Cane

Cane

Joined on Jun 25, 2012

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daddyo: Well, it made my wife laugh -- and she thinks DSLR is the abbreviation for some Baltic state.
As for the angst filled comments here, some folks need a vacation in the worst way.

She must be starved for humor at home.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
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TheEngineer: I love how all the m43 haters get all riled up because of this.

:-)

It seems Olympus is doing something right.

Go go Olympus....

:-)

Do you own stock in them, or did you just buy a consumer electronic made by them? If it's the later, you need to rethink what's exciting in life.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 13:24 UTC

Wow, that was not very good. And it just keeps going and going.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 19:55 UTC as 98th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy article (60 comments in total)
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Aaron801: My kind of photographs. I much prefer this kind of work to so much of the mirrored water, craggy hillside, super-saturated color landscape kinds of stuff that it seems are so common on sites like this. Photo #2 is a particular standout for me... but then again, I'm a sucker for finely detailed B&W, modern architecture and diagonal lines.

It's funny, but it seems to me that the photographers who I tend to admire the most are much more likely to be using compact and mirror-less cameras much more than what seems to be the average (where DSLRs are easily the most popular). There's certainly nothing particularly distinctive about the photographs that these cameras make but the way that they're designed seems to attract a certain kind of photographer...

I prefer more than one look and one way to take a photo, so I can appreciate both.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
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alolywu: I don't think any Nikon/Canon sports/wild life shooters are all suddenly going to buy Fuji just because of a new firmware update. You use what you know and especially if you are paid for your work, it's likely not worth the risk.

However this is good news for all Fuji X-T1 owners and likely other mirror less owners looking at the other side of the fence wondering if the grass is indeed greener on the Fuji side.

What would be useful would be a comparison between the X-T1 with the updated firmware and the EM1 / NX1 as those are likely the target audience rather than the dyed in wool Canon and Nikon shooters out there.

People other than sports and wildlife shooters need fast AF you know.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 15:08 UTC

Travel size of 17" isn't all that compact.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 14:27 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (169 comments in total)

Why knock off a $250 lens?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:43 UTC as 14th comment | 10 replies
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)

XC10- the C stands for' compromised'.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:03 UTC as 110th comment | 5 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Good to see real innovation, something we have not seen from Canon or Nikon in many years.

@jpino, there's something wrong with you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:31 UTC
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muvovum: and once again Oly gets the medal for being the first to introduce the hires mode, when they weren't the first ones. AFAIK it was Hasselblad.

Do you work for Oly or something, or just a fan boy?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Good to see real innovation, something we have not seen from Canon or Nikon in many years.

Jpino, are you just a Nikon fanboy troll, or did someone at Pentax run off with your wife? I don't get your purpose. If you own Nikon stock and are trying to bump the per share price, fine, but otherwise you are discussing consumer electronics like it's your mother or country.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 16:03 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Good to see real innovation, something we have not seen from Canon or Nikon in many years.

Nikon...lol.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 14:50 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Jim in Hudson: WiFi -- convenience item
GPS -- adding permanent and sometimes useful information to the image file itself.

There are times I wished I had the Pentax GPS unit but I never bought one and adding location info via Geotracking or map placing into software is by no means the same thing. OTOH, I've never bothered to take my FLUcard out of its package.

Do you two assume everyone shoots pictures in remote or travel locations and gets home and has no idea where they shot something? GPS is of limited use to many. That is an add on feature more than wifi. I take you guys aren't spring chickens loading pics to social media?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 14:25 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I had a go on a Pentax in a shop and it had really noisy autofocus. That was the end of it for me, but are all their lenses missing the ultrasonics of the competition?

