Russ Houston

Russ Houston

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a engineer
Joined on Feb 22, 2005
About me:

Olympus OM-D E-M5, E-P5

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On Seagull in the Seagulls challenge (3 comments in total)

Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 03:32 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Very nice. Looks good and the specs are what I like, especially IBIS. First Panasonic camera that's caught my interest in a long time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 16:35 UTC as 249th comment

I don't need to read this to know it's a stupid article. I disagree with everything they will probably say.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 16:37 UTC as 37th comment

Just saw a new bundle at Sams with camera, 20-50 zoom, Lightroom and their 7" Galaxy Tab Android tablet for $599. Fantastic deal.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 00:40 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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rrr_hhh: "The negatives in the so-called 'Mexican suitcase' were from Capa's coverage of the Spanish Civil War. He travelled to Spain in 1936 and shot hundreds of rolls of film during the conflict, which these days is relatively little-known outside Spain."
What !? Relatively little-known ? This can only be true for the Americans who were brainwashed by years of anti-communist propaganda and whose government cared for good relationships with fascist Franco government.

This tragedy is well known in the EU, where official government kept quiet while the progressists and democrates were massacrated. The controversy is still raging in Spain, where the history of those crimes need to be revisited.

Wow, nice anti-American screed. Ignorance knows no national boundaries.

I thought that statement about the Spanish Civil War being "little known" was very misguided, but your response takes the cake.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2013 at 00:48 UTC
On Daylily at Night photo in jameshax's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Beautiful! Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 16:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Reuters showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes article (226 comments in total)
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Russ Houston: Is this a new feature for Canon? I thought most cameras had this for the past several years.

Still, this photographer put it to good use. Interesting article.

Serious question. I honestly thought most cameras had this feature already. If the flagship Canon didn't then that raises an interesting question of why this feature would migrate up the chain instead of down like most features. Is it because it might be viewed as a gimmick? Obviously this guy put it to good use, so why wouldn't it be on the flagship models originally.

No judgement here. Just random wonderings. Flame away.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2012 at 19:56 UTC
On Reuters showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes article (226 comments in total)

Is this a new feature for Canon? I thought most cameras had this for the past several years.

Still, this photographer put it to good use. Interesting article.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2012 at 19:03 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies
On User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 article (262 comments in total)

Great information, and good job. I'd love to see you add these for other cameras. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2012 at 14:24 UTC as 56th comment
On MktCoffee_2 in the Caffeine challenge (5 comments in total)

Gorgeous! I love the composition.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 18:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On ISO 6400_nf-off photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (11 comments in total)

Very impressive! Well done, Oly!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2012 at 03:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On dpreview.com gets mobile article (110 comments in total)

Cool, thanks! I like the links to swap between mobile and full. With phones and tablets these days, it's nice to have options.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:09 UTC as 78th comment
On Just Posted: Lytro Light Field Camera review and video article (309 comments in total)

Many of the comments here sound just like the film forums when the first digital cameras came out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 15:09 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

I checked out the full shots from the blog and it's very impresive. Love to see them put it in a WP or Android phone. Well done, Nokia!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:22 UTC as 111th comment
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dsm6: I might get crucified here for saying this, but the body and design is not doing anything for me. There is really some great technology here, but why create a camera that isn't a SLR to look exactly like a 30 year old SLR. I understand the desire to evoke nostalgia, and a 'retro' feel, but it's about time for some fresh design input in this industry. The technology and mechanics of taking pictures has progressed much in the last 5 decades, so why design cameras around ergonomics for antique film based SLRs?

There must be a balance somewhere between the extremes of the Nikon/Canon cold war of releasing the newest iteration of their panzer tank line every few months, and the ultramodern Pentax K-01.

I think it's cool looking, but it negates one of the advantages of the E-P1 for me. It looks like a "professional" camera, meaning I can't take into shows and venues that don't allow "professional" (meaning dSLR) cameras. The Pen doesn't have that problem.

Still, an impressive feature set. I was about ready to ditch my Pen kit and buy the new Pentax K-01 so I can share lenses and accessories with my K5, but this will at least make me think about it first.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:36 UTC
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Joseph S Wisniewski: Is the 560/5.6 a mirror lens? The press release says

"thanks to the adoption of optics used in astronomical telescopes"

Minolta had an autofocus mirror, so it is possible.

Sony currently sell their 500mm reflex with AF. Smart move by Pentax, I think. People have been clamoring for longer lenses. Hope the price is south of $2k.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 01:08 UTC
On PhotoPlus Expo 2011 Report article (10 comments in total)

So, is Pentax Ricoh at the show?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 21:29 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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marike6: The design looks like an old iPod Nano but with a bigger screen. Being influenced by Apple is one thing, copying it another. Zeiss lens, that pretty cool. To bad it's a phone, but I guess the line between the 2 devices continues to be blurred.

Yes. Steve also invented the color white, sans serif fonts, and the letter "i".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 20:38 UTC
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Renzokuken: Windows Phone. Next.

Best Phone camera award still goes to IPhone, Top of the line Sony Ericsson Phones and certain Samsung models.

No doubt. I had a Nokia N95 and it took great photos. I was unpleasantly surprised when I upgraded phones last year that I couldn't find a better camera on a phone, excluding the N8. I passed on the N8 since it was Symbian.

I'll be glad when Nokia gets back in the game. Their cameras absolutely kill anything else out there.
I just don't get the love for the camera in the iPhone. The phone is nice and well-thought out. The camera is meh at best, pretty much on par with all the other phone cams out there.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 20:36 UTC
On Olympus shares suffer as former CEO goes on the attack article (193 comments in total)

Fascinating stuff. I hope this guy doesn't have an "accident" in the near future. That's an awful lot of money to just disappear, and I'm sure whoever has it doesn't want it found.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 01:02 UTC as 61st comment
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