Peter CS

Peter CS

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On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (236 comments in total)
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peevee1: Too bad you did not test TG-850 also, which is the best for snorkeling (not diving - TG-3/WG-4 GPS are better for that) for 2 reasons:
1) it has tilting screen, greatly improving visibility and convenience of holding underwater (and allowing to frame selfies in front of the fish, corals etc)
2) It has 21mm-equivalent lens, allowing to get physically closer to avoid little bubbles of air always present in the top layer of water, which tends to ruin clarity of pictures

I too am most interested in the TG-850 for the very same reasons!

This is a significant camera and should have never been left out of this test!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 18:05 UTC

See what happens, if you post a blog somewhere about how to circumvent Facebook copyrighted material! You would have a firestorm of legal action rain down on you the size of a huge volcano! This information posted by a "barely 21 year old" basically gave away the formulas for circumventing the copyrights on most digital images. At 21, this obviously intelligent and educated individual,should have thought twice about his actions. He was "of age" to vote, enlist, drink, be tried as an adult, etc. All adults most certainly need to contemplate the scope of their online actions. Professional photographers do not give up their weekends, family time, etc. to photograph graduations for fun! Friends and families of new graduates are always welcome to produce their own photographs, as mine did, documenting this significant event/special day! Thanks to good and cheap, fully automated, digital technology, there is no reason or excuse to resort to such bad behavior...

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 15:37 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)
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Rage Joe: And then these stingy *astards offered $2000 for these unique pictures.
I would enjoy it dearly if all the people visiting Wal¤Mart would get this information.

"The Walton Family Fortune according to The Forbes 400 Richest People in America

Christy Walton and family US$36.7 billion[4]
Jim Walton US$34.7 billion[4]
Alice Walton US$34.3 billion[4]
S. Robson Walton US$34.2 billion[4]
Ann Walton Kroenke US$4.7 billion[4]
Nancy Walton Laurie US$4.0 billion[4]"

Total US$148.6 Billion

"The Walton Family is by far the richest family in the world"

It is also noteworthy to mention, how many Mom and Pop stores were a direct casualty of Walmart's empirical expansion, including photographic equipment shops, portrait studios, and photofinishing retail stores, etc. Further, try going to Walmart and get any kind of coherent explanation on the operation and features of electronics, computers, and photo equipment, compared to a knowledgeably staffed, specialty store...

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 01:21 UTC
On SherpaFund raises money after Everest avalanche article (21 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: They endure a lot to prepare for their climbers, so I hope a lot of money is raised for the families.

On a separate note, I don't like what happened to Everest. The climbing routes are covered in discarded oxygen tanks, tattered abandoned tents, human waste that doesn't decompose, and worst of all, over two hundred dead bodies, preserved forever (or until they are removed by avalanche or people).

It's a tragedy that they couldn't go home and it's a tragedy that they are still there. It's also a tragedy for one of the most beautiful pieces of nature in the world. Imagine if Crater Lake had 200 dead floating, preserved, on its surface each day. Not cool.

Maybe someone should also create a relief fund to bring the fallen climbers and the garbage off of Everest, in order to restore and re-create a more pristine, and photographically appealing, environment!

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 01:11 UTC
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

Here is the irony - they are offering only $2000 for ownership, yet are willing to pay hundreds of thousands, if not millions in legal fees to litigate and intimidate? If this is not an all out assault on copyright ownership, then what else could it be? Maybe it is an exercise to see, if absurd amounts of inherited wealth can change/overthrow existing laws, buy false justice, and provide a ticket to our polarized/political Supreme Court, that has a huge pro- corporate agenda?
Time will tell...

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

Since they are all billionaires now, why not buy offer to buy the photographs for a great price and be done with it- while avoiding large legal fees! As someone who has experienced the painful loss of their family images, through water damage, they should consider themselves fortunate that high quality portrait images are still available and still in existence!

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 38th comment

Hope it is weather-sealed? Otherwise, the Nikon will be the lens of choice for us landscapers. Nothing in the description says it is though!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 17:00 UTC as 26th comment | 10 replies
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

I would have gladly paid a little more for a metal mount on the new 10-18mm, and even more for a fixed aperture! After all, an ultra-wide is not a lens that can be kept full-time on a camera, unless all you do is landscapes! However, STM is a welcome addition...

