Tape5

Tape5

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A camera is made of three components:

Its physical attributes ie wt, form, size, ergonomics etc
Its photo-electronic attributes ie lens, sensor, processing etc
And its cultrual attributes ie as an accessory, its popularity, its iconic appeal

These three all interact and influence what pictures are taken using the camera. Each one factor can be adequate justification for many to purchase the camera and they all interact with each other.

Further, strength in each category of attributes can be seen as justification for insufficiencies in other categories.

But after all, the brain that is wired to the finger that presses the shutter remains the most important part of a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:49 UTC as 22nd comment
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)

There is a lot inside a name and our perception depends very much on what we choose to call something.

Think of this 'thing' as a monocular with a sensor and everything else added around its zoom capability and suddenly you feel more relaxed.

Think of it as a digital camera with a nutty zoom and it immediately becomes bin material.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 10:05 UTC as 50th comment

Every single time I walked into a Jessops store I had a disappointing experience.

Dinosaurs like Jessops should have died years ago. They ripped people off for decades with over priced items and poor service. Now it is their time to vanish.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 10:48 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies

First it was Jap this Jap that - copycat brainless tech thieves the Japanese. Look at it now, all that nonsense has turned into high respect for the Japanese electronic and technical mastery. Now everyone wants to make sure that theirs is Japanese.

For all the zombies who missed the first show of prejudice and stupidity that ran for nearly four decades, you can start a brand new show, booting Korean technology and feeling better about yourselves ( and your revered Japanese brands ).

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 16:07 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

EVF omission? Who cares? Just hold the little bloody thing and point it towards your next masterpiece and press the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 20:35 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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IrishhAndy: When it came to a popular vote customers chose convenience and utility over megapixels. I hope the big boys have learned their lesson.

If Nikon had made a 16mpx D400 it would have probably been the best selling DX camera ever and might well have topped this poll. But Nikon know better than their customers who are now flocking to micro four thirds.

One more thing.........

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/01/top-camera-of-the-year-2012.html

Sorry I just realised you are talking about manufacturers.I am not so sure if Nikon and Canon are doing poorly. They are a lot larger and more resourceful to be bothered by this sector.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 20:05 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Tape5: A great dress maker doesn't need the best fabrics and designs
A great painter doesn't need the best oil paints
A great sculptor doesn't need the best hard rocks and granite
A great poet doesn't need fancy words and phrases
A great chef doesn't need the best cooking utensils
A great actor doesn't need the biggest part
A great dancer doesn't need the best shoes

Gadget affection has nothing to do with creation or art.
Seriously.

@lpv

It is always a pleasure to explore the large worlds that surround seemingly small things. I took my father's Lubitel to throw it away for him and I ended up using it for nearly eight years.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 19:51 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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IrishhAndy: When it came to a popular vote customers chose convenience and utility over megapixels. I hope the big boys have learned their lesson.

If Nikon had made a 16mpx D400 it would have probably been the best selling DX camera ever and might well have topped this poll. But Nikon know better than their customers who are now flocking to micro four thirds.

One more thing.........

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/01/top-camera-of-the-year-2012.html

'I hope the big boys have learned their lesson.'

Any boy who has learnt any lesson as a result of reading these posts, let me assure you, is not a big boy in photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 19:47 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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olypan: It's like the Irish EU referendum. Make them vote again until they give the right answer.

to be sure ...to be sure..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 19:25 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

A great dress maker doesn't need the best fabrics and designs
A great painter doesn't need the best oil paints
A great sculptor doesn't need the best hard rocks and granite
A great poet doesn't need fancy words and phrases
A great chef doesn't need the best cooking utensils
A great actor doesn't need the biggest part
A great dancer doesn't need the best shoes

Gadget affection has nothing to do with creation or art.
Seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 19:16 UTC as 154th comment | 4 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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bobyg: How pity that some of the users here cannot accept that Olympus managed to create a truly wonderful camera. However, I enjoy using it ;)

' creating something truly wonderful'?

