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About me:

Contax RTS from the mid 70's - still on the shelf.
G5 Canon started it in digital about 2000.
2005, 30D was added w/L series
Nov 08, The 1DsMkII was added.
Several ZS series 3-7 added.
2 custom bags share space with video.


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On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m3 (2962 comments in total)

All I want to see is Live View recording example on smart phone -
If not this camera - then one that does.

I need to have camera on motorcycle mounted low or to rear - with functions at the bars.

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 22:47 UTC as 444th comment
On Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review (22 comments in total)

Lumix-dmc-G6 has external mic in the same class.
Sensor Size -
Canon - 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Lumix - Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Explain This Difference before I explode...
Why are specs mixed format? To keep us confused?

I try to give best advice to new students - now I'm handicapped with non standard specs between models.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 04:42 UTC as 15th comment
On article Accessory Review: Kata Digital Rucksack 467-DL (48 comments in total)

I LOve My hard body Kata very much -
If I was doing review -
it would be real time video of it being accessed -
near water hazards -
sharp very hard rocks 3 feet below -
to show no worries with this type of bottom feeder.

To implement options to carry Tripod -
is not that difficult for this caliber of person.

My ThinkTank Roller - -
onboard aircraft - it's all of 34lbs.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 01:58 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Accessory Review: Kata Digital Rucksack 467-DL (48 comments in total)
In reply to:

backayonder: I own three Kata Bags, you can't beat them.

I love my hard body case -
Kata OC-82 GDC. Heavily Loaded.
If it fell at 50 knots - No Worries.

I've tried & usually don't care for unbalanced loaded bottom feeders that require two hands to control to secure.

If the bottom portion was hard body - balanced self closing - I'd be all over it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 01:27 UTC
On photo Water drop in the Liquid In Liquid challenge (1 comment in total)

I LOve this Shot

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 00:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon Coolpix P7700 Hands-on Preview (192 comments in total)

There's only one reason I'm here -
The Articulated Screen.

8FPS, that's better than 7D.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 21:42 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon Coolpix P7700 Hands-on Preview (192 comments in total)

AnyOne that Adds a Full Articulated Screen Camera to their already full load DSLR setups will find they use this option first every time.

I'd bet 1/4 of all shots - you cannot physically get behind the camera.

Try to capture view of SN tag & ports with your head & body behind the 52" TV, w/o moving it - I dare Ya.
I have 12K in Canon Gear -
Using flex screen every chance I get for the hundreds of views not possible.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 21:41 UTC as 10th comment
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review (187 comments in total)

I think in the end - the only way to get a true review of any camera -
is set up 5 of them on the same beam - same subject - same lighting.
Each one taking 10 shots - I'd suspect some difference.

Auto Settings:
Sort Focusing First -
Exposure - Second -

Now manual settings:
If focusing becomes an issue - why go further.
As long as it's sharp - computer can alter color.
I'm Quite impressed with this series - Having the ZS3.
What I find critical for GPS - and no one so far really thinks out of the box why.

You are on the freeway - 75mph - you grab quick shot of something - for some reason You Did - right.
Now a Month goes by - You See the Image and go - where the Hell was this?
What about on the Boat? I dare Ya to recall the spot with no landmarks.
Cheers to those who are true Gadgets Freaks.

Before I forget -
The 2 Sec Delay Shutter - If you don't take advantage of this - You missed the next level of sharpness w/o Flash.
I sorta wish it could be set to default when in low light.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 19:24 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon V1 and J1 Hands-on Preview (151 comments in total)
In reply to:

MarceloSalup: All things being equal, it's the new Fuji X10 or the Sony NEX7; I think Nikon didn't hit it on the mark on this one. AND, it's an ugly camera.

You are on to something here.
In the last few reviews of several systems, the first thing I look for is lens specs.
What the heck is going on with these high f-stop starting points of 3.5, and beyond?

Then I as well happened onto the X10.
For obvious reasons.
So many miss the clues.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 20:36 UTC
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