But most of their small pancake limited lenses are gorgeous, all metal and little jewels that Canikon has no idea how to make with their big, plastic bulbous lenses. Pentax lenses are like Fuji, some even have slide out integrated hoods. They are fantastic. How you look a plastic blob from Canikon and that excites you is beyond me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 14:20 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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dodgebaena: I too am not a Pentax shooter but I know friends who swear by Pentax, and have heard glowing testimonials. What I don't understand is why more manufacturers don't incorporate an articulating/tilting/swiveling LCD. After I used one with the Canon 60D (I'm now a Sony a99/a7II/RX10 shooter), I can't see myself shooting without one.

I hate this argument about articulating screens and weather sealing. Even the k-2 is weather sealed and has one. That is NOT the reason this doesn't have one. The Sony A7's have it, Olympus EM5m2, the gh4, new nikon FF, all articulating, all weather sealed. If you can weather seal it a little, you can weather seal it a lot.

And the old argument of "pro cameras don't have it" is just old. I didn't realize there's a guideline? Most of you wanting rugged camera keep it in a padded bag, hike out to where a bird is, and stick it on a tripod. Not exactly being a war correspondent in Afghanistan. If a features makes getting the shot easier, it should be on a semi-pro camera, despite vanity. There is no committee that takes away a Michelin star and pro-status if you have one. And btw, has anyone in these forums ever heard a single story about an articulating screen being snapped off? There are plenty about camera drops. Which do you think gives you a better chance of happening first?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 14:17 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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JustDavid: Somebody should count the users who use internal flash for wireless trigger and those who will have a great fun using the GPS driven additional functions. My personal opinion is that Ricoh got it right. This was always supposed to be more of a field camera. Now it is the perfect field camera.

You may want to add those that add internal flash for fill. Now the pro's (or snobs) will say you just use a proper flash AT ALL TIMES, but they aren't taking into account how everyone shoots. If you shoot weddings, absolutely. If you take your kids to a birthday party, it's not always realistic for the average citizen to have a beast of a flash always mounted.

And really, if the amount of people that would use gps or an astro tracker each amount to more than 5% of users, I'd be shocked. How many people are really off the grid shooting, or somewhere that when they look back at the photo they'll be like "I have no idea where I took this, wish I had it linked to gps".

But you may be right, it now really is more of a field camera. If you don't shoot birds in the back country, or are a Japanese teen girl that wants a pink camera, maybe Pentax isn't the right brand. It really is an interesting target demographic across the Pentax line now.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 14:06 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I had a go on a Pentax in a shop and it had really noisy autofocus. That was the end of it for me, but are all their lenses missing the ultrasonics of the competition?

Some lenses are screw drive, some have motors. Way to make the wrong assumption. And yes, several kit lenses have silent motors, the new 18-50, the 18-135 and the new 16-85.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: I might have missed it in the announcement, but is Pentax tracking down K-3 users and removing the built-in flash? And are they no longer selling the K-3 with a built in flash? From how so many people on here are crying, you would think so.

If you need a pop-up, you can buy and/or keep the K-3. If you only occasionally need GPS, then you can buy the ad-on. But if GPS is your priority then you can get the K-3 II.

Seems to me like a smart move for Pentax to give people the option. Especially since a lot of their customers choose Pentax for outdoors/adventurous cameras due to their small size, WR bodies/lenses, and excellent image quality. So having a camera with GPS that caters to those people (who probably rarely need pop-up when shooting landscapes) is a great option.

Yes, because that's the only difference in the two bodies. Thank God nobodies needs will overlap. I mean if you need a flash, you obviously have no use for that pixel shift stuff. Most people buy a camera based on one feature, so thank you for making it crystal clear for everyone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:56 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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ttran88: Looks like Pentax's new FF camera will be having sensor shift tech. Thanks Ricoh for innovating when the two market leaders are just hanging loose.

Texinwienny, are you getting paid by Olympus, or just a troll fanboy? You seem really excited to put this camera down and snobhob over the only. What's in it for you?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:36 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (499 comments in total)

OMG, how many times can you mention burst rate? You'd think that was the only feature in a camera worth buying it for.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 19:49 UTC as 98th comment | 8 replies
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