor size shouldn't matter so much as having a camera with you at all times. If the goal is to sell 16X20 or larger prints then a FF or larger sensor is most appropriate. I voted 1” because I always think of enthusiasts as being as enthusiastic about the gear as the picture and the 1” sensor seems to be where quality gear begins to appear and be most appreciated... (of course there is the X30 which look pretty good.)

jtan163 …..I'm sorry, I just don't get your problem with my statement, as the question posed for the poll didn't ask for “MY” choice but what I would expect an enthusiast – presumably on this forum – to want... As for myself I actually did vote my preference as I believe that the 1” fixed lens cameras that have been recently introduced satisfy MY desire for quality in build and IQ and provide considerable versatility in use... That's not to say that they meet all my desires as they will not replace my macro lenses.... maybe you just got caught up in the ambiguity of the poll question or would have preferred a different phrasing of the question. ….

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On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)

The concept of “appropriate for an enthusiast” is ambiguous. I would think for someone wanting to take great pictures sensor size shouldn't matter so much as having a camera with you at all times. If the goal is to sell 16X20 or larger prints then a FF or larger sensor is most appropriate. I voted 1” because I always think of enthusiasts as being as enthusiastic about the gear as the picture and the 1” sensor seems to be where quality gear begins to appear and be most appreciated... (of course there is the X30 which look pretty good.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)

Interesting, but the M10 just appears to by another mFT camera with little to grab our attention... AND when did a $700 camera become a "budget" camera???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:27 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2064 comments in total)

Panasonic, I believe, introduced something called pinpoint auto focus with the GX1 or G5. Does the E-M1 have a similar auto focus setting? Is this what is refereed to as Single in the Specs? If either of these is true does it work the same way with Olympus as with Panasonic?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 20:56 UTC as 64th comment
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (258 comments in total)

“By removing the mirror and optical viewfinder, manufacturers are able to make their cameras smaller, without compromising ergonomics, … “ ???? I'd like to suggest that unless you spend all your time on a tripod or using a camera as a computer that by keeping, and sometime increasing, the number of controls found on a DSLR that these smaller cameras do compromise ergonomics.... I own three mFT bodies (which I do like for many reasons) and find that too often when I'm shooting I find myself looking at a menu in the viewfinder or finding that a parameter has been unintentionally changed to my chagrin …. Even you write about the G6 that you don't like the “Tight controls and small buttons “ this is to me what ergonomics is mostly about..... These companies need to rethink the control and operations layout for these cameras or let the body fit the functions it was made for or specify hand size like they do for gloves... Well maybe I go too far....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 15:50 UTC as 63rd comment | 6 replies

I think a 150mm, a 300 f/4 or a105mm macro would be great but a 15mm lens??? We already have 12, 14, 17 and 20mm primes (and a 9-18mm zoom) – do we need one for every integer focal length? We even have a 15mm f/8 for those of us that want to stuff a GF/GM/GX/Pen into our pockets.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 02:18 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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WhyNot: Another interesting camera.. What surprises me most is the lack of the viewfinder option the LX7 has. It may have attracted a few of us that have that viewfinder and maybe sold a few at the cost of a couple mm in height.. As to pocketable I think that will be dependent on the pocket; and, being an interchangeable lens camera we'll probably have the 20 or 25mm lens on it and then how pocketable will it be?

T3 …. I guess I never saw the point in carrying a camera body without its lens in my pocket. One review criteria always used is the start up time for a camera but that's not a factor if it includes attaching the lens! .. Well maybe we could use the 15mm body cap lens and then we'd have a $750 equivalent of the old Kodak... Sorry not interested in carrying a camera around without the lens attached...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 15:40 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)

Another interesting camera.. What surprises me most is the lack of the viewfinder option the LX7 has. It may have attracted a few of us that have that viewfinder and maybe sold a few at the cost of a couple mm in height.. As to pocketable I think that will be dependent on the pocket; and, being an interchangeable lens camera we'll probably have the 20 or 25mm lens on it and then how pocketable will it be?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 14:00 UTC as 126th comment | 5 replies
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

Interesting camera... Interesting price.. I think at this price point the question is “Is this lens of a quality that Zeiss would offer as stand alone lens and at what price?” and if the question is yes and the price is right then do I need this lens in this form? I suspect that for me I'd just as soon have the Panny FZ200 for less than half the price (as I suspect they are both sunshine cameras.) .....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:55 UTC as 154th comment | 4 replies
On Best Digital Cameras for Kids article (141 comments in total)

How about the Lomography Konstruktor? Seems like a great gift for a preteen or early teen and his father.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 17:41 UTC as 13th comment

So I took the survey!! What does it mean f I score between 40 and 65? Stay out of camera stores and stay away from these forums?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

I have been trying to understand where these Fixed lens high end compacts fit into a camera bag... For this Nikon version, if the A had a 35mm (EFL) lens it might have been a “street camera” but 28 is a little wide. I can only think that this is a 28mm (EFL) lens for a Nikon APS shooter. If you're shooting wildlife with your telephoto lens on the DSLR and all of a sudden you see a opportunity that requires a 28mm then you can whip this out of the bag and not have to change lenses or carry a second big DSLR with a 28mm attached... and you get to pay a slight premium for the convenience... I'm not sure what other argument I could make for owning one – the P330 is certainly a more versatile carry everywhere camera with some IQ penalty I suppose.....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 16:10 UTC as 34th comment
On CP+ 2013: Casio Interview article (44 comments in total)

The reviews I've read about Casio compact cameras would make them appear to be an interesting product. Unfortunately I can't recall the last time I actually saw a Casio camera. They've marketed calculators in my area. I probably have even owned one. But again I can't remember ever seeing a Casio camera for sale in my neighborhood of the SE USA.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 20:12 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2013: Panasonic interview article (202 comments in total)

Interesting and somewhat discouraging... My understanding of what they are saying is that Panasonic is market driven – they don't want to introduce a product that isn't guaranteed sales of 100K units; the camera market is complex and they don't fully understand it; they have problems communicating the benefits of their product in some markets. ….... Now, I do own some of their products and while I like most conceptually sometimes using them can be trying. … My take is that Panasonic, Sony and Samsung are all very innovative electronics companies trying to act like Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Olympus in the still camera business – it's going to take time and persistence and some mistakes. .... Personally I'm trying hard to like mFT but may still migrate back to Canikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 20:05 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (211 comments in total)

I always enjoyed using my Pentax SLRs and this seems to be a very nice camera; but, I wish it had, at least, the option of a VF like the XZ-2. I've yet to see an LCD that worked well in the sunlight (the tilting LCD helps maybe) ... It also seemed strange that the review compared this camera to the XZ-2 but didn't include that camera in its table ???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 15:41 UTC as 17th comment
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)

Interesting article... Unlike the older reviews of various classes of P/S cameras helping us to select the one that best suited our needs these cameras really don't compete with each other. Does this article represent what DPR considers the best of class???

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 16:13 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Now I'm confused I just tried to edit my last entry and nothing happens when I press the EDIT button. Nothing happens when I press the Reply button... Maybe I no longer know how to interact with this on line forums.... Maybe I will have to read the manual.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 21:35 UTC as 134th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

I just went through your pull down menus and I assume that you know or it has already been mentioned that trying to reach any article or review (of any kind) leads your “Error has Occurred” page......

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 135th comment
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