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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (357 comments in total)

Did I miss the evaluation of the LCD for seeing? Most any LCD is fine in the permanent twilight of the Pacific Northwest, but without a real viewfinder those of us in the sunnier parts of the world would like to know how useful the LCD might be. Not black in the sun like so many?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (183 comments in total)

I think that if that were true you would not recognize your own pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 23:28 UTC as 62nd comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)

Nikon avoided the stupidity of a touch screen that does not work when wet like so many other "underwater" cameras. Now the question remains whether the LCD can produce a visible image in the bright sun or underwater. Can't wait for a test.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 98th comment

I can't wait to see the Microsoft ad, "Tap Dancing for Nokia".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 22:19 UTC as 9th comment

The ice cream cone is certainly erotic. Lots of play in her photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 21:28 UTC as 5th comment

A 7 year old would look at this, sniff, and then wirelessly down load her iPod picture to the family printer on the family network.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 43rd comment
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)

No company I know of sells an indoor camera. The claim of the camera maker should be taken into consideration. If the finder/LCD can only be seen indoors that should disqualify the camera from consideration, any camera. If the camera which claims to be an underwater camera cannot be controlled or even an image framed in the LCD underwater it should be disqualified from consideration as an underwater camera. I don't think 2 or 3 point differences cut it in this consideration. Don't rate them as overall cameras, but as what they are marketed as: tough, outdoor, underwater cameras. How in the world can a camera with an unusable OLED as the only way to see what you are taking outdoors be rated the number one outdoor camera?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 17:23 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (355 comments in total)

Photo Ninja is another raw converter that might be used in conjunction with an editing program.

My question is which of these programs might accept plugins designed for Photoshop. The NIK plugins also work with Aperture I believe. Does Elements take PS plugins?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 05:08 UTC as 131st comment | 4 replies
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras article (124 comments in total)

Olympus has been an occasionally innovative company with interesting ideas, but has never been run well even going back to the film days when they ignored autofocus and raised their prices comparing themselves to Leica. Upgrades came in decades so seldom got reviewed. They dumped all that and went for years without product to develop their first digital SLRs. The recent announcement that they are dumping their DSLR customers formalizing the reality of the last several years is history repeating itself while a newcomer like Sony surges ahead. This is just another segment being abandoned by Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 20:15 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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Stacey_K: I find it comical when a camera system has a slew of amazing zooms, people complain "where are the primes? All I want are prime lenses." So them a camera system comes out with a bunch of nice primes and people bitch "We want zooms" lol

What camera system do you mean? Maybe m43? This is a two system lens and just what is needed for NEX which has no amazing zooms. Complaining about people is better?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 17:07 UTC

At last. A true portrait length for my NEX. Bravo, Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 17:00 UTC as 29th comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)

Why is this a mirrorless competitor? The price point is the same as the D3200 and it trades resolution and a lower specced focus system for an inconsequentially smaller body.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 19:42 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies

Deja vu, all over again.

Ex OM4T owner.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 17:33 UTC as 30th comment

Hmm. A conceptual artist who is unclear on the concept? The form of the camera is the result of its function just like a hammer. The fora on this site are filled with discussions of function, not how lovely the little machines are, or what is the proper prayer to the little fetish. This exhibit seems to me to be an expression of contempt for photographers. No doubt the art world will clutch Arsham to their breast as a genius as they did Susan Sontag.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 16:38 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Accessory Review: Kata Digital Rucksack 467-DL article (48 comments in total)

It seems to me that many of these pack bags sort of miss the point. I suppose there is a certain amount of esthetic pleasure to be had for all your stuff in one container, but few of their designers really think about what it is like to use them doing travel photography or on a trail for scenics or animals. One needs space to stow a jacket, cap, water, maybe a lunch, sun screen or insect repellent that will be positioned and hardened against spillage that will leak on camera or computer. If you do not need those things then you probably are not going to be out long enough to need a backpack other than as a storage device in the trunk of the car.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 18:12 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers article (54 comments in total)
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abdalim: Is the book suitable for the beginners?

Probably not. I bought an Evening book for an earlier version of Photoshop and it was exhausting and I did not learn very much. The approach Scott Kelby takes with his books by showing how to do the tasks that a photographer wants to do and giving you the steps to do to be much better for a beginner.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 06:09 UTC
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roy5051: That's a bit quick for an update, isn't it? It's only been a few months since iPad3.

It seems clear to me that they plan to revise all the iPads at the same time in the future. So it would not make sense to introduce a Mini version of an iPad that does not exist. And how unhappy would those owners of the third version be if some of the features of the bargain basement version were better than their 6 month old iPad?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 08:53 UTC

This is wonderful. Thanks. A lot of us with NEX-7 models have been looking forward to a new lens or two for some time. Considering how cranky the 24 MP sensor is with some lenses do you think it would be possible to also make some samples with these lenses and the NEX 7? Many of us have lusting after a 16-50 which will fulfill the compact promise of the NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 23:53 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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dpreviewblog: Next strange Adobe's decision around DNG... BTW... Why I never shoot in DNG-format and d't use this format as archival for images -

re: 2 ways to nowhere
Never trust any article outside of a theoretical physics text that uses the term entropy, or "armature" when amateur is meant. The first is used to put you in your place and the second just shows sloppiness. Seriously, there is nothing to be learned from someone who uses "put down" rather than explanations when questions are asked.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 17:40 UTC
On Petanque in the Sports played on Courts challenge (3 comments in total)

Love the shot. Also love the bunion trees.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 23:40 UTC as 1st comment
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