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Gesture: DSLRs-the cockpit of the space shuttle is less complicated. Pentax tried to simplify the DSLR interface with the K-01, but was never followed up. No courage to rethink the camera and clearly the OEMs are locked in standardized subassemblies, dial placement, etc.

There is something like 25 buttons, dials, sliders, etc. on a typical Canon-Nikon DSLR. There has to be better way. Look at the Nikon Df-it's almost a parody of a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 21:07 UTC

DSLRs-the cockpit of the space shuttle is less complicated. Pentax tried to simplify the DSLR interface with the K-01, but was never followed up. No courage to rethink the camera and clearly the OEMs are locked in standardized subassemblies, dial placement, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 02:57 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
On The new Canon 35L II will be a thing of beauty article (220 comments in total)

Nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 01:35 UTC as 28th comment
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rfsIII: Looks like a perfect second camera for video. Or buy three and you could produce some very sophisticated television programming.

Use manual focus in video.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 20:27 UTC

Does this system have a 60mm macro lens and better manual focusing??????????

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Wow. Canon, Nikon and Pentax. Now, if I were to base the award on the best achievement with the least resources,the winner would be ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 04:07 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Showcase: Greg Krycinski article (44 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: How nice to see these. I like ultra-saturated travel photos as much as the next person, but these images have a certain directness and serenity that just seems more meaningful to me.

Minor White. Ansel. Wynn. Etc.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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Scott Nicol: If the filter on the sensor is letting through 380-1000nm light, isn't this a full spectrum rather than IR specific camera? To generate IR only images you would still need to add an IR pass filter to the front of the lens (e.g. a 590nm pass IR for example for near IR) otherwise what stops you blowing the exposure with visible light? If so do Fuji plan to manufacture them / sell them as accessories? Of course, an advantage of this approach is you can change the filter to IR cut off (or UV) pass for visible or UV use, increasing the flexibility at the expense of IR photographic convenience (I don't know how many filters would be required to cover all fuji lens filter sizes). My only experience is of a converted NEX camera but on that, some lenses (typically cheaper kit lenses) also create IR hotspots at smaller apertures - I'd be interested whether some of Fuji's lenses also suffer from this. Nevertheless, an interesting little niche camera for Fuji here which I applaud.

Look through this seller's listings:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/image-laboratory/m.html?item=191588484323&hash=item2c9b9044e3&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

They show mounting filters on the inside lens surface in some ads.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 14:27 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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Gesture: Professional-grade infrared technology

Just what does that mean?

As a proud customer of Kolari Vision, among other IR conversion vendors, I think so.

I've also worked with most every vintage digital camera that had strong IR sensitivity or a way of moving the IR filter out of the way. Sony V1, Sony V3, Olympus C-2000 and C-2020, Minolta 5 and 7, Epson PC850Z are your best bets for an inexpensive venture into "IR" photography.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)

Professional-grade infrared technology

Just what does that mean?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)
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Scott Nicol: If the filter on the sensor is letting through 380-1000nm light, isn't this a full spectrum rather than IR specific camera? To generate IR only images you would still need to add an IR pass filter to the front of the lens (e.g. a 590nm pass IR for example for near IR) otherwise what stops you blowing the exposure with visible light? If so do Fuji plan to manufacture them / sell them as accessories? Of course, an advantage of this approach is you can change the filter to IR cut off (or UV) pass for visible or UV use, increasing the flexibility at the expense of IR photographic convenience (I don't know how many filters would be required to cover all fuji lens filter sizes). My only experience is of a converted NEX camera but on that, some lenses (typically cheaper kit lenses) also create IR hotspots at smaller apertures - I'd be interested whether some of Fuji's lenses also suffer from this. Nevertheless, an interesting little niche camera for Fuji here which I applaud.

Exactly. Rather go Kolari Vision dual mode. Or have a specific wavelength, say 650 nm, installed in place of the hot mirror.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 14:25 UTC
On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (101 comments in total)

I keep hearing Dolly Parton in the background: "Here you come again" subscription model.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 25th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1552 comments in total)
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Gesture: What happens when you carry it in a pocket and dust/sweat/humidity causes an issue. WHAT IS WARRANTY-SERVICE response? How durable are these modern $1K marvels proving.

Good suggestion about extended warranty. What ever happened to Gear Shop BTW.

DPReview should do a serious article on warranty repair in the camera industry in light of how expensive so many of the cameras are. Yes, many of the early digitals were expensive, think $1,500 for a Minolta 7!, but today's industry is different. With modern manufacturing I am astounded how many cameras, like this one, hover at $1K.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1552 comments in total)

What happens when you carry it in a pocket and dust/sweat/humidity causes an issue. WHAT IS WARRANTY-SERVICE response? How durable are these modern $1K marvels proving.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 100th comment | 10 replies
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (316 comments in total)

I can get a nice APS-C DSLR kit for so much money. Silly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies

Fun to see. M43 is gaining traction from several directions: lenses; platforms; connectivity; a new sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 17:11 UTC as 7th comment
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1252 comments in total)

Styling reminds me of Panasonic's first DSLR cameras with Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 02:54 UTC as 93rd comment | 6 replies
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1252 comments in total)

Will it be Gear Shop recommended?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 17:10 UTC as 123rd comment
On Lytro ILLUM and Desktop software get major updates article (34 comments in total)

Could some of the Lytro technology be applied to some type of more conventional hybrid camera?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 4th comment

I sure hope so, but Footnote 1 is troubling. It is tiresome that the modern printers have so much difficulty auto-switching between Ethernet, USB and WiFi, and, can only work for the most part in WiFi through a router.

I want to print directly from my WiFi enabled computer to a printer. I don't use WiFi for the Internet.

Are there any WiFi printers out there that will work in ad-hoc mode????????

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 18:33 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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