swpars

swpars

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
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Has a website at www.flickr.com/photos/swpars
Joined on Oct 18, 2009
About me:

Nikkormat EL
Nikon F3
Nikon D80
Nikon D300S
Panasonic LX3

35mm f2.8 (pre AI)
35mm f1.8G
50mm f1.8D
105mm f2.8G VR Micro
55-200mm f4-5.6VR
80-200mm f2.8D
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 (non VC)
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 VC
Tokina 12-24mm f4

Comments

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On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (105 comments in total)
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Scanlon: I bought this camera before a snorkeling trip to the Caribbean, thinking that, with the bright lens, it would deliver sharp images. I was wrong, and fortunately, I realized that before I went and returned it, for the Canon G15, which is not an underwater camera and more expensive, for sure, but which produced incredible images throughout our trip, almost on a par with my DSLR. Glad I made the change. Having said this, for years I had the Olympus 850 SW, which was an underwater camera. While I never had the opportunity to use it underwater, it did turn out very sharp images, Unfortunately, it was dropped and the LCD screen broke, necessitating the search for a new camera (for my wife). Needless to say, I was shocked at how soft the images from the TG-2 were.

I purchased a TG-2 recently and am very pleased with the sharpness of its images. It's not up to the level of my Nikkor primes but it's very good for a P&S camera, especially a waterproof one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 14:21 UTC
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xiod_crlx: I love prices here in UK!!!!! THE ARE SO NICE!!!

$800 USA -> £800

it is not THAT sad with current pound->dollar rate of ~1:1.6 like it used to be - few years ago the rate was 1:2.1 effectively doubling the price (!)

but still, it is huge overpayment...

you can opt for grey market-no-manufacturer warranty to chase the lower price, but for honest, normal users it is a robbery IMHO

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/10/19/mitt-romney-health-insurance-and-the-myth-that-no-one-ever-dies-because-of-lack-of-health-insurance/

"In 2002, the Institute of Medicine estimated that over 18,000 Americans between the ages of 25-64 die annually because of lack of health insurance, a number comparable to the number who died of diabetes, stroke, or homicide in 2001."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 14:18 UTC
On Nokia EOS rumors surge post (93 comments in total)
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xarcex: I just wish WP8 wasn't that bad, otherwise I'd buy this in a blink.

I see no compelling reason to get a WP8 device over Android, which comes on a huge variety of devices and is extremely configurable and customizable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 06:22 UTC
On Nokia EOS rumors surge post (93 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: Windows 8 really....is not all that great. I prefer android and OIS over windows anyday.

"Windows Phone, in contrast, is gaining traction and critical mass is near."

The only thing I can conclude from that is that Steve Ballmer signs your paychecks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 06:15 UTC

Not surprising, I find Instagram's filters a lot more enjoyable to work with.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 04:52 UTC as 12th comment
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (354 comments in total)

Nice shot from Luther Burbank Park.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 14:36 UTC as 44th comment

As a Sony NEX-5N user who also has a couple Nikon DSLRs and a bunch of lenses, I welcome the competition for Sony. Maybe this will push them to develop better lenses for the NEX system. I'd like something like that 22mm f2 at a reasonable price. The Zeiss 24/1.8 is way too expensive.

This is what the Nikon mirrorless effort should have been like.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:24 UTC as 248th comment

I'll take the so-so Sony lens roadmap and the awesome NEX APS-C sensors. MFT's latest sensors are about as good as a Canon Rebel from 2005ish, but the NEX 16 mp sensor is the equal of any 2012 APS-C DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 03:15 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

Interesting. Wonder if the increasing number of stabilized bodies from Sony pushed Canon to stabilize some primes?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:56 UTC as 110th comment
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Francis Carver: Yawn.... YAWN!

People, just how many 70-200mm/F4 zooms does Planet Earth's inhabitants need, exactly?

None available new for the Nikon F mount, the Sony/Minolta A mount, and the Pentax K mount. I'd say there's an untapped market.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 04:00 UTC
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