This OM-D thing is getting funnier. This is a line from the Space Odyssey or the book of Genesis by any chance?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 11:45 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

Let's see first we had - ''The best camera of 2012'' where the OM-D converts told us about their ecstasy with their cameras ( remind me not to ask you about the best restaurant in town ).

Now we get '' The best camera of 2012, and the winner is....'' so we are hearing it all over again. But I don't think this cat is dead yet. I suggest DPR go for a third thread..maybe even more....Let me see...how about...

''and for those who didn't get it the winner was....'' or
''transform your life into an utter state of content with .....'' or
''forget about the best, see what OM-D can do for you right now while stocks last''

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 18:40 UTC as 195th comment | 2 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Colin Franks: "Truth is not determined by majority vote".

True. But is that a 'True' 'winner' ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 19:43 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Tape5: Men's comments about their OM-Ds sound like teenage boys describing their first girlfriends to their liberal mothers:

Yeh mum...I know I will not marry her and all that and I know there are better girls out there for me .....but ...she is so unique, so different, so good....I love her so much it gives me a belly ache just to think about it....Please mum ....can you try and understand ?

Oh szlevi, please call me anything but that....It feels so....creepy when you call me creepy.....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 17:44 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

Men's comments about their OM-Ds sound like teenage boys describing their first girlfriends to their liberal mothers:

Yeh mum...I know I will not marry her and all that and I know there are better girls out there for me .....but ...she is so unique, so different, so good....I love her so much it gives me a belly ache just to think about it....Please mum ....can you try and understand ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 17:07 UTC as 336th comment | 3 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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2eyesee: A poll like this is meaningless as you’re comparing cameras in completely different categories.

For me, the game-changer this year was the RX100. I moved to DSLR about 6 years ago, thinking I’d never use a pocketable camera gain, and since have owned an NEX and Micro 4/3.
But in the RX100 we have a product that is able to hold up well against these much larger cameras in a form factor compact enough to have it on you wherever you go. So for MY purposes that makes it a far better camera than, for example, the OM-D. Others will have different requirements and the OM-D will be a better fit for them.

I read the forums widely before getting my RX100, and time and time again I would come across people who had given up lugging around their NEX/M43/DSLR and were now happy RX100 owners. That’s something I’ve never seen before, which is why I regard the RX100 as such a game-changer and therefore the camera of the year.

The pocketability of RX100 is the best among all others. The point with RX100 is that it is very easily taken to places and occasions where one has no plans to take any photos. You are less likely to take your OM-D to those places.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 10:25 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

The best cameras are nearly always in the hands of the best photographers. I think the best cameras are the ones that seek and convince the best photographers to use them. The same best cameras are the ones in every generation that end up producing the largest body of superior quality photographs.

So IMO to really get to compare the OM-D to D800, we need to wait for a couple of decades and rank the two cameras in relation to the quality of the work that they have created. But what is quality?

More than 99% ( I would guess ) of all photos taken these days are for personal pleasure. No claim to art or commercial objectives. It is a vast ocean and any little camera can become number one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 09:53 UTC as 398th comment
On The Lightroom catalog article (304 comments in total)

A successful software especially one that is supposed to facilitate organisation, must form its core ideas around the developers' insights into how the mind operates and what the users like to see in UI and the transparency with which their precious files are manipulated and stored. Too many people have obviously found their LR experience a tad frustrating :

''Did I just delete the edited third copy of my second backup in the folder that LR designated or just move my unsaved original RAW into the archive that I have saved twice already before the edited version was auto-saved ?!??!!!!?!?!''

I will be surprised if the coming generation of femto-second-attention-span kids will even give it a glance in its current form.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 18:12 UTC as 46th comment
On The Lightroom catalog article (304 comments in total)

A few men enter a closet and without user consultation design a software so counter-intuitive to operate that a gang of expert photographers are discussing how to use it more than a decade later.

Another Adobe success story.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 23:24 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1509 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Come on now, D800 fans, is this little shrimp of a camera going to show us its heels?

The Porsche GT3 RS is actually a fine car.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 23:07 UTC
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