Craig from Nevada

Craig from Nevada

Lives in United States NV, United States
Joined on Apr 7, 2012

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On Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia article (77 comments in total)

Yawn

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 25th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)
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Retzius: Nikon should officially apologize for Brazil's football team.

David Luiz can be their spokesman.

Nikon and Team Brazil: "We have you covered"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 23:37 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)

I wonder if camera buyers have noticed?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 10:41 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
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DavidOB: If I get this camera will I suddenly become a great photographer?

Given its price, It will certainly give you plenty of time to work on it as you will have very little pocket money left for anything else.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 21:58 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)

For those of us into nostalgia, the name "Kodak" evokes some mixed memories.

Growing up our family had a Kodak 126 instamatic camera. Drop the film in and insert the flash cube. Convenient and built for the consumer market. Photos were what they were. It wasn't great but it was sure small and convenient. It was the late 1960s. Get in the 1963 Plymouth Valiant stationwagon and take a trip

Later, my dad purchased a nice Minolta 35mm camera. Kodak 400 film was awesome. Beautiful imaages were produced with that film.

When I saw this camera, it reminded me of the instamatic and not the film. I wonder if this was their intent?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 14:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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ntsan: I guess Pana and Olympus is giving the low end market to Kodak since Panasonic is going to discontinue G/GF series and the only Oly camera coming this year is E-PL7 (no E-PM3).

The problem the camera makers have with product differentiation is that people want to carry a single device that meets all of their needs.

Cell phones and some tablets do that--pictures, phone, data, and storage. Cameras do not. They are at a huge disadvantage. I was at Yosemite recently, the tablets were every where. All sorts of age groups. The cameras still are the majority, but I was surprised by the numbers of imagining devices that were not traditional cameras. It has change a lot in a very short time. Happily there were a group of artists with pencils, paints, brushes and paper, so I didn't feel completely out of place with two DSLRs

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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Hetzer: The white/grey design is very fresh, I wish my Sony alpha looked more like this. Kodak is a brand name, nice to see it again, no matter who the owner is. More players in the 4/3 makes the standard more attractive, also good for Panasonic and Olympus.

I am not sure if the market can support the nice group of body makers over the long haul.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: Apparently it's going to cost $499.

Moving on...

"Regularly $499, now on sale for $299".

It is going to be "on sale" every day at $299.

The only way this thing flies is with very aggressive pricing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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ntsan: I guess Pana and Olympus is giving the low end market to Kodak since Panasonic is going to discontinue G/GF series and the only Oly camera coming this year is E-PL7 (no E-PM3).

There are serious questions about what remains of the low-end market. The i-phone is killing (killed) Point and Shoot and the low-end market for interchangeable lens cameras is next. There have been some nice offerings such as the Olympus Stylus and others offering a decent camera with a built in lens. This seems to be the competition for this camera.

If I decide to upgrade my i-phone, what next? I don't know if this camera is the answer. It is a question of where the price settles and it has a ways to go.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:12 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (184 comments in total)

"Pricing is still to be confirmed, but should be very competitive with similarly-specified entry-level mirrorless cameras. "

The price has to be cheap, very cheap, for this to work. Close in terms of price with panny or oly won't make this viable. It needs to compete with disposible cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 21:40 UTC as 52nd comment

10 great reasons to visit a US National Park

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 6th comment
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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demunseed: I am the drone pilot that shot one of the first Drone videos over Yosemite. (on YouTube at "DEMUNSEED"). While I sympathize with those that do not want a "drone" (UAV) flying over their heads while they're communing with nature, the National Parks need to set aside 3-4 days per year for videographers like myself to come out and create "our art" with drones. I create these "aerial tour" videos to show an entirely different perspective of our National Parks and also for those that might not ever get to visit the Park. I'm an artist, and my drone is my "paintbrush". Please allow me to create MY art. Jimbowers@foothill.net

No, thank you.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 10:38 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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FoolyCooly: Great! Now if we can only ban old farts with tripods next! Photographers are ruining the peaceful atmosphere of the park with their bags of gear and loud shutter clicks.

Cameras are passe'. Everyone uses an I-Pad now.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

I would like to ban the jets from Yosemite airspace. Contrails always seem to appear in my photos of Yosemite.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: A step in the right direction.

The Yosemite Valley is one of the most overused pieces of national park in the US. They should ban automobiles and tour busses from the valley as the next step.

If you want an aerial view, go hike to Cloud's Rest or North Dome.

Yup. Particularly, in August.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 13:45 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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Paul JM: Great pity. I am sure that some outstanding photographic and video opportunities will now be lost for ever.
I dont at all buy this business of 'its a wilderness..' If that is the case, then why not just ban anyone from going there at all, and risking leaving rubbish, interfering with wild life etc. It is really just a matter of where you draw the line, so I dont think that people want to be too judgemental about where that line is drawn. There are plenty of people who are prepared and committed to the responsible use of unmanned copters etc for aerial photography.
It seems to me rather odd to ban the use of drones in Yosemite, but to allow firearms !
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/weapons.htm

LOL. "A handful of responsibly controlled drones"? Been to Yosemite, Paul? In the Yosemite Valley, nothing is done by the handful. Typically, it is done by the car and motorcoach filled to capacity. As for responsible, there is a shortage of that.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

A step in the right direction.

The Yosemite Valley is one of the most overused pieces of national park in the US. They should ban automobiles and tour busses from the valley as the next step.

If you want an aerial view, go hike to Cloud's Rest or North Dome.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
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Marty4650: The new Olympus marketing strategy is now clear.

They are moving to the high end of each market segment. OM-Ds rather than Pens.... Stylus cameras rather than cheap P&S models. They are doing exactly what they need to do to survive in a mass market that is being eaten alive by smart phones.

I think they are making good chioices.

Now all they have to do is stop losing money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: "As we're working towards finishing our full in-depth review of Ricoh's Pentax K-3, we've decided to publish pages of the review that are complete so far instead of making you wait."

The public has waited 6 months.

This is just throwing a something out there in an attempt to rescue DPReview's credibility rather that an honest effort to review a fine camera for the public to consider (read other reviews).

Don't send partial drafts out.

The pinhole will be reviewed next month, in one page installments. The serialization of review marches forward!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 12:35 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

"As we're working towards finishing our full in-depth review of Ricoh's Pentax K-3, we've decided to publish pages of the review that are complete so far instead of making you wait."

The public has waited 6 months.

This is just throwing a something out there in an attempt to rescue DPReview's credibility rather that an honest effort to review a fine camera for the public to consider (read other reviews).

Don't send partial drafts out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
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