PhotoPoet

PhotoPoet

Lives in NYC
Works as a Poet/Photographer/
Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (89 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: Smearing is awful even at base ISO. In no way a contest to the Nokia 808 WRT plain still IQ.

I *really* hope Samsung comes out with a Nokia 808-alike - with a huge sensor and great (prime) lens. Just another branch of their Zoom / Camera series, with photo buffs wanting a prime-"only", large-sensor, high-end phone-based camera would be a killer. The current lineup (unless you do need zoom)? Not so much, regrettably.

All in all, I won't ditch my Nokia 808 for the S5. The 808 is a perfect non-smart (I in no way use the Net on it, particularly not for browsing - the Achilles' heel of Symbian) phone for me. And, when better IQ is needed, I take my Fuji X-E1...

Place my "who cares what I think comment" here. iPhone vs that phone, this phone vs that camera, there is no single/right answer, as with cameras each of us has our own subjective "the one" and its not based on review "facts"...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (332 comments in total)

I love the size and easy of "Taking it along", and the photos are excellent, but for some reason over the past few weeks I find I am longing for my D7100. Not its size as much as its "reality". My adjustment to this camera is more philosophical than technical (although the menus system as we all know is a rabbit hole), it seems real, it performs, yet I continue to give it second looks. When I grab my S110 I know what it "is". The D7100 the same. This new "feel", small, light, powerful, DSLR-ish, I am learning to take it seriously... time will tell... I wore this last night after I left it at the bar, its diminutive size, unnoticed as I exited. This could have been aided by that third glass of wine..

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 14:05 UTC as 16th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (332 comments in total)
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PhotoPoet: I just got the camera, working though the menus, adjusting to the smaller size, loving it so far.. Can anyone tell me where RAW is hidden in the menu system?

thank you... got lost in menuville

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 12:34 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (332 comments in total)

I just got the camera, working though the menus, adjusting to the smaller size, loving it so far.. Can anyone tell me where RAW is hidden in the menu system?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review preview (15 comments in total)

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a camera recall.
Camera recalled due to a chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinder can cause skin or eye irritation or an allergic reaction to the user.

Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/money/canon-powershot-sx50-hs-digital-cameras-recalled/24937146#ixzz2vqJWbmBq

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 8th comment

La De Da. D7100 and S100, just sold an RX100 (nice photos, nice bounce, to big for my jean pocket- Yeah I am that lazy). Use iPhone far to often, unless I need the shutter speed and optical soon. Once the iPhone has an optical zoom, I'm guessing I will stop looking for whats next and keep my to favs, (above), there will be little reason to upgrade for years.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 22:21 UTC as 83rd comment
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (286 comments in total)

1st the obvious. This site is "free" we love it. We use it. Perhaps we click on a link and buy something from time to time. The work that goes into this site is much appreciated. As for the Enthusiasts ILC, "who knows" one persons perfect Nikon is another Samsung... peace

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 22:43 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I had not thought about it in awhile, until I read someones comment regarding "turning two dials" to change shutter and exposure. It flashed me back to days of yore. I do miss that ease of adjustment. Not fiddling with screen menus. I would not however pay this much for that ability, but thanks Nikon for the memories.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 21:40 UTC as 153rd comment | 2 replies
On Sample gallery: Apple's iPhone 5s post (105 comments in total)
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Johnsonj: Very nice. I'll get the next one as I just got the 5, 10 mos. ago.

Here's my dilemma: when do I use my RX100? Many times I carry both, the RX100 for pictures and iPhone for video. But that's a pain switching back-and-forth. I love RX100 and know it's better for stills and movies, but the iPhone is convenient, small, useful apps, and it's always with me.

Wish Apple would partner with Sony to combine iPhone with RX100.

I too carry that same combo. The other day, on the beach with family, I used both, however for CU of my daughters little girl, the RX100, zoom, excellent resolution, fill flash, (titled the head back), etc. I love my iPhone and as I have noted in prior posts, I for one a former professional photographer, rarely print photos, I haven't gone to 11 x 14 in years. Much of my "work" is as another poster disparagingly mentioned uploaded or emailed, Instagram is enjoyable, twitter a good way to share my daily "shots will walking" around NYC, perfect. Most of us know when to reach for a "real" camera, most of us know when to use a DSLR or RX100 or, yes, the iPhone... its all cool people... enjoy your photos, share um if you got um...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 21:11 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2065 comments in total)

Using a Sony RX 100, Nikon D7000 and of course iPhone5. I think I will pass. I am even with all the reading I am doing still confused as to "why" I want to switch. For me the D7000 (any DSLR) is speed. I will have to read a bit more to see if these four thirds cameras perform in such as way as to dump my D7000. Any one that is a user of this equipment, not just a "mine is bigger so its better" shooter, feel free to provide insight

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 14:11 UTC as 439th comment | 12 replies

Nice vivisection concept. But no thanks. I have the RX100 and sadly many other cameras of varying sizes. Even with the RX100 in my backpack I have a tendency to reach for my iPhone. As mentioned in another post, I print rarely, I share daily. I am a committed iAll gadgeteer. I will await the time in the near future when the lens tech allows for optical zoom on an iPhone and then I'll have it all. As I was typing it popped into my head when and why I need my D7000, speed. Birds landing on the water, sporting events (even the amazing Snappy Cam app not good enough), my kids, kids running around, etc. I do not wish to lug a "lens" around, thanks Sony but no...I'll just phone it in....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 15:55 UTC as 93rd comment
On Sony QX100 preview (160 comments in total)

