Craig from Nevada

Craig from Nevada

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

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Are those drywall screws holding the grip in place?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 19:37 UTC as 64th comment
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)
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sh10453: I certainly hope that opening this shop will not have a big negative impact on reviews, ratings, and judgment.
DPR may say it won't, but I doubt that, especially on the long run.

As for you don't care what camera a person will buy, I say neither would Amazon care as long as the person buys a camera from them.

The same can be said about Adorama, B & H, or any other shop.
All these sites do have reviews.
What is going to make DPR different from these places? The more detailed review?
In my humble opinion, I will have to consider all future reviews as tainted, and take them with a grain of salt.

Bad, bad, bad idea.
Would have been better if DPR decided to sell college sports gear, for example, gold coins, swim-wear, or even canned vegetables. Anything unrelated to photography and the reviews.

Sad announcement, and a sad day.

When someone drops hard money on equipment it is up to them to do the research. This is true regardless of the price of the equipment which could be several thousands of dollars or less than twenty dollars. There is no way I would rely on any single resource for most purchases. I dig and dig. DPReview is one resource. There are others. I also look for the competitive prices and services.

I don't see this as any different that walking into a brick and mortar shop.

No one is forcing you to read the reviews or make your purchases at this site.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 01:20 UTC
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)

Some of the comments here are a bit surprising.

The Gearshop selsl equipment. I don't think DP/Amazon really cares what brand you buy so long as you buy from it. If DPReview were affiliated with a major brand, say Canon or Nikon, there would be a conflict. Gearshop is competing with other camera shops, B and H or Adorama, all of whom review equipment or allow customers to post reviews. I live in the US and another place to buy gear at very competitive prices is nice but not at the top of my list of priorities and this leads to my next point.

With regard to concerns about the shop only serving the US there is a point. The US consumer has a lot of choices of where to shop. This adds another (or sort of does). The complexities of selling photographic gear in various nations is beyond my understanding---lots of rules, taxes and such related to shipping to many nations. This might explain why customers have few choices right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 12:03 UTC as 26th comment
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)
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ozgoldman: The fact that DPR are essentially ignoring 70% of their clientèle does not make good business sense to me.
It clearly alienates and degrades the vast majority of those that visit this site.
Q. How do get off side with your readers? Do things like this all the time.
As global users of this site, we deserve better from DPR.

I agree with your desire to do something with the broader range of DPR users, but you have to start somewhere. First step and then expand.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 00:05 UTC

"The truth is we don’t need much gear, only the minimum for what we do."

Phooey.

Everyone needs more gear.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 12:16 UTC as 78th comment
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan article (262 comments in total)

Must be a slow news day

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 15:56 UTC as 91st comment
On Carl Zeiss drops 'Carl', becomes 'ZEISS' article (116 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: They should have dropped their prices along with the "Carl".

You pay a premium for the name.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 14:04 UTC
On Carl Zeiss drops 'Carl', becomes 'ZEISS' article (116 comments in total)

They should have dropped their prices along with the "Carl".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 13:20 UTC as 29th comment | 8 replies

The world has changed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 02:07 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On DSC_2258,1600,tilt photo in windsprite's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is a nice photo

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 01:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras article (124 comments in total)

They had to stop the bleeding. Other makers will follow their example. The definition of camera is very different and point and shoot is just redundant.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 14:52 UTC as 12th comment
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: The pricing of the E-M5 was really a pleasant surprise. A heck of deal.

The pricing of this camera had the opposite effect. I am disappointed

EM-5 was/is a good value.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 10:28 UTC
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)

The pricing of the E-M5 was really a pleasant surprise. A heck of deal.

The pricing of this camera had the opposite effect. I am disappointed

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 00:39 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review article (306 comments in total)

Looks to be about the right size for me.
No retro EM-5 stuff either. Refreshing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 23:18 UTC as 67th comment

One less entry in what continues to be a market with too many cameras chasing too few buyers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 01:11 UTC as 101st comment
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yabokkie: I don't think Oly care their own 4/3" mount if it's not for brand value. they know clearly it's a mistake only they cannot afford to admit.

We heard you the first 15 times. Now go away troll.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 20:07 UTC
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Catalin Stavaru: So Panasonic realized that purposefully building a large camera for the m43 format is stupid, when the whole purpose of m43 was to make smaller cameras with smaller lenses. On the wrong assumption that people think "larger is better" in the year 2013...

Now they want you to try the camera, to see that it's good. I'm sure it's great but almost any DSLR is good, but this is not what people wanted. They wanted m43 because they wanted smaller cameras.

What they should really do is to quickly build a GH5 that is as small as possible (maybe as small or even smaller than the GH2) while having all the internals, features and quality of the GH3.

This camera might be the right size to use with the 35-100mm lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 11:48 UTC

My sense is that the recent announcement about earnings has set off a panic at Olympus. Losses are growing, not narrowing. In response to this news, I think the word is cut, cut and cut.

First, question, what parts of the imaging operation are losing money. I think the whole thing is. Point and shoot for sure. Micro--I think so as the losses have grown since OM-D was introduced.

I bet the meetings with upper management on how to achieve this have been pretty rough. Olympus would be stupid not to discuss all options, including DSLR production. Somehow this discussion got into the media. A leak of some sort, intentional or other wise. The leak got some traction.

All the recent talk of taking care of E-500 users, etc may have been sincere, but I don't think it counts this week. The money that is lost and the interest of the shareholders is what matters.

My point is that I really don't think Olympus knows what it is going to do at this point.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 18:24 UTC as 10th comment | 11 replies
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Craig from Nevada: The E-5 (pictured above) has many faults, but it is so well built.

I love mine.

Troll alert!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 13:28 UTC

The E-5 (pictured above) has many faults, but it is so well built.

I love mine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 15:47 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
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