Gregm61

Gregm61

Lives in United States Dallas, United States
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Joined on Oct 24, 2005

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24mm equivalent view is not wide enough and I want something wider (and longer) that's better than a crappy add-on converter.

Buy 3-4 generations of LX100's with lenses you have to throw away each time you upgrade and you've bought the equivalent of an interchangeable lens body and 3 good quality zoom lenses that cover more range and you get to keep with each new generation body.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 20:10 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies

"wee need to create more lenses"....

Tell us all something we don't already know....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 25th comment
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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axlotl: I have read elsewhere that the lens has 5 aspheric elements with a total of 8 aspheric surfaces.

Yep, they're bending the heck out of the light to make the lens as small as possible and still cover the area of the sensor they are using.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 05:10 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (221 comments in total)
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KGP: Lets face it... mirrorless size/weight advantage applies only when prime lenses combined with these bodies. There is no way to skip the law of physic & optics... the larger the sensor the biggest the optical elements, the fastest the aperture the heavier the glass. So simple. This lens is a nice addition to Fuji's line up, im pretty sure its gonna kick ass !

This is definitely where any size convenience of mirrorless ends. You really need to go to smaller sensored cameras for a lens this speed to be decently-enough smaller. At this size, choosing DSLR or mirrorless is a matter of optical or electronic finder preference, not size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 12:32 UTC
On Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera article (106 comments in total)

Never mind.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:25 UTC as 12th comment
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)

B&H did a video showing them using the used unit they had. Quite impressive how they were picking tiny subjects in the river from way off and filling the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 93rd comment

I thought I knew little about video. Now I know, I know nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 187th comment
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Danny: Say NO(!) to CC software. You know why.

+2. This is my hobby and Photoshop is the product I like best. The reality is, I've been paying pretty much the same thing since Photoshop CS with each 18 month Photoshop upgrade at $180-$195. Whether it's $180-$195 once every 18 months or $10.81 per month, I care not.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 18:58 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2063 comments in total)
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vaclav1: There is something missing in the review about auto focus and shutter lag in the real life:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/05/29/sony-a6000-panasonic-gh4-tested-head-to-head-against-nikon-d4s.-the-result

Good follow-up to add to this review of the E-M1 from several months ago. It's still an excellent mirrorless performer relative to newer cameras, like the GH4.

If I was still using a DSLR I'd never be in a position to afford a camera like the Nikon D4s, much less the better lenses you really need to add to the D4s to get the best possible performance out of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 15:56 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (741 comments in total)
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midimid: Wait - 'there's no real portrait prime' on E-mount? Isn't there a 50mm 1.8 from the original lineup? And a 55mm 1.8 on FE?

Sony is just short on NEX system lenses, period. At this point, they've probably created more NEX/A6000 body models than dedicated lenses to fit them. In that respect, even Samsung has done a better job.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)

It is ideal to just leave the -0- antishock on all the time. It only engages at 1/320 second and below. At higher speeds it's not used, even if turned on.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 00:26 UTC as 27th comment
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:01 UTC as 193rd comment
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Zoran Krnjajic: Still without X-trans support.
Still hard to believe.
Therefore still not interested.

Especially DXO. I own DXO Pro 9 and have tried to like it for a while now and it's just not all that impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 00:47 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)

No wonder full frame DSLR's are getting so "affordable" LOL....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:08 UTC as 95th comment
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)

Certainly makes it an easy decision to eliminate that country from any list of places I'd be interested in visiting. Photography is always a big part of anywhere I travel. I am no street or people photograher so there's no style-cramping here, but the thought of not being able to capture a town square or such just because some unknown person who is a dot in the background might object? Scratch Hungary off the list.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 19:56 UTC as 104th comment
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Jogger: The 12-40 was shown to be all plastic inside with a thin metal casing... pretty sneaky if you ask me. The best built m43 lens so far is the Sigma made 75/1.8.. amazing internals.

Jogger, once a Micro forum troll, always a troll....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (495 comments in total)
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Jogger: This is the type of review that I would expect DigitalRev to put out.. the purposely, out of left field, hipster, trying too hard to be different approach to a non-review.. in order to mask lack of competence and indifference to the camera under review.

+2. Some things never change.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (614 comments in total)

All THREE lenses of the system. Wow.....what a "committment" ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:33 UTC as 160th comment | 3 replies
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (286 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: First, I look for a camera with a gold award. That doesn't narrow things down much so then I see what Ken Rockwell recommends and buy something else.

LMAO!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 22:06 UTC

Great stuff. Problem is, what's he going to come up with 6 months from now, and will they get bored with the A7 as fast as they have the NEX system?

They start and drop camera systems faster than Johnny Carson and Richard Pryor did wives.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:35 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
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