Nice vivisection concept. But no thanks. I have the RX100 and sadly many other cameras of varying sizes. Even with the RX100 in my backpack I have a tendency to reach for my iPhone. As mentioned in another post, I print rarely, I share daily. I am a committed iAll gadgeteer. I will await the time in the near future when the lens tech allows for optical zoom on an iPhone and then I'll have it all. As I was typing it popped into my head when and why I need my D7000, speed. Birds landing on the water, sporting events (even the amazing Snappy Cam app not good enough), my kids, kids running around, etc. I do not wish to lug a "lens" around, thanks Sony but no...I'll just phone it in....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 15:52 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply

A general comment: We all parse on each and every bit of news regarding which camera is "best", the weight vs. feature, will this change be useful, the new low pass, the next hi-tech change. I for one rarely print, had a darkroom back-in-the-day, photography was a full time gig, now I shoot, post, email and occasionally print. The changing, "newer-better” tech has little bearing. Am I alone in that95% of my work exist as digital? Do many of you print, frame or sell your work? Its been a strange trip from the time and patience it took to bring photos to perfection, jiggling trays to Instagram, where I can see some excellent work and post my own and get feedback in seconds. AA filters? Gold Awards? Pros and cons of RAW’ It’s hard to buy a truly bad camera these days, the differences are small, many lenses are made by the same manufacture, pocket size this, lens heavy that, other than full time working professionals, what does it matter to the 99% whose photos never leave the screen?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 13:34 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

GAS. "Gear" is everything I buy in a quantity beyond what is reasonable. Too many watches. GAS. Too many shoes. GAS. Too many socks. GAS. Even if you have the money. What this comes down to is consumption. TV teaches us to consume. This site teaches us to consume. Those of us that have the resources (money) have always and it seems will continue to consume. I tell my wife/girlfriend/friends/mother/sister I am helping the economy by buying more "gear". The more I spend the more some company sells. Perhaps GAS is a good thing. If taken to the point of a gamblers addiction not good. If you can afford it. If you are not taking food off the table. Enjoy yourself. We all know a new and cooler watch wont get us where we are going on time any more than our $65 Swatch.. but if you are a watch GAS'er you don't care. So it goes with human nature... Either embrace GAS or change... One question, will you used the saved money in a positive way? If so head over to KIVA they can use it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:13 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)
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Jon Holstein: I might have missed it, but I think I've read all reviews of the RX100 that are on this site.

But you can actually tilt the flash with your finger, allowing it to bounce. I dont know how much difference it makes in practise since I don't own one. But it sounds like a neat feature.
My guess is that the RX100 II can do the same, it would be nice to know, and if its just an "on paper feature" or if it actually has some effect in reality.

Also it would be nice to know if the Wifi could support remote viewfinder. I havent heard it has that feature, so it would be nice to hear what Sony says about it, if it's not offical already and I just missed it.

The tilting bounce does make a difference. I use that feature frequently and it does allow for additional control... a very nice touch....

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 at 19:01 UTC
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)

PS quick comparison chart on amazon pre-order page..
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DGQK2GM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 13:26 UTC as 49th comment
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)

Been loving my RX100... do I need a tilt screen... no.. would I like WiFi yes... do I need a half a stop improvement sure but is it worth selling my RX100? Not sure.. On the other hand..

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 13:23 UTC as 50th comment
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hiro_pro: i cant believe how defensive some of the responses are. i have a d600 and an iphone 4s. yes my d600 takes better pictures not to mention the lens options. are there times when i am out and all i have is my phone? sure. are there times when i can snap a quick iphone picture to express or capture something? yes. the iphone (any smartphone) is making photography accessible to a large number of people that may never have explored the art before. we should celebrate that. eventually some of these new photographers will want to improve their art and upgrade. maybe camera sales will increase (or prices with drop- happy thought). are these the best mobile pics i have ever seen. no. i have a ton of friends on instragram that are taking better pictures. why? because their iphone made photography accessible to them. sure, i also have friends who should black out their camera lens and delete the camera icon but i have also seen some bad pics in the slr forums here

could not agree more. Get a grip. Shooting is the way to learn, so shoot a lot, phone, D7000, whatever. I use my iPhone much more than my D7000 or RX100. Partly too lazy to carry D7000 on a daily basis, partly due to me love of the "easy effects" edit. I look back on my "shaking the fixer in the trays" days and say, "thank you"... so shoot as you wish... most will be selfies and kittens... get over it... its just a photo.. you don't like SmartPhone photos, don't use it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 15:01 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (421 comments in total)

OK here I go again... returned the Fuji X20, shoot with a D7000 and Cannon S100, gave the 95 to daughter. So is the RX100 the answer. All cameras have, as we know, pros and cons. I want carry anywhere, a camera that will take me away from my (don't freakout now) iPhone, because I love to edit and share with family the moment I shoot (yes was a professional photographer for decades and now enjoy instagram and email my life "as it happens"). I believe we are all a bit nuts with the number of cameras we have/buy/sell/test/, but its what we do. I am guessing if the iPhone had an optical zoom I'd do fine. I also digress. I love to shoot, (as we all do), so aside from phone/photo haters who may not wish to answer :), can "you" say that the RX100 will deliver the images I want when I dont want to drag my D7000 around? Thanks for listening..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 13:14 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

quick question... those of you with Nikon D7000 or other "large" DSLR's that have switched...Understanding that there are differences... Do you miss your old companion?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 14:05 UTC as 209th comment | 3 replies
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