photoguy622

photoguy622

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On Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery article (99 comments in total)

Canon has produced a nice lens for the price, and I'm glad they are releasing more crop lenses.

Most people who buy this lens will not be knit picking CA and minor softness, they will be wowed by the new perspective this lens will bring.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 15:24 UTC as 22nd comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (643 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Nikon should have come up with a better kit lens for the V3, like Fuji has on the X-E2.

This kit lens is a disgrace on an enthusiast level camera - average apertures and sharpness, power zoom and no filter threads.

@dpmaxwell: That's right. I forgot that detail!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (643 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Nikon should have come up with a better kit lens for the V3, like Fuji has on the X-E2.

This kit lens is a disgrace on an enthusiast level camera - average apertures and sharpness, power zoom and no filter threads.

I did see that, it's amazing what some JPEG processing can do!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 16:28 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (643 comments in total)

Nikon should have come up with a better kit lens for the V3, like Fuji has on the X-E2.

This kit lens is a disgrace on an enthusiast level camera - average apertures and sharpness, power zoom and no filter threads.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 15:44 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)

I know this camera is average at best, but I'm still astonished by the reach of these things.

In 2006 I had the 12x Canon S2 IS and I thought that had amazing reach! Time marches on.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 16:27 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2062 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Let's not forget the flip side, that a smaller sensor has the benefit of having a great area in focus.

I guess I missed that in the article. My bad. I read it quickly while commuting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2062 comments in total)

Let's not forget the flip side, that a smaller sensor has the benefit of having a great area in focus.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 323rd comment | 13 replies
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)

Another reason someone needs to release a true RX100 competitor!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 18:58 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

The biggest problems with these cameras, unless they are on fire sale, is the price. I generally like the design and features of this new V3.

Nikon would probably do well releasing an RX100 competitor alongside the interchangeable lens offerings.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 141st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Coolpix AW120 real-world samples gallery article (13 comments in total)
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photoguy622: Those pictures are atrocious. I thought the Olympus was bad at detail retention, the Nikon is even worse.

I don't think my expectations are unreasonable, and I don't expect SLR images from a point and shoot such as this. However, my Canon A570 IS from many years ago has better photo quality!

It seems that image quality has actually been declining in consumer oriented point and shoot cameras in the last few years.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 19:20 UTC
On Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery article (43 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: I really have to chuckle when I read some of the comments here. It goes to show that all of us "see things differently." I personally think that the Nikon and Olympus tough cameras "trounce" the Canon D30. To me, the Canon D30's images look smeared - no detail at all. Of all 3 of the touch cameras shown here, I'd have to say that I would go first for the Olympus, but I'd be happy with the Nikon as a very tight second. But the next guy may disagree - and that's life.

But it's interesting (and sometimes hilarious) to view how folks look at images - which can often be a result of the monitors they view them on, the calibration involved, if any, and a wide variety of variables could come into play - not to mention vision in general and personal IQ standards.

I don't see it that way. The Canon actually has detail, at the expense of more visible noise.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 18:26 UTC
On Canon PowerShot D30 real-world samples gallery article (14 comments in total)

The Canon looks to be the best of the bunch so far, and that's not saying much. It seems Canon takes a light handed approach to noise reduction, which is appreciated, even if it means more noise.

I do wish they could find a way to digitally remove fringing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 18:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon Coolpix AW120 real-world samples gallery article (13 comments in total)

Those pictures are atrocious. I thought the Olympus was bad at detail retention, the Nikon is even worse.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 2nd comment | 7 replies
On Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery article (43 comments in total)

I'm glad I cancelled my pre-order, and bought a Canon D20 on eBay instead. While none of these types of cameras are great in the photo quality department (save the Nikon AW1), at least the Canon retains a bit more detail.

Why is it so hard for manufactures to cut pixel counts a bit and reduce the dramatic noise reduction? The previous version of this camera was 12MP, why not keep it at 12 and work on detail retention. I'm not that picky, but these images are too "mushy".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 15:35 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Real-world Samples Gallery article (90 comments in total)

No different than my Olympus SH-50 travel zoom, but at least the Panasonic offers RAW so you can tweak the images a bit more.

While image quality is definitely not a strong suit, these types of cameras can be fun to throw in a pocket and take when you want to be low-key and aren't sure what you'll encounter on your day.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 18:02 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

It's amazing how thin they can make these!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 39th comment
On Nikon Coolpix P340 real-world samples gallery article (37 comments in total)

Seems average, not "enthusiast" level image quality. A bit too much noise reduction at low ISO speeds and CA.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 20:28 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (562 comments in total)
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Jogger: I like my Nikon 50/1.4G because its small and compact for when i travel light... if youre going to carry a monster like this, might as well take an f2.8 zoom for add flexibility, better AF speed, etc.

Different tools for different photographers. Choice is usually a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 18:22 UTC
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Tobber: NIKON, just give me an affordable 28 or 30mm equivalent f2,8 prime lens with image stabilisation!

After so much years DX is around it's just absurd a wider angle sibling to the 35mm f1,8 never got released...

Not everyone can afford, or even wants, the full frame bodies. Why not make a nice small wide-angle prime for the smaller crop bodies?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 20:06 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: what the camera can do?

IMG_0130.dpp
blown high lights, no color resolution in the shadows , inferior DR
Crappy dynamic range

That's an extreme example for any camera. That would probably be the G1X at its worst, and that very savable shooting RAW, I imagine.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 21:26 UTC
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