geoson

geoson

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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Full review please.

I think (hope) DPR will come out with a review faster than they did with the K3. I think the 645Z is more of a game changer than the K3, and there's almost no chance that Nikon or Canon will issue a direct response. By direct response, I'm referring to a medium format system.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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SDPharm: I wish Pentax had made an EVF and made it tiltable like the Panasonic GX7. It just does not seem comfortable to hold such a big camera at eye level.

Robgo2, I had the original film 645 for over 15 years. Pentax always marketed their medium format cameras, even the 67, as field cameras, and I used a tripod. Yes I was much younger then!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 22:33 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: I read lots of inflammatory responses, and rude comments about the four gentlemen in particular. I ask, why?

In the end, it your — user’s — own doing. You, a user, have a choice, but you seldom exercise your freedom to think and choose. Nikon is a respectable business still, and perhaps it will be better in the interest of their users if they focus on less products to please just everyone (which is obviously impossible), but more customer service and satisfaction in a certain segment.

However, even their current situation is not an excuse for incivility — you might have tried a different manufacturer in your imaging endeavours in the first place, one with less products to market, but offering more user satisfaction.

@GPW

6 years (or thereabout) without an update? Not yes or no, but I would compare it to a pocket veto by a president. 6 years of inaction would speak volumes to me, whatever investment I had in Nikon or any other maker. If I can't match my lens at once, so be it. I'm not a pro, so I'll take my time starting over. I'm doing that right now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 01:59 UTC
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)
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DaytonR: I like his last answer , a full frame Fuji with an X-Trans would be so tempting.....

Do you like that he seems to be telling you to wait a long time? "After we have completed our lens lineup." That doesn't sound like 35mm in 2015 or even the following year. His description of the Asian market vs. the western market should also give you pause. The Asian consumer does not have the U.S. "go big or go home" mentality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 01:45 UTC

Remember this post from 43rumors?
http://www.43rumors.com/ft4-guess-what-both-compact-camera-rumors-may-be-correct-new-xz-now-and-high-end-compact-later/

Maybe the prize is not the mini OMD.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 22:59 UTC as 12th comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (333 comments in total)
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CeleryBeats: Awesome lens. Awaiting Full Frame equivalent.

I don't think that a 35mm equivalent is a sure thing. If anything, this lens may have been made with a goal of keeping APS-C users from moving up to 35mm. This is a large lens, and the 35mm version would be even larger. For some users on the fence between APS-c and 35mm, this may be enough to keep them in the "cruiser-weight" division.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 18:38 UTC
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GeorgeZ: It MAY cost more with the OVF than the EM5?
It costs more even without it!
The EM5 now is € 1099 here with the 12-50mm, the E-P5 will cost as much but with the 14-42mm.
And if Olympus doesn't change its policy, that price will be the fixed price for the first couple of months, maybe by then the EM5 will even be further reduced.
The P5 is certainly a nice camera but Olympus is asking too much.
The PM2 can be found for almost a third of the P5, the E-PL5 for less than half- both with the same sensor/engine.
I just don't get it Olympus.

I think by now Olympus has to revise it's "early adapter" pricing. Mirrorless is relatively new, but if you look at its capabilities now compared to the first generation, it is absolutely viable as a primary camera for some people. With more players in the game, Olympus will need more than even this for premium pricing.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)
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BJN: Meh. You get a more compact camera only if you don't use the add-on EVF. If you do, you have a bigger, bulkier package. And you have fiddly caps that need to cover the vulnerable accessory port behind the hotshoe and the protruding connector below the EVF. Unless you never or rarely intend to use an EVF, go for the better integrated E-M5.

There's a saying that the camera adds 10 pounds. I think the same holds true even with photos of cameras. Once people get it into their hands I'm sure its going to be smaller than some of the photos make it appear. No, I don't have one, but that has been my experience with plenty of digicams and every ILC I've seen except the GH-3.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 23:28 UTC
On More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' article (237 comments in total)

I think photographers are unmatched in their ability to be gear heads and Luddites at the same time. To say that NO enthusiast would use a camera without a viewfinder? Will there be no great photos from a cameras without viewfinders? Please!

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 21:35 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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eastwestphoto: NX Mount, renders the Camera Useless to me!,,, M4/3 & Nex are enough for DSLM cameras.

What mount did you expect from Samsung?!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 22:26 UTC
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rb59020: No full frame sensor, 1/8000 shutter or 4k video? No deal!

I sincerely hope you're being sarcastic. No drugs on earth could make me think I could get what you want for $599

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 22:25 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)
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harrisoncac: Thanks, Pentax.
This is the one that I have been waiting for a decade.
I hope that the K-02 will take the same course and look as this MX-1.

This past fall at PhotoPlus, a Pentax rep told me that Pentax would have a new ILC in the spring. I gathered from our chat that they would not use the K-01 design. I think this MX-1 could be a preview. Interesting that they revived the MX logo in a compact. Maybe there's a reborn LX in the works? Maybe they'll save that for a new ILC?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 00:16 UTC
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Nathan Chao: I am part of the aging population with legacy equipment from the dawn of autofocus.
In my day a FF did not break the bank. It was priced with full pentaprism at the inflation adjusted price of mid level APS-C size cameras today.
Since the first digital SLR almost 20 years ago, I have waited patiently for an enthusiast affordable bare bones FF slr/slt or even mirrorless with low cost autofocus adapter that can use my legacy autofocus lenses for under $1000. Will that happen befor I die.

@gsum, there are not enough enthusiasts out there to sustain this industry. We have at least a full generation of "photographers" who have no experience with film or printing. The technology will not be removed from the camera. As for me, an E1 styled m43 with updated sensor, or an e1 body with a fixed 24-90 equivalent would take care of 95% of my work.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 17:41 UTC
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Nathan Chao: I am part of the aging population with legacy equipment from the dawn of autofocus.
In my day a FF did not break the bank. It was priced with full pentaprism at the inflation adjusted price of mid level APS-C size cameras today.
Since the first digital SLR almost 20 years ago, I have waited patiently for an enthusiast affordable bare bones FF slr/slt or even mirrorless with low cost autofocus adapter that can use my legacy autofocus lenses for under $1000. Will that happen befor I die.

I hope your family has a long life gene. There will be fewer and fewer of us as time goes on. If someone does make your dream camera, it will be a niche item and you will have to pay a niche price to get it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 16:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)

Some of the complaints here amaze me. People, you had to figure there would be some sacrifices made to get the price down. If you want the big sensor, you have to pay for it. The question is what are you willing to give up in order to get it?

As for me, it's a moot point. I've already decided that I'm going to stay in the "lighter weight" divisions.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 15:12 UTC as 56th comment
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR article (235 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Wow how many people are going to be walking around with a Full Frame camera now? I see a lot of 7Ds in normal people's hands. This is in the same price range. It will be really interesting to see how these new smaller and less expensive full frame cameras change the landscape of everyday photography.

Agreed. I've already decided I'm going in the opposite direction.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 13:18 UTC
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schaki: To call this update a J2 is a bit strange. J1.5 would have been more fair.
Even though the Nikon 1 has its nice features which can be very useful for candid and streetphotography. Though I still not quite see how this concept are going to be a real success, trying to sell it to professionals.
I can swear that even these want smaller and lighter gear to lug a around and probably not smaller sensor-size than Aps-c or 4/3 as worst.

Olympus for example never quite managed to break through and challenge the big boys, like Canon and Nikon, when the major part of the DSLR war still was going on. That although them initially used nice Kodak-ccds and had a reputation of having some great lenses.

Whoever said Nikon was trying to sell the "1" series to pros? Or even enthusiasts? Having Ashton Kutcher in their commercials should tell you where they're going with the Nikon 1.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2012 at 19:39 UTC

$399 is when I pulled the trigger on the TL500. Patience!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 22:44 UTC as 25th comment
On Samsung releases 12MP EX2F 'Smart Camera' article (370 comments in total)
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ChrisKramer1: I want to like it but I think the Panasonic LX7 will couple the same design to a larger (1 inch sensor)...

Don't be so sure. The LX7 might have a larger sensor. But will it have faster lens? Articulated screen? AMOLED screen? ND filter? I'll say the same thing about the EX2 that I said about the EX1: other camera makers may do a few things better, or have a more advanced feature here or there, but no one put so many things together like the TL500. I'm looking forward to the new one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 22:17 UTC
On Samsung releases 12MP EX2F 'Smart Camera' article (370 comments in total)

I just used my TL500 as a back up at a trolley museum in CT. This is a good upgrade for me. I had good results with the 1.17 sensor. I'm looking forward to the tests. Sony had me interested except for the lack of a hotshoe and the slowness at the tele end.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 00:37 UTC as 53rd comment
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