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 15:33 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)

Too much time spent on this "luxury camera" by DP, which is sorely lacking in both technological innovation and resolution. Construction quality is great, but real Leica (M film and Digital) photographers also want weather-sealing, high dynamic range, high resolution, etc., and not just a fancy red Leica dot on an aluminum brick. For the price and prestige, I would expect a weather-sealed, titanium or magnesium brick with a great- read high-traction grip and designated add-on extra battery grip. This Leica T, unfortunately, fails to even create or inspire a "lust to own" factor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 15:53 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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Joris1632: Which is more expensive; a €1000 kit worth €200 in 2 years time or a €2000 kit worth €1750 or more in 2 years time? Ferrari owners don't get rich by being financially incompetent! :-)

Check out the prices of Leica M9's that have recently sold on Ebay - about 50% of original price! Digital cameras do not hold their value as well as Leica film cameras have over the decades! T Lenses, however, may stand a better chance of holding up!. Just an observation....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 17:58 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

Question -To all those people that are so sure that Leica lenses will be better than the extremely well-testing Fujis - what proof do you have? This is a whole new and untested lens line! I do have and use both Leica M 28mm and 50mm Summicron, with the superb fuji adapter on my Fujifilm X-E1, and they are not better than the 18-55mm zoom and 21mm Fujifilm when I make extreme enlargements on my Epson Pro 3880 printer at full size!
Just because the cost of these lenses is out-of-sight, does not ensure top quality. Further, Leica will have their hands full trying to beat the great and superb Fuji sensor, at/with the very same megapixels! Lastly, I bought my all metal Fujifilm X-E1 new for $400, which now works very well with the latest firmware update. Next purchase the very good Zeiss 12mm...

P.S. Viewfinder is already built in on Fujifilm X-Pro, X-E1 and X-E2 and X-t1!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:50 UTC as 578th comment | 9 replies

Not meaning to sound too pessimistic, but...
Why bother - already excellent and superb Fujifilm, Samsung, Sony, and m4/3 lenses and cameras are already in abundance! Another lens mount and little apparent innovation. Price of new lenses is out-of-site. If camera and ultra-wide zoom would be weather and dust resistant, that would a positive development for us landscape aficionados! Another thought - hopefully this camera will have a innovative and high dynamic range sensor and super fast and reliable autofocus! Fujifilm mirrorless are already impressive in sensor technology and work very well with existing M lenses with their adapter. Leica is very late to the table of an already crowded field...should have made these cameras long ago, instead of very slightly modified, underperforming (for serious photographers) Panasonic P&S!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:07 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center article (70 comments in total)

Frankly, I do not understand the big deal here...seems like the shots around and of the tower are more interesting than the the footage from the tower itself, IMO!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 03:16 UTC as 7th comment
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

Interesting series - please come to San Francisco too, where potholes abound... Also, how about filling the potholes after your done as a community service and positive, lasting effort!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 17:01 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (228 comments in total)

Wish it were weather-sealed! First advanced, weather-sealed APC mirrorless that also has a weather-sealed, ultra-wide zoom get my vote in dollars!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 18:19 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

Wish it were weather-sealed! First advanced, weather-sealed APC mirrorless that also has a weather-sealed, ultra-wide zoom get my vote in dollars!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 18:17 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

Looks very promising! Finally, someone comes out with a 24mm at the wide end - 35mm equivalent- large sensor compact! Looking very much forward to upgrading my G12!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 article (102 comments in total)

Another enthusiast camera by Sony that lacks weathersealing for serious landscape and outdoor photography. The A7 had weathersealing!
Message to Sony - get your lens quality production in line and weatherseal your advanced mirrorless cameras,-besides your FX sensor cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 17:42 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
On Semi-Duplicate Error story - DO NOT USE article (52 comments in total)

What I like: the flash that is positioned higher and the brighter lens! Why I will be keeping my G12: No swivel screen. No larger sensor= probably little gain in picture quality for raw! No wider lens - much prefer the wider lens of the S100 or S110, but my hands are too big for those models!
I am sure many enthusiasts would agree on many of my issues...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 15:50 UTC as 6th comment

Should be at least 1/3 cheaper than the M, see Canon 6D and Nikon D600, etc. - $5500 ain't no small potatoes! My M lenses will still have to wait to find a digital home...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 14:54 UTC as 27th